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Vol. 11, No.1 Jan / Feb 2018

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I have to admit, I invariably root for the underdog. As I watched the MinnesotaVikings play the Philadelphia Eagles to determine who would go to the Superbowl, I wanted the Eagles to win. Not because I’m an Eagles fan (I am not), but because their win would be against odds. If you watched the game, you too observed a remarkable performance from Nick Foles. Filling in for injured MVP candidate Carson Wentz, Foles delivered the best single-game performance by any Eagles quarterback this season by both passer rating and QBR. He finished the game with 352 yards and three touchdowns. In the second half, he went 11-of-11 for 159 yards and two touchdowns, which was good for both a perfect passer rating (158.3) and QBR (99.9).Wow! We’ll know the outcome of Superbowl VII as this magazine mails, but I’ll be cheering for the underdog again. Go Eagles! Professional and Olympic athletes all share the gift of athleticism, and though they invariably were born with a gift, they had to have the will and drive to make it happen. I was curious about NFL athletes who, even more remarkably, excelled despite illnesses/handicaps. Here are a few. Derrick Coleman of the Seattle Seahawks is deaf. Since both of his parents were born with a missing hearing gene, Coleman lost his hearing early on in life, but did not let that stop him. Derrick can read lips and uses this skill to succeed in the game. Off the field he is an advocate for children with disabilities.

Samari Rolle was a veteran in the NFL when he joined the Baltimore Ravens in 2005. The former All-Pro cornerback missed five of the first ten games of the 2007 season due to an undisclosed illness. The team later found out Rolle was suffering from epileptic seizures. Although Rolle claimed he had experienced smaller seizures for two years before that, the 2007 episodes were severe enough for him to publicly acknowledge the problem and seek proper treatment. Rolle returned later that season, and played until he retired in 2010. David Garrard spent 12 seasons in the NFL, eight of them with the Jacksonville Jaguars. From 2007-2010, he served as the team’s starting quarterback. Throughout his career, Garrard suffered from Crohn’s Disease, an incurable form of inflammatory bowel disease marked by abdominal pain, diarrhea, skin rashes, and arthritis. In November 1970, Saints kicker Tom Dempsey set the record for the longest field goal in a regular season game at the time (63 yards). The record stood for 43 years. What makes that feat so special?Well, Dempsey was born without toes on his right foot! Dempsey played for the Saints, the Eagles, the Rams, the Oilers, and the Bills over his 10-year NFL career. He kicked 159 field goals, all while wearing a specialized football cleat with an enlarged, flattened front surface to compensate for his disability. Mark Herzlich didn’t have a long NFL career, but the fact that he had one at all is a minor miracle. Mark was a first team All-American in 2008 and All-ACC linebacker for Boston College. In 2009, 22-year-old Herzlich announced that he had Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Amazingly, he was declared cancer-free that September, and returned to BC the following season. In 2011, the NewYork Giants signed Herzlich as an undrafted free agent. Since his debut against the Philadelphia Eagles that season, he has collected over 150 tackles, won a Super Bowl Ring, and authored a book “What it Takes: Fighting For My Life and My Love of the Game.” If Herzlich’s story of survival doesn’t inspire you, I’m not sure what will. We all don’t suffer from serious illnesses nor are we all gifted athletes. But we all have times in our lives when we must prevail when the odds are stacked against us. Let us all help others when they are going through challenges that can seem insurmountable. And as always, God bless our troops!

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Cover J.M. Grisley Has Been Proudly Serving The Industry For 9 Decades... Today Supporting Customers In Utah, Colorado, Idaho,Montana, and Wyoming Announcements/Releases .........................6-16 Feature Articles .......................................1,34-35 Buyers Guide Equipment .........................41-46 Buyers Guide Processes.............................47-53 Card Gallery................................................41-53 Index Of Advertisers .......................................54 Editorial..........................................Throughout

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CONTRIBUTORS Kim Carpenter Gene Wirth Hugh Taylor Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry. Circulation:The A2Z Manufacturing has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 6500 people in the Rocky Mountain states actively engaged in the Precision Manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 18,000 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Manufacturing. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any adver tisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.

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Announcements & Releases knowledge of the industry, metalworking applications, Jeff Kiszonas Joins Graphel Carbon Products as management skills, and longstanding relationships with Territory Sales Manager – SW our valued customers and suppliers, we know his return

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Graphel Carbon Products is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Territory Sales Manager for the Southwest, Jeff Kiszonas. Jeff joins Graphel Carbon Products with over 25 years of experience in CNC Manufacturing Sales and Marketing with emphasis in Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) applications. Jeff will be based out of Mesa, AZ, and will have responsibility over the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, New

“Jeff brings a wealth of experience in EDM products and processes to our company”, said Miles Holder, Sales and Marketing Manager of Graphel Carbon Products. “The addition of Jeff Kiszonas as a sales leader in the Southwest is a statement of our continuing commitment to provide our customers with the world class service they expect from an industry leader. We are excited that Jeff has joined our team, and look forward to continued growth”. Kiszonas brings with him broad knowledge of manufacturing processes, product applications and manufacturing capabilities. He has a long track record of outside sales experience within the die/mold, aerospace and automotive sectors. Within the EDM applications space, Jeff has machine sales, EDM consumable sales and machine tool sales experience. Kiszonas commented, “I am excited to be joining a growing team, and look forward to bringing my experience to help grow the business. I expect it to be a challenge.”

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JACQUET West Stocks 79” Plates JACQUET West now stocks 79” wide plates in many different grades and thicknesses. This allows our customers to have larger parts in single piece construction rather than produced in multiple sections. These plates also allow JACQUET West to plan longer running jobs on their plasma and waterjet tables. Our plates are run as 2 meter wide and come from both domestic and DFARS sources. Thickness run from .25” thick up to 5” thick. Grades include 304L, 316L, 303, 321H, 410, 2205 and 17-4PH Ann. To learn more about Jacquet West’s products and capabilities, contact them at 1 877 JQT-WEST;310 684-4370

Graphel Carbon Products provides precision ground EDM graphite blanks and machined graphite parts to print services for a variety of industries, including plastic injection mold makers, gas turbine engine manufacturing, power generation manufacturing and medical and furnace applications.

MMT, A Division of Productivity, Adds Matsuura To Their Product Line

Contact Information:Aileen Crass, Marketing Manager; aileen.crass@graphel. com

M M T, a D i v i s i o n o f Productivity is proud to announce that they are now representing Matsuura in Colorado. Mark Smith, Vice President/ General Manager, says, “Adding Matsuura Machinery to our portfolio of machine tool products was a logical next step. Our parent company, Productivity has been a partner with Matsuura Machinery USA since 1976.”

Star Metal FluidsWelcomes Aaron Kurzawski Back As General Manager! It is with great delight that we announce the return of Aaron Kurzawski to the Star Metal Fluids team. Working in the family business for eleven years starting as a delivery driver, Account Manager, and then as Sales Manager, Aaron left in 2013 to pursue his education in the healthcare industry. His new role at Star Metal Fluids will be that of General Manager. Founder and owner Russ Kurzawski says, “It’s time for the next generation to take the baton and continue growing the 26-year old company I started in 1992.With Aaron’s A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Since 1935, Matsuura has been manufacturing cutting edge machining tools. From high speed machining, to full 5-axis machining centers, to vertical, horizontal, linear Announcements Continued Page 8

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NTMF Scholarship Applications accepted from January 1 — April 1, 2018.

Cimatron is now part of 3D Systems

In 2017, the National Tooling and Machining Foundation awarded $2,000 scholarships to thirteen students across the country, for a total of $26,000. $2,000 makes an impact for students. These scholarships can mean the difference between a student taking classes, or dropping out for a semester — or for good. We need your help getting more qualified applicants for the Brock Babb and Edwin Vobeda Scholarships for 2018.


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Star Metals Adds Houghton Metalworking Products To Their Line Star Metal Fluids is pleased to announce the addition of Houghton Metalworking Products to their line up. Houghton brings another resource to our valued customers as we continually look for the latest chemistry and technology to maximize efficiency and reduce our customer’s costs. Inventories of Houghton products are now available in our Phoenix and West Valley warehouses.You can find these online at http://

motor or multi-tasking CNC machine tools, Matsuura has always delivered unparalleled technological excellence and innovation to its customers. Matsuura is a pioneer in the design of automated, unmanned, high accuracy 5-axis machining centers, and these CNC machines service a wide range of industries. As the leader in machining technology, accuracy, and performance, Matsuura Machinery USA has consistently provided reliable equipment and timely service to customers worldwide.

Northern Utah Tooling and Machining Association Announces Meeting with The Governor

To learn more about how MMT, a Division of Productivity Inc. can help you with your machining and tooling needs, contact them at 303-571-4933 (Denver office) or 801-8862221 (Salt Lake City office) or visit their website at

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PRECISION CNC TUBE BENDING AND FABRICATING Custom precision tube bending diameters ranging from .250” to 2.50” inches in diameter. Cling’s Aerospace can provide internal and external end finishing including: beading, flaring and swaging. Our material capabilities include aluminum, stainless steel and chromoly. With a combined 75 years of tube bending experience we can not only meet, but exceed all your tube bending requirements to become your premier tube bending provider.

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Announcements Continued Association (NUNTMA), a chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) is pleased to announce its upcoming meeting, Don’t miss our February Meeting at Little America with Lt. Gov. Cox! We will be discussing the future state of machining in Utah,Workforce needs, Sales Tax, and more on February 8! Seating is limited-please go here to register and pay for your lunch. See you there! NUNTMA is the Northern Utah chapter of the National Tooling & Machining Association. 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. Maddie Dahl, NUNTMA Chapter Executive, says, “ We have a really exciting event on February 8. For the first time ever, the chapter will be meeting with Lt. Gov Cox at the Capitol.We’d love to get as much industry there as possible!We’ll be having a dialogue about the current state of manufacturing in Utah, workforce needs, among other topics.”

For information on membership and attending the luncheon with Lt. Gov Cox, please contact: Maddie Dahl; NUNTMA Chapter Executive; chapterexec@ NUNTMA.ORG

Mazak Compact Simultaneous 5-axis Machine Features Auto Work Changer Mazak’s versatile VARIAXIS i-300 simultaneous 5-axis vertical machining center is now even more flexible and efficient with the addition of a high-capacity Auto Work Changer (AWC). Designed for automated small- to medium-size part-processing operations, the new VARIAXIS i-300 AWC excels in machining aluminum and other nonferrous metals for a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, medical and automotive. The machine comes standard with a multiple drum tool storage system that holds up to 145 tools, while the AWC with 32 positions accommodates workpieces up to 13.779” in diameter, 12.401” high and weighing up to 135 lbs. This combination of ample tool and workpiece storage capacities allows even the busiest shops to achieve continuous unmanned operation and single-setup, DONE IN ONE® processing. As production needs increase, shops can expand the AWC and tool storage capacities to 40 workpieces and 505 tools (in increments of 60 tools), respectively. Despite this large capacity, Announcements Continued Page 12

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Announcements Continued the machine has a significantly smaller footprint thanks to its stacking 30-tool drum magazines. In addition to its new features, the VARIAXIS i-300 AWC builds upon the existing success of the VARIAXIS Series. Its standard 12,000-rpm spindle is available in speeds up to 30,000 rpm, and its integral spindle/motor design and temperature-controlled coolant enable vibration-free, highspeed operation. The machine’s trunnion-style rotary table guarantees high rigidity and accuracy in the A and C axes, while its compact spindle cartridge, cam-driven tool changer, ballscrew core cooling and MX Hybrid Roller Guide System all contribute to operator ease of use and machining precision. ARIAXIS i-300 AWC features Mazak’s MAZATROL SmoothX CNC control. Its software solutions include the SMOOTH Energy Dashboard to help shops meet sustainability goals, SMOOTH Thermal Shield and MAZACHECK to calibrate temperature and axes alignment respectively, and multi-touch capacitive screens for searching through and modifying cutting programs.The latest addition to the SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY suite is SMOOTH AWC, which keeps track of present and future tool resources, both at the machine and, with the addition of an optional interface, at an external PC, which allows for truly continuous unmanned operation. For more information on Mazak’s products and solutions, visit www. or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain•

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Industry’s Premier Recognition Program, The 3rd Annual Colorado Manufacturing Awards

For the first time, trade organizations and associations from across the wide spectrum of Colorado manufacturing industries will be recognized for their support and advocacy of manufacturing. The following trade ‘hosts’ will also facilitate nominations, publicize companies and leaders from industry, and participate in the Awards gala, April 5, 2018 in Denver. Also recognizing an outstanding member of Colorado’s Women in Manufacturing chapter, and featuring award-winning Colorado wine industry brands. About the Awards: Original equipment manufacturers, brands, contract manufacturers, and makers from across Colorado’s diverse industries are invited to submit a nomination in one of 11 industry categories Announcements Continued Page 14

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Companies, customers, business associates, trade, economic development, .edu and the others are invited to nominate. The 2018 theme is ‘excellence in manufacturing’ -- in product design and engineering, manufacturing processes, business operations, human capital, logistics and supply-chain management, local manufacturing, product or niche uniqueness and more. Industry ‘hosts’ are encouraged to refine or tailor the award criteria to match the unique product or market dynamics shaping each industry -- and will be an additional point of contact to facilitate nominations. Howoever, companies are invited to nominate NOW, below.

There’s NO FEE to enter. CONTACT your industry host, or CompanyWeek and Manufacturers Edge, for more information. (click the ‘Nominate’ tab below for a list of hosts). THREE finalists will be selected by industry hosts, or CompanyWeek editors and writers.An independent judging panel of manufacturers will select a winner in each category, to be announced at the gala event A Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain • 2

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Final Tax Bill Passes Congress In a major lobbying victory for One Voice, on December 20, 2017, the House and Senate sent to the President for his signature a bill to significantly change the U.S. tax code for the first time in over 30 years. Thanks to the efforts of One Voice members, who for many years sought lower rates and stronger investment provisions, this is a major change not seen in decades. While no stakeholders secured everything they wanted, policymakers heard our calls to create a code that incentivizes domestic manufacturing. Small and medium-sized manufacturers who invest heavily in equipment in particular stand to benefit from many of the bill’s provisions. Although disappointed that State and Local Tax deductions are not treated more fairly in the final bill and many provisions are temporary, this legislation remains a landmark step for OneVoice members, who have made it clear that tax reform is a top priority. Key provisions in the bill include: Corporate rate of 21%, effective January 1, 2018 Top individual rate of 37%, with 20% deduction for business earnings of pass-throughs No corporate alternative minimum tax Full 100% business expensing for five years Section 179 Equipment Expensing at $1 million

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You may have heard me shouting from the rooftops about the value of attending our only Northern Colorado show for the manufacturing industry. In case you haven’t, what you’ve missed is the value of making your business more visible in our local supply chain, not to mention the connections and relationships that result from the networking that happens at NOCOM - don’t get left out in 2018!

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From the inaugural NOCOM in 2015, this show has provided tremendous value and an exponential return on investment for attendees and exhibitors alike.

Calendar the date NOW and don’t get left behind, April 12th at The Ranch, Loveland, CO - Join us for NOCOM 2018! Booth Registration $390 for 10X10 | $450 for 10X20 Increased booth fees are due to an increase in venue fees. Booth Fee Includes: 5 guest passes, pipe and drape, 8’ table with tablecloth, 2 chairs, and electrical power.WIFI will be available, free of charge. Kick Off Breakfast | April 12th 7:30AM - 9:00AM | Budweiser Events Center Registration Required, Exhibitors $20 pp | Non-Exhibitor $30 pp General Attendee Registration Coming Soon!

Ball Aerospace Wins Major U.S. Air Force Contract For NextGen Weather Satellite Ball Aerospace has been selected by the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to deliver the next-generation operational environmental satellite system,Weather System Follow-on – Microwave (WSF-M), for the Department of Defense (DoD). WSF-M is a predominantly fixed price contract that will provide for system design and risk reduction of a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite with a passive microwave imaging radiometer instrument and hosted Government furnished energetic charged particle (ECP) sensor. The contract will include options for the development and fabrication of two LEO satellites as well as options for launch vehicle integration, launch and early orbit test, and operational test and evaluation support. This mission will improve weather forecasting

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Among the many aspects of the partnership, Under Armour will utilize EOS 3D technology for printing powder-based parts, and the two companies will work in concert on polymer powder development and on advanced laser sintering platform development. Under Armour will also 6:33 AM collaborate with EOS’ Additive Minds expert services to elevate its AM program. To highlight the partnership at Formnext, the two companies featured an Under Armour display showcasing UA ArchiTech Futurist footwear. In 2017, Adidas announced it was partnering with Silicon Valley-based tech company Carbon to create Futurecraft 4D’s midsole, a 3D-printed sole. Digital Light Synthesis is a process pioneered by Carbon that uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics and programmable liquid resins to generate high-performance, durable polymeric products. Futurecraft 4D is Adidas’s first application of the Digital Light Synthesis, and represents the brand’s step into athlete-data driven design and manufacturing. According to Carbon, its “unique programmable resin platform offers unparalleled performance with respect to material durability and elastomeric responsiveness.” Adidas plans to produce 100,000 pairs by end of 2018. Nike is also exploring 3D-printed footwear. Footwear News reported in 2017 that Nike is beginning to use 3D printing to develop shoe prototypes, according to the French 3D printing company Prodways.The publication wrote: Prodways’ 3D-printed outsoles, midsoles and insoles, which are made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material, are meant to decrease manufacturing time for the sneaker giant while also providing higher performance for wearers.

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Although Nike has not announced plans to release 3D-printed shoes to consumers yet, its executives are praising the quality of Prodways’ material, as well as the speed of manufacturing the product. Nike isn’t a stranger to 3D-printed shoes, although it’s been on a smaller scale for professional athletes. For instance, in 2014, the company released a 3D-printed cleat plate built for the shuttle drill. It also produced a 3D-printed shoe built for linear speed in the 40-yard-dash. In 2016, New Balance released Zante Generate, a running shoe with a full-length 3D-printed midsole.Through an exclusive collaboration with 3D Systems, the company utilized the company’s laser sintering powder, DuraForm TPU Elastomer to make significant advancements in the performance of printed parts for running shoes. For the Zante Generate midsole, New Balanced used selective laser sintering (SLS).The first release wasn’t available for mass consumption; there were only 44 pairs total.

Autoliv receives Award From Fiat Chrysler Automobiles For Work On Future Urban Car Safety Autoliv, Inc., the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, has received a prestigious innovation award from FCA for its work with FCA’s visionary project on future urban car safety. Autoliv received the award together with Zenuity, its system software joint venture. “We are incredibly proud to receive this award.

It proves that Autoliv’s vision of Saving More Lives and Zenuity’s of Make it Real means so much more than words. In a short timespan we have provided products, solutions and expertize that have made it possible for FCA to go from concept to demo of its vision of future urban car safety”, said Johan Löfvenholm, President, Autoliv Electronics. “In the end this is what matters – delivering real solutions to real customers that enables them to realize their visions,” he continued. Autoliv and Zenuity received the award for their implementation of active safety hardware and software that enabled a number of advanced active safety and ADAS features in a small form factor vehicle, hence making it supremely safe in urban environments. Today 50% of all accidents occurs in urban traffic, and with the on-going urbanization this number is expected to continue to grow. Reducing urban accidents is one of the prime focus areas for traffic authorities, OEM’s and safety suppliers around the world.

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Denver makes Amazon’s HQ2 short list The Seattle-based e-commerce giant released its list of 20 cities that could end up with the company’s coveted new $5 billion second headquar ters campus that eventually will employ 50,000 people. The 20 cities were picked out of 238 across North America that submitted proposals, Amazon said. “Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough – all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity,” said Amazon spokesperson Holly Sullivan, in a statement. Here’s what Amazon said comes next: “In the coming months, Amazon will work with each of the candidate locations to dive deeper into their proposals, request additional information, and evaluate the feasibility of a future partnership that can accommodate the company’s hiring plans as well as benefit its employees and the local community. Amazon expects to make a decision in 2018.” Other cities making the cut were: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County, Maryland, Nashville, Newark, New York City, northernVirginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh,Toronto, and Washington D.C. There are now 40,000 employees at its 33-building, 8.1 millionsquare-foot Seattle campus. “In addition to Amazon’s direct hiring and investment, construction and ongoing operation of Amazon HQ2 is expected to create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community,” the company said in September. It said that the jobs at HQ2, mostly in software development, will pay an average of more than $100,000 annually. Amazon said it needs a complete second headquarters to keep up with the company’s rapid growth and hiring. The company called for responses to a request for proposals (RFP) from state and local government leaders interested in being the location for the company headquarters. Colorado quickly mounted a bid, with the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. leading the effort. In its bid, submitted in October, Metro Denver EDC officials sent Amazon a list of eight potential locations for the headquarters A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain • RockyMtnSaw-Flyer.indd 1

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Bell V-280 Valor Makes First Flight Textron Inc. company Bell Helicopter’s next-generation tiltrotor V-280 Valor vertical lift aircraft for the U.S. military has achieved first flight. “This is an exciting time for Bell Helicopter, and I could not be more proud of the progress we have made with first flight of the Bell V-280,” says Mitch Snyder, president & CEO for Bell Helicopter. “First flight demonstrates our commitment to supporting Department of Defense’s modernization priorities and acquisition reform initiatives. We are thrilled to share in this success of the V-280 first flight with Team Valor.” The V-280 program brings together the engineering resources and industrial capabilities of Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, GE, Moog, IAI, TRU Simulation & Training, Astronics, Eaton, GKN Aerospace, Lord, Meggitt, and Spirit AeroSystems – collectively referred to as Team Valor. The BellV-280Valor program is part of the Joint Multi RoleTechnology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) initiative, the science and technology precursor to the Department of Defense’s FutureVertical Lift program. With 2x the speed and range of conventional helicopters, the Valor is designed to offer operational agility to self-deploy and perform a multitude of vertical lift missions currently unachievable in one aircraft. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Michel Merluzeau, a Seattle-based aerospace analyst, praised the acquisition and predicted Boeing may soon respond as jet makers move to help their airline clients grapple with a critical global pilot shortage — and boost profits at the same time. “The move is quite timely,” Merluzeau said. “I would not be surprised to see Boeing also move to expand its own offerings in this space in the not-too-distant future.” Airbus thinks its new business offers significant growth potential and plans to double the facility in a few years, said Laurent Martinez, the head of Airbus services business. “Our global services forecast predicts a need for 122,000 new pilots in the Americas by 2035, representing 23 percent of the world’s

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stronger demand was leading to longer lead times Index of customer inventories fell to 42 from 45.5, signaling stockpiles were declining at a faster pace Factory inventories index showed a third straight month of contraction Index of prices paid climbed to 69 from 65.5 Source: Bloomberg Markets; By: Katia Dmitrieva

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Bianco’s generation now makes up the largest in the United States – 83.1 million, according the U.S. Census Bureau versus 75.4 million baby boomers. Not surprisingly, millennials also make up the largest share of the American workforce – one in three workers is a millennial, the Pew Research Center reports. A s b a by b o o m e r s l e ave t h e workforce and millennials make up a more significant par t of it, many manufacturers believe that this generation will change manufacturing. “Millennials have already started changing the manufacturing and supply chains – and for the better,” says Kathie Karls-Bilski, HR director for 3M Supply Chain. For example, she says that supply chains are becoming more dig itized and millennials will foster that change because of their facility with new tech. “Their ability to transform organizations’ slow processes into fast, effective business success will help manufacturing and supply chain grow for years to come,” she asserts. That should be good news for manufacturers who are grappling with the Internet of Things and other new technologies. In a research study conducted by IndustryWeek earlier this year and sponsored by Emerson, manufacturing respondents said the industrial IoT will improve operations through real-time access to information and more tightly connected supply chains, but they pointed to personnel as the most important factor for success.

3M’s Karls-Bilski says millennials have a leg up not only with technology but also with their curiosity and creativity. “Millennials are also more likely and less hesitant to explore new skills and opportunities,” she says. “Whereas previous generations tended to be more risk averse, millennials enjoy taking risks and adopting new ideas – all of which are important traits for driving supply chain and manufacturing innovation.” Many manufacturers, even in successful, growing companies, clearly worry that millennials will not be attracted to manufacturing. Some 84% of executives agree that there is a talent shortage in U.S. manufacturing, according to a survey by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte. The skills gap facing manufacturing could mean as many as 2 million jobs go unfilled over the coming decade. In a research study on millennials, Manpower found that 79% wanted flexible working conditions. That is something that SUN is trying to offer through flexible start times and the ability to make up time in their work week. Aaron Scholthauer, 32, a mechanical engineer who graduated from Johns Hopkins University, has been at SUN Automation for 10 years and is now manager of development engineering. That job involves not only managing internal resources to ensure that products are developed that meet customers’ expectations but talking to customers throughout the product development process. Scholthauer has several millennials on his team. He says the “old management style” based on position and power doesn’t work with his generation. Instead, he believes managers need to develop relationships with their employees in order to have influence and earn

their respect. That emotional connection to people, he says, results in getting “the most productivity and the highest quality work.” It would be foolish to think that a group of more than 80 million is monolithic in their characteristics, but many experts say manufacturing can count on millennials to be open to innovation and lead the charge for change. “Millennial leaders will challenge the accepted practices and processes in manufacturing,” says Robin Schwartz, the managing partner for MFG Jobs, a job board for manufacturing positions. “As a generation known for asking questions and suggesting improvements, they will embrace an environment that is open to change.” “Millennials are really looking for organizations that value their feedback, value their opinions, value their process improvement recommendations,” she added Reflecting ongoing changes in the demographics of the United States, experts say millennials will embrace diversity and employ it as a strength in the workplace. Karls-Bilski says diversity is a driver in millennials’ job searches “whether in people, culture or community.” “The differences between employees at 3M is what drives our company forward; our successes are built off the power of different ideas and skills,” she adds. “Diversity also allows supply chains to stay relevant and better reflect their customers and markets – something 3M unquestionably believes in.” Asked who he is looking to hire, Greg Mark of Markforged says to envision a graph with a 45-degree line drawn on it. The Y axis is “horsepower” – his term for ability. The X axis is any form of “quirkiness.” If a candidate is above the line, says Mark, they are eligible to be hired. Source: IndustryWeek; By: Steve Minter A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Whether that proves true will help determine the economic benefits of the new tax plan. When sales are strong for companies such as Strohwig Industries, it’s a sign that businesses are spending money on the equipment and technology that make the country more productive.That’s what really matters over the long-term. Economic growth ultimately stems from two things: population growth (specifically the number of workers) and increases in productivity.

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There are stretches of strong or slow economic growth, as well as the occasional boom or bust, tied to interest rates, tax rates, greed, fear and a lengthy list of other factors. But ultimately, the economy won’t grow any faster than the population and increases in productivity. The productivity part is the more important of the two, and it hinges on investment and innovation. The tax cut that was part of the tax overhaul is expected to increase consumer spending and spur the economy to grow at a faster pace in the short-term, though economists disagree on how much.

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“My guess is you will have a short-term spark,” said Niloy Bose, a professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It’s what economists liken to a sugar high.The tax cuts for individuals and families also end over time. The long-term gains will come from what businesses spend on equipment and technology, said Noah Williams, an economics professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.For that reason, Williams and most economists consider the lower corporate tax rate to be the most important part of the tax overhaul. The law also allows business to expense, or deduct from their profits, the cost of new equipment immediately instead of deducting it over many years.That change, which will be phased out after five years, provides an additional incentive for companies to spend more on investments that can increase productivity. None of this, however, is a given.“It’s all contingent on what companies do,” said Stephen Cole, an assistant professor of economics at Marquette University. Just because a company has more cash doesn’t mean that it has promising places to invest it.

That’s one of the reasons that companies in the S&P 500 spent more than $6 trillion from 2005 through 2014 buying back their own shares. Large U.S. corporations overall also haven’t lacked for cash or access to it. S&P Global Ratings estimates that the 500 largest industrial companies — a list that doesn’t include financial, transportation and real estate companies or utilities — have $1.6 trillion in available cash and cash equivalents. But Chandler said the lower corporate tax rate changes the projected return on future investments, though he expects this to come into play only on the margins. What is important is that companies could be more likely to build a new factory in the United States, he said, rather than in Netherlands or Ireland, because of the lower corporate tax rate.That, too, is one of the reasons that Mike Katz, president of Molded Dimensions in Port Washington, believes that lowering the corporate tax rate is good policy. The company, which makes custom rubber and cast polyurethane components, is fiscally conservative and pays for capital expenditures, such as new equipment, with cash, Katz said. But the lower tax rate could increase investment at some small companies.


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Lower taxes also won’t make a bad investment attractive.Still, the prospect of companies’ remaining or expanding in the U.S. is one of the reasons for Strohwig Industries’ optimism about the tax overhaul.“If companies are less likely to go overseas, that helps us,” Retzer said.

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A company could decide to spend When a customer moves a factory to China, Strohwig Industries can’t follow it, he said. And when they move $50,000 on a robot, for example, to Mexico, the company can sell to them but not provide the same services. because it would not need to borrow the money.“This could help them on The lower corporate tax rate and other changes will help keep companies in the U.S., Retzer said. “And that to me is reform,” Retzer said. margins,” Katz said. But he disagrees that lower taxes The lower tax rate also will enable Strohwig Industries to keep more of its profits — and pay its employees will result in the hiring of more more in bonuses. people.“If you are making hiring choices based on your marginal tax The company, which employs people who are the epitome of skilled industrial workers, pays monthly bonuses rate, you’re misguided,” said Katz, when business is strong. whose company has added about 20 people in the past three years It resumed paying them in April because of the prospect of tax reform.Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee,WI) and now employs about 100 people. By: Guy Boulton A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Machinsts Inc. Goes Into Overtime For Alaska Project When Louis Dreyfus TravOcean needed some expertise to outfit their barge for the harsh conditions of northern Alaska, they knew where to turn, Machinists Inc.TravOcean was planning to lay 16 km of fiber optic network, the first part of their network around Alaska, the Quintillion Subsea Network. “We had been approached in April by representatives of TravOcean, checking out our capabilities. They dropped off some drawings and said they needed equipment made up for the barge, starting in May,” said Jeff Tomson of Machinists Inc. TravOcean was looking for a lot of brackets, bladder system, cable coil retention and several mounting blocks for the deck of the barge. Tomson said they put together a price associated with that. TravOcean representatives came back on May saying they needed it right away, by the end of the month. Machinists Inc. took on the challenge. “We put a team of 8-10 people on it, knocked out all of the components. In the meantime, they approached us with the opportunity to install all the components when it is on the barge,”Tomson said. “We delivered the components at the end

of May and started installing them at the beginning of June. We were done with the instillation by the middle of June.” Meeting the tight timeline was a great example of the flexibility offered at Machinists.They were able to put a team together and support that team. “We’re very responsive in our fabrication department and are able to take on quick jobs on a regular basis. This one was very unique in its requirements, but the requirements fit well within our capabilities,”Tomson said. “We worked overtime and weekends to support the delivery.” TravOcean took the barge in the summer of 2017 to the north slope of Alaska for the fiber optic instillation. When they came back, Machinists Inc. was commissioned to take everything off the barge. The barge had to be brought back to its original condition. The work was done close to Machinists Inc. facility on the Duwamish River at Sea Tac Marine. Machinists Inc. has done a lot of marine applications, but not the full rigging of barge systems. The rigging of the barge system was unique and new for Machinists, Tomson said. The biggest challenge was simply the schedule. “We had to coordinate with their team. We had to get the parts over there.We had to coordinate with SeaTac Marine for accessibility and power requirements on the project.We needed a lot of power to run the welders. There were many requirements around collaboration and coordination. The toughest was just to make sure everybody was on the same page,” Tomson said. As you might imagine, the conditions in Alaska are pretty extreme, so Machinists’ work had to withstand that environment. Tomson said they had to do a complete inspection of all the welds. MI used a mag-particle inspection to make sure there were no cracks or voids. Plus, they had to prove they met the welding standards that were set for them, the ABS standards. It’s nothing new for Machinists Inc.

“There are certainly other projects that met very similar criteria. We do a lot of work on the fishing fleet based out of Seattle. Most of the work is in shop, not on the boat. But every now and then, we do some boat instillation,” Tomson said. All the barge equipment had to be removed in five days, because “time is money.” The barge had to be stripped down to make it ready for another project. Tomson said they had to make sure all the different teams were not in each other’s way. Machinist Inc. put together a plan that everyone followed so they could be as efficient as possible to get the work done on time. “It was challenging, but the challenges were accomplished on schedule. The boat had to leave by a certain date to start laying cable by a certain time. We really had to meet the schedule challenge of the customer, which was paramount. We were able to build up the team with short notice that was very responsive and successful,” Tomson said. By Ian Dunn For more information contact Jeff Tomson, Machinists Inc., 206.763.0990 – A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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J.M. Grisley Time Line JM Grisley founded by James Marion (JM) Grisley Son Bob Grisley takes over the family business (2nd Generation) JM Grisley becomes the first US distributor of Doosan Machines JM’s Grandson Jim takes over the family business (3rd Generation) JM’s Great Grandson Lars runs the family business (4th Generation) J.M. Grisley is by all accounts an anomaly in family owned businesses. Research shows that approximately 30 percent of all family-owned businesses survive into the second generation and 12 percent will survive into the third generation. Surprisingly, only 3 percent of all family businesses operate at the fourth generation and beyond. Source: J.M. Grisley isn’t just surviving, it is thriving. Since 1927, the company, located in Salt Lake City, is a full service distributor of machine tools.They offer both multi-axis CNC and manual machine tools including machining centers, turning centers, boring mills, wire EDM, sinker EDM, and accessories for both production and prototype. They support a number of industries, including: Aerospace, Oil, Medical and Job Shops. Many customers will tell you that they evaluate machine reputation, features/functionality, and pricing when they make the decision to procure a new machine tool, but typically, there are many different machines that will check off all of their respective requirements. In the end, most machine shops make their final machine tool selection based upon the support they expect to receive from their machine tool dealer. J.M. Grisley wins the trust of their customers time and time again because of their full service department capabilities. Jim Grisley, 3rd generation owner says, “ Our capabilities include machine installations, factory warranty repair and out of warranty repair for all of our manufacturers. Our service technicians are factory certified to work on Doosan, Mitsubishi, FANUC, Southwestern Industries, Brother, and a range of other machines. We keep our technicians up to date with the latest technology by sending them to factory trainings.” The J.M. Grisley support model also includes application support and training. They can provide complete support for part programming, automation, part processing and operator training. Lars Grisley (4th generation) says that the company provides Preventative Maintenance (PM) training, as well as G-code, conversational programming and general machining training. While J.M. Grisley is the exclusive supplier of a number of precision machine tools, their Doosan line accounts for a large share of the company’s business. J.M. Grisley was awarded the Doosan line more than 3 decades ago, and they were honored to have been the first US dealer selected by Doosan in the United States. Lars says, “The Doosan SMX 3100S is really taking off with our customers; it is a very good machine with a reasonable price.We just had a high end aerospace shop purchase one.” The Doosan SMX3100S multi-task milling/turning centers are designed for heavy and interrupted cutting, longterm high accuracy and superior surface finishes.The high speed tool change with fast rapid traverse rates minimizes non-cutting time.The C-axis contouring, Y-axis off-center and B-axis any-angle milling/drilling allow for single set-up completion of highly complex work pieces. Multi-tasking capabilities increase productivity and provide for just-in-time production requirements by reducing lead time, changeover time, set-up time, and time between operations. Jim adds, “The Doosan Lynx 220LYSC is another popular machine for our customers; it affords huge capacity in a small footprint and still with a super competitive price.” The Doosan Lynx 220LSYA turning centers are designed for long-term high accuracy and A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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J.M Grisley Adds Brother’s SPEEDIO Machine Tool To Its Portfolio It’s A ‘Wicked Fast’ ‘Super Compact’ Machine Chances are that you have used a Brother product in the past without knowing it. Brother International Corporation, the US subsidiary of Japan-based Brother Industries Ltd., was established in 1954.The company is a premier provider of home, home office, and business products, as well as industrial solutions that revolutionize the way we live and work. Headquartered in NJ, the company employs approximately 1,200 colleagues in the Americas. What you may not know is that Brother manufactures a superior, cost effective machine tool line, and J.M. Grisley was invited to carry the line exclusively just about 2 years ago. Here’s a little background. More than 30 years ago, in 1985, Brother released its first machine tool, the Tapping Center. For the next 3 decades, the Tapping Center series has contributed to the productivity of machining parts in a broad range of industries. Through collaboration with their customers about their requirements for productivity, the Brother machine tool team of designers continued to improve their Tapping Center while accumulating original high production technologies to increase machining speed by even 0.5 seconds and reduce machining time by even 1 second. With the theme of “perpetual pursuit of high productivity” and utilizing the technologies cultivated through the development of the Tapping Center series, Brother developed a machine for the next stage, and released it in 2013 with a new brand name,‘SPEEDIO.’ To sum it up, SPEEDIO is a compact machining center that achieves overwhelming high productivity based on Brother’s original technologies. Brother’s original servo technologies for #30 machines are fully utilized to achieve high speed, high acceleration and high response. Brother’s original NC unit drives machine performance to its peak to ensure optimal running, eliminating any wasted operation. A highly rigid structure has been achieved using analysis technology data accumulated during the design phase. A high output spindle motor is used, which demonstrates excellent machining capabilities from the low speed range to the medium- and high-speed range, enabling high-efficiency machining and heavy-duty machining.The machine also demonstrates high capabilities over a broad range of machining, including circular machining and high-speed three-dimensional machining, utilizing the smooth path offset function, look-ahead function etc. Brother’s original NC unit provides a variety of convenient functions, such as shortcut keys, menu programming, help messages, torque waveform display, etc. Maintenance is easy, and the machine flexibly responds to peripheral systems. Making full use of these original functions allows you to improve workability and operating rate. The machine uses a power regeneration system that effectively lowers power consump-

tion, high-efficiency spindle motor, energy saving pump, LED type work light, etc. The machine is also equipped with multiple energy saving NC functions such as automatic power off, demonstrating high environmental performance, in the top level among #30 machines. Chris Johnson supports many of J.M. Grisley’s customers in Utah as an Applications Engineer/Sales Engineer. One of Chris’s customers, a long time J.M. Grisley customer, recently purchased 2 Brother SPEEDIO S700X1 machine tools. Chris says, “This customer was machining a part on an entry level competitive machine, and it took them 26 minutes to machine each part.With the SPEEDIO, it now takes them 3 minutes per part!” Chris calls the SPEEDIO ‘wicked fast’, and said it was the ideal machine for his customer’s medium to low quantity, small parts. The customer is getting 3-5 extra part setups a day on their low quantity parts. One of CaryWinget’s customers recently bought a Brother SPEEDIO machine from J.M. Grisley. Prior to this purchase, the customer hadn’t purchased any machines from J.M. Grisley. Cary says, “The SPEEDIO was perfect for my customer’s requirements.He needed a machine that was ideal for high quantities (in the thousands), and small, high precision parts. Due to space constraints in his shop, a small footprint was also a key driver.” Cary’s customer made the decision to purchase the SPEEDIO because it met all of the requirements listed above. Cary adds, “The internal pallet changer was ideal for his production requirements, and he can fit 3 SPEEDIOs in the space typically required for 1 mill.” Since Cary’s customer was new to J.M. Grisley and needed assurance that he would see superior support after the sale, he contacted a number of Grisley’s customers to hear just how outstanding their service is. To learn more about what the Brother SPEEDIO can do for your business, contact J.M. Grisley at 801.486.7519 or visit A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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“Greater diversification will lessen the exposure of the U.S. government, U.S. utilities and their customers to the policies of nations like Russia, Kazakhstan, and China. ... A strong domestic uranium mining industry will be able to reliably supply the required domestic uranium that is critical to our national defense programs,” they wrote in the letter to the Commerce Dept.They’re asking the Department of Commerce to investigate their concerns and forward them to President Trump for action. However, not everyone’s happy with mining companies expanding U.S. uranium production. In December, the Washington Post reported that Energy Fuels “launched a concerted lobbying campaign to scale back Bears Ears National Monument (in Utah), saying such action would give it easier access to the area’s uranium deposits and help it operate a nearby processing mill.” Energy Fuels fired back at the Post later in the month. And on Jan. 13, the New York Times reported that Energy Fuels’ campaign to expand U.S. uranium production “is part of a wider effort by the long-ailing uranium industry to make a comeback.” By Ben Miller – Contributing Writer Denver Business Journal

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Colorado Uranium Companies AskTrump For Help Two Colorado uranium companies are jointly asking President Trump to help the U.S. uranium mining industry. In a joint letter yesterday to the U.S. Commerce Dept., Energy Fuels Inc. of Lakewood and Ur-Energy Inc. of Littleton said that they want protection from “imports of uranium products that threaten national security.” The companies said they’re worried that the U.S. currently gets 40 percent of its uranium from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan and only 5 percent from domestic production, with additional foreign imports from Russia and China expected in the future. “A healthy uranium mining industry is vital to U.S. national security, because it supplies fuel for nuclear power plants that are a key component of the nation’s critical energy infrastructure and essential defense needs,” the two companies wrote, adding that they supplied more than half of the U.S.’s 2017 domestic uranium production. The companies said they want a quota on uranium imports, and want at least 25 percent of the U.S. nuclear market reserved for U.S. uranium companies. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Gates, which will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GTES,” said it’s pricing its shares at between $18 and $21. It’s offering 38.5 million of its ordinary shares, and is offering underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 5,775,000 ordinary shares. “Gates intends to use the net proceeds from the offering primarily to, among other things, repay certain outstanding indebtedness,” the company said in a statement. Some of Gates Industrial’s products include industrial belts and power transmission products. In that story, it was reported that Blackstone Group, Gates’ parent company that will continue to own majority voting power in the manufacturing company, plans to move Gates’ headquarters, and 500 Denver employees, into the new, under-construction office tower at 1144 15th St. in downtown Denver.By Ben Miller – Contributing Writer Denver Business Journal

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That means in net, all the new jobs and almost all the replacement jobs in manufacturing are going to college graduates. That trend also accelerated during the Great Recession.

Northern Utah Chapter

Private Luncheon With Lt. Gov. Cox

The NUNTMA will be having a dialogue with Lt. Governor Cox for our February Chapter Meeting! We will be discussing the future state of machining in Utah, Workforce needs, Sales Tax, and More! Date: FEBRUARY 8th Time: 11:30 to 1 pm Dress: Business Casual Location: The Little America Hotel (500 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT, Olympus Room) We have limited space. Please sign up to pay for your lunch. Visit go/30e0b4faaaa2da4fe3-private

Please RSVP to Maddie Dahl, NUNTMA Chapter Executive, Ph: 801.337.7097, Email: Geographically, there was very little relocation of manufacturing between rural and urban places since the start of the recession. But, the longer trend is far more disruptive, with nearly seven times the manufacturing GDP growth in urban American than rural America since 2000. That trend has returned since 2009, with the bulk of manufacturing GDP flowing to urban places. This is unsurprising, since that is where the new workers manufacturing firms need are located.

Northern Tooling & Machining (NTMA) Northern Utah Members Attend Coolant Panel Forum with Presenters from Blaser, Star Metal Fluids and Oemeta

Economists call this agglomeration, but it looks like urbanization to demographers. Since 2001, 60 percent of all manufacturing GDP growth has occurred in just 10 cities, the smallest of which is about 2.2 million people. More than one in four metropolitan areas actually lost manufacturing GDP during this period. The quite simple truth is that manufacturing in American is doing extremely well and is enjoying record levels of production. At the same time, the places factories are located and the people who work in these factories have gone through epic change. As economists have been saying for some time, the big winners in this transformation are college graduates with technical degrees located in large urban places. This trend will continue for the remainder of the 21st Century. Link to this commentary: https://commentaries.cberdata. org/929/manufacturing-in-growth-and-transition Source: Michael Hicks A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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CNC Machining - CNC machining involves taking a solid block of material, usually plastic or metal, and cutting a part from it in a computer-controlled process. CNC machined parts have excellent strength and surface finish, and it’s also fast. It has drawbacks, though – there are geometric limitations, and it’s more expensive than 3D printing because programmers and machinists are needed to create CNC toolpaths and fixturing for the parts. Injection Molding - Rapid injection molding involves injecting thermoplastic resins into a mold. Like CNC machining, the process produces parts that are strong and have good surface finish. There are different types of injection molding, and the technology can be used to produce anywhere from 25 to over 10,000 components. It’s fast and there is very little finishing required. Drawbacks include tooling costs.


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3D Printing or Another Process? How to Choose the Right Prototyping Technology | With so many different types of manufacturing methods available, it’s difficult sometimes to know how to choose the one that is best for your needs. Rapid prototyping offers numerous benefits, but there are a wide range of rapid prototyping methods to choose from, each offering something a little different, and it can be overwhelming trying to sort through the different types. First, it’s important to ask yourself the right questions so you know what to look for. In a recent webinar,Tony Holtz of Proto Labs outlined several of the questions you should be asking when deciding on a rapid prototyping method.They include: How many parts do you need? What types of material characteristics do you need for the prototype and ultimately the product? What is your budget? How soon do you need the parts? In what stage of product development are you? Will you need to make modifications? What is the life expectancy of the product? Are you familiar with your options?

3D Printing - 3D printing includes several different types of processes with their own advantages and disadvantages, but all of those processes share certain benefits – they can produce parts with complex geometries, they don’t require additional tooling, and although the equipment can be expensive, it’s much cheaper to produce multiple prototypes of an object than it is using other methods, meaning that a company can go back and create as many iterations as necessary to perfect the object. Disadvantages include part strength, which historically limited the technology to prototyping, but newer methods of 3D printing are delivering parts strong enough for end use. Common types of 3D printing include: • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) • Stereolithography (SLA) • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) • Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DLMS) • Polyjet

While there are plenty of service providers that focus only on one type of rapid prototyping technology, there are also many others that offer a multitude of options – and can help you That last question is an important one – you can’t make an informed decision until you’re aware of what decide which one is best for you. by different kinds of rapid prototyping methods are out there. Here is a look at a few of them. Clare Scott, 3D Printing

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

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METALS & MATERIALS Christopher Weber General Manager AZ Tool Steel LLC_____ 480-784-1600 JACQUET West Coastal Metals_______800-811-7466 22400 Lucerne Street Steve Polster Carson / CA 90745 Offering plasma cutting and General Mgr/Vice President P +1 310-684-4370 waterjet cutting of stainless Erickson Metals______877-543-6061 F +1 310-684-4377 steel plate and nickel alloy C +1 714-496-3445 Jacquet West_______310-684-4370 plate and bar Kloeckner Metals Corp_ 480-389-2883 Metal Supermarkets___ 801-972-2441 Metal Supermarkets___303-424-1030 Metal Supermarkets____ 303-424-1030 Olympic Metals______303-286-9700 Olympic Metals_______ 303-286-9700 Steve Polster Ryerson__________303-227-6310 General Mgr/Vice President Ryerson____________303-227-6310 Bronze Western States Metals__801-978-0562 Coastal Metals________ 800-811-7466 Aluminum Affiliated Metals______ 800-748-4711 Metal Supermarkets____ 801-972-2441 Metal Supermarkets___ 801-972-2441 Metal Supermarkets____ 303-424-1030 Metal Supermarkets___ 303-424-1030 Olympic Metals_______ 303-286-9700 Steve Polster Mgr/Vice President Carbon Olympic Metals______General 303-286-9700 Coastal Metals________ 800-811-7466 Armor: Military & Ryerson____________303-227-6310 Commercial Copper Kloeckner Metals Corp_ 480-389-2883 TW Metals_________ 800-203-8000 Olympic Metals_______ 303-286-9700 Brass Garnet Abrasives Steve Polster General Mgr/Vice President Barton International_____ 800-741-7756 Coastal Metals_______ 800-811-7466 Metal Supermarkets___ 801-972-2441 GMA Garnet Group____ 832-243-9300 , CMTSE

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:

801.886.2221 435.901.0287


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:

801.886.2221 435.901.0287


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

HARDWARE Horizon Carbide Tool___480-968-0957 Steve Polster Metal Supermarkets___ 801-972-2441 General Mgr/Vice President Metal Supermarkets___ 303-424-1030 Utah Metal Works, Inc.__ 801-364-5679

Metals: Bar & Plate AZ Tool Steel LLC______480-784-1600 Coastal Metals_______ 800-811-7466 Metal Supermarkets___ 801-972-2441 Metal Supermarkets___ 303-424-1030 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 TW Metals_________ 800-203-8000 Mold Steel AZ Tool Steel LLC______480-784-1600 Nickel Alloys AZ Tool Steel LLC______480-784-1600 Jacquet West_______310-684-4370 Ryerson__________ 303-227-6310 TW Metals_________ 800-203-8000 Plate-Precision Saw Cut Erickson Metals______877-543-6061

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An ISO 9001 Company

Jeff Klimowicz  Senior Sales Engineer 

Automatic Barfeeds of all Types

Pre-Honed Tube Western States Metals__801-978-0562 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 Metal Supermarkets___ 801-972-2441 Metal Supermarkets___ 303-424-1030 Olympic Metals______ 303-286-9700 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 Steel AZ Tool Steel LLC_______ 480-784-1600 Coastal Metals_______800-811-7466 Jacquet West_______310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals Corp__ 480-389-2883 Metal Supermarkets___ 801-972-2441 Metal Supermarkets___ 303-424-1030 Olympic Metals______ 303-286-9700 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Erickson Metals______ 877-543-6061 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain•

Southwest Region: AZ, UT, NV, CO, ID  All Products Proudly Made in the USA  

Coastal Metals______ 800-811-7466 Jacquet West_______310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals Corp__ 480-389-2883 Metal Supermarkets___ 801-972-2441 Metal Supermarkets___ 303-424-1030 Olympic Metals______303-286-9700 Ryerson___________ 303-227-6310 TW Metals__________800-203-8000 Western States Metals__ 801-978-0562 NEW MACHINERY CHIP CUTTING CNC Drilling/Tapping Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 CNC Mills AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 Doosan__________ 973-618-2500 Foothills Machinery Sales__ 303-466-3777 Hurco___________ 800-634-2416 J.M. Grisley________ 801-486-7519 J.M. Grisley________ 208-861-8991 Jend Machinery______ 303-775-3697 King Machine_______ 208-345-9600 KTR Machine_______ 623-202-7177 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 Romi Machine Tools LLC_ 859-647-7566 Selway Machine Tool___ 888-735-9290 Sharp Precision______ 310-370-5990 Smith Machinery Co___ 801-263-6403

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Mobile: 480‐320‐0308 

Tornos USA________ 951-695-0342 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 CNC Lathes AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 Doosan___________973-618-2500 Foothills Machinery____ 303-466-3777 J.M. Grisley_________ 801-486-7519 J.M. Grisley_________ 208-861-8991 Jend Machiney_______ 303-775-3697 Hurco____________ 800-634-2416 King Machine________208-345-9600 KTR Machine_________623-202-7177 Methods West________ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 Romi Machine Tools LLC_ 859-647-7566 Selway Machine Tool___ 888-735-9290 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 Jend Machinery______ 303-775-3697

Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 Tornos USA_______ 951-695-0342 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Drilling Machines Current EDM Inc_____650-966-9676 EDM Machines AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 Desert EDM Sales_____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_______ 480-836-1782 Jend Machinery______ 303-775-3697 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 Smith Machinery Co___ 801-263-6403 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales_____ 480-816-6300

PROTOTYPE MACHINERY 3D Parts To Go________801-380-7935 Michael McSWEENEY

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

CNC Punching Centers S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 RIBAL BTADDINI AMADA America______ 303-670-9406 Strategic Account Manager Fiber Lasers OEM WEST REGION DATA COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION Jorgenson Machine Tools__ 435-659-9455 P: 888.668.6818 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 C: 937.479.5381 Iron Workers Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 Legrand, North America S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 3555 Kettering Blvd. Moraine, OH 45439 Laser Cutters C2G | ORTRONICS | QUIKTRON AMADA America______ 303-670-9406 RAPIDRUN | WIREMOLD Jorgenson Machine Tools__ 435-659-9455 EDM Network_______ 480-836-1782 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 EDM Perform. Access.____ 800-336-2946 PrecisionFab Inc._____303-779-9180 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Micro Hole Drilling Sidley Diamond Tool___ 800-544-9070 Machines Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Current EDM Inc_____650-966-9676 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers NEW MACHINERY Amada America______ 303-549-9167 PVD COATING Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 Titanium Coating Services_562-548-2550 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 NEW MACHINERY Plate Rolls FABRICATION Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 Angle Rolls Jorgenson Machine Tools__ 435-659-9455 Jorgenson Machine Tools__ 435-659-9455 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 Press Brakes Band Saws AMADA America______ 303-670-9406 Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 King Machine_______ 208-345-9600 Jorgenson Machine Tools__ 435-659-9455 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 King Machine_______ 208-345-9600 Ultimate Machinery_____ 480-966-2000 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 Bar Feeders S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Edge Technologies______ 562-597-7824 Shearing Machines Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 Cold Saws Fabricating Equip Sales___ 303-466-7342 Jorgenson Machine Tools__ 435-659-9455 ®





RECYCLING Recyclable Metals Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 King Machine_______ 208-345-9600 Scrap Metal Recycling Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 Welding Equipment ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Rocky Mountain Saw Blades303-761-3000 Integrated Systems Inc__ 928-649-9600 Welding Equipment: Spot SAFETY Welders Fire Protection Systems AMADA America______ 303-670-9406 Rotarex__________ 480-689-8756 OTHER ACCESSORIES Mobility Ramps & Stairs - Modular Tooling Systems EZ-Access_________ 800-451-1903 Desert EDM Sales______ 480-816-6300 SERVICES AS9100 Certification USA EDM Supply______ 480-836-8330 ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 PALLET SYSTEMS BMSC___________ 602-445-9400 Automatic Pallet Systems MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Calibration Services Automatic Door Opener Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Klontech Industrial_____480-948-1871 Manual Rotary Pallet Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Western States Calibration_ 801-466-1700 Consultant, ISO Robotic Part Loading Systems ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 BMSC___________ 602-445-9400 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 WoodworkingMachines Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Contract Inspection PRODUCTS Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Guns Layke Tactical_______ 602-272-2654 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Data Communications; Wire & PROG. SYSTEMS Cable Management CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD Legrand___________888-668-6818 AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 Education Cimatron_________ 248-596-9700 Ogden-Weber Tech College_ 801-395-3795 Delcam (Autodeck)_____ 877-35-2261 Electrical: Breakers/Switches/ Feature Cam_______ 602-502-9654 Starters SolidCAM_________ 530-863-0461 Denver Breaker Supply __ 855-4UR-BRKR 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:


Office: 801-463-3597 Cell: 801-979-3361 Fax: 801-294-3319

The Industry’s Most Trusted Source to Buy, Sell, and Trade-In Used CNC, Plastics, and Sheet Metal Fabrication Machinery.



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Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Financing Bank of the West______ 303-202-5525 Intech Funding______ 385-553-9208 Univerity Federal Credit Union_ 801-463-3597 First Article Inspection Advanced Coord. Tech _____303-469-6161 Heavyhaul IRH ____________801-972-5581 Injection Molding 3D Parts To Go______ 801-380-7935 Inspection Services Advanced Coord. Tech _____303-469-6161 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 BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Spindle Repair RMS Assembly________ 303-777-3064 X-Ray Certified Inspection Service__602-267-0661 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 Gladhill Associates_______719-495-8045 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 ISO Registrar Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Lean Manufacturing MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Machine Tool Rebuilding EDM Network_______ 480-836-1782 Nadcap Approvals - Consulting Level III NDT Consulting_ 602-578-8109 Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Level III NDT Consulting_ 602-578-8109 Process Improvement BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642

CAD/CAM Training Rigging & Transfer Atlas Rigging & Transfer_ 801-539-3885 Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 IRH ___________ _801-972-5581 CNC/Conventional MEI Rigging__________801-701-7975 Machining Spindle Rebuilding Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 GMN USA__________ 800-686-1679 Machining Software Setco-Pope Spindles______866-362-0699 Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Transportation IRH ____________801-972-5581 SOFTWARE CAD/CAM/CAE SolidCAM_________ 530-863-0461 Consulting/Engineering Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 SPINDLE REPAIR RMS Assembly & Mfg___ 303-777-3064 TOOLING PrecisionToolholding Products Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 _ Tooling Systems Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 Live Tool Holders Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322

Reverse Engineering Static Tool Holders Advanced Coord. Tech ___ _303-469-6161 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 Diversified Metal Services___ 801-972-6093 TRAINING Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 MEP Center________ 801-587-0713

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USED MACHINERY EDM Network_________ 480-836-1782 Jorgenson Machine Tools____435-659-9455 King Machine_________208-345-9600 K.D. Capital Equipment____480-922-1674 Methods West_________602-437-2220 ReSell CNC West________480-694-9919 S&S Machinery Sales_____602-368-8542 Selway Machine Tool___ 888-735-9290 WATERJET CUTTING MACHINERY Fabricating Equip Sales___303-466-7342 Flow International_______800-446-3569 Global EDM Supply_____480-836-8330 Jend Machinery________303-775-3697 Jorgenson Machine Tools____435-659-9455 King Machine_________208-345-9600 OMAX Corp________ _800-838-0343 Abrasives/Blast Media Barton International_____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet Group_____ 832-243-9300

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ADDITIVE MFG/ 3 D PRINTING Faustson___________303-420-7422 Qualified Rapid Products__ 801-999-4297 Design/Engineering Qualified Rapid Products__ 801-999-4297 ASSEMBLIES Advantage Manufacturing__ 877-727-0281 Acu-Tec CNC__________ 303-365-9245 Bar-S Machine_________ 928-636-2115 CAID Industries________435-890-8823 Dayton Rogers________ 763-717-6303 JD Machine__________801-782-4403 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Wrico____________ 480-892-7800 AUTOMATION Motion Control/ Machine Vision In-Position Technologies___ 303-231-9955 Electronics Assemblies Advantage Manufacturing__ 877-727-0281 CAID Industries________435-890-8823 Welded Assemblies Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778

Jeffrey Peterson 801-710-7891

Coating:Chemfilm PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906

Coating: Liquid Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 3063 North 575 East North Ogden, UT Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 BAR CODING Coating: PVD (Titanium) Western Sintering______509-375-3096 Titatnium Coating Services_562-548-2550 BROACHING Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Ponderosa Ind_ _ _______303-298-1801 Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Precision Mach’d Products_ 970-482-7676 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Specialty Steel Services___ 801-539-8252 COMPOSITES

Elite Machine_________ 801-710-7891 CASTINGS S.A. Composites________ 970-776-3877 Die Casting CUTTING TVT Die Casting_______ 800-280-2278 Metal Die Casting: Aluminum/Zinc TVT Die Casting_______ 800-280-2278 Bandsaw LLC_________ 303-744-7181 Plasma Cutting CHEMICAL PROCESSING Bandsaw LLC_________ 303-744-7181 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Plastic COATING Bandsaw LLC_________ 303-744-7181 Coating:Black Oxide Saw Cutting PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Bandsaw LLC_________ 303-744-7181

UTAH 189 South State St. Suite 100 Clearfield, UT 84015 801-355-9899

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

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 Central Utah Tool______ 801-374-2745 Custom Design & Mfg____ 435-257-0668


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Paramount Machine Office: 801.886.2755 Fax: 801.886.2759

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 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Mountain View Machine __435-755-0500 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

Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Fabrication: SheetMetal Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 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 Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 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 Fabrication: Enclosures Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel Fabrication: Bandsaw LLC_________303-744-7181 Medium & Large Bandsaw LLC_________303-744-7181 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 EMJD Corp________303-761-5236 EMJD Corp__________ 303-761-5236 Falcon Sheet Metal______ 801-298-5064 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 FINISHING Falcon Sheet Metal_____801-298-5064 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281

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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 Phoenix Heat Treating___ 602-258-7751 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 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries_____480-968-1930 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Iron Phosphates Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969

Passivation Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 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 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493

Grinding, JIG GAS NITRIDING Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Central Utah Tool______ 801-374-2745 Grinding: OD GEAR CUTTING AzMark___________480-926-8969 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Specialty Steel Svcs____ 801-539-8252 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Gear Hobbing Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Grinding: Surface GRINDING Precision Tech________801-285-7288 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Central Utah Tool______ 801-374-2745 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Grinding: Tool & Cutter GMN USA_________ 800-686-1679 BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 Prec. Mach’d Products__ 970-482-7676 Exact Tool Grinding_____ 801-712-2720 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Passivation Steel Services Grinding___ 800-662-0126 Gold Tech Industries_____ 480-968-1930 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Polishing Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 Gold Tech Industries_____ 480-968-1930 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 FORMING Grinding, Blanchard Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Steel Services Grinding___ 800-662-0126 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Star Precision________303-926-0559 HEAT TREATING Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Central Utah Tool______ 801-374-2745 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Phoenix Heat Treating___ 602-258-7751 Pilkington Metal Finishing__801-972-2146 Grinding, Cold Saw AA Carbide________ 801-486-4881 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23

Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Heat Treating/Aero Phoenix Heat Treating___ 602-258-7751 Heat Treating/Cryogenics Temperature Processing__ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/Custom Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/Nitriding Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum Phoenix Heat Treating___ 602-258-7751 Vibrational Stress Testing Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 HONING/LAPPING LAYKE, Inc._________602-272-2654 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

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Darrin J. Caschette President

888-280-7080 |

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 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 MACHINING A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Advantage Manufacturing___ 877-727-0281 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Elite Machine________ 801-710-7891 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 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 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Central Utah Tool______ 801-374-2745 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 Machining: Aerospace AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Flex-Pro___________480-773-3239 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300

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Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Paramount Machine_____801-886-2755 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 A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 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 Central Utah Tool______ 801-374-2745 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 Elite Machine_______ 801-710-7891 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

LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine__ 435-563-9425 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 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 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Electromechanical Design Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Machining: DoD CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Machining: Large Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 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 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 Machining: Milling A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Central Utah Tool______ 801-374-2745 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 DRP Machine_______ 801-699-4372 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Elite Machine________801-710-7891 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 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 Machining: Production A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 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 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Paramount Machine___ 801-886-2755 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Radtech____ ______303-789-4247 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Machining: Prototype A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 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 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

Machining: Swiss Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Machining: Turning RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 S.A.Composites______ 970-776-3877 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 The Toolroom Inc._____ 801-773-6331 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Machining: Precision Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668 A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 DRP Machine_______ 801-699-4372 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Elite Machine________801-710-7891 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Leading Edge Machine___ 435-563-9425 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Mountain View Machine___ 435-755-0500 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Precision Machined Prod.__ 970-482-7676 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 TVT Die Casting_______800-280-2278 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining: R & D Machining: Ultra-Precision Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668 MANUFACTURING Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Elite Machine________801-710-7891 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Group Mfg Serv______480-966-3952 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Electromechanical Design Precision Tech________801-285-7288 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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ROUTERING, CNC Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 SAW CUTTING 2261 S. 1560 W. ● Woods Cross ● UT 84087 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 SHOT PEENING Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 SINTERING Western Sintering______509-375-3096 SPINNING: METAL Metal Spinning Solutions__ 480-899-0939 SPLINES Specialty Steel Services__ 801-539-8252 SPRINGS Custom/Compression/Extension/Assembly/Torsion Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 Flat & Wire Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 STAMPING Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Turnkey Product Services Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 METAL STAMPING Thompson Machine___ 505-823-1453 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Stamping:Aerospace Hi-Production Precision PRINTING Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Stamping 3D Printing Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 The 3D Printing Store____720-443-3733 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 3D Prototyping Precision Die & Stamping__ 480-967-2038 Stamping:Deep Draw The 3D Printing Store____720-443-3733 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 PROCESSING: METAL MOLDS Thompson Machine___ 505-823-1453 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Chemical Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Stamping:Design Etching/Photochemical Molds: Plastic Injection The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Lifetime Products______801-728-1260 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 Stamping:Flat Forming Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 PUNCHING SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Molds Steel Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Group Manufacturing Serv_ 480-966-3952 Stamping:Foil Forming Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Stamping: Light REPAIR Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 Bearing Surface PAINTING Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Stamping:Precision Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Hydraulic Cylinder CPCS_____________303-438-8328 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 ROLL FORMING Richards Fab_________ 801-409-0392 Lifetime Products______801-728-1260 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23

RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Composites S.A. Composites________970-776-3877 Contract Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech_________ 480-966-1591 Production Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Rapid Prototyping Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Robotic CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Routering CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Small Part Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722

PLATING Blanchard Metals Proc.__ 801-972-5590 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Anodizing Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Copper Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Electroless Nickel LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Gold/Silver Plate Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Nickel/Chrome/ Copper Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Tin Plate Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 POLISHING Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 PRECISION FORMING Richards Fab________801-409-0392 Thompson Machine_____505-823-1453 Wrico____________480-892-7800

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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 Central Utah Tool______ 801-374-2745 Newport Tool________801-295-7411 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Tool & Cutter Grinding BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 Exact Tool Grinding_____ 801-712-2720 TOOLING Elite Machine________801-710-7891 Mountain View Machine__ 435-755-0500 Western Sintering______509-375-3096 Custom Tooling

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