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Wow, our manufacturing industry in the US forged ahead through unprecedented obstacles this past year and a half, and we have clearly shown remarkable resilience. It has paid off, as by all indicators, our industry is poised for continued growth over the foreseeable future ahead. Per the National Association of Manufacturing (NAM), manufacturing activity remains robust, especially demand, with the U.S. economy continuing to rebound from the sizable declines in spring 2020. Its findings demonstrate that real GDP and manufacturing production now exceeds pre-pandemic levels, which is encouraging. In fact, when the NAM survey participants were asked when they expect revenues to return to pre-pandemic levels, more than half (58.6%) said that their revenues had already rebounded. Similar projections are provided in Deloitte’s 2021 Manufacturing Industry Outlook, where 63% of manufacturing executives reported feeling somewhat or very positive in their business outlook. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM)’s most recent projections derived from a Q2 survey this year showed the following projections for 2021:

• Manufacturing Revenue Growth of 7.2% • Investment in Capital Equipment to increase by 8.7% • Capacity Utilization of 88.3%

In the ISM survey, key is the number of participants who anticipate positive business indicators. For example, nearly 60% expect revenues to grow this year, with only 8% projecting a decline (the remainder expect a flat 2021). Likewise, in the ISM survey, respondents forecasted an 8.7% increase in capital expenditures in 2021, much higher than their year-end 2020 forecast of 2.4%. Summarizing, industry researchers clearly show projected revenue growth, increased capital expenditures, and healthy capacity utilization. Still, in all surveys, significant challenges remain. In particular, NAM’s study cites that in addition to rising costs, other top challenges in the third quarter include the inability to attract and retain a quality workforce (80.0%), supply chain challenges (79.8%), transportation and logistics costs (69.1%) and rising health care and insurance costs (52.2%). What does this all mean for us in the manufacturing industry? I believe it means that those who put in place plans to mitigate the challenges will emerge much healthier than those who do not. I met with a company recently who saw their highest revenues and profitability ever last year, during our Pandemic. How did they do this? Well , a number of factors contributed to this. For one, they brought in new business with more complex parts, and this meant higher margins. 2nd, they invested in new machine tools and software that reduced their dependence on skilled employees. In fact, they operated last year with 10% less employees than they had in the previous year, while increasing revenues by more than 30%. In closing, I encourage you to have the vision to see obstacles as opportunities. Your business will most assuredly be the better for it. And until next issue, God bless our troops, our Front liners, and our manufacturing industry.

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Metalforming companies expect business conditions during the next three months to continue to prove challenging, according to the September 2021 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. Prepared monthly, the report provides an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 114 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada. PMA’s September report shows that only 26% of metalforming companies forecast an increase in economic activity in the next three months (decreasing from 29% in August and down 10% compared to July), 56% predict no change (compared to 57% last month) and 18% anticipate a decline in activity (increasing from 14% in August). Sixty-one percent of respondents reported an increase in lead times, slightly down from 64% in August. “The September PMA Business Conditions Report reflects the fact that members are facing continued uncertainties related to the supply of raw materials to meet demand, the ongoing chip shortages that are impacting large customers and the continued shortage of workers,” said PMA President David Klotz. “Lead times and skyrocketing prices for raw materials, particularly steel, but also for aluminum, copper, brass and other metals, continue to grow and now extend into 2022 in some cases. The difficulty in finding and maintaining skilled workers is also a major focus for PMA, with our association and members engaged in a proactive campaign to drive awareness about the great careers in our industry and programs to strengthen workforce training such as METALFORM EDU. Additionally, through our One Voice advocacy team in Washington, D.C., we continue to advocate to end the damaging Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs to help increase materials supply.” Announcements Con’t Next Page


Announcements Continued Metalformers also expect a decrease in incoming orders in the next three months, with 35% forecasting an increase in orders (compared to 41% in August), 42% predicting no change (the same percentage as last month) and 23% anticipating a decrease in orders (compared to 17% in August). Current average daily shipping levels remained fairly steady in September, with 49% reporting an increase (compared to 46% in August), 36% reporting no change (decreasing from 42% last month) and 15% reporting a decrease (compared to 12% in August). Four percent of responding metalforming companies had a portion of their workforce on short time or layoff in September, compared to only 2% in August. Full report results are available at https://www.pma. org/public/business_reports/pdf/BCREP.pdf. PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $137-billion metalforming industr y of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other valueadded processes. Its more than 850 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the indus-

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The Air Force has grown more open about securing satellite systems from cyberattacks. It has hosted satellite hack-athons at computer hacker conventions in recent years, and its second “hack-a-sat” competition offering teams $10,000 is slated for December.

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Ball Aerospace’s work under the new contract is specifically for the Air Force Research Lab. The organization also selected Booz Allen Hamilton for the multiple-award contract doing similar work. Ball Aerospace is the 5,200-employee aerospace technologies arm of Westminster-based Ball Corp., the aluminum beverage can manufacturing giant.The aerospace company makes communication antennas used in the F-35 Strike Fighter jets, satellite bodies and instruments, and a range of other aerospace technologies. — including the mirrors for NASA’s soon-to-be-launched James Webb Space telescope, and its predecessor, the Hubble Telescope — and regularly works on classified space and aviation projects for the U.S. military and intelligence agencies.

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• Anodize Type I, II, III • Black Oxide • Brush Cadmium • Brush Nickel • Cadmium Plating • Chemfilm/Alodine • Chrome Plating • Copper Plating • Dry Film Lube • Electroless Nickel • LHE - Low Hydrogen Embrittlement • Manganese/Zinc Phosphate Plating • Olive Drab • Passivation • Prime/Painting • Silver Plating • Sulfamate Nickel • Thin Dense Chrome Plating • Zinc Nickel

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Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman invest in space company relocating to Colorado

ing how satellite networks are planned, could be a financial game changer for the industry.

A space startup moving its headquarters to the Denver area has landed financial backing from two of the industry’s biggest names, including the area’s biggest aerospace employer.

The company’s 21,000-employee Lockheed Martin Space division, which makes satellites and spacecraft and related technologies, is headquartered in Jefferson County at a campus where more than 8,300 people are based.

Orbit Fab Inc. closed a $10 million financing round that was led by Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Asymmetry Ventures, of San Francisco. Orbit Fab, currently based in San Francisco, bills itself as a company building technologies for a refueling service for satellites in orbit, which it likens to being a gas station in space. “Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin both see clear value in on-orbit refueling to create a bustling in-space economy,” said Jeremy Schiel, Orbit Fab co-founder, in a written statement. “It’s great to see two aerospace and defense leaders embracing this technology. Their investment will help drive the adoption of our on-orbit refueling services and allow us to support the growing satellite servicing industry.” The affordable servicing of satellites in orbit — refueling, repairing and repositioning them — is a sort of holy grail of the space industry. Satellites are costly to build and to launch. Many satellites could continue working long past when they’ve run out of fuel to maintain their orbital position. Prolonging their functional life by refueling them, and potentially changA Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain • 2

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Lockheed Martin Space has worked on servicing technologies for military and commercial satellites, said Chris Moran, vice president, executive director and general manager of Lockheed Martin Ventures. “Our charter is to strategically invest in smaller technology companies focused on innovative technologies within our existing businesses, and Orbit Fab fits this criteria," Moran said. Orbit Fab has another connection to the business. Wanda Sigur, a retired vice president and deputy with Lockheed Martin Space’s civil space business, worked with Orbit Fab in 2019. By Greg Avery – Senior Reporter, Denver Business Journal


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MMT Productivity Is Helping To Grow The Pool For Skilled Manufacturing Employees Through The Gene Haas Foundation

Haas Foundation Scholars will be provided additional training on the CNC mill and through a multi-year process become ‘trainthe-trainers’ for the shop’s mill. The machine shop, located in the basement of Brown Hall, is home to two Haas CNC mills and two desktop mills.

MMT Productivity Inc. is pleased to announce to educational organizations scholarship monies and grants provided through the Gene Haas Foundation, established in 1999, by Haas Automation, Inc. Founder and CEO Gene Haas. Mark Smith, Vice President and General Manager of MMT Productivity, says, “Gene has long recognized that the future of manufacturing in the United States – and around the world – depends directly upon the availability of skilled workers. Expanding the pool of skilled workers hinges on recruiting more young people to pursue careers in manufacturing, and creating state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing training programs to ensure that graduating students have the skills necessary when they enter the workforce.” Recognizing a growing need for skilled manufacturing employees industry wide, the Gene Haas Foundation expanded its mission to include support for manufacturing training programs throughout North America and beyond. By providing scholarship grants, sponsoring individual and team CNC competitions, and partnering with the very best CNC training programs in the world, the Gene Haas Foundation helps expand the availability of high-quality manufacturing technology training worldwide. The Gene Haas Foundation donates millions of dollars every year to manufacturing education and the communities where Haas Automation Inc. facilities are located. In 2020, the Gene Haas Foundation provided more than $17 million in grants, bringing the total since inception to more than to $100 million. By providing scholarship grants, sponsoring individual and team CNC competitions, and partnering with the very best CNC training programs in the world, the Foundation helps expand the availability of high-quality manufacturing technology training worldwide.

Hear About Some Local Gene Haas Foundation Awards Colorado School Of Mines, Colorado Colorado School of Mines’ Mechanical Engineering Department has been awarded a $12,500 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF) for student scholarships in 2021 for student workers in the ME Instructional Machine Shop. Mines ME uses the GHF Haas grant to fund specialized multi-year fellowships for students who work in the Mechanical Engineering Machine Shop. The Gene 56 20

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Bridgerland Technical College, Utah Gene Haas Foundation dignitaries were welcomed to Bridgerland Technical College this past May to commemorate the donation of a $250,000 grant utilized in remodeling the Machining Technology department, classrooms, and laboratory. Wes Chambers, Department Head of the Machining Technology program, commented, “Thanks to the generous grant from the Gene Haas Foundation, we were able to update the lab to make it function more like the local machine shops, which really elevates the hands-on training the students get to enjoy in this program.” Vance Briggs, High School Instructor for the Machining Technology program, said, “What I’m most excited about has been the expansion of the classroom. We have increased our class space and the computers by 50%, which I am excited about. It will allow me to let in students in who may have previously been turned away because of lack of space.” During the event, the Gene Haas Foundation also donated an additional $30,000 in scholarship money to be utilized by students in the Machining Technology program. Frank Stewart, Chief Development Officer, said, “The impact and influence that Mr. Gene Haas has had for both high school and college students in technical education and machining specifically is exponential. Scholarships and equipment support give our students a big leg up in gaining their education and a rewarding career.”


Central New Mexico Community College, New Mexico In August, 10 hard-working students in CNM’s Machine Tool Technology program were awarded the Gene Haas Scholarship. The Gene Haas Scholarship is awarded to students who are enrolled in a machine program and who have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Winners each get $1,650.

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The CNM students received their scholarships during a small ceremony where they got to meet with Danny White who has worked with Haas for 27 years. “If it weren’t for Danny, we wouldn’t know about the scholarship and therefore, wouldn’t have it. We’re very appreciative,” says Marcel Hesch, an instructor in CNM’s Machine Tool program. Many of the students have exciting futures in front of them. Lucas Varela, one of the scholarship winners, is starting an apprenticeship at Sandia Labs and credits both CNM and faculty member Marcel Hersch for his success.

Front Range Community College, Colorado Students will get more h e l p p ay i n g f o r t h e i r manufacturing education and training—on their way to careers in a booming industry. The Gene Haas Foundation has awarded Front Range Community College $17,500 in grants to support student scholarships and other program needs at the college’s Center for Integrated Manufacturing. In June, Chad Wadsworth of MMT Productivity — the local Haas Factory Outlet in Denver — presented a check to FRCC faculty member George Deeb and his students. The Gene Haas Foundation has been providing funding for FRCC’s manufacturing scholarships since 2015. The total amount awarded to the college to date is now $118,500. The scholarship funds will help students pay for their classes at FRCC, preparing them to move into jobs in the manufacturing industry. The money will boost the college’s program in precision machining, and will also support the manufacturing industry in Colorado.

MMT Productivity’s Hope Riska and Bryan Johnson Presenting a check to Brigham Young University, Utah

MMT Productivity’s Danny White Presenting a check to Dona Ana College, New Mexico

The shortage of skilled machinists in the state — and across the US — has reached a critical level, according to FRCC machining faculty member George Deeb. “I get at least three emails a week from local employers who are looking for employees. Every one of our students who wants a job upon completion of the program gets one.” Mark Smith says, “ The Gene Haas Foundation is so beneficial in expanding the availability of high-quality manufacturing technology training worldwide, and we want our customers who are educational institutions throughout New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Idaho .and Wyoming to take advantage of these monies.” To learn more about the Gene Haas Foundation and grants available, visit https://ghaasfoundation. org/content/ghf/en/education-grants.html. You can also contact the team at MMT Productivity Inc by visiting their website at mmtproductivity.com

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Sierra Space Hires Hundreds In Colorado For Sprint To Dream Chaser Launch

Sierra Space has been hiring steadily in Louisville, adding dozens of people to its payroll in recent months despite the pandemic and posting 100 new job openings. The aim is to get the company’s Dream Chaser spaceplane built and ready for missions delivering cargo to the International Space Station for NASA starting in November 2022.

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“It’s 15 months away from being ready to launch, 10 months until we ship it out. That’s why we’re working around the clock,” said Janet Kavandi, a top executive with Sierra Space and an ex-NASA astronaut and executive. www.datron.com

Slower development of the Dream Chaser has pushed back its first flight by about two years from the original plan. The company has restructured to quicken its metabolism, and it’s determined to make its launch deadline, Kavandi said. NASA contracted the Dream Chaser to fly six crewless missions delivering cargo to the ISS, and earlier this year added a seventh. Once Dream Chaser is successfully flying to the ISS, Sierra Space plans to complete a crew version of Dream Chaser able to ferry people into orbit, which is key to Sierra Space’s goal of building its own commercial space station by 2028 and offering research space in orbit and tourism stays. The Dream Chaser spaceplane is designed to be launched atop a rocket but fly back to land on a runway, like a smaller and fully autonomous version of NASA’s space shuttles. Sierra Space sees making its space station a tourist destination as well as a research outpost, predicting tourist visits there will have a powerful impact on people, one that’s bigger than the brief trips to the edge of space that Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin or Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic offer. Kavandi spent 33 days in orbit across three Space Shuttle missions for NASA in the late 1990s and early 2000s, one of which helped build the ISS, another mapped the planet, and the third included a stay on Russia’s Mir space station. By Greg Avery – Senior Reporter, Denver Business Journal

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What Will It Take For Electric Vehicles To Create Jobs, Not Cut Them?

The report, released Wednesday by the Economic Policy Institute, concluded that it would take government subsidies focused on developing a domestic supply chain and increasing demand for U.S.-made vehicles to avoid job losses. It found that without additional government investment, the industry could lose about 75,000 jobs by 2030, the year by which Biden wants half the new vehicles sold in the country to be electric. By contrast, the report said, if government subsidies were targeted to increase the portion of electric vehicle components that are manufactured domestically, and to increase the market share of U.S.-made vehicles, the industry could add about 150,000 jobs by the end of the decade. “That’s the payoff — making the sector a center of good jobs again,” said Josh Bivens, an economist who is one of the report’s authors. “If we don’t try to react proactively with good policy we’ll see continued downward pressure on the number of good jobs.” Looming over the transition to electric vehicles is the fact that they have substantially fewer moving parts than gasoline-powered ones and require less labor to manufacture — about 30% less, according to figures from Ford Motor. The vehicle-manufacturing industry employs a little under 1 million people domestically, including suppliers. There are essentially two ways to offset the projected job losses: to increase the proportion of each vehicle’s parts that are made domestically — specifically in the powertrain, the key parts and systems that power a car — and to sell more vehicles assembled in the United States. Bivens and his co-author, James Barrett, an economic consultant, examine the effects of doing both. They note that roughly three-quarters of the parts in the powertrain for a U.S.-made gasoline vehicle are produced domestically, versus less than half of the parts in the powertrain of a U.S.made electric vehicle.

When President Joe Biden announced his multitrillion-dollar jobs plan in March, it included nearly $175 billion in spending to encourage Americans to buy electric vehicles. The money would help ensure “that these vehicles are affordable for all families and manufactured by workers with good jobs,” the White House wrote at the time. Now, as Biden’s plan wends its way through Congress, a liberal A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Raising the proportion of domestic content in electric vehicles so that it mirrors gas-powered ones could save tens of thousands of jobs a year, they estimate — potentially more than half the likely job losses that would arise without additional government action. But to transform likely job deficits into job gains, Barrett and Bivens find, it is necessary to increase the market share


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of U.S.-made vehicles. According to the study, the percentage of vehicles sold in the United States that are made domestically has hovered around 50% over the past decade. If it were to rise to 60%, the authors conclude, the industry could gain more than 100,000 jobs in 2030. By Noam Scheiber – The New York Times

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Raytheon Buys Fast-Growing Colorado Space Company Raytheon is buying a homegrown Denver-area aerospace company for the second time in a year as the defense giant bulks up its satellite manufacturing capabilities. The Waltham, Massachusetts-based company reached a deal to buy Centennial-based SEAKR Engineering, a fast-growing maker of advanced satellite electronics and computing systems, and make it a wholly owned subsidiary. SEAKR Engineering is a 540-employee business that has been family owned since its founding in 1981. It was formed by retired Air Force Col. Ray Anderson, a veteran of

military space surveillance programs who launched the 4/6/2020 2:04:17 PM company with his three sons and today is SEAKR’s chairman. The name SEAKR is an acronym using the Anderson family members’ first initials. The company makes semiconductors able to withstand radiation in orbit and designs circuitry to give a satellite computing power and memory to handle sensors and instruments. “SEAKR Engineering is a forward-leaning business with a determined drive to innovate and do the work necessary to make advancements that enable new possibilities in space,” said Scott Anderson, president and co-founder of SEAKR Engineering. “Being able to leverage the strengths and expertise of the Raytheon Technologies team, we will have the ability to build on our industry-leading products as part of a larger talented team equally committed to our customers, employees and values.” The company had, in recent years, begun making more complex computing systems for small satellites, landing prime contracts to develop the “brains” of small satellites being tested by the U.S. military.It also has been landing an increasing amount of work on systems for companies developing commercial small-satellite fleets of dozens or hundreds of orbiters. By Greg Avery – Senior Reporter, Denver Business Journal A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Apprenticeships and Workforce Development Programs Are Having a Moment The manufacturing skills gap has been a topic of discussion for several years. According to a 2021 Deloitte study, it is estimated that by 2030, there will be 2.1 million manufacturing jobs that will need to be filled. Finding employees who are trained, skilled workers is becoming more critical in a post-pandemic world, and meeting this demand is requiring manufacturers to begin thinking outside the box when it comes to future labor force planning. As technology in the manufacturing industry continues to move forward, and career manufacturers begin to retire out, it is also becoming apparent that the skills required for success are growing more complex. Manufacturers that have participated in apprenticeship programs are taking control of the skills gap and labor deficit while also setting themselves up for success in the future. Although newer to America, apprenticeships have been an integral part of the world’s economic landscape for years. In fact, a 2016 U.S. News and World Report article reported that America is beginning to look at the benefits of incorporating an apprenticeship system similar to that of Europe. With the average cost of a college degree rising to more than $35,000 a year for most students, and the guarantee of a job to support student loans upon graduation dropping, skilled-trade work and apprenticeships are becoming more appealing to those entering the workforce. Why apprenticeships? A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Apprenticeships offer benefits for both employers and students. For manufacturing companies, apprenticeship programs provide a way to address the impending skills gap while mitigating the current labor shortage. Employees who go through an apprenticeship program tend to be more loyal and are often able to adapt to change and perform tasks more quickly than those not hired from within the company. Ninety-one percent of apprentices stay at the job where they received training, and employers receive an average of $1.47 back in increased productivity for every dollar spent on apprenticeship. Additionally, companies that offer apprenticeships can train employees to operate within their facility’s culture and environment from the onset of the professional relationship. Finally, apprenticeship programs can benefit the entire industry by changing misconceptions that manufacturing lacks career paths and employees work in dark, dirty, and dangerous facilities. Apprentices can see for themselves that manufacturing careers are often high-skill, high-tech, and pay more on average than jobs in other industries. Apprenticeships can be used in many fields, and with the rising A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 55education, • Nov / Dec 2020 cost of a traditional college it is 2

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Register at nuntma.org/upcoming-events likely that this path will become more normalized. Since the manufacturing industry is often considered less cutting-edge, being on the forefront of labor shortage solutions can help to turn the tide in terms of overall perception. For some students, moving from full-time education to an immediate sustainable income and career path can be more appealing than incurring debt while preparing to join the workforce. Also, once a new employee joins a manufacturing firm, there are often tuition-reimbursement programs that can help them move forward with a traditional degree, should they choose that route. Bottom line: Apprenticeships are about creating options, not limiting them. How to get involved Although some apprenticeships still occur organically, for most small and medium-sized manufacturers, the process is a little different. Reach out to your local Manufacturing Extension Partership (MEP) center to discuss what an apprenticeship program could bring to your company. Working with a local MEP center ensures that both the company seeking apprentices and the apprentice are getting top-of-the-line quality in both performance

and education. Partnering with a local MEP will help organize a thriving apprenticeship program. The centers can help manufacturers analyze their labor and skill needs, and compare them with available training programs in their area. This analysis determines things such as the type of training program needed and the length of training time required for the apprentice. From there, the company can connect with a local educational facility (high school or college) to coordinate the apprenticeship and what certification the apprentice will receive when their training is completed. Once this is established and relationships are formed, qualified apprentices will be available to fill your job openings and fulfill your future growth goals. Skills gap and labor market future Because apprenticeships are not the first options presented to individuals preparing to enter the workforce, it will take success stories to change the narrative. Parents, teachers, and career counselors usually encourage a college degree because that was historically the best route for a financially successful future. Manufacturers can provide a viable alternative. By offering apprenticeships, manufacturers can bridge the skills gap and labor shortage, and change the perception of manufacturing as a compelling career path. If you have been considering implementing an apprenticeship program, or if you have questions about whether this route could be beneficial to your manufacturing company, contact your local MEP center so you can get moving in the right direction Source: Quality Digest, By: Torsten Schimanski A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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The considered the baseline option Laboratory, of a Patriot system an AESA Utahanalysis State University Space Dynamics Northwith Logan, Utah,radar, has abeen Patriot AESA radar with three antenna arrays (enabling Patriot to see behind awarded a $50,000,000 ceiling contract for Aerospace Dominance itself), a multifunction controlprovides radar (MFCR), an MFCR with a surveillance Systems Support. Thisfire contract for research, development, analyradar, andengineering the Marine Corps’ Ground/Air Task Oriented and Radarmodernization (G/ATOR) made sis, and support for the development of by Northrop Grumman. Department of Defense systems. Work will be performed in North Logan, Utah, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 16, 2027. This award is The at the risk and the cost associated with each in order the Army resultlooked of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2021 3400alternative operations and to fully integrate them into its future Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense maintenance funds in the amount of $850,955 are being obligated at the (AIAMD) Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS). Northrop is time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill AirGrumman Force Base, developing and will field IBCS — the brains of the future missile defense system Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8218-21-D-0004). — in fiscal year 2019. Sierra Nevada Corporation, Centennial, Colorado, was awarded an And the analysis considered the growth potential for each option to defend against $183,000,000 single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity conan evolving lower-tier threat, according to the slides. tract (H92408-21-D-0004) for Integrated Tactical Mission Systems engineering and integration support. This requirement aims to bring Special To focus the study, the Army made several assumptions. For one, it assumed that Forces a system-of-system aircraft computer interface allowing multiple, any alternative could be fully integrated into the AIAMD network. Raid vignettes contrasting systems to better communicate for more synchronized system were designed to represent a single battery’s capability. feedback. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,956,315 are being obligated at the of award. The Army also evaluated the cost based on 91 procured radars — time four prototypes This contract was a sole-source award and is in accordance with Federal and 87 production assets — and 485 launchers consisting of four prototypes and Acquisition Regulation 6.302.1. U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, 481 production assets. Florida, is the contracting activity.

The service figured the program schedule would reach initial operational capability L3 Technologies City, Utah, was would awarded ideally by fiscal yearInc., 2026Salt and Lake procurement quantities stay aat $35,409,911 15 battalions modification (P00005) to contract W58RGZ-21-F-0144 for the Manned A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 72 • Jan / Feb 2019 as described in a Nov. 7, 2014, materiel development decision. Unmanned Teaming hardware and technical/engineering support for 2

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Overall, the Army determined the baseline Patriot option one received. Work locations and funding will be had the highest operations maintenance However, determined with each and order, with ancosts. estimated the Patriot upgrades within Army’s target and completion date ofstay June 23, the 2023. U.S.cost Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, would show improvements over the baseline option inisadthe contracting dressing threats. activity. United Launch Services LLC, Centennial, Colorado, Replacement alternatives with X-band interceptor communihas been awarded a $10,666,286 firm-fixed-price cation arrays were determined to be the most costly, exceeding modification to the previously awarded Army cost targets.(P00024) But they “have most improvement” over FA8811-19-C-0002 contract for Delta the baseline Patriot, according to the slides. IV heavy launch services. The contract modification is for Space Launch Complex (SLC)-37 non-routine faG/ATOR’s average procurement unit cost is between $147 cility expenses. Work will be performed at Cape million and $254.6 million, MFCR is predicted to cost $223.9 Canaveral Space Force Station, and is is million per copy and the MFCR with a Florida, surveillance radar expected to be completed by Oct. 1, 2022. Fiscal estimated to cost $326.4 million. 2021 missile procurement funds in the amount of $10,666,286 be — obligated at theneed time ofmonths award,to The G/ATOR will system which would 118 and the total cumulative face value of the contract move through the acquisition cycle — was assessed as having is $1,304,953,956. Space Systems Command, Losrisk high schedule risk in both the technology maturation and Angeles Force Base,and California, is theThe contractreduction Air phase (TMRR) the EMD phase. program ing activity. could see schedule slippage, the Army predicts, anywhere from 14 to 18 months. Ball Aerospace, Boulder, Colorado, has been awarded a $9,700,000 requirements contract for The Army concluded that upgrades and replacement radar repair of the B-2 Antenna Electronics Unit. This options take nearly the same amount of time to field. The contractPatriot provides forreach depot level repair services baseline would initial operational capability for the B-2 Electronics Unit. Work will be performed in fiscal year 2027, upgraded Patriot in early fiscal 2028, in Boulder, Colorado, and is expected to be comMFCR and MFCR with surveillance capability in late fispleted by Sept. 16, 2026. This award is the result of cal ‘28. G/ATOR would take the longest to reach initial a non-competitive acquisition; no funds are being operational capability, according to the slides, reaching the milestone past fiscal 2029.


obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8539-21-D-0012).

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L3 Harris Technologies Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded a $23,386,618 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Air Force and Army Anti-Jam Modem Half Transport Rack U.S Air Force Airborne Modem. This contract provides for the purchase of 16 pre-production units under the delivery order. The location of performance is Salt Lake City, Utah; and Camden, New Jersey, and work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2023. This award is the result of a Fair Opportunity competitive acquisition in which two solicitations were mailed and one offer received. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,888,716 were obligated at the time of award. Space Systems Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity. (FA880821-F-0001) Merrill Corp., doing business as Mission Support Inc. (MSI), Clearfield, Utah, was awarded a $16,681,040 modification (P00004) to previously awarded contract FA8119-21-C-0001 for the repair of the B-52 struts. Work will be performed in Clearfield, Utah, with an expected completion date of Jan. 11, 2022. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colorado, was awarded a $200,000,000 multiple award, indefinitedelivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixedfee task orders for research and development. This contract provides for innovative research and development in order to identify, mitigate and protect avionics systems against cyber‐attack, and prototype agile, next‐generation platform and system of systems architectures to enable rapid integration and fielding of enhanced mission system capability. The location of performance is Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and work is expected to be completed by Aug. 23, 2028.

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Mechanical inspection of small machined and stamped parts: Open setup Use of CMM & Vision Systems to perform inspections CMM & Vision Systems Programming experience First Article, In-Process, and Final Inspection Calibration per MIL-STD-45662 Familiarity with MIL Specs Blueprint Reading Familiarity with ISO 9000:2001 Ability to Create Quality Plans (SPC, Control Plan, Final Inspection) Written and Verbal Communication Skills

On The Job Training Available • Moving Expenses Negotiable

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of an inch and/or microns. Include the concept of negative values because adjustments CNC operators make always include a polarity.

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5 Things New CNC Operators Must Know Shops are hiring CNC machine operators that show aptitude versus experience. Despite this, there are five fundamental building blogs that be understood before true training can begin. Today’s manufacturing companies find it nearly impossible to find and hire qualified CNC machinists. Indeed, most find it difficult to find people that have any shop experience at all. Instead, they must hire people who simply show an interest in and (hopefully) have aptitude for manufacturing – and train them from scratch. What should new CNC machinists know? There are five subjects that would-be CNC machinists must understand before they can spend meaningful time on a specific CNC machine tool. 1. Shop safety - First and foremost, newcomers to manufacturing must understand that the shop floor is a dangerous place. You must convey general concerns in two areas: safety equipment that workers use and safety practices to which they must adhere. Also include any unique safety issues with which your company contends. 2. Shop math - You must ensure that newcomers can use a calculator to add, subtract, multiply and divide. CNC operators must be able to repeatedly perform simple calculations without making any mistakes. In addition, be sure your people can communicate values properly, down to ten-thousandths A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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3. Blueprint reading - Anyone working with CNC machines must be able to interpret a 3D workpiece from a series of 2D views on an engineering drawing. This involves understanding line types (visible, hidden, center, section, etc.) and orthographic projection. Fortunately, CNC operators will have a finished workpiece (machined during setup) for reference and comparison. Operators must also be able to interpret dimensions to judge the size of each workpiece attribute. 4. Tolerance interpretation - Newcomers must understand that every workpiece attribute has an amount of allowable error, whether it be specified or implied. The kind of tolerance that is of most concern to CNC operators is the dimensional tolerance. Attributes with type of tolerance can be easily adjusted. Point out that dimensional tolerances can be specified in three ways: 1) plus or minus a value, 2) high and low limit and 3) plus one value and minus another. Concentrate on the methods used in your company. Be sure your new CNC operators must also know the value you expect them to target when adjustments are required, which is often the mean value. Test arithmetic skills by providing a lot of examples and practice. Ask your new CNC operators to determine whether a measured attribute is within the tolerance band. If it is not, ask them to determine the amount and polarity of the required adjustment.Newcomers should also be exposed to geometric tolerances, but let them know that workpiece attributes with these tolerances are not as easily manipulated as those with dimensional tolerances. 5. Measuring devices - Explain the two basic types: fixed and variable gages. Go into detail for any fixed gages your CNC operators use, including go/no-go gages and gages that incorporate a dial indicator. If your company incorporates different types dial indicators in your fixed gages, be sure to explain the increment value for the dial (0.001, 0.0005, 0.0001 inch, etc.). Be sure people understand the variable gages they will be using. Most common are micrometers and calipers, but again, make sure you include any others your company uses. Most gages, and especially variable gages, require practice to master. In addition, there is a certain feel, bordering on intuition, that is required to ensure good readings. Be sure to provide a lot of practice.

With these five topics understood, newcomers will be able to take measurements and determine whether the measured attribute is within its tolerance band. If it is not, they will be able to determine whether the workpiece can still be saved by removing more material. They also will be able to determine the adjustment amount (value and polarity) that will bring the workpiece attribute back to its target value. These skills are essential for anyone running a CNC machine.By: Mike Lyncht


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DIES Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Innovative Precision____ 801-334-6317 Maverick Mold & Machine__ 970-535-4604 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Prec. Mach’d Products______970-482-7676 EDM: Wire Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EDM Express_______ 800-780-7075 Innovative Precision_______801-334-6317 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300

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Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EMJD Corporation______ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Mountain View Machine __435-755-0500 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Fabrication: Filament Winding S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Fabrication: Composites S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Fabrication: Enclosures Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Fabrication: Medium & Large CAID Industries______435-890-8823 EMJD Corp__________ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Group Mfg Serv______ 480-966-39528 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Fabrication: SheetMetal Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EMJD Corporation______ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Pillar Machine______801-965-1900 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel Bandsaw LLC_________303-744-7181 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 EMJD Corp________303-761-5236

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RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining: 3D Faustson___________303-420-7422 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Faustson___________303-420-7422 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Paramount Machine___ 801-886-2755 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 41 41

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RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Machining: Aerospace ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Flex-Pro___________480-773-3239 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 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 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 Machining: Automatic StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 Machining: Ceramic O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Ceramic: Sapphire, Alumina, Silicon, Aluminum, Quartz O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Machining: CNC Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 CNC Machine& Design__ 801-531-9922 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 DMSI___________801-972-6093 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg________970-535-4540 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 GL Manufacturing______ 801-634-5894 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine__ 435-563-9425 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Quick Turn Machine____801-334-6800 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Electromechanical Design

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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 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 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 ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 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 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Machining: Milling American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 CNC Machine& Design__ 801-531-9922 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 DATRON__________ 480-826-3689 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 GL Manufacturing______ 801-634-5894 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Pillar Machine______801-965-1900 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995


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Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Machining: Mold Base Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Denver Precision______ 303-469-1771 Maverick Mold & Machine___970-535-4604 Faustson___________303-420-7422 Flex-Pro ___________ 480-773-3239 Machining: Production Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 CNC Machine& Design__ 801-531-9922 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Elite Machine________ 801-710-7891 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Leading Edge Machine___435-563-9425 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Micropulse West______ 480-966-2300 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 Mountain View Machine_ 435-755-0500 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Quick Turn Machine_____801-334-6800 Paramount Machine___ 801-886-2755 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 S.A.Composites______ 970-776-3877 Radtech____ ______303-789-4247 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 The Toolroom Inc._____ 801-773-6331 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Machining: Precision Star Precision________303-926-0559 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Machining: Prototype Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862

Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Precision Machined Prod.__ 970-482-7676 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 TVT Die Casting_______800-280-2278 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995

Machining: R & D American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Machining: Swiss CNC Machine & Design Inc__801-531-9922

Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 Machining: Turning American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine___ 435-563-9425 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Mountain View Machine___ 435-755-0500 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344

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REPAIR Bearing Surface Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 PAINTING Hydraulic Cylinder Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 CPCS___________ 303-438-8328 Rolling: thread Frontier Group_____ 602-437-2426 PAS Technologies____ 602-744-2600 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Scrap Metal Recycling Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Richards Fab_________ 801-409-0392 Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 Painting CARC ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Frontier Group________ 602-437-2426 Integrated Systems Inc__ 928-649-9600 PLATING ROUTERING, CNC Blanchard Metals Proc.__ 801-972-5590 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 SERVICES PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 AS9100 Certification Anodizing ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 BMSC___________ 602-445-9400 Frontier Group_______602-437-2426 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Calibration Services Copper Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Klontech Industrial_____480-948-1871 Electroless Nickel Western States Calibration_801-466-1700 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 SAW CUTTING Nickel/Chrome/ Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Copper SHOT PEENING Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Tin Plate SINTERING Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Western Sintering______509-375-3096 SPINNING: METAL POLISHING Metal Spinning Solutions__ 480-899-0939 PRECISION FORMING SPLINES Richards Fab________801-409-0392 Specialty Steel Services__ 801-539-8252 Thompson Machine_____505-823-1453 SPRINGS Wrico____________480-892-7800 Custom/Compression/Extension/Assembly/Torsion PROCESSING: METAL Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 Chemical Flat & Wire PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 Etching/Photochemical SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 STAMPING PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 3D Parts To Go_____801-380-7935 Frontier Metal Stamping__ 303-458-5129 PACKAGING Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995

Production Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Robotic CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Routering CNC Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Skid Manufacturing Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 ENS Welding Service__ 208-670-0538 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Small Part Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Machining: Ultra-Precision Turnkey Product Services Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 METAL STAMPING MANUFACTURING A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Hi-Production Precision CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Stamping CNC Machine & Design Inc__ 801-531-9922 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Group Mfg Serv______480-966-3952 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Precision Die & Stamping__ 480-967-2038 Precision Enterprises___ 731-642-8709 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Electromechanical Design MOLDS CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Composites Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 S.A. Composites________970-776-3877 Molds: Plastic Injection Contract Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 Molds Steel Manufacturing: Electrode DMSI_ _ __________ 801-972-6093 Wire-Tech_________ 480-966-1591 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Thompson Machine___ 505-823-1453 Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 High Production PrecisionStamping Frontier Metal Stamping__ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Aerospace Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Stamping:Deep Draw Frontier Metal Stamping__ 303-458-5129 Thompson Machine___ 505-823-1453 Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 Stamping:Design The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Stamping:Flat Forming SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Stamping:Foil Forming Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Stamping: Light SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Stamping:Precision Frontier Metal Stamping__ 303-458-5129 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453

Wrico____________480-892-7800 Stamping:Prototype Thompson Machine____ 505-823-1453 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Stamping:Short Run Thompson Machine____ 505-823-1453 Wrico____________ 480-892-7800 SWISS SCREW MCHG. Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 TESTING Testing: Non-Destructive Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Pilkington Metal Finishing___ 801-972-2146 TOOL & DIE Newport Tool________801-295-7411 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 Mountain View Machine__ 435-755-0500 Western Sintering______509-375-3096 Custom Tooling BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 Tool Coating/ Refurbishing BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 WATERJET CUTTING Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Leading Edge Machine___435-563-9425 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Robo-Jet___________208-391-7575 Southwest Waterjet-Laser__480-306-7748

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ENS Welding Service____208-670-0538 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 Pre-Fabricated Pipe Welding ENS Welding Service__ 208-670-0538 Welding: Aluminum Medium & Large Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Welding: Orbital Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Welding: Pipe ENS Welding Service__ 208-670-0538 Welding: Precision Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281

Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Welding: Robotic Frontier Metal Stamping__ 303-458-5129 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Welding: TIG Mountain View Machine____ 435-755-0500 WIRE FORMING Flat & Wire Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 ASSOCIATIONS N. Utah NTMA________ 801-337-7097 LATE BREAKING ADDITION INSPECTION EQUIP Barcode Scanners, Coordinate Measuring Mach., CMM Probes, Gauging Equipment, Optical Comparators Video Measuring Systems Hexagon __________ 303-859-7159

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