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Vol. 24, No. 3, May / June 2018

Southwest Edition (AZ, NV, and NM)

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Editors Corner “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” — Zig Ziglar

“The winner’s edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.” — Denis Waitley

This is graduation time, and with graduation, comes the next chapter in our youths’ lives. Whether it is college they choose, or the pursuit of a trade, it is absolutely imperative that they have a plan that has a high probability of leading to a career. When my daughter and son graduated from high school with plans for college, I impressed upon them the importance of studying something in college that would easily translate into a marketable skill, and hence a job. Alyssa became a pharmacist and Alex a chemical engineer. Despite a tenuous job market they entered in 2011 and 2012, they both immediately secured jobs. To their credit, they both have remained with the same employer who hired them as new grads. Decades ago, it was common to go to college to study soft subjects such as ‘Art History’ or ‘Philosophy’. Today, I believe if you pursue majors like this, you will have a difficult time transitioning into a fulfilling career. It is an excellent time to be graduating and looking for a job today. ‘Help Wanted’ signs abound for those who are skilled and have an positive attitude. If you are a hiring manager, I encourage you to look not just at the skills of your potential new hire, but also at their personality (i.e. likability). The probability that someone who just graduated from a curriculum will have precisely the skills you need is low. My son recently started interviewing for a new position because he will have to move to a new part of the country for his wife’s position. Unsure that the hiring freeze that was happening at his company would allow him to move within his company, he pursued other positions. I mentioned he is a chemical engineer. He has become an expert in the past 6 years in industrial gases with his current employer. When he interviewed with a new company, he was a final 4 in the interview process. But his potential new employer expressed concern that he lacked ‘polymer’’ and ‘polyethylene’ experience. Imagine how few people there are looking for a career in a specific city that have strong polymer and polyethylene experience! It would be like looking for a needle in a haystack. In the end, my son did get the job offer, but his present company came through with a position. Attitude is so much more important than a very specific skill set.You can teach the skill – you can’t teach the attitude. You will read about a very successful machine shop in Tucson, Arizona that hires inexperienced, often young, new machinists. These new hires are taught machining by seasoned employees, and all eventually learn to become programmers as well as machinists. Pay is very good for people who enter this career – when they have a good worth ethic and a positive attitude! Not everyone can or wants to be a doctor. Encourage your new graduates to look for something they can excel at. Hopefully, their years in your family unit already gave them the work ethic and attitude they need to succeed. In closing, congrats to our new graduates, and God Bless our Troops!


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Linda Daly Publisher

DYNAMIC MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING This isn’t Your Grandfather’s Machine Shop!

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Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry.

Circulation: The A2Z MANUFACTURING has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 8500 people actively engaged in the precision 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 The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.


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Announcements & Releases Haas Factory Outlet-Phoenix Invites Machinists to CNC Training

NY. There, he was responsible for all of the purchasing and maintaining one and half million dollars in inventory for two branch offices.

Mill and lathe classes are scheduled every other month. Each course consists of 3 days of hands on instruction led by a Haas Certified Instructor. Students will learn the basics of the Haas control, operation of machines, and Haas programming using G & M codes. Classes are held Monday through Wednesday from 3:30 to 7 pm.

Bill is pictured with American Tools & Metals’ Chelsea Yusupov, who joined the team last summer. Chelsea supports the team as Office Manager.

Please join us for an upcoming session of the Haas CNC training.We recommend registering as early as possible as class sizes are limited. Mill class – May 21st – May 23rd Lathe class – June 18th – June 20th Training is held at Haas Factory Outlet- Phoenix, a Division of Ellison Machinery, located at 1610 S Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ. To register or for additional information, call 480-968-5877 or visit

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Adams Machinery’s Ken Goodman Awarded ‘2018 Best in Sales’ Award for January

2017, a machine shop owner in the defense industry called me to get a quote on a Doosan mill. When I gave the customer a quote, he responded that it was too high and he purchased a lower priced entry level machine.” He adds, “Fast forward a few months later; the customer called me to say they weren’t happy with their recent mill purchase and were interested in a Doosan mill. In April of last year they welcomed their first DNM Doosan into the shop.” Dick elaborates, “This customer is now sold on the Doosan machine tools. When it was time to expand in January, they simply ordered more DNMs. Having existing customers who trust you is what Adams Machinery is proud to be known for.”

CratingTechnology Celebrates 20 Years In Business

American Tools & Metals, Inc. Introduces Its Latest Sales Addition, Bill Hulchanski

The team at Adams Machinery is pleased to announce that long term employee and sales executive Ken Goodman was just awarded the distinction of ‘January 2018 Best in Sales’ by Doosan.

American Tools & Metals is pleased to announce that Bill Hulchanski joined the company to support the company’s customers in the Phoenix market.

Dick Short, owner of Adams Machinery, says, “This is such a prestigious award, as it is given to only one person each month in all of the United States.We are proud of Ken’s accomplishment.” During the month of January, Ken sold 9 machines: 1 LYNX 220LSYC, 7 DNM 5700s and 1 PUMA 2600SY II.

After four years in the United States Marine Corps; where Bill earned Top-Secret Clearance and served a year and a half at Camp David with the White House and Secret Service, he has spent nearly 4 decades in Industrial Distribution inside sales.

Ken has worked for Adams Machinery for 15 years now, and he has 34 years total in the machine tool industry.

Prior to moving to Phoenix, Bill spent over 21 years with Harrison Industrial Supply in Syracuse,

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Crating Technology is pleased to annoubnce that it is celebrating 20 years in business, and the entire team thanks its loyal customers for helping them to achieve this milestone. The company was founded nearly 2 decases ago whenTomWilliams determined there was a lack of quality packaging products available. Today the company remains under the ownership of Tom, with partner Anthony Locatelli helping to run the business. BothTom and Anthony hve extensive backgrounds in the the trucking and transportation (logistics) industry. Today, CratingTechnology supports customers from a wide variety of industries, with a strong focus on the aerospace industry.Their services Announcements Continued Page 7








Announcements & Releases include: • Custom designed wood crates. • On-site crating available. • Industrial heat shrink wrap. • Forklift ser vices and certified drivers. • Storage for your crates. • Pallets and Skids. • Vapor Barrier Bags. • Clean Room Certified crews. • H a z a r d o u s M at e r i a l Transportation assistance (crating, packaging, marking, paperwork) The company will collaborate with rigging, lift, and shipping companies to provide you with a single source for your shipping needs. Managing Partner Tom Williams, says, “Each crew member holds more skills than crating alone. Every individual here possesses the skills of a carpenter, mill man, packer, and designer. And it is with pride that we design and create each and every one of the protective containers for our customers.” To learn how CratingTechnology can support your logistics needs, contact them at 602-528-3628 or visit

Ganesh Machinerry Introduces The GEN MILL T-500 High-Speed Drill-Mill-Tap Centers The GEN MILL T-500 is a high-speed drill-mill-tap centers, by Ganesh Machinery of Chatsworth, CA, combine the durability of heavy cast iron construction with the strength of roller bearing ways, that provide twice the rigidity of ball bearing ways. The included Big-Plus dual contact spindle increases tool rigidity and increases cutting capability for optimum productivity, with the further advantage of greater tool life. Standard spindles provide a single contact somewhere along the spindle taper, but the Big Plus spindle provides contact both on the spindle taper and on the full diameter of the tool flange, which greatly increases tool length location accuracy and reduces tool runout while improving overall cutting rigidity. The beltless direct-drive 7.5-horsepower 12,000 RPM spindle can tap up to 6,000 RPM for increased machine productivity. Rapid traverse rates in the X, Y, and Z axes are 2,362 IPM to maximize production. Positioning repeatability is ±0.00008” for exceptional machine accuracy. Announcements Continued Page 8 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Announcements & Releases Continued The offers the following specifications: maximum coil weith of 20,000 lbs; maximum coil width 60”; maximum coil O/D 84”. It can cut metal from 16” to 240” in length.You can select from stocks ranging in thickness from .016” to .019”. With the PRO-ECO line, Bralco can product close tolerance blanks, and inventory them for off-the-shelf, just-in-time delivery —cutting your stock costs to nil. To learn more about how Bralco can support your needs, contact them at: p: 602-252-1918 or visit them in Phoenix at 929 E. Jackson St. Phoenix.

HAAS Demo Day 2018 Join us for HAAS Demo Day 2018 – A Celebration of Very First, on May 9th! It was 30 years ago when the Haas VF-1 vertical machining center was born. See how it’s become the most popular CNC machine ever. You’re invited to visit us on May 9 for exciting demonstrations, food, refreshments, networking, and a chance to win a RaceWeekend Giveaway. Plus, attendees will receive a free commemorative T-shirt in celebration of the very first vertical machining center, the VF-1! A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The Haas VF-1 – Thirty Years of Very Firsts This year marks the 30th anniversary of Haas Automation’s very first vertical machining center – the industry-leading VF-1. The “V” stands for vertical, and company founder Gene Haas added “F1” to the name to unofficially designate it as the company’s “Very First One.” Developed in 1987 and introduced at IMTS 88 in Chicago, the Haas VF-1 established an industry milestone by being the very first American-built vertical machining center to sell for less than $50,000 – an unheard of price at that time.With a published price of $49,900 – published pricing is another Haas very first – the Haas VF-1 quickly became the industry benchmark for affordable CNC technology. Today, the 2018 Haas VF-1 still sells for less than $50,000 – in fact, it’s just $46,995 – and Haas Automation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of CNC machine tools, with an extensive lineup of more than 100 high-performance products. Prices for all Haas machines and options are published online for all to see – something no other machine tool builder can claim – and customers can even build and price their new machine at Registration is FREE. Register ONLINE at Haas Factory Outlet, a Division of Ellison Machinery Co. LLC. 1610 S. Priest Dr. Suite# 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone: 480-968-5877 Online at Announcements Continued Page 10

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Seeking Nominations For The 2018 NTMA Service Awards This year, the NTMA celebrates 75 years of excellence. Our anniversary year will culminate at our annual Fall Conference, slated for Oct. 23-26, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. At the conference, we will be recognizing those individuals and companies who have made notable contributions to our industry. Do you know an individual or a company that should be recognized? Please complete the form below and return it to Candy Davis ( no later than Aug. 15, 2018, so that your submission may be considered by our review panel.

Arizona Scitech Festival Draws Record Attendance, Creates Awareness For Stem Careers Communities across the state officially wrapped up the 2018 Arizona SciTech Festival on March 31, the statewide, two-month long celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Now in its seventh year, the festival has seen consistent growth in attendance, events and community involvement. This year’s festival reached record attendance of 450,000 people in 80 communities across the state. There were more than 2,000 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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“The Arizona SciTech Festival events are critical for engaging future generations of scientists and technology leaders and encouraging them to pursue STEM careers,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We are focused on ensuring that Arizona continues to produce a talent pipeline with the technical skills today’s employers require.” The Arizona SciTech Festival has grown into the third-largest science and technology festival in the nation – and is an example of the power of grassroots collaboration across industry, academia, the arts and civic organizations. “To date, more than 1,000 schools have engaged with the festival, strengthening their relationships with local businesses, universities and government,” said Dr. Jeremy Babendure, Executive Director of Arizona’s SciTech. “The level of collaboration you find in Arizona is impressive, and allows us to create impactful programming for students in communities statewide.” Arizona SciTech is presented in partnership by the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Arizona Technology Council Foundation, the Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Announcements Continued Page 12

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In 2007 the company outgrew the first 15,000 sq. foot building in Wheeling, IL and moved to a 65,000 sq. ft. facility in Lincolnshire, IL. KNUTH’s warehouse provides customers with extensive inventory for immediate delivery. Today KNUTH USA has more than doubled their number of employees and is expanding their reach from North & Central America to include South America. KNUTH has over 400 employees worldwide and has established a comprehensive dealer network of over 65 partners in the Americas. Daniel Maerklin, President of KNUTH Machine Tools USA is proud of the growth, stating, “Our strategy of customer-focused friendly employees selling a high quality product at the best price has paid off.” In addition to sales, the KNUTH Machine Tools USA facility has a complete service, application and parts department including an on-site machine shop. KNUTH has focused on providing excellent customer service, implementing a system to guarantee a call back within 30 minutes. In 2015 KNUTH Machine Tools service department was acknowledged with the Stevie® Award in the category Best Customer Service Department of the Year.

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KNUTH is Celebrating 15Years in the USA with a 5 Year Parts Warranty! KNUTH Machine Tools USA, Inc. is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Founded in Germany in 1923, KNUTH is a worldwide leader in manufacturing and supplying the widest range of metalworking machinery in the industry. KNUTH Machine Tools USA was opened in 2003 in Wheeling, IL. Goetz Waehner was one of the first employees in the US, and is still with KNUTH USA today as National Service Manager. He has some fond memories of traveling to trade shows with Mr. Knuth before we even had a location established in the US. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Frank Fontana, VP of Sales expressed, “We are proud of our success, believe in our quality and we will show our appreciation with a 5 year no cost limited warranty on our 15 best-selling machines over the course of the next year. This sets us apart from any other machine tool brands in the country.” Please visit www.knuth-usa. com/5yrs for additional details.

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In addition to full 5-axis machining capability, the tilt of the table – along with a chip conveyor and flood coolant – ensures efficient chip management and evacuation. To further optimize chip flow, the horizontal spindle orientation also makes it possible to machine a part inverted while a standard 800 L coolant tank accommodates a Niagara coolant configuration. For even higher levels of productivity and unmanned operation, the machine can be outfitted with an automatic two-pallet changer as well as a Mazak Multi-Pallet Pool (MPP) system or Announcements Continued Page 16 be incorporated into a fully automated Mazak PALLETECH System. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Star Metal Fluids, in conjunction with BHC, held their inaugural “Part Cleaning Demo Day”. This event provided customers the opportunity to see cleaning equipment in action with the latest precision cleaning solutions that Star Metal Fluids has to offer. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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And Hear About The MUT They Are Using - Developed By Arizona Tooling & Machining Assocation (ATMA) Member Fredon’s use of a Machine Utilization Tracker — MUT — is an example of how manufacturers are using Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud technologies to improve performance on the factory floor, a company news release stated. The Machine Utilization Tracker, as its name implies, detects which machines are being used. Information is then translated to a dashboard in real-time. The award was presented March 8 at the Manufacturing for Growth Meeting in Miami, Florida, hosted by the National Tooling & Machining Association and the Association for ManufacturingTechnology, during the Technology in Action session for conference attendees. “What gets measured gets improved,” said Rich Ditto, Fredon vice president of operations. “We are excited to have this cutting-edge technology that allows us to monitor the efficiency of our equipment and our team. It was one of the most successful ways we have found to easily and visually evaluate the percentage of machine utilization. “Working hand in hand with Matt Ulepic (founder of E Solutions’ MUT) to ensure the units and software dashboard was specific to what our company wanted to see was exciting and beneficial — for Announcements Continued Page 18

Announcements & Releases Continued both Fredon and E Solutions.” With the insight gained from the MUT, small process improvements create large gains in capacity, increasing capacity drives revenue, lower costs and improve competitiveness, Ulepic explained. To learn more about the ‘Machine Utilization Tracker’ aka MUT, visit their website at or call 480.420.4376 By Chad Felton, The News-Herald

EMAG Technology Days, June 6-7, 2018 Long-time leader in vertical turning centers and other machining technologies will demonstrate a variety of machines plus present informative sessions on new machines, emerging production scenarios and keynote discussions of innovative propulsion systems, E-mobility trends and their impact on traditional manufacturing; all are welcomed EMAG L.L.C. announces its plans to hold its annual Technology Days at the North American headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan (Detroit), June 6-7. On June 6, the event will run from noon til 9 PM. On June 7, from 8 AM til 2:30 PM. The event will include a variety of machine tools under power for live demonstrations, plus a series of technical and market presentations by industry experts from the company. Topics will cover all the machining and joining technologies EMAG currently brings to the market, including vertical milling, ECM, laser and induction hardening. The keynote presentations will be a discussion of innovative propulsion systems on June 6 and E-mobility trends and A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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their impact on the traditional manufacturing landscape in the automotive supply chain on June 7. The event will be led by CEO of EMAG L.L.C. for North America, Peter Loetzner. Other featured speakers will be Michael Robinet from HIS Markit and Brett Smith from the Center for Automotive Research. Day One presentations on June 6 will cover Material Science and Technology, while Day Two on June 7 will emphasize Machining and Assembly. EMAG engineers will be available to discuss the machines, the technologies and the Industry 4.0 services offered by the company. Interested Parties May Review The Agenda And Sign Up To Attend This Event At:

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Aerospace Propels GE, Honeywell, Bodes Well for Boeing, Lockheed The aviation and aerospace units at General Electric Co. and Honeywell International Inc. helped the two industrial giants beat earnings estimates, which bodes well for Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. as they prepare to report quarterly financial results. “Aviation is so powerful that it’s lifting all boats,”TheStreet founder Jim Cramer said on CNBC while discussing GE’s top- and bottom-line beats for the fiscal first quarter. Cramer used to own GE for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust before selling the position at the end of February. Orders for GE’s aviation unit rose 13% year over year to $8.1 billion. Segment profit surged 26% to $1.6 billion mainly driven by higher prices on commercial engines and aftermarket materials. GE’s aviation unit sells jet engines, landing gear and digital solutions, such as flight phase analysis and fuel management. Similarly, Honeywell’s aerospace division had a blow-out quarter. Aerospace revenue increased 12% year over year to $3.98 billion, topping estimates. On an organic basis, aerospace sales for the quarter rose 8% driven by growth in commercial original equipment and in the U.S. defense market. Honeywell’s aerospace unit sells engines, navigation, lighting as well as cockpit systems and displays among other product Due to the strong demand within its U.S. defense business and improved commercial original equipment outlook, the Morris Plains, N.J.-based industrial giant now expects organic sales for the full year to rise by between 3% and 5%, compared to its prior guidance of 1% to 3%. GE management expressed confidence in the strength of the aerospace market, however, Cowen equity analyst Gautam Khanna was still doubtful. “Given the strong start in the first quarter at other segments (i.e., mainly Aviation) the reiterated guidance may be viewed as credible, even though Aero mix should weaken throughout the year as LEAP [engine] deliveries ramp and Power backlog converts to sales,” Khanna said in an April 20 research note. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Lockheed is scheduled to report firstquarter financial results on April 24, while Boeing will report on April 25. Lockheed is expected to post adjusted earnings of $3.39 a share on revenue of $11.24 billion, according to analysts surveyed by FactSet.Analysts, meanwhile, anticipate that Boeing will report adjusted earnings of $2.57 a share on revenue of $22.2 billion. Still, investors should be aware of some risks. Bloomberg analyst Douglas Rothacker said the headlines on the F-25 delivery rift with the Pentagon represent an overhang for Lockheed, “though the F-25 revenue isn’t wholly aligned with deliveries, given the program remains in an early production phase, indicating risks could largely be mitigated in [the first quarter].” Separately, the Gover nment Accountability Office issued a report earlier this week on the Boeing KC46, a military aerial refueling aircraft, suggesting that the first delivery of 18 aircraft could slip to May 2019. But the potential delay past the initial 2018 delivery target should not surprise investors as this has been widely speculated, said Canaccord Genuity analyst Ken Herbert. “So, while we expect the program to be a greater cash investment than initially expected, and we do see the strong potential of delivery delays into 2019, we do not believe this will materially impact the narrative on Boeing stock,” Herbert said. “Sentiment on the stock today focuses on the strong commercial fundamentals (trade risk aside), FCF growth, and a very shareholder-friendly capital allocation strategy, which we continue to believe is largely reflected in the stock.” Source: Anders Keitz

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tests, and missile level qualification tests for the tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided obsolescence and safety requirements for the 2A and 2B missile configurations.Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona; and Farmington, New Mexico, with an estimated completion date of June 28, 2019. Fiscal 2018 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $13,786,379 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command is the contracting activity. The A-Tech Corp., Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded a $13,685,414 cost-plusfixed-fee completion task order. This task order provides for required research and development in basic physics, engineering, design, development, integration, technical analysis, and testing. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 18, 2020. Fiscal 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $1,250,000 are being obligated at the time of award.This contract was a competitive acquisition and one offer was received. Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (FA9453-18-F-0003). Honeywell International Inc.,Tempe, Arizona, was awarded an $18,659,913 firm-fixed-price contract for the overhaul and repair ofT55-GA-714A engines and components for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Phoenix, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2019. Fiscal 2017 Army working capital funds in the amount of $9,143,357 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-18-C-0027).

Department of Defense (DoD) Awards Raytheon Missile Systems,Tucson,Arizona, is being awarded $16,204,483 for modification P00040 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-15-C-0121) to redesign the missile processor unit subsystem in support of the AIM-9X Block II System Improvement program, increment III development. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed in December 2021. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy and Air Force) funds in the amount of $91,280 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for Navy ($45,640; 50 percent); and Air Force ($45,640; 50 percent). Raytheon Co. Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $13,786,379 modification (0029 09) to contract W31P4Q-13-D-0026 to perform pre-qualification tests, product verification tests, warhead qualification and performance tests, integrated electronic safe and arm qualification A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded an $18,058,291 modification (P00028) to contract W31P4Q-16-C-0133 for the repair and support of the Javelin Missile system. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2019. Fiscal 2016, 2017 and 2018 other procurement (Army); operations and maintenance (Army); other; and foreign military sales funds in the combined amount of $18,058,291 were obligated at the time of the award. Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $48,061,000 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0030 under previously awarded contract N00104-11-D-ZD43

as an undefinitized contractual action for performance-based logistics support of the Phalanx close-inweapon system in managing the systems by furnishing repaired and new units for 1041 line items under prescribed performance metrics in response to Fleet requisitions. Work will be performed in Louisville, Kentucky, and work is to be completed by August 2019. Fiscal 2018 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $23,549,890 will be obligated at the time of award and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One firm was solicited for this non-competitive requirement, and one offer was received . Naval Supply Systems CommandWeapon Systems Support is the contracting activity. Honeywell International Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, was awarded a $201,453,226 modification (PZ0069) to contract W56HZV12-C-0344 for total integrated engine revitalization automotive gas turbine hardware. Work will be performed in Phoenix, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of March 29, 2021. Fiscal 2018 Army working capital funds in the amount of $201,453,226 were obligated at the time of the award.

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These upgrades to the RDR-4000 are just one highlight of how Honeywell is applying software solutions to improve its products. Davis noted that radar and other cockpit displays feature touch-screen controls and the latest thinking in ease of use and human interface, which then company calls the Human User Experience.The displays can also be seen here at the show. Honeywell is featuring its success in improving airline efficiency with connected APUs (auxiliary power units) at Cathay Pacific, and trials in China with connected air cycle machines. We have hard real numbers from Cathay Pacific that show we reduce their flight disruptions by 35% on their APU,” says Davis. “Another way to say it is that plane is available 35% more without delay disruptions. And we’re not stopping there,” says Davis. “About 8% of airline revenue can be affected by plane disruptions, and technical issues and are a big portion of that 8%.” So the next thing Honeywell did in data-connected aircraft was to monitor the air cycle machine with an airline that operates in China’s heavily polluted skies. That development has now begun trials with one airline there. The partnership between Honeywell’s JetWave hardware and Inmarsat’s JetConneX advanced Ka-band highthroughput satellite network brings consistent global coverage to airline and business jet passengers alike, and enables data transfer to and from the aircraft. Airlines to sign up for the high-speedWi-Fi so far include Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Vietnam Airlines and JAL.

“When we brought our Boeing 757 demonstrator to the region, it was amazing watching passengers’ reactions when . . . they were live onboard the airplane filming each other, messaging their families, doing liveWeChat, live FaceTime with no interruption at the same time as other people were on Netflix and watching live video streams. It was just a very powerful flight demonstration across the region,” says Davis. Honeywell is playing a leading role in the development of the connected airplane, Davis notes, pulling together many technologies and resources from throughout the company. “If you think about the end-to-end control of data, we’re able to capture the data, we’re able to review it, we’re able to make our designs in the future more robust, and I think it’s going to be that model that really works well for the industry. We’re quite far ahead of everybody else right now.” Honeywell’s Jetwave communications system is finding military application too, as the system has been evaluated on C-130 Hercules aircraft operated by RAAF, the Royal Australian Air Force, using Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite network. A fuselage-mount antenna enables live video streaming and encrypted file transfers. “The RAAF has been at the forefront of connectivity technologies, seeing the importance of having this type of connectivity for operators,” said Honeywell Americas president Ben Driggs. “JetWave provided unparalleled situational awareness,” he said. SOURCE:AviationWeek Intelligence Network (AWIN).

US New Ranks Phoenix, Arizona #19 in Best Places to Live Nicknamed the “Valley of the Sun,” the Greater Phoenix area sees more sunshine than any other metro area in the country. That in and of itself is enough to entice people to lay down roots, but Arizona’s capital also features a desirable combination of a thriving job market, a relatively low cost of living and plenty of ways to enjoy the nice weather.

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“(Allison) knows what it takes to create jobs, and she has earned an outstanding reputation among business leaders and government officials across the state,” said Arizona Chamber President and CEO Glenn Hamer in a statement. In her role with the council, Gilbreath will oversee a host of manufacturing industry issues. Ar izona has manufacturing in numerous industry sectors, with more than 30,000 workers in the semiconductor industry and tens of thousands more working in aerospace and defense manufacturing. For the chamber, Gilbreath will work on legislative issues regarding technology and infrastructure. “Arizona’s manufacturers represent some of the most innovative and creative leaders in the state’s business community,” she said. “I am looking forward to advancing the AMC agenda and taking a leadership role advocating for tech and transportation infrastructure priorities.” By Patrick O’Grady – Managing Editor, Phoenix Business Journal

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Arizona Manufacturers Council Names New Executive Director The Arizona Manufacturers Council has a new leader as the group selected Allison Gilbreath to serve as its executive director.

Gilbreath previously was vice president of business development for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and worked with the Arizona Commerce Authority for nearly a decade, also in a business-attraction role.

AMC chairwoman.

“Allison’s breadth of experience and understanding of the issues that are important to job creators in the manufacturing sector will serve the Arizona Manufacturers Council incredibly well,” said Dawn Grove,

Connected with her role at the council will be to serve as vice president of strategic initiatives for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The council, which is the official state affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers, is under the chamber’s umbrella. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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NASA has selected 128 proposals from American small businesses to advance research and technology in Phase II of its 2017 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. These selections support NASA’s future space exploration missions, while also benefiting the U.S. economy. “We look forward to working with these promising small businesses to further advance NASA’s missions,” said Jim Reuter, acting associate administrator for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). “NASA is proud of our investment in the success of small businesses and its long-term impact on our economy.” Proposals were selected according to their technical merit and feasibility, in addition to the experience, qualifications,

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The selected proposals will support the development of technologies in the areas of aeronautics, human space exploration and operations, science, and space technology. Awards cover a breadth of research and development needs, such as:

Only small businesses awarded a Phase I contract are eligible to submit a proposal for a Phase II funding agreement. Phase II is focused on the development, demonstration and delivery of the innovation. Phase II projects are chosen as a result of competitive evaluations and based on selection criteria provided in the Solicitation. Phase II contracts last for 24 months with a maximum funding of $750,000.

• Low-power, ultra-fast, deep-learning neuromorphic computer chips designed for unmanned aircraft systems, such as delivery drones. Neuromorphic computer chips can analyze, in real-time, big data streams coming from cameras, sensors, and avionics, helping to achieve better navigation and collision avoidance.

Phase I work and results provide a sound basis for the continued development, demonstration and delivery of the proposed innovation in Phase II and follow-on efforts. Phase III is the commercialization of innovative technologies, products, and services resulting from either a Phase I or Phase II contract.

• Solid-state oxygen concentrator and compressor designed to minimize hardware mass, volume, and power footprint, while still performing at the required capabilities. This technology concentrates the oxygen within future crewed space environments, providing the required concentration of oxygen to crew members, while minimizing weight.

Small businesses have created approximately 55% of all jobs in the United States since the 1970s. The SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs encourage small businesses and research institutions to develop innovative ideas that meet the specific research and development needs of the federal government. The programs are intended to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, increase the commercial application of research results, and encourage participation of socially and economically disadvantaged persons and women-owned small businesses.

and facilities of the submitting organization. Additional criteria included effectiveness of the work plan and commercial potential.

• Sensors and camera for detecting and tracking near-Earth asteroids, to help scientists detect, count, and track near-Earth asteroids. These asteroids are mostly dark, small, and cold and are best detected in the very long-wave infrared wavelengths greater than 12µm, where they glow brightest. • New wheel concept for enhanced surface mobility to emulate the behavior of a variable pressure tire without the need or risk of an inflation system. This wheel can benefit future NASA planetary exploration missions to the Moon and Mars by enhancing the mobility and controllability of surface exploration rovers and future vehicles.

The SBIR and STTR programs are managed for STMD by NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. STMD is responsible for developing the cross-cutting, pioneering, new technologies and capabilities needed by the agency to achieve its current and future missions. by Eric Brothers A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Lockheed Martin And Rovsing Collaborate To Bring Solar Array Simulators To Market

can support in the same way as astronauts rely on solar arrays on the International Space Station. Power means life for the mission and life for our astronauts.”

It’s hard to simulate a star, but a new effort between Rovsing A/S and Lockheed Mar tin will do just that. They are collaborating to bring better solar simulators to bear i n a m a r ke t o f increasing demand for a range of spacecraft sizes. Solar simulation equipment tests power and electrical systems for all spacecraft, so simulating the sun’s power on orbit is critical for satellites under development here on Earth.

“Working with Lockheed Martin on this project and understanding their SAS needs compared to the European use models has been a valuable insight which we will built upon for future activities,” said Jesper Troelsen, head of engineering at Rovsing. “With Lockheed Martin using the RO-5100 SAS Modules now both in the human spaceflight domain for the European Service Module of Orion and in the satellite domain, we are proud to provide Lockheed Martin with the most advanced and user-friendly SAS available in the Western market,” said Hjalti Thorvardarson, CEO of Rovsing.

Rovsing offerings a versatile, highly modular and efficient testing system for high-power solar arrays, which are used for Earth observation, science or telecom satellites as well as for deep space missions.The Solar Array Simulator (SAS) users already include Orion, ExoMars and MetOp-SG, and more missions are possible with Lockheed Martin behind it.

The project was approved by the Danish Business Authority under the Guidelines for Industrial Co-Operation in Denmark. Lockheed Martin and Rovsing have completed the initial test and demonstration project for the Rovsing Power Special Check-Out Equipment (SCOE) Reference System incorporating Rovsing’s RO-5100 Solar Array Simulator test product.The project centered around testing the Solar Array Simulator (SAS) Modules. Rovsing supplied a fully integrated rack with SAS Modules, second level protection units (SLP), and Controller Software (SW) Suite.

“Through this technology we can make sure our missions are reliably powered, from nanosatellites to crewed interplanetary missions,” said Brad Holland, Lockheed Martin senior manager for electronic ground support equipment testing. “When landing on Mars, we have to know how much power our vehicles

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Brea-based IAC makes furniture, work stations and fixtures for laboratories, industrial and other workplaces. IAC bought a 50,000-square-foot building at 3831 S. Bullard Ave. near Phoenix Goodyear Airport for $3 million from a real estate trust. The California company is putting another $1 million into the building a nd se tting up m anu fac tur i ng operations, said IAC Director Matt McConnell. He said the production facility will house 55 workers by next month with 20 employees transferring from Brea, which is in Orange County. “After nearly 30 years in Southern California we are confident our decision to relocate to the Grand Canyon State will prove prosperous for our company and the city of Goodyear. Arizona has a tremendous pool of talented people, many of whom we look forward to have joining our operations,” McConnell said.

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3 Ways The Industrial Internet of Things Is Changing The Workplace The workplace of tomorrow will be a smart workplace where everything communicates with everything else.This is essentially the definition of the Internet of Things or IoT. Smart devices are all around us and their ability to talk to each other is only getting better. On a different front, you have the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), where industrial machines and embedded systems talk to each other to create smart factories.The IIoT is transforming the face of manufacturing although in an incremental way as compared to the consumer IoT. In manufacturing, there already exist embedded systems that communicate with each other. This are known as Machine to Machine (M2M) systems.The real upgrade is being driven by the integration of big data, machine learning, and analytics into these existing communications. Some of the results of this are as follows: 1. Better Quality Control The Industrial Internet, the foundation of the IIoT, will offer enhanced connectivity to various systems across plants enabling line managers to identify issues before they affect overall operations. What this will do is create a scenario where instead of the managers telling the machines what to do, the machines will be responsible for offering optimised options to better improve the overall quality of results obtained. For example, in a vehicle manufacturing plant, IIoT components will be able A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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to identify an issue with a certain part of a batch of cars being manufactured. This would help the plant manager catch the issue in time and avoid a recall. 2. Greener Practices One of the major challenges industries face is pollution. Frequently, the byproducts of their activities prove to be toxic to the environment.The IIoT can go a long way in solving this. One way they can achieve this is through an enhanced integration of green policies within the overall framework of how they operate. Think of it as building a conscience into the overall system. By communicating with each other and identifying areas that can be optimized for greener practices, these systems can play a greater role in making the work environment and the entire plant greener. V3. Enhanced Efficiencies Efficiency = money saved. When a costly recall is avoided, this can save the vehicle manufacturer billions.When a potential oil spill is caught in time, this saves the oil company billions. Zooming in, when a line manager can see what is happening at the factory at a granular level thanks to IIoT, this provides a level of flexibility currently unavailable. As efficiencies go up, costs go down, helping industrial firms to invest more in innovation, staff benefits and overall improvement of the business. The Industrial Internet of Things differs from the more consumer-focused Internet of Things but still represents the same set of advantages. Firms that embrace this new reality will see massive cost savings and an enhanced ability to respond to shifting markets and market practices.While still in its infancy, the potential this modern technology has to transform how industries work can only be summarized as being unlimited. By: Claude Sansone


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contractor Raytheon, in conjunction with the U.S. military’s Special Operations command, has been developing the prototype for a new stealthy system that effectively creates a very short-range communications bubble around any individual warfighter.

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Using a central hub, the Soldier in a Bubble system brings together signals from all the different sensors and communications tools–each of which would have an on-board adapter–and can convert them to more conventional, secure systems for transmitting to an operations headquarters, other soldiers, or anyone else a soldier would need to talk to.


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According to Anne-Marie Buibish, the Raytheon certified systems architect and senior engineering fellow leading the research, the system would have a range of about six feet, meaning that it would be nearly impossible for an enemy to detect, let alone intercept, yet it would be ideal for things like giving a field medic instant wireless data about a wounded comrade. Existing Bluetooth-based communications systems have a range of about 100 meters or so, making them much easier to detect and intercept, Buibish says.

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The goal of the so-called “Soldier in a Bubble” project is a secure, low-intercept and lowdetection probability communications network tying together things like a tactical radio, a headmounted display, body sensors, range finders, a headset, and more, which is also lighter and has less of a snag factor than current gear.The system utilizes near-field magnetic waves rather than radio-frequency waves.


Buibish says the system would work perfectly if someone was wounded in the field and a medic also outfitted with the technology came to help. As the bubbles overlap, she explains, the system could instantly and automatically transmit medical data from bio-sensors mounted on the wounded soldier’s body to the medic, saving time and making it easy for the medic to get a quick sense of what is wrong. Another use case is data sharing in the field between members of partner forces, like those from another branch of the military or from an allied country using different communications equipment, Buibish says. That data could include things like mission objectives or points on a map, she says.

At the same time, soldiers within a single unit could benefit from the system by being able to communicate a wide range of data silently. “You could be pretty stealthy,” Buibish says, “if you had several soldiers together. They could communicate and share data without having to go over their tactical radios.” For now, Soldier in a Bubble is a proof of concept, and it’s far too early to tell when or even if the military will adopt it. But Buibish says the near-field communications technology behind the system has been proven out in countless commercial situations. As with any new military applications, of course, it takes time to prove that the technology has the right benefits. So Buibish and her colleagues are working right to prove that the system can be safely deployed in the field, and that the benefits it offers are worth replacing what is already in use. But if the technology is approved by the military, U.S. soldiers and other combatants could go into the field with the most-advanced, secure, and undetectable communications technology in their history. And that could save a lot of lives. Source: By Daniel Terdiman

Triumph secures contract with Bell for AH-1Z bonded panels Triumph Group Inc.’s Fabrications business has obtained a long-term agreement with Bell to extend production of bonded panel structures for the AH-1Z attack helicopter through 2021. Triumph’s Fabrications business, under its newly realigned Aerospace Structures business unit, will provide the panels for Lots 15-16 under the follow-on contract agreement. The contract between Triumph

Fabrications and Bell for the original scope of work was executed in 2012. Triumph Fabrications is an operating company of Triumph Aerospace Structures. In addition to bonded panels, Triumph Fabrications produces fuselage structures, rotor fairings, leading edges, avionics shelves, and fuel pods for Bell, formerly known as Bell Helicopter. “Our Fabrications business has a longstanding relationship with Bell, supporting multiple commercial and military programs,” said Pete Wick, executive vice president for Triumph Aerospace Structures. “The follow-on contract for bonded panels on the AH-1Z demonstrates the productive partnership between Triumph and Bell.” In addition to the AH-1Z, Triumph Fabrications produces structural content on the Bell 205, 206, 412, and 525, and fabricated structural content and spares for other military programs. by Eric Brothers A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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First Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter Enters Final Assembly Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W combat rescue helicopter for the U.S. Air Force at Stratford, Connecticut. The timing of final assembly supports the program’s accelerated schedule and positions the aircraft’s first flight for the end of this year, two months ahead of schedule.

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“Final assembly of this first HH-60W helicopter marks a significant milestone for Sikorsky, our workforce, and the U.S. Air Force,” said Tim Healy, director of Sikorsky Air Force programs. The final assembly process includes installation of the new Tactical Mission Kit (TMK) delivered from Lockheed Martin’s Owego, New York, facility. The integration of sensors, radar, and multiple defense systems will bring added intelligence into the cockpit, giving pilots more information to make split second decisions to complete the mission. “The HH-60W will be the most thoroughly networked and connected vertical lift platform ever produced,” Healy said. “The HH-60W allows the entire suite of air and space power to be linked and employed in support of combat rescue operations, even in deep and denied territory.” Final assembly involves installation of dual internal fuel tanks totaling 660 gallons, nearly doubling the capacity of the internal tank on a UH-60M Black Hawk, giving the U.S Air Force crew greater range. This Engineering Manufacturing Development (EMD) aircraft is the first assembled at Sikorsky headquar ters in Stratford, Connecticut. Nine aircraft will be built in Connecticut during the

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The private sector also is beginning to see business opportunities beyond low Earth orbit, resupplying a planned NASA “gateway” to Mars and selling theHouse hardware the spacefaring governments of the Of worldChinese will need White Outlines Hundreds to explore the Solar System. For now, though, the objective is more Products Subject To Tariffs mundane—finding a new rocket engine to replace Russia’s RD-180 for ULA’s national security launches from Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg. The Trump administration ULAthat is building family of launchers dubbed Vulcan to replace the said it willa place Atlas V and a workhorses 25 percent tariff onDelta IV. Vulcan will be powered either by Blue Origin’s new BE-4 methane-fueled engine or Aerojet Rocketdyne’s electronic touch screens, kerosene-fueled AR1. Blue Origin signed up ULA as a partner in iron and steel plates, developing the BE-4, and ULA favors that engine over the Aerojet offering. medical devices, aircraft par ts, batter ies and Blue Origin Rob Meyerson says full-scale testing of the BE-4 other ChinesePresident products, engine developed for the New Glenn willthat startwill in 3-8 The first outlining more than 1,000 imported goods soonweeks. face tariffs as part of three test engines is installed horizontally at the company’s of a sweeping trade measure aimed at penalizing China for its tradelaunch practices. and test site in West Texas, he says, and the test campaign is designed to progress quickly. The move,relatively which stems from a White House investigation into China’s use

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ready to power payloads to orbit when it is needed in 2019. The products targeted by the White House are part of its plan to go after “This engine can fit on the Atlas or Vulcan architecture,” said Julie Van China’s dominance in cutting-edge technologies like semiconductors, Kleeck,vehicles vice president, advanced spaceproducts and launch. the lowest-risk electric and advanced medical —“It’s industries that China to dealdominance with national It replicates, virtually, theasRussian isway pursuing in assecurity. part of an industrial plan known “Made in performance. China 2025.” It uses the same propellant, the same infrastructure. It will be built in a factory that builds rocket engines that have launched over 2,000 national security missions.” TheTrump administration said that trade analysts from multiple government agencies had identified products that benefit from these policies but had refined the list to remove goods that were likely to cause disruptions to the U.S. economy or consumers, or be subject to legal constraints.The list 6/18/17 4:07 PM of products concentrated heavily on machinery and high-tech components, and largely excluded the kind of Chinese-made finished consumer products available for sale at Target or Walmart. The United States is levying tariffs on a total of $50 billion worth of Chinese products each year.

The list’s publication will be followed by a notice and comment period in which U.S. companies can advise the Trump administration on the product choices. Companies will need to submit written comments by May 11, and a public hearing on the submissions on will be held May 15 in Washington. While many U.S. companies say they are unfairly treated in China, they have rued the possibility of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies, and the economic harm it could cause, and have begun pushing back against the White House’s plans. China remains a key and growing market for companies like John Deere and Apple, as well as for soybean farmers and growers of other agricultural products. Financial markets fell sharply on Monday as China imposed its own retaliatory tariffs on American products but regained most of their lost territory on Tuesday. President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly promised tough action on China’s trade practices, said that he intended to get along with China but that its unfair trade behavior had gone on too long. “It’s not something we can live with,” Trump said at the White House, adding, “I campaigned on that.”








    /UI%SJWF 1IPFOJY "; Trump advisers have criticized past administrations for allowing China to receive the benefits of global trade while continuing to break the international trade rules imposed by organizations like the World Trade Organization — a charge China denies. But the administration has struggled to persuade its critics that the kind of tough trade measures Trump favors can alter China’s behavior without tipping the world into a trade war and ultimately harming American workers and consumers. In addition to the tariffs, the White House is preparing to restrict Chinese investment in U.S. technology and innovation. “The administration is rightly focused on restoring equity and fairness in our trade relationship with China,â€? said Myron Brilliant, an executive vice president and the head of international affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “However, imposing taxes on products used daily by American consumers and job creators is not the way to achieve those ends.â€? Scott Kennedy, a China expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the Trump administration’s approach is drastically different from those of past administrations, which tried to reach agreement on trade practices with the Chinese through coordinated dialogues. The Trump White House, in contrast, is trying to totally reset the relationship through aggression, Kennedy said. “They see this as a game of chicken.â€? The Coalition for a Prosperous America, an organization that has supported the president’s trade agenda, called the China action a shift from “naiveâ€? to “strategicâ€? trade. “The age of appeasement must end,â€? said Paola Masman, the group’s media director. But the administration’s trade measures are prompting concern among many American companies, who are wary of Beijing’s response. Chinese officials have already promised to erect trade barriers in response to the United States’ moves. “We will certainly take countermeasures of the same proportion and of the same scale, same intensity,â€? Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, said in an interview posted Monday on the Chinese news site CGTN America. He added that China had been strengthening its protection of intellectual property and was prepared to review any cases in accordance with its laws. It remains to be seen what additional levies China might add in response to new U.S. tariffs. Analysts said the Chinese government had designed its tariffs to hurt regions of the United

States that supported Trump — a bid to encourage the president’s supporters to put pressure on him to change his policies. In an analysis, Mark Muro, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, found that tariffs on products like fruit, nuts, pork and steel pipes would fall disproportionately on counties that supported Trump. Farming communities, one of the country’s largest exporters and a solid base for Trump, are among the most vulnerable. Chinese tariffs of 25 percent will particularly hurt U.S. pork farmers, who sent more than $1 billion worth of products to China last year. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said American farmers were already struggling to make ends meet. “Increasing tariffs on exports will harm Iowa producers and undermine the rural economy,â€? Ernst said. “It’s my hope that we can pursue policies that enhance our competitiveness, rather than reduce our access to foreign markets.â€? The announcement came as the president ramped up threats about withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement and sending troops to the southwestern border to combat unauthorized immigrants traveling through Mexico. While White House advisers have been pushing for a timely conclusion to the ongoing talks over NAFTA,Trump continues to threaten to withdraw from the pact. On Tuesday, he called it a “horrible, horrible, embarrassing deal for the United States.â€? Ana Swanson – The New York Times A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Apprenticeship Works, When Done Right Now is the time to dig a promising model out of its entrenched past, to the real benefit of employers, students and workers. As manufacturers face a significant and growing skills gap, we can no longer sit back and wait for students and workers to prepare themselves for today’s and tomorrow’s jobs. Instead, we must take a proactive role in building our future workforce, shaping 02/16/10 today’s studentsA2Z into tomorrow’s adaptable and technology- savvy Metalworker employees. But1/3 what is the vehicle ensuring page square -for 5 3/8 x 5 students 3/8" and workers have the skills and experiences they need to succeed in a manufacturing career? How do we avoid one-off training programs that train workers in the short term, but fail to build a long-term talent pipeline? When done right, apprenticeship works. As a blended classroom and workplace learning—aka “work-and-learn”—model, an apprenticeship offers an effective and sustainable approach to developing talent. For nearly two decades, the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has worked with employers across the manufacturing sector to develop apprenticeship programs for machining and metalworking occupations. While many programs have withstood the test of time, others have failed as a result of outdated methodologies and lack of employer/industry influence. In 1995, I completed a Machinist apprenticeship. Looking back, I realize that the program missed A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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the mark as a tool to recruit, train and retain a skilled workforce. It was an entirely time-based model that required apprentices to spend a certain amount of time acquiring skills, no matter if apprentices actually learned the skill before the allotted time. It was discouraging, but I persisted as I set my sights on a career in the industry. To this day, I think of all of my classmates who dropped out of the program because of stringent time requirements and a lack of mentorship. A t N I M S , we ’ve wo r ke d w i t h employers, education professionals and apprentices to identify what make s an ap p re nt ic es hip hig h quality. When a program has these components, it delivers for the apprentice, the employer and the community: C o m p e t e n c y - B a s e d S t r u c t u re : apprentices lear n and prog ress through the training by mastering and performing certain skills and competencies, in lieu of a rigid set of hours. This enables individuals to move through the training more efficiently and companies to focus on the training that’s needed for the individual and the job. Individuals advance at their own pace and employers are able to effectively monitor and measure progress and reward individual initiative. Employer-and Apprentice-Driven: apprenticeships need to be designed by and for employers and students who are looking to optimize working and learning towards a career. Standards-Based, IndustryRecognized Credentials: national, industry-recognized credentials ensure the consistency, quality and rigor of training, while allowing for flexibility and customization. NIMS develops credentials based on skill standards that are defined by industry, resulting in apprenticeship programs that meet labor-market demands and apprentices with validated and relevant skill sets.

Career Pathway Focus: apprenticeship programs provide the most value for apprentices and employers when they are structured as part of a education and career pathway, enabling work-and- learn options for students from high school through to their ultimate educational and career goals. Apprenticeships should therefore articulate into college credit, bridge to and from other work-and-learn programs like pre-apprenticeships, internships, work-studies, and ultimately lead to full-time employment. Consistent Mentorship: workplace mentors are tantamount to an apprentice’s development and success. Mentorship should focus on imparting technical skills as well as employability skills—like teamwork and problem solving— that enable the apprentice to thrive in a professional environment. With the Trump Administration calling for the expansion of apprenticeships economy wide, now is the time to look closely at the model and key in on what works and what does not. The National Network of Business and Industry Associations (National Network), of which NIMS is a member, just released a paper on the challenges with the current Registered Apprenticeship System, and offers solutions for fixing issues that are presenting significant barriers for companies—particularly small and mid-sized businesses—to adopt apprenticeships. If we want to bring apprenticeships out of the Dark Ages, we must re-think the current regulations enforced by both the Federal Office of Apprenticeship at the U.S. Department of Labor and State-level Office of Apprenticeships that are based on

historical political and economic circumstances and are not relevant to the changing nature of learning and working. We need to re-imagine a 21st-Century Competency- Based Apprenticeship that complements the new realities of the job market and the student/worker. Jobs are becoming increasingly more multi-disciplined and technology-driven, and employers in every sector face a shortage of talent. Meanwhile, students and workers are looking for alternative pathways to careers through lower-cost work-and-learn opportunities. Through a modern approach to apprenticeship, we can align these two phenomena and create more effective talent development strategies, a better-prepared workforce, more competitive companies, and stronger communities. Montez King is the Executive Director of NIMS, developing national standards and competency- based credentials in manufacturing trades. Montez is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Prior to joining NIMS, Montez served as Training and Technology Manager for Magna International, one of the world’s largest OEM automotive parts manufacturer. He launched his career at Teledyne Energy Systems as a Machinist Apprentice, where he earned his Maryland State Journeyperson Machinist certificate. Montez’s academic background includes a B.S. degree in Information Technology and M.ED degree in Adult Education from the University of Phoenix. In October 2017, Montez was appointed to the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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DYNAMIC MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING They Are A Text Book Case Study In Successful Precision Manufacturing In The U.S.

When you are asked to imagine a typical machine shop from yesteryear, likely you conjure up images of an environment that is dark, dirty, and hot (especially in the Arizona summers), with a swamp cooler making the temperature only slightly more bearable. In this machine shop of old, most of the employees are seasoned machinists punching a clock —and in this shop only 1 or 2 of the dozens of employees are programmers, with the remainder ‘button pushers’. This shop would undoubtedly have a punch-in clock, ensuring that every time an employee arrives late, he or she is docked. In this old school environment, employees would describe their work life as a ‘job’. Dynamic Manufacturing and Engineering is the machine shop of the 21st century! You need only to walk around the shop to feel the positive energy and to know that this isn’t your grandfather’s machine shop.You will be surprised first by the age of many of the employees. In fact, at Dynamic, half of the employees either fall into the category of Millenials or are even younger (termed Generation Z, iGen or Post-Millenials). Co-owners Jeff Pliler and Mike McCraren say that by design they hire inexperienced, often young employees who they train to become machinists. As you walk around the spacious, immaculate, and well air-conditioned 15,000 square foot facility, you will see an abundance of computers throughout the facility. Mike says, “Our goal is to have a computer next to every machine.”All employees at the company either know how to program the machines or are learning how to do so. “We don’t have button pushers at the company”, Jeff says. “We want the environment here to be positive, rewarding and productive”, Jeff says. He adds, “We value our employees and understand that sometimes life gets in the way. If someone has to drop their kids off for school each morning, their workday just starts and ends a little later than our standard hours. If someone is dealing with a family health issue, or has lost a family member, we still pay them their 40 hours.We treat our people as we would want to be treated.” The owners’ trust and mutual respect of their employees is paying off — many of Dynamic’s team members have many years of tenure with the company. The company moved into its new facility 3 years ago. Mike says, “Our old shop was dark and dingy. It didn’t have central air conditioning — a swamp cooler barely kept the machinists comfortable in the heat of the summer.” He added, “All of our machines were old, from the time we started up, we purchased all used machines (mostly Matsuura machines).” Jeff and Mike realized just how old their machines were when they purchased Mastercam software, and the machines didn’t have the capability or speed to capitalize on the features inherent in the CAM software. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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When the company moved into its new building, Jeff and Mike made the decision to make their facility a great environment to work in — clean, inviting, well lit and air conditioned, and the machines they would purchase moving forward would be new machines. As an experienced machinist, Jeff had machined on a number of different builders’ machines. He says, “I asked around to my colleagues in Tucson, and everyone had very good things to say about the Haas machines. They’ve come a long way in their 30 years.” Jeff called Ellison Machinery, local dealer for the Haas machine tools. Alex Anderson supports Ellison Machinery’s customers in Tucson, and Alex immediately set to work helping Dynamic Manufacturing to order the best machines and options for their business needs. Just months ago, in January, Dynamic Manufacturing & Engineering took delivery of their first new machines, 2

loaded Haas VF2SS. The VF-2SS high-performance Super-Speed vertical machining centers provide the high spindle speeds, fast rapids, and quick tool changes Dynamic Manufacturing required for their p ro d u c t i o n a n d reduced cycle time requirements. The machines feature a 12,000-rpm, inline direct-drive spindle, an ultra-fast side-mount tool changer, and high-speed rapids on all axes. Jeff says, “These new machines are so fast it is incredible. Where a part on our older machines took 4 hours to machine, with our new Haas machining centers, we can make this same part in 45 minutes! And on another very small part, we reduced machining from 8 operations down to 3!” Both Mike and Jeff agree that they will continue to transition their shop to 5 axis machining. Jeff says, “Our guys are having so much fun that they have set-up races!” Mike and Jeff’s only regret is that they didn’t purchase these machines earlier. Jeff says, “Many start up machine shops launch their business by buying used machinery.We were stepping over $$ to save pennies.” The Haas VF-2SS machines have been so productive for Dynamic’s business that they have ordered their 3rd new machine, aVF-2TR 5th axis. Mike says that the company will continue to replace older machines with new Haas machines over the next years. “Haas machines are #1 in sales, and the Haas machines are built with the American manufacturing thought process, consistency across the machines”, he adds. At Dynamic, the first 10 tools in each machine are all the same, again ensuring consistency from one machine to the next. Jeff says, “The Haas machines are an outstanding value, and we really like the fact that the controls for all of Haas’ machines are exactly the same. Once you get the machinists learning a specific control, they are so much more productive than they would be if they were working with a host of different controls.” Mike adds, “Ellison Machinery is doing a great job for us.What other machine dealer can you purchase a new machine from that has a Tucson based Service Technician? Ellison Machinery’s Ryan Murphy is here in Tucson, and he does an outstanding job for us.” Dynamic Machine launched its business 12 years ago, on April Fools Day. Co-owner Jeff was an experienced machinist, and he credits much his early learning to Don Martin and the team at Competitive Engineering Group (CEI Global), where he worked for a number of years. “Don was a role model for me”, Jeff says, “and when the company was brand new, I came to them for some work.” In fact, in the early years, all of Dynamic’s work came from overflow work from other shops in Tucson. Mike says, “During downturns, these shops would take all of their work back in house, and we were

immediately impacted.” In order to not only survive but also to build a thriving business, Mike put on his ‘sales hat’ and went out to secure new customers. Today, Dynamic supports a number of customers from all over the United States, and 90% of their customers hale from the Optics industry. Mike and Jeff are confident business owners who are willing to take risks to expand. Just a few years ago, they bought into a local fabrication company named Clean Cut Metals. Over the past 5 years, they have turned the entity around, and purchased new equipment. Jeff says, “Our fab business is equipped with waterjet, wire EDM, CNC laser, bending, and shearing equipment.” Mike adds, “With the acquisition of Clean Cut Metals, we can offer both sheet metal fabrication and machining, all from one company.” Contact Dynamic Manufacturing & Engineering for your precision machined and fabricated parts.You can reach them at (520) 664-2210 or by visiting Contact Ellison Machinery to learn more about the complete line of Haas Machine tools as well as their other precision machine tool offerings.You can reach them at (480) 968-5877 or by visiting ellisonaz. com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The Manufacturing Sector Has Been On Fire Since Trump Was Elected — March Was Another Strong Month For The Industry The manufacturing industry has added roughly 293,000 jobs since PresidentTrump’s election, according to the Department of Labor data. Much of last month’s gains — as well as the yearly uptick — came from durable goods manufacturing, the Labor Department said. The manufacturing industry led job gains for the month of March, adding to the sector’s streak of solid employment numbers over the past year under President Donald Trump. The manufacturing sector added 22,000 jobs in March bringing its 12-month gain to 232,000 jobs, the Labor Department said Friday. Much of last month’s gains — as well as the yearly uptick — came from durable goods manufacturing, the department said. Business services also posted strong numbers, up 33,000 in March after increases in hiring by insurance, securities and commodities companies led to a strong gain in February. Source:; Thomas Franck | @tomwfranck

Mesa Approves $10M To Create Tech Corridor The city of Mesa will spend $10 million on improvements on a stretch of Elliot Road in hopes of transforming it into theValley’s newest “technology corridor,” reports The Arizona Republic.

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group’s executive director and a principal with Paradise Valley-based PV Advanced Concepts, which operates as a solar consultant, developer and financial broker. “The Distributed Energy Resources Alliance, DERA, was founded to facilitate deployment of clean energy technologies which promote grid stability, reduce peak demand, and emphasize solar generation’s strengths and mitigate its limitations,” Harris said. Tom Harris is the special projects manager for Sunny Energy, the DERA executive director, and principal with PV Advanced Concepts. Because solar causes problems on the electric grid that need to be solved by both utilities and consumers, this organization is meant to represent all groups to plan for the future, said Joe Cunningham, DERA’s president and the operations director for Sunny Energy, a Tempe-based solar and battery provider. “We are exploring and launching technology beneficial to consumers and utilities,” Cunningham said. “We’re trying to help solve these issues. If you’re only trying to sell solar, than we’re (solar companies) going to get squeezed more and more by utilities.”

Locations in AZ, NC, TX, FL, WI, MN Arizona Facility: 1310 N. Hobson Street Gilbert, AZ 85233 (480) 892-7800 Email: Arizona Nonprofit Launches To Plan For A Future Of Solar, Energy Tech That Includes Utilities A new Phoenix nonprofit trade group has formed to better plan for the future of solar and energy supply technology while working with — not against — utilities. Leaders from four Phoenix-area solar companies and Arizona State University have joined to form Distributed Energy Resources Alliance. The DERA organization is committed to the development of distributed energy resources, including solar, battery storage, energy management, smart thermostats, electric vehicles and other technology that benefit both residents and businesses. The idea is to ensure the future for a reliable and sustainable energy supply, said Tom Harris, the A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Coming up with a business model that benefits utilities, not just energy consumers and businesses, is ideal, said Chris Wood, a business development director with Sunny Energy. “We realize the realities of this,” Wood said. “We need to find ways to solve this problem. Each company is operating in silos. This is a way to put everyone together.” The organization also has goals to help utility companies develop rate plans and services to aid in the adoption of distributed energy resources, as well as helping tech companies develop products and services for these new opportunities. Sunny Energy is the founding member company, and along with ASU and PV Advanced Concepts, the other companies that have board positions are Phoenix-based SouthFace Solar and Gilbert-based Elevation Solar. DERA is seeking other solar companies, students, university faculty and national tech companies to join forces with the organization, Cunningham said.

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‘Job Creation, More Job Creation, And Even More Job Creation’ Apprenticeships — on-the-job opportunities for people to be paid while gaining relevant workplace experience and skill-set instruction — are believed to hold the key to filling some 350,000 open manufacturing

jobs and an anticipated surge of millions of new U.S. jobs, including many in infrastructure sectors. On June 15, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order to promote U.S. apprenticeships. The order called for the creation of a blue-ribbon advisory panel to make recommendations on how to start, build and promote successful apprenticeship programs that can graduate new workers with hands-on job experience and industry-recognized credentials. The administration’s FY 2019 budget calls for $200 million for apprenticeship programs, “doubling last year’s budget request,” Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, told a Feb. 13 Senate Budget Committee hearing. Three cabinet officials — Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross — lead the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. Ivanka Trump, a White House senior adviser and Mr. Trump’s daughter, is also heavily involved in the task force’s efforts. At the panel’s first meeting on Nov. 13, 2017, according to a Department of Labor report, Mr. Acosta, the task force chairman, said Mr.Trump’s priority with respect to labor is “job creation, more job creation, and even more job creation.” Mrs. DeVos, task force vice chairman, stressed the value of “earn and learn” opportunities, while Mr. Ross, also task force vice chairman, said apprenticeships can be an “ideal solution” to address specific skill shortages and to help small businesses find qualified job applicants. Source: Washington Times A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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In addition, Arizona also climbed from No. 6 to No. 3 in the nation for personal income growth, improved from No. 10 to No. 9 in employment growth and jumped from eighth to sixth in population growth, the report found. In a statement, Gov. Doug Ducey praised the report’s findings and pointed to a myriad of reasons for the state’s success. “Arizona’s growing economic momentum owes itself to the hard work of entrepreneurs, business owners and their employees across our state,” said Governor Ducey. “We will continue to work to make Arizona the best state in the nation to launch new ideas and start or scale a business.” The Index of State Economic Momentum ranks states based on their most recent performance in three key areas: Personal income growth, employment growth, and population growth. In the first quarter of 2018, Nevada again ranked as the best state in the nation for economic momentum, while Washington, D.C., most closely approximated the national average economic performance. By

Manufacturing Jobs Are Still Pretty Good Jobs In November 2014, the average hourly pay of production and nonsupervisory workers in durable goods manufacturing fell behind that of their peers in the rest of the private sector for the first time on record, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly establishment survey. 1 I described this in a column a few months later as a “momentous” workplace development, a sign of the demise of the “blue-collar elite.”

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Since then, factory workers have continued to trail their private-sector peers in hourly pay most months, although they’ve stayed close. In February, the disparity was $22.40 to $22.28. Here are the two series since 1964 in inflation-adjusted dollars: I’ve focused on durable goods manufacturing, which is things like airplanes, cars, semiconductors and steel, because nondurable goods manufacturing – apparel, chemicals, food, paper, etc. – has on the whole never paid all that well. Here’s the chart of inflation-adjusted earnings since 1964 in both durable and nondurable goods manufacturing, along with the combined average wage for all manufacturing: This makes it look like manufacturing jobs, despite all the attention lavished


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Phoenix Wants To Create High-Tech Manufacturing Corridor On New Freeway Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants to develop technology and manufacturing focused business parks along the new South Mountain Freeway being built as a connector between the Loop 202 in the East Valley and Interstate 10 west of Phoenix. The highway will offer an Interstate 10 bypass of downtown Phoenix. Stanton sees economic development opportunities. The Phoenix mayor talked about the tech and advanced industries corridor during his State of the City Address last month. “The new 202 Freeway is under construction, and that offers us a rare opportunity to create jobs in a vast new employment corridor.We’re not going to let it pass us by.We are creating the South Mountain Technology Corridor near the freeway alignment in West Phoenix along 59th Avenue. It will be an area complete with modern business parks for advanced manufacturing, business services and emerging industries.” There are plenty of real estate developers and investors who have already bought or are eyeing properties along the South Mountain Freeway route. The EastValley has been seeing most of the major technology and advanced industry growth as of late. Intel Corp. is expanding its semiconductor footprint in Chandler. Apple Inc. is in Mesa and Orbital ATK is in Gilbert. Stanton wants to see more job gains in the distribution and warehouse heavy West Valley. “It’s time for us to do more in the West Valley, in particular. Nearly half of the West Valley A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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workforce commutes to other parts of the Valley each day. That’s a lot of talent, and a lot of valuable time wasted behind the wheel.” Stanton also touted the city’s relations with the Mexico and repeated his opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump’s promises to crack down on illegal immigration and build a border wall. “We can’t let antagonism from the White House toward Mexico change who we are in Phoenix,” Stanton said. “Just last week our City Council voted to ensure our police department won’t be part of a mass deportation force.” By Mike Sunnucks – Senior Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal

General Dynamics’Weak Link Is Getting Stronger Barely a week after closing its $9.7 billion purchase of CSRA, General Dynamics fired up the deal machine once again with a $250 million purchase of Hawker Pacific. This latest purchase, though not nearly as big as the CSRA deal, is fresh evidence that General Dynamics’ management believes a global business jet recovery is finally at hand. If so, that would be a welcome development for GD investors. Hawker Pacific hanger, with airplanes in front.View photos Hawker Pacific is an Australia-based provider of aircraft

and helicopter management ser vices and supplies; it operates out of the Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern regions. Since 2014, the company has been controlled by China’s HNA Group, which is in the process of selling assets to pay down its substantial debt load. In fiscal 2017, Hawker booked revenue of 185 million Australian dollars (about $143 million U.S. at current conversion rates), according to HNA documents. Aircraft sales and support is a market General Dynamics knows well.The company owns Gulfstream, one of the largest builders of business jets, as well as Jet Aviation, a Swiss services company, which will absorb Hawker Pacific. The purchase would give Jet Aviation 20 service locations spread across seven Asian countries, and allow Gulfstream to offer additional services to its customers in those markets. “The acquisition of Hawker Pacific represents a significant step in expanding our footprint, capability, and customer offer across Asia Pacific and the Middle East,” Rob Smith, president of Jet Aviation, said in a statement. “Hawker Pacific has a wide range of services ... enabling Jet Aviation to further expand its current portfolio, enter new markets, and reinforce the company’s position as one of the world’s leading business aviation service providers.”




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Toolcraft Increases Its Ability To Machine Large Parts With Its Latest Haas Purchase, A 50 Taper VF-6 Come Tour Their State-of-the-Art New Facility There are so many notables for Toolcraft of Phoenix. For one, the family-owned and operated company is celebrating an astounding 55 years in business! During this past year, the company also made a major capital expansion with its move to its new facility. Until then, Toolcraft was run from the 8200 square foot facility owned by the 3 Sanders brothers. The new facility, which they purchased and moved into earlier this year, nearly doubles its footprint in its 15,500 square foot facility. L e s t e r S a n d e r s , Vi c e President of the company (and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)), says, “We were able to design the new facility to maximize our productivity and to make it a desirable workplace for our employees.” Some of the major features of the new facility include state of the art LED lighting throughout the facility, a comfortable break room that doubles as a lunch room and an employee meeting room, and the building is equipped with sufficient power to accommodate growth with new machines. Lester says their prior facility was equipped with 600 amps, and the new facility has 800 amps. The company has been ISO and AS9100 certified for a number of years, and this past year saw their successful certification to the latest International Quality Standards, ISO 9001: 2015 and AS9100 Revision D. This past year they added to their list of Haas machine tools, with the newest HaasVF-6 50 taper machine. Chris Hansen, Sales Engineer for Ellison Machinery, supporting Toolcraft for the past 4 plus years, says, “There are very few VF-6 50 taper machines owned by machine shops in all of Phoenix.Toolcraft is renown for its ability to machine large parts, and often parts made from difficult to machine alloys, including stainless steel, Inconel, and even Magnesium. I often meet with machine shops throughout the valley who utilizeToolcraft specifically for very large parts, and I hear outstanding comments on the work they do.” Toolcraft was founded by Lester, Boyd and Terry Sanders’ father, Robert (Bob) Sanders. Bob launched the business with a mill, a grinder and a lathe. Since Bob was a journeyman tool and die maker, the business opened as a tool and die shop, building tooling and fixtures for a number of companies, including Air Research, which was acquired over the years by Garrett and subsequently Honeywell. Bob also secured work from Arizona based Precision Rubber, and A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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their value better than most machine tools – in the case of their sale of their first VF-6; 20 years later they were able to sell it for about 1/5 of its original cost. And while Toolcraft is celebrating 55 years, Haas is having a celebration of its own – 30 years in manufacturing, and just last month Chris says the company set a record number of machines built in one month – at 1400. WhileToolcraft exclusively buys Haas machines for their CNC machine tools (“You get more machine for your money with the Haas”, Lester says), they also own an Omax 55100 waterjet and a punch press. These ancillary machines are utilized for internal consumption, often to reduce the time needed to machine parts (e.g. they waterjet out blanks prior to machining). Lester says that the Sanders all appreciate the customer support they get from Ellison Machinery (they love working with Connie Pardon their service requirements, and they appreciate that nearly every time they need a part for a Haas machine, it is on the Haas service truck, enabling the machine to be up and running very quickly.

Parker Hannifin later acquired this company. Not all brothers envisioned themselves coming into the business; it was only Boyd, after serving in the Navy for 4 years, who wanted to join Bob at the company. Boyd learned machining over the years from the best, his father. Lester graduated with an accounting degree in 1978, and went to work for a number of businesses as an accountant. Terry worked for manufacturing entities as a quality/inspector. Both Lester and Terry came into the business after Bob retired. And since Boyd proudly served the US in the Navy, Toolcraft is a Veteran owned business today. Bob (Dad) may have sold the company to his 3 sons many years ago, but he still comes toToolcraft to help his sons on a regular basis. He celebrated his 90th birthday this past month, and to give a glimpse of Bob’s stamina, he traveled on this own to Nebraska last year to see first hand the eclipse! Today, Toolcraft owns 10 Haas machine tools, 8 of which are mills, and the other 2 are lathes. They purchased their first Haas machine nearly a quarter of a century ago, in 1995. Lester says, “We sold the VF-6 a few years ago to make room for new machines. It was still running well! We bought that machine for about the same price we just paid for our newest VF-6 machine. 23 years later, you get a brand new machine that is such much faster and with so many more options than more than 2 decades ago, and for less money!” Lester adds that the Haas machines retain

Toolcraft has purchased 3 Haas machines in the past 3 years, and they have a Haas VF-2SSYT on order today. Chris says, “Toolcraft recognizes the need to continue to invest in new machinery in order to grow their business, and they embrace new technology.” He continued, “One of their latest purchases, the HaasVF-6 50 taper, was made specifically to support a customer who requires production quantity cast iron cuttings.” Lester adds, “We started with this customer using a 40 taper machine. When we procured the 50 taper Haas machine, we are now cutting the same parts 30-40% faster, since we can take heavier cuts.” If you have large parts (up to 64” by 40”),Toolcraft is expert at machining them. Whether your parts are aluminum, stainless steel, Inconel or Magnesium,Toolcraft can support you. Chris says that Toolcraft is working on a magnesium part that is 2.5” thick, something you won’t see many machine shops take on, simply because they don’t have the machine tools to support such large parts. ContactToolcraft of Phoenix at (623) 435-5405 or visit their impressive new facility at 7896 N Glen Harbor Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85307. You can also check them out by visiting Contact Ellison Machinery to learn more about the complete line of Haas Machine tools as well as their other precision machine tool offerings. You can reach them at 480-968-5877 or by visiting A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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“The launch vehicles we design and manufacture here are instrumental in providing cargo to the crews on the International Space Station, space and earth science, and in defending the nation,” said Rich Straka, vice president and general manager of Orbital ATK’s launch vehicles division. About 110 employees are working on the new heavyweight rocket project, with plans to add another 150 or so in Chandler in the next year and a half. Open positions include mechanical, electrical, systems and software engineering, with average salaries of $80,000. By Hayley Ringle – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal

Trump’s Steel Tariffs Causing Unintended Consequences For Manufacturers American steel prices have skyrocketed since President Donald Trump imposed steel tariffs in early March, an unintended consequence for some U.S. companies, which are now paying almost double what they once did for the metal. Howard Steel, a Charlotte-based company that manufactures gas lines, structural steel and equipment for job sites, used to pay about 38 cents for a pound of raw materials from domestic steel producers. Now, thanks to the tariffs, the company pays about 68 cents per pound for the same material, Howard Steel owner James Howard told FOX Business’ Liz Claman during an interview on Friday. “As soon as they even talked about a tariff, we were getting price increases, and they were rapidly going up,” Howard said. “What you bought one day, three days later, even that price had gone up.There was nothing consistent. We still haven’t reached the apex, and I don’t know where it’s at.” Trump argued the tariffs – 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum – were intended to protect U.S. industries from unfair competition and to bolster national security, one of his main promises during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Reshoring Brought 171k Jobs Back to the U.S. According to the Reshoring Initiative’s 2017 Reshoring Report, combined reshoring and related foreign direct investment (FDI) added more than 171,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs in 2017, up 2,800 percent from 2010.The total number of manufacturing jobs brought to the U.S. from offshore is over 576,000 since 2010. The reshoring and FDI jobs equal 90 percent of the 189,000 total manufacturing jobs added last year. Combined, reshoring and FDI jobs were up 52 percent from 2016.The Reshoring Initiative largely attributes the increase to corporate tax and regulatory cuts following the 2016 election, which is seen as helping U.S. manufacturing to be more globally competitive. FDI continued to exceed reshoring in terms of total jobs added, although the gap is narrowing. The Reshoring Initiative feels the numbers demonstrate how reshoring and FDI are major contributors to the country’s manufacturing rebound. Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative, states, “With three to four million manufacturing jobs still offshore, as measured by our $500 billion/year trade deficit, there is potential for much more growth.” Additional factors contributing to the positive reshoring and FDI numbers include: Proximity to customers remained the leading factor driving reshoring and FDI in 2017, followed by image/branding, Made in the USA, government incentives, and supply chain synergies. For the first time, Asia surpassed Western Europe in generating jobs by FDI, due mostly to increased investment by China and stronger showings from Japan and Korea. The Southeast and Texas remain the top regions for reshoring and FDI, with the Midwest gaining ground in second place due to its strong industrial base. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Transportation equipment remained the strongest industry, accounting for nearly 36 percent of total jobs returned. Apparel and medical equipment saw the biggest increases in industry ranking. A 50-year manufacturing industry veteran and retired President of GF Agiecharmilles, Harry Moser founded the Reshoring Initiative. Source: Thomas Net; By: Jeff Reinke

GE Expects Additive Metal To Transform Aerospace New-Make And Aftermarket Additive metal techniques will go far beyond a few specialized uses and disrupt the way aircraft engines and some other aircraft parts are made, says Udo Burggraf, business development manager for GE Additive and its subsidiary Concept Laser. In a webinar sponsored by Michigan State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Burggraf provided the reasoning behind his expectation that these factorswill have powerful knock-on effects on engine and aviation aftermarkets as well. Focusing on Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM), his preferred additive technology, the GE exec argues, “it will change the way engineers design, OEMs makes and shops maintain engines.” Surveying GE’s use of additive on its LEAP, Advanced CT7 and Advanced Turboprop engines, Burggraf says the new technology has already generated $5 billion in internal cost savings from the ability to produce bigger parts made from better materials and with moreefficient systems. Moreover, he emphasizes that GE intends to share about 90% of its additive expertise with the market, retaining

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edition of Accenture’s Technology Vision report. What is more, Accenture and some of its top-tier aerospace clients already are using AI systems in forecasting and other decision-making processes, freeing up labor to be re-tasked for other projects. The rate of adoption is catching even the consultants off guard. “This is a big change from last year,” said Jeff Wheless, Accenture’s global research leader for aerospace and defense (A&D). “Four out of five [executives polled] say AI will be there next to humans in the next two years—that’s pretty fast,” he told the Aviation Week Network ahead of the report’s broader release. According to the report, 70% of A&D leaders expect it to take two years or fewer for new and emerging technology adoption overall. Half of them report already investing in related technology, including AI, “Internet of Things” connectivity, robotics and autonomous machines. A&D leaders said they see new technology having the greatest effect in their production, security and research and development efforts, in that

order. But it will have an impact on more than just day-to-day operations or back-office functions. Four out of five respondents also said they are increasingly using data to drive critical and automated decision-making. Above all, 94% surveyed said they believe this next generation of technology will be moving into physical environments through increased adoption of augmented reality, connected devices and robotics. Accenture representatives are reluctant to discuss case examples of clients using the new technology. But John Schmidt, managing director and the global A&D lead, discussed how one leading aircraft OEM was connecting distant engineers and factory managers via augmented reality, cutting down on travel time and costs between the sites. Nevertheless, executives are cognizant of growing challenges brought by the new technologies, starting with the fact that demands for data sharing will only increase. About 90% of poll takers said their A&D companies expect the data exchanged with major business partners will grow over the next two years.“We’ve got a lot more data [and] we’ve got data trust issues,”Wheless said. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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And Intel increased its capital spending at the local plant in 2017, according to the company’s annual report on its local workforce and activities filed Tuesday with Sandoval County. The tech giant employs “more than 1,100” in Rio Rancho, the report said. Intel reported “nearly 1,200” Rio Rancho employees on the same annual report in April 2017. Intel spokeswoman Linda Qian declined to give a more specific local employee count Tuesday. A number of those employees are working on Intel’s silicon photonics technology, which will help increase data transfer speeds for data centers, Qian said.The technology is designed to remove networking bottlenecks, according to Intel. “Rio Rancho is an important part of our global manufacturing network,” Qian said. Intel’s capital spending at the plant in 2017 increased by $4 million to $47 million, the report said. Intel hired 30 employees at the plant, the most hires there since 2012, when Intel hired 74 employees, according to the report. “We really just hired for the specific positions we needed,” Qian said, adding that the hiring increase is “a really good sign for the site.”

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Of those hires, 77 percent are New Mexicans. California-based Intel has a yearly goal that 60 percent of its hires in Rio Rancho be New Mexico residents, part of the company’s industrial revenue bond agreement with Sandoval County. Intel has met that goal each year since 2015, the report said.

Intel, its foundation and its employees contributed nearly $1.1 million to support education, nonprofits and other charitable efforts across the state, the report said. Intel employees set a local record of more than 42,000 volunteer hours in the community. Business First broke the news in April 2017 that Intel’s Rio Rancho workforce at its chip fabrication facility declined by 700 employees from the year prior. Half of those workers retired, and others received

voluntary or involuntary separation packages, according to that report. Business First reporting in spring 2017 found that Intel’s workforce declined by a much larger percentage than other sites, with Intel Rio Rancho losing 37 percent of its staff, compared to single-digit percentage declines at other U.S. sites. Business First named Intel Rio Rancho site manager Katie Prouty one of its Faces to Watch for 2018 as Intel navigates change. The company announced in April 2016 that a companywide restructuring plan would involve cutting about 12,000 jobs globally. Analysts told Business First that year the future for Intel Rio Rancho looked grim, as the facility’s chip production wasn’t considered next-generation. The facility employed 1,900 as of April 2016 and as many as 3,200 in 2013. According to the report filed Tuesday, Intel spent nearly $200 million with New Mexico businesses in 2017, about the same as in 2016.

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Manufacturing Industry Has Strongest Jobs Increase in Three Years Hiring at private U.S. employers grew more than expected in March, according to a report, as the manufacturing industry showed the strongest increase in more than three years. Firms across the country added 241,000 workers in March, according to payroll processor Automatic Data Processing Inc. and forecasting firm Moody’s Analytics.

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refining, transportation, chemical processing, food and beverage, and While the BE-4 isamong ULA’sothers. preferred Bruno makes clear Blue Origin construction, Likeengine, many manufacturers, Dixon struggled does not have a lock on the deal. In addition to ULA engineers, the company with training and retaining talented and skilled employees to work in its willproduction bring in independent studyalso the realized technicaltheir data. facility. Thenonadvocate company’s reviewers leadershiptoteam Theworkforce Air Forcewas alsoaging will have a chance to weigh in. and nearing retirement. The company would soon lack enough skilled machinists, journeyman and production workers. Meanwhile, Orbital ATK is stepping out of the shadows with a nextDixon started options to develop workforce of the generation rocketexploring booster toallcompete with ULA’sthe Vulcan and SpaceX’s future. Dixon Valve has always stressed the critical role its employees play Falcon 9 and its planned Falcon Heavy variant for launching intermediatein delivering quality products to its customers. The company sought a and heavy-class national security payloads. solution that would align with its values, while delivering business results.

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TheThe Next Generation Launch System leverages the solid-fuel leadership team at Dixon (NGL) Valve determined that an apprenticeship technology company to power the Pentagon’s nuclear missiles and program the could provideuses the skills necessary to meet the company’s needs. interceptors. NGLprograms is a hybrid segmented main Apprenticeship arelauncher nothing with new, abut they havesolid-fuel seen renewed interest in recent The DOL defines apprenticeship as an “earn stage—based in partyears. on the solid rocket motors the company built forand the learn” training model Space that combines on-the-job training with related space shuttle and NASA’s Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket—and instruction that benefits employees and companies alike. an classroom-style upper stage powered by a cryogenic engine. An Adecco poll of 500 executives found that 89% of respondents think apprenticeship or training programs alleviate gap. Thethat main-stage motors would be similar could to thehelp shuttle and the SLSskills engines, butDixon use a Valve different propellant formulation to meet mission-performance partnered with the Maryland Manufacturing Extension requirements, says Mike president of space launch Partnership (MD MEP),Laidley, part of Orbital the MEPvice National Network, to explore programs. It also uses composite instead of metal casing, and leverages apprenticeship training and develop and implement a registered advanced manufacturing to reduce production costs. apprenticeship programprocesses for the occupation of CNC machinist. A key point for program the NGL through is the company’s to leverage a base Theselling apprenticeship MD MEPability offered a competencyof solid rocket motors that it already builds for the government, including based approach. A competency-based apprenticeship program is focused theon Missile Defense Agency’s interceptors, U.S. skill Navy’s missiles the demonstration of proficiency in a the specific or Trident competency in andlieu theofU.S. Air Force’s ICBMs. meeting time-based work experience. This allows apprentices to accelerate the rate of competency achievement or take additional time if Orbital ATK offering Air of Force’s Evolved Expendable needed dueis the open NGL entry for andthe exitU.S. design the program. Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, which seeks to develop a new U.S.As part of the apprenticeship development process, the MD MEP built booster to launch national security payloads. As SpaceX introduces team conducted a full-scale job-task analysis of the existing facility and competition into existing EELV launches, ULA has slashed the price of the conducted a comprehensive skills assessment of more than 100 workers. workhorse Atlas V by about one-third, and says it will continue to drive Identifying which tasks are necessary for a qualified apprentice to perform down costs. in order to demonstrate competency is important to ensure the training meets the unique needs of the company.The DixonValve job-task analysis Launching on an Atlas V has come down from just under $190 million to aided the development of job profiles for each position to better align the about $125 million since 2013, according to Bruno. ULA suffered a blow company’s current needs with future training programs. in March when SpaceX scored a $96.5 million contract to launch a nextThe MD GPS MEP III team used this to help Dixon generation satellite. Theinformation award is SpaceX’s secondValve GPSregister launch one of the first competency based apprenticeship programs the state contract, but the first for which it faced a competing bid—ainsignificant of Maryland. currently training five apprenticeship candidates victory for Elon Dixon Musk’sisspace venture. expected to complete the program. MD MEP is continuing to support the training, rollout and reporting of the program. SpaceX also scored a major advance with its March 31 reflight and recovery of a Falcon 9 first stage on a commercial satellite mission. Gwynne Shotwell, Results: president and COO of SpaceX, says the flight was the first step in a process • Competency and skills assessment of more than 100 workers that ultimately will produce game-changing cost reductions in space launch • Training of 5 new CNC Machinist Apprentices costs, and also will give customers more confidence their launches will • Investment in training and workforce development Industry Week succeed. Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology By: Michael Kelleher



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Who Wants Amazon The Most? The Business Journals Asked, And Residents In Hq2 Cities Responded Residents of Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis appear willing to do whatever it takes to win Amazon’s second North American headquarters. Their cousins in Denver, Austin and Boston? Not so much. The Business Journals for the first time has partnered with Elon University in North Carolina to conduct an online poll in all 19 of the U.S. regions that, along with the Canadian city of Toronto, remain in the running for Amazon’s “HQ2.”The survey was conducted from March 30 through April 3 and was designed to gauge each city’s enthusiasm — and willingness to make sacrifices —to land the Seattle-based company’s eye-popping $5 billion proposal to develop a new campus for up to 50,000-employees. While the majority of the survey’s 7,397 respondents voiced general support for the project, disparities abound. For example, some cities proved more sensitive than others to HQ2’s potential effects on traffic, and there was broad disagreement as to whether local small businesses will benefit, or be hurt, by the move. Many offered full-throated support in favor of special tax and financial incentives, while majorities elsewhere said they are obliged to tell the company to take nothing and like it. In Los Angeles, for example, 21 percent of respondents said the city should offer “as much as possible” to land Amazon’s HQ2 — the highest percentage in the country. Compare that to places like Austin where just 8 percent thought landing HQ2 was worth offering huge incentives to the company. Residents of cities such as Indianapolis and Nashville appear to be willing to put their own money on the line to land the project. Roughly one quarter of those who participated in the survey in those cities said they would be willing to pay more in taxes to fund incentives for Amazon. Other cities differed when it came to making personal sacrifices to bring Amazon to town. Miami residents said on average they would absorb a 13.4 minute increase to their daily commute if it meant the city could land HQ2. Miami also had the highest percentage of residents who said they would pursue job opportunities at a new Amazon headquarters, with 58 percent saying they would consider applying for a position with the company. While Albuquerque and Doña Ana County submitted bids for HQ2, neither made the 20-city shortlist. Though Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is from Albuquerque, the Duke City was always a long shot for HQ2, as it didn’t meet some of the requirements Amazon was seeking, including metropolitan areas with a million plus population and a major international airport. The city showing the least interest in landing Amazon’s HQ2 was Denver. Just 16 percent of respondents said they think their region needs the jobs HQ2 would bring. Denver also had among the lowest percentage of respondents saying landing HQ2 would be beneficial to local small businesses or that the city should offer outsized incentives to Amazon in exchange for HQ2.

GE Accelerates In The Aftermarket Buried deep inside General Electric’s 224-page annual report are some revelatory figures about the U.S. manufacturer’s aviation business.


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billion came from services. This means the aftermarket now drives 61% of GE Aviation’s revenues and significantly outweighs its sales of new engines. Since 2015 GE’s services sales have grown 29%, compared with 15% for Rolls-Royce, which had services revenue of $5.8 billion in 2017. Examining growth over the last two years is relevant because GE and Rolls started to revamp their service offerings in 2015, with both putting greater emphasis on alternatives to long-term, full-service, cost-per-flight-hour maintenance deals. GE streamlined its products into four pillars: TrueChoice Flight Hour;TrueChoice Overhaul; TrueChoice Transitions; and TrueChoice

It is, though, difficult to make precise comparisons, since GE includes defense in its figures for original equipment and services sales, with military supply and support accounting for about a quarter of GE Aviation’s business.

TASER’s Axon brand includes a growing suite of connected products and services from body cameras and digital evidence management tools to mobiles apps. TASER’s Axon brand includes a growing suite of connected products and services from body cameras and digital evidence management tools to mobiles apps.

Axon Announces Orders for 12,000 TASER Smart Weapons

“We are dedicated to developing technology that makes the world a safer place and where every officer has the best technology and training to minimize the chances of a deadly encounter,” says Rick Smith, Axon CEO and founder. “We’re greatly encouraged that most of these orders for our life-saving equipment utilized our TASER 60 payment plan that provides a new, simpler alternative for allowing Smart Weapons to be a budgetary line item providing better financial visibility.”

Axon, the global leader in public safety technology, today announced the receipt of multiple orders for its TASER X26P and TASER X2 Smart Weapons. These orders were received in the fourth quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018 and are expected to have shipped by the end of the first quarter 2018.

TASER 60 is a 5-year annual payment plan that integrates warranty coverage for an agency’s current TASER Smart Weapons, as well as on-site spares so officers experience zero downtime. The yearly payment plan allows agencies to reliably budget for their TASER CEWs during a 5-year period.

The U.S. OEM credited its services growth in 2017 to “a higher commercial and military spares shipment rate, as well as higher prices.” Source: MRO Network


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Bar Feeder Accessories Edge Technologies________ 562-597-7824 Trusty-Cook___________ 877-240-2462 Blast Abrasives Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Cabinets, Custom Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Chip Management Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Chip Removal Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Chuck Jaws Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Chucks Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Cleaners Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821

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CNC Lathe Accessories Trusty-Cook___________ 877-240-2462 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 CNC Collet Chucks Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Toolnet International______ 602-244-0870 CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook___________ 877-240-2462 Collet Fixtures Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Toolnet International______ 602-244-0870 Coolant Systems Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 Hangsterfers___________ 316-640-2462 Master Chemical Corp______ 520-310-8912 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Cooling Fans: Industrial Bud’s Equipment Sales_____ 435-659-9455 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Sandvik Coromant________ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant________ 602-628-4242 Schenk Intertech_________ 949-360-1512 Toolnet International______ 602-244-0870 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Cutting Tools: Swiss Toolnet International______ 602-244-0870 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711

D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Lone Arrow___________480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Dust Collectors Lone Arrow__________480-507-8074 End Mills Toolnet International_____ 602-244-0870 Filtration Equip. Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 Chemetall____________714-739-2821 Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Master Chemical Corp______520-310-8912 Qualichem, Inc.________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems EDM Network__________480-836-1782 EDM Performance ______ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply______ 480-836-8330 Filtermist Mist Collectors Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420

An ISO 9001 Company

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

Inserts Spindles Toolnet International______602-244-0870 GMN USA____________ 800-686-1679 Live Centers Setco Spindles & Slides_____ 866-362-0699 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Static Tool Holders Live Tool Holders Schenk Intertech_________ 949-360-1512 5th Axis Fixtures_________858-505-0432 Toolnet International______ 602-244-0870 Schenk Intertech_________ 949-360-1512 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Von Ruden Manufacturing___763-682-0322 Steel Service Center Lubricants / Systems Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Canyon State Oil_________800-894-7773 Tooling Columns Hangsterfers___________ 316-640-2462 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Master Chemical Corp______ 520-310-8912 Vibratory Equipment Pioneer Distributing Co._____602-278-2693 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Vises and Vise Jaws Machine Tool Accessories 5th Axis Fixtures_________ 858-505-0432 Schenk Intertech_________ 949-360-1512 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Von Ruden Manufacturing__ 763-682-0322 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Milling and Turning Products Waterjet Abrasives Von Ruden Manufacturing_ 763-682-0322 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Pallet Systems GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Waterjet Accessories D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 TMG______________ 714-778-4142 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Parts Washing Equipment Waterjet Bricks/Hoppers Qualichem, Inc_________480-320-0308 800-741-7756 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Barton International Waterjet Replacement Parts R8 Quick-Change Tool System Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300

Mobile: 480‐320‐0308 

Work Holding 5th Axis Fixtures_______ 858-505-0432 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Kurt Manufacturing______ 763-574-8320 Schenk Intertech_______ 949-360-1512 Stevens Engineering_____ 602-272-6766 Toolnet International_____ 602-244-0870 CONSUMMABLES Cleaning Corrosion Inhibitors Master Chemical Corp______ 520-310-8912 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Canyon State Oil_________ 800-894-7773 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Hangsterfers___________ 316-640-2462 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Master Chemical Corp______ 520-310-8912 Pioneer Distributing Co._____ 602-278-2693 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966

Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Master Chemical Corp______ 520-310-8912 Qualichem, Inc________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 Master Chemical Corp______ 520-310-8912 Pioneer Distributing Co.____ 602-278-2693 Qualichem, Inc________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys________ 860-289-3820 Western States Metals______801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys________ 860-289-3820 Apache Steel Company____ 602-323-2200 Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 Aluminum Apache Steel Company____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals___________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Phoenix______602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque__ 505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________877-977-6061 Metal Supermarkets______ 480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets______ 505-858-9953 Samuel, Son & Co._______800-631-9765 Tube Service Company____ 602-267-9865

EDM Materials & Supplies Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Canyon State Oil_________ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance acc’s_____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply_______ 480-836-8330 Qualichem Inc__________ 480-320-0308 Single Source Technologies___ 602-686-0895 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 EDM Fluids Hangsterfers___________ 316-640-2462 Pioneer Distributing Co._____ 602-278-2693 Garnet Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Impression Materials Aluminum Extrusions Roydent_____________ 480-607-1876 Bralco Metals Phoenix______602-252-1918


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Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946

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

Brandon Anderson President

MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL:

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

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

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in USA

O mar A D e lfin

T echnicalSalesManager C h e me t all U S ,I nc. 675 CentralAvenue New Providence ,NJ 07974 ollF ree:800-526-4473 ext.2402 F ax:908-464-4658 T el:6192088968 T Cell:619-208-8968 •

Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co._______ 800-631-9765 Armor:Commercial Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Kennametal___________800-446-7738 TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Brass Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Metal Supermarkets_______480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets_______505-858-9953 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Bronze Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562

Carbon Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Cast Iron Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Chrome Rod Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Copper Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Drill Rod Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Extrusions TW Metals____________ 800-203-8000 Lead Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Material Sales Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370

Kennametal___________800-446-7738 TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Metals Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_________ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 Kennametal___________800-446-7738 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Metal Supermarkets_______480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets_______505-858-9953 Samuel, Son & Co._______ 800-631-9765 Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_________ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Kennametal___________800-446-7738 Stan Watkins Industrial Account Sales & Technical Support


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Canyon State Oil

(855) 400-2269 Tel

A Division of SC Fuels

(602) 369-5185 Mobile

2640 N. 31st Avenue,

(602) 269-2685 Fax

Phoenix, AZ 85009

Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Metal Supermarkets_______ 480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets_______ 505-858-9953 Nickel Alloys Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Stainless Steel Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897 Tool Steel Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Davis Salvage Co________ 602-267-7208 Titanium & Hastelloy Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897 Tubing & Pipe Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co._______ 800-631-9765 Tube Service Company_____ 602-267-9865 INDUSTRIAL HARDWARE TOOLING Boring Bars B & T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130

Marshall Seely Applications Engineer Metalworking Solutions & Support Group Kennametal Inc. 1600 Technology Way | Latrobe, PA 15650 | USA T +1 800 446 7738 | M +1 509 638 8203

Edward Merkle

General Manager

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





Director of Business Operations 21640 N 19th Ave, # C-103,Phoenix, AZ 85027

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

Precision Toolholding Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 Products LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 5th Axis Fixtures_________858-505-0432 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Reamers Sandvik Coromant________ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant________ 602-628-4242 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Thread Mills Fixtures Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 5th Axis Fixtures_________ 858-505-0432 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Form Tools Sandvik Coromant________480-233-0997 B & T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Sandvik Coromant________602-628-4242 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Tooling Columns/ Tombstones Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 Tooling Systems LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Inserts, Indexable Global EDM Supply_______480-836-8330 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Sandvik Coromant________480-233-0997 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 Sandvik Coromant________602-628-4242 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Sandvik Coromant________ 480-233-0997 PALLET SYSTEMS Sandvik Coromant________ 602-628-4242 Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Inserts, PCD/CBN Bayer Systems_ _ _______ 602-448-9409 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Manual Lift Off Pallet Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Systems Key Cutters Bayer Systems_________ 602-448-9409 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Reamers & Drills, PCD ROBOTICS Robotic Part Loading Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 End Mills Systems Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 CAD/CAM Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Cimatron_____________248-596-9700 Delcam_____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654

US Carbide____________480-755-3812 Carbide B & T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants___ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools________602-269-1775 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 US Carbide____________480-755-3812 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants____602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools________602-269-1775 Sandvik Coromant________480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant________602-628-4242 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Toolnet International______602-244-0870 US Carbide____________480-755-3812 Cutting Tools: Custom B & T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools________602-269-1775 Drills Cutting Tools Consultants____602-277-1342 LRW Cutting Tools_______ 602-269-1775 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 Sandvik Coromant________480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant________602-628-4242 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 US Carbide____________480-755-3812 toll free 877.845.7940

MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 SolidProducts__________480-206-0330 Software, Inv. Control Delcam_____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 SolidProducts__________480-206-0330 Software, NC Programming Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Delcam_____________877 335 2261 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 SolidProducts__________480-206-0330 Software, Servicing Delcam_____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 SolidProducts__________480-206-0330 Tooling Systems Global EDM Supply_______480-836-8330 PRODUCTS Fluid Recycling Equipment Master Chemical Corp______ 520-310-8912 Guns Layke Tactical__________602-272-2654 SERVICES Banks Alerus Bank & Trust_______ 480-905-2414


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Banking • Mortgage Retirement • Wealth Mgmt TIM BRUNNER RELATIONSHIP MANAGER O: 480.905.2414 C: 602.501.0606 Tim.Brunner@alerus.Com 17045 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255








Benjamin Johnson ASNT Level III #210316 602-578-8109

ASNT, NAS 410, ASME Nadcap, ASTM, RT, UT, MT, PT

Level III NDT Consulting Services, LLC



   

Western Banks__________ 480-917-4243 Business Consulting BMSC______________480-445-9400 Paramount Leadership Group___ 480-442-7497 Quick Turn Financial_______ 480-385-1220 Rev AZ______________ 602-845-1200 STRYDE Solutions________ 928-710-1463 Calibration Services Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Arizona CNC Equip_ _____ 480-615-6353 Arizona Machine Calibration_ 602-663-2384 Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 Calibration: Laser Alignment Arizona Machine Calibration_ 602-663-2384 Calibration: Repair & Certify Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Arizona Machine Calibration_ 602-663-2384 Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 Consulting BMSC______________480-445-9400 Paramount Leadership Group_ 480-442-7497 Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Rev AZ______________ 602-845-1200 Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 Contract Inspection Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Contract Programming Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Training, Certifications, Nadcap Approvals, Responsible Level III, Aerospace, Petrol Chemical

Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Cost Reolution STRYDE Solutions________ 928-710-1463 CNC Training Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Gateway Community College__ 602-286-8050 Crates/Pallets Crating Technology_______ 602-528-3628 Data Communication Services legrand_____________888-668-6818 Design Services Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Electrical & Digital Installation legrand_____________888-668-6818 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 623-780-4137 Automation & Controls FourPac_____________ 602-751-2070 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____ 602-272-4571 Schenk Intertech__________949-360-1512 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust_______ 480-905-2414 BMO Harris Bank________ 602-241-6586 BMO Harris Bank________ 602-650-3779 Quick Turn Financial_______ 480-385-1738 SBG Capital___________ 480-897-4988 STRYDE Solutions________ 928-710-1463 Western Banks__________ 480-917-4243 Heavyhaul Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH _ _ ____________ 800-334-2409

5th Mathew Evans Sales and Marketing

7140 Engineer Rd, San Diego, CA 92111 (858)505-0432

Insurance Services NFP Property & Casualty____480-458-6052 Sentry Insurance________877-373-6879 ISO/AS9100 Consulting BMSC______________480-445-9400 Paramount Leadership Group_ 480-442-7497 Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Rev AZ______________ 602-845-1200 Sustaining Edge Solutions_____888-572-9642 Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust________480-905-2414 BMO Harris Bank_________602-241-6586 BMO Harris Bank________ 602-650-3779 Droeg Financial Services____ 480-345-6575 Quick Turn Financial_______ 480-385-1220 STRYDE Solutions_________928-710-1463 Western Banks___________480-917-4243

IRH _ ____________800-334-2409 Machinery Storage Hunter Machine Moving_____602-246-8783 Real Estate, Commercial NAI Horizon__________ 602-852-3433 Phil Terry____________602-903-3762 Recycling Barry Metals___________602-484-7186 Broadway Metal Recycling___602-795-6328 Consolidated Resources Inc.___623-931-5009 Lean Manufacturing Davis Salvage Co_______ 602-267-7208 BMSC ______________ 480-445-9400 Phoenix Metal Trading____ 602-257-4660 Rev AZ______________ 602-845-1200 Reverse Engineering Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 ARTL_______________602-374-3770 Management Systems BMSC_____________ 480-445-9400 Certification/Training Paramount Leadership Group____480-442-7497 Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 Machine Tool Utilization Tracking Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 E Solutions_____________602-524-0192 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Rigging Manufacturers Rep Hunter Machine Moving_ ____602-246-8783 Quality Training Consultants928-284-0856 IRH _ _ ____________ 800-334-2409 Machinery Installation Schools, Custom Training Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH _ ____________800-334-2409 AZPMAP_____________602-723-8191 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Machinery Moving Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 Gateway Community College_ 602-286-8050

Your business. Our experience. Let’s talk. 40-1268

800-4SENTRY (800-473-6879)



Sales Manager

Ph: +1 724 696 4340 x3437 Direct: +1 724 213 7290 Cell: +1 724 309 1940


101 Bilby Rd, Building #2 Hackettstown, NJ 07840


Mike Chonka Regional Manager 2121 N. Grace Blvd #135 Chandler, AZ 85225 (928) 710-1463 •

Schools, Machining & Training Gateway Community College__602-286-8050 Systems Integration Ellison Machinery________480-968-5877 Ultimate Presentation Systems_ 480-966-2000 Transportation IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 API Services___________ 757-223-4157 Transportation:Air/Freight/Ground Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Contract Programming IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Working Capital, Credit Lines Droeg Financial Services____ 480-345-6575 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Quick Turn Financial_______ 480-385-1220 CNC Training SBG Capital___________ 480-897-4988 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 STRYDE Solutions________ 928-710-1463 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Western Banks__________ 480-917-4243 Gateway Community College__602-286-8050 REPAIR/DESIGN Design Services Bar Feeder Repair Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Edge Technologies________ 562-597-7824 Engineering Services Machine Tool Design/ Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 623-780-4137 Engineering Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Schenk Intertech_________ 949-360-1512 Machine Tool Rebuilding Financial Services Advanced Precision _______ 602-525-0156 Alerus Bank & Trust_______ 480-905-2414 API Services___________ 757-223-4157 BMO Harris Bank________ 602-241-6586 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 BMO Harris Bank________602-650-3779 DM Machine Repair_______ 480-709-1450 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Droeg Financial Services____480-345-6575 FourPac_____________602-751-2070 Quick Turn Financial_______480-385-1738 Setco-Pope Spindles_______866-362-0699 SBG Capital___________480-897-4988 The Werks C&C, Inc_______ 602-569-1809 STRYDE Solutions________ 928-710-1463 Machine Retrofitting/CNC Maint/Repair Services Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711

Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 RIBAL DM Machine Repair______ 480-709-1450 BTADDINI D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Strategic Account Manager OEM WEST REGION Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 DATA COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION Southwest Spindle Service__ 480-837-0368 P: 888.668.6818 C: 937.479.5381 The Werks C&C, Inc______ 602-569-1809 White’s Niche Products_____ 602-290-9402 Mold Repairs Legrand, North America B&B Tool__________ 520-397-0436 3555 Kettering Blvd. Moraine, OH 45439 Stamping Repairs B&B Tool.__________ 520-397-0436 C2G | ORTRONICS | QUIKTRON RAPIDRUN | WIREMOLD Prev. Maint Programs Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 Spindle Replacement Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 Southwest Spindle Service___480-837-0368 API Services__________ 757-223-4157 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 DM Machine Repair______ 480-709-1450 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 SAFETY Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Mobility Ramps & Stairs The Werks C&C, Inc______ 602-569-1809 Modular EZ-Access__________ 800-451-1903 Repair -Hydraulic Fire Protection Systems Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc______ 602-569-1809 Rotarex___________ 480-689-8756 TESTING Repair - Portable Component & Failure Analysis Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 ARTL_______________602-374-3770 The Werks C&C, Inc______ 602-569-1809 Testing, Metallurgical ARTL_______________602-374-3770 Spindle Rebuilding API Services__________ 757-223-4157 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Setco-Pope Spindles______ 866-362-0699 WATER TREATMENT GMN USA___________ 800-686-1679 SYSTEMS Southwest Spindle Service___ 480-837-0368 Chemetall___________ 714-739-2821 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 81 • May / June 2018 ®






Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

JD Machine___________801-782-4403 WESTERN CAST PARTS LLC KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Steve Whisel Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Field Sales & Engineering 4024 E. Casitas Del Rio Dr. Pierpont Manufacturing_____602-233-1335 Phoenix, AZ 85050 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 Phone: (480) 284-6618 Cell: (480) 250-9764 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Email: Unique Tool & Machine_____480-529-9551 BENDING ADDITIVE MFG / 3 D PRINTING Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Faustson_____________303-420-7422 Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 Cable/Harness Assembly Bending: CNC ASSEMBLY Bar-S Machine__________ 928-636-2115 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 Contract Manufacturing Service_602-253-4744 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 CAID Industries_________ 520-294-3126 Clean Room Assembly BRAZING CAP ______________602-464-9629 Jan’s Inc._____________480-833-7305 Thermal-Vac___________714-702-0488 Campro Mfg___________602-298-8700 L&W Fluid____________602-323-2560 Brazing: Aluminum Dip Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Fixtures: Assembly Competitive Engineering____520-746-0270 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 BROACHING Contract Manufacturing Service_602-253-4744 Unique Tool & Machine_____480-529-9551 Air Gear Industries_______602-275-7996 GHT Services___________480-396-1800 Full Board Cable Assembly Apache Gear, Inc________ 623-934-7144 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 Contract Manufacturing Service_602-253-4744 CASTINGS IMCOR Corp___________ 602-245-0148 PCB Assembly AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Contract Manufacturing Service_602-253-4744 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 BAR CODING Castings: Prototype Sensing Solutions ______________ AATC 602-268-1467 Danyelle Vigari - Sales Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 (P):623-580-0800 x 0725 Castings: Production Thermo Couples (C) : 623-418-1831 Cleveland Electric Labs_____480-967-2501 AATC ______________ 602-268-1467


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Western Cast Parts_______480-250-9764 COATING Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 District 7 Powder Coat______480-636-1145 Frontier Techni-Kote_______928-636-0130 Louie’s Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Southwest Powder Coating__ 602-272-0878

108 N. 40th St. Phoenix 1245 E. Buckeye Rd.

Production and Design Technology and Precision Machining Education Experts Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-286-8050


t 520.294.3126 c 520.834.7444

Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Chromatic Over Zinc Diecast Sav-On Plating__________602-252-4311 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____602-275-1917 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Coating: Liquid Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Collins Metal Finishing____ 602-275-3117 Louie’s Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Pilkington Metal Finishing__ 801-972-2146 Coating: Cerakote District 7 Powder Coat______480-636-1145 Coating: Nickel/Teflon Masic Industries_________503-232-9109 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Collins Metal Finishing_____602-275-3117 Coating: NP3 Coating: Chem Film CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Chemetall___________ 714-739-2821 Frontier Techni-Kote_______928-636-0130 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 FutureWeld__________ 602-437-2426 Gold Tech Industries_____ _480-968-1930 Collins Metal Finishing_____602-275-3117 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Frontier Techni-Kote______ 928-636-0130 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Louie’s Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 PAS Technologies_______ 480-487-1906 Treffers Precision_______ 602-744-2636 Coating:Passivation The Metal Man________ 800-448-9448 CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 Sav-On Plating__________602-252-4311 FutureWeld__________ 602-437-2426 Frontier Techni-Kote______ 928-636-0130 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 PAS Technologies_______ 480-487-1906

Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Powder Coating Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 District 7 Powder Coat______ 480-636-1145 Frontier Techni-Kote_______ 928-636-0130 Kirin Manufacturing_______ 520-622-8402 Masic Industries________5_ 03-232-9109 Systems Integrators________623-434-3136 Fine Line Laser Cutting______602-863-3196 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Tube Laser Cutting Perma-Finish, Inc________ 602-278-1733 Tube Service Company_____ 602-267-9865 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ _ ____801-972-2146 DEBURRING: PRECISION Perfection Industrial Finishing_ _ _520-434-9090 DG Deburring__________ 623-680-5925 Kirin Manufacturing_______ 520-622-8402 Southwest Powder Coating___ 602-272-0878 J&J Hand Finishing________480-828-2108 DIE CASTING CUTTING bandsawparts.com_______ 800-240-2932 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Harschco LLC__________ 602-617-7514 DIES Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Arizona Wire & Tool________480-813-1002 The Metal Man_________ 800-448-9448 Precision Die & Stamp’g____ 480-967-2038 Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484 Bandsaw Cutting bandsawparts.com_______800-240-2932 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 EDM Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 EDM: Drilling Small Hole CNC Router Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Arizona Wire Specialists_____ 480-829-6530 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Die Cutting LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Laser APMI_______________ 480-668-0024 Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 Sun Tech______________480-921-1665


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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

Patrick H. Stewart II President

21631 N. 3rd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027 p (623) 492 9400 x215 f (623) 492 9071

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

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


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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

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

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


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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

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

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


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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

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

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


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Wire-Tech____________ 480-966-1591 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Milco EDM & Waterjet______ 714-373-0098 Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech_____________ 480-921-1665 Wire-Tech____________ 480-966-1591

Ilene Price: Steve Bangerter: 4534 N. 44th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85031 602-272-2625


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Moore Tool & Die________480-622-1705 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Sun Tech_____________480-921-1665 Thompson Machine______ 505-823-1453 WC Machine & Tool______ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wire-Tech____________480-966-1591 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 ENGINEERING/ PROGRAMMING Exactitude Precision_______602-316-6957 IMCOR Corp___________602-245-0148 K-2 Manufacturing______ 602-455-9575 Pierpont Manufacturing____ 602-233-1335 Graphel Corp__________ 800-255-1104 FAA REPAIR STATION Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Air Gear Industries______ 602-275-7996 Milco EDM & Waterjet______ 714-373-0098 FABRICATION Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 AERO Spring & Mfg Co____ 602-243-4329 Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Americhem Engineering_____602-437-1188 APMI _____________ 480-668-0024

EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Electrodes/Reworking Graphel Corp__________ 800-255-1104 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC_________ 480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Arizona Wire Specialists_____ 480-829-6530 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 Clings Manufacturing______ 480-968-1778 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422

AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 Craig Roth President/C.O.O. BEL Machining___________480-445-9881 BIDSpring Machine, & Inc________ Manufacturing480-892-7304 Co.,Inc. A Complete Manufacturing Facility for CAID Industries__________520-294-3126 Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777 Creedbilt Inc____________623-939-8119 Dayton Lamina__________248-489-9122 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 FMD Fabrication Services_____ 602-368-6835 Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv___ 480-966-3952 Hollow Metal Xpress_______ 866-936-7001 IMCOR Corp____________602-245-0148 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403




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ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C

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

Phoenix, AZ 85009

William Johnson

Marketing Representative 3300 E. 36th St Office: 520-622-8402 Tucson, AZ 85713 Cell: 520-940-6278

K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Kirin Manufacturing_______ 520-622-8402 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______ 602-267-7575 Metzfab_____________ 602-618-2841 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Pierpont Manufacturing_____ 602-233-1335 Precise Metal Products_____ 602-272-2625 RM Garrison Machining_____623-582-6544 Scriven Precision_________ 480-961-9775 Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400 TMM Precision _________800-448-9448 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Wrico______________480-892-7800 Fabrication: Chemical Processing Systems Americhem Engineering_____ 602-437-1188

Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 FMD Fabrication Services____ 602-368-6835 Fabrication: Custom Metal Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 K-2 Mfg____________ 602-455-9575 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Fabrication: Medium & Large Abrams Airborne Mfg_____ 520-887-1727 APMI______________ 480-668-0024 BEL Machining_________ 480-445-9881 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications_________602-454-0701

Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 FMD Fabrication Services____ 602-368-6835 Fry Fabrications_________602-454-0701 Hollow Metal Xpress______ 866-936-7001 IMCOR Corp___________602-245-0148 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Kirin Manufacturing______ 520-622-8402 Metzfab_____________602-618-2841 Pierpont Manufacturing____ 602-233-1335 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Precision Metalworks_____ 602-455-9575 RM Garrison Machiing___623-582-6544 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778

FINISHING Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies______623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries_______480-968-1930 Kirin Manufacturing_______520-622-8402 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 PAS Technologies________480-487-1906 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Southwest Powder Coating___602-272-0878 TVT Die Casting_________800-280-2278 Abrasive Blasting Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231

480-636-1145 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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

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Robert Davis – Owner  

      

Dry Film Lubrication CAP ______________ 602-464-9629 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Precision Industrial Painting__ 602-256-0260 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Electro-Polishing Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Finishing: One Stop PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Glass Bead Clean A2Z Sandblasting________ 602-716-5566 Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 Byington Steel Treating_____ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies______ 623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Southwest Powder Coating___ 602-272-0878 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing______ 602-257-0530 Passivation CAP ______________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies_____ _623-581-2648 Frontier Techni-Kote_______ 928-636-0130 FutureWeld___________ 602-437-2426 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 EPSI______________714-256-8950


Jeff W. Kiszonas

Unique Tool manufactures and designs Tools, Fixtures and Mechanical Assemblies. Also, we offer Prototyping and General Machining.

              FAA CRS AI0R143N - EASA.145.4079

Unique Tool and Machine LLC

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7237 S Butte Ave. Tempe, Az. 85283

Territory Sales Manager SW

ISO9001 AS9100 NADCAP Certified ITARS Registered

GRAPHEL CORPORATION 6115 Centre Park Drive West Chester, OH 45069 P 800-255-1104 C 480.510.4146


Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 RM Garrison Machining____ 623-582-6544 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 Byington Steel Treating____ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 District 7 Powder Coat______480-636-1145 Masic Industries________ 503-232-9109 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Southwest Powder Coating__ 602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC__602-276-1231 Shot Peen PAS Technologies_______ 480-487-1906 Stripping Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Southwest Powder Coating__ 602-272-0878 FIXTURES Allset Precision_________480-753-1776 Exactitude Precision_______602-316-6957 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Unique Tool & Machine____ 480-529-9551


Air Gear Industries_______ 602-275-7996 Allset Precision_________ 480-753-1776 Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 ChemResearch__________ 602-253-4175 GMN USA____________800-686-1679 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 McFarland Machine & Eng___ 480-966-1388 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing______ 623-780-4100 Steel Services Grinding_____ 800-662-0126 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 FOUNDRY Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484 AATC______________ 602-268-1467 Grinding, Blanchard GAGES Allset Precision_________480-753-1776 Air Gear Industries_______ 602-275-7996 GASKETS Systems Integrators______ 623-434-3136 Industrial Precision Grinding__ 310-352-4700 McFarland Machine & Eng___ 480-966-1388 GEAR CUTTING Air Gear Industries______ 602-275-7996 Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Apache Gear, Inc_______ 623-934-7144 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 GRAPHITE SOLUTIONS Grinding: Centerless Graphel Corp__________800-255-1104 Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088

Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Grindworks___________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg___ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding________602-437-8401 Sun Grinding_________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg___ 602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing__ ___623-780-4100 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks___________623-582-5767 Grinding… Double Disc Industrial Precision Grinding__310-352-4700 Phoenix Grinding________602-437-8401 Grinding: ID/OD Air Gear Industries______ 602-275-7996 Arizona Hard Chrome______602-278-8671 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks___________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg___ 602-588-2869


Precision Honing Specialists Jeremy Johnson Owner

480.577.9774 Gilbert, AZ

AZ ASER ENGRAVING “Leave Your Mark” Sandi & Chuck

602 708 1204


Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding__________602-238-9595 Grinding: OD Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg____602-588-2869 Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767

Thermal-Vac__________ 714-702-0488 Heat Treating/ Aerospace Atlas Testing Labs________909-373-4130 Byington Steel Treating____ 408-727-6630 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Temperature Processing____ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/ISO9001/AS9100 Byington Steel Treating____ 408-727-6630 Temperature Processing____ 303-772-0250 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum Heat Treating Byington Steel Treating____ 408-727-6630 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 Industrial Precision Grinding__310-352-4700 National Grinding & Mfg____602-588-2869 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 HONING/LAPPING Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Grindworks___________623-582-5767 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Sun Grinding__________602-238-9595 National Grinding & Mfg___ 602-588-2869 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 WC Machine & Tool_______480-507-4620 Paramount Honing & Machine_480-577-9774 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Phoenix Grinding________602-437-8401 B & T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 CTE_______________ 800-783-2400 IDENTIFICATION Gilbert Metal Stamping_____480-503-1283 Labels & Bar Code Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 AZ Laser Engraving______ 602-708-1204 HEAT TREATING EPSI______________714-256-8950 Atlas Testing Labs________909-373-4130 Byington Steel Treating____ 408-727-6630 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Controlled Thermal Tech’y____602-272-3714 Mobile PartMarking Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 AZ Laser Engraving______ 602-708-1204 Temperature Processing____ 303-772-0250 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141

Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) JIGS AZ Laser Engraving_______602-708-1204 B & T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Allset Precision_________ 480-753-1776 Frontier Techni-Kote_______928-636-0130 MACHINING Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Machining: 3D Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Allset Precision_________ 480-753-1776 Silk Screen Arcas Machine Inc________ 480-632-9414 Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 Cassavant Machining______ 602-437-4005 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 L&W Machine Co________602-323-2560 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 INSPECTION Calibration Pro Precision__________ 602-353-0022 Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Washington Calibration____ 480-820-0506 Machining: 5 Axis Inspection, First Article Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 Cassavant Machining______ 602-437-4005 Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Clings Manufacturing______ 480-968-1778 Inspection Services Competitive Engineering____ 520-746-0270 Allset Precision_________480-753-1776 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__602-437-0339 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Dynamic Manufacturing & Eng__520-664-2210 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machining___ 623-581-6200 Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____ 520-889-8325 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Industrial Tool Die & Eng____ 520-745-8771 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Inspection Services, Welding Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 T-N Machining__________602-278-8665 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Tech Five Machining_______ 480-699-4856 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc__________623-939-4412 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 Process Improvement/ Audit BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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LAYKE, Inc.____________602-272-2654 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______602-267-7575 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 Powerhaus Precision______480-225-8854 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Pro Precision__________602-353-0022 Service & Sales________ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision ___602-438-4670 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 Wire-Tech____________ 480-966-1591

Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 Wire-Tech____________480-966-1591 Machining: Aerospace AATC______________602-268-1467 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Air Gear Industries______ 602-275-7996 Allset Precision_________480-753-1776 American Spirit Investments_ 480-367-9545 Arcas Machine Inc________480-632-9414 AZ Datum____________602-687-6331 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 Machining: Contract AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Aero Design & Mfg_______602-437-8080 Backerworks Mfg_______ 505-342-2943 Campro Mfg__________ 602-298-8700 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____602-243-4329 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Clings Manufacturing______480-968-1778 Avtek Industries_________602-485-4005 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 AZ Datum____________602-687-6331 Competitive Engineering___ 520-746-0270 Campro Mfg___________602-298-8700 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Clings Manufacturing______480-968-1778 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 Contract Manufacturing Service_602-253-4744 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Evans Precision Machining___623-581-6200 Glover Precision Inc._______480-464-0150 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 GHT Services___________480-396-1800 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____480-503-1283 JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 Group Mfg Serv._________480-966-3952 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Kirin Manufacturing______ 520-622-8402 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Jan’s Inc._____________480-833-7305 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 JC Machine & Motorsports___602-790-2207 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 88 • May / June 2018

JD Machine___________801-782-4403 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 McFarland Machine & Eng___ 480-966-1388 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Pierpont Manufacturing_____ 602-233-1335 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 T-N Machining__________602-278-8665 TVT Die Casting_________800-280-2278 Unique Tool & Machine_____ 480-529-9551 Wrico______________480-892-7800 Machining: Ceramic O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Ceramic: Sapphire, Alumina, Silicon, Aluminum, Quartz O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 Allset Precision_________ 480-753-1776 Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 American Spirit Investments__ 480-367-9545 Arcas Machine Inc________ 480-632-9414 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 AZ Datum____________ 602-687-6331 AzMark_____________480-926-8969 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 BID Machine, Inc________480-892-7304 CAID Industries_________ 520-294-3126 Campro Mfg___________602-298-8700

Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Clings Manufacturing______480-968-1778 Competitive Engineering____520-746-0270 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Dynamic Manufacturing & Eng_ 520-664-2210 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 FMD Fabrication Services____ 602-368-6835 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Glover Precision, Inc._____ 480-464-0150 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 HPMP______________801-619-9850 IMCO Products_________ 480-632-2252 Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 JC Machine & Motorsports___602-790-2207 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403



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Marc Faris 480.200.5571

Machining Custom Cutting Tools US Carbide___________ 480-755-3812 Machining: Industrial & Repair BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 Machining: Large Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 Backerworks Mfg________ 505-342-2943 Continental Machining_____800-777-2483 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____ 520-889-8325 Empire Precision Mach.____ 480-633-4580 HPMP______________ 801-619-9850 FMD Fabrication Services____ 602-368-6835 IMCO Products__________ 480-632-2252 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 JC Machine & Motorsports___ 602-790-2207 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 Kirin Manufacturing_______ 520-622-8402 Machining: MultiSwiss Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 McFarland Machine & Eng___ 480-966-1388 Metzfab_____________ 602-618-2841 Mach: Turning CNC 3D Machine LLC_ _______480-239-8254 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Air Gear Industries_______602-275-7996 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 American Spirit Investments__480-367-9545 Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575 Arcas Machine Inc________ 480-632-9414 RM Garrison Mach’ing__ __623-582-6544 Avtek Industries_________602-485-4005 RMSS ______________ 623-780-5904 AzMark_____________480-926-8969 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Bar-S Machine__________ 928-636-2115 Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Campro Mfg___________602-298-8700 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 Cassavant Machining______602-437-4005 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Clings Manufacturing______480-968-1778 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Continental Machining_____800-777-2483 Wire-Tech____________ 480-966-1591 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Machining Plastic Dynamic Manufacturing & Eng__520-664-2210 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Glover Precision, Inc.______ 480-464-0150 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 GHT Services___________480-396-1800 Machining Precision Glover Precision, Inc.______ 480-464-0150 3D Machine LLC___ ______480-239-8254

Jemelco, Inc.___________480-804-9541 Kirin Manufacturing_______520-622-8402 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co________602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc.____________602-272-2654 Matrix Machine_________ 480-966-4451 McFarland Machine & Eng___ 480-966-1388 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Metzfab_____________ 602-618-2841 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Pierpont Manufacturing_____ 602-233-1335 Powerhaus Precision______480-225-8854 Powill Manufacturing______ 623-780-4100 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 Pro Precision__________602-353-0022 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 RM Garrison Machining __623-582-6544 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining_______480-699-4856 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool_______480-507-4620 Wire-Tech___________480-966-1591 Wrico______________480-892-7800 Graphel Corp__________ 800-255-1104 AATC ______________ 602-268-1467

Accutech______________801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 Allset Precision_________ 480-753-1776 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 Arcas Machine Inc________ 480-632-9414 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 Avtek Industries_________ 602-485-4005 AZ Datum____________ 602-687-6331 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg________ 505-342-2943 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Cassavant Machining______ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 Clings Manufacturing______ 480-968-1778 Competitive Engineering____ 520-746-0270 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 Evans Precision Mach’g_____ 623-581-6200 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Glover Precision , Inc.______ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____ 520-889-8325 HK Machining__________ 602-278-6704 HPMP______________ 801-619-9850 IMCO Products__________ 480-632-2252 JB’s Precision__________ 623-581-9088 JC Machine & Motorsports___ 602-790-2207 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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1826 W. Broadway Rd,# 46,Mesa, AZ 85202 Phone: 480-225-8854

Mike McCraren DYNAMIC MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING, LLC 3980 E Columbia St.,Tucson, AZ. 85714

(O): 520-664-2210 • (C) 520-631-6360

JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Machining: Production Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 Dynamic Manufacturing & Eng_ 520-664-2210 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 FMD Fabrication Services____ 602-368-6835 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 JC Machine & Motorsports___602-790-2207 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 HPMP______________801-619-9850 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 T-N Machining_________ 602-278-8665 Milco EDM & Waterjet_____ 714-373-0098 Tech Five Machining_______480699-4856 Machining: Prototype Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 AATC______________602-268-1467 Nelson Engineering_______602-273-7114 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Allset Precision_________480-753-1776 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Alpha Machine________ 602-437-0322 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Arcas Machine Inc________480-632-9414 Powerhaus Precision_____ 480-225-8854 AZ Datum____________602-687-6331 Powill Mfg___________ 623-780-4100 Backerworks Mfg_______ 505-342-2943 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 Bar-S Machine__________ 928-636-2115 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 BID Machine, Inc_______ 480-892-7304 RM Garrison Mach’ing_ __623-582-6544 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Dynamic Manufacturing & Eng_ 520-664-2210 Service & Sales________ 480-968-9084 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Evans Precision________ 623-581-6200 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 Exactitude Precision_______602-316-6957 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 Sun Tech_____________480-921-1665 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 Tech Five Machining_______480699-4856 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Glover Precision, Inc._____ 480-464-0150 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 HPMP______________801-619-9850 WC Machine & Tool______ 480-507-4620 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Wire-Tech____________480-966-1591 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Wissota Tool & Die______ 480-507-3484 Jemelco, Inc.___________480-804-9541 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 90 • May / June 2018 A Z MANUFACTURING • 90 • May / June 2018 2


JC Machine & Motorsports___602-790-2207 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 McFarland Machine & Eng__ 480-966-1388 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Milco EDM & Waterjet______714-373-0098 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Powerhaus Precision_____ 480-225-8854 Pro Precision_________602-353-00220 RM Garrison Machining__623-582-6544 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 T-N Machining_________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining_______480699-4856 Unique Tool & Machine_____480-529-9551 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg___________480-966-7376 Wire-Tech____________480-966-1591 Wissota Tool & Die______ 480-507-3484 Machining: Quick Turn AZ Datum____________602-687-6331 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 JC Machine & Motorsports___602-790-2207 Jemelco, Inc.___________480-804-9541 Kirin Manufacturing______ 520-622-8402 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Powerhaus Precision_____ 480-225-8854 RMSS______________623-780-5904 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC________ 480-239-8254 Allset Precision_________480-753-1776 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 Bar-S Machine__________ 928-636-2115 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Dynamic Manufacturing & Eng_ 520-664-2210 Exactitude Precision_______602-316-6957 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551

FMD Fabrication Services____ 602-368-6835 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Glover Precision, Inc._____ 480-464-0150 Graphel Corp_________ 800-255-1104 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 JC Machine & Motorsports__ 602-790-2207 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 Systems Integrators______ 623-434-3136 T-N Machining_________ 602-278-8665 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Wire-Tech____________480-966-1591 Machining: Semiconductor KLK Ind._____________602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 Machining: Swiss AZ Datum___________ 602-687-6331 Bar-S Machine__________928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 HPMP______________801-619-9850 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 RM Garrison Mach’ing___623-582-6544 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Machining: Turning: Automatic American Prec. Machine____ 602-269-6298

AzMark_____________480-926-8969 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g_____623-581-6200 FMD Fabrication Services____ 602-368-6835 HPMP______________ 801-619-9850 JB’s Precision Ind________623-581-9088 LAYKE, Inc.____________602-272-2654 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Paragon Machining & Design__480-635-9163 RMSS ______________623-780-5904 Stewart Precision Mfg______623-492-9400 Weiser Engineering_______303-280-2778 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497 EDM Tech____________602-278-6666 Fine Line Laser Cutting_____602-863-3196 CAID Industries_________520-294-3126 K-2 Manufacturing_______602-455-9575 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Laser One Engraving______623-640-9132 Marusiak LLC__________480-318-8883 McFarland Machine & Eng___480-966-1388 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Southwest Waterjet-Laser____480-306-7748 The Metal Man_________800-448-9448 TMM Precision _________800-448-9448 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Weiser Engineering_______303-280-2778 Laser Cutting:Rotary Axis K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 Laser Engraving & Etching Laser One Engraving______623-640-9132 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC__________480-318-8883 Paragon Machining & Design__480-635-9163 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090

TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Laser Marking AZ Laser Engraving______ 602-708-1204 Laser One Engraving_____ 623-640-9132 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Wire-Tech____________480-966-1591 MANUFACTURING Abrams Airborne Mfg_____ 520-887-1727 Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 APMI _____________ 480-668-0024 CAID Industries_________520-294-3126 Clings Manufacturing_____ 480-968-1778 Competitive Engineering___ 520-746-0270 Contract Manufacturing Service_602-253-4744 Creedbilt Inc___________623-939-8119 Exactitude Precision_______602-316-6957 Harschco LLC__________602-617-7514 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Group Manufacturing Serv__ 480-966-3952 IMCOR Corp___________602-245-0148 K-2 Mfg____________ 602-455-9575 KLK Ind._____________602-267-1331 Metzfab_____________602-618-2841 MoldWORX__________ 480-668-8400 RM Garrison Mach’ing___623-582-6544 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Systems Integrators______ 623-434-3136 Manufacturing: Electrode Allset Precision_________480-753-1776 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Wire-Tech____________480-966-1591 Mfg: PhotoChemical Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 Etching Fabrication Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 METAL FORMING Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Creedbilt Inc___________623-939-8119 Desert Precision Mfg_____ 520-887-4433 Fry Fabrications_________602-454-0701

Laser Marking Laser Engraving Laser Cutting Waterjet Cutting

K-2 Manufacturing______ 602-455-9575 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 METAL STAMPING High Production Precision Stamping Precision Die & Stamping___ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine______ 505-823-1453 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 MOLDS Painting& Blast Booths JWB Manufacturing_______480-967-4600 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 Milco EDM & Waterjet______ 714-373-0098 Phosphate MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 Coating Technologies______623-581-2648 Wet Paint/CARC Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Molds: Construction JWB Manufacturing_______480-967-4600 Frontier Techni-Kote_______ 928-636-0130 MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 Precision Industrial Painting__602-256-0260 Sandblast/Automated Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 Molds: Plastic Injection Screenprinting & Pad Competitive Engineering____ 520-746-0270 Printing MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Wire-Tech____________ 480-966-1591 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 Molds: Steel PLATING Aero Tech____________801-292-0493 Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 ChemResearch__________ 602-253-4175 OUTGASING Coating Technologies______623-581-2648 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 PAINTING Arizona Finishing________602-438-4443 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Gold Tech Industries_______480-968-1930 Coating Technologies______623-581-2648 Kirin Manufacturing_______520-622-8402 Frontier Techni-Kote_______ 928-636-0130 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 Hollow Metal Xpress_______ 866-936-7001 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Kirin Manufacturing_______520-622-8402 Precision Metalworks______602-455-9575 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Anodizing Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Precision Industrial Painting__602-256-0260 Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 91 May / June 91• March / Apr2018 2016



E.D.M. Specialists Precision Machining


& ENG.

Since 1980

1930 St, #13 1930 E. E 3rd3rd St., #13 Tempe, 85281 Tempe, AZ AZ 85281

(480) 921-1665 480-921-1665 (480) 215-7144 Cell:Cell: 480-215-7144

Interstate Mechanical Corporation Interstate Mechanical Corporation Joey Floyd

Joey Floyd

Manufacturing Division Manager Mobile: 602-245-0148

Manufacturing Division Manager Office: 602-257-1319

Mobile: 602-245-0148

Office: 602-257-1319 1841 E. Washington Street

Phoenix, AZ. 85034

1841 E. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ. 85034

ChemResearch__________ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Frontier Techni-Kote_______ 928-636-0130 FutureWeld___________602-437-2426 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Pilkington Metal Finishing___ 801-972-2146 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Bright Nickel Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Bright Tin Foresight Finishing_______480-921-0000 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Copper Foresight Finishing_______480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries_______480-968-1930 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Electroless Nickel Gold Tech Industries_______480-968-1930 Kirin Manufacturing_______520-622-8402 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 Embrittlement Relief E.P.S.I.______________714-256-8950 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Gold E.P.S.I.______________714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing_______480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries_______480-968-1930 Kirin Manufacturing_______520-622-8402 Nickel/ Chrome/Palladium Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I.______________714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing_______480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries_______480-968-1930 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Silver Plating E.P.S.I.______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries_______480-968-1930 Foresight Finishing_______480-921-0000 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Tin: Matte Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Zinc Plate Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 POLISHING Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 PRODUCT DESIGN Design and Modeling Bar-S Machine__________ 928-636-2115 PRODUCTION Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 Contract Manufacturing Service_ 602-253-4744 Louie’s Black Oxide_______ 602-257-0530 PUNCHING Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 Group Manufacturing Serv___ 480-966-3952 Hollow Metal Xpress_______ 866-936-7001 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 McFarland Machine & Eng___ 480-966-1388 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575 WC Machine & Tool_______ 480-507-4620 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 ROBOTICS CAID Industries_________ 520-294-3126

Stamping Design SPINNING: Metal Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 SPLINES Stamping Flat Forming Apache Gear, Inc________ 623-934-7144 SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Stamping: Precision Empire Precision Mach._____ 480-633-4580 SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Progressive Die & SPRINGS Tooling Custom Springs Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 Compression/Extension/ Assembly/Torsion TAPPING Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.___ 412-458-4831 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Flat and Wire Springs Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.___ 412-458-4831 TESTING AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 Atlas Testing Labs________ 909-373-4130 SPRINGWORKS Utah______ 801-298-0113 CAP ______________ 602-464-9629 STAMPING Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 FutureWeld___________ 602-437-2426 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 Pilkington Metal Finishing___801-972-2146 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Precise Metal Products_____ 602-272-2625 Testing: Chemical/Metalurgical/ Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038 Environmental Scriven Precision_________ 480-961-9775 Atlas Testing Labs________ 909-373-4130 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Testing: Turbine Engine Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 THERMAL SPRAY Wrico_____________480-892-7800 Controlled Thermal Tech’y____ 602-272-3714 Precision Metal Forming Empire Precision Mach._____480-633-4580 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 THREADING K-2 Mfg_____________ 602-455-9575 Thread Grinding SPRINGWORKS Utah______ 801-298-0113 Blue Streak Grinding______602-353-8088 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 SAW CUTTING Stamping: Aerospace Industrial Precision Grinding__ 310-352-4700 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 TOOL & DIE Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 SINTERING Stamping: Deep Draw Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283

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Milco EDM & Waterjet______ 714-373-0098 Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 TOOLING EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 Newport Tool___________ 801-295-7411 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 TUBE BENDING Clings Manufacturing______ 480-968-1778 PPE Engineering_________ 480-615-7900 TUBING Assembly Formed Tubing PPE Engineering_________ 480-615-7900 Service & Sales_________ 480-968-9084 Formed Tubing AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 PPE Engineering_________ 480-615-7900 Tube Bending /Fabrication K-zell Metals, Inc.________ 602-232-5882 Service & Sales_________ 480-968-9084 WATERJET CUTTING Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 Creedbilt Inc____________623-939-8119 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Flow International _______ 800-446-3569

Jan’s Inc._____________480-833-7305 Marusiak LLC__________480-318-8883 Marzee_____________ 602-269-5810 McFarland Machine & Eng___480-966-1388 Metzfab_____________ 602-618-2841 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 Southwest Waterjet-Laser____480-306-7748 WC Machine & Tool_______480-507-4620 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Waterjet, 5-Axis Southwest Waterjet-Laser____480-306-7748 Waterjet, Multi head Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Waterjet, High Press. Cutting Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 Harschco LLC__________ 602-617-7514 Marzee_____________ 602-269-5810 WASHERS AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____602-243-4329 WIRE FORMS Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.___ 412-458-4831 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____602-243-4329 SPRINGWORKS Utah______ 801-298-0113 WELDING Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497 Alpha Machine________ 602-437-03225 APMI _______________480-668-0024 AzMark_____________480-926-8969 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 BID Machine, Inc________480-892-7304 CAID Industries_________ 520-294-3126 Continental Machining_____800-777-2483 Creedbilt Inc___________ 623-939-8119 Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 Empire Precision Mach._____480-633-4580 Group Mfg. Serv_________480-966-3952 Hollow Metal Xpress_______ 866-936-7001

Jan’s Inc._____________480-833-7305 IMCOR Corp___________ 602-245-0148 K-2 Manufacturing_______602-455-9575 K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______602-267-7575 McFarland Machine & Eng___480-966-1388 PPE Engineering_________480-615-7900 Precision Metalworks______602-455-9575 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 Scriven Precision_________ 480-961-9775 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 Weiser/Mile High Precision___303-280-2778 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Welding: Aerospace Backerworks Mfg________505-342-2943 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 K-2 Manufacturing_______602-455-9575 Kirin Manufacturing_______520-622-8402 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______602-267-7575 Welding: Alum. Med & Lg Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 Continental Machining_____800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Empire Precision Mach.____ 480-633-4580 Hollow Metal Xpress_______ 866-936-7001 PPE Engineering_________480-615-7900 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 Weiser/Mile High Precision___303-280-2778 Welding: Enclosures Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497 Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 IMCOR Corp___________ 602-245-0148 Welding: Design Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 IMCOR Corp___________ 602-245-0148 Pierpont Manufacturing_____ 602-233-1335 Welding: Laser Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 Welding: Orbital L&W Fluid____________602-323-2560 Welding: Spot Lynch Brothers Mfg_______602-267-7575 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Welding: Tig Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497

40 N. Sunway Dr. #2 • Gilbert, AZ 85233

Backerworks Mfg_____ 505-342-2943 Continental Machining__ 800-777-2483 Cutting Edge Mfg_______480-609-7233 FutureWeld__________ 602-437-2426 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 K-2 Mfg____________ 602-455-9575 PPE Engineering_______ 480-615-7900 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 EDM Tech___________ 602-278-6666 LATE BREAKING ADDITION Machine Utiilization Tracking E Solutions____________602-524-0192

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Index of Advertisers 3D Machine....................................82 Current EDM.....................................................74 Kirin Manufacturing................................85 5th AxisFixtures.......................21,80 D & R Mchy....................................73,75,78,79 KLK Inc............................................................88 Abrams Airborne Mfg................................85 Davis Salvage.. ....................................30,92 Kloeckner Metals......................................77 Absolute Machining & Turning...........89 Desert EDM Sales.. ...........................65,76 Klontech Metrology................................73 ACC Machinery................................................73 Desert Machine Sales.. .........................73 KTR Machine...............................................74 Accutech...............................................................88 Desert Precision MFG.. .........................84 Kurt Manufacturing Co........................78 Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.....................93 DG Deburring.. .........................................84 L&W Machine Co.......................................87 Adams Mach......................................49,73,96 District 7 Powder Coat.. .......................85 Laser One Engraving..............................91 Advanced Precision......................................80 DM Machine Repair.. .............................80 Layke Inc........................................................83 Aero Spring & Mfg.........................................84 Droeg Financial Services.. ...................81 Layke Tactical...............................................81 Aero Tech..............................................................89 Dynamic Machine & Fab.......................42,86 LeGrand...................................................33,81 Air Gear..................................................................86 Dynamic Mfg & Eng......................1,46-47,90 Leach Laser...................................................87 Alerus......................................................................80 E Solutions...................................................................93 Level III NDT.................................................80 AllFab Engineering........................................85 East Valley Precision..............................90 Lone Arrow.................................................. 76 Allset Precision.................................................89 Ebbco Inc....................................................74 Louie’s Black Oxide............................79,84 Alpha Machine................................................91 Echols Saw & Supply............................73 Louie’s Gun Finishing............................. 86 American Aerospace (AATC).................83 Edge Technologies................................76 LRW Cutting Tools...................................79 American Spirit Investments(ASI)......88 EDM Network....................................32,77 Lynch Brothers.......................................... 86 American Tools & Metals..................74-76 EDM Perform Access............................78 Magnum Prec........................11,73-75,95 Americhem Engineering.........................84 EDM Tech....................................................84 Makino............................................................73 Apache Gear......................................................85 Electric Motor Services........................81 Marshall Tool & Supply.........................79 Apache Steel......................................................77 Ellison Machinery.................5,62,73,75 MarZee.....................................................42,85 APMI........................................................................82 EMAG......................................................55,74 Mario Pinto..................................................80 Arcas Machine Inc..........................................88 EMC Insurance..........................................27 Marusiak LLC................................................91 Arizona Finishing............................................86 Empire Precision Mach.......................89 Master Chemical Corporation.......... 76 Arizona Hard Chrome................................86 EPSI..................................................................91 Matrix Machine...................................82,83 Arizona Machine Calibration.................78 Evans Precision Mach’g...................... 85 McFarland Machine................................88 Arizona Wire Spec..........................................82 Exactitude.................................................. 92 Mesa Machinery.................................67,75 Arizona Wire & Tool.......................................93 EZ-Access.....................................................81 Metalcraft Inc...............................................87 ARTL.........................................................................82 Faustson...................................................... 82 Metal Supermarkets.........................77,79 Atlas Testing Labs....................................70,93 Field Calibrations....................................79 Metals Eng & Testing Labs...................83 Auer Precision...................................................85 Fine Line Fabricating Inc.................... 85 Methods West.........................................3,75 AutoDesk.............................................................84 Fine Line Laser Cutting........................91 Metzfab..........................................................84 Avtek........................................................................88 Flex-Pro..................................................61,89 Micropulse West........................................82 Axian Technology..........................................82 Flow Corp.............................................73,74 Midaco Corp................................................83 Ayers Gear & Machining....................63,71 FMD Fabrication.....................................84 Milco................................................................84 AZ CNC.......................................................9,59,73, FourPac........................................................74 MLC CAD Systems...................................80 AZ CNC...................................................76,78-79 Foresight Finishing................................ 92 Modern Industries....................................41 AZ Datum............................................................89 Frontier Techni-Kote.......................16,91 MoldWORX..................................................91 AZ Laser Engraving.......................................87 Ganesh Machinery................................74 Moore Tool & Equip..........................35,75 AZMARK (Imaginetics)...............................91 Gateway Community College 52,83 Moore Tool & Die.......................................93 AZ Metals.............................................................76 Geiger Electric Inc..................................74 Morsch Machine.......................................82 AZ Tool Steel......................................................78 GHT Services LLC.................................... 82 NAI Horizon..................................................63 B&B Tool................................................................79 Gibbs Precision Machine...................90 National Grinding & Mfg......................85 B & T Tool & Engr.............................................77 Gilbert Metal Stamping...................... 82 Nelson Engineering..........................66,84 Backerworks Mfg...........................................89 Gladhill Assoc.....................................64,87 Newport Tool..............................................93,86 Global EDM Supply...............................76 NFP Property & Casualty.....................80 Barry Metals...............................................40,78 Glover Precision, Inc..............................87 North-South ....................................7,25,76 Bar-S Machine Inc..........................................82 GMA Garnet........................................48,75 O’Keefe Ceramics...............................67,88 Barton International ...................................76 GMN USA..............................................52,76 OGP..................................................................74 BEL Machining.................................................84 Gold Tech Industries..............................87 Omax................................................................75 BHC Inc..................................................................47 GoSynergy..................................................37 ONA EDM USA..........................................74 BID Machine, Inc.............................................84 Graphel........................................................86 Osborn Products................................83,85 Blue Streak Grinding............................69,85 Grindworks................................................ 83 Pacific Swiss & Mfg............................68,90 BMO Harris Bank............................................81 Group Manufacturing.........................84 Paragon Machining & Design..........89 BMSC...............................................................71,83 Hangsterfers..............................................77 Paramount Honing Machine.............87 Bralco Metals.......................................26,76,77 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding........84 Paramount Leadership Group.........80 Broadway Metal Recycling..............14,81 HK Machining..........................................88 PAS Technologies......................................85 Bud’s Equipment Sales..............................76 Hollow Metal Xpress............................84 Perfection Industrial Finishing.........90 Byington Steel Treating.............................86 Horizon Carbide..................................... 82 Perma-Finish Inc........................................91 CAID.........................................................................83 HPMP......................................................60,93 Phoenix Grinding......................................83 Campro Mfg......................................................89 Hunter Machine Moving...................80 Phoenix Heat Treat.................................. 86 Cassavant Machining.................................90 IMCO Products........................................89 Phoenix Metal Trading...........................81 Cassavant CAP..........................................22,93 IMCOR........................................................... 93 Pierpont Manufacturing......................89 Castrol.................................................................2,78 In-Position............................................28,88 Pilkington Metal Finishing...................92 Challenger Aerospace................................87 Ind. Metal Supply......................34,64,78 Pinnacle Manufacturing......................88 Chemetall............................................................78 Ind.Tool Die.................................................87 Pioneer Distributing Co.........................83 ChemResearch................................................87 Industrial Precision Grinding...........86 Powerhaus Precision..............................90 Cimatron (3D Systems).......................38,81 Infinisys..................................................83,87 Powill Mfg..................................................... 86 CIS..............................................................................82 IPE Aerospace....................................44,90 PPE Engineering........................................93 Cleveland Electric Labs..............................89 IPG..................................................................86 Precise Metal Products.........................84 Clings Aerospace...................................23,89 IRH.................................................................. 82 Precision Die & Stamping.............36,82 CNC Pros.................................................15,73,75 ITDE.................................................................87 Precision Industrial Painting...............83 Coast Aluminum.............................................77 J&J Hand Finishing................................84 Precision Repairs......................................60 Coast Industrial Sales..................................81 Jacquet West.............................................78 P. ro Precision ...............................................85 Coastal Metals...............................................8,78 Jan’s Inc.........................................................88 Productivity, MMT.. .............................29,73 Coating Tech............................................ 72,83 J B’s Prec Ind...............................................87 Qualichem, Inc.............................................77 Collins Metal Finishing................................83 JC Machine & Motorsports..............................89 Quality Improvement Consulting....81 Competitive Engineering............................85 JD Machine.................................................82 Quality Mold...............................................85 Consolidated Resources....................24,80 Jemelco Inc.................................................80 Quick Turn Financial...........................81 Continental Machining..............................88 K D Capital.................................................. 73 R&D Gage.. ....................................................26 Contract Manufacturing Service........82 K-2 Manufacturing.................................91 Resell CNC West........................................76 Controlled Thermal.......................................86 K-Zell Metals, Inc.....................................93 Rev AZ.. ......................................................55,81 Crating Technology..............................48,80 Kennametal...............................................79 Revolution Machine Tools..................7. 4 Creedbilt Inc................................................31,89 Kerley Corporation................................74 RMG Machining.. ............................ ...54,85 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 94 • May / June 2018 2

RMSS.. ........................... .................................90 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades.............74 Roentgen USA..........................................74 Rotarex.. .........................................................81 Royal Products.. ..................................69,76 Ryerson.. ........................................................79 S&S Machinery Sales..............................75 Sandvik Coromant.................................81 Sav-On Plating.........................................90 63 Savage Machine ....................................74 SBG Capital................................................79 SC Fuels.............................................................2,78 Schenk Intertech....................................74 Scriven Precision Fab........................... 82 Select Machining...................................88 Semiray (MISTRAS)..........................51,83 Sentry Insurance......................................81 Service & Sales................................... ......92 Setco Spindles & Slides ......................78 Sharp Precision Tools............................81 Sierra Alloys TSI........................................79 Single Source Technologies.......73,77 Southwest Powder................................86 Southwest Spindle Service...............81 Southwest Swiss Precision...............88 SW Waterjet & Laser...........................18,91 SP Engineering............................................89 Specialty Turn Products (STP)............90 SPRINGWORKS Utah........................... .93 Star Metal Fluids.......................13,76-80 Steel Services Grind’g....................66,83 Stevens Engineering.............................77 Stewart Precision Manufacturing........84 STRYDE Solutions...............................................81 Sun Grinding......................................12,85 Sun Tech...................................................... 92 Superior Grinding..................................86 Surplus Metals......................................... 43 Sustaining Edge Solutions..........10,79 Systems Integrators.....................................83 T-CNC............................................................88 TMG................................................................74 TMM Precision...................................82,85 T-N Machining.........................................88 T.S.M. Mach. .............................................. 73 Tech Five Machining.......................88,90 TechMark.....................................................85 Temperature Processing.....................87 The Metal Man...................................82,85 The Tool Crib Inc......................................79 The Werks C&C.........................................78 Thermal-Vac..............................................89 Thompson Machine.............................84 THT Machining.........................................91 TMG................................................................74 Toolcraft.................................................56,57 Toolnet International...........................76 Total Quality Sys.......................................77 Tube Service...............................................77 TVT Die Casting.................................58,85 TW Metals...................................................78 Ultimate Machinery.......................39,80 Ultimate Presentation Systems.....80 United Performance......................20,78 US Carbide Tool....................................... 93 U S Shop Tools...................................17,76 Unique Tool & Machine......................86 Uni-Tek..........................................................87 Val-Tech Mfg..............................................84 VonRuden............................................78,80 Washington Cal. ..............................86 Western Banks...................................45,79 WC Machine & Tool...............................84 Weiser/Mile High Precision...............85 Western Cast Parts................................. 82 Western Sintering Co........................... 93 Western States Metal.....................68,80 White’s Niche Products.................19,75 Whitley Machine ........................53,85 Wire-Tech....................................................84 Wisotta Tool & Die.................................. 93 Wrico.......................................................50,84 Zachman Machinery.............................75 Zeiss Metrology.......................................74



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