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Editors Corner

“Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.” ~Peter Drucker “More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.” ~Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

We are all creators, makers of many things. For every parent, perhaps the most important creation you helped to make was a child(ren).We are all repair people, as well. For some, it’s our livelihood. If we are in the medical field, our goal each and every day is to help repair people, to make them better, or at least more comfortable. And in the service field, this author puts it well, “Pouring espresso is an art, one that requires the barista to care about the quality of the beverage.” Howard Schultz Can you imagine if with some of your most important creations or repairs, your philosophy was “It’s good enough.” In the field of precision manufacturing, where many of our readers are designing and making parts that are used in airplanes, in medical devices, and for our troops,‘It’s good enough” can have very serious, even life threatening ramifications. In February, twice I traveled on new Boeing airplanes, and they still had that ‘new car smell’. I was very surprised to find on my 2nd new airplane, a Boeing 737, the rest room had several parts that had broken. The faucet on the sink was missing, and the toilet paper roll was dangling from the wall.While this was disturbing to note on a new plane, I am thankful that the faulty assembly was apparently contained to the rest room. It still made me ponder the quality of this particular Boeing and what indeed went wrong.

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Published by: A2Z Manufacturing PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly

Address: 1538 E La Vieve Lane Tempe, AZ 85284 Boeing builds around 47 737s per month (less than 600 in a year), with plans to grow it to nearly

60 a month in 2018. The vast majority of these were built in Renton,Washington.

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I meet and interview nearly 100 machine shops through the course of a year. In a typical interview the question of report cards comes up, particularly if the shop is ISO and/or AS9100 certified.

Most shops I interview have contacted me because they want to promote their growth, whether it’s a new machine, an anniversary, successful certification, etc. I mention this because I am typically interviewing shops that are doing things right. When I ask about their ‘Quality’ metrics, I am nearly always told that the shop is an ‘A’ student. When I ask about ‘on-time’ deliveries, some shop owners will tell me that their on-time scores are significantly lower, with a variety of factors influencing this. Precision parts often require outside processes, and this can impact a delivery. Customers can also request delivery dates that the machine shop tells them they can’t meet, and they are encouraged to bid on the work anyway. Product specifications or quantities can change. There are, in fact, many legitimate reasons why precision products can be delivered late. “People forget how fast you did a job but they remember how well you did it” ~Howard Newton


Quality products, on the other hand, must be consistently delivered to your customers. That is not to say products are always machined perfectly, but when an error occurs (hopefully on the rare occasion), it is the machine shop’s quality department that finds the defect. I mention ‘rare occasion’ because if you are scrapping many parts, your longevity as a business owner is very tenuous. In the words of an author unknown, “If you don’t have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.” Each and every one of us who creates or repairs anything in life must treat each project as if they are putting their stamp on it…their personal stamp of quality. And if we don’t do this, we should find something else to do. Other peoples’ lives may depend on this. “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” ~William A. Foster Until next issue, I wish you the best, and God Bless our Troops!



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Announcements & Releases Haas Factory Outlet-Phoenix Invites Machinists to CNC Training Mill and lathe classes are scheduled every other month. Each course consists of 3 days of hands on instruction led by a Haas Certified Instructor. Students will learn the basics of the Haas control, operation of machines, and Haas programming using G & M codes. Classes are held Monday through Wednesday from 3:30 to 7 pm. Please join us for an upcoming session of the Haas CNC training. We recommend registering as early as possible as class sizes are limited. Mill class – Mar 19th – Mar 21st Lathe class – Apr 23rd – Apr 25th Training is held at Haas Factory Outlet- Phoenix, a Division of Ellison Machinery, located at 1610 S Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ. To register or for additional information, call 480-968-5877 or visit

Star Metal Fluids Welcomes Aaron Kurzawski Back As General Manager! It is with great delight that we announce the return of Aaron Kurzawski to the Star Metal Fluids team. Working in the family business for eleven years starting as a delivery driver, Account Manager, and then as Sales Manager, Aaron left in 2013 to pursue his education in the healthcare industry. His new role at Star Metal Fluids will be that of General Manager. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •


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Founder and owner Russ Kurzawski says, “It’s time for the next generation to take the baton and continue growing the 26-year old company I started in 1992. With Aaron’s knowledge of the industry, metalworking applications, management skills, and longstanding relationships with our valued customers and suppliers, we know his return will be well received by all.” Please welcome Aaron back with a quick email, a_kurzawski@

Magnum Precision Machines Opens Its Tech Center In Phoenix! Magnum Precision Machines is pleased to announce that it just moved into its new facility in Phoenix! The facility, owned by the company, offers 10,000 square feet in its state-of-the art building, complete with a training center, refrigerated air, and a large showroom. Announcements Continued Page 7


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Announcements & Releases Continued Magnum Precision Machines is a 2nd generation machine tool dealer. Rick Edgar started the company in 1984, and it served customers in New Mexico, and El Paso Texas. Rick’s son Chris Edgar took over the business, and expanded into Arizona in 2009. Chris says, “Our new facility demonstrates our commitment to continuously improve our support of our customers from our 3 locations, Albuquerque, El Paso and Phoenix.” Magnum Arizona launched with 3 employees, including Chris, and today has grown to a team of 9. Magnum’s latest addition is Greg Bean, who previously owned a machine shop in Salt Lake City, Utah (with Mazaks), and today Greg supports Magnum’s customers in the service department.

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The National Tooling and Machining Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit designed to fund manufacturing education—building skills while increasing awareness. All contributions to the foundation are fully taxdeductible. Begun some 20 years ago by NTMA and run independently ever since, the foundation has helped create the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (with public partnership), provided the seed funding for the National Robotics League and annually funds scholarships for deserving students, thanks to the generous support of people like you. As a manufacturer, what better investment can you make than to put your resources into the next generation? What would be more valuable than ensuring a bright future for our industry? Your support of the NTMF is vital for many reasons. Please consider a generous donation today. Last year, the NTMF granted over $20,000 in scholarships — and is looking for even more deserving students in 2018! Students that apply for either scholarship must have a letter of recommendation from an NTMA member in good standing. Please share the scholarship information below with your employees, interns, coops, and others in your community to help connect people with financial assistance for their educational pursuits in the machining, tool and die, and other related industries. Brock Babb Memorial Scholarship (Applications due April 1, 2018)

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The Brock Babb Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the National Tooling and Machining Foundation (NTMF) in support of students advancing their education and pursuing careers in manufacturing. The scholarship is named in honor and memory of Sergeant Brock A. Babb who gave his life defending our country and our freedom, the son of one of our long time members Terry Babb, Apex Tool & Manufacturing, Inc. in Evansville, IN. Successful scholarship applicants will receive a minimum of $1,000, with typical awards of $2,000. Students are able to re-apply for this scholarship annually, for as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. Announcements Continued Page 10

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the heavy lifting. Makers of durable goods increased payrolls by 18,000 jobs, according to a breakdown by industry sector issued today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The non-durable goods sector lost 3000 jobs. Within durable goods, the major gainers were transportation equipment, up 5700 jobs, and machinery, up 5400. However, one part of the transportation category — motorized vehicle and parts — lost 300 jobs. Other durable goods categories posting job gains included fabricated metal products (up 3100) and non-metallic mineral products (up 1900). Durable goods categories recording job losses included furniture, down 1300. The overall manufacturing job gain wasn’t as robust as recent months but still represented a solid gain. Manufacturing totaled 12.555 million on a seasonally adjusted basis in January.That was an increase from an adjusted 12.54 million in December and 12.369 million in January 2017. Total non-farm employment rose by 200,000 jobs last month, the bureau said in a statement. That was better than a forecast gain of 180,000 by economists polled by Reuters. The US unemployment rate was Announcements Continued Page 12 An ISO 9001:2008 COmpAny

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After arriving at Sheffer’s headquarters and production facility, the president received a tour of the premises prior to giving a speech before an audience of the company’s employees, vendors and customers as well as state and local officials. “The employees absolutely loved the event,” said Jeff Norris, president and CEO of Sheffer Corporation. “[President Trump] garnered much applause as he discussed the regulations and healthcare costs that burden today’s business owners.” Founded by Harvey Sheffer in 1952, Sheffer Corporation is a global leader in cylinder and actuator manufacturing.The company’s part-production processes are centered around more than a dozen Mazak machining centers, primarily INTEGREX advanced Multi-Tasking machines, with more on the way. “All the manufacturing technology we acquire from Mazak gives us the DONE IN ONE® partprocessing capability we need to remain competitive,” said Norris. On the length of the company’s relationship with Mazak, he added, “It is quite long. Our oldest machine dates back to about 2003.” For more information on Mazak’s products and solutions, visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

The Frontier Group Doubles Its Capacity And Adds New Services With Expansion Into Phoenix Announcements & Releases Continued unchanged at 4.1%, the bureau said. Manufacturing jobs peaked in June 1979 (19.6 million on a seasonally adjusted basis, 19.7 million unadjusted). That sank to a low of 11.45 million adjusted and 11.34 million unadjusted in February 2010 following a severe recession caused by the 2008 financial crisis. Since that low, new manufacturing jobs have been created requiring increased skills because of increased automation and technology in factories.By Bill Koenig, Senior Editor,

Mazak Customer Hosts President Trump Longtime Mazak customer Sheffer Corporation welcomed President Donald Trump into its facility for a special visit on February 5. Touting his tax reform efforts, President Trump gave a speech at the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company that earned recognition from the White House after it used a forthcoming tax break to provide each of its 126 employees with a $1,000 bonus. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Okuma Amer ica Cor poration introduces the new MU-8000V LASER EX multitasking CNC machine, combining the latest laser additive technology with subtractive manufacturing capabilities. It’s the ultimate process-intensive machine that enables complete part production on one machine. The MU-8000V LASER EX revolutionizes production by implementing laser metal deposition (LMD) technology with the ability to cut unique parts of many different sizes and shapes. LMD supplies powder from nozzles and performs laser melting and bonding to parent material.This allows for various types of materials to be combined and layered in addition to the possibility of three-dimensional fabrication and cladding. Parts can also be repaired and inspected throughout production, and an infinitely variable control of laser spot diameters (Ø0.4 to 8.5 mm) increase efficiency and resolution. The MU-8000V LASER EX delivers innovative machining excellence. For more information on Okuma’s super multitasking CNC machine visit Announcements Continued Page 16

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Incorporating “VF” into the name of the car is a nod to the history of Haas Automation, the team’s title sponsor. The first CNC machine manufactured by Haas Automation was the VF-1 in 1988. The “V” stands for vertical, which is an industry standard designation for a vertical mill. Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation, added “F1” to the name to unofficially designate it as the company’s “Very First One”. As chairman of Haas F1 Team, the “F1” moniker of that first machine has taken on added significance as Haas utilizes Formula One to build Haas Automation into a premium, global brand.


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“People see what we can do in Formula One and people believe Haas Automation can build world-class machine tools,” said Haas, whose entry in 2016 became the first American Formula One team since 1986. “Being a Formula One participant brings a level of credibility that you just won’t get through traditional advertising.” Haas has built Haas Automation into the largest machine tool manufacturer in North America by focusing on the details amid constant refinement. He has applied those same attributes to Haas F1 Team. “We eliminated a lot of the variables where we knew we were weak,” Haas said. “We’ve focused on what it’s going to take to get our car to be consistent and close that gap to the top teams.” Beyond refinement, the VF-18 carries the significant addition of the halo and a drastic reduction in the sharkfin.

Announcements & Releases Continued “The biggest part of the car’s evolution Haas F1 Team Unveils Racecar for 2018 FIA Formula One World was the addition of the halo,” said Championship Guenther Steiner, team principal, Haas Haas F1 Team’s 2018 challenger in the FIA Formula One World Championship, the VF-18, made its official debut today via the organization’s social media platforms and website. The VF-18 is an evolution of the team’s second car, the VF-17, which carried Haas F1 Team to an eighth-place finish in the 2017 constructors standings. Forty-seven points were scored by the VF-17 during Haas F1 Team’s sophomore season, 18 points more than the total earned in the organization’s debut season in 2016. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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F1 Team. “It took quite a bit of study by the aerodynamicists, but the designers had to work hard to modify the chassis so the halo could survive the mandated loads. The total minimum weight of the car increased because of the halo, and there’s a higher center of gravity simply because of the halo’s position. But, everyone is in the same boat.

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Announcements & Releases Continued between 2017 and 2018, so the VF-18 is an evolution of our car from last year. It’s less about reinvention and more about refinement.You see elements we had from last year on the car this year. “Our 2017 car was actually pretty good, but we didn’t always get the best out of it, and that’s what we aimed to change in 2018. We got the car as light as possible to carry more ballast. We were able to do a better job of putting the weight where we wanted it.” The corporate colors of Haas Automation were carried over to the VF-18. Gray makes up the majority of the livery, augmented with tones of red and black that incorporates the look of Haas Automation’s complete line of vertical and horizontal machining centers, turning centers and rotary tables and indexers. Approximately 1,300 employees encompass Haas Automation, with the Oxnard, Californiabased company exporting its machines to more than 60 countries. The VF-18 showcases Haas Automation’s commitment to technology and innovation to a passionate, global audience. “The livery is a little bit of a return to what we had on our first car, the VF-16,” Steiner added. “Its look is clean and precise, just like the machine tools made by Haas Automation.” The VF-18 tests at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya Feb. 26-March 1 and again March 6-9 before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix March 25 in Melbourne. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Cleveland Electric Laboratories Acquires Hamilton Industries Specializing In Prototype Parts Cleveland Electric Laboratories, renowned for its thermocouple and sensing solutions since 1920, is pleased to announce that it has purchased the machining services assets of Hamilton Industries. Cleveland Electric Labs’ products include: Industrial Thermocouple Products; Turbine Engine Testing & Instrumentation; Fiber Optic Sensing Solutions. More than a decade ago, the company expanded its operations into Tempe,Arizona. Rodger Shepherd,Vice President for Cleveland Electric Laboratories Advanced Technology Group, says, “ We worked with Alex Curtis and the team at Hamilton Industries for a number of years.They were a superior machine shop partner for us. When Alex made the decision to retire, he approached CEL to purchase his machine tool assets.” Effective late last year, Cleveland Electric Labs,Tempe,Arizona, also dba CELHamilton, began providing continued service to all of Hamilton Announcements Continued Page 20

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National Tooling and Machining Association / Precision Metalforming Association Statement on Commerce Department 232 Steel and Aluminum Recommendations The following statement can be attributed to Roy Hardy, President of the Precision Metalforming Association, and Dave Tilstone, President of the National Tooling and Machining Association: “The recommendations by the Commerce Department to impose steep tariffs on steel would devastate downstream U.S. steel consuming manufacturers who employ 6.5 million Americans, compared to the 80,000 employed by the domestic steel industry. If these tariffs are imposed, the U.S. will become an island of high steel prices resulting in our customers simply importing the finished part and threatening thousands of jobs across the United States in the steel consuming manufacturing sector. The last time the U.S. imposed steel tariffs in 2002, more than 200,000 American jobs were lost because of high steel prices due in large part to the tariffs. We urge President Trump, who campaigned to protect U.S. manufacturing jobs, to reject these recommendations by the Commerce Department to avoid devastating A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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About One Voice: The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA)’s combined “One Voice” federal government advocacy program represents nearly 2,500 metalworking companies and is designed to promote U.S. government policies that will ensure a strong manufacturing sector in the United States. For additional information, please visit www.

RM Gar rison Machining, Inc. Expands Capabilities With Acquisition of Nakamura-Tome AS200 Multitasking CNC Machine RM Garrison Machining has recently taken delivery of a Nakamura-Tome AS-200 Multitasking CNC Machine. This new machine offers turning and milling functions and will cut down on set-up and cycle times allowing for more capacity from our current mills. The lowered set-up and cycle times will allow RMG to be more competitive and turn jobs quicker. The machine also features a LNS bar feeder, full Y-axis, high pressure coolant, parts catcher and is well equipped with tooling. The new machine will help RMG meet customers needs well into 2018 and beyond. The AS-200 was purchased by Methods Machine. For more information on how RMG can support your machining needs, contact them at 623-582-6544.

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Haas Automation, Inc., Oxnard, California, reports that its annual sales exceeded 13,500 units for the first time in company history in 2017 – an increase of nearly 30 percent over 2016 – making it the best sales year ever for America’s leading machine tool builder. “It was an incredible year,” says Haas Automation’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Scott Gasich. “Haas Automation performed strongly on all continents, with substantial growth in all markets – especially international markets, which accounted for 55 percent of our sales. Most notably, we enjoyed 41 percent sales increase in mainland Europe, with more than 3500 new Haas CNC machine tools sold in 2017. Announcements Continued Page 24

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“And we expect another record year in 2018,” Gasich adds, “partly because we will be launching new products and While the tinytotown of Cameri may not look like mostUMC-1000 beautiful cities anduniversal villages machining to dot the major updates our existing machines. In 2018, youone willofseethe a Haas 5-axis Italian a local business owner it wascenter not the prettiest), some would control; beg to differ. Three centerlandscape with larger(even travels; major updates to oursaid turning line, including an all-new a renewed years ago, Aviohorizontal Aero, which designs,center manufactures, andsystem; maintains systems components for both civil Haas EC-400 machining with pallet a new 5-axisand gantry mill for large parts; a and aviation, the most advanced additive manufacturing in Europe on the edge of few military new tilting 2-axisopened rotary tables; updates to our Drill/Tap/Mill Seriesfactory machines; and new sidemount town, and sincewith then,upthey havetools received a steady flow of visitors: not tourists, but engineers, executives, and tool changers, to 100 on selected machines. additive manufacturing professionals. Not long after the company opened the factory, they were acquired by GEthese Aviation, which is using technology on-site change aircraft engines are manufactured. “With innovations,” Gasichtheconcludes, “we aim totosell morehow than 15,500 machines in 2018. We are targeting continued growth in all markets, and expect to increase our export percentage to 60 percent. GE focusing efforts after a disappointing Q4 2016. certainly be 15,000 a smart Ourisproduction facilityonin driving Oxnard,AM, California, is currently building at aThis rate to produceseems moretothan approach; Dario Mantegazza, an Avio Aero manufacturing engineer, said it best, when he described 3D machines this year, and we will continue increasing this output throughout 2018 to meet the growing printing having “no limits to complexity.” GE Aviation has facilities in Germany and Sweden, where they demandsasfor our products.” acquired majority stakes in Arcam and in Concept Laser last year. The company has a factory in Auburn, Alabama, and also ownsinAM pioneer Morris Technologies, located in southwest Ohio. But Joyce says the Haas products are built the company’s 1-million-square-foot manufacturing facility in Southern California. little Italian town of Cameri, and Avio Aero, are an important part of GE’s overall AM business strategy and They are distributed worldwide through a global network of Haas Factory Outlets (HFOs) that provide will be “at the center of the growth our additive ecosystem.” the industry’s best sales, service, andofsupport. Currently, there are more than 170 HFOs in more than 50 countries morebecause information about HaasArcam-developed Automation and Haas products, visit The plant worldwide. in Cameri isFor special, it uses twenty AM machines, which fuse together layers of titanium aluminide (TiAI) using an electron gun to accelerate an electron beam.TiAI is 50% lighter The Precision Machining Industry Inplant Arizona Says John than nickel-based alloys, and is being used in the Cameri to 3D print bladesGoodbye for the GE9Xto jet engine’s low-pressure Marusiakturbine. Jr., Founder of Micro-Tronics, Inc. The engineers are able to additively manufacture blades that are four times thicker than ones created with Lt. Col.3D John Marusiak, 100 the yearsGE9X old, went be with Lordever on February aPhoenix laser-powered printer, whichJr.isUSAF good,Retired, considering is thetolargest jet the engine built; the 4, 2018. John was born in West Newton, PA on April 19th, 1917. He grew up in Michigan to Polish 24•• 28 Mar /•Apr 2018/ Apr 2017 March


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Aerospace Industry Sets $146B Expor t Record In 2016 The U.S. aerospace and defense industry set a new record for inter national sales in 2016, deliver ing $146 billion in exports, the Aerospace Industries Association announced. Exports for the sector have been immigrants, Antonina Goscinski on an upward swing for a while, and John Marusiak. He joinedover the increasing by 52 percent UStheArmy day after past Air fiveCorp years.theCompared the Pearl Harbor attack. During to 2015, companies were able WWII he was a P-47 and P-51 pilot. to sell an additional $3 billion Hein completed over 100 sorties, products to international including 3 oninD-Day. married customers 2016,He AIA data Angeline Gadzinski on November shows. 26, 1944, the love of his life, and they celebrated over 61civil years together Unsurprisingly, aerospace until passed in 2005. salesshe made up the majority of the

$146 He wasbillion a fightertotal, pilot,with a testdefense pilot as products comprising about 15 well as a flight instructor. He retired percent of sales,service AIA stated. The from his military and moved U.S. military aerospace sector his family to Phoenix in 1965. shipped about $16 billion worth of to foreign militaries Johnproducts and Angie started Microin 2016 —ana 5ongoing percentAerospace increase Tronic, Inc, from 2015. Company Non-aerospace Manufacturing in 1968. military companies fared even He was CEO of the company better, increasing exports almost until his retirement in 2000. After 9 % from his $5.6 billionjoys to $6.1 retirement, greatest were billion. around his love of family, centered golf, flying his planes, bridge, his Europe impor tedleaves about 34 faith and friends. John a legacy aerospace and ofpercent living lifeoftoUS its fullest and being exports year, andefense inspiration to alllast who metmaking him. it the industry’s largest regional He is survived by his children, customer. However, sales to the Ronald (Barbara), Edith (Gerald) Middle East are rapidly growing, Remaklus, and increasingJanet by 22(Mark) percentTravis over the past year.

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Announcements & Releases Continued Carol Ann (George) Chase and his daughter-in law, Lucia Marusiak. His children, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren will miss him immensely. He is preceded in death by his wife Angie, his son Robert and his three siblings.

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Arizona Tooling And Machining Association (ATMA) Recognizes Precision Machinists’ Graduation On February 21st, at the ATMA meeting, 2 graduates were recognized for their completion of a precision machining apprenticeship program. The program is run through the Arizona Precision Machining Apprenticeship Program, or AzPMAP. About the Graduates:

Jacob DeVerna, Cadence Aerospace Apprenticeship Graduate. Jacob DeVerna is 22 years old and has been in the metal manufacturing trade for the last 3 years. He is a 2013 graduate of Estrella Foothills High School in Goodyear, AZ. His interest in the trade began there and he attended 3 semesters of Precision Manufacturing classes starting in his junior year. In 2015 he was referred to the AzPMAP program and was hired by Vitron Manufacturing. He spent 1.5 years at Vitron and apprenticed under Sal Rocco. During that time Jacob attendedWest-Mec Technical School for 1.5 years in their Precision Manufacturing program. He Announcements Continued Page 26 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Trump Slaps SteepTariffs On ForeignWashing Machines And Solar Products President Donald Trump slapped steep tariffs on imports of washing machines and solar energy cells and panels, the first major step by the administration to erect the kind of trade barriers Trump has frequently said are necessary to protect manufacturers in the United States. White House advisers warned that additional trade measures related to steel, aluminum and other products from China could be coming, a signal that Trump is ratcheting up the protectionist policies he has long espoused as part of his “America First” approach. The imposition of tariffs will most likely exacerbate trade tensions with other nations, including China, and could result in an escalation of retaliatory trade measures against imports from the United States. Both China and South Korea harshly criticized the move, with both suggesting they could take their complaints to the World Trade Organization, which settles trade disputes. The decisions also seemed poised to ignite a wave of similar trade cases from other U.S. companies, which might be encouraged by Trump’s action. Protectionism was a defining theme of the populist presidential campaign in which Trump gleefully rebuffed the longstanding Republican embrace of free and open markets. Upon taking office, Trump pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-country trade deal, and threatened other actions, including a withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement and the imposition of tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. He has yet to make good on any of those threats. Instead, theWhite House took action on imports of washing machines and solar products based on requests by companies who said their operations in the United States were being harmed by imports.Whirlpool Inc. appealed to the White House for help in curbing washing machine imports from its Korean competitors, while two solar companies, Suniva Inc. and SolarWorld Americas, said imports of cheap solar cells and modules were similarly putting their A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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While the tariffs were welcomed by the companies that sought them, economists warned the levies could drive up prices for consumers and hurt some U.S. businesses. The solar industry has been split over the tariffs. Companies that develop large-scale solar farms, as well as purchasers of solar power such as retailers and tech companies, opposed the tariffs over concerns that they would cost them more money and make solar power less competitive with other energy sources. The trade cases rely on a littleused section of trade law that provides a “safeguard” for industries beset by imports — and that casts a wide net on products from around the world. The law has not been used to impose tariffs since 2002, when President George W. Bush clamped down on imports of steel. Still, that approach has shown mixed results.TheWorldTrade Organization ruled against the U.S. in 2003, and the Bush administration ultimately withdrew the measure under threat of retaliation. China hinted it could take a similar approach. “With regard to the wrong measures taken by the United States, China will work with other WTO members to resolutely defend our legitimate interests,” its Ministry of Commerce said in a statement. In both cases, trade officials said the safeguard measure was necessary because foreign producers were evading U.S. restrictions on imports from specific countries by hopscotching their factories around the globe.

Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. trade representative, said the president had decided to accept the recommendations of his trade advisers in imposing tariffs ranging from 15 percent to 50 percent on various imports. “The president’s action makes clear again that the Trump administration will defend American workers and businesses,” Lighthizer said. The administration was not alone in finding the imports harmful. The U.S. International Trade Commission, an independent body of trade officials, also examined the cases and found that imports were hurting domestic manufacturers. They also made several recommendations that ranged in severity; Trump ultimately opted for relatively str ingent measures after consulting with his own advisers. The president approved solar tariffs for the next four years, starting with levies of 30 percent that will ultimately fall to 15 percent. In each of the four years, the first 2.5 gigawatts of imported solar cells will be exempted from the tariff, an exception designed to ensure that existing solar module manufacturers in the United States can still access cheap supplies of cells. The administration said that the tariffs are largely directed at China, Announcements Continued Page 14has which over the past decade built itself into the world’s largest manufacturer of solar products, flooding global markets with low-cost crystalline silicon panels. While the United States has previously imposed restrictions on Chinese solar products, Chinese firms simply moved production to other countries, the U.S. trade representative said in its announcement. While that global production frenzy has hurt U.S. solar manufacturers, it has been a boon

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to those who want to buy solar power. The average cost of solar installations in the United States has fallen more than 70 percent since 2009, from $7.50 per watt down to around $1.50 per watt. For imported washing machines, the president approved a combined tariff and quota for the next three years. In the first year, the first 1.2 million washing machines that are imported will face a tariff of 20 percent, while all subsequent imports will have a tariff of 50 percent.Those tariffs are then gradually phased down in the second and third years. In the washing machine case,Whirlpool argued that its South Korean competitors, Samsung Electronic Co. and LG Electronics, moved their production facilities around the world to avoid tariffs. Samsung and LG describedWhirlpool’s case as a protectionist grab designed to shut out products that U.S. consumers find more attractive, and argued that such restrictions on their products would hurt consumers by raising prices.They also fought against restrictions on imported parts, saying those could slow operations at facilities they had opened in the United States, including Samsung’s new appliance factory in South Carolina. Source: Sergio Flores | Bloomberg A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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cognitive shuttle. The low-speed electric vehicle is designed to shuttle up to 12 people in places like airports, amusement parks, college campuses, arenas, business campuses, tourist areas and city centers. It can travel up to 25 miles per hour, although it can be fixed to drive faster. Local Motors refocused its operations in February after laying off an undisclosed number of employees and closing some facilities. The company now has 100 employees, with about 45 in the Phoenix metro area, Rogers said. There are about 20 positions available on the website, with local positions including engineering technicians, mechanical designers, operations specialists, vice president of product management, lead engineers and lead vehicle dynamics engineers. Local Motors’ Chandler microfactory is now the main building facility for its Olli self-driving shuttle. Local Motors’ Chandler microfactory is now the main building facility for its Olli self-driving shuttle. Local Motors’Tempe facility also remains open, which is now a lab and back office. Olli is made up of 40 percent 3-D printed parts. The company debuted its first 3-D printed car in 2014 using a large-scale manufacturing 3-D printer. An automotive distributor in Denmark, the Semler Group’s Autonomous Mobility company, is the first Olli customer.

Local Motors Retools Chandler Microfactory, Hiring And Has Possible Franchise Options Chandler-based automaker Local Motors Inc. has stripped its Chandler microfactory of its industrial 3-D equipment to focus solely on building its Olli self-driving shuttles. The company has six Ollis in production in Chandler, with the goal of making 50 Ollis by the end of 2018, said Jay Rogers, CEO and co-founder. This number is scaled down from the 120 Ollis announced in February. “We wanted to get more focused as it came to fundraising,” said Rogers during a tour at the Chandler facility. “Our Chandler microfactory can handle low-scale, replicable manufacturing.” Local Motors debuted its autonomous vehicle in June 2016. The small bus-like shuttle talks to passengers and uses the computing power of IBMWatson. It is billed as the world’s first self-driving A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Rogers said there are other customers in the pipeline, including the city of Knoxville, the city of Adelaide, Australia, companies in Asia and universities in the U.S. Local Motors’ National Harbor facility also remains open as a sales and demonstration facility, Rogers said. Earlier this month, Local Motors announced it was forming a new parent company, LM Inc., which will be based in San Francisco. The company’s design co-creation software offshoot Launch Forth moved from Boulder, Colorado, to San Francisco, but it will continue its presence in Phoenix and Boulder, said Launch Forth Executive Vice President Elle Shelley. By Hayley Ringle – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal



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“Their jobs will be gone as soon as self-driving cars are widely adopted,” he told the paper. That follows a report by McKinsey & Co. late last year forecasting big changes and potential displacements for workers. “We estimate that between 400 million and 800 million individuals could be displaced by automation and need to find new jobs by 2030 around the world,” McKinsey found in its research. McKinsey said 100 million Chinese workers could be put out of work by robots, AI and other technology advances. Arizona is ground zero for autonomous car testing and research. General Motors, Uber and Alphabet armWaymo all test cars in Scottsdale,Tempe and the EastValley. Intel Corp. is doing autonomous car and other artificial intelligence research in Chandler.

Apple was rumored last year to be looking at testing self-driving car and related technologies at an old Chrysler Proving Ground in the West Valley. The technology is touted as cutting down on accidents, improving traffic flows and making lives more efficient for commuters and transport companies. But the challenge will be finding work for employees might be in entry level jobs and positions that could be replaced by automation, AI and selfdriving cars. Companies ranging from restaurants such as McDonald’s and Jack in the Box to and those in the manufacturing, construction, health care and design sectors are implementing or using more technology, drones and automation in their business models. Arizona, for example, has 167,700 manufacturing workers plus another 142,500 in construction, 338,100 in retail, 257,000 in health care and 102,000 in transportation and distribution. Those sectors could all be impacted by AI and automation.By Mike Sunnucks – Senior Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Allied Foreign Navies SM-2 repairs and maintenance. The cumulative value of the contract, if all options are exercised is $227,720,555. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (100 percent of base award); and options for Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain and Taiwan. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (86 percent); Camden,Arkansas (11 percent); and Huntsville, Alabama (3.0 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2018. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $362,382 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with the authority from 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c) (1) and Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1 (a) (2). The Naval Sea Systems Command,Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

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Raytheon Missile Co., Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $634,204,347 fixedprice-incentive-firm-target contract for Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) production Lot 31. The contract is for the production of the AMRAAM missile and other AMRAAM system items. The AMRAAM system includes the missile, spares and telemetry kits. Work will be performed at Tucson, Arizona, with an expected completion date of Jan. 31, 2020. This contract involves foreign military sales (FMS) to Japan, Korea, Morocco, Poland, Indonesia, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Bahrain and Qatar. Fiscal 2017 production funds in the amount of $409,939,707; fiscal 2017 research and development funds in the amount of $2,955,178; and fiscal operations and maintenance funds of $1,744,172 are being obligated at the time of award, all remaining funding ($219,565,290) is from FMS sources. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8675-18-C-0003). Honeywell Defense & Space, Tempe, Arizona, has been awarded a not-toexceed $42,636,136 undefintized contract modification (P00132) to previously awarded contract FA8208-07-C-0001 for secondary power logistics solution increment one.This modification provides

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the amount of $328,048 will be obligated at the time of award on the first delivery order. Contract funds in the amount of $41,006 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This sole-source contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N00039-18-D-0003). Raytheon Missiles Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $105,220,215 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity modification (P00002) to previously awarded contract FA8656-17-D-0005 for Griffin missiles.The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $210,080,601, and provides for the exercise of an option for delivery of all variants of Griffin standoff precision guided munitions and corresponding production, test and engineering support. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2016 and 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $11,259,027 are being obligated at the time of award. Contracting activity is the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Raytheon Missiles Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $95,000,000 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for engineering services to support the 155mm Excalibur program. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 25, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command – New Jersey, is the contracting activity. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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APS, First Solar Building Big Solar Battery Storage Project, Panel Field In Desert Arizona Public Service Co. and Tempe-based First Solar Inc. are building a 50-megawatt solar-powered battery west of Phoenix that will store extra electricity. APS — an arm of Phoenix-based Pinnacle West Capital Corp. — says it will use the power during the region’s scorching summer heat. First Solar will build the project. It will include a 65-megawatt solar field. The project will be built next to APS’ Redhawk Power Plant in Arlington, 52 miles west of Phoenix off Interstate 10. APS has inked a 15-year power-purchase agreement with First Solar. The Arizona utility plans to use energy stored in the battery during peak consumption times. Phoenix’s two electric companies — APS and Tempe-based Salt River Project — both posted record energy use last summer when temperatures hit or approached 120 degrees during an intense heat wave. APS officials say the First Solar deal is part of a larger 15-year plan that will involve more than 500 megawatts of battery-stored energy. “Partnering with an Arizona company such as First Solar to pair solar power with advanced battery storage is good for our customers and continues our state’s national leadership in clean energy innovation,” said Don Brandt, chairman, president and CEO of APS. Arizona is considered a big solar state with close to 300 days of sunshine annually. “First Solar has long been a global leader in the deployment of utility-scale solar,” said Mark Widmar, First Solar’s CEO. “Through this innovative project we are excited to partner with APS to demonstrate the capabilities of solar coupled with large-scale battery storage. Together, these technologies highlight the significant role for solar in providing reliable, cost effective energy.” By Mike Sunnucks – Senior Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal

Honoring the Employers who Hire our Nation’s Heroes The Department of Labor is establishing this program under the Honoring Investments in Recr uiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act, or HIREVets Act. President Donald J. Trump signed the act into law May 5, 2017. On Jan. 18, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the launch of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration — an effort that will recognize up to 300 employers for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans.


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Data Suggests Waymo Is King Of Autonomous Cars, With GM Making Big Strides

confined to San Francisco city streets. GM’s cars experienced just 105 disengagements, or roughly one disengagement for every 1,250 miles.

Alphabet self-driving car spinoff Waymo continues to lead the pack in autonomous car testing in California, completing some 352,000 miles on testing on public roads in 2017, according to new data from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Since its launch, Waymo has completed 4 million miles of autonomous driving in 25 cities, the company said , with nearly 2 million miles coming in the last 12 months alone. It says computer simulations completed 2.7 billion virtual miles in 2017.

Not only didWaymo complete more than twice as many miles of public road tests than its next closest competitor, General Motors Co., it also led in safety. Waymo’s fleet of 75 test cars collectively traveled around 960 miles per day in 2017. Safety drivers inside those cars were forced to take over control of the car just 63 times last year, meaning the cars traveled around 5,595 miles per safety disengagement, according to DMV data. That track record sharply contrasts with Mercedes-Benz, which tested three autonomous cars on California’s roads in 2017, driving a total of 1,087 miles. But the data suggests those miles were fraught with problems — with safety drivers taking over control of their cars 842 times, or roughly once every 1.3 miles. GM was the second most active autonomous car company in California last year, with 94 test cars completing some 131,000 miles, largely A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Waymo last month ordered “thousands” of new Chrysler Pacifica minivans to beef up its fleet of self-driving taxis. The company launched consumer testing of its robotaxi service in Phoenix, and plans to further expand those tests in 2018. By Luke Stangel – Contributing writer

Fed Survey Finds Solid Growth And RisingWages The Federal Reserve says the economy was growing at a moderate pace at the start of the year, with the majority of business contacts optimistic about prospects for 2018. In its latest survey of business conditions nationwide, the Fed says that wages were rising at a modest pace. Some Fed districts were seeing a broader range of industries giving pay raises, especially in areas where employers are having a harder time filling positions. The Fed’s report, known as the Beige Book, will be used to guide discussions at the Fed’s next meeting on Jan. 30-31. The Fed is signaling it will boost rates three times in 2018. However, some economists believe the central bank will need to accelerate rate hikes this year to keep inflation in check. by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer


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Avtek Industries, a superior precision machine shop, celebrated 30 years in business last year. Duane Rhode joined Avtek in its 2nd year and today Duane wholly owns it. Duane was a Journeyman tool and die maker, and after moving his family from Minnesota to Arizona (for our climate), went to work for Sperry Flight Systems. He left Sperry Flight systems after Honeywell bought it out and then joined Avtek. Today, Avtek is a very different company than the one Duane built up during the 1980s and 1990s. It still occupies the 7600 square foot temperature controlled facility that Duane designed and constructed in 1996. It still machines parts made from aluminum, stainless steel, alloy steel, tool steel, beryllium copper and plastics. It is still known for precision turning and milling, and their ability to make very difficult parts. The industries it serves are quite different than the early years, though. After the company went through the aerospace downturn, Duane made a decision to diversify Avtek’s customer base. Today, Avtek supports customers in such diverse sectors as industrial, semiconductor, commercial (including theme parks and actuators for police force training), space (their parts have gone into SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and many other spacecraft), medical, defense and aerospace. When asked what the most unusual/ exciting product made at Avtek was, Duane says, “The brain slicer. We made about 10 of these prototypes that were used to study the brain of Alzheimer patients who had passed away.” He added, “I am also very excited and proud that we made several parts for the Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon Capsule that successfully launched in 2012 and is in orbit around the earth.” Another significant change in Avtek today is the employees. Tonya Henry, Manager of Customer Service, says, “Every employee at Avtek today is a family A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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member. Duane mentored each and every one of us, and we all started in the machine shop.” Tonya is married to Lanny, who is Duane’s grandson. Tonya came to work for Avtek 11 years ago, and she started in the deburr department. Though today Tonya holds an office position, she is quite capable of running any of the CNC machines. And as is the case in small family owned businesses where each person wears many hats, Tonya is also the sales manager for the company. Other family members who are integral to the Avtek Industries team include: Sandra Rhode, Duane’s wife, who is the Secretary and Treasurer. Lanny, Duane’s grandson, who is one of the company’s programmers as well as a machinist and the Shop Foreman. Alicia Chadwick, Duane’s daughter, who is the Shop Supervisor and Quality Manager. Chris, Duane and Sandra’s son, who is a machinist.

Wyatt, Tonya and Lanny’s son, who is a machinist. Tamara Gordon, Duane’s niece, is lead deburr hand and quality inspector. Chantry Chadwick, Duane’s granddaughter, is a deburr hand. Tonya says Wyatt makes Avtek a company that has 4 generations working in it. Avtek supports just more than a dozen customers, and it keeps its customers to a workable number in order to provide superior customer support. Tonya says that Avtek typically manufactures parts in quantities that range from 200 to 1500, though they have been known to support prototypes in very low quantities. Tonya says, “Our On-Time and Quality report cards are outstanding.” Tonya shared a number of report cards, and one customer adds a 3rd metric to its ratings; ‘Responsiveness’. For this particular customer, a supplier must submit a plan for improvement should their score fall below 80. Avtek’s report cards all far exceeded this customer’s minimum requirements. As you can imagine, Avtek launched its business with a number of manual machines. Not only was this typical of the 1980s, but it was also what you would expect from a Journeyman tool and die maker. Nearly 2 decades ago, in 2001, Duane made the decision to purchase his first CNC lathe. Duane says, “I worked along side the machine shop when I was at Honeywell, so I knew the machinists well. When I made the decision to evaluate different CNC lathes, I called my prior colleagues at Honeywell. It was interesting that they didn’t have a Haas machine in the Honeywell shop, but that they highly recommended Haas.” Duane finished his analysis, and purchased his first CNC machine, a Haas SL20 with a bar feeder. (This first Haas machine is still working very well at Avtek, and on the previous page, left side, Duane is pictured in front of the machine with Ellison Machinery/ Haas Dealer Business Development Manager Chris Hansen). Tonya says, “Today we are a loyal Haas (Ellison Machinery) customer.” Duane added, “I have been 100% satisfied with Ellison Machinery, distributor for the Haas machines, and with the actual Haas machines.” Today, Avtek owns 9 Haas machine tools, including 5 lathes and 4 mills. Duane says that the Ellison Machinery/Haas service continues to be outstanding. “We have had very few issues that required service over the years, but when we do, they arrive next day to do the repair.” He added, “99% of the time the part needed to fix the machine is on the truck, but if it isn’t, we get it the next day as it is shipped from Haas’ headquarters in Oxnard, California.” Duane and Tonya both value the fact that the Haas machines are designed and manufactured in the USA.

Chris Hansen suppor ts Avtek for Ellison Machinery. Chris is a degreed manufacturing engineer, and is also a Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer (CMTSE). Chris says, “There is a good reason why Avtek has very few service issues with their Haas machines, even the older ones.” He continued, “Their shop is immaculate and they take care of their machines. It is no wonder their machines perform so well.” Though Chris works with everyone at Avtek, his primary contact within the company is Tonya. (The two are pictured above). Tonya says, “I’ve been working with Chris for about 4 years now, and I really enjoy working with him. He is extremely responsive when I have questions, and he keeps me apprised of new products and cool new things. He sends me ‘Haas Quick Tips’ through email, and our entire team values the annual Haas Demo Days.” She adds, “We have been so happy with Ellison Machinery – why would we look anywhere else?” To learn more about Avtek Industries, Inc., a family owned and operated precision machine shop, contact them at 602-485-4005 or email Tonya Henry, at Contact Ellison Machinery to learn more about the complete line of Haas Machine tools. You can reach them at 480-9685877 or by visiting A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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ArizonaTooling & Machining Association Hosts Successful Dinner Meeting The Arizona Chapter of the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA), is a trade association comprised of member companies located throughout the State of Arizona. The chapter was formed in 1972 and is one of 39 state chapters. The industry supplies the necessary precision tooling and machining for such vital industries as defense,

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Sandia Labs Steps Up Small Business Focus When Dr. Stephen Younger, the relatively new director of Sandia National Laboratories, addressed the Economic Forum in Albuquerque, he stressed the role the labs play in national security. And the role Albuquerque plays in supporting the labs. “We touch every nuclear weapon,”Younger told the audience of about 150 business leaders gathered at Hotel Albuquerque to hear his first address to the group. “Just about anything you can think of in national security, Sandia has been involved in.” Sandia’s mission includes working on national security issues and developing advanced technologies. But it also has long been known as an economic driver for this state — and the small businesses that comprise New Mexico’s economic backbone. Sandia, based in Albuquerque, is homing in on small business, where it spends about $581 million of its $1 billion annual procurement budget. That’s a welcome adjustment. “We will increase small business procurement by 2 percent per year,”Younger said. In turn, Sandia expects its $3.17 billion budget for fiscal year 2017 to increase this year, he said. He also expects employment at Sandia to continue to grow by several hundred people this year. Sandia’s 2017 employment was 12,258 with 10,941 in New Mexico and 1,317 in California. Sandia’s New Mexico staff has increased by 3,000 since 2010, including 1,200 employees relocated to the state over the past five years. The average annual salary of a Sandian in New Mexico is just over $100,000, he shared.Younger used the Economic Forum event to announce a $50,000 donation to the United Way of Central New Mexico — part of the $1.4 million in corporate funds Sandia National Labs donates to the community. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, Honeywell International’s wholly owned subsidiary, took over management of the labs last year. By Candace Beeke – Publisher, Albuquerque Business First


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The private sector also is beginning to see business opportunities beyond low Earth orbit, resupplying a planned NASA “gateway” to Mars and selling thetohardware the spacefaring governments thehelp world answer that question. As a professor, I think Iofcan onwill the need former. to explore the Solar System. For now, though, the objective is more mundane—finding a new rocketwhich enginealltotoo replace RD-180 Manufacturing employment, manyRussia’s folks think is a for good ULA’s securityhealth, launches from Cape Canaveral Vandenberg. sign ofnational the industry’s is about 1.5 million lessand than it was at the start of the Great Recession and about a third lower than at its peak ULA is building familyUS of manufacturing launchers dubbed month in 1979.aWhile hasVulcan gained to onereplace millionthejobs workhorses AtlasofVthe andrecession, Delta IV. Vulcan will be seems powered by BlueStill, since the end that rebound to either be slowing. Origin’s new BE-4 methane-fueled engine or Aerojet Rocketdyne’s the loss of manufacturing employment has been swamped by growth kerosene-fueled Blue Origin up ULA assince a partner in in other sectors.AR1. For every job lost signed in manufacturing December developing thegained BE-4, and ULAinfavors engine over the Aerojet 2007, we’ve six jobs otherthat sectors. The problem is theoffering. new jobs require different skills in different places. Moreover, turnover within Blue Origin President Rob Meyerson says full-scale testing of the BE-4 manufacturing has had a very uneven effect on workers. engine developed for the New Glenn will start in 3-8 weeks. The first ofSince threeabout test engines is installed horizontally company’s graduates launch 2000, manufacturing jobs heldatbythe non-college and testdeclined site in West Texas, 45%, he says, and the test campaign is designed to have by almost while manufacturing jobs held by those progress relatively quickly. with a college degree are up nearly 17%. In net, all the new jobs and

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In the decade since the start of the Great Recession, industrial production (e.g. manufacturing, mining and electricity production) has been a political football for both the left and right. It’s time to stop playing that game, and a good way to start is to review some facts about these industries.

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We are, right now, at the peak of industrial production in the US. The industrial production index peaked in December 2007, then dropped by 15% by the summer of 2009. It took five years to recover to a second peak in 2015. As the world economy dipped in 2015 and 2016, so too did US industrial production.We are back at a record level of industrial output. It’s worth noting that total US industrial production is more than twice what it was in 1979, when employment peaked. And yes, of course, that is adjusted for inflation. Other measures tell the same story. Inflation-adjusted manufacturing GDP will have peaked in fourth quarter 2017, both in dollar and quantity index measures. Importantly, new data value-added manufacturing offers an even more interesting insight. Value-added is a measure of production that subtracts goods used in production. By calculating this across all US manufacturing, we omit spending by factories on imported parts. That number is at a record high. Given the abundance of facts about manufacturing’s strong position the US economy, why would anyone argue that it is even struggling, much less in decline? Other than ignorance or malevolence, I don’t have a good A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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almost all the replacement manufacturing going to college Propulsion engineers at AJRjobs areinbanking on theirare company’s long graduates. That trend accelerated during the recession. experience building large rocket engines to see development of their AR1 kerosene engine as the logical replacement for the RD-180 on ULA’s Geographically, there wasBlue very littlehas relocation of manufacturing Atlas V and upcoming Vulcan. Origin about a 1.5-year head start between rural and urban places since the start of the recession. in developing its new engine, but AJR says it is on track to have the AR1But the longer trend is far more disruptive, with nearly seven ready to power payloads to orbit when it is needed in 2019. times the manufacturing GDP growth in urban American than rural America since “This engine fit has on the Atlas or Vulcan architecture,” said Julie Van 2000. That can trend returned since 2009. This is unsurprising, since Kleeck, vice president, and launch. “It’s need the lowest-risk that is where the newadvanced workers space manufacturing firms are located. way to deal with national security. It replicates, virtually, the Russian performance. uses theagglomeration, same propellant,but theitsame infrastructure. It will to Economists It call this looks like urbanization bedemographers. built in a factory that builds rocket engines that have launched over Since 2001, 60% of all manufacturing GDP growth 2,000 national security missions.” has occurred in just 10 cities, the smallest of which is about 2.2 million people. More than one in four metropolitan areas actually lost manufacturing GDP during this period.

4:07 PM The simple truth is that US manufacturing is doing extremely 6/18/17 well and is enjoying record levels of production. At the same time, the places factories are located and the people who work in them have gone through epic change.The big winners in this transformation are college graduates with technical degrees located in large urban places. This trend will continue for the remainder of the 21st Century. by Michael Hicks, PhD - Professor of Economics Ball State University

Nikola Motor Company Unveils Plans For $1 Billion Manufacturing Hub Building on its earlier announcements relating to the release of a hydrogen fuel cell powered Class 8 semi truck, and also 8,000 preorders, Nikola Motor Company has now unveiled plans relating to the development of a $1 billion manufacturing facility near Phoenix, Arizona. The plan is reportedly for a 500-acre (202-hectare) facility to build the company’s planned hydrogen-fueled semi trucks and associated tech. If completed, the facility will represent one of the largest semi-truck manufacturing plants in the world, according to the company. “Aer 12 months, nine states and 30 site locations, Arizona, Governor Ducey, Sandra Watson and Chris Camacho were the clear front runners. Arizona has the workforce to support our growth and a governor that was an entrepreneur himself. They understood what 2,000 jobs would

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Reshoring Gains Traction in U.S. Manufacturing According to the Reshoring Initiative, an organization that helps manufacturers decide if they can successfully relocate their overseas operations to the U.S., reshoring and FDI (foreign direct investment) job announcements soared in 2017. For the first three quarters of 2017, announcements were up 250 percent from 2016 YTD, representing a gain of nearly 180,000 manufacturing jobs. Over the last 10 years, leaders in the U.S. FDI/reshoring movement include GM` (12,000 jobs), Boeing (7,800 jobs), Toyota (6,000), Mahindra (6,000), Volkswagen (4,000), and Volvo (4,000). In addition, Ford, 02/16/10 Foxconn, Mercedes-Benz, GE, Caterpillar, Polaris, and Intel have each brought back more than 2,000 jobs.

A2Z Metalworker Factors that are accelerating the reshoring movement conditions; 1/3include pagefavorable squaredomestic - 5 3/8economic x 5 3/8" advanced technologies such as automation, robotics, and the Internet of Things; reduced domestic energy costs; the just-lowered corporate tax rate; aggressive tax incentives from various states; as well as increased labor costs overseas.

In particular, the labor cost differential between China and the U.S. has narrowed significantly over the past five years, greatly reducing profits for offshore enterprises. Increased shipping costs further erode the bottom line. Disruption of supply is also a concern with longer supply chains. This is especially true for possible shortages of materials or parts that can only be sourced from a few suppliers, which would have serious impacts on delivery and production schedules. Increasingly, the cost advantage of lower wages overseas is undercut by higher supply chain costs and quality issues.When all these factors are considered together, more U.S. manufacturers are starting to look at the United States as the place to manufacture. “It still takes six weeks to bring a product from China to the U.S., whereas here you have an opportunity to produce that product domestically and get it to the customer in days, instead of weeks,” says John Malloy, CEO for Victaulic, a global pipe and tool manufacturer in Easton, Pa. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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“In fact,” says Harry C. Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative, “regaining a ‘Made in America’ label is the fourth-most frequently mentioned reason for reshoring, out of the 43 reasons that we track.” Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) The key to successful reshoring is truly understanding, at a deep level, the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your product — the complete cost of every step of making that product overseas and shipping it to the United States. Obvious factors are labor costs, materials, quality and rework, waste, and logistics and shipping. However, “most companies make sourcing decisions based solely on price, often resulting in a 20 to 30 percent miscalculation of actual offshoring costs,” states Moser. Other factors — overhead, balance sheet, risks, corporate strategy, and other external and internal business components — must also be considered to determine the true total cost of ownership. The Reshoring Initiative has made it easier for companies to accurately determine TCO with a free online TCO estimator that helps determine these cost factors, allowing company leaders to make informed decisions regarding sourcing and reshoring, or winning bids against offshore competitors. The Tax Advantage The U.S. corporate tax climate is more favorable now than it has been in decades, thanks to the Trump administration’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, the lowest rate since 1939. The legislation also eliminates the corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT), which prohibited companies from deducting research and development costs, or capital investments in low-income neighborhoods. When coupled with competitive state tax credits and incentives, the new tax climate makes reshoring look even more attractive. Souirce: PMA Feature, By: Mark Crawford

Airbus Eyes Ever Higher Production Rates Airbus is studying a further increase in production of single-aisle aircraft as the

Airbus is currently on its way to increase single-aisle output to 60 aircraft, a target it wants to reach by the middle of 2019. Last year, Airbus put out 558 single-aisle aircraft, which translates into an average monthly rate 46, although that has been accelerating in the second half of the year.

The new Airbus sales chief believes that big orders for the A350-1000, its latest widebody, are near. “I have always been convinced that the A350-1000 will be a great success,” he said. “The market is likely moving to a decision point in massive campaigns from large customers,” Schulz predicted. Airbus will deliver the first -1000 to Qatar Airways “in the coming weeks”. It has taken one of its flight test aircraft on a three-week tour through the Asia-Pacific region, and is now on display at the Singapore Airshow.

The company has been debating the move beyond 60 for some time. Schulz’ predecessor John Leahy, who retired at the end of January, has been pushing the manufacturer to raise output further, but Airbus Commercial Aircraft President Fabrice Bregier has chosen to take a more cautious approach.

He argued that the aviation boom in India “will translate into widebodies at some point.” Airlines in the country have primarily ordered narrowbodies. Also, Schulz said that the “next big boom in the region could be long-haul low-cost airlines.”

As recently as May 2016 Airbus stated that it did not consider any move beyond rate 60. “There is no real serious work going into anything beyond that,” Chief Operating Officer Tom Williams said at the time.The change of mind comes after a surprisingly strong 2017 in which Airbus booked 1,055 net orders for its single-aisle products.

Schulz argued that the recent Emirates order for up to 36 more A380s enables Airbus to keep the production line running at an “industrially viable” rate of six aircraft per year. However, “a couple of customers” are still interested in placing orders for the type for use in specific markets. Airbus is also “looking at a few improvements.” Emirates’ latest order is for the current version of the aircraft and not the A380plus.

manufacturer seeks ways to accommodate continued strong demand for the A320neo family.

Airbus is benefiting especially from the ongoing boom in Asia’s air transport industry. It delivered 367 aircraft or 51% of its 2017 production to customers in Asia, Schulz said. The company expects airlines in the region to take delivery of around 10,000 narrowbodies in the next 20 years, in addition to 4,000 twin-engine widebodies and 650 very large aircraft. According to Schulz, Airbus has 65% of the single-aisle backlog in Asia and 60% of outstanding widebody deliveries. Schulz dismissed concerns about constraints in its supply chain. “The industry has changed dramatically,” he said. “The supply chain will continue to be able to cope so that we will be able to raise rates as needed.”

Schulz said it is unlikely that Airbus would have a good use for a new engine proposed for Boeing’s new mid-market airplane (NMA) that could reach close to 50,000 lb of thrust. “Potentially, maybe, but I don’t have personal visibility of the need for it at Airbus.” The manufacturer is considering a further stretch of the A321neo to counter the NMA should that aircraft be launched. Depending on how extensive the modifications to the aircraft will be, a more powerful engine could be needed. Pratt & Whitney’s PW1133G is the family’s currently most powerful engine at a thrust of 33,000 lb. Jens Flottau | ShowNews A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Competitive Engineering Inc. (CEI) Global Design & Manufacturing Of Products Ranging From Surgical Implants to Outer Space Introducing Competitive Engineering Inc. (CEI), a premier engineering and manufacturing company headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.The company, more than 3 decades old, is both ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified, and with more than 10% of its staff engineers, its AS9100 credentials encompass ‘Engineering’. CEI can design and manufacture complete mechanical assemblies, and they support such diverse industries as aerospace, medical, communications, and space. Founder/owner/president Don Martin says, “We design and manufacture products from medial implants to those that go into Outer space.” The company holds patents for several of their inventions.

A little CEI Background… It is true that Don Martin is a Journeyman Machinist and Tool Maker. But early on his professional dream was to own a taekwondo studio. In fact, it was in Houston that Don learned and fell in love with Grand Master Kim Soo’s Chayon-Ryu taekwondo teachings. It was here too that he met his future wife, Charlotte, who was also studying taekwondo. Don says, “I was working in a machine shop in Houston while learning taekwondo, and the shop I was working in was riddled with politics; it was a very negative and counterproductive environment. So at the time I didn’t like the machining industry but I knew I loved taekwondo.” Charlotte and Don married and decided to open their own taekwondo studio.They couldn’t open one in Texas, as all territories were taken, so they looked to Flagstaff to open their business. On their flight into Arizona, Don’s friend picked the Martins up at the airport in Phoenix and brought them to his home in Tucson. Don and Charlotte went to check out Flagstaff. “We didn’t like it but we loved Tucson”, Don says. That was nearly 4 decades ago. The Martin’s studio was immediately successful.The 2 secured contracts to teach at 5 different locations inTucson.After 4 months, though, Don analyzed the financials (and the opportunity) and determined the Martin family couldn’t live on the proceeds of the taekwondo business. Don had to get a job, and armed with his credentials of Journeyman, he easily found work. It turns out that Don didn’t dislike manufacturing or precision machining, he just didn’t thrive in a negative environment that discouraged productivity. Work in Tucson was the opposite of what he had experienced in Houston, and Don again found a passion in his trade. Don’s first assignment was as a temporary machinist working for IBM.The contract lasted 6 months, but when it was over, IBM helped Don find employment with one of their suppliers. During the next few years, Don moved up to General Manager for the shop he was working for. If taekwondo lets you know that Don had a dream of owning his own business, it should come as no surprise after a few years of working for others in Tucson, he would endeavor to open his own business. It was on April 1st, 1987 (April Fool’s Day) that he formed a partnership with 3 machinists in the industry, and the 4 each contributed $20,000 to launch Competitive Engineering Inc. (CEI). Over the years, Don purchased each partner out so that today he and wife Charlotte are sole owners. Over the past 3 decades, CEI, an ISO 9001:2015 / AS9100 Revision D certified company, A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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has earned the reputation as a superior engineering driven company, one that manufactures very complex parts and does it right the first time. Don says, “My grandfather was a chef and spent his life in the restaurant/hotel industry. I cut my teeth washing dishes and bussing tables and now we have brought a little of that ‘restaurant hustle’ to the manufacturing industry.” CEI remains headquartered inTucson,Arizona today. It occupies 2 buildings that total 24,000 square feet and operates 3 shifts (24x5).The company has 2 international satellite locations, one in Guadalajara, Mexico and one in Calamba City, Philippines. Both international locations were selected specifically to support key customers. Don says that his customers called on their suppliers and asked who would provide support with local presence. Don stepped up immediately, and CEI has supported these customers for decades now. The company retains just a handful of customers in order to provide them with outstanding support. For IBM, for example, CEI manufactures all robotic systems for IBM’s tape libraries worldwide. At CEI, there is a cell dedicated to this platform comprised of 9 Haas mills and lathes. It is IBM that initially drove CEI’s expansion into Mexico. When Hitachi purchased this division from IBM, it was Hitachi whose move to the Philippines drove CEI’s expansion into yet another geography.Years later, when Hitachi sold this division to Western Digital, CEI added another loyal customer to its portfolio. Today CEI continues to support IBM, Hitachi and Western Digital, amongst others. Lynn Tilton purchased MD Helicopters more than a decade ago, and she quickly embarked on a turnaround over the next years. Don was one of several suppliers invited to attend the supplier conference early on in the turnaround, where Lynn asked which partners would support her efforts. Don stepped up, and today CEI is one of MD Helicopters’ premier suppliers. CEI also supports customers in the Space industry, where it manufactures gyroscope bodies and a wide range of complex parts destined for outerspace. With its reputation as a manufacturer with exceptional quality and on time delivery, coupled with ‘the toughest’ complex parts, CEI is proud to have added new and innovative customers in the outerspace industry.


Don says, “Generally speaking, once we like a machine tool brand, we stick with it.We started purchasing Haas machine tools more than 10 years ago (the entire IBM dedicated cell is comprised of Haas mills and lathes), and when they performed well for us, we continued over the years to purchase more Haas machines.” He added, “The Haas machines are very well priced, and the Haas dealer (Ellison Machinery) provides excellent service for us. We especially value the fact that they have local service in Tucson. Not only is their support outstanding, but also they make the process very easy. Many others in the industry require prepayment before they will schedule service. This doesn’t happen with Ellison Machinery.”

CEI is owned by a Journeyman Machinist and Toolmaker, so it comes as no surprise that the company provides tooling for its customers. Its machine shop offers milling (4 and 5 axis), turning, grinding (both manual and CNC), 3-D printing, EDM, and lapping, and the company is renown for its engineering, assembly and test capabilities.

To learn more about how CEI Global can help you with your complex mechanical assemblies, contact them at (520) 746-0270 or visit

Ten years ago, CEI brought an exciting new capability onboard by purchasing a tool and molding company, which had been in business for over 25 years, adding plastic injection molding to CEI’s overall list of core competencies.

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How Augmented Reality is Revolutionizing Job Training It’s not just for games -- the next generation of plant personnel are using AR and VR to improve their skills Many studies on millennials show that they are looking for more experiential learning.This is perhaps not surprising, given that they — and the generations following them — grew up in a digital age. In the industrial sector, this savvy plays an important role as it allows companies to train their staff more effectively and quickly. With as many as half of industrial plant personnel due to retire within the next five years, fast knowledge transfer has become critical. To train new plant personnel, we have collaborated with Microsoft on a new solution: The Honeywell Connected Plant Skills Insight Immersive Competency. Employees wear a Windows Mixed Reality headset that uses Microsoft’s HoloLens, the world’s first and A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Negotiators Optimistic for NAFTA Deal, US and Mexico Say Amid the ongoing North American FreeTrade agreement renegotiations, dealmakers in Mexico and the United States are tentatively optimistic about finding a resolution. U.S.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Mexico Foreign Minister LuisVidegaray both said in mid-February that it was important to their governments to renegotiate the deal. NAFTA was established in 1994 to smooth out trade between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.The renegotiation has been ongoing since President DonaldTrump suggested last year the U.S. might withdraw. In April 2017, Trump told the Associated Press, “I am very upset with NAFTA. I think NAFTA has been a catastrophic trade deal for the United States.” Trump blames the deal for allowing companies to more easily outsource business to Mexico. Industry leaders such as Magna CEO Don Walker also said he anticipates a new version of the trade agreement passing muster. Canada-based Magna is the largest auto supplier in North America. by Megan Crouse - Editor - @abmdigi


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United States). On a positive note, the capitalization and amortization requirement does not go into effect until 2022. Corporate and International Concerns - Manufacturers organized as corporations will see a much lower effective tax rate in 2018, with the corporate tax rate reduced to a flat 21% and the corporate AMT repealed. Manufacturers that were subject to the corporate AMT in prior years will be able to use the prior year minimum tax credit to offset their liability, with a portion of the credit refundable from 2018 through 2021.

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For multinational manufacturers, the act imposes a mandatory “repatriation” tax on accumulated foreign earnings.Taxpayers will be subject to a tax of 15.5% on cash (or cash equivalents) and 8% on illiquid assets and may elect to pay the tax over 8 years.

The “Pass-Through Deduction” - Owners of pass-through entities engaged in manufacturing are likely to see a significant benefit from the new deduction for qualified business income (QBI). QBI is generally the net of ordinary business income and deductions effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States, with some limitations. Like the familiar §199, new §199A is limited by taxable income, this time 20% of the individual’s taxable income. Taxpayers are eligible for a deduction of the lesser of their combined qualified business income or 20% of their taxable income. Combined qualified business income is the lesser of 20% of the allocable share of QBI or the W-2 wage limitation.The W-2 wage limitation is the greater of (a) 50% of the allocable share ofW-2 wages paid or (b) 25% of the allocable share of W-2 wages paid plus 2.5% Manufacturers Come Out on Top in 2017 Tax of the allocable share of unadjusted basis of all qualified property. This second category permits manufacturers with lower payrolls to 2Z Mfg.1/4Reform pg.3.2015.OUTLINES.indd 1 3/23/15 6:33 AM take advantage of the deduction. The W-2 wage limitation does not apply to individual owners with taxable income of less than $157,500 The 2017 tax act demonstrates a continued effort to create jobs in the ($315,000 if filing jointly). manufacturing industry. The act eases tax burdens on manufacturers, both corporate and non-corporate, and increases the threshold at which The deduction is set to terminate for tax years beginning after small manufacturers can use preferable accounting methods. While December 31, 2025. manufacturers do lose a much cherished deduction, increased expensing and reduced tax rates should more than make up for the loss. Manufacturers have generally been required to keep inventories and the accrual method of accounting. Only small manufacturers with Deductions and Credits - Taxpayers may immediately expense the full 3-year average gross receipts of less than $1 million were exempt. cost of qualified property acquired and placed in service before 2023 While the IRS provided relief several years ago for taxpayers with (“bonus depreciation”). The act removes the requirement that taxpayers 3-year average gross receipts of less than $10 million, it explicitly are the original user of the property so long as the property is not acquired omitted manufacturers from such relief.The act increases the 3-year from a related person or entity. This additional expensing is set to phase average gross receipts test to $25 million (indexed for inflation) down 20% every year after 2023, and ultimately is set to expire after 2027. permitting any taxpayer who meets the test to use the cash method The act also expands “§179 expensing” allowing taxpayers to immediately of accounting, account for inventories as materials and supplies that expense up to $1 million of the cost of certain depreciable assets acquired are not incidental, and exempt such taxpayers from the uniform and placed in service in the tax year.The amount available for immediate capitalization rules. expensing is reduced by the amount which the cost of the assets exceeds $2.5 million. Unlike the changes to bonus depreciation, the changes to Conclusion §179 expensing are indexed to inflation and not set to expire. PANTONE Process Black PC R:35 G:31 B:32 C:70 M:67 Y:64 K:74

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Though the effects of tax changes vary business by business and taxpayer by taxpayer, the industry overall should see a reduced tax bill. Whether individual manufacturers use that reduction to create jobs remains to be seen. Industry Week By: Ashley Fausset

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Rolls expects the IntelligentEngine initiative to play a greater role in designing more integrated airframeengine combinations as the industry moves towards turbo-electric and hybrid propulsion systems in the future. While elements of the digital strategy, dubbed the IntelligentEngine, have been emerging for several years as engines have become smarter and services more data-driven, Rolls-Royce says leaps in processing power, data analytics, connectivity and cloud computing have enabled a step change in the way digital technology can impact the entire engine enterprise. The IntelligentEngine initiative builds on recently established links between RollsRoyce and tech companies like Microsoft and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) that Goodhead says gives the manufacturer the ability to “supercharge the overlap of products and services.” Rolls and Microsoft agreed in 2016 to integrate advanced analytics into the engine maker’sTotalCare services system based on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. In December Rolls also launched the R2 Data Labs organization aimed at using advanced data analytics, industrial Artificial Intelligence and machinelearning techniques to develop new design, manufacturing and operational efficiencies. Based around a series of Data Innovation Cells housing teams of data experts, the Labs are designed to promote data innovation and build on a digital platform developed in partnership with TCS. Complimentary to the Microsoft system, Rolls says the Tata platform enables data to be captured, shared and analyzed more easily across the entire company. “We are moving towards a world where engines will be connected (to RollsRoyce and the airline infrastructure), and are contextually aware,” says Goodhead. “In the past, we’d have known what was happening inside the engine, but with the

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advent of all this data we can access now, we know much more about where the engine is going and how it is being used. That provides insights into how we can optimize the efficiency, durability and availability of the engine.” “The engine is also becoming much more self-aware through artificial intelligence and machine learning. Ultimately we could see examples of where it has diagnosed an issue and is able to fix itself, perhaps through smart snake robots or a swarm of robots – that’s the pinnacle,” he says. The Rolls initiative comes as arch-rivals General Electric and Pratt & Whitney make similar moves. GE, and its CFM joint venture with Safran, is developing the ‘digital twin’ concept to reduce unplanned engine downtime. The initiative is part of GE’s drive to become a digital manufacturing company and builds on its Predix software platform for the Industrial Internet. Pratt &Whitney, currently introducing its more sophisticated geared turbofan, has introduced the eFAST data ecosystem to reduce operational disruptions and increase utilization. P&W parent company UTC is currently investing $300 million in its Digital Accelerator business. By: Guy Norris | A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Mission Systems a five year, $208 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for the continued procurement, testing and delivery of the AN/USC-61(C) Digital Modular Radio (DMR). DMR provides multiple communication waveforms and multi-level information security for secure tactical voice and data transmissions aboard U.S. Navy ships and submarines. The four-channel DMR is the first software-defined radio to become a communications standard for the U.S. Navy. The latest DMR improvement increases transmission rates while reducing static and other audio noise for crisp, clear voice communications.The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform was added to DMR in 2012 to significantly enhance the Navy’s beyond line-of-site, or satellite voice and data communications by connecting to the MUOS satellite communications network. The radios are also equipped with General Dynamics’ Advanced Infosec Machine (AIM) encryption chip, certified by NSA to handle classified information at the Type 1 – Top Secret level and below. The radios also communicate simultaneously at multiple levels of security, on each of the radios four channels.

CFM Reports Record Orders In 2017;Targets 2018 Delivery Catch-Up With almost 14,300 LEAP engines on order and CFM56s continuing to be produced in larger numbers than forecast, CFM International said it aims to close a 4-5-week gap between planned and actual engine deliveries to Airbus and Boeing by the end of 2018. The General Electric-Safran joint venture produced more than 1,900 engines in 2017, beating the previous record of 1,770 set in 2016, but has fought to keep deliveries of LEAP-1A/1Bs on schedule as production ramps up to support increasing A320neo and 737 MAX assembly rates. Of the 1,900 total CFM engines produced in 2017 1,441 were CFM56s and 459 were LEAP-1A/1Bs. CFM said 95% of the needed dual-source suppliers are in place and expects 100% on board by the second quarter. The planned LEAP production rate is 1,100-1,200 for 2018, growing to 1,800 in 2019 and 2,000 in 2020.The 2018 rate represents a 2.5-fold increase over last year, or around 24 engines per week.

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CFM, which competes with Pratt & Whitney on the A320neo, but is the exclusive engine supplier on the 737 MAX, confirmed it is responding to inquiries by Airbus and Boeing over further potential production rate increases. Airbus is targeting a monthly rate of 60 A320s by early 2019, while Boeing said it is studying a further increase for the 737 beyond the 57 per month it plans to reach in 2019. CFM also is tackling an operational issue that has been isolated to A320neos flown by Frontier Airlines. In circumstances where the engines were left to cold-soak at temperatures as low as -15C (5F) for 4 hr. or more, CFM discovered ice could form inside a PS3 pressure sensor line connecting the high-pressure compressor with the full-authority digital engine control unit. The blockage would cause an error message and subsequent engine shutdown. As all the events occurred at low speed on the ground, CFM said there is no safety issue. By: Guy Norris guy.


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And these days, companies like Google,Amazon and Microsoft are not just big internet companies. They are big hardware makers. As a way of cutting costs and improving the efficiency of the data centers that underpin its online empire, Google designs much of the hardware inside these massive facilities, from the computer servers to the networking gear that ties these machines together. Other internet giants do much the same. In addition to its TPU chips, which sit inside its data centers, the company has designed an AI chip for its smartphones. Right now, Google’s new service is focused on a way to teach computers to recognize objects, called computer vision technology. But as time goes on, the new chips will also help businesses build a wider range of services, Stone said. At the end of last year, hoping to accelerate its work on driverless cars, Lyft began testing Google’s new chips.

Locations in AZ, NC, TX, FL, WI, MN Arizona Facility: 1310 N. Hobson Street Gilbert, AZ 85233 (480) 892-7800 Email: Google Makes Its Special AI Chips Available To Others A few years ago, Google created a new kind of computer chip to help power its giant artificial intelligence systems.These chips were designed to handle the complex processes that some believe will be a key to the future of the computer industry. Last month, the internet giant said it would allow other companies to buy access to those chips through its cloud-computing service. Google hopes to build a new business around the chips, called tensor processing units, or TPUs. Google’s move highlights several sweeping changes in the way modern technology is built and operated. Google is in the vanguard of a movement to design chips specifically for artificial intelligence, a A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Using the chips, Lyft wanted to accelerate the development of systems that allow driverless cars to, say, identify street signs or pedestrians. “Training” these systems can take days, but with the new chips, the hope is that this will be reduced to hours. TPU chips have helped accelerate the development of everything from the Google Assistant, the service that recognizes voice commands on Android phones, to Google Translate, the internet app that translates one language into another. They are also reducing Google’s dependence on chipmakers like Nvidia and Intel. In a similar move, it designed its own servers and networking hardware, reducing its dependence on hardware makers like Dell, HP and Cisco. This keeps costs down, which is essential when running a large online operation, said Casey Bisson, who helps oversee a cloud computing service called Joyent, which is owned by Samsung. At times, the only way to build an efficient service is to build your own hardware. “This is about packing as much computing power as possible within a small area, within a heat budget, within a power budget,” Bisson said.

A new wave of artificial intelligence, including services like Google Assistant, are driven by “neural networks,” which are complex algorithms that can learn tasks on their own by analyzing vast amounts of data. By analyzing a database of old customer support phone calls, for example, a neural network can learn to recognize commands spoken into a smartphone. But this requires serious computing power. Typically, engineers train these algorithms using graphics processing units, or GPUs, which are chips that were originally designed for rendering images for games and other graphics-heavy software. Most of these chips are supplied by Nvidia. In designing its own AI chips, Google was looking to exceed what was possible with these graphicsoriented chips, speed up its own AI work and lure more businesses onto its cloud services. At the same time, Google has gained some independence from Nvidia and an ability to negotiate lower prices with its chip suppliers. “Google has become so big, it makes sense to invest in chips,” said Fred Weber, who spent a decade as the chief technology officer at the chipmaker AMD. “That gives them leverage.They can cut out the middleman.” This does not mean that Google will stop buying chips from Nvidia and other chipmakers. But it is altering

the market. “Who’s buying and who’s selling has changed,” Weber said.

remained fairly stagnant, only rising by 0.1% in the final month of 2017.

Over the years, Google has even flirted with the possibility of designing its own version of the chips it buys from Intel.

The Federal Reserve reported a strong demand for utilities which in turn supported the rise in consumer spending in the final quarter of last year.

Weber and other insiders question whether Google would ever do this, just because a CPU is so complex and it would be so much more difficult to design and maintain one of these chips. By Cade Metz – The New York Times

US Industrial Production IncreaseTwice As Much As Expected In December The level of industrial production in the US increased by 0.9% in December last year, more than double the anticipated 0.4% rise. It is expected the success was due to unseasonably cold weather that resulted in a higher demand for heating. However, the US’s manufacturing output

The unexpected acceleration has led to economists increasing their economic growth estimates for the review period. “This is consistent with the solid growth story,” said Jennifer Lee, a Senior Economist at BMO Capital Markets, Toronto. According to the Federal Reserve, following its fall of 0.1% in the previous month, industrial output rose to 0.9% in December due to gains within the mining industry. A Reuters economist poll suggested that industrial production would expand by 0.4% in the final month of 2017. In the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report, it states “the outlook for 2018 remains optimistic for a majority of contacts across the country.” A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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BMSC (Business Management BMSC (Business Management Systems Consulting, LLC), owned and operated by Bretta Kelly, hosted a training session at RevAZ’s headquarters in Phoenix last month. The training was attended by dozens of people from more than 25 companies, and provided a combined overview of the new AS9100D / ISO 9001:2015 Standard and Internal Process Auditing. Bretta and her long-term colleague Debbie Hart provided the training during the morning session, and in the afternoon (after a delicious and healthy lunch), Lauri Larson of RevAZ provided an overview of how manufacturing entities in Arizona can benefit from its services. Lauri explains, “RevAZ is a revolutionary partnership that combines Government agency’s NIST MEP’s national manufacturing network with Arizona Commerce Authority’s unrelenting drive to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy.” The afternoon portion of the seminar covered Internal Process Auditing, with great interaction from all the companies attending. Prior to founding BMSC, Bretta worked for a number of years in a wide range of manufacturing industries implementing and managing Business Management Systems. Her experience ranges from process control systems for Intel Corporation, ISO systems management at Varian Tempe Electronics to implementation of Business Management Systems for more than 200 Aerospace, Electronics, and other manufacturing companies. Bretta holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Her certifications include Exemplar - QMS Lead Auditor, Probitas - AS 9100 Auditor (Certification #Q08350, #A08350). Bretta began her consulting career in 1999; implementing, managing, training and auditing ISO 1994, ISO 9001:2000 and AS 9100 programs for semiconductor, aerospace, chemical, cosmetic and distribution companies. She also conducts third party audits for several registrars in a wide variety of industries. Currently BMSC helps companies implement, manage and/or upgrade their ISO 9001, AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 systems to the latest standards. In 2017 alone BMSC upgraded more than 50 companies with more than ninety percent of the audits resulting in zero non-conformances, and of the remaining, no more than one or two. In addition, Bretta and Debbie conduct internal audits and facilitate management reviews for BMSC clients on an on-going basis helping them analyze data and implement cost saving improvements in their business operations. Bretta began as a reseller of CIS Software in 2005 and is part owner and President of CIS World Wide Sales Group, LLC. CIS (Continuous Improvement Software) is a fully integrated business management system software, to learn more visit “I want to thank you for the AS9100D/ISO: 9001:2015 overview and internal audit training on January 31, 2018.This was a very informative course. Sam and I learned many new interesting items that we will be implementing at our facility, which includes the process versus checklist auditing procedure. This was an interesting approach and seems to be more observation driven than pass or fail.” Thank you, Randy Blanchard, Quality Assurance Manager, Phoenix Logistics, Inc This is just an example of the feedback we heard regarding BMSC’s seminar. During the breaks we interviewed several attendees to hear their perspective on the training offered. Overwhelmingly attendees appreciated the seminar content, and in particular they valued sharing experiences (trials and tribulations) inherent in the certification process with employees of other companies. In fact, for many, it was comforting to hear that they shared similar experiences. Attendees also expressed comfort in learning that they can challenge auditor feedback, as some of the requirements of the certification are subject to interpretation. “You know your business best” was a key take-away.

Phillip, Super Radiator Coils Super Radiator Coils is a manufacturer of coils. The company provides designs, products and service that exceed their expectations and lead the heat transfer industry.

to attend the seminar.”

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Phillip says, “I am a new employee with Super Radiator Coils. I have a background in the Aerospace industry (formerly with Boeing), but I haven’t been hands-on involved in the ISO or AS9100 certification process in the past.We recently won an aerospace contract, and are looking into AS9100 Revision D certification. This training session has been extremely beneficial for me, providing me with very specific revisions to the standard that we will have to adhere to.”

Andrew, Scott and Donna, Entrepix Entrepix, Inc. is a leading provider of chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) equipment and process services. Entrepix recently upgraded to the latest ISO standard, ISO 9001: 2015. Donna was previously an internal auditor for the company, but the individual who spearheaded the company’s quality efforts recently left the company. Donna says, “In my new position, I will be the primary quality person, and Andrew and Scott will be our internal auditors. This is why the three of us came to Bretta’s seminar today.” She added, “The newest standard has many changes and has been a little confusing for us. Hearing insights and perspectives from other individuals at the seminar who work in different industries was invaluable.” She added, “Bretta and Debbie emphasized that this standard is so new that auditors can interpret processes differently.We know our business best so they encouraged us to challenge the auditors when we feel we are doing something the best way for our business.” Andrew, Scott and Donna highly recommend BMSC seminars.

Kevin, Aeromaritime America

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“I’ve been working at my company for 11 years now, but only became the quality manager about 1.5 years ago. I’ve attended an Internal Audit Seminar with BMSC in the past, and I am finding this seminar today to be extremely beneficial. Bretta’s comments about how to work with the Auditors is particularly enlightening, and I really value the discussions and Q&A that are encouraged in Bretta’s training.” (Kevin has also attended training conducted by RevAZ, including

Deanna, Miles Label Company “We are a family owned and operated business, located in Tucson. We specialize in labels for such industries as medical, aerospace, automotive, food, beverage, and agricultural, to name a few. Today we have 4th, 5th and 6th generation team members active at the company. I am the ISO Director and HR manager, and since we are a small company, I wear many hats. We first started certifying to ISO in 2004. I came to this seminar because I am the only one in the company really involved in the ISO process, and it is beneficial to hear about the experiences of other companies.” She continued, “Going from ISO 9001:2004 to ISO 9001: 2008 was relatively painless for us, but the transition from 2008 to ISO 2001: 2015 was more difficult. I always attend the seminars put on by BMSC because I gain invaluable new insights. Today, we are contemplating AS9100 certification, so this was another good reason

“I just joined K-Zell Metals this past October, and we are preparing to upgrade to ISO 9001: 2015. I helped my company back east upgrade to ISO 9001: 2015 so I know what to expect.” He continued, “I came to this seminar as a refresher, but what I really appreciated is Bretta’s openness to people’s questions and answers throughout the session. This was very applicable for me.”

John, Katmai Goverment Services “I am the Quality Manager for my division. I haven’t worked with BMSC before, but they were highly recommended to me. I came to the seminar because we are planning to transition to AS9100 Revision D this year. This seminar is extremely informative for me. In fact, Bretta and Debbie identified some key processes that I will go back to my office to help improve internally. We are doing much of what they talked about, but perhaps not frequently enough or not deeply enough. We will take more time to review our Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and threats (SWOT), and we will likely institute more frequent management reviews.”

Andrew, Frontier Metals “We are a metals processing house and we just merged with Futureweld. We are NADCAP accredited today. I came to this seminar because I have heard so much about BMSC and since the NADCAP uses many of the same principles as AS9100, I knew I could learn more. It is possible that our new merged company will look at AS9100 certification in the future, and BMSC would be an excellent consultant for us.” A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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More ThanIn'Thank You For Your Service': Upheaval Space Access Beginning Now Arizona State Program Aims To Narrow Military-Civilian Gap Pitches, press conferences and panel

presentations at the annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs A first of its kind 18-credit program aimed at narrowing the militaryheralded a dramatic in launch civilian gap by educating students about American veterans isshift expected to hardware, the spacefaring nations launch during the upcoming fall semester here,as Arizona State University of the world prepare new rockets for officials announced. peaceful and not-so-peaceful access to Enrollment started last month for "Veterans, and Service," ASU's orbit andSociety beyond. first undergraduate certificate dedicated solely to the study of veterans, military culture and how it relates to society. The Pentagon’s deep pockets are fueling a stiff competition for the "The media is flooded with representations of veterans as either homeless U.S. national security launch business. 'head cases,' or as heroes who are placed on a pedestal," said Mark Orbital ATK is introducing avon new Hagen, history professor and the director Office for Veteran launcher,ofasASU's Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJR) and Military Academic Engagement.and "Both are shallow portrayals, newcomer Bluebinary Origin slug it out rendering society unable to make space for conversation. for the right to power United Launch Alliance (ULA) vehicles off the pad in the you struggle withservice' SpaceXisfor Air Force contracts. "'Thank for your a cheap, throwaway line but it's really not enough," von Hagen said. "It's a meaningless gesture unless you follow from its successful reflight of a Falcon 9 first stage, SpaceX is touting itFresh up with something more significant." the reliability gains it sees in reusing launch hardware, while Blue Origin owner andand Amazon founder Jeff professors Bezos is applying a little rock-and-roll Von Hagen a group of ASU are proposing something razzle-dazzle to promote his push to an off-planet civilization $2.5 very significant with the new certificate. The program with takesa an billion reusableapproach rocket named after John Glenn. interdisciplinary on new core tensions and deep-rooted issues

regarding how the wider culture understands and supports today's allThe private sector is beginning see business opportunities volunteer, post 9/11also military force intoorder to develop new bondsbeyond and low Earth orbit, resupplying a planned NASA “gateway” to Mars and understandings. selling the hardware the spacefaring governments of the world will need to Solar System. Forfield now, objective more The explore OVMAEthe proposed this new of though, academicthestudy, whichis will mundane—finding a new rocket engine to replace Russia’s RD-180 be housed under ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Thirteenfor ULA’s from national security launches and fromschools Cape Canaveral Vandenberg. faculty nine departments plus fiveand community



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partnerships have committed for the first year of the certificate program. ULA is building a family of comprised launchers of dubbed Vulcan tocourses, replaceanthe The project structure will be four required workhorses Atlas V and Delta IV. Vulcan will be powered either by Blue internship or capstone project, and electives. Organizers are also hopeful Origin’s new BE-4 methane-fueled engine or Aerojet Rocketdyne’s that veterans are willing to share their experiences. kerosene-fueled AR1. Blue Origin signed up ULA as a partner in developing the BE-4, and ULA favors thattoengine theto Aerojet offering. "We want as many veterans in our classes enableover them be teachers


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Qualcomm agrees $44 billion deal for Dutch chipmaker NXP US chipmaker Qualcomm has bowed to investor pressure and raised its bid for NXP Semiconductors, hoping a new $44bn offer to buy the Dutch company will seal the longstanding deal and bolster its own defences against a hostile takeover bid from Broadcom. Qualcomm’s board unanimously backed the increased offer “based on NXP’s recent strong financial performance, the growth in key strategic areas such as auto and internet of things and our high confidence in management’s ability to execute upon the synergy opportunities”. The company has pursued NXP as part of an effort to diversify its business. While Qualcomm is dependent on smartphones acquiring NXP will allow it to move into the automotive, security and the internet of things. Qualcomm said it had agreed to finance the increased bid with cash on hand and new debt. The agreement marks a significant victory for hedge funds in their efforts to squeeze more money out of Qualcomm, as well as for UBS, which worked with Elliott in a rare example of an international investment bank teaming up with an activist investor against a corporation. By agreeing a new deal with NXP, Qualcomm is also complicating the plans of Broadcom, the Singapore chipmaker that has been trying for months to force its US rival to engage in takeover discussions over its $146bn bid for the company. If it were successful in acquiring Qualcomm, Broadcom has said it would not follow through on a deal for NXP at a price of more than $110 per share.


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The Marriage Of Millennials And Manufacturing Amidst growing pressures from competitors mixed with constantly evolving technologies like IoT and smart factories, the manufacturing industry is changing more than ever before. A recent survey shows 94.6 percent of manufacturers think positively of their company, and believe they are headed for

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Not only is there little agreement on the best solution for this issue, only one of the above options will help long-term in building a strong workforce.As with any problem, the key to the right solution is identifying the underlying cause of the initial issue. In this instance, a multitude of factors can be held responsible, including: Lack of STEM education: While schools used to place a higher importance on science, technology, engineering and math education, the focus is increasingly shifting toward the humanities, and therefore schools are producing fewer graduates in STEM fields. Lack of training programs: Vocational schools are considered an outdated educational trend. Once incredibly popular, skill-based learning centers, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training programs are no longer as widespread as in previous years. The increasing age of the workforce: The individuals that made up the traditional manufacturing workforce, those that built the manufacturing industry post-WWII, are retiring in increasing numbers. Manufacturing’s image problem:The manufacturing industry has a reputation of being dismal, boring and outdated.Today’s millennial workers seek employment opportunities that excite them, and until manufacturing can change its image, it will remain unattractive to the new workforce. After identifying the problem points, it is much easier to decide on a solution. Of the above issues, manufacturers can do nothing

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In addition to ULA engineers, the company powered Class 8 will bring in independent nonadvocate reviewers to studysemi the technical truck, data. and The Air Force also will have a chance to weigh in. also 8,000 preorders, Nikola Motor Company has now unveiled plans relating to the development of a $1ATK billion manufacturing near Phoenix, Meanwhile, Orbital is stepping out offacility the shadows withArizona. a nextgeneration rocket booster to compete with ULA’s Vulcan and SpaceX’s The 9plan for a 500-acre (202-hectare) facilityintermediateto build the Falcon andisitsreportedly planned Falcon Heavy variant for launching semi trucks and associated tech. andcompany’s heavy-classplanned nationalhydrogen-fueled security payloads. If completed, the facility will represent one of the largest semi-truck plantsLaunch in the world, according the company. 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FABRICATION CNC Punching Centers ACC Machinery _______ 602-258-7330 Magnum Precision Mach __ 602-431-8300 S&S Machinery Sales ____ 602-368-8542 Fiber Lasers Revolution Machine Tools ___385-355-0316 Gantry Systems, CNC ACC Machinery _______ 602-258-7330 TMG _____________ 714-778-4142 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 Revolution Machine Tools ___385-355-0316 S&S Machinery Sales ____ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutting/Proc. Center ACC Machinery _______ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales ______ 480-545-0275 S&S Machinery Sales ____ 602-368-8542 Laser Marking Machines Kwik Mark Inc _________815-363-8268 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery _______ 602-258-7330

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:

Mesa Mach Sales _______ 480-545-0275 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers ACC Machinery ________ 602-258-7330 Moore Tool & Equipment ___ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales _____ 602-368-8542 Plate Rolls Revolution Machine Tools ___ 385-355-0316 Press Brakes ACC Machinery ________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales _______ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment ___ 602-455-8904 Revolution Machine Tools ___ 385-355-0316 S&S Machinery Sales _____ 602-368-8542 Punch Presses Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Shearing Machines ACC Machinery ________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Moore Tool & Equipment ___ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales _____ 602-368-8542 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300

Revolution Machine Tools ___ 385-355-0316 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 WaterJet Cutting Systems Desert Machine Sales _____623-826-1025 Flow International _______800-446-3569 Global EDM Supply ______480-836-8330 Flow Waterjet _________ 714-393-3783 Flow Waterjet _________ 415-828-3569 North-South Machinery ___ 602-391-4696 Omax Corp. __________800-838-0343 TMG _____________ 714-778-4142 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery ________602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 INSPECTION EQUIP 3D Measurement Systems Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100 Zeiss Ind. Metrology ______ 800-327-9735 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370 D & R Machinery _______480-775-6462 Kerley Corporation ______ 530-306-1966 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 OGP ______________480-889-9056 Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100 Total Quality Systems _____480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology ______ 800-327-9735 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370 Kerley Corporation ______ 530-306-1966 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871

OGP______________480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems ____480-377-6422 Impression Material Roydent ___________ 480-607-1876 Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech __480-921-3370 Kerley Corporation ______530-306-1966 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100 Total Quality Systems _____480-377-6422 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 Zeiss Ind. Metrology ______800-327-9735 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech __480-921-3370 Kerley Corporation ______530-306-1966 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 OGP ______________480-889-9056 Magnum Precision Mach ___602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach __ 505-345-8389 Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100 Total Quality Systems _____480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology ______800-327-9735 Punch Presses Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 SPC Data Acquis.Equip. D & R Machinery _______480-775-6462 Rapid Optical Inspection Mesa Mach Sales _______480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment ___602-455-8904 Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100 S&S Machinery Sales _____602-368-8542 Repair & Certification Advanced Coordinate Tech __480-921-3370 OGP ______________480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems _____480-377-6422 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 Video Measuring Systems Kerley Corporation ______530-306-1966 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871

480-968-5877 480-298-9782 480-968-0522

Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100 Washington Calibration ____ 480-820-0506 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery ________ 602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery ________ 602-258-7330 EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782 Ganesh Machinery ______ 888-542-6374 K D Capital___________ 480-922-1674 Methods West _________ 602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment ___ 602-455-8904 ReSell CNC West ________ 844-478-8181 S&S Machinery Sales _____ 602-368-8542 Savage Machine Tools _____ 480-773-4080 TMG _____________ 714-778-4142 TSM Machinery ________ 602-233-3757 Zachman Machinery _____ 602-908-3447 ACCESSORIES Abrasives Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 Air Drying Systems Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Band Saw/ Blades ______ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295


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Automatic Barfeeds Of All Types

Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation

200 Oser Avenue Hauppauge, NY 11788 U.S.A.


1-631-273-1010 1-800-645-4174 Fax: 1-631-273-1066 1-800-424-2082

Mike Mills

President West Division

(844) 478-8181 x241

Revolution Machine Tools ___ 385-355-0316 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 Roentgen USA _________ 847-787-0135 _________ 877-501-7297 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 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Cabinets, Custom Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 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


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Don Loveless Tel: 800-686-1679 181 Business Park Dr. Fax: 860-409-2552181 Bristol, CT. 06010 Email:

Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Chucks Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Equip Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Cleaners Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 CNC Lathe Accessories Trusty-Cook __________ 877-240-2462 Von Ruden Manufacturing _ 763-682-0322 CNC Collet Chucks Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook __________ 877-240-2462 Collet Fixtures Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Coolant Systems Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 Hangsterfers__________ 316-640-2462 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 Cooling Fans: Industrial Bud’s Equipment Sales ____435-659-9455 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997

March / Apr 2018

Sandvik Coromant_______ 602-628-4242 Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322 Cutting Tools: Swiss Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Inserts D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462 Toolnet International ____ 602-244-0870 Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 Live Centers Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Royal Products________ 800-645-4174 Dust Collectors Live Tool Holders Lone Arrow__________480-507-8074 5th Axis Fixtures_______ 858-505-0432 End Mills Schenk Intertech________949-360-1512 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Von Ruden Manufacturing _ 763-682-0322 Filtration Equip. Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 Canyon State Oil_______ 800-894-7773 Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 Hangsterfers__________316-640-2462 Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 Master Chemical Corp _____520-310-8912 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Pioneer Distributing Co. ___ 602-278-2693 Qualichem, Inc. ________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ______ 800-367-9966 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories EDM Tooling Systems Schenk Intertech________949-360-1512 EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782 Von Ruden Manufacturing _ 763-682-0322 EDM Performance ______ 800-336-2946 Milling and Turning Products Global EDM Supply ______ 480-836-8330 Von Ruden Manufacturing_ 763-682-0322 Filtermist Mist Collectors Pallet Systems Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Adams Machinery _______480-968-3711 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Grinders D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462 Midaco Corporation ______847-593-8420 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335

An ISO 9001 Company

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

GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300

TMG _____________ 714-778-4142 Parts Washing Equipment Qualichem, Inc ________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _______800-367-9966 R8 Quick-Change Tool System Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Spindles GMN USA ___________800-686-1679 Setco Spindles & Slides ____866-362-0699 Static Tool Holders Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Toolnet International _____602-244-0870 Von Ruden Manufacturing __763-682-0322 Steel Service Center Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Tooling Columns Stevens Engineering ______602-272-6766 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Vises and Vise Jaws 5th Axis Fixtures________858-505-0432 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Stevens Engineering ______602-272-6766 Waterjet Abrasives Barton International _____800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________882-243-9300 Lone Arrow __________480-507-8074 Waterjet Accessories Barton International _____800-741-7756

Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Waterjet Bricks/Hoppers Barton International 800-741-7756 Waterjet Replacement Parts Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Work Holding 5th Axis Fixtures________ 858-505-0432 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Kurt Manufacturing ______ 763-574-8320 Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Stevens Engineering ______ 602-272-6766 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 CONSUMMABLES Cleaning Corrosion Inhibitors Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 Hangsterfers__________ 316-640-2462 Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Pioneer Distributing Co. ____ 602-278-2693 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 EDM Materials & Supplies Adams Machinery _______480-968-3711 Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462 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

Mobile: 480‐320‐0308 

EDM Fluids Hangsterfers__________ 316-640-2462 Pioneer Distributing Co. ____ 602-278-2693 Garnet Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Impression Materials Roydent ____________ 480-607-1876 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Qualichem, Inc ________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Pioneer Distributing Co. ____ 602-278-2693 Qualichem, Inc ________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys ________ 860-289-3820 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys ________ 860-289-3820 Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 Sierra Alloys TSI ________ 800-423-1897 Aluminum Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Metal Supermarkets ______ 480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets ______ 505-858-9953 Samuel, Son & Co. ______ 800-631-9765 Tube Service Company ____ 602-267-9865

Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals Phoenix_____602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque _ 505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum ________877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co. ______800-631-9765 Armor:Commercial Kloeckner Metals ______ 480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Kloeckner Metals ______ 480-389-2883 Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals Phoenix_____602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque _ 505-345-0959 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Kennametal _________ 800-446-7738 TW Metals __________ 800-203-8000 Brass Apache Steel Company ___ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals __________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque _ 505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum ________877-977-6061 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Metal Supermarkets _____ 480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets _____ 505-858-9953 Western States Metals _____801-978-0562 Bronze Apache Steel Company ___ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals __________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500


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Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946

Fluid Power / Mechanical / Tool Products ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Brandon Anderson President

MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL:

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

1008 First Street NE - PO Box 699 - Buffalo, MN 55313 USA Made in USA

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in USA

O mar A D e lfin

T echnicalSalesManager C h e me t all U S ,I nc. 675 CentralAvenue New Providence ,NJ 07974 ollF ree:800-526-4473 ext.2402 F ax:908-464-4658 T el:6192088968 T Cell:619-208-8968 •

Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Carbon Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Cast Iron Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Chrome Rod Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Copper Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Western States Metals _____801-978-0562 Drill Rod Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Extrusions TW Metals ___________800-203-8000 Lead Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Material Sales Jacquet West _________ 310-684-4370 Kennametal __________800-446-7738 TW Metals ___________800-203-8000 Metals Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003

AZ Tool & Steel ________ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co _______ 602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Kennametal __________ 800-446-7738 Kloeckner Metals _______ 480-389-2883 Metal Supermarkets ______ 480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets ______ 505-858-9953 Samuel, Son & Co. ______ 800-631-9765 Sierra Alloys TSI ________ 800-423-1897 Tube Service Company ____ 602-267-9865 TW Metals ___________ 800-203-8000 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ________ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co _______ 602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500

Horizon Carbide ________ 480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295 US Carbide___________ 480-755-3812 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide ________ 480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775 Sandvik Coromant_______ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______ 602-628-4242 The Tool Crib Inc. _______ 702-978-3130 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 US Carbide___________ 480-755-3812 Titanium & Hastelloy Cutting Tools: Custom Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Sierra Alloys TSI ________ 800-423-1897 B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Horizon Carbide ________ 480-968-0957 Tubing & Pipe Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775 Drills AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 LRW Cutting Tools ______ 602-269-1775 Samuel, Son & Co. ______ 800-631-9765 Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295 Tube Service Company ____602-267-9865 Moore Tool & Equipment ___ 602-455-8904 INDUSTRIAL HARDWARE Sandvik Coromant_______ 480-233-0997 TOOLING Sandvik Coromant_______ 602-628-4242 Boring Bars B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 The Tool Crib Inc. _______ 702-978-3130 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 The Tool Crib Inc. _______ 702-978-3130 US Carbide___________ 480-755-3812 Carbide B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants __ 602-277-1342

Jacquet West _________ 310-684-4370 Kennametal __________800-446-7738 Kloeckner Metals _______480-389-2883 Metal Supermarkets ______480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets ______505-858-9953 Nickel Alloys Jacquet West _________ 310-684-4370 Stainless Steel Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Sierra Alloys TSI ________ 800-423-1897 Tool Steel Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Davis Salvage Co _______602-267-7208

Stan Watkins Industrial Account Sales & Technical Support


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Canyon State Oil

(855) 400-2269 Tel

A Division of SC Fuels

(602) 369-5185 Mobile

2640 N. 31st Avenue,

(602) 269-2685 Fax

Phoenix, AZ 85009

Marshall Seely Applications Engineer Metalworking Solutions & Support Group Kennametal Inc. 1600 Technology Way | Latrobe, PA 15650 | USA T +1 800 446 7738 | M +1 509 638 8203

Edward Merkle

General Manager

602-978-3130 1-800-689-8665





Director of Business Operations 21640 N 19th Ave, # C-103,Phoenix, AZ 85027

p. 602.269.1775 f. 602.269.0542 1735 N. 28th Ave #1 Phoenix, AZ 85009

CAD/CAM US Carbide___________480-755-3812 Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Precision Toolholding End Mills Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Products Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Cimatron ____________248-596-9700 Cutting Tools Consultants __ 602-277-1342 5th Axis Fixtures________ 858-505-0432 LRW Cutting Tools _______602-269-1775 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322 Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Reamers The Tool Crib Inc. _______ 702-978-3130 The Tool Crib Inc. _______ 702-978-3130 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 Thread Mills Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 SolidProducts _________480-206-0330 Horizon Carbide ________ 480-968-0957 Software, Inv. Control Fixtures Sandvik Coromant_______ 480-233-0997 Delcam ____________877 335 2261 5th Axis Fixtures________858-505-0432 Sandvik Coromant_______ 602-628-4242 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 Form Tools Tooling Columns/ Tombstones MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Stevens Engineering ______ 602-272-6766 SolidProducts _________480-206-0330 Cutting Tools Consultants ___602-277-1342 Tooling Systems Software, NC Programming Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 LRW Cutting Tools _______602-269-1775 Global EDM Supply ______ 480-836-8330 Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Sandvik Coromant_______ 480-233-0997 Inserts, Indexable Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Sandvik Coromant_______ 602-628-4242 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 PALLET SYSTEMS Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 SolidProducts _________480-206-0330 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Bayer Systems _________602-448-9409 Software, Servicing Midaco Corporation ______847-593-8420 Inserts, PCD/CBN Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Manual Lift Off Pallet Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Systems Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 Bayer Systems _________602-448-9409 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Midaco Corporation ______847-593-8420 MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 ROBOTICS Key Cutters SolidProducts _________480-206-0330 Robotic Part Loading The Tool Crib Inc. _______ 702-978-3130 Tooling Systems Systems Reamers & Drills, PCD Global EDM Supply ______480-836-8330 Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Midaco Corporation ______847-593-8420 PRODUCTS Fluid Recycling Equipment Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Guns Layke Tactical _________602-272-2654 SERVICES Banks Alerus Bank & Trust ______ 480-905-2414 toll free 877.845.7940

Western Banks_________ 480-917-4243 Business Consulting BMSC _____________480-445-9400 Paramount Leadership Group __480-442-7497 Quick Turn Financial______480-385-1220 Rev AZ _____________602-845-1200 STRYDE Solutions _______ 928-710-1463 Calibration Services Advanced Coordinate Tech __480-921-3370 Arizona CNC Equip _____ 480-615-6353 Arizona Machine Calibration 602-663-2384 Field Calibrations ______ 480-756-8828 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 Calibration: Laser Alignment Arizona Machine Calibration 602-663-2384 Calibration: Repair & Certify Advanced Coordinate Tech __480-921-3370 Arizona Machine Calibration 602-663-2384 Field Calibrations ______ 480-756-8828 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 Consulting BMSC _____________480-445-9400 Paramount Leadership Group 480-442-7497 Quality Training Consultants _928-284-0856 Rev AZ _____________602-845-1200 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Contract Inspection Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131 Contract Programming Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711


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5th Mathew Evans Sales and Marketing





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Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Southwest Industrial Rigging 602-920-8837 Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131 Insurance Services Cost Reolution NFP Property & Casualty ___ 480-458-6052 STRYDE Solutions _______ 928-710-1463 Sentry Insurance _______ 877-373-6879 ISO/AS9100 Consulting CNC Training BMSC _____________ 480-445-9400 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Paramount Leadership Group 480-442-7497 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 Gateway Community College _602-286-8050 Rev AZ _____________ 602-845-1200 Data Communication Services legrand_____________888-668-6818 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ _888-572-9642 Leasing and Financing Design Services Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Alerus Bank & Trust ______ 480-905-2414 BMO Harris Bank _______ 602-241-6586 Electrical & Digital Installation legrand_____________888-668-6818 BMO Harris Bank _______ 602-650-3779 Droeg Financial Services ___ 480-345-6575 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech ____ 623-780-4137 Quick Turn Financial______ 480-385-1220 STRYDE Solutions _______ 928-710-1463 Automation & Controls FourPac ____________602-751-2070 Western Banks_________ 480-917-4243 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___ 602-272-4571 Lean Manufacturing Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 BMSC _____________ 480-445-9400 Financial Services Rev AZ _____________ 602-845-1200 Alerus Bank & Trust ______ 480-905-2414 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 BMO Harris Bank _______ 602-241-6586 Management Systems BMO Harris Bank _______602-650-3779 Certification/Training Quick Turn Financial______480-385-1738 Paramount Leadership Group __ 480-442-7497 SBG Capital __________480-897-4988 Machine Tool Utilization Tracking STRYDE Solutions _______ 928-710-1463 E Solutions ___________ 602-524-0192 Manufacturers Rep Western Banks_________ 480-917-4243 Quality Training Consultants928-284-0856 Heavyhaul Machinery Installation Hunter Machine Moving ____ 602-246-8783 IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Hunter Machine Moving ____ 602-246-8783 Omega Morgan________ 800-442-8141 IRH ____________800-334-2409 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 80 • March / Apr 2018 2

7140 Engineer Rd, San Diego, CA 92111 (858)505-0432

Omega Morgan _______ 800-442-8141 Benjamin Johnson ASNT, NAS 410, ASME ASNT Level III #210316 Nadcap, ASTM, RT, UT, MT, PT Southwest Industrial Rigging 602-920-8837 602-578-8109 Machinery Moving Hunter Machine Moving ___ 602-246-8783 Level III NDT Consulting Services, LLC IRH ____________800-334-2409 Training, Certifications, Nadcap Approvals, Responsible Level III, Aerospace, Petrol Chemical Omega Morgan _______ 800-442-8141 Southwest Industrial Rigging 602-920-8837 Schools, Machining & Machinery Storage Training Hunter Machine Moving ____ 602-246-8783 Southwest Industrial Rigging 602-920-8837 Gateway Community College 602-286-8050 Real Estate, Commercial Shipping Preparation NAI Horizon __________ 602-852-3433 C&M Machine Services ___ 602-284-8836 Phil Terry ____________602-903-3762 Systems Integration Recycling Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5877 Barry Metals ___________602-484-7186 Ultimate Presentation Systems 480-966-2000 Broadway Metal Recycling __ 602-795-6328 Transportation Consolidated Resources Inc. ___623-931-5009 IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Davis Salvage Co _______ 602-267-7208 Transportation:Air/Freight/ Phoenix Metal Trading ____ 602-257-4660 Ground Reverse Engineering IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 ARTL _______________602-374-3770 BMSC _____________ 480-445-9400 Working Capital, Credit Lines Klontech Measure Sol ______480-626-8131 Droeg Financial Services __ 480-345-6575 Metalcraft Inc. __________480-967-4889 Quick Turn Financial______480-385-1220 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___ 602-272-4571 SBG Capital _________ 480-897-4988 Rigging STRYDE Solutions _______928-710-1463 Hunter Machine Moving ____ 602-246-8783 Western Banks_________480-917-4243 IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 REPAIR/DESIGN Omega Morgan _______ 800-442-8141 Bar Feeder Repair Schools, Custom Training Edge Technologies _______562-597-7824 AZPMAP _____________602-723-8191 Machine Tool Design/ Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Engineering Gateway Community College _ 602-286-8050 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335

Business insurance solutions for the precision manufacturing industry 1-877-373-6879


Sales Manager

Ph: +1 724 696 4340 x3437 Direct: +1 724 213 7290 Cell: +1 724 309 1940


101 Bilby Rd, Building #2 Hackettstown, NJ 07840


Mike Chonka Regional Manager 2121 N. Grace Blvd #135 Chandler, AZ 85225 (928) 710-1463 •


Machine Tool Rebuilding Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 API Services __________ 757-223-4157 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 DM Machine Repair ______ 480-709-1450 EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782 FourPac ____________602-751-2070 Setco-Pope Spindles ______866-362-0699 The Werks C&C, Inc ______ 602-569-1809 Machine Retrofitting/CNC Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 API Services __________ 757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 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 Gateway Community College _602-286-8050 Design Services Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech ____ 623-780-4137 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___ 602-272-4571

Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Sc Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust ______ 480-905-2414 BMO Harris Bank _______ 602-241-6586 BMO Harris Bank _______602-650-3779 Droeg Financial Services ___480-345-6575 Quick Turn Financial______480-385-1738 SBG Capital __________480-897-4988 STRYDE Solutions _______ 928-710-1463 Maint/Repair Services Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 C&M Machine Services ____602-284-8836 DM Machine Repair ______480-709-1450 D & R Machinery _______480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Southwest Spindle Service __480-837-0368 The Werks C&C, Inc ______602-569-1809 Whiteʼs Niche Products ____602-290-9402 Mold Repairs B&B Tool _________ 520-397-0436 Stamping Repairs B&B Tool. _________ 520-397-0436

P: 888.668.6818 C: 937.479.5381

Prev. Maint Programs Adams Machinery ______ 480-968-3711 Legrand, North America 3555 Kettering Blvd. Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Moraine, OH 45439 API Services _________ 757-223-4157 C2G | ORTRONICS | QUIKTRON Arizona CNC Equip _____ 480-615-6353 RAPIDRUN | WIREMOLD DM Machine Repair _____ 480-709-1450 D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462 Southwest Spindle Service __480-837-0368 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Tool Repair, Coating, The Werks C&C, Inc _____ 602-569-1809 Treatment Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Repair -Hydraulic Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 SAFETY C&M Machine Services ____ 602-284-8836 Mobility Ramps & Stairs The Werks C&C, Inc _____ 602-569-1809 Modular EZ-Access _________ 800-451-1903 Repair - Portable Fire Protection Systems Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 C&M Machine Services ____ 602-284-8836 Rotarex __________ 480-689-8756 TESTING The Werks C&C, Inc _____ 602-569-1809 Component & Failure Analysis Spindle Rebuilding ARTL ______________602-374-3770 API Services _________ 757-223-4157 Testing, Metallurgical Setco-Pope Spindles _____ 866-362-0699 ARTL ______________602-374-3770 GMN USA __________ 800-686-1679 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___602-272-4571 Southwest Spindle Service __ 480-837-0368 WATER TREATMENT Spindle Replacement SYSTEMS C&M Machine Services ____ 602-284-8836 Chemetall __________ 714-739-2821 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 81 • March / Apr 2018 ®






Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

ADDITIVE MFG / 3 D PRINTING Faustson ____________303-420-7422 LAI International _______480-968-6228 ASSEMBLY Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727 CAID Industries ________ 520-294-3126 CAP _____________602-464-9629 Campro Mfg __________602-298-8700 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Competitive Engineering ___520-746-0270 Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 GHT Services__________480-396-1800 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325


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IMCOR Corp __________ 602-245-0148 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Pierpont Manufacturing ____602-233-1335 Precise Metal Products ____602-272-2625 Systems Integrators ______623-434-3136 Unique Tool & Machine ____480-529-9551 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Cable/Harness Assembly Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 Clean Room Assembly Janʼs Inc.____________480-833-7305 L&W Fluid ___________602-323-2560 Fixtures: Assembly Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Unique Tool & Machine ____480-529-9551 Full Board Cable Assembly Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744

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Field Sales & Engineering

4024 E. Casitas Del Rio Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85050 Phone: (480) 284-6618 Cell: (480) 250-9764 Email:

PCB Assembly Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 BAR CODING Sensing Solutions Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Thermo Couples Cleveland Electric Labs ____ 480-967-2501 BENDING Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 Bending: CNC Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625

Brazing: Aluminum Dip Abrams Airborne Mfg ____ 520-887-1727 BROACHING Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 Apache Gear, Inc _______623-934-7144

CASTINGS AATC _____________602-268-1467 Western Cast Parts ______480-250-9764 Castings: Prototype AATC _____________602-268-1467 Western Cast Parts ______480-250-9764 Castings: Production BRAZING Thermal-Vac __________714-702-0488 AATC _____________602-268-1467


Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

Patrick H. Stewart II President

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly

21631 N. 3rd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027 p (623) 492 9400 x215 f (623) 492 9071


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


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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


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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


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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


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Tube Laser Cutting Tube Service Company ____ 602-267-9865 DEBURRING: PRECISION DG Deburring _________ 623-680-5925 J&J Hand Finishing ______ 480-828-2108 DIE CASTING TVT Die Casting ________ 800-280-2278 Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc TVT Die Casting ________ 800-280-2278 DIES Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002

Ilene Price: Steve Bangerter: 4534 N. 44th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85031 602-272-2625


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Precision Die & Stamp’g ___ 480-967-2038 Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole Arizona Wire Specialists ____ 480-829-6530 EDM Tech ___________ 602-278-6666 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech ____________ 480-921-1665 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) EDM Tech ___________ 602-278-6666 Faustson ____________ 303-420-7422 LAI International _______ 480-968-6228 Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech ____________ 480-921-1665 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Electrodes/Reworking Graphel Corp _________ 800-255-1104

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 Clings Manufacturing ____ 480-968-1778 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 Faustson ___________ 303-420-7422 Graphel Corp _________800-255-1104 LAI International ______ 480-968-6228 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Moore Tool & Die _______480-622-1705 Powill Manufacturing ____ 623-780-4100 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Sun Tech ____________480-921-1665 Thompson Machine _____ 505-823-1453 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 ENGINEERING/ PROGRAMMING Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957

IMCOR Corp ___________602-245-0148 Craig Roth President/C.O.O. K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 Pierpont Manufacturing ____ 602-233-1335 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and AssemblySTATION FAA REPAIR 3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Air Gear Industries ______ 602-275-7996 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: FABRICATION(602)370-5777 Abrams Airborne Mfg ______520-887-1727 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 Aero Tech ___________ 801-292-0493 Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 Americhem Engineering_____602-437-1188 Anovaprise___________ 623-551-5775 APMI _____________ 480-668-0024 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 BEL Machining__________480-445-9881 BID Machine, Inc _______ 480-892-7304 CAID Industries _________520-294-3126




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ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C

Mike Sniegowski Precision Grinding for the Aerospace Industry since 1998 2821 W. Willetta Phone: (602) 353-8088

Phoenix, AZ 85009

William Johnson

Marketing Representative 3300 E. 36th St Office: 520-622-8402 Tucson, AZ 85713 Cell: 520-940-6278

Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483 Creedbilt Inc __________ 623-939-8119 Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 Desert Precision Mfg _____520-887-4433 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 FMD Fabrication Services ____602-368-6835 Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating _____602-863-3506 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____ 480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv __480-966-3952 Hollow Metal Xpress ______ 866-936-7001 IMCOR Corp __________ 602-245-0148 JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403 K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 Kirin Manufacturing ______ 520-622-8402 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575 Metzfab ____________ 602-618-2841 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114

Pierpont Manufacturing ___ 602-233-1335 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 RM Garrison Machining ___ 623-582-6544 Scriven Precision_______ 480-961-9775 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Weiser Engineering _____ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Chemical Processing Systems Americhem Engineering___ 602-437-1188 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 Fabrication: Custom Metal Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497

Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 K-2 Mfg ___________ 602-455-9575 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 Fabrication: Medium & Large Abrams Airborne Mfg ____ 520-887-1727 Anovaprise__________ 623-551-5775 APMI _____________ 480-668-0024 BEL Machining________ 480-445-9881 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 Hollow Metal Xpress _____ 866-936-7001 IMCOR Corp __________602-245-0148 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 Kirin Manufacturing _____ 520-622-8402 Metzfab ____________602-618-2841 Pierpont Manufacturing ___ 602-233-1335 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625

Precision Metalworks _____602-455-9575 RM Garrison Machiing___623-582-6544 Stewart Precision Mfg _____623-492-9400 TMM Precision ________800-448-9448 Weiser Engineering ______303-280-2778 FINISHING Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 Kirin Manufacturing ______520-622-8402 Louie’s Black Oxide ______602-257-0530 PAS Technologies _______480-487-1906 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Southwest Powder Coating __602-272-0878

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4045 W. Washington Phoenix, AZ 85009 (602) 267-7575 office (602) 909-5239 cell

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Robert Davis – Owner  

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TVT Die Casting ________ 800-280-2278 Abrasive Blasting Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Dry Film Lubrication CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 PAS Technologies _______ 480-487-1906 Precision Industrial Painting _ 602-256-0260 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917 Electro-Polishing Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Finishing: One Stop PAS Technologies _______ 480-487-1906 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Glass Bead Clean A2Z Sandblasting _______ 602-716-5566 Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 Byington Steel Treating ____ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 PAS Technologies _______ 480-487-1906 Southwest Powder Coating __ 602-272-0878 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing _____ 602-257-0530 Passivation CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies ____ _623-581-2648 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 FutureWeld __________ 602-437-2426 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930

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7237 S Butte Ave. Tempe, Az. 85283

Territory Sales Manager SW

ISO9001 AS9100 NADCAP Certified ITARS Registered

GRAPHEL CORPORATION 6115 Centre Park Drive West Chester, OH 45069 P 800-255-1104 C 480.510.4146


PAS Tech Technologies ______ 480-487-1906 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___602-275-1917 Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome _____602-278-8671 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 RM Garrison Machining ___ 623-582-6544 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting ______ 602-716-5566 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 District 7 Powder Coat _____480-636-1145 Masic Industries _______ 503-232-9109 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC _602-276-1231 Shot Peen PAS Technologies ______ 480-487-1906 Stripping Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 FIXTURES Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Unique Tool & Machine ___ 480-529-9551

GEAR CUTTING Industrial Precision Grinding _310-352-4700 Air Gear Industries ______ 602-275-7996 McFarland Machine & Eng __480-966-1388 Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144 Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 GRAPHITE SOLUTIONS Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 Graphel Corp _________ 800-255-1104 Grinding: Centerless Anovaprise__________ 623-551-5775 GRINDING Air Gear Industries ______ 602-275-7996 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Allset Precision ________ 480-753-1776 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 Anovaprise___________ 623-551-5775 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 Phoenix Grinding _______602-437-8401 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 Ron Grob Co. ________ 970-667-5320 Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 Grinding, CNC/Contour GMN USA ___________800-686-1679 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 Powill Manufacturing_ ___623-780-4100 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical PAS Technologies _______ 480-487-1906 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Grinding… Double Disc Powill Manufacturing _____ 623-780-4100 Ron Grob Co. _________ 970-667-5320 Industrial Precision Grinding _310-352-4700 Steel Services Grinding ____ 800-662-0126 FOUNDRY AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 Sun Grinding _________ 602-238-9595 GAGES Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Grinding, Blanchard GASKETS Systems Integrators _____ 623-434-3136 Air Gear Industries ______ 602-275-7996


Jeff W. Kiszonas

Unique Tool manufactures and designs Tools, Fixtures and Mechanical Assemblies. Also, we offer Prototyping and General Machining.

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Unique Tool and Machine LLC


Precision Honing Specialists Jeremy Johnson Owner

480.577.9774 Gilbert, AZ

AZ ASER ENGRAVING “Leave Your Mark” Sandi & Chuck

602 708 1204


Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Grinding: ID/OD Grinding: Tool & Cutter Air Gear Industries ______602-275-7996 B & T Tool & Engineering ___602-267-1481 Anovaprise___________623-551-5775 Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 CTE______________ 800-783-2400 AzMark ____________480-926-8969 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 HEAT TREATING Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 Atlas Testing Labs _______909-373-4130 National Grinding & Mfg ___602-588-2869 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Osborn Products ________623-587-0335 Controlled Thermal Tech’y___602-272-3714 Ron Grob Co. _________970-667-5320 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 Grinding:Mattison Thermal-Vac _________ 714-702-0488 Sun Grinding _________602-238-9595 Heat Treating/ Aerospace Grinding: OD Atlas Testing Labs _______909-373-4130 Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 National Grinding & Mfg ___602-588-2869 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 Grinding: Profile Heat Treating/ISO9001/AS9100 Anovaprise___________623-551-5775 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Grinding: Surface Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Oven/Aluminum Heat Treating Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Industrial Precision Grinding _310-352-4700 Lynch Brothers Mfg _____ 602-267-7575 National Grinding & Mfg ___602-588-2869 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Osborn Products ________623-587-0335 HONING/LAPPING Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Sun Grinding _________602-238-9595 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869

West ________480-966-2300 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Micropulse W Paramount Honing & Machine 480-577-9774 Sustaining Edge Solutions ___ 888-572-9642 Phoenix Grinding _______602-437-8401 Total Quality Systems _____480-377-6422 Inspection Services, Welding Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___ 602-272-4571 IDENTIFICATION ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Labels & Bar Code BMSC_____________480-445-9400 AZ Laser Engraving ______602-708-1204 Gladhill Assoc _________ 623-939-4412 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Sustaining Edge Solutions ___ 888-572-9642 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 Mobile PartMarking Process Improvement/ Audit AZ Laser Engraving ______602-708-1204 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions ___ 888-572-9642 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) JIGS AZ Laser Engraving ______602-708-1204 B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Allset Precision ________ 480-753-1776 Frontier Techni-Kote ______928-636-0130 MACHINING Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Machining: 3D Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 3D Machine LLC ________480-239-8254 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Allset Precision ________ 480-753-1776 Silk Screen Arcas Machine Inc _______ 480-632-9414 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 L&W Machine Co _______602-323-2560 INSPECTION Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Calibration Pro Precision _________602-353-0022 Field Calibrations ______ 480-756-8828 Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 Washington Calibration ___ 480-820-0506 Machining: 5 Axis Inspection, First Article Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Clings Manufacturing _____ 480-968-1778 Inspection Services Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___602-272-4571 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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Clings Manufacturing _____480-968-1778 Challenger Aero Aerospace _____480-894-0802 Competitive Engineering ___520-746-0270 Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 Evans Precision Machining __623-581-6200 Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166 Glover Precision Inc. ______480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 HK Machining _________602-278-6704 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 JB’s Precision _________623-581-9088 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 Kirin Manufacturing ______520-622-8402 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 LAI International ______ 480-968-6228 LAYKE, Inc.___________602-272-2654 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______602-267-7575 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc. _________480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products ________623-587-0335 Powerhaus Precision _____480-225-8854 Powill Manufacturing ____ 623-780-4100 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 Pro Precision _________602-353-0022 Service & Sales _______ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision __602-438-4670 Systems Integrators ______623-434-3136 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601

Competitive Engineering __ 520-746-0270 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machining _ 623-581-6200 Faustson ___________ 303-420-7422 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng ___520-745-8771 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining _____ 480-699-4856 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Machining: Aerospace AATC______________602-268-1467 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 American Spirit Investments 480-367-9545 Arcas Machine Inc _______480-632-9414 AZ Datum ___________602-687-6331 Avtek Industries _______ 602-485-4005 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg ______ 505-342-2943 Campro Mfg _________ 602-298-8700 Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 88 • March / Apr 2018

Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Contract Aero Design & Mfg ______602-437-8080 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Avtek Industries ________602-485-4005 AZ Datum ___________ 602-687-6331 Campro Mfg __________602-298-8700 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Clings Manufacturing _____ 480-968-1778 Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 Evans Precision Machining __623-581-6200 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 GHT Services__________480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____480-503-1283 Group Mfg Serv. ________480-966-3952 HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 JC Machine & Motorsports___ 602-790-2207 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Pierpont Manufacturing ____ 602-233-1335 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 T-N Machining _________602-278-8665 TVT Die Casting ________800-280-2278 Unique Tool & Machine ____ 480-529-9551

Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Machining: Ceramic O’Keefe Ceramics _____ 719-687-0888 Ceramic: Sapphire, Alumina, Silicon, Aluminum, Quartz O’Keefe Ceramics _____ 719-687-0888 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC _______ 480-239-8254 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322 American Spirit Investments__480-367-9545 Arcas Machine Inc _______480-632-9414 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 AZ Datum ___________602-687-6331 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 BEL Machining_________480-445-9881 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 CAID Industries ________520-294-3126 Campro Mfg _________ 602-298-8700 Challenger Aerospace___ _ 480-894-0802 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Clings Manufacturing _____480-968-1778 Competitive Engineering ___520-746-0270 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483



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Marc Faris 480.200.5571

Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machining __623-581-6200 Faustson ____________303-420-7422 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 FMD Fabrication Services ____602-368-6835 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166 Glover Precision, Inc. _____ 480-464-0150 HK Machining _________ 602-278-6704 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 IMCO Products _________480-632-2252 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 JB’s Precision _________623-581-9088 JC Machine & Motorsports___ 602-790-2207 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 Kirin Manufacturing ______520-622-8402 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co _______602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc.___________602-272-2654 Matrix Machine ________ 480-966-4451 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Metzfab ____________ 602-618-2841 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335

Pierpont Manufacturing ____ 602-233-1335 Powerhaus Powerh Precision _____ 480-225-8854 Powill Manufacturing _____ 623-780-4100 Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625 Pro Precision _________ 602-353-0022 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 RM Garrison Machining __623-582-6544 Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 BEL Machining_________ 480-445-9881 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Campro Mfg __________ 602-298-8700 Systems Integrators ______623-434-3136 T-N Machining _________602-278-8665 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Tech Five Machining ______480-699-4856 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601 Clings Manufacturing _____ 480-968-1778 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483 WC Machine & Tool ______480-507-4620 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 Wire-Tech___________480-966-1591 Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 Machining Custom Cutting Tools GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 US Carbide___________ 480-755-3812 Glover Precision, Inc. _____ 480-464-0150 Machining: Industrial & Repair Graphel Corp _________ 800-255-1104 BEL Machining_________ 480-445-9881 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325

Machining: Large HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 IMCO Products _________ 480-632-2252 Backerworks Mfg _______505-342-2943 JC Machine & Motorsports___ 602-790-2207 Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403 Empire Precision Mach. ___ 480-633-4580 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 Kirin Manufacturing ______ 520-622-8402 HK Machining _________602-278-6704 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Metzfab ____________ 602-618-2841 Systems Integrators ______623-434-3136 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Mach: Turning CNC 3D Machine LLC _______480-239-8254 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Air Gear Industries ______602-275-7996 Precision Metalworks _____ 602-455-9575 Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 RM Garrison Mach’ing _ __623-582-6544 American Spirit Investments__480-367-9545 RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 Arcas Machine Inc _______ 480-632-9414 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Avtek Industries ________602-485-4005 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 AzMark ____________480-926-8969 Stewart Precision Mfg _____ 623-492-9400

Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 Machining Plastic East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 Glover Precision, Inc. _____ 480-464-0150 Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 Machining Precision 3D Machine LLC __ ______480-239-8254 AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 Accutech _____________801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727 Allset Precision ________ 480-753-1776 Alpha Machine ________ 602-437-0322 Arcas Machine Inc _______ 480-632-9414 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 Avtek Industries ________ 602-485-4005 AZ Datum ___________ 602-687-6331 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg _______ 505-342-2943 BID Machine, Inc _______ 480-892-7304 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 Clings Manufacturing _____ 480-968-1778 Competitive Engineering ___ 520-746-0270 Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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1826 W. Broadway Rd,# 46,Mesa, AZ 85202 Phone: 480-225-8854

Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Evans Precision Mach’g ___ 623-581-6200 Faustson ___________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 Glover Precision , Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 HPMP _____________801-619-9850 IMCO Products ________ 480-632-2252 JB’s Precision ________ 623-581-9088 JC Machine & Motorsports__ 602-790-2207 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 Jemelco, Inc._________ 480-804-9541 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 LAI International ______ 480-968-6228 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Lynch Brothers Mfg _____ 602-267-7575 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering ______602-273-7114 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8854 Powill Mfg __________ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 RM Garrison Mach’ing __623-582-6544 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Service & Sales ______ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision 602-438-4670 Stewart Precision Mfg ___ 623-492-9400 Sun Tech ___________480-921-1665 Tech Five Machining _____480699-4856 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Weiser Engineering _____ 303-280-2778 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Machining: Production GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 HPMP _____________801-619-9850 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 JC Machine & Motorsports___602-790-2207 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining ______480699-4856 Machining: Prototype AATC______________602-268-1467 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322 Anovaprise__________ 623-551-5775 Arcas Machine Inc _______480-632-9414 AZ Datum ___________602-687-6331 Backerworks Mfg ______ 505-342-2943 Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Evans Precision _______ 623-581-6200 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150

HPMP _____________801-619-9850 Infinisys ____________602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 JC Machine & Motorsports Motorsports___602-790-2207 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 LAI International ______ 480-968-6228 McFarland Machine & Eng _ 480-966-1388 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8854 Pro Precision ________602-353-00220 RM Garrison Machining__623-582-6544 RMSS ___________ 623-780-5904 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining ______480699-4856 Unique Tool & Machine ____480-529-9551 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________480-966-7376 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Machining: Quick Turn AZ Datum ___________602-687-6331 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 JC Machine & Motorsports___602-790-2207 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 Kirin Manufacturing _____ 520-622-8402 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8854 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC _______ 480-239-8254 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Avtek Industries _______ 602-485-4005 Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957

Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Graphel Corp ________ 800-255-1104 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Infinisys ____________602-276-2276 JC Machine & Motorsports__ 602-790-2207 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 Jemelco, Inc._________ 480-804-9541 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 Systems Integrators _____ 623-434-3136 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Machining: Semiconductor KLK Ind. ____________602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 Machining: Swiss AZ Datum __________ 602-687-6331 Bar-S Machine _________928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005 HPMP _____________801-619-9850 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407 RM Garrison Mach’ing___623-582-6544 Ron Grob __________ 970-667-5320 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407

Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC ________ 480-318-8883 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Laser Marking AZ Laser Engraving _____ 602-708-1204 Laser One Engraving ____ 623-640-9132 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC ________ 480-318-8883 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 MANUFACTURING Abrams Airborne Mfg ____ 520-887-1727 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 APMI __ __________ 480-668-0024 CAID Industries ________520-294-3126 Clings Manufacturing ____ 480-968-1778 Competitive Engineering __ 520-746-0270 Contract Manufacturing Service602-253-4744 Creedbilt Inc __________623-939-8119 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Harschco LLC _________602-617-7514 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Group Manufacturing Serv _ 480-966-3952 IMCOR Corp __________602-245-0148 K-2 Mfg ___________ 602-455-9575 KLK Ind. ____________602-267-1331 Metzfab ____________602-618-2841 MoldWORX _________ 480-668-8400 RM Garrison Mach’ing___623-582-6544 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Scriven Precision_______ 480-961-9775 Systems Integrators _____ 623-434-3136 Manufacturing: Electrode Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Mfg: PhotoChemical Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Etching Fabrication Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493

Southwest Swiss Precision __602-438-4670 Machining: Turning: Automatic American Prec. Machine___ 602-269-6298 AzMark ____________480-926-8969 Challenger Aerospace _____480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g ____623-581-6200 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 JB’s Precision Ind _______623-581-9088 LAYKE, Inc.___________602-272-2654 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 RMSS _____________623-780-5904 Stewart Precision Mfg _____623-492-9400 Weiser Engineering ______303-280-2778 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497 EDM Tech ___________602-278-6666 Fine Line Laser Cutting ____602-863-3196 CAID Industries ________520-294-3126 K-2 Manufacturing ______602-455-9575 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 LAI International ______ 480-968-6228 Laser One Engraving _____623-640-9132 Marusiak LLC _________480-318-8883 McFarland Machine & Eng __480-966-1388 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 Southwest Waterjet-Laser ___480-306-7748 The Metal Man ________800-448-9448 TMM Precision ________800-448-9448 Tube Service Company ____602-267-9865 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Weiser Engineering ______303-280-2778 Laser Cutting:Rotary Axis K-zell Metals, Inc. _______602-232-5882 METAL FORMING Laser Engraving & Etching Laser One Engraving _____623-640-9132 Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497

Laser Marking Laser Engraving Laser Cutting Waterjet Cutting

Creedbilt Inc __________623-939-8119 Desert Precision Mfg ____ 520-887-4433 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 K-2 Manufacturing _____ 602-455-9575 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 METAL STAMPING High Production Precision Precision Industrial Painting _602-256-0260 Stamping Precision Die & Stamping ___480-967-2038 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 Painting& Blast Booths STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 MOLDS Phosphate JWB Manufacturing ______480-967-4600 MoldWORX __________480-668-8400 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Wet Paint/CARC Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Molds: Construction Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 JWB Manufacturing ______480-967-4600 Precision Industrial Painting _602-256-0260 MoldWORX __________480-668-8400 Sandblast/Automated Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Molds: Plastic Injection Screenprinting & Pad Competitive Engineering ___ 520-746-0270 Printing MoldWORX __________480-668-8400 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Molds: Steel Aero Tech ___________801-292-0493 MoldWORX __________480-668-8400 OUTGASING Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 PAINTING Arizona Finishing _______602-438-4443 CAP _____________602-464-9629 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 Hollow Metal Xpress ______ 866-936-7001 Kirin Manufacturing ______520-622-8402 PAS Technologies _______ 480-487-1906 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precise Metal Products ____602-272-2625

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SAW CUTTING Industrial Precision Grinding _ 310-352-4700 SINTERING Western Sintering _______ 509-375-3096 SPINNING: Metal Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 SPLINES Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Empire Precision Mach. ____ 480-633-4580 SPRINGS Custom Springs Compression/Extension/ Assembly/Torsion Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.__ 412-458-4831 Flat and Wire Springs Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.__ 412-458-4831 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 SPRINGWORKS Utah _____ 801-298-0113 STAMPING AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____ 480-503-1283 Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625 Precision Die & Stamping ___ 480-967-2038 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136

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Index of Advertisers 3D Machine ...................................82 Contract Manufacturing Service.......82 Kerley Corporation.................................74 5th AxisFixtures ......................21,80 Controlled Thermal......................................86 Kirin Manufacturing ...............................85 Abrams Airborne Mfg................................85 Creedbilt Inc...............................................25,89 KLK Inc...........................................................88 Absolute Machining & Turning..........89 Current EDM....................................................74 Kloeckner Metals .....................................77 ACC Machinery...............................................73 D & R Mchy...................................73,75,78,79 Klontech Metrology ...............................73 Accutech..............................................................88 Davis Salvage.....................................14,92 KTR Machine..............................................74 Ace Wire Spring & Form Co....................92 Desert EDM Sales............................65,76 Kurt Manufacturing Co........................78 Adams Mach......................................49,73,96 Desert Machine Sales..........................73 L&W Machine Co......................................87 Advanced Precision.....................................80 Desert Precision MFG..........................84 LAI International.......................................82 Aero Spring & Mfg........................................84 DG Deburring..........................................84 Laser One Engraving..............................91 Aero Tech.............................................................89 District 7 Powder Coat........................85 Layke Inc .......................................................83 Air Gear .................................................................86 Dix Metals...................................................78 Layke Tactical..............................................81 Alerus .....................................................................80 DM Machine Repair..............................80 LeGrand..................................................33,81 AllFab Engineering.......................................85 Droeg Financial Services....................81 Leach Laser ..................................................87 Allset Precision.................................................89 Dynamic Machine & Fab......................58,86 Level III NDT................................................80 Alpha Machine ...............................................91 East Valley Precision.............................90 Lone Arrow................................................. 76 American Aerospace (AATC) ................83 Ebbco Inc. ..................................................74 Louie’s Black Oxide.................................84 American Spirit Investments(ASI).....88 Echols Saw & Supply...........................73 Louie’s Gun Finishing............................ 86 American Tools & Metals .................74-75 Edge Technologies...............................76 LRW Cutting Tools ..................................79 Americhem Engineering ........................84 EDM Network....................................32,77 Lynch Brothers ......................................... 86 Anovaprise.........................................................83 EDM Perform Access...........................78 Magnum Prec. ......................13,73-75,95 Apache Gear.....................................................85 EDM Tech...................................................84 Makino ...........................................................73 Apache Steel.....................................................77 Electric Motor Services .......................81 Marshall Tool & Supply ........................79 APMI........................................................................82 Ellison Machinery...........5,61,62,73,75 MarZee....................................................42,85 Arcas Machine Inc.........................................88 Empire Precision Mach......................89 Mario Pinto .................................................80 Arizona Finishing...........................................86 EPSI.................................................................91 Marusiak LLC...............................................91 Arizona Hard Chrome................................86 Evans Precision Mach’g ..................... 85 Master Chemical Corporation......... 76 Arizona Machine Calibration................78 Exactitude ................................................. 92 Matrix Machine ..................................82,83 Arizona Wire Spec.........................................82 EZ-Access....................................................81 McFarland Machine...............................88 Arizona Wire & Tool......................................93 Faustson ..................................................... 82 Mesa Machinery................................67,75 ARTL........................................................................82 Field Calibrations...................................79 Metalcraft Inc..............................................87 Atlas Testing Labs...................................34,93 Fine Line Fabricating Inc. .................. 85 Metal Supermarkets........................77,79 Auer Precision..................................................85 Fine Line Laser Cutting .......................91 Metals Eng & Testing Labs ..................83 AutoDesk ............................................................84 Flex-Pro .......................................................89 Methods West........................................3,75 Avtek........................................................38-39,88 Flow Corp ............................................73,74 Metzfab.........................................................84 Axian Technology.........................................82 FMD Fabrication ....................................84 Micropulse West .......................................82 Ayers Gear & Machining ...................63,71 FourPac .......................................................74 Midaco Corp ...............................................83 AZ CNC ......................................................9,53,73, Foresight Finishing............................... 92 MLC CAD Systems ..................................80 AZ CNC ..................................................76,78-79 Frontier Techni-Kote......................16,91 Modern Industries...................................41 AZ Datum...........................................................89 Ganesh Machinery...............................74 MoldWORX .................................................91 Gateway Community College 52,83 Moore Tool & Equip .........................51,75 AZ Laser Engraving......................................87 AZMARK ..............................................................91 Geiger Electric Inc .................................74 Moore Tool & Die......................................93 AZ Metals ............................................................76 GHT Services LLC................................... 82 Morsch Machine ......................................82 AZ Tool Steel......................................................78 Gibbs Precision Machine ..................90 NAI Horizon.................................................63 B&B Tool...............................................................79 Gilbert Metal Stamping..................... 82 National Grinding & Mfg......................85 B & T Tool & Engr............................................77 Gladhill Assoc ....................................64,87 Nelson Engineering.........................66,84 Backerworks Mfg..........................................89 Global EDM Supply..............................76 Newport Tool .............................................93,86 Glover Precision, Inc..............................87 NFP Property & Casualty.....................80 Barry Metals..............................................40,78 GMA Garnet .......................................50,75 North-South ...........................................7,76 Bar-S Machine Inc.........................................82 GMN USA.............................................52,76 O’Keefe Ceramics..............................67,88 Barton International ...........................48,76 Gold Tech Industries.............................87 OGP.................................................................74 BEL Machining................................................84 GoSynergy .................................................37 Omax...............................................................75 BHC Inc.................................................................47 Graphel .......................................................86 Omega Morgan ........................................92 BID Machine, Inc............................................84 Grindworks ...............................................83 ONA EDM USA..........................................74 Blue Streak Grinding ...........................69,85 Group Manufacturing........................84 Osborn Products ...............................83,85 BMO Harris Bank ...........................................81 Hangsterfers .............................................77 Pacific Swiss & Mfg ...........................68,90 BMSC ...............................................56-57,71,83 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding.......84 Paramount Honing Machine............87 Bralco Metals......................................26,76,77 HK Machining .........................................88 Paramount Leadership Group ........80 Broadway Metal Recycling.............28,81 Hollow Metal Xpress ...........................84 PAS Technologies.....................................85 Bud’s Equipment Sales .............................76 Horizon Carbide .................................... 82 Perfection Industrial Finishing ........90 Byington Steel Treating............................86 HPMP .....................................................60,93 Perma-Finish Inc .......................................91 C&M Machine Service........................80,81 Hunter Machine Moving..................80 Phoenix Grinding.....................................83 CAID........................................................................83 IMCO Products .......................................89 Phoenix Heat Treat................................. 86 Campro Mfg. ....................................................89 IMCOR..........................................................93 Phoenix Metal Trading..........................81 CaseTech..............................................................81 In-Position ...........................................30,88 Pierpont Manufacturing.....................89 Cassavant Machining ................................90 Ind. Metal Supply ............................64,78 Pilkington Metal Finishing..................92 Cassavant CAP .........................................22,92 Ind.Tool Die................................................87 Pinnacle Manufacturing .....................88 Castrol................................................................2,78 Industrial Precision Grinding..........86 Pioneer Distributing Co........................83 Challenger Aerospace...............................87 Infinisys .................................................83,87 Powerhaus Precision.............................90 Chemetall ...........................................................78 IPE Aerospace ...................................44,90 Powill Mfg.................................................... 86 ChemResearch...............................................87 IPG..................................................................86 PPE Engineering.......................................93 Cimatron (3D Systems).........................8,81 IRH ................................................................. 82 Precise Metal Products ........................84 CIS.............................................................................82 ITDE................................................................87 Precision Die & Stamping ............36,82 Cleveland Electric Labs .............................89 J&J Hand Finishing ...............................84 Precision Industrial Painting ..............83 Clings Aerospace ..................................23,89 Jacquet West ............................................78 Precision Repairs .....................................58 CNC Pros................................................15,73,75 Jan’s Inc........................................................88 Pro Precision ...............................................85 Coast Aluminum............................................77 J B’s Prec Ind...............................................87 Productivity, MMT..............................29,73 Coast Industrial Sales..................................81 JC Machine & Motorsports.............................89 Qualichem, Inc............................................77 Coastal Metals..............................................6,78 JD Machine................................................82 Quality Improvement Consulting...81 Coating Tech........................................... 72,83 Jemelco Inc................................................80 Quality Mold...............................................85 Collins Metal Finishing...............................83 K D Capital.................................................73 Quick Turn Financial...........................81 Competitive Engineering.........1,46-47,85 K-2 Manufacturing................................91 R&D Gage.....................................................26 Consolidated Resources....................24,80 K-Zell Metals, Inc.................................... 92 Resell CNC West........................................76 Continental Machining.............................88 Kennametal..............................................79 Rev AZ......................................................60,81 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 94 • March / Apr 2018 2

Revolution Machine Tools..................74 RMG Machining............................. ...55,85 RMSS............................ .................................90 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades.............74 Roentgen USA..........................................74 Ron Grob ....................................................88 Rotarex..........................................................81 Royal Products...................................69,76 Ryerson.........................................................79 S&S Machinery Sales.............................75 Sandvik Coromant ................................81 Sav-On Plating ........................................90 ........................................ 63 Savage Machine ...................................74 SBG Capital ...............................................79 SC Fuels ............................................................2,78 Schenk Intertech ...................................74 Scriven Precision Fab........................... 82 Select Machining ..................................88 Semiray (MISTRAS).........................31,83 Sentry Insurance.....................................81 Service & Sales .................................. ......92 Setco Spindles & Slides .....................78 Sharp Precision Tools ...........................81 Sierra Alloys TSI.......................................79 Southwest Industrial Rigging ..35,81 Southwest Powder...............................86 Southwest Spindle Service...............81 Southwest Swiss Precision...............88 SW Waterjet & Laser..........................18,91 SP Engineering...........................................89 Specialty Turn Products (STP) ...........90 SPRINGWORKS Utah.......................... .92 Star Metal Fluids ......................11,76-80 Steel Services Grind’g ...................66,83 Stevens Engineering ............................77 Stewart Precision Manufacturing.......84 STRYDE Solutions..............................................81 Sun Grinding......................................12,85 Sun Tech ..................................................... 92 Superior Grinding .................................86 Sustaining Edge Solutions.........10,79 Systems Integrators.....................................83 T-CNC ...........................................................88 TMG.........................................................73,74 TMM Precision ..................................82,85 T-N Machining.........................................88 T.S.M. Mach. ............................................. 73 Tech Five Machining......................88,90 TechMark.....................................................85 Temperature Processing ....................87 The Metal Man..................................82,85 The Tool Crib Inc.....................................79 The Werks C&C........................................78 Thermal-Vac .............................................89 Thompson Machine............................84 THT Machining ........................................91 Titanium Coating Services............... 82 TMG.........................................................73,74 Toolnet International ..........................76 Total Quality Sys ......................................77 Tube Service..............................................77 TVT Die Casting................................59,85 TW Metals..................................................78 Ultimate Presentation Systems ....80 United Performance......................20,78 US Carbide Tool...................................... 93 U S Shop Tools ..................................17,76 Unique Tool & Machine.....................86 Uni-Tek..........................................................87 Val-Tech Mfg.............................................84 VonRuden ...........................................78,80 Washington Cal. .............................86 Western Banks ..................................45,79 WC Machine & Tool..............................84 Weiser/Mile High Precision ..............85 Western Cast Parts................................ 82 Western Sintering Co.......................... 92 Western States Metal....................68,80 White’s Niche Products................19,75 Whitley Machine .......................43,85 Wire-Tech...................................................84 Wrico ......................................................54,84 Zachman Machinery............................75 Zeiss Metrology......................................74



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