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Editors Corner

“I have always had a dream to take part in the Olympic Games, and losing my leg didn’t change anything.”

Natalie du Toit, South African Olympic Swimmer South African swimmer Natalie du Toit became the first amputee ever to qualify for the Olympics, where she competed at the 2008 Beijing Games, and placed 16th in the 10K, “Marathon”, swim. In ancient Greece, wars would stop for the Olympic games. It was not simply a time out for recreation, but rather an opportunity for humans to honor the gods by achieving acts of human excellence. It was an arena for athletes to surpass all humanly limits, to offer up to the gods of Olympus people who in body best modeled them. The modern Olympics began with a more spiritual hope, to provide a forum for the world to come together peacefully in the mutual enjoyment of universal sport. In essence, the Olympic games symbolize the values of global integration, international competition and collaboration, stamina, discipline and teamwork. And, a small but significant milestone will be realized in the Olympic Games 2012 -- Saudi Arabia agreed to send two women to compete, meaning that for the first time ever, all participating nations will have females competing. I am mesmerized with the Olympic athletes throughout the world. Their dedication, talent, persistence, poise and work ethic are so inspiring. And I am not alone – more than 4 billion people around the world are expected to watch the opening ceremony on July 27, 2012. According to a study based on superior athletes, the following eight traits were found to constitute the ultimate athlete:

Linda Daly Publisher July/Aug 2012

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

Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry.

Let’s continue to make 2012 a great year for manufacturing! We hope to see many of you at the upcoming manufacturing shows, including IMTS, Fabtech and Design2Part. Until next issue, I wish you the best, and God Bless our Troops!

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Gene Wirth Kim Carpenter Chris Seay

We can’t all be great athletes. The majority of us don’t have it in our physical make-up. And, while I dreamed as a child of being the first female professional quarterback, alas, it was not meant to be. Less than 14,000 people will participate in these Olympics, while our estimated world population is nearly 7 billion (.000002). But the traits evidenced in successful athletes are clearly those that make superior employees, owners, executives, and anyone in business. I am not only motivated by our world’s finest athletes -- I am inspired by the manufacturing entities I interview. They are doing great things and through their unrelenting pursuit of excellence, jobs are being retained in the United States. I encourage you to read their stories in this issue.

Announcements/Releases................ 6,8,10,12 Feature.Articles..............................24-25,32-33 More.Feature.Articles..............................44-46 Buyers.Guide.Equipment........................57-62 Buyers.Guide.Processes...........................63-69 Card.Gallery..............................................57-69 Index.Of.Advertisers.....................................70 Editorial....................................... Throughout


1. Ability to work hard and sustain intensity. 2. Competitiveness. 3. Athletic ability. 4. Sacrifice for the team. 5. Coping with criticism, failure, and success. 6. Clutch performance, poise, and focus. 7. Ability to execute game strategy.


Micro.100.Makes.Carbide.Tools.That. Don’t.Break..This.Month’s.Shop.Profile.

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

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Announcements & Releases All.World.Machinery.Taking. Spindle.Repair. All World Machinery Supply is changing the way machine tool companies source their spindle repair parts accessories. With a 100 percent commitment to personal customer service and the “one stop shop” convenience for spindle repair parts and accessories, the industry is taking notice. National Sales Manager Rich Koepp puts it simply: “For years, our company has been supplying bearings, seals, hydraulics, belts and any and everything having to do with machine tool repair to thousands of customers across the country.Through experience and education of the industry, we realized we can truly offer our customers a unique service for particular facets of our customers’ needs.” Koepp adds: “We realized if we are helping so many customers with the bearings and o-rings for their spindle repairs, why not take it to another level for them?”Today, All World Machinery sources thousands of parts each month for their customers spindle repair needs. The days of simply supplying a bearing here, an o-ring there, are over. Says Koepp: “we supply many of our customers with their disc springs for the draw bar repair as a compliment to what we offer for spindle repair. Furthermore, many times our customers will send us their oil chilling units for inspection while their spindle is out for repair. Many customers never realized that the oil chiller can be the cause of spindle failure in the first place. Whether it is proximity sensors, bearing grease, tool eye sensors, seals, lubrication accessories, precision locknuts or that high speed ceramic bearing, it’s a win-win lineup for all of our customers.”

IEC. Offers. Financing. Options.That. Fit.Your. Business.Model In today’s dynamic marketplace distributors and machine shops have evolved to carry multiple lines and applications to fit their customers’ ever-changing manufacturing needs. IEC is structured exactly the same way in that we utilize multiple financial applications and products to fit each customer’s cash flow needs. IEC (Industrial Equipment Capital) takes great pride with offering and providing an easy underwriting process, state of the art financial structures and some of the most competitive interest rates available.

Account Manager for Tupy American Foundry, Farmington Hills, MI, is responsible for the technical support of the Special Components line for the company and is based out of Anchor Danly’s Farmington Hills, MI office. A graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Noga holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. Anchor Danly is a leading manufacturer of die sets and tooling components for the metal-working and plastic injection mold industries and medium to complex Fabrications for customers in a wide array of industries. As a customer focused, world-class supplier, Anchor Danly provides innovative and value-added products and services. For more information, go to or call: 800-652-6462. Ganesh Machinery will debut exciting new machines in Chicago during IMTS 2012 this September 10th – 15th at McCormick Place booth S-9371. Mark your calendars to see live the new 35-tool 9-axis Cyclone-52 BY2 multitasking 2” CNC lathe with 18-driven tools including 12 tools with B-axis capability. There is a separate Y-axis for both the main and the subspindle to ensure that a tool with the right capability available when it is needed . The new 11-axis Cyclone-52 3TMY machine will also be shown for the first time at IMTS and it will be showing the complex work that can be machined with 48-tools from the 3 16-station high-speed tool turrets. Both upper turrets feature Y-axis capability. The 6,000 rpm 2” bar main and subpindle will be machining simultaneously with all 3-turrets cutting during the live part demonstrations. The Ganesh booth should be on the list of those manufacturers looking for “affordable cost reduction” for “done-in-one” CNC lathe work. Ganesh will also bring a machine from their Oil Country Division, the 30-HP GT - 3060 CNC Oil Country lathe with a 10” bore, 30” swing, and front and rear A2-15 chuck mounts. This machine is available in center distances of 60” to 160” and with feature the wizardry of the new Fagor 8065 Touch-Screen CNC control. For more information: Phone: 1-888-542-6374 (Toll free US only);

For more information, contact Chuck Stump at chuck.stump@ or call him at (303) 593-0403;


Anchor.Danly.Announces.New.Components. Technology.Manager

Castrol Industrial North America Inc. announces the launch of the Performance Biolubes product line.

Anchor Danly announces the hiring of Steve Noga to the position of Components Technology Manager. Noga, who most recently served as

“The inclusion of the Performance Biolubes technology into our



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

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

• Sheet & Coil • Plate • Rod & Bar • Tube & Pipe

A variety of AS, ISO and TS standards ensures conformance to customer’s requirements. Primary aerospace service centers are ISO 9000 and AS9100/9120 certified. Samuel Aerospace offers value-added quality processing services including:

• Water-Jet Cutting • Bar and Extrusion Sawing

• Aluminum Plate Sawing • First Stage Processing

Our pre-production processing services are all performed to stringent quality standards to your specifications, saving you time and money while ensuring the quality of your end product. We go to great heights to deliver the right product to the correct quality standards, on time, every time. Plus, we offer Stock and Release and Vendor Managed Inventory programs. These programs can help your company eliminate costly inventories and improve cash flow.

To learn more contact your Samuel Aerospace Metals representative or call (877) 565-7050. Everything you need in a metals supplier…quality, reliability and availability.


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Announcements Continued portfolio is an important milestone for the Castrol lubricants business. Today’s success exemplifies Castrol’s strategy to move quickly into new markets and capture key market transitions. It is the first of many steps towards taking our business to the next level as the company develops new offers for our customers and drives a future generation of environmentally responsible products in the industry,” stated John Carey, senior vice president of Castrol’s Aviation, Industrial, Marine and Energy Businesses. The Performance Biolubes technology platform adds a range of biobased lubricants, and metalworking fluids to Castrol’s existing line of lubricants supplied to the aviation, industrial manufacturing, marine and energy markets. Initially these products will be available in North America with plans for future roll out to Castrol’s global operations. At its inception in 1991, the Performance Biolubes technology began as a research project at the University of Northern Iowa. Castrol Industrial North America has been a leader in the area of environmentally responsible products, being the first major metalworking supplier to voluntarily remove all chlorinated paraffins from its products. Castrol also markets products which are boron free and secondary amine free. The addition of the Performance Biolubes product line expands Castrol’s customer offering through incorporating products that are built from bio-based oils, and are free of chlorine and secondary amines. Dave Fuerst, President of Castrol Industrial North America said A2Z METALWORKER


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“With this expansion in our offering, Castrol will have an impressive line of environmentally responsible products available to our industrial customers. New technology is a core element of Castrol’s strategy to increase our momentum in the B2B lubricants market and to capture the market transition to more environmentally responsible products”.The new offering complements Castrol Industrial’s broader “Responsible” vision, which seeks to deliver safety, community involvement, product stewardship and support of customers’ environmental goals.”

Q&A.on.Band.Saw.Blades by

A sales specialist is someone who tries to sell a product or service for a company. Their job is to be able to thoroughly, professionally and confidently speak to clients with regards to products or services that they offer. As a Sales Specialist, it’s a must to know at least basic information about our products since everyday we receive dozens and dozens of questions from our customers. Here are some of the Frequently Ask Questions: Which type of band saw blade should I use? We have band saw blades for every application you can imagine. * Carbon FlexBack – Low cost blade for plastics, woods, and nonferrous applications. * Carbon HardBack – Greater rigidity than flexback allows up to 25% more performance * Bi-Metal M42 – Resists heat and wear at higher Announcements Continued Page 10

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speeds and feeds * Carbide Tipped – For use with highly abrasive metals and non-metallic composites * Triple Chip – for cutting exotic metals and for high production applications, some nonferrous foundry.

There’s a large section of teeth gone on my blade.What happened? More than likely you hit some hard spots in your material, you may have had too much head weight or too many teeth in the work. You should never have more than 24 teeth in the work or less than three. Six to 12 is optimum. Which tooth pitch should we use? Number of teeth in the cut: * Minimum – 3 teeth in the cut. If there are too few teeth in the cut, the teeth can straddle the work piece, which can cause stripping. * Maximum – 24 teeth in the cut.Too many teeth in the cut may cause the gullets to “overload”, because there is not enough gullet capacity. The “optimum” TPI is 6 to 12 teeth engaged in the cut at one time. What are the conditions that influence pitch selection? * Soft materials: Require fewer teeth and more gullet capacity (Aluminum, Copper, Bronze, Carbon Steels) * Tough Materials: Use a moderate amount of teeth in the cut – in the 12 to 18 tooth range (Inconel, Hastalloy,Waspalloy, Monel, Steels) * Hard Materials: Use more teeth in the cut – in the 18 to 24 tooth range (D-2, Die Steels, Stainless Steels) * Machine capabilities: constant feed machines can use a coarser pitch, whereas gravity feed machines typically require a finer pitch. What are the pitch selection that matters for production or blade A2Z METALWORKER

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life? * For production cutting, use tooth pitches near the coarse end of the range * For good finish or smoother cut surfaces, use finer teeth * For best blade life, run in the middle to the fine end of the recommended tooth pitch range. What blade speed should we use? * Material Machinability Rating – The lower the machinability rating the slower the band speed will need to be. * Blade Selection – The cutting edge (tooth tip) of the blade will govern the speed at which the blade can run (FlexBack = Slowest Cutting, Carbide = Fastest Cutting) * Cutting Noise / Vibration – Cutting noise or vibration is a killer to a cutting edge – if either is present, the speed must be decreased * Coolant / Cutting Fluid – If the coolant is adequate, use the standard cutting chart speeds.When cutting dry, reduce the speed by 40-50%. What is the rake angle of your saw blade teeth? * Most bimetal bandsaw blades vary in rake angle from 0 to 10 degree positive rake angle.

Re-Designed.A30sd.Automatic.Pallet.System. Changes.Pallets.Faster;.Now.Adapts.To.Virtually.All.Brands.Of.Machine.Center. Celebrating over 42 years in business, MIDACO CORPORATION of Elk Grove Village, Illinois USA, is proud to announce it has expanded their line of Pallet Changers to adapt to most machining centers Announcements Continued Page 12

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with travels up to 150” x 50” (3810mm x 1270mm). These American made systems reduce spindle downtime related to part loading and fixture change-over adapting to virtually all types of machining centers. MIDACO Automatic Pallet Systems, such as the A30SD to be displayed, are easily installed on the right side or the left side or sometimes both sides of a new or existing machine center to reduce floor space. Once a pallet or load of parts is complete, the next pallet or job is transferred into the machine in seconds. Visit MIDACO at IMTS 2012, Booth S-9347 and WWW.MIDACO-CORP.COM to see how to KEEP YOUR SPINDLE RUNNING! Contact your local authorized distributor or MIDACO at 847.593.8420.

FeatureCAM was the world’s first featurebased programming software when it was launched in 1995. Constant development since then has ensured that the system has retained its leadership in programming speed and ease of use, while an increased range of strategies has been added to provide more efficient toolpaths giving greater productivity on a wider range of machines. The main change to the 2013 FeatureCAM product family has been the introduction of three levels of 3D machining functionality. FeatureMILL 3D Lite offers single-surface machining with a basic range of strategies and so provides an introductory product for companies moving into 3D machining for the first time. FeatureMILL 3D MX provides a greater number of strategies, including spiral finishing, flowline finishing and rotary machining, support for multiple-surface mac hining and automated feature recognition. It is aimed at companies with conventional machine tools and those that are machining softer materials. For further information, please contact: -Peter Dickin, Marketing Manager Direct phone: 0121 683 1081, e-mail: marketing@

Aero.Tech. Manufacturing,. Inc..Achieves. ISO9001:. 2008. Certification Aero Tech Manufacturing, in business since 1967, is pleased to announce that it successfully certified to ISO9001: 2008. The scope of the company’s certifications are for fabrication and finishing of sheet metal and light structural steel products.The Registrar Company, Inc., was the certifying auditor. The company, based in North Salt Lake, UT, offers the following capabilities:

• Full Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication • Full Liquid And Powder Coat Finishing • U.L. 508 Industrial Control Panels • Total Turnkey Fabrication And Assembly

Delcam will launch the 2013 release of its FeatureCAM feature-based CAM software on booth E-3222 at the IMTS exhibition to be held in Chicago from 10th to 15th September. This will offer a new series of options for three-axis milling and enhancements in five-axis machining, plus improvements in the turning and mill-turn modules.

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THE NAME YOU SEE…EVERYWHERE Because behind that name is more than a half century of superior quality and service. It’s a commitment to excellence that’s made Doosan one of the world’s largest, most respected names in machine tools. With more than 200 models of turning centers and machining centers– each power packed and built for speed, precision, economy and performance – there’s one that’s perfect for you. Call us for a demo and complete information.

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Southwestern Industries’ TRAK and ProtoTRAK offer CNC Technology for small lot milling and turning, including bed mills, knee mills and lathes.

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TORNOS, known for excellence in Swiss-style single-spindle turning centers; multispindle lathes; bar feeders; Almac machining centers, and ESCO coil-fed screw machines and a leader in the medical component arena, such as orthopedic implants, fixation devices, instruments, and more. Capacity ranges from 2 to 32 mm. And always backed by TORNOS first-class service and support.

Sharp CNC has a very complete product line of metal cutting machines ranging from vertical and horizontal machining centers, turning centers, large size flat bed CNC lathes, and high speed drill and tap centers.

United Grinding is the North American arm of Koerber Schleifring, the world leader in grinding machine technology and support. Our Ohio facility supports cylindrical, surface, and profile grinders, while our Virginia office handles tool grinders and measuring machines. We offer the premier names in grinding – Blohm, EWAG, Jung, Mägerle, Mikrosa, Schaudt, Studer and Walter.


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Recycling Metals, Conserving Resources, Since 1961 Sikorsky,.U.S..sign.$7.3.billion.Black.Hawk. order Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp, has signed a five-year $7.3 billion agreement that will provide the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force with more H-60 Black Hawk helicopters and other versions of the utility aircraft, according to several sources familiar with the deal. The agreement puts in force a multi-year procurement that was approved by Congress as part of the Pentagon’s fiscal 2012 budget. It includes several variants of the helicopter to be used by the different military services and runs through fiscal 2016. This is the Pentagon’s eighth multi-year procurement of the workhorse helicopters and includes options that could add $1 billion to $2 billion to the contract’s value, if exercised, said the sources, who were not authorized to speak publicly. “The Black Hawk series has become the poster child for multi-year contracts,” said aerospace analyst Richard Aboulafia of the VirginiaA2Z METALWORKER

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based Teal Group. “Guaranteeing procurement numbers for five year blocks has been extremely effective in bringing down costs.” Sikorsky President Mick Maurer told Reuters earlier that the company was “on track” for the multi-year procurement deal but declined to give any details. The UH-60 Black Hawk, which first flew in 1974, is a twin-engine single-rotor helicopter used to transport assault troops, evacuate injured troops and carry out special missions. It normally carries 12-15 troops but can accommodate up to 20.$3B.Idaho.uranium.enrichment.project. France’s Areva says it remains dedicated to building a uranium enrichment facility in Idaho, though it is still searching for a financial partner for the $3 billion venture. Financial challenges prompted Areva to delay the project’s development until 2013, from an earlier 2011 schedule. “We’ve worked with our utility customers and negotiated agreements that satisfy what their needs are, based on our strategy with moving this project forward,” said Mike French, a company spokesman.




A world leader in 5-axis bridge style machining centers, horizontal machining centers and horizontal boring mills, SNK America has recently relocated to a new U.S. headquarters at 1150 Feehanville Drive, Mt Prospect, IL 60056. This new facility boasts a 40,000 square foot technology center and 7,500 square foot showroom to enable customers hands-on demonstrations and part runoff capabilities.

HEXAGON METROLOGY As one of the largest providers of metrology and inspection equipment, Hexagon Metrology named Hartwig top distributor for the 2011 year. With 4 full time technical sales engineers on the Hartwig staff, Hartwig has proudly been representing the Brown & Sharpe, Romer Arm, Leica Laser tracker and additional product range since 2010.

HARTWIG CELEBRATES BUILDER RECOGNITION As one of the largest providers of manufacturing and engineered solutions in the Midwest and Mountain States, our solutions start and end with the quality of the products we represent. Hartwig’s 152 employees are proud to share the following recognition and location expansion news from our valued partners in manufacturing:

“We can only be as good as our people and the lines they represent,” said Gary Hartwig, President and CEO. “The recognition we receive is always nice to get, but the true passion we have is taking these fine lines and keeping our customers productive and competitive in the U.S. The real thanks always goes to them.” To learn more about Hartwig and the products and solutions we provide, go to

OKAMOTO A world leader in grinding technology, Okamoto is a staple in the surface, ID and OD grinding industry. With 35 sales specialists trained and educated on the Okamoto brand, Hartwig is pleased to accept the recognition of Okamoto Distributor of the Year in 2011.

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Department. Of. Energy.Awards. $54. Million. To.Improve.Manufacturers’.Energy.Efficiency Politico reported that the Energy Department was set to announce the award of $54 million across 13 projects “to advance transformational technologies and materials that can help American manufacturers dramatically increase the energy efficiency of their operations and reduce costs.” The DOE said that “the projects will leverage an additional $17 million from the private sector.” MIT, GM, Dow Chemical Company, Lyondell Chemical Company and the American Iron and Steel Institute are among the recipients. Politico points out that “one recipient, MEMC Electronic Materials, a silicon wafer manufacturer, saw its debt rating reduced by Moody’s last week after ‘financial distress in MEMC’s solar operations,’ a different unit from its semiconductor operations.” In its coverage of this story, Platts reports that Dow Chemical Co., which received the largest award of $9 million, “in collaboration with Ford Motor Co. and DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will collaborate on a project that will use a better feedstock to make carbon fiber materials for automobiles, wind turbines and other applications. DOE says that using the new feedstock -- polyolefin -- will reduce production costs by 20% and carbon dioxide emissions by 50%.” General Motors received $2.7 million from the DOE “for a project designed to reduce the weight of car doors by upward of 60%. By using magnesium inner plates instead of steel, the company A2Z METALWORKER

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Bombardier.Forecasts.24,000.Bizjet.Deliveries. by.2031. Bombardier Aerospace “is confident in the strong, long-term potential of the business aircraft industry” and, in its latest 20-year forecast for the business aircraft market, released last month, it predicts deliveries of 24,000 business jets (excluding very light jets and bizliners) worth $648 billion from 2012 to 2031. Broken down in 10-year increments, the forecast anticipates 9,800 business jet deliveries worth $266 billion from 2012 to 2021 and 14,200 deliveries worth $382 billion from 2022 to 2031. “While the business aviation market continues to recover, current market indicators are mixed,” Bombardier said. “Market confidence needs to be fully restored for industry business jet deliveries to increase strongly and enable the industry to realize its full potential.”The Canadian aircraft manufacturer said deliveries this year are expected to lag order intake, so business jet deliveries for 2012 are thus expected to be on par with last year. Bombardier believes that business jet deliveries will return to sustained growth starting next year, with the large-cabin jet segment growing the fastest. Bombardier predicts that North America will dominate the market, with 9,500 new business jet deliveries over the 20 years of the forecast.


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Small.Companies.That.Make.Machines,.Components. For. Other. Manufacturers. Experience.Upswing.In.Business The AP reports, “Small businesses that make machines and components for other manufacturers are experiencing an upswing that could be a sign of things to come for the broader economy.” It continues, “In some cases, business is coming from medical device makers, which are expected to see increasing growth as baby boomers age and need more medical care. An uptick in orders is coming from oil and gas producers supplying energy to growing economies in countries such as” India. “And then some are getting a pop in sales from aerospace manufacturers that are busy building fuel-efficient aircraft and engines and need special parts to get the job done.”

Autoliv. Named. a.Top-performing. Supplier. for.Ford Autoliv, Inc., the worldwide leader in automotive safety, announced that its airbag plant was presented the Ford World Excellence Award during the automaker’s annual supplier event. Autoliv was one of just 12 suppliers to achieve the “gold” distinction for demonstrating superior quality, delivery and cost performance. Ford president and CEO Alan Mulally thanked all of Ford’s suppliers for continuing to embrace the ONE Ford mindset while Tony Brown, A2Z METALWORKER

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Colorado. State. and. Oregon. State. Universities.To.Build.Truck.Powered.By.Compressed. Natural.Gas The Denver Post reported Colorado State University and Oregon State University-Bend have come together in order to build a truck that will run on compressed natural gas. The universities have received $700,000 grant from the US Department of Energy in order to work on this project. Tom Bradley, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at CSU, said that if the project works then people would be able to fill up their vehicles with the same line that they use to heat their oven or their house.

said William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for the Human Exploration Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “While the SLS team is making swift progress on the initial configuration and building a solid baseline, we also are looking ahead to enhance and upgrade future configurations of the heavy lift vehicle. We want to build a system that will be upgradable and used for decades.” The initial launch system uses two fivesegment solid rocket boosters similar to the ones that lifted the space shuttle into orbit. Future launch systems will need much more power than is currently available from any existing U.S. rocket. SLS is being designed for crew and cargo missions to deep space targets including an asteroid in 2025 and Mars in the 2030s.

Researchers. Develop. “Strain.Paint”.That.Glows. Fluorescent.When.Underlying.Structure.Is.Stressed NASA said it has chosen six proposals -- three by Huntsville-based Dynetics, Inc. -- for further study to improve an advanced booster for its Space Launch System.The other three companies chosen are Northrop Grumman, Aerojet General Corp. and ATK Launch Systems, Inc. The winners will develop engineering demonstrations and riskreduction concepts for a future heavy-lift rocket to take humans into deep space. Individual awards to the companies will vary, NASA said, but the space agency will spend up to a total of $200 million on the demonstrations. “The initial SLS heavy-lift rocket begins with the proven hardware, technology and capabilities we have today and will evolve over time to a more capable launch vehicle through competitive opportunities,” A2Z METALWORKER

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Popular Science reports, “New kinds of coatings and sensors that can help engineers detect stress or deformation in structures abound, but most are limited by the scope of deformation they can detect and the need to be physically connected to an output device.” Rice University researchers “may have overcome these obstacles with a new kind of nanotube-packed ‘strain paint’ that alerts engineers to compression and stress in an underlying structure by glowing under nearinfrared light.” The “strain paint can map stress across an entire area, in any direction, and without the inspector having to be extremely close to the object being inspected. It works via a long-ago discovered characteristic of semiconducting carbon nanotubes that causes damaged nanotubes to glow fluorescent in the presence of near-IR light.”


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Researchers. Developing. Smallest.Supersonic.Jet Forbes reports, “Researchers at the University of Colorado are building the smallest supersonic jet engine ever made - and are attaching it to a 22lb UAV.” Ryan Starkey is leading the project that is trying to “develop a platform that works for missions that require long-distance, high-speed travel without placing human pilots in danger.” The article notes, “While many companies are currently researching supersonic UAVs, only Starkey’s prototype has perfected the necessary propulsion system.”

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Boeing.Will. Start. Building. KC-46A.Tanker.Components. This.Fall Air Force Times reports, “Boeing plans to start building components for the first Air Force KC-46A tanker this fall and is looking to begin assembling the first aircraft one year from now.” In discussing the upcoming work with reporters, the article notes that Maureen Dougherty, Boeing’ KC-46 vice president and program manager, said the budget projection for the project has not changed. Meanwhile, Boeing “has finalized the aircraft design and has set up five development laboratories” for the work as well as “frequently meeting with suppliers.”

GE. Outlines. Engine. Developments The Wall Street Journal reports GE is trying to develop a way to mass produce new jet engines build out of composite materials and ceramics, which the article notes usually has to be tested by hand because the materials are so fragile. If successful, the article notes the new engines would be more efficient than competitors’ offerings. However, the company risks problems that could delay a rollout at a time when Boeing and Airbus are ramping up production. Meanwhile, at the Farnborough Airshow, GE announced it had cut 1,200 pounds from the GE90 engine and committed to using ceramics in its engine for the next 777 aircraft. Meanwhile, Aviation Week reported, “Led by accelerating deliveries of the GEnx, GE Aviation is entering a critical ‘execution’ phase, says President and CEO David Joyce.” Because of Airbus and Boeing’s plans, GE “is in the midst of the fastest widebody ramp-up in its history.”

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COMMITMENT. INNOVATION. QUALITY. You may not be familiar with the company called Lifetime. But chances are, you own products that are designed and manufactured by them. This is especially true if you are an avid outdoor enthusiast, as Lifetime makes such products as swing sets, lawn chairs, picnic tables, storage sheds, kayaks, tent trailers, and basketball hoops, to name a few. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Clearfield, Utah, Lifetime Products, Inc. is a world leading manufacturer, with products sold in more than 70 countries.At corporate headquarters today, Lifetime occupies more than 2.6 million square feet spread over 21 buildings, staffed with more than 1500 employees. From its inception, Lifetime has applied innovation and cutting-edge technology in plastics and metals to develop innovative products with superior strength and durability.Today, the company holds hundreds of patents for its innovative designs and products. It remains privately owned and debt-free. When asked how Lifetime continues to thrive with design, engineering and manufacturing largely in the United States, long-term employee and Machine Shop manager Kelly Martinez (25 years tenure) says, “We have superior design engineers, and an entire team of employees that are dedicated to coming up with innovative ideas for new products and product improvements.We know that innovation isn’t a luxury - it’s a necessity for our growth.” Kelly continued, “Early on in our existence, we set up our own engineering department and our own machine shop. Since we do all of our own mold and tool and die making in-house (we even make many of the machines needed for our operations), we save time and money. In the past, when we’ve outsourced tooling to a 3rd party, the tooling time increased 2 to 3 fold.” With all design and manufacturing under their control, products typically move from design to production in under a year. New design ideas often come from the suggestion boxes that are installed throughout the Lifetime campus. The Utah-based state-of-the-art facility houses some of the industry’s most innovative equipment. Lifetime Metals is the region’s leading supplier of processed steel. From slitting and leveling, to roll forming, tube milling and stamping, their trained and certified staff manufactures quality, custom steel products at an exceptional value. The machine shop, staffed by 21 experienced machinists, is an integral part of Lifetime’s business. Kelly says, “We believe in buying new machines, and we always buy quality machines. But perhaps the important criteria we use in our machine tool selection is the service support we can expect. Our machines just can’t go down.” Kelly and the machine shop team have a long history with Smith Machinery, and the Mazak machine tool line. In fact, they purchased their first Mazak more than 20 years ago, and only in the last few months did they sell that machine to make room for a new Mazak. Kelly says the 23-year old Mazak is still going strong, and was sold to a small local job shop. Today the company owns 4 Mazak vertical machining centers, including 2 NEXUSVNC-510Cs, a NEXUSVCS-410A, aVTC-300C, and one lathe, a Mazak QuickTurn NEXUS (QTN) 300 turning Center.The team says that they continue to purchase Mazak Machines from Smith Machinery for a number of reasons: • Reliability, accuracy, durability and ease of use. • Powerful Mazak controls equipped with both Mazatrol conversational programming and G-Code programming. • Outstanding service, both from Smith Machinery and Mazak direct; Kelly says Clark Smith, owner of Smith Machinery, and his team just care more about their customers than many other machine tool dealers. A2Z METALWORKER

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• Superiority in consistently holding the tight tolerances that Lifetime requires for their tool steel parts. • All of the Mazak machines in Lifetime’s Machine Shop are made in Florence, Kentucky. Last year, two of their programmers visited Mazak’s facilities to see how their machines are manufactured. This is important to Lifetime, as they also strive to maximize their manufacturing facilities in the United States. Kelly says, “We love companies that promote jobs in this country.” Lifetime’s latest machine tool purchase is a Mitsubishi MV1200S, Mitsubishi’s next generation high performance Wire EDM, which was installed last month. Though the company has other wire EDM machines, it was their first Mitsubishi purchase. Kelly says, “We had 3 different manufacturers perform competitive test cuts for our evaluation, and the Mitsubishi came out on top. It took 1/3 less time to cut the part, and it used 1/3 less wire consumption for a comparable finish and accuracy.” He continued, “Since it was our first for Mitsubishi, we contacted some local shops that owned Mitsubishi EDM’s. Not only did they love their machines, but they also stressed that the service support was outstanding. Mitsubishi has a staff of more than a dozen service engineers throughout the western United States to support their customers. This made our purchase decision easy.” Lifetime’s machine shop largely manufactures products for its own use. But, Kelly says, “We support a number of external customers with our roll forming (odd shape, rounds, square), and our blow molding capabilities.” Contact Lifetime for your roll forming and blow molding needs today. They can be reached at: (801) 776-1532, and you can learn more about their outdoor living products at To learn more about Smith Machinery’s complete line of products, including Mitsubishi and Mazak, contact them today at (801) 263-6403 or visit HISTORY OF LIFETIME In the beginning, all Barry Mower, founder of Lifetime Products, wanted was a sturdier basketball pole for his backyard.With this in mind, he found and purchased a piece of heavy-duty used pipe, a sheet of plywood, and a basketball rim.The result was a basketball standard for his backyard.That was in 1972. Seeing the potential that others might also desire a quality basketball system in their yards, he placed an ad in the “Big Nickel,” the local free classified newspaper, and made his first sale.The rest — as they say — is history. Not too many years after selling his first basketball system, he created the American PlayWorld company in 1973, which he based in his garage located in Riverdale, Utah. Gradually this store kept expanding into many more types of playground equipment, and was eventually moved to a bigger location in South Ogden, Utah. Several years later, the company transformed the basketball industry with the introduction of the Quick Adjust basketball pole — the first complete basketball system you could raise up and down with a broomstick. In March 1986, a separate company was created to concentrate specifically on manufacturing adjustable basketball systems. This new company was named Lifetime Products, the name inspired by the goal of building a durable, lasting product.


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The potential cuts in defense spending will have a dramatic impact on the industry and on the U.S. economy in general, without Congressional action on sequestration, according to a panel in Washington, D.C. An Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) panel discussion presented the uncertainty facing defense and aerospace manufacturers throughout the United States, as they await action on sequestration, which could lead to $500 billion in cuts to federal defense spending. Congress is expected to take up the action this fall, and the cuts would take effect in January. The defense and aerospace industry accounts for 3.53 million U.S. jobs, $38 billion in tax revenue and $89.6 billion in exports, and the federal government alone employs an estimated 845,198 aerospace and defense workers at armed forces maintenance and repair depots, according to AIA. And, a $500 billion cut to federal contracts for all of the above could have a drastic financial impact on aerospace and defense, and the U.S. economy. “The commercial aerospace business is one of the sectors in which the United States enjoys a positive balance of trade with the rest of the world,” said Bruce Olsson, assistant director of legislative and political action, International Association of Machinists and AerospaceWorkers. “We should be fighting tooth and nail to preserve that balance of trade.” In recent weeks, the pending sequestration decision has received increased attention from executives at defense contractors, particularly A2Z METALWORKER

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ULA looks immune to competition for the foreseeable future. Its reliability record has been excellent - Atlas V has a 100% success rate since introduction in 2002 and there has been just one Delta IV failure, in 2004 - and government criteria for new entrants call for a daunting number of successful launches for some categories of payload.

COST OF THRUST The most expensive components of EELVs are the engines. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne supplies all EELV propulsion, with the exception of the RD-180 which powers the Atlas core. This engine is built by NPO Energomash in Russia and imported to the USA by RD Amross, an Energomash/Rocketdyne joint venture. In the short term, ULA and Rocketdyne are testing the RL-10C, a new model RL-10 to launch on both Atlas and Delta. “That program is fully funded, and eventually we’ll be putting that engine across our entire fleet,” says George Sowers, vice-president of advanced programs at ULA. But it is still essentially the same engine technology.To that end, the US Air Force is looking for an RL-10 replacement. “The RL-10s are having a problem,” says Bruce Thieman, capability

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not a dictatorship; we harbor and foster a culture of ownership. We have quarterly employee meetings and share every aspect of the business with all employees. Many people can’t believe we share all the information about our company. The leadership team of the company is Dale Newberry-President, Wayne Newberry-VP, Randy Nedrow, VP Sales & Marketing, Craig Graf- VP Manufacturing, & Mick Armstrong – VP Finance. This management team brings in all employees in groups to their employee conference room and goes over every detail from quality, flow rates, cycle time improvements to finance. We show actual numbers and everyone in the company feels like they are an owner.The employees enjoy a 401K plan that Micro 100 matches very generously and bonuses are distributed to every employee.We have grown in every year this business has existed except for one and we felt the pain that everyone in the industry did that year.” We asked Randy, “So what makes your company’s tools different from all the many other manufacturers in the world?” Randy said, “If you put an end mill in front of our competitors and asked them to give us one reason their end mill is better than mine, all ten will believe they have something better, the shape, the flute, the geometry, etc.The truth is, every manufacturer of tools uses the same type of grinders and various methods for making cutting tools, and everything is basically the same. The only difference is the carbide, Game Over. Tools break because of the carbide quality and consistency of grain or lack of it. If you have inconsistent grain in your carbide it breaks. With Micro 100’s proprietary carbide treatment every ingredient of the substrate is completely homogeneous (of uniform structure or composition throughout) every time. No one else can do this because Micro 100 changed everything. This is the main reason we can drop a tool on a cement floor and it does not shatter or break. Our tools are one of the highest priced tools on the market at the time of purchase and by the time they finally wear out the consumer can realize a 30% to 3000% longer tool life. This makes our tools the least expensive at the end of their life of use.” Micro 100 sells into over 64 countries with a very unique and able sales force of 38 sales

engineers providing solutions. Randy’s sales team consists of Engineers, Programmers, Machinists, and the like. Randy told us, “you can always teach a guy to sell but knowledge is a very necessary trait in fixing and solving problems at the end user. Our sales force members are educators and will go to the consumers, and offer solutions right at the spindle, make a sale and walk into the local Micro 100 Distributor and hand the sale right over to them. Selling through industrial distributors is not revolutionary by any means, however being very loyal to them, having a minimum number of distributors and protecting them is indeed very revolutionary in current times. A company in our size range generally has about 1200 to 1400 distributors in the marketplace; MICRO 100 has close to 400; by design. One of our company credos is do the maximum amount of business with the least amount of partners; we are the last of the Mohicans. If we get an order from anyone that is not an authorized distributor we will not ship it. It must go through our authorized distribution network. Our distributor network relationships are a foot wide and over 2000 ft. deep, Randy laughs.” “We have a very close relationship with great support for our distribution family.” Micro 100 literally doubled the size of the plant and employees about a decade ago.Today they have 115 non-union employees in a very modern state of the art 52K sq. ft. facility. With a multimillion dollar plant expansion 12 years ago, complete new manufacturing systems in place, the Micro 100 team instituted a Kanban system, promoting discipline in manufacturing and added millions in capital investments to improve the way they do business. Back at the time of the expansion the mayor of Meridian nominated Dale Newberry– Idaho Small Business Owner of the Year. “Our company is so genuine. Dale even went to theWhite House for a dinner withVice President Gore as a result of the award.” Randy said. Micro 100 is without a doubt a world leader in cutting tools and maintains the market leadership position in the Brazed Tooling segment. Leading by example, leading a great team, producing a superior product, through a highly professional sales engineering team, with a strong and viable distribution network.This is a winning combination.

Here’s what some customers and business associations say about Micro 100:

it’s indestructible; a user of their products never has problems with Micro 100’s quality.They have some of the best on time deliveries in the industry! They have expanded their products to cover a greater breadth of the industrial market and are continually doing so by developing new tooling to offer the market. Micro 100 falls into a selective group of our A1 top suppliers. They really are a great bunch of people!” Director of Purchasing for a Major Nationally Acclaimed Tool Supply Company “Micro 100 has positioned themselves over the years as a provider of unique carbide cutting tools that span various applications in many markets. Although Micro grain carbide may be commonplace, Micro 100 has always led their marketing efforts with how their extraordinary process of producing micro grain carbide stands above the rest. Their continued success in the heavily saturated carbide round cutting tool market is truly a testament to their manufacturing, quality, and marketing efforts over many years.” Senior Product Manager for a Major Nationally Acclaimed Tool Supply Company “I have been using Micro 100 products for over 25 years.They make great carbide and I really like the Micro-QUIK quick-change tooling. I can insert a new tool quickly and the repeatability is near perfect every time under .0005” accuracy. My only question is why did it take so long to create it? The sales force and customer support is really good to the point that I can get free tools to try on specific and difficult jobs. I have a shop with 53 screw machines and I couldn’t run it without Micro 100.” President for a Large Machine Shop

“Micro 100 is a key supplier for our Tool Company. They offer a broad range of high end products, competitively priced, and with quick delivery.The Micro 100 team is great to work with and always available when necessary. It is always a pleasure to speak with Randy Nedrow about any issue including industry trends.” Senior Product Manager for a Nationally Acclaimed Industrial Distributor

“I’ve been doing business with Micro 100 for over 15 years. They have a superior product and compared to their competitors it is much better. Our cost per part is minimized with their tooling; I make more profit with their tools. I’m never shut down and they always deliver. The product is always the same with no variation. This is very important to us. Their technical knowledge is excellent and their field service, Charlie Mersinas is awesome! Charlie is trustworthy, has great character, and he is allowed free reign in my shop. He is there to help us. Also, the Micro-QUIK Quick-Change system has really helped us reduce set ups and lower our costs. It’s the best thing since sliced bread!” General Manager for a Large Machine Shop

“OurTool Supply Company has been a distributor for Micro 100 since the early 90’s.The cooperation from Micro 100 is excellent. Their customer service is outstanding, from their field support staff to the inside sales personnel. All bend over backwards to help as needed! As to the product itself,

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“I have worked with and for Micro 100 for 14 years now. This company is one of the best carbide manufacturers in the USA without question. Micro 100’s products are always manufactured to the utmost of quality and care and do not come back from the consumer due to manufacturing errors. With only a .04% return rate that gives the salesman in the field the confidence it takes to achieve new business and educate our dealers of the benefits of selling our products to their customers. I have worked with many different manufacturers over the years and Micro 100 remains and still is number 1 from a sales point of view. I am an independent representative that can only be as effective as the manufacturers we represent and because of Micro 100 my agency has reached new heights within the distribution channel we focus our efforts on day in and day out. Micro 100 is truly the best carbide manufacturer in the USA.” The President of a National Rep Firm


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Lockheed’s.Next.Prez.Targets.Boosting.Export.Sales.To.20.Percent Incoming President Marillyn Hewson told reporters that Lockheed would pursue an increase in foreign sales but did not say how. She was asked what regions and sectors were likely to be the source of most of the sales. She listed the Asia-Pacific and Middle East, which pretty much anyone could guess at. Europe will also figure in the growth, but won’t drive most of it, she added. A wide of range of weapons may help to boost foreign sales. “We see opportunities to grow our business internationally and in the UK,’ Hewson said. Lockheed just opened a security intelligence center here and another is opening in Australia. Cloud computing is also an important part of the cyber approach. Possible sales of integrated air and missile defense systems to the UAE and Saudi Arabia are “big opportunities for us,” added Gerard Fasano, president of Lockheed’s information systems and global solutions. Airborne ISR systems are also a promising area of sales to Europe, Fasano said. And, of course, no one should forget the importance of international sales of the Joint Strike Fighter program.


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mors that a new generation of supersonic planes is now, finally, within reach. The future of vehicles? PayPal founder unveils ‘Tesla’ electric car which accelerates faster than a BMW and travels 300 miles.


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Robert Bass, a Texas hedge fund trader, has banked 50 $200,000 deposits for his company’s Aerion SBJ supersonic jet after enlisting Nasa’s help - even though no delivery dates have been set.

Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Gulfstream are leading the way to build the new supersonic passenger plane which will be targeted at first at the business jet market.

The 12-seat planes are expected to cost $80m each and are being marketed to European and Middle East buyers under the slogan, ‘To the USA and back in a working day.’

All three companies believe they are close to reduce the sonic boom to a sound described by a Gulfstream engineer as ‘closer to a puff or plop’.

The challenge is not just technical: builders have to prove to politicians that the supersonic jets will be acceptable to the public. Concorde’s loud boom forced it onto to routes away from land and damaged its commercial chances. It flew for the last time in November 2003.

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In May, Senate Armed Services Committee members derided the $26-per-gallon biofuel and petroleum cocktail fueling the Navy’s “Great Green Fleet,” an aircraft carrier strike group testing greenenergy fuels, during a markup of the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill. But with the Great Green Fleet setting sail last month for a six-week naval exercise in the Pacific Rim, the administration is rebuffing lawmakers and using the opportunity to continue its push for the military to use cleaner fuels. The Navy, Department of Agriculture and Department of Energy (DOE) will offer $30 million in matching funds to support “dropin” biofuel research and development, an Energy spokesman said. DOE also will contribute $32 million to a separate initiative for “early-stage, pre-commercial investments” in biofuel technology. “Drop-in” refers to the ability to use the fuel with existing infrastructure and technology, making implementation easier and less expensive. Large-scale adoption of that substitute fuel could help reduce the use of diesel and jet fuels in military and commercial transportation operations, DOE says. Funding for the drop-in effort comes from the Defense Production Act, which aims to boost national security through fostering domestic energy production. The administration, however, defended its emphasis on biofuels as a national security issue. The Defense Production Act “is a critical component of strengthening our national security, and energy is a national security issue,” U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said. “Our reliance on foreign oil is a significant military vulnerability and it would be irresponsible not to address it.” The Obama administration hopes developments in that energy technology could help achieve its goal of dropping oil imports by one-third by 2025. Of the $32 million DOE program, $20 million will go toward pilot- and demonstration-scale bio-refineries to help meet jet fuel and shipboard diesel standards.The remaining $12 million will fund up to eight projects “focused on researching ways to develop biobased transportation fuels and products using synthetic biological processing,” DOE said.



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Ben Costabile, founder and CEO of Precision Die and Stamping (PD&S), is proud that his company, in its 48th year of business, has for the past decade experienced consistent business ranging from $16 to 23 million annually, and all based upon word of mouth. The company has never employed an outside sales force. PD&S is coming back from the recent recession and plans for double digit growth this year. Often, we can point to specific events in our lives that we view as inflection points, events that impact where we are today. For Ben, it happened back in Pittsburgh when he was just a young man fresh out of high school. Growing up on a farm, Ben naturally learned how to fix things. His father took a job at a tool and die shop, and then had an injury that kept him from his job for awhile. Ben filled in for his father, and that was the start of his career as a tool and die maker. When the family moved to Los Angeles a few years later, Ben secured a job with his new trade as a tool and die maker. Seven years later, Ben, now married to Nancy Costabile, moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he secured a job at Allied Tool & Die and was quickly promoted to Supervisor. Five years later, Ben was ready to pursue his dream of opening his own tool and die business. Ben says, “My boss offered me a share of the business to stay on at Allied Tool & Die, but my mind was made up.” And so Precision Die and Stamping was formed, with Ben’s savings of $5000, 2 employees, his brothers Ernie and John in a 2000 square foot facility. Ernie remains with the company to this day, and John started up his own company, Tube Specialties, that sits across the street from Precision Die and Stamping. The next inflection point came about just as Ben opened for business. “I contacted Vic Wilson at Honeywell.Vic and I knew each other from my days at Allied Tool & Die. I asked him if I could quote some of his tooling jobs. Vic gave me 3 blueprints, and said I had the work. I hadn’t even given him pricing yet!” Ben credits Vic with helping to get Precision Die and Stamping up and running. A2Z METALWORKER

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• Ben Costabile - Founder and CEO (48 years) • Ernie Costabile - President (48 years) • Andy Frola - Vice President (39 years) • Tony Costabile - Vice President/General Manager (35 years) • Steve Van Cott - Tool Room Manager (35 years) • Dan Rossey - Chief Engineer (29 years) • Don Cantrill - Account Manager (25 years) • Mike Costabile - Production Control (17 years) PD&S employs a skilled staff of design engineers and die makers, and their dies are all built in-house. Using the latest in CAD-CAM technology and state of the art equipment, the company is able to ensure the production die meets manufacturing requirements, as well as the finished product specification and critical deliveries required by their customers. The company offers a competitive benefits package for its employees, but it also offers something you don’t hear about much. Ben calls it the ‘Efficiency Incentive Plan’. Employees are encouraged to look for ways to make products for their customers faster, better, and less expensively. When this happens, and it has each year for the past 30

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includes several Charmilles EDMs, mills and lathes, 3 JIG Grinders, and a newly purchased Haas mill. The company has long been certified to ISO9001:2008 and ISO:TS16949 international quality standards. Financial Stability and Inventory Ben and the management team don’t believe in running a business with debt. The building and machinery are all owned outright, and their financial stability enables them to retain inventory for their long term customers.The company keeps an inventory up to 4 weeks for most parts, and this helps them to always meet their customers’ delivery schedules. A Progressive Die Being Prepared For Production

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years, all employees are awarded a significant bonus. It is no wonder that dedicated and loyal employees remain with PD&S! A+ In On-Time Delivery The company is equipped to design and manufacture dies and metal stampings, all in-house. The most recent process added in-house was production heat treating of metal stampings. Ben says that this helped reduce the processes that are done externally. Since they do nearly everything in house, they are able to meet all of their customers’ deadlines. In fact, PD&S is renown for its on-time delivery. They are flawless -- A+ suppliers to their customers.

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Precision Die and Stamping is thankful that they have many long term loyal customers.Tony says that MTD Southwest Inc. and Honeywell are the customers who have been with them the longest, but they additionally enjoy long term relationships with the following customers: Delphi Automotive Systems Walbro Corporation Schlage Lock Co In-House Production Heat Treating of Metal Stampings

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PD&S’ customers are diversified, and no one customer comprises more than 20% of the total revenues. This diversification has enabled the company to weather downturns better than many other companies. In fact, the company has never initiated a lay-off since its inception. Ernie says, “Dedicated and loyal employees are one of our most valued assets.”

Precision Die and Stamping is committed to continuous improvement. They have invested $500,000 on average each year over the past ten years to purchase modern efficient equipment and technologies to stay ahead of their competition.

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The stamping department is equipped with 32 stamping machines. Twelve of these machines are high speed Bruderer presses ranging from 30 to 140 ton capacity.They additionally have four straight side stamping machines at 200 tons and four machines at 300 ton capacity. The machine shop at the company is used for manufacturing dies. It

PD&S has perfected the art of high speed production stamping, with abilities in virtually any type of metal, and a holding a tolerance range as precise as +/- .0002” on metal stampings. They can meet the requirements of customers who have requirements as low as 12,000 pieces to those whose requirements exceed 100 million parts annually. A2Z METALWORKER

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Their quality is great, their engineering support is outstanding and their on-time delivery is superior. On pricing, they are competitive - you get what you pay for. They make in excess of 6-8 million parts for us, and our engineers love their quality! In the past when I was required to send some stamping over to Mexico or China, I experienced a number of issues, including lower quality, communication issues, freight costs, excess inventory (that we had to scrap) and 4 weeks coming across the pond.PD&S makes the superior parts we want on-time. I highly recommend them!” Purchasing Agent, Outdoor Power Equipment Manufacturer

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The company specializes in higher production metal stampings that require high quality progressive carbide and high speed steel dies. Many companies rely upon Precision Die and Stampings engineering and design support.

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Precision Die and Stamping is adding new customers and is seeing revenue growth this year.They are very interested in finding a few new, young ambitious people who have an interest in learning the die and stamping trade. To learn more about the company, you can call them at (480) 9672038 or visit their website at Forming Operation in a 45 Ton Press

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PD&S wants to recognize that following employees who contributed to their success, who have since passed away:

“PD&S has been a supplier to our company for more than 6 years now. They are an exceptional stamping house in every respect -- quality, pricing, customer support, communication and on-time delivery. Stamping houses like PD&S are few and far between.

• John Buss - Manager of the Die Design Department • Ed Frola - Manager of the Stamping Department • Al Richards - Manager of the Maintenance Department • Brad Tharlson - Manager of the IT Department

I use them for everything I can.The only time we can’t use them is if we have a part that is low volume.They are set up for high volume -- in fact they make close to a million parts per year for me. I would recommend Precision Die and Stamping to anyone.”

Many of PD&S’s past employees who contributed to their success have started successful businesses of their own. Here are just a few:

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• Bob Erickson - R&D Gage • Rick Erickson - Wire-Tech Inc. • Bob Gottwald - Robrad Tool & Engineering • Juan Leyba - Leyba Tool & Die • Jeff Abraham - Arizona Wire Specialists • Rick Hunt and Tim Hovan - Precision Gage Tooling LLC

Learjet, Much attention and commentary regarding Bombardier’s aviation interests have focused on the Canadian company’s most ambitious projects, namely its CSeries jetliner and Global 7000 and 8000 ultra-long-range business jets. For good reasons. The 100- to 149-seat CSeries is the largest aircraft ever produced by Bombardier and represents a gamble that’s consuming $3.5 billion of development dollars. It is also the first Bombardier aircraft to threaten the near total market control of Boeing and Airbus. Thus it was no surprise when Pierre Beaudoin, president and CEO of Bombardier Inc., focused almost entirely on the CSeries during a luncheon speech early this year. “The comfortable days of duopolies in commercial and regional aircraft are over,” he said. “Some may believe that re-engined aircraft with a 20-year-old design will be good enough,” he continued, taking a sideswipe at the heavy selling A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX. “We believe that ‘good enough’ is not what operators expect or need.” Two weeks after Beaudoin’s speech, NetJets announced a firm order for 50 Global 5000, 6000, 7000 and 8000 business jets, with options for another 70. Should all options be exercised, the total retail price would exceed $6.7 billion. It touted the sale as “the largest aircraft purchase agreement in the history of private aviation.”

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The first of the ultra-Globals, the 7000, is to enter service in 2016. The development of those top-of-the-line models, along with the Global Vision Flight Deck and the CSeries, consume a good chunk of the $1 billion to $1.5 billion Bombardier Aerospace President and CEO Guy Hachey says his company has been investing annually in R&D. With two such high-profile and high-cost programs under way involving high-ticket airplanes, an OEM could be expected to ease up elsewhere, particularly if involved in the light jet business, a market segment that crashed four years ago and remains depressingly down. However, Bombardier has chosen quite another course and actually appears to be investing more in Learjet than at any time since it acquired the line from its bankrupt owner in 1990. The company is now at work on three Learjet models. There’s the Model 85, launched in 2007 and at 66 ft. long with a double-club cabin, the largest aircraft to bear the Lear marque. And, announced at the

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European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, the Model 70 and 75. The 85 is an all-new design with all-composite construction, a first for Bombardier. Compared to the models they will succeed, the six-passenger Model 70 and eight-passenger Model 75 will feature more thrust, improved takeoff performance, faster climb-to-cruise, better fuel efficiency and lower operating costs. They will be powered by 3,850-lb.-thrust Honeywell TFE731-40BR turbofans, have Bombardier’s signature Vision cockpit layout with three-screen Garmin G5000 avionics and sport canted winglets.The two are priced at $11.1 million and $13.5 million, respectively. A2Z METALWORKER

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ATK’s. GAU-23. 30mm.Automatic. Cannon. Receives.Type.Classification. ATK announced that a modified variant of its Mk44 Bushmaster® Automatic Cannon, was recently type classified as the GAU-23 by the U.S. Air Force for integration on AC-130W gunships. A rapid prototyping effort quickly provided the USAF with cannons for operational use. ATK’s Mk44 Bushmaster® Automatic Cannon has long been the mediumcaliber weapon of choice for the world’s ground combat vehicles and naval weapon stations. This most recent type classification now establishes the cannon as an airborne weapon for gunship platforms. “Due to its versatility and ease of modification and optimization, the GAU-23 is uniquely positioned as a proven solution for aircraft to perform armed overwatch missions,” said ATK Defense President, Mike Kahn. “Combined with our 30mm PGU-46/B ammunition, the GAU-23 cannon provides unequaled range and accuracy for integration on airborne platforms for any number of allied countries. This is just one example of our affordable and innovative technologies and services that provide enhanced solutions and capabilities to our customers worldwide.” Howard Precision Machined Products (JW Howard Inc.)

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MIT.Awarded.$1.Million.Manufacturing.Process.Grant Mass High Tech reports the Massachusetts Institute of Technology “has received a $1 million grant from the US Department of Energy to develop a way to manufacture a plastic heat conducting material economically so it could be used in products as diverse as cell phone shells and car radiators.”The DOE “grant is part of $54 million that the Energy Department is putting toward 13 projects across the country” to advance what it calls “transformational technologies, materials and processes that can help American manufacturers dramatically increase the energy efficiency of their operations and reduce costs.” In 2010, a team of researchers led by Gang Chen, the Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering and director of MIT’s Pappalardo Micro and Nano Engineering Laboratories, “published an article in the journal, Nature Nanotechnology, describing a way to transform polyethylene into a material that conducts heat as well as most metals, yet remains an electrical insulator.”

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Boeing. predicts. world. market. for. 34,000. planes. through. 2031;. strongest. growth. in. Asia Boeing is raising its 20-year prediction for worldwide airplane sales to 34,000 jets, enough to double the size of the world’s fleet, as more people travel in China, India, and other emerging markets.

In addition, Utah was ranked first among western states for life science business per capita and second for overall industry growth by the Milken Institute. The Bureau of Labor Statistics noted in 2010 that Utah has the highest concentration of biomedical engineers in the country.

The airplane maker and defense contractor predicted that $4.5 trillion worth of planes will be sold. It will have to compete with Airbus and other competitors including Bombardier, Embraer, and China’s state-owned COMAC for those sales.

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The world’s airlines fly almost 20,000 planes today. That number is expected to rise to almost 40,000 by 2031, Boeing said. Boeing and Airbus are both speeding up production to meet a growing order backlog. Airbus, based in France, announced last month that it will begin assembling A320s in Alabama, with deliveries to begin in 2016. Boeing is speeding up production of its competing 737. Boeing said the Asia Pacific region will be the biggest market for new planes, with a potential for 12,030 aircraft there through 2031. The next biggest market is Europe with 7,760, and North America with 7,290. Tinseth said low-cost airlines are stimulating demand for air travel. Those airlines have been especially important in Asia, because they’re making air travel affordable for people who previously didn’t fly. Boeing predicted that global airline traffic will grow 5 percent a year for the next two decades. China’s expanding light rail service will steal some passengers from the airlines, Tinseth said. But the investment in rail as well as new airports should stimulate the economy there and air traffic — and demand for airplanes — will still grow, he said. The company expects half of all airline traffic to begin or end in the Asia Pacific region by 2031, up from 35 percent today.

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“As we look to the future, clearly the center of the marketplace will be the Asia-Pacific region,” Tinseth said. Boeing predicted that more than 23,000 of the 34,000 planes that will be sold will be single-aisle planes such as its 737 and the competing Airbus A320. It also predicted sales of 7,950 larger planes such as its new 787. Sales of each would total around $2 trillion, because the bigger planes cost more.

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Europe will be another wild card. A deep recession would hurt air travel, and the financial crisis could make it harder for airlines to borrow to buy planes. Tinseth said Boeing expects the European economy to be challenging for this year and next, with “a more normal condition” in 2014. “We do at times suffer through difficult times, but the market responds and rebounds very quickly, and we think the situation we see in Europe will be no exception to that,” he said.

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Bloomberg News reports Volvo Car Corp. “is seeking a partner that can help it build vehicles in North America.” Volvo Chief Executive Officer Stefan Jacoby said that cooperation “would ideally be with any carmaker that Volvo agrees to work with on sharing development costs on smaller cars.” Volvo, which Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. “bought from Ford Motor Co. (F) in August 2010 for $1.8 billion, has a target of almost doubling sales to 800,000 cars and sport-utility vehicles by 2020 from 449,255 deliveries in 2011. It plans to invest about $11 billion over the next several years, including construction of two car factories and an engine plant in China.”

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Designed to be carried in a pocket or small pack, the robot can be deployed by a dismounted soldier in less than five seconds for vital video and audio reconnaissance, in addition to helping identify hidden enemy combatants, IEDs, as well as the presence of civilians. Featuring an automatic, infrared optical system that provides clear, reconnaissance imagery even in total darkness, the robot can also be lowered into crawl spaces or caves to search for weapons caches and other hidden threats. More than 2,000 robots are currently deployed in Afghanistan, as well as used by the US.

L-3.Announces. First-Ever. Successful. Gun. Firing.of.Next-Generation.M-Code.GPS.Receiver L-3 Communications announced that its Interstate Electronics Corporation business successfully completed multiple test firings of its next-generation Military Code (M-Code) GPS receiver. This milestone represents a significant breakthrough in GPS receiver modernization and validates the unit’s survivability and performance

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The new weapons system will offer longer-range “smart” bombs guided by laser and GPS, Embraer said. With the Boeing weapons system on its Super Tucano fighter, Embraer aims to bolster its bid for a $355 million Air Force contract. The contract is for 20 light air support planes for the Afghan military’s counterinsurgency missions. Embraer and privately held partner Sierra Nevada won the contract in a prior round of bidding that the Air Force scrapped earlier this year after a lawsuit by rival Hawker Beechcraft.An Embraer spokesman said the company’s latest bid last month included the Boeing weapons system. Boeing’s new role as subcontractor on the Super Tucano reinforces growing ties between the U.S. and Brazilian aerospace and defense industries. The companies announced in June that they would collaborate on some aspects of developing Embraer’s KC-390 military transport and refueling jet. Boeing has also been working for years to land a Brazilian jet fighter contract, worth an initial $4 billion, for its F-18 Super Hornet.

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Manufacturers. Bringing. Operations. Back. To. US,. Consumers. Increasingly.Attuned.To. Source.Of.Purchases The Star Tribune reported, “Buy American is back. On the heels of the Great Recession and the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs, a growing number of customers are demanding products that support the US economy. The movement is manifesting itself in a number of ways: Buy American commercials have returned to the airwaves, stores are carrying more US-made goods and several domestic companies are moving their operations back to the” US.

3-D.Printing.Poised.To.Remake.Manufacturing The Wall Street Journal reported on 3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. Michael Hayes, a design engineer at Boeing, said should be able to make an airplane wing without cutting or bending any metal. Although additive manufacturing, has been around for a quarter of a century, the technology is mainly used for making models, prototypes and smaller products, such as hearing aids and hip implants. Now, the Journal reported, large manufacturers including Boeing and Honeywell Inc. are exploring ways to use the technology to make bigger pieces in higher volumes. A2Z METALWORKER

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Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Equipment and Services

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

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

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

Barfeeder Accessories Trusty-Cook_ ________ 877-240-2462 Boring Bars AIT______________ 800-321-3195 Marshall_Tool_&_Supply___ 602-269-6295 Micro_100_ _________ 208-888-7310 Seco_Tools_Inc.________ 248-528-5960 Chucks Marshall_Tool_&_Supply___ 602-269-6295 Seco_Tools_Inc.________ 248-528-5960 Cleanroom Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Shop_Tools,_Inc._ ______ 303-375-9190

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

CNC Lathe Accessories Trusty-Cook_ ________ 877-240-2462 CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook_ ________ 877-240-2462 Coolant Systems AIT______________ 800-321-3195 Blaser____________ 801-722-4095 DCM_Tech___________ 800-533-5339 Ebbco_Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 Fuchs_Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 760-580-1357 Marshall_Tool_&_Supply___ 602-269-6295

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


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Protective Computer Enclosures for the Industrial Environment

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

An ISO 9001 Company

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

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

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Mobile: 480‐320‐0308 

Bytebox Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Castrol__ __________ 800-894-7773 Christensen_Oil_ ______ 800-654-0438 DCM_Tech___________ 800-533-5339 Star_Metal_Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 EDM Materials & Supplies Blaser____________ 801-722-4095 Castrol____________ 800-894-7773 Christensen_Oil_ ______ 800-654-0438 Desert_EDM_Sales_____ 480-816-6300 EDM_Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 EDM_Perform._Access.____ 800-336-2946 Global_EDM__Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Star_Metal_Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 EDM: Dielectric Systems /Filtration Desert_EDM_Sales_____ 480-816-6300 Ebbco_Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901

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

Laser Accessories Castrol____________ 800-894-7773 Christensen_Oil_ ______ 800-654-0438 Laser Marking Equipment Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Liquid Penetrant Team_Industrial_Services___ 801-397-2202 Team_Industrial_Services___ 602-269-7868 Lubricants / Systems Blaser____________ 801-722-4095 Castrol____________ 800-894-7773 Christensen_Oil_ ______ 800-654-0438 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 760-580-1357 Marshall_Tool_&_Supply___ 602-269-6295 Qualichem,_Inc._ ______ 480-320-0308 Star_Metal_Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Blaser____________ 801-722-4095 922-1674

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

Gage-Lab Products G

Put Annda

Dimensional Gaging Specialists

Tim Zimmerman

phone (801)716-2972 fax

(8 (801)716-2975

c cell

(8 (801)918-8798


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

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

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

Forging Dies Toyo_Tanso_USA_ ______ 630-248-3885 Carbide Burning Toyo_Tanso_USA_ ______ 630-248-3885 Threaded Electrodes Toyo_Tanso_USA_ ______ 630-248-3885 GRINDING Grinding Filtration Ebbco_Inc_ _________800--809-3901 Grinding Machines DCM_Tech__________ 800-533-5339 Fuchs_Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Triad_Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Aircraft brake rotor DCM_Tech__________ 800-533-5339 A2Z METALWORKER

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


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

Mathew Evans Director of Sales and Marketing

7140 Engineer Rd. San Diego, CA 92111

Automatic Barfeeds of all Types

VP/General Manager

Grinders, Rotary Silicon & Quartz DCM_Tech__________ 800-533-5339 Manual Lathes & Mills AME,_Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Pedestals for Grinders Midaco___________847-593-8420 Sawing Machines AIT______________ 800-321-3195 Fuchs_Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools_ 800-952-0151 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Rocky_Mountain_Saw_Blades__303-761-3000_ Saw Replacement Parts Rocky_Mountain_Saw_Blades__303-761-3000 _ Tool Grinders Punch & Die DCM_Tech__________ 800-533-5339 _INSPECTION EQUIP Advanced_Coord._Tech_____ 303-469-6161 Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 Klontech_Indust._Sales____ 480-948-1871 OGP_ _ ___________ 480-889-9056 A2Z METALWORKER

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T Qual. Syst. Total 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 Fire Suppression Systems Firetrace_Intl_________ 480-544-4450 Gauging Equipment Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ___________ 480-889-9056 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Low Temp Instrumentation High_Precision_Devices_ _ 303-447-2558


Metrology Instruments Advanced Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Datum_Inspection_____ 602-997-1340 Gage Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ 480-948-1871 OGP OGP______ __________ 480-889-9056 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Optical Comparators Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Datum_Inspection_____ 602-997-1340 Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ___________ 480-889-9056 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Particle Inspection Mach DCM_Tech__________ 800-533-5339 Video Measuring Systems Advanced_Coordinate_Tech_ ___ 623-780-4137 Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ 480-948-1871 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 HARDWARE Horizon_Carbide_Tool___480-968-0957 Metal_Supermarkets_ __ 801-972-2441 Utah_Metal_Works,_Inc.__ 801-364-5679 METALS & MATERIALS AZ_Tool_Steel_LLC_ _____ 480-784-1600 Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466

Erickso Metals 877-543-6061 Erickson_Metals______877-543-6061 Metal_Supermarkets_ __ 801-972-2441 Ryerson__________303-227-6310 Samuel,_Son_&_Co._ __ 303-422-8282 Western_States_Metals_ _801-978-0562 Alloys: Corrosion Resistant Haynes_Intl__________ 713-937-7597 Alloys: High Temperature Haynes_Intl_ ________713-937-7597 Alloys: Nichel & Cobalt Haynes_Intl_ ________713-937-7597 Brass Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 Bronze Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Carbon Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 Metals: Bar & Plate AZ_Tool_Steel_LLC_ _____480-784-1600 Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 Mold Steel AZ_Tool_Steel_LLC_ _____480-784-1600 Nickel Alloys AZ_Tool_Steel_LLC_ _____480-784-1600 Marzee_Inc.________602-269-5801 Ryerson__________303-227-6310 _Plate-Precision Saw Cut Erickson_Metals______877-543-6061 A2Z METALWORKER

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P Pre-Honed Tube Western_States_Metals_ _801-978-0562 Rubber Marzee_Inc.________602-269-5801 Sheet Metal Self_Clinch_Direct_ ____ 801-746-2689 Stainless Steel AZ_Tool_Steel_LLC_ ____ 480-784-1600 Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Metal_Supermarkets_ __ 801-972-2441 Ryerson__________303-227-6310 Samuel,_Son_&_CO.____ 303-422-8282 Steel AZ_Tool_Steel_LLC________480-784-1600 Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Marzee_ __________ 602-269-5801 Metal_Supermarkets____801-972-2441 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 Samuel,_Son_&_CO.____ 303-422-8282 Titanium Tube & Pipe Haynes_Intl_ ________713-937-7597 Supra_Alloys,Inc_______805-388-2138 Titanium, Rod, Bar & Wire Supra_Alloys,Inc_______805-388-2138 Titanium, Sheet & Plate Supra_Alloys,Inc_______805-388-2138 Washers LeeSpring_________480-539-5704 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Erickson_Metals______ 877-543-6061 Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Haynes_Intl__________713-937-7597 Metal_Supermarkets_ __ 801-972-2441 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 Samuel,_Son_&_CO.____ 303-422-8282 Supra_Alloys,Inc_______805-388-2138 Western_States_Metals_ _ 801-978-0562 NEW MACHINERY CHIP CUTTING CNC Drilling/Tapping Methods_West_______ 602-437-2220 CNC Mills Action_Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 AME,_Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Foothills_Machinery____ 303-466-3777 Fuchs_Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Hartwig_Inc.________ 303-373-9450 J.M._Grisley_ _______ 801-486-7519 King_Machine_______ 208-345-9600

Methods_West_______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Smith_Machinery_Co_ ___801-263-6403 Todd_Machinery_______801-294-6390 Tornos_USA_ ________951-695-0342 Triad_Machine________303-424-0268 CNC Lathes Action_Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 AME,_Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Foothills_Machinery____ 303-466-3777 Fuchs_Machinery_ _____303-744-1205 J.M._Grisley_ _____ ______801-486-7519 Hartwig_Inc._________303-373-9450 King_Machine_______ 208-345-9600 Methods_West_______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ __303-571-4933 Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 Smith_Machinery_Co_ ___801-263-6403 Todd_Machinery_______801-294-6390 Triad_Machine________303-424-0268 CNC Swiss Turn Machines AME,_Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Methods_West_______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 Tornos_USA_ ______ 951-695-0342 Triad_Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Machines Action_Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 AME,_Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Desert_EDM_Sales_____ 480-816-6300 EDM_Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 Methods_West_______ 602-437-2220 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Smith_Machinery_Co_ __ 801-263-6403 Todd_Machinery______ 801-294-6390 Triad_Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Tooling Systems Desert_EDM_Sales_____ 480-816-6300 EDM_Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 EDM_Perform._Access.____ 800-336-2946 Global_EDM__Supply____ 480-836-8330 End Mills Helical_Solutions_ ____ 866-543-5422

NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION PrecisionFab_Inc._ ____303-779-9180 Band Saws AIT______________ 800-321-3195 Fabricating_Equip_Sales__ 303-466-7342 King_Machine_______ 208-345-9600 Marshall_Tool_&_Supply___ 602-269-6295 Band Saw Blades Echols_Saw_&_Supply_ ___ 602-278-3918 Bar Feeders Edge_Technologies______ 562-597-7824 Trusty-Cook_ ________ 877-240-2462 Cold Saws Fabricating_Equip_Sales___ 303-466-7342 CNC Punching Centers Fuchs_Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 PrecisionFab_Inc._ ____303-779-9180 S&S_Machinery_Sales___ 602-368-8542 Iron Workers AIT______________ 800-321-3195 Fabricating_Equip_Sales__ 303-466-7342 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools_ 800-952-0151 S&S_Machinery_Sales___ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutters Action_Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 Fuchs_Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 PrecisionFab_Inc._ ____303-779-9180 S&S_Machinery_Sales___ 602-368-8542 Sidley_Diamond_Tool_ __ 800-544-9070 Triad_Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Pipe &Tube Benders/Notchers Fabricating_Equip_Sales__ 303-466-7342 S&S_Machinery_Sales___ 602-368-8542 Plasma/Gas CuttingSystems Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 Plate Rolls Fabricating_Equip_Sales__ 303-466-7342 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools_ 800-952-0151 Press Brakes Fabricating_Equip_Sales__ 303-466-7342 Fuchs_Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools_ 800-952-0151 King_Machine_______ 208-345-9600

PrecisionFab_Inc._ ____303-779-9180 S&S_Machinery_Sales___ 602-368-8542 Shearing Machines Action_Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 Fabricating_Equip_Sales__ 303-466-7342 Fuchs_Machinery_ ____ 303-744-1205_ Jorgensen_Machine_Tools_ 800-952-0151 King_Machine_______ 208-345-9600 S&S_Machinery_Sales___ 602-368-8542 Turret Press Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 PrecisionFab_Inc._ ____303-779-9180 Welding Equipment Rocky_Mountain_Saw_Blades_ _303-761-3000 OTHER ACCESSORIES Fire Extinguishing Systems Firetrace_Intl_ _______ 480-544-4450 Fire Suppression Systems Firetrace_Intl_ _______ 480-544-4450 Tooling Systems Desert_EDM_Sales______ 480-816-6300 USA_EDM_Supply_ _____ 480-836-8330 PALLET SYSTEMS Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Automatic Door Opener Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Manual Rotary Pallet Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Robotic Part Loading Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 PROG. SYSTEMS Factory Automation/Logistics Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD AME,_Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Feature_Cam_ ______ 602-502-9654 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY 3D_Parts_To_Go________801-380-7935 RECYCLING Recyclable Metals Iron_&_Metals,_Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Utah_Metal_Works,_Inc.___801-364-5679 Scrap Metal Recycling Iron_&_Metals,_Inc_____ 303-292-5555


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

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 SERVICES AS9100 Certification ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 BMSC_ __________ 602-445-9400 MEP_ ___________ 801-863-7001 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642

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 Financing IEC_ __ __________ 303-593-0403 Intech_Funding_ ______480-699-2512 First Article Inspection Advanced_Coord._Tech______303-469-6161 Datum_Inspection_ _____ 602-997-1340 Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Heavyhaul IRH_ __ ___________801-972-5581 Injection Molding 3D_Parts_To_Go_ _____ 801-380-7935 Inspection Services Advanced_Coord._Tech______303-469-6161 Datum_Inspection_ _____ 602-997-1340 Team_Industrial_Services___ 801-397-2202 Team_Industrial_Services___ 602-269-7868 Insurance Services Sentry_Insurance_ ____ 303-619-4476 Lean Consulting ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Machine Repair/Servicing Jorgensen_Machine_Tools__800-952-0151

ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC__ _____________ 602-445-9400 Gladhill_Associates_______719-495-8045 MEP_ _ ____________801-863-7001 Orion_Registrar__ _______303-645-4017 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 ISO Registrar Orion_Registrar__ _______303-645-4017 Lean Manufacturing MEP_ _ ____________ 801-863-7001 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Machine Tool Rebuilding EDM_Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 Process Improvement BMSC__ _____________ 602-445-9400 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Rapid Prototyping 3D_Parts_To_Go_ _____ 801-380-7935

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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 Reverse Engineering CNC/Conventional Machining Advanced_Coord._Tech______303-469-6161 Davis_Applied_Tech_College___801-593-2483 Diversified_Metal_Services____801-972-6093 Machining Software Klontech_Measure_Sol_____480-626-8131 Davis_Applied_Tech_College___801-593-2483 Rigging IRH_ _____________801-972-5581 USED MACHINERY Spindle Rebuilding EDM_Network_ ________ 480-836-1782 GMN_USA_ _________ 800-686-1679 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools___800-952-0151 Setco-Pope_Spindles______866-362-0699 King_Maching_______ 208-345-9600 Staffing K.D._Capital_Equipment____480-922-1674 Resource_Mfg_________801-265-1999 Statistical Process Control Methods_West_________602-437-2220 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 PrecisionFab_Inc._ ____303-779-9180

Calibration Services Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Klontech_Industrial_ ____480-948-1871 Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 SHOP FLOOR AUTOMAConsultant, ISO TION ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Hardware: USB MAG Particle BMSC_ __________ 602-445-9400 Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox MEP_ ___________ 801-863-7001 Team_Industrial_Services___ 801-397-2202 Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Team_Industrial_Services___ 602-269-7868 Scheduling Western_States_Calibration_ 801-466-1700 Process Improvement/ Audit Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 Calibration: Repair & Certify ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Serial Port Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 BMSC__ _____________ 602-445-9400 Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Calibration Services Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825_ X-Ray Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Software:CNC Networking Klontech_Industrial_ ____480-948-1871 Certified_Inspection_Service_ _602-267-0661 Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Semiray____________602-275-1917 Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 Team_Industrial_Services___ 801-397-2202 RS232 Cabling Calibration Training Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Team_Industrial_Services___ 602-269-7868 Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 A2Z METALWORKER

Transportation IRH_ _____________801-972-5581

S&S_Machinery_Sales_____602-368-8542 WATERJET CUTTING MACHINERY Action_Machine________303-532-2900 Fabricating_Equip_Sales___ 303-466-7342 FLOW_Intl.___________909-620-5707 Global_EDM__Supply_____480-836-8330 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools___800-952-0151 King_Machine_______ 208-345-9600 OMAX_Corp_________800-838-0343 Triad_Machine_______ 303-424-0268 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco_Inc_ ______ 800--809-3901

Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

ASSEMBLIES Bar-S_Machine_________ 928-636-2115 Dayton_Rogers_ _______ 763-717-6303 Prescott’s_Manufacturing___ 719-482-5826 Riegert_Precision_Machine_ _ 208-442-1999 Superior_Metal_Products___ 303-791-7550 Wasatch_Laser_Processing___801-972-3500 Welded Assemblies Weiser/Mile_High_Precision_ 303-280-2778 BENDING JQ_Enterprises__________801-975-0777 Mandrel Bending BK_Machine_Inc.________801-253-1929 BRAZING Precision_Casting_Repair_ __ 801-972-2345 BROACHING Ponderosa_Ind_________303-298-1801 Prec._Mach’d_Products__970-482-7676 Specialty_Steel_Services___ 801-539-8252 Turning: Automatic Matrix_Machine________480-966-4451 COATING Coating: Liquid Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 800-677-8881

● Complex Stampings ● On Time Delivery ● Quality Assurance

● Difficult Assemblies ●Contract Mfg. ●Design Assistance

Mark Erickson ● General Manager 763-717-6303

Plastic Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146 Pilkington_Metal_Finishing_ ImageTek_ __________ 303-806-8111 Coating: Nickel/Teflon/ Chrome DESIGN/ CAD/CAM Coating_Technologies____623-581-2648 Bar-S_Machine_________ 928-636-2115 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 H&_S_Machine_________ 801-755-7627 DIE CASTING LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Watkins_Tool_&_Supply_ __ 303-295-9603 Coating_Technologies____623-581-2648 DIES Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Micro-Tronics,_Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 COLD SPRAY EDM Accuwright_Industries____480-892-9595 EDM: Dialectric Systems COMPOSITES /Filtration S.A._Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Ebbco_Inc_ __________ 586-716-5151 CUTTING EDM: Drilling Small Hole Bandsaw Cutting BK_Machine_Inc.______801-253-1929 Echols_Saw_&_Supply_ ____602-278-3918 Micro-Tronics,_Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995

Micropulse 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 Nuclear_Filter_Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Prec._Mach’d_Products____ 970-482-7676 EDM: Wire Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 Foremaster_Tool_______801-737--0265 Innovative_Precision_____ 801-334-6317 Micro-Tronics,_Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Micropulse_West_______ 480-966-2300 Nuclear_Filter_Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount_Machine_ ___ 801-282-2755 H&R_Precision_________801-975-7400 Jet_Processing________ 623-869-6749 LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 FINISHING METCO_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Operose_Manufacturing___ 303-833-5967 Phoenix_Heat_Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 Precision_Mach’d_Prod____ 970-482-7676 • 63 • July/Aug 2012 63 •July/Aug 2011


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

LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Pilkington_Metal_Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Silk Screening Arizona_Finishing______602-438-4443 Hand Deburring: Precision Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Potting/Encapsulation Industrialex_ ______ 303-456-6847 Liquid Painting Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Wet Paint/CARC MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Passivation Certified_Inspection_Service___602-267-0661 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Coating_Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Aero_Tech________ 801-292-0493 Jet_Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 FOUNDRY METCO_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 May_Foundry_&_Machine_ 801-531-8931 State_Brass_Foundry_&_Mach._ 801-467-9461 Powder Coating GAS NITRIDING Arizona_Finishing______602-438-4443 Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 Superior_Grinding______801-487-9700 De-Rusting Glass Bead Clean Coating_Technologies_ ___623-581-2648


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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

Steel_Services_Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior_Grinding______ 801487-9700 Superior_Metal_Products___ 303-791-7550 Grinding, Blanchard Diversified_Metal_Services__ 801-972-6093 Steel_Services_Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior_Grinding______ 801487-9700 GRINDING Grinding, Centerless AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Grinding: OD Davis_Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Diversified_Metal_Services__ 801-972-6093 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Micro-Tronics,_Inc_ _____602-437-8995 GMN_USA_ ________ 800-686-1679 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Prec._Mach’d_Products_____970-482-7676 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Superior_Grinding______ 801487-9700 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Superior_Metal_Products___303-791-7550

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

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

Grinding: Surface ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Superior_Grinding______ 801487-9700 GALVANIZING Jordan_River_Galvanizing__801-282-9375 ELECTROPOLISHING Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 ENGINEERING/DESIGN AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Davis_Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Fabrication: Enclosures Nuclear_Filter_Tech_____303-384-9785 Falcon_Sheet_Metal___ 801-298-5064 Graphite Services Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818_ Micro-Tronics,_Inc_ _____602-437-8995 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 FABRICATION Fabrication: Aero_Tech_ _______ 801-292-0493 Medium & Large Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod_ 303-427-6419 Arrow_Sheet_Metal_ __ 303-427-6419 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 EMJD_Corp_ ______ 303-761-5236

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

MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Weiser/Mile_High_Precision_ 303-280-2778 Wrico_ ___________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel EMJD_Corp_ _______303-761-5236 Falcon_Sheet_Metal___ 801-298-5064 Precision Electronic Sheet Metal D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 FINISHING Arizona_Finishing______602-438-4443 Coating_Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Foresight_Finishing_ ____ 480-921-0000 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Galvanizing: Hot Dip Jordan_River_Galvanizing__801-282-9375 Galvanizing: Zinc Jordan_River_Galvanizing__801-282-9375 • 65 • July/Aug 2012 65 •July/Aug 2011


A Veteran-Owned Small Business

Shawn Carlin

Passivation Gold_Tech_Industries_____ 480-968-1930 Polishing Gold_Tech_Industries_____ 480-968-1930 Selective Coatings ImageTek_ __________303-806-8111 FORMING D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Wasatch_Laser_Processing__801-972-3500 HEAT TREATING Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 Phoenix_Heat_Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 Pilkington_Metal_Finishing__801-972-2146 Reata_Engineering_&_Mach._ 303-936-1350 Temperature_Processing___ 303-772-0250 Custom Temperature_Processing___ 303-772-0250 Cryogenics Temperature_Processing___ 303-772-0250 Aluminum Temperature_Processing___ 303-772-0250 Nitriding Temperature_Processing___ 303-772-0250 Vibrational Stress TestingTemperature_Processing___ 303-772-0250 INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech_Measure_Sol____ 480-626-8131 A2Z METALWORKER

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Inspection Services Klontech Klontech_Measure_Sol____ 480-626-8131 Micropulse_West_______480-966-2300 Micropulse Sustaining_Edge_Solutions_ _888-572-9642 Sustaining IRON STITCHING Precision_Casting_Repair__801-972-2345 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod_303-427-6419 EMJD_Corporation_____303-761-5236 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 Laser_Concepts_Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Wasatch_Laser_Processing__801-972-3500 Wesco_Laser_Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Non-Metal Wesco_Laser_Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Wasatch_Laser_Processing__801-972-3500 Wesco_Laser_Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 EMI/RFI Shielding Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Laminating Wesco_Laser_Mchg.___303-765-5916 Laser Engraving 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.____ 303-295-1544 Laser Marking 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.____ 303-295-1544 LINE TOOLING Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999 MACHINING Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494

Apex_Engineering_____ Ap Engineering 435-713-0072 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Mountain_View_Machine_ _435-755-0500 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 R&H_Machine_________801-621-7922 RD_Machine_&_MFg____ 801-977-0447 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Riegert_Precision_Machine_ 208-442-1999 Skydandee_Mfg______ 801-774-8031 St._Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Superior_Metal_Products____303-791-7550 Machining: 3D Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 Micropulse_West_______480-966-2300 Machining: 5 Axis 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.____303-295-1544 5th_Axis_Fixtures______ 858-505-0432 Accutech_Machine______ 801-975-1117 Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Cling’s_Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Faustson___________303-420-7422 Nuclear_Filter_Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 S.A._Composites________ 970-776-3877 St._Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Superior_Metal_Products_ 303-791-7550 Machining: Aerospace Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450

Matrix_Machine_____ 480-966-4451 Matrix_Machine_____ 480-966-4451 Micropulse_West_______480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics,_Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Mountain_View_Machine_ _435-755-0500 Nuclear_Filter_Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount_Machine_ ___801-282-2755 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ponderosa_Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision_Mach’d_Products_ 970-482-7676 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Prescott’s_Mfg________ 719-482-5826 Quick_Turn_Precision_____801-334-6800 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Reata_Engineering_&_Mach._ 303-936-1350 RD_Machine_&_MFg____ 801-977-0447 Skydandee_Mfg______ 801-774-8031 St._Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Superior_Metal_Products_ 303-791-7550 Machining: CNC 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.____303-295-1544 Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 Accutech_Machine______ 801-975-1117 American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S_Machine_______ 928-636-2115 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929

Cling’s_Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Davis_Manufacturing___ 303-762-0550 Davis_Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 DMSI___________801-972-6093 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Foremaster_Tool_____ 801-737--0265 H&R_Precision_______ 801-975-7400 H&_S_Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Innovative_Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Leading_Edge_Machine__ 435-563-9425 _Maverick_Mold_&_Machine_ 970-535-4604 Micro-Tronics,_Inc_____ 602-437-8995 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Operose_Manufacturing___ 303-833-5967 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Premac_Precision_Mach’g_719-784-9434 R&H_Machine_________801-621-7922 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Reata_Eng.&_Mach_ ___ 303-936-1350 Riegert_Precision_Machine_ 208-442-1999 St._Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Superior_Metal_Products_ 303-791-7550 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Machining: Contract American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Paramount_Machine_ ___801-282-2755 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Skydandee_Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Machining: DoD CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Machining: Laser AzMark_ __________480-926-8969

3762 Imperial St. Unit A Frederick, CO 80516

Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 “Precision Machining Solutions for Industry” Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Robert Bergstrom President Bar-S_Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Phone: (303) 702-1529 x 103 819 So. Lincoln Street BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 P. O. Box 1066 Fax: (303) 702-1534 Email: Longmont, CO 80502 Website: RFQ Email: Cling’s_Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 Davis_Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Davis_Manufacturing_ Davis Manufacturing ___303-762-0550 303-762-0550 Machining: Plastic Faustson___________303-420-7422 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 ImageTek_ _________ 303-806-8111 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Foremaster_Tool______ 801-737--0265 Foremaster_Tool______ 801-737--0265 Machining: Production Gerome_Mfg________520-622-8402 Innovative_Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Innovative_Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 Matrix_Machine______ 480-966-4451 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Leading_Edge_Machine_ _ 435-563-9425 Paramount_Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Davis_Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Micropulse_West______ 480-966-2300 Reata_Engineering_&_Mach_ 303-936-1350 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Mountain_View_Machine_ 435-755-0500 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Newport_Tool_ _______801-295-7411 Machining:Medical H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Nuclear_Filter_Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 Innovative_Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Premac_Precision_Mach’g_ 719-784-9434 Quick_Turn_Precision_ __ 801-334-6800 Prescott’s_Mfg________ 719-482-5826 Newport_Tool_ _______801-295-7411 R&H_Machine_________801-621-7922 Machining: Milling Paramount_Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 Radtech_ _________ 303-789-4247 American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Ponderosa_Ind________ 303-298-1801 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Cling’s_Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Premac_Precision_Mach’g_719-784-9434 Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Prescott’s_Mfg_______ 719-482-5826 Skydandee_Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Mountain_View_Machine__435-755-0500 R&H_Machine_________801-621-7922 S.A._Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 St._Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Ponderosa_Ind________ 303-298-1801 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Superior_Metal_Products_ 303-791-7550 Prec._Mach’d_Products__970-482-7676 Reata_Engineering_&_Mach_ 303-936-1350 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Machining: Precision Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.___ 303-295-1544 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Machining: Mold Base American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Machining: Prototype Maverick_Mold_&_Machine___970-535-4604 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.____303-295-1544 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Machining: Mold Making Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 R&H_Machine_________801-621-7922 Accutech_Machine______ 801-975-1117 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 St. Vrain Manufacturing, Inc.


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MicroMetals MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Newport_Tool_ _______801-295-7411 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ponderosa_Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision_Machined_Prod.__ 970-482-7676 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999 Superior_Metal_Products___303-791-7550 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Machining: R & D American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Micro-Tronics,_Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 Premac_Precision_Mach’g_719-784-9434 Prescott’s_Mfg_______ 719-482-5826 Reata_Engineering_&_Mach._ 303-936-1350 A2Z METALWORKER

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Superior_Metal_Products___ 303-791-7550 Wasatch_Laser_Processing__801-972-3500 Machining: Swiss Bar-S_Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Machining: Turning American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Bar-S_Machine_______ 928-636-2115 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Leading_Edge_Machine_ __ 435-563-9425 Mountain_View_Machine___ 435-755-0500 Operose_Manufacturing___ 303-833-5967 Prec_Mach’d_Products_ ___ 970-482-7676

MOLDING: RUBBER Premac_Precision_Mach’g_719-784-9434 Micro-Tronics,_Inc_____ 602-437-8995 Quick_Turn_Precision_ __801-334-6800 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 MOLDING: ARC Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Watkins_Tool_&_Supply__303-295-9603 Wesco_Laser_Mchg______ 303-765-5916 MOLDS Machining: Ultra-Precision Colorado_Tool_Design_Inc_ 720-218-5246 Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Lifetime_Products_____ 801-728-1260 Maverick_Mold_&_Machine_ 970-535-4604 Machining: Waterjet Prescott’s_Manufacturing_719-482-5826 Colorado_Waterjet_ ___970-532-5404 Quick_Turn_Precision_ __801-334-6800 Molds: Blow MANUFACTURING Lifetime_Products_____ 801-728-1260 Group_Mfg_Serv______480-966-3952 Molds: Plastic Injection Prescott’s_Manufacturing_719-482-5826 Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Maverick_Mold_&_Machine_ 970-535-4604 Composites S.A._Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Micro-Tronics,_Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Watkins_Tool_&_Supply_ _ 303-295-9603 Contract Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Molds: DieCast Design Manufacturing: Electrode Colorado_Tool_Design_Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Wire-Tech_ ________ 480-966-1591 Molds: Injection Design Production Colorado_Tool_Design_Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Aero_Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 BK_Machine_Inc.______801-253-1929 Molds: Trim Die Design EMJD_Corporation_____303-761-5236 Colorado_Tool_Design_Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Molds Steel Laser_Concepts_Inc.____ 801-280-7723 Prescott’s_Manufacturing_719-482-5826 DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Aero_Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 Robotic CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Arizona_Finishing_____602-438-4443 Routering CNC ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Jet_Processing____ 623-869-6749x117 Small Part Mil Spec Painting Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Turnkey Product Services PAINTING Aero_Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Accuwright_Industries___480-892-9595 PARTS: MISC. METAL INJECTION Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 MOLDING (MIM) AFT_ ____________ 303-833-6112 PLATING METAL STAMPING Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Hi-Production Precision Foresight_Finishing_ ____ 480-921-0000 Stamping Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038 METCO_Metal_Finishing__ 602-276-4120 Blanchard_Metals_Proc.__ 801-972-5590 METALIZING ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 Accuwright_Industries___480-892-9595 A2Z METALWORKER

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Specializing in laser welding, precision welding and microwelding of dies, molds and other tooling.

LA_Specialties_______ LA Specialties 602-269-7612 Anodizing Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Jet_Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Pilkington_Metal_Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Gold/Silver Plate Foresight_Finishing_ ____ 480-921-0000 Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 Nickel/Chrome Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 Tin Plate Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930

SAW CUTTING Diversified Diversified_Metal_Services__ 801-972-6093 SHOT PEENING Blanchard Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 SPINNING: METAL 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 Dayton_Rogers_ ______ 763-717-6303 Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038 POLISHING Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 Weiser/Mile_High_Prec._303280-2778 LA_Specialties_______ 602-269-7612 Stamping:Aerospace PRECISION FORMING Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Richards_Fab________801-409-0392 Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038 Stamping:Assembly PRINTING Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Custom Screen Stamping:Bending ImageTek__________303-806-8111 Pacific_Metal_Stampings_ __ 661-257-7656 PROCESSING: METAL Stamping:Design Chemical Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 PUNCHING Weiser/Mile_High_Prec._303280-2778 Group_Manufacturing_Serv_ 480-966-3952 Stamping:Flat Forming Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 REPAIR Stamping: Light Bearing Surface Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Denver_Machine_Shop____303-295-6000 Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Hydraulic Cylinder SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Denver_Machine_Shop____303-295-6000 Stamping:Precision ROLL FORMING Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Rolling: thread Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038 Stamping:Prototype ROUTERING, CNC Micropulse_West_______480-966-2300 Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129

Stamping:Short Run Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 SWISS SCREW MCHG. Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106 Screwing: Lead Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 TAPPING Laser_Concepts_Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 TEST FIXTURES Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999 TESTING Testing: Non-Destructive Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 Jet_Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Pilkington_Metal_Finishing___ 801-972-2146 THERMAL SPRAY Accuwright_Industries____480-892-9595 TOOL & DIE Foremaster_Tool______ 801-737--0265 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 Cling’s_Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Formed Tubing Cling’s_Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Tube Bending /Fabrication Cling’s_Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 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 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Mountain_View_Machine_ _435-755-0500 Quick_Turn_Precision_____801-334-6800

Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod___ 303-427-6419 D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 Davis_Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Dayton_Rogers_ ______ 763-717-6303 Denver_Machine_Shop____303-295-6000 H&_S_Machine_______ 801-755-7627 JQ_Enterprises________ 801-975-0777 Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 Laser_Concepts_Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Mountain_View_Machine_ _435-755-0500 Precision_Casting_Repair_ _801-972-2345 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Quick_Turn_Precision_____801-334-6800 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Wasatch_Laser_Processing__801-972-3500 Weiser/Mile_High_Prec._303280-2778 Weldtech,_Inc______303-828-WELD Welding: Aluminum Medium & Large MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Skyline_Products________719-392-9046 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Welding: Dies/Molds Weldtech,_Inc______303-828-WELD Welding: Laser Nuclear_Filter_Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Welding: Micro Weldtech,_Inc______303-828-WELD Welding: Orbital Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Welding: Precision Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod___ 303-427-6419 D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 Davis_Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Weiser/Mile_High_Prec._303280-2778 Weldtech,_Inc______303-828-WELD Welding: TIG Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod___ 303-427-6419 Mountain_View_Machine___ 435-755-0500_

WELDING WIRE FORMING Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 A2Z METALWORKER A2Z METALWORKER

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Index of Advertisers 4 Axis Machining, Inc...65 5th Axis Fixtures...55,60 Able Machine & Engineering...68 ABS Quality Evaluations...51,62 Accutech Machine Inc...65 Accuwright Ind....67 Action Machine....57 Advanced Coordinate Tech...58 Advanced Machining Inc...66 Aero Tech Mfg...64 AFT...68 AgieCharmilles...23 AIT...39,59 AllWorld Machinery Supply..12,58 Amcon...56 AME, Inc...58 Anchor Danly...8 APEX Engineering...66 Arizona Finishing...66 AZ Tool Steel...63 Arrow Sheet Metal...65 AZMark Aerospace...63 Bar-S Machine, Inc...64 Bemsco...64 BK Machine Inc...69 Blanchard Metals Proc...64 Blaser Swisslube...58 BMSC...48,62 Bytebox...58 Canyon State Oil ...57,58,72 Castrol ...59,60,72 ChemResearch...65 Christensen Oil...72 Cling’s Manufacturing...66 CM Manufacturing...67 Coastal Metals...10,60 Coating Technologies...65 Collins Metal Finishing...65 Colorado Tool Design, Inc...66 Colorado Waterjet...66 Cygnet Stamping...65 D&B Precision Products...64 Datum Inspection Services...60 Davis Applied Tech College...59 Davis Manufacturing...67 Dayton Rogers...63 DCM Tech...38,57 Delltronics...64 Denver Machine Shop...64 Desert EDM Sales...60 Design2Part...54 A2Z METALWORKER

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DMSI...63 Kustom Koncepts...64 Ebbco Inc...58 L.A. Specialties...64 Echols Saw and Supply...57 L.A.R. Manufacturing...63 Edge Technologies...60 Laser Concepts...66 EDM Network...17,59 Leading Edge Machine...66 EDM Performance Accessories...59 Lifetime Products, Inc...24-25,64 EMJD Corp....65 Marshall Tool...31,59 Erickson Metals...57 Marzee...55,65 Fabricating Equipment Sales..52,59 Matrix Machine Inc...64,65 Fadal CNC...18,58 Maverick Mold & Machine...63 Falcon Sheet Metal...67 May Foundry & Machine...63 Faustson...34,64 MEP...59 Firetrace...61 Metal Spinning...64 Flow Intl...57 Metal Supermarkets...27,59 Focused On Machining...66 Metco Metal Finishing...68 Foothills Machinery..11,57 Methods ...57 Foremaster Tool...67 Micro-Tronics Inc..16,63 Foresight Finishing...65 Micro 100...1,32-33,38,58 Frontier Metal Stamping...68 MicroMetals..64 Fuchs Machinery...57,59 Micropulse West ...63 Gage Lab Products...59 Midaco..42,60 Ganesh Machinery...19 Monckton Mach...2,36,37,57,61 Gladhill Assoc...51,57 Mountain View...63 Global EDM Supply...58 Muratec...59 GMN USA...58 Newport Tool...67 Gold Tech Industries...63 NFT..68 Group Manufacturing...64 Ogden-WeberTech College...59 H&R Precision...64 OGP...58 HAAS Automation...2,57 Omax...57 Hangsterfers...58 Operose Manufacturing...67 Hartwig...15,57 Orion Registrar...59 Haynes Intl...60 Pacific Metal Stampings...69 Helical...59 Paramount Machine...64 Horizon Carbide...59 Peterson Machining...67 Howell Precision...40,65 Phoenix Heat Treating...66 HPMP....48,68 Pilkington Metal Finishing...65 IEC...35,61,62 Pinnacle Precision..67 Image Tek...65 Ponderosa Industries...66 Industrialex...63 Precision Casting Repair...63 Industrial Heat Treat Co...65 Precision Die & Stamping...44-46,69 Innovative Precision...63 PrecisionFab Inc...60 Intech Funding Corp...29 Precision Mach’d Products...68 IRH...60 Precision Tech...67 Iron & Metals, Inc...14,60 Premac Machining...68 J.M. Grisley...13,57 Premier Precision...66 Jet Processing...67 Prescott’s Mfg...63 Jordan River Galvanizing...67 Prime Axis Machine...20 Jorgensen Machine Tools ...57,60 ProSalez...62 JQ Enterprises...68 Qualichem...58 K.D. Capital Equipment...59 Quick Turn Precision...68 King Machine...19,60 R&H Machine...66 Radtech..67 Klontech Industrial..58,59

RD Machine...68 Reata Eng. & Machine...65 ResourceMfg...43,64 Richards Fab...64 Riegert Precision Machine...63 RMTMA...52 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...50,60 Roentgen USA...60 Ron Grob CO....65 Ryerson...9,59,60 SA Composites...63 S&S Machinery...58 Samuel Son & CO..7,49,60 Sandvik...57 Seco Tools Inc...58 Self Clinch Direct...22,59 Sentry Insurance...34,62 Setco Spindles & Slides...58 Shop Floor Automations...59 Shop Tools, Inc..30,58 Skydandee Mfg...63 Smith Machinery Co..57,71 Specialty Steel Serv....42,64 SPRING WORKS Utah...68 St. Vrain Manufacturing...67 Star Metal Fluids...3,57,58,59 Star Precision...64 State Brass Foundry & Machine...64 Superior Grinding..26,65 Superior Metal Products...68 Supra Alloys, Inc...60 Sustaining Edge Solutions...58 TCI Precision Metals...47 Team Industrial Services..57 Temp Processing...28,64 Todd Machinery...40,57 Tool Design...64 Total Quality Systems...58 Tornos...21,57 Toyo Tanso USA...58 Triad Machinery...58 Trusty Cook...41,62 Universal Laser Systems...28 Utah Metal Works, Inc...36,60 Wasatch Laser Forming...67 Watkins Tool & Supply...53,62 Weiser/Mile High Precision...69 Weldtech, Inc...69 Wesco Laser Machining...65 Western States Calibration...59,61 Western States Metals...59 Wrico Stamping...65

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