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“When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason:They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude.” Bruce Cameron, Author Have you ever asked someone how he or she is doing and immediately wish you could stuff the words back into your mouth? It’s because these people radiate negativity. They drag you down by how they view the world.

So, are you a “glass half-full” or a “glass half-empty” kind of person? As it turns out, some people can be both. So-called realistic optimists combine the positive outlook of optimists with the clear-eyed perspective of pessimists, new research has found. These realistic optimists may get the best of both worlds, using their realism to perform better at work and elsewhere, but aren’t getting bogged down by unhappiness, said Sophia Chou, an organizational psychology researcher.

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Research has shown that optimists value thoughts that make them feel good about themselves, whereas pessimists prize a more truthful vision of themselves. But a clear-eyed view can be bad for pessimists’ well-being, as they tend to be more prone to depression, Chou said.


In the workplace, people are naturally drawn to leaders who see the world through a lens of optimism. Nobody wants to work for a manager who thinks the organization will fail. No one dreams of being mentored by a boss who doesn’t believe in his or her company’s ability to overcome hardships.

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Optimistic leaders anticipate the joy in life. Great leaders don’t dwell on the challenges their organizations face, but rather anticipate the exciting opportunities to come.They let gratitude guide them. Life is short, and we need to be grateful for it. Exceptional leaders regularly thank their team members for their work. They let them know they appreciate their efforts and value their commitment. They expect to win. Optimistic leaders have the mindset that victory is always within reach. They know they can win. It’s better to be disappointed in losing than expecting you’ll fail. If you expect to win, your hopeful mindset will ripple throughout your organization. Living with an optimistic mindset guarantees that whatever life hands you, you’re going to be happier. You’re going to be more fulfilled. You’re going to cope with challenges better. And you’re going to have a positive impact on those around you. EntrepreneurAmy Rees Anderson says, “The most powerful personality traits to develop in one’s quest for success are incurable optimism and integrity.” She adds, “Optimism is defined as “the belief that good things will happen to you and that negative events are temporary setbacks to be overcome Integrity is doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason – despite any consequence. When you combine those two qualities what you have is a person who seeks out the best outcome in every situation, while still being honest and forthright about the facts of situations as they exist. A person who exemplifies these two qualities will garner trust and respect from his or her clients, coworkers, managers, and subordinates – all of whom contribute toward helping that person achieve great success.” I encourage you to bring optimism into everything you do. It is guaranteed to not only help those around you, but you will also feel more satisfied! Until next issue, I wish you the best and God Bless our Troops!

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Announcements & Releases National Tooling and Machining Association Appoints Dean Bartles President The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) announced the appointment of Dean Bartles, PhD as its new President. Bartles brings to NTMA almost four decades of experience in the manufacturing sector, most recently as the Director of the John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of New Hampshire. Previously, he served as a President of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, President of the North American Research Institute, Founding Executive Director of the Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute and Founding Chairman of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition. Bartles also has extensive corporate experience and began his career working at various major manufacturing companies. For 13 years, he was Vice President and General Manager of the Ordnance and Tactical Systems Division at General Dynamics General, and earlier in his career held positions at Primex Technologies, Olin Ordnance, General Defense Corporation and Fairchild Republic Company. “Dean Bartles brings to NTMA a deep understanding of our industry and its importance to the economy,” said NTMA Chairman Mark Vaughn. “NTMA was established in part to help fill the manufacturing industry skills gap by tapping talented people for careers in our industry, and Dean’s years of experience at both manufacturing associations and companies gives him a unique perspective on this important issue. He is an excellent leader to continue to strengthen our workforce development programs.” “NTMA is composed of some of the most knowledgeable, experienced and competitive companies in the manufacturing sector,” said Bartles. “I’m excited to join the association at this critical time for manufacturing. There is no more important issue today than addressing the shortage of skilled labor that our members and all manufacturers are experiencing. I’m looking forward to growing NTMA-U, our fully online program of courses developed for precision machining and related occupations, and our new National Apprentice Program, NTMA’s best-practices program that offers webinars on technology and techniques. These programs can provide critical tools for companies to attract and educate the next generation of workers.” Bartles succeeds Dave Tilstone, who is retiring after serving as NTMA president since 2010. “The board, members and staff thank Dave Tilstone for his leadership,” said Vaughn. “We know that Dean will continue to build on the tremendous work done by Dave.” Bartles graduated from Shepherd College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and holds an MBA from Shippensburg University and a master’s degree in international business from Tampa College. He has also earned a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Nova Southeastern University and a Ph. D. in Technology Management with a concentration in advanced manufacturing systems from Indiana State University. NTMA is the national representative of the custom precision manufacturing industry in the United States. NTMA’s has 32 chapters throughout the U.S. and nearly 1,300 member companies that design and manufacture special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gages, special machines, and precision machined parts, representing more than $30 billion in sales annually. While many of NTMA members are privately owned independent businesses, the products and services they provide are vital to the nation’s economy, serving industries from aerospace to electronics to nuclear power. More information: A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Renishaw opens Additive Manufacturing Demo Center in California

Renishaw, a leading manufacturer of advanced metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems, has opened a new Additive Manufacturing Demonstration Center in Newbury Park, California. Working in collaboration with Ibex Engineering, the Demonstration Center is situated within Ibex’s headquarters and allows visitors to explore, interact with and use Renishaw’s latest metal additive manufacturing systems. The center will be equipped to print highprecision titanium (Ti64Al4V) parts on Renishaw’s RenAM 500 series of laserpowder-bed-fusion AM systems. Ideal for industrial production applications, the RenAM 500 series allows for powder sieving and recirculation to be carried out automatically within the compact system, reducing the need for manual handling and exposure to materials. To provide a complete picture of the metal additive manufacturing process, the Center will also feature ancillary elements such as wet downdraft, heat treatment, support, machining and inspection technology, and part removal equipment. These components work in concert with the AM system to ensure parts are printed and finished to specifications. Also available at the site are InfiniAM Central software showcasing AM production reporting functionality and QuantAM build preparation software which allows visitors to work through the development of a AM machine build file, including material parameter development. Announcements Continued Page 8

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Methods Machine Tools Announces Partnership With Niigata Methods Machine Tools, Inc., Nor th America’s foremost supplier of leading-edge precision machine tools and automation, has announced it has entered into an agreement to represent Niigata Machine Techno USA, Inc. throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Niigata is a world leader in horizontal machining centers (HMC), known for quality, reliability and innovation. “We are very pleased to announce this partnership,” said Jerry Rex, President and CEO of Methods Machine Tools, Inc. “The superior precision and dependability of the Niigata HMC line makes it an excellent addition to our high performance machining solutions.”

with Methods,” said Hans Retra of Niigata Machine Techno USA, Inc. “Methods’ extensive distribution infrastructure, network of technology centers and applications expertise will help expand our brand in North America.” Niigata’s highly precise, four and five axis HMC’s and Boring Mills range from the heavy-duty, geared head, box-way HN and HN-D series to high production, roller guideway N7 and SPN series to the large work envelope, hybrid guide system, HN-S series. Machines that provide long reach quill / bar spindles and the ability to perform turning operations on large stationary parts (FC-Facing Center) are a hallmark of Niigata’s HN-D series. Next size-up pallets, field expandable ATC and pallet magazine systems are available throughout the line. Niigata machines have a 25-year design life, are hand finished to be “naturally accurate” and are especially well known for large to oversize component machining. The new Niigata N7 Model HMC has a stationary and ultra-rigid “Box in Box” column design, providing optimum cutting performance over the entireY-axis stroke.The machine is equipped with the new 15” color LCD screen, new slant design spindle snout to facilitate use of shorter tools, a 3-point leveling base and ultra-rigid / high load roller guideway system for high speed productivity. A fieldexpandable ATC magazine and pallet system accommodates work load increases, enabling lights-out or minimally attended machining. The HN-S Series from Niigata has the largest work envelope in its

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class (featuring a new HN800-S BAR), providing increased flexibility, productivity, and accuracy. A high rapid traverse rate and long axes strokes results in faster cut and non-cut times. A new hybrid guideway system has a large, ultra-rigid roller guide block on X and Z axes to optimize heavy-duty machining. The Y-axis has a hardened and ground box-way system to provide vibration dampening at the tool point, increasing accuracy and tool life. For heavy-duty / low frequency machining, the box-way HN, HN V Guideway and HN DII Series feature super-high torque spindles and up to 126” max work swing diameter. High stiffness, geared head spindles are ideal for Titanium, Inconel and Hastelloy. Niigata HN-5X Five Axis Series HMC’s offer a highly rigid, heavy-duty box-way design solution for 5-axis, high precision machining of complex parts found in a broad range of industries such as in aerospace, automotive, power generation, die/ mold and semiconductor.The 5-axis models offer low frequency machining of challenging materials such as high nickel alloys. The extremely versatile, high rigidity HN-FC Facing Center Series, provide heavy-duty W-Axis and U-Axis spindles (combined) for long tool / long reach and large stationary part turning operations.The HN-BAR and HN-S-BAR Series configurations provide unique, application driven, 5.12” diameter bar / quill spindles in a true machining center format. Recognized worldwide for its reliable, high quality and innovative horizontal machining centers, Niigata was founded in 1895 in Japan. A wholly owned subsidiary of Niigata Machine Techno Co., Ltd in Niigata City, Japan, Niigata Machine Techno USA, Inc. was established in the U.S. in 1980 and is located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Horizontal machining center specialists, Niigata offers A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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world-class solutions featuring high-speed, accurate and productive performance. Methods Machine Tools, Inc., in operation for 60 years, is a leading supplier of precision machine tools, automation and accessories, providing extensive applications engineering support, installation, parts, service and training through a network of large state-of-the-art technology centers and dealers throughout North America. For more information about the new Niigata partnership, please contact Mr. Dale Hedberg,Vice President of Operations at 65 Union Avenue, Sudbury, MA 01776, TEL: (978) 443-5388, FAX: (978) 440-9405 or visit their website at www.methodsmachine. com.

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Announcements Continued announce its newest members: Northrup Gruman, Metro Recyclers, and CliftonLarsonAllen. Maddie Dahl, Chapter Executive, says, “As a chapter focusing on supporting the precision machining and manufacturing industry along the Wasatch Front, NUNTMA welcomes machining companies and others concerned about creating a dynamic environment where businesses can grow and thrive. Our current focus is to develop the best talent from our Northern Utah communities by providing information about how to become a machinist apprentice.” For more information about the benefits of joining NUNTMA, contact: Maddie Dahl, Chapter Executive, Ph: 801.337.7097, Email:

Hurco Customer Starts YouTube Channel to Attract Millennials to Manufacturing Hurco customer Wade Moore, owner of Moore Engineering, will officially launch his newYouTube channel “MooreCNC” at IMTS 2018. In order to attract more people to machining, he started a YouTube channel to illustrate to his generation how cool and tech-oriented manufacturing really is. Wade started his shop in 2014 and does mostly short run jobs. Even though Wade is the great grandson of Richard Moore, of Moore jig borer fame, he wasn’t planning to start his own shop after he graduated from the University of Connecticut with a mechanical engineering degree. Entering the Chipmaker Challenge, a competition sponsored by Hurco at IMTS 2014, inspired him to control his future and pursue his dream. “Doing the Chipmaker Challenge is what really pushed me to make a business plan, and motivate myself to take a leap towards manufacturing as a full time job.” A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain•

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Wade purchased his first Hurco CNC machine in 2016. “What I didn’t realize was that the Hurco machine was going to be so easy to train my younger brothers and sister on,”Wade chuckles. Wade has found that the quality of the finishes he gets on the stainless steel medical parts are great on the Hurco. “Part after part emerges flawless,” saidWade. Subscribe to the “MooreCNC” channel by visiting

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Toyota’s investment is reminiscent of General Motors Co.’s $500 million bet on Lyft in early 2016 as part of a plan to jointly develop autonomous vehicles. That deal marked the first time a major car maker joined forces with a ride-hailing company. Months later, GM acquired startup Cruise Automation Inc., a maker of a system for retrofitting existing vehicles with autonomous-driving technology. That acquisition enabled GM to become an able competitor to Uber, Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo and others. SoftBank’s Vision Fund, a big backer of Uber, in June bought a nearly 20% stake in GM’s Cruise as the auto maker plans to launch a robot ride-hailing service next year. Months earlier, SoftBank invested $1.25 billion in Uber at a roughly $68 billion valuation, and bought shares from investors at a valuation of $48 billion, making it the largest Uber investor with a 15% stake at the time. Last month, Ford Motor Co. carved out its self-driving car program into a subsidiary known as Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC to make it easier to attract third-party investors.

Meanwhile, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is providing some vehicles used by Waymo’s autonomous car Toyota Investing $500 Million in Uber in Driverless-Car Pact program and has joined with BMW Group and Intel Corp. to develop Toyota Motor Corp. is investing about $500 million in Uber Technologies Inc. as part of an agreement by technology for a self-driving car by the companies to work jointly on autonomous vehicles aimed at improving safety and lowering transpor2021. It expects to launch its own autation costs. tonomous vehicles early next decade. Under terms of the tie-up, Uber will integrate self-driving technology into Toyota Sienna minivans for use in Uber’s ride-hailing network, the companies said. The vehicles later could be owned and operated Toyota’s Uber investment indicates how serious it has become about auby third-party fleet managers, they added. tonomous vehicles, said Glen De Vos, Uber has been seeking ways to lower development costs and losses in its autonomous-vehicle unit following CTO at software supplier Aptiv PLC. a fatal crash involving one of its cars earlier this year in Arizona. Last year, the Uber division spent about “It clearly shows they recognize they’ve $750 million on self-driving car development before making cuts this year, according to people familiar got to do something a bit different from the traditional model where with the matter. you do everything in house with your For ride-sharing concerns like Uber and Lyft Inc., autonomous vehicles could cut their biggest expense: established partners,” he said. Source: paying human drivers. For auto makers such asToyota, the potential of self-driving cars to power car-sharing Wall Street Journal A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Core & Main, the largest U.S. distributor of water, sewer and fire protection products, has acquired select assets of Finish Line Systems LLC, based in Denver. Financial terms were not disclosed. This marks Core & Main’s fourth acquisition since becoming an independent company in August 2017. Core & Main in early August acquired DOT Sales Co., a distributor and manufacturer’s representative of waterworks products in Fontana, California. In June, the company bought St. Louis Fabrication & Supply, which does fire product fabrication and distribution. In October, it acquired Minnesota Pipe & Supply in Minneapolis. Finish Line Systems is a distributor of water meters, meter reading systems and accessories. “The Finish Line team members joining Core & Main bring meaningful water meter experience, which will enable us to better serve our customers in the Col-

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In Times of Trade War, Companies Get Creative to Avoid Tariffs Facing the barrage of President DonaldTrump’s tariffs, Steve Katz is ducking for cover in the tradewar version of a demilitarized zone. Katz manages a plant at United Chemi-Con in Lansing, North Carolina, a village of about 150 people. The facility, which makes capacitors for industrial and consumer products, is covered by a foreign-trade zone based in Greensboro.Trade zones are areas in or near ports of entry under U.S. Customs and Border Protection supervision that are generally considered outside of CBP territory. With the blessing of the U.S. government, companies can import goods into the zone with reduced duties on a case-by-case basis.


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That can be a vital tool for a company in times of trade war. To avoid U.S. tariffs on imported aluminum from Japan, Katz secured U.S. Customs approval to alter the activated area of the trade zone to include a shipping dock for exports. The company is also hoping to designate a new trade zone around its warehouse in California to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports sent outside the U.S.

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Trade zones aren’t a loophole for avoiding Trump’s tariffs on products destined for the U.S. market, but they can be a way for companies to avoid duties on goods shipped to the U.S. and subsequently exported. Across America, companies are scrambling to respond to higher tariffs on the foreign goods in their supply chain. Since January,Trump has slapped duties on imported solar panels, washing machines, steel and aluminum, and $34 billion in Chinese goods. The administration said it will impose tariffs on a further $16 billion, and the president has threatened to tax effectively all the $500 billion in products the U.S. imports from China. Trump wants companies to build more factories in America, which he says

has been battered by the unfair trade practices of countries such as China. But overhauling supply chains is a costly decision that can take years to execute. In the short term, companies are looking for ways to get around paying the duties.Take foreign-trade zones. The federal program was launched in 1934, to help American companies shield themselves from the global trade war that followed the sweeping tariffs enacted by the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act. Since then, about 200 zones have popped up across the country, with $610 billion in shipments passing through them. In the case of United Chemi-Con, altering the activated area of the trade zone in North Carolina cost the firm about $20,000, Katz said.The move allows the company to import duty free the aluminum foil it uses to make capacitors, as long as they are exported from the zone.The company, with 150 employees in Lansing and 50 elsewhere in the U.S., is a unit of Nippon Chemi-Con Corp. in Japan. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Aero-Space Tooling & Machining is a high-precision AS9100 Revision D certified manufacturing facility located in Salt Lake City.The family-owned and operated company offers machining, programming, rapid prototyping, tooling, laser engraving, and assembly. Perry Salm,VP of the company, says, “In the past year, we’ve purchased 3 new pieces of equipment. First is a Doosan Puma 2600 SY Live Tooling Lathe, which gives us the ability to turn parts, and then perform milling and drilling operations in the same machine. We also purchased a Doosan Puma 5100 Lathe and a Doosan DNM500 High Speed Milling Center with a programmable 4th axis.” He added, “We continue to purchase Doosan machine tools from JM Grisley for a number of reasons:

1)We are consistently impressed with the performance and reliability of the machines – they offer the accuracy and rigidity needed for our parts coupled with very low maintenance. (We know about their reliability, having purchased our first Doosan 11 years ago.) 2)The total cost of ownership for Doosans beats other machine tools (The Doosan quality is on par with the best brands with a lower cost). 3)We like the versatility and ease of programming.”

PCS Ferguson, headquartered in Colorado, designs and manufactures a variety of artificial lift products. Chuck Simmons, Manager, says, “We have nearly 2 dozen CNC machines in our shop, and the majority (15) are Doosan machines.We’ve just bought our latest Doosan machine from JM Grisley, the Doosan Puma TT1800SY. It is a high productivity horizontal turning center equipped with twin opposed spindles and upper / lower turrets. The left and right spindles can process work pieces independently to achieve excellent productivity.” He continued, “JM Grisley took over the Doosan line in Colorado in the last few years. Today, their service is up and running smoothly, and I have to say I have never had a sales person come to our plant to help manage the installation of a new machine. Stuart Gill, our JM Grisley sales engineer, just did that. We also appreciate the expertise we receive in service from JM Grisley’s Steve Cote.”

Metropolis Design and Prototyping is a full service product development and prototyping firm. Troy Conant, founder and owner of the company, says, “The inherent value of Metropolis rapid prototypes is turnaround time. Depending on the product configuration and the process chosen, we can deliver finished prototypes using our polyjet 3d printer or our SLA stereolithography in as little as a few hours. Troy says, “JM Grisley’s Cary Winget has been visiting my business for years, though we hadn’t ever purchased a CNC machine. When we made the decision to purchase our own CNC machining center (for faster turnaround than outside machine shops could offer), JM Grisley’s Doosan DNM 4500 vertical machining center was our choice. We knew we would get excellent service and support and an outstanding machine in our purchase from Cary Winget and the JM Grisley team.” A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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BoeingWins Big Navy Contract for Drones Boeing Co. won a major contract to build new drones for the U.S. Navy, the first in a series of Pentagon contests that could stem declining sales at the aerospace giant’s defense arm. The Pentagon said it picked Boeing following a three-way competition to build new MQ-25A Stingray drones that will fly from aircraft carriers to refuel combat jets. Analysts had said the program could give the winner an advantage in developing future unmanned systems for the military. Boeing hasn’t won a big, new Pentagon program in a competition since securing a deal in 2011 to build aerial tankers for the Air Force. It was the sole bidder to build the jets that will fly as the future Air Force One. The company beat out Lockheed Martin Corp. LMT 0.18% and General Atomics LLC to secure an initial $805 million deal to the first four Stingrays for the Navy. The service plans to buy an additional 72 of the drones for a total program cost of around $13 billion. The Stingray was originally conceived to carry weapons as well as provide refuelling capabilities, with later plans also envisaging its use for reconnaissance.The Navy then changed tack in a bid to speed development and keep costs down, focusing on the drones’ use for refuelling. Carrier-based aircraft are currently refueled with Boeing F/A18 combat jets. The first Stingray is expected to fly in 2021, entering service three years later. Northrop Grumman Corp , which developed a prototype that successfully landed and took off from an aircraft carrier, elected not to bid for the MQ-25A contract. Boeing is competing with Northrop to replace the U.S. arsenal of land-based nuclear missiles, and with Lockheed and Leonardo SpA to build new trainer jets for the U.S. Air Force. Source:WSJ

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50,000-job second headquarters. CNBC based its ranking in large part on its recent analysis of “Top States for Business.” Colorado emerged as No. 5 on that list. Denver’s strong business climate, its top-ranked airport and its tech talent are cited as favorable factors that would be important to Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). But its “severe worker shortages” have contributed to a relatively high cost of doing business, CNBC notes. Denver’s “grades” in the four weighted categories are as follows: Population: A+ Stability: B+ Talent: ALocation: BAustin and Dallas emerge as the frontrunners for Amazon’s HQ2 based on CNBC’s analysis.

Sur vey: Robots Could Smooth Over Skills Gap Factory robots could fill the skill gap instead of, as has been infamously predicted, taking human jobs, according to new data from Epicor Software Corporation. A survey of 2,500 business respondents across 14 countries by Epicor Software Corporation showed that a little over half (54 percent) say that robots are a good solution for repetitive or mundane work. Of those polled, a relatively small 34 percent said that robots were more efficient than humans in the workplace.

(303) 466-3777 Robots could be utilized to do jobs that are boring or dangerous for humans, and also could efficiently serve in roles that companies are having trouble filling.The survey found that only 23 percent of businesses in the industrial sector are able to attract new workers with the knowledge base needed for work. One third of the people surveyed say AI, robots, and highly automated machinery are a common feature of their work. In terms of robots possibly replacing people, OECD has found that about one in ten jobs are at high risk from automation. “The study shows us that the use of robots is a very real, but also very welcome way of solving an otherwise worrying industry-wide knowledge and skills gap,” said Terri Hiskey, vice president of product marketing at Epicor. “With employers struggling to find candidates with the right skills or knowledge for entry-level roles, automating aspects of the workforce offers a new way of building efficiencies into the supply chain, and enabling digital transformation.” The robotics market itself is moving more units in 2018 than previous years, according to the Robotics Industries Association. New orders decreased in the first quarter of 2018, but units shipped and shipment revenue increased to record highs. By Megan Crouse A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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already have their sights set on a specific career trajectory. “We had a high-school student who had three job offers and couldn’t take any of them because he was still in high school,” Winchester says.

Those aged 21-30 are the largest age group enrolled in the program. Among this group are numerous veterans of the U.S. armed forces. “These are students who have been in the work force and want to learn how to work smarter, not harder,” Winchester says. To program its CNC machinery, Davis Tech has used the Surfcam Traditional computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) solution since the late 1990s. Once students master the basics of reading blueprints, reading and writing G-code, and using manual machinery, they move into the CNC realm. The college’s machine shop houses ten manual mills, ten manual lathes, and 10 CNC machine tools — including mills and lathes by Okuma, Mazak, Haas and Bridgeport. In response to a changing industry landscape that includes ever more advanced machinery, the shop will soon add an Okuma mill-turn machine to its lineup.

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“A lot of our students like to work with their hands, so they want to design something, make it and put it together,” says Machine-Tool Technology Instructor Mark Dame, who has 25 years of teaching experience and joined the team at Davis Tech in 2010. “The mentality is that if you’re a machinist, you work in a dark, dingy shop. In reality, you work with million-dollar machinery and make things that lives depend upon.” The machine shop also offers 3D-printing capabilities and utilizes a coordinate measurement machine by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. Dame notes that the college has benefitted from the Okuma Partners in

THINC Program, through which multiple industry partners work with Okuma technical staff to ensure the seamless interoperation of technologies. Program coursework is generally delivered in a lab format, though Winchester and Dame customize content and conduct lectures to address particular needs. For instance, if students are struggling to master feeds and speeds, an instructor may deliver a lecture to address challenges. Among machining topics covered are drilling, pocketing, contouring, and cutter compensation, as well as machine setup and operation. Students spend the last three months of the program learning to operate CNC machinery programmed with Surfcam Traditional. As students exhibit different levels of computer literacy, programming coursework — like all other aspects of the program — are self-paced. However, virtually all students who are about to begin programming with Surfcam Traditional receive a three-day training introduction to the software. “I tell students that, to be successful in industry, you have to have mechanical aptitude and attention to detail — and you have to be a little bit of a perfectionist,” Winchester says. “Students who like to work with their hands and have an interest in how things work tend to be more successful from the start, but they can all be successful if they do the work.” It typically takes full-time students about nine months to complete the program, which requires 960 hours of shop time. Those who complete the program earn certificates and are then free to either join the workforce or to transfer to four-year universities to further their manufacturing education. Job fairs and community relations play a significant role in student job-placement, and companies such as SpaceX, Rolls Royce, racing company Detroit Diesel and numerous others have hired Davis Tech graduates. The college ensures that it teaches the latest shop-floor technologies to best prepare students for the workforce.

“We meet with industry several times a year to make sure that the tools that we use to teach our students are relevant and are going to prepare them for industry,” Hall says of efforts to ensure that content for manufacturing courses remains current. “Davis Tech stays connected to those employers. A lot of the time, our faculty are key to students being placed in jobs.” Winchester and Dame note that machine-tool technology training also opens up a lot of career options that students don’t necessarily think of when they enroll. Among those are machine-tool, cutting-tool and CNC software sales, as well as machine repair. “All of those areas can benefit from the abilities of our students,” Dame says. In addition to learning pertinent job skills, DavisTech students are taught workplace relations, job-seeking skills and resume writing, and they participate in mock job interviews to practice for the real thing. “It’s one of those really great symbiotic relationships: Students have objectives that they want to accomplish and our whole objective is to move them forward,” Hall says.” “We are very close to our students and work very closely with them, and they bring their own self-determination and goals to the table.”

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households with incomes of at least $75,000 were satisfied with their pay, similar to the rate of their overall job happiness. In contrast, 29.4% of people surveyed with household incomes below $75,000 reported they were satisfied with their pay. The numbers tell “a tale of two economies,” said RickWartzman, a director at the Drucker Institute, an organization focused on leadership and management, and author of “The End of Loyalty:The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America.” In 2016, nearly half of American workers earned less than $30,000 a year, according to Social Security data reported by employers. Even so, satisfaction at work has improved for two years in a row among those with income under $75,000, while it dropped last year for those above that threshold.That may reflect a particularly tight labor market for lower-paid workers, who endured stagnant wages for years but have been seeing some faster wage gains than higher-paid workers.

U.S. Workers Report Highest Job Satisfaction Since 2005 Just more than half of U.S. workers—51%—said they were satisfied with their jobs in 2017, the highest level since 2005, according to a new report from The Conference Board, a business-research group. Over the past seven years, Americans report feeling better about their pay along with a greater sense of job security, both features of an economy with a low unemployment rate and a long decline in layoffs. In July, jobless claims continued an extended post-recession slide and hit their lowest level in

nearly 50 years.

Attitude AdjustmentWorkers report rising job contentment, butsatisfaction gaps emerge in key areasbetween people with annual householdincome over $75,000 and those in lower-income households. Workers on the higher end of the income scale are happier than their less-affluent counterparts. Nearly 58% of those with total household income above $75,000 report feeling satisfied at work, compared with around 45% of those from households earning less than $75,000. “These are higher-skilled workers, managers, and they tend to have more control over their day-to-day work activities,” said Rebecca Ray, leader of The Conference Board’s human capital practice. “Having more control can drive a lot of how you feel about the job.” The group surveyed approximately 1,500 workers about 23 separate topics, from paychecks to commutes. On the wage component, the satisfaction gap is much bigger between those who make more than $75,000 a year and those who make less. Around 58% of A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Meghan Flannery, 26 years old, got a 10% pay increase in April when she left her job with a manufacturer in Charlotte, N.C., to become a marketing manager at TKXS LLC, a technology and services company. She was impressed that all the people who interviewed her had been at the company for at least five years. “I want to be somewhere for a long period of time, and I want to grow, so seeing a path was really important to me,” Ms. Flannery said. Other perks of the new job include a good work-life balance, the ability to bring her dog Paisley to work, and how “everyone here is treated like family,” she said. Americans report being most content with their colleagues, their commutes and their interest in work. Supervisors and physical workspaces also get high marks. Suzanne Barnes, a 58-year-old archi-

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A job ad for the Westminster position caught her eye, and Ms. Barnes said the role brings her back to her primary love: design work. She also gets handwritten notes from company executives thanking her for her contributions to the company.

Magellan Aerospace officials signed a six-year agreement with Pratt & Whitney to manufacture aluminum castings for Next Generation Product Family (NGPF) engines powering the Airbus A320neo, Airbus A220 (formerly known as Bombardier C-Series), Embraer E2 series, and Mitsubishi MRJ aircraft. The castings will be produced at Magellan’s facilities in Haley, Ontario, Canada and Glendale, Arizona. The agreement is expected to generate approximately $62 million in revenue for Magellan through 2023.

“Once you’re really good at something, it’s very satisfying to be able to do it every day,” she said. Overall, The Conference Board survey shows that companies have made little or no progress in fixing internal processes, which rank among the least-liked aspects of work. Fewer than a third of workers are satisfied with their companies’ promotion policies, bonus plans, performance-review processes and education or training programs. These four components were also the bottom-ranked aspects of work in 2016. “Most of these cluster around assessment and, by extension, how you’re compensated or rewarded,” Ms. Ray said. “Many companies do not get performance management right, and when done wrong, it’s one of the most soul-crushing aspects of being in an organization.” Job satisfaction hit 52.1% in 2005, and the current number remains below the 61.1% level recorded in 1987, when The Conference Board began tracking the metric. “We shouldn’t confuse where the economy is cyclically with longer-term structural changes to the labor market,” said Mr. Wartzman. “By many measures we’re in a strong economy, but you still have a 30- to 40-year trend of flat wages and overall declining health and retirement security for most workers.” By: Lauren Weber,WSJ

Magellan Vice President, Business Development, Marketing and Contracts Haydn Martin said, “This new agreement will provide Pratt & Whitney with enhanced security of supply with Magellan internally dual sourcing these castings between two manufacturing facilities in Canada and the USA, significantly de-risking the supply chain. Magellan will utilize the latest in advanced sand-casting technologies, specifically 3D sand printing and automated pouring to produce these components.”

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mode, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Manufacturers expect to add nearly 2% more jobs nationally during calendar 2018 and the Institute’s Purchasing Manager’s Index has shown 20 months of continuous growth through April 2018.


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A broad array of places across the U.S. are benefiting, ranging from the industrial Midwest to the Sun Belt to even California, a state that has long been bleeding industrial jobs but is lately showing some signs of resurgence. Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley ranks second on our list of the large metropolitan areas that have added the most industrial jobs over the past decade -- its factory job count has jumped 22% since 2012, as the red-hot tech sector has fueled a manufacturing surge in the Bay Area. Meanwhile the San Diego-Carlsbad area ranks 10th.

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In first place? The vast majority of Americans are more likely to associate the Orlando metro area with Mickey Mouse than Rosie the Riveter, but Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford is tops in manufacturing job growth among the 71 largest metros, racking up 23.6% growth since 2012 and 7.9% last year. Large companies including Lockheed Martin, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas and Siemens Energy have brought advanced manufacturing jobs to the Orlando area, as well as a host of smaller firms.

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Yet, manufacturing’s contributions to the economy are far out of proportion to its shrinking share of employment. In 2013, the manufacturing sector employed 12 million workers, but generated an additional 17.1 million indirect jobs. It has the largest multiplier of any economic sector: each dollar’s worth of manufactured goods generates $1.40 in output from other sectors of the economy. Perhaps most important may be the higher wages it provides for blue-collar workers.According to BLS data, goods-producing industries pays $56,799 a year on average during the latest period in our rankings—much higher than other fields like health care and education (averaging $45,676 annually) and leisure and hospitality ($20,879). To determine the places where manufacturing growth is the strongest, we looked at employment in the sector in 373 metropolitan statistical areas, assessing short-, medium- and long-term trends going back to 2006 and adding in variables for persistence and momentum. The results of these trends, based on three-month averages, are normalized and each MSA is assigned a score based on its relative position in each area. (For a more detailed description of the methodology, click here.) Over the past eight years manufacturing has bounced back strongly from the crater the sector fell in during the Great Recession, gaining 1.1 million jobs. In recent months, 17 of the 18 major industries have been in growth A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Tech hubs throughout the South and West are seeing a surge in tech development that’s boosting manufacturing employment, In No. 14 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, for example, the downtown core has seen a 318% increase in tech companies since 2012, with manufacturing employment in the area surging 5.5% last year to 127,100 jobs. Phoenix, as well as high-ranked places like Salt Lake City and Raleigh, N.C., boast the high-skill workforces and low-cost, business-friendly environments that companies are looking for with today’s increasingly tech-driven manufacturing processes. But much of the action in manufacturing remains in the industrial Midwest, and the news there is surprisingly good. Leading the pack is Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Mich., which places third on the strength of a 20.5% jump in industrial employment since 2012 to 115,700 jobs, a fifth of all non-farm jobs in the metro area.The Grand Rapids area boasts a vast array of 2,500 manufacturing companies in diverse industries, including metals, plastics, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, production technology, automotive and food processing. Four out of five of them have less than 250 employees. Many other Rust Belt cities are also shining up. No. 6 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Mich., -- also known as “automation alley” -- continues to perform well, with 18.5% industrial job growth since 2012. The metro area may be one to watch as more electric and eventually autonomous vehicles begin to hit the streets. Even long-suffering Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia is on the upswing, placing 19th with 15% growth in manufacturing employment since 2012, paced by the recovery of the auto industry.Yet many other traditional industrial centers are stagnating or even shrinking, including No. 53 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis,Wisc., No. 56 Buffalo-Cheektowaga- Niagara Falls, N.Y., No. 59 Pittsburgh and No. 66 Rochester, N.Y.. Only three U.S. metro areas still have more than 200,000 manufacturing jobs and none of them show signs of participating in the reindustrialization trend. Los Angeles-Glendale-Long Beach, with 348,000 manufacturing jobs, is still the largest industrial center in the nation, but the area has lost an estimated 20% of its manufacturing jobs in the past decade, many in the

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for each market— an idea that at first blush seems like a good one. For example, market A should use red; market B, green; market C, blue, and so on. The idea was to use the design as a unifying element across the brand, and the color to designate the various market channels. Here’s the question apparently never asked: who is going to see enough of the variations to understand the system— or to even understand that there is a system? This company sells products into a number of niche markets that have very little overlap. As it turns out, the only people who would see most or all of the color versions are those who work for the company. The niche market customers would typically see one, or maybe two, versions of the system. Customers in market A will think the corporate color is red, while customers in market C will believe it’s blue— or maybe green, occasionally. The color system was later abandoned by yet another consulting firm several years later during the creation of yet another brand standard. So, what’s the point? The point is that focusing on uniformity at the expense of effectiveness can waste money and produce ineffective marketing. Creation of marketing assets under these complicated rules takes longer, costs more, and doesn’t necessarily speak to your various prospects in their language. If you are selling into markets that are insular, there is an argument to be made for designing and voicing materials that will work best in each one. If your materials are not graphically consistent across all markets, you and your marketing team will be the only ones who know. JC Bourque is a 40-year veteran of the marketing field and has produced work in real estate development, banking, public utilities, health care, direct marketing, automotive aftermarket, food and beverage and many other sectors. He is a partner in the Denver firm Heppner + Bourque, specializing in manufacturing, technology and industrial marketing. We can be reached at 303/675-0105 or visit our website at heppnerandbourque. com

What is Metal Additive Manufacturing? An Intro & Benefits of AM 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), is one of the most exciting manufacturing technologies talked about today.We are now seeing a wave of interest and enthusiasm for 3D printing with advances appearing across markets including consumer, industrial, automotive, aerospace, and medical. Surprisingly, the technology is over 30 years old, but the first modern wave of public excitement occurred around 2012 when media outlets touted the technology as ready to revolutionize the entire manufacturing landscape. Fortunately, the technology has developed dramatically in the intervening five years — especially the 3D printing of metal alloys. Companies like 3DEO are using metal AM in high-volume production of 10,000+ pieces per year. When 3D printing is used to create metal parts, the layer-by-layer approach allows for the creation of parts without the use of a mold or casting. Typically, the time required to make the tooling for different traditional manufacturing processes can range from a few weeks to several months, with no parts being produced in the meantime. The four main benefits of metal 3D printing include: lowering costs, quickly innovating, new design possibilities, and on-demand manufacturing. 3D printing dramatically lowers the cost of manufacturing complex or custom parts. Also, by removing the need for a mold or tooling you take away the associated investment required to get the manufacturing line up and running. There’s also waste reduction to consider. The economics of CNC compared to 3D printing vary dramatically. Traditional, “subtractive” processes can result in material waste figures in excess of 95 percent. Metal 3D printing is often less than 1 percent. The layer-by-layer approach of metal

3D printing enables previously impossible designs and customization opportunities by stretching beyond the limits of traditional manufacturing. Lightweighting and parts consolidation are two very popular design applications of metal 3D printing. The end-use product improvements have been well-documented across a wide variety of industries, often resulting in much better weight-to-strength ratios and fuel efficiencies. Engineers and product designers can iterate on part designs quickly to test new ideas and concepts. Increasing the speed of innovation allows companies to get new products to market faster than ever before.This set of advantages has been particularly important in increasing the adoption rates of metal AM in recent years. It’s easy for companies to see the impact of being able to iterate freely and inexpensively. With 3D printing, it is possible to order only the quantities needed and with short turnaround times. In recent years, several major industrial players have made meaningful investments in driving their on-demand metal AM capabilities forward.This type of commitment will only accelerate the trend toward on-demand part production over the coming years. The concept of a digital inventory refers to part files being stored electronically, and then created as desired to match demand.This includes legacy parts where the tooling is unavailable or prohibitively expensive. By: Matt Sand 3D Design A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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U.S. Factory Activity Hits 14-Year High; Supply Constraints Rising U.S. manufacturing activity accelerated to more than a 14-year high in August, boosted by a surge in new orders, but increasing bottlenecks in the supply chain because of a robust economy and import tariffs could restrain further growth. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) survey was at odds with another survey published last month that suggested a peak in manufacturing and pointed to a slowdown in the months ahead against the backdrop of a strong dollar. Recent surveys have also signaled a cooling in regional factory activity. “The surge in the ISM manufacturing index is difficult to square with other evidence, which indicate that growth in the factory sector has started to slow,” said Michael Pearce, a senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics in New York. “With export orders now waning as a result of the dollar’s rapid appreciation over the past few months, we still think that growth in the factory sector will slow in the coming quarters. The ISM said its index of national factory activity jumped to 61.3 last month, the best reading since May 2004, from 58.1 in July. A reading above 50 indicates growth in manufacturing, which accounts for about 12 percent of the U.S. economy. The ISM described demand as remaining “robust,” but cautioned that “the nation’s employment resources and supply chains continue to struggle.” According to the ISM, survey respondents were “again overwhelmingly concerned about tariff-related activity, including how reciprocal tariffs will impact company revenue and current manufacturing locations.” President Donald Trump’s “America First” trade policy has led to an escalating trade war with China and tit-for-tat import tariffs with other trading partners, including the European Union, Canada and Mexico. Trump has defended the duties on steel and aluminum imports and a range of Chinese goods as necessary to protect American industries from what he says is unfair foreign competition. Economists have warned that the tariffs could disrupt supply chains, undercut business investment and slow the economy’s momentum. The economy grew at a 4.2 percent annualized rate in the second quarter, almost double the 2.2 percent in the January-March period. The dollar .DXY rose against a basket of currencies, while prices of U.S. Treasuries fell. Stocks on Wall Street were trading lower.


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month low of 54.7 in August from a reading of 55.3 in July. Manufacturers reported a decline in new orders, with exports the main source of weakness.

The survey’s supplier deliveries index jumped to a reading of 64.5 last month, highlighting the rising bottlenecks in the supply chain, from 62.1 in July. It hit a 14year high of 68.2 in June. Economists said the strong economy, marked by a labor market that is near or at full employment, as well as the import duties were behind the delays in deliveries.

Markit said some of the slowdown in factory activity reflected widespread shortages of inputs, hauliers and labor, leading to a further build-up of backlogs of work.

“Bottlenecks in production will support inflation, but the constraints have yet to become overly binding,” said Ryan Sweet, a senior economist at Moody’s Analytics in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Factories reported hiring more workers last month, with production increasing sharply. That bodes well for August’s employment report, which is scheduled to be released on Friday. Manufacturing payrolls have increased solidly this year. In the computer and electronic products industry, manufacturers said most suppliers were “waiting to re-evaluate potential price increases until September.” Machinery manufacturers said while raw material costs appeared to be “leveling off,” and most suppliers “are willing and able to suppress cost increases,” the impact of tariffs remained a concern. In a separate survey, data firm Markit said its U.S. manufacturing PMI fell to a nine-

It said tariffs were exacerbating supply shortages and also driving prices higher. Almost two-thirds of companies surveyed reporting higher input prices explicitly blamed tariffs for the increased costs, Markit said. “When we look across the recent survey data, it appears that activity has cooled somewhat lately, but remains at a solid level,” said Daniel Silver, an economist at J.P. Morgan in New York. A third report from the Commerce Department showed construction spending barely rose in July as increases in homebuilding and investment in public projects were overshadowed by a sharp drop in private nonresidential outlays.Reporting by Lucia Mutikani; Editing by Paul Simao A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Author Unknown If you had a strong desire to perpetuate precision manufacturing in the United States, and you could clone one young person to help achieve this, high on your list should be Graydon Udelhoven. This young man, not yet 30 years of age, is not only a mechanically gifted entrepreneur, he exudes passion for our manufacturing industry. His enthusiasm is absolutely contagious and the Quotation, Author Unknown, speaks to Graydon’s philosophy. Graydon opened his fabrication business, which he named ‘Forbidn’, in August of 2012. Graydon was 22 when he launched the Billings, Montana, based business. He says, “Honestly, nothing specifically pointed me to owning my own business, but when I was attending high school through college, and fabricating components for a diesel company and then a chassis builder, I felt like I wanted my own niche, to design my own products, and not to be told what to do.” He added, “I also had such an appreciation and infatuation for machining, which I had experienced just a bit with manual machines in high school.” Prior to opening Forbidn, Graydon felt that a mechanical engineering degree would help him to achieve his goals. He attended the local community college in Billings and then went off to Bozeman to complete his degree in mechanical engineering. “I quit – in college I quickly realized most work being completed was theoretical; math problem after math problem that wasn’t applicable to a physical component solution sitting in front me. My mind works in a way I must constantly be testing theory against a physical environment, they were testing our determination more than our imagination and I work in the opposite.” Graydon had more ability than he gave himself credit for. He helped his grandfather Larry Udelhoven on his farm when he was growing up, fixing machinery that broke down. “I learned a lot from my grandfather, who was also a pilot and race car driver”, he adds. When asked how he came up with the company name ‘Forbidn’, Graydon chuckles. “I thought I was pretty cool in high school, and I thought the name signified developing products that were such high quality, so outstanding that they would be forbidden to gain. Also, I knew that if I created a company, I would need a website, and the website name should be simple and effortless to navigate – it should match the business name exactly and be available as a domain. I searched available domains at the time and was available. It just worked out.” And so 22-year old Graydon launched Forbidn in an 1800 square foot building with a few manual machines, including a tube bender, a welder, and a sheet metal brake. His first client commissioned the company to build a roll cage.Word spread, and Graydon kept the business open by building one-offs for various customers A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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who came to him, learning about him through word of mouth. Graydon quickly earned the reputation for his mechanical aptitude, where he could design a part, or re-engineer a factory component, and make a product that was better than the original. He was building a number of parts for a diesel customer, multiple parts that he had designed, he was sending out for machining. “Shops were giving me 4-6 week turnaround schedules, which didn’t work well, and then they were scrapping up to 20% of the parts.This wasn’t a good business model for me, so I decided to bring machining in-house.” (Note:Though Graydon was very mechanically gifted and quite skilled in fabrication, he had no experience in CNC machining). Just months after launching Forbidn, Graydon moved the business from its 1800 square foot facility into a larger building, at 4600 square feet; it would offer the space needed for the machines he would eventually purchase. “I was going after the power sports and job shop industry and it just so happened we ended up in the oil and gas industry”, Graydon says. Graydon called all the machine tool dealers who supported Montana, (Haas Automation, Okuma, DMG Mori, Makino, and Mazak) and he says only 2 came to his shop. “Klaus Lassig, Sales Engineer for Smith Machinery, was one of the two who made the visit. Here’s what sets Klaus apart from other sales guys. I was young and I wanted the coolest most advanced machine out there. I wanted the Mazak INTEGREX. Instead of selling it to me, Klaus talked me out of buying the machine, and we settled on the Mazak Vertical Machining Center (VTC-300).” Klaus says, “Graydon was young, he was ambitious, but without a background in machining, I knew that the Mazak INTEGREX was overkill for him, at least initially.” Graydon says, “I did get nervous about my decision when the MazakVTC-300 was being delivered. I talked to the driver, and I asked him if he frequently picked up Mazaks from machine shops that were closing down. The driver told me that when he delivered a new Mazak machine to a customer, the only thing he did down the road was deliver a 2nd and maybe a 3rd Mazak machine. He said he hadn’t ever picked up a Mazak from a shop that was going out of business, he just kept them coming.” Graydon says this helped solidify his decision, especially when even the truck driver knows of the Mazak euphoria.

Just a month after the Mazak VTC300 was installed, Sanjel USA, a leader in hydraulic fracturing equipment, came knocking on Forbidn’s door. “They were having trouble with a prototype part and they heard I had a Mazak. I told them I would take the job on, it was a difficult one, and it would force me to use the 4th axis on the new machine.” He continued, “Thanks to Smith’s AJ, (ArthurTucker, Applications Eng.), who helped me to truly learn the machine and take pride in operating it, we completed our first prototype part together with my lack of CNC technology. Sanjel was an outstanding customer for me until they closed their United States operations.” Forbidn struggled with the loss of their main customer until Graydon met John Gonitzke, CEO-Emeritus of Mark Rite Lines Equipment Company (MRL). “John shares my passion and imagination for designing products, and though he doesn’t have a machining background, we problem solve together from concept to reality.” He continued, “As a team we make it happen. MRL allows me to support their R&D efforts, where we either re-engineer existing products, or develop newer more innovative designs to preserve MRL’s reputation at the forefront of the most advanced pavement marking solutions in the world.” Business with Forbidn’s customers, particularly their largest customer, MRL, was so strong that Graydon couldn’t make parts fast enough. Between designing new products that pass vigorous testing during the R&D stage, and move to production, to keeping up with the current demand of present products, there wasn’t enough time in the day to satisfy the schedule. “With a very tight labor market, the only way I could increase my productivity was to purchase another Mazak machine”, he says, “and this time it was going to be a Mazak INTEGREX.” Late last year, Graydon purchased the Mazak INTEGREX i-200S from the Smith Machinery team. Klaus says, “The Mazak INTEGREX i-200S CNC Multi-Tasking machine combines a turning center and machining center for full 5-axis simultaneous machining and productive manufacturing. It is the fifth generation Mazak multi-tasking machine (with 2 spindles), and it offers a large machining area and high accuracy performance.” He adds, “This time when Graydon specified this machine for the growth of his business, I knew he was ready for it.” Graydon says, “The INTEGREX has changed our business. For one part with 177 operations, we are doing 156 of the operations on the main spindle, and then the remaining 21 operations take place after the part transfer to the sub-spindle. For this part (that starts as a 5’ stainless steel bar), you are handling the part 1 time, with the benefit of Mazak’s DONE IN ONE technology the part is transformed from the solid bar in the main spindle to a finished component in the sub spindle in one setup.” He continues, “This has drastically reduced my part handling and setup times, and along with utilizing the full 5 axis simultaneous moves, I am able to make Swarf cuts on the part in 1/16th of the time it took me to 3 axis simultaneous machine certain features in my VTC-300.” This same part, on the Mazak VTC-300, Graydon was machining 12 parts in 7 days.Today, his Mazak INTEGREX i-200S machines 6 of these parts in 1 day. Graydon says these efficiencies enabled him to bring the pricing down for his customers. Graydon says, “The Mazak machines are fascinating. When you go to Florence, Kentucky to the Mazak manufacturing plant, you will see Mazak machines cutting parts to make the next Mazak machine. Mazak uses its own machines to build its customers’ machines because they offer tight tolerance and high accuracy. Mazak believes in their machines and they take pride in every one of them that goes out the door to a lucky customer, and that is evident by taking a quick glance across the 800,000 square foot Kentucky facility, all you see is orange.” He continued, “We were the first machine shop in Billings, Montana to buy a Mazak machine, and when people find out you have a machine of this caliber, those who know, appreciate the technology and quality of a Mazak, they take satisfaction in knowing their parts were carved by a Mazak. I can’t keep the

machines at idle on the weekends with the demand we have.” Graydon works nearly around the clock, and this includes almost every weekend, both on Saturday and Sunday. He says, “If I have a question or I am unsure about how to proceed on the Mazak, I will call our Smith Machinery applications engineer AJ.” He continued, “Thankfully AJ almost always answers the phone and helps me to work through the issue, and of Smith Machinery overall, I have to say that the support I receive from Klaus, to Clark Smith, owner of the company, to AJ, is beyond excellent, it is second to none.” Graydon adds that he will not look outside of Smith Machinery for his machine tool needs, given what they have done for him. When Graydon was a kid (5 years ago), he loved racing cars on 1/4-mile stretches. He doesn’t do this anymore - he says not only doesn’t he have the time, but also he’s traded his passion for racing to a passion for machining. “Designing, modeling, programing, and then’s your imagination at work and what I do is a learning experience every day.” He adds, “ To make really extraordinary parts you must have a true respect for your machine, and you must understand it indefinitely.” To learn more about Forbidn Manufacturing, call (406) 366-1151 or visit www. forbidn. com To learn more about Smith Machinery, a 50+-year-old distributor of a variety of advanced manufacturing technologies, contact them at (801) 263-6403 or visit

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CMM Probes Gage Lab Products______ 801-716-2972 Innovative Measuring Systems_602-527-5488 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo___________ 480-294-7631 OGP ___________ 480-889-9056 Renishaw__________ 847-286-9953 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Innovative Measuring Systems_602-527-5488 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 Moncktons Mach Tools__ 303-571-4933 OGP ___________ 480-889-9056 Mitutoyo___________ 480-294-7631 Renishaw__________ 847-286-9953 Selway Machine Tool___ 888-735-9290 Total Quality Systems____ 720-338-2581 Zeiss Industrial Metrology__ 800-327-9735 Gauging Equipment Gage Lab Products______ 801-716-2972 Innovative Measuring Systems_602-527-5488 Klontech Industrial Sales_ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo___________ 480-294-7631 OGP ___________ 480-889-9056


2835 S. Raritan St Englewood, CO 80110 303-991-1500 (Ph) 303-991-1921 (Fax) Web: E-Mail: THE



Mathew Evans Sales and Marketing



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

P: 888.668.6818 C: 937.479.5381

3676 W. California Ave., Ste A117 Salt Lake City, UT 52404 MAIN: CELL:

801.886.2221 435.901.0287

General Mgr/Vice President

IMS Innovative Measuring Systems

3676 W. California Ave., Ste A117 Salt Lake City, UT 52404 MAIN: CELL:

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General Mgr/Vice President



Helping You435.901.0287 Find The Right CELL: Solutions For Your Measuring Needs

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3676 W. California Ave., Ste A117 Salt Lake City, UT 52404 MAIN: CELL:

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3676 W. California Ave., Ste A117 Salt Lake City, UT 52404 MAIN: CELL:

801.886.2221 435.901.0287

Helping You Find The Right Solutions For Your Measuring Needs



801.886.2221 435.901.0287


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3676 W. California Ave., Ste A117 Salt Lake City, UT 52404


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3676 W. California Ave., Ste A117 Salt Lake City, UT 52404 MAIN: CELL:

801.886.2221 435.901.0287

3676 W. California Ave., Ste A117 Salt Lake City, UT 52404 MAIN: CELL:

3676 W. California Ave., Ste A117 Salt Lake City, UT 52404


3676 W. California Ave., Ste A117 Salt Lake City, UT 52404


801.886.2221 435.901.0287


Steve Polster Total Quality Systems____ 720-338-2581 General Mgr/Vice President Sensors: Contact & Optical Ken Lambert (602)527-5488 Mitutoyo___________ 480-294-7631 Zeiss Industrial Metrology__ 800-327-9735 Video Measuring Systems Renishaw__________ 847-286-9953 Gage Lab Products______ 801-716-2972 Total Quality Systems____ 720-338-2581 Klontech Industrial Sales_ 480-948-1871 Steve Polster Steve Polster General Mgr/Vice President Mgr/Vice President Metrology Instruments Mitutoyo___________General 480-294-7631 Gage Lab Products______ 801-716-2972 Total Quality Systems____ 720-338-2581 Innovative Measuring Systems_602-527-5488 Innovative Measuring Systems HARDWARE W. 17th St.Sales_ Tempe, AZ 85281 Klontech1711 Industrial 480-948-1871 Horizon Carbide Tool___480-968-0957 Mitutoyo___________ 480-294-7631 Ken Lambert Utah Metal Works, Inc.__ 801-364-5679 (801)673-4783 OGP ___________ 480-889-9056 Steve Polster Steve Polster METALS & MATERIALS Renishaw__________ 847-286-9953 General Mgr/Vice President General Mgr/Vice President AZ Tool Steel LLC______480-784-1600 Total Quality Systems____ 720-338-2581 Coastal Metals_______ 800-811-7466 Zeiss Industrial Metrology__ 800-327-9735 Erickson Metals______877-543-6061 Optical Comparators Jacquet West_______310-684-4370 Gage Lab Products______ 801-716-2972 Kloeckner Metals Corp_ 480-389-2883 Innovative Measuring Systems_602-527-5488 Olympic Metals______303-286-9700 Steve Polster Steve Polster Klontech Industrial Sales_ 480-948-1871 Ryerson__________303-227-6310 General Mgr/Vice President General Mgr/Vice President Mitutoyo___________ 480-294-7631 United Perform. Metals_ 317-946-0025 Steve Polster, CMTSE 521 S 48th St. Tempe, AZ 85281 General Mgr/Vice President

3676 W. California Ave., Ste A117 Salt Lake City, UT 52404

Legrand, North America 3555 Kettering Blvd. Moraine, OH 45439

Steve Polster, CMTSE

Adam Papilion

Director of Operations 970.692.3344


Carbon Coastal Metals_______ 800-811-7466 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 JACQUET West 22400 Lucerne Street Copper Carson / CA 90745 Offering plasma cutting and P +1 310-684-4370 waterjet cutting of stainless F +1 310-684-4377 Olympic Metals______ 303-286-9700 steel plate and nickel alloy C +1 714-496-3445 plate and bar Garnet Abrasives Barton International_____ 800-741-7756 Western States Metals__801-978-0562 GMA Garnet Group____ 832-243-9300 Metals: Bar & Plate Aluminum AZ Tool Steel LLC______480-784-1600 Affiliated Metals_______ 800-748-4711 Coastal Metals_______ 800-811-7466 Olympic Metals_______ 303-286-9700 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 United Perform. Metals__ 317-946-0025 TW Metals_________ 800-203-8000 Armor: Military & Mold Steel Commercial AZ Tool Steel LLC______480-784-1600 Nickel Alloys Kloeckner Metals Corp_ 480-389-2883 AZ Tool Steel LLC______480-784-1600 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Jacquet West_______310-684-4370 Brass Ryerson__________ 303-227-6310 Coastal Metals________ 800-811-7466 TW Metals_________ 800-203-8000 Olympic Metals_______ 303-286-9700 United Perform. Metals_ 317-946-0025 Ryerson____________303-227-6310 Plate-Precision Saw Cut Bronze Erickson Metals______877-543-6061 Coastal Metals________ 800-811-7466 Pre-Honed Tube Olympic Metals_______ 303-286-9700 Western States Metals__801-978-0562


Steve Polster, CMTSE

Christopher Weber General Manager

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Jeff Klimowicz Regional Sales Manager 480.320.0308 mobile ISO 9001:2015 | All products proudly made in the USA.

AlIen Webb Sales Associate

KNUTH Machine Tools USA, Inc. 590 Bond St. Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Ph: (847) 415-3333 x260 Fax: (847) 415-2402

Stainless Steel AZ Tool Steel LLC_____ 480-784-1600 Coastal Metals_______800-811-7466 Jacquet West_______310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals Corp__ 480-389-2883 Olympic Metals______ 303-286-9700 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 United Perform. Metals_ 317-946-0025 Steel AZ Tool Steel LLC_______ 480-784-1600 Coastal Metals_______800-811-7466 Jacquet West_______310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals Corp__ 480-389-2883 Olympic Metals______ 303-286-9700 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 United Perform. Metals_ 317-946-0025 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain•

METAL DISTRIBUTORS King Machine_______ 208-345-9600 Erickson Metals______ 877-543-6061 KTR Machine_______ 623-202-7177 Coastal Metals_______ 800-811-7466 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 Jacquet West_______310-684-4370 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 Kloeckner Metals Corp___480-389-2883 Romi Machine Tools LLC_ 859-647-7566 Olympic Metals______ 303-286-9700 Selway Machine Tool___ 888-735-9290 Ryerson___________ 303-227-6310 Sharp Precision______ 310-370-5990 TW Metals__________800-203-8000 Smith Machinery Co___ 801-263-6403 United Perform. Metals_ 317-946-0025 Tornos USA_________ 951-695-0342 Western States Metals__ 801-978-0562 Triad Machine________ 303-424-0268 NEW MACHINERY CNC Lathes 3D Metal/ Additive ManufacturAME, Inc.__________303-922-9266 ing Machines Renishaw__________ 847-286-9953 Doosan___________ 973-618-2500 Foothills Machinery_____ 303-466-3777 CHIP CUTTING J.M. Grisley_________ 801-486-7519 CNC Drilling/Tapping Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 J.M. Grisley_________ 208-861-8991 Hurco____________ 800-634-2416 CNC Mills AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 King Machine_______208-345-9600 Doosan__________ 973-618-2500 KTR Machine_________623-202-7177 Foothills Machinery Sales__ 303-466-3777 Methods West________ 602-437-2220 Hurco___________ 800-634-2416 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 J.M. Grisley________ 801-486-7519 Romi Machine Tools LLC_ 859-647-7566 J.M. Grisley________ 208-861-8991 Selway Machine Tool___ 888-735-9290

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Sharp Precision______ 310-370-5990 Smith Machinery Co____801-263-6403 Triad Machine________303-424-0268 CNC Swiss Turn Machines AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 Tornos USA_______ 951-695-0342 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Machines AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 Desert EDM Sales_____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_______ 480-836-1782 KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 Smith Machinery Co___ 801-263-6403


Sales Manager

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


101 Bilby Rd, Building #2 Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales_____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_______ 480-836-1782 EDM Perform. Access.____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Manual Mills & Lathes KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION Angle Rolls Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 Band Saws Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 King Machine_______ 208-345-9600 KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 Ultimate Machinery_____ 480-966-2000 Bar Feeders Edge Technologies______ 562-597-7824 Cold Saws KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 CNC Punching Centers S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 AMADA America______ 303-670-9406 Fiber Lasers Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316

Grinding Machines KNUTH Machine Tools___847-415-3333 Multitool USA_______ 800-660-0880 Iron Workers S&S Machinery Sales__ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutters AMADA America_____ 303-670-9406 Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 PrecisionFab Inc._____303-779-9180 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers Amada America______ 303-549-9167 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Plate Rolls Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 Plasma Cutters KNUTH Machine Tools____ 847-415-3333 Press Brakes AMADA America______ 303-670-9406 Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 King Machine_______ 208-345-9600 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Shearing Machines Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 King Machine_______ 208-345-9600 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Welding Equipment Rocky Mountain Saw Blades303-761-3000 Welding Equipment: Spot Welders AMADA America______ 303-670-9406


Delcam (Autodeck)_____ 877-35-2261 Grinding Accessories Feature Cam_______ 602-502-9654 Multitool USA_______ 800-660-0880 SolidCAM_________ 530-863-0461 Tooling Systems PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Desert EDM Sales______ 480-816-6300 3D Parts To Go________801-380-7935 USA EDM Supply______ 480-836-8330 RECYCLING PALLET SYSTEMS Recyclable Metals Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 Scrap Metal Recycling Automatic Door Opener Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Systems Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated Systems Inc__ 928-649-9600 Manual Rotary Pallet Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 SAFETY Robotic Part Loading Systems Fire Protection Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Rotarex__________ 480-689-8756 Mobility Ramps & Stairs - Modular Woodworking Machines Pillar Machine________ 801-965-1900 EZ-Access_________ 800-451-1903 SERVICES PLASTICS AS9100 Certification Acrylics And Polycarbonates ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687 BMSC___________ 602-445-9400 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 Plastics: Fabrication Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Calibration Services Graphics Materials Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687 Klontech Industrial_____480-948-1871 Mechanical/Engineering Material Western States Calibration_ 801-466-1700 Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687 Consultant,3D Printing PRODUCTS H2 Solutions_________ 970-692-3344 Guns Consultant,Operational Layke Tactical_______ 602-272-2654 Consultant, ISO ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 PROG. SYSTEMS BMSC___________ 602-445-9400 CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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a MISUMI Group Company

Kevin Benson Die Components Marketing Director

39830 Grand River Ave. Suite B2 Novi, MI 48375

DAYTON Lamina Corporation a MISUMI Group Company

Phone: (248) 489-9122 Cell: (708) 203-6684 Email:

MIKE DENISON BUSINESS LOAN OFFICER Benjamin Johnson ASNT Level III #210316 602-578-8109

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Insurance Services Sentry Insurance_____ 877-373-6879 Lean Consulting ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 Process Improvement/ Audit ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 H2 Solutions_________ 970-692-3344 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Consultant,Supply Chain Spindle Repair H2 Solutions_________ 970-692-3344 RMS Assembly________ 303-777-3064 Improvement X-Ray H2 Solutions__________ 970-692-3344 Certified Inspection Service__602-267-0661 Contract Inspection ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 Data Communications; Wire & Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Cable Management Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Legrand___________888-668-6818 ISO Registrar Education Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Ogden-Weber Tech College_ 801-395-3795 Lean Manufacturing Electrical: Breakers/Switches/ MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Starters Machine Tool Rebuilding Denver Breaker Supply __ 855-4UR-BRKR EDM Network_______ 480-836-1782 Engineering Services Ad Design Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Heppner & Bourque___ 303-675-0105 Financing Photography Intech Funding______ 385-553-9208 Heppner & Bourque___ 303-675-0105 Univerity Federal Credit Union_ 801-463-3597 Social Media First Article Inspection Heppner & Bourque___ 303-675-0105 Advanced Coord. Tech _____303-469-6161 Website Development Heavyhaul IRH ____________801-972-5581 Heppner & Bourque___ 303-675-0105 Nadcap Approvals - Consulting Injection Molding 3D Parts To Go______ 801-380-7935 Level III NDT Consulting_ 602-578-8109 Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Inspection Services Advanced Coord. Tech _____303-469-6161 Level III NDT Consulting_ 602-578-8109 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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TRAINING Process Improvement BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 CAD/CAM Training Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Reverse Engineering CNC/Conventional Advanced Coord. Tech ___ _303-469-6161 Machining Diversified Metal Services___ 801-972-6093 Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Machining Software Rigging & Transfer Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Atlas Rigging & Transfer_ 801-539-3885 IRH ___________ _801-972-5581 USED MACHINERY MEI Rigging__________801-701-7975 EDM Network_________ 480-836-1782 Spindle Rebuilding King Machine_________208-345-9600 GMN USA__________ 800-686-1679 K.D. Capital Equipment____480-922-1674 Setco-Pope Spindles______866-362-0699 Methods West_________602-437-2220 Transportation ReSell CNC West________480-694-9919 IRH ____________801-972-5581 S&S Machinery Sales_____602-368-8542 Consulting/Engineering Selway Machine Tool___ 888-735-9290 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 WATERJET CUTTING SPINDLE REPAIR MACHINERY RMS Assembly & Mfg___ 303-777-3064 Fabricating Equip Sales___303-466-7342 Flow International_______800-446-3569 TOOLING PrecisionToolholding Products Global EDM Supply_____480-836-8330 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 Jend Machinery________303-775-3697 _ Tooling Systems Jorgenson Machine Tools____435-659-9455 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 King Machine_________208-345-9600 OMAX Corp________ _800-838-0343 Live Tool Holders Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 Abrasives/Blast Media Barton International_____ 800-741-7756 Static Tool Holders Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 GMA Garnet Group_____ 832-243-9300

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ADDITIVE MFG/ 3 D PRINTING Faustson___________303-420-7422 SolidCAM_________ 530-863-0461 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY 3D Parts To Go________801-380-7935

Mobility Ramps & Stairs Modular EZ-Access_________ 800-451-1903 SERVICES AS9100 Certification ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 BMSC___________ 602-445-9400 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 Bar-S Machine__________ 928-636-2115 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 CAID Industries_________435-890-8823 Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Calibration Services Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 JD Machine_________ 801-782-4403 Klontech Industrial_____480-948-1871 Petersen___________ 800-410-6789 Western States Calibration_801-466-1700 Pillar Machine_______ 801-965-1900 Wrico____________ 480-892-7800 Consultant,3D Printing AUTOMATION H2 Solutions_________ 970-692-3344 Motion Control/ Machine Vision Consultant,Operational Consultant, ISO In-Position Technologies__ 303-231-9955 ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Electronics Assemblies BMSC___________ 602-445-9400 Advantage Manufacturing__877-7270281 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 CAID Industries_______ 435-890-8823 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Welded Assemblies H2 Solutions_________ 970-692-3344 Petersen___________ 800-410-6789 Consultant,Supply Chain H2 Solutions_________ 970-692-3344 Weiser Engineering___ 303-280-2778 BAR CODING Qualified Rapid Products__ 801-999-4297 Western Sintering___ 509-375-3096 Design/Engineering

RECYCLING Recyclable Metals Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 Scrap Metal Recycling Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated Systems Inc__ 928-649-9600 Qualified Rapid Products__ 801-999-4297

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COLORADO 6531 West 56th Ave. Suite 15 Arvada, CO 80002 303-231-9955

CASTINGS Die Casting TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 Die Casting: Aluminum/Zinc TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 CHEMICAL PROCESSING PAS Technologies____ 480-487-1906 COATING Coating:Black Oxide PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Coating:Chemfilm PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906

Coating: Liquid BROACHING Ponderosa Ind________303-298-1801 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 ASSEMBLIES SAFETY Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Advantage Manufacturing__877-727-0281 Precision Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Fire Protection Systems Rotarex__________ 480-689-8756 Acu-Tec CNC_________ 303-365-9245 Specialty Steel Services__ 801-539-8252 Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Paramount Machine Office: 801.886.2755 Fax: 801.886.2759

PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 COMPOSITES S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 DESIGNCAD/CAM Bar-S Machine________ 928-636-2115 H& S Machine________ 801-755-7627 DIES Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Innovative Precision____ 801-334-6317 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Prec. Mach’d Products____ 970-482-7676 EDM: Wire Custom Design & Mfg____ 435-257-0668 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EDM Express_______ 800-780-7075 Innovative Precision______801-334-6317 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Paramount Machine____ 801-886-2755 Qualtek_________ 719-598-3394 X23 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Wrico____________ 480-892-7800 ELECTROPOLISHING Qualtek_________ 719-598-3394 X23 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Reverse Engineering Precision Tech________801-285-7288 FABRICATION Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EMJD Corporation______ 303-761-5236

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EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Mountain View Machine __435-755-0500 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Fabrication: Filament Winding S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Fabrication: Composites S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877

AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EMJD Corporation______ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Pillar Machine______801-965-1900 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel Bandsaw LLC_________ 303-744-7181 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 EMJD Corp________ 303-761-5236 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789

Fabrication: Enclosures Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Fabrication: Medium & Large Bandsaw LLC_________303-744-7181 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 EMJD Corp__________ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Petersen__________800-410-6789 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 FINISHING Fabrication: SheetMetal Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281

Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries_____ 480-968-1930 Qualtek_________719-598-3394 X23 Photochemical/Etching VACCO Industries______ 626-443-7121 Powder Coating Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 CPCS_____________303-438-8328 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Sandblasting Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Shot Peen PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443

Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 CPCS_____________303-438-8328 Gold Tech Industries_____ 480-968-1930 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Precision Mach’d Prod____ 970-482-7676 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 TVT Die Casting_______800-280-2278 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Finishing: One Stop Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 GAS NITRIDING Gold Tech Industries_____480-968-1930 Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 GEAR CUTTING Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Iron Phosphates Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Specialty Steel Svcs____ 801-539-8252

Gear Hobbing Passivation Ponderosa Ind_ _______ 303-298-1801 Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661

GRINDING AzMark___________480-926-8969 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 GMN USA_________ 800-686-1679 Prec. Mach’d Products__ 970-482-7676 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding___ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Grinding, Blanchard Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Steel Services Grinding___ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Grinding, Cold Saw AA Carbide________ 801-486-4881 Grinding: OD AzMark___________480-926-8969 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding: Surface Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595

Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding: Tool & Cutter BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 Exact Tool Grinding_____ 801-712-2720 Passivation Gold Tech Industries_____ 480-968-1930 Polishing Gold Tech Industries_____ 480-968-1930 FORMING Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Star Precision________303-926-0559 HEAT TREATING Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Pilkington Metal Finishing__801-972-2146 Qualtek_________ 719-598-3394 X23 Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-63311 Heat Treating/Cryogenics Temperature Processing__ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/Custom Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/Nitriding Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Vibrational Stress Testing Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 HONING/LAPPING LAYKE, Inc._________602-272-2654

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CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining: 3D Faustson___________303-420-7422 Qualified Rapid Products__ 801-999-4297 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Faustson___________303-420-7422 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Paramount Machine___ 801-886-2755 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877

Precision Tech________801-285-7288 IDENTIFICATION Silk Screen Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Inspection Services Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions__888-572-9642 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Advantage Manufacturing____ 877-727-0281 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Laser Engraving Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Laser Marking Machining: Aerospace Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 MACHINING Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Advantage Manufacturing___ 877-727-0281 Flex-Pro___________480-773-3239 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Paramount Machine____ 801-886-2755 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Pinnacle Precision____ 435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Mach’d Products_ 970-482-7676 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 Machining: Ceramic O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Ceramic: Sapphire, Alumina, Silicon, Aluminum, Quartz O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Machining: CNC Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 DMSI___________801-972-6093 DRP Machine_______ 801-699-4372 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg________970-535-4540 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926

LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine__ 435-563-9425 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Electromechanical Design RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Wrico___________ 480-892-7800 Machining: Composites Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Machining: Contract Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Paramount Machine____801-886-2755 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Electromechanical Design Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Machining: DoD CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Machining: Large Petersen__________ 800-410-6789

Machining: Laser AzMark___________480-926-8969 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Gerome Mfg________520-622-8402 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Southwest Waterjet-Laser__480-306-7748 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining:Medical A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 Machining: Milling Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 DRP Machine_______ 801-699-4372 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Pillar Machine______801-965-1900 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320

Machining: Mold Base Maverick Mold & Machine___970-535-4604

Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668 Denver Precision______ 303-469-1771 Faustson___________303-420-7422 Flex-Pro ___________ 480-773-3239 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine___435-563-9425 Micropulse West______ 480-966-2300 Mountain View Machine_ 435-755-0500 Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Petersen_________800-410-6789 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 S.A.Composites______ 970-776-3877 The Toolroom Inc._____ 801-773-6331

Machining: Production Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Custom Design & Mfg___ 435-257-0668 Elite Machie_________ 801-710-7891 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Paramount Machine___ 801-886-2755 Petersen__________ 800410-6789 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Radtech____ ______303-789-4247 Machining: Precision RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Star Precision________303-926-0559 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Machining: Prototype Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482

Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Precision Machined Prod.__ 970-482-7676 TVT Die Casting_______800-280-2278 Machining: R & D Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Machining: Swiss Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 Machining: Turning Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668

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Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Wire Springs ● Flat Springs ● Wire Products (801) 298Ͳ0113 2261 S. 1560 W. ● Woods Cross ● UT 84087

MOLDS Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 Molds: Plastic Injection Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 Molds Steel DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414

Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 DRP Machine_______ 801-699-4372 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine___ 435-563-9425 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Mountain View Machine___ 435-755-0500 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining: Ultra-Precision Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 MANUFACTURING A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Group Mfg Serv______480-966-3952 Petersen___________800-410-6789 Electromechanical Design CAID Industries______435-890-8823 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Composites S.A. Composites________970-776-3877 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

Etching/Photochemical VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 PUNCHING JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Group Manufacturing Serv_ 480-966-3952 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 REPAIR Bearing Surface Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Hydraulic Cylinder Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Rolling: thread

PAINTING Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 CPCS_____________303-438-8328 ROUTERING, CNC Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Richards Fab_________ 801-409-0392 SAW CUTTING PLATING Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Blanchard Metals Proc.__ 801-972-5590 SHOT PEENING Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 SINTERING Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Western Sintering______509-375-3096 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 SPINNING: METAL Anodizing Metal Spinning Solutions__ 480-899-0939 Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Contract SPLINES Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Specialty Steel Services__ 801-539-8252 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 SPRINGS Copper Manufacturing: Electrode Custom/Compression/ExtenWire-Tech_________ 480-966-1591 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 sion/Assembly/Torsion Production Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 Electroless Nickel Flat & Wire EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Gold/Silver Plate STAMPING Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Rapid Prototyping Nickel/Chrome/ Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Copper Robotic CNC Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Routering CNC The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Tin Plate DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Thompson Machine___ 505-823-1453 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Small Part Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 Stamping:Aerospace Turnkey Product Services POLISHING Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 PRECISION FORMING Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 METAL STAMPING Richards Fab________801-409-0392 Stamping:Deep Draw Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Thompson Machine_____505-823-1453 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Thompson Machine___ 505-823-1453 Hi-Production Precision PROCESSING: METAL Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 Stamping Stamping:Design Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Chemical Precision Die & Stamping__ 480-967-2038 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331

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Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 TESTING Testing: Non-Destructive Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Pilkington Metal Finishing___ 801-972-2146 TOOL & DIE Newport Tool________801-295-7411 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453

Tool Refurbishing BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 WATERJET CUTTING Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Leading Edge Machine___435-563-9425 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Southwest Waterjet-Laser__480-306-7748 WELDING Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Advantage Manufacturing___ 877-727-0281 Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 Welding: Aluminum Medium & Large Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Skyline Products________719-392-9046

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Stamping:Flat Forming SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Stamping:Foil Forming Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Stamping: Light SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Stamping:Precision Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Stamping:Prototype Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Stamping:Short Run Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Wrico____________ 480-892-7800 SWISS SCREW MCHG. Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Screwing: Lead

Welding: Orbital Wrico____________480-892-7800 Madisen Dahl Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Tool & Cutter Grinding Welding: Precision BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 Training & Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Recruiting Exact Tool Grinding_____ 801-712-2720 NUNTMA Chapter Exec. Petersen___________ 800-410-6789 w 801.337.7097 TOOLING Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 m 801.710.5535 Mountain View Machine__ 435-755-0500 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 WIRE FORMING Western Sintering______509-375-3096 Welding: Robotic Flat & Wire Custom Tooling Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 Welding: TIG SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 Mountain View Machine___ 435-755-0500 Tool Coating ASSOCIATIONS BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 N. Utah NTMA________ 801-337-7097

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Index of Advertisers 5th Axis...11,43 A&L Machining...51 Accutech Machine Inc...49 Ace Wire Spring & Form...52 Acu-Tec CNC...47 Advantage Manufacturing...48 Aero Tech Mfg...48 AMADA America...41 Amcon...39 AME, Inc...42 APEX Engineering...51 Arizona Finishing...50 Atlas Rigging & Transfer...46 AZ Tool Steel...47 Bar-S Machine, Inc...48 Barton Mines...44 BC Tool & Cutter Grinding...49 Bemsco...48 Blanchard Metals Proc...48 BMSC...30,46 Bud’s Equipment...44 Bud’s Machine Tools...45 CAID Industries...47 Canyon State Oil ...41,42,56 Castrol ...56 Chemtool...41 Chipblaster...41 CM Manufacturing...51 Coastal Metals...12,44 Coating Technologies...36,49 Custom Design & Mfg...47 Custom Powder Cutting Sol...49 Davis Applied Tech College...43 Dayton Lamina...46 Denver Breaker & Supply...2,46 Denver Machine Shop...48 Denver Precision Products...50 Desert EDM Sales...27,42 Dix Metals...45 DMG...42 DMSI...47 Doosan...42 DRP Machine...50 Dynamic Design & Mfg...52 Edge Technologies...44 EDM Network...29,43 EDM Perf. Accessories...41,43 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

EMJD Corp....49 Layke Tactical...45 EPOCS Mfg...48 Leading Edge Machine...50 Erickson Metals...16,41 LeGrand. (C2G)..43 Exact Tool Grinding...53 Level III Nadcap Consulting...46 EZ-Access...22,44 Loveridge Machine...51 Faustson...30,48 LV Swiss...51 Flex-Pro...40,49 Mario Pinto...43 Flow International...41 Maverick Mold & Machine...47 Foothills Machinery...21,42 MEI Rigging...46 Forbidn...34-35 MEP Center...46 Foresight Finishing...52 Metalcraft...50 Gage Lab Products...42 Methods West...3,41 Ganesh Machinery...46 Micropulse West ...47 Global EDM Supply...42 Midaco...44 GMA Garnet...32,46 Mitutoyo...42 GMN USA...36,42 MMT, A Div of Productivity ...13,41-45 Gold Tech Industries...47 Mountain View...47 Group Manufacturing...48 MP Systems...41 H2 Solutions...43 Multi-Tool...17,45 HAAS Automation...15,41 Nelson Engineering...48 Hangsterfers...42 Newport Tool...51 Heppner+Bourque..28,.46 NUNTMA...25, 53 Horizon Carbide...43 O’Keefe Ceramics...22,50 HPMP...26,53 Ogden-Weber Tech College...43 Hurco...21,45 OGP...42 Imaginetics...47 In-Position Technologies...24,47 Olympic Metals...10,44 Omax...41 Industrial Heat Treat Co...49 Innovative Measuring Systems...43 Orion Registrar...43 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing...51 Innovative Precision...47 Paramount Machine...48 Intech Funding...46 Petersen 23,447,8,50-53 IRH...44 Pilkington Metal Finishing...49 Iron & Metals, Inc..31,44 Pillar Machine...51 Jacquet West...43 Pinnacle Precision...51 JD Machine...47 Precision Die & Stamping....53 Jensen Precision...52 Precision Tech...51 J.M. Grisley..1,5,18,19,5,41-45 Qualichem...44 K.D. Capital Equipment...46 Qualified Rapid Products...47 King Machine...41,42,44 Qualtek...51 Kings Peak...50 Radtech...50 Kloeckner Metals...45 RD Machine...52 Klontech Industrial...42 Renishaw..15,.42 Knuth Machine Tools...44 Resell CNC West...46 KTR Machine...44 Revolution Machine Tools...44 Kustom Koncepts...48 Richards Fab...48 Laird Plastics...45 RMS Assembly & MFG...46 LAYKE Inc...52

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Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...20,44 Roentgen USA...44 Romi Machine Tools, Ltd...44 Ron Grob CO....49 Rotarex...45 Royal Products...38,41 RP Machining, Inc. ..50 Ryerson...7,41,43-45 SA Composites...53 S&S Machinery...46 Sandvik...44 Selway Machine Tool...41 Sentry Insurance...46 Setco Spindles & Slides...42 Shop Tools, Inc..42 Skydandee Mfg...47 Smith Machinery...41,55 Southwest Waterjet & Laser...53 Specialty Steel Serv....32,48 SPRING WORKS Utah...52 Standard Aero...48 Star Metal Fluids...9,41,43 Star Precision...48 Steel Services Grinding...49 Sun Grinding...49 Superior Grinding..8,49 Sustaining Edge Solutions...42 Temperature Processing...49 Teton Machining...50 The ToolRoom Inc...53 Thompson Machine...49 Toolnet International...41 Total Quality Systems...43 TVT Die Casting...37,47 TW Metals...44 Ultimate Manufacturing...43 United Performance Metals...33,43 University Federal Credit Union...46 Utah Metal Works, Inc...14,44 Vacco...49 Von Ruden Mfg...41 Wasatch Powder Coating...49 Weiser/Mile High Precision...53 Western Sintering...53 Western States Calibration...45 Western States Metals...38,42 Wrico Stamping...49 Zeiss Industrial...43




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Building CNC Machines In The U.S. For 43 Years


Smith Machinery Co. Thanks Its Customers For The Opportunity To Serve You! This Year, The Company Is Celebrating Our 40th Year In Partnership with Mazak! Clark Smith, 4th Generation Smith of the Family Business, Says, “Over the years we have sold more than 700 new Mazak machines to our customers in the Mountain States. We have also sold 80 Mazak 5-Axis Machines. Our experience with 5-Axis machining sets us apart. ”

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A2Z Manufacturing is a business development magazine, regionally focused for the Western U.S. focusing on positive effect and for concerted...

Rocky Mountain A2Z Manufacturing Magazine  

A2Z Manufacturing is a business development magazine, regionally focused for the Western U.S. focusing on positive effect and for concerted...