Vol. 6, No. 1 Jan/Feb 2013
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“I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.” Andrew Carnegie As we are reading on a daily basis, and timely after the president’s inaugural speech, it is clear our political leaders aren’t advocates of the principles of compromise.
In its true form,Webster’s dictionary defines compromise as “An amicable agreement between parties in controversy, to settle their differences by mutual concessions.”
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You often hear about the merits of compromise - it is one of the most frequently used words in average evening news. “Unions compromised with the company”, “the department of transport reached a compromise with the pressure group”, etc.
In fact, compromise is something we do everyday. If we are married, in a relationship, have children, have friends, belong to a team or association, go to work with others -- if we don’t compromise we will never be successful in life. Imagine never bending from your desires and principles.You would be a very lonely person in life...alone in your satisfaction with always winning at the expense of others.
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Martin Luther King, Jr., who would have celebrated his 84th birthday last month if he were still living, once said that the people in our country “must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” Hum.
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The US Democrat and Republican elected officials typically proceed from the same premise - that they should be in charge of the people, that they should be directing people’s (our) lives. It appears that our elected officials have walked away from a historic opportunity to reduce the deficit because of their obsessive insistence that not one penny come from higher revenues. Interestingly, with the discussion of higher taxes for the rich, or higher taxes for all, recent polls suggest that the American people are not so obstinate and are more than willing to accept some increase in taxes to reduce the deficit. There is a high degree of consistency in every poll I could find on this topic. Some showed a willingness margin of 2:1. If the US budget problem were a household problem, wouldn’t one consider both reducing spending and increasing revenues to solve the problem?Yes, I would cut down my expenses, by prioritizing my spending and cutting out those things that were luxuries, and I might also have to get another job in order to increase my revenue stream if I could not solve my problems through cutting expenses. Let us all look within ourselves to be better at compromise. And let us hope that our political representatives begin to see that a compromise that helps to fulfill the ultimate goal, United States solvency, is in the best interest of every single person in this great United States. Until next issue, I wish you success, compromise, and happiness, and God Bless our Troops!
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CONTRIBUTORS Kim Carpenter Gene Wirth Chris Seay Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 6500 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 www.azmetalworker.com. 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 J.M..Grisley.Machine.Tools.Service.Technician. Wins.Award.For.Exemplary.Service! Doosan has Recognized Dave Allen of J.M. Grisley Machine Tools as an Exemplary Dealer Service Technician. Dave is being recognized for his excellent reputation in field service and his commitment to training. In 2012, Dave spent 2 weeks at the Doosan factory in Pusan, South Korea and another week in Doosan headquarter for comprehensive maintenance training. JMG is committed to having the best trained service force in the market. For more information on J.M. Grisley Machine Tools, contact them at 801-554-7830.
SPRINGWORKS. Utah.Achieves.AS9100. Rev.. C.Certification! Spring Works Utah is pleased to announce that they recently certified to the AS9100 Revision C Standard. The company has been certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard for the past 6 years. Eli Mongeon, Vice President of the company, says, “The AS9100 Revision C Standard was a natural progression we felt we needed to take in order to better serve our aerospace customers throughout the world. Our customers, new and old, will appreciate that we have been proactive in achieving this certification in advance of many others in the industry.” Spring Works Utah has specialized in the manufacture of springs, wire forms, and stampings for any conceivable industrial application for nearly 30 years. The team at Spring Works Utah has the ability to help solve complex component problems, help improve products and processes, and produce and deliver a wide range of precision components reliably and at the right price. For more information, contact Spring Works Utah by phone at 801298-0113, by email at email@example.com, or via their website at www.springworksutah.com.
Star.Metal.Fluids.Adds.New.Member.to.Team. to.Support.Utah,.Idaho.and.Wyoming! Jason Hicken has joined the Star Metal Fluids sales team with primary responsibility for Utah with extended coverage into Idaho and Wyoming. Jason has worked the past nine years with a primary Utah supplier A2Z METALWORKER
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Rocky. Mountain.Tooling. and. Machining. Association.(RMTMA).Welcomes.its.Newest. Members! The Rocky Mountain Tooling and Machining Association (RMTMA) is pleased to announce its newest members. Organized Light Technology, Inc. Organized Light Technology’s professional services include Laser Engraving, Laser Etching and Laser Marking on just about any material known. We also offer Laser Welding for most metals and some plastics as well as Laser Drilling and Laser Cutting services. We are “Focused on Service”. With over 18 years of experience utilizing industrial lasers, we can handle any task great or small. Our quality record is the best you will find and we think you will like our pricing structure as well. For more information, call Matt or Tiffany Brown at 719-667-0688 or visit their website at www.organizedlight.com D & R CNC Machining Inc. D& R CNC Machining was founded by brothers Robert and Darek Bruzgo. Like a well-built machine, our company works together to provide you with the highest quality parts and exemplary service. Together, we have over 100 years of experience in manufacturing, mechanical and civil engineering. Both Darek and Robert are degreed engineers, graduating with a BS Engineering, mechanical specialty Announcements Continued Page 8
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Solar.Atmospheres.Welcomes.New.Regional. Sales.Manager Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) has named John (Jack) Giacobbi as their new Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Giacobbi will manage established accounts and develop new business in the MidAnnouncements Continued Page 10
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Sandvik.Coromant.Adopts.ISO.13399 Cutting tool and tooling systems manufacturer Sandvik Coromant has adopted the ISO 13399 standard for simplifying cutting tool data representation and exchange. Customer benefits include lower cost for tool information management and more accurate and efficient use of manufacturing resources. For example, there is no longer any need to change existing programming settings to use Sandvik Coromant tooling. ISO 13399, an international standard for the computer-interpretable representation and exchange of industrial product data, was developed jointly by Sandvik Coromant, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, French Cetim (technical center for mechanical engineers) and other players in the metal cutting sector. Its aim is to offer a mechanism that is able to describe product data pertaining to cutting tools, independent of any specific system. This makes it suitable not only for neutral file exchange, but also as a basis for implementing and sharing product databases and archiving. A2Z METALWORKER
Seco, a leading provider of advanced metalcutting solutions for the manufacturing industry, received the honor for upholding the highest quality human resources initiatives, including employee engagement, worklife balance, open-door policies, training programs and employee events. According to Dan Sikora, director of operations and human resources, the company makes recruiting and retaining talented employees a top priority, which is critical in a time when skilled workers within the manufacturing sector are at a premium. Seco offers several programs to reward dedicated, responsible and creative employees, as well as fosters an environment that listens to employees. In addition to this national recognition, Corp! Magazine recently listed Seco as one of “Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.” This 2012 honor marks the fourth year in a row where the magazine has recognized Seco for providing a highly motivating and rewarding work experience to employees. For more information, please contact Lisa Seidl, firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.secotools.com/us.
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The report also predicted by 2030 the US will be importing only 1% of its yearly energy needs, versus 30% in 2005.
Lockheed. Martin. Receives. $755M. Contract. For. Production. Of. PAC-3.Missiles. Lockheed Martin received a contract totaling $755 million from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for hardware and services associated with the combat-proven PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment program. The contract includes Fiscal Year 2013 (FY’13) missile and command launch system production for the U.S. Army and a follow-on sale of the PAC-3 Missile to Taiwan. In 2009, Taiwanbecame the fifth international customer for the PAC-3 Missile. The contract includes production of 168 hit-to-kill PAC-3 Missiles, 27 launcher modification kits A2Z METALWORKER
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Physicist. Sees. Solar. Energy. Use.In.Off-Grid.Applications. In.Future The “SciGuy” blog in the Houston Chronicle carries an essay by Seamus Curran, a physicist at the University of Houston, who writes about the future of solar energy. Curran believes that solar energy will be able to meet the electricity needs of the US. He says the US was “behind the rest of the world when it came to solar cell manufacturing” in 2003 but has now become a “real competitive player” in the solar industry.
Testing techniques that may lead to robotic tenders that can refuel and repair satellites in orbit, NASA begins new manipulations of the International Space Station robotic arm known as Dextre. If Dextre can do it, NASA says even satellites not designed to be refueled may one day be, and that would be a huge cost savings over building and launching new ones.
Curran says the US has made progress by “looking at other micro materials other than silicon to generate electricity. We now see the use of CdTe and CIGS, also known as ‘thin film’ solar cells being the next competitor to silicon, and possibly the replacement.”
“Every satellite has a lifespan and eventual retirement date, determined by the reliability of its components and how much fuel it can carry,” Benjamin Reed, deputy project manager of NASA’s Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office, or SSCO, said in a NASA news release. Repairing and refueling satellites already in place could save millions, even billions of dollars and many years of work, he said.
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If you are an avid hunter, a competitive shooter, or a Navy SEAL, in all probability, you use Nightforce riflescopes. If you don’t, you really should check their products out. Especially the B.E.A.S.T.TM Before we skip ahead it t is noteworthy to learn more about Nightforce and its founder Dr Raymond L Dennis, a self made entrepreneur who put himself through dental school some years back before he decided to follow his dream. Back in 1992, Dr. Raymond L. Dennis (also known as “Ray” to his staff and friends), an Australian hunter and shooter had a problem.You see, hunting at night in Australia is not only legal, but also wildly popular. Several years earlier, Ray had founded LIGHTFORCE in Australia to manufacture the finest hand-held sporting/spotlights on the planet. LIGHTFORCE then went forward into manufacturing high-performance automotive driving lights for night hunting.The new automotive lights coupled with the handheld sporting lights vastly improved the hunter’s ability to find and spot targets in the darkness. Trouble was, there was no riflescope on the market of sufficient quality to take advantage of Ray’s superb lights. So he set out to build his own. He founded NightForce Optics, and he based his start-up company in ‘Gods Country’, in a small town in Idaho, called Orofino. The principles he followed then have remained unchanged over two decades—to gather the finest materials, utilize the most advanced technology and talent, cut no corners whatsoever, and build what is simply the most rugged, most precise, most uncompromising riflescope money can buy. Judging by the growth of the company he founded, he succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.The company remains privately held today, and Dr Dennis splits his time between two country towns in two continents: Adelaide, Australia and Orofino, Idaho, USA. Needless to say, Dr. Dennis does not practice as a dentist anymore. Today, Nightforce riflescopes are used by professional and competition shooters, avid hunters and our armed forces under incredibly demanding conditions in every corner of the globe. There are a number of reasons why Nightforce riflescopes are the best in the industry, but one key advantage comes from products that are designed, inspected, built and serviced by Nightforce riflescope users: more than 60% of the team at Nightforce are avid users of the products they make. Every single scope Nightforce sells is thoroughly inspected and tested by hand at their Idaho headquarters. Each scope is hand built and is checked at 70 to 130 different points, depending on the model, and must pass a battery A2Z METALWORKER
of tests that would, frankly, destroy a lesser-quality scope.The tests include forward impact, side impact, tracking accuracy and resolution integrity. All Nighforce riflescopes are subjected to abuse during product development that would quickly destroy lesser optics. Pre-production riflescopes are tested in a pressure tank simulating 100 feet of water for 24 hours, ensuring absolute waterproof integrity.Then, they are tested for thermal stability by freezing them to -80ºF, then heating them to 160ºF within a one-hour period. Function is checked at both temperature extremes. The most important features to look for in a long-range rifle scope are absolute point of impact and unconditional adjustments that yield the utmost in repeatable and precision adjustments values. Many riflescope manufactures try to cloud the issue by touting optical excellence, or some revolutionary ballistic compensation system. However, without mechanical precision and quality control processes to ensure the product delivered is perfect, fancy adjustments and great optical performance are useless. The first and most important function a riflescope must perform is precise aiming. If the lens elements shift, or the lens cells don’t fit precisely, the aiming point can shift from the slightest impact and even mild recoil. Nightforce tests every single riflescope for off axis point of impact shift along with dozens of other causes of aiming error. If the scope doesn’t pass, it doesn’t ship. It almost isn’t fair. Nightforce NXS™ and Precision Benchrest riflescopes already have taken more long-range world records than any other brand. Now, with the introduction of their 15-55×52 Competition™, the bar has been raised to lofty new heights. It is a riflescope so good, so advanced, that you will blow away your competition. Not literally, of course. Nightforce is a proud member of a number of industry associations, including the NRA and the National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF), and actively promotes safe gun handling. With several years of double-digit growth, Nightforce embarked on a $1 million expansion of their headquarters in 2011. It was completed
last year, just in time to support their most extraordinary growth in the history of the company. The expansion facilitated faster delivery times, more R&D capabilities, and even better customer service. It has also resulted in the introduction of 3 new riflescopes this year! Until a few years ago, Nightforce was handwriting their programs. As the company grew, this was no longer a feasible option, Nightforce programmer Aaron Snyder said. “ I was very familiar with other CAM programs from school, but hadn’t had any experience with Delcam’s FeatureCAM software.The package that the management team selected prior to me joining about 5 years ago.” Aaron said. “Today, I am a true believer in the software! It is the most user friendly CAM software on the market, it is faster to learn than other software packages, and I can make changes much quicker than what is possible with other packages.” The company utilizes the Delcam software in both their production and R&D environments.Aaron elaborated, “We use FeatureCAM for everything from making minor changes in a part to designing a part from just a print or an idea.We use FeatureCAM to program parts of a scope or tooling to make the scope tech’s job easier. FeatureCAM makes it very easy for me to accommodate these needs in the company.” Jesse Daniels, management team member, says, “When we are looking at a new R&D project, with Delcam, Aaron hops on the computer, and put together a CAM program, and within a month we’ve got a full functioning component prototype.This is invaluable to our business.” The team at Nightforce finds Delcam’s customer support to be outstanding. Aaron says that whenever he has a question, Sales Engineer Ben Gowers is just a call away.And if it is something Ben can’t fix or assist the team at Nightforce with, he gets Delcam’s Technical Support involved
Why is the most advanced riflescope on the market today called the B.E.A.S.T? It has nothing to do with size, weight, or appearance. Nightforce’s engineers were asked to do what was thought impossible…to create a riflescope the likes of which had never been built before. To invent radical new technologies that solve old problems inherent to competitor’s products. And to include capabilities and features that for years had been nothing but pipe dreams. Cut no corners, they were told.Then build it. It was a challenge so demanding, so taxing, at times so overwhelming, that the concept became known as “a beast,” both for the difficulties it presented and for the times when it seemed they had created a monster.When they succeeded, and it came time to give the newest Nightforce riflescope a name, nothing else seemed appropriate. “But you can’t call a riflescope a ‘”beast,’” some folks said. What does that stand for? What will customers think?They’ll think it stands for “Best Example of Advanced ScopeTechnology.” Because that’s what it is. To learn more about Nightforce products, visit their website at nightforceoptics.com.You can find the dealer closest to you by entering your zip code. And if you are a superior machinist looking to relocate to rural Orofino, Idaho, you will find an outstanding work environment with a 401K plan, 100% medical coverage, 4-day workweeks and more. Call 208-476-9814 to learn more about opportunities or visit nightforceoptics.com. Delcam just recently launched its FeatureCAM 2013. FeatureCAM was the world’s first feature-based 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. For more information on the Delcam suite of software, call them at 1-877-DELCAM1or visit their website at delcam.com.
The hole you see in the well-used Nightforce 3.5-15 x 50 NXS riflescope was made by an enemy 7.62×39 round fired at a U.S. soldier. immediately.Aaron admits that, given Delcam’s ease of use, calls to Ben and the Delcam technical support center are infrequent. About the B.E.A.S.T.TM The U.S. military spoke. Nightforce listened.The playing field in warfare has changed. Our military snipers are engaging targets at ever-increasing ranges; extremely difficult targets demanding levels of positive identification, accuracy and optical performance that were impossible with existing technology. Recognizing this, the U.S. military threw out all the conventions associated with tactical day scopes, and requested a riflescope unlike any ever created.
The bullet completely penetrated the erector tube—the heart of the scope’s optical system. We’re happy to report that the soldier was not injured, and the only casualty is the riflescope’s magnification ring, frozen on 15x. Its focus, tracking, and all other functions work just fine. It holds point of aim like new. The soldier wrapped the riflescope in duct tape to keep out sand and dirt, and used it without a problem for the next three days, completing his mission. Because Nightforce riflescopes are used in active theaters by most of the elite special forces worldwide, they are subjected to— and survive— the most brutal conditions imaginable. A2Z METALWORKER
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Defense.Firms.Seek.Alternatives.as.U.S..Cuts.Military.Spending Dawne Hickton has seen the future—and it is old people. After building a business largely on selling titanium to the U.S. defense industry, Ms. Hickton is turning her sights to health care.
RTI International Metals Inc., of which Ms. Hickton is chief executive, last year paid $182 million to buy a medical-device business, gaining access to the market for spinal implants and other products for the nation’s growing numbers of senior citizens. “That’s a future for us—the elderly population,” Ms. Hickton says. “That’s a growing market. We don’t know what the defense market is going to do.”
The challenge stems from the Obama administration’s attempts to move from a post-Sept. 11, 2001, “war on terrorism” mind-set to a post-Afghanistan-war period. That shifting worldview has led to an agreement with Congress to cut $487 billion from the defense budget over the next 10 years. Even if U.S. lawmakers avert $500 billion in additional cuts over the next decade that were put on hold by this week’s fiscal-cliff agreement, the Pentagon is expected to face additional reductions in any deal to cope with a fragile economy and massive debt. Meanwhile, the U.S. is preparing to end major combat operations in Afghanistan, wrapping up more than a decade of ground operations in South Asia and the Mideast. Those factors are generating anxiety among defense companies. “Nothing changes table manners faster than a smaller pie,” a top industry executive says. “And we are all competing for less.” The last big decline in military spending came at the end of the Cold War in the 1990s, when the U.S. closed 350 military installations. Defense companies responded with a series of mergers that shrank the number of major contractors working with the Pentagon. In 2011 the top five U.S. defense contractors secured more than a quarter of all military spending. The Obama administration is opposed to moves that would decrease competition further, so analysts don’t expect any consolidation at the top of the food chain.
Faced with more defense cuts on the horizon, RTI is part of a broader shift by defense companies, large and small, looking for ways to contend with lost business. Some of them are diversifying. Others are shedding unprofitable segments. Many are looking to increase sales on the international market.
But European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co.’s unsuccessful attempt last year to purchase Britain’s BAE Systems suggests that at least one merger among the next tier of Pentagon contractors could be on deck within a few years. BAE, in particular, holds an especially coveted New Hampshire unit that makes equipment for military surveillance.
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Over the past three years, she says, Pittsburgh-based RTI’s defense work has been cut in half, falling to 20% of the company’s revenue from 40%.
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defense contractors are closing plants and consolidating operations. Boeing Co.is closing operations in Kansas and California. Boeing said in November that it would cut 30% of its management jobs and consolidate units in its defense, space and security business.The Chicago-based company has cut $2 billion in costs since 2010 and plans to slice another $1.6 billion through the consolidation, says spokesman Todd Blecher. Smaller defense contractors also are looking to streamline and to focus on new areas, such as cybersecurity or unmanned vehicles. L-3 Communications spun off its consulting and government-services work in July as it moved to reinvent itself. The New York company paid $130 million to buy a British aircraft training-and-simulation business. In February L-3 paid $210 million for a unit of Danaher Corp. that makes sophisticated electrical units for U.S. Navy submarines. L-3 Chief Executive Michael Strianese says defense companies have to be careful as they move into new ventures. “I don’t think it’s a good strategy for defense companies to wander too far outside their core areas,” he says. “We’ve all done that at some point in our lives, and it usually doesn’t end well.” Mr. Strianese says. To make up for dwindling opportunities in the U.S., companies also are looking to increase sales overseas, with emerging markets in Brazil and India appearing especially fruitful. As the U.S. shifts more strategic resources to Asia, arms sales to U.S. allies in the region are also expected to rise.
To help facilitate that effort, the Obama administration has moved to ease export controls to help companies sell arms abroad. In November L-3 secured a $23 million deal to help train some Iraqi military pilots. Overseas sales to developing nations by U.S. defense contractors quadrupled in 2011 to a record $56.3 billion, according to the Congressional Research Service, as the administration approved deals with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries. American companies have been lobbying Washington to ease export controls further. They recently secured support from Congress to expand satellite sales abroad, something that could give a boost to Boeing, among others. Meanwhile, though, U.S. defense contractors are facing new competition in the U.S. market from foreign companies, including EADS and Switzerland’s Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. They also face more pressure from nontraditional rivals, such as consulting firm Accenture and computer makers Apple Inc. and Dell Inc. Such nontraditional defense contractors account for about 40% of major new post-Cold War hardware programs and services sold to the Pentagon, says Booz’s Mr. Fischer. Old-line defense contractors will have to become more nimble to compete with the new rivals, according to Booz. “Defense companies need faster development and fielding cycles to remain relevant for large portions of their core markets,” Mr. Fischer says. A2Z METALWORKER
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Your Specialists in Electromechanical and Fluid Management Design Solenoid (noun) a coil of wire, partially surrounding an iron core, that is made to move inside the coil by the magnetic field set up by a current: used to convert electrical to mechanical energy, as in the operation of a switch. RAM Company, founded nearly 4 decades ago, specializes in the custom design and manufacture of solenoids and valves used in a variety of applications in the demanding environments of air, sea, land, and space. RAM’s products are commonly found in military and commercial aerospace, undersea submersibles, and a variety of commercial applications. RAM was founded in, and remains today in Saint George, a small town located in the southwestern part of Utah on the Utah/Arizona border. With double-digit sales growth in each of the past many years, the company recently added 5.5 acres to its headquarters, bringing the total acreage to 13 acres.This enabled a physical plant expansion of 20,000 square feet, adding a second building to their existing facility for a total of 75,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Ray and Melzie Ganowsky started RAM Company in 1975, and the company’s commitment to innovation and excellence begins with the example of their founders. Ray, a degreed Aeronautical engineer, holds 23 U.S. and foreign patents for solenoid design; he has received many awards and recognitions such as The Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology and St. George City’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Today, Kevin Ganowsky, Ray and Melzie’s son and long-term employee of the company, has become a co-owner of the company and works day-to-day as the company A2Z METALWORKER
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Fast response time Redundant coils Manual override Long life Low power consumption Harsh environmental conditions Extreme vibration and shock Operation in a vacuum Extreme force requirements PWM capabilities RAM’s Rotary Solenoid Valves The RAM Company rotary solenoid is a pure rotary device utilizing the angles of a balanced armature within a magnetic field. By eliminating the need for cams or races that convert linear motion into rotary, as used in other rotary solenoid designs, RAM Company is able to offer distinct design advantages. Solenoid Valves from RAM Company Designed and manufactured at RAM, solenoid valves are the fastest growing segment of their business. This type of valve lends itself to simplicity and high efficiencies. Designs are available in two or three way flow as well as direct or pilot operated. Pneumatic solenoid valves can be designed up to operating pressures of 10,000 psig. Hydraulic solenoid valves can be designed to yield flow rates of up to 20 gallons/minute. Manufacturing at RAM Company All manufacturing performed in house features the best quality CNC equipment. RAM’s CNC lathes and mills operate in very tight tolerances, and their in-house special processes include honing, welding, brazing (copper, silver, and nickel), coil winding, plating, transfer molding, EB welding, and soldering, among others. The most recent addition to their in-house capabilities was the implementation of a heat treat operation. The company provides Hydraulic test capability up to 5000 PSIG & 35 GPM (Red oil, Skydrol & Stoddard), and Pneumatic test capability up to 15,000 PSIG (Nitrogen). They offer Static impulse testing up to 9000 PSIG, and their temperature testing ranges from -100 to 600 °F. From the onset, Ray Ganowsky believed in purchasing the best machine tools to manufacture products. But the best machine tools weren’t enough. RAM Company’s ability to provide superior service to their customers also meant that their best-in-class machine tools had to be serviced and maintained by a superior machine tool distributor, one willing to support them in the small town of Saint George, Utah. Kevin says “Smith Machinery Sales, based in Salt Lake City, is our partner. They sell the superior Mazak machine tool line, and we began purchasing from them nearly 30 years ago. Today,
Clark Smith owns Smith Machinery, and my dad bought our first machine from his father, Tracy Smith. When you really look at it, there are only a handful of machine tool builders that produce a machine as good as Mazak does. ” He continued, “When you get down to it, a superior machine tool isn’t enough. I don’t buy a Mercedes Benz because I can’t get it serviced in Saint George. We work closely with Clark Smith’s team, because we continue to receive superior support from them. If a machine goes down, they are here quickly. Our latest purchases include two Mazak Multiplex machine tools: Multi-Tasking, dual-spindle, dual turret machines.With one, we have added a Mazak GL Gantry robot (for unattended operation), and with the second, we have a barfeed.These machine tools are so beneficial to us, as our portfolio is comprised of high mix, low quantity products. The cell we have set up with the Mazak Multiplex machines facilitates our set-up reduction and work-flow efficiency.” Kevin added, “The reliability of the Mazak machines is key to us. They are so outstanding that we just traded in a 1990 and a 1992 Mazak that we bought new. They are just that good.” “RAM Company has made a commitment to invest in advanced technology and they see the benefits of improved accuracy, high productivity and maximum spindle-on-time. Fortunately, Mazak is also committed to provide advanced technology that works”, says Clark Smith. For more information on RAM Company, contact them at (435) 673-4603 or visit their website at www.ramcompany.com. To learn more about Smith Machinery’s superior machine tool products, and their unmatched customer support, contact them at (801) 263-6403 or visit their website at www.smithmachinetools.com. A2Z METALWORKER
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Ball.Aerospace. completes. all. performance. testing.for.NASA’s.JWST Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed all performance testing for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope aft-optics subsystem (AOS) under contract to the Northrop Grumman Corporation. Since May of 2012, the AOS has undergone a series of tests including thermal and vibration, followed by cryogenic testing to demonstrate that it can withstand the rigorous vibration environment of the rocket launch and remain precisely aligned in order to function at extremely cold temperatures in space. The AOS will remain at Ball Aerospace to be used during integrated testing with the flight actuator drive unit and AOS source plate assembly.This AOS is the final optical subsystem of the James Webb Optical Telescope Element to complete integration and test activities at Ball Aerospace. The AOS is a precision beryllium rectangular optical bench that houses the tertiary and the fine steering mirror installed at the center ofWebb’s primary mirror. The AOS is surrounded by a shroud that eliminates stray light, and two large radiator panels that keep the assembly cold. This subsystem collects and focuses the light from the secondary mirror and feeds it into the science instruments. Ball is the principal subcontractor to Northrop Grumman for the optical technology and lightweight mirror system for NASA’s Webb Telescope. In total, Ball has designed and delivered the Webb’s 18 beryllium primary mirror segments, secondary and tertiary mirrors, a fine steering mirror, and several engineering development units. In September 2012, Ball began the process of shipping the finished Webb primary mirrors to Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. The remaining mirrors will arrive at Goddard this year, awaiting telescope integration in 2015. The Webb is on track for an October 2018 liftoff.
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GE.Aviation.ramps.up.engine.production GE Aviation expects to produce more jet engines in 2013 and foresees more of its engines in use as its commercial business grows.
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Autoliv. saving. more. lives…delivers. half. a. billion.airbags.for.side.protection Autoliv, Inc.reports that the company has delivered over half a billion airbags for side protection since the company invented these safety devices in 1994. Side airbags were first introduced to the automotive market when Autoliv, in cooperation with Volvo launched the world’s first sideimpact airbag on the Volvo 850. This airbag was designed to reduce injuries and fatalities to the occupant’s chest in side-impact collisions. Subsequently, in 1998, Autoliv introduced another “World’s First”. This was the Inflatable Curtain, which is an airbag that covers the whole upper side of a vehicle in a side-impact collision to protect the head of occupants sitting on the struck side of the vehicle. This patented airbag was launched in cooperation withVolvo and Mercedes. “These products continue to provide a very important benefit to society and human life” commented Jan Olsson, Vice President of Autoliv Research. “We estimate that our side airbags in the field will save at least 15,000 lives over the years while in service. In addition, we believe there is significant savings to society in medical and rehabilitation costs related to fewer injuries due to our side airbags” . “Our company’s primary focus is to save more lives”, stated Jan Carlson CEO of Autoliv while presenting his keynote address during a recent employee management conference. “It gives us a real sense of pride and accomplishment when we hear from people who have survived automobile crashes because of the products our dedicated employees design and produce every day”. Side airbags (both chest side airbags and head curtain side airbags) will become mandatory on all new light vehicles sold as of September next year according to federal law. Despite this improvement, only 50% of the passenger light vehicles produced in the world are currently equipped with side airbags.
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The Navy is proceeding with the Singapore deployment of LCS despite continued problems with the ship’s 30 mm and 57 mm guns and a mine countermeasures system identified in a new report by the Pentagon’s chief weapons tester. The report also noted that “LCS is not expected to be survivable” since it was not designed to continue operating if it took a significant hit in a hostile combat environment. The Pentagon’s office of Operational Test and Evaluation said it was deferring tests of the ships’ overall survivability, and separate shock trials for at least a year. Lockheed executives said they were in talks with six to seven possible foreign buyers in the Middle East and Asia for the ship, down from 22 countries that initially were interested. The Navy plans to buy 55 of the new smaller warships in coming years, a key part of its drive to replace aging vessels and increase the overall number of ships in the Navy. Lockheed is also proposing possible integration of ballistic missile defense capabilities on the LCS ships in the future, which could enhance their attractiveness to foreign buyers. Lockheed officials also see bright export prospects for MH-60 maritime helicopter that it builds with Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp, forecasting that it could sell over 200 of the helicopters overseas in coming years.
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Report:.Auto.Production. Highest.Since.2007 The Detroit News reported, “Michigan’s auto production in 2012 rose to 2.26 million vehicles - its highest level since 2007,” according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The “report on Michigan’s economy said auto production in Michigan rose 3.5 percent in 2012. The 2012 production is 1.12 million vehicles higher than 2009, when car production fell to lowest level in decades in Michigan to just 1.14 million vehicles as General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC both filed for bankruptcy and idled their operations for significant stretches.”
Army.Told.to.Pick.CombatVehicle. Contractor. Next. Year The Army must choose a single contractor next year to complete development and build the service’s Ground Combat Vehicle, a potential $32 billion program, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer. BAE Systems Plcand General Dynamics Corp. have been competing to produce the tank-like replacement for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Previous plans called for both companies to continue development work beyond 2014, after which one would probably have been selected for the production phase. “The combination of fiscal pressures and the need for additional development time led” to the change of plans, Defense Undersecretary for Acquisition Frank Kendall wrote in a directive issued.The revision will save as much as $4 billion through 2018. The Army plans to buy 1,904 of the combat vehicles, according to a Government Accountability Office report.The Pentagon estimates they
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[PMA President Bill Gaskin Quoted] The December Business Conditions Report from the Precision Metalforming Association indicates modest optimism among members. Looming on the horizon, and on the minds of the 126 members of the PMA’s report sample, is the “fiscal cliff ” crisis in Washington, and association leaders called for swift action to resolve that issue. The December PMA report found 22% of participants believe that economic activity will improve during the next three months, up from 19% in November. Another 49% predict that activity will remain unchanged, also up from the previous month’s level, while just 29% expect activity will decline. Part of that optimism is built around an increase in orders in November. Over the next three months, one-third of metalforming anticipated an increase in orders, up from 28% in November.
The one darker cloud in the statistics is the percentage of metalforming companies with a portion of their workforce on short time or layoff. That figure stayed at 17% in December, the same level as November, and five percentage points higher than the 2011 report. PMA president William Gaskin balanced the good news against the concerns of the association members. “There is significant uncertainty in the manufacturing sector being caused by the looming fiscal cliff in areas such as personal/corporate tax rates, availability of the R&D Investment Tax Credit and depreciation rules for investment in new equipment,” said Gaskint. “The average PMA member company has experienced 6% growth in orders and shipments for the first 11 months of 2012 vs. 2011, so most have had an okay year and should be poised to continue investing. “However, uncertainty about how the President and Congress will resolve the tax and spending issues that stand in the way of continued economic recovery has them far more pessimistic than they were at this time last year. PMA calls on President Obama and the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to quickly resolve these political issues so the manufacturing sector can create new jobs and provide economic certainty for its employees.”
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But there are a few exceptions. After its financial crisis in 1992, Sweden boosted manufacturing value added as a share of output and held on to the gains for more than a decade. The question is whether Sweden’s conditions exist in the US. The first requirement is a weak currency. After its peak in 1992 Sweden’s real effective exchange rate fell 27 per cent. Since the dollar peaked in 2002, it has fallen 21 per cent, enough to make a major difference. In 2000 US wages were almost 22 times higher than China’s. By 2015 that multiple will have declined to four. The other Swedish ingredient is a productivity boom. In 1995 Sweden joined the EU and opened its economy to foreign investment. The country’s industrial champions responded by investing twice as much in vocational training as their EU rivals and restructuring aggressively. Between 1996 and 2009, this yielded a cumulative boost to manufacturing productivity of 57 per cent, according to the OECD. By contrast, Germany managed only 17 per cent. If Sweden sounds impressive, here is the surprise: over the same period American manufacturers piled up an even larger productivity gain of 69 per cent. Again, competition contributed: the US joined the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organisation, and its continent-sized economy generates plenty of internal competition. But in the US case, the impetus from trade and competition has been powerfully reinforced by a jolt from technology. Despite much fashionable chatter, this is not mainly about fracking.The new extraction technology has cut the price of natural gas in the US to a fraction of the Asian level, but, as the McKinsey Global Institute observed recently, the industries that are most energy-intensive are not actually very trade-intensive. US paper mills and oil refineries will enjoy the cheap gas bonanza but not much production in these sectors is likely to shift to US shores.
The more important technological jolt comes under the heading of “big data”. Last month, an exhaustive survey of management practices at 30,000 US manufacturing establishments was released. Two of the authors, Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen, had previously shown that US companies were, on average, better managed than foreign rivals. A striking conclusion of their study is that US manufacturers continue to get better, particularly when it comes to capturing and analysing data on everything from customer behaviour to production-line efficiencies.
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angsterfer’s _______ 316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s_ 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 Almar_Tools_ ________ 503-255-2763 Blackhawk_Industrial_ ___ 303-744-1205 Micro_100_ _________ 208-888-7310 Sandvik_ __________ 801-362-3618 Seco_Tools_Inc.________ 248-528-5960
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 Machines DCM_Tech__________ 800-533-5339 Blackhawk_Industrial___ 303-744-1205 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Triad_Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Aircraft brake rotor DCM_Tech__________ 800-533-5339 Grinders, Rotary Silicon & Quartz DCM_Tech__________ 800-533-5339 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.
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Jeﬀ Klimowicz Senior Sales Engineer Southwest Region: AZ, UT, NV, CO, ID All Products Proudly Made in the USA
Manual Lathes & Mills AME,_Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Pedestals for Grinders Midaco___________847-593-8420 Sawing Machines AIT______________ 800-321-3195 Blackhawk_Industrial___ 303-744-1205 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools_ 800-952-0151 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Rocky_Mountain_Saw_Blades__303-761-3000_ Saw Replacement Parts Rocky_Mountain_Saw_Blades__303-761-3000 _ Tool Grinders Punch & Die DCM_Tech__________ 800-533-5339 _INSPECTION EQUIP Advanced_Coord._Tech_____ 303-469-6161 Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 Klontech_Indust._Sales____ 480-948-1871 OGP_ _ ___________ 480-889-9056 Total_Qual._Syst._______ 480-377-6422 CMM Probes Datum_Inspection_ _____ 602-997-1340 Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 A2Z METALWORKER
Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ _ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ___________ 480-889-9056 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced_Coordinate_Tech__ 623-780-4137 Datum_Inspection_ _____ 602-997-1340 Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ _ 480-948-1871 Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 OGP_ ___________ 480-889-9056 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Gauging Equipment Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ___________ 480-889-9056 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Low Temp Instrumentation High_Precision_Devices_ _ 303-447-2558 Metrology Instruments Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Datum_Inspection_____ 602-997-1340 Gage_Lab_Products______ 801-716-2972 Klontech_Industrial_Sales_ 480-948-1871
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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
Erickson_Metals______877-543-6061 Metal_Supermarkets_ __ 801-972-2441 Ryerson__________303-227-6310 Samuel,_Son_&_Co._ __ 303-422-8282 TCI_Precision_Metals_ __ 800-234-5613 United_Performance_Metals_888-282-3292 Western_States_Metals_ _801-978-0562 Alloys: Corrosion Resistant Haynes_Intl__________ 713-937-7597 United_Performance_Metals__888-282-3292 Alloys: High Temperature Haynes_Intl_ ________713-937-7597 United_Performance_Metals__888-282-3292 Alloys: Nichel & Cobalt Haynes_Intl_ ________713-937-7597 United_Performance_Metals__888-282-3292 Aluminum TCI_Precision_Metals_ __ 800-234-5613 Brass Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Ryerson___________303-227-6310 United_Performance_Metals_ 888-282-3292 Bronze Coastal_Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 A2Z METALWORKER
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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 United_Performance_Metals__888-282-3292 _Plate-Precision Saw Cut Erickson_Metals______877-543-6061 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 TCI_Precision_Metals_ __ 800-234-5613 United_Performance_Metals__888-282-3292 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 TCI_Precision_Metals_ __ 800-234-5613 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 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 United_Performance_Metals__888-282-3292 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 Blackhawk_Industrial___ 303-744-1205 Foothills_Machinery____ 303-466-3777 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 Blackhawk_Industrial____303-744-1205 Foothills_Machinery____ 303-466-3777 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 EDM Methods_West_______ 602-437-2220 Methods Moncktons_Mach_Tools_ _ 303-571-4933 Moncktons Smith_Machinery_Co_ __ 801-263-6403 Smith Todd_Machinery______ 801-294-6390 Todd Triad_Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Triad 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 Bar Feeders Edge_Technologies______ 562-597-7824 Trusty-Cook_ ________ 877-240-2462 Cold Saws Fabricating_Equip_Sales___ 303-466-7342 CNC Punching Centers Blackhawk_Industrial___ 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 Blackhawk_Industrial___ 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 Blackhawk_Industrial___ 303-744-1205 Fabricating_Equip_Sales__ 303-466-7342 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools_ 800-952-0151 King_Machine_______ 208-345-9600
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PrecisionFab_Inc._ ____303-779-9180 S&S_Machinery_Sales___ 602-368-8542 Shearing Machines Action_Machine_ _____ 303-532-2900 Blackhawk_Industrial___ 303-744-1205_ Fabricating_Equip_Sales__ 303-466-7342 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools_ 800-952-0151 King_Machine_______ 208-345-9600 S&S_Machinery_Sales___ 602-368-8542 Turret Press Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 PrecisionFab_Inc._ ____303-779-9180 Welding Equipment Rocky_Mountain_Saw_Blades_ _303-761-3000 OTHER ACCESSORIES Tooling Systems Desert_EDM_Sales______ 480-816-6300 USA_EDM_Supply_ _____ 480-836-8330 PALLET SYSTEMS Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Automatic Door Opener Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Manual Rotary Pallet Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Robotic Part Loading Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 PROG. SYSTEMS Factory Automation/Logistics Muratec_________ 949-466-8255 CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD AME,_Inc._ ________ 303-922-9266 Delcam_ __________ 877-35-2261 Feature_Cam_ ______ 602-502-9654 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY 3D_Parts_To_Go________801-380-7935 RECYCLING Recyclable Metals Iron_&_Metals,_Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Utah_Metal_Works,_Inc.___801-364-5679 Scrap Metal Recycling Iron_&_Metals,_Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Utah_Metal_Works,_Inc.___801-364-5679 REPAIR PARTS Belts All_World_Machinery_Supply_ 815-943-9111 Bearings(Precision) All_World_Machinery_Supply_ 815-943-9111
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Gladhill_Associates_______719-495-8045 Financing IEC_ __ __________ 303-593-0403 Great_Western_Registrar____623-580-1881 Intech_Funding_ ______480-699-2512 MEP_ _ ____________801-863-7001 First Article Inspection Orion_Registrar__ _______303-645-4017 Advanced_Coord._Tech______303-469-6161 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 ISO Registrar Datum_Inspection_ _____ 602-997-1340 American_Global_Standards_ 617-838-4648 Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Great_Western_Registrar____623-580-1881 Heavyhaul IRH_ __ ___________801-972-5581 Orion_Registrar__ _______303-645-4017 SERVICES Injection Molding Lean Manufacturing AS9100 Certification 3D_Parts_To_Go_ _____ 801-380-7935 MEP_ _ ____________ 801-863-7001 ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 ISO900/AS9100 Audits Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 BMSC_ __________ 602-445-9400 American_Global_Standards_ 617-838-4648 Machine Tool Rebuilding MEP_ ___________ 801-863-7001 Great_Western_Registrar_ 623-580-1881 EDM_Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 ISO900/AS9100 Registration Process Improvement Calibration Services American_Global_Standards_ 617-838-4648 BMSC__ _____________ 602-445-9400 Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 Great_Western_Registrar_ 623-580-1881 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Klontech_Industrial_ ____480-948-1871 Inspection Services Rapid Prototyping Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Advanced_Coord._Tech______303-469-6161 3D_Parts_To_Go_ _____ 801-380-7935 Consultant, ISO Datum_Inspection_ _____ 602-997-1340 ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Team_Industrial_Services___ 801-397-2202 Reverse Engineering BMSC_ __________ 602-445-9400 Advanced_Coord._Tech__ ____303-469-6161 Team_Industrial_Services___ 602-269-7868 MEP_ ___________ 801-863-7001 Diversified_Metal_Services____801-972-6093 Insurance Services Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Western_States_Calibration_ 801-466-1700 Sentry_Insurance_ ____ 303-619-4476 Klontech_Measure_Sol_____480-626-8131 Lean Consulting Rigging Calibration: Repair & Certify ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 IRH_ _____________801-972-5581 Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Machine Repair/Servicing Spindle Rebuilding Calibration Services Jorgensen_Machine_Tools__ 800-952-0151 GMN_USA_ _________ 800-686-1679 Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 MAG Particle Klontech_Industrial_ ____480-948-1871 Setco-Pope_Spindles______866-362-0699 Team_Industrial_Services_ __ 801-397-2202 Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Staffing Team_Industrial_Services___ 602-269-7868 Calibration Training Resource_Mfg_________801-265-1999 Western_States_Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Process Improvement/ Audit Statistical Process Control ABS_Quality_Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Contract Inspection Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 BMSC__ _____________ 602-445-9400 Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 SHOP FLOOR AUTOMAKlontech_Measure_Sol___ 480-626-8131 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__ 888-572-9642 TION X-Ray Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Hardware: USB Certified_Inspection_Service_ _602-267-0661 Contract Programming Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Total_Quality_Systems_Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Semiray____________602-275-1917 Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 Team_Industrial_Services___ 801-397-2202 Education Scheduling College_Of_Western_Idaho__ 208-562-2346 Team_Industrial_Services___ 602-269-7868 Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 Ogden-Weber__Tech_College_ 801-395-3795 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Serial Port Engineering Services American_Global_Standards_ 617-838-4648 Advanced_Coord._Tech__ __ 303-469-6161 BMSC__ _____________ 602-445-9400 Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox 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
Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825_ Software:CNC Networking Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 RS232 Cabling Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 Transportation IRH_ _____________801-972-5581 Virtual CNC Shop_Floor_Automations____ 877-611-5825 TOOLING Arc Cutting Tools Helical_Solutions_______866-543-5422 TRAINING CAD/CAM Training College_Of_Western_Idaho__ 208-562-2346 Davis_Applied_Tech_College___801-593-2483 CNC/Conventional Machining College_Of_Western_Idaho__ 208-562-2346 Davis_Applied_Tech_College___801-593-2483 Machining Software College_Of_Western_Idaho__ 208-562-2346 Davis_Applied_Tech_College___801-593-2483 USED MACHINERY EDM_Network_ ________ 480-836-1782 Jorgensen_Machine_Tools___800-952-0151 King_Maching_______ 208-345-9600 K.D._Capital_Equipment____480-922-1674 Methods_West_________602-437-2220 PrecisionFab_Inc._ ____303-779-9180 S&S_Machinery_Sales_____602-368-8542 WATERJET CUTTING MACHINERY Action_Machine________303-532-2900 Fabricating_Equip_Sales___ 303-466-7342 Flow_International_______800-446-3569 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
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ASSEMBLIES Bar-S_Machine_________ 928-636-2115 Dayton_Rogers_ _______ 763-717-6303 Prescott’s_Manufacturing___ 719-482-5826 Progway____________435-656-9585 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 BAR CODING Western_Sintering______509-375-3096 BENDING JQ_Enterprises__________801-975-0777 Mandrel Bending BK_Machine_Inc.________801-253-1929 BRAZING Precision_Casting_Repair_ __ 801-972-2345
BROACHING Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Ponderosa_Ind_________303-298-1801 Coating_Technologies____623-581-2648 Precision_Mach’d_Products_ 970-482-7676 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Specialty_Steel_Services___ 801-539-8252 Powder_Extreme_Coatings__ 801-450-2819 Coating: Powder Turning: Automatic Matrix_Machine_______ 480-966-4451 Powder_Extreme_Coatings__ 801-450-2819 COLD SPRAY COATING Accuwright_Industries____480-892-9595 Ceramic High-Tech COMPOSITES Powder_Extreme_Coatings__ 801-450-2819 S.A._Composites________ 970-776-3877 Coating: Liquid CUTTING Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Plastic Pilkington_Metal_Finishing_ 801-972-2146 ImageTek_ __________ 303-806-8111 Coating: Nickel/Teflon/ DESIGN/ CAD/CAM Chrome Bar-S_Machine_________ 928-636-2115 Coating_Technologies____623-581-2648 H&_S_Machine_________ 801-755-7627 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 DIE CASTING LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Watkins_Tool_&_Supply_ __ 303-295-9603
TVT_Die_Casting_ ______ 800-280-2278 Die Casting: Aluminum/Zinc TVT_Die_Casting_ ______ 800-280-2278 DIES Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole BK_Machine_Inc.______801-253-1929 Critical_Cut__________ 480-785-1316 Micropulse_West_______ 480-966-2300 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Innovative_Precision____ 801-334-6317 Maverick_Mold_&_Machine_ 970-535-4604 Micropulse_West_______ 480-966-2300 Prec._Mach’d_Products____ 970-482-7676 EDM: Wire Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 Critical_Cut__________ 480-785-1316 • 55 • Jan/Feb 2013 55 •July/Aug 2011
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Foremaster Tool ______801-737--0265 Foremaster_Tool_ Innovative_Precision______801-334-6317 Micropulse_West_______ 480-966-2300 Paramount_Machine_ ___ 801-282-2755 H&R_Precision_________801-975-7400 Jet_Processing________ 623-869-6749 LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 ELECTROPOLISHING Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 ENGINEERING/DESIGN AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Hexatron_ _________ 801-363-8010 FABRICATION Aero_Tech_ _______ 801-292-0493 Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod_ 303-427-6419 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 A2Z METALWORKER
Dayton_Rogers_ Dayton Rogers ______ 763-717-6303 EMJD_Corporation_____303-761-5236 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 GBC_ ____________303-988-6450 Hexatron_ _________ 801-363-8010 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Mountain_View_Machine__ _435-755-0500 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike H&_S_Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Fabrication: Filament Winding S.A._Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Fabrication: Composites S.A._Composites_______ 970-776-3877
Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Fabrication: Medium & Large Arrow_Sheet_Metal_ ___303-427-6419 EMJD_Corp_ _______303-761-5236 Falcon_Sheet_Metal___ 801-298-5064 GBC_ ____________303-988-6450 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 Fabrication: Enclosures ImageTek_ __________303-806-8111 Falcon_Sheet_Metal___ 801-298-5064 Fabrication: SheetMetal Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818_ Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod_ 303-427-6419
AzMark AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 Denver_Machine_Shop____303-295-6000 EMJD_Corporation_____303-761-5236 Falcon_Sheet_Metal___ 801-298-5064 GBC_ ____________303-988-6450 Group_Mfg_Serv_______480-966-3952 Hexatron_ _________ 801-363-8010 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
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Hand Deburring: Precision H Fabrication: Steel F EMJD_Corp_ ______ 303-761-5236 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Falcon_Sheet_Metal___ 801-298-5064 Liquid Painting Precision Electronic Sheet Metal Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 Passivation FINISHING Certified_Inspection_Service___602-267-0661 Arizona_Finishing______602-438-4443 Coating_Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Coating_Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Jet_Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Powder Coating Foresight_Finishing_ ____ 480-921-0000 Arizona_Finishing______602-438-4443 Phoenix_Heat_Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 Precision_Mach’d_Prod____ 970-482-7676 Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Superior_Grinding______801-487-9700 Pilkington_Metal_Finishing_ 801-972-2146 TVT_Die_Casting_ ______800-280-2278 Powder_Extreme_Coatings__ 801-450-2819 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 De-Rusting Sandblasting Glass Bead Clean Coating_Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Powder_Extreme_Coatings__ 801-450-2819
Silk Screening Arizona_Finishing______602-438-4443 Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Potting/Encapsulation Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Wet Paint/CARC MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero_Tech________ 801-292-0493 FOUNDRY May_Foundry_&_Machine_ 801-531-8931 State_Brass_Foundry_&_Mach._ 801-467-9461 GALVANIZING Jordan_River_Galvanizing__801-282-9375 Galvanizing: Hot Dip Jordan_River_Galvanizing__801-282-9375
Galvanizing: Zinc Jordan_River_Galvanizing__801-282-9375 GAS NITRIDING Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 GEAR CUTTING Ponderosa_Ind________ 303-298-1801 Reata_Engineering_&_Mach._ 303-936-1350 Specialty_Steel_Svcs____ 801-539-8252 Gear Hobbing Ponderosa_Ind________ 303-298-1801 GRINDING AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Diversified_Metal_Services__ 801-972-6093 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 GMN_USA_ ________ 800-686-1679 • 57 • Jan/Feb 2013 57 •July/Aug 2011
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Prec._Mach’d_Products____ 970-482-7676 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Steel_Services_Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior_Grinding______ 801487-9700 Superior_Metal_Products___ 303-791-7550 TCI_Precision_Metals_ __800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard Diversified_Metal_Services__ 801-972-6093 Steel_Services_Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior_Grinding______ 801487-9700 TCI_Precision_Metals_ __800-234-5613 Grinding, Centerless Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Grinding, Double Disc TCI_Precision_Metals_ __800-234-5613 Grinding: OD AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Superior_Grinding______ 801487-9700 Superior_Metal_Products___303-791-7550 Grinding: Surface ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Superior_Grinding______ 801487-9700 Passivation Gold_Tech_Industries_____ 480-968-1930 Polishing Gold_Tech_Industries_____ 480-968-1930 A2Z METALWORKER
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 Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 Phoenix Phoenix_Heat_Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 Pilkington Pilkington_Metal_Finishing__801-972-2146 Reata Reata_Engineering_&_Mach._ 303-936-1350 Temperature 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 Inspection Services Klontech_Measure_Sol____ 480-626-8131 Micropulse_West_______480-966-2300 Sustaining_Edge_Solutions__888-572-9642 IRON STITCHING Precision_Casting_Repair__801-972-2345 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod_303-427-6419 EMJD_Corporation_____303-761-5236 GBC_ ____________303-988-6450 Howell_Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Kustom_Koncepts_ _____ 307-472-0818 Laser_Concepts_Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Progway___________ 435-656-9585 Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559
Wasatch_Laser_Processing__801-972-3500 Wesco_Laser_Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Non-Metal Wesco_Laser_Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Wasatch_Laser_Processing__801-972-3500 Wesco_Laser_Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 EMI/RFI Shielding Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Laminating Wesco_Laser_Mchg.___303-765-5916 Laser Engraving 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.____ 303-295-1544 Laser Marking 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.____ 303-295-1544 LINE TOOLING Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999 MACHINING Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 GBC_ ____________303-988-6450 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 TVT_Die_Casting_ ______ 800-280-2278 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 Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106 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 Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106 Matrix_Machine_____ 480-966-4451 Micropulse_West_______480-966-2300 Mountain_View_Machine_ _435-755-0500 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 DMSI___________801-972-6093 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Foremaster_Tool_____ 801-737--0265 GBC_ ____________303-988-6450 H&R_Precision_______ 801-975-7400 H&_S_Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Hexatron_ _________ 801-363-8010 Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106 Innovative_Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Leading_Edge_Machine__ 435-563-9425 _Maverick_Mold_&_Machine_ 970-535-4604 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 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
Mountain_View_Machine__435-755-0500 Mount Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 Peterson Ponderosa_Ind_ Ponderosa _______ 303-298-1801 Prec._Mach’d_Products__970-482-7676 Prec. Precision_Tech________801-285-7288 Precision Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Ron Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Tool
Machining: Prototype 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.____303-295-1544 “Precision Machining Solutions for Industry” Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Robert Bergstrom President Accutech_Machine______ 801-975-1117 Phone: (303) 702-1529 x 103 819 So. Lincoln Street P. O. Box 1066 Fax: (303) 702-1534 Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Longmont, CO 80502 Website: stvrainmfg.com RFQ Email: email@example.com American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Bar-S_Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Machining: Mold Base Machining: Contract Maverick_Mold_&_Machine___970-535-4604 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Cling’s_Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106 Machining: Mold Making Faustson___________303-420-7422 Paramount_Machine_ ___801-282-2755 R&H_Machine_________801-621-7922 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Machining: Plastic Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 ImageTek_ _________ 303-806-8111 Foremaster_Tool______ 801-737--0265 Skydandee_Mfg______ 801-774-8031 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Machining: DoD Machining: Production Innovative_Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Machining: Laser Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Leading_Edge_Machine_ _ 435-563-9425 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Micropulse_West______ 480-966-2300 Foremaster_Tool______ 801-737--0265 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Mountain_View_Machine_ 435-755-0500 Gerome_Mfg________520-622-8402 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Newport_Tool_ _______801-295-7411 Innovative_Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Quick_Turn_Precision_ __ 801-334-6800 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106 R&H_Machine_________801-621-7922 Matrix_Machine______ 480-966-4451 Innovative_Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 Radtech_ _________ 303-789-4247 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Paramount_Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Newport_Tool_ _______801-295-7411 Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999 Reata_Engineering_&_Mach_ 303-936-1350 Paramount_Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Skydandee_Mfg______ 801-774-8031 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 S.A._Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Machining:Medical Ponderosa_Ind________ 303-298-1801 St._Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 Prescott’s_Mfg_______ 719-482-5826 Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 R&H_Machine_________801-621-7922 Superior_Metal_Products_ 303-791-7550 Prescott’s_Mfg________ 719-482-5826 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Machining: Precision Machining: Milling RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Advanced_Machining_Inc.__303-485-5256 Reata_Engineering_&_Mach_ 303-936-1350 4_Axis_Machining_Inc.___ 303-295-1544 American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999 Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Cling’s_Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 St. Vrain Manufacturing, Inc.
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HowardPMP________ 801-619-9850 Leading_Edge_Machine_ __ 435-563-9425 Mountain_View_Machine___ 435-755-0500 Prec_Mach’d_Products_ ___ 970-482-7676 Quick_Turn_Precision_ __801-334-6800 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Tool_Design_______ 801-231-4404 Wesco_Laser_Mchg______ 303-765-5916
CM_Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Focused_on_Machining_ __ 303-922-3076 MicroMetals_________ 719-593-8367 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106_ 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 TVT_Die_Casting_ ______ 800-280-2278
Prescott’s_Mfg_______ 719-482-5826 Reata_Engineering_&_Mach._ 303-936-1350 Superior_Metal_Products___ 303-791-7550 Wasatch_Laser_Processing__801-972-3500 Machining: Swiss Bar-S_Machine_______ 928-636-2115 HowardPMP________ 801-619-9850 Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 White_Rock_Inc________ 435-750-6414
Machining: Ultra-Precision Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Machining: Waterjet Colorado_Waterjet_ ___970-532-5404 Quick_Turn_Precision_ __801-334-6800 MANUFACTURING Group_Mfg_Serv______480-966-3952 Prescott’s_Manufacturing_719-482-5826 RD_Machine_&_Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Composites S.A._Composites_______ 970-776-3877 S.A. Contract Apex Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech ________ 480-966-1591 Wire-Tech_ Production Aero Aero_Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 BK BK_Machine_Inc.______801-253-1929 EMJD EMJD_Corporation_____303-761-5236 L.A.R. L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Laser Laser_Concepts_Inc.____ 801-280-7723 Prescott’s Prescott’s_Manufacturing_719-482-5826 White White_Rock_Inc_ _______ 435-750-6414 Rapid Prototyping White White_Rock_Inc_ _______ 435-750-6414 Robotic CNC DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 DMSI_ Routering CNC DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 DMSI_ Small Part Pinnacle Pinnacle_Precision_ ___435-563-2722 White_Rock_Inc________ 435-750-6414 Turnkey Product Services Aero_Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 L.A.R._Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Accuwright_Industries___480-892-9595 METAL INJECTION MOLDING (MIM) AFT_ ____________ 303-833-6112 Progway___________435-656-9585 METAL STAMPING Hi-Production Precision Stamping Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038
MOLDS Colorado_Tool_Design_Inc_ 720-218-5246 Lifetime_Products_____ 801-728-1260 Maverick_Mold_&_Machine_ 970-535-4604 Prescott’s_Manufacturing_719-482-5826 Progway__________435-656-9585 Molds: Blow Lifetime_Products_____ 801-728-1260 Molds: Plastic Injection Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 Maverick_Mold_&_Machine_ 970-535-4604 Watkins_Tool_&_Supply_ _ 303-295-9603 Molds: DieCast Design Colorado_Tool_Design_Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Molds: Injection Design Colorado_Tool_Design_Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Molds: Trim Die Design Colorado_Tool_Design_Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Molds Steel DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Aero_Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 Arizona_Finishing_____602-438-4443 ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 Jet_Processing____ 623-869-6749x117 Mil Spec Painting Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 PAINTING Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 PARTS: MISC. Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 PLATING Blanchard_Metals_Proc.__ 801-972-5590 ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 Collins_Metal_Finishing_ __ 602-275-3117 Foresight_Finishing_ ____ 480-921-0000 Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 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
Machining: Turning American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex_Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 AzMark_ __________480-926-8969 METALIZING Bar-S_Machine_______ 928-636-2115 POLISHING Machining: R & D BK_Machine_Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Accuwright_Industries___480-892-9595 American_Machine_&_Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Gold_Tech_Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 MOLDING: ARC Peterson_Machining_____303-449-5755 H&R_Precision________ 801-975-7400 Watkins_Tool_&_Supply__303-295-9603 LA_Specialties_______ 602-269-7612
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Frontier Metal Stamping _ 303-458-5129 PRECISION FORMING Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ Richards_Fab________801-409-0392 Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038 PRINTING Richards_Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Custom Screen ImageTek__________303-806-8111 Weiser/Mile_High_Prec._303280-2778 Stamping:Aerospace PROCESSING: METAL Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Chemical LA_Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038 PUNCHING Stamping:Assembly Group_Manufacturing_Serv_ 480-966-3952 Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Star_Precision_ _______303-926-0559 Stamping:Bending REPAIR Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Bearing Surface Stamping:Design Denver_Machine_Shop____303-295-6000 Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Hydraulic Cylinder Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Denver_Machine_Shop____303-295-6000 Weiser/Mile_High_Prec._303280-2778 ROLL FORMING Stamping:Flat Forming Lifetime_Products_ _____801-728-1260 SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Rolling: thread Stamping: Light Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 ROUTERING, CNC Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Micropulse_West_______480-966-2300 SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 SAW CUTTING Stamping:Precision Diversified_Metal_Services__ 801-972-6093 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 SHOT PEENING Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 Pacific_Metal_Stampings___ 661-257-7656 SINTERING Precision_Die_&_Stamping__480-967-2038 Western_Sintering______509-375-3096 Stamping:Prototype SPINNING: METAL Frontier_Metal_Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Metal_Spinning_Solutions__ 480-899-0939 Stamping:Short Run SPLINES Hexatron_ _________ 801-363-8010 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 SWISS SCREW MCHG. Specialty_Steel_Services__ 801-539-8252 Howard_PMP__ _______ 801-808-4106 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA White_Rock_Inc________ 435-750-6414 Accuwright_Industries____480-892-9595 Screwing: Lead SPRINGS Ron_Grob_Co._ _______970-667-5320 Flat & Wire TAPPING SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Laser_Concepts_Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 STAMPING Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 TEST FIXTURES Dayton_Rogers_ ______ 763-717-6303 Riegert_Precision_Machine__ 208-442-1999
TESTING Testing: Corrosive CascadeTEK_ ________888-835-9250 Testing: Non-Destructive Blanchard_Metals_Proc._ __801-972-5590 CascadeTEK_ ________888-835-9250 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 Western_Sintering______509-375-3096 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
Denver Machine Shop ___303-295-6000 Denver_Machine_Shop_ GBC_ ____________303-988-6450 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: 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 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 GBC_ ____________303-988-6450 Mountain_View_Machine___ 435-755-0500_
WELDING Able_Machining_&_Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Arrow_Sheet_Metal_Prod___ 303-427-6419 D&B_Precision_Products___ 719-473-3699 WIRE FORMING Dayton_Rogers_ ______ 763-717-6303 SPRING_WORKS_Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 A2Z METALWORKER METALWORKER A2Z
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Desert EDM Sales...52 DMSI...55 Edge Technologies...52 EDM Network...31,51 EDM Performance Accessories...51 EMJD Corp....57 Erickson Metals...49 Fabricating Equipment Sales..30,51 Fadal CNC...8,50 Falcon Sheet Metal...59 Faustson...22,56 Flow International..49 Focused On Machining...58 Foothills Machinery..7,49 Foremaster Tool...59 Foresight Finishing...57 Frontier Metal Stamping...60 Gage Lab Products...51 Ganesh Machinery...21 GBC...56 Gladhill Assoc...45,49 Global EDM Supply...50 GMN USA...50 Gold Tech Industries...55 Great Western Registrar...36,54 Group Manufacturing...56 H&R Precision...56 HAAS Automation...2,49 Hangsterfers...50 Hartwig...49 Haynes Intl...52 Helical Solutions...51 Hexatron...57 Howell Precision...38,57 Horizon Carbide...51 Howard PMP...46,60 Image Tek...57 Industrialex...55 Industrial Heat Treat Co...57 Innovative Precision...55 Intech Funding Corp...23 IRH...52 Iron & Metals, Inc...12,52 J.M. Grisley...17,49 Jet Processing...58 Jordan River Galvanizing...59 Jorgensen Machine Tools ...49,52 JQ Enterprises...60 K.D. Capital Equipment...51 King Machine...21,49,52 Klontech Industrial..50,51 Kodiak Ind...50 Kustom Koncepts...56
L.A. Specialties...56 L.A.R. Manufacturing...55 Laser Concepts...58 Leading Edge Machine...58 Lifetime Products, Inc...56 Marshall Tool...43,51 Marzee...48,57 Matrix Machine Inc...56,57 Maverick Mold & Machine...55 May Foundry & Machine...55 MEP...51 Metal Spinning...56 Metal Supermarkets...37,51 Methods ...49 Micro 100...44,50 MicroMetals..56 Micropulse West ...55 Midaco..52 Monckton Mach...2,33,49,53 Mountain View...55 Muratec...52 Newport Tool...59 Nightforce...24-25 Ogden-Weber Tech College...51 OGP...50 Omax...49 Orion Registrar...51 Pacific Metal Stampings...61 Paramount Machine...56 Peterson Machining...59 Phoenix Heat Treating...58 Pilkington Metal Finishing...57 Pinnacle Precision..59 Ponderosa Industries...58 Powder Extreme Coatings...55 Precision Casting Repair...55 Precision Die & Stamping....61 PrecisionFab Inc...52 Precision Mach’d Products...60 Precision Tech...59 Premier Precision...58 Prescott’s Mfg...55 Prime Axis Machine...16 Progway...57 Qualichem...52 Quick Turn Precision...60 R&H Machine...58 Radtech..59 RAM Company...28-29 RD Machine...60 Reata Eng. & Machine...57 ResourceMfg...35,56 Richards Fab...56
Riegert Precision Machine...55 RMTMA...46 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...48,52 Roentgen USA...52 Ron Grob CO....57 Ryerson...15,51,52 SA Composites...55 S&S Machinery...50 Samuel Son & CO..13,41,52 Sandvik...49 Seco Tools Inc...50 Self Clinch Direct...51 Sentry Insurance...38,54 Setco Spindles & Slides...50 Shop Floor Automations...51 Shop Tools, Inc..10,50 Skydandee Mfg...55 Smith Machinery..28-29,49,63 Specialty Steel Serv....30,56 SPRING WORKS Utah...60 St.Vrain Manufacturing...59 Star Metal Fluids...3,49,50,51 Star Precision...56 State Brass Foundry & Machine...56 Steel Services Grinding...57 Superior Grinding..20,57 Superior Metal Products...60 Supra Alloys, Inc...52 Sustaining Edge Solutions...50 TCI Precision Metals...40,51 Team Industrial Services..49,51 Temp Processing...32,56 Todd Machinery...49 Tool Design...56 Total Quality Systems...50 Tornos...9,49 Toyo Tanso USA...50 trajansaw.com...5 Triad Machinery...50 Trusty Cook...39,54 TVT Die Casting...22,55 Universal Laser Systems...34 United Performance Metals...42,53 Utah Metal Works, Inc...26,52 Wasatch Laser Forming...59 Watkins Tool & Supply...47,57 Weiser/Mile High Precision...61 Weldtech, Inc...61 Wesco Laser Machining...57 Western Sintering...61 Western States Calibration...53 Western States Metals...51 White Rock...61 Wrico Stamping...57
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