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

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Editors Corner Have you purchased any underwear lately? Underwear sales are up, and that is a good thing!

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According to a study entitled the Global Underwear Market Report 2012, sales of all types of underpants are on the rise everywhere around the world:

Announcements/Releases.................... 6-7 Feature Articles.... ....................26-27,34-35 • More than 1/4 of all underwear sales were made in Europe. More Feature Articles....................... 40-41 • The number two underwear-purchasing country was the US, Buyers Guide Equipment.................. 50-54 followed by Russia and China. Buyers Guide Processes.................... 55-61 • In the US, women’s underwear sales increased by 33% from Card Gallery...................................... 50-61 2004 to 2010. In the same timeframe, men’s underwear sales increased by 10% Index Of Advertisers.............................. 62 Editorial................................. Throughout And when people decide to go out and spend money on underwear (whether it be a Hanes 3-pack at the local Target, or some fancy lace number from Victoria’s Secret) — that means that they feel more confident in their own personal economic situation to the point where they can throw out the old, ratty stuff and splurge on something new.

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There are other interesting trends to track economic growth, and make you think “hmm”. Hemline/Skirt Length Indicator This theory suggests that the direction of the economy can be predicted based upon the average length of hems in that year’s new fashion lines. If skirts are short, markets are on the rise. Conversely, if skirts are long, markets are heading down. The rationale is that longer skirts are worn when general consumer confidence is low, demonstrating fear and lack of spending. Harvard MBA Indicator This is a long-term indicator founded in quite a bit of logic. It looks at the percentages of Harvard Business school graduates entering into various market-sensitive jobs, such as investment banking, private equity and securities trading. The indicator signals investors to exit the market if more than 30 percent of graduates take these jobs, while investors should go long if less than 10 percent of graduates move into these fields. Socks and underwear are often overlooked as necessities during economic downturns, so with sales perking up — we are seeing the end of the recession. According to research, the average 2012 hemline registered at 44.38 — 9.34 points higher than the Fall/Winter 2011 collections. Where Harvard MBAs are going to work, I don’t have statistics on. On another note, the A2Z Metalworker magazines can be viewed and read in their entirety on our website And even better, you can click on the url of every ad in this magazine and go right to their website. The magazines are seeing more than 13,000 unique page views each issue! You will read about some very successful manufacturing companies in this edition -- from Vancouver, B.C., to Boulder, Colorado, to Payette, Idaho. Contact the shops if you think they can help you with your business. Let’s continue to make 2012 a great year for manufacturing! Until next issue, I wish you the best, and God Bless our Troops!

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PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly Mail Address: PO Box 93295 Phoenix, AZ 85070 Telephone: (602) 412-7696 Website: E-mail:

CONTRIBUTORS Gene Wirth Kim Carpenter Chris Seay Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 6400 people actively engaged in the Precision Manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 18,000 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.

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Star Metals Celebrates 20 Years And Launches New Website! In April 2012 Star Metal Fluids will launch their 20th anniversary brighter and easier to use website. This will be our fourth web site in eight years and some of the improvements we are making with this launch will be more technical information for better coolant control and management, application helps and tips to assist our customers find the right MWF per the size and type of materials being machined or ground, easier search features to help our customers find their favorite or new coolant, cutting oil, lube or equipment that they need for the job.

Announcements & Releases GMN USA Announces Long Running & Best Built Spindles GMN USA is the North American subsidiary of GMN Germany. GMN is a spindle manufacturer located in Nurnberg, Germany. GMN is a world leader with over 85 years in the manufacture of precision ball bearings and high frequency grinding and milling spindles. The GMN USA facility is located in Farmington, Connecticut where they build and repair GMN spindles as well as most other manufacturers’ spindles. They also offer a full line of spindle support equipment. A2Z METALWORKER


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Makino Productivity Improved with Inertia Active Control Technology Makino announces its new horizontal machining center technology, Inertia Active Control (IAC), for improved productivity through direct-drive rotary table optimization. By effectively reducing non-cut times resulting from table rotation, IAC technology gives manufacturers improved efficiency and profitability. The foundation for IAC technology lies in Makino’s direct-drive (DD) rotary table design that provides inertia feedback from the B-axis motor to the machining center’s control system. While acceleration and deceleration rates for standard rotary tables are typically set for

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maximum inertia and weight to ensure accuracy, IAC uses data from the DD rotary table to quickly evaluate and adjust acceleration and deceleration settings to optimal levels for the specific pallet condition. IAC technology is currently available on Makino’s nx line of horizontal machining centers, the a51nx and a61nx. These 40-taper machining centers extend the capabilities of the highly successful a-series with a host of technologies for next-generation productivity, accuracy and reliability. The a51nx and a61nx feature pallet sizes of 400mm and 500mm, respectively. To find out more about IAC and other new control technologies from Makino, visit and register for the “New Control Technologies” webinar series.

training program with Mazak including Operator/Programmer training on INTEGREX machines and with Renishaw probing and Ball Bar programming and operation, as well as more extensive milling and turning training. AJ says “I love sharing knowledge and watching people succeed.”
AJ was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley. He has always had an excellent mechanical aptitude, especially with cars. AJ says, “ Working on cars has always been fun to me. I’m known in my neighborhood as the guy who changes brakes for everyone.” In his spare time AJ enjoys being with my family and playing video games.

Please welcome AJ to our team. Clark T. Smith, CMTSE, Smith Machinery Co., Inc., An ISO 9001:2008 Registered Company, 801-263-6403 office.

Smith Machinery Announces New Application Engineer

Rocky MountainTooling and Machining Association (RMTMA) Announces New Members!

Smith Machinery is proud to introduce Arthur (AJ) Tucker as our new Application Engineer. AJ has solid experience in both Mazak Mazatrol language as well as EIA/ ISO (G-code) CNC’s, primarily in turning and turn/mill applications.

New Member: Mountainside Medical Mountainside Medical is a contract manufacturer of medical devices and instrumentation, serving the surgical and orthopedic segments. They have 3 divisions with local factories in Boulder, CO and Louisville, CO. Mountainside Medical employs 118 people and is ISO 9001-13485 certified.Their core competencies are in precision CNC

Smith Machinery is going thru an extensive

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injection molding industry using manual equipment. Initially the business was run from a garage using mostly manual machines. On January 1, 1999 Aspen Machining moved into its current location in Lafayette, CO. and began acquiring more modern and sophisticated machine tools and equipment. Today, the company has a large selection of both manual and CNC machine tools to meet the needs of today’s competitive market and customer s’ demanding requirements. Capabilities include CNC and Conventional Milling, Turning, Grinding, Wire and Die Sink EDM. Please welcome William and Loren to the RMTMA! www.

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Announcements Continued multi-axis and Swiss type machining, EDM, laser cutting/welding/marking, insert molding, and complex assembly. One division is dedicated exclusively to product development for new medical products. Mountainside Medical is very pleased to be part of the RMTMA.We welcome Jim Chambers and Pete Niedecker of Mountainside Medical; New Member: Aspen Machining and Molding, Inc. Aspen Machining is a full service job shop specializing in precision machined parts. With a customer base that includes aerospace and defense, medical and dental tooling, food and beverage industry, compaction tooling, ceramic and tungsten carbide grinding, as well as a variety of other products and industries. Aspen Machining was started in 1998 by toolmakers William C. Everitt and Loren J. Mott.The company’s first jobs were building specialty fixtures for the plastic A2Z METALWORKER


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New Member: Focused on Machining RMTMA welcomes new member company, Rich Pollmiller and the folks at Focused on Machining!

Focused on Machining was founded in Feb. 2008. Our exposure to all types of machined parts and materials along with our dedicated staff is our best asset. It is not enough to simply have good equipment our machinist are the best in the industry.

At Focused on machining we pride ourselves on service. After machining we can handle special delivery and post machining processes. We have worked to many mil specs and others including RoHs. We can provide assembled parts too.

Quality is the top priority at focused on machining. We strongly believe this is the key to success in everything we do, not just in our parts, but in life as a general rule. Our parents, instructors, supervisors, and teachers have embedded this thinking into our hearts and souls to do things correctly the first time without exception.

Again, welcome to the Association!www.focusedonmachining. com

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Mitsubishi Waterjet Offers Entry-Level Production Machine MC Machinery Systems, Inc. b ro a d e n s i t s S u p p ly C h a i n Offering with the introduction of an entry-level Waterjet machine, the MWX3. This new machine is ideal for production environments and customers new to waterjet. Its solid base construction and cantilever head design make it both reliable and affordable. The Mitsubishi 720 CNC control delivers advanced programming capabilities. The unit is controlled on a 15-inch waterproof screen, with improved graphics and NC design to simplify operation. Easyto-use menu and help functions guide the operator through both programming and workpiece setup. For more information, contact 630-616-5920 or visit www.

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Announcements Continued to customers in western states. “Nobody likes to wait,” explained Coastal Metals owner, Jerry Brooks. “These days most of our customers’ customers are requiring faster deliveries. Gone is the extended backlog and the luxury of waiting extra days or even weeks for a raw material delivery,” he claimed. “Over the last 12 years we’ve been steadily increasing our inventory to stay in synch with our customers’ needs.” Earlier this year Coastal Metals added Aircraft Quality Alloy Round Bar (4140 and 4340) to its complete inventory of Commercial Quality Alloy, up to 26” diameter. Stock material includes 1018(CF and HR), 1045, 8620, TG&P Shafting, and Bronze. In addition, Coastal Metals veteran sales staff offers extensive resource knowledge, so that “no bid” is rarely found in the company’s vocabulary. For more information, see the Coastal Metals ad in this edition, or visit their website at Call: 1-800-811-7466, or email: A2Z METALWORKER

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Sandvik Coromant, the world’s leading producer of cutting tools for the metal cutting industry, has announced a new Smart Event called, “See the Whole Picture.” The drilling event is part of the Smart Event series designed to improve productivity in the metal cutting industry. The half-day event will feature technical presentations, a p p l i c at i o n t e c h n i q u e s a n d troubleshooting tips that can positively impact dr illing operations and boost performance. Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n the Smar t Event, visit www.

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Siemens Introduces Sinvert PVM UL Family of Solar Inverters Siemens Industry, Inc. further strengthens its portfolio of solar inverters with the introduction of its new Sinvert PVM UL inverter, designed for peak efficiency and maximum plant yields to convert solar energy into grid-compliant AC voltage for infeed into conventional power supply networks. The Sinvert PVM UL inverters are available in the range from 12 kW to 24 kW for small to medium sized plants in the commercial market, and are capable of delivering over 98 percent peak efficiency. With PVM12 UL / PVM16 UL / PVM20 UL and PVM24 UL models, the Sinvert PVM UL inverters are well-suited for various applications, including commercial office buildings, public spaces, such as schools and municipal buildings, roofs of industrial buildings or ground-mounted plants. Capable of outputs for PV plants up to the megawatt range, these PVM UL inverters provide a high degree of economic efficiency over the entire life cycle of a grid-connected PV system. Siemens three-phase Sinvert PVM UL inverters are compliant with IEC, UL and NFPA standards, and A2Z METALWORKER

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The Sinvert PVM UL inverters are suitable for any application that requires compliance with UL1741 and NEC690 standards, and have a NEMA 3R degree of protection in the connection box and NEMA 4 for the electronics, thus capable of indoor or outdoor installation. Cost of ownership is reduced via its rugged, fan-less and maintenance-free design with an integral surge protection standard. Its lightweight and compact design saves on installation time and space. The wide maximum power point ranges of the Sinvert PVM UL family provides the customer with flexibility, while a full output up to 40-50 degrees C enables a wide area of application and the best possible plant yields.

Dow Chemical CEO: US Needs To Train More High-Tech Workers Bloomberg News reports, “The US needs to train more people to work with technology through vocational schools and doctorate programs if it’s to reclaim its leadership in manufacturing, Dow Chemical Co. Chief Executive Officer Andrew Liveris said.” Liveris said in an interview at Bloomberg’s New York headquarters, “This is the one that keeps me up at night: The human talent issue that built this country and rebuilding it so that the American manufacturing base can truly move to advanced technologies.” Liveris “co-chairs President Barack Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, which he said will next week recommend a national focus on vocational schools that can produce workers capable of running modern factory equipment.”

Samuel Aerospace is one of North America’s top ten processors and distributors of metals, operating more than 40 facilities which are strategically located throughout Canada and the United States. Additional facilities maintained in the United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico and China extend our reach globally. Our strategically placed processing and service centers allow us to offer on time and JIT delivery services.

Samuel Aerospace alloys are available in a complete range of shapes and sizes to meet the diverse requirements of the commercial and defense aerospace markets. We stock one of the most extensive aluminum inventories in the industry. Our available aerospace aluminum offering includes:

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New technology advances defense, protects F.E. Warren Airmen The 90th Missile Wing’s robust deterrence mission added another weapon to its arsenal recently - the Remote Targeting Engagement System. The RTES is made up of several parts, including six separate M-240 machine guns, controlled remotely from command consoles. The weapons are contained in up-armored housings and outfitted with 7.62 mm armor-piercing rounds. They are strategically placed around areas requiring the highest level of protection. “The RTES is a system that keeps our people out of harm’s way, while still being able to engage the enemy,” said Tech. Sgt. Michael Firos, 90th Security Forces Squadron NCO- in-charge of RTES. The system is on a dedicated network which connects each separate weapon system with a central control center. Once an alarm sensor is tripped, the system requires dual control to activate. After activation, a security forces member uses a touch-screen console to visually identify an enemy target, and a video game-like controller is used to engage and eliminate the target. The RTES machine guns have three cameras mounted to them, with live video feed back to the console. A thermal-imaging camera, wide-angle camera and scope complete the RTES operator’s picture of the scenario. A2Z METALWORKER • A2Z METALWORKER •

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GEM Network Solutions Wins Contract GEM Companies, Inc., doing business as GEM Network Solutions, Denver, Colo., was awarded on March 15 a firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a ceiling of $24,400,000 for the Defense Information Systems Agency/Enterprise Services Directorate facilities engineering support services. Performance will be at Defense Enterprise Computing Center locations in and outside the United States. The original solicitation was issued as a competitive small business set-aside and posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website. A total of four proposals were received.


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Oshkosh Defense has completed in-theatre installation of 3,500 underbody improvement kits (UIKs) onto the US Ar my’s Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) vehicles in Afghanistan. Working in collaboration with the MRAP Joint Program Office (JPO), the company completed the installation process in less than seven months to provide warfighters with new levels of protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs) threats. The MRAP JPO established 10 installation sites in Afghanistan for the programme, while Oshkosh designed the lean process flow and specified, procured, packaged and delivered the tooling required to support the installations. Oshkosh Defense Joint and Marine Corps Programs vice president and general manager John Bryant said the company uses a modular approach to vehicle design, allowing the M-ATV and several other fielded platforms to accept a wide range of upgrades in-theatre as threats evolve. Apart from increasing the vehicle’s protection level beyond the initial requirements, the kits also help to keep soldiers safe on the battlefield without limiting mission-critical off-road mobility of the vehicle. The kits, also known as C-Kit armour, are similar to the M-ATV’s bolt-on armour and can be installed in-theatre without requiring welding or major fabrication process.


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To date, more than 400 UIKs have been ordered by the Army for its Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4 fleet in Afghanistan. Oshkosh has also delivered more than 500 new M-ATVs with factoryinstalled UIKs to the Army. Oshkosh also manufactures UIKs for use on other trucks and is currently developing and testing UIK enhancements for a wide range of light, medium and heavy tactical wheeled vehicle platforms, including the US Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). Based on the Oshkosh medium tactical vehicle replacement (MTVR) platform, the M-ATV is an armoured vehicle operated by the Army to deliver the survivability and off-road mobility required for harsh environments in Afghanistan.

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The Army is considering plans for such an aircraft under a program called Armed Aerial Scout. Bell and AVX Aircraft Co., both of Fort Worth, are proposing to upgrade the OH-58 to higher performance. Lockheed Martin and EADS Nor th America propose adapting a civilian Eurocopter model to military configuration and are funding their own prototypes. Most analysts say that with intense budget pressures, the Army is unlikely to have funds for such a program within two years, maybe longer, which would fit into Sikorsky’s timetable. Given the profits spun off by Sikorsky’s military contracts and commercial sales, Pino says, he sees no reason the company can’t design and test aircraft to prove that it can build a combat helicopter that is faster, flies higher, is more maneuverable and carries more payload.

Sikorsky wants to develop copter without government help Facing the likelihood of tight budgets for years, the Army and the Defense Department may not have much money anytime soon to develop helicopter technology. That’s not stopping Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. from forging ahead and spending tens of millions of dollars to try to reinvent the helicopter for the military. President Jeff Pino says Sikorsky is committed to investing its own funds to build flying prototypes of the S-97 Raider, a demonstration aircraft incorporating the company’s high-speed X2 Technology, to show the military what’s possible. In a recent interview, Pino said he’s very confident Sikorsky can develop the technology and highperformance aircraft quickly and less expensively without government direction, money and oversight. “It’s kind of fun to be doing it on our own,” said Pino, a veteran Army helicopter pilot and former Bell Helicopter executive. “I think we can do these kinds of developments for one-third the cost and half the time [of a government contract]. I can do it with less people. I can do it in a Skunk Works-type environment; we call it Sikorsky Innovations.” The S-97 Raider was undertaken to demonstrate a high-speed, high-altitude scout and attack helicopter for the Army that could replace the aging OH-58D Kiowa Warrior fleet built by Bell. A2Z METALWORKER

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“Every year, we’ve increased our share, despite the downturn,” said Todd Simmons, Cirrus’ vice president of sales and marketing. “We continued to grow during economic down times.”

Amid declining shipments, however, Cirrus boosted its revenues by cutting costs and selling more fully loaded planes.

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uncertain, Cirrus is looking more to Latin America for a stable market and to China, Asia and Australia for faster growth, Simmons said. As a result, Cirrus finished 2011 with its strongest quarter since 2008. Its 89 planes shipped during the quarter included 20 SR22s delivered to the Civil Aviation Flight University of China in Luoyang, China. And in 2012, Cirrus’ shipment totals will get a boost when it delivers most of the SR-20s ordered by the U.S Air Force Academy’s Powered Flight Program. That institutional market for training aircraft is another part of Cirrus’ strategy for growth in a down market. Flight schools and governments around the world are renewing their fleets and seeking the latest safety and cockpit technologies, Simmons said.Simmons doesn’t see the industry returning to the pre-recession growth levels anytime soon. But he thinks the industry has hit bottom and will stabilize or improve slightly in 2012.

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Consider this: If China’s does economy change, and slip off its current torrid pace, its labor market will contract. All those manufacturing jobs that American companies sent there in the past few decades will come streaming back to the States. That’s the thesis from two Harvard Business School professors’ new research. What’s changing in China? To start, workers will get paid more in coming years. In the next few years, wage and benefits will increase 15% to 20% per worker at the average Chinese factory, according to the research.This would slash the incentives behind outsourced labor: By 2015, the labor-cost advantage between China and low-cost U.S. states will dwindle from 55% to 39%, and the savings gained from outsourcing will drop to single digits for many products, according to the Harvard research. And increased factory automation would reduce the primary attraction of outsourcing to China.Those robots will work just as well in American as in China—eliminating the desire for low-cast labor. All this means jobs should start to come back to the United States. From the research: “Assuming the trend continues, as we expect it to, the economic impact could be substantial, resulting in as many as 2 million, and possibly up to 3 million, U.S. jobs between now and the end of the decade. An estimated 600,000 to 1 million of these jobs would be directly in manufacturing, with the remainder in construction, orders for new equipment, supporting services, transportation and retail sales.This could increase U.S. gross domestic product by $100 billion, lower the non-oil U.S. trade deficit by 20% to 35%, and reduce unemployment by 1 to 1.5 percentage points. Americans have a fixation with the Chinese economy. We fear the country’s economy may someday outpace us—and worry they’ll become wealthier.

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Despite a brightening forecast for employment, housing and business spending, the NABE Outlook Panel of 45 economists expects consumers to continue to penny-pinch this year. They still predict spending will increase just 2.1 percent this year and 2.3 percent next year. The rate is below historical average of 2.8 percent, highlighting an economy that’s heading in the right direction, but still slowgoing. Overall, economists say they are more confident in their predictions than just a few months ago. Less than half of economists surveyed by the NABE this month call their forecasts “somewhat uncertain” or “much more uncertain than usual.” In November, more than two-thirds of respondents characterized their predictions as uncertain.

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The United States remains interested in a possible purchase of light attack aircraft made by Brazil’s Embraer despite cancelling a contract this week, a top US official said recently.

Burns said there was no link between that contract and a tough bidding war in Brazil for 36 air force fighter jets. US-based Boeing is battling for the deal worth between $4-7 billion with France’s Dassault and Swedish maker Saab.

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, on a visit to Rio de Janeiro, said the contract cancellation was not a reflection on the Super Tucano -- to be used in Afghanistan -- which he described as “a very fine aircraft.” Brazil’s foreign ministry issued a strongly-worded statement, voicing its “surprise” at the cancellation of the bid, particularly “its manner and timing.” “This development is not considered conducive to strengthening relations between the two countries on defense affairs,” the terse statement said. The Pentagon cancelled a $355 million contract with US firm Sierra Nevada Corp. and Brazil’s Embraer, and announced an investigation after a legal challenge from rival American aerospace firm Hawker Beechcraft Corp. “Embraer is a great company and the Super Tucano is a very fine

“They are two separate issues,” Burns said. “We’re convinced that the (Boeing) F18 is the best available aircraft. One thing that reflects that is that it’s the aircraft the US is going to be using for the next 20 or 30 years,” he said. “We’re convinced that the technology transfer package that we’re offering along with that aircraft is unprecedented in our relationship and is also the best of the available packages.” On the Embraer contract, US General Norton Schwartz said recently that the Air Force would move “quickly” to relaunch the contest for 20 light support planes for the Afghan military as funds for the program will expire at the end of fiscal year 2013. The contract for 20 Embraer AT-29 Super Tucano aircraft was awarded in December as part of plans to arm the Afghan military amid a NATO troop drawdown. A2Z METALWORKER

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Teton Machine Company, An Employee-Owned Company, Leverages New Technologies and Best in Class Manufacturing To Remain Globally Competitive

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Teton Machine Company is a precision machine shop located in picturesque Payette, just 60 miles northwest of Boise, Idaho. The company, celebrating 60 years in business, manufactures high precision machine parts supporting a diverse industry base that includes aerospace, defense, medical, oil and gas exploration, test equipment and the semiconductor industry. Teton Machine Company’s team has expertise in a wide range of materials including steels, aluminum, plastics, titanium and the super alloys like inconel and waspalloy. The company differentiates itself from many other machine shops around the United States in a number of ways, including: • It is 100% employee owned • ISO 9001:2008 certification • It purchases the most high-tech, automated machine tool equip- ment that can be found • It embraces best in class manufacturing principles • Its customers span the globe, with products shipped as far as Asia and Europe Employee Ownership Teton Machine opened in 1952 in a facility in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Over time, the company’s largest customers were based in Idaho, and it became advantageous to move the company to Idaho. And so in 1979, owner Rick Rupp moved Teton Machining Solutions to Payette, Idaho. Rick always planned to structure the company as an employee-owned business. In 2005, he pursued selling part of the company to his long term employees, and by 2007 the transition to a 100% employee-owned company (ESOP - Employee Stock Ownership Plan) was completed. Andy Oyervides, president of the company says, “It is a known fact A2Z METALWORKER

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that employee ownership increases production and profitability, and it improves employees’ dedication and sense of ownership. We also knew when entering into an employee owned entity, the key variable in making it work is a high degree of involvement in work-level decisions. We’ve done just that. Our employee owners tend to stay with the company and they participate in key decisions for the company.” High Tech Machine Tool Purchases Andy says, “At Teton, we are not afraid to purchase new technology if it helps us to reduce costs including labor, build better parts, reduce our lead times and increase our profitability.” He continued, “The machinery we are purchasing today allows us to manufacture parts that are so much more complex than those we were making even a couple of years ago. The key to becoming locally and globally competitive is to minimize the labor content of your operations. And the key to plant-floor labor optimization is automation. That is just the strategy at Teton Machining Solutions.” Teton Machine Company could be, for all intensive purposes, a Mazak showroom. Andy says, “When we find a really good supplier for our machine tool needs, we stick with the brand. Smith Machinery Co., our dealer for the Mazak line of machine tool products, is outstanding.They sell a great product in Mazak, and their service and support is exceptional.” Andy says the turning point in purchasing his first Mazak 12 years ago was his interaction with Clark Smith, owner of Smith Machinery. “When I met Clark at his facility in Salt Lake City, UT, Clark demonstrated a Mazak machine. Clark’s knowledge is exceptional -- he even machined a part for me. This impressed me in an machine dealer- owner, and I find that my interactions with the entire Smith Machinery team are positive.” During last year, Teton Machine Company took delivery of a new Mazak horizontal machining center and a barfeeder for one of their Mazak dual spindle multi axis lathes. The new horizontal machining center incorporates a 240 tool magazine and is connected to their sixteen position automatic pallet changer (Mazak Palletech). Andy says

the addition of this second machine - the first incorporates a 120 tool magazine - to their pallet system will more than triple the capacity for the cell. He continued, “We’ll be able to develop fixtures and processes on the first machine while the second is running production and we’ll be able to utilize the automatic pallet changer to run production while employees are otherwise occupied or not present.” Mazak’s Palletech includes a simple, yet effective scheduler, which allows jobs to be queued and prioritized for efficient “lights out” operation. Yet, when the prototype job or the emergency delivery arises, as it always does, it can be given top priority in the schedule without the need for re-organizing other work. Andy says that at Teton, there are typically 30-40 jobs set up on the Palletech on a regular basis. He adds that previously, 4 machinists were manning 4 machines, while today the new Mazak horizontal machining center is manned by one machinist, with output equal to or better than the 4 machining centers’ output combined. Andy says the Palletech cells are an effective strategy for both low-volume and high-volume requirements. Resident pallets and part fixtures make “one-off ” manufacturing economical and tombstones with multi-part fixtures serve higher production manufacturing requirements. Clark Smith of Smith Machinery Co. adds that industry statistics show a typical vertical machining center spindle will be cutting about 25% of the time in a typical 8-hour day. With a Mazak Palletech cell, spindle utilization can be increased to more than 85% and the machine can run unattended up to 24 hours. Best in Class Manufacturing Principles Teton Machine Company recently completed a re-registration audit of their Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2008 standards. Teton Machine originally became ISO 9001 registered in 2005. Additionally, the company practices Kaizen. Kaizen is a daily process, the purpose of which goes beyond simple productivity improvement. It is also a process that humanizes the workplace, eliminates overly hard work (“muri”), and teaches people how to perform experiments on their work using the scientific method and how to learn to spot and eliminate waste in business processes. In all, the process suggests a humanized approach to workers and to increasing productivity. Andy says the team at Teton first began practicing Lean manufacturing concepts and Kaizen in 2008. Teton Machine Company has also implemented Kanban. Kanban is a Japanese word that means “visual card”. Typically, Kanban is the term used for the visual and physical signaling system that ties together the whole Lean Production system. Approximately 40% of Teton’s customers participate in the Kanban system. For more information on a superior high precision machine shop, contact Teton Machine Company at 208-642-9344, or visit their website at To learn more about the entire Mazak line of machine tools, including the Mazak Palletech, contact Smith Machinery at 801- 263-6403 or visit their website at A2Z METALWORKER

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phone cameras to protect military bases and monitor whole cities for hours at a time. Many of the technologies that are being evaluated at the network integration evaluations (NIE) events at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., are commercial, off-the shelf systems. In the coming months the Army plans to evaluate commercial helicopters as potential replacements for its armed aerial scout aircraft, the Kiowa Warrior. Acquisition officials said at the conference that existing vehicles might be considered as possible alternatives to building a new infantry fighting vehicle to replace aging Bradley systems. “The only thing that could potentially ruin everything is sequestration, it’s the big problem looming over everyone’s head,” Sullivan said, referring to automatic Pentagon budget cuts of about $500 billion over 10 years that Congress would have to enforce in January unless a deal is reached to avert them.

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U.S. Defense Companies Should Remain Strong if No Sequestration Defense companies that survived broad cuts in the Pentagon’s 2013 budget proposal are likely to see their programs continue over the next five years barring additional reductions. “I think that’s a fair assessment, if there is no sequestration,” Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said at a conference sponsored by McAleese and Associates and Credit Suisse. The U.S. Defense Department plans to cut $259 billion from planned spending over the next five years, as mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011.This is part of $487 billion in defense spending cuts mandated by the law over the next decade. But DoD is facing an additional $500 billion in cuts through sequestration if Congress cannot strike a deficit-reduction deal by January 2013. “We’re going to continue to think through our situation and make adjustments and so forth as we go forward because this is a slow process of making a very major transition, but what you see is what you get,” Carter said. “We’ve thought it through pretty carefully.” Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, said he does not expect sequestration to happen.The congressman said that expiring tax cuts would cover the sequester expense, meaning no deal is necessary. A2Z METALWORKER

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Air Force acquisition executive David Van Buren called on industry to innovate in the cyber arena.“People are looking for new ideas,” he said. “For you and industry, that’s an area that you might focus on a little more.” Cyber is the only area in the Air Force budget that is growing, Gen. Norton Schwartz, the Air Force chief of staff, said. Last summer, defense officials b e g a n l o o k i n g a t D o D ’s electronic warfare portfolio for areas “where we have fallen behind in expectation,” Carter said.“Fortunately, in many cases, with a reasonable investment, we can catch up quickly. We still have the expertise in some places and government to do that.” DoD has made str ides in responding to electronic warfare over the last decade in Iraq and Afghanistan, Carter said, but these threats “aren’t as challenging” as ones the military could experience elsewhere. “For any aircraft, however capable, however stealthy, to have a chance, it needs electronic warfare,” he said. “You can’t do all of that on board.”

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Peterson Machining was a superior machine shop from its inception. The company was founded more than 2 decades ago (1989) by Todd Peterson, holding a degree in tool and die.The company launched in a small facility tucked away in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, and today it still resides there.Todd is known by his team members and his customers to be meticulous, to work closely with his customers to ensure that new products are designed with manufacturability in mind, and to strive to ensure that everything that comes out of Peterson Machining is something he and his team are proud of. His motto is, “You never let a part go out the door that you aren’t willing to sign your name to.” All was, by all standards, working very well for Peterson Machining and its customers.

Ronda says that she spent a year on her own trying to develop the manuals needed to take the company from ISO9001 Compliant to ISO 9001:2008 Certified. “It was too difficult to do while running the business with Todd on a day to day basis. We even contacted other companies, and their cost to help us to achieve this milestone was well over $10,000.”

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But beginning two years ago, company owners,Todd and his wife Ronda Turner Peterson, made some very bold moves -- intending to take Peterson Machining to the next level. Ronda says, “We were running out of space in our facility - we just couldn’t fit any more machines. The opportunity came up for us to purchase the entire building -- we were occupying about 3000 square feet, and with the purchase we now own over 14, 000 square feet. Over time, we have the availability to expand into the additional space we own.” She continued, “With the purchase of our building, we were able to take some very critical steps to support our planned new equipment.We increased the available power in the building, moved into an additional 1500 sq. Feet and made the facility temperature controlled. This enabled us to immediately make some necessary high-tech capital equipment purchases.” December of last year, the company purchased a 65 DMG MonoBlock. This 3rd generation MonoBlock machine is the culmination of over 25 years of 5 axis machining technology. Todd says this machine can meet the most demanding simultaneous 5 axis needs. Leading edge volumetric accuracies with Heidenhain scales on all 5 axis’ and optional 3D quickSET, enable the machine to automatically check and correct itself. In December of 2010 the company also purchased a Mori Seiki NL2500SY CNC Lathe Multi Axis turning center with a 20 station gantry.The Mori Seiki allows Peterson Machining to offer full Multi-Axis CNC milling & CNC lathe, prototype, short to long run production, product development and tooling. A2Z METALWORKER

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Lastly, and perhaps one of the most critical improvementsTodd, Ronda and the team made to bring their business to the next level was the decision to certify to ISO 9001:2008. “While our customers include some of the industry giants in aerospace, defense, instruments and space industries, we knew that ISO certification would enable us to grow our business with our current customers and to take on new customers”, Ronda said.

Ronda continued, “Last July, Todd saw an ad in the Metalworker magazine for an ISO Consultant, Bretta Kelly, owner of BMSC.” Todd said, “She looks like someone we could work well with, and her prices advertised are substantially less than others.” And so Ronda contacted Bretta. Bretta and Ronda began the ISO process in August of last year through emails and phone discussions. Ronda says, “Bretta’s approach to ISO 9001:2008 is brilliant. She makes the system fit the business. Bretta is so easy to work with. Her knowledge of the ISO and AS9100 Standards is vast and concise. Her consultation is “first class” Even though we did all the consultation remotely, by phone and e-mail; she always got right back with me sending updates, corrections and suggestions. I was so impressed at how on top of it she was. I never felt like I was out there on my own. She was absolutely committed to our success with getting our certification and I felt it every step of the journey.” In just a few short months, Ronda and her daughter Celeste Christopher, a 5-year employee of the company, were ready for their initial audit. Through Bretta’s support, the company additionally has all of the documentation ready for AS9100 Certification. Celeste said, “We brought in Great Western

Registrar to conduct the initial audit immediately after Christmas. A Colorado-based Great Western Registrar auditor came to do the pre-audit. Then, in January, the same Great Western Auditor came in for the formal audit and we were officially ISO 9001:2008 Certified in January.” Ronda and Celeste both agree that Ronda and Aaron they learned an enormous amount through the help of BMSC. “Our measurement and tracking of all of the processes we do in house was good before -- and now it is even better”, Celeste said. Ronda continued, “We are now formally measuring our customers’ experience working with us, and we are more organized with inventory. BMSC was outstanding! I would recommend them to any shop moving toward certification.” Peterson Machining, Inc. Background Todd learned the basics of machining complex parts from his formal schooling in Iowa. But his education really started way before Todd went to school. In fact, Todd’s father owns several patents for inventions he made in his industry, and was always building something. For this reason, Todd learned machining and the aptitude for manufacturing from a very early age. Additionally, Todd worked for a few machine shops in the Front Range after graduating from school. During these years, he worked as a as a conventional machinist, a CNC machinist as well as an automated machine builder. Steve Carper, Lead Machinist

Ronda joined the company to help her husband with the business more than 10 years ago. Though she wasn’t experienced in manufacturing, she brought into the partnership proven entrepreneurial talent. In fact, Ronda ran a martial arts school, with up to 250 students at a time, for 14 years. “Working in a manufacturing environment was different”, Ronda said, “But the 14 years I spent running a business was valuable to Peterson Machining. In fact, effective October of 2011,Todd and Ronda made the decision to make Ronda the CEO of Peterson Machining, making it officially a woman-owned company. Todd, the founder is now Chief Operating Officer. Over the last 21 years, Peterson Machining has produced parts for medical, aerospace, research and even parts that have orbited the sun. Today, the team consists of several family members, including Todd, founder: Ronda, partner and CEO; Celeste Christopher, daughter, and front office manager, and Aaron Christopher, son and machinist.Their non-family member employees have on average 5 years of tenure with the company. “We established the groundwork to improve and grow our company 2 years ago”, Ronda said, “and we are poised to take on prototype to production work. Contact the team at Peterson Machining at 303- 449-5755 or visit their website at Bretta Kelly from BMSC said, “After my first conversation with Ronda on the phone I knew

Peterson Machining would be the ideal company to do my first “virtual” ISO 9001 / AS9100C Template system with. They had the perfect attitude. They did not want to be given a system that would allow them to get a certificate on their wall, they wanted to implement an ISO 9001 system that would help make their company better! Because this was my first implementation conducted over the phone and through email we experimented with how best to communicate. Working with Ronda and her daughter Celeste over the phone was a pure joy.” Bretta continued, “What made the process so easy was how organized Ronda and Celeste were on their end. We started with sending a hard copy of the Manual, procedures, flow charts and forms organized in a controlled document book. Before sending anything electronic to them we would read through the documents/templates together and talk about their purpose and examples of how companies do things. Once the review was complete the electronic documents were sent. Ronda and Celeste would then go and map out their internal process, write the flow chart or procedure around what they do, email the document to me and set up a phone call to review. They always had a very organized list of questions for me and wanted to truly understand the intent of each document from the ISO 9001 perspective. Once the documents were written and reviewed we had my first ever Virtual Internal Audit Seminar! When they sent me their first round of internal audits that they conducted after the training to review I was so impressed, they were so thorough and truly understood the purpose and reason behind conducting audits of their processes. I knew without question they were going to have a very successful and painless Certification Audit experience because they wrote their own system, audited their own system and conducted their own management reviews of their system! I was not surprised at all when I received the phone call of their successful audit and certification to ISO 9001:2008 I was just thrilled for them!” For ISO 9001/AS9100 consulting, contact Bretta Kelly at BMSC 602-445-9400 or visit her website at Bretta is pleased to announce that Peterson Machining is the first customer she worked with throughout the process virtually. “Though I feel like I know Ronda and Celeste, we’ve actually never met!” A2Z METALWORKER

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Obama Announces $1 Billion Initiative To Boost Manufacturing CNN reported, “President Barack Obama traveled last month to a Rolls-Royce jet engine facility in Virginia, where he outlined a proposed network for manufacturers to share ‘access to cutting edge capabilities.’ Obama said the National Manufacturing Innovation Network is meant to link industry stakeholders in a national conversation about best manufacturing practices. The cost of the president’s new proposal is $1 billion, but the White House is committed to creating a pilot program using appropriated funds from various departments, rather than waiting for Congress to approve funds requested in the president’s budget.” The centers would bring together industry, colleges and universities, and government agencies, as well as invest in new technologies, to help train workers for what the president has called the manufacturing jobs of the future. Obama also announced steps to use executive authority to authorize $45 million in existing resources to develop a pilot program for those institutes. Bloomberg News reported, “Each of the technology hubs would focus on a specific manufacturing technology geared to the region, such as developing lightweight materials for use in next-generation automobiles, aircraft, ships and trains.”

Boeing Decision On 787-10 LikelyThisYear Boeing hopes to make a decision this year on the 787-10 and aims to ensure that this larger-capacity 787 avoids cannibalizing sales of the 777, another family of Boeing aircraft that also may be getting new models, the 777-8X and 777-9X. Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh said, “We will do the 787-10 by all likelihood. We’re now working through design concepts. Assuming the customer interest is there, later this year [a decision will be made], and we will have something to offer toward the end of the year.” He says the 787-10 will have a shorter range than the -9 but will be able to carry 40 more passengers, so “the economics are very good.” The fact that the 787-10 is a stretch of the 787-9 means it will be in the realm of the 777 in terms of seating capacity. Albaugh, however, suggests otherwise. “We think we’ve got a good separation between the models.There’s 15% separation between the models.We’ve spread the sizing between them, so we don’t cannibalize any one aircraft.” There have been some reports about a 777-8LX model, which promises more range, but Albaugh is dismissive. “I’ve seen something on a chart mentioning that, but I am focused on the 777-9X and 7778X,” he says, referring to the new stretched version of the 777-300ER and 777-200, respectively. Boeing has started delivering 787-8s, but has had to do some post-production fixes to the aircraft in response to concerns about delamination.


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Frizzelle says the Navy’s “level of service” requirements under the ISR services contract are similar to the quality-of-service demands built into IT outsourcing contracts. “You prebid a fixed price for a level of service and if you miss it they decrement your fee.” The Navy set requirements in areas ranging from mission duration to the resolution of full-motion video from the UAS’s electro-optical and infrared sensors.

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Overlanders Manufacturing Operates at 110% Efficiency With Advanced Muratec Equipment By Kim Carpenter Overlanders Manufacturing L.P. is a progressive sheet metal fabrication company dedicated to customer service and providing a complete manufacturing solution for their customers. If you are looking for a partner that has the latest in automation, top level value added assembly, and lean processes with ISO certification, Overlanders is the company to call. I talked with Randy Lowry, General Manager and 23 year veteran of the company about their progressive company and the tried and true methodology that continues to work for their valued customers. “Invest into your assets; Employees, Machine Tools and Automation Systems, incorporating Quality Processes to maintain the highest quality product to support our valued Customers!”, Randy said. “It’s what we’ve been doing and what we continue to do to build the business. We train all new employees through our veteran staff. With an average tenure of over ten years, we make sure the new blood gets trained the Overlanders way! We also continue to use strategic partnerships and all of our suppliers are qualified.We are ISO9001: 2000 certified and we qualify all of our suppliers through our ISO system.” Overlanders subscribes to the teachings of lean manufacturing and is currently at an unheard of 110% efficiency across the entire manufacturing facility. “Years ago we looked at how we laid out assemblies and the piles of parts we fabricated were staged everywhere”, Randy said. “We knew we could do much better, so we sent some key employees to Lean Technology classes and what we have now is a very skinny facility”, Randy jokes. “We might not be a perfect lean company, but we are very skinny and our efficiency rating speaks to this truth!” Overlanders runs bar coding for all operations within the shop and A2Z METALWORKER

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every operation of the job traveler is scanned in real time. This allows them to carefully keep a vigil on run times, scrap, on time delivery, & overall job performance. This way of doing business has allowed Overlanders to evolve to their current status as a leading and cutting edge, high tech fabricator of tubular and precision sheet metal assemblies. Randy said from early on they used Wiedemann products because of the great high quality of the machines and the accuracy. The attentive sales engineer (Ron McConnell), servicemen and service technicians (like Steve Fullerton) were and are, a key factor to the continued business with Murata/Wiedemann, which is now all under one company, called Muratec. Randy said, “Our company remains loyal and continues to buy the Muratec Automation Systems because they help us to stay very competitive and you need every advantage in this very competitive industry. Great equipment and great people are vital to success!” “If we have a problem or a challenge”, Randy says, “a service technician walks us through the situation on the phone right away and we are up and running, 99% of the time”. He continued, “If we have a major problem (which is rare) it is resolved within 17 hours or less. This is huge to our business and down time is so minimal we continue to have faith in the Muratec Automation Systems. When we have a new machine requirement we call Muratec and their Sales Engineer Ron McConnell helps us find the system that fits our requirements and gives us the advice we need for a complete manufacturing solution.” Randy elaborated, “When we purchase a new Muratec system, the service team is resident in our facility and trains our staff to run the automation system to its highest efficiency. This type of partnership allows us to stay at the leading edge and ahead of our competition.” He continued, “2010 was our best year ever for sales and profitability. It was the perfect time to acquire an automation system and machine that would bolster our productivity and ensure we can further our

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Overlanders Manufacturing was founded by a husband and wife team in 1978 as a small sheet metal manufacturing company. Over time, the company grew into a leading edge high tech fabricator of precision sheet metal and tubular products serving companies in the Pacific Northwest, U.S., and British Columbia. Their customers span such diverse industries as Agricultural, Mining, Forestry, and Home Heating Products, to name a few. The company was dedicated to customer service and this created a stable viable company that caught the interest of the current ownership, Exchange Income Corporation (EIC). In 2006 EIC purchased Overlanders Manufacturing and retained the management team to continue building the business. EIC was created to invest in profitable, well-established companies with strong cash flows operating in niche markets in Canada and the US, and to distribute stable monthly cash dividends to its shareholders. EIC invests into viable companies for long-term results and works with them to grow the business. Current subsidiaries reside in two niche business segments, aviation and specialty manufacturing. About Muratec In an era dominated by constant technological and economic change, it is rare to find a technologically based company that has been around for over 75 years, much less one that has been a leader in innovation the entire time. But Murata Machinery USA, Inc., located in Charlotte, NC, has been a world leader in forming machinery technology, specializing in sheet metal fabrication applications, service and sales of turret punch presses and material handling equipment. The roots of the sheet metal machinery department can be traced back to 1970, when the company joined up with the Wiedemann Division of The Warner & Swasey Company; which was established in Philadelphia, USA in 1916, and released the world’s first CNC turret punch press. After that, the company pursued product development and released new products one after another, including plasma arc combined machines and laser combined machines, and also

In 1994, Murata Machinery changed the evolution of the turret punch with the introduction of the first electric award winning servo punch drive — the Motorum 2000 series — which has since become a standard in the industry. Murata also launched revolutionary changes in productivity with the introduction of the first turret punch featuring a turret changer, the NPS-01, and the Motorum 2558 Hybrid, which combines electric turret punch capabilities with laser contour cutting. Today, Murata Machinery USA remains committed to the traditional values of craftsmanship with engineered products for the future.The company’s sheet metal forming division produces and markets a wide range of machines, with punching capacities ranging from 22 to 45 U.S. tons. The machine configurations range from new servo electric drive to the hydro-mechanical press with contouring options of plasma and laser, as well as a full line of stockers, loaders, and part sorting equipment. Murata Machinery USA’s Motorum line also offers the latest in sheet metal fabrication technology and reliability, with automation options that take unmanned productivity to new heights with exceptional returns on investment. Murata Machinery USA, a division of Muratec, offers the latest in technology and reliability in the sheet metal forming industry with their Motorum line.Their experience is built into every machine with the mantra - “Reliability By Design”. For more information, contact: Ron McConnell at 949-466-8255,, or visit the company website at For more information on Overlanders Manufacturing L.P. and their World Class Manufacturing business please call: Paulo DeGianni Operations Manager at 604-309-9291, A2Z METALWORKER

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Colleges Urged To Cooperate To Bring More Minorities, Women Into Engineering The Chronicle of Higher Education reports the EducationCounsel and the American Association for the Advancement of Science “set out a strategy recently for producing more science and engineering graduates by bringing research universities into student-centered alliances with two-year, liberal arts and minority-serving institutions.” The plan “calls on colleges from all sectors to work harder at ensuring that students at institutions with few or no science offerings have a lot more options for getting quality science training at nearby campuses.” Arthur L. Coleman, a managing partner of EducationCounsel, said the “plan reflects a realization that existing efforts to improve the nation’s output of science and engineering graduates have focused too narrowly on helping the students, not paying sufficient attention to the institutional structures surrounding them.”

Google and DOD on leading the charge for better buildings The drive to make buildings greener has been spearheaded by some unusual sources, including the Department of Defense, which is applying new technology to its 300,000 buildings worldwide, and Google, which is focused on transforming its offices to improve employee health and productivity. recently, Rob Watson, CEO of EcoTech International and founder of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system, moderated a panel discussion about green-building strategy with Dorothy Robyn, deputy undersecretary of defense in charge of installations and environment at the DOD, and Anthony Ravitz, Google’s real estate and workplace services green team lead. The DOD takes green buildings seriously because it sees huge potential for energy savings, as well as better energy security, Robyn said. “Four billion dollars a year is real money,” Robyn explained, referring to the cost of energy for its buildings. “We have backup generators on our bases, but they are expensive and we worry about energy security and try to make them more secure.” The DOD is investing $1 billion in energy-efficiency retrofits for its buildings. It has also tapped solar power both in urban areas and in remote installations, aside from other measures. “We see the convergence of a huge energy demand with 200 years of technological innovation. So we’re trying to do this in the building space as well.We’re looking at microgrids and energy storage.We’re trying to address what we see as [a] market failure, which prevents us from using some technologies,” Robyn said.

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which is always a challenge in Silicon Valley. “We want people to want to come to the office – that’s our idea,” he said. Google has one of the largest fleets of shuttle buses in the Bay Area, which runs on biofuel and gave 1 million rides to employees in 2011. Ravitz heads the company’s healthy materials program, through which the component materials used in office buildings, furniture, equipment and supplies are vetted. He sends survey questionnaires to manufacturers asking what goes into their products. The program, launched two years ago, has brought about some healthy changes, but – even though it’s received plenty of feedback – faces a huge challenge when it comes to collecting all the data. “We don’t think it should be so difficult,” Ravitz said. “You go to a grocery store, you can read the ingredients in a Snickers bar. But for a chair or table, we don’t know and we don’t get to decide. In Google’s case, I’m the gatekeeper and I feel it’s very important to select materials carefully.”

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S o u t h we s t C E O S ay s Boeing 737 MAX May Be Completed Early MarketWatch reports Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said there was a “decent chance” Boeing could deliver the 737 MAX earlier than the 2017 planned delivery. Kelly “is confident that the company has undertaken the groundwork for the plane and the production process to enable ontime delivery.” According to the article, “his view mirrors those of senior Boeing executives, wary of the production and design delays that left the 787 Dreamliner more than three years late and also saw the development of the revamped 747 fall behind schedule.” A2Z METALWORKER

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Marshall Tool & Supply____ 602-269-6295 Micro 100_ __________ 208-888-7310 Seco Tools Inc._________ 248-528-5960 Chucks Marshall Tool & Supply____ 602-269-6295 Seco Tools Inc._________ 248-528-5960 Cleanroom Bytebox_____________ 888-Bytebox Shop Tools, Inc._ _______ 303-375-9190 CNC Lathe Accessories Trusty-Cook_ _________ 877-240-2462 CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook_ _________ 877-240-2462 Coolant Systems AIT_______________ 800-321-3195 Blaser_____________ 801-722-4095

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Seco Tools Inc._________ 248-528-5960 Shop Tools, Inc._ _______ 303-375-9190 Drills Seco Tools Inc._________ 248-528-5960 Dust Collectors, Filtration Equip. Blaser_____________ 801-722-4095 Bytebox_____________ 888-Bytebox Castrol _ ___________ 800-894-7773 Christensen Oil_ _______ 800-654-0438 DCM Tech ___________ 800-533-5339 Star Metal Fluids_ ______ 800-367-9966 EDM Materials & Supplies Blaser_____________ 801-722-4095 Castrol_____________ 800-894-7773 Christensen Oil_ _______ 800-654-0438 Desert EDM Sales______ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_ ________ 480-836-1782

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AME, Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Desert EDM Sales_____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons Mach Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Smith Machinery Co_ __ 801-263-6403 Todd Machinery______ 801-294-6390 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales_____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 EDM Perform. Access.____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 End Mills Helical Solutions_ ____ 866-543-5422 NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION PrecisionFab Inc._ ____ 303-779-9180 Band Saws AIT______________ 800-321-3195 Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 King Machine_______ 208-345-9600 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Band Saw Blades Echols Saw & Supply_ ___ 602-278-3918 Bar Feeders Edge Technologies______ 562-597-7824 Trusty-Cook_ ________ 877-240-2462 A Z METALWORKER • 53 • March/Apr 2012 A Z METALWORKER • 53 • March/Apr 2012 2



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Cold Saws Fabricating Equip Sales___303-466-7342 CNC Punching Centers Fuchs Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 PrecisionFab Inc._ ____ 303-779-9180 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Iron Workers AIT______________ 800-321-3195 Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 Jorgensen Machine Tools_ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutters Action Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 Fuchs Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Moncktons Mach Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 PrecisionFab Inc._ ____ 303-779-9180 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Sidley Diamond Tool_ __ 800-544-9070 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Plasma/Gas CuttingSystems Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 Plate Rolls Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 Jorgensen Machine Tools_ 800-952-0151 Press Brakes Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 Fuchs Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Jorgensen Machine Tools_ 800-952-0151 King Machine_______ 208-345-9600 PrecisionFab Inc._ ____ 303-779-9180 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Shearing Machines Action Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 Fabricating Equip Sales__ 303-466-7342 Fuchs Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Jorgensen Machine Tools_ 800-952-0151 King Machine_______ 208-345-9600 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Turret Press Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 PrecisionFab Inc._ ____ 303-779-9180 Welding Equipment Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303-761-3000 OTHER ACCESSORIES Fire Extinguishing Systems Firetrace Intl_ _______ 480-544-4450 Fire Suppression Systems Firetrace Intl_ _______ 480-544-4450 Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales______ 480-816-6300 USA EDM Supply_ _____480-836-8330 PALLET SYSTEMS Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 A Z METALWORKER • 54 • March/Apr 2012 2

Automatic Door Opener Systems Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Total Quality Systems Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Manual Rotary Pallet Systems Contract Programming Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Total Quality Systems Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Education Robotic Part Loading Systems College__801-395-3795 Ogden-Weber Tech Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Engineering Services PROG. SYSTEMS Advanced Coord. Tech _ __ 303-469-6161 Factory Automation/Logistics First Article Inspection Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 303-469-6161 CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD Datum Inspection_ ______602-997-1340 AME, Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Western States Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Feature Cam_ ______ 602-502-9654 Heavyhaul PROTOTYPE MACHINERY IRH _ ___________ 801-972-5581 Injection Molding APEX CAD Prod________970-314-9772 3D Parts To Go________801-380-7935 3D Parts To Go_ _____ 801-380-7935 Inspection Services Rapid Prototyping APEX CAD Prod_________970-314-9772 Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 303-469-6161 Rapid Manufacturing Datum Inspection_ ______602-997-1340 APEX CAD Prod_________970-314-9772 Team Industrial Services____801-397-2202 Team Industrial Services____602-269-7868 RECYCLING Calibration Services Recyclable Metals Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Advanced Coord. Tech _ __ 303-469-6161 Utah Metal Works, Inc.__ 801-364-5679 Klontech Industrial Sales__480-948-1871 Western States Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Scrap Metal Recycling Machine Repair/Servicing Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Utah Metal Works, Inc.__ 801-364-5679 Jorgensen Machine Tools___800-952-0151 MAG Particle REPAIR PARTS Team Industrial Services____801-397-2202 Team Industrial Services____602-269-7868 Belts All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Process Improvement/ Audit BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 Bearings(Precision) Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 X-Ray Metric O-Rings Inspection Service_ _602-267-0661 Certified All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Semiray____________602-275-1917 Switches (Proximity, Limit) All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Team Industrial Services____801-397-2202 Valves (Hydraulic, Pneumatic) Team Industrial Services____602-269-7868 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Gladhill Associates_______719-495-8045 Integrated Systems Inc__ 928-649-9600 MEP _ ____________801-863-7001 Orion Registrar _ _______ 303-645-4017 SERVICES Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Consultant, ISO ISO Registrar BMSC_ __________ 602-445-9400 Registrar _ _______ 303-645-4017 Orion MEP _ __________ 801-863-7001 Lean Manufacturing Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 _ MEP ____________ 801-863-7001 Western States Calibration_ 801-466-1700 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Calibration: Repair & Certify Machine Tool Rebuilding Western States Calibration___ 801-466-1700 EDM Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 Calibration Services Process Improvement Advanced Coord. Tech _ __ 303-469-6161 BMSC _ _____________ 602-445-9400 Klontech Industrial Sales__480-948-1871 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Rapid Prototyping Western States Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Parts To Go_ _____ 801-380-7935 3D Calibration Training Western States Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Reverse Engineering Contract Inspection Advanced Coord. Tech ___ _303-469-6161 Advanced Coord. Tech _ __ 303-469-6161 Diversified Metal Services___ 801-972-6093

Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Rigging IRH ____________801-972-5581 Spindle Rebuilding GMN USA_ _________ 800-686-1679 Setco-Pope Spindles______866-362-0699 Staffing Resource Mfg_________801-265-1999 Statistical Process Control Total Quality Systems Inc.__ 480-377-6422 SHOP FLOOR AUTOMATION Hardware: USB Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Shop Floor Automations____ 877-611-5825 Scheduling Shop Floor Automations____ 877-611-5825 Serial Port Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Shop Floor Automations____ 877-611-5825 Software:CNC Networking Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Shop Floor Automations____ 877-611-5825 RS232 Cabling Shop Floor Automations____ 877-611-5825 Transportation IRH ____________801-972-5581 Virtual CNC Shop Floor Automations____ 877-611-5825 TOOLING Arc Cutting Tools Helical Solutions_______866-543-5422 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 USED MACHINERY EDM Network_ ________ 480-836-1782 Jorgensen Machine Tools___800-952-0151 King Machine_______ 208-345-9600 K.D. Capital Equipment____480-922-1674 Methods West_________602-437-2220 PrecisionFab Inc._ ____ 303-779-9180 S&S Machinery Sales_____602-368-8542 WATERJET CUTTING Action Machine________303-532-2900 Fabricating Equip Sales___ 303-466-7342 FLOW Intl.___________909-620-5707 Global EDM Supply_____480-836-8330 Jorgensen Machine Tools___800-952-0151 King Machine_______ 208-345-9600 OMAX Corp_________800-838-0343 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc_ _______800--809-3901

Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes 800-677-8881

● Complex Stampings ● On Time Delivery ● Quality Assurance

● Difficult Assemblies ●Contract Mfg. ●Design Assistance

Mark Erickson ● General Manager 763-717-6303

Turning: Automatic Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 COATING Coating: Liquid Collins Metal Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Coating: Nickel/Teflon/ Chrome Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 COLD SPRAY Accuwright Industries____480-892-9595 BROACHING CUTTING Ponderosa Ind_________303-298-1801 Bandsaw Cutting Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Specialty Steel Services___ 801-539-8252 Echols Saw & Supply_ ____602-278-3918

ASSEMBLIES Bar-S Machine_________ 928-636-2115 Dayton Rogers_ _______ 763-717-6303 Prescott’s Manufacturing___ 719-482-5826 Riegert Precision Machine_ _ 208-442-1999 Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 Superior Metal Products___ 303-791-7550 Wasatch Laser Processing___801-972-3500 Welded Assemblies Weiser/Mile High Precision_ 303-280-2778 BENDING JQ Enterprises__________801-975-0777 Mandrel Bending BK Machine Inc.________801-253-1929 BRAZING Precision Casting Repair_ __ 801-972-2345

Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Plastic ImageTek_ __________ 303-806-8111 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Prec. Mach’d Products____ 970-482-7676 DESIGN/ CAD/CAM EDM: Wire Bar-S Machine_________ 928-636-2115 Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 H& S Machine_________ 801-755-7627 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 DIE CASTING Excalibur Manufacturing___719-520-5404 Watkins Tool & Supply_ __ 303-295-9603 Foremaster Tool_______801-737--0265 DIES Innovative Precision_____ 801-334-6317 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 West_______ Micropulse 480-966-2300 EDM EDM: Dialectric Systems Paramount Machine_ ___ 801-282-2755 /Filtration H&R Precision_________801-975-7400 Ebbco Inc_ __________ 586-716-5151 Jet Processing________ 623-869-6749 EDM: Drilling Small Hole LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 BK Machine Inc.______801-253-1929 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Operose Manufacturing___ 303-833-5967 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Phoenix Heat Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 Innovative Precision____ 801-334-6317 Precision Mach’d Prod____ 970-482-7676 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700

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Kelly Martinez Machine Shop Lifetime Products, Inc. P.O. Box 160010, Freeport Center, Bldg D-11 Clearfield, UT 84016 T: 801.726.5312 F: 801.728.1979 email:

De-Rusting Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Hand Deburring: Precision H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Liquid Painting Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Passivation Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Powder Coating Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 A2Z METALWORKER

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Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Potting/Encapsulation Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Wet Paint/CARC MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 FOUNDRY May Foundry & Machine_ 801-531-8931 State Brass Foundry & Mach._ 801-467-9461 GAS NITRIDING Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 GEAR CUTTING Delltronics, Inc________ 303-789-2661

Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 Specialty Steel Svcs____ 801-539-8252 Gear Hobbing Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801

Grinding, Blanchard Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Steel Services Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 GRINDING Grinding: OD AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Focused on Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____602-437-8995 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Focused on Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 GMN USA_ ________ 800-686-1679 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Prec. Mach’d Products_____970-482-7676 Superior Metal Products___ 303-791-7550 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Grinding: Surface Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Steel Services Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 GALVANIZING Superior Metal Products___ 303-791-7550 Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375

Image Tek Business Card 2011 (Neil Daley: President) 3.5” Wide by 2” High

ELECTROPOLISHING Collins Metal Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 ENGINEERING/DESIGN AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Nuclear Filter Tech_____303-384-9785 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____602-437-8995 FABRICATION Aero Tech_ _______ 801-292-0493 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_ 303-427-6419 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 D&B Precision Products___ 719-473-3699 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Dayton Rogers_ ______ 763-717-6303 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Focused on Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Howell Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Kustom Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Mountain View Machine _ _435-755-0500

Custom Auto/Truck/Bike Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 D&B Precision Products___ 719-473-3699 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Fabrication: Enclosures Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Kustom Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Fabrication: Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Medium & Large Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Howell Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Kustom Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Laser Concepts Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Howell Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Tool Design_______ 801-231-4404 Kustom Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 Weiser/Mile High Precision_303-280-2778 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Weiser/Mile High Precision_ 303-280-2778 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Fabrication: Steel Fabrication: Non-Metal EMJD Corp_ ______ 303-761-5236 Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Fabrication: Plastic ImageTek_ _________ 303-806-8111 Precision Electronic Sheet Metal D&B Precision Products___ 719-473-3699 Fabrication: SheetMetal Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 FINISHING AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443

Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Galvanizing: Hot Dip Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375 Galvanizing: Zinc Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375 Passivation Gold Tech Industries_____ 480-968-1930 Polishing Gold Tech Industries_____ 480-968-1930 Selective Coatings ImageTek_ __________303-806-8111 FORMING D&B Precision Products___ 719-473-3699 Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 HEAT TREATING Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 Phoenix Heat Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 Pilkington Metal Finishing__801-972-2146 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Custom Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 • 57 • March/Apr 2012 57 •July/Aug 2011


A Veteran-Owned Small Business

Shawn Carlin

Cryogenics Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Aluminum Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Nitriding Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Vibrational Stress TestingTemperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Inspection Services Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions__888-572-9642 IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair__801-972-2345 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Howell Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Kustom Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 Laser Concepts Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Tool Design_______ 801-231-4404 Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 A2Z METALWORKER

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Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Non-Metal Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Laser Cutting: 3D E-Coat MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 EMI/RFI Shielding Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Laminating Wesco Laser Mchg.___303-765-5916 Laser Engraving 4 Axis Machining Inc.____ 303-295-1544 Laser Marking 4 Axis Machining Inc.____ 303-295-1544 LINE BORING WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 LINE TOOLING Riegert Precision Machine__ 208-442-1999 MACHINING Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 CM Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 D&B Precision Products___ 719-473-3699 Focused on Machining_ __ 303-922-3076

H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 Peterson Machining_____303-449-5755 R&H Machine ________801-621-7922 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Riegert Precision Machine_ 208-442-1999 Seastrom_ ________800-634-2356 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 St. Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Superior Metal Products____303-791-7550 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: 3D Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Machining: 5 Axis 4 Axis Machining Inc.____303-295-1544 5th Axis Fixtures______ 858-505-0432 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Faustson___________303-420-7422 Peterson Machining_____303-449-5755 St. Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Superior Metal Products_ 303-791-7550 Machining: Aerospace Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 CM Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Matrix Machine_____ 480-966-4451 Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024 Matrix Machine_____ 480-966-4451 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount Machine_ ___801-282-2755

Peterson Machining_____303-449-5755 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Mach’d Products_ 970-482-7676 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Prescott’s Mfg________ 719-482-5826 Quick Turn Precision_____801-334-6800 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 St. Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Superior Metal Products_ 303-791-7550 White Rock Inc._ _____ 435-750-6414 Machining: CNC 4 Axis Machining Inc.____303-295-1544 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Cling’s Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 CM Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Davis Manufacturing___ 303-762-0550 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 DMSI___________801-972-6093 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Focused on Machining_ __ 303-922-3076

St. Vrain Manufacturing, Inc.

3762 Imperial St. Unit A Frederick, CO 80516

“Precision Machining Solutions for Industry”

Robert Bergstrom President

819 So. Lincoln Street P. O. Box 1066 Longmont, CO 80502 Website:

Foremaster Tool_____ 801-737--0265 H&R Precision_______ 801-975-7400 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Leading Edge Machine__ 435-563-9425 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 Micro-Tronics, Inc_____ 602-437-8995 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Operose Manufacturing___ 303-833-5967 Peterson Machining_____303-449-5755 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 R&H Machine ________801-621-7922 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Reata Eng.& Mach_ ___ 303-936-1350 Riegert Precision Machine_ 208-442-1999 Seastrom_ ________800-634-2356 St. Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Superior Metal Products_ 303-791-7550 Tool Design_______ 801-231-4404 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: Contract American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount Machine_ ___801-282-2755 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Machining: DoD CM Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Machining: Laser AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550

Phone: (303) 702-1529 x 103 Fax: (303) 702-1534 Email: RFQ Email:

Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Foremaster Tool______ 801-737--0265 Gerome Mfg________520-622-8402 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024 Matrix Machine______ 480-966-4451 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Reata Engineering & Mach_ 303-936-1350 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 Machining:Medical Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Prescott’s Mfg________ 719-482-5826 Machining: Milling Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Focused on Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Peterson Machining_____303-449-5755 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 Tool Design_______ 801-231-4404

Machining: Mold Making R&H Machine ________801-621-7922 Machining: Plastic ImageTek_ _________ 303-806-8111

Machining: Production Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 CM Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Focused on Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Newport Tool_ _______801-295-7411 Paramount Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Peterson Machining_____303-449-5755 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 Prescott’s Mfg_______ 719-482-5826 R&H Machine ________801-621-7922 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Reata Engineering & Mach_ 303-936-1350 Riegert Precision Machine__ 208-442-1999 Tool Design_______ 801-231-4404 White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Mobile Field Machining: Prototype Service 4 Axis Machining Inc.____303-295-1544 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Accutech Machine______801-975-11174 Machining: Mold Base Maverick Mold & Machine___970-535-4604 Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256

American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Central Valley Machine__435-752-0934 Cling’s Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Faustson___________303-420-7422 Focused on Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Foremaster Tool______ 801-737--0265 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Leading Edge Machine_ _ 435-563-9425 Lewis Aerospace______ 877-254-2024 Micropulse West______ 480-966-2300 Mountain View Machine_ 435-755-0500 Newport Tool_ _______801-295-7411 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Premac Precision Mach’g_ 719-784-9434 Quick Turn Precision_ __ 801-334-6800 R&H Machine ________801-621-7922 Radtech_ _________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Riegert Precision Machine__ 208-442-1999 Seastrom_ ________ 800-634-2356 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 St. Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Superior Metal Products_ 303-791-7550 Tool Design_______ 801-231-4404 Machining: Precision 4 Axis Machining Inc.___ 303-295-1544 A2Z METALWORKER

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Machining: R & D American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Peterson Machining_____303-449-5755 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 Prescott’s Mfg_______ 719-482-5826 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 Superior Metal Products___ 303-791-7550 Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 White Rock Inc._ _____ 435-750-6414 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: Swiss Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 White Rock_ ________ 435-750-6414

Machining: Ultra-Precision Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Waterjet Colorado Waterjet_ ___970-532-5404 Quick Turn Precision_ __801-334-6800 MANUFACTURING Group Mfg Serv______480-966-3952 Prescott’s Manufacturing_719-482-5826 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Contract Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech_ ________ 480-966-1591 Production Aero Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 BK Machine Inc.______801-253-1929 Central Valley Machine__435-752-0934 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Laser Concepts Inc.____ 801-280-7723 Prescott’s Manufacturing_719-482-5826 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 Accuwright Industries___480-892-9595 METAL STAMPING Hi-Production Precision Stamping Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038

METALIZING Accuwright Industries___480-892-9595 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc_____ 602-437-8995 MOLDING: ARC Watkins Tool & Supply__303-295-9603 MOLDS Colorado Tool Design Inc_ 720-218-5246 Lifetime Products_____ 801-728-1260 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 Prescott’s Manufacturing_719-482-5826 Molds: Blow Lifetime Products_____ 801-728-1260 Molds: Plastic Injection Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Watkins Tool & Supply_ _ 303-295-9603 Molds: DieCast Design Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Molds: Injection Design Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Molds: Trim Die Design Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Molds Steel DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Aero Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 Jet Processing____ 623-869-6749x117 Mil Spec Painting Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 PAINTING MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 PARTS: MISC. Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 PLATING Collins Metal Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 METCO Metal Finishing__ 602-276-4120 Blanchard Metals Proc.__ 801-972-5590 ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 LA Specialties_______ 602-269-7612 MPI International_____ 956-631-6880 Anodizing Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Gold/Silver Plate Gold Tech Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 Nickel/Chrome Gold Tech Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 Tin Plate Gold Tech Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 POLISHING Gold Tech Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 LA Specialties_______ 602-269-7612

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SPRINGS Flat & Wire SPRING WORKS Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 STAMPING Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Dayton Rogers_ ______ 763-717-6303 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Seastrom_ _______ 800-634-2356 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Stamping:Aerospace Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Stamping:Assembly Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Bending Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Stamping:Design Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Stamping:Flat Forming SPRING WORKS Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Light Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 SPRING WORKS Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Stamping:Precision Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Stamping:Prototype Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Short Run Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 SWISS SCREW MCHG. Howard PMP _ _______ 801-808-4106 Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024 Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356

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Radtech..59 Reata Eng. & Machine...57 ResourceMfg...29,56 Richards Fab...56 Riegert Precision Machine...55 RMTMA...48 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...53 Roentgen USA...53 Ron Grob CO....57 Ryerson...31,52 S&S Machinery...51 Samuel Son & CO..13,47,53 Seastrom...55 Seco Tools Inc...51 Self Clinch Direct...14,52 Setco Spindles & Slides...51 Shop Floor Automations...52 Shop Tools, Inc..30,51 Skydandee Mfg...55 Smith Machinery Co..50,63 Specialty Steel Serv....42,56 Spectra Financial Services...24 SPRING WORKS Utah...60 St. Vrain Manufacturing...59 Star Metal Fluids...3,50,51,52 State Brass Foundry & Machine...56 Superior Grinding..32,57 Superior Metal Products...60 Sustaining Edge Solutions...51 TCI Precision Metals...8 Team Industrial Services..50,52 Temp Processing...16,56 Teton Machine Company...1,26-27 Todd Machinery...36,50 Tool Design...56 Total Quality Systems...51 Tornos...19,50,53 Triad Machinery...51 Trusty Cook...37,54 Universal Laser Systems...45 Utah Metal Works, Inc...12,53 Wasatch Laser Forming...59 Weiser/Mile High Precision...61 Weldtech, Inc...61 Wesco Laser Machining...57 Western States Calibration...54 Western States Metals...52 White Rock Inc...58 WMC Machining...59 Wrico Stamping...57

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