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Vol. 1, No. 5 Oct/Nov 2011

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

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“Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood—the virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-anyprice, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft Announcements/Releases.................... 6-7 Shop Profile....................................1,24-25 living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.” Feature Articles.............................18-19,20 Theodore Roosevelt American 26th US president (1901-09), 1858-1919 Buyers Guide Equipment.................. 39-42 Buyers Guide Processes.................... 43-45 We live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.We are afforded the freedom to do just about whatever we choose. Card Gallery...................................... 39-45 We can say what we want and even color outside the lines Index Of Advertisers.............................. 46 a bit. We also have a responsibility with this great American Editorial................................. Throughout Legacy; to perpetuate it and cultivate it for the generations to come. Published by: I met a very intelligent gentleman named Klaus Hagelganz. He was such a pleasure to spend time A2Z Metalworker NW with and is a Journeyman Machinist. One thing he told me continues to stick in my head and hit my heart. I asked him if he came to America to enjoy the freedom we have so abundantly here PUBLISHERS/EDITORS in the States. He looked at me like I was born yesterday and said, “Kim, many other countries Kim Carpenter/Linda Daly enjoy freedom similar to the United States, it’s the Opportunity, the Abundant Opportunity that inspired my choice to come to the U.S”.You can read about Klaus in this issue. He created a great company called World Class Technology. Mail Address: PO Box 93295 I did a lot of traveling in September; from Casper,WY where I met two brothers working hard on their fabrication business in pursuit of the American dream, and making it happen through hard work and determination. These two brothers put all they had on the line, literally, lived in the warehouse they worked in and pulled some real long hours working metal and working hard at school to get their degrees. IMX in Vegas; I saw many great machine tool builders and I was inspired by the training and the world manufacturing theme I kept coming upon. Pacific Coast Machine Tool Show;Though not as big as it once was, I met some great people using great tools and processes with a stead fast vision of making something here in the US. Smart Map Expo in Tri-Cities, WA; Beautiful wine country and some very nice people that totally believe in the American Dream. This area has some great schools for machining apprentice programs and the city government really pushes and supports U.S. manufacturing. I met an organization there called GLAM, Girls Learning About Manufacturing. Wow, I love it! Manufacturing is alive; we just need to make sure we push our leaders to know the U.S. is strong when we make something here, and when we buy our own products. I often wonder if we as Americans were to make every effort to spend the same money we spend now, on products that were made in the United States, if we would have any economic challenges at all in this great country. I read this quote and was going to start with it, but we don’t like to harp on negative stuff. I thought I would end with it though; Only Americans, can hurt America.

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Ganesh 2011 Open House Success Unveils New 10-Axis Lathe Ganesh Machinery’s commitment to their customers was on display at their open-house on September 14th. The 245 attendees witnessed the dedicated backup that comes with a relationship with Ganesh through their professional applications engineering, training, sales, service, and office staff. Several new multitasking machines strategies were demonstrated along with 20-other machine displays. These new machines repA2Z METALWORKER •

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resent the Ganesh goal of relentless pursuit of machining efficiency for their customers to remain competitive.The new Cyclone-52 TTMY2 features 3-tool turrets, each with 16-tool positions available for milling, for a total of 48-tools. The two upper turrets both feature Y-axis capability. Keeping 3-tools in the cut greatly reduces cycle time helping Ganesh customers stay competitive in the brutal World economy. The new Cyclone-52 BY2 features both B andY-axis capability on the main and subspindle and features a total of 35-tools with 18-driven tools, and even has a 12-tool Servo B-axis for angular drilling, milling, and tapping. These new machines dramatically boost production and cut machining costs, increasing profitability. Ganesh will also be giving away a brand new 3-axis CNC lathe to the lucky winner of the free machine contest. You can see the machine on the showroom floor, or go to to register to win.

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muster the cash to pay for planes when they roll out of the factories. Taking ownership of a new jetliner usually entails paying Boeing or the Airbus unit of European Aeronautics Defense & Space Co. tens of millions of dollars. That generally requires some kind of financing, which has tightened significantly in recent weeks, airlines and airplane lessors say. One likely solution: government subsidies. During the economic crisis two years ago, export-credit agencies in Europe and the U.S. helped finance roughly one-third of all deliveries, allowing Boeing and Airbus to keep production high and staffing largely intact. Such agencies as the U.S. ExportImport Bank rarely lend money outright. Instead, they provide state guarantees that make commercial bankers feel more comfortable about lending.

Airbus and Boeing Co. are cranking up jetliner deliveries Just as new turmoil hits financial markets and economic upheaval continues to threaten airlines and plane makers alike.Yet there’s cautious optimism among the people who put planes in the air. Not pilots or engineers.The real power sources behind jets are the money managers who fund aircraft purchases and lease the planes to airlines. Many of them are gathering this week in Barcelona for the annual European meeting of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading.

Airplane financiers see opportunity because air traffic remains robust in many parts of the world, and high fuel prices are prompting carriers to replace old gas-guzzling planes with newer fuel-efficient models. Such demand is likely to continue. In recent months, such carriers as AMR Corp.’s American Airlines, Delta Air Lines Inc. and Air France-KLM SA have committed to order hundreds of planes, mostly to modernize their fleets. “Demand for new aircraft over the next several years is exceeding supply,” says John Plueger, president of Air Lease Corp. While demand remains strong, it’s another question whether airlines can A2Z METALWORKER •

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Domhnal Slattery, chief executive of Irish lessor Avolon Aerospace Leasing Ltd. and a veteran of past downturns, predicts next year will be the biggest year ever for jetliner export-credit financing. He says the cost of government guarantees has increased under new international rules intended to avoid overheating orders, but since interest rates are extraordinarily low, the total funding cost to airlines remains manageable. Another funding source is lessors themselves, who often buy planes from airlines and immediately lease them back to the carriers. This two-step, similar to mortgaging a house, frees up airlines’ cash while helping lessors grow. Many lessors are able to do this now because they amassed war chests over recent years. Such funding is aimed only at new planes, however. Many airlines also need to refinance older models, and industry players say that is getting tough. In years past, second-tier airlines would buy used planes from toptier carriers. Today, with Airbus and Boeing churning out so many new planes and governments helping sales, even tiny start-ups can fly spiffy new models.That makes older planes harder to resell—and harder to finance. “We’re certainly going to have a funding squeeze on older aircraft,” predicts Bertrand Grabowski, a member of the management board of Germany’s DVB Bank SE, one of the few European commercial banks still financing aircraft.As a result, more older planes will get retired, potentially prompting owners to write down their value sooner than expected, he says.

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Air France Places Aircraft Orders Air France-KLM said it had placed orders for 110 aircraft, including options, in a deal potentially worth as much as $27 billion at list prices as the Franco-Dutch airline seeks to upgrade its long-haul fleet and to reduce its fuel costs. The order was split between Airbus, a unit of European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co. NV, and its U.S. rival, Boeing Co.. Typically, both plane manufacturers offer buyers substantial discounts on list prices for large orders. The new aircraft will allow more than 15% reduction of fuel consumption, Air France-KLM said. The airline will finance the acquisition of these aircraft with cash flow generated from its own operations. Fuel consumption has become increasingly important for airlines as the price of oil remains stubbornly high, even though it has fallen from peak levels. After a withering downturn for the industry during 2008 and 2009 that saw dozens of carriers go out of business, airlines are determined to keep costs under control. Among the measures, airlines are buying more fuel-efficient planes. Airbus has enjoyed considerable success in winning orders due to its fuel-efficient version of its best-selling A320 line of planes. The updated plane, dubbed the A320neo, for “new engine option,” helped theToulouse, France-based plane maker rack up a record 730 aircraft orders and commitments at the Paris Air Show this summer.

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The airline placed a firm order for 25 Airbus A350-900 jets and signed an option for 35 more.The list price for each of these aircraft is $268 million. It also ordered 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and signed an option for another 25, Boeing said in a separate statement. The list price of this airliner was $218 million in 2010. The first Boeing Dreamliner bought by Air France-KLM will start flying for KLM in 2016 and the first of the new A350-900 will be operating for Air France in 2018. Both airlines will end up using both models. Air France-KLM selected Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC’s (RR.LN) Trent XWB engine to power its Airbus A350-900s, the first time that the airline has chosen to equip its aircraft with engines supplied by the U.K. engine manufacturer. Air France-KLM appears to be planning for the longer term after Chief Executive Pierre-Henri Gourgeon last week told Dow Jones Newswires that the airline likely would scale back its capacity expansion program for next summer in view of the gloomier economic outlook. “We had been working on the assumption of a 5% increase, but now we’re aiming at 2% or 3% ... but using larger aircraft so that the growth will be virtuous in economic terms,” he said. 1.800.838.0343 WWW. MAXIEMWATERJETS .COM TEL 877-MAXIEM5 (877-629-4365) Made in the USA A2Z METALWORKER •

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Raven(r) small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares When Defense Secretary Robert M. Gatespackages. announced cutsand last Thefunding systems month, some in the defense industry shuddered. But for others, the spares packages are schedannounced cuts will generate new opportunities to revitalize older uled for delivery within the systems. next several months. It’s not unusual for a program termination to refocus attention on an older The Air Force Security program, but analysts said this shift may become more common as the Forces plan to employ RaPentagon’s budget tightens and it is forced to work with the equipment ven systems to enhance it already owns. situational awareness and security at bases worldwide. This time around, Gates announced the Defense Department will end a This initialGeneral order will proMarine Corps vehicle program with prime contractor Dynamics vide systems for training of and will instead direct money toward repairing and upgrading its existing Air Force personnel to support deployment. amphibious assault vehicle, built bybroader BAE Systems. Additionally, he delayed part of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 strike-fighter aircraft program and said the Pentagon would buy from more small of Boeing’s F/A-18aircraft aircraft. “Real-time aerial video unmanned systems has proven invaluable to warfighters on the battlefield, and can similarly Security at Air bases,” Tom Herring, “Ibenefit think that thereForces are going to Force be more and said more examples likeAerothat,” said Todd Harrison, a defense analyst the Center for Strategic and Vironment senior vice president andwith general manager, Unmanned Budgetary Assessments. Aircraft Systems. Because the military in recent years investedaircraft in manysystems, new programs, “For a fraction of the cost of larger unmanned Raven, which in lots of cases have not come to fruition, it did not spend as much A2Z METALWORKER •

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Puma and Wasp systems deliver situational awareness directly to the on large-scale repair and modernization of older equipment, Harrison troops who need it, helping them operate more effectively and saving added. “As a result, we still have . . . this lagging need to recapitalize Withofour looking for ways to do more with much large ourcustomers force,” he said. less, small UAS provide tremendous value at a relatively low cost.” The defense industry, keeping a close eye on programs vulnerable to cancellation, is now positioning for these repair efforts. The Raven unmanned aircraftitself is a 4.2-pound, backpackable, handlaunched sensor platform that provides day and night, real-time video BAE Systems is hoping to win repairing its amphibious assault imagery for “over the hill” andwork “around the corner” reconnaissance, vehicle, but theand company anticipates competition. surveillance target acquisition in support of tactical units. U.S. armed forces use Raven systems extensively for missions such as base “We don’t route expectreconnaissance, to get any favoritism of the customer we security, missionout planning and forcebecause protection. are theRaven [original manufacturer], but I do think thereaircraft, are sometwo advantages Each system typically consists of three ground ofcontrol being stations the designer of this vehicle,” said Ann Hoholick, BAE’s vice and spares. president of new vehicles and amphibious systems.

iRobot $60BAE Mhas Army Faced with aReceives tighter budget, tried toContract be equally prepared to bid on a new program or a competition to modernize older systems, said iRobot Corp., leader in executive deliveringvice robotic technology-based soluBob Murphy, theacompany’s president for product sectors. tions, has received a five-year $60 million indefinite delivery/indefi“You can’t get wed to any one thing, because all I can tell you is, as the nite quantity from U.S. Army’s Robotic Joint future unfolds,contract what looks likethe a very high priority today .Systems . . can change Program Office (RSJPO). The U.S. Army Contracting Command very rapidly,” Murphy said. “You’ve got to be prepared for the change.”in Warren, Michigan is the contracting entity. LorenThompson, a defense industry consultant at the Lexington Institute, said it’s the common for aterms, program to create new work on an Under contract’s thetermination Army can procure iRobot PackBot(r) existing piece of equipment. But, often “the company that benefits robots, spare parts, repairs, upgrades and support services forfrom U.S. amilitary cancellation is not the including company whose canceled,” said. requirements, Foreignprogram MilitaryisSales (FMS).heiRobot has delivered its combat-proven government and industrial robots to “In this environment, weapons spending is a zero-sum game,”Thompson customers in approximately 30 countries. added. “One company’s gain is another company’s loss.”


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Toshiba Corporation Selects Applied Materials’ Predictive Scheduling Solution to Boost Lithography Efficiency Applied Materials, Inc. announced that semiconductor and storage products company Toshiba Corporation has purchased Applied’s SmartSched® predictive scheduling software to improve the capacity and efficiency of its photolithography operations. Installation of the first phase of this breakthrough software solution began in August at Toshiba’s Fab 4 facility in Yokkaichi, Japan - currently one of the world’s largest 300mm “mega fab” chip production factories.1 “Unlocking litho capacity was identified as a critical step in increasing output in our manufacturing operations,” said Masanori Morikawa, senior manager of manufacturing engineering at the Toshiba Yokkaichi Operation. “We selected Applied’s SmartSched solution because it offers the quickest, most costeffective route to optimize throughput and reduce cycle time, focusing first on lithography steps. We plan on working with Applied to extend SmartSched capability to meet additional Toshiba production requirements so we can improve output and equipA2Z METALWORKER •

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ment utilization in multiple areas of our manufacturing operations.” “SmartSched software is like the ultimate efficiency expert - addressing one of the industry’s biggest issues: managing lot movement to maximize the utilization of each tool,” said Charlie Pappis, group vice president and general manager of Applied Global Services. “We’re extremely pleased to be able to help a technology leader such as Toshiba increase the return on their existing lithography assets.We believe that all 300mm fabs can benefit significantly from our SmartSched software solution, extending beyond litho to other bottleneck tool areas of a factory. SmartSched software aligns very well with a key objective in the ITRS roadmap to reduce wafer cycle time.” Applied’s SmartSched software is the industry’s first and only commercially available predictive scheduling solution for optimizing the movement of wafers through the litho cell - considered to be the most complex and capital intensive area of the fab and a frequent bottleneck in production. It is also an area where costs are expected to continue to rise with growing device complexity. SmartSched uses proprietary predictive algorithms to help customers optimize litho tool time, converting underutilization into expanded capacity. Greater litho tool utilization also means that customers can potentially delay or avoid the purchase of new equipment - providing a significant return on their SmartSched software investment. The SmartSched system is built on Applied’s proven Advanced Productivity software platform that includes capacity planning, scheduling, dispatching and simulation technologies that are used by virtually every leading 300mm fab worldwide.Together, they form a unique, integrated solution for optimum manufacturing operations based on highly accurate planning processes. For more information on Applied’s comprehensive range of real-time decision-making products, visit software-semi.

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Broadcom to purchase NetLogic for $3.7B Broadcom said it has agreed to buy NetLogic Microsystems for about $3.7 billion.Irvine-based Broadcom is paying about 57 percent more than Santa Clara-based NetLogic’s closing priceon the day of the announcement.

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Broadcom also reiterated its business outlook for the third quarter of 2011, saying it expects revenue to be between $1.9 billion and $2.0 billion, product gross margins of flat to up slightly and research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses of flat to down $10 million in the third quarter of 2011. Broadcom, which makes chips for wireless devices, including Apple’s mobile devices, said it expects the acquisition to boost earnings by 10 cents a share next year.


Achaogen, Inc., South San Francisco, CaCALL lif., is being awarded a $8,919,538 costplus-fixed-fee contract modification for novel broad spectrum therapeutics against gram-negative bacterial threat agents, research and development effort for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in support of the research and development enteprise.Work will be performed at South San Francisco, Calif., and is expected to be completed June 2012. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity.

L-3 Selected To Provide Enhanced Displays For Apache Helicopter L-3 Communications announced that its Display Systems unit has received a competitively-awarded firm-fixed price contract from Lockheed Martin to develop a new 5-x-5-inch color Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display (AMLCD) assembly for the U.S. Army’s AH64D Apache helicopter. L-3 has extensive experience supporting the Apache platform, with over 1,000 display systems delivered to

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army. L-3’s new color AMLCD assembly will be a direct replacement for the current monochromatic display unit, and will be used to enhance the Apache’s target acquisition and night vision sensor display capabilities. It provides one of the highest resolution display systems available on U.S. military platforms, resulting in greatly enhanced target detection and recognition for Apache pilots during day or night operations. “We are honored to have earned this opportunity to extend our outstanding relationship with Lockheed Martin on the AH-64D Apache program. Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army have shown great confidence in our ability to develop this complex system upgrade for our warfighters,” said Bruce Coffey, president of L-3 Display Systems. “L-3 is a leader in providing high-performance display systems, processing and avionics subsystem integration solutions for demanding environments.” A2Z METALWORKER •

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The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $319,905,801 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-09-C-0022) for spares, support equipment and tools, logistics support, trainers, and courseware in support of the low rate initial production, lot two, P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas (35 percent); Hazelwood, Mo. (35 percent); Seattle, Wash. (14 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (4 percent); Anaheim, Calif. (4 percent); Baltimore, Md. (3 percent); Camden, N.J. (3 percent); and Greenlawn, N.Y. (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed in March 2014.

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Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Cubic Defense Applications, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a not to exceed $31,435,144 firm-fixed-price contract for approximately 105 airborne subsystems, parallel and serial umbilicals, and ballast, ground subsystems: transport ground subsystem with live monitor, control display units, portable ground subsystem, remote range unit, maintenance boot flash module, travel and engineering and technical management support and program management. This contract supports foreign military sales to Australia (37 percent). AAC/EBYK (Range Instrumentation Systems Branch), Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8678-12-C-0104).

Ceradyne, Inc., Costa Mesa, Calif., was awarded a firm-fixedprice contract for a maximum $127,349,100 for enhanced small arms protective inserts. Other locations of performance are California and Kentucky. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The date of performance completion is March 31, 2013. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, PhilaA2Z METALWORKER â&#x20AC;˘

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Northrup Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Redondo Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $39,501,564 cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to exercise the option for the defense on-orbit support and sustainment contract providing fiscal 2012 on-orbit sustainment for both the Defense Support Program sensor and spacecraft bus. Work will be performed at Redondo Beach, Calif.

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World Class Technology The name says it all; the highest class of manufacturing is esteemed worldwide! Klaus Hagelganz started his journeyman machinist program when he was 16 years old and worked his apprenticeship in Argentina. The company in Argentina was an American-owned company who sponsored Klaus in his machining schooling. Klaus felt an early love for his vocation and was very proud to be making something with his mind and his hands.

Performance jumped from 1 to 6 and then 12 in2/hr. Competition between EDM manufacturers continued through the eighties and performance improved. Today, CNCWire manufacturers boast “advertised” first pass machining rates in excess of 25 in2/hr. High current generators, higher flushing pressures requiring stiffer, more rigid tooling and premium wire (electrodes) have all had an impact on cutting speeds. Klaus had other EDM machines before the Mitsubishis and has had them removed from his facility. He explained that when you are making very high precision parts and molds you must use the best equipment. “Mitsubishi is class 1”, Klaus said. He continued, “We have 2 wire machines (Mitsubishi FA10PS) and one sinker (Mitsubishi EA12V), and they are all very precise and very reliable.”

There was one revolution after another in those days (1950’s -1970’s) and when Klaus got married he had to come to grips with the fact the military was taking over and he needed to move to a land of opportunity. Klaus says the choices at that time were Canada, Germany, and the United States. Klaus chose the United States.With a job contract and an affidavit in hand from a friend in LA, Klaus and his wife moved to America. In those days, Klaus says, craftsmen were always welcome and there was always a good job opening for trained craftsmen. After a few years Klaus moved to work for a mold making company in CA, Caco Pacific and specialized in what was referred to as duplicating. “Back then”, Klaus says, “we made the electrodes for the EDM Machines”. Klaus used sinker machines most of his life and said EDM wire machines came into their own around 20 years ago.Wire EDM machines have been commercially available since the late 1970s. By the mid-eighties the machine tool and generator designs had changed dramatically. Unlike the early “sewing machines” theWire EDM machine had developed into a machine tool. Though the basic concept of metal removal is the same as on a Die Sinker, a Wire EDM machine, by its very design is quite different. For instance, allWire EDM machines are CNC controlled while there are both manual and CNC Die Sinkers. A2Z METALWORKER •

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Klaus said, “We specialize in metal injection molding and we have been doing this since the 80s. We inject the powdered metal into a high precision mold and then sinter (High Heat Process) the parts in our precision furnaces to perfection. We attained world-class status over the years.These EDM machines have helped us make molds that keep us at the cutting edge of world-class technology. The craftsmen that program and run these machines are the foundation of manufacturing. Everything starts with a tool! Building something is what made the United States.” He contined, “We need to build things again. The U.S. needs to import some great CNC operators/machinists and programmers that know the trade and that know how to build a tool from scratch. This is why we hire the best people!” Ted Lukins, Shop Foreman and Juergen Bathen, Manufacturing Engineer, both agree that World Class treats their people very well and the micro molding they do is in a class of its own. Ted says, “The capabilities of the World Class shop are very high tolerance.We have created our own tooling that is proprietary and keeps us doing business with the top tier in orthodontics and other medical fields.” For the best in Metal Injection Molding call World Class Technology, 503-472-8320, For the best EDM Machine Tools from Mitsubishi, call Chris Gendusa at North South Machinery, 510-710-5600, www.NorthSouth-



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Aviation High soars into the future, landing next to Boeing Field Some gravel, some dirt, a lot of weeds and, in one corner, a portable toilet. That’s about all that’s been sitting in this vacant lot north of the Museum of Flight along East Marginal Way South. To imagine this as the site of a cutting-edge educational facility that will help produce tomorrow’s engineers, scientists, pilots, technicians and entrepreneurs takes vision. Fortunately, vision is the common denominator among those who will gather Wefor the groundbreaking of the $43.5 million Raisbeck Aviation High School. Donors and dreamers, educators and museum professionals, industry and government leaders, architects, planners and builders, even students have their stamp on the three-story school building due to open in 2013. “We want to inspire the generation that’s going to write the story of the second century of flight,” said Douglas King, Museum of Flight CEO. King said the museum — long before he came on board early this year — decided its goal wasn’t just to collect and preserve aviation history but to help shape it. Aviation High School, a public school that’s part of the Highline School District, actually opened in 2004. It operated for its first few years at South Seattle Community College and, more recently, on the campus of a Des Moines middle school.

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“We’ve been nomads,” said Reba Gilman, principal since the school opened. From the school’s inception, the museum has been envisioned as its eventual home, Gilman said. Not only will it provide ready access to the museum’s resources, it will put the school at the doorstep of some 200 flight-related businesses operating out of the Boeing Field area. “Our goal is that every student is connected with a mentor in the aviation/ aerospace industry,” Gilman said. “We want them [the mentors] to come for lunch with students, share their education and career pathways, and be a true member of our learning community.” Every aspect of the building will reinforce its mission, Gilman said, including project labs in which students can build robots, rockets, model airplanes — even a small airplane.

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out toward Boeing Field, where some 300,000 takeoffs and landings a year reinforce the nature of the school’s curriculum. The museum also will benefit from the juxtaposition, King said, by tapping the energy and vitality of high-school students to help with exhibits and programs at the museum.

Marco was in Aviation High School’s initial graduating class, 2008 — the same year he got his pilot’s license. This year, he graduated from Florida’s Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, completing four years of curriculum in three. He soon will head to basic training in the Air Force, where he hopes to become an officer and fighter pilot. The value of his experience at Aviation High School, which included learning directly from pilots and aviation engineers, was evident at Embry-Riddle.

When the school moves to its new quarters, its new name will honor the commitment of James and Sherry Raisbeck of Seattle, who have donated $3 million toward the school’s construction. James Raisbeck heads Raisbeck Engineering and Raisbeck Commercial Air Group, innovators in aviation design.

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Boeing has contributed $4 million. Jim Albaugh, Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO, said the school could be an important part of producing the company’s future workforce, noting that half of Boeing’s engineers are expected to retire over the next five years.

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Gilman said the school is looking for students “who are inspired by aviation and aerospace” and ready to pursue a rigorous education in “STEM” subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. The school intends to stay small to focus effectively on individual students. This fall’s freshman class of 115 was drawn from a pool of some 275 applicants, Gilman said.

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Boeing Co.Award The Boeing Co., of Huntington Beach, Calif., is being awarded a maximum $11,750,000,000 Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for the C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment

Program (GISP). This contract will provide support and sustainment services to the government product dupport manager (PSM)/product support integrator (PSI) for the C-17 weapon system. Support shall include, but not be limited to: program management; sustaining logistics; material and equipment management; sustaining engineering; quality assurance; depot level aircraft maintenance and modifications; F117 propulsion system management; long-term sustainment (LTS) planning; field services, unique foreign military customer services, and Air Logistics Center Partnering Support for the worldwide fleet of the C-17 aircraft. The level of support required will be outlined in individual task orders. Approximately 10 precent of this contract effort supports Foreign Military Sales to United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and NATO Strategic Airlift Capability. At this time, zero dollars have been obligated. Aerospace Sustainment Directorate Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.

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Honeywell predicts that business jet sales may rise in 2012, spurred by demand from emerging economies. Business-jet sales may increase worldwide starting in 2012 as emerging-market demand blunts a sluggish U.S. economy that fueled a probable decline this year, Honeywell International Inc. projected. Purchase expectations are growing in Asia, followed by the Middle East and Africa, while the free-fall in developed markets like North America following 2008’s recession has stabilized, according to an annual survey of 1,500 companies by the Morris Township, New Jersey-based avionics and cockpit-instruments maker. Companies also have cash to spend now, compensating for individuals that might hold back amid economic uncertainty, Rob Wilson, president of Honeywell’s business and general aviation unit, said in an interview. Replacement of aging planes has combined with international travel demand to boost potential sales of longer-range models, he said Cautious optimism” will be a theme at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual conference that is in Las Vegas,

Wilson said. “We’re figuring out how to make the most of it in uncertain times.”Customers continue to say that they still intend to buy new aircraft in the next five years, though some have pushed out the timing to the latter half of that period, Wilson said. Air-travel demand has been boosted by growing trade between Africa and China, a run-up in commodity prices and oil, and the exploration of new business opportunities in those regions, Wilson said. Global deliveries probably will decline to 600 to 650 from last year’s 732, then climb in 2012 to less than 700, Honeywell projected. The percentage of active fleets comprised by used jets for sale has declined about four points from a peak in 2009 amid the financial crisis, the survey found. Business-jet manufacturers are building new models with greater range to lure buyers away from the used-aircraft market. General Dynamics Corp.’s Gulfstream,Textron Inc.’s Cessna and Embraer SA are all developing new planes to enter service over the next two years. A2Z METALWORKER •

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aspects of metalworking including machining and fabrication, and Deven a mechanical engineer and business grad apply the great work ethic they learned from their parents to their own business. No job is too small or too big for the brothers and they both are hands on. Deven & Keath Paolo created their business together in October of 2007 after looking to buy various companies. The brothers came close to buying a company after many months of searching, a business that builds fermentation tanks for the brewing industry. They came close but opted not to buy that company. After a few years (since 2004) of searching to no avail for a business to work together they decided they had what it took to build their own business with their many years of metalworking and business experience. It started with a strong name that is representative of the dynamic duo. Solid; in the state of matter, characterized by resistance to deformation & changes in volume. Form; to give shape or visible structure. Fabrication; A form made whole by uniting its parts, formed by art & labor. In the spring of 2009, Solid Form chose to purchase the Omax® 80X water jet as a key member to their arsenal. After an exhausting search and interviewing over 30 manufacturing companies nation

wide, the resounding facts helped them make their decision. Omax was said to have great customer service with little machine down time, a very functional gantry system, a great pump system, and a software package that worked well. They were sold on the Omax waterjet and have never looked back. In fact when asked what their next water jet would be, it was an easy answer, Omax! The Omax water jet purchase opened up a whole new dimension for the business.The Omax can cut everything Deven said. I can use the Omax for thin sheet metal cutting with intricate cut outs to thick steel inches thick. One machine and all the options of cutting anything from granite, glass, tubing, to aluminum and steel. We have increased sales every year and the Omax has been a great revenue generator for our company! The OMAX 80X JetMachining Center series are bridge-style waterjet machines. All 80X models are delivered with the durable, factory-aligned OMAX MAXJET®5i Nozzle and a Bulk Abrasive Delivery System.They also feature Intelli-TRAX™, the high precision, and traction drive technology designed exclusively for the abrasive waterjet environment. This robust and reliable system requires little maintenance and maximizes both machine time and profit margins. The OMAX 80X is ideal for cutting larger or multiple part projects. Today, Solid Form Fabrication serves the Commercial Industry, Architectural Industry, and does special work for other machine shops and fabrication shops throughout the area. Solid Form also makes their own line of products for the architectural Industry.

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The company certified to the ISO:9001 AS 9100 standard 5 years ago, long before many other machine shops in the area made this significant investment. Roger says, “Great Western was highly recommended as the Registrar back then, and they saved us during during our first experience with the certification process.” He elaborated, “We thought we were ready to certify and we brought Great Western Registrar into our facility. Hayley Brodish and Burt Gold were the 2 auditors who came to see us for a preassessment. They asked some very relevant questions that we were’t prepared to answer, and they helped us to understand that we needed to do some additional preparation in order to pass certification. Valley Machine spent the next several months preparing for the audit so that they passed the first time with GreatWestern, Roger says that the GreatWestern team has continued to provide experienced and professional suppport ever since Valley Machine certified to ISO/AS9100. In fact they now have a local Great Western auditor in the Seattle, WA area, so there are no travel costs incurred. A2Z METALWORKER •

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The Solar Decathlon challenges each of the teams in ten contests to design, build and operate the most attractive, effective and energyefficient solar-powered home. Each team’s home is designed with the energy needs of a typical household in mind. “Since 2005, winners of the solar decathlon have chosen SunPower solar panels, the most reliable and efficient on the market today, for their solar homes, and in the 2009 event, SunPower panels were used by the top three finishers,” said SunPower CEO Tom Werner. “SunPower is proud once again to support the skilled and passionate student decathletes as they compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon and we wish them the best.” The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a program that aims to help the visiting public learn about the benefits of applying sustainable, energy efficient and cost-saving features to their own homes. The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002, and competitions now take place every other year.

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Silevo’s cell structure Silevo advised that it had exited its stealth mode with its new proprietary Triex technology. The hybrid solar solution is said to combine high-performance crystalline silicon N-type substrates, thin-film passivation layers and a tunneling oxide layer in one solar module.The solar module is powered by the company’s tunneling junction, which it states allows for the three materials to cohesively work together and produce high-efficiency, competitive module costs with optimum energy yield. Silevo’s corporate headquarters in California’s Silicon Valley are supported by its R&D and manufacturing operation base in Asia. The company recently finalized US$33 million in financing with New Margin, a new lead investor, which was joined by GSR & DT Capital. The company intends to use the financing to develop a high-volume manufacturing facility in Hangzhou, China and explore advanced research to bring Triex to 24% conversion efficiency. A2Z METALWORKER •

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MIT’s Technology Review Features Solar3D Solar3D, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough 3-dimensional solar cell technology to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity, has been featured in an article published by MIT’s prestigious technological journal, Technology Review. Inspired by light management techniques used in fiber optic devices, the company’s innovative solar cell technology utilizes a 3-dimensional design to trap sunlight inside micro-photovoltaic structures where photons bounce around until they are converted into electrons. Solar3D’s management believes that this breakthrough solar cell design will dramatically change the economics of solar energy. “It is exciting to see our innovative 3-dimensional solar cell highlighted by a publication like Technology Review,” commented Jim Nelson, President and CEO of Solar3D. “The publication recognizes the top advances in a broad spectrum of science. We feel gratified to be counted as part of the great breakthroughs among the advances in solar technology.” With the design complete, Solar3D has begun the process of evaluating methods of fabricating a prototype along with techno-economic analysis of the new solar cell.The article reported that Solar3D’s new 3-dimensional solar cell will have two principal sections: the Light Collector section and the Micro Photovoltaic section. The purpose of the design is to eliminate reflection and electron re-absorption. Nelson continued, “The article describes our focus on mass production and competitiveness.We focus on both of those items to help us move closer to grid parity. Ultimately, our overriding objective is to make solar energy affordable to the world and to achieve its destiny of becoming the primary source of energy for mankind.” As the Company nears the completion of its prototype in the next few months, management will seek a fabrication partner, most likely in the semiconductor industry, who will participate in bringing the product to market.

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Demand for turboprop planes, such as Cessna Aircraft’s 208 Caravan and Hawker Beechcraft’s King Air, is expected to bounce back quicker than demand for piston-powered aircraft, Royce said. “The turboprops tend to have a higher proportion of commercial operators using them than the general aviation piston aircraft,” Royce said. “They’ve done fairly well even through the downturn because the aircraft are used as income generators.” Turboprops are used for a variety of applications, such as carrying small freight, charter operations and special missions. Royce expects turboprop production to grow from 387 planes last year to 509 this year. That includes 100 aircraft used in agriculture. In the piston market, Royce expects production to increase from 900 in 2010 to 1,000 aircraft this year. Manufacturers are waiting to see how long it takes demand for piston planes to emerge from China and India. When it does, Cessna, Piper, Cirrus and other planemakers will be well positioned.“Everyone will benefit, but that’s going to require the regulatory structure and infrastructure to be built,” Royce said. A2Z METALWORKER •

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“The fundamentals of our North American manufacturing sector are solid.To ensure its continued strength and viability as the global economic climate changes, the U.S. together with industry leaders must support investment in new technology that accelerates productivity, as well as improving workforce education and training. But if done correctly, there are significant opportunities for manufacturing in North America.” ISO 9001:2008 certified, Mazak Corporation opened its North American Headquarters in Florence, Kentucky in 1974, and since then, has continued to expand and invest in its manufacturing operations.  Over the last three decades, Mazak has expanded its manufacturing operations in the U.S. 15 times, growing the facility to over 600,000 sq. ft. Mazak currently manufactures over 28 series of machines and over 100 models at its Kentucky plant, including vertical 3-, 4- and 5-axis machining centers, NEXUS turning centers and NEXUS Multi-Tasking machines. Most recently, Mazak has invested $13 million in expanding the Kentucky facility’s manufacturing capabilities through additional floor space and significant technology upgrades. These investments will continue through 2011, with the installation of an additional 5-axis 10-meter double-column Mazak VERSATECH machining center for increasing large-size part production capabilities and three Mazak Optonics OPTIPLEX 3015 laser fabrication centers in an FMS system that improve the processing of sheet metal machine components.  A characteristic of the plant is that Mazak uses its own multitasking INTEGREX technology and PALLETECH systems to provide the same attractive levels of productivity offered to customers. Mazak applies their unique Production-On-Demand approach to manufacturing in its Kentucky plant, which incorporates modular assembly operations to reduce inventory and streamline production, allowing the company to quickly introduce new, innovative products into the market. Manufacturers will have the opportunity to experience the QUICK TURN NEXUS and ORBITEC machines first hand, along with over 30 other models of new machines at T3 – Tomorrow’s Technology Today, a Discover Mazak 2011 event. The largest event of its kind, T3 is scheduled for October 18-20 and 25-27, and will host large numbers of manufacturers from across North America. In addition to featured machine technology, attendees will have the opportunity to tour Mazak’s manufacturing plant and learn about the latest in complementary technologies from Mazak’s VIP technology partners including Sandvik Coromant, Renishaw, Inc., Parlec, Seco Tools, LNS America and Royal Products. Live cutting demonstrations on all 30 machines will provide a broad spectrum of capability for manufacturers of different industries. For more information on T3 and to register, please visit MazakT3. com.



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The first application of Pro Line Fusion in the light business aircraft market should be certified by the end of 2013, and this system will be available for new aircraft and for retrofit in Part 23 jets and turboprops. Rockwell Collins will also offer its new lightweight HGS-3500 headup guidance system for the light jet and turboprops market, once it is certified in 2014 or 15. For its Venue cabin management system, Rockwell Collins announced a series of innovative features, including a family of intuitive, touchscreen, high-definition monitors and cabin controls, a touch-enabled version of its Airshow moving map and simultaneous audio/video on demand (AVOD). Finally, Rockwell Collins’s new Ascend aircraft information manager (AIM) has now been certified. AIM gives operators of aircraft equipped with Pro Line 4 or Pro Line 21 avionics the ability to securely, automatically and wirelessly transfer data–including database updates and maintenance information–to and from the aircraft. The first installation was done by StandardAero and certified on a Falcon 50EX. The hardware installation included the Rockwell Collins IMS-3500 information management server and DBU-5010E database unit.

Through the Ascend service, these systems create a wireless link between the aircraft and ground stations around the world to automatically transfer information to and from the Ascend Data Center. Taking it a bit further, Rockwell Collins has also unveiled a new mobile app and flight operations dashboard for Ascend. It allows operators global access to “the only complete, fully integrated information management solutions that seamlessly streamlines all aspects of flight operations, from preflight scheduling to flight planning to closeouts,” according to the company.

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Boeing Marks 20th Anniversary of C-17 Globemaster III’s 1st Flight T he Boeing Company recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first flight of the C-17 airlifter. On Sept. 15, 1991, test aircraft T-1 took off from the Boeing Long Beach site on a two-hour flight that proved the engineering and design concepts of the aircraft and marked the beginning of the program.

“The first flight of T-1 ushered in a new era in military and humanitarian airlift,” said Bob Ciesla, C-17 program manager for Boeing. “Twenty years ago, when I was working in flight test for this new airlift program, I could not anticipate just how critical the C-17 would become for the U.S. Air Force and its allies. The success of the C-17 Globemaster III program extends beyond Boeing’s employees and supplier partners -- who have proudly engineered and built the world’s greatest airlifter for two decades -- to exceed the expectations of customers around the globe who fly the jet every day.” The C-17 has flown more than 2 million hours in its 20-year history, supporting worldwide airlift missions that transport troops and supplies to global hot zones and bring aid to those in need during humanitarian crises.

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The C-17 aircraft has achieved a number of record-breaking milestones -- more than any other airlifter in history -- and set 33 world records during initial flight testing.The C-17’s records include payload to altitude and time-to-climb, as well as a record for short-takeoff-and-landing in which the C-17 took off in less than 1,400 feet, carried a payload of 44,000 pounds to altitude, and landed in less than 1,400 feet. During the past 20 years, Boeing has delivered 235 C-17s -- 211 to the U.S. Air Force, including active duty, Guard and Reserve units, and 24 to international customers including the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Qatar Emiri Air Force, United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence, and the 12-member Strategic Airlift Capability initiative of NATO and Partnership for Peace nations. India became the newest C-17 customer in June, when India’s Ministry of Defence signed an agreement with the U.S. government to acquire 10 C-17s that will be delivered in 2013-2014. A2Z METALWORKER •

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Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Equipment and Services

“Work with passion, sell with conviction, support with dedication.” • Brass & copper tubes

• Zinc coated wire

• Dielectric fluid

• Brass wire

• Metallics

• Resin

• Tooling

• Filters

• Graphite

• Spare & wear parts

• EDM hole driller

• Omax parts

At EPA, one call does it all. Call 1-800-EDM-2-WIN


Lucian Cocos Tony Strocsher

S a l e s M a n a g e r, N o r t h W e s t


1400 Pioneer St. Brea, CA 92821 562•694•5990 562•694•6228: fax

1•800•336•2946 1•510•701•0738: c e l l email: Offices:

California (So. & No.) • Florida • Ohio

Mark Montano



Western Machine Center, Inc. 19630 Hicks Road Los Gatos, California 95032 Office 408.955.1000 Cell 408.858.5791 Fax 408.955.1001

ERIC de LEEUW Sales Manager

• Industrial Supplies • Metal Cutting Tools • Precision Tools



VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 10530 E. 59th Street Indianapolis, IN 46236 ph317.823.6821 / 877.240.2462 cell317.946.1235 / home317.823.8615 fax317.823.6822

ACCESSORIES Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277 Abrasive Systems KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 Aqueous Degreasers Petroferm Inc._______ 317-371-8899 Auto-Bar Feed Systems

Western Machine Center___ 408-955-1000

Band Saws/Blades Marshall Tool _______ 206-244-8888 Bar Feeder Accessories Trusty-Cook_ _______ 877-240-2462 Boring Bars/Tools Micro 100_________ 208-888-7310 Seco Tools Inc._______ 503-267-4805 Bridgeport Parts & Accs. Hallidie Machine Tool___ 253-939-9020 Carbide Tools CTE______________951-358-1111 Marshall Tool _______ 206-244-8888 Micro 100_________ 208-888-7310 Chemicals: Ultrasonic Petroferm Inc._______ 317-371-8899

4453 So. 134th Pl. Seattle, WA 98168 (206) 244-8888 Cell (206) 499-5307 Toll Free 1 (800) 327-8291 Fax (206) 244-8578


Jeff Wayne

Metal Supermarkets (Kent) 22029 70th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032

Phone: 253-395-1835 Toll Free: 888-422-1835 Fax: 253-395-1835

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 Coating Treatment CTE______________951-358-1111 Coolant Systems Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277 Ebbco Inc_ ________ 800-809-3901 Hangsterfer’s_ ______ 800-433-LUBE DCM Tech _________ 800-533-5339 Cutting Fluids & Oils Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277 Castrol___________ 800-894-7773 Hangsterfer’s_ ______ 800-433-LUBE Marshall Tool _______ 206-244-8888 Cutting Tools CTE______________951-358-1111

The Machinery & Taoling Specialists in Metal Fabrication

12512 Beverly Park Rd. #B-3, Lynnwood, WA 98087 PO Box 263 I, Kirkland, WA 98083 Phone: Mobile:




800-822-8152 206-669-4006 425-513-8264

Al Duenas

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Dust Collectors, Filtration Equip. Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 DCM Tech _________ 800-533-5339 EDM Materials & Supplies Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277 Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 EDM: Dielectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc_ ________ 800-809-3901 End Mills CTE______________951-358-1111 Elrod Machine______928-526-9032 Marshall Tool _______ 206-244-8888 Micro 100_________ 208-888-7310 Sandvik_ _________ 503-381-8740 Filtration Equipment Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277 Ebbco Inc_ ________ 800-809-3901 A2Z METALWORKER •

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“Work with passion, sell with conviction, support with dedication.” • Brass & copper tubes

• Zinc coated wire

• Dielectric fluid

• Brass wire

• Metallics

• Resin

• Tooling

• Filters

• Graphite

• Spare & wear parts

• EDM hole driller

• Omax parts

At EPA, one call does it all. Call 1-800-EDM-2-WIN

MIKE ELDRIDGE S a l e s M a n a g e r, N o r t h W e s t


1400 Pioneer St. Brea, CA 92821 562•694•5990 562•694•6228: fax

1•800•336•2946 1•510•701•0738: c e l l email:



California (So. & No.) • Florida • Ohio

Mark Harris Machine Services Inc. PROVIDING

Hans Barnes President

4114 B Place NW Unit 105 Auburn, WA 98001


(253) 333-2439 fax (253) 804-3160 cell (206) 818-6813



7808 184th ST SE Snohomish. WA 98296

President Cell

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(425) 788-4500

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Metal Cutting Forming DW Metal

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

FormTools CTE______________951-358-1111 Gaging Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277 Inserts Marshall Tool _______ 206-244-8888 Sandvik_ _________ 503-381-8740 Seco Tools Inc._______ 503-267-4805 Jaws US Shop Tools_______ 714-772-9011 Lubricants / Systems Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277 Hangsterfer’s_ ______ 800-433-LUBE Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Hangsterfer’s_ ______ 800-433-LUBE Parts Washing Equipment Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Rotary Tables Hogue Precision -------------209-892-5649 Saw Replacement Parts Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303--761-3000 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 800-433-LUBE 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 Setco-Pope Spindles____ 866-362-0699 Thread Mills Micro 100_________ 208-888-7310 Sandvik_ _________ 503-381-8740 Tool Repair CTE______________951-358-1111 Tooling Systems Hogue Precision______209-892-5649 Micro 100_________ 208-888-7310 Sandvik_ _________ 503-381-8740 US Shop Tools_______ 714-772-9011 Waterjet Accessories KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 Workholding Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 CALIBRATION Cutting Tool Control_____206-789-7277 NBS Calibrations_______480-894-0592 DOOR OPENING SYSTEMS Automatic Door opening Systems Midaco Corporation____ 847-593-8420 GRINDING Grinding Filtration Ebbco Inc_ ________ 800--809-3901 Grinding Machines 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 Aircraft brake rotor DCM Tech _________800-533-5339 Grinders, Rotary CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech _________800-533-5339 Manual Lathes & Mills Clark Machinery_ ____206-219-2528 Ganesh Machinery_ ___888-542-6374 Hallidie Machine Tool__253-939-9020 Hogue Precision______209-892-5649 Machine Toolworks ___800-426-2052 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 Western Machine Center_ 408-955-1000 Sawing Machines Hallidie Machine Tool Sales_ 253-939-9020 North Western Machinery_ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 Western Machine Center_ 408-955-1000 Saw Replacement Parts Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303-761-3000 Punch & Die DCM Tech _________800-533-5339 INSPECTION EQUIP OGP _ __________ 480-889-9056

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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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Machine Tools Northwest, LLC

Edward Gieblewicz

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970 Industry Drive Tukwila, WA 98188

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EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network______ 480-836-1782 Global EDM Supply_ _ 480-836-8330 Used Wire EDM Machines Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 NEW MACHINERY PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_____ 847-593-8420 Manual Lift Off Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_____ 847-593-8420 Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 CNC Swiss Turn Machines Manual Rotory Pallet SysClark Machinery_ ____206-219-2528 tems CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 Midaco Corporation_____ 847-593-8420 CNC Solutions_______408-586-8236 ROBOTICS Ellis Machinery WA___ 253-838-3443 Robotic Part Loading SysEllis Machinery OR_ ___503-258-0526 tems Ganesh Machinery_ ___888-542-6374 Midaco Corporation_____ 847-593-8420 LMI Machinery Inc._____866-437-7315 NEW MACHINERY Machine Toolworks _____800-426-2052 FABRICATION Band & Cut Off Saws Machine Tools Northwest__206-650-8999 North-South Machinery__ 253-333-2439 DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Jorgenson Machine Tools___ 801-214-7309 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 Rosco Precision Mach._ _253-333-2439 Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Custom Built Machines CNC Turret Punches Elrod Machine_______928-526-9032 DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 EDM Filtration Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 Cold Saws EDM Machines DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Beaver State Machinery _503-232-4404 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 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

Sequoia Brass & Copper__ 800-362-5255 TCI Precision Metals______800-234-5613 NEW MACHINERY CHIP CUTTING Boring CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 North Western Machinery__ 206-583-2333 CNC Drilling/Tapping CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 Machine Toolworks ___800-426-2052 North Western Machinery__ 206-583-2333 CNC Mills 5-Axis Hogue Precision______209-892-5649 Performance Machine Tools__510-249-1000 Western Machine Center_ 408-955-1000 CNC Mills Beaver State Machinery _503-232-4404 CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 Clark Machinery_ ____206-219-2528 Elrod Machine_______928-526-9032 Ganesh Machinery_ ___888-542-6374 Hallidie Machine Tool _ 253-939-9020 Hogue Precision______209-892-5649 LMI Machinery Inc._____866-437-7315 Machine Toolworks ___800-426-2052 Machine Tools Northwest__ 206-650-8999 North Western Mach’y_ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 Rosco Precision Machinery_253-333-2439 Western Machine Center_ 408-955-1000 Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 Hardware Insertion North-South Machinery_ _ 253-333-2439 CNC Lathes Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 EDM Service Iron Workers Beaver State Machinery _503-232-4404 Clark Machinery_ ____206-219-2528 Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 Hallidie Machine Tool _ 253-939-9020 A2Z METALWORKER •

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"One stop shopping for manufacturing success"

Dwayne Elrod Task Master CNC Knee Mills and CNC Retrofit Kits

CAD/CAM Software E mail 3880 E. Hwy 66 Ste. 6 Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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






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Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151 Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Tube Bending Laser Cutting DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 DW Machinery Sales_ ___ 425-827-6931 Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Hallidie Machine Tool Sales_ 253-939-9020 Turret Press Laser Marking CNC Machine Services_ ___425-788-4500 Muratec_________949-466-8255 Welding Equipment Magnetic Drills/Cutters Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303-761-3000 Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Pipe & Tube Benders/ OTHER ACCESSORIES Notchers Tooling Systems Hallidie Machine Tool 253-939-9020 USA EDM Supply_ ____ 480-836-8330 Plasma/Gas Cutting Tools/Systems PROG. SYSTEMS DW Machinery Sales_ ____ 425-827-6931 Factory Automation/Logistics Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Muratec_________949-466-8255 Magnetic Drills/Cutters CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Muratec_________949-466-8255 Delcam_ _________ 877-DELCAM1 Shop Floor_________ 877-611-5825 Plate Rolls Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151 Software, Solid Modeling Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Delcam____________877-DELCAM1 Shop Floor_________ 877-611-5825 Presses DW Machinery Sales_ ____ 425-827-6931 REPAIR PARTS Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263

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ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC_ ____________ 602-445-9400 Machine Tool Rebuilding EDM Network______ 480-836-1782 ROBOTICS Process Improvement LMI Machinery Inc._____866-437-7315 BMSC_ ___________ 602-445-9400 SERVICES NBS Calibrations_______ 480-894-0592 Spindle Rebuilding AS9100 Registration Great Western Registrar__ 623-580-1881 Setco____________866-362-0699 USED MACHINERY Consultant, AS/ISO BMSC_ ___________ 602-445-9400 Clark Machinery_______ 206-219-2528 CNC Machine Services____ 425-788-4500 ISO Registration EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 Great Western Registrar___623-580-1881 Ganesh Machinery____888-542-6374 Jorgensen Machine Tools__800-952-0151 Liquid Penetrant K.D. Capital Equipt____480-922-1674 Team Industrial Services___801-397-2202 Team Industrial Services__ 602-269-7868 Machine Tools Northwest__ 206-650-8999 MAG Particle WATERJET CUTTING Team Industrial Services___801-397-2202 FLOW Intl.__________909-620-5707 Team Industrial Services__ 602-269-7868 Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151 Machine Toolworks ____800-426-20521 Inspection: Calibration OMAX Corp_________800-838-0343 Sanson Machinery_____425-513-8263 Services NBS Calibrations_______ 480-894-0592 Waterjet Abrasives KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 Inspection: Gauging EquipWaterjet Replacement Parts ment NBS Calibrations_______480-894-0592 KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Manufacturing Rep KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 ProSalez__________ 480-773-3239 Waterjet Nozzels Process Improvement KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 / Audit BMSC_ ___________ 602-445-9400 Waterjet Pumps KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 X-Ray Team Industrial Services___801-397-2202 Waterjet Robot Kits Team Industrial Services__ 602-269-7868 KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 RETROFITS Elrod Machine______ 928-526-9032


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ITS Office, (714) 780-0730 Weld Shop: [7 I 4) 533- 1690


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(714) 51 2-73 I 4 Fred Budde III President

"A HlgherLevelin Precision Machining"

990 Richard Ave, Suite 103 Santa Clara, CA 95050 408 748-8600 Office 408748-8605 Fax

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: Medium & Large BK Machine Inc. _ ______801-253-1929 Group Mfg Serv________ 480-966-3952 Weiser/Mile High Precision___303-280-2778 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 A2Z METALWORKER •

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Glass Bead Clean 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 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 Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Get An Edge___________ 425-355-9593 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 HEAT TREATING Phoenix Heat Treating_ ___ 602-258-7751 Cryogenics Phoenix Heat Treating_ ___ 602-258-7751 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 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 MACHINING Acu Spec, Inc_ ________ 408-748-8600 Advanced Mfg Services_ ___ 310-320-2897





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


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508 29th Avenue Oakland, CA 94601 USA


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 Machining: 5-Axis St. Vrain____________303-702-1529 Machining: Aerospace St. Vrain____________ 303-702-1529 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 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 Micro-Tronics, Inc______ 602-437-8995 Pacific Tool, Inc.________ 425-882-1970 Seastrom_ __________ 800-634-2356 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.___ 425-207-5951 Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011 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 MANUFACTURING Acu Spec, Inc_ ________ 408-748-8600 Advanced Mfg Services_ ___ 310-320-2897 BK Machine Inc. _ ______801-253-1929 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.___ 510-534-7050 Group Mfg Serv_______ 480-966-3952 Pacific Tool, Inc.________ 425-882-1970 Premier Precision_______ 623-466-3156 TVT Die Casting_ _______ 800-280-2278 Westwood Precision______ 425-742-7011 Contract: Production 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 Chromium Advanced Coating_______ 562-402-0005 DLC (Diamond) Advanced Coating_______ 562-402-0005 Molybdenum Advanced Coating_______ 562-402-0005 Titanium Advanced Coating_______ 562-402-0005 Zirconium Advanced Coating_______ 562-402-0005 PLATING ChemResearch_ ______ 602-253-4175 METCO Metal Finishing____ 602-276-4120 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Anodizing ChemResearch_ ______ 602-253-4175 METCO Metal Finishing____ 602-276-4120 Premier Precision_______ 623-466-3156 A2Z METALWORKER

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Polishing Pilkington Metal Finishing_ __801-972-2146 Seattle Polishing & Plating_ __ 253-804-0160 Chrome PUNCHING Seattle Polishing & Plating___253-804-0160 Group Manufacturing Serv__ 480-966-3952 Pacific Tool, Inc_ _______ 425-882-1970 Gold Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Seattle Polishing & Plating___253-804-0160 SIGNS GTin / Zinc Plate Acu-Line____________ 206-634-1618 METCO Metal Finishing_____602-276-4120 PMA Photometals_______ 602-278-7800 Solid Form Fabrication_ ___ 503-435-1400 PRECISION FORMING Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 SPLINES Pacific Tool, Inc_ _______ 425-882-1970 Specialty Steel Services____801-539-8252 SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 SPRAY:METAL,PLASMA Wrico_ ____________ 480-892-7800 Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 PROCESSING: METAL SPRINGS SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 Acid Pickle STAMPING MPI International________ 956-631-6880 Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Chemical Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 LA Specialties__________602-269-7612 Seastrom_ ___________ 800-634-2356 MPI International________ 956-631-6880 SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 Seattle Polishing & Plating_ __ 253-804-0160 Weiser/Mile High Prec._ 303280-2778 Stamping:Design Plating Alodine SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 MPI International________ 956-631-6880 Weiser/Mile High Prec._ 303280-2778 Phosphate Stamping:Flat Forming MPI International________ 956-631-6880 SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113

Stamping: Light Seastrom_ __________ 800-634-2356 SpringWorks Utah_______ 801-298-0113 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 Mountain View Machine_ __ 435-755-0500

TUBE CUTTING Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 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 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod____ 303-427-6419 Britz Machine & Design____ 509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine_ ___ 435-752-0934 Cygnet Stamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 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 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Weiser/Mile High Prec._ _303280-2778 Welding: MIG-TIG Arrow Sheet Metal Prod____ 303-427-6419 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789

Index of Advertisers 3rd Gen Machine...44 ABS Quality Evaluations...34 Acu-Line...43 Acu Spec, Inc....44 Accuwright...43 Advanced Coating Tech...43 Advanced Mfg Services...43 All World Machinery..8,39 Arizona Finishing...45 Arrow Sheet Metal...45 Band Saw Blades...48 BK Machine...45 Bar-S...44 Blaser Swisslube...2 Beaver State Machinery...40 Britz Machine & Design...43 Castrol...47 Central Valley Machine...44 ChemResearch...44 Clark Machinery...41 CNC Machine Services...40 CNC Solutions...17 Coastal Metals...16,42 Coating Technologies...44 CTE...39 Cutting Tool Control...2,39 Cygnet Stamping...45 DCM Tech...34,39 Delcam...39 Desert EDM Sales...41 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc...45 DW Machinery Sales...23,40 A Z METALWORKER • 46 • Oct/Nov 2011 2

Ebbco...42 EDM Network...12,40 EDM Performance Access..39,40 Ellis Machinery....17 Elrod...28,42 Faustson...44 Firetrace...41 Flow International...35,39 Ganesh Machinery...39 Get An Edge...42 Global EDM Supply...40 Great Western Registrar...27,42 Group Manufacturing...44 Hallidie ...41 Helical...42 Hilton Tool...43 Hogue Precision...41 Howard PMP...44 IndustrialEX...43 Innovative Tool Sales...44 Intech Funding...13 J&M Machine...45 Jorgenson Machine Tools...41 KD Capital...31,40 KMT Waterjet...39 LMI Machinery...41 Machine Toolworks, Inc...5,40 Machine Tools Northwest...41 Marshall Tool and Supply...32 ,39 Marzee Inc...32,43 Matrix Machine...44,45 Mazak...5

MC Machinery...19 Metal Service Center...38,39,41 Metco Metal Finishing...44 Micro 100...22,40 Micro-Tronics...29,43 Midaco Corporation...20,41 Mountain View Machining...43 Muratec...40 NBS Calibrations...22,42 North-South Machinery...19,40 Northwestern Machinery...41 NFT...44 OGP...42 Omax..10,11,39 Performance Machine Tools...15 Petersen Inc...43 Petroferm...39 Phoenix Heat Treat...45 Pinnacle Precision...45 PMA Photometals...26,43 Powerhaus Precision...45 Premier Precision...43 PTI...43 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...42 Ron Grob...44 Rosco...40 S.L. Fusco...47 Sandvik ...41 Sanson Machinery...37,39, Samuel Son & Co...9,30,33,41-45 Seastrom...45 Seattle Polishing & Plating...44

Seco...42 Selway Machine Tool Co...39 Sequoia Brass & Copper...42 Setco Marketing...40 Shop Floor...42 Solid Form Fab...1,24,25,43 Specialty Steel...44 Spectra Financial Services...14 Spring Works Utah...44 St. Vrain...42 Steel Services Grinding...43 Superior Grinding...44 Team Industrial Sales...28,39,40 TCI Precision Metals...42 Temtco Steel...41 The Metal Man...45 Tipco...42 Tool Technology Distributors...2,40 Tornos...17 Trusty Cook...36,39 TVT Die Casting...20,43 Ulbrich..21,40 Universal Laser Systems...30 US Shop Tools...3,39 Valley Machine Shop...20,45 Weiser/Mile High...45 Western Machine Center...39 Western Sintering...45

Westwood Precision...45 World Class Technology...18 Wrico Stamping...43

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