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Vol. 17, No. 1 Jan/Feb 2011

Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico Edition

Meet US Carbide Tool LLC - A Superior, High Quality, Precision Tool Grinding Company

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Editors Corner A letter from A2Z Metalworker founder Bill Lambert, Who Just Celebrated 82 Years. It inspires me to make a bucket list! “First of all Joel (Young) is my closest buddy - he bought the first machine from Lambert Machinery back in 1981, plus a lot more.We’ve vacationed with him and his wife in Samoa, the Cook Islands and Mexico. One of Joel’s friends has a Stinson, aWWII trainer. Anyway, I mentioned to Joel one day that I never had a chance to fly in an open cockpit, and that now it’s too late. Well not to be outdone, Joel and his friend bought a sling, rigged up a hoist to his forklift and set me up onVeterans Day for a flight. It happened, which goes to prove that anything is possible. Had a great time once I got over a bad case of nerves.” Bill p.s. Joel Young is founder of Matrix Machine. Imagine being able to say at the end of your life’s journey: “I’ve experienced everything I ever wanted in life!” And what better way to have a fulfilling, adventurous life than by creating a bucket list, and over time crossing off each item on your list? Do your bucket list now, regardless of how young you are! If you are like most of us, you will likely include travel on your life list, but I think you should also take the time to decide what you want to accomplish in each area of your life. Think about the following: • Starting a profitable business doing what you love; finding work that gives you a sense of fulfillment; being among the best in the world in your field. • Finding and marrying the love of your life; having healthy, beautiful children; getting to know and enjoy your grandchildren. • Doing all the things to help yourself stay healthy and age gracefully! Have fun, but everything in moderation! • Volunteering at a homeless shelter; just doing things all the time that are truly altruistic. • Having enough money to be able to finance your life goals; having enough money to give back to the community. • Having the ability to love; to forgive; to exhibit kindness.You want to be characterized as a generous, good person. Creating and achieving your life list is about deciding what you really want and taking the necessary actions to accomplish your goals.You will need to incorporate behaviors into your daily life which will help you to gradually become the person you are proud to be. Go ahead, make that bucket list! I wish you a very successful, happy and healthy NewYear, and God Bless our Troops.

Linda Daly Publisher A2Z METALWORKER

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Cover US Carbide Tool LLC is a Superior Precision Tool Grinding Company using Best in Class Technology and Peoplel. This Month’s Shop Profile. Photography by Robbie. Announcements/Releases......................6-7

Shop Profile......................................1,26-28 Buyers Guide Equipment....................76-82

Buyers Guide Processes.....................83-93 Card Gallery........................................76-93

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

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

Published by: A2Z Metalworker PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly linda@azmetalworker.com Mail Address: PO Box 93295 Phoenix, AZ 85070 Telephone: (602) 412-7696 Websote: www.azmetalworker.com E-mail: info@azmetalworker.com

CONTRIBUTORS Robbie Barrkman Gene Wirth Kim Carpenter Published bi-monthly to keep metalworkers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 6100 people actively engaged in the precison manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 18,300 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to www.azmetalworker.com. All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.


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Announcements & Releases What Makes AbsoluteTurning & Machine Stand Out Among Its Competitors In 1999 Absolute Turning & Machine, Inc. was founded as a cam Swiss and CNC lathe shop.Today, they are a CNC Swiss turning shop dedicated to providing precision parts to their diversified customer base. They specialize in precision machining of all metals and plastics parts in their 6,000 square foot facility is located in Tucson, Arizona.The company is capable of running prototype quantities thru high volume production of the most complex parts and usually manufacturing them in one operation. What makes AbsoluteTurning & Machine stand out among its competitors is the company’s outstanding quality, its ability to produce precision components without a second or third operation, and its dedicated employees. Their metalworking professionals produce parts for some of the most recognized company names in their respective industries. When you put these elements together you get precision parts run more efficiently that cost less, by people who care. For more information on Absolute Turning and Machine, Inc., call (520) 624-5628 or visit or website at www.atmswiss.com.

Precision Metalworks of Arizona, Inc. is under new management! Matthew Carlson Sales Manager, is taking PMA to the next level with Lean Manufacturing concepts and Six Sigma initiatives. PMA has a long history in the valley as a precision sheet metal fabrication center. Now with new and improved processes PMA can continue to serve their Customers and improve on the way the products flow through the facility. This improved flow allows for higher quality products, reduced lead times, and competitive pricing. Call, Adrian Alcantar, General Manager today to receive a very competitive quote on your sheet metal requirements: 602-455-9575 • AdrianAlcantar@pmaofaz.com • www.PMAofAZ.com.

Attention OMAX Users Arizona CNC is pleased to announce that they have begun locally stocking genuine OMAX replacement parts in theirTempe facility. Customers now have the convenience of having many commonly used parts available for pick up the same day they are ordered. “We are constantly looking for ways to better serve our customers, so when a number of them expressed the desire to have faster availability of replacement parts we decided why not keep them in stock here. ” said Greg Whelan, President of AZCNC. “Customers can avoid the delay of shipping from Kent, WA. and avoid the added expense of overnight shipping.” A2Z METALWORKER

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For a complete listing of parts available please contact Arizona CNC Equipment at 480-615-6353.

Bob Hudzik of Sun Tech & Eng. Announces The Doors Are Open To ‘Old And New’ Customers Bob Hudzik, formally owner of Sun EDM Inc.,.started in the valley in 1980. His entrepreneurial attitude to service and quality, with a ‘one stop EDM shop’ is alive & well, and he is ready to serve you, again. Now at his new business---Sun Tech & Eng. Bob has always been known to reach out to others in the EDM and machining community to assist with their EDM projects. His customers say he is always trying to find a better way to “build a better mouse trap” to keep his business competitive, with the can do attitude. Sun Tech & Eng. welcomes all quotes. For more information, call 480921-1665, email at, suntech@suntecheng.Net or just stop by at 1930 E. Third Street, Suite 13, in Tempe.

L.A. Specialties, AVeteran Owned Plating Company, Announces ISO Certification L.A. Specialties, Inc. owners Lynda and Barry Armstrong are pleased to announce their recent certification to ISO9100:AS9100. Their business consultant was Anna Seedhill, IFLEX Resource Management, LLC.The plating and metal finishing company opened its doors in 1986. Today, the company is known as “the ones you call to solve your intricate plating issues with complicated parts,” Barry said. L.A. Specialties offers plating in electroless nickel, gold, copper, bright nickel, chromium, as well as Chemfilm (clear and yellow), passivate and polishing. For more information, contact L.A. Specialties, Inc. at 602-269-7612 or visit their website at www.laspecialties.com

Haas Factory Outlet names Service Tech of the Year Haas Factory Outlet in Tempe, Arizona has named Ed Laprade Service Tech of the Year. Presenting the award for outstanding customer service at a recent company gathering, General Manager, Patrick Ellison said, “Ed goes above and beyond the already high bar that is set for our service team with his unyielding commitment to customer satisfaction and extensive knowledge of Haas cnc machine tools.”


Announcements & Releases Ed Laprade came to HFO-Phoenix in January 2009 with over three decades of experience in installation, maintenance and repair of machine tools in New England. Twelve years as a Factory Certified Haas ServiceTechnician has prepared Ed to serve the Haas customers in the Tucson area with the dedication and focus they deserve. Haas Factory Outlet –Phoenix is a division of Ellison Machinery Company, the leading machine tool distributor in Arizona. For more information on the machine tool sales, service, parts and training the company offers call (480) 968.5877 or visit www.ellisonaz.com.

SwissTech Tooling & Manufacturing Celebrated 25th Year Anniversary! Swisstech Tooling & Manufacturing, located at 15895 N 77th Street, Scottsdale, AZ, is celebrating its 25th year of quality custom machining in the Scottsdale Airpark. SwisstechTooling features 15 CNC machining centers along with complete lathe, milling, grinding, and finishing departments. Swisstech Tooling additionally added a screw machine and a 5th axis lathe to provide more versatility and faster turn around times for their customers. SwisstechTooling thanks their loyal customers for their continued support and they invite you to give them a call at 480-998-2005.

Adams Machinery’s Family Grows! Adams Machinery is proud to announce the latest addition to the Adams Family Service team. Ellis James Hornbeak was born December 11, 2010 weighing in at 7 pounds 6 ounces.Though it is early to speculate, Ellis James is a potential new candidate for the Adams Machinery service organization! Proud father Scott Hornbeak came to Adams Machinery with 11 years experience in manufacturing and design. He worked for a midwest machine shop for six years programming, autocad designing and overseeing the laser-marking department. For two years Scott serviced and sold nationwide for a workholding company. Scott has formal training in Mazatrol programming, Autocad, Mechanical Desktop, and LaserCad.The team at Adams Machinery welcomes calls to congratulate Scott!

Three lucky attendees won Citizen watches donated by Citizen Machinery, and three other lucky attendees each won a $50 gift certificate donated by LNS. Chris says, “Thanks to all that attended, and for the support from our partners!”

Swiss Precision in the Arizona Desert Tornos represents the top of the line when it comes to Swiss turning machine tool technology, which is why North South Machinery is proud to now be representing the brand all across ‘The Grand Canyon State’. The Tornos product line offers Swiss turning machine tool solutions for manufactures of every size and scope. With the all-new versatile and powerful ‘EvoDECO’ machine, to the entry level ‘Delta’ machine dedicated to cost-effectively machining parts with simple geometries, Tornos quality and North South experience makes any manufacture’s equipment choice an easy one. North South sales representative Glen Zachman,with 25 years of industry experience, says, “Tornos is known as the leader in Swiss Screw machines and the only manufacturers headquartered in Switzerland. With their introduction of the entry level machines they know complete the Swiss style with a full range of Swiss Screw machines.”. Jim Swartzbaugh, President of North South Machinery, also shared his thoughts on why North South is proud to be carrying the Tornos banner in the valley of the sun saying, “We’ve built our business around the philosophy that partnering with the best is the only recipe for success. From our sales and support teams, to the products we represent, we pride ourselves having done just that. Tornos’ products are the ‘Porsche’ of turning machines. Quality, accuracy, speed and yield... there is nobody better, which is why they are a such perfect fit for us at North South.” For information onTornos products, contact North South’s Glen Zachman at 602.391.4696, or visit their website at www.northsouthmachinery. com!

Landmark Manufacturing Continues To Focus On Quality! Landmark Manufacturing is in process of completing ISO/AS9100 certification. Why? AS9100 - Quality Management Systems: Aviation, Space & Defense Organizations AS9100 is the international management system standard for the Aircraft, Space and Defense (AS&D) industry.

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The standard provides suppliers with a comprehensive quality system for providing safe reliable products to the aerospace industry. AS 9100 also addresses civil & military aviation requirements.

MethodsWest’s “Kickin’ AZ” Open House event was a resounding success this year! Chris Porter, general manager, announced that attendance over the three days exceeded 400 guests, representing over 90 companies.

Landmark Manufacturing has the key people in place to take care of its customers; Karen Brown and Kirsten Berndsen are waiting for your call. Please call them at: 480 940-4001 or email; Info@LandmarkTG.com. A2Z METALWORKER

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The Company has Volunteer Saturdays once a month for about 4 hours. Next was the cost of the Audit – how would a small metal finishing manufacturing company be able to afford the cost? Gail contacted Pima County One Stop to find out about the “Wired Grant”. Chuck and Gail collaborated on writing a Grant that Pima County accepted – the Company was awarded a $26,000 Grant in December of 2009. The Company selected Perry Johnson as their Auditors – the 3 day Audit was October 11 – 13, 2010. After a grueling inspection of all documents, procedures, work instructions, job descriptions, and employee interviews, the Company passed! For more information, contact Perfection Industrial Finishing at 520-434-9090.


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New Boeing Leader Takes Helm Amid Major Contract Boeing’s new leader of Apache helicopter operations and the first $30 million contract to build the next generation of unmanned aircraft are arriving at the aerospace giant’s Mesa campus at the same time. David Koopersmith will take over as vice president of the AH-64D Apache and AH-6 helicopter programs, as the company gears up for production of the A160T Hummingbird unmanned helicopter under a nearly $29.9 million contract from the Naval Air Systems Command, or NAVAIR. “Our Boeing people and programs in Mesa have a proven track record of providing key capabilities to our military customers in a cost-delivery and performance-certain manner,” he said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to continuing that track record as the Apache and AH-6 programs continue to evolve with new capabilities to serve the war fighters of our country and our allies. I’m thrilled to be part of this world-class team.” In addition to the Apache programs, he also takes over responsibility for a new unmanned-helicopter contract that will provide two A160T Hummingbird vehicles, three ground control stations and training and support for the Marine Corps. It comes as Arizona’s multibillion-dollar aerospace industry slowly shifts from conventional aircraft to unmanned aerial systems. The contract awarded to Boeing/Frontier Systems in Mesa is one of two awarded by the Navy recently in response to an urgent-needs requirement in support of Marine Corps forces in Operation Enduring Freedom, according to Rear Adm. Bill Shannon, program executive officer for NAVAIR’s Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons.

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The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has increased a GE Aviation research contract that includes design, build, and test of a full turbofan demonstrator engine. GE Aviation didn’t disclose program funding details. The company also increased its cost share to fully fund the turbofan program, it said. GE’s ADVENT program focuses on developing technologies for future military and commercial engines to significantly reduce engine fuel burn. Enabling technologies featured in GE’s demonstrator engines include a hot section featuring advanced composite materials, GE’s next-generation cooled turbine, and the highest overall pressure ratio for any turbofan in GE history. The Air Force had awarded GE follow-on funding in October 2009 in recognition of the value of the engine design and testing performed during the Phase I contract. Follow-on work included fan rig testing, several system rig demonstrations, and a full-scale core engine test. The ADVENT project was initially announced in 2007 and intended to develop a highly versatile engine that could operate effectively at a range of altitude, speed and other flight conditions.


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Northrop Grumman gets $324 million for CVN-79 aircraft carrier Share

 
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The money will support research studies, engineering, design and the purchase of materials for advanced construction work on select parts of the 1,092-foot ship. Mike Shawcross, the shipyard’s vice president of the Ford class’ engineering, said the contract modification “signifies the continued support of the Ford program by the Navy and the ship’s importance to our country’s armed forces.” Including this contract modification, the Newport News shipyard has received $567.9 million from the Navy in the last two months to support the next two nuclear-powered flattops. Each carrier of the new class is expected to cost between $8 billion and $9 billion. Design changes to the Ford class include an enhanced flight deck with new technology to launch and recover aircraft, improved weaponshandling systems and new nuclear power plants. The alterations are aimed at reducing the ship’s crew size and operating costs. NOW ISO9001:2008/AS9100B CERTIFIED

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Northrop is taking steps to spin off its shipbuilding unit to investors. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company would be named Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.

D gets shot at missile work General Dynamics Corp. has been named by the Missile Defense Agency as one of several contractors that will bid on systems engineering and support for the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The five-year contract is worth as much as $1.6 billion to the companies that bid on it. Under the contract, General Dynamics will compete for task orders to provide program management and planning, technical, engineering and general-level support and advisory and assistance services. The Missile Defense Agency, created in 2002, is developing systems that destroy missiles in flight.


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SpaceX Gears Up for Orbital Flight Space pioneer Elon Musk hopes to put his name in the history books once again, with the planned launch and recovery of the first commercially operated spacecraft from orbit. But to reach this point, his closely held company, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., already has managed to overcome regulatory hurdles never before encountered by the aerospace industry. And federal documents released underscore the bureaucratic complexities and huge technical risks confronting the pioneering effort. In June, SpaceX, as the company is known, launched its 18-story Falcon 9 rocket and successfully flew it for more than nine minutes. It was the first privately funded U.S. rocket launch in decades. However, the current scheduled mission to launch and return an unmanned, reusable Dragon capsule from low-earth orbit, anticipated to last for hours, poses many more challenges. Placing the vehicle into a such an orbit at speeds exceeding 17,000 miles per hour, then maneuvering through a fiery reentry and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean will require a flawless trajectory, a reliable heat shield and finally, perfect operation of the redundant parachutes, according to space experts. Mr. Musk said “the likelihood of us getting everything right “may be no more than 50% on the first try. Considering the difficulties of both the launch and the reentry, he said, in the end “the chance of mission success may be less than that.” In addition to the stakes for SpaceX, the flight will amount to a unique public test of President Barack Obama’s controversial effort to use NASA to fund and nurture a variety of such commercial spacecraft. A2Z METALWORKER

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By relying on and adding to the advanced technology installed in the Dragon capsule, the company eventually also hopes to transport astronauts to the station and later, perhaps deeper into space. Congress, however, is poised to substantially scale back White House proposals to fund manned commercial-space projects. N A S A h a s aw a r d e d o t h e r commercial cargo-delivery or spacecraft-development contracts, but SpaceX appears to be the farthest along in devising ways to build and fly civilian space vehicles for the government. The earliest test flight of a rival Lockheed Martin Corp. space capsule–though one intended to be operated by NASA and designed from the outset to carry astronauts deeper into space—is slated for 2013 at the earliest.


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Boeing said it could not see a “compelling reason” to follow European rival Airbus in upgrading its best-selling single-aisle passenger plane, its commercial aircraft chief told the Financial Times.

Boeing has delayed delivery of the Dreamliner six times due to problems with engineering and its global supply chain as well as labor unrest.

Airbus, the world’s largest plane-maker, said last month it would spend roughly $1.3 billion to improve efficiency of its A320 aircraft by upgrading it with engines that offer 15 percent fuel savings.

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The new deal includes integrated logistics for nearly 250 Longbow fire-control systems in the Army worldwide inventory, the companies said. Contract options could extend the work into 2012 for the Army and Army National Guard.

Boeing was mulling whether to upgrade its competing 737 plane, as airlines and the market welcomed the Airbus announcement on December 1. Albaugh said it would only add “a few percent” in financial benefits for customer airlines. “I think most of them will wait for a new airplane.” A2Z METALWORKER

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Andy Wrathall, director of investor relations for BAE, cited “quite a high level of interest” in the unit, but said the process has not yet reached a point that would allow him to forecast how soon a deal might be announced.

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US Carbide Tool LLCProviding Superior Small Tooling degree and experience as a designer and drafter, founded Aerospace Contacts LLC more than 10 years ago. In his 12 years of prior employment at Arizona Electrical Products, Sal learned how to manage personnel, design, production (including assembly and machine shop), and all other aspects of being in business. From all of these experiences, Sal learned that customer service, above all, is what makes an organization stand out from its competition.

US Carbide Tool LLC is a small, high quality, precision tool grinding company less than a year old. Its immediate success isn’t just blind luck. The company was founded last year by partners Slawomir (Sal) Kielbus and Randy Hansrote. It was a perfect combination of talents.These talents blended well to fill the niche that existed in this industry. Randy’s learning experience in grinding dates to 1973, in Ohio, when he started work just after high school. Over the course of the past nearly 4 decades, Randy has remained intimately involved with grinding, both as a journeyman grinding machinist and, for a short stint, as a sales person, distributing European grinders in the United States. Sal, a Polish immigrant,came to the United States in 1985, armed with a technical A2Z METALWORKER

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The best example of this was in 2006 when Sal purchased 22 additional screw machines in just 7 months (he believes that made history in the Phoenix area!) to accommodate his customers’ needs. Even having a total of 53 screw machines and manufacturing more than 100,000 contacts per day, Sal felt there was more that could be done to help his customers. “To better serve our customers, we had to go into using custom tooling, which at the time took 4-6 weeks to get,” Sal said. He continued, “Our customers required 2-3 week lead times. That’s where we felt handicapped.” Sal solved that problem when he and Randy founded US Carbide Tools LLC. Sal fondly recalls his first experience with Randy. The two were introduced through a mutual friend. Sal and Randy were to meet to see if Randy would be a good match for Aerospace Contacts. Sal was on the phone when he arrived and saw Randy cleaning the manual EWAG machine. “I watched Randy from the doorway and realized that he took pride in his work and took care of his machines. Then when I saw

the first tools he ground, I knew this was the man for the job!” Sal continued, “As we got to know each other, the conversation came up that Randy always wanted his own business. It seemed natural to suggest we partner in a new company. I was a little leery about a partnership but knowing Randy’s personality and professionalism over the past few months, I agreed to do it.” (Sal admits that the real reason for the partnership was that he didn’t want to lose Randy!) Randy says, “When Sal commits to something, he jumps in with both feet!” As such, the acquisition of new equipment to start US Carbide Tooling was made with the intent to manufacture tooling with the best technology available in the world. Technology is a necessary ingredient to making best in class tools, but it must be coupled with the best small tooling machinists in the industry. Randy says, “I have worked with Bryan Cones for the past 12 years, and I knew first hand his incredible talent.When Sal and I started up US Carbide Tool, LLC, we brought Bryan in with us. In fact, Bryan is an integral member of our succession plan.”

Superior Grinding Machines “Randy knew the EWAG machines inside and out,” Sal said, “and while he did some competitive research, in the end the decision to purchase the EWAG grinders was easy.” US Carbide Tool now owns 3 state-ofthe art EWAG EWAMATIC CNC grinding machines and 2 EWAG WS11 manual tool grinders.They purchased their EWAGs from Adams Machinery, machine tool distributor for the line in Arizona. “The team at Adams Machinery, including our sales person, Ken Goodman, and owner Dick Short, are outstanding. They are extremely knowledgeable on the product


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line, and they go well above and beyond in their support.The few times we’ve had a small issue with the machine, or there was something we didn’t understand, Ken actually performed the diagnosis himself. It’s not just about the sale with Adams Machinery. Ken and Dick come by regularly to make sure everything is running well.” Randy believes the US Carbide Tool LLC’s equipment is of the highest caliber for a machine shop in all of the Western United States. Sal concurs, and believes there are less than 5 dozen companies in the entire United States with the capabilities US Carbide Tool LLC can offer with its EWAG EWAMATICs.

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can provide with the Walter Helicheck. It provides a new market potential for us, and we are already seeing new customers! ”

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Late Breaking News: To better serve his customers, Sal is helping to start a new gold plating company, called Foresight Finishing. They can be reached at 480-921-0000.


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Lockheed Martin Corp. received a fourth production contract for 31 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets valued at $3.48 billion as the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons program faces new questions over costs and delays . Lockheed will build 16 planes for the U.S. Marine Corps configured for short takeoffs and vertical landings, 10 of the Air Force version of the jet, 4 Navy models and 1 for the U.K .The company has an option to assemble a 32nd aircraft for the Netherlands.

The contract caps a month of negotiations in which the Pentagon sought to convert from an agreement that paid the company all expenses plus a fee for profit while requiring the government to cover any overruns. Those were the provisions for the first 3 JSF production lots of 2, 12 and 17 planes.

Purchase Rules Shifting to a so-called fixed-price incentive contract is a pillar of Defense Secretary Robert Gates’s bid to improve arms purchasing, with contractors incurring greater financial risk to ensure that programs don’t exceed budget projections. Companies also would reap bigger profits for beating the forecasts. The JSF is the Defense Department’s largest weapons program. Different versions of the plane are designed to be used, with modifications, by the Air Force, Navy and Marines, instead of each service buying its own aircraft.

No Decisions Venlet “has discovered additional issues that are of concern,” Morrell said. There is more software code “left to be written than what we thought,” said Morrell, who declined to give details on any potential new costs or delays and said no decisions were likely at the session. Gates will take into account the review’s findings to determine the 2012 budget for the program, Morrell said. A Senate committee has voted to cut 10 planes from the Pentagon’s request for 43 F-35s as Congress works to finish a defense budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1.


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Boeing and Airbus Waver on Reworking Their Smaller Jets

have formed the backbone of the air travel system for decades. More than 10,000 of them shuttle passengers between major airports within the United States and other continents.

The latest high-stakes maneuvering by Boeing and Airbus does not involve their top-of-the-line models, the 787 Dreamliner and the A380 jumbo jet, but instead their aging smaller workhorses.

But in terms of fuel economy, “we haven’t seen substantial improvements since the 1990s,” said Michael G.Van de Ven, the chief operating officer of Southwest Airlines, one of Boeing’s biggest customers. And with ticket prices rising, he said, “If there is one single thing that you can do to improve the economics in this industry, that is to introduce a new airplane.”

The two companies have long been defined by their willingness to take big risks. But perhaps because of all the problems and costs involved with the bigger planes, they have turned more cautious in responding to pressure from the airlines to develop more fuelefficient substitutes for their smaller planes, the 737 and A320. Aviation experts say breakthroughs in engine technology offer a rare chance to re-engineer the two companies’ narrow 737s and A320s, which make up three-fourths of the fleets at the largest airlines. But while the new engines could save the airlines hundreds of millions of dollars a year, Airbus would have to invest $1.5 billion to $2 billion — and Boeing possibly twice that — to test and install them on the jets.

Boeing and Airbus say they are under too much financial strain from delays on the larger planes to jump right into designing a new jet, which could cost $7 billion to $10 billion. Mr. Albaugh, the Boeing executive, said that given the choice of new engines in five years or a whole new plane in 10, most airlines would prefer to wait. While the engines could help cut the operating costs for a new plane by 15 percent, he said, modifications and other costs in adding them to the 737s could reduce the total savings to less than 5 percent.

And that, both companies say, would force them to push back plans to design brand-new versions of the planes, which would eventually offer even greater cost savings.

The companies’ ambivalence about installing new engines on the existing planes — which is essentially a stopgap measure — also illustrates how “the great Airbus-Boeing game is changing,” said Richard L. Aboulafia, vice president for analysis at the Teal Group, an aviation consulting firm in Fairfax, Va.

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Business groups say tax-cut deal will give boost to growth The business community gave mostly good reviews to the tentative taxcut deal between President Barack Obama and Republicans. If the deal is passed by Congress, all the Bush-era income tax cuts, including those for wealthy Americans, would be extended for two years. The estate tax would be reinstated for two years with a 35 percent rate and a $5 million exemption.

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Boeing gets order for UAV cargo aircraft The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has given Boeing a $29.9 million contract for Cargo Unmanned Aircraft Systems Services to support the U.S. Marine Corps. Under the contract, the company will provide two A160T Hummingbird unmanned vehicles, three ground control stations, spares, training and support. Boeing said the A160Ts are near completion at its facility in Mesa, Ariz. The contractor-operated contract is the first for Hummingbirds from the company-funded production line. It calls for a period of predeployment operations at a military facility in the continental United States, followed by options for a six-month deployment to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

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Force Protection Receives $17.4 Million in Additional Field Service Awards Force Protection Industries announced that it has received a firm fixed price modification to existing contract M6785407-C-5031 from U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command with a total value of approximately $17.4 million extending 54 field service representatives to provide the full spectrum of support, modernization, and upgrade work on the Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle fleet. Randy Hutcherson, Chief Operating Officer for Force Protection Industries, Inc., said, “This award provides for the continued modernization and upgrade work for the installed Cougar fleet in the Middle East. These upgrades and modernization activities improve the combat proven Cougar’s performance to meet ongoing mission requirements in Afghanistan.”


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Reuters repor ts that according to an official with Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., the company plans across-the-board increases on its steel products of about 10 percent, take place next month. 3/15/2010 3:57:39toPM “While the demand outlook is still uncertain only raw materials costs are going up,” an official said. Jim continued, “The drawings (napkins) we worked to were somewhat sketchy, however getting correct cross dimensions is an easy task with an internet browser at work; and if we were off a little we knew we would be forgiven.” The cross was fabricated from 3” sq. aluminum tubing,

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Pratt & Whitney Wins Airbus Engine Order Airbus has selected Pratt & Whitney’s next-generation engine, giving the Connecticut manufacturer a big boost for the jet engine it says saves fuel and reduces noise.

airline manufacturer IRKUT. “Those were an OK start but to get an Airbus or a Boeing is obviously the goal,” Collins said. “This is a major victory.” The geared turbofan engine has been the highest profile product developed by United Technologies, Collins said.

Parent company United Technologies Corp. has spent $1 billion over 20 years to develop the geared turbofan engine. It says the engine significantly improves fuel efficiency, generates fewer carbon emissions and produces less noise than other airplane engines.

Analyst Rick Whittington of JSA Research said Boeing is now under pressure to compete, “but I think the reality is that Airbus is in a strong competitive position with these parts.” “It should be a nice spillover for Pratt & Whitney and Airbus,” he said.

Kathleen Padgett, a spokeswoman at Pratt & Whitney, said the company believes the scale of the Airbus order could put the jet engine manufacturer back at a volume similar to what it had when it produced its JT8D engine program beginning in the 1960s.

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Pratt will have a competitor, CFM, which is a partnership between General Electric and Safran.Aerospace analyst Richard Aboulafia of theTeal Group said he believes Pratt & Whitney has the edge.

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While carriers still face big challenges—including the risk of higher oil prices and slim profit margins that fail to cover the cost of capital—the industry clearly has rebounded from the global economic downturn more quickly than anyone imagined. IATA is projecting another $9.1 billion in profits in 2011, with passenger and cargo demand both growing by more than 5%. Meanwhile, AIA finds that the sky is not falling on military contractors, despite mounting concerns that aerospace will not escape unscathed from the budget deficit turmoil in Washington. Sales of military aircraft by U.S. contractors increased 8% this year to a projected $64.5 billion, more than offsetting the decline in civil aircraft sales. But while AIA sees military aircraft sales rising another 2% in 2011, Blakey says it is clear that military contractors will need to rely more heavily on exports to generate growth as Pentagon budgets tighten.

Sempra solar plant begins operation Sempra Generation’s Copper Mountain solar power plant in Boulder City, the largest photovoltaic plant in the U.S., opened last month. The 48-megawatt facility, located on 380 acres in Eldorado Valley on the city’s edge, will generate enough electricity to power about 14,000 homes in a day, Sempra said in a news release. Construction began in January, employing about 350 workers, who installed nearly 775,000 razor-thin photovoltaic panels at the site. The plant’s completion “demonstrates that large-scale solar can be developed at a rapid pace to help this country meet its clean energy needs,” Sempra President Jeffrey W. Martin said in the release. The energy produced by the plant has been sold to Pacific Gas and Electric in California under a pair of 20-year contracts. Boulder City has four projects open or under construction in Eldorado Valley as part of an initiative to generate new revenue for the city, which has seen traditional sources falter and been forced to make budget cuts in response. This year, Sempra will pay $650,000 to the city for its lease.


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Owning a small manufacturing shop, I am constantly approached by salesman attempting to hawk the newest widget or consulting program that, for a “small fee,” is guaranteed to make my business more efficient. Over the years, I have become jaded toward the latest and greatest consulting fads. However, during this same time I have always been impressed by the amazing work that the Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Arizona MEP) does for the manufacturing sector. The Arizona Manufacturers Council has maintained a strong relationship with Arizona MEP for as long as I can remember, and they are true partner in the health of our industry. Arizona MEP is a private, not-for-profit company that is faster, less expensive and more flexible than any government-run manufacturing assistance program. The job of the Arizona MEP is to provide consulting and assistance to manufacturers to help them streamline their operations and reduce costs. Manufacturers pay for the services in order to keep

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U.S. Military Orders First M-ATV Ambulances from Oshkosh Defense Oshkosh Defense will provide the U.S. Armed Forces with the first MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) tactical ambulances, giving military medics new capabilities for reaching injured military personnel in otherwise inaccessible battlefield environments. Oshkosh received an order for 250 of the armored, highly mobile ambulances from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC). “The addition of this vehicle to the U.S. services’ fleets will allow the military to provide urgent medical care in landscapes that are too rugged for other tactical ambulances,” said Ken Juergens, vice president and general manager of Joint Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “We invested in the development of the M-ATV ambulance in response to the military’s need for additional patient recovery and ground transport capabilities. This vehicle expands the military’s M-ATV family of vehicles currently protecting troops and supporting operations in Afghanistan.”

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Amtech Announces $68 Million in New Solar Orders


 Amtech Systems, Inc., a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and silicon wafers, today announced that its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, Inc., has received approximately $68 million in new solar orders for its diffusion processing systems from existing customers in China and one new customer in Taiwan. Amtech’s fiscal 2011 began October 1, 2010. J.S. Whang, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, “These latest orders further demonstrate our ability to provide excellent product and service to the industry and the quality and depth of our expanding solar customer base. We believe the intense effort by our customers and the solar industry to increase cell efficiency will continue to drive demand for our superior diffusion technology. We continue to see excellent quotation activity and remain focused on continued successful execution of our solar growth strategy.”


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Boeing Se es `More Adding Than Subtracting’ in Defense Boeing Co., the second-biggest defense contractor, plans to grow through smaller acquisitions in new industries and by boosting international sales, even as U.S. military spending declines. “I’d like to build out additional capacities and get more balance,” Dennis Muilenburg, president of the company’s defense unit, said in an interview today at Bloomberg’s headquarters in NewYork. “It’s more about adding than subtracting.” Boeing Defense Systems has bought 10 companies in three years to expand in unmanned systems; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; computer networks; and logistics services. Chicago-based Boeing will stick with that strategy rather than seeking to join with a similar-sized rival because mergers in the past two decades have shrunk the industry, Muilenburg said. “I don’t see large-scale consolidation,” he said. “In some cases our customers are left with a single or two suppliers at the prime level. Even in the second and third tier, the number of competitors is dwindling.” Boeing is second only to Lockheed Martin Corp. in military sales, with $33.7 billion in 2009 revenue, compared with $34.1 billion for the company’s commercial-airplanes business.

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Study: Arizona top solar expor ter, but lags in consumption It should come as no surprise if I write that Arizona is a great place for solar energy. The latest proof, other than the sun rising in the east this morning, is a study out of Arizona State University that finds Arizona is the best place for companies interested in exporting solar power. The study, published in The Electricity Journal and authored by Matthew Croucher, an assistant research professor at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, used statistics from sources, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, in compiling his list of best solar energy exporters. In addition to sunshine, Arizona has many qualities that make it a good power exporter, such as a lower cost to deploy, Croucher said. “We should really be looking at deployment and exporting as much as possible.” A lot of people agree with Coucher, most in the solar industry. First Solar Inc., for instance, is working on a project outside ofYuma to export power to California. Other utility-scale solar providers are looking at doing the same. In fact, the only project keeping all its power in the state is Abenoga Solar’s Solana Generating Station outside Gila Bend. Arizona leads the pack of solar power exporters, followed by Colorado, Georgia, Texas, Hawaii, Arkansas, Wyoming, Alabama and Missouri, which tied for eighth, and California. The interesting thing about Croucher’s study is that while Arizona ranks at the top in exporting solar power, it ranks only 13th for its own consumption. Topping that list was Hawaii. A2Z METALWORKER

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Three airlines received approval to use Honeywell’s technology for operations and three others are in the process of seeking approval to use its equipment, the company said. The airlines chose to remain anonymous, the company said.

Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix is part of a national effort to change the way aircraft fly, using what the company says is revolutionary technology that helps free up airspace, while saving airlines money and improving their carbon footprint.

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to modernize the national air-traffic management system by 2025, using performance-based navigation as part of a plan to improve the efficiency of air-traffic routes.

Called performance-based navigation, the technology allows aircraft to navigate around terrain, traffic and busy airports to arrive in the least amount of time and use less fuel.The navigational improvements reduce costs for airlines, increase capacity by allowing more flights and lower carbon-dioxide emissions because less fuel gets burned, thereby improving their carbon footprint.

The technology, called NextGen, is being developed by the aviation industry in conjunction with the FAA.

Ultimately, the equipment used for performance-based navigation, which Honeywell has been upgrading since the 1970s, will be used to help free up clogged airspace so passengers can have quicker trips to destinations. The technology is in use at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and has shown promise in reducing arrival times and pollution. Some of Honeywell’s technology is being tried onboard United Airlines aircraft in the South Pacific. Tempe-based U.S. Airways, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines also have adopted performance-based navigational equipment on some planes, Honeywell said.

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Honeywell’s flight-management systems are key to airlines wanting to adopt performance-based navigation. And the company argues the range of products it offers will work for customers who have different sizes of aircraft.

Changes in navigation The FAA is moving from a ground-based system of radars to a system of 24 satellites that can continually track planes anywhere in the world. For years, pilots have used radio beacons on the ground to navigate. In some cases, the navigational aids replaced bonfires that early pilots used, said Paul Takemoto, an FAA spokesman. Radar coverage degrades over distance and can’t go through mountains, he said.The limitations mean the FAA must have separation standards


between aircraft. The precision of satellites will allow the agency to decrease those distances.

level off more efficiently and avoid changing speeds, according to the company and the FAA.

“You get more airplanes in the sky safely and get more people moving,” Takemoto said.

Jet engines are also more efficient when they are flying full thrust at certain altitudes. Bringing aircraft down in the atmosphere burns more fuel to get the same amount of thrust.

Honeywell’s technology combines a global-positioning sensor with an onboard system to measure the aircraft’s changes in acceleration. Called an inertial-reference system, it eliminates the pilot’s need to fly over beacons, which can often lead to circuitous or angled routes. Instead, pilots have the freedom to fly directly where they want to go around the world without the need for ground-based navigational aids. For example, passengers flying from Phoenix to Washington, D.C., on planes that use the beacons might have to go to Albuquerque across to Wichita, Kan., up to Columbus, Ohio, and then to Washington, D.C., as opposed to flying straight there from Phoenix. “It was kind of organized, in terms of a metaphor, into streets and highways, so they could control the traffic,” said Bill Reavis, Honeywell spokesman, of ground-navigation beacons. “Now you’ve got a freeway system.” And, because the system knows exactly where the plane is, changes in altitude can be performed more smoothly and more easily because the pilot doesn’t have to call controllers for clearance as often to head higher or lower. The technology also allows improved landings because pilots can

“If I can get straight up to altitude, stay at altitude and then pull the throttle all the way back and come straight down, that’s the most efficient flight path I can have with a jet aircraft,” said Chad Cundiff, vice president of crew-interface products. Staying aloft longer instead of making a series of steps down for landings also creates less noise for those below, he said. Mountains and seas The new technology is particularly helpful on approaches to airports or near mountains where a tight route is necessary, Honeywell said. Alaska Airlines often uses performance-based navigational equipment for landing in Alaska or Palm Springs because it allows pilots to get on the ground more efficiently and safely, Cundiff said. Australia and New Zealand are also big backers of Honeywell’s equipment. Performance-based navigation is also being used so that pilots can take tighter turns into New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Under certain wind conditions, a runway at Kennedy Airport can’t


be used because of the traffic at La Guardia Airport. “Now, with this kind of technology, we can turn those guys around shorter and bring them in tighter, so then you lose the interference that you had at La Guardia,” Cundiff said. The company says its technology can also enhance the way pilots communicate, which has mostly been done by voice over radios. Now, traffic controllers and pilots can exchange route and altitude information by text thanks to a system called ADS-B, or automatic dependent surveillance broadcast. “It communicates to air-traffic control and all the other aircraft not just your location, but also what you’re planning to do, what kind of aircraft you are, which direction you’re going and how fast you’re going,” Cundiff said, adding the FAA has mandated that the tracking device be on all aircraft by 2020. Honeywell is trying the system with United Airlines over the South Pacific. Because there is no ground radar, air-traffic controllers keep planes apart by as much as 60 miles. If pilots want to climb to save fuel, they often are not allowed to because of the separation standards, Cundiff said. With the improved system, pilots can see nearby planes and make their own decisions on where to go. ADS-B is used in pockets now, particularly in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, Cundiff said, adding that Honeywell expects it to be used with regularity in the next five to six years. It is hopeful the FAA will

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allow a quicker adoption time for those who want it.

Sky Harbor results The FAA found significant benefits when the next-generation technology was used in October 2006 to change flight paths for arrivals at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The agency said there was a 38 percent reduction in the time the aircraft remained at level flight. If planes have to level off in steps as they come down, it’s an inefficient arrival, Cundiff said. The FAA also found the technology saved airlines $2 million annually and it reduced carbon-dioxide emissions by 2,500 metric tons. Honeywell research suggests planes using the technology burn 1 metric ton less of carbon dioxide on a single flight and the airline saves about $200 in fuel. “If you take an average airline’s profit and divide it by the number of operations they do, they’re making about $200 to $500 a flight,” Cundiff said. “They run on such lean operational budgets, this can be the profit margin they’re making on some of the flights currently.” Overall, the company says using its technology could save companies $2 billion annually, while reducing fuel consumption by $1.3 billion gallons. The FAA has a host of research agreements concerning NextGen technology, including pacts with Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, universities and airlines.


“It’s such a massive enterprise, you can’t turn it on with a switch,”Takemoto said. “So we have to seed different areas to get the involvement of a lot of different companies.” In August, 66 airports had the ability to use forms of NextGen technologies, according to Honeywell.The FAA planned to change procedures at another 26 airports before the year is out. Nicholas Heymann, a stock analyst who follows Honeywell for New Yorkbased Sterne Agee, said Honeywell’s flight-management systems software was easily adaptable to business, regional and commercial jets. As a result, the company sees reduced development costs on a disproportionately large amount of sales, he said. “This is going to make for a good environment, obviously for margins (in) aerospace,” Heymann said, adding that target margins are expected to increase from roughly 17 percent to as high as 23 percent. He said growth in commercial aerospace at Honeywell would help make up for losses expected in other divisions of the company as the U.S. Department of Defense scales back spending in the future.

Implementation Honeywell says it, and many within the aviation industry, want to deploy the new route equipment faster. Cundiff said the slowdown was the result of several factors, including a lack of new stimulus funding. Another hurdle is the environmental-impact studies done with route changes. In order for aircraft to be outfitted with the equipment, it has to be operationally approved by the FAA, and pilots and staff must be trained on its use. The FAA is deploying performance-based navigational procedures throughout the country with different airlines employing different types of NextGen technologies. Getting the technology in use more quickly has challenges, Takemoto said.

Honeywell’s principal competitor for mid-to-large aircraft, Rockwell Collins, does not currently offer flight-management systems that are considered the core of NextGen, Heymann said.

“We have to maintain a current system while we’re implementing a new system,” he said, adding the agency must integrate the performance-based routes into airspace that already has existing routes. “It’s a very complicated, delicate weave. It involves different types of technologies.”

“They have to go through certification,” he said. “They’ll be a couple of years behind.”

By 2018, the agency is expecting new technology to reduce delays by 21 percent and to result in 20 percent more flights.

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The Northrop Grumman/Bell Helicopter Fire-X demonstrator achieved first flight last month in Yuma, Ariz., just days after arriving there for flight testing, according to officials on the program team.

Initial flight test objectives covered basic handling qualities and safety-of-flight assessments. “We want to demonstrate that we have not changed the handling qualities and that it can be flown safely and reliably, Davis says. “Over time we will develop a reliability database and understand what the nuances will be.”

This is a major step toward the two teammates entering the evolving and potentially lucrative market of unmanned rotorcraft for cargo carriage or intelligence collection. Northrop approached Bell and crafted the jointly funded project in early 2010 with the goal of flying within a year. “From initial concept to flying a prototype was extremely quick,” says Cathy Ferrie, director of Bell’s Xworx rapid prototyping division. The aircraft, which also retains the ability to be piloted, was ferried to Yuma two weeks ago from Bell’s Xworx facility in Arlington, Texas, says Charles Shepard, director of technology business development for the rapid prototyping unit. The Fire-X demonstrator, built on the commercial Bell 407 platform, was modified at Xworx with computers, actuators and other systems from prime contractor Northrop’s MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. “Our philosophy was to be minimally invasive,” says Bob Davis, Northrop’s director of business development for air and land advanced concepts. “The physical elements of the aircraft between the cyclic and flight control surfaces have to be removed for it to be piloted,” he adds. The initial flight was intended to test the vehicle management system’s A2Z METALWORKER

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The flight test plan will cover “a handful of flights” by year end, and “we will do limited unmanned aircraft systems demonstrations, but not using the external sling load. We will just be carrying cargo in the cabin,” he adds. In commercial service the Bell 407 platform has an internal volume of 85 cu. ft. in the aft cabin — a volume essentially unchanged in the unmanned modification. In its civilian utility role the 407 has a useful load of almost 2,600 lb. and a maximum external (hook) load limit of 2,646 lb. The Fire-X flight occurred too late to capture the interest of the U.S. Marine Corps, which recently issued contracts to unmanned rotorcraft competitors Boeing and Lockheed Martin/Kaman for demonstrations of their systems in Afghanistan. Boeing’s A160T Hummingbird and the Lockheed Martin/Kaman K-Max,will be used to provide small supply loads to forward-based Marines there. John Garrison, Bell CEO, says that the first flight is a major step toward proving the capability of the Fire-X configuration, a requirement for possibly garnering a similar demonstration sponsored by the Pentagon.


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Tolleson Steel________ 623-936-3325 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 Metals-Strip, Wire & Bar TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 Mold Steel Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 Arizona Tool Steel LLC_ __ 480-784-1600 New & used Metals Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 Nickel Alloys Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 Arizona Steel LLC______ 480-784-1600 Fry Steel Company_ ____ 800-423-6651 MarZee Inc._________ 602-269-5801 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____800-631-9765 Ulbrich of California_ ___ 800-237-2888 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____800-631-9765 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Plate: Wear and Structural Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Pre-Honed Tube Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Recyclable Metals Consolidated Resources Inc._ 623-931-5009 Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660

Steel Advanced Metal Sales___623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company__ 602-323-2200 Arizona Tool Steel LLC_ _ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Davia Water Jet _ ____ 602-442-4452 Fry Steel Company____ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply_____ 602-454-1500 MarZee Inc.________ 602-269-5801 Phx Ornamental Iron Supply_ 602-484-9393 Ryerson __________ 602-455-3374 Temtco Steel_________480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel_______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company__ 602-267-9865 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Steel Coil-sheet Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Ryerson __________ 602-455-3374 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Steel Service Centers Advanced Metal Sales___623-434-8343 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 Structurals Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500

Southwest Metals______623-435-2986 Recycling: Carbide Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 Rubber MarZee Inc.________ 602-269-5801 Scrap Metal Recycling Barry Metals Company__ 602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc._ 623-931-5009 Phoenix Metal Trading__ 602-257-4660 Southwest Metals_____ 623-435-2986 Stainless Steel Apache Steel Company__ 602-323-2200 Arizona Tool Steel LLC_ _ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply_____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_ ____ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Davia Water Jet _ ____ 602-442-4452 Fry Steel Company____ 800-423-6651 MarZee Inc.________ 602-269-5801 Metal Supermarkets_ __ 480-377-0233 Ryerson __________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 Tube Service Company_ __ 602-267-9865 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 Titanium United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Aerodyne Alloys_______ 800-237-2888

Tubing Ind. Metal Supply______602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 Tube Service Company_ __602-267-9865 TOOLING Cutting Tools Helical Solutions_ _____866-543-5422 Micro 100__________480-495-1454 Boring Bars B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 Criterion__________ 602-315-5258 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Micro 100__________480-495-1454 Carbide BC Tool Grinding_______ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Elrod Machinery_ _____928-526-9032 Helical Solutions_ _____866-543-5422 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Magnum Precision Mach__602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Micro 100__________480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______480-753-5000 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 Diamond Coated End Mills CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Drills CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788

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Doug Klein, ASQ CQE

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

BC Tool Grinding_______ 602-252-3507 Elrod Machinery_ _____928-526-9032 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment__602-455-8904 End Mills CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Elrod Machinery_ ____ 928-526-9032 Helical Solutions_ _____866-543-5422 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______480-753-5000 Form Tools B & T Tool & Engineering_ 602-267-1481 Inserts, Indexable Horizon Carbide Tool___ 480-968-0957 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Inserts, PCD/CBN Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Loose Abrasive Grains S. L. Fusco, Inc.______ 480-753-5000 Marking Devices Marking Methods Inc ___626-282-8823 Reamers & Drills, PCD Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Thread Mills CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788

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Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Tooling Columns Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5877 Tooling Systems Ellison Machinery______480-968-5877 Global EDM Supply_____480-836-8330 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment BC Tool Grinding_______ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 Tombstones/Subplates Stevens Engineering_ ___800-635-0657 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 PROG. SYSTEMS CAD/CAM Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Delcam_ __________877 335 2261 DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Elrod Machinery_ _____928-526-9032 Feature Cam_ _______602-502-9654 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 Software, Inv. Control Delcam_ __________877 335 2261 Feature Cam_ _______602-502-9654 Software,Lean/6 Sigma 4 Sight Technologies_ ___ 480-922-6484 Software, NC Programming Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Delcam_ __________877 335 2261 Ellison Machinery______480-968-5877 Elrod Machinery_ _____928-526-9032 Feature Cam_ _______602-502-9654 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 Software, Servicing DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Delcam_ __________877 335 2261 Elrod Machinery_ _____928-526-9032

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Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 Tooling Systems Global EDM Supply_____480-836-8330 REPAIR/DESIGN Machine Tool Design/ Engineering DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Machine Tool Rebuilding A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 CNC Machinery Sales____ 602-244-1507 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 Setco-Pope Spindles_____866-362-0699 The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 Machine Retrofitting/CNC Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711

AMTS____________602-397-4008 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 CNC Machinery Sales____ 602-244-1507 Jemelco, Inc._ _______480-804-9541 Elrod Machinery_ _____928-526-9032 Machinery Moving Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___602-550-1339 Maint/Repair Services A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___602-550-1339 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 AMTS____________602-397-4008 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 D & R Machinery_ _____480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery______480-968-5877 Jemelco, Inc._ _______480-804-9541 State Industrial Prod_ ___602-275-0990 The Werks C&C, Inc_____602-569-1809 Mold Repairs B&B Tool._ ________ 520-397-0436 Stamping Repairs B&B Tool._ ________ 520-397-0436 Prev. Maint Programs A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___602-550-1339 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353


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MIKE SMITH 602-397-4008 mike.amts@hotmail.com mike_amts@hotmail.com

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Contract Programming D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462 SERVICES Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Arizona Machine Tool Service, AMTS Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Appraisers/Liquidators Opening a new chapter in my life, after 30 years, 22 in Arizona as Machinery Sales Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 Ellison Machinery_ _____480-968-5877 Hoff-Hilk Auction Services_ 612-521-5500 Co. Senior Service Engineer, servicing Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Hardinge, Okamoto, and many others, CNC and Manual Banks Machine Tools, I will continue to provide service The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 and repair to Arizona, Alerus Bank & Trust_____ 480-905-2407 CNC Training Repair -Hydraulic Thank you Mike Smith Bank of Arizona_______ 480-642-2876 A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Business Consulting Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Road Machinery_________ 520-623-8681 BMSC_ ___________ 480-445-9400 Jet Products_________ 623-869-6749 The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 O’Donnell & Assoc._ ____ 602-843-8018 Design Services Repair - Portable Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Cash Flow Management Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Bank of Arizona_______ 480-642-2876 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 Cleaning Services: Industrial Employment Services Spindle Rebuilding OpenWorks__________602-909-1167 Setco-Pope Spindles_____ 866-362-0699 Cleaning Serv. Clean Room ResourceMFG_ ________480-961-1555 Engineering Services MACHINERY REPAIR OpenWorks__________602-909-1167 Advanced Coord. Tech _ __ 623-780-4137 PARTS Consulting Belts Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 4 Sight Technologies_ ___ 480-922-6484 Niagara Testing West_ _____ 480-968-2315 BMSC_ ___________ 480-445-9400 Bearings(Precision) All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Advanced Custom Screens_ 800-992-7936 Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 Arizona MEP__________480-874-9100 Metric O-Rings All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Quality Advisory Services___602-910-1510 Switches (Proximity, Limit) Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Contract Inspection Valves (Hydraulic, Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Pneumatic) Klontech Measure Sol____480-626-8131 All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111

Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust______480-905-2407 Arizona Bank & Trust____ 480-844-4562 Bank of Arizona________480-642-2876 Country Financial_______602-321-3232 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 O’Donnell & Assoc._____ 602-843-8018 SBG Capital_________ 480-897-4988 Heavyhaul IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Insurance Services Country Financial_______602-321-3232 HUB Intl___________ 602-749-4190 Leavitt Group ________ 602-264-0566 International Trade Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 IT/ Network Support Gartman Technical Services__ 602-788-8121 Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust______480-905-2407

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

MMR,LLC____________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading_ ___ 602-257-4660 Reverse Engineering Advanced Coordinate Tech__623-780-4137 Copperstar Engineering_ _928-778-7513 Datum Inspection ____ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol____480-626-8131 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Rigging IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Schools, Custom Training DDi (Solidworks)______602-241-0900 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5877 Jet Products_________623-869-6749 Osprey Technologies______480-755-0445 Quality Advisory Services___ 602-910-1510 Services: UT/Networks Support Shop Floor Automations____ 877-611-5825 Supplier Auditing BMSC_____________480-445-9400

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ASSEMBLY Arizona Laser-Jet_________ 602-455-8908 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 CGS Technologies_ ______ 623-869-0600 Foresight Technologies_ ___ 480-967-0080 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ __ 520-889-8325 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 Seal Methods_ ________ 800-423-4777 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Cable/Harness Assembly Bar-S Machine_ ______ 928-636-2115 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 Clean Room Assembly Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 L&W Fluid_________ 602-323-2560 Electrical Assembly (UL508A) Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Large/X-Large Assembly Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ __520-293-3819 BENDING

Advanced Metal Sales____623-434-8343 Harco Metal Products_____480-829-0450 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Western Bending Inc.____ 480-671-7855 BONDING Diffusion Vacco Industries________ 626-443-7121

May Foundry & Machine__ 801-531-8931 Castings: Production AATC____________602-268-1467

May Foundry & Machine__ 801-531-8931 Castings: Repair Precision Casting Repair_ __ 800-622-2404 CLEANING A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 COATING BRAZING CAD Enterprises_________ 602-278-4407 Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Precision Casting Repair_ __ 800-622-2404 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____602-275-3117 BROACHING Apache consolidate, Inc_____ 623-934-7144 CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Ayers Gear & Mach_ ______ 623-934-6913 LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 Lewis Aerospace_________ 623-581-0764 Louie's Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 CASTINGS Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 AATC _ ___________ 602-268-1467 Perma-Finish_ ________ 602-278-1733 May Foundry & Machine___ 801-531-8931 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Castings: Prototype Precision Powdercoat_ ____ 480-894-5224 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 AATC____________602-268-1467

Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies_ _____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-275-3117 Louie's Black Oxide_______ 602-257-0530 Coating: Chem Film Certified Inspection Service____602-267-0661 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries______ _480-968-1930 Jet Products_ __________ 623-869-6749 METCO Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-276-4120 LA Specialties_ _________ 602-269-7612 Lynch Brothers Mfg_ ______ 602-267-7575 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting_ _ 602-256-0260 Treffers Precision_ _______ 602-744-2636

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email: mikeb@geromeaz.com

Karen Brown

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louis@caldisc.com

jhull@foresighttech.net www.foresighttech.net

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

LAI Southwest_________ 602-304-1160 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 The Metal Man_ ________800-448-9448 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies_ _____623-581-2648 Jet Products_ __________623-869-6749 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting_ _602-256-0260 Coating: Nickel/Teflon Coating Technologies_ _____623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-275-3117 Coating: NP3 Coating Technologies_ _____623-581-2648

A2Z METALWORKER

Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. LAI Southwest_________ 602-304-1160 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Phx Ornamental Iron Supply_ 602-484-9393 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____602-275-3117 The Metal Man_ _______ 800-448-9448 CNC Router Louie's Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 Shielding & Sealing Sol.__ 602-278-6064 E-Coat Die MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Shielding & Sealing Sol.__ 602-278-6064 Laser Electro-Coating Services Arizona Laser-Jet_ _______602-455-8908 PMA PhotoMetals_______ 800-899-3366 Vacco Industries________ 626-443-7121 APMI_____________ 480-668-0024 Fine Line Laser Cutting___ 602-863-3196 HVOF Metal Spraying Shielding & Sealing Sol.__ 602-278-6064 Prime Machine_ _______ 801-575-8430 Taycar Enterprises_ ___ 505-265-2121 Tube Laser Cutting Powder Coating Tube Service Company___602-267-9865 Precision Powdercoat_ ____ 480-894-5224 DIES CUTTING Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002 Arizona Laser-Jet_________ 602-455-8908 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Davia Water Jet________ 602-442-4452 Precision Die & Stamp'g_ __ 480-967-2038 Echols Saw & Supply_ ____ 602-278-3918 Steel Rule Dies EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Shielding & Sealing Sol.__ 602-278-6064 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 EDM

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EDM: Drilling Small Hole Arizona Wire Specialists____ 480-829-6530 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 EDM Tech_ __________ 602-278-6666 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Sun Tech___________480-921-1665 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) EDM Tech_ __________ 602-278-6666 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech___________480-921-1665 The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration


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Continental Machining___800-777-2483 CygnetStamping & Fab_____818-240-7574 Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 Gerome Mfg_________ 520-622-8402 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv_ _ 480-966-3952 Innofab Source_ _______ 480-491-5938 JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 M-DOT Aerospace_ _______480-921-4128 Nelson Engineering_______602-273-7114 New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 Phoenix Metalcraft_____602-279-4810 Plastic Eng._________480-491-8100 Precision Casting Repair_ __ 800-622-2404 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775

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APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal_______ 303-427-6419 ASHER Metal Products_____ 773-276-5007 Continental Machining__ 800-777-2483 CGS Technologies_ ______ 623-869-0600 Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Trepanning Specialties_ __ 562-633-8110 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ _ 520-293-3819 Fabrication: Rebuild/ Large

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Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ _ 520-293-3819 Fabrication: Sheet Metal ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal_______ 303-427-6419 Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 Capital Stainless_ ____ 480-967-0016 CygnetStamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Landmark Precision______480-940-4001 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 Phoenix Metalcraft____ 602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Scottsdale Precision. Inc._____ 480-991-0317 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 FINISHING Anodizing of Mesa______ 480-833-6412 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671

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Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Perma-Finish_ ________ 602-278-1733 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Precision Powdercoat_ ____ 480-894-5224 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 Finishing: One Stop Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090

Laminating Shielding & Sealing Sol._ _ 602-278-6064 FINISH OPS-CLEANING Cleaning: AF 5333 Jet Products_ _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray Aerospace Testing_ _ 623-842-3030 Dry Film Lubrication Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Glass Bead Clean ABS Metallurgical Processors_ 602-437-3008 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612


Shawn Carlin scarlin@gmsaz.com

Southwest Powder Coating_ __ 602-272-0878 ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Drilling ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing______ 602-257-0530 Heat Sealing Seal Methods_ _________ 800-423-4777 Passivation ABS Metallurgical Processors_ _ 602-437-3008 Certified Inspection Service____602-267-0661 Coating Technologies_ ____ _623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Jet Processing_______ 623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products_ __________ 623-869-6749 L A Specialties__________ 602-269-7612 METCO Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-276-4120 Semiray_____________ 602-275-1917 Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930

TEMPERATURE PROCESSING Eric Engelhard

May Foundry & Machine___801-531-8931 GEAR CUTTING Apache Gear, Inc_ ______ 623-934-7144 Ayers Gear & Machine_ ____623-934-6913 GLASS BEAD A2Z Sandblasting________602-716-5566 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 GRINDING Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Astrotronics Inc_ _______ 480-926-8969 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 ChemResearch__________602-253-4175 Grindworks_ __________623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Steel Services Grinding_ ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 FORGINGS Grinding, Blanchard Aluminum Precision______ 805-488-4401 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Forgings: Aluminum Aluminum Precision______ 805-488-4401

L A Specialties__________602-269-7612 Powder Coating Precision Powdercoat_ ____ 480-894-5224 Precision Die Cutting Seal Methods_ ________ 800-423-4777 Rapid Prototyping Seal Methods_ ________ 800-423-4777 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 ABS Metallurgical Processors_ 602-437-3008 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products_ _________ 623-869-6749 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Stripping Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products_ _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray_____________602-275-1917 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 FIXTURES EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Paul W. Marino Gages_ __ 800-528-9785 Profiles Tool & Engineering__ 480-894-1008

Forgings: Titanium Aluminum Precision______ 805-488-4401 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 FOUNDRY AATC____________602-2681467

Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Centerless Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Shaw Precision_ _______ 480-785-4925 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 Grinding… Double Disc Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Grinding: ID/OD Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671

General Manager

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

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Astrotronics Inc_ _______ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Grinding: OD Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 Grinding: Precision Tool US Carbide Tool LLC______ 480-755-3812 Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595

A2Z METALWORKER

Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 WC Machine & Tool_ _____ 480-507-4620 Grinding: Tool & Cutter BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering_ ___ 602-267-1481 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____480-503-1283 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Grinding: Ultra Precision Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 Grinding: OD Arizona Hard Chrome______602-278-8671 BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 Grindworks_ __________623-582-5767 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Road Machinery_________520-623-8681 Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Grindworks_ __________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding________602-437-8401 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701

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WC Machine & Tool_ ____ 480-507-4620 Grinding: Tool & Cutter BC Tool Grinding_______ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering___ 602-267-1481 Gilbert Metal Stamping_ __ 480-503-1283 Superior Grinding_ ______888-487-9701 GUNDRILLING Trepanning Specialties_ __562-633-8110 HEAT TREATING ABS Metallurgical Processors_ 602-437-3008 CAD Enterprises_ ______ 602-278-4407 Controlled Thermal Tech'y___602-272-3714 Joined Alloys_________ 602-870-5600 L A Specialties_ ________602-269-7612 Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Team Industrial Services___ 602-269-7868 Temperature Processing_ __ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/ Aerospace CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 Temperature Processing_ __ 303-772-0250

East Valley Laser Tucson Inc___ 520-888-1259 Marking Methods Inc ____626-282-8823 TechMark_ __________ 480-820--9444 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 INDUSTRIAL SEALINGS Gaskets:Manufacturing Cupps Ind Supply_ ______ 602-269-2301 Industrial Sealings Cupps Ind Supply_ ______ 602-269-2301 Packing Cupps Ind Supply_ ______ 602-269-2301

INSPECTION Calibration Advanced Coordinate Tech_ __623-780-4137 Southwest Metrology, Inc.____520-744-8510 Washington Calibration____ 480-820-0506 Inspection, First Article Advanced Coordinate Tech_ __623-780-4137 Datum Inspection________602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services IDENTIFICATION Advanced Coordinate Tech_ __623-780-4137 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Ace Laser_ ___________ 480-924-3232 Datum Inspection________602-997-1340 East Valley Laser Inc_______ 480-855-7137

HONING/LAPPING Grindworks___________623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc._ _________ 602-272-2654 Road Machinery_ ______ 520-623-8681 National Grinding & Mfg___ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100


edgibson@continentalmachiningco.com www.continentalmachiningco.com

IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair_ __ 800-622-2404

Klontech Measure Sol_____ 480-626-8131 Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Niagara Testing West_____ 480-968-2315 Sustaining Edge Solutions_ _ 888-572-9642 Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services (NDT) CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 Futureweld_ _________ 602-437-2426 Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products__________ 623-869-6749 Joined Alloys_________ 602-870-5600 Niagara Testing West_____ 480-968-2315 Semiray Aero. Testing_ ____602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Niagara Testing West_____ 480-968-2315 ISO Consultant Arizona MEP_ ________ 480-874-9100 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc__________623-939-4412 Quality Advisory Services_ _ 602-910-1510 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc_ ________623-939-4412 Orion Registrar_________303-645-4017

Great Western Registrar_ ___623-580-1881 Sustaining Edge Solutions_ __888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants_ _ 928-284-0856 ISO Registrar Great Western Registrar_ ___623-580-1881 Orion Registrar_ ________ 303-645-4017 Liquid Penetrant Certified Inspection Service_ _602-267-0661_ Jet Products___________623-869-6749 Niagara Testing West______480-968-2315 Semiray_____________ 602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services_ ___602-269-7868 MAG Particle Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Jet Products___________623-869-6749 Niagara Testing West______480-968-2315 Team Industrial Services_ ___602-269-7868 Metrology/inspection Serv Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Process Improvement/ Audit Arizona MEP_ ________ 480-874-9100 BMSC_ ____________ 480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants_ _ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions_ __888-572-9642 X-Ray Certified Inspection Service___ 602-267-066 Niagara Testing West_____480-968-2315 1 Semiray_____________602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868

MACHINING Machining: 3D 3D Machine LLC_______ 480-239-8254 Cassavant Machining____ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 Hawkeye Precision_ ______480-926-8642 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 L&W Machine Co_ _____ 602-323-2560 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Pro Precision___________602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering___ 480-894-100 Tooling Molds West_ ______480-921-9939 Machining: 5 Axis Bogue Machine Co_ ____ 505-344-9988 CAD Enterprises_________602-278-4407 Cassavant Machining____ 602-437-4005 Cling’s Manufacturing________480-968-1778 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ ___520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng_ 520-745-8771 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 MSL Precision_ _________480-773-3239 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Systems 3____________480-894-2581 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001 Machining: Aerospace AATC____________602-268-1467 Action Machine_ _______ 623-435-0883 Adams Mfg & Eng_______ 623-486-2019 Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Astrotronics Inc_ ________480-926-8969

Bogue Machine Co_____505-344-9988 Cassavant Machining_ __602-437-4005 Central Components____ 520-571-1433 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing_ ____480-968-1778 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Evans Precision Machining_ __623-581-6200 Excaliber_ ___________623-878-6800 Foresight Technologies_ ____480-967-0080 Gerome Mfg_ ________520-622-8402 Gilbert Precision Machine____480-892-4730 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 HK Machining_________602-278-6704 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 JB's Precision_ _________623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 JPS Manufacturing_ ______480-367-9540 Jet Products___________623-869-6749 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 L&W Machine Co______602-323-2560 Landmark Precision_____ 480-940-4001 LAYKE, Inc._ __________602-272-2654 Lewis Aerospace_________ 623-581-0764 MSL Precision__________480-773-3239 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 A Z METALWORKER • 89 • Jan/Feb 2011 2


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Stewart Manufacturing____ 623-582-2261 Wintech___________ 602-437-9001 Machining: Chemical Pro-Salez_ __________ 480-773-3239 Machining: CNC AEROSPACE COMMERCIAL AEROSPACE MILITARY MILITARY COMMERCIAL www.powerhausprecision.com 3D Machine LLC_ ____ 480-239-8254 Absolute Turning and Machine_520-624-5628 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Action Machine_ _______ 623-435-0883 M-DOT Aerospace_______ 480-921-4128 Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Nelson Engineering_______602-273-7114 Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Astrotronics Inc________ 480-926-8969 PGI _ ____________ 505-884-5782 BID Machine, Inc_______ 480-892-7304 Pivot ______________602-306-2923 Bogue Machine Co____ 505-344-9988 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 Powill Manufacturing____ 623-780-4100 CAD Tools___________ 480-753-4290 Prime Machine_ ________ 801-575-8430 Challenger Aerospace____ 480-894-0802 Pro Precision_ ________ 602-353-0022 Central Components____520-571-1433 Pro-Salez_ __________ 480-773-3239 Cling’s Manufacturing______480-968-1778 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 Continental Machining_ _800-777-2483 Service & Sales_ _______ 480-968-9084 Elixir Industries_ _____480-834-1484 Satowfi_ ___________ 480-374-5706 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Evans Precision Machining_ __ 623-581-6200 Stewart Manufacturing____ 623-582-2261 Foresight Technologies_____480-967-0080 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 Gilbert Precision Machine_ __480-892-4730 Trepanning Specialties____562-633-8110 Glover Precision, Inc._ ___480-464-0150 White Rock Inc._ _______ 435-750-6414 HK Machining_ _______602-278-6704 Wintech___________ 602-437-9001 Hawkeye Precision______ 480-926-8642 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Machining: Contract Adams Mfg & Eng______ 623-486-2019 Infinisys_ __________ 602-276-2276 Aero Design & Mfg_ _____ 602-437-8080 International Machine Parts Co._480-832-9451 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 JB's Precision_________ 623-581-9088 B & T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 JD Ellen LLC_ ______ 623-587--0253 Banner Machine, Inc_ _____ 602-437-4984 JPS Manufacturing_______480-367-9540 Evans Precision Machining_ _ 623-581-6200 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Joined Alloys_________ 602-870-5600 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 JPS Manufacturing_______480-367-9540 Group Mfg Serv_______ 480-966-3952 L&W Machine Co_ ____602-323-2560 HK Machining________ 602-278-6704 Landmark Precision_____ 480-940-4001 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 LAYKE, Inc.___________602-272-2654 Jan’s Inc._ __________ 480-833-7305 Metalcraft Inc._________480-967-4889 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 MSL Precision_ ________480-773-3239 Lewis Aerospace_ ______ 623-581-0764 Matrix Machine_ ______ 480-966-4451 MSL Precision_________ 480-773-3239 Micropulse West_ _______480-966-2300 Micropulse West_ ______ 480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc_______ 602-437-8995 Pivot______________602-306-2923 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 New Hope Machine_ _____520-825-7830 A Z METALWORKER • 90 • Jan/Feb 2011 2

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Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 PGI_______________505-884-5782 PMBC_ ___________ _602-431-8131 Powerhaus Precision_______480-225-8854 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Pro Precision_ _________602-353-0022 Pro-Salez_ ___________480-773-3239 Profiles Tool & Engineering___480-894-1008 Quality Mold_ _______ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco______602-278-7700 Satowfi_ ____________ 480-374-5706 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing______623-582-2261 SwissTech Tooling & MFg._____480-998-2005 Systems 3_ ___________ 480-894-2581 Toolcraft of Phoenix_____623-435-5405 Val-Tech Mfg_ _________ 480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool________480-507-4620 White Rock Inc.__________435-750-6414 Wintech___________ 602-437-9001 Wire-Tech____________480-966-1591 X5 Manufacturing________602-454-7385 Machining: Large Continental Machining_ _ 800-777-2483 HK Machining_ _______ 602-278-6704 Unique Machine________602-470-1911 Vroom Engineering & Mfg____520-293-3819 Mach: CNC Turning 3D Machine LLC________480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works_______480-926-4171 Arizona Engineering_____ 520-586-1522 Astrotronics Inc_________ 480-926-8969 Bar-S Machine__________928-636-2115 Bogue Machine Co______505-344-9988 Cassavant Machining___ 602-437-4005 Central Components_ __ 520-571-1433 Continental Machining_ _ 800-777-2483 EDM Express.com_ _____ 877-336-4548 Gilbert Precision Machine_ __ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc._ ____480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ __ 520-889-8325 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 Joined Alloys_ _______ 602-870-5600

MSL Precision_________480-773-3239 Morsch Machine_ _______ 480-961-7673 New Hope Machine_______ 520-825-7830 Osborn Products_ ______ 623-587-0335 PGI _______________505-884-5782 Precision Metalworks_ __ 602-455-9575 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 SwissTech Tooling & MFg._____480-998-2005 Systems 3____________ 480-894-2581 Val-Tech Mfg___________480-966-7376 Machining Plastic Absolute Turning and Machine_ 520-624-5628 Machining Precision 3D Machine LLC_ _____ 480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works_ ______ 480-926-4171 AATC___________602-268-1467 Action Machine_ _______ 623-435-0883 Adams Mfg & Eng_______623-486-2019 Arizona Engineering_ _____520-586-1522 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Astrotronics Inc_ ________ 480-926-8969 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 BID Machine, Inc_ _______ 480-892-7304 Bogue Machine Co_____ 505-344-9988 Cassavant Machining_ __ 602-437-4005 Central Components____ 520-571-1433 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 EDM Express.com______ 877-336-4548 Empire Precision Mach._ __ 480-633-4580 Evans Precision Mach’g_ _ 623-581-6200 Foresight Technologies_ ____ 480-967-0080 Gerome Mfg_ ________ 520-622-8402 Glover Precision, Inc.____480-464-0150 Hawkeye Precision_____ 480-926-8642 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____ 520-889-8325 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 JB’s Precision________ 623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC_________ 623-587--0253 JPS Manufacturing_ ______ 480-367-9540 Jet Products_________ 623-869-6749


3131 N. 31ST AVE. PHOENIX, AZ 85017

Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 LAYKE, Inc._ ________602-272-2654 Lewis Aerospace_ _____ 623-581-0764 Lynch Brothers Mfg_ _____ 602-267-7575 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 Matrix Machine_______480-966-4451 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc______602-437-8995 M-DOT Aerospace______ 480-921-4128 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_ ___ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 PGI _ ____________ 505-884-5782 Pivot______________ 602-306-2923 PMA Photometals_____800-899-3366 Powill Mfg____________623-780-4100 Pro Precision__________ 602-353-0022 Pro-Salez____________ 480-773-3239 Profiles Tool & Engineering___480-894-1008 Quality Mold_ _______480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 Satowfi_____________ 480-374-5706 Service & Sales_______480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision _ _ 602-438-4670 Stewart Manufacturing_ ____623-582-2261 Sun Tech___________ 480-921-1665 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg.__ _480-998-2005 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 Tolleson Steel_______ 623-936-3325 Toolcraft of Phoenix_ ___623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix _________ 480-844-0165 Val-Tech Mfg___________480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool_ _____ 480-507-4620 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 White Rock Inc._ ________435-750-6414 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001 Wire-Tech_ _________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Prototype AATC___________602-268-1467 Absolute Turning and Machine_ 520-624-5628 Adams Mfg & Eng_______ 623-486-2019 Action Machine_ _______ 623-435-0883 Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Bar-S Machine_ ______ 928-636-2115

BID Machine, Inc_ ______480-892-7304 CAD Tools_ __________480-753-4290 Continental Machining__ 800-777-2483 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Evans Precision______ 623-581-6200 Foresight Technologies_ ___ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc.____ 480-464-0150 Hawkeye Precision_ _____ 480-926-8642 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 L&W Machine Co_ ____ 602-323-2560 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 PGI_______________505-884-5782 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-00220 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 Stellar Machining & Fab_ 480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing_ ___ 623-582-2261 SwissTech Tooling & MFg.____480-998-2005 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001 Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Quick Turn Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 HK Machining________ 602-278-6704 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC______ 480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Bar-S Machine_ ______928-636-2115 Bogue Machine Co_ ___ 505-344-9988 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc.____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ __ 520-889-8325 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 Jet Products__________ 623-869-6749 L&W Machine Co_ ____ 602-323-2560 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889

Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Semiconductor Foresight Technologies_ ___ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 L&W Machine Co_ _____602-323-2560 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Satowfi______________480-374-5706 Machining: Swiss Absolute Turning and Machine_ 520-624-5628 Bar-S Machine_ ______ 928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining____602-437-4005 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Southwest Swiss Precision _ _ 602-438-4670 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg._____480-998-2005 White Rock Inc._ ________435-750-6414 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Southwest Swiss Precision _ _ 602-438-4670 White Rock Inc._ _______ 435-750-5534 Machining: Turning: Automatic Absolute Turning and Machine_ 520-624-5628 American Prec.Mach_ __ 602-269-6298 Ayers Gear & Mach______623-934-6913 Challenger Aerospace____ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g____623-581-6200 Hawkeye Precision_ ____ 480-926-8642 JB’s Precision Ind_______623-581-9088 Jet Products__________623-869-6749 LAYKE, Inc._ ________ 602-272-2654 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Lewis Aerospace________623-581-0764 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 M-DOT Aerospace_______ 480-921-4128 Matrix Machine________480-966-4451 Micro-Tronics, Inc______ 602-437-8995 PGI_______________505-884-5782 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Ace Laser_____________ 480-924-3232 Arizona Laser-Jet_________ 602-455-8908 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 Fine Line Laser Cutting___ 602-863-3196 LAI Southwest_________ 602-304-1160 Leach Laser_ __________ 602-254-1141 Marking Methods Inc ___626-282-8823 PMA PhotoMetals_______ 800-899-3366 Pro-Salez____________ 480-773-3239 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 Taycar Enterprises_ ____ 505-265-2121 The Metal Man_ _______ 800-448-9448 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Tube Service Company___ 602-267-9865 Wrco_____________480-892-7800

Laser Cutting: X- Large Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ _ 520-293-3819 Laser Cutting: Micro Vacco Industries________ 626-443-7121 Laser Cutting:Rotary Axis K-zell Metals, Inc._ ___ 602-232-5882 Laser Engraving & Etching Ace Laser_____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc_______ 480-855-7137 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc___ 520-888-1259 TechMark_ __________ 480-820--9444 Vacco Industries________ 626--450-6472 Laser Marking Ace Laser_____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc_______ 480-855-7137 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc___ 520-888-1259 Leach Laser_ __________ 602-254-1141 TechMark_ __________ 480-820--9444 Precision Etched Parts Vacco Industries________ 626--450-6472 MANUFACTURING Adams Mfg & Eng_______ 623-486-2019 APMI ___ __________ 480-668-0024 Creedbilt Inc_ _______623-939-8119 CAD Tools_ __________480-753-4290 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ __ 520-889-8325 Glover Precision, Inc.____ 480-464-0150 Group Manufacturing Serv__480-966-3952 PMBC_ ___________ 602-431-8131 Stewart Manufacturing_ ___ 623-582-2261 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 Scriven Precision_ ______ 480-961-9775 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Electrical - UL508A Panel Shop Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Mfg: Automotive Metal Arizona Laser-Jet_________602-455-8908 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 METAL BAR CODING PMA PhotoMetal_______800-899-3366 METAL FORMING Creedbilt Inc_ _______623-939-8119 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 Metal Forming: Architectural ASHER Metal Products_____ 773-276-5007 METALIZING A Z METALWORKER • 91 • Jan/Feb 2011 2


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Dennis Reynolds

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

Accuwright Industries_____480-892-9595 Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______602-437-8995 MOLDS Adams Mfg & Eng_______ 623-486-2019 PMBC_ ___________ 602-431-8131 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Quality Mold_ ________480-892-5480 The Tech Group_ _______480-281-4500 Toolcraft of Phoenix_ __ 623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 Molds: Construction JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 The Tech Group_ _______480-281-4500 Molds: Two-Shot The Tech Group_ _______480-281-4500 Molds: Plastic Injection CAD Tools_ __________480-753-4290 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______602-437-8995 The Tech Group_ _______480-281-4500 Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Molds: Rubber Toolcraft of Phoenix_ __ 623-435-5405 PAINTING Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 A2Z METALWORKER

Valley Industrial Painting___ 602-256-6273 Abrasive Blasting STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Painting& Blast Booths STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ _ 520-293-3819 Phosphate Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Powder Coating Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Futureweld_ _________602-437-2426 LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Perma-Finish_ ________ 602-278-1733 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 Valley Industrial Painting___ 602-256-6273 Wet Paint/CARC MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Sandblast/Automated Valley Industrial Painting___ 602-256-6273 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Screenprinting & Pad Printing STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 PLATING Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 Futureweld_ _________602-437-2426 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Precious Metal Plating____ 800-481-6271 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 Anodizing Anodizing of Mesa______ 480-833-6412 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120

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Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Gold Plating Foresight Finishing_ _____ 480-921-0000 Hard Chrome Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 Nickel/ Chrome Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 LA Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Tin / Zinc Plate Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 PLASMA CUTTING Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 POLISHING Gold Tech Industries______480-968-1930 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 PRODUCT DESIGN Design and Modeling Bar-S Machine_ _____ 928-636-2115 CAD Tools_ __________480-753-4290 Innofab Source_ _______ 480-491-5938 Profiles Tool & Engineering__ 480-894-1008 PRECISION FLAT STOCK Tri-Matrix_ __________480-844-0165 PROCESSING: CHEMICAL Futureweld_ _________602-437-2426 LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Acid Pickle MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Chemical Stripping MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 PRODUCTION Action Machine_ _______623-435-0883 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Louie's Black Oxide______602-257-0530 PUNCHING Gerome Mfg_________ 520-622-8402 Group Manufacturing Serv__480-966-3952

Scottsdale Precision. Inc._____ 480-991-0317 Scriven Precision_ ______480-961-9775 REPAIR Repair & Overhaul,Aerospace Lewis Aerospace________ 623-581-0764 Nelson Engineering______ 602-273-7114 ROLL FORMING Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 ROUTERING, CNC Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 SAW CUTTING BID Machine, Inc_ ______480-892-7304 Echols Saw & Supply_ ____ 602-278-3918 LAYKE, Inc.__________602-272-2654 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 SHEARING Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Creedbilt Inc_ ______ 623-939-8119 Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 Gerome Mfg_________ 520-622-8402 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Scriven Precision_ ______480-961-9775 Western Bending Inc.____480-671-7855 SHEETMETAL, PREC. ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 ASHER Metal Products_____ 773-276-5007 Central Components_ __ 520-571-1433 Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 Phoenix Metalcraft____ 602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Pro-Salez____________ 480-773-3239 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____602-470-1200


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Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 WC Machine & Tool__ ____ 480-507-4620 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 SPINNING: Metal Metal Spinning Solutions___ 480-899-0939 SPLINES Apache Gear, Inc_ ______ 623-934-7144 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 Bolt’s Metallizing_ ______ 602-244-2432 SPRINGS Flat and Wire Springs AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 STAMPING AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 CygnetStamping & Fab_____818-240-7574 Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 Precision Die & Stamping___ 480-967-2038 Pro-Salez____________ 480-773-3239 Scriven Precision_ ______ 480-961-9775 Seal Methods_ ________ 800-423-4777 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine_ ______ 602-323-5550 Wrico _ ____________ 480-892-7800 Precision Metal Forming ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Stamping: Aerospace Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 Stamping Design Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Stamping: Prototype Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 TAPPING Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 TESTING Testing: Flow / Target Semiray Aero. Testing_____ 623-842-3030 Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure Jet Products_ __________623-869-6749 Semiray Aero. Testing_____ 623-842-3030 THERMAL SPRAY Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 Controlled Thermal Tech'y____602-272-3714 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 THREADING Thread Grinding Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767

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Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Waterjet,3D 3 - 5 AXIS Shaw Precision_ _______ 480-785-4925 LAI Southwest________ 602-304-1160 Thread Rolling Waterjet, Multi head Shaw Precision_ _______ 480-785-4925 Davia Water Jet_________602-442-4452 LAI Southwest________ 602-304-1160 TOOL & DIE Whitley Machine_ _____ 602-323-5550 3D Machine LLC______ 480-239-8254 Waterjet, High Press. Cutting Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Harschco LLC_ ________602-617-7514 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 LAI Southwest________ 602-304-1160 Whitley Machine_ ______ 602-323-5550 Wrico _ ____________ 480-892-7800 WASHERS AERO Spring & Mfg Co____ 602-243-4329 TOOLING WIRE FORMS Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 AERO Spring & Mfg Co____ 602-243-4329 US Carbide Tool LLC_______480-755-3812 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 Tooling: Jig & Fixture WELDING Building New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 ACME Metal Works_ ______ 480-926-4171 APMI _ ____________ 480-668-0024 TREPANNING Arrow Sheet Metal________ 303-427-6419 Trepanning Specialties_ ___562-633-8110 ASHER Metal Products______ 773-276-5007 TUBING Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 Assembly Formed Tubing Banner Machine, Inc_ ____ 602-437-4984 Service & Sales_ _______ 480-968-9084 BID Machine, Inc_ ______ 480-892-7304 Formed Tubing Capital Stainless_ _____ 480-967-0016 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 Central Components_ ___ 520-571-1433 Cling’s Manufacturing____480-968-1778 Large Diam. Pipe & Tubing Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 Trepanning Specialties_ ___562-633-8110 Creedbilt Inc_ ________623-939-8119 Elixir Industries_______ 480-834-1484 Tube Bending /Fabrication Empire Precision Mach.____ 480-633-4580 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 Futureweld_ _________ 602-437-2426 K-zell Metals, Inc._ ___ 602-232-5882 Group Mf. Serv________ 480-966-3952 Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 Harco Metal Products_____ 480-829-0450 Service & Sales______ 480-968-9084 Innofab Source_ ________ 480-491-5938 Western Bending Inc.____ 480-671-7855 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 WATER PURIF/ RECYC. Joined Alloys_ _________602-870-5600 USFilter_ _________ 760-525-9930 K-zell Metals, Inc._ ____ 602-232-5882 Landmark Precision_______ 480-940-4001 WATERJET CUTTING Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys_ 800-237-2888 Lynch Brothers Mfg_ ______ 602-267-7575 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 M-DOT Aerospace_______ 480-921-4128 Centaur Technologies___623-516-8080 MSL Precision_ _________ 480-773-3239 Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Precision Casting Repair_ ___ 800-622-2404 Davia Water Jet______ 602-442-4452 Precision Metalworks____ 602-455-9575 EDM Express.com_____ 877-336-4548 Pro-Salez_____________ 480-773-3239 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 Quality Mold_ _________480-892-5480 Flow International ____ 480-830-0431 Scriven Precision_ ______ 480-961-9775 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 State Industrial Prod_____ 602-275-0990 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 LAI Southwest_________ 602-304-1160 Taycar Enterprises_ ____ 505-265-2121 MarZee Inc._________602-269-5801 Unique Machine_________ 602-470-1911 New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 Phx Ornamental Iron Supply_ 602-484-9393 Weiser/Mile High Precision___ 303-280-2778 Pro-Salez____________ 480-773-3239 Western Bending Inc._____ 480-671-7855 Southwest Waterjet_____480-306-7748 X5 Manufacturing________ 602-454-7385 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 Welding: Aerospace Taycar Enterprises_ ____505-265-2121 Arrow Sheet Metal________ 303-427-6419 Toolcraft of Phoenix_ __ 623-435-5405 Central Components_ ___ 520-571-1433 WC Machine & Tool_ _____ 480-507-4620 Futureweld_ _________ 602-437-2426 Whitley Machine_ ____ 602-323-5550 Joined Alloys_ _________602-870-5600 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001 JPS Manufacturing_ ______ 480-367-9540

& ENG.

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Mch Repair.............24,81 AATC.................................................83 Creedbilt Inc.............................60,90 CRI..............................................50,81 Abbott Workholding....................80 Cupps Industrial Supply.....................89 ABS Quality.....................................44 ABS Metallurgical Processors.........86 CVD Diamond Corp..............................79 Absolute Machining & Turning.....93 Cygnet Stamping & Fab................92 ACC Machinery...........................15,74 D & R Mchy....................................51,74 Accuwright......................................86 DCM Tech..................................40,76 Ace Laser.........................................84 DDi..............................................80,95 ACME Metal Works....................... 92 Datum Inspection..........................87 Action Machine.............................. 85 DaVia Water Jet...................... 28,90 Adams Mfg & Eng..........................86 Delcam...........................................80 Adams Mach..............11,29,49,74,96 East Valley Laser Inc.....................88 Advanced Coord Tech....................75 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc........89 Advanced Metal Sales.....................80 Ebbco Inc....................................... 75 Advanced Precision........................81 Echols Saw & Supply....................74 Advanced Tooling............................... EDM Express.com........................82 Aero Spring & Mfg................. ........85 EDM Network..........................32,78 Aerodyne Alloys............................. 79 EDM Perform Access...................79 Airtek............................................... 78 EDM Tech................................. 56,83 Alerus Bank & Trust........................81 Ellison Machinery.....3,45,763,74,76 All World Machinery Supply.......16,81 Elixir Industries..............................84 Aluminum Precision......................86 Elrod Machine & Mfg................... 77 American Aerospace..................... 83 Empire Precision Mach................. 90 AMTS................................................81 Epilog Laser.................................30,77 Anodizing of Mesa......................... 92 Evans Precision Mach’g...............86 Apache Gear...................................86 Excaliber Precision.......................84 Apache Steel.................................. 78 FeatureCAM..................................80 APMI................................................ 83 Fine Line Fabricating Inc..............93 Arizona Bank & Trust.....................80 Fine Line Laser Cutting.................92 Arizona Engineering......................88 Flow Intl................................... 65,78 Arizona Finishing............................ 87 Foresight Finishing.......................92 Arizona Hard Chrome................... 87 Foresight Technologies................84 Arizona Laserjet..............................91 Frontier Metal Stamping.............92 Arizona MEP...................................88 Fry Steel Co....................................78 Arizona Tool Steel.................. ........78 Futureweld....................................87 Arizona Wire Spec............... ..........83 Galaxy Associates, Inc..................79 Arizona Wire Tool..........................84 Ganesh Machinery...................43,76 Arrow Sheet Metal...................36,86 Gartman Tech Services...........44,82 Asher Metal Products................... 85 Geiger Electric Inc......................... 75 Astra Fab......................................... 83 Gerome Mfg............................ 50,84 Astrotronics.................................... 92 Gilbert Metal Stamping...............83 ATS................................................... 33 Gilbert Precision Machine............90 Auer Precision................................86 Gladhill Assoc..........................56,88 Ayers Gear & Mach........................ 83 Global EDM Supply....................... 77 AZ CNC.......8,9,18,39,59,61,68-71,74 Glover Precision, Inc.....................88 AZMARK....................................84,92 Gold Tech Industries.....................88 B&B Tool.........................................80 Great Western .........................34,81 B & T Tool & Engr.......................... 78 Grindworks....................................84 Bank of Arizona............................. 79 Group Manufacturing..................85 Barry Metals..............................62,79 Haas Factory Outlet.............3,76,77 Bar-S Machine Inc.......................... 83 Hangsterfer’s...........................35,76 Barton Mines . ..........................36,79 HK Machining................................89 BC Tool Grinding............................ 87 Hanna Tools & Machinery........... 77 BID Machine, Inc............................ 85 Harco Metal Products..................83 Blaser............................................... 79 Hardinge........................................74 Blue Streak Grinding............... 58,86 Harschco .......................................87 BMSC.......................................... 38,81 Hawkeye Precision.......................85 Bogue Machine..............................89 Helical Solutions............................ 81 Bolt’s Metallizing, Inc....................89 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding.....85 Bralco Metals................................. 78 Hoff-Hilk Auction .........................76 ByteBox.......................................... 53 Horizon Carbide............................78 CAD Enterprises.............................88 Horn...............................................76 CAD Tools........................................86 HUB Intl..........................................83 CAID.................................................84 Hurco..............................................47 Canyon State Oil......................... 2,79 Ind. Metal Supply......................12,79 Capital Stainless........................64,82 Ind.Tool Die....................................89 Cassavant Machining.....................91 Ind. Workholding Solution..........80 Centaur Technologies...................88 Infinisys....................................84,88 Central Components.....................89 Innofab Source.............................90 Certified Comparator.....................77 Innovative Cutting Tools.............. 77 Certified Inspection Services . ..... 83 Innovative Tool Sales................... 77 Challenger Aerospace...................88 Integrated Systems Inc................82 ChemResearch............................... 87 International Machine Parts.......90 CGS Technologies, Inc.................. 85 IRH.................................................. 81 CIS.....................................................72 ITDE................................................89 Cling’s Manufacturing................... 85 Jan’s Inc..........................................89 Collins Metal Finishing.................. 83 J B’s Prec Ind....................................88 CNC Machinery.............................. 76 JD Ellen LLC.......................................89 Coast Aluminum...............................78 Jemelco Inc......................................81 Coastal Metals............................42,80 J.K. Tool................................ .........76 Coating Tech................................73,83 Joined Alloys..................................92 Continental Machining..................89 Jorgenson ........... ...................76 Controlled Thermal........................87 JPS Manufacturing................................86 A Z METALWORKER • 94 • Jan/Feb 2011 2

R&D Specialty Manco................89 ResourceMFG.............................64,82 JWB Manufacturing...............................87 Road Machinery...............................92 K D Capital................................... 74 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades..........75 Klontech Indus. Sales...............74,80 Ryerson.............................................80 KMT Waterjet.............................52,75 S&S Machinery Sales...................41,76 K-Zell Metals, Inc............................ 85 Samuel, Son & Co.............19,67,78,79 L&W Machine Co...........................88 Satowfi..............................................89 LA Specialties............................ 14,88 Savage Machine . .............................75 LAI International............................ 86 SBG Capital.......................................80 Landmark Precision..................48,84 Scottsdale Precision Inc..................84 Larry Arroues & Co........................ 78 Scriven Precision Fab...................... 83 Layke Inc......................................... 84 Seal Methods...................................86 Leach Laser................................ 46,91 Semiray .......................................20,89 Leavitt Group..................................81 Service & Sales.................................80 Lewis Aerospace........................... 85 Setco Marketing ............................. 79 Lone Arrow.....................................77 Sharp................................................. 59 Louie’s Black Oxide..................85,87 Shaw Precision Grind’g................... 85 Louie’s Gun Finishing.................... 87 Shielding & Sealing Solutions..........82 Lynch Brothers............................... 87 Shop Floor Automations.................81 M-DOT Aerospace......................... 84 S L Fusco........................................... 78 MSL Precision................................. 87 Southwest Metal Fab.......................82 Machinery Sales............................. 76 Southwest Metals........................... 79 Magnum Precision...............23,75,77 Southwest Metrology, Inc.............88 Marking Methods, Inc....................77 Southwest Powder......................... 87 Makino......................................... 5,74 Southwest Swiss Precision Mchg........89 Marshall Tool & Supply.................80 Southwest Waterjet....................22,92 MarZee.................................. 12,78,86 Star Metal Fluids...........21,75,76,78,81 Matrix Machine.........................83,84 State Industrial Prod....................... 78 May Foundry.................................. 86 Steel Services Grind’g................ 10,84 Mesa Machinery............................ 76 Stellar Machining & Fab Inc............ 93 Metalcraft Inc.................................88 Stevens Engineering....................... 79 Metal Processing Intl.....................91 Sun Grinding......................................37 Metal Spinnng................................ 85 Sun Tech............................................ 93 Metals Eng & Testing Labs............81 Superior Grinding.......................86,87 Metal Supermarkets..................... 78 Sustaining Edge Solutions..............80 Metco Metal . ................................88 Swisstech Tooling & Mfg.................91 Methods West............................... 76 Systems3...........................................89 Micro-Tronics..............................13,84 TAIG Tools....................................48,75 Micro 100....................................18,79 TMM Precision............................83,94 Micropulse West............................ 83 T.S.M. Mach. ................................17,74 Milne.................................................81 Taycar Enterprises...........................86 MMR LLC.........................................82 Taylor Hobson Precision................. 76 Moore Tool & Equip...................... 76 Team Industrial Services............46,87 Mountain Rep.................................81 TechMark........................................86 Morsch Machine............................ 83 Temperature Processing................ 87 MSL Precision................................. 85 Temtco Steel..................................... 78 Muratec.......................................... 76 The Metal Man......................... 83,86 National Grinding & Mfg............... 86 The Tech Group............................. 90 Nelson Engineering....................... 85 The Werks C&C...............................79 New Hope Machine...................... 84 Tipco Punch....................................78 Niagara Testing West.....................92 TMI (GibbsCAM)............................. 81 North-South .........................15,55,77 TNT Sandblasting.......................... 89 O’Donnell & Associates................80 Tolleson Steel..................................78 OGP..................................................75 Toolcraft of Phoenix...................... 89 Omax Corp.................................. 5,74 Tooling Molds West...................... 89 Orion Registrar...............................88 Tornquist Machinery......................75 Osborn Products......................84,86 Total Filtration Sys.......................... 77 Osprey Technologies..................... 86 Total Quality Sys....................... 40,78 Perfection Industrial Finishing......91 Trepanning Specialties................... 91 Perma-Finish................................... 87 Tri-Matrix Mach.............................85 PGI....................................................82 Tsugami...........................................57 Phoenix Grinding........................... 84 TW Metals.......................................79 Phoenix Heat Treat........................ 87 Tube Service....................................78 Phoenix Metalcraft........................92 U S Shop Tools........................... 25,77 Phoenix Metal Trading...............60,80,81 Ulbrich of CA.............................. 31,78 Pivot....................................................87 Unique Machine.............................76 PMA Photometals .........................82 United Performance Metals.........78 Powerhaus.....................................90 Universal Laser...............................76 Powill Mfg.................................. .......87 US Carbide Tools...............1,26-28,93 Precious Metal Plating........... ..88 Vacco Industries........................ 14,83 Precision Casting Repair.......... 83 Val-Tech Mfg...................................85 Precision Die .......................................83 Valley Industrial Painting...............92 Precision Industrial Painting.............84 Vroom Enginering & Mfg............. 90 Precision Metalworks.......................93 Washington Cal. .......................87 Precision Powder Coating................84 WC Machine & Tool........................85 Premier Precision.........54,84,85,86,88 Weiser/Mile High Precision.......... 86 Prime Machine.....................................84 Western Bending, Inc....................83 P . ro Precision .......................................86 Western States Metal.................... 81 ProSalez.................................................82 White Rock Inc.............................. 89 Pro Ultrasonics.....................................78 Whitley Machine ...................... 86 Profiles Tool & Eng ...................................84 Widia................................................76 QTC ..............................................................80 Wintech...........................................85 Quality Advisory...............................77 Wire-Tech........................................85 Qualichem, Inc...................................78 Wrico...............................................85 Quality Mold.........................86 X5.....................................................85


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