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“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” –W. Bruce Cameron (author, A Dog’s Journey) “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” (Roger A. Caras) Just before Christmas, we lost our dog Sophia. We’ve lost other dogs over the years, but with Sophia, a Bassett who loves to eat, it was more sudden than any others.There just wasn’t time to prepare. Maybe, too, Sophia had a more powerful influence on our lives. I don’t know — it was probably that.

We will miss Sophia dearly, but as we reminisce about her, we recognize just how good dogs are for us and how much they improve our lives.When you visit machine shops, it is amazing to see how many have a ‘company dog’, one that comes to work every day with its master.This company dog is invaluable in helping to create a positive energy each day for each and every employee. And when you stop to think about it, the traits that are associated with dogs are invaluable in business. Just think. Dogs are loyal and dependable.They are pack animals and they will protect all members of their pack. In business, we strive for a team, ‘a pack’, that shares these traits. In business, these are critical traits we should strive for equally with our clients and our team members. Dogs are consistent and persistent. Sophia’s soft sell puppy dog eyes and smile on her face all the time could soften even non-dog lovers. The lesson? Soft persistence can break through even the toughest customer. Dogs jump for joy when they are happy.When was the last time you showed unabashed joy? How infectious this would be if everyone in the company learned about a new customer win or a major company milestone through celebration? Dogs enjoy the journey. On Sophia’s walks, rolling on well trimmed lawns was integral to the success of her walk. In business, we use business plans to outline the destination, or end goal, but it is equally important to enjoy the journey to achieve this. Dogs do this well. Dogs accept who they are. Dogs don’t want to be a different breed or wish they were somewhere else.The lesson here is that you should never pretend to be something you are not. Dogs play everyday.When you play, its not just good physically, it good for your well-being. Researchers have found that the state of play helps to produce all four of these powerful feel-good hormones – endorphins, oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin. It’s no wonder, then, that play can produce so many positive mental health effects. Dogs find ways to overcome fear. Have you ever seen a Poodle taking on a German Shepard? We need this trait more than ever during this unprecedented COVID pandemic. Dogs comfort those who are feeling down. They sit close to them and nuzzle them gently. Couldn’t we all use this at work on a bad day? Dogs don’t hold grudges. Sure they may not be happy that they didn’t get their daily walk, but they won’t turn their back on you and ignore you. In the rare event we needed to yell at Sophia, she might go to another room to sulk for a few minutes, but then it was over. Dogs forgive us. In business, we often take ourselves way too seriously, when instead we can laugh some things off and come back tomorrow and it is likely that no further intervention was ever needed. Dogs love routines. For Sophia, whenever we’d leave the house, we’d say goodbye. Upon return, whether it was 10 minutes later or 9 hours later, she would greet us and run over to the pantry door where her treats were. She’d let out a loud bark for that small treat that always accompanied the return. In manufacturing businesses, standards associated with ISO and AS9100 instill in our work environment consistency and processes.

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In closing, I wish you an outstanding 2021.We’ve been through so much in 2020, and we could all stand to learn from dogs. Live in the moment, comfort those in need, and play everyday. God bless our troops, the loved ones who we’ve lost and our dedicated First Responders.

Linda Daly,Publisher

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Haas Factory Outlet-Phoenix Invites Machinists to CNC Training Mill and lathe classes are scheduled every other month. Each course consists of 3 days of hands on instruction led by a Haas Certified Instructor. Students will learn the basics of the Haas control, operation of machines, and Haas programming using G & M codes. Classes are held Monday through Wednesday from 3:30 to 7 pm. Please join us for an upcoming session of the Haas CNC training. We recommend registering as early as possible as class sizes are limited. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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IRS Issues Notice Allowing Partnerships and S Corporations to Deduct State and Local Taxes On November 9, the IRS announced it intends to introduce a proposed regulation allowing partnerships and S corporations to seek some relief from the $10,000 deduction limit on state and local taxes (SALT) under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by President Trump in 2017. Under this proposal, income tax payments paid by a partnership or S corporation on its income will not pass through to the individual partners and shareholder where it would be subject to the $10,000 SALT deduction limitation.While it is unknown when the IRS will issue this proposed regulation, the notice stated the rule will apply to income tax payments made on or after November 9, 2020. However, early reports indicate states may seek to capture some of those payments to help their own budgets. You can read IRS Notice 2020-75 here: https://www.irs. gov/pub/irs-drop/n-20-75.pdf.

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Announcements & Releases Continued Street awaits the vaccine and another targeted federal relief effort.

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• The Federal Reserve remains committed to keeping interest rates at or near zero for several years. The Fed also intends to continue its liquidity-boosting measures, though its officials have stated that monetary policy alone is likely insufficient to prop up the U.S. economy.

And in Knoxville, Tennessee, students on the University of Tennessee football team tuck proximity trackers under their shoulder pads during games — allowing the team’s medical director to trace which players may have spent more than 15 minutes near a teammate or an opposing player.

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The Hot New Covid Tech Is Wearable And Constantly Tracks You In Rochester, Michigan, Oakland University is preparing to hand out wearable devices to students that log skin temperature once a minute — or more than 1,400 times per day — in the hopes of pinpointing early signs of the coronavirus. In Plano, Texas, employees at the headquarters of Rent-A-Center recently started wearing proximity detectors that log their close contacts with one A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The powerful new surveillance systems, wearable devices that continuously monitor users, are the latest high-tech gadgets to emerge in the battle to hinder the coronavirus. Some sports leagues, factories and nursing homes have already deployed them. Resorts are rushing to adopt them. A few schools are preparing to try them. And the conference industry is eyeing them as a potential tool to help reopen convention centers. Companies and industry analysts say the wearable trackers fill an important gap in pandemic safety. Many employers and colleges have adopted virus screening tools like symptom-checking apps and temperature-scanning cameras. But they are not designed to catch the estimated 40% of people with COVID-19 infections who may never develop symptoms like fevers. Some offices have also adopted smartphone virus-tracing apps that detect users’ proximity. But the new wearable trackers serve a different audience: workplaces like factories where workers cannot bring their phones, or sports teams whose athletes spend Announcements Continued Page 12


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Announcements & Releases Continued time close together. This spring, when coronavirus infections began to spike, many professional football and basketball teams in the United States were already using sports performance monitoring technology from Kinexon, a company in Munich whose wearable sensors track data like an athlete’s speed and distance.The company quickly adapted its devices for the pandemic, introducing SafeZone, a system that logs close contacts between players or coaches and emits a warning light if they get within 6 feet.The NFL began requiring players, coaches and staff to wear the trackers in September. The data has helped trace the contacts of about 140 NFL players and personnel who have tested positive since September, including an outbreak among the Tennessee Titans, said Dr. Thom Mayer, the medical director of the NFL Players Association. The system is particularly helpful in ruling out people who spent less than 15 minutes near infected colleagues, he added. College football teams in the Southeastern Conference also use Kinexon trackers. Dr. Chris Klenck, the head team physician at the University of Tennessee, said the proximity data helped teams understand when the athletes spent more than 15 minutes close together. They discovered it was rarely on the field during games, but often on the sideline. “We’re able to tabulate that data, and from that information we can help identify people who are close contacts to someone who’s positive,” Klenck said. Civil rights and privacy experts warn that the spread of such wearable continuousmonitoring devices could lead to new forms of surveillance that outlast the pandemic — ushering into the real world the same kind of extensive tracking that companies like Facebook and Google have instituted online.They also caution that A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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N.M. SpinLaunch Plans Major Expansion at Spaceport America A company that is developing and testing a mass accelerator with the aim of launching satellites into space orbit, using kinetic energy instead of rockets, is expanding at New Mexico’s Spaceport America,. SpinLaunch signed a lease at Spaceport America in 2019 and has since invested in test facilities and an integration facility. The company is now set to hire an additional 59 highly-paid workers and complete the build of its suborbital centrifugal launch system for its next phase of development. SpinLaunch expects to start test launches in New Mexico in 2021. “Spaceport America is the next frontier for innovation,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said. “It is a magnet for companies on the cutting edge, like SpinLaunch, and New Mexico is glad for their partnership with and investment in our state. Announcements Continued Page 14


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Announcements & Releases Continued I’m incredibly excited about this latest expansion at the Spaceport. We’ve only begun scratching the surface of what’s possible in aerospace technology in Southern New Mexico.” The State of New Mexico, through the Economic Development Department’s LEDA job-creators fund, is supporting the expansion with $4 million, paid out in phases as SpinLaunch reaches economic development goals. “SpinLaunch is part of the growing community of businesses creating jobs and innovating new technologies at New Mexico’s Spaceport America,” Cabinet Secretary Keyes said. “We see the state’s space cluster as an important economic driver to diversify the economy with higher-paying jobs in Southern New Mexico.” The company, expected to spend $46 million of private money in construction and expansion over 10 years, will generate an economic impact of $239 million over that period of time statewide. SpinLaunch founder Jonathan Yaney said the technology behind the company is a cleaner and more A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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There are many examples of AM greatly reducing the time from idea to production, and there are many examples of applications that only 3D printing can generate. Ultimately, the speed gap between AM and traditional manufacturing is much smaller than you might think. According to this 2019 Deloitte report on AM, high-volume AM production speeds are often mere seconds slower than traditional manufacturing. As with any application, AM isn’t always the best solution. But AM’s speed has also delivered faster and nimbler solutions that haven’t been possible before. Ultimately, printing is a small fraction of the production lifecycle. When you consider the entire end-toend manufacturing journey, AM accelerates prototyping, design iterations, assembly requirements, time-to-market, inventory management, and supply-chain efficiency. Myth: AM is always more expensive than traditional manufacturing. Not so! AM represents a significant cost reduction compared to traditional manufacturing in Announcements Continued Page 18


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One Voice Victory on COVID Bill – Deduction of Expenses Permitted After six months of negotiations and hours of constant lobbying, One Voice has secured virtually all of our COVID-19 relief priorities to support our member companies, their suppliers, and customers. In order to secure the other provisions, negotiators did not include employer liability protection or more payments to state and local governments. The bill does fix the ability to deduct PPP expenses; permits 501c6 organizations to apply for loans; expands PPP loans to include payments to suppliers; authorizes a second draw of PPP loans for businesses with fewer than 300 employees and a 25 percent revenue loss test; expands the Employee Retention Tax Credit to include PPP recipients; provides more funding for apprenticeships and includes a safeguard requiring states to help employers report when an unemployed individual refuses available work.

Furthermore, AM’s ability to produce on-demand applications reduces warehousing and transportation needs – and more than 80 percent of harmful emissions and 90 percent of a manufacturing operation’s impact on the environment are related to those supply-chain requirements. Consider a single, 3D-printed latch on an aircraft: It’s cheaper to produce, lighter in weight, and when amortized across an airline fleet, can save $20 million while reducing CO2 emissions by 8,000 lbs. per plane per year.

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So, how are these myths relevant to your organization? According to this this McKinsey and Company report, “first-mover” manufacturers that have adopted AM are reaping the rewards of high ROI and economic gains throughout their business.Greg Hayes is a Senior Vice President of Applied Technology at EOS

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The report was issued by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee: “The November Manufacturing PMI® registered 57.5 percent, down 1.8 percentage points from the October reading of 59.3 percent.This figure indicates expansion in the overall economy for the seventh month in a row after a contraction in April, which ended a period of 131 consecutive months of growth. The New Orders Index registered 65.1 percent, down 2.8 percentage points from the October reading of 67.9 percent. The Production Index registered 60.8 percent, a decrease of 2.2 percentage points compared to the October reading of 63 percent. The Backlog of Orders Index registered 56.9 percent, 1.2 percentage points higher compared to the October reading of 55.7 percent. The Employment Index returned to contraction territory at 48.4 percent, 4.8 percentage points down from the October reading of 53.2 percent. The Supplier Deliveries Index registered 61.7 percent, up 1.2 percentage points from the October figure of 60.5 percent.The Inventories Index registered 51.2 percent, 0.7 percentage point lower than the October reading of 51.9 percent.The Prices Index registered 65.4 percent, down 0.1 percentage point compared to the October reading of 65.5 percent.The New Export Orders Index


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“Manufacturing performed well for the sixth straight month, with demand, consumption and inputs registering growth, but at slower rates compared to October. Labor market difficulties, both current and anticipated, at panelists’ companies and their suppliers will continue to dampen the manufacturing economy until the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis ends,” says Fiore. Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 16 reported growth in November, in the following order: Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Textile Mills; Wood Products; Electr ical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Fabricated Metal Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Primary Metals; Chemical Products; Machinery; Computer & Electronic Products; Paper Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Transportation Equipment; Furniture & Related Products; and Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products. The two industries reporting contraction in November are: Printing & Related Support Activities; and Petroleum & Coal Products. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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A Note of Gratitude to Arizona Small Businesses

These are 10 characteristics of American entrepreneurs that, now more than ever, have supported local economies as they adapt to today’s challenges.

By: Michael Vallante, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Associate Administrator for the Office of Field Operations, overseeing the 68 district offices and nine Regional Administrators; and Regional Administrator for Region IX, overseeing the Agency’s programs and services in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam.

1. Visionaries: During COVID-19, many entrepreneurs took a leap of faith in starting a business to meet today’s needs. Entrepreneurs saw a public health need and created services and products to keep the public safe.

As the Regional Administrator for the Pacific Rim for SBA, and as Associate Administrator for the Office of Field Operations, I’ve had the honor to work closely with small business owners across the nation.

2. Risk Takers: Small businesses, like the rest of the country, navigated never seen obstacles. Small businesses pivoted to keeping their employees safe while learning new ways to operate, such as outdoor dining, online services, door deliveries, home kits, and so much more.

A year ago, I wrote a note of gratitude to small business owners. Looking back at it a year later, nobody would have imagined the unprecedented challenge that our small businesses and community would face this year. Traveling across the Pacific states, and recently to Arizona with SBA Administrator Carranza, we heard how the pandemic affected small businesses and how the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has allowed employers to keep their employees on payroll and pivot their operations to adapt to a new normal. In Arizona alone, 85,765 PPP forgivable loans were issued, totaling over $8.6 billion to local small businesses. SBA wants to personally thanks the job creating entrepreneurs and their families for their daily sacrifice to keep local economies going, especially during these unique times. 22 / Feb 2021 22••Jan Jan / Feb 2020

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Financial Managers: As the pandemic unfolded, small business 3. owners looked at SBA for resources. The PPP was a lifeline that allowed employees to stay on payroll. Over $525 billion was provided in forgivable loans nationwide. Many small businesses had their cash flow come to a full stop, yet continue to pay their employees, sometimes even from their own personal savings. The PPP allowed small businesses to manage their financial resources to navigate new ways of doing business. 4. Job Creators:When an entrepreneur starts their own business, they create new jobs in the community. Small businesses generate two of every three net new jobs and deliver essential goods and services to our community. The pandemic has resulted in new products and services, creating new jobs to meet today’s needs. Entrepreneurs are helping our communities bring solutions to continue to keep the public


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said when announcing the program. He also said that apprenticeship was a viable alternative to a traditional bachelor’s degree for Americans seeking “good-paying careers.” A study released in October demonstrates apprentices have the potential to earn salaries far exceeding their peers who only attended community colleges. This model has proven to be successful for many companies. For example, IBM has run a successful apprenticeship program through its IBM’s Pathways in Early College High School (P-TECH) program. P-TECH, along with the apprenticeships, have provided the foundational professional and technical skills these young people need for success in “New Collar” jobs—those that require some skills, but not necessarily a four-year degree. Industry Week, By: Adrienne Selko

New Mexico Borderplex draws Taiwanese manufacturers Cymmetrik is the third Taiwanese company to announce operations in southern New Mexico over the last year

In February of this year, the Department of Labor increased funding to the apprenticeship effort by awarding $100 million in grants to 28 publicprivate apprenticeship programs throughout the country through the “Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap” program.

Lured by a proximity to the Mexican border, Cymmetrik recently became the third Taiwan-based company to announce construction of a facility in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, over the last year.

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Pandemic Drives Need To Upskill In October 2019, PwC unveiled a $3 million, four-year firmwide upskilling initiative dubbed “New world, new skills.” Little did the accounting/ consulting giant know how new the world was going to become in just a few months. “Pre-pandemic, organizations were in the first or second inning of upskilling,” Justin Kaufman, managing partner of PwC’s Pittsburgh office, told the Pittsburgh Business Times. “The pandemic brought them into the fourth, and we still have another five innings to go.” The velocity of the change, Kaufman said, is “the tiniest of tiny silver linings” of the pandemic. “It made companies realize they had to quickly upskill their own technology team to make their workforce remote,” he said. PwC is far from alone. The pandemic has accelerated the need for employers to reassess hiring and training routines to meet the challenges of the current business environment. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Iridium Satellite LLC, Tempe, Arizona, is awarded a $9,667,301 costplus-fixed-fee option to support commercial satellite-based network services for the Department of Defense in the areas of satellite, ground node, user equipment/terminal software and hardware development, integration and testing. Work will be performed in in McLean, Virginia (50%); and Tempe, Arizona (50%), and is expected to be complete in November 2021. This contract includes a base year and options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $45,807,778. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funding in the amount of $100,000 will be obligated at time of the option exercise and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was solicited on a sole-source basis via a synopsis posted in Federal Business Opportunities website in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1); only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity . Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $51,149,172 firm-fixed-price modification (P00009) to contract FA867520-C-0033 for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) production program. This modification provides for the procurement and upgrade of test environment/equipment for AMRAAM production capacity. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed January 2025. This contract involves Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Norway, Denmark, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, Slovakia, Poland, Netherlands, Kuwait, Qatar and Spain. Air Force fiscal 2020 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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8/20/2019 10:41:52 AM missile procurement funds in the amount of $16,717,336; Navy fiscal 2020 weapons procurement funds in the amount of $11,552,000; and FMS funds in the amount of $22,879,836 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $9,703,375 firm-fixed-price modification (P00007) to contract FA867520-C-0033 for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) production baseline rocket motors. This contract modification provides for the production of Air Force baseline rocket motors for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) countries Norway and Chile. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed May 14, 2023. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity. MD Helicopters Inc., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $34,042,295 modification (P00039) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0038 for logistics support for the Afghanistan Air Force MD-530F aircraft fleet. Work will be performed in Mesa,Arizona; and Kabul,Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2021. Fiscal 2021 Afghanistan Security Forces (Army) funds in the amount of $34,042,295 were obligated at the time of the award. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $24,157,000 modification (P00015) to contract W58RGZ-19-C-0024 for logistics support for the AH-64D/E Apache attack helicopter. Work will be performed in Mesa,


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Military Sales funds in the amount of $9,015,257 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-21-C-0005). Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $145,101,510 modification (P00003) to previously issued fixed-price-incentivefirm-target, firm-fixed-price contract N00019-20-C-0030. This modification exercises an option for the production and delivery of 90 full rate production Lot 17 Block V Tactical Tomahawk (TACTOM) All Up Round (AUR) Vertical Launch System missiles, including related hardware and services for the Navy. Additionally, this modification procures TACTOM AUR recertification AGR-4 spares. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (40.6%); Walled Lake, Michigan (11.4%); Gainesville,Virginia (9.7%); El Segundo, California (5.1%); Clearwater, Florida (3.3%); Glenrothes, Scotland (3.1%); Spanish Fork, Utah (3%); Middletown, Connecticut (2.7%); Berryville, Arkansas (2.5%); Midland, Ontario, Canada (2.4%); Ontario, California (2%); Camden, Arkansas (1.8%); Vergennes, Vermont (1.7%); Anniston, Alabama (1.2%); and various locations within the continental U.S. (9.5%), and is expected to be completed in December 2023. Fiscal 2021 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $140,686,082; and fiscal 2020 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $4,415,428 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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As uncertainty becomes the new nor mal, Deloitte’s “2021 Manufacturing Outlook” repor t outlined the key considerations for creating disruption-proof businesses and presents new findings from a post-election survey of manufacturing executives. To understand the outlook and perspectives of organizations across the energy, resources, and industrials industries, Deloitte fielded a survey of more than 350 US executives and other senior leaders in November 2020 following the 2020 US presidential election. The survey captured insights from respondents in five specific industry groups: chemicals and specialty materials, engineering and construction, industrial products, oil and gas, and power and utilities. According to the report, before the pandemic hit, the manufacturing industry was working to regain the momentum it had reached after the 2008 recession. However, after the first wave of pandemic-driven shutdowns, segment recoveries for various manufacturers have been uneven. Looking ahead to 2021, the recovery may take longer to reach prepandemic levels, as Deloitte projections based on the Oxford Economic Model (OEM) anticipate a decline in annual manufacturing GDP growth levels for 2020-2021, with a forecast of -3.7% for 2020 and -5.4% for 2021. Reeling from the effects of a global pandemic-driven shutdown, US industrial production (-16.5% year over year) and US total factory orders (-22.7% year over year) saw a steep decline in April, followed by suppressed improvement. The current US Industrial Production Index stands at 101.5 in September (the most recent month available), a substantial dip from its pre-pandemic level of 110. Production and order levels are still below 2019 levels, but the trajectory of


the decline has slowed. Total industrial capacity utilization improved to 71.5% in September, up from 64.1% in April; however, it’s still below pre-pandemic levels of 77%. 2020 also experienced a significant dip in manufacturing employment levels, largely due to forced shutdowns in the early days of the pandemic and suppressed orders, with April recording manufacturing’s lowest e m p l oy m e n t l eve l s s i n c e 2 0 1 0 . Despite recent gains from much of the country’s manufacturing base back in operation, employment levels in October are still 621,000 lower than in February. All of these indicators have created an environment of ongoing uncertainty, although 63% of executives in Deloitte’s post-election poll are showing a somewhat or very positive outlook on business. Explore our four manufacturing industry trends for 2021 and beyond to see how things are shaping up. Summary highlights from Deloitte’s 2021 Manufacturing Outlook: 2020 has been a year like no other in recent history: Before the pandemic hit, the industry was working to regain the momentum it had reached after the 2008 recession, and after the first wave of pandemic-driven shutdowns, segment recoveries for various manufacturers have been uneven. Looking ahead to 2021, the recovery may take longer to reach pre-pandemic levels. Digital is key to caging black swans: “Black swan” disruptions are increasingly frequent, highlighting the value of forecasting and visibility across operations and supply chains. Whether experiencing demand surges, slowdowns or something in between, 76% of manufacturing executives plan to cope by increasing their investments in digital initiatives, and plan to pilot and implement more Industry 4.0 technologies. Digitization will drive productivity: Nearly a quarter (24%) of manufacturing

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U.S. Air Force Gives Lift to Flying Taxis Flying taxis, which one day may whisk passengers around town without pilots, are getting a boost from the U.S. military. The Air Force has issued a first-ofits-kind safety endorsement of an electric-powered vehicle similar to a helicopter, opening the door to using such commercially developed equipment for military missions.This initial stamp of approval is meant to lay the groundwork for eventual civilian certification of the technology and even approval of autonomous flights crossing American cities, industry and military officials said. The current version does require a pilot.

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taxis already has attracted significant investments from companies including Boeing Co. , Toyota Motor Corp. , Hyundai Motor Group of South Korea and Airbus SE. “We’re really competing with other nations to bring this technology to bear,” Will Roper, head of Air Force acquisitions, said in a recent interview. “Not just for military missions, but for all missions, including commercial ones.” Based on the positive safety assessment, Joby’s vehicle will be contracted to carry cargo and people, as well as provide emergency rescue and other services, initially between military facilities in the U.S. and later around the globe. Ferrying freight among domestic locations connected by military airspace could begin as soon as early next year, according to Mr. Roper and others inside the Air Force.

For now, the impact of the Air Force’s decision, expected to be announced as soon as Thursday, is limited. It means Joby Aviation, a Northern California startup, will become the first maker of novel vertical-takeoff-and-landing craft providing transportation for the U.S. armed services.

The novel design features six tilt rotors above an eggshaped body sized for four passengers, producing a vehicle that is lighter, cheaper and quieter than conventional helicopters.

The Air Force will help accelerate safety analyses by conducting flight tests, pledging to pay for contracts seeking to verify vehicle reliability and generally vetting the capabilities of vehicles through direct and indirect funding of the company.

In the future, it could be used for missions from slipping commandos into hostile territory to picking up injured pilots on the battlefield to carrying high-priority cargo to remote outposts, according to the Air Force. Other military services also will have a chance to assess the craft’s capabilities.

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Administration. But industry experts, along with military and civilian government officials, see the Pentagon’s endorsement as an important step toward that goal. Referring to the collaboration between military and civilian safety experts, FAA chief Steve Dickson told an air-mobility conference this week, “It’s really gratifying to see how our interests align.” He didn’t discuss specific companies. Joby has said it anticipates formal FAA safety certification by 2023. Separately, earlier this week Joby said it intends to acquire the Uber Elevate unit of Uber Technologies Inc., as part of an expanded partnership between the two companies.The latest agreement also increases Uber’s investment in Joby to $125 million as the two companies pursue plans to integrate future ground and air travel options. OnWednesday, Joby said the Air Force and Uber developments seek to accelerate its timeline for offering services to customers. The Pentagon plans to spend roughly $100 million annually to support flight tests and pay for actual transportation as part of the overall effort to assess Joby, which is funded partly byToyota, and other companies working on novel airborne vehicles.

Joby said it is “excited to partner with the U.S. government to accelerate testing, development and certification,” adding that the military’s safety and performance evaluation had determined the vehicle “meets Air Force standards for flight.”

The long-term goal, according to Air Force Col. Nathan Diller, who will oversee testing and evaluation, is for the military to collaborate with industry and the FAA to ensure U.S. manufacturers snare a major share of the emerging air-taxi market. Pointing to China’s dominance in commercial drones, he said, “We can’t afford to do what we did with the small-drone industry.”

At this point, the company won’t be authorized to fly in civilian airspace or offer broad commercial services, both of which require full-fledged safety certification by the Federal Aviation

The Vertical Flight Society, a nonprofit group in Fairfax, Va., that promotes urban air taxis, says roughly $5 billion has been invested in the segment since 2014. National and local governments from Europe to Singapore are devising pilot projects to promote the technology. At least $5 billion more is likely to be spent on new-vehicle development in the next few years, according to Michael J. Dyment, managing partner of Nexa Capital Partners, which funds novel aircraft development. By Andy Pasztor and Andrew Tangel

Several other companies are looking for similar endorsements, formally called airworthiness evaluations, in coming months. They include Vermont-based Beta Technologies and Texas-based Lift Aircraft Inc.

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“D&R Machinery brings value to Hurco and to their customers. Randy and team have excellent long-term relationships with key accounts, and I believe that customers value Randy’s very technical understanding of the Hurco product line. Randy has been a part of the Hurco evolution over the past 2 decades, and we find that distributors who are loyal and experienced are our best distributors. The Hurco philosophy and value proposition hasn’t changed much in the past decade. With our intuitive conversational and standard programming, our interface and our solid model capability, we increase productivity for shops that specialize in low volume high mix batches.” “I hope our customers view us with the same high regard that we do D&R.” Excerpt from Quote By Customer Your machine tool dealer/owner/salesperson can service your machines? It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, you can’t get better support than this. Randy Flores, founder and owner of D&R Machinery, offers his customers just this. And while D&R Machinery has a dedicated service technician in Randy’s brother Jeff, it is advantageous for D&R’s customers to know that they can count on Randy in a pinch to support their machine tool issue. D&R Machinery celebrated 2 decades in business last year, and they want to thank their loyal customers for this milestone. Randy adds, “We so appreciate all of our loyal and outstanding customers, and I also want to thank the OEMs we represent, because they have been instrumental in our longevity and success. In particular, Hurco is the line that helped me to launch D&R more than 20 years ago, and we’ve remained partners supporting the Arizona market together for all of these years. Just one of the reasons why Hurco is so outstanding is that they stand 150% behind their distributors and help us in support of our customers. ” As is always the case, it is the sum of all of the experiences that lead up to business ownership that help to determine the likelihood of a businesses’ long term viability. That is the case with Randy, and he utilized all of the manufacturing jobs he worked in as opportunities to prepare for owning a machine tool business. Randy grew up in a large family of 5 boys here in Arizona. “I got my first taste of machining while attending Coronado High School in Scottsdale. I loved it; we did aluminum sand castings, fabricated our own sheet metal toolboxes, and learned how to weld. We also learned to use a mill and lathe.” He adds, “I wish we still had these programs in the high schools today. I would guesstimate that 90% of people today don’t realize that almost everything they touch has been made from a machine tool. I think that if every young person had an opportunity to enroll in a machine shop class and get a feel for machining, we’d have a lot more people coming into the trade.” Four out of the five Flores boys went into manufacturing. Randy got his first job shortly after high school at a fabrication shop where his oldest brother Steve was working. “Steve got me the interview, but by the time I was hired, he had landed a position A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Greg Volovic, President, Hurco in the new Mesa Boeing plant.” It was at this fabrication shop that Randy got some experience at not just fabrication but also machining. “I trained on CNC punch presses and learned to run a Bridgeport CNC mill that actually used reel to reel paper tapes for program storage”, he recalls. After Randy had learned enough about fabricating/ sheet metal, he decided that he enjoyed machining more than fabrication. His next job in a small aerospace machine shop offered Randy the opportunity to run a manual lathe and to do machine set up on CNC machines. “Machining came easy for me”, Randy says, and “as a young kid, just a few years out of high school, I was making more money than most of my friends.” It was at Allied Signal (Honeywell Fluid Systems) where Randy was hired that his machine shop knowledge grew exponentially. He says, “My favorite years were spent in the tool room, where I learned Jig and OD grinding, and I had my first experience in programming. I had some of the best mentors in these years, and I felt like a sponge taking in all of their expertise.” When the US entered a recession in 1990 through 1991, Randy was laid off from Allied Signal. “There were so many machinists out looking for work”, Randy says, “that it was difficult to get hired.” But Randy had been impressed with the machine tool sales people he had encountered over the years. “They had clean clothes and they were always smiling – I thought, “I can do this”.” Randy contacted machine tool dealers and he recalls Carol Anne at a local machinery dealer who convinced him to come in for an interview. “I am so thankful to them for giving me the opportunity to learn the industry”, he adds. Randy was hired on as a parts and service


Persistence, Randy’ technical knowledge and a solid machine tool product line eventually paid off. Randy says, “Growth was admittedly slow in the early years, but each year, I added more clients to our business.” In year 5, D&R Machinery had grown so much so that Randy had to look for his first employee. Randy says, “My younger brother Jeff was an electrician and I’d hear from him all the time about how his bosses always said that he spent too much time on every job.” Randy adds, “Jeff’s work ethic of taking his time, doing the job right so that he didn’t have to return to fix mistakes, all of this was exactly what I wanted in a service person for D&R Machinery.” Jeff and I have worked together for 15 years now. I couldn’t have done it without him.” After Jeff, Randy expanded the team with additional sales team members. Garrett Longhini celebrated 7 years with the company in January and Erik Beall, the team’s newest member, came on board in early 2020.

coordinator, but within the year, he was promoted to sales person, and he remained at this dealership for nearly a decade. During all of Randy’s early years working as a machine tool sales person, he represented the Hurco Machine tool line. “I fell in love with the Hurco control right away. It was so easy to learn and use that I wondered why more people weren’t using it.” “I made it my mission to place more Hurco’s in Arizona shops. When in 2000, we fell into yet another recession, this time the worst downturn since the Great Depression, Randy thought, “If I am going to go through an economic downturn again, I might as well do it with my own company.” Randy had some savings, a retirement plan, as well as the luxury of a second income at home, and he made the decision to launch D&R Machinery. Further, the Hurco machine line wasn’t being supported by a machine tool dealer in Arizona, and with Randy’s reputation for selling the line; he was Hurco’s natural pick as their new distributor. For the first 5 years, Randy was D&R Machinery. “I did sales, service, training, installations and everything else that goes with running a company, literally everything needed to represent the Hurco line in my territory.”

Over the years, Randy, Jeff and the D&R team continued to support their customers with superior sales and service support. Randy’s efforts so impressed the Hurco team that Randy was asked to come on board with Hurco direct to improve Hurco’s performance in the Southern California territory. Randy says that the 2.5 years he spent as a Hurco employee while still managing D&R Machinery with Jeff’s help added another dimension to Randy’s skills that he could bring back to D&R Machinery. Randy says that there are several reasons D&R Machinery has remained loyal to the Hurco line. “It is like working with a family that you get along really well with. Jeff and I are brothers who work together daily and we really get along. Hurco is an extension of D&R Machinery. Their team almost all has decades with Hurco, and they share a philosophy that meshes with ours at D&R Machinery. Over the past 3 decades that I have partnered with Hurco, they consistently go out of their way to ensure that all of our customers are happy with the Hurco machines and service to back it up.” Randy adds that nearly all of Hurco’s distributors have remained with Hurco for decades, just as Randy has. “Our customers really like the Hurco line for a number of reasons”, Randy says. The controls on the Hurco are so easy and intuitive from both the operator and service perspective. With the Hurco control, it is so easy to do things like add options and tune the machine. And for those who only want FANUC controls in their shop, you can take the FANUC G-Code and load it right onto the Hurco machine. The service and support we see as a distributor of Hurco is exactly what our customers Continued Next Page A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Hear From A Few of D&R Machinery’s Customers “I started working with Randy when Randy was selling Hurco machines with another distributor. To date, I’ve purchase 10 Hurco mills and 3 Hurco lathes. I’ve been a Hurco fan since the 1980s when I worked for a shop where we had them. I particularly like how easy their conversational programming is. When I bring in new, inexperienced machinists, I introduce them to the Hurco conversational programming first.This gives the new machinists a feeling of success and confidence – they are running a machine shortly after they’ve been hired. Only when they are comfortable do I let them take the next step to learn G-code. I only purchase my machines from D&R Machinery (I phased all non-Hurco machines out of the shop), and this is because I have complete trust in Randy and the D&R team. I also appreciate that when I have a machine issue (which doesn’t happen frequently since the Hurco machines are so reliable), I can call Randy and either he or Jeff are down in Tucson to help me immediately.” Tim, Metal Works

see from D&R Machinery. Our philosophy is to take care of our customers; we don’t get a lot of service calls on the Hurco machines, but when an issue happens for a customer, they don’t wait long to see us. Hurco designs 100% of their machines in their corporate offices in Indianapolis with their team of ~60 dedicated engineers. They are manufactured by Hurco-owned plants in Taiwan, where the machines and controls are built. Hurco demonstrates commitment to automation, and in August of last year, acquired ProCobots, which manufactures a number of automation solutions, including flexible cell solutions and portable systems. “We built D&R’s business on the Hurco line”, Randy says. “They have set the bar so high for D&R Machinery and our customers that I won’t add another line that doesn’t 150% stand behind us.” D&R‘s other major lines include: Toyoda — For over 70 years, Toyoda has been one of the world’s leaders in machine tool manufacturing. From their roots in grinding machine technology to the advanced capabilities of our ever-increasing product lineup, they offer horizontal and vertical machining centers, grinders, turning centers as well as bridge, gantry and boring mills. GF Machining Solutions — GF Machining Solutions specializes in electrical discharge machines, high-speed milling machines, machines for 3D laser ablation and additive manufacturing. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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“I have been buying machines from D&R Machinery from about the time they opened for business. I have 6 Hurco machines now, and I’ve purchased other machine brands from Randy, including surface grinders and wire EDM. Randy is straightforward and honest – he doesn’t sell me what I don’t need. I know what I need, and I don’t want a used car salesperson type coming into my shop trying to sell me something. I love the Hurco machines - especially their intuitive controls. When I bring in a new hire that has some machining experience on other machine tool brands, I can get them up and running on the Hurco machines with less than 8 hours of training.When I bring in a new hire that doesn’t have any machining experience, I can get them up and trained in less than a week. Hurco just offers the easiest controls ever. D&R is just my machine tool dealer of choice; their service (Randy and Jeff) is really good as is their pricing.” Steve, Apex Tool Group “We started buying machines from Randy and D&R Machinery 7 or 8 years ago. We had a competitor’s machines in our facility and with changes, we were looking for a new machine. We saw Randy’s ad in the magazine, and gave him a call. Today, we are all Hurco, with 8 machines that we’ve purchased from D&R Machinery. When Randy comes in to present to us, he recommends what we need and also what we don’t need. The way I look at Randy is this: We probably have 200 vendors across our business; I hope our customers view us with the same high regard that we do D&R. Randy is a partner, and there are only a handful of our 200 suppliers that I view as such.” John,The Bergman Group


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US Manufacturers Have Jobs To Fill. Finding Workers Here At Home Is The Problem “Omar Asali is chairman and CEO of Ranpak Holdings Corporation, based in Concord Township, Ohio. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. “ As CEO of a global manufacturing company, I am focused on our personnel and hiring needs. Our business is defined by our people, and our workforce is crucial to our success. When we can’t find the talent we need, our organization’s potential stagnates. Recently, at one of our US factories, we were looking to fill several machine operator positions, which historically attracted an abundance of solid candidates.This time, however, we were having difficulty finding qualified applicants. Moreover, our efforts to add additional operators at other facilities across the United States were also proceeding considerably more slowly than expected. Of course, given this moment in history, there can be several unique explanations for this shortfall, including workers feeling skittish about working in factories during the pandemic. But our hiring challenges in filling manufacturing roles in the United States seem to have been on the rise for some time, even before the pandemic. And apparently, we are not alone. In fact, Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute estimated in 2018 that this skills gap could leave about 2.4 million manufacturing jobs unfilled between then and 2028. Notwithstanding massive job cuts, I worry that the United States simply lacks the pool of manufacturing talent that companies like mine need. Looking back can help explain why this might be. Beginning in the late 1970s to early 1980s, the first wave of modern globalization brought a monumental shift of manufacturing jobs from developed to emerging economies. This shift resulted in severe job losses in the American manufacturing sector. Automobile, appliance and textile factories across the American heartland closed down, and the stigmatization of “blue-collar” work as low-skilled and unstable was formed. Mature economies hastened this change by prioritizing the education of a workforce to fill more “stable” and “socially accepted” jobs in the services sector. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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But now, the global economic order is changing and, amid a global pandemic, the pace of that change is accelerating. Whether we like it or not, we are in the midst of a new wave of globalization, one that has upended many of those previous norms. Supply chains are becoming more localized, with a rise of reshoring of manufacturing organizations in the United States and much of Western Europe. At the same time, China is seeing a movement toward service industries, relying more on the power of its own citizenry to consume its own goods. All of this sounds like it should be good news for the US manufacturing industry and for workers. While it may ultimately be, it poses a huge current challenge: When rebuilding an enduring manufacturing infrastructure and the human capital necessary to support it, how do we reverse decades of offshoring and cultivate the talent we need here at home? Our recent recruiting difficulties underscore the need to address the talent pool challenge aggressively and systemically. We must redefine the manufacturing world as one that provides its workforce with opportunity for employment and advancement and the chance to participate fully in defining our future. We must reimagine a society with a thriving middle class that includes our


machine operators, assembly workers, supply chain workers and line workers. To be clear, this is not just about increasing compensation and benefits; this is also about replacing the stigma currently attached to manufacturing labor with the social standing and appreciation these essential workers deserve. The eventual transition from a pandemic economy is both an opportunity and an imperative. We can build a more robust new wave of globalization if we focus on the following important principles: Shift our education mindset - For generations, our educational priority has been the four-year college degree. As tuition costs and the associated student debt burden rise beyond the reach of many, the appeal of secondary educational opportunities can be marketed more aggressively. Two-year community college and vocational training opportunities targeted toward manufacturing and logistical supply chain opportunities (especially those that integrate digital skill sets) can create a workforce more prepared for today’s real-world opportunities. Employ automation that enhances, not replaces, labor- Automation technologies are not to be feared.Technology and automation will be a driving force going forward. But let’s embrace technology that enhances our workforce. Learning to work within automated facilities can be a major point of differentiation for employee advancement. In the next wave of globalization, developing highly skilled workers to complement digital technologies will be essential.

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For example, our company Ranpak’s equipment, such as our Accufill and robotic arm combination, helps warehouses fill packaging voids more efficiently and reduces strain on end-of-line workers. But rather than reduce the need for labor, they help increase packaging speeds and allow labor to work more effectively on other labor-intensive activities in the warehouse. It’s an ideal example of how a workforce trained in automation can maximize output.

Respect and opportunities for advancement must be conferred to those on the factory floor; they can no longer be limited to the corner office. Only then will the labor force — and the middle class that defines it — return to its rightful place.

Create middle class appeal - This may be difficult for many managers to hear, but we must make the labor experience more lucrative for our employees. We must pay a real living wage, provide real opportunity for growth and advancement and give clear signs that a

To be sure, these are challenging tasks. They require a long-term vision and a belief in the need to balance service and manufacturing needs simultaneously. But the reality is we have no choice but to redefine our approach to our manufacturing sector colleagues. As a society, we must recognize the essential value these employees bring. And as business leaders, we must offer them compelling and attractive opportunities. It’s a lot to do, but I am confident that, if we embrace this approach, we’ll establish a more prosperous — and equitable — Globalization 2.0.

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This is important to understand because companies are relying on older models of hiring people based on experience. While in some areas of manufacturing acquiring years of experience is necessary, in the tech world it’s different as things change almost at the speed of light. If an employee is hired with experience in one computer language that language could be outdated within a year. To address the speed of change a new model of hiring is required. “Companies need to hire for aptitude and attitude,” says Bharath. “When you start viewing talent acquisition from this angle you now have a very wide field from which to choose.” And manufacturers are in a particularly good place since they don’t generally compete with the tech firms who run after the same small amount of talent that graduates each year from the top tech schools. Manufacturing companies generally have established relationships with a wide var iety of educational institutions.

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Manufacturers Looking for Tech Talent Must Transform Practices Using aptitude and attitude as a job prerequisite opens up a wider pool of talent to fill the shortage. Finding talent at all levels to fill open manufacturing jobs is difficult but finding tech talent requires a different perspective. However, it’s not something that is all that difficult to do explains Ashwin Bharath, CEO of Revature. “Companies need to understand the competencies of the talent they should be sourcing and where to find them,” he says. His company is one of the largest employers of entry-level tech talent in the U.S. To explain how to do this Bharath advises examining what he sees as the three main problems companies are facing --talent acquisition, talent transformation and cost of talent. The first step is understanding the particulars of the talent you are trying to acquire. “We have A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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It’s not just a variety of places, it’s a variety of people that is the real key says Bharath. “ The lack of opportunities open to a variety of populations is hampering the industry,” he explains. “If you look at the talent we are sending to companies, one-third of are first-generation graduates. We have 5% above the average when it comes to placing women and three times the number of Black and Latino candidates.” Revature’ s business model is to hire college graduates that are sourced from a large pool of university systems and train them for 10-12 weeks based on a curriculum provided by a client employer. Generally, companies hire Revature’s employees as contractors with an option to hire them on a full-time basis. About 85% become full-time employees within the first year. And it’s the next statistic that is the more important one. After four years, 89% of the employees are still working for the same company. Compare that to an


average turnover of less than a year for entry-level tech companies nationally. The costs saving in turnover is huge. Talent Acquisition Include Reskilling Current Talent However, solving the tech gap isn’t only looking at bringing in new talent, says Bharath, it’s reskilling your current talent. “Look at the advantage that a company can gain by retraining current employees who had a lot of domain knowledge. A smart strategy is to offer training for any employee across the company who shows an interest in tech positions.” And the importance of having an internal technology competency is a matter of survival. “Every industry is becoming a tech industry,” says Bharath. Citing the auto industry, which is where he first started, Bharath points out that the auto companies view themselves as tech companies making cars. And most industrial companies are moving in this direction as well he observes. To train this internal talent, Bharath offers these best practices. 1. Do a gap analysis which is an assessment of your existing workers and determine where your needs currently are as well as where they will be in the near future. 2. Create a specific plan. Identify who could potentially move into tech roles and start with a training program. Start with a trial program and then expand. 3. Have a structured plan to execute this based on a specific framework. Eventually, this process could be automation.

“One of the bottlenecks to create this process is that often there is no clear ownership of who should be in charge of this talent transformation, “states Bharath. “There is a conflict between the IT department and the HR department. There has to be a single ownership of this function.” The need for this talent will continue to grow as companies have increased their commitment to digital transformation. In fact, Revature is expanding its partnerships to stay aligned with the needs of digital transformation. The company recently announced a partnership with Infosys in a program called Reskill and Restart Program. Reveature also works with tech companies to ensure that they will be able to identify future job skills. While the company has a strong footprint already it is aiming high in its efforts to ensure that whoever wants the opportunity to work in tech finds a job. “I’m a product of someone providing me the opportunity, and I founded this company to do the same for others. Our goal over the next ten years is to train one million programmers. It’s a lofty ambition but there is a huge need. “ Source: Industry Week, Adrienne Selko A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Building High Performance Innovative Landscape Lighting with Haas Machine Tools wanted to buy a unit of the building. And so it happened that out of the blue (again serendipitously), that in 2007 the Golds were owners of a business condo for ‘Let There Be Light’. “We had a customer installation where the client wanted some special blue lighting on his columns”, Bryan said. “We couldn’t find a solution using lenses, so we purchased a number of LED samples through manufacturers in China.” No pun intended, but during the research for this customer, a light went off. The Gold team determined that they had found a niche that was underserved – LED lights for the landscape industry. Serendipitous. This describes Bryan Gold’s professional life to date. He and his father, Steve, today own Brilliance LED, a manufacturer of high performance landscape lighting for commercial and residential markets. T h e f a m i ly - a n d Ve t e r a n - o w n e d company designs and engineers products for the low voltage landscape lighting industry. Brilliance has been awarded several patents for its products. Bryan grew up in Connecticut and had the good fortune to be introduced to manufacturing through the vocational high school he attended. When he graduated from high school, he immediately went to work building racecars and increasing his technical knowledge at local machine shops. Bryan moved out to Arizona a few years later, where his father had relocated. “I stayed at his house when I first moved out here”, he says. While staying at his father’s place, Bryan helped his father with odd jobs around the house. He was repairing some of his father’s old landscaping lighting and called the manufacturer to order some replacement parts. The landscape lighting representative was so impressed with Steve and Bryan that he asked if they would like to be landscape lighting contractors.This was quite an unexpected turn of events, Bryan admits. Business was good at ‘Let There Be Light’, the name the Gold partners gave to their new landscape lighting business. They operated out of Steve’s garage initially. Bryan was on an installation one day walking through a business complex in Carefree, when he was approached by the building owner who asked if he A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Steve and Bryan had designed an MR16 lamp and they were looking for a contract manufacturer to integrate lamp parts. Next, Steve went to a lighting show in Guangzhou, China. Now the two Gold business partners are spiritual in nature, and Steve felt it was divine intervention that he was driven to one booth in particular. They discussed how they might work together to manufacture the MR16 lamp and how to coordinate business. The meeting was successful and once Steve returned from China, the Gold team made the decision to enter the business of manufacturing their own LED landscape lights and formed Brilliance LED. Bryan says “As a new manufacturer of landscape lighting, we were especially well positioned because we were still installing landscape lighting. We could see the shortcomings of current landscape lighting products and understood what the market needed.” Brilliance LED continued to grow, adding a nationwide distribution network and buying more commercial studios in the complex in which they were located. Bryan says, “We were designing products, hand sketching them, as we didn’t have or know how to use CAD software.” He added, “We were doing landscape lighting installations in the morning, and then designing and managing manufacturing Brilliance LED products in the afternoon. It was so hectic”, Bryan says. More serendipity. Bryan and Steve were working one morning, when a man entered their shop. “We talked for awhile and learned that he was looking to buy a business, as it turns out”. So in 2017, the Gold partners sold LetThere Be Light to focus entirely on manufacturing Brilliance LED products. Beginning about 5 years ago, Brilliance LED started designing


rates, fast rapids, and impressive short tool-change times make the DM-2 an attractive high-productivity machining center.” He adds, “The Haas ST-25Y is a turning center, and like the DM-2, it is designed for high production. With plans for production quantities for their products as well as automation, Brilliance LED equipped its ST-25Y with such options as a collet system, live tooling and a bar feeder.”

some innovative products for the market, including a purpose-built underwater landscape light used for fountains and ponds. Once they were fully committed to manufacturing their own landscape lighting fixtures, they made a decision to add a machine shop to their business (Bryan was after all a trained machinist). “I knew the Haas machines were good solid machines and that they would work for my products”, Bryan says. As a growing company, with cash flow always on the minds of the owners, Bryan’s first Haas purchase was a used Haas VF4. The company also added a machinist to its payroll, Casey, who remains an integral part of the company today. Business at Brilliance LED continued to grow, and this meant new machines. “This time,” Bryan says, “we made the decision to purchase new machines.” Bryan was familiar with Ellison Machinery, the sales and service arm for Haas machines in Arizona, and he says, “I was happy with Ellison Machinery’s service capabilities, as they have serviced the used Haas machine I purchased elsewhere. Also it feels good to buy a machine that is made here in the United States, and the Haas machines are made at their corporate headquarters in Oxnard, CA.” Once Bryan started investigating new Haas machines for Brilliance LED, they were introduced to Ellison Machinery’s Chris Hansen. Bryan says, “Chris worked as a partner with me and Casey to determine the best machines for our requirements. On one tricky little part, we had a vision of machining it in one operation. Chris’ background as a manufacturing engineer plus his years in a machine shop environment make him uniquely skilled in helping us to not only select our machine but also to optimize how to machine our parts.” Brilliance LED added 2 new Haas machines in 2018, the Haas DM-2 and the Haas ST-25Y. Chris says, “The DM-2 is a compact, high-speed machining center. The machine’s 40-taper inline spindle, 18+1 tool changer, high acceleration

Despite an economic downturn amid the COVID pandemic there was an unusual situation with some Americans, who had increased savings and elected to allocate of some of these monies to home improvement projects. Bryan says this has boded well for Brilliance LED and 2020 is shaping up to be a banner year. “We needed to take advantage of Section 179, an IRS code enacted to help small businesses by allowing us to take a depreciation deduction for capital expenditures in one year,” he said.As such, the Golds took delivery of their second Haas ST-25Y (this time with a sub spindle) and another Haas DM-2, compact, high-speed machining center. Bryan says that the addition of the two new Haas machines expands both production capability and offers capacity to support other manufacturers who are building products that have LEDs. “It’s our specialty”, Bryan says, “and we are beginning to help other companies.” About Haas Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder in the United States, and one of the largest builders of CNC machines in the world.They manufacture a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, turning centers, 5-axis machining centers, and rotary products, as well as a wide selection of fully integrated automation solutions, including automatic parts loaders, pallet-pool systems, and 6-axis robot systems. Haas products are manufactured in their 1.1-millionsquare-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Southern California, and distributed through a network of more than 170 locally owned and operated Haas Factory Outlets, in more than 60 countries. Haas Factory Outlets (HFOs) provide the best sales, service, and support in the machine tool industry. To learn more about the USA designed and manufactured Haas machines, as well as Ellison Machinery’s other fine machine lines, contact Haas Factory Outlet / HFO130, a Division of Ellison Machinery Company, at (480) 968-5877 or visit their website at EllisonAZ.com About Brilliance LED Brilliance is passionate about leading the landscape lighting industry into a fully energy-efficient LED market with only the highest quality products at the most cost effective prices. Contact Brilliance LED if you are a creative machinist who thrives in a dynamic environment where new products are conceived and brought to fruition. Also, if you have products with LEDs as a key component and you would like design and or manufacturing assistance, contact Brilliance LED at 800-867-2108 or visit BrillianceLED.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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a great day for Phoenix, for Arizona and the whole country.” TSMC’s plant represents the largest foreign direct investment ever in Phoenix and in the state of Arizona, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said. “The timing is really meaningful to us,” she said. “We are looking at how we exit this economic downturn, and we want Phoenix to be the next smart city, with high-wage jobs.We are a global city and this is how we are going to come out of 2020 stronger and smarter.” Tech ecosystem Gallego said TSMC’s plant will increase the quality of jobs for the entire business ecosystem in Phoenix, and will attract other companies to the city and state as well. “This is a place people all over the globe are looking at,” she said. The land purchased by Taiwan Semiconductor is part of a larger, 3,500 acre parcel land and was owned by the state. It underwent a rezoning for employment uses that includes three districts: a technology campus, a technology park and freeway mixed-use development.

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Taiwan Semiconductor Buys North Phoenix Land For $89M Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. bought 1,128 acres of land in north Phoenix at a state land auction on which it intends to build a $12 billion factory, which is projected to create more than 1,600 jobs. The purchase was made under the entity, TSMC AZ Corp., which was the only bidder in the auction. The land was purchased for $89 million, which was the minimum bid for the land. Taiwan Semiconductor, which makes silicon chips for Apple Inc. and several other major technology companies, announced preliminary plans for a Phoenix facility in May.

The 1,128-acre parcel purchased by Taiwan Semiconductor is located near the northwest corner of Loop 303 and the 43rd Avenue alignment. An aerial map shows a large swath of state land that the city of phoenix is aiming to prime for an employment corridor. The technology campus portion includes 1,078 acres and is located near the center of the site, according to city documents.This portion will be allowed to contain the most intensive development and commercial uses. The technology park portion of the area will include 1,217 acres of planned employment and commerce park uses on the northern and western portions of the site.The freeway mixed-use district will include 1,243 acres on the eastern portion of the site along the I-17 corridor and could include additional employment uses, regional commercial, office, hospitality and multifamily development. The rezoning of the 3,500 acres for employment uses was approved by Phoenix City Council on Oct. 21, but rezoning documents did not list the user for the site. Mackay said the remainder of the massive stretch of land that was subject to the rezoning will eventually be sites for other “like-minded” companies that are interested in locating near TSMC. At full buildout of the 3,500 acres, Mackay said the area could contain 150,000 to 200,000 jobs by companies interested in working alongside TSMC, but no companies have been identified yet.

Christine Mackay, economic development director for the city of Phoenix, said on Wednesday that Taiwan Semiconductor is planning to break ground on the site in 2021 and begin production by 2024.

“We were interested in working with our great partner, TSMC, first,” Mackay said.Mackay, along with other economic development leaders from Arizona, including Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO Sandra Watson and Greater Phoenix Economic Council President and CEO Chris Camacho and Mayor Kate Gallego, traveled to Taiwan last year to meet with TSMC leaders.

Over a five-year period, the company plans to hire 1,900 people to work in the factory. “We are just so excited for them to have selected Phoenix,” Mackay said. “It’s

“I think they see [Phoenix] as the next world-class semiconductor ecosystem,” Mackay said. “They said the workforce we have in Phoenix and our partnerships with our universities were some of their reasons

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the carrier said it plans to have the MAX back in its route network in March following aircraft updates and associated pilot training. Southwest, the second-largest airline operating at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, is one of the the largest operators of MAX jets, with 34 in its fleet. The software upgrades and pilot training are part of the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration, which last month lifted a 20-month grounding of the MAX that followed deadly crashes of the aircraft in late 2018 and early 2019.

Phoenix City Council approved the development agreement with TSMC in November, and anticipate the project will have a 20-year economic impact of $38.2 billion. Under the agreement, the city will disburse up to $205 million to develop public infrastructure, including streets, sidewalks, water and wastewater to support the factory. By CorinaVanek – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal

Southwest also revealed in the filing that it had reached an agreement with Boeing on deliveries that had been delayed due to the grounding and that it now expects to get 35 new MAX jets — including 16 that will be leased — in 2021.

Southwest Airlines expects its 737 MAX jets back in service in March

Its overall fleet total of 747 aircraft will remain the same, however, due to planned retirements of other jets.

Southwest Airlines said it expects to have its Boeing Co. 737 MAX jets flying passengers again near the end of the first quarter of 2021. In a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission,

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GE is Using Additive Manufacturing to Change LifeAviation on Ancient Earth and Alien Planets: UArizona toHow LeadAircraft NASA Engines are Manufactured Astrobiology Projects While the tiny town of Cameri may not look like one of the most beautiful cities and villages to dot the Italian landscape (even a local business owner said it was the prettiest), some would beg differ. Three Thenot NASA Astrobiology Program has toselected eight years ago, Avio Aero, which designs, manufactures, and maintains systems and components for both new interdisciplinary research teams to inauguratecivil its and military aviation, opened the most advanced additive manufacturing factoryfor in Astrobiology Europe on theResearch edge of Interdisciplinary Consortia town, and since then, they have received a steady flowprogram, of visitors:including not tourists, engineers, twobutteams at theexecutives, Universityand of additive manufacturing professionals. Not long afterArizona. the company the factory, theyApai, werethe acquired Led byopened Betül Kaçar and Dániel teams by GE Aviation, which is using the technology on-sitewere to change how aircraft engines arethan manufactured. selected from a pool of more 40 proposals. The breadth and depth of the research of these teams GE is focusing efforts on driving AM, after a disappointing Q4 2016. This certainly seems to be a smart spans the spectrum of astrobiology research, from cosmic origins to planetary system formation, origins and approach; Dario Mantegazza, an Avio Aero manufacturing engineer, said it best, when he described 3D evolution life, and search for life beyond twofacilities ICAR grants total approximately million. printing asofhaving “nothe limits to complexity.” GEEarth.The Aviation has in Germany and Sweden,$12 where they

acquired majority stakes in Arcam and in Concept Laser last year. The company has a factory in Auburn, “Being partand of also this inaugural willMorris positionTechnologies, the Universitylocated of Arizona in a leading roleBut at the forefront of Alabama, owns AMeffort pioneer in southwest Ohio. Joyce says the the most pressing and challenging questions in astrobiology,” said University of Arizona President Robert C. little Italian town of Cameri, and Avio Aero, are an important part of GE’s overall AM business strategy and Robbins. “It is an incredible honor to have two teams from the university selected for this important work and will be “at the center of the growth of our additive ecosystem.” I look forward to following their progress in this groundbreaking research.” The plant in Cameri is special, because it uses twenty Arcam-developed AM machines, which fuse together layers of titanium aluminidedevoted (TiAI) using electron to accelerate electron beam.ofTiAI 50%universe, lighter Astrobiology is a discipline to thean study of thegun origins, evolutionan and distribution life inis the than nickel-based andAstrobiology is being usedProgram. in the Cameri plant to is3Dcentral print to blades for the GE9X jet engine’s the declared goal alloys, of NASA’s The program NASA’s continued exploration low-pressure turbine. of the solar system and beyond, and supports research into the origin and early evolution of life, the potential of life to adapt to different environments, and the implications for life elsewhere. The engineers are able to additively manufacture blades that are four times thicker than ones created with a laser-powered 3D printer, which is good, considering the GE9X is the largest jet engine ever built; the Kaçar’s ICAR project team is named Metal Utilization and Selection Across Eons, or MUSE, and will explore “What LifeWants: Exploring the• March Natural/Selection of Elements,” which focuses on a question fundamental to the A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 28 Apr 2017 2

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field of astrobiology as a whole, diameter of the turbine itselfsheissaid. over 80 inches. “What are the essential attributes of life, and howelectron should they our notions This beamshape technique is fast it’s even competing of so habitability and the search forwith life on casting, whichKaçar is the standard way other worlds?” said. Motivated manufacture TiAI parts. bytothis broad question, her The project team is also ablethe to use the selection same team will explore natural to change the part shape the of machine the chemical elements during and print different blades at the coevolution of life and environment time. onsame Earth. Kaçar’s research program will cultivate Aerospace Industry a new cohor t of scientists with Sets $146B Expor t experimental and analytical expertise Record In earth 2016and life science who can combine disciplines to inform astrobiology search The U.S.“While aerospace strategies. we and havedefense learned a industry set a new record tremendous amount about how for nature inter national 2016, uses these elementssales in the in biochemistry ing $146 ofdeliver organisms, there billion remains in deep exports, the Aerospace Industries uncertainty about why evolution Association announced. selected for these elements,” she said. “In other words, what does life want, and Exports thewhat sector have been why does itfor want it wants?” on an upward swing for a while, increasing by 52 percent Kaçar’s team will approach thisover puzzle the past five years. Compared by studying life on early Earth. This toinvolve 2015, geochemical companies were able will and biological to sell an additional $3 billion investigations that involve ancient in products to international materials, experiments and modern customers 2016, AIA data natural systems,insuch as tracking down shows. microbes in extreme environments and remote locations, as well as studying Unsurprisingly, civil aerospace ancient variants of proteins and microbial sales made up the majority of the metabolisms in the lab. $146 billion total, with defense products comprising about 15 “ICAR will allow us to rewind the percent of sales, AIA stated. The evolutionary clock in the laboratory, and U.S. military aerospace sector explore the evolution of reconstructed shipped about $16 billion worth ancient proteins, and experimentally of products to foreign militaries study their characteristics,” Kaçar said. in 2016 — a 5 percent increase from 2015. The project will Non-aerospace bring together earth military companies fared scientists and life scientists in aeven unique, better, increasing exports almost problem-focused collaboration closely 9 % from $5.6 billion to $6.1 aligned with NASA’s strategies, Kaçar billion. said.“It is easy to see on Earth today that life depends on certain elements,” she Europe impor ted about 34 said. “We want to study whether this percent of US aerospace and dependence is an inevitable consequence defense exports last year, making of the elements available to life, or it the industry’s largest regional whether it is an accident of history that customer. However, sales to the might have worked out very differently Middle East are rapidly growing, if increasing we replayed thepercent tape ofover evolution by 22 the under slightly different conditions – as past year. seems inevitable on other worlds.” By Daniel Stolte


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According to Brad Lawton, Chairman of AMT’s Cutting Tool Product Group: "Great, we have seen an improvement of sales numbers, which is a whisper to reduce the uncertainty from the 2020 year of trauma. The cutting tool industry will recover, but we all know it will take time and we must be patient. Stay focused and we will see the numbers continue to improve." "The year-over-year and year-to-date percentages seem to be correcting in the right direction as of September 2020. Back in April, the ‘doom and gloom’ forecast showed the year ending down 40 percent and fortunately that does not seem to be the case," added Chris Kaiser, president and CEO of Big Kaiser Precision Tooling. "Many of us in the cutting tool industry also watch the machine tool orders and those numbers improved in the recent month as well. At this point we are optimistic about the fourth quarter. We are not counting on a large Christmas present but just looking for some steadiness in the market and no further shutdowns." The Cutting Tool Market Report is jointly compiled by AMT and USCTI, two trade associations representing the development, production, and distribution of cutting tool technology and products. It provides a monthly statement on U.S. manufacturers’ consumption of the primary consumable in the manufacturing process – the cutting tool. Analysis of cutting tool consumption is a leading indicator of both upturns and downturns in U.S. manufacturing activity, as it is a true measure of actual production levels. Historical data for the Cutting Tool Market Report is available dating back to January 2012. This collaboration of AMT and USCTI is the first step in the two associations working together to promote and support U.S.-based manufacturers of cutting tool technology.


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Two guys, an idea and a machine manufacturer willing to take a risk P r e m i e r To o l G r i n d i n g i s celebrating its 30th year in business! The company, co-founded by Shaun Schilling and Dan Parsons (pictured to the left), specializes in the design and manufacture of carbide cutting tools specified to their customers’ particular applications. Their cutting tools range from complete special form tools to standard looking tools designed for maximum tool life for production manufacturing.The company offers quick turnaround; Many people, not in this photo, are for example, they can typically responsible for our success take a tool from concept to tool; proving out its functionality in 2-3 days. And today they offer in-house coatings (e.g. PVD coatings) and surface treatment. Shaun and Dan were first introduced and educated in the industrial tool industry when ‘The Tool Crib Industrial Supply’, owned by Shaun’s father, employed the two. Shaun was barely legal to work, at 16 years young, and Dan was 22. While the two were young, they were quite capable outside sales and applications support team members for the company.The ambitious young duo launched a business entity within Shaun’s father’s business, offering a regrind service. Shaun says, “We would pick up our customers’ tools, take them to a grind shop for regrinding or alteration, and then deliver them to the customer ‘good as new’.” The recession of the early 1990s impacted The Tool Crib Industrial Supply, particularly in the aerospace industry where the company had a substantial customer base. “Interestingly, our A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Final touches for a lights out shift regrind business wasn’t slow during this time”, Shaun says, “and so Dan and I put more focus on it.” To increase profitability and to reduce turnaround time for their customers, Shaun and Dan started doing many of the regrinds themselves. “We had a great relationship with the grind houses we were giving work to, so when they were busy, we would jump on their equipment and do the grinding ourselves”, Shaun elaborates. The Tool Crib Industrial Supply and Shaun and Dan’s business goals grew increasingly divergent, and so in 1991, Dan, at age 29 and Shaun, at 23 years of age, made the decision to launch Premier Tool Grinding as their own business. “We made about $70,000 the first year, and though this wasn’t a monumental amount of money, we felt really successful.” The new company’s costs were low; they had leased 200 sq. ft. of space from one of their customers and purchased used equipment, including a surface grinder and a Cincinnati No. 2 Cutter & Tool Grinder, so the majority of their costs were their own labor. Shaun says, “We saw what happened with the recession in the early 1990s and in particular how the aerospace slump impacted shops across the valley, so our business plan called for us to pursue a diverse set of industries. One of the most notable industries we began to pursue was the firearms industry.” During the early years, Premier Tool Grinding focused on reconditioning cutting tools and altering standard tools, which Shaun says meant purchasing retail cutting tools and modifying them to meet customers’ requirements. “This was an expensive proposition”, Shaun says. The two owners


ANCA’s software suite brings significant efficiency gains recognized that they would have to learn to make the cutting tools from scratch on their own in order to be profitable. Cutting tools are typically made by journeyman tool and cutter grinders, who generally learn their trade through 5 to 10 years of education and training in formal apprenticeships.Tool and cutter grinders today have generally been in their trade for many decades, and likely consider themselves ‘old school’ tradesmen. Dan and Shaun didn’t have decades of experience under their belt, but they understood cutting tools and their applications, and they had the advantage of growing up in the computer age and thus were more amenable to CNC equipment. “We knew we had to look at CNC tool and cutter grinders”, Shaun said, “in order to continue to compete in the industry, but as 2 people well versed in manual grinders, we couldn’t fathom how a machine could be so intuitive.” The 2 researched CNC tool and cutting OEMs. One of the OEMs was ANCA, an Australian based young company that was founded in 1974. Shaun says, “Of the manufacturers we engaged with, only ANCA was willing to take a risk on financing a young company such as ours.” Premier Tool Grinding’s first ANCA purchase was the RG7. To date, the RG7 was among the most popular ANCA models. Jerry Perkins, Regional Sales Manager for ANCA supporting Premier Tool Grinding, says, “When the RG7 came out, our customers loved it. They told us it was better suited to manufacturing, partly because the spindle power was so high. And that’s what it became, an excellent and very flexible platform for mid-range production!” Shaun says, “Not only was ANCA extremely supportive with regards to financing a young company, but Jerry was instrumental in helping to quell our fear and uncertainty about making a major capital expense in order to upgrade our shop with CNC capabilities.” The results were astounding, Shaun says. “For a while we wanted to keep it a secret. Our cycle time and capacity literally quadrupled with the ANCA RG7”, he says. “What took us all day to grind pre-ANCA RG7, now we completed by mid-day. We now had time to go out and meet with customers and to grow our customer base”, he added. At the time, ANCA came with QNX- based software, which was a commercial Unix-like real-time operating system. Shaun says ANCA’s software was extremely user friendly. “With its programming capability”, Shaun says, “Dan and I, relatively young guys and clearly not Journeyman tool grinders, could do as much or more than 30 year veteran tool grinders. The limits on what we

Technology is important but the people make the difference could do were set by our imaginations.” Business and productivity was up so high once the ANCA RG7 was in place that a year later the partners purchased their second ANCA, a Fastgrind TG7, which is a 7-Axis CNC Tool & Cutter Grinder. Shaun says that the ANCA CNC machines the company owned enabled them to differentiate themselves with 2 distinct product lines: ‘Specified tools’, and ‘Special Tools’. Shaun says when your application requires steps, forms or tolerances, e.g. T.I.R., and standard tools are not able to achieve, we can make ‘special carbide tools’ to your requirements. We manufacture special end mills, t-slot/ key way cutters, step drills/reamers, profile cutters and more. For Specified cutting tools, he explains that when a cutting tool fails to meet your tool life requirements, it’s important to inspect the used tool in order to observe the failed features (geometric specification) and design countermeasures. At Premier, every specification in a cutting tool can be modified to optimize the tool’s performance to your specific application. Shaun says they offer this inspection and optimizing service to achieve the best possible results. “Our customer based expanded, Shaun says, “because with our ANCA CNC equipment, we could offer tools to production manufacturing companies, and we could help our customers justify the purchase of our cutting tools with analyses of cost per part instead of cost of the cutting tool.” Shaun says that the first ANCA CNC machines, purchased in the 1990s, were taken out of commission in the past few years; one sold in 2019 and the other traded in for a newer model. “Both had value after more than 20 years”, he added. Premier Tool tested other manufacturers of CNC Tool Cutter and Grinders for a few years, Shaun says. “We are offloading these non-ANCA machines, and we are now a believer in the importance of standardization. We’re all ANCA now, Continued Next Page A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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and we recognize that having one platform is the way to go.” Shaun credits ANCA with its outstanding support. “They earn the business because they support us so well”, he adds. Shaun also said the software suite that is available with the ANCA platform is better than its competitors. “It’s more cohesive from preprogramming simulation to print layouts.”

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Shaun says that Jerry Perkins is another reason Premier Tool Grinding continues to purchase from ANCA. “Jerry listens to our needs, and finds a way to help us get the machines we need. Jerry has even contacted us when a machine is available before we even expressed a need, and we’ve jumped on it.”

Business has been good for Premier Tool Grinding, so good that just this year they purchased 3 new ANCA machines, including 2 more ANCA MX7’s. Jerry says the MX7 Linear was one of the first tool grinding machine in the world to use tubular linear motors; designed, built and supplied by ANCA Motion. It is built to meet the demands of high output, high precision Managed inventory at a manufacturing. He adds, “This customer location cutting edge technology provides unparalleled drive performance resulting in a high-quality surface on a cutting tool.” The company also purchased the ANCA CPX Linear, a blank prep machine. Jerry says, “The CPX Linear offers the best in its class High Powered Roughing Spindle to ensure high volume stock removal, enabling shorter cycle times and higher productivity.” Every ANCA at Premier Tool Grinding runs lights out 6 days a week, and Shaun says with the ANCA Redax 2.0 software suite, his company can monitor the overall efficiency and productivity of their machines from the office or anywhere in the world. Jerry adds, “Our ANCA Management Suite enables customers to monitor the operational performance of their machines and provide live production and machine data to make informed operational improvements.” The company also invested in ANCA’s 3D Simulation software. Jerry says that ANCA was the first to introduce true 3D simulation technology for CNC tool and cutter grinding.The user can view the grinding process and the resulting model. On-screen tool model measurements are possible, as are collision detection A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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PVD thickness inspection is critical for a standardized product

In house coating has improved product lead time and performance and process improvement. CIM3D delivers advanced tool simulation quality and an enhanced user-friendly interface for high performance and increased efficiency. Other ANCA software the company utilizes includes: ToolDraft, the Ultimate Drafting Package For Cutting Tools. It allows complex geometries that are difficult to draw to be simply created and dimensioned. iGrind is the heart of ToolRoom suite, and it’s used every day by thousands of tool grinders around the world. iGrind includes a dedicated cylindrical grinding package. Shaun says, “I’ve been out of operating the grinders for several years now, but my team consistently asks for the ANCA line when we are purchasing new equipment and I can see the results in both our end products and our bottom line.” Premier Tool is presently working on expanding with a standard tool line to include end mills, chamfer tools, dovetail and double angle cutters. To learn more about ANCA’s portfolio of CNC grinding machines, visit: www.anca.com. You can also contact Jerry Perkins directly: Jerry.Perkins@anca.com; phone: 951-5513096 To learn more about Premier Tool Grinding, contact them at: 602-442-0698 or visit premiertoolgrinding.com


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Manufacturing Industry Confidence Stays Strong As Investment Grows Two surveys of the U.S. manufacturing industry both showed strong readings last month, with data provider IHS Markit’s reading touching its highest level since late 2014. Between the lines: The headline numbers were reassuring, as were the report’s details.“The rise in investment spending sends a welcome signal that companies have become more optimistic about longer term prospects, something that was reinforced by a surge in firms’ expectations about production in the year ahead — even in consumer-facing sectors — to the highest since early-2015,” Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit, said in a press release. The big picture: “If we look at the world’s six largest economies they either have buoyant November manufacturing PMIs (US, China, Germany, India and the UK), or, in the case of a lagging Japan, are showing clear signs of improvement,” says Deutsche Bank chief international strategist Alan Ruskin in a note to clients titled “Global PMI is in a ’big is beautiful’ virtuous cycle. By: By: Dion Rabouin A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Joe Atkinson, PwC’s chief products and technology officer also added that, previously, there were “tech jobs and non-tech jobs. Now there are just ‘jobs’, and everyone needs to have comfort with technology. By: David Mantey”

Local Motors signs lease for new headquarters location in Chandler Local Motors signed a 10,000-square-foot lease at Chandler Tech Center, which is located at 7400 W. Detroit St. This new headquarters location will have 80 percent of the building dedicated to office space with the remaining 20 percent reserved for research and development. Local Motors is developing the Olli, a 3D printed, autonomous, electric shuttle.The vehicle has been deployed at locations around the globe, including hospitals, campuses, bases, and universities. Chandler has developed a growing cluster of automotive technology companies, with technology giants like Waymo choosing Chandler to test out their latest autonomous vehicle technology. There are multiple other companies in Chandler involved in various stages of the automotive technology supply chain, such as NXP, Garmin, Maxim Integrated, Intel, Rogers, and ARM. “Chandler has been focused on growing our autonomous vehicle industry and we are excited to see Local Motors sign this new lease in our community,” stated Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “We look forward to working alongside Local Motors as they continue to innovate with new products and we wish them many years of success at their new headquarters in Chandler.” “We are very excited to be moving into our new headquarters in Chandler, said Local Motors President, Vikrant Aggarwal. “Chandler is building an amazing ecosystem of technology companies that will allow us to accelerate our product and technology roadmaps.” Local Motors by LM Industries Group Inc. is a ground mobility company focused on empowering communities through innovative and locally-relevant vehicles. Founded in 2007 with a belief in open collaboration, Local Motors began low volume vehicle manufacturing of open-source designs using multiple microfactories. Since inception, Local Motors has debuted no less than three world firsts; the world’s first co-created vehicle, the world’s first 3D-printed car and the world’s first co-created, autonomous, electric vehicle, Olli. For more information, visit Local Motors.


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Phoenix Holding Company To Acquire ‘Unicorn’ California Drone Maker A Phoenix-based tech holding company is gaining a new wholly owned subsidiary after entering a binding merger agreement with a California electric aircraft and drone manufacturer founded by a former Tesla engineer. Alpine 4 Technologies Ltd. aid the deal to acquire Santa Clara, California-based Impossible Aerospace (IA) Corp. is its first foray into the unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, space. Alpine 4 CEO Kent Wilson called Impossible Aerospace a “unicorn” that will take his company into a new phase in achieving its goals. “They checked off all the boxes; patented or patentable IP, leading-edge but not bleeding edge technology, well-funded development behind its IP, and a market space of $5 billion or larger,”Wilson said in a statement. “Couple that with the fact that Alpine 4’s subsidiary, Quality Circuit Assembly, Inc. has been building many of the essential components that go into Impossible Aerospace’s revolutionary US-1 drone, furthering our desire to make the acquisition.” Intellectual property granted in the purchase includes two patents pending and five provisional patents, Alpine 4 said. “The former shareholders of IA recognized that the stock would be worth a lot more as Alpine 4 grows,” he said. “They, and frankly us at Alpine 4, recognized that IA within the Alpine 4 ecosystem and our robust manufacturing and software experience will allow Impossible Aerospace to grow by leaps and bounds.” Wilson said Alpine 4 aims to be a driver, stabilizer and facilitator in its business model. So far, it has focused A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Gore will be retained by Alpine 4 to help with knowledge transfer and in landing new contracts with the U.S. military. Gore said the merger is intended to br ing about the nation’s most vertically integrated UAV manufacturer.“While most domestic drone makers today rely on a jumbled network of third-party vendors for key components, we envision a single factory that receives raw materials in one door and ships validated aircraft out the other — enabling better products, faster development cycles, and higher profit margins,” Gore said in a statement. Alpine 4 said that the efficiency gained by moving IA’s manufacturing process to Quality Circuit Assembly will halve the time it takes to go from prototype to production. In February, the company bought Idaho-based Excel Fabrication LLC. The addition of Impossible Aerospace will bring Alpine 4’s acquisition total to eight businesses since its founding . Alpine 4, which went public in 2017, has 270 employees nationwide and 12 at its Phoenix office. Wilson told the Business Journal his company plans to add between five and 10 employees in Phoenix within the next year or two to support the Impossible Aerospace acquisition. By Jeff Gifford – Phoenix Business Journal


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Right now, the company makes the vehicles in China, but it is in the middle of the search for a manufacturing site in the United States. Rivera, who lives in Phoenix, said the company has narrowed the search to the greater Phoenix area and the greater Nashville area, and expects for the company to have a finalized decision in the next few weeks. Two Phoenix-area cities are in consideration: Mesa and Casa Grande. Casa Grande has been the landing spot for several other electric vehicle manufacturers creating factories. Both Nikola Corp. and Lucid Motors Inc. have chosen the Casa Grande area for largescale manufacturing operations. The ElectraMeccanica manufacturing plant is supposed to employ 250 people in its first phase, and Rivera said he hopes to begin construction as soon as a site is finalized. Once construction begins, he expects the company to be able to begin using the site in about 12 months. In addition to the two new Valley retail locations, ElectraMeccanica has locations in Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, California; La Jolla, California; Portland, Oregon and Brea, California. By Corina Vanek – Phoenix Business Journal

Manufacturing Adds 27,000 Jobs, Led by Motor Vehicles U.S. manufacturing added 27,000 jobs last month, buoyed by gains in motor vehicles and parts, the Labor Department said. The motor vehicle sector boosted employment by 15,400 jobs, according to a breakdown by industry issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The overall transportation equipment category posted a gain of 17,800 jobs. Durable goods accounted for an increase of 22,000 jobs.


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Only 1 in 4 Manufacturing Leaders Are Women, New Report Reveals In collaboration with national trade associationWomen in Manufacturing (WiM), Thomas has established a benchmark for diversity and business best practices in the manufacturing sector.After surveying more than 400 manufacturing companies to better understand business compositions, company policies, and common attitudes and behaviors,Thomas andWiM have released a joint report outlining a number of key insights regarding the advancement of and opportunities for women in the industrial sector. Most notably, the report reveals that only one in three manufacturing professionals and one in four manufacturing business leaders are women. While the medical and healthcare sector has the highest level of female employee presence at 54%, the aerospace and defense sector has the lowest female employee representation at just 24%. Because female employee representation is strongly and positively related to female leadership presence, the report explains, a gender-balanced environment within manufacturing businesses would foster more diverse executive leadership teams. Relatedly, professionals in the medical and healthcare industry shared that they are highly optimistic about the future opportunities for women in manufacturing, with 86% indicating a positive outlook. Similarly, 84% of professionals in the agricultural industry indicated that they were also optimistic about the advancement of women in the manufacturing sector. Source: ThomasNet News; By: Mikaela Tierney

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Announces ISO 9001 : 2015 Certification Heitek Automation just celebrated its 20th year in business. Dan Heiling founded the automation company with only two employees and a handful of lines, including Tolomatic,Yamaha Robotics, Polyconn and Camozzi, all of which the company still supports. Today, the company represents more than 40 lines, and they have added light manufacturing as well as assembly to their capabilities. Dan grew up in in Minnesota and in his early years, learned much about industrial distribution. He had always dreamed of owning his own business, and when he and his wife made the decision to move to Arizona, it seemed like an opportune time to pursue his dream of business ownership. Today, the company employs ~ 50 team members, and its business spans the 4 Corners, including Arizona, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. It is extremely diverse in the industries it provides automation services to, including: Medical, Machine Building,Automotive, Semi-conductor, Packaging,Aerospace/ Defense, Industrial Laundry, Food / Beverage, Printing and Machine Integration.They are exclusive distributors for approximately 20 Automation OEMs, with the most notable partnerships including; • • • •

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Heitek’s growth was substantial, and so in year 2002 Dan was able to bring his brother Scott into the company. Scott earned his degree in electrical engineering from Embry Riddle, and was in his 9th year as an engineer at Honeywell, when Dan asked him to join the company.Today, Scott serves in dual roles, that of President and also as Quality Manager. Scott says, “We support a wide range of industries, including medical and aerospace/defense. It was our customers in these industries that drove us to complete ISO 9001:2015 certification.” He added, “Since we didn’t have the certification, they performed audits on us each year, and these were both time consuming and stressful.” He continues, “We contacted Bretta Kelly, owner of BMSC in February of this year, just before the COVID pandemic. She came out and presented to us, and we were very impressed with her immediately. Her company has certified hundreds of small and medium manufacturing entities over the past years.” Scott says that when Bretta and her colleague Debbie Hart did the initial interviews with team members, he was pleasantly surprised with their feedback. “Both she and Debbie told us that we had some outstanding processes in place, and we wouldn’t have to make major changes to these.” He adds, “They put our minds at ease; we weren’t starting from ground 0; we had so much of what was needed in place already.” “Our reticence with certifying was that the process would increase the level of documentation we were required to manage. I also knew we didn’t have the expertise or manpower in-house”, he adds. COVID added a challenge to the work to achieve ISO certification as for a time, a high percentage of the A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Heitek employees were working remotely. Scott adds, “We thought about postponing the effort to achieve certification, particularly from a financial standpoint.”The team made the decision that the timing would work, and that in the end Heitek really needed to certify to grow its business.” “Bretta and Debbie were outstanding”, Scott says. “We had a team of 4 from our company that was instrumental in achieving certification. Bretta and Debbie interacted with our team on nearly a daily basis. They had a system that has worked for so many companies. They laid the system out, they interviewed our team members and did audits, and walked through our current processes.They took our documentation and helped us to build the tools required for ISO certification.” Scott adds, “I can’t say enough about Bretta and Debbie. They are so professional, they were extremely adaptive to our environment during the pandemic, and they were always responsive. ISO certification is going to make us even a better company than we were before, and this is critical because we didn’t go through the process of certification just to check a box. ISO9001: 2015 is going to show the world just how great we are at what we do.” Consulting, design, fulfillment and support. At Heitek, you are assisted with automation by their team of highly trained application specialists. To learn more about how they can help you implement automation into your manufacturing entity, contact them at: 602.269.7931. You can also visit their website at Heitek.com Are You Ready To Implement ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D,AS9110C or AS9120B or simplify your current Quality Management System? BMSC owner Bretta Kelly has 20 plus years’ experience implementing and auditing quality management systems for commercial and aerospace companies. Call (602) 445-9400 or visit BusinessMSC.com to learn more.


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Tucson Automobile Radar Maker Lunewave Gets $7M In Latest Funding Round An Arizona startup that makes radars for autonomous vehicles has received $7 million in a series A funding round. Tucson-based Lunewave, which was founded in 2017 by University of Arizona professor Hao Xin and his brother John, plans to use the fresh funding to expand its engineering and sales workforce as it continues to develop a two-sensor system that the company says could replace current automotive systems that use up to 20 radar sensors. The funding round was led by FM Capital and joined by ProezaVentures, Blue 9 Capital,TsingyuanVentures and Intact Ventures. Lunewave has also received grants from the National Science Foundation. “As we continue to actively work with Tier 1 suppliers to establish strategic partnerships to jointly deliver a mass-produced Lunewave radar sensor, I am grateful for the strong support from FM Capital and our other investors ,” said John Xin, Lunewave’s CEO, in a statement. “Lunewave offers a significant enhancement for ADAS and autonomous vehicle applications for automakers and ride-hailing companies as well as the last-mile delivery, commercial trucking and construction industries.” Lunewave’s technology involves the 3D-printed Luneburg lens, antennae and radar. The system is in its third version in less than three years, and the company said it offers broad bandwidth and high gain, and can form high-quality beams in all directions, allowing it to perform the functions now handled by more radar sensors while also enhancing resolution and performance. The company said its radar can detect objects surrounding a car with six times the resolution available today, even at long range and in poor weather.By Jeff Gifford – Digital Editor, Phoenix Business Journal

Intel Announces Its Next Generation Memory and Storage Products Last month , at Intel’s Memory and Storage 2020 event, the company highlighted six new memory and storage products to help customers meet the challenges of digital transformation. Key to advancing innovation across memory and storage, Intel announced two new additions to its Intel® Optane™ Solid State Drive (SSD) Series: the Intel® Optane™ SSD P5800X, the world’s fastest data center SSD, and the Intel® Optane™ Memory H20 for client, which features performance and mainstream productivity for gaming and content creation. Optane helps meet the needs of modern computing by bringing the memory closer to the CPU. The company also revealed its intent to deliver its 3rd generation of Intel® Optane™ persistent memory (code-named “Crow Pass”) for cloud and enterprise customers. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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suggestions for changes in skills-training programs, the tax code, labor laws and minimum-wage rates. Here are the key findings in the report: Most American workers have fared poorly. It is well known that those on the top rungs of the job ladder have prospered for decades while wages for average American workers have stagnated. But the MIT analysis goes further. It found, for example, that real wages for men without four-year college degrees have declined 10% to 20% since their peak in 1980. (Two-thirds of American workers do not have four-year college degrees.) The U.S. economy produces larger wage gaps, proportionately fewer high-quality jobs and less intergenerational mobility than most other developed nations do, the researchers found. And America does not seem to get a compensating payoff in growth. Robots and AI are not about to deliver a jobless future.Technology has always replaced some jobs, created new ones and changed others. The question is whether things will be different this time as robots and artificial intelligence quickly take over for humans on factory floors and in offices. The MIT researchers concluded that the change would be more evolutionary than revolutionary. In fact, they wrote, “we anticipate that in the next two decades, industrialized countries will have more job openings than workers to fill them.”

Don’t Fear The Robots, And Other Lessons From A Study Of The Digital Economy L. Rafael Reif, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, delivered an intellectual call to arms to the university’s faculty in 2017: Help generate insights into how advancing technology has changed and will change the workforce, and what policies would create opportunity for more Americans in the digital economy.That issue, he wrote, is the “defining challenge of our time.”

For self-driving cars and trucks, the MIT researchers concluded that widespread use was still a decade or more away. In warehouses, Amazon has made great strides with automated conveyance systems and some robotics, but its warehouses run on human labor, and will for years.

Three years later, the task force assembled to address it is publishing its wide-ranging conclusions. The report, “The Work of the Future: Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines,” was just released.

Despite advances, robots simply don’t have the flexibility and dexterity of human workers.Today’s robots learn from data and repetition.They can be remarkably adept at a certain task, but only that one.The report cited a fine-tuned gripping robot that could pluck a glazed doughnut and carefully place it in a box, with its shiny glaze undisturbed.

The group is made up of MIT professors and graduate students, researchers from other universities, and an advisory board of corporate executives, government officials, educators and labor leaders. In an extraordinarily comprehensive effort, they included labor market analysis, field studies and policy

“But that gripper only works on doughnuts,” the report said. “It can’t pick up a clump of asparagus or a car tire.”

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The cost and operational expertise required will also slow the widespread adoption of robots.A research team surveyed dozens of small and medium-size manufacturers in Massachusetts, Ohio and Arizona, and found “very few robots anywhere.” (Small and medium-size companies, with fewer than 500 workers, account for 98% of the nation’s manufacturing firms and 43% of manufacturing employment.) Worker training in America needs to match the market.“The key ingredient for success is public-private partnerships,” said Annette Parker, president of South Central College, a community college in Minnesota, and a member of the advisory board to the MIT project. The schools, nonprofits and corporate-sponsored programs that have succeeded in lifting people into middle-class jobs all echo her point: the need to link skills training to business demand. Parker points to the development of the hybrid field of “mechatronics,” which combines basic mechanical, electronics and digital skills for maintaining modern machinery. Salaries go up to $80,000, she said, adding that “everybody who is automating needs them.” The report points to successful programs that offer alternative paths to education and skills training. IBM created a program, P-TECH, that combines high school, community college and work experience with IBM and many other companies. The six-year program is geared to science and technology fields, and to students from underserved communities. Begun in 2011, the program is now in more than 160 schools in America. “Technology companies have an obligation to help responsibly prepare society for these higher-skill jobs,” said Ginni Rometty, executive chairman of IBM and a member of the MIT advisory board. Google has a leading technology certificate program. The online course typically takes three to six months, and graduates get a Google IT support professional certificate. More than 50 companies have pledged to recognize the Google certificate when hiring technology support staff.The program is the most popular certificate course on Coursera, the online learning network. The report recommends an employer training tax credit, similar to the current R&D tax credit, that can be applied only to industry-recognized certifications.

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There are a handful of nonprofit job-training programs with proven track records, including Year Up, Per Scholas, Project Quest and JVS. The MIT group suggests making federal grants available to such noncollege training and job programs. But those nonprofit ventures are still small, reaching tens of thousands a year in total. By contrast, the nation’s 1,100 community colleges serve millions of students. The report calls them “the linchpin to America’s training ecosystem,” and recommends increasing government funding, with support linked to adopting best practices and placing students in good-paying jobs. Workers need more power, voice and representation.The report calls for raising the minimum wage, broadening unemployment insurance and modifying labor laws to enable collective bargaining in occupations like domestic and home-care workers and freelance workers. Such representation, the report notes, could come from traditional unions or worker advocacy groups like the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Jobs With Justice and the Freelancers Union. The MIT researchers also recommend changes to tax laws that favor corporate spending on machines rather than workers.Changing the tax code and labor laws is among the most politically controversial recommendations in the report. But the politics are not always predictable and may be changing, said David Rolf, founding president of Seattle-based Local 775 of the Service Employees International Union and a leader of the Fight for Fifteen campaign, the effort to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. President Donald Trump comfortably won Florida in this month’s election, but more than 60% of Florida voters approved a state constitutional amendment lifting the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026, from its current level of $8.56.Rolf, a member of the advisory board, said the report “pointed to the need for a different economic and legal framework.” And, he added, “that’s an important signal, coming from MIT.” By: Steve Lohr – The New York Times A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Renishaw____________ 847-286-9953 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 Washington Calibration_____ 480-820-0506 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______ 800-327-9735 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Renishaw____________ 847-286-9953 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______ 800-327-9735 Rapid Optical Inspection Mesa Mach Sales________ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment____ 602-455-8904 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 75 • Jan / Feb 2021 75 Sept / Oct 2020

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Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Bellows Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Blast Abrasives Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation

200 Oser Avenue Hauppauge, NY 11788 U.S.A.

Tel:

1-631-273-1010 1-800-645-4174 Fax: 1-631-273-1066 1-800-424-2082

www.royalprod.com

orders@royalprod.com

Repair & Certification Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 Washington Calibration_____ 480-820-0506 Video Measuring Systems Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 K D Capital____________ 480-922-1674 Methods West__________ 602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment____ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales______ 602-368-8542 Savage Machine Tools______ 480-773-4080 TSM Machinery_________ 602-233-3757 ACCESSORIES Abrasives Barton International ______ 800-741-7756

Don Loveless Tel: 800-686-1679 181 Business Park Dr. Fax: 860-409-2552 Bristol, CT. 06010 Email: dloveless@gmnusa.com www.gmnusa.com

Copper State Bolt & Nut_____800-603-6887 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________800-562-8258 Adhesives S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________800-562-8258

Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Air Distribution Systems Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Stellar Industrial_________800-562-8258 Band Saw/ Blades D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Bar Feeders Enclosures fo Machine Tools Coolant Shields Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Hennig_____________ 909-420-5796 _Fasteners BC Barfeeds___________ 562-243-4659 Coolant Systems D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager

BARTON INTERNATIONAL cell 951.551.2685 sales 800.741.7756 ramy@barton.com www.barton.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Cabinets, Custom Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Chip Conveyors Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Chip Management Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_________480-968-5335 Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Chip Removal Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5335 Chuck Jaws Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 MP Systems__________ 909-282-7463 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Coolant Systems: Chillers Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 MP Systems__________ 909-282-7463 Chucks Cutting Tools Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Cutting Tools Consultants____602-277-1342 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 Clamping S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077 Kyocera Cutting Tools______ 480-244-4758 Von Ruden Manufacturing__ 763-682-0322 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Digital Readout Units CNC Lathe Accessories Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 CNC Collet Chucks Lone Arrow___________480-507-8074 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Collet Fixtures Draw Tubes & Bars Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162


Jeff Klimowicz Regional Sales Manager 480.320.0308 mobile jklimowicz@qualichem.com qualichem.com ISO 9001:2015 | All products proudly made in the USA.

Pallet Systems Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip______480-615-6353 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Parts Washing Equipment D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Qualichem, Inc_________ 480-320-0308 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 R8 Quick-Change Tool System Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Robot Accessories SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Sealants S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________ 800-562-8258

Filtration Equip. Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 Qualichem, Inc._________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems EDM Network__________480-836-1782 EDM Performance _______800-336-2946 Filtermist Mist Collectors Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Gaskets Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Grippers SCHUNK_____________919-452-4535 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Spindles Grinders GMN USA____________ 800-686-1679

Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Static Tool Holders Live Centers SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Tooling Columns Live Tool Holders SCHUNK_____________919-452-4535 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Von Ruden Manufacturing___763-682-0322 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Lubricants / Systems S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Vises and Vise Jaws Machine Tool Accessories Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Von Ruden Manufacturing__ 763-682-0322 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 New Way Covers & Repair Waterjet Abrasives Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756

GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Waterjet Accessories Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Waterjet Bricks/Hoppers Garnet Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Barton International ______800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________882-243-9300 Waterjet Replacement Parts Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Impression Materials Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Roydent_____________ 480-607-1876 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Wipers Hennig______________909-420-5796 Qualichem, Inc________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Work Holding Mounting Brackets Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Kurt Manufacturing_______ 763-574-8320 Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Qualichem, Inc________ 480-320-0308 CONSUMMABLES Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Cutting Fluids & Oils Spindle Liners (Coolants) Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 HARDWARE MATERIAL Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Alloys: High Temperature Pioneer Distributing Co._____ 602-278-2693 Aerodyne Alloys________ 860-289-3820 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Western States Metals______801-978-0562 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Alloys: Specialty EDM Materials & Supplies Aerodyne Alloys________ 860-289-3820 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Apache Steel Company____ 602-323-2200 D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Aluminum EDM Performance acc’s_____ 800-336-2946 Apache Steel Company____ 602-323-2200 Qualichem Inc__________ 480-320-0308 AZ Metals___________ 602-688-8003 Single Source Technologies___ 602-686-0895 Bralco Metals Phoenix______602-252-1918 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Bralco Metals Albuquerque__ 505-345-0959

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Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946

Sales@CoastalMetals.com

Fluid Power / Mechanical / Tool Products ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Brandon Anderson President

MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL: brandon@vonruden.com

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

1008 First Street NE - PO Box 699 - Buffalo, MN 55313 USA Made in USA

www.vonruden.com

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in USA

Ron Muenchow rmuenchow@upmet.com Mobile 619.871.0002 | Toll Free 888.282.3292 14941 East Northam Street, La Mirada, CA 90638 www.upmet.com

Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Armor:Commercial Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Brass Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562

Bronze Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Carbon Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Cast Iron Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Castings Metals Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Chrome Rod AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 AZ Tool & Steel_________ 480-784-1600 Copper Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Laube Titanium____805-388-1050x124 Drill Rod Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 Extrusions TW Metals____________ 800-203-8000 TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Lead Metals-Bar & Plate Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Material Sales Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_________ 480-784-1600 Titanium Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959

Patti Robison General Manager

120 E. Corporate Place Ste #12 Chandler, AZ 85225 www,portplastics.com probison@portplastics.com

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Michael Morace Sales Engineer – Arizona Cell: 602-513-6754 Toll Free: 888-554-8394 Fax: 888-554-8392 mmorace@tungaloyamerica.com

Tungaloy America, Inc.

3726 N. Ventura Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 www.tungaloy.com/us

Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co________ 602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Plastics- Acrylic/PVC, Tubing, Nylon, Many Others Port Plastics____________480-813-6118 Titanium Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Nickel Alloys Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Stainless Steel Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897 Tool Steel Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Davis Salvage Co________ 602-267-7208 Titanium & Hastelloy Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Laube Titanium____805-388-1050x124 Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897 Tubing & Pipe Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Tube Service Company_____ 602-267-9865


Sean Arsenault

Account Manager Vero Software Part of Hexagon

The World’s #1 Manufacturing Solutions Provider • Production Milling • 4/5 Axis Milling

sean.arsenault@verosoftware.com www.verosoftware.com

• Production Turning • Multi-Axis Mill/Turn

T: +1 866-675-6551 x5432 M: +1 602-359-2530 F: +1 866-200-7791

LRW Cutting Tools______ 602-269-1775 Marshall Tool & Supply____ 602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment____ 602-455-8904 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Tungaloy America_______ 310-415-4810 End Mills Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 General Manager Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 THE TOOL CRIB INC. LRW Cutting Tools_______ 602-269-1775 The MACHINE SHOP PIT STOP Marshall Tool & Supply____ 602-269-6295 ttctime2@gmail.com www.ttcroundcutters.com The Tool Crib Inc._______ 602-978-3130 21640 N 19th Ave, # C-103,Phoenix, AZ 85027 Tungaloy America_______ 310-415-4810 INDUSTRIAL HARDWARE Fixtures Boring Bars SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Form Tools The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Carbide Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 Cutting Tools Consultants___ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools________602-269-1775 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Inserts, Indexable Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-629 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 Clamping & Gripping Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 Kyocera Cutting Tools______ 480-244-4758 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Cutting Tools B&T Tool & Engineering_____ 602-267-1481 Inserts, PCD/CBN Cutting Tools Consultants____602-277-1342 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 LRW Cutting Tools________602-269-1775 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Key Cutters Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Cutting Tools: Custom Reamers & Drills, PCD B&T Tool & Engineering_____ 602-267-1481 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 LRW Cutting Tools________602-269-1775 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Precision Toolholding Edward Merkle

602-978-3130 1-800-689-8665

Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Thread Mills Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Tooling Columns/ Tombstones Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Tooling Systems Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Von Ruden Manufacturing___763-682-0322 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 PRODUCTS Safety Glasses Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 ROBOTICS Acieta______________402-650-8132 Delta Technology_______ 480-867-6320 Part Loading Systems Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 CAD/CAM Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Autodesk_____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117 Vero Software__________602-359-2530

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Director of Business Operations

p. 602.269.1775 f. 602.269.0542 1735 N. 28th Ave #1 Phoenix, AZ 85009

chris@lrwtool.com www.lrwtool.com toll free 877.845.7940

Software, NC Programming Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Autodesk_____________877 335 2261 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)____ 480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117 Software, Servicing Autodesk_____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)____ 480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117 SERVICES Automation & Controls Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Banks Alerus Bank & Trust_______ 480-905-2414 Western Banks__________ 480-917-4243 Business Consulting Arizona MEP___________602-845-1200 BMSC______________480-445-9400 Quick Turn Financial_______480-385-1220

Software, Inv. Control Autodesk_____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____480-696-6056 Calibration Services MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Advanced Coordinate Tech___480-921-3370 Products Drills Cutting Tools Consultants____602-277-1342 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117 Arizona CNC Equip_ _____ 480-615-6353

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Contract Inspection Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Contract Programming Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Calibration: Repair & Certify Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 CNC Training Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Commercial General Contractor Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 KLM Realty___________602-723-3508 Gateway Community College__ 602-286-8050 Consulting CPA/ Business Advisor Arizona MEP___________ 602-845-1200 Mueller Prost___________314-862-2070 BMSC______________480-445-9400 Crates/Pallets Elevate Consulting________ 480-577-2113 Beau’s Crates__________ 480-966-3630 GoYellowbird.com________480-229-2272 Craters & Freighters_______ 480-966-9929 Mueller Prost____________314-862-2070 Crating Technology_______ 602-528-3628 Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Crating Onsite Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 Beau’s Crates__________ 480-966-3630 Consulting:Business Improvement Craters & Freighters_______ 480-966-9929 Elevate Consulting________ 480-577-2113 Design Services GoYellowbird.com________480-229-2272 Fast DMS_____________ 424-FAST-DMS Mueller Prost____________314-862-2070 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 623-780-4137 FAA Repair/ Overhaul Galaxy International______ 623-882-2783 FAA Repair / APUs Galaxy International______ 623-882-2783 FAA Repair/ Aircraft Components Galaxy International______ 623-882-2783 Facility Safety Hennig_____________909-420-5796 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust________480-905-2414 Banterra Bank__________ 480-770-0007 Droeg Financial Services____ 480-345-6575 Western Banks___________480-917-4243 HazMat Pachaging & Shipping Craters & Freighters_______ 480-966-9929 Heavyhaul Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH ______________ 800-334-2409 Insurance Services NFP Property & Casualty____ 480-458-6052 ISO9001 Certification KALOS Certifications_______ 480-486-8007 ISO/AS9100 Consulting Arizona MEP___________ 602-845-1200 BMSC______________ 480-445-9400

Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642 ISO9001 Lead Auditor Training KALOS Certifications______ 480-486-8007 IT/ Network Specialists Onsite Technical Services___ 602-595-2227 IT/ Software Support Services Onsite Technical Services___ 602-595-2227 Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust_______480-905-2414 Banterra Bank_________ 480-770-0007 KLM Realty__________ 602-723-3508 Western Banks__________480-917-4243 Lean Consulting Arizona MEP___________602-845-1200 BMSC _____________ 480-445-9400 Elevate Consulting________ 480-577-2113 Industrial Solutions______ 480-327-8949 Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642 Machinery Installation C&M Rigging_________ 602-253-8200


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K L McINT YRE GC

•  Reduce Lead Times by 80% •  Reduce Work In Process (WIP) up to 90% •  Reduce used Floor Space by 75% •  Improve Quality by 90%

602-723-3508

Designed for professionals with little to no experience with Lean Thinking. This immersive fourday course provides the tools and skills to build the foundation of critical Lean concepts and techniques, that will strengthen your organizations bottom line.

KLMcIntyre@cox.net

Senior Leaders ▪ Middle Managers ▪ Front Line Leaders ▪ Process Experts ▪

General Contractors Kenneth McIntyre, Sr. ROC 213527 ~ ROC 213528

Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Rigging C&M Rigging_________ 602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving____ 602-246-8783 IRH _____________________ 800-334-2409

Michelle Tinsley

ATLAS

MACHINE TOOL REPAIR

Group 1: February 03-04 & 10-11 Group 2: February 05-06 & 12-13 Jackie Lord Group 3: February FOUNDING PRINCIPAL 17-20 *Breakfast and Lunch provided daily

Hampton Inn & Suites CNC and Conventional Since 1987 Specializing in Haas Machines Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center Tel: +1 480.577.2113 Phoenix, AZ Email: jackielord@elevateconsulting.llc

Fred Blouch • 602-518-6590

www.elevateconsulting.llc

ATLASMachineToolRepair@gmail.com Enroll Now at 480-327-8949 or www.isiworld.net

Safety Training API Services___________ 757-223-4157 Presented By: GoYellowbird.com________480-229-2272 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Bears Fix All___________ 480-238-3408 Schools, Custom Training Clients we’ve helped: DM Machine Repair_______ 480-709-1450 Arizona MEP___________ 602-845-1200 AZPMAP_____________ 602-723-8191 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 The Werks C&C, Inc_______ 602-569-1809 Machine Retrofitting/CNC Gateway Community College__602-286-8050 “ Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Schools, Machining & API Services___________ 757-223-4157 Training Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Gateway Community College__602-286-8050 Bears Fix All___________ 480-238-3408 Contract Programming Shipping Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Craters & Freighters_______480-966-9929 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Transportation Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 CNC Training IRH ______________ 800-334-2409 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Transportation: Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Air/Freight/Ground Gateway Community College__ 602-286-8050 C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 Engineering Services IRH ______________ 800-334-2409 Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 623-780-4137 Fast DMS_____________ 424-FAST-DMS Working Capital, Credit Lines Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____ 602-272-4571 Banterra Bank__________480-770-0007 Maint/Repair Services Western Banks__________ 480-917-4243 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 RECYCLING Advanced Precision _______ 602-525-0156 Barry Metals___________ 602-484-7186 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Consolidated Resources Inc.___ 623-931-5009 Atlas Machine Tool Repair____ 602-518-6590 Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 Bears Fix All___________ 480-238-3408 REPAIR/DESIGN DM Machine Repair_______ 480-709-1450 Bar Feeder Repair D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 Edge Technologies________ 951-440-1574 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 The Werks C&C, Inc_______ 602-569-1809 Machine Tool Rebuilding Advanced Precision _______ 602-525-0156 White’s Niche Products_____ 602-290-9402

Prev. Maint Programs Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 API Services__________ 757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 Atlas Machine Tool Repair____602-518-6590 DM Machine Repair______480-709-1450 D & R Machinery_______480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery_______480-968-5335 The Werks C&C, Inc______602-569-1809

Industrial Solutions allowed us to find the potential in ourselves to become problem solvers. The training provided by ISI allowed employees of all experience levels to be empowered and knowledgeable regarding waste reduction and ways to share valuable input from different perspectives. We plan to build upon the foundation they provided and have true enthusiasm regarding the prospective gains to be realized.”

goyellowbird.com Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH _____________800-334-2409 Machinery Moving C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH _ ____________800-334-2409 Machinery Storage C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 Procurement Fast DMS_____________ 424-FAST-DMS Public Relations New Angle Media________ 602-295-1813 Marketing/ Web Design New Angle Media________ 602-295-1813 Real Estate, Commercial Marcus & Millichap_______ 602-687-6700 KLM Realty___________602-723-3508 Reverse Engineering BMSC______________ 480-445-9400 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Metalcraft Inc._________480-967-4889

M. Rollins Corporate HR Manager Benefits, Training & Dev. Hopkins Mfg. Corp.

Repair -Hydraulic Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc______602-569-1809 Repair - Portable Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc______ 602-569-1809 Repair /Maintenace Robots Acieta______________402-650-8132 Spindle Rebuilding GMN USA___________ 800-686-1679 Testing, Metallurgical Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 SERVICES/MARKETING/DESIGN Photography Takashi Sato___________ 602-790-3160 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes 21622 North 14th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027-2806 www.axiantech.com 623-580-0800

Danyelle Vigari Customer Service

Direct: 623-889-0725 Cell: 623-418- 1831 sales@axiantech.com

Moore Tool & Die________602-909-6697 Apache Gear, Inc________ 623-934-7144 CASTINGS Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800

Castings: Prototype AATC ______________ 602-268-1467

Clean Room Assembly Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 Jan’s Inc._____________480-833-7305 Castings: Production L&W Fluid____________602-323-2560 AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Fixtures: Assembly Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 COATING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS Arizona Finishing________602-438-4443 ADDITIVE MFG / 3 D PRINTING Coating: Cerakote AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Delta Technology________480-867-6320 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 Masic Industries_________503-232-9109 Faustson_____________303-420-7422 CAP ______________602-464-9629 BAR CODING Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Sensing Solutions Coating: Chem Film ASSEMBLY Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 CAP______________602-464-9629 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 AAE_______________928-772-9887 Thermo Couples Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 Cleveland Electric Labs_____480-967-2501 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 Bending: CNC Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Frontier Group__________928-636-0130 CAP ______________602-464-9629 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Chromatic Over Zinc Diecast Gold Tech Industries_____ _480-968-1930 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 GHT Services___________480-396-1800 Brazing: Aluminum Dip Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 Coating: Black Oxide Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 Bolts Metallizing - CWST____ 602-244-2432 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627

Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 The Metal Man________ 800-448-9448 BROACHING MAKstride____________928-460-6054 Air Gear_____________602-275-7996 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311

KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331

WESTERN CAST PARTS LLC Steve Whisel

Field Sales & Engineering

4024 E. Casitas Del Rio Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85050 Phone: (480) 284-6618 Cell: (480) 250-9764 Email: swcastings@cox.net A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 The Metal Man_________ 800-448-9448 Bandsaw Cutting

Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 CNC Router Coating: Dry Film Lube PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Die Cutting Coating:Passivation CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 CAP ______________ 602-464-9629 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Laser Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Coating: Liquid Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 Collins Metal Finishing____ 602-275-3117 Powder Coating F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Pilkington Metal Finishing__ 801-972-2146 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Fine Line Laser Cutting_____ 602-863-3196 Coating: Nickel/Teflon Plasma Cutting Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Marzee_____________ 602-269-5801 Coating: NP3 Tube Laser Cutting Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Tube Service Company_____ 602-267-9865 _ ____801-972-2146 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Turret Punching Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 COIL PROCESSING Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 DIE CASTING Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 CUTTING CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394

DIES Arizona Wire & Tool________480-813-1002 Precision Die & Stamp’g____ 480-967-2038 Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Milco _______________714-373-0098 Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech______________480-921-1665 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 ANEWCO______________520-751-1222 Blaze Precision_________ 480-584-5227

Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc

EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422

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Caleb T. Kratz

Simulation Product Specialist Southwest Territory Manager

MOBILE: 713-252-2784

caleb.kratz@autodesk.com

valtechmfg@qwestoffice.net

Autodesk, Inc. Houston, TX 77459 www.autodesk.com

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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

Patrick H. Stewart II President

21631 N. 3rd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027 p (623) 492 9400 x215 f (623) 492 9071 pstewart@stewartmfg.com www.stewartmfg.com

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777

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Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777

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Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Milco ______________ 714-373-0098 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 Sun Tech_____________ 480-921-1665 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC_________ 480-239-8254 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 Blaze Precision_________ 480-584-5227 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705

Milco ______________ 714-373-0098 Powill Manufacturing______ 623-780-4100 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Sun Tech_____________ 480-921-1665 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 ENGINEERING/ PROGRAMMING K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 FABRICATION: SHEET METAL A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_ 623-377-2191 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 Aero Tech____________ 801-292-0493 Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 AZMF Precision__________602-476-7477 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483

Desert Precision Mfg_____ 520-887-4433 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv__ 480-966-3952 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 K-2 Manufacturing______ 602-455-9575 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 Magnum Companies_____ 602.272.3600 Metzfab____________ 602- 539-9591 Moore Tool & Die_______ 602-909-6697 Nelson Engineering_______602-273-7114 Part Partners__________603-831-2771 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 RM Garrison Machining____ 623-582-6544 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Creedbilt Inc___________ 623-939-8119 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778

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LIN PRYOR

OWNER / CEO

(480) 316-2893 (480) 477-9182 WWW.BIGOMETALS.COM LINPRYOR@BIGOMETALS.COM 50 S. 43RD. PHOENIX, AZ 85009

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Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

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3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777

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Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Cell: (602)370-5777

Precise Metal Products_____ 602-272-2625 Aerospring1@aerospringmfg.com

Fabrication: Medium & Large A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace__ 623-377-2191 Abrams Airborne Mfg_______520-887-1727 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 BEL Machining___________480-445-9881 Big O Metals____________480-477-9182 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339


ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C

Mike Sniegowski Precision Grinding for the Aerospace Industry since 1998 2821 W. Willetta Phone: (602) 353-8088

Phoenix, AZ 85009

Mike@BlueStreakGrinding.com

www.bluestreakgrinding.com

EPSI______________714-256-8950 Louie’s Black Oxide_____ 602-257-0530 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Info@sungrindingUSA.com

Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751

TVT Die Casting________ 800-280-2278 Coating Technologies____ _623-242-9575 Abrasive Blasting CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Frontier Group_________ 928-636-0130 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____602-275-1917 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 STP Performance Coating LLC__602-276-1231 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____602-275-1917 Dry Film Lubrication Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Polishing Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 Bolts Metallizing - CWST____ 602-244-2432 Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Paragon Machining & Design__480-635-9163 Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 RM Garrison Machining____ 623-582-6544 FOUNDRY

Sand Blasting Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____602-275-1917 A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 Electro-Polishing JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 Masic Industries________ 503-232-9109 Magnum Companies______602.272.3600 Glass Bead Clean Metzfab_____________602- 539-9591 A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Precise Metal Products_____ 602-272-2625 Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 STP Performance Coating LLC__602-276-1231

AATC_______________602-268-1467 GASKETS Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 GEAR CUTTING Air Gear_____________602-275-7996 Apache Gear, Inc________623-934-7144

Shot Peen GRINDING Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575 Lone Arrow__________ 480-507-8074 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 RM Garrison Machiing___623-582-6544 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Auer Precision__________480-834-4637 Stripping Gun Finishing Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400 Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 AzMark_____________480-926-8969 TMM Precision _________ 800-448-9448 Louie’s Gun Finishing_____ 602-257-0530 Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 FIXTURES Passivation Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 Blaze Precision________ 480-584-5227 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Fabrication: Steel Magnum Companies______602.272.3600 FINISHING Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575

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4045 W. Washington Phoenix, AZ 85009 (602) 267-7575 office (602) 909-5239 cell wayne@lynchbros.com

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3301 EAST MADISON STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85034

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GMN USA____________ 800-686-1679 Shaw Precision_________ 480-785-4925 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Grinding, CNC/Contour PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing______ 623-780-4100 Powill Manufacturing__ ___623-780-4100 Ron Grob____________ 970-667-5320 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701

Shaw Precision_________ 480-785-4925

Grinding… Cylindrical Steel Services Grinding_____ 800-662-0126 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Grinding… Double Disc Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484

Grinding…Gear/Spline Air Gear_____________ 602-275-7996

Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Torres - Vice President CTE_______________ 800-783-2400 Chris Andy Severyn - President 6503 W Frye Rd #6 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Chandler, AZ 85226 www.shawprecision.com Grinding & Gun Drilling Threading Rolling Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Office: 480-785-4925 HEAT TREATING Chris - Cell: 602-349-7921 Email: chris@shawsgrinding.com chris@shawprecision.com Andy - Cell: 602-903-7930 Email: andy@shawprecision.com Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 Controlled Thermal Tech’y____ 602-272-3714 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Mobile PartMarking Heat Treating Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____ 602-244-2432 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Copper State Bolt & Nut_____ 800-603-6887 Frontier Group__________928-636-0130 F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Heat Treating/ISO9001/AS9100 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____ 602-244-2432 Silk Screen Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/ Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Aluminum Heat Treating

Grinding, Blanchard Grinding: ID/OD Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 602-275-7996 Air Gear_____________ Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______ 602-267-7575 INSPECTION Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Calibration Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 Grinding: Centerless (OD) Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 HONING/LAPPING Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Inspection, First Article National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Ron Grob____________ 970-667-5320 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Paramount Honing & Machine_ 480-577-9774 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Grinding:Mattison Ron Grob____________ 970-667-5320 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 HYDRO FORMING Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002 F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 Precision Aerospace_______ 602-352-8658 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869

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Labels & Bar Code Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 EPSI______________714-256-8950


PARAMOUNT HONING & MACHINE

Precision Honing Specialists  480.577.9774

 info@paramounthoning.com

771 N Golden Key St Ste A, Gilbert, AZ 85233

www.ParamountHoning.com

MAKstride___________ 928-460-6054 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Avtek Industries_________ 602-485-4005 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501

Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services

Systems Integrators______ 623-434-3136 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 ANEWCO____________ 520-751-1222 HK Machining__________602-278-6704

AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Industrial Tool Die & Eng____520-745-8771 Inspection Services, Welding

Evans Precision Machining___ 623-581-6200 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166

Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 Group Mfg Serv._________ 480-966-3952 JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331

Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 JDB Ltd____________ 602-992-9627 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Gladhill Assoc__________623-939-4412 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665

Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642 Specialty Turn Products____ Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 T-N Machining_________ Tech Five Machining______ Process Improvement/ Audit BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Uni-Tek____________ Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642

602-426-9340 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 TVT Die Casting_________800-280-2278 602-278-8665 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Wrico______________480-892-7800 Machining: CNC 480-699-4856 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625

602-272-2601 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 Service & Sales________ 480-968-9084 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Machining: Aerospace AATC______________602-268-1467 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117

Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 MACHINING ANEWCO____________ 520-751-1222 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Machining: 3D 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 Cassavant Machining______602-437-4005 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Machining: Contract Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Backerworks Mfg_______ 505-342-2943 Aero Design & Mfg______ 602-437-8080

Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337

L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____602-243-4329 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969

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MAKstride____________928-460-6054

AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 BEL Machining__________480-445-9881 BID Machine, Inc_______ 480-892-7304 Blaze Precision________ 480-584-5227 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 HPMP______________801-619-9850 Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________602-992-9627 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560

Machining: Milling Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Avtek Industries_________602-485-4005 Metzfab____________ 602- 539-9591 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 Genesis Precision________602-687-9600 Paragon Machining & Design__480-635-9163 GHT Services___________480-396-1800 Phoenix Fab & Design____ 480-590-5058 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 Powill Manufacturing______623-780-4100 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 Precision Aerospace______ 602-352-8658 Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 RM Garrison Machining __623-582-6544 Jemelco, Inc.___________480-804-9541 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 L&W Machine Co________602-323-2560 Ron Grob____________970-667-5320 MAKstride____________928-460-6054 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 T-N Machining__________602-278-8665 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Tech Five Machining_______480-699-4856 Part Partners__________ 603-831-2771 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Val-Tech Mfg___________480-966-7376 RMSS ______________623-780-5904 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Ron Grob____________970-667-5320 Machining: Industrial & Repair Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 BEL Machining__________480-445-9881 Stewart Precision Mfg______623-492-9400 Machining: Large Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 T-N Machining__________602-278-8665 Backerworks Mfg________505-342-2943 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Continental Machining_____800-777-2483 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Empire Precision Mach.____ 480-633-4580 F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331

LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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JDB Ltd_____________602-992-9627 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136

Machining Precision 3D Machine LLC__ ______480-239-8254 AAE______________ 928-772-9887 AATC ______________602-268-1467 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Alpha Machine________ 602-437-0322 ANEWCO_____________520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 ATEC Engineering________480-569-3337 Auer Precision__________480-834-4637 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg_______ 505-342-2943 BID Machine, Inc_______ 480-892-7304 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___480-967-2501 Machining: Milling - Long Part Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Machining: MultiSwiss Evans Precision Mach’g____ 623-581-6200 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 Machining Plastic Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 Blaze Precision_________480-584-5227 Genesis Precision_______ 602-687-9600


Jeff Rozell - President Phone: 602-269-8788 Fax: 602-269-0103 3731 E La Salle St. Phoenix, AZ 85040 CNC PRECISION MACHINING PROTOTYPE • PRODUCTION

CNC MACHINE SHOP - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS 2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az 85021

Jon Schaeffer Office: Mobile: E-Mail: Web:

(President)

602-687-9600 602-881-1055 jon@genesisprecisionaz.com www.genesisprecisionaz.com

Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 HK Machining__________ 602-278-6704 HPMP______________ 801-619-9850

Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 L&W Machine Co________ 602-323-2560 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 CNC MACHINE SHOP - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS MAKstride____________ 928-460-6054 2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az 85021 Rich Schwab Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 Sr. Sales Representative Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Yvonne Schaeffer 623-587-4611 Wal-Tek Office: Industries________ 602-687-9600 Mobile: 602-430-8652 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 E-Mail:Engineering_______ yvonne@genesisprecisionaz.com303-280-2778 Weiser www.clevelandelectriclabs.com Web: www.genesisprecisionaz.com Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Specialty Turn Products_____ 602-426-9340 Machining: Production AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 StarRex Precision________ 480-834-6344 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-00220 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Mach: Turning CNC JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 RM Garrison Machining_____ 623-582-6544 (General Manager)

361 South 52nd Street • Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone: 480-967-2501 • Fax: 480-967-2530 rschwab@cel-atg.com Cell: 480-375-1437

ISO/IEC 17025

Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 MAKstride____________ 928-460-6054 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 3D Machine LLC_ _______480-239-8254 JB’s Precision__________623-581-9088 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 StarRex Precision________ 480-834-6344 StarRex Precision________480-834-6344 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665 Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 Jemelco, Inc.___________480-804-9541 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665 Avtek Industries_________ 602-485-4005 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 JWB Manufacturing_______480-967-4600 Machining: Prototype LAYKE, Inc.____________602-272-2654 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477

AATC______________602-268-1467 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 Matrix Machine_________ 480-966-4451 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484 Cassavant Machining______ 602-437-4005 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 Machining: Quick Turn Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Backerworks Mfg________ 505-342-2943 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339

Lynch Brothers Mfg_______602-267-7575

Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___ 480-967-2501 Genesis Precision________ 602-687-9600 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 HK Machining__________ 602-278-6704 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Evans Precision_________ 623-581-6200 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 Genesis Precision________ 602-687-9600 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 Powill Mfg____________ 623-780-4100 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Part Partners__________ 603-831-2771 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____ 520-889-8325 Precision Aerospace_______602-352-8658 GHT Services_ __________ 480-396-1800 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 HPMP______________ 801-619-9850 Avery 5371 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Machining: Semiconductor RM Garrison Mach’ing____623-582-6544 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 RMSS_____________623-780-5904

Jaguar Precision Machine____ 505-242-6545 L&W Machine Co________ 602-323-2560 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 Service & Sales_________480-968-9084 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 Metzfab_____________ 602- 539-9591 Machining: Swiss Southwest Swiss Precision ___602-438-4670 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 Cassavant Machining______ 602-437-4005 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 HPMP______________ 801-619-9850 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 StarRex Precision________480-834-6344 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 Pacific Swiss & Mfg_______ 503-557-9407 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Stewart Precision Mfg______623-492-9400 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 RMG Machining_________ 623-582-6544 Phoenix Fab & Design_____ 480-590-5058 Sun Tech_____________ 480-921-1665 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Southwest Swiss Precision ___ 602-438-4670 Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 Creedbilt Inc___________ 623-939-8119 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 MACHINING: LASER

Group Manufacturing Serv__ 480-966-3952

K-2 Mfg_____________ 602-455-9575 Laser Cutting Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 AZMF Precision_________602-476-7477 Metzfab_____________602- 539-9591

RM Garrison Mach’ing_ __623-582-6544 RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320

Big O Metals__________ 480-477-9182 MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 EDM Tech___________ 602-278-6666 RM Garrison Mach’ing___623-582-6544 F&B Manufacturing______ 602-512-5237 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Fine Line Laser Cutting____ 602-863-3196 Scriven Precision_________ 480-961-9775

K-2 Manufacturing______ 602-455-9575 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 StarRex Precision_______ 480-834-6344 K-zell Metals, Inc._______ 602-232-5882 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 KLK Ind._____________602-267-1331 Manufacturing: Electrode Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 M3 (Modern Metal Masters)_ 623-233-7932 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480

Mfg: PhotoChemical Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Aero Tech____________801-292-0493 Etching Fabrication Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Precision Aerospace______ 602-352-8658 Turnkey Product Services Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Southwest Waterjet-Laser___ 480-306-7748 Aero Tech____________801-292-0493 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 The Metal Man________ 800-448-9448 METAL FORMING TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Machining: Turning: Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 Tube Service Company____ 602-267-9865 Automatic American Prec. Machine____ 602-269-6298 Wal-Tek Industries________623-587-4611 AZMF Precision__________ 602-476-747 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Laser Engraving & Etching Evans Precision Mach’g____ 623-581-6200 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 HPMP______________801-619-9850 Leach Laser___________602-254-1141 TMM Precision _________800-448-9448 JB’s Precision Ind_______ 623-581-9088 Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 METAL RESTORATION Perfection Ind Finishing____ 520-434-9090 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 METAL STAMPING Laser Marking RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 High Production Precision Leach Laser___________602-254-1141 StarRex Precision_______ 480-834-6344 Stamping Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Machining: Ultra-Precision MOLDS Thread Rolling Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 MANUFACTURING

Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 AAE______________ 928-772-9887 MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Molds: Construction AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 JWB Manufacturing______480-967-4600 MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Molds: Plastic Injection AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Molds: Steel Aero Tech___________801-292-0493 MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 OUTGASING Systems Integrators______ 623-434-3136 PAINTING Arizona Finishing_______602-438-4443 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Capital Metal Finishing____ 520-884-7473 Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 CRC Surface Technologies___602-288-0394 Frontier Group_________ 928-636-0130 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Painting& Blast Booths STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Phosphate Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 Wet Paint/CARC Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090


Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394

Cody Hukill

Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130

O: 602-539-9591

PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600

A: 23012 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027

C: 602-320-8360

E: sales@metzfab.com W: metzfabindustries.com

Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Pilkington Metal Finishing___ 801-972-2146 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Bright Nickel

Laser Marking Laser Engraving Laser Cutting Waterjet Cutting

Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Bright Tin Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473

T.J. Fisher Owner/ President

Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Copper Frontier Group__________928-636-0130

Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473

CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Sandblast/Automated Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 Capital Metal Finishing_____520-884-7473 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Screenprinting & Pad Electroless Nickel Printing Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 PLASMA CUTTING PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Embrittlement Relief Marzee_____________602-269-5801 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 PLATING Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Capital Metal Finishing_____520-884-7473 Gold

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Index of Advertisers 3D Machine....................................82 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace............84 AAE.............................................. 26,91 Abrams Airborne Mfg................................85 ABS Metalurgical............................................29 ACC Machinery................................................73 Accutech...............................................................88 Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.....................93 Acieta.......................................................................73 Adams Mach......................................49,73,96 Advanced Precision......................................80 Aero Spring & Mfg.........................................84 Aero Tech..............................................................89 Air Gear..................................................................86 Alerus......................................................................11 AllFab Engineering........................................85 Alpha Machine...............................................91 American Aerospace (AATC).................83 American Tools & Metals...................74,75 Americhem Engineering.........................75 ANEWCO..............................................................88 Apache Gear......................................................85 Apache Steel......................................................77 Arizona CNC..........................13,67,73,76,78 Arizona Finishing............................................86 Arizona MEP..........................................68,81 Arizona Tool Steel...........................................78 Arizona Wire & Tool.......................................93 ATEC Engineering..........................................93 Atlas Machine Tool Repair.......................81 Auer Precision...................................................85 AutoDesk.............................................................84 Autoline.................................................................58 Avtek........................................................................88 Axian Technology..........................................82 Ayers Gear & Machining...........................71 AZ Metals......................................................62,76 AZMARK (Imaginetics)...............................91 AZMF Precision................................................92 B&T Tool & Engineering............................79 Backerworks Mfg...........................................89 Banterra Bank.. ............................2,47,81 Barton International ............................48,76 BC Barfeeds........................................................75 Bears Fix All.........................................................81 Beau’s Crates......................................................80 BEL Machining.................................................84 BID Machine, Inc.............................................84 Big O Metals...............................................28,84 Blaze Precision..................................................83 Blue Streak Grinding............................65,85 BMSC...............................................................45,83 Bolts Metallizing-CWST.............................83 Bralco Metals..............................................76,77 Brilliance LED.............................................42-43 Bystronic Inc......................................................74 C&M Rigging..............................................38,81 Capital Metal Finishing..............................91 Cassavant CAP.............................................6,93 Cassavant Machining.................................90 Challenger Aerospace................................87 ChemResearch................................................87 CIS..............................................................................82 Cleveland Electric Labs......................60,89 CNC Pros.........................................30-31,73,75 Coast Aluminum.....................................22,77 Coastal Metals...........................................22,78 Coating Tech............................................ 72,83 Collins Metal Finishing................................83 Consolidated Resources...................46,80 Continental Machining.............................88 Controlled Thermal.......................................86 CopperState Nut & Bolt.............................75 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

Craters & Feighters..................................55,80 Crating Tech........................ ...............................80 D & R Mchy.........1,34-46,37,69,73,74,79 DATRON................................................................75 Davis Metals ......................................16,92 DCM Tech.. ..................................................74 Delta Technology.. .................................74 Desert Precision MFG.. .........................84 DM Machine Repair.. .............................80 DMG Mori..................................................................73 Ebbco Inc....................................................74 Echols Saw & Supply............................73 Edge Technologies................................76 EDM Network..........................................77 EDM Perform Access............................78 EDM Tech....................................................84 Elevate Consulting.................................81 Ellison Machinery.......................5,59,73,75,77 Empire Precision Mach.......................89 Enterprise Manufacturing................90 EPSI..................................................................91 Evans Precision Mach’g......................85 F&B Manufacturing..............................86 Falcon Engineering........................ 63,92 Fast DMS......................................................81 Faustson......................................................82 Field Calibrations....................................79 Fine Line Fabricating Inc....................85 Fine Line Laser Cutting........................91 Flex-Pro.................................................70,89 Foresight Finishing................................92 Freedom Fabricating...........................54 Frontier Group...................................14,91 Galaxy International.............................80 Gateway Community College.. 44,80 Geiger Electric Inc..................................74 Genesis Precision...................................89 GHT Services LLC....................................82 Gibbs Precision Machine...................90 Gilbert Metal Stamping......................82 Gladhill Assoc.....................................64,87 GMN USA....................................................76 Gold Tech Industries.............................87 Grindworks................................................83 Group Manufacturing.........................84 Heitek............................................................68 Hennig.........................................................76 Hexagon.....................................................33 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding........84 HK Machining..........................................88 Horizon Carbide.....................................82 Hunter Machine Moving............24,80 Hurco............................................................37 Ind. Metal Supply............................64,78 Ind.Tool Die................................................87 Industrial Electric Inc............................74 Industrial Solutions................................81 Infinisys..................................................83,87 IPE Aerospace...................................61,90 IPG..................................................................86 IRH..................................................................82 ISI World.................................................56,81 ITDE................................................................87 J&W Manufacturing..............................89 J B’s Prec Ind...............................................87 Jacquet West.............................................78 Jaguar Precision Machine..................90 Jan’s Inc.........................................................88 JD Machine.................................................82 JDB Ltd.........................................................86 Jemelco Inc.................................................80 K D Capital..................................................73 K-2 Manufacturing.................................91

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K-Zell Metals, Inc......................................92 Kaiser Thinbit...................................... 15,79 KALOS Certifications.............................81 KLK Inc...........................................................88 Kloeckner Metals.....................................77 Klontech Metrology..............................73 KTR Machine..............................................74 Kurt Manufacturing Co.......................78 Kyocera.........................................................76 L&W Machine Co......................................87 LAUBE Technology..................................77 Layke Inc......................................................83 Leach Laser..................................................87 Lone Arrow.................................................76 Louie’s Black Oxide...........................84,86 LRW Cutting Tools..................................79 Lucy’s Machine Company.................76 Lynch Brothers.........................................86 M3 Metals....................................................93 Magnum Prec...........................9,73-75,95 Makino..........................................................73 MAKstride....................................................83 Marcus & Millichap.................................80 Marshall Tool & Supply........................79 Marusiak LLC...............................................91 MarZee.............................................41,85,92 Mario Pinto.................................................80 Matrix Machine..................................82,83 Matsuura......................................................73 Mesa Machinery................................65,75 Metalcraft Inc..............................................87 Metals Eng & Testing Labs.................83 Methods West.................................3,74,75 Metzfab............................................32,91,93 Micropulse West......................................82 Midaco Corp..............................................83 Milco...............................................................83 Mistras (Semiray)...............................33,83 Mitutoyo................................................71,75 MLC CAD Systems..................................80 MoldWORX.................................................91 Moore Tool & Die.....................................84 Moore Tool & Equip...............................75 Morsch Machine.....................................82 MP Systems................................................76 Mueller Prost..............................................80 NAI Horizon................................................63 National Grinding & Mfg....................85 Nelson Engineering........................ 63,84 New Angle Media....................................81 Newport Tool............................................93 NFP Property & Casualty....................80 North-South .........................23,73,74,76 Onsite Technical Services.............58, 81 Osborn Products...............................83,85 Paragon Machining & Design.........89 Paramount Honing Machine............87 Part Partners LLC.....................................89 PAS (Standard Aero).......................20,92 Perfection Industrial Finishing........90 Phoenix Fab & Design.............50-51,87 Phoenix Grinding....................................83 Phoenix Heat Treat.................................86 Pilkington Metal Finishing.................92 Pioneer Distributing Co.......................83 Port Plastics................................................78 Powill Mfg....................................................86 PPE Engineering......................................93 Precision Aerospace..............................93 Precision Die & Stamping............21,82 Premier Tool Grinding...................50-52 Productivity, MMT.. ............................29,73 Qualichem, Inc............................................77

Quality Improvement Consulting........81 Quality Mold................................................85 R&D Gage.. .....................................................26 Renishaw.. ...............................................25,75 RMG Machining.. .............................. ..10,85 RMSS.. ........................... ...................................90 Ron Grob........................................................86 Royal Products.. ....................................48,76 S.L. Fusco.........................................................74 Samuel, Son & CO......................................78 Sav-On Plating............................................90 Savage Machine .......................................74 Schenk Intertech.......................................74 SCHUNK.........................................................79 Scriven Precision Fab..............................82 Select Machining......................................88 Service & Sales............................................92 Shaw Precision............................................86 Single Source Technologies..........73,77 Southwest Swiss Prec.............................88 SW Waterjet & Laser..............................27,91 Specialty Turn Products (STP)........53,90 SPRINGWORKS Utah...............................93 Standard Aero................................20,85,92 Starrett.............................................................76 StarRex Precision.......................................88 Star Metal Fluids..........................19,76-80 Steel Services Grind’g.......................54,83 Stellar Industrial.........................................75 Stevens Engineering............................... 77 Stewart Precision Manufacturing...........84 Sun Grinding..................................39,78,85 Sun Tech.........................................................92 Superior Grinding.................................8,86 Sustaining Edge Solutions............18,79 Systems Integrators........................................83 TMM Precision......................................82,85 T-N Machining............................................88 T.S.M. Mach. .................................................73 Takashi Sato..................................................88 Tech Five Machining................................ 87 TechMark.......................................................85 The Metal Man......................................82,85 The Tool Crib Inc.........................................79 The Werks C&C............................................78 Thompson Machine................................84 Total Quality Sys......................................... 77 Tube Service................................................. 77 Tungaloy America.....................................78 Turul Engineering......................................81 TVT Die Casting....................................66,85 TW Metals...................................................... 77 United Performance........................71,78 U S Shop Tools........................................7,76 Uni-Tek............................................................ 87 Val-Tech Mfg.................................................84 Valley Machine Works............................85 Vero Software..............................................79 VonRuden..............................................78,80 Wal-Tek Industries.....................................92 Washington Calibration........................74 Weiser/Mile High Precision.................85 Western Cast Parts....................................82 Western Sintering Co..............................93 Western State Bank..................................79 Western States Metal.......................60,80 White’s Niche Products....................17,75 Whitley Machine ............................. 7,85 Wissota Tool & Die....................................92 Wrico.........................................................40,84 Yellowbird.com............................................81 Zeiss Metrology..........................................74


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