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Editors Corner

May Christmas/Holiday Season 2012 Be Merry! Americans gather with family or friends for holidays, taking part in rituals and traditions as diverse as eating special dishes, watching a football game, gift giving or reciting meaningful prayers and songs. Holidays occur throughout the year but Americans don’t look forward to each with the same amount of anticipation. When asked to think about their favorite holidays in the US, Christmas came out on top, followed by Thanksgiving.

Despite the uncertainty that remained a constant throughout 2012, there are some very positive indicators I think are worthy of sharing, and even celebrating as the year comes to an end. Holiday Buying Is Expected to Increase 75% of retail leaders surveyed by consulting firm Hay Group predicted that sales for the 2012 Christmas shopping season will be higher than they were in 2011, and the National Retail Federal (NRF) forecasts an increase of 4.1% over last year. And its not just holiday retail sales that are looking up. Additionally, the latest Manufacturing reports reported a strong 2012, though figures were only available through the end of Q3. Manufacturing Showed Strength in 2012 A report by The Association For Manufacturing Technology showed that the total number of manufacturing tech orders for U.S. companies increased by 13.4 percent from the same point in 2011. September orders also improved from August, with data provided by participating companies showing that there was a 40.7 percent increase. Industry analysts believing that this was a clear indicator of growing strength and confidence in the U.S. manufacturing market, with the recent International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) held in Chicago singled out as a driver of domestic business strategy. “In the 17 years that this data has been collected, there is only one other month that broke $600 million, said Douglas K.Woods, president of the AMT. “Both of those were in months that reflected sales from IMTS, showing its strength as the largest manufacturing event in the Americas. It’s possible we could average $450 million a month for all of 2012 – the largest year ever for this program.This speaks to tremendous strength in the manufacturing industry, and is proof that IMTS 2012 was the strongest show seen in years.” The early indications are that the manufacturing technology industry could continue to enjoy a profitable year, with figures showing that the year-to-date order total in September was running at just under $4.3 billion, an increase of 5.6 percent compared with the same sample point in 2011. Economists believe that this snapshot of manufacturing strategy is a reliable barometer of production capacity across the country, with companies investing in capital metalworking equipment to fulfill placed orders. While it would be imprudent to imply that all is rosy, I do believe that there is much for us to be thankful for in this great country we live in. I hope that 2012 finishes up as a strong year for manufacturing! Until next issue, last for the year, I wish you love, peace and happiness during our favorite holidays, and God Bless our Troops!

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Las Vegas Hosted FABTECH 2012, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, from November 12-14, 2012. The event covered more than 400,000 net square feet and estimated over 25,000 attendees and 1,100 exhibiting companies.

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FABTECH provided a convenient ‘one stop shop’ venue where attendees met with world-class suppliers, saw the latest industry products and developments, and found the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs. To guide attendees to products and services easily, the show floor was organized in Pavilions that were geared toward specific industries and technologies. FABTECH encompassed both Central and North Halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Central Hall houses Pavilions dedicated to Forming & Fabricating, Laser, Metalforming,Tool/Die,Tube & Pipe and Finishing. The North Hall houses Pavilions dedicated to Welding and Thermal Spray.

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Roentgen USA has sales offices and weld centers in Chicago and Los Angeles and has plans to add weld centers in 2 more cities in 2013/2014. Contact Roentgen at 847-787-0135 for details on testing the new products or send them an e-mail to! Abraham Touma joins Metal Supermarkets as its new Operations Manager. Abraham has 10 years experience in the steel industry working at Lifetime Products and Ryerson in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information on Metal Supermarkets, contact them at 801972-5911 or visit their website at

Honeywell.Aerospace.Wins. Design.Award. With.The. Help. of. Cygnet. Stamping. &. Fabricating.Inc. Honeywell Aerospace has received the 2012 Higgins-Caditz Design Award, as part of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Awards of Excellence in Metalforming, for its HTF7000 propulsion systems. Honeywell Aerospace has more than 38,000 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide and is involved in all aspects of aerospace engine manufacturing. As part of a combustor assembly in its 7,000-pound thrust propulsion engines, Honeywell uses 16 tiled heat shields. These are machined from a cast Haynes material. Honeywell Aerospace project engineer Thomas F. Johnson and staff engineer Ronald B. Pardington redesigned the heat shield to allow it to be stamped. They worked closely with Cygnet Stamping & Fabricating Inc. in Glendale, CA, to develop the Announcements Continued Page 8





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The new stamped part is made from 0.040 inch Haynes sheet, reducing the weight by over 50 percent and the cost by over 85 percent compared to the machined heat shield, resulting in substantial yearly savings. In addition, the company benefited from a significant engine weight reduction. The Design Award is one of eight Awards of Excellence in Metalforming presented annually by PMA. Created by the Worcester Pressed Steel Co.,Worcester, MA, and sponsored by The Quarterly Club, the design award recognizes a manufacturing company for outstanding achievement in developing an innovative product design. Along with recognition in industry publications and at events, Honeywell will receive a $1,500 cash prize, which will be donated to the Challenger Space Center Arizona, a local non-profit organization providing vital science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs to students primarily in grades K-8. PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. Its nearly 900 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. Information on PMA’s Awards of Excellence in Metalforming is available at A2Z METALWORKER


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Sandvik. Coromant. Drilling.App. Provides. Quick. and. Easy. Calculation. of. Cycle.Times. and.Costs.for.Drilling.Operations Free from Sandvik Coromant, the new Drilling App for iPhones is designed to offer a quick and easy way for machine shops to calculate cycle times and costs for all drilling and tapping operations. With efficiency more important than ever in fast moving machine shop environments, there is now a virtually instant method of discovering how long drilling cycles will take, and how much they will cost. Of benefit to engineers, programmers and machinists alike, the Drilling Calculator App is the latest in a line of downloadable Apps from Sandvik Coromant that aim to give better and more informed support to the marketplace. With the input of a few simple parameters such as drill diameter, cutting speed, spindle speed and feed rate, the App will provide machine shops not only with reliable data such as cycle times and cost per hole, but with other useful information like ISO tolerances for bore and shaft, and links to online support via YouTube videos or the Sandvik Coromant website. Available in English with metric or imperial values, the Drilling Calculator App is free and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. Announcements Continued Page 10







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“Friend.of.the.Agency” United Performance Metals, a leading supplier of specialty stainless steel and high temperature alloys, was honored for its ongoing and multifaceted support by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County, OH.

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Lockheed,.Northrop.and.Boeing.beat.forecasts,.GD.misses Three of the biggest U.S. weapons makers beat third-quarter earnings forecasts and raised their guidance for the full year, although the spectre of additional U.S. defense budget cuts continued to cloud the industry’s outlook for 2013. Lockheed Martin Corp, Boeing Co’s defense division and Northrop Grumman Corp reported higher earnings and solid margins despite weakening sales. General Dynamics Corp missed Wall Street earnings forecasts, mainly due to a $25 million charge to revalue its inventory of ruggedized computers, or computers designed to operate in harsh environments. But it maintained its guidance for full-year earnings at roughly the same level, which appeared to reassure investors. Each of the companies underscored its efforts to drive down cost and improve affordability given continued pressure on military budgets, and underscored the growing importance of international sales to help offset declining U.S. demand. Share buybacks and strong dividends were another key theme. “Because of defense budget constraints and the risk of sequestration, investors were setting the bar pretty low for the sector,” said analyst Matt Collins, referring to the budget cuts. He said third-quarter results had changed that equation somewhat. “As a group they were able to step A2Z METALWORKER

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Lockheed, which has led the industry’s campaign to stave off across-the-board cuts required under so-called sequestration, said its preliminary 2013 forecast assumed that Congress and the White House would avert the $500 billion in additional defense cuts that are due to start taking effect in January. Chief Executive Bob Stevens, who retires at the end of the year, said the company had no secret information about a possible compromise to stave off the sequestration cuts, but said he fully expected Congress to address the issue when lawmakers return after the November elections. General Dynamics’ Jay Johnson told analysts there was “no one on earth” who could predict what would happen, and said his company was planning for how to deal with the budget cuts if they took effect as planned. He said uncertainty about future defense budgets was depressing government orders in its shorter-cycle businesses, and the trend was likely to continue in the fourth quarter. “We are also extremely concerned about the profound disruption and paralysis that implementing these cuts will likely have on our customer and thus our entire industry,” Johnson, a former Navy Secretary, told analysts. Marion Blakey, president of the Aerospace Industries Association, called on President Barack Obama and Congress to appoint a small committee to hammer out a compromise even before lawmakers return toWashington. Rob Stallard at RBC Capital Markets said the results were a “mixed bag,” with companies doing a good job managing costs to preserve margins in long cycle equipment programs, but facing tougher challenges in services and other short cycle areas. Jason Gursky of Citibank noted that many weapons programs were transitioning into production, where margins are generally higher than in development, and industry leaders were committed to paying solid dividends and buying back shares.

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GM. Says. It.Will. Have. 500,000. Hybrid,. Electric. Vehicles.Produced.By.2017 The Detroit Free Press reports, “General Motors said that it is committed to deliver at least 500,000 vehicles ‘with some form of electrification,’ such as a hybrid drive system, by 2017.”

TPG.selects.Honeywell’s.Spectra.Shield.for.US.Army.helicopters The Protective Group (TPG) has selected Honeywell’s Spectra Shield ballistic material for integration into the US Army’s UH60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The Spectra Shield materials will be incorporated into armoured upgrades that TPG is developing for army helicopters to help lower armour weight by as much as 40%, when compared with existing systems. Honeywell advanced fibers and composites business global marketing manager Roy Ash said the Spectra Shield offered a combination of lighter weight and combat-proven ballistic performance, which is important for applications ranging from body armor to aircraft. TPG has a contract with the army for upgrading the armour of an approximately 200 Chinook and Black A2Z METALWORKER

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The Detroit News reports, “GM will plan to meet that worldwide electrifiedvehicle goal through a variety of technology including plug-in electrics, pure electrics and hybrids that use the company’s eAssist technology, said Mary Barra, GM’s senior vice president of global product development.” The automaker “is on track to sell more than 50,000 vehicles equipped with the company’s electrification technologies in the US this year, Barra said. Barra said plug-in technology will play a bigger role in the future.”The company’s “engineers are working on the next-generation propulsion technology that powers the Volt and will power the Cadillac ELR to improve the ‘system’s value and efficiency in the not too distant future,’” she said.


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Military. drones. zero. in. on. $400. billion. Military drone technology, which has revolutionized warfare over the last decade, will be ready for civilian use within four years and could create a market worth more than $400 billion. That’s the prediction from a research project backed by the government and top aerospace companies hoping for a windfall as many of the dull, dirty and dangerous jobs done by manned aircraft are replaced by drones. The consortium behind the program, which includes BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce, sees potential uses for drones from search and rescue to checking oil pipelines, jobs currently done with expensive aircraft flown by pilots who get tired and often in treacherous conditions. Unmanned aircraft are already being used in niche areas. They were flown over the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan to check the damage and the British Antarctic Survey has put them to work checking ice and snow conditions. “You’ll be able to do a lot of things you simply can’t do with manned aircraft,” said Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal, an engineering executive from BAE who is project director at the ASTRAEA program (Autonomous Systems Technology Related Airborne Evaluation & Assessment). “We are in the hands of the regulators but within three to four years the technology will be at the right maturity levels,” he said. A2Z METALWORKER

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Dopping-Hepenstal predicted that overcoming public concern about a sky full of autonomous aircraft will probably mean drones are first used in areas away from towns and cities, for sea rescue searches and monitoring fishing grounds. Chris Elliott, an engineer and barrister who is a consultant to the ASTRAEA project, acknowledged there will be a lot of work needed to win public acceptance but added: “The Pandora’s Box is open”. The use of drones in war zones has thrown up difficult ethical issues, particularly on accountability for mistakes, and the shift into civilian use is likely to be just as controversial. “There is a public perception that has to be understood and correctly informed,” said Elliott, arguing that the industry needs to demonstrate safety and address the question of who is accountable should there be an accident. The research program is working with the Civil Aviation Authority, which regulates UK air space, to demonstrate that the systems for controlling unmanned aircraft make them at least as safe as those with pilots. Drones would always be controlled from the ground, as they are in military use, but complex systems for detecting terrain and other objects, from aircraft to skydivers, will mean they can fly themselves if communication links with the ground go down.

“This is in some respects the scary bit” as far as public perception is concerned, said Dopping-Hepenstal. ASTRAEA estimates that broader use could be worth as much as $62 billion a year to the global aerospace industry by 2020.

Factory. Orders. Increase. 4.8. Percent. In. September The AP reported, “US companies boosted their orders for manufactured goods by the largest amount in 18 months in September, but companies remained cautious in ordering goods that signal plans to expand and modernize.” Factory orders increased “4.8 percent in September compared to August, a month when orders had fallen 5.1 percent,” according to the Commerce Department. “The September gain was the biggest since March 2011 and was driven by a surge in demand for commercial aircraft, a volatile category which had seen orders plunge in August.”

New. Report. Indicates. Solar. Power. Job. Good news from the economic solar power front. The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit solar education and research organization, earlier this week announced that its third annual National Solar Jobs Census found that the U.S. solar industry employs 119,016 Americans, a figure which represents the addition of 13,872 workers and a 13.2% employment growth rate over the previous year. Based on 2012 data collection, TSF also revised the 2011 total jobs number from 100,237 to 105,145. The National Solar Jobs Census 2012 measured employment growth in the solar power industry between September 2011 and September 2012. During the same period, employment in the overall economy grew at a rate of 2.3% (BLS), while the fossil fuel electric generation industry shed 3,857 jobs or 3.77% of its workforce (EMSI). Nearly one third of employers who responded to the survey cited the continued decline in component prices as the primary driver of employment growth. The report cites state legislation enacting Renewable Portfolio Standards or authorizing third-party system ownership and federal tax incentives as leading drivers of growth. “The solar industry has grown at significantly higher rates than most other industries in the past several years, making it one of the foremost creators of new jobs in the United States,” said Andrea Luecke, TSF Executive Director. “Our census findings indicate that these new jobs are highly skilled in nature, including solar installation, sales, marketing and software development.These new solar industry jobs are sustainable, cannot be outsourced and play a critical role in our country’s economic recovery.”


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The CBS Evening News reported, “The International Energy Agency said that the US will become the world’s top oil producer by the end of the decade, surpassing Saudi Arabia and Russia. The report says that new technologies like fracking are reaching new reserves of oil in the US. The report says the US could stop importing oil by 2035.”

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Michael Levi, senior fellow for energy and environment at the Council on Foreign Relations, said that the report “was generally ‘good news’ for the United States because it highlights the nation’s new sources of energy,” but cautioned that “being self-sufficient did not mean that the country would be insulated from seesawing energy prices, since those oil prices are set by global markets.”

Manufacturers.Added.13,000. Jobs.In.October The Washington Post reports, “Businesses picked up their pace of hiring in October and the unemployment rate rose as more people started looking for work, according to new government data that offer a glimmer of optimism for the long-ailing job market on the eve of the presidential election.”

In addition to oil production, the IEA concluded that the US “would overtake Russia as the leading producer of natural gas in 2015.”

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The NewYork Times notes that the report found that “increased oil production, combined with new American policies to improve energy efficiency, means that the United States will become ‘all but selfsufficient’ in meeting its energy needs in about two decades - a ‘dramatic reversal of the trend’ in most developed countries.”



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Lightning Motorcycles is no stranger to setting land speed records. It laid down a 173.388 mile-per-hour marker for electric motorcycles in 2010 on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and then upped the ante significantly in 2011 with a 215.960 mph performance on that same crystalline stage. For 2012, however, it’s switched venues and brought its superbike to the 1.3-mile course that runs downs the El Mirage dry lake bed. Now, that’s a lot less real estate than the five-mile stretch available at Bonneville, but the team still managed to achieve something special. In an effort sponsored by solar technology company SMA, and with LSR veteran Jim Hoogerhyde gripping the handlebars (tightly, we imagine), Lightning flashed down the dusty trail at 189.086 mph. That speed gives the company the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) record for production motorcycles – electric or gas-powered – for that venue. There two significant things about this achievement. First, the energy for the three runs was supplied courtesy of the sun. Its rays fed a 48kWh battery pack attached to a mobile solar array, which in turn, fueled the bike’s on-board batteries.This is no coal-powered motorcycle. Second, though wearing a streamlined fairing, the bike is essentially the same machine that the first handful of customers will begin receiving within the next 60 days or so. Yes, Lightning Motorcycles is turning that hard corner from race team and technology developer to actual manufacturer. And that is no small feat.

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and dicing services company. I contacted George, and he spent nearly 20 minutes on the phone with me telling me how fantastic Bretta was. My call with George, and his willingness to spend time endorsing Bretta, left such an impression on me. If we were going to use a consultant for ISO certification, Bretta was the no-brainer choice for us.” Still, Rich didn’t contract with Bretta immediately. Instead, he hired a quality manager, and tasked him with the process. Rich says, “We struggled for about 3 months, and in March, we made the decision to contact Bretta.” “Bretta Kelly, owner and founder of BMSC (Business Management Systems Consulting), isn’t charging enough for her services”, Focused On Machining owner Rich Pollmiller said. He kidded, “I can say that now because I won’t be getting another invoice from her!” Rich says that Bretta Kelly was outstanding as a consultant for his company’s certification to the ISO9001:2008 standards. “She is so knowledgeable about the process, and she has a unique talent in simplifying the process. In fact, Bretta’s mantra is that ISO Certification isn’t rocket science!”

Rich says that certification would have still turned out exceptionally well for Focused on Machining without an onsite 2-day consultation with Bretta Kelly at the company’s facility in Louviers, CO. He elaborated, “I would have paid triple what I paid for her travel to have her here. It just made the certification that much easier, and it quickly dispelled our myths of how difficult certification would be.” After Bretta’s initial onsite consultation, all business over the next months was conducted through email.

“Goal number two”, Rich says, “was to become ISO certified. By September of 2011, I felt ready for the company to undergo the process.”

Rich and his team of about a dozen employees spent the next 6 months preparing for certification. Rich says, “With Bretta’s expertise and tools, we could have easily certified in about a month, but I purposely slowed the process down so that every employee could live, eat and breathe the process, getting to know it intimately prior to our certification.” Rich’s approach to ISO certification is consistent with his philosophy in the business - slow and steady growth to ensure that Focused on Machining’s quality and on-time delivery remain outstanding. In fact, on the company’s report cards, they consistently achieve A+ scores from their customers both on On-Time Delivery and on Quality.

Rich says that in December of 2011 he put substantial effort into certifying. “I interviewed 3 different consultants, and two were not willing to provide any references for me to call. That was it for them. The 3rd, Bretta Kelly, owner of BMSC, was featured in an ad in the A2Z Metalworker. Her ad included a very favorable testimonial from George Crouch, owner of Advotech Company, a micro-electronic packaging

Rich says that the company has improved since certifying to ISO9001:2008. “From the beginning of the process,” he says, “we made incredible improvements in our awareness of quality. Every employee of the shop took immediate ownership for the certification process, and they were all eager to learn new techniques that would make Focused on Machining even better than it was in the past. That is just

Focused on Machining opened for business in February of 2008. Rich says, “Goal number one was to become and remain a viable business. Three out of ten new businesses fail within the first two years and nearly half do so within the first five years. We are coming up on our 5th year anniversary, and we have seen growth year over year since our inception. In 2012, we are poised for 35% growth.”


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the kind of employees we have here.”

What’s next for Focused on Machining? Rich says, “We’ve achieved goals 1 and 2. Our 3rd goal is to build the business so that we can offer health insurance to all. We are in the process of getting this done now.” The team at Focused on Machining is additionally planning for AS9100 Revision C certification. Everything they did with Bretta included documentation necessary for AS9100. Rich says their ISO9001:2008 must be in place for 12 months before they can recertify to AS9100 Revision C.

Hear From Focused On Machining’s Customers “Focused on Machining was referred to us by another machine shop, and we started doing business with them a few years ago. They make a number of close tolerance parts for our Department of Energy customers. Pricing at Focused on Machining is very good, their quality is excellent, their turnaround is outstanding, and their proximity in location to our business is advantageous. The team at Focused on Machining actually helps us with bidding on projects, and this helps us to win new business. I would recommend them to anybody needing close tolerance machining.” General Manager, Subcontract Manufacturer to DOE Primes “We searched for a long time to find a machine shop that could accommodate our nearly JIT production schedules and our low cost pricing requirements.We found the supplier in Focused on Machining.They are by far the low cost leader. Their quality is outstanding -- they have such good machines and machining talent. They are extremely responsive and their attention to detail is incredible! Focused on Machining continues to exceed all of our expectations. They get the products we need ‘yesterday’ to us on time all the time! We single source all of our machining to Focused on Machining.” Vice President, Residential Elevator Manufacturer

“We found Focused on Machining through a referral from a guy who worked at Tyco Flow Control, and was using them.We figured if they were good enough for Tyco Flow, they were good enough for us! Rich Pollmiller, owner of Focused on Machining is extremely mechanically inclined. Their product quality is outstanding, and they offer a fair price for work that is done on time. If you see their shop, you will be very impressed with the complex work they do. With Focused on Machining we get honesty, integrity, and good people to work with!” Purchasing,Valve System Manufacturer

About Focused on Machining Rich says that he learned machining from one of the best machinists ever, his brother Mike. Rich worked for Mike for nearly 20 years at Mike’s business, Superior Metal Products. Mike encouraged Rich to open his own business nearly 5 years ago, as he understood Rich’s desire to be his own boss. Rich says, “Mike was my first customer, and today all outsourcing he does is to Focused on Machining. Mike wanted to outsource his overflow of business to a supplier he knew he could trust -- and we had two decades of working together at his company.” Focused on Machining, an ISO9001:2008 certified company located in a 12,000 square foot facility, serves the aerospace, aircraft, commercial, and the beverage container manufacturing industry. They offer very cost effective precision machining, fabrication and complete assemblies for their customers. For more information, contact them at 303-9223076 or visit their website at

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Lockheed.Martin.Eyes.Dual.Helicopter.Bid.Strategy.for.India.Deal Lockheed Martin Corp. said it may offer India a mixed helicopter offering as it competes for an order for more than $2 billion worth of maritime aircraft.

Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky, who developed the MH-60R for the U.S. Navy and sold the system to Australia last year, see Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, as well as Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand among potential buyers, Barton said. Thailand last year already agreed to buy the MH-60S. The next big competition for the MH60R will be in Denmark. The country is expected to take a decision on who will provide nine maritime helicopters before year-end, Barton said. The competition pits the MH-60R against the AgustaWestland AW159 being developed by Finmeccanica SpA (FNC)’s helicopter arm for the U.K. The two competitors also are doing battle in South Korea, where a decision to provide eight helicopters is likely next year.

NASA. Pleased. By. Blue. Origin’s.Successful.Test The Puget Sound Business Journal reports, “NASA is expressing satisfaction with the Blue Origin’s recent successful test of its unusual ‘pusher’s escape system for space flight. NASA manager Ed Mango, head of the agency’s Commercial Crew Development program, said, “The progress Blue Origin has made on its suborbital and orbital capabilities really is encouraging for the overall future of human space flight.”

Lockheed and United Technologies Corp’s Sikorsky are trying to tempt India with an offering comprised of the more capable MH-60R helicopter to fight against ships coupled with the basic MH- The company is owned by Amazon 60S to help lower costs, said George Barton, vice president for business development at Lockheed CEO and founder Jeff Bezos.The test Martin Mission Systems and Sensors. India is poised to formally kick off the competition for at least included a launch of “a full-scale crew capsule using the pusher motors from 75 naval helicopters. the escape system. The 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai and growing trade have driven India to put increased focus on controlling sea-lanes approaching the country. The heightened concern about threats from the The propulsion system is built into the sea is shared by Middle East and southeast Asian states, providing a sales opportunity for defense spacecraft and isn’t jettisoned and so the entire space vehicle can be reused, contractors at a time other markets are contracting. which cuts costs compared to the pull“The maritime helicopter market is unique in that countries have to protect the sea-lines of commu- system model. A2Z METALWORKER

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In 2007, the Air Force awarded Boeing a contract expected to be worth $15 billion under the Combat Search and Rescue-X (CSAR-X) program. But after the Government Accountability Office upheld a protest from competitors Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin over how the contract was handled, the deal was canceled in 2009. “I don’t think you’ll see a lot of enthusiasm, but everyone will have to put in some kind of bid,” Aboulafia said. “A lot of people might look at this and say,‘Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, or three times…’” Companies are also skeptical as to whether funding will actually come through for the project, both due to the current budget environment and because the new DoD focus on southern Asia requires a lesser role for the helicopters, Aboulafia said. He predicts that the program will eventually enter a series of deferrals, “likely with another program emerging sometime in the future.” Prior to the RfP, companies already had been laying the groundwork for their proposals. Interested industry officials have been able to ask public questions ahead of the request, which is used to inform their eventual bids. A sign-in sheet from an industry day event in September included representatives from AgustaWestland, Boeing, Dayton, EADS, GE, Lockheed, L-3, Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins and Sikorsky, among others.

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Making Some of The Most Fine-Scale Replica Train Models with The Help of their Mazak and Smith Machinery

Trains have been immortalized in works

of art, novels, movies and memories. This form of transportation has changed the world by ushering in revolutions, inspiring travel and becoming a part of history. And throughout time numerous trains have fascinated the masses. And what a wonderful time to share the story of this superior company, ExactRail.With holidays approaching, and nearly everyone knowing a family member who is an avid hobbyist model train collector, possibly you are now hearing about a source for these gifts.

Wire coupler cut levers, brake rigging, and brake rods John Pestana is the Co-founder and Owner of ExactRail. Prior to being a model railroad tycoon, Pestana co-founded Omniture, a software business that pioneered web analytics, measurement, and optimization technologies. Omniture sold to Adobe for $1.8 billion

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dollars, and following Pestana’s retirement, he had a yearning to build something tangible. Software wasn’t that. ExactRail’s other co-founder, Chris Clune, was a Journeyman Tool and Die maker who, through his company Cascade Micro Tooling (CMT), specialized in model train design. Clune was a model train hobbyist, and his lifelong goal was to start a model train company. With CMT has the framework, ExactRail was formed in June of 2007. In February of 2009, the company entered the marketplace with six all-new models in rapid

succession—an unprecedented number for a new company. Blaine Hadfield, a graduate with a Philosophy degree, had researched ExactRail. He was particular intrigued with the founders and the business model, and he knew he just had to come to work for the company. “I was willing to do anything to work there”, he said. Hadfield walked into the company in June of 2009, resume in hand, and through persistence, he was brought on as a Production Manager. “The title was generous”, he said, “because I was really just a front office person initially.” The strategy worked, as today Blaine is Vice President of Product for the company. 3 years ago, Clune announced his retirement. With Clune as the head of development and the only experienced tool and die maker on the team, Pestana had a decision to make. He brought Hadfield into his office, and the two decided that they would continue forward with the business. “We knew that the road ahead would include some stiff learning curves with respect to the development of the tools and dies, but we were optimistic,” Hadfield said. Rather than looking to offshore our tool development, which is most common for our industry, Pestana directed the company to continue with the in-house fulfillment of all design, engineering and tooling. “I appreciate John’s spirit of entrepreneurship. From his enthusiasm, we have built a strong team.” Since Pestana and Hadfield moved forward with the business, they have pursued a very aggressive product development schedule that has helped the company to grow to the next level. Hadfield says, “We introduced over 50 all-new models in the past 3 years, more than our top 4 competitors combined.” ExactRail continues to use overseas vendors to fulfill assembly, painting, and packaging. But unlike its competitors, ExactRail continues to design, engineer and tool inhouse. Hadfield says, “Overseas vendors don’t drive innovation, manufacturers do. We have made a strategic decision to fulfill all of our own design, engineering and tooling. This differentiates us because we have a greater

understanding the processes which give rise to our products, and we are empowered to use this knowledge to drive innovations forward.” The company had some older machines that came from Cascade Micro Tooling. Hadfield says that with such aggressive new product development, and increasing complex, precise and sophisticated model trains driving their business, they would need to upgrade their machining capabilities. Hadfield investigated nearly a dozen different CNC machining centers. Hadfield says, “We entertained buying used equipment, but in the end, we couldn’t find the right combination of features and value. Purchasing new allowed

us to purchase the machine tool that matched our needs exactly, and this is important for the kinds of efficiencies that we need to be successful.” Hadfield isn’t a machinist, but he knows many machinists in the industry, and he says that overwhelmingly he hears outstanding things about the Mazak brand. In the end the company purchased a Mazak Nexus VCN510CII.

manufacturing back to Utah.” ExactRail recently purchased a precision Swiss-lathe for the production of wheel sets, an essential component of model freight cars. Precision crafted with Swiss turning equipment, ExactRail’s wheel sets feature the most accurate contours and a prototypic dish and tire. And, the company is proud that they are manufactured and assembled in their own Orem, Utah facility. While ExactRail is renowned for the best quality, most exact in its replicas of hundreds of different models, it manages to keep the cost of its products to the end user very competitive. “We do this through a direct to consumer selling model (you can only buy ExactRail model freights in the United States directly from ExactRail), and by capitalizing on model freight train enthusiast’s support in Research and Development. “We are all about Research and Development”, Blaine says, “and this is what makes our products the most authentic model reproductions on the market.”

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“There were other good machines out there”, Blaine says. And since our machinists weren’t trained on Mazak machines, it wasn’t an easy decision. But we found Smith Machinery to be extremely professional, and their service was touted as outstanding. We knew with Smith Machinery we would have a good partner.” He continued, “We received on-site training for 3 days, and in the end it was easy for our machinists to work with the Mazak. We have also found Smith Machinery’s support to be outstanding.”

“ExactRail’s Soo Line PS-2CD 4427 Covered Hoppers faithfully captures the look of early Soo Line repaints as documented in photos from the Soo Line Historical and Technical Society archives. Repaint schemes on the Soo Line were often inspired by the paint schemes of new car deliveries of the time. ExactRail offers only one road number for each Soo Line repaint scheme, and this is accurate per our archives. The models are painted an appropriate off-white—which in models, this off-white color is often missed for pure white. Furthermore, the dimensional and weight stencils are accurate when individually compared with photos, an interesting point of accuracy given Soo Line’s lettering practices. This is but one example of the attention ExactRail gives to these projects.”

Hadfield says that ExactRail’s objective is to bring much of their manufacturing back to the United States. He says, “We’ve made a significant step with bringing our wheel

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weapons systems in December, requested an additional 48 THAAD missiles, 9 launchers and other equipment valued at $1.135 billion.

The sale is part of Washington’s ongoing effort to deepen its cooperation with Gulf nations on missile defense and increase pressure on Iran over its nuclear program.

It said the proposed sale would contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping two countries that have been and remain key forces “for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.”

Lockheed told reporters that Saudi Arabia and its closest regional partners in the Gulf Cooperation Council had shown interest in the company’s Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon systems.

THAAD is a U.S. Army system designed to shoot down short-, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles with an interceptor that slams into its target.

The GCC is a political and economic alliance linking Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.Washington has been working with Gulf states on a bilateral basis, not as a group, to boost the range of radar coverage and related capabilities across the Gulf for the earliest possible defense against any missiles fired by Iran.

It can accept cues from Lockheed’s Aegis weapons system, satellites and other external sensors, and works in tandem with the PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 terminal air-defense missile.THAAD includes its own radar along with interceptors and communications and fire control units.

The United States and its allies say Iran is seeking nuclear weapons capability under the cover of a civil program. Iran denies this, but has been hit with a series of international sanctions over its nuclear work.

U.S. officials have said their ultimate goal is a regional shield that can be coordinated with U.S. systems, a system similar to Washington’s drive to expand missile defense to protect NATO’s European territory against ballistic missiles that could be fired by Iran.

Last month, the Pentagon said Qatar had requested the possible sale of two THAAD fire units, 12 launchers, 150 interceptors, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $6.5 billion. The UAE, which signed an initial order for $1.96 billion of THAAD A2Z METALWORKER

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THAAD is part of a layered missile shield being built to defend the United States and its friends and allies against ballistic missiles of all ranges and in all phases of flight. The system is being optimized against Iran and North Korea.


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Bell has not released its internal deadline for the 525’s critical design review, but it must come before the prototype begins assembly in the second quarter of 2013 at the company’s Xworx facility. In the meantime, Bell has activated a 525 systems integration lab comprised of a main rotor test rig, avionics test bench, tail rotor test rig and two flight control systems test benches. Bell has held its first interim certification type board meeting with the FAA. Although it is the first such commercial helicopter to be certificated, Bell says it has benefitted having conversations with the FAA for several years over the requirements to certify the flyby-wire controls of what was then called the BA609 tiltrotor.


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For now, the company has chosen to downplay its performance claims for the 525. It has released only the minimum value for the helicopter’s range - 400nm. Thimmesch says he wants to keep the company focused on making the aircraft as good as possible, rather than meeting a particular specification. The company also has not launched a sales drive on behalf of the aircraft prior to first flight, and only released an unquantified order from oil and gas transportation service PHI.

US.Automakers. Sales. Increase. In. China. For. October The Detroit News reports, “The dispute between Japan and China over island territory continued last month to benefit US automakers. Ford Motor Co. sales jumped 48 percent in October, and General Motors Co. sales increased 14 percent in China, the automakers said Monday.” China and Japan “are jostling over islands in the East China Sea, which Japan nationalized in September but also are claimed by China. The hostility has brought on calls to boycott Japanese goods including automobiles - in China.”

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Delcam Adds Probing Capabilities To FeatureCAM

Probing sequences can now be included within CAM programs from FeatureCAM “Probing has helped with our inprocess inspection for production. This product really shines when work-stops get in the way of cutting the part. We send the probe in to find where the part is before it starts cutting. For castings, we don’t have to be concerned with irregularities -- we just send the probe in to find the closest/best fit and start cutting. It was easy enough to set up, and I quickly understood the probing routines. FeatureCAM probing is A2Z METALWORKER

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an outstanding tool and we are very happy with the product.” Matt Nelson, Visual Machining; Early adopter of FeatureCAM’s Probing Capabilities Delcam has added new probing capabilities in the 2013 version of its FeatureCAM software, feature-based CAM software for milling machines, turning, turn/mill centers, and wire EDM. The unique ability to incorporate probing sequences into the CAM program allows for automated checks to be carried out before, during and after machining. Performing automated checks will help save time and money by determining unexpected errors

before final inspection. Fewer errors will result in better machining times and more reliable production cycles giving companies the ability to produce their parts quicker. As production increases companies can take on more contracts and even accept larger runs expanding their business and becoming more profitable. Probing paths can be generated for five feature types: pockets, obstructed pockets and webs; inside or outside corners; bosses, bores and obstructed bores; radial bosses, bores and obstructed bores; and single surfaces. All of the resulting probing paths can be simulated and collision checked on the computer in the same way as cutting paths.

The new probing options can be used in a variety of ways. Before machining, sequences can be created to check that the expected part and fixture have been loaded, and that they have been placed in the correct orientation. The position of the part can be confirmed and fixture offsets introduced if required to compensate for any errors. In a similar way, the amount of excess material can be detected on near-net shapes, such as forgings or castings. Offsets can then be introduced to give a more even distribution of the material that has to be removed, so improving machining efficiency. Additional probing routines can be introduced at any stage during manufacturing. For example, as a cutting tool we a r s , i t could be leaving too much material on the job. This trend could be monitored by regular probing of the parts being produced and a tool change introduced automatically as the material being left came close to the target tolerance. Alternatively, the tool offset could be adjusted to compensate for the reduced size of the cutter. Similarly, critical features could be inspected immediately after they had been created to check whether too much material had been removed. If the parts were found to be outside tolerance, they could be scrapped immediately, rather than carrying on with machining and waiting for the results of an inspection at the end of the complete process. For example, if a crucial bore within the part had to be made to a particularly accurate tolerance, this could be machined and checked first, before continuing with the other, less critical, operations. Probing routines can also be added for checking at the end of the process. While independent inspection on a separate measuring device would still be needed, the initial check on the machine would highlight any parts well outside the required tolerance so eliminating wasted inspection time. In some cases, it might be possible for the independent inspection be undertaken on intermittent parts to confirm the results from the probing on the machine, rather than on every part, again saving inspection time.

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Western Sintering Company Inc. is the Northwest Leader in Powder Metallurgy. An ISO9001: 2008 Certified Company With Great Processes That Can Run 24/7, Lights Out.

on his Harley Davidson. Here, he designed the process to sinter aluminum-boron, which was control rod material for the historic B Reactor. Later; It was the sintering process that captured his attention. Rather than machine parts, John learned he could just press powder into shapes and sinter them. Western Sintering became his new life’s work. The facility moved from the family basement to 28 acres, and expanded from one building to three. Sintering furnaces are now fully automated with complete robotics and operate 24-7.

Sintering; a very hot process, used in the making of parts for many different industries, holding high dimensional accuracy and repeatability over tens of thousands of parts.

Powder metallurgy: Is a process for making structural metal parts by pressing metal powder into a tool steel die into it’s net shape and then sintering the parts in a sintering furnace to diffusion bond the metal particles together to form a solid part. A simple example of sintering can be observed when ice cubes in a glass of water adhere to each other. This process can be found as early as 1906 when English engineer A. G. Bloxam registered it in 1906 for the first patent on sintering powders using direct current in vacuum. The primary purpose of his inventions was the industrial scale production of filaments for incandescent lamps by compacting tungsten or molybdenum particles.The applied current was particularly effective in reducing surface oxides that increased the emissivity of the filaments. Fast forward to ~1943, and let’s see how Western Sintering Inc. started. John Rector, Western Sintering’s founder grew up in a college town. He earned his machine shop merit badge with the machine shop instructor at the University of Illinois. The instructor invited the 5 Boy Scouts to come to his facility on Saturdays if they wanted to learn more. The only one to accept the offer was Johnny Rector. Then at the young age of 26 John Rector was leading a dozen tool and die makers at the DuPont Plant in Kansas City. They made tools to form 16mm cannon cartridges for the war. He received his first promotion because he could do mathematical square roots in his head. DuPont sent him out to the “Manhattan Project”, a secret weapons plant in the Eastern Washington desert. He arrived A A22Z Z METALWORKER METALWORKER ••

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Morasch Product Development Manager, with over 15 years of tenure were both trained by the experts at Western Sintering. Mike and Bob Rector were those experts. John’s Nephew Mike Rector, worked closely with Jeff when he came aboard in 1982, fresh out of machinist school and helped Jeff become the Chief Tool and Die maker for WSC Inc. Jeff maintained this position for 10 years and continued to learn every facet of the business under Mike and Bob Rector’s direction. In 1990 Jeff went back to school, thirsty for continuing his education, and though he had a wife and two boys to help his wife raise, Jeff attained his Mechanical Engineering Degree from Washington State University in 2000. He credits his wife and kids for their support in helping him juggle a full time job, family, and school. In 2008 Jeff was promoted to President while Mike Rector has now become Vice President and Bob Rector has now become Chairman of the Board. The other side of this dynamic duo is Dave Morasch. Mike Rector, former President and John Rector’s nephew, worked very closely with Dave when he came aboard in 1996, a graduate from the University of Idaho. Dave worked as an intern while working for his Industrial Technology degree, (and minor in Business) under Mike’s supervision and mentoring. In 1996 Dave was looking for a job and at that time there was a Production Manager job opening. Dave and Mike talked and came to terms. Dave was extensively trained by Mike, Bob and the rest of the Western Team to succeed in this new role as Production Manager. Dave worked hard at this for 10 years and also learned every facet of the business. Dave now works at the helm along side Jeff and has been a great asset to the management team. Both are PMT certified and Dave has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the APMI (American Powder Metallurgy Institute).

The Western Sintering business model is one of automation and processes. WSC Inc. parts are tooled to perfection, with very tight tolerances. This is how WSC Inc. makes it work so well: First the WSC Inc.Team blends cer tified raw metal powders to the required alloy specifications. The mixed powder is then pressed in forming dies using up to 100,000 p.s.i. to mold the powder into structural parts. Multi-action tooling is utilized along with highspeed robots to perfect the WSC Inc. process. Compaction results are statistically monitored for ISO 9001:2008 reporting. The compacted parts are robotically placed in, and out of the 12-zone, high temperature furnaces for the sintering process. These WSC Inc. robots perform the loading and unloading duties to keep WSC Inc. at the cutting edge of World Class Manufacturing. This intricate sintering process allows high tolerance par ts to be finished with out machining. Parts are carefully, slow cooled after sintering, then finished to Customer specifications. The WSC Inc. Team inspects finished pieces and records data to insure that the parts meet customer requirements. So, let’s recap; Western Sintering gives you World Class Customer Service & Quality, Expert Engineering Assistance, In House Tooling, High Temperature Sintering, Complete High Tolerance Parts with all Secondary Processing, Bar Coding, • 43 • Nov/Dec 2012 • 61 • Jan/Feb 2012


Not to forget their customer service – just as important as everything else – I wish I could duplicate the service they provide in the way they provide it to all of my other suppliers. I would definitely recommend, and have recommended Western to others.”

Purchasing Lead – for a leading manufacturing company in Idaho “Western Sintering is an incredible company. For over ten years they have been providing our company with high quality sintering, delivered on time.

CPKs (Statistical Control Data), JIT (Just in Time Delivery), ISO 9001:2008, Solutions in many materials including; Iron, Steel, Stainless Steel, Copper Infiltrated Steel, High Conductivity Copper, Brass, Bronze, Invar, Coated Powders, with Certified PM Technologists on staff.

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We have some rather complex shapes with extremely tight tolerance requirements and there has been no better company to work with in early involvement & Engineering assistance. Everyone we interact with is great to work with, very professional, proactive and responsive. Can’t say enough about what a great company Western Sintering Inc. is to partner with.”

Here’s what some of Western Sintering Customers have to say about their favorite supplier:

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“After moving up to Idaho, one of the goals was to locate good, local suppliers to support our production. It’s been about 3+ years now, since findingWestern Sintering, and we feel they are one of our strongest companies in the field they reside in. We know they have a methodology in their engineering of tooling, quality put into the tooling, and both items show in the end result of the finished part. Their experience in powder metals is unsurpassed and helps to educate us as well.

“In the 4 years of business with Western Sintering they have proven to be one of the most helpful and reliable vendors that our business employs.

We’re a Lean Manufacturing company, needing to pull inventory on demand. Western already shares the philosophy of build/hold in order to accomplish this, making themselves available for anything that might arise.

Their attention to detail and quick response time, when coupled with a dedication to high quality components has led to an extremely beneficial relationship for Benchmade. As a company where one of our core values is American-made products, Western Sintering fits the bill when looking for domestically sourced parts at a great value. Their ambition and excitement to work through new processes and material experimentation is refreshing and invigorating.”

Michael Ohlrich, Design Engineer Benchmade Knife Company If you don’t use Western Sintering now, you need to call them right away and ask them if your parts can be cost effectively produced through their powder metal sintering process.


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After the chief’s speech, Odierno’s spokeswoman, Lt. Col. Kathy Turner, clarified to Defense News that the office is still very much a work in progress, and that a task force has been set up to define who the office would report to, how it would function and what its overall scope would be. As Odierno has said multiple times in the past, the Army wants to expand on its 10 years of sharing the battlefield with Special Operations forces in the hope of generating greater “SOF-conventional force interdependence,” especially when it comes to training and mentoring foreign forces. One of the biggest challenges for the Army is how to restructure its training model away from an emphasis on Iraq and Afghanistan to one that more broadly encompasses the spectrum of potential conflicts around the globe.


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When it comes to the regionally aligned forces (RAF) concept, Odierno said that one of the big tasks is to try and adjust the Army’s force generation model “in order to train and make available to combatant commanders regionally aligned forces, and that’s all sizes from platoon up to brigade” to combat services support units. As part of this new regional alignment plan, the Army has designated the 162nd Brigade at Fort Polk, La., as its training brigade for future RAF units. The 162nd was originally stood up to help build and train teams to train Iraqi and Afghan forces, but it will now transition to become “the training center for global operations.

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Inspection Services TQS employes 3 certified inspectors for their inspection services department, and their customers reside throughout the United States. Todd says, “Our ISO certification more than 8 years ago enabled us to provide services to customers in the aerospace, medical, semiconductor andaotomotive industries all over the country. Without the certification, many customers would send auditors to our facility to review our operations. Or, they would have to review our Quality documents to ensure we could handle the inspections they needed.With our ISO certification, customers are confident that our business processes are in place and we can do the inspections they need. This not only increases their confidence in TQS, but it saves our customers money and time.ISO certification is just one of the procedures we put into place to make it easier to do business with TQS.”

or has an expedited project”, Todd elaborates, “they may find that their Quality Control (QC) department can’t accomodate the new business initially. They come to TQS when situations like this arise.” TQS’ inspection department utilizes a Zeiss Contura Select 28” x 40” x 24” Coordinate Measuring Machine for comparing parts to a CAD model, for reverse engineering and for curve analysis. Their ScanMax Manual Scanning CMM allows TQS inspectors to acquire thousands of data points very quickly and accurately with minimal setup time. Todd says it is used for mold making, reverse engineering, and comparing measured values to a CAD model. Their Zeiss/TSK Roundcom 41A allows TQS inspectors to measure roundness, flatness, concentricity, cylindricity, parallelism, coaxiality, squareness, run out, and thickness variations. The Zeiss/TSK Surfcom 130A affords 16+ roughness parameters, including Waviness and Flatness, with 2” stroke capability, and ID capabilities of .040”. Their Ram Optical Sprint 12×12 MultiSensor Measuring System facilitates Non-Contact Measuring for small or flexible parts.

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Todd says that large and small companies rely on TQS for their inspection services for a number of reasons, including lacking the personnel, the expertise, the equipment or the time. “When a business wins a new contract

TQS has proudly carried Zeiss CMM product line since 1994. Todd says the Zeiss line is renown for its accuracy, and construction, and it is recognized as the premier CMM manufacturer in the world. He elaborates, “If people don’t come to us for a bid, they sometimes feel they can’t afford a Zeiss . the reality is that they can. And while some of our custoemrs are industry giants, including Honeywell, NASA, and Raytheon, a larger percentage of our buyers are small machine shops.We just sold a Zeiss CMM to a 4 person shop in Gilbert, Arizona, last week. In fact, you can get into a Zeiss CMM that is fully automated and programmable for $65,000.” Todd says that training and support are 2 of the

most imprortant criteria a customer should evaluate when purchasing a CMM. He says that Zeiss has the best support in the industry. They are staffed with 2 Service Technicians in Arizona and Colorado, and 1 in UT.

About TQS’ ISO Certification Todd was introduced to Great Western Registrar by the consultant they used in 2003 to prepare for certification. “I’ve used them ever since”, Todd says. they perform an audit on us each year and recertify us when our certification is set to expire.” He says, “Great Western’s auditors, including Rebecca Salo, who supports us, are outstanding to work with. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable, but you always feel like they are on your side, here to help you to do what is necessary to certify. I’ve heard horror stories of auditors who are determined to find corrective actions - because they think this is what they just have to do. I’ve heard of companies spending enormous amounts of money for their auditors travel time and expenses. We don’t get this with Great Western.They are so good, I turn every customer who needs an ISO audit over to Great Western.” Great Western Registrar is an ISO 9001 and ANAB accredited registrar offering complete AS9110 certification, AS9100 certification, ISO 9001 certification and registration services.Within this woman-owned company, all personnel are certified auditors. For more information, contact them at 623-580-1881 or visit For more information on TQS’ inspection services, available to customers through the U.S., or for their complete line of metrology equipment, available in AZ, CO, UT and NM, call (480) 377-6422 or visit their website at • 47 • Nov/Dec 2012 67 • Nov/Dec 2012


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A weather satellite system under development has struggled with delays and costs that have soared to $12.9 billion. The result is that the U.S. will probably have a blind spot in the system by the end of 2016, with one polar satellite reaching the end of its life before a replacement can be launched. The coverage gap may last as long as 4 1/2 years and lead to “less accurate and timely weather prediction models used to support weather forecasting,” government auditors said in June. A replacement satellite won’t launch soon enough to plug the hole, said David Powner, director of information technology management issues at the Government Accountability Office. The polar satellite with the fading lifespan is part of a program run by the Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It’s among a constellation of U.S. and European orbiters supplying forecasters with up-to- date weather and climate information. Severe Weather

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Data from those satellites are used nationally to warn of severe weather events such as Sandy, the superstorm that cut electricity to 8 million customers and killed at least 75 people in the U.S. The replacement satellite, one of two planned for the new Joint Polar Satellite System, was scheduled to launch in 2014 and has been delayed until at least 2017, Powner said. Based on the estimated life of the polar satellite already in orbit, forecasters should anticipate a data gap of between 17 and 53 months, according to written testimony Powner delivered to Congress in June.

‘Mitigation Plan’ Powner said officials at the weather tracking agency have approved a “mitigation plan” to deal with the potential data gap, though they haven’t yet shared it with the GAO. John Leslie, a spokesman for NOAA, didn’t confirm whether a plan has been approved.





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NOAA officials have agreed to cap funding for the program at $12.9 billion through 2028, a threshold that is forcing the agency to remove some features from the planned satellite system, according to the GAO. Contractors selected to work on the program include Ball Aerospace & Technologies, Raytheon Co., Northrop Grumman Corp., and Exelis Inc.

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GE.Tests.GE9X.Engine.Technology Aviation Week reported General Electric “is sticking to a technology test plan for the GE9X engine for the Boeing 777X, despite continuing uncertainty over Boeing’s development timetable.” GE “is running a raft of technology demonstrations to support FAR33 engine certification in 2018 and entry-into-service in 2019. Boeing, which has not formally announced a firm schedule for the 777 derivative, still is believed to be aiming at introducing the aircraft by 2020.”

Honeywell’ Slow,.steady.growth. The business jet industry is set for slow but steady growth over the next three years or so, followed by a “nice uptick” in volume, according to a leading business aviation forecast released last month. Last year was the bottom of a down cycle that began in 2008 for business jet deliveries, according to the forecast. This year and 2013 are expected to be flat to slightly higher, “reflecting the protracted nature of the global economic recovery,” said Rob Wilson, president of Honeywell Aerospace’s business and general aviation segment. !

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The Honeywell forecast said that a return to historical growth conditions supported by globalization, wealth creation in developing nations and new aircraft development should boost jet orders and support accelerated growth beginning mid-decade, the forecast said. The new forecast predicts sales and deliveries of nearly 10,000 new jets worth about $250 billion in the 11 years from 2012 to 2022. While deliveries may be fairly flat in the short term, dollar values will be higher. The forecast projects a 9 percent increase in the value of the deliveries over the forecast period, which reflects a trend toward the demand for larger jet models and pricing increases. This year, Honeywell expects manufacturers to deliver from 680 to 720 new business jets, compared to 683 a year ago. Similar numbers are expected in 2013, the company said. In the light-medium class, the forecast predicts a high single-digit growth rate, he said.That class of aircraft is one of the top two growing segments in the next 10 years. The predicted demand is attributed largely to the introduction of new models, Wilson said. The story, however, is still about jets with big cabins. That segment of the market has held up better than light and medium-sized business jets during the recent economic turmoil. And Honeywell’s forecast states larger business jets should account for nearly 70 percent of all purchases of new jets. A Z METALWORKER 2

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In the next five years, about 18 percent of the global demand is expected

to come from Latin America, which has about 10 to 11 percent of the world’s fleet. Latin America is interested in small-, medium- and large-cabin aircraft. When asked why they’re buying a specific new jet, buyers say the top reason is “range, range, range,” Wilson said. “Even a guy that’s buying a light jet, he may want to go a little bit further than current offerings allow him to. He may want a more comfortable ride.” And even though there’s a fair amount of economic uncertainty around the world, corporate operators still have fairly robust purchase plans, he said. Of jet operators who plan to replace their planes, 30 percent plan to buy in the next five years. Other findings in the forecast include: • Demand from BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) is growing. More than 40 percent of the respondents to Honeywell’s survey in these countries say they will buy business aircraft in the next two years. • Thirty-four percent of operators surveyed in the Asia-Pacific region say they’re interested in buying new jets. That’s lower than 45 percent last year, but remains above the world average. More than a third of the respondents in the Asia-Pacific region who are planning to buy say they want to make the purchase within a year.

from a record of about 30 percent in 2009.

• In the Middle East and Africa, 32 percent of respondents plan to buy a corporate jet.


• In Latin America, 39 percent of current operators have plans to buy jets, with 70 percent timed to buy in the next three years.

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• In Europe, 33 percent say they plan to buy. • More than half of the projected worldwide demand for the next five years is expected to come from North America.

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Sierra Nevada is one of three companies receiving development money from the government as part of its commercial crew program, which aims to return to the U.S. the capability to launch astronauts to the space station. The others are SpaceX and Boeing. The panel posed several strategies for commercial space growth. Orbital Sciences’ Frank Culbertson stressed the importance of a larger customer base.

“We’re concerned that we have only one customer for crew,” he said, referring to NASA. “We need more people to fly.” Boeing’s Pete McGrath worried that American fascination with space has waned in recent decades and must be rekindled. “For a large percentage of the population, we may never get their interest. But if we don’t maintain the lead, other nations will take it from us,” he said.

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“The North American commercial aviation market is about to record a third consecutive year of profit, with modest passenger traffic growth,” said Randy Tinseth, vice president of Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, who released Boeing’s 2012 North America market outlook last month. “The long-term outlook for the North American airline industry is approximately 3 percent annual traffic growth through the forecast period. The market is shaped by aggressive growth of low-cost carriers and the need to replace aging airplanes in the fleets of the established network carriers.” The network carriers are expected to maintain strict capacity discipline. Low-cost carriers will continue to outpace network carrier growth to accommodate increased demand and fill some markets abandoned by network carriers. Financial stability will also be a key indicator of future growth. Several airlines have indicated growth planning to be executed when returns are sufficient to fund their strategic goals. Boeing forecasts single-aisle airplanes will grow to 69 percent of the total North America fleet by 2031. High fuel prices are intensifying the need for new fuel-efficient airplanes, prompting several airlines in the United States to accelerate their fleet

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Long-haul international traffic to and from North America is forecasted to grow at an annual rate of approximately 5 percent. The international growth is primarily driven by anticipated passenger traffic to Southwest Asia, China, the Middle East, Africa and South America. Passenger traffic between North America and those regions is forecasted grow at or above 6 percent per year. This growth in the long-haul segment is expected to result in demand for an additional 1,320 new fuel-efficient, twin-aisle airplanes such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Outsourcing manufacturing has become a fact of life in the business world. The consensus is that American or European manufacturing cannot provide the scale and low cost of factories and work forces in places like China. A new company based in New York, however, is betting that – at least in the apparel and accessories space – that reality is coming apart.

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Shearing Machines Action_Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 Fabricating_Equip_Sales__ 303-466-7342 Fuchs_Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205_ Jorgensen_Machine_Tools_ 800-952-0151 King_Machine_______ 208-345-9600 S&S_Machinery_Sales___ 602-368-8542 Turret Press Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 PrecisionFab_Inc._ ____303-779-9180 Welding Equipment Rocky_Mountain_Saw_Blades_ _303-761-3000 OTHER ACCESSORIES Tooling Systems Desert_EDM_Sales______ 480-816-6300 USA_EDM_Supply_ _____ 480-836-8330 PALLET SYSTEMS Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Automatic Door Opener Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Manual Rotary Pallet Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Robotic Part Loading Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 PROG. SYSTEMS Factory Automation/Logistics Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD AME,_Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Feature_Cam_ ______ 602-502-9654 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY 3D_Parts_To_Go________801-380-7935 RECYCLING Recyclable Metals Iron_&_Metals,_Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Utah_Metal_Works,_Inc.___801-364-5679 Scrap Metal Recycling Iron_&_Metals,_Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Utah_Metal_Works,_Inc.___801-364-5679 REPAIR PARTS Belts All_World_Machinery_Supply_ 815-943-9111 Bearings(Precision) All_World_Machinery_Supply_ 815-943-9111 Metric O-Rings All_World_Machinery_Supply_ 815-943-9111 Switches (Proximity, Limit) All_World_Machinery_Supply_ 815-943-9111


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Valves (Hydraulic, Pneumatic) Intech_Funding_ ______480-699-2512 Great_Western_Registrar____623-580-1881 All_World_Machinery_Supply_ 815-943-9111 First Article Inspection MEP_ _ ____________801-863-7001 Advanced_Coord._Tech__ ____303-469-6161 Orion_Registrar__ _______303-645-4017 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated_Systems_Inc__ 928-649-9600 Datum_Inspection_ _____ 602-997-1340 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 ISO Registrar Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 SERVICES American_Global_Standards_ 617-838-4648 Heavyhaul AS9100 Certification IRH_ __ ___________801-972-5581 Great_Western_Registrar____623-580-1881 ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Orion_Registrar__ _______303-645-4017 Injection Molding BMSC_ __________ 602-445-9400 Lean Manufacturing MEP_ ___________ 801-863-7001 3D_Parts_To_Go_ _____ 801-380-7935 MEP_ _ ____________ 801-863-7001 ISO900/AS9100 Audits Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 American_Global_Standards_ 617-838-4648 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Calibration Services Machine Tool Rebuilding Great_Western_Registrar_ 623-580-1881 Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 ISO900/AS9100 RegistrationEDM_Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 Klontech_Industrial_ ____480-948-1871 American_Global_Standards_ 617-838-4648 Process Improvement Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Great_Western_Registrar_ 623-580-1881 BMSC__ _____________ 602-445-9400 Consultant, ISO Inspection Services Sustaining_Edge_Solutions___ 888-572-9642 ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Advanced_Coord._Tech______303-469-6161 Rapid Prototyping BMSC_ __________ 602-445-9400 Datum_Inspection_ _____ 602-997-1340 3D_Parts_To_Go_ _____ 801-380-7935 MEP_ ___________ 801-863-7001 Team_Industrial_Services___ 801-397-2202 Reverse Engineering Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Team_Industrial_Services___ 602-269-7868 Advanced_Coord._Tech______303-469-6161 Western_States_Calibration_ 801-466-1700 Insurance Services Diversified_Metal_Services____801-972-6093 Calibration: Repair & Certify Sentry_Insurance_ ____ 303-619-4476 Klontech_Measure_Sol_____480-626-8131 Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Lean Consulting Rigging Calibration Services ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 IRH_ _____________801-972-5581 Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Machine Repair/Servicing Spindle Rebuilding Klontech_Industrial_ ____480-948-1871 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools__800-952-0151 GMN_USA_ _________ 800-686-1679 Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 MAG Particle Setco-Pope_Spindles_ _____866-362-0699 Calibration Training Team_Industrial_Services___ 801-397-2202 Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Team_Industrial_Services___ 602-269-7868 Staffing Contract Inspection Process Improvement/ Audit Resource_Mfg_________801-265-1999 Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Statistical Process Control Klontech_Measure_Sol___ 480-626-8131 BMSC__ _____________ 602-445-9400 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 SHOP FLOOR AUTOMAContract Programming TION X-Ray Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Certified_Inspection_Service_ _602-267-0661 Hardware: USB Education Semiray____________602-275-1917 Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox College_Of_Western_Idaho__ 208-562-2346 Team_Industrial_Services___ 801-397-2202 Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 Ogden-Weber__Tech_College_ 801-395-3795 Team_Industrial_Services___ 602-269-7868 Scheduling Engineering Services Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 American_Global_Standards_ 617-838-4648 Serial Port Financing BMSC__ _____________ 602-445-9400 Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox IEC_ __ __________ 303-593-0403 Gladhill_Associates_______719-495-8045 Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825_ A2Z METALWORKER

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Software:CNC Networking Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 RS232 Cabling Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 Transportation IRH_ _____________801-972-5581 Virtual CNC Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 TOOLING Arc Cutting Tools Helical_Solutions_______866-543-5422 TRAINING CAD/CAM Training College_Of_Western_Idaho__ 208-562-2346 Davis_Applied_Tech_College___801-593-2483 CNC/Conventional Machining College_Of_Western_Idaho__ 208-562-2346 Davis_Applied_Tech_College___801-593-2483 Machining Software College_Of_Western_Idaho__ 208-562-2346 Davis_Applied_Tech_College___801-593-2483 USED MACHINERY EDM_Network_ ________ 480-836-1782 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools___800-952-0151 King_Maching_______ 208-345-9600 K.D._Capital_Equipment____480-922-1674 Methods_West_________602-437-2220 PrecisionFab_Inc._ ____303-779-9180 S&S_Machinery_Sales_____602-368-8542 WATERJET CUTTING MACHINERY Action_Machine________303-532-2900 Fabricating_Equip_Sales___ 303-466-7342 Flow_International_______800-446-3569 Global_EDM__Supply_____480-836-8330 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools___800-952-0151 King_Machine______ 208-345-9600 OMAX_Corp_________800-838-0343 Triad_Machine_______ 303-424-0268

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ASSEMBLIES Bar-S_Machine_________ 928-636-2115 Dayton_Rogers_ _______ 763-717-6303 Prescott’s_Manufacturing___ 719-482-5826 Progway____________435-656-9585 Riegert_Precision_Machine_ _ 208-442-1999 Superior_Metal_Products___ 303-791-7550 Wasatch_Laser_Processing___801-972-3500 Welded Assemblies Weiser/Mile_High_Precision_ 303-280-2778 BAR CODING Western_Sintering______509-375-3096 BENDING JQ_Enterprises__________801-975-0777 Mandrel Bending BK_Machine_Inc.________801-253-1929 BRAZING Precision_Casting_Repair_ __ 801-972-2345

Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. H&_S_Machine________ 801-755-7627 BROACHING Ponderosa_Ind_________303-298-1801 Coating_Technologies____623-581-2648 DIE CASTING Precision_Mach’d_Products_ 970-482-7676 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Watkins_Tool_&_Supply_ __ 303-295-9603 Specialty_Steel_Services___ 801-539-8252 Powder_Extreme_Coatings__ 801-450-2819 TVT_Die_Casting_ ______ 800-280-2278 Coating: Powder Die Casting: Aluminum/Zinc Turning: Automatic Matrix_Machine_______ 480-966-4451 Powder_Extreme_Coatings__ 801-450-2819 TVT_Die_Casting_ ______ 800-280-2278 DIES COLD SPRAY COATING Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Accuwright_Industries____480-892-9595 Ceramic High-Tech EDM COMPOSITES Powder_Extreme_Coatings__ 801-450-2819 EDM: Drilling Small Hole S.A._Composites________ 970-776-3877 Coating: Liquid BK_Machine_Inc.______801-253-1929 CUTTING Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Critical_Cut__________ 480-785-1316 Bandsaw Cutting Micropulse_West_______ 480-966-2300 Pilkington_Metal_Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Echols_Saw_&_Supply_ ____ 602-278-3918 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Coating: Nickel/Teflon/ Plastic Chrome Innovative_Precision____ 801-334-6317 ImageTek_ __________ 303-806-8111 Maverick_Mold_&_Machine_ 970-535-4604 Coating_Technologies____623-581-2648 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Micropulse_West_______ 480-966-2300 DESIGN/ CAD/CAM Prec._Mach’d_Products_ ___ 970-482-7676 LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Bar-S_Machine_________ 928-636-2115 • 63 • Nov/Dec 2012 63 •July/Aug 2011


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EDM: Wire Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 Critical_Cut__________ 480-785-1316 Foremaster_Tool_ ______801-737--0265 Innovative_Precision______801-334-6317 Micropulse_West_______ 480-966-2300 Paramount_Machine_ ___ 801-282-2755 H&R_Precision_________801-975-7400 Jet_Processing________ 623-869-6749 LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 ELECTROPOLISHING Fabrication: Enclosures Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Falcon_Sheet_Metal___ 801-298-5064 ENGINEERING/DESIGN AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818_ Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Hexatron_ _________ 801-363-8010 Fabrication: FABRICATION Medium & Large Aero_Tech________ 801-292-0493 Arrow_Sheet_Metal_ ___303-427-6419 A2Z METALWORKER

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Kelly Martinez Machine Shop Lifetime Products, Inc. P.O. Box 160010, Freeport Center, Bldg D-11 Clearfield, UT 84016 T: 801.726.5312 F: 801.728.1979 email:

EMJD_Corp_ _______303-761-5236 Falcon_Sheet_Metal___ 801-298-5064 Group_Mfg_Serv_______480-966-3952 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 Weiser/Mile_High_Precision_ 303-280-2778 Fabrication: Non-Metal Wesco_Laser_Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Fabrication: Plastic ImageTek_ __________303-806-8111 Fabrication: SheetMetal Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod_ 303-427-6419 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 Denver_Machine_Shop____303-295-6000

EMJD_Corporation_____303-761-5236 Falcon_Sheet_Metal___ 801-298-5064 Group_Mfg_Serv_______480-966-3952 Hexatron_ _________ 801-363-8010 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 Laser_Concepts_Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Weiser/Mile_High_Precision_ 303-280-2778 Wrico_ ___________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel EMJD_Corp_ _______303-761-5236 Falcon_Sheet_Metal___ 801-298-5064 Precision Electronic Sheet Metal D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699

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FINISHING Arizona_Finishing______602-438-4443 Coating_Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Foresight_Finishing_ ____ 480-921-0000 Phoenix_Heat_Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 Precision_Mach’d_Prod____ 970-482-7676 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Superior_Grinding______801-487-9700 TVT_Die_Casting_ ______800-280-2278 De-Rusting Glass Bead Clean Coating_Technologies_ ___623-581-2648

Reata_Engineering_&_Mach._ 303-936-1350 Specialty_Steel_Svcs____ 801-539-8252 Gear Hobbing Ponderosa_Ind________ 303-298-1801 GRINDING AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Diversified_Metal_Services__ 801-972-6093 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 GMN_USA_ ________ 800-686-1679 Prec._Mach’d_Products____ 970-482-7676 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Steel_Services_Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior_Grinding______ 801487-9700 Superior_Metal_Products___ 303-791-7550 TCI_Precision_Metals_ __800-234-5613 • 65 • Nov/Dec 2012 65 •July/Aug 2011


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HEAT TREATING Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 Phoenix_Heat_Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 Pilkington_Metal_Finishing__801-972-2146 Reata_Engineering_&_Mach._ 303-936-1350 Temperature_Processing___ 303-772-0250 Custom Temperature Temperature_Processing_ __ 303-772-0250 Cryogenics Temperature Temperature_Processing___ 303-772-0250 Aluminum Temperature Temperature_Processing___ 303-772-0250 Nitriding Temperature_Processing___ 303-772-0250 Vibrational Stress TestingTemperature_Processing___ 303-772-0250 INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech_Measure_Sol____ 480-626-8131 Inspection Services Klontech_Measure_Sol____ 480-626-8131 Micropulse_West_______480-966-2300 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__888-572-9642 IRON STITCHING Precision_Casting_Repair__801-972-2345 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod_303-427-6419 EMJD_Corporation_____303-761-5236 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 Laser_Concepts_Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Progway___________ 435-656-9585 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Wasatch_Laser_Processing__801-972-3500 Wesco_Laser_Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Non-Metal Wesco_Laser_Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Wasatch_Laser_Processing__801-972-3500

Wesco_Laser_Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 EMI/RFI Shielding Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Laminating Wesco_Laser_Mchg.___303-765-5916 Laser Engraving 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.____ 303-295-1544 Laser Marking 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.____ 303-295-1544 LINE TOOLING Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999 MACHINING Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Mountain_View_Machine_ _435-755-0500 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 R&H_Machine_________801-621-7922 RD_Machine_&_MFg____ 801-977-0447 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Riegert_Precision_Machine_ 208-442-1999 Skydandee_Mfg______ 801-774-8031 St._Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Superior_Metal_Products____303-791-7550 TVT_Die_Casting_ ______ 800-280-2278 Machining: 3D Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 Micropulse_West_______480-966-2300 Machining: 5 Axis 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.____303-295-1544 5th_Axis_Fixtures______ 858-505-0432 Accutech_Machine______ 801-975-1117 Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Cling’s_Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Faustson___________303-420-7422 Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755

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Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 Accutech_Machine______ 801-975-1117 American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S_Machine_______ 928-636-2115 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Cling’s_Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 DMSI___________801-972-6093 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Foremaster_Tool_____ 801-737--0265 H&R_Precision_______ 801-975-7400 H&_S_Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Hexatron_ _________ 801-363-8010 Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106 Innovative_Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Leading_Edge_Machine__ 435-563-9425 _Maverick_Mold_&_Machine_ 970-535-4604 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Premac_Precision_Mach’g_719-784-9434 R&H_Machine_________801-621-7922 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Reata_Eng.&_Mach_ ___ 303-936-1350 Riegert_Precision_Machine_ 208-442-1999 St._Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Superior_Metal_Products_ 303-791-7550 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Machining: Contract American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106 Paramount_Machine_ ___801-282-2755 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Skydandee_Mfg______ 801-774-8031

Machining: Mold Base Maverick Maverick_Mold_&_Machine___970-535-4604

Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S_Machine_______ 928-636-2115 “Precision Machining Solutions for Industry” Machining: Mold Making BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Robert Bergstrom President R&H R&H_Machine_________801-621-7922 Cling’s_Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 Phone: (303) 702-1529 x 103 819 So. Lincoln Street Faustson___________303-420-7422 P. O. Box 1066 Fax: (303) 702-1534 Machining: Plastic Email: Longmont, CO 80502 Website: RFQ Email: ImageTek ImageTek_ _________ 303-806-8111 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Foremaster_Tool______ 801-737--0265 Machining: Production Machining: DoD H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Innovative_Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Machining: Laser L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Leading_Edge_Machine_ _ 435-563-9425 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Foremaster_Tool______ 801-737--0265 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Micropulse_West______ 480-966-2300 Gerome_Mfg________520-622-8402 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Mountain_View_Machine_ 435-755-0500 Innovative_Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Newport_Tool_ _______801-295-7411 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106 Premac_Precision_Mach’g_ 719-784-9434 Matrix_Machine______ 480-966-4451 Innovative_Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 Quick_Turn_Precision_ __ 801-334-6800 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 R&H_Machine_________801-621-7922 Paramount_Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Newport_Tool_ _______801-295-7411 Radtech_ _________ 303-789-4247 Reata_Engineering_&_Mach_ 303-936-1350 Paramount_Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999 Machining:Medical Ponderosa_Ind________ 303-298-1801 Skydandee_Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 Premac_Precision_Mach’g_719-784-9434 S.A._Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Prescott’s_Mfg_______ 719-482-5826 St._Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Prescott’s_Mfg________ 719-482-5826 R&H_Machine_________801-621-7922 Superior_Metal_Products_ 303-791-7550 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Machining: Milling Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Machining: Precision American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Reata_Engineering_&_Mach_ 303-936-1350 4_Axis_Machining_Inc._ __ 303-295-1544 Riegert_Precision_Machine_ _ 208-442-1999 Cling’s_Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Mountain_View_Machine__435-755-0500 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 Machining: Prototype CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Ponderosa_Ind________ 303-298-1801 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.____303-295-1544 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Prec._Mach’d_Products__970-482-7676 Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Accutech_Machine______ 801-975-1117 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106_ St. Vrain Manufacturing, Inc.


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Progway___________435-656-9585 METAL STAMPING Hi-Production Precision Stamping Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038

Premac_Precision_Mach’g_719-784-9434 Quick_Turn_Precision_ __801-334-6800 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Wesco_Laser_Mchg______ 303-765-5916

Newport_Tool_ _______801-295-7411 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ponderosa_Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision_Machined_Prod.__ 970-482-7676 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999 Superior_Metal_Products___303-791-7550 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 TVT_Die_Casting_ ______ 800-280-2278 Machining: R & D American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 Premac_Precision_Mach’g_719-784-9434 Prescott’s_Mfg_______ 719-482-5826 Reata_Engineering_&_Mach._ 303-936-1350 Superior_Metal_Products___ 303-791-7550 Wasatch_Laser_Processing__801-972-3500 A2Z METALWORKER

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Machining: Swiss Bar-S_Machine_______ 928-636-2115 HowardPMP________ 801-619-9850 Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 White_Rock_Inc________ 435-750-6414 Machining: Turning American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Bar-S_Machine_______ 928-636-2115 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 HowardPMP________ 801-619-9850 Leading_Edge_Machine_ __ 435-563-9425 Mountain_View_Machine___ 435-755-0500 Prec_Mach’d_Products_ ___ 970-482-7676

Machining: Ultra-Precision Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Pinnacle Machining: Waterjet Colorado_Waterjet_ ___970-532-5404 Colorado Quick_Turn_Precision_ __801-334-6800 Quick MANUFACTURING Group_Mfg_Serv______480-966-3952 Group Prescott’s_Manufacturing_719-482-5826 Prescott’s RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 RD Composites S.A._Composites_______ 970-776-3877 S.A. Contract Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Apex Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech_ ________ 480-966-1591 Wire-Tech Production Aero_Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 Aero BK_Machine_Inc.______801-253-1929 BK EMJD_Corporation_____303-761-5236 EMJD L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 L.A.R. Laser Laser_Concepts_Inc.____ 801-280-7723 Prescott’s_Manufacturing_719-482-5826 White_Rock_Inc________ 435-750-6414 Rapid Prototyping White_Rock_Inc________ 435-750-6414 Robotic CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Routering CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Small Part Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 White_Rock_Inc________ 435-750-6414 Turnkey Product Services Aero_Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Accuwright_Industries___480-892-9595 METAL INJECTION MOLDING (MIM) AFT_ ____________ 303-833-6112

METALIZING Accuwright_Industries___480-892-9595 MOLDING: ARC Watkins_Tool_&_Supply__303-295-9603 MOLDS Colorado_Tool_Design_Inc_ 720-218-5246 Lifetime_Products_____ 801-728-1260 Maverick_Mold_&_Machine_ 970-535-4604 Prescott’s_Manufacturing_719-482-5826 Progway__________435-656-9585 Molds: Blow Lifetime_Products_____ 801-728-1260 Molds: Plastic Injection Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 Maverick_Mold_&_Machine_ 970-535-4604 Watkins_Tool_&_Supply_ _ 303-295-9603 Molds: DieCast Design Colorado_Tool_Design_Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Molds: Injection Design Colorado_Tool_Design_Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Molds: Trim Die Design Colorado_Tool_Design_Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Molds Steel DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Aero_Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 Arizona_Finishing_____602-438-4443 ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 Jet_Processing____ 623-869-6749x117 Mil Spec Painting Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 PAINTING Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 PARTS: MISC. Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 PLATING Blanchard_Metals_Proc.__ 801-972-5590 ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Foresight_Finishing_ ____ 480-921-0000 Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 LA_Specialties_______ 602-269-7612 Anodizing Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Jet_Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117


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Pilkington_Metal_Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Gold/Silver Plate Foresight_Finishing_ ____ 480-921-0000 Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 Nickel/Chrome Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 Tin Plate Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 POLISHING Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 LA_Specialties_______ 602-269-7612 PRECISION FORMING Richards_Fab________801-409-0392 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800

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SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Accuwright_Industries____480-892-9595 SPRINGS Flat & Wire SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 STAMPING Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Dayton_Rogers_ ______ 763-717-6303 Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038 PRINTING Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Custom Screen ImageTek__________303-806-8111 Weiser/Mile_High_Prec._303280-2778 Stamping:Aerospace PROCESSING: METAL Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Chemical LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038 PUNCHING Stamping:Assembly Group_Manufacturing_Serv_ 480-966-3952 Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Stamping:Bending REPAIR Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Bearing Surface Stamping:Design Denver_Machine_Shop____303-295-6000 Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Hydraulic Cylinder Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Denver_Machine_Shop____303-295-6000 Weiser/Mile_High_Prec._303280-2778 ROLL FORMING Stamping:Flat Forming Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Rolling: thread Stamping: Light Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 ROUTERING, CNC Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Micropulse_West_______480-966-2300 SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 SAW CUTTING Stamping:Precision Diversified_Metal_Services__ 801-972-6093 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 SHOT PEENING Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 SINTERING Western_Sintering______509-375-3096 Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038 Stamping:Prototype SPINNING: METAL Metal_Spinning_Solutions__ 480-899-0939 Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129

Stamping:Short Run St Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 SWISS SCREW MCHG. Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106 White_Rock_Inc________ 435-750-6414 Screwing: Lead Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 TAPPING Laser_Concepts_Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 TEST FIXTURES Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999 TESTING Testing: Corrosive CascadeTEK_ ________888-835-9250 Testing: Non-Destructive Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 CascadeTEK_ ________888-835-9250 Jet_Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Pilkington_Metal_Finishing___ 801-972-2146 THERMAL SPRAY Accuwright_Industries____480-892-9595 TOOL & DIE Foremaster_Tool______ 801-737--0265 Newport_Tool_ _______801-295-7411 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800

MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Mountain_View_Machine_ _435-755-0500 Quick_Turn_Precision_____801-334-6800 WELDING Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod___ 303-427-6419 D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 Dayton_Rogers_ ______ 763-717-6303 Denver_Machine_Shop____303-295-6000 H&_S_Machine_______ 801-755-7627 JQ_Enterprises________ 801-975-0777 Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 Laser_Concepts_Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Mountain_View_Machine_ _435-755-0500 Precision_Casting_Repair_ _801-972-2345 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Quick_Turn_Precision_____801-334-6800 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Wasatch_Laser_Processing__801-972-3500 Weiser/Mile_High_Prec._303280-2778 Weldtech,_Inc______303-828-WELD Welding: Aluminum Medium & Large MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Skyline_Products________719-392-9046 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Welding: Dies/Molds Weldtech,_Inc______303-828-WELD Welding: Micro Weldtech,_Inc______303-828-WELD Welding: Orbital Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Welding: Precision Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod___ 303-427-6419 D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Weiser/Mile_High_Prec._303280-2778 Weldtech,_Inc______303-828-WELD Welding: TIG Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod___ 303-427-6419 Mountain_View_Machine___ 435-755-0500_

TOOLING Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Mountain_View_Machine_ _435-755-0500 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Western_Sintering______509-375-3096 TUBE FORMING Cling’s_Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Formed Tubing Cling’s_Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Tube Bending /Fabrication Cling’s_Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 WATERJET CUTTING Colorado_Waterjet_ __ 970-532-5404 Diversified_Metal_Services__ 801-972-6093 JQ_Enterprises________ 801-975-0777 Leading_Edge_Machine_ __435-563-9425 WIRE FORMING Marzee_Inc._______ 602-269-5801 SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 A2Z METALWORKER A2Z METALWORKER

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RMTMA...54 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...56,60 Roentgen USA...60 Ron Grob CO....65 Ryerson...21,59,60 SA Composites...63 S&S Machinery...58 Samuel Son & CO..23,45,60 Sandvik...57 Seco Tools Inc...58 Self Clinch Direct...22,59 Sentry Insurance...24,62 Setco Spindles & Slides...58 Shop Floor Automations...59 Shop Tools, Inc..10,58 Skydandee Mfg...63 Smith Machinery..19,32-33,57,71 Specialty Steel Serv....46,64 SPRING WORKS Utah...68 St.Vrain Manufacturing...67 Star Metal Fluids...3,57,58,59 Star Precision...64 State Brass Foundry & Machine...64 Steel Services Grinding...65 Superior Grinding..20,65 Superior Metal Products...68 Supra Alloys, Inc...60 Sustaining Edge Solutions...58 TCI Precision Metals...30,59 Team Industrial Services..57,59 Temp Processing...36,64 Todd Machinery...50,57 Tool Design...64 Total Quality Systems...47,58 Tornos...13,57 Toyo Tanso USA...58 Triad Machinery...58 Trusty Cook...35,62 TVT Die Casting...46,63 Universal Laser Systems...40 United Performance Metals...34,61 Utah Metal Works, Inc...28,60 Wasatch Laser Forming...67 Watkins Tool & Supply...62,65 Weiser/Mile High Precision...69 Weldtech, Inc...69 Wesco Laser Machining...65 Western Sintering...42-44,69 Western States Calibration...61 Western States Metals...59 White Rock...69 Wrico Stamping...65



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