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Vol. 3, No. 1 Feb/March 2013

Regional Manufacturing Magazine For The Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, and N. CA)

Almar Tools, Cutting a New Direction For Specialty Tools Tailored to Their Customers’ Needs & Requirements!

ALMAR TOOLS, INC

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Editors Corner “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” Bill Gates Technological advancement of systems and ways of doing business that work are the way to grow your business.When you hear someone say, “That’s the way we’ve always done it and it works; we’re still here today and growing.” Applaud them. This is not always the case. Technology changes at such a rapid pace, every 3-6 months a faster chip is made, upgrades to software are made, and everything transforms at lightening speed. Something to remember when you plan to automate your operation, maybe put in a few robots, a bar feeder or material pallet line; if you have a good methodology now you may not have to reinvent that wheel, you may have a good foundation to automate from. Quick story; A Dad started a sheet metal company years ago; he would sell by day and in the afternoon and into the night he would shear, punch, bend, spot weld the parts to perfection, all by hand. His wife would answer phones, do the books, raise the kids and the business grew. The quality of work was good, the attention to detail was good, and the Dad was a good man. That helped, as people liked him. The foundation for a good business was laid and worked very hard. The son worked the business after school, deburred parts, swept the floors, and learned a great work ethic from a good, hard working Dad. Years in school, years in the shop, and later years at a fortune 1000 company, The Son learned advanced concepts of doing business and efficiencies in manufacturing through increased automation; Software, CNC programming, and robotics a few years later. The son comes back to the family business and Dad is amazed at what the son has learned. Dad wants to retire and asks the son to take over and improve on the infrastructure. The son offers training to the employees; a higher education utilizing laser technology, CNC programming, and automation through robotics that enable the business to continue to run certain jobs after the lights go out and the employees go home to supper. Average tenure at this facility is 25 years and the increase in business has been a hundred fold. All employees are trained and are proud to be working at a state of the art world class facility.

This Month’s Cover - Shop Profile, & Articles:

Almar Tools, Inc. Delcam and D & D Engineering Flow Waterjet & Samuel, Son & Co. Announcements/Releases ...................... 6-7 Shop Profile ......................................1,22-23 Feature Articles ............................... 28-29,39 Buyers Guide Equipment .....................52-56 Buyers Guide Processes .......................57-61 Card Gallery .........................................52-61 Index Of Advertisers.................................62 Editorial ................................... Throughout

Published by: A2Z Metalworker NW PUBLISHERS/EDITORS Kim Carpenter & Linda Daly Kim@AZMetalworker.com Mail Address: PO Box 93295 Phoenix, AZ 85070 Telephone: (480) 773-3239 Website: www.A2ZMetalworker.com www.facebook.com/A2ZMetalworker E-mail:Kim@AZMetalworker.com

CONTRIBUTORS

Linda Daly Alex Heredia & Marcelo Heredia Don Binkley Colleen Nunan Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable supplier source for the industry.

This is a short story, but a real story. This company continues to grow through technology and continues to help their employees get the training they need to help not only to grow the company but also to grow each employee’s sense of pride and ownership. Oh forgot to mention, this is an employee owned company now.

Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker NW maintains a master list of over 10,000 decision makers consisting of fortune 1000 companies, small manufacturing companies, engineering firms, DOD & Scientific Lab facilities, machine shops, fab-shops, and secondary source businesses. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 24,000 people. The majority of our readers are based in the Pacific Northwest!

I encourage you all to go to the trade shows and see what is new and what there is out there to help you technologically grow your business’ bottom line.

Advertising Rates have remained the same since 1999, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished on our webite at: www.a2zMetalworker.com.

Linda and I will be at all the trade shows this year and we would love to meet you all. If there is anything we can do to help you grow your business, please call. If we don’t know the answer, we will find someone to help you. Make it a great year!

All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker NW.

Kim Carpenter www.facebook.com/a2zmetalworker

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Announcements & Releases United Performance Metals Welcomes Kathy Esquerra to the West Coast LaMirada, California; United Performance Metals welcomes seasoned professional, Kathy Esquerra to its west coast location. Ms. Esquerra has accepted the position of Regional Account Manager for United Performance Metals. She will be representing UPM in Northern California, Central California, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.

RWE, PLLC now provides mechanical engineering design services

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When Richard Widdle Engineering, PLLC (RWE, PLLC) opened for business in 2010, the focus was on consulting in the area of advanced mechanical engineering modeling, simulation, and analysis. Through this work, Rich Widdle (owner) was often in a position to provide design guidance that has helped clients to improve their products and processes. To better serve clients, RWE now offers mechanical engineering design services. RWE is a one-person mechanical engineering consulting company that solves challenging engineering analysis problems and designs custom industrial equipment. Rich is a Professional Engineer, licensed in the States of Washington and California. He says that, “Being a lone consultant gives me the opportunity to provide high-quality professional services that are flexible and responsive. My services are tailored to meet each client’s needs.” The services of RWE range from concept and requirements development to detailed design and documentation. Rich will also work with clients and partners to manage the fabrication, installation, and testing of final designs. An expertise in traditional mechanical engineering serves a wide array of industries, such as manufacturing, transportation, aerospace, shipbuilding, mining, energy, food processing, and medical devices.

Bringing 18 years of experience in the metals industry encompassing quality assurance, both inside and outside sales and customer service in flat roll, bar, sheet, plate, tube, and pipe in stainless, nickel, aluminum, carbon and titanium, the addition of Ms. Esquerra will continue to strengthen United Performance Metals’ presence on the West Coast.

www.richardwiddle.com.

Located in La Mirada, California, UPM’s west coast service center has a strong inventory of specialty stainless and high temperature alloy sheet and coil on the floor that can be further processed to a customer’s specific requirements.

DCM Industrial Surface Grinders will have a booth at the NW Machine Tool Expo in Portland March 27th & 28th, Booth # 729

For more information, please visit the company’s website at

United Performance Metals is a leading supplier of specialty stainless steel and high temperature alloys. In business since 1982, United Performance Metals has experience serving the needs of customers in diverse markets including aerospace, aircraft, automotive, medical, food service, house-wares, petro-chemical and many others. United Performance Metals is one of more than a dozen companies that comprise O’Neal Industries (onealind.com), the U.S.A.’s largest family-owned group of metals service centers. With sales of approximately $2.5 billion in 2012, O’Neal Industries is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 90 specialized facilities throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. For more information on United Performance Metals visit us at www. upmet.com, call us at 1.888.282.3292 or email sales@upmet.com. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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DCM Tech is an American manufacturer of “‘blanchard style” Rotary Surface Grinders and Magnetic Particle Inspection (NDT) equipment. The DCM grinder line includes machines that are specially tooled for


specific applications such as Punch and Die resurfacing, Meat Plate maintenance and Aircraft Brake Rotor grinding. DCM has taken the rotary grinding benefit of rapid stock removal and combined it with programmable precision to make grinders that are processing Carbide, Sapphire, Quartz, Ceramics, and Metal Alloys in production, remanufacturing, and research environments. DCM NDT equipment uses innovative electronics to assure consistent, verifiable and reliable testing processes for aerospace and other critical applications. DCM Tech, headquartered in Winona, Minnesota, conducts business domestically and internationally and is continually engaged where grinding & inspection needs reside. DCM Tech has a diverse, skilled workforce that takes pride in responding to the needs of our customers and is constantly developing new products and processes to meet those needs.We trace our earliest roots back to 1974 when the first DCM Tech Flywheel Grinder was introduced into the Automotive Rebuilding industry. Our continued focus has been on developing grinding technologies that have propelled our growth into the industrial machine tool sector where our line of Vertical Spindle Rotary Table Surface Grinders & NDT equipment continue to evolve. For more info on DCM-Tech and their superior line of grinding tools contact us at: interest@dcm-tech.com or toll free 800 533 5339 or via the Western USA DCM Technical Specialist Skip Green SkipGreen@dcm-tech.com, 507 254 9567 (cell)

Delcam improves PowerSHAPE solid modelling and point cloud tools Delcam has launched the 2013 R2 versions of its PowerSHAPE CAD software family with new tools and enhancements for solid modelling and for manipulating point clouds. The two sets of developments will speed the production of designs ready for manufacturing, whether starting from imported CAD data or from scanned data.

ity to rewind the solid history tree of a model to any position using a graphical slider. Edits can then be made, either by applying the Solid Doctor to repair problematic data or by using the full range of direct modelling tools in PowerSHAPE, without losing the history of the model. Once the required edits have been completed, the rewind point can be moved or deleted; the complete solid history is then re-built automatically. Other solid modelling enhancements include a new dialog for the solid-split command, a more flexible replace-face option that now allows faces of one solid to be replaced with faces from a separate solid, and new hole types allowing faster creation of holes for standard metric and imperial cap-head screws and bolts. In addition, the Solid Doctor has been made more flexible with the ability to relax or tighten the linking tolerances on specific edges. This is important for subsequent modelling as tolerance issues can affect the reliability of Boolean operations. Additional improvements to PowerSHAPE Pro will make re-engineering from scanned data quicker and easier. A set of new modelling tools will allow users to extract selected points from within a cloud of point data to make a new one, or to combine separate clouds into a single set of data. In addition, separate clouds, or areas within a cloud, can be given different colours for easier identification. For further information on Delcam’s PowerSHAPE software, please call: 877-335-2261, www.Delcam.com

TCI Precision Metals Adds Large Part Machining Centers New Horizontal Boring Mill and Vertical Turning Center Support Increased Demand

PowerSHAPE combines solid, surface, wireframe and direct modelling to provide the most comprehensive range of modelling techniques available in a single CAD program. In particular, the combination of quick and easy direct modelling options, together with powerful and flexible surface modelling, makes PowerSHAPE the perfect choice for design for manufacture, especially when converting product designs into tooling designs. PowerSHAPE Pro combines these extensive CAD tools with pointcloud and triangle modelling, including tools for the live import, repair and editing of point-cloud data from laser scanners. Having all the different technologies in the same package reduces the need to transfer data between multiple programs and so streamlines the whole product development process. The broad set of functionality makes PowerSHAPE Pro ideal for the re-engineering of existing products into improved designs or for creating personalised items, such as medical devices for individual patients or sports equipment for a particular athlete. The main enhancement in the new PowerSHAPE release is the abil-

TCI Precision Metals announced the installation of its second large format Horizontal Boring Mill and a Vertical Turning Center (VTL). Both pieces of equipment are in response to increased customer demand for medium to large machined parts. The Horizontal Machining Center is the heavy duty, high precision Hyundai-Kia KBN135, which features a table size of 79” x 71”, with travels of 118” in X, 79” in Y, 63” in Z, and 28” in W and has a load rating of 22,000 pounds; the machine can efficiently handle some of the biggest and heaviest parts requiring precision machining.

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Announcements Continued

inexpensive solution MIDACO offers is an Automatic Door System for your mill, lathe, robotic application or other machinery with single or double doors. Not only does it save time in production, but this self-contained system also improves ergonomics by eliminating manual door opening tasks. The Auto Door System uses an air cylinder to operate the door by using either a Manual Push Button or the Automatic “Smart System” interfaced with machine’s control. In both cases the system is furnished with a door mounted safety stop that will quickly exhaust air if any obstruction is encountered during door closure, and the “Open Door” commands are ignored if spindle or chuck is running*. The Auto Door System is one step in automating your machinery to get more parts out the door.

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The KBN135 is joined in the same Large Part Manufacturing Cell with a new Honor Seiki VTL, with a 2 meter (79”) turning diameter and a 49” turning height. The maximum work piece weight is 17,600#. “We respond to our customers’ needs by adding comprehensive machining solutions to meet demand. However, we are very thoughtful in our approach to insure efficiency, quality and expertise. In the case of this most recent investment, we created a special Large Part Manufacturing Cell capable of producing high quality, complex parts, efficiently. Like our motto says, “Good Parts. On Time. Period.” said John Belzer, President of TCI Precision Metals. Founded in 1956, TCI Precision Metals is a family-owned precision manufacturer producing precision machine-ready blanks from aluminum, stainless steel and other alloys, and providing contract manufacturing services. Sawing, Grinding, Milling and Finishing operations with the added benefit of being a plate and sheet distributor make TCI Precision Metals a one stop source for quality aluminum, stainless and other alloy blanks. Over 30 CNC machines, including 5-axis capabilities, allows TCI to machine a wide range of parts. TCI is a warehouse plate and sheet distributor for Alcoa, Kaiser and Hulamin Aluminum, including 6061, 2024 or 7075 aluminum plate and sheet, stainless steel plate and several other alloys, TCI stocks over 500,000 lbs. of material for quick turn-around on customer requirements. TCI serves the needs of the medical, oil & gas, aerospace, industrial equipment, defense, food packaging, semiconductor and many other industries. For more information, visit: http://tciprecision.com

Editorial Contact: Robert Mooers – 949-631-6840 – robert@wholeproduct.com

Midaco’s “Auto Door System” adapts to most mill and lathes to improve productivity and ergonomics. Midaco corporation is focused on creating products that increase productivity and decrease downtime in your shop. One simple and A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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* Parent machine must be able to supply or receive signal. Midaco also offers Automatic and Manual Pallet Changers that quickly swap pallets in and out of your Machining Center to Keep Your Spindle Running! All of MIDACO’s products are made in the USA and provide years of reliable service. See what MIDACO has to offer at these upcoming events! Northwest Machine Tool Expo - March 27-28, 2013 Hemeway Sales - Booth #627 Oregon Convention Center, Portland OR www.machinetoolsexpos.com HAAS-TEC - April 9-12, 2013 Haas Automation, Inc. 2800 Sturgis Rd. Oxnard, CA 93030 www.haascnc.com

Northwest Machine Tool Expo is Back in the Northwest for its 17th Year!

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Northwest Machine Tool Expo is a FREE event, and the ONLY regional event of its kind for the Pacific Northwest machining and manufacturing industries. Northwest MachineTool Expo provides attendees with valuable education as well as access to cutting-edge products and technology – all designed to help increase efficiency and lower costs.

Part Density.

Need we say more?

This high-interest event will be held March 27 & 28 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Free educational sessions help attendees work smarter and achieve more with topics like additive manufacturing, advanced coolant systems, lean manufacturing, 3D printing, and more. Attendees will also be able to experience the latest products and technology through live demos on the show floor.

This unique, regional event won’t be back until 2015 Visit www.MachineToolExpos.com for full event

information and to register. Innovation.Technology.Growth. SMH Inc. has just added another quality arrow to their quiver full of manufacturing excellence. Oregon Precision Manufacturing, a precision sheet metal house will now round out the SMH Inc. elite group of manufacturers: • Casting (Die Casting, Investment Casting, and Sand Casting) • Machining • Injection Molding • Liquid Silicone Rubber Molding • And now Precision Sheet Metal http://www.oregonprecisionmfg.com/ In the summer of 2010, with 50 plus years of manufacturing and sales experience, Stephen Hannemann founded SMH Inc., a manufacturing representation firm. As a staunch proponent of re-shoring, Stephen believes more often than not, after all of the receipts are in, domestic manufacturing suppliers are more cost effective than sourcing off shore. With that in mind SMH Inc. has carefully vetted suppliers to support American manufacturing in Idaho and Washington, particularly the Seattle industrial market. SMH Inc. is a one-stop shop for manufacturing excellence!

Call Stephen today for improved Resources: 360.341.2226 – cell 425.501.7342 or visit us on the web, www. smhincllc.com. SMH Inc. -”Your product development and manufacturing resource.”

Part Number: G12146D221M

Learn more at 5axisfixtures.com 1(858)-505-0432

sales@5axisfixtures.com

Serving The Machine Tool And Manufacturing Industry For Over Three Decades

tool and manufacturing industry.

For over 30 years, the U.S. Bank Equipment Finance – Manufacturing Vendor Service team has been dedicated to serving the machine

Manufacturing Vendor Services is committed to providing competitive and flexible financing options through a wide range of services and product offerings for equipment acquisition such as: •Easy one-page application with most credit decisions made within 24 hours •Financing for new and used equipment •Rental programs •Term loans •Operating leases •Support for vendor and manufacturer financing programs As industry specialists, Manufacturing Vendor Services lends expertise to assist with equipment financing decisions through sound advice, innovative solutions and competitive financing alternatives. From small contract manufacturers to Fortune 500 companies, Manufacturing Vendor Services’ commitment to client advocacy is the same. For more information call 800-253-3468

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The FiberMark Metal and Plastic Marking Laser is Right for Your Application

Do you need... To etch 2D, linear, and data matrix barcodes. Engrave logos and graphics on your parts and tools. To mark, polish, anneal and etch with one machine. To be able to set up custom jobs quickly and easily.

MICRO 100 uses the very latest CNC grinding technology and manufactures for the international markets a complete product line of cutting tools

A machine that runs on the software you already use. A machine capable of metal marking large parts and tools. To engrave multiple tools at once with a jig. To etch cylindrical parts and tools. A system that can be set up and running in minutes.

..the FiberMark does all this and more!

To request information online and receive free samples, visit www.epiloglaser.com/azmetal.htm 888-437-4564 - sales@epiloglaser.com

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What Makes MICRO 100 A Special Carbide Cutting Tool Brand For Global Economy? Today’s consumers have many choices among numerous carbide brands and can fill their tooling needs from an almost unlimited base of suppliers. By choosing MICRO 100, you are selecting not just a premier and highest quality U.S. tool manufacturer - you are choosing a unique carbide cutting tool brand that has proudly earned an excellent name in over 70 countries worldwide! MICRO 100 utilizes a proprietary process that increases the tough10 •

MICRO 100 tools are virtually unbreakable and are guaranteed to solve all interrupted cutting problems, including machine welds and flame cuts. MICRO 100 super carbide tools are suitable for machining all work piece materials with only one grade of carbide. MICRO 100 is recognized to achieve exceptional results in tough and difficult to machine materials.

To engrave fonts as intricate as 2 pt.

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ness of a highest quality micro grain carbide material without diminishing carbide hardness. This tremendous advantage, combined with MICRO 100’s commitment to only use the best tool making technology, and over 30 years of manufacturing experience enables the production of superior quality tools with world class performance.

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This complete product line provides customers with the right tool in the right size. Highly innovative and most advanced tool geometries are available from 0.2 mm to 25.0mm cutting diameter. In addition to a complete line of industry standard tools, MICRO 100 also engineers “special tools” according to customers’ specifications. Standard tools are stock available in the “metric” and “inch” standard for immediate delivery!

MICRO 100 is especially committed to provide metal cutting solutions in the following fields of modern metalworking: Mold and Die Making High Speed Cutting (HSC) High Precision Cutting (HPC) High performance milling of Aluminum, Plastics and Non Ferrous Materials Hard Milling As for the suppliers, MICRO 100 tools are sold worldwide via a select network of authorized and highly qualified distributors.

Contact Micro 100: 800-421-8065, www.micro100.com


Haas Automation to Host HaasTec Open House at SoCal Facility in April

Fahey Machinery’s main office is located in Lake Oswego, Oregon and they have a professional sales team, and employ full time service, parts, and tooling departments. Fahey is dedicated to keeping your equipment operating smoothly and with precision.

As part of the company’s 30th Anniversary celebration, Haas Automation, Inc. – America’s leading machine tool builder – will host an open house at its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Oxnard, CA.

Visit Fahey Machinery at the Northwest Machine Tool Expo in Portland, Oregon in booths 741-840 on March 27th & 28th!

HaasTec 2013, scheduled for April 9 through 12, from 8 am to 5 pm daily, will include machine demos, factory tours, a catered lunch, and more.

Contact Fahey Machinery today at: 503-620-9031, www.FaheyInc.com

Visitors to HaasTec 2013 will see the latest Haas CNC technology up close and in great detail, with 19 machines on display, including the new UMC-750 universal machining center designed for 5-sided (3+2) and full 5-axis machining.There will be guided factory tours – both above and on the production floor – to see how Haas machines are built; and representatives from major tooling, workholding, and CAD/CAM manufacturers will be on hand to share their insight and show their products. Registration for HaasTec 2013 is free. Simply visit www.HaasCNC.com and click on the HaasTec 2013 banner. Guests who register by April 1 will receive a limited-edition Haas cap at the open house. For more information about Haas Automation and Haas products, call 800-331-6746, or visit www.HaasCNC.com.

Fahey Machinery Continues To Service Their Customers With The Latest In Fabrication Machine Tools Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. (Fahey Machinery) founded over 50 years ago as a machine tool distributor, specializes in sheet metal and steel fabricating equipment. Fahey Machinery has become a leading distributor and represents some of the finest machine tool manufacturers in the industry and has a territory that spans the following states: Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, and Northern California. Fahey Mac hinery is proud to feature 2 great lines of machine tools to support their customers; Accurpress, press brakes manufactured in North America and Mazak laser cutting machines. Mazak was the first manufacturer to introduce laser-cutting machines into a Flexible Manufacturing System.

Hexatron Engineering Company Celebrates 31Years In Business Hexatron Engineering Company is celebrating its 31st year in business. This engineering, design, and manufacturing company was founded by Cy Williams, a degreed mechanical engineer. He has built his company and reputation on its expert design capabilities. The U.S. Air Force has contracted with Hexatron Engineering many times to reverse engineer parts and manufacture spares at a much more economical cost then previously possible. For the last quarter of a century, Hexatron Engineering has been a licensee of Boeing Aircraft Company and has been manufacturing the aircrew seats used on the DC 9 and DC 10 Cabin Attendant and Crew Seats. Designing and building prototype machinery such as labor-saving automation and unique handling equipment is another aspect of Hexatron’s capabilities. Cy says that if you use aluminum molds you should explore the possibility of HEXALITE, a proprietary treatment that could save you in both material and labor costs. This treatment makes it so nothing sticks to the surface of the aluminum part(s). The company diversified by expanding into the field of SportAviation engines and they are currently producing the HEXADYNE AVIATION P60. This is an air-cooled sport plane engine that is incredibly efficient, lightweight and powerful. For more information on this superior engineering, design and manufacturing company, contact them at 801-363-8010 or visit their website at www.hexatronengineering.com. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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15235 NE 92nd • Redmond, WA 98052 Telephone: 425.882.1970 •TOLL FREE:1-877-784-1966 EMAIL: info@pacifictool.com

www.pacifictool.com

High-quality precision tooling, components, and fixtures for aerospace and commercial industrial applications since 1966 PTI is a full-service manufacturing facility. Our commitment to quality and on-time delivery is reflected in our investment in advanced manufacturing and inspection equipment and the capabilities required to deliver the precision products demanded by the commercial aviation industry.

As your full-service resource, PTI has: • The Technical Background to help you develop new products • Experience to assist in design for manufacturing • Size to support your production needs Fast Responsive Customer Support • ISO/AS9100 Certification to provide traceability and reduce your WIP inventory PTI supports integrators of large aircraft subsystems. We manufacture complete subcomponents allowing integrators to focus on their core competencies of larger assemblies. We are your tool for solving problems!

Bob Herling Has Renewed His Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer (CMTSE) Designation. He Has Maintained This Professional Designation For 16 Years Bob is now one of over 410 individuals nationwide who has earned and maintains the Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer (CMTSE) designation from The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). CMTSEs represent over 200 distributor and builder organizations throughout the United States and Canada. This national certification program acknowledges individuals with a proven level of competence in machine tool sales through experience, education and testing. The CMTSE designation represents the culmination of months of study, years of practical experience and successful completion of a comprehensive, standardized examination. The CMTSE credential is an industry acknowledgment of individuals that understand the technical and administrative sales processes necessary to solve customers’ individual manufacturing challenges. CMTSEs continue to expand their expertise by achieving periodic recertification by engaging in a variety of professional development A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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activities designed to keep them current in machine tool sales and technology. Bob has been the principal of DW Machinery Sales since 1999 and has a great deal of experience in the sheet and plate fabrication industries. His experience is broad based, it includes, thermal cutting processes, plasma and laser, high precision and conventional press brakes, servo stamping technology, turret punches, forming, and finishing/deburring machines. The CMTSE program, developed in 1991 by AMTDA, is supported by AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology, the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), the Machinery Dealers’ National Association (MDNA) and the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (CMTDA). CMTSE Recertification occurs every three years. For complete details visit: www.CMSTE.org , click on “Recertification”.

For more information on DW Machinery Sales Call: 425-827-6931, www.DWmachinery sales.com


Long Products – a sampling of what we offer Carbon Steel Bar

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• 304 SQUARE TUBE – 1/2"SQ X .065W THRU 12"SQ X .500W • 304 RECTANGLE TUBE – 1/2" X 1" X .065W THRU 12"SQ X 8" X .500W • 304 ROUND TUBE – 1/2"OD X .065W THRU 6.0"D X .375W • AVAILABLE IN MILL FINISH AND 180 GRIT POLISHED

CF1018 ROUNDS – 3/16" THRU 6" CF1018 SQUARES – 1/4" THRU 6" CF1018 FLATS – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 3-1/2" X 6" CF1045 ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 6" CF1144 STRESSPROOF ROUNDS – 1/2" THRU 4-1/2" CF12L14 ROUNDS – 1/2" THRU 6"

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CF4140ANN ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 4-1/2" CF8620ANN ROUNDS – 1-1/8" THRU 4-3/4" CF4140HT ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 3-1/2" HR4140ANN ROUNDS – 1-1/2" THRU 24"

Aluminum Bar

Carbon Steel Tube • ERW STEEL TUBE – 1/2"OD X .049W THRU 6"0D X .188W • ORN STEEL TUBE – 1/2"SQ X .065W THRU 4"SQ X .120W • STRUCT STEEL TUBE – 1-1/2"SQ THRU 6"SQ X .250W (INCLUDING RECTANGLES)

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303, 304L, 316L, 17-4 ROUNDS – 1/8" THRU 12" 304L, 316L PLATE CUT FLATS – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 1/2" X 8" 303, 304L, 316L ROLLED BAR – 1/4" X 3/4" THRU 1-1/2" X 2" 304L, 316L ANGLES – 3/4" X 3/4" X 1/8" THRU 4" X 4" X 1/2" 304L, 316L CHANNELS – 2" X 1" X 1/8" THRU 6" X 4" X 3/8"

• 6061 EXTR & CF ROUNDS – 3/16" THRU 12" • 6061 EXTR SQUARES – 1/4" THRU 6" • 6061 EXTR RECTANGLES – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 4" X 8" • 6061, 6063 EXTR ANGLES, CHANNELS, BEAMS • 2024 CF ROUNDS – 3/8" THRU 4"

Tube & Pipe • 6061, 6063 EXTR SQUARE TUBE – 3/4"SQ X .065W THRU 8"SQ X .500W • 6061, 6063 EXTR RECTANGLE TUBE – 3/4" X 1-1/2" THRU 2" X 8" X .250W • 6061 EXTR ROUND TUBE – 1/2" X .125W THRU 8"OD X .250W • 6061 EXTR PIPE – 1/2" SCH40 THRU 8" SCH80

Fabrication

Carbon & Alloy Plate We routinely stock: • Carbon from general purpose to structural, PVQ and improved machining grades. • Alloy in construction, case hardening, PVQ, aircraft quality and abrasion resisting grades. Plate processing: Oxy-fuel Cutting Plasma Cutting Shearing

Ryerson simplifies customer manufacturing and procurement. From one-of-a-kind components to parts in production quantities, our one-stop shopping reduces overall costs and streamlines operations. Lower Production Costs Trim outsourcing handling costs and inspection points. Eliminate scrap handling costs and inspection points. Minimize capital expenditures. Our ready-to-assemble parts reduce customer work-in-process inventory.

Aluminum Plate We routinely stock: • Heat treatable, cast tooling and cast mold plate • Standard thicknesses to 16” • Widths to 60.5” • Standard lengths of 96”, 120”, 144”, 240” and 288” • Diamond Tread plate

Consolidate Supplier Base Save transportation and administrative costs. We’re responsible for all work

Plate processing: Sawing Band Saw Cutting Shearing Cutting to Length

Plate processing: Plasma Cutting Sawing Shearing Cutting to Length Precision Leveling

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Measure Of U.S. Manufacturing Jumps By Daniel Wagner U.S. manufacturing activity grew at a faster pace in January behind an increase in new orders and more hiring at factories. The Institute for Supply Management said that its index of manufacturing activity jumped to 53.1 in January from 50.2 in December, the trade group said. It was the highest reading since April, when the index hit 54.1. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion.

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The second straight monthly increase in the index showed manufacturing is starting to grow again after struggling through most of 2012. Increased uncertainty about tax increases and government spending cuts led many companies to cut orders for machinery and equipment earlier this year. And a weaker global economy dampened demand for U.S. exports. The January growth in manufacturing was also encouraging because it showed that factories saw greater demand even as consumers started to pay higher Social Security taxes. That left them with less take-home pay, which could hurt consumer spending. And the survey came hours after the Labor Department reported that the job market held steady at the end of last year even as economic growth stalled. The Labor Department said employers added 157,000 jobs in January and job growth was stronger than previously thought in December and November. Manufactures added 4,000 jobs last month, the fourth straight monthly increase.

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“There’s a fair bit of optimism here to start the year,” said Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist with BTIG LLC, a trading firm based in New York. He said the data show that the economy “is resilient to the debate in Washington” about possible tax increases and spending cuts. Greenhaus said the solid manufacturing gains, especially in new orders and employment, suggest that “the larger story remains intact, of a moderate, ongoing recovery.”

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The ISM report showed that 13 of the 18 industries surveyed grew last month. They included manufacturers of plastics and rubber, textiles, furniture, printing, and apparel. Four industries reporting contraction: minerals, computers and electronics, wood and chemicals.


The survey’s new orders index returned to growth, rising to 53.3 in January from 49.7 in December. Companies reported adding to their inventories in January after two months of declines, a sign that factories are preparing to boost production. Slower growth in stockpiles was a key reason the economy shrank at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the October-December quarter, the first contraction in 3 ½ years. Deep cuts in defense spending and fewer exports also contributed to the decline.

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Most analysts predict that the economy will grow again in the January-March quarter, though likely at a lackluster annual rate of around 1 percent. They expect the economy to expand about 2 percent for the full year. Still, a big question is how consumers respond to the increase in Social Security taxes. A person ear ning $50,000 a year will have about $1,000 less to spend in 2013. A household with two high-paid workers will have up to $4,500 less. Taxes rose after a 2 percent cut, in place for two years, expired Jan. 1. Analysts expect the Social Security tax increase to shave about a half-point off economic growth in 2013, since consumers drive about 70 percent of economic activity. The ISM is a trade group of supply management professionals. Its index is based on a monthly survey of manufacturing executives. Daniel J. Meckstroth, Chief Economist for the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), had the following to say in regards to the ISM report: “The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Index was 53.1 in January 2013, up quite sharply from 50.2 in December. An index level of 50 is the dividing line between growth and decline. The January report was very positive, showing orders, production, and employment substantially improved from December 2012. “A strong ISM report, combined with the employment numbers for January from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing a mod-

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The Edge Factor Featured At Smartmap Expo 2013 The Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC) is excited to announce that the Edge Factor (www. edgefactor.com) will be presenting one of their Very Cool Manufacturing Movies during the 11th Annual Smartmap Expo, September 25 and 26, 2013 at the TRAC Center, Pasco, Washington. The Edge Factor produces movies telling stories of the people behind some of today’s greatest manufacturing accomplishments, from rockets to bikes, from prosthetics to motors. “The Edge Factor will bring our 2013 theme, The Magic of Manufacturing, to life with a very action packed and inspirational film”, said Gary A. White, TRIDEC, producer of the Smartmap Expo. “They literally capture the magic of manufacturing, demonstrating how it impacts people’s lives and showcasing manufacturers as today’s heroes”. The Edge Factor will be presenting a new film (currently in production and untitled as of the date of this press release) during the Lockheed Martin Magic of Manufacturing Experience,Wednesday, September 25th at the TRAC Center, from 6 – 8 PM. The public is invited to this very spectacular inaugural event. In an effort to interest high school students in manufacturing as a career, the Edge Factor will also be presenting at GLAM (Girls Learning About Manufacturing) and Careers in Manufacturing, both Smartmap Expo affiliated events. The Edge Factor’s participation will be one of several activities highlighting The Magic of Manufacturing theme in 2013. “We are currently exploring other innovations that will put manufacturing’s magic in a bottle, for all to see and be absolutely amazed by. It is going to be more of an experience than the traditional trade show”, said Gary A. White. “There is nothing more creative, more challenging and more rewarding than manufacturing and we plan on demonstrating that. We are even planning a special area for new inventions. If you want to change the world……..make something”. Also capturing the theme of innovation will be the Lockheed Martin “SnakeWorks” Pavilion, featuring a wide assortment of radically designed and manufactured models, displays and props, all designed to stretch the imagination!

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At theYoungstown institute, named the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), companies like GE Global Research, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics are collaborating with industry organizations like the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and leading universities from around the country. Penn State has committed to NAMII, as have Wright State University and Northern Illinois University. The institute is also working with government institutions, such as the Department of Defense, to encourage research and development in additive manufacturing — perhaps better known as “3D printing.” On its website, NAMII says its goal is “to transition additive manufacturing technology to the mainstream U.S. manufacturing sector and create an adaptive workforce capable of not only meeting industry needs but also increasing domestic manufacturing competitiveness.” Of the announcement last night, Atkinson says, “Our continued recovery from the Great Recession will be powered in large part by our growth in our traded sectors, including manufacturing.To accomplish this goal we need to produce better and more innovative products and services that will enhance American global competitiveness. President Obama’s call for a national network of manufacturing innovation institutes will provide the knowledge, technical capacity and job skills necessary to keep American manufacturing on the cutting edge.” National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons said that his members have welcomed the President’s other comments on STEM education reform, but said, “Equally important is creating an atmosphere where employers can hire workers and invest in their businesses.” He continued: “It is impossible to expect manufacturing to thrive when manufacturers are deprived of the tools they need to compete in the global economy while battling a 20 percent cost disadvantage. While tonight’s speech had a familiar focus on economic growth and recovery, we unfortunately didn’t hear a call for action on comprehensive tax reform that will benefit manufacturers. A manufacturing resurgence won’t come from limiting the global power of manufacturers. Tax reform is essential because it is our uncompetitive system that is hurting manufacturers both at home and in the global marketplace. We need a regulatory policy that lessens the burden on job creators.”

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so Luis capitalized on this opportunity and obtained a work visa. Irma stayed behind in Argentina with the kids, Alex then age five and Marcelo age one. Luis landed a job in Los Angeles with Deutsch Aircraft Company. He was eventually able to save enough money for his family to join him. Irma had a job at Deutsch Aircraft right off the plane, and started working a week later. Luis and Irma were always looking out for their family, sending their sons to the best schools they could afford. Family was everything and that was instilled in Alex and Marcelo. In 1978 Luis and Irma pac ked up the motorhome to visit the CNC EDM Machines Nor thwest on a socalled family vacation. Unknown to the kids, Mom and Dad had a job interview scheduled at Boeing Aircraft in Portland, OR. In the two weeks they were there both parents interviewed at Boeing and were offered jobs immediately; Luis in the machine shop and Irma on the assembly line.The Heredia’s purchased a home in Portland, put their Los Angeles house up for sale, and in August became Oregonians.

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Almar Engineering With a hard work ethic he acquired from his parents, Alex enrolled in machining courses at a local college while in high school. With his great English and outgoing personality, Alex was able to help acquire new customers. In August of 1981, Almar Tools upgraded from the building they started in, to a 1000 sq. ft. facility. Marcelo a sophomore in high school, started working on the machines, grinding after school. He was accepted to The University of Oregon but quickly discovered his passion was in the machine shop. He missed his family and made the decision to leave school and join the family business full time. Marcelo has not worked for anyone since. Work ethic was an understatement in the Heredia family; everyone had at least two jobs. Luis had a great saying and put it up in the shop for all to see; “If You Have Nothing To Do, Please Don’t Do It Here!”

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In 1985 Almar upgraded to a larger facility and in 1990 moved to their current location off of airport way. In 1994 Almar bought their first CNC machine, a Sodick wire EDM.


In 1995 Almar purchased their to get it to us. They are just really great engineers!” – Owner of a first Walters CNC Grinding mamedical parts company in Oregon chine and 6 months later they bought a second one.The demand for CNC grinding was so high “We have worked with Almar for they purchased 3 CNC Walters many years. They have high efbetween 1995 and 1997. The phificiency CNC machine tools for losophy at Almar is and always has grinding and turnaround is prompt. been, to deliver the highest value Almar delivers and they will work to their customers, suppliers and with you for all special tooling. employees, through manufacturAlmarTools World Class Facility Even though Alex looks like one of the Tonkin boys (a local car dealer) ing the highest quality products with unmatched customer service. we sure like him a lot. They do a great job for us.” – Aircraft Engine The recession of 2008 really slowed the machining industry. Alex and Marcelo were forced to reduce their personal income, but not one employee was let go. During this down turn Almar quickly adjusted their business strategy and began to enter new fields. As competitors were slowly going out of business, Almar began to thrive in a slow economy. The morals they were brought up on proved critical, “It’s how we were brought up, we treat all of our employees and customers like family and I believe this is what has made us stronger,” Alex said. Almar prides itself on minimal turnover by treating their employees with the highest regard. Luis and Irma retired from Almar in 2003 and live back and forth between Portland and Mesa, AZ. What’s next for Almar Tool? Today Almar offers a user friendly website for any configuration of specialty tools. They also allow for any version of CAD files to be uploaded for a fast quote. Almar holds distributor relationships in high regard and offers a full distribution package across the US. Almar also recently purchased an edge-prep machine that allows tools to last up to 50-75% longer.This new technology helps eliminate chat-

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ter and takes razor sharp tools and polishes the fine edge to give the tool longevity. Almar’s future plans include expanding their services to provide the very latest in PVD coatings. Hear what some of Almar Tools Customer have to say: “We’ve been working with Almar for over 10 years now and they are our go to people. They are great to work with and supply variations of tools with perfect on time delivery. They are very clever on tool grinding and no matter what we need in a tool they figure out a way

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GE Brings Engine Work Back As Boeing Co. pays a price for having farmed out crucial parts on its new Dreamliner, General Electric Co.’s GE aviation division is busy bringing work on its engines back in-house. In late December, GE Aviation agreed to buy Italian parts supplier Avio for $4.4 billion. That comes alongside the acquisition of a threedimensional printing company, a joint-venture with a component casting company in Montana and another venture to secure access to a key raw material—silicon carbide, which is used to make high-tech ceramic parts. This year, GE plans to open a pair of parts factories in Mississippi and Alabama and soon will announce the location of a third. GE hopes to protect its engine technology and speed development by doing more work itself. Above, a Boeing 787 airplane with a GE engine. The strategy is aimed at safeguarding a key source of the industrial conglomerate’s sales. Aircraft engines account for about half of GE’s $211 billion order backlog, and the company can’t afford missteps as it gets ready to roll out new designs to power the next generation of commercial jetliners. By doing more of the work itself, GE hopes to protect its technology, speed up development and secure supplies of needed components.The move is a turnabout for a company that helped pioneer soup-to-nuts U.S. manufacturing and then switched gears to help pioneer industrial outsourcing. GE now plans to replicate its new vertically integrated approach across its businesses from gas turbines to medical imaging devices to subsea oil wells. “We want more under our control,” said Colleen Athans, who runs supply chain management for GE Aviation. “Rather than pay a supplier to do it, we would like to protect our intellectual property.” Over the decades, big companies have cycled through different approaches on how much manufacturing to do themselves—sometimes bulking up on acquisitions to own everything from raw materials to final product, and other times slimming down by disposing of anything seen as outside the core. The trend shifted toward bringing work back in-house in recent years and gained steam after events like flooding inThailand and the tsunami in Japan made clear that multinational companies’ supply lines had grown too long and fragile. Boeing learned a tough lesson when developing its 787 Dreamliner.To pare costs, the aerospace company relied heavily on outside suppliers for crucial components including wings and parts of the fuselage. But as cost overruns and delays dogged the project, Boeing partly reversed course, purchasing several struggling suppliers that make parts for the aircraft, including major portions of the 787’s fuselage.The fleet has been A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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grounded following concerns about overheating and a fire in lithium-ion batteries made by an outside supplier, though safety officials have yet to find a cause. Boeing says it has learned lessons from its 787 sourcing strategy but the current electronic troubles are unrelated. “We’ve always acquired batteries through our supply chain,” a spokesman said in an email. GE makes everything from power turbines to oil-well equipment to business loans. But these days, few of its products are more important than aircraft engines. The company has orders to deliver 15,000 new engines to customers between now and 2020.That compares with the 25,000 GE engines currently in use. The market is extremely competitive, with United Technologies Corp. unit Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce battling for positions on new aircraft with promises of better fuel savings with more power and thrust. GE will be delivering more than 4,000 engines a year over the next two years amid swelling orders for its GE90 and GEnx, as well as the CFM56 engine that it makes with France’s Safran. By 2016, it will be delivering its newest Leap engine, which is offered on Boeing’s next-generation 737 and Airbus’ upgraded A320neo—more fuel-efficient versions of the world’s workhorse jets. The new engines come with new engineering problems. To reduce fuel consumption, GE is seeking to run the engines hotter so less cooling air is required.That led GE to redesign the high-pressure turbine blade used in the area of the engine where the temperatures are so hot that metals would melt. Nowadays, GE relies on Precision Castparts Corp. and a unit of Alcoa Inc. to produce the high-pressure turbine blades in its current engine lineup. But for the Leap engine, GE also plans to cast the parts itself at its facility in Dayton, Ohio. Last year, GE Aviation bought Morris Technologies, an additive manufacturing company outside Cincinnati. GE will use Morris’s 3-D printing machines to make the guts of the fuel nozzle on its Leap engines. The equivalent part used in existing engines is made by an outside supplier that brazes together 21 tiny pieces. GE is also bringing more work in-house for its existing engines. In January, GE announced a joint-venture with supplier SeaCast Inc. of Butte, Mont., to boost its ability to produce tubes, ducts and small structural castings for engines. The deal to acquire Italian supplier Avio represents the biggest move GE has made yet to bring a supplier under its hood. Two-thirds of Avio’s aviation business is with GE making components for the GE90 and GEnx engines, as well as for helicopters and other products.


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The U.S. manufacturing sector is so huge that if it were its own country, it would rank as the tenth-largest world economy. The United States produces the most goods and services overall as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), and is far ahead of second-place China. Other countries, such as Japan and Germany, showed less growth buoyancy over the past decade compared with the United States. On the other hand, emerging economies such as Brazil, India, and Mexico grew very quickly and are catching up with the developed world. Still, American manufacturers account for a larger volume of production than the entire GDP of India, Canada, or Korea.

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Boeing Appears Confident About Launching Folding Wing 777X Boeing Co plans to bring its next-generation 777X jet into service by the end of the decade, a time frame that had come under question after remarks from the company’s chief executive last year. At the same time, sources familiar with the design confirmed that the 777X design is expected to have folding wingtips, a novel feature that would allow bigger wings to fit into the same-sized airport parking space as the current 777. The 777x is a mini-jumbo jet modelled after Boeing’s 777, the industry’s most popular wide-body aircraft that can seat more than 300 passengers. Twin-engine, long-haul aircraft seating around 350 to 400 passengers is seen as the industry’s next big battle with both Boeing and rival Airbus competing for a potential market of several thousand aircraft. Last November, it appeared that Boeing might be a year or more away from formally offering the new 777 wide body jet. That view arose after Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney said on a conference call with analysts in October that “we are looking at the end of the decade, beginning of the next decade” for entry into service. Customers, including the 777’s biggest buyer, Emirates Airline EMIRA. UL, have pushed for the 777X as early as possible. But Boeing has been slow to formally launch the program with what is known as “authority to offer.” To be sure, the timing could be affected by the 787. Tinseth said Boeing’s main focus is on getting its 787 Dreamliner flying again after the plane was grounded worldwide because batteries burned on two of the jets last month. But if the 777X is offered this year, a firm industrial launch could follow eight to 12 months after Boeing starts taking orders, and “entry into service by the end of the decade would be quite feasible.” It was not immediately clear how airlines, which tend to shy away from complexity, would respond to the proposed folding wingtips if retained in the final design. But Boeing is expected to woo them with increased range and capacity made possible by design changes including the brandnew and longer carbon-composite wings.The average passenger load of the most popular version could increase to slightly over 400 seats from 365 seats, according to industry sources briefed on the plans. Airbus is marketing a mini-jumbo, 350-seat version of its mainly composite A350 to try to dent the success of the 777, and is likely to argue that 777 features such as fold-back wingtips could add maintenance risk.


U.S. Unemployment Aid Applications Decline Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, indicating companies continue to hire at a modest but steady pace.

percent in December. Economists expect unemployment will decline if hiring continues at last year’s monthly pace of 180,000. The rate fell 0.7 percentage points in 2012.

Overall, nearly 5.6 million people received unemployment benefits in the week ended Jan. 19, the latest data available. That’s about 325,000 fewer The Labor Department said recently that weekly applications for unemploy- than the previous week. ment benefits fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000.The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 350,500, the lowest in nearly That’s also less than half the number of unemployed, which stood at 12.3 five years. The average is low because of seasonal factors, which reduced million last month. Many of the unemployed aren’t eligible for benefits, applications sharply last month. while others have used up all the benefits available to them. Still, economists were encouraged by the decline.Weekly applications are a proxy for layoffs. When layoffs decline, net hiring typically rises. The drop in the four-week average “is good news and supports the view that the U.S. labor market is gradually improving,” said Jennifer Lee, an economist at BMO Capital Markets.

More hiring and income are needed to fuel greater economic growth.The economy shrank at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the October-December quarter. But the decline was mostly caused by deep cuts in defense spending and sluggish growth in company stockpiles — one-time events that analysts say are likely rebounding in the current quarter. Economists expect growth of around 2 percent this year. Strength in areas like housing and auto sales could partly offset government spending cuts this year.

The four-week average of applications has dropped nearly 6 percent in the past three months. At the same time, hiring has picked up: Employers added an average of 200,000 jobs a month from November through January. Home builders are stepping up construction to meet rising demand.That should create more construction jobs. Home prices and sales are also In January, employers added 157,000 jobs.And annual revisions included in increasing.The housing recovery is boosting jobs at home-supply stores the Labor Department’s January employment report showed the economy and retailers. Home Depot said that it plans to hire 80,000 temporary created 600,000 more jobs in 2011 and 2012 than previously thought. employees for the spring selling season. The jobs will be part-time and Still, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent in January from 7.8 full-time, the company said. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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D&D Engineering’s unbeatable partnership with Delcam and Delcam’s manufacturing software, FeatureCAM Don Binkley was VP and GM of a full fabrication and machining company, GL Precision, with nearly 120 employees. In 1998 at a young age of 42, Don’s boss (Guy Lopez) passed away and his family came in to run things. The Lopez family released Don from his management duties much to the dismay of Don’s long time customers. One of Don’s customers was so adamant that he start his own business and take care of him again, that he gave him a purchase order for some work and encouraged him to go into business. A few years before Don’s friend and boss passed away, a former employee of GL Precision Don had hired, and taught the trade to, had left the GL Precision business to strike out on his own. He built a small agricultural machine shop in the back of his home property. When he heard Don had left the company he made Don an offer he could not refuse, to utilize his shop in any way Don chose. Don saved every bit of money left over from the jobs in those early days, worked 16 hours a day, and machined and fabricated parts to eventually buy his own machines, and so started D&D Engineering. The D&D Engineering concept really started many years earlier. Don worked the oil fields right out of high school. Later he worked for a friend of his Dad who owned his own machining and fabrication company and became like a second father to him.This man was one of the first Marines to set foot on Guadalcanal in 1942 and was a good and stern mentor to Don. In these early days Don deburred parts and worked at general jobs in the shop until months later when he learned from the best and started making his own parts. His new boss rode him hard and made Don attend school at night to learn more about the trade. Don later went on to become a toolmaker in the Los Angeles area raising his three boys as a single parent. After a few years in the big city Don had a chance at a job up in the north valley where he could raise his boys in a better environment and he jumped at the chance. He moved A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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his boys up to the Turlock, CA area and went to work for Guy Lopez. Four years after he moved up to Turlock, Don was promoted to Vice President and General Manager and continued to work very well with Guy. “I learned most of the general management skills from Guy and it was totally different from working on the shop floor with machines. I learned Guy’s philosophies and how to take good care of customers.This was very important to my education in business and GL Precision was a great place. I would still be there if Guy was with us today,” Don said. D&D Engineering is located in the middle of the food processing belt and their primary customers are the big food companies like Dole, Gallo, Franzia, Land O Lakes, etc., with businesses in creamery, pudding, baby food, wine, tomato products, milk carton manufacturing and more. Don says, “In a good economy or a bad economy everyone has to eat and business is pretty consistent.” D&D does a lot of designing and reverse engineering for the food industry. Don designs and helps to provide manufacturing solutions for many of his customers. Franzia Wineries came to him with a need for repacking wine bottles for various displays, and Don came up with a design build for an air-operated lift for re-pack displays. This works off of vacuum and compressed air and repacks wine bottles in an effortless fashion, fast. Customers will have assembly systems that may be down and Don will go in and engineer a solution with better material, a more cost effective design, a special coating, or just a new system. D&D will usually get a new system built in one or two units and have it approved before they are allowed to revamp every system at a facility. Don takes his ideas back to the shop and works with his engineering team to design a solution on SolidWorks and then transfer that to Delcam’s FeatureCAM software so that his team can transfers the model into machine code and machine intricate parts. Alan Helm, D&D Engineering’s Shop Foreman is a great CAD person. Alan works with Delcam software and the software experts at Delcam to program a perfect part through the D&D CNC Machines. Albert Franco is in the engineering department as draftsman. Albert works up the models in SolidWorks so they can be input to the FeatureCAM Software to produce machine code that can readily be interpreted by their CNC Machines. “The FeatureCAM


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China’s manufacturing sector continued its growth in January, while improvements in Germany helped ease the longtime woes of the euro zone’s factories. In the U.S., the ISM’s indexes for production, job growth, and orders all registered full-throated growth in January, though exports sagged amid economic weakness abroad. For months, economists have worried about the tepid level of U.S. factory activity, which barely grew late last year. After powering the economy out of the recession, U.S. manufacturing has generally slowed, depriving the economic recovery of a key engine as growth falters. Corporate executives and economists now expect manufacturing activity to improve, though gradually. “The manufacturing economy turned more positive at the end of 2012, with this momentum appearing to have continued into the first month of 2013,” said Steve Blitz, chief economist at ITG Investment Research, Inc. “An upturn, however, doesn’t mean robust growth. The economy is still a ways away from that.”

Manufacturing Expanded in January By NEIL SHAH U.S. manufacturing activity rebounded in January, fueling optimism about the global economy, though American business executives and economists expect a slow recovery by the nation’s factories. The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index rose 2.9 points to 53.1, the second consecutive month of growth and the highest level since April 2012. Readings above 50 indicate expansion. The report came amid signs that factory downturns around the world are easing, potentially giving the global economic recovery more power. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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The improving outlook for factories comes amid signs other parts of the U.S. economy are making halting progress. America’s job market is gradually improving and cars sales are strong. The housing market has started to mend, making Americans feel wealthier and more likely to spend, which could boost demand. Businesses, for their part, ramped up spending at the end of last year, despite uncertainty over U.S. budget policy, and held back from restocking their warehouse shelves.That could mean more orders for manufacturers early this year. A stronger rebound in manufacturing, which contributes around 12% of economic growth, could help the economy grow at a faster rate than the middling 2% most economists have pegged for this year. But many economists and company executives don’t expect a burst of manufacturing activity. The recent uptick in business spending likely reflected in part companies racing to spend on projects ahead of the


feared expiration of various tax incentives, said Pierpont Securities economist Stephen Stanley. The expiry of the payroll tax cut this month means less cash for consumers, while large government budget cutbacks that could take effect March 1 would mean less business for factories. The weakness of demand abroad, especially in Europe, remains a problem for manufacturers.The International Monetary Fund recently warned the global economy will grow only 3.5% this year. In January, China’s official Purchasing Managers Index fell slightly, to 50.4 from 50.6 in December, though a private gauge of activity showed stronger growth. The euro zone’s factory sector continues to shrink, though less rapidly. The purchasing managers’ index for the currency bloc increased to 47.9 in January from 46.1 in December. However, that masks a wide gulf between the economic fortunes of Germany, the region’s powerhouse, and weaker economies such as Spain, Italy and even France. Germany’s purchasing managers’ index, or PMI, increased to just below 50, suggesting its manufacturing sector has stabilized after 11 straight months of contraction. In contrast, manufacturing activity plunged in the euro zone’s second-biggest economy, France. Activity also declined in Spain and Italy. In Brazil, manufacturing gained pace in January, seeing a positive start to the year after contracting in 2012. Its PMI rose to 53.2 from 51.1 the previous month. Elsewhere in Asia, HSBC’s HSBA.LN -1.78% PMI for South Korea fell to 49.9 in January from 50.1.

growth in U.S. manufacturing output of around 2% this year, compared with 4% last year. Rather than driving the economy, the economy may drive manufacturing, he said. “It will be neither a driver nor a deterrent,” he said.

The upshot: While catastrophic risks such as a collapse of the euro or the U.S. government defaulting on its debt have become much less likely, there are few signs of robust economic growth in the U.S. or abroad, economists say. In a worrying signal, the U.S. ISM’s index for new export orders dropped to 50.5 in January from 51.5.

Harry Kazazian, chief executive of Exxel Outdoors Inc., a small company that makes sleeping bags, said holiday sales were disappointing and he doesn’t expect major improvement until later in 2013. After several years of projecting 15% to 20% increases in annual revenue, he now projects a 10% increase in 2013 for his fast-growing 160-person firm. Sales outside the U.S. will probably prove worse than in the U.S., he said.

“The risks are plugged, but the weakness is still there,” said Cliff Waldman, senior economist at the Manufacturers’ Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, a research organization in Arlington, Va. He expects

Mr. Kazazian said he would like to hire more people but is holding off because of uncertainty, including about the level of demand. “If I have one fear, it’s that this may be the best we have for a while,” he said. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Boeing 737 Max Orders Top 1,000 on $6 Billion Lessor Deal Boeing Co. won an order for 60 of its upgraded single-aisle 737s from Aviation Capital Group LLC, a deal with a $6 billion catalog value that pushed purchases of the new jet past the planemaker’s full-year goal. The sale was completed in December and consists of 50 of the 737 Max-8 model and 10 of the Max-9 variant, Boeing said today in a statement. Airlines and lessors typically buy at a discount to list prices. Aviation Capital’s acquisition boosted orders for the 737 Max to a total of 1,029, or 29 more than Chicago-based Boeing’s target, as the planemaker plays catch-up with Airbus SAS. The Max will feature more fuel-efficient engines and is set to enter service in 2017, after the scheduled 2015 debut for Airbus’s A320neo series. “Reaching 1,000 orders in just over a year’s time from our first order” shows the aircraft’s value for customers, said Bob Feldmann, vice president for the jet program. “Customers are expressing confi-

dence in our ability to deliver improved performance on schedule.” The planemaker was criticized after more than three years of delays on its most recent all-new jet, the composite plastic 787 Dreamliner, which was delivered to its first customer in late 2011. Boeing unveiled plans to revamp the 737 with the Max variant in July of the same year, more than seven months after Airbus announced the neo, a lag that helped the European planemaker book record narrow-body orders in 2011. Equipped with Leap engines from CFM International, a partnership of General Electric Co. and Safran SA. (SAF), the Max reduces fuel usage and carbon dioxide emissions by 13 percent. List Prices Boeing’s 737 Max 8 lists for $100.5 million, and the Max 9 for $107.3 million. “This order is a major step in building our broad portfolio of modern, fuel-efficient airplanes,” Denis Kalscheur, chief executive officer of Aviation Capital, said in a statement. The jet lessor, based in Newport Beach, California, was founded in 1989, according to its website. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Murphy says the Republican Party could come around, too, on issues that favor domestic manufacturing. “There is an examination happening in the Republican Party as to why they hemorrhaged votes and seats in 2012,” says Murphy. “They would be smart to realize that one of the reasons they lost votes is they continue to be on the wrong end of the outsourcing debate. They are coming around on immigration because they recognize that they can’t win elections unless they change their tune on immigration. I think the same thing is true when it comes to manufacturing and outsourcing. If the Republicans continue to be identified as the supporters of outsourcing, they cannot win national elections. They certainly can’t win presidential elections in places like Ohio and Pennsylvania. And so I think that our hopes -- to the extent that we have any hope of moving this agenda through the House -- is that the Republican consultant class, who tend to dictate what the Republicans stand for in the House, will realize that they have to get on the other side of this debate, and fast.”

For A Pro-Domestic Manufacturing Policy Agenda In Congress, This Might Be The Year By Richard A. McCormack The U.S. Senate might be more open this year to legislation aimed at improving U.S. manufacturing and reducing the U.S. trade deficit. A number of new senators and those reelected to the chamber ran campaigns that focused on bringing manufacturing back to the United States. One of the chamber’s new members, Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), says supporting American manufacturing in his campaign had “political potency,” and helped him win against former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., Republican Linda McMahon. During the campaign, Murphy described her as having made millions of dollars by offshoring work to China and Pakistan. “It dovetailed with the similar conversation that was happening in the presidential election,” says Murphy. Murphy, the youngest member of the Senate at age 39, says he intends to be a leader on issues related to “Buy American” acquisition laws, currency manipulation, tax policies that promote investment in plants and equipment in the United States, and government investment in infrastructure that improves industrial competitiveness. “I have already reached out to other senators like Debbie Stabenow [D-Mich.] to join the pro-manufacturing efforts underway here in the Senate,” he says. “If we get together as a party and movement to push this new strategy there will be a lot more people than just me in the Senate and the House ready to follow.” A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Other senators ran successful campaigns on similar pro U.S. manufacturing issues, notes Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing. Among them were Democrats Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Kirsten Gillibrand of NewYork. Other Senate allies include Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken from Minnesota and Charles Schumer of NewYork, “and that’s just touching the tip of the iceberg,” says Paul. “In the Senate, there is an extraordinary amount of interest in pursuing” a domestic manufacturing agenda. “I am cautiously optimistic that in the Senate we can make some significant progress this year. Will the House listen? I don’t know, but we were able to extract some modest improvements in the Buy American laws in the infrastructure bill that passed the Republican-led House in the last Congress because it would have been too painful for some of their members to vote against it.” Who is working against the pro-domestic manufacturing agenda? The organizations that represent multinational companies that have outsourced production, replies Paul. Identifying those outside groups “will shed some light on who on the inside [in Congress] is working against us,” he notes. On the issues of “Buy American” and cracking down on Chinese currency manipulation and unfair trade practices, it is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Club for Growth. “You think of the senators and those in the House of Representatives who take their guidance from the Club for Growth and the Chamber and you have your answer.” Even with those forces lined up against, the China currency bill was able to pass in the Senate during the last session with bipartisan support, despite the threat of a filibuster from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “There were enough Republicans including Lindsey Graham [R-S.C.], other southern senators and even [Sen.] Rob Portman [R-Ohio] who bucked him on this to support the bill,” says Paul. “It was the only bill to overcome a Mitch McConnell filibuster. We are making some progress, but they are baby steps, not giant steps. I am hoping in the Senate this year, we can make giant steps and broader shame some of the Republicans in the House to go along with this. There are rank and file House Republicans who support this agenda -- not a lot of them, but enough to provide a majority.”


Sen. Murphy says backing a strong domestic manufacturing agenda is a good political strategy for Democrats. As the former member of the House of Representatives who created the Buy American Caucus, Murphy says that most voters realize that the U.S. economy cannot fully recover unless there is a healthy manufacturing sector. “This necessitates a new agenda,” he says. “I have always seen this issue as one of a few that allows Democrats to reach constituency groups that they might not traditionally reach. First and foremost, you are out there talking to small manufacturers and businesses which aren’t used to having Democrats coming into their factories and talk to them about what they need. Second, you are talking to a demographic of families associated with manufacturing trades that also aren’t traditionally Democratic constituencies.” Murphy said he held a seat in the House of Representatives from a conservative district -- one that had been Republican for the previous 24 years prior to his winning in 2006 -- “in part to my speaking to them on the issue of making things here in America.”

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Murphy says he will start a Buy American caucus in the Senate “because the U.S. government, year after year after year, is outsourcing taxpayer funded procurement to foreign countries,” he says. Murphy would like to raise the requirement under the current law for agencies to buy 50 percent U.S. content to at least 60 percent and, better, 75 percent. He would get rid of loopholes that allow the U.S. government to buy foreign-made products if those products are be consumed outside the United States. And he would beef up the enforcement mechanism in the law by making it difficult for government agencies to approve waivers to the act.

The Democratic Party -- directed by Wall Street and Clinton White House titan Robert Rubin -- was fully on board with this strategy “even though it was widely opposed by broad majorities of Americans across both parties,” he notes. “One of the moments we are in given the collapse of that economic model is whether that broad public sentiment against that policy can start to gain traction in the Congress despite these very powerful forces lined up against it.What is interesting about the array of allies and the progress on the [last session’s] China currency bill that went further than many would have thought, is that we do have a moment here were popular opinion can finally start to be reflected in the halls of Congress in a way that it hasn’t in the past.” A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Speaking with AIN on the day of the announcement, Embraer Commercial Aviation COO Luis Carlos Affonso noted that the company did seriously consider offers from Garmin and Rockwell Collins, but that the design “maturity” of the Epic 2, its commonality with the current Epic system in today’s E-Jets and its technical advances tipped the competition in favor of Honeywell. “The main issue [with the current system] was really maturity more than reliability, all the software being developed and so forth,” said Affonso. “This time, in sticking with the incumbent, we believe it will be very good for the maturity.” Not an entirely new system, the Epic 2 borrows much of its architecture from today’s Epic, explained Affonso. “The architecture, with the boxes and so forth, the data buses and all those things that took us lots of time to develop, all these are the same,” he noted. Scheduled for service introduction in 2018, the second-generation EJets will also benefit from a new flight management system (FMS) that Embraer plans to first integrate into the current-generation airplanes by 2015, said Affonso. “The next-generation FMS will have several addition functionalities,” he stressed. “I believe the current FMS is quite reliable, but the new one will have some important functions such as the cost index.” The cost index feature—a system now used on new larger airplanes but new to regional jets—helps pilots choose the most economical altitude or thrust, for example, for a particular mission.

by Gregory Polek The cockpit design of the second-generation E-Jets features four 13-inchby-10-inch displays. Embraer has opted to retain Honeywell as the avionics supplier for its second-generation E-Jets, the Brazilian airframe maker announced today, ending speculation that it might switch to another supplier as a result of “teething” troubles it experienced following entryinto-service of the current E-Jet line. Under the terms of the contract, Honeywell will supply its Primus Epic 2 avionics system, featuring four 13-inch-by-10-inch landscape displays, more robust processing capacity with a new Intel i7 processor in several of the circuit boards and “possibly” touch-screen multipurpose control display units (MCDUs). The selection marks the second major contract award for systems on the proposed new E-Jets, scheduled for industrial launch this year and A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Affonso also described the new FMS as “key” to equipping the E-Jets with the technology needed for the program to convert the current ground-based radar system to a satellite system known as NextGen. “This next-generation FMS is, of course, capable of interacting with and allowing for flight planning and navigation and performance capabilities associated with this new air traffic management scenario,” he explained. As it does in the current family of E-Jets, Embraer will offer head-up displays with the new system, but it hasn’t yet chosen the supplier. Rockwell Collins supplies the head-up displays in today’s airplanes. Affonso said that in the next three or four months Embraer would likely make “several” announcements of major supplier contracts, such as those governing the fly-bywire system, the APU electric system and the air management system. “Others will be selected a little down the road,” said Affonso.The design does not call for the use of a lithium-ion battery, he added.


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Finding the Right Machine: Looking to their industry for referrals, Oliva was directed to Flow.They needed a high powered system that was large enough to handle customer parts up to 30 feet in length. McDougall agreed, “We have solid relationships with our partner vendors; all of our waterjet work was done on Flow waterjet systems.” Flow provided a system with a table size that was the largest and most precise in the industry, a requirement for Samuel that ruled out the competition. Looking for extensive waterjet cutting capabilities, Samuel purchased a Flow Mach 4c WMC and HyperJet 94,000 psi intensifier pump with a table size of 10 by 28 feet, the largest waterjet in Northern California. They noticed a quick return on their investment, “the system blossomed” remembers McDougall. Flow provided a system solution that put Samuel in control of their product, creating new opportunities for a growing customer base. Initially, the bulk of the waterjet work focused on customers in the semiconductor industry. Oliva quickly realized the opportunity to satisfy customer needs in the medical, aerospace, and general fabrication industries as well. In 2012 Samuel determined they needed to add additional capacity. “It was a matter of growth” said Oliva. “Hours of operation versus demand were butting heads, so we made the decision to purchase a second system.” “It made sense for our business” says David. “We place a high value on service,” follows McDougall, the company looked at other systems “but Flow has two service technicians local to us, they treat us like a partner.” In December 2012 the Hayward location added a Flow Mach 4 4020c with a HyperJet® pump and Dynamic Waterjet® XD; increasing their extensive water jet cutting capabilities. The system is ideal for high and low production runs, as well as other requirements demanded by just-in-time manufacturing environments. Bringing waterjet in house created a number of benefits to Samuel’s business. Putting them in control of lead times, so their customers don’t have to wait. For Oliva being able to service his customers is paramount. “Samuel’s mission is to create exceptional value for our customers” and adding waterjet to the Hayward facility not only expanded their processing capabilities, “it put us in control.” The waterjet positively impacted their bottom line, after almost an immediate return on their investment. “The diversity of our Flow waterjet has grown our plate business”, says Oliva, “We can now offer our customers what they want, when they want it.” For more information on Samuel, Son and Co., Call: (510) 429-0100 , California@samuel.com For more information on how to grow your business with Waterjet, call: 800-446-FLOW, www.FlowWaterjet.com A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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And in a sign of investors’ growing appetite for a piece of the housing market, shares of publicly traded homebuilders have been soaring. PulteGroup (PHM), KB Home (KBH), and Lennar (LEN) are all trading near 52-week highs. Pulte’s shares have more than doubled over the past year, while the KB Home and Lennar’s shares have nearly doubled. And for the first time since 2004, homebuilders are testing the IPO waters. Tri Pointe Homes (TPH), which builds single family homes in California and Colorado raised $232 million through an IPO last week. Shares of the company, owned by Starwood Capital, rallied 20% on their first day of trading. Related: Home building surges 12% Scottsdale, Ariz., homebuilder Taylor Morison has filed to go public and is expected to kick off its investor roadshow in the next few weeks. And building supply company Boise Cascade, jointly owned by PE firm Madison Dearborn and OfficeMax (OMX, Fortune 500), plans to make its public debut next week. Investment bankers and IPO investors say they expect more homebuilders to go public this year. “As the sector rotates back into favor again, it makes sense for housing companies to monetize,” said Brad Miller, co-head of global equity syndicates at Deutsche Bank. Brad Geisen, CEO of Foreclosure.com, which keeps a database of foreclosures around the nation, said he’s been seeing a lot of interest from investors looking to buy up large numbers of foreclosed properties over the past three months. “A lot of investors see a short window of opportunity where there’s good inventory on the market at bottom market prices,” said Geisen. “No one knows how long it will last, so these investors are trying to buy as much as they can right now.”


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EDM Performance __________800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply__________480-836-8330 EDM: Dielectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc_______________ 800-809-3901 Electronics Fadal CNC ______________208-855-9426 End Mills Horizon Carbide ___________ 480-335-7688 Micro 100 ______________ 208-888-7310 Sandvik _______________ 503-381-8740 S.L. Fusco San Leandro ________ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez _______ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City ________ 619-477-7733 Swift Tool Co, Inc. ___________800-562-0900 Fixturing/Fixtures 5th Axis Fixtures ___________858-505-0432 RyansDovetails.com _________ 253-876-9981 Indestructable Keyboards Byte Box ________________888-bytebox Inserts Horizon Carbide ___________ 480-335-7688 Sandvik _______________ 503-381-8740 Seco Tools Inc. ____________ 503-267-4805 Swift Tool Co, Inc. ___________800-562-0900 Jaws Desert EDM Sales __________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ____________ 480-836-1782 RyansDovetails.com _________ 253-876-9981 Lubricants / Systems California Cold Saw __________ 877-700-7610

DCM Tech _____________ 800-533-5339 Hangsterfer’s _____________316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s _____________760-580-1357 S.L. Fusco San Leandro ________510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez _______310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City ________619-477-7733 Swift Tool Co, Inc. __________ 800-562-0900 MachineTool Cool. Filtration DCM Tech _____________ 800-533-5339 S.L. Fusco San Leandro ________510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez _______310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City ________619-477-7733 Modular Spray Systems Swift Tool Co, Inc. __________ 800-562-0900 Motors Fadal CNC _____________ 208-855-9426 Optical Mouse-Silicone Based Byte Box _______________ 888-bytebox PartsWashing Equipment Ebbco Inc_______________800-809-3901 DCM Tech _____________ 800-533-5339 Resolvers Fadal CNC _____________ 208-855-9426 Saw Blades & Replacement Parts California Cold Saw __________877-700-7610 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades ____ 303--761-3000 Roentgen USA ____________760--900-1110 SawBlade.com ___________ 800--240-2932 Solvents & Degreasing Agents DCM Tech _____________ 800-533-5339

Petroferm Inc. _____________317-371-8899 Solvents:Vapor degreasing Petroferm Inc. _____________317-371-8899 Solvents:HandWipe Petroferm Inc. _____________317-371-8899 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Petroferm Inc. _____________317-371-8899 Spindles Fadal CNC ______________ 208-855-9426 Setco-Pope Spindles__________ 866-362-0699 Thread Mills Micro 100 ______________ 208-888-7310 Sandvik _______________ 503-381-8740 Tooling Systems Horizon Carbide ___________ 480-335-7688 Micro 100 ______________ 208-888-7310 RyansDovetails.com __________253-876-9981 Sandvik _______________ 503-381-8740 S.L. Fusco San Leandro ________ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez ________310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City _________619-477-7733 Western Sintering___________ 509-375-3096 Vises &Vise Jaws 5th Axis Fixtures ___________ 858-505-0432 RyansDovetails.com __________253-876-9981 Waterjet Accessories KMT Waterjet Systems ________ 800-826-9274 Waycovers Fadal CNC ______________ 208-855-9426 Workholding 5th Axis Fixtures ___________ 858-505-0432

(858)-505-0432

Innovative nnovative Tool Sales _________714-780-0730 714-780-0730 DOOR SYSTEMS Automatic Door opening Systems Midaco Corporation__________847-593-8420 ENGINES (SPORT PLANE) Hexatron Engineering ______801-363-8010 FINANCING Intech Funding ____________800-553-9208 U.S. Bank Equipment _________206-948-0022 GRINDING Grinding Filtration S.L. Fusco San Leandro ________510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez _______ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City ________ 619-477-7733 Grinding Machines Chevalier USA ____________ 562-903-1929 CNC Machine Services_________ 425-788-4500 Machine Toolworks __________ 800-426-2052 North-South Machinery ________ 253-333-2439 North Western Machinery_______ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools______ 510-249-1000 Guard &Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders Midaco Corporation__________847-593-8420 53 • Feb/March 2013

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1222 S. Weller St. Seattle, WA 98144 www.nwmachinery.org

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Edward Gieblewicz

Account Manager

MACHINERY INC.

970 Industry Drive Tukwila, WA 98188

Toll Free: 1-866-437-7315 Cell: (206) 300-3945 Fax: (780) 437-7328 edward@newusedmachines.com Web: www.newusedmachines.com

Micro 100 Tool Corporation www.micro100.com

Jeff Saltness

Manufacturer Representative - Oregon Sales Office 23180 SW Price Terrace Sherwood, OR 97140 Email: jnsaltness@comcast.net Office: 503-625-1578 Fax:503-715-0430 Cell: 503-330-5414

Aircraft brake rotor DCM Tech _______________800-533-5339 Grinders, Rotary CNC Machine Services__________425-788-4500 Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech _______________800-533-5339 Manual Lathes & Mills Ganesh Machinery ___________ 888-542-6374 Machine Toolworks ___________800-426-2052 North Western Machinery________206-583-2333 Sawing Machines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. ________503-620-9031 North Western Machinery________206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools_______ 510-249-1000 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades ______303-761-3000 Western Machine Center ________408-955-1000 Saw Replacement Parts Rocky Mountain Saw Blades ______ 303-761-3000 SawBlade.com ____________ 800--240-2932 Punch & Die DCM Tech _______________800-533-5339 INSPECTION EQUIP OGP _________________480-889-9056 S.L. Fusco San Leandro _________510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez ________ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City _________619-477-7733 CMM Probes OGP _________________480-889-9056 Coordinate Measuring Mach. OGP _________________480-889-9056 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Company Office 1410 E. Pine Avenue Meridian, ID 83642 Toll Free: 800-421-8065 Ph: 208-888-7310 Fax: 208-888-2106

Gauging Equipment Total Quality Systems Inc. _______ 480-377-6422 LaserTrackers Metrology Instruments OGP ________________ 480-889-9056 Optical Comparators OGP ________________ 480-889-9056 Particle Inspection Mach DCM Tech ______________ 800-533-5339 MATERIAL Aluminum Diehl Steel ______________ 800-543-1566 Fry Steel _______________ 800-423-6651 Laser Cutting Services, Inc ________503-612-8311 Ryerson Corporation _________ 425-204-2601 TCI Precision Metals __________ 800-234-5613 Aluminum Extrusions Aluminum Precision _________ 805-889-7569 Armor:Commercial Service Steel _____________ 503-224-9500 Temtco Steel _____________ 480-389-2883 Armor: Military Grade Service Steel _____________ 503-224-9500 Temtco Steel _____________ 480-389-2883 Brass Fry Steel _______________ 800-423-6651 Coastal Metals _____________800-811-7466 Ryerson Corporation _________ 425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper _______ 800-362-5255 Bronze Coastal Metals _____________800-811-7466

Sequoia Brass & Copper ________800-362-5255 800-362-5255 Sequoia Carbon Steel Coastal Metals _____________ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel ________________800-423-6651 Laser Cutting Services, Inc ________ 503-612-8311 Ryerson Corporation __________425-204-2601 Cobalt Alloys United Performance Metals _______888-282-3292 Copper Ryerson Corporation __________425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper ________800-362-5255 Drill Rod Diehl Steel _______________800-543-1566 Electrical Steels Fry Steel ________________800-423-6651 HastelloyTube & Pipe Haynes International __________425-422-6496 HighTemperature Alloys Haynes International __________425-422-6496 United Performance Metals _______888-282-3292 Laser Cut Material Laser Cutting Services, Inc ________ 503-612-8311 Material Sales Haynes International __________425-422-6496 Coastal Metals _____________ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel ________________800-423-6651 Laser Cutting Services, Inc ________ 503-612-8311 Temtco Steel _____________ 480-389-2883 United Performance Metals _______888-282-3292

Metals: Bar & Plate Fry Steel _________________800-423-665 Ryerson Corporation __________ 425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper ________ 800-362-5255 United Performance Metals ______ _888-282-3292 Nickel Alloys Fry Steel ________________ 800-423-6651 Haynes International __________ 425-422-6496 Marzee Inc._______________ 602-269-5801 United Performance Metals ______ _888-282-3292 Plate:Wear and Structural Ryerson Corporation __________ 425-204-2601 Temtco Steel ______________480-389-2883 United Performance Metals ______ _888-282-3292 Powder Metal (CPM) Diehl Steel _______________ 800-543-1566 Precision Ground Flat Stock Diehl Steel _______________ 800-543-1566 Sheet & Coil Ryerson Corporation __________ 425-204-2601 Stainless Steel Diehl Steel _______________ 800-543-1566 Fry Steel _________________800-423-665 Laser Cutting Services, Inc _________503-612-8311 Ryerson Corporation __________ 425-204-2601 TCI Precision Metals ___________ 800-234-5613 Temtco Steel ______________480-389-2883 United Performance Metals ______ _888-282-3292 Titanium Rod, Bar, &Wire Supra Alloys, Inc._ _____ ______866-949-1699

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MANAGER MANAGER NORTHWEST NORTHWEST REGION REGION SECO TOOLS INC., 8215 SW TUALATIN-SHERWOOD ROAD, SUITE 200

SECO TOOLS INC.,

TUALATIN, OR 97062

8215 SW TUALATIN-SHERWOOD ROAD, SUITE 200 CELL: 503-267-4805 OFFICE: 248-528-5990 503-404-2440 CELL: FAX: 503-267-4805 E-MAIL: dladzick@secotools.com OFFICE: 248-528-5990 FAX: 503-404-2440 www.secotools.com E-MAIL: dladzick@secotools.com

TUALATIN, OR 97062

www.secotools.com

888.282.3292 | www.upmet.com

UNITED P E R F O R M A N C E M E TA L S

Vice President/General Manager

O’N EAL H IG H P E R FOR MANCE M ETALS G ROU P

3475 Symmes Road | Hamilton, OH 45015

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Titanium Sheet & Plate Supra Alloys, Inc._ ___________866-949-1699 TitaniumTube & Pipe Haynes International __________425-422-6496 Supra Alloys, Inc._ ___________866-949-1699 Tool Steel Diehl Steel _______________800-543-1566 TCI Precision Metals ___________ 800-234-5613 CNC Mills Chevalier USA _____________ 562-903-1929 Ganesh Machinery ___________ 888-542-6374 LMI Machinery Inc. ___________ 866-437-7315 Machine Toolworks ___________ 800-426-2052 North Western Machinery________ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools_______ 510-249-1000 Selway Machine Tool __________ 503-314-3165 Selway Machine Tool __________ 425-931-1680 Tornos USA._______________ 951-240-0818 MACHINERY CNC Lathes Chevalier USA _____________ 562-903-1929 Ganesh Machinery ___________ 888-542-6374 Machine Toolworks ___________ 800-426-2052 Muratec ________________949-466-8255 North Western Machinery________ 206-583-2333 OmniTurn _______________ 541-332-7004 Performance Machine Tools_______ 510-249-1000 Selway Machine Tool __________ 503-314-3165 Selway Machine Tool __________ 425-931-1680

CNC 3 & 5 Axis Routing Machines ACS/MultiCamNW __________ 360-318-7534 CNC SwissTurn Machines Ellis Machinery WA __________ 253-838-3443 Ellis Machinery OR __________ 503-258-0526 Ganesh Machinery __________ 888-542-6374 LMI Machinery Inc. __________ 866-437-7315 Machine Toolworks __________ 800-426-2052 North-South Machinery ________ 253-333-2439 North Western Machinery_______ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools______ 510-249-1000 Tornos USA._____________ _951-240-0818 Custom Design/Build Machines Lambie Engineering _________ 509-868-3100 Double ColumnVertical Milling Machines Chevalier USA ____________ 562-903-1929 EDM Filtration Desert EDM Sales __________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ____________ 480-836-1782 EDM Machines4 Desert EDM Sales __________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ____________ 480-836-1782 North-South Machinery ________ 253-333-2439 EDM Service Desert EDM Sales __________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ____________ 480-836-1782 EDMTooling Systems Desert EDM Sales __________ 480-816-6300

EDM Network ____________ 480-836-1782 Global EDM Supply__________ 480-836-8330 CNC Horizontal Boring & Milling Machines Chevalier USA _____________562-903-1929 Slant Bed Lathes Chevalier USA _____________562-903-1929 Sub Spindle Lathes Chevalier USA _____________562-903-1929 UsedWire EDM Machines

Jorgensen Machine Tools _______ 800-952-0151 Band & Cut Off Saws DW Machinery Sales __________425-827-6931 Innovative Tool Sales _________ 714-780-0730 Jorgenson Machine Tools ________801-214-7309 North Western Machinery_______ 206-583-2333 CNC Knife Cutting with Registration ACS/MultiCamNW __________ 360-318-7534 CNCTurret Punches DW Machinery Sales __________425-827-6931 Desert EDM Sales __________ 480-816-6300 Muratec _______________ 949-466-8255 Drill Lines EDM Network ____________ 480-836-1782 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 PALLET SYSTEMS Cold Saws/Saws Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems DW Machinery Sales __________425-827-6931 Midaco Corporation__________ 847-593-8420 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. ______ _503-620-9031 Manual Lift Off Pallet North Western Machinery_______ 206-583-2333 Systems Hardware Insertion Midaco Corporation__________ 847-593-8420 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 Manual Rotory Pallet Systems IronWorkers Midaco Corporation__________ 847-593-8420 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Jorgensen Machine Tools _______ 800-952-0151 Hexatron Engineering ______ 801-363-8010 Laser Cutting REPAIR Bandsaw Tech ____________ 562--419-7675 ACS/MultiCamNW __________ 360-318-7534 DW Machinery Sales __________425-827-6931 ROBOTICS Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 Robotic Part Loading Systems Laser Marking Midaco Corporation__________ 847-593-8420 CNC Machine Services_________ 425-788-4500 NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION Magnetic Drills/Cutters Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 Innovative Tool Sales _________ 714-780-0730 A Z METALWORKER NW • 55 • Feb/March 2013 2


Cell: 206-604-4928 Bellingham, WA Office: 360-318-7534 Salem, OR Office: 503-585-8741 Email: ronr@multicamnw.com

Ron Rankin, President 4058 Hammer Drive, Unit B-101 Bellingham, WA 98226 Router • Plasma • Knives • Waterjet • Laser • Cutting Solutions www.appliedcuttingsolutions.com

BMSC_ _______________ 602-445-9400 Sustaining Edge Solutions_______ 888-572-9642 Contact Us for Your Local Representative

Supply Chain Assessments ABS Quality Evaluations_________702-371-7591 Sustaining Edge Solutions_______ 888-572-9642

Serving Washington, Oregon and Northern California

P.O. BOX 17010 800 ROSS AVE. CINCINNATI, OHIO 45217 sales@diehlsteel.com

(800) 543-1566 FAX (513) 242-8988

www.diehlsteel.com

Notchers

SIX SIGMATRAINING Sustaining Edge Solutions_______ 888-572-9642

OTHER ACCESSORIES

Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. ________503-620-9031 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Innovative Tool Sales __________714-780-0730 Muratec ________________949-466-8255 Plasma/Gas CuttingTools/Systems

Tooling Systems

SPINDLES & SLIDES

USA EDM Supply ____________ 480-836-8330 PROG. SYSTEMS Factory Automation/Logistics

SERVICES

AS9100 Registration ABS Quality Evaluations_________702-371-7591 CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD DW Machinery Sales __________ 425-827-6931 Delcam_________________ 877-DELCAM1 Great Western Registrar_________623-580-1881 Plate Bending & Rolls Gap AnalysisTraining MRP Software Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. ________503-620-9031 ABS Quality Evaluations_________702-371-7591 SigmaTEK _______________ 513-595-2022 Financial Services Jorgensen Machine Tools ________ 800-952-0151 Nesting Software Presses Intech Funding ____________ 800-553-9208 SigmaNEST_______________ 513-595-2022 U.S. Bank Equipment _________206-948-0022 DW Machinery Sales __________ 425-827-6931 Software, Solid Modeling ISO Registration Press Brakes Delcam _________________ 877-DELCAM1 ABS Quality Evaluations _________702-371-7591 DW Machinery Sales __________425-827-6931 Great Western Registrar_________623-580-1881 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. ________503-620-9031 Shop Floor _______________ 877-611-5825 Lean ConsultingTraining Jorgensen Machine Tools ________ 800-952-0151 REALTY PROFESSIONALS ABS Quality Evaluations_________702-371-7591 Punches Natalie Frainey __________ ___503-799-6529 Lambie Engineering __________509-868-3100 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. ________503-620-9031 Liquid Penetrant REPAIR PARTS Rolling Machines Team Industrial Services________ 801-397-2202 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. ________503-620-9031 Belts Team Industrial Services________ 602-269-7868 ACS/MultiCamNW ___________ 360-318-7534

Sanders/Finishing

DW Machinery Sales __________425-827-6931 Shearing Machines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. ________503-620-9031 Jorgensen Machine Tools _______ _800-952-0151 Sign & Graphic Cutting Solutions ACS/MultiCamNW ___________ 360-318-7534 Tooling Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. ________503-620-9031

Muratec ________________ 949-466-8255

Spindle Rebuilding/Repair GMN USA LLC______________800-686-1679 Setco ________________ 714-222-6523 Spindle Sales New Fadal CNC ______________ 208-855-9426 GMN USA LLC______________800-686-1679 Setco ________________ 714-222-6523 USED MACHINERY EDM Network _ ___________480-836-1782 Jorgensen Machine Tools ________800-952-0151 K.D. Capital Equipt ___________480-922-1674 Machine Tools Northwest _______ 206-650-8999 North Western Machinery________206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools_______ 510-249-1000 WATERJET CUTTING ACS/MultiCamNW ___________360-318-7534 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. ________503-620-9031 Flow International_____ _____ 909-620-5707 Jorgensen Machine Tools ________800-952-0151 Machine Toolworks ___________800-426-2052 OMAX Corp_______________800-838-0343

All World Machinery ___________815-943-9111

Waterjet Abrasives X-Ray KMT Waterjet Systems ________ 800-826-9274 Team Industrial Services________ 801-397-2202 Waterjet Replacement Parts All World Machinery ___________815-943-9111 Team Industrial Services________ 602-269-7868 EDM Performance __________ 800-336-2946 Metric O-Rings ISO / AS9100 KMT Waterjet Systems ________ 800-826-9274 All World Machinery ___________815-943-9111 Certification WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Switches (Proximity, Limit) ABS Quality Evaluations_________702-371-7591 KMT Waterjet Systems ________ 800-826-9274 All World Machinery ___________815-943-9111 BMSC_ _______________ 602-445-9400 Waterjet Nozzels Sustaining Edge Solutions _______ 888-572-9642 Valves (Hydraulic, KMT Waterjet Systems ________ 800-826-9274 Bearings(Precision)

Pneumatic)

Welding Equipment

Waterjet Pumps MachineTool Rebuilding Flow International_____ _____ 909-620-5707 All World Machinery ___________815-943-9111 EDM Network ____________ 480-836-1782 KMT Waterjet Systems ________ 800-826-9274 ROBOTICS Management SystemsTraining Waterjet Robot Kits

Rocky Mountain Saw Blades ______ 303-761-3000

LMI Machinery Inc. ________ ___866-437-7315 ABS Quality Evaluations_________702-371-7591 KMT Waterjet Systems ________ 800-826-9274

Tube Bending DW Machinery Sales __________425-827-6931

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Manufacturers Representatives

Randall J. Wilson Industrial Products

7591 642

755 East Debra Lane

Manager

ITS Office, (714) 780-0730

Anaheim. CA 92805

Weld Shop: [7 I 4) 533- 1690

randall@lnnovativetooisaies.com

Fax,

[714] 780-0735

www.innovativetoolsales.com

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Protective Computer Enclosures for the Industrial Environment

www.bytebox.com sales@bytebox.com 888-bytebox

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602-269-5801

CHEMICAL ETCHING ASSEMBLIES Diamond Tool & Die, Inc. ____ 510-534-7050 Acu-Line _____________ 206-634-1618 Matrix Machine _________ 480-966-4451 PMA Photometals ________ 480-773-3239 Prescott’s MFG _________ 719-659-0262 COATING Accuwright Industries ______ 480-892-9595 BENDING Coating Technologies ______ 623-581-2648 Mandrel Coating: Black Oxide Aeroform, Inc. ___________360-403-1919 Coating Technologies ______ 623-581-2648 BK Machine Inc. _________ 801-253-1929 Coating: Dry Film Lube GK Machine ___________ 503-678-5525 Coating Technologies ______ 623-581-2648 Howell Precision _________ 623-582-4776 Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome BONDING Coating Technologies ______ 623-581-2648 Diffusion Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Matrix Machine _________ 480-966-4451 Coating Technologies ______ 623-581-2648 BRAZING COLD SPRAY Precision Casting Repair _____ 801-972-2345 Accuwright Industries ______ 480-892-9595 BROACHING DIE CASTING Ponderosa Ind ___ _______303-298-1801 SMH Inc LLC ___________ 360-341-2226 Specialty Steel Services _____ 801-539-8252 TVT Die Casting _________ 800-280-2278 Turning: Automatic DIES Matrix Machine _________ 480-966-4451 Tool & Dies Micropulse West Inc. _______ 480-966-2300 Castings: Repair Accuwright Industries ______ 480-892-9595 Plastic Injection Molding _____ 509-531-2634 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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EDGING United Performance Metals __ _888-282-3292 EDM EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc _____________586-716-5151 EDM: Drilling Small Hole Layke Inc. ____________ 602-272-2654 Micropulse West, Inc. ______ 480-966-2300 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Micropulse West, Inc. ______ 480-966-2300 Petersen Inc. ___________ 800-410-6789 Wright Prototype_________ 541-924-1203 EDM: Wire Diamond Tool & Die, Inc. ____ 510-534-7050 Micropulse West, Inc. ______ 480-966-2300 Jet Processing ________ 623-869-6749x117 Pacific Tool, Inc. _________ 425-882-1970 Plastic Injection Molding _____ 509-531-2634 ENGINEERING/DESIGN GK Machine ___________ 503-678-5525 Hexatron Engineering ______ 801-363-8010 Lambie Engineering _______ 509-868-3100 Mohawk Metal _________ 541-556-6095

Pacific Tool, Inc. _________ 425-882-1970 Service Steel ___________ 503-224-9500 FABRICATION Fabrication: Sheet Metal Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Aero Tech MFG __________ 801-891-2740 Cygnet Stamping & Fab ______818-240-7574 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc. ____ 510-534-7050 GK Machine ___________ 503-678-5525 Howell Precision _________ 623-582-4776 Metalcraft Industries _______ 720-274-4504 Mohawk Metal _________ 541-556-6095 Mountain View Machine _____ 435-755-0500 Qual-Fab Sheet Metal ______ 206-790-3567 Service Steel ___________ 503-224-9500 SMH Inc LLC ___________ 360-341-2226 Valley Machine Shop, Inc. ____ 425-207-5951 Fabrication: Custom Metal Cygnet Stamping & Fab ______818-240-7574 GK Machine ___________ 503-678-5525 Group Mfg Serv _________ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision _________ 623-582-4776 Industrial Machine Svcs _____ 503-240-0878 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Darrin J. Caschette President

1250 West 124th Ave | Westminster, CO 80234 720-274-4504 | djc@metalcraftind.com www.metalcraftind.com

ISO 9001:2008

Oregon

Washington

www.mohawkmetal.com

Doug Mielenz Sales Manager dmielenz@mohawkmetal.com Cell 541.556.6095 Toll-free 1.855.JIT.SHOP (548.7467)

FINISHING TCI Precision Metals _______ 800-234-5613 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing ________602-438-4443 Arizona Finishing _________602-438-4443 Grinding, Blanchard Coating Technologies ______ 623-581-2648 IndustrialEX ____________ 303-456-6847 Diversified Metal Services ____ 801-972-6093 Superior Grinding ________ 801-487-9700 Potting/Encapsulation Gold Tech Industries _______ 480-968-1930 IndustrialEX ____________ 303-456-6847 TCI Precision Metals _______ 800-234-5613 Galvanizing: Hot Dip TMM Precision __________800-448-9448 Grinding, Centerless FORGINGS Ron Grob Co ___________ 970-667-5320 Glass Bead Clean Aluminum Grinding, Double Disc Byington Steel Treating, Inc. ___408-727-6630 Aluminum Precision ________805-889-7569 TCI Precision Metals _______ 800-234-5613 Coating Technologies ______ 623-581-2648 Hand Forgings Grinding: OD Gold Tech Industries _______ 480-968-1930 Aluminum Precision ________805-889-7569 Pacific Tool, Inc. _________ 425-882-1970 Titanium GK Machine ___________ 503-678-5525 Aluminum Precision ________805-889-7569 Precision Tech __________ 801-285-7288 Liquid Painting Ron Grob Co ___________ 970-667-5320 FORMING Aero Tech MFG __________ 801-891-2740 Superior Grinding ________ 801-487-9700 IndustrialEX ___________ 303-456-6847 Ampco Tubes____________503-320-2705 Grinding: Surface GLASS/OPTICAL MPI International ________956-631-6880 ChemResearch __________ 602-253-4175 Prescott’s MFG __________ 719-659-0262 Passivation Superior Grinding ________ 801-487-9700 GRINDING Coating Technologies _____ _623-581-2648 TCI Precision Metals _______ 800-234-5613 ChemResearch ___________ 602-253-4175 Gold Tech Industries _______ 480-968-1930 Westwood Precision _______ 425-742-7011 Jet Processing ________623-869-6749x117 Industrial Machine Svcs ______503-240-0878 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Mountain View Machine ______435-755-0500 Powder Coating Almar Tools, Inc. _________503-680-9716 Pacific Tool, Inc. __________ 425-882-1970 Aero Tech MFG __________ 801-891-2740 Precision Tech ___________801-285-7288 Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701 FASTENERS/HARDWARE Sandblasting Ron Grob Co ____________970-667-5320 HEAT TREATING Self Clinch ____________ 801-746-2689 Byington Steel Treating, Inc. ___408-727-6630 Superior Grinding _________ 801-487-9700 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 A Z METALWORKER NW • 58 •Feb/March 2013 A Z METALWORKER NW • 58 • Feb/March 2013

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The A2Z Metalworker Regional Manufacturing Magazines are a business development tool for U.S. Manufacturing! The A2Z Metalworker’s focus is...