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Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s all small stuff. I had the pleasure to attend a weekend art auction recently, and met some artists who, though not household names, are well known in the artist community and are enjoying a substantial income from their livelihood.
Interestingly, all the artists featured at the weekend event grew up in very poor families, and all struggled in their early educational years. What I found extremely heart warming is that with their success, they are using their gift of art to give back to society. I will cite just 2 examples; Artist Michael Godard has dedicated himself to philanthropic causes through his art. “The funds I help raise save lives and at the end of the day, it’s the most important thing I do,” declares Godard. In 2006, his 16 yr. old daughter passed away after her battle with brain cancer. “All the money in the world can not bring her back, but the funds I help raise for a cure will help save another child,” said Godard. In his career that has spanned decades, Stephen Fishwick has earned widespread acclaim, but what makes him most proud are his philanthropic endeavors that have raised over $1 million for various charities. Stephen’s ‘For Life Collection’ features endangered animals, and he said that it is designed to educate the public and spur them to provide public support for these animals. We’re nearing Christmas, a time when we are all at our most generous and giving selves. It is a good time to discuss simple living, particularly since a number of religious and spiritual traditions encourage this. I have kept this short writing in my collection of memorable writings for a very long time now, and I today I feel let to share it. Interestingly, it is not clear who the original author was. One source credits Henry David Thoreau, an American naturalist and author, as the individual who is often considered to have made the classic secular statement advocating a life of simple and sustainable living in his book Walden (1854). Here it is: SIMPLE FORMULA FOR LIVING • Live beneath your means. • Return everything you borrow. • Stop blaming other people. • Admit it when you make a mistake. • Give clothes not worn to charity. • Do something nice and try not to get caught. • Listen more; talk less. • Take a 30-minute walk every day. • Strive for excellence, not perfection. • Be on time. Don’t make excuses. • Don’t argue. Get organized. Continued next column
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Be kind to unkind people. Let someone cut ahead of you in line. Take time to be alone. Cultivate good manners. Be humble. Realize and accept that life isn’t fair. Know when to keep your mouth shut. Go an entire day without criticizing anyone. Learn from the past. Plan for the future. Live in the present. Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s all small stuff.
I hope you all celebrated a very healthy economy and that business was good in 2019. Until next year, I wish you health, happiness, and enough to sustain your livelihood. Endeavor to live simply! It is good for the spirit, the environment, and your wallet! As always, God Bless our Troops!
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4th Generation Smith Machinery Co. Celebrates 6 Decades In Business! Announcements/Releases..........................6-14 Feature Articles.............................1, 26-27,34-35 Buyers Guide Equipment..........................41-46 Buyers Guide Processes..............................47-53 Card Gallery.................................................41-53 Index Of Advertisers........................................54 Editorial...........................................Throughout
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Announcements & Releases Gene Haas Foundation In 1999 Gene Haas, owner of Haas Automation, Inc.,America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools, founded the Gene Haas Foundation. Growing up with a strong social conscience instilled by his family, Haas initially formed the foundation to fun the needs of the local community. The purpose of the Gene Haas Foundation is to build skills in the machining industry by providing scholarships for CNC Machine Technology students and NIMS Credentials. Gene’s commitment to the importance of US manufacturing has incited him to grow his personal foundation and direct his foundation board to focus on manufacturing education in the form of scholarships for CNC Machinist Training. Scholarship Grants are awarded annually to High Schools and Post-Secondary (Community andTechnical Colleges as well as Universities) institutions. Schools may apply every year for additional grants. Funds may be used for competitions such as SkillsUSA, FIRST Robotics, Supermileage, SAE, etc. or NIMS Credentials, but many not be used for any capital equipment. The Foundation has awarded over $60,000,000 since inception and in 2019 $167,000 to the MMT, LLC territory alone. MMT, LLC is proud to be a partner with Haas Automation, Inc. and the Gene Haas Foundation. Together, working with Industry and Education, we can move closer to closing the “skills gap” by encouraging and supporting today’s youth (and adults) by educating them about the many career opportunities available through Manufacturing pathways. Pictured above are Weber State University employees who are the proud recipients of monies awarded to them through the Gene Haas Foundation.
Frontier Group Launches New Chemical Processing Line Frontier Group, an Arizona-based provider of aerospace metal finishing services including NADCAP-accredited chemical processing, non-destructive testing, and welding, announced today the official reopening of its Phoenix chemical processing facilities.The company began a complete A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •
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transformation of its Phoenix chemical processing area in 2018, with the objective of upgrading its facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and increasing capacity. Now complete, over $1.5 million was invested into the modernized chemical processing line. Andrew Furrer, President of Frontier Group, commented, “We’re thrilled to unveil our new chemical processing line at our Phoenix facility. It was critical for us to invest significant capital in the highest quality equipment and newest technology available in the market to continue providing unrivalled service to our long-standing customers.We look forward to showcasing our enhanced chemical processing capabilities and supporting the aerospace industry with more expertise than ever.” Founded in 1979, Frontier Group was formed via the 2018 merger of two established aerospace metal finishing companies, based in Phoenix, AZ and Chino Valley, AZ, respectively.Today, Frontier Group employs 70 people and operates from both locations with facilities that total more than 40,000 square feet of capacity. This dual-location model, unique for the industry, allows the company to offer its comprehensive services, including anodize, chem film, paint, passivation, phosphate, non-destructive testing, and welding, across Arizona, southern California and other states in the southwestern U.S. Furrer continued, “The renewed focus on chemical processing in Phoenix, in addition to several planned and new service offerings for both facilities, positions Frontier Group for further growth. With accelerated growth, we expect to expand our employee base by more than 20% over the next 12 months. We’re excited by the company’s prospects and eager to continue serving as a high-quality employer both in Phoenix and Chino Valley.” Frontier Group is owned in partnership by management and Montage Partners, a people-first private equity firm dedicated to helping established businesses reach transformative growth. About Frontier Group Frontier Group (www.frontiergroupco.com) is the leading Arizona-based provider of aerospace metal finishing services. Since its founding in 1979, Frontier Group has delivered unrivalled quality and service to its long-standing customers across the southwestern U.S. Frontier Group is uniquely qualified as Arizona’s only independent metal finishing service provider that is Nadcap accredited to offer chemical processing, non-destructive testing, and welding services. Media Contact; Brooke Awtry; 480-676-6657; firstname.lastname@example.org
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eyes. She has been with me for 4 years, and I hope she lives a long, healthy life. My favorite hobbies are Dungeons & Dragons, going to the gym, and cosplaying (costuming). I occasionally travel to different states to go to conventions, like Comic Con. I also enjoy video games, watching anime, and reading manga.
Methods MachineTools Introduces Its Own Brand Of Vertical Machining Centers Methods Machine Tools, Inc., North America’s foremost supplier of leading-edge precision machine tools and automation, has introduced a new line of Methods Branded 3-Axis Vertical and 5-Axis Bridge Type Machining Centers, all engineered and built to Methods’ highest specifications and quality standards. The Methods Machining Centers are available in North America, and offer an affordable, accurate and reliable best-in-class mid-range machining solution. Click Here for more information on Methods Machining Centers. “We are very pleased to announce the introduction of Methods MaAnnouncements Continued Page 12
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Announcements Continued chining Centers,” said Mr. Mark Wright, President and CEO of Methods Machine Tools, Inc. “Methods’ engineering team has ensured that our new branded line meets our customers’ needs and expectations in North America.These machines will provide an ideal value-to-performance solution in the marketplace and complement our full portfolio of leading lines.” Methods Machining Centers are made to Methods’ design and engineering standards by Litz Hitech Corp., a reputable, well-established machine tool builder, and are fully backed by Methods industry-leading service and support. All Methods Machining Centers are fully inspected to meet strict quality and design specifications, and also be in compliance with ISO/ASME standards. Laser and ball bar testing ensures performance and accuracy of each machine. All Methods Machining Centers feature FANUC controls, the industry’s benchmark for quality and reliability. Methods VMC’s have the FANUC 0iMF Control with 10.4 inch LCD screen, manual guide I, AICC II, 2 m/ sec Block Processing Time (BPT) and 200 Block Look Ahead. For the highest level of performance and processing power required for complex 5-axis machining, the MB 650U Bridge Type Machining Center features the FANUC 31iMB5 Control with 15 inch TFT screen including a data server, manual guide I, AICC II, 1 MB of NC memory, .4ms BPT, 600 Block Look Ahead, Collision Detection (built in 3D interference check), Fast Package III, Ethernet and 2GB CF card. “We are confident that our new Methods Machining Centers will exceed customer A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain•
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Fed Lowers Rates Again But Hints It May Be Done Cutting In The Near-Term For the third time in three months, the Federal Reserve lowered its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point, to a range of 1.5% to 1.75%, in a bid to head off a possible Announcements Continued Page 14
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Part of the savings Hitchiner enjoys comes from lower rates of employee turnover, which can be costly. In one study of manufacturing companies, 43% of respondents indicated their operations were sitting at 20% turnover per year or even higher. Industrial automation can help cut down on that churn and save jobs. 2. Robots make existing talent more useful - In an industry where skilled workers are both more valuable and scarcer than ever, companies need to find “force multipliers” for existing talent. Doing so helps lift employees into higher-paying and more compelling positions. This, in turn, improves employee engagement. “Businesses of all sizes are having trouble attracting and retaining talent,” said CEO JasonWalker. From collaborative robot arms to autonomous mobile robots, automation enables companies of all sizes to repurpose their existing workforce, which is already spread thin.“I go from a shipping and receiving clerk to also being a robot wrangler,” said Walker, as he described new roles for employees. “I add a new and valuable skill to the company. … I have Industry 4.0 talents.” 3. Robots improve safety for human talent -Private industry in the U.S. reported 2.8 million non-fatal illnesses and injuries in 2017. Manufacturing alone contributed 115,500 incidents of days away from work in 2017, or around 93 cases for every 10,000 employees.The perception that working in a factory offers high risks for low rewards is one challenge for staff recruiting and retention. In addition, people are more likely to be bored and make mistakes with certain tasks. “If a job is repetitive and boring, human workers tend to make a mistake, whereas robots can do these things the same way time after time,” said Frank Hearl, chief of staff at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
4. Drones can provide agility at every stage of production - Deloitte last year identified drone data coordinator as one of a handful of new positions opening up as robotics literally take off in manufacturing. Unmanned aerial vehicles can play a role in multiple stages of production: • Drones can efficiently and safely locate raw materials out in the field by performing lower flyovers than planes. • Drones can transport materials, tools, and other assets within manufacturing plants by using vertical space and keeping out from underfoot. • Drones provide considerable opportunities in automated inventory management when combined with bar codes, QR codes or RFID tags. • The agility of drones, whether in the field or within a manufacturing facility, can take manufacturing by storm.A Spanish car manufacturer called SEAT uses drones to carry automotive parts between production and assembly plants.
This particular fetch-and-carry task once took humans an hour and a half or longer, but drones can do the same work in a quarter of an hour. It’s a perfect example of using robots to provide speed and agility while employees pivot to more cognitively demanding work. 5. Autonomous trucks keep parts moving - The American Trucking Association predicts the U.S. will see its truck driver shortage double in the next 10 years. Demand for freight services has softened slightly amid ongoing global trade tensions, but the talent crunch remains. Automotive and technology companies are working quickly to solve or at least partially alleviate this problem. Locations throughout the U.S. are actively engaged in on-road testing for self-driving semi trucks.
(303) 466-3777 foothillsmachinery.com While some estimates predict that fully autonomous trucks could eliminate some 294,000 driving jobs, the American Trucking Association said the industry will fail to fill 160,000 trucking jobs in the coming decade. 6. Robots can improve accuracy and error rates - The manufacturing industry relies on precision and generally has a low tolerance for errors. For those reasons, Kay Manufacturing began leveraging collaborative robots at its facility in Calumet City, Ill. Thanks to improvements in machine vision and pathfinding, cobots have improved awareness of their surroundings in comparison with previous-generation robotics.They’re also capable of carrying out highly detailed and accurate inspections.Applying just one cobot to a parts inspection process helped Kay Manufacturing repurpose three employees at a time into better-paying roles. Critically, Kay says it hasn’t laid off a single worker since it began incorporating robotics back in 1996, and it bought Universal Robots’ 25,000th robot arm. As robotics spreads into new manufacturing applications, we’ll see new roles for employees emerge even as robots perform many existing functions faster, more safely, and more accurately. By Kayla Matthews A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •
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Development.The Autoliv Front Center Airbag will be introduced in 19 car models in 2020.
North-Central Idaho Program Prepares Students For Local Manufacturing Jobs Nezperce High School senior Joe McGuigan is one of a handful of high school students who landed a summer job with a manufacturing company after participating in an industry-based apprenticeship program. He worked for Hillco Technologies last summer, starting at $11 an hour as a summer intern, and he learned a wide variety of skill sets on the job, including driving a forklift and running machines. There are more than 100 companies engaged in metal fabrication and manufacturing in north central Idaho – machine shops, guns and ammunition, farm equipment manufacturers and more. The workforce serving those companies is aging and nearing retirement age, and there’s a shortage of entry-level workers with the skills necessary to serve the industry. “Manufacturing has picked up in the small communities in north central Idaho, and it’s tough hiring people to work in manufacturing in this area,” said Lenny Hill, McGuigan’s boss and president of Hillco Technologies.
Hillco manufactures combine-leveling systems for farmers harvesting wheat in the steep, rolling Palouse countryside in the Palouse region, among other things. Located in Nez Perce, the company employs about 35 employees and typically pays a starting wage of $18-$19 an hour. “We like to recruit locally because job candidates understand the rural nature of this area and the outdoor lifestyle,” Hill said. “If they come from outside the area, a few of them might stick, but often we’re a little too remote compared to what they’re used to. It might be hard to find a Domino’s nearby or a Starbucks.” Hill is a member of the Northwest Intermountain Manufacturing (NIMA) Association. He was supportive of forming a partnership between the Nor thwest Intermountain Manufacturers Association, LewisClark State College, the Clearwater Economic Development Association, the University of Idaho and 16 school districts to create a pilot project to train high school students in fabrication and machining. The concept is to give students a solid skill set and educational background in manufacturing so they can be ready to start work right after high school. Eighty-nine students signed up the first year; 28 students enrolled in the program during the final year of the three-year pilot program. It’s a rigorous program with challenging academic standards. Students are required to complete seven collegelevel courses in manufacturing and fabrication from the time they are a sophomore, so they can complete the course work by the time they graduate. Twenty-eight high school students who are still engaged in the NIMM pilot program may also choose to work in metal manufacturing or fabrication. Students have toured 12 different companies in the region that need a skilled manufacturing workforce such as Schweitzer Engineering and Idaho Forest Group.
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When they complete the NIMM program, students will earn an industry-recognized certificate in Mechanical Computer Aided Design and Drafting or in Machining and Electronics. The University of Idaho was instrumental in recruiting businesses to participate in the pilot program, Christine Frei, executive director of the Clearwater Economic Development Association, said.The Clearwater Economic Development Association, NIMM, NIMA, LCSC and UI are all interested in helping local businesses grow and provide a skilled workforce.“I really like the way this NIMM pilot program came about,” said Jeff Ober, Dean of Career & Technical Education at LCSC. “They talked to local manufacturing businesses about their needs and worked backwards from there.That’s the really unique part.The companies are going to get exactly the skillsets they need, and we’re developing new ways for students to find a career close to home.” A $839,809 grant from the National Science Foundation funded the first go-round.All of the entities engaged in the NIMM pilot program are working to find a new source of funds after the first group of students complete their studies as high school seniors in 2020.Frei said she’s excited about the NIMM pilot project because it seeks to fulfill the needs of local businesses and industry with skilled workers.” By: Steve Stuebner Idaho Department of Labor A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •
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Department of Defense (DoD) Contracts Lockheed Martin Corp., Littleton, Colorado, has been awarded a ceiling amount of $3,329,600,000 single award, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for combined orbital operations, logistics and resiliency support services. This contract provides for operations, sustainment and enhancement activities to support the Advanced Extremely High Frequency, Milstar and Defense Satellite Communications System III programs. Work will be performed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado; and Sunnyvale, California, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2029. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. No funds will be obligated on the basic contract and the type of funding will be obligated on subsequent task and delivery orders. The Space and Missile System Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity (FA8823-20-D-0001). United Launch Services, Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $98,549,235 firm-fixed-price contract for Atlas V Completion launch services. This contract provides launch service completion for three National Security Space Launch Atlas V missions (two Air Force and one National Reconnaissance Office) previously ordered under contract FA8811-13-C-0003. Work will be performed at Centennial, Colorado; Decatur, Alabama; and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2020. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 procurement funds are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •
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Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8811-20-C-0001). BFBC LLC, Bozeman, Montana, was awarded a $260,473,876 firm-fixed-price contract for the barrier wall on the Barry M. Goldwater Range land in Arizona between Mexico and the U.S. Five bids were solicited with four bids received. Work will be performed in Yuma, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 12, 2020. Fiscal 2018 military construction funds in the amount of $260,473,876 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, Oregon, is the contracting activity (W912PL-20-C-0002). Woodward Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado, is awarded a $10,517,399 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for interface equipment for the RollsRoyce 501-K34 and 501-K17 ship service gas turbine generator. Work will be performed at the contractor’s facility located in Fort Collins, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by September 2024. Fiscal 2018 and 2017 other procurement (Navy) funding in the total amount of $769,323 will be obligated at time of award, and funding in the amount of $100,802 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) (only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements). The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the contracting activity (N64498-19-D-4035).
Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, was awarded an $8,600,000 modification (P00001) to contract W911W618-C-0050 for or primary aircraft structure, to understand and overcome challenges to production of primary aircraft structure using stretch-broken carbon fiber. Work will be performed in Bozeman, Montana, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2021. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 research, development, test and evaluation, Army funds in the amount of $8,600,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. United Launch Services (ULS), Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $1,175,842,965 firm-fixed-price modification (P00001) to previously awarded contract FA8811-19-C-0002 for National Security Space Launch (NSSL) Delta IV Heavy launch services.This contract modification is for Launch Operations Support (LOPS) services for five NSSL National Reconnaissance Office missions, all of which require ULS’s Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle. Work will be performed at Centennial, Colorado; Pueblo, Colorado; Decatur, Alabama; and Harlingen, Texas, with launch facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 29, 2024. The total contract value is increased from $467,537,345 to $1,643,380,310 to include five annual options. Fiscal 2019 procurement funds are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing Co., Layton, Utah, has been awarded a $22,571,000 firm-fixed-price contract modification (P00009) to previously award contract FA8204-19-C-0001 for ICBM Cryptography Upgrade Increment II (ICU II) production. This modification exercises production Lot 2, Option 1 and provides the government 54 A-4 drawers. Work will be performed at Huntsville, Alabama; Huntington Beach, California; and Layton, Utah, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 12, 2022. The total cumulative face value is $104,213,725. Fiscal 2019 missiles procurement funds in the amount of $1,826,000; and fiscal 2020 missiles procurement funds in the amount of $20,745,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, ICBM Contracting Division, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity. L3Harris Technologies Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $9,331,526 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification (P01025) to a previously awarded contract F1962802-C-0010 for sustainment of the Ground-Based Electro Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) weapons system. Work will be performed at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory; Maui, Hawaii; and Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020. The total cumulative face value is $9,331,516. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,463,000 are being obligated at time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the contracting activity.
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Job Market Shows Resilience, Quieting Recession Fears The American jobs engine has been beaten and battered, but it just keeps chugging along. Employers added 128,000 jobs in October, the Labor Department said Friday, and revisions to prior months’ data tacked on another 95,000. The figures for October would have been stronger had it not been for the strike at General Motors, which shaved close to 50,000 workers from the
employment rolls, and for the layoff of some 20,000 temporary census workers. All told, the report and other recent data paint a picture of a job market that is weathering the storm of trade tensions and a cooling global economy. The manufacturing sector is in a slump, business investment is falling, and overall economic growth has slowed this year. But consumers are still spending, employers are still hiring, and fears of an imminent recession, which reached a fever pitch over the summer, have quieted for now. “It helps reduce the concern that the slowdown was becoming more broad-based and recession risks were right around the corner,” said Michael Gapen, chief United States economist for Barclays. “I think most people have a slightly more positive view of the U.S. economy now than even two or three weeks ago.” By Ben Casselman A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •
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after the spring success of its first satellite sparked a burst of interest. “We are a fairly new company, but we’re on orbit and we’re signing customers up,” said Charles Beames,York’s chairman and chief strategy officer. The company’s goal is to make its S-Class satellites an off-the-shelf purchase for customers, meaning the core of the satellites are produced in bulk to bring costs down and customers can modify the satellites with different power packages and specialized instruments. York’s first satellite launched May 5 on a New Zealand-based Rocket Lab launch vehicle. The satellite, called Harbinger, was paid for by the U.S. Army, in part, to demonstrate on-orbit capabilities. Proving the S-Class satellite’s capability has attracted a burst of customer interest, Beames said.With industry trends moving toward York’s style of production, the company predicts a big jump in demand. “We’re on a path to build 50 next year,” he said. “Everything looks like growth is coming.We need to be able to do hundreds. We want to be ahead of the demand curve. York aims to shrink the time between when a customer signs a contract to launching a satellite, reducing it from 12 months to just four, Beames said.
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The company’s 50-satellite production level for 2020 is a combination of already-signed contracts with customers and ones in negotiation now, he said. The company also recently won a contract from the U.S. Air Force ordering two satellites that will be launched to geostationary orbit. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Satellite development has traditionally been measured in years, with each satellite purpose-built and designed with the knowledge that launches to orbit cost $100 million or more. But the rise in shared payload agreements for launching small satellites and the formation of small-rocket launch companies are bringing costs down.At the same time,
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growth and an improved service sector performance, leading to better GDP growth,” said ChrisWilliamson, economist at IHS Markit. Even with the improvement, manufacturing is likely to continue to weigh on the economy, amid a dimmer global growth outlook and trade tensions with China. Commerce Department figures earlier showed that orders placed with U.S. factories for business equipment declined for a second straight month and shipments matched the biggest drop since 2016. A reading of 50 is the threshold between expansion and contraction.
US Manufacturing Index Shows Signs of Stabilizing A gauge of U.S. factory activity unexpectedly improved in October for a second month, offering some hope that the manufacturing sector is stabilizing. The IHS Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 51.5 from a final September reading of 51.1, according to a preliminary October report issued Thursday that matched the highest estimate in Bloomberg’s survey of economists. “If manufacturing can continue to gain momentum this should hopefully feed through to stronger jobs
In Japan, the PMI reading was the weakest in more than three years. A gauge of manufacturing in the euro area was unchanged from September at the lowest level since August 2012, while in Germany, the reading was little changed after shrinking in September by the most since June 2009. Bloomberg
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4th Generation Smith Machinery Company Celebrates 60 Years In Business!
The Smith Machinery Team, From Left to Right: AJ, David, Lucas, Clark, Klaus, Olivia, Sue,Thi And FurrFriend Camera-Shy Cade Smith Machinery is celebrating their 60-year anniversary! Clark Smith and everyone at Smith Machinery and Smith Neo-Tech, Inc., say a big “Thank You” to their loyal customers. “You are the people that create wealth and great jobs, by manufacturing worldclass products here in the mountain states!You make our country better and play an important role in the future of this great nation. Our success is only a reflection of your commitment and talents.” Smith Machinery attributes its longevity and customer loyalty to a number of factors:
• Mazak – 43 years • Marvel – 33 years • Star CNC (Swiss) – 17 years • Shigiya – 16 years • Romi -14 years • Mitsubishi EDM – 13 years • ANCA – 12 years • HydMech – 5 years • Milltronics – (their newest partner) 1.5 years
1. The Machine Tools Builders they represent. The Smith Machinery team offers their customers superior and unique platforms that enable unattended operation, advanced multi-tasking, 5-axis machining, EDM, as well as Swiss-turning, High-Speed milling and visual inspection.They carry a full line of quality products that most machine shops need, including sawing, grinding, milling and manual/CNC combination lathes.They are particularly thankful for the long-term relationships they have with the builders. For the customer, this means better quality and consistency of the sales and support needs you will have, for the life of the machine. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •
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Clark says, “We are proud to have represented the Mazak line for the last 43 years. Mazak was the pioneer of Multi-Tasking machine tools and has extended the concept to true DONE-IN ONE® production.Today, with 5-axis HYBRID Multi-Tasking, they produce single machines with the productivity and capability that once required entire production cells, including subtractive, additive and joining techniques.” He continued, “Mazak believes there is no limit to the sales of machine tools, as long as new products are more efficient and more productive.” As a family business, Mazak plans and invests with a long-term commitment to future generations.This year Mazak is celebrating their 100th year in business.
2. A Powerful Machine Tool Sales organization. The Smith Machinery sales team has a combined 121 years of manufacturing experience. Owner Clark started cleaning machines when his grandfather, Ed, ran the business, and officially began working full time in 1981, when his father, Tracy, was President. Klaus Lassig, who joined Smith Machinery a decade ago, had spent 35 years in machine shops including several as a machine shop owner. David Soares joined the company 5 years ago (David had prior experience selling machine tools with another distributor). David says, “When I worked for another machine tool distributor, I continuously ran into customers who had already purchased Mazak machines from Smith Machinery, and were quite happy with them. I decided since I couldn’t beat Mazak, I would join the distributor who carried the line.” Lucas Harwood is the newest Sales Engineer with Smith Machinery, but he has more than a quarter of a century of experience as a machinist, programmer, and shop supervisor. Aside from the office staff, nearly every Smith Machinery employee has worked in a machine shop. 3. Local Applications Engineer Support. Applications support is essential for a customer investing in advanced technology machine tools.ArthurTucker (AJ) joined the Smith Machinery team in 2012. Klaus says, “AJ is one of our competitive advantages. As an ISO 9001 Certified Company, we survey our customers on our performance. We typically get very high survey reviews, but nobody gets an ‘11’ on a scale of 1 to 10 — except for AJ.” AJ’s role as Applications Engineer involves pre-sales support such as test cuts, time and productivity studies, and then he actively supports customers once their machine is installed with training. “All of the customers know and value AJ’s expertise”, David says, “and his willingness to take calls and answer questions long after the customers’ machines are installed (including evenings and weekends).” Klaus added, “AJ has a unique ability to converse with and support a Journeyman machinist with 20 years of experience, and he is just as comfortable coaching a machinist in training.” AJ recently assisted in a very successful “turnkey project” with robotics, custom software and run-off! 4. An Unmatched Service Team. Clark says, “Around the year 2000, we had a customer who needed machine tool service faster than we could provide support through our channels. We contacted Larry Jones, owner of D&S Neo-Tech, and he immediately provided the support our customer needed. Throughout that year we called on D&S Neo-Tech for support.” He adds, “In 2001, Larry approached me and Mazak directly with a proposal for D&S Neo-Tech to provide dedicated support to our Mazak customers.” The partnership was formed, Larry named the entity Smith Neo-Tech, and 19 years later, Smith Machinery’s customers tout the service they receive as best in class. Larry says, “We not only provide service for the Mazak line, but we also support their Romi, HydMech, Milltronics and other several other products.” The Smith Neo-Tech team under the direction of Larry includes Paul Webster, who has been with the company for 20 years, Amy Jackson, office manager for the past 7 years, and Justin Dickamore, who has been supporting Smith Machinery’s customers for 6 years. Combined, they have more than 75 years of experience in the service industry. Amy says,
The Smith Neo-Tech Service Team, From Left to “ I am confident that we have 2 of the best service field techs in our area.” Both Justin and Paul have degrees in Engineering/Electronics Technology. Paul says, “We have an outstanding relationship with Mazak and with Smith Machinery, and it is such a plus that when we order a part for a Mazak machine by 5 pm Mountain time, it arrives here the next day.” Clark says, “Smith Neo-Tech service is the perfect complement to the two Mazak Factory Service technicians, David Jacobs and Ernie Mankin, who live in Utah. Mazak direct factory support, plus Smith Neo-Tech makes for a very unique, strong and flexible customer service support structure.” 5. A customer focused office staff. Sue Bolin joined Smith Machinery nearly 25 years ago. For many of those years, she shared all office responsibilities with 2 peers, both who retired in the past few years. Sue says, “With the retirements we have taken the opportunity to bring in team members who are next generation, with all of the aptitude that comes with a younger generation that is so comfortable with technology. Olivia Lassig and Thi Dao are doing a great job interacting with our customers.” 6. An ISO Certified Business. You will seldom meet a machine tool distributor that is ISO 9001 certified. Smith Machinery has long been certified and today retains the ISO 9001:2015 Certification (US00012090). Clark says, “We made this investment to say what we do, do what we say, and to maintain an environment of continuous improvement and quality sales. Also, I feel our certification helps us understand our customers better.” Smith Machinery has been focused on providing “Technology Solutions for Competitive Manufacturing” for many years. Contact them and put their experience to work helping you navigate the constantly changing landscape, and challenges of today’s manufacturing environment.You can reach them at (801) 263-6403 or visit www.smithmachinetools.com A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •
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In tech, nothing lasts forever. But when judged against the frenetic pace at which new businesses rise and fall, some things feel like they come pretty close. HP’s invention of the personal laser printer four decades ago was the culmination of one of the most successful corporate “skunk works” projects ever undertaken. A group of engineers far from HQ came up with a hit product that created a new market. It came complete with a business model, based on making money from follow-on sales of ink cartridges, that proved an even more effective innovation. The profits from laser printers supported HP for many years, and now look likely to outlast it. Xerox’s unsolicited bid for HP Inc this week, if successful, will finally bring the curtain down on a company that long defined Silicon Valley’s unique approach to innovation — though HP’s printers will go on throwing off cash, this time to help support the huge debt load Xerox plans to take on to buy its much bigger rival. HP’s phenomenal printer business is instructive for today’s tech leaders. A single hit product or service, if managed well, can turn into an annuity lasting far longer than its creators have a right to expect. But fail to use the profits from today’s cash cow to find the next big thing, and even these have their limits. In contrast to their Chinese counterparts, which have shot off in every direction in search of new digital markets, the biggest US internet and consumer tech companies have stuck close to what they know best. Google may have dabbled, nearly a decade ago, with social networking, and Facebook with search, but they dropped these profit-sapping exercises to double down on what each does best. Judged by the standards of any other point in business history, the results have been extraordinary. At Google, search is estimated to make up about 80 per cent of all advertising, putting it on track to become a $100bn business this year. The iPhone was a $165bn business for Apple in 2018, accounting for more than 60 per cent of revenues.
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Diversification is a valuable tool for mature companies, or those with a risky or cyclical core business. But a hit tech product or service can last far longer — and carry a company much further — than seemed possible at the outset.
Back in the early days of internet search, Yahoo in some ways seemed a better bet than Google. It looked like remaining a close second in search, and also had a substantial online display advertising business, giving it far more options to offer to advertisers. But Google’s one-trick pony carried the day. This does not mean that there is not still huge pressure to find the next big thing. Today’s big tech companies, after dabbling for years in side-bets that mostly failed to turn into significant money-earners, have now arrived at the point where this issue has assumed a matter of urgency. There are plenty of failed bets from Silicon Valley’s past to learn from.
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Denver Startup Wins $50,000 In BBVA Entrepreneurial Contest Facing off against five other startups from the region, Denver’s Vita Inclinata Technologies took home the $50,000 grand prize in the BBVA Entrepreneurial Opportunity Contest finale in Phoenix. The contest, held in partnership with American City Business Journals, was launched earlier this year in six different markets: Denver, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Houston and Phoenix. Each market winner took home $10,000 and was invited to compete for the $50,000 final round prize at the end of October. After winning the local Denver competition, Vita Inclinata’s autonomous suspended-load stability system impressed judges and landed it the grand prize.
has a variety of uses for rescue operations for the military, in construction and the oil and gas industry and much more.“We build technology that brings people home every time,” he said, harkening back to the company’s mission statement. The story and drive behindVita Inclinata separated it from the competition in the BBVA contest, director of business banking Elizabeth Dobers said. Carr launched the company after a helicopter couldn’t rescue a close friend that was suffering from cardiac arrest years ago in the Oregon wilderness. The helicopter’s basket was violently swinging, forcing rescuers to abandon the operation. Founder and CEO Caleb Carr said the technology has a variety of uses for rescue operations for the military, in construction and the oil and gas industry and much more.
Vita Inclinata’s technology is essentially a drone that provides counterthrust to bring a helicopter’s rescue basket back to center. The company, founded in 2012, is preparing to rollout its technology for military and civilian use next year.
“While all of our six regional finalists possessed unique and clear business growth plans, the panel concluded thatVita Inclinata’s mission was an exceptionally powerful venture,” Dobers said in a statement. “The story behind the company, its business model and its use of digital capabilities were all significant factors in deeming them the overall winner.”
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US-headquartered First Solar, Inc. announced that D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) is the acquirer of the Cove Mountain and Cove Mountain 2 projects in Iron County, Utah.The acquisition of the two projects, the sales of which were previously disclosed by First Solar and which total 180 megawatts (MW)AC in capacity, nearly doubles DESRI’s portfolio of First Solar-developed projects to over 360MWAC. Cove Mountain and Cove Mountain 2, both under construction with completion expected in the second and fourth quarters of 2020, have long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with PacifiCorp on behalf of Facebook, providing Facebook’s data center operations with new solar resources. DESRI has previously acquired four First Solar-developed projects in California: the 100MWAC Willow Springs Solar Project in Kern County; the 40MWAC Cuyama Solar Project in Santa Barbara County; the 31MWAC Portal Ridge Solar Project in Los Angeles County; and the 11MWAC Rancho Seco Solar Project in Sacramento County.
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First Solar is expanding its manufacturing capacity to meet the demand for Series 6 modules, with its second facility in the United States representing nearly $1 billion in cumulative investment - expected to start production in early-2020. Once operational, the new facility in Perrysburg, Ohio, will take the company’s aggregate Series 6 manufacturing capacity to 5.4GW per year, making First Solar America’s largest solar manufacturer.First Solar is celebrating two decades since its founding in 1999 and 25 gigawatts (GW)DC of photovoltaic (PV) modules shipped, making it the only American solar manufacturing company to achieve this milestone.
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Most Admired CEO Tory Bruno Leads The Way For Space Exploration United Launch Alliance President and CEO Tory Bruno has led the rocket manufacturer to 135 successful missions, including NASA’s sun-searching Parker Solar Probe. During his 35-year career, Bruno has developed missile-defense systems and personally holds rocket patents. This Q&A has been edited for style, clarity and brevity. ULA is winning major defense and intelligence contracts, carrying exploratory moon missions and preparing for the nation’s first crewed missions from U.S. soil in nearly a decade. What has a shift to competitive contracts meant for the company? Ten years ago, ULA was the only launch company that could fly the U.S. government’s missions. During this time, the satellites on orbit were running out of life and their replacements were late. It was expected that gaps in GPS, weather and communications would occur. ULA’s mission was to provide the flexibility to launch any satellite that made it to the pad and to lose fewer than one in 10 during flight. We did all of that — losing none and avoiding gaps in capability.This gave the country breathing space to invest in other launch companies, achieving a broader industrial base.This made it possible to introduce competition about three years ago, putting the industry and nation in a strong position for the space challenges ahead. Which mission are you most excited about? The return of human space flight to U.S. soil atop a mighty Atlas rocket, lifting the Boeing Starliner. You’ve been at this for 35 years — and even invented a hypersonic weapon in 1993. What are some of the most important lessons you’ve learned about your field along the way that still inform the work that you do? One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that the capability to design and fly these amazing machines is entirely dependent on the people of our industry, their skills, experiences and dedication.This A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •
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Novel Business Space Encourages Young Manufacturer Colorado Springs’ first co-working space for light manufacturing is encouraging young people to pursue manufacturing careers. Milestones for Growth is the brainchild of Mary and Tony
Fagnant, owners of Qualtek Manufacturing. The Fagnants bought the building at 4240 N. Nevada Ave., next door to Qualtek, four years ago and have been renovating it for the past year. They’ve finished the first phase of renovations, which includes four coworking spaces ranging from 1,500 to 1,700 square feet, a furnished mezzanine for collaborative conversations and presentations, and a kitchen and break room.
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Collaboration is one of the benefits tenants of the three open spaces will gain, and one of the reasons why the Fagnants decided to develop the 32,000-square-foot building.They are looking for companies that are in business and need a place to grow, and they hope the project will help strengthen light manufacturing in Colorado Springs and demonstrate that manufacturing is innovative and interesting. Mary Fagnant recalls a panel discussion her company hosted, during which a young woman asked why manufacturers weren’t making their facilities more attractive and fun.“We started thinking about the idea that … maybe we could change it up a bit and see how we can make it an attractive environment where we can have fun and we can, more importantly, save money for manufacturers and encourage all of us to help each other grow,” Fagnant says. The Fagnants already had a long-term tenant, Colorado Gold Distillery, occupying the back of the building.“It would have been much easier for us to go ahead and get another tenant, rather than changing the model quite a bit,” Fagnant says. “But we decided that we really wanted to … develop this space so we can help keep manufacturing in Colorado Springs.” They had planned to finish the renovations before adding tenants but decided to rent one of the spaces to MotoMinded, which designs and produces accessories for motorcycles. “We really want our tenants to be giving back to the community — not necessarily financially, but giving back their time,” Fagnant says. MotoMinded’s owner, ChrisVestal, “loves to tell people about what he does and teach them about 3D printers.” A unique feature of Milestones for Growth is that the walls of the rental spaces are 8 feet high, affording a view into the spaces from the mezzanine area above.Fagnant says she wants to bring in local students “and let them look and see what we really do and get what the real manufacturing of today looks like.” As the project got going, the Fagnants brought in JenniferTaylor to handle marketing and strategic partnerships.Taylor is helping Milestones for Growth develop partnerships with organizations such as the Pikes Peak Business and Education Alliance, UCCS, Pikes Peak Community College, Peak Startup, Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC and the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center. Milestones “really is an economic development project,”Taylor says. “In the development of North Nevada Avenue, what we see as our part is to create a gathering space that’s neighborhood- and student-related — something like University Village. We’re learning that’s more along the lines of what people want to see — something we didn’t understand very well when we started.We do think we can be a catalyst for development moving towards Fillmore.”.By Jeanne Davant
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“Carefully Pick Your Team; Your Suppliers, Your Customers and Your Employees” Zdenek Sorf, Owner CNC Machine & Design Inc.
If you are a customer of CNC Machine & Design, based in downtown Salt Lake City, you can get precision parts machined (mill and lathe), welded, assembled and if you have a need for high production parts, you can get them produced at CNC Machine & Design with their Swiss screw machines. Whether your parts require titanium, stainless steel, Inconel, hastelloy, plastics, or gold, CNC Machine & Design can make them for you. When you meet founder/owner Zdenek Sorf and his general manager Medo Ibrahim, you quickly realize that you get so much more than a standard machine shop when you put your products into their capable hands. Zdenek is a degreed Mechanical Engineer, having grown up and received his education in former Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). Eastern Europe is renown for its ability to turn mechanically inclined individuals into Journeymen machinists. Zdenek has this education plus 35 years as a machinist in the US, 30 years as the owner of his company. Medo says, “We have many customers who have worked with Zdenek and our team for years, even decades. Some of our longest term customers are those who utilize our skills at helping their engineering team to modify the design of their products for manufacturability and redesigning products for cost savings.” Medo came to Zdenek ~ 8 years ago, as an experienced piper welder.Today, under the mentorship of Zdenek, Medo is an integral part of the company’s succession plan. Medo still does much of the welding for CNC Machine’s customers. Many customers appreciate the fact that both the owner and general manager of A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •
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the company are hands-on, and actually making the parts for their customers. Zdenek admits that, in his words, “If I knew 30 years ago what I know now, my business would be very different today.” He provides a few examples; 1) Don’t select your suppliers based upon price! When you have a great supplier, stick with them. He elaborates, “I started working with Clark Smith, owner of Smith Machinery, soon after I opened my business 30 years ago. The first machine I purchased was a Mazak QUICKTURN 100. Over the past 3 decades, I’ve purchased about a dozen machines from Clark. The service, honesty and relationship my team and I have built with the Smith Machinery team, including their service arm, Smith Neo-Tech, is consistently outstanding.” Zdenek says that he has purchased machines from other machine tool dealers occasionally over the years, and he recognizes that this has been a mistake.
“If I had the knowledge in past years that I have today, I would only buy from Smith Machinery. Not only do you get outstanding quality machines, you get AJ, you get a service team that is extraordinary, and you get the office staff, (including Sue who we’ve worked with for almost all of our years in business) that too is outstanding.” “Clark doesn’t honey coat his recommendations – when he makes a proposal for what we need and the options that will be advantageous for us, we completely trust that he isn’t just trying to sell us a specific product, he is selling us what our busi-
ness needs.” Zdenek cites an example where he and Medo were purchasing a Mazak machine, and they were going to add a 4th axis rotary table at a later time. “Clark shared numbers with us, and showed us that adding the rotary table after the install would be much more costly.” “I want to give you a comparison of the service we receive from Smith Machinery versus other dealers.When we call in an issue with Smith Machinery, if we are scheduled for a 7 am next day service call, either Paul or Justin is there without fail at or before 7 am. When we call in an issue to another dealer, the service person may show up at 9 or 9:30.When service happens in the late afternoon, the Smith Machinery/Neo-Tech team has stayed until 9 pm, if that is what is needed to fix the problem.With the other service, they leave at 4:30 pm, and that typically means they have to return, because they didn’t fix the issue.” “ I have to bite my tongue when I am dealing with a machine service if it isn’t Smith Machinery.”
Medo says, “When a part is required for a fix on our Mazak machines, the Smith Neo-Tech team orders it immediately, and if the order goes in by 5 pm Mountain time, the part is delivered from Mazak to us by the next day.” 2) Take care of your employees and you will see fewer turnovers than others in the industry. It is a credit to Zdenek that more than half of the team has >15 years of tenure with the company. Medo and Zdenek are also very willing to take a new employee with no background into the shop. Medo says, “They might start with deburring, but as we see their work ethic and aptitude, we are able to help them to become very good machinists.” 3) Most customers are good for your business – a few are not. Zdenek elaborates, “I built this
business on honesty and fairness. I give my customers the best price I can offer. When a customer feels the part could be manufactured less expensively, I invite them to come into the shop to see exactly how we make the part, and what our costs are.” On just a few occasions, CNC Machine has had customers who were negative and/or dishonest enough that they had to let them go. 4) Buy what you can afford in business. “We’ve seen other companies overextend themselves, and when a downturn happened (and downturns are inevitable), they went out of business.” Zdenek believes in paying cash for his machines, owning his building, and fundamentally, remaining debt free. He also believes that you should buy the best machines you can afford to remain competitive. Zdenek adds, “With Mazak machines, we get superior built machines that help us to reduce set-up times, and cut cycle times.” Medo says the team finds fixturing so much easier with the Mazatrol controls.
“Without Smith Machinery, we wouldn’t be the business we are today.” He adds that this is also true with CNC Machine and Design’s team members as it is of their customers. To learn more about how CNC Machine & Design can support you with machining, welding, assembly, and production manufacturing, contact them at (801) 531-9922.You can also reach them via email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org Smith Machinery (an ISO registered company) is now celebrating its 60year anniversary as a distributor of advanced manufacturing technologies in the mountain states. To learn more about how they can help you grow your business with new technologies, contact them at (801) 263-6403 or visit www.smithmachinetools.com
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Startup Skydweller To Turn Solar Impulse 2 Into Long-Endurance UAV When Solar Impulse 2 flew around the world in 2015-16, including Andre Borschberg’s almost five-day solo flight across the Pacific, it dispelled the belief that solar-powered aircraft must be gossamer machines with limited capabilities. Now the 236-ft.-span poster child for clean technology is being prepared for a new role—as a heavy-payload, long-endurance unmanned aircraft for commercial and government markets. The famed aircraft has been acquired by U.S. startup Skydweller Aero, formed by UAV experts from Northrop Grumman’s Special Projects organization and backed by European aerospace giant Leonardo and a group of private investors. Founded in Switzerland by Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse flew a smaller prototype in 2009. The team then built the 5,620-lb. SI2 for the around-the-world attempt, launching from Abu Dhabi in March 2015 and returning in July 2016 after circumnavigating the globe in 17 flights totaling 558.7 hr. and 22,915 nm. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •
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The feat included the longest solo flight on record, 2,206 nm and 117 hr. 52 min. from Nagoya, Japan, to Kalaeloa, Hawaii, Borschberg flying in an unpressurized cockpit at 28,000 ft., sleeping 2 hr. a day in 20-min. chunks. SI2 is approved to fly over populated areas, has accumulated several hundred hours safe flight, “but its true potential will only be realized when the human is removed,” believes Skydweller. Advances in solar-powered aircraft have created a new market for highaltitude pseudo-satellites (HAPS) in roles such as communications and surveillance. These are unmanned aircraft that can stay aloft in the stratosphere, above winds and weather, for days to weeks or months. But to reach altitudes above 60,000 ft., such aircraft must have ultralight airframes and limited payloads. Examples include Airbus’ Zephyr, an 82-ft.-span UAV weighing 165 lb. and carrying just an 11-lb. payload, but which holds a flight endurance record of almost 26 days. BAE Systems’ Phasa-35 is a 114-ft.-span aircraft weighing 330 lb. and carrying 33 lb., while Aurora Flight Sciences’ 243-ft.-span Odysseus was designed to carry a payload of 55 lb. SI2 is a different beast. The requirement to support a pilot on flights up to five days at altitudes below 30,000 ft. required a robust airframe and power system. When it flew around the world, the aircraft carried a 200-lb. pilot plus his seat, survival equipment, life raft, supplies, oxygen, toilet and a cockpit full of controls and displays. Removal of all that equipment during conversion will result in an unmanned aircraft able to carry a payload of 300-800 lb. and sustain altitudes of 15,000-45,000 ft.—medium altitudes that a HAPS must transit with extreme caution. Airbus has lost two Zephyrs this year to atmospheric turbulence during ascent from its operating base in Wyndham, Australia. Skydweller describes its aircraft as a medium-altitude pseudo-satellite (MAPS)—a new class of UAV able to carry heavy payloads for long durations. Flights are expected to last up to 90 days, with more than 2,900 ft.2 of solar cells on the upper surfaces of the wing, fuselage and tail generating 100 kW at 300 volts, including 2 kW of continuous power to payloads with peaks up to 20 kW. “The payload capacity of Skydweller is a game changer,” says Allen Gardner, chief technology officer. “The conventional wisdom was that solar aircraft had to be extremely light and fragile, fly in the stratosphere, and carry tiny payloads. We break that mold. Our aim is to carry heavy and powerful payloads and persist indefinitely in medium altitudes.” Skydweller’s operational envelope is a matrix of latitude, time-of-year, altitude, payload weight and power. After each flight, the aircraft will return to base and be equipped with new payload and battery loadouts optimized for the next time-of-year slot. “There is no question that building a MAPS is tough,” says Gardner. “Wind and weather are the biggest challenge. It is a huge advantage that we are starting with a mature airframe that has already flown around the world in medium altitudes.” By: Graham Warwick | Aviation Week & Space Technology
Spectrum Plastics Group Increases Catheter Manufacturing Capabilities With Sandy, Utah Facility Expansion Spectrum Plastics Group – a leading medical components and contract manufacturer – announces the completed expansion of its Sandy, Utah operation. The company has now doubled the site’s footprint and established a 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. The Spectrum Plastics Sandy, Utah operation is the Center-ofExcellence of the company’s Vascular Technologies division, and it is also the former headquarters of Apollo Medical Extrusion, now part of Spectrum Plastics Group.Today, Apollo™ is the advanced extrusion technology brand of Spectrum Plastics and represents industry-leading, quick-turn and custom tight tolerance microbore and multi-lumen extrusion. Powered by Apollo™ technology, the facility will now also encompass full-scale catheter sub-assembly and manufacture as part of Spectrum Plastics Group. Spectrum Plastics projects that the expansion will create over 100 new jobs for operators, technicians and engineers. The facility currently features 15,000 square feet of new Class 7 clean room space for production of complex catheter sub-assemblies; a dedicated area for the Apollo™ Space Camp experience and training; and new braiding, coiling, reflow, tipping and flaring catheter development equipment. To further enhance the customer experience, it boasts additional front office and meeting room space. “This expansion is instrumental to accommodating the growth we’ve had while maintaining our excellent quality, service and lead times,” Matt Bills, senior vice president for the Spectrum Plastics Vascular Technologies division and co-founder of Apollo™ Medical Extrusion, said. “Our top priorities have always been industry innovation and improving the customer medical device development experience. With this expansion, we will better serve our customers’ long-term catheter manufacturing needs.”
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(Northern Utah - National Tool & Machining Association)
NORTHERN UTAH CHAPTER
What will the future of your business look like? Join us for a discussion on succession planning, and enjoy Utah’s Best Chinese Food!
Award Winning Chinese Food Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019 Time: 5 pm Location: Mandarin Restaurant (348 900 N, Bountiful, UT 84010) -Ask for the NUNTMA ReservationPlease RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, December 9th
And on January 9th,Tyson Phillipi will speak about overall productivity and ERP systems at SLCC.
To Learn More About Northern Utah NTMA Events, Contact: Maddie Dahl, NUNTMA Chapter Executive, chapterexec@NUNTMA.ORG HUNDREDS ATTEND UTAH’S MACHINING & WELDING WORKFORCE SUMMIT ON NOVEMBER 19TH (IRH), MSC, Metro Recyclers, EMJ, Sandvik Coromant and Smith Machinery also supported the event with sponsorships. Members of the NUNTMA (Northern Utah National Tooling and Machining Association) were instrumental in the event planning.
Hundreds of people in the manufacturing industry attended the Utah Machining & Welding Workforce Summit on Tuesday, November 19th.The half day event, hosted at Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus in Sandy, started off with a contintental breakfast and networking. The event was sponsored by such industry and educational institutions as: UTech, Department of Workforce Services, and Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Manufacturing industry partners DMG MORI, Intermountain Rigging and Heavy Haul A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •
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The conference was designed to bring employers, government agencies and higher education together to talk about filling the pipeline with machinists and welders.Topics included: • Resources available for training employees • Best practices in workforce development • Network with other employers to build collaborative relationships Matt Wardle, President/CEO JD Machine, and NUNTMA Workforce Development Chair, says, “As machinist employers, the only way we are going to be able to grow or be sustainable is through active workforce development. We are fortunate to live in a state where so many people in government listen, and care about our problems.The summit was a huge success, and I can’t wait to see the collaborations that come from it.” f you would like to know more about how you can participate in supporting and growing manufacturing in Utah, contact Maddie Dahl, NUNTMA Chapter Executive, chapterexec@NUNTMA.ORG
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RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Composites S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Contract Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech_________ 480-966-1591 Production Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Petersen___________ 800-410-6789 Robotic CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Routering CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Skid Manufacturing ENS Welding Service__ 208-670-0538 Small Part Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 METAL STAMPING Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Hi-Production Precision Stamping Metalcraft__________888-280-7080
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Precision Die & Stamping__ 480-967-2038 Etching/Photochemical Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 MOLDS PUNCHING Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Group Manufacturing Serv_ 480-966-3952 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Molds: Plastic Injection Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 REPAIR Molds Steel Bearing Surface DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 Hydraulic Cylinder Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Rolling: thread PAINTING Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 ROUTERING, CNC CPCS___________ 303-438-8328 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Frontier Group_____ 602-437-2426 SAW CUTTING PAS Technologies____ 602-744-2600 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 SHOT PEENING Richards Fab_________ 801-409-0392 Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Painting CARC SINTERING Frontier Group_________602-437-2426 Western Sintering______509-375-3096 PLATING SPINNING: METAL Blanchard Metals Proc.__ 801-972-5590 Metal Spinning Solutions__ 480-899-0939 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 SPLINES PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Specialty Steel Services__ 801-539-8252 Anodizing SPRINGS Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Custom/Compression/ExtenFrontier Group________602-437-2426 sion/Assembly/Torsion Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Flat & Wire Copper Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 Electroless Nickel STAMPING Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Nickel/Chrome/ Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Copper Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Tin Plate Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 POLISHING Thompson Machine___ 505-823-1453 PRECISION FORMING Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 Richards Fab________801-409-0392 Stamping:Aerospace Thompson Machine_____505-823-1453 Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 PROCESSING: METAL Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Stamping:Deep Draw Chemical PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •
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Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 TESTING Testing: Non-Destructive Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Pilkington Metal Finishing___ 801-972-2146
TOOLING Mountain View Machine__ 435-755-0500 Western Sintering______509-375-3096 Custom Tooling BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 Tool Coating BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 Tool Refurbishing BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 WATERJET CUTTING Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Leading Edge Machine___435-563-9425 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Southwest Waterjet-Laser__480-306-7748
WELDING Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Advantage Manufacturing___ 877-727-0281 Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 ENS Welding Service____208-670-0538 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 Pre-Fabricated Pipe Welding ENS Welding Service__ 208-670-0538
Welding: Aluminum Medium & Large Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Welding: Orbital Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Welding: Pipe ENS Welding Service___ 208-670-0538 Welding: Precision Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Petersen_________800-410-6789 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Welding: Robotic Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Welding: TIG
Mountain View Machine_ 435-755-0500 Petersen_______ 800-410-6789 WIRE FORMING Flat & Wire Ace Wire Spring & Form4_ 12-458-4831 SPRING WORKS Utah_801-298-0113 ASSOCIATIONS N. Utah NTMA____ 801-337-7097
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TOOL & DIE Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Tool & Cutter Grinding BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 Exact Tool Grinding_____ 801-712-2720
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