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Vol. 12, No . 3, May / June 2019

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Don’t lose customers. Don’t lose great employees. It is no secret that the cost of lost customers directly impacts both revenue and profitability for a company.And some studies estimate that 50% of customer attrition (loss) is directly attributed to lack of attention / improper service (i.e. poor customer service). Business owners and managers are keenly aware of the cause and effect of customer service/customer retention and their bottom line. On the other hand, are you aware of the cost of losing an employee?

Happy employees help businesses thrive. Frequent voluntary turnover has a negative impact on employee morale, productivity, and company revenue. Recruiting and training a new employee requires staff time and money. A recent HR study found average costs to replace an employee are: • 16 percent of annual salary for high-turnover, low-paying jobs. • 20 percent of annual salary for midrange positions. • Up to 213 percent of annual salary for highly educated executive positions. Glassdoor just announced the 100 Best Places toWork for 2019 .The reasons cited by employees for rating their employers as ‘a best place to work’, rarely referenced salary. Rather, they focused on meaningful work, being respected, giving back, other factors that any company, large or small, can make a part of their culture. Here are some telling comments: “Bain fosters a really supportive and fun work environment. At a local level, my colleagues are at once my mentors, confidantes, and closest friends.” (Glassdoor 2019 #1)

“Fantastic company culture of ‘Happiness.’You feel it every day and you can’t wait to come to work because you feel ‘cared for.’” (Glassdoor 2019 #2) “You have great opportunities to advance both in store and corporate.They offer great training and have a great support structure.” (In-N-Out, Glassdoor 2019 #3) “Best work and life balance, amazing benefits, amazing people and most importantly a people-first focused company. What else can you ask for?” (Glassdoor 2019 #5)

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“I love working for a company whose vision aligns with my personal beliefs.We are motivated by our belief that we are changing the world for the better.” (LinkedIn, Glassdoor 2019 #6)

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Circulation:The A2Z Manufacturing has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 6500 people in the Rocky Mountain states actively engaged in the Precision Manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 18,000 people.

“It’s an incredibly supportive place to work and you get time off to volunteer; one of the best benefits there can be.” (Glassdoor 2019 #11) “The work life balance is amazing. You are treated like an individual and not a number. “(Glassdoor 2019 #20) I recently met with a machine shop owner who just instituted annual 1:1 meetings with all employees.When asked what can we do better, he was surprised to hear from one employee - a request to organize annual family work picnics. Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that have an impact. Just knw that you do have the ability to implement a healthy culture that promotes happy, contributing team members. Until next issue, I wish you the best and God Bless our Troops!

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Announcements & Releases Star Metal Fluids Selected As Distributor For Phillips 66 line of Industrial Lubricant

Some teams were sponsored by local companies, who paid for their materials, and others were primarily supported by their schools.

Star Metal Fluids is proud to announce the addition of the Phillips 66 line of Industrial Lubricants. Phillips 66 lubricants are engineering to perform at the highest levels over a wide variety of applications and conditions. Aaron Kurzawski, General Manager of Star Metal Fluids said, “The Phillips 66 TCS Slideway Lubricant is a premium quality clear way oil developed for the lubrication of heavily loaded CNC machine tools. It is specially formulated to prevent stick-slip problems to ensure machine protection and good surface finishes of machined parts. The Phillips 66 TCS Slideway Lubricant provides quick and effective separation from water-miscible metalworking fluids which makes for cleaner machines and healthier machine coolants.”

This is the fourth year of the competition, and organizers would like to double the number of teams that participate next year. While the attraction for many participants is the fun of the competition, they also gain marketable skills.

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In each round of the competition, two remote-controlled robots battled it out in a trans-parent plastic cage, attempting to do as much damage as possible to their competitor. During each round, one member of each team controlled the team’s robot while the others cheered him on, occasionally recommending offensive and defensive moves. In between rounds, teams took their robots back to their workspaces to rapidly repair them. The winning team was from Green Canyon High School in North Logan. In past competitions, more sparks flew, but this year many teams built defensive, tank-like bots. Fewer teams chose to include offensive “weapons” like spinning blades and whacking hammers. “I like that we got to design it, and then we got to see what our designs turned into,” said Josh McCain, a senior at Roy High who participated on a combined Roy-Bonneville team. “Knowing that we built this with our own bare hands, and it’s the fruit of our labors — it’s good to see something you worked so hard on do well.” A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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The local machining industry supports the competition through the Northern Utah chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA). The same group pays for the winning Utah team to compete in the national competition, which involves about 80 teams from across the country. Industry is so closely involved because they are having difficulty finding skilled machinists to employ. “It’s a crisis,” said Matt Wardle, president of JD Machine in Ogden. “Our major limiting factor in growth is skilled labor. “Every shop I know has multiple openings,” said Reid Leland, founder and president of LeanWerks Manufacturing and Engineering. “We have four openings.” The machining process, which is now computerized, takes material, usually metal or plastic, and removes parts of the material in order to create component parts for a range of products. “Pretty much anything you touch has had some kind of a start in machining — your pen, there’s a mold that had to be made,” Wardle said. “Machining would create the component parts for the machine that makes your clothing — it’s something just not a lot of people know about.” Machining positions are also good jobs. They start at $14 an hour, and a skilled machinist makes about $30 an hour. Many machine shops also offer on-the-job training. JD Machine has a formal 4-year apprenticeship.The program begins in the classroom at Ogden-Weber Technical College and continues as apprentices work at JD Machine. Apprentices earn a pay increase every six months in the program. “We’ll hire them with no experience, we’ll put them to work, and also we’ll send them to school,”Wardle said. Participants can work full or part time at JD Machine throughout their apprenticeships. Machining is also a pathway into engineering. “An engineer that’s been a machinist is worth their weight in gold,” Wardle said, though some taking this path enjoy machining so much that they don’t pursue engineering training. Source: Standard Examiner

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kind facility is a state of the art, climate controlled environment that monitors and maintains temperature, air pressure and humidity within the space at very precise ranges at all times. The precision center also features secured airlock entrance and exit to maintain complete environmental stability, and isolated, one-meter-deep, steel-reinforced foundations to eliminate vibration and other physical interference. What: The Grand Opening will include short speeches featuring local and national industry experts, a Kagami Biraki celebration, as well as tours of the facility. When: June 5th, 2019 beginning at 2:00 pm Where: 976 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720 Who: Attendees include representatives from our international builders, local legislators, customers and media personnel. Why: The Grand Opening on June 5th will provide attendees the opportunity to tour the new facility and see first-hand the investment made and what it brings to the industry, our machine builders and our customers. No longer do North American manufacturers need to send parts, tooling, and material to Japan or somewhere else to have their intricate, sensitive or challenging test cuts performed. For more information or to register for the event contact Cathy Lambert at clambert@methodsmachine.com or by calling 978639-9210. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Mazak Brings the Future of Manufacturing to MT360 As forward-thinking pioneer in the manufacturing world, Mazak will showcase several innovations that apply emerging technologies to manufacturing applications at the MT360 Conference taking place at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara in Santa Clara, California, and scheduled for June 17-20.

In line with the inaugural event’s goal to bridge the gap between manufacturing and technology, Mazak will present its SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY, Mazak SmartBox IIoT connectivity solution, HYBRID Multi-Tasking Additive Manufacturing and VR Training technology. All of which are examples of the company’s continued leadership in bringing together technology and manufacturing for the advancement and growth of manufacturers in all industry sectors. At the heart of Mazak’s technology and manufacturing innovations is the company’s SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY, a comprehensive suite of digital solutions and network connectivity options, including SMOOTH Link, SMOOTH MPP and the Mazak SmartBox initially developed in collaboration with Cisco Systems Inc. During the MT360 event, the company will demonstrate how these technologies help manufacturers achieve full digital connectivity for process monitoring and optimization. As an industry first, the Mazak SmartBox launch platform for easy Announcements Continued Page 10


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Announcements Continued and highly secure entrance into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues as the company’s cornerstone solution for giving customers the secure digital connectivity they need to thrive in today’s competitive manufacturing industry. As a scalable, end-toend solution, the Mazak SmartBox connects machines, software and other manufacturing equipment to a single network via the MTConnect® open source communications protocol for a fully networked manufacturing environment.

Multi-Tasking series of machines. To provide manufacturers with true, single-setup DONE IN ONE® part processing capability, Mazak integrates advanced additive manufacturing technology into traditional Multi-Tasking and full simultaneous 5-axis subtractive machine tools. Technologies such as wire arc additive manufacturing and multi-laser metal deposition of these revolutionary HYBRID systems are transforming manufacturing just as conventional subtractive Multi-Tasking has.

Because the digital connectivity needs of manufacturers differ, Mazak developed its SMOOTH Link solution that makes remote monitoring simple. It requires only a commercial-off-the-shelf wireless network to enable users to monitor and manage their machines from any computer, tablet or smartphone.

The version of the training program at the conference will show a lesson in operating Mazak’s MAZATROL SmoothX CNC on a Mazak INTEGREX i-200 advanced Multi-Tasking Machine. In past demonstrations, the system often attracts instant interest, especially from younger participants who tend to quickly master the VR equipment tutorial.

The merging of technology and manufacturing has also resulted in Mazak’s development of cognitive or smart automation through its SMOOTH MPP software. The software works with the company’s Multi-Pallet Pool (MPP) automation, a space-saving palletized system for manufacturers unable to accommodate full-size linearstyle automated pallet systems. With smart capability, SMOOTH MPP predicts necessary tools and production output according to the production schedule, displaying pertinent information to the user in a variety of graphs that enable easy utilization analysis. Additive manufacturing continues to dominate as an emerging technology and one that Mazak incorporates into its HYBRID A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Announcements Continued Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Initiative, the umbrella program for the HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg), HPC4Materials (HPC4Mtls), and HPC4Mobility programs. The new funding opportunity seeks qualified industry partners to work collaboratively with DOE’s national laboratories on projects that use High Performance Computing (HPC) to solve key technical challenges. These technical challenges include development and optimization of modeling and simulation codes, porting and scaling of applications, application of data analytics, and Applied Research And Development Of Tools Or Methods. There Will Be Three Areas Of Focus. Area 1: Hpc4mtls The Hpc4mtls Program Seeks Proposals That Will Address Key Challenges In Developing, Modifying, And/Or Qualifying New Or Modified Materials That Perform Well In Severe And Complex Energy Application Environments Through The Use Of Hpc Modeling, Simulation, And Data Analysis. Area 2: Hpc4mfg The Hpc4mfg Program Seeks Projects That Will Use Hpc Modeling And Simulation To Overcome Manufacturing Process Challenges Resulting In Reduced Energy Consumption And/Or Increased Productivity. Area 3: Hpc4mobility The Hpc4mobility Program Is Interested In Collaborations That Address Key Mobility Challenges In Developing, Modifying, And/Or Qualifying New Or Modified Software, Hardware, And Implementation Solutions That Perform Well In Complex Transportation/ Mobility Systems In Rural And Metropolitan Areas. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain•

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Get The Message Out There MACHINISTS WANTED President’s Corner Message Bry Davis, NUNTMA President Having just returned from the annual MFG meeting in Tucson AZ I am refreshed and energized to have learned that many members of both the NTMA and the AMT are working hard to strengthen workforce development. Recruiting and training the next generation of machinists is our biggest problem. One of the best talks was given by Hunter Lott, founder of HR<50. His presentation focused on decision making. When we make tough business decisions whether it be with related to HR or manufacturing process or customer relations or workforce development just take 10 seconds and think. Ask the question is this the right thing to do? Will this decision improve the lives of my fellow human beings. Should I change my approach and get more engaged in building relationships rather than chasing the dollar. We just held our NRL competition at Ogden Weber Tech. It was a wonderful evening. The Announcements Continued Page 14


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In 1939, Ace Wire Spring & Form started out in the industry with a small coiling machine making garter springs by hand. The owner, Joseph Vodvarka, was a machinist, working hands-on in the upstairs room of his house, which was converted into a small office / shop to produce the garter springs needed at the time.Through the years, AceWire Spring & Form grew, and the belief of family was always a part of it. In 1976, Joseph Vodvarka’s daughter, Linda, and her husband Rich Froehlich, bought the company and continue to keep AceWire Spring & Form a family owned and operated business. Rich and Linda Froehlich have a strong belief in family, and carry over that belief into the Ace Wire Spring & Form culture when doing business. Customers benefit from this by receiving personalized customer service, engineering assistance, and a quality final product suited to meet their needs. In turn, Ace Wire Spring & Form is the one who thanks the customers for making it possible for Ace Wire Spring & Form to be celebrating being in business for 80 years. Contacts:John Higgins, Marketing Manager ;412-458-4830 jhiggins@acewirespring.com www.acewirespring.com

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Every two years, competitors from 76 countries and regions around the world compete in more than 50 different trade skills at WorldSkills. The next competition will take place Aug. 22-27, 2019, in Kazan, Russia, and showcase trade skills from construction and building technology, creative arts and fashion, information and communication technology, manufacturing and engineering, social and personal services, and transportation and logistics. Representing the United States from the Rocky Mountain states at the WorldSkills competition in Kazan are:

WorldSkills USA Will Go for Gold in Kazan, Russia at Global Trade Skills Competition SkillsUSA today revealed 22 young competitors who will represent the United States atWorldSkills, the largest international showcase of the skilled trades. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Its selected team members, with an average age of 19, are masters in their craft. Their dedication to training and perfecting their skills will be on display as they compete against peers from across the globe in a variety of intense skills challenges.

Automobile Technology: Paul Danenberg, 21, Boise, Idaho Cabinetmaking: Ethan Harrison, 18, Blackfoot, Idaho Mechanical Engineering: Benjamin Campbell, 19, Nampa, Idaho The first WorldSkills competition was held in 1950 in Madrid, Spain. In 1973, President Richard M. Nixon recognized SkillsUSA (then known as VICA) as the official U.S. representative to WorldSkills.The United States and SkillsUSA have come a long way since first entering the competition in 1975. Hundreds of thousands of spectators, public policymakers, employers, teachers, trainers, technical experts and government officials from around the world will attend this biennial competition and watch the WorldSkills USA team make the United States proud.For more information about the WorldSkills USA, go to: go to: www.worldskillsusa.org A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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The Blue Moon lunar lander will be powered by the BE-7 engine, a new addition to Blue Origin’s engine family. The BE-7’s 40kN (10,000 lbf) thrust is designed for large lunar payload transport. The engine’s propellants are a combination of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen. The BE-7 will have its first hot-fire test this summer. The engine will be available for sale to other companies for use in in-space and lander applications. Bezos also introduced Club for the Future, a non-profit founded by Blue Origin dedicated to inspiring and engaging the next generation of dreamers and space entrepreneurs to preserve Earth and unlock the potential of living and working in space. The Club will bring together K-12 students, educators, and leaders for campaigns and initiatives using Blue Origin’s access to space. The Club’s first activity will be to send a postcard to space and back on a future New Shepard mission. Source: Aerospace Manufacturing And Design

Ball Aerospace Small Satellite For Nasa Arrives In Florida For Launch The Ball Aerospace-built small spacecraft for NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) arrived in Florida last month to prepare for a June launch on board a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. GPIM is NASA’s first opportunity to demonstrate a new “green” propellant and propulsion system in orbit – an alternative to conventional chemical propulsion systems. A sustainable and efficient approach to spaceflight, GPIM will demonstrate the practical capabilities of a Hydroxyl Ammonium Nitrate fuel and oxidizer blend, called AF-M315E. This innovative, low toxicity, “green” propellant was developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory. GPIM is part of NASA’s Technology


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Congress Hoping to Bolster US Advanced Manufacturing Last month, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chris Coons announced a new bipartisan bill whose intent is to increase America’s global competitiveness in advanced manufacturing. The Global Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing Act would expand the national network of Manufacturing USA institutes. The Manufacturing USA program is a national network of 14 public-private partnership institutes with 1,300-member companies and institutions working to keep the U.S. on the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing. The institutes collaborate to develop new best practices in manufacturing, help transition innovative technologies from lab to market, and expand the production of goods made in America. “America has always been a global leader in manufacturing, and we need to do everything we can to make sure our country remains competitive to continue that leadership in the 21st century,” said Senator Gillibrand. This legislation would improve job training programs and support entrepreneurs, creating more opportunities for our workers to succeed in manufacturing. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Albina Co. Inc. is celebrating 80 years in the steel bending industry!The family owned and operated company, located in a suburb of Portland, Oregon, in Tualatin, specializes in bending all forms of structural steel, square and rectangular tubing, tube and pipe, and plate, as well as custom fabrication. Albina Co., Inc. is truly a one stop shop — they produce virtually any metal component that requires a bend or curve without the use of pre-formed fittings.

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Albina has provided bent steel for some of the nation’s most notable construction projects, including many high profile buildings, stadiums and structures. But while their structural projects are high profile and often aesthetically beautiful, the company is unique in the wide range of products they can manufacture, both in the scope of materials and in the relative size. Albina bends rounds as small as .188 “ OD (e.g. the diameter of a straw) up to 28” OD, wide flange up to W40 x 183#, angle up to 8” x 8” x 1¼” and all mill produced sizes of channel. Albina can also bend the smallest up to the largest sizes of hollow structural sections (HSS) to come out of modern tube mills; in fact Albina has the capacity to bend HSS that is larger than standard mill produced sizes.

Albina’s Beginnings Albina was founded as a pipe-bending blacksmith shop in a barn in 1939 by 3 owners, and John Smith was the company’s first employee. John left the company to serve in World War II, and when he returned, he learned that the business was for sale. After a A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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discussion with his wife Verna, the young couple made the bold decision to purchase the business. Under John’s tenure, Albina grew to become a fabrication shop with expertise in bending any form of steel. As the company evolved, its work in plate, angle, channel, beam and hollow structural sections soon outgrew the pipe projects.

moved to its current location, occupying 50,000 square feet sitting on 5 acres. Under the leadership of 3rd generation Smiths, Brian and his wife Jaime, the company has grown 4-fold.

John’s son Bill too proudly served our country, doing a tour in Vietnam after graduating from Portland State University. Once he returned fromVietnam, he came back into the family business, eventually taking it over as the 2nd generation Smith. Under Bill’s reign, the business tripled in size and the company moved to a new larger location, in a 17,000 square foot building that sat on an acre of land in NE Portland.

When Brian and Jaime took over, they began to explore ways to utilize technology for productivity improvements. Brian says it was back in 2011 that the company began aggressively investing in digital (CNC) technologies. Brian is an avid reader, and he had learned much about ‘Industry 4.0’ and the IoT (Internet of Things). He recognized that to ensure the success of the company over the next decades, Albina had to invest in technologies that would enable data gathering and data analysis.These technologies, he knew, would facilitate Albina’s path for continuous improvement. He and his IT consultant developed an infrastructure based on the IPad mini.The company rolled out its first IPads to staff in late 2018, and today the entire shop staff is equipped with one.

Like his father Bill, Brian worked in the business during summers and holidays. He too made the decision to make the family business his career after he had graduated from college with a degree in business and entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado. By all accounts, business has been good at Albina, so good that they outgrew the facility they were in. In 2001, the company

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Brian says, “Through the software we have developed and with the IPads, our staff can instantaneously measure each machine’s uptime.We want to know what each job is actually costing to manufacture, and if an operator has a holdup, we want to fix whatever is causing it.” The IPads are also used to access mill test reports, production schedules, shift schedules, and even photographs of proper machine A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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set-ups. Jaime Smith serves as the c o m p a n y ’s marketing director. Jaime says, “While University of Colorado Denver Flying Roof. We a key f o c u s bent the 12 ¾” OD x .375” wall material and for Brian is to the MC12 x 10.6# material. 24,000# of bent c o n t i n u e t o evaluate new material from Albina. technologies for our production, I too recognized that our marketing strategies had to align with our customers’ n ew bu ye r s , often millenials.” She continued, “To embrace Benefits Health Care Project Great Falls, MT. the millenials Various lengths of: 3" x 3" x 1/4" angle A36, a n d h o w 4" x 4" x 1/4" angle A36 and W12 x 19# A992 they conduct business, I studied social media, from Instagram to Twitter to Facebook to Linkedin. Also, I researched ways to improve our website, from search engine optimization to compelling graphics and messages.” Today,Albina has integrated QR codes into their physical marketing materials, including on their business cards. Through the QR codes, buyers can download the full company directory, and select the contacts they want in their database. Customers also have access to calculators on Albina’s website to assist with complicated bending computations such as spiral bending math. Jaime says, “We had the idea that our customers would value seeing their orders as they progressed through the shop, so we created a picture vault individualized to each customer. Through it, they can see their order at every stage – raw material, production, quality control, and packing – and their pictures can be sorted by purchase order.” A sampling of the positive feedback the company has received: “The vault gives us a little window into your world and provides some reassurance for purchasing agents and project managers that things are going according to plan.”

titled Design Guide 33 ‘Curved Member Design’ was released in October of 2018. Jaime says the initiative was a collaboration between AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) and members of the AISC Bender Roller Committee.

Investment Inevitably Includes New Machines In the last few years, Albina has purchased new machinery. One such investment was the Davi MCP30, the first type of bending machine with the ‘iRoll’ smart camera system. Brian says that the MCP30 has the ability to learn and remember how different materials bend, where the rolls need to be positioned, and how much spring back is associated with a bend/material. The iRoll smart camera system allows Albina operators to create a template on the computer/control panel and the curved member is then overlaid on the template to confirm accuracy. They also upgraded the shop with a new CNC Plasma Cutter, the Bend-Tech Dragon A400 Plasma Cutter, which enables commercial grade tube cutting to length, coping / end prep, cutting holes, engraving and marking.

Bending You Just Can’t Find Elsewhere Jaime says that Albina specializes in structural steel, tube and pipe bending, plate rolling and fabrication. There are others throughout the country that provide bending, but few companies can actually provide the full range of bending services that Albina can provide and still meet the end user’s quality requirements. She adds, “You will have difficulty finding a company that offers spiral bending. Brian says, “We are able to bend spirals from very large sections of HSS — many spiral bends we provide have faces larger than 8” (in fact we have spiral bent HSS as large as 20” x 12” and could bend even larger sections). Our spiral bending capabilities are extremely specialized and it would be very difficult to find another company that can outperform Albina.We accomplished this by introducing a unique invention/process, combining a commercially available induction heating unit with an extremely sturdy frame, a homemade feeding system, and a hydraulic unit that imparts just a bit of camber and twist at the same time.”

“Very cool that you’re able to keep customers in the loop with their order’s progression while being fabricated. Certainly a plus and reassuring to see them coming along!”

Jaime adds that while bending and delivering large spiral bent stringers isn’t cheap, Albina’s reputation for this unique capability means that customers all over the country come to them for their spiral requirements. Companies that want spiral bends to be on-time and done correctly (the first time) come to Albina based on their impeccable reputation.

Jaime and Brian were honored when they were asked to participate (along with a collective of other AISC bender/rollers) in the development of the first ever Design Guide of its kind in the US offering information on the fabrication, design and detailing of curved metal products. The end reference book,

Albina encourages you to contact them for a free quote on your next curved steel project. They can be reached at (503) 6926010, you can email them at info@albinaco.com or visit www. AlbinaCo.com

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The 3 Breakthroughs Additive Manufacturing Needs Most When the concept of additive manufacturing (AM) first entered the public sphere nearly 40 years ago, its applications were mainly focused on fabricating small, complex items with plastic polymers. In the decades since, our understanding of additive manufacturing’s potential benefits has exploded while costs have dropped, leading to breakthroughs like fabricated organs and prosthetics and the proliferation of 3D printers in K-12 classrooms around the world. Today, additive manufacturing has the potential to unlock new sophisticated design and production capabilities for industrial companies, allowing manufacturers to produce customized goods and deliver parts faster. However, the powerful machines needed to additively manufacture mission-critical parts are much more complex than a classroom model, especially on an industrial scale. According to a recent survey, 61% of manufacturing companies now use additive approaches to produce at least 10% of their functional or end-use products (up from 36% in 2017). Seventy-four percent currently use plastic polymers, but there is a large demand for better metal, ceramic, and glass materials. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Challenge #1: Certification In order for an additivelymanufactured (AM) safety-critical part to move from conceptual design into commercial or military aerospace use, regulators must first approve it. While conventionally manufactured par ts have the advantage of decades of knowledge in manufacturing processes, various types of potential defects and field experience, the certification process for AM parts needs to be more rigorous because it is still an emerging technology. In AM, the material properties are strongly dependent on local thermal history to the extent that the material microstructure (grain size and shape) could be different in the XY plane and in build direction (Z). Moreover, material properties could vary from one location in a part to another based on the design features. In many ways, the burden is on the manufactur ing companies to demonstrate to certification authorities like the FAA, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and Department of Defense that additively manufactured parts meet the design intent. We must also demonstrate a thorough understanding of the key process variables and their impact on material properties and design limits. The best way for the industry to tackle this challenge is to develop


a physics-based understanding of the process, identify key process variables, develop in-process monitoring methods and validate the methodology on aerospace components of varying complexity.

Challenge #2: Design Toolchain Part of the promise of additive manufacturing is that it will open up a new era of design freedom for engineers. Additive manufacturing allows engineers to use novel organic shapes in their designs, which may be lighter and have better performance than conventionally designed parts. However, to leverage this design freedom, we need the right tools and methods for engineers to change the way they think about design concepts and integrate these new methods into existing workflows. While complexity comes for free with additive, there are limitations in the type of features and part sizes that can be built. In the last few years, a number of tools have emerged that allow topology optimization of parts to increase stiffness and reduce weight—however, very few, if any, include the AM process or build constraints. In addition, most AM parts require post-build machining operations, and incorporating those requirements during the conceptual design can minimize the design iterations. The answer is to develop an endto-end tool chain that covers the entire AM value stream: from part design, build orientation and process-specific constraints, to considerations for powder removal and post-build manufacturing operations such as milling.

Challenge #3: Training for Engineers Additive manufacturing is still maturing, and it’s creating unique HR challenges as companies look to bring in fresh talent and retrain

(303) 466-3777 foothillsmachinery.com their existing engineering workforce. While younger engineers entering the field may have used 3D printing tools in a school setting, more experienced engineers who are accustomed to working within conventional manufacturing constraints will need additional training to open them up to the possibilities of additive manufacturing. This challenge is amplified if 20,000-30,000 engineers need retraining, and companies will need to find ways to integrate this education with standard, day-to-day work. The industry recognizes this issue broadly, and there are a number of third parties offering AM training courses and certificate programs for working engineers. In academia, universities like MIT, Penn State, and Purdue University are thinking about this challenge and offering additive certification programs, but it’s still early days.While you can’t get a 4-year engineering degree in AM right now, I expect we’ll see minors and interdisciplinary B.S. programs in AM in the earlier half of the next decade. At UnitedTechnologies Corp., we’re tackling this challenge by introducing a new internal training program called the Additive Experience, or AddEx, which offers our engineers the opportunity to participate in practical hands-on demonstrations and lectures on additive manufacturing during a two day-long program. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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will experience during the most extreme part of its journey; the entry phase. To do that, engineers used vacuum pumps to simulate the pressure of approximately 140,000 lb on the structure. The structure was tested to 120% of the expected flight load to push it to the limit.

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Lockheed Martin Tests Mars 2020 Rover Heat Shield Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the flight hardware structure for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mars 2020 rover heat shield, validating the physical integrity with a final static test after exposing it to flight-like thermal conditions. The heat shield is half of the large and sophisticated two-part aeroshell that Lockheed Martin is designing and building to encapsulate the rover from the punishing heat and friction of entry through the Martian

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The Mars 2020 mission will be one of the most challenging entry, descent, and landings ever attempted on the Red Planet. The heat shield aerodynamics serve as a brake to slow the spacecraft from about 12,000mph (19,300km/h), so the structure needs to be flawless. As the tenth aeroshell system that Lockheed Martin has produced for NASA, this is one of the largest at 15ft (4.5m) in diameter. “Our experience building aeroshells for NASA Mars missions does not mean that it is easy,” said Neil Tice, Lockheed Martin Mars 2020 Aeroshell program manager. “Tests like this structural test are absolutely essential to ensuring mission success in the long-run.” The static test was conducted on April 25 and was designed to mimic the load that the heat shield A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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For this test, the team also i n t e g r a t e d a n ew f o r m o f instrumentation. Historically, this test uses conventional strain gauges and extensometers to monitor structural response at distinct points during loading. Partnering with NASA Langley Research Center, the team also applied a new tool called photogrammetry or digital image correlation. This allowed the team to monitor fullfield strains and displacements over the entire visible area of the structure in real time. To use this technique, a vinyl wrap, similar to a decal, that has different visual cues (dark random speckles over a white background) was applied to the heat shield. During the test, a set of digital cameras optically monitor any changes in the pattern and generate a threedimensional map of displacements and surface strains as the applied load increases. “While we have used this full-field photogrammetry technique on test articles in the past, this is the first successful implementation on official flight hardware,” said Dr. Sotiris Kellas, NASA Langley aerospace engineer and lead for the technical demonstration. “This technology will allow us to safeguard hardware during testing but more importantly provide data for test analysis correlation and improvement of our design and analysis tools.” Following this test, the Lockheed Martin team will apply phenolic impregnated carbon ablator (PICA)


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The NAM continues to press Congress for a robust investment with the release last week of its infrastructure blueprint, “Building to Win.”

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The inability to attract and retain a quality workforce remained manufacturers’ top business concern (71.3 percent) in the first quarter.The workforce shortage has forced more than one in four manufacturers surveyed to turn down new business opportunities.

NAM Survey: Record Optimism Among Manufacturers Continues The National Association of Manufacturers recently released the results of the Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey for the first quarter of 2019, which shows nine consecutive quarters of record optimism, with an average of 91.8 percent of manufacturers positive about their own company’s outlook over that time frame, compared to an average of 68.6 percent across 2015 and 2016.The survey’s release coincided with Vice President Mike Pence’s address to the NAM’s 2019 Spring Board of Directors Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Manufacturers’ concerns about our nation’s crumbling infrastructure continue to rise, with more than 77 percent saying the state of infrastructure is not up to standards and threatens their competitiveness.

Manufacturing in the United States is on the rise, and manufacturers are confident about the future, said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. Empowered by tax reform and regulatory certainty, manufacturers are investing in our communities and in our people. But to keep up this momentum, we have to get serious about infrastructure investment and attracting, recruiting and training our people for the high-tech, high-paying modern manufacturing jobs of today and tomorrow. As laid out in the NAM’s ‘Building to Win’ blueprint, a bold infrastructure plan will help secure American prosperity, job creation and our leadership in the world. Conducted by NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray, the Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey has surveyed the association’s membership of 14,000 large and small manufacturers on a quarterly basis since 1997 to gain insight into their economic outlook, hiring and investment decisions and business concerns. By Michael Shapiro

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The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, near the lowest level in almost 50 years, the Labor Department reported. Wage growth slowed a bit in March, with average hourly pay increasing 3.2% from a year earlier.That was down from February’s year-over-year gain of 3.4%, which was the best in a decade.

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The figures reported Friday suggest that February’s anemic job growth — revised to 33,000, from an initial 20,000 — was merely a temporary blip and that businesses are confident the economy remains on a firm footing. Even with the current expansion nearly 10 years old, the U.S. economy is showing resilience. At the same time, the economy is facing several challenges, from cautious consumers to slower growth in business investment to a U.S.China trade war that is contributing to a weakening global economy. So far this year, job gains have averaged 180,000 a month, easily enough to lower the unemployment rate over time, though down from a 223,000 average last year. In March, job growth was strongest in the service sector. Health care added 61,000 jobs, restaurants and bars 27,000 and professional and business services, which includes high-paying fields such as engineering and accounting, added 37,000. Manufacturers cut 6,000 jobs, while construction added 16,000. The overall economy is sending mixed signals. Most indicators suggest slower growth this year compared with 2018.That would mean that hiring might also weaken from last year’s strong pace. In February, employers added a surprisingly low 20,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year and a half, though that pullback likely reflected extreme weather and other temporary factors. Another weak jobs report Friday, though, would fuel concerns about a downshift in growth. Consumers have shown caution so far this year. Retail sales fell in February, and a broader measure of consumer spending slipped in January, potentially reflecting a waning effect of the Trump administration’s tax cuts. Businesses have also reined in their spending on industrial machinery and other equipment and on factories and other buildings. And in Europe and Asia, weaker economies have reduced demand for U.S. exports. Europe is on the brink of recession, with its factories shrinking in March at the fastest pace in six years, according to a

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While the Federal Reserve has pledged patience on interest rates, factories still face hurdles as the economy cools and the global outlook dims. Figures released last week showed fourth-quarter growth cooled more than initially reported, and economists project the first-quarter expansion pace slowed to 1.5 percent, the weakest in three years. Readings for export orders and imports both fell to fresh two-year lows, the latest evidence that the extended trade war with China is taking more of a toll on economic growth. A separate report Monday showed U.S. retail sales unexpectedly eased in February on declines in grocery stores and building materials, which may signal further headwinds for the economy in the first quarter. vSentiment at Asia’s factories stabilized in March, with China’s official gauge rebounding back above 50 with the biggest jump since 2012. Official’s View “We have a relatively stable, healthy, balanced output environment”Timothy Fiore, chairman of ISM’s manufacturing survey committee, said in a phone call with reporters Monday, adding that it supports economic growth this year in the range of 2.1 percent to 2.5 percent. “There’s a lot of confusion in the markets, but the PMI is saying that we’re still expanding.We’re not expanding at the same levels as we were in 2018, but we’re expanding at reasonable levels.” An index of prices paid rebounded from a three-year low and climbed back above 50, a signal costs are ticking up again as crude oil prices extend their rally from December lows.

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An index of supplier deliveries fell to a two-year low of 54.2. Readings below 50 indicate faster deliveries, while those above 50 signal they are slowing. The customer inventories index rebounded from an eight-year low to


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Why Builders Are Increasingly Opting For Engineered Timber Products While 20th century architecture was arguably defined by the innovative use of concrete, steel and other modern materials, it looks more and more like 21st century design will be defined by one of the most traditional building materials of all: timber. To be clear, it’s not log cabins we’re talking about here. Thanks to major technological advances in the past few decades in the realm of engineered wood products, 3D computer modeling and digital fabrication, today’s timber products are sturdy, reliable and, perhaps most importantly, more sustainable than comparable materials. The key innovation in the space has been the development of mass timber, a category of building materials that includes modern engineered wood products such as cross-laminated timber, or CLT panels, and glue laminated timber, also known as glulam columns and beams. These materials are increasingly popular in design- and sustainability-focused projects, notes Erica Spiritos, mass timber preconstruction manager for Swinerton. “With each announcement of a new or completed project in a few pioneer cities, awareness and excitement about mass timber is growing across the country,” Spiritos says.“We have completed three projects, have four in construction, and the number keeps growing.We are currently tracking 8

million square feet of mass timber products being built in the U.S. in the next couple of years.That’s significant.”The key to mass timber’s sustainability, she explains, is the use of small-diameter, fast-growing trees. “WoodWorks calculated that it would take Oregon timberlands 46 minutes to grow the wood for a 156,000 square-foot office building. Demand for lumber, coupled with new forest management practices that support a broader array of ecosystem services, is incentivizing sustainability and having positive impacts on our forest land.” The benefits of mass timber don’t stop there, though.The flexibility of the material allows for faster builds and up to 75 percent fewer deliveries to a job site, Spiritos says. And then there’s the labor advantage, says Corey Martin, architect and principal at Hacker Architects. “In markets that have really big labor shortages, you can take advantage of the precision manufactured product to be more efficient with your field installation crews. Parts are brought to the site, ready to be assembled. So you can have a team in the 10- to 15-person range assembling a typical office building structure, as opposed to the 50-plus-person team that kind of site usually needs.” A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Southwest Turbine, Inc. is a premier We don’t need to tell you that the combination of an aging workforce (the average age for a mamanufacturer turbine parts chinist is 45.6) and the educationalof shiftgas to preparing students forengine four-year colleges rather than vocational schools, has made it difficult. based in Phoenix, AZ So, what can you do to keep your floor fully staffed? Here are a few tips we have picked up from our conversations with other top-shops:

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Training is one of the best strategies to improve retention and increase employee loyalty. The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) recommends at least 40 hours of training annually. Consider tapping into one of your most important resources – experienced machinists – for on the job mentoring or lunchtime coaching.

Speak to Millennials As you include younger machinists on your shop floor, take into consideration that one characteristic of millennials is that they have a strong desire to believe their work matters. Clearly communicating how every step of your process is important to the overall success of the shop as well as your company mission will go a long way.

Encourage Innovation and Problem Solving We have all seen it – employees who simply are on the floor as a means to an end clocking in and out with complete apathy to the shop’s goals. Providing opportunities for creative thinking, innovation, and problem-solving keeps machinists engaged and leads to higher employee retention.

Teambuilding The sheer number of tasks you need to accomplish every day to keep your shop up and running can make it hard to find time to develop programs to encourage a strong team. Your company culture, however, is one of the single most important aspects to keeping a consistent team. Annual outings to minor league games or lunchtime BBQ’s are simple, cost-effective options to get your team together outside the shop.

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Methodology Several data factors were examined, and the Go.Verizon.com team gathered statistics from nearly 300 cities across the country, focusing on certain factors that would categorize them as small without dipping below the mark to town status.

Representative categories Population:According to the U.S. census, the population of a city must fall between 50,000 and 75,000 people to be considered a small city. Broadband access: Internet access is crucial to most business operations. Data was collected based on the access each city has to the internet, running at speeds of at least 10 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps for uploads. Loans per capita: Most new businesses require business loans. Rankings considered how easy it is to get a loan.

Utah best small cities Verizon recognized the best small cities to start a small business, and 4 Utah small cities made the cut. #1 Logan. Logan is much more than a sleepy college town nestled among the farmland of northern Utah’s CacheValley. Utah State University is crucial to both the economic and educational infrastructures of the city, and the state’s low tax rate makes starting and sustaining a small business surprisingly manageable. #4 South Jordan. South Jordan is becoming a booming tech industry hotspot, with software companies growing from the seeds of startup ventures into impressive enterprises. #7 Lehi. Lehi is one of several cities that have converged to make up an ever-growing tech industry haven. Here startups are nurtured into lucrative franchises, and global tech giants like Adobe and Microsoft operate large campuses. #8 Taylorsville. Taylorsville is a happy medium as far as income, commute time, and access to loans goes.The Small Business Administration-sponsored program SCORE helps educate and encourage entrepreneurship and aids in small business growth and success. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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AVX Aircraft and L3 Technologies Unveil Leap-Ahead Design for U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft-Competitive Prototype The AVX Aircraft Company and L3 Technologies announced their innovative compound coaxial helicopter (CCH) design, which is competing for Phase 1 of the U.S.Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA)-Competitive Prototype (CP) program competition. The innovative design solution will exceed the reconnaissance and light-attack mission of FARA with a high-performing and survivable platform. AVX-L3 CCH will meet 100 percent of mandatory requirements and exceed 70 percent of them. The CCH design, combined with rigorous engineering and production processes and certifications, will deliver a safe, performance-driven, affordable aircraft capable of operating in highly contested airspace and degraded environments for extended periods. “This FARA-CP solution provides L3 and AVX an opportunity to demonstrate the agility and innovation that sets our team apart in support of the U.S. Army’s modernization priorities,” said Christopher E. Kubasik, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of L3 Technologies. “We are collaborating to deliver a prototype that provides powerful leap-ahead capability for our warfighters at an affordable life-cycle cost.” “We are extremely pleased to reveal the design for this very important U.S. Army program,” said Troy Gaffey, AVX CEO and Chief Engineer.


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themselves in the marketplace, and improve service, delivery and quality. And there’s more to come. These technologies are not science fiction.They are being applied right now by manufacturers, large and small, in a variety of industries. That much is clear from the results of the annual Indiana Manufacturing Survey conducted by the Indiana Manufacturers Association, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and the accounting firm of Katz, Sapper and Miller. Some 41 percent of survey respondents believe that investing in digital, or “smart,” manufacturing has positively affected growth, while another 31 percent believe it’s necessary to remain competitive. One in three manufacturers consider themselves leaders in implementing Industry 4.0 technologies, particularly data analytics and additive manufacturing. Indiana manufacturers are increasingly using the latter to produce spare parts, finished goods, and jigs and fixtures. Not surprisingly, when the survey team examined the performance of Indiana manufacturers, they found that Industry 4.0 leaders posted better performance in terms of capacity utilization, productivity, costs, and speed and reliability of deliveries. Investment in facilities, machinery and information technologies was reported as the top priority for 58 percent of Indiana manufacturers—the highest percentage since before the Great Recession. Some 37 percent of manufacturers said workforce development was their top priority, while 5 percent said organizational structures and processes were a priority.


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Even If You Missed Out On The Concorde, You May Soon Get A Chance To Fly In A Supersonic Airliner The control room at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Aeronautics Research Center is remarkably quiet g iven the fury Blake Scholl and his engineers just uncorked. Thick concrete walls and a robust slab of glass separate them from a screaming General Electric J85-15, a turbojet like the one used in theT-38 trainer and other military jets.The cylindrical engine, bolted to a steel test stand, glows a sinister shade of red as it spits a cone of flame the color of a clear summer sky. Scholl, who founded Boom Supersonic in 2014, watches as his chief test pilot, former U.S. Navy fighter hotshot Bill “Doc” Shoemaker, and Boom propulsion engineer Ben Murphy coax the engine through its runup to full afterburner: Fuel squirts into the exhaust, boosting the jet’s thrust—and noise—by about 50 percent. All that energy barrels down an exhaust port and out of the building, which is nestled A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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The J85 is GE’s workhorse military turbojet. Three of them will power Boom’s XB-1, a one-third-scale demonstration model of the $200 million, 55-seat carbon-fiber airliner the company hopes to see streaking across the sky at twice the speed of sound by 2025. It would be difficult to overstate the challenges Boom faces as it chases this goal and all the ways its plan could go wrong. 71 years after Chuck Yeager punched through the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, the Concorde and the Soviet Union’s Tupolev Tu144 remain the only airliners to achieve Mach speed. Neither worked out. The Tupolev mostly carried cargo, making just 102 flights with passengers. British Airways and Air France lost money on most Concorde trips despite exorbitant ticket prices and hefty government subsidies.They grounded the airplanes in 2003 after 27 years of glamorous—if fiscally strained—service. The business case doesn’t appear much better today. Even as Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic make steady progress toward the day tourists will glimpse space through the porthole of a rocket ship, no one’s figured out how to make supersonic transport economically feasible.The problem lies in maximizing fuel efficiency while reducing engine noise and mitigating the sonic boom that inevitably accompanies anything moving faster than the speed of sound.When you throw in the requirement that this tech turn a profit, the puzzle is so fiendishly difficult to solve that Boeing and Airbus all but quit trying, launching precisely zero efforts since the Concorde’s last flight. Why bother, when airlines show little interest in jets that carry fewer people, burn more fuel, and can fly only over oceans because of the awful racket they make? Given all this, the idea that a guy who’s best known for Amazon’s ad-buying tech could make supersonic work seems unlikely. Scholl’s plan sounds absurd when you realize his aviation experience is limited to flying small planes.Yet he exudes the ebullient confidence typical of startup founders. “All the technology we need to do this already exists,” he says. “It’s safe, reliable, and efficient. So let’s take that same proven technology and make passenger’s lives more efficient too.” For Scholl, the path to that vision is clear. Boom’s success hinges on developing a jet engine capable of achieving supersonic speeds without that fuel-guzzling afterburner. And he believes the boom problem won’t be a problem for his company. His business plan relies on convincing airlines that with new, more-efficient technology, they’ll make plenty of money shuttling business-class passengers across the Atlantic in three hours or the Pacific in six.The Virgin Group and Japan Airlines are among five carriers so intrigued by the idea that they’ve lined up to buy Boom’s airplanes, should they make it to production. That’s one way of sparking a supersonic revival.The other is to technologically hush the boom and open up an avenue the U.S. and Europe closed to everyone but the military in the 1970s: overland flights, where Mach speeds let you cross the country in the time it takes to watch a movie.The market could be huge, but so are the costs, which is why two other aviation upstarts—Aerion and Spike—are focused on the lucrative business-jet sector. Those companies believe they can mitigate sonic booms with aerodynamic tweaks and clever flying. NASA has spent decades pursuing


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Boom’s headquarters, a gleaming white hangar in a suburb of Denver, bustles with activity. In one corner, a team assembles a mock-up of the Overture’s interior, which features wide seats, wood trim, and a locker under each berth instead of an overhead bin. Not far away, engineers stress-test the carbon-fiber horizontal stabilizer—that’s the little winglet on a plane’s tail—of the XB-1 demonstrator. A growing collection of parts, including a pile of Goodyear aircraft tires, fills one room. Here and there you see models of the airliner, ambitiously sporting the liveries of carriers from around the world. At 170 feet long, the jet will be a bit shorter than a Boeing 777. With a pinpoint nose and triangular delta wing that spans just 60 feet, it will look like a dart. A full-size mock-up of the demonstrator, which will carry two people at 1,400 mph, sits in the middle of the hangar. Airplanes are typically designed around their engines, and the ones that will power the Overture are perhaps its greatest barrier to success—because they don’t exist. For its business to work, Boom needs a propulsion system far more fuel efficient than its demonstration plane’s J85s or even the Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 turbojets the Concorde used. That means ditching the afterburner that injects fuel into the exhaust for a second kick of thrust.This extra boost used to be essential for supersonic flight, but aviation tech has come a long way; the newest Mach fighters can speed along without afterburners. “Modern engine technology will get you all the thrust you need without them,” Scholl says. Trouble is, no one makes an engine that’s both capable of supersonic speed without an afterburner and able to generate enough range for airline use. Rolls-Royce, Pratt &Whitney, and GE are developing proposals, but no one’s discussing specifics for the Boom effort yet. Assuming it does produce a powerplant with the needed specs, Boom will have to go through its own aerodynamic contortions to make it work. The company’s engineers are developing a variable-geometry air inlet for the XB‑1 that will maximize efficiency at both supersonic cruising velocities and the relatively slow pace required for takeoff and landing. The carbon-fiber inlet has a hinged flap that lets it change size. At Mach speed, that flap angles upward into the airflow to create a smaller opening, impeding the air coming in while cruising so it flows through the turbine at the right speed and pressure.When going subsonic, the panel retracts to allow the engine to gulp the air required for everything else. It’s not a part you find on many aircraft, and data from recent wind-tunnel tests suggests Boom’s inlet works. “It’s one of the most complex pieces of the airplane,” Scholl says. “Amazingly, we nailed it on the first try.”

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What Is the Role for Additive Manufacturing in Aircraft Structural Components? A d d i t i v e manufacturing (AM) has been par t of aircraft p ro d u c t i o n f o r years, but its role has largely been limited to noncritical parts such as ductwork and interior components, or engine components (like the famous GE Leap engine fuel nozzle) for which the stresses involved are thermal rather than mechanical. AM will have fully arrived for aircraft part production when it is a solution for making structural components, but how far off is that possibility? In one sense, it is still in the distance. In another sense, it is here today. Spirit AeroSystems, which manufactures fuselages for Boeing commercial aircraft, has recently begun installing the first titanium structural component made through additive manufacturing for the Boeing 787. The part is a back-up fitting for an access door latch. A bracket, essentially. This part is not so critical that the plane couldn’t fly home if it failed, but the part is A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Other advances will wait.This part is an additive version of precisely the same part design previously produced through machining. Dramatic redesign of the part to achieve some of the special advantages of AM, such as weight savings or assembly consolidation through organic or intricate 3D-printed forms, is simply not practical given the aircraft industry’s preference to certify a part design and stick with that design throughout the production life of the plane. These bolder possibilities from AM, at least for structural parts, will have to wait for opportunities in the future, as new parts are designed for new aircraft. And the use of additive for structural parts far more critical than the door latch fitting might need to wait for quality assurance techniques specially suited to additive that do not yet exist. But all of this is coming. Not only does Spirit expect additive manufacturing to play an ever-growing role in aircraft production, the company also recognizes that Tier 1 organizations like it might be in the very best position to deliver on this role. Because of the nature of AM, neither the aircraft OEM nor the sub-tier suppliers farther out in the supply chain are as well-suited to pursue and realize additive’s promise. The transition of the door latch fitting from machining to additive is therefore beneficial in multiple ways: Narrowly, it reduces the cost of this part by significantly reducing the amount of metal needed to make it, and broadly, it blazes a trail Spirit expects to follow repeatedly as it transitions other structural parts to additive and then begins to develop structural parts that are 3D printed from the outset. On a recent visit to Spirit’s 11,000-employee manufacturing campus in Wichita, Kansas, where Boeing 737 and 787 fuselages are made today and where B29 bombers were produced during World War II, I talked with members of the team involved with additive manufacturing about the door latch fitting and what it means.With a fitting and with another, failed 3D-printed part on the table in front of us (more on that below), I spoke with Spirit employees Scott Bishop (R&D), Michael Cumming, Keith Kasych (Structures Certification, Analysis andTesting) and PaulToivonen (Core Structures Engineering and Testing). This last team member made the comment that hung over much of our discussion. “When we talk about additive for structures,” he says, “certification is the elephant in the room.” The door latch fitting was a part able to win certification for the conversion to AM. Meanwhile, he and others at Spirit are working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA ) to directly confront this elephant. The AM version of the door latch fitting is 3D printed by Norsk Titanium using its proprietary Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) process. The name describes the process: A plasma arc allows for controlled deposition of titanium at rapid build rates. Spirit has worked with Norsk Titanium for years to explore and qualify RPD,


with the result that this is Spirit’s go-to method for the time being for making production additive parts in titanium, the metal on which the company has been focused in its search for wins for AM. Kasych explains why. “Titanium is expensive and manufacturingconstrained,” he says. Machining slender parts out blocks of titanium is expensive two ways—first in the amount of metal that must be purchased, second in the amount of machine time and cutting tool expense that goes into machining the metal away. Plus, the use of titanium has expanded. Because of the needed stiffness, carbon-fiber composite parts (the 787 is notable for these) have to connect directly to titanium parts, not aluminum, meaning many components that might once have been from easy-to-machine aluminum are made from more challenging titanium instead.The result is perhaps counterintuitive: “Expanded use of composites will lead to greater opportunities for metal AM,” Kasych says. The aircraft-industry term for talking about the cost and waste of machining is the “buy-to-fly ratio”—that is, how much metal needs to be purchased as a multiple of how much metal remains on the finished part installed in the aircraft. An aircraft component machined out of a solid block could easily have a buy-to-fly ratio of 20-1, meaning 95 percent of the metal is machined away. Making the same part through RPD could drop the ratio below 3-1. The process is fast relative to powder-bed metal additive processes, but also more coarse and less precise than these processes, leaving a larger envelope of stock in need of machining away. Yet buy-to-fly reduction is not everything, and not necessarily enough to make the case for additive. The design of the AM build for the door latch fitting nests four pieces together to maximize the efficiency of the build cycle and minimize machining setups, even though this nesting adds some metal. Because of the nesting, “near-net-shape” in the case of the door fitting is not as near as it might be. Another part makes this point more strikingly, the failure I mentioned. This was a case of a prospective additive part for which AM did not deliver sufficient value to win adoption. The part’s 3D-printed form resembles parallel fins, with one fin curving at one edge to flow into the other.This complex cantilevered form proved so challenging to machine without chatter that the escalation in machining cost offset the material savings. Machining this part from a solid block proved easier, so that’s the way it will continue to be made. In the future, though, the determination won’t look like this.The choice won’t look like this. For new parts made additively from the outset, part geometry will be modified to make machining easier. Design for additive manufacturing (DFAM) is the opportunity still to come, Kasych says. The real wins from AM won’t involve just material reduction; they will include part weight minimization via topology optimization or generative design, reduction of assembly by consolidating systems into single 3D-printed forms, and faster time-to-market as a result of reducing the number of manufacturing steps. And Spirit will have an important role to play here, because in DFAM, design and manufacturing go hand-in-hand more than ever before.Source: Peter Zelinski, Editorin-Chief, Additive Manufacturing

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Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales_____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_______ 480-836-1782 EDM Perform. Access.____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Manual Mills & Lathes KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION Multicam__________ 970-218-9046 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Angle Rolls Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 Band Saws Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 Ultimate Machinery_____ 480-966-2000 Bar Feeders Edge Technologies______ 951-440-1574 Cold Saws KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 CNC Punching Centers S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 AMADA America______ 303-670-9406 CNC Routers Multicam__________ 970-218-9046

Drill Lines Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Fiber Lasers Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Multicam__________ 970-218-9046 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 Grinding Machines KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 Multitool USA_______ 800-660-0880 Iron Workers Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutters AMADA America______ 303-670-9406 Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers Amada America______ 303-549-9167 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Plate Rolls Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 Plasma Cutters KNUTH Machine Tools____ 847-415-3333

Multicam__________970-218-9046 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Press Brakes AMADA America______ 303-670-9406 Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Sawing Machines Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Shearing Machines Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Revolution Machine Tools__ 385-355-0316 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Welding Equipment Rocky Mountain Saw Blades303-761-3000 Welding Equipment: Spot Welders AMADA America______ 303-670-9406 OTHER ACCESSORIES Grinding Accessories Multitool USA_______ 800-660-0880 Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales______ 480-816-6300 USA EDM Supply______ 480-836-8330

Plastics: Fabrication Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687 Graphics Materials Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687 Mechanical/Engineering Material Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687 PRODUCTS Guns Layke Tactical_______ 602-272-2654

PROG. SYSTEMS CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 PALLET SYSTEMS Delcam (Autodeck)_____ 877-35-2261 Automatic Pallet Systems MultiCAM_________ 970-218-9046 Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 SolidCAM_________ 530-863-0461 Automatic Door Opener PROTOTYPE MACHINERY 3D Parts To Go________801-380-7935 Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420

RECYCLING Manual Rotary Pallet Systems Recyclable Metals Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Robotic Part Loading Systems Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 Scrap Metal Recycling Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Woodworking Machines Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 Pillar Machine________ 801-965-1900 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT PLASTICS Integrated Systems Inc__ 928-649-9600 Robot Accessories Acrylics And Polycarbonates Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687 SCHUNK___________ 919-452-4535 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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MIKE DENISON BUSINESS LOAN OFFICER Benjamin Johnson ASNT Level III #210316 johnson80120@gmail.com 602-578-8109

ASNT, NAS 410, ASME Nadcap, ASTM, RT, UT, MT, PT

Office: 801-463-3597 Cell: 801-979-3361 Fax: 801-294-3319 mdenison@ucreditu.com www.UcreditU.com

The Industry’s Most Trusted Source to Buy, Sell, and Trade-In Used CNC, Plastics, and Sheet Metal Fabrication Machinery.

800.922.1674

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SAFETY Fire Protection Systems Rotarex__________ 480-689-8756 SERVICES AS9100 Certification ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 BMSC___________ 602-445-9400 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Calibration Services Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Klontech Industrial_____480-948-1871 Western States Calibration_ 801-466-1700 Consultant,3D Printing H2 Solutions_________ 970-692-3344 Consultant,Operational Consultant, ISO ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 BMSC___________ 602-445-9400 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 H2 Solutions_________ 970-692-3344 Consultant,Supply Chain H2 Solutions_________ 970-692-3344 Improvement H2 Solutions__________ 970-692-3344 Contract Inspection Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Education Ogden-Weber Tech College_ 801-395-3795 Electrical: Breakers/Switches/ Starters Denver Breaker Supply __ 855-4UR-BRKR A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Financing Intech Funding______ 385-553-9208 Univerity Federal Credit Union_ 801-463-3597 First Article Inspection Advanced Coord. Tech _____303-469-6161 Heavyhaul IRH ____________801-972-5581 Injection Molding 3D Parts To Go______ 801-380-7935 Inspection Services Advanced Coord. Tech _____303-469-6161 Insurance Services Sentry Insurance_____ 877-373-6879 Lean Consulting ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 Process Improvement/ Audit ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 X-Ray Certified Inspection Service__602-267-0661 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 ISO Registrar Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Lean Manufacturing MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Machine Tool Rebuilding EDM Network_______ 480-836-1782

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USED MACHINERY SALES AUCTIONS | APPRAISALS | LIQUIDATIONS

Nadcap Approvals - Consulting Madisen Dahl Level III NDT Consulting_ 602-578-8109 Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Training & Recruiting Level III NDT Consulting_ 602-578-8109 NUNTMA Chapter Exec. Process Improvement w 801.337.7097 BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 m 801.710.5535 MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 TRAINING Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 Reverse Engineering CAD/CAM Training Advanced Coord. Tech ___ _303-469-6161 Diversified Metal Services___ 801-972-6093 Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 MultiCAM_________ 970-218-9046 CNC/Conventional Rigging & Transfer Atlas Rigging & Transfer_ 801-539-3885 Machining IRH ___________ _801-972-5581 Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Spindle Rebuilding Machining Software GMN USA__________ 800-686-1679 Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Transportation MultiCAM_________ 970-218-9046 IRH ____________801-972-5581 USED MACHINERY Consulting/Engineering EDM Network_________ 480-836-1782 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 K.D. Capital Equipment____ 480-922-1674 SPINDLE REPAIR Methods West_ _ _______602-437-2220 RMS Assembly & Mfg___ 303-777-3064 ReSell CNC West_______480-694-991 TOOLING S&S Machinery Sales____602-368-8542 PrecisionToolholding Products Industrial Supply____ 800-288-3838 Selway Machine Tool___ 888-735-9290 WATERJET CUTTING Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 MACHINERY _ Tooling Systems Fabricating Equip Sales___303-466-7342 Industrial Supply____ 800-288-3838 Flow International_______800-446-3569 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 Global EDM Supply_____480-836-8330 Live Tool Holders Jorgenson Machine Tools____435-659-9455 Industrial Supply____ 800-288-3838 Multicam__________ 970-218-9046 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 OMAX Corp________ _800-838-0343 Abrasives/Blast Media Static Tool Holders Industrial Supply____ 800-288-3838 Barton International_____ 800-741-7756 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 GMA Garnet Group_____ 832-243-9300


Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

ADDITIVE MFG/ 3 D PRINTING BMSC___________ 602-445-9400 Pillar Machine_________ 801-965-1900 Faustson___________303-420-7422 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 Quick Turn Machine______ 801-334-6800 SolidCAM_________ 530-863-0461 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY AUTOMATION Calibration Services 3D Parts To Go________801-380-7935 Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Fiero Automation_______ 303-431-3600 Electronics Assemblies RECYCLING Klontech Industrial_____480-948-1871 Advantage Manufacturing__ 877-7270281 Recyclable Metals Western States Calibration_801-466-1700 CAID Industries________ 435-890-8823 Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Consultant,3D Printing Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 H2 Solutions_________ 970-692-3344 Welded Assemblies Petersen____________ 800-410-6789 Scrap Metal Recycling Consultant,Supply Chain Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 H2 Solutions_________ 970-692-3344 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 Qualified Rapid Products__ 801-999-4297 BAR CODING ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Western Sintering_______ 509-375-3096 Design/Engineering Integrated Systems Inc__ 928-649-9600 Qualified Rapid Products__ 801-999-4297 BROACHING ASSEMBLIES SAFETY Ponderosa Ind_________ 303-298-1801 Advantage Manufacturing__877-727-0281 Precision Mach’d Products__ 970-482-7676 Fire Protection Systems Rotarex__________ 480-689-8756 Acu-Tec CNC_________ 303-365-9245 Specialty Steel Services____ 801-539-8252 Mobility Ramps & Stairs Bar-S Machine_________928-636-2115 CASTINGS Modular CAID Industries_______ 435-890-8823 Die Casting EZ-Access_________ 800-451-1903 Dayton Rogers______ 763-717-6303 TVT Die Casting________ 800-280-2278 SERVICES JD Machine________ 801-782-4403 Die Casting: Aluminum/Zinc AS9100 Certification ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 TVT Die Casting________ 800-280-2278

CHEMICAL PROCESSING PAS Technologies____ 480-487-1906 COATING Coating:Black Oxide PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Coating:Chemfilm Frontier Group________602-437-2426 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Coating: Liquid Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Frontier Group________602-437-2426 Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 COMPOSITES S.A. Composites________ 970-776-3877 DESIGNCAD/CAM Bar-S Machine_________ 928-636-2115

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Paramount Machine

www.paramount-machine.com sales@paramount-machine.com Office: 801.886.2755 Fax: 801.886.2759

H& S Machine________ 801-755-7627 DIES Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 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 Custom Design & Mfg____ 435-257-0668 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EDM Express_______ 800-780-7075 Innovative Precision______801-334-6317 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Paramount Machine____ 801-886-2755 Qualtek_________ 719-598-3394 X23 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Wrico____________ 480-892-7800 ELECTROPOLISHING Qualtek_________ 719-598-3394 X23 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Reverse Engineering Precision Tech________801-285-7288

Wrico____________480-892-7800 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

Fabrication: Enclosures Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Fabrication: Medium & Large Bandsaw LLC_________303-744-7181 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 EMJD Corp__________ 303-761-5236 FABRICATION EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Petersen__________800-410-6789 Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Fabrication: SheetMetal EMJD Corporation______ 303-761-5236 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Mountain View Machine __435-755-0500 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 EMJD Corporation______ 303-761-5236 Star Precision________303-926-0559 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540

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Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Pillar Machine______801-965-1900 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel Bandsaw LLC_________ 303-744-7181 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 EMJD Corp________ 303-761-5236 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 FINISHING Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 CPCS_____________303-438-8328 Gold Tech Industries_____ 480-968-1930


Powder Coating Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 CPCS_____________303-438-8328 Frontier Group________602-437-2426 Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Sandblasting Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Shot Peen Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Silk Screening Gold Tech Industries_____480-968-1930 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Iron Phosphates Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 GAS NITRIDING Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Passivation Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 GEAR CUTTING Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Frontier Group________602-437-2426 Specialty Steel Svcs____ 801-539-8252 Gold Tech Industries_____ 480-968-1930 Gear Hobbing Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801

Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Precision Mach’d Prod____ 970-482-7676 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 TVT Die Casting_______800-280-2278 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Finishing: One Stop Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Frontier Group________602-437-2426 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906

Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 GMN USA_________ 800-686-1679 Prec. Mach’d Products__ 970-482-7676 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding___ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Grinding, Blanchard Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Steel Services Grinding___ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Grinding, Cold Saw AA Carbide________ 801-486-4881 Grinding: OD AzMark___________480-926-8969 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Photochemical/Etching GRINDING BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 AzMark___________480-926-8969 VACCO Industries______626-443-7121

Exact Tool Grinding_____ 801-712-2720 Polishing Gold Tech Industries_____ 480-968-1930 FORMING Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Star Precision________303-926-0559 HEAT TREATING Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Pilkington Metal Finishing__801-972-2146 Qualtek_________ 719-598-3394 X23 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-63311 HONING/LAPPING LAYKE, Inc._________602-272-2654 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 IDENTIFICATION Silk Screen Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 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 49 49

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LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Advantage Manufacturing____ 877-727-0281 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 MACHINING Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Advantage Manufacturing___ 877-727-0281 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining: 3D Faustson___________303-420-7422 Qualified Rapid Products__ 801-999-4297 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Faustson___________303-420-7422 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Paramount Machine___ 801-886-2755 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Machining: Aerospace AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Flex-Pro___________480-773-3239 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Paramount Machine____ 801-886-2755 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Pinnacle Precision____ 435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Mach’d Products_ 970-482-7676 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 Machining: Ceramic O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888

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Ceramic: Sapphire, Alumina, Silicon, Aluminum, Quartz O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Machining: CNC Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 DMSI___________801-972-6093 DRP Machine_______ 801-699-4372 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg________970-535-4540 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine__ 435-563-9425 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 Petersen___________800-410-6789 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Electromechanical Design RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 The Toolroom Inc._______ 801-773-6331

Wrico___________ 480-892-7800 Machining: Composites Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Machining: Contract Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Paramount Machine____801-886-2755 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Electromechanical Design Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Machining: DoD CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Machining: Large Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Machining: Laser AzMark___________480-926-8969 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Gerome Mfg________520-622-8402 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Southwest Waterjet-Laser__480-306-7748 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining:Medical A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 CAID Industries______435-890-8823


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LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Machining: Milling Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Paramount Machine___ 801-886-2755 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Petersen__________ 800410-6789 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 DRP Machine_______ 801-699-4372 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Quick Turn Machine_____801-334-6800 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Radtech____ ______303-789-4247 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Machining: Prototype Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 Pillar Machine______801-965-1900 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Machining: Mold Base Maverick Mold & Machine___970-535-4604 Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668 Denver Precision______ 303-469-1771 Machining: Production Faustson___________303-420-7422 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Flex-Pro ___________ 480-773-3239 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Custom Design & Mfg___ 435-257-0668 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Elite Machie_________ 801-710-7891 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 Leading Edge Machine___435-563-9425 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Micropulse West______ 480-966-2300 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 Mountain View Machine_ 435-755-0500

Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Petersen_________800-410-6789 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Quick Turn Machine_____801-334-6800 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Machining: Swiss RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 S.A.Composites______ 970-776-3877 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 The Toolroom Inc._____ 801-773-6331 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Machining: Precision Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Machining: Turning Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668 Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 Petersen_________800-410-6789 DRP Machine_______ 801-699-4372 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Quick Turn Machine_____801-334-6800 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Precision Machined Prod.__ 970-482-7676 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 TVT Die Casting_______800-280-2278 Leading Edge Machine___ 435-563-9425 Machining: R & D Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Mountain View Machine___ 435-755-0500 Custom Design & Mfg____435-257-0668 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Machining: Ultra-Precision Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 MANUFACTURING A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Group Mfg Serv______480-966-3952 Petersen___________800-410-6789 Electromechanical Design CAID Industries______435-890-8823 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Composites S.A. Composites________970-776-3877 Contract Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech_________ 480-966-1591 Production Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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REPAIR Bearing Surface sales@springworksutah.com Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 PAINTING (801) 298Ͳ0113 Hydraulic Cylinder Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 2261 S. 1560 W. ● Woods Cross ● UT 84087 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 CPCS_____________303-438-8328 Rolling: thread Frontier Group________602-437-2426 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Richards Fab_________ 801-409-0392 ROUTERING, CNC Painting CARC Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Frontier Group__ 602-437-2426 PLATING SAW CUTTING Blanchard Metals Proc.__ 801-972-5590 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 SHOT PEENING Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 SINTERING Anodizing Western Sintering______509-375-3096 Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 SPINNING: METAL Frontier Group________602-437-2426 Metal Spinning Solutions__ 480-899-0939 SPLINES Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Specialty Steel Services__ 801-539-8252 SPRINGS Copper Custom/Compression/ExtenForesight Finishing_____480-921-0000 sion/Assembly/Torsion Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 Electroless Nickel EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Flat & Wire L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 Gold/Silver Plate Robotic CNC STAMPING DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Nickel/Chrome/ Routering CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Copper Skid Manufacturing Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 ENS Welding Service__ 208-670-0538 Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Small Part Tin Plate Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Turnkey Product Services Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Thompson Machine___ 505-823-1453 Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 POLISHING L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Stamping:Aerospace METAL STAMPING Gold Tech Industries___ 480-968-1930 Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 PRECISION FORMING Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Richards Fab________801-409-0392 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Hi-Production Precision Thompson Machine_____505-823-1453 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 Stamping Stamping:Deep Draw Wrico____________480-892-7800 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Qualtek________ 719-598-3394 X23 PROCESSING: METAL Precision Die & Stamping__ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine___ 505-823-1453 Chemical Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 MOLDS Stamping:Design Etching/Photochemical Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 Stamping:Flat Forming Molds: Plastic Injection SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 PUNCHING Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Molds Steel Group Manufacturing Serv_ 480-966-3952 Stamping:Foil Forming DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 www.springworksutah.com

RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778

Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414

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Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 TESTING Testing: Non-Destructive Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Pilkington Metal Finishing___ 801-972-2146 TOOL & DIE Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Tool & Cutter Grinding BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 Exact Tool Grinding_____ 801-712-2720

TOOLING Mountain View Machine__ 435-755-0500 Western Sintering______509-375-3096 Custom Tooling BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 Tool Coating BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 Tool Refurbishing BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 WATERJET CUTTING Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Leading Edge Machine___435-563-9425 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Southwest Waterjet-Laser__480-306-7748

WELDING Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Advantage Manufacturing___ 877-727-0281 Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 ENS Welding Service____208-670-0538 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 Pre-Fabricated Pipe Welding ENS Welding Service__ 208-670-0538

Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Welding: Robotic Metalcraft_________888-280-7080 Welding: TIG Mountain View Machine___ 435-755-0500 Petersen__________ 800-410-6789 WIRE FORMING Flat & Wire Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 SPRING WORKS Utah___ 801-298-0113 ASSOCIATIONS N. Utah NTMA_______ 801-337-7097

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EPOCS Mfg...48 Erickson Metals...16,41 Exact Tool Grinding...53 EZ-Access...44 Faustson...27,48 Fiero Automation...24,42 Flex-Pro...40,49 Flow International...41 Foothills Machinery...23,42 Foresight Finishing...52 Frontier Group...52 Gage Lab Products...42 Ganesh Machinery...46 GMA Garnet...26,46 GMN USA...27,42 Gold Tech Industries...47 Group Manufacturing...48 H2 Solutions...43 HAAS Automation...15,41 Horizon Carbide...43 Hurco...23,45 Imaginetics...47 Industrial Heat Treat Co...49 Innovative Measuring Systems...43 Innovative Precision...47 Intech Funding...46 IRH...44 Iron & Metals, Inc..31,44 Jacquet West...43 JD Machine...47 J.M. Grisley..5,41-45 K.D. Capital Equipment...46 Kings Peak...50 Kloeckner Metals...45 Klontech Industrial...42 Knuth Machine Tools...44 KTR Machine...44 Kustom Koncepts...48 Laird Plastics...45 Laube Titanium...43 LAYKE Inc...52 Layke Tactical...45 Leading Edge Machine...50 LeGrand. (C2G)..43 Level III Nadcap Consulting...46 LK Metrology..15,.42

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