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Vol. 17, No. 4 July/Aug 2011

Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico Edition

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Editors Corner For this issue, I want to share a beautiful and meaningful story that I received recently. It’s titled The Cab Ride, written by Kent Nerburn. I hope that you will agree with me that it is worth the read. I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes, I walked to the door and knocked. “Just a minute”, answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90’s stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940’s movie. By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware. “Would you carry my bag out to the car?”, she asked. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman. She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb. She kept thanking me for my kindness. “It’s nothing”, I told her. “I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother to be treated.” “Oh, you’re such a good boy”, she said.When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, “Could you drive through downtown?” “It’s not the shortest way” I answered quickly.“Oh, I don’t mind”, she said. “I’m in no hurry. I’m on my way to a hospice. ”I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. “I don’t have any family left”, she continued. “The doctor says I don’t have very long.” I quietly reached over and shut off the meter. “What route would you like me to take?” I asked. For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.

Cover Fry Fabrications Makes Exquisite Fabricated Products. Management Team in Front of Some of their Products. Photography by Robbie. Announcements/Releases......................6-7

Shop Profile......................................1,30-32 Feature Articles..............................52-53,66

Buyers Guide Equipment....................74-82

Buyers Guide Processes.....................83-93

Card Gallery........................................76-93

Index of Advertisers..................................94

Editorial..................................... Throughout

Published by: A2Z Metalworker

PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly Mail Address: PO Box 93295 Phoenix, AZ 85070 Telephone: (602) 412-7696 Website: E-mail:

Sometimes she’d ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing. As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, “I’m tired. Let’s go now.”


We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico. Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up.They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move.They must have been expecting her.

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I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.“How much do I owe you?” she asked, reaching into her purse. “Nothing,” I said. “You have to make a living”, she answered. “There are other passengers”, I responded. Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly. “You gave an old woman a little moment of joy”, she said. I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk.What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run,or had honked once, then driven away? On a quick review, I don’t think that I have done anything more important in my life. We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one. People May Not Remember Exactly What You Did, Or What You Said - But They Will Always Remember How You Made Them Feel. I wish you continued health and happiness through the year, and God Bless our Troops.

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Published bi-monthly to keep metalworkers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 6300 people actively engaged in the precision manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 19,300 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.

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Announcements & Releases Greg Sayler Joins PMC as C.O.O. Mark Porter, Chief Executive Officer of PMC Machining and Manufacturing, Inc., has announced the appointment of Greg Sayler to Chief Operating Officer. Mr.Sayler brings with him over 30 years of extensive knowledge and qualifications of aerospace manufacturing, quality and engineering. As COO he plans to extend PMC’s depth in the Aerospace industry. He holds ASQ Certified Engineer, as well as Quality and Certified Auditor. Prior to joining PMC, Mr. Sayler worked at MD Helicopters as Supplier Quality Manager and NDT Level III. He has held positions as Quality Engineer, Process Engineer and Manager, as well as Principal NDT Level III for companies such as Alcoa/Howmet, PCC, and a subsidiary of Ping Golf. Mr. Sayler is a certified welding engineer, heat treat engineer and NDT engineer. PMC has been one of Arizona’s leading manufacturers for nearly 25 years, specializing in numerous industry practices including; aerospace machining, manufacturing and assembly, flat panel display products, and semi-conductor sputtering targets. For additional information, please visit

Haas Factory Outlet Service Team Continues to Grow! Haas Factory Outlet –Phoenix, a division of Ellison Machinery Company, has added two members to its service department. Danny White and Sean Baily are the latest to join the team that provides service and support to Haas CNC machine tools in Arizona & southern Nevada. DannyWhite has over 17 years of repair experience on Haas machines that began with eight years at Haas Automation in Oxnard, CA as a product specialist and supervisor in the service department. Danny then made the move to field service technician at HFO-Torrance and then on to HFO New Mexico where he was the sole service technician for the entire state of New Mexico. Sean Baily comes to HFO-Phoenix after over a decade as a production technician and supervisor at Honeywell International. Sean will be right at home among the Haas CNC machines in Arizona & Nevada with his knowledge of production equipment, as well as his experience performing machine maintenance and corrective/preventative maintenance. “Our service department continues to grow to meet the needs of our customers,” explains Rick Fleming, Vice President Customer Service at the HFO, “adding Danny and Sean to the team will help us to be more responsive to those needs.” A2Z METALWORKER

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R.D. Fenn Is Remembered by Many R.D. Fenn, 82, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away May 16th at his home in Phoenix with his loving wife at his side. He was born in Smithdale Miss. in 1929 but lived in Arizona since 1952. He was a salesman for Garett Industrial Supply Company until his retirement in 1988. He loved being a cowboy and riding at his son’s Buzzard Roost Ranch in Young AZ. RD Fenn was well known to anyone who has been in the metalworking industry, in the Phoenix area, in the last 40 years. He is remembered best, from his years, as a salesman, with Garret Industrial Supply. RD had a personality that allowed him to immediately bond with his customers, and then turn many of those relationships into friendships. Many of us remember those yellow notepads, he always gave out, with his picture, and “RD Fenn, your action man”, at the bottom.After retiring from Garrett Supply, he teamed up with BC Tool Grinding, for several years, as a salesman and advisor, followed by a short run with Southwest Tool, before illness caused him to retire, in 2007.

S&S Machinery Hosts Fiber Laser Seminar Recently, S & S Machinery hosted professionals from the metal fabrication industry in Phoenix for a day of learning about fiber optic lasers. Experts from Salvagnini and IPG Photonics Fiber Laser Technology were on hand to share their knowledge and showcase Salvagnini’s new L3 Fiber Optic Laser. Everyone was treated to lunch while they were educated on the amazing capabilities of the Salvagnini L3 Fiber Laser Cutter. Did you know that you will see more than a 70% reduction in power consumption when the fiber laser is compared to the 4kw CO2 lasers? Or that there is up to a 67% reduction in total operating costs with the elimination of turbines, bearings, internal optics, vacuum pumps, fans, filters, plasma tubes and end stage tubes, as well as consumable laser and purge gases used in conventional lasers? Everyone was extremely impressed by the L3 and the team from Salvagnini and IPG. If you would like to learn more about the L3 Fiber Laser Cutter from Salvagnini, call 602-368-8542 or email

Ganesh To Unveil New 11-Axis Lathe at Open House! Ganesh Machinery will unveil two new machines fresh off the factory floor on September 14th at their headquarters building at 20869 Plummer St. in Chatsworth, just off of DeSoto Ave., along with 20 other machine

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Locally and time operated Forowned the 2nd in Arizona the CNC Equipment was recently past 3 years, locally owned honored with Okuma’s coveted and operated Arizona CNC DOUBLE DIAMOND AWARD for was awarded the Okuma Dsales i a machieved ond A w a rd T h efiscal during the. past company waswas one of of only year. AZCNC one the avery select few in North America few distributors in North America to to receive this award. receive this award. “I am really proud of the team at Arizona CNC,” President Greg Whelan “Our tosales, service and Okuma’s single Diamond Awardsaid. is presented distributors for achieving administrative support went above and beyond to their annual sales quota. The “DOUBLE support our customers, and this was particularly notable DIAMOND” award was given to AZCNC in such a difficult economic he continued. For for sales that amounted to double climate,” their more information, call Arizona CNC at 480-615-6353. original quota for the fiscal year. AZCNC has received the Diamond Award A3Zout of METALWORKER • 7 • July/Aug 2010 the last 4 years, but this is the first time the company has been honored with the most prestigious DOUBLE DIAMOND award. 2

Announcing 5th Annual HTEC Conference! The 5th Annual Americas HTEC CNC Educators Conference will be held in Phoenix, July 12-14, 2011. The 3-day event, co-hosted by Arizona State University Polytechnic and Gateway Community College, is filled with presentations and displays by the machining industry’s leading CNC educators and partners from industry, as well as machine demonstrations. Since its inception, the HaasTechnical Education Center (HTEC) Network’s sole purpose is to promote high-quality manufacturing education throughout the world. Patrick Ellison, General Manager, HFO-Phoenix (this years’ host-HFO) encourages local educators to take advantage of this convergence of industry and education happening in our own backyard. Registration for this year’s event is available online by visiting For more information please contact Mr. Trian Georgeou (480)727-1761. A2Z METALWORKER

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According to the latest data released by the Energy Information Administration, the average retail price of electricity in America was 9.70 cents per kiowatthour (kWh). From state to state the average electricity price ranges from a low of 6.26 cents per kWh in Wyoming to 27.19 kWh in Hawaii. This year, GE announced it had boosted the efficiency of its thin-film solar panels to an industry best 12.8%. Solar efficiency ratings only continue to improve. The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology announced this month that it had increased the efficiency rating of thin film solar cells to a new world record of 18.7%. More efficient solar panels will only help the industry as it encroaches on the fossil fuel market. Currently in some areas of California solar has reached price parity with conventional power supplies. Alongside increased efficiency, a drop in the price of solar modules is also making the industry more appealing. Bloomberg reports that solar module prices have dropped 21% this year. Helping to drive this price reduction is a market that is currently saturated with modules. Research shows there is more than 10-gigawatts worth of solar module inventory currently waiting to be moved. Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that solar installations could rise by as much as 50% this year as cheaper panels make developers less dependent on government subsidies. This increase in installations could result in as much as US$140 billion in revenue. GE will open a thin film manufacturing plant in 2013 that will initally produce enough panels to power 80,000 homes annually.

L-3 Achieves Integrated Broadcast Service Program Milestone for OnBudget Performance L-3 Communications announced hat it has achieved a significant performance milestone in support of a high-priority United Kingdom intelligence project. The company’s STRATIS business, which is part of L-3’s Services Group, in its role as the prime contractor for the Integrated Broadcast Service (IBS) program, has been recognized for achieving the project’s in-service date within budget and ahead of schedule. The program utilizes advanced satellite and computer technology to develop a secure communications infrastructure and data dissemination system. The L-3 STRATIS team has successfully provided the capability to deliver highly specific types of data across multiple network. This system supports military operations on a global scale.


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U.S. Senate Bill Requires Fixed-Price JSF Contract The defense authorization bill passed by the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee last month requires a fixed-price contract for the next F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) buy, forcing the contractors to absorb any cost overruns. “The bill contains a unique requirement that the low-rate initial procurement contract for the FY11 lot of the Joint Strike Fighter (LRIP5) program must be a fixed-price contract and the contract must require the contractor to absorb 100 percent of costs above the target cost,” the committee’s statement said. If included in the final bill passed by both chambers, the Senate committee’s amendment would make using a fixed-price contract legally binding. The bill fully supports the Pentagon’s budget request for procurement of the aircraft, allocating $3.2 billion for the Navy and $3.7 billion for Air Force’s JSF buy.The Pentagon plans to buy 32 JSF aircraft in 2012: 19 for the Air Force, seven for the Navy and six for the Marine Corps. The JSF program is under intense scrutiny by Pentagon leadership due to dramatic cost overruns and production delays. Defense Secretary Robert Gates put the Marine Corps variant on a two year-probation earlier this year. A Defense Acquisition Board review that would have established a new

cost baseline for the F-35 has been postponed until the fall, according to JSF program executive officer Vice Adm. David Venlet. The review had been scheduled for late May, and then was rescheduled for mid-June.

Obama Offers Training Plan Designed for High-Tech Jobs Confronting the challenge of running for re-election while the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, President Obama convened a session of his new jobs council last month, offering a proposal to train 10,000 American engineering students a year in a program focused on filling high-tech jobs.

 The program, which Mr. Obama unveiled during a visit to a lighting manufacturer here, would seek to marry private companies with colleges and universities in a bid to enc Right now, there are more than four job seekers for every job opening in America,” Mr. Obama said, in remarks at Cree Inc., which makes L.E.D. products. “But when it comes to science and high-tech fields, the opposite is true: businesses like this tell me they’re having a hard time finding workers to fill their job openings.” 
“The world has changed,” Mr. Obama said. “And for a lot of our friends and neighbors, that change has been painful. Today the single most serious economic problem we face is getting people back to work.” 


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Arizona aerospace group looks to strengthen Canadian ties An Arizona aerospace and defense group hopes to formalize its connections with a Canadian organization this summer to spur more activity for one of the state’s key industries.

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Aero Montreal and the Aerospace and Defense Research Collaboratory at Arizona State University ’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa are in talks to partner on research, conferences, student exchanges and more. The connection would represent a stronger partnership between the aerospace communities in Arizona and in Canada, which already have a healthy link, said Anshuman Razdan, project director for the ADRC. “Between Arizona and Canada, I believe there is about $2 billion in trade just in aerospace,” he said.

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Sargent Earns Supplier Gold Status from United Technologies Corporation Sargent Aerospace & Defense, a leading supplier of precision engineered components and aftermarket services, announced that the company was presented Supplier Gold Status by United Technologies Corporation. “Sargent is a key supplier of flight-critical components to UTC’s Hamilton Sundstrand, Pratt & Whitney, and Sikorsky companies,” said Scott Still, president, Sargent Aerospace & Defense. “Recognition from these companies and UTC as a whole validates the emphasis we place on highly engineered solutions and outstanding customer service.” According to Hamilton Sundstrand, Sargent’s Guaymas, Mexico facility is the first in that country to win the UTC Supplier Gold distinction. It is located in The Offshore Group’s Roca Fuerte Industrial Park. “UTC’s Supplier Gold recognition program was established to acknowledge superior performance over a 12-month period in the areas of quality, delivery, lean and customer satisfaction,” said Robert Murray, vice president of supply chain at Hamilton Sundstrand. “Sargent’s performance over the past year has been exceptional.” Sargent has adopted UTC’s lean assessment and other tools across all facilities and hopes to achieve Supplier Gold status at American and Canadian facilities during the next 12 months. A2Z METALWORKER

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Mission planning and a scientific instrument for an $800 million attempt to land a vehicle on an asteroid will come from theValley. KinetX Inc., based in Tempe, will provide the mission design and navigation for the project, which is being spearheaded by the University of Arizona. Arizona State University ’s School of Earth and Space Exploration will build one of the instruments for the project. The UA plan was selected last week to receive the massive grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Ad min istration. The mission is to bring back mineral samples from an asteroid that crosses Earth’s path every September on its 1.2-year orbit around the sun. Information about its composition could help scientists identify the building blocks of life on Earth and determine how similar space rocks could be deflected before hitting the planet, said Michael Drake, director of the UA’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, who’s leading the mission team. For KinetX, it is another in a series of NASA missions for which it has provided support — and this one will provide one of the group’s ultimate challenges, said Kjell Stakkestad, the company’s chairman and owner. “It’s extremely difficult,” he said of the physics involved in landing a craft on a rock that’s a third of a mile wide and moving through space at thousands of miles per hour. “It’s like finding a needle in a haystack.”

Raytheon Partners with NAMMO for Second Source of AMRAAM Motors Raytheon Company and the Norwegian defense company NAMMO are in the process of qualifying an alternate rocket engine for the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile. The new motor will be interchangeable with the AMRAAM propulsion system and will maintain the same performance as the current one. “A second source of rocket motors ensures Raytheon will meet its commitment to the U.S. and allied warfighter by providing an uninterrupted supply of the world’s most capable beyond-visual range air-to-air missile,” said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ Air Warfare Systems product line. “Our partnership with NAMMO leverages Raytheon’s decades of experience partnering with European businesses to build and deliver reliable and capable systems.” The U.S. Air Force, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, Innovation Norway, Raytheon and NAMMO Raufoss AS share financing for nonrecurring costs associated with the qualification program. “NAMMO has a rich history of producing rocket motors for air-to-air missiles and has delivered more than 40,000 rocket motors for the Sidewinder program alone,” said Ola Skrivervik, NAMMO’s senior vice president of Business Development. “The AMRAAM qualification program is progressing rapidly and with great success.” A2Z METALWORKER

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Force Protection Receives $22.48 Million in Awards to Extend Field Service Representatives

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Force Protection Industries, Inc. announced it has received two firm fixed price modification awards under contract M67854-07-D-5031 totaling approximately $22.48 million from U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command for the extension of field service representatives in Afghanistan.

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After redeveloping its Chinook production line, Boeing is manufacturing the helicopter at the highest rate in two decades, Leanne Caret, Boeing vice president of Chinook programs, said. Accordingly, Boeing has made a $130 million capital investment into the factory producing the helicopters, which will allow Boeing to produce six aircraft a month, primarily the new F models for the U.S. armed forces but variants for international sales as well, Shephard Group Ltd. Web site reported recently. The Boeing Chinook facility has two production lines as a result of surging interest. One line is dedicated to building CH-47Fs with the other producing variants for foreign clients. Caret said: “It will be the first time the special ops community will get new airframes with all the unique features that they need to run that mission. “It really is the Chinook of the future ... It offers all the capabilities and technology that many of our customers desire.”


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Boeing warns Joint STARS upgrades to cost $10-$15B Boeing has escalated a campaign to persuade the US Air Force to replace the Northrop Grumman E-8C joint surveillance target attack radar system (Joint STARS), warning that actual costs to modernize the 707-based surveillance fleet may exceed official estimates by up to five times. Boeing’s analysis of the cost to upgrade the E-8C with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor, new engines, wide-band communications, modern avionics and a selfprotection system, ranges between $10-$15 billion, said Egan Greenstein, a Boeing senior manager for business development. That number compares to a $2.9 billion estimate developed jointly by the USAF and Northrop, which includes a “radar technology refresh”, a communication network upgrade, a self-defense suite and cheek radar arrays. “Any other figure besides the ones I have previously discussed, I can’t validate,” Northrop said in a statement. A2Z METALWORKER

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The cost debate could figure prominently as the USAF nears the end of a wide-ranging, 18-month study in September.That analysis of alternatives will define how the USAF invests in the ability to track moving objects on the ground from the air - the key function of the Joint STARS APY-7 radar. Since the first of 17 Joint STARS aircraft became operational in January 1991, however, radar technology has dramatically changed.

Student-Designed Car Achieves 321MPG The Paoli (IN) News-Republican reports on the engineering class at Paoli High School, which for the second year entered the Indiana Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Alliance’s (IMSTEA) Super Mileage Challenge. For the competition, students have to design every aspect for the car except for the engine, which is a 3.5 horsepower engine. The group of students designed a car capable of achieving 321-miles per gallon, and was awarded with “the Performance Concept Award for having the most accurate projection of how many

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Productivity Increases Depress Job Creation The New York Times reports on its front page, “Workers are getting more expensive while equipment is getting cheaper, and the combination is encouraging companies to spend on machines rather than people.” The Times notes that since the economic downturn, production levels have risen but hiring has remained below where many experts expected it to be. “Since the recovery began, businesses’ spending on employees has grown 2 percent as equipment and software spending has swelled 26 percent, according to the Commerce Department.” And “with equipment prices dropping, and tax incentives to subsidize capital investments, these trends seem likely to continue.”

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“Robotics and unmanned technology is a key future” for the U.S. military, Lynn said in Paris today ahead of this year’s Air Show. The Pentagon will also seek to maintain a lead in cyber security and the capability to strike long-range targets using a combination of missiles, aircraft and electronic attack, he said at briefing.

Those technologies include materials that help military aircraft reduce their radar signature and thereby avoid detection by adversaries.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn said the U.S. will maintain its lead in unmanned robotic technology in the face of a $400 billion reduction in defense spending.

The Pentagon is reviewing its long-range spending plans to meet President Barack Obama’s goal of reducing spending over 12 years to help cut the U.S. deficit. “No country with a weak economy is going to be strong militarily,” Lynn said. “So, it’s a strategic imperative that we tackle the budget deficit” including ways to reduce defense spending. Still, there are some areas of emerging military strength the U.S. will try to preserve, including unmanned robotic technologies, because it’s not clear “the exact shape they will take, or the precise advantages they will confer” Lynn said. The trade-group’s members include Lockheed Martin Corp., the world’s largest defense contractor, Boeing Co., Northrop Grumman

Lynn likened the effort to preserve some military technologies during the budget downturn to the U.S. push in the 1970s, when defense spending declined in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and the Pentagon still continued to invest in so- called stealth technologies.

“If not for our careful stewardship in the lean years of the 1970s, it would have been left on the drawing board,” Lynn said. The U.S. Air Force’s F-22 and F-35 jet fighters, both made by Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed, are stealth airplanes. The U.S. Air Force is seeking $197 million in the fiscal year 2012 budget to begin work on a new bomber that will be part of a family of long-range strike systems. The military service has said these systems may also include unmanned airplanes, missiles and planes that can disable enemy radar. The long-range strike systems would enable the U.S. military to hit targets deep inside enemy territory. “There’s going to be a cyber dimension to any future conflict,” Lynn said. “Given our reliance on information technology for our military we need to be able to defend” the networks from attacks, he said. A2Z METALWORKER

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Delcam is pleased to announce that its FeatureCAM range of featurebased CAM software products has been certified by the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program for Autodesk Inventor 2012 mechanical design and engineering software. A demonstration showing how the two programs work together can be seen on Delcam TV at inventor2012.

The same combination of functionality means that FeatureCAM can update the toolpaths rapidly following any change to the design in Inventor. The software analyses the model to identify any changes and then automatically updates the toolpaths in any affected areas.

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Intel Touts “Ultrabook” As Next Product Category The AP reports, “Intel Corp. is touting a hybrid laptop 0.8 inches (20 mm) thick with sleek tablet computing features and ultra-sharp visual images that it hopes will create a market bridging traditional PCs and new devices. The laptop also represents what the US technology giant promises its latest generation of processors will be able to deliver by 2012, when they power new computers produced by companies likeTaiwan’s AsusTek Computer Inc.” Intel executive vice president Sean Maloney said “that by the end of 2012, Intel aims to shift 40 percent of consumer laptops to its ‘Ultrabook’ model, a new category of thin and light mobile computers.”

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Despite escalating pressure to cut Pentagon spending, the top strategist for Boeing Co.’s defense operations sees potentially robust growth opportunities in both cyber protection and new unmanned aircraft programs.

Chris Raymond, head of strategy and business development for Boeing’s Defense Space & Security unit, on Sunday highlighted those areas as possible bright spots among the otherwise relatively dim prospects for Pentagon acquisition budgets. In a news briefing, Mr. Raymond reiterated that Boeing also hopes to partly offset impending cuts in U.S. defense spending by selling more helicopters, jet fighters and C-17 cargo aircraft around the world, including parts of Asia, the middle East and Latin America. But amid continuing uncertainty about Pentagon spending plans over the next few years, the Boeing official stressed that the realms of cyber protection and so-called unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, offer potentially the best chances for the Chicago aerospace company to snare substantial new U.S. orders. “There’s a lot of discussion about other [drone] platforms” in addition to the small number of models already operated by the Pentagon, Mr. Raymond said, including some that would be able to hover and fly like helicopters.Those areas “will stay hot from a research and development perspective,” he added, “because there are future opportunities out there everybody sees.” In discussing cyber protection, the Boeing executive stressed that “we do see it as a growth area.”





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For starters, Boeing expects that Defense Department contractors relatively quickly will face the likelihood of “greater requirements and expectations” related to the cyber security of aircraft and even subsystems they sell to the Pentagon. In the near term, Mr. Raymond described Boeing’s strategy as “building our capabilities” to concentrate on helping U.S. intelligence customers with “information sharing and information assurance.” But eventually, Mr. Raymond predicted, Boeing will consider how far it can expand its cyber expertise “in terms of other customers, both federal, and maybe someday, commercial entities.” In an era of shrinking defense dollars, fixed-price production contracts and few new program starts, talk about potential cyber protection contracts conjures up visions of greater contractor flexibility and heftier profit margins. Even more importantly, the drive to protect sensitive data from threats posed by cyber-intruders is coming from various parts of the U.S. government. From the White House to the Pentagon to the Department of Homeland Security, according to Mr. Raymond,

data protection has “become viewed as an enduring security issues.” Since cyber security is intended to counteract a threat “we’re going to worry about for evermore,” Mr. Raymond said, “selling those services and capabilities” both inside and outside the U.S. government is “going to feel like a growth business for everybody.” Recently, Dennis Mullenberg, the chief executive of Boeing’s defense operations, projected that overseas business would account for about one-quarter of the unit’s overall revenue by 2013, nearly three times the percentage in 2006. In spite of personnel reductions in the U.S. in anticipation of shrinking Pentagon budgets, the Associated Press quoted the Boeing executive telling reporters at an air show in Singapore that “we anticipate steady, moderate growth in our defense business” globally.

ATK to Open Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence Facility ATK is nearing completion of its state of the art Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence (ACCE) in Clearfield, Utah.The new facility will serve as the headquarters for ATK Aerospace Structures’ commercial aircraft programs and will support the manufacturing of commercial airframes and engine components for the Airbus A350, and General Electric and Rolls-Royce engine programs.

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Derek adds another important outcome of the move to a new facility was that the company can take on jobs that require a much larger footprint than their previous facility could accommodate. He says, “We are so much more efficient in our new facility, and we can turn products to our customers in large quantities. In fact, in just the past 60 days, we processed 1700 end products for our customers!” Custom, cool, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. That is what Fry Fabrications is known for. Jim wants to expand the company’s business locally with products that Fry Fabrications makes exceptionally well. If you have tradeshow, marketing and display needs, the products Fry Fabrications will design for you won’t be “cookie cutter”. They will be sturdy, one of a kind, and functional displays. “Many of our products are transported all the time for different venues, and they aren’t often well cared for”, Operations Manager Dave Dixon said. “We need to make products that will withstand harsh treatment, and still look really good after multiple uses.” The company also wants to continue to grow its industrial product sales. Manufacturing entities need steel racks, push carts, and other industrial products -- that need to be durable and sometimes custom to their particular environment. “We can do this very well, and cost effectively”, Derek said. Check out Fry Fabrications capabilities on their website at’ll see it all on theirYouTube Video. And if you are considering doing business with them, I highly encourage you to call them at (602) 454-0701 to schedule an onsite visit to see their end products. You will be delighted. Even astounded. I was! A2Z METALWORKER

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holding Landmark’s AS9100 engineering department generates differentBretta designs each Colleen Walski, Landmark Quality Manager, Cassavant Certification from day as Precision part of its efforts to continually improve car Great Western Manufacturing Machining, Inc. Registrar, LLC performance in a highly competitive racing environment. This puts pressure on JGR’s in-house machine shop to manufacture those components as quickly as possible so that the team’s drivers can immediately reap the benefits on the track;Concept JGR’s threeto Sprint drivers shown benefit on the track by having quick inch for those flats without distorting the tube. Getting Car,Cup teamBusch here—Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Kyle turnaround Busch of new part designs. So in a sense, Faster benefit on the track by having quick turnaround of new part department designs. So in ashop sense, JGR’s JGR’s manufacturing JGR’s manufacturing is a job shop also benefits by using quick-change department is a job shop charged with creating small of shows the system charged with creating small batches of various pallet system.batches This picture various workpieces in short order. workpieces in short order. integrated into a tombstone used on one of the shop’s Doosan HMCs. The pallet modules on In termsToof car development, one might think that a the JGR’s strives to and reduce and simplifyprovide setups, Tothat that end, end, JGR’s shopshop strives to reduce tombstone a common mounting NASCARjust race team primarily conceives andbecause from a single as all job shops do. JGR benefits simplify setups, just as all job shops do. JGR manufactures fresh part designs between seasons. That’s source supplier Doosan, located increated Pine Brook NJ, is its official benefits because a single source supplier not the case. In fact, Joefrom Gibbs Racing (JGR) machine tool provider. The shop uses some 1,200 race car components at its of the aartvariety of Doosan CNC Doosan, located in Pine Brook NJ,state is its official Machine Tools. Doosan is the largest Huntersville, North tool Carolina headquarters. Its asubstantial machine provider. The shop uses variety technical sponsor to Joe engineering department generates different designs each Gibbs Racing. The Huntersville of Doosan CNC Machine Tools. Doosan isfacility the car currently houses 19 day as Doosan’s part of itsinefforts to continually improve totalsponsor (3) HMCs, (10) VMCs largest to racing Joe Gibbs Racing. and (6) turning centers. performance in a technical highly competitive environment. 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pallet system. This system also allows JGR to interrupt a part run with a more urgent part without lengthy set up changes. The Kontec KSM Rail multiple-part mechanical clamping system is another workholding device JGR uses on its machining centers. This system allows the shop to clamp numerous workpieces on a machine table for long stretches of unattended machining and improved throughput. It consists of a fixed jaw and one or more moving jaws on a clamping rail that adjust to secure parts of different sizes. The shop often uses multiple clamping rails on a machine’s table to maximize the number of parts machined in one setup. Alternator brackets like the ones shown were previously secured using two single-station vises on the table at a time. Using the Kontec system, the shop now sets up 12 parts per load for first operation and four parts per load for the second. This reduces tool changes and door openings, saving a total of 2 hours and 15 minutes for a batch of 50 parts.This also frees 7 hours for the operator to tend to other machines. Machine operators in JGR’s shop are akin to members of the team’s pit crew. They must be able to quickly, yet precisely set up new jobs to minimize machine down time. The various workholding strategies that make this possible are key reasons why JGR can bring an engineer’s concept to a race car fast. For Additional Information Contact: John Ross, Doosan Infracore at (973) 618-2500 or email john.

Honeywell And Safran Launch New Green Aircraft Taxiing System Honeywell and French aerospace leader Safran have signed a memorandum of understanding to create a joint venture company to deliver an innovative new electric green taxiing system for new and existing aircraft. Honeywell and Safran expect it to be installed on new aircraft and retrofitted on existing planes, beginning in 2016. The new taxiing system will significantly improve airline operational efficiency and provide environmental benefits by slashing the carbon and other emissions created during runway taxi operations. Taxiing burns a significant amount of fuel – current

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Honeywell To Acquire EMS Technologies, Inc. For $491 Million Honeywell announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire EMS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of connectivity solutions for mobile networking, rugged mobile computers, and satellite communications, for $33 per share in cash, or an aggregate purchase price of approximately $491 million, net of cash acquired. The purchase price translates to approximately 13 times EMS’s 2010 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), or approximately 9 times 2010 EBITDA excluding certain corporate costs. The agreement provides for a subsidiary of Honeywell to commence a tender offer within 10 business days to purchase all outstanding shares of EMS. The acquisition will enhance Honeywell’s existing capabilities in rugged mobile computing technologies and satellite communications within its Automation and Control Solutions (ACS) and Aerospace businesses. EMS’s $181 million Global Resource Management (GRM) division provides highly ruggedized mobile computing products and services for use in transportation, logistics, and workforce management settings as well as secure satellite-based asset tracking and messaging technology for search and rescue, warehousing, and field force automation environments.Through its $174 million Aviation division, EMS provides terminals, antennas, in-cabin network devices, rugged data storage, and surveillance applications predominantly for use on aircraft and in other data gathering objectives. “EMS is a terrific addition to Honeywell, adding leading positions in attractive markets that are closely aligned with favorable trends in the growing Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) space and commercial aerospace, as well as being highly complementary to our existing Scanning and Mobility business,” said Honeywell Chairman A2Z METALWORKER

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General Dynamics to Acquire Fortress Technologies, Inc. General Dynamics announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Fortress Technologies, Inc., a provider of secure wireless networking equipment for the U.S. military and other government customers. The value of the cash transaction, which is expected to be accretive to General Dynamics’ earnings beginning in 2012, has not been disclosed. The acquisition has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is subject to normal regulatory review. General Dynamics expects the transaction to be completed in the third quarter of 2011. Fortress Technologies produces a portfolio of mesh networking products that enable secure wireless local area network (LAN) capabilities for battlefield logistics, convoy, command post and soldier applications. Built on commercially available technologies, Fortress Technologies’ ruggedized products improve soldiers’ combat effectiveness and survivability by increasing their access to information. The company is based in Westford, Mass., and has approximately 70 employees. Fortress Technologies will be managed by General Dynamics C4 Systems, which is based in Scottsdale, Ariz. General Dynamics C4 Systems designs, manufactures and delivers trusted and secure communications systems, command and control systems and operational hardware to customers within the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies, and to international customers.

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Boeing Ups Forecast For Commercial Aircraft Demand Over 20 Year Boeing Co said recently it is raising its forecast for the global commercial aircraft market over the next 20 years and now expects demand for 33,500 aircraft worth an aggregate $4 trillion. Boeing’s previous long-term market forecast was for 30,900 new commercial aircraft worth $3.6 trillion. “The world market has recovered and is now expanding at a significant rate,” Randy Tinseth, vice president for marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said.“Not only is there strong demand for air travel and new airplanes today, but the fundamental drivers of air travel --including economic growth, world trade and liberalization -- all point to a healthy long-term demand,” he said. By 2030, single-aisle jets will make up 70% of the world fleet, Boeing predicted, compared with 62% last year.

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this year, but can the airlines absorb all thesewww.fiveaxismachining. new jets? A new website dedicated to 5-axis education, By Marjorie Censer com, was just launched. The site covers machining, programming, Airlines will digest more new airlinerscan than everjob before workholding, and explains how mainline 5-axis technology make shops When Defense Secretary Robert M.and Gates announced funding cutsthe last in 2011, as deliveries 5% surpass figuresabout for more profitable. The siterise wasby developed to educatefour businesses the month, some in the defense industry shuddered. But for others, the first time. benefits of 5-sided machining on a 5-axis machining center. Converting announced cuts will generate new opportunities to revitalize older from a 3-axis machining center to a 5-axis machining for 5-sided systems. machining were reduces setup time, provides cost savings,slight and increase increases Shipments effectively flat last year, as Airbus’s accuracy. was offset by a for small declinetermination in deliveries Seattle. Airbus It’s not unusual a program tofrom refocus attention on anagain older out-produced its rival for the eighth year in succession - deliverprogram, but analysts said this shift may become more common as the The510 website contains information originally developed by applications ing aircraft. Pentagon’s budget tightens and it is forced to work with the equipment engineers with links to relevant articles from multiple sources. In addition it already owns. to 5-axis content, has a dedicated email and This breakslineitstoprevious all-time output record of The 498,website set theis telephone directly access applications engineers. year before. Boeing’s deliveries fell slightly from 481 in 2009 This time around, Gates announced the Defense Department will endtoa powered by Hurco, but focuses on the overall advantages and challenges Marine Corps vehicle program with prime contractor General Dynamics 462, with the absence of 787 shipments beginning to tell on the of 5-axis machining instead of limiting content to specific Hurco products. and will instead direct money toward repairing and upgrading its existing airframer’s output. As a result, the two rivals’ combined delivery amphibious assault vehicle, builtslightly by BAE Systems. Additionally, tally, 972 information, aircraft, was go down on the 979 deliveredheindelayed 2009, For more to part of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 strike-fighter aircraft program and said which at the time was an industry record. the Pentagon would buy more of Boeing’s F/A-18 aircraft.

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However, this will change in 2011 as the two manufacturers ramp “IInterest think that there are going to be more and more examples like that,” Inboth Education up output across their single-aisle and widebody lines. Boeing said Todd Harrison, a defense analyst with the Center for Strategic and should finally begin to ship Dreamliners to customers, as well as Budgetary Assessments. Under the headline the stretched 747-8.“Industry Puts Heat On Schools To Teach Skills Employers Need,” the Wall Street Journal reports that associations and Because military inarerecent yearsincreasingly invested in vocal manyabout new programs, individualthecompanies becoming education Airbus’s chief salesman John Leahy shrugsit did off not thespend pessimistic which in lots of cases have not come to fruition, as much

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issues, particularly how to improve science, technology, on large-scale andwas modernization older equipment, outlook that,repair he says, prevalent aofyear ago. “A lotengineering ofHarrison experts and math (STEM) education, and to interest more students related added. “As a result, we still have . . . this lagging need to recapitalize were talking about a 30% reduction in our production inand Boeoccupations. The Manufacturing Institute is reportedly at the forefront large parts of our force,” he said. ing’s production, and that it was inevitable there was going to be a of the effort for more occupational-related education. double-dip recession,” he says. The defense industry, keeping a close eye on programs vulnerable to The Journal details of the industry’s educational efforts, including cancellation, is nowsome positioning itself for these repair efforts. Even the International Air Transport Association “was the National Math and Science Initiative, and notes thatpredicting industry the airlines would have the worst year they had ever had inthese the sometimes finds it difficult to produce the results it seeks through BAE Systems is hoping to win work repairing its amphibious assault history of international aviation. Well, none of that turned out to initiatives. profiles Austin Polytechnical Academy in Chicago as an vehicle, butItthe company anticipates competition. be right,”of points out Leahy, adding that the is “resilient” example a education-industry partnership thatindustry initially struggled but andimproved is “coming back”. has with time. “We don’t expect to get any favoritism out of the customer because we are the [original manufacturer], but I do think there are some advantages Chicago Tribune “A retooled domestic workforce, Thebeing 780the narrowbodies produced bysaid Airbus BoeingBAE’s lastpaired year of designerreported, of this vehicle,” Ann and Hoholick, vice with rising wages abroad, could lead to a renaissance in US manufacturing accountedoffor 80% their total systems. deliveries. president newabout vehicles andofamphibious within five years, according to a recent study by the Boston Consulting Group.” The Tribune calls the potential shortage of manufacturing Both manufacturers are progressively up toprepared reach atocomFaced with a tighter budget, BAE has triedramping to be equally bid workers to meet growing demand “at once puzzling and promising,” on a new program or a competition to modernize bined output of almost 80 single-aisle aircraft a older monthsystems, within said the but notes thatthe rising wages in China and other Asian countries has made Bob company’s vice president for product nextMurphy, two years, based onexecutive already announced increases. Andsectors. both domestic manufacturing more appealing to businesses. “You can’t get wed to any one thing, because all I can tell you is, as the are evaluating further boosts which could take their combined future unfolds, what looks like a very high priority today . . . can change monthly rates towards into thereshoring 90-100 aircraft has led to concern This movement very rapidly,” Murphy said. “You’vemanufacturing got to be prepared for the change.” about an adequate supply of skilled workers, and in some cases companies Airbus expects its deliveries thisschools year will rise tostudents about 520-530 are stepping in and working with to create with the Loren Thompson, a defense industry485-500 consultantshipments at the Lexington Institute, aircraft, while Boeing forecasts - its final tally necessary skills. said it’s common for a program termination to create new work on an dependent on how successful it is getting series production of the existing piece of equipment. But, often “the company that benefits from Like Wall Street Journal, the Tribunehappens, notes theproduction creation ofshould Austin 747-8theand 787 under way. Whatever a cancellation is not the company whose program is canceled,” he said. Polytechnical thattime. school is currently going through surpass 1,000Academy. units forWhile the first growing pains, “council Executive Director Dan Swinney hopes to see “In this environment, weapons spending is a zero-sum game,”Thompson it rolled outare tocertain other high schools and the Both city colleges system.” “But there concern. Airbus added. “One company’sareas gain of is another company’s loss.”and Boeing are

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Standard Solar Brings Solar Energy to Northern New Mexico Standard Solar, Inc. announced it is developing a 1.5 MW solar electric system in northern Taos County, New Mexico in cooperation with Taos-based Kit Carson Rural Electric Cooperative (KCEC).The project marks Standard Solar’s entrance into the New Mexico solar market. Standard Solar and KCEC have entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) under which KCEC will purchase all power generated by the solar electric system over the next 25 years. Standard Solar will finance, develop and operate the system which will be installed near Amalia, NM.The project is a 1.5 MW single-axis tracking solar electric system which will generate in excess of 2.9 million kWh of clean, renewable electricity annually.The solar array, consisting of 5,280 panels, will also offset approximately 1,500 tons of greenhouse gases per year, the equivalent of planting a 221 acre forest. A2Z METALWORKER

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F-22 Getting New Brain It has proved so difficult and expensive to upgrade the F-22 Raptor, whose stealthy body contains sensors and electronic brains, that the U.S. Air Force may take the unprecedented step of threading what amounts to a second central nervous system into a fighter jet.


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This year, service officials plan to study the options, in part by issuing a request for information inviting contractors to suggest demonstration projects to help flesh out the alternatives. In October through December, the service will award contracts to allow contractors to demonstrate ideas in a lab or flying testbed, said Col. John Williams, who runs the F-22 SPO’s modernization office. The SPO officials said Boeing and Lockheed would be welcome to bid on the demonstration contracts. Lockheed, which had earlier proposed to essentially port the hardware and software architecture of the F-35 Lightning II into the Raptor, might respond to the Air Force solicitation with a similar proposal, said Jeff Babione, Lockheed’s Raptor program manager. But Babione said the company might propose a different solution, depending on the service’s requirements. The Air Force will ultimately select one contractor to install the new architecture on its Raptors - ideally, said Weber, all 185 that will be built, less two losses. The SPO deputy director said it may be deemed too costly to install the new architecture on the 34 oldest Raptors, which are currently used for training. Those planes are also not slated to get the Increment 3.2 upgrade, the next major group of hardware and software upgrades for the Raptor fleet. ButWeber noted that the new architecture might also make it cost-effective to bring those oldest Raptors up to the 3.2 standard. If all goes well, development work could begin in earnest around 2014 as part of the development of Increment 3.2C, which is slated to begin installation in 2019 or 2020, he said. As currently envisioned, the new network would be grafted onto the F-22’s existing avionics. The twin-engine jet’s current network would continue to carry data between existing components, while upgraded ones would be linked by the new network. The data from both architectures would be translated and fused so that the jet continues to operate as a cohesive whole.

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Google Ups Research & Development to Make Solar Cheaper than Coal It’s no mystery that Google is an internet powerhouse, but within the last couple of years, they have expanded their efforts to make big changes in the way we power our homes and cities. Their goal? To create a viable renewable energy option that is cheaper than coal, and their new patented solution just might do the trick.The concentrated solar technology makes use of a camera to adjust mirrors that optimize a given plant’s efficiency. The camera and a processing computer are located within the central tower of the solar thermal plant, and if a misalignment, or better (more efficient) angle is detected, then the mirrors are adjusted by robotic actuators. Rather than focusing their efforts on lowering the cost of current solar technology, they have chosen to invest in the search for new solutions that could win the race against coal. In addition to hiring three new technology specialists for their R&D department, they’ve looked into grid power management strategies as well.Their PowerMeter Software coupled with their investment in various energy firms are further proof that Google is looking beyond ad-space to support their ever-growing company. In light of their $168 million dollar investment in the world’s largest solar tower in the Mojave Desert, it’s clear that Google’s sunny disposition towards renewables is here to stay.

General Dynamics Awarded $876 Million for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Headquarters Relocation General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a task order through the U.S. General Services Administration’s Alliant Contract to support the relocation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s headquarters.The task order has a ceiling value of $876 million and duration of seven years if all options are exercised.

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First Solar Reaches 4 Gigawatt Manufacturing Milestone First Solar, Inc. announced that it has manufactured 4 gigawatts (GW) of thin-film photovoltaic solar modules since beginning commercial production in 2002. A 4GW generation capacity is enough solar electricity to power around two million households, displacing more than 2.5 million metric tons of CO2 emissions a year--the equivalent of taking 500,000 cars off the road. The company also announced that its second factory at Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany, has begun producing solar modules one month ahead of schedule.The four new production lines are still expected to ramp to full production during the third quarter of 2011, bringing annual capacity at the two Frankfurt factories to more than 500 megawatts. First Solar also has manufacturing sites in Perrysburg, Ohio and Kulim, Malaysia, as well as new plants under construction in Mesa, Arizona and Vietnam. It recently completed the production ramp of its two newest plants in Malaysia.

Obama Offers Training Plan Designed for High-Tech Jobs Confronting the challenge of running for re-election while the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, President Obama convened a session of his new jobs council last month, offering a proposal to train 10,000 American engineering students a year in a program focused on filling high-tech jobs.

 Right now, there are more than four job seekers for every job opening in America,” Mr. Obama said, in remarks at Cree Inc., which makes L.E.D. products. “But when it comes to science and high-tech fields, the opposite is true: businesses like this tell me they’re having a hard time finding workers to fill their job openings.” 
“The world has changed,” Mr. Obama said. “And for a lot of our friends and neighbors, that change has been painful. Today the single most serious economic problem we face is getting people back to work.” 

NIST Prototypes Framework For Evaluating Sustainability Standards As manufacturers and other businesses step up efforts to cut waste, reduce energy use and improve the overall sustainability of their products and processes, the number of planet-friendly standards and regulations also is increasing at a rapid clip, creating a sometimes-confusing array of options

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Intel Announces New Research and Partnership Efforts at Annual R&D Event Intel Labs opened its doors to the media, academia, partners and customers last month at the 9th annual Research at Intel event, where Justin Rattner, Intel Corporation chief technology officer, unveiled more than 35 innovative research projects underway that will help transform the future of technology. Many of these projects are the result of joint research among different divisions of Intel and its academic and industry partners. Additionally, Rattner announced the latest Intel Science Technology Center (ISTC), a new collaborative framework for security research between Intel and several leading universities.

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Focused on secure computing, Intel’s latest ISTC is hosted at the University of California, Berkeley, and also includes partnerships with Carnegie Mellon, Drexel, Duke and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This center represents the next $15 million installment of Intel’s recently announced 5-year, $100 million ISTC program to increase university research and accelerate innovation. As with the first ISTC for Visual Computing, the new Secure Computing center will encourage tighter collaboration between university thought leaders and Intel. The ISTC for secure computing will focus its research on a variety of areas over the next 5 years, including making personal computers safer from malware, securing mobile devices, both in terms of data protection for the individual, as well as making it safer to download data to devices, and use of third party applications. Another key area researchers will address is how to protect personal data once it is scattered throughout the Web.

BAE Systems Delivers 20,000th Warning Sensor to Protect Military Aircraft BAE Systems has delivered its 20,000th warning sensor for U.S. Navy, U.S.Air Force, and allied aircraft missile warning systems, an achievement made possible by teaming with the Navy NAVAIR program office, and prime contractor ATK. BAE Systems has been a key supplier to ATK since 1998, providing sensor components for the AN/AAR-47 missile warning systems as part of the ongoing Navy roadmap of airborne protection and system improvements for the Navy,Air Force,Army, and foreign allied fleets.The laser detection sensors provide critical warning systems for surface-to-air and air-to-air missile threats. The sensors incorporate detectors and signal processing assets that enable the system to process warnings in real time to provide automated and direct flight response to battlefield threats. “ATK values the work of BAE Systems, and all of our suppliers, in providing safe, reliable, dependable products that our customers can count on to defend their aircraft and, more importantly, their lives,” said Bill Kasting, vice president and general manager of ATK Defense Electronics Systems. “We share a strong commitment to delivering high-quality products and providing customers with the aircraft protection they need when flying in harm’s way.”

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Rolls Royce Floats UAV Power Options Rolls-Royce could modify one of its turboprop engines and work with Safran’s Turbomeca if the British company were to supply propulsion for a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) drone pitched by BAE Systems and Dassault, said Francis Kearney, Rolls’ defense director for Europe. Depending on the power requirement, Rolls would probably pick a power plant from its current product range, such as the RTM22 helicopter engine, and adapt it for the Telemos MALE aerial vehicle proposed by BAE and Dassault as a joint project to Britain and France, Kearney said recently. Rolls would supply an “integrated propulsion system” in a pod assembly to the airframe makers, similar to the concept used on BAE’s

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Jamie Stenger faced several challenges in re-certifying the Stewart Manufacturing facility, one of 6 divisions of Premier Precision Group (PPG), to ISO9001/AS9100 this past month.

For one, while Jamie has nearly 35 years of experience in manufacturing, including nearly 2 decades at Garrett Aerospace (now Honeywell), he is relatively a newcomer to the PPG family. “With less than 2 years of tenure at PPG, I was involved in our maintenance audit last year”, Jamie says, ‘but that was a less complex audit, and I wasn’t in the position of Quality Manager.” Additionally, Jamie says, “Over the past year, we absorbed the quality department of our Jet Manufacturing entity of PPG into the Stewart Manufacturing facility, with a combined 15 employees, of our 120, dedicated in some fashion to quality. Today, all quality inspection and shipping takes place from this facility. For this reason, we only needed to certify the Stewart facility to ISO9001/AS9100. But the quality department and the volume of products we ship from the Stewart facility is much larger than it was a year ago. This added to the ISO9001/AS9100 certification process.” Jamie and the Quality team at the PPG Stewart facility passed the audit, conducted by Great Western Registrar, LLC, with flying colors! Jamie is no stranger to the Great Western Registrar team. “I’ve used them over the past several years at a number of the manufacturing companies I was employed with”, he said. In fact, Jamie elaborated, “Great Western pulled my team out of a bind while we were certifying years ago at another company. At completion of the audit it was discovered that the Registrar was not accredited to the AS9100 standard, resulting in the inability to issue a certificate of registration. Great Western was brought in, re-assessed us and issued the AS9100 accredited certificate. I have been using Great Western ever since that ordeal.” Jamie says that it is imperative that the ISO9001/AS9100 Registrar you select know your market intimately. “Great Western knows PPG and they know our large customers. It just simplifies the certification process.” Jamie highly recommends the team at Great Western Registrar LLC for a number of reasons. • Every auditor Jamie has ever worked with from Great Western Registrar is professional and extremely knowledgeable. They know the ISO9001 and AS9100 standards inside and out. This past audit, since it was a re-certification rather than a maintenance audit, required two auditors from Great Western Registrar, and it took 3.125 days to complete. Jamie says the audit team, which consisted of Rebecca Salo and Deborah Gilpin, was outstanding. • The entire Great Western Registrar team are certified auditors to ISO9001/ AS9100. Jamie says that this is very important to his team, because, he says, “When we call Great Western with a question, we don’t talk to a secretary who has to relay the A2Z METALWORKER

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RCR and Okuma Showcase Renewed Partnership With Harvick, No. 29 Chevrolet at Pocono Raceway Richard Childress Racing and Okuma America Corporation, the U.S.based affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in the development of computer numeric controls (CNC) and machining technology, have extended their partnership through 2017. The RCR/Okuma partnership began in 2000. RCR’s No. 29 Chevrolet with driver Kevin Harvick will carry the Okuma logos in the primary sponsor positions for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. It will mark the first time Okuma has been the primary sponsor of an RCR car in Sprint Cup Series competition. “The Okuma/RCR relationship has been mutually beneficial and we are excited to continue it,” said Jim King, President and Chief Operating Officer, Okuma America Corporation. “We’ve been able to provide cutting-edge technology to a leader in the motorsports industry and learn more about our machines and how we can improve manufacturing across all industries. Using the Okuma Technology Center at RCR to show our machines in action provides us with expanded opportunities to build and enhance customer relationships. We feel winners partner with winners and we are proud to contribute to Richard Childress Racing’s success.” The RCR and Okuma partnership has grown significantly over more than a decade. From four Okuma machines and five employees that


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first year, the RCR Okuma Technology Center is now a 17,000 square foot facility, housing 12 Okuma machines and employing 15 technicians, engineers and management staff. The RCR OTC manufactures more than 3,000 different race parts with a total output in 2011 forecast to reach nearly 100,000 units. RCR and Okuma have worked together to specially design and develop CNC machinery to produce intake manifolds, cylinder heads and camshafts. “The partnership between Okuma and RCR has been an integral part of RCR’s success over the years,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. “The competitive nature of our sport dictates that we produce more and more quality, dependable race parts on our own premises. It’s one of the key factors in providing a competitive advantage for both RCR and ECR Engines. The Okuma Technology Center is also the perfect facility for Okuma to showcase its products in a high performance, real-world setting.”

U.S. Navy’s AMDR Program Sets Big Goals Northrop Grumman and Raytheon see the U.S. Navy’s Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program as a way to break the stranglehold Lockheed Martin’s Aegis system has on naval integrated ship and ballistic missile defense (BMD). But Lockheed Martin believes the five-decadelong Aegis pedigree should make the company the front-runner for AMDR. AMDR is the brass ring for Navy radar programs. A solid-state radar

designed to provide maritime defense for air, ballistic missile and surface warfare, AMDR will consist of S-band radar for BMD and air defense, X‑band radar for horizon search and a system to control and integrate the radars.

AMDR addresses that issue with digital beam forming, which allows the radar to form and use a series of beams to locate and track targets. “The ability to create multiple beams digitally means you spend less time doing certain other functions,” Small adds.

The Navy expects AMDR to be the foundation of scalable radar architecture that defeats advanced threats, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) notes in a report on Pentagon programs released this year. The GAO estimates the cost of the AMDR program at $15.7 billion— about what the Navy now budgets, on average, for annual shipbuilding costs. The GAO states AMDR will cost $2.3 billion for R&D and $13.4 billion for procurement.

Leveraging its work with active, electronically scanned array (AESA) aircraft radars, Northrop Grumman has its own digital beam forming project—the Marine Corps’ Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar System, a 3-D mobile system that features an 8 X 10.5-ft. panel of several hundred multichannel transmit-receive modules with distributed receivers and exciter modules for antiair-warfare modes. “We don’t see another way around [AMDR] except with AESA,” says Arun Palusamy, director of IAMD and naval strategy at Northrop Grumman.

The Navy will not release cost estimates, but Capt. Doug Small, program officer for Naval Sea Systems Command (Navsea), acknowledges that GAO used information from the Navy AMDR office to develop its estimates. “We’re working hard to balance a tough set of requirements for this radar with its costs,” Small says. The Navy wants AMDR to be an ultra-sensitive radar system with more power and agility than the SPY radars used in the Aegis system, which are being enhanced for increased BMD. While the recent Aegis ACB 12 upgrade with its multimission signal processor has added limited integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) capability, AMDR is the first Navy IAMD radar purpose-built for those simultaneous functions. “AMDR is more sensitive than SPY radar,” Small says. “BMD targets drive radar sensitivity.There’s no substitute for having detect-and-track [capability] at a long distance.” But he adds, “To do simultaneous air defense [and BMD], you have to spend less time doing air defense. It’s a radar resource issue.”

Northrop Grumman touts its past shipbuilding participation in the DDG-1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program, which initially planned to mate X- and S‑band radars in an AMDR-like suite atop a composite deckhouse. A similar radar suite is being developed for CVN‑78 Fordclass aircraft carriers.A composite topside structure could alleviate some weight concerns for upgraded Flight III DDG-51 destroyers planned as the initial platform for AMDR radar systems, Northrop says. The DDG-1000 radar suite has been scaled back, but Navy officials acknowledge that the vessel’s dual-band system was a stepping-stone to AMDR. The prime contractor for the DDG-1000 radar system is Raytheon, which teamed up with Northrop Grumman on the passive, electronically scanned array Cobra Judy replacement program that marries a shipboard S‑band phased array with an X-band dish to collect BMD data.

Pratt&Whitney Canada To Flight Test CSeries Engine “Imminently” Pratt & Whitney Canada, a United Technologies Corp. division, will perform flight tests of the Bombardier Inc. CSeries engine within the next month, President John Saabas said in an interview. “The flying test bed is up and operational, and we’re working to bring the first CSeries engine to flight imminiently,” he said. “Certainly, in the next month, but hopefully faster.” The flights will take place at Mirabel, Que., where the company in May opened a new C$360-million jet engine assembly and test facility to assemble and test the PW1524 geared turbofan engine for the CSeries aircraft and the advanced PurePower PW800 family of engines for the next generation of large business jets. Saabas said Pratt & Whitney Canada has modified two 747 special performance widebody commerical jet aircraft to perform all of the flight testing to validate the CSeries’s new PW1524 engine. The engine is exclusive to the CSeries, although it shares a common architecture and technology that’s scaleable for other aircraft makers, he said.The Pratt &Whitney geared turbofan engine, which is transforming the aerospace industry, will also power the Mitsubishi regional jet, which seats 70 to 90 passengers, and the 150-to-210-seat aircraft being built by Russia’s Irkut Corp.


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The Mirabel facility will have the capacity to build 500 engines a year between the CSeries and the PW800, Saabas said.

Pentagon To Prioritize Energy Use in Acquisition The Pentagon has unveiled a comprehensive strategy that will change the way the U.S. Defense Department manages and uses energy on the battlefield, and will make energy a factor when acquiring weapons. It is the first time DoD has put out a strategy to “try to change the way we use energy in military operations,” according to Sharon Burke, assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs. “It’s become clear in the current operations that there are risks and costs we’re taking on that we don’t need to be taking on,” she said during a taping in Defense News. The strategy “will begin to make energy considerations more systemic so that our major systems going forward will take this into account when we’re looking at the trade space on these major acquisitions,” Burke said. Sent to Capitol Hill last month, the strategy specifically calls for reducing the demand for energy, expanding and securing the supply of energy, and building energy into the future of the force. It calls on DoD’s components to document projected energy consumptions in current and planned operations. The services and combatant commands will lead this datacollection effort.

The document also calls on the Pentagon to accelerate and adopt technological and management innovations to reduce fuel demand and improve efficiency. “To build and sustain this 21st century military force, particularly in an era of fiscal duress, the Department of Defense must use its resources wisely, and that includes our energy resources,” the document states. Currently, DoD “tends to treat energy as a commodity that will always be readily available, regardless of the strategic, operational, and tactical costs,” according to the strategy. Better use of this “operational energy” on the battlefield will enhance military effectiveness. About 75 percent of the Pentagon’s energy is used to support operations, according to Burke. The strategy calls on DoD to work with other federal agencies and industry to diversify and secure its fuel supplies. “We need to reduce the amount of fuel that we’re using in our military operations,” she said. DoD is looking at ways it can improve energy distribution in Afghanistan and in other operations. In the Air Force,Air Mobility Command is changing the way it flies strategic cargo planes, including the use of commercial flight planning. The Marine Corps and Army are using solar rechargeable batteries in combat. Some large Air Force transports, including the C-17 Globemaster III and

C-40 Clipper, use winglets to allow more efficient operation. But Burke believes much more can be done and the payback of these efforts will be quickly realized. For instance, DoD has not standardized requirements for the types of batteries it uses in devices, such as radios. Taking energy use into consideration early during the requirements generation process can pay big dividends over the long term. Pentagon officials will take energy into consideration when purchasing the Army’s Ground CombatVehicle and the multiservice Joint LightTacticalVehicle. At the same time, senior Pentagon leadership, including DoD acquisition executive Ashton Carter, have committed to investing in systems that will save energy and money over time, according to Burke. Within 90 days, the Pentagon will release a strategy implementation plan. In the next five years, the strategy will help DoD consume less energy. Over time, DoD will better measure its usage to understand how it is using energy, allowing it to find ways to lower consumption. This includes more efficient equipment and systems. The Pentagon will also make other research-and-development investments in areas such as solar energy and alternative fuels. DoD will also implement energy considerations into wargaming, campaign planning and logistics planning, in addition to the requirements process, according to Burke.

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Economists Believe Recovery Still Has Potential To Accelerate USA Today reports that according to economists, “the US economy is at a pivot point, teetering between another downturn and a return to the growth path it was on until earlier this year. ... One corner of the economy that could tip the scales toward renewed growth: a bounce in auto sales and manufacturing in the second half of the year.” But economists say “growth isn’t likely to surge,” though “it could tick up enough to reverse the slowdown seen in the second quarter, fueled in part by a rebound in the auto sector, which took a hit after a devastating tsunami struck Japan and crimped supply lines and sales.”

Manufacturers Urged Not To Overlook R&D Tax Credit Walter Marvin and Jeremy Troutman of alliantgroup write that manufacturers “looking to wring every last dollar out of operations...may be overlooking a significant source of revenue for hiring additional workers and expanding operations: the research and development tax credit.” Marvin and Troutman note that while assisting large companies with R&D was “certainly one of the goals when Congress enacted this credit, an equally important goal was to fuel innovation and hiring in the area which produces the most jobs in America: small and mid-sized companies.” The article details some “recent changes to the credit have helped further this goal dramatically,” such as greater eligibility. Marvin and Troutman concluded that “by taking a strategic approach to R&D tax credits, businesses can realize significant cost savings benefiting the company, its A2Z METALWORKER

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Lockheed, Raytheon Submit JAGM Proposals Lockheed Martin and Raytheon submitted their proposals for the next phase of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program recently. Built to replace AGM-114 Hellfire, BGM-71TOW and AGM-65 Maverick missiles, the Government Accountability Office estimates the JAGM program will be worth more than $6 billion over 20 years.The two defense industry giants are competing for a 48-month contract to continue development and begin low-rate initial production on the missile. Army officials said the Engineering and Manufacturing and Low-Rate Initial Production contract is worth $3.8 billion.


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Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil_ _____ 800-894-7773 Hangsterfer’s__________800-433-LUBE Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories Industrial Workholding___ 714--935-9686 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_________ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery_________ 480-775-6462 Hangsterfer’s__________800-433-LUBE K-Tec Equip & Supplies___ 800-468-5832 Production Tool Co________ 800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc__________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_________ 800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Magnetic Particle Ins Equip. DCM Tech_ ___________ 800-533-5339 Metal Finishing Chemicals Galaxy Associates, Inc.______ 480-393-3218 Mist Collectors Production Tool Co________ 800-266-3253 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Pallet Systems Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_________ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery_ _______ 480-968-5877 Parts Washing Equipment Blaser______________801-722-4095 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 800-433-LUBE Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Production Tool Co________ 800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc__________ 480-320-0308

Star Metal Fluids_________ 800-367-9966 Punches Tipco Punch___________513-874-9140 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_________ 800-894-7773 Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 Hangsterfer’s_______800-433-LUBE K-Tec Equip & Supplies___ 800-468-5832 Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Qualichem, Inc__________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_________ 800-367-9966 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Solvents:Hand Wipe Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Spindles Setco-Pope Spindles_ ______ 866-362-0699 Steel Service Center Ryerson _____________ 602-455-3374 Subplates Stevens Engineering_______ 800-635-0657 Toolholders- Teknics Unique Machine_________ 602-470-1911 Tooling Columns Abbott Workholding _______ 800-528-6459 Vacuum Pumps &Workholding Airtek_ _____________ 480-966-5267 Industrial Workholding_ ____ 714--935-9686

Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Production Tool Co________800-266-3253 Vises and Vise Jaws Arizona CNC Equip________ 480-615-6353 Elrod Machinery_________928-526-9032 Industrial Workholding_ ____714--935-9686 Waterjet Abrasives Barton Mines Co. _____ 800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems_ __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Waterjet Replacement Parts Barton Mines Co. _____ 800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems_ __ 800-826-9274 Work Holding Abbott Workholding ___ 800-528-6459 ATS Industrial Supply___ 602-276-7707 Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5877 Kurt Manufacturing Co._ 602-315-5258 Industrial Workholding___714--935-9686 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Schunk_ _________ 602-315-5258 FIXTURING Industrial Workholding___714--935-9686 Stevens Engineering_ ___ 800-635-0657 Fixturing Designs Stevens Engineering_ ___ 800-635-0657 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys_____ 860-289-3820 Horizon Carbide Tool___ 480-968-0957 Mountain Rep_______ 480-899-1900 Western States Metals_ _ 801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys_____860-289-3820 Aluminum AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918

Ind. Metal Supply_____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_ ____ 877-977-6061 Fry Steel Company____ 800-423-6651 MarZee Inc.________ 602-269-5801 Phoenix Metal Trading__ 602-257-4660 Ryerson __________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel_______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company__ 602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_ ____ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 Armor:Commercial Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Brass AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_ _____ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company_ ____ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals_ _ 801-978-0562


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3 47 5 S y m m e s R o a d Hamilton, OH 45016 9830 Norwalk Blvd Suite 155 S a n t a F e S p r i n g s , CA 9 0 670 ph 888.282.3292 fax 513.860.6516

Bronze AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 Carbon AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Fry Steel Company_ ____ 800-423-6651

Cast Iron Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 Castings, Investment Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 Ceramics Davia Water Jet_______ 602-442-4452 MarZee Inc._________ 602-269-5801 Chrome Rod Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 An ISO 9001 Company

Jeff Klimowicz  Senior Sales Engineer  Southwest Region: AZ, UT, NV, CO, ID  All Products Proudly Made in the USA  


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Mobile: 480‐320‐0308 

Cobalt United Performance Metals__ 888-282-3292 Copper Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ _________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_ _____ 877-977-6061 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Extrusions TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Lead Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Material Sales Samuel, Son & Co._ ____ 800-631-9765 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ ___800-237-2888 Metals Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ _________602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_ _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Ryerson ___________ 602-455-3374

Samuel, Son & Co._ ____ 800-631-9765 State Industrial Pro______602-275-0990 TCI Precision Metals______ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel_________623-936-3325 Temtco Steel__________480-389-2883 Tube Service Company_ ___602-267-9865 TW Metals___________800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ ___ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals___888-282-3292 Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys_ __ 800-337-3766 AZ Metals_ _________ 602-688-8003

Bar / Plate 24 Hour Delivery

Delivering Alloy Solutions to the World.

Nickel Cobalt. Titanium. Stainless. Patricia Negoro 800.337.3766 x 148 Santa Fe Springs, CA

AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 Coast Aluminum_ _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____ 800-631-9765 Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel________ 623-936-3325 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ ___800-237-2888 Metals-Strip, Wire & Bar TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ ___800-237-2888 Mold Steel Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 New & used Metals Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 Nickel Alloys Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ _________602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 Fry Steel Company_ ____ 800-423-6651 MarZee Inc._________ 602-269-5801 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____ 800-631-9765 Ulbrich of California_ ___ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Plate: Wear and Structural Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883

Pre-Honed Tube Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 Recyclable Metals Barry Metals__________602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc._ 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC___________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading_ __ 602-257-4660 Recycling: Carbide Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 Rubber MarZee Inc._________602-269-5801 Scrap Metal Recycling Barry Metals__________602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc._ 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC___________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading_ __ 602-257-4660 Stainless Steel Apache Steel Company__ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_ _____877-977-6061 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Davia Water Jet _ _____602-442-4452 Fry Steel Company____ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply______602-454-1500 MarZee Inc._________602-269-5801 Ryerson ___________602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Tube Service Company_ __ 602-267-9865 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Steel Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343

Apache Steel Company__ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Davia Water Jet _ _____602-442-4452 Fry Steel Company_____800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply______602-454-1500 MarZee Inc._________602-269-5801 Ryerson ___________602-455-3374 Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel_______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company___602-267-9865 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Steel Coil-sheet Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Ryerson ___________602-455-3374 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Steel Service Centers Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____800-631-9765 Structurals Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500

Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 Ulbrich of California_ ___ 800-237-2888 Tubing AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 Tube Service Company_ __ 602-267-9865 TOOLING Cutting Tools CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Helical Solutions_ _____ 866-543-5422 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Boring Bars B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 Criterion__________ 602-315-5258 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Carbide BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Helical Solutions_ _____ 866-543-5422 Titanium Aerodyne Alloys_______ 800-237-2888 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 MarZee Inc._________ 602-269-5801 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295


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Doug Klein, ASQ CQE

3021 St Lane 5730S.E.35th Leith Phoenix, AZAZ 85034 Scottsdale, 85254 480-626-8131 Fax 480-626-2101

Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 Diamond Coated End Mills CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Drills CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment__ 602-455-8904 End Mills CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Elrod Machinery_ ____ 928-526-9032 Helical Solutions_ _____ 866-543-5422 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Form Tools CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 B & T Tool & Engineering_ 602-267-1481


Inserts, Indexable Horizon Carbide Tool___ 480-968-0957 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Inserts, PCD/CBN Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Loose Abrasive Grains S. L. Fusco, Inc.______ 480-753-5000 Reamers & Drills, PCD Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Thread Mills Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Tooling Columns Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5877 Tooling Systems Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Tombstones/Subplates Stevens Engineering_ ___ 800-635-0657 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562

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PROG. SYSTEMS CAD/CAM Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Delcam_ __________ 877 335 2261 DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 Software, Inv. Control Delcam_ __________ 877 335 2261 Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 Software,Lean/6 Sigma 4 Sight Technologies_ ___ 480-922-6484 Software, NC Programming Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Delcam_ __________ 877 335 2261 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553

Software, Servicing DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Delcam_ __________ 877 335 2261 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 Tooling Systems Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 REPAIR/DESIGN Machine Tool Design/ Engineering DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Machine Tool Rebuilding A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 CNC Machinery Sales____ 602-244-1507


30 Years Experience

Rob Schwister

Relationship Manager 480.905.2407

MIKE SMITH 602-397-4008

EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 Southwest Spindle Service_ 480-837-0368 Spindle Rebuilding Arizona Machine Tool Service, AMTS Setco-Pope Spindles______ 866-362-0699 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990 Opening a new chapter in my life, after 30 years, 22 in Arizona as Machinery Sales Southwest Setco-Pope Spindles_____ 866-362-0699 Co. Senior Service servicing Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Hardinge, Okamoto,Spindle Service_ 480-837-0368 602-569-1809 TheEngineer, Werks C&C, Inc_____ and many others, CNC and Manual Machine Tools, I will continue to provide service MACHINERY REPAIR Southwest Spindle Service_ 480-837-0368 Mold Repairs and repair to Arizona, PARTS The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 Thank you B&B Tool_ ________ 520-397-0436 Belts Mike Smith Machine Retrofitting/CNC Stamping Repairs All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 B&B Tool._ ________ 520-397-0436 Bearings(Precision) Prev. Maint Programs AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Metric O-Rings CNC Machinery Sales____ 602-244-1507 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Switches (Proximity, Limit) Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462 Machinery Moving Valves (Hydraulic, Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Pneumatic) A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Machine Repair Parts/Filters The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 SERVICES Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Banks Maint/Repair Services Repair -Hydraulic Alerus Bank & Trust______ 480-905-2407 A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Bank of Arizona________ 480-642-2876 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Business Consulting Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 BMSC____________480-445-9400 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 O’Donnell & Assoc._ ____ 602-843-8018 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Repair - Portable D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462 A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Calibration: Gauging EquipEllison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 ment Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592

Calibration: Repair/Certify NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592 Cash Flow Management Bank of Arizona________ 480-642-2876 Cleaning Services: Industrial OpenWorks__________602-909-1167 Cleaning Serv. Clean Room OpenWorks__________602-909-1167 Computer Services Gartman Technical Services__ 602-788-8121 Consulting 4 Sight Technologies_ ____ 480-922-6484 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Advanced Custom Screens_ _800-992-7936 Arizona MEP__________ 480-874-9100 Quality Advisory Services___ 602-910-1510 Quality Training Consultants___928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Contract Inspection Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131


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Michael Manning 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-4426 phone :: (714) 713-0006 cell

Contract Programming Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 CNC Training Trish Mooney Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-4426 phone :: (623) 414-7835 cell Ellison Machinery_______480-968-5877 Jet Products__________623-869-6749 Design Services DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 Employment Services ResourceMFG_ ________ 480-961-1555 Rich Crouse Engineering Services 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 252-4426 phone ::623-780-4137 (623) 533-0519 cell _ ___ Advanced Coord.(602) Tech Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Niagara Testing West_ ____ 480-968-2315 Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust______480-905-2407 Arizona Bank & Trust____ 480-844-4562 Chendo Rivera Bank of Arizona________480-642-2876 Country Financial______ 602-321-3232 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-4426 phone :: (623) 224-1772 cell _____ 480-968-5877 Ellison Machinery_ O’Donnell & Assoc._____ 602-843-8018 SBG Capital_________ 480-897-4988 Heavyhaul IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Inpection: Repair & Certify NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592 Inspection Gauging Eqipment NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592 Insurance Services Country Financial______ 602-321-3232 HUB Intl___________ 602-749-4190 Leavitt Group ________ 602-264-0566 International Trade Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 IT/ Network Support Gartman Technical Services__ 602-788-8121 A2Z METALWORKER

Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust_____ 480-905-2407 Arizona Bank & Trust____480-844-4562 Bank of Arizona_______ 480-642-2876 Ellison Machinery______480-968-5877 O’Donnell & Assoc._____602-843-8018 Lean Manufacturing 4 Sight Technologies_ ___ 480-922-6484 Arizona MEP__________480-874-9100 BMSC_ ___________ 480-445-9400 Niagara Testing West_ ____ 480-968-2315 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Manufacturers Rep Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 Trepanning Specialties_ __ 562-633-8110 Pro-Salez_ _________480-773-3239 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Mechanical System Design Osprey Technologies____480-755-0445 Mexican Shelter Programs Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 Rigging/Machinery Moving IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Quality Consulting: Mission Assurance Niagara Testing West_ ____ 480-968-2315 Retirement Planning Country Financial______ 602-321-3232 Recycling Barry Metals__________602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc._ 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC___________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading_ __ 602-257-4660 Reverse Engineering Advanced Coordinate Tech__623-780-4137 Copperstar Engineering_ _ 928-778-7513 Datum Inspection ____ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol____480-626-8131 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Rigging IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Schools, Custom Training DDi (Solidworks)______602-241-0900 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5877 Jet Products_________623-869-6749 Osprey Technologies______480-755-0445 Quality Advisory Services___ 602-910-1510

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•Wire EDM

•Surface Grinding

•Small Hole EDM

•Advanced CAD/CAM

•CNC Machining

•Fast Quotes

•CNC Turning •Waterjet Cutting

.....And More

Services: UT/ Networks Support Shop Floor Automations____ 877-611-5825 Supplier Auditing BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Systems Integration Arizona CIMTECH_ ______480-834-4404 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5877 Testing, Metallurgical Metals Eng & Testing Lab.___ 602-272-4571 Trade Show Booth Design SHOP FLOOR AUTOMATION Fry Fabricators_ _______ 602-454-0701 USB Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Transportation Scheduling IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Web Design Serial Port Gartman Technical Services__ 602-788-8121 Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Software:CNC Networking Working Capital, Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Credit Lines RS232 Cabling Bank of Arizona_______ 480-642-2876 Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 O’Donnell & Assoc._____ 602-843-8018 Virtual CNC SBG Capital_ ________ 480-897-4988 Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825

Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

ASSEMBLY CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 CGS Technologies_ ______ 623-869-0600 Foresight Technologies_ ___ 480-967-0080 Fry Fabrications________ 602-454-0701 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ __ 520-889-8325 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Cable/Harness Assembly Bar-S Machine_ ______ 928-636-2115 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 Clean Room Assembly Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 L&W Fluid_________ 602-323-2560 Electrical Assembly (UL508A) Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Large/X-Large Assembly Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ __520-293-3819 BENDING Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Fry Fabrications________ 602-454-0701

Harco Metal Products_____480-829-0450 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 BONDING Diffusion VACCO Industries_ ______ 626-443-7121 BRAZING CAD Enterprises_________ 602-278-4407 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 Precision Casting Repair_ __ 800-622-2404 BROACHING Action Machine_ _______ 602-233-0883 Apache consolidate, Inc_____ 623-934-7144 Ayers Gear & Mach_ ______ 623-934-6913 Lewis Aerospace_________ 623-581-0764 CASTINGS AATC______________602-268-1467 May Foundry & Machine___ 801-531-8931 Castings: Prototype AATC______________602-268-1467 May Foundry & Machine___ 801-531-8931 Castings: Production AATC____________602-268-1467

May Foundry & Machine__ 801-531-8931 Castings: Repair Precision Casting Repair_ __ 800-622-2404 CLEANING A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 COATING Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____602-275-3117 LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Perma-Finish_ ________ 602-278-1733 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Precision Powdercoat_ ____ 480-894-5224 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____602-275-3117 Louie's Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 Coating: Chem Film AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Certified Inspection Sevice____602-267-0661 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries_____ _480-968-1930 Jet Products_ _________ 623-869-6749 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 Lynch Brothers Mfg_ _____ 602-267-7575

Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting_ _ 602-256-0260 Treffers Precision_ _______ 602-744-2636 LAI Southwest__________602-304-1160 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 The Metal Man_ ________ 800-448-9448 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies_ _____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products_ __________ 623-869-6749 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting_ _ 602-256-0260 Coating: Nickel/Teflon Coating Technologies_ _____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-275-3117 Coating: NP3 Coating Technologies_ _____ 623-581-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies_ _____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-275-3117 Louie's Black Oxide_______ 602-257-0530 E-Coat MPI International_ _______ 956-631-6880


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Karen Brown


Office (480) 940-4001 • Fax (480) 940-4004 • Cell (480) 289-0811

Electro-Coating Services PMA PhotoMetals_______ 800-899-3366 HVOF Metal Spraying Prime Machine_ _______ 801-575-8430 Powder Coating Precision Powdercoat_ _____480-894-5224 CUTTING Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Davia Water Jet________ 602-442-4452 Echols Saw & Supply_ _____602-278-3918 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 LAI Southwest_________ 602-304-1160 Phx Ornamental Iron Supply_ 602-484-9393 The Metal Man_ ________800-448-9448 CNC Router Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Laser APMI______________480-668-0024 Fine Line Laser Cutting____602-863-3196


Taycar Enterprises_ ____505-265-2121 Tube Laser Cutting Tube Service Company___ 602-267-9865 DIES Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Precision Die & Stamp'g___ 480-967-2038 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole Arizona Wire Specialists____ 480-829-6530 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 EDM Tech_ __________ 602-278-6666 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Sun Tech___________480-921-1665 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) EDM Tech_ __________ 602-278-6666 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001

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Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Petersen Inc_________800-410-6789 Quality Mold_ ________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech_ ________ 480-921-1665 The Tech Group________480-281-4500 Tooling Molds West______ 480-921-9939 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC_ ____ 480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002 Arizona Wire Specialists_ __ 480-829-6530 AzMark_ ___________ 480-921-4128 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Central Valley Machine____435-752-0931 Continental Machining__ 800-777-2483 EDM Express.com_______877-336-4548 Landmark Precision_____480-940-4001 Hawkeye Precision_ _____ 480-926-8642

Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 PGI_______________505-884-5782 Powill Manufacturing____623-780-4100 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech___________480-921-1665 The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Toolcraft of Phoenix_ __ 623-435-5405 WC Machine & Tool_ _____ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 EXTRUSION Aluminum Elixir_______________480-834-1484 FABRICATION Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 APMI ______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 ASHER Metal Products_____ 773-276-5007

Your Manufacturing Solutions Partner

Precision CNC Machining

Geno Forman

President Tel: 602.454.7385 Fax: 602.454.7389 Cell: 480.710.8420 Email:

3342 E. Wier Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040 NADCAP Approved Facility

AzMark_ ____________ 480-921-4128 Astra Fab_ ___________ 480-497-8250 BID Machine, Inc_ _______ 480-892-7304 CAID Industries_ ________ 520-294-3126 Central Components____ 520-571-1433 Central Valley Machine____ 435-752-0931 CGS Technologies________ 623-869-0600 Capital Stainless______ 480-967-0016 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 CygnetStamping & Fab_____ 818-240-7574 Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Elixir Industries_ _____ 480-834-1484 Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 Gerome Mfg_ ________ 520-622-8402 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv___ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision_ _______ 623-582-4776 JPS Manufacturing_______ 480-367-9540 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114

New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 Phoenix Metalcraft_____602-279-4810 Plastic Eng._________480-491-8100 PMC Manufacturing______ 623-582-2233 Precision Casting Repair_ __ 800-622-2404 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Tolleson Steel________ 623-936-3325 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Custom Metal Arrow Sheet Metal_______ 303-427-6419 ASHER Metal Products_____ 773-276-5007

Capital Stainless_ _____ 480-967-0016 CygnetStamping & Fab_____818-240-7574 Fine Line Fabricating_ ____ 602-863-3506 Howell Precision_________623-582-4776 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 VACCO Industries_ ______ 626-443-7121 Fabrication: Medium & Large APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Continental Machining___800-777-2483 CGS Technologies_ ______ 623-869-0600 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 Fine Line Fabricating_ ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications________ 602-454-0701 Howell Precision_________623-582-4776 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430

Trepanning Specialties_ ___562-633-8110 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ __520-293-3819 Fabrication: Rebuild/ Large Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ __520-293-3819 Fabrication: Sheet Metal ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 Capital Stainless_ _____ 480-967-0016 CygnetStamping & Fab_____ 818-240-7574 Fine Line Fabricating_ ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications________ 602-454-0701 Howell Precision_________623-582-4776 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830


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Precision Die Cutting

Dave Crockett President Composite/Metal Structure Design Finite Element Analysis Fabrication/Prototype 480-755-0445 6100 S. Maple Ave., Suite 117, Tempe, AZ 85283

Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Phoenix Metalcraft____ 602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 FINISHING AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Anodizing of Mesa______ 480-833-6412 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950


Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Perma-Finish_ ________ 602-278-1733 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Precision Powdercoat_ ____ 480-894-5224 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 Finishing: One Stop Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 FINISH OPS-CLEANING Cleaning: AF 5333 Jet Products_ _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray Aerospace Testing_ _ 623-842-3030 Dry Film Lubrication Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Glass Bead Clean ABS Metallurgical Processors_ 602-437-3008 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671

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Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Drilling ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing_____ 602-257-0530 Passivation ABS Metallurgical Processors_ 602-437-3008 Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies_ ___ _623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products_ _________ 623-869-6749 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Semiray____________ 602-275-1917 Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Powder Coating AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Precision Powdercoat_ ____ 480-894-5224 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 ABS Metallurgical Processors_ 602-437-3008

Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products_ _________ 623-869-6749 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Stripping Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products_ _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray____________ 602-275-1917 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 FIXTURES EDM Express.com_______877-336-4548 Paul W. Marino Gages_ __ 800-528-9785 Profiles Tool & Engineering__ 480-894-1008

Shawn Carlin

FORGINGS Aluminum Precision_______ 805-488-4401 R&D Specialty Manco______602-278-7700 Forgings: Aluminum Aluminum Precision_______ 805-488-4401 Forgings: Titanium Aluminum Precision_______ 805-488-4401 R&D Specialty Manco______602-278-7700 FOUNDRY AATC_______________ 602-268-1467 May Foundry & Machine___ 801-531-8931 GALVANIZING Petersen Inc_________800-410-6789 GEAR CUTTING Action Machine_ _______ 602-233-0883 Apache Gear, Inc_ _______ 623-934-7144 Ayers Gear & Machine_ ____ 623-934-6913 GLASS BEAD A2Z Sandblasting________ 602-716-5566 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074


GRINDING Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 AzMark_ ___________ 480-921-4128 BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 PMC Manufacturing_______623-582-2233 Steel Services Grinding_ ___ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Centerless Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Shaw Precision_ _______ 480-785-4925

Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks_ __________623-582-5767 Grinding… Double Disc Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Grinding: ID/OD Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 AzMark_ ____________480-921-4128 Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks_ __________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Grinding: OD Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 Grindworks_ __________623-582-5767 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 Grinding: Precision Tool US Carbide Tool LLC_______480-755-3812 Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Grindworks_ __________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595

Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 WC Machine & Tool_ _____ 480-507-4620 Grinding: Tool & Cutter BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering_ ___ 602-267-1481 CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Ultra Precision Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 GUNDRILLING Trepanning Specialties_ __ 562-633-8110 HEAT TREATING ABS Metallurgical Processors_ 602-437-3008 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 Controlled Thermal Tech'y___ 602-272-3714 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 L A Specialties__________602-269-7612 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868

11042 N. 24th Ave. Suite 101 Phoenix, AZ 85029


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Gregg A. Dunlap Business Development

3508 East Corona Avenue Phoenix. AZ 85040 OFFICE 602-276-4120 CELL 602-725-8380 FAX 602-276-0109

Temperature Processing____ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/ Aerospace CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 Temperature Processing____ 303-772-0250 HONING/LAPPING Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 IDENTIFICATION Labels & Bar Code EPSI______________714-256-8950 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Ace Laser_____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc_______ 480-855-7137 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc___ 520-888-1259 TechMark_ __________ 480-820--9444


Silk Screen Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 INDUSTRIAL SEALINGS Gaskets:Manufacturing Cupps Ind Supply_ _______602-269-2301 Industrial Sealings Cupps Ind Supply_ _______602-269-2301 Packing Cupps Ind Supply_ _______602-269-2301 INSPECTION Calibration Advanced Coordinate Tech_ __623-780-4137 Southwest Metrology, Inc.____520-744-8510 Washington Calibration____ 480-820-0506 Inspection, First Article Advanced Coordinate Tech_ __623-780-4137 Datum Inspection________602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services Advanced Coordinate Tech_ __623-780-4137 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Datum Inspection________602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Niagara Testing West_ _____480-968-2315 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422

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Inspection Services (NDT) CAD Enterprises_ ______ 602-278-4407 Jet Processing_ _____623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products_ _________623-869-6749 Joined Alloys_________ 602-870-5600 Niagara Testing West_ ____480-968-2315 Semiray Aero. Testing_____602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services___ 602-269-7868 Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Niagara Testing West______480-968-2315 ISO Consultant Arizona MEP_ ________ 480-874-9100 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc__________623-939-4412 Quality Advisory Services_ _ 602-910-1510 Quality Training Consultants_ _ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions_ _ 888-572-9642 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc__________623-939-4412 Orion Registrar_________303-645-4017 Great Western Registrar_ __ 623-580-1881 Sustaining Edge Solutions_ _ 888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants_ _ 928-284-0856 ISO Registrar Great Western Registrar_ __ 623-580-1881 Orion Registrar_ _______ 303-645-4017 Liquid Penetrant Certified Inspection Service_ _602-267-0661 Jet Products__________ 623-869-6749

Niagara Testing West_ _____480-968-2315 Semiray_____________ 602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 MAG Particle Certified Inspection Service__602-267-0661 Jet Products_____ ______623-869-6749 Niagara Testing West_ _____480-968-2315 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 Metrology/inspection Serv Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Process Improvement/ Audit Arizona MEP__________ 480-874-9100 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants___ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 X-Ray Certified Inspection Service___ 602-267-066 Niagara Testing West_ ____480-968-2315 1 Semiray____________602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair_ __ 800-622-2404 MACHINING Machining: 3D 3D Machine LLC______ 480-239-8254 Cassavant Machining____602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 Hawkeye Precision_ _____ 480-926-8642

JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 L&W Machine Co_____ 602-323-2560 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Pro Precision_ ________ 602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering___ 480-894-100 Tooling Molds West______ 480-921-9939 Machining: 5 Axis Bogue Machine Co____ 505-344-9988 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 Cassavant Machining_ _ 602-437-4005 Clings Mfg_ _______ 480-968-1778 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng_520-745-8771 Metalcraft Inc._ _______ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_ _______480-961-7673 MSL Precision_________ 480-773-3239 Petersen Inc_ _________800-410-6789 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 Wintech___________ 602-437-9001 Machining: Aerospace AATC_____________602-268-1467 Action Machine________ 602-233-0883 Adams Mfg & Eng______ 623-486-2019 Arizona Engineering_____ 520-586-1522 AzMark_____________480-921-4128 Backerworks Mfg_ ____505-342-2943

Bogue Machine Co_____505-344-9988 Cassavant Machining_ __602-437-4005 Central Components____ 520-571-1433 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing_ ____480-968-1778 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Evans Precision Machining_ __623-581-6200 Excaliber_ ___________623-878-6800 Foresight Technologies_ ____480-967-0080 Gerome Mfg_ ________520-622-8402 Gilbert Precision Machine____480-892-4730 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 HK Machining_________602-278-6704 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 JB's Precision_ _________623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 JPS Manufacturing_ ______480-367-9540 Jet Products___________623-869-6749 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 L&W Machine Co______602-323-2560 Landmark Precision_____ 480-940-4001 LAYKE, Inc._ __________602-272-2654 Lewis Aerospace_________623-581-0764 MSL Precision_________ 480-773-3239 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995

Banner Machine, Inc_ _____ 602-437-4984 Evans Precision Machining_ __623-581-6200 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Gilbert Precision Machine____480-892-4730 Group Mfg Serv_______ 480-966-3952 HK Machining________ 602-278-6704 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc._ ___________480-833-7305 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 Lewis Aerospace_ ______ 623-581-0764 MSL Precision__________480-773-3239 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Pivot______________602-306-2923 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing_____623-582-2261 Wintech___________ 602-437-9001 Machining: Chem. Etching VACCO Industries_ ______ 626--450-6472 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC_ _____480-239-8254 Absolute Turning and Machine_520-624-5628 Action Machine_ _______ 602-233-0883 Machining: Contract Action Machine_ _______ 602-233-0883 Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Adams Mfg & Eng_______ 623-486-2019 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Aero Design & Mfg_ ______602-437-8080 Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ____602-243-4329 AzMark_ ____________ 480-921-4128 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 BID Machine, Inc_ ______ 480-892-7304 B & T Tool & Engineering_ ___ 602-267-1481 Bogue Machine Co_____505-344-9988 A Z METALWORKER • 89 • July/Aug 2011

Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 Petersen Inc___________ 800-410-6789 PGI _ ____________ 505-884-5782 Pivot ______________602-306-2923 PMC Manufacturing_______623-582-2233 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Powill Manufacturing____ 623-780-4100 Prime Machine_ ________ 801-575-8430 Pro Precision___________602-353-0022 R&D Specialty Manco______602-278-7700 Service & Sales_ ________480-968-9084 Satowfi______________480-374-5706 Southwest Swiss Precision _ __602-438-4670 Stewart Manufacturing_ ____623-582-2261 Systems 3____________480-894-2581 Trepanning Specialties_ ___ 562-633-8110 White Rock Inc._ ________ 435-750-6414 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001


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PGI _______________505-884-5782 PMC Manufacturing________623-582-2233 Precision Metalworks_ __ 602-455-9575 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 SwissTech Tooling & MFg._____480-998-2005 Systems 3____________480-894-2581 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 Machining Plastic Absolute Turning and Machine_ 520-624-5628 Machining Precision 3D Machine LLC_ _____ 480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 AATC______________602-268-1467 AEROSPACE COMMERCIAL AEROSPACE MILITARY MILITARY COMMERCIAL Action Machine________ 602-233-0883 Adams Mfg & Eng_ _____ 623-486-2019 Quality Mold_ ______ 480-892-5480 Arizona Engineering_____ 520-586-1522 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Wire & Tool_ _____ 480-813-1002 Satowfi_ ___________ 480-374-5706 Arizona Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Central Components___ 520-571-1433 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 AzMark___________ 480-921-4128 Central Valley Machine____ 435-752-0931 Stewart Manufacturing____623-582-2261 Backerworks Mfg_ ____ 505-342-2943 Cling’s Manufacturing______480-968-1778 Continental Machining__ 800-777-2483 SwissTech Tooling & MFg.____480-998-2005 BID Machine, Inc_ _______480-892-7304 Elixir Industries_ ____ 480-834-1484 Systems 3_ ___________ 480-894-2581 Bogue Machine Co_____ 505-344-9988 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Toolcraft of Phoenix_____623-435-5405 Cassavant Machining_ __ 602-437-4005 Evans Precision Machining_ __ 623-581-6200 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 Central Components____ 520-571-1433 Foresight Technologies_ ___ 480-967-0080 WC Machine & Tool________480-507-4620 Central Valley Machine____ 435-752-0931 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 White Rock Inc.________435-750-6414 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Glover Precision, Inc.____ 480-464-0150 Wintech___________ 602-437-9001 Continental Machining_ _ 800-777-2483 HK Machining________ 602-278-6704 Wire-Tech___________480-966-1591 EDM Express.com_ ____ 877-336-4548 X5 Manufacturing____ ___602-454-7385 Hawkeye Precision_ _____ 480-926-8642 Evans Precision Mach’g__ 623-581-6200 Machining: Large Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Backerworks Mfg_ ___ 505-342-2943 Foresight Technologies_____ 480-967-0080 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 Continental Machining_ _800-777-2483 Gerome Mfg_ ________ 520-622-8402 International Machine Parts Co._480-832-9451 Empire Precision Mach._ _ 480-633-4580 Gilbert Precision Machine_ __ 480-892-4730 Jan’s Inc._ __________ 480-833-7305 HK Machining_ ______ 602-278-6704 Glover Precision , Inc._ ____ 480-464-0150 JB's Precision_________ 623-581-9088 Petersen Inc___________800-410-6789 Hawkeye Precision_ ___ 480-926-8642 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 Unique Machine________602-470-1911 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____ 520-889-8325 JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 Vroom Engineering & Mfg___520-293-3819 HK Machining_ _______ 602-278-6704 Jet Products _ ________ 623-869-6749 JB’s Precision_ ______ 623-581-9088 Mach: CNC Turning Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 3D Machine LLC________480-239-8254 JD Ellen LLC_ _______623-587--0253 JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 ACME Metal Works______ 480-926-4171 JPS Manufacturing_______ 480-367-9540 L&W Machine Co_____ 602-323-2560 Action Machine________ 602-233-0883 Jet Products_ _______ 623-869-6749 Landmark Precision_____ 480-940-4001 Arizona Engineering_____ 520-586-1522 Joined Alloys_________ 602-870-5600 LAYKE, Inc._ _________ 602-272-2654 AzMark_____________480-921-4128 JWB Manufacturing_ _____ 480-967-4600 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Landmark Precision_____ 480-940-4001 MSL Precision_________ 480-773-3239 Bogue Machine Co_____505-344-9988 LAYKE, Inc._________ 602-272-2654 Matrix Machine________ 480-966-4451 Cassavant Machining_ __602-437-4005 Lewis Aerospace______ 623-581-0764 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Central Components_ __ 520-571-1433 Lynch Brothers Mfg_ _____ 602-267-7575 Micro-Tronics, Inc_______ 602-437-8995 Continental Machining_ _ 800-777-2483 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 EDM Express.com_ _____ 877-336-4548 Matrix Machine_ _____ 480-966-4451 New Hope Machine______ 520-825-7830 Gilbert Precision Machine_ __480-892-4730 Micropulse West_ _______ 480-966-2300 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Glover Precision, Inc._ ___ 480-464-0150 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 PGI_______________505-884-5782 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ __520-889-8325 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 PMBC_ ____________602-431-8131 JD Ellen LLC_ ______ 623-587--0253 Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 PMC Manufacturing_______623-582-2233 Joined Alloys_________ 602-870-5600 Nelson Engineering____ 602-273-7114 Powerhaus Precision______480-225-8854 MSL Precision_________480-773-3239 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Morsch Machine_______ 480-961-7673 PGI _______________505-884-5782 Powill Manufacturing____623-780-4100 Pro Precision_ ________ 602-353-0022 New Hope Machine_ _____520-825-7830 Pivot_______________ 602-306-2923 Osborn Products_______ 623-587-0335 PMA Photometals_____800-899-3366 Profiles Tool & Engineering__480-894-1008 A Z METALWORKER • 90 • July/Aug 2011 2

PMC Manufacturing________623-582-2233 Powill Mfg____________ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision_ _________ 602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering___ 480-894-1008 Quality Mold_ _______ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco______ 602-278-7700 Satowfi_ ____________ 480-374-5706 Service & Sales_______ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision ___ 602-438-4670 Stewart Manufacturing_____ 623-582-2261 Sun Tech_ _________ 480-921-1665 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg.__ _480-998-2005 Systems 3____________ 480-894-2581 Tolleson Steel________ 623-936-3325 Toolcraft of Phoenix____ 623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West_______ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix _________ 480-844-0165 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool_______ 480-507-4620 Weiser/Mile High Precision___ 303-280-2778 White Rock Inc._ ________ 435-750-6414 Wintech____________602-437-9001 Wire-Tech__________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Prototype AATC _ _____________602-268-1467 Absolute Turning and Machine_ 520-624-5628 Adams Mfg & Eng_______623-486-2019 Action Machine_ _______ 602-233-0883 Arizona Engineering_ _____520-586-1522 Backerworks Mfg______ 505-342-2943 Bar-S Machine_ ______ 928-636-2115 BID Machine, Inc_ ______ 480-892-7304 Central Valley Machine_____435-752-0931 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 EDM Express.com________877-336-4548 Evans Precision_______ 623-581-6200 Foresight Technologies_ ____ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine____ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc._____ 480-464-0150 Hawkeye Precision_ ______ 480-926-8642 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc._ ___________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc._ ________ 480-804-9541 JD Ellen LLC_________623-587--0253

JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 L&W Machine Co_ _____602-323-2560 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Petersen Inc___________800-410-6789 PGI_______________505-884-5782 PMC Manufacturing________623-582-2233 Pro Precision__________602-353-00220 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing_ ____623-582-2261 SwissTech Tooling & MFg.____480-998-2005 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 Val-Tech Mfg___________480-966-7376 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001 Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Quick Turn Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 HK Machining________ 602-278-6704 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC_______480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 Action Machine_ _______ 602-233-0883 Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Bar-S Machine_ ______ 928-636-2115 Bogue Machine Co_ ___ 505-344-9988 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc._____480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ __ 520-889-8325 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 Jet Products__________ 623-869-6749 L&W Machine Co_ _____602-323-2560 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Semiconductor Foresight Technologies_ ___ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 L&W Machine Co_ _____602-323-2560 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Satowfi_____________ 480-374-5706 Machining: Swiss Absolute Turning and Machine_ 520-624-5628 Bar-S Machine_ ______ 928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining____602-437-4005 Howard PMP_ _______ 801-808-4106

Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Southwest Swiss Precision _ _ 602-438-4670 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg._____480-998-2005 White Rock Inc._ _______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Southwest Swiss Precision _ _ 602-438-4670 White Rock Inc._ _______ 435-750-5534 Machining: Turning: Automatic Absolute Turning and Machine_520-624-5628 American Prec.Mach_ __ 602-269-6298 Ayers Gear & Mach_____ 623-934-6913 AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 Challenger Aerospace____ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g___ 623-581-6200 Hawkeye Precision_ ____ 480-926-8642 JB’s Precision Ind______ 623-581-9088 Jet Products_________ 623-869-6749 LAYKE, Inc._ ________ 602-272-2654 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Lewis Aerospace_______ 623-581-0764 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 Micro-Tronics, Inc______ 602-437-8995 PGI_______________505-884-5782 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Ace Laser_____________ 480-924-3232 Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 Fine Line Laser Cutting__ 602-863-3196 Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 LAI Southwest_________ 602-304-1160 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 PMA PhotoMetals_______800-899-3366 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 Taycar Enterprises_ ____505-265-2121 The Metal Man_ _______ 800-448-9448 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Tube Service Company___ 602-267-9865 Wrco_____________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: X- Large Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ _ 520-293-3819 Laser Cutting: Micro VACCO Industries_ ______ 626-443-7121 Laser Cutting:Rotary Axis K-zell Metals, Inc._ ___ 602-232-5882 Laser Engraving & Etching Ace Laser_____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc_______ 480-855-7137 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc___ 520-888-1259 TechMark_ __________ 480-820--9444 VACCO Industries_ ______ 626--450-6472 Laser Marking Ace Laser_____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc_______ 480-855-7137 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc___ 520-888-1259 TechMark_ __________ 480-820--9444

Precision Etched Parts VACCO Industries_ ______ 626--450-6472 MANUFACTURING Adams Mfg & Eng_______ 623-486-2019 APMI ___ ___________480-668-0024 Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ __ 520-889-8325 Howell Precision_________623-582-4776 Glover Precision, Inc._____480-464-0150 Group Manufacturing Serv__ 480-966-3952 PMBC_ ____________602-431-8131 Stewart Manufacturing_ ____623-582-2261 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 Scriven Precision_ ______ 480-961-9775 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Electrical - UL508A Panel Shop Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Mfg: PhotoChemical Etching Fabrication VACCO Industries_ ______ 626--450-6472 METAL BAR CODING PMA PhotoMetal_______800-899-3366 METAL FORMING Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Fry Fabrications_________602-454-0701 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 Metal Forming: Architectural ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 METALIZING Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 Jet Processing_______623-869-6749 x117 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 MOLDS Adams Mfg & Eng_______ 623-486-2019 PMBC_ ____________602-431-8131 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Quality Mold_ ________ 480-892-5480 The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Toolcraft of Phoenix_ ___623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 Molds: Construction JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Molds: Two-Shot The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Molds: Plastic Injection Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Molds: Rubber Toolcraft of Phoenix_ ___623-435-5405

NAME TAGS & LABELS Bar code & Marking Labels MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 PACKAGING Custom Packaging MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 Electronic Invoicing MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 Mil-Spec Packaging MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 RFID & UID Markings MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 PAINTING AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Valley Industrial Painting___ 602-256-6273 Abrasive Blasting AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Painting& Blast Booths AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ _ 520-293-3819 Phosphate Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Powder Coating AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 East Valley Powdercoat_ ____480-215-2461 LA Specialties_ _________602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Perma-Finish_ ________ 602-278-1733 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 Valley Industrial Painting___ 602-256-6273 Wet Paint/CARC AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Sandblast/Automated Valley Industrial Painting___ 602-256-6273 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Screenprinting & Pad Printing AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947


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4710 E. Elwoodth St. 3285 E. 44 Street Phoenix, AZ85713, 85040 Tucson, AZ, U.S.A. Todd Updyke Mike Jones

Hydraulic Parts & Service Sales Hydraulic Repair Hardchrome Plating & Honing

BUS. (520) 623-8681 OR 800-989-8681 FAX (520) 798-1419

CELLCELL 520-429-8205 (520) 269-1746

AFTER HRS. – SERVICE (520) 240-9387 PARTS (520) 240-9390

Mike Gudin President Office: 480.306.7748 Cell: 480-383-9288 Fax: 480.306.7769

451 E. Juanita Ave. Suite #14 Mesa, AZ 85204

Dennis Reynolds

PH 602-863-3196 17464 N. 25th Ave. Ste B1 Phoenix, AZ 85023

Andrew S. Munter

(480) 820-0017 1-888-MAC.PKGE

Specializing in Military Specification Packaging and Bar Code


STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231

PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) Aluminum Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 Chromium Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 DLC (Diamond) Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 Molybdenum Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 Titanium Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 Zirconium Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 PLATING Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Precious Metal Plating____ 800-481-6271 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 A2Z METALWORKER

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125 W. Gemini. Suite E-.4• Tempe, Al85283.5606.

Anodizing Anodizing of Mesa______ 480-833-6412 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Embrittlement Relief EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Plating EPSI______________714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing_ _____ 480-921-0000 Hard Chrome Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 Nickel/ Chrome/Palladium Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 LA Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Silver Plating EPSI______________714-256-8950 Tin / Zinc Plate Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090

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PLASMA CUTTING Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 POLISHING Gold Tech Industries______480-968-1930 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 PRODUCT DESIGN Design and Modeling Bar-S Machine_ _____ 928-636-2115 Profiles Tool & Engineering__ 480-894-1008 PRECISION FLAT STOCK Tri-Matrix_ __________480-844-0165 PROCESSING: CHEMICAL LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 VACCO Industries_ ______ 626-443-7121 Acid Pickle MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Chemical Stripping MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 PRODUCTION Action Machine_ _______623-435-0883 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Louie's Black Oxide______602-257-0530 PUNCHING Gerome Mfg_________ 520-622-8402 Group Manufacturing Serv__480-966-3952 Scottsdale Precision. Inc._____ 480-991-0317

Fax 820-3197

Scriven Precision_ ______480-961-9775 REPAIR Repair & Overhaul,Aerospace Lewis Aerospace________ 623-581-0764 Nelson Engineering______ 602-273-7114 ROLL FORMING Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 ROUTERING, CNC Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 SAW CUTTING BID Machine, Inc_ ______480-892-7304 Echols Saw & Supply_ ____ 602-278-3918 LAYKE, Inc.__________602-272-2654 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 SHEARING Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Creedbilt Inc_ ______ 623-939-8119 Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 Gerome Mfg_________ 520-622-8402 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Scriven Precision_ ______480-961-9775 SHEETMETAL, PREC. ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 ASHER Metal Products_____ 773-276-5007 Central Components_ __ 520-571-1433

Total Customer Satisfaction Quality Products On- Time Delivery


E.D.M. Specialists Precision Machining

Matthew Carlson Sales Manager

SUN TECH Since 1980

(602) 455-9575. Fax (602) 455-0166. Cell (623) 203-9619 1700 N. 22nd Ave .• Phoenix, AZ. 85009

Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 Fry Fabrications________ 602-454-0701 Phoenix Metalcraft_____602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 WC Machine & Tool__ ____ 480-507-4620 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 SPINNING: Metal Metal Spinning Solutions___ 480-899-0939 SPLINES Apache Gear, Inc_ ______ 623-934-7144 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 Bolt’s Metallizing_ ______ 602-244-2432 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 SPRINGS Flat and Wire Springs AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 STAMPING AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 CygnetStamping & Fab_____818-240-7574 Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 Precision Die & Stamping___ 480-967-2038 Scriven Precision_ ______ 480-961-9775 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine_ ______ 602-323-5550 Wrico _ ____________ 480-892-7800 Precision Metal Forming ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Stamping: Aerospace Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 Stamping Design Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Stamping: Prototype Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 TAPPING Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 TESTING Testing: Flow / Target Semiray Aero. Testing_____ 623-842-3030 Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure Jet Products_ __________623-869-6749 Semiray Aero. Testing_____ 623-842-3030 THERMAL SPRAY Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 Controlled Thermal Tech'y____602-272-3714

1930 E. 3rd St., #13 Tempe, AZ 85281

Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 Taycar Enterprises_ ____ 505-265-2121 THREADING Toolcraft of Phoenix_ ___623-435-5405 Thread Grinding Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 WC Machine & Tool_ ______480-507-4620 Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 Whitley Machine_ _____602-323-5550 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001 Waterjet,3D 3 - 5 AXIS Shaw Precision_ _______ 480-785-4925 LAI Southwest________ 602-304-1160 Thread Rolling Waterjet, Multi head Shaw Precision_ _______ 480-785-4925 Davia Water Jet________ 602-442-4452 TOOL & DIE LAI Southwest________ 602-304-1160 3D Machine LLC______ 480-239-8254 Whitley Machine_ _____602-323-5550 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Waterjet, High Press. Cutting Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 Whitley Machine_ ______ 602-323-5550 LAI Southwest________ 602-304-1160 Wrico _ ____________ 480-892-7800 WASHERS TOOLING AERO Spring & Mfg Co____602-243-4329 Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 WIRE FORMS US Carbide Tool LLC_______480-755-3812 AERO Spring & Mfg Co____602-243-4329 Tooling: Jig & Fixture Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 Building WELDING New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 ACME Metal Works_ ______ 480-926-4171 TREPANNING APMI _ ____________ 480-668-0024 Trepanning Specialties_ ___562-633-8110 Arrow Sheet Metal________ 303-427-6419 ASHER Metal Products______ 773-276-5007 TUBING Assembly Formed Tubing Astra Fab_ __________480-497-8250 Service & Sales_ _______ 480-968-9084 AzMark_ ___________ 480-921-4128 Formed Tubing Banner Machine, Inc_ ____602-437-4984 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 BID Machine, Inc_ ______480-892-7304 Cling’s Manufacturing____480-968-1778 Capital Stainless_ _____ 480-967-0016 Large Diam. Pipe & Tubing Central Components_ ___ 520-571-1433 Trepanning Specialties_ ___562-633-8110 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 Tube Bending /Fabrication Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Elixir Industries_______ 480-834-1484 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 Empire Precision Mach.____ 480-633-4580 Howell Precision_________623-582-4776 Group Mfg. Serv_ ______480-966-3952 K-zell Metals, Inc._ ___ 602-232-5882 Harco Metal Products_____ 480-829-0450 Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 Howell Precision_________ 623-582-4776 Service & Sales______ 480-968-9084 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 WATER PURIF/ RECYC. Joined Alloys_ _________602-870-5600 USFilter_ _________ 760-525-9930 K-zell Metals, Inc._ ____ 602-232-5882 WATERJET CUTTING Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys_ 800-237-2888 Landmark Precision_______480-940-4001 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 Lynch Brothers Mfg_ ______ 602-267-7575 Centaur Technologies___623-516-8080 MSL Precision_ _________ 480-773-3239 Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Precision Casting Repair_ ___800-622-2404 Davia Water Jet______ 602-442-4452 Precision Metalworks____ 602-455-9575 EDM Express.com_____ 877-336-4548 Quality Mold_ _________480-892-5480 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 Scriven Precision_ ______ 480-961-9775 Flow International ____ 480-830-0431 State Industrial Prod_____602-275-0990 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Taycar Enterprises_ ____ 505-265-2121 LAI Southwest_________ 602-304-1160 Unique Machine_________ 602-470-1911 MarZee Inc._________602-269-5801 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 Weiser/Mile High Precision___ 303-280-2778 Southwest Waterjet_____480-306-7748 X5 Manufacturing________ 602-454-7385

& ENG.

(480) 921-1665 Cell: (480) 215-7144

6532 W Flint St. Ste. 1 Chandler, AZ 85226

Welding: Aerospace Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 Backerworks Mfg_____ 505-342-2943 Central Components_ ___520-571-1433 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 Welding: Alum. Med & Lg Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Continental Machining___800-777-2483 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ __520-293-3819 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Welding: Enclosures ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Fry Fabrications________ 602-454-0701 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Welding: Design Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 Fry Fabrications________ 602-454-0701 Welding: Inspection SVC Niagara Testing West_ _____480-968-2315 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 Welding: Orbital L&W Fluid_________ 602-323-2560 Welding: Spot ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Nelson Engineering______ 602-273-7114 Welding: Tig Backerworks Mfg_____ 505-342-2943 Continental Machining___800-777-2483 Cutting Edge Mfg_ ______ 480-609-7233 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075


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3D Machine.....................................83 4 Sight Technologies......................81 A&J Indus. Mch Repair.............64,81 AATC.................................................83 Abbott Workholding.....................80 ABS Quality Evaluations.................16 ABS Metallurgical Processors.........86 Absolute Machining & Turning.....93 ACC Machinery.............................7,74 Accuwright......................................86 Ace Laser.........................................84 ACME Metal Works....................... 92 Action Machine.............................. 85 Adams Mfg & Eng..........................86 Adams Mach...................15,49,74,96 Advanced Coating Technologies...92 Advanced Coord Tech....................75 Advanced Metal Sales.....................80 Advanced Precision........................81 Advanced Tooling.......................... 76 Aero Spring & Mfg................. ........85 Aerodyne Alloys............................. 79 Airtek............................................... 78 Alerus Bank & Trust...................23,81 All World Machinery Supply......50,81 Aluminum Precision......................86 American Aerospace..................... 83 AMTS................................................81 Anchor Danly...................................18 Anodizing of Mesa......................... 92 Apache Gear...................................86 Apache Steel.................................. 78 AP Industrial................................... 92 APMI................................................ 83 Arizona Engineering......................88 Arizona Finishing............................ 87 Arizona Hard Chrome................... 87 Arizona MEP...................................88 Arizona Wire Spec............... ..........83 Arizona Wire Tool.......................... 93 Arrow Sheet Metal...................26,86 Asher Metal Products................... 85 Astra Fab......................................... 83 Auer Precision......................52-23,86 Ayers Gear & Mach........................ 83 AZ CNC...8,9,22,23,57-59,68-71,74,76 AZMARK....................................84,92 AZ Metals........................................ 78 AZ Tool Steel..............................78,79 B&B Tool.........................................80 B & T Tool & Engr.......................... 78 Backerworks Mfg..........................90 Bank of Arizona............................. 79 Barry Metals..............................35,79 Bar-S Machine Inc.......................... 83 Barton Mines . ..........................44,75 BC Tool Grinding............................ 87 BID Machine, Inc............................ 85 Blaser............................................... 79 Blue Streak Grinding............... 44,86 BMSC.......................................... 34,81 Bogue Machine..............................89 Bolt’s Metallizing, Inc....................89 Bralco Metals............................ 77,78 CAD Enterprises.............................88 CAID.................................................84 California Tool.................................77 Canyon State Oil......................... 2,79 Capital Stainless........................38,82 Cassavant Machining.....................91 Centaur Technologies...................88 Central Components.....................89 Central Valley Machine..................91 Certified Comparator.....................77 Certified Inspection Services . ..... 83 CGS Technologies, Inc.................. 85 Challenger Aerospace...................88 ChemResearch............................... 87 Cling’s Manufacturing................... 85 CNC Machinery.............................. 76 Coast Aluminum...............................78 Coastal Metals............................36,80 Coating Tech...............................73,82 Collins Metal Finishing.................. 83 Continental Machining..................89 A2Z METALWORKER

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Controlled Thermal........................87 Country Financial............................81 Courier Graphics...........................58 Creedbilt Inc..............................22,90 CRI..............................................46,81 Cupps Industrial Supply.....................89 Cutting Tool Consultants...................76 CTE.. ..................................77 CVD Diamond Corp..............................79 Cygnet Stamping & Fab................92 D & R Mchy....................................43,80 DCM Tech..................................57,76 DDi..............................................80,95 Datum Inspection..........................87 DaVia Water Jet............................88 Delcam...........................................80 Diversified Diamond Products....79 East Valley Laser Inc.....................88 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc........89 East Valley Powdercoat...............92 Ebbco Inc....................................... 75 Echols Saw & Supply....................74 EDM EDM Network..........................42,78 EDM Perform Access...................79 EDM Tech................................. 60,83 Ellison Machinery............ 3,54,74,76 Elixir Industries..............................84 Elrod Machine & Mfg..............40,77 Empire Precision Mach................. 90 EPSI...................................................92 Evans Precision Mach’g...............86 Excaliber Precision.......................84 Fine Line Fabricating Inc..............86 Fine Line Laser Cutting.................92 Flow Intl....................................27,78 Foresight Finishing.......................92 Foresight Technologies................84 Frontier Metal Stamping.............92 Fry Fabrications................1,30-32,85 Fry Steel Co....................................78 Galaxy Associates, Inc..................79 Ganesh Machinery...................25,76 Gartman Tech Services...........62,82 Geiger Electric Inc......................... 75 Gerome Mfg............................48,84 Gilbert Metal Stamping...............83 Gilbert Precision Machine............90 Gladhill Assoc.......................... 38,88 Global EDM Supply....................... 77 Glover Precision, Inc.....................88 Gold Tech Industries.....................88 Great Western .........................66,81 Grindworks....................................84 Group Manufacturing..................85 Haas Factory Outlet.............3,76,77 Hangsterfer’s........................... 41,76 HK Machining................................89 Harco Metal Products..................83 Harschco .......................................87 Hawkeye Precision.......................85 Helical Solutions............................ 81 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding.....85 Horizon Carbide............................78 Howard PMP.................................88 Howell Precision ..........................82 HUB Intl......................................... .81 Hurco..............................................43 Ind. Metal Supply.....................10,79 Ind.Tool Die....................................89 Ind. Workholding Solution..........80 Infinisys....................................84,88 Innovative Cutting Tools.............. 77 Innovative Tool Sales................... 77 Intech Funding.............................. 19 Integrated Systems Inc................82 International Machine Parts.......90 IRH.................................................. 81 ITDE................................................89 Jan’s Inc..........................................89 J B’s Prec Ind....................................88 JD Ellen LLC.......................................89 Jemelco Inc......................................81 J.K. Tool................................ .........76 Joined Alloys..................................92

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Jorgenson ........................ ...................76 JPS Manufacturing................................86 JWB Manufacturing...............................87 K D Capital............................ ....... 74 Klontech Indus. Sales...............74,80 KMT Waterjet.............................24,75 K-Tec Equip & Supplies.................. 45 K-Zell Metals, Inc............................ 85 L&W Machine Co...........................88 LA Specialties............................26,88 LAI International............................86 Landmark Precision..................46,84 Larry Arroues & Co........................ 78 Layke Inc......................................... 84 Leavitt Group..................................81 Lewis Aerospace........................... 85 Lone Arrow.....................................77 Louie’s Black Oxide..................85,87 Louie’s Gun Finishing.................... 87 Lynch Brothers............................... 87 MSL Precision................................. 87 Machinery Sales............................. 76 MAC Packaging...............................92 Magnum Precision............... 21,75,77 Makino......................................... 5,74 Marshall Tool & Supply.................80 MarZee..................................14,78,86 Matrix Machine.........................83,84 May Foundry..................................86 Mesa Machinery............................ 76 Metalcraft Inc.................................88 Metal Processing Intl.....................91 Metal Spinnng................................ 85 Metals Eng & Testing Labs............81 Metco Metal . ................................88 Methods Machine......................... 76 Micro-Tronics..............................12,84 Micro 100....................................10,79 Micropulse West............................ 83 Milne.................................................81 Mirachem........................................77 MITSUBISHI.....................................37 MMR LLC.........................................82 Moore Tool & Equip...................... 76 Mountain Rep.................................81 Morsch Machine............................ 83 MSC Industrial................................. 51 MSL Precision................................. 85 Muratec.......................................... 76 National Grinding & Mfg............... 86 NBS Calibrations.......................62,80 Nelson Engineering....................... 85 New Hope Machine...................... 84 Niagara Testing West.....................92 North-South ..............................37,77 NTK Cutting Tools.......................... 76 O’Donnell & Associates................80 OGP..................................................75 Omax Corp......................28,29,65,74 Orion Registrar...............................88 Osborn Products......................84,86 Osprey Technologies..................... 86 Perfection Industrial Finishing......91 Perfection Powder Coating.............84 Perma-Finish................................... 87 Petersen Inc...................................90 Petroferm.................................. 77,84 PGI....................................................82 Phoenix Grinding........................... 84 Phoenix Heat Treat........................ 87 Phoenix Metalcraft........................92 Phoenix Metal Trading......................72,80 Pivot...............................................58,87 PMA Photometals .........................82 PMC Manufacturing......................89 Powerhaus.....................................90 Powill Mfg.................................. .......87 Precious Metal Plating........... ..88 Precision Casting Repair.......... 83 Precision Die .......................................83 Precision Industrial Painting.............84 Precision Metalworks.......................93 Premier Precision....................48,84,85 Prime Machine.....................................84 P . ro Precision .......................................86

Pro Ultrasonics.....................................78 Profiles Tool & Eng ...................................84 QTC ..............................................................80 Quality Advisory...............................77 Qualichem, Inc...................................78 Quality Mold.........................86 R&D Specialty Manco................89 Road Machinery...............................92 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades..........75 Ryerson.............................................80 S&S Machinery Sales....................... 76 Samuel, Son & Co............. 17,63,78,79 Satowfi..............................................89 Savage Machine . .............................75 SBG Capital.......................................80 Scottsdale Precision Inc.................. 83 Scriven Precision Fab...................... 83 Semiray .......................................55,89 Service & Sales.................................80 Setco Marketing ............................. 79 Sharp................................................. 67 Shaw Precision Grind’g................... 85 Shop Floor Automations.................81 S L Fusco........................................... 78 Southwest Metal Fab.......................82 Southwest Metrology, Inc.............88 Southwest Powder......................... 87 Southwest Spindle Service.............80 Southwest Swiss Precision Mchg........89 Southwest Waterjet.........................92 Star Metal Fluids...........11,75,78,80,81 State Industrial Prod....................... 78 Steel Services Grind’g................ 14,84 Stellar Machining & Fab Inc.............92 Stevens Engineering....................... 79 Sun Grinding................................20,86 Sun Tech............................................ 93 Superior Grinding.......................56,87 Sustaining Edge Solutions.........57,80 Swisstech Tooling & Mfg.................91 Systems3...........................................89 TAYCAR.............................................86 TCI Precision Metals........................ 78 TMM Precision............................83,94 T.S.M. Mach. .................................... 74 Team Industrial Services............60,87 TechMark........................................86 Temperature Processing................ 87 Temtco Steel..................................... 78 The Metal Man......................... 83,86 The Tech Group............................. 90 The Werks C&C...............................79 Tipco Punch....................................78 TMI (GibbsCAM)............................. 81 TNT Sandblasting.......................... 89 Tolleson Steel..................................78 Toolcraft of Phoenix...................... 89 Tooling Molds West...................... 89 Tornquist Machinery......................75 Total Filtration Sys.......................... 77 Total Quality Sys........................22,78 Trepanning Specialties................... 91 Tri-Matrix Mach.............................85 Tsugami...........................................47 TW Metals.......................................79 Tube Service....................................78 U S Shop Tools...........................39,77 Ulbrich of CA.............................. 13,78 Unique Machine.............................76 United Performance Metals.........78 Universal Laser Systems................ 16 US Carbide Tools............................93 VACCO Industries..................... 40,83 Val-Tech Mfg...................................85 Valley Industrial Painting...............92 Vroom Enginering & Mfg............. 90 Washington Cal. .......................87 WC Machine & Tool........................85 Weiser/Mile High Precision.......... 86 Western States Metal.................... 81 White Rock Inc.............................. 89 Whitley Machine ...................... 86 Widia................................................76 Wintech...........................................85 Wire-Tech........................................85 Wrico...............................................85 X5.....................................................85

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