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Editors Corner Welcome to our Fall edition, the 2nd to last for the year. We’ve made some improvements to the A2Z Metalworker publications that I hope you will find beneficial. First, many of our advertisers recommended that we expand this publication to the states of Montana and Wyoming. Previously, we were focused on Colorado, Utah and Idaho. This issue, we’ve renamed this edition the A2Z Metalworker - Rocky Mountain edition! I am so delighted that this has given me the wonderful opportunity to interview very successful machine shops in these vast states. We’ve also increased our focus on Facebook and Linkedin, as we’ve endeavored to make the magazines completely available online. Please go to, and as you peruse the latest Rocky Mountain edition, when you see a compelling advertiser, simply click on their ad’s website address, and you will go right to their website! If you like the issue, please “Like” it officially on facebook.We’re located at www.facebook. com/A2ZMetalworker. I am delighted to be able to share some very positive news about manufacturing in the United States! In a recently released study,The Boston Consulting Group(BCG) forecasts that within the next five years the United States is expected to experience a manufacturing renaissance as the wage gap with China shrinks and a number of states in the U.S. become some of the cheapest locations in the developed world. Here is some important data: • Wages throughout China are climbing at 15-20% per year because of the supply-and-demand imbalance for skilled labor. After adjustments are made for higher US worker productivity, BCG expects US and China net labor costs to converge around 2015. • A recent KPMG survey asked executives to list their top concerns. Labor concerns ranked below product quality and fluctuations in shipping rates and currency values. And 19% of the companies that responded to a survey by said they had recently brought all or part of their manufacturing back to the United States. • US factories added 136,00 jobs last year - the first increase in manufacturing employment since 1997. The convergence of labor rates clearly bodes well for US manufacturing, but I believe that the manufacturing entities that will leap frog their competitors are those who continually invest in new equipment, software and tools. Increased automation not only lessens the impact of labor rates, but it ultimately results in products that are higher in quality, more consistently made to specification, and with higher likelihood of being delivered on-time. Manufacturers in developing nations cannot compete with US manufacturers who embrace the latest in manufacturing software, tools and processes. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to interview some of the most progressive, innovative machine shops across the 11 states our publications cover! Until next issue, I wish you the best, and God Bless our Troops!

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Manufacturing Industry Mourns Loss of Mr. Teruyuki Yamazaki It is with great sadness that Mazak Corporation announces the passing of Mr.Teruyuki (Terry)Yamazaki, chairman and CEO Mazak Corporation. Mr. Yamazaki was the son of Mr. Sadakichi Yamazaki, founder of Yamazaki Machinery, later Yamazaki Mazak Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of machine tools. Teruyuki Yamazaki was 82 years old. Mr.Yamazaki began his 65-year career in the manufacturing industry when he joined his father’s business in May of 1946.Together with his father, Mr. Yamazaki acquired high quality, used machine tools, and restored them to their original state. Mr.Yamazaki’s commitment to the highest quality standards and continuous improvement would permeate his entire career. Mr. Yamazaki was appointed president of Yamazaki Machinery in 1962, the beginning of a decade that would lay the foundation for the company’s long-term global growth and expansion.The next year, the first Mazak-branded machine tools were manufactured.Yamazaki Machinery was renamed Yamazaki Mazak Corporation in 1968. Over the next 40 years, Mr. Yamazaki led the company to become one of the most innovative manufacturers of machine tools in the world and the industry leader in the development of many advanced manufacturing technologies. Mr. Yamazaki established a new world headquarters and five manufacturing plants in Japan, along with manufacturing plants in the United States, United Kingdom, China and Singapore and 35 Technology Centers worldwide . Recognized by the industry as a bold business leader committed to internationalization and passionate technology visionary, Mr.Yamazaki has been characterized as the “father of advanced manufacturing technology” and is credited for bringing Japanese machine tools to the international marketplace. “Today, Mazak and the entire machine tool industry mourns the loss of a visionary who forever changed the course of manufacturing,” said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. “Those of us who had the honor and privilege of working with Terry mourn the loss of a leader who inspired in our company each day a passion for excellence and a commitment to service. Today, I mourn the loss of a treasured mentor and friend.” Papke continued, “Terry cultivated a culture of integrity, innovation and respect for new ideas at our company, one that we will continue in his memory.” During the course of Mr. Yamazaki’s leadership, Yamazaki Mazak Corporation was honored with many awards, including the Order of Leopold by the King of Belgium, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the Order of the Rising Sun, the Phillip B. Crosby Global Competition Announcements Continued Next Page A2Z METALWORKER

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Metco Metal Finishing Announces Nadcap Accreditation Metco Metal Finishing of Phoenix, Arizona, a facility of The Lindgren Group, is very pleased to announce that it has earned Nadcap accreditation from PRI (Performance Review Institute). This certification assures the global aerospace and defense contractor industries that Metco conforms to their strict guidelines and provides the highest quality processing and services. A2Z METALWORKER


Sept/Oct 2011 The Nadcap program is a part of PRI (Performance Review Institute) and was created in 1990 to “provide international, unbiased, independent manufacturing process and product assessments and certification services for the purpose of adding value, reducing total cost, and facilitating relationships between prime [contractors] and suppliers.” Receiving Nadcap accreditation is an indication of the robust quality of the processes at Metco. Along with Nadcap accreditation Metco is also ISO 9001:2008 certified. Ali Bakr, Director of Quality Assurance and project manager for this initiative states, “Metco Finishing Services is very proud of its achievement in meeting the stringent requirements of Nadcap accreditation. This demonstrates the commitment by the entire organization to operate under the highest quality standards and systems to support our customer’s needs.” Metco has received the Nadcap accreditation for all the processes at its facility. “Receiving Nadcap accreditation demonstrates our commitment to serving our customers better than anyone else can serve them. As the needs and demands of the marketplace change, we will continue to pursue new ways to increase our support to our clients. We are committed to providing the highest level of quality, service and value in the industry. ” says Mike Battaglia,VP of Sales and Marketing at The Lindgren Group, the management company of Metco. For additional information, please visit http://www.thelindgrengroup. com or call Mike Battaglia at 612-822-2185.

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Lockheed Jet May Win Japan Deal Lockheed Martin Corp. is counting on stealth technology to beat Boeing Co.and Eurofighter GmbH in a Japanese fighter contest that may be worth more than $4 billion. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has better anti-radar capabilities than Boeing’s F-18 Super Hornet and Eurofighter’s Typhoon as it was specifically designed in a shape that would be hard to detect, said A2Z METALWORKER

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US Trade Deficit Narrowed In July Bloomberg News reports, “The US trade deficit narrowed more than forecast in July as exports climbed to a record, offering a bright spot for an economy at risk of a bigger slowdown. The gap shrank 13.1 percent, the most since February 2009, to $44.8 billion from a revised $51.6 billion shortfall in June,” according to data released by the Commerce Department. The AP reports, “American manufacturers sold more cars, airplanes and industrial machinery in foreign markets. Exports rose 3.6 percent to a record $178 billion. Imports dipped 0.2 percent to $222.8 billion.” Paul Dales, senior US economist for Capital Economics, said the report suggests the trade deficit won’t drag on growth in the July-September quarter. It may even give growth a boost.

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Exec Jets’ Edwards Charts Course for Embraer Ernest Edwards, the new president of Embraer’s Executive Jets Division, took the helm in May after predecessor Luis Carlos Affonso was assigned to head New Programs. Edwards has been at his post for only a few months, but he is not new to Embraer, and has formed some firm ideas of where the company’s future lies. Here is one area of focus:The Brazilian plane maker’s new midsize Legacy 500 and the midlight 450 that is hard on its big brother’s heels will take full fly-by-wire capability into a new – and much lower – price and weight range. That is in keeping with a broader strategy of entering all market categories with a product that is bigger, roomier, faster, and equipped with more technology, yet value priced. Colleagues say Edwards has been keeping up a brisk pace, traveling heavily and learning the company’s many facets of global operations, yet all the while steering the firm according to a detailed plan, remaining mindful of concerns regarding fuel costs and emissions. There is a gate guard Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante on a pylon in front of its San Jose dos Campos headquarters, and the company continues to operate one of its own EMB 120 Brasilias as a daily corporate shuttle, so there are plenty of visible reminders of Embraer’s turboprop roots. But regardless of fuel and emissions concerns, in the executive market at least, the company will stick to jets, as the division’s name implies. As for turboprops, “Not at the moment,” Edwards said during a brief interview with Aviation Week. “Embraer doesn’t have plans to enter the turboprop business.” Nor will Embraer dabble in the fractional operations that rivals Cessna and Bombardier have employed to put part of their production output to work. Edwards evinces much more interest in looking ahead than in looking back – or, for that matter, in studying what his competitors are doing. Edwards recalls the beginnings of the new division and calling former colleagues to assess interest in the company’s new venture. “Embraer, who are they?” was the response at the time, he recalls. “Brazil, what do they know about building corporate jets. The situation has completely reversed now in the last five or five and a half years.” The company’s rapid rise now has everyone’s full attention, he says. The company launched its Executive Jets Division with a mission statement that said, in part, “To become a major player in the Business Aviation Market by 2015,” which Embraer has accomplished despite the market’s virtual collapse in 2009. According to GAMA figures for OEM unit deliveries as presented by Embraer, the company’s share has risen from 2.7% in 2005 to 14% in 2009 and 19% last year. It stakes its claim as the fastest growing business jet maker, and Edwards says he intends to continue the trend. “The challenge now is to maintain what you have and maybe grow it,” he says. A2Z METALWORKER

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ONR-Funded Researchers Examine New Approaches For Future Manned/Unmanned Aircraft Operations An Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored effort to examine how aircraft carrier flight deck crews will manage manned and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), completed a successful live demonstration, ONR announced recently. The Deck operations Course of Action Planner (DCAP) demonstration was performed at the Humans and Automation Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). DCAP is a software tool designed to aid in planning on aircraft carrier flight decks--a congested and often times chaotic environment that not only includes a variety of aircraft but also ground equipment and personnel. The science and technology effort will provide flight deck personnel with automated planning tools, enhanced information displays, and new user interface approaches that make it much easier to A2Z METALWORKER

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GE Preps 1st Production H80 Engine For Thrush According to both Thrush Aircraft and GE Aviation, last month was an important one in the progress of the latter’s H80 turboprop engine. That’s when GE delivered the first fully production compliant model for installation on the Thrush 510G agplane. When it receives its FAA certification, expected before year end, the 510G will become the first new-build aircraft to be powered by the engine – a reworked power plant aimed directly at the market dominated for decades by the PT6, produced by GE Aviation’s arch rival, Pratt & Whitney. Jody Bays,Thrush Aircraft’s vice president of Product Support and Development, says that when compared to the 750 shp PT6-powered 510P, the 800 shp GE version is 250 lb lighter, 10 mph faster, has better hot and high performance, and gets off the ground and climbs out faster. Thrush is pricing both versions of the 510 at $852,635. The company plans to increase production of all its models from 36 aircraft this year to 48 in 2012. It hopes to deliver four Thrush 510Gs this year. The H80 is derived from the M601, manufactured by Walter Engines, a company GE acquired in 2008. Since then GE has invested considerably in its Czech facilities and reworked the engine with GE-developed three-dimensional aerodynamics and more advanced materials. The GE engine has also been selected to power the Czech-built Let 410, whose first flight should occur in September, and a new Russian utility twin to be built by Rysachok. A2Z METALWORKER

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Senate Passes Patent Bill The Washington Post reports, “After six years of squabbling over how to fix the country’s patent system, the Senate passed a bill touted by lawmakers as important for creating jobs and encouraging innovation.” The AP reports, “The first major change in patent law in six decades is aimed at streamlining the patent process, reducing costly legal battles and giving the US Patent and Trademark Office the money it needs to process patent applications in a timely fashion.” The legislation “would switch the United States from the ‘first-toinvent’ system to the ‘first-inventorto-file’ system for patent applications. That change would put the US in line with other industrialized countries.” The measure “would ensure that the patent office has the money to expedite the application process. It now takes an average of three years to get a patent approved.The agency has a backlog of 1.2 million pending patents.”

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Two great precision machining companies in one location, based in Louviers, Colorado. One, a very well known entity called Superior Metal Products, was established nearly 40 years ago and Mike Pollmiller, a long term employee of the company, purchased it outright nearly 15 years ago. The second company, only 3 and a half years new, is called Focused on Machining, and it is owned by Mike’s younger brother Rich Pollmiller.The two companies occupy 24,000 square foot across the two buildings, which are side by side. About Superior Metal Products Mike Pollmiller could be considered a rocket scientist. Well, at the very least, he is a rocket scientist machinist. A substantial part of Superior Metal Products’ business is manufacturing parts and assemblies for rockets and interceptor missiles used by a number of nations throughout the world. Their customers in this industry segment include Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance, and they are Tier 1 suppliers to these giants. The company, ISO certified more than 10 years ago, long before most machine shops thought about taking this critical step, manufactures parts as small as 1/16” to as large as 80”. “While we are renown for our rocket and missile parts”, Mike said, “Some of our first customers included Coors Brewing Company, and a number of commercial, Automotive, Nuclear and Department of Energy businesses.We are still a supplier to many of the customers who helped Superior Metal to launch our business.” Tim Traylor, Sales Manager of Triad Machine Tool Company, says, “Mike makes some of the most complex, tight toleranced parts that I have ever seen.” And customers keep coming to him because of his quality and pricing -- he is considered by the largest rocket manufacturing companies an A+ student. “Our business is almost exclusively devoted to prototype and short run work”, Mike said. “Our A2Z METALWORKER

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lots run from 1 to 50 parts, and we work extensively with the engineering teams at our customers in developing the products.” Superior Metal Products offers in-house capabilities in machining, grinding (ID/OD, Surface), honing, and manufacturing of complete subassemblies. About Focused On Machining Rich says, “I learned from the best, my brother Mike, while I worked for him at Superior Metal Products over a period of 8 years. I left to become a general manager running a colleague’s business, and that too taught me much about running a company. When I wanted to get back into manufacturing, I wanted to work with Mike, but under my own company.” Hence, Focused on Machining was formed just 3 and a half years ago. Rich says, “Focused on Machining serves a very different clientele than Superior Metal Products does. Our customers are heavily in the commercial industry, and we make parts in the thousands. We do much of the same processes that Superior Metal Products does, including machining, grinding, honing, but we are also specialized in welding and fabrication.” The company’s parts typically range from 1/8” to 40”. There are many advantages to working with Superior Metal Products and Focused on Machining. For one, they are expert machinists who are willing to machine difficult parts. Additionally, you get efficiencies that only two companies working together can provide. Rich says, “We share in delivery, accounting, shipping and receiving, and other functions.” Mike adds, “When I get a request for a job that is higher in volume, I outsource it to Rich. In fact, Focused on Machining is the only machine shop I use for outsourcing, because I know the quality of end product I will get.” About the Companies’ Equipment Superior Metal Products has long been a Mori Seiki shop. Mike says, “From the time I started working here as an employee, our management team purchased only Mori Seiki’s and only from Triad Machine Tool Company of Wheat Ridge, CO. When I purchased the company, I continued to buy Mori Seiki machines from Triad. For me, the biggest thing is dependability. The uptime on the Mori Seiki’s is phenomenal - for a job shop this is huge. You can’t have your machines go down.” Today Superior Metal Products has 12 Mori Seiki CNC machines, including 4 lathes and 8 mills, and Mike says, they just don’t go down. When Mike made the decision over a year ago to upgrade his capabilities with a 5 axis machine, he did substantial research. “We consider Triad a partner of ours, but we needed the best 5 axis machine available on the market, and we needed it with a small footprint. We seriously evaluated machines from a number of suppliers. In the end, Triad had the best product in its DMG DMU 70. (The DMG line of machine tool products is part of DMG/Mori Seiki USA, since the two companies merged operations in the United States over a year ago.) The large

machining capacity to floor space ratio is outstanding, and it will reduce many of the parts we build from 8 operations down to 2.” In keeping with its reputation for superior maintenance and support, Triad recently hired an applications engineer to support the company’s 5 axis line of machine tools. The new DMU 70 design is based on the successful DMU 50 Universal Milling Machine, and combines the latest technology with a new machine size. Spindle speeds up to 18,000 rpm, a Heidenhain iTNC 530 5 axis simultaneous control and an optional tool magazine with 60 pockets and coolant through the spindle are features that guarantee the efficient production of highly complex parts. The unique swivel rotary table is integrated into the machine base and is very rigid due to its large flange diameter, which allows a significant increase in dynamic speed, precision and surface quality. Rich admits that he purchased a few used machines when he opened for business. “I hope never to buy used again”, he said. Business is going well, and Rich doesn’t have to buy used now. His latest purchase is a Mori Seiki NHX4000 horizontal machining center, purchased, of course from Triad Machine Tool Company. The NHX4000 is ideal for machining workpieces of up to 24.8 inches by 35.4 inches and is equipped with rapid feed rates of 2,362 IPM, a 12,000 RPM spindle and a Full 4th axis utilizing Direct Drive Motor technology. Rich knows from experience that the Mori Seiki he purchased was the right decision, and the support he will receive from Triad will be second to none. For more information on Superior Metal Products, Inc., call them at (303) 7917550. To contact Focused on Machining, call (303) 922-3076 or visit their website at A2Z METALWORKER

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For more information on Triad Machine Tool Company, machine tool distributors for DMG/Mori Seiki USA, and other lines in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico call them at 800-648-0286 or visit their website at Hear From Superior Metal Products’ Customers “We’ve been using Superior Metal for as long as I have been with the company (25 years plus). Their quality is outstanding, and they are very technically competent. They are an awesome machine shop! They build a variety of products for us, some we bid out and they are one of our suppliers, and some we single source to them.They do superior work on our close tolerance parts, and they are expert at retaining true position at a long distance. Pricing at Superior Metal is extremely competitive. I would recommend them to anyone.” Subcontract Administrator, Lockheed Martin “Superior Metal Products is, without question, the best quality machine shop in Denver! When I have parts that are critical, and quality absolutely must be superior, I always use Superior Metal Products. The machines they have are top notch, and I am hoping we can give them some projects that will utilize their new 5-axis machine. Not only is the quality of the parts outstanding, but the team at Superior Metal is very good about keeping to schedules. When Mike tells me the lead time, he makes it work. We are making taper seat valves, and the current supplier closed down. We’ve brought the work to Mike at Superior Metal Products, and he is helping us to improve the design.” Purchasing Manager, Coors Hear From Focused on Machining’s Customers “Focused on Machining was referred to us by another machine shop, and we started A2Z METALWORKER

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doing business with them a few years ago. They make a number of close tolerance parts for our Department of Energy customers. Pricing at Focused on Machining is very good, their quality is excellent, their turnaround is outstanding, and their proximity in location to our business is advantageous. The team at Focused on Machining actually helps us with bidding on projects, and this helps us to win new business. I would recommend them to anybody needing close tolerance machining.” General Manager, Subcontract Manufacturer to DOE Primes “We searched for a long time to find a machine shop that could accommodate our nearly JIT production schedules and our low cost pricing requirements. We found the supplier in Focused on Machining. They are by far the low cost leader. Their quality is outstanding -- they have such good machines and machining talent. They are extremely responsive and their attention to detail is incredible! Focused on Machining continues to exceed all of our expectations. They get the products we need ‘yesterday’ to us on time all the time! We single source all of our machining to Focused on Machining.” Vice President, Residential Elevator Manufacturer “We found Focused on Machining through a referral from a guy who worked at Tyco Flow Control, and was using them. We figured if they were good enough for Tyco Flow, they were good enough for us! Rich Pollmiller, owner of Focused on Machining is extremely mechanically inclined. Their product quality is outstanding, and they offer a fair price for work that is done on time. If you see their shop, you will be very impressed with the complex work they do. We get with Focused on Machining honesty, integrity, and good people to work with!” Purchasing,Valve System Manufacturer

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Amid controversy over the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, Montana officials are pushing hard to make the pipeline a reality. Gov. Brian Schweitzer has argued for US approval of the pipeline while Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg is calling for the project to move forward to “create real jobs.” Meanwhile, Democratic Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus have also expressed support while emphasizing the importance of proper land stewardship and safety. Part of the appeal for Montana’s Keystone supporters is TransCanada’s decision to allow an on-ramp in Baker that would enable oil operations in the eastern part of the state to connect to the pipeline.

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Arms makers eye exports to offset Pentagon cuts Lockheed Martin Corp’s political backers are stepping up a drive to meet Taiwan’s request for 66 new F-16 fighter jets, a sale that would help the Pentagon’s largest supplier weather possible cuts to its big-ticket weapons programs.Such a sale, valued at more than $8 billion, would anger China, which deems self-ruled Taiwan a wayward province subject to unification by force if necessary.. Notwithstanding the possible harm to U.S.-China ties, nearly half of the 100 U.S. senators and 181 of the 435 members of the House of Representatives have urged President Barack Obama to move quickly to meet Taiwan’s F-16 request, informally pending since 2006. Economic arguments in favor of sensitive arms sales may gain traction as the U.S. jobless rate is stuck above 9 percent and campaigning for the 2012 elections is starting in earnest.The Obama administration has begun consulting Congress on plans to sell Global Hawk spy planes made by Northrop Grumman to South Korea, Reuters reported recently. This would require a waiver of the Missile Technology Control Regime, or MTCR, a voluntary arms control pact involving at least 34 countries. Northrop Grumman Chief Executive Wes Bush complained in an earlier speech that export curbs on unmanned systems were harming U.S. industry without making the United States any safer.“The good news,” he said, “is that the Defense Department is promoting what is clearly the best export reform policy -- build higher walls around fewer things.” Arms sales to the Middle East, India and East Asia have always been freighted with diplomatic and political considerations, including maintaining balances of power. Now they are increasingly important to U.S. and European arms makers preparing for security-related A2Z METALWORKER

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“A Chinese national company is interested in developing a 10,000to 30,000-acre technology zone for industry, retail centers and homes south of the Boise Airport. Officials of the China National Machinery Industry Corp. have broached the idea — based on a concept popular in China today — to city and state leaders. They are also interested in helping build and finance a fertilizer plant near American Falls, an idea company officials returned to Idaho this month to pursue. This ambitious, long-term proposal would start with a manufacturing and warehouse zone tied to the airport, and could signify a shift in the economic relationship between the two superpowers — a relationship once defined by U.S. companies like the J.R. Simplot Co., Hewlett-Packard and Morrison-Knudsen that would head to China to build and develop. “I think China’s coming over here shows they are willing to collaborate on the reinvigoration of the American industrial base,” said Jeff Don, CEO of Eagle-based C3, which is acting as an Idaho representative for the Chinese company, called Sinomach for short. Sinomach is just one of an increasing number of companies and investors showing interest in Idaho. Hoku Materials Inc., a subsidiary of a Chinese energy firm, already has 500 people building its $400 million plant to make polysilicon for solar panels in Pocatello. It expects to begin production in 2011, employing 250 people, said Scott Paul, Hoku’s president and CEO.” I think this story illustrates several important economic points. It helps expose the type of trade lunacy/nitwitery advocated by mercantilist protectionists like Ian Fletcher, who claims here that “Our trade deficit helps Guangdong, Seoul,Yokohama, even Munich – but not Gary, Indiana, Fontana, California, and the other badlands of America’s industrial decline.” Try telling that to the citizens and workers in Idaho, who are benefiting from jobs and investment as a direct result of our trade deficit with China. It helps illustrate a point made by Don Boudreaux, who reminds us that another name for the “U.S. trade deficit” is “U.S. capital-account surplus” – that is, inflows of investment funds to the U.S. that supply financing for the creation or expansion of U.S. companies, and help create or support jobs in America. The $273 billion “trade deficit” with China in 2010 was exactly offset by a $273 billion capital inflow, and $400 million of that capital financed the construction of a solar panel factory in Pocatello, Idaho, employing 500 workers for the construction and another 250 workers this year when production starts. Why are China and investors from other countries showing such


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interest in Idaho as a location for manufacturing production, and not nearby California or neighboring Washington? Maybe it’s because business-friendly Idaho ranks among the most free states in the country (#3), according to a new study by the Mercatus Center, while California (#48) andWashington (#40) rank among America’s least free states. When companies, either foreign or domestic, shop around the U.S. for business locations or re-locations, the state’s business climate will certainly rank as one the most important factors in the decision-making process. In the future, we can expect much more investment, production and job creation in the freest states like Idaho, and ongoing contractions and out-migrations from the least free states like New York, New Jersey, California and Massachusetts. About The Author - Dr. Mark J. Perry is a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the University of Michigan, and he blogs at Carpe Diem.

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Boeing gets $1.1-billion Air Force satellite contract In a major boost to its sprawling satellite-making operation in El Segundo, Boeing Co. announced that it won a $1.1-billion U.S. Air Force award that will preserve high-paying engineering jobs and bolster smaller firms that supply parts for the massive satellites. The deal was the fourth big-money satellite contract for Boeing in two years — a reversal of fortunes from the dog days of the late 1990s — and it keeps the production line humming at a time when the state is facing a 12% unemployment rate. Boeing has about 5,500 employees at its million-square-foot facility near Los Angeles International Airport. Whenever a major contract is signed, the company makes an announcement over the public address system. “Our floor erupted in cheers,” said Mark Spiwak, Boeing’s director for the Wideband Global Satcom program. “There’s a tremendous amount of pride associated with this program.” The Wideband Global Satcom satellites form the Pentagon’s highest-capacity communications system. The massive satellites are about the size of a school bus, take more than four years to make and provide the military with high-definition video, radio communications and data services. Each 13,000-pound spacecraft is built on the same design as the satellites used by DirecTV and XM Radio. The Air Force initially contracted with Boeing in 2001 to build three of the high-powered satellites with an option for more. The first three are now circling the globe. Boeing is building three more of the satellites A2Z METALWORKER

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were going to work together and that they needed to start a real business and work their dream.We will call this era, “TheWarehouse Days”. The Brothers leased an 1800 square foot warehouse to start their business and with very little money to live on, sacrificed and moved into the office portion of the Spartan style warehouse. After designing and building a gravity-powered shower, they were content they had what they needed to live and work their business. The official start to Kustom Koncepts came in August of 2005 through a major contract they won while Branden was working as a mechanical engineer at a major drilling firm. He was tasked with out sourcing an intricate drilling rig mat to a supplier closer than the current Canadian Supplier. After exhausting all options in Wyoming he and Cameron looked the job over and asked to quote the work. Cameron spent weeks lining up material, equipment, and tools that would help them win the order and perform to the stringent delivery (12-15-05) required by the company. The sharp pencils paid off and

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they were awarded the contract. The contract was a great start but was peppered with performance clauses and penalties in the event of late delivery. This did not deter the entrepreneurial spirit of the Brothers! They both worked countless hours and sacrificed sleep, sold off their favorite cars, maxed their credit cards & personal loans and even Branden’s student loans to buy the material and supplies they needed to start and finish the job on time.

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As luck would have it their warehouse/apartment was right off the highway and the large stacks of the rig mats were visible and come to find out in dire need by other similar companies in the area. Within 6 months they had 6 new customers all asking them to quote on additional machined and fabricated assemblies. As the business grew, new requirements inspired the Brothers to purchase newer, faster, more technologically advanced machine tools. The latest acquisition is the Trumpf 3040 laser-cutting machine with the ultra fast and versatile rotary head. “We looked at a number of competitive laser cutting machines”, Branden said, “but none met our requirements, particularly for the powerful rotary head offered

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Grounding Ends for Remaining U.S. F-35s The production version of the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet has been cleared to fly, according to manufacturer Lockheed Martin. The entire Joint Strike Fighter fleet was grounded by the F-35 program office on Aug. 2 after one jet suffered a malfunction of a control valve in its Honeywell-built integrated power package. The 12 instrumented test aircraft were cleared to fly by the F-35 program office on Aug. 18. Now the half-dozen or so production jets can take to the air. “Last month, F-35 production jets were authorized to fly again,” Lockheed spokesman Mike Rein said. “They are now flying the same profiles they were prior to the precautionary suspension of operations. This includes acceptance flights at Fort Worth, [Texas], and ferry flights to Eglin.” Two production aircraft have already been delivered to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., where the U.S. Air Force’s first training squadron is standing up. The stealth fighter is assembled at a Lockheed plant in Fort Worth.

Manufacturers Campaign Against Deeper Cuts In US Defense Spending Bloomberg News reports that the Aerospace Industries Association, “which represents manufacturers such as Boeing Co., United Technologies Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp, has launched a campaign to stave off cuts in the national security budget as a special congressional committee seeks to find $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction throughout the federal government.” The AP reports the AIA “and top executives from companies such as Boeing and Pratt & Whitney said reductions beyond the 10year, $350 billion cut in this summer’s debt accord would have a devastating impact on a defense industry that Marion C. Blakey, the association’s president, described as ‘fragile.’” The AIA said, “American leadership in aerospace and defense is being threatened by forces in Congress and the” Obama administration. “The association and company executives said the industry alone is responsible for more than 1 million jobs and significant cuts could lead to widespread layoffs that would push the unemployment rate above 9.1 percent.” tel: 310.370.5990 tel: 310.370.5990


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Airbus’s A330, said one of the people, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly. While FedEx’s board may consider an order at a meeting in the near term, a final decision may not come for several months, two people said. Secondhand 767 passenger models may be part of a purchase, allowing Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx to convert the planes to fly cargo, two people said.The likely value of a deal may be several billion dollars, based on list prices of $167.7 million for a new 767-300 freighter and $203.6 million for an A330-200 freighter, and the discounts customers receive. A freighter order would be a boost for either planemaker. Boeing is seeking sales to keep its 767 assembly line busy before the company starts building U.S. Air Force tankers based on the model, and Airbus has secured only 57 A330 freighter orders since committing to the cargo version in 2007. Twin-engine jets like the 767 or A330 would help FedEx cut fuel costs, because its large planes include three-engine DC-10s and MD11s from Chicago-based Boeing. Some of the DC-10s are more than 30 years old, according

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The list price for refitting a smaller 757 is $4.8 million to $5.5 million, according to SingaporeTechnologies, also known as ST Aerospace, which has been doing such work for FedEx. 777 Purchase The company’s last major aircraft purchase was from Boeing, an order of 15 777 freighters in November 2006. FedEx said then that it was canceling an order for 10 Airbus A380 freighters after “significant delays” on the cargo version of the superjumbo jet, which never went into production. While Boeing has built more than 1,000 767s since the plane entered service in 1982, the model has lost favor with airlines as longtime customers focus on the new 787 Dreamliner, the plastic-composite jet that promises greater fuel efficiency.The backlog of 767s was 52 through July, according to the company, compared with 348 for the A330. With Boeing assembling 767s at a rate of about two planes each month, the current orders would amount to only about two years of production for the commercial variant of the plane. The 767-300 freighter can carry more than 59 tons (53,500 kilograms) of cargo and has a maximum range of about 3,700 miles (6,000 kilometers), according to Boeing’s website. An A330 freighter can fly as much as 70 tons of cargo for almost 3,700 miles, according to Martin Fendt, an Airbus spokesman.

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AFP reports, “Following smartphones and tablet computers, motorists look set to be the next big market for connected devices as automakers wow crowds with the latest Internet-enabled models at the IAA motor show.With the aid of cloud computing, automobile makers believe the car of the future will no longer be just a vehicle, but an extension of the home or workplace, where drivers will have access to emails and keep up-to-date on their social networks even on the road.” BMW currently “offers an onboard computer with Internet access whereby drivers can locate a restaurant of their preference, the nearest ATM or free parking space in a matter of clicks. And rival Daimler is not to be outdone, either: its new in-built computer allows drivers to surf the web as long as the vehicle is parked.”

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United States: DOE Backs Solar Projects with Nearly $500 Million in Loan Guarantees The Department of Energy (DOE) has made back to back announcements that combined will support the solar sector with loan guarantees that total nearly $500 million. Last month, the Department awarded a partial guarantee of a $344 million loan for what is expected to be the nation’s largest residential rooftop solar project. Over the next five years, SolarCity Corporation will use the funds to install and operate up to 160,000 rooftop solar installations on an estimated 124 U.S. military bases. The project, dubbed SolarStrong, is already underway in Hawaii where SolarCity is installing a 4 MW solar system at Hickman Air Force base. When complete, SolarStrong is expected to create 371 MW of renewable energy. SolarCity will sell the power its systems produce to the Department of Defense (DOD) through long term power purchase agreements (PPA). The DOD, which is the country’s largest consumer of electricity, is moving rapidly towards its goal to source 25 percent of its energy’s from renewables by 2025. Last month, it selected three companies for a $500 million multiple award contract for the purchase of energy from solar generating systems installed on Naval properties in Hawaii. Solar wafer developer 1336 Technologies Inc. will move forward with plans to build a multicrystalline wafer manufacturing facility after recent news that the DOE finalized $150 million loan guarantee to support the project.The facility will be capable of producing 1,000 megawatts (MW) of silicon-based wafers annually.The facility will employ the company’s Direct A2Z METALWORKER

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The Direct Wafer technology initially received a $4 million award from the DOE through its Advanced Research Project Agency - Energy (ARPA-E). In March, led by an investment from GE Energy Financial Services, 1336 closed its series B funding round with $26.4 million. This loan guarantee furthers the DOE’s investment in solar projects. The new funds will support 69 solar technology development projects spanning 49 states.

Abengoa Closes $1.2 Billion Financing for the Mojave Solar Project and Starts Construction Abengoa, a company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, announced that it has finalized a $1.2 billion loan guarantee with the Department of Energy to build the Mojave Solar Project. This concentrating solar power (CSP) plant will use advanced proprietary parabolic trough technology that will increase the plant’s efficiency and lower the total cost. With a total investment of approximately $1.6 billion, the 280 MW Mojave Solar Project will create more than 900 construction and permanent operations jobs and over a thousand direct and indirect service and manufacturing jobs throughout the supply chain that will span the country. The Mojave Solar Project demonstrates America’s commitment to build an Americanmade solar industry which will provide energy independence, much-needed jobs, and economic development in the currently weak manufacturing sector. The Department of Energy (DOE) issued the loan guarantee to support this project. Abengoa signed a power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric to buy the energy produced by the Mojave Solar Project for a period of 25 years.

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Mazak Exports Kentucky-Built Machines Mazak Corporation announced that it has begun exporting machines designed and built at the company’s Florence, Kentucky plant to Japan and other countries in Asia, as well as to Brazil and other South American countries. Initially, Mazak Corporation will export a range of Kentucky-built models to these countries beginning in October with the QUICK TURN SMART Series. Exports to Europe will begin with the QUICK TURN NEXUS 450-II MY Multi-Tasking machines and the ORBITEC 20 machining centers. The decision to export machines from Kentucky comes as a natural progression for Mazak Corporation, reflecting the company’s continued growth in the North American market, the ongoing commitment to the highest quality standards, and incorporating new product designs from the U.S. “Exporting Kentucky-designed and built machines reaffirms the fact that the United States remains a very competitive manufacturing environment for advanced technology products,” said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. “In fact, we see the exporting of Kentucky-built machines as a catalyst that lays the groundwork for future expansion of our North American manufacturing operations.” Papke further advised with regard to the manufacturing industry, “The fundamentals of our North American manufacturing sector are solid. To ensure its continued strength and viability as the global economic climate changes, the U.S. together with industry leaders must support investment in new technology that accelerates productivity, as well as improving workforce education and training. But if done correctly, there are significant opportunities for manufacturing in North America.” ISO 9001:2008 certified, Mazak Corporation opened its North American Headquarters in Florence, Kentucky in 1974, and since then, has continued to expand and invest in its manufacturing operations. Over the last three decades, Mazak has expanded its manufacturing operations in the U.S. 15 times, growing the facility to over 600,000 sq. ft. Mazak currently manufactures over 28 series of machines and over 100 models at its Kentucky plant. Most recently, Mazak has invested $13 million in expanding the Kentucky facility’s manufacturing capabilities through additional floor space and significant technology upgrades. Manufacturers will have the opportunity to experience the QUICK TURN NEXUS and ORBITEC machines first hand, at T3 – Tomorrow’s Technology Today, a Discover Mazak 2011 event.The largest event of its kind,T3 is scheduled for October 18-20 and 25-27, and will host large numbers of manufacturers from across North America.

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INSPECTION EQUIP Advanced Coord. Tech ____303-469-6161 ATS Industrial Sup _____ 801-978-4428 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 OGP __________ 480-889-9056 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

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Totall 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 HARDWARE Gage Lab Products______801-716-2972 Horizon Carbide Tool _ 480-968-0957 Klontech Industrial Sales 480-948-1871 Metal Supermarkets _ 801-972-2441 OGP __________ 480-889-9056 Utah Metal Works, Inc. 801-364-5679 Total Quality Systems Inc. _ 480-377-6422 Metals Optical Comparators AZ Tool Steel LLC ___ 480-784-1600 Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 Erickson Metals ____ 877-543-6061 Datum Inspection ____ 602-997-1340 Metal Supermarkets _ 801-972-2441 Gage Lab Products______801-716-2972 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 303-422-8282 Klontech Industrial Sales 480-948-1871 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 OGP __________ 480-889-9056 Metals: Bar & Plate Total Quality Systems Inc. _ 480-377-6422 AZ Tool Steel LLC ___ 480-784-1600 Particle Inspection Mach Mold Steel DCM Tech _________800-533-5339 AZ Tool Steel LLC ___ 480-784-1600 Video Measuring Systems Nickel Alloys Advanced Coordinate Tech ___ 623-780-4137 AZ Tool Steel LLC ___ 480-784-1600 Gage Lab Products______801-716-2972 Marzee Inc. _____ 602-269-5801 Klontech Industrial Sales 480-948-1871 Plate-Precision Saw Cut Total Quality Systems Inc. _ 480-377-6422 Erickson Metals ____ 877-543-6061 TECHNOLOGY THAT WORKS

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Pre-Honed Tube Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Rubber Marzee Inc.________602-269-5801 Stainless Steel AZ Tool Steel LLC ____ 480-784-1600 Metal Supermarkets __ 801-972-2441 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 303-422-8282 Steel AZ Tool Steel LLC______ 480-784-1600 Marzee __________ 602-269-5801 Metal Supermarkets ___801-972-2441 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 303-422-8282 Washers LeeSpring ________ 480-539-5704 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Erickson Metals _____ 877-543-6061 Metal Supermarkets __ 801-972-2441 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 303-422-8282 Western States Metals__801-978-0562 NEW MACHINERY CHIP CUTTING CNC Drilling/Tapping Hardinge ________ 909-225-9292 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 CNC Mills Action Machine _____ 303-532-2900 AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 Foothills Machinery ___ 303-466-3777 Fuchs Machinery ____ 303-744-1205 Hartwig Inc. _______ 303-373-9450 J.M. Grisley _______ 801-486-7519 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons Mach Tools _ 303-571-4933 New West ________ 801-561-2001 Smith Machinery Co __ 801-263-6403 Todd Machinery _____ 801-294-6390 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 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons Mach Tools __303-571-4933 Muratec _________ 949-466-8255 New West _________ 801-561-2001 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 New West ________ 801-561-2001 Triad Machine ______ 303-424-0268 EDM Machines Action Machine _____ 303-532-2900 AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-710-1547 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 ____ 480-710-1547 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 Marshall Tool & Supply _ 602-269-6295 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 New West _______ 801-561-2001 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 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 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 ____ 480-710-1547 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 Delcam __________ 801-949-6769 AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 New West ________ 801-561-2001 Feature Cam ______ 602-502-9654 Software, Inv. Control Delcam ___________801-949-6769 Software, Solid Modeling Delcam ___________801-949-6769 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY APEX CAD Prod_______970-314-9772 3D Parts To Go_______801-380-7935 A Z METALWORKER • 53 • Sept/Oct 2011 A Z METALWORKER • 53 • Sept/Oct 2011 2


Rapid Prototyping APEX CAD Prod________970-314-9772 Rapid Manufacturing APEX CAD Prod________970-314-9772 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 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 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated Systems Inc _ 928-649-9600 SAFETY ATS Inds. Supply _____801-978-4428

Klontech Industrial Sales__480-948-1871 NBS Calibrations ____ 480-894-0592 Western States Calibration __ 801-466-1700 Calibration Training Western States Calibration __ 801-466-1700 Contract Inspection Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 Klontech Measure Sol__ 480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems Inc. _ 480-377-6422 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 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 Inspection Services Advanced Coord. Tech ____ 303-469-6161 Datum Inspection ______602-997-1340 NBS Calibrations ____ 480-894-0592 Team Industrial Services ___801-397-2202 Team Industrial Services ___602-269-7868

Calibration Services Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 Klontech Industrial Sales__480-948-1871 NBS Calibrations ____ 480-894-0592 Western States Calibration __ 801-466-1700 Liquid Penetrant SERVICES Team Industrial Services ___801-397-2202 Consultant, ISO Team Industrial Services ___602-269-7868 BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 Control Point Tech________ 435-225-3700 Machine Repair/Servicing MEP ____________ 801-863-7001 Jorgensen Machine Tools__800-952-0151 Sustaining Edge Solutions __ 888-572-9642 MAG Particle Western States Calibration __ 801-466-1700 Team Industrial Services ___801-397-2202 Calibration: Gauging Team Industrial Services ___602-269-7868 Equipment Manufacturing Rep NBS Calibrations ____ 480-894-0592 ProSalez ___________480-773-3239 Calibration: Repair & Certify Process Improvement/ Audit NBS Calibrations ____ 480-894-0592 BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 Western States Calibration __ 801-466-1700 Sustaining Edge Solutions __888-572-9642 X-Ray Calibration Services Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 Certified Inspection Service _602-267-0661 A Z METALWORKER • 54 •Sept/Oct 2011 2

Semiray____________602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services ___801-397-2202 Team Industrial Services ___602-269-7868 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 Control Point Tech ______435-225-3700 MEP ____________801-863-7001 Orion Registrar _______ 303-645-4017 Sustaining Edge Solutions __888-572-9642 ISO Registrar Orion Registrar _______ 303-645-4017 ISO Certification Control Point Tech ______435-225-3700 Gladhill Associates ______719-495-8045 MEP ____________801-863-7001 Lean Manufacturing Control Point Tech ______ 435-225-3700 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

Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Software:CNC Networking Bytebox ___________ 888-Bytebox Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 RS232 Cabling Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Transportation IRH ____________801-972-5581 Virtual CNC Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825

TOOLING Arc Cutting Tools Helical Solutions______866-543-5422 TRAINING CAD/CAM Training Davis Applied Tech College__801-593-2483 CNC Machining Davis Applied Tech College__801-593-2483 Conventional Machining Davis Applied Tech College__801-593-2483 Reverse Engineering Machining Software Advanced Coord. Tech __ _303-469-6161 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Davis Applied Tech College__801-593-2483 USED MACHINERY Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Denver Machine Tool Inc. __ 303-324-0448 Rigging IRH ____________801-972-5581 EDM Network ________ 480-836-1782 Jorgensen Machine Tools__800-952-0151 Spindle Rebuilding Setco-Pope Spindles_____866-362-0699 K.D. Capital Equipment___480-922-1674 Methods West________602-437-2220 Staffing PrecisionFab Inc. ____303-779-9180 Resource Mfg________801-265-1999 S&S Machinery Sales____602-368-8542 Statistical Process Control WATERJET CUTTING Total Quality Systems Inc. _ 480-377-6422 Action Machine_______303-532-2900 SHOP FLOOR AUTOMATION Fabricating Equip Sales __ 303-466-7342 Hardware: USB FLOW Intl.__________909-620-5707 Bytebox ___________ 888-Bytebox Global EDM Supply____480-836-8330 Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Jorgensen Machine Tools__800-952-0151 Scheduling OMAX Corp_________800-838-0343 Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Triad Machine ______ 303-424-0268 Serial Port WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Bytebox ___________ 888-Bytebox Ebbco Inc _______800--809-3901

Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

ASSEMBLIES Bar-S Machine ________ 928-636-2115 Cimtech ___________ 801-373-6813 High Precision Devices____303-447-2558 Prescottʼs Manufacturing __ 719-482-5826 Seastrom _________ 800-634-2356 Superior Metal Products__ 303-791-7550 Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 Welded Assemblies Weiser/Mile High Precision 303-280-2778 BENDING JQ Enterprises_________801-975-0777 Mandrel Bending BK Machine Inc._______801-253-1929 BONDING Diffusion VACCO Industries ______ 626-443-7121 BRAZING Precision Casting Repair __ 801-972-2345 BROACHING Ponderosa Ind________303-298-1801 Prec. Machʼd Products__970-482-7676 Specialty Steel Services __ 801-539-8252 Turning: Automatic Matrix Machine _______480-966-4451

Coating: Liquid Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146 Coating: Nickel/Teflon/ Chrome Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Electro-Coating Services VACCO Industries _____ 626-443-7121 COLD SPRAY Accuwright Industries ___480-892-9595 DESIGN/ CAD/CAM Bar-S Machine _______ 928-636-2115 H& S Machine _______ 801-755-7627 DIE CASTING Watkins Tool & Supply __ 303-295-9603 DIES Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Micro-Tronics, Inc _____ 602-437-8995 EDM EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc _________ 586-716-5151 EDM: Drilling Small Hole BK Machine Inc.______801-253-1929

M Micro-Tronics, Inc _____ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West ______ 480-966-2300 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Innovative Precision____ 801-334-6317 Maverick Mold & Machine 970-535-4604 Micro-Tronics, Inc _____ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West ______ 480-966-2300 Petersen Inc _________800-410-6789 Prec. Machʼd Products ____ 970-482-7676 EDM: Wire Advanced Machining Inc. _303-485-5256 Brendell Manufacturing ___801-677-7700 Central Valley Machine __435-752-0934 Cimtech ___________801-373-6813 Excalibur Manufacturing __719-520-5404 Foremaster Tool ______801-737--0265 Innovative Precision _____ 801-334-6317 Micro-Tronics, Inc _____ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West ______ 480-966-2300 Paramount Machine ____801-282-2755 H&R Precision ________801-975-7400 Jet Processing ________623-869-6749 LA Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 METCO Metal Finishing __ 602-276-4120 Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 Precision Machʼd Prod___ 970-482-7676

Superior Grinding _____ 801487-9700 Bead Blasting DunRite Deburring ____303-287-3345 De-Rusting Wasatch Metal Finishing _801-779-2020 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Graining DunRite Deburring ____303-287-3345 Hand Deburring: Precision DunRite Deburring ____303-287-3345 H&R Precision _______ 801-975-7400 Liquid Painting Industrialex ______ 303-456-6847 MPI International _____ 956-631-6880 Passivation Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Jet Processing ____ 623-869-6749x117 METCO Metal Finishing __ 602-276-4120 Polishing DunRite Deburring ____303-287-3345 Powder Coating Arizona Finishing _____602-438-4443 Excalibur Manufacturing _719-520-5404

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Industrialex ______ 303-456-6847 LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 MPI International _____ 956-631-6880 Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing _____602-438-4443 Industrialex ______ 303-456-6847 Potting/Encapsulation Industrialex ______ 303-456-6847 Rapid Prototyping Prototype-Cafe _____ 720-852-3577 Tumble Deburring Wasatch Metal Finishing _801-779-2020 Vibratory Finishing DunRite Deburring ____303-287-3345 Wet Paint/CARC MPI International _____ 956-631-6880 Aluminum (Medium & Large) 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 Prec. Machʼd 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

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:

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 Micro-Tronics, Inc _____602-437-8995 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 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

Petersen Inc ________ 800-410-6789 ENGINEERING/DESIGN 3rd Gen Machine ____ 435-764-4980 AzMark __________480-926-8969 Nuclear Filter Tech_____303-384-9785 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc _____602-437-8995 FABRICATION Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Aero Tech _______ 801-292-0493 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod 303-427-6419 Central Valley Machine __435-752-0934 Cygnet ___________ 818-240-7574 Davis Manufacturing ___303-762-0550 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Excalibur Manufacturing _719-520-5404 Focused on Machining __ 303-922-3076 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818

TM Precision ______800-448-9448 800-448-9448 TMM Galvanizing: Zinc Jordan River Galvanizing _801-282-9375 Passivation

Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 Fabrication: Custom Metal Machining VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 Fabrication: Enclosures Falcon Sheet Metal __ 801-298-5064 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Fabrication: Medium & Large Arrow Sheet Metal Prod 303-427-6419 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Excalibur Manufacturing _719-520-5404 Falcon Sheet Metal __ 801-298-5064 Group Mfg Serv ______480-966-3952 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Weiser/Mile High Precision 303-280-2778 WMC Machining _____ 801-978-1388 Fabrication: SheetMetal Arrow Sheet Metal Prod 303-427-6419 AzMark __________480-926-8969 Cimtech ________ 801-373-6813 Cygnet ___________ 818-240-7574 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 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Laser Concepts Inc. ____ 801-280-7723 Petersen Inc ________ 800-410-6789 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 TMM Precision ______ 800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision 303-280-2778 WMC Machining _____ 801-978-1388 Wrico ___________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Falcon Sheet Metal __ 801-298-5064 Fabrication: Non-Metal Wesco Laser Mchg. ____ 303-765-5916 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike H& S Machine ______ 801-755-7627 FINISHING Arizona Finishing _____602-438-4443 Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 DunRite Deburring ____303-287-3345 Galvanizing: Hot Dip Jordan River Galvanizing _801-282-9375

Gold Tech Industries ____ 480-968-1930 Polishing Gold Tech Industries____ 480-968-1930 FORMING 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 INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol ___ 480-626-8131 Inspection Services Klontech Measure Sol ___ 480-626-8131 Micropulse West ______480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions_888-572-9642 IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair__801-972-2345

LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Arrow Sheet Metal Prod 303-427-6419 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Excalibur Manufacturing _719-520-5404 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Laser Concepts Inc. ____ 801-280-7723 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 TMM Precision ______800-448-9448 Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 Wesco Laser Mchg. ____ 303-765-5916 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Micro VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 Laser Cutting: Non-Metal Wesco Laser Mchg. ____ 303-765-5916 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 Wesco Laser Mchg. ____ 303-765-5916 Laser Cutting: 3D E-Coat MPI International _____ 956-631-6880 EMI/RFI Shielding Industrialex ______ 303-456-6847

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A Veteran-Owned Small Business

Shawn Carlin

Laminating Wesco Laser Mchg.___303-765-5916 Laser Engraving 4 Axis Machining Inc. ___ 303-295-1544 VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 Laser Marking 4 Axis Machining Inc. ___ 303-295-1544 Photo-Chemical Etching VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 Precision Etched Parts VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 LINE BORING WMC Machining _____ 801-978-1388 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 Focused on Machining __ 303-922-3076 H&R Precision _______ 801-975-7400 Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 RD Machine & MFg ___ 801-977-0447 Radtech _________ 303-789-4247 A2Z METALWORKER

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800-634-2356 Seastrom ________800-634-2356 Skydandee Mfg _____ 801-774-8031 St. Vrain _________ 303-702-1529 Superior Metal Products__ 303-791-7550 WMC Machining _____ 801-978-1388 Machining: 3D Advanced Machining Inc. _303-485-5256 Micropulse West ______480-966-2300 Powerhaus Precision ___480-225-8854 Prototype-Cafe _____ 720-852-3577 Machining: 5 Axis 4 Axis Machining Inc. ___303-295-1544 Accutech Machine _____ 801-975-1117 Advanced Machining Inc. _303-485-5256 AzMark __________480-926-8969 Clingʼs Manufacturing ___ 480-968-1778 CNC Rescue ________ 801-266-2261 Faustson __________303-420-7422 Petersen Inc ________ 800-410-6789 St. Vrain _________ 303-702-1529 Superior Metal Products__ 303-791-7550 Machining: Aerospace Advanced Machining Inc. _303-485-5256 AzMark __________480-926-8969 H&R Precision _______ 801-975-7400 CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 Matrix Machine ____ 480-966-4451 Lewis Aerospace ____ 877-254-2024 Matrix Machine ____ 480-966-4451 Micropulse West ______480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc ____ 602-437-8995 Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 Nuclear Filter Tech ___ 303-384-9785

Paramount ramount Machine ___801-282-2755 801-282-2755 Petersen Inc ________ 800-410-6789 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 Precision Machʼd Products 970-482-7676 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Prescottʼs Mfg _______ 719-482-5826 Powerhaus Precision ___480-225-8854 Quick Turn Precision____801-334-6800 Radtech _________ 303-789-4247 Reata Engineering & Mach. 303-936-1350 RD Machine & MFg ___ 801-977-0447 Skydandee Mfg _____ 801-774-8031 St. Vrain _________ 303-702-1529 Superior Metal Products 303-791-7550 White Rock Inc. _____ 435-750-6414 Machining: CNC 4 Axis Machining Inc. ___303-295-1544 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 Brendell Manufacturing _ 801-677-7700 Clingʼs Manufacturing _ 480-968-1778 CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 CNC Rescue _______ 801-266-2261 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 Micro-Tronics, Inc ____ 602-437-8995 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Premac Precision Machʼg 719-784-9434 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 Reata Eng.& Mach ___ 303-936-1350 Seastrom ________ 800-634-2356



St. Vrain Manufacturing, Inc. “Precision Machining Solutions for Industry”

Robert Bergstrom President

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

St. Vrain _________ 303-702-1529 Superior Metal Products__ 303-791-7550 WMC Machining_____ 801-978-1388 Machining: Contract American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Nuclear Filter Tech ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount Machine ___801-282-2755 Radtech _________ 303-789-4247 Skydandee Mfg _____ 801-774-8031 Machining: DoD CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 Machining: Laser AzMark __________480-926-8969 Davis Manufacturing ___303-762-0550 Excalibur Manufacturing _719-520-5404 Faustson_________ 303-420-7422 Foremaster Tool _____ 801-737--0265 Gerome Mfg_______520-622-8402 Innovative Precision __ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 Lewis Aerospace ____ 877-254-2024 Matrix Machine _____ 480-966-4451 Nuclear Filter Tech ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount Machine __ 801-282-2755 Petersen Inc ________ 800-410-6789 Reata Engineering & Mach 303-936-1350 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447

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

White Rock Inc. _____ 435-750-6414 Machining:Medical Advanced Machining Inc. _303-485-5256 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Prescottʼs Mfg _______ 719-482-5826 Machining: Milling Advanced Machining Inc. _303-485-5256 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Brendell Manufacturing 801-677-7700 Clingʼs Manufacturing ___ 480-968-1778 Focused on Machining __ 303-922-3076 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 Prec. Machʼd Products__970-482-7676 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Machining: Mobile Field Service WMC Machining _____ 801-978-1388 Machining: Mold Base Maverick Mold & Machine970-535-4604 Machining: Production 3rd Gen Machine ____ 435-764-4980 Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072

BK Machine Inc. _____ 801-253-1929 Brendell Manufacturing 801-677-7700 CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 CNC Rescue _______ 801-266-2261 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 Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 Premac Precision Machʼg 719-784-9434 Prescottʼs Mfg________719-482-5826 Radtech _________ 303-789-4247 Reata Engineering & Mach 303-936-1350 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 White Rock Inc. _____ 435-750-6414 Machining: Prototype 3rd Gen Machine ____ 435-764-4980 4 Axis Machining Inc. ___303-295-1544 Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Accutech Machine _____801-975-11174 Advanced Machining Inc. _303-485-5256 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine______ 928-636-2115 BK Machine Inc. _____ 801-253-1929 Brendell Manufacturing 801-677-7700 Central Valley Machine _435-752-0934 Clingʼs Manufacturing _ 480-968-1778 CNC Rescue ________ 801-266-2261 Davis Manufacturing ___303-762-0550

303-420-7422 Faustson __________303-420-7422 Focused on Machining __ 303-922-3076 Foremaster Tool _____ 801-737--0265 H&R Precision _______ 801-975-7400 High Precision Devices __303-447-2558 Innovative Precision __ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 Leading Edge Machine _ 435-563-9425 Lewis Aerospace_____ 877-254-2024 Micropulse West _____ 480-966-2300 Mountain View Machine 435-755-0500 Newport Tool _______801-295-7411 Nuclear Filter Tech ___ 303-384-9785 Premac Precision Machʼg 719-784-9434 Prototype-Cafe _____ 720-852-3577 Quick Turn Precision __ 801-334-6800 Radtech _________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 Seastrom ________ 800-634-2356 Skydandee Mfg _____ 801-774-8031 St. Vrain _________ 303-702-1529 Superior Metal Products__ 303-791-7550 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 Central Valley Machine _435-752-0934 CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 Focused on Machining __ 303-922-3076 H&R Precision _______ 801-975-7400 A2Z METALWORKER

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Gregg A. Dunlap Business Development

3508 East Corona Avenue Phoenix. AZ 85040 OFFICE 602-276-4120 CELL 602-725-8380 FAX 602-276-0109

BK Machine Inc. _____ 801-253-1929 Brendell Manufacturing 801-677-7700 Faustson_________ 303-420-7422 H&R Precision _______ 801-975-7400 Leading Edge Machine __ 435-563-9425 Mountain View Machine__ 435-755-0500 Prec Machʼd Products ___ 970-482-7676 Premac Precision Machʼg 719-784-9434 Quick Turn Precision __801-334-6800 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 Wesco Laser Mchg _____ 303-765-5916

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Newport Tool _______801-295-7411 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 Precision Machined Prod. _ 970-482-7676 Precision Tech ______ 801-285-7288S Superior Metal Products__303-791-7550 Machining: Quick Turn Powerhaus Precision ___480-225-8854 Machining: R & D 3rd Gen Machine _____435-764-4980 Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 A2Z METALWORKER

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American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Brendell Manufacturing 801-677-7700 Micro-Tronics, Inc ____ 602-437-8995 Petersen Inc ________ 800-410-6789 Powerhaus Precision ___480-225-8854 Premac Precision Machʼg 719-784-9434 Prescottʼs Mfg ______ 719-482-5826 Reata Engineering & Mach. 303-936-1350 Superior Metal Products__ 303-791-7550 Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 White Rock Inc. _____ 435-750-6414 WMC Machining _____ 801-978-1388 Machining: Semiconductor Powerhaus Precision ___480-225-8854 Machining: Swiss 3rd Gen Machine ____ 435-764-4980 Bar-S Machine______ 928-636-2115 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Powerhaus Precision ___480-225-8854 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 White Rock ________ 435-750-6414 Machining: Turning American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 AzMark __________480-926-8969 Bar-S Machine______ 928-636-2115

Machining: Ultra-Precision CNC Rescue _______ 801-266-2261 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 White Rock Inc. _____ 435-750-6414 Machining: Waterjet Colorado Waterjet ___970-532-5404 Quick Turn Precision __801-334-6800 MANUFACTURING Brendell Manufacturing 801-677-7700 Group Mfg Serv _____480-966-3952 High Precision Devices _303-447-2558 Prescottʼs Manufacturing 719-482-5826 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 Contract Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech ________ 480-966-1591 Mfg: Photo-Chemical VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 Production Aero Tech ________ 801-292-0493 BK Machine Inc.______801-253-1929 Central Valley Machine _435-752-0934 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 Laser Concepts Inc. ___ 801-280-7723 Prescottʼs Manufacturing 719-482-5826 Robotic CNC DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 Routering CNC DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 Small Part Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech ________ 801-292-0493 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 Accuwright Industries __480-892-9595 METALIZING Accuwright Industries __480-892-9595

MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc ____ 602-437-8995 MOLDING: ARC Watkins Tool & Supply _303-295-9603 MOLDS Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Colorado Tool Design Inc 720-218-5246 JCB Precision Tool & Mold303-292-4434 Lifetime Products ____ 801-728-1260 Maverick Mold & Machine970-535-4604 Prescottʼs Manufacturing 719-482-5826 Molds: Blow Lifetime Products ____ 801-728-1260 Molds: Plastic Injection JCB Precision Tool & Mold _303-292-4434 Lifetime Products _____801-728-1260 Maverick Mold & Machine 970-535-4604 Micro-Tronics, Inc ____ 602-437-8995 Watkins Tool & Supply _ 303-295-9603 Molds: DieCast Design Colorado Tool Design Inc _ 720-218-5246 Molds: Injection Design Colorado Tool Design Inc _ 720-218-5246 JCB Precision Tool & Mold 303-292-4434 Prototype-Cafe _____ 720-852-3577 Molds: Rotational 3rd Gen Machine ____ 435-764-4980 Molds: Trim Die Design Colorado Tool Design Inc _ 720-218-5246 Molds Steel DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 Aero Tech ________ 801-292-0493 Arizona Finishing ____602-438-4443 ChemResearch _____ 602-253-4175 Jet Processing ___ 623-869-6749x117 Mil Spec Painting Industrialex ______ 303-456-6847 PAINTING MPI International _____ 956-631-6880 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 PARTS: MISC. Lifetime Products _____801-728-1260 PHOTO FABRICATION Newcut Inc. _______ 315-331-7680 Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930

ROLL FORMING Lifetime Products _____801-728-1260 Rolling: thread

PLATING Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 METCO Metal Finishing _ 602-276-4120 Blanchard Metals Proc. _ 801-972-5590 ChemResearch _____ 602-253-4175 LA Specialties ______ 602-269-7612 MPI International ____ 956-631-6880 Anodizing Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 ChemResearch_______ 602-253-4175 Jet Processing ____ 623-869-6749x117 Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146 Nickel/Chrome Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 Tin/Zinc Plate Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 POLISHING Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 LA Specialties ______ 602-269-7612 PRECISION FORMING Richards Fab________801-409-0392 TMM Precision ______800-448-9448 Wrico ___________480-892-7800

Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 ROUTERING, CNC Micropulse West ______480-966-2300 SAW CUTTING Diversified Metal Services _ 801-972-6093 SHOT PEENING Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 SPINNING: METAL Metal Spinning Solutions _ 480-899-0939 SPLINES Specialty Steel Services _ 801-539-8252

SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Accuwright Industries ___480-892-9595 SPRINGS Flat & Wire SPRING WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 STAMPING Cygnet ___________ 818-240-7574 Excalibur Manufacturing _719-520-5404 Frontier Metal Stamping _ 303-458-5129 Lifetime Products _____801-728-1260 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Seastrom _______ 800-634-2356 Weiser/Mile High Prec. 303280-2778 Stamping:Aerospace Frontier Metal Stamping _ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Assembly PROCESSING: METAL Frontier Metal Stamping _ 303-458-5129 Acid Pickle Stamping:Design MPI International _____956-631-6880 Frontier Metal Stamping _ 303-458-5129 Chemical Weiser/Mile High Prec. 303280-2778 LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Stamping:Flat Forming MPI International _____956-631-6880 SPRING WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 Plating Alodine Stamping: Light MPI International _____956-631-6880 Cygnet ___________ 818-240-7574 Phosphate SPRING WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 MPI International _____956-631-6880 Stamping:Precision Cygnet ___________ 818-240-7574 PUNCHING Group Manufacturing Serv 480-966-3952 Excalibur Manufacturing _719-520-5404 Frontier Metal Stamping _ 303-458-5129 REPAIR Stamping:Prototype Bearing Surface Frontier Metal Stamping _ 303-458-5129 Denver Machine Shop ___303-295-6000 Stamping:Short Run Hydraulic Cylinder Denver Machine Shop ___303-295-6000 Cygnet ___________ 818-240-7574

SWISS SCREW MCHG. Howard PMP _______ 801-808-4106 Lewis Aerospace ____ 877-254-2024 Seastrom _________ 800-634-2356 Screwing: Lead Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 TAPPING Laser Concepts Inc. ____ 801-280-7723 TESTING Testing: Non-Destructive Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 Jet Processing ____ 623-869-6749x117 Pilkington Metal Finishing801-972-2146 THERMAL SPRAY Accuwright Industries ___480-892-9595 TOOL MAKING JCB Precision Tool & Mold 303-292-4434 TOOL & DIE Foremaster Tool _____ 801-737--0265 JCB Precision Tool & Mold _ 303-292-4434 Newport Tool _______801-295-7411 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 TOOLING Frontier Metal Stamping _ 303-458-5129 Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 TUBE FORMING Clingʼs Manufacturing ___ 480-968-1778 Formed Tubing Clingʼs Manufacturing ___ 480-968-1778 Tube Bending /Fabrication Clingʼs Manufacturing ___ 480-968-1778 WATERJET CUTTING Colorado Waterjet __ 970-532-5404 Diversified Metal Services _801-972-6093 JQ Enterprises _______ 801-975-0777 Leading Edge Machine __435-563-9425 Marzee Inc. ______ 602-269-5801 Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 Petersen Inc ________ 800-410-6789 Quick Turn Precision____801-334-6800

Genesis __________ 303-449-6912 H& S Machine ______ 801-755-7627 JQ Enterprises _______ 801-975-0777 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Laser Concepts Inc. ____ 801-280-7723 Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 Petersen Inc ________ 800-410-6789 Precision Casting Repair _801-972-2345 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Quick Turn Precision____801-334-6800 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 Weiser/Mile High Prec. 303280-2778 Welding: Aerospace Genesis __________ 303-449-6912 Welding: Aluminum Medium & Large Genesis __________ 303-449-6912 Petersen Inc ________ 800-410-6789 Skyline Products _______719-392-9046 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Welding: Orbital Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Welding: Precision Arrow Sheet Metal Prod __ 303-427-6419 Davis Manufacturing ___303-762-0550 Excalibur Manufacturing _719-520-5404 Genesis __________ 303-449-6912 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Petersen Inc ________ 800-410-6789 Weiser/Mile High Prec. 303280-2778 Welding: Thin Wall Alum. Genesis _________ 303-449-6912 Welding: TIG Arrow Sheet Metal Prod __ 303-427-6419 Cimtech __________ 801-373-6813 Genesis __________ 303-449-6912 Mountain View Machine__ 435-755-0500 Petersen Inc ________ 800-410-6789

WELDING Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod __ 303-427-6419 Cimtech __________ 801-373-6813 Davis Manufacturing ___303-762-0550 WIRE FORMING Denver Machine Shop ___303-295-6000 SPRING WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113

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