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Vol. 18, No. 5 Sept/Oct 2012

Southwest Edition (AZ, NV, and NM)

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Editors Corner “Everyone copes differently, some cry for the loss of a loved one while others smile because they know they’ll see them again.” Author Unknown Kim and I experienced 2 sad losses since last issue. Late in July, our dog Roxie, nearly 12 years old (that’s 84 in people years) had to be put down when tests revealed that she was riddled with cancer.Then the next day Kim learned that his mother, Ramona Carpenter, passed away. We headed to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Kim, his brother Sean and his sister Kathy had spent most of their childhood years.We visited with all of Ramona’s relatives, many who still live in Santa Fe, and who had helped care for her for the past 2 years, when she first succumbed to a debilitating illness. The family joined Kim, Sean and Kathy, and shared many fond memories, armed with boxes of pictures Ramona had saved.They laughed and they cried. Over the next few days, Kim, Kathy and Sean went through many of Ramona’s cherished belongings.What was most remarkable was that Ramona left something for everyone in her life, family, extended family, and friends. And she had Post-It notes with messages to each person she was giving a piece of her life to. Everyone received a gift and a caring message, even as Ramona was no longer alive on this earth. The days the Carpenter family spent together weren’t engulfed in sadness. And this really made me think about how I too should plan. Not just for the big things that will go to my children and family - these are already documented in a Living Will. But I too want to take the time to leave small things for everyone I love - and with caring messages. Less than 20% of us die unexpectedly (e.g. War, fire,natural disasters, accidents, poisoning, suicides), so generally speaking, most of us have time to put our affairs in order. This includes our businesses and our personal lives. I know first hand that taking the time to do so makes the grieving process easier for all who are left behind. On another note, by next issue, we will know who will be running our government for the next 4 years. Our readers cut across all industry segments, but there are 2 segments who represent the lion share of our subscribers: those employed in the Aerospace/Defense industry, and small businesses. Politicians love small business because small business matters. It’s important, it’s trusted, and it’s going to make a big difference in this year’s elections. It isn’t stretching things to say that small business is the engine that drives our economy.The federal government defines a small business as one with fewer than 500 employees. By that measure, small business accounts for 99.7 percent of all U.S. employers, and it employs 49.6 percent of the private-sector workforce. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, these businesses account for 89.3 percent of all employer firms. The bottom line is that small business has a big voice in what happens with the economy, and voters know it. Gallup did a survey a few months ago asking who people trust when it comes to coming up with ideas for creating jobs. The No. 1 answer: small business, before governors, academics, members of Congress or the president. In closing, let’s all take the time to plan for our future, both professionally and personally. Let’s hope for an administration that is favorable to small business! God Bless our Troops!

Linda Daly Publisher A2Z METALWORKER

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Cover Done. Done Right. Overnight. This Month’s Shop Profile. Photography Courtesy of Customer. Announcements............6-7,10,12,14,16, 18 Shop Profile .....................................1,30-31 Feature Articles................... 44-45,52,58-59 Buyers Guide Equipment....................90-98 Buyers Guide Processes ..................99-109 Card Gallery .....................................90-109 Index of Advertisers ............................... 110 Editorial..................................... Throughout

Published by: A2Z Metalworker PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly

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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 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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Mark your calendar for October 10, 2012, when your local Haas Factory Outlet will host a special “Haas turning technology” Demo Day 19 event. Come check out all the latest multi-tasking CNC Turning Center technology from Haas. See live demos, free seminars, and maybe get some food and drink. While you are there, be sure to grab a free, limited-edition Haas T-shirt – only available at your local Haas Factory Outlet on DD 19!

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The Hawaii Gas Company serves residential and commercial customers in every community on the six major Hawaiian Islands. The project is expected to take 18 to 24 months to complete the ISO 9001 certification, which will include an in-depth look at processes throughout all departments of The Hawaii Gas Co. Mike Futrell, executive vice president of The Hawaii Gas Company said the company has embarked on the ISO 9001 process to improve quality, customer service, employee relations and overall production – and to sustain those improvements for decades to come. Doing so, he said, would result in long-term improvement to our bottom-line profitability. Sustaining Edge Solutions was selected to lead the effort because it has “the right balance of technical expertise, experience and personal customer service,” Futrell said. Lance Lam, division manager of Quality Assurance & Compliance for the company was also very impressed. “Walter and Sustaining Edge Solutions provided through website, newsletters and direct contact an in-depth look on how companies can benefit from an ISO 9001 certification,” he said. For more information about ISO 9001 certification and improving business performance, contactWalterTighe at, (888) 572-9642 or visit

Haas Demo Day is October 10th! Haas Factory Outlet-Phoenix, a division of Ellison Machinery Company invites you to join us at our showroom inTempe,AZ for Haas Automation’s Demo Day 19. This year’s event will illuminate the latest Haas turning technology. All machines in the showroom will be running including the ST-30SSY, SuperMinimill2,VF-4SS and VF-2SSYT and Haas sales and service representatives will be on-hand to answer your questions. Representatives from major tooling, workholding, and CAD/CAM manufacturers will be on hand to share their insights and assist you in adapting the newest machine technology and manufacturing strategies to your shop floor. Seminars will be held throughout the day, presented by our industry’s leading partners. Your Haas Factory Outlet showroom is located at 1610 S. Priest Drive #101, Tempe,AZ 85281. The event will run from 10AM to 3PM – with machine demonstrations throughout the day. Attend a seminar, have some lunch and grab a new Haas t-shirt, available only at Demo Day 19. To register and for more event details, including information on the seminar schedule, visit us online at or call (480)968-5877. A2Z METALWORKER

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North South Machinery adds PEM Technologies to their Product Mix North South Machinery, a leading machine tool equipment dealer for the past 27 years, is now representing PEM Technologies in the Arizona market. PEM (Precision Electrolytic Machining) will likely become one of the most talked about new technologies in the past 15 years. It is 13 times faster than traditional EDM and their reverse electroplating process is something worth investing in. For example, PEMTech provides customers precision shapes with excellent surface finishes through the PEM process.This process is an advancement of electrochemical machining that incorporates pulse power and an oscillating cathode tool. PEM Technologies is the third product line North South Machinery has added in Arizona this summer.The other new manufacturers are Accurpress, Accurshear and Bruderer. Please visit the North South Machinery showroom at 4221 E. Raymond St Suite 100, Phoenix AZ or call (602) 438 – 4291 to ask for more information.The showroom is open Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am -4:00pm.There are always several DEMO machine models on hand for your viewing, including one of our newest Bruderer High Speed Stamp presses.

In Memory of Micro-Tronic’s Bob Marusiak For Bob, life was about dedication, commitment and living life honorably. He had three passions in life; his family, his work and his country. Surrounded by his loving family, Bob 62, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2012 following a courageous battle with cancer. Many who saw Bob during his illness will remember his strength, his positive attitude and perseverance. In 1964, his family moved to Phoenix, where he made his permanent home with his family. He attended Arcadia High School, Phoenix College and Arizona State University. In 1967, his Mom and Dad started Micro-Tronics, Inc.. From the inception Bob started working with his Dad, running machines, cleaning the shop and learning the business from the ground up. He attended college while working. Bob had been with his family’s business for 44 years and CEO of the company for the last 12 years; following his father’s retirement. During his career as a business person, he was associated with several business organizations and had spent a few terms on the board of ATMA. His commitment to the company was far reaching; not only to its success and his family, but his true dedication to the employees of Micro-Tronics, many who had known Bob from the beginning. In 1971, Bob joined the US Air Force Reserves where he was a member of the Pararescue Jump Team for 21 years. He was a paramedic and in 1984 received a commendation medal for his outstanding efforts in a life and

death situation of a Japanese fisherman deep in the southern Pacific waters. The motto of problem free May drilling at high this militaryconsistently group is “That Others Live”. penetration rates. He was patriotic, loyal and loved his country. In 1991, after third son’sgeometry birth, Bob retired with Thehis new unique combined the new flute shape provides cutting from his military career to spend timeawith hisedge shape for effective clearance of the chip, sons and wife. even at increased penetration rates.

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R&D manager. “His robust academic background will be a key asset in Methods West Announces Open House!

our objective to research and analyze the machining of titanium, the effects within the cutting zone and our ability to develop new processes “Methods West is pleased to announce that our annual Open House will for the highest level of productivity and efficiency.”

be held this year on Wednesday and Thursday, November 7th & 8th, from 10:00 a.m. Olvera until 5:00 p.m.hisboth days. degree Pleaseinjoin us for engineering demonstrations received bachelor’s mechanical from Institute of Technology in Pachuca, Mexico. also holds of the mostPachuca advanced machine technology available, and He displays froma master’s degree in manufacturing systems the Monterrey Institute various manufacturing support products, suchfrom as tooling, workholding, of Technology. Olvera is currently working on his PhD in mechanical software, and probing technologies. Leaders in advanced technology will engineering, design and manufacturing through the University of the be conducting seminars throughout theSpain. day.There will be great food by the Basque Country near Bilbao, BBQ Company, numerous door prizes, and of course, the traditionalT-shirt! Olvera has been published on a variety of topics related to titanium process such as ball nose of titanium alloys, Please join us at 615engineering W. 24th St. in Tempe, andhelical learnmilling more about this event analysis of a tool-tip’s radial stiffness on turn-milling centers, and the at” prediction of tool stiffness for machine tools. In addition to his academic background, Olvera has worked with a variety of machine platforms

Howell Precision Sheet Metal Announces New Team Member! Rob Howell, owner of Howell Precision Sheet Metal, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Kelly Schultz, as the company’s new Business Manager. Rob says, “Kelly, with a dynamic background in office management, ISO standards and finance, will be a great addition to the

and control software. A world leader in advanced CNC machining centers, Makino provides a Howell wide range of high-precision Precision Team. metal-cutting and EDM machinery, including horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, 5-axis machining centers, graphite machining centers, and wire and Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Ram EDMs. Our flexible automation solutionsHowell provide reduced labor Precision Sheetthroughput Metal (HPSM) maintains a volumes and costs and increased in a variety of production designs. With engineering services, we offer industry-leading 12,000 sq Makino ft facility designed for maximum expertise for even most challenging applications across all industries. efficiency andthe flexibility. For more information, call 1-800-552-3288 or visit

Laser cut components are supplied to all industry types and can be designed in-house with advanced 3D modeling software or cut directly from customer’s files and added to a sheet metal fabrication solution including : CNC bending, CNC tube bending, stud insertion, Welding Sub-assemblies, Completed component. HPSM prides itself on customer satisfaction, on-time delivery, and producing the finest in precision fabrication serving the electronic, automotive, aerospace, medical, defense, semi-conductor, commercial and solar industries. Contact HPSM at (623) 582-4776 or visit their website at Announcements Continued Page 10


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BART® – Barton Abrasive Removal Tool to be featured at FABTECH Barton International will present live demonstrations of the Barton Abrasive Removal Tool (BART®) at FABTECH 2012.

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• HARDINGE, manual lathes to high-performance, SuperFor Immediate Precision multi-tasking CNC lathes,Release: world’s largest manufacturer of precision collets and workholding systems. • BRIDGEPORT, manual knee mills to high-performance vertical An Hardinge and horizontal multi-tasking CNC machining centers. Distri • KELLENBERGER, precision CNC universal grinding machines for OD, face and ID grinding. ELMIRA, NY: Hardinge Inc. (www.hardin announce alliance with machines Arizona CNC E • TSCHUDIN, compact, high precisionanCNC grinding have exclusive and support respo for low or high-volume ODwill production CNCsales grinding. products in Arizona and portions of Neva • HAUSER, multi-axis precision jig grinding for complex period of the next few months they will profiles. Hardinge distributor and service support grou

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Introduced in 2010, BART® is a convenient, portable system for removing waste abrasive from waterjet cutting machines. The tool is designed to fit between the waterjet table’s slats and can be operated while the waterjet is running,

BART® is easy to operate and achieves removal rates greater than 2,000 pounds an hour. Visit FABTECH booth C5713 to participate in a demonstration.For information visit, e-mail info@ or call (800) 741-7756.

Shop Floor Automations Launches New Website Shop Floor Automations, Inc. (SFA), a national company serving the CNC Industry, since 1998, has launched an overhauled website designed and format using Word Press. The site - located at – features content SFA’s solutions which include software and hardware products along with downloadable support documents. Visitors can download technical information on drivers, setup guides and products trials on from several different vendors. The software products include Predator, Job Pack, eXtremeDNC, Bigfoot, and Scytec along with mobile applications created exclusively by Shop Floor Automations. Hardware solutions include flopply emulator, BTRs, bar code readers, RS232 cabling, USB portable devices, wireless and wired serial devices for CNCs. A2Z METALWORKER

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Once of the enhanced areas of the site allows for end users and partners to complete an online form to be enrolled in the “Partner Rewards Program”. This program allows for referrals to be made to the company with new prospects who can receive up to 10% of the sale for a new customer. Greg Mercurio, the President of Shop Floor Automations, said “ since most of our customers are referrals we wanted a way to give back and thank the people involved. The response has been remarkable and we look forward to another rewards coming soon!” The site was engineered for scalability, so SFA can build out with additional content with additional areas to include an end user login area along with adding video and live chat. For more information:, email: info@

CNC Performance Training at Ellison The next CNC Performance Training session at Ellison Machinery Company will be held on Wednesday September 5th with a return to the popular topic of maximizing your productivity with your Haas Renishaw Probes. Machinists are invited to meet at the Tempe, AZ showroom for a presentation and discussion led by Jason Floor, Applications Engineer. Each CNC Performance Training session is inspired by the issues and questions most frequently presented to the Ellison team of service Announcements Continued Page 12


Making the parts that really matter takes a horizontal machining center that delivers what matters most: faster cycle times, greater reliability and higher-quality results. Which is why a Makino HMC is the only real choice for the production parts that matter most. See the a51nx at work. Book a personal demonstration at IMTS 2012, booth S-8700. For more information on all Makino products in Arizona, contact: David Gundersen 602-228-0347 Š 2012 Makino

United Performance Metals’ Shipping Coordinator Earns Int’l Trade Certification Congratulations to United Performance Metals’ Shipping Coordinator Irina Garrett on becoming a Certified International Trade Specialist.

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Announcements & Releases Continued 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. September 5th: Maximizing Productivity with your Haas Renishaw Probes 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, please call (480)968-5335 or visit A2Z METALWORKER

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Ms. Garrett earned her cer tification through UNZ & C o. , e x p e r t s in compliance, references and training for trade and material regulations. As a UNZ Certified International Trade Specialist, Ms. Garrett has distinguished herself in the core competencies in international trade logistics and compliance operations. United Performance Metals is a leading supplier of specialty stainless steel and high temperature alloys. In business since 1982, United Performance Metals has experience serving the needs of customers in diverse markets including aerospace, aircraft, automotive, medical, food service, house-wares, petro-chemical and many others. For more information on United Performance Metals visit us at, call us at 1.888.282.3292 or email

Castrol Industrial Announces the Launch of the Performance Biolubes Product Line Castrol Industrial North America Inc. announces the launch of the Performance Biolubes product line. The Performance Biolubes technology platform adds a range of bio-based lubricants, and metalworking fluids to Castrol’s existing line of lubricants supplied to the aviation, industrial manufacturing, marine and energy markets. Initially these products will be available in North America with plans for future roll out to Castrol’s global operations. At its inception in 1991, the Performance Biolubes technology began as a research project Announcements Continued Page 14







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the right capability available when it is needed . The new 11-axis Cyclone-52 3TMY machine will also be shown for the first time at IMTS and it will be showing the complex work that can be machined with 48-tools from the 3 16-station high-speed tool turrets. Both upper turrets feature Y-axis capability. The 6,000 rpm 2” bar main and subpindle will be machining simultaneously with all 3-turrets cutting during the live part demonstrations. The Ganesh booth should be on the list of those manufacturers looking for “affordable cost reduction” for “donein-one” CNC lathe work. See www. for more details. Ganesh will also bring a machine from their Oil Country Division, the 30-HP GT - 3060 CNC Oil Country lathe with a 10” bore, 30” swing, and front and rear A2-15 chuck mounts. This machine is available in center distances of 60” to 160” and with feature the wizardry of the new Fagor 8065 TouchScreen CNC control. For more infor mation: Phone: 1-888-542-6374 (Toll free US only);; www.

Announcements & Releases Continued at the University of Northern Iowa. Guy Chiatello, Senior Technical Advisor of Castrol Industrial’s Performance Biolubes team commented, “We are on the cusp of a major change in the lubricants industry, and Castrol is striving to lead that change with the addition of the Performance Biolubes cutting edge technology into their portfolio. That’s what’s exciting to me.” Castrol Industrial North America has been a leader in the area of environmentally responsible products, being the first major metalworking supplier to voluntarily remove all chlorinated paraffins from its products. Castrol also markets products which are boron free and secondary amine free.The addition of the Performance Biolubes product line expands Castrol’s customer offering through incorporating products that are built from bio-based oils, and are free of chlorine and secondary amines.

Ganesh Debuts New Machines at IMTS Ganesh Machinery will debut exciting new machines in Chicago during IMTS 2012 this September 10th – 15th at McCormick Place booth S-9371. Mark your calendars to see live the new 35-tool 9-axis Cyclone-52 BY2 multitasking 2” CNC lathe with 18-driven tools including 12 tools with B-axis capability. There is a separate Y-axis for both the main and the subspindle to ensure that a tool with A2Z METALWORKER

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Electronic Precision Specialties, Inc. Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Chemical Processing Electronic Precision Specialties, Inc. has received Nadcap accreditation for demonstrating their ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications. “Achieving Nadcap accreditation is not easy: it is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel at manufacturing quality product through superior special processes. Companies, such as Electronic Precision Specialties, Inc., work hard to obtain this status and Announcements Continued Page 16

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“Electronic Precision Specialties, Inc. (aka EPSI) would like to acknowledge its employee associates for achieving Nadcap accreditation. In the past four years, EPSI has progressed from ISO 9001:2000, through the 2008 standard, and now has qualified for the Nadcap AC 7004 Aerospace Quality Standard. This distinction recognizes the extraordinary diligence required for processing and testing Aerospace materials and components.”

Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States will be a hot topic at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2012, taking place Sept. 10 – 15 in Chicago, Ill.

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Harry Moser, a 45-year manufacturing industry veteran and founder of the Reshoring Initiative, will present on the topic during the show to help U.S. manufacturers recognize the profit potential of utilizing local sourcing and production as well as the critical role they can play in strengthening the economy. Also, in conjunction with IMTS, the Reshoring Initiative and The Association for ManufacturingTechnology (AMT) are providing manufacturing companies that have been successful with reshoring the

Siemens PLM software users from around the world gathered to exchange ideas and software expertise at Siemens PLM Connection, an event held in Las Vegas, NV on May 2-5, 2011. Now, users from Arizona will be meeting to get a download of what happened at Siemens PLM Connection, network, present, and learn some of the latest technologies on Friday, September 14th at the Fiesta Resort Conference Center in Tempe, AZ from 9AM-4PM. On-site registration for the conference will begin at 7:30AM. The meeting will include a live demonstration on a Haas VMC at the Ellison Machinery Company showroom, just north of the Conference Center. Join us to see how NX and VoluMill can double your machines’ productivity and tool life. For more information on the Arizona Regional User Group and to register for the conference on A2Z METALWORKER

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Harley-Davidson Second Quarter Profit Up 30 Percent On US Demand The AP reports, “Harley-Davidson Inc. said Wednesday that its secondquarter net income jumped 30 percent, as demand for its motorcycles continued to grow both at home and abroad.” However, the “company’s revenue for the quarter fell short of expectations, as warmer-than-usual weather in the first quarter of the year that pulled forward some secondquarter sales. Lower European demand also reduced sales.” The company “reported net income of $247.3 million, or $1.07 per share, for the three months ended July 1.That’s up from $190.6 million, or 81 cents per share,” in 2011. “Revenue jumped 17 percent to $1.57 billion from $1.34 billion a year earlier.” Bloomberg News reports, “Harley sold 55,761 motorcycles in the US during the second quarter, a 4 percent increase from a year earlier, as global sales rose 2.8 percent to 85,714, according to its earnings statement. The company’s US sales had surged 26 percent in the first quarter.”

ADP: Manufacturers Added 6,000 Workers In July Bloomberg News reports, “Companies in the US added more workers than projected in July, indicating the job market was holding up entering the second half of the year, a private report based on payrolls showed. The 163,000 increase in employment followed a revised 172,000 gain the prior month, Roseland, New Jersey-based ADP Employer Services said. The median estimate of 38 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for an advance of 120,000.” A2Z METALWORKER

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Researchers Create A Robot Worm That Could Be Used In Medicine, Electronics The New York Daily News repor ts, “Roboticists created a practically indestructible synthetic earthworm that can infiltrate hardto-reach places.” The “Meshworm” (named after its soft mesh-like body) is “capable

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National Aerospace Week was established by the Aerospace Industries Association in 2010 for the aerospace and defense industry and its supporters to recognize the enormous contribution that the industry makes to America’s national security, economy and competitiveness.

Arizona Public Service Co. announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) from solar developers and installers to construct a 32-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic facility in Gila Bend, Ariz. This project will be financed by APS through the company’s AZ Sun Program.

Appreciating the importance of the aerospace industry and what it has done for America and our armed forces, both houses of Congress issued resolutions in 2010 establishing the third week in September annually as National Aerospace Week. Since its inception, National Aerospace Week has been a rallying call for companies and their employees, communities, aligned organizations, government and other groups to demonstrate their support for the industry by sponsoring events nationally and locally.

The RFP will commence on August 22; interested parties are encouraged to participate in a bidder’s webinar on August 29.Additional information about the webinar and the RFP is available online at

The aerospace and defense community recognizes that the industry is a backbone of the U.S. economy, supporting more than 3.5 million jobs in all 50 states and posting the largest trade surplus of any U.S. industry. However, National Aerospace Week in 2012 arrives at a time of unprecedented uncertainty – the nation is facing immense budget pressures, which is threatening to undermine programs that are critical to our national security, technological superiority and economy. Join us during National Aerospace Week, September 16-22, 2012, by sponsoring or participating in events. If you would like to sponsor an event or want additional information on National Aerospace Week, you may contact Don Forest at (703) 358-1004; A2Z METALWORKER

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Cessna, Bell Provide Lift for Textron’s Wings Cessna Aircraft and Bell Helicopter drove most of the second-quarter growth at parent company Textron, chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly said. Combined, the two aviation segments accounted for $1.82 billion of Textron’s $3 billion in revenues and $187 million of its $288 million profit during the quarter. Cessna reported $756 million in second-quarter revenues, up $111 million from a year ago, while profits rose by $30 million, to $35 million.The higher revenues were the result of increased Citation A2Z METALWORKER

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deliveries in the period–49 versus 38 a year ago. Speaking of the current market environment, Donnelly said, “We’re seeing a slow, steady recovery in the light to midsize jet segments.” Cessna’s backlog at the end of the second quarter stood at $1.5 billion. Meanwhile, Bell continues to be the breadwinner at Textron. The division took in nearly $1.06 billion in the second quarter, a $184 million year-over-year increase, and profit increased $32 million, to $152 million, reflecting “higher volume and favorable mix in our commercial business.” Bell’s backlog as of June 30 was $6.7 billion, down $394 million from the end of the first quarter.

Ar izona Universities’ Research a Plus for State’s Economy Nearly $1 billion was pumped into the Arizona economy in 2011, thanks to spending that resulted from research at the state’s three public universities. A new report from the Arizona Board of Regents details research expenditures plus the economic, social and scholarly impact of research, indicating a significant positive effect on the state through new jobs, knowledge and dollars reinvested in the community. The universities are implementing measures to ensure the 2012 goal of more than $1 billion is met. A look at the highlights of research at the universities gives a clue about their success. The University of Arizona ranks in the top 20 of public research universities, Arizona State University was the fastest growing research enterprise over the last five years among U.S. universities with research portfolios exceeding $100 million in research expenditures, and Northern Arizona University has the highest level of research funding for biological sciences of any institution in its peer group and has dramatically increased its federal research funding over the past four years.

Luke AFB picked as F-35 training hub

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Manufacturing Sector Adds 25,000 Jobs In July The Washington Times reports, “The labor market improved last month after a soft spell in the spring, with businesses creating 163,000 more jobs in a wide range of occupations from healthcare to manufacturing, the Labor Department reported last month. The job gains were the best since February and nearly tripled from June’s pace of 64,000.They reflected a bounce-back in hiring in such areas as auto manufacturing, where seasonal layoffs were lower than usual, as well as retail trade and hospitality.”

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FeatureCAM wassupply-chain the world’s first featureon an interactive database. based programming software when it was launched in 1995.allows Constant development The conference smaller contractors since then has ensured that the system has and manufacturers to learn about what would retained its leadership in programming be expected of them to subcontract with speed defense and easecontractors. of use, while an increased larger range of strategies has been added to provide more efficient greater Barry Broome, toolpaths president giving and CEO of the productivity on a wider range of machines. Greater Phoenix Economic Council, said his organization is meeting with the 114 The main change to the companies 2013 FeatureCAM aerospace and defense in the top product family has been the introduction of to three tiers in the Phoenix area this summer three levels of 3D machining functionality. help them develop sustainable plans. FeatureMILL 3D Lite offers single-surface machining with a basic range for of strategies “We will have a plan of attack each one of and socompanies; provides anhow introductory those to help thisproduct company for companies moving into 3D machining grow, how to keep this company from closing. for the firsthands time.on, tactical effort,” he said. It’s a very FeatureMILL 3D MX provides a greater Broome said while the largest local aerospace number of strategies, including spiral and defense players, such as Boeing Co., finishing, flowline finishing and rotary Honeywell Aerospace, Raytheon Co. and machining, support for multiple-surface Lockheed Mar tin Corp., already have mac hining and automated feature diversified businesses, smaller companies recognition. It is aimed at companies with with limited capital face greater challenges conventional machine tools and those that as effects roll down the supply chain. are machining softer materials. “Our major companies have beencontact: relatively For further information, please optimistic that they have done a -Peter Dickin, Marketing Manager good Directjob of preparing for 1081, these e-mail: cuts. It’s all the other phone: 0121 683 marketing@ companies that are connected to the big companies that we have to pay attention to because they can’tManufacturing, change their behavior and Aero Tech enterprise until the bigger companies change Inc. Achieves ISO9001: 2008 theirs,” Broome said.


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First Solar to Develop 139 MW Campo Verde Solar Project First Solar, Inc announced it is developing the 139 megawattAC (MW) CampoVerde Solar Project, located near El Centro in Imperial County, Calif. Campo Verde is expected to start construction in the third quarter of 2012 and be completed in 2013, creating about 250 construction jobs. San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) will purchase the project’s output under a 20-year power purchase agreement, which was approved on May 24, 2012 by the California Public Utilities Commission. First Solar will construct the project using its advanced thin film PV modules that generate clean, renewable energy with no emissions, waste or water consumption during operation. The project will generate enough electricity to power approximately 50,000 average California homes, displacing 80,000 metric tons of CO2 per year, the equivalent of taking 15,000 cars off the road. “First Solar is very pleased to be working with SDG&E for the first time to deliver clean, renewable energy and create hundreds of construction jobs in Imperial County,” said Brian Kunz, First Solar Vice President of Project Development, North America.

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Airplane shipments increase Airplane shipments increased 5.9% in the first six months of 2012 compared to 2011, while the accompanying value of the airplane deliveries rose 13.2%, according to figures released today by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). “We are starting to see positive signs in the 2012 shipment data,” said GAMA’s President and CEO Pete Bunce. “When coupled with the positive trend we are seeing in the used market, we may finally be witnessing the start of our recovery. However, significant impediments remain in our member companies’ ability to bring new, innovative and safety enhancing products to our customers. While we have seen positive steps by FAA’s leadership to improve the certification process, much work remains to be done to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by improving and emerging markets.” Business jet deliveries increased 13.1% to 294 airplanes in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period last year. Turboprop airplane deliveries also improved to 243 units from the 2011 shipment level of 220 units.The piston engine airplane segment was basically flat at 381 deliveries or a 1.6% decline compared to the first six months of 2011.

Raytheon awarded $925 million for advanced Standard Missile-3 The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company a $925 million contract for development of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile, a co-development effort between the U.S. and Japan. “As the threat continues to evolve, so does our ability to counter that threat,” said Dr. Taylor W. A2Z METALWORKER

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On track for a 2018 deployment date, the missile is the third evolution of the SM-3 family of missiles and builds on the successful legacy of the first two variants: SM-3 Block IA and SM-3 Block IB.The SM-3 program has achieved 21 successful intercepts. “The SM-3 IIA’s larger rocket motors will allow for a greater defended area, which is an important factor when it comes to protecting both the U.S. and our NATO allies,” saidWes Kremer, VP of the Air and Missile Defense Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems. SM-3 Block IA missiles are currently employed on Japan’s Kongo-class ships. Raytheon has delivered more than 130 SM-3 variants to the U.S. and Japanese navies on time and on budget.

Honda “Aggressively Americanizing” With Production Expansion USA Today reports, “Honda is aggressively Americanizing, putting US executives in charge of key North American operations and expanding production capacity here, American Honda CEO Tetsuo Iwamura emphasized in an interview.” The auto chief said “capacity is sufficient” at its Marysville, Ohio plant, but it is “being bumped up elsewhere” to bring total capacity to “1.92 million vehicles in North America in 2014, up from 1.63 million now,” meaning “95% of everything it sells in North America” will be produced there. The move helps to guard against currency fluctuations, said David Cole, chairman emeritus of the Center for Automotive Research at the University of Michigan, explaining the only way to avoid it is to “build where you sell.”


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Today, Uni-tek ships an average of nearly 27,000 parts per year, most of which are complex parts made from various alloys. They specialize in actuators, body valves, housings, backing plates, flappers, covers, gear boxes and manifolds machined from castings or out of bar stock. Uni-tek was asked to be involved in a Honeywell VMI (Vendor Management Inventory) supplier pilot program. Due to many hours of hard work with Honeywell’s VMI Development team, this new program has become a success. Now it has been implemented throughout the supplier base and is becoming a bigger part of their LTC requirement. Mike says, “We were the first supplier asked to deliver VMI parts to the Honeywell Tempe Site and to participate in a celebration of recognition of this milestone. VMI is a family of parts in which the customer provides a list of designated parts for the supplier to fully manage and support the demand requirements. Once the supplier agrees to put the designated parts on the VMI, we are subject to consumption levels for each part and to again support the program demand.” Dean says this status is akin to “Dock-To-Stock”. The partnership of Mike and Dean works well. Mike handles sales and administration responsibilities for the company. Dean is a natural at machining, and while he no longer spends the majority of his time on the shop floor, Mike says that Dean was responsible for training many of the machinists who work for the company today. Of the 58 employees, Dean and Mike estimate that more than 80% have

more than a decade of tenure with Uni-Tek. Dean’s son, Jesse, worked at Uni-Tek during his high school summer vacations and while he was studying mechanical engineering at Arizona State University. Jesse says it was always his plan to work for the family business. “Jesse’s formal training as an engineer gives him a higher level of understanding of the parts that we make,” explains Dean, “and that is very beneficial to Uni-Tek and to our customers.” Jesse is also able to provide design assistance for new products/prototypes. Uni-Tek has a number of machines in their shop, from a variety of tool builders. Beginning 4 years ago, they increased their capital investments into upgraded equipment, and their philosophy is always to purchase new equipment. Dean says, “I’ve worked with the Mori Seiki machines years ago, when I worked for other companies. I knew they were outstanding machines, and they offer some of the best performance in longevity and rigidity. What I found when I spoke to a number of machine tool dealers in the valley was that many just didn’t have the service staff and expertise they had years ago.” Dean knew he needed to invest in the best machine tool equipment, but he also had to feel comfortable that his machines would be serviced quickly and by skilled, local technicians, so he called Ellison Machinery. Ellison Machinery Company, the local distributor for Haas Automation and DMG/Mori Seiki machine tools in Arizona, has a full-time staff of 8 service technicians, with 3 specializing in DMG/ Mori Seiki products. Dean says that this helped alleviate his concern regarding service and support and enabled him to focus on the merits of the machines. This lead to his decision to purchase his first ever DMG/Mori Seiki machines, the NMV3000DCG with 34 Pallets and the NLX2500SY.

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“As we progressed through our meetings, we quickly realized that we needed to focus on reducing operations and improving processes” says Bryan Johnson of Ellison Machinery. “With the addition of the palletized NMV3000 and the NLX2500SY sub-spindle lathe we were able to dramatically reduce setup times. The investment in new technology also allowed for quicker cycle times for existing parts.”

Jesse says that the company is experiencing significant productivity improvements with their new equipment. He says, “On one part, a complex fuel housing unit, we were able to reduce the set-ups from 10 operations to 4, and we reduced the machining time by 3040%.” He continued, “This has additionally increased our capacity by more than 40%, and we are now fully capable and ready to take on new clients, particularly those in the aerospace industry, where we excel.”

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But business was booming at the chalet of defense electronics contractor Raytheon. “This is probably the busiest air show we’ve ever had,” said CEO Bill Swanson. International customers accounted for 29% of Raytheon’s bookings in 2011, and Swanson is relying on such sales to help balance what he believes will be an inflation-adjusted decline in U.S. military spending. “We see our international [sales] growing at high single digits,” he says. “If your international grows and your domestic goes down with inflation, then our company should have flat-to-slight growth.”

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New Strategies Required For Navigating FMS Market As bad as the U.S. budget picture seems, 2012 was the best year on record for the sale of U.S. weapons abroad.The administration expects to sell a whopping $51.6 billion worth of weapons overseas during fiscal 2012, soaring beyond what was a bit above a $10-billion-a-year business a decade ago. But with an increasing number of countries eyeing the same export pot, nations and companies will have to position themselves for global competitions that are growing more and more intense. Boeing now anticipates that 30% of its defense sales will come from the international market, and Lockheed Martin is aiming for 20%. With Pentagon belt-tightening underway, U.S. defense contractors were expected to keep a low profile at the Farnborough air show. A2Z METALWORKER

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Raytheon has benefitted from its position in the market, capitalizing in sales of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and electronic warfare equipment, and it is building ties abroad in key markets. “Defense exports from the EU and North America have increased dramatically in recent years toTurkey, Pakistan, Singapore, the Baltic States, the UAE, Qatar, Malaysia and Japan,” a report by PwC states. “In Saudi Arabia, the growth rate of military expenditures and the growth rate of defense spending as a percentage of GDP are the highest in the world.” Indeed, the U.S. weapons export numbers are riding high this year, in large part due to the $29.4 billion sale to Saudi Arabia of 84 Boeing F-15 aircraft amid rising tensions with Iran.

But with so many tempting deals on the horizon, U.S.-based companies are not the only ones looking beyond their borders. Swanson sees increased competition for that business—particularly from Russia and China. And close U.S. allies are warning their industrial bases to prepare to go head-to-head with more companies.

Raytheon, Rolls-Royce testing new engine Raytheon Technical Services, sister to Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems, is helping Rolls-Royce test engines for the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Tucson International Airport. It’s not every day you see a Boeing 747 jumbo jet in Tucson, much less a Rolls-Royce. Yet there it is at Tucson International Airport, a gleaming white 747 with its tail painted in the livery of aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce

PLC.The modified 747 isn’t taking on any jet-setting passengers, though. The plane is Rolls-Royce’s “flying test bed,” here as part of a project with Raytheon Technical Services to test a jet engine designed for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the aircraft maker’s fuel-efficient, nextgeneration plane. Rolls-Royce is testing its Trent 1000 engine with Raytheon at TIA, officials of Rolls-Royce and Raytheon confirmed. TheTrent 1000 is one of two engines Boeing offers on the 787; the other is the General Electric GEnx. Rolls also makes a version called the Trent XWB for the Airbus A350 XWB, rival to the Boeing 787. The Trent 1000 powered the Boeing 787 on its maiden flight in 2009 and on its first commercial flight last October, from Narita, Japan, to Hong Kong via All Nippon Airways. At the Farnborough International Airshow, Rolls-Royce unveiled the Trent 1000-TEN, an advanced version incorporating technology from the Trent XWB. Rolls says theTrent 1000-TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New technology) will boost fuel economy by up to 3 percent compared with the Trent 1000s in service today. Built mostly with lightweight composite materials, the 787 burns about 20 percent less fuel than the similarsized Boeing 767.To test the engine, it’s installed on the jumbo jet’s wing in place of one of its four regular engines, despite the Trent’s larger size.

Such test-bed planes are typically stuffed with all kinds of electronics to gather and process test data. A TIA official said the airport attracted Rolls’ engine-testing program because it had facilities immediately available that met the company’s requirements, including apron parking and ease of access. The airport also had the flexibility to accommodate Rolls’ test flight schedule, and Tucson’s year-round excellent flying weather helped, airport spokeswoman Katy Smith said. News of Rolls-Royce’s local engine-testing program comes after the company said last month it was opening a facility in Guaymas, Sonora. Rolls-Royce is setting up shop in a Guaymas industrial park owned by Tucson-based The Offshore Group to develop a supply hub for commercial jets and military aircraft around the globe. Rolls-Royce’s engine-testing project isn’t the only Dreamliner-related work going on in Tucson. Tucson-based Securaplane Technologies, which was acquired last year by Meggitt PLC, has been supplying a wireless emergency lighting system for the 787. More recently, the company has begun supplying Boeing with a “start power unit” - a kind of power inverter used to start the 787’s auxiliary power unit (onboard power supply system) - as well as a charging system for the Dreamliner’s main lithium battery. A2Z METALWORKER

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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, the pioneering rocket engine manufacturing business, has been sold by its parent company of seven years to GenCorp Inc. for $550 million. The sale of Rocketdyne to GenCorp marks the combination of two iconic California rocket companies — and longtime competitors. GenCorp also owns Aerojet, the Sacramento aerospace firm founded in 1942.

The deal is the latest chapter of consolidation in the aerospace industry, which has unfolded over the last two decades. GenCorp’s chief executive said the transaction almost doubles the size of his company.

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Lockheed Profit Rises 4% as Full-Year Forecast Increased Lockheed Martin Corp. said second-quarter profit rose 4.4 percent and raised its full-year profit forecast. Net income from continuing operations rose to $781 million, or $2.38 a share, from $748 million, or $2.16 a share, a year earlier, the company said today in a statement.The average estimate of 23 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg was for a profit of $1.91 a share. Sales increased 3.3 percent to $11.9 billion. Full-year profit will be $7.90 to $8.10 a share compared with the forecast of $7.70 to $7.90 a share made in January, the company said. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg forecast profit of $7.89 a share. Lockheed delivered “a very solid quarter with both revenues and margins exceeding our expectations,” Joel Levington, a bond analyst at Brookfield Investment Management Inc. in NewYork said in an e-mail. Robert Stevens, 60, the chairman and chief executive officer, has spearheaded an industry effort to stave off U.S. defense budget cuts of $500 billion over a decade under a process called sequestration that would come on top of $487 billion the Pentagon already plans to cut from its proposed long-term budgets over that period. Stevens has said his company may have to fire as many as 10,000 workers if the automatic budget cuts go into effect in January. Budget Uncertainty “While the threat of sequestration has created uncertainty for our industry,” Lockheed has focused on reducing costs and program execution, Stevens said. Stevens has said he plans to retire as CEO in January to be replaced by Chris Kubasik, 51, currently the president and chief operating officer. Lockheed continues to face pressures on its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter,


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increased commercial satellite deliveries, Lockheed said. Unit profit rose 7.2 percent to $282 million. Sales at the Information Systems & Global Solutions unit fell 4.1 percent to $2.3 billion. Profit at the unit, which provides information-technology services to U.S. agencies including the Pentagon, fell 2.3 percent to $208 million. Lockheed’s discontinued operations included the Pacific Architects & Engineers unit that was sold in April 2011 and Savi Technology Inc.

Nissan To Increase North American Production The Detroit Free Press reports, “Nissan is investing to substantially increase North American production of vehicles sold here, joining its Japanese competitors in efforts to build local as a hedge against the yen.” Carla Bailo, senior vice president of research and development for Nissan Americas, said that by “2015, 85% of the Nissan and Infiniti models sold in the US will be produced in North America from about 67% now.” The automaker “has a raft of investments under way in the Americas and Brazil amounting to $5.2 billion, creating 9,000 new jobs and boosting capacity by 425,000 new vehicles, 250,000 engines and 200,000 lithium ion battery packs.” A2Z METALWORKER

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Announces Successful Certification to ISO 9001/ AS9100 Revision C Through Great Western Registrar Helm Precision, celebrating its 35th year in business, is a premier machine shop, manufacturing almost exclusively parts for the aerospace industry. Their premier list of customers includes industry giants Hamilton Sundstrand and Honeywell. The company is renown for its capabilities in manufacturing gearboxes and stators. (A stator is the stationary part of a rotor system or a siren, found in an electric generator, electric motor, siren, or biological rotors.) Lee Helm founded the company in 1977, and while he remains active in the business today, Vice President Charles Corridori manages day-to-day operations. The company occupies 20,000 square feet, and it is run by a team of 48 employees, most who have many years of tenure with Helm. Paula Hedjazi, Manufacturing Engineer for the company, with 17 years of tenure, says, “With a customer base that has long been heavily aerospace, we knew years ago that to retain our customers, we would have to certify to ISO9001/ AS9100. And we did so beginning in 2004. It was after we achieved this milestone that we gained another major customer - Hamilton Sundstrand. I firmly believe we wouldn’t have landed this new customer if we hadn’t certified.” In the early years as an ISO/AS9100 certified company, Helm Precision used an out of state ISO registrar. Paula says, “It was hard to get answers from our previous supplier -- they just weren’t very responsive. We saw a different auditor every year, so it was like starting from scratch. On top of this, the audit took a long time since they sent only one person - as we were paying the cost of their travel. After 3 years with this company, I knew I had to look around for another ISO/AS9100 registrar. I called a number of machine shops in the valley, and Great Western was recommended.” She continued, “We’ve been using Great Western for the past 6 years now, and they are absolutely outstanding for a number of reasons: • They hold complimentary sessions to help new and existing customers understand the ISO and AS9100 changes. Charles and Paula attended a session and found it valuable. •They are local and therefore can send 2 auditors. Paula says this reduced the disruption inherent in an audit by half. • Great Western’s entire team is trained in ISO/AS9100.When you call Great Western’s office with a question, you will always get an answer provided by a certified auditor. Great Western is expert in their industry. • Great Western’s team of auditors has longevity with the company. While Paula couldn’t remember the names of her previous auditor, she knows the auditors she has worked with consistently through Great Western. Paula says that the biggest change for Helm Precision in their latest certification, to AS9100 Revision C, is the addition of risk management documentation. Contact GreatWestern today for a superior, knowledgeable ISO/ AS9100 registrar.They can be reached at (623) 580-1881or go to Call Helm Precision for an ISO/AS9100 Rev C for your complex aerospace requirements.They can be reached at (602) 275-2122 or go to A2Z METALWORKER

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Spacex’S Merlin 1D Engine Achieves Full Mission Duration Firing Space Exploration Te c h n o l o g i e s ( S p a c e X ) announces that its Merlin 1D engine has achieved a full mission duration firing and multiple restarts at target thrust and specific impulse (Isp). The engine firing was for 185 seconds with 147,000 pounds of thrust, the full duration and power required for a Falcon 9 rocket launch.The tests took place at SpaceX’s rocket development facility. “This is another important milestone in our efforts to push the boundaries of space technology,” said SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk. “With the Merlin 1D powering the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, SpaceX will be capable of carrying a full range of payloads to orbit.” The Merlin 1D builds on the proven technology of the Merlin engines used on the first three flights of Falcon 9, including the recent historic mission to the International Space Station. With nine Merlins on the first stage, the Falcon 9 rocket will produce nearly 1.5 million pounds of thrust in a vacuum. An enhanced design makes the Merlin 1D the most efficient booster engine ever built, with a vacuum thrust-to-weight ratio exceeding 150, while still maintaining the structural and thermal safety margins needed to carry astronauts.

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almost exclusively self-taught in his latest position. The machine shop is extremely busy.Worldwide, there are plans to renovate many churches. 12 churches were renovated last year, this year 17 have been completed, with an additional 32-34 renovations planned over the next year. With each renovation, there are a number of components that need to be produced. The machine shop employs 32, with 2 experienced CNC programmers, and 4 machinists but all 32 employees in the shop are passionate about the works of art they produce, perhaps even more than employees of other establishments, because they know that all their pieces are going to Churches around the world. The shop houses 3 CNC routers, a laser, and a waterjet. ArtCAM from Delcam was purchased first for the CNC routers. The most recent acquisition was a 5-axis machining center, which is programmed with Delcam’s PowerMILL CAM package for more complex machining. Bob was the first employee

ArtCAM’s ability to work with raster art (take a photograph and extrapolate from the photograph to do 3-D machining) ArtCAM’s ease of use in learning. Bob says he has taught a number of operators over the years to use the package, and they are capable of producing parts in about an hour. ArtCAM’s extensive capabilities for machining artistic products. Bob says, “It allows me to easily import models in many different formats.” It is really a great package for sculpting.

facilitates adding features across their line that allows them to constantly improve each suite.

When the machine shop was given a 3-D model of the lion piece, Bob said it would need 5-axis machining. The Lion piece was designed by a church member for one of the church’s training rooms and has since become an integral part of every church renovation. This was the team’s first experience with 5-axis machining and they wanted to make it right. So they decided to add Delcam’s PowerMILL 5 –Axis CAM software to their portfolio. PowerMILL’s high-speed finishing, multi-axis machining, exceptionally fast calculations and powerful toolpath editing, has helped the machine shop produce more high quality parts for the church much faster than they could of before. Bob said, “We took that Lion model and machined it, made a mold so that we could cast them, and now we cast them for all of the churches. Every church that has been renovated has at least one Lion in it.” Today, Bob says that he plans to continue using the Delcam suites of products. “The Delcam team is so knowledgeable, and they are very responsive when I run into issues with a postprocessor or have questions.Their training and support is just superior. I work closely with our local representative, Federico Libertini, and he has been very supportive. I am a true believer in Delcam.”

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The suite of Honeywell UOP technology will be used in a new integrated Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) complex. This is Honeywell UOP’s second FCC complex to be licensed by Lukoil at the Nizhny Novgorod facility. The company previously licensed the UOP FCC Process, the UOP HF Alkylation Process, the UOP Huels Selective Hydrogenation Process (SHP) and the UOP Butamer™ Process to produce gasoline and petrochemical components in 2005. The new units, expected to start up in 2015, will produce more than 1 million metric tons of gasoline blending components and more than 170,000 metric tons of propylene per year. In addition to technology licensing, Honeywell’s UOP and a number of its affiliates will provide engineering design, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, staff training and technical service for the project.

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Orders from Milestone and LCI Aviation, a London-based leasing company, have helped the commercial helicopter sector recover from the severe slump that started in 2008 as oil exploration slackened. The big four global manufacturers are pressing ahead with plans for new aircraft: Sikorsky’s main rivals—AgustaWestland, Eurocopter and the Bell unit of Textron Inc. —are developing larger new helicopters with more speed and range to reach oil platforms hundreds of miles offshore. Bob Kokorda, vice president of sales and marketing at Sikorsky, a unit of United Technologies Corp., said the faster speeds achieved by the new generation of twin-engine medium and heavy helicopters allows them to access far-flung oil facilities. Sikorsky builds 94 helicopters a year, and is looking to increase production. Milestone already had three of the 19-seat Sikorsky S-92s on order and has leased 53 aircraft to 20 operators. Earlier this year, it agreed to buy 16 Eurocopter EC225s, a deal worth $480 million at list prices. Eurocopter is a unit of European Aeronautics, Defence and Space Co. “We go where the oil is,” said Mr. Santulli in a recent interview. He said the company aims to have $1.1 billion in assets by the end of the year, with another $700 million in the pipeline. He started the company with $500 million from two private equity houses—the Jordan Company and Nautic Partners—and plans to seek more, having also recently raised $400 million in debt from a group of banks. Operators such as Bristow, Vancouver-based CHC Helicopters and Inaer-Bond are contracted by oil and gas companies to service exploration and production rigs, but the sector remains fragmented with mixed credit quality, driving more to look at renting rather than buying aircraft. That has been a boon for start-ups like Milestone and London-based LCI, an established commercial jet lessor, which moved into helicopters earlier this year with a $400 million order placed with AgustaWestland, a unit of Finmeccanica FNC.MI +1.19% SpA.

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“Robots have been doing more and more in our industry,” Richardson said. “Spirit is on the leading edge on their implementation.” When considering whether and where to use them, Spirit looks for applications that involve improving safety, ergonomics or the general working environment, he said. It also considers the ability to lower costs and win new business. The use of robots has been a key factor in Spirit’s competitiveness, Richardson said.“Automation is a big enabler,” he said. “We’ve won business largely because

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In the automobile industry, where volumes are high, robots may repeat a task 250,000 times, said NIAR executive director John Tomblin. In the aviation industry, “you really have to question yourself, is a robot needed in that type of production based purely on quantity,”Tomblin said. NIAR is looking at ways robotic applications can be used in low-volume aircraft production to solve manufacturing problems. The robot itself is a major component of a robot system and can come from a number of manufacturers.The tools on the end of the system, such as drills or paint sprayers, and the software are then customized. The robot costs between $50,000 and $100,000. But with the software system and tooling, the final cost is anywhere from three to 10 times that amount, Richardson said. “It’s a serious piece of equipment,” he said, and all the costs are weighed in deciding to incorporate a robot into the system. Spirit and the aviation industry have a lot of room to grow in automating their work. The industry is also moving to advance safety, so workers on the factory floor could work in close proximity with robots. Today, robots used in manufacturing are usually behind a gate or in a room separate from employees. Rather than replace workers, Richardson said, robots complement a skilled work force.

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Continuous Measurable Improvement Corner J. Perlow Q.A.S. An effective Product Realization Process includes “Poke Yoke” ( Fool Proofing ). An effective Product Realization Process includes “Risk Management” (identifying potential constraints and addressing them before the manufacturing process begins). These two ideas are good ones and when they become standard operating procedure in your facility, a tremendous amount on non valued added time eaten up in the Root Cause Corrective and Preventive Action will be minimized. In a rapidly expanding rural area, a car and a train collide while attempting to occupy the same space at the same time. A Corrective Action is taken to put up warning signs to alert drivers of the rail road crossing. A few months later it happens again. Another corrective action is taken and electronic warning lights are installed that flash when the train is approaching the crossing. A few months go by and another car is hit, even though the lights are flashing. Another Corrective Action is taken to install electronic bars that will drop as soon as the lights start flashing to block the road way. Problem seems to be solved until about a year later, someone makes a Foolish decision to speed up in hopes of making it past the electronic arm as it is dropping, but hits it and loses control of the car, landing it on the railroad tracks and another car is hit by the train. Maybe this has something to do with the term “Fool Proofing”. In Arizona we now have what is affectionately known as “The Stupid Motorist Law”. Drivers who cross the flash flood areas and get stuck in the racing waters, now have to pay for the cost of a rescue. Getting back to our original story of the railroad crossing, the county looks at their plans for growth in this rural area and decides to build a bridge over the crossing, there by finally “Fool Proofing” the crossing. eliminating the possibilities of train and car collisions in the future. The moment you truly begin to embrace the powerful premanufacturing phase of the Product Realization Process, the sooner you will be able to minimize all the non value activity surrounding the Root Cause and Corrective Action process. Taking the time to understand what needs to be done, besides filling your spindle time, will result in improved productivity and Customer Satisfaction. Build your bridges BEFORE you release your products and/or programs and you will minimize your disappointments and increase your profit margins too.

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Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company, announced that it has broadened its leading cross domain solutions strategy to include the government’s growing need to access classified cloud and terrestrial networks from a mobile phone or tablet device. From soldiers in theater to government executives who are teleworking, the requirements for seamless collaboration have resulted in a need to access an increasing number of disparate classified or sensitive networks simultaneously from mobile devices. “Our team is carefully watching industry developments and working with the best and most advanced technologies to ensure it continues to be the leader in providing cross domain users with the access they require, regardless of the device they use,” said Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer for RTCS. “We are developing our mobile strategy based on direct user feedback,” he said. “There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. ” To address these requirements, RTCS is introducing a secure redisplay client for its Trusted Thin Client® (TTC) system, an accredited commercial-off-the-shelf solution that provides users with secure simultaneous access to information on any number of different networks through a single connection point. This Bring Your Own GE in’ will onbeaviation deal withmobile China Device‘all solution released initially to enable access to existing TTC infrastructure from personal or agency-issued devices. Atdemo a General flight simulatoravailable. here, the visibility has been set A of thisElectric solution is currently at near zero to mimic thick rain and clouds. But a video console near the pilot a vividsecurity picture solution of nearbyasmountains precise to Using thisshows multi-level the foundation forenough its mobile allow a plane to take off or land despite the conditions. offerings, RTCS is currently developing other cross domain access technologies to address security postures ranging from TTC in the cloud The system is one of several highly valuable next-generation to agency-issued trusted mobile platforms. technologies that GE has developed — and that the company has passed also alongoffers to China part of amobility joint venture state-owned RTCS crossas domain with with TTCthe Remote Access Aviation IndustrytoCorporation of China (AVIC). Implementation enable remote authorized users to access multiple

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GE, like other companies, must weigh which technologies should be The Wall Street Journal reports according to industry officials, Boeing brought to joint ventures with China and how to protect them from and SpaceX are expected to be the main winners of the next round being stolen or misused. These decisions face virtually any executive of commercial crew contracts to develop manned spacecraft that trying to develop a presence in the country — from the most astronauts will use. Sierra Nevada is expected to win a smaller award. sophisticated technology firms, which worry about software piracy, to The article notes how the structure of awards came after a lengthy battle old-line industrial equipment makers, which have seen knockoffs of between Congress and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. An official their products pop up soon after making deals with Chinese partners. announcement is planned, which will highlight the economic benefits Under the agreement with AVIC, GE avionics will be on board a new of outsourcing development to commercial companies. Chinese commercial airliner that is likely to become a rival to aircraft produced by U.S.-based Boeing and Europe’s Airbus. The potential competition with Boeing, coming at a time when the United States


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ELFA Survey of Equipment Finance Activity Finds Overall New Business Volume Grew in 2011 New business volume grew 16.5% in the equipment finance industry in 2011, according to the 2012 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. The growth in volume surpassed the 3.9% increase reported for 2010, marking the second year of growth following a 30.3% decline in 2009 and a 2.2% decline in 2008. The SEFA, which is based on responses from 109 ELFA member companies, covers key statistical, financial and operations information for the $628 billion equipment finance industry. Survey highlights: Key findings for 2011 as reported in the 2012

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Overall new business volume grew 16.5%, a significant increase over 2010 growth of 3.9%.

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Scalers often embody a smarts-guts profile, and are typically a growthoriented business builder. She has to understand what core elements of a founder’s culture to preserve and what elements she can trade off for the purposes of scale.

Ducommun Incorporated has received a contract from Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron Inc. to produce titanium firewall and baffle assemblies for the AH-1Z Cobra – the U.S. Marine Corps’ newest attack helicopter. Ducommun AeroStructures will produce the assemblies at its Coxsackie, N.Y. facility through 2013.

Extenders are strong in the heart trait, with the pattern-recognition talents of a smarts-dominant type.They constantly ask:What business is the company really in? And then there are the Iconoclasts: An extreme (and rare) breed of game-changers and rule-breakers with an uncanny sense of purpose and strength across the HSGL spectrum.With a reach that goes beyond their own business and industry, they profoundly affect present-day and future cultures and leave behind a historical fingerprint through their creations and leadership. What I found most appealing about the book is that it showed me where I need to improve and when I’ll need help. Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck will identify the right path for any entrepreneur—from those in the early stages of a startup, to veterans scaling an established business.

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Carlyle, BC Get United Tech Division for $3.46 Billion

one of the assets on the block to help pay for Goodrich, and United Technologies said then that the sale, along with the Rocketdyne and Clipper Windpower divisions, might bring $3 billion of Goodrich’s price.

United Technologies Corp. agreed to sell its Hamilton Sundstrand industrial unit to Carlyle Group LP and BC Partners for $3.46 billion as the company raises cash to pay for aerospace supplier Goodrich Corp.

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The transaction will be financed with equity from the firms and thirdparty debt from a group of banks, London-based BC Partners and Carlyle Group said yesterday in a statement. The deal with Hartford, Connecticut-based United Technologies is expected to close in the fourth quarter, the companies said.

Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial consists of three businesses: Sundyne, a maker of high-speed pumps and compressors used in oil and gas applications and chemical/industrial infrastructure; pump-maker Milton Roy; and Sullair, which produces compressors used to power air-driven industrial equipment and tools.

Chief Executive Officer Louis Chenevert is now a step closer to completing his fundraising for the $16.5 billion Goodrich purchase announced last year.

“While these are strong, profitable companies with solid customers and continued promising outlooks, they are not part of UTC’s core of aerospace and building systems,” Chenevert said in a statement. Raymond Svider, co-chairman of BC Partners, called Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial a “a world-class platform.”

“That’s an attractive sale for United Technologies,” Richard Whittington, a Drexel Hamilton LLC analyst in New York, said in an interview. “It will go a way to helping them balance the debt that they had to take on.” United Technologies raised $9.8 billion in May in the largest U.S. corporate bond offering in more than three years to help pay for Goodrich, an acquisition that will let Chenevert add the biggest maker of aircraft landing gear to brands that include Pratt & Whitney jet engines and Sikorsky helicopters. Executives identified Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial in March as


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The unit’s order backlog was $5.4 billion at the end of 2011, of which $2.8 billion would be realized as sales in 2012, United Technologies said in its annual filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Feb. 9. ‘Big Nugget’ Whittington, who rates United Technologies as a buy, said Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial was “the big nugget” of Chenevert’s planned

asset sales. Along with United Technologies’ bond offering, “this should easily satisfy Wall Street concerns that they would be able to adequately capitalize the new enterprise,” Whittington said. Rocketdyne, whose boosters propelled the first American into Earth orbit and the first moon landing, was sold on July 23 to GenCorp Inc. for $550 million. United Technologies rose 0.9 percent to $72.61 at the close yesterday in New York, leaving the shares down 0.7 percent this year. The stock has slumped 4.5 percent since Sept. 20, a day before the Goodrich purchase was announced, trailing an 11 percent gain for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Carlyle, BC Carlyle, the Washington-based firm that oversees more than $159 billion, will make the Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial investment from its fifth flagship buyout fund, Carlyle Partners V. The fund began investing in 2007 with $13.7 billion and had a net internal rate of return of 10 percent as of March 31, according to Carlyle. Its other investments include BankUnited Inc., HD Supply Inc. and Syniverse Technologies Ltd. It has been involved in two of the year’s largest leveraged buyouts. Last month, BC Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board agreed

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U.S. Senate panel approves defense bill with biofuels funds A U.S. Senate subcommittee approved legislation that continues funding for the Pentagon’s use of biofuels, a senator said, in a move pushing back against critics trying to limit outlays on programs such as the Navy’s “Great Green Fleet.” Some biofuels funding was included in a $604 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2013 passed by the Senate’s defense appropriations subcommittee, the panel’s chairman, Democratic Senator Daniel Inouye, told reporters. Critics say that at a time when the U.S. military faces significant cuts, there is no room for Pentagon spending on testing expensive biofuels even if -- as the Obama administration says -- the goal is to curb reliance on foreign oil. In the recent “Green Fleet” exercise, a group of U.S. warships and fighter jets burned an expensive blend of biofuels and petroleum. The Navy paid over $26 per gallon for biofuel made from renewable sources like algae and chicken fat.


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Boeing machining Lifts Forecast as go Jet unfilled Deliveries Fuel Skilled jobs Profit despite high jobless rate Boeing Co. rose the most in about a month after boosting its Cory Baltazar, operations manager for Owens Precision of Carson City, forecast for the second time this year amid increasing deliveries of says that finding a qualified computer-numeric controlled machine commercial and military jets. operator can take months. He’s not alone in his frustrations. Filling skilled positions is a growing problem at machine and fabrication shops Second-quarter profit of $1.27 a share topped the $1.13 average of throughout the region. Machine shops in both regions are hard-pressed estimates from analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, marking the 20th to fill openings for welders, fabricators and CNC operators, as well as time in the seven years since Jim McNerney became chief executive engineers and programmers, despite July unemployment rates of 12.5 officer that Boeing beat projections. percent in Carson City and 13 percent in Reno-Sparks. Sales jumped 21 percent to $20 billion after the planemaker delivered “There is a lot of general labor, but they usually are coming out of 150 airliners in the quarter, up from 118 a year earlier. Boeing has construction,” Baltazar says. “Those positions I can fill without a been cutting jobs at its defense unit while hiring for its commercial problem, but any kind of skilled machinist position or supervisory jet division, which is boosting output more than 60 percent in four position takes a long time to fill. It usually will be an accident if I get years through 2014. somebody.” “A performance like this had generally been expected for Boeing Manufacturing companies in the state have shed approximately 10,000 Commercial Airplanes, given the lack of known issues on the aircraft jobs the past few years, says the Nevada Manufacturers Association. But programs this quarter,” wrote Robert Stallard, an analyst with RBC many of those jobs were for general production workers who lacked Capital Markets in London. “Where Boeing has arguably beaten is on the technical knowledge needed to perform more complicated work. defense though, where expectations have been understandably low.” “If you need someone with 10 years experience, a lot of people drop The defense “a difficult environment” lift off,” Baltazar unit says.overcame “If someone were to market move into Carson Citytoand sales 6.6 percent to $8.19 billion, aided by Saudi Arabia’s purchase need 25 machinists, they would have to bring the people with them; of F-15 fighter jets, Chicago-based Boeing said. Segment profit they are just not out there. It is a dwindling workforce.” Jeff Lawrence, declined 6.3 percent to $748 million because of an inventory charge operations manager for the northern Nevada division of Nevada

on the A160 Hummingbird helicopter drone and lower earnings Industry Excellence, which helps manufacturing companies in the in the United Launch Alliance space joint venture with Lockheed state streamline their processes, says managers of companies in the Martin Corp. Silver State formerly could bring on unskilled labor and teach them the basics of assembly Commercial Jets and production. However, Lawrence says, those same companies now require an employee base with a higher level of technical skills, from machinists millwrights on to the$11.8 production Sales at the commercial-jet unit and surged 34 percent billion floor through engineering maintenance personnel. as Boeing delivered more and of its most profitable planes, the 777 and 737. Airlines pay about 40 percent of the price for a new jet upon “The skills level in manufacturing definitely increased, and delivery. Profit jumped 32 percent tohas $1.21 billion, helped by lower employee skills haven’t matched that increased level,” Lawrence says. research and development costs as work wound down on the new 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 jumbo jet. “Everything takes a higher level skills because it is almost all computer programmed.” Nevada College Truckee Companywide net incomeWestern gained 2.8 percent to $967and million. Meadows Community College both have training programs to train manufacturing and Boeing’s fabrication workers, and forecast each school also McNerney raised full-year profit (BA) to works $4.40 with area companies to tailor its training programs to meet the to $4.60 a share, 25 cents higher than his April prediction. needs That’s of regional still lower businesses. than $5.34 a share in 2011, amid pressure from rising

pension falling U.S.of defense and smaller margins Jim New,costs, associate dean applied spending technologies at TMCC, says on two new models. the manufacturing technologies program includes instruction in machining, welding and production systems, as well as in The stock rose 2.6 percent $73.88 atEach 1:27semester p.m. in at New York, supporting programs such astodrafting. TMCC after a 3.4 percent gain that was the largest intraday since June 29. about 20 to 25 students enroll in the machining program. About Boeing previouslyemployed dropped production 1.8 percentworkers this year.hoping to upgrade half are currently their knowledge and skills to land higher-paying or less menial The company saidTMCC it still expects to years deliveralso 70 to 85 of thesome wide-body jobs, New says. in recent retooled of its 787 and 747-8 aircraft this year, split about evenly between the two training programs to reflect regional economic trends. TMCC new models, even after handing over only aboutthrough a third its of welding that goal used to run several hundred students per year so far. Both planes were years late in entering service after program, New says. The program once focused on the needs Boeing of the

struggled with redesigns andgeared production processes. construction industry, and but new nowmaterials it’s more to manufacturing andFixes incorporates more CNC technology. Both TMCC and Western 787 Nevada College offer certificate and associate degrees in their applied Boeing is stillprograms. working on 56 787s that rolled off the assembly line technology incomplete or before the plane was certified and need fixes, Chief David Steiger, director of said economic development and analysts. continuing Financial Officer Greg Smith on a conference call with education at WNC, says students who complete the 60-unit associate degreetwo-thirds path haveofa this well-rounded skill set familiarity CNC About year’s deliveries willand come from thatwith batch equipment. However, Baltazar Precision says, itThere still takes and the rest will be fresh from of theOwens factory, he repeated. has a great deal of hands-on training to master the intricacies of complex CNC been “significant improvement” recently in the condition of newly equipment. CNC machines use computer programs to automatically built 787s, he said. perform a variety of milling processes, such as laser, plasma and waterjet cutting, bending, gluing10 or of picking and placing. Manufacturing Boeing is onand track to assemble the composite-plastic 787s a companies in the Truckee Meadows and Carson City make anything from month by the end of 2013, McNerney said on the call. The company screws and engine parts to intricate aircraft equipment. Companies is addressing problems building the aft fuselage at a plant in Southsuch as Owenswhich Precision also perform contract Carolina, McNerney referred to as amanufacturing “hot spot,” as for wella diverse as a customer base. couple of other areas in the supply chain. Increasing automation of the ways these products are made has led to “I don’t think it’s a show stopper in terms of getting to rate, but it is shortages of skilled workers, Steiger says. “There are large number of something we’re focused on,” he said. manufacturing firms in Carson City, and CNC is technology is becoming more and more prevalent. In the past there have been a lot of manual Total jet deliveries will rise to 585 to 600 this year, Boeing repeated. machinists, but it has become common that machine processes are That may help the U.S. planemaker reclaim the top spot in commercial controlled by CNC.There are some very good machinists that have been production lost to European rival Airbus SAS in 2003. Boeing lifted its in the trade for a long time that may not have that experience.” sales forecast by $1.5 billion, to a range of $79.5 billion to $81.5 billion. TMCC’s NewBacklog says that despite being slightly behind the needs of regional Commercial employers, training programs are crucial for the success of the state’s manufacturing “If we didn’t have4,000 training would The commercialcompanies. backlog declined to about jetsprograms valued atwe $302

billion the end June, from to $308 in March, Boeing rely at entirely onofthe industry trainbillion everyone on theafter job, which booked just 28 orders in the period. is very expensive for them,” he says. “It is much more beneficial for the community to train these people almost on speculation Thethat company orders at the air show the jobsannounced will come. 228 “Clearly there are Farnborough openings out there; it is justLondon a matterearlier of getting people tomore understand thattimes the training outside this month, than four as many opportunities as well.” last year’s exhibition in Paris. as Airbus, whichare hadhere dominated TheB/E new 737 Max model thatAwards Boeing plansDynomax for 2017 is driving orders Aerospace this year, and lower introductory pricing -- as well as pressure on Aerospace Contract For Airbus A380 prices for the current version of the single-aisle plane -- is included Boeing 777 Seat Components in And the forecast, Smith said. DynomaxWants Inc., a leader in value-added engineeringSpent and contract Airbus To Double Amount On manufacturing, announced recently that its aerospace operations has USbeen Suppliers awarded a three-year contract by B/E Aerospace. Under the

agreement, Dynomax will provide highprecision machined metal Thecomponents AP reportsfor Airbus it plans double the $12 it now first “said class seats on to certain Airbus A380billion and Boeing 777 aircraft. a custom kitted solution that includes spends with USDynomax suppliersoffered amid strong airplane sales, explaining that the design and building of custom recyclable shipping containers the company has a backlog that is ‘disturbingly healthy.’” Airbus with specialty compartments and shelving. America Chairman Allan McArtor made the statement as he “was in Wichita with US Sen. Jerry Moran to host the first Air Capital B/E Aerospace selected Dynomax because of its ability to deliver Supplier Summit.” custom solutions. “We are honored to be a value-added supplier of B/E Aerospace,” stated Dr. Richard Zic, Dynomax founder and CEO. TheByarticle notes thisstrict eventISO “comes just months after Airbus’ biggest adhering to its 9001:2008/AS9100 quality standards, competitor, announced it planned to closewhich its defense plant Dynomax Boeing, is providing “dock-to-stock” capability will allow in Wichita by the end of 2013.” Another supplier summit is planned the containers to go directly to B/E’s production area. The multibecause of the interest already year contract is extendable by shown. one year.

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“In general, I think reductions in the last downturn were focused on ‘capacity’ and capital investments, not people, and what they learned was that the focus should have been on ‘capabilities’ and skills instead,” Grundman said. “Compared to finding a good systems engineer, it’s comparatively easy to build a factory, an insight I’m not sure was so widely shared 20 years ago as it is today.” The last downturn demonstrated that early buyouts and other moves to reduce employee rolls can leave a glaring hole at the top of the talent ladder, said Richard Aboulafia, an analyst with the Teal Group. “People who can get jobs elsewhere leave,” he said. “The less talented and less aggressive stay behind.” Double-Dip Talent Recession Demographics also are working against the industry. As a group, defense employees are aging rapidly, and the pipeline to bring in new talent is providing only a trickle of capable candidates. “We’re looking at the same demographics



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that all of aerospace is looking at,” Boeing Defense Systems CEO Dennis Muilenburg said. “Perhaps half of our top technical and manufacturing workforce will be eligible to retire in the next five to 10 years.We’ve got to get out ahead of that curve.” Boeing, however, has an advantage shared by few of the other top defense contractors: The company’s commercial side is growing just as defense slows. “Boeing will have a strong competitive advantage because of their ability to keep people within the company and move them to commercial operations,” said Byron Callan, an analyst with Capital Alpha Partners. “Other defense primes won’t have that option” Muilenburg said that many of the early cuts he’s had to make in defense have been picked up by the company’s commercial expansion in South Carolina. “I’ve come down from 69,000 to 61,000 people on the defense side of the company,” he said. “Most of those people are now


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“Business has got to get their ass off the sideline and get on the field,” he said. “We cannot sit and complain about this issue unless we’re engaged.”

But Boeing, like every defense contractor, is facing the same weak flow of incoming talent that makes replacement of retiring employees so difficult.

U . S . N av y Aw a r d s G D $16 Million for Nuclear Submarine Services

Swanson, who has been active in a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives to increase interest among students and boost the talent pool, said he is very concerned about the problem.

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $16.3 million contract to perform nuclear-maintenance work for submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.

“Let me put it in perspective, and I’ll deal with it in math,” he said. “17.4 percent of students that go into the program, both have the aptitude and the desire. That’s the population that we work with. Of that population, they now go into STEM, and 60 percent, at least on the engineering side, drop out. That yields us 60,000 to 70,000 graduates on a yearly basis.”

Under the contract, Electric Boat will continue to operate the Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department (NRMD) at the submarine base. The company will provide project management, planning, training and radiological-control services to support maintenance, modernization and repairs. A core group of approximately 25 Electric Boat employees are assigned to the NRMD, with surge groups of up to 100 shipyard employees assigned for short periods.

Swanson said that defense companies can be doing more to fight the problem.


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Northrop Grumman Participates in Test of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Weapon System The Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) demonstration satellites participated in a test of the next generation of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system, designated FTM-16 E2a, when a Standard Missile-3 Block 1B interceptor successfully engaged a short-range ballistic missile target earlier this year. Northrop Grumman Corporation, as the prime contractor, and Raytheon Company, as the infrared sensor payload provider, built the two STSS demonstrator satellites and ground station for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Two STSS-specific goals for the Aegis BMD exercise were met: The pair of satellites collected tracking data that were used by the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) in real time to form a stereo track, and Simulation of an Aegis Remote Engagement Authorized (REA) interceptor launch based on the STSS stereo track that was routed to the Aegis 3.6.1 simulation lab. “For the fourth time, the STSS demonstration satellites confirmed their ability to deliver accurate tracking data sufficient to launch an interceptor from an Aegis destroyer,” said David Bloodgood, STSS program manager for Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector in Redondo Beach, Calif. The exercise demonstrated fire control elements of Aegis BMD 4.0.1, A2Z METALWORKER

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Hawker Beechcraft Makes Progress On Hawker 400XPR Program The Wichita (KS) Business Journal reports Hawker Beechcraft Corp. announced that it “is installing the first avionics upgrade as part of its Hawker 400XPR program. A Hawker service center in Atlanta is installing a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics system in the plane, which is going to an unidentified customer. The avionics upgrade is the first portion of the 400XPR program to be certified” by the FAA.


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Hamilton Sundstrand awarded a multiyear Overhaul & Repair contract from U.S. Army for BLACK HAWK helicopter T700 fuel controls Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, was recently awarded a multi-year Overhaul & Repair contract from the U.S. Army for BLACK HAWK helicopter T700 fuel controls, with initial delivery orders starting in 2012 and covering a period of performance through 2017. “Hamilton Sundstrand is pleased to be selected to provide maintenance support for its systems on the BLACK HAWK and to build upon its long-standing relationship with the U.S. Army,” said Jim Patrick, Hamilton Sundstrand Customer Service vice president and general manager. “This selection illustrates the value proposition offered by our OEM Repair Center network.” The contract is estimated to be worth $46 million over the life of the program. Hamilton Sundstrand’s Engine & Control Systems (E&CS) business provides complete jet engine controls.

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Tornquist Machinery ___ 602-470-0334 TSM Machinery ______ 602-233-3757 Boring Mills CNC Drill/ Tapping Machines Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Haas Factory Outlet_____480-968-5877 CNC Mills Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Adams Machinery _____480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Arizona CNC Equip ____480-615-6353 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 CNC Machinery Sales ___602-244-1507 Savage Machine Tools __ 480-275-8630 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Tornquist Machinery ___ 602-470-0334 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 CNC Punching Centers Ganesh Machinery ____888-542-6374 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Haas Factory Outlet ___ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach _ 505-345-8389 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Mesa Mach Sales _____ 480-545-0275 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 CNC Swiss Turn Machines Makino _________ 602-228-0347 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 Ganesh Machinery ____888-542-6374 North-South Machinery _ 602-391-4696 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-275-8630 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Tornos USA _______ 951-695-0342 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 Tornquist Machinery __ 602-470-0334 Muratec _________ 949-466-8255 TSM Machinery _____ 602-233-3757 North-South Machinery __602-391-4696 CNC Lathes Tornos USA ________951-695-0342 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Tornquist Machinery ___ 602-470-0334 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 EDM D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 EDM Machines Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Ganesh Machinery______888-542-6374 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 Magnum Precision Mach _ 505-345-8389 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Muratec __________949-466-8255 Makino __________ 602-228-0347 Savage Machine Tools __ 480-275-8630 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220


Patrick Ellison


T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281


T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

Patrick Ellison

Patrick Ellison


T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281


T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

Patrick Ellison

F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281


1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281

Patrick Ellison


T 480.968.5335

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281


T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

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North-South Machinery __602-391-4696 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-275-8630 TSM Machinery ______602-233-3757 EDM Filtration Desert EDM Sales _____480-816-6300 Ebbco Inc _________800-809-3901 EDM: Dielectric Systems/ Filtration Ebbco Inc_________800-809-3901 Extractors Crozier Machine Tool __ 310-329-3187 Gauging Equipment Osborn Products_____ 623-587-0335 Gear Machinery CNC Machinery Sales ___602-244-1507 ELECTRICAL Equip Hookup & Disconnect Geiger Electric Co _____623-773-1787 Lighting Geiger Electric Co _____623-773-1787 Relocation: Electrical Geiger Electric Co _____623-773-1787 Service Upgrades Geiger Electric Co _____623-773-1787 ENGRAVING MACHINES Innovative Cutting Systems__480-557-7999 GRINDING Grinding Filtration Ebbco Inc _________800-809-3901 Grinding Machines ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip ___ 480-615-6353 DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339

Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 North-South Machinery _ 602-391-4696 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-275-8630 Tornquist Machinery __ 602-470-0334 Grinding Machines, OD/ID Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Haas Factory Outlet __ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-275-8630 Grinding Machines, Rotary Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Grinding Machines, Rotary Aircraft Brake DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Grinding Machines, Tool Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Tornquist Machinery __ 602-470-0334 Grinding Machines, Tool Punch & Die DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Honing Machines Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Magnetic Drills/Cutters ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730



Office (623) 773-1787 Fax (623) 773-9882

8622 N. 78th Avenue Peoria, Arizona 85345

High Performance Garnet Abrasives

Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager

Phone: 951.324.3221 Cell:


Orders: 800.741.7756

E-mail: Six Warren Street | Glens Falls, NY 12801 |

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



Manual Lathes & Mills ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 CNC Machinery Sales __ 602-244-1507 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Ganesh Machinery ____888-542-6374 Haas Factory Outlet __ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 S. L. Fusco, Inc. _____ 480-753-5000 TSM Machinery _____ 602-233-3757 Sawing Machines ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 ___ 800-240-2932 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Jorgenson Machine Co. __ 800-952-0151 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-275-8630 Wayco Sales Inc _____ 562-927-3469 Saw Replacement Parts ___ 800-240-2932

hols Saw & Supply ___602-278-3918 Echols Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Wayco Sales Inc _____ 562-927-3469 Specialty Routers Crozier Machine Tool __ 310-329-3187 Speed Lathes Crozier Machine Tool __ 310-329-3187 Tapping Machines ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Ultrasonic Cleaning Machines Larry Arroues & Assoc _ 602-938-0603 NEW MACH FABRICATION CO2/Fiber Lasers Innovative Cutting Systems 480-557-7999 CNC Punching Centers ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Gantry Systems, CNC ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Iron Workers ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300

Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 Jorgenson Machine Co. __ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutting/Proc. Center ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Muratec _________ 949-466-8255 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Laser Marking Machines Innovative Cutting Systems _480-557-7999 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Muratec _________ 949-466-8255 Pipe & Tube Benders/ Notchers ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Plate Roll Jorgenson Machine Co. __ 800-952-0151 Press Brakes ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Jorgenson Machine Co. __ 800-952-0151 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Punch Presses Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711

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

Shearing Machines ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Jorgenson Machine Co. __ 800-952-0151 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales ___ 602-368-8542 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Turret Press Muratec _________ 949-466-8255 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 WaterJet Cutting Systems Flow International ____ 480-830-0431 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Jorgenson Machine Co. __ 800-952-0151 North-South Machinery _ 602-391-4696 Omax Corp. ________ 800-838-0343 Waterjet Accessories Barton International __ 800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 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

602-470-0334 A2Z METALWORKER

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

526 E Juanita Ave Suite 8 Mesa, AZ 85204


Tollfree: 866-319-3719 Office:480-214-3719 Fax: 480-214-3954


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 Fire Suppression Systems Firetrace Intl _______ 480-607-1218 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 ___ 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 _______ 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 Chemicals: Ultrasonic Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 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

MAGNUM PRECISION MACHINES, INC. DAVID MORENO BUSINESS: 915-856-7900 FAX: 915-857-4700 CELL: 915-892-0797

12025 ROJAS DR. SUITE A EL PASO, TX. 79936



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



CERTIFIED BY DNV 1509001:2008_




Kevin Randall

Outside Sales Representative

AS9120:2002 -

Innovative Tool Sales Manufacturers Representatives

Rick Berry President

755 East Debra Lane Anaheim, CA 92805

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

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 CompressedAir Piping Systems Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267

Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Total Coolant Systems Blaser______________801-722-4095 DCM Tech _________800-533-5339 Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 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 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 Muratec _________ 949-466-8255 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 Global EDM Supply ____480-836-8330 Qualichem Inc _______480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _____800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300

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

Distributor of Pro Ultrasonics High performance ultrasonic cleaning equipment.

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 Fire Extinguishing Systems Firetrace Intl _______ 480-607-1218 Gaskets State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders Midaco Corporation ____ 847-593-8420 Laser Accessories Canyon State Oil _____800-894-7773 Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil _____800-894-7773 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

Automatic Barfeeds Of All Types A2Z METALWORKER

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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  

3 47 5 S y m m e s R o a d Hamilton, OH 45016 9830 Norwalk Blvd Suite 155 S a n t a F e S p r i n g s , C A 9 0 670 ph 888.282.3292 fax 513.860.6516

Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 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

Mobile: 480‐320‐0308 

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 Production Tool Co _______800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc _________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ________800-367-9966 Resolvers Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil ________800-894-7773 Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Qualichem, Inc _________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ________800-367-9966 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Solvents:Hand Wipe Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 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


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Spindles Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Setco Spindles & Slides_____ 866-362-0699 Stainless Weld Discoloration Removal Larry Arroues & Assoc __ 602-938-0603 Steel Service Center Ryerson ____________ 602-455-3374 Vacuum Pumps &Workholding Airtek _____________ 480-966-5267 Industrial Workholding ____714--935-9686 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Production Tool Co _______ 800-266-3253 Vises and Vise Jaws 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 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

Bar / Plate 24 Hour Delivery

Delivering Alloy Solutions to the World.

Nickel Cobalt. Titanium. Stainless. Patricia Negoro 800.337.3766 x 148 Santa Fe Springs, CA

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 480-784-1600 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 Metals888-282-3292 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


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Consolidated Resources Inc. 623-931-5009 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 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 ________

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VP/General Manager

Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 Supra Alloys, Inc _____ 805-388-2138 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865

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 Helical Solutions _____866-543-5422 Horizon Carbide ______480-968-0957 Micro 100 _________480-495-1454 Sandvik Coromant ____480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____602-628-4242 Cutting Tools: Custom Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Horizon Carbide ______480-968-0957 Drills Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment _602-455-8904 Sandvik Coromant ____480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____602-628-4242 Seco Tools Inc _______248-528-5960

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 End Mills Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422


Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242

30 Years Experience

Rob Schwister

Relationship Manager 480.905.2407

MIKE SMITH 602-397-4008

Form Tools B & T Tool & Engineering 602-267-1481 Sandvik Coromant ____480-233-0997 480-233-0997 Software, Inv. Control Arizona Machine Tool Service, AMTS ____ 602-628-4242 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Sandvik Coromant Opening a new chapter in my life, after 30 years, 22 in Arizona as Machinery Sales Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 SecoEngineer, Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 Co. Senior Service servicing Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Hardinge, Okamoto, and many others, CNC and Manual Machine Tools, I will continue to provide service Software, NC Programming METAL DISTRIBUTORS Inserts, Indexable and repair to Arizona, Thank you Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Mike Smith Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 PALLET SYSTEMS Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Manual & Automatic Pallet Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Systems Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 Midaco Corporation ____ 847-593-8420 Inserts, PCD/CBN Manual Lift Off Pallet Software, Servicing Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Systems DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Midaco Corporation ____ 847-593-8420 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Loose Abrasive Grains Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Manual Rotory Pallet S. L. Fusco, Inc. _____ 480-753-5000 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 Systems Reamers & Drills, PCD Tooling Systems Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Midaco Corporation ____ 847-593-8420 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 ROBOTICS Thread Mills REPAIR/DESIGN Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Robotic Part Loading Systems Bar Feeder Repair Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Midaco Corporation ____ 847-593-8420 Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 PROG. SYSTEMS Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Machine Tool Design/ CAD/CAM Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Engineering Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Tooling Columns DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Tooling Systems Machine Tool Rebuilding Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Feature Cam _______602-502-9654 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 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 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 Machinery Moving Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 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


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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 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 Setco-Pope Spindles ____ 866-362-0699 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 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 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 A2Z METALWORKER


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 DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech __ 623-780-4137 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust ____ 480-905-2407

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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 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 DDi (Solidworks) _____602-241-0900 Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Jet Products ________623-869-6749 Quality Advisory Services __ 602-910-1510 Services: UT/ Network Support Shop Floor Automations___ 877-611-5825 Software: Continuous 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 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

BENDING May Foundry & Machine __801-531-8931 Advanced Metal Sales____623-434-8343 Sales Castings: Production Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 AATC_____________602-268-1467 BONDING May Foundry & Machine __801-531-8931 Castings: Repair BRAZING Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 CLEANING A2Z Sandblasting ______ 602-716-5566 Brazing: Vacuum COATING Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 Accuwright Industries ____ 480-892-9595 BROACHING Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Bolt’s Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Ayers Gear & Mach ______ 623-934-6913 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 CARBURIZING LA Specialties _________602-269-7612 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 Louie's Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 CASTINGS AATC______________602-268-1467 Perma-Finish ________ 602-278-1733 May Foundry & Machine __ 801-531-8931 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 Castings: Prototype AATC______________602-268-1467 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878

Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648 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 METCO Metal Finishing ____ 602-276-4120 LA Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090


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Precision Industrial Painting _602-256-0260 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 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 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 P Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 CUTTING Advanced Metal Sales Sales___ 623-434-8343 ____800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ____ 602-278-3918 Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 The Metal Man _______ 800-448-9448 Bandsaw Cutting ____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

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EDM Te 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 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Hawkeye Precision _____ 480-926-8642 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 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


Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

Your Manufacturing Solutions Partner

Precision CNC Machining

Geno Forman

President Tel: 602.454.7385 Fax: 602.454.7389 Cell: 480.710.8420 Email:

Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly

3342 E. Wier Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040 NADCAP Approved Facility


3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777





Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777





Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777




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 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

Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Fabrication: Custom Metal Arrow Sheet Metal ______ 303-427-6419 CygnetStamping & Fab ____818-240-7574 Dungeon Delights ____ 480-215-2461 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 State Seal Company _____ 602-437-1532 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 Fabrication: 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 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

Craig Roth APMI______________480-668-0024 President/C.O.O. Arrow Sheet Metal _______303-427-6419 Spring & Manufacturing480-833-5538 Co.,Inc. Bell Steel___________ A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly East Wier Avenue Capital Stainless _____3325 480-967-0016 Phoenix, Arizona 85040 CygnetStamping & Fab ____ 818-240-7574 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Craig Roth Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 President/C.O.O. Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. New HopeManufacturing Machine Facility _____ 520-825-7830 A Complete for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix Metalcraft ____602-279-4810 Phoenix, Arizona 85040 (602)243-4329 Precision Metalworks __ Phone: 602-455-9575 Cell: (602)370-5777 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









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Precision Die Cutting

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 METCO Metal Finishing ____602-276-4120 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 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 METCO Metal Finishing ___ 602-276-4120 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

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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 FORGINGS R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Forgings: Titanium R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 FOUNDRY JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 May Foundry & Machine _ 801-531-8931 Lindel Engineering _____ 520-792-3160 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 GEAR CUTTING Action Machine _______602-233-0883 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Apache Gear, Inc ______ 623-934-7144 Powill Manufacturing ____ 623-780-4100 Ayers Gear & Machine ___ 623-934-6913 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding ___ 800-662-0126 GLASS BEAD A2Z Sandblasting ______ 602-716-5566 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 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

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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 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/ Aerospace Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 HeatTreating/ISO9001/AS9100 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 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 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

Industrial Sealings Cupps Ind Supply ______ 602-269-2301

State Seal Company ____602-437-1532

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Packing Cupps Ind Supply ______ 602-269-2301

State Seal Company ____602-437-1532

INSPECTION Calibration Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Washington Calibration ___ 480-820-0506 Inspection, First Article Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Datum Inspection ______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol ____ 480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Datum Inspection ______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol ____ 480-626-8131 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services (NDT) Jet Processing ______623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray Aero. Testing _____602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868


Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 ISO Consultant BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc _________623-939-4412 Quality Advisory Services __ 602-910-1510 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc _________623-939-4412 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Great Western Registrar ____623-580-1881 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 ISO Registrar Great Western Registrar ____623-580-1881 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Liquid Penetrant Certified Inspection Service _602-267-0661 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 Semiray ____________ 602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 MAG Particle Certified Inspection Service __ 602-267-066 Jet Products____ ______623-869-6749 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Process Improvement/ Audit BMSC_____________480-445-9400

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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 Hawkeye Precision _____ 480-926-8642 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 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 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


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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 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 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 Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002 B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 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 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 Hawkeye Precision ______480-926-8642 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 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


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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 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 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 Morsch Machine_______ 480-961-7673 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 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 A2Z METALWORKER

Tri-Matrix ________ 480-844-0165 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Tri Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Arizona Wire & Tool______480-813-1002 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 WC Machine & Tool ______480-507-4620 AzMark _________ 480-926-8969 Weiser/Mile High Precision __303-280-2778 Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 Wire-Tech _________ 480-966-1591 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 Wolf Precision Tool ______951-296-3505 Cassavant Machining __602-437-4005 Machining: Prototype Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 A A T C _____________602-268-1467 Continental Machining __800-777-2483 Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Evans Precision Mach’g _623-581-6200 Adams Mfg & Eng______ 623-486-2019 Foresight Technologies ____480-967-0080 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Gilbert Precision Machine __480-892-4730 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Glover Precision , Inc. _____480-464-0150 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 Hawkeye Precision ____480-926-8642 Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 HK Machining _______602-278-6704 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 JB’s Precision_______623-581-9088 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 JD Ellen LLC ______ 623-587--0253 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Evans Precision _____ 623-581-6200 Jet Products _______ 623-869-6749 JRT Hunt ___________480-968-5928 Exactitude Precision _____ 602-316-6957 JWB Manufacturing______480-967-4600 Foresight Technologies ____ 480-967-0080 LAYKE, Inc. ________602-272-2654 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 Lindel Engineering ______520-792-3160 Glover Precision, Inc. ___ 480-464-0150 Lynch Brothers Mfg______602-267-7575 Hawkeye Precision ______ 480-926-8642 Matrix Machine _____ 480-966-4451 Infinisys __________ 602-276-2276 Micropulse West _______480-966-2300 Jan’s Inc. ___________ 480-833-7305 Micro-Tronics, Inc ____602-437-8995 Jemelco, Inc. ________ 480-804-9541 Metalcraft Inc. ________480-967-4889 JD Ellen LLC _______623-587--0253 Morsch Machine _______ 480-961-7673 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 Nelson Engineering ___ 602-273-7114 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Osborn Products _______623-587-0335 L&W Machine Co _____ 602-323-2560 PGI ______________505-884-5782 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8845 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Powill Mfg __________ 623-780-4100 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Pro Precision _________602-353-0022 PGI_______________505-884-5782 Profiles Tool & Engineering _ 480-894-1008 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8845 Quality Mold _______ 480-892-5480 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-00220 R&D Specialty Manco ____602-278-7700 R&D Specialty Manco ____602-278-7700 RMSS______________623-780-5904 Satowfi ____________480-374-5706 RMSS __________ 623-780-5904 Service & Sales _____ 480-968-9084 St. Vrain Manufacturing ___ 303-702-1529 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Stellar Machining & Fab 480-961-3075 St. Vrain Manufacturing ___ 303-702-1529 Stewart Manufacturing ___ 623-582-2261 Stewart Manufacturing ___ 623-582-2261 SwissTech Tooling & MFg.___480-998-2005 Sun Tech _________ 480-921-1665 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg.__ _480-998-2005 Tri-Matrix __________ 480-844-0165 Systems 3 __________480-894-2581 Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601 Tolleson Steel ______ 623-936-3325 Val-Tech Mfg _________ 480-966-7376 Toolcraft of Phoenix __ 623-435-5405 Wintech _________ 602-437-9001 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 Wire-Tech _________ 480-966-1591

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Machining: Quick Turn HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 Jemelco, Inc. ________ 480-804-9541 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8845 RMSS______________623-780-5904 Tooling Molds West ______ 480-921-9939 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC _____ 480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works ______ 480-926-4171 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 AMT-America _________602-443-1403 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 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 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 Hawkeye Precision ____ 480-926-8642 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 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8845 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 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

Molds: Plastic Injection Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Molds: Rubber Toolcraft of Phoenix ___623-435-5405 Molds: Steel ell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Howell Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Glover Precision, Inc. ___ 480-464-0150 PAINTING Group Manufacturing Serv _480-966-3952 AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 PMBC ___________ 602-431-8131 PVB Fabrications ____ 520-623-3529 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Stewart Manufacturing ___ 623-582-2261 Jet Processing ______623-869-6749 x117 Scriven Precision ______ 480-961-9775 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Manufacturing: Electrode Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 Abrasive Blasting Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Mfg: PhotoChemical AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Etching Fabrication Painting& Blast Booths Turnkey Product Services AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Phosphate METAL FORMING Creedbilt Inc _______623-939-8119 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Powder Coating Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Tri-Matrix __________ 480-844-0165 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 East Valley Powdercoat ____ 480-215-2461 METAL STAMPING High Production Precision LA Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Stamping Precision Die & Stamping __ 480-967-2038 Perma-Finish _________602-278-1733 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 METALIZING Accuwright Industries ____480-892-9595 Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 Wet Paint/CARC Bolt’s Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Sandblast/Automated MOLDS Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 Adams Mfg & Eng ______ 623-486-2019 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 PMBC ___________ 602-431-8131 Screenprinting & Pad JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Printing Quality Mold ________480-892-5480 AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 Toolcraft of Phoenix __ 623-435-5405 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 PLATING Molds: Construction JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 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 METCO Metal Finishing ____602-276-4120 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 METCO Metal Finishing ____602-276-4120 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 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 / Zinc Plate Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 METCO Metal Finishing ____602-276-4120 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


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Mike Gudin President Office: 480.306.7748 Cell: 480-383-9288 Fax: 480.306.7769

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Dennis Reynolds

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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 Phoenix Metalcraft ___ 602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 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 A2Z METALWORKER

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Stamping: Prototype Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 Stamping: Short Run Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 TAPPING Gilbert Metal Stamping ___480-503-1283 Harschco LLC _______602-617-7514 Whitley Machine ______602-323-5550

TESTING Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 Testing: Flow / Target Wrico ____________480-892-7800 Semiray Aero. Testing ____ 623-842-3030 TOOLING Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Frontier Metal Stamping __ 303-458-5129 Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 Semiray Aero. Testing ____ 623-842-3030 Stamping: Aerospace US Carbide Tool LLC _____ 480-755-3812 THERMAL SPRAY Frontier Metal Stamping __ 303-458-5129 Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Accuwright Industries ____ 480-892-9595 Tooling: Jig & Fixture Bolt’s Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 Stamping: Bending Building Controlled Thermal Tech'y __ 602-272-3714 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Empire Precision Mach. __ 480-633-4580 Stamping Design Frontier Metal Stamping __ 303-458-5129 THREADING TREPANNING Thread Grinding Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110 SPRINGS WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 Blue Streak Grinding ____602-353-8088 TUBING Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 Grindworks _________623-582-5767 Assembly Formed Tubing Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Stamping Flat Forming Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Shaw Precision _______480-785-4925 Service & Sales _______480-968-9084 Thread Rolling SPRINGS WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 Ron Grob Co. ________ 970-667-5320 Formed Tubing Stamping: Light Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Shaw Precision _______480-785-4925 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___602-243-4329 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Stamping: Precision TOOL & DIE Frontier Metal Stamping __ 303-458-5129 3D Machine LLC _____ 480-239-8254 Cling’s Manufacturing____480-968-1778 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Arizona Wire & Tool _____ 480-813-1002 Large Diam. Pipe & Tubing SPRINGS WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___480-503-1283 Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110

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Tube Bending /Fabrication Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 K-zell Metals, Inc. ___ 602-232-5882 Service & Sales _____ 480-968-9084 WATER PURIF/ RECYC. USFilter _________ 760-525-9930 WATERJET CUTTING Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys 800-237-2888 Creedbilt Inc _______ 623-939-8119 Flow International ___ 480-830-0431 Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 MarZee Inc. ________602-269-5801 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Southwest Waterjet ____480-306-7748 Stellar Machining & Fab _480-961-3075 Taycar Enterprises ____505-265-2121 Toolcraft of Phoenix __ 623-435-5405 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine ____ 602-323-5550 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Waterjet,3D 3 - 5 AXIS Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255

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Index of Advertisers

3D Machine ............................ 99 Creedbilt Inc.................................74,106 5th Axis Fixtures........................38,94 Crozier Machine Tool......................92 A&J Indus. Mch Repair.............10,97 Cupps Industrial Supply..................105 AATC.....................................................99 Cutting Tool Consultants..................92 ABS Quality Evaluations..........87,102 CTE.........................................................93 Absolute Machining & Turning.....109 Cygnet Stamping & Fab..................108 ACC Machinery................................7,90 D & R Mchy..........................17,63,90,96 Accuwright.........................................102 DCM Tech..................................64,92 Ace Laser............................................100 DDi..............................................96,111 ACME Metal Works.........................108 Datum Inspection........................103 Action Machine.................................101 Delcam...............................58-59,99 Adams Mfg & Eng............................102 Desert EDM Sales.....................54,93 Adams Mach...................15,57,72,90,112 Design2Part....................................84 Advanced Coord Tech...................... 91 DM Machine Repair......................97 AFT ..................................................86-87 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...........................35,95 Eclipse Carbide ..............................92 AgieCharmilles....................................29 Edge Technologies........................93 Airtek ....................................................94 EDM Network ..........................41,94 Alerus Bank & Trust......................51,97 EDM Perform Access. ..................95 All World Machinery Supply.......32,97 EDM Tech ..................................72,99 American Aerospace ....................... 99 Ellison Machinery 5,69, 80,81,90,92 American Auctioneers Group.........28 Empire Precision Mach. ............. 106 AMT-America ...................................104 EPSI. ..............................................108 AMTS....................................................97 Evans Precision Mach’g ..............102 Apache Gear ......................................102 Exactitude .....................................107 Apache Steel.......................................94 Excaliber Precision...................... 100 AP Industrial......................................108 Fabtech...........................................85 API Services........................................ 48 Fadal CNC .................... 1,30-31,82, 92 APMI.................................................... 99 Fine Line Fabricating Inc. ............102 Arcas Machine Inc. ..........................105 Fine Line Laser Cutting...............108 Arizona Finishing..............................103 Firetrace...........................................91 Arizona Hard Chrome ....................103 Foresight Finishing......................108 Arizona Wire Spec .................. ..........99 Foresight Technologies.............. 100 Arizona Wire Tool ............................109 Frontier Metal Stamping ...........108 Arrow Sheet Metal...........................102 Fry Fabrications .............................99 ARTL .................................................... 98 Fry Steel Co ....................................94 Auer Precision ...................................102 Ganesh Machinery ...................25,92 Ayers Gear & Mach .......................... 99 Gartman Tech Services......... 68,109 AZ CNC ......8,9,21,593,67,76-79,90,93 Geiger Electric Inc ..........................91 AZMARK....................................100,108 Gilbert Metal Stamping................99 AZ Metals.............................................94 Gilbert Precision Machine.......... 106 AZ Tool Steel .......................................95 Gladhill Assoc..........................70,104 B&B Tool..............................................96 Global EDM Supply .......................93 B & T Tool & Engr..............................94 Glover Precision, Inc. .................. 104 Backerworks Mfg............................106 GMN USA .......................................93 .......................3,91 Gold Tech Industries ............... ....104 .................... 68 Great Western .........................52,97 Bank of Arizona .................................95 Grindworks .................................. 100 Barry Metals .................................26,95 Group Manufacturing .................101 Bar-S Machine Inc............................. 99 Haas Factory Outlet..............5,92,93 Barton International ...................56,91 HK Machining ...............................105 Bell Steel .............................................101 Harschco .......................................103 BID Machine, Inc...............................101 Hawkeye Precision ......................101 Blaser....................................................95 Haynes Intl .....................................94 Blue Streak Grinding..................70,102 Helical Solutions ............................97 BMSC...............................................61,97 Helm Precision............................... 52 Bolt’s Metallizing, Inc......................105 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding ....101 Bralco Metals...........................18,93,94 Horizon Carbide ............................99 Byington Steel Treating .................103 Houghton.......................................93 CAID....................................................100 Howard PMP ............................... 104 Cal Precision......................................105 Howell Precision ....................48,100 Canyon State Oil ...................................2 HUB Intl ..........................................97 Cassavant Machining .....................107 Ind. Metal Supply .....................50,95 Castrol .....................................................2 Ind.Tool Die .................................. 104 Certified Inspection Services ......... 99 Ind. Workholding Solution ..........96 CGS Technologies, Inc. ................... 101 Infinisys..................................100,104 Challenger Aerospace....................104 Innovative Cutting Tools..............93 ChemResearch ................................103 Innovative Cutting Solutions ....108 Chevalier ..............................................23 Innovative Tool Sales....................93 Church of Scientology................58-59 Intech Funding .............................. 55 CIS......................................................... 98 Integrated Systems Inc.............. 109 Cling’s Manufacturing .....................101 IPE Aerospace ...............................60 CNC Machinery ..................................92 IRH...................................................97 Coast Aluminum................................94 ISMG................................................89 Coastal Metals... .........................36,95 ..............................98 Coating Tech................................89,100 ITDE ............................................... 104 Collins Metal Finishing ..................... 99 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.........................................................98 Jorgenson ... ....... ........ ...................92 A Z METALWORKER • 110 • Sept/Oct 2012 2

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...................................72 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 Machinery Sales .............................. 92 Magnum Precision.....13,43,83,90-92 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 ..........................42,101 Metals Eng & Testing Labs ............ 97 Metco Metal ................................. 104 Methods Machine .......................... 92 Micro-Tronics ................................. 100 Micro 100.....................................65,95 Micropulse West .............................99 Midaco Corp ..............................48,96 Milne ................................................. 97 MMR LLC..........................................98 Moore Tool & Equip ....................... 92 Morsch Machine .............................99 MTLC ............................................22,99 Muratec ............................................ 92 National Grinding & Mfg...............102 Nelson Engineering ....................... 101 New Hope Machine ..................... 100 Noranco...........................................65 North-South ................................33,93 OGP ....................................................91 Omax Corp................................. 67,90 Orion Registrar .............................. 104 Osborn Products.....................100,102 Pacific Metal Stampings .............. 108 Perfection Industrial Finishing .....107 Perfection Powder Coating ........ 100 Perma-Finish... ................................103 Petroferm.........................................93 PGI ................................................... 104 Phoenix Grinding .......................... 100 Phoenix Heat Treat........................103 Phoenix Metalcraft....................... 108 Phoenix Metal Trading..............62,96 Phoenix Small Tool .........................96 Powerhaus Precision.....................105 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 Premier Precision ..................... 66,101 Prime Axis ..................................14,100 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...................46,94,95 Sandvik Coromant ...................... 92,98 Satowfi ..............................................105 Sav-On Plating ..................................107 Savage Machine ................................91 SBG Capital.........................................96 Scriven Precision Fab........................99 Seco Tools ..........................................96 Self Clinch ......................................20,93 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...........27,91,92,96,97 Starrett ................................................91 State Industrial Prod.........................94 State Seal Company ........................104 Steel Services Grind’g................65,100 Stellar Machining & Fab Inc............104 Sun Grinding ................................34,102 Sun Tech ........................................... 109 Superior Grinding.............................103 Supra Alloys, Inc ................................96 Sustaining Edge Solutions ..........16,96 SwiftCARB...........................................37 Swisstech Tooling & Mfg ................107 Systems3 ...........................................105 TAYCAR..............................................102 TCI Precision Metals......................12,94 TMM Precision............................99,102 T.S.M. Mach. .....................................90 Team Industrial Services ........... 62,103 TechMark...........................................102 Tech Mold............................................61 Temperature Processing.................103 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 ................................94 Tornos .............................................19,91 Trepanning Specialties ....................107 Tri-Matrix Mach ................................ 101 Trio Tool .............................................. 93 Trusty-Cook ...................................49,92 TW Metals ..........................................95 Tube Service.......................................94 U S Shop Tools..............................39,93 Ulbrich of CA.................................47,94 United Performance Metals ...........94 Uni-Tek ................................... 44-45,104 Universal Laser Systems .................. 56 US Carbide Tools ............................. 109 Val-Tech Mfg ..................................... 101 Valley Industrial Painting................ 108 Washington Cal. .........................103 Wayco Sales Inc............................ 24,91 WC Machine & Tool ......................... 101 Weiser/Mile High Precision.............102 Western States Metal ...................... 97 Whitley Machine .........................102 Widia ................................................... 92 Wintech ............................................. 101 Wire-Tech........................................... 101 Wolf Precision Tool ....................42,108 Wrico.............................................38,101 Wright Prototype............................ 100 X5 ........................................................ 101

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A2Z Metalworker P. O. Box 93295 Phoenix, AZ 85070

215 South Rockford Drive Tempe, AZ 480-968-3711

Your Hometown Machine Tool Dealer Serving Arizona and New Mexico Since 1967.

A2Z Metalworker SW Edition Sept 2012  

The A2Z Metalworker Regional Manufacturing Magazines are a business development tool for U.S. Manufacturing! The A2Z Metalworker’s focus is...