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Vol. 7, No. 3 May / June 2014

Rocky Mountain Edition (CO, UT, ID, MT and WY)

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“Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.” Mother Teresa (1910-1997) I enjoyed one of the most honest responses to an email I sent to a potential customer this past month. When I asked him if he had received approvals to begin advertising, he promptly emailed me back. Here is the short email I received from him... “I am ignoring you for a couple more weeks. Please forgive me.” This response put a smile on my face, though I hadn’t secured a new order! For those of us in sales, and we all are, because we’ve always got to sell customers, internal and external, to make changes in what they are doing today. But it is indeed so refreshing when you get an honest answer, whether it is a “yes”, “not now”, “not ever”, “next year”, etc.Yet so many people believe they can’t be honest, sometimes brutally honest, and yet still be successful. What a concept, honest success. Sometimes it seems that these two concepts are not typically joined. Why? Because success is often an illusion that the business leader has created in his or her own mind, based on his or her perceptions, values and beliefs. According to a recent survey of corporate executives, nearly 90% equated their success with 1) the money they personally made, 2) the money the company made, or 3) the rise in the value of the company stock. The remaining 10% defined success by the “quality” of the products or services they provide, factors related to the “contentment” of the workforce (low turnover) or personal satisfaction in what they do. Actually any leader’s real success is based on other’s perceptions of who they are, what they do, how effective they are, their importance to the organization, and the money they make. So how do we get honest success? Rather than asking yourself how successful you are, you must ask others. Honest success means honest feedback. And just for grins, I looked into companies in our industry that were deemed honest and ethical. The World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business “ethically” and translates those words into action. WME honorees not only promote ethical business standards and practices internally, they exceed legal compliance minimums and shape future industry standards by introducing best practices today. TheWME recognizes the companies who force other companies to follow their leadership or fall behind.These are the companies who use ethical leadership as a profit driver. And each of these companies embodies the true spirit of Ethisphere’s credo, “Good. Smart. Business. Profit.” The 2014 Aerospace/Defense Industry winners include: Elbit Systems of America, Rockwell Collins, and The Aerospace Corporation. In manufacturing overall, the 2014 U.S. winners include: 3M Company, Deere & Company, Eaton, General Electric Company, Johnson Controls, Kennametal Inc, Milliken & Company, and The Timken Company. It is worthwhile to look into companies deemed to be the best at honesty and ethical behavior. It is a quality we should all strive for. Not only does it make you feel good, it almost invariably leads to a more successful company for you and your team. And of course, for your customers. Until next issue, I wish you well.We should all work on always improving our honesty and ethics, both in business and in life. As always, God Bless Our Troops.

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Announcements/Releases ......6,8,10,12,14,16 Feature Articles .............................24-25,40-41 Buyers Guide Equipment .......................49-54 Buyers Guide Processes ..........................55-61 Card Gallery.............................................49-61 Index Of Advertisers....................................62 Editorial ...................................... Throughout

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Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 6500 people in the Rocky Mountain states actively engaged in the Precision Manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 18,000 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.

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Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc. is New Distributor for Ganesh Machinery in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming Ganesh Machinery of Chatsworth, CA continues their dramatic growth path with the announcement of Automatic & Machinery Co., Inc. Longmont, Colorado as a Ganesh Machinery distributor for the states of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. A&M was formed in 1989 and has been a respected force in machine tool distribution across the country. A&M has a staff of 5-expierenced sales people, AND 18,000 SQ FT WAREHOUSE, with an enviable track record in serving the needs of customers wishing to acquire more productive machine tools to better compete in today’s business environment. Announcements Continued Page 8

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Seco® to Spotlight Solutions for Composite Machining at THE BIG M™ At THE BIG M manufacturing convergence event, taking place June 9 – 12 in Detroit, Mich., Seco Tools, LLC will showcase innovative milling and drilling tools and techniques that bring increased cutting performance to the machining of composite-based components in booth 330. Among the solutions Seco will have on display include the Jabro® JC800 series of CVD-diamond-coated cutters, Seco Feedmax™ solid carbide drills and Niagara DiamondPlus products – all of which prevent uncut fibers and delamination in demanding composite applications for various industry segments, including aerospace, automotive, construction and wind power. Announcements Continued With low surface roughness and very high substrate adhesion, thePage 10 Jabro JC800 series of diamond-coated solid carbide and PCD end

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence at Two-Year High for Third Consecutive Month The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the May 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $827 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 65.4, relatively unchanged from 65.1 last month, peaking at the highest index level in two years for the third consecutive month. When asked to assess their business conditions over the next four months, 31.4% of executives responding said they believe business conditions will improve over the next four months, down from 37% in April. 68.6% of respondents believe business conditions will remain the same over the next four months, up from 60% in April. 34.3% of survey respondents believe demand for leases and loans to fund capital expenditures (capex) A2Z METALWORKER

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will increase over the next four months, down from 37% in April. 65.7% believe demand will “remain the same” during the same four-month time period, up from 60% the previous month. 28.6% of executives expect more access to capital to fund equipment acquisitions over the next four months, unchanged from April. 71.4% of survey respondents indicate they expect the “same” access to capital to fund business, and no one expects “less” access to capital, also both unchanged from the previous month. When asked, 40% of the executives reported they expect to hire more employees over the next four months, an increase from 37% in April. 51.4% expect no change in headcount over the next four months, down from 60% last month. 8.6% expect fewer employees, up from 2.9% who expected fewer employees in April. 2.9% of the leadership evaluates the current U.S. economy as “excellent,” 91.4% of the leadership evaluates the current U.S. economy as “fair”. 37% of the survey respondents believe that U.S. economic conditions will get “better” over the next six months, an increase from 34.3% who believed so in April. In May, 45.7% of respondents indicate they believe their company will increase spending on business development activities during the next six months, an increase from 40% in April. 54.3% believe there will be “no change” in business development spending, a decrease from 60% last month. No one believes there will be a decrease in spending, unchanged from last month.

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NASA To Test Ways Larger UAVs Can Fly In National Airspace Bloomberg News reported that NASA is using a Predator UAV in flight tests to develop the “sense-and-avoid technology” that will allow large UAVs to safely fly above 18,000 feet where airliners do. Live drills using a Predator and piloted aircraft will begin at the Armstrong Flight Facility in 2015. Chuck Johnson, senior adviser for unmanned and autonomous systems at NASA, said, “You could see down the road aircraft that are very large flying in the national airspace that are either remotely operated or semi-autonomously operated.” The article noted that because larger UAVs can be fitted with the same equipment piloted planes have, it should be easier to incorporate them into U.S. airspace, possibly as early as 2018, according to Johnson. He added, “This is about getting the rules aligned so that any commercial entity can take advantage of them.” A2Z METALWORKER

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Lockheed eyes avatars, 3D printing to lower satellite costs Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon’s biggest supplier, is ramping up its use of 3D printing and virtual reality simulators to drive down the huge costs of producing national security satellites and safeguard profits in the face of reductions in U.S. defense spending. The company expects to finalize a government contract to buy two new missile-warning satellites in coming weeks for 40 percent less than projected by Pentagon cost estimators due to changes in its manufacturing methods, plant closures and layoffs. Analysts say the deal will be worth around $2 billion. “We’re trying to find new ways of doing things. We’re leaving no stone unturned,” Mark Valerio, vice president and general manager of military space for Lockheed, told Reuters in an interview at the company’s facility south of Denver. Valerio said Lockheed was pushing hard to continue lowering costs so it could maintain strong operating profits even as lower military spending squeezed revenues. “We haven’t hit a wall yet,” he said. “But that’s when you bring in technology.” He said Lockheed had reached agreement with the Air Force on the 5th and 6th Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) missile-warning satellites, and hoped to finalize the details by early July, the comA2Z METALWORKER

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pany’s first confirmation a contract is near. Last year, Lockheed signed a deal with the Air Force for a separate program to build two military communications satellites for $2.2 billion, $1 billion less than initially expected. Lockheed, which built the first Titan intercontinental ballistic missile at the Littleton, Colorado, site in 1955, and Boeing Co have long dominated the U.S. government military space market. But the weapons makers are scrambling to cut costs and hold onto their share of the military satellite market, given a downturn in U.S. military spending, and efforts by the U.S. Air Force to bring in new competitors. The cost of military satellite programs has begun to edge lower in recent years, but most bigger satellites still cost upwards of $1 billion to build since it is difficult to achieve the economies of scale seen on weapons with large volumes. Those costs have driven the Air Force to study smaller satellites that would be less complex to build and cheaper to launch, an area that is drawing interest from smaller companies that have long been shut out of the lucrative market. Lockheed executives say additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, could trim the weight of key components on spacecraft, allowing the government to pack on more sensors, or launch satellites on

smaller, less expensive rockets. Lockheed engineers are evaluating which satellite components could be made with an in-house 3D printer instead of sending specifications to outside suppliers. That could save money and bring more manufacturing back to Lockheed, which relies on suppliers to build about 60 percent of its satellites.

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The new manufacturing process allows Lockheed to use fine titanium dust to build lighter-weight parts than possible with older machining techniques and reduces waste, said Dennis Little, vice president of production. Valerio said he was confident the government would eventually approve use of 3D parts on the new SBIRS and other military satellites, noting no major concerns had been raised. “We’ll get there; it’s not that hard,� he said. Lockheed’s interplanetary Juno aircraft, which was launched in 2011 to carry out a NASA mission over Jupiter, carries a part made with 3D printing, and similar parts are used on the company’s revamped A2100 commercial satellites. Valerio said Lockheed was also working on using the new manufacturing technology to build propulsion tanks.




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“In the next decade, we will completely change the way a satellite is designed and built.We will print a satellite,� he said. “It’s real.We’re flying it on satellites now.�

The same technology helped Lockheed streamline its production process for a new batch of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites, reducing the number of times the spacecraft must be lifted during manufacturing by 64 percent, and cutting the distance it travels in the factory by 48 percent, he said.

Lockheed is also using a new virtual reality and simulation laboratory at the Littleton site to work through challenges before starting production. The equipment allows human avatars to interact with machines and streamline production processes.

Kush Patel, who heads a small aerospace consultancy, Relative Dynamics Inc, said Lockheed and other arms makers were turning to civilian commercial markets for ideas on how to save money.

Valerio said the lab helped Lockheed brainstorm a cheaper and far less disruptive way to replace a faulty circuit card on a SBIRS satellite three years ago, saving $150 million and averting a lengthy round of re-testing.

“When anyone’s under pressure, that’s when they’re going to shine, or they’re going to lose,� he said. “When you are under pressure, you’re going to do what you have to do to survive.� Source: (Reuters) A2Z METALWORKER

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A crowdfunding effort has raised $125,000 to make contact with a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft that’s been dormant for 17 years. The private project hopes to make course corrections to reuse the International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 probe no later than mid-June, when the craft makes a close approach to Earth. “Next month is crucial to the success of our project. ...The spacecraft gets about the distance from the Earth to the moon closer each day, and now every day the amount of propulsion burn it takes to make the trajectory correction grows,” said Dennis Wingo, co-leader of the project.

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Rep. Michaud: DoD Decision A Win For Manufacturers Roll Call carries an op-ed by Rep. Michael Michaud (D-ME) applauding a decision by the Department of Defense to start procuring footwear for the American military from American manufacturers. Michaud calls the decision of the DoD “nothing short of a huge win for American manufacturers.” Michaud highlights how domestic footwear manufacturers like New Balance will be able to support jobs and create a “vibrant” community. Michaud notes the decision by the DoD “is a powerful reminder that when American manufacturers win, Americans everywhere win.”

College Graduates Encouraged To Seek Work In West The Denver Post reports that given the fact that Colorado and other Western states have seen greater economic regrowth since the recession, economists are encouraging recent college graduates to settle there and in other states in the region. The Post notes that economists are hailing the strong job market, high wages, and relatively low rents in Denver, and notes that there is a strong demand for workers in technical and scientific jobs.

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The EV ARC™ is a cost-effective, easy-to-install, standalone solar charging station that requires no foundation, trenching, building permit or grid connection. Invented, engineered and manufactured in the United States, the EV ARC™ fits inside a standard parking space and generates approximately 16 kWhrs per day that are stored and ready for use in the 22 kWh on board battery storage. The system’s clean solar electrical generation is enhanced by the patented EnvisionTrak™, which enables the solar array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25 percent more electricity than a conventional fixed array. Glenn Magee, Construction Manager for the City of Boulder Department of Public Works said, “This represents some completely sustainable technologies, it is a fully self sufficient operation.We’re not tapping any power from any source, it’s generated through the solar panels and it goes directly to the charger. It’s totally sustainable and a complete use of our natural resources.”


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“These deployments in Boulder really demonstrate the value of the EV ARC,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “It was not economically feasible to run trenching and grid connections

to these important locations but the EV ARC delivers EV charging where traditional chargers cannot which represents a huge opportunity for this product and our company. We are proud to have the City of Boulder as a customer and look forward to working with them and other cities to deliver renewably energized EV charging without the difficult or sometimes impossible tasks associated with tying to the grid.” Source: eSolarEnergyNews

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Manufacturers Have Positive Outlook, Says ISM Survey Bloomberg News reports a survey by the Institute for Supply Management shows that manufacturers are more optimistic about demand and capital spending. Purchasing managers surveyed projected sales to grow by 5.3 percent this year. The survey also reported that manufacturers estimate their spending on new equipment and plants to rise 10.3 percent, and for employment to rise by 1.4 percent. Those in the service sector who were surveyed also reported they expected growth this year. Special operations’ technology gets smaller, more agile

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Communication tools used for special operations forces have to be able to provide secure data, video and voice transmission without a lot of bulk. Increasingly, the Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, Air Commandos, and other special operations forces are able to use small, agile tools to communicate securely. “The technology evolution we are seeing now allows devices to interoperate on multitude of host nation networks while still providing an acceptable level of security and protection without the cost or manpower of deploying private networks,” said Chris Herndon, chief technology officer and vice president of the national security group at SRA International. C4ISR & Networks

Hubble Space Telescope celebrates more than 2 Cimetron_CCI.indd 1 decades NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope was launched from Earth more than 24 years ago on April 24, 1990. Since its mission started, the telescope has captured more than 1 million observations while orbiting the Earth more than 3 billion miles. Around 4,000 astronomers from across the globe rely on the Hubble telescope for a glimpse into the universe.

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results have been strong, and economists say that means that other companies are ordering equipment to grow their business. One expert interviewed said that industrial companies are showing a real demand and that the nation could be on the brink of the inflection point where the economy takes off. A steadily growing US and European economy coupled with decreases in Chinese growth and political stability have all contributed to a positive economic outlook for manufacturers.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, “an ultrathin wire developed by researchers could someday make today’s flatscreen televisions and tablets look ridiculously bulky by comparison.” The article notes that “by exposing special semiconducting materials known as transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) to a weak beam of electrons, lead researcher Junhao Lin, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. student and visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and his team have developed flexible metallic wires that are just three atoms wide.” ORNL’s Wu Zhou said, “Junhao used a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) that is capable of focusing a beam of electrons down to a width of half an angstrom (about half the size of an atom) and aims this beam with exquisite precision.”

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Bloomberg News reports the House of Representatives plans a vote in May that will make the research tax credit a permanent piece of the US tax code. House Republicans announced the plan to extend the credit permanently. The Senate Finance Committee has already voted to extend the credit through 2015, but the House took a different approach to the extension of the credit.


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even find a textbook until just recently. The text, however, mainly focuses on the technology and regulation environment revolving around UASs. Yet with some certification, such as that being offered by Rocky, Wilson foresees aviation graduates stepping into jobs that pay $75,000 to $125,000 a year. “Our objective for students is to have a working knowledge of the UAV environment,” he said, using another phrase for the aircraft. Right now, that environment is pretty hazy thanks to a lack of regulation by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is supposed to have regulations out by 2015. But Wilson said the framework for safely operating UASs has already been outlined: don’t fly them at altitudes above 400 feet, avoid conflicts with other aircraft and stay at least five miles away from airports. If UASs are operated above 400 feet,Wilson said the pilots should have some sort of certification. But Wilson said the FAA is like the highway patrol cop pulling over the blatant speeders, the FAA will only go after the most egregious violators. Operators who aren’t thumbing their noses at the FAA or embarrassing the agency won’t be prosecuted, he said, partly because the FAA doesn’t have enough people to go after everyone.

Don’t call them drones: Rocky Mountain College offers course in unmanned aerial systems The future of flight may feature more unmanned aircraft hauling cargo, according to Rocky Mountain College aviation professor Scott Wilson, so he’s helping to train pilots how to operate such unmanned aerial systems, or UASs.

Cameras capable of shooting still photos or video images can be mounted to the UASs, making them useful for photographers and videographers. The Stillwater County Sheriff’s Department recently purchased a UAS that has an infrared camera that can be used to detect the thermal signature of a human during search and rescue operations. “You get 10 times the surveillance for one-tenth of the cost,” Wilson said. “That’s a huge savings.”

“Many of my colleagues say the last fighter pilot has already been born,” Wilson said during a discussion of the classwork.

Because of the video and photography capability provided by UASs, Wilson said surveys have shown the public is skeptical of or concerned about the usage of the aircraft.That’s also one reason the industry never calls them drones — which carries a negative military connotation. He said the biggest problem is balancing the rights of citizens to privacy with commercial operators conducting business.

The class was added to the Billings college’s aviation program this spring, joining what has become a quickly expanding interest in the systems for a variety of applications ranging from agriculture to real estate and search and rescue.

Conservative predictions are that there will be 10,000 UAS operators within the next five years. The problem is that the UAS industry is traveling at “Mach 1,” Wilson said, while the FAA is trying to catch up in an automobile.

For example, in Japan, Wilson said 90 percent of the crop dusting is done by UASs, which can range in size from fist-sized toys powered by batteries to full-sized aircraft used by the military.

Newly graduated Rocky senior Ryan Rojeski helped form the program, which has six small UASs. He hopes to become a Navy fighter pilot and transition into the space program. Rojeski said there will always be a need for pilots, as well as for operators of unmanned aerial systems.

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Rocky offers majors in aeronautical science and aviation management, as well as a minor in aeronautical science.Student Joe Mutchler, who served for 13 years in the Air Force, also helped develop the Rocky program.

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years ago, the same year that Allen joined the company.The two married, and are now co-owners of A&L Machining, a woman-owned entity. Lorrie says, “We are so fortunate to have the team that works at A&L. More than 40% of our team has been with the company for 10 plus years, many over 20 years. We even have one employee with 38 years of tenure.” When asked why employees stay at A&L Machining, it is quickly apparent that they appreciate the working environment the company affords them. Allen says, “We offer a four day work week, at 10 hours a day. Our team members enjoy the flexibility a 3 day weekend offers them.” Lorrie continued, “During the economic downturns, we all cut our hours so that we didn’t have to lay off any of our valuable employees. That is why they are still with us today.”

The formula for success in a job shop seems relatively intuitive. Hire experts in the trade, particularly journeymen machinists, and treat them well so that they remain at the company. Find great customers and support them better than your competitors, offering quality parts on time and at a fair price. Buy superior machine tools to increase your efficiencies, decrease run times and minimize operations to make your precision parts. Continue to find ways to improve your efficiency, costs and quality. Find more great customers and support them better than your competitors. Do what you say you are going to do. Always. And when this can’t be done, communicate to your customers to ensure their requirements are met. A&L Machining Inc. does just that, and we’ll tell you how.

Superior Employees Allen Dvoracek came to the company, then named Cole Manufacturing 30 years ago, in 1984. He was still just a kid, 4 and half years out of high school, and with just that many years of machining experience under his belt. Allen says, “I went to work for Storage Technology Corporation (STC) the day after I graduated from high school. My first job at STC was in the deburring department.” Though Allen progressed in STC’s machine shop, like many others, he found himself part of the company’s layoffs. When this happened, he contacted Ed Cole, and found himself a job the day after he was laid off. No unemployment for Allen. He was just that kind of person. Lorrie Dvoracek also came to work for Cole Manufacturing 30 A2Z METALWORKER

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Treat your valuable employees well and they will stay. It’s working for A&L Machining, and it is an integral part of their formula for success.

Great Customers Ed Cole found some very great customers in the Rocky Mountain and Midwestern United States when he founded the business in 1969, 45 years ago. The company serves primarily the energy and defense industries, and they are a Tier 1 supplier to some of their longest-term customers. Unlike many job shops, A&L Machining does a lot of production quantity work for their customers, and they offer kanban. Allen says, “Kanban is an effective tool in support of running a production system as a whole, and it proves to be an excellent way for promoting improvement.” He continued, “One of the main benefits of Kanban is to establish an upper limit to the work in progress inventory, avoiding overloading of the manufacturing system.” Lorrie and Allen both agree that their superior team of employees, and their extremely low employee turnover, has been one of the main reasons that they are able to secure production work. Lorrie says, “We have some fundamental principles that we adhere to with our customers.We don’t bump customers, we don’t charge expedite fees, and we manage our schedules to still enable quick turns for our customers.” She continued, “Our customers have wonderful, innovative ideas, and our goal is to support them to be successful.” Lorrie and Allen are hands-on owners, and this helps to ensure a smooth and well-run operation.

Best in Class Machine Tools Allen says, “Machine tool acquisitions are less costly than employee expenses. If you don’t have the best machine tools that are up and running, then you

are spending more money on people (employees) that are running inefficient equipment that is subject to failure.” Today, the company owns 6 DMG/Mori Seiki machine tools, as well as various other high precision machine tool lines. They can machine parts from 3/16” in diameter to those as large as 18”, depending upon the configuration of the part.Their machine tools enable lights out manufacturing, and today they machine parts 4 hours each day unattended. The company offers its customers superior inspection capabilities, with a Brown & Sharp CMM, and 2 full time inspectors. Their latest machine tool purchase was the DMG/Mori NLX2500SY. Dave Sulak, 16-year tenured Sales engineer for Triad Machine Tool Company, says, “Allen purchased the DMG/Mori NLX 2500SY/700 with counter spindle and Y axis because it offers efficient complete machining in one clamping operation.” He continued, “The NLX2500SY added capacity for A&L Machining and it facilitated ‘gear hobbing’. Until recently, dedicated hobbing machines were the only option for gear production. However it’s not always practical to purchase these machines if your production quantities don’t warrant it. Fortunately, CNC lathes have come into their own in recent years and are no longer just two-axis turning centers. Today these machines can be used for much more than turning. DMG/Mori Seiki NLX2500SY offers a hobbing option for lathes that allows the syncing of the spindle and the milling tool to produce gears or splines.” This latest purchase enabled A&L Machining to bring grinding and hobbing in house. In essence they can do hard turning

(turning a heat treated part for A&L, they can hard turn 62 Rockwell and above) and gear hobbing in one process. For one of their customers, the DMG/ Mori NLX2500SY reduced the number of operations from 5 to 1. Lorrie says, “We were running 3 operations on the part,and then the customer completed 2 additional operations.Today, we are running this complete part in one operation.” She continued, “Not only were we able to machine the part faster with one operation, we were able to improve the quality of the parts we are making. Less operations mean less non-conformances.” The company also recently purchased the Mori Seiki NHX4000 high-precision, high-speed horizontal machining center with a 6-position pallet pull. Dave says, “The NHX Series of high-precision, high-speed horizontal machining centers offers high-speed, high-rigidity and high-precision machining. It also offers improved positioning accuracy by reducing weight of moving parts including a column.Additionally, it has achieved an approximately 40% reduction in total power consumption compared to the conventional models. It was an excellent machine tool choice for Allen and A&L Machining.” A&L Machining also has a MasterCam license, which they purchased from Triad Machine Tool Company. Allen appreciates that Triad is an authorized MasterCam dealer with a full MasterCam training center in-house. Triad Machine Tool Company offers a classroom with multiple workstations used for teaching and they employ an application engineer who teaches the MasterCam classes. Allen says, “I have been buying from Triad Machine Tool Company for many years now. They are extremely service oriented, and we value the fact that they don’t just try to sell us on a machine tool. They come in and understand what we are trying to achieve prior to making a recommendation.” He continued, “It also helps that they offer a superior line of machine tools.” Dave says, “Allen is bold in his constant investment in the latest technology. He always stays up with the latest technology, and welcomes tooling sales personnel in to visit him -- this ensures he is constantly learning about new products that can continually improve his company’s efficiencies.” To learn more about A&L Machining, contact them at 303-373-1540 or email them at Triad MachineTool Company is a Full Service MachineTool supplier serving Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. Triad Machine Tool Company was founded in 1984 on the premise of providing superior customer service and support. They offer a tenured staff with an average of more than 12 years with the company. Their service department includes 8 service engineers and 2 applications engineers, all resident in Colorado. Dave says that this means that most customer support is provided by Triad Machine Tool direct. They rarely have to rely on the machine tool equipment manufacturer for their customer support. For more information on how Triad Machine Tool Company can help your business, call them at 303- 424-0268 or visit their website at A2Z METALWORKER

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Wind powers Xcel Energy to top of the charts — again Xcel Energy Inc. is at the top of the list for the amount of wind-based energy the eight-state utility has on its system, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). This is the 10th year in a row the energy company nabbed the top spot. At the end of 2013, Minneapolis-based Xcel had 5,080 megawatts of wind energy on its electricity grid, enough wind power to meet the energy needs of about 2.5 million homes, according to the utility. Wind was about 15 percent of the company’s total energy supply at the end of last year. And Xcel says it expects wind will be more than 20 percent of its total energy portfolio by 2020, the utility said. “Xcel Energy is proud to be among the nation’s leaders in delivering affordable, clean energy from renewable sources,” said Ben Fowke, the chairman, president and CEO of Minneapolis-based Xcel. “We embraced wind energy early because it’s clean, cost-effective and will protect our customers against rising fuel prices in the future,” Fowke said. Nationwide, the U.S. industry ended 2013 with 61,110 megawatts (MW) operating in the U.S. across 46,100 wind turbines in 39 states and Puerto Rico, according to AWEA, based in Washington, D.C. The trade issued its “AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report Year Ending 2013” earlier this month. It’s available here. AWEA said the U.S. has 905 big wind farms operating, and their power production was more than 4 percent of the nation’s electricity portfolio during 2013. The wind farms, collectively, are capable of meeting the electricity

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Timberline Fasteners bought by Germany’s Wurth Group Commerce City-based Timberline calls itself the largest full-line fastener distributor in the Rocky Mountains, serving the construction, transportation and energy industries and the consumer market, particularly the packaged, retail hardware/lumber sector. It has offices in Nebraska, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico. Timberline was founded in 1923 in Denver as A&I Bolt and Nut. Timberline will now operate as Würth Timberline as part of the Industry Division of Würth Industry of North America, the German company said. Terms were not disclosed. Some 80 Timberline employees are joining Würth. “Würth’s global footprint, strong brand identity and appetite for growth create an energizing environment and attractive opportunity for our employees as well as our customers -- and we look forward to proudly promoting our new ownership and renewed ambitions,” said Timberline President Russ Doran.

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New grad jobs? You’ll find them in Denver, according to new ranking Simply Hired, based in Mountain View, Calif., looked at cities with over 5,000 grad jobs available online, and then looked at which had the fewest clicks per job. The cities that were least competitive — or easier to find jobs — for new grads are: 1.Phoenix (34 clicks/job) 2.Minneapolis (41 clicks/job)

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Creative Foam Composite Systems is moving from its current Longmont location to an 84,524-square-foot heavy manufacturing building in Berthoud to better help the rebounding Vestas Wind Systems with increased orders core kits for wind turbines. The Fenton, Mich.-based company, a division of Creative Foam Corp., signed a 5-year lease for 77,707 square feet at 2221 Clayton Place, Berthoud, according to Kirk Vanino of Cushman & Wakefield of Colorado Inc., who represented Creative Foam. It’s moving from 1800 Pike Road, Longmont.





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The building’s owner is remodeling the building, adding heavy power and a fire sprinkler system to accommodate Creative Foam, which will move “within the next few months,” Vanino said. The company’s expansion is due largely to more orders from Danish company Vestas, which has had a strong 2014 in terms of growth and orders for its wind turbines.

Vanino said the Creative Foam expects to double the number of employees to 60 with the expansion. “This wind industry is a relatively new industry in the U.S.A. and it appears Creative Foam has succeeded in the last two years in becoming the ‘go to company’ in the USA for core kits in the wind turbine industry,” Vanino said. “They are currently struggling to keep up with quoting new job opportunities due to all the new customers coming to them with opportunities. They are also getting more and more interest from other industries, including aerospace.”

Colorado breaks record for annual oil production Colorado energy companies produced nearly 64.1 million barrels of oil during 2013, breaking a record for full-year production that’s stood for nearly 60 years, according to state regulators. The 2013 production also represents a 30 percent increase over the state’s 2012 production — and is more than double the amount of oil Colorado produced in 2008, according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), which oversees the state’s multi-billion dollar industry. Colorado’s oil and gas companies produced a new record of 64,080,502 barrels of oil in 2013, according to the COGCC’s final figures for last year. Of that, Weld County — where billions of dollars is being invested in new oil and gas wells, pipelines, processing plants — accounted for 51,929,899 barrels, or 81 percent of the state’s total production in 2013. In 2012, the state produced 49,308,440 barrels of oil, and Weld County accounted for 36,643,485 barrels, or 74 percent of that year’s total, according to state records. In 2008 — before the latest oil boom hit the state — Colorado’s energy companies produced 29,607,936 barrels of oil. Colorado’s previous oil production record was 61,995,205 barrels, a mark the state hit in 1956, according to the COGCC. The Denver Business Journal first broke the news in March that the state’s oil production had broken the 1956 record.

ISM Report Shows Manufacturing Activity Accelerating. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Institute for Supply Management’s National Manufacturing Index jumped to 54.9 in April from 53.7 in March, indicating that the pace of acceleration of the manufacturing sector increased last month. ISM’s Bradley Holcomb said, “We are building month over month…and creating some good momentum for the rest of the year.” Bloomberg News reports that t the economy “is poised to lift off in the second quarter.” Bloomberg says that the data “bear out the view of Federal Reserve policy makers who yesterday looked beyond weak growth in the first quarter and projected the world’s largest economy would speed up.” A2Z METALWORKER

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777-300ER, the 787 and the 777X, allowing pilots to fly all three aircraft with as little as five days of additional training.

Boeing Co said it expects to finish flight testing its stretched 787-9 Dreamliner in the next two months and deliver it around mid-year, one of six new jets the world’s biggest plane-maker aims to get into service by the end of the decade.

Here are capsule summaries of the status of the three programs:

Boeing will start fabricating parts for its 737 MAX jetliner this year, keeping that new development program on course for final assembly to start by mid-2015 and service entry in 2017, company officials said in media briefings made public last month. The company also is “well along” in choosing suppliers for its 777X wide-body jet, due to enter service in 2020, though officials would not elaborate on the extent of selection. The three jets are part of a major overhaul of Boeing’s product lines that is “harvesting” technology and lessons from the its original high-tech 787 Dreamliner and adding efficient new engines to make 737 and 777 models that burn less fuel, fly more easily and provide passengers with more comfort. Chicago-based Boeing is fiercely competing with new models from European rival Airbus Group NV (AIR.PA) to capture its share of a world jetliner market estimated at $4.8 trillion over the next 20 years. The three jetliner families will account for more than half of Boeing’s commercial plane sales over 20 years, said Scott Fancher, senior vice president for airplane development. “What we have in work today really is the future of Boeing Commercial Airplanes,” he said.

787-9 and 787-10 Boeing said the Hybrid Laminar Flow Control system on the tail fin and horizontal stabilizer of the 787-9 produced “significant” reduction in aerodynamic drag in testing, but the company declined to be specific. Boeing plans to use HLFC on the 787-10 but has not decided if it is worth putting on future 787-8 models, said Ed Petkus, deputy chief project engineer for 787 airplane development. Fancher said Boeing assembly lines in North Charleston, South Carolina and Everett, Washington, would provide flexibility about where to assemble 787-9 and 787-10s, although he declined to say if North Charleston would build either model. The 787-10, which is undergoing detailed design, will cost 10 percent less to operate than the Airbus A350-900 on a per-seat basis and will have at least 26 more seats, said Jim Haas, Boeing’s director of product marketing. Airbus said in response that the A350 offers 6 percent better fuel efficiency than the current 787-8. 737 MAX While still under development, the 737 MAX is “meeting or exceeding our performance targets,” including 8 percent lower fuel consumption than the Airbus A320neo on a per-seat basis, when configured with 12 more seats, said Keith Leverkuhn, 737 MAX general manager.

Boeing is redesigning the 777X and 737 MAX cockpits to make them mirror the 787 design, including larger displays and other features, making it easier for pilots to move from one aircraft type to another and reducing airline costs.

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lina,” Leverkuhn said. The Airbus A320neo family was launched nearly a year before the 737 MAX, and has garnered about 58 percent of total single-aisle sales of the two jets. But Boeing says the 737 MAX has outsold its rival since coming to the market, garnering about 55 percent. Currently, Airbus has firm orders for 2,667 A320neos versus 1,939 for the 737 MAX. Boeing said the 737 MAX will be 14 percent more efficient that its current 737. It said 11 percent of the gain comes from the engine and airframe combination, and the rest from aerodynamic improvements. The jet is due to enter service in the third quarter of 2017, Leverkuhn said.

is twenty percent lighter, thirty percent less costly and ninety-nine percent smokeless, releasing but a few drops of pure water after deployment.The product was engineered by Autoliv employees located at the company’s Technical Center in Vårgarda, Sweden. “This new inflator represents a collection of new inventions. The net result: a better, lighter, more environmentally friendly airbag that saves lives and reduces cost”, said Johan Löfvenholm, Autoliv’s Chief Technology Officer. “Our mission is focused on saving lives — and Autoliv is proud to champion continuous innovation within our industry.”


Autoliv together with Volvo Car were also recognized as “Innovation Partnership Award” winners for the Pedestrian Protection Airbag on the Volvo V40 and XC40.This new airbag aims to decrease the impact sustained by a pedestrian when coming in contact with the vehicle. In such a collision, the hood of the car would raise and a U-shaped airbag would deploy externally upon the windshield to cover the scuttle, A-pillars and lower parts of the windshield.

Design of the 777X, a new version of Boeing’s top-selling widebody jet, is “very stable,” Fancher said.

Autoliv previously won the PACE Award in 2000 for the Side Hybrid Gas Generator and in 2007 for the Safety Vent Airbag.

The design will try to replicate the low noise, higher humidity and higher cabin pressure of the composite-body 787 in the aluminum fuselage of the 777. Boeing also wants to keep the reliability of the 777. Source: Reuters/Jim Young

Sponsored by Automotive News, Ernst & Young and the Transportation Research Center, the 20th annual PACE awards program celebrates innovation by original-equipment suppliers in the development of new products and processes. The awards are judged independently and were announced at the 2014 PACE Awards banquet on April 7, 2014.

In designing the MAX, Boeing is trying to retain the jet’s high reliability and also make it easy to build, because even as the company introduces the new MAX version, it plans to raise the production rate to 47 a month in 2017 from 42 a month currently.

Autoliv Wins Automotive News PACE Award For “Green” Airbag Inflator Autoliv, Inc. , the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, was announced as a winner of the prestigious 2014 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award for innovative “green” inflator. The “green” inflator ignites hydrogen, rather than pyrotechnic substances, and creates the combustion inside the airbag cushion rather than in a heavy inflator pressure vessel, allowing for the use of a much thinner container for the inflator. The result is an inflator that

Companies welcome satellite export reform Satellites and their parts will no longer be treated like weapons when it comes to overseas export, following changes in the U.S. Munitions List, a revamp long sought by the U.S. satellite industry. The change is welcomed by the industry, which says it’s suffered as a result of products facing tougher rules for export.The Aerospace Industries Association said that considering satellites as weapons cost U.S. industry $21 billion in revenue from 1999 to 2009. A2Z METALWORKER

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was named president of the Commercial Ventures business at Lockheed Martin Space Systems (LMSS) in December. The Denver area’s job growth comes amid consolidation for parent company Lockheed Martin Corp. nationally. Late last year, the company decided to close the Newtown manufacturing site and move the commercial space business done there to new cleanrooms and offices at LMSS headquarters. Out of about 1,000 workers in Newtown, 350 of them chose to move with their jobs, Hamel said. They’ll add to about 3,900 people working for LMSS locally. About 200 of the relocated LMSS workers will focus almost exclusively on commercial satellite production, design and engineering and related work. The remainder will primarily be tied to commercial space projects but share their expertise across other civilian and military projects at LMSS, Hamel said. LMSS’ commercial imaging satellite technologies are primarily produced at the division’s site in Sunnyvale, California. More than 40 Lockheed commercial satellites have launched in the past couple decades, and they’ve amassed more than 400 years of combined in-orbit service, Hamel said.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems adding hundreds of commercial space jobs to Colorado HQ Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. will start adding hundreds of jobs in commercial satellite design and manufacturing to its headquarters campus southwest of Denver next month. The large space contractor, the area’s largest private-sector aerospace employer, is relocating 350 employees from its Newtown, Pennsylvania, site to its headquarters near the mouth of Waterton Canyon in Jefferson County. A few employees have already made the move, but most of the relocating workers will arrive in June and July after a new commercial space operations center is fleshed out on the campus. “By the latter part of this year, we will have consolidated the vast majority of commercial space business here,” said Mike Hamel, a former Air Force lieutenant general and space program expert who A2Z METALWORKER

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LMSS wants to reinvigorate its business in commercial communications satellites, and moving the commercial space group will allow the company to draw from different talent pools as it hires in the future, Hamel said. Existing fleets of commercial satellites around worldwide are aging and needing replacement satellites built, while demand for satellite communications is expanding to parts of the developing world that have not historically been customers for commercial satellites in the past.Source: Denver Business Journal


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Layer3 TV moving corporate HQ to Denver, possibly leading to more than 300 jobs Layer3 TV Inc. is moving its corporate headquarters to Denver from Boston, bringing with it a potential for more than 300 jobs, local officials said last month. Layer3 TV is a tech startup that calls itself “a next-generation cable provider spearheading a new era of home media, combining the best of television, social, and digital life.” The startup already has been hiring in Colorado, officials said.

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The University of Denver (DU) will break ground this month on a $41 million science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) facility to accommodate the growing number of students enrolling in these degree programs. “In addition, our current facilities are outdated, and the new building will provide state-of-the-art classrooms and instructional and research labs,” said Mike Keables, interim dean of the Engineering and Computer Science School. The new 130,000-square-foot building will

Currently, DU’s sports arena and programs center, the Daniel L. Ritchie Center, is named for Ritchie. The Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science facility will offer: Expanded research and instructional space; Flexible classrooms;Interdisciplinary centers and institutes; Community areas; and Faculty and administrative offices. “This facility will provide ideal space for increased collaboration among complementary programs, creating a hub for interdisciplinary research and scholarship,” according to the university’s announce-

ment. The building will anchor STEM-related disciplines on the southern end of the DU campus. The building is part of a larger $80M STEM Initiative, which includes funding for scholarships, enhanced academic programs, and new faculty positions.

3D pr inter s take aim at growing drone market Drones could be a key market for 3D printing companies as that industry grows, experts say, with printers capitalizing on the demand for strong, lightweight parts. “In this industry, everyone wants a strengthto-weight ratio where they can make lightweight parts that are strong, so that they can save fuel -- which means that they have more flight time, carry more payload [and] stay on station circling for a longer period of time,” says Frederick Claus, business development manager for California-based 3D firm Solid Concepts. A2Z METALWORKER

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TCI’s Three Generations Supporting Their Customers With Exactly What They Want!

Today the Belzer’s business continues its evolution in a building of 105,000 sq. ft.They remain firmly committed to their mission statement, understanding what their customers want and need and then do their very best to provide it.

TCI Precision Metals, Los Angeles, CA has been built and managed by Burt, John, and Ben Belzer for 3 generations supplying “Machine Ready Blanks” to machine shops and OEMs all over the United States. The company strategically saves their customers a lot of money by basically eliminating as many as the first 5 operations of their job travelers.TCI Precision Metals is a company that has proven experience, certified quality and dependable service providing specialty cut and ground-to-size metals and supply chain innovation since 1956. Years ago, after the Great Depression, Burt Belzer had the good fortune to land a job as the youngest person to work at the Belle City Malleable Iron Company in Racine, WI. Burt worked to provide traceability for the origin of every part made in the plant and grew to love metallurgy. When Burt’s Army stint was over he went back to school to obtain a business degree. After graduating and marrying his sweetheart, Gerry, they made a decision to strike out for California where eventually his cousin offered him a job at Pioneer Tool & Engineering as an office manager and he learned the business of melting metal and making cast aluminum tooling plate. Burt later became a salesman for the company and was given a territory around the LA airport and called on the job shops that supported the aircraft industry.

John Belzer, the company’s president, was raised in the business and held the family work ethic very close to his heart. The education John obtained has helped him grow a very lean and progressive business. He began his career in the business while still in high school, working on the shop floor in many areas of the manufacturing facility. After graduating from Colorado College in 1973 with a B.A. in Economics he went to work in the family business and has been president of the company since 1988.

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One of TCI Precision Metals’ core values is “to be a Quality Corporate Citizen” which includes “… actively supporting our industry”. John was chairman of the NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association) in 2002 and has led the national Budget and Finance Team for the last 9 years. He also served 6 years as a trustee for the LA/NTMA Training Centers of Southern California. An industry advocate, Mr. Belzer also currently serves as a board member of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). TCI Precision Metals has been a member of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) since 1976. I interviewed John and asked him for his secret sauce. John said, “We are all about adding value to the customer. We look for every opportunity to save our customers time on their work. Most everyone understands material. Not many understand the Machine-Ready Blank and the value of taking those first 5 to 7 steps of purchasing, outside processing, and prep work out of the equation for the customer and decreasing their throughput time to allow for more capacity on their equipment.”

Early on, Burt teamed up with his friend, Ken Fritch, a tool engineer at Pioneer. They decided they would become an industrial distributor of jig and fixture hardware, calling themselves Tool TCI’s double disk grinding operation removes Components, Inc., while also using their experisurface material from both sides equally, ence from the aluminum cast plate business they relieving material stress and came from. During this time, they created the E-Z providing close tolerance thickness. LOK Threaded Insert, which is still very much John explained, “If you have a router or job traveler in demand today, sold through national distribuin your shop it can have 10 to 20 or more operation channels. They would also begin to provide their customers with precision sawed aluminum tions. We can take as many operations off that job sheet and plate, giving customers exactly what traveler as the customer needs by providing the they needed, with no waste – saving them time material with our buying power, cutting, duplex and money. milling, grinding and/or turning the material to a “perfect” blank 2 sides at a time and stacking as many as 5 to 10 parts at a time thus basically doing 10 to During the 60s and 70s,TCI began to understand that precision sawing wasn’t as “precision” as it In this operation five Machine-Ready Blanks 20 cuts at a time. We also double-disc grind parts are being duplex milled at the same time. and we can group them as well saving the customer needed to be. Always looking to provide what Efficiently producing Blanks in volume is key so much time that their internal capacities can their customers asked for, they increased their to providing good customer value. increase as much as 25% with Precision Machineservices to include Duplex Milling and Blanchard Ready Blanks that are flat, square and parallel. and Double-Disc Grinding. 40 • May / June 2014 22t Feb/Mar 2014


Each is cleaned, deburred and typically vacuum packaged. These blanks are ready to go straight to the CNC machining center to do the really critical work.”

wrote all the processes and changed many to suit the way the company does business. “The quality manual was 98 pages”, Ben said. “Now it’s down to 30 pages with an additional 30 separate procedures to ensure our processes are repeatable.The goal is to have a fully accessible quality manual “I view this as the next generation raw material”, where the company team can place comments John continued. “Companies that employ Lean in the system to promote process improvement. Manufacturing concepts such as Value Stream Mapping will eventually see the tremendous value Specialized duplex mills remove material from We are very process oriented so that we don’t of buying and starting on operation 70 instead of two sides at the same time, effeciently produc- do things twice and we document what we do operation 10 – they’ll skip right to the operation ing high quality square cornered Machine-Ready so that the process always runs smooth and is Blanks. performed in the same way.” of the manufacturing processes they specialize in. We actually provide the same thing we did 57 years ago with much closer accuracy and a Ben continued, “I recognize that to be a leader in whole lot faster.” our industry, we must stay on the cutting edge of technology, both from the manufacturing and information points of view. My goal is to have all TCI Precision Metals is an ISO 9001:2008 and work instructions and the schedule completely AS9100C certified company and their prestigious paperless to allow management to focus less quality system brings processes to the heart of on the tactical and more on the strategic goals. everything TCI does. The processes at TCI are We’re 80% there, and hope to have full automameticulously monitored by their ERP system Each individual Machine-Ready Blank is tion of information within 2 years.” and everything runs through the facility with exdeburred, cleaned and shrink wrapped before tremely detailed documentation.This allows the being placed in a master shipper. Each job TCI Customer Service Team to monitor custom- follows rigorous quality control in accordance Today representing the third generation of Belzers’ parts in real-time and move the schedules if with TCI Precision Metals’ AS9100 and ISO9001 ers, Ben is working in tandem with his father certifications. necessary to meet customers’ always-changing John as a strategic partner to continue building demands. This didn’t happen overnight. Ben the business. Belzer, Vice President of TCI, was responsible for implementing Epicor Vantage, the ERP softHere’s what some customers say about TCI ware that manages virtually every process that the company does, including accounting, shop “I’ve been working with TCI for about 5 years now floor work flow, to the quoting and time study of and they always give me high tolerance blanks every precision blank that goes through the shop. on time. If have a tight schedule they will always Ben graduated from the University of Illinois in work with me to meet my requirements. They 2004 with a degree Economics and Information Systems and one of his first tasks when he came TCI Machine-Ready Blanks are produced in all are like a partner to our business. I highly recomsizes from very small to large, each to exact mend using TCI for precision blanks.” –Owner to work for the company full time was to lead a customer specifications. of an aerospace machine shop in Phoenix, AZ. team to search for, select and implement the system best suited for TCI. Ben and his team chose Epicor. He said, “I looked at about 6 different “TCI Precision Metals has added capacity to my software companies’ products and Epicor was shop. I literally skip the first 6 operations of the closest fit to the way we run our company and our job traveler and I miss all the headaches too. the data we want to track and grow our business. Working with TCI saves me money and when I It was the best fit for us.” need them to pull me out of a bind on precision blanks they work with me to meet my schedule. Ben basically had to learn every single departI highly recommend TCI.” – Buyer with a mediment and process of the company from engineercal and commercial job shop near Seattle, WA. ing to accounting so he could fashion the new Examples of TCI Machine-Ready Blanks; each one is +/- .0005” dimensionally and as close as

high powered ERP software to run the company .0002” flat, square, and parellel. effectively. This system was up and running For more information on reducing smoothly within 90 days of selection and has material prep time, producing more helped TCI reach world-class status as a valued partner of some of the parts, faster, reducing bottlenecks, and reducing and best machine shops in the US. In 2007, Ben took on the management eliminating scrap, contact TCI: of inside sales, later taking on engineering and production as well. 310-323-5613, or visit: Ben took the quality system as his next big challenge and basically

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Jovovic cautioned that weapons manufacturers have a limited window of time to score Middle East deals. The buildup will not go on indefinitely, especially if the price of oil comes down, he said. A drastic drop in oil prices would put the brakes on arms procurement, he said. And small countries, although wealthy, can only absorb so much equipment. Patrick N.Theros, former U.S. ambassador and currently president and executive director of the U.S.-Qatar Business Council, said instability in the Middle East is here to stay. “The Arab Spring is not a short term event,” he said during a conference call. Theros compared it to the European revolutions of 1848. It started out as a wave of rebellions that were crushed, but set off about 100 years of war, he said. “I don’t know that it will take 100 years in the Middle East,” but unrest will be lasting. This will be a rolling revolution,” said Theros. Governments in the past worried about outside invasions or attacks whereas now the greater threat to their survival will be internal. For U.S. weapons manufacturers, Saudi Arabia has been a promised land of sorts. Now the world’s fourth largest military spender, the kingdom has become a key customer for U.S. arms suppliers. One of the Pentagon’s top contractors, Northrop Grumman Corp., launched a new venture called Northrop Grumman Aviation Arabia, in partnership with local firms, to supply aviation support services. “We are looking for professionals to join the NGAA team in Saudi Arabia,” says the company’s website. The United Arab Emirates, too, have been a prime customer for U.S. firms. They are a tough buyer, though, because they demand significant work share, or “offsets,” as a condition of sale. That means arms sellers must invest in the country, generate jobs and share technology. Between 2011 and 2013, Western firms accumulated about $91 billion of offset obligations just with Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to Avascent. The Emirates, with a population of just a million citizens, has built a domestic defense industry with at least 125 companies. Karasik believes that the Emirates’ next big prize might be the U.S. F-35 joint strike fighter.The UAE -- already in possession of the most advanced F-16 fighter fleet outside the United States -- stopped shopping for a new fighter because they are waiting for the F-35, he said. “They don’t want any other aircraft unless it’s fifth generation.”Whether the United States will sell the F-35 to the UAE has been the subject of speculation. One potential impediment is that Israel is an F-35 buyer, and Congress might object to the sale of fighters to an Arab country in light of the U.S. commitment to maintain Israel’s qualitative military edge. Source: National Defense



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Nasa says new spacesuit one small step towards sending mankind to Mars Nasa unveiled its latest prototype spacesuit last month, after opening the decision to an online vote. The “Technology” design accrued just over 63% of the vote to overtake the competing designs, “Trends in Society” and “Biomimicry,” to become the newest Z-series suit. More than 230,000 votes were cast in the competition to determine the design of the Z-2 suit, which closed on 15 April. This suit will be the first suit tested in full vacuum conditions at Nasa’s John Space Center in Houston, where it will also be tested in a pool and on a false Mars surface. Nasa will build the suit using 3D human laser scans and 3D printing hardware. The winning design is expected to be ready for testing in November 2014. It builds off of tests on the Z-1 series Buzz Lightyear-esque design to make the Z-2 closer to being space-ready. Z-series suits are not intended for flight because they lack the high-performance materials needed for extreme space environments. Instead, results of testing the suits will be used to inform future space-ready suits. “With the agency laser focused on a path to Mars, work to develop the technologies astronauts one day will use to live and work on Mars has already begun,” Nasa said in a statement. “Each iteration of the A2Z METALWORKER

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Z-series will advance new technologies that one day will be used in a suit worn by the first humans to step foot on the Red Planet.” The Biomimicry suit had nearly 23% of the vote when polling closed. This design was meant to reflect another harsh environment, the ocean. Nasa said “Trends in Society” was inspired by “the emerging world of wearable technologies” and sportswear. It received just over 14% of the vote. spacesuit contest In third place, the ‘Trends in Society’ suit was inspired by the wearable tech trend. design. ILC Dover, Nasa’s primary suit vendor, and Philadelphia University collaborated to create the three designs.

Ball Aerospace and the U.S. Air Force Unveil Technologies that Revolutionize the Life of a Quadriplegic Race Car Driver Ball Aerospace & Te c h n o l o g i e s C o r p. and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) demonstrated n ew h u m a n performance technologies that help quadriplegic former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt to safely drive a Corvette C7 ‘Stingray.’ Ball and the AFRL are collaborating on the initiative known as the SAM Project, standing for “semi-autonomous motorcar” with Arrow Electronics, Inc., Schmidt Peterson Motor Sports and Falci Adaptive Motorsports.

The demonstration took place at an airstrip near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force atWright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. “In our work for the Air Force, we’re engineering technologies to prevent and lessen future injuries by learning how humans can effectively interact with machines,” said Tim Choate, Aerospace & Cyberspace Technologies senior business manager, Ball Aerospace. “These technologies are designed to restore independence and enhance warfighter autonomy, and have the added benefit of introducing a new generation of mobility and safety technologies that are critically important for disabled individuals.” Ball Aerospace led the creation of the human-machine interface and the driver guidance system that are key elements of the SAM Project. The Ball engineering team identified the driver’s abilities and matched them to what is needed to drive the car. Critical to this process was determining the optimal combination of machine-controlled and human-controlled functions. Mr. Schmidt was severely injured in an IndyCar accident 14 years ago that left him with no mobility from the shoulders down. Despite his injuries, Mr. Schmidt has the ability to move his head, which will allow the Ball team to convert the driver’s head movements into computer commands. These commands flow to the SAM vehicle’s central processor, to control the car’s steering, acceleration and braking. The SAM Project is a collaborative venture between Ball, AFRL, Arrow, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, and Falci Adaptive Motorsports.The race car is the first of its kind developed to be driven on a race track and controlled only by an individual’s head. Schmidt will officially demonstrate the SAM vehicle at speed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway later this month. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information, visit

ATK Secures 300 Win. Magnum Ammunition Contract with U.S. Army ATK announced it was awarded a Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Army for the production of Mk248 Mod 0, 190-grain and Mk248 Mod 1, 220-grain 300 Win. Magnum (Win Mag) rifle ammunition. The Army has selected this ammunition for primary use in its M2010 Sniper rifle. The five-year 300 Win Mag ammunition contract is in its first year. The contract has a total of five 12-month ordering periods. This award has an estimated maximum value of $20 million over the life of the contract, and an initial delivery order for the ammunition was received at the time of the award. “ATK is committed to providing advanced, affordable and mission-critical solutions to our nation’s warfighters,” said ATK’s Sporting Group President Jay Tibbets. “We are proud the U.S. Army has selected our 300 Win Mag ammunition.These products are highly engineered and manufactured with stringent quality assurance processes to ensure optimum performance.” The U.S. Army Contracting Command - Rock Island is the procuring office for this award, with program oversight being provided by the Project Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems.

Drone marketing still flying semi-high Drones may be the new billboards, as a new startup offers advertising banners on drones. DroneCast, based in Philadelphia, lets advertisers fly 6-feet-long, 2-feet-wide banners in the city 25 feet above the ground. The Federal Aviation Administration has attempted to ban commercial drones, but they keep popping up. “They warn you and inform you of the regulations,” said Jack Supple, CCO of Pocket Hercules, which promoted beer delivery via drones. “The next level is a stiffer warning. Then they can fine you. Then they can actually blacklist you, or so I’ve heard. If you push it too far, you will not be licensed when it comes time to be licensed.” Source: Adweek A2Z METALWORKER

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the airframe assembly — including those well beyond the airframe’s analytical design strength — we can measure structural integrity, airworthiness and crash worthiness, and verify safety margins for all expected operational conditions,” said Mike Torok, Sikorsky’s CH-53K vice president.

S i ko r s ky s e c u r e s D O D c o n t r a c t f o r presidential helicopters The Pentagon awarded a $1.24 billion contract for executive helicopters to Sikorsky Aircraft, a division of United Technologies Corp.The helicopters will transport the president and other executive officials, and the first six aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2019. “For 57 years, our company has been trusted with the critical responsibility of building and supporting a safe and reliable helicopter fleet for the president of the United States,” said Mick Maurer, president of Sikorsky, in a statement. Bloomberg




New Marine helicopter to be unveiled The first flight-test version of the U.S. Marine Corps’ new CH-53K helicopter will soon be unveiled to the public, a key general said. The “rollout” ceremony will occur at a Sikorsky Aircraft production facility in West Palm Beach, Fla., said Brig. Gen. Matthew Glavy, assistant deputy commandant for aviation for the Marines, who spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. Flight testing of the new aircraft is scheduled to begin later this year. The CH-53K is being developed to replace the Marines’ aging CH53E Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter. The Marines plan to buy 200 CH-53Ks and begin fielding them in 2019 to transport troops, equipment and supplies from ships to land.

Good fences make good orbits: Air Force wants a better one The U.S. Air Force is looking to provide a better so-called space fence -- a service tracking the 50 years’ worth of debris cluttering Earth orbit. The fence is actually a high-frequency radar that identifies individual pieces of junk paired with vast computing capacity to predict where the debris will be at any given time and whether it will interfere with spacecraft. The Washington Post

Bomber-Plane Budget by U.S. Air Force Projected to Double “The current goal is to achieve an initial capability in the mid-2020s” for the new Long-Range Strike Bomber while also upgrading the B-2 stealth bomber made by Northrop, seen here, and the older non-stealth B-1 and B-52, according to the plan that was submitted to Congress last month but had not previously been disclosed. The U.S. Air Force projects that its annual spending on long-range bombers will almost double after 2019 as it seeks a new stealth aircraft that may pit Northrop Grumman Corp. against a joint bid from Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co.

Sikorsky announced last month that it has begun testing a full-sized, non-flying version of the CH-53K to confirm the airframe’s structural strength.

The service’s total budget for bomber production and upgrades will jump to about $9.5 billion in fiscal 2020 from less than $5 billion for the year beginning Oct. 1, according to a Pentagon document obtained by Bloomberg News. After that, spending would remain greater than $9 billion a year before dropping to $8 billion in fiscal 2024.

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In addition to funding for bomber programs, the Pentagon report, “Annual Aviation Inventory and Funding Plan” for fiscal years 2015 to 2044, outlines long-range plans for fighters, drones and helicopters. It anticipates continued purchases of Lockheed’s C-130J transport plane, buying 32 more by 2021 for use by special operations forces as AC-130 gunships. In addition, the Marine Corps will continue to purchase the aircraft, the first version of which flew in 1955, made at Lockheed’s Marietta, Georgia, facility as an aerial tanker, “expanding its inventory of this aircraft, which has proven its combat effectiveness and reliability.” Boeing’s P-8 Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft didn’t fare as well. The Pentagon said in the report that the Navy, “compelled by fiscal restraints,” has cut its planned inventory to 109 from 117. The report also outlines steps the Navy is taking to make up for delaying the purchase of 33 F-35C aircraft from Lockheed beyond fiscal 2019 for budget reasons.

These include extending the service lives of 150 Boeing F/A-18A-D jets and accelerating the conversion of older F/A-18C models into the newer E/F jet. The Navy also is undertaking a program to extend to 9,000 hours the current 6,000-flight-hour life of the E/F aircraft.

Middle East promising for defense sales opportunities There is a big opportunity to defense industry growth in the Middle East and North Africa -- in fact, nearly $100 billion in sales are available through 2019, according to a report from Avascent. In addition, there are tens of billions of dollars in service and support contract opportunities available. This will likely be a focal point of the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference in Amman, Jordan, which starts today. Saudi Arabia has been fruitful for American weapons manufacturers. Source: A2Z METALWORKER

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Washers LeeSpring ________480-539-5704 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Erickson Metals _____ 877-543-6061 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Haynes Intl ________713-937-7597 Kloeckner Metals Corp _ 480-389-2883 Metal Supermarkets __ 801-972-2441 Metal Supermarkets __ 303-424-1030 Olympic Metals _____ 303-286-9700 Ryerson __________303-227-6310 Samuel, Son & CO. ___ 303-422-8282 TW Metals ________ 800-203-8000 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 NEW MACHINERY CHIP CUTTING CNC Drilling/Tapping Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 CNC Mills Action Machine _____ 303-532-2900 AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 Hartwig Inc. _______ 303-373-9450 Hurco __________ 800-634-2416 J.M. Grisley _______ 801-486-7519 J.M. Grisley _______ 208-861-8991

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King Machine ______ 208-345-9600 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons Mach Tools _ 303-571-4933 Smith Machinery Co __ 801-263-6403 Todd Machinery ______801-294-6390 Tornos USA ________951-695-0342 Triad Machine _______303-424-0268 CNC Lathes Action Machine _____ 303-532-2900 AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 J.M. Grisley ________ 801-486-7519 J.M. Grisley _______ 208-861-8991 Hartwig Inc. ________303-373-9450 Hurco __________ 800-634-2416 King Machine ______ 208-345-9600 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons Mach Tools __303-571-4933 Smith Machinery Co ___801-263-6403 Todd Machinery ______801-294-6390 Triad Machine _______303-424-0268 CNC Swiss Turn Machines AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons Mach Tools _ 303-571-4933 Tornos USA ______ 951-695-0342 Triad Machine ______ 303-424-0268 EDM Drilling Machines Current EDM Inc ____650-966-9676 EDM Machines Action Machine _____ 303-532-2900 AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons Mach Tools _ 303-571-4933 Smith Machinery Co __ 801-263-6403 Todd Machinery _____ 801-294-6390 Triad Machine ______ 303-424-0268

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EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 EDM Perform. Access. ___ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply___ 480-836-8330 End Mills Helical Solutions ____ 866-543-5422 Manual Milling Machines Machinery Consultants Inc._801-531-9500 Manual Lathes Machinery Consultants Inc._801-531-9500 Micro Hole Drilling Machines Current EDM Inc ____650-966-9676 NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION PrecisionFab Inc. ____303-779-9180 Band Saws AIT _____________ 800-321-3195 Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 King Machine ______ 208-345-9600 Machinery Consultants Inc._801-531-9500 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Bar Feeders Edge Technologies _____ 562-597-7824 Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 Cold Saws Fabricating Equip Sales __ 303-466-7342 Machinery Consultants Inc._801-531-9500 CNC Punching Centers PrecisionFab Inc. ____303-779-9180 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Iron Workers AIT _____________ 800-321-3195 Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 Jorgensen Machine Tools 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutters Action Machine _____ 303-532-2900 Moncktons Mach Tools _ 303-571-4933 PrecisionFab Inc. ____303-779-9180 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Sidley Diamond Tool __ 800-544-9070 Triad Machine ______ 303-424-0268

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Pipe &Tube Benders/Notchers Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Plate Rolls Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 Jorgensen Machine Tools 800-952-0151 Press Brakes Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 Jorgensen Machine Tools 800-952-0151 King Machine ______ 208-345-9600 PrecisionFab Inc. ____303-779-9180 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Radial Arm Drill Presses Machinery Consultants Inc._801-531-9500 Shearing Machines Action Machine _____ 303-532-2900 Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 Jorgensen Machine Tools 800-952-0151 King Machine ______ 208-345-9600 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Welding Equipment Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 OTHER ACCESSORIES Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 USA EDM Supply _____ 480-836-8330

PROG. SYSTEMS CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 Cimatron ________ 248-596-9700 Delcam __________ 877-35-2261 Feature Cam ______ 602-502-9654 SolidCAM ________ 530-863-0461 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY 3D Parts To Go_______801-380-7935 RECYCLING Recyclable Metals Iron & Metals, Inc ____ 303-292-5555 Utah Metal Works ____ 801-364-5679 Scrap Metal Recycling Iron & Metals, Inc ____ 303-292-5555 Utah Metal Works ____ 801-364-5679 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated Systems Inc _ 928-649-9600 SERVICES AS9100 Certification ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 BMSC __________ 602-445-9400 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642

Calibration Services PALLET SYSTEMS Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 Klontech Industrial ____480-948-1871 Western States Calibration __ 801-466-1700 Automatic Door Opener Systems Consultants, Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 Health & Safety Manual Rotary Pallet Systems CKC Services LLC ____ 303-905-2371 Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 Consultant, ISO Robotic Part Loading Systems ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 BMSC __________ 602-445-9400 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 PRODUCTS Sustaining Edge Solutions_ 888-572-9642 Guns Layke Tactical ______ 602-272-2654 Western States Calibration 801-466-1700 A2Z METALWORKER

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Jeffrey F. Nawrot Vice President, Business Development 10530 E. 59th Street • Indianapolis, IN 46236 T: 317/826.4414 • TF: 877/240.2462 • F: 317/823.6822 • C: 317/946.1235

Calibration: Repair & Certify Western States Calibration __ 801-466-1700 Calibration Services Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 Klontech Industrial ____480-948-1871 Western States Calibration __ 801-466-1700 Calibration Training Western States Calibration __ 801-466-1700 Contract Inspection Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 Klontech Measure Sol__ 480-626-8131 Education College Of Western Idaho _ 208-562-2346 Ogden-Weber Tech College 801-395-3795 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 Financing IEC __________ 303-593-0403 Intech Funding ______480-699-2512 Quick Turn Financial____415-608-5692 First Article Inspection Advanced Coord. Tech ____303-469-6161 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Western States Calibration __ 801-466-1700 Heavyhaul IRH ___________801-972-5581 Injection Molding 3D Parts To Go _____ 801-380-7935 ISO900/AS9100 Audits American Global Standards 617-838-4648 ISO900/AS9100 Registration American Global Standards 617-838-4648 Inspection Services Advanced Coord. Tech ____303-469-6161 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 A2Z METALWORKER

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TRAINING Insurance Services Rigging & Transder Atlas Rigging & Transfer 801-539-3885 Sentry Insurance ____ 303-619-4476 CAD/CAM Training IRH ___________ _801-972-5581 College Of Western Idaho___208-562-2346 Lean Consulting ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 Spindle Rebuilding Davis Applied Tech College__801-593-2483 Machine Repair/Servicing GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Daystrom Technologies___303-534-8345 Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151 Setco-Pope Spindles_____866-362-0699 CNC/Conventional Machining Process Improvement/ Audit Staffing College Of Western Idaho___208-562-2346 ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 Resource Mfg________801-265-1999 BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 SHOP FLOOR AUTOMATION Davis Applied Tech College__801-593-2483 Machining Software Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 Hardware: USB College Of Western Idaho___208-562-2346 Bytebox ___________ 888-Bytebox X-Ray Serial Port Davis Applied Tech College__801-593-2483 Certified Inspection Service _602-267-0661 Semiray____________602-275-1917 Bytebox ___________ 888-Bytebox USED MACHINERY Software:CNC Networking ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. EDM Network ________ 480-836-1782 Bytebox ___________ 888-Bytebox American Global Standards 617-838-4648 Jorgensen Machine Tools__800-952-0151 Transportation BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 King Machine________208-345-9600 Gladhill Associates ______719-495-8045 IRH ____________801-972-5581 K.D. Capital Equipment___480-922-1674 SOFTWARE MEP ____________801-863-7001 Methods West________602-437-2220 CAD/CAM/CAE Orion Registrar _______303-645-4017 Daystrom Technologies _ 303-534-8345 PrecisionFab Inc.______303-779-9180 Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 SolidCAM ________ 530-863-0461 S&S Machinery Sales____602-368-8542 ISO Registrar WATERJET CUTTING Consulting/Engineering American Global Standards 617-838-4648 Daystrom Technologies _ 303-534-8345 MACHINERY Orion Registrar _______303-645-4017 Action Machine _______303-532-2900 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 Lean Manufacturing Fabricating Equip Sales __ 303-466-7342 MEP ____________ 801-863-7001 TOOLING Flow International_______800-446-3569 Arc Cutting Tools Sustaining Edge Solutions_ 888-572-9642 Machine Tool Rebuilding Helical Solutions______866-543-5422 Global EDM Supply____480-836-8330 EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 Precision Toolholding Products Jorgensen Machine Tools__800-952-0151 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 King Machine________208-345-9600 Process Improvement Machinery Consultants Inc._801-531-9500 Tooling Systems BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 Sustaining Edge Solutions __ 888-572-9642 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 OMAX Corp________ _800-838-0343 Triad Machine______ _ 303-424-0268 Reverse Engineering Live Tool Holders Abrasives/Blast Media Advanced Coord. Tech __ _303-469-6161 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 GMA Garnet Group ____ 832-243-9300 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Static Tool Holders Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Von Ruden Mfg ______ 763-682-0322 Fives ____________ 909-263-9282

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DESIGN/ CAD/CAM Bar-S Machine _______ 928-636-2115 ISO 9001, PED Directive 97/23/EC METEORITE•PLASTIC•CLAD ALLOYS•CASTINGS•FIBER-TITE H& S Machine _______ 801-755-7627 ISO 9001, PED Directive 97/23/EC DIES BROACHING Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146 Ponderosa Ind________303-298-1801 Coating: Nickel/Teflon/Chrome Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 EDM Precision Mach’d Products 970-482-7676 Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Specialty Steel Services __ 801-539-8252 EDM: Drilling Small Hole Collins Metal Finishing __ 602-275-3117 EDM Express_______800-780-7075 Turning: Automatic LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Our company logo Matrix Machine ______ 480-966-4451 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Micropulse West ______ 480-966-2300 CASTINGS Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Die Casting Collins Metal Finishing __ 602-275-3117 EDM Express ______ 800-780-7075 TVT Die Casting ______ 800-280-2278 COMPOSITES Innovative Precision____ 801-334-6317 Die Casting: Aluminum/Zinc S.A. Composites _______ 970-776-3877 Maverick Mold & Machine 970-535-4604 TVT Die Casting ______ 800-280-2278 CUTTING 9 (I dropped in this cell Micropulse West ______ 480-966-2300 Precision Investment Casting Font Verdana size because the “Precision Investment Castings” Prec. Mach’d Products ___ 970-482-7676 Metal Dolphin Inc. ________ 602-272-6747 on the logo is not very clear. Bandsaw LLC ________ 303-744-7181 COATING EDM: Wire Dry Film Lubrication Custom Design & Mfg ___ 435-257-0668 Plasma Cutting Precision Investment Castings Since 1972 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 LLC ________ 303-744-7181 EDM Express ______ 800-780-7075 Foremaster Tool ______801-737--0265 Plastic Coating: Liquid Collins Metal Finishing __ 602-275-3117 Bandsaw LLC ________ 303-744-7181 Innovative Precision ____ 801-334-6317 LARGE CAPACITY  FREE QUOTES 

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Micropulse West ______ 480-966-2300 Paramount Machine ___ 801-282-2755 H&R Precision ________801-975-7400 Jet Processing _______ 623-869-6749 LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Wrico ___________ 480-892-7800 ELECTRONICS Contract Cascade Systems Tech ___ 503-640-5733 Design Cascade Systems Tech ___ 503-640-5733 Kitting Cascade Systems Tech ___ 503-640-5733 Prototype Cascade Systems Tech ___ 503-640-5733 ELECTROPOLISHING Collins Metal Finishing __ 602-275-3117 ENGINEERING/DESIGN AzMark __________480-926-8969 Custom Design & Mfg ___435-257-0668 Hexatron _________ 801-363-8010 FABRICATION Aero Tech _______ 801-292-0493 A2Z METALWORKER

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Arrow Sheet Metal Prod 303-427-6419 Cygnet ___________ 818-240-7574 Dayton Rogers ______ 763-717-6303 EMJD Corporation _____ 303-761-5236 Focused on Machining __ 303-922-3076 GBC ____________303-988-6450 Hexatron _________ 801-363-8010 Howell Precision ______ 623-582-4776 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike H& S Machine ______ 801-755-7627 Fabrication: Filament Winding S.A. Composites ______ 970-776-3877 Fabrication: Composites S.A. Composites ______ 970-776-3877

Howell Precision ______ 623-582-4776 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Weiser/Mile High Prec __303-280-2778 Fabrication: Plastic ImageTek _________ 303-806-8111 Fabrication: SheetMetal Arrow Sheet Metal Prod __ 303-427-6419 AzMark __________480-926-8969 Cygnet ___________ 818-240-7574 Denver Machine Shop ___303-295-6000 EMJD Corporation _____ 303-761-5236 Falcon Sheet Metal __ 801-298-5064 GBC ____________303-988-6450 Group Mfg Serv ______480-966-3952 Hexatron _________ 801-363-8010 Howell Precision ______ 623-582-4776 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Laser Concepts Inc. ____ 801-280-7723 Metalcraft _________888-280-7080

Fabrication: Enclosures Falcon Sheet Metal __ 801-298-5064 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Fabrication: Medium & Large Arrow Sheet Metal Prod __ 303-427-6419 Bandsaw LLC ________303-744-7181 EMJD Corp _________ 303-761-5236 Falcon Sheet Metal ____801-298-5064 GBC ____________303-988-6450 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Group Mfg Serv ______480-966-3952 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392

Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Weiser/Mile High Prec __303-280-2778 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel Bandsaw LLC ________303-744-7181 EMJD Corp _______303-761-5236 Falcon Sheet Metal __ 801-298-5064 FINISHING Arizona Finishing _____602-438-4443 Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing __ 602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries ____ 480-968-1930 Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 Precision Mach’d Prod___ 970-482-7676 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Superior Grinding _____801-487-9700 TVT Die Casting ______800-280-2278 Finishing: One Stop Precision Industrial Painting--602-256-0260 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries ____ 480-968-1930

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Passivation Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Gold Tech Industries ____ 480-968-1930 Aero Tech _______ 801-292-0493 Jet Processing ____ 623-869-6749x117 FOUNDRY May Foundry & Machine 801-531-8931 Powder Coating GALVANIZING Arizona Finishing _____602-438-4443 Jordan River Galvanizing _801-282-9375 Industrialex ______ 303-456-6847 Galvanizing: Hot Dip LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Jordan River Galvanizing _801-282-9375 Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146 Galvanizing: Zinc Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Jordan River Galvanizing _801-282-9375 Silk Screening GAS NITRIDING Arizona Finishing _____602-438-4443 Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 Industrialex ______ 303-456-6847 GEAR CUTTING Potting/Encapsulation Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 Industrialex ______ 303-456-6847 Specialty Steel Svcs ___ 801-539-8252 Wet Paint/CARC Precision Industrial Painting_602-256-0260

Clearfield, UT 84016 T: 801.726.5312 F: 801.728.1979 email:

GRINDING AzMark __________480-926-8969 ChemResearch_______ 602-253-4175 Diversified Metal Services _801-972-6093 Fives ____________ 909-263-9282 Focused on Machining __ 303-922-3076 GMN USA ________ 800-686-1679 Prec. Mach’d Products _ 970-482-7676 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding __ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding _____801-487-9700 Superior Metal Products__303-791-7550 TCI Precision Metals __800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard Diversified Metal Services _801-972-6093 Gear Hobbing Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 Steel Services Grinding __ 800-662-0126

Superior Grinding _____ 801487-9700 TCI Precision Metals __800-234-5613 Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Grinding, Double Disc TCI Precision Metals __800-234-5613 Grinding: OD AzMark __________480-926-8969 Focused on Machining __ 303-922-3076 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Superior Grinding _____ 801487-9700 Superior Metal Products__303-791-7550 Grinding: Surface ChemResearch_______ 602-253-4175 Superior Grinding _____ 801487-9700 Passivation Gold Tech Industries ____ 480-968-1930 • 57 • May / June 2014 57 •July/Aug 2011


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Polishing Gold Tech Industries____ 480-968-1930 Selective Coatings ImageTek __________303-806-8111 FORMING JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 HEAT TREATING Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 Pilkington Metal Finishing__801-972-2146 Heat Treating/Aerospace Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 HONING/LAPPING LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 IDENTIFICATION Silk Screen Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 INJECTION MOLDING LMI Machining_______303-776-6629 INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol ___ 480-626-8131 Inspection Services Klontech Measure Sol ___ 480-626-8131 A Z METALWORKER • 58 • May / June 2014 2

Micropulse West ______480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions_888-572-9642 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Arrow Sheet Metal Prod 303-427-6419 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 GBC ____________303-988-6450 Howell Precision ______ 623-582-4776 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Laser Concepts Inc. ____ 801-280-7723 Progway __________ 435-656-9585 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 EMI/RFI Shielding Industrialex ______ 303-456-6847 Laser Engraving 4 Axis Machining Inc. ___ 303-295-1544 Laser Marking 4 Axis Machining Inc. ___ 303-295-1544 LMI Machining_______303-776-6629 LINE TOOLING RPM CNC Precision Machine _ 208-442-199 MACHINING A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072

CCM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 Custom Design & Mfg ___435-257-0668 Datum Machining _____208-376-6099 Fives ____________ 909-263-9282 Focused on Machining __ 303-922-3076 GBC ____________303-988-6450 H&R Precision _______ 801-975-7400 LMI Machining_______303-776-6629 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 Precision Plus Machining _ 970-484-9511 R&H Machine _______801-621-7922 RD Machine & MFg ___ 801-977-0447 Radtech _________ 303-789-4247 RPM CNC Precision Machine 208-442-1999 Skydandee Mfg _____ 801-774-8031 St. Vrain _________ 303-702-1529 Superior Metal Products 303-791-7550 TVT Die Casting _____ 800-280-2278 Machining: 3D Micropulse West ______480-966-2300 Machining: 5 Axis 4 Axis Machining Inc. ___303-295-1544 Accutech Machine _____ 801-975-1117 AzMark __________480-926-8969 Faustson __________303-420-7422 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Premier Technology Inc __208-785-2274 S.A. Composites ______ 970-776-3877 St. Vrain _________ 303-702-1529 Superior Metal Products 303-791-7550 Machining: Aerospace AzMark __________480-926-8969 H&R Precision _______ 801-975-7400 CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 Datum Machining _____208-376-6099 LAYKE, INC_________602-272-2654

Matrix Machine ____ 480-966-4451 Micropulse West ______480-966-2300 Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 Paramount Machine ___801-282-2755 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 Precision Mach’d Products 970-482-7676 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Quick Turn Precision____801-334-6800 Radtech _________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & MFg ___ 801-977-0447 Skydandee Mfg _____ 801-774-8031 St. Vrain _________ 303-702-1529 Superior Metal Products 303-791-7550 Machining: CNC A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 4 Axis Machining Inc. ___303-295-1544 Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 Accutech Machine _____ 801-975-1117 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine______ 928-636-2115 CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 Custom Design & Mfg ___435-257-0668 Datum Machining _____208-376-6099 Denver Precision Products_ 303-469-1771 DMSI___________801-972-6093 Faustson_________ 303-420-7422 Focused on Machining __ 303-922-3076 Foremaster Tool____ 801-737--0265

St. Vrain Manufacturing, Inc. “Precision Machining Solutions for Industry”

Robert Bergstrom President

819 So. Lincoln Street P. O. Box 1066 Longmont, CO 80502 Website:

Phone: (303) 702-1529 x 103 Fax: (303) 702-1534 Email: RFQ Email:

Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Steen & Sons Machine Shop 208-522-7341 Darrin J. Caschette

Machining: Mold Base Maverick Mold & Machine __970-535-4604


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GBC ____________303-988-6450 H&R Precision ______ 801-975-7400 H& S Machine ______ 801-755-7627 HPMP ___________ 801-619-9850 Hexatron _________ 801-363-8010 Innovative Precision __ 801-334-6317 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 LAYKE, INC_________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine _ 435-563-9425 LMI Machining_______303-776-6629 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 Maverick Mold & Machine 970-535-4604 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Precision Plus Machining _ 970-484-9511 Premier Technology Inc __208-785-2274 R&H Machine _______801-621-7922 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 RPM CNC Precision Machine 208-442-1999 St. Vrain _________ 303-702-1529 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Steen & Sons Machine Shop 208-522-7341 Superior Metal Products 303-791-7550 Wrico __________ 480-892-7800 Machining: Composites Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Machining: Contract American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Paramount Machine ___801-282-2755

Machining: Mold Making R&H Machine _______801-621-7922 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 Precision Plus Machining _ 970-484-9511 Machining: Plastic Radtech _________ 303-789-4247 ImageTek _________ 303-806-8111 Bar-S Machine______ 928-636-2115 Custom Design & Mfg ___435-257-0668 Skydandee Mfg _____ 801-774-8031 Machining: Production Denver Precision Products_ 303-469-1771 Machining: DoD A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 Faustson __________303-420-7422 CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Focused on Machining __ 303-922-3076 Machining: Laser Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 Foremaster Tool _____ 801-737--0265 AzMark __________480-926-8969 CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 H&R Precision _______ 801-975-7400 Faustson_________ 303-420-7422 Custom Design & Mfg ___435-257-0668 Foremaster Tool _____ 801-737--0265 Innovative Precision __ 801-334-6317 Gerome Mfg_______520-622-8402 Datum Machining _____208-376-6099 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Innovative Precision __ 801-334-6317 Faustson_________ 303-420-7422 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 Focused on Machining __ 303-922-3076 LAYKE, INC_________602-272-2654 Matrix Machine _____ 480-966-4451 H&R Precision _______ 801-975-7400 Leading Edge Machine _ 435-563-9425 Paramount Machine __ 801-282-2755 HPMP ___________ 801-619-9850 Micropulse West _____ 480-966-2300 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 Innovative Precision __ 801-334-6317 Mountain View Machine 435-755-0500 Machining:Medical L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 Newport Tool _______801-295-7411 Datum Machining _____208-376-6099 Newport Tool _______801-295-7411 Precision Plus Machining _ 970-484-9511 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Paramount Machine __ 801-282-2755 Quick Turn Precision __ 801-334-6800 R&H Machine _______801-621-7922 Machining: Milling Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 Radtech _________ 303-789-4247 A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 R&H Machine _______801-621-7922 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Radtech _________ 303-789-4247 RPM CNC Precision Machine 208-442-1999 Datum Machining _____208-376-6099 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 Skydandee Mfg _____ 801-774-8031 Focused on Machining __ 303-922-3076 RPM CNC Precision Machine 208-442-1999 S.A.Composites _____ 970-776-3877 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 St. Vrain _________ 303-702-1529 Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Machining: Prototype Superior Metal Products 303-791-7550 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 Machining: Precision Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 4 Axis Machining Inc. ___303-295-1544 A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Precision Plus Machining _ 970-484-9511 Accutech Machine _____ 801-975-1117 4 Axis Machining Inc. __ 303-295-1544 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 A2Z METALWORKER

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Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 White Rock Inc _______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Turning American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 AzMark __________480-926-8969 Bar-S Machine______ 928-636-2115 Custom Design & Mfg ___435-257-0668 Datum Machining _____208-376-6099 Denver Precision Products_ 303-469-1771 Faustson_________ 303-420-7422 H&R Precision _______ 801-975-7400 HPMP ___________ 801-619-9850 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 LAYKE, INC_________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine __ 435-563-9425 Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Mountain View Machine__ 435-755-0500 Prec Mach’d Products ___ 970-482-7676 Premier Technology Inc __208-785-2274 Quick Turn Precision __801-334-6800 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 Steen & Sons Machine Shop 208-522-7341 Machining: Ultra-Precision Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722

Machining: Waterjet Colorado Waterjet ___970-532-5404 Quick Turn Precision __801-334-6800 MANUFACTURING A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 Group Mfg Serv _____480-966-3952 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 Composites S.A. Composites _______970-776-3877 Contract Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech ________ 480-966-1591 Production Aero Tech ________ 801-292-0493 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 Laser Concepts Inc. ___ 801-280-7723 Steen & Sons Machine Shop 208-522-7341 White Rock Inc _______ 435-750-6414 Rapid Prototyping White Rock Inc _______ 435-750-6414 Robotic CNC DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 Routering CNC DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 Small Part Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 White Rock Inc _______ 435-750-6414 Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech ________ 801-292-0493 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 METAL INJECTION MOLDING (MIM) Progway __________435-656-9585 METAL STAMPING Hi-Production Precision Stamping Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping _ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 MOLDS Colorado Tool Design Inc 720-218-5246 Lifetime Products ____ 801-728-1260 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 Maverick Mold & Machine 970-535-4604 Progway _________435-656-9585 Molds: Blow Lifetime Products ____ 801-728-1260 Molds: Plastic Injection Lifetime Products _____801-728-1260 Maverick Mold & Machine 970-535-4604

Molds Steel DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 Aero Tech ________ 801-292-0493 Arizona Finishing ____602-438-4443 ChemResearch _____ 602-253-4175 Jet Processing ___ 623-869-6749x117 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 PAINTING Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Richards Fab_________ 801-409-0392 Mil Spec Painting IndustrialEX _________ 303-456-6847 Wet Paint/CARC Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 PARTS: MISC. Lifetime Products _____801-728-1260 PLATING Blanchard Metals Proc. _ 801-972-5590 ChemResearch _____ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing __ 602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 LA Specialties ______ 602-269-7612 Anodizing Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 ChemResearch_______ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing __ 602-275-3117 Jet Processing ____ 623-869-6749x117 Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146 Gold/Silver Plate Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 Nickel/Chrome Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 Tin Plate Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 POLISHING Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 LA Specialties ______ 602-269-7612 PRECISION FORMING Richards Fab________801-409-0392 Thompson Machine ____505-823-1453 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 PRINTING Custom Screen ImageTek _________303-806-8111 PROCESSING: METAL

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Stamping:Design Pacific Metal Stampings __ 661-257-7656 Weiser/Mile High Prec. 303280-2778 Stamping:Flat Forming SPRING WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Light Cygnet ___________ 818-240-7574 Pacific Metal Stampings __ 661-257-7656 SPRING WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 Stamping:Precision Cygnet ___________ 818-240-7574 Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Pacific Metal Stampings __ 661-257-7656 Precision Die & Stamping _480-967-2038 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 Stamping:Prototype Wrico ___________480-892-7800 Stamping:Short Run Cygnet ___________ 818-240-7574 Wrico ___________ 480-892-7800 SWISS SCREW MCHG. Denver Precision Products_ 303-469-1771 White Rock Inc _______ 435-750-6414 Screwing: Lead Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 TAPPING Laser Concepts Inc. ____ 801-280-7723 TEST FIXTURES RPM CNC Precision Machine 208-442-1999 TESTING Testing: Corrosive CascadeTEK ________888-835-9250 Testing: Non-Destructive Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 CascadeTEK ________888-835-9250 Jet Processing ____ 623-869-6749x117 Pilkington Metal Finishing __ 801-972-2146 THERMFORMING LMI Machining_______303-776-6629 TOOL & DIE Foremaster Tool _____ 801-737--0265 Newport Tool _______801-295-7411

Tho Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 TOOLING Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Western Sintering _____509-375-3096 TUBE FORMING Howell Precision ______ 623-582-4776 Skyline Products _______719-392-9046 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Formed Tubing Welding: Orbital Howell Precision ______ 623-582-4776 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Tube Bending /Fabrication Welding: Precision Howell Precision ______ 623-582-4776 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod __ 303-427-6419 WATERJET CUTTING Colorado Waterjet __ 970-532-5404 Premier Technology Inc __208-785-2274 Diversified Metal Services _801-972-6093 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 JQ Enterprises _______ 801-975-0777 Weiser/Mile High Prec. 303280-2778 Welding: Robotic Leading Edge Machine __435-563-9425 Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Marzee Inc. ______ 602-269-5801 Welding: TIG Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod __ 303-427-6419 Quick Turn Precision____801-334-6800 GBC ____________303-988-6450 WELDING Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Mountain View Machine__ 435-755-0500

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Index of Advertisers 4 Axis Machining, Inc...57 A&L Machining...1,24-25,59 Able Machine & Engineering...60 ABS Quality Evaluations...54 Accutech Machine Inc...57 Action Machine....49 Aero Tech Mfg...56 AgieCharmilles...54 AllWorld Machinery Supply..54 AME, Inc...50 American Global Standards...54 APEX Engineering...59 Arizona Finishing...58 Atlas Rigging & Transfer...54 Automatics & Machinery...21 AZ Tool Steel...55 Arrow Sheet Metal...57 AZMark Aerospace...55 Bandsaw LLC...46,55 Bar-S Machine, Inc...56 Bemsco...56 Blanchard Metals Proc...56 Blaser Swisslube...50 BMSC..38,54 Bytebox...50 Canyon State Oil ...49,50,64 Cascade Systems Tech...3,56 CascadeTEK...61 Castrol ...49,52,64 ChemResearch...57 Chevalier...27 Cimatron...19,54 CKC Services, LLC...53 CM Manufacturing...59 Coastal Metals...6,52 Coating Technologies...57 College of Western Idaho...54 Collins Metal Finishing...57 Colorado Tool Design, Inc...58 Colorado Waterjet...58 Current EDM Inc...53 Custom Design & Mfg...55 Cygnet Stamping...57 Datum Inspection Services...52 Datum Machining...58 Davis Applied Tech College...51 Daystrom Technologies...54 Dayton Rogers...55 DCM Tech...28,49 Delcam...49 A2Z METALWORKER

Denver Machine Shop...56 Denver Precision Products...58 Desert EDM Sales...52 DMSI...55 Dolphin Inc...55 Edge Technologies...52 EDM Express...34-35,55 EDM Network...51 EDM Perf. Accessories...51 EMJD Corp....57 Erickson Metals...49 Fabricating Equipment Sales..51 Falcon Sheet Metal...59 Faustson...12,56 Fives...50 Flow International...49 Focused On Machining...58 Foremaster Tool...59 Gage Lab Products...50 Ganesh Machinery...21,58 GBC...56 Gladhill Assoc...26,49 Global EDM Supply...50 GMA Garnet Group...54 GMN USA...26,50 Gold Tech Industries...32,55 Group Manufacturing...56 H&R Precision...56 HAAS Automation...2,49 Hangsterfers...50 Hartwig...49 Haynes Intl...52 Helical Solutions...51 Hexatron...57 Horizon Carbide...51 Howell Precision...30,57 HPMP...12,61 Hurco...53 Hydmech...14,53 Image Tek...57 Industrialex...55 Industrial Heat Treat Co...57 Innovative Precision...55 IRH...52 Iron & Metals, Inc...47,52 JD Machine...55 J.M. Grisley...23,49,51 Jordan River Galvanizing...59 Jorgensen Machine Tools ...49,52 JQ Enterprises...60 K.D. Capital Equipment...51

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King Machine...21,52 Kloeckner Metals...53 Klontech Industrial...51 Kustom Koncepts...56 L.A. Specialties...56 Laser Concepts...58 LAYKE Inc...60 Layke Tactical...53 Leading Edge Machine...58 Lifetime Products, Inc...57 LMI Machining...58 Loveridge Machine...59 Machinery Consultants...52,54 Marshall Tool...31,51 Marzee...22,57 Matrix Machine Inc...56,57 Maverick Mold & Machine...55 May Foundry & Machine...55 MEP...51 Metalcraft...59 Metal Supermarkets...51,53 Methods West...49 Micro 100...32,50 Micropulse West ...55 Midaco..52 Monckton Mach...2,33,49,53 Mountain View...55 Nelson Engineering...56 Newport Tool...59 Ogden-Weber Tech College...51 OGP...50 Olympic Metals...52 Omax...49 Orion Registrar...51 Pacific Metal Stampings...61 Paramount Machine...56 Phoenix Heat Treating...58 Pilkington Metal Finishing...57 Pinnacle Precision..59 Ponderosa Industries...58 Precision Die & Stamping....61 Precision Industrial Painting...61 Precision Mach’d Products...60 Precision Plus Machining...59 Precision Tech...59 Premier Technology Inc...58 Progway...57 Qualichem...52 Quick Turn Financial...54 QuickTurn Precision...60 R&H Machine...58

Radtech...59 RD Machine...60 ResourceMfg...29,56 Richards Fab...56 RPM CNC Precision Machine...55 RMTMA...47 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...52 Roentgen USA...52 Ron Grob CO....57 Royal Products...18,49 Ryerson...17,49,51,52,53 SA Composites...61 S&S Machinery...50 Samuel Son & CO..7,43,52 Sandvik...49 Seco Tools Inc...50 Setco Spindles & Slides...50 Shop Tools, Inc..10,50 Skydandee Mfg...55 Smith Machinery...49,63 SolidCAM...20,54 Specialty Steel Serv....30,56 SPRING WORKS Utah...60 St.Vrain Manufacturing...59 Star Metal Fluids...13,49,50,51 Star Precision...56 Steel Services Grinding...57 Steen & Sons Machine..58 Superior Grinding..8,57 Superior Metal Products...60 Sustaining Edge Solutions...50 TAPIT All Lubricants...50 TechLeader Tooling...36 TCI Precision Metals...15,40-41,51 Todd Machinery...18,49 Thompson Machine...57 Tornos...9,49 Triad Machinery...39,50 Trusty Cook...11,54 TVT Die Casting...44-45,55 TW Metals...52 Universal Laser Systems...22 United Performance Metals...27,53 Utah Metal Works, Inc...16,52 Visser Precision Cast...1,30-31 Von Ruden Mfg...49,51 Wasatch Laser Forming...59 Weiser/Mile High Precision...61 Western Sintering...61 Western States Calibration...53 Western States Metals...28,51 White Rock...61 Wrico Stamping...42,57

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