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White Rock Inc. Scores A+ With Its Customers With The Help of Superior Citizen Automatic Swiss Screw Machines

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


Editors Corner

This is Not a Tribute To Bill Lambert

Bill Lambert, my friend and colleague was the founder of the “Arizona Metalworker”, some nearly 19 years ago.This Editors Corner can’t be a tribute to Bill, because most of our readers in the Rocky Mountain states never knew him. A proper tribute will appear in the edition he founded, in our Southwest edition, with the help of many friends in the manufacturing industry. But he did pass away, in the arms of his beloved wife, Shanna, on September 18th, just before we go to print. So it feels important to speak to this wonderful, funny, smart, and loving man. Barring accidents and unforseen tragedies, I believe those who are ill decide when they are ready to die. It’s like a mathematical equation - when the pain exceeds the pleasure, it is time to go. They, the ones who leave us, decide it is their time to go to a place, in Heaven, where they will feel no more pain. And so Bill’s mortal body just left this earth. If you knew him, please email me a brief tribute or story about your encounter. This will be part of our Tribute to Bill, in the November, 2012 Southwest issue ( Kim and I just came back from IMTS, the most comprehensive and exciting machine tool show in all of North America. It was the 29th IMTS show, and IMTS statistics show it enjoyed the strongest results in more than a decade.

White Rock Inc. Scores A+ With Its Customers With The Help of Superior Citizen Automatic Swiss Screw Machines. This Month’s Shop Profile.

Announcements/Releases.....................6,8,10 Feature.Articles........................................30-31 More.Feature.Articles..............................44-45 Buyers.Guide.Equipment........................57-62 Buyers.Guide.Processes...........................63-69 Card.Gallery..............................................57-69 Index.Of.Advertisers.....................................70 Editorial....................................... Throughout A2Z.Metalworker PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly Mail Address: PO Box 93295 Phoenix, AZ 85070

Hosting exhibitors and visitors from 119 countries, IMTS covered 1.248 million net square feet of exhibit space with 1,909 exhibiting companies. Total registration for the event was 100,200, which is a 21.6% increase over 2010, marking the largest show-toshow increase ever for IMTS.

Telephone: (602) 412-7696 Website: E-mail:

Kim and I were so pleased to be able to spend time with many of our advertisers and readers during the show. It is our advertisers who solely enable us to publish the 3 editions of the A2Z Metalworker, and this edition, the Rocky Mountain edition, will enter its 6th year shortly. Please utilize this publication when you are seeking new sources for your manufacturing needs.


We will be showcasing our publication and supporting our advertisers in Smart Map in the Tri-Cities region of Washington, at 2 Design2Part shows (Oregon and California), and at Fabtech in Las Vegas. We hope to see many of our readers at these upcoming shows. I hope 2012 closes out with increased confidence in our economy. Just last month, the Federal Reserve said it would expand its bond purchases by buying mortgage-backed securities for as long as necessary to support the economy. And in this still tepid recovery, the biggest feel-good story has been the resurgence of American manufacturing. As industrial production has fallen in Europe and growth has slowed in China, U.S. factories have continued an expansion that has stretched on for over 33 months. In April, manufacturing growth was the strongest in 10 months. Let’s finish up 2012 as a great year for manufacturing! Until next issue, last for the year, I wish you the best, and God Bless our Troops!

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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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Announcements & Releases Hartwig. Hires. Kent. Maag. as.Applications. Engineer.for.the.Mountain.Region Hartwig is pleased to announce that Kent Maag has been hired to the role of Applications Engineer for the Mountain States territory. Mr. Maag has been in the manufacturing arena for more than 20 years supporting industries including oil, medical, aerospace, and firearms. “I look forward to the challenge of supporting our customers’ application and production requirements,” said Kent Maag. “We’re pleased with the addition of Kent, and are excited to help the Mountain States have increased productivity in engineering,” said Ted Karp, Team Leader. “Kent brings a wealth of knowledge with his experience in manufacturing.” The Mountain States team has two office locations supporting local manufacturing. The Colorado office, located at 8599 PrairieTrail Drive, Englewood, CO 80112 and the Utah office, located at the Davis Applied Technology College, 650 East 300 South, Kaysville, UT 84037 . The staff of 18 is responsible for supporting the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Southern Idaho with industry leading products from Okuma, Hardinge, Bridgeport, SNK, Okamoto, and Hexagon Metrology. About Hartwig, Inc. Founded in 1960, by Paul and Juanita Hartwig, Hartwig has grown into the largest machine tool distributor in the Midwest and Mountain regions. Built on a foundation of fairness, after sales support, and hard work, the company has grown to more than 148 employees covering eight offices and 14 states including Missouri, Montana, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Illinois. Hartwig prides ourselves on not just being a machine tool distributor, but a solutions provider intent on assisting customers in controlling their destiny and keeping manufacturing in the U.S.

Die Maker decades ago in a town north of Pittsburgh, and after working for machine shops in the area subsequently opened his own business. With an economic downturn, Frank moved to a large corporation, Agie Charmilles, supporting customers first as an applications engineer, and subsequently as Regional Manager, managing customers west of the Mississippi. Today, Frank supports customers who require wire EDM. Frank says, “I don’t own any machines except for my Agie Charmilles wire EDMs, and this enables me to take overflow work from other machine shops, who are comfortable knowing that I am not trying to compete with them.” Critical Cut specializes in prototype, and short run production wire EDM services. They pride themselves on partnering with their customers, even making custom tooling for their jobs. Frank says that they utilize the latest software tools to enable jobs to run efficiently, with a focus on unattended operation, thereby facilitating lower cost operations that they pass on to their customers. Call Critical Cut today at 480-785-1316 or visit their website at www.

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manufacturer in the world.

To all the companies from the Mountain States of Utah, Montana, Idaho & Wyoming that visited the IMTS show in Chicago, Smith Machinery says Thank You for investing your time and money see how you can stay competitive with any

And to those that joined us for our traditional Lake Michigan Dinner Cruise and for the Mazak World Dinner, thanks for joining us for some relaxing & fun times. Announcements Continued Page 8

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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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Mazak. Expands. Multi-Tasking.Talents. of. INTEGREX.i.Series Mazak showcased more than 20 high-performance machine tools in booth S-8300 at IMTS 2012, that took place in Chicago, Ill. Among those machines is the new INTEGREX i-100ST, a Multi-Tasking horizontal machining center that brings the high accuracy and productivity of the company’s popular INTEGREX i Series into a smaller footprint that measures 119.2” (3,030 mm) x 98.2” (2,495 mm). Ideal for small high-precision part applications such as those in the medical industry, the INTEGREX i-100ST employs two turning spindles, a milling spindle and lower turret for processing first and second operations simultaneously or performing required sequential operations on a single workpiece. The machine also executes full, simultaneous 5-axis machining for handling all processes from raw material input through final machining in just one machine; thereby, reducing production lead times, improving machining accuracy and lowering operating expenses. In addition to the i-100ST model, Mazak also has the INTEGREX i-100 with a tailstock and i-100S with a second spindle from which to choose. The turning spindles on the INTEGREX i-100ST share high performance capabilities as they both employ a 15 hp (11 kW) integral motor spindle with maximum spindle speeds of 6,000 rpm. For high A2Z METALWORKER


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Recycling Metals, Conserving Resources, Since 1961 Announcements Continued For more information on Mazak’s products and solutions, visit www. Engineer.for.the.Mountain.Region. Hartwig is pleased to announce that Andy Leatherman has been hired for the role of Applications Engineer for the Mountain States territory. Mr. Leatherman comes to Hartwig with more than 36 years of job shop experience, working in the aerospace, telecommunication, defense, medical, and automotive industries. “I am looking forward to working with our customers providing simplistic strategic problem solving. I challenge our existing and new customers to draw on the excellent Hartwig total team support approach,” said Andy. The Mountain States team has two office locations supporting local manufacturing. The staff of 18 is responsible for supporting the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Southern Idaho with industry leading products from Okuma, Hardinge, Bridgeport, SNK, Okamoto, and Hexagon Metrology. For more information please contact: Hartwig, Inc., 303-373-9450, A2Z METALWORKER

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Focused. On. Machining.Achieves. ISO:9001. Certification! Focused On Machining, founded in February of 2008, is pleased to announce that it has just certified to ISO:9001. Rich Pollmiller, founder and president, says, “This is just another step in our goal of continuous improvement. We knew that we had to achieve this milestone in order to support our current customers and take on new ones.” The company certified to the rigorous ISO:9001 standard through the help of ISO/AS:9100 Consultant BMSC’s Bretta Kelly. She can be reached at (602) 445-9400 or you can visit Rich says, “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 machinists are the best in the industry. We program with MasterCam software and can manipulate many types of file from IGES to solids to .step, enabling reduced programming time and increased accuracy.” Contact Focused on Machining at 303-922-3076 or visit their website at





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uncertainties they face. Despite these and other concerns on taxes, regulations and a diminishing workforce, Albaugh remained positive about the future of aviation. “I believe that aerospace will define the 21st century,” Albaugh said, “but the question is: Will it be American? “The traditional duopoly of ourselves and Airbus is probably one that won’t exist in the years ahead. We always have to be looking over our shoulder to see who’s gaining on us … All we have to do is make sure we’re building tomorrow’s airplanes while the competition is building today’s.”

AT K . Te c h n o l o g i e s. Support.United.Launch. Alliance.Atlas.V.Launch The US must invest in research and development (R&D) of technology to take the global lead in aerospace during the second century of flight, according to Boeing EVP Jim Albaugh in a National Aerospace Week address. Speaking at the Wilson Center forum in Washington DC, Albaugh said, “Wherever R&D goes, innovation and economic growth follow. Studies have shown that more than half the growth of America’s GDP is due to technological innovation. Yet US government R&D as a percentage of our GDP has fallen by 60% since 1964.” Another threat to the industry is the widely contested impending budget cuts due to sequestration, he cautioned.The cuts not only affect large OEMs, he said, but they have a rippling effect throughout the supply chain. He noted Boeing has seen reluctance on the part of their suppliers because of A2Z METALWORKER

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AT K c o m p o s i t e t e c h n o l o g y supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The ULA Atlas V roc ket launc hed the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission for NASA. RBSP is designed to help understand the Sun’s influence on Earth and NearEarth space by studying the Earth’s radiation belts on various scales of space and time. The rocket flew in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing and a single-engine Centaur upper stage, with no solid rocket boosters. Using advanced fiber placement manufacturing techniques, ATK produced the 10-foot diameter composite heat shield that provides essential protection for the first stage of the launch vehicle, fabricated by ATK at its Clearfield, Utah, facility. This is the 32nd Atlas V launch using ATK-built composite structures.

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Overseas. Companies. Increasingly. Eye. U.S.. Outposts “Oklahoma was the best location.” So proclaimed Christian Boas, CEO of Belgian supply chain integrator and componentmaker Asco, as he announced plans to build a $100 million facility in Stillwater. Asco’s investment in the U.S. heartland is the latest example of the aerospace industry’s role in the resurgence of U.S. manufacturing. Airbus announced early last month that it will invest $600 million to open an A320 final assembly plant in Mobile, Ala., and has a longterm plan to double its purchases from U.S. suppliers to $24 billion a year. And Embraer, which is based in Brazil, is now assembling Phenom business jets at a new factory in Melbourne, Fla. A2Z METALWORKER

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Results from Aviation Week’s 2012 Workforce Study show that companies across the A&D industry are hiring machinists, operators and skilled craftsmen for U.S. facilities. And that could accelerate as soaring wages and high employee turnover diminish the attractiveness of low-cost meccas such as Mexico, China and India. Another bonus: Energy costs in the U.S. have flatlined, driven in large part by new technology that is allowing energy companies to access huge reserves of natural gas. Add that all up and you get a much more competitive environment for manufacturing in the U.S., says Jack McDougle, senior vice president at the Council on Competitiveness. The AviationWeek study finds that over the next three years A&D companies are planning to hire more than 12,000 technicians, operators, machinists and skilled craftsmen. Many of those jobs will be in an emerging air transport manufacturing cluster in the Southeast U.S., a region that appeals to employers due to its lack of labor unions and abundance of state incentives—including extended workforce training packages and assistance in establishing advanced innovation centers and incubators to drive the major manufacturing operations.

One of the industry’s key worries is finding enough qualified employees.Thirty percent of respondents to the survey say manufacturing shortages are hindering their ability to grow. And companies worry that a need for more on-the-job training could drag down their productivity. Attrition rates for manufacturing professionals and hourly workers are hovering at 10-11%, twice the average for the overall industry. And nearly a quarter of the A&D manufacturing workforce will be eligible for retirement in 2015, up from 18% this year.

Pentagon. names. 66. countries. eligible. to. receive.drone.exports. In an attempt to bolster defense contractors and generate income in a time of significant budget cuts, the Department of Defense is taking steps to open the global market for export of unmanned aerial systems produced in the U.S. In a DOD report, 66 countries are listed as eligible to purchase the drones. Exports can’t begin, however, until Congress and the Department of State set official policies. “I wish we were further along in getting that done. It’s slow, it’s painful, but we’re doing the right things to move in that direction,” said Wes Bush, CEO of Northrop Grumman.


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Boeing.Locks.In.Air.China.Order.For.747s The AP reports, “Boeing Co. has locked in orders for five 747s for Air China.The plan for the order was first announced in March 2011, but it still needed Chinese government approval. Air China is one of China’s three major state-owned airlines. “The deal was worth $1.6 billion at list prices at the time of the commitment last year, although discounts are common.” The Seattle Times notes, “Orders for the new jumbo jet have been sluggish.This is the first confirmed sale added to the order book since July 2011. It brings the total firm order tally to 111 jets, of which 32 are passenger jets, 70 are freighters, and nine are VIP private jets going to, among others, the royal families of Abu Dhabi (two), Qatar (two) and Saudi Arabia. In addition Boeing has commitments, though not yet firm orders, for a further 19 of the passenger models.” If the U.S. manufacturing revival is real, shouldn’t it be showing up at least partly as more foreign investment in American plants? It does, but you have to peel back a bit of the onion to see it. A recent analysis by U.S. Trust’s chief market strategist Joseph P. Quinlan found that, while there’s been an explosion in outward foreign investment of all kinds by U.S. companies over the past five years, the investment flow the other way slumped. But those numbers are distorted by an exodus of foreign banks, obscuring what Quinlan notes is a healthy boost in foreign investment in U.S. factories. Quinlan found that assets A2Z METALWORKER

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owned by euro zone banks in U.S. fell from a peak of $1.5 trillion in the second quarter of 2008 to $973 billion in the first quarter of 2012, a 35% decline. The upshot: Foreign investment into the U.S. finance sector dropped to a mere $26.4 billion last year — a fraction of the $120 billion in 2008. But as the banks rush for the door, foreign manufacturers have stepped up investments.“Foreign manufacturers are setting up shop in America at a near-record pace because they want to,” according to Quinlan. Indeed, investment inflows from foreign manufacturers hit about $91 billion last year—the highest annual total since 2007. Among the attractions: Proximity to the world’s richest consumer market and access to America’s stock of skilled workers and lowcost energy.

First.Civilian.Jet.Flight.On.100.Percent.Biofuel. Announced A Falcon 20 jet owned by the National Research Council of Canada will be the first civil jet to fly on 100% biofuel meeting petroleum jet fuel specifications. Tests to date have typically used a 50-50 blend of biofuel and regular kerosene jet fuel.The ReadiJet fuel, developed from mustard oilseeds, was made by Applied Research Associates and Chevron Lummus Global for the US Air Force Research Laboratory. The article notes that when the newly announced tests take place, “NRC’s flight test team will be able to switch back and forth in flight between bio- and regular jet fuel, enabling them to run either engine on 100% biofuel.”

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The Northern Colorado Business Report reported Colorado State University “won a national award for enrolling twice as many freshman women in its College of Engineering since the initiative began. CSU enrolled 104 freshman women in engineering last fall vs. 51 freshman women in 2007.The college’s overall enrollment has grown by more than 27 percent since 2006.” CSU, “now hovering around the national average for female enrollment at 18.6 percent, anticipates its largest enrollment of women ever this fall.”

NASA. Clears. SpaceX.To. Star t. Station. Resupply.Missions. NASA has formally cleared Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) to begin making cargo runs to the international space station following the company’s completion of its $400 million Commercial Orbital Transportation Services contract agreement with the agency. In the second of two demonstrations under that contract, SpaceX delivered cargo to the orbital outpost in May using its Dragon capsule launched atop its Falcon 9 rocket.

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NASA is still waiting for its second cargo services provider, Orbital Sciences Corp., to wrap up its own demonstration program. Orbital holds a $1.9 billion contract to make eight deliveries to the space station with its Cygnus space freighter and Antares launcher. Orbital has two flight demonstrations scheduled: the Antares maiden flight, in which the rocket will carry a ballast payload; and a mission with the full Antares/Cygnus stack. These demonstrations are scheduled for October and December, the company says.

General.Motors.Named.Top.Solar.Power.User. In.US.Auto.Sector The Detroit News reports, “General Motors Co. has been named the No. 1 automotive user of solar power in the country by the Solar Energy Industries Association.” GM “also ranks in the top 20 of solarpowered firms in the US The association and Vote Solar Initiative ranked the companies by cumulative solar energy capacity. In the US, 2.1 percent of GM’s energy consumption is from renewable sources.” Last year, the automaker “said it would double its global solar output to 60 megawatts over three years and boost renewable energy use to 125 megawatts by 2020.”

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Marines. Must. Juggle. Procurement. of. JLTV,. ACV,.F-35 The big Marine Corps news of the last month was the award of development contracts to three firms, Lockheed Martin, AM General, and Oshkosh, to work on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to replace Army and Marine Humvees.The Marines nearly backed out of the program in 2011 over cost concerns. While the Marines are committed to the JLTV today, they are buying far fewer than once hoped. When the JLTV program was first conceived, said Gen. Amos, “we were going to replace all our Humvees,” about 23,000 vehicles: “We can’t afford that.” What’s more, as the service reorients from Afghanistan -- where the improvised explosive device threat has pushed the military to heavier, better-armored vehicles -- to Asia -- where the crucial challenge is fitting equipment onto ships to traverse vast distances -- “in the Pacific maybe Humvees turn out to be pretty good,” Amos added, or at least “good enough.” For all those reasons, concluded Gen. Amos, “we’re probably going A2Z METALWORKER

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“It’s 5,000 to begin with,” he emphasized. “We build the first 5,000, and then the Army comes in behind us,” with a production run now planned at 50,000. It’s entirely possible that, as the Army buy winds down, the Marines may start a second JLTV purchase, perhaps of an improved version, “on the back side of the Army,” Amos said. “We’ll know a lot more five years from now.” Almost as important as how many vehicles the Marine Corps buys is when it buys them,Amos added.The Marines must carefully sequence its Humvee replacement program, the JLTV, with its programs to replace its aging amphibious troop carriers. Originally both bills were coming due at the same time, creating an unaffordable spike in procurement spending: “It became a huge mountain...We just couldn’t get there because of cost,” Amos said. Now, “we’ve actually spread this out.”

Once ACV production is done, the Corps will start buying a yetundefined Marine Personnel Carrier, which will be cheaper than the Amphibious Combat Vehicle because it will be a pure ground transport without the ability to swim. (MPC will likely be a sixor eight-wheeled armored vehicle similar to the Army’s Stryker). The Marines simply cannot afford enough amphibious vehicles for their entire force, Amos explained, so they will buy a mixture of ACVs and MPCs instead. The Corps will also keep (and upgrade) some of its existing amphibious vehicles for many years to come. The Marines have to balance all these surface vehicle acquisitions with their version of the Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35B. Amos expressed his confidence that the technologically ambitious jet, which can take off and land vertically, has worked through its problems of the past year. “I’m probably not as much as engaged with the JPO [Joint Program Office] as I was last year; last year I felt I needed to be more hands on,” he said. For one thing, the plane’s lost weight, a major performance consideration. “[Last year], we had like 140 pounds of margin,” Amos said. “We’re well over 300 pounds now... you do that one pound at a time.” Just removing excess caulking from the fuel cells, a seemingly trivial detail, saved over 30 pounds, he said.

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The 60-inch diameter and 53-feet long motor, which was chilled to a core temperature of 30 degrees F, performed as designed, producing approximately 270,000 pounds of thrust and burned for 90 seconds. The test was the second in a series to qualify new fixed and vectorable nozzles manufactured by ATK for flight readiness. July

During the GEM-60 static motor firing, the rocket motor performed at cold temperatures within specifications. The successful test qualifies the new fixed nozzle for flight motors and validates the performance of new nozzle insulation at the lowest range of operational temperatures. The GEM-60 motor is a strap-on booster that was developed for ULA by ATK in 2000 to increase the payload-to-orbit capability of the Delta IV Medium+ launch vehicle.The first two-motor configuration boosted the inaugural flight of the Delta IV

U.S. manufacturing and trade inventories rose by 0.8 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted $1.59 trillion, the U.S. Census Bureau said last month. The report that adds to last month’s w h o l e s a l e t r a d e r e p o r t s h owe d manufacturing and trade sales for the month up 0.9 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis to $1.24 trillion. From July 2011, inventories rose by 5.4 percent while sales rose 2.8 percent from a year earlier. The inventory-to-sales ratio -- reflecting how many months it would take a company to deplete its inventory at the current sales pace -- came in at 1.28. A year earlier, the ratio was 1.25.

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requirements and is production-ready prior to its deployment.ATK Armament Systems Division vice president and general manager Bruce DeWitt said the company was currently focused on quickly advancing the weapon for production. “The XM25 has been battle-proven by our soldiers during US Army operational assessments conducted in Afghanistan,” DeWitt added. Forward operational assessments (FOA) of the early XM25 prototype rifles have already been completed by the army from November 2010 to May 2012 in Afghanistan, which provided feedback for making further engineering refinements and improvements to the system prior to its fielding.

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During the trials, the troops used the weapons for patrols in areas with greater levels of enemy activity, and confirmed that the XM25 offered an advantage during combat. The XM25 ISAAS is a semi-automatic, portable grenade launcher; it enables soldiers to engage defilade targets by providing a 25mm airbursting capability in all operational environments. ATK ser ves as the prime contractor, systems integrator and ammunition provider for the XM25 program. It is also scheduled to deliver a 36-gun battalion set of new pre-production rifle prototypes in support of the second army FOA in 2013. XM25 program management is delivered from ATK’s Armament Systems Division in Plymouth, Minnesota, US, and the partners include Heckler & Koch and L-3 Communications’s integrated optical systems.

General. Motors. Joins. IKEA. and.Wal-Mart. among.Top. The Solar Energy Industries Association has just named General Motors as the #1 automotive user of solar power in the United States. It also ranks No. 13 of the

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said Mike Robinson, GM vice president of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs. “We understand the environmental and business benefits of using renewable energy and we look forward to building on it with our new commitments.” GM’s solar arrays will generate enough electricity this year to power 800 U.S. homes, and that number is expected to double in 2013. In the United States alone, 2.1 percent of GM’s energy consumption comes from renewable resources.

A u t o l i v . N a m e d . a . To p performing. Supplier. for. Ford Autoliv, Inc., the worldwide leader in automotive safety, announced that its airbag plant in Spain was presented the Ford World Excellence Award during the automaker’s annual supplier event. Autoliv was one of just 12 suppliers to achieve the “gold” distinction for demonstrating superior quality, delivery and cost performance.

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Ford president and CEO Alan Mulally 8/29/12 3:22 PM thanked all of Ford’s suppliers for continuing to embrace the ONE Ford mindset while Tony Brown, Ford’s group vice president, Global Purchasing, recognized the hard work and dedication of suppliers such as Autoliv. “In 2011, our suppliers stepped up to the challenge of building vehicles that improve commonality and efficiency in more ways than ever before, and we are grateful for their unwavering commitment”, said Brown. Autoliv’s Stefan Krönung, Global Vice President, Ford Business Unit, acknowledged Autoliv’s strong emphasis on customer-centered performance. T h i s i s Au t o l i v ’s e l eve n t h awa r d from customers for its performance achievements during 2011. In addition to this award from Ford, the Company has been recognized by BMW, Daimler,Toyota, Subaru, Great Wall, First Automotive Works and Volkswagen of China. For a complete list of the 2011 customer accomplishments please visit our corporate website at A2Z METALWORKER

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General. Dynamics. announces. second. recent. acquisition. General Dynamics announced its second acquisition, moves the company said were aimed at expanding its portfolio and keeping its offerings relevant. General Dynamics said it had acquired the defense operations of Gayston Corp, a privately held company that supplies precision metal components used in munitions programs, such as the Hydra-70 rocket for military helicopters. It said the deal was a cash transaction but did not disclose anything else other than to say it would be accretive to earnings in 2013. Gayston’s defense operations employ 187 people at a facility in Springboro, Ohio, where the company makes rocket motor tubes and other aluminum parts. A2Z METALWORKER

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Michael Mulligan, president of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products division, said the acquisition would expand the company’s ability to produce high-precision parts in large quantities for lower cost. Recently, General Dynamics said it was acquiring Fidelis Security Systems Inc, a cybersecurity company that employs about 70 people in Maryland and Massachusetts to provide real-time network visibility, analysis and control. The value of the cash transaction was not disclosed. “By acquiring companies that enhance our capabilities or open doors to new customers, we are able to expand our portfolio and maintain the relevancy of our offerings,” said General Dynamics spokesman Rob Doolittle. Defense consultant Jim McAleese said General Dynamics was pursuing an aggressive acquisition strategy to help it expand revenue after disappointing second-quarter results. Most other big companies in the defense sector have put their acquisition plans on hold until the budget outlook for 2013 becomes clearer, but General Dynamics has “a much more immediate requirement,” McAleese said.“In the short term it will counteract the revenue contraction that they’re seeing in the information systems and technology sector,” he said, noting that the company also faced weaker demand from the U.S. Army due to the end of the war in Iraq and the drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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Lockheed’s. PAC-3. missile. successfully. completes.TBM.intercept.tests Lockheed Martin’s Pat r iot Advan ced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile has successfully d e m o n s t r at e d i t s tactical ballistic p ro je ct il e (TB M) interception capabilities during an operational testing at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, US. Conducted by the US Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), the testing involved three incoming targets, including two Patriot-AsA-Target TBMs and one MQM-107 Streaker unmanned target drone. The second TBM target was successfully engaged by a ripple launch of two PAC-3 missiles during the trials, achieving all test objectives.

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Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control business PAC-3 Missile programs vice president Richard McDaniel said that the missile continued to perform according to expectations under challenging conditions.

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“This was our third consecutive successful PAC-3 Missile flight test this year.With each successful test, the PAC-3 Missile adds to its legacy of proven performance,’’ McDaniel added. “With each successful test, the PAC-3 Missile adds to its legacy of proven performance.”


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Three additional PAC-3 missiles are scheduled to undergo operational testing in the second half of 2012, which also include flight tests to demonstrate the missile segment enhancement (MSE) capability in both the Patriot and Medium Extended Air Defence System (MEADS). PAC-3 is an advanced, hit-to-kill air defence projectile weapon designed to defeat incoming tactical ballistic miles (TBMs), cruise missiles, aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by direct, body-to-body impact. The PAC-3 MSE upgrade include integration of Patriot system with a PAC-3 missile, a highly agile hit-to-kill interceptor, PAC-3 missile canisters in four packs, a fire solution computer, as well as an enhanced launcher electronics system (ELES) to offer enhanced performance, greater altitude and range. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control serves as prime contractor for the PAC-3 MSE missile upgrade, which was selected as primary interceptor for the MEADS in September 2006.


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It is no surprise that White Rock Inc., a premier precision manufacturing business, has superior customer retention. Since opening for business in 1996, 16 years ago, the company has grown its customer base to more than 100, and it still supports its very first customer. David Luman, co-founder with Justin Sampson, says, “Our first customer, located in Bozeman, Montana, gave us the opportunity to make some titanium sample parts that they were having trouble getting made to spec. We made the parts, loaded them in the truck, and delivered them from our Logan, Utah facility to the customer. When we arrived, not only was the engineer surprised that we had made the effort to deliver them (a 6 hour, nearly 350 mile trip!), but also he couldn’t believe how well they were made. Our very first customer from Bozeman is still a valued one today.”

report cards -- 100% for ‘Lot Acceptance Rate’, and 100% for ‘On Time Delivery’. Justin shared the latest report cards, scores for the last 6 months, and he says, “I can’t remember a report card where we didn’t have 100% scores.” In fact, White Rock’s relationship is so strong with a number of their customers that they earned ‘dock to stock’ status. Machine shops often have sound reasons for missing deliverables for their customers. High employee turnover wrecks havoc with a production schedule and the quality of the end product, as you are always in a training mode.White Rock doesn’t have a turnover issue. Justin says, “Our machine tools are almost exclusively sliding head stock CNC screw machines (aka Swiss automatics machines), and these machines take a machinist years to become expert in.”

White Rock specializes in precision manufacturing, CNC machining, lean manufacturing, and CNC prototyping.The company, certified to ISO 9001: 2008 a few years ago, is diversified in the industry segments it serves as well as the geographic distribution of its customers.Today, the company makes products for customers across the electronic, medical, automotive, pneumatic, hydraulic, aerospace, recreation, and space industries. Few of White Rock’s customers are based in Utah -- in fact, their customers reside not only throughout the United States, but also additionally in several countries throughout Europe. The company’s material machining capabilities include a variety of metals as well as plastics, and they additionally offer in-house heattreating and passivation. Many successful machine shops attain high scores on their report cards. They have to, as poor performance would eliminate them quickly as a supplier. But very few companies consistently score 100% on their A2Z METALWORKER

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The company retains its employees because it treats them very well. White Rock offers a 401K-retirement plan, 100% medical benefits, paid vacation, life insurance and every employee receives an equal monthly bonus when the company performs well. The lowest paid employee sees the same bonus number as the highest paid employee, with the only differential being an add-on based upon years of service. “We never laid our employees off during the downturn”, David said, “because we knew that it would be too difficult to get them back once the economy picked up.” In fact, the only employees who were impacted with lower wages during the downturn were the two owners. White Rock opened for business in 1996 with its first Citizen L20 Automatic Screw Machine, purchased through Moncktons Machine Tool, Rocky Mountain distributor for the Citizen line, the Haas Machine tool line, the Makino tool line, among others. Though it has never employed a sales person, sales grew exponentially from its beginning. Within the first 6 months of operation, White Rock had purchased 3 Citizen screw machines. David says that the first Citizen they bought in 1996 that made the titanium part for their first customer is still making that family of parts, and now has more than 7 million cycles of usage.

ers”, David said. It is no wonder Stan has a wealth of knowledge in the machine tool industry, as he has been in the industry and with Moncktons Machine Tools since 1985 (27 years). For more information on Moncktons Machine Tools, visit their website at or call them at 800.947.8665. To learn more about White Rock’s capabilities, visit their website at or call them at 435.750.6414.

In the past several months, White Rock has purchased a number of new machines, intended to upgrade older equipment and to improve capabilities for their customers. They currently have 20 CNC machines, 18 Citizens and 2 Haas VMCs. One of their recent purchases was a Miyano Citizen BNA MSY-2 Turn Mill Center. The Miyano BNA-42DHY comes equipped with sub spindle, and 8-position main turret with Y-axis, featuring live capability in each station. In addition, this Fanuc-powered machine also includes a 6-station static turret for use with secondary operations with the sub spindle. The BNA-42MSY features the same 8-position main turret and utilizes a Mitsubishi-powered Cincom control, making programming a snap for existing Citizen-Cincom users. What makes the BNA-42DHY and MSY so truly unique is the inclusion of Citizen’s proprietary superimposition technology that allows the user to superimpose the sub spindle to the main turret. This special technology allows you to independently machine on the front and backside on the main turret simultaneously. Essentially, your main turret is now functioning as 2 turrets. Justin and David said that this newest Miyano Citizen machine allows them to make parts 1 5/8” in size, compared to their previous capabilities of 1”. The company additionally acquired 3 Citizen L20 machines.These are the fastest, most efficient 7-Axis L20-series lathes ever developed by Citizen. When cross machining is required, three cross spindles can be mounted, totaling eighteen tools: five turning, seven rotary, and six drilling tools. The three cross spindles can also be used as end-face drilling spindles by rotating the holder 90 degrees. Justin says of the Citizen machines, “We didn’t get to where we are in business by purchasing low end machines. These are outstanding machines.” Justin and David additionally agree that the machine tool dealer is an integral part of their decision process. Moncktons Machine Tools, Inc., their supplier since they opened for business, has been supporting manufacturing customers in the Rocky Mountain region since 1952. “Our Applications Engineer, Stan Harris, was instrumental in helping us to secure our first customer, and he continues to be a valuable resource to White Rock”, David said. He continued, “Stan and the Monckton’s team, including their superior service department, are both knowledgeable and extremely service oriented. It is just a bonus that they help us to find new custom-

Hear.From.White.Rock’s.Customers “We are very appreciative of a 16 plus year relationship with White Rock. This relationship has led to a very positive and productive association. Numerous times White Rock has gone above and beyond what is expected to produce and expedite parts when we were short; enabling us to be able to fill and ship orders that might have been cancelled. White Rock is notorious for holding prices when everything else seems to increase. They do their best to keep prices low and quality high.” Buyer, Leading Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturer “We have very few suppliers, as the products we make are very specialized and highly engineered. Of the 20 suppliers we have, White Rock is considered a strategic partner, and has been so for more than 12 years. They are also the partner we call on when we need to be bailed out of a jam. White Rock makes a superior product, and of the components they make for us, we have only one other supplier, based in France. You just can’t get companies in the United States like White Rock to make the components we need. Before we found White Rock, our biggest challenge was that the lead time for our components was 14-16 weeks. With White Rock, our lead times are now 4-8 weeks. They are just outstanding.” Senior Operations Manager, Medical/Aerospace Electronics Manufacturer A2Z METALWORKER

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There is no official price tag for the effort to upgrade and maintain the 5,113 warheads in the inventory, to replace old delivery systems and to renovate the aging facilities where nuclear work is performed. A study this summer by the nonpartisan Stimson Center, a Washington think tank, estimated costs would be at least $352 billion over the coming decade to operate and modernize the current arsenal. Others say the figure could be far higher, particularly if the work is delayed even longer. The timing does not fit with the nation’s evolving defense posture, either. Over the past decade, the U.S. military has moved away from nuclear deterrence and major military interventions in favor of more precise tactics rooted in Special Operations forces and quick tactical strikes deemed more effective against today’s enemies. Federal officials and many outside analysts are nonetheless convinced that, after years of delay, the government must invest huge sums if it is to maintain the air, sea and land nuclear triad on which the country has relied since the start of the Cold War. Failing to act before the end of next year, they say, is likely to mean that there won’t be enough time to design and build the new systems that would be required if the old arsenal is no longer safe or reliable.

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EADS,.BAE.Systems.In.Merger.Talks The Seattle Times reports, “UK defense contractor BAE Systems and European aerospace giant EADS, the parent company of Airbus, are in talks about combining into the world’s biggest aerospace company. The merger could strengthen EADS in its bid to challenge Boeing and other US defense companies for US military contracts.” The Los Angeles Times reports, “The potential merger would have broad effects across the defense industry, particularly for larger defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp. and Boeing. BAE and EADS have divisions in the United States and frequently compete for” defense work iin the US.

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On December 31, 2012, 101 tax deductions and credits will expire or would have already expired, costing manufacturers billions in tax increases. Many of these expired/expiring provisions are critical to incentivizing manufacturing in America such as the R&D Tax Credit, expanded Bonus Depreciation and Section 179 Expensing, among numerous other manufacturing tax incentives used by manufacturers to make them more globally competitive. While taking some action prior to leaving for the August recess, the Senate Finance Committee did pass their version of the tax extenders bill which includes many One Voice priorities, albeit with less robust versions of capital expensing provisions. In a compromise with Committee Democrats, Senate Republicans also agreed to not include an Estate Tax extension in the extenders bill and rather work to address that in the 2001/2003 Bush tax cuts package which also expires on December 31st. To pressure lawmakers into acting on the expiring provisions prior to January 1st, One Voice is working with the 87 House Republican Freshmen to secure majority support for action on a tax extender bill. The GOP Freshman class and Tea Party members are central to securing enough votes to move a bill forward. However, the election outcome will likely determine how much, if any, substantive work Congress will consider when they return in late November after the election.



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The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) recently published its Q1 2012 Results. Although fuel cells are still in the top spot with 232 patents, they were down 18 relative to the first quarter of last year.The report shows large year on year gains for solar patents, up 50 at 188, and wind, which totaled 157 patents, up 71 from Q1 2011.

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There were 62 hybrid/electric vehicle (HEV) patents granted, a gain of 24 over last year, and biomass/biofuel patents more than doubled from Q1 2011 to 36.As to assignees,Toyota took the top spot with 49 patents, mostly for fuel cells and some HEV patents. GE was in second place with 33 patents, the vast majority of which were for wind technology. Third place went to Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas with 30 patents, and GM was in fourth place with 28 patents, almost all for fuel cell technology. Other patentees in the top ten were Samsung, Honda, Siemens, Ford, Mitsubishi and Hyundai. The CEPGI reports also break out patent data by geography, looking at U.S. states and other countries. In Q1 2012, Japan led non-U.S. green patentees with 150 patents, and California took second place with 70 patents. Other jurisdictions holding a lot of green patents included Germany (51), Michigan (49), New York (47), Korea (45), and Denmark (32). Always an interesting read, the CEPGI quarterly reports provide valuable snapshots of green patenting activity and a window into green innovation.

Northrop. Grumman,.AgustaWestland. make. new.US.bids.with.AW101. Northrop Grumman has teamed with AgustaWestland to offer the Italian company’s AW101 for two US military contests. The long-awaited contests, one for the US Navy to replace the VIP fleet that ferries the US president, and another to replace US Air Force combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopters, both require highly survivable aircraft. AgustaWestland had previously partnered with Lockheed Martin to produce a similar presidential helicopter called theVH-71, but theVXX programme was cancelled due to high acquisition costs and budget overruns. The presidential transportation role is currently filled by Sikorsky VH-3s, based on the long-retired SH-3. The USAF’s CSAR contest will replace the Sikorsky HH-60s that currently fill the role but are reaching the end of their service lives. Variants of the UH-60 are ubiquitous throughout the US military, and an updated version has been offered as a competitor.


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Manufacturers.Applaud.Passage.of.American. Manufacturing.Competitiveness.Act The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) congratulated the House of Representatives for passing the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, H.R. 5865, a bill designed to launch an indepth, comprehensive analysis of how best to strengthen the U.S. manufacturing sector and ensure its long-term competitiveness against foreign competition. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), has attracted bipartisan support from lawmakers who recognize the vital importance of a healthy manufacturing sector to the broader U.S. economy. H.R. 5865 calls for formation of a federal board of manufacturing experts to conduct an in-depth analysis of the nation’s manufacturing sector, U.S. government policy, and the policies of competing nations to determine how best to ensure that the U.S. attracts and supports manufacturing operations over the long term. The analysis will result in a draft national competitiveness strategy to be approved by the President by April 2014, with a subsequent analysis and follow-up strategy due in 2018. “There is no better moment for the White House and Congress to focus on revitalizing our industry through a concerted, promanufacturing strategy that addresses the competitive disadvantages our members contend with every day,” said PMA President Bill Gaskin. “PMA and NTMA member companies play an integral role in the broader economy, producing components found in over 90 percent of U.S. manufactured goods and equipment.We support the viability of nearly every key domestic industry sector, ranging from agricultural and mining, energy and transportation to aerospace, medical devices, electronics, national defense, and homeland security.” “It is more important than ever that the government develop an industrial strategy to build and grow a sustainable U.S. manufacturing sector that can protect our national security and strengthen our economy in the long run,” said NTMA President Dave Tilstone. “This bill would help policymakers take a comprehensive approach to encouraging the growth of U.S. manufacturing by identifying what goods are produced, where they are produced, and in which sectors we are most competitive.The entire country will benefit if we increase U.S. manufacturing jobs, support the growth of technologies that strengthen our industry’s competitiveness, and reach a realistic understanding of how our foreign competitors fight to attract market share in this highly competitive global industry.” About One Voice: The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA)’s and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)’s combined “One Voice” federal government advocacy program represents nearly 3,000 metalworking companies and is designed to promote U.S. government policies that will ensure a strong manufacturing sector in the United States. A2Z METALWORKER

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“The energy level among visitors and exhibitors was at an all-time high,” said Peter Eelman, Vice PresidentThe 29th edition of the just-com- Exhibitions and Communications pleted IMTS proved the continuing for AMT-The Association For Manuleadership of manufacturing in the facturing Technology. “The most overall economy as the show en- exciting take-away from IMTS 2012 joyed the strongest results in more is what it says about the prospects than a decade. for manufacturing over the next year. The overall activity and buzz Hosting exhibitors and visitors indicates that we are entering a from 119 countries, IMTS 2012, period of sustained growth that will which ran Sept. 10-15 at Chicago’s fuel economic prosperity and job McCormick Place, covered 1.248 creation. million net square feet of exhibit space with 1,909 exhibiting com- “Visitors came to find solutions and panies.Total registration for the six- innovative approaches to their manday event was 100,200, which is a ufacturing challenges. They found 21.6% increase over 2010, marking immediate answers throughout the the largest show-to-show increase four halls and long-term possibilities ever for IMTS. in the ETC.”

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NASA. Launches. Program.To. Certify. Space. Taxis With an eye toward breaking Russia’s monopoly on flying crew to the international space station (ISS) by 2017, NASA has launched a twostage certification process aimed at ensuring commercial passenger spaceships currently under development will meet the agency’s safety standards, schedule and mission requirements. NASA expects to award multiple firms a Certification Products Contract (CPC), each of which will run for 15 months and be worth up to $10 million. The program dovetails with the agency’s ongoing partnerships with Boeing, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Sierra Nevada Corp. to develop privately owned space transportation systems capable of flying astronauts to the space station.

effort. The first buy will be for data products related to “an end-toend Crew Transportation System (CTS) for an ISS design reference mission,” NASA wrote in its Sept. 12 solicitation. “The government expects that only Phase 1 contractors will be capable of successfully competing for Phase 2,” NASA wrote. NASA intends to run its ongoing, 21-month, $1.1 billion Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) projects with Boeing, SpaceX and Sierra Nevada separately from any awards the companies may win under the Certification Products Contract. Under its existing program, NASA was not able to formally evaluate if a company’s design met agency requirements for flying crew to the station.

CPC’s first phase is scheduled to begin in February and run through May 30, 2014. The timing is intended to influence commercial spaceship design and operations plans early enough to meet NASA’s space station mission requirements and minimize potentially costly changes and schedule delays later in the development process.

“This bridge will allow us to either move down the road toward getting design concurrence assessment or potentially waivers for areas where we don’t fully meet all the design requirements,” said John Mulholland, Boeing vice president and program manager for commercial space programs.

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Buyers seeking to replace aging vehicles are helping to boost auto sales, as is the strengthening housing market, which aids truck sales, said Jenny Lin, a senior economist for Ford.


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“Though we are seeing most of the economic conditions stabilizing and the job market not improving as much as we hoped for, I think pent-up demand is really the driving force for retail sales,” she said. Yet the annualized pace of newvehicle sales climbed in August to 14.52 million cars and light trucks, Autodata said. That is the highest rate since August 2009, when the government’s “cash for clunkers” incentives caused a spike in car sales. Take a look back at U.S. monthly auto sales by car maker since 2005. “Autos have been a bright spot for the economy all year long and we see that trend continuing,” said Kurt McNeil, vice president of U.S. sales operations for GM. Honda reported sales of 131,321 vehicles, 60% more than in August 2011. Toyota’s sales rose 46%, to 188,520 light trucks. A year ago, Honda and Toyota were struggling to restart their plants following the ear thquake and tsunami in Japan. “Our sales did take a big hit because they didn’t have cars,” said dealer Bill Fox, a partner in Fox Dealerships in Auburn, New York. But now, the Japanese auto makers are back to full production and they’re offering attractive leases, low-interest financing and other incentives that help lure in buyers, he said. “They’re battling to win back the market share they lost last year because of lack of availability” of vehicles, Mr. Fox said.

Nissan Motor Co., which recovered faster than rivals from last year’s natural disasters in Asia, said its August sales rose 8%, to 98,515 vehicles. GM’s sales increased 10% to 240,520 vehicles, boosted by strong demand for small cars including its Chevrolet Sonic. Ford reported light vehicle sales of 196,749 cars and trucks, a gain of 13%. It was boosted by strong sales of its F-series pick up trucks, which climbed 19%. Chrysler likewise saw sales of its Ram pickup rise 19%. Sales of GM’s two pickup trucks, the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, grew more slowly, partly because they are near the end of their product cycle and a new generation is coming next year.

Ducommun. Awarded. C o n t r a c t . F r o m . B e l l. Helicopter. For. AH-1Z. Cobra.Program Ducommun has received a contract from Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron Inc., to produce titanium firewall and baffle assemblies for the AH-1Z Cobra – the U.S. Marine Corps’ newest attack helicopter. Ducommun AeroStructures will produce the assemblies through 2013. The U.S. Marine Corps is replacing the two-blade AH-1W with the AH-1Z, which features a new fourblade composite rotor system, upgraded landing gear, and a fully integrated glass cockpit. The AH-1Z will serve a primary role in assault support along with air reconnaissance.The attack helicopter will also play a supporting role in anti-air warfare, electronic warfare, and control of aircraft and missiles. by.year-end Lockheed Martin Corp said it was aiming to wrap up long-delayed negotiations about a fifth batch of F-35 fighter jets by the end of the year. Lockheed Chief Executive Robert Stevens told a Morgan Stanley investor conference that discussions with the U.S. Defense

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our owners Jason and Patricia firmly believe that key to our success is retaining control over every process possible, enabling us to manage nearly all of the production schedule our customers request.” He continued, “We looked at a few waterjet manufacturers, and Jason contacted local machine shops who owned waterjets. In the end we made the decision to purchase the Flow manufactured waterjet for 2 main reasons; 1) It offered a better solution technologically (e.g. better built, better construction of the pump, higher pressure (PSI)) 2) Our Flow representatives demonstrated integrity and honesty. For example, our Flow Applications Specialist, Jess Tilley simply presented the facts regarding the Flow waterjet machine we were looking at. He let the features sell the machine, and he didn’t disparage the competition. Flow’s competitor(s) were misleading in their comparisons to the Flow, and really were quite pushy selling their machines.” Jeff says the Flow training they received was exceptional. “We were trained for 3 days at our facility, and this coincided with the installation of the Mach 3 4020B. Then we went to Flow’s headquarters in Kent, WA, where we were trained with some of Flow’s other waterjet customers in a 5 day training class.We learned the hardware, software and maintenance in our extensive training.” Jeff says that MountainView initially had some issuess with their new Flow Mach 3 4020B. “This happens with cutting edge technology”, he said, “and we found the Flow support team to be extremely responsive.They either over-nighted the new part to us, or they flew a service person out to support us. Flow’s service responsive time nearly always happens in less than 24 hours.” The team at Mountain View agrees that they gained new customers and increased business with current customers as a result of the acquisition of the Flow Mach 3. Jess says, “Our Mach 3 offers a cutting area of 6.5’ x 13’, larger than the cutting area on the waterjets at the shops we were outsourcing to previously, so we’ve gained new business from this. Ad-

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The trend lines are promising. According to the Conference Board numbers, which aren’t adjusted for seasonal factors, there were 151,478 job postings for skilled workers nationwide in May 2005. That number dipped to 82,741 in February 2009 before rising to 208,887 last month. “What we’re seeing is the bottoming out of manufacturing,” said Michael Mandel, chief economy strategist with the Progressive Policy Institute. “The really sharp jump in wanted ads coincides with the portion of manufacturing that is switching from shrink to growth mode.” Driving the surge in demand for skilled workers is a mix of state and federal policy measures and changing economics of manufacturing. States such as Alabama are aggressively courting local and international manufacturers. They are dangling tax breaks and other lucrative incentives to attract companies – and in turn are generating industry jobs and boosting their revenue. The federal government’s bailout of the auto industry in 2009 saved General Motors (GM, Fortune 500) and Chrysler from bankruptcy and helped propel American automakers to improved sales, record profits and more hiring. Rising expenses in China are another big reason domestic factory work has heated up considerably in the last 12 months. As labor and raw material costs skyrocket, more American companies are bringing production back home. One example is WindStream Technologies, which makes small wind turbines. WindStream opened a facility in North Vernon, Ind., last year so it could move production out of China. The change eliminated overseas shipping and travel expenses and helped lower production costs by 10% for each turbine.

Making.Sense.of.the.U.S..Oil.Boom. Daniel Yergin talks about where it’s coming from and what it will mean for the U.S.—and the world The U.S. has long been seen as an energy hog. Thanks to hydraulic fracturing and deep water technology, it is now pumping more oil than it has in more than a decade, and its growing status as a crude producer is taking the world by storm. In a conversation with The Wall Street Journal, Daniel Yergin, the energy industry’s most prominent chronicler, talks about the American oil renaissance and its profound implications for the

U.S. in a changing world. Mr. Yergin, currently vice chairman of IHS, a consulting firm in Englewood, Colo., is the author of “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.” His history of the oil industry, “The Prize,” earned a Pulitzer Prize. Here are edited excerpts from the conversation. Energy Boom WSJ: The U.S. is experiencing an unprecedented boom in oil production. How did this happen? Where is it taking us? MR. YERGIN: The last time we had a presidential election, the U.S. was going to run out of oil. Since then, U.S. oil production has grown about 25%. As has happened in the past, technology has opened doors people didn’t know were there or didn’t think could be opened. We expect to see tight-oil production [oil extracted from dense rock formations] grow dramatically over the rest of this decade. If you take what’s happening in the U.S. and what’s happening in Brazil and Canada, we’re going to see a rebalancing of global oil flows. By the end of this decade, the Western Hemisphere may be importing very little oil from the Eastern Hemisphere. WSJ: What difference does that make to U.S. oil consumers? MR.YERGIN: Until a couple of years ago, people didn’t focus on the economic impact of domestic energy production. Over one million jobs have been created by the development of unconventional gas. It makes the U.S. more competitive. You can see how the growing recognition of the economic impact is changing the political discourse about energy in the U.S., including, very clearly, in the presidential campaign.You would not have had this kind of discussion about energy in 2008. [The new flow] changes the geopolitical perspective about energy. The U.S. is going to be relatively more self-sufficient and less dependent on foreign energy. We’re already independent in terms of coal and natural gas; greater reliance on regional and domestic supplies increases our sense of security.

to have a bigger presence on the world stage; it is participating in antipiracy efforts off the coast of Somalia. In some ways, China will become a partner—it will come to have a role in the security of the flow of energy. This can go on a very constructive, cooperative fashion, or it can go on in a fashion which creates greater risk. This is going to be one of the major focuses of the U.S.-China relationship. WSJ: Critics have said the potential of unconventional fields—shale and tight oil—is exaggerated. Is this boom real? MR. YERGIN: The proof is in the numbers. Shale gas (2% of U.S. gas production at the start of the century) is now almost 40% of U.S. gas production. And using this technology in new areas and established oil fields has really revitalized U.S. oil production. Mr. González is Houston bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires. He can be reached at . The new head of the commercial jet arm of Boeing Co. said that he expects the company’s orders to remain high in 2013, despite the surge in deals over the past 18 months.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Ray Conner said the jet replacement market in the U.S. has yet to be fully tapped, helping global orders next year to closely match the Chicago-based jet maker’s deliveries, which could approach 700 aircraft if it maintains planned output increases. In his first public meeting with Wall Street investors since being appointed in June, Mr. Conner said at a conference that production rate increases across all its jet models remained on track. Despite a high-profile cancellation for 35 Dreamliners by Qantas Airways Ltd., the jet market is balanced by demand for new jets in Asia and elsewhere, Mr. Conner added.

WSJ: Will this weaken the U.S.-Saudi relationship? MR.YERGIN:We don’t get a lot of our oil from the Middle East as it is today, but the strategic interests are very strong; obviously they’re highlighted by continuing tension over Iran’s nuclear program. Enlarge Image

He also anticipates the U.S. Export-Import Bank will help finance 31% of the Chicago-based jet maker’s commercial deliveries this year compared with 28% in 2011. New funding rules will make export credit funding more expensive next year, leading more carriers to lock up funding before the deadline.

WSJ: What is China’s role after the rebalancing of global oil?

The company is looking to maintain its output of jumbo 747-8 aircraft in light of weakness in the global airfreight market.

MR. YERGIN: There was much heightened concern about energy security in China in the middle of the last decade; now there’s much more self-confidence in their ability to buy what they need, a bigger appreciation of a flexible global market. But China clearly intends

The freighter model of the new 747-8 has sold significantly better than its passenger counterpart, “The cargo market has flattened out on us,” said Mr. Conner, who hopes to maintain output at two per month with new orders for the jet. A2Z METALWORKER

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U.S.. Arms. Sales. Make. Up. Most. of. Global. Market Overseas weapons sales by the United States totaled $66.3 billion last year, or more than three-quarters of the global arms market, valued at $85.3 billion in 2011. Russia was a distant second, with $4.8 billion in deals. The American weapons sales total was an “extraordinary increase” over the $21.4 billion in deals for 2010, the study found, and was the largest single-year sales total in the history of United States arms exports. The previous high was in fiscal year 2009, when American weapons sales overseas totaled nearly $31 billion. A worldwide economic decline had suppressed arms sales over recent years. But increasing tensions with Iran drove a set of Persian Gulf nations — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman — to purchase American weapons at record levels. These Gulf states do not share a border with Iran, and their arms purchases focused on expensive warplanes and complex missile defense systems. The report was prepared by the Congressional Research Service. The annual study is considered the most detailed collection of unclassified arms sales data available to the public. The agreements with Saudi Arabia included the purchase of 84 advanced F-15 fighters, a variety of ammunition, missiles and logistics support, and upgrades of 70 of the F-15 fighters in the current fleet. Sales to Saudi Arabia last year also included dozens of Apache and Black Hawk helicopters, all contributing to a total Saudi weapons deal from the United States of $33.4 billion, according to the study. The United Arab Emirates purchased a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, an advanced antimissile shield that includes radars and is valued at $3.49 billion, as well as 16 Chinook helicopters for $939 million. Oman bought 18 F-16 fighters for $1.4 billion. In keeping with recent trends, most of the weapons purchases, worth about $71.5 billion, were made by developing nations, with about $56.3 billion of that from the United States.

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In July, my company found two great hires at a veterans job fair. That brings the total number of U.S. military veterans at E.J. Ajax & Sons to nine. It’s a small number in the overall scheme of things; in 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 234,000 new veterans were looking for work. But at E.J. Ajax, a small, third-generation metal-stamping company in Fridley, veterans now represent more than 10 percent of our total workforce. As a company that exports nearly a third of our production to China, Mexico, India, Europe and the Caribbean, we rely on skilled workers to provide the productivity and quality that give us a competitive edge. In our experience, veterans have exceptional qualities that make them exceptional candidates for entry-level manufacturing positions. WORK ETHIC “The Marine Corps taught me discipline. It made me grow up,” said Brad McKnight, an Iraq war veteran who has been with our company for six years and is now our quality manager. “Punctuality is real big.You’re guaranteed that a veteran will be there on time,” said Jose ChavarrÃa, who was a newly retired Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant when he joined our company in 2011. “The saying in the military is, ’If you’re not 15 minutes early, you’re 5 minutes late,’” he added. During the job interview, he was surprised to be asked whether he’d be OK with working extra hours on occasion. “That’s what I’m used to,” he said. As one of our newest hires, five-year Army veteran Gilbert Sanchez said, “In the military, you have to be there at the right time, in the right uniform, with the right attitude.” LIFELONG LEARNING Our veterans are comfortable with our company’s commitment to training, which requires a minimum of 100 hours of their time each year – and far more if they’re in a four-year apprenticeship program. Although it might not be the first thing civilians associate with military life, rigorous training begins the first day of boot camp and never ends. Let me emphasize that word “rigorous.” In a six-month Marine Corps training program that Brad attended, “if you failed two tests, you were out of the program.” That background is ideal for a precision manufacturing operation like ours. While “technology” might not be the first thing you associate with manufacturing, we are constantly installing new machines, updating our processes and learning to produce more parts, faster, for less money. Someone like Jose, with a background as a helicopter mechanic, inspector and quality assurance representative, is in synch with our goals from day one. The combination of on-the-job training and coursework required for apprenticeships supervised by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry qualifies veterans as full-time students, enabling them to make full use of their educational benefits.

SAFETY Our company puts worker safety above everything else. Veterans come in with extensive training in safety, and they have a deep appreciation of a safe working environment. “Everyone knows the rules. If anything happens, they pull the tapes,” Brad said of his Marine Corps experience. “I learned not to assume,” Gilbert said. “I find out the facts before I do something. I don’t assume someone worked on the machine last night and the part is going to work.” While veterans have many skills and abilities that transfer easily into civilian life, there are things employers can do to make the transition to civilian life faster and more effective. CREDENTIALS TRANSFER Military roles and assignments are specialized, with their own naming conventions. One of the biggest obstacles to civilian hiring is figuring out how the veteran’s skills and background line up. In manufacturing, programs like M-Powered at Hennepin Tech provide fast-start training for veterans and others. My company uses a highly reliable mechanical aptitude assessment for all candidates.Tools like those enable veterans like Gilbert Sanchez, who was a chaplain’s assistant in the military, to discover his technical and mathematical skills. CAMARADERIE We read stories on an almost-daily basis about the heroic lengths our military people go to for the sake of their comrades. That esprit de corps has carried veterans through some tough times – and if it’s missing from their civilian occupations, they feel the loss. That’s one area where a small family-owned business like mine can hold its own against some of the Fortune 500 companies with whom we compete for workers. Gilbert Sanchez still remembers that, in our first meeting, I asked him about his family. For me, that was standard procedure. For him, it was a sign that he’d be a name, not a number, in our company. Jose calls it “unit cohesion. There’s a family aspect from the commanding officer to the youngest private.” He says that some of his military buddies still miss the camaraderie, “everyone getting along and knowing each other. I found that right when I walked in the door at E.J. Ajax,” he said. HIERARCHY Like a lot of U.S. companies, E.J. Ajax places high value on the “fresh perspective.” In fact, we assign our summer apprentices the task of identifying and documenting a process improvement. Our veterans come from a culture that says, “if I want your opinion, I’ll give it to you.” They consistently tell us that as a newcomer, speaking up can be hard to do. On the other hand, it can also be hard to frame recommendations rather than orders when they do feel they have sufficient expertise and background. A training program that includes soft skills as well as technical instruction will help veterans develop their civilian leadership skills. While we believe that hiring veterans is, first and foremost, good business sense; it is enormously satisfying that the right thing for our business is also the right thing for our country. As President Obama so aptly said, “no one who fights for this country should ever have to fight for a job when they come home.”

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Additive. Manuf actur ing. Reaches.A.Major.Milestone IndustryWeek reports, “2012 is shaping up to be a big year for additive manufacturing. So big, some say, that there is talk of the technology may finally earn the major market acceptance it has been working toward these last 25 years or so. From Stratasys’s ‘magic arms’ to last month’s announcement of the $30 million award for the creation of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), manufacturing news this year has been replete with stories about the incredible advances

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Researchers. Develop. LightActivated.Muscle.For.Robots. Move. Wired UK reports, “A team of bioengineers has genetically engineered skeletal muscle tissue to produce a protein that reacts to light, and plans to use it to build a robot with realistic manoeuvrability.”The MIT and University of Pennsylvania team decided that mimicking animal behavior in robotics was not enough - by mimicking the genetic materials that allow those behaviors, they could make a giant leap towards feasible biorobots. It is the first time skeletal muscle has ever been manipulated to react to light, with past studies focusing only on cardiac muscle cells.”

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Troy R. Kattenhorn, CMTSE Sales Manager 6855 West 116th Ave 0 Broomfield, CO 80020 303-466-3777 o Pax 303-466-19790 Cell: 303-437-6357 Email: 0

Tornos US 840 Parkview Boulevard Lombard, IL 60148 Phone 630 812 2040 Fax 630 812 2039

ACCESSORIES AIT______________ 800-321-3195 Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Desert_EDM_Sales_____ 480-816-6300 Fuchs_Machinery______ 303-744-1205 Abrasive Products Fuchs_Machinery______ 303-744-1205 Shop_Tools,_Inc._ ______ 303-375-9190 Ballscrews Fadal_CNC__________ 208-855-9426 Bandsaw Blades Echols_Saw_&_Supply_ ___ 602-278-3918 Roentgen_USA________ 847-787-0135

Barfeeder Accessories Trusty-Cook_ ________ 877-240-2462 Boring Bars AIT______________ 800-321-3195 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

ROBERT SERRANO Regional Sales Manager West California Office Phone 951 695 0342 951 695 0346 Fax Mobile 951 240 0818 E-Mail

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 DCM_Tech___________ 800-533-5339 Ebbco_Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 Fuchs_Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 760-580-1357 Marshall_Tool_&_Supply___ 602-269-6295

Qu Qualichem,_Inc._ ______ 480-320-0308 Star_Metal_Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Fluids & Oils AIT______________ 800-321-3195 Blaser____________ 801-722-4095 Castrol____________ 800-894-7773 Christensen_Oil_ ______ 800-654-0438 Echols_Saw_&_Supply_ ___ 602-278-3918 Fuchs_Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 760-580-1357 Marshall_Tool_&_Supply___ 602-269-6295 Qualichem,_Inc._ ______ 480-320-0308 Star_Metal_Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966


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Protective Computer Enclosures for the Industrial Environment

Doug Klein, ASQ CQE 5730 E. Leith Lane Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480-626-8131 Fax 480-626-2101 888-bytebox

An ISO 9001 Company

Jeff Klimowicz  Senior Sales Engineer  Southwest Region: AZ, UT, NV, CO, ID  All Products Proudly Made in the USA  

Cutting Tools AIT______________ 800-321-3195 Echols_Saw_&_Supply_ ___ 602-278-3918 Fuchs_Machinery_______ 303-744-120 Marshall_Tool_&_Supply___ 602-269-6295 Micro_100_ _________ 208-888-7310 Sandvik_ __________ 801-362-3618 Seco_Tools_Inc.________ 248-528-5960 Shop_Tools,_Inc._ ______ 303-375-9190 Dielectric Fluid Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 760-580-1357 Drills Sandvik_ __________ 801-362-3618 Seco_Tools_Inc.________ 248-528-5960 Dust Collectors, Filtration Equip. Blaser____________ 801-722-4095 A2Z METALWORKER

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Mobile: 480‐320‐0308 

Bytebox 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 EDM_Perform._Access.____ 800-336-2946 Global_EDM__Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Star_Metal_Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 EDM: Dielectric Systems /Filtration Desert_EDM_Sales_____ 480-816-6300 Ebbco_Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901

End Mills Marshall_Tool_&_Supply___ 602-269-6295 Micro_100_ _________ 208-888-7310 Sandvik_ __________ 801-362-3618 Electronics Fadal_CNC__________ 208-855-9426 Fasteners Self_Clinch_Direct_ ____ 801-746-2689 Filtration Equipment Desert_EDM_Sales_____ 480-816-6300 Ebbco_Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 Fixtures/Fixturing 5th_Axis_Fixtures_______ 858-505-0432 Gaging Fuchs_Machinery______ 303-744-1205 Shop_Tools,_Inc._ ______ 303-375-9190 Knives: Replacement Superior_Grinding______ 801-487-9700

Laser Accessories Castrol____________ 800-894-7773 Christensen_Oil_ ______ 800-654-0438 Laser Marking Equipment Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Liquid Penetrant Team_Industrial_Services___ 801-397-2202 Team_Industrial_Services___ 602-269-7868 Lubricants / Systems Blaser____________ 801-722-4095 Castrol____________ 800-894-7773 Christensen_Oil_ ______ 800-654-0438 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 760-580-1357 Marshall_Tool_&_Supply___ 602-269-6295 Qualichem,_Inc._ ______ 480-320-0308 Star_Metal_Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Blaser____________ 801-722-4095

65 South Cottonwood Street (300 W) 6577 Salt Lake City, Utah 84107 Sa

Gage-Lab Products G


Dimensional Gaging Specialists

Tim Zimmerman

phone (801)716-2972 fax

(8 (801)716-2975

c cell

(8 (801)918-8798

Castrol Castrol____________ 800-894-7773 Christensen_Oil_ ______ 800-654-0438 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 760-580-1357 Marshall_Tool_&_Supply___ 602-269-6295 Star_Metal_Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Motors Fadal_CNC__________ 208-855-9426 Parts Washing Equipment Blaser____________ 801-722-4095 Star_Metal_Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Revolvers Fadal_CNC__________ 208-855-9426 Saws Echols_Saw_&_Supply_ ___ 602-278-3918 Solvents /Degreasing Agents Blaser____________ 801-722-4095 A2Z METALWORKER

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Castrol____________ 800-894-7773 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 760-580-1357 Star_Metal_Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Spindles Fadal_CNC__________ 208-855-9426 GMN_USA_ _________ 800-686-1679 Setco_Spindles_&_Slides_ __ 866-362-0699 Thread Mills Micro_100_ _________ 208-888-7310 Sandvik_ __________ 801-362-3618 Tooling Systems AIT______________ 800-321-3195 Seco_Tools_Inc.________ 248-528-5960 Fuchs_Machinery______ 303-744-1205 Micro_100_ _________ 208-888-7310 Sandvik_ __________ 801-362-3618

Sept/Oct 2012

Vices and Vice Jaws 5th_Axis_Fixtures_______ 858-505-0432 5th Desert_EDM_Sales_ _____ 480-816-6300 Desert Waycovers Fadal_CNC__________ 208-855-9426 Fadal Work Holding 5th 5th_Axis_Fixtures_______ 858-505-0432 AIT______________ 800-321-3195 CALIBRATION SERVICES Advanced_Coord._Tech_____ 303-469-6161 Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ _ 480-948-1871 Total_Qual._Syst._______ 480-377-6422 GRAPHITE FOR EDM Aerospace Toyo_Tanso_USA_ ______ 630-248-3885 Fine Detail Electrodes Toyo_Tanso_USA_ ______ 630-248-3885 Forging Dies Toyo_Tanso_USA_ ______ 630-248-3885 Carbide Burning Toyo_Tanso_USA_ ______ 630-248-3885 Threaded Electrodes Toyo_Tanso_USA_ ______ 630-248-3885


GRINDING Grinding Filtration Ebbco_Inc_ _________800--809-3901 Grinding Machines DCM_Tech__________ 800-533-5339 Fuchs_Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Triad_Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Aircraft brake rotor DCM_Tech__________ 800-533-5339 Grinders, Rotary Silicon & Quartz DCM_Tech__________ 800-533-5339 Manual Lathes & Mills AME,_Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 A2Z METALWORKER

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11042 N. 24th Ave. Suite 101 Phoenix, AZ 85029


Innovative solutions for all 3, 4, and 5 axis machines.

Mathew Evans Director of Sales and Marketing

7140 Engineer Rd. San Diego, CA 92111

Automatic Barfeeds of all Types

VP/General Manager

Pedestals for Grinders Midaco___________847-593-8420 Sawing Machines AIT______________ 800-321-3195 Fuchs_Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools_ 800-952-0151 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Rocky_Mountain_Saw_Blades__303-761-3000_ Saw Replacement Parts Rocky_Mountain_Saw_Blades__303-761-3000 _ Tool Grinders Punch & Die DCM_Tech__________ 800-533-5339 _INSPECTION EQUIP Advanced_Coord._Tech_____ 303-469-6161 Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 Klontech_Indust._Sales____ 480-948-1871 OGP_ _ ___________ 480-889-9056 Total_Qual._Syst._______ 480-377-6422 CMM Probes Datum_Inspection_ _____ 602-997-1340 Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ _ 480-948-1871 A2Z METALWORKER

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OGP ___________ 480-889-9056 OGP_ Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced_Coordinate_Tech__ 623-780-4137 Datum_Inspection_ _____ 602-997-1340 Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ _ 480-948-1871 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 OGP_ ___________ 480-889-9056 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Gauging Equipment Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ___________ 480-889-9056 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Low Temp Instrumentation High_Precision_Devices_ _ 303-447-2558 Metrology Instruments Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Datum_Inspection_____ 602-997-1340 Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ 480-948-1871 OGP______ __________ 480-889-9056


Total Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Optical Comparators Advanced Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Datum_Inspection_____ 602-997-1340 Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ___________ 480-889-9056 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Particle Inspection Mach DCM_Tech__________ 800-533-5339 Video Measuring Systems Advanced_Coordinate_Tech_ ___ 623-780-4137 Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ 480-948-1871 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 HARDWARE Horizon_Carbide_Tool___480-968-0957 Metal_Supermarkets_ __ 801-972-2441 Utah_Metal_Works,_Inc.__ 801-364-5679 METALS & MATERIALS AZ_Tool_Steel_LLC_ _____ 480-784-1600 Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Erickson_Metals______877-543-6061 Metal_Supermarkets_ __ 801-972-2441 Ryerson__________303-227-6310 Samuel,_Son_&_Co._ __ 303-422-8282

Western_States_Metals_ _801-978-0562 Alloys: Corrosion Resistant Haynes_Intl__________ 713-937-7597 Alloys: High Temperature Haynes_Intl_ ________713-937-7597 Alloys: Nichel & Cobalt Haynes_Intl_ ________713-937-7597 Brass Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 Bronze Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Carbon Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 Metals: Bar & Plate AZ_Tool_Steel_LLC_ _____480-784-1600 Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 Mold Steel AZ_Tool_Steel_LLC_ _____480-784-1600 Nickel Alloys AZ_Tool_Steel_LLC_ _____480-784-1600 Marzee_Inc.________602-269-5801 Ryerson__________303-227-6310 _Plate-Precision Saw Cut Erickson_Metals______877-543-6061 A2Z METALWORKER

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Pre-Honed Tube Western_States_Metals_ _801-978-0562 Rubber Marzee_Inc.________602-269-5801 Sheet Metal Self_Clinch_Direct_ ____ 801-746-2689 Stainless Steel AZ_Tool_Steel_LLC_ ____ 480-784-1600 Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Metal_Supermarkets_ __ 801-972-2441 Ryerson__________303-227-6310 Samuel,_Son_&_CO.____ 303-422-8282 Steel AZ_Tool_Steel_LLC________480-784-1600 Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Marzee_ __________ 602-269-5801 Metal_Supermarkets____801-972-2441 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 Samuel,_Son_&_CO.____ 303-422-8282 Titanium Tube & Pipe Haynes_Intl_ ________713-937-7597 Supra_Alloys,Inc_______805-388-2138 Titanium, Rod, Bar & Wire Supra_Alloys,Inc_______805-388-2138 Titanium, Sheet & Plate Supra_Alloys,Inc_______805-388-2138 Washers LeeSpring_________480-539-5704 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Erickson_Metals______ 877-543-6061 Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Haynes_Intl__________713-937-7597 Metal_Supermarkets_ __ 801-972-2441 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 Samuel,_Son_&_CO.____ 303-422-8282 Supra_Alloys,Inc_______805-388-2138 Western_States_Metals_ _ 801-978-0562 NEW MACHINERY CHIP CUTTING CNC Drilling/Tapping Methods_West_______ 602-437-2220 CNC Mills Action_Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 AME,_Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266

Foothills_Machinery____ 303-466-3777 Foo Fuchs_Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Fuchs Hartwig_Inc.________ 303-373-9450 Hartwig J.M._Grisley_ _______ 801-486-7519 J.M. King King_Machine_______ 208-345-9600 Methods Methods_West_______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Smith_Machinery_Co_ ___801-263-6403 Todd_Machinery_______801-294-6390 Tornos_USA_ ________951-695-0342 Triad_Machine________303-424-0268 CNC Lathes Action_Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 AME,_Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Foothills_Machinery____ 303-466-3777 Fuchs_Machinery_ _____303-744-1205 J.M._Grisley_ _____ ______801-486-7519 Hartwig_Inc._________303-373-9450 King_Machine_______ 208-345-9600 Methods_West_______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ __303-571-4933 Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 Smith_Machinery_Co_ ___801-263-6403 Todd_Machinery_______801-294-6390 Triad_Machine________303-424-0268 CNC Swiss Turn Machines AME,_Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Methods_West_______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 Tornos_USA_ ______ 951-695-0342 Triad_Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Machines Action_Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 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 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 Tooling Systems Desert_EDM_Sales______ 480-816-6300 USA_EDM_Supply_ _____ 480-836-8330 PALLET SYSTEMS Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Automatic Door Opener Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Manual Rotary Pallet Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Robotic Part Loading Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 PROG. SYSTEMS Factory Automation/Logistics Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD AME,_Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Feature_Cam_ ______ 602-502-9654 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY 3D_Parts_To_Go________801-380-7935 RECYCLING Recyclable Metals Iron_&_Metals,_Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Utah_Metal_Works,_Inc.___801-364-5679 Scrap Metal Recycling Iron_&_Metals,_Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Utah_Metal_Works,_Inc.___801-364-5679 REPAIR PARTS Belts All_World_Machinery_Supply_ 815-943-9111


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VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 10530 E. 59th Street Indianapolis, IN 46236 ph317.823.6821 / 877.240.2462 cell317.946.1235 / home317.823.8615 fax317.823.6822

X-Ray Certified_Inspection_Service_ _602-267-0661 Certified Semiray____________602-275-1917 Team Team_Industrial_Services___ 801-397-2202 Team Team_Industrial_Services___ 602-269-7868 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC BMSC__ _____________ 602-445-9400 Gladhill_Associates_______719-495-8045 Great_Western_Registrar____623-580-1881 MEP_ _ ____________801-863-7001 Orion_Registrar__ _______303-645-4017 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 ISO Registrar Great_Western_Registrar____623-580-1881 Orion_Registrar__ _______303-645-4017 Lean Manufacturing MEP_ _ ____________ 801-863-7001 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Machine Tool Rebuilding EDM_Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 Process Improvement BMSC__ _____________ 602-445-9400 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Rapid Prototyping 3D_Parts_To_Go_ _____ 801-380-7935

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 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 Integrated_Systems_Inc__ 928-649-9600 TOOLING SERVICES Arc Cutting Tools AS9100 Certification Helical_Solutions_______866-543-5422 ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 TRAINING BMSC_ __________ 602-445-9400 CAD/CAM Training MEP_ ___________ 801-863-7001 Davis_Applied_Tech_College___801-593-2483 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 CNC/Conventional Machining Calibration Services Davis_Applied_Tech_College___801-593-2483 Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Machining Software Klontech_Industrial_ ____480-948-1871 Davis_Applied_Tech_College___801-593-2483 Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 USED MACHINERY Consultant, ISO EDM_Network_ ________ 480-836-1782 ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools___800-952-0151 BMSC_ __________ 602-445-9400 King_Maching_______ 208-345-9600 MEP_ ___________ 801-863-7001 K.D._Capital_Equipment____480-922-1674 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Team_Industrial_Services___ 602-269-7868 Spindle Rebuilding Methods_West_________602-437-2220 Western_States_Calibration_ 801-466-1700 GMN_USA_ _________ 800-686-1679 PrecisionFab_Inc._ ____303-779-9180 Insurance Services Calibration: Repair & Certify Sentry_Insurance_ ____ 303-619-4476 Setco-Pope_Spindles______866-362-0699 S&S_Machinery_Sales_____602-368-8542 Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Lean Consulting WATERJET CUTTING Staffing ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Resource_Mfg_________801-265-1999 Calibration Services MACHINERY Action_Machine_ _______303-532-2900 Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Machine Repair/Servicing Statistical Process Control Klontech_Industrial_ ____480-948-1871 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools__800-952-0151 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Fabricating_Equip_Sales___ 303-466-7342 Flow_International_______800-446-3569 Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 MAG Particle SHOP FLOOR AUTOMA- Global_EDM__Supply_____480-836-8330 Team_Industrial_Services___ 801-397-2202 Calibration Training TION Jorgensen_Machine_Tools___800-952-0151 Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Team_Industrial_Services___ 602-269-7868 Hardware: USB King_Machine______ 208-345-9600 Contract Inspection Process Improvement/ Audit Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox OMAX_Corp_________800-838-0343 Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 Triad_Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Klontech_Measure_Sol___ 480-626-8131 BMSC__ _____________ 602-445-9400 Scheduling WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 Ebbco_Inc_ ______ 800--809-3901 Bearings(Precision) All_World_Machinery_Supply_ 815-943-9111 Metric O-Rings All_World_Machinery_Supply_ 815-943-9111 Switches (Proximity, Limit) All_World_Machinery_Supply_ 815-943-9111 Valves (Hydraulic, Pneumatic) All_World_Machinery_Supply_ 815-943-9111


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Contract Programming Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Education Ogden-Weber__Tech_College_ 801-395-3795 Engineering Services Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Financing IEC_ __ __________ 303-593-0403 Intech_Funding_ ______480-699-2512 First Article Inspection Advanced_Coord._Tech______303-469-6161 Datum_Inspection_ _____ 602-997-1340 Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Heavyhaul IRH_ __ ___________801-972-5581 Injection Molding 3D_Parts_To_Go_ _____ 801-380-7935 ISO900/AS9100 Audits Great_Western_Registrar_ 623-580-1881 Reverse Engineering ISO900/AS9100 Registration Advanced_Coord._Tech__ ____303-469-6161 Great_Western_Registrar_ 623-580-1881 Diversified_Metal_Services____801-972-6093 Inspection Services Advanced_Coord._Tech______303-469-6161 Klontech_Measure_Sol_____480-626-8131 Rigging Datum_Inspection_ _____ 602-997-1340 Team_Industrial_Services___ 801-397-2202 IRH_ _____________801-972-5581

Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

Coating: Powder Powder_Extreme_Coatings_ Powder _ 801-450-2819 COLD SPRAY ● Complex Stampings ● Difficult Assemblies ● On Time Delivery ●Contract Mfg. Accuwright_Industries____480-892-9595 Accuwright ● Quality Assurance ●Design Assistance COMPOSITES Mark Erickson ● General Manager S.A._Composites________ 970-776-3877 S.A. 763-717-6303 CUTTING ASSEMBLIES Specialty_Steel_Services___ Specialt Steel Services 801-539-8252 Bandsaw Cutting Bar-S_Machine_________ 928-636-2115 Turning: Automatic Echols_Saw_&_Supply_ ____ 602-278-3918 Dayton_Rogers_ _______ 763-717-6303 Matrix_Machine_______ 480-966-4451 Plastic Prescott’s_Manufacturing___ 719-482-5826 ImageTek_ __________ 303-806-8111 COATING Riegert_Precision_Machine_ _ 208-442-1999 Ceramic High-Tech DESIGN/ CAD/CAM Superior_Metal_Products___ 303-791-7550 Powder_Extreme_Coatings_ _ 801-450-2819 Bar-S_Machine_________ 928-636-2115 Wasatch_Laser_Processing___801-972-3500 Coating: Liquid H&_S_Machine_________ 801-755-7627 Welded Assemblies DIE CASTING Weiser/Mile_High_Precision_ 303-280-2778 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Pilkington_Metal_Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Watkins_Tool_&_Supply_ __ 303-295-9603 BENDING Coating: Nickel/Teflon/ JQ_Enterprises__________801-975-0777 DIES Chrome Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Mandrel Bending Coating_Technologies____623-581-2648 EDM BK_Machine_Inc.________801-253-1929 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 EDM: Dialectric Systems BRAZING LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 /Filtration Precision_Casting_Repair_ __ 801-972-2345 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Ebbco_Inc_ __________ 586-716-5151 Coating_Technologies____623-581-2648 BROACHING EDM: Drilling Small Hole Ponderosa_Ind_________303-298-1801 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 BK_Machine_Inc.______801-253-1929 Precision_Mach’d_Products_ 970-482-7676 Powder_Extreme_Coatings__ 801-450-2819 Critical_Cut__________ 480-785-1316 800-677-8881

Micropulse_West_______ 480-966-2300 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Innovative_Precision____ 801-334-6317 Maverick_Mold_&_Machine_ 970-535-4604 Micropulse_West_______ 480-966-2300 Nuclear_Filter_Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Prec._Mach’d_Products____ 970-482-7676 EDM: Wire Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 Critical_Cut__________ 480-785-1316 Foremaster_Tool_______801-737--0265 Innovative_Precision_____ 801-334-6317 Micropulse_West_______ 480-966-2300 Nuclear_Filter_Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount_Machine_ ___ 801-282-2755 H&R_Precision_________801-975-7400 Jet_Processing________ 623-869-6749 LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 • 63 • Sept/Oct 2012 63 •July/Aug 2011


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:


Powder Coating Arizona_Finishing______602-438-4443 METCO_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Operose_Manufacturing___ 303-833-5967 Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Phoenix_Heat_Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Precision_Mach’d_Prod____ 970-482-7676 Pilkington_Metal_Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Superior_Grinding______801-487-9700 Powder_Extreme_Coatings__ 801-450-2819 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 De-Rusting Sandblasting Glass Bead Clean Powder_Extreme_Coatings_ _ 801-450-2819 Coating_Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Silk Screening Hand Deburring: Precision Arizona_Finishing______602-438-4443 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Liquid Painting Potting/Encapsulation Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Passivation Wet Paint/CARC Certified_Inspection_Service___602-267-0661 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Coating_Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Jet_Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Aluminum (Medium & Large) METCO_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Aero_Tech________ 801-292-0493 A2Z METALWORKER

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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 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Davis_Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Diversified_Metal_Services__ 801-972-6093 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076

GMN_USA_ ________ 800-686-1679 Prec._Mach’d_Products_____970-482-7676 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Steel_Services_Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior_Grinding______ 801487-9700 Superior_Metal_Products___ 303-791-7550 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: OD AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320

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

D&B_Precision_Products___ D&B D& Precision Products 719-473-3699 Davis Davis_Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Dayton Dayton_Rogers_ ______ 763-717-6303 EMJD EMJD_Corporation_____303-761-5236 Focused Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Howell Kustom Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Mountain_View_Machine__ _435-755-0500 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike H&_S_Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Fabrication: Filament Winding S.A._Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Fabrication: Composites S.A._Composites_______ 970-776-3877

Superior Grinding Superior_Grinding______ 801487-9700 Superior_Metal_Products___303-791-7550 Grinding: Surface ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Superior_Grinding______ 801487-9700 GALVANIZING Jordan_River_Galvanizing__801-282-9375 ELECTROPOLISHING Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Fabrication: Enclosures AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Falcon_Sheet_Metal___ 801-298-5064 Davis_Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818_ Nuclear_Filter_Tech_____303-384-9785 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 FABRICATION Fabrication: Aero_Tech_ _______ 801-292-0493 Medium & Large Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod_ 303-427-6419 Arrow_Sheet_Metal_ __ 303-427-6419 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 EMJD_Corp_ ______ 303-761-5236

Falcon_Sheet_Metal_ Falcon Sheet Metal __ 801-298-5064 Group_Mfg_Serv_______480-966-3952 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 Weiser/Mile_High_Precision_303-280-2778 Fabrication: Non-Metal Wesco_Laser_Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Fabrication: Plastic ImageTek_ _________ 303-806-8111 Fabrication: SheetMetal Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod_303-427-6419 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 Davis_Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Denver_Machine_Shop____303-295-6000 EMJD_Corporation_____303-761-5236 Falcon_Sheet_Metal___ 801-298-5064 Group_Mfg_Serv_______480-966-3952 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 Laser_Concepts_Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723

MicroMetals MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Weiser/Mile_High_Precision_ 303-280-2778 Wrico_ ___________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel EMJD_Corp_ _______303-761-5236 Falcon_Sheet_Metal___ 801-298-5064 Precision Electronic Sheet Metal D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 FINISHING Arizona_Finishing______602-438-4443 Coating_Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Foresight_Finishing_ ____ 480-921-0000 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 • 65 • Sept/Oct 2012 65 •July/Aug 2011


A Veteran-Owned Small Business

Shawn Carlin

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 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 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 Cryogenics Temperature_Processing___ 303-772-0250 Aluminum Temperature_Processing___ 303-772-0250 Nitriding Temperature_Processing___ 303-772-0250 A2Z METALWORKER

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TestingVibrational Stress Testing Temperature Temperature_Processing_ __ 303-772-0250 INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech Klontech_Measure_Sol____ 480-626-8131 Inspection Services Klontech 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 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 Laser_Concepts_Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Wasatch_Laser_Processing__801-972-3500 Wesco_Laser_Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 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 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 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 Skydandee_Mfg______ 801-774-8031 St._Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Superior_Metal_Products____303-791-7550 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 Nuclear_Filter_Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 S.A._Composites________ 970-776-3877 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

Matrix_Machine_____ 480-966-4451 Micropulse_West_______480-966-2300 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 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 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 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 St._Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Superior_Metal_Products_ 303-791-7550 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Machining: Contract American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 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 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Foremaster_Tool______ 801-737--0265

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:

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

Gerome Mfg_______520-622-8402 520-622-8402 Gerome_Mfg_ Innovative_Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Matrix_Machine______ 480-966-4451 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Paramount_Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Reata_Engineering_&_Mach_ 303-936-1350 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 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 Base Maverick_Mold_&_Machine___970-535-4604

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 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404

Machining: Prototype 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.____303-295-1544 Machining: Mold Making Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 R&H_Machine_________801-621-7922 Accutech_Machine______ 801-975-1117 Machining: Plastic Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 ImageTek_ _________ 303-806-8111 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 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 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 Skydandee_Mfg______ 801-774-8031 S.A._Composites_______ 970-776-3877 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 Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Newport_Tool_ _______801-295-7411 A2Z METALWORKER

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Wesco_Laser_Mchg______ 303-765-5916

Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 Peterson Machining 303-449-5755 Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ponderosa_Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision_Machined_Prod.__ 970-482-7676 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999 Superior_Metal_Products___303-791-7550 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Machining: R & D American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 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 Machining: Swiss Bar-S_Machine_______ 928-636-2115 A2Z METALWORKER

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Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 White_Rock_Inc________ 435-750-6414

Machining: Ultra-Precision Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 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 Composites S.A._Composites_______ 970-776-3877 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 EMJD_Corporation_____303-761-5236 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Laser_Concepts_Inc.____ 801-280-7723 Prescott’s_Manufacturing_719-482-5826 White_Rock_Inc________ 435-750-6414 Rapid Prototyping White_Rock_Inc________ 435-750-6414 Robotic CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Routering CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Small Part Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 White_Rock_Inc________ 435-750-6414 Turnkey Product Services Aero_Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Accuwright_Industries___480-892-9595 METAL INJECTION MOLDING (MIM) AFT_ ____________ 303-833-6112 METAL STAMPING Hi-Production Precision Stamping Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038

Machining: Turning American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Bar-S_Machine_______ 928-636-2115 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Leading_Edge_Machine_ __ 435-563-9425 Mountain_View_Machine___ 435-755-0500 Operose_Manufacturing___ 303-833-5967 Prec_Mach’d_Products_ ___ 970-482-7676 METALIZING Premac_Precision_Mach’g_719-784-9434 Quick_Turn_Precision_ __801-334-6800 Accuwright_Industries___480-892-9595 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 MOLDING: ARC Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 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 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 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 PARTS: MISC. Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 PLATING Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Foresight_Finishing_ ____ 480-921-0000 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 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


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SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Accuwright_Industries____480-892-9595 Accuwright Specializing in laser SPRINGS welding, precision welding and microwelding of dies, molds Flat & Wire and other tooling. SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 SPRING STAMPING Gold/Silver Plate Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Foresight_Finishing_ ____ 480-921-0000 Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 Dayton_Rogers_ ______ 763-717-6303 Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Nickel/Chrome Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 Tin Plate Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038 POLISHING Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 Weiser/Mile_High_Prec._303280-2778 LA_Specialties_______ 602-269-7612 Stamping:Aerospace PRECISION FORMING Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Richards_Fab________801-409-0392 Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038 PRINTING Stamping:Assembly Custom Screen Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 ImageTek__________303-806-8111 Stamping:Bending PROCESSING: METAL Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Chemical Stamping:Design LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 PUNCHING Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Group_Manufacturing_Serv_ 480-966-3952 Weiser/Mile_High_Prec._303280-2778 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Stamping:Flat Forming REPAIR SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Bearing Surface Stamping: Light Denver_Machine_Shop____303-295-6000 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Hydraulic Cylinder Denver_Machine_Shop____303-295-6000 Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 ROLL FORMING Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 Stamping:Precision Rolling: thread Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 ROUTERING, CNC Micropulse_West_______480-966-2300 Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038 SAW CUTTING Stamping:Prototype Diversified_Metal_Services__ 801-972-6093 Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 SHOT PEENING Stamping:Short Run Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 SPINNING: METAL SWISS SCREW MCHG. Metal_Spinning_Solutions__ 480-899-0939 Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106 SPLINES Specialty_Steel_Services__ 801-539-8252 White_Rock_Inc________ 435-750-6414

Screwing: Lead Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 TAPPING Laser_Concepts_Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 TEST FIXTURES Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999 Dayton Dayton_Rogers_ Rogers ______ 763-717-6303 TESTING Denver_Machine_Shop____303-295-6000 Testing: Non-Destructive H&_S_Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 JQ_Enterprises________ 801-975-0777 Jet_Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 Laser_Concepts_Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Pilkington_Metal_Finishing___ 801-972-2146 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 THERMAL SPRAY Mountain_View_Machine_ _435-755-0500 Accuwright_Industries____480-892-9595 Precision_Casting_Repair_ _801-972-2345 TOOL & DIE Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Foremaster_Tool______ 801-737--0265 Quick_Turn_Precision_____801-334-6800 Newport_Tool_ _______801-295-7411 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Wasatch_Laser_Processing__801-972-3500 TOOLING Weiser/Mile_High_Prec._303280-2778 Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Weldtech,_Inc______303-828-WELD Mountain_View_Machine_ _435-755-0500 Welding: Aluminum Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Medium & Large TUBE FORMING MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Cling’s_Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Skyline_Products________719-392-9046 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Formed Tubing Welding: Dies/Molds Cling’s_Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Weldtech,_Inc______303-828-WELD Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Welding: Laser Tube Bending /Fabrication Nuclear_Filter_Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Cling’s_Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Welding: Micro Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Weldtech,_Inc______303-828-WELD Welding: Orbital WATERJET CUTTING Colorado_Waterjet_ __ 970-532-5404 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Welding: Precision Diversified_Metal_Services__ 801-972-6093 Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod___ 303-427-6419 JQ_Enterprises________ 801-975-0777 Leading_Edge_Machine_ __435-563-9425 D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 Marzee_Inc._______ 602-269-5801 Davis_Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Mountain_View_Machine_ _435-755-0500 Weiser/Mile_High_Prec._303280-2778 Quick_Turn_Precision_____801-334-6800 Weldtech,_Inc______303-828-WELD Welding: TIG WELDING Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod___ 303-427-6419 Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod___ 303-427-6419 Mountain_View_Machine___ 435-755-0500_ D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 WIRE FORMING Davis_Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 A2Z METALWORKER A2Z METALWORKER • •

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Index of Advertisers 4 Axis Machining, Inc...65 5th Axis Fixtures...32,60 Able Machine & Engineering...68 ABS Quality Evaluations...51,62 Accutech Machine Inc...65 Accuwright Ind....67 Action Machine....57 Advanced Coordinate Tech...58 Advanced Machining Inc...66 Aero Tech Mfg...64 AFT...68 AgieCharmilles...23 AIT...59 AllWorld Machinery Supply..14,58 Amcon...52 AME, Inc...58 APEX Engineering...66 Arizona Finishing...66 AZ CNC...54 AZ Tool Steel...63 Arrow Sheet Metal...65 AZMark Aerospace...63 Bar-S Machine, Inc...64 Bemsco...64 BK Machine Inc...69 Blanchard Metals Proc...64 Blaser Swisslube...58 BMSC...34,62 Bytebox...58 Canyon State Oil ...57,58,72 Castrol ...59,60,72 ChemResearch...65 Chevalier...25 Christensen Oil...72 Cling’s Manufacturing...66 CM Manufacturing...67 Coastal Metals...16,60 Coating Technologies...65 Collins Metal Finishing...65 Colorado Tool Design, Inc...66 Colorado Waterjet...66 Critical Cut...63 Cygnet Stamping...65 D&B Precision Products...64 Datum Inspection Services...60 Davis Applied Tech College...59 Davis Manufacturing...67 Dayton Rogers...63 DCM Tech...38,57 Delltronics...64 Denver Machine Shop...64 Desert EDM Sales...60 A Z METALWORKER • 70 • Sept/Oct 2012 2

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Kustom Koncepts...64 L.A. Specialties...64 L.A.R. Manufacturing...63 Laser Concepts...66 Leading Edge Machine...66 Lifetime Products, Inc...64 Marshall Tool...43,59 Marzee...38,65 Matrix Machine Inc...64,65 Maverick Mold & Machine...63 May Foundry & Machine...63 MEP...59 Metal Finishing Systems...33 Metal Spinning...64 Metal Supermarkets...27,59 Metco Metal Finishing...68 Methods ...57 Micro 100...32,58 MicroMetals..64 Micropulse West ...63 Midaco..60 Monckton Mach...2,37,57,61 Mountain View...44-45,63 Newport Tool...67 NFT..68 Ogden-WeberTech College...59 OGP...58 Omax...57 Operose Manufacturing...67 Orion Registrar...59 Pacific Metal Stampings...69 Paramount Machine...64 Peterson Machining...67 Phoenix Heat Treating...66 Pilkington Metal Finishing...65 Pinnacle Precision..67 Ponderosa Industries...66 Powder Extreme Coatings...63 Precision Casting Repair...63 Precision Die & Stamping....69 PrecisionFab Inc...60 Precision Mach’d Products...68 Precision Tech...67 Premac Machining...68 Premier Precision...66 Prescott’s Mfg...63 Prime Axis Machine...12 Qualichem...58 Quick Turn Precision...68 R&H Machine...66 Radtech..67 RD Machine...68 Reata Eng. & Machine...65

ResourceMfg...39,64 Richards Fab...64 Riegert Precision Machine...63 RMTMA...54 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...50,60 Roentgen USA...60 Ron Grob CO....65 Ryerson...9,59,60 SA Composites...63 S&S Machinery...58 Samuel Son & CO..7,49,60 Sandvik...57 Seco Tools Inc...58 Self Clinch Direct...22,59 Sentry Insurance...18,62 Setco Spindles & Slides...58 Shop Floor Automations...59 Shop Tools, Inc..20,58 Skydandee Mfg...63 Smith Machinery Co..57,71 Specialty Steel Serv....48,64 SPRING WORKS Utah...68 St. Vrain Manufacturing...67 Star Metal Fluids...3,57,58,59 Star Precision...64 State Brass Foundry & Machine...64 Steel Services Grinding...65 Superior Grinding..26,65 Superior Metal Products...68 Supra Alloys, Inc...60 Sustaining Edge Solutions...58 TCI Precision Metals...24 Team Industrial Services..57 Temp Processing...28,64 Todd Machinery...36,57 Tool Design...64 Total Quality Systems...58 Tornos...21,57 Toyo Tanso USA...58 Triad Machinery...58 Trusty Cook...35,62 Universal Laser Systems...28 Utah Metal Works, Inc...42,60 Wasatch Laser Forming...67 Watkins Tool & Supply...55,62 Weiser/Mile High Precision...69 Weldtech, Inc...69 Wesco Laser Machining...65 Western States Calibration...59,61 Western States Metals...59 White Rock...1,30-31,69 Wrico Stamping...65

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