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Vol. 18, No. 6 Nov/Dec 2012

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WC Machine & Tool Certifies To ISO9001:2008 in Less Than 4 Months With the Help of BMSC

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Editors Corner You have much to learn, Grasshopper. Sensei Sadly, we lost the founder of the Metalworker on September 18th. Bill Lambert lived for 83.75 years, and was my Sensei.

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Announcements............6-7,10,12,14,16, 18 Shop Profile .....................................1,30-31 Bill’s friend Dick Bloss was one of the many who supported Bill when he launched the magazine in 1994. Dick says that when Bill sold his machine Feature Articles................... 44-45,52,58-59 tool company, he was encouraged by friends to start a ‘newsletter’ about Buyers Guide Equipment....................90-98 business in the region, particularly focusing on Arizona. Over the years, Buyers Guide Processes ..................99-109 the Arizona Metalworker grew into a 4 color bi-monthly magazine with a Card Gallery .....................................90-109 distribution of ~8000 and many issues exceeding 100 pages. Index of Advertisers ............................... 110 Editorial..................................... Throughout

Bill retired from the Arizona Metalworker in January of 2005. Not one to take it easy, he worked until he was 76 years of age! That’s when I come in.The Metalworker was up for sale, and I saw it on an Business Brokerage website.

Before I met with Bill for an interview (he had to accept me as his successor since the magazine was his baby and he wanted confidence that it would continue to be a viable industry source), Bill told his wife Shanna, “What does this lady know about our industry?” We met, talked for hours at Bill and Shanna’s house, and Bill says he told Shanna, “I like her. I think she will be good!” I’m not sure if this was before or after I spilled my large cup of coffee on their cream colored rug! Once the purchase went through, Bill and I met nearly every day for several hours over the next few months. Each day, Shanna would set out a bowl of Japanese trail mix, which Bill and I (mostly I) would nibble on.While Bill was teaching me how to make a magazine, we shared hours of personal conversation. I remember telling him that he was a young man in an older man’s body. Bill was fun, loved technology, and during my training, several of his customers came over to take their ad from a concept in their head to a finished ad, through Bill. Bill and I enjoyed these customer visits. Month 3 ended and Bill handed me all of the computer equipment that came with the business purchase. I couldn’t believe it...I didn’t feel ready at all to put a magazine together on my own. Bill assured me that I was ready. Over the next 7 years, Bill and I kept in touch mostly through email, and with occasional breakfasts. I should have made time for more breakfasts! Bill always sent positive,inspiring and silly emails to his friends. In fact, the last email I received from Bill was a series of photos of animals doing funny things --ending with “Send this to someone who needs a smile”. Bill sent this email on September 16th, 2 days before he passed away. Likely, Bill was not feeling well just days before he passed away, yet he found time to make his friends smile! That was Bill. Bill never let go of the Metalworker, and over the past years, he would call or email me congratulating me on a particular issue. When my partner and I made the decision to expand the magazine into a new region, Bill put together a plan of areas that we should expand into. He did some research and always offered recommendations. The only time Bill made a criticism (if you can call it that) was when he told me “Do you think you might be putting too many women on the cover? Remember, Linda, this is largely a man’s magazine.” I laughed, and told him I would keep this under consideration! Goodbye Sensei!You will find a full page of ‘ATribute to Bill’ on page 43 in this issue. It comes from a few of Bill’s many friends, many who have known him for decades. This is our last issue until 2013! May your holidays be wonderful and God Bless our Troops!

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CONTRIBUTORS Kim Carpenter Robbie Barrkman Gene Wirth Chris Seay Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry.

Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 8200 people actively engaged in the precision manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 19,300 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to A2Zmetalworker.com. All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.


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Announcements & Releases Introducing New Vice President of Operations at Gold Tech Industries Gold Tech Industries, global leader in precision plating for the aerospace, electronics, communications, and semiconductor industries, is proud to announce Tony Davino as the company’s new Vice President of Operations. Tony holds BS Metallurgical Engineering, and MBA Technology Management degrees, and brings with him more than 30 years of experience and proven skills in program, quality, and supply chain management, as well as strong technical expertise in engineering process, design, failure analysis, statistics, and testing. Tony joins our team from General Dynamics, where he has spent much of his career to-date in support of their ground systems, aerospace, and space electronics businesses.While at GD,Tony was responsible for managing in-house Production Operations, and most recently in establishing the Mission Assurance Supplier Quality organization there. Gold Tech welcomes Tony and looks forward to his leadership and guidance in accelerating our path to continued innovation and excellence.

Call Critical Cut for Quick Turn Wire EDM Services Provided By A Journeyman Tool & Die Maker! Critical Cut was founded 2 years ago by Journeyman Tool & Die Maker Frank Froncillo. Though the company is relatively new, the expertise that comes with the company is not. Frank trained to be a Journeyman Tool & Die Maker decades ago in a town north of Pittsburgh, and after working for machine shops in the area subsequently opened his own business. With an economic downturn, Frank moved to a large corporation, Agie Charmilles, supporting customers first as an applications engineer, and subsequently as Regional Manager, managing customers west of the Mississippi. Today, Frank supports customers who require wire EDM. Frank says, “I don’t own any machines except for my Agie Charmilles wire EDMs, and this enables me to take overflow work from other machine shops, who are comfortable knowing that I am not trying to compete with them.” Critical Cut specializes in prototype, and short run production wire EDM services.They pride themselves on partnering with their customers, A2Z METALWORKER

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even making custom tooling for their jobs. Frank says that they utilize the latest software tools to enable jobs to run efficiently, with a focus on unattended operation, thereby facilitating lower cost operations that they pass on to their customers. Call Critical Cut today at 480-785-1316 or visit their website at www.criticalcut.com.

AZPMAP Hosts Its First Ever Boot Camp! Arizona Precision Manfacturing Apprenticeship Program (AZPMAP) hosted it first ever “Boot Camp” in September at the Estrella Mountain Community College. The Boot Camp, attended by nearly a dozen new apprentices, is a 2 credit hour course that prepares students to take the NIMS Level 1 exam. During the 2-week, 30 hour program, students learned about manufacturing operations, safety, manufacturing organizations and processes, manufacturing mathematics, and precision manufacturing equipment. The apprentices will be attending the MET109 Trades Print Reading and MET112 Inspection Techniques classes from October 15, 2012 through December 19, 2012 at Phoenix College. AZPMAP continues to look for qualified apprentices as well as machine shops who are interested in employing an apprentice. Fo r m o re i n f o r m at i o n a b o u t t h e program, beneficial to the apprentice, the manufacturing hiring organization, and the state of Arizona, please contact Maxine Jones, Project Coordinator Employer Engagement. Maxine can be reached at 602-723-8191 or you can email her at mjones@azpmap.org.

East Valley Powder Coat Gets It Done In 1-2 Days, and Welcomes Small Lots! Located just off the 60 freeway at Mesa Drive behind Berge Ford, we are your specialist for small runs, prototyping and hobby powder coating. We started in business 7 years ago dong metal fabrication specializing in Medieval Dungeon equipment. I was using a local powder coater who is no longer in business. It took them 6 weeks to get one of my orders done and the quality was not so great. I decided to give it a try...how hard could it be? I bought a $100 used powder coat gun, paid $15 for an old oven, and used a 24” cardboard box as the spray booth. Results were pretty good. I learned as I went on and after doing powder for 6 years, we have a


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We use thethe best powder available. While weedge new flute shape provides a cutting shape for effective clearance of the can do your larger runs, we specialize in chip, even with at increased penetration the small runs no batch fees, norates. color change fees,Low andcutting fast turnaround times. One forces provide fewer problems or two pieces, no problem. If your parts are with weak fixturing, thin walled components clean and ready to powder coat,edge. we can get and loads on the cutting it done in a couple of days, not a few weeks. drillIcomes in lengths 3-8xD as standard. My theory The is that do not have the room to store your stuff, so just get it done quickly. Sandvik Coromant is a world-leading Call us at East Valley Powder Coat, 480-215supplier of cutting tools and tooling systems 2461, Rickfor Elliott, President/Owner. the metalworking industry and is

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Haas Demo Day 19 on October 10th. The event, held in the HFO showroom in Tempe, D avthei dcapabilities O l veofr athe Jo AZ highlighted latesti n s Makino as Haas Senior Process CNC machine tools from Automation.

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“This annual open house is an opportunity Makinoout has expanded its titaniumtool process research and development for us to reach to the machine group with the recent addition of David community and say ‘thank you’”, explains Olvera. Joining Makino as a senior process development engineer, Olvera brings with him extensive Patrick Ellison, HFO-Phoenix President. knowledge and experience in titanium processing. “We strive to make this event informative and useful – but also hope the BBQ &“The prizes willofhelp to demonstrate appreciation for our addition Olvera to the titaniumour research and development solidifies our position as an international knowledge leader in customers’group continued support.” titanium process engineering,” says Mark Larson, Makino’s titanium R&D manager. “His robust academic background will be a key asset in HFO sales, service and applications representatives were on-hand to our objective to research and analyze the machining of titanium, the answer questions as guests watched live demonstrations running effects within the cutting zone andmachine our ability to develop new processes throughoutfor thetheday on the Haas SuperMinimill2, VF-4SS,VF-2SSYT, and highest level of productivity and efficiency.”

ST-30SSY. Also participating in this year’s event were the industry’s Olveraworkholding, received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from leading tooling, and CAD/CAM manufacturers sharing Pachuca Institute of Technology in Pachuca, Mexico. He also holds a their insights and assisting customers in adapting the newest machine master’s degree in manufacturing systems from the Monterrey Institute technologyofand manufacturing to theironshop floor. Seminars Technology. Olvera isstrategies currently working his PhD in mechanical presented by Mastercam, Sandvik Coromant, CAMWorks, Kennametal, engineering, design and manufacturing through the University of the Basque Bilbao, Spain. and VoluMill wereCountry a very near popular attraction.

Olvera has been published on of topics relatedMachinery to titanium Haas Factory Outlet – Phoenix is aa variety division of Ellison process engineering such as ball nose helical milling of titanium alloys, Company, the leading machine tool distributor in Arizona. For more analysis of a tool-tip’s radial stiffness on turn-milling centers, and the informationprediction on the machine toolfor sales, service, andtotraining the of tool stiffness machine tools. parts, In addition his academic company offers and toOlvera be a part of future (480) 968-5877 background, has worked withevents a varietycall of machine platforms or visit www.ellisonaz.com

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Your team at Bolts Metallizing, Inc. •thanks you for our continued A Z METALWORKER 7 • March/Apr 2012 business! After over 30 years, they have out-grown their building and are moving into a much larger 19,000 sq. ft. facility.They will continue to offer the same quality services as before with the addition of Heat Treatment and Braze. 2

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AZ PMAP Establishes Board of Directors

For more information, contact Bolts Metallizing, Inc., now at 3626 West Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85019, with their phone number remaining the same:602-244-2432; WWW.BoltsMetallizing.com

The Arizona Precision Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program (AZPMAP) is pleased to announce that it is moving forward with its manufacturing apprenticeship program in Arizona.It recently selected its team to represent the AZ PMAP as the new board of directors.

CNC Performance Training at Ellison Ellison Machinery Company invites machinists to their Tempe, AZ showroom for monthly CNC Performance Training to share industry best-practices and tips that can help get machine operators past the most common speed-bumps in production. Each CNC Performance Training session is lead by Jason Floor, Applications Engineer, and is inspired by the issues and questions most frequently presented to the Ellison team of service technicians and application engineers. The bite-sized, 1 ½ - 2 hr sessions focus on improving the skillset of the machinist on a specific topic related to your CNC machines. Please join us for our upcoming sessions of CNC Performance Training. Advance registration is preferred as group size will be limited. All sessions will begin at 3:30PM. November 7th: Haas 5-Axis Basics December 5th: Live Tooling & Haas Y-Axis CNC Performance Training is held at the Ellison Machinery showroom at 1610 S. Priest Drive #101, Tempe, AZ. To register and for more information call (480)968-5335 or visit www.ellisonaz.com A2Z METALWORKER

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The newly formed board includes: Patrick Ellison, President of Ellison Technologies. Patrick grew up in the machine tool world, starting his apprenticeship with Haas in 99. He entered sales at the Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) in 2000 in Torrance, CA working a territory there for 5 years before moving to Arizona. Patrick says, “After Steve Huser retired, I purchased his portion of the business and I am now President and part owner with Jim Ellison.” Patrick, who is currently Treasurer for the board, says, “I joined the board because in the next 3 years one-third of the machining population in this country is going to retire. We are not training replacements. If America were to lose its manufacturing prowess we would not exist as the America we all know and love.” Announcements Continued Page 12


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Chairman of the Distributor Advisory Council (DAC) for Marubeni Citizen Cincom for the past two years, which is composed of machine tool distribution principals from across the USA. When approached to be a Board member for the AZPMAP program, I immediately agreed, as it was my career path, and there is a dire need by the manufacturing industry for qualified candidates to learn this trade. I see my position on the Board of AZPMAP as an excellent way to contribute to the manufacturing community that has enriched my career, but also a serious commitment to serve the Arizona manufacturing community. Surrounded by other Board members equally committed, we insure that this program is an effective way for small and large businesses to enrich their staffs with qualified candidates that are eager to learn the precision manufacturing industry. I encourage all manufacturing businesses to participate in this program, as it the future of our industry.” Tracy Rexroat - CTE State Supervisor managing secondary education pr o g r a ms i n manufacturing, IT, engineering and electronics. Tracy worked production at Ford Motor in Indianapolis for 10 years, she was a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for 4 years improvising new technologies for people with disabilities; stair climbing wheelchairs, voice recognition software for the blind, etc . Tracy is retired Air National Guard/ Reserve technician trained in Aerospace Ground Equipment Inspection Repair, and training. Missions included Panama, Desert Shield, Bosnia and Afghanistan to include launch, recovery and marshalling of aircraft. Tracy has a BS in Mechanical Technology, teaching and a Master of Science in Counseling and Mental Health. Tracy says, “My position is secretary for this board to keep records of the progress of this committee. I took the role to help recruit young students in this career field because “it’s fun” Announcements Continued Page 14

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train the trainer teacher, and on a sub-committee for test administration / accreditation application. In order to build and maintain a successful Apprenticeship program we need to ensure that both the apprentice and the employer fully understand the level of commitment required from both. To accomplish this we request that interested employers meet with the program’s Apprenticeship Training Coordinator to review what is required before they make a commitment to hire an apprentice.” Linda Daly- Owner/Publisher A2Z Metalworker -- Linda worked in marketing and sales positions at AT&T, Motorola, and Intel, in New Jersey, Texas, and Arizona prior to purchasing the A2Z Metalworker in January of 2005. Once Linda became involved in precision manufacturing, she served over the last 8 years on the boards of the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA), the Arizona Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP), Announcements Continued Page 16


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Announcements & Releases Continued and the Arizona Tooling and Machining Association. Linda earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware and her MBA from Rutgers University. Linda says, “I am so excited to serve on the board of the AZPMAP. I see qualified apprentices who have gone through extensive testing and interviews prior to being accepted into this government sponsored program. This is just where our tax dollars should be allocated -- helping people to develop the skills they need to succeed.” Russ Biekert, Manufacturing Instructor - Russ spent 21 years at ASU teaching manufacturing Technology, 17 years at ALLIED SIGNAL (now Honeywell Engines) as Director of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Prior to that, he spent 4 years at Corning Connectors as V.P. of Operations.Today, while Russ is semi-retired, he still continues to teach A Z METALWORKER 2

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API Services acquires R&C Service Solutions, Inc.

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The new API Services is teaming up to provide a “one stop shop” for machine tool customers; providing services such as Machine Tool Calibration/Certification, Preventative Maintenance programs and FMS cell system relocation to name a few.With a larger team, API Services is now prepared to offer these services on a national scale. “The merging of these two unique companies will position API Services not only in the Southwest region but also in the national market as they pursue individual relationships with both end users and manufacturers. By utilizing the state of the art calibration equipment and having the ability to diagnose a machine tool problem and perform the necessary repairs, positions API Services as a leader in the machine tool service industry,” said Ray Beauregard Jr., General Manager API Services: Southwest Division. For more information on all of the services offered from API Services visit www. apitechnical.com.

Haas Factory Outlet Service Team Continues to Grow Haas Factory Outlet, a division of Ellison Machinery Company in Tempe, AZ, has added another full-time service technician to its award-winning service team. Tyler Weathers comes to Ellison with 5 years of experience as a certified Haas Service Technician at the HFO in Anaheim. Patrick Ellison, President of Ellison Machinery Company, describes Tyler as a “strong addition to our service team” that has grown to 8 full-time experienced service techs.

API Services announced the acquisition of R&C Service Solutions, Inc.; an Arizona based, full service, machine tool support service company. R&C is now operating as API Services: Southwest Division.

Patrick adds, “We are excited that Tyler will be able to hit the ground running with real time experience servicing the Haas CNC line and a proven dedication to his customers.”

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US Army awards Bradley ECP 2 contract to BAE BAE Systems has been awarded a second phase engineering change proposal (ECP 2) contract to support the upgrade programme of the US Army’s Bradley infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) fleet. Awarded by the US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC), the $55m cost-plus-incentive-fee deal involves the company continuing research, development, test and evaluation (T&E) activities to help enhance the vehicle’s performance. BAE Systems vice president and Vehicle Systems general manager Mark Signorelli said the engineering changes would provide troops with advanced technologies and enhanced vehicle performance to defeat an array of current and emerging threats. “This contract allows us to develop and implement improvements that best meet our A2Z METALWORKER

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In-situ calibration of inertial devices minimises the system’s lifecycle costs by eradicating the need for the manufacturer to recall components from service for recalibration, followed by reintegration into subsequent platforms.

Bloomberg News reports, “Even with trades offering competitive pay, skilled factory vacancies may soar fivefold to 3 million by 2015 amid a US industry rebound and baby boomer retirements, according to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. That shortfall threatens to jeopardize both the US recovery and corporate growth plans.”

Under the deal, the company will work with the university to help improve longterm measurement tasks of micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) inertial sensors. As part of the PASCAL program, the team will manufacture an ultra-miniaturised microsystem, comprising a gyroscope and accelerometer, along with inertial sensing elements co-located in-situ calibration capabilities. Northrop Grumman vice president and chief technology officer Charles Volk said the microsystem development marked progress in constantly measurement for MEMS inertial sensors, eliminating the need for calibration after dormant periods. “Not only may this research help to advance A2Z METALWORKER

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It also facilitates full or mini-calibration of the components just before the platform’s launch, providing increased flexibility and an opportunity to compensate for ageing effects prior to the use of an instrument. Used in a range of navigation, pointing and stabilisation applications for measurement of rotation rate and acceleration, the MEMS sensors face measurement inaccuracies due to its increased vulnerability to long-term instabilities causing bias and scale-factor drift. Administered by DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office, the PASCAL plan forms part of the agency’s Micro-PNT program, which aims at production of technology for self-contained, chip-scale inertial navigation and precision guidance systems.

Figures from the federal government “understate the factory shortage, according to a September 2011 report by Deloitte LLP for the National Association of Manufacturers trade group.The report, based on a survey of 1,123 executives, estimated that there were 600,000 unfilled US jobs in manufacturing. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers used that data as the basis for its projection of 3 million manufacturing vacancies in three years. ‘It’s the single biggest issue that we have to solve if the US is going to be a thriving economic force going forward,’ said Mark Tomlinson, chief executive officer of the Dearborn, Michigan-based group.”


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US Army orders additionalWIN-T Increment 2 systems from GD4CS General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 (Inc 2) systems to the US Army, as part of the Capability Set 13 deployment program. The $346m contract was awarded following authorization from the (DoD) to continue systems deployment and cover supplies to additional brigade combat teams (BCTs) and division headquarters units. General Dynamics C4 Systems president Chris Marzilli said the WIN-T Increment 2 had demonstrated the value of high-speed communications for commanders requiring robust, reliable communications and situational awareness in the battlefield. “Commanders can now make faster, more informed decisions using real-time information while moving with their soldiers, rather than being tethered to command posts,” Marzilli added. A2Z METALWORKER

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WIN-T Increment 2 production is conducted at the company’s facility in Taunton, Massachusetts, and preliminary deployment as key component of Capability Set 13 already started at Fort Drum in New York and Fort Polk in Louisiana, US. Available in three increments, WIN-T is the army’s mobile battlefield network system providing soldiers with mission critical voice, video and data to improve battlefield awareness.

Systematic and Lockheed Martin Working Together to Propose an Electronic Warfare Support System Systematic and Loc kheed Mar tin Corporation are in the process of finalizing terms that will allow them to work together on the establishment of an Electronic Warfare Support System (EWSS) to support the Danish Maritime Helicopter Program (MHP). Contingent on selection of the US Navy’s MH-60R being offered by industry Team SEAHAWK, this project would commence after contract award.


United Technologies sees profit rising in 2013 United Technologies Corp expects “solid” earnings growth next year despite slowerthan-expected economic growth in the conglomerate’s major markets, Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes said last month. United Tech’s acquisition of Goodrich Corp, which closed in July, will add about 50 cents to 2013 earnings per share, Hayes said. Earnings will also get a lift from recovering North American markets for heating and cooling equipment and growth in emerging markets, he said. Headwinds include cuts in defense spending and weakness in some parts of its commercial aerospace business. The maker of Carrier air conditioners, Otis elevators and Pratt and Whitney jet engines, reaffirmed its 2012 profit forecast of $5.25 to $5.35 a share but did not provide an earnings-per-share range for next year. Like other diversified manufacturers, it is A2Z METALWORKER

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expected to do so in December. United Technologies said several factors affecting its results were hard to predict, including pricing, commodity costs, the value of the dollar and the strength of commercial construction, though Hayes noted a closely watched indicator of non-residential construction had recently rebounded. The outlooks for Europe’s economies and U.S. tax rates and government spending are also unclear. The company trimmed its economic growth forecast for the economies in which it operates. The world economy will grow by 2.6 percent next year, down from its year-ago forecast of 3.8 percent. The United States, which accounts for 38 percent of sales, will grow 1.8 percent in 2013, half a percentage point less than United Tech had earlier forecast. “Their forecast for 2013 depends on the election,” said Harvey Neiman, president of Neiman Funds Management LLC, which owns United Tech shares. “United Tech is

well-positioned to take advantage of any increase in the economy. More sectors of the economy are improving.” Growth in Western Europe - contributing 23 percent of sales - will be flat versus 1.6 percent growth expected a year ago. Growth in Japan, China, India, and elsewhere was also revised lower. The company said it expects to pay down $7 billion in debt over the next few months, partly by repatriating overseas cash and partly from recent asset sales. United Tech’s jet engine unit Pratt & Whitney, which in June closed its acquisition of International Aero Engines, said it expects to increase earnings next year and said it was on a path to double sales by 2020 from 2010’s $12.2 billion. Next year’s sales will be up by mid-single digits, said David Hess, the division’s president. “We’re going to grow earnings next year. I can guarantee that,” Hess said.


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Delcam to launch new milling options in FeatureCAM at IMTS

In his remarks, Shelton a number of topics including an Air Force missile warning Delcam will launch theaddressed 2013 release of its FeatureCAM feature-based CAM software on satellite that has yet to enter service despite having launched 16 months ago and the possibility booth E-3222 at the IMTS exhibition to be held in Chicago from 10th to 15th September. of adopting a new approach communications. This will offer a new series to of secure optionssatellite for three-axis milling and enhancements in five-axis machining, plus improvements in the turning and mill-turn modules. Shelton said it is likely at this point that the Air Force will adopt an alternative approach to 12 • July/Aug 2012 • 28 • Nov/Dec 2012

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Call Today. Don’t Wait For Your Machine to Go Down. 602.550.1339 First Solar to Build New Mexico Solar Projects Totaling 20 Megawatts First Solar announced agreements to construct four solar power plants totaling 20 megawatts (MW) AC of generating capacity for PNM Resources, Inc. First Solar will provide engineering, procurement and construction services, using its advanced thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules. The new solar projects are in addition to five projects totaling 22 MW that First Solar completed for PNM in 2011. The solar plants could be in service by the end of 2013, although the schedule is dependent on project approval by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, whose decision is expected in the fourth quarter of 2012. The four projects are expected to create a total of up to 450 construction jobs at peak. “First Solar is very pleased to be working again with a leader in renewable energy like PNM,” said Jim Tyler, First Solar Vice President of Engineering, Procurement and Construction. “Our advanced technology and unparalleled experience designing and building solar power plants will help ensure PNM’s customers enjoy many years of clean, reliable solar electricity.” The solar plants in aggregate will generate enough clean energy to power up to 7,000 average New Mexico homes, displacing about 31,000 metric tons of CO2 annually—the equivalent of taking some 6,000 cars off the road. A2Z METALWORKER

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Microsoft Sending Engineers To High Schools The NewYorkTimes reports, “Big technology companies have complained for years about a dearth of technical talent, a problem they have tried to solve by lobbying for looser immigration rules to accommodate more foreign engineers and sponsoring tech competitions to encourage student interest in the” tech industry. “But Microsoft is sending its employees to the front lines, encouraging them to commit to teaching a high school computer science class for a full school year. Its engineers, who earn a small stipend for their classroom time, are in at least two hour long classes a week and sometimes as many as five.”

Researchers Use Black Silicon Solar Cells To Capture More Light Discovery News reports, “German researchers say they’ve figured out how to grab infrared sunlight with solar cells.The advantage comes from a special black silicon and panels made from it produce twice the electricity of regular PV panels.” Technology Review reports, “Black silicon is made by striking solar cells with lasers in the presence of sulfur gas to change the cells’ texture.”The “researchers improved the efficiency of black silicon by controlling the laser pulse that drives the sulfur atoms into the silicon cell. Changing the position of the sulfur reduces the amount of infrared energy needed to excite electrons so that they are converted into electricity. It effectively creates an intermediate energy level where more infrared light is able to produce electricity.”


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Over the course of the next 4 years, the company grew from just Walt and Colleen, adding 3 employees, an EDM and a CNC machining center. Their growth precipitated their move to an industrial complex, where they occupied a 3,000 square foot facility in Glendale, AZ. Colleen’s sons (Walt’s step sons) Brian and Chris Albrecht joined the growing company during this time. The year1998 changed the course of WC Machine’s business, when Walt and Colleen’s former employer, Motorola, approached the company to submit a bid to acquire their machine shops. Motorola made the decision to close their machine shops, and they invited 5 machine shops to bid on a purchase. Brian says, “All of the shops invited to bid were current suppliers to Motorola.” Colleen and Walt put together a business plan to acquire the shops, and successfully secured a small business loan. In the end, they were awarded Motorola’s assets, and their employees (both the employees and WC had the choice as to whether each employee would move over to WC Machine ).

It is not uncommon for businesses to tout their ‘one stop shop’ ability. But in WC Machine’s case, it is really an accurate statement. The company is both a precision machine shop and a precision sheet metal fabrication shop. In their machine shop they offer CNC Milling and Turning, EDM, Waterjet cutting and grinding. In their fabrication shop, they offer precision sheet metal and welding capabilities. The only thing that WC Machine outsources is plating. In addition to combination machine shop/ fabrication shop, the company has its own heat treat center, assembly and test center, and even a 4500 square foot construction area, designed to support equipment construction for their customers. Late this summer, WC Machine achieved a significant milestone. The familyowned, woman-owned company, certified to ISO9001:2008 with the help of consulting company BMSC. Mike Treffers, WC machine & Tool Director of Sales and Marketing/Board Member of the company, says, “We needed to accomplish certification in order to retain one of our largest customers, and to continue to grow our business with new customers. And we completed the certification in less than 4 months!”(Mike’s unrelenting pursuit of quality and meeting commitments came from working in his family’s manufacturing/plating business, Treffers Precision Inc., which was sold a few years ago).

How It All Started Walt and Colleen Moulton founded WC Machine in 1994 in their garage, with one mill, one lathe and one grinder. The two had retired from Motorola where each ran a machine shop at Motorola’s SBS (Semiconductor Products Sector). Interestingly, their first customer wasn’t Motorola -- in fact, the two had a 2 year A2Z METALWORKER

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Chris says, “18 of 32 employees from Motorola came over to our business.” There were strict stipulations in the acquisition -- the company awarded Motorola’s machine shops had to reside within a 3 mile radius of Motorola’s Price/Elliott facility, and they were not guaranteed any work from Motorola. Daunting requirements, but Colleen and Walt knew Motorola’s machine shop business intimately from their years at the company, and they knew they could make the acquisition a success. Indeed, they were selected to acquire


your building and your machines, take care of your valuable employees, and retain a stellar credit rating.

About The ISO Experience Mike knew about the importance of ISO certification for a machine shop that wanted to support Fortune 500 customers, particularly in the medical and defense industries. And so shortly after he came on board with WC Machine 5 years ago, he often brought up the opportunity to certify.

the machine shops by a management team at Motorola who knew first-hand both Colleen and Walt’s talents. In 1999, WC closed their Glendale facility and opened a 22,000 square foot facility in Chandler, within the 3 mile radius requirement. And though their business acquisition didn’t require Motorola to utilize their services,WC Machine’s reputation resulted in substantial business from Motorola coming their way. Brian says, “Walt is a Journeyman Apprenticed Tool and Die Maker, and we don’t have an operator in our shop. Everyone is a machinist or tool and die maker, and 90% of our team has more than 5 years of tenure at WC Machine.” Chris added, “Operators just don’t work at WC Machine due to the type of work we do. Our customers say they can bring projects to us that nobody else is willing to do. We specialize in tooling and fixturing, small run, high quality parts. We pride ourselves on our quick-turn ability, and this is reflected in our Report Cards, which are always better than 95%.” By design, WC Machine’s approximately 100 customers span a number of industries, including military(defense), bio-medical, electronic, semiconductor and commercial.The company’s success is in part derived by supporting customers across a variety of industries, thereby weathering a downturn in one industry with an upturn in another. And while the 22,000 square foot facility is not equipped to support many more machines, the team at WC Machine say they can accommodate increased capacity by adding a 3rd shift to their operations.

What Is Next Walt and Colleen have spent the last several decades running other people’s machine shops and then running their own.Today, they are gradually stepping down in the organization, particularly during the grueling Arizona summers, when they travel. The shop is well cared for, with Walt and Colleen having mentored their sons Chris and Brian, as well as Mike Treffers. “The plan”, Brian says, “is for Mike, Chris and me to buy Walt and Colleen out. Not yet, but in the future.” Chris, Brian and Mike all agree that they are perpetuating Walt and Colleen’s philosophy of risk taking needed to grow a business, coupled with a keen financial aptitude -- pay off

It didn’t go over well. Brian says, “I remembered how it took 5 years when I worked at Motorola as an Equipment Engineering Specialist to certify. As we worked through the process, it meant significant additional paperwork, it meant changes to our processes to meet ISO requirements, and it was just so arduous and unpleasant.” Mike added, “Our QC Inspector told me he would quit if we had to certify.” Brian says, “Mike’s plating and manufacturing experience made him an immediate asset to WC Machine & Tool. From the start, Mike knew we had the talent and expertise to become ISO certified. It just took awhile for us to believe it.” When a large customer told WC Machine that if they didn’t certify, they would only award them prototype work, it was time for Mike to push his team again. “I told them that I knew of a superior ISO consultant, Bretta Kelly of BMSC. Let’s let her come in to meet with us for a half hour, and if you don’t want to pursue it, I will drop it.” This past Spring, Bretta met with the team at WC Machine and Tool. Chris says, “She was so knowledgeable about the process, and she helped us to understand that her approach would work with what we were doing well today, and it would expand upon our superior processes. She assured us it would be done in just a few months, and it would be relatively painless. Not only that, Bretta’s fees were very reasonable compared to other consultants.” True to her word, Bretta helped the WC Machine team implement an ISO9001:2008 system in less than 4 months! Chris says, “We didn’t have to reinvent the wheel with Bretta’s ISO approach. She worked around our schedules, and she didn’t interfere with the daily business for our team.” The ISO implementation process started by Bretta Kelly mapping out the WC Machine’s processes and documenting their system. Once this was accomplished, Bretta trained Mike, Brian and Chris on how to conduct internal audits. At this point, Debbie Hart, who consults for BMSC, conducted internal audits of all of the WC Machine processes. Bretta and Debbie both reviewed the audit results with the management team and provided additional training of how to successfully collect and analyze data and A2Z METALWORKER

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conduct effective management reviews. Today, Chris, Brian and Mike are all trained internal ISO auditors, and they are proud that they have taken their company to a new level, enabling new customers to work with them. Contact WC Machine & Tool Inc. today to see what they can do for your business.They can be reached at 480-507-4622 or you can visit their website at wcmachine.com.

H e a r Fr o m WC M a c h i n e ’ s Customers “I’ve been working with WC Machine for more than a decade now. I use them for sheet metal fabrication, weldments, and mostly tooling. They are not the least expensive, but you get what you pay for. I utilize WC for my most difficult projects, and their quality is impeccable. As a machinist myself, I know just how difficult the products are that WC does for us so well, everytime. As the billing liasion for my company, I match WC with the work that only they can do right.”

Bob,Toolmaker, Medical Device Company “I began working withWC Machine 9 years ago, with my previous employer.When I came to my new company, they were already on the approved supplier list. Since their quality is so outstanding, I got them placed on our approved local supplier list, which enabled me to give them more more business. WC primarily does our fixtures and tooling.You can’t find a company that can hold the tight tolerances that WC Machine does. I always go to them when I have an quick turn project. Nobody turns our fixtures and tooling around as fast as WC, and they don’t charge an A2Z METALWORKER

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expedite fee for a rush job. WC’s pricing is very competitive. When they can cut a part with their waterjet, when a part requires welding or when a part can utilize high precision EDMing,WC is less expensive than nearly anyone out their in the market. Most companies don’t have the extensive array of machining and processes that WC Machine has. They are just outstanding!” Don, Senior Tooling Engineer, Defense Contractor

About BMSC Business Management Systems Consulting, LLC (BMSC) is owned and operated by Bretta Kelly. Bretta worked for more than 15 years in a wide range of manufacturing industries implementing and managing Business Management Systems. Bretta holds a Bachelor of Science in and Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University. Her experience ranges from process control systems for Intel Corporation, ISO systems management at Varian Tempe Electronics to implementation of Business Management Systems for more than 100 Aerospace, Electronics, and other manufacturing companies. Her certifications include RABQSA - QMS Lead Auditor, AS 9100 Auditor (Certification #Q08350, #A08350), HACCP, and SQF 1000 and 2000 auditing and expert training. Bretta began her consulting career in 1999; implementing, managing, training and auditing ISO 1994, ISO 9001:2000 and AS 9100 programs for semiconductor, aerospace, chemical, cosmetic and distribution companies. More than 80% of the companies’ certification audits resulted in zero non-conformances, and of the remaining, no more than one or two. She also conducts third party audits for several registrars, and she conducts internal audits and facilitates management reviews for her clients on an on-going basis helping them analyze data and implement cost saving improvements in their business operations. For more information on BMSC, contact (602) 445-9400 or visit their website at businessmsc. com.


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NRL has successfully developed and demonstrated technologies for the recovery of carbon dioxide and the production of hydrogen gas from seawater using an electrochemical acidification cell, and the conversion of those gases to hydrocarbons that can be used to produce jet fuel, the Navy says. “We don’t have a favorite technology,” Mabus says. The service is simply keen to develop alternatives.McCain says Mabus should stick to building and operating ships, not developing fuel for them. “You are the Secretary of the Navy, not the Secretary of Energy,” McCain says in a July 27 letter to Mabus. In that same letter, McCain chastised Mabus for his “decision to buy 450,000 gallons of biofuels at over $26 per gallon for a ‘demonstration’ using operations and maintenance funds provided by Congress” as well as the Navy’s commitment of $170 million to develop a commercial biofuels refinery. Both moves “will result in a real cost to the readiness and safety of our sailors and Marines,” McCain said.

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The Engineer reports, “Engineers at Qinetiq are investigating the effects of geomagnetic storms and space weather on commercial airliners with a view to developing mitigating technology solutions.” Qinetiq “is conducting commissioned research into the phenomenon, developing sensors for advanced warning and designing novel system architectures with better tolerances.The increase in microelectronics systems in aircraft in the past few decades means that they are potentially more vulnerable to geomagnetic events originating from space.”

Despite continued opposition from lawmakers like U.S. Sen. John McCain, the U.S. Navy will continue its efforts to leverage biofuels technology for its ships and aircraft, service Secretary Ray Mabus says. Mabus disputes McCain’s contention that the Navy is investing in unproven and costly technology by pursuing a course for biofuels. Research shows that biofuels will be a viable alternative for fossil fuel between 2018 and 2024, according to Mabus. “What we can do is speed that up to make it more competitive,” he says. The Navy has been picking up plenty of steam with its biofuels efforts. The service has touted the use of biofuels in recent large-scale exercises and it is putting together a so-called “Green Fleet” of ships that use alternative fuels while also developing a “Green Hornet” F-18 with the same concept. One of the more interesting alternative fuel concepts being pursued by the Navy is the Office of Naval Research’s program to hone the chemistry for producing jet fuel from renewable resources in theater. The most promising process, the Navy says, would catalytically convert A2Z METALWORKER

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DynCorp International Awarded Contract Valued At Up To $36M To Provide Jet Engine Maintenance For J-85 Aircraft DynCorp International was awarded a contract with the U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command (AETC) to provide jet engine maintenance for J-85 aircraft at Laughlin Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, in support of the Engine Regional Repair Center (ERRC). DI will provide J-85 jet engine intermediate maintenance functions required to support AETC requirements for the Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT), Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT), Euro NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT), Pilot Instructor Training (PIT), and Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals (IFF) missions. The competitively-awarded, firm-fixed-price contract has an 11-month base period with five, one-year options and a total contract value of $36 million if all options are exercised.


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Mitsubishi to Introduce New Fiber Laser Technology at Fabtech Mitsubishi will unveil a brand new Fiber Laser line at Fabtech 2012, to be held in Las Vegas Nov. 12-14. There are plenty of fiber laser systems available out there, but you’ve never seen one like this before. The revolutionary new 3015 NX-F Fiber Laser will come standard with a fiber laser oscillator, a z-axis linear drive, head preset autofocus processing, a 64-bit NC with 15-in. touch screen NC-panel, and more.The stroke on the new NX-F will be 125.9” (3198 mm) by 62.9” (1598 mm) by 4.7” (119 mm), with positioning accuracy of 0.0019/20” (0.05/500 mm). And the rapid traverse rate on the single axis machines will be 4724 in. (120 m) per minute, or 6680 in. (170 m) per minute on simultaneous machines. “This isn’t the first fiber laser, but we took the time in research and development to make sure that when we entered the market, we had it right,” says Bill Isaac, VP of Mitsubishi Laser.

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Goodyear Developing Self-Inflating Tires The Wired “Autopia” blog reported, “Since 2011, Goodyear has been working on self-regulating tires, and next year the company will begin testing its new self-inflating technology on commercial vehicles. If the system can handle the 100-plus psi requirements of big rigs, AMT (Air Maintenance Technology) will likely make its way down to passenger” cars. “Here’s how it works: A sensor on the interior detects when pressure has dipped too low. A valve mounted on the sidewall opens up, and as the tire rotates, the vehicle’s weight compresses a tube built into the tire’s circumference that injects air to increase tire pressure. Once it hits the optimal psi, the system shuts the valve and the ride proceeds as normal.”


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Boeing Gearing Up to Challenge Airbus in Latin America -Executive After Boeing Co. suffered a “very costly loss” in Latin America in the 1990s when many of the region’s airlines opted to buy planes made by Airbus, the U.S.-based planemaker is ready to challenge its rival again in one of the world’s fastest growing air-travel markets, an executive for the region said Thursday. As part of its effort to recover the lead in the market that it lost in previous decades, Boeing is counting not only on the huge sales it announced this year to airlines such as Grupo Aeromexico SAB and Brazil’s Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, but also on wooing Airbus customers such as AviancaTaca Holding (PFAVTA.BO) and Latam Airlines Group, said Van Rex Gallard, vice president of sales for Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean. “In 1997, we lost the campaign for Lan, Tam and Taca,” he told Dow Jones Newswires. Lan and Tam merged earlier this year to form Latam, the region’s biggest airline. “It takes time to recover because once an airline invests in a fleet it’s very costly to change brands,” Mr. Gallard said. “But we’re not going to give up on those guys. A new purchasing cycle is here and we are here with our new 737 Max.” Gol announced at the start of the month that it had ordered 60 of the new Boeing aircraft, to be delivered starting in 2018. Aeromexico said in July that it would buy 100 Boeing planes, 90 of them being the 737 Max. The 737 Max is a lighter and more fuel-efficient version of the 737 that A2Z METALWORKER

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is currently in development, meant to be a challenger to Airbus’s A320neo. With air traffic expected to grow 5% annually over the next two decades, Latin America is one of the world’s fastestgrowing markets. That should open up room for 2,500 new planes in the region in the next 20 years, with 80% of those craft having passenger capacity much the same as the 737, Mr. Gallard said. But with Gol cutting costs as profitability declines and debt levels rise, Boeing’s flight could be bumpy. Rising fuel costs, high taxes and increasing air-travel fees have all led to slowing growth in the region. In Brazil, the region’s biggest market, leading airlines Gol and Tam have said they will reduce capacity this year. In neighboring Uruguay, Pluna-which flew some Boeing planes--was shut down earlier this year as it struggled with insolvency. Mr. Gallard said Gol’s debt levels aren’t a concern because part of that debt is for leasing aircraft, which tends to have terms that are “very flexible.” And while he recognized that the pace of expansion has been slowing, especially in Brazil, he said that growth is still better than other markets globally. “Before growth was in the double digits, and now we’re going to a ‘bad’ number of 7%” growth expected for this year, he said. “But that’s much greater than mature markets such as Europe. So from that perspective, what are you complaining about, Brazil?” With Latin America’s biggest country set to host theWorld Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016, air travel should get a boost. There is also a lot of room for cargo growth next year in Brazil as shipments jump ahead of the soccer sporting event. “There is a lot of inventory build up in preparation for that,” he said. “There was a lot of growth a year in advance of the World Cup in South Africa.” Read more: http://www.foxbusiness. com/news/2012/10/04/boeing-gearingup-to-challenge-airbus-in-latin-americaexecutive/#ixzz28kCVKo00


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The US Army’s Project Manager (PM) Fixed-Wing has submitted an initial capabilities document to the US Department of Defense (DoD) for approval to advance the new utility aircraft development program.

PM Fixed-Wing was established at the Army Contracting Command in October 2011 to manage contracts for the fixed-wing programs.

Capable of conducting a wide range of operations, the new aircraft will replace 112 existing airframes with a common platform to help reduce the amount of resources required for pilot training and maintenance.

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The document was prepared after a joint fleet-wide assessment of approximately 377 fixed-wing aircraft by the PM Fixed-Wing and the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Capability Manager-Lift. Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation project manager for fixed-wing program, colonel Brian Tachias said the document was currently evaluated by the DoD and once finalized, the command would begin an analysis of alternatives study. The analysis of alternatives study will primarily take into account the costs related to maintaining older aircraft compared with acquisition of new platforms, as well as other issues. Tachias said the army’s initial plan was to start acquisition of new aircraft in the next program objective memorandum cycle, even though specific requirements for it were still under evaluation. At present, the army possesses 73 different series aircraft and more than 40 designs, and is expected to greatly benefit from a common platform to enable it to gain efficiencies by lowering the number of A2Z METALWORKER

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The AP reports, “Boeing Co. and the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric Co. have agreed on a firm order for 85 737s.” Flightglobal repor ts, “The 737 Max, which is powered by the CFM International Leap-1B engine, will enter service in five years. The GECAS order begins deliveries in 2018. The US-based lessor ordered the 737 Max 8, but has the option to convert the orders to the larger 737 Max 9. For the Max configuration, Boeing also added a split-tip winglet, an improved tail cone tail cone and an extended landing gear.”


A Tribute To Bill Lambert, Founder of the Metalworker Magazine “What I remember most about Bill is the intense passion he had for machine tools and manufacturing. I’m sure this is why the AZ Metalworker publication was so successful. The time we spent together working on ad content for the magazine always turned into great conversations about business, personal life and new ideas for advertising our products. Bill really had a talent for how the information was presented.

“When I first started TSM Machinery & Equipment Sales officially in 1997, I would take out an ad and many times it was on my own without any support from manufacturers. Sometimes it was difficult to pay the entire invoice from AZ Metalworker and I would call Bill to tell him that I’d get it paid as fast as possible. His answer was always “We know you’ll pay us, keep working and this will also work out for both you and I and good selling!”

Bill put together a trip to the Panama Canal that I will never forget. He was a very entertaining type guy that always made you feel welcome. His laugh and great smile said it all. We will miss you Bill Lambert.” Kirk McDowell, ACC Machinery

I would always write a thank you to him when I sent in the payment. He was a “good guy” and

shall be missed.” Tom Camp,TSM Machinery & Equipment Sales

“There are some people you meet and spend time with in life that influence the happiness that comes your way during your life. Bill, since the late 1970’s, was one of very few that I have known who brought joy, excitement and adventure into my life because I never knew what was going to be going on with him.

“I first met Bill when Matrix bought a machining center from Lambert Machinery in the early 80’s. The business relationship turned into a life long friendship. Bill, his wife Shanna, my wife Donna and I traveled together over the next 20 years. Bill always had a smile on his face and an eternally young spirit. I remember one trip to Samoa, we were staying on a very small island, Ofu, and we decided we would walk to the end of the island. Bill said he was a little tired and would pass. Well by the time we got to the end, here comes Bill in the back of a locals pick up, he couldn’t stand to miss anything. Traveling was only one of many things we enjoyed, from fast cars to our domino games, my friend enjoyed life. I’m glad to have had Bill Lambert in my life and he will be missed.” JoelYoung, Matrix Machine “I remember the pleasure of meeting and working with the founder of Arizona Metalworking magazine, Bill Lambert. Bill was always a gentleman and although we worked closely on my ads he never commented on what other competitors were doing with their ads. Bill provided a great advertising platform to Arizona, New Mexico and beyond. His reach extended beyond Arizona to many organizations from parts manufacturers to machine tool distributors and manufacturers in the United States. Bill never lost his zest for life or his amazing smile, he had a great desire to fly--in fact flew to New Mexico in my airplane! Bill was able to check off his bucket list by flying in a open cockpit aircraft in 2010 thanks to Joel Young.” Dick Short, Adams Machinery

Bill was marketing VP for the Hasbach Company in Southern California, when I met him in 1978. Bill’s educational background was engineering, as was mine. I guess that was our common link besides us both being in sales. Our CHILD personalities were the real glue to our relationship all through our time together. Our motto was Live, Love, and Laugh! In the mid-1980’s, we were observing Ultralights taking off and landing and were anticipating flying one until we saw how they landed by bouncing and tipping over.We took risks in life, but this was plain stupid. Recently, we kept mostly in touch through our e-mail system with many different interests still dominating our friendship. Bill was fighting a chronic disease during the last part of his life, but he still had the little CHILD in him. He gave so much to everyone he met. My e-mails from Bill have gone silent. I miss him dearly. Bell ringing.An angel got his wings.” Leroy Ives, Retired From The Manufacturing Industry A2Z METALWORKER

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BAE to supply additional M88A2 recovery vehicles to Iraqi Army BAE Systems has been awarded a foreign military sale (FMS) contract for production and delivery of additional M88A2 heavy equipment recovery combat utility lift evacuation systems (HERCULES) to the Iraqi Army. The $31.8m award covers the delivery of eight M88A2 vehicles and brings the total value of HERCULES programme contracts received by BAE from the US Government to $1.4bn. BAE Systems Vehicle Systems vice president and general manager Mark Signorelli said the company was addressing the army’s requirement for a cost-effective, self-supporting, heavy recovery performance vehicle. “HERCULES will provide the Iraqi military with a recovery vehicle that has been tested and proven to tow and hoist today’s heaviest combat vehicles,” Signorelli added. The company has previously supplied eight vehicles to Iraq as part of a contract it was awarded in 2010, taking the total number of M88A2s ordered by the US for Iraqi forces to 16. “HERCULES will provide the Iraqi military with a recovery vehicle that has been tested and proven to tow and hoist today’s heaviest combat vehicles.” A variant of the M88 HERCULES, the M88A2 is a self-supportive armoured tank designed for cost-efficient recovery of 70t vehicles, such as the M1A1, M1A2, Leopard main battle tanks (MBTs), bridging systems, as well as other medium to heavyweight vehicles. Powered by a continental AVDS-1790-8CR V12 air-cooled twinturbo diesel engine, the vehicle features enhanced electrical system, an upgraded hydraulic system and an improved power-assisted braking for towing of an M1A1 tank. The vehicle is also equipped with additional armour protection, to deliver increased towing muscle, lifting strength and winching power to the soldiers and marines in all weather conditions. Work under the contract will start at the company’s US facilities in York in Pennsylvania and Aiken in South Carolina in late 2013, and is estimated to be complete in the middle of 2014. BAE’s York facility will manufacture new hulls for the M88A2 configuration, while its Aiken plant will be responsible for the production of some vehicle parts. A2Z METALWORKER

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Excerpts From A Letter of Commendation “On behalf of the Tomahawk Program Office, we would like to commend you for your uncompromising commitment to excellence and consistently superior performance. Your exceptional manufacturing expertise, as well as, tireless devotion to our program has been indispensable and integral to the successful delivery and performance of a new warhead. You and your team have been extremely steadfast in resolving difficult problems without compromising schedule or quality. The speed and accuracy in which you responded to our requests, as well as, working seamlessly with our team, left an indelible impression. Throughout the entire contract, Anewco’s performance has been exemplary and you should be proud of a job well done. “ Jerry says, “During the downturn, we retained as many of our great employees as we could, though they worked less hours. When I asked one of our team members if he was getting enough work to pay his bills, he answered that he was paying his house and other bills, but he wasn’t making enough to feed himself well. This broke my heart, and that is when I set up Waffle Wednesdays, and offered cereal to anyone who needed help with breakfast. We’ve just continued this tradition since then.” Jerry believes in buying American. He calculates that over 60% of the machines at Anewco are Made-in-America Haas CNC machine tools. “We bought our first Haas from John Ruppert of Ellison Machinery, distributor of the Haas and DMG/Mori Seiki lines of CNC machine tools. Since John retired, Jason McCurdy is our new Business Manager. Jason’s first machine sold was to us. The team at Ellison Machinery, including President Patrick Ellison, is outstanding. Their service is superior, we feel we can trust them, and they don’t try to sell us more than we need. They are good, fair people.” Since Anewco’s work involves mission critical products, the company has 2 certified Haas technicians on staff to maintain their equipment. With the Haas machining centers, Anewco offers 5 Axis machining, up to 84” of cutting capacity, and the ability to support projects that range from prototype to large run production. Within the CNC department, Anewco has Haas machines with bar feeders for high production along with the ability to swing 40” in diameter x 80” in length. Two of their production turning centers have bar feeders for customers’ high volume runs, and one has live tooling to reduce secondary milling and drilling operations. One of their latest acquisitions, the Haas VF-11, is Haas’ second largest vertical machining center on the market. Another recent purchase was the Haas VF-7, which Jerry says they purchased since they are getting new contracts for larger parts. Jerry says that so many machine shops in Arizona helped Anewco to win business in Anewco’s early years, and many owners helped share their best practices. “I want to give back, to help new start-up machine shops. Please call me if you’d like some insights from Anewco’s decades of experience.” You can reach Jerry at Anewco at (520) 751-1222. For information on Haas CNC machine tools, contact your Haas Factory Outlet, a division of Ellison Machinery Co., located in Tempe, Arizona at (480) 968-5877 or visit ellisonaz.com. A2Z METALWORKER

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Afghan SpecOps gets PC-12NG Transport Planes In October 2012, Sierra Nevada Corp. in Sparks, NV received a $218 million firm-fixed-price contract for 18 uniquely modified Pilatus PC-12/47E aircraft, which will be used by Afghan National Army Special Operations Forces. Sierra Nevada will handle the modifications to Pilatus’ aircraft, and acts as the American lead. Their work will be performed in Sparks, NV until July 31/15. The 645th AESG/WIJK at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH manages the contract (FA8620-13-C-4007). The PC-12/47E single-engine turboprop is also known as the PC-12NG, and uses Pratt & Whitney Canada’s 1,200 shp PT6A-67P engine. PC-12s are popular light aircraft, with a bit more heft than a Cessna Caravan, and the ability to take off and land using short dirt or grass runways. Over 1,000 have been around the world. Most are civilian planes, but Pilatus is marketing a PC-12NG Spectre variant [PDF] as a special operations platform.The PC-12’s growing number of para-public and military users do include US Special Operations Command, where the “U-28A” serves as a reconnaissance platform and communications relay that can also be converted for light transport and air ambulance roles.

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TSA Qualifies Tunnel Air Cargo Screening Systems from L-3 Security & Detection Systems L-3 Security & Detection Systems (SDS) announced that three new X-ray systems for screening break-bulk freight and skids have been added to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Air Cargo Qualified Product List (QPL). The recently qualified systems are the PX™ 10.10-MV, PX™ 15.17MV 200 and PX™ 18.18-MV 200. These additional systems enable L-3 SDS to offer a total of 15 TSA-qualified air cargo products to help airlines, freight forwarders and other Certified Cargo Screening Facilities (CCSF) screen air cargo transported in both passenger aircraft and cargo planes. These new systems serve a range of break-bulk and oversized freight screening applications from air cargo, postal and receiving dock, to customs and quarantine screening.The PX 10.10-MV offers a low belt height for screening non-palletized freight, providing superior image performance and minimum manual handling issues. It offers a unique modular architecture with segments that can be wheeled individually through a standard doorway or elevator and quickly reconnected - allowing the system to be deployed in many areas previously only accessible to much smaller units. The high-powered PX 15.17-MV and PX 18.18-MV platforms, which come in both 200 and 320 kV power configurations for denser goods and organic materials, achieve best-in-class penetration while reducing the need to unpack contents for inspection, accelerating screening of consolidated cargo. For more than a decade, L-3 SDS has been providing airports and shippers with a conventional and high-energy X-ray line of inspection systems for break-bulk, skids, pallets and ULDs. L-3’s equipment screens cargo ranging from shipments of fruits and vegetables to electronics and is currently in operation at shipping, forwarding and independent cargo screening facilities worldwide.

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NICHOLS PRECISION Certified Veteran-Owned, Minority-Owed ISO 9001/AS9100 Rev. C Manufacturer of Mission Critical Ultra Precision Parts Metamorphosis: Noun: A change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means. Nichols Precision, purchased in the summer of 2007, has achieved nothing short of a metamorphosis. Since its inception (founded in 1996), Nichols Precision has been a precision CNC mill and lathe machining company manufacturing world-class aerospace, defense, medical and industrial parts.And from its start, the company focused on machining parts (primarily stainless steel) requiring supreme precision (+/- .0001 accuracy), on time deliveries and at a reasonable price. Nichols Precision is renown for it production of mission critical space shuttle and other aerospace parts. Many of the parts Nichols make only work once (by design), including components for missiles, bombs, satellites, emergency evacuation equipment, and gear deployment equipment. While the company’s core expertise remains the same sixteen years after it was founded by Bob Nichols, under the new ownership of Dante Fierros, in 2007, the company has made some very significant improvements, including; 1) ISO9001/AS9100 Certification - The company first certified to the rigorous International standards in 2009, and this year they certified to the AS9100 Revision C standards. 2) Certified as an SBA 8A CertifiedVeteran Owned/Minority Owned business. Dante says, “Within the Defense Logistics Agency, we are one of only a couple of SBA 8A Certified machine shops in all of Arizona.” 3) Implemented an ERP system - Nichols Precision’s Enterprise resource planning software, or ERP, integrates all departments and functions across the company onto a single computer system that can serve all those different departments’ particular needs. Patti Neff, management team member employed by the company since 1998 says, “Our ERP system, complete with bar coding of every part, material, and component that enters and exits our shop, allows us to monitor how long each and every product we make takes to produce.This means we can provide extremely accurate pricing, and it has enabled us to become much more efficient.” 4) Instituted Lean Principles - At Nichols, all employees are trained in the fivestep process for guiding the implementation of lean techniques.The company was invited to participate in formal lean training sponsored by one of their customers, General Dynamics, and Arizona MEP (Manufacturing Extension Program) provided the training. 5) Actively engaged with and Supporting Manufacturing Organizations Today, Nichols Precision is an active member of the Arizona Commerce Authority (with membership on the Aerospace and Defense committee,) and a member of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Dante is the current Board President for the Arizona Tooling and Machining Association (ATMA), one of the strongest state chapters of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) in the United States. He is past Board Chairman for the Arizona Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP). Dante says, “The manufacturing industry has been good to Nichols Precision for nearly two decades, and we want to give back. We also recognize that our participation in these associations helps to ensure a strong manufacturing industry for the United States into the future.” Nichols’ business owner Dante brought the skills, expertise and educational background to facilitate Nichol’s transformation, which has resulted in revenue growth every year A2Z METALWORKER

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“The first discoverers of gold were prehistoric, well before the civilizations of the Pharaohs of Egypt and the Sumerians,” she says. But gold soon attracted the admiration of the rich and royal, and since then, kings and emperors, explorers, pirates, and thieves. “Gold figures prominently in the art and currency of the ancient European civilizations I research. It’s one of the most enduring metals, by every definition of the word,” Stanfill says. “Because of that, the gold jewelry, shoes, vessels and other artifacts unearthed by archaeologistscontinue to tell their stories centuries later.” Stanfill shares some other precious golden nuggets: • Jason and the Golden Fleece, myth or reality? Roman historian, Strabo(1st century B.C.) wrote about villages by the Kuban River in the Ukraine, where gold collectors used sheepskins to trap the fine gold particles in the rivers and streams flowing from the Caucasus Mountains. The skins could then be dried and beaten to shake out the gold dust. This practice continued well into the 20th century. It’s very possible Jason and the Argonauts sailed to Colchis, a kingdom on the Black Sea, searching for gold. They most likely heard about this wondrous process from other seafarers and traders.

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• Why so popular for so long? One of the reasons gold has been valued since prehistoric times is, frankly, its beauty. The gleaming yellow metal has a color and brilliance unmatched in the mineral world. Another reason is that the world has precious little of it. In all of history, just less than 364 million pounds have been mined. Only 5.5 million pounds a year are mined now. • The stuff of classic fashion. Evidence of ancient art in contemporary architecture, sculpture and other designs is all around us. But nowhere


is it as surprising to see as in modern jewelry. Choker-style necklaces made of rigid metal, so populartoday, date back to the 8th century B.C.They were a multi-cultural phenomenon, worn in some societies by men and in others by women. For the Celts, they were a symbol of strength and power, and ancient Celts were often identified by the torques they wore not only around their necks but around their waists and wrists (bracelets!) Even as modern society hoards gold as a hedge against the volatile world economy and watches as the price per ounce rises and dips, Stanfill says the true value, for her, is in its history. “Some of mankind’s most beautiful artwork – his very best efforts – were created from gold, and they endure today,” she says. “Without gold, we might not know the status of people found in ancient tombs, and we would not have the vast collection of centuries old artworks that we do today. “The value of gold that never changes is in how it allows the ancients to communicate with us.” About Terry Stanfill Terry Stanfill holds a degree in English literature with a minor in medieval history. She is an Overseer of the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. An enthusiastic preservationist, she was decorated by the president of Italy with the Ordine al Merito, Cavaliere della RepubblicaItaliana, and more recently as Commendatore, for her fundraising efforts for the restoration of San Pietro di Castello, the

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 the
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professional
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National Association of Manufacturers, the The
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 organized
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 & Manufacturing Institute, the Fabricators R&A,
 golf’s
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 Manufacturers Association Internationalof
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 United
 States
 and
 Mexico,
 and
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 Manufacturing Extension Partnership. of
 five
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 Open
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 includes
 Rolex,
 HSBC,
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 country, we were able to show what company
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 manufacturing is all about — a high-skilled, support
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global
company,
Doosan
specializes
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 CEO Jay Timmons. Manufacturing suffers the
infrastructure
support
business
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 from a perception problem, said Jennifer which
includes
thermal
and
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power
 McNelly, president of the Manufacturing

generation,
construction
equipment,
marine
 Institute. “Today’s talent does not view diesel
 engines,
 mechanical
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 manufacturing as a top equipment
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manufacturing workplaces. Dubbed
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Capacity
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 helping to change manufacturing’s image forces
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 larger
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 capacity,
 16,000 jobs in September, according to the compared
to
its
older
brothers. report.

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with
the
additional
armor,
the
service
 “The manufacturing sector was driving also
included
a
requirement
that
soldiers
must
 an outsized share of economic growth in have
access
to
escape
exits
if
the
vehicle
flips
 2010 and 2011, but no longer,” said Scott or
rolls
over.
Humvee
rollovers
are
one
of
the
 Paul, executive director of the Alliance for main
causes
of
non-combat
related
deaths
in
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and
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 in In
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 end,
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 MECV
 program
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 and
 payload
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 said Republican presidential nominee the
Paul addition
 of
 armor
 to
 the
 legacy
 force,
 Mitt Romney, who has vowed to get tough

adequately
protect
the
crew
from
operational
 with China, “should tell House Speaker John threats,
and
incorporate
lessons
learned
from
 Boehner to pass China currency legislation current
operations.” when Congress returns in November. We

can’t wait any longer.” NAM’s Timmons And
 those
 lessons
 learned
 from
 current
 said manufacturers need Washington policy operations
have
been
harsh
ones. makers to end the uncertainty over tax and improvised
 fiscal policy.explosive
 “These job numbers are a The
 devices
 planted
 reminder that need pro-growth policies by
Afghan
 and
 we Iraqi
 insurgents,
 along
 with
 and action now,” he said. weapons
like
rocket-propelled
grenades
and
 mortars,
 exposed
 fatal
 flaws
 in
 the
 lightarmored
Humvee. Researchers Create Organic

Solar Cell That Generates

An
up-armored
version
of
the
Humvee
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 Enough Voltage To Recharge the
 new
 Mine
 Resistant
Ambush
 Protected
 vehicle
 did
 help
 close
 those
 gaps,
 but
 the
 Lithium-Ion Battery Directly tactical
vehicle
fleet
is
still
dominated
by
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 weaker
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 Chief
 of
 Staff
 nominee
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have Ray
 spin-out company Molecular Odierno
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 the
 Hill
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 service
 was
 created an organic solar cellthe
 that generates in
the
process
of
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of
the
problem.
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has
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 that
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 kind
 of
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 known
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 series. According to a statement, modules explosively
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Iran. of these high-voltage cells perform well in different light conditions, including The
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comes
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the
 partial shade, making them well matched to Army
is
preparing
for
a
wide-scale
Pentagon
 consumer electronic devices such as e-book review
of
its
entire
ground
combat
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ISM: Manufacturing Expands In September Bloomberg News reports, “Manufacturing unexpectedly expanded in September after three months of contraction, reflecting stronger orders that ease concern the US economy will slow further. The Institute for Supply Management’s factory index rose to 51.5 last month from 49.6 in August, the Tempe, Arizona-based group said. The AP reports, “The reading ‘will boost hopes that some of the recent slowdown in economic growth was just a summer phenomenon,’ Paul Dales, an economist at Capital Economics, said in a note to clients. In the manufacturing survey, a measure of new orders jumped to 52.3, the highest reading since May. That suggests production will increase in the coming months. A2Z METALWORKER

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Total Quality Systems (TQS) Offers ISO Certified Inspection Services And Superior Zeiss CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) Sales Todd Johnson, founder and president of Total Quality Systems, says, “To my knowledge, we are the only Inspection Services and CMM sales company in the 4 CornersStates (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado) that is ISO9001:2008 certified, and we’ve been certified since 2004.” TQS, founded in 1999, is comprised of two distinct businesses, including Inspection Services and Metrology Equipment Sales.

Inspection Services TQS employes 3 certified inspectors for their inspection services department, and their customers reside throughout the United States. Todd says, “Our ISO certification more than 8 years ago enabled us to provide services to customers in the aerospace, medical, semiconductor andaotomotive industries all over the country. Without the certification, many customers would send auditors to our facility to review our operations. Or, they would have to review our Quality documents to ensure we could handle the inspections they needed.With our ISO certification, customers are confident that our business processes are in place and we can do the inspections they need. This not only increases their confidence in TQS, but it saves our customers money and time.ISO certification is just one of the procedures we put into place to make it easier to do business with TQS.”

or has an expedited project”, Todd elaborates, “they may find that their Quality Control (QC) department can’t accomodate the new business initially. They come to TQS when situations like this arise.” TQS’ inspection department utilizes a Zeiss Contura Select 28” x 40” x 24” Coordinate Measuring Machine for comparing parts to a CAD model, for reverse engineering and for curve analysis. Their ScanMax Manual Scanning CMM allows TQS inspectors to acquire thousands of data points very quickly and accurately with minimal setup time. Todd says it is used for mold making, reverse engineering, and comparing measured values to a CAD model. Their Zeiss/TSK Roundcom 41A allows TQS inspectors to measure roundness, flatness, concentricity, cylindricity, parallelism, coaxiality, squareness, run out, and thickness variations. The Zeiss/TSK Surfcom 130A affords 16+ roughness parameters, including Waviness and Flatness, with 2” stroke capability, and ID capabilities of .040”. Their Ram Optical Sprint 12×12 MultiSensor Measuring System facilitates Non-Contact Measuring for small or flexible parts.

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TQS has proudly carried Zeiss CMM product line since 1994. Todd says the Zeiss line is renown for its accuracy, and construction, and it is recognized as the premier CMM manufacturer in the world. He elaborates, “If people don’t come to us for a bid, they sometimes feel they can’t afford a Zeiss . the reality is that they can. And while some of our custoemrs are industry giants, including Honeywell, NASA, and Raytheon, a larger percentage of our buyers are small machine shops.We just sold a Zeiss CMM to a 4 person shop in Gilbert, Arizona, last week. In fact, you can get into a Zeiss CMM that is fully automated and programmable for $65,000.” Todd says that training and support are 2 of the

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About TQS’ ISO Certification Todd was introduced to Great Western Registrar by the consultant they used in 2003 to prepare for certification. “I’ve used them ever since”, Todd says. they perform an audit on us each year and recertify us when our certification is set to expire.” He says, “Great Western’s auditors, including Rebecca Salo, who supports us, are outstanding to work with. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable, but you always feel like they are on your side, here to help you to do what is necessary to certify. I’ve heard horror stories of auditors who are determined to find corrective actions - because they think this is what they just have to do. I’ve heard of companies spending enormous amounts of money for their auditors travel time and expenses. We don’t get this with Great Western.They are so good, I turn every customer who needs an ISO audit over to Great Western.” Great Western Registrar is an ISO 9001 and ANAB accredited registrar offering complete AS9110 certification, AS9100 certification, ISO 9001 certification and registration services.Within this woman-owned company, all personnel are certified auditors. For more information, contact them at 623-580-1881 or visit greatwesternregistar.com. For more information on TQS’ inspection services, available to customers through the U.S., or for their complete line of metrology equipment, available in AZ, CO, UT and NM, call (480) 377-6422 or visit their website at tqscorp.com. A2Z METALWORKER

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Skydiver’s Feat ExpectedTo Spark Advancements In Spacesuits, Medical Treatment The AP reports, “Baumgartner’s death-defying jump Sunday from a balloon 24 miles above Earth yielded a wealth of information about the punishing effects of extreme speed and altitude on the human body - insights that could inform the development of improved spacesuits, new training procedures and emergency medical treatment.” Dustin Gohmert, who heads NASA’s crew survival engineering office at the Johnson Space Center, remarked, “What I would hope is that, perhaps, this is just the first step of many, many advancements to come.”

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Since the massive shuttle program ended, small businesses are being sought out by the federal government. NASA acknowledges that small businesses are innovation hubs and can complete space industry jobs more quickly for less. That might be why NASA has passed its annual small-business contracting goal by more than 28 percent, spending $2.6 billion on smallbusiness contracts. NASA has made bold moves to harness the innovation and efficiency of smaller companies. “We’re actually being given free rein.They’re counting on rapid development and lower costs and overhead,” said Don Platt, founder of Micro Aerospace Solutions Inc. in Melbourne. “We’re working on a pretty large mission with a company in Los Angeles for a solar cell project for a small satellite.” NASA is overseeing the project, but has tried not to micromanage the operation, which is developing software for the spacecraft. “NASA told us to push back on them when we feel the requirements are overbearing,” Platt said. “They’ve actually been very flexible.”


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The new NASA effort extends from Melbourne to NewYork. Honeybee Robotics, for example, is a small space technology company of about 40 employees. On its résumé: a sample storage system that acts as a robotic lab assistant for the Mars Curiosity Rover, which landed in August, as well as a robotic dust-removal tool to brush off Martian rock samples.

energy diversification strategy adopted by the Supreme Council of Energy, in which solar energy is set to become part of Dubai’s energy portfolio. The strategy is based on Dubai’s growing energy requirements and aims to maintain security of supply in the Emirate of Dubai,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

After the shuttle program that required thousands of engineers, technicians and administrators, NASA is rebuilding on a smaller scale. The agency is trying to help SpaceX, a private company, become the next carrier of astronauts to the International Space Station.

“We are delighted that DEWA has chosen First Solar to build the first phase of this flagship project, which illustrates our strategy to provide comprehensive solar power plant solutions in sustainable markets,” said Jim Hughes, CEO of First Solar. “We commend His Highness for his vision in promoting a path toward a sustainable future for Dubai that preserves natural resources, reduces pollution and serves the Emirate’s rapidly growing power needs.”

First Solar to Build 13MW Solar Power Plant for Dubai Electricity & Water Authority First Solar, Inc was selected by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority to construct a 13 megawatt (MWDC) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Seih Al Dahal, approximately 50 kilometers south of Dubai. Under the terms of the agreement, First Solar will provide engineering, procurement and construction services, as well as its advanced thin-film PV modules. The 13MW solar PV power plant is the first phase of the landmark Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, named after the leader of the Emirate of Dubai, an AED 12 billion project that is expected to eventually cover 48 square kilometers and produce 1,000MW of clean energy for the nation’s capital using both PV and solar thermal technology. “The PV plant installation is a key step in the implementation of the

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“When you do a big deal, getting the deal done is hard but doing the integration and bringing it home is even more difficult,” Chenevert said. “The portfolio’s been reshaped, and I don’t see any other big deals.

Boston Scientific To Buy Rhythmia Medical The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, “Boston Scientific Corp. has agreed to buy privately held Rhythmia Medical Inc., which makes mapping and navigation technology to guide wires to problem areas of the heart. Those wires deliver heat through a catheter to destroy, or ablate, heart tissue that causes the condition.” In a deal expected to close this month, “Boston Scientific will pay $90 million up front and up to another $175 million through 2017 - contingent on certain regulatory, commercial and sales-based milestones.” The Boston Herald reported, “Boston Scientific added that it expects to begin a limited market launch of Rhythmia’s mapping system in next year and full market launch in 2014, if the system is cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration and receives approval in Europe.”

Spirit Aerosystems Aftermarket Customer Support Signs Spare Parts Agreement With Ethiopian Airlines

Focusing on integrating the record acquisition of Goodrich Corp. probably means eschewing any takeovers of more than about $1 billion, Chenevert said in an interview. That deal added the world’s largest maker of aircraft landing gear to brands that include Pratt & Whitney jet engines and Sikorsky helicopters.

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. and Ethiopian Airlines announced the signing of a supply agreement whereby Spirit Aftermarket Customer Support (ACS) will provide thrust reverser, fuselage, and wing component spare parts for Ethiopian Airlines’ fleet of Boeing aircraft.This multiyear contract will enable Ethiopian Airlines to obtain predictable and competitive pricing for all parts in the Spirit catalog while ensuring availability for key parts and components.

Aerospace is now poised to surpass more than half of revenue at United Technologies, from 43 percent when Chenevert became CEO in 2008. As the Hartford, Connecticut-based company finishes selling units that include manufacturers of rockets and industrial pumps, the aviation shift will pay off as airlines race to buy fuel-efficient jets, according to Chenevert, 55.

“We are proud that Ethiopian Airlines has decided to partner with Spirit AeroSystems on this important support agreement,” said Mike Williams , VP/GM of Spirit Aftermarket Customer Support. “As this is our first contract customer inAfrica , this is a significant milestone for our company as we continue to expand our global support footprint.”

“The next time someone says they want to do a whole new airplane, we have a whole array of opportunities we can offer them,” Chenevert said in the interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York.

Ethiopian Airlines’ fleet includes the following aircraft: Five Boeing Next-Generation 737-700, seven 737-800W [three with Sky Interior], four 757-200, two 757-260F (cargo), 12 767-300, five 777-200LR and one 787 Dreamliner.

His customers include Airbus SAS and Boeing Co., the biggest commercial-jet makers, enabling United Technologies to benefit from what Boeing predicts will 5 percent annual growth in global airline traffic for the next 20 years. A2Z METALWORKER

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Aerojet To Test Less Toxic Rocket Fuel For Spacecraft Rocket motor maker Aerojet said it will demonstrate a blend of rocket fuel that is less toxic than hydrazine, one of the propellants currently used to move spacecraft. Marshall Cousineau,AerojetVP, remarked, “NASA is seeking new, reduced toxicity high-performance green propellants as an alternative to hydrazine in order to make propellant handling safer for ground crews, as well as to reduce mission cost and enable new application opportunities. Aerojet recently achieved a significant technical breakthrough in our thruster technology that supports the Green Propellant Infusion Mission project and offers a path to replace hydrazine for next-generation spacecraft.”

Sikorsky Steps Up Civil Helicopter Production Sikorsky’s decision to set its civil business up as a separate operation is paying off, as the company ramps up to meet demand for its commercial helicopters while sales of its military products come under pressure. After more than a decade of growth on deliveries of its Black Hawk and Seahawk military helicopters, Sikorsky projects a 5% drop in sales this year as budget pressures squeeze domestic A2Z METALWORKER

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Led by the energy sector, the global commercial helicopter market is recovering more quickly than expected from the economic slump and is boosting order books at Sikorsky and Bell Helicopter, just as they face a downturn in their military business. While Sikorsky’s military revenues are forecast to fall by about 15% this year, sales at commercial division Sikorsky Global Helicopters (SGH) are expected to rise 30% on strong demand for the 19-passenger S-92 in the offshore oil and gas and search-and-rescue (SAR) markets. Civil sales will also be boosted by first deliveries of the S-76D, the latest version of Sikorsky’s popular 12-passenger helicopter. Sikorsky plans to deliver 10-14 green aircraft this year, says Ed Beyer, vice president and general manager of SGH. The first completed S-76D is scheduled for delivery to a Middle Eastern VIP customer in the first quarter. At Bell Helicopter, the commercial recovery is helping the company balance a business that, like Sikorsky’s, has grown on sales of its military rotorcraft to the U.S. government. But Bell has to reinvigorate its civil product line before it can fully tap into the demand. The surge in civil activity is evident at Sikorsky’s commercial helicopter facility here, where final assembly and completion of the S-92 and S-76D are performed. The plant’s workforce, now at 1,200, is growing by 40% this year and by the same again in 2013, says Dorith Hakim, the facility’s general manager. The biggest growth is in the S-92A, once a slow seller, with production of 32 green aircraft expected this year, a 60% spike in production over 2011, to three a month, says Beyer. But the S-76D is also to climb to three a month next year and Sikorsky has moved production of the S-300C light training helicopter to Coatesville, with an “aggressive” build-up planned for 2013, says Hakim. On the completions side, where it can take thousands of hours to customize a helicopter for delivery to a VIP, SAR or offshore customer, the growth in commercial activity is even more evident.The facility plans to complete 57 S-92s in 2013, up from 23 this year, and there are already 16 S-76Ds on the production line, ready to move into completion once certification is received. While Bell is working to find international customers for its AH-1Z, UH-1Y and Bell Boeing V-22 military rotorcraft to offset expected reductions in U.S. sales, the company is banking on civil sales to balance its business. Development of the Model 525 “super medium” twin is on track for a first flight in mid- to-late 2014, says Garrison. Sitting between the S-76D and S-92, the 525 will enable Bell to compete with Sikorsky, and European commercial market leaders AgustaWestland and Eurocopter. At Sikorsky, commercial sales will help offset the “volume challenge” in 2012 and 2013, as military deliveries dip. Although the company signed its eighth U.S. multi-year contract in July for 653 Black Hawks and Seahawks worth $8.5 billion over five years, the new deal tightens profit margins and slows production rates. Significant foreign military sales are included, but deliveries do not begin until 2014.


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Caterpillar, the world’s largest maker of construction and mining equipment, finds it difficult to locate prospective employees with the right skills, Chief Human Resources Officer Kimberly Hauer said. “Any opening we have slows down our ability to manufacture at the pace we’d like to,” Hauer said. She said filling a vacancy for a welder or machinist can take 12 weeks at the Peoria, Illinois-based company. Schools that provide training for trades and fields such as nursing aren’t producing students in great-enough numbers. Enrollment in two-year colleges that award degrees totaled 7.68 million in 2010, 18 percent more than in 2005. In the same period, four-year university enrollment climbed 21 percent to 13.3 million, according to the U.S. Education Department. In California, community college enrollment has been shrinking after budget cuts chopped course offerings by almost 25 percent, the system’s board of governors said last month in urging support for a state ballot proposition to increase higher-education aid. Community-college funding has been reduced 12 percent since 2008-09, the board said. Welding Shift Brennan, the student in Dallas, decided to seek an associate degree in welding technology at Mountain View College after his year at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, convinced him that he wanted something different. “I was always pushed toward a four-year school,” he said in an interview after doffing his welding helmet and protective gloves. “It wasn’t the right path for me. I like working with my hands.” At the end of the school year, as many as 20 companies visit Mountain View College in search of welders, according to Dewayne Roy, chief of the school’s welding program. He said all his graduates find jobs. Welding is required across industries as varied as highway construction, school-desk production and the building of petrochemical plants spurred by rising U.S. natural gas output. Pay Potential The average annual salary in the field is $47,900, more than a bank teller supervisor, according to CareerBuilder. Welders with their own equipment can make $70 an hour, Roy said. Billing 40 weekly hours at that rate and working 50 weeks a year would produce gross pay of $140,000. Job skills are taking a central role in the presidential campaign. Incumbent Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are seeking votes in battleground states including Ohio and Pennsylvania, and former President Bill Clinton highlighted the number of openings during his Sept. 5 speech to the Democratic National Convention. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported more than 3 million unfilled private-sector jobs monthly since November.Those openings included 694,000 in education and health services and 660,000 in professional and business services as of July, the latest data available. Factory-job vacancies totaled 271,000.


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Can Robots Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back to the U.S.?

By: Christopher Matthews

Heading into the 20th century, America was a predominantly rural country. Roughly 40% of the nation’s labor force toiled on farms alongside 22 million work animals. One hundred years later, fewer than 2% of U.S. workers are employed on farms, and those beasts of burden have been replaced by 5 million gas-powered tractors. Of course, the cause of this transformation was a technological revolution that lured workers from farms to more lucrative employment in urban areas. Simultaneously, farming became more efficient and needed less labor to produce the same amount of food. The U.S. manufacturing sector has been going through a similar transformation over the past 70 years. Manufacturing employment peaked at nearly 40% of the non-farm workforce during World War II and has since fallen to roughly 9% of the working population, according to data from the Labor Department. The total number of manufacturing jobs has been more or less steadily decreasing since the late 1970s. But recently, something strange has been happening. In the past two years, manufacturing employment has actually increased by roughly half a million. The media has dubbed this new trend “reshoring,”

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whereby rising wages in the developing world, combined with escalating energy costs has made it more efficient in many cases for companies to make products in the U.S. that will ultimately be sold here. Meanwhile there are others who think that robotics can help America make a more permanent play for manufacturing jobs. This may be a bit counterintuitive. After all, as robotics becomes more cost-effective, won’t machines do more of the work that humans are currently doing and therefore take those jobs? Not necessarily, according to Rodney Brooks, co-founder of Rethink Robots, a Boston-based robot manufacture. Rethink is releasing a new manufacturing robot called “Baxter,” which is equipped with sophisticated software that can help the machine actually learn tasks, recognize different objects and react intelligently to force. Baxter is designed to help manufacturers automate tasks inside their factories so that human workers are free to do more complicated jobs. And at a price of $22,000, Baxter is much cheaper than traditional manufacturing robots and could even be cost effective for small manufacturers. Brooks told Bloomberg Businessweek: “We are spending hundreds of billions of dollars doing this kind of work in China. We want companies to spend that here, in a way that lets American workers be way more productive.” Brooks argues that Baxter is inexpensive enough to do the kind of rote tasks that many firms are paying workers in developing countries to do. This way, manufacturers can keep their factories at home and stay competitive on price.


An economy where skilled workers are made more efficient by robots is not a new idea, of course. In a 2007 article in Scientific American, Microsoft founder Bill Gates predicted that we were on the verge of a robotics revolution that would hearken back to the personal computer revolution of his heyday. In the 1970s, Gates argued, computers were widely utilized by business, but they were tucked in backrooms away from human workers. It wasn’t until the advent of the personal computer that most office work was transformed into computer-facilitated tasks that increased a single worker’s productivity dramatically. Wrote Gates: “When I talk to people involved in robotics … the level of excitement and expectation reminds me so much of that time when Paul Allen and I looked at the convergence of new technologies and dreamed of a day when a computer would be on every desk and in every home. And as I look at the trends that are now starting to converge, I can envision a future in which robotic devices will become a nearly ubiquitous part of our day-to-day lives.” It’s exciting to contemplate the possibilities for American lives and businesses if Gates and Brooks are correct about the future of robotics. Robots available to the mass public could make our lives easier and businesses more efficient. But how will this affect employment in America? Can robots really revitalize manufacturing and bring back the sort of high-paying but limited-skill jobs that made the American middle class so vibrant in the post-World War II era? That’s unlikely.

Robots like Baxter don’t solve the problem of having too few jobs that pay well enough to allow low-skilled workers to raise a family comfortably. Indeed, the problem of U.S. manufacturing isn’t that the manufacturing sector is hurting. It’s actually thriving. Manufacturing output – the total worth of goods manufactured in the U.S. – has increased steadily over the last several decades, except for intermittent dips during recessions. The problem with manufacturing is that it used to be a place where lower-skilled workers could go to make a decent living. Having even more work done by robots will make the global economy more efficient. More goods will be produced with less. But the fundamental problem of our age is figuring out how do we distribute the gains of this efficiency in a way that everyone can get a decent piece of the pie. Baxter won’t solve that. Income inequality is a growing problem in America and in much of the developed world, and one of the main factors promoting it is the lack of good paying jobs for lower-skilled workers. The rise and fall of both agricultural and manufacturing employment show how a modern capitalist economy, through technology, can make production more efficient, freeing up workers for more productive and sometimes more rarified tasks. Aristotle once said, “When the looms can operate themselves, all men will be free.” A heartwarming thought, but is it realistic? The truly troubling question of the coming age of robotics is how will the men who don’t own the machines provide for themselves?

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U.S. manufacturing Cory Baltazar, operations manager for Owens Precision of Carson City, grew for the says that finding a qualified computer-numeric controlled machine first time in four operator can take months. He’s not alone in his frustrations. Filling months, buoyed skilled positions is a growing problem at machine and fabrication shops by a jump in new throughout the region. Machine shops in both regions are hard-pressed orders and more to fill openings for welders, fabricators and CNC operators, as well as jobs. The increase engineers and programmers, despite July unemployment rates of 12.5 is a hopeful sign percent in Carson City and 13 percent in Reno-Sparks. that the economy may beisimproving after a weak “There a lot of general labor,stretch. but they usually are coming out of

construction,” Baltazar says. “Those positions I can fill without a The Institute a trade grouporofsupervisory purchasing problem, but for any Supply kind ofManagement, skilled machinist position managers, said Monday that its index of factory activity rose position takes a long time to fill. It usually will be an accidenttoif 51.5. I get That’s up from 49.6 in August. somebody.”

AManufacturing reading abovecompanies 50 signalsingrowth indicates contraction. the stateand havebelow shed approximately 10,000 The index had been below that threshold from June Association. through August. jobs the past few years, says the Nevada Manufacturers But

many of those jobs were for general production workers who lacked Most economists were encouraged the report after weak consumer the technical knowledge needed to by perform more complicated work. spending and fewer exports slowed factory production in the spring. Still, cautioned growth is likely to people stay modest “If youthey need someonethat witheconomic 10 years experience, a lot of drop until hiring accelerates and consumers spend more. off,” Baltazar says. “If someone were to move into Carson City and

need 25 machinists, they would have to bring the people with them; The “will some of the recentJeff slowdown in they reading are just not outboost there.hopes It is athat dwindling workforce.” Lawrence, economic growth was just a summer phenomenon,” Paul Dales, an operations manager for the northern Nevada division of Nevada

economist at Capital Economics, said in a note to clients. Industry Excellence, which helps manufacturing companies in the state streamline their processes, says managers of companies in the Investors, nonetheless, appeared pleased. Stocks increased their gains Silver State formerly could bring on unskilled labor and teach them after the report was released. The Dow Jones industrial average had the basics of assembly and production. However, Lawrence says, those been up nearly 100 points before the report came out. It jumped same companies now require an employee base with a higher level of to 150 points within 10 minutes of the release. technical skills,up from machinists and millwrights on the production floor through engineering and maintenance personnel. Separately, the government said U.S. builders spent more on home construction in August, adding to evidence that housing is recovering. “The skills level in manufacturing has definitely increased, and

employee skills haven’t matched that increased level,” Lawrence says. Overall construction spending dipped 0.7 percent, the Commerce Departmenttakes said, asa spending on commercial projects as office “Everything higher level skills because it is such almost all buildings and shopping centers fell.Nevada College and Truckee computer programmed.” Western Meadows Community College both have training programs to train manufacturing and fabrication andofeach worksto In the manufacturing survey,workers, a measure newschool ordersalso jumped with to tailorsince its training programs to meet the needs 52.3,area thecompanies highest reading May. That suggests production will of regionalinbusinesses. increase the coming months.

Jim associate dean of applied at TMCC, says AndNew, a gauge of employment rose, atechnologies sign that manufacturers may the manufacturing technologies program includes instruction report a gain in jobs when September’s employment report is in machining, welding and production systems, as well as in released. Manufacturers shed workers in August. supporting programs such as drafting. Each semester at TMCC about 20 to 25 students enroll in the machining program. About Manufacturers also said they are facing rising costs for corn, fuel half are currently employed production workers hoping to upgrade and several other commodities. their knowledge and skills to land higher-paying or less menial jobs, New says. TMCC in recent years also retooled some of its The improvement at U.S. factories comes even as growth is slowing training programs to reflect regional economic trends. TMCC overseas. Europe’s financial crisis has pushed many countries in the used to run several hundred students per year through its welding region into recession. emerging program, New says. TheGrowth programinonce focusednations on the such needsasofChina the


and India has slowed. construction industry, but now it’s more geared to manufacturing and incorporates more CNC technology. Both TMCC and Western China’s sector shrank in September, according to a Nevadamanufacturing College offer certificate and associate degrees in their applied survey by a Chinese trade group. But its measure of factory activity technology programs. rose for the first time in four months, to 49.8, from 49.2. David Steiger, director of economic development and continuing education at WNC,grew says students who rate complete 60-unit associate The U.S. economy at an annual of justthe1.3 percent in degree path have a well-rounded set and growth familiarity CNC the April-June quarter, down fromskill a 2 percent ratewith in the equipment. However, January-March quarter.Baltazar of Owens Precision says, it still takes a great deal of hands-on training to master the intricacies of complex CNC equipment. CNCexpect machines use will computer programs to 2automatically Most economists growth stay near or below percent perform a variety of milling processes, such as laser, plasma waterfor the rest of this year. Growth at that pace is typically tooand weak cutting, bending, gluing or picking and placing. Manufacturing tojetlower theand unemployment rate. companies in the Truckee Meadows and Carson City make anything from screws and added engine 96,000 parts to intricate aircraft equipment. Employers jobs in August, lower thanCompanies July’s totalsuch as Owens Precision also perform contract manufacturing for three a diverse and far below the average of 226,000 a month in the first customer base. months of the year. Increasing automation of the ways these products are made has led to The unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent shortages of skilled workers, Steiger says. “There are large number of in July. But that was only because fewer people were looking for manufacturing firms in Carson City, and CNC is technology is becoming work. The government only counts people as unemployed if they more and more prevalent. In the past there have been a lot of manual are actively searching for jobs. machinists, but it has become common that machine processes are controlled by CNC.There are some very good machinists that have been in the trade for a long time that may not have that experience.”

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TMCC’s New says that despite being slightly behind the needs of regional The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, “3M will buy success Ceradyne, a highemployers, training programs are crucial for the of the state’s tech ceramics maker in California, for about $860 million.” manufacturing companies. “If we didn’t have training programs we would

Ceradyne “develops produces advanced technical for rely entirely on theand industry to train everyone on theceramics job, which theisautomotive, oil and gas, solar, industrial, electronics and defense very expensive for them,” he says. “It is much more beneficial industries. The company’s ceramics are used by the military for for the community to train these people almost on speculation helicopters, missile nose cones andthere helmets and body that the jobs will come. “Clearly are openings outarmor there; for it soldiers.” is just a matter of getting people to understand that the training

opportunities are here as well.” The AP reports, “The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter.”

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“As the U.S. Navy develops the platforms and mission systems that ready our warfighters for requirements of the future, there’s an increasing need to provide more efficient and more capable power systems,” said Joe Biondi, vice president of Advanced Technology for Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business.

Power Management Controller: The power management controller enables a new generation of intelligent shipboard power control by optimizing performance across various systems. For example, the system can balance planned and unplanned pulse power loads by intelligently using all components in the power system. In addition, this capability can provide higher performance with an existing power system or minimize the equipment required when designing a new system. With such capabilities in place, ships might no longer require discrete energy storage for separate systems; power would be collectively stored, shared and distributed as required for a given mission.

Raytheon wins contracts to develop next-generation power technology for naval systems Raytheon Company has been awarded two Phase 2 contracts under the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Compact Power Conversion Technologies (CPCT) program. The program aims to deliver better fuel economy and architectural flexibility for

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Solar Cells Made from Black Silicon Solar cells convert three-quarters of the energy contained in the Sun’s spectrum into electricity -- yet the infrared spectrum is entirely lost in standard solar cells. In contrast, black silicon solar cells are specifically designed to absorb this part of the Sun’s spectrum -- and researchers have recently succeeded in doubling their overall efficiency. The Sun blazes down from a deep blue sky -- and rooftop solar cells convert this solar energy into electricity. Not all of it, however: Around a quarter of02/16/10 the Sun’s spectrum is made up of infrared radiation which cannot be converted by standard solar cells --A2Z so thisMetalworker heat radiation is lost. One way to overcome this is to use black silicon, a material that absorbs nearly all of the sunlight that hits it, including infrared 1/3 page square - 5 3/8 x 5 3/8" radiation, and converts it into electricity. But how is this material produced? “Black silicon is produced by irradiating standard silicon with femtosecond laser pulses under a sulfur containing atmosphere,” explains Dr. Stefan Kontermann, who heads the Research group “Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion” within the Fraunhofer Project Group for Fiber Optical Sensor Systems at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI. “This structures the surface and integrates sulfur atoms into the silicon lattice, making the treated material appear black.” If manufacturers were to equip their solar cells with this black silicon, it would significantly boost the cells’ efficiency by enabling them to utilize the full Sun spectrum. Researchers at HHI have now managed to double the efficiency of black silicon solar cells -- in other words, they have created cells that can produce more electricity from the infrared spectrum. “We achieved that by modifying the shape of the laser pulse we use to irradiate the silicon,” says Kontermann. This enabled the scientists to solve a key problem of black silicon: In normal silicon, infrared light does not have enough energy to excite the electrons into the conduction band and convert them into electricity, but the A2Z METALWORKER

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sulfur incorporated in black silicon forms a kind of intermediate level. You can compare this to climbing a wall: The first time you fail because the wall is too high, but the second time you succeed in two steps by using an intermediate level. However, in sulfur this intermediate level not only enables electrons to climb the ‘wall’, it also works in reverse, enabling electrons from the conduction band to jump back via this intermediate level, which causes electricity to be lost once again. By modifying the laser pulse that drives the sulfur atoms into the atomic lattice, researchers can change the positions that these atoms adopt in the lattice and change the height of their ‘levels’, in other words their energy level. “We used the laser pulses to alter the embedded sulfur in order to maximize the number of electrons that can climb up while minimizing the number that can go back down,” Kontermann sums up. The researc her s have already successfully built prototypes of black silicon solar cells and their next step will be to try and merge these cells with commercial technology. “We hope to be able to increase the efficiency of commercial solar cells -- which currently stands at approximately 17 percent -- by one percent by combining them with black silicon,” Kontermann says. Their starting point is a standard commercial solar cell: The experts simply remove the back cover and incorporate black silicon in part of the cell, thereby creating a tandem solar cell that contains both normal and black silicon. The researchers are also planning a spin-off: This will be used to market the laser system that manufacturers will be able to acquire to expand their existing solar cell production lines. Manufacturers would then be able to produce the black silicon themselves and include it in the cells as standard.


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Raytheon’s SM-6 part of successful test Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6, one of two missiles soon to be produced in Huntsville, was part of a successful test of an integrated system that can, for the first time, give the armed forces overland cruise missile defense from the sea. The joint Army and Navy test occurred last month at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The test used Raytheon’s Joint Land attack cruise missile defense Elevated Netted Sensor, known as JLENS, to locate and track an anti-ship cruise missile target. Information from JLENS was passed to sailors by Raytheon’s Cooperative Engagement Capability, or CEC, sensor-netting system. Sailors used this information to fire the SM-6 at the target. Jim Normolye, Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6 development and advanced programs director, said the test’s success signaled a “new era for fleet defense.” “It’s all about extending the defended footprint around the ship/carrier group,” Normolye said. “Prior to SM-6, sailors could only launch a defensive weapon when the ship sensors could ‘see’ a threat. The Standard Missile-6 can intercept threats without the help of the ship’s sensors by leveraging the same active radar-targeting used in Raytheon’s Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).Today’s test extended that defended footprint one step further by having a JLENS sensor cue the ship to engage the threat.” Raytheon is nearing completion on a $100 million, 70,000 square-foot facility at Redstone Arsenal that will produce the SM-6 and SM-3. The first SM-6 is expected to be ready by February 2013 with the SM-3 following in the next quarter. Previous test of the SM-3 have also been successful. The SM-3 is part of the MDA’s sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. They are used by the U.S. and Japanese navies to defend against short- to intermediate-range ballistic missiles. The SM-6 is an extended range anti-air warfare missile. SM-6 provides over-thehorizon capabilities against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles. A2Z METALWORKER

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EMAIL: drsmith@magnumabq.com

Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 INSPECTION EQUIP Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Profiles Tool & Engineering _ 480-894-1008 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422

Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 SPC Data Acquis.Equip. D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Repair & Certification Washington Calibration__480-820-0506 Video Measuring systems Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated Systems Inc __928-649-9600 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery ______602-258-7330 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 Ganesh Machinery ____888-542-6374

Innovative Cutting Systems _480-557-7999 K D Capital ________ 480-922-1674 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 R. Jorgenson Company __ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales ___ 602-368-8542 Savage Machine Tools __ 480-275-8630 TSM Machinery ______ 602-233-3757 ACCESSORIES Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Abrasives Barton International __ 800-741-7756 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Aqueous Degreasers Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Abrasive Systems KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Adhesives S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Air Compressors Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Air Drying Systems Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Air Filtration Equipment Innovative Cutting Systems _480-557-7999

Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Ball Screws Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Band Saw/ Blades bandsawparts.com ___ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Roentgen USA ______ 847-787-0135 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 sawblade.com _______ 877-501-7297 Wayco Sales Inc _____ 562-927-3469 Bar Feeders Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Bar Feeder Accessories Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 Blast Abrasives Barton International __ 800-741-7756 Cabinets, Custom Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Haas Factory Outlet A Division of Ellison Machinery Company

patrick ellison president 1610 s. priest Dr., suite 101 tempe, arizona 85281 Telephone: Cell: Fax: Email:

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480-968-5877 480-298-9782 480-968-0522 pellison@ellisonaz.com

www.haascnc.com


BRALCO METALS 929 E. Jackson Street Phoenix. Arizona 85034 (602) 252-1918 (800) 544-8052 Fax: (602) 252-7813 Cell: (602) 722-3324 krandall@bralco.com

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Kevin Randall

Outside Sales Representative

AS9120:2002 -

Innovative Tool Sales Manufacturers Representatives

Rick Berry President

755 East Debra Lane Anaheim, CA 92805 rick@innovativetoolsales.com www.innovativetoolsales.com

Office: (714) 780-0730 Fax: (714) 780-0735 Cell: (714) 580-7795

Chemicals: Ultrasonic Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Chip Management Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Chip Removal Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Chuck Jaws Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Chucks Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Industrial Workholding __714--935-9686 InnovativeTool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 CNC Lathe Accessories Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 Cleaners: Ultrasonic Larry Arroues & Assoc __ 602-938-0603 Pro- Ultrasonics ______ 602-938-0603

C Compressed Air Piping Systems Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Coolant Systems Blaser______________801-722-4095 DCM Tech _________800-533-5339 Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 Hangsterfers _______ 316-640-2462 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Hangsterfers _______ 316-640-2462 Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 Cutoff Tools Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719

Deburring Equipment S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery _____480-775-6462 Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach _602-431-8300 Door Opening Systems: Automatic Midaco Corporation ____ 847-593-8420 Dust Collectors Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Factory Automation and Logistics Murata _________ 704-972-4469 Fasteners Self Clinch Direct ____ 801-746-2689 Filtration Equip. Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____800-894-7773 Ebbco Inc _________800-809-3901 Maxum Petroleum ____602-278-8877 Qualichem, Inc. ______480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _____800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 EDM Materials & Supplies Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____800-894-7773 D & R Machinery _____480-775-6462 Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _______480-836-1782 EDM Performance acc's __800-336-2946

Larry Arroues and Associates, L.L.C. 6714 West Utopia Road • Glendale, AZ 85308 Office: 602-938-0603 • Cell: 623-444-0430 larry@larroues.com

Distributor of Pro Ultrasonics High performance ultrasonic cleaning equipment.

Global EDM Supply ____480-836-8330 Qualichem Inc _______480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _____800-367-9966 EDM Fluids Hangsterfers _______ 316-640-2462 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _______480-836-1782 EDM Performance ____800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply____480-836-8330 Filtration -Grind Wheels & Belts S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Gaskets State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders Midaco Corporation ____ 847-593-8420 Industrial Automation IEC Supply LLC _______ 480-455-1446 Industrial Controls IEC Supply LLC _______ 480-455-1446 Industrial Electronics IEC Supply LLC _______ 480-455-1446

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An ISO 9001 Company

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

Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Hangsterfers _______ 316-640-2462 Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories Industrial Workholding __714--935-9686 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil ________800-894-7773 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Houghton _________ 602-625-1407

Mobile: 480‐320‐0308  jklimowicz@qualichem.com  www.qualichem.com 

Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Production Tool Co _______800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc _________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ________800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Magnetic Particle Ins Equip. DCM Tech ___________800-533-5339 Micro Blasters: Comco Larry Arroues & Assoc __602-938-0603 Mist Collectors Production Tool Co _______800-266-3253 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Motors Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Pallet Systems Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Parts Washing Equipment Blaser______________801-722-4095 5thAXIS FIXTURES

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

Mathew Evans Director of Sales and Marketing

7140 Engineer Rd. San Diego, CA 92111 www.5axisfixtures.com sales@5axisfixtures.com

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(858)-505-0432

Production Tool Co _______ 800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc _________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-9966 Resolvers Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Sensors IEC Supply LLC ________480-455-1446 Stainless Weld Discoloration Removal Solvents & Degreasing Agents Blaser______________801-722-4095 Larry Arroues & Assoc __ 602-938-0603 Canyon State Oil ________ 800-894-7773 Steel Service Center Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 Ryerson _____________602-455-3374 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Vacuum Pumps &Workholding Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Airtek _____________ 480-966-5267 Qualichem, Inc _________ 480-320-0308 Industrial Workholding ____ 714--935-9686 Vibratory Equipment Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-9966 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Adams Machinery ________480-968-3711 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Production Tool Co _______ 800-266-3253 Vises and Vise Jaws Solvents:Hand Wipe 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Spindles Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Setco Spindles & Slides_____ 866-362-0699


Bar / Plate 24 Hour Delivery

Delivering Alloy Solutions to the World.

Nickel Cobalt. Titanium. Stainless. Patricia Negoro 800.337.3766 x 148 AerodyneAlloys.com Santa Fe Springs, CA pnegoro@aerodynealloys.com

Arizona CNC Equip _______ 480-615-6353 Desert EDM Sales _______ 480-816-6300 Industrial Workholding ____714--935-9686 Waterjet Abrasives Barton International ___800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Waterjet Replacement Parts Barton International ___800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Work Holding 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Industrial Workholding __714--935-9686 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 FIXTURING 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 Industrial Workholding __714--935-9686 Fixturing Designs 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys_____ 860-289-3820 Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584 Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys_____ 860-289-3820 Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584 Aluminum AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply ____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum _____877-977-6061

Fry Steel Company ___ 800-423-6651 MarZee Inc. _______ 602-269-5801 Phoenix Metal Trading _ 602-257-4660 Ryerson _________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel ______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company _ 602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum ____ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 Armor:Commercial Temtco Steel ________480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Temtco Steel ________480-389-2883 Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 TW Metals _________800-203-8000 Brass AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company ____ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Bronze AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003

Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Carbon AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Fry Steel Company ____ 800-423-6651 Cast Iron Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Ceramics MarZee Inc. ________ 602-269-5801 Chrome Rod Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Cobalt United Performance Metals _888-282-3292 Copper Apache Steel Company __602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Extrusions TW Metals _________800-203-8000 Lead Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Material Sales Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 TW Metals _________800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 Metals Advanced Metal Sales___623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company __602-323-2200

AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______480-784-1600 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply _____602-454-1500 Ryerson _________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 State Industrial Pro ____602-275-0990 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel _______623-936-3325 Temtco Steel ________480-389-2883 Tube Service Company __602-267-9865 TW Metals _________800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys _ 800-337-3766 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______480-784-1600 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply _____602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 Temtco Steel ________480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel _______623-936-3325 TW Metals _________800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 Metals-Strip, Wire & Bar TW Metals _________800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 Mold Steel Apache Steel Company __602-323-2200 AZ Tool & Steel ______480-784-1600

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New & used Metals Phoenix Metal Trading __602-257-4660 Nickel Alloys Apache Steel Company __602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Fry Steel Company ____800-423-6651 Haynes Intl _______ 619-449-1584 MarZee Inc. ________602-269-5801 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 Ulbrich of California ___800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Plate: Wear and Structural Temtco Steel ________480-389-2883 Pre-Honed Tube Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Recyclable Metals Barry Metals________ 602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc. 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC __________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Recycling: Carbide Ebbco Inc _________800-809-3901 Rubber MarZee Inc. _______ 602-269-5801 Scrap Metal Recycling Barry Metals________ 602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc. 623-931-5009

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MMR,LLC __________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Sheet Metal Self Clinch Direct ____ 801-746-2689 Stainless Steel Apache Steel Company _ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum ____ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company ___ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply ____ 602-454-1500 MarZee Inc. _______ 602-269-5801 Ryerson _________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Tube Service Company __602-267-9865 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Advanced Metal Sales___623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company _ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company ___ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply ____ 602-454-1500 MarZee Inc. _______ 602-269-5801 Ryerson _________ 602-455-3374 Temtco Steel ________480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel ______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company _ 602-267-9865 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Coil-sheet Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Ryerson _________ 602-455-3374 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Service Centers Advanced Metal Sales___623-434-8343

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Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 Structurals Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Titanium Aerodyne Alloys ______ 800-237-2888 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Haynes Intl ________619-449-1584 MarZee Inc. ________ 602-269-5801 Supra Alloys, Inc _____ 805-388-2138 Ulbrich of California ___ 800-237-2888 Titanium:Rod, Bar & Wire Supra Alloys, Inc _____ 805-388-2138 Titanium:Sheet & Plate Supra Alloys, Inc _____ 805-388-2138 Tubing & Pipe AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Haynes Intl ________619-449-1584 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 Supra Alloys, Inc _____ 805-388-2138 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 Tubing: Titanium & Hastelloy Haynes Intl ________619-449-1584 Supra Alloys, Inc _____ 805-388-2138 GASES Cylinder Storage/Microbulk Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151

Purification Units (CO2 and Hydrogen) Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 Welding and Cutting Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 TOOLING Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Boring Bars B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Micro 100 _________480-495-1454 Seco Tools Inc. _______ 248-528-5960 Carbide B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Helical Solutions _____866-543-5422 Horizon Carbide ______480-968-0957 Innovative Tool Sales ___714-780-0730 Magnum Precision Mach _602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Micro 100 _________480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719


602-550-1339

30 Years Experience

Rob Schwister

Relationship Manager 480.905.2407 rschwister@alerusmail.com

MIKE SMITH 602-397-4008 mike.amts@hotmail.com amtsmike@hotmail.com

alerusfinancial.com

PALLET SYSTEMS Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422 Horizon Carbide ______480-968-0957 Arizona Machine Tool Service, AMTS Manual & Automatic Pallet Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Indexable Opening a new chapter inInserts, my life, after 30 years, 22 in Arizona as Machinery Sales Systems Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Co. Senior Service Engineer, servicing Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Hardinge, Okamoto, Horizon Carbide ______480-968-0957 provide service and many others, CNC and Manual Machine Tools, I will continue to Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 and repair to Arizona, Manual Lift Off Pallet Thank you Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Sandvik Coromant ____480-233-0997 Mike Smith Systems Cutting Tools: Custom Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 Inserts, PCD/CBN Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Manual Rotory Pallet Horizon Carbide ______480-968-0957 Systems Drills Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 ROBOTICS Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Loose Abrasive Grains Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 S. L. Fusco, Inc. _____ 480-753-5000 Robotic Part Loading Systems Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Reamers & Drills, PCD PROG. SYSTEMS Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 CAD/CAM Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 Thread Mills Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Horizon Carbide ______480-968-0957 End Mills Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422 Sandvik Coromant ____480-233-0997 Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Tooling Columns Software, Inv. Control S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Tooling: Cutting Tools Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Custom Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Software, NC Programming Form Tools Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Tooling Systems B & T Tool & Engineering 602-267-1481 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Global EDM Supply____480-836-8330 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Sandvik Coromant ____480-233-0997 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Software, Servicing Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553

Tooling Systems Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 REPAIR/DESIGN Bar Feeder Repair Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 Machine Tool Design/ Engineering Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Machine Tool Rebuilding API Services ________ 757-223-4157 A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 DM Machine Repair ____ 480-709-1450 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Setco-Pope Spindles ____ 866-362-0699 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Machine Retrofitting/CNC Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 API Services ________ 757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 Machinery Moving Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156

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A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 API Services ________ 757-223-4157 Machine Repair Parts/Filters Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Maint/Repair Services A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 DM Machine Repair ____ 480-709-1450 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Mold Repairs B&B Tool ________ 520-397-0436 Stamping Repairs B&B Tool. ________ 520-397-0436 Prev. Maint Programs A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 API Services ________ 757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 DM Machine Repair ____ 480-709-1450 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Repair -Hydraulic A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Repair - Portable A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Spindle Rebuilding API Services ________ 757-223-4157 Setco-Pope Spindles ____ 866-362-0699 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 MACHINERY REPAIR PARTS Belts All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111 Bearings(Precision) All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111 A2Z METALWORKER

Metric O-Rings All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111 Switches (Proximity, Limit) All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111 Valves (Hydraulic, Pneumatic) All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111 SERVICES Banks Alerus Bank & Trust ____ 480-905-2407 Bank of Arizona ______ 480-642-2876 Business Consulting BMSC____________480-445-9400 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Quick Turn Financial ___ 480-385-1220 Calibration Services Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 MTLC ____________ 602-721-8819 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Calibration: Repair & Certify MTLC ____________ 602-721-8819 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Washington Calibration__480-820-0506 Cash Flow Management Bank of Arizona ______ 480-642-2876 CNC Laser Calibration MTLC ____________ 602-721-8819 Computer/Web Services Gartman Technical Services _602-788-8121 Consulting BMSC____________480-445-9400 Advanced Custom Screens_800-992-7936 Quality Advisory Services__602-910-1510 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__888-572-9642 Contract Inspection Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Measure Sol___480-626-8131 Contract Programming Adams Machinery _____480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Klontech Measure Sol___480-626-8131 CNC Training Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Jet Products ________ 623-869-6749 Design Services Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech __ 623-780-4137 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571

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Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust ____ 480-905-2407 Bank of Arizona ______ 480-642-2876 Country Financial _____ 602-321-3232 Quick Turn Financial ___480-385-1738 SBG Capital _______ 480-897-4988 Human Resource/Staffing CPI ______________480-339-0452 Heavyhaul IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Insurance Services Country Financial _____ 602-321-3232 HUB Intl __________ 602-749-4190 Leavitt Group ______ 602-264-0566 ISO/AS9100 Consulting BMSC____________480-445-9400 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 IT/ Network Support Gartman Technical Services _ 602-788-8121 Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust ____ 480-905-2407 Bank of Arizona ______ 480-642-2876 Quick Turn Financial ___ 480-385-1220 Lean Manufacturing BMSC ___________ 480-445-9400 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Manufacturers Rep Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110 Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 Rigging/Machinery Moving IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Retirement Planning Country Financial _____ 602-321-3232 Recycling Barry Metals________ 602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc. 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC __________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Reverse Engineering Advanced Coordinate Tech__623-780-4137 Datum Inspection ___ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Rigging IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Schools, Custom Training Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Jet Products ________623-869-6749 Quality Advisory Services __ 602-910-1510

Services: Network Support Shop Floor Automations___ 877-611-5825 Software: Con’t Improvement CIS ______________ 602-445-9400 Staffing: Engineers/Mfg CPI ______________ 480-339-0452 Supplier Auditing BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Systems Integration Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5877 Technical Staffing CPI ______________ 480-339-0452 Testing, Metallurgical Metals Eng & Testing Lab. __ 602-272-4571 ARTL _____________ 602-374-3770 Trade Show Booth Design Fry Fabricators _______ 602-454-0701 Transportation IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Lynden Intl. ________ 602-252-2911 Transportation:Air/Freight/ Ground IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Lynden Intl. ________ 602-252-2911 Working Capital, Credit Lines Bank of Arizona _______480-642-2876 Quick Turn Financial ____480-385-1220 SBG Capital ________ 480-897-4988 SEALS EMI/RFI State Seal Company _____ 602-437-1532 Films/Foils/Tapes State Seal Company _____ 602-437-1532 Gaskets State Seal Company _____ 602-437-1532 Liquid Dispensers State Seal Company _____ 602-437-1532 Thermal State Seal Company _____ 602-437-1532 SHOP FLOOR AUTOMATION USB Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Scheduling Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Serial Port Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Software:CNC Networking Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 RS232 Cabling Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Virtual CNC Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825


Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

ASSEMBLY CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 Foresight Technologies ___ 480-967-0080 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 Lindel Engineering ______520-792-3160 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 Cable/Harness Assembly Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 X5 Manufacturing ______ 602-454-7385 Clean Room Assembly Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 L&W Fluid ________ 602-323-2560

CARBURIZING BENDING Advanced Metal Sales____623-434-8343 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 CASTINGS BONDING AATC______________602-268-1467 BRAZING May Foundry & Machine __801-531-8931 Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 Castings: Prototype Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 AATC______________602-268-1467 Brazing: Vacuum May Foundry & Machine __801-531-8931 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 Castings: Production AATC_____________602-268-1467 BROACHING Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 May Foundry & Machine __801-531-8931 Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144 Castings: Repair Ayers Gear & Mach ______ 623-934-6913 Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404

COATING Accuwright Industries _____ 480-892-9595 Arizona Finishing _______ 602-438-4443 Bolt’s Metallizing _______ 602-244-2432 Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 LA Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide ______ 602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Perma-Finish _________ 602-278-1733 Precision Industrial Painting _ 602-256-0260 Precision Powdercoat _____ 480-894-5224 Southwest Powder Coating __ 602-272-0878 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648

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MAGNUM PRECISION MACHINES, INC. DAVID MORENO BUSINESS: 915-856-7900 12025 ROJAS DR. SUITE A FAX: 915-857-4700 EL PASO, TX. 79936 CELL: 915-892-0797 www.magnumprecisionmachines.com

EMAIL: dmoreno@magnumep.com

Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Coating: Nickel/Teflon Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Coating: NP3 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Louie's Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Powder Coating Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 CUTTING Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 bandsawparts.com ____800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ____ 602-278-3918 Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 The Metal Man _______ 800-448-9448

Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Louie's Black Oxide ______602-257-0530 Coating: Chem Film AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 Certified Inspection ______602-267-0661 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 LA Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______602-267-7575 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting _602-256-0260 Treffers Precision _______602-744-2636 LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 The Metal Man ________800-448-9448 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311

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Bandsaw Cutting bandsawparts.com ___ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 CNC Router Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Laser APMI____________ 480-668-0024 Fine Line Laser Cutting __ 602-863-3196 Taycar Enterprises ___ 505-265-2121 Tube Laser Cutting Tube Service Company __602-267-9865 DIES Arizona Wire & Tool_____ 480-813-1002 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Precision Die & Stamp'g __ 480-967-2038 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole Arizona Wire Specialists __ 480-829-6530 Critical Cut _______ 480-785-1316 EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666

LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Sun Tech __________480-921-1665 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech __________480-921-1665 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC _____ 480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Arizona Wire Specialists ___ 480-829-6530 Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637


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President Tel: 602.454.7385 Fax: 602.454.7389 Cell: 480.710.8420 Email: gforman@x5mfg.com

Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly

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Continental Machining __ 800-777-2483 Critical Cut ________ 480-785-1316 EDM Tech ___________ 602-278-6666 Micro-Tronics, Inc _______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300 PGI______________505-884-5782 Powill Manufactuing____623-780-4100 Quality Mold ________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech _________ 480-921-1665 Toolcraft of Phoenix ___ 623-435-5405 WC Machine & Tool ______ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine _______ 602-323-5550 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc _______ 602-437-8995 ENGINEERING/ PROGRAMMING Exactitude Precision _____ 602-316-6957 FABRICATION Advanced Metal Sales ___ 623-434-8343

AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222 APMI ______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal ______ 303-427-6419 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 CAID Industries _______ 520-294-3126 CAL Precision Inc. _____951-273-9901 CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 CygnetStamping & Fab ____818-240-7574 Creedbilt Inc __________623-939-8119 Dungeon Delights _______480-215-2461 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv _ 480-966-3952

Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Nelson Engineering ______602-273-7114 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Phoenix Metalcraft _____ 602-279-4810 Plastic Eng.___________480-491-8100 Precision Casting Repair___ 800-622-2404 Precision Metal Products 408-699-5037 PVB Fabrications ____ 520-623-3529 Scriven Precision_______ 480-961-9775 State Seal Company _____ 602-437-1532 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Tolleson Steel _______ 623-936-3325 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Certified Mobile PVB Fabrications ____ 520-623-3529

Roth Aluminum (Medium &Craig Large) President/C.O.O. Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Fabrication:Co.,Inc. Spring & Manufacturing A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Custom Metal Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Arrow Sheet Metal _______303-427-6419 Phone: (602)243-4329 CygnetStamping & Fab ____ 818-240-7574 Cell: (602)370-5777 Dungeon Delights ____ 480-215-2461 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Craig Roth President/C.O.O. Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 Precision Metal Products 408-699-5037 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. State SealManufacturing CompanyFacility _____ 602-437-1532 A Complete for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly East Wier Avenue Systems 3 __________3325 480-894-2581 Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Fabrication: Cell: (602)370-5777 Medium & Large APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal _______303-427-6419 Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 CAL Precision Inc. _____951-273-9901 Continental Machining __800-777-2483

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CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 PVB Fabrications ____ 520-623-3529 Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110 Fabrication: Mining PVB Fabrications ____ 520-623-3529 Fabrication: Rebuild/ Large Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 Empire Precision Mach. __ 480-633-4580 Fabrication: Sheet Metal ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal ______ 303-427-6419 Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 Capital Stainless _____480-967-0016 CygnetStamping & Fab ____818-240-7574 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506

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Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Phoenix Metalcraft ___ 602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 Precision Metal Products 408-699-5037 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 FINISHING AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 LA Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Perma-Finish ________ 602-278-1733 Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Finishing: One Stop Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 FINISH OPS-CLEANING Cleaning: AF 5333 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749

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Semiray Aerospace Testing _ 623-842-3030 Dry Film Lubrication Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Electro-Polishing Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 Glass Bead Clean Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Drilling ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing ____ 602-257-0530 Passivation Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies ___ _623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Semiray ___________ 602-275-1917 Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Powder Coating AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting ______ 602-716-5566

Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Stripping Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray ___________ 602-275-1917 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 FIXTURES Exactitude Precision _____ 602-316-6957 Profiles Tool & Engineering _ 480-894-1008


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FORGINGS R&D Specialty Manco _____ 602-278-7700 Forgings: Titanium R&D Specialty Manco _____602-278-7700 FOUNDRY AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 May Foundry & Machine __ 801-531-8931 GEAR CUTTING Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144 Ayers Gear & Machine ____ 623-934-6913 GLASS BEAD A2Z Sandblasting _______ 602-716-5566 Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 GRINDING Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding _____602-353-8088 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 GMN USA __________800-686-1679 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 JRT Hunt ____________ 480-968-5928 Lindel Engineering ______ 520-792-3160

Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing ____ 623-780-4100 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding ___ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing____623-780-4100 Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Centerless Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Shaw Precision _______ 480-785-4925 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 Grinding… Double Disc Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401

TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Grinding: ID/OD Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Grinding: OD Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 Grinding: Precision Tool US Carbide Tool LLC ______480-755-3812 Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Grinding: Tool & Cutter B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481

CTE ____________ 800-783-2400 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Ultra Precision Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 GUNDRILLING Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110 HEAT TREATING Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Controlled Thermal Tech'y__ 602-272-3714 L A Specialties _________602-269-7612 Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Heat Treating/ Aerospace Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 HeatTreating/ISO9001/AS9100 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994

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Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum HeatTreating Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 HONING/LAPPING Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 IDENTIFICATION Labels & Bar Code EPSI______________714-256-8950 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 INDUSTRIAL SEALINGS Gaskets:Manufacturing Cupps Ind Supply ______ 602-269-2301

State Seal Company ____602-437-1532

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Industrial Sealings Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Cupps Ind Supply _______602-269-2301 Inspection Services, Welding State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Packing ISO Consultant Cupps Ind Supply _______602-269-2301 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Gladhill Assoc ________623-939-4412 Quality Advisory Services _ 602-910-1510 INSPECTION Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 Calibration Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 Advanced Coordinate Tech __623-780-4137 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Washington Calibration ___ 480-820-0506 Inspection, First Article ABS Quality Evaluations __ 281-673-2843 Advanced Coordinate Tech __623-780-4137 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Datum Inspection _______602-997-1340 Gladhill Assoc_________623-939-4412 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Great Western Registrar ___623-580-1881 Inspection Services Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 Advanced Coordinate Tech __623-780-4137 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 ISO Registrar Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 ABS Quality Evaluations __ 281-673-2843 Datum Inspection _______602-997-1340 Great Western Registrar ___623-580-1881 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Liquid Penetrant Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Certified Inspection Service _602-267-0661 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Semiray ____________602-275-1917 Inspection Services (NDT) Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Jet Processing ______ 623-869-6749 x117 MAG Particle Jet Products __________623-869-6749 Certified Inspection Service __ 602-267-066 Semiray Aero. Testing _____ 602-275-1917 Jet Products____ _____623-869-6749

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Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Process Improvement/ Audit BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 X-Ray Certified Inspection Service __ 602-267-066 Semiray ____________ 602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 MACHINING Machining: 3D 3D Machine LLC _____ 480-239-8254 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 Cassavant Machining ___602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 L&W Machine Co ____ 602-323-2560 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering __ 480-894-100 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 Machining: 5 Axis 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 Cassavant Machining ___602-437-4005

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Nichols Precision

480-804-0593

edgibson@continentalmachiningco.com www.continentalmachiningco.com

Clings Mfg _______ 480-968-1778 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng 520-745-8771 Lindel Engineering _____ 520-792-3160 Metalcraft Inc.________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_______ 480-961-7673 St. Vrain Manufacturing___ 303-702-1529 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Machining: Aerospace AATC_____________602-268-1467 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Adams Mfg & Eng _____ 623-486-2019 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222 Arcas Machine Inc ____480-632-9414 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg ___ 505-342-2943 CAL Precision Inc. ____951-273-9901 Cassavant Machining _ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace ___ 480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Continental Machining _800-777-2483 Evans Precision Machining_ 623-581-6200 Excaliber __________ 623-878-6800

Foresight Technologies ____480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 HK Machining ________602-278-6704 Infi Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 JB's Precision _________623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 L&W Machine Co _____602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc. __________602-272-2654 Lindel Engineering ______520-792-3160 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc._________480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc _______602-437-8995 Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Nichols Precision _____480-804-0593 Osborn Products________623-587-0335 PGI ____________ 505-884-5782 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8845 Powill Manufacturing___ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision _________602-353-0022 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 Service & Sales _______ 480-968-9084 Satowfi ____________480-374-5706 Southwest Swiss Precision __602-438-4670 St. Vrain Manufacturing____303-702-1529 Stewart Manufacturing ____623-582-2261 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 Trepanning Specialties ___562-633-8110 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001

Machining: Contract Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Adams Mfg & Eng ______ 623-486-2019 Aero Design & Mfg ______602-437-8080 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____602-243-4329 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Banner Machine, Inc______ 602-437-4984 CAL Precision Inc. _____ 951-273-9901 Evans Precision Machining __623-581-6200 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 Group Mfg Serv. ________480-966-3952 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Stellar Machining & Fab _ 480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing ____623-582-2261 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC ______ 480-239-8254 Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 AzMark ____________480-926-8969 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 CAL Precision Inc. _____ 951-273-9901

Challenger Aerospace___ _ 480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing______480-968-1778 Continental Machining __ 800-777-2483 Evans Precision Machining __ 623-581-6200 Foresight Technologies ____480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ____480-464-0150 HK Machining ________602-278-6704 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc. ___________480-833-7305 JB's Precision ________ 623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 Jet Products ________ 623-869-6749 JRT Hunt____________480-968-5928 L&W Machine Co _____602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc. __________602-272-2654 Lindel Engineering ______520-792-3160 Metalcraft Inc._________480-967-4889 Matrix Machine _______ 480-966-4451 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 New Hope Machine ______520-825-7830 Nichols Precision _____480-804-0593 A Z METALWORKER • 105 • Nov/Dec 2012 2


Osborn Products_______ 623-587-0335 PGI______________505-884-5782 PMBC __________ _602-431-8131 Powill Manufacturing____623-780-4100 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering__480-894-1008 Quality Mold ______ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Satowfi ___________ 480-374-5706 St. Vrain Manufacturing___ 303-702-1529 Stellar Machining & Fab _480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing____623-582-2261 SwissTech Tooling & MFg. ___480-998-2005 Systems 3 ___________ 480-894-2581 Toolcraft of Phoenix ___623-435-5405 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg _________ 480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool ______480-507-4620 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Wire-Tech___________480-966-1591 X5 Manufacturing____ ___602-454-7385 Machining Composites Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 Machining: Large Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Empire Precision Mach. _ 480-633-4580 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 Mach: CNC Turning 3D Machine LLC_______480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Arcas Machine Inc ____480-632-9414 Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining _ 602-437-4005 Continental Machining 800-777-2483 Exactitude Precision ____ 602-316-6957 Gilbert Precision Machine _ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 A2Z METALWORKER

JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 Morsch Machine_______ 480-961-7673 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Nichols Precision ____ 480-804-0593 Osborn Products ______ 623-587-0335 PGI _____________505-884-5782 Precision Metalworks __602-455-9575 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 St. Vrain Manufacturing____303-702-1529 Stellar Machining & Fab _ 480-961-3075 SwissTech Tooling & MFg. ___480-998-2005 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg ________ 480-966-7376 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 Machining Plastic Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 Machining Precision 3D Machine LLC _____480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 AATC_____________602-268-1467 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Adams Mfg & Eng _____ 623-486-2019 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 Arizona Wire & Tool _____ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision ________480-834-4637 AzMark __________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 BID Machine, Inc _______480-892-7304 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 Cassavant Machining __ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace ____480-894-0802 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Evans Precision Mach’g _ 623-581-6200 Foresight Technologies ____480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision , Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __520-889-8325 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 JB’s Precision ______ 623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC ______ 623-587--0253 Jemelco, Inc._______ 480-804-9541

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JJet Products ________ 623-869-6749 JRT Hunt____________480-968-5928 JWB Manufacturing ______480-967-4600 LAYKE, Inc. ________ 602-272-2654 Lindel Engineering ______ 520-792-3160 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______602-267-7575 Matrix Machine ______ 480-966-4451 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc _____ 602-437-8995 Metalcraft Inc._________480-967-4889 Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering ___ 602-273-7114 Nichols Precision _____ 480-804-0593 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 PGI ______________505-884-5782 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8845 Powill Mfg___________ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision _________602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering__ 480-894-1008 Quality Mold _______ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco _____602-278-7700 RMSS______________623-780-5904 Satowfi ____________ 480-374-5706 Service & Sales______ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 St. Vrain Manufacturing ___ 303-702-1529 Stewart Manufacturing ____ 623-582-2261 Sun Tech _________ 480-921-1665 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg.__ _480-998-2005 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 Tolleson Steel ______ 623-936-3325 Toolcraft of Phoenix ___ 623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West ______ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix _______ 480-844-0165 Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg _________ 480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool ______ 480-507-4620 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 Wintech _________ 602-437-9001 Wire-Tech ________ 480-966-1591

Evans Precision _____ 623-581-6200 Exactitude Precision _____ 602-316-6957 Foresight Technologies ____ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine ___ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc. ___________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc. ________ 480-804-9541 JD Ellen LLC ________ 623-587--0253 JRT Hunt____________ 480-968-5928 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 L&W Machine Co _____ 602-323-2560 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300 Nichols Precision _____ 480-804-0593 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 PGI_______________505-884-5782 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8845 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-00220 R&D Specialty Manco _____ 602-278-7700 RMSS ___________ 623-780-5904 St. Vrain Manufacturing____ 303-702-1529 Stellar Machining & Fab _ 480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing ____ 623-582-2261 SwissTech Tooling & MFg. ___480-998-2005 Tooling Molds West ______ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix ___________480-844-0165 Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Wintech ___________602-437-9001 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Machining: Quick Turn HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 Wolf Precision Tool ______ 951-296-3505 Jemelco, Inc. ________ 480-804-9541 Machining: Prototype Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8845 A A T C _____________602-268-1467 RMSS______________ 623-780-5904 Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Tooling Molds West ______ 480-921-9939 Adams Mfg & Eng _____ 623-486-2019 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 Action Machine_______ 602-233-0883 Machining: Milling AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222 3D Machine LLC _____ 480-239-8254 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 ACME Metal Works ______ 480-926-4171 Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 AMT-America _________602-443-1403 BID Machine, Inc _____ 480-892-7304 Anewco ____________520-751-1222 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802


Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ____480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 L&W Machine Co _____602-323-2560 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 Machining: Semiconductor Foresight Technologies ___ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 L&W Machine Co _____602-323-2560 Satowfi____________ 480-374-5706 Machining: Swiss Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining ___602-437-4005 Howard PMP _______ 801-808-4106 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg.____480-998-2005 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 Nichols Precision _____480-804-0593 Machining: Turning: Automatic Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 American Prec.Mach __ 602-269-6298 Ayers Gear & Mach _____623-934-6913 AzMark __________ 480-926-8969 Challenger Aerospace___ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g __ 623-581-6200 JB’s Precision Ind _____ 623-581-9088 Jet Products _________623-869-6749 LAYKE, Inc. ________ 602-272-2654 Matrix Machine ______ 480-966-4451 Micro-Tronics, Inc _____ 602-437-8995 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 PGI_______________505-884-5782

MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 Fine Line Laser Cutting_ 602-863-3196 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 Precision Metal Products 408-699-5037 Taycar Enterprises ____505-265-2121 The Metal Man _______ 800-448-9448 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 Wrico_____________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting:Rotary Axis K-zell Metals, Inc. ___ 602-232-5882 Laser Engraving & Etching Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Laser Marking Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 MANUFACTURING Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Adams Mfg & Eng ______ 623-486-2019 APMI __ __________ 480-668-0024 Creedbilt Inc _______623-939-8119 Exactitude Precision _____ 602-316-6957 Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Glover Precision, Inc. ___ 480-464-0150 Group Manufacturing Serv _480-966-3952 PMBC ___________ 602-431-8131 PVB Fabrications ____ 520-623-3529 Precision Metal Products 408-699-5037 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Stewart Manufacturing ___ 623-582-2261 Scriven Precision ______ 480-961-9775 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591

Mfg: PhotoChemical Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Etching Fabrication Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 METAL FORMING Creedbilt Inc _______ 623-939-8119 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Tri-Matrix __________ 480-844-0165 METAL STAMPING High Production Precision Stamping Precision Die & Stamping __ 480-967-2038 METALIZING Accuwright Industries ____ 480-892-9595 Bolt’s Metallizing _______602-244-2432 Jet Processing ______623-869-6749 x117 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 MOLDS Adams Mfg & Eng ______ 623-486-2019 PMBC ____________602-431-8131 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Quality Mold ________ 480-892-5480 Toolcraft of Phoenix ___623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 Molds: Construction JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Molds: Plastic Injection Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Molds: Rubber Toolcraft of Phoenix ___623-435-5405 Molds: Steel Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 PAINTING AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Jet Processing ______623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 Abrasive Blasting AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231

Painting& Blast Booths AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Phosphate Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Powder Coating AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 East Valley Powdercoat ____480-215-2461 LA Specialties _________602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Perma-Finish ________ 602-278-1733 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 Wet Paint/CARC AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Sandblast/Automated Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Screenprinting & Pad Printing AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 PLATING Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 L A Specialties _________602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Precious Metal Plating____ 800-481-6271 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 Sav-On Plating________ 602-252-4311 Anodizing ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Brass Plating Sav-On Plating________ 602-252-4311 Bronze Plating Sav-On Plating________ 602-252-4311 Embrittlement Relief EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Plating EPSI______________714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing _____ 480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Hard Chrome Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681

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Mike Gudin President Office: 480.306.7748 Cell: 480-383-9288 Fax: 480.306.7769 Mike@SouthwestWaterjet.com @SouthwestWaterjet.com

451 E. Juanita Ave. Suite #14 Mesa, AZ 85204

www.SouthwestWaterjet.com

Dennis Reynolds

PH 602-863-3196 17464 N. 25th Ave. Ste B1 Phoenix, AZ 85023 DR@finelinefabricating.com

Nickel/ Chrome/Palladium Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 LA Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Sav-On Plating________ 602-252-4311 Silver Plating EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Tin: Matte Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Tin / Zinc Plate Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 POLISHING Gold Tech Industries_____480-968-1930 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 PRODUCT DESIGN Design and Modeling Bar-S Machine _____ 928-636-2115 Profiles Tool & Engineering _ 480-894-1008 PRECISION FLAT STOCK Tri-Matrix __________ 480-844-0165 PROCESSING: CHEMICAL LA Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 PRODUCTION Action Machine _______623-435-0883 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Louie's Black Oxide _____602-257-0530 PUNCHING Group Manufacturing Serv _480-966-3952 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 A2Z METALWORKER

Phoenix Metalcraft ___ 602-279-4810 Ph Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 Precision Metal Products 408-699-5037 Stellar Machining & Fab 480-961-3075 WC Machine & Tool_ ____ 480-507-4620 X5 Manufacturing ______ 602-454-7385 SPINNING: Metal Metal Spinning Solutions __480-899-0939 SPLINES Apache Gear, Inc ______623-934-7144 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Accuwright Industries ____ 480-892-9595 Bolt’s Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 Empire Precision Mach. __ 480-633-4580 SPRINGS Flat and Wire Springs AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___602-243-4329 SPRINGWORKS Utah ____ 801-298-0113 Tri-Matrix __________ 480-844-0165 STAMPING AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___602-243-4329 Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 CygnetStamping & Fab ___ 818-240-7574 Frontier Metal Stamping __ 303-458-5129 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___480-503-1283 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Precision Die & Stamping __480-967-2038 Scriven Precision ______480-961-9775 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine ______602-323-5550 Wrico ____________480-892-7800

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Precision Metal Forming SPRINGWORKS Utah ____ 801-298-0113 Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 Stamping: Aerospace Frontier Metal Stamping __ 303-458-5129 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Stamping: Bending Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Stamping Design Frontier Metal Stamping __ 303-458-5129 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 SPRINGS WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 Stamping Flat Forming Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 SPRINGS WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Light Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Stamping: Precision Frontier Metal Stamping __ 303-458-5129 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 SPRINGS WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Prototype

Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray Aero. Testing ____ 623-842-3030 THERMAL SPRAY Accuwright Industries ____ 480-892-9595 Bolt’s Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 Controlled Thermal Tech'y__ 602-272-3714 Empire Precision Mach. __ 480-633-4580 THREADING Thread Grinding Blue Streak Grinding ____602-353-8088 Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Shaw Precision _______480-785-4925 Thread Rolling Ron Grob Co. ________ 970-667-5320 Shaw Precision _______480-785-4925

TOOL & DIE Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 3D Machine LLC _____ 480-239-8254 Stamping: Short Run Arizona Wire & Tool _____ 480-813-1002 Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___480-503-1283 TAPPING Whitley Machine ______602-323-5550 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___480-503-1283 Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 Harschco LLC _______602-617-7514 Wolf Wrico ____________480-892-7800 TESTING TOOLING Testing: Flow / Target Semiray Aero. Testing ____ 623-842-3030 Frontier Metal Stamping __ 303-458-5129


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BOB HUDZIK

E.D.M. Specialists Precision Machining

Matthew Carlson Sales Manager

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3D Machine .............................99 Creedbilt Inc.......................................106 5th Axis Fixtures.........................54,94 Critical Cut..........................................100 A&J Indus. Mch Repair...............30,97 Crozier Machine Tool.........................92 AATC......................................................99 Cupps Industrial Supply....................105 ABS Quality Evaluations...............70,102 Cutting Tool Consultants....................92 Absolute Machining & Turning.......109 CTE..........................................................93 ACC Machinery............................7,35,90 Cygnet Stamping & Fab....................108 Accuwright..........................................102 D & R Mchy......................19,59,82,90,96 Ace Laser.............................................100 DCM Tech...................................62,92 ACME Metal Works..........................108 Datum Inspection.........................103 Action Machine.................................101 Delcam...........................................101 Adams Mfg & Eng.............................102 Desert EDM Sales......................60,93 Adams Mach.....................15,57,90,112 DM Machine Repair ........................97 Advanced Coord Tech.......................91 Dungeon Delights ........................ 101 Advanced Metal Sales........................96 East Valley Laser Inc .....................105 Advanced Precision............................97 East Valley Powdercoat................108 Aero Spring & Mfg ...........................101 Ebbco Inc. ........................................91 Aero Tech ..........................................106 Echols Saw & Supply......................90 Aerodyne Alloys..................................95 Eclipse Carbide ............................... 92 AgieCharmilles....................................27 Edge Technologies......................... 93 Airtek....................................................94 EDM Network............................41,94 AIT.........................................................45 EDM Perform Access...................... 95 Alerus Bank & Trust ...........................97 EDM Tech........................................ 38 All World Machinery Supply........28,97 Ellison Machinery . 5,80,81,90,92,111 American Aerospace..........................99 Empire Precision Mach. ...............106 American Auctioneers Group ..........14 EPSI. ...............................................108 AMT-America....................................104 Evans Precision Mach’g................102 AMTS....................................................97 Exactitude ..................................... 107 Anchor Danly ......................................10 Excaliber Precision .......................100 Anewco..................................46-47,104 Fabtech............................................89 Apache Gear......................................102 Fadal CNC................................... 58,91 Apache Steel .......................................94 Fine Line Fabricating Inc..............102 AP Industrial ......................................108 Fine Line Laser Cutting ................108 API Services .........................................56 Foresight Finishing.......................108 APMI .....................................................99 Foresight Technologies ...............100 Arcas Machine Inc. ...........................105 Frontier Metal Stamping .............108 Arizona Finishing..............................103 Fry Fabrications ..............................99 Arizona Hard Chrome .....................103 Fry Steel Co.....................................94 Arizona Wire Spec .............................99 Ganesh Machinery.....................31,92 Arizona Wire Tool............................109 Gartman Tech Services ...........82,109 Arrow Sheet Metal...........................102 Geiger Electric Inc ...........................91 ARTL .....................................................99 Gilbert Metal Stamping..................99 Auer Precision...................................102 Gilbert Precision Machine............106 Ayers Gear & Mach ............................99 Gladhill Assoc...........................68,104 AZ CNC........ 8,9,21,49,70,76-79,90,93 Global EDM Supply ........................ 93 AZMARK ....................................100,108 Glover Precision, Inc.....................104 AZ Metals.............................................94 GMN USA......................................... 93 AZ Tool Steel.......................................95 Gold Tech Industries ...............62.104 B&B Tool .............................................96 Great Western ..........................67,97 B & T Tool & Engr..............................94 Grindworks ...................................100 Backerworks Mfg.............................106 Group Manufacturing .................. 101 bandsawreviews.com ...............86,103 HK Machining ...............................105 Bank of Arizona..................................95 Hangsterfers ...................................94 Barry Metals..................................18,95 Harschco ......................................103 Bar-S Machine Inc ..............................99 Haynes Intl ......................................94 Barton International ....................56,91 Helical Solutions..............................97 Bell Steel ............................................101 Helm Precision................................ 52 BID Machine, Inc ..............................101 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding.... 101 Blaser....................................................95 Horizon Carbide .............................99 Blue Streak Grinding .................68,102 Houghton........................................ 93 BMSC .............................1,32-34,61,101 Howard PMP .................................104 Bolt’s Metallizing, Inc ......................105 Howell Precision .....................38,100 Bralco Metals ...........................12,93,94 HUB Intl ............................................97 Byington Steel Treating ..................103 IEC Supply LLC................................ 93 CAID .................................................. 100 Ind. Metal Supply ......................50,95 Cal Precision......................................105 Ind.Tool Die ..................................104 Canyon State Oil...................................2 Ind. Workholding Solution ........... 96 Cassavant Machining.......................107 Infinisys ................................. 100,104 Castrol....................................................2 Innovative Cutting Tools ............... 93 Certified Inspection Services ...........99 Innovative Cutting Solutions.......108 CGS Technologies, Inc. .................. 101 Innovative Tool Sales ..................... 93 Challenger Aerospace .....................104 Intech Funding ...............................39 ChemResearch .................................103 Integrated Systems Inc ................109 CIS.........................................................99 IPE Aerospace ................................. 84 Cling’s Manufacturing .....................101 IRH ....................................................97 CNC Machinery ..................................92 ISMG ................................................89 Coast Aluminum................................94 ISOAdmin.com ...............................99 Coastal Metals ............................26,95 IVIS................................................... 86 Coating Tech................................85,100 ITDE ...............................................104 Collins Metal Finishing ................... 100 Jan’s Inc..........................................105 Consolidated Resources Inc.......40,97 J B’s Prec Ind..................................104 Continental Machining...................105 JD Ellen LLC....................................105 Controlled Thermal.........................103 Jemelco Inc.....................................97 Country Financial................................96 J.K. Tool.................................. ........92 CPI.........................................................99 Job Shop Rater........................69,109 A Z METALWORKER • 110 • Nov/Dec 2012 2

Jorgenson ... ............ ...................35,92 JRT Hunt .........................................108 JWB Manufacturing .......................103 K D Capital .......................................90 Klontech Indus. Sales .................90,96 KMT Waterjet .................................. 91 K-Zell Metals, Inc. ..........................101 Kwik Mark Inc.............................64,91 L&W Machine Co. .........................104 LA Specialties ........................... 66,104 LAI International............................102 Larry Arroues ...................................93 Layke Inc ........................................100 Leavitt Group ................................... 97 Lindel Engineering ........................105 Lone Arrow ......................................93 Louie’s Black Oxide ............... 101,103 Louie’s Gun Finishing....................103 Lynch Brothers...............................103 Lynden Intl. ......................................99 Machinery Sales.............................. 92 Magnum Precision .. 17,73,90-93,100 Makino ........................................11,90 Marshall Tool & Supply ..................96 MarZee ................................50,94,102 Matrix Machine ....................... 99,100 Maxum Petroleum .......................2,95 May Foundry..................................102 MC Machinery ............................31,93 Mesa Machinery ..............................92 Metalcraft Inc.................................104 Metal Processing Intl.....................106 Metal Spinning .........................48,101 Metals Eng & Testing Labs ............. 97 Methods West ............................25,92 Micro-Tronics ................................100 Micro 100....................................65,95 Micropulse West .............................99 Midaco Corp ....................................96 Milne................................................. 97 MMR LLC..........................................98 Moore Tool & Equip .......................92 Morsch Machine..............................99 MTLC ...........................................44,99 Murata ..............................................93 National Grinding & Mfg. .............102 Nelson Engineering.......................101 New Hope Machine ......................100 Nichols Precision ................52-53,106 Noranco............................................60 North-South ................................23,93 OGP................................................... 91 Omax Corp..................................63,90 Orion Registrar ..............................104 Osborn Products ................... 100,102 Pacific Metal Stampings................108 Perfection Industrial Finishing .....107 Perma-Finish... ...............................103 Petroferm .........................................93 PGI...................................................104 Phoenix Grinding...........................100 Phoenix Heat Treat .......................103 Phoenix Metalcraft ........................108 Phoenix Metal Trading. .............74,96 Phoenix Small Tool .........................96 Powill Mfg ......................................103 Praxair Distribution .........................96 Precious Metal Plating. .................104 Precision Casting Repair .................99 Precision Die & Stamping...............99 Precision Industrial Painting.........100 Precision Metalworks ...................109 Precision Metal Products..............109 Premier Precision .....................66,101 Prime Axis ................................ 16,100 Pro Precision ...................................102 Profiles Tool & Eng ........................100 PVB Fabrications.............................100 Quality Advisory...............................93 Qualichem, Inc..................................94 Quality Improvement Consulting ...98 Quality Mold....................................102 Quick Turn Financial.........................98 R&D Specialty Manco.....................105 RMSS.................................................107

Road Machinery...............................108 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...... .....91 Roentgen USA....................................91 Ron Grob..........................................105 Ryerson .............................................96 S&S Machinery Sales ........................92 S L Fusco............................................94 Samuel, Son & Co..................24,94,95 Sandvik Coromant...................... 92,98 Satowfi ............................................105 Sav-On Plating.................................107 Savage Machine ...............................91 Sawblade.com ....................................3 SBG Capital........................................96 Scriven Precision Fab. ......................99 Seco Tools.........................................96 Self Clinch.................................... 22,93 Semiray .....................................75,105 Service & Sales............................... 109 Setco Spindles & Slides ...................95 Shaw Precision Grind’g ..................101 Shop Floor Automations .................97 Southwest Powder .........................103 Solar Atmospheres ...........................99 Southwest Spindle Service ..............96 Southwest Swiss Precision ............105 Southwest Waterjet .......................108 SPRINGWORKS Utah..................... 109 St Vrain ............................................106 Star Metal Fluids......... 13,91,92,96,97 Starrett ..............................................91 State Seal Company ...................... 104 State Technology..............................94 Steel Services Grind’g...............65,100 Stellar Machining & Fab Inc.......... 104 Sun Grinding .............................20,102 Sun Tech......................................... 109 Superior Grinding...........................103 Supra Alloys, Inc ...............................96 Sustaining Edge Solutions ...............96 Swisstech Tooling & Mfg...............107 Systems3 .........................................105 TAYCAR ...........................................102 TCI Precision Metals................... 83,94 TMM Precision..........................99,102 T.S.M. Mach. ....................................90 Team Industrial Services..........72,103 TechMark ........................................102 Tech Mold .........................................61 Temtco Steel.....................................94 The Metal Man..........................99,102 The Werks C&C ................................95 Tipco Punch ................................... 109 TMI (GibbsCAM) ...............................97 Tolleson Steel ...................................94 Toolcraft of Phoenix.......................105 Tooling Molds West.......................105 Tornquist Machinery........................91 Total Filtration Services ...................93 Total Quality Sys......................... 67,94 Tornos ..........................................37,91 Trepanning Specialties...................107 Tri-Matrix Mach ..............................101 Trio Tool............................................93 Trusty-Cook ................................ 51,92 TW Metals .........................................95 Tube Service .....................................94 U S Shop Tools ........................... 29,93 Ulbrich of CA............................... 55,94 United Performance Metals ............94 Uni-Tek ........................................... 104 Universal Laser Systems...................66 US Carbide Tools........................... 109 Val-Tech Mfg ...................................101 Valley Industrial Painting ...............108 Washington Cal. ......................103 Wayco Sales Inc ...........................42,91 WC Machine & Tool.........1,32-34,101 Weiser/Mile High Precision ...........102 Western States Metal.......................97 Whitley Machine ......................102 Widia .................................................92 Wintech ...........................................101 Wire-Tech........................................101 Wolf Precision Tool..................36,108 Wrico ..........................................54,101 Wright Prototype .......................... 100 X5.....................................................101


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