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Vol. 1, No. 6 Dec/Jan 2011

Pacific Northwest Edition (WA, OR, and N. CA)

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Editors Corner Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ~Oprah Winfrey

 Ring out the old, ring in the new,
 Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
 The year is going, let him go;
 Ring out the false, ring in the true.
 ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850 It’s been quite a year! If we have done well our hope is that we meet this mark or better it, this time next year. If it has been a rough one we will put it gladly behind us and muster up faith in the New Year, that through our efforts and persistence we will be in a better place by this time next year. Either way, we made it, and as with all lessons we can learn to do things differently to make our lives and the lives of the people we associate with, better. The general consensus is; US Manufacturing is getting stronger, jobs are becoming available, and our economy is starting to go in the right direction. Many companies are hiring and many people that have been out of jobs for a while, are obtaining work.The US has a weaker dollar, but this is stimulating US exports and this is good for the US. Other countries have to pay their workers a lot more than they used to and the playing field (fuel, logistics, communication, etc.) is becoming level. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon, importing products from cheaper nations will not be a common practice. The US is poised to become, again, a nation that makes things, exports things, and is an example to the manufacturing industry worldwide. We are all a very big part of this equation. The things we do affect our social and economic circle. The money we spend and where we spend it affects our economy (buy USA). The smile we choose to put on our face can and will infect every person we come in contact with. Every positive thing we do or think will move us toward our positive goal. Remember to lend a hand when someone needs help, it’s the right thing to do! I talked with a machine tool dealer today who is sending one of his valued employees to help another machine tool dealer (who is in need) in a different territory, with their service backlog. This is a great gesture and one that is genuine and an example to us all. Working together, helping each other, with one positive direction. This is the last issue for 2011 and Linda and I look forward to a busy year ahead, full of manufacturing expos, networking events, and visits to your facilities interviewing you and your business team for positive manufacturing news. If you have a positive story or know of a business that might need help getting their name out there to promote their business, let me know and we will work to help them. In closing, Linda & I thank you all very much for being a big part in our U.S. manufacturing community and our regional magazines. We wish you all the very best in the New Year! God bless you all! God bless our troops! 4 • Dec/Jan 2011-2012


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Artcam-Delcam Creative CNC Software This Month’s Shop Profile. Photos provided courtesy from the following companies: (Ring) Michaels Designs (Coin), The Royal Mint (Tank), W.T. Wilson Inc (Stage coach), Moon Beam Mandolins (Guitar) Northcoast Signworks (Enchanted garden & Ladies in garden) Griffin Studios (Shade) Adirondak Studios, (Earrings) Ken Carr. Announcements/Releases..................... 6-10 Shop Profile.......................................1,18-19 Feature Articles................................ 18-19,20 Buyers Guide Equipment......................38-41 Buyers Guide Processes........................42-46 Card Gallery..........................................38-46 Index Of Advertisers..................................46 Editorial.................................... Throughout

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Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable supplier source for the industry. Circulation:The A2Z Metalworker for the Pacific NW has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 8500 people actively engaged in the Metalworking & U.S. Manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 24,000 people. Our readers are based in the Pacific NW! Advertising Rates have not increased since 1999, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished on our webite at: All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.

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GMN USA Announces Superior Spindle Services GMN USA is the North American subsidiary of GMN Germany. GMN is a spindle manufacturer located in Nurnberg, Germany. GMN is a world leader with over 85 years in the manufacture of precision ball bearings and high frequency grinding and milling spindles. The GMN USA facility is located in Farmington, Connecticut where we build and repair GMN spindles as well as most other manufacturers’ spindles. We also offer a full line of spindle support equipment.

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Bryan Crawford of Edge Technologies marks 25 years of selling, installing and servicing Barfeeds Edge Technologies is pleased to announce that Bryan Crawford has marked 25 years in the Barfeed business this fall. Rick Bauer, General and Sales Manager of Edge Technologies says, “Bryan exemplifies the business model that we have established nationwide by having technical salespeople that “get their hands dirty” and work on the products that we sell. What better way is there to know the product and advise to the end users and machine tool salespeople on the best Barfeed for the application?” Edge Technologies is proud to offer advanced productivity solutions for customers’ bar feeding and bar loading needs. They bring to the marketplace superior product lines with very competitive prices. Specializing in CNC lathe automation, Edge Technologies showcases some of the finest bar feeders and short loaders in the world, such as FMB Machinery bar feeders, as well as their own line of economic excellence bar feeders that bear the Edge Technologies name. Rick says, “We are dedicated to the satisfaction of our clientele. We strive for this not only with the high quality of our product lines, but with a commitment to superior customer service.” Please contact your local machine tool dealer for further information or visit our web site at:

Strength for Delcam in theWestern United States Leading CADCAM software developer Delcam wrapped up its Advanced Manufacturing Update Technical Seminars last month with two sessions in California, one at SeekTech in San Diego and a second at Selway Tool in Buena Park. Commenting on the event, Delcam’s VP of Sales for Western United States Christian Briscoe said, “We have added a number of senior account managers over the past year to meet the growing demand for our manufacturing software. We have also expanded our support staff to more than 20 application engineers and strengthened our administrative team. These changes have given us a stronger and more experienced team to serve the western US manufacturing sector.” Briscoe continued “At Delcam, we understand the importance of your investment and believe that you are not just buying CADCAM

software but investing in us. Holding our update technical seminars give us the opportunity to show companies the benefits of their investment in Delcam, the world largest specialist CAM provider with the largest development team in the industry.” Delegates to the meetings saw the new release of Delcam’s PowerSHAPE CAD software for product design, tooling design and reverse engineering. The 2012 version incorporates the first direct modeling capabilities, alongside many improvements to the existing combination of solid, surface and triangle modeling capabilities. Demonstrated in PowerMILL 2012 was flowline machining and how with flowline machining, the toolpath is divided between a pair of drive curves in a constant number of passes, rather than having a varying number of passes with a constant stepover. This produces a better surface finish on the part and minimizes wear on the cutter and the machine tool. Other enhancements include control of the angular point distribution during five-axis machining, new thread milling options and improved workplane editing. It has also been made easier to obtain measurements, including distances, angles and directions, from the part model and enter these values into PowerMILL forms automatically. Shown in FeatureCAM 2012 was how the software has been made even easier to use. A range of keyboard shortcuts have been added and toolpath editing has been made much easier. Other improvements include further developments in the use of stock models to cover 2D features, including bosses, sides and slots, extra options within the tooling database, the ability to automatically counterbore holes before drilling, fully-automated de-burring and chamfering, the possibility to create a negative leave allowance (such as a fitting allowance) for turning or wire EDM to produce undersized features without remodeling, and much improved performance on the largest part files with hundreds of thousands of entities. For further information contact Delcam at 1 877 335 2261 or visit

Chevalier FVM Series:High Precision For Production Of Large Workpieces At A Competitive Price Users of Chevalier’s FVM-3016DCL Series have benefitted from a machine that offers a heavy-duty structure, powerful spindle and state-of-the-art craftsmanship.“The machine is carefully assembled to guarantee superior, dynamic running accuracy,” says Herbert Hou, Chevalier’s national sales manager. “Every step of the manufacturing process involves a high level of quality control, so our customers can be assured that the products

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Announcements Continued they receive from us are the very best available,” Hou says. “After assembling, all Chevalier machines are measured and calibrated by state-of-the-art laser calibration and ball bar test equipment. This ensures precise verification and compensation of the machines, resulting in increased accuracy and repeatability. “From casting to final assembly, each completed section is thoroughly inspected to give our customers the highest level of quality control.” For more information, contact: Herbert Hou of Chevalier Machinery Inc. at (562) 903-1929 or email: or visit us on the web at

Lean Award Winner The trend has been to move manufacturing operations off shore in an effort to stay competitive in today’s world economy. Pacific Metal Stampings, Inc. had a different approach: training, and lots of it. With the assistance of Pamela Welden, Director of the Employee Training Institute at the College of the Canyons, they had over 50% of their employees attend three separate classes consisting of A2Z METALWORKER •

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best money we have ever spent.”

Donald Schlotfelt, President of Pacific Metal Stampings, was initially skeptical but was pleased with the extraordinary results of the Lean training. He said over the last 12 months the thru-put average went from 5 weeks to 3 days. The on time delivery improved by 70%, and work in process has been reduced by 40%, along with a 40% increase in capacity. “We had our doubts, but having College of the Canyons as a partner has been a very rewarding experience. It is the

In recognition of their accomplishments, College of the Canyons President Dianne Van Hook named Pacific Metal Stampings as its Business Partner of the Year. President Van Hook said, “The award recognized Pacific Metal Stampings’ investment in its employees and the accomplishments they achieved.” The City of Santa Clarita also presented Pacific Metal Stampings with a Plaque to commemorate their achievements. Van Hook noted Pacific Metal Stampings’ investment resulted in increased productivity, improved company performance, and generated additional business for the company.

Mazak launches OPTIPLEX 2 Pallet Changer Job Shop Laser The new OPTIPLEX 2D laser-cutting system has been specifically designed to integrate “intelligent” automation features with superior cutting speeds. Automated setup functions maintain optimal cutting conditions and improve real productivity while reducing operator

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Intel, Micron Extend NAND Flash Technology Leadership Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc., announced a new benchmark in NAND flash technology - the world’s first 20 nanometer (nm), 128 gigabit (Gb), multilevel-cell (MLC) device. The companies also announced mass production of their 64Gb 20nm NAND, which further extends the companies’ leadership in NAND process technology. Developed through Intel and Micron’s joint-development venture, IM Flash Technologies (IMFT), the new 20nm monolithic 128Gb device is the first in the industry to enable a terabit (Tb) of data storage in a fingertip-size package by using just eight die. It also provides twice the storage capacity and performance of the companies’ existing 20nm 64Gb NAND device. The 128Gb device meets the high-speed ONFI 3.0 specification to achieve speeds of 333 megatransfers per second (MT/s), providing customers with a more cost-effective solid-state storage solution for today’s slim, sleek product designs, including tablets, smartphones and high-capacity solid-state drives (SSDs.) The companies also revealed that the key to their success with 20nm process technology is due to an innovative new cell structure that enables more aggressive cell scaling than conventional architectures. Their 20nm NAND uses a planar cell structure - the first in A2Z METALWORKER •

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the industry - to overcome the inherent difficulties that accompany advanced process technology, enabling performance and reliability on par with the previous generation.The planar cell structure successfully breaks the scaling constraints of the standard NAND floating gate cell by integrating the first Hi-K/metal gate stack on NAND production. The demand for high-capacity NAND flash devices is driven by three interconnected market trends: data storage growth, the shift to the cloud and the proliferation of portable devices. As digital content continues to grow, users expect that data to be available across a multitude of devices, all synchronized via the cloud. To effectively stream data, servers require high-performance, high-capacity storage that NAND delivers, and storage in mobile devices has consistently grown with increased access to data. High-definition video is one example of an application that requires high-capacity storage, since attempting to stream this type of data can create a poor user experience.

General Atomics Wins Contract General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $15,171,136 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-incentivefee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to support the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system quick reaction capability. Work will be performed in Poway, Calif., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 7, 2012.

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The Boeing Co.’s KC-46 Air Force tanker program will make money, a company spokesman insists, despite a spate of recent coverage suggesting otherwise. “We expect to make money on the KC-46 tanker program,” said Jerry Drelling, Boeing’s Mukilteobased spokesman for the program, in response to questions. “In addition, the KC-46 contract opens additional opportunities, including potential U.S. and international tanker sales and related services for decades to come.” A Bloomberg news story, published in the Washington Post , suggests that the program could exceed its cost ceiling of $4.8 billion for the first 18 aircraft, which would suggest a loss for Boeing for this initial phase. The first 17 tankers fall under the initial Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract to prove to the government that the aircraft and the assembly process are sound before the contract for the balance of the 179 tankers is awarded to Boeing. A2Z METALWORKER •

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11-09-06 PM Here’s what Drelling had to say about Boeing’s progress on the initial 17 in an5:00 official Boeing statement:

“As evidenced by the program milestones we’ve successfully achieved to date, our KC-46 tanker development program is proceeding on cost and on schedule per the contract we were awarded by the U.S. Air Force in February. Our cost estimate to complete Engineering and Manufacturing Development is consistent with our estimate at the time we developed our bid, and there are no additional costs that will accrue to the U.S. government. Our daily, effective cost management and risk mitigation on this program ensures that we’ll deliver the most advanced tanker ever produced for the warfighter at the lowest cost for the taxpayer, while also returning value to Boeing shareholders.”

Solar plane promises new era of flight

With the wingspan of a jumbo jet and a scooter-sized engine, the Solar Impulse is a one of a kind.Thanks to nearly 12,000 solar cells and four electrically-powered propellers, it’s the first aircraft in the world that can fly without any fuel -- day or night. The 63-meter wide, 1,600 kilogram plane is already a record breaker, staying in the air for 26 unbroken hours in 2010. But it’s about more than just flying, says pilot Andre Borschberg.“We want to show what can be done with these technologies,” Borschberg said.

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With fair winds behind them, Piccard and Borschberg are confident that the future of solar flying is bright and that Solar Impulse will soar into the record books, securing their place in aviation history as 21st century pioneers of flight.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract Extension by Royal Australian Air Force Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a four-year extension by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to the existing support contract for the LITENING AT system, used as the RAAF’s Target Designation System for F/A-18 Hornet aircraft (HTDS). Northrop Grumman’s LITENING AT system is a self-contained, multisensor weapon-aiming system that enables fighter pilots to detect, identify, track and designate targets for highly accurate delivery of

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Gary Norwalt isn’t your typical middle school computer teacher. Not by any stretch of the imagination. Gary teaches Computer Technology to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at Colina Middle School in Thousand Oaks, California. He’s been doing this for 22 years now, the last 12 at Colina, where he runs 6 different programs simultaneously. “For one of my more advanced classes, I was looking for a CAD modeling and CNC machining software program that would allow my students to design and make 2 and 3 dimensional art designs.” He continued, “A few years ago, a software company donated a software package that they said would do just that. While the company was very generous in their donation, we just couldn’t use their solution. I have an engineering background, and the software was incredibly complex even to me. The kids just weren’t going to be able to use it.” So Gary started a search on his own and a few years ago, discovered another software package that would work for his middle school students. What he found was ArtCAM a software solution from Delcam, one of the largest CADCAM developers in the world. “To be honest, in my search I didn’t see a lot of other solutions that would work for my needs the way I thought ArtCAM would.” Gary contacted the Delcam marketing department and explained what he wanted to do for the students at Colina Middle School. “It was outstanding - Delcam was so helpful and generous, and it all happened in just a couple of months.” Gary attended a Delcam sponsored training class to learn how to use the software.Then, he and his brother built a wood cutting CNC mini-mill to machine the artistic projects that his students would be making with the ArtCAM software. “My students love working with the ArtCAM software and seeing their artistic designs turn into a reality.Today, the students have a choice of material -- either wood or plastic. ArtCAM is outstanding for both of these types of materials. The students can view the finished pieces on screen, assign different materials to the various parts of the design and view a bitmap image over the 3D relief, all while moving and A2Z METALWORKER •

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rotating the finished product within a fully reflective environment. Luckily we had another company donated a rapid prototype 3-D printer to us, so we can now take the ArtCAM software and import it directly into the 3-D printer. ArtCAM exports easily into STL, as well as generating tool paths to a CNC.” He continued, “My students love working the ArtCAM software. One of the major benefits is in how user friendly it really is.They can pick it up very easily.They additionally enjoy seeing the CAD models turn into an actual part in the Advanced Computer Lab where they are also learning machining.” “The kids get really fired up about this software, and the projects they make with their own hands. I know we’re teaching the right things to our students when I see the look of excitement on their faces! We have a number of kids who will be very adept with CAD software when they enter the job market in years to come. They will additionally be familiar with machining which opens up a whole other market segment for them.” In summary, Gary would like to convey a few important pieces of information: a) Thank you to Delcam for developing a software solution that is both advanced in its functionality while user friendly enough to teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade students b) Reach out to any machinist who is willing to spend a few hours helping him and the students to get better at machining to contact him at (In fact, he encourages machinists throughout the United States to partner with a school). c) Encourage donations of any kind, that will help him to continue to teach cool “techy” subjects to middle school children. After all, these could be the next generation of machinists, programmers, and engineers! To find out more about ArtCAM, go to & learn more about at Delcam at

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Most of the jobs hard to fill are for skilled trades, Internet technology, engineers, sales representatives and machine operators.

Yet American colleges are producing fewer math and science graduates as students favor social sciences, whose workload is perceived to be manageable, leading to a skills mismatch.

Math, engineering, technology and computer science students accounted for about 11.1 percent of college graduates in 1980, according to government data.That share dropped to about 8.9 percent in 2009.

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An aging population of skilled workers is adding to the problem. As the baby boomers retire, there are fewer skilled workers available to replace them.

“Many of the younger kids that are coming out of college have been discouraged to go into manufacturing,” said Dennis Bray, president and CEO of Contour Precision Group.

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Technology giant Siemens Corp., the U.S. arm of Germany’s Siemens AG , has over 3,000 jobs open all over the country. More than half require science, technology, engineering and math-related skills.

Other companies report job vacancies that range from six to 200, with some positions open for at least nine months.

Manufacturing is hurt by a dearth of skilled workers.

 “What we have been saying for quite a while is that even though there is a high unemployment rate, it’s very difficult to find skilled people,” said Jeff Owens, president of ATS, a manufacturing consulting services company.

A survey by ManpowerGroup found that a record 52 percent of U.S. employers have difficulty filling critical positions within their organizations – up from 14 percent in 2010.

 Owens said his company, which counts manufacturing behemoths Caterpillar and Motorola among its clients, has at any given time about 200 open positions.

“We are pro-actively working to fill them. It can take 90 to a hundred days, probably, to fill them,” he told Reuters. “We are creating jobs. We just don’t necessarily have the right people to fill them.”

 On average, companies usually take seven weeks to fill job openings.


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Contour Precision, based in Clover, South Carolina, does contract work for the energy and aerospace industries. It is currently looking for six technicians. It has had positions open since last year.

Unemployment in manufacturing is at 8.4 percent, below the overall rate of 9.1 percent. According to the Labor Department’s latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey, there were 240,000 open jobs in manufacturing in August up 38.7 percent from a year ago.

The problem is sufficiently serious that businesses are pushing Congress to address the issue of visas and help them hire more high-skilled foreigners.


 These companies’ inability to fill open jobs suggests that part of the unemployment problem confronting the nation could be more of a structural nature rather than a downturn in the business cycle.

Two years after the end of the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s, about 14 million Americans are still unemployed.

In September, nearly 45 percent of them had been out of work for six months or more. The longer people are out of the workforce, the more dated their skills become, making it even harder to reintegrate them into the labor market.

 The types of jobs available are also changing.

Medium-skilled repetitive tasks that can be computerized continue to disappear. First, it was from from the factory floor, but it also affects the back office, where processing and support jobs are declining.

The strongest job growth is concentrated in healthcare and the scientific, technical and computer fields, which usually require at least a post-secondary education.
“The old jobs are not coming back.We need to invest in education and training to get people prepared to fill these high-skilled, high-wage jobs of the future,” said Eric Spiegel, president and CEO of Siemens Corp.

Siemens is recruiting in states where unemployment is high. Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey, California,

Illinois, Georgia and New York have jobless rates that range from 8 percent to 12.1 percent.

According to the Conference Board, workers with computer and math or science skills have a far better chance of getting a job, with one worker applying for every three of these types of jobs advertised. In contrast, there are roughly three people for every advertised job in sales.



“We have found that veterans have extensive technical training and experience that they gain through military service, and these skills are extremely valuable to us and match up well with many of our over 3,000 open positions,” Spiegel said.

Siemens has hired 450 military veterans so far this year.

Others are teaming up with professional bodies like the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), which has developed online courses to support its members.

Few of the thousands of jobs open in the manufacturing sector are lowwage positions.

Workers at the very low levels can earn as much as $30 an hour, with annual salaries for engineers ranging from $75,000 to $100,000. At Siemens, the average potential salary offered for its open positions is $89,000 a year.

 Manufacturing lost its appeal during the 1990s when companies started moving production to Asian countries like China, in search of cheap labor. But rising wages in China are forcing some companies to bring production back home.

Although manufacturing accounts for about 12 percent of U.S. gross domestic product and about 10 percent of total non-farm employment, it has been the main pillar of support for the economy and one of the highest-paying sectors.

 The shortage of skilled workers is also compounded by the depressed housing market, which is making it tough for Americans to relocate to where the jobs are.

The housing market crash has left many people with home loans owing financial institutions more than what their houses are worth, making it difficult for them to sell.

In hopes of addressing the skills gap, companies such as Siemens and ATS are turning to the military, targeting veterans. Siemens is embarking on apprenticeship programs, while ATS is running training programs for young people.

“We are not filling the pipeline with enough candidates for these positions. This problem has been ongoing for the last three or four years,” said Mark Tomlinson, CEO of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

 But the long-term solution lies in revamping the nation’s education system to meet the current challenges and invest more in vocational training, industry leaders say.

 “Often people say we do have vocational training, but it’s geared towards yesterday’s technology and yesterday’s job opportunities,” said ATS’s Owens. “I am not sure the educators are on the mark with what exactly needs to be taught for today’s environment.” A2Z METALWORKER •

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For Nelson and other teachers, the challenge is to make math relate to students’ potential careers. Barry Grall explained how he uses math in his role as a tool designer for C&D Zodiac. He walked the students through the process of building a tool mold via computer-assisted design. Grall showed how he added triangle shapes to the build-up of an aircraft ramp door to add strength to the primarily flat object.“You don’t have to know all the math formulas for doing this,” he said. “But you need to have exposure to the mathematical tools to be able to use them.” At another stop on the tour at C&D Zodiac, students learned about non-destructive testing, in which ultrasonic waves are used to see whether a slab of composite material has internal flaws. Using a different machine nearby, sophomore Colin Henry got to try out a long, tube-shaped instrument, tracing it along a metal part. The tool helps C&D Zodiac workers measure complex shapes that would be difficult, if not impossible, to measure with hand tools. Henry said he found the tour of C&D Zodiac interesting. Although he enjoys math, Henry said he isn’t sure what type of career he’ll pursue. The students, who were mostly sophomores, will need to a make a decision about which math classes to take next year, based on their anticipated career path, Nelson said. If they plan to go to college, they’ll likely take advanced algebra or pre-calculus. If they plan to pursue a skilled trade, they could take computer assisted design. The field trip “gets them out of the classroom and gives them an idea of the opportunities out there,” he said.


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Gene Moomey, production operations manager at C&D Zodiac, showed the students the landing gear panels the company builds for C-17 military transport aircraft.When originally designed, the panels

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Trips like the one taken by Arlington High School math students fit in with the push for more attention to STEM education, Nelson said. Freshmen students Michaela Bonine and Grace Matson are taking some advanced placement courses and went along on the field trip. “I thought it was very interesting,” Matson said.Matson wants to pursue a career as a writer but says she feels like she should have some other skills. She’s also interested in computer science. Bonine envisions a career in life sciences but noted “math is supposed to be the language of the universe.”




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The departments of Agriculture and the Navy announced plans to buy 450,000 gallons of non-food biofuels -- at a cost of $16 per gallon -- in what will be the largest federal purchase of biofuels in U.S. history.

The fuel will power planes and the surface ships of the “Great Green Fleet Carrier Strike Force” in summer 2012 exercises off Hawaii.The carrier itself is nuclear-powered.

The purchase is being authorized by an executive order under the Obama administration’s “we can’t wait” campaign.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said the Navy’s led the way in power innovation -- from sail to coal, coal to diesel, diesel to nuclear, and now to biofuel. Aircraft and ships will use a 50-50 blend of biofuel and conventional fuel.

Administration officials gave no indication why they’re not going through Congress, instead using a program that was established to promote rapid job growth by bypassing congressional debate. Two companies will participate in the program -- Louisiana-based Dynamic Fuels, a joint venture of Tyson foods and Syntroleum Corp, which makes biofuel from used cooking oil; and California based Solazyme, which makes fuel from algae.

The demonstration project is aimed at commercial aviation as well as the Defense Department. Commercial aviation uses 12 billion to 13 billion gallons of fuel a year and officials say biofuel blends or substitutes would be more easily distributed through 30 to 40 airports than trying to distribute it through auto gas stations to offset gasoline use by drivers. A2Z METALWORKER •

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But how will this save the Pentagon and the Marines time and money? Initial research and development costs should drop significantly, since all a prime contractor has to do is pony up the award money for each challenge. Having multiple teams working on a single challenge means multiple design ideas and theories can be tested simultaneously. The trial-and-error cycle that so often bogs down R&D work would be truncated significantly.The prime contractor can skim the best design ideas from the various challenges and put them into the vehicle. In theory, R&D and design integration costs and schedules drop to virtually nothing. Add in DARPA’s virtual design simulation and open-source database, and costs drop even more. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos has famously claimed he wants to drive an ACV prototype into the Potomac River before his stint as commandant ends. If FANG works, the four-star general could be in deep water -- in a good way -- sooner than he thinks. A2Z METALWORKER •

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Business jet market expected to start picking up in 2012 A Cessna Citation Mustang. A new forecast predicts that the top three producers of business jets in the next 10 years in terms of volume will be Cessna Aircraft, followed by Embraer and Bombardier. The worst of the downturn in the business jet market is over, according to a new forecast by Forecast International. The market for business jet production is expected to show some minor improvement next year, signaling the start of a gradual — but potentially long-lasting — market recovery, the forecast said. “Business jet production in 2012 will show some minor improvement over 2011, but more substantial growth in build rates will have to wait until 2013,” Raymond Jaworowski, Forecast International senior aerospace analyst, said in a statement. The forecast projects demand for 10,907 business jets valued at $230.3 billion in the 10 years from 2011 to 2020. Next year, production is expected to total 728 planes. But production isn’t expected to return to 2008 levels, a record for the market at 1,313 jets, until 2018.

Still, business aircraft usage is up, the market for used business jets has stabilized and corporate profits are strong, the forecast said. Business jet manufacturers have a number of new jets in development, such as Cessna’s Citation M2 and Latitude, Bombardier’s Global 7000 and 8000, and Gulfstream’s G650. The manufacturers hope the new models will benefit from improved market conditions and will contribute to the recovery by stimulating demand, Jaworowski wrote in the report. The forecast predicts that the top three producers of business jets in the next 10 years in terms of volume will be Cessna Aircraft, followed by Embraer and Bombardier. By value of production, the top three companies are expected to be Gulfstream, Bombardier and Dassault, all of which build larger, more expensive, business aircraft. Honeywell Aerospace’s annual forecast released in October forecasts similar numbers of jets. Honeywell also projects 2011 to be the trough for business jet deliveries, followed by modest growth for the next few years.The outlook projects demand for 10,000 business jets over 10 years, with half of them delivered in the next five years. It predicts that it will be the end of the decade before demand returns to pre-recession levels. Honeywell projected deliveries for 2012 to reach about 700, up from 600 to 650 this year. A2Z METALWORKER •

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In a standard large gasification plant, whether for chemical or power production, the gasifier section is typically several stories tall. The whole plant is very complex and expensive. The PWR technology is able to reduce the size by 90% and all the associated infrastructure cost and complexity comes down. “Using our technology will enable a power or chemical plant owner to reduce their capital and operating cost by 25%,” Stevenson says. The technology difference comes from Rocketdyne’s expertise in very high energy density, high thermal and high pressure environments from decades of space work. PWR’s gasification technology has been demonstrated at their pilot plant in Chicago; a facility that has run coal at a rate of 18 to 20 tons per day for over a year with over 700 hr of testing to prove the technological feasibility of their process. Stevenson says that the next step is building a working demonstration plant that will be 20 times larger and run 400 or more tons of coal per day. “ExxonMobil has been a key development partner through this pilot plant test program and remains enthusiastic about the prospects for this technology. We are also looking at various additional partners who can host this plant at a location that is suitable for us. We will essentially be building a new plant. I say ‘essentially’ because it will most likely be married up to a larger existing commercial facility to reduce the overall cost,” Stevenson says.











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Somon receives its second 737-900ER Airbus Air Military begins final assembly of with the Boeing Sky Interior first A400M Boeing’s Next-Generation (extended range) reached Airbus Military has begun737-900ER final assembly of the first A400M, to100 be deliveries deliveryAir thisForce weekintolate Tajikistan-based delivered with to thea French 2012 or early Somon 2013. Air. To date, thethe737-900ER has logged orders last from 16 customers. Following launch of A400M series 414 production February, Airbus The Next-Generation 737 family (all models) has won for Military reported last month that it has begun final assembly orders of the first more than 6,000 andtoBoeing has delivered more than 3,800. A400M that will airplanes be delivered a customer — the French Air Force. “Airlines around areknown recognizing the superior The fuselage forthe theworld aircraft, as MSN7, arrived atperformance the final asand operating economics of the Next-Generation 737-900ER,” said sembly line in Seville (Spain) on board an Airbus Beluga. The wings Beverly Wyse, 737some vice days president manager.of“Itthe offers the and nose arrived earlierand andgeneral the integration central best seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane which is especially box and outer wings has already begun. important with today’s high fuel prices.” France will receive its first A400M military airlifter around the turn The Next-Generation 737-900ER is a short-to-medium range twinjet of the year 2012-2013. Eight serial A400M aircraft are already at difthat increases the capability of the Next-Generation 737 family. The ferent stages of production. higher-capacity, longer-range derivative of the 737-900 was launched in July 2005 with an order for 30 airplanes from Indonesia’s Lion Air The A400M is a composites-intensive, all-new military airlifter, deand introduced into service in April 2007. signed to fly higher, faster and further, while retaining high manoeuvrability, low speed, and short, soft and rough airfield capabilities. The Next-Generation 737-900ER replaces the larger, single-aisle Boeing 757, which ceased production in 2004. The 737-900ER is Northrop Grumman capable of operating more than 90Wins percent Contract of the 757 twin-engine’s routes yet at a much lower operating cost. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $12, 271,991 cost-plus-award-fee contract180 modification The 737-900ER is the longest 737, typically carrying passengersfor in the Multi Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program radar system a two-class layout with an exit limit certified for up to 220 passengers development and demonstration for integration with the Global Hawk in a single-class configuration. Block 40 Program. The Electronic Systems Center, Aerial Ground Surveillance Systems Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is Somon Air, based in Dushanbe,Tajikistan, is the country’s first private the contracting activity. full-service carrier. This is the airline’s second 737-900ER delivered with the Boeing Sky Interior.

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These final, percolating orders follow a giant order placed in July by now-bankrupt American Airlines for 460 single-aisle jets worth up to $40 billion split between Boeing and Airbus. In August, Delta Air Lines said it ordered 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER airplanes. There has been a long-expected avalanche of orders from U.S. carriers, which are craving fuel-efficient airplanes to replenish their fleets as the industry recovers from the years-long downturn. United, Southwest and FedEx all declined to comment on potentialpending orders. Boeing also declined to comment on talks with customers. Southwest Airlines Chief Executive Gary Kelly said in late October 800.446.3569

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Phil Krull, managing director of Embraer Executive Aircraft, said, “This flight clearly shows that our Melbourne team is ready to carry on seamless production of the Embraer Phenom 100 with the same level of excellence as our colleagues in Brazil.”

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Lockheed Martin Lockheed has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of the U.S. Air Force’s second Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-2) satellite. The milestone represents the spacecraft’s most significant achievement to-date on the path to launch. SBIRS satellites deliver vastly improved missile warning capabilities for the nation while simultaneously improving the military’s missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness mission areas. During thermal vacuum testing, SBIRS GEO-2 was thoroughly tested at the extreme hot and cold temperatures it will experience in space to verify its functionality and performance. Thermal vacuum testing represents the last of several critical environmental test phases that validate the overall satellite design, quality of workmanship and survivability during space vehicle launch and on-orbit operations.

Small Manufacturers Pushing Into Foreign Markets US Export-Import Bank “approved more than $32 billion in export financing in the 12 months through September, with more than $6 billion of the total going to support overseas sales for small businesses. That figure is up from $24.5 billion for the 12 months ended September 2010.” Fred P. Hochberg, chairman and president of the Ex-Im Bank, noted that “while the recession has left US economic growth straggling at less than 3 percent, annual growth in such emerging economies as China, India, Brazil, and Turkey is ticking along at 7 percent or higher.” However, the article noted, “One of the factors providing momentum to US exporters in recent years has been a relatively weak dollar. But as the European Union struggles with a widening financial crisis, many predict that the US dollar will again become a ‘safe haven’ currency.”

First Flight Of US-Built Phenom 100 Business Jet Goes Well Flight International reported, “Embraer says there were no anomalies in the 2.5h first flight of a US-built Phenom 100 business jet from the Melbourne international airport on 8 December, marking a troublefree start for the company’s first US-based production plant there.” During the test, the plane “flew to its maximum certificated altitude of 41,000ft and to its maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.7.” A2Z METALWORKER •

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“The GEO-2 team has done a tremendous job in utilizing lessons learned from GEO-1 in order to streamline the GEO-2 test schedule and deliver this essential asset to the user as quickly as possible,” said Colonel Troy Brashear, the SBIRS Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program Manager. “The SBIRS government and industry team understands the importance of the SBIRS mission and is committed to delivering this spacecraft efficiently to provide life-saving capabilities to the warfighters.” Lockheed Martin will now perform final factory work on the satellite and execute a series of integrated spacecraft and system tests to ensure the vehicle is ready for flight. GEO-2 will then be delivered to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station where it will undergo final processing and preparation for launch aboard an Atlas V launch vehicle. “With the completion of environmental testing on GEO-2, the government and industry team is well positioned to deliver this vital spacecraft for launch,” said Dave Sheridan, Lockheed Martin’s SBIRS deputy program director. “As we continue building dedicated SBIRS satellites and hosted payloads, we are committed to driving even greater efficiency and affordability into the program while delivering maximum value to the government.” SBIRS GEO satellites include highly sophisticated scanning and staring sensors that deliver improved infrared sensitivity and a reduction in area revisit times over the heritage constellation. The scanning sensor provides a wide area surveillance of missile launches and natural phenomena across the earth, while the staring sensor can be tasked to observe smaller areas of interest with superior sensitivity. The dual independent sensors enhance early warning of missile launches around the globe, support the nation’s ballistic missile defense system, for warfighters on the battlefield.



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Trade Deficit Shrinks To $43.5 Billion In October The US economy, which has been picking up steam recently, got another boost from the latest trade numbers. The Commerce Department said that the nation’s trade deficit in October narrowed to $43.5 billion, the lowest level since December 2010.

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Mark Harris Machine Services Inc. PROVIDING

Hans Barnes President

4114 B Place NW Unit 105 Auburn, WA 98001


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Machinery P.O. Box 1603 Bellevue, WA 98009-1603

phone: (425) 827-6931 (800) 254-0415 fax: (425) 827-6938

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Ian M. Ouarders Sales Manager

Bob Herling Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer



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Carlos R. Lugo Sales Manager




(206) 583-2333 Fax (206) 583-0698 Cell (206) 898-6900

1222 S. Weller St. Seattle, WA 98144

Terrance A Moody President & CEO

Metal Service Center Inc. 2301 Industrial Pkwy, Unit 4 Hayward, CA 94545

Vince Selway


Phone: 206-650-8999 Fax: 360-651-2488 E-mail:

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EDM Filtration Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 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 Tooling 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 Used Wire EDM Machines Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network______ 480-836-1782 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_____847-593-8420 Manual Lift Off Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_____847-593-8420 Manual Rotory Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_____847-593-8420


























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Arrow Sheet Metal Prod____ 303-427-6419 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.___ 510-534-7050 Mountain View Machine_ __ 435-755-0500 Solid Form Fabrication_ ___ 503-435-1400 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 Fabrication: Custom Metal Arrow Sheet Metal Prod____ 303-427-6419 Solid Form Fabrication_ ___ 503-435-1400 VACCO Industries_ _____ 626-443-7121 Group Mfg Serv________ 480-966-3952 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 Weiser/Mile High Precision___303-280-2778 Wrico_ ____________ 480-892-7800

Fabrication: METCO Metal Finishing____ 602-276-4120 Medium & Large Sandblasting BK Machine Inc. _ ______801-253-1929 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ 408-727-6630 Group Mfg Serv________ 480-966-3952 Silk Screening Weiser/Mile High Precision___303-280-2778 Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 FASTENERS/HARDWARE IndustrialEX________ 303-456-6847 Self Clinch____________ 801-746-2689 Potting/Encapsulation FINISHING IndustrialEX________ 303-456-6847 Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 GALVANIZING Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 METCO Metal Finishing_____ 602-276-4120 GRINDING Seattle Polishing & Plating___253-804-0160 ChemResearch_ _______ 602-253-4175 Galvanizing: Hot Dip Get An Edge___________ 425-355-9593 TMM Precision _ ________800-448-9448 Mountain View Machine_ __ 435-755-0500 Glass Bead Clean Pacific Tool Inc._ _______ 425-882-1970 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Precision Tech_________ 801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co__________ 970-667-5320 Liquid Painting Superior Grinding_______ 801-487-9700 IndustrialEX________ 303-456-6847 TCI Precision Metals______ 800-234-5613 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Grinding, Blanchard Passivation Coating Technologies_ ___ _623-581-2648 Diversified Metal Services___ 801-972-6093 Jet Processing_______623-869-6749x117 Superior Grinding_______ 801-487-9700

TCI Precision Metals______ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co__________ 970-667-5320 Grinding, Double Disc TCI Precision Metals______ 800-234-5613 Grinding: OD Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 Precision Tech_________ 801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co__________ 970-667-5320 Superior Grinding_______ 801-487-9700 Grinding: Surface ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Quality Mold_ ________ 480-892-5480 Superior Grinding_______ 801-487-9700 Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Get An Edge___________ 425-355-9593 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 A2Z METALWORKER

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Shawn Carlin

W Marjorie Langton President

J&M Machine, LLC 1703 NE 43rd Street Renton, WA 98056 Phone: 425-204-0848 Fax: 425-204-0850 Email:

CNC Machining and Manufacturing Since 1968






510 534-7050 Ext 215 Fax 510 534-0454


508 29th Avenue Oakland, CA 94601 USA



ENGINEERING/DESIGN Nuclear Filter Tech_____303-384-9785 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc.______602-437-8995 FABRICATION Fabrication: Sheet Metal

Arrow Sheet Metal Prod____ 303-427-6419 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.___ 510-534-7050 Mountain View Machine_ __ 435-755-0500 Solid Form Fabrication_ ___ 503-435-1400 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 Fabrication: Custom Metal Arrow Sheet Metal Prod____ 303-427-6419 Solid Form Fabrication_ ___ 503-435-1400 VACCO Industries_ _____ 626-443-7121 Group Mfg Serv________ 480-966-3952 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Wrico_ ____________ 480-892-7800 A Z METALWORKER • 44 • Dec/Jan 2011-2012 2

Fabrication: METCO Metal Finishing____ 602-276-4120 Medium & Large Sandblasting BK Machine Inc. _ ______801-253-1929 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ 408-727-6630 Group Mfg Serv________ 480-966-3952 Silk Screening Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 FASTENERS/HARDWARE IndustrialEX________ 303-456-6847 Potting/Encapsulation Self Clinch____________801-746-2689 IndustrialEX_ _______ 303-456-6847 FINISHING GALVANIZING Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 GRINDING METCO Metal Finishing_____602-276-4120 ChemResearch_ ______ 602-253-4175 Seattle Polishing & Plating__ 253-804-0160 Get An Edge__________________ Galvanizing: Hot Dip 425-355-9593 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Mountain View Machine_ __ 435-755-0500 Glass Bead Clean Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ 408-727-6630 Precision Tech_________ 801-285-7288 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Ron Grob Co__________ 970-667-5320 Liquid Painting Superior Grinding_______ 801-487-9700 IndustrialEX________ 303-456-6847 TCI Precision Metals______ 800-234-5613 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Grinding, Blanchard Passivation Diversified Metal Services___ 801-972-6093 Coating Technologies_ ___ _623-581-2648 Superior Grinding_______ 801-487-9700 Jet Processing_______623-869-6749x117 TCI Precision Metals______ 800-234-5613

Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co__________ 970-667-5320 Grinding, Double Disc TCI Precision Metals______ 800-234-5613 Grinding: OD Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 Precision Tech_________ 801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co__________ 970-667-5320 Superior Grinding_______ 801-487-9700 Grinding: Surface ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Quality Mold_ ________ 480-892-5480 Superior Grinding_______ 801-487-9700 Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Get An Edge___________425-355-9593 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 HEAT TREATING Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ 408-727-6630 Phoenix Heat Treating_ ___ 602-258-7751 Cryogenics Phoenix Heat Treating_ ___ 602-258-7751 Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ 408-727-6630 Heat Treating/Aerospace Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ 408-727-6630

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Laser Cutting Wrico_ ____________ 480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Micro VACCO Industries_ _____ 626-443-7121 Laser Cutting: 3D E-Coat MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 EMI/RFI Shielding IndustrialEX________ 303-456-6847 Laser Engraving PMA Photometals_______ 480-773-3239 VACCO Industries_ _____ 626-443-7121 Laser Marking PMA Photometals_______ 480-773-3239 VACCO Industries_ _____ 626-443-7121 Precision Etched Parts PMA Photometals_______ 480-773-3239 VACCO Industries_ _____ 626-443-7121

Matrix Machine________ 480-966-4451 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______602-437-8995 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Pacific Tool, Inc.________ 425-882-1970 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8845 Ron Grob Co__________ 970-667-5320 TVT Die Casting_ _______ 800-280-2278 Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011 Machining: Chemical Acu-Line____________ 206-634-1618 Machining: CNC Acu Spec, Inc_ ________ 408-748-8600 Advanced Mfg Services_ ___ 310-320-2897 3rd Gen Machine_ ______ 435-794-4980 BK Machine Inc. _ ______801-253-1929 Britz Machine & Design____ 509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 Matrix Machine________ 480-966-4451

Micropulse West, Inc._ ___ 480-966-2300

METCO Metal Finishing_____602-276-4120 SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 Wrico_ ____________ 480-892-7800 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc_______602-437-8995 PROCESSING: METAL Molds: Plastic Injection Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______602-437-8995

Acid Pickle MPI International________ 956-631-6880

Molds Steel Arizona Finishing______ 602-438-4443 Jet Processing______623-869-6749x117 Mil Spec Painting IndustrialEX________ 303-456-6847

Chemical LA Specialties__________ 602-269-7612 MPI International________ 956-631-6880 Seattle Polishing & Plating_ __ 253-804-0160

NAME PLATES Acu-Line____________ 206-634-1618 PMA Photometals_______ 480-773-3239 UID Tags (Boeing Approved) PMA Photometals_______ 480-773-3239

Plating Alodine MPI International________ 956-631-6880 Phosphate MPI International________ 956-631-6880 Polishing Gold Tech Industries_ ____ 480-968-1913

PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition)

Aluminum Micro-Tronics, Inc______ 602-437-8995 Pacific Tool, Inc.________ 425-882-1970 Advanced Coating_______ 562-402-0005 Seastrom_ ___________ 800-634-2356 Chromium Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 Advanced Coating_______ 562-402-0005 Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011 DLC (Diamond) MACHINING Machining: Large Advanced Coating_______ 562-402-0005 Acu Spec, Inc_ ________ 408-748-8600 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 Molybdenum Advanced Mfg Services_ ___ 310-320-2897 Advanced Coating_______ 562-402-0005 Machining: Turning 3rd Gen Machine_______435-794-4980 Titanium BK Machine Inc. _ ______801-253-1929 Acu Spec, Inc_ ________ 408-748-8600 Advanced Mfg Services_ ___ 310-320-2897 Advanced Coating_______ 562-402-0005 Britz Machine & Design____ 509-457-2800 3rd Gen Machine_ ______ 435-794-4980 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 Zirconium BK Machine Inc. _ ______801-253-1929 Advanced Coating_______ 562-402-0005 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.___ 510-534-7050 Britz Machine & Design____ 509-457-2800 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 PLATING Matrix Machine________ 480-966-4451 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 ChemResearch_ _______602-253-4175 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ____ 303-384-9785 Faustson___________ 303-420-7422 Gold Tech Industries_ ____ 480-968-1913 Pacific Tool, Inc.________ 425-882-1970 Pacific Tool, Inc.________ 425-882-1970 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8845 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8845 METCO Metal Finishing____ 602-276-4120 Premier Precision_______ 623-466-3156 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Anodizing Ron Grob Co__________ 970-667-5320 Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011 ChemResearch_ _______602-253-4175 Seastrom______________800-634-2356 Machining: Turning Large St. Vrain____________303-702-1529 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 METCO Metal Finishing_____602-276-4120 Solid Form Fabrication_ ___ 503-435-1400 Premier Precision_______ 623-466-3156 MANUFACTURING TVT Die Casting_ _______ 800-280-2278 Acu Spec, Inc_ ________ 408-748-8600 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ __801-972-2146 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 Advanced Mfg Services_ ___ 310-320-2897 Chrome Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011 BK Machine Inc. _ ______801-253-1929 Gold Tech Industries_ ____ 480-968-1913 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 Machining: 5-Axis Seattle Polishing & Plating___253-804-0160 St. Vrain____________303-702-1529 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.___ 510-534-7050 Gold Group Mfg Serv_______ 480-966-3952 Gold Tech Industries_ ____ 480-968-1913 Machining: Aerospace Pacific Tool, Inc.________ 425-882-1970 Seattle Polishing & Plating___253-804-0160 St. Vrain____________ 303-702-1529 Premier Precision_______ 623-466-3156 Tin / Zinc Plate TVT Die Casting_ _______ 800-280-2278 Machining: R & D Milling Gold Tech Industries_ ____ 480-968-1913 Acu Spec, Inc_ ________ 408-748-8600 Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011 METCO Metal Finishing_____602-276-4120 Contract: Production Advanced Mfg Services_ ___ 310-320-2897 PRECISION FORMING BK Machine Inc. _ ______801-253-1929 Laser Concepts Inc._____ 801-280-7723 Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 METALIZING Britz Machine & Design____ 509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 Accuwright Industries____ 480-892-9595 Pacific Tool, Inc_ _______ 425-882-1970

Seattle Polishing & Plating_ __ 253-804-0160 PUNCHING Group Manufacturing Serv__ 480-966-3952 Pacific Tool, Inc_ _______ 425-882-1970 Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 SANDBLASTING Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ 408-727-6630 SIGNS Acu-Line____________ 206-634-1618 PMA Photometals_______ 602-278-7800 Solid Form Fabrication_ ___ 503-435-1400 SPLINES Specialty Steel Services____801-539-8252 SPRAY:METAL,PLASMA Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 SPRINGS SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 STAMPING PRECISION Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 Pacific Metal Stampings____ 661-257-7656 Seastrom_ ___________ 800-634-2356 SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 Weiser/Mile High Prec._ 303280-2778 Stamping: Aerospace Pacific Metal Stampings____ 661-257-7656 Stamping: Bending Pacific Metal Stampings____ 661-257-7656 Stamping:Design Pacific Metal Stampings____ 661-257-7656 SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 Weiser/Mile High Prec._ 303280-2778 Stamping:Flat Forming SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 A Z METALWORKER • 45 • Dec/Jan 2011-2012 2

Stamping: Light Pacific Metal Stampings____ 661-257-7656 Seastrom_ __________ 800-634-2356 SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Short Run Pacific Metal Stampings____ 661-257-7656 SWISS SCREW MCHG. Acu Spec, Inc_ ________ 408-748-8600 3rd Gen Machine_ ______ 435-794-4980 Howard PMP _ _________801-808-4106 Lewis Aerospace_ _____ 877-254-2024 Ron Grob Co__________ 970-667-5320 Seastrom_ __________ 800-634-2356 Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011

TESTING Testing: Non-Destructive Blanchard Metals Proc.____ 801-972-5590 Jet Processing_______623-869-6749x117 Pilkington Metal Finishing__ 801-972-2146 Premier Precision_______ 623-466-3156 THERMAL SPRAY Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 TOOL & DIE Wrico_ ____________ 480-892-7800 TOOL Cutting & Grinding Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8845 TOOLING Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934

Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.___ 510-534-7050 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 Mountain View Machine_ __ 435-755-0500 Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 TUBE CUTTING Mountain View Machine_ __ 435-755-0500 Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Solid Form Fabrication_ ___ 503-435-1400 WATERJET CUTTING Weiser/Mile High Prec._ _303280-2778 Britz Machine & Design____ 509-457-2800 Welding: Aluminum Medium & Large Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Marzee Inc.________ 602-269-5801 Welding: Precision Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Solid Form Fabrication_ ___ 503-435-1400 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Weiser/Mile High Prec._ _303280-2778 WELDING Welding: MIG-TIG Arrow Sheet Metal Prod____ 303-427-6419 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod____ 303-427-6419 Britz Machine & Design____ 509-457-2800 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789

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ABS Quality Evaluations...16


Marshall Tool and Supply...32,38


EDM Network...24,39

Marzee Inc...26,42

Acu Spec, Inc....43

EDM Performance Access..38,39

Matrix Machine...43,44


Edge Technologies...40


Advanced Coating Tech...42

Ellis Machinery....17

MC Machinery...17

Advanced Mfg Services...42


Metal Service Center...14,38,40

All World Machinery..8,38

Fadal CNC ...27,39

Metco Metal Finishing...43

Arizona Finishing...44


Micro 100...22,39

Arrow Sheet Metal...44


Micropulse West...44

AR Tools & Machinery...11

Flow International...33,38


Band Saw Blades...48

Ganesh Machinery...38

Midaco Corporation...34,40

BK Machine...44

Get An Edge...41

Mountain View Machining...42


Global EDM Supply...39


Blaser Swisslube...2


North-South Machinery...17,39

Britz Machine & Design...42

Gold Tech...45

Northwestern Machinery...40

Byington Steel Treating...43

Great Western Registrar...41



Group Manufacturing...43


Central Valley Machine...43

Hallidie ...40




Pacific Metal Stampings...32,42

Chevalier USA...39


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Clark Machinery...40


Petersen Inc...42

CNC Machine Services...39

Hilton Tool...42


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Hogue Precision...40

Phoenix Heat Treat...44

Coastal Metals...30,41

Howard PMP...43

Pinnacle Precision...44

Coating Technologies...43


PMA Photometals...26,42

Colina Middle School...1,18-19

Innovative Tool Sales...43

Powerhaus Precision...44

Composites Mfg...29

Intech Funding...9

Premier Precision...42

Cutting Tool Control...2,38

J&M Machine...44


Cygnet Stamping...44

Jorgenson Machine Tools...40

Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...41

DCM Tech...16,38

KD Capital...39

Ron Grob...43


KMT Waterjet...38


Desert EDM Sales...40

LMI Machinery...40

SME, Composites Expo...29

Diamond Tool & Die, Inc...44

Machine Toolworks, Inc...5,39

S.L. Fusco...47


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