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Editors Corner Treasury Advisor Sees Detroit Automakers As Metaphor For US Manufacturing Recovery TomWalsh writes in the Detroit Free Press, “Ron Bloom, the USTreasury’s advisor on manufacturing and the auto industry said that the recovery of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors over the past two years is a metaphor for what can happen in all of US manufacturing.” Bloom says, “I think the lesson is about people working together. There is a role for government, but it is a limited role. When you’re in a crisis like we were in two years ago, obviously there was a level of intervention required.” He added, “Government is there to provide a measure of help, but the private sector needs to lead ... I think this is a metaphor for the broader question of how we rebuild American manufacturing. I think it offers a number of lessons.” What do you think about this? Send your comments to email@example.com. On another note, the A2Z Metalworker is celebrating 17 years this year, and the CO, UT and ID edition is entering its 4th year! Wow, it’s been an experience meeting so many success stories in this region! I am amazed each and every time I write about owners, journeymen machinists, and young entrepreneurs, who are helping to make manufacturing in the United States successful! I hope that you, as readers, are exploring opportunities to do business with these companies. U.S. manufacturing is vital to our economy... as we all know. It’s a very good time to thank all of the advertisers in this publication for bringing you this magazine. I produce the magazine, but it would not be possible without our advertisers. 4 years ago, our business card section was limited, at best, and now we have more than 175 companies promoting their services. In particular, please recognize our founding contributors/sponsors, including:
• Moncktons Machine Tools • ATS Industrial Supply • Smith Machinery Co, Inc. • Delcam • Star Metal Fluids, LLC. • Foothills Machinery Sales
• Castrol/Canyon State Oil • Micro-Tronics, Inc. • Hartwig Inc. • Resource Manufacturing • Flow Corp. • Superior Grinding & Sales • EDM Network, Inc.
These are some of the companies who make this publication possible! Though I don’t purchase from them (as I am not a manufacturer), I have met and interviewed enough of their customers to hear about their quality and service - and with all, I am proud to be a partner with them! Please take the time to contact them and check out how outstanding they are, as well as the newer advertisers you see in the magazine.
Prescott’s Mfg President John Barnes and CFO MargieVersen Pose In Front of One ofTheir Refurbished Microscopes. The Company Manufactures Parts for the Aerospace and Medical Industries. Photography by Owen Riss. Announcements/Releases.................... 6-7 Shop Profile....................................1,18-19 Feature Articles...................................... 45 Buyers Guide Equipment.................. 50-54 Buyers Guide Processes.................... 55-61 Card Gallery...................................... 50-61 Index Of Advertisers.............................. 62 Editorial................................. Throughout
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CONTRIBUTORS Gene Wirth Kim Carpenter Chris Seay Owen Riss Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 5300 people actively engaged in the Precision Manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 16,000 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to www.azmetalworker.com.
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Announcements & Releases Smith Machinery Announces New Sales Engineer Smith Machinery is very pleased to announce that Klaus Lassig has joined their company as a Sales Engineer, effective Dec. 1st, 2010. Klaus has been involved in the manufacturing industry for 35 years. He started his career as a manual machinist and worked his way up to NC and CNC machines and is skilled in operation, set-up & programming. For the last 15 years, Klaus has been a shop supervisor and General Manager, gaining experience in all the components of a manufacturing operation. Klaus is a Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) and a Senior Member of SME. Additionally, he is a trained ISO 9001 & AS 9100 auditor. Klaus is experienced in JobBoss manufacturing software and fully trained to ANSI Y14.5 GD&T quality standards. Smith Machinery President/CEO Clark Smith says, “Now, all our Sales Engineers are experienced machinists; they know how to operate & program, they know tooling & fixturing and truly understand what a user needs. We are very excited to have Klaus as part of our team, and we ask you to welcome Klaus into your facility.” You can reach Klaus at 801-263-6403, Cell 801-209-7381 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wasatch Laser Processing Celebrates 11 Years In Business! Wasatch Laser Processing is pleased to announce it is entering its 11th year in business! The company specializes in laser processing, and additionally offer in-house press brake, mill, and MIG welding services, facilitating secondary operations in-house. Wasatch Laser Processing owns 2 Bystronic laser machines.The company can meet your cutting requirements with their Bystronic 4400 Laser Cutting Table, which can cut Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminum to a fine degree of accuracy. Whether your parts are small and delicate, or substantial in size and weight, they have the answers you are looking for. For more information, call them at 801-972-3500 or go to their website at www.wasatchlaser.com.
Pilkington Announces NADCAP® Certification! Pilkington Metal Finishing, celebrating 30 years in business, is pleased to announce its recent NADCAP Certifications, which include: Quality Systems, Chemical Processing, Heat Treating, and NDT. A Z METALWORKER • 6 • Jan/Feb 2011 2
President/CEO Van Pilkington says, “ Our NADCAP certification represents a significant and cooperative effort, both to attain the certification, and to retain it. This NADCAP certification assures aerospace suppliers that the coatings they receive from Pilkington are done absolutely to spec. After undergoing this rigorous certification, I feel very safe flying!” For more information on Pilkington Metal Finishing, an established company specializing in anodizing, powder coating, painting, testing and heat treating, call them at (801) 972-2146 or go to www.pilkingtonmetalfinishing.com.
New Technology Showcase at DATC (Utah), Feb. 8 & 9, 2011 CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corporation and distributor Hartwig, Inc. will host a New Technology Showcase at the Okuma Technology Institute at Davis Applied Technology College on February 8 & 9, 2011. Seminars will focus on using new technology from Okuma and members of Partners in THINC to drive increased productivity, improved quality and reduced costs. Machines on display will include: the new MB-5000H horizontal machining center featuring an expandable 110-tool matrix magazine, horizontal lathes and a vertical machining center. All machines will be cutting parts and will utilize the THINC control to connect to peripheral equipment and software. Members of Partners in THINC will be on hand representing tooling, workholding, gauging, software and other machine tool accessory equipment. The event is free for manufacturers and lunch will be provided by SMW Autoblok and Koma Precision. To register, log onto http://events.okuma. com/newtech.
Wasatch Metal Finishing Expands with Larger Facility and New Machine! Wasatch Metal Finishing is pleased to announce that it is expanding its facility to increase capacity for its current customers as well as to accommodate new customers. The facility, located in the Freeport Center in Clearfield, Utah, will grow from 28K to 44K. Larry Kendrick, President and owner, says, “We’ve added our 5th machine, a new wash-inhibit dry machine. This machine allows us to clean parts that are as large as 60 mm in diameter by 18” long, and we can
clean approximately 68,000 pieces in two shifts of operation per day”. Wasatch Metal Finishing was founded by Larry 10 years ago, and it is the largest metal part cleaning facility in the Western United States. For more information, contact them at 801-779-2020.
EDM Performance Accessories® is Now Selling bedra® EDM Wire Nationwide Established in 1989, EDM Performance Accessories® has been serving job shops with stocking locations nationwide with high quality EDM and waterjet consumables. Starting January 1st of this year, EPA is now the nationwide distributor of bedra®, the pioneers of EDM coated wires. The bedra® product line strengthens our already outstanding line of EDM wires to best fit your needs.
Paradigm Design and Manufacturing (PDM), another Golden company. NFT is a 25 yearold engineering, design, manufacturing, and nuclear services company renowned for solving complex nuclear materials safety, characterization, and storage challenges for the U.S. Department of Energy. NFT capabilities include CNC machining and high-powered laser fabrication supported by an award-winning nuclear quality assurance (NQA-1) program. NFT,s team of designers and engineers also provide SolidWorks 3D modeling and finite
PDM brings the skills and entrepreneurship of its founder Gary Vaillancourt, his team of talented machinists, and a shop brimming with advanced five axis CNC machine centers, lathes and electrical discharge machines. PDM supplies mission critical components to the defense, pharmaceutical, and aerospace industries. PDM is ISO 9001 certified.
“Our goal is to become the household name of EDM consumables”,T om Adams, president of EPA said. “We want the EPA name recognized in every job shop in the US as the ONE STOP SHOP of EDM and waterjet consumable,” he continued. EDM Performance Accessories® strives to provide the best products at competitive prices to the customer to give the customers an edge in this competitive market. Ultimately, if the customer wins with our service, then we also win.”
NFT Operations Manager, Arnold Brassell said, “With the acquisition of PDM, and our new 2,000 watt ytterbium fiber optic laser, there are not many areas our machining capabilities cannot reach;” Brassell continued, “and the market for rapid precision manufacturing of complex prototypes is a perfect match for our in-house CNC, laser and 5-axis expertise.”
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Star Metal Fluids Adds New Service Rep in Utah!
Ponderosa Industries Acquires a New Rapid Lap Polisher
Michael Eagar is now on board with Star Metal Fluids as Service Representative for the Utah marketplace. Michael is an Arizona native but has made Utah his home for the past 20 years. His successful career has come from building strong customer relationships and he understands that customer service is paramount in building
Ponderosa Industries, Inc of Denver Colorado recently acquired a new Rapid Lap polisher. The Rapid Lap polishing machine creates a mirror-smooth finish even in hard to polish parts. It offers the following:
Russ Kurzawski said, “It’s good to see there are still people like Michael in this industry that are determined to get the customer what they need...when they need it. With his factory training, Michael can make precise product recommendations per our customers applications and requirements.”
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The Rapid Lap polisher works well for:Machined parts, Food Processing & Machinery, Pharmaceutical Processing & Equipment, Medical & Hospital Equipment,Aerospace, Industrial Machinery & Equipment, Measuring, Controlling & Dispensing Devices, Power Transmission Equipment, Pumps & Pumping Equipment and Surgical & Medical Instruments. Ponderosa Industries, Inc. is a highly sophisticated contract machining company using state of the art CNC and manual machines which enables it to produce to the most exacting of specifications
Golden, Colorado based NFT is pleased to announce the acquisition of
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For more information, contact Star Metal Fluids LLC at 800-367-9966 or visit their website at www.metalfluids.com.
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Pentagon Gets Approval for Modest Growth in Budget Plan U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has won White House approval for modest growth in the base Pentagon budget in the fiscal 2012 budget, according to officials and analysts. Gates, who plans to brief congressional leaders tomorrow, has received guidance from the White House that about $554 billion for defense, not including war spending, will be part of the budget that the administration will submit to Congress for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. That figure is $12 billion less than what the Pentagon planned, yet still allows for real growth over the fiscal 2011 budget, an analyst said. If implemented, the five-year cut would represent about a 2.67 percent reduction to what is a $2.99 trillion defense plan, not including war spending, according to Office of Management and Budget long-range figures released last February. Gates has committed to reducing overhead and inefficiencies by about $102 billion through 2016. He is seeking to forestall deep cuts in weapons and research while holding the line on overall defense spending. The Pentagon’s base budget has doubled since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A Z METALWORKER • 8 • Jan/Feb 2011 2
Tighter budgets, Gates has said, mean that the military won’t get the overall annual budget growth of 2 percent to 3 percent above inflation needed to sustain current weapons programs, so dollars saved elsewhere must be shifted from into those accounts. “After a decade of growth, however, it now seems to be leveling off, and it may begin to decline if defense is included in measures to rein in federal budget deficits,” said Stephen Daggett, defense budget analyst at the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. Gates probably will outline additional specifics for reporters tomorrow afternoon, officials said, after a scheduled briefing for senior defense committee lawmakers in the morning in the U.S. Capitol office of Senator Daniel Inouye, a Hawaii Democrat and chairman of both the Senate Appropriations Committee and its defense appropriations subcommittee.
Spokesmen for Senator John McCain of Arizona, senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Representative Norm Dicks of Washington state, senior Democrat on the House Appropriations subcommittee on defense, confirmed that their bosses will be attending a meeting of the so-called Big 8 lawmakers -- the top Democrats and Republicans on the Senate and House armed services and defense appropriations panels -- with Gates. The $12 billion reduction for fiscal 2012 includes efficiency savings, reduced inflation assumptions and savings from civilian pay freezes mandated last month by Congress, officials said. Calculating exactly to what extent the $554 billion represents real growth for the Pentagon is difficult because there has not been final passage of a fiscal 2011 funding bill. The Pentagon is operating under stopgap legislation through March 4 that keeps spending at approximately the fiscal 2010 level, or about $530.8 billion, Daggett said. The unfinished fiscal 2011 appropriations legislation now totals about $525.2 billion, Daggett said. That’s about $24 billion less than what the Pentagon requested. Congress may add some of that money back in. An increase to $554 billion would represent growth of about 4.5 percent in nominal terms, or about 2.5 percent after adjusting for inflation, Daggett said.
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CIT, Boeing Announce New Order CIT Group Inc. and Boeing announced that CIT Aerospace placed an order for 38 Next-Generation 737 airplanes and purchase rights for seven additional 737s. The order, with deliveries into 2017, includes 15 737-900ER (extended range) and 23 737-800 airplanes. It is the largest order placed by a leasing company for the 737-900ER, the largest and newest member of the Boeing Next-Generation 737 family.This is also the largest order placed by CIT for Boeing airplanes. “This order of Next-Generation Boeing aircraft reflects our efforts to maintain one of the youngest and most technologically advanced fleets in the industry,” said C. Jeffrey Knittel, president of Transportation Finance at CIT. “As a leading aircraft lessor, it is important that we continue to maintain a portfolio of operationally dependable and fuel-efficient aircraft for our customers.” “CIT’s choice of the Next Generation 737 shows its confidence in the product family and especially in its newest member, the 737-900ER, which features incredible economics and operational capability,” said Marlin Dailey, vice president of Sales & Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “CIT is one of the leading companies in global transportation finance, and clearly recognizes the value that the Next Generation 737 will bring to its airline customers. CIT will be receiving its 737s with the innovative Boeing Sky Interior and other performance improvements that will keep its airplanes at the leading edge of passenger comfort, efficient operations and reduced fuel consumption.” CIT owns or finances a fleet of more than 300 commercial aircraft. As of Sept. 30, 2010, CIT had 140 Boeing airplanes in its portfolio. With this new order, the company now has a total order book of 111 aircraft, of which 58 are Boeing.
F135 Engine Reaches Testing Milestone Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine used in the Joint Strike Fighter, an aircraft that can take off and land vertically, has passed a testing milestone known as initial service release. There have been 540 flight tests, including 12 vertical landings, of the aircraft known as STOVL, for Short Take Off and Vertical Landing. This version of the engine is the third developed by Pratt & Whitney. “We are one step closer to powering operational flights,” said Bennett Croswell, vice president of F135/F119 Engine Programs, Pratt & Whitney. “I am proud of the F135 STOVL team and our partners at Rolls-Royce, Hamilton Sundstrand and Lockheed Martin for this great program accomplishment. We look forward to seeing the F135powered Lightning II in operational flight.” To date, Pratt has delivered 12 Joint Strike Fighter engines, all assembled in Middletown. General Electric, which has been paid $3 billion so far to develop alternative engines for the Joint Strike Fighter, is reported to be three to four years behind Pratt. A2Z METALWORKER
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“To date, trade studies performed by the agency have yet to identify heavy-lift and capsule architectures that would both meet all SLS requirements and these goals,” states the report sent to Congress under the authorization act President Barack Obama signed last year. “For example, a 2016 first flight of the SLS does not appear to be possible within projected FY 2011 and out-year funding levels.” Cris Guidi, an engineer who focuses on launch vehicles as deputy director of the Constellation Systems Div. at NASA headquarters, said the results of the company and internal-NASA studies will drive the final vehicle design. The reference design was picked because it made maximum use of shuttle hardware and work already done under the Constellation Program that was building the Ares I and Orion until Obama’s Fiscal 2011 budget request and the subsequent authorization act killed it.
NASA Next-Gen Vehicle Builds on Past Engineers planning NASA’s next effort to build a vehicle to replace the retiring space shuttle fleet will start with an amalgam of the shuttle and its moribund Ares I and Orion follow-ons. As before, money remains a problem. The U.S. space agency’s “reference vehicle design” for a heavy-lift space launch system (SLS) incorporates five space shuttle main engines (SSMEs); a core stage based on the 27.5-ft.-dia. shuttle external tank; two five-segment versions of the four-segment solid-fuel shuttle booster rockets and an upper stage powered by one or two J-2X engines in development for the Ares I crew launch vehicle. For the new multipurpose crew vehicle (MPCV), crews ranging in size from two to four would ride in the deep-space version of the Orion crew exploration vehicle, adapted to provide backup flight capability to the International Space Station in case commercial crew vehicles being developed separately do not materialize. NASA officials stress that while the designs meet congressional requirements that the government’s shuttle follow-ons use existing hardware, contracts and workforce as much as possible, the reference vehicles are not necessarily the final choice. Internal NASA teams also are studying a kerosene-fueled alternative to the liquid-hydrogen-fueled SSME, and a modular approach that would array three smaller-diameter stages in parallel—comparable to the approach followed by the Delta IV Heavy. In addition, 13 companies are conducting six-month studies of technologies that might help NASA refine its heavy lifter. Administrator Charles Bolden has insisted that any future vehicles be “affordable, sustainable and realistic,” specifications the reference launch vehicle does not meet given the $6.5 billion authorization for its development and 2016 deadline for its first flight. A2Z METALWORKER
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“Administrator Bolden is very, very strongly emphasizing that we’re going to develop a credible plan,” she says. “We’re not going to break any laws, but the key thing that NASA needs to go off and do is build a credible plan for the SLS development; make sure it’s affordable, sustainable and realistic or practical.” The final vehicle also will be shaped by final Fiscal 2011 NASA funding that emerges from the newly convened Congress. The agency is currently funded under a continuing resolution that expires March 4, which contains money for work on Constellation programs like the J-2X and the five-segment solid-fuel booster originally intended as the first stage for the Ares I.
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Xtreme Power Inc., provider of Dynamic Power Resources™ (DPRs) for utility-scale energy storage, and Xcel Energy announced a partnership to install a 1 megawatt (MW) system to collect operational data on the integration of energy storage and solar energy systems at the Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC).
SolarTAC is a private facility in Aurora, Colo. that serves as a solar industry test bed to validate and demonstrate a variety of solar technologies. The role of Xtreme Power’s DPR is to perform a number of energy storage and grid asset functions, including output smoothing, time shifting and forecast error mitigation for solar energy generated at the site. The project aims to display the real-world results of integrating storage systems with solar installations, to more efficiently incorporate energy output from renewable sources onto the power grid. Results will be made public to reflect the system’s performance over the course of three years. “Taking part in the SolarTAC project with Xcel Energy affords us an opportunity to work alongside one of the most progressive utilities in the industry,” said Carlos Coe, CEO of Xtreme Power. “We expect the results to highlight the broad range of benefits battery energy storage brings to PV manufacturers, project developers and power producers, ultimately enabling a more effective utilization of clean energy around the world.” “We hope that this demonstration will prove to be a pivotal point for PV solar energy combined with energy storage, and in turn underscore for utilities and other electricity providers that viable energy storage systems can become a commercial reality,” said Frank Novachek, Xcel Energy director for business planning. The DPR will be operational at the site by the end of 2010.
US Army Awards Light Armoured Vehicles Contract to GD The US Army TACOM lifecycle management command has awarded a $138m contract to General Dynamics Land Systems for 82 light armored vehicles (LAVs). Under the contract, GD will produce LAV II version vehicles in four different variants for a foreign military sale (FMS). The LAV II version is a 300hp 8×8 vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of up to 32,000lb.
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events, we have a great respect for what SMETooling U has accomplished and value the working relationship we have with them. We are pleased to welcome them to the program.” Members of the VIP program will work with Mazak in product development and the creation of training events and seminars spanning a broad range of topics. For more information on the new Mazak VIP program, please visit MazakUSA.com/VIP.
Oshkosh Defense to Provide Additional M-ATV Protection Kits Oshkosh Defense will deliver 800 protection kits for the MRAP AllTerrainVehicle (M-ATV) following an order from the U.S.ArmyTACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC). “These protection kits are part of our ongoing work with the military to deliver exceptional M-ATV survivability against evolving threats on the modern battlefield,” said Charlie Szews, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. “The rapid production and delivery of these kits is the result of a close collaboration with our customer and our shared commitment to theWarfighters. Oshkosh is dedicated to supporting those who serve with world-class protection and mobility solutions.”
Mazak Certifies SME Tooling U for VIP Technology Partnership Program Mazak has announced that SME Tooling U, the leading provider of online manufacturing training programs, has been named the newest member of Mazak’sValue Inspired Partners (VIP) program. Created from a desire to provide manufacturers with total solutions, the VIP program promotes higher levels of cooperation among companies offering complementary manufacturing products. “SMETooling U is very excited to be part of the MazakVIP program,” says Chad Schron, SME Tooling U Division Manager. “We work with Mazak to train employees all over the world on manufacturing topics and Mazak technology specifically.”
The M-ATV is produced with factory-installed armor and also can accept add-on armor and protection kits. The vehicle’s modular design allows bolt-on armor to be installed or repaired in the field. Using the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system, the M-ATV can incorporate add-on protection kits while maintaining its full payload capacity of 4,000 pounds and a 70 percent off-road profile capability. Oshkosh produces the M-ATV base, as well as tactical ambulance and Special Forces Vehicle (SFV) variants, for the U.S. military.The company has received awards to date for nearly 8,400 M-ATVs, as well as spare parts kits, upgrade kits and aftermarket support. Deliveries under this order are scheduled to be completed in summer 2011. The order has a ceiling price of $80 million.
Superior Grinding & Sales, Inc Announces ISO9001:2008 Certification Superior Grinding & Sales, Inc. is pleased to announce its recent certification to ISO9001:2008.
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The defense industry, keeping a close eye on programs vulnerable to cancellation, is now positioning itself for these repair efforts.
When Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced funding cuts last month, some in the defense industry shuddered. But for others, the announced cuts will generate new opportunities to revitalize older systems. It’s not unusual for a program termination to refocus attention on an older program, but analysts said this shift may become more common as the Pentagon’s budget tightens and it is forced to work with the equipment it already owns. This time around, Gates announced the Defense Department will end a Marine Corps vehicle program with prime contractor General Dynamics and will instead direct money toward repairing and upgrading its existing amphibious assault vehicle, built by BAE Systems.Additionally, he delayed part of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 strike-fighter aircraft program and said the Pentagon would buy more of Boeing’s F/A-18 aircraft.
BAE Systems is hoping to win work repairing its amphibious assault vehicle, but the company anticipates competition. “We don’t expect to get any favoritism out of the customer because we are the [original manufacturer], but I do think there are some advantages of being the designer of this vehicle,” said Ann Hoholick, BAE’s vice president of new vehicles and amphibious systems. Faced with a tighter budget, BAE has tried to be equally prepared to bid on a new program or a competition to modernize older systems, said Bob Murphy, the company’s executive vice president for product sectors. “You can’t get wed to any one thing, because all I can tell you is, as the future unfolds, what looks like a very high priority today . . . can change very rapidly,” Murphy said. “You’ve got to be prepared for the change.”
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“Moving the trend forward in the smallest companies is the affordability and flexibility,” explained IDC executive Raymond Boggs. The savings stem in large part from cloud software generally being either free or charging on a per-use basis, allowing companies to avoid upfront costs. “If you already have tight control over your company, your expenses may drop 10% to 20%,” said technology consultant Rob Enderle.
Oshkosh Defense to Bolster the U.S. Marine Corps’ Heavy Fleet Oshkosh Defense will supply the U.S. Marine Corps with more than 100 Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) Cargo Variants and 120 enhanced protection kits following an order from the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM). “The LVSR is an advanced tactical vehicle built for today’s logistics missions, which often require Marines to travel off-road in harsh environments,” said John Bryant, vice president and general manager of Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “When troops need to travel on rough terrain in combat zones, they need improved survivability, mobility and enhanced performance to help them accomplish their objectives – and the LVSR delivers those capabilities.” The LVSR is produced in three variants – cargo, wrecker and tractor – and features an on-road payload capacity of 22.5 tons and an offroad payload capacity of 16.5 tons. It is equipped with the Oshkosh Command Zone™ embedded diagnostics system to provide realtime performance feedback on vital vehicle information and uses the company’s patented TAK-4® independent suspension system for offroad mobility in the most challenging environments. LVSRs have been operating in Afghanistan since September 2009. Production of the vehicles is scheduled to begin in August 2011 and be completed in April 2012. This order has a value of nearly $50 million.
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Anticipating Greater Spending , Factories Increase Production The AP reports, “Factories are cranking up production, anticipating greater spending by consumers and businesses in 2011” as tax cuts “give people more money to buy cars, computers and electronic goods, and provide incentives for businesses to invest in equipment.” According to the AP, “The big difference now is that the growth is being driven by higher sales and more confident consumers – not just businesses rebuilding the stockpiles that they slashed during the recession.”
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With the increased activity, the US is also “likely” to see “steady hiring.” However, “economists caution that it will only be enough to chip away at the 9.8 percent unemployment rate this year.” But even so, “they expect it will give the economy a shot of momentum, putting more money into people’s pockets,” which in turn will lead to more spending and therefore “more hiring in other areas of the economy.”
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Rechargeable and non-rechargable batteries are currently used as power sources for portable warfighter devices such as field radios, night vision devices, weapon sights, GPS units, etc.
In terms of battery capacity, average warfighter electronics consume power equivalent to that of 88 AA batteries over the course of an average 5 day mission. The burden and distraction of using battery based power sources in the field is at best a nuisance, and can become deadly under the worst of circumstances. Current needs for warfighter device power sources are zero to low user intervention, increased efficiency, weight reduction, power sources that outlast mission durations, 36 • Jan/Feb 2011 A Z METALWORKER • 66 •Mar/Apr 2010
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a l l a t t h e l owe s t possible costs. What characteristics would be desirable for an ideal power source for warfighter portable electronic devices? First, the source would self-generate or harvest enough energy from the environment and/ or other sources to keep electronic devices running indefinitely. Secondly, the ideal source would require little, if any, inter vention from the user, be wearable, lightweight, small, rugged, and low in cost. Lastly, the ideal power source would be low profile, making it easy to integrate into the device that it powers.
The development and use of solar and fuel cells over the past few years has aimed at producing an ideal power source for portable devices. These attempts, however, have fallen dismally short of the characteristics described above. Solar cells have been shown to have the highest energy density of the known energy harvesting technologies. They are generally rugged, lightweight, low in cost, but suffer from efficiencies of less than 20%. To obtain enough power to re-charge battlefield electronics, one must build large arrays of these cells, making them impractical in wearable, portable applications. REPPS, Rucksack Enhanced Portable Power System is an example of a “portable” system and the size solar arrays must be to charge battlefield electronics. The system is portable, and folds out to obtain enough solar energy to re-charge batteries in the field. However, this usage model presupposes that one must monitor the battery energy level in portable warfighter equipment,
and periodically change the battery and/ or recharge it, requiring maximum use intervention on the part of the user. Also, the system is useless at night, thus requiring the user to charge reserve batteries in daylight hours, for nighttime use. Fuel cells are portable, but are generally large, heavy, and are presently about 2 years from available deployment. When they are available, they will solve the nighttime use problem, however, they will still require intervention by the user, to replace and refill fuel reservoirs, thus only moving the intervention problem from charging a battery to refilling a reservoir. Again, using fuel cells presupposes that one must monitor the battery energy level in portable warfighter equipment, periodically change or recharge the fuel cell, requiring maximum use intervention on the part of the user. Lastly, when available, they are likely to be high in cost. A very attractive alternative to solar and fuel cell technologies is a methodology and technique recently developed called the Light Engine. The Light Engine is an energy harvesting technique that can harvest energy from any available source, store that captured energy, keeping the rechargeable batteries in a portable warfighter device continually recharged.The technique can also be used to extend the battery life in non-rechargeable battery systems. The Light Engine technique is totally autonomous and operates in the background, and requires little if any user intervention in re-chargeable battery systems. The implementation of this technique with a commercial iPhone has proven to be wearable, lightweight, small, rugged, and low in cost. The Light Engine is easily integrated into the device or case of the device that it powers. Lastly, even as warfighter portable device battery capacity increases or is replaced with innovation over time, the Light Engine will continue to add extension to battery or storage medium lifetime, operating in the background, living off the land, and utilizing environmental energy to power warfighter electronics.
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TheByOil Baron Bulletin Brett Reynolds, the Coolant Guy Volume 6
So what’s the price? Making an argument for quality. Dear friends, Generally when a customer purchases a metalworking fluid, they are most concerned about the upfront price of the product being considered. But I must tell you; most don’t take into consideration of the overall cost of the fluid over its life expectancy. It is always good to feel like you’re getting a good deal, but consider this, are you really? If your metalworking fluid goes bad every four to five months, and then you have to dispose of it, incurring even more costs, are you really money ahead? When considering which metalworking fluid to use in your shop, take into consideration the quality of the product you are about to purchase. If the price of the product and the benefits, which the manufacturer proclaims seems too good to be true, well… I hate to tell you, it most likely is. The old saying still rings true; you get what you pay for. I’m a firm believer in proper coolant maintenance. Keeping your concentration within the factory recommended range, skimming your coolant of free oils, using quality water and mixing the metalworking fluid properly, is paramount to getting the most out of your metalworking fluid investment. Higher end fluids cost more because of the quality of the ingredients used to manufacture them. There is a reason why a $30.00 per gallon fluid costs more than a $15.00 per gallon fluid. If you invest in a high quality fluid, and properly maintain it, you could expect to get one to two years or more life from that product before ultimately having to dispose of it. If a customer chooses to neglect and misuse their metalworking fluid, sooner or later instead of paying twenty to forty cents per gallon of mixed coolant, now you’re going to end up paying two to three dollars per gallon additional cost to just get rid of it! So as you can see, it pays to purchase a high quality fluid and maintain the fluid to the specifications that the manufacturer recommends. There’s another old saying in the sales industry when it comes to quality; you’ve might even have heard of it, either you pay me now, or pay me later, but one way or another, you’re going to pay me. Stay tuned for more useful coolant tips from The Coolant Guy! Best regards,
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Metalforming Companies Optimistic About 2011 Business Conditions According to the January 2011 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, “metalforming companies are optimistic about business conditions during the next three months. Conducted monthly, the report is an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 119 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada. The January report shows that 47% of participants forecast an improvement in economic activity during the next three months (up from 40% in December), 43% predict that activity will remain unchanged (compared to 46% last month) and only 10% report that activity will decline (down from 14% in December). Metalforming companies also expect improvement in incoming orders for the next three months. Average daily shipping levels remained steady in January. Twenty-six percent of participants report that shipping levels are above levels of three months ago (compared to 27% in December), 50% report that shipping levels are the same as three months ago (up from 38% last month), and 24% report a decrease in shipping levels. The percentage of metalforming companies with a portion of their workforce on short time or layoff decreased to 12% in January from 16% in December.The number is at its lowest level since October 2007. And, a current poll conducted by MetalForming magazine reports that 31 percent of respondents are ‘hiring back in a big way to handle rapid growth in orders’.
Micro 100 Tool Corp. NW Regional Sales Manager Celebrates 25 Years! Max Steinbach, N.W. Regional Sales Mgr. has been with Micro 100 for 25 years. Max began with the company shortly after their relocation to Idaho from California. His job has been, and is the building and managing of seven (7) Northwestern States. These are the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana,Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. Max has a strong commitment to his distribution group as well as his customers. Customers have always been, “Job One”, no exceptions. Max was born and raised in Idaho, attended Boise State College, and has a pedigree in Business Management/Retail Sales and Auto Mechanics. Prior to working for Micro-100, Max was a district manager for Snap-On Tools. Max has a hands-on education in direct market sales and a practical education in the manufacture and repair in the automobile industry. Max and his wife are native to the Meridian, and continue to work, helping customers in each of their chosen fields. If you would like to contact Max, you can reach him at the factory, Monday through Friday or on his cell service. The numbers are Factory: 1-800-6353080 or Cell: 1-208-863-1980. He can also be reached by e-mail @ email@example.com.
Northrop Grumman’s Hunter ‘Flying Robot’ pilot helps findReaches IEDs in Helmand 100,000 Flight Hours Operational Milestone Lance Corporal Rob McInerney is currently working at the forefront of counter-IED operations in Afghanistan piloting the Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Hunter Unmanned Aircraftsystem. System ‘Flying Robot’, which is part of the Talisman counter-IED (UAS), in use with the U.S. Army since 1996, recently surpassed 100,000 flighthas hours in service, more 72,000 which were flown Talisman been designed to than provide an of increased level of in assurance combat. along routes throughout the region. It consists of a suite of cutting-edge equipment, including armoured vehicles, The MQ-5B Hunter, which is currentlyvehicles. deployed supporting optical cameras and remote-controlled contingency operations across the globe, provides warfighters with state-of-the-art reconnaissance, target (RSTA), This life-saving equipmentsurveillance, is being used to acquisition support combat communications relay and weapons delivery. logistic patrols, which can comprise several hundred vehicles and trek through the country delivering vital supplies to bases “This a significant accomplishment,” foris the troops on the front line. said Chris Jones, vice president and general manager of the Integrated Logistics and Modernization Division for Northrop Grumman’s Technical Services sector. “We’ll recognize Lance Corporal Rob McInerney, aged 26, serves with 15 Field this significant milestone with our nation’s warfighters everywhere Support Squadron, part of 21 Engineer Regiment - the first men and women of Northrop Grumman support them. Hunter will troops to tobe useanthe new system on the Afghanistan. continue extremely adaptable andground highly in reliable platformSee for Related News. the U.S. Army well into the future.” role is Hunter to pilot was the MAV (Microfirst Air fielded Vehicle), otherwise knownis TheHisRQ-5A the Army’s UAS. The MQ-5B as the ‘Flying Robot’ or ‘T-Hawk’: the next-generation Hunter, continuing a legacy of service to Army corps, division and brigade warfighters. Flying over the battlefield with MAV is a optoelectronic great piece of payload, kit and complements the rest of its“The multi-mission the MQ-5B gathers RSTA the equipment,” said. MAV hasvideo two cameras which feed information in real he time and“The relays it via link to commanders to a laptop so that the commander is then better andinformation soldiers on back the ground. placed to make decisions. The MQ-5B Hunter is distinguished by its heavy fuel engines, its “wet” “We have been involved in wing a fewwith contacts on a couple the (fuel-carrying) extended center weapons-capable hardofpoints andoperations a modern avionics suite.been The MQ-5B Hunter system uses the Army’s that we have on, which made the day interesting! One System control terminal. also The most ground satisfying part station of the and tourremote for mevideo is when we getIt the carries package to that extend theaim radio range of guys atocommunications their destinationrelay safely; after all, is the of our job!” warfighters. A differential GPS automatic takeoff and landing system is under development Hunter. has been with 15 Field Support Lance Corporal for McInerney Squadron, based in Ripon, North Yorkshire, since they re-roled “I am extremely proud ofSquadron our outstanding of operator: Northrop from a Field Support in whichHunter he wasteam a plant Grumman professionals who serve alongside the warfighter in the oflearn the critical intelligence, and “It performance has been good to something new but I amsurveillance looking forward reconnaissance mission,” said Jim Perry, Northrop Grumman Technical to getting back to plant,” he said. Services’ program manager. “This feat reflects the technical expertise, professionalism, hard work and pride of the Northrop Grumman He is also looking forward to getting back to the UK to see his engineers, maintainers and operators on a sustained basis.” fiancée, Laura, and his daughter, Anna, who is only five months old: The MQ-5B features a robust, fixed-wing, twin tail-boom design with redundant control systems powered by two heavy fuel engines – one “She was bornand twoanother weeks tobefore came out here so it will be engine to “push” “pull” Ithe air vehicle. Another Hunter amazing to see the difference in her now,” he added. capability is its relay mode that allows one Hunter to be controlled by another UAV at extended ranges or over terrain obstacles typical of Lance Corporal McInerney has two other brothers serving in the those found in the Balkans and Afghanistan. Army. One is serving with the Royal Signals and the other is due deploy on operations soon. He said: To to replace obsolete systems, quite increase readiness and reduce the logistics burden on soldiers, Northrop Grumman integrated a new suite of “My brother Dave, who upgraded is in 9 Para[chute] Squadron, Royal avionics for Hunter, including flight and mission computers, an Engineers, due to deploy Afghanistan on the next tour and auxiliary powerisdistribution unit,tothe LN-251 inertial navigation system I wish good luck.” with GPS,him a downsized data link system and an APX-118 Identification Friend or Foe transponder.The avionics suite improves performance by
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Abound Solar to Build Largest Thin-Film Solar Module Manufacturing Plant in the United States Abound Solar, a manufacturer of next-generation, cadmium telluride, thin-film photovoltaic solar modules, recently announced that it has leased a 781,750 square foot facility in Tipton, Ind., where it will be establishing a solar module manufacturing plant. Abound Solar was able to complete the transaction following the closing of a previously announced $400 million U.S. Department of Energy loan guarantee and $110 million equity investment. The facility, located at the intersection of U.S. 31 and Ind. 28 and comprising 104 acres in total, has been purchased by an investment group led by the W.W. Reynolds Companies, a real estate development firm based in Boulder, Colo., from the trust of contractors that has held the property since the 2009 bankruptcy of the former owner, Getrag Transmission Manufacturing LLC. Abound Solar has entered into a long-term lease with the W.W. Reynolds Companies that enables the company to make A2Z METALWORKER
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orders, as well as the design, development and successful marketing of the Ocelot for competition in, and ultimate contract award for, the United Kingdom’s Light Protected Patrol Vehicle program in which deliveries are scheduled to begin in the second half of 2011. I am extremely proud of the outstanding efforts from all of our employees worldwide who contributed to the success of the company in 2010. We look forward to continuing to grow the business from the strong base that has been established.” Michael Moody, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Force Protection Inc., further commented, “Responding to the needs of the customer remains paramount, and today’s announcement is a direct reflection on the significant efforts we have undertaken to further differentiate Force Protection in the marketplace. As we have done with the development of the uniquely-positioned Ocelot, Force Protection will continue to leverage its innovative and nimble operating culture to provide our customers with exceptional survivability solutions and ensure that the troops have the best resources available to promote success on the battlefield.”
Top 3 States with Highest Solar Energy Potential After researching states all across the country and compiling the information into one report, Arizona State University’s School of Business named the top three states that would benefit the most from solar energy: Arizona, Colorado, and Georgia.
While the conclusion was based on many factors, it was mostly determined according to how much sunlight the state receives and how much electricity is currently costing the state’s residents. Because electricity is more expensive in some states than others, cash-strapped residents are more likely to be interested in alternate energy sources. Colorado’s number-two slot is a clear indication that the solar initiatives that Governor Bill Ritter has backed in the past year are helping. The progress comes mostly from the Colorado Industrial Energy Challenge, which has encouraged state companies with high energy bills to turn to solar energy to cut costs. Individual consumers have also been able to catch a break with state- and utility-sponsored rebates for new solar installations. Major players in the solar energy game include Denver public schools, Colorado State University at Boulder, and Denver International Airport. And with 300+ days of sunshine a year, it’s only a short time before these installations will be making a mark on the local energy grid. Georgia residents, on the other hand, aren’t quite as willing to take advantage of their prime solar-generating conditions. This is in large part due to the state’s already low energy costs—a factor that will undoubtedly slow progress for now.
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“I will continue to fight for every federal dollar I can to bring home and support jobs in the Southern Tier that will in turn support our troops in the field,” said Hinchey, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee.
USA Today reports the $858 billion tax plan “approved by Congress in December included a surprise 2% reduction in payroll taxes for 2011, in what amounts to a $120 billion bet that Americans will spend the money and help juice the economy.” If “you earn $100,000 a year or more, that temporary tax reduction will mean an extra $2,000 this year - almost $40 more in your paycheck every week.” Economists “are estimating that by putting more cash in our pockets - ready to spend - the tax package taken altogether could add between 0.5% to a full point to GDP growth this year.”
L-3 Awarded U.S. Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Contract L-3 Communications announced that its Systems Field Support (SFS) division was awarded an initial$8.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command (AETC) to provide trainer maintenance and precision measurement and equipment laboratory (PMEL) support. The total value of the contract with options is approximately $53 million over five years. Under this competitively awarded contract, L-3 will support AETC’s 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard AFB, Texas with maintenance and operations support of aircraft trainers, ground instructional training aircraft, civil engineering trainers, PMEL, munitions storage areas, aerospace ground equipment (AGE) and associated support equipment. The L-3 SFS has been providing trainer and equipment maintenance services at Sheppard AFB for more than 20 years. L-3 SFS maintains more than 13,000 training devices and pieces of support equipment there, including A-10, B-52, C-130, C-135, F-15, F-16, H-53,T-38 and RQ-1L aircraft, A Z METALWORKER • 44 • Jan/Feb 2011 2
Another new contract was awarded to Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft to sustain the Navy’s fleet of H-60 helicopters. This contract -- worth $179 million -- will improve the fleet’s performance at costs lower than replacing the helicopters, according to Hinchey. In early December, Lockheed Martin got a $45 million contract from the Navy to develop various air vehicles and ground control systems for the U.S. Marine Corps. Lockheed Martin is also teaming with Sikorsky in a bid on the U.S. Air Force’s HH-60 Personnel Recovery Recapitalization Program to replace 112 HH-60G Pave Hawks with an equal number of new state-of-the art aircraft. The contract is expected to be awarded sometime in 2012.
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with Hartwig are nice, friendly, and very helpful.” Salm went on to say that Hartwig’s superior service was the main reason why he will continue doing business with them for all of his machining needs. Aero-Space Tooling & Machining is now doing the work of three machines on just one. They use 6.5 hours of unmanned operations each night. The GF AgieCharmilles Mikron Vario 600 5-axis machining center with 20,000 rpm, and an 8-station pallet station from Hartwig are why Salm can run it at night unmanned. The machine finishes the parts so well that he doesn’t even need a deburring machine anymore. Now, that’s cost savings for you! He’s thinking about purchasing another one shortly!
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BAE to Upgrade US Army Bradley Fighting Vehicle BAE Systems has received a contract modification to provide engineering enhancements and technological updates for the US Army’s Bradley fighting vehicle. Under the $34m contract, BAE will support engineering enhancements that include improved digital architecture, embedded maintenance training and integrated survivability improvements. The upgrades will allow soldiers to operate vehicle combat systems to their maximum potential in providing survivability, mobility, lethality, protection and safety to soldiers. The Bradley was designed to operate as an infantry fighting vehicle, cavalry fighting vehicle, fire support vehicle, command vehicle and engineer squad vehicle for US Army heavy brigade combat teams.
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Foothills Machinery Sales Holds Open House With MasterCam Training After 22 years of partnership, Foothills Machinery Sales and MasterCam continue their long standing relationship with the introduction of X5. FMS held an open house in December to highlight the latest features that MasterCam is offering programmers with this new release. Features like high speed machining, Optirough, Hybrid Finishing, Automatic Geometric Identity Profiling and Recognition, Improved Multi-axis toolpath interface, tool library formats are just a few of the new improvements that will help shops be more productive. Attendees were treated to morning and afternoon classes to help them get up to speed on the new release.
Northrop Grumman Delivers 20,000th LN-200 Inertial Measurement Unit
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Haas Automation to Host HaasTec Open House at So. Cal Facility in March For the first time in more than 7 years, Haas Automation, Inc. – America’s leading machine tool builder – will host an open house at its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Oxnard, CA. HaasTec, scheduled for March 10 through 12, 2011, from 10 am to 4 pm daily, will include machine demos, factory tours, a catered lunch, and more. Visitors to HaasTec will see the latest Haas CNC technology up close and in great detail, with 20 machines cutting metal, including the new generation ST and DS turning centers, with y-axis and dual-spindle capabilities. There will be guided factory tours – both above and on the production floor – to see how Haas machines are built; and representatives from major tooling, workholding, and CAD/CAM manufacturers will be on hand to share their insight and show their products. Registration for HaasTec is free, and available online at www.HaasCNC.com/openday. Guests who register by February 1 are automatically entered to win an all-expenses paid trip to California to attend HaasTec, and guests who register by March 1 will receive a limited-edition Haas cap at the open house.
Obama Asks GE’s Immelt to Head Economic Advisory Panel President Barack Obama named Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric Co.’s chief executive officer, to head his outside panel of economic advisers, replacing former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. A2Z METALWORKER
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Announcing Immelt’s appointment to take the helm of the newly renamed President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, Obama said the economy is “in a different place” from where it was during the economic crisis, and new ideas are needed to keep the momentum going. “The past two years was about moving our economy back from the brink,” Obama said alongside Immelt in Schenectady, New York, home to the birthplace of GE’s energy business. “Our job now is putting our economy into overdrive.” He called Immelt “one of the nation’s most respected and admired business leaders.” As head of the world’s biggest maker of jet engines, medical-imaging equipment and power-plant turbines, Immelt gives the White House a corporate heavyweight to help burnish Obama’s pro-business credentials. Immelt, 54, GE’s CEO since 2001, is an original member of the panel, which was formed as the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board in February 2009. Immelt said while more than half of GE’s
GE had 304,000 employees at the end of 2009, with about 134,000 based in the U.S.
that Obama announced shortly after his 2008 election with Volcker standing beside him.The board was meant to bring together business executives and other experts to advise the president on combating the worst recession since the Great Depression.
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The GE chief executive has sounded many of the administration’s themes: boosting jobs through U.S. exports, ensuring companies can compete with those in China and India, and jumpstarting a clean-energy economy.
Members of the existing advisory board include RobertWolf, head of UBS AG’s Americas unit, Jim Owens, former chairman of Caterpillar Inc., and Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO labor union federation.
Immelt and GE have clashed with the administration on some fronts, including funding for the company’s alternative engine for Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Joint Strike Fighter and some aspects of the financial regulatory overhaul.
Immelt, a self-described Republican, has emerged as one of Obama’s most visible outside economic advisers. In addition to the summit in India, he was among the executives who met with Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao this week and later attended the state dinner honoring the Asian leader.
revenue comes from outside the U.S., he wants to ensure that “this is the most competitive country in the world.”
Still Opposed The administration reiterated its opposition to the jet engine program. “The secretary of defense, the president have made the point that this is not something that we need,”White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to Schenectady. Immelt will head the renamed advisory panel
Solutions Inc. CEO Greg Brown and Honeywell International Inc. Chairman David Cote -- who have voiced support for Obama policies. The four serve on several of the president’s outside advisory boards. Corporate Profits Soar Even as some executives and the Chamber of Commerce have criticized Obama, U.S. corporate profits in the third quarter of 2010 exceeded the 2006 high reached before the recession. Optimism about the economy among CEOs of the largest companies rose in the fourth quarter to the highest level since the start of 2006, according to a Business Roundtable survey. GE has announced 6,500 new U.S. manufacturing jobs and retained more than 8,700 permanent and temporary positions across its manufacturing units in the past two years.
GE, which received regulatory approval for the sale of a majority stake in its NBC Universal unit to Comcast Corp, has also made its presence known in Washington through lobbying: It spent $39.3 million in 2010, more than any other company, new Senate filings show.
Many of the jobs are tied to Immelt’s export push. GE announced joint ventures and orders for Chinese rail, aviation and energy projects that may yield $2.1 billion in sales, creating or retaining about 5,000 jobs. To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Silva in Washington at msilva34@ bloomberg.net.
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Steel Arizona Tool Steel LLC_ __ 480-784-1600 Marzee Inc.________ 602-269-5801 Metal Supermarkets_ __ 801-972-2441 Washers LeeSpring_________ 480-539-5704 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Erickson Metals______ 877-543-6061 Metal Supermarkets_ __ 801-972-2441 Western States Metals__801-978-0562 NEW MACHINERY CHIP CUTTING CNC Drilling/Tapping Hardinge_ ________ 909-225-9292 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 CNC Mills Action Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 Automatics & Machinery_ 303-651-6545 AME, Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Foothills Machinery____ 303-466-3777 Fuchs Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Hartwig Inc.________ 303-373-9450 J.M. Grisley_ _______ 801-486-7519 Machine Mart_______ 303-853-8665 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons Mach Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 New West_ ________ 801-561-2001 Smith Machinery Co_ ___801-263-6403 Todd Machinery_______ 801-294-6390 Triad Machine________303-424-0268 CNC Mills: Tabletop Taig Tools_ _________480.895.6978
CNC Lathes Action Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 AME, Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Automatics & Machinery Co_ 303-651-6545 Foothills Machinery____ 303-466-3777 Fuchs Machinery_ _____303-744-1205 J.M. Grisley_ _____ 801-486-7519 Hartwig Inc.________ 303-373-9450 Machine Mart____ ___303-853-8665 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons Mach Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Muratec__________949-466-8255 New West_ _________801-561-2001 Smith Machinery Co_ __ 801-263-6403 Todd Machinery______ 801-294-6390 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 CNC Lathes: Tabletop Taig Tools_ ________ 480-895-6978 CNC Swiss Turn Machines AME, Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Automatics & Machinery_ 303-651-6545 Machine Mart_______ 303-853-8665 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons Mach Tools_ _ 303-571-4933
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Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 New West_ ________ 801-561-2001 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Machines Action Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 AME, Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Automatics & Machinery___ 303-651-6545 EDM Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 Machine Mart_______ 303-853-8665 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons Mach Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Smith Machinery Co_ __ 801-263-6403 Todd Machinery______ 801-294-6390 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Tooling Systems EDM Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 EDM Perform. Access.____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 End Mills Helical Solutions_ ____ 866-543-5422 GRINDING Grinding Filtration Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800--809-3901 Grinding Machines DCM Tech __________800-533-5339 Fuchs Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Hardinge_ ________ 909-225-9292 Moncktons Mach Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Aircraft brake rotor DCM Tech __________800-533-5339 Grinders, Rotary Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech __________800-533-5339 Manual Lathes & Mills AME, Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Hardinge_ ________ 909-225-9292
Sawing Machines Fuchs Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Jorgensen Machine Tools_ 800-952-0151 Machine Mart_______ 303-853-8665 Moncktons Mach Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 New West_ ________ 801-561-2001 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Saw Replacement Parts Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303-761-3000 Tool Grinders Punch & Die DCM Tech __________800-533-5339 NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION Band Saws Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 Cold Saws Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 CNC Punching Centers Fuchs Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Iron Workers Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 Jorgensen Machine Tools_ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutters Action Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 Automatics & Machinery _ 303-651-6545 Fuchs Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Machine Mart_______ 303-853-8665 Moncktons Mach Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 New West_ ________ 801-561-2001 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Sidley Diamond Tool_ __ 800-544-9070 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Pipe &Tube Benders/Notchers Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Plasma/Gas CuttingSystems Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 Plate Rolls Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 Jorgensen Machine Tools_ 800-952-0151
Press Brakes Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 Fuchs Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Jorgensen Machine Tools_ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Shearing Machines Action Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 Fuchs Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Jorgensen Machine Tools_ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Turret Press Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 Welding Equipment Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303-761-3000 OTHER ACCESSORIES Tooling Systems USA EDM Supply_ ______480-836-8330 PROG. SYSTEMS Factory Automation/Logistics Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD Delcam_ __________ 801-949-6769 AME, Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 New West_ ________ 801-561-2001 Feature Cam_ ______ 602-502-9654 Software, Inv. Control Delcam____________801-949-6769 Software, Solid Modeling Delcam____________801-949-6769 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY APEX CAD Prod_ ______ 970-314-9772 3D Parts To Go________801-380-7935 Rapid Prototyping APEX CAD Products_____970-314-9772 Seal Methods_ ________ 800-423-4777 Rapid Manufacturing APEX CAD Products_____970-314-9772
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 Valves (Hydraulic, Pneumatic) All World Machinery Supply_815-943-9111 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated Systems Inc__ 928-649-9600 SAFETY ATS Inds. Supply _____801-978-4428 SERVICES Appraisals/Auctions Machine Mart_______ 303-853-8665 Consultant, ISO BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 Control Point Tech_________ 435-225-3700 MEP _ ____________ 801-863-7001 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Calibration Services Advanced Coord. Tech _ __ 303-469-6161 Klontech Industrial Sales__480-948-1871 Commercial Photography Travis Minnig Studios___ 801-543-9725 Contract Inspection Advanced Coord. Tech _ __ 303-469-6161 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Contract Programming Total Quality Systems Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Education Ogden-Weber Tech College__801-395-3795 Electrical/ Lighting Services Integrity Electrical Solutions__ 303-761-6176 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech _ __ 303-469-6161 First Article Inspection Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 303-469-6161 Datum Inspection_ ______602-997-1340 A Z METALWORKER • 53 • Jan/Feb 2011 A Z METALWORKER • 53 • Jan/Feb 2011 2 2
Orion Registrar _ _______ 303-645-4017 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 ISO Registrar Orion Registrar _ _______ 303-645-4017 ISO Certification Control Point Tech_______435-225-3700 Gladhill Associates_______719-495-8045 MEP _ ____________801-863-7001 Lean Manufacturing Control Point Tech_ ______ 435-225-3700 Liquid Penetrant MEP _ ____________ 801-863-7001 Team Industrial Services____801-397-2202 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Machine Tool Rebuilding Team Industrial Services____602-269-7868 EDM Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 Machine Repair/Servicing Process Improvement Jorgensen Machine Tools___800-952-0151 BMSC _ _____________ 602-445-9400 MAG Particle Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Team Industrial Services____801-397-2202 Rapid Prototyping Team Industrial Services____602-269-7868 3D Parts To Go_ _____ 801-380-7935 Manufacturing Rep Seal Methods_ ______ 800-423-4777 ProSalez____________480-773-3239 Reverse Engineering Process Improvement/ Audit Advanced Coord. Tech ___ _303-469-6161 BMSC _ _____________ 602-445-9400 Diversified Metal Services___ 801-972-6093 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Recycling Rigging Iron & Metals, Inc_________ 303-292-5555 IRH ____________801-972-5581 Voice/Data Services Heavyhaul IRH _ ___________ 801-972-5581 Injection Molding 3D Parts To Go_ _____ 801-380-7935 Inspection Services Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 303-469-6161 Datum Inspection_ ______602-997-1340 Team Industrial Services____801-397-2202 Team Industrial Services____602-269-7868
Integrity Electrical Solutions__ 303-761-6176
X-Ray Certified Inspection Service_ _602-267-0661 Semiray____________602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services____801-397-2202 Team Industrial Services____602-269-7868 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC _ _____________ 602-445-9400 Control Point Tech_______435-225-3700 MEP _ ____________801-863-7001
Spindle Rebuilding Setco-Pope Spindles______866-362-0699 Staffing Resource Mfg_________801-265-1999 Statistical Process Control Total Quality Systems Inc.__ 480-377-6422 SHOP FLOOR AUTOMATION Hardware: USB Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825
Scheduling Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Serial Port Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Software:CNC Networking 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 Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 CNC Machining Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Conventional Machining Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Machining Software Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 USED MACHINERY Automatics & Machinery Co__ 303-651-6545 Denver Machine Tool Inc.___ 303-324-0448 EDM Network_ ________ 480-836-1782 Jorgensen Machine Tools___800-952-0151 K.D. Capital Equipment____480-922-1674 Machine Mart_________303-853-8665 Methods West_________602-437-2220 S&S Machinery Sales_____602-368-8542
WATERJET CUTTING Action Machine________303-532-2900 Fabricating Equip Sales___ 303-466-7342 FLOW Intl.___________909-620-5707 Global EDM Supply_____480-836-8330 Jorgensen Machine Tools___800-952-0151 OMAX Corp_________800-838-0343 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc_ _______800--809-3901 WELD CLEANER Capital Weld Cleaners___ 480-967-0016
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Precision Casting Repair_ _ 801-972-2345 BROACHING Ponderosa Ind_________303-298-1801 Specialty Steel Services___ 801-539-8252
ASSEMBLIES Alfred Manufacturing_____ 303-302-7138 Bar-S Machine_________ 928-636-2115 CGS Technologies_ ______623-869-0600 Cimtech_ ___________ 801-373-6813 High Precision Devices_____303-447-2558 Prescott’s Manufacturing___ 719-482-5826 Seal Methods_ ________800-423-4777 Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 Wasatch Laser Processing___801-972-3500 Welded Assemblies Weiser/Mile High Precision_ 303-280-2778 BENDING Harco Metal Products_____480-829-0450 JQ Enterprises__________801-975-0777 BONDING Diffusion Vacco Industries________ 626-443-7121 BRAZING
Turning: Automatic Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451
DESIGN/ CAD/CAM Bar-S Machine________ 928-636-2115 Coating: Metal Spray May Fundry & Machine___ 801-531-8931 Prime Machine_ ______ 801-575-8430 H& S Machine________ 801-755-7627 Castings: Repair DIE CASTING Precision Casting Repair_ _ 801-972-2345 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Watkins Tool & Supply_ __ 303-295-9603 Coating: Dry Film Lube DIES CLEANING Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Wasatch Metal Finishing_ _ 801-779-2020 Coating: Liquid DISTRIBUTION Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 COATING 303-302-7138 Alfred Manufacturing____ Accuwright Industries____ 480-892-9595 Coating: Nickel/Teflon/Chrome EDM Arizona Finishing______ 602-438-4443 Coating Technologies_ ___ 623-581-2648 EDM: Dialectric Systems Citech____________801-373-6813 LA Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 /Filtration Coating Technologies_ ___ 623-581-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Ebbco Inc_ _________ 586-716-5151 LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Coating Technologies_ ___ 623-581-2648 EDM: Drilling Small Hole Electro-Coating Services Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Vacco Industries________ 626-443-7121 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 COLD SPRAY EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Coating: Chem Film LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Accuwright Industries____ 480-892-9595 IDS Machining________ 801-779-9662 Innovative Precision_____ 801-334-6317 METCO Metal Finishing_ 602-276-4120 CASTINGS
Pilkington Metal Finishing_ _ 801-972-2146
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Dave Newman 3981 S 700 E Suite 9 Salt Lake City, UT 84107 Phone 801-265-1999
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Maverick Mold & Machine_ 303-833-5877 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Quality Mold_ _______ 480-892-5480 EDM: Wire Brendell Manufacturing___801-677-7700 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Cimtech_ ___________ 801-373-6813 Excalibur Manufacturing____719-520-5404 Foremaster Tool________801-737--0265 High Tech Mfg________ 801-972-2422 IDS Machining________ 801-779-9662 Innovative Precision______801-334-6317 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Paramount Machine_ ___ 801-282-2755 H&R Precision_________801-975-7400 Harco Metal Products_ ___ 480-829-0450 A2Z METALWORKER
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Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Kelly Martinez Machine Shop LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Lifetime Products, Inc. Phoenix Heat Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 P.O. Box 160010, Freeport Center, Bldg D-11 Clearfield, UT 84016 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 T: 801.726.5312 F: 801.728.1979 email: email@example.com Bead Blasting DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Polishing De-Rusting DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Wasatch Metal Finishing_ _801-779-2020 Powder Coating Glass Bead Clean Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Graining IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Hand Deburring: Precision MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Silk Screening H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Liquid Painting IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 Potting/Encapsulation MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 Passivation Precision Die Cutting Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Seal Methods_ _______ 800-423-4777 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Rapid Prototyping Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Seal Methods_ _______ 800-423-4777
Tumble Deburring Wasatch Metal Finishing_ _801-779-2020 Vibratory Finishing DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Wet Paint/CARC MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 FOUNDRY May Foundry & Machine_ 801-531-8931 State Brass Foundry & Mach._ 801-467-9461 GAS NITRIDING Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 GEAR CUTTING Delltronics, Inc________ 303-789-2661 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 Specialty Steel Svcs____ 801-539-8252
Quality Mold_ _______ 480-892-5480 ENGINEERING/DESIGN 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 Nuclear Filter Tech_____303-384-9785 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____602-437-8995 Gear Hobbing Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 GRINDING ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Mountain View_ ______435-755-0500 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Sangat Precision_______ 303-702-1544 Steel Services Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding, Blanchard Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Steel Services Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding: OD Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____602-437-8995 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding: Surface ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Quality Mold_ _______480-892-5480 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 GALVANIZING Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789
FABRICATION Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Aero Tech_ _______ 801-292-0493 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_ 303-427-6419 Laser Concepts Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 CGS Technologies____ 623-869-0600 M-DOT Aerospace______ 480-921-4128 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Prime Machine_ _____ 801-575-8430 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Mountain View_ ______435-755-0500 TMM Precision _ ______800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision_303-280-2778 FINISHING WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 ___________480-892-7800 Wrico_ Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Fabrication: DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Medium & Large Galvanizing: Hot Dip Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 TMM Precision _ ______ 800-448-9448 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Fabrication: Steel Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Fabrication: Non-Metal Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Prime Machine_ _____ 801-575-8430 Fabrication: SheetMetal Weiser/Mile High Precision_303-280-2778 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Cimtech_________ 801-373-6813 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Enclosures Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064
Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375 Galvanizing: Zinc Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375 FORMING Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 HEAT TREATING Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 Mountain View_ ______435-755-0500 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 Processing___ 303-772-0250 Cryogenics Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Aluminum Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Nitriding Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Inspection Services Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 • 57 • Jan/Feb 2011 57 •Nov/Dec 2010
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EMI/RFI Shielding IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 Heat Sealing Seal Methods_ _______ 800-423-4777 Laminating Seal Methods_ _______ 800-423-4777 Wesco Laser Mchg.___303-765-5916 Laser Engraving 4 Axis Machining Inc.____ 303-295-1544 Vacco Industries______ 626-443-7121 Laser Marking 4 Axis Machining Inc.____ 303-295-1544 High Tech Mfg________ 801-972-2422 Vacco Industries______ 626-443-7121 LINE BORING WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 MACHINING Alfred Mfg_________ 303-302-7138 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Mountain View_ ______ 435-755-0500 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447
Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Seastom__________800-634-2356 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Viewpoint Mfg_______ 801-754-4285 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: 3D Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 Machining: 5 Axis 4 Axis Machining Inc.____303-295-1544 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 CNC Rescue_ ________ 801-266-2261 DaCo Precision Manuf._ __801-478-9000 Fauston_ __________303-420-7422 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Prime Machine_ _____ 801-575-8430 Sangat Precision_______ 303-702-1544 Machining: Aerospace H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 M-DOT Aerospace______ 480-921-4128 MSL Precision________480-773-3239 Machine Dynamics_ ____208-852-3100 Matrix Machine_____ 480-966-4451
Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024 Machine Dynamics_ ____208-852-3100 Matrix Machine_____ 480-966-4451 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 303-833-5877 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Mountain View_ ______435-755-0500 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount Machine_ ___801-282-2755 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Prescott’s Mfg_________719-482-5826 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Quality Mold_ _______480-892-5480 Quick Turn Precision_____801-334-6800 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Sangat Precision_______ 303-702-1544 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Viewpoint Manufacturing_ 801-754-4285 White Rock Inc._ _____ 435-750-6414 Machining: Contract
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Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024 Machine Dynamics_ ___ 208-852-3100 Matrix Machine______ 480-966-4451 M-DOT Aerospace_____ 480-921-4128 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Quality Mold_ ______480-892-5480 Reata Engineering & Mach_ 303-936-1350 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Sangat Precision_______ 303-702-1544 Viewpoint Manufacturing_801-754-4285 White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Mobile Field Service WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: Mold Base Maverick Mold & Machine_303-833-5877 Machining: Production 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 CNC Rescue_ _______ 801-266-2261 Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912
DaCo Precision Manuf._ __801-478-9000 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Fauston_ _________ 303-420-7422 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 High Tech Mfg_______ 801-972-2422 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 MSL Precision_______480-773-3239 Machine Dynamics_ ___ 208-852-3100 Paramount Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 Prescott’s Mfg________719-482-5826 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Reata Engineering & Mach_ 303-936-1350 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Viewpoint Manufacturing_801-754-4285 White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Prototype 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 4 Axis Machining Inc.____303-295-1544 Accutech Machine______801-975-11174 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700
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Reata Engineering & Mach_ 303-936-1350 Seastrom_ _________800-634-2356 Viewpoint Manufacturing_801-754-4285 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: Semiconductor Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Machining: Swiss 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 High Tech Mfg_______ 801-972-2422 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 White Rock _ _________ 435-750-6414 Machining: Ultra-Precision CNC Rescue_ _______ 801-266-2261 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Turning American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 Fauston_ _________ 303-420-7422 IDS Machining_ _____ 801-779-9662 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 Leading Edge Machine_ __ 435-563-9425 M-DOT Aerospace_____ 480-921-4128 Mountain View_______435-755-0500 MSL Precision_______480-773-3239 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 Quick Turn Precision_ __801-334-6800 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447
Wesco Laser Mchg______ 303-765-5916 Machining:Medical Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Prescott’s Mfg________ 719-482-5826 Machining: Milling American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 Mountain View_______435-755-0500 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Machining: Precision 4 Axis Machining Inc.___ 303-295-1544 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Central Valley Machine__435-752-0934 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Sangat Precision_______ 303-702-1544 Machining: Waterjet Colorado Waterjet_ ___970-532-5404 Quick Turn Precision_ __801-334-6800 MANUFACTURING Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Group Mfg Serv______480-966-3952 High Precision Devices_ __303-447-2558 Prescott’s Manufacturing___719-482-5826 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Contract Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Dee’s Machine Shop_ __ 801-262-1031 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech_ ________ 480-966-1591 Production Aero Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Laser Concepts Inc.____ 801-280-7723 Prescott’s Manufacturing___719-482-5826 Robotic CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Routering CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093
PARTS: MISC. Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 PHOTO FABRICATION Newcut Inc._ _______ 315-331-7680 PLATING METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 Small Part ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Turnkey Product Services MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Aero Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 Anodizing L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 METALIZING ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Accuwright Industries____ 480-892-9595 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 MOLDING: RUBBER Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Micro-Tronics, Inc______ 602-437-8995 POLISHING MOLDING: ARC Watkins Tool & Supply___ 303-295-9603 LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 MOLDS PRECISION FORMING Colorado Tool Design Inc_ __ 720-218-5246 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 JCB Precision Tool & Mold___ 303-292-4434 TMM Precision _ _____ 800-448-9448 Lifetime Products_ ______ 801-728-1260 Seal Methods_ _______ 800-423-4777 Maverick Mold & Machine_ _ 303-833-5877 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Prescott’s Manufacturing___ 719-482-5826 PROCESSING: METAL Quality Mold_ ________ 480-892-5480 Acid Pickle Molds: Blow MPI International_______956-631-6880 Lifetime Products_ ______ 801-728-1260 Chemical Molds: Construction LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 IDS Machining______ 801-779-9662 MPI International_______956-631-6880 Molds: Plastic Injection Plating Alodine JCB Precision Tool & Mold__303-292-4434 Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 MPI International_______956-631-6880 Phosphate Maverick Mold & Machine_ 303-833-5877 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 MPI International_______956-631-6880 Watkins Tool & Supply_ _ 303-295-9603 PUNCHING Molds: DieCast Design Group Manufacturing Serv_ 480-966-3952 Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 REPAIR Molds: Injection Design Bearing Surface Alfred Manufacturing_ 303-302-7138 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Hydraulic Cylinder Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 JCB Precision Tool & Mold_303-292-4434 Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 ROLL FORMING Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 Molds: Rotational ROUTERING, CNC 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Molds: Trim Die Design SAW CUTTING Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Molds Steel SHOT PEENING DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 Aero Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 SPINNING: METAL Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 Metal Spinning Solutions__ 480-899-0939 ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 SPLINES Jet Processing____ 623-869-6749x117 Specialty Steel Services__ 801-539-8252 Mil Spec Painting SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 Accuwright Industries____480-892-9595 SPRINGS PAINTING MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Flat & Wire Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 SPRING WORKS Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113
STAMPING Alfred Manufacturing____303-302-7138 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Harco Metal Products_ ___ 480-829-0450 Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Stamping:Aerospace Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Assembly Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Design Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Stamping:Flat Forming SPRING WORKS Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Light Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 SPRING WORKS Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Stamping:Precision Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Prototype Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Short Run Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 SWISS SCREW MCHG. Howard Screw Machine ___ 801-808-4106 Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024 Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 TAPPING Laser Concepts Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 TESTING Testing: Non-Destructive Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Pilkington Metal Finishing_801-972-2146 THERMAL SPRAY Accuwright Industries____480-892-9595 TOOL MAKING JCB Precision Tool & Mold_303-292-4434 TOOL & DIE Foremaster Tool______ 801-737--0265 JCB Precision Tool & Mold__ 303-292-4434 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 TOOLING Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Mountain View_ ______435-755-0500 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 TUBE FORMING Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Harco Metal Products_ ___ 480-829-0450 Formed Tubing Harco Metal Products_ ___ 480-829-0450
Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Tube Bending /Fabrication Harco Metal Products_ ___ 480-829-0450 Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 WATERJET CUTTING Colorado Waterjet_ __ 970-532-5404 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 JQ Enterprises________ 801-975-0777 Leading Edge Machine_ __435-563-9425 Marzee Inc._______ 602-269-5801 Mountain View_____ 435-755-0500 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Quick Turn Precision_____801-334-6800 WELDING Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 Cimtech_ __________ 801-373-6813 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Genesis_ __________ 303-449-6912 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Harco Metal Products_ ___ 480-829-0450 JQ Enterprises________ 801-975-0777 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Prime Machine_ _____ 801-575-8430 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Laser Concepts Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Mountain View_ ______435-755-0500 Precision Casting Repair_ _801-972-2345 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Quick Turn Precision_____801-334-6800 Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Welding: Aerospace Genesis_ __________ 303-449-6912 Welding: Aluminum Medium & Large Genesis_ __________ 303-449-6912 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Skyline Products________719-392-9046 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Welding: Orbital Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Welding: Precision Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Genesis_ __________ 303-449-6912 JPS Manufacturing_ ____480-367-9542 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Welding: Thin Wall Alum. Genesis_ ___________303-449-6912 Welding: TIG Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 Cimtech_ __________ 801-373-6813 Genesis_ __________ 303449-6912 A2Z METALWORKER METALWORKER •• A2Z
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Index of Advertisers 3rd Gen Machine...60 4 Axis Machining, Inc...57 Accutech Machine Inc...57 Accuwright Ind....58 Action Machine....50 Advanced Coord.Tech...51 Aero Tech Mfg...56 Alfred Manufacturing...10,58 All World Machinery Supply...12,51 Amcon...23 AME, Inc...51 American Mac’g & Engineering...59 Apex CAD Products...53 APEX Engineering...58 Arizona Finishing...58 Arizona Tool Steel...54 Arrow Sheet Metal...57 ATS Industrial Supply..13,51 Automatics & Machinery Co...51 Bar-S Machine, Inc...56 Bemsco...56 Blanchard Metals Proc...56 Blaser Swisslube...51 Brendell Manufacturing...60 BMSC...39,56 Capital Weld Cleaners..46,53 Castrol/Canyon State Oil ...50,51,64 Central Valley Machine...58 CGS Technologies...56 ChemResearch...57 Cimtech Corp...59 Cling’s Manufacturing...58 CNC Rescue...59 Coating Technologies...57 Collins Machine...60 Colorado Tool Design, Inc...58 Colorado Waterjet...58 Control Point Technologies...55 Cygnet Stamping...57 DaCo Precision Mfg...57 Datum Inspection Services...53 Davis Applied Tech College..52 Davis Manufacturing...59 DCM Tech...50 Dee’s Machine Shop...58 Delcam...51 Deltronics...56 Denver Machine Shop...56 Denver Machine Tool Inc....55 A2Z METALWORKER
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DMSI...55 DunRite Deburring...57 Ebbco Inc...51 EDM Network...22,52 EDM Performance Accessories...52 Erickson Metals...50 Excalibur Manufacturing..56 Fabricating Equipment Sales..34,52 Falcon Sheet Metal...59 Faustson...14,56 Flow Intl...29,50 Foothills Machinery..15,50 Foremaster Tool...59 Frontier Metal Stamping...60 Fuchs Machinery...50,52 Gage Lab Products...52 Genesis TIG Welding...60 Gladhill Assoc...36,50 Global EDM Supply...51 Group Manufacturing...56 H&R Precision...57 Hangsterfer’s...25,51 Harco Metal Products...55 Hardinge...50 Hartwig...27,45,50 HAAS Automation...2,50 Helical...52 High Precision Devices...56,59 High Tech Manufacturing...55 Horizon Carbide...52 Howard Screw Machined Prod...60 IDS Machining...59 IndustrialEX...55 Industrial Heat Treat Co...54 Innovative Precision...55 Integrated Electric Solutions..53 IRH...53 Iron & Metals, Inc...40,53 Iron Stitch...55 JCB Precision Tool & Mold...60 J.M. Grisley...50 Jet Processing...59 JPS Manufacturing...59 Jordan River Galvanizing...59 Jorgensen Machine Tools ...50,53 JQ Enterprises...60 K.D. Capital Equipment...52 Klontech Industrial..51,52 L.A. Specialties...56
L.A.R. Manufacturing...55 Laser Concepts...58 Leach Laser...57 Leading Edge Machine...58 Lewis Aerospace...55 Lifetime Products, Inc...56 M-Dot Aerospace...55 Machine Dynamics..58 Machine Mart...50 Machine Tools.com...42 Marzee...16,57 Matrix Machine Inc...56,57 Maverick Mold & Machine...55 May Foundry & Machine...54 MEP...52 Metal Processing Intl...60 Metal Spinning...56 Metal Supermarkets...26,52 Metco Metal Finishing...60 Methods ...50 Micro-Tronics Inc..21,55 Micro 100...30,51 Micropulse West ...55 Monckton Mach...2,41,50 Mountain View...55 Muratec...52 New West Machine Tool...51 Nuclear Filter Technology...59 Ogden-WeberTech College...52 OGP...51 Omax...50 Orion Registrar...52 Paramount Machine...56 Petersen Inc...58,59 Phoenix Heat Treating...58 Pilkington Metal Finishing...55 Pinnacle Precision...58 Ponderosa Industries...58 Powerhaus Precision...59 Precision Casting Repair...55 Precision Tech...59 Premac Machining...60 Premier Precision...58 Prescott’s Mfg...1,18,19,55 Prime Machine...55 Prototype Cafe ...8,59 Pro-Salez...54 Qualichem...51 Quality Mold...54
Quick Turn Precision...60 RD Machine...60 Radtech..59 Reata Eng. & Machine...57 ResourceMfg...33,56 Richards Fab...56 RMTMA...44 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...53 S&S Machinery...43,51 Samuel Son & CO....9,37 Sangat Precision...59 Seal Methods...55 Seastrom...17,54 Setco...51 Sharp...31 Shop Floor Automations...52 Shop Tools, Inc...51 Skydandee Mfg...54 Smith Machinery Co..5,35,50,63 Specialty Steel Serv....20,56 SPRING WORKS Utah...60 Star Metal Fluids...3,50,51,52 State Brass Foundry & Machine...56 Stevens Engineering...59 Superior Grinding...28,57 Sustaining Edge Solutions...51 Taig Tools...57 Team Industrial Services..14,50,52 Temp Processing...56 Tipco Punch...51 TMM Precision...59 Todd Machinery...50 Total Quality Systems...32,51 Triad Machinery...51 Tsugami...11 U S Shop Tools...3,51 Vacco Industries...10,58 Viewpoint Manufacturing...58 Wasatch Laser Forming...59 Wasatch Metal Finishing...57 Weiser/Mile High Precision...61 Wesco Laser Machining...57 Western States Metals...52 White Rock Inc...58 WMC Machining...59 Wrico Stamping...57
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