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Vol. 10, No. 4 July / Aug 2017

Rocky Mountain Edition (CO, UT, ID, MT and WY)

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“If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired or not networking, then you are using it wrong.” Germany Kent

Each issue, I spend time each day scanning articles on manufacturing that I hope are relevant to our readers. These past weeks, as I read manufacturing news, I am bombarded with articles on the need to attract a more qualified work force. And there is some good news here - You will read in this issue about programs in Utah (Northern Utah NTMA) that are providing a pipeline of new machinists through apprenticeship programs, and through the ‘Talent Ready Utah’ program. In Colorado, The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) is funding workforce-training programs for manufacturing. If you actively seek out these programs, you will almost always find funding and programs to help you meet your workforce needs. Where is the next generation of our workers coming from? Invariably, they are coming from the group of individuals termed Millennials, those roughly comprised of people between the ages of 21 and 34. And what is your perception of these Millennials? If you adhere to the stereotypes, particularly the negative ones (and aren’t stereotypes typically negative?), you will be looking at new additions to your team that: 1) Feel entitled. In fact, much to the displeasure of many Baby Boomers, younger workers are in fact advancing more rapidly than previous generations did, says Jennifer McClure, president of leadership strategy firm Unbridled Talent. 2) They constantly want positive reinforcement. Many older workers call them ‘praise hungry’, when in reality they are just accustomed to getting more frequent feedback. 3) They are easily sidetracked by technology. Since Millennials are the first generation raised as digital natives, it is absolutely certain that they embrace technology.This can be a very good thing for your workplace – digital technology is certainly a tool that can enable workers to perform better at their jobs. 4)They’re job hoppers.A 2016 Gallup poll found that more than 20% of Millennials changed jobs within the past year, which is more than 3 times the number of non-Millennials. So it is true, but research shows that external hires can garner 18-20% more money than internally promoted workers. So if we look at their reluctance to stay at one company for an extended period of time strictly from a monetary standpoint, what they are doing is entirely understandable. 5) They want special privileges.This perception is derived from Millennials’ desire for flexibility. They don’t believe that staying at the office for long hours each day is necessarily a prerequisite for accomplishing more, and they aren’t afraid to express their desires for flexibility (e.g. telecommuting) to their boss. Are they really asking for privileges that are out of line? Interestingly, Millennials were born to Baby Boomers like you and me. So didn’t we raise them? Hmm – That is something to ponder. The bottom line is that we will need this talent pool in our workforce if we are going to succeed.There simply isn’t another well to draw from. Stereotypes are derived from trends or patterns, no doubt. But if we take the approach that Millennials are adding new skill sets to the workplace, and we can blend the best of each generation, we will invariably have a workplace where people, young and old, want to join. In closing, let’s embrace our next generation, the Millennials. Capitalize on their understanding of the digital world we all live in. Until next issue, I wish you the best and God Bless Our Troops!

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Announcements & Releases NTMA and Xometry Announce Partnership The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and Xometry, the largest marketplace for custom manufactured parts, announced a partnership to provide NTMA members with greater access to manufacturing jobs through the Xometry Partner Network. Xometry’s instant quoting platform allows customers to easily order custom parts online. The parts are then sourced through the hundreds of vetted manufacturers across the United States who are part of the Xometry Partner Network. There is no cost for manufacturers to join and accept jobs on the Network and there is no bidding. Partners can choose to accept only the jobs they want, when it works for them. A wide range of customers currently using the Network including General Electric and other Fortune 100 companies, start-ups and even NASA. “We are thrilled to be able to offer our members access to manufacturing jobs through the Xometry Partner Network,” said Dave Tilstone, President of the National Tooling and Machining Association. “Xometry’s on-demand platform is transforming the industry and we are excited to provide our members with access to their large network.” The partnership means that NTMA Members will have greater access to fully vetted jobs from across the United States. “By offering partners real jobs from across the country, we are able to provide opportunities a manufacturer would not likely see on their own,” said Randy Altschuler, CEO of Xometry. “A machine shop in Texas, for example, is able to easily access jobs coming from Maine or California.” Xometry’s current manufacturing capabilities include precision manufacturing, CNC machining, sheet metal, 3D printing, and casting jobs. While the Xometry Partner Network is open to all manufacturers, membership is limited based on a thorough vetting and approval process.The partnership between NTMA and Xometry gives NTMA members expedited review of their application into the network, allowing them to start seeing jobs within 24 hours of applying. For manufacturers, access to jobs outside of their typical ecosystem opens up the possibility for business growth, increased revenue and stabilized forecasting. “Xometry is a great innovation in solving supply chain challenges,” said Stacey Bibik, Business Development Director at Focused on Machining, a NTMA member in Colorado. “It leverages the power of match making between buyers and sellers of any size to procure and sell precision machined parts”. NTMA is the voice of the precision manufacturing industry. The A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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membership organization unites manufacturers to create prosperous, competitive companies for families, employees and communities. NTMA’s educational programs stimulate the talent pipeline. Resources and roundtables help members share best practices and solve common business problems. Members also take advantage of association discount programs and market research. The NTMA stands for the future. The future is alive and well in the custom precision manufacturing industry.

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Northern Utah Tooling and Machining Association (NUNTMA) Invites You To Their Annual Golf Tournament! The Northern Utah Tooling and Machining Assocation (NUNTMA) would like you to attend their 7th Annual Golf Tournament. The event will be held on September 8th at the Sontebridge Golf Club. Shotgun starts at 8 am.


The golf event is comlimentary for all machine shops owners plus 1 from their company, and additional golfers are welcome to come for $50 each.


Meet some of the most progressive machine shop owners at this event. To learn more about the golf outing and the Northern Utah NTMA, contact by 8/31. The Northern Utah Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NUNTMA) was founded in 2007 and exists to help members achieve profitable growth and business success through advice, camaraderie, education, networking, information, advocacy, collaboration and services. The NUNTMA places workforce development among their top priorities, which lead them to applying for and receiving grant funding to develop machinist apprenticeships in each one of their member’s shops.

Smith Machinery Receives the Mazak Chairman’s Award On June 14th, at the Mazak North American Sales Meeting, Smith Machinery was honored with the prestigious Chairman’s Award from Mazak Corporation’s Chairman, Brian Papke. This award is given to the distributor that, Mr. Papke feels, has done an exemplary job representing the Mazak brand and has served our mutual customers with integrity, dedication and effort. Announcements Continued Page 8

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keynotes, advanced training, user meetings and networking events. For the first time, the Manufacturing Intelligence track also welcomed industry leaders to a dedicated manufacturing leadership summit, discussing the challenges faced by businesses across several segments and considering how to leverage technology to overcome them.

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Smith Machinery was thrilled with the award, especially coming in the 40th Anniversary year of the Mazak + Smith Machinery relationship.

Hexagon Mfg Intelligence Showcases Potential at HxGN LIVE 2017 Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence welcomed attendees from all over the world to Las Vegas for the Manufacturing Intelligence track at HxGN LIVE 2017. Returning to Las Vegas, Nevada in a new location at The Venetian Hotel, HxGN LIVE is Hexagon’s international conference. More than 3,000 people from all over the world attended to take part in four days of inspiring A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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The track keynote, ‘Building the Factory of the Future’, was hosted by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence President Norbert Hanke, who highlighted the potential of smart, data-driven manufacturing and suggested to the audience that technology will change the way that factories are designed and operated in years to come. A wide-ranging program of breakout sessions followed, with headline customer presentations including a unique medical case study on the manufacturing of a cranial prosthesis by Dr. Gilberto Lopez. Doug Duchardt of Hendrick Motorsports and Al Peasland of Red Bull Racing came together in a panel discussion to compare design and engineering in NASCAR and Formula 1 racing. Also featured were sessions on new research into aerospace manufacturing technology from Brian Brown of the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and Christian Möller and Hans Christian Schmidt of Fraunhofer IFAM, and papers on emerging manufacturing techniques from Dr. Jaime Camelio of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and Dr. Mario Valdez of Los Alamos National Laboratory. “HxGN LIVE is a customer-focused event that allows us to spend time discussing industry trends and challenges with the people who live them every day,” said Stephen Graham, Vice President Marketing at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “Engaging with customers at an event like this really helps to shape our solutions going forward, and I welcome the honesty and innovative attitude of our HxGN LIVE attendees.” During the event, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence customer Hendrick Motorsports was named as an honoree in the Hexagon Shaping Smart Change Recognition Program, which recognizes customer excellence in visionary practices, global leadership, partnership and innovation. The company’s Announcements Continued Page 10

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Matt Turner Joins Smith Machinery as a Sales Engineer Apprentice I am thrilled to have the opportunity and pleasure to join the family business and continue the tradition of Smith Machinery. I recently graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Operations Management, giving me experience with project management and stream-lining production operations. I am excited to further my education A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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within the machine tool industry. I was born in Kauai, Hawaii and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, spending the summers with my father in rural New Zealand. I enjoy serving others and in 2013 with the help of a local organization,Youth Making a Difference, I was able to open an orphanage in rural Northern India giving young girls a chance at a good education and an escape from poverty. Clark Smith, my uncle, introduced me to machine tools and gave me a job, cleaning machines, all throughout high school, so it is great to be back working for SMC.

Doosan Machine Tools America partners with 5ME® Cryogenics to further elevate High Performance, Sustainable Machining 5ME and Doosan Machine Tools America have joined forces to showcase the advantages of cryogenic machining, including faster processing, longer tool life, increased part quality and lower environmental impact. “Cryogenic machining is particularly suited to the processing of tough materials like, Titanium, Diesel and Compacted Graphite Irons, Hardened/Stainless/Alloy Steels and Ceramic Matrix Composites”, said Mike Judge, Executive Vice Announcements Continued Page 12 AN ISO 9001:2008 COMPANY

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He’ll Be At Fall Conference — Will You? NTMA is proud to announce that best-selling author and former U.S. Navy commander Leif Babin will be our featured keynote speaker at the fall NTMA conference. Along with Jocko Willink, Lief co-authored the No. 1 New York Best Seller: “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win,” and co-founded Echelon Front LLC, a leadership consulting company, www. As a US Navy Seal officer, Leif deployed three times to Iraq earning a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was a SEAL platoon commander in the Battle of Ramadi in 2006, taught leadership to the next generation of SEAL leaders and served in senior management positions at a SEAL Team. He left active duty in 2011 and launched a leadership and management consulting company to teach others how to build, train and lead high-performance, winning teams. Leif will make a keynote presentation, followed by Q&A. You’ll have to opportunity to meet him at the PAC reception at the NTMA conference, and have him sign a copy of their new book. Registration is now open. Visit for more information. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain•

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ME announces 38th International APCOM SymposiumTo be held at the Colorado School of Mines Campus The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) and the Colorado School of Mines are pleased to announce the 38th International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM 2017) to be held in Golden, CO, August 9 - 11, 2017.The focus of the 38th APCOM is to further the APCOM goal of contributing to effective decision-making processes throughout the entire mineral industry. APCOM has been instrumental in fostering relationships between academic researchers and industry practitioners in the development of the latest computer-based mathematical techniques and operations research. The symposium is designed to facilitate and promote the application of computers and operations research in the mineral industry. For more information, visit apcom2017/.

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effects of calcium scale in agricultural applications. By eliminating ground surface scale, irrigation water is quickly absorbed eliminating up to 30% of evaporative losses and improving water depth and ability to leach out excessive sodium in soil. Plant health and yields are significantly improved. SolarThermiX determined that same capability to eliminate calcium scaling had a place in chilled water applications and industrial water treatment. Fre-Flo units are sized to specific flow rates and have been shown to be effective in ice machines, fountains, and industrial dishwashing operations. The most significant benefits can be gained in cooling towers. For example, a standard 500 ton cooling tower can save up to 5 million gallons of water per year by extending blowdown frequency, while allowing for elimination of additive acids and rust prevention chemicals, and reduced water and sewer fees. Paybacks of less than one year are often realized. SolarThermiX is proud to have secured the rights to market the Fre-Flo Water system for Industrial, Municipal, and Commercial accounts as a complement to our other energy savings products mix. Recognizing responsibilities and continued focus on resource efficiencies, SolarThermiX stands ready to provide impactful, casetested solutions to help facilities management deliver on its ever expanding role to improve energy efficiency and water conservation. Visit our website to learn more: or call (480) 332-8858.

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To his good fortune, he was referred to Paramount Machine, a Salt Lake Citybased precision machining company that was looking for apprentice candidates to work in their state-of-the-art facility. Since his father was an “oldschool” machinist, he gave the program a look and was very surprised 6:33 AM at how the industry had changed from when his father had worked in it. “What he did was totally different than what we do here,” Tronier said. “Old-school machining is touching the parts and moving them around (to make them). This you almost have the complete part without every really touching it.” That’s because today’s parts are manufactured in computerized fabrication devices that are programmed by machinists rather than forged by them, said Paramount Machine President Steve Van Orden. “This (apprenticeship) program helps put awareness out there so that we get kids that are ready,” he said. The industry has changed so drastically in the two decades since Van Orden started the company that he said people are always amazed at how high tech his facility is and the processes used to machine parts and tools. “When I started it was manual equipment with little technology, just dials and gauges,” he said. “Now it’s all electronic and measured out. Measuring instruments are better, cutting tools are better and faster, machines can create shapes and forms that we couldn’t do in the past.” The apprenticeship program was made possible by Talent Ready Utah

grant funding from $2.125 million of state monies designated to promote educational collaboration to help Utah develop a pipeline of qualified labor to meet the needs of employers statewide. People that have vocational training have less regrets about the pathway they chose (for their careers). This apprenticeship program is a part of that. We need to capitalize on that. “Building Utah’s workforce is essential for our economy and for the success of our families,” said Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. “We need to prepare a critical mass of skilled workers in select economic clusters where there is demand.That can only happen if we have talent ready for those jobs.” The Talent Ready Utah program supports the governor’s strategy for a qualified workforce in creating a more responsive post-secondary education system, said Tami Pyfer, Herbert’s education adviser. Key initiatives will focus on increasing the number of employers who invest in high-quality, work-based learning partnerships with education and by developing the pipeline of talent, she said. Program grants focus on strengthening collaboration between industry, education, and economic development in order to better respond to the needs of regional and statewide-designated clusters, said Melisa Stark, UtahTalent Ready grant manager. Since 2009, more than 70 projects have been funded through the Talent Ready Utah program, with 174 training programs developed or expanded and over 5,800 workers receiving industryrecognized credentials. The program is focused on building the state’s workforce by increasing work-based learning opportunities available to students and adult learners, Pyfer said. “People that have vocational training have less regrets about the pathway they chose (for their careers),” she said “This apprenticeship program is

a part of that. We need to capitalize on that.” The state’s employment situation remains strong, according to the latest data from the Utah Department of Workforce Services.The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for last month rose 1/10 of a percent to 3.2 percent, as Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for May 2017 grew by just over 3 percent as the state economy added 44,500 jobs since last May. While the current employment level indicates that 1,467,900 Utahns are gainfully employed, approximately 50,800 people were jobless during the month and actively seeking work. Nationally, the unemployment rate decreased 1/10 of a percentage point from April to register at 4.3 percent. The Department of Workforce Services reported that nine of the 10 private sector industry groups measured in the establishment survey posted net job increases in May compared to last year, with outlier Natural Resources and Mining losing 700 positions. Conversely, the largest private sector employment increases were in professional and business services, which gained 11,800 positions; with trade, transportation and utilities adding 9,400 jobs; and construction bringing on 5,200 new positions. The fastest employment growth occurred in professional and business services — up 5.9 percent, construction — up 5.6 percent, along with trade, transportation and utilities moving up 3.5 percent. “Utah’s labor market continues to expand across the vast majority of business sectors,” said the department’s chief economist, Carrie Mayne. “We are currently in the 83rd month of the state’s longest job market expansion in the last 15 years.” Source:, By Jasen Lee A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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US Factory Output Rebounded 0.2 Percent In June U.S. factory output rebounded in June as manufacturers churned out more cars, appliances and furniture, a reassuring sign for U.S. industry. The Federal Reserve said that factory production rose 0.2 percent last month, reversing a drop of 0.4 percent in May. Manufacturing output is up 1.2 percent from June 2016. Overall industrial production — including factories, mines and utilities — rose 0.4 percent after growing 0.1 percent in May. Industrial production is up 2 percent over the past year. Manufacturers have bounced back from a slump in late 2015 and 2016 caused by cutbacks in the energy industry and a stronger dollar that made American products costlier in foreign markets. Mine production rose 1.6 percent on top of May’s 1.9 percent increase on ramped up oil drilling and coal mining. Mine output is up 9.9 percent from June 2016. Source: Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer

Robotics Industry Growth To Be Gigantic In Next 5 Years, Says Report Growth in the global robotics market is expected to be massive in the next five years, according to Boulder market intelligence firm.

Revenue from sales of industrial and non-industrial robots is expected to rise from $31 billion in 2016 to $237.3 billion by 2022, according to Tractica research. Most of the growth will come from the massive increase in sales of consumer robots, enterprise robots, autonomous vehicles, and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), which will overtake traditional industrial robots, according to Tractica. “The key underlying story emerging in the industry is that industrial robotics, which has been the traditional pillar of the robotics market, has given way to non-industrial robot categories like personal assistant robots, UAVs, and autonomous vehicles,” said Aditya Kaul,Tractica research director, in a statement. Locally, that growth in robots is evident with last month’s announcement that Misty Robotics was spun off from Sphero, the Boulder-based maker of the smartphone-controlled BB-8 robot, and has launched with an initial backing of $11.5 million. And said it will staff its new Thornton fulfillment center with a fleet of robots, as well as human workers. Source: Denver Business Journal A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain • RockyMtnSaw-Flyer.indd 1

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The Invent And Manufacture In America Act: How Congress Can Help Bring Jobs Back To The US In the past few weeks, a major piece of bipartisan tax legislation that should be of immense interest to American manufacturers has been introduced in both the House and Senate. Should this legislation be signed into law it would have an enormous impact on U.S. manufacturing, bringing with it the potential to create thousands of high-paying jobs and the ability to re-energize this vital sector of the economy. Last month, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced the Invent and Manufacture in America Act, a bill that would provide a tax cut for companies that conduct research and development in the U.S. and also domestically manufacture products resulting from this R&D. After the Senate bill was introduced, U.S. Representatives Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) brought a companion bill to the House, ensuring that the legislation gained traction in both chambers of Congress. How would this tax cut work? By further strengthening the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit—an incentive that I’m sure is familiar to many manufacturers. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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To better understand the specifics of the proposed legislation and its ultimate impact, let’s take a moment to examine the R&D Tax Credit and its application to manufacturers. While the credit is still largely under-claimed by U.S. businesses (a fact that is true for industries across the board, including the manufacturing sector) manufacturers have been the most proactive in claiming tax savings. According to numbers from the IRS for the most recent year on record, manufacturers constituted the largest amount of R&D Tax Credit claimants at 39.2 percent and received 61 percent of the total value claimed from the credit across all industries. If it seems odd that manufacturers would benefit from a “research and development” tax credit, it is important to note that the tax code’s definition for R&D is often much different than what the average person might expect. Simply put, applied science is as eligible for the credit as traditional research, meaning the technical work performed on the factory floor to improve a product (or the technical work done to enhance the processes used to make those products) will typically qualify manufacturers for the credit. For the steps taken to make a product or process faster, cheaper, greener or more efficient, manufacturers can receive substantial tax savings. To further understand the credit and the value it can provide for manufacturers, let’s take a look at a real-world example. For four years’ worth of qualifying projects, one precision manufacturer received over $1 million in federal and state R&D tax credits.

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As you can see, enhancements made to both products and production processes have proven quite lucrative for this company. For reference, here are a few other common activities that have qualified manufacturers for the R&D Tax Credit:

As noted in multiple studies, the co-location of R&D and manufacturing operations has significant benefits for the economy, ranging from increased productivity to the creation of better quality products. According to numbers released from the office of Senator Coons, companies are twice as productive in their R&D efforts when operations are co-located with a manufacturing facility, further highlighting the tangible economic benefits of this legislation and the R&D Tax Credit.

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Additionally, by incentivizing companies to keep their manufacturing operations and factories in the U.S., this will help ensure that highpaying manufacturing jobs remain in the United States rather than being outsourced overseas.According to statistics released by Senator Coons’s office, the U.S. has lost over five million manufacturing jobs and more than 70,000 manufacturing plants have closed or moved overseas since 2000.With its emphasis on supporting innovation and American-made products, this bill has the potential to help stem the tide of outsourcing and bring thousands of jobs back to the manufacturing sector.

Bringing this back to Senator Coons and Roberts’ original legislation, if signed into law, the Invent and Manufacture in American Act would strengthen the R&D Tax Credit for companies performing both their R&D and manufacturing operations here in the United States. As currently proposed, the legislation would provide a phased-in increase

We at alliantgroup agree with this sentiment and would highly encourage manufacturers to explore the R&D Tax Credit and vocalize their support for this commonsense legislation. Its passage would be an immense victory for manufacturers, workers and the economy at large. By Michael Siegel, alliantgroup Managing Director A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Sources indicate the U.S. Secretary of Commerce is poised to recommend that President Trump impose tariffs or import quotas on foreign steel and aluminum from multiple or all countries. One Voice filed formal comments raising concern that imposing tariffs or import quotas on foreign steel or aluminum, but not the downstream products, will simply shift injury from producers to consumers, leading to more imports of competitors’ products containing foreign steel and aluminum coming in tariff free.This will hurt both OneVoice members and U.S. steel and aluminum producers. At this time, there is no confirmation the level of tariffs under consideration or the amount of steel and aluminum the Trump administration will allow to enter the U.S.We expect a recommendation on steel any day this week and on aluminum by the end of June, leaving the President to make a final decision in the next 90 days. One Voice members are already hearing reports of steel and aluminum companies increasing their prices in anticipation of the coming protections, after which, they will then possibly impose surcharges like in the past. One Voice is actively working with government officials concerning the damage this could do.

Woman-Owned Colorado Company Gets $93M Air Force Contract A Colorado defense contractor founded and run by a woman has received the largest contract in its 17-year history. Boecore, a Colorado Springs company founded by its CEO Kathy Boe, was recently awarded a Shared Early Warning System (SEWS II) Engineering and Contractor Logistics Support (SEWS II) contract from the Department of Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force Life Cycle Management. SEWS “provides critical near-real-time early warning information of ballistic missile launches,” the company said. “Work will be performed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2022,” the government said in a statement. Boecore said it’s grown by 60 people in 2017 and expects to hire another 50 by the end of the year to support the SEWS II contract and several other programs. The company now employs 275 people in Colorado Springs, Alabama, California, New Mexico, Washington, North Carolina, and Virginia. The company was founded in 2000 by Kathy Boe and currently has 40 job openings available in Colorado, according to its website.

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Machinists Inc. Provides Critical Components For Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s TANDM Project Lawrence Livermore National Labs is a long standing customer of Machinists Inc. When Lawrence Livermore needed critical parts

manufactured for the TANDM (Target and Diagnostic Manipulator) project, they turned to the experts at MI. The National Ignition Facility, or NIF, research-labs.html, is a large laserbased inertial confinement fusion research device, located at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. NIF uses lasers to heat and compress a small amount of hydrogen fuel to the point where nuclear fusion reactions take place. All testing must be done in a vacuum for the NIF high energy laser systems. Extreme heat is generated during the testing process, it is critical that test articles not change position when they heat up. http:// mod3o03_talk.pdf The TANDM project allows Lawrence Livermore to have quicker changing of the test articles. “In order to do that, they needed the type of equipment that MI builds, which is a very large accurate vacuum tight chamber and also a positioning head that was made out of Invar, which required a very unique process. We took an Invar plate and roll welded it, making a large Invar tube,” said Jeff Tomson, MI director of marketing. http://www. One of the unique things about this, Tomson said, is the use of Invar and the manufacturing and fabrication process to produce the parts they needed. Invar is a high nickel content steel. It has a very low coefficient of thermal expansion, therefore it will maintain relatively stable dimensions during temperature changes. “The Invar tube is 16-inches in diameter and 12-feet long.The chamber MI built

was 30-feet long and 4-feet in diameter. It is an all aluminum fabrication with machined surfaces. But the extension boom that integrated with the laser is all Invar,” Tomson said. Since it is a government project, MI bid on the job.Tomson said there was a lot of work to do once they won the bid. They actually built two of the TANDM systems, because there are multiple test locations for the large chambers. Each chamber can have multiple tests that can be done. MI worked in collaboration with Lawrence Livermore to overcome some very unique and difficult manufacturing issues that came up along the way. “With our extensive background in the manufacturing of Invar we were able to take the lead role in developing the unique process required for this project. MI provided Lawrence Livermore Labs a world class product,” Tomson said. Tomson said the project exceeded all expectations. For more information contact Jeff Tomson, Machinists Inc., 206.763.0990 –; by By Ian Dunn A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Samsung Could Soon Eclipse Intel as the World’s No. 1 Chipmaker Intel Corp. has maintained a stranglehold over the global chip market for 26 years, but a shift in the chip market may mean that it won’t hold that position much longer. For the first time ever, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is expected to overtake the Silicon Valley tech giant as the world’s number one chipmaker by revenue, as it reaps the benefits of soaring memory chip prices and increased consumer demand for faster smartphones. Intel has been the biggest chip maker by revenue since 1991. Samsung is expected to deliver record-setting chip sales in the fiscal second quarter that will likely unseat Intel’s lead, Reuters reports. The South Korean chipmaker is estimated to have generated about $15 billion in total semiconductor sales during the second quarter, which would surpass Intel’s estimated $14.4 billion in chip sales, according to semiconductor market research firm IC Insights. “Over the past 24 years, some companies have narrowed the sales gap between themselves and Intel, but never have they surpassed the MPU [microprocessing unit] giant,” IC Insights wrote. “If memory prices don’t tank in the second half of this year, it’s quite possible that Samsung could displace Intel in full-year semiconductor sales results as well.” A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Intel and Samsung have been fierce competitors in the chip market for several years.When Intel officially announced its Cannon Lake PC chips in March, it loudly marketed them as being a “full generation ahead” of Samsung’s 10-nanometer chips. But Samsung has been doubling down on its efforts to eclipse Intel and other chip rivals.Last month, Samsung announced it would invest $18.6 billion over the next four years in its memory chip and display plants. Source: The Street, by Annie Palmer

Trump Move on Job Training Brings ‘Skills Gap’ Debate to the Fore President Trump is taking one the most concrete steps of his presidency to address the employment prospects of workers left behind by the current economic expansion. In doing so, he also joins a long-running and occasionally contentious debate over whether those workers have the skills they need to land desirable jobs. Mr. Trump’s action comes in the form of an executive order expanding federally funded apprenticeship programs. The order would create a category of programs that industry groups and other third parties could develop and then submit for Labor Department approval, rather than working within existing department guidelines. “Apprenticeships place students into great jobs without the crippling debt of traditional four-year college degrees,” Mr. Trump said. “Instead apprentices earn while they learn.” Mr.Trump would redirect over $100 million of federal job training money

to pay for the new apprenticeships, supplementing $90 million in funding for the existing program. Corporate groups hailed the idea of expanding apprenticeship programs and making them more flexible, arguing that apprenticeships are a reliable path to good-paying jobs in sectors like retail and hospitality for those who could no longer support themselves in production sectors like manufacturing. Underlying the relatively modest size and scope of Mr. Trump’s proposal is a much bigger idea about why workers who have lost good-paying jobs that do not require a college degree are struggling to find work at comparable wages. In the eyes of the president and many corporate leaders, the crux of the problem is skills — the proposition that employers are eager to fill millions of good-paying jobs that workers lack the skills to perform.

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Despite the belief of some, however, there is little evidence that the economy is suffering from an unusually large skills gap.While economic indicators do show a historically high number of job vacancies, research economists tend to believe that the skills gap accounts for, at most, a limited portion of this development. One way to see this is to hypothetically assign unemployed workers to jobs or industries regardless of their qualifications, essentially assuming away the skills gap. The difference between the hypothetical unemployment rate that results from this exercise and the actual unemployment rate would show the extent to which the skills gap is driving unemployment.But when you do this, according to Aysegul Sahin, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the size of the skills gap today is unremarkable. “The level of mismatch at the occupation level is pretty much where it was before the Great

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Ms. Sahin points to two other factors causing employers to take longer to fill jobs: the aging of the work force and a long-term decline in the proportion of start-ups in the economy. Older businesses tend to grow more slowly and typically take longer to fill vacancies as a result.They often devote more resources to the process and have more bureaucracy overseeing it, such as a human resources department. Steven J. Davis, an economist at the University of Chicago, helped create an index showing that the average time it takes to fill a job is the longest since January 2001. He believes that a skills gap could be part of the explanation, but he also sees several other factors. For example, he said, employers have better technology and data to screen candidates for drug problems, criminal records or credit problems, prolonging the hiring process. Proponents of the skills gap hypothesis typically contend that the loss of many jobs in manufacturing, for example, is offset by the creation of jobs at comparable pay that the same workers could perform with somewhat more training. Source: The New York Times, By: Noam Scheiber A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Benjamin Franklin RAM Company, founded by Ray and Melzie Ganowsky more than 4 decades ago, exemplifies Benjamin Franklin’s quotation. Starting in their garage, a year later, the company moved to its 1,000 square foot building. 3 years later, they upgraded to a 5,000 square foot facility, and just over a decade later, they quadrupled their facility size. Just more than a decade ago, they once again upgraded to a larger building, at 50,000 square feet. Today, they are under construction to increase their total square footage to more than 120,000. It was just months ago, in early June, that RAM Manufacturing held a ground breaking ceremony for their $11 million, 71,000-square-foot expansion in St. George, Utah. The company makes actuator products for the aerospace, defense, and commercial space industries. In mechanical engineering terminology, an actuator is a machine or part of a machine, which moves or controls another part in response to an input. RAM’s actuator products include solenoids (linear and rotary), valves (solenoid,‘check and relief’ and fuel control) as well as manifolds. Bruce Doty, Vice President of Operations and 25-year veteran of the company, says, “Many of our customers utilize RAM Company for a complete turnkey solution — custom designed solenoid valves that are incorporated into an efficient manifold package. Cast and machined for weight reduction, we offer a variety of space saving designs that include; pneumatic & hydraulic applications, high temperature sealing solutions, precise fluid control, pilot operated when required. Custom design manifold features can include filtered inlets, design for minimal leakage, and lead wire and connector management.” What distinguishes RAM Company from many machine shops that build parts for the aerospace, defense and space industries is their designto-build expertise. The AS9100 certified, Nadcap accredited company employs a large staff of mechanical engineers, who are part of the RAM team that exceeds 250. Brian McCann, Vice President of Business Development, says, “In the A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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last few years we’ve expanded our customer base from the traditional aerospace and defense Fortune 500 companies to newer space entrants, including SpaceX (founded in 2002) and Blue Origin (founded in 2000). Both our long term and our newer customers are tasking us with the design and manufacture of increasingly complex/ advanced parts. This means we must continuously invest in state-of-the-art technology to perform to our customers’ expectations.” Jared Everitt, Shop Foreman for the company, says, “Our owners, including founders Ray and Melzie Ganowsky, and their son Kevin, who is president and runs the day to day operations, are all willing to invest in the superior technology we need to be successful.” Just this past year, the company acquired 2 new superior machines, a Mazak Multiplex 6100Y, a Multi-Tasking CNC Turning Center, and a Citizen Cincom L20 Type V11, which is a Sliding HeadstockType Automatic CNC Lathe. Jared says the new Citizen machine offers a programmable B axis. He elaborates, “The B axis is capable of moving in an arbitrary five-axis plane rather than being restricted to the traditional live tool motions found on a Swiss machine where a milling cutter can be positioned perpendicularly to either the diameter or the face of the part.” Outstanding machines require software to optimize quality and delivery schedules. RAM Company has been utilizing CAM software for well over a decade, and 5 years ago they purchased their first Delcam CAM package, FeatureCAM®. It was Jared who made the recommendation to upgrade the company’s software CAM to Delcam. Jared says, “The package we were using years ago was lengthy and limited. About 5 years ago, we brought Delcam in to give us a demonstration. In the end we chose FeatureCAM due to ease of use and superior support.” Today, in Jared’s role as Shop Foreman, he doesn’t do programming; employee Abraham Doty is now the shop programmer. The 2 companies, Delcam and RAM Company, forged such a good working relationship that Delcam selected RAM Company as a beta customer for testing new features and capabilities.

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The major new update in FeatureCAM 2018 is a new ribbon-style user interface, which is something the team has been working on since Autodesk acquired Delcam in 2014.You will still be able to easily find and access important tools, but the 2018 versions categorize functionality into similar groupings, with the most commonly used features front and center.The new interface is designed to provide an improved user experience and help shorten the learning curve. Autodesk acquired Delcam in February of 2014. Bruce says, “The acquisition is beneficial to our company for a couple of reasons: 1) Autodesk is a US based company, with headquarters in California, so we receive support from the previous Delcam office in Salt Lake City, and have access to a larger support team through Autodesk. 2) We needed a CAM package for our CNC Swiss screw machining and Autodesk is the developer and owner of PartMaker, the premier standard software programming package for Swiss-type lathes. Now with Autodesk as our software provider, we get a very advanced package that now includes screw machining.” As an innovator, RAM Company is an early adopter of FeatureCAM 2018, and they upgraded primarily to incorporate PartMaker into their operations. Abraham says, “Prior to PartMaker, we were hand programming our Swiss screw machines — programming it right at the machine.We were patching software together so that we could optimize our manufacturing.” PartMaker is new to RAM Company, so new that they hired a dedicated programmer for the software. Autodesk is currently training the RAM programmer on the latest PartMaker features. Abraham says, “PartMaker will allow us to program away from the machine, and we expect to see many times improvement in programming complex parts.” Bruce says, “Our relationship with our Autodesk sales engineer, Blaine Duke, is outstanding. Overall, we see the Autodesk team as an integral member of our growth capability.” To learn more about RAM Company, a 2016 ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ company (awarded by the Utah Manufacturers Association), contact them at 435.673.4603 or visit If you are an experienced machinist interested in working for a superior, rapidly growing manufacturing entity in St George, UT, send your resume to To learn more about all of Autdesk’s manufacturing software packages, contact them at 855-301-9562 or visit

Beyond the user interface, the updates to functionality are also pretty cool: • Automatic toolpath angle: users can now quickly fine-tune the angle for their parallel finishing toolpaths, based on the region that is being machined and create more efficient toolpaths from multiple surfaces. New Ribbon-style Interface

• Automatic 3+2 positioning: New automatic 3+2 positioning allows users to use the axis limits of the machine to quickly determine whether the axis needs to be in a standard or an alternate position, which helps validate that the program is within the machine’s working envelope. PartMaker, available as part of FeatureCAM, also received a pretty significant makeover. PartMaker is production-oriented CAM software for complex, high-precision part manufacturing with Swiss-type lathes. The 2018 version now includes: • Laser machining: there has been a lot of interest around Swiss machines in the industry and they are becoming more and more popular. This new update will allow users to program and simulate Swiss machines with integrated laser cutting capabilities as well as control the pulse width, frequency, assist gas and power levels for intricate cutting results. • Keyway broaching: a popular technique for high production runs, keyway broaching allows the user to set the index position of the stock prior to machining and choose the number of cuts they want to make. • Workflow improvements: to further improve user experience, we have also created a new 3D view of models within setup sheets to enhance visualization. We have also updated toolpath verification with the ability to pause, rewind and display the tool shank and enabled undocking of windows for use on a second monitor. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission, a new propulsion system, with Aerojet Rocketdyne. Gazarik says IXPE is “a recent win” for Ball Aerospace, designed to look into deep space for data on neutron stars and supermassive black holes. All of Ball Aerospace’s manufacturing takes place in Colorado, and the company has facilities elsewhere, including an analytics operation in Dayton, Ohio. In Boulder, the 389,000-square-foot Fisher Complex is the hub for most of the company’s aerospace manufacturing, with “state-of-the-art machine shops” and capabilities with composites and exotic materials. “We have a major focus on the space side in Boulder,” says Gazarik. The business is split between civil, commercial, and defense work. Another business unit manufactures RF antennas largely for military aircraft in Westminster, where ground was broken in April 2017 on a 145,000-square-foot expansion that will double the size of the facility. Innovation touches just about every aspect of the business. Virtual reality has recently emerged as a tool to test CAD designs in a simulated control panel in 2016. “We can put on a headset and you can look inside the instrument from any angle,” says Gazarik. Ball Aerospace’s sales totaled $818 million in 2016, up slightly from 2015, and the trend looks to be accelerating. “We’ve won more than our fair share of work,” says Gazarik. “Our backlog is growing.” Ball Aerospace added about 300 employees in 2016, and he forecasts a similar number of hires in 2017. With the second-highest aerospace jobs per capita in the U.S., Colorado has a deep talent pool and it’s also easy to recruit transplants, says Gazarik. “What we have is a strong concentration in Colorado and specifically in Boulder,” he says, citing quality of life and the presence of national labs

as big catalysts. But the state’s entire aerospace ecosystem is enviable with large companies like Ball, Lockheed Martin, and Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems acting as anchors for a constellation of subcontractors. Gazarik came to Ball Aerospace in 2015 after an 11-year stint at NASA that he calls “a wonderful experience.” He now oversees engineering, supply chain management, and manufacturing. Challenges: “Getting the best talent,” says Gazarik. “There is a war for talent out there.” Ball Aerospace is focused on fostering inclusivity in its workforce, he adds. “Diversity is really key,” he says. “It’s a continued opportunity. . . . We’ve worked really hard on it.” Opportunities: “I think we see the importance of space growing across the board,” says Gazarik. “We know there are at least 3,000 planets out there. Let’s go out and learn more about them.” Needs: “The need for skilled trades is really critical,” says Gazarik, highlighting workforce training programs with Front Range Community College, Red Rocks Community College, and Metropolitan State University of Denver. “There are great opportunities for those who don’t pursue a four-year degree.” A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Are Apprenticeships the Answer? Trump is pushing them, as did Obama. On paper, everyone seems to love them. What’s the payoff, and what are the barriers? And if they’re so great, why are many manufacturers still reluctant to embrace them? One manufacturer said an apprenticeship program offers a number of attractive intangibles —boosting morale in the current workforce, bringing a youthful energy to the place, and building strong connections with the school system that pay off in future recruiting. “Mr. Apprentice” himself, President Donald Trump, in recent months has very publicly announced his approval for boosting apprenticeship programs. He’d like to ramp up the number of apprenticeships in the United States from 500,000 to 5 million—a process that, at the current rate apprenticeships are A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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growing, would take over 100 years. And he’s promising money to back up his endorsement of the idea—with $200 million, to be exact, more than the $90 million the Obama administration allocated for the effort. Trump specifically mentioned manufacturing apprenticeships in his executive order on apprenticeship expansion, issued in June. It’s an order that has potential, say workforce leaders in manufacturing, but lacks meaningful details. “It’s a very ambitious goal,” says Montez King, interim executive director of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) who spent 25 years as a machinist and then a workforce trainer for Magna International. “I like the virtual goal of course. Even if he got to a million apprenticeships, I would be like, ‘Wow, that’s great.’” The big questions:Where will the extra funding come from, as theWhite House budget proposal slashes Department of Labor funds by 21%? And which regulations will be changed or eliminated, as Trump promised, to make apprenticeship programs more accessible and user-friendly for real-world employers? Representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor did not follow through on IndustryWeek’s requests for an interview, so we’re left to speculate. In the meantime, here is some advice from apprenticeship experts in manufacturing, policy and higher education on what the government and industry’s priorities should be as they try to train more workers to fill an estimated 350,000 unfilled manufacturing positions. Montez King spent 10 years running Magna’s apprenticeship program in inner-city Baltimore. When he would talk to kids about growing up poor in the city, getting a work uniform that he could wear to school because he couldn’t afford new clothes, and making a good middle class salary as soon as he finished his apprenticeship---while his 40-year-old cousin is still paying off student loans—it really resonated

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“I was the face,” he says. “I grew up in the area—the same streets, we even knew some of the same people. That was the selling point— having the right message.” GF Machining Solutions in Lincolnshire, Ill., is launching a “learn and earn” apprenticeship program this fall that will accept up to five participants in its inaugural year.The program is in partnership with Harper Community College and Chicago’s Industrial Consortium for Advanced Technical Training.Shown are Scott Fosdick, president, GFMS; Jon Carlson, marketing specialist; Corey Ocock, apprentice, and Darlene Regilio, director of Human Resources, GFMS. Government: Let manufacturers do the nitty-gritty


King, whose organization (NIMS) received $1.4 million of the $90 million Apprenticeship USA funds during the Obama administration, feels that the best people to develop manufacturing apprenticeship programs are manufacturing leaders themselves—through associations or regional collaborations. An understanding of manufacturing isn’t required for the ApprenticeshipTraining Representatives (ATRs) from the Department of Labor who visit plants and make sure all the boxes are checked. A typical rep might have manufacturing, IT and healthcare apprenticeship programs to manage, “so you’re not specializing in a particular area,” says King. “The training reps from the government I’ve worked with, they don’t speak the same language that manufacturing is looking for. No one wants government to come in to their organizations and tell them how to run their training programs.”






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King says that recent changes to government regulations to allow community colleges to administer apprenticeship programs—“and Making Precision  Machined  Parts  Since  1974   A2Z-Dix-QuarterPg-July2017-v1.indd 1 employers just provide on the job training, rather than owning the   program”—are a big positive. “We’ve been pushing that” to employ   ers, he says.    

Tammy Simmons, vice president of machine components maker Machine Specialties in Greensboro, N.C., says that an apprenticeship program seemed impractical and out of reach for her company until she heard the testimony of Roger Collins, a Siemens technical training specialist, at an Apprentice 2000 information session.There, she learned that registered apprenticeships have looser age restrictions than regular labor laws and allow high-school-age students to work in plants. And that the requirements weren’t as rigid as she thought— you can tailor the experience to the needs of your company. Collins also explained intanglibles that got her attention—boosting morale in the current workforce, bringing a youthful energy to the place, and building strong connections with the school system that pay off in future recruiting. “The structure of the industry has changed,” says James Jacobs, president of Macomb Community College in Michigan, which conducts numerous apprenticeships for the auto industry. “Lean manufacturing, supply chain management …all of these things give companies a great deal of insecurity in general [especially if they’re the supplier]. So you can’t predict the future well. Source: Laura Putre | Skilled Worker Shortage

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When the goal is deterring aggression, the key metric of success isn’t how many weapons a country possesses. It’s how many weapons survive a surprise attack, because those are the weapons the enemy has to worry about. Possessing a secure retaliatory force is the sine qua non of effective deterrence. So deploying hundreds of D5 missiles on submarines that stay submerged and undetectable for months at a time is just about the most potent deterrent imaginable. The U.S. actually maintains a “triad” of nuclear systems -- D5s on submarines, land-based ballistic missiles, and long-range bombers -- so enemies can harbor no illusions about their ability to disarm America in a surprise attack. But countries like Russia know precisely where U.S. land-based missile silos and bomber bases are located, so they could hypothetically be targeted in a crisis. The submarines can’t be. Once they are on station under the Atlantic or Pacific oceans, they are essentially impossible to find, and thus highly survivable. Source: Forbes


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For the good of our economy, Colorado’s representatives in Congress can act to prevent proposed cuts to U.S. Dept. of Energy programs that boast a proven track record of conducting groundbreaking research, commercializing job-creating clean energy technologies and helping save consumers money via energy efficiency measures. This includes cuts to the Energy Department’s science office, which funds the crown jewels of our nation’s research apparatus – America’s national labs. One of those jewels at risk is well known to Coloradans: t he National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden. One of Jefferson County’s largest employers, the lab contributed $701 million to Colorado’s economy in 2014 alone. NREL advances the science and engineering of technologies like energy efficient buildings and grid modernization through collaborative partnerships with private and public entities. This collaboration helps commercialize and bring to market innovative technologies, which advances U.S. innovation and creates home-grown jobs. Congress needs to continue supporting vital programs like these. In a A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Polling shows Coloradans want increased investment in clean energy and energy efficiency. With so many jobs on the line and money to be saved on energy bills, that’s not surprising. Adequately f unding the Energy Department’s vital work is crucial to maintaining the significant economic opportunities, jobs and cost-savings that clean energy offers Coloradans. In the coming weeks, Congress must stand up and defend the kinds of U.S. Dept. of Energy programs that help grow our economy and create jobs. Representatives of Colorado must stand firm and demonstrate the state’s energy vision by promoting innovative energy production and consumption practices. Scott Koehler serves as vice president of global strategy for Schneider Electric’s Smart Grid division. Reach him at 720-560-6147.

Lockheed Martin Funds Advanced Space Manufacturing Lab At MSU Denver Lockheed Martin Corp. is donating $1 million to Metropolitan State University of Denver over the next four years to support advanced manufacturing instruction and labs in the university’s new aerospace and engineering programs. The donation was announced to coincide with MSU Denver (also known as Metro State) opening the school’s new Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building on its campus at the edge of downtown Denver.

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knowledgeable in new technology and equipment used system or engine … That enginemanufacturing, work then helps transitions The company donation supports an on-campus Lockheed Martin Additive Manufacin advance whichtransport is needed by the state’s eserve our ability to access space [while] investing in an turing Laboratory, where students will use a state-of-the-art 3-D printer to step, designwhich to our next is a launch system development.” key industries, said Stephen M. Jordan, the outgoing roduced launch capability,” he said. “This serves not only and create aerospace components. It’s one of only three printers in the state with president of MSU Denver. to replenish space assets as they reachand endtheofonly life,one butatalso SpaceX and ATK Launch Systems were recently awarded contracts to its composite printing capability, a higher-education institution, r capabilities and reconstitute our forces.” the school says. develop rocket propulsion prototypes. now, the Air Force Jordansystem is retiring at the urban For university’s president June says ULA needs to continue RD-180. 30, and using he saidthe he insisted on staying until the ribbon was ve increased between Washington and Moscow, Congress Lockheed Martin’s grant also endows the director’s position running the Advanced cut on the new building. he Defense Department to stop using Russian-built RD- “We’reoftrying to manage this transition period until we get the new family Manufacturing Sciences Institute at Metro, which pulls in elements the school’s gines asengineering, soon as possible. Thedesign, engines powerscience the United industrial computer and materialsnext-generation science programs.of launch systems certifiedand and abledate to back support our The idea for the program facility to a 2013 e’s Atlas V rocket, which are part of the EELV program. requirement,” Teague said. “Until that happens, and in order to promote conversation he had at the White House, where eight venture betweenmanufacturing Boeing and Lockheed Martin. “Emerging technologies will create possibilitiescompetition, we can only dream advanced were to talked about as key to the ULA would need industries to have access the RD-180 engine to of today, like printing an entire satellite from the ground up or printing complex U.S. in the future. Jordan said he could see how MSU be able to competitively compete with SpaceX and their Falcon 9. And ng diligently that machine objectiveusing … [but] there’smethods,” a lot said parts towards that we can’t traditional Denver could become the placenow to teach to workforce so Brian if the O’Connor, direction is we’re going to get off RD-180 and we will have done by [U.S.] industry,” said Maj.operations. Gen. Roger Teague, LMSS president of production “We’re helping students design with knowledgeable in aerospace and advance manufacturing. no further access or authorization to use any additional RD-180 engines, ace programs in concepts the officein of thesoassistant secretary for are innovative, those new mind the next space missions affordable Source: Denver Business Journal

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AI Could Add $15 Trillion to Global Economy by 2030 Artificial intelligence might not be so threatening after all. Amid warnings of the economic disruption that robots and automation could unleash on the world economy as traditional roles disappear, researchers are finding that new technologies will help fuel global growth as productivity and consumption soar. AI will contribute as much as $15.7 trillion to the world economy by 2030, according to a PwC report released last month That’s more than the current combined output of China and India. Gains would be split between $6.6 trillion from increased productivity as businesses automate processes and augment their labor forces with new AI technology, and $9.1 trillion from consumption side-effects as shoppers snap up personalized and higher-quality goods, according to the report. “The mindset today is man versus machine,” Anand Rao, an AI researcher at PwC, said at a briefing Tuesday at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China, where the report was released. “What we see as the future is man and machine together can be better than the human.”

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Philips To Buy Colorado Medical Device Maker For $2.2 Billion Dutch health technology company Royal Philips said it’s buying a Colorado Springs medical device maker for $2.16 billion. Royal Philips is paying all cash for The Spectranetics Corporation, which was founded in 1984 and makes vascular intervention devices, such as laser atherectomy catheters for treatment of blockages. Scott Drake, president and CEO of The Spectranetics Corp., said the purchase of his company by Royal Philips will “allow us to accelerate growth.” Spectranetics employs about 900 people and is the 58th-largest company in Colorado, based on 2016 market capitalization, according to Denver Business Journal research. “This agreement with Philips will deliver significant value to our shareholders. Combining Philips’ innovations in image-guided therapy with Spectranetics’ portfolio and expertise in the therapeutic device space will create exciting opportunities and allow us to accelerate growth,” said Scott Drake, president and CEO of Spectranetics, in a statement. Spectranetics will become part of Philips’ Image-Guided Therapy Business Group. Source: Denver Business Journal A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Since NAFTA came into force in 1994, the U.S. trade gap in goods with Mexico had soared from a $1.3 billion surplus to a $64 billion deficit, the U.S. Trade Representative said. The United States said it would work to shrink trade deficits with Canada and Mexico in talks to renegotiate the landmark 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Trump administration has focused on boosting domestic manufacturing while cutting trade deficits -- which it sees as damaging to the economy -- a move that risks undoing the free trade efforts of prior administrations.

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The U.S. Trade Representative said that when NAFTA talks begin next month,Washington also will seek to lower trade barriers for produce and industrial goods -- while eliminating subsidies U.S. officials say are unfair in trade with the two neighboring nations. “President Trump continues to fulfill his promise to renegotiate NAFTA to get a much better deal for all Americans,” U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said. “Too many Americans have been hurt by closed factories, exported jobs, and broken political promises.” USTR released the NAFTA negotiating objectives as required prior to the start of the talks, which will be held under a pressing political timeline due to elections next year in the U.S. and Mexico. President Donald Trump retreated from his threat to exit NAFTA, but has described the agreement as a “disaster” that has drained the US of wealth and jobs. Mexico’s economic ministry said in a statement it “welcomes” the U.S. objectives, saying they “will contribute to defining the issues on the negotiating table with greater clarity and the timeline for modernizing the agreement.” Economists agree the trade pact -- which accounts for about $1 trillion in annual trade between the three nations -- can be updated. But they have warned against attempting to reduce bilateral deficits, which would face practical hurdles and slim chances of success. However, the talks will not significantly reduce bilateral trade deficits since in most cases the negotiators will be powerless to affect the private buying decisions of companies and consumers, he said.

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“These objectives could lead to a successful negotiation but one that will be difficult and where not all the objectives can be achieved,” Schott said.



Z/E'^,͊Dh>>/'E^͕ZKW^EKd,Z,d^t/>>s/>>&KZWhZ,^͊ A former Treasury Department official, Schott co-chairs a U.S. government advisory committee on trade and the environment that presented arguments to the USTR. TheTrump administration in recent weeks has been deluged with thousands of public comments on how the 23-year-old trade pact should be improved and modernized. Since NAFTA came into force in 1994, the U.S. trade gap in goods with Mexico had soared from a $1.3 billion surplus to a $64 billion deficit, USTR said. In Canada, the U.S. faced difficulties in accessing markets for dairy, wine and grain, which the USTR said the current version of NAFTA was “unequipped” to address. But while the bilateral deficit has increased, trade among the three countries has soared and the deal forms the backbone of cross-border manufacturing arrangements, including for autos. The USTR objectives also call for strengthening labor and environmental commitments that are currently only part of NAFTA side agreements.

And Washington will seek to add a chapter on the digital economy and call for the elimination of state enterprises’ unfair trade practices, as well as “burdensome” restrictions on intellectual property.Source: Industry Week

Colorado Building Manufacturing Firm Raises $40M An Arvada building manufacturing company said it’s closed on a Series D funding round that raised $40 million. Prescient, a 5-year-old company that uses software to design and build commercial buildings including apartment and hotels, said it’s now raised a total of $80 million. Satyen Patel, Prescient’s CEO and chairman, at the company’s 120,000-square-foot man The Arvada company said it now employs 300 people and plans to add 75 more this year. Revenues, company officials said, will double this year. “We have built 3 million square feet of buildings in five states since 2013 and are on pace to build another 3 million square feet in 2017 alone, expanding our footprint into nine additional states.This is a successful, field-tested technology platform,” said Satyen Patel, executive chairman and CEO, in a statement. Prescient said it doubled the size of its Colorado manufacturing plant last year to 120,000 square feet, and last year, said it will create a 205-job, $15 million plant project in North Carolina. In December, Prescient said it will team with Trammell Crow Residential to build three projects in Denver in 2017. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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The Manufacturer’s Secret Weapon Spring – The Action By Stephen Hannemann Springs and wire forms are industry’s jewels that make things work – the critical components creating the energy that enable literally millions of products and devices to function reliably. Unless you are an engineer or a product designer, the average Joe or Jolene seldom stops to think of how a battery powered screw gun or a hair dryer works yet the unsung hero “The Spring” is nearly always involved.

coupled with over 100 plus years of experience has ensured their position as North America’s leading metal form and spring manufacturer. They have established themselves as a premier supplier affording their customers peerless service, quality and on-time delivery. Here are just a few of the many industries that benefit from Newcomb Spring’s leadership and expertise: • Aerospace • Fasteners/Hardware • Computers • Transportation • Telecommunications • Office Equipment • Electronics • Sporting Goods • Medical • Agriculture • Military • Consumer Products In tandem with technology Newcomb Spring offers a wide array of materials and specialty alloys in a variety of shapes and sizes to manufacture: • Compression Springs • Battery Contact Springs • Extension Springs • Hooks and Paint Hooks • Torsion Springs • Shaped Rings • Stamping and Flat Springs • Magazine Springs • Wire Forms • Micro Springs Need design assistance? All Newcomb Spring facilities have a dedicated space, their “Kando Tech Center” to assist customers with metal form, spring design and production challenges. Newcomb Spring staff will partner with you to improve, expedite and personalize your manufacturing process. In addition to all this Newcomb Spring offers a wide array of secondary operations from heat treating and specialty finishes all the way through assembly and specialty packaging. No matter what your need Newcomb Spring is your partner.

Newcomb Spring Corp – Forming the Future – Springs have an incredible history of evolution. With the advent of new technology in both computer aided design and CNC equipment, springs have evolved tenfold in complexity enabling a higher functioning part or product with fewer mating parts. This equates to more efficient functions and assemblies and lower manufacturing costs. For over a century Newcomb Spring has led the spring and wire form industry as the requirements for these components have been on a vertical climb to meet and beat the demands of the ever increasing levels of their diverse customers’ product sophistication. To stay ahead of their competition Newcomb Spring continually invests in the latest technology, equipment, and quality systems. This philosophy

SMH Inc. is proud to represent Newcomb Spring. The folks at the Thornton, Colorado facility have provided us stellar quality and on time delivery, performing above and beyond our customers’ expectations. For more information or to receive a quote contact Kevin Smith – 303.450.2840 or for Washington state contact – Stephen Hannemann – – 425.501.7372. For all services represented by SMH Inc., visit SMH Inc. – “The Manufacturer’s Secret Weapon” 45 • JUNE - JULY 2017 47 • July / Aug 2017


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Arm & Hammer Parent Will Gobble Up Colorado’s Water Pik For $1 Billion Church & Dwight Co. Inc., the household-products company that sells Arm & Hammer baking soda and Nair hair remover, said it plans to buy Colorado oral-care-products company Water Pik Inc. in a $1 billion deal. Fort Collins-based Water Pik sells water-jet flossers and shower-massage heads under the EG Capital and The Carlyle Group, which bought Water Pik in 2007, sold the company to an investor group led by New York private-equity firm MidOcean Partners in 2013. At the time, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen was an investor. Ewing, New Jersey-based Church & Dwight says it expects the purchase to close in the third quarter. It said it plans to finance the purchase with debt. Church & Dwight already sells a number of oral-care products, including Arm & Hammer toothpaste, Orajel toothache pain treatments and Truly Radiant electric toothbrushes. “Oral care is important to us strategically,” said Church & Dwight CEO Matthew Farrell. “The flosser products business is a fast-growing platform and capitalizes on the trends of increased gum disease, oral care awareness across all demographics and expansion of the middle-class in emerging markets.” Water Pik was founded in 1962 as Aqua Tec Corp. by hydraulic engineer John Mattingly and dentist Gerald Moyer. It is currently led by President and CEO Richard Bisson. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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According to Church & Dwight, Water Pik had $265 million in sales worldwide in the 12-month period ending June 30. About 70 percent of its revenue comes from flosser sales. Source: Denver Business Journal

Grant Opportunity - Recover C o l o r a d o Wo r k f o r c e Training Opportunity The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) is par tner ing with Aims Community College to offer funding to businesses and nonprofits within Weld County. The Recover Colorado Workforce Training Program is designed to help communities, businesses, and ultimately individuals build resiliency by providing customized workforce training programs. Applications need to be submitted by December 2017 and trainings needs to be completed by December 2018. Visit to register.

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Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946

Fluid Power / Mechanical / Tool Products ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Brandon Anderson President

MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL:

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

1008 First Street NE - PO Box 699 - Buffalo, MN 55313 USA Made in USA

CNC Collet Chucks Royal Products_______ 800-645-4174 CNC Lathe Accessories Von Ruden Manufacturing 763-682-0322 MICHAEL HOWARD Account Manager Collet Fixtures c 281.883.8231 e Royal Products_______ 800-645-4174 ACCESSORIES Coolant Systems Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 Blaser ___________ 801-722-4095 Abrasive Products Chemtool _________ 815-957-4140 Barton International____ 800-741-7756 Hangsterfer’s _______ 316-640-2462 Chemtool Inc. _______ 815-957-4140 Hangsterfer’s _______ 760-580-1357 GMA Garnet ________ 828-243-9300 Qualichem, Inc. ______ 480-320-0308 Bandsaw Blades Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 Cutting Fluids & Oils Roentgen USA _______ 847-787-0135 Castrol ___________ 800-894-7773 Trajan Saw Works _____ 800-743-9313 Chemtool _________ 815-957-4140 Bar Pullers Hangsterfer’s _______ 316-640-2462 Accudyne Corp _______ 303-991-1500 Hangsterfer’s _______ 760-580-1357 Edge Technologies _____ 562-597-7824 Hasco Oil__________ 562-595-8491 1165 Prairie Hill Road Rockton, IL 61072 Phone: 815.957.4140 Fax: 815.624.0381



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Qualichem, Inc. ______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Tools Horizon Carbide Tool __480-968-0957 Schenk Intertech ____ 949-360-1512 Von Ruden Manufacturing 763-682-0322 Dielectric Fluid Hangsterfer’s _______ 316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s _______ 760-580-1357 Dovetail Cutters & Fixtures 5th Axis __________ 858-505-0432 Dust Collectors, Filtration Equip. Castrol __________ 800-894-7773 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 EDM Materials & Supplies Castrol ___________ 800-894-7773 Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Perform. Access. ___ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply ____ 480-836-8330

Star Me Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 EDM: Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 EDM Perform. Access. ___ 800-336-2946 Filtermist Mist Collectors Royal Products_______ 800-645-4174 Garnet Abrasives Barton International____ 800-741-7756 Greases Chemtool _________ 815-957-4140 Knives: Replacement Superior Grinding _____ 801-487-9700 Laser Accessories Castrol ___________ 800-894-7773 Live Centers Royal Products_______ 800-645-4174 Lubricants / Systems Castrol ___________ 800-894-7773 Hangsterfer’s _______ 316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s _______ 760-580-1357

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CCoastal Metals _____ 800-811-7466 Erickson Metals _____877-543-6061 Kloeckner Metals Corp 480-389-2883 Mathew Evans Steve Polster Metal Supermarkets __ 801-972-2441 General Mgr/Vice President Metal Supermarkets __303-424-1030 Olympic Metals _____303-286-9700 Ryerson _________303-227-6310 Innovative Measuring Systems 602-527-5488 Samuel, Son & Co. __ 303-422-8282 Klontech Industrial Sales 480-948-1871 Western States Metals _801-978-0562 OGP ___________ 480-889-9056 Aluminum Steve Polster General Mgr/Vice President Affiliated Metals ______ 800-748-4711 Total Quality Systems ___ 720-338-2581 Sensors: Contact & Optical Metal Supermarkets ___ 801-972-2441 Zeiss Industrial Metrology _ 800-327-9735 Metal Supermarkets ___ 303-424-1030 Video Measuring Systems Olympic Metals ______ 303-286-9700 Gage Lab Products_____ 801-716-2972 Armor: Military & Klontech Industrial Sales 480-948-1871 Commercial Steve Polster Mgr/Vice President Total Quality Systems ___General 720-338-2581 Kloeckner Metals Corp 480-389-2883 HARDWARE TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Horizon Carbide Tool __480-968-0957 Brass Metal Supermarkets __ 801-972-2441 Coastal Metals _______ 800-811-7466 Metal Supermarkets __ 303-424-1030 Metal Supermarkets ___ 801-972-2441 Utah Metal Works, Inc. _ 801-364-5679 Metal Supermarkets ___ 303-424-1030 Steve Polster General Mgr/Vice President Olympic Metals ______ 303-286-9700 METALS & MATERIALS AZ Tool Steel LLC _____480-784-1600 Ryerson ___________303-227-6310


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801.886.2221 435.901.0287


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Me Metal Supermarkets __ 303-424-1030 Olympic Metals _____303-286-9700 Ryerson _________ 303-227-6310 Samuel, Son & CO. ___303-422-8282 Steel AZ Tool Steel LLC______ 480-784-1600 Coastal Metals _____ 800-811-7466 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 Samuel, Son & CO. ___ 303-422-8282 Ryerson __________ 303-227-6310 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Erickson Metals _____ 877-543-6061 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 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 Samuel, Son & CO. ___ 303-422-8282 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

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King Machine________208-345-9600 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

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Revolution Machine Tools _ 385-355-0316 Band Saws RIBAL BTADDINI Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 Strategic Account Manager King Machine ______ 208-345-9600 OEM WEST REGION DATA COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION Revolution Machine Tools _ 385-355-0316 P: 888.668.6818 Ultimate Machinery ____ 480-966-2000 C: 937.479.5381 Bar Feeders Edge Technologies _____ 562-597-7824 Legrand, North America 3555 Kettering Blvd. Cold Saws Moraine, OH 45439 Fabricating Equip Sales __ 303-466-7342 C2G | ORTRONICS | QUIKTRON RAPIDRUN | WIREMOLD CNC Punching Centers S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 EDM Machines AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 AMADA America _____ 303-670-9406 Fiber Lasers Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 Jorgenson Machine Tools _ 435-659-9455 Jend Machinery _____ 303-775-3697 Revolution Machine Tools _ 385-355-0316 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 Iron Workers MMT, A Div of Productivty 303-571-4933 Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 Smith Machinery Co __ 801-263-6403 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Triad Machine ______ 303-424-0268 Laser Cutters EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 AMADA America _____ 303-670-9406 EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 Jorgenson Machine Tools _ 435-659-9455 EDM Perform. Access. ___ 800-336-2946 MMT, A Div of Productivty 303-571-4933 Global EDM Supply___ 480-836-8330 PrecisionFab Inc. ____303-779-9180 Micro Hole Drilling S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Machines Current EDM Inc ____650-966-9676 Sidley Diamond Tool __ 800-544-9070 Triad Machine ______ 303-424-0268 Swiss Screw Machines Schenk Intertech ____ 949-360-1512 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 Press Brakes AMADA America _____ 303-670-9406 Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 Jorgenson Machine Tools _ 435-659-9455 King Machine ______ 208-345-9600 Revolution Machine Tools _ 385-355-0316 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Shearing Machines Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 Jorgenson Machine Tools _ 435-659-9455 King Machine ______ 208-345-9600 Revolution Machine Tools _ 385-355-0316 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Welding Equipment Rocky Mountain Saw Blades303-761-3000 Welding Equipment: Spot Welders AMADA America _____ 303-670-9406 OTHER ACCESSORIES Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 USA EDM Supply _____ 480-836-8330 PALLET SYSTEMS AutomaticPalletSystems Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 AutomaticDoorOpenerSystems Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 ManualRotaryPalletSystems Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 RoboticPartLoadingSystems Midaco__________ 847-593-8420

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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:


Inspection Services Advanced Coo Coord. Tech ____303-469-6161 Insurance Services Sentry Insurance ____ 877-373-6879 Lean Consulting ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 Process Improvement/ Audit Klontech Industrial ____480-948-1871 ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 Western States Calibration 801-466-1700 BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 Consultant, ISO X-Ray ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 BMSC __________ 602-445-9400 Certified Inspection Service _602-267-0661 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 Sustaining Edge Solutions_ 888-572-9642 Gladhill Associates ______719-495-8045 Contract Inspection Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 MEP ____________801-863-7001 Klontech Measure Sol__ 480-626-8131 Orion Registrar _______303-645-4017 Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 Data Communications; Wire & ISO Registrar Cable Management Orion Registrar _______303-645-4017 Legrand __________888-668-6818 Lean Manufacturing Education MEP ____________ 801-863-7001 Ogden-Weber Tech College 801-395-3795 Sustaining Edge Solutions_ 888-572-9642 Machine Tool Rebuilding Engineering Services EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 Process Improvement Schenk Intertech ____ 949-360-1512 BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 Financing Sustaining Edge Solutions __ 888-572-9642 Bank of the West _____ 303-202-5525 Reverse Engineering IEC __________ 303-593-0403 Advanced Coord. Tech __ _303-469-6161 Intech Funding _____ 385-553-9208 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Univerity Federal Credit Union 801-463-3597 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 First Article Inspection Rigging & Transfer Advanced Coord. Tech ____303-469-6161 Atlas Rigging & Transfer 801-539-3885 Heavyhaul IRH ___________ _801-972-5581 IRH ___________801-972-5581 MEI Rigging_________801-701-7975 Injection Molding Spindle Rebuilding 3D Parts To Go _____ 801-380-7935 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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

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Setco-Pope Spindles_____866-362-0699 Spindles_____866-362-0699 Transportation IRH ____________801-972-5581 SOFTWARE CAD/CAM/CAE SolidCAM ________ 530-863-0461 Consulting/Engineering Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 TOOLING PrecisionToolholding Products Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 Tooling Systems Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 Live Tool Holders Schenk Intertech ____ 949-360-1512 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 Static Tool Holders Schenk Intertech ____ 949-360-1512 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 TRAINING CAD/CAM Training Davis Applied Tech College__801-593-2483 CNC/Conventional Machining Davis Applied Tech College__801-593-2483 Machining Software Davis Applied Tech College__801-593-2483

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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 Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 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 BAR CODING Western Sintering _____509-375-3096

Jeffrey Peterson 801-710-7891

3063 North 575 East North Ogden, UT

BROACHING Ponderosa Ind________303-298-1801 Precision Mach’d Products 970-482-7676 Specialty Steel Services __ 801-539-8252 CASTINGS Die Casting TVT Die Casting ______ 800-280-2278 Die Casting: Aluminum/Zinc TVT Die Casting ______ 800-280-2278 COATING Coating:Abrasive Blasting LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Coating:Black Oxide LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Coating:Chemfilm LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Coating: Liquid Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146

Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Coating: PVD (Titanium) Titatnium Coating Services 562-548-2550 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 COMPOSITES Elite Machine ________ 801-710-7891 S.A. Composites _______ 970-776-3877 CUTTING Metal Bandsaw LLC ________ 303-744-7181 Plasma Cutting Bandsaw LLC ________ 303-744-7181 Plastic Bandsaw LLC ________ 303-744-7181 Saw Cutting Bandsaw LLC ________ 303-744-7181

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 Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 EDM Express ______ 800-780-7075 DESIGNCAD/CAM Innovative Precision ____ 801-334-6317 Bar-S Machine ________ 928-636-2115 H& S Machine ________ 801-755-7627 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 Micropulse West ______ 480-966-2300 DIES Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Paramount Machine ___ 801-886-2755 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Paramount Machine Office: 801.886.2755 Fax: 801.886.2759

Qualtek ________ 719-598-3394 X23 The Toolroom Inc. _____ 801-773-6331 Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Wrico ___________ 480-892-7800 ELECTRONICS Contract Cascade Systems Tech ___ 503-640-5733 Design Cascade Systems Tech ___ 503-640-5733 Kitting Cascade Systems Tech ___ 503-640-5733 Prototype Cascade Systems Tech ___ 503-640-5733 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 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

EPOCS Mfg ________970-535-4540 970-535-4540 Falcon Sheet Metal ____801-298-5064 Group Mfg Serv ______480-966-3952 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Weiser Engineering _ 303-280-2778 Fabrication: SheetMetal Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 FABRICATION Arrow Sheet Metal Prod __ 303-427-6419 Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 AzMark __________480-926-8969 Aero Tech _______ 801-292-0493 CAID Industries _____435-890-8823 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod 303-427-6419 Denver Machine Shop ___303-295-6000 CAID Industries _____435-890-8823 Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 Dayton Rogers ______ 763-717-6303 EMJD Corporation _____ 303-761-5236 Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg ________970-535-4540 EMJD Corporation _____ 303-761-5236 Falcon Sheet Metal __ 801-298-5064 EPOCS Mfg ________970-535-4540 Group Mfg Serv ______480-966-3952 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Pillar Machine _____ 801-965-1900 Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Pillar Machine _____ 801-965-1900 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike Star Precision _______303-926-0559 H& S Machine ______ 801-755-7627 Weiser Engineering _ 303-280-2778 Fabrication: Filament Winding S.A. Composites ______ 970-776-3877 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel Fabrication: Composites S.A. Composites ______ 970-776-3877 Bandsaw LLC ________303-744-7181 CAID Industries _____435-890-8823 Fabrication: Enclosures Falcon Sheet Metal __ 801-298-5064 EMJD Corp _______303-761-5236 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Falcon Sheet Metal______ 801-298-5064 FINISHING Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 Fabrication: Arizona Finishing _____602-438-4443 Medium & Large Arrow Sheet Metal Prod __ 303-427-6419 Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Bandsaw LLC ________303-744-7181 CPCS ____________303-438-8328 CAID Industries _____435-890-8823 Gold Tech Industries ____ 480-968-1930 EMJD Corp _________ 303-761-5236 Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751

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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 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries ____480-968-1930 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 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing _____602-438-4443 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech _______ 801-292-0493 GAS NITRIDING Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 GEAR CUTTING Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 Specialty Steel Svcs ___ 801-539-8252 Gear Hobbing Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 GRINDING AzMark __________480-926-8969 Central Utah Tool _____ 801-374-2745 Diversified Metal Services _801-972-6093 GMN USA ________ 800-686-1679 Prec. Mach’d Products _ 970-482-7676

FORMING Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg ________970-535-4540 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 HEAT TREATING IDENTIFICATION Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 Silk Screen Central Utah Tool _____ 801-374-2745 Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 INSPECTION Pilkington Metal Finishing__801-972-2146 Inspection, First Article Qualtek _______ 719-598-3394 X23 Klontech Measure Sol ___ 480-626-8131 Temperature Processing__303-772-0250 Inspection Services The Toolroom Inc. _____ 801-773-6331 Klontech Measure Sol ___ 480-626-8131 Micropulse West ______480-966-2300 Heat Treating/Aero Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 Sustaining Edge Solutions_888-572-9642 LASER CUTTING Heat Treating/CryogenicsTemLaser Cutting perature Processing ____303-772-0250 Advantage Manufacturing ___ 877-727-0281 Heat Treating/Custom Arrow Sheet Metal Prod 303-427-6419 Temperature Processing__303-772-0250 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Heat Treating/Nitriding Temperature Processing__303-772-0250 EPOCS Mfg ________970-535-4540 Howell Precision ______ 623-582-4776 Large Capacity Drop Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Bottom Oven/Aluminum Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Vibrational Stress Testing Temperature Processing__303-772-0250 VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 HONING/LAPPING Gold Tech Industries ____ 480-968-1930 Weiser Engineering _ 303-280-2778 LAYKE, Inc._________602-272-2654 Polishing Gold Tech Industries____ 480-968-1930 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Wrico ___________480-892-7800

Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Steel SServices Grinding __ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding _______602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _____801-487-9700 The Toolroom Inc. _____ 801-773-6331 Grinding, Blanchard Diversified Metal Services _801-972-6093 Steel Services Grinding __ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding _______602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _____ 801487-9700 Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Sun Grinding _______602-238-9595 Grinding, JIG Central Utah Tool _____ 801-374-2745 Grinding: OD AzMark __________480-926-8969 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Sun Grinding _______602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _____ 801487-9700 Grinding: Surface Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Sun Grinding _______602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _____ 801487-9700 Grinding: Tool & Cutter BC Tool & Cutter Grinding _713-638-0303 Exact Tool Grinding ____ 801-712-2720 Passivation

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Darrin J. Caschette President

888-280-7080 |

ISO 9001:2008

HIRSH PRECISION PRODUCTS, INC . Specializing in Production CNC Turning & Milling

Quality Work Delivered On Time Mike Hirsh Tel: 303.530.3131 Fax: 303.530.5242 Email:

Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 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 Hirsh Precision Products__ 303-530-3131 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 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 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

6420 Odell Place Boulder, CO 80301

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 King’s Peak Manufacturing 801-337-5920 Machinists Inc ______ 800-244-4130 Paramount Machine __ 801-886-2755 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Premier Technology Inc __208-785-2274 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 King’s Peak Manufacturing 801-337-5920 LAYKE, INC_________602-272-2654 Micropulse West ______480-966-2300 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

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R Machine & MFg ___ 801-977-0447 RD RP Machining ______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg _____ 801-774-8031 Machining 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 Hirsh Precision Products__ 303-530-3131 HPMP ___________ 801-619-9850 Innovative Precision __ 801-334-6317 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 King’s Peak Manufacturing 801-337-5920 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 Premier Technology Inc __208-785-2274 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 Hirsh Precision Products__ 303-530-3131 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Kingʼs Peak Manufacturing 801-337-5920 Machinists Inc ______ 800-244-4130 Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Pillar Machine _____ 801-965-1900 Prec. Machʼd 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 Hirsh Precision Products__ 303-530-3131 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 Custom Design & Mfg ___435-257-0668 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 Flex-Pro __________ 480-773-3239 LAYKE, INC_________602-272-2654 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Leading Edge Machine __435-563-9425 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 Micropulse West _____ 480-966-2300 Pillar Machine _____ 801-965-1900 Mountain View Machine 435-755-0500 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Newport Tool _______801-295-7411 Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 Machining: Swiss Pillar Machine _____ 801-965-1900 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 Radtech _________ 303-789-4247 Denver Precision Products_ 303-469-1771 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 HPMP ___________ 801-619-9850 RP Machining ______ 719-550-1724 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407 Skydandee Mfg _____ 801-774-8031 S.A.Composites _____ 970-776-3877 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 The Toolroom Inc. ____ 801-773-6331 Teton Machining ______208-642-9344 Machining: Precision Machining: Turning A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 Acu-Tec CNC ________303-365-9245 Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 AzMark __________480-926-8969 CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 Bar-S Machine______ 928-636-2115 Cornerstone Machine __ 801-731-8862 Custom Design & Mfg ___435-257-0668 Elite Machine _______801-710-7891 Flex-Pro __________ 480-773-3239 Denver Precision Products_ 303-469-1771 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 DRP Machine ______ 801-699-4372 EPOCS Mfg ________970-535-4540 Kingʼs Peak Manufacturing 801-337-5920 Faustson_________ 303-420-7422 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 Hirsh Precision Products__ 303-530-3131 Newport Tool _______801-295-7411 HPMP ___________ 801-619-9850 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 LAYKE, INC_________602-272-2654 RP Machining ______ 719-550-1724 Leading Edge Machine __ 435-563-9425 Precision Machined Prod. _ 970-482-7676 Machinists Inc ______ 800-244-4130 TVT Die Casting ______800-280-2278 Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Machining: R & D Acu-Tec CNC ________303-365-9245 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494

Mountain View Machine__ 435-755-0500 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Premier Technology Inc __208-785-2274

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Molds Steel DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 Aero Tech ________ 801-292-0493 Arizona Finishing ____602-438-4443 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414

RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 RP Machining ______ 719-550-1724 Teton Machining ______208-642-9344 Weiser Engineering _ 303-280-2778 Machining: Ultra-Precision Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 MANUFACTURING A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 CAID Industries _____435-890-8823 Elite Machine _______801-710-7891 Group Mfg Serv _____480-966-3952 Kingʼs Peak Manufacturing 801-337-5920 Electromechanical Design CAID Industries _____435-890-8823 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 Composites S.A. Composites _______970-776-3877 Contract Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 Teton Machining ______208-642-9344 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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 Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech ________ 801-292-0493 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 METAL STAMPING Qualtek _______ 719-598-3394 X23 Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Hi-Production Precision Stamping Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping _ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 MOLDS Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 Maverick Mold & Machine 970-535-4604 Molds: Plastic Injection Lifetime Products _____801-728-1260 Maverick Mold & Machine 970-535-4604

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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 BC Tool & Cutter Grinding _713-638-0303 Tool Coating BC Tool & Cutter Grinding _713-638-0303 Tool Refurbishing BC Tool & Cutter Grinding _713-638-0303 WATERJET CUTTING Diversified Metal Services _801-972-6093

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

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