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Vol. 17, No.3 May/June 2011

Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico Edition

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New Owners of Landmark Manufacturing One of First in Arizona to Certify to ISO9001:AS9100 Rev C With the Help From BMSC’s Bretta Kelly


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Editors Corner I call myself an editor, a publisher, but the reality is I am a sales person.Without our loyal advertisers, the magazines wouldn’t exist. With their ads, I also have the ability to add lots of content about what is happening in the industry. So, I’ll call myself what I am…a sales person.

Sales can be oh so easy, when it works! I interviewed two machine shops that recently purchased some very high tech, high-end machines for their businesses. In both cases, how the sale occurred and who finally was awarded the business, is very interesting. In the case of Satowfi, a dying battery served as the basis for the end machine purchased (and likely follow-on business). In the case of start-up Howell Precision Fab, the company that believed in a start-up won the sale. Howell will also likely remain faithful to the company that helped them to get their start. I was browsing through a home improvements ad magazine that came to my house a few weeks ago. I was intrigued with “retractable screens”, allowing a nice breeze to flow through the house in the few months in Arizona when you can take advantage of this. I browsed the 3 companies whose ads appeared in the magazine, and saw that all offered comparable pricing. On that Sunday, I contacted each of the 3 companies online to request their complimentary on-site measurement and quote. One company called me within an hour, and asked if I was available Sunday evening for the in-home survey. I was available, and they came on time. I was very impressed with the product and the level of expertise the installer demonstrated. In fact, I made the decision then and there to purchase through this company.Two days later, the 2nd company contacted me, and I told them I had already made my purchase decision. The 3rd company never contacted me at all! Though the company that I contracted with wasn’t able to do the installation on the date planned, due to a serious medical emergency, they got in touch with another distributor of their product, and scheduled the install a few days after our initial plan. They communicated throughout the process, when the delay occurred. It seems simple. Respond immediately to sales leads. Follow-up as needed, and when there are unforeseen problems that occur, communicate with the customer. No surprises. It’s amazing how it works when you just do the right thing, and do what you say you will do. If everything in life could just be this easy! I wish you a very successful, happy and healthy NewYear, and God Bless our Troops.

Linda Daly Publisher

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Cover Landmark Manufacturing Owners Proudly Display Their ISO9001/AS9100 Rev C Certification With BMSC’s Bretta Kelly. Photography by Robbie. Announcements/Releases......................6-7

Shop Profile......................................1,28-30 Feature Articles........................ 50-51,54-55

Buyers Guide Equipment....................76-82

Buyers Guide Processes.....................83-93

Card Gallery........................................76-93

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

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

Published by: A2Z Metalworker

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

CONTRIBUTORS Robbie Barrkman Gene Wirth Kim Carpenter Published bi-monthly to keep metalworkers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 6300 people actively engaged in the precison manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 19,300 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to www.azmetalworker.com. All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.


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Introducing the a51nx. It’s a one-machine expansion program. It expands the cutting envelope by 14%, boosts spindle torque 19%, and improves rigidity for higher metal-removal rates and reduced vibration. Its 1G linear axis acceleration and one-second 90-degree table indexing significantly reduce non-cut time. The reliability of the a51nx expands on the industry-leading performance of Makino’s 1-Series. Most of all, the a51nx enables you to expand your ability to make lower-cost parts faster. See how at makino.com/a51nx. For more information on all Makino products in Arizona, contact David Gundersen at 602-228-0347 or David.Gundersen@makino.com. © 2011 Makino


Announcements & Releases Expertise Boosts Semiray Capabilities! Mike Rakowsky recently joined Semiray to concentrate on boosting the firm’s sales volume through attention to major customers. Mike brings 25 years’ experience in Industrial Marketing & Management as former President of a significant Defense Contractor. Mike is a graduate of Brown University. Michael Howcroft joins Semiray Special Process Division on February 7, 2011 as Chemical Process Manager. Mike graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978 with a degree in Chemistry and pursued graduate studies in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Arizona. Mike has worked in the Aerospace Metal Finishing business in the areas of Laboratory Management, Special Process Finishing, Environmental and Safety Compliance, and Process Improvement. He was a Governor appointed Commissioner and Chairman for the Commission on the Arizona Environment. Mike has been instrumental in developing corrosion protection processes for magnesium including anodizing and conversion coating. His attention to detail insures that all metal finishing processes meet the requirements of NADCAP and industry specifications, while his keen ability to problem solve ensures that no part is too complex to meet chemical process blueprint requirements. Semiray welcomes Mike and Michael to our team of dedicated professionals. For more information contact Stefanie M. Villa, Sales Manager at 602.275.1917 ext. 241 or visit our website at www.semirayinc.com to obtain a competitive quote.

Micro 100 Announces Micro-Quik! Micro 100 is proud to announce their NEWEST product offering which is taking the industry by storm! Micro-Quik is the name, and features a complete proprietary Quick-Change Tooling System that was designed to supply products for those who utilize Swiss CNC, Small Machining Centers and Lathes for their day to day manufacturing needs. Micro 100’s “Unique” and proprietary 3-point Locating/Locking system is engineered for Maximum Tool Rigidity and Centerline Repeatability within +.0005” from Tool to Tool! This is unheard of and un-matched in today’s industry! Whether your applications require… Boring, Grooving, Profiling, or Threading, MICRO 100 has solutions that will Reduce Machine Setups, Downtimes, and Tooling Costs while Boosting Productivity! A2Z METALWORKER

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Marshall Tool & Supply Corp. Introduces Parlec Presetter MarshallTool & Supply is pleased to announce its expanded relationship with Parlec. Barry Powell, General Manager of Marshall Tool says, “We are now a master distributor of Parlec products. As such, we are installing a Parlec Presetter in our Tech Center in Phoenix, and over the next few months, we will be hosting technical seminars on the Parlec presetter and toolholder technology. Parlec Presetters are most advanced and precise presetters available.” Barry says thast the Marshall Tool & Supply team will also be offering a Parlec Shrink fit machine. “No other distributor in Arizona has a presetter in their facility”, Barry continued. Marshall Tool & Supply, in business since 1937, has the largest inventory of cutting tools and related supplies in Arizona. For more information, contact them at 800-331-0213.

EPSI Announces Electroplating Services Electronic Precision Specialties, Inc. (EPSI) has been providing quality electroplating services for the Electronic, Telecommunications, Medical, and Aerospace industries since 1980. In 1985, the current ownership, led by Henry “Hank” Brown, has dedicated itself to providing Quality First electroplated finishes for their customers. Their commitment to quality includes investments in new equipment and technology, which has enabled them to offer customers unequalled quality, service, and reliability. A new modular line was added during the last quarter of 2010 for the express purpose of processing an additional chemistry, notably Palladium Cobalt, for the Electronics Industry. They are also researching additional equipment for the miniature and nano technology parts arriving at our door. EPSI is located in Brea, CA. Parts with deep ID’s, complex shapes and/ or dimensional considerations are the specialty of EPSI’s daily production. Processing systems to support EPSI include: MRP/SIBS---use of barcodes to identify all received product with tracking ability throughout the processing of product. Information including


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HaasTec Open House Draws More Than 2100 Visitors

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Haas Automation, Inc., reports that its recent HaasTec open house was a complete success, drawing more than 2100 attendees to the company’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Oxnard, California. The 3-day event drew visitors not only from across the U.S. and Canada, but also from around the world, with attendees from India, China, Israel, Latin America, and several European countries.

Held March 10 – 12, HaasTec included machine demos, extensive tours of Haas Automation’s 1-million-square-foot facility, a catered lunch, and 25 vendor booths with representatives from major CAD/CAM, tooling, and workholding manufacturers. As an added bonus, Stewart-Haas Racing had two racecars on display at the event, including the #14 Chevrolet that Tony Stewart drove to a 2nd-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Of the 20 machines on display and cutting metal at HaasTec, four were brand-new for 2011, and two – the large-capacity ST-40 and ST-40L turning centers – debuted at the show. Also on hand were the rest of the Haas new generation ST and DS turning centers – including dual-spindle and Y-axis models – as well as the DT-1 Drill/Tap Center, a wide array of new generation Haas VMCs, and a pair of Haas horizontals.

In addition to the CNC machines, HaasTec also featured a selection of Haas rotary products on display, including the brand-new HRT160SS high-speed rotary table. The HRT160SS is the fastest rotary table Haas has built to date, providing a maximum speed of 570° per second – more than four times the speed of the standard HRT160. Its compact size and high speed make it the perfect complement for the DT-1 Drill/ Tap Center, and other high-speed Haas machines. HaasTec received rave reviews from visitors and vendors alike. “We had such a great time!” enthused Andy Weinberg, of the UCSB School of Engineering. “We were blown away by your factory! It was like going to Disneyland, but better! Our shop is actively trying to raise money to buy a Haas mill and lathe for our student shop, and now, I’m really motivated.” Peter Marton of Surfware, Inc., had this to say: “It was a tremendously successful event in terms of having very focused and targeted visitors coming by to see how we could provide complimentary solutions to their Haas machines, or new customers looking for ways to be more competitive.” HaasTec 2011 was the first time in nearly a decade that Haas Automation – America’s leading machine tool builder – has hosted such an expansive event. And by all accounts, it was an overwhelming success. For more information about Haas Automation and Haas products, call 800-331-6746, or visit www.HaasCNC.com. A2Z METALWORKER

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The company’s regular business development team will continue to chase projects as small at $2 million. Wayne Einbinder has been promoted to vice president to spearhead the new division. He works out of the Tempe office. “The fact that we’re trying to grow our business requires more focus,” he said. “We’ve been chasing a lot of things.” Sundt recently opened a new office in San Antonio. Einbinder said Sundt is trying to “increase its presence” beyond its core Arizona and California markets. The company is also steering itself into more joint-venture work. Currently, Sundt is building the Health Sciences Education Building at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in a joint venture with DPR Construction. That’s a $100 million project. At Denver International Airport, Sundt is joint-venturing with Denverbased Haselden Construction LLC to pursue a $175 million project.

Arizona beats nation in small business jobs A new report from Intuit shows Arizona was among the national leaders in small business job growth in last month. The Intuit Small Business Employment Index found that nationwide, small businesses added about 50,000 jobs last month for a monthly growth rate of 0.3 percent. In Arizona, that rate was higher, at 0.7 percent. The index is based on figures from the country’s smallest businesses that use Intuit Online Payroll, of which there are more than 1,000 in Arizona. The report also found that nationwide, small business hourly employees worked an average of 107.6 hours in February, translating to a 24.8hour work week.That’s a 0.1 percent increase from the revised January figure of 107.5 hours. Average monthly pay for all small business employees was $2,612 per month, a 0.1 percent decrease compared to the previous month revised estimate of $2,614 per month. This translates to wages of about $31,300 per year, part-time work for many small business employees.

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“This month’s report is a lot like last month’s,” said Susan Woodward, the economist who worked with Intuit to create the index. “Small businesses are hiring and their people are working more hours, but measures of compensation are pretty flat, showing that the labor market is still soft.”


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Manufacturing Driving Force Behind Economic Gains, Beige Book Shows Under the headline “Beige Book Shows Manufacturers Lead Activity,” the Financial Times reports on the results of the Fed’s Beige Book survey, quoting the central bank as saying, “While many districts described the improvements as only moderate, most districts stated that gains were widespread across sectors. Manufacturing continued to lead, with virtually every district citing examples of steady improvement, often with reports of increased hiring.”

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The San Jose Mercury News reports, “After decades of sputtering starts and stalled hopes, the electric vehicle is poised to enter the mainstream.” And “advocates argue that EVs are not simply another type of car but a game-changer for the country,” leading to reduced “greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming and enhance[d] national security by reducing the country’s dependence on foreign oil.” Still, “sales of EVs are expected to be modest for the next few years because of their limited range, relatively high cost and a shortage of charging stations.” GM is boosting Volt production, saying that it “underestimated” demand. One expert says the growing fuel efficiency of gasoline vehicles, along with the drawbacks of limited range and high cost reduces the interest in EVs, but even he thinks there may be as many as “700,000 to 750,000 plug-in and pure EVs...on American roads by 2015.”


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Randy admits that the team at Landmark isn’t your standard machine shop team, either. Randy’s 10 plus years of running a manufacturing facility in Phoenix earned him the reputation as a successful business owner and machinist. And so, when superior machinists, sales people, and front office people learned that Randy had purchased a manufacturing business, many came to Randy to work for him. Randy says, “We have an A+ caliber team today that is almost triple the size of what we were when we first bought the business, and our team has an average of 35 years of manufacturing experience.” Brian says, “Landmark’s corporate strategy is to further expand the 28 year reputation of providing quality high tolerance materials into all markets, at a competitive price. Our commitment is to provide our customers with outstanding service and the ability to provide a single source solution to our customers is the key differential to our competition.” Colleen continued, “What makes me so proud of our team is their strong desire to be the best, to make the best parts for our customer, and their pride in our company.”

Landmark’s Business Systems Manual is 29 pages in length, much smaller than any examples BMSC’s competitors proposed. The manual is their commitment to quality and comprised of all the required policies, objectives, procedures and work flow diagrams. Randy says that the BMSC ISO/AS9100 Management System templates are “the way to go for a small manufacturing company with in-house process/ quality expertise”.

For more information on Landmark Precision Manufacturing, a 28 year old company that has morphed itself in the last year, now with ISO/AS9100 Rev C. certifications, contact them at 480- 940-4001 or go to www. landmarktg.com.

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Hear From Landmark’s Customers. “I would recommend Landmark to other companies because they are extremely customer oriented. They are very capable of making the complex parts we require, their quality is very good, and they are reasonably priced. What stands out about Landmark is that they are willing to work with us on prototypes, and now our volumes are in small products. In essence, Landmark is working jointly with our company to improve the end product. Their recent ISO/AS9100 certification is a critical requirement as we move our prototypes into production.” Company President, Military Manufacturer Brown and Randy Chamerski from one of their previous employers.

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We tried them out, and we find that their quality is exceptional, their turn-around (delivery schedules) are attractive, and their pricing is very competitive.

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Boeing Offering Rapid-Scan Inventory Tool Boeing is teaming with Fujitsu to create a maintenance inventory and verification tool designed to enable airline ground crews to check out an airplane’s fitness-to-fly about as fast as they can walk around it or down a passenger aisle. The idea originated in 2005 with a plea from Japan Airlines (JAL), which noted that Boeing was pushing for suppliers to use radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging on its 787. Boeing and Airbus have led an industry effort to develop RFID standards under the auspices of the Air Transport Association’s Spec 2000 aviation e-market initiative. JAL was spending as much as 13 hours to perform one-by-one visual inspections of oxygen generators, often with poor data results. It wondered if RFID chips might wirelessly transmit the maintenance and performance status of the generators to speed the process. Coop says they can; a technician with a scanner can complete an oxygen generator survey in about 8 min. Similarly, RFID tags on emergency life vests can tell if all are in place and whether passenger interference might have compromised them. To do so, it detects whether the seal of a protective pouch has been breached. A2Z METALWORKER

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The JAL initiative was stalled by the 2008 airline recession but has subsequently been renewed. CMO is to be jointly certified by the FAA and Japan Civil Aviation Bureau.

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Economist Compares Manufacturing’s Transformation To That Of Agriculture Industry Josh Feinman, chief global economist for DB Advisors writes in a guest blog for CNBC “Most people think that US manufacturing has been on the wane for years.” By some measures, he writes, that is true. Manufacturing now represents a much smaller part of the workforce, and in terms of value added the sector accounts for slightly over 10% of GDP, down from roughly a quarter of GDP in the years after World War II. At the same time, however, manufacturing has become much more efficient, and these efficiencies have in turn allowed manufacturers to offer lower-priced goods to consumers. “This puts a whole different perspective on manufacturing’s so-called decline,” Feinman writes, comparing it “in some ways” to “the transformation of agriculture” in the previous century.

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DOE to hand out $112.5 million under SunShot solar power inititative Under its SunShot Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will hand out up to $112.5 million over the next five years to fund the development of advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing processes throughout the U.S.The Department says that its SunShot Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships will assist the solar power industry in overcoming technical barriers and reducing costs for PV installations. This, the DOE hopes, should help the U.S. regain its position as a worldwide leader in solar technologies. The SunShot Initiative aims to reduce the total cost of solar energy systems by roughly 75 percent - equivalent to approximately $1 a watt or 6 cents per kilowatt-hour for utility systems - before 2020. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in a statement that: Expanding the U.S. solar energy industry is an important part of the Administration’s goals to diversify our electricity supply and rebuild America’s manufacturing base to create jobs now and in the future.


U.S. Projects More Than $46 Billion in Arms Exports in 2011 The U.S. Defense Department expects fiscal year 2011 arms exports to exceed $46 billion, driven by demand for aircraft and air-defense systems, a defense official said recently. “This fiscal year is forecast to be higher than ever -- higher than $46 billion,” said Richard Genaille, deputy director of the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency, at the annual conference. Lockheed Martin Corp.’s C-130J and Boeing Co.’s C-17 transport planes were “hot” items in demand by arms-buying nations, he said. The C-17s, C-130Js, aerial drones, F-35 fighter jets and missile defense systems typify “new areas where we can expect to see growth over time” that keeps sales at as much as $40 billion over the next several years, he said. Saudi Arabia’s $60 billion purchase of Boeing’s F-15 jets, helicopters, munitions and infrastructure improvements and the purchase by the United Arab Emirates of Lockheed’s proposed $6 billion Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system have been approved and are proceeding without delay, Genaille said.

Tech Sector Enjoys Employment Boom USA Today reports Silicon Valley companies “are swooping in and scooping up potential employees in a frenzy of hiring not seen since the Internet bubble of a decade ago.” The competition “is so fierce, many employers are dangling goodies such as iPads, nifty cubicles, shuttle service and meals to harvest top talent in engineering, social-media, website and product design, data crunching and analysis, and management.”

Nationally, “148,000 tech jobs are expected to be added by the end of 2011, says Sophia Koropeckyj, an economist at Moody’s Analytics.”

New Fab Process Could Produce Denser Arrays Of Nanotubes Technology Review reports researchers at Stanford University “have developed a new way of producing very dense arrays of carbon nanotubes suitable for making complex integrated circuits.” Their fabrication process reportedly offers “a method for holding down layers of nanotubes while more layers are deposited on top” by depositing “a thin layer of gold with each stamp.” The gold is then etched away through a series of steps as the researchers create the circuits. “This entire structure is built up on top of a silicon dioxide wafer patterned with back gates for the transistors.” A2Z METALWORKER

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USAF To Use Rapid Process to Buy Bombers The U.S. Air Force will bypass the regular acquisitions channels when it buys its next bomber, relying instead on the same process used by urgent procurements such as the MC-12 Project Liberty surveillance aircraft, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley told reporters recently. The effort to buy between 80 and 100 stealthy penetrating bombers by the mid-2020s will use “a more streamlined management process going forward, where we are using the Rapid Capabilities Office to help manage this project,” Donley said at a DefenseWriters’ Group breakfast. Paul Kaminski, who chairs the Pentagon’s Defense Science Board (DSB), applauded the decision. Kaminski noted that last summer’s DSB study called for an incremental approach to buying new weapons, instead of attempting to build something that has every capability from the start. Yet some capabilities, like nuclear hardening and upgrade potential must be built in from the beginning, he said. A2Z METALWORKER

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Northrop Grumman has proven the increased duration of gallium nitride-based high-power transmit/receive (T/R) modules — a development that could pay dividends in the company’s efforts to secure major military radar-related contracts, including the U.S. Navy’s Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR). AMDR is considered the brass ring of U.S. military sensor contracts, a next-generation radar system designed to provide ballistic missile defense, air defense and surface warfare capabilities. AMDR will consist of an S-band radar for ballistic missile defense and air defense, X-band radar for horizon search, and a radar suite controller that controls and integrates the two radars. The Navy expects AMDR to provide the foundation for a scalable radar architecture to defeat advanced threats, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) notes in its report on Pentagon acquisition programs released earlier this year. GAO estimates the cost of the AMDR program at about $15.7 billion — a price tag that has many shaking their heads, including contractors vying for the program. GAO reports $2.3 billion for research and development and another $13.4 billion to buy the radar systems. The major competitors for AMDR include Lockheed Martin, which developed and deployed the stalwart Aegis defense system; Raytheon, which developed a dual-band radar system for the truncated DDG-1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program; and Northrop, also a major radar-program player that reportedly has been looking to leverage the technology honed for active, electronically scanned array (AESA) systems developed for U.S. combat aircraft. The recent successful tests of the gallium nitride-based high-power T/R modules “prove that the AESA is capable of reliable operation while producing much greater radar sensitivity, at higher efficiency and lower cost,” Northrop says in a statement. The T/R modules were tested by using high-stressing operational long-pulse waveforms, which operated on the modules nonstop for more than six months in tests conducted by the company’s Advanced Concepts and Technology Div. The modules operated more than 180 days during continuous high-power testing, essentially proving they can last six months, or 4,000 hr. “This new level of maturity also supports technology readiness for the next generation of Northrop Grumman’s high-performance, low-cost AESA radars, and opportunities for cost reduction and performance upgrades to our current AESA product line,” says Steve McCoy, vice president of the Advanced Concepts business unit within the company’s Electronic Systems sector.


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Brian is a degreed manufacturing engineer who spent the past nearly 30 years working in machine shops. He and wife Denise grew up in an island community in Massachusetts. Brian spent his first decade of employment at Arwood Machine Corp., based in Newburyport, Massachusetts. During Brian’s tenure there, Brian was a manufacturing manager in charge of a team of 200 employees. He was also tasked by the company owner for transitioning the company’s legacy mainframe network to the new Local Area Network. Brian wasn’t versed in IT at the time. “I’ve been going to school ever since I finished my undergraduate degree in manufacturing engineering”, Brian says. “I continually take courses based upon what I need to learn at a given time to do my job better, or to take on more responsibilities. I also want to be able to judge what is accurate when I am given information by a 3rd party.” Brian and Denise always envisioned themselves as business owners. First, their plan was to purchase a commercial fishing boat in their hometown. When they calculated the number of days weather would allow them to run their business, they knew they wanted to get to a new climate. And so in 1994, Brian gave employer Arwood one year notice that he would be leaving the company. Once the Wing’s moved out to the Phoenix metroplex, Brian worked for a number of precision machine shops over the course of the next decade. Finally, after working with colleague Mike Eckendorf, a journeyman machinist, the two decided it was time


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were only able to continue to run our business by borrowing machine time from other friendly machine shop owners. We knew that with our incredible growth in business over the past 15 months , we could not tolerate machines going down. So, service became the key driver for our purchase decision. “We purchased the Mazak Nexus QTN 250 CNC turning center from local dealer Magnum Precision Machines. The Mazak QTN Series brings together advanced technology, productivity and value. It came equipped with the Mazatrol Matrix CNC control, featuring M Code and G Code programming as well as simple smart conversational programming, complete with monitoring and diagnostics. Our sales applications guy, Jeff Trimble, was instrumental in our purchase decision.”

The company interviewed a number of machine tool dealers for their latest purchase. “We have a variety of different manufacturers’ machines in our facility today. Really, all of the machines have been pretty good for us. But what differentiates our experience with the machines is the support we receive when we have a problem.We have had machines go down that remained down for over a month. We

Brian explains a turning point in their machine tool vendor selection. He says that one Saturday, the battery on one of their machines was almost dead. They didn’t receive the warning messages they were supposed to receive, and if the machine battery died, they were going to lose all of the positioning/parameters on the machine. Brian contacted every one of their current vendors, and not one of them was available to take the Saturday call. In fact, the vendors didn’t call Satowfi until the following Tuesday!

“I started using Satowfi about 4 years ago, and initially had them making parts for the Dreamliner. They didn’t even need prints - they exclusively used Solidworks. They did such a good job that I have continued to grow the number of parts they make for us -- it’s probably up to 50 or 60 now.

In desperation, Brian called machine tool dealers he wasn’t currently doing business with, including Jeff Trimble from Magnum Precision Machines. Jeff answered the call immediately on that Saturday morning, and instructed Brian to go to Batteries Plus, where they could build us a custom battery. Jeff’s solution worked, and it sold co-owners Brian and Mike on Mazak and Magnum Precision Machines.

Today, Satowfi makes all of our liners and bushings for helicopters, and they manufacture parts for our larger customers, including Goodrich, Boeing, Hamilton Sundstrand, to name a few. Satowfi’s pricing is very good, their quality is outstanding and they are spot on in terms of on-time delivery.The only time they ever slip their schedule is when one of the outside special processing houses causes a delay. The team at Satowfi works 7 days a week to ensure we get high quality product, on-time!” Mike, Aerospace Buyer for Large Precision Manufacturer

Magnum Precision Machines has been in business for nearly 30 years, and their services include technical consulting, support and training. Brian and Mike are very aware of the reduction in service and support that other machine tool vendors made during the economic downturn. “Mazak and Magnum Precision Machines didn’t take this approach, and that is absolutely one of the key drivers for our machine purchase through them”, Brian said. He continued, “We provide superior service and support to our customers, and we expect this from our vendors. Magnum Precision Machines delivered for us.” Find out more about Satowfi Machining Solutions LLC.You can call them at (480)-374-5706 or go to www.satowfi.com. A2Z METALWORKER

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Honeywell Turbo Technologies Wins 2011 Automotive News PACE™ Award For DualBoost Turbocharger Honeywell Transportation Systems received the 2011 Automotive News PACE™ (Premier Automotive Suppliers Contributions to Excellence) Award for its VNT DualBoost Turbo. This turbocharger brought to market five distinct innovations to provide Ford Motor Company’s Power Stroke engine with improved engine performance, fuel economy, and responsiveness —all while cutting emissions. “We are honored to be recognized for our continued leadership with this prestigious award,” said Alex Ismail, president and CEO of Honeywell Transportation Systems. “Technology and innovation continue to lead the agenda for the automotive industry as the demand for fuel efficient solutions remains a priority across vehicle segments.” At the heart of Honeywell’s DualBoost turbocharger is a dual-sided compressor wheel that provides the performance approaching that of a two stage turbo system in a single turbo package. The reduced packaging requirements allowed Honeywell to position the turbo between the banks of the V engine for optimal performance. In addition, the VNT DualBoost includes additional innovations including low friction ball bearings and pedestal mounting to make the design more rigid and reduce noise, vibration and harshness to best-in-class levels. Last year, Honeywell was awarded more than $3 billion of new business over the life of its turbo programs and expects to introduce more than 100 new turbo applications this year alone, and has more than 500 engine applications in its development pipeline.

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Future Looking Up For Robinson Helicopter, Experts Say The Los Angeles Times reports “things are looking up for Robinson Helicopter Co., which for decades has manufactured low-cost helicopters for use by television news operations, banks transporting money between branches and, of course, police departments that depend on them for surveillance and rescue missions.” The company now boasts “a new chief executive, a book full of orders, an expanded factory and a new five-seat chopper that’s generating plenty of buzz in the industry.”The new helicopter, the R-66, is “central” to the company’s plans for the future. Analysts said Robinson’s new jet-powered rotorcraft - as opposed to the smaller piston-powered choppers that the firm has been known for - could give Robinson more visibility.


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You Absolutely Need This Precision Fab Company with The Latest in Laser Technology and the most positive work environment! This is an astonishing article about a start-up company, just months old. Howell Precision secured approximately $1 million in financing to procure their equipment, their facility, and to orchestrate their build-out. And we are just now coming out of one of the most severe economic downturns in decades! It took a superior business plan, long term customer relations who knew and respected Rob Howell, and a major machine tool builder and dealer who believed in Rob. MC Machinery, manufacturers of the Mitsubishi Laser and Press brake’s, say they haven’t funded a start-up like this in 5 years. Rob Howell had a lifelong plan...to open his own precision fabrication business by the time he was 40. It happened a little earlier than the plan, as Rob is now only 38 years old. The company is named after Rob’s grandfather’s business, Howell Precision, that Bud Howell ran in Northern California. “Grandpa (Bud) taught me the trade, he mentored me, and in his honor my new business is named after him.” Rob moved to Arizona eleven years ago and worked for a precision sheet metal shop. During his tenure, the company grew from 11 employees to 130, with Rob promoted to general manager of the company. Before he left, Rob managed accounts as large as $17 million in annual sales. “It was a excellent stepping stone in my career”, Rob says, “and it prepared me for what I endeavored to do in life - own my own business.” Rob prepared well for the move to business ownership. First, he enlisted the help of his family friend, a professor, to help develop a thorough business plan for Howell Precision. “Charlie Grantham founder of Community Design Institute has a basement designed for brainstorming. For 2 days, Charlie asked me questions and we drafted the plan. I owe much of what is happening with Howell Precision to Charlie”, Rob said. Rob’s next task was to purchase the best equipment for his business. “I believe that you can buy used machinery in some cases, like the tube bending machine I acquired. It can bend parts that are 20’ long and 3” in diameter.” But, he added, “In my view point, there are some machines that you can’t buy used, and a state of the art laser machine is one of them. The technology re-invents itself so quickly that a used laser is behind the times, and is less efficient in cuts and higher operating costs.” Rob contacted a number of laser machine dealers in preparation for opening his new business. “One laughed at me, and the others said they wouldn’t be able to help me, particularly in this economy,” Rob said. “Only one sales person, North-South Machinery’s Glen Zachman, believed in me and said he would make it work.” “Glen warned me that it wouldn’t be easy, and that I would really have to be persistent and well prepared in order to get the financing.” From the time that Rob put together his business plan, right before the new year, to when he opened for business, with new machines, was an astounding 3 months! Rob says that he had 2 phone interviews with MC Machinery, and then MC Machinery’s Vice President Bill Isaac and their Credit Analyst came to Arizona to meet with Rob in person, and to meet with his potential new customers. In early February, he and his wife Leslie were flown to the Mitsubishi facility in Chicago for further discussions. Evidently, it went well, since in March, a new 5 x 10 Mitsubishi laser and 130 ton -10ft Press Brake were installed! A mere 6 weeks later, Rob is producing parts for customers he has known for many years, customers who trust in Rob’s ability and his can do attitude always pushing to deliver on time for their business. “I have learned so much in the past 20 years of manufacturing and since I was starting with a blank space in my building, I was able to construct the A2Z METALWORKER

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“As a Senior Purchasing Agent, I have had the extreme pleasure of conducting business with Rob for a couple of years now, and know him to be very professional. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and is very customer service minded. He has a good business sense, and knows how to make quality parts that are delivered on time. Rob is efficient, extremely competent, and has an excellent rapport with his customers. I hope to have the opportunity to do business with Rob in the future.”

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“I have been associated with Robert for approximately 8 years. He has a high regard for customer satisfaction, on time delivery, and quality. His outstanding professionalism, integrity and academics for a successful business are hard to come by these days. I have always known Robert to be upfront and candid and willing to discuss and rectify issues that might present itself during

the daily transactions of a manufacturing business. He has always been proactive instead of reactive.

miracle after miracle to get my orders completed correctly and on time (and this sometimes required overnight and weekend work).

His ability to run a manufacturing facility speaks for itself.”

Rob is very honest, hardworking, and he does what needs to be done to get the job done.”

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“I have always found Mr. Howell to conduct himself in a professional manner. He has been instrumental in resolving crises that have arisen in normal manufacturing with speed and skill. I look forward to continuing a vendor partnership with Mr. Howell. Knowing him for a number of years, I feel he is capable of performing up to our vendor standards.”

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“I have been working with Rob for over 2 years in a buyer supplier role. Rob worked

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“Rob’s strong work ethics, attention to customer needs, and willingness to do what it takes to help his customers has continued to impress me over the 12 years I have worked with him. I can securely say that without this level of professionalism from Rob, our business would have been negatively impacted. We will keep any and all of our business with Rob no matter where he conducts business.”

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The facility has 3 weld booths for MIG/ TIG welding, an inspection department, 2 deburr rooms, and its air conditioning system is designed specifically for a weld shop. “With our system, air doesn’t blow down”, Rob said, “as this can cause bad welds”.

build-out to maximize efficiency,” Rob said. Some of the major things customers will appreciate in Howell Precision include: • Experience, commitment to quality, and on time delivery. Howell Precision is ready to support customers in the electronics, medical, semi-conductor, aerospace, and defense industries, and can cut and form stainless steel, aluminum, hard and mild steel, titanium, and armor plate. • Partnerships - Howell Precision is located in a complex near the Deer Park Airport, and is, in essence, part of a “fabrication/ machine network”.Within the complex, you will find a Waterjet company (Harschco Waterjet), and a precision machining company (RPM Industries), and of course, Howell Pre-

cision Fab. So, between the 3 companies, who all work closely together, the network will be able to manufacture anything a customer requires, and they’ll do it with the most cost effective processes, with a key promise of on time deliveries. • A facility that has immediate access to more square footage, as business dictates. It additionally is designed with designated, self contained departments, organized, Rob says, so that work can flow efficiently through the shop. All the necessary tools for operation are contained in each department, with lean manufacturing key to the design. Even the Mitsubishi laser is “automation ready”, which means that as production jobs grow the machine can be expanded to include a multi shelf tower, Howell Precision can quickly support 24x7 unattended (lights-out) production.

Howell Precision is ready to provide superior service and on time deliveries to new and existing customers. And Rob wants to thank all of his new teammates who helped make this possible: long term colleagues and key employees Travis Nelson and Gabe Cruz, Bill Isaac from MC Machinery, Glen Zachman from North-South Machinery, professor Charlie Grantham, and especially wife Leslie.

“I will remain loyal to North-South and MC Machinery. Not only are their machines, service and support superior, but they believed in me. They are even providing me with advertising support to help me create marketing materials to promote my business. It doesn’t stop there. The Open House that we will be announcing, hosted by Howell Precision, is provided courtesy of North-South Machinery and MC Machinery.” For a superior precision fab company, call Howell Precision at 623-582-4776 or visit their website (howellprecisionaz.com). A2Z METALWORKER

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Bell flies OH-58 with new engine Bell Helicopter has completed first flight of a re-engined OH-58F Kiowa Warrior designed to meet the US Army’s new requirements for a more powerful scout helicopter. The internally funded OH-58 Block II climbed to about 500ft (150m) on its first flight at Bell’s Xworx research and development facility near Fort Worth, Texas.

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Last year, Bell revealed plans to integrate the Honeywell HTS900-2 engine on the OH-58 Block II, replacing the Rolls-Royce Model 250RC2 installed on the operational fleet. The HTS900-2 provides nearly twice the power of the R-R engine, potentially allowing the OH-58 to hover at 6,000ft in 35°C (95°F) temperatures. The current OH-58 was originally designed to hover at 4,000ft in similar temperatures, but has struggled to keep pace as upgrades and modifications have increased its empty weight over the past three decades. The army is considering several options for meeting the new requirement, including buying an all-new helicopter to replace the OH-58D. Sikorsky is offering the S-97 Raider that is derived from the coaxial, high-speed X2 demonstrator. EADS North America and Lockheed Martin have proposed an armed scout version of the UH-72 Lakota called the AAS-72X. Boeing is offering the AH-6S Phoenix. Other options include a design from start-up AVX, which would remanufacture the OH-58 with a coaxial rotor and pusher-propeller. The army is not planning to make any contract decisions for at least a few years. In the meantime, the service has decided to invest more than $1 billion to upgrade the OH-58D to the F-model standard, which includes new cockpit displays and replaces the mast-mounted DRS Technologies targeting sight with a nose-mounted Raytheon common sensor payload.

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New Intel® Atom™ Processor for Tablets Spurs Companion Computing Device Innovation Intel Corporation announced that the Intel® Atom™ platform, formerly codenamed “Oak Trail,” is now available and will be in devices


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General Dynamics gets services contract The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has contracted General Dynamics to provide the agency with infrastructure and deployment services. The multi-award contract from MDA, an indefinite-delivery/

indefinite-quantity award, is for five years and has a $565 million ceiling value for all awardees. The contract, however, has no initial award value. Under the contract, General Dynamics will have an opportunity to compete for task orders to provide professional services support for infrastructure and facilities planning from the incident of attack to deployment of Ballistic Missile Defense Systems. The company will perform program management support and infrastructure logistics management and assist with facility standards, space and facility management to enhance the safety and quality of the agency’s workplace environment, General Dynamics said. General Dynamics could also provide operational fielding, sustainment and technical support for the MDA-developed systems as they are being prepared for operational use by the warfighter community. “The General Dynamics team has continually supported several of MDA’s currently deployed BMD systems since their inception,” said Bill Cobb, general manager and vice president for General Dynamics Information Technology’s Combat Systems sector. “Our knowledge of bases, missions, infrastructure and personnel will allow us to quickly react to changing circumstances and customer requirements to ensure the MDA is responsive when warfighters call.” A2Z METALWORKER

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Governor Jan Brewer Announces Sempra Generation Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant Arizona Governor Jan Brewer joined executives from Sempra Generation recently to announce the company’s plans for a large scale photovoltaic solar power generation plant. The planned Mesquite Solar Complex will be built in Arlington, Arizona, on former agricultural land near existing transmission lines. “This is about my plan to diversify our economy – exporting our greatest natural resource and creating jobs for Arizonans,” said Governor Jan Brewer. “Our state is a national and global leader in the solar industry. Sempra’s Mesquite Solar Complex has incredible potential – at full build out, the site could grow to 600 megawatts becoming one of North America’s largest photovoltaic solar generation plants. Today’s historic announcement is a result of the leadership efforts of many, including Senators Barbara

Leff and John Nelson, and Representatives Lucy Mason and Michele Reagan.”

lasting impact as we compete to attract other global companies to our great state.”

Phase One of the project will generate 150 megawatts at a capital investment estimated at $500 million; at full build out it is a $2 billion capital investment. Sempra Generation provides power to key wholesale electricity markets in North America. It has entered into a 20-year power-purchase agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric Company for 150 megawatts.

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Construction on Mesquite Solar is expected to begin in 2011, creating approximately 300 construction jobs at peak and as many as 10 long-term positions to operate the facility. “Arizona’s solar resources are unmatched by any other state – we offer a comprehensive vision to renewable energy, a skilled workforce, and progressive policies such as SB1254 which attract these kinds of projects and presents incredible future opportunity for this state,” said Arizona Commerce Authority president and CEO Don Cardon. “This project significantly raises Arizona’s global leadership in the solar space, and will have

Textron Marine & Land Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Army Tankautomotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) for 88 M1117 armored security vehicles (ASV) and M1200 armored knight vehicles. The $64.3m firm-fixed-price award exercises options for 37 M1117 ASVs, 51 M1200 Armored Knights and associated support equipment. The ASV is a 4×4 wheeled armored vehicle that offers protection against small arms fire, artillery projectile fragments, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and land mines. The vehicles are capable of performing scout, infantry personnel carrier, reconnaissance, command and control and maintenance missions.

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General Dynamics Selected for $565 Million Infrastructure Services Program by Missile Defense Agency General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Engineering and Support Services (MiDAESS) program to provide infrastructure and deployment services in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The five-year, multiple-award, indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract has a $565 million ceiling value for all awardees; the contract has no initial award value. Through the MiDAESS contract, General Dynamics will have an opportunity to compete for task orders to provide professional services support for infrastructure and facilities planning from the incident of attack to deployment of Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS).The company will perform program management support and infrastructure logistics management and assist with facility standards, space and facility management to enhance the safety and quality of the Agency’s workplace environment. General Dynamics could also provide operational fielding, sustainment and technical support for the MDA-developed systems as they are being prepared for operational use by the warfighter community.The company will assist MDA site surveys and selection, environmental compliance, interface with the operational users, and site activation and weapons systems sustainment from initial deployment through transition and transfer to the lead Military Service. “The General Dynamics team has continually supported several of MDA’s currently deployed BMD systems since their inception,” said Bill Cobb, general manager and vice president for General Dynamics Information Technology’s Combat Systems sector. “Our knowledge of bases, missions, infrastructure and personnel will allow us to quickly react to changing circumstances and customer requirements to ensure the MDA is responsive when warfighters call.” The MDA was created in 2002 to develop a layered integrated BMDS that will destroy all ranges of ballistic missiles by engaging them in all phases of flight. The MiDAESS program has several objectives: implement national engineering and support services for the BMDS mission across the enterprise, enhance the sharing of BMD expertise and knowledge across the agency, centralize the acquisition of support services manpower in a more efficient manner and reduce the agency overhead cost enterprise-wide.

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Effectively Reducing Cycle Times in Aqueous Cleaning Processes Jeffrey J. Beard, Petroferm Inc., Gurnee, Illinois Silvio J. Pioli, Baron-Blakeslee SFC Inc., Northbrook, Illinois

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use of aqueous cleaning processes has continued to grow as manufacturers seek alternatives to solvent based cleaners which can be toxic, detrimental to the ozone layer, high in both volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and global warming potential (GWP). When choosing an aqueous cleaning process, several parameters should be considered including: type of cleaning fluid, concentration, temperature, agitation and cycle time. Of these parameters, cycle time has the greatest impact on the overall cost of the cleaning process.

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Test Preparation Steel test coupons were coated in a controlled, uniform process with various cutting fluids and lubricants.The same oils were also applied into blind threaded holes on motor end-bell cases. A series of test were performed to determine the cleaning times with and without solution agitation. Cleanliness was determined using water break test, Q-tip and magnified visual observation. Cleaning Product under Evaluation An aerospace approved aqueous alkaline cleaner diluted at 20% volume was heated to 140ºF in a soak cleaning tank. This cleaner was selected because of its non-foaming behavior and exceptional materials compatibility on a broad range of metals and composite. Results Overall, the use of eductor solution agitation versus a stagnant dwell in the aqueous cleaner wash tank was very beneficial. Using an agitation rate equivalent to 50x turnover/hr reduced the required time to remove the surface contamination by about 33%, from 15 minutes to 10. In the case of blind holes, with directed eductor solution agitation the reduction in dwell time necessary to remove soil was found to be up to 50% less. Discussion The objective of this evaluation was to determine the effects of solution agitation on reducing cleaning cycle times. It was found that with 50x turnover/hr solution agitation that the cleaning cycle time can in fact be reduced by 33-50%, resulting in improved production capability and considerable cost savings. A2Z METALWORKER

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New Technique Enables Much Faster Production of Inexpensive Solar Cells TU Delft has demonstrated that the speed at which inexpensive solar cells are produced can be increased by a factor of ten -- and that this can be achieved without any detriment to the energy yield of the cells. This will almost certainly result in a further reduction in the price of the cells, which are made of amorphous silicon. Recently, Michael Wank defended his thesis on this subject at TU Delft. Crystalline silicon The production of electricity from solar cells is potentially a very attractive and sustainable technology. However, the problem is that the cost of electricity generated using solar cells is still considerably greater than is the case for conventional fossil sources. The higher cost is partly owing to the characteristics of the most widely used material in solar cells: crystalline silicon. Alternative “An interesting alternative to crystalline silicon is amorphous silicon,” says Professor Miro Zeman of TU Delft, Michael Wank’s PhD supervisor. “Although this material has a lower energy yield than crystalline silicon, these solar cells can be produced far more cheaply. The nature of the material means that much thinner layers can be used -- around 250 nanometres thick, compared with the 200-micrometre thickness in the case of crystalline silicon.”

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Not fast enough Amorphous silicon solar cells are already being produced for this reason. “One significant problem for the industry, however, is that the usual production technique (vaporising layers of silane gas) is too slow. It takes about one second to apply a 0.1-nanometre layer, so to apply a complete 250-nanometre layer requires about 40 minutes,” explains Professor Zeman. “That is really too long, and is reflected in too high a cost-price.” Energy yield It was for this reason that PhD student Michael Wank concentrated on the new ETP-CVD (expanding thermal plasma chemical vapour deposition)production technique, with which he achieved remarkable success. The production technique was developed by Eindhoven University of Technology; Michael Wank’s project, which

was subsided by Agentschap NL, was carried out in collaboration with the Plasma and Material Processing group of Professor Richard van de Sanden. The speed of production was eventually increased by a factor of ten, to one nanometre per second, while maintaining a good energy yield (for amorphous silicon) of around 7 per cent. Obstacle There was one remaining obstacle Wank had to overcome, though -- the fact that the ETP-CVD technique requires a temperature of around 350 degree Celsius in order to make amorphous silicon of the required quality. However, a production temperature of that level causes damage to the solar cells, which affects their energy yield. In order to circumvent this,Wank applied an ion bombardment (charged particles) during the production process. The ions provide the developing surface with sufficient energy, so that production can take place at a much lower and therefore non-harmful temperature of around 200 degrees Celsius. A2Z METALWORKER

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Small Businesses Need Funds to Compete – Geithner U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner recently told policy makers and entrepreneurs that U.S. small businesses need greater access to capital to spur innovation.
 
“The financial crisis caused a great deal of damage to the capacity of innovators to access capital, and we can’t promote innovation and investment in the United States unless we help innovative companies get the funding they need to succeed,” Mr. Geithner said.

 Credit markets froze in 2008, making it difficult to impossible for start-ups to access financing from venture capital funds, banks and other sources. The overall situation has improved, but the Obama administration still sees lingering effects from the economic crisis— with more difficulty tapping equity markets and more stringent requirements from other would-be sources of funding. 
“The recession made the hurdles higher for America’s entrepreneurs,” Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills said at the conference. “They’re having to wait longer to get access. They have to show more cash. They have to access more cash and more customers before they even talk to somebody about the next stage of financing.”

 As a result, many potentially high-growth companies are putting development plans on the shelf, Ms. Mills said.



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The administration has been pushing to demonstrate its concern for small businesses as it looks to repair relations with the business community and spur job growth.The SBA estimates that small companies generate about two-thirds of new jobs in the country. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, remains elevated at 8.9%.

 Mr. Geithner said solutions could range from tax incentives and direct lending to “the innovative and alternative, such as creating a way to efficiently pool investments in small companies.”

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looking for ways to protect themselves from similar situations in the future.

Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami and resulting nuclear crisis have disrupted supply chains for everything from electronic components to car parts to paint.

“We have identified points of risk within the supply chain and are developing mitigation plans. We feel confident we will be able to manage these risks with minimal disruption to our supply chain,” said Boeing spokesman Damien Mills.

That has some companies with local operations — including Sumco Phoenix Corp., Boeing Co. and Avnet Inc. — rethinking their supplychain processes and whether to line up more suppliers to provide key parts on a contingency basis. Still, local experts say businesses are not likely to bring their offshore operations back to the U.S. or switch permanently to local suppliers. Sumco Phoenix spokeswoman Nancy Norman said the silicon wafermaker is considering changing its supply chain because of what happened in Japan. Tokyo-based Sumco has had a plant in northeast Phoenix since 1997.

The Chicago-based company makes helicopters in Mesa and has aerospace production in Washington state. “The situation in Japan remains fluid, and we are working closely with our business partners and customers to determine what kind of assistance the company can provide,” Mills said. Jackson said the disaster would affect all auto manufacturers, and Japanese cars will not be available in certain colors or with certain equipment for some time. Some automakers have temporarily closed their U.S. manufacturing facilities, and others are considering doing so because of shortages of parts that come from Japan.The inventory is expected to remain low for three to four months, with normal production levels resuming by July or August.

“We have two or more sources for most of our raw materials presently. As a result of the earthquake and tsunami last month, we are going beyond that good business practice and looking for third and fourth potential sources that are not from Japan,” she said. “We’ve been very fortunate that there has been no actual disruption of the supply of our key raw materials to date. However, the scheduling of those materials has gotten very tight in some cases.”

Andrew Martin, spokesman for Goodrich Corp. in Phoenix, which makes safety slides and rafts to be outfitted on airplanes, said his company’s supply chain is fine, but officials are watching the situation closely.

Other companies also are reacting to the Japanese disasters and

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this time, we have confirmed that our first- and second-tier suppliers are safe and not significantly impacted by this tragedy, and (we) do not expect them to cause any delay to our current product delivery schedules,” Martin said. Mary Teagarden, an international business professor and supplychain expert at Thunderbird School of Global Management, said she’s been talking with major U.S. corporations about supply-chain contingencies since the quake and tsunami. In the short term, she said companies are looking to establish backup or minority suppliers for key components when single-source suppliers are in potential danger zones. “I don’t see us benefiting from this at all,”Teagarden said. “I think you’ll see some redundancy built back in the supply chain.” She said those backup sources generally will be located in Asian markets such as Korea and China, rather than the U.S. “I doubt they will bring stuff back here,” she said. Arizona State University supply-chain expert Phil Carter said companies need to weigh risk factors against costs as they figure out whether to create a backup plan.“There’s a lot of hedging going on right now,” said Carter, a business professor at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business. He said businesses already were re-evaluating their supply chains

because of rising fuel prices, higher operating costs in China, and turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa creating international uncertainty. Carter said some companies could move their production and supply operations from Asia to Mexico. But he cautions that Mexico needs to curtail the violence that has hit northern cities. Mexico is Arizona’s largest trading partner, and there are some cross-border supply and production chains linking the Southwestern U.S. to industrial regions of northern Mexico.

Falling Steel Prices Expected To Continue The Wall Street Journal reports that steel prices have not declined everywhere – for example, it remains higher in both the US and Brazil – but continued high production combined with weaker demand stemming from global uncertainties could eventually push them down everywhere. “Steel buyers in the United States are bearish on the price outlook for hot-rolled,” one analyst said. “They’re now receiving offers for hot-rolled band from abroad in the $740-$800 per-net-ton range, which compares to the domestic price in the $870-$890 per-ton range.” Analysts added that in the long-term steel prices would likely rise again.


Lockheed Martin Scientists Discover Mechanism That Could Feed Solar Explosions Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are violent solar explosions that can propel up to 10 billion tons of the Sun’s atmosphere – at a million miles an hour – out through the corona and into space. These fast, powerful ejections can take as little as 18 hours to reach Earth and give rise to geomagnetic storms, which can disrupt radio transmissions, induce large currents in power lines and oil pipelines, seriously disrupt spacecraft and be extremely hazardous to astronauts. New instruments on advanced spacecraft have provided fresh insight into these cataclysmic phenomena, and illuminated a path toward predicting space weather.

In a paper published in the journal Nature, researchers from the Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL) of the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center (ATC), along with colleagues at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Kyoto University, and the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation) – have discovered a turbulent convective flow system in solar “quiescent” prominences suspended in the corona–the Sun’s outer atmosphere– that point to a mechanism by which hot coronal plasma (and presumably magnetic flux) are injected upwards into the coronal cavity system. Coronal cavities are large magnetic flux

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ropes suspended in the corona, typically in the polar regions of the Sun. These flux ropes all eventually erupt in the form of CMEs that can impact the interplanetary and terrestrial space environments. “How these large flux ropes erupt is a poorly understood fundamental process in the science of space weather. Our discovery points to a way in which intermittent ‘bubbles’ in solar prominences can inject new mass and magnetic flux into the flux ropes, thus slowly building up their magnetic buoyancy over time. These ‘bubbles’, which can be as wide as several Earth diameters, are analogous to the blobs of material in a Lava Lamp that are heated by a light from below, become buoyant, and rise to the top to deposit their energy, then drop back down again. By this mechanism coronal cavity flux ropes could grow slowly until they are able to exceed the ‘tethering’ forces of overlying magnetic fields and thus erupt as CMEs,” said Dr. Thomas Berger, lead author of the Nature paper, and solar physicist at the Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab at the ATC. “If we can show in further research that the prominence bubbles are indeed magnetic flux emergence events taking place below prominences, we can verify that we’ve found a new mechanism for transferring magnetic flux from the convection zone into the corona, and perhaps establish a predictive tool for the eruption of CMEs based on the rate of observed flux injection.” The researchers used observations from the Atmospheric Imaging


Assembly (AIA) on NASA’s recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and NASA’s Focal Plane Package for the Solar Optical Telescope (SOT) on the Japanese Hinode satellite. Both instruments were designed and built at the ATC. It was the high spatial and temporal resolution of SOT, combined with the broad temperature coverage of AIA that unlocked the mystery. SOT movies from 2006--2009 reveal dark “bubbles” forming below 10,000 K prominence material. These bubbles go unstable and form turbulent upflow plumes that rise into the prominence and the 1,000,000 K “coronal cavity” above the prominence. SOT images alone couldn’t identify the source of the bubbles’ buoyancy¬–was it magnetic field concentration or thermal energy that led to the buoyancy relative to the heavy prominence above? In August 2010, using a simultaneous prominence observation by SOT and the newly launched AIA instrument suite, Berger and his team discovered that the bubbles were heated to temperatures of at least 250,000 K and more likely 1,000,000 K before rising into the prominence. This is 25-100 times hotter than the overlying prominence and implies that in addition to any magnetic buoyancy in the system, there is significant thermal buoyancy as well. “This discovery is significant because it revises the common view that the magnetic field in the corona dominates the gas pressure and allows only simple, laminar, flows along magnetic field lines. Here we establish that the prominence bubbles and resultant plumes are a form of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability, a buoyant turbulent flow system

that, combined with the cool downflowing plasma in quiescent prominences, represents a form of convection, or overturning motion in the prominence/corona system – the first confirmed discovery of convection in the solar outer atmosphere,” added Berger. “It is apparent that our understanding of basic forces at work in the corona must be revised to include turbulent motions that can deform the magnetic field lines and produce novel flow and mixing systems.” The Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory at the ATC conducts basic research into understanding and predicting space weather and the behavior of our Sun including its impacts on Earth and climate. It has a 47-year-long heritage of spaceborne solar instruments including the Soft X-ray Telescope on the Japanese Yohkoh satellite, the Michelson Doppler Imager on the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, the solar telescope on NASA’s Transition Region and Coronal Explorer, the Focal Plane Package on the Japanese Hinode satellite, the Solar X-ray Imagers on GOES-N, -O and –P, the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager instruments on NASA’s twin STEREO spacecraft, and the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager and the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The ATC is currently building both the science instrument and spacecraft for NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrometer (IRIS), a Small Explorer Mission scheduled for launch in late 2012.

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Going back to the example of a welding process shop consuming Argon as a shield gas: At approximately $80/tank of Argon using 16 tanks per month (or 192 tanks/year).Argon is costing your company $15,400/year. This business uses 2 of the combination Brass-body regulator/flowmeters to meter the flow of Argon. My experience with these meters over the years shows they are typically in error +/- 15% of indicated flowrate. For the sake of our example we assume ther meters are reading “low” showing 40 SCFH when the real/calibrated flowrate is 46 SCFH (40 x 1.15 or 15%). This loss sounds small, but let’s look at the math and savings: If using your certified flowmeters to correctly meter the gas, 15% savings on $15,00/ year comes to $2300 saved in Argon each year. Subtracting two flowmeters (calibrated at $225 each per year) is $450, subtracted from $2300 in gas costs, this leaves $1850 in savings by using calibrated/certified flowmeters! This is a significant amount in these lean times. At first glance it might seem a costly and production stopping endeavor to certify your flowmeters, but in reality it will save you money. Even considering the low cost of purchasing a “spare” flowmeter to rotate-out and keep your process going, this makes sense for even the smallest welding or process shops. Contact NBS Calibrations Inc. for more information at 480-894-0592.

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S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Laser Marking Machines Innovative Cutting Systems__480-557-7999 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales_____ 480-545-0275 Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 Pipe & Tube Benders/ Notchers ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Plate Roll Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Press Brakes ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 Hanna Tools & Machinery_702-873-6508 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Magnum Precision Mach_ 602-431-8300 Mesa Mach Sales_____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Punch Presses Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Hanna Tools & Machinery_ 702-873-6508 Shearing Machines ACC Machinery_ ______ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Hanna Tools & Machinery_ 702-873-6508 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Moore Tool & Equipment__ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales____ 602-368-8542 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Turret Press Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 WaterJet Cutting Systems Flow International_ ____ 480-830-0431 Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 North-South Machinery___ 602-391-4696 Omax Corp._________ 800-838-0343 Waterjet Accessories KMT Waterjet Systems_ __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery_ ______ 602-258-7330

Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 NEW MACH WOODCUTTING Unique Machine & Tool___ 602-470-1911 INSPECTION EQUIP Calibration Services Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 NBS Calibrations_______480-894-0592 Calibration: Repair & Certify NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592 Southwest Metrology, Inc.___ 520-744-8510 Taylor Hobson Precision_ _ 480-286-6266 Washington Calibration___ 480-820-0506 CMM Probes Paul W. Marino Gages_ __ 800-528-9785 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462 Datum Inspection______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ____________ 480-889-9056 Paul W. Marino Gages_ __ 800-528-9785 Taylor Hobson Precision_ _ 480-286-6266 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 ATS Industrial Supply____602-276-7707 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 NBS Calibrations_______480-894-0592 OGP_ ____________ 480-889-9056 Paul W. Marino Gages_ __ 800-528-9785 Profiles Tool & Engineering__ 480-894-1008 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Taylor Hobson Precision_ _ 480-286-6266 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Datum Inspection______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 Taylor Hobson Precision_ _ 480-286-6266 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Datum Inspection______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ____________ 480-889-9056 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 SPC Data Acquis.Equip. D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462

Datum Inspection______ 602-997-1340 Repair & Certification Southwest Metrology, Inc.___ 520-744-8510 Washington Calibration___ 480-820-0506 Video Measuring systems Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ____________ 480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated Systems Inc___ 928-649-9600 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery_ ______ 602-258-7330 CNC Machinery Sales____ 602-244-1507 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 Ganesh Machinery_ ____ 888-542-6374 Hanna Tools & Machinery_ 702-873-6508 Innovative Cutting Systems__ 480-557-7999 K D Capital_ ________ 480-922-1674 Methods West________ 602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment__ 602-455-8904 R. Jorgenson Company___ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales____ 602-368-8542 Savage Machine Tools_ __ 480-275-8630 TSM Machinery_ ______ 602-233-3757 ACCESSORIES Elrod Machinery_ _____928-526-9032 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Abrasives ATS Industrial Supply____602-276-7707 Barton Mines Co. ______ 951-676-7837 Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 Hanna Tools & Machinery_ 702-873-6508 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Aqueous Degreasers Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Abrasive Systems KMT Waterjet Systems_ __ 800-826-9274 Adhesives Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000

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Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Air Compressors Airtek_ ___________ 480-966-5267 Air Drying Systems Airtek_ ___________ 480-966-5267 Air Filtration Equipment Innovative Cutting Systems__ 480-557-7999 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Band Saw/ Blades ATS Industrial Supply____602-276-7707 Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 Echols Saw & Supply____ 602-278-3918 Hanna Tools & Machinery_ 702-873-6508 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Bar Feeds Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Blast Abrasives Barton Mines Co. ______ 951-676-7837 Cabinets, Custom Lone Arrow________480-507-8074

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Chemicals: Ultrasonic Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Chip Management Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Chip Removal Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Chuck Jaws Abbott Workholding _ ___ 800-528-6459 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Chucks Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Industrial Workholding___ 714--935-9686 InnovativeTool Sales_ ___ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Cleaners: Ultrasonic Pro- Ultrasonics_______ 602-938-0603 Cleaning Compounds Galaxy Associates, Inc.___ 480-393-3218 CompressedAir Piping Systems Airtek_ ___________ 480-966-5267 Total Filtration Services___ 800-224-4244 CompositeTubing Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 Coolant Systems Blaser______________801-722-4095

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DCM Tech_ _________ 800-533-5339 Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) ATS Industrial Supply____602-276-7707 Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_ _____ 800-894-7773 ChemStation________ 623-435-1945 Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 Echols Saw & Supply____ 602-278-3918 Galaxy Associates, Inc.___ 480-393-3218 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Tools CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 Horn USA_ _________602-315-5258 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 NTK Cutting Tools._ ____602-315-5258 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Sumitomo Electric_____602-315-5258 Deburring Equipment S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Die-Buttons, Die Springs Tipco Punch________513-874-9140 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Lone Arrow_ ________ 480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300

Dust Collectors Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Factory Automation and Logistics Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 Filtration Equip. Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_ _____ 800-894-7773 Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 Hangsterfer’s________ 800-433-LUBE Qualichem, Inc._______480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services___ 800-224-4244 EDM Materials & Supplies Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_ _____ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery_ _____480-775-6462 Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-710-1547 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance acc's___800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply_____480-836-8330 Qualichem Inc________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-710-1547 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782


ELROD MACHINE

"One stop shopping for manufacturing success"

Dwayne Elrod Task Master CNC Knee Mills and CNC Retrofit Kits

CAD/CAM Software

www.elrodmachine.com E mail sales@elrodmachine.com 3880 E. Hwy 66 Ste. 6 Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Ph. (928) 526-9032 F: (928) 526-2301

Innovative Tool Sales Manufacturers Representatives

Bill Chambers Technical Support 9842 E. Diamond Dr. Sun Lakes, AZ 85248 bill@innovativetoolsales.com Cell: (602) 350-1658

755 East Debra Lane Anaheim, CA. 92805 Office: (714) 780-0730 Fax: (714) 780-0735

www.innovativetoolsales.com

EDM Performance _ ____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Filtration -Grind Wheels & Belts S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Hammers Abbott Workholding _ ___ 800-528-6459 Laser Accessories Canyon State Oil_ _____ 800-894-7773 Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil_ _____ 800-894-7773 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 800-433-LUBE Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories Industrial Workholding___ 714--935-9686 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_________ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery_________ 480-775-6462 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 800-433-LUBE Production Tool Co________ 800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc__________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_________ 800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Magnetic Particle Ins Equip. DCM Tech_ ___________ 800-533-5339 Metal Finishing Chemicals Galaxy Associates, Inc.______ 480-393-3218 Mist Collectors Production Tool Co________ 800-266-3253 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Pallet Systems Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_________ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery_ _______ 480-968-5877

Parts Washing Equipment Blaser______________801-722-4095 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 800-433-LUBE Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Production Tool Co________ 800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc__________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_________ 800-367-9966 Punches Tipco Punch___________513-874-9140 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_________ 800-894-7773 Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 800-433-LUBE Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Qualichem, Inc__________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_________ 800-367-9966 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Solvents:Hand Wipe Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Spindles Setco-Pope Spindles_ ______ 866-362-0699 Steel Service Center Ryerson _____________ 602-455-3374 Subplates Stevens Engineering_______ 800-635-0657 Toolholders- Teknics Unique Machine_________ 602-470-1911 Tooling Columns Abbott Workholding _______ 800-528-6459

BRALCO METALS 929 E. Jackson Street Phoenix. Arizona 85034 (602) 252-1918 (800) 544-8052 Fax: (602) 252-7813 Cell: (602) 722-3324 krandall@bralco.com

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM _

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CERTIFIED BY DNV 1509001:2008_

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.BRALCO

Kevin Randall

Outside Sales Representative

AS9120:2002 -

Vacuum Pumps &Workholding Airtek_ _____________ 480-966-5267 Industrial Workholding_ ____714--935-9686 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Production Tool Co________800-266-3253 Vises and Vise Jaws Arizona CNC Equip________ 480-615-6353 Elrod Machinery_________928-526-9032 Industrial Workholding_ ____714--935-9686 Waterjet Abrasives Barton Mines Co. ______951-676-7837 KMT Waterjet Systems_ __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Waterjet Replacement Parts Barton Mines Co. ______951-676-7837 KMT Waterjet Systems_ __ 800-826-9274 Work Holding Abbott Workholding ___ 800-528-6459 ATS Industrial Supply___ 602-276-7707 Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5877 Kurt Manufacturing Co._ 602-315-5258 Industrial Workholding___714--935-9686 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Schunk_ _________ 602-315-5258 FIXTURING Industrial Workholding___714--935-9686 Stevens Engineering_ ___ 800-635-0657 Fixturing Designs Stevens Engineering_ ___ 800-635-0657 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys_____ 860-289-3820

Horizon Carbide Tool___ 480-968-0957 Mountain Rep_______ 480-899-1900 Western States Metals_ _ 801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys_____860-289-3820 Aluminum AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply_____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_ ____ 877-977-6061 Fry Steel Company____ 800-423-6651 MarZee Inc.________ 602-269-5801 Phoenix Metal Trading__ 602-257-4660 Ryerson __________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel_______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company__ 602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 602-454-1500 Ind. Metal Supply Coast Aluminum_ ____ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 Armor:Commercial Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Brass AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_ _____ 877-977-6061

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3 47 5 S y m m e s R o a d Hamilton, OH 45016 9830 Norwalk Blvd Suite 155 S a n t a F e S p r i n g s , CA 9 0 670 ph 888.282.3292 fax 513.860.6516

www.upmet.com

Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company_ ____ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 Bronze AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562

Carbon AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Fry Steel Company_ ____ 800-423-6651 Cast Iron Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 Castings, Investment Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 An ISO 9001 Company

Jeff Klimowicz  Senior Sales Engineer  Southwest Region: AZ, UT, NV, CO, ID  All Products Proudly Made in the USA  

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Mobile: 480‐320‐0308  jklimowicz@qualichem.com  www.qualichem.com 

Ceramics Davia Water Jet_______ 602-442-4452 MarZee Inc._________ 602-269-5801 Chrome Rod Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Cobalt United Performance Metals__ 888-282-3292 Copper Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ _________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_ _____ 877-977-6061 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Extrusions TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Lead Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Material Sales Samuel, Son & Co._ ____ 800-631-9765 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ ___800-237-2888 Metals Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ _________602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600

Bralco Metals_ ________ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_ ______ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply_______ 602-454-1500 Ryerson ___________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____ 800-631-9765 State Industrial Pro______602-275-0990 TCI Precision Metals______ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel_________623-936-3325 Temtco Steel__________480-389-2883 Tube Service Company_ ___602-267-9865 TW Metals___________800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ ___ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals___888-282-3292


Bar / Plate 24 Hour Delivery

Delivering Alloy Solutions to the World.

Nickel Cobalt. Titanium. Stainless. Patricia Negoro 800.337.3766 x 148 AerodyneAlloys.com Santa Fe Springs, CA pnegoro@aerodynealloys.com

Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys_ _ 800-337-3766 AZ Metals_ _________602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 Coast Aluminum_ _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____ 800-631-9765 Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel________ 623-936-3325 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ ___800-237-2888 Metals-Strip, Wire & Bar TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ ___800-237-2888 Mold Steel Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 New & used Metals Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 Nickel Alloys Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ _________602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 Fry Steel Company_ ____ 800-423-6651 MarZee Inc._________ 602-269-5801 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____ 800-631-9765 Ulbrich of California_ ___ 800-237-2888

High Performance Garnet Abrasives

Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager

Phone: 951.324.3221 Cell:

951.551.2685

Orders: 800.741.7756

E-mail: ramy@barton.com Six Warren Street | Glens Falls, NY 12801 | www.barton.com

United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Plate: Wear and Structural Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Pre-Honed Tube Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 Recyclable Metals Barry Metals__________602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc._ 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC___________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading_ __ 602-257-4660 Recycling: Carbide Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 Rubber MarZee Inc._________602-269-5801 Scrap Metal Recycling Barry Metals__________602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc._ 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC___________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading_ __ 602-257-4660 Stainless Steel Apache Steel Company__ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_ _____877-977-6061 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Davia Water Jet _ _____602-442-4452 Fry Steel Company____ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply______602-454-1500

MarZee Inc._________602-269-5801 Ryerson ___________602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Tube Service Company_ __ 602-267-9865 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Steel Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company__ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Davia Water Jet _ _____602-442-4452 Fry Steel Company_____800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply______602-454-1500 MarZee Inc._________602-269-5801 Ryerson ___________602-455-3374 Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel_______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company___602-267-9865 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Steel Coil-sheet Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Ryerson ___________602-455-3374 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Steel Service Centers Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343

Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 Structurals Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Titanium Aerodyne Alloys_______ 800-237-2888 AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 MarZee Inc._________ 602-269-5801 Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 Ulbrich of California_ ___ 800-237-2888 Tubing AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 Tube Service Company_ __ 602-267-9865 TOOLING Cutting Tools CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Helical Solutions_ _____ 866-543-5422 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Boring Bars B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 Criterion__________ 602-315-5258 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Carbide BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481

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Doug Klein, ASQ CQE

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

CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Helical Solutions_ _____ 866-543-5422 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 Diamond Coated End Mills CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Drills CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment__ 602-455-8904 End Mills CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Elrod Machinery_ ____ 928-526-9032 Helical Solutions_ _____ 866-543-5422 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295

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Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Form Tools CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 B & T Tool & Engineering_ 602-267-1481 Inserts, Indexable Horizon Carbide Tool___ 480-968-0957 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Inserts, PCD/CBN Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Loose Abrasive Grains S. L. Fusco, Inc.______ 480-753-5000 Reamers & Drills, PCD Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Thread Mills Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Tooling Columns Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5877 Tooling Systems Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Tombstones/Subplates Stevens Engineering_ ___ 800-635-0657 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 PROG. SYSTEMS CAD/CAM Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711

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Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Delcam_ __________ 877 335 2261 DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 Software, Inv. Control Delcam_ __________ 877 335 2261 Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 Software,Lean/6 Sigma 4 Sight Technologies_ ___ 480-922-6484 Software, NC Programming Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Delcam_ __________ 877 335 2261 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 Software, Servicing DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Delcam_ __________ 877 335 2261 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032

Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 Tooling Systems Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 REPAIR/DESIGN Machine Tool Design/ Engineering DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Machine Tool Rebuilding A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 CNC Machinery Sales____ 602-244-1507 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 Setco-Pope Spindles_____ 866-362-0699 The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 Machine Retrofitting/CNC Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711


602-550-1339

30 Years Experience

Rob Schwister

Relationship Manager 480.905.2407 rschwister@alerusmail.com

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Phoenix Metalcraft____ 602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 FINISHING AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Anodizing of Mesa______ 480-833-6412 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450

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Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 WC Machine & Tool_ _____ 480-507-4620 Grinding: Tool & Cutter BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering_ ___ 602-267-1481 CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Ultra Precision Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 GUNDRILLING Trepanning Specialties_ __ 562-633-8110 HEAT TREATING ABS Metallurgical Processors_ 602-437-3008 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 Controlled Thermal Tech'y___ 602-272-3714 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 L A Specialties__________602-269-7612 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 Temperature Processing____ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/ Aerospace CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 Temperature Processing____ 303-772-0250 HONING/LAPPING Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654

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IDENTIFICATION Labels & Bar Code EPSI______________714-256-8950 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Ace Laser_____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc_______ 480-855-7137 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc___ 520-888-1259 TechMark_ __________ 480-820--9444 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 INDUSTRIAL SEALINGS Gaskets:Manufacturing Cupps Ind Supply_ _______602-269-2301 Industrial Sealings Cupps Ind Supply_ _______602-269-2301 Packing Cupps Ind Supply_ _______602-269-2301 INSPECTION Calibration Advanced Coordinate Tech_ __623-780-4137 Southwest Metrology, Inc.____520-744-8510 Washington Calibration____ 480-820-0506 Inspection, First Article Advanced Coordinate Tech_ __623-780-4137 Datum Inspection________602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services Advanced Coordinate Tech_ __623-780-4137 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002

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THE

LINDGREN GROUP ISO 900 I :2000 CERTIFIED

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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

Challenger Aerospace_ ___ 480-894-0802 Datum Inspection_ ______602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol_ ____480-626-8131 Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Micropulse West_ ______ 480-966-2300 Niagara Testing West______480-968-2315 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Total Quality Systems_ ___ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services (NDT) CAD Enterprises_ ______ 602-278-4407 Jet Processing_ _____623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products___________623-869-6749 Joined Alloys_________ 602-870-5600 Niagara Testing West______480-968-2315 Semiray Aero. Testing_ ____602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Niagara Testing West_____ 480-968-2315 ISO Consultant Arizona MEP_ ________ 480-874-9100 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc_________ 623-939-4412

Quality Advisory Services___ 602-910-1510 Quality Training Consultants___ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc_ _________623-939-4412 Orion Registrar_ ________303-645-4017 Great Western Registrar_____623-580-1881 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants___ 928-284-0856 ISO Registrar Great Western Registrar_____623-580-1881 Orion Registrar_ ________303-645-4017 Liquid Penetrant Certified Inspection Service_ _602-267-0661 Jet Products_ __________623-869-6749 Niagara Testing West_ _____480-968-2315 Semiray_____________ 602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 MAG Particle Certified Inspection Service__602-267-0661 Jet Products_____ ______623-869-6749 Niagara Testing West_ _____480-968-2315 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 Metrology/inspection Serv Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Process Improvement/ Audit Arizona MEP__________ 480-874-9100 BMSC_____________480-445-9400


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Quality Training Consultants_ _928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions_ _ 888-572-9642 X-Ray Certified Inspection Service___ 602-267-066 Niagara Testing West____ 480-968-2315 1 Semiray____________602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair___ 800-622-2404 MACHINING Machining: 3D 3D Machine LLC_ ____ 480-239-8254 Cassavant Machining_ _ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 Hawkeye Precision______ 480-926-8642 JD Ellen LLC_ ______ 623-587--0253 L&W Machine Co_____ 602-323-2560 Micropulse West_ ______ 480-966-2300 Powerhaus Precision_____ 480-225-8854 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering_ _ 480-894-100 Tooling Molds West______ 480-921-9939 Machining: 5 Axis Bogue Machine Co_ __ 505-344-9988 CAD Enterprises_ ______ 602-278-4407 Cassavant Machining__ 602-437-4005 Clings Mfg_________ 480-968-1778

Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng_ 520-745-8771 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 MSL Precision__________480-773-3239 Petersen Inc___________ 800-410-6789 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Systems 3____________480-894-2581 Wintech___________ 602-437-9001 Machining: Aerospace AATC______________602-268-1467 Action Machine________ 623-435-0883 Adams Mfg & Eng______ 623-486-2019 Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 AzMark_ ____________ 480-921-4128 Bogue Machine Co_____505-344-9988 Cassavant Machining_ __602-437-4005 Central Components____ 520-571-1433 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing_ ____480-968-1778 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Evans Precision Machining_ __623-581-6200 Excaliber_ __________ 623-878-6800 Foresight Technologies_ ____480-967-0080 Gerome Mfg_ _______ 520-622-8402 Gilbert Precision Machine____480-892-4730 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325

HK Machining_________602-278-6704 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 JB's Precision_ _________623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 JPS Manufacturing_ ______480-367-9540 Jet Products_ __________ 623-869-6749 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 L&W Machine Co_ _____ 602-323-2560 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 LAYKE, Inc.____________602-272-2654 Lewis Aerospace_________ 623-581-0764 MSL Precision_ _________480-773-3239 Matrix Machine_ ________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _______602-437-8995 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 Petersen Inc___________ 800-410-6789 PGI _ ____________ 505-884-5782 Pivot ______________602-306-2923 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Powill Manufacturing____ 623-780-4100 Prime Machine_ ________ 801-575-8430 Pro Precision___________602-353-0022 Pro-Salez_____________480-773-3239 R&D Specialty Manco______602-278-7700 Service & Sales_ ________480-968-9084 Satowfi______________480-374-5706 Southwest Swiss Precision _ __602-438-4670 Stewart Manufacturing_ ____623-582-2261 Systems 3____________480-894-2581 Trepanning Specialties_ ___ 562-633-8110 White Rock Inc._ ________ 435-750-6414 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001

Machining: Contract Adams Mfg & Eng______ 623-486-2019 Aero Design & Mfg_ ______602-437-8080 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ____602-243-4329 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 B & T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Banner Machine, Inc_ _____ 602-437-4984 Evans Precision Machining_ __623-581-6200 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Gilbert Precision Machine____480-892-4730 Group Mfg Serv_______ 480-966-3952 HK Machining________ 602-278-6704 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc._ ___________480-833-7305 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 Lewis Aerospace_ ______ 623-581-0764 MSL Precision__________480-773-3239 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Pivot______________602-306-2923 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing_____623-582-2261 Wintech___________ 602-437-9001 Machining: Chem. Etching Pro-Salez_ __________ 480-773-3239 VACCO Industries_ ______ 626--450-6472 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC_ _____480-239-8254 Absolute Turning and Machine_520-624-5628

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Action Machine________623-435-0883 Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002 Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 AzMark_ ___________ 480-921-4128 BID Machine, Inc_ ______480-892-7304 Bogue Machine Co____ 505-344-9988 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 CAD Tools___________480-753-4290 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Central Components____520-571-1433 Cling’s Manufacturing______480-968-1778 Continental Machining__ 800-777-2483 Elixir Industries_ ____ 480-834-1484 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Evans Precision Machining_ __ 623-581-6200 Foresight Technologies_ ___ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc.____ 480-464-0150 HK Machining________ 602-278-6704 Hawkeye Precision_ _____ 480-926-8642 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 International Machine Parts Co._480-832-9451 Jan’s Inc._ __________ 480-833-7305 JB's Precision_________ 623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 Jet Products _ ________ 623-869-6749 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 L&W Machine Co_____ 602-323-2560 Landmark Precision_____ 480-940-4001 LAYKE, Inc._ _________ 602-272-2654 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 MSL Precision_________ 480-773-3239 Matrix Machine________ 480-966-4451 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc_______ 602-437-8995 Morsch Machine_ _______480-961-7673 New Hope Machine______ 520-825-7830 Osborn Products_ ______ 623-587-0335 A Z METALWORKER • 90 • May/June 2011 2

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Morsch Machine_ _______ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_ ___ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 PGI _ ____________ 505-884-5782 Pivot______________ 602-306-2923 PMA Photometals_____800-899-3366 Powill Mfg____________ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision_ _________ 602-353-0022 Pro-Salez_ ___________ 480-773-3239 Profiles Tool & Engineering___ 480-894-1008 Quality Mold_ _______ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco______ 602-278-7700 Satowfi_ ____________ 480-374-5706 Service & Sales_______ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision ___ 602-438-4670 Stewart Manufacturing_____ 623-582-2261 Sun Tech_ _________ 480-921-1665 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg.__ _480-998-2005 Systems 3____________ 480-894-2581 Tolleson Steel________ 623-936-3325 Toolcraft of Phoenix____ 623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West_______ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix _________ 480-844-0165 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool_______ 480-507-4620 Weiser/Mile High Precision___ 303-280-2778 White Rock Inc._ ________ 435-750-6414 Wintech____________602-437-9001 Wire-Tech__________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Prototype AATC _ _____________602-268-1467 Absolute Turning and Machine_ 520-624-5628 Adams Mfg & Eng_______623-486-2019 Action Machine_ _______ 623-435-0883 Arizona Engineering_ _____520-586-1522 Bar-S Machine_ ______ 928-636-2115 BID Machine, Inc_ ______ 480-892-7304 CAD Tools___________ 480-753-4290 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 EDM Express.com________877-336-4548 Evans Precision_______ 623-581-6200 Foresight Technologies_ ____ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine____ 480-892-4730


Glover Precision, Inc._____480-464-0150 Hawkeye Precision_ _____ 480-926-8642 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 L&W Machine Co_ _____602-323-2560 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Petersen Inc___________800-410-6789 PGI_______________505-884-5782 Pro Precision__________602-353-00220 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing_ ____623-582-2261 SwissTech Tooling & MFg.____480-998-2005 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 Val-Tech Mfg___________480-966-7376 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001 Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Quick Turn Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 HK Machining________ 602-278-6704 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC_______480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Bar-S Machine_ ______ 928-636-2115 Bogue Machine Co_ ___ 505-344-9988 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc._____480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ __ 520-889-8325 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 Jet Products__________ 623-869-6749 L&W Machine Co_ _____602-323-2560 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673

Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Semiconductor Foresight Technologies_ ___ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 L&W Machine Co_ ____ 602-323-2560 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Satowfi_____________ 480-374-5706 Machining: Swiss Absolute Turning and Machine_520-624-5628 Bar-S Machine_ ______928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining___ 602-437-4005 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Southwest Swiss Precision _ _ 602-438-4670 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg._____480-998-2005 White Rock Inc._ _______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Southwest Swiss Precision _ _ 602-438-4670 White Rock Inc._ _______ 435-750-5534 Machining: Turning: Automatic Absolute Turning and Machine_520-624-5628 American Prec.Mach_ __ 602-269-6298 Ayers Gear & Mach_____ 623-934-6913 AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 Challenger Aerospace____ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g___ 623-581-6200 Hawkeye Precision_ ____ 480-926-8642 JB’s Precision Ind______ 623-581-9088 Jet Products_________ 623-869-6749 LAYKE, Inc._ ________ 602-272-2654 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Lewis Aerospace_______ 623-581-0764 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 Micro-Tronics, Inc______ 602-437-8995 PGI_______________505-884-5782 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Ace Laser_____________ 480-924-3232 Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 Fine Line Laser Cutting__ 602-863-3196 Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 LAI Southwest_________ 602-304-1160 Leach Laser_ __________ 602-254-1141 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 PMA PhotoMetals_______800-899-3366 Pro-Salez____________ 480-773-3239 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 Taycar Enterprises_ ____505-265-2121 The Metal Man_ _______ 800-448-9448 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Tube Service Company___ 602-267-9865 Wrco_____________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: X- Large Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ _ 520-293-3819 Laser Cutting: Micro VACCO Industries_ ______ 626-443-7121

Laser Cutting:Rotary Axis K-zell Metals, Inc._ ____602-232-5882 Laser Engraving & Etching Ace Laser_____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc_______ 480-855-7137 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc___ 520-888-1259 TechMark_ __________ 480-820--9444 VACCO Industries_ ______ 626--450-6472 Laser Marking Ace Laser_____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc_______ 480-855-7137 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc___ 520-888-1259 Leach Laser_ __________ 602-254-1141 TechMark_ __________ 480-820--9444 Precision Etched Parts VACCO Industries_ ______ 626--450-6472 MANUFACTURING Adams Mfg & Eng_______ 623-486-2019 APMI ___ ___________480-668-0024 Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 CAD Tools_ __________ 480-753-4290 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ __ 520-889-8325 Howell Precision_________623-582-4776 Glover Precision, Inc._____480-464-0150 Group Manufacturing Serv__ 480-966-3952 PMBC_ ____________602-431-8131 Stewart Manufacturing_ ____623-582-2261 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 Scriven Precision_ ______ 480-961-9775 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Electrical - UL508A Panel Shop Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Mfg: PhotoChemical Etching Fabrication VACCO Industries_ ______ 626--450-6472 METAL BAR CODING PMA PhotoMetal_______800-899-3366 METAL FORMING Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 Metal Forming: Architectural ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 METALIZING Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 Jet Processing_______623-869-6749 x117 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 MOLDS Adams Mfg & Eng_______ 623-486-2019 PMBC_ ____________602-431-8131 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Quality Mold_ ________ 480-892-5480

The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Toolcraft of Phoenix_ __ 623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 Molds: Construction JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Molds: Two-Shot The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Molds: Plastic Injection CAD Tools_ __________480-753-4290 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Molds: Rubber Toolcraft of Phoenix_ __ 623-435-5405 NAME TAGS & LABELS Bar code & Marking Labels MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 PACKAGING Custom Packaging MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 Electronic Invoicing MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 Mil-Spec Packaging MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 RFID & UID Markings MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 PAINTING AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Valley Industrial Painting___ 602-256-6273 Abrasive Blasting AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Painting& Blast Booths AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ _ 520-293-3819 Phosphate Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Powder Coating AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 LA Specialties_ _________602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Perma-Finish_ ________ 602-278-1733 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 Valley Industrial Painting___ 602-256-6273 Wet Paint/CARC AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Sandblast/Automated Valley Industrial Painting___ 602-256-6273 A Z METALWORKER • 91 • May/June 2011 2


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Dennis Reynolds

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

STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Screenprinting & Pad Printing AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Precious Metal Plating____ 800-481-6271 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) Anodizing Anodizing of Mesa______ 480-833-6412 Aluminum Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 Chromium Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 DLC (Diamond) Embrittlement Relief Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Molybdenum Gold Plating Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Titanium Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 Foresight Finishing_ _____ 480-921-0000 Hard Chrome Zirconium Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 Nickel/ Chrome/Palladium PLATING Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 EPSI______________714-256-8950 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 LA Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Silver Plating Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 EPSI______________714-256-8950 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Tin / Zinc Plate Louie's Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 EPSI______________714-256-8950 A Z METALWORKER • 92 • May/June 2011 2

Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 PLASMA CUTTING Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 POLISHING Gold Tech Industries______480-968-1930 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 PRODUCT DESIGN Design and Modeling Bar-S Machine_ _____ 928-636-2115 CAD Tools_ __________480-753-4290 Profiles Tool & Engineering__ 480-894-1008 PRECISION FLAT STOCK Tri-Matrix_ __________480-844-0165 PROCESSING: CHEMICAL LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Acid Pickle MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Chemical Stripping MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 PRODUCTION Action Machine_ _______623-435-0883 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Louie's Black Oxide______602-257-0530 PUNCHING Gerome Mfg_________ 520-622-8402 Group Manufacturing Serv__480-966-3952 Scottsdale Precision. Inc._____ 480-991-0317 Scriven Precision_ ______480-961-9775 REPAIR Repair & Overhaul,Aerospace Lewis Aerospace________ 623-581-0764

Andrew S. Munter

(480) 820-0017 1-888-MAC.PKGE

Specializing in Military Specification Packaging and Bar Code

PACKAGING COMPANY, INC.

ondy@mocpackoging.com

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• mocpackoging.com

125 W. Gemini. Suite E-.4• Tempe, Al85283.5606.

Fax 820-3197

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


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BOB HUDZIK

E.D.M. Specialists Precision Machining

Matthew Carlson Sales Manager

SUN TECH Since 1980

(602) 455-9575. Fax (602) 455-0166. Cell (623) 203-9619 1700 N. 22nd Ave .• Phoenix, AZ. 85009 matthewcarlson@pmaofaz.com

Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 WC Machine & Tool__ ____ 480-507-4620 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 SPINNING: Metal Metal Spinning Solutions___ 480-899-0939 SPLINES Apache Gear, Inc_ ______ 623-934-7144 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 Bolt’s Metallizing_ ______ 602-244-2432 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 SPRINGS Flat and Wire Springs AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 STAMPING AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 CygnetStamping & Fab_____818-240-7574 Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 Precision Die & Stamping___ 480-967-2038 Pro-Salez____________ 480-773-3239 Scriven Precision_ ______ 480-961-9775 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine_ ______ 602-323-5550 Wrico _ ____________ 480-892-7800 Precision Metal Forming ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Stamping: Aerospace Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 Stamping Design Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Stamping: Prototype Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 TAPPING Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 TESTING Testing: Flow / Target Semiray Aero. Testing_____ 623-842-3030 Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure Jet Products_ __________623-869-6749 Semiray Aero. Testing_____ 623-842-3030 THERMAL SPRAY Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 Controlled Thermal Tech'y____602-272-3714 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580

THREADING Thread Grinding Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Shaw Precision_ _______ 480-785-4925 Thread Rolling Shaw Precision_ _______ 480-785-4925 TOOL & DIE 3D Machine LLC______ 480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Whitley Machine_ ______ 602-323-5550 Wrico _ ____________ 480-892-7800 TOOLING Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 US Carbide Tool LLC_______480-755-3812 Tooling: Jig & Fixture Building New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 TREPANNING Trepanning Specialties_ ___562-633-8110 TUBING Assembly Formed Tubing Service & Sales_ _______ 480-968-9084 Formed Tubing AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 Cling’s Manufacturing____480-968-1778 Large Diam. Pipe & Tubing Trepanning Specialties_ ___562-633-8110 Tube Bending /Fabrication Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 K-zell Metals, Inc._ ___ 602-232-5882 Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 Service & Sales______ 480-968-9084 WATER PURIF/ RECYC. USFilter_ _________ 760-525-9930 WATERJET CUTTING Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys_ 800-237-2888 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 Centaur Technologies___623-516-8080 Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Davia Water Jet______ 602-442-4452 EDM Express.com_____ 877-336-4548 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 Flow International ____ 480-830-0431 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 LAI Southwest_________ 602-304-1160 MarZee Inc._________602-269-5801 New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 Pro-Salez____________ 480-773-3239 Southwest Waterjet_____480-306-7748

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Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 Taycar Enterprises_ ____ 505-265-2121 Toolcraft of Phoenix_ ___623-435-5405 WC Machine & Tool_ ______480-507-4620 Whitley Machine_ _____602-323-5550 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001 Waterjet,3D 3 - 5 AXIS LAI Southwest________ 602-304-1160 Waterjet, Multi head Davia Water Jet________ 602-442-4452 LAI Southwest________ 602-304-1160 Whitley Machine_ _____602-323-5550 Waterjet, High Press. Cutting Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 LAI Southwest________ 602-304-1160

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Val-Tech Mfg___________480-966-7376 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 WASHERS AERO Spring & Mfg Co____602-243-4329 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 Welding: Aerospace WIRE FORMS Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 AERO Spring & Mfg Co____602-243-4329 Central Components_ ___520-571-1433 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 WELDING JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 ACME Metal Works_ ______ 480-926-4171 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 APMI _ ____________ 480-668-0024 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 Arrow Sheet Metal________ 303-427-6419 Welding: Alum. Med & Lg ASHER Metal Products______ 773-276-5007 Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 Astra Fab_ __________480-497-8250 ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 AzMark_ ___________ 480-921-4128 Continental Machining___800-777-2483 Banner Machine, Inc_ ____602-437-4984 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 BID Machine, Inc_ ______480-892-7304 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 Capital Stainless_ _____ 480-967-0016 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Central Components_ ___ 520-571-1433 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ __520-293-3819 Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Elixir Industries_______ 480-834-1484 Welding: Enclosures Empire Precision Mach.____ 480-633-4580 ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Group Mfg. Serv_ ______480-966-3952 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Harco Metal Products_____ 480-829-0450 Welding: Design Howell Precision_________ 623-582-4776 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 Welding: Inspection SVC Joined Alloys_ _________602-870-5600 K-zell Metals, Inc._ ____ 602-232-5882 Niagara Testing West_ _____480-968-2315 Landmark Precision_______480-940-4001 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 Welding: Orbital Lynch Brothers Mfg_ ______ 602-267-7575 MSL Precision_ _________ 480-773-3239 L&W Fluid_________ 602-323-2560 Welding: Spot Precision Casting Repair_ ___800-622-2404 ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Precision Metalworks____ 602-455-9575 Nelson Engineering______ 602-273-7114 Pro-Salez_____________ 480-773-3239 Welding: Tig Quality Mold_ _________480-892-5480 Continental Machining___800-777-2483 Scriven Precision_ ______ 480-961-9775 State Industrial Prod_____602-275-0990 Cutting Edge Mfg_ ______ 480-609-7233 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Taycar Enterprises_ ____ 505-265-2121 JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 Unique Machine_________ 602-470-1911 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 A Z METALWORKER • 93 • May/June 2011 2


Index of Advertisers

3D Machine.....................................83 Controlled Thermal........................87 4 Sight Technologies......................81 Country Financial............................81 A&J Indus. Mch Repair.............26,81 Creedbilt Inc.............................72,90 AATC.................................................83 CRI..............................................44,81 Abbott Workholding....................80 Cupps Industrial Supply.....................89 ABS Quality.....................................16 Cutting Tool Consultants...................76 ABS Metallurgical Processors.........86 CTE........................................................77 Absolute Machining & Turning.....93 CVD Diamond Corp..............................79 ACC Machinery...........................7,74 Cygnet Stamping & Fab................92 Accuwright......................................86 D & R Mchy....................................41,74 Ace Laser.........................................84 DCM Tech..................................43,76 ACME Metal Works....................... 92 DDi..............................................80,95 Action Machine.............................. 85 Datum Inspection..........................87 Adams Mfg & Eng..........................86 DaVia Water Jet.......................10,90 Adams Mach..............11,45,49,74,96 Delcam...........................................80 Advanced Coating Technologies...92 Diversified Diamond Products....79 Advanced Coord Tech....................75 East Valley Laser Inc.....................88 Advanced Metal Sales.....................80 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc........89 Advanced Precision........................81 Ebbco Inc....................................... 75 Advanced Tooling.......................... 76 Echols Saw & Supply....................74 Aero Spring & Mfg................. ........85 EDM Express.com........................82 Aerodyne Alloys............................. 79 EDM Network..........................32,78 Airtek............................................... 78 EDM Perform Access...................79 Alerus Bank & Trust........................81 EDM Tech................................. 56,83 All World Machinery Supply.......18,81 Ellison Machinery.............3,61,74,76 Aluminum Precision......................86 Elixir Industries..............................84 American Aerospace..................... 83 Elrod Machine & Mfg................... 77 AMTS................................................81 Empire Precision Mach................. 90 Anchor Danly...................................14 EPSI...................................................92 Anodizing of Mesa......................... 92 Evans Precision Mach’g...............86 Apache Gear...................................86 Excaliber Precision.......................84 Apache Steel.................................. 78 Fine Line Fabricating Inc..............86 AP Industrial................................... 92 Fine Line Laser Cutting.................92 APMI................................................ 83 Flow Intl................................... 65,78 Arizona Bank & Trust.....................80 Foresight Finishing.......................92 Arizona Engineering......................88 Foresight Technologies................84 Arizona Finishing............................ 87 Frontier Metal Stamping.............92 Arizona Hard Chrome................... 87 Fry Steel Co....................................78 Arizona MEP...................................88 Galaxy Associates, Inc..................79 Arizona Wire Spec............... ..........83 Ganesh Machinery....................21,76 Arizona Wire Tool.......................... 93 Gartman Tech Services...........56,82 Arrow Sheet Metal.................. 40,86 Geiger Electric Inc......................... 75 Asher Metal Products................... 85 Gerome Mfg............................48,84 Astra Fab......................................... 83 Gilbert Metal Stamping...............83 Auer Precision................................86 Gilbert Precision Machine............90 Ayers Gear & Mach........................ 83 Gladhill Assoc...........................52,88 AZ CNC...8,9,22,23,57-59,68-71,74,76 Global EDM Supply....................... 77 AZMARK....................................84,92 Glover Precision, Inc.....................88 AZ Metals...................................62,78 Gold Tech Industries.....................88 AZ Tool Steel..............................78,79 Great Western .........................34,81 B&B Tool.........................................80 Grindworks....................................84 B & T Tool & Engr.......................... 78 Group Manufacturing..................85 Bank of Arizona............................. 79 Haas Factory Outlet.............3,76,77 Barry Metals..............................36,79 Hangsterfer’s...........................25,76 Bar-S Machine Inc.......................... 83 HK Machining................................89 Barton Mines . ..........................44,79 Hanna Tools & Machinery........... 77 BC Tool Grinding............................ 87 Harco Metal Products..................83 BID Machine, Inc............................ 85 Harschco .......................................87 Blaser............................................... 79 Hawkeye Precision.......................85 Blue Streak Grinding............... 46,86 Helical Solutions............................ 81 BMSC.....................................28-30,81 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding.....85 Bogue Machine..............................89 Horizon Carbide............................78 Bolt’s Metallizing, Inc....................89 Howell Precision ............... 54-55,86 Bralco Metals............................ 77,78 HUB Intl..........................................83 CAD Enterprises.............................88 Hurco...............................................41 CAD Tools........................................86 Ind. Metal Supply.....................10,79 CAID.................................................84 Ind.Tool Die....................................89 California Tool.................................77 Ind. Workholding Solution..........80 Canyon State Oil......................... 2,79 Infinisys....................................84,88 Capital Stainless........................ 52,82 Innovative Cutting Tools.............. 77 Cassavant Machining.....................91 Innovative Tool Sales................... 77 Centaur Technologies...................88 Intech Funding.............................. 35 Central Components.....................89 Integrated Systems Inc................82 Certified Comparator.....................77 International Machine Parts.......90 Certified Inspection Services . ..... 83 IRH.................................................. 81 CGS Technologies, Inc.................. 85 ITDE................................................89 Challenger Aerospace...................88 Jan’s Inc..........................................89 ChemResearch............................... 87 J B’s Prec Ind....................................88 CIS.....................................................72 JD Ellen LLC.......................................89 Cling’s Manufacturing................... 85 Jemelco Inc......................................81 CNC Machinery.............................. 76 J.K. Tool................................ .........76 Coast Aluminum...............................78 Joined Alloys..................................92 Coastal Metals............................42,80 Jorgenson ........... ...................76 Coating Tech................................63,83 JPS Manufacturing................................86 Collins Metal Finishing.................. 83 JWB Manufacturing...............................87 Continental Machining..................89 K D Capital............................ 38, 74 A Z METALWORKER • 94 • May/June 2011 2

Klontech Indus. Sales...............74,80 KMT Waterjet..................................75 K-Zell Metals, Inc............................ 85 L&W Machine Co...........................88 LA Specialties........................... 60,88 LAI International............................86 Landmark Precision.... 1,28-30,48,84 Larry Arroues & Co........................ 78 Layke Inc......................................... 84 Leach Laser................................ 66,91 Leavitt Group..................................81 Lewis Aerospace........................... 85 Lone Arrow.....................................77 Louie’s Black Oxide..................85,87 Louie’s Gun Finishing.................... 87 Lynch Brothers............................... 87 MSL Precision................................. 87 Machinery Sales............................. 76 MAC Packaging...............................92 Magnum Precision...............27,75,77 Makino......................................... 5,74 Marshall Tool & Supply.................80 MarZee.................................. 12,78,86 Matrix Machine.........................83,84 May Foundry..................................86 Mesa Machinery............................ 76 Metalcraft Inc.................................88 Metal Processing Intl.....................91 Metal Spinnng................................ 85 Metals Eng & Testing Labs............81 Metco Metal . ................................88 Methods Machine.....................31,76 Micro-Tronics..............................13,84 Micro 100....................................16,79 Micropulse West............................ 83 Milne.................................................81 Mirachem........................................77 MITSUBISHI.....................................53 Mitsui Seiki.......................................19 MMR LLC.........................................82 Moore Tool & Equip...................... 76 Mountain Rep.................................81 Morsch Machine............................ 83 MSC Industrial.................................33 MSL Precision................................. 85 Muratec.......................................... 76 National Grinding & Mfg............... 86 NBS Calibrations...................... 66,80 Nelson Engineering....................... 85 New Hope Machine...................... 84 Niagara Testing West.....................92 North-South .........................19,53,77 NTK Cutting Tools.......................... 76 O’Donnell & Associates................80 OGP..................................................75 Omax Corp............................22,23,74 Orion Registrar...............................88 Osborn Products......................84,86 Osprey Technologies..................... 86 Perfection Industrial Finishing......91 Perfection Powder Coating.............84 Perma-Finish................................... 87 Petersen Inc...................................90 Petroferm.............................64,77,84 PGI....................................................82 Phoenix Grinding........................... 84 Phoenix Heat Treat........................ 87 Phoenix Metalcraft........................92 Phoenix Metal Trading......................72,80 Pivot....................................................87 PMA Photometals .........................82 Powerhaus.....................................90 Powill Mfg.................................. .......87 Precious Metal Plating........... ..88 Precision Casting Repair.......... 83 Precision Die .......................................83 Precision Industrial Painting.............84 Precision Metalworks.......................93 Premier Precision..............46,84,85,88 Prime Machine.....................................84 P . ro Precision .......................................86 ProSalez.................................................82 Pro Ultrasonics.....................................78 Profiles Tool & Eng ...................................84 QTC ..............................................................80 Quality Advisory...............................77

Qualichem, Inc...................................78 Quality Mold.........................86 R&D Specialty Manco................89 Road Machinery...............................92 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades..........75 Ryerson.............................................80 S&S Machinery Sales....................... 76 Samuel, Son & Co............. 17,67,78,79 Satowfi....................................50-51,89 Savage Machine . .............................75 SBG Capital.......................................80 Scottsdale Precision Inc..................84 Scriven Precision Fab...................... 83 Semiray .......................................24,89 Service & Sales.................................80 Setco Marketing ............................. 79 Sharp................................................. 45 Shaw Precision Grind’g................... 85 Shop Floor Automations.................81 S L Fusco........................................... 78 Southwest Metal Fab.......................82 Southwest Metrology, Inc.............88 Southwest Powder......................... 87 Southwest Swiss Precision Mchg........89 Southwest Waterjet.........................92 Star Metal Fluids.....15,75,76,78,80,81 State Industrial Prod....................... 78 Steel Services Grind’g.................12,84 Stellar Machining & Fab Inc.............92 Stevens Engineering....................... 79 Sun Grinding................................20,86 Sun Tech............................................ 93 Superior Grinding............................ 87 Sustaining Edge Solutions.........43,80 Swisstech Tooling & Mfg.................91 Systems3...........................................89 TAYCAR.............................................86 TCI Precision Metals........................ 78 TMM Precision............................83,94 T.S.M. Mach. .................................... 74 Taylor Hobson Precision................. 76 Team Industrial Services............40,87 TechMark........................................86 Temperature Processing................ 87 Temtco Steel..................................... 78 The Metal Man......................... 83,86 The Tech Group............................. 90 The Werks C&C...............................79 Tipco Punch....................................78 TMI (GibbsCAM)............................. 81 TNT Sandblasting.......................... 89 Tolleson Steel..................................78 Toolcraft of Phoenix...................... 89 Tooling Molds West...................... 89 Tornquist Machinery......................75 Total Filtration Sys.......................... 77 Total Quality Sys....................... 60,78 Trepanning Specialties................... 91 Tri-Matrix Mach.............................85 Tsugami...........................................47 TW Metals.......................................79 Tube Service....................................78 U S Shop Tools...........................30,77 Ulbrich of CA..............................37,78 Unique Machine.............................76 United Performance Metals.........78 Universal Laser Systems................38 US Carbide Tools............................93 VACCO Industries...........................83 Val-Tech Mfg...................................85 Valley Industrial Painting...............92 Vroom Enginering & Mfg............. 90 Washington Cal. .......................87 WC Machine & Tool........................85 Weiser/Mile High Precision.......... 86 Western States Metal.................... 81 White Rock Inc.............................. 89 Whitley Machine ...................... 86 Widia................................................76 Wintech...........................................85 Wire-Tech........................................85 Wrico...............................................85 X5.....................................................85


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