A2Z Metalworker Magazine for CO, UT, & ID

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Vol. 4, No. 3 May/June 2011

Colorado, Utah and Idaho Edition

EMJD Owners in Front of Their LiftMaster TRUMPF



Editors Corner Many of us are sharing the incredible pride, joy and sense of accomplishment as our family members and/or friends are just now graduating. In my family, new graduates range from a 50 year old to my own 24 year old daughter, who is now a Pharmacist.You are never too old to take on new challenges in education - if it is what you want to do. And while I am not particularly a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, I recently read about an inspiring NFL player. All-World safety Troy Polamalu used the NFL lockout to finish something he had long wanted to do - he returned to his alma mater of USC and completed his degree in history in time to take part in a ceremony with thousands of students last month. Polamalu was drafted in 2003, but didn’t have time to complete his degree.The 30-yearold Polamalu posted his thoughts about the event on his website, www.troy43.com: “I’m thrilled to announce that on this cool, sunny Friday morning I donned a cap and gown, walked across the stage in the beautiful Alumni Park at University of Southern California, and was handed my diploma. I’m officially a USC graduate! While I feel excited and fulfilled, that’s not really what I want to focus on in this message — I want to talk about the reason behind my decision to go back and finish what I started.” Check out his website for his strong desire to finish school and for his philanthropic educational endeavors! On another related note, my customer and friend Glen Zachman added me to daily inspirational messages sent from Lou Tice, of the Pacific Institute. This particular email was entitled - “A Message to Students”. I am sharing excerpts with you because I feel there is a very poignant message, not just for young graduates, but for all of us. Here it is: “I would like to say a few words to young people, heading into “graduation season,” about education and about being successful after they graduate from school. Regardless of your field or interests, education by and of itself is not going to be enough to get you where you want to go. I know many of you have done a lot of work in school and you want to reap some rewards for that work. But the rewards that you earn, both material and otherwise, will not come from the knowledge you have, but rather the uses to which you put that knowledge. The world will not pay you for what you know. It will, however, pay you for what you can do with what you know.This means that you need to have the courage to act on your knowledge - to think creatively, risk criticism and failure, and to curb your anxiety level when the pressure is on. Taking risks means moving out of your comfort zone. Believe in yourself and see yourself succeeding, no matter what happens, and reality will bear you out.You’ve done it before.You can do it again!” Until next issue, may your businesses continue to prosper, and God Bless our Troops!

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EMJD Owners in Front of Their TRUMPF LiftMaster. Photos courtesy of EMJD.

Announcements/Releases.................... 6-7 Shop Profile....................................1,18-20 Feature Articles...............28-29,34-35,40-41 Buyers Guide Equipment.................. 50-54 Buyers Guide Processes.................... 55-61 Card Gallery...................................... 50-61 Index Of Advertisers.............................. 62 Editorial................................. Throughout

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Announcements & Releases Foothills Machinery Sales is growing! Foothills Machinery Sales is pleased to announce that Isaiah Estrada is joining their service team. Isaiah has over 12 years of experience in the CNC machine tool repair field. Troy Kattenhorn, General Manager, explains that “Foothills desire to be the best in customer service in the market inspires us to take opportunities to add valuable members to our staff whenever possible.” Feel free to call Steve Cote, Service Manager to set up service or preventative maintenance programs at your facility.

Western States Calibration Announces Expansion! Western States Calibration lives the science of measurement providing high quality metrology services. They are very pleased to announce the purchase of new standards to expand their current scope of work. Gage Block Comparator:Mahr/Federal 130B-24 - This new Gage Block Comparator will allow us to perform Gage Block Calibrations with lower uncertainty, and measure parallelism more accurately. Temperature/Humidity Calibrator:Thunder Scientific 2500 - This new Benchtop Humidity Generator gives WSC the ability to provide Temperature and Humidity calibrations for Dataloggers, Chart Recorders, and other temp/humidity devices across the temperature range of 0 to 70 °C and humidity range of 10 to 95 %RH (± 0.06 °C, ± 0.5%RH) This standard significantly increases our capability for providing a 3 point calibration on temperature and humidity devices. Thermometer Calibration: Fluke / Hart Scientific Oil Baths WSC purchased two oil calibration baths. Model 6330 has an operating range of 35 to 300 °C, and model 7340 has a range of –40 to 150 °C. These two baths will give WSC the ability to calibrate Thermometers with better stability and accuracy. Infrared Calibrator: Fluke / Hart Scientific Model 4181 -This standard increases our current capability. We can now calibrate infrared temperature devices from 35 to 500 °C.

Smartscope 500 - This instrument will greatly expand WSC’s capability in optical and dimensional measurements. Our Smartscope also has a touch probe for versatility in measuring features that are difficult to image. Universal Force Calibration Press: Morehouse Universal Calibrator - This Calibration System givesWSC the ability to calibrate dynamometers, force gages, proving rings, load cells, and other force measuring instruments in both compression and tension. Range: 25,000 lbs. For more information on their services please visit their website at www.westerncal.com.

Smith Machinery Supports Hill Air Force Base Hill Air Force base recently upgraded their local manufacturing shop, adding 11 new Mazak machines. One year after the completion of the project, the process engineer over the project, Layne Tilby, recognized Smith Machinery for their superior service and continued support. Layne stated that the after-the-sale support has been exceptional from everyone at Smith Machinery. Smith Machinery played a significant role in the upgrade of the machining capabilities within the New Manufacturing Group / General Support Business Unit at Hill AFB (OO-ALC). In a period of 5 months Smith Machinery prepared the site, delivered 11 high technology Mazak CNC machine tools, completed complex installations and provided extensive training to HAFB personnel in the use of these machines. The contract was completed ahead of schedule, within budget and resulted in what Layne described as “the single greatest improvement ever in this group.” Layne also went on to say “Thanks, in part, because of your efforts and constant assistance, we produce more products, have better quality, serve our customers better and have happier employees.”

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Ganesh Machinery of Chatsworth, CA will give away a Ganesh Cyclone 32GT 3-axis 1-1/4” bar diameter CNC lathe to the winner who best answers the question “How would adding a Cyclone-32GT better equip your shop or business to compete in the future?”

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work should look at the 32mm (1-1/4”) Ganesh Cyclone gang-tooled CNC lathe.The 4000-pound Cyclone features heavily ribbed cast-iron construction to dampen cutting vibration for enhanced productivity, superior surface finish and improved tool life. The Mitsubishi spindle motor drives the 6,000-RPM hydraulically actuated A2-4 spindle can mount various B&S,Traub and Hardinge collets, including the popular 5C size, as well a 5” hydraulic chuck. The powerful and easy to use PC based control is full functioned and features a graphic display of the programmed tool path and RS-232 and Ethernet connections as well as a Compact Flash card port. Everything necessary to make parts is included with the machine; just add cutting tools and you are in production. Toolholders to mount 8-tools, parts catcher, collet chuck, rigid tapping, coolant system, machine condition display lamp, worklight, and a MPG program prove-out handwheel are all included. A “C” axis is even standard with the machine for drilling and milling in the cross and axial plane with the optional servo driven live tools. Polygon turning, 8-station tool turret, 5” 3-jaw hydraulic chuck, and chip conveyor are all available to meet your goals for an efficient and productive machining experience. To enter the free Cyclone-32GT machine contest go to www. ganeshmachinery.com.

ATS Adds to Team! ATS is pleased to announce the addition of a new team member. Sam Lewis will support Utah customers as a field sales engineer. Sam has an extensive manufacturing background and his last assignment was in outside technical sales for OSG. ATS Industrial Supply is the premier industrial tool supplier in the Rocky Mountain states, with over 30 years’ experience delivering superior products, services, and support to a broad array of satisfied customers.They represent approximately 550 of the highest quality manufacturers of industrial tools and supplies in the United States, which they combine with an emphasis on value-added service and support. For more information, contact them at 801-972-3182 or go to www. atsindustrial.com.

Moncktons Machine Tools Selected as New Distributor for Citizen Cincom/ Miyano Machines! Marubeni Citizen-Cincom, Inc. (MCC) is pleased to announce that they have selected Moncktons Machine Tools as their newest distributor for the Citizen Cincom/Miyano line of machine tools (lathes and turning centers). Monckton Machine Tools will be the exclusive distributor in Colorado, New Mexico,Wyoming, Utah, Southern Idaho and Montana.

Glen Crews, Regional Sales Manager for Marubeni Citizen-Cincom, Inc., says, “We selected Moncktons Machine Tools because of their superior reputation for sales and service. They have been serving manufacturing customers in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region since 1952.” The team at Moncktons Machine Tools was trained both at the Moncktons office in Denver, CO and at the Citizen Cincom/ Miyano training center in Fountain Valey, CA. For more information on the superior Citizen Cincom/ Miyano line of machine tools, call Moncktons Machine Tools at 303-571-4933 or visit their website at www.moncktons.com.

Mazak Optonics Signs On Action Machinery As New Distributor Mazak Optonics has announced its latest distributor is Action Machinery International, based out of Denver, Colorado. Action Machinery International is the leadingdistributor of metal fabricating equipment and machine tools in the Rocky Mountain Region and Northern California. The company serves manufacturers and job shops in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming, along with Northern California, and represents a select group of world leading machine tool builders. “Mazak Optonics is proud to be on board with Action Machinery,” said Bill Citron, president of Mazak Optonics. “We are confident that the company will provide our U.S. Rocky Mountain and Northern California regional customers with much more than the latest in laser cutting technology – manufacturing partnerships for problem solving and complete turnkey systemsgeared toward the customer’s specific application requirements and increasing production.” Action Machinery’s 10,000 square foot technology center is equipped with a broad range of new and used machinery under power, giving prospective customers the opportunity to review equipment and gain hands-onknowledge before making a purchase decision. There are also on-going technology seminars to keep customers informed of the latest industry trends and technologies. “We are excited to be representing the Mazak Optonics line,” said Randy Breitenbach, owner of Action Machinery. “The line of machines will complete our range of product offerings and allow us access to the breadth of products from Mazak Optonics.” “With this wide range of products, we can offer customers machines that are exactly matched to their specific manufacturingneeds, and do so through a complete one-stop-source. Laser cutting is critical to the many shops in our regions doing high-mix, low-volume work, and we look forward to providing them the process flexibility achieved with Mazak Optonics laser cutting technology and its automated systems.” A2Z METALWORKER

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New 3D Solar Technology Boosts Efficiency Anyone who follows news on new solar technology is probably aware that conversion efficiency, that is, the amount of solar light, that actually becomes electricity, is the top challenge for this industry. Currently the top conversion rate is around 18% which means there’s definitely room for much more efficiency. In a recent interview, Hypersolar’s CEO Tim Young said what we should be looking for “disruptive technologies”, which are technologies that represent game-changing breakthroughs, not traditional technologies that may not be economically viable over the long term without government subsidies. “We need technologies that will boost performance by 500% or 1,000%, not 1% or 2%”, Mr. Young told Energy Refuge. A new technology developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory doesn’t quite do that, but it succeeds in improving light-to-power conversion efficiency of photovoltaics by almost 80%. The technology was developed by Jun Xu and consists of a 3-D nanocone-based solar cell platform made of zinc oxide. The n-type nanocones are surrounded by a p-type semiconductor and serve as the junction framework and the electron conductor.The p-type matrix is made of polycrystalline cadmium telluride and serves as the primary photon absorber medium and hole conductor. Xu and his colleagues said they were able to achieve a light-to-power conversion efficiency of 3.2%.The usual rate for conventional planar structure of the same material is 1.8%. “We designed the three-dimensional structure to provide an intrinsic electric field distribution that promotes efficient charge transport and high efficiency in converting energy from sunlight into electricity,” Xu said. The laboratory said some of the key features of the solar material include its unique electric field distribution that achieves efficient charge transport; the synthesis of nanocones using inexpensive proprietary methods; and the minimization of defects and voids in semiconductors. The latter provides enhanced electric and optical properties for conversion of solar photons to electricity. Another positive quality of the new solar cell is that it can tolerate defective materials and reduce cost in fabricating next-generation solar cells. The research behind this technology was accepted by this year’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers photovoltaic specialist conference and will be published in the IEEE Proceedings. The papers are titled “Efficient Charge Transport in Nanocone Tip-Film Solar Cells” and “Nanojunction solar cells based on polycrystalline CdTe films grown on ZnO nanocones.”


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EPA’s Emerging Technologies Program provides an opportunity to foster the development of cutting-edge technologies to reduce emissions from the fleet of heavy-duty diesel engines. The program promotes the deployment of innovative technologies by providing funding to develop and evaluate these technologies in the field. Parker’s RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive is capable of reducing fuel use and emissions by as much as 50 percent depending upon the application and duty cycle and is the only drivetrain technology on the list.

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Automation At Its Finest With TRUMPF Machine Tools and fabricated parts at night. Business grew, and in 1974 EMJD purchased a little over an acre worth of property and built their manufacturing facility which today comprises over 24,000 square feet.

I am sure of it. If you are looking for a superior precision sheet metal fabrication supplier and you come to Englewood, Colorado for an onsite tour of their facility – you will select EMJD as a new supplier. The 41 year old company not only has superior skilled employees, but it has some of the most stateof-the-art, technology efficient equipment that you will see in a job shop anywhere in the country. Today, the company is owned by partners Scott Noyes and Jeff Madsen. But a little about how it got started is pertinent. Donald Noyes founded EMJD in 1970. Don spent 12 years in manufacturing in Santa Clara working as a foreman for a company called EMJ. When a trend emerged where businesses were moving out of California and into places like Colorado, Don was approached by several customers and asked if he would consider opening his own precision sheet metal shop there. Soon afterwards, Donald and Dorothy along with their 4 children were on their way to beautiful Colorado. Donald added his signature to EMJ with the first initial of his first name. Hence, EMJD was formed. In the early days of EMJD, Donald and his wife were the sole employees of the company. Dorothy handled the accounting/office functions, and Don made sales calls during the day, A2Z METALWORKER

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All of Donald and Dorothy’s children grew up working in the business in some fashion, but it soon became evident that Scott was the natural fit. Scott pursued a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University in Industrial Technology and after completion returned to EMJD as their Foreman. Scott and his father worked together at first, but Scott wanted to see and experience more than EMJD offered at the time so that he could eventually bring new skills and expertise back to the company for expansion. In 1991, Scott accepted a position with The Boeing Company and was off to Seattle. Scott spent close to three years with Boeing and another two plus years at a temperature switch and controls manufacturer. After completing his MBA at Seattle University, Scott accepted a position at Ingersoll Rand as the General Manger for their Material Handling Business, all the while honing his experience and skill sets. Although Scott was pursuing other avenues

down to 3-4 key builders. Jeff says, “We spent time before Scott’s trip at IMTS really evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each of the builders. We were convinced that the TRUMPF laser was the best machine in the industry, but there weren’t a lot of them in Colorado. For that reason, we were concerned about support.”

outside of EMJD, he was never far away from the business and he encouraged his long term friend Jeff Madsen, who had just returned to Colorado from working in Hawaii, to talk to his father Donald about a job. Jeff did, 23 years ago, and was hired on at EMJD in the Shipping and Receiving Department. Jeff was a newcomer to the manufacturing industry, but he was an excellent student while those at EMJD mentored him and he pursued classes in manufacturing engineering at Metropolitan State College at night. It wasn’t long before Jeff became Don’s right hand man, Scott said. Meanwhile, Jeff and Scott agreed to a plan to buy out Donald, and in 2001 after returning to Colorado, Scott and Jeff became the new active owners. For the first 6 months, as Scott and Jeff transitioned the company ownership, Scott asked that his father continue managing the business. “I made an office for myself upstairs, out of the way of day to day operations, and simply analyzed the business for ways in which we could build a foundation capable of supporting the business as we positioned ourselves for growth to the next level. Using JobBoss, I created quotes for customers, and compared them to Don’s manual, expert methods. This allowed us to perfect the quoting process using automated systems. Today, we use a fully integrated system encompassing all business processes from initial job quotes through order completion, including accounting and payroll functions.” During the ownership transition, Scott also took the opportunity to visit TRUMPF in Germany, to see their operations and to meet with many of TRUMPF’s customers. This was key to EMJD, as they were planning to make a laser purchase, and had narrowed it

Scott says, “TRUMPF helped us to feel comfortable with an extended warranty, a 48 hour response time commitment, as well as “tele-support”, now called telediagnostic support. Other manufacturers didn’t have “tele-support”, and were nervous about allowing the end user to make machine adjustments at the direction of a technical expert across the phone”. Scott continued, “We bought our first TRUMPF in February of 2002 and from the very first day we owned it, we have found their service and support to be exceptional.” Scott and Jeff believe that they were the first precision fabrication shop to own a 4000 watt TRUMPF machine in the Rocky Mountain Region. Business continued to grow (approximately 20% per year) under Scott and Jeff’s management, and they soon needed a new press brake. Again, the two did their homework, analyzing several different builders. “We selected the TRUMPF V130 10 axis brake”, Jeff said, “and made the purchase in October of 2004. What sold us on the TRUMPF was the style of tooling they offered, their flexibility, and our prior experience with their customer support. Overall, TRUMPF had a clean way for us to produce our parts from initial electronic design through manufacturing. All in all, you can just say we continued to view TRUMPF as providing the best machines and solutions out there.” “There is something interesting about the TRUMPF philosophy that you don’t see with other manufacturers”, Scott says. “As a company, they are very conservative and honest in their claims of what their A2Z METALWORKER

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by 160” long, allowing them to cut custom and larger parts for their customers. Jeff says, “Every time we invest in a TRUMPF machine, we feel it was the right thing to do long after we’ve made the purchase. That’s not always the case when we buy other machines. Our newest TRUMPF robotic press brake cell runs 24x7 unattended, and it saves us 4 people in manpower per day. Additionally, it is positioning us to continue to fulfill and exceed our customer expectations and allowing us to create a working environment that greatly reduces and avoids ergonomic challenges when employees were performing repetitive functions that the robot now can perform.”

machines can do, almost to a fault. Other machine tool builders will tell you their machines can do things that they really can’t accomplish.” Today, there are a number of TRUMPFs in the Front Range. Scott says, “Over the last 10 years, our TRUMPF team has included many great individuals including Al Bolen, Ippei Tanaka and our current Sales Engineer Don Jones. They have all done such an outstanding job of supporting us that we allow them to bring anyone interested in purchasing a TRUMPF into our facility. Once these fabrication shops see what we have, and have been able to accomplish in partnership with TRUMPF, they are sold.” Scott says that TRUMPF has come a long way since EMJD made their first TRUMPF purchase. He says, “Now they offer their own financing, which simplifies the buying process. Also, they are becoming a little less conservative, and have done a good job thinking outside the box when it comes to innovative new machines and designs. Additionally, Don Jones has even helped us find a new homes for our current machines as we continue to upgrade and innovate.” EMJD came to TRUMPF when they needed a turn-key solution for a press brake with robotics. “We were pushing the envelope of current builders capabilities and introducing a lot of new technologies,” Scott says. TRUMPF engaged their worldwide engineering team, designed and built needed custom tooling in Austria, and assigned expert resources to solve the demanding technical challenges. I can say that TRUMPF’s Application Engineer Brett Thompson really was instrumental in delivering us a machine and solution to meet our needs.” Today, EMJD also has just installed one of the largest robotic laser cutting cells with a fully automated load and unload system that you will see in a precision fab shop on the West Coast -- with their newest TRUMPF acquisition. The table size is 80” wide A2Z METALWORKER

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Boeing Says It Is On Track For 787 Development The AP reports Boeing “posted a bigger-than-expected profit recently and said it is on track to deliver the much-delayed 787 in the third quarter,” claiming that “95 percent of the flight tests” for the plane are now complete. Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said the challenge now would be ramping up production, a sentiment echoed by some analysts. Meanwhile, the company “also said it still expects to deliver the freighter version of its new 747-8 in mid-2011.” Furthermore, during the earnings report, McNerney “said that the hole that tore open on a Southwest Airlines flight of a Boeing 737 might have resulted from a ‘workmanship issue’ on that single plane, rather than a problem affecting multiple 737s.” The Wall Street Journal notes McNerney never mentioned when the 787 program would be profitable. But McNerney did say that Bowing would not have a “sharper view” on whether there would be a successor plane for the 737 before the end of the year.


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Firearm Sales On The Rise The Wall Street Journal reports gun sales in the US increased nearly 13 percent in the first quarter of 2011, showing the gun industry’s largest year-over-year growth of the past three years. If the trend continues, the industry will see its most intense increase since 2008, according to the Federally tracked data.

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Mistequay Group, Ltd. was founded in 1991 when 3 partners, Jim Paas, Jake Shinners, and Bob Zastrow, acquired the assets of a bankrupt machine shop that specialized in automotive parts. The partnership was comprised of a Journeyman machinist, a lawyer and an accountant. Since the company was founded, it has grown from a 20 employee organization to over 200 employees, with a combined 225,000 square foot across all facilities. Much of the growth occurred through strategic mergers and acquisitions. Five years ago, Bob Zastrow retired from the organization and Andy Newcomb took on a partnership position and board role with Jake and Jim. Andy was originally hired by Mistequay’s Saginaw division as 2nd shift foreman back in 1996. His career progressed with the company over the years, and in 2003 he was offered the opportunity to manage newly acquired Precision Machined Products in Fort Collins. Mr. Newcomb now oversees the Wyoming and Colorado operations of Mistequay Group in addition to his partner and board of directors responsibilities.

Precision Machined Products is a climate controlled precision machine shop based in Fort Collins, CO. It occupies a 20,000 square foot facility and employs 34 people, operating 2 shifts daily. While the company manufactures products for a variety of commercial customers, it is renowned for its manufacturing capabilities in the satellite industry. Its satellite customers span the United States, and include both the Tier 1 manufacturers as well as their suppliers. Precision Machined Products is part of a much larger entity called Mistequay Group which is headquartered in Saginaw, Michigan.The company, which maintains “Cold War Veteran Status”, was named after a creek just south of Saginaw, and with the foresight that a company name shouldn’t be limited by its current capabilities. Mistequay’s divisions include: • Corporate headquarters in Saginaw, Michigan • Mistequay Group, Ltd. Niagara Street Plant in Saginaw, Michigan • Mistequay Group, Ltd., Bay Road Plant in Saginaw, Michigan • Mistequay Group, Ltd., Standish Plant, located in Standish, Michigan • Precision Machined Products, Colorado Division in Fort Collins, CO and Wyoming Division, in Cody, Wyoming • Precision Machined Products,Vacuum Technologies, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, formerly called Alpha Engineering and Design • Universal / Devlieg LLC, in Saginaw, Michigan • Aero Precision Products, in Summerville, South Carolina • 2 International divisions A2Z METALWORKER

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Andy describes his partners as bold entrepreneurs, always on the look out for companies to acquire to increase Mistequay’s competencies. Across the divisions, the company supports the aerospace, satellite, defense, heavy equipment, agriculture, automotive, hydraulics, medical and other industries that require precision machining expertise. Typical products manufactured include: Aerospace Actuation Systems, Fluid Controls Systems, Precision Ballscrews, Hydraulic Actuation Fuel Systems, Space Flight Products, Wind Systems, Pump Housings, Steering Knuckles, Hydraulic Pumps, Bearing Components, products used for Medical Research and Telecommunications/Satellite products. When considering acquisitions, the management team at Mistequay Group looks for distressed manufacturing businesses with turn-around potential. The company strategically retains separate locations for the divisions. The management team believes that once a company takes on the “big company feel”, employees are less likely to feel a part of the family, where employees are willing

to help one another. They want each division to continue to take pride in their end product as part of a small entity. Today, Mistequay Group offers a wide range of capabilities in high precision machining and programming, including CNC Milling, CNC Turning, 5-Axis Machining, CNC Grinding, Broaching, EDM and Splining. They additionally manufacture fixtures, tools, prototype dies and assemblies. They specialize in highly processed parts requiring multiple machining and processing operations that involve exotic to conventional materials, castings and numerous outside services, such as specialized heat treating and numerous plating operations. They even have a clean room used for washing parts at Precision Machined Products.The process, while not required, has increased the integrity of the end product. In fact, their plating rejections went to zero after the clean room was added.The company also has a Class 1000 clean room in their Cody,Wyoming facility to service their medical customers.

rapid set-up, we can build to the customer’s requirement of 5 at a time. This is a huge savings for our company, and we still achieve our customer’s delivery schedules.” The company’s latest Mazak purchases include the Nexus 510C - II 5X and the Variaxis 630-5X II. The company admits that there are both lower priced and higher priced machines than the Mazaks. But, they feel the Mazak is absolutely the best value out there, with the lowest total cost of ownership. “When you purchase a Mazak machine from Action Machinery, you get not only the expertise and technical support that Action Machinery offers, but you additionally get the entire Mazak company for support.Their applications support is outstanding.” Mistequay Group purchased their first Mazak in 1992, and the Precision Machined Products Division’s first new Mazak was acquired through Action Machine 5 years ago. Action Machinery offers both metal fabricating equipment and machine tools. Action Machinery, with showrooms in Colorado and Utah, is comprised of an experienced sales and service team that takes the time to learn about their customers’ needs. They are committed to strengthening American manufacturing and support the local manufacturing community though involvement as a board member of the Rocky Mountain Tooling and Machining Association (RMTMA). Mazak Corporation is the world’s largest machine tool builder and is privately owned by the Yamazaki family. The company builds its world-class products in nine plants throughout the world. Committed to manufacturing in the markets they serve, Mazak builds machines for the US market at it’s 600,000 square foot facility in Florence, Kentucky.

Across the Mistequay group, you will find in common ISO9001:AS9100 certifications. The company certified to this rigorous standard more than a decade ago, long before their customers were pushing their suppliers to certify. The company also achieved NADCAP certification to Non-Destructive testing and they have achieved “certified supplier status” for a number of their customers. In fact, their relationship with their customers is so strong that they have a number of long-term agreements and dock to stock status.

For more information on Precision Machined Products, or on any of the Mistequay Group companies, call 970-482-7676 or go to www.mistequaygroup.com. To learn more about the capabilities of Mazak, contact Randy Breitenbach, president of Action Machinery at (303) 532-2900 or go to www.action-machinery.com.

As General Manager for the Colorado and Wyoming facilities, Andy says that his philosophy is to procure the latest in technology, whether it is in machinery or software. “In the past we purchased some entry level machines, but we have long outgrown this. Today, we purchase superior Mazak machines from Action Machinery. We feel these are the best machines for our multi-task machining requirements.” “With the Mazaks, we can build to order, rather than carrying the huge burden of inventory. Without the quick set up capabilities we derive from the Mazaks, if a customer needed 20 parts, in 5 part lots, we might have had to build all 20, and then inventory 15.With A2Z METALWORKER

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Mazak Corporation will host a Grand Opening celebration on June 14, 2011, followed by an OpenHouse event emphasizing technology for the energy sector, to inaugurate its new Southwest Technology Center in Houston,Texas.The Grand Opening ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on June 14th. The Open House, scheduled for June 15th and 16th, will take place from 10:00am – 6:00pm CST each day.

The new Southwest Technology Center will mark Mazak’s third and largest expansion of its Southwest Technology Center, which was originally founded in 1978, then expanded in 1982. Representing Mazak’s continuous investment in American manufacturing and the Southwest region inparticular, the new Southwest Technology Center will offer support to manufacturers in all industries, with a special focus on those serving the energy sector. For these growing local area industries, Mazak, unlike any other machine tool builder, has continually expanded in the Southwest to meet theneeds of and partner with customers and provide the best possible turnkey manufacturing solutions. “Even during the economic downturn, we continued to invest in our Regional Technology Centers and in our manufacturing facility in Florence, Kentucky,” said Brian Papke, president of Mazak. “For the Kentucky plant, we have invested $13 million in expanding the facility’s capabilities through additional floor space and technology upgrades. Similar investment will continue into 2011, with the installation of another VERSATECH V-140N 5-axis double-column machining center for large part production, along with a Mazak Optonics cell with three laser fabrication centers in 2011 to improve productivity of sheet metal parts.” The new 30,000 sq. ft. SouthwestTechnology Center has been designed with customer needs in mind.There’s more room for customer training and technology seminars, as well as for cutting demonstrations of larger model Mazak machines geared to the area’s specific manufacturing requirements. The new facility will have ample space for service and applications support for these larger machines and for a wide range of larger INTEGREX Multi-Tasking machines. With increased complexity of customer parts and corresponding sophistication of machines, the importance of training and support will be enhanced with the new facility in the area. It will continue to serve as a regional service hub with 20 field service engineers based out of the facility, along with 5 phone support engineers, several of whom are bilingual to meet the diverse language needs of the region. The Open House will show visitors actual part cutting solutions on machine models that provide turning and milling andY-axis capabilities. To register for the Open House being held June 15-16, 2011, please visit http://www.MazakUSA.com/GrandOpening.


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United Technologies Corp. rose the most in 11 months after saying 2011 sales will be at the high end of its forecast, buoyed by rising demand for Carrier air conditioners and refrigeration and Pratt & Whitney engine parts.

The 35lb 310 SUGV robotic system is used on the battlefield mainly by explosive ordnance disposal teams and is suitable for dismounted mobile operations where it is used to keep soldiers out of critical situations. The robots to be received under the current contract will also be used by combat engineers and marines to enhance situational awareness in dangerous situations. iRobot’s government and industrial robots division president, Robert Moses, said that the 310 SUGV robot has proven its worth as a manportable, rugged and easy-to-use robot. “As a result of ongoing positive user feedback and its success on the battlefield, 310 SUGV will now be used to perform an even wider variety of missions,” he added. The $7.6m contract has been awarded by the US Army Contracting Command-Warren, Michigan, US, under a new indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract. A2Z METALWORKER

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Annual revenue may be $57 billion, up from a previous forecast of at least $56 billion as pent-up demand stokes growth in existing divisions, the company said. Chief Executive Officer Louis Chenevert raised the full-year profit forecast by a nickel to as much as $5.40 a share. Orders rose across divisions as Pratt & Whitney logged more placements for its new geared turbofan jet engine and Carrier benefited from U.S. residential cooling and refrigeration demand. Profit was helped by 1 cent a share from currency translation into U.S. dollars and hedges in Canada. United Technologies gets more than half its sales from overseas, with about one-quarter from Europe. “We had anticipated that the first quarter could be particularly strong, but it was even more impressive than we had expected, driven by the acceleration of organic growth to 9 percent,” Joseph Nadol, a JPMorgan Chase & Co. analyst in NewYork, said in a note to clients. The company “overcame the cost pressure that is a concern across the industrial space.”


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and with more than 30 years of experience working for machine shops throughout the Salt Lake City area. One of the more exciting companies Mike worked for was Daleboot USA, and Mike says it is the last US manufacturer of ski boots still in business. At Daleboot, Mike learned how to make plastic injection molds, and was instrumental in upgrading the design of the products Daleboot sold. At Daleboot, Mike first experienced his first taste of entrepreneurship. Owner Mel rented machine time when he needed machining done. Mike calculated that a machine purchase would have a pay back of less than a year, and he purchased his first machine, a Sharp vertical milling machine. He brought the machine into Daleboot’s facility, and was paid both wages and machine time rental. “The machine paid for itself in 6 months”, Mike said. Mike purchased the Sharp milling machine from a high school colleague, Clark Smith. Aside from his relationship with Clark that dated back to their teen years, Mike says that everyone engaged in machining in Utah knows of the excellent reputation of Smith Machinery. Mike says, “Smith Machinery has been selling machines for more than

50 years now, and they have years of knowledge in manufacturing technologies and applications. Their products include such a range of the world’s leading machine tool builders.” He continued, “Their service is outstanding, and it includes installing, integrating, servicing and training on advanced manufacturing technologies. Their sales engineers are Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineers (and journeymen machinists), and Smith Machinery is probably one of very few machine tool dealers in the whole United States who went through the process of certifying to ISO 9001:2008.” Mike likens his machine tool preferences to his car buying preferences. “I like higher end cars - they perform better than entry level, and the same applies to machine tools.The Mazak machines that I purchased recently from Smith Machinery are the best value out there.They aren’t the cheapest and they aren’t the most expensive, but they are, over the machine’s lifetime, the winner amongst other machines, with lower total cost of ownership.”

He bought all three new machines from Smith Machinery. “I don’t buy used cars or used machines”, Mike elaborated. So how has business ownership gone for Mike at JHP? Mike says, “It took so much more time and effort to open the shop than I ever imagined. I have a new respect for entrepreneurs who started their own companies. Now that we’re open for business, I am enjoying it more and more.” Mike’s first customer came from a referral from Clark Smith, Mike said. Since then, the customer base is rapidly growing. “People knew of my machining skills from my previous employment”, Mike said, “so this gave us an in. Since then, they have seen that we offer quick turnaround, high quality, and a good value to our customers. We make the parts as if we were making the part for my grandsons’ race go-karts!” Today, the Kart racing industry comprises just a small part of JHP’s business.

He continued, “I have run several top of the line machines over the course of my employment at several machine shops.The Mazak is robust, and it fits what I wanted to do in my shop as well as how much money I wanted to spend. My Mazaks should last 20 years.” JH Precision opened less than a year ago, with Mike’s intention to focus the business on his family’s hobby and passion, that of go cart racing. “ I just knew I could make accessories for go cart racers that would make their racing experience more positive. I knew it from my experience, as I am racing now, as well as from the market research I conduct with grandsons Gavin and Tevin, who are also racers.” JH Precision didn’t open with a single entry level machine, as many start-ups have. Instead, Mike purchased 2 Mazaks, a Nexus 510C II vertical machine center with a 48 tool magazine, and a QTN 100M CNC lathe with live tooling.The NEXUSVertical Machining Centers are built with more productivity-enhancing features than any other verticals in their class.This makes them an incredible value for shops large and small. Packed with 48 tools, a variety of workpieces can be machined without changing the tool setup.The Mazatrol Matrix CNC control features the simplest, smartest conversational programming complete with monitoring and diagnostics. Mike also purchased a Marvel automatic saw with 10” capacity that can cut within .010 of an inch over 100 parts.

What’s next? Continue to serve customers -- not to grow too large – so that JH Precision always offers its customers the boutique quality, service and support. To cross some more items off his bucket list! And to continue to enjoy go cart racing – himself, and as a spectator for his grand kids. I can’t wait to see his granddaughter Aspen on her debut! For more information on JH Precision, a small machine shop dedicated to customer service, call Mike Kresser at (801) 280-6063. For information on Mazak machines in Utah and Idaho, call Smith Machinery at (801) 263-6403 or go to smithmachinetools.com. A2Z METALWORKER

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U.S. should relax defense export rules - Northrop The United States could boost its defense exports by easing restrictions on information about the technology used on its military hardware, the chief executive of U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman said. The United States operates under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) administered by the country’s State Department. The rules control exports of defense products and often restrain the export of sensitive technology and data such as those used on unA2Z METALWORKER

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manned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to other markets such as the Middle East. “The U.S. has been very focused on protecting its technological edge but that has probably done damage to its defense industrial base,” Northrop CEO Wes Bush said. “These policies intended to keep this technology for the U.S. but encouraged other nations to develop their own technologies, meaning the U.S. lost valuable export opportunities.” As well as boosting exports, easing restrictions on all but the most sensitive programs would help the United States improve relationships with allies and allow it to forge new partnerships, he said. “The U.S. would protect everything regardless of what it was but that needs to be relaxed -- we need higher walls around fewer things,” said Bush. “More technology sharing will broaden the market for defense products and will lead to more robust partnerships.” Defense companies around the world have been hit by a slowdown in defense spending by Western governments in recent months. Bush urged the British and U.S. governments to work more closely with industry to find ways to speed up the procurement process while also cutting costs. “Economic and budgetary pressures are as dire as we have seen them, so we must do something about the affordability and timing of so many important defense and security programs,” Bush said.

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CEOs Argue Better STEM Education Is Needed The Washington Times reports a “survey by Change the Equation, a coalition of educators and CEOs of companies that includes Time Warner, Xerox and ExxonMobil, found that while students in many schools meet the benchmarks set by their states, those thresholds fall far below national levels set by the US Department of Education’s National Assessment of Education Program (NAEP).” Retired Intel CEO Craig Barrett said that despite talk about improving US science and math education over the past fifty years, “not a damn thing has happened.”

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March. “We will select a supplier late in the second quarter and begin to go down the path to develop the alternate helmet,” Branyan says. “We will continue down that path as far as we have to. It’s smart program management.”

The F-35 does not have a head-up display (HUD), and an HMD capable of day and night operation is a critical requirement.

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PINNACLE PRECISION LLC. CNC SWISS MACHINING likely know of some of the names that Medicine Lodge took on, including Mitek, Innovasive Devices, and even Johnson & Johnson. Large Fortune 100 companies were interested in the company, as they saw tremendous value in the medical patents that came out of Medicine Lodge. Ken Jensen and Dan Perkins credit the success of their business to a world-renowned physician, Dr Marlowe Goble.Throughout Dr. Marlowe Goble’s brilliant career he has continuously improved the field of sports medicine and orthopedic care. Dr. Goble spent the last 30 years breaking new ground in the field of knee surgery and has gained a reputation as a top surgeon in orthopedics. Dr. Goble moved to breathtaking Logan, Utah, many years ago. As he was busy researching, prototyping, and then bringing medical products to market, he purchased a precision CNC machine shop and a precision Swiss CNC shop. The machine shop was acquired to support Dr. Goble’s R&D efforts, and the Swiss CNC shop was bought for the purpose of manufacturing production parts. Dr. Goble aptly named the manufacturing entity “Medicine Lodge”. Other companies founded by Marlowe include a facet arthroplasty device company, Facet Solutions;Western Surgery Center; and Frontier Biomedical. Dr. Goble’s most recent research company, Venture M.D., currently develops and funds orthopedic research ideas. Ken and Dan both were very involved in running the machine shop divisions of Medicine Lodge, even after it changed hands and names over time. If you are familiar with manufacturing entities in this part of the United States, you most A2Z METALWORKER

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But that’s not what this article is about, though Ken and Dan believe that Dr. Goble’s strong desire to expand manufacturing in Logan, Utah, resulted in dozens of start-up machine shops that are now excelling in Logan, Utah, a remote community approximately 100 miles from Salt Lake City. Pinnacle Precision is one of them. “We had such a fascinating experience working under Dr. Goble”, Ken said, “and we even had several opportunities to be in the operating room during Dr. Goble’s surgeries so that we see first hand how to make better products. Not many machine shop owners had the privilege to help design critical medical products like we have.” Pinnacle Precision, founded seven and a half years ago by Dan Perkins and Ken Jensen, is a Veteran-owned business. Dan and Ken were ideal partners, both skilled machinists, and both who had worked well with each other at a number of businesses over the years. Dan describes Ken as a “math wizard”, so talented that he could take on any new technical challenge, and Ken describes Dan as the partner who works exceptionally well with our customers”. The company is well known for its expertise in small machine parts, ranging from ¾ inch to

.010 inch in size. The two brainstormed their company name for what they wanted their company to represent, the pinnacle, or height of precision machining. And with each of the founders having worked in the machining industry for 25 plus years, making parts for the aerospace, medical, defense and artillery industries, the company can make some of the most complex small parts. Pinnacle Precision also prides itself on its ability to make parts out of some of the more difficult to machine metals as Titanium, Stainless, Inconel, Incoloy, and Nickel.Their customers reside throughout the United States, and even into Canada. The company continues to invest in some of the most sophisticated equipment, including the 3 Star CNC Swiss machines they purchased in the past year and a half. Their latest, the Star SR20J, incorporates a main spindle, sub spindle, and live tooling for milling drilling. Both high-pressure coolant spindles have full contouring axes for 4th axis work. The Star CNC Swiss machines are multiaxis machine tools equipped with live tooling and sub-spindles. Parts are completed in one cycle without secondary operations. With computer aided programming and the ease of set-ups, lead times are drastically reduced. Ken says, “the lead time to procure raw material is usually our bottle-

Pinnacle Precision customers share some of their experiences with the Pinnacle Precision team. Here is what they have to say. “We’ve been using Pinnacle Precision as a supplier for more than 5 years now. They machine components for our end products, which are medical devices.

neck.” He continued, “Gone is the paradigm that large batch sizes are needed to be economical. In fact for a large number of part configurations, our Swiss machines are the choice machines for medium to low volume part manufacturing.” Pinnacle Precision also owns a wire EDM machine, and some of the most sophisticated inspection equipment available. “Our Brown and Sharp Tesa Scan can test product accuracy to within 40 millionths”, Dan said, “which is the equivalent of the width of a piece of paper sliced 75 times.” And you will be hard-pressed to find the Oasis (Optical Automatic Smart Inspection System) in many machine shops. With years of experience at very large manufacturing facilities, including Parker Hannifin, Williams International, and Medicine Lodge, making very high tolerance, precision parts, ISO certification was something that Ken and Dan knew that they would have to take on. “We put all of the processes in place from the time we opened the business”, Dan said, “and so when we had sufficient funds last year to go through the Certification accreditation, it literally only took us 1 month to complete.” Both Dan and Ken believe that the ISO certification facilitates productivity improvements and results in a more efficient and well run operation. “The scores count”, Dan said. “Our typical scores for quality and on-time delivery are 97% or better.” The company takes pride in their philosophy of “parts aren’t done until they are cleaned and de-burred”.The company invested in an ultrasonic vapor degreaser, and all de-burring stations are equipped with microscopes for 100% inspection.

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“During FTM-15, Aegis BMD (ballistic missile defense) will demonstrate for the first time its capability to negate the longer-range threats that must be countered in Phase 1” of the U.S.-planned bulwark for Europe, J. Michael Gilmore, the Pentagon’s top weapons tester, said in congressional testimony last month. The United States expects to meet its goal of putting an initial missile defense capability in Europe by the end of this year even though efforts to find a host nation for a powerful Raytheon-built radar station are still under way, Brad Roberts, a deputy assistant secretary of defense, said. Obama in 2009 scrapped a George W. Bush-era plan to build a European version, in the Czech Republic and Poland, of the ground-based shield already deployed in California and Alaska. Instead, his Pentagon turned to the more flexible Aegis technology to better match its Iran expectations. As part of the Pentagon’s plan, the United States is seeking a southeastern European country to host the Raytheon X-band radar that would hand off data to the Aegis ships -- a concept dubbed “launch on remote.” In the coming test, the interceptor missile will be cued by such an AN/TPY-2 radar unit, fed through a battle management center, just as is planned for Europe, Army Lieutenant General Patrick O’Reilly said. “The USS Monterey is at sea today and, when paired with the AN/TPY-2 radar, will provide initial BMD protection of southern Europe from existing SRBM, MRBM and IRBM threats,” he said, abbreviating for short-, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles. Greg Thielmann, a missile defense expert at the private Arms Control Association, discounted the likelihood of a near-term Iranian intermediate-range missile threat.

BAE, KMW Vie For Brazil Armored Vehicle Upgrade BAE Systems and European armored vehicle rival Krauss-Maffei Wegmann are vying to upgrade the Brazilian Army’s M113 armored vehicle fleet. Both companies brought upgraded vehicles to the Latin American Aerospace and Defense show here this week as the two sides stepped up the fight to upgrade about 150 vehicles with new engines, upgraded transmission, new electronic architecture, better armor protection and other improvements. BAE executives here said the U.S. government is in talks with their Brazilian counterparts to upgrade the vehicles to the current U.S. A2 Mk1 standard in a foreign military sales deal. BAE said it would partner with the Brazilian Army’s own depot operation to undertake the upgrade if the deal is agreed. For its part, KMW said it was partnering with German M113 upgrade expert Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG) to try to secure the Brazilian work. A company spokesman said the vehicle developments would be suited to the Brazilian market but would have the “DNA of vehicles” in the KMW range. The new company would act as the continental hub for KMW’s efforts in the region, the spokesman said. KMW is nearing completion of a deal to supply 270 surplus Leopard 1 main battle tanks to the Brazilian Army.The final vehicles will be delivered by the end of this year and the German vehicle builder hopes to secure a long-term support agreement for the tanks. The partnership with FFG could lead to other co-operation projects in the Brazilian market, KMW said. Armored vehicle upgrades for the

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L-3 Awarded Contract for C-17 Training System Program L-3 Communications announced that its Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) unit has been awarded a contract to operate the U.S. Air Force’s C-17 Training System (TS) program. In addition to an initial one-year award, the program includes four one-year options and an additional option for two more years of training support. The contract has a maximum potential value that is expected to be $976 million. L-3 Link will operate the Air Force’s C-17 TS program as the prime contractor, combining the former stand-alone C-17 Aircrew Training System (ATS) and Maintenance Training System (MTS) programs under a single contract. The C-17 TS is the Air Force’s largest airlift transport training system. L-3 Link will oversee the program management, training device modifications, courseware development, instruction and concurrency management between the training system and aircraft platform. A2Z METALWORKER

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The Washington Post reports, “National studies indicate that the ranks of the self-employed have increased during the economic downturn, suggesting that high unemployment rates have prompted many people to start off on their own.” According to one study, “the number of firms that launched with one person rose to 340 per 100,000 per month in 2010, compared with 300 per 100,000 per month in 2007.”

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The SDB II is an air-launched, precision-strike standoff weapon that can be used against moving and fixed targets in adverse weather conditions. The weapon incorporates an improved seeker that features three modes of operation: millimeter-wave radar, uncooled imaging infrared and semi-active laser. “Raytheon’s SDB II features a mature tri-mode seeker and a cutting-edge warhead, and completing the CDR proves our design is producible and mature,” said Harry Schulte, Raytheon Missile Systems vice president. “Raytheon has an affordable and executable plan to deliver a robust engineering and manufacturing development program.” Tom White, Raytheon’s SDB II program director, said that using an uncooled seeker and other approaches, improves weapon reliability and reduces production and life-cycle costs.

Force Protection and CAE Jointly Compete for TAPV Project Force Protection Industries and CAE have teamed up to compete for Canada’s tactical armored patrol vehicle (TAPV) project. According to the agreement, Force Protection will offer Cougar wheeled combat vehicles variants to meet Canadian forces’TAPV requirements. CAE would provide in-service support (ISS) solutions including vehicle operator and mission training systems, engineering information environment, fleet management services, and systems engineering support as well as lifecycle and integrated logistics support services.

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Ball Aerospace Begins CryogenicTesting ofWebb Telescope Flight Mirrors

the first of three acceptance tests for the flight mirror assemblies. Ball will test a second set of six mirror assemblies at Marshall in July, and a final set of six in the fall of 2011. “The kickoff for the final cryogenic testing of the mirrors has been eight years in the making,” said Cary Ludtke, vice president and general manager for the Ball Aerospace Civil and Operational Space strategic business unit. “This milestone speaks to the disciplined and painstaking approach successfully employed by the development team and partners.”

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has delivered six of 18 James Webb Space Telescope mirror segments for cryogenic acceptance testing, to the Marshall Space Flight Center X-ray & Cryogenic Facility (XRCF), Huntsville, Ala.

In addition to the primary mirror assemblies, Ball Aerospace will deliver the secondary flight mirror assembly in October. Protoflight testing of the tertiary and fine steering mirror assemblies will be complete in July, and the aft optics bench will also be fully assembled by October.

The first full set of coated mirrors will be mounted to a fixture and undergo final cryogenic protoflight testing inside Marshall’s XRCF chamber. Ball Aerospace engineers will initiate round-the-clock testing on April 15, which will continue for eight weeks. This is

Ball Aerospace is the principal optical subcontractor for the JWST program, led by prime contractor Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, under contract to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Ball is responsible for developing the telescope optics, including the

18 beryllium mirror segment assemblies that comprise the primary mirror. Each of the 18 hexagonal-shaped mirror assemblies weighs approximately 40 kilograms( 88 pounds) after light-weighting.

Small, Midsize Manufacturers Increasingly Optimistic, Survey Finds IndustryWeek reported, “The number of small and midsize manufacturing executives expecting revenue increases in 2011 has doubled over the past six months, according to survey results released April 21 by Prime Advantage.” Respondents who expect revenue increases rose from 36% last year to 72%, as of February. There was also improved feedback on hiring, with almost half responding that they expected to expand their workforces. Additionally, more companies said they intended to move some production back to the US from overseas. A2Z METALWORKER

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“This rate increase reflects the strong demand for the 777,” Larry Loftis, 777 vice president and general manager, said in a news release. “It continues to be the clear leader in the 300400 passenger seat market.” Boeing took in orders for 56 777 from Jan. 1 though May 10 and has a backlog of more than 280 of the aircraft. With the rate increase, Boeing cut production flow from 52 to 49 days, removing days in wing spar, service-ready wing and final body join areas. A2Z METALWORKER

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OMAX® Sponsors Winning Team at FIRST Robotics Championship

OMAX Corporation recently sponsored the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics team from Aviation High School in Des Moines, Washington. Following victory at the regional level, the team won the prestigious Creativity Award in the FIRST Championship held April 27-30, 2011, in St. Louis, Missouri. Inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST in

1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology.The not-for-profit organization’s FIRST Robotics Championship is an international event in which teams of high school students build a robot over a period of six weeks using the core principles of engineering and mathematics. The final teams – 8,600 students from 11 countries – were selected from more than 42,000 contestants who already competed at regional-level competitions around the world. This is the third year that OMAX has sponsored Aviation High School’s FIRST Robotics team. Each Friday evening during the team’s build season, OMAX Lead Electrical Engineer Kevin Hay supervised the Aviation High School team as members cut parts for their robot at the OMAX headquarters. Using the MAXIEM® 1530 and OMAX 2652 models, the team was able to cut the precise parts needed for its prize-winning robot. “Working with the kids is a lot of fun, but it also fits OMAX’s goal of promoting science and engineering education,” said Kevin Hay. .” For more information on OMAX products and accessories, contact Sandra McLain at 800.838.0343, visit www.omax.com or follow us on Twitter at @OMAXCorp.

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Drills Castrol_____________800-894-7773 Fuchs Machinery_ ___ 303-744-1205 ATS Inds.Supply______ 801-978-4428 Hangsterfer’s_ ______ 800-433-LUBE Moore Tool & Equiopment_ 602-455-8904 US Shop Tools________ 714-772-9011 Marshall Tool & Supply__ 602-269-6295 Dust Collectors, Filtration Equip. Qualichem, Inc._ _____ 480-320-0308 Blaser____________ 801-722-4095 Star Metal Fluids_ ____ 800-367-9966 Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Cutting Tools Castrol _ __________ 800-894-7773 Fuchs Machinery______ 303-744-120 DCM Tech __________ 800-533-5339 Marshall Tool & Supply__ 602-269-6295 Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Micro 100_ ________ 208-888-7310 EDM Materials & Supplies Moore Tool & Equipment_602-455-8904 ATS Inds.Supply_______ 801-978-4428 Shop Tools, Inc._ _____ 303-375-9190 Blaser____________ 801-722-4095 US Shop Tools_______ 714-772-9011 Castrol____________ 800-894-7773

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Machine Tool Rebuilding EDM Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 Process Improvement BMSC _ _____________ 602-445-9400 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Rapid Prototyping 3D Parts To Go_ _____ 801-380-7935 Reverse Engineering Advanced Coord. Tech ___ _303-469-6161 Diversified Metal Services___ 801-972-6093 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Rigging IRH ____________801-972-5581 Spindle Rebuilding Setco-Pope Spindles______866-362-0699 Staffing Resource Mfg_________801-265-1999 Statistical Process Control Total Quality Systems Inc.__ 480-377-6422 SHOP FLOOR AUTOMATION Hardware: USB Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Scheduling Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Serial Port USED MACHINERY Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Automatics & Machinery Co__ 303-651-6545 Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Software:CNC Networking Denver Machine Tool Inc.___ 303-324-0448 Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox EDM Network_ ________ 480-836-1782 Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Jorgensen Machine Tools___800-952-0151 RS232 Cabling K.D. Capital Equipment____480-922-1674 Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Machine Mart_________303-853-8665 Transportation Methods West_________602-437-2220 IRH ____________801-972-5581 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 Virtual CNC PrecisionFab Inc._ ____303-779-9180 Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 S&S Machinery Sales_____602-368-8542 TOOLING WATERJET CUTTING Arc Cutting Tools Action Machine________303-532-2900 Helical Solutions_______866-543-5422 Fabricating Equip Sales___ 303-466-7342 TRAINING FLOW Intl.___________909-620-5707 CAD/CAM Training Global EDM Supply_____480-836-8330 Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Jorgensen Machine Tools___800-952-0151 CNC Machining OMAX Corp_________800-838-0343 Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Conventional Machining WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Ebbco Inc_ _______800--809-3901 Machining Software WELD CLEANER Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Capital Weld Cleaners___ 480-967-0016

Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

BROACHING Ponderosa Ind_________303-298-1801 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Specialty Steel Services___ 801-539-8252 Turning: Automatic Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 CASTINGS

ASSEMBLIES Alfred Manufacturing_____ 303-302-7138 Bar-S Machine_________ 928-636-2115 Cimtech_ ___________ 801-373-6813 High Precision Devices_____303-447-2558 Prescott’s Manufacturing___ 719-482-5826 Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 Wasatch Laser Processing___801-972-3500 Welded Assemblies Weiser/Mile High Precision_ 303-280-2778 BENDING Harco Metal Products_____480-829-0450 JQ Enterprises__________801-975-0777 Mandrel Bending BK Machine Inc.________801-253-1929 BONDING Diffusion Vacco Industries________ 626-443-7121 BRAZING Precision Casting Repair_ __ 801-972-2345

Coating: Nickel/Teflon/Chrome May Fundry & Machine___ 801-531-8931 Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Castings: Repair LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Precision Casting Repair_ _ 801-972-2345 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. CLEANING Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Electro-Coating Services Wasatch Metal Finishing_ _ 801-779-2020 Vacco Industries_______ 626-443-7121 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 COATING COLD SPRAY Accuwright Industries_ ___ 480-892-9595 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Arizona Finishing______ 602-438-4443 Accuwright Industries____480-892-9595 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Cimtech___________801-373-6813 IDS Machining_______ 801-779-9662 DESIGN/ CAD/CAM Coating Technologies_ ___ 623-581-2648 Bar-S Machine_________ 928-636-2115 Innovative Precision____ 801-334-6317 LA Specialties_________602-269-7612 H& S Machine_________ 801-755-7627 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 303-833-5877 DIE CASTING Coating: Black Oxide Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 __ Watkins Tool & Supply_ 303-295-9603 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Coating Technologies_ ___ 623-581-2648 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 DIES Coating: Chem Film LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Quality Mold_ _______ 480-892-5480 METCO Metal Finishing___ 602-276-4120 DISTRIBUTION Pilkington Metal Finishing_ _ 801-972-2146 EDM: Wire Alfred Manufacturing_____303-302-7138 Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Coating: Metal Spray EDM Brendell Manufacturing_ __801-677-7700 WMC Machining_______ 801-978-1388 EDM: Dialectric Systems Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Coating: Dry Film Lube /Filtration Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Ebbco Inc_ __________ 586-716-5151 Cimtech_ __________ 801-373-6813 EDM: Drilling Small Hole Excalibur Manufacturing___719-520-5404 Coating: Liquid Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 BK Machine Inc.______801-253-1929 Foremaster Tool_______801-737--0265 • 55 • May/June 2011 55 •May/June 2011


Dave Newman 3981 S 700 E Suite 9 Salt Lake City, UT 84107 Phone 801-265-1999


High Tech Mfg________ 801-972-2422 IDS Machining________ 801-779-9662 Innovative Precision______801-334-6317 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Paramount Machine_ ___ 801-282-2755 H&R Precision_________801-975-7400 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Phoenix Heat Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Bead Blasting DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 De-Rusting Wasatch Metal Finishing_ _801-779-2020 A2Z METALWORKER

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Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Graining DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Hand Deburring: Precision DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Liquid Painting Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Passivation Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Polishing DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Powder Coating Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146

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

Silk Screening Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Potting/Encapsulation Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Rapid Prototyping Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 Tumble Deburring Wasatch Metal Finishing_ _801-779-2020 Vibratory Finishing DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Wet Paint/CARC MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 FOUNDRY May Foundry & Machine_ 801-531-8931 State Brass Foundry & Mach._ 801-467-9461

GAS NITRIDING Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 GEAR CUTTING Delltronics, Inc________ 303-789-2661 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 Specialty Steel Svcs____ 801-539-8252 Gear Hobbing Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 GRINDING AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126

Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding, Blanchard Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Steel Services Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 Grinding: OD AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____602-437-8995 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding: Surface ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Quality Mold_ _______480-892-5480 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 GALVANIZING Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Quality Mold_ _______480-892-5480 ENGINEERING/DESIGN 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128

Nuclear Filter Tech_____303-384-9785 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____602-437-8995 FABRICATION Aero Tech_ _______ 801-292-0493 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_ 303-427-6419 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Mountain View Machine _ _435-755-0500 Fabrication: Enclosures Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Fabrication: Medium & Large Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Weiser/Mile High Precision_ 303-280-2778 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388

Fabrication: SheetMetal Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 Cimtech_________ 801-373-6813 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Laser Concepts Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 TMM Precision _ ______800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision_303-280-2778 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Fabrication: Non-Metal Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 FINISHING Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Galvanizing: Hot Dip Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375

TMM Precision _ ______ 800-448-9448 Galvanizing: Zinc Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375 FORMING 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 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Custom Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Cryogenics Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Aluminum Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Nitriding Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Inspection Services Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 • 57 • May/June 2011 57 •May/June 2011


A Veteran-Owned Small Business

Shawn Carlin scarlin@gmsaz.com

Sustaining Edge Solutions__888-572-9642 IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair__801-972-2345 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Laser Concepts Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Leach Laser_ _________602-254-1141 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 TMM Precision _ ______800-448-9448 Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Micro Vacco Industries______ 626-443-7121 Laser Cutting: Non-Metal Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Laser Cutting: 3D E-Coat MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 A2Z METALWORKER

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EMI/RFI Shielding Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Laminating Wesco Laser Mchg.___303-765-5916 Laser Engraving 4 Axis Machining Inc.____ 303-295-1544 Vacco Industries______ 626-443-7121 Laser Marking 4 Axis Machining Inc.____ 303-295-1544 High Tech Mfg________ 801-972-2422 Vacco Industries______ 626-443-7121 LINE BORING WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 MACHINING Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Alfred Mfg_________ 303-302-7138 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Seastom__________800-634-2356 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: 3D Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577

Machining: 5 Axis 4 Axis Machining Inc.____303-295-1544 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 CNC Rescue_ ________ 801-266-2261 DaCo Precision Manuf._ __801-478-9000 Fauston_ __________303-420-7422 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Machining: Aerospace Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Machine Dynamics_ ____208-852-3100 Matrix Machine_____ 480-966-4451 Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024 Machine Dynamics_ ____208-852-3100 Matrix Machine_____ 480-966-4451 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 303-833-5877 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount Machine_ ___801-282-2755 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722

Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Prescott’s Mfg_________719-482-5826 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Quality Mold_ _______480-892-5480 Quick Turn Precision_____801-334-6800 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 White Rock Inc._ _____ 435-750-6414 Machining: Contract American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Machine Dynamics_ ____208-852-3100 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount Machine_ ___801-282-2755 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Machining: Laser AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Fauston_ _________ 303-420-7422 Foremaster Tool______ 801-737--0265

www.Prototype­Cafe.com Have it your way at the Prototype­Cafe Polyjet 3D RP Parts, CNC maching, Vacuum Forming, Urethane molding, Compression molding, Carbon Fiber, Finishes including paint & metals. Prototype­Cafe 10336 S. Dransfeldt Rd. #3 Parker, CO 80134


JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 Gerome Mfg________520-622-8402 High Tech Mfg_______ 801-972-2422 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Leach Laser_ _________602-254-1141 Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024 Machine Dynamics_ ___ 208-852-3100 Matrix Machine______ 480-966-4451 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Quality Mold_ ______480-892-5480 Reata Engineering & Mach_ 303-936-1350 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Mobile Field Service WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: Mold Base Maverick Mold & Machine_303-833-5877 Machining: Production 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929


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Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 CNC Rescue_ _______ 801-266-2261 Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 DaCo Precision Manuf._ __801-478-9000 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Fauston_ _________ 303-420-7422 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 High Tech Mfg_______ 801-972-2422 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Machine Dynamics_ ___ 208-852-3100 Paramount Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 Prescott’s Mfg________719-482-5826 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Reata Engineering & Mach_ 303-936-1350 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Prototype 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 4 Axis Machining Inc.____303-295-1544 Accutech Machine______801-975-11174 Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Central Valley Machine__435-752-0934 Cling’s Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 CNC Rescue_ ________ 801-266-2261



Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 DaCo Precision Manuf._ __801-478-9000 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Fauston_ __________303-420-7422 Foremaster Tool______ 801-737--0265 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 High Precision Devices_ __303-447-2558 IDS Machining______ 801-779-9662 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Leading Edge Machine_ _ 435-563-9425 Lewis Aerospace______ 877-254-2024 Machine Dynamics_ ___ 208-852-3100 Micropulse West______ 480-966-2300 Mountain View Machine_ 435-755-0500 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Premac Precision Mach’g_ 719-784-9434 Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 Quick Turn Precision_ __ 801-334-6800 Radtech_ _________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Seastrom_ ________ 800-634-2356 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Machining: Plastics Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 Machining: Quick Turn Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Machining: R & D Milling 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980

American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 Prescott’s Mfg_______ 719-482-5826 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 White Rock Inc._ _____ 435-750-6414 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: CNC 4 Axis Machining Inc.____303-295-1544 Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Brendell Manufacturing__ 801-677-7700 Cling’s Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 CNC Rescue_ _______ 801-266-2261 Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 DaCo Precision Manuf.__ 801-478-9000 Davis Manufacturing___ 303-762-0550 Fauston_ _________ 303-420-7422 Foremaster Tool_____ 801-737--0265 H&R Precision_______ 801-975-7400 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 IDS Machining_ _____ 801-779-9662 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Leading Edge Machine__ 435-563-9425 A2Z METALWORKER

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Local: (956)631-6880 Fax: (206)203-3102 www.mpitx.com


Gregg A. Dunlap Business Development

greggd@metcofinishing.com www.thelindgrengroup.com

3508 East Corona Avenue Phoenix. AZ 85040 OFFICE 602-276-4120 CELL 602-725-8380 FAX 602-276-0109

Apex Engineering_ ___ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Cling’s Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 CNC Rescue_ _______ 801-266-2261 DMSI___________801-972-6093 IDS Machining_ _____ 801-779-9662 Micro-Tronics, Inc_____ 602-437-8995 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Reata Eng.& Mach_ ___ 303-936-1350 Seastrom_ ________800-634-2356 A2Z METALWORKER

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Machining:Medical WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Machining: Semiconductor Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Prescott’s Mfg________ 719-482-5826 Machining: Swiss Machining: Milling 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 High Tech Mfg_______ 801-972-2422 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 White Rock_ ________ 435-750-6414 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Machining: Ultra-Precision Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 CNC Rescue_ _______ 801-266-2261 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 Machining: Precision White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 4 Axis Machining Inc.___ 303-295-1544 Machining: Turning American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Central Valley Machine__435-752-0934 AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Fauston_ _________ 303-420-7422 Machining: Waterjet IDS Machining_ _____ 801-779-9662 Colorado Waterjet_ ___970-532-5404 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Quick Turn Precision_ __801-334-6800 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 MANUFACTURING Leading Edge Machine_ __ 435-563-9425 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Group Mfg Serv______480-966-3952 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 High Precision Devices__303-447-2558 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 Prescott’s Manufacturing_719-482-5826 Quick Turn Precision_ __801-334-6800 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Contract Wesco Laser Mchg______ 303-765-5916 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072

Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech_ ________ 480-966-1591 Production Aero Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 BK Machine Inc.______801-253-1929 Central Valley Machine__435-752-0934 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Laser Concepts Inc.____ 801-280-7723 Prescott’s Manufacturing_719-482-5826 Robotic CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Routering CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Small Part Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Accuwright Industries___480-892-9595 METALIZING Accuwright Industries___480-892-9595 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc_____ 602-437-8995 MOLDING: ARC Watkins Tool & Supply__303-295-9603 MOLDS Colorado Tool Design Inc_ 720-218-5246 JCB Precision Tool & Mold_303-292-4434 Lifetime Products_____ 801-728-1260 Maverick Mold & Machine_303-833-5877 Prescott’s Manufacturing_719-482-5826 Quality Mold_ ______480-892-5480 Molds: Blow Lifetime Products_____ 801-728-1260 Molds: Construction IDS Machining______ 801-779-9662 Molds: Plastic Injection JCB Precision Tool & Mold__303-292-4434 Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 303-833-5877 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Watkins Tool & Supply_ _ 303-295-9603 Molds: DieCast Design Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Molds: Injection Design Alfred Manufacturing_ 303-302-7138

Phosphate MPI International______956-631-6880 PUNCHING Group Manufacturing Serv_ 480-966-3952

Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 JCB Precision Tool & Mold_303-292-4434 Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 Molds: Rotational 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 Molds: Trim Die Design Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Molds Steel DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Aero Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 Jet Processing____ 623-869-6749x117 Mil Spec Painting Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 PAINTING MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392

REPAIR Bearing Surface Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Hydraulic Cylinder Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 ROLL FORMING Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 Rolling: thread Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 ROUTERING, CNC Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 SAW CUTTING Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 SHOT PEENING Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 SPINNING: METAL Metal Spinning Solutions__ 480-899-0939 SPLINES Specialty Steel Services__ 801-539-8252

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DMSI...55 DunRite Deburring...57 Ebbco Inc...51 EDM Network...22,52 EDM Performance Accessories...52 EMJD Corp....1,18-20,57 Erickson Metals...50 Excalibur Manufacturing..56 Fabricating Equipment Sales..24,52 Falcon Sheet Metal...59 Faustson...30,56 Flow Intl...39,50 Foothills Machinery..11,25,50 Foremaster Tool...59 Frontier Metal Stamping...60 Fuchs Machinery...50,52 Gage Lab Products...52 Ganesh Machinery...25 Genesis TIG Welding...60 Gladhill Assoc...24,50 Global EDM Supply...51 Group Manufacturing...56 H&R Precision...56 Hangsterfer’s...15,51 Harco Metal Products...55 Hardinge...50 Hartwig...17,50 HAAS Automation...2,50 Helical...52 High Precision Devices...56 High Tech Manufacturing...55 Horizon Carbide...52 Howard PMP....14,60 IDS Machining...59 Industrialex...55 Industrial Heat Treat Co...54 Innovative Precision...55 Integrated Electric Solutions..53 IRH...53 Iron & Metals, Inc...32,53 JCB Precision Tool & Mold...60 JH Precision...34-35 J.M. Grisley...50 Jet Processing...59 JPS Manufacturing...59 Jordan River Galvanizing...59 Jorgensen Machine Tools ...50,53 JQ Enterprises...60 K.D. Capital Equipment...52

King Machine...25 Klontech Industrial..51,52 L.A. Specialties...56 L.A.R. Manufacturing...55 Laser Concepts...58 Leach Laser...57 Leading Edge Machine...58 Lewis Aerospace...55 Lifetime Products, Inc...56 Machine Dynamics..58 Machine Mart...50 Marshall Tool...52 Marzee...16,57 Matrix Machine Inc...56,57 Maverick Mold & Machine...55 May Foundry & Machine...54 MEP...52 Metal Processing Intl...60 Metal Spinning...56 Metal Supermarkets...24,52 Metco Metal Finishing...60 Methods ...50 Micro-Tronics Inc..21,55 Micro 100...34,51 Micropulse West ...55 Monckton Mach...2,33,50 Moore Tool....50 Mountain View...55 Muratec...52 NBS Calibrations...46,54 New West Machine Tool...51 NFT..59 Ogden-WeberTech College...52 OGP...51 Omax...26-27,50 Orion Registrar...52 Paramount Machine...56 Petersen Inc...58,59 Phoenix Heat Treating...58 Pilkington Metal Finishing...55 Pinnacle Precision...40-41,58 Ponderosa Industries...58 Powerhaus Precision...59 Precision Casting Repair...55 PrecisionFab Inc...53 Precision Mach’d Products...28-29,60 Precision Tech...59 Premac Machining...60 Premier Precision...58

Prescott’s Mfg...55 Prototype Cafe ...59 Pro-Salez...54 Qualichem...51 Quality Mold...54 Quick Turn Precision...60 RD Machine...60 Radtech..59 Reata Eng. & Machine...57 ResourceMfg...37,56 Richards Fab...56 RMTMA...44 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...53 Ron Grob CO....57 S&S Machinery...51 Samuel Son & CO...9,49,53 Seastrom...31,54 Setco...51 Sharp...43 Shop Floor Automations...52 Shop Tools, Inc..16,51 Skydandee Mfg...54 Smith Machinery Co..23,50,63 Specialty Steel Serv....12,56 SPRING WORKS Utah...60 Star Metal Fluids...3,50,51,52 State Brass Foundry & Machine...56 Superior Grinding...36,57 Sustaining Edge Solutions...51 Team Industrial Services..30,50,52 Temp Processing...56 Tipco Punch...51 TMM Precision...59 Todd Machinery...50 Total Quality Systems...42,51 Triad Machinery...51 Tsugami...5 Universal Laser Systems...10 U S Shop Tools...50 Vacco Industries...12.58 Wasatch Laser Forming...59 Wasatch Metal Finishing...57 Weiser/Mile High Precision...61 Wesco Laser Machining...57 Western States Calibration...54 Western States Metals...52 White Rock Inc...58 WMC Machining...59 Wrico Stamping...57




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