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Vol. 2, No. 1 Feb/March 2012

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

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Samuel Aerospace is one of North America’s top ten processors and distributors of metals, operating more than 40 facilities which are strategically located throughout Canada and the United States. Additional facilities maintained in the United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico and China extend our reach globally. Our strategically placed processing and service centers allow us to offer on time and JIT delivery services.

Samuel Aerospace alloys are available in a complete range of shapes and sizes to meet the diverse requirements of the commercial and defense aerospace markets. We stock one of the most extensive aluminum inventories in the industry. Our available aerospace aluminum offering includes:

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Editors Corner Rely on your own strength of body and soul.Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don’t take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
 Noah Porter We are told there are two sides to every story, and that there is a right and a left. This day and age is riddled with many roads and ways of conducting both business and life in general.There is a politically correct way to say something and a common, socially acceptable way to act and behave. Bull! We are all individuals and there is one way, ours! We like some of the things our leaders say and we like some of the things their competitors say, but at the end of the sentence there we are, wondering why it never happens that way. We all have ways of talking and walking, and if everyone would just think like us, we think the world would be a much better place.We tend to walk as an example and as an individual.We are not always correct, but we are always human. We are who we see in the mirror! I think as long as we can remember we are all people and not corporations, states, countries, and on one side or the other, we might be able to see it’s a people thing. People work, think, create, love, and live. It’s not a tea party, and it’s not a donkey or an elephant; there is one team, one direction, one species with fingers and toes that can work together to get the capital “P” placed back in the front of prosperity & purpose. This Month’s Cover & Shop Profile. Great Western Registrar Industry Article Announcements/Releases..................... 6-10 Shop Profile.......................................1,16-17 Feature Articles..................................... 13,20 Buyers Guide Equipment......................38-41 Buyers Guide Processes........................42-46 Card Gallery..........................................38-46 Index Of Advertisers..................................46 Editorial.................................... Throughout

Published by: A2Z Metalworker NW PUBLISHERS/EDITORS Kim Carpenter/Linda Daly Mail Address: PO Box 93295 Phoenix, AZ 85070 Telephone: (480) 773-3239 Website:

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As you go forward these coming months I ask you to remember you are the difference and the way. Look to yourselves and don’t take too much advice.You all are in charge and at the helm Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacof your own ship. One of the best things you can do is walk your own way and be an example, turers abreast of news and to supply a viable supwith energy, and invincible determination, with a powerful motive, to move the world! plier source for the industry. In closing, I ask you to read the articles and view the contracts and forecast of business depicted within the magazine. Things are positive if you look for the signs and realize manufacturing is GOOD for the USA.You all are a very big part of this, so, I say; look to each other and work together for our positive future & our positive direction, United, and Thank You!

Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker NW maintains a master list of over 8500 decision makers consisting of fortune 1000 companies, small manufacturing companies, engineering firms, DOD & Scientific Lab facilities, machine shops, fab shops, and secondary sources businesses. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 24,000 people. The majority of our readers are based in the Pacific NW!

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Announcements & Releases TCI Precision Metals Comes Up Blank For WESTEC Customers Improve Production Throughput by 25%

TCI Precision Metals will be showing its high precision machineready blanks capabilities to customers at WESTEC 2012, Los Angeles Convention Center, March 27 – 29th, booth 3213. “TCI Machine-Ready Blanks help shops increase throughput up to 25% allowing them to ship finished parts fast and get paid quicker,” said John Belzer, President. With a single purchase order customers receive custom precision blanks ready to load directly into their CNC machining centers. Precision blanks eliminate the need for in-house sawing, grinding, flattening, squaring operations and outside processing. Each blank arrives deburred, clean and to customer specifications – guaranteed as close as +/- .0005” dimensionally and as close as .0002” flatness, squareness, and parallelism. “Customers can use the time they previously spent in setup and prep for more productive use of CNC machining centers, adding to their bottom line profitability. 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:

DW Machinery Sales starts it 14th year in the Pacific NW In 2012 DW Machinery Sales will enter its 14th year in business. We are proud that our company A2Z METALWORKER •

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has maintained its original goals of providing our customers with professional expertise, in the machinery needs of the sheet metal and plate fabricating industries and that we have been able to service customer’s requirements for quality machinery that meets their needs. Our representation includes name brands, such as, the Mazak Lasers, from Mazak Optonics, and the Baykal Precision Press Brakes from Fab-line Machinery & Baykal. These companies and their products allows us to provide industry leading technology, to meet customer’s increasing needs for competitiveness. We have and continue to provide fabricating machines for cutting, forming, and finishing/deburring. Our customers span the spectrum of the metal fabrication industries, from light gauge precision sheet metal and HVAC to plate and structural, cutting, welding and fab. Visit , e-mail or call (425) 827-6931, for more information on the products and solutions we can be of help with.

Sandvik Coromant Announces New California Productivity Center Sandvik Coromant, the world’s leading producer of tools for the metal cutting industry, is pleased to announce the opening of a new productivity center in Cypress, Calif. The new facility will open its doors for a full-day Open House event on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Beginning at 11 a.m., the Open House will feature facility tours, meet and greet with executives, technical presentations, and live machine demonstrations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with technical experts from Sandvik Coromant. Designed to help manufacturers in the southwest maximize their metal cutting operations, the new Sandvik Coromant Productivity Center will be the fifth of its kind in North America, joining facilities in Fair Lawn, N.J.; Schaumburg, Ill.; Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; and Monterey, Mexico. “Our productivity centers around the world combine theory with a great deal of hands-on practice and training for our customers,” said Robert Page, Productivity Center and Training Manager. “There is a huge customer base in the southwest region that we will now be able to reach with better support and training.” The facility will be used to present customers and distributors with live demonstrations, seminars and advanced theory-based training courses. The Productivity Center will focus on helping American manufacturers maximize their productivity and profitability through

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Midaco System Changes Pallets Faster; Now Adapts ToVirtually All Brands Of Machine Center TO BE SHOWN AT WESTEC 2012, BOOTH 3212, MARCH 27-29. Celebrating over 42 years in business, MIDACO CORPORATION of Elk Grove Village, Illinois USA, is proud to announce it has expanded their line of Pallet Changers to adapt to most machining centers with travels up to 150” x 50” (3810mm x 1270mm). These American made systems reduce spindle downtime related to part loading and fixture change-over adapting to virtually all types of machining centers. The Automatic Pallet Changers are servo driven and have been redesigned to offer a faster pallet change time.They be displaying in Los Angeles at WESTEC 2012, MARCH 27-29 in Booth 3212. Today’s “Just in Time” marketplace is causing companies to experience smaller lot sizes. These short run jobs cause significant spindle downtime due to fixture change over. When combined with part loading, first article inspection and “emergency job” interruption

tasks, experts estimate that today’s average machining center is idle up to 70% of the time. At a conservative shop rate of $60.00 per hour this down time can add up to over $45,000 of lost profit per year, per each machine owned. MIDACO pallet changers are a proven way to eliminate unnecessary spindle downtime and “rescue” lost profit. Weapons from MIDACO available to attack costly downtime include Manual, Rotary, “Lift Off ” and Shuttle Pallet Systems with pallet sizes from 8” (203mm) diameter to 12” x 10” to 72” x 30” (304mm x 254mm up to 1828mm x 762mm). Go to their website at www. or call them 847.593.8420

PTI Machining & Manufacturing continues to grow to meet Customer demands and expectations! PTI is proud to announce an addition to its arsenal, the Mori Seiki NL2000SY with a work envelope 14” X 20” long, 12 station turret with live tooling capacity. This new machine tool runs 5000-RPM main spindle, 6000-RPM subspindle & 6000 RPM live tooling spindle motor and has 4” Y-axis travel for extensive milling capacity. In short, PTI continues to step

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FVM-3016DCL Users of Chevalier’s FVM-3016DCL Series have benefitted from a machine that offers a heavy-duty structure, powerful spindle and state-ofthe-art craftsmanship.

“The machine is carefully assembled to guarantee superior, dynamic running accuracy,” says Herbert Hou, Chevalier’s national sales manager.

it up to serve its customers.

The machine’s table size ranges from 126” x 57” to 165.4” x 57” with a table load ranging from 14,330 lbs. to 17,637 lbs. The XYZ travel ranges from 122” x 63” x 30.7” to 161.5” x 63” 30.7”. For more information, contact: Herbert Hou of Chevalier Machinery Inc. at (562) 903-1929 or email: or visit us on the web at www.

PTI continues to produce tooling and flight-ready parts for major aircraft manufacturers; Airframe assembly tools, structural components, landing gear components, hydraulic manifolds, and ground support tooling. PTI supports its Customers in many sectors including; automotive, military, medical, commercial and aerospace. For more information please call: Scott Garbarino 425-882-1970,

See The Chevalier Fvm-3016Dcl And The Fbl-360 In Action At Westec In The Los Angeles Convention Center Chevalier will be exhibiting two new machines March 27-29 at WESTEC in the Los Angeles Convention Center. Make sure to stop by Booth 1932 to see a demonstration of the FVM-3016DCL and the FBL-360 slant-bed lathe.You’ll be glad you did.

SunRun, the nation’s top residential solar power company, installs over $1.5 million in solar every day SunRun president Lynn Jurich credits the company’s success to the growing popularity of solar leasing, stating that solar service “allows homeowners to make the switch for zero or very little money up front, and they lock in a low rate for clean electricity.”

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Beginning in June 2011, solar leasing in California began to outpace purchased systems. In December 2011 alone, over 70% of solar installations in the Golden State were leased systems.

The PV report not only looked at the number of solar installations added, but the fastest-growing California solar cities, such as Hemet and Apple Valley.

The appeal of leasing reaches beyond lower monthly electric bills. Many Californians are glad to find affordable ways to support technologies that reduce the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels.

“We thought it was important to not just look at which cities have the most solar installations,” said PV Report founder Stephen Torres, “but also those that are growing the fastest.”

San Jose residents can take advantage of incentive programs as well, including the federal tax credit program that can cut installation costs by up to 30%.

Insitu, Inc., Bingen,Washington Wins Contract

San Jose Pacific, Gas & Electric (PG&E) customers are also eligible for per-watt rebates from the utility. The current rate for PG&E rebates is $.25 per watt.

Insitu is being awarded a $41,090,719 ceiling priced modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0061) to exercise an option for operational and maintenance services in support of the ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems.

For a 4 kilowatt-sized home PV system in San Jose, rebates can cut the upfront costs from $33,000 to $22,000, with a payback period of about eleven years.

These services will provide electro-optical/infra red and mid-wave infrared imagery in support of land-based operations in Operation Enduring Freedom to provide real-time imagery and data.

PG&E customers in San Jose can take advantage of net-metering, too. By reducing their conventional electrical use, they can often stay in the base-rate range, avoiding higher rates during peak demand periods.

Work will be performed in Bingen, Wash., and is expected to be completed in February 2013.

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Unemployment Rate Continues To Fall Employers went on a hiring spree in January and drove down the unemployment rate for a fifth straight month to 8.3 percent, its lowest point in nearly three years. The result pointed to a resurgent job market, and it sent stock futures surging. The Dow Jones industrial average futures, which were flat before the report, jumped 95 points. The economy created 243,000 net jobs in January, the most in nine months, and the unemployment rate fell two ticks. Employers have added an average of 201,000 jobs a month in the past three months. That’s 50,000 more jobs per month than the economy averaged in each month last year. Employers have added an average of 201,000 jobs a month in the past three months. That’s 50,000 more jobs per month than the economy averaged in each month The Labor Department’s January jobs report was filled with other encouraging data and revisions. Hiring was widespread across many high-paying industries. Pay increased. And the economy added 200,000 more jobs in 2011 than first thought. A2Z METALWORKER •

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The unemployment rate is nearly a percentage point lower than over the summer, when many feared a recession was imminent. The last time the unemployment rate has dropped for five straight months was in late 1994. More jobs and higher incomes should help consumers boost spending and increase economic growth. Job gains in November and December were revised upward to show that an additional 60,000 jobs were created in those two months. The government also issued its annual revisions to jobs data going back five years. They showed that hiring was stronger over the past two years than previously thought. The economy added about 1.82 million jobs last year, nearly twice as many as in 2010. Even with the gains, the job market faces a long way back to full health. The nation has about 5.6 million fewer jobs than it did when the recession began in late 2007. Last month, manufacturers added 50,000 jobs, the most in a year. Even the beleaguered construction sector added 21,000 jobs, its second month of strong gains. That has likely been aided by unseasonably warm weather this winter. Leisure and hospitality, which includes restaurants and hotels, added 44,000 jobs. Retailers added nearly 11,000. And professional and

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Great Western Registrar Offers ISO9001:2008/ AS9100. 9110, 9120 Certification Recomendations Aerospace Standards and Their Effect on Small Business It has now been 2 years since the Aerospace family of Standards (9100/9110/9210) have been in publication. Since 2009, organizations that have been maintaining a Quality Management system to their respective standards have had to undergo or are scheduled to undergo “transition assessments” to the newly revised standards. Aerospace component manufacturers, maintenance and overhaul organizations and distributors of components have had to make tough decisions regarding the transition of their system and applying the necessary resources to support the transition. During this time of transition the IAQG (International Aerospace Quality Group) and their strategy working groups have tried to communicate the changes and expectations for transition through the deployment of support materials, requirements documents, FAQ’s and resolutions. In this article, I hope to clarify some of these expectations for the supply base from a Certification/Registration Body (CB) perspective. CB’s were required to inform their current client base of the need to increase the duration of audit time during surveillance and recertification activities if their client chooses to transition during their current registration cycle. Certified organizations were then required by their CB to provide a formal declaration of readiness. Once this declaration is received, the scheduling process could begin. The IAQG published a new reporting tool that the CB’s are to utilize for all AS audits. The AS9101D contains appendices, forms and requirements that affect not only the CB’s audit approach, but contains specific requirements for the supplier with regard to non-conformance and data collection. I strongly suggest that suppliers obtain a copy of the 9101D document for review prior to any on-site transition audit. The 9101D was developed with the aim of helping CB’s and their auditors more effectively audit to the “process approach”. The scoring system has now been removed, and the Process Effectiveness Assessment Report (PEAR) must be utilized. All AS audits must include the 9101D as part of the records. This should help reduce the inconsistencies in reporting methods from CB to CB. With PEARs, core processes must have specific outputs and metrics established. The expectation is that those processes that are identified within the requirements of section 7.0 will have a PEAR so that measuring effectiveness can be accomplished.

are limited, management may be feeling a little stressed with the additional requirements found in the new revisions, however, if an organization has been effectively using the AS standards as a tool for business management, they may have already been meeting the requirements for risk assessments and project management, just to mention a couple. It would be a good business strategy to look at the inputs to processes within the organization and determine if Risk is being assessed and Project management has been implemented. They just now need to be formally managed and evidence provided. When the new standards were published, the IAQG set forth a timeline for transition for all certified suppliers. It was required that all suppliers be audited, transitioned and certified to the new revisions by July 1, 2012 or their certification would be withdrawn. There are now new timelines set forth by the IAQG. A certified organization must have their transition audit “scheduled” by July 1, 2012 or their cert would be suspended. The actual audit must take place by January 1, 2013 or their cert will be withdrawn. It is very important that the certified organization keep in close contact with their current CB, as to prevent their certification being suspended or withdrawn. In the case of suspension, all claims of certification must cease and the supplier will shown suspended in OASIS. Should the certification be withdrawn, the supplier must start completely over. If an organizations current CB cannot support their clients with necessary resources and are unable to get them on a schedule, it is important for an organization to understand that they have the availability and the RIGHT to transfer their current and valid certification to another CB that can support the transition timelines. In closing, during this time of transition, keep in mind, we are all in this together. The IAQG, Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies, Auditors and Certified Suppliers are all considered stakeholders in the process of Aerospace Certification, and there are plenty of educational, informational and FREE resources where you can obtain guidance. For more information contact: Karey Cwiekowski, President Great Western Registrar LLC 623-580-1881

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business services, which encompasses higher paying jobs in accounting, architecture and engineering, gained 70,000, the most in 10 months. There are still 12.8 million people out of work, though that is the fewest since the recession ended. An additional 11 million are either working part-time but would prefer full-time work, or have stopped searching for jobs.

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When all those groups are combined, nearly 24 million are considered “underemployed.The so-called “underemployment” rate ticked down in January to 15.1 percent, from 15.2 percent. Several reports signaled this week that the economy is improving gradually. Manufacturers expanded at the fastest pace in seven months in January, a private survey showed. And fewer people sought unemployment benefits last week, the Labor Department said. The four-week average of applications fell to its second-lowest level since June 2008.The drop shows that companies are cutting fewer jobs, which usually leads to more hiring. Americans spent more at big chain retail stores last month compared with a year earlier. And auto makers began 2012 with a strong sales gain in January. Healthier auto sales can boost a range of companies, from steel makers to parts suppliers to shippers. The economy expanded at a 2.8 percent annual pace in the OctoberDecember quarter, a full percentage point higher than in the previous quarter.

Missile Defense Agency Awards contract to Lockheed Martin The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a sole-source indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to Lockheed Martin Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif. The total ceiling award value is $515,400,000. Under this follow-on contract, the contractor will be responsible for development, integration, and testing of any upgrades to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Task orders issued under this contract will address the continued development, enhancement, and testing of the THAAD components/system. The THAAD element is comprised of the following components: interceptor, THAAD fire control and communication, launcher, peculiar support equipment, and AN/TPY-2 radar integrated into a weapon system. Examples of task orders include, but are not limited to, communications upgrades, obsolescence mitigation, flight and ground testing, and spiral development to further integrate THAAD in the BMDS architecture through development of unifying missile defense functions. The work will be performed in Sunnyvale, Calif., and Huntsville, Ala. Fiscal 2012 research, development, test and evaluation funds will be used to incrementally fund the initial orders. This is not a Foreign Military Sales acquisition. A2Z METALWORKER •

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Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., Anacortes, Wash. , is being awarded a $70,966,513 modification to previously awarded contract (N0002410-C-2201) to exercise option for the detail design and construction of the second Ocean-class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) ship. This option exercise includes the detail design and construction for the second Ocean-class AGOR ship. The Oceanclass AGOR ships will be well-equipped modern oceanographic research platforms capable of satisfying a wide range of research activities conducted by academic institutions and national laboratories involved in oceanographic research. Work will be performed in Anacortes, Wash. (41 percent); Seattle,

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Seattle Aerospace Firm Lands Government Contract To Help The Military Fix Aircraft In Remote Locations HEATCON supplies equipment to the U.S. Army that makes it easier to repair SHOWROOM OPEN M-F 8:30-5PM airplanes in difficult environments A Seattle aerospace company has won a CALL BOB OR ROB KROHA TODAY! military contract and expects the U.S. Hot bonders and other equipment from HEATCON will be used Army to place future orders with the to repair structural components of damaged aircraft that require firm. HEATCON Composite Systems received a $2.6 million deal bonding processes. The company is providing the Army with to provide equipment that assists the military in repairing composite nearly 200 portable hot bonders, which will be used to repair the aircraft in remote locations. composite structures on military aircraft. “We are proud to be supporting the U.S. Army with advanced aeroThe hot bonders developed for this contract retain functions similar space repair equipment,” HEATCON President Eric Casterline said. to those of larger, more traditional equipment, while offering porWith U.S. troops battling in harsh, mountainous terrain, the Army tability through the addition of DC battery-powered capabilities. needs a system to fix helicopters and airplanes that are damaged in difficult environments. Besides the enemy, lightning, hail and other “The smaller size and lighter weight make these bonders easier to random impacts can also ground military aircraft for repair. use in remote areas, and improve response time for technicians in the field,” HEATCON founder Howard Banasky said. “Numerous circumstances can cause an aircraft to be not operational,” Casterline explained. “Besides hostile fire, for example, during military The equipment has a display that lets mechanics easily monitor the operations, impact from ground vehicles and foreign object debris cure cycle of the composites used in repairs, which is important are common sources of damage. Repairs to composite parts must for assuring that the resulting component meets airworthiness follow a schedule of heat and pressure application, known as a cure Continued Page19 requirements. cycle, for a repair to be sound – that is what our equipment provides. A2Z METALWORKER •

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S aw B l a d e . c o m German Engineered And American Made! Every Now And Then Someone Changes The Way We Do Business. In A Good Way! The internet...the world wide web...and, how it has changed what we do in running our business? These two separate but intrinsically tied together entities have grown and matured into the grid-lock of the information highway that we all deal with today.Whether or not you know the difference between the internet and the world wide web is hardly important anymore. What is important is what you use the internet for. (But for the sake of clarity, the internet is, in it’s most basic form, “a massive network of networks; a networking infrastructure.) It connects millions of computers together globally, forming a network which allows any computer to communicate with any other computer so long as they are both connected to the Internet.” “The World Wide Web is a way of accessing the information which you are searching for over the medium called the Internet.” Since 2000, the use of the internet for sales of consumer goods has increased exponentially. The internet is used by over 922,329,534 people in Asia. Europe’s use is up 353.1% to 476,213,935; North America’s users total nearly 272,066,000 – up 151.7% and use in Australia is up 179.4% - up to nearly 21, 293, 830. Need a telephone number? – GOOGLE the company; need to see if a product you are looking for is in stock at your favorite store? Same answer. Searching for an MSDS (hopefully not in an emergency); go the web. FaceBook; My Space; Linked In. The opportunities within social networking sites expand almost daily. Your decisions are based only on how often, how much or with whom you want to participate with.

trial tools, band saw blades, would one day be purchased through the Internet. revolutionized the way that companies who use Band Saws could acquire blades and parts for their machines. In 1988, when the business of was only a futuristic dream, the managers of the company realized that there was a better way. A better way to treat customers; a better way to manufacture saw blades and parts; and a better way to market them. That year, the company that would become the future was started in the back of a borrowed warehouse with no heat, little room and lots of nervous anticipation. But armed with a philosophy of fairness to the customer, complete honesty and an unrelenting desire to provide 100% customer satisfaction, they created one of the largest and most successful online Band Saw Blade and parts manufacturer and distributor in the nation, if not the world! Management’s vision was to be able to offer customers an easy to navigate, simple, graphically appealing web site, where busy Purchasing Managers or Production Supervisors had the option of going to the Internet and placing an order for blades or parts quickly and easily themselves; or calling into an 800 number and speaking with a trained sales representative who could walk the purchaser through the site. Promised shipping times within 48 hours from one of the welding centers located throughout the country, www. has grown into what management first thought it might become – the most successful web based band saw blade company. Long before the World Wide Web and conversely the Internet became what it is today. Putting a back up staff in place whose job it is to contact existing customers every 30 days, as well as acquiring the contact information for new customers, keeps the large inside sales staff busy most of the time. Combine those folks with a fully operational precision machine shop capable of producing any number of parts for band saws, the company has made great strides in the field of web based purchasing of industrial tooling.

You can buy almost anything on the internet these days. Sears, Home Depot, Lowes; Victoria Secret, Pirrelli Tires, JC Penny’s, Pizza Hut, movie tickets, appointments for getting your hair cut...the list seems to go on and on and on.

Any member of the staff will tell you that they come in early; work late and are not afraid to spend nights and weekends designing a new reporting system or more efficient ways to segment Data Base(s), www. is clearly the front-runner in the Internet marketing revolution in so far as selling band saw blades and parts are concerned.

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entire team’s innovative style to “make great products” and to “keep things simple” that has allowed the growth to occur. Designing the site that includes drop down lists of all the saws that they service, with links that connect to all of the parts they carry for those saws; to point and click graphics that anyone is able to manipulate through in order to purchase the band saw blade they need in multiple widths, tooth pitches or lengths. With no accounting staff to be burdened with accounts or billing (all sales are taken with credit cards), the company can offer 30% off on blades every day and 40% off on the parts that they manufacture. The wily Purchasing Manager or Production Supervisor can go to the web site; get current pricing on what ever line or product that they might be looking for and get the lowest price on the products they need with freight options available to have the parts arrive the following day. Even then, if that manager decides that he wants to continue to purchase his supplies through his local band saw vendor, the opportunity exists for him or her to pit pricing versus the current provider. The company’s philosophy for anyone in “their” industry has always been “win-win” and as they also like to say, “if we can help make sure that someone is getting the lowest prices on the band saw blades they need, then we don’t care where they buy em;” But anyone at would also add, “let’s just make sure that we have the best quality at the lowest pricing!”

The vision of the use of the internet is expanding everyday. Acquiring additional web sites, they intend to link all of their sites to anything band saw related. Last month, they launched the only band saw only blog site, offering some broad technical information as well as helpful business tips to assist those managers in the industry to do what they were hired to do – manage staff. One can only assume that over the next several years there will be additional companies attempting entry to the online band saw blades and parts arena. intends to continue to lead that group into the future by assuring all due diligence to innovative technology, out of the box thinking and fair and honest dealings for all their customers. For more information on what can do to help your company call: 877-501-7297,

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Speed, rapid response and visually assuring that cure cycle parameters are being followed are absolutely essential in this whole process,” Banasky said. “The new product is further testimony to HEATCON’s dedication to improving aircraft safety through innovative solutions.” Deliveries begin this year, and shipping of the order is expected to be complete by spring 2012. Along with the portable hot bonders, HEATCON will also provide the Army with silicone heat blankets, tap hammers and vacuum-bagging consumable materials. “The added equipment and materials fit with our philosophy of providing a ‘system solution.’ Everything that is needed for a typical field repair is provided to the technician as a package for performing composite repairs,” HEATCON Director of Business Development Charles Seaton said. . About HEATCON Composite Systems
HEATCON Composite Systems is a leader in composite repair equipment, repair material sales and technical services for the composite repair industry. HEATCON’s customers include the commercial and military aerospace, automobile, marine and wind energy industries. HEATCON is considered the foremost supplier of repair products including hot bonders, blankets and supporting accessories. HEATCON is also a global source for training, and has developed basic composite courses consistent with worldwide standards.

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Toyota Shifts Highlander SUV Output To US From Japan Toyota Motor will end production of Highlander sport-utility vehicles in Japan, consolidating assembly of the model in” a factory in Princeton, Indiana. The decision allows Toyota to expand its North American production of Highlander by 50,000 and export it to other countries, including Russia and Australia. Toyota says it will invest $400 million in the factory to build 50,000 more Highlanders per year.The plant built more than 101,000 Highlanders” in 2011. “After the changes,Toyota will be able to build about

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AeroDef Interviews Scott Walker, president of Mitsui Seiki USA In this AeroDef exclusive, Scott Walker discusses some of the challenges and opportunities for machine tool builders serving the aerospace industry.

From your perspective, what do you think are the major challenges in the aerospace industry today?
 The current ramp-up of aircraft production with parts made from new materials is a challenge to the OEMs and the supply chain. Boeing needs to make 60 737s a month to meet sales figures, 10 787s per month, and Airbus needs to make 40-plus aircraft a month to keep up with demand. On the military side, one Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35, needs to be produced each month. To meet the demand, the OEMs must use more external sources for aircraft building and are looking to their top tier providers to fill the gap.

This boom is further complicated by the use of new materials for structural and engine components. Engines are smaller and hotter; the aircraft are lighter. As such, composite carbon fibers, difficult-to-machine titanium grades, tough stainless blends, ceramics, and high nickel-based alloys are required. Parts producers need new machine tool technology to machine these hard metals efficiently, and the capital to make purchases is very tight right now, which adds to the current set of challenges in aerospace.

How has the machining/machine tool industry in general responded to these challenges? 
 Boeing has held several seminars for contract manufacturers over the last couple of years, outlining to them what is required to machine these difficult materials. We have been pleased to be included in their recommendations as a resource for titanium and hard-metal cutting machine tool technology.

There is a demand right now for multifunction machine tool technology. Several builders are meeting that challenge. Likewise, cutting tool manufacturers are also responding with cutters and inserts that can cut the new materials effectively and with relatively long life. New coolant formulas are also available. All aspects of the cutting process need to work together for an efficient solution.

As for the capital issues, some contract shops are resorting to buying gently used equipment or rebuilding their large gantry-style machines. Leasing is an option many are turning to, also, if they can find a financial institution in a lending mood. Some machine tool builders are extending short term payment plans for new purchases, but that is for rare cases only as it’s risky. I’m also seeing a trend of large, Tier One suppliers acquiring smaller specialized shops to create a conglomerate type of business model to fulfill the upcoming demand from the large aerospace OEMs.

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These conglomerates are going after the long-term contracts so they can plan for capital expenditures better.

How will your technology evolve in the next few years? Do you see any potential surprises developing that might affect the aerospace industry? 
We have definitely

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answered the call for titanium cutting machines by producing large 2.5-m fixed-spindle trunnion HMCs.We are developing new vertical jig grinders for machining gearboxes and performing gearbox repairs, and multifunction HMCs that incorporate a heavy-duty B axis to do milling and turning operations.

F-35 Program Procurement Slowed As Program Proceeds

We have also developed VMCs that can grind with up to 10’’ (254mm) wheels for tough nickel-based alloys for engines. This trend toward multifunction technology is to reduce work-in-progress (WIP), which is a significant issue in shops right now.

Also in the shops, there is a trend toward creating proactive maintenance strategies so that machine downtime can be better planned with the least amount of disruption.

Will there be an F-35 program? Yes, according to the Defense Secretary. Just not so fast. “The department remains committed to the JSF program of record,” said Leon Panetta “But in this budget, what we’ve done is slowed the procurement to be able to complete more testing and allow for developmental changes before we buy in significant quantities. We want to make sure before we go into full production that we are ready.” (Full Text of Budget Decisions.)

How does working with the aerospace industry differ in general from other industries your company serves?
Our global markets are 35% aerospace, 25% automotive, 15% precision components, 10% mold and die, and 15% “other.” In North America aerospace represents 80% of our sales.

We are obviously and most certainly committed to this industry and know it extremely well.

The Pentagon will propose spending about $9.2 billion to buy 29 F-35 jets in FY 2013, which is 13 fewer than planned, according to Bloomberg.The same article reports, “Beyond the next budget year, the Pentagon’s previous plan to purchase 62 F-35s in fiscal 2014 is being reduced to 29, according to budget data.The request for 2015 is dropping to 44 from 81, and the planned purchase for 2016 will decline to 61 from 108.” 

The work is interesting and complex and the people in it are exceptionally smart. Because of the complex nature of the parts and the system installations, along with the industry’s own compliance requirements, serving aerospace requires an extraordinary amount of support resources. Thorough documentation, on-site personnel commitments, vast engineering talent, and ongoing research and

The basic structure of the program—a conventional plane for the Air Force, a carrier version for the Navy, and a short-takeoff/ vertical-landing (STOVL) version for the Marines—remains in the plan. In particular, Panetta is reported to remain committed Continued Page 22 A2Z METALWORKER •

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According to Lockheed Martin, the first two production models of the F-35B STOVL aircraft were delivered to the Marine Corps on January 11, 2012. 

The AP article also notes the cost growth of the program. “Ten years in, the total F-35 program cost has jumped from $233 billion to an estimated $385 billion. And, recent estimates say, the entire program could exceed $1 trillion over 50 years.” 

 According to the prime contractor for the F-35, Lockheed Martin, global participation is a centerpiece of the program and essential for its success and affordability through economies of scale. The program is comprised of nine partner nations: the US, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Denmark and Norway. The UK and Netherlands have ordered test aircraft, and Italy and Australia have committed long-lead funding for their initial operational aircraft.
 Lockheed Martin also says Israel has selected the F-35A as its next generation fighter and is scheduled to receive the F-35 through the US government’s Foreign Military Sales process. Japan has also, according to the defense contractor, chosen the aircraft as Japan Air Self Defense Force’s next generation fighter aircraft. The award win resulted from the F-X competitive bid process.
In addition, Pratt and Whitney reports that the Defense Department has awarded it an undefinitized contract award (UCA) not to exceed $1,122,306,649 for F135 production engines to power the F-35. Pratt & Whitney and the DoD have reached a tentative agreement on key terms for the low-rate initial production (LRIP) 5 contract which contains fixed-price and cost-plus incentive fee elements. A total of $358,597,078 is being obligated at time of award, in addition to the $138,800,000 obligated in 2011 for advanced acquisition materials. 
 Avcorp says in a recent release that it has delivered the first outboard wing production unit for the fighter. Avcorp is currently the single source for this critical assembly. The outboard wing is the foldable portion of the wing on the carrier version of the F-35. It allows for easier handling and storage of the aircraft on carriers decks and hangers, while keeping its long-range and low-landing speed flight characteristics. The Outboard Wing will be fitted onto the first production standard F-35 carrier version, according to the company.



U.S. manufacturing community remains steady in January The index that measures U.S. manufacturing activity inched up from December 2011 to January 2012, registering 54.1 percent.


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The Institute for Supply Management (ISM, Tempe, Ariz., USA) on Feb. 1 reported that economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in January 2012 for the 30th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 32nd consecutive month. ISM’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) registered 54.1 percent, following a December value of 53.9 percent. A reading of more than 50 percent

indicates that the manufacturing economy is generally expanding; less than 50 percent indicates that it is generally contracting. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. “The PMI registered 54.1 percent, an increase of 1 percentage point from December’s seasonally adjusted reading of 53.1 percent, indicating expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 30th consecutive month. The New Orders Index increased 2.8 percentage points from December’s seasonally adjusted reading to 57.6 percent, reflecting the 33rd consecutive month of growth in new orders. Prices of raw materials increased for the first time in the last four months. Manufacturing is starting out the year on a positive note, with new orders, production and employment all growing in January.”

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Pentagon Punts on Major Program Cuts The U.S. Defense Department’s fiscal 2013 budget plan to cut $259 billion from spending over the next five years is unlikely to damage America’s defense industrial base largely because it sidesteps major program cuts in a presidential election year, according to analysts.

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Part of the justification for leaving the larger programs in place, analysts said, is the potential to use them as bargaining chips during upcoming negotiations over sequestration, the $500 billion in automatic budget cuts that would take effect in January 2013 absent agreement to a broader debt deal between Congress and the Obama administration. In a Jan. 26 preview of the DoD spending request to be submitted to Congress on Feb. 13, only a handful of programs were canceled or deferred, moves that were far less dramatic than widely anticipated. A big problem, analysts expect, is that Pentagon cuts could go deeper than envisioned by the administration, which means that many of the programs that dodged a bullet this time around likely will be targeted in a post-election future, like cutting an aircraft carrier, one of three systems that can deliver nuclear weapons; or trimming the most expensive program in history, the multinational F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

“There are lots of big cuts out there,” said Clark Murdock, an analyst with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, at a Jan. 27 event. “They could have taken off the 11th carrier, they could have done deeper cuts in ground forces.” Instead, by slipping purchase decisions for a number of programs, DoD created short-term cost savings that will inevitably increase the need for more dramatic cuts in coming years, according to analysts. Republican House Armed Services Committee Chairman “Buck McKeon can fume all he wants, but $525 billion [in annual defense spending] is not exactly a significant cut to what was spent last year,” said Jim Hasik of Hasik Analytic. “Right now, you’re still borrowing a trillion bucks or more a year, and it has to come out of somewhere in the long term if you don’t want to wind up like Greece.” The Pentagon received a $531 billion appropriation in 2012. A2Z METALWORKER •

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This requirement supports the trainers used to prepare pilots for fighter aircraft such as the F-15, F-16 and A-10. This effort is a 100-percent small business set-aside. The location of the performance is Stockton, Calif. Work is expected to be completed by Jan. 31, 2014. 848 SCMG/PKAB, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity (FA8122-12-D-0003). Boeing Satellite Systems, Inc., El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $376,523,860 firm-fixed-price contract for the modification of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) Block II follow-on contract. This contract exercises the option to produce, process, launch, and activate on-orbit Satellite Vehicle 9 as previously negotiated. The location of the performance is Fort Worth, Texas. Work is expected to be completed by May 2013. SMC/PKJW, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8808-10-C-001/P00020). Allaint Techsystems, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $16,100,000 firm-fixed-price contract for one used Caravan Cessna 208B aircraft, continued contractor logistics support, and spares with associated repair and return effort. This supports a Foreign Military Sales Program and the Lebanon Air Force Caravan Program. The location of the performance is El Segundo, Calif. Work is expected to be completed by Nov. 16, 2016. ASC/WINK/FMS, Wright-Patterson, Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-12-C-4005). A.M. General, L.L.C. (SPLO), Mishawaka, Ind., was issued a modification exercising the third option year on contract SPM7LX09-D-9001/P00044. The award is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, sole-source contract with a maximum $360,659,931 for technical, repair parts, components and kits, and operation system supporting the Integrated Logistics Partnership Customer Pay High Continued Page 28


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A-29 Super Tucano Wins Defense Contract In US Embraer Defense and Security and partner Sierra Nevada Corporation will provide the US Air Force with the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the LAS program The U.S. Air Force today announced that it has selected the A-29 Super Tucano, produced by Embraer Defense and Security, for the Light Air Support (LAS) program. The aircraft will be supplied in partnership with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) as the prime contractor, and will be used to conduct advanced flight training, aerial reconnaissance and light air support operations. “This opportunity to serve the US Government with the best product for the LAS mission, under the leadership of the Sierra Nevada Corporation as the prime contractor, honors us,” said Luiz Carlos A2Z METALWORKER •

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Aguiar, CEO of Embraer Defense and Security. “We are committed to pursuing our U.S. investment strategy and to delivering the A-29 Super Tucano on schedule and within the budget.” As specified by the Air Force, this is a firm-fixed price delivery order contract in the amount of $355 million for the Light Air Support (LAS) aircraft and associated support. Twenty LAS aircraft will be provided, as well as ground training devices to support pilot training and support for all maintenance and supply requirements for the aircraft and associated support equipment. “We are honored by this decision and the opportunity to serve our country,” said Taco Gilbert, Vice President of ISR Business Development at SNC. “We believe in the goals of the Light Air Support mission and are proud to be able to support the United States in its partner-building efforts in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world. American warfighters, American workers, and our partner nations all win with this award.” About the LAS Program The LAS mission requires a non-developmental solution that provides the versatility, engagement, and persistence that the warfighter needs in a counterinsurgency environment, at a significantly lower cost than fighter jets. That aircraft must offer intelligence, surveillance, and Continued Page 30











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ged terrain and austere conditions. Boeing’s Next-Generation 737-900ER (extended range) reached 100 deliveries deliverywas thisbuilt weekspecifically to Tajikistan-based Somon Air. The A-29 with Supera Tucano for counterinsurgency missions and is currently used by five air forces and on order by othTo 737-900ER has capable logged for 414LAS orders from and 16 customers., It hasthe proven extremely missions is credited The 737 family (all models) has FARC won orders for withNext-Generation helping the Colombian government defeat the and other more than 6,000 airplanes andactivities. Boeing has more than governments counter illegal Thedelivered 150+ units now in 3,800. operation around the world have logged over 130,000 flight hours, including “Airlines around thecombat world are recognizing thecombat superiorloss. performance more than 18,000 hours without any and operating economics of the Next-Generation 737-900ER,” said Beverly Wyse, 737 vice president manager. “It offers the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)and is general one of America’s fastest growbest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane which is especially ing private companies based on its significant growth and reputation important today’sand highagile fuel technology prices.” for rapid, with innovative, solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft, comThe Next-Generation is a short-to-medium range twinjet munications systems, 737-900ER and solar energy. that increases the capability of the Next-Generation 737 family. The higher-capacity, longer-range derivative of the 737-900 was launched Under current leadership since 1981, SNC’s seven unique business in July 2005 with an order for 30 airplanes from Indonesia’s Lion Air areas employ over 2,100 people in 29 different locations in 15 states, and introduced service in 2007.leading-edge solutions to all of whom areinto dedicated toApril providing

SNC’s dynamic customer base. SNC is the Top Woman-Owned Federal The Next-Generation 737-900ER Contractor in the United States. replaces the larger, single-aisle Boeing 757, which ceased production in 2004. The 737-900ER is capable of operating more than 90 percent of the 757 twin-engine’s routes yet atMilitary a much lower operating cost. Spurs Asia DeChina Growth

mand for isBoeing, Lockheed The 737-900ER the longest 737, typically carrying 180 passengers in a two-class layout with an exit limit certified for up to 220 passengers China’s surging defense budget, the world’s second-biggest, is helping in a single-class configuration. spur military spending across Asia, offering U.S. and European suppliers aAir, chance toinoffset slowing demand at home. Somon based Dushanbe, Tajikistan, is the country’s first private full-service carrier. This is the airline’s second 737-900ER delivered Lockheed MartinSky Corp. and Boeing Co. fighters will be on display at with the Boeing Interior. next week’s Singapore Airshow as the two biggest U.S. defense contractors prepare to compete with Eurofighter and Saab AB for a $7 Goodrich Wins Contract billion South Korean order. The contest followsfor similarLanding competitions in Japan and India. Gear System Overhaul Services Asia-Pacific spending onhasfighters, missilesbyand othertoequipment is set Goodrich Corporation been selected Boeing provide landing to grow an average 4.2 percent annually to $114 billion in 2016, acgear system maintenance services in support of the United States Air cording to Frost & Sullivan, because of economic growth and tensions Force fleet of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. Included as part in the areasagreement, including the South China Sea, the training Korean peninsula the of Goodrich will provide to Hill Airand Force Taiwan Strait. in China’s defense alone,overhaul may riseof 14C-17 percent each Base (HAFB) Ogden, Utahbudget, to perform landing year systems through as 2015, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. gear a Goodrich supplier. “Increased government revenues means that more Gear money is often Greg Watson, site director for Goodrich’s Landing business in available forOntario, defense spending,” said Tim executive director Burlington, Canada stated, “We Huxley, look forward to using this at the International Institute Strategic Studies Asiabest in Singapore. partnership with HAFB as anforopportunity to share practices “Many parts AsiaGovernment are also insecure or governments have reasons to between theofU.S. and private industry which can help feelidentify insecure.” to key process improvements and continue to add value to performance.” North Korean shelling and an attack on a warship killed 50 South Goodrich the original equipment manufacturer of the Koreans inis2010. The Communist nation has an army(OEM) of 1.2 million Globemaster III landing gear system. It is also one of the largest landing soldiers, ballistic missiles and enough plutonium for a half-dozen gear overhaul maintenance suppliers in the estimates. industry. nuclear devices, according to U.S. military

China is working on its first aircraft carrier and the new J-20 stealth fighter. The country planned to increase military spending 13 percent to 601.1 billion yuan ($95 billion) last year, Li Zhaoxing, spokesman for China’s National People’s Congress, said in March.The nation is boosting the budget as it replaces aging fighters and places a greater emphasis on national security amid rising territorial tensions, Goldman Sachs analysts Ronald Keung and Tom Kim said. Taiwan Fighters Taiwan, which China considers to be a renegade province, is planning to upgrade 145 Lockheed Martin F16s in a project that will cost about NT$110 billion ($3.7 billion), according to the Ministry of National Defense. The work may include installing new radars and navigation systems, according to a U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency statement last year. South Korea is planning to purchase about 60 fighters, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration.The contenders will include Lockheed’s F-35, Chicago-based Boeing’s F-15, the Eurofighter Typhoon and Saab’s Gripen. The nation is also buying attack helicopters for its army and navy, as well as considering a purchase of unmanned aerial vehicles, according to the agency.

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In an analyst report, RBC Capital Markets analyst Robert Stallard referred to Spirit’s “inconsistent execution and meager cash flow” as “headwinds” for the company.

on the 747-8 program from manufacturing cost growth and on the A350 wing program, one of three A350 contracts, because of cost increases from engineering changes.

Despite that, “we are seeing early evidence that underlying operations on core programs has improved,” Stallard wrote. “For the long term, we think Spirit remains well placed to benefit from the large aircraft OEM ramp up. However, their record of program charges is likely to keep the valuation rooted at the bottom of the aerospace peer group.”

Turner said he’s disappointed with the losses but knows the programs will be positioned to return value in the long term to shareholders.

Spirit’s backlog at the end of the fourth quarter increased more than 5 percent to $32 billion as orders exceeded deliveries, the company said. The company recorded forward loss charges on the Gulfstream G280 program from a new manufacturing plan and higher-thanexpected assembly and supply chain costs. Spirit also took charges

The company delivered 25 Boeing 787 forward fuselages last year. That will increase to about 40 units this year, Phil Anderson, Spirit’s chief financial officer, told analysts. In all, Spirit has delivered a total of 56 of the nose sections, which it stuffs with all the components in place. Spirit is expected to break even on the units sometime between delivery of unit 125 and unit 150, which should occur in 2013, Anderson said. “We are pushing to do better than that,” Anderson said. Continued Page 34 A2Z METALWORKER •

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“We’re going to have hundreds of openings at the Tesla Factory,” Geshuri said in an interview at Tesla’s Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters. “We’re going to bring manufacturing back to California, and it’s going to stay.” But landing a job at Tesla is not easy -- it’s looking for the best of the best. “Do you question tradition and constantly think of ways to improve status quo? Do you thrive in environments where brilliance is common and challenge is the norm?” its website asks. “Are you excited by challenge because you’re among the best in your field? If so, you’d be in good company at Tesla Motors.” Geshuri, 42, has a track record for assembling great teams and putting people to work. His reputation as a Silicon Valley legend in the realm of staffing and recruiting was cemented at Google, where he oversaw a recruiting staff of 900 that fielded 2.5 million job applications in one year.

He got his first job in human resources while still a graduate student in industrial and organizational psychology at San Jose State, when the former NUMMI auto plant, a joint venture between General Motors and Toyota, hired him as a consultant. Geshuri held frank discussions with line workers to find out what would make a better working environment and zeroed in on the need for better communication within the plant. From there, Geshuri went on to Applied Materials, E-Trade Financial and his own start-up. He’s always been fascinated by the intersection of business and human behavior and likes to cultivate talented people around a common cause. He’s rarely had to look for work himself: Google came knocking in 2004, when the company was about to go public and explode in size. Geshuri met with Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt weekly as they sought to hire the best engineers from around the world. From 2004 to 2009, the employee head count skyrocketed from 2,500 to more than 20,000. Continued Page 36



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Palo Alto lab to be Ford foothold in tech fast lane Seeking access to Silicon Valley’s engineers and ideas, Ford Motor Co. said that it will open a small research lab in Palo Alto this spring, a step several of the automaker’s rivals have already taken. The 15-person lab will explore new ways to connect cars and drivers to the Internet cloud, as well as to other cars and drivers The lab won’t develop these technologies on its own. Instead, its staff will search Silicon Valley and the West Coast for potential partners and investments. “Ford integrates technologies, software and electronics at the same pace as the most innovative companies in the world - our platform just happens to be the car,” said Paul Mascarenas, Ford’s chief technical officer. Ford President Alan Mulally will provide more details about the tech lab at the International Consumer Electronics Show.



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S.L. Fusco National City__619-477-7733 Chemicals: Ultrasonic Petroferm Inc._______317-371-8899 Chucks Marshall Tool ______ 206-244-8888 Seco Tools Inc.______ 503-267-4805 CNC Lathe Accessories Trusty-Cook_ _______877-240-2462 CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook_ _______877-240-2462 Coolant Systems Ebbco Inc_ ________800-809-3901 DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Cutting Fluids & Oils Castrol__________ 800-894-7773 Marshall Tool ______ 206-244-8888 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez_ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City__619-477-7733 Cutting Tools Innovative Tool Sales__ 714-780-0730 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez_ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City__619-477-7733 Sandvik_ _________503-381-8740 Seco Tools Inc.______ 503-267-4805 Cutting Tool Holders Innovative Tool Sales__ 714-780-0730 Seco Tools Inc.______ 503-267-4805 Cutting Tool Systems Innovative Tool Sales__ 714-780-0730 Seco Tools Inc.______ 503-267-4805 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_ 510-895-9000


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S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez_ _ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City___ 619-477-7733 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool ________ 206-244-8888 Micro 100__________ 208-888-7310 Sandvik_ __________ 503-381-8740 Seco Tools Inc.________ 503-267-4805 S.L. Fusco San Leandro___ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez_ _ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City___ 619-477-7733 Drills/Reamers Marshall Tool ________ 206-244-8888 Sandvik_ __________ 503-381-8740 Seco Tools Inc.________ 503-267-4805 S.L. Fusco San Leandro___ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez_ _ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City____ 619-477-773 Dust Collectors, Filtration Equip. DCM Tech __________ 800-533-5339 EDM Materials & Supplies Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 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 Elrod Machine________ 928-526-9032 Marshall Tool ________ 206-244-8888 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 Filtration Equipment Ebbco Inc_ ________ 800-809-3901 Fixturing/Fixtures 5th Axis Fixtures _____858-505-0432 Inserts Marshall Tool _______206-244-8888 Sandvik_ _________503-381-8740 Seco Tools Inc._______503-267-4805 Jaws Desert EDM Sales ____480-816-6300 EDM Network_ ______480-836-1782 Lubricants / Systems Ebbco Inc_ ________ 800-809-3901 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 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Ebbco Inc_ ________ 800-809-3901 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 Motors Fadal CNC_________208-855-9426 Parts Washing Equipment Ebbco Inc_ ________ 800-809-3901

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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

J~;;::) Washington

Ian M. Ouarders Sales Manager

Bob Herling Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer



DCM Tech _________800-533-5339 Resolvers Fadal CNC_________208-855-9426 Rotary Tables Hogue Precision -------------209-892-5649 Saw Replacement Parts Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303--761-3000 SawBlade.com______ 800--240-2932 Solvents & Degreasing Agents BEbbco Inc_________ 800-809-3901 DCM Tech _________800-533-5339 Petroferm Inc._______ 317-371-8899 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Petroferm Inc._______ 317-371-8899 Solvents:Hand Wipe 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 Hogue Precision_____ 209-892-5649 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 Vises & Vise Jaws 5th Axis Fixtures _____858-505-0432 Waterjet Accessories KMT Waterjet Systems___800-826-9274 Waycovers Fadal CNC_________208-855-9426 Workholding 5th Axis Fixtures _____858-505-0432 Innovative Tool Sales___714-780-0730 DOOR SYSTEMS Automatic Door opening Systems Midaco Corporation____ 847-593-8420 FIRE SUPPRESSION Fire Suppression Systems Firetrace_________ 480-544-4450 GRINDING Grinding Filtration Ebbco Inc_ _______ 800--809-3901 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 Clark Machinery_ ___ 206-219-2528 CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 Hallidie Machine Tool__ 253-939-9020 Hogue Precision_____ 209-892-5649 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

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Carlos R. Lugo Sales Manager



1222 S. Weller St. Seattle, WA 98144



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

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CNC Lathes Chevalier USA_______562-903-1929 Clark Machinery_ ____206-219-2528 CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 Elrod Machine_______928-526-9032 Ganesh Machinery_ ___888-542-6374 Hallidie Machine Tool__ 253-939-9020 Hogue Precision______209-892-5649 Machine Toolworks ____800-426-2052 Machine Tools Northwest__ 206-650-8999 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 Rosco Precision Machinery__253-333-2439 Western Machine Center_ 408-955-1000 CNC Routing Machines Western Machine Center_ 408-955-1000 Sanson Machinery_ ___425-513-8263 CNC Swiss Turn Machines Clark Machinery_ ____206-219-2528 CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 CNC Solutions_______408-586-8236 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 Machine Tools Northwest__ 206-650-8999 North-South Machinery__ 253-333-2439 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 Rosco Precision Mach._ _253-333-2439 Tornos USA._______ _951-240-0818 Custom Built Machines Elrod Machine_______928-526-9032

Double Column Vertical 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 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





















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BONDING Diffusion Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 VACCO Industries_ _____ 626-443-7121 BRAZING Precision Casting Repair_ _801-972-2345 BROACHING Innol/ative Ponderosa Ind_________303-298-1801 Tool !!iales Manufacturers Representatives Specialty Steel Services___801-539-8252 Randall J. Wilson Turning: Automatic Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 Castings: Repair Precision Casting Repair_ _801-972-2345 CHEMICAL ETCHING ASSEMBLIES Acu-Line___________ 206-634-1618 Acu Spec, Inc________408-748-8600 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.__510-534-7050 PMA Photometals______480-773-3239 Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 VACCO Industries_ ____ 626-443-7121 Seastrom_ _________800-634-2356 CLEANING Welded Assemblies Wasatch Metal Finishing_ 801-779-2020 Industrial Products

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Weiser/Mile High Precision_303-280-2778 BENDING Mandrel BK Machine Inc. _ ____ 801-253-1929

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COATING Accuwright Industries___480-892-9595 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 METCO Metal Finishing_ _ 602-276-41203

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“QUALITY METAL STAMPINGS” JED BROWN 155 Schulz Road Central Point, OR 97502

Fabrication: Custom Metal Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Group Mfg Serv________ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Solid Form Fabrication_ ___ 503-435-1400 VACCO Industries_ _____ 626-443-7121 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 Weiser/Mile High Precision___303-280-2778 Wrico_ _____________480-892-7800 Wright Prototype_ ______ 541-924-1203 Fabrication: Medium & Large BK Machine Inc. _ ______801-253-1929 Group Mfg Serv________ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Solid Form Fabrication_ ___ 503-435-1400 Weiser/Mile High Precision___303-280-2778

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FINISHING Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 METCO Metal Finishing____ 602-276-4120 Seattle Polishing & Plating__ 253-804-0160 Galvanizing: Hot Dip TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Glass Bead Clean Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Liquid Painting IndustrialEX________ 303-456-6847 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Passivation Coating Technologies_ ___ _623-581-2648 Jet Processing_______623-869-6749x117 METCO Metal Finishing____ 602-276-4120 FASTENERS/HARDWARE Sandblasting Self Clinch____________ 801-746-2689 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ 408-727-6630

Silk Screening Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 IndustrialEX________ 303-456-6847 Potting/Encapsulation IndustrialEX________ 303-456-6847 GALVANIZING Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 GRINDING ChemResearch_ ______ 602-253-4175 Get An Edge__________425-355-9593 Mountain View Machine_ __ 435-755-0500 Pacific Tool, Inc. ________425-882-1970 Precision Tech_________ 801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co__________ 970-667-5320 Superior Grinding_______ 801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals______ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard Diversified Metal Services___ 801-972-6093 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 TCI Precision Metals______ 800-234-5613 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 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ 408-727-6630 A2Z METALWORKER

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Marjorie Langton President

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


DIAMOND TOOL & DIE, INC. CNC Machining and Manufacturing Since 1968

510 534-7050 Ext 215 Fax 510 534-0454

508 29th Avenue Oakland, CA 94601 USA


HONING Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 Westwood Precision_______425-742-7011 INJECTION MOLDS Hilton Tool___________ 503-657-9312 Inspection Services IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair__801-972-2345 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Wrico_ ____________ 480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Micro Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 VACCO Industries_ _____ 626-443-7121 Laser Cutting: 3D Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 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 A2Z METALWORKER •

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VACCO Industries_ _____ 626-443-7121 MACHINING 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 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.___ 510-534-7050 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 Matrix Machine________ 480-966-4451 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ____ 303-384-9785 Pacific Tool, Inc.________ 425-882-1970 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8845 Premier Precision_______ 623-466-3156 Ron Grob Co__________ 970-667-5320 Seastrom______________800-634-2356 St. Vrain____________303-702-1529 Solid Form Fabrication_ ___ 503-435-1400 TVT Die Casting_ _______ 800-280-2278 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011 Wright Prototype_ ______ 541-924-1203

Machining: R & D Milling Acu Spec, Inc_ ________ 408-748-8600 Advanced Mfg Services_ ___ 310-320-2897 BK Machine Inc. _ ______801-253-1929 Britz Machine & Design____ 509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 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 Wright Prototype_ ______ 541-924-1203 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

Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011 Wright Prototype_ ______ 541-924-1203 Machining: Large Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 Machining: Turning 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 Pacific Tool, Inc.________ 425-882-1970 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8845 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011 Machining: Turning Large Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951

Machining: Proto & Quick Turn Wright Prototype________ 541-924-1203 MANUFACTURING Machining: 5-Axis Acu Spec, Inc_ ________ 408-748-8600 St. Vrain____________303-702-1529 Micropulse West, Inc._ ___480-966-2300 Advanced Mfg Services_ ___ 310-320-2897 Micro-Tronics, Inc______ 602-437-8995 BK Machine Inc. _ ______801-253-1929 Machining: Aerospace Pacific Tool, Inc.________ 425-882-1970 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 St. Vrain____________ 303-702-1529 Seastrom_ __________ 800-634-2356 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.___ 510-534-7050



Patrick McGrath T: 425-455-9200 F: 425.455.1750 Redback Industries 1400 112th Ave. SE Bellevue, WA 98004

Group Mfg Serv_______ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Pacific Tool, Inc.________ 425-882-1970 Premier Precision_______ 623-466-3156 TVT Die Casting_ _______ 800-280-2278 Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011 Contract: Production Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Laser Concepts Inc._____ 801-280-7723 METALIZING Accuwright Industries___ 480-892-9595 METCO Metal Finishing____ 602-276-4120 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc______ 602-437-8995 Molds: Plastic Injection Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______602-437-8995 Molds Steel Arizona Finishing______ 602-438-4443 Jet Processing______623-869-6749x117 Mil Spec Painting IndustrialEX________ 303-456-6847 NAME PLATES Acu-Line____________ 206-634-1618 PMA Photometals_______ 480-773-3239 UID Tags (Boeing Approved) PMA Photometals_______ 480-773-3239 PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) Aluminum Advanced Coating______ 562-402-0005

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Plating Alodine MPI International________956-631-6880 Phosphate MPI International________956-631-6880 Polishing 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 JP Tool_____________ 541-664-6743 Pacific Metal Stampings____ 661-257-7656 Seastrom_ __________ 800-634-2356 SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 Weiser/Mile High Prec._ 303280-2778 Stamping: Aerospace JP Tool_____________ 541-664-6743 Pacific Metal Stampings____ 661-257-7656 Stamping: Bending JP Tool_____________ 541-664-6743 Pacific Metal Stampings____ 661-257-7656 Stamping:Design JP Tool_____________ 541-664-6743 Pacific Metal Stampings____ 661-257-7656 SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 Weiser/Mile High Prec._ 303280-2778 Stamping:Flat Forming JP Tool_____________ 541-664-6743 SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Light JP Tool_____________ 541-664-6743 Pacific Metal Stampings____ 661-257-7656 Seastrom_ __________ 800-634-2356 SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Short Run JP Tool_____________ 541-664-6743 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 JP Tool_____________ 541-664-6743 Mountain View Machine_ __ 435-755-0500 TUBE BENDING CUTTING FAB Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 WATERJET CUTTING Britz Machine & Design____ 509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 Marzee Inc.________ 602-269-5801 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Solid Form Fabrication_ ___ 503-435-1400 WELDING Britz Machine & Design____ 509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Mountain View Machine_ __ 435-755-0500 Solid Form Fabrication_ ___ 503-435-1400 Weiser/Mile High Prec._ _303280-2778 Welding: Aluminum Medium & Large Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Welding: Precision Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Weiser/Mile High Prec._ _303280-2778 Welding: MIG-TIG Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789

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Index of Advertisers 3rd Gen Machine...43 5th Axis Fixtures...20,39 ABS Quality Evaluations...16 Acu-Line...42 Acu Spec, Inc....43 Accuwright...42 Advanced Coating Tech...42 Advanced Mfg Services...42 All World Machinery..8,38 Amcon...18 Arizona Finishing...44 BK Machine...44 Bar-S...43 Britz Machine & Design...42 Byington Steel Treating...43 Castrol...47 Central Valley Machine...42 ChemResearch...43 Chevalier USA...39 Clark Machinery...40 CNC Solutions...17 Coastal Metals...28,41 Coating Technologies...43 Composites Mfg...46 Cutting Tool Control...38 Cygnet Stamping...44 DCM Tech...16,38 Desert EDM Sales...40 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc...44 DW Machinery Sales...23,39 Ebbco...41 EDM Network...24,39 EDM Performance..38,39 Edge Technologies...40 Elrod...41 EPSI...45 A2Z METALWORKER •

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Exair...2 Fadal CNC ...7,39 Faustson...43 Firetrace...40 Flow International...31,38 Fry Steel...41 Ganesh Machinery...38 Get An Edge...41 Global EDM Supply...39 GMN USA LLC...40 Gold Tech...45 Great Western Registrar...13,41 Group Manufacturing...43 Hallidie ...40 Haynes...39 Helical...41 Hilton Tool...42 Hogue Precision...40 Howard PMP...43 Howell Precision...45 IndustrialEX...42 Innovative Tool Sales...42 Intech Funding...9 J&M Machine...44 JP Tool...37 JPL/NASA...34 JRC & Associates...37 Jorgenson Machine Tools...40 KD Capital...39 KMT Waterjet...38 LMI Machinery...40 Machine Toolworks, Inc...5,39 Machine Tools Northwest...40 Marshall Tool and Supply...38 Marzee Inc...26,42 Matrix Machine...43,44

Mazak...5 MC Machinery...27 Metco Metal Finishing...43 Micro 100...22,39 Micropulse West...44 Micro-Tronics...25,42 Midaco Corporation...26,40 Mountain View Machining...42 Muratec...39 North-South Machinery...27,39 Northwestern Machinery...40 NFT...43 OGP...41 Omax..38 Pacific Metal Stampings...30,42 Performance Machine Tools...15 Petersen Inc...42 Petroferm...38 Phoenix Heat Treat...44 Pinnacle Precision...44 PMA Photometals...43 Powerhaus Precision...44 Premier Precision...42 PTI...12,42 Redback...30,45 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...41 Roentgen USA...46 Ron Grob...43 Rosco...39 SME, Composites Expo...29 S.L. Fusco...47 Sanson Machinery...33,38 Samuel Son & Co...3,35,40,41-44 Saw,16-17,48 Seastrom...44 Seattle Polishing & Plating...43

Seco...41 Self Clinch...44 Selway Machine Tool Co...38 Sequoia Brass & Copper...41 Setco Spindles & Slides...39 Shop Floor...41 Solid Form Fab...43 Specialty Steel...43 Spectra Financial Services...10,40 Spring Works Utah...43 St. Vrain...43 Steel Services Grinding...42 Superior Grinding...43 Team Industrial Sales...38,39 TCI Precision Metals...19,41 Tech Mold...32 Temtco Steel...40 The Metal Man...44 Tipco...41 Tool Technology ...2,39 Tornos...11,38 Trusty Cook...29,38 Distributors...2,40 Tornos...17 Trusty Cook...29,39 TVT Die Casting...20,42 Ulbrich..21,39 Universal Laser Systems...22 Valley Machine Shop...44 Weiser/Mile High...44 Westec Expo...36 Western Machine Center...38 Western Sintering...44 Westwood Precision...44 Wrico Stamping...42 Wright Prototype...45

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