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Vol. 25, No .2, Mar / Apr 2019

Southwest Edition (AZ, NV, and NM)

CNC PROS Announces Expansion With Its New Regional Tech Center

A2Z Manufacturing SW 1538 E. La Vieve Lane Tempe, AZ 85284



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Editors Corner

25 years ago, I was working for a start-up division at Motorola in Dallas, Texas. My daughter Alyssa would turn 9 , and son Alex would reach 6 years of age at year end. Just about 1000 miles away, Bill Lambert had started up a new magazine, the ‘Arizona Metalworker’. Today, we’re celebrating 25 years, one quarter of a century, since this magazine first launched. Bill had retired from the machine tool industry, in a sales position, and with a high energy level, made the decision to launch a magazine for precision manufacturing, targeted to Arizona.

Well, it has changed pretty substantially since the early days.Today, the magazines are called the ‘A2Z Manufacturing’ magazines (to represent a more comprehensive precision manufacturing industry), and we offer 3 regional editions, the legacy for the Southwest (Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico), the Rocky Mountain, introduced 10 years ago (Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, andWyoming), and theWest Coast, introduced 8 years ago for California, Oregon and Washington. What were we all doing 25 years ago, and what major events occurred a quarter of a century ago? Hmm. Let me think. No Google. No Netflix. No iPhone. In 1994: • The Internet got real, with the founding of bothYahoo and Amazon.We all know about Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos. But less well known is the origins ofYahoo. It was started at Stanford University, founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo, who were Electrical Engineering graduate students when they created a website named “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web”. Not only could you chat to strangers thousands of miles way, but also buying books would never be the same again.

CNC PROS Announces Expansion With Its New Regional Tech Center. Photography by Takashi Sato. Announcements. ................................... 6-27 Feature Articles.................... 30-32,46-47 More Feature Articles .......... 60-61,66-67 Buyers Guide Equipment............... 73-81 Buyers Guide Processes ............... 92-94 Card Gallery .................................. 73-94 Index of Advertisers ............................ 95 Editorial.................................Throughout

Published by: A2Z Manufacturing PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly

Address: 1538 E La Vieve Lane Tempe, AZ 85284 • America Online offers gateway toWorldWideWeb for the first time.This marked the beginning of easy accessibility of the Web to the average American.

• The Sony PlayStation arrived and changed video games forever.The best-selling game on it was “Gran Turismo,” a racing game. • The Segway, a two-wheeled, self-balancing, personal form of transportation, was patented (though it didn’t go into production until 2001). • U.S. troops are withdrawn from Somalia. • WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world’s first Internet radio broadcast. • Apple Computer, Inc. released the first Macintosh computers to use the new PowerPC Microprocessors. This was a major leap in personal computer, as well as Macintosh history.

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CONTRIBUTORS Kim Carpenter Takashi Sato Gene Wirth Hugh Taylor

Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry.

Circulation: The A2Z MANUFACTURING has •The HIV protease inhibitor, an anti-viral drug that prevents HIV from reproducing, was invented. compiled and maintains a master list of approximately • The famous sitcom ‘Friends’ debuts and captures the optimism and aspirations of Millenial 8500 people actively engaged in the precision manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on urbanites everywhere. (It is still one of son Alex’s favorites!) readership of more than 19,300 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical • Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa’s first black president. requirements furnished upon request or you can go And how about this? The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. to The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the Life is indeed vastly different than it was a quarter of a century ago, with changes largely driven contents of any advertisement, and all representations by technology.What will it look like in 25 years, and particularly what will manufacturing look are those of the advertiser and not that of the like then? Who knows, but one thing is certain. Automation will be a key driver in the success publisher. of manufacturing in the years to come. Please enjoy reading about small manufacturing entities The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any here in our region that are embracing technology and change. misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall Until next issue, I wish you an outstanding 2019 and God Bless Our only be the amount of the publishers charge for such Troops! advertising. Linda Daly A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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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 Training Class - Mar 18th – Mar 20th Lathe Training Class – Apr 22nd – Apr 24th 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

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Methods Machine Tools Announces Partnership with Ocean Technologies Methods Machine Tools, Inc., Nor th America’s foremost supplier of leading-edge precision machine tools and automation, has recently partnered with Ocean Technologies Ltd. Inc. to offer high-quality, cost-effective EDM Drills throughout the U.S. and Canada including Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan,Alberta and British Columbia. Specializing in Small Hole EDM Drilling, Ocean Technologies excels at applications ranging from simple wire start holes to advanced full 5-axis EDM drilling applications used throughout the aerospace and energy industries. Known for their high speed and low wear burning technology, Ocean has earned a reputation for high quality, competitively priced EDM Drilling solutions. “We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Ocean Technologies”, said Mr. Steve Raucci, EDM Product Manager, Methods Machine Tools, Inc. “The Ocean EDM Drills broaden our EDM portfolio and are an excellent complement to our line of leading Wire EDM machines.” “Due to Methods’ extensive EDM technology expertise, existing customer base and distribution depth, teaming up with Methods is a natural fit,” said Ms. Sunny Liao, Owner, OceanTechnologies. “We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship.”

The 2018 elections brought many changes to Washington with Democrats now in control of the House and a solidified Republican majority in the Senate. A new Congress means a new opportunity to spread our message! One Voice will schedule meetings for all attendees, who will then have the chance to meet with lawmakers and top aides to discuss how tariffs and a lack of qualified workers affect their business.The federal government plays an outsized role in manufacturing and the Legislative Conference is how we can educate our elected officials about the issues most important to our industry. Help bring common-sense solutions to Washington, D.C. Announcements Continued Page 7 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Announcements & Releases The full line of Ocean models range from easyto-use manual machines to fully programmable 5-axis machines, capable of drilling complex parts. Ocean’s EDM Drills have patented technologies for break-thru detection, and a proprietary HP1+ Power Supply for significantly reduced wear and shorter burn times while reducing energy consumption. The capabilities of Ocean machines include drilling fine holes, even in spherical and curved work pieces, on materials such as hard alloy steels or powdered metals. Also, E-Learning software allows new operators to easily run the machines or seasoned operators to review processes on the fly.

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Gibbs Precision Machine Moves Gibbs Precision Machine is a privately held; family owned machining facility located in Chandler,Arizona. Founded in 2007, Gibbs Precision Machine is a manufacturer with over 70 years of experience that supports many industries. Core competencies include CNC machining (milling and turning) prototype/production components from a diverse variety of materials. President Terry Gibbs invites you to stop by their new shop at 3 South Roosevelt Avenue in Chandler, Arizona or visit Announcements Continued Page 8 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •


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RM Garrison Machining Achieves Grant Helps Products continues to upgrade its machining implementing a system to guarantee a call back 30 minutes. In 2015 KNUTH Machine capabilities to service our customers. ISO 9001 Certifiwithin cation Prepare Students Tools service department was acknowledged with for Machining For more information, contact:Amy Primrosse Stevie® the category Best Customer RM Garrison Machining Inc. is proud to the reveal to theAward world,inthat Industry at 303-469-1771 or visit their website at Service Department the Year. our Quality Management System is certified to ISO 9001:2015ofEd. We have been tightening controls to increase our capacity, quality Several GateWay Community Frank Fontana, Sales expressed, “We are proud inspections, and diversification of product offerings. WithVP thatofbeing Collegeand Precision oursolidify success, in our quality we willMachining said; RMG is ready to take on work whichofwill ourbelieve place as H2 Manufacturing Soluour appreciation a 5 yearArizona. no cost limited warranty on our 15 best-selling machinesbenefited from a $25,000 scholarship grant from the students recently theshow premier CNC shop inwith Phoenix, over the course of the next year. This sets us apart from any other machine in Thetions Genetool Haasbrands Foundation. scholarship grant was made to the Precision the country.” Please visit for additional details. Machining program at GateWay Community City Our plans for expansion and further certification of the QMS will Heidi Hostetter, CEOCollege-Central of H2 Manufacturing allow RMG to separate ourselves from the pack! We believe in is onesooffareleven women honored Campus, which benefittedSolutions, eight students this academic year. for Denver Precision Products customer satisfaction and we pride ourselves onAnnounces craftsmanship vs New Machintheir achievements in business, philanthropy, and government BizWest’s Women of are Dis“This grant helps ease the financial burden ofatqualified students who mass production. Our employees are loyal, hard working, and here ery Purchases tinction Awards April 18th, 2018. to make your business growth plan a successful partnership. interested in machine operation and maintenance coursework,” said James Denver Precision Products upgraded two instructor for the GateWay program. Smith, lead program The eleven women being honored have all Choosing RMG means choosing the best manufacturing practices pieces of equipment at the end of 2017. made considerable contributions in leadership, within the CNC industry. We are here to stay and sustain our place We purchased a MiyanoGraduating BNA-MSY42 highand school seniors, students currently in machining or time, and philanthropy to the Larimer or Weld in the machining and metal fabrication world. a Miyano BNA-42S. These two machines machining technology programs, GED recipients and displaced workers county communities. This year, nine women replaced our older machines, 1983 Miyano (anyone unemployed or looking to re-career) want business, to pursue govan won awards for ninewho different BNC-We 34 are andthe 1993 Miyano BND34S-2. RMG welcomes all to be a partner of our success story. associate degree or technology certificate in machiningcategories, are eligiblealong for ernment, or philanthropic bar and look forward to processing your orders! Although our older machines were still a “Leading Lady”need Award andofan “Outthe scholarship grant.To bewith considered, students a GPA 80% or holding tolerances of +/-.001, our new standing Mentor” Award. Hostetter will be BNA machinesPresident; can hold tighter tolerancesMachining, with a CPK Inc. of 3.30 for +/-.0005. These machines bettertwo by Week 23 of the program which is in the second block of the Tyler Williams; RM Garrison have also increased our productivity for many of our existing parts and have created more Announcements Continued Page 10 623-582-6544 – 8

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Contact us at 888-572-9642 • Announcements & Releases Continued program at GateWay. Each of the eight students received a tool kit worth $1,000 to support continued efforts in employment opportunities upon graduation. These tools also help reinforce their skills using industry standard tooling as opposed to tools that are used for training purposes. “These types of tools are very expensive,” added Smith. “Many companies require their employees to own their tools upon employment and this is a way to help ease the financial burden for the students entering the manufacturing industry.To be honest, I wish we could start all the students off with a tool kit like these.” The eight students were the first to benefit from this scholarship grant at GateWay. For information on the program, visit or call (602) 238-4350 for enrollment services.

United Performance Metals Achieves Pratt & Whitney Lcs Approval In Greenville Service Center United Performance Metals (UPM) has successfully achieved Pratt & A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Whitney-LCS approval from Pratt & Whitney Group. This approval will allow the company’s Greenville, South Carolina branch to begin providing LCS certified materials in both sheet and bar forms to its Southeastern U.S. customer base. Pratt & Whitney is a world-class provider of dependable engines, propulsion systems, parts and services. United Performance Metals is a global leader in distribution of high temperature materials used for critical Aerospace applications. “Achieving Pratt & Whitney-LCS certification in Greenville allows us the ability to provide our customers with the P&W-LCS materials they need in the Southeast region, something we really wanted to do to serve that market at the highest possible standards” stated JJ Johnson, Director of Operations. Mark Ruel, Quality Lead for UPM added “We’re very proud we have obtained our certification in Greenville. This achievement demonstrates our focus on delivering the highest quality standards across the U.S. We want to make it easy for our customers to find the LCS certified materials they need, wherever they are located.” Announcements Continued Page 12

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Announcements & Releases Continued United Performance Metals (UPM), an O’Neal Industries affiliate company, is a global distributor of high-performance specialty metals. UPM’s full line of high strength, high temperature, and corrosion resistant materials coupled with FIRSTCUT+® Processing Services provides quality solutions which support a variety of industries including aerospace, fastener, medical, power generation, oil and gas, semiconductor and many others. UPM is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and maintains nine service centers worldwide. For more information, visit O’Neal Industries (ONI) is the largest family-owned group of metals service centers in the United States. Composed of six leading brands and generating sales of approximately $2.6 billion in 2018, ONI is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 80 specialized facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

Gene Haas Foundation Announces FIRST Robotics Sponsorship The Gene Haas Foundation announced that they are expanding their relationship with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) through sponsorship of the nationwide FIRST Robotics Competitions. For the past 3 years, the Foundation has {Read More} been the primary sponsor of a regional A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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FIRST Robotics Competition held at Ventura College, not far from the headquarters of Haas Automation. The growth of this partnership comes from a natural synergy between Haas Automation, the Gene Haas Foundation and FIRST’s missions: to create awareness of and grow engagement in manufacturing and engineering opportunities for our youth through STEM. CY



Schools that qualify for Gene Haas Foundation funding can allocate a portion of their designated scholarship grant money for sponsorship of their FIRST Robotics team. Details are available on the GRANTS page of the Gene Haas Foundation website. FIRST Robotics has grown in size and stature over the past decade. In recent years,TheWalt Disney Company has designed competitions, including medieval and steampunk themes. This year,The Boeing Company has been very involved in the design of the competition, dubbed “Destination: Deep Space,” in honor of the 50th anniversary of man’s first step on the moon. Announcements Continued Page 14

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FIRST makes it clear, they are about more than just robots. Their impact, explained in their promotional materials is:

The manufacturing sector in the Southwest United States continues to grow, led by strong Aerospace and Semiconductor industries in Arizona. Magnum Precision’s new 10,000-sq.-ft. facility enables it to offer increased levels of customer support, including a dedicated training center. The company will deliver an expanded roster of technical training options, ser vice, applications and technical support, equipment rentals and machine sales at its new location.

• STEM awareness, Skills, and Intent • Innovation and Entrepreneurship • 21st Century Work Skills And their success is difficult to ignore. FIRST programs are succeeding in a number of areas. Last year, 530,000 students on 61,000 teams from 91 countries around the world participated in FIRST competitions, from Lego League to Tech Challenge to Robotics Competition. FIRST also reports that 91% of students participating in a FIRST program express interest in going to college. Furthermore, 75% of FIRST participants have ended up in STEM-related careers. The current season of the FIRST Robotics Competitions is now underway, and it’s crunch time for participants. During the next 6 weeks, students will work together to design, program, build, and test their teams’ robots in preparation for this year’s challenge. Be sure to come visit us for the Innovation Faire at the FIRST World Championships in both Houston and Detroit this spring. Let The Games Begin.

Mazak Distributor Magnum Precision Opens New Facility Mazak distributor Magnum Precision Machines, serving Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Nevada,West Texas and parts of Northern Mexico, will host a special grand opening to celebrate its new, Arizona headquarters located in Phoenix. Scheduled for March 26-27, 2019, the event will feature advanced live machine demonstrations and facility tours from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Z MANUFACTURING 2


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“We’ve partnered with Mazak for many years, and we share their commitment to providing more than the most advanced machine tools available,” said Chris Edgar, owner of Magnum Precision. “With our new facility, we can offer a broader

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Some might assume that, from an automotive industry perspective, the North American Southwest Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a “Michigan Wa t e r j e t automaker issue.” But in fact, the positive impacts and Laser is of NAFTA in the automotive industry touch every pleased to state — and just about every neighborhood — in announce that the U.S. i t r e c e n t ly p u r vehicle c h a s e parts d Motor manufacturing facilities are the Tr umpf located across the country and directly employ T r than u B e871,000 n d Americans. Of course, many more 5130 in order to provide are in or near Michigan, but their tens ofcustomers thousands thevehicle most accurate and cost competitive of with motor parts manufacturing jobs are in parts states possible. like Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky,

Alabama and Illinois. Nearly 32,000 motor vehicle Mike Gudin, owner SWWJ, — says, parts manufacturing jobs areof in California and “The TruBend 5000the TRUMPF is that number does Series not include fast-growing an outstanding bending machine. From automotive technology industry that has swept prog ramming, to and setup, to bending, through Silicon Valley beyond. Just think production productivity will be unmatched. about automated and autonomous vehicles, smart This technology will allow us to bend your cities and grid capabilities enabled by vehicle-toparts (up to communications 120”) with exacting infrastructure and precision vehicle-toand repeatability.” vehicle communications — these current and Announcements Continued Pageparts 18 emerging technologies are motor vehicle

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Hurco-specific featureoncalled NC/Conversational Merge that optimizes efficiencyseems even to further. The GE is focusing efforts driving AM, after a disappointing Q4 2016. This certainly be a smart newest control feature called 3D Import is especially advantageous for Hurco 5-axis machines because approach; Dario Mantegazza, an Avio Aero manufacturing engineer, said it best, when he described 3D the control software Planes for easy 5-sided conversational programming printing as having “nocreates limits Transform to complexity.” GEautomatically Aviation has facilities in Germany and Sweden, where they that eliminates data entry requirements. acquired majority stakes in Arcam and in Concept Laser last year. The company has a factory in Auburn, Alabama, andis also owns AM pioneer Morris Technologies, locatedbyinHurco southwest But Joyce says the UltiMotion the sophisticated motion control system invented that Ohio. determines the optimal little Italiantotown Cameri, and Avio Aero, are anprogrammed important part of GE’s AM business and trajectory runofthe tool, provides consistent feed ratesoverall and reduces cycle strategy time. With will be “at the center of the growth of our additive ecosystem.” UltiMotion, cornering velocity is 2.5 times faster than conventional motion and machine jerk is reduced by half. The plant in Cameri is special, because it uses twenty Arcam-developed AM machines, which fuse together UltiMotion includes up to 10,000 dynamicgun look and isansmart enough toTiAI adapt required layers of titanium aluminide (TiAI) blocks using anofelectron toahead accelerate electron beam. is as 50% lighter by tool path. alloys, UltiMotion different than smoothing thanthe nickel-based and is isbeing used in thethe Cameri plant tofeatures 3D printoffered blades by forCAD/CAM the GE9X jetsoftware engine’s and improvesturbine. upon CAM output by providing better handling of the machine mechanics and dynamics. low-pressure All Hurco CNC machining centers are equipped with UltiMotion. The engineers are able to additively manufacture blades that are four times thicker than ones created with a laser-powered 3D printer,on which is good, considering the GE9X is the largest jet engine ever Power built; the For additional information 5-axis machining visit and check out “The of 20



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U.S. Factory Worker Productivity Rises; Shutdown Limits Picture Productivity of U.S. manufacturing workers rose in the final three months of 2018, but a broader measure of nonfarm business productivity was not reported due to the effects of the partial government shutdown. The productivity of manufacturing workers, measured as the output of goods for each hour on the job, increased at a 1.3% seasonally adjusted annual rate in the fourth quarter, the Labor Department said. That compared with a 1.1% productivity gain for factory workers in the third quarter. A more closely watched measure, productivity for workers at all nonfarm businesses, was not reported in the release. That is because the Labor Department needs output figures from the quarterly gross-domestic-product report to calculate productivity. Number crunchers at Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, which produces the GDP figures, weren’t on the job for weeks when that report is typically compiled. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal projected overall productivity grew at a 1.6% rate in the fourth quarter and unit labor costs advanced 1.7%. Overall worker productivity has mostly grown at a sluggish rate in recent years. Through the third quarter, year-over-year productivity gains have held below 2% since late 2010, the longest such streak on records back to 1948. But productivity for nonfarm business workers increased at a better rate in the middle of last year, advancing at an 3% annual rate in the second quarter and a 2.2% pace in the third quarter, according to revised figures. From a year earlier, productivity rose 1.3% in the 3rd quarter. Source:Wall Street Journal


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Ford Creates Largest 3D Printed Auto Part Ever Rev up your engines and get those motors racing as we explore the wilder side of 3D printing in the automotive industry. If you are a car and truck or racing enthusiast who likes it with an epic dose of flash and glam mixed in too, you have probably heard of professional rally driver 02/16/10 Ken Block (famous for his Gymkhana videos A2Z andMetalworker documentary) and perhaps even envied his drives around -the world—most 1/3wild page square 5 3/8 x 5 3/8"recently tail-spinning from snowy Sweden to the urban

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Ford has been a major sponsor of Block’s, along with a host of other companies, also now contributing to his 1977 Ford 150 ‘Hoonitruck.’ Obviously, this is not your run-of-the-mill vintage truck. Block enjoys some luxuries like remote startup via a smartphone app, but here are some of the more hardcore features that may interest you, to include: •A twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 • 914 horsepower • 702 lb-ft torque • Toyo Proxes ST III tires with 20-inch Turbomac wheels Now, Ford engineers have also employed 3D printing in one of their German facilities to make serious innovations for Block’s truck. It is important to note that along with all the usual benefits of 3D A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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printing—affordability in production, speed in turnaround, ability to create and edit iterations without hiring or waiting on a middleman—the greatest gift is in being able to fabricate parts that simply were not possible before. For this project, the Ford engineering team was behind the creation of a complex geometry that took five days to make. Using aluminum as their material of choice (just one example of the wide range of materials available today offering extreme strength and durability for industrial endeavors), they created the largest 3D printed piece made from such a material for functional use in a vehicle. The intake manifold required a web like structure that could not have been manufactured with conventional techniques: “We are fortunate to have access to incredible technology, but this was one project that pushed us—and our computing power—to the absolute limit,” said Raphael Koch, an advanced materials and processes engineer at Ford of Europe. Historically, the technology and processes used in automobile manufacturing has been just as fascinating (if not more so) as the products themselves. That trend has never stopped, propelled even further today with the advent of 3D printing and additive manufacturing and its wide use in the auto industry; in fact, some cars are now being completely constructed along those lines. The aluminum 3D printed intake manifold Leading manufacturer s like Ford have been using 3D printing since its inception, mainly for prototyping, and long before the mainstream even had a clue about technology that would come along and rock the world not only with a major cool factor, but also allowing for infinite possibilities in creation never before imagined. Check out more heart-stopping footage of Block below, putting his Mustang to the test in Colorado—speeding up to the top of Pike’s Peak, one of the states most famous ‘fourteeners.’by Bridget Butler O’Neal | 3D Printing


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Automotive Manufacturing Leads the Way as Digital Factory Market Grows to US$673 Billion in 2030 The Digital Factory market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 33% to reach US$673 billion in 2026. According to a new report published by ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies, these sales include the actual hardware revenues for entire industrial robots, collaborative robots, connected PLCs, intelligent industrial battery management systems, electric motors, pumps, tank management systems and smart glasses as well as data and analytics service revenues, device and app platform revenues, connection revenues, network service revenues, professional service revenues and security service revenues for all the above applications plus asset tracking and other equipment monitoring. Of these applications, only asset tracking includes connections both on and off the factory floor. “Currently, most manufacturing equipment still communicates in proprietary protocols and connecting it in a cost-efficient way without too much custom code often requires the expertise of IIoT integration specialists such as Telit or PTC Kepware,” said Pierce Owen, Principal Analyst at ABI Research. “For new factories, we have started to see how telcos and network infrastructure vendors can deploy private LTE, but so far, it only works if the plant owner has the negotiating power to demand cellular connected equipment from all its suppliers. These early deals could build trust and open new opportunities for cellular A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Armed With Cash, Scottsdale Ammunition Manufacturer Makes Push Into Defense Industry Ammo Inc., a Scottsdale-based ammunition manufacturer, has raised millions of dollars from private investors over the past year that will help bolster its expansion into the defense munitions industry. The company, with corporate offices in Scottsdale and a manufacturing facility in Payson, raised about $10 million in equity financing in April 2018 and raised $1.71 million in debt financing earlier this month, according to multiple regulatory filings. The company is now out raising more equity financing, and has recently sold $194,000 of new $10 million equity offering, according to an SEC filing on Jan. 9. It has raised between $17 million and $20 million since it was founded in 2016, said Kathy Hanrahan, president of Ammo’s Global Tactical Defense Division. The most recent funding will be used to complete the acquisition of Wisconsin-based Jagemann Stamping Co., which serves multiple markets, including the ammunition casing and projectile sectors, Hanrahan said. Led by CEO Fred Wagenhals, Ammo is known for making ammunition products for the sporting industry, but it has recently made a push to capture a share of the lucrative market for defense munitions. The company said last August it would expand its product line and enter U.S. military channels. One month later it completed its acquisition of SW Kenetics, an Arizona-based research and development firm with a portfolio of modular projectiles primarily designed

for military use. “The vision for the CEO when he formed Ammo was to actually innovate the ammunitions industry through technology, and that’s what the company has been doing,” Hanrahan said. “It’s acquiring technology that gives us that edge.” Hanrahan previously held a number of executive positions at Taser International, now known as Axon Enterprise, including chief financial officer when the Scottsdale company went public in 2001. Axon is best known for its line of Taser weapons used by law enforcement. “In my time with Taser, we did an amazing job disrupting the industry,” Hanrahan said. “[Ammo] has the ability to do the same thing in the ammunition space. We have an innovative line of products that fills a need that’s been unanswered.” The defense industry is a major piece of Arizona’s economy.The Department of Defense doles out about $61 billion in contracts around the state on an annual basis. By Derek Hall – Editorial Intern, Phoenix Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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7 months ago, CNC PROS Co-owners Ray Beauregard Jr. and Cornel Loghin made yet another bold decision to differentiate their company: THE CNC PROS Pledge: “Any new machine tool investment made with CNC PROS that requires a service call will have a qualified technician onsite within 24 hours of the first request. If CNC PROS misses the first 24 hour window, the customer will receive a $500 service credit for every 24 hour window missed.”

career. A couple of years ago I met Ray, coowner of CNC PROS. Initially, we used Ray and company for machine maintenance and servicing. Their service was outstanding – both from their machine tool knowledge and from their amazing customer service. About a year and a half ago, we purchased our first machine from CNC PROS, a Kitamura Machinery Mycenter-2XD Sparkchanger. It is a compact, powerful, allin-one Vertical Machining Center designed for fast, accurate simultaneous 3-axis machining. Our latest acquisition from CNC PROS just arrived at the shop. This Kitamura Supercell-300G is a 5-Axis multi-pallet (20) Horizontal Machining Center for our production machining. It is our entrée into 5 axis machining. Application Engineering Manager Brian MacDonald, is here today, working with our programmer. The team at CNC PROS doesn’t sell you a machine; they sell you a solution, one that they will support you with throughout the life of the machine. They are committed to making their customers successful. There isn’t another machine dealer I’ve encountered who offers this level of support – CNC PROS is just so much better than others in the industry.” Jon, Machine Shop Manager a very useful asset if they opened a machine tool dealership. And so this happened. CNC PROS was launched 5 years ago, in January of 2014.

Cornel says, “We haven’t had to issue a credit yet.” Ray adds, “What other dealer can you go to where the owners have tools in the back of their trucks?” If a machine shop has purchased at least 1 machine from CNC PROS, they will service every machine in that shop, regardless of where or when it was purchased, Ray says. Ray and Cornel first met 20 years ago when they worked together in the service department for a dealer in Arizona.They became business owners and partners when they launched their service business 14 years ago. Ray says, “Our service business was successful, but it was totally driven by how many hours Cornel and I could work.” The two knew that their service capabilities on nearly any CNC machine could be A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The two owners knew that if they were to open a machine tool dealership in a mature (and crowded) market, they would have to be different, be better, in so many ways. Cornel says, “We were the dark horse, a long shot in this industry.” Ray adds, “People wondered how two service guys could sell multi-pallet systems.” By all measures, it seems to be working. There are so many reasons why CNC PROS has grown more than 30% each year since they have been in business. As we go to print, CNC PROS is moving into its new facility. It is much larger than the building they occupied up until now – which was ~3000 square feet with a 1400 square foot

“I recently purchased my first machine from CNC PROS; it was an INDEX C200 production 3 turret turning machine. Prior to this machine tool purchase, I was using Ray and the CNC PROS team for scheduled maintenance on all my machines. Ray also introduced me to a tool monitoring system that we’re using now. The only thing I can say about the service at CNC PROS is, ‘it’s amazing!’ They have taken service to a new level - I don’t know how I will ever be pleased with anyone else’s service capabilities. It is, without doubt, the best service we have ever gotten. When we have an machine down, whether it’s evenings or weekends, the CNC PROS team does everything in their power to get us up and running again.” Frank, Machine Shop Owner

turn his part. We looked at the part and knew there was no way that he could make the part with a mill/turn process.We instead proposed a horizontal machine with multi-pallets.The customer purchased our solution and he says that his customer told him when he delivered the finished parts that they were the best ever made.” Ray says, “Our goal is to help our customers work smarter, not harder, and that means productivity is #1. Generally speaking, we advocate horizontal machining versus vertical machining. If a shop adds a 2 pallet horizontal machine versus a vertical machining center, for example, he will likely be 30% or more productive.” CNC PROS has, Ray and Cornel believe, some of the best machine tool lines in the industry. They include:

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Months ago, Kitamura invited a select 5 dealers in the United States to an Executive Dealer meeting. CNC PROS was invited to attend, and Cornel says, “We were the newest dealer at the meeting, with only 3 years carrying Kitamura’s line.” He continued, “It was an honor to have been invited to participate in this forum.”

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showroom. Ray says, “Our new building, centrally located in downtown Phoenix, is 6800 square feet with a 4700 square foot showroom. We expanded our building substantially because it will take on a new role: it will be the Regional Tech Center for our machine tool partners.” He continued, “Now dealers throughout the Southwest and West Coast don’t have to take their customers back East to see a machine – they can come to CNC PROS.” CNC PROS Regional Tech Center will house some of the most advanced technologies available, with a focus on Advanced Manufacturing. Ray says, “We don’t believe the future of manufacturing is in rows of standard 3 axis machines.” Cornel added, “When we meet with customers, we don’t take the approach of focusing on specifically what they say they need. We look at their business and examine how we can help them build parts faster and less expensively. In the end, we want our customers to take a part from start to finish with just one touch.” Cornel shares a story about a recent sale to a customer. “He had a proposal in his hand from another machine too dealer for a machine that would mill/

of the German company Grob-Werke GmbH & Co. KG, builds universal (5 axis) machining centers that are like no other.The retractable spindle and swivel-rotary table provide unmatched accessibility to the work piece. They are easy to install and maintain and provide outstanding performance in high-precision industries like automotive, medical, aerospace, mold & die.

As stand-alone units, they are ergonomically designed for shops with small-to-medium production volumes requiring manual part exchanges. If you need high-volume or lightsout production, GROB provides automatic pallet-changers, automation systems, and expanded tool magazines. Ray says, “We added the GROB machining line to our portfolio at CNC PROS specifically for our customers who need a superior machine with a larger envelope for their parts.”

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commercial service robotics, IDC. “Slowdown?” Santagate replied. “What slowdown?”Okay, maybe for certain industries, such as auto making, continued sluggishness could be coming down the line, he conceded. “But we expect to see demand for robotics overall to grow around 20% each year for the next 5 years,” Santagate said. He and other experts in the space say that even if U.S.-Chinese trade tensions escalate, there likely will not be a reduction in demand for robotic arms, as well as for end effectors, or specialized tools, that are paired with the arm; think hands, or, rather, talons. Of course, a malaise in automotive manufacturing inherently can’t be couched as anything but potentially troublesome for robotics, as the auto industry is the largest buyer of industrial robots. However, even as there was an ebb in robot sales to automakers, other industries experienced significant increases in orders. Nonautomotive industries cumulatively experienced more than 20% growth in orders during the first three quarters of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, Santagate said.

Industrial Robotic Arms Race Leaves Experts Asking ‘What Manufacturing Slowdown?’ New Year’s Day hangovers were still being nursed when analysts around the world, spotting declines in various industrial activity indexes, blew their noisemakers: The U.S.-China trade spat was causing a global manufacturing slowdown. But it turns out there’s at least one corner of manufacturing that seems to be on the upswing, and on a pace, even amidst trade tensions, to experience a spurt during the next few years: industrial robotic arms. Analysts at industry research firm IDC recently forecast that the total market for robotics spending will reach nearly $120 billion in 2019, an 18% increase over last year’s spending. By 2022, the size of the robotics market – robots, drones, and all related technology and services – will total $210 billion. Around half of that will be in manufacturing, said John Santagate, research director of A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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This past fall, the International Federation of Robotics released its annual World Robotics Report that examined global sales of robotic ar ms using 2017 data. Some 381,000 “units” worth $16 billion shipped in 2017, an increase of 30 percent. “Industrial robots are a crucial part of the progress of manufacturing industry,” Junji Tsuda, President of the International Federation of Robotics, said. Robots within manufacturing are evolving as more types of cutting-edge technologies rise to the fore. These technologies include skill lear ning, failure prediction utilizing AI and the burgeoning realm of man-machine-

collaborations, Tsuda said. By 2021, the annual number of robots being supplied to factories around the world will reach about 630,000 units, the IFR said. A closer look at one particularly massive sub-sector of robotic arms – we’re talking Full Metal Popeye, or what’s known as the heavy payload market – reveals further positivity.The size of the heavyweight sector alone is expected to reach $14 billion by 2025, up from around $10 billion as of 2017, according to Allied Market Research. Despite all of this anticipated positivity for the robotics sector, there rightfully remains palpable consternation among humans employed in manufacturing. Robotics evangelists emphasize that the rise of machines is not to be feared – that it’s merely an extension of a centuries-old rolling arc of innovation that impacts, ultimately, job descriptions more than net total of jobs available for humans. But even the pro-robot champions admit that not all assembly line workers can be re-assigned. Add to this picture the possibility of a protracted, perhaps worsening, trade spat, as well as a continued drip feed of negative manufacturing activity statistics – the latest U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) reading (December’s), for example, revealed the weakest pace of expansion in the manufacturing sector in 14 months – and it’s not easy to feel super psyched if you are made of flesh and bones, and work in a factory.

“We are really seeing a global [manufacturing] slowdown into this year,” Irene Cheung, an ANZ Asia strategist told Reuters on January 1. In Asia, particularly, export-oriented countries are hurting. Asia is most firmly in the grippers of automation. This is especially true for China. As a manufacturing juggernaut, China represents the largest market in terms of industrial robotic arms sold and purchased. But there’s another motion being sensed here: decades of strict population control measures have reduced China’s available workforce, leaving it even more reliant on machines. According to IFR, five major markets comprised roughly three-fourths of total robotic arm sales in 2017: China, Japan, South Korea, the U.S. and Germany. China, which has the strongest demand, enjoys the largest market share, producing 36 percent of the total supply in 2017. With sales of about 138,000 industrial robots (2016-2017, up 59%) China´s sales volume surpassed the total sales volume of Europe and the Americas combined. Foreign robot suppliers increased their sales in China by 72%, up to 103,200 units. This includes robots produced locally by international suppliers in China. This is the first time that foreign robot suppliers have a higher growth rate than the local manufacturers, the IFR said. Chinese robot suppliers, meanwhile, saw their market share decrease, from 31 percent in 2016 to 25 percent in 2017.

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is for farm to become self-sustaining IFS, thethe global enterprise applications company, by 2020. has released a primary research study of 200 North American manufacturing executives So Rivendale can try things at once which reveals more thanmore half of respondents than others can. But its efforts, experts say, expect their budgets for digital transformation are part of a broader trend among small to increase in the next two years. farmers seeking to raise healthy food and livestock using also less fossil fuel, fertilizer and The IFS study reveals that substantial processed feed. investments have already been made in

digital transformation initatives, to “We’re seeing greater use of leading modern atechnology 26 percent increase sinceina smaller, 2015 study in and tools soilcompanies saying their enterprise software based farming, and that vision is being did a very good embraced or good job wholeheartedly at preparing Rivendale,”them said for digital transformation. the Jack Algiere, farm director atBased Stoneon Barns results from the study, IFS believes digital Center for Food and Agriculture, a nonprofit transformation will Hills, continue to York, accelerate farm in Pocantico New that in coming years since only 5 percent of has been a leading advocate for sustainable respondents expected their budgets to agriculture on small farms. decrease. Tull bought the land in 2015, and construction IFS’s results areyear. corroborated analyst started the next It is now a by diversified research indicating a groundswell of investment operation with milking cows, breeding cows, in digital transformation. According to a vegetable crops, corn for feed, chickens,study even by IDC, global digital transformation spending honeybees. will reach $1.7 trillion by 2019, increasing 42 percent over 2017.pasture ”According the Rivendale, including land, to cover 2018 Gartner Digital Business Survey*, crops and woods, spans 175 acres. Farming59 in percent midsize (MSEs) intend Americaofhas been enterprises consolidating for decades, to pursue theirsize digital ambitions by acres both with the average of a farm being 444 optimizing and transforming their statistics. business in 2017, according to government for digital Andthe more thanera.” half of the value produced

by the nation’s agricultural sector is generated by a small fraction of very large farms, 2,660 acres on average. Rivendale’s milk, eggs and produce are sold to selected local restaurants and hotels. It also supplies food to the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Steelers, in whichTull is a part-owner. Walk into the dairy barn at Rivendale and there are no people — only cows, an automated feed system and three robotic milking machines. The Rivendale cows are milked four times a day on average, when they feel ready, compared with the traditional twice-a-day regimen when humans manage the milking. And its Jersey cows produce 15 percent more milk than the average for the breed, with a higher protein and butterfat content, said Christine Grady, general manager of Rivendale.

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As US Payrolls Rise 312,000, Manufacturing Adds Most Jobs in a Year U.S. employers added the most workers in 10 months as wage gains accelerated and labor-force participation jumped, reflecting a robust job market that nevertheless faces mounting risks in 2019. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 312,000 in December, easily topping all forecasts, after an upwardly revised 176,000 gain the prior month, a Labor Department report showed. Average hourly earnings rose 3.2% from a year earlier, more than projected and matching the fastest pace since 2009. Meanwhile, the jobless rate rose from a five-decade low to 3.9%, reflecting more people actively seeking work. The dollar surged, U.S. stock futures remained higher and Treasuries tumbled following the strong report. Hiring and wage increases will support consumer spending and offer some respite after a spate of weak economic data and cuts in corporate revenue forecasts fueled stock-market jitters. Still, it may be hard to replicate such labor-market gains in 2019 amid the U.S.-China tariff war, softening manufacturing, a housing slowdown and a projected cooling in global growth. From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Manufacturing added 32,000 jobs in December. Most of the gain occurred in the durable goods component (+19,000). Manufacturing employment increased by 284,000 over the year, with about three-fourths of the gain in durable goods industries. Manufacturing had added 207,000 jobs in 2017. The figures brought the 2018 payrolls gain to 2.64 million, up from 2.19 million in 2017. Economists have expected the pace of gains to ease this year, consistent with their forecasts that gross domestic product growth will moderate amid the trade war and a fading boost from the Trump administration’s tax cuts. Even so, President DonaldTrump is likely to cheer the results as evidence that his policies are still boosting the economy, rather than dragging it down. What Our Economists Say This is the strongest employment report of this economic cycle -- hands down. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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While we’ve seen greater job gains in some months, the plus300,000 number along with another increase in average hourly earnings clearly signals that the economic expansion ended 2018 on strong footing. Perhaps most surprising was the two-tenths rise in the unemployment rate due to an increase in participation. It’s one month of data, but talk of the Fed cutting rates in the near future should be off the table for now. -- Tim Mahedy, Bloomberg Economics The labor strength spanned most industries, including the biggest gain in construction since February, and the most manufacturing jobs added in a year. Private service providers boosted payrolls by 227,000, the most in more than a year, amid gains in education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and retail. While the unemployment rate increased to a five-month high, it may not be much of a concern because the participation rate rose to 63.1% -- the highest since September 2017 -- from 62.9%. The jobless rate remains well below the level that central bankers consider sustainable in the long run. Average hourly earnings for all private workers rose 0.4% from the prior month following a 0.2% gain, the report showed. The annual increase followed a 3.1% advance. Another measure, average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory workers, increased 3.3% from a year earlier. While worker pay has risen very gradually during most of the economic expansion, companies have been competing more vigorously in recent months to attract and retain workers. Private payrolls rose by 301,000, well above the median estimate of 185,000. Government payrolls increased by 11,000. The employment-population ratio, another broad gauge of labormarket health, was unchanged at 60.6%. The average workweek increased to 34.5 hours from 34.4 hours in the prior month; a shorter workweek has the effect of boosting average hourly pay. The U-6, or underemployment rate, was

unchanged at 7.6 percent.This measure includes part-time workers who want a full-time job and people who are less active in seeking work. In annual revisions to data based on the household survey, the unemployment rate for October was increased to 3.8% from 3.7%. Labor Department economic releases are proceeding as scheduled, as the agency isn’t part of the partial federal- government shutdown. By Shobhana Chandra, Bloomberg

Rail Network To Pump Millions Into New Mexico In 2019 A segment of central New Mexico’s rail service is set to get a multimillion-dollar investment. Texas-based BNSF Railway released its 2019 capital program for New Mexico on Wednesday, which calls for $80 million to be pumped into the state. The investment will include more than 850 miles of track surfacing, the replacement of about 20 miles of rail and laying roughly 200,000 railroad ties. BNSF will emphasize the Southern Transcon rail line, which runs from Chicago to Southern California and passes through central New Mexico. BNSF will add a fourth track on the Clovis Subdivision in Belen. Joe Sloan, director of public affairs for BNSF, said extending the track in Belen was essential for the volume of train cars that runs through the subdivision, which can range from 80 to 100 cars a day. “The Southern Transcon is the primary route for BNSF’s intermodal franchise. Building upon our investments totaling more than $1 billion in 2018 on the route, the extension of the quadruple track in Belen highlights our commitment to provide a safe, efficient and reliable network to our customers,”

said Keary Walls, general manager of operations for BNSF’s Southwest Division, in a statement. Sloan said there isn’t a specific timeline for adding the fourth track as it will be worked on throughout 2019. The city of Albuquerque noted over the summer that it needs to use its transportation infrastructure better in order to bolster the local economy. Randy Trask, president of the New Mexico Trade Alliance, pointed out the BNSF railway as an advantage the city could use. The rail network has invested about $555 million in the state over the past five years, according to a news release. In total, BNSF plans to invest $3.57 billion in its 2019 capital plan. Of the total investment, $2.47 billion is set to replace and maintain core network, $760 million is planned for expansion and efficiency projects and about $340 million for freight cars and other acquisitions. By Ron Davis – Reporter, Albuquerque Business First A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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MAKstride is best introduced through the credentials of its founder Dr. Monty Moshier — they are just that impressive. Here are some notables: • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), California Polytechnic University. • Masters in Science, Virginia Tech University. • Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University. • Assistant Professor Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona. • Inventor of theTREKK line of prosthetics and recipient of 2 patents. When you send your parts to MAKstride you literally get the expertise that comes from a gifted engineer, teacher, and inventor. The precision machine shop offers a wide variety of services, including: 1) Waterjet cutting 2) CNC machining (mill, lathe, 5-axis) 3) In-house material testing 4) Assembly 5) Design of new products for manufacturability through Monty’s Engineering Design Company They can machine a range of materials including, carbon fiber composites, fiberglass, glass, and metals (including exotic metals). MAKstride was founded by Dr. Monty Moshier. He first became interested in prosthetics at age 11 when his father lost his leg below the knee in a lumber milling accident. While Moshier was earning his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, his father’s prosthetist asked for help with a new prosthetic foot he was developing. He began consulting A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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on prosthetic design and manufacturing and in 2006 he launched his own company, MAKstride manufacturing. The company was born in the Moshier’s garage in Saint George, Utah. MAKstride prosthetic feet are fabricated from lightweight, high strength materials using precision machining, casting, laminating, and molding processes. The unique design lets users feel more connected to the ground they walk on due to the absence of the compression heel and the reversed calf shank. Together they provide a more natural experience for the amputees. Five years ago Monty received an offer to teach Solid Mechanics as a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, and once he accepted the position, he moved his family and the business from Saint George, Utah, to Prescott Arizona. Monty says, “Over the past decade we have expanded our business with some machine tool purchases. These purchases include a number of Haas machines, a couple of waterjets, some material (stress) testing equipment, and inspection equipment (a Mitutoyo CMM). These purchases have allowed us to have the capacity, to begin offering precision machining to a number of customers, many in the aerospace, robotics, and other industries.” The company also achieved ISO 9001 certification and they are in the process of certifying to AS9100 which will coincide with their completed implementation of their new ERP software suite. Chris Hansen, Sales Engineer for Ellison Machinery, supports MAKstride. Chris says that he first met Monty when he knocked on the door of the company in Prescott. Chris says, “Monty told me I didn’t need to call on him, as the company purchased only used Haas machines.” Chris wasn’t put off by the owner’s ‘recommendation’, and continued to stop by the shop to talk with the machinists. “They were familiar with our company”, Chris elaborates,

our business with new customers in the aerospace, defense and medical industries, I would need to go a step further in our equipment with the addition of 5 axis machining.” Monty was very pleased with the Haas machines he had purchased over the course of his business. “Haas machines, made in the USA, are very good machines. When you take good care of them, they just keep working.” He continued, “We just made a part for an aerospace customer on one of our older Haas machines (circa 1994). We regularly cut titanium and carbon on our Haas machines.”

“because they have used our Service Depar tment for spare parts and nonroutine maintenance.” Chris says that he is so impressed with MAKstride’s capabilities to do most repairs and maintenance on their older Haas machines, as well as their ability to make outstanding, difficult parts, even when all they have had was older machine tools. Monty admits, “We love the Haas machine tools — they are exceptional for cost, value and performance.” In late 2017 Chris contacted MAKstride with a great deal. He says, “I had been talking for months with GarrettWeaver (Production Manager and Lead Machinist) about MAKstride’s requirements and ‘areas of improvement’ with their current machines.When a customer had to postpone an order for their Haas ST-15Y lathe with live tooling, this put it into our inventory and I knew this was an excellent machine addition for MAKstride’s business. Things worked out and the company purchased their first new Hass machine, the Haas ST15Y with live tooling.” Chris says, “The Haas ST Series high-performance turning centers were designed to provide setup flexibility, extreme rigidity and high thermal stability.The ST-15 is an extra-small footprint, big-bore lathe that provides a generous work envelope. It is ideal for high-volume, high-production environments.” Garrett says, “We were outsourcing ‘pyramids’ we need for the TREKK prosthetics to a company in China because we couldn’t make them cost effectively. Once we had the Haas ST-15Y with live tooling, we were able to bring the pyramids back in house and we’re manufacturing them for just about the same price we were paying the Chinese company. Today we have the benefit of competitively priced pyramids done in house and instead of a 12 week turnaround we can manufacture them as needed and we control the quality.” Monty made the decision to purchase his first new CNC machine when he bought the Haas ST-15Y.This gave him the opportunity to see the immediate productivity gains a new machine offers compared to older machines. Monty says, “I knew that if I wanted to grow

There was no question about whom MAKstride would procure their 5 axis machining center from. Monty says, “We’ve been using Ellison Machinery for parts and service since we moved to Prescott 5 years ago. Their service is absolutely amazing - hands down they offer the best service we’ve ever had from a machine tool distributor. It’s like night and day.” Monty continued, “Last September, we made the decision to purchase the Haas 5 axis trunnion on a VF-4.” MAKstride purchased used Haas machines for their first years in business. Monty says, “When we were a young company, we could only afford used machines. The new machines have such great features, and so many opportunities for productivity improvements - we’ll buy new going forward whenever possible.” Garrett says, “Our 5 axis capabilities with our Haas VF-4 now means we can bid on work we couldn’t previously bid on.We are using it for parts that are 3+2 with compound angles and in general for parts where position accuracy is difficult.We are also using it on a part we did on our 3 axis Haas machine. It used to take 10 operations and today we are doing it in 2 operations.” Garrett has machined parts on a variety of machines over the course of his years in precision machining and he admits, “I’ve always liked the Haas machines.” Monty says, “We make our own molds for our prosthetic feet. We will be starting a new mold for our next product line. We will make the new mold preforming one operation using our new 5 axis Haas machine.” He continued, “We purchased the tool pre-setter for our Haas VF-4 and we’ll never buy a machine without one.” Chris elaborates, “Through automatic tool probing you can easily offset a new tool and also can check for excessive tool wear.” MAKstride is an exceptional precision machine shop with a superior team. Today two of Monty’s sons, Konner and Kameron, along with about a dozen employees, support MAKstride’s customers throughout the USA. To learn more about how they can support you, contact them at 928-460-6054 or visit To learn more about the USA designed and manufactured Haas machines, contact Haas Factory Outlet / HFO130, a Division of Ellison Machinery Company, at 480-968-5877 or visit their website at A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Pinal County Buys Land For Lease, Eventual Sale To Electric-Car Maker Pinal County purchased 500 acres of land in Casa Grande to be leased and eventually sold to Lucid Motors Inc., which plans to create a $700 million production facility on the site. The Arizona plant’s focus will be on the Lucid Air, an all-electric luxury sedan the company claims has a 400-mile range and top speed of 200 mph. The county stepped in to help the deal by consolidating the land under one ownership that eventually would be sold to Lucid, Pinal County Manager Greg Stanley said.The county closed on the land at the end of 2018, spending $29.94 million through the issuance of bonds. As part of the agreement, Lucid will pay $1.8 million per year in rent for the first four years of the agreement, and will buy the land in the fifth year, Stanley said. The county will break even on the deal. Lucid eventually plans to employ 2,300 people at the site, which is expected to begin construction in the second quarter of this year. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Lucid is required to keep funds in an account that, if the plant does not come to fruition, will be used by the county to complete infrastructure improvements on the site to make it a shovel-ready industrial park. Most of the land was owned by Scottsdale-based Saint Holdings before being purchased by the county. Kirk McCarville of Land Advisors brokered a deal for 80 acres from a separate seller of adjacent land, which was purchased by the county as part of the 500-acre total purchase. Saint Holdings is owner and developer of the Central Arizona Commerce Park, which contains the Lucid land. “We have quite a bit of interest in the northern parcels,” said Jackob Andersen, president and CEO of Saint Holdings of the Central Arizona Commerce Park, which is also part of an opportunity zone. “We are open for business on the neighboring sites, we hope the others will get auxiliary uses.” Saint Holdings also owns and is developer of the Inland Port of Arizona in Coolidge, where Nikola Motor Co. plans to build a manufacturing plant. Nikola plans to manufacture its hydrogenelectric semi-trucks at the facility. Andersen said he sees a good opportunity for Arizona to become a manufacturing hub for high-tech alternative fuel or autonomous vehicles. By Corina Vanek – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal


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Pitches, press conferences and panel As I’ve been visiting withValley business leaders so far this year, the state presentations at the annual Space of the economy has been popping up in the conversation. Symposium in Colorado Springs a dramatic shift in about launch With the cautionary tales comingheralded from national economists hardware, as the spacefaring nations possible headwinds later this year along with the recent stock market world prepare new rockets for machinations, I wanted to checkofintheagain with respected Phoenix peaceful and not-so-peaceful access economist Alan Maguire to get his take. The fact the Milken Instituteto orbit and report beyond.the other day was a released its annual “Best Performing Cities” perfect backdrop for our conversation. The Pentagon’s deep pockets are fuelinginathis stiffyear’s competition for the The Phoenix area moved 20 spots higher Milken Institute security business. report, From No. 40 to No. 20, andU.S. rightnational above us at No. launch 19 is Olympia, is introducing a new Washington, which also jumped 20 Orbital spots.TheATK ranking is based on several Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJR) economic factors, most notably joblauncher, creation.asConsidering the Valley is and newcomer Blue slug itwe out cranking out new jobs at a torrid pace, Maguire said it’sOrigin no wonder for the to power Alliance (ULA) off the pad shot up right the list, and heUnited expectsLaunch we will move up againvehicles next year. in the struggle with SpaceX for Air Force contracts. The latest Milken report, measuring job growth between 2012 and 2017, thesuccessful Valley is reflight the topof ofathe heap9 when it comes to creating Freshshows from its Falcon first stage, SpaceX is touting finance-related jobs. Still, Maguire is more enthusiastic about we the reliability gains it sees in reusing launch hardware, while the Bluefact Origin added manufacturing a time when other cities are seeing ownermore and Amazon founderjobs JeffatBezos is applying a little rock-and-roll those jobs decrease. razzle-dazzle to promote his push to an off-planet civilization with a $2.5 billion reusable rocket named after John Glenn. “We’re doing just fine with financial services jobs, but the question is are we creating advanced manufacturing jobs that provide solid middle class The private sector also is beginning to see business opportunities beyond incomes,” Maguire said. “Down inTucson, Raytheon and Caterpillar are low Earth orbit, resupplying a planned NASA “gateway” to Mars and adding jobs, and that’s a big deal. And we’ve got the new companies like selling the hardware the spacefaring governments of the world will need Lucid Motors and Nikola [Motor Co.] coming in. to explore the Solar System. For now, though, the objective is more mundane—finding a newjobs rocket engine replace Russia’s for “We’re not creating those 10,000 at atotime but more likeRD-180 1,000 or ULA’s national security launches from Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg. 500 at a time, and those jobs tend to be sticky, and reinforce the lesson of

job creation in Arizona for the past 40 years.Those are the jobs Motorola ULA is building family ofhere launchers dubbed Vulcan to replace the and Intel have beena bringing for years.” workhorses Atlas V and Delta IV. Vulcan will be powered either by Blue Origin’sexpects new BE-4 methane-fueled engine or Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Maguire the national economy to keep rolling in 2019 with only AR1.percentage Blue Origin signed uplast ULA a partner akerosene-fueled small decline in GDP growth from year.asWhat’s more,in developing the BE-4, ULA favors Aerojet offering. because the Valley wasand pummeled so that hardengine duringover thethe Great Recession, Maguire expects our economy to outshine the rest of the country for Blue Origin President Rob Meyerson says full-scale testing of the BE-4 the next two years. engine developed for the New Glenn will start in 3-8 weeks. The first There aretest a million partshorizontally in any economic discussion,launch and of three enginesmoving is installed at the company’s Maguire look at consumer confidence as a key indicator. Althoughto and testlikes site to in West Texas, he says, and the test campaign is designed that confidence drops, along with the markets, when the Fed raises progress relatively quickly. interest rates, that confidence is still very high.“It’s a big deal that we Propulsion at AJR are banking theirItcompany’s long maintain thatengineers [confidence] the next couple ofonyears. means people experience building large rocket engines to see development of their AR1 are buying cars and remodeling their house,” Maguire said. “In Phoenix, kerosene engine as the logical replacement for the RD-180 on ULA’s confidence is very high, but not like it was in 2007. It’s a different kind V and upcoming Vulcan. Blue about a 1.5-year start ofAtlas confidence, more measured, likeOrigin runninghasa marathon versus head a sprint.” in Greg developing new engine, butPhoenix AJR saysBusiness it is on track to have the AR1 By Barr –itsEditor in Chief, Journal ready to power payloads to orbit when it is needed in 2019.

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In March 2018, the unemployment rate was a low 4.1%, with about 6.6 million Americans unemployed. This is good news for job seekers, as it’s the lowest U.S. unemployment has been since 2000. Different types of jobs are available in different parts of the country, and it can be immensely valuable for workers today to get ahead of tomorrow’s employment trends. It can mean the difference between a secure retirement and a working retirement.

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Israeli Self-Driving Tech Startup Opens U.S. Headquarters In Tempe Imagry Inc., an Israeli autonomous driving technology startup, has quietly opened its U.S. headquarters in Tempe with plans to start a local pilot test in the fall. Imagry was lured to the Valley because of the autonomous test driving environment and regulations in the state, said company CEO and cofounder Adham Ghazali.“We like the innovative environment in the Valley for autonomous technology,” Ghazali told the Phoenix Business Journal. “We also like the access to great talent.” The Phoenix area has been home to a handful of autonomous vehicle companies testing technology onValley roads. Uber Technologies Inc. is the only company that pulled out of the Valley after a pedestrian was hit and killed last year by one of its self-driving vehicles. Imagry Inc. opened an office in Scottsdale last year and subsequently moved toTempe in December to be close to the Arizona State University campus. Starting in October, Imagry will launch a self-driving robotaxi pilot program with an undisclosed ride-hailing company to pick up students around ASU’s Tempe campus, Ghazali said. Imagry is funded by a $10 million seed round raised through venture capital and government grants from 2017. The company was founded in 2015, Ghazali said. The company’s autonomous vehicle technology uses vision-based, realtime mapping software to identify the road, route, vehicles, obstructions and presence of pedestrians without requiring an online connection or GPS. GMA GARNET GROUP

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in 5-Axis machining,Travis says, “We contacted a number of machine tool dealers and we evaluated their product offerings and I will assure you choosing a Mazak was a simple and an easy one.” Loyal added, “Chris helped us to understand the need to purchase higher end machines – he told us that the initial cost would be higher, but it would give us 3-4 times the life of an inexpensive or entrée level machine.” In the end, the PlaSteel team selected the MazakVC-500A/5X. Made in Kentucky, the innovativeVC-500A/5XVertical Machining Center has a trunnion-style rotary/ tilt table that allows for the accurate, cost-effective processing of small complex parts via full 5-axis machining. Its reliable tool monitoring maximizes production efficiency and lowers operating costs via early problem detection. Furthermore, the axis travels for the VC-500A/5X measure 19.88” in X, 19.88” inY and 20.07” in Z, allowing it to accommodate a part sizes up to 19.68” in diameter and 12” high. Chris says, “The Mazak VC-500A/5X is ideal for processing small, complex work pieces. What separated it from other comparably priced 5-axis machining centers was its rigidity – both in the spindle and in the MX Hybrid Roller Guide System.” He continued, “We purchased the probing option which is a big help in determining work coordinate systems during setup; this is something that is extremely beneficial in 5-axis machining.” Travis adds that the fact that it is the only 5 axis machining center of this caliber that is manufactured in the United States helped make their decision even more rewarding. The productivity improvements with the Mazak VC-500A/5X were so immediately obvious to Plasteel that within 3 months of purchasing their first one, they ordered their second. Chris says, “We can machine parts on our 5 axis

machining centers in 2 operations, where in the past the same part took 4 or more operations.” Jayson adds, “Not only can we make the same parts faster and more accurately, but the Mazak 5 axis machines have opened up our capabilities to really complex parts that we couldn’t do before.” If you are looking for a shop that offers full 5-axis machining, not just 4+1 as is much more common, Plasteel is a company you should contact. Travis says, “We are sold on the USA made Mazak machines, and we value the relationship we have with our Mazak dealer, Magnum Precision Machines.” He continued, “Magnum treats us as if we were their only customer – their service is just that outstanding. Awhile back, we had a machine malfunction on a Friday night at 7:30 pm, and I called Chris Edgar, owner of Magnum. Chris answered the phone, and immediately contacted one of his application engineers.The applications engineer was on his way back from business travel in Northern Arizona. As soon as he had cell phone coverage, he pulled over and walked me through the process to get the machine back up and running.You just don’t get this kind of service from other dealers.” Today, in addition to the 2 Mazak 5-axis machining centers, Plasteel also owns a Mazak HCN-4000 horizontal machining center. Remember I said that PlaSteel’s growth and expansion was driven by customer demand? When they were a very young company, they were located across the street from a large aerospace company. They knew the engineers of this aerospace company well, Jayson says, and they would work with the engineers to look at alternative materials to reduce product weight and improve performance, switching from metal to plastic materials. “We worked so well with these engineers and we heard enough times that if we had some CNC equipment, they would keep us busy”, he elaborated. That is what got PlaSteel into machining in the first place. Today, the team at Plasteel help their customers to select the most cost effective materials for their projects. Jayson says, “We have helped customers move fromVespel SP-1 (a high-performance polyimide material), to Torlon (cutting the cost in half), and sometimes even to Ultem, which is 1/10 the cost of the Vespel SP-1 and still meets the customer’s requirements.

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break down over time.Thus GotFOD was created. Interestingly, Plasteel’s Vice President of Operations, Travis Gooden, was one of Plasteel’s earliest GotFOD customers. During his tenure at Honeywell,Travis was charted with improving Honeywell’s accountability of tools in conjunction with their 5S Lean Program.Travis says, “Plasteel’s solution was safer and far more robust than the foam we were cutting out for our own solution. Remarkably, their final product cost less than the foam we would need to purchase for the project!”

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Raytheon To Turn Glide Bomb Into Cruise Missile For Navy Jets The U.S. Navy plans to award a contract to Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems for development of a longerrange version of a precision-guided glide bomb for its F/A-18 Hornet and F-35C combat jets. The Joint Standoff Weapon-Extended Range (JSOW-ER) adds a turbojet engine to more than quadruple the range of the unpowered JSOW C-1 to about 345 miles, essentially creating a short-range, air-launched cruise missile with the ability to hit moving ships. The Navy plans to award Raytheon a sole-source contract to carry out so-called risk-reduction and engineering and manufacturing development of the JSOW-ER — for deployment of the weapon no later than fiscal 2023, according to a notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website.The proposed contract requires Raytheon to extend the range of the existing JSOW C-1 while keeping the same targeting and performance capabilities, and to fit the JSOW-ER on the

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Adam says, “We had some very good machines in our shop, but they were several years old. Last year, since our shop is now a top performer for the company, we received budget to make our first new machine tool purchases.” Adam and the team looked at a number of different machine builders’ products. In the end, they purchased 4 new Haas machines; • 2 Haas DM-2 machines, one a 3 axis and one a 5 axis (with a TRT-100).The DM-2 is a compact, highspeed Drill/Mill Center with 28” x 16” x 15.5” travels. Adam says it is faster than the Haas VF-1 with the same precision. “For our parts”, he elaborates, “which never weigh more than 4 lbs., the DM-2 machines are perfect.They are insanely fast and you can’t beat the accuracy.” • 1 Haas CL-1, which is an ultra-compact CNC chucker lathe that comes standard with an 8-station automatic turret, making it ideal for dedicated smallpart production, second-op parts, or short runs and prototyping small parts. • 1 Haas MINIMILL. Jason McCurdy, Business Manager for Ellison Machinery, supporting Ellison Machinery’s customers in Las Vegas, says, “Haas MINIMILLs are the industry standard for compact machining centers. They provide an economical solution for small parts machining in a compact package that is loaded with full-size features.” The Haas CL- and Haas MINIMILL are placed within inches of each other for workflow productivity. Adams says, “Between the two new machines and the placement of them, on one of our products, where we used to machine 100 parts on a shift, we are now

machining up to 300.” He continued, “We’ve had a 90% reduction in set-up, and change overs are virtually nonexistent.” Adam and Joe both agree the Haas machines are outstanding for the requirements in the IMI machine shop in Las Vegas. Joe says, “Their controls are the best – they are so user friendly.” Adam adds, “They are an excellent value, and they work well over time. We have a VF-3 that is 7 years old that we use exclusively to cut 96% Alumina ceramic. It is definitely standing up over time despite being dedicated to cutting such a tough material.” “The Ellison Machinery team does a great job for us”, Adam says. “We buy our machines through Jason McCurdy. He understands our shop and where we are going — he is really knowledgeable, and he has an outstanding attention to detail.” I mentioned that Adam and Joe are both millennials.The two both agree that Haas’ marketing materials are the best in the industry. Joe says, “We value the ‘Haas Tip of the Day’, and their YouTube videos are outstanding and informative.” Adam adds, “When we were purchasing the Haas DM-2, I shared the HaasYouTube video showing its speed and productivity to our Finance Director to help her understand what a value it was.” Adam, Joe and the team are pursuing Automation as a next step in their machine shop evolution. Adam says, “We just purchased our first two robots and we’re getting ready to install them.” About IMI Precision Engineering The company’s origins begin in 1927, when Carl Norgren founded his air preparation business. 45 years later, the Norgren family sold the business to IMI plc, forming the IMI fluid power division. Over the next decades, the company grew through acquisitions around the world, including;Watson Smith, Martonair, Buschjost, Herion, KIP, Fluid Automation System of Switzerland, Syron, GT Development, Kloehn,ThompsonValves,Adsorbent MediaTube (AMT), and Bimba. IMI Precision Engineering is growing, and the work environment in its Las Vegas facility is better than ever. Adam and Joe are proud to be a part of the team. Joe says, “We are looking for experienced machinists to join our team, and if you have experience with Swiss lathe machining and are willing to move to LasVegas, please email me.” ( To learn more about the USA designed and manufactured Haas machines, contact Haas Factory Outlet / HFO130, a Division of Ellison Machinery Company, at 480-968-5877 or visit their website at A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Magnetic Drills/Cutters Machinery _______ 602-258-7330 ACC Mac Adams Machinery ______ 480-968-3711 Manual Lathes & Mills ACC Machinery _______ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery ______ 480-968-3711 Equip______ 480-615-6353 Arizona CNC Equip D & R Machinery _______480-775-6462 Ganesh Machinery _____ 888-542-6374 Haas Factory Outlet ______480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach ___602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach __ 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment ___602-455-8904 TSM Machinery ________602-233-3757 Sawing Machines ACC Machinery ________602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 ______800-240-2932 D & R Machinery _______480-775-6462 Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 Mesa Mach Sales _______480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment ___602-455-8904 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 Savage Machine Tools _____480-773-4080 Saw Replacement Parts Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 Swiss Screw Machines Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Tapping Machines ACC Machinery ________602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT FourPac ____________602-751-2070 Automation & Controls FourPac ____________602-751-2070 Electronics FourPac ____________602-751-2070

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AMERICAN TOOLS & METALS INC. Cutting Tools, Lubricants & Abrasives MANNY LOPEZ O: 520-622-3082 • C: 520-975-3078 PO Box 26508 • Tucson, AZ 85726 947 S. 48th St, #125 • Tempe, AZ 85281

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 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 Welding Machines EMAG ____________ 248-207-5365 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery _______ 602-258-7330 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

SAVAGE MACHINE TOOLS, LLC   Kevin Savage

(480) 773-4080


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

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:

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

AMERICAN TOOLS & METALS INC. Cutting Tools, Lubricants & Abrasives WALTER PENA O: 480-689-5493 • C: 480-622-9348 PO Box 26508 • Tucson, AZ 85726 947 S. 48th St, #125 • Tempe, AZ 85281

Flow International _______ 800-446-3569 Flow Waterjet _________ 714-393-3783 Flow Waterjet _________ 415-828-3569 North-South Machinery ____ 602-391-4696 Omax Corp. __________ 800-838-0343 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery ________ 602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 INSPECTION EQUIP 3D Measurement Systems Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Mitutoyo America _______ 480-294-7631 Zeiss Ind. Metrology ______ 800-327-9735 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370 D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America _______ 480-294-7631 Renishaw ___________ 847-286-9953 Total Quality Systems _____ 480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology ______ 800-327-9735 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370

Ellison Ellis Machinery _______480-968-5335 480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America _______ 480-294-7631 Total Quality Systems _____480-377-6422 Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America _______ 480-294-7631 Renishaw ___________ 847-286-9953 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 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Mitutoyo America _______ 480-294-7631 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach __ 505-345-8389 Renishaw ___________ 847-286-9953 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

Sales Director

S&S Machinery Sales _____602-368-8542 Repair & Certification Advanced Coordinate Tech __480-921-3370 Total Quality Systems _____480-377-6422 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 Video Measuring Systems Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America _______ 480-294-7631 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc ___________800-809-3901 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 Stellar Industrial________ 800-562-8258 Adhesives Stellar Industrial________ 800-562-8258 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 Air Distribution Systems Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Stellar Industrial________ 800-562-8258 Band Saw/ Blades Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295 Revolution Machine Tools ___ 385-355-0316 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 Roentgen USA _________ 847-787-0135 Bar Feeders Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Edge Technologies _______ 562-597-7824 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 75

A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • • March / Apr 2019 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • March / Apr 2016


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

Bar Feeder Accessories Edge Technologies _______ 562-597-7824 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 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Chucks Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295 Cleaners Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821


Don Loveless Tel: 800-686-1679 181 Business Park Dr. Fax: 860-409-2552 Bristol, CT. 06010 Email:

CNC Lathe Accessories Von Ruden Rude Manufacturing _ 763-682-0322 CNC Collet Chucks Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Collet Fixtures Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Coolant Systems Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 MP Systems __________ 909-282-7463 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 Coolant Systems: Chillers MP Systems __________ 909-282-7463 Cooling Fans: Industrial Budʼs Equipment Sales ____435-659-9455 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 Kyocera Cutting Tools _____ 480-244-4758 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 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

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D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462 Lone Arrow __________480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach __ 602-431-8300 Dust Collectors Lone Arrow__________480-507-8074 End Mills Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870

Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil_______ 800-894-7773 Pioneer Distributing Co. ___ 602-278-2693 Star Metal Fluids ______ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories Schenk Intertech________949-360-1512 Von Ruden Manufacturing _ 763-682-0322 Milling and Turning Products Von Ruden Manufacturing_ 763-682-0322

Filtration Equip. Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 Qualichem, Inc. ________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance ______ 800-336-2946 Pallet Systems Filtermist Mist Collectors Adams Machinery _______480-968-3711 Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462 Grinders Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Midaco Corporation ______847-593-8420 TMG _____________ 714-778-4142 Inserts Parts Washing Equipment Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Qualichem, Inc _______ 480-320-0308 Live Centers Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Star Metal Fluids ______ 800-367-9966 R8 Quick-Change Tool System Live Tool Holders 5th Axis Fixtures________ 858-505-0432 Royal Products________ 800-645-4174 Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322 Royal Products________ 800-645-4174

Jeff Klimowicz Regional Sales Manager 480.320.0308 mobile ISO 9001:2015 | All products proudly made in the USA.

Sealants Stellar Industrial________800-562-8258 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 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 GMA Garnet __________882-243-9300 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 Impression Materials GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Roydent ____________ 480-607-1876 Work Holding Machine Tool Cool. Filtration 5th Axis Fixtures________ 858-505-0432 Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462 Kurt Manufacturing ______ 763-574-8320 Qualichem, Inc ________ 480-320-0308 Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 Stevens Engineering ______ 602-272-6766 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 CONSUMMABLES Qualichem, Inc ________ 480-320-0308 Cutting Fluids & Oils Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 (Coolants) HARDWARE MATERIAL Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 Alloys: High Temperature Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 Aerodyne Alloys ________ 860-289-3820 Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Pioneer Distributing Co. ____ 602-278-2693 Alloys: Specialty Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 Aerodyne Alloys ________ 860-289-3820 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 Sierra Alloys TSI ________ 800-423-1897 EDM Materials & Supplies Aluminum Adams Machinery _______480-968-3711 Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 Arizona Iron Supply _____ 602-244-9649 D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 EDM Performance accʼs ____ 800-336-2946 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959 Qualichem Inc _________ 480-320-0308 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Single Source Technologies __ 602-686-0895 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 Metal Supermarkets______ 480-360-3680 Garnet Metal Supermarkets______ 505-858-9953 Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176

Tube Service Company ___ 602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Arizona Iron Supply _____602-244-9649 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque _ 505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum ________877-977-6061 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 Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176 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 Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176


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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

Ron Muenchow Mobile 619.871.0002 | Toll Free 888.282.3292 14941 East Northam Street, La Mirada, CA 90638

AZ Met Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum________ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Drill Rod Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200

O mar A D e lfin

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

Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 Extrusions Metal Supermarkets______480-360-3680 TW Metals ___________ 800-203-8000 Metal Supermarkets______505-858-9953 Lead Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Sierra Alloys TSI ________ 800-423-1897 Material Sales Tube Service Company ____602-267-9865 Jacquet West _________ 310-684-4370 TW Metals ___________800-203-8000 Kennametal __________ 800-446-7738 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Titanium Metals-Bar & Plate Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176 Arizona Iron Supply _____602-244-9649 TW Metals___________ 800-203-8000 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 Metals AZ Tool & Steel ________ 480-784-1600 Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 Arizona Iron Supply _____ 602-244-9649 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __505-345-0959 AZ Tool & Steel ________ 480-784-1600 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Davis Salvage Co _______602-267-7208 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Davis Salvage Co _______ 602-267-7208 Jacquet West _________ 310-684-4370 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Kennametal __________800-446-7738 Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals _______480-389-2883 Titanium Kennametal __________ 800-446-7738 Copper Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Kloeckner Metals _______ 480-389-2883

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 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Carbon Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Arizona Iron Supply _____602-244-9649 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Cast Iron Arizona Iron Supply _____602-244-9649 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Castings Arizona Iron Supply _____602-244-9649 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Chrome Rod Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562

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

Metal Supermarkets______ 480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets______ 505-858-9953 Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176 Nickel Alloys Jacquet West _________ 310-684-4370 Stainless Steel Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176 Sierra Alloys TSI ________ 800-423-1897 Tool Steel Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 Davis Salvage Co _______ 602-267-7208 Titanium & Hastelloy Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 Sierra Alloys TSI ________ 800-423-1897

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-





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

Sean Arsenault

Account Manager Vero Software Part of Hexagon

The World’s #1 Manufacturing Solutions Provider • Production Milling • 4/5 Axis Milling

• Production Turning • Multi-Axis Mill/Turn

T: +1 866-675-6551 x5432 M: +1 602-359-2530 F: +1 866-200-7791

Tubing & Pipe Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Arizona Iron Supply _____602-244-9649 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Tube Service Company ____602-267-9865 INDUSTRIAL HARDWARE TOOLING Boring Bars B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 The Tool Crib Inc. _______ 602-978-3130 Carbide B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants __ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools _______602-269-1775 Magnum Precision Mach ___602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 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 Cri Crib Inc. _______ 602-978-3130 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Cutting Tools: Custom B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Horizon Carbide ________ 480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775 Drills Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 LRW Cutting Tools ______ 602-269-1775 Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment ___ 602-455-8904 Sandvik Coromant_______ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______ 602-628-4242 The Tool Crib Inc. _______ 602-978-3130 End Mills Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Cutting Tools Consultants __ 602-277-1342 LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775 Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295 The Tool Crib Inc. _______ 602-978-3130 Sandvik Coromant_______ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______ 602-628-4242 Fixtures 5th Axis Fixtures________ 858-505-0432 Form Tools B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide ________ 480-968-0957

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

LRW Cutting Tools _______602-269-1775 Inserts, Indexable Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Inserts, PCD/CBN Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Key Cutters The Tool Crib Inc. _______ 602-978-3130 Reamers & Drills, PCD Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Precision Toolholding Products 5th Axis Fixtures________858-505-0432 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322 Reamers The Tool Crib Inc. _______ 602-978-3130 Thread Mills Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Tooling Columns/ Tombstones Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Stevens Engineering ______ 602-272-6766 Tooling Systems Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322 toll free 877.845.7940

PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 ROBOTICS Part Loading Systems Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 CAD/CAM Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 Vero Software _________602-359-2530 Software, Inv. Control Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 Software, NC Programming Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 Software, Servicing Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056


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

Level III NDT Consulting Services, LLC



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Training, Certifications, Nadcap Approvals, Responsible Level III, Aerospace, Petrol Chemical

5th Mathew Evans Sales and Marketing

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

Trevor Mckendry Vice President

1702 East Highland Avenue Suite 120 Phoenix, AZ 85016-4695

Direct (602) 575-2332 Cell (602) 686-2236 eFax (602) 296-0189


Calibration: Repair & Certify Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370 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 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131 CNC Training Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Calibration Services Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370 Gateway Community College _ 602-286-8050 Crates/Pallets Arizona CNC Equip _____ 480-615-6353 Field Calibrations ______ 480-756-8828 Crating Technology ______ 602-528-3628 Data Communication Services Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 legrand_____________888-668-6818

MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 PRODUCTS Guns Layke Tactical _________602-272-2654 SERVICES Automation & Controls FourPac ____________602-751-2070 MC Engineering ________314-456-7567 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___ 602-272-4571 Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Banks Alerus Bank & Trust ______ 480-905-2414 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


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Design Services Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Electrical & Digital Installation legrand_____________888-668-6818 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech _____623-780-4137 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust _______480-905-2414 Banterra Bank _________ 480-770-0007 BMO Harris Bank ________602-241-6586 BMO Harris Bank _______ 602-650-3779 SBG Capital __________ 480-897-4988 Western Banks__________480-917-4243 Heavyhaul Hunter Machine Moving ____ 602-246-8783 IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Insurance Services NFP Property & Casualty ___ 480-458-6052 Sentry Insurance _______ 877-373-6879 ISO/AS9100 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

Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust ______480-905-2414 Banterra Bank ________ 480-770-0007 BMO Harris Bank _______602-241-6586 BMO Harris Bank ______ 602-650-3779 Western Banks_________480-917-4243 Lean Manufacturing BMSC ____________ 480-445-9400 Rev AZ _____________602-845-1200 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Machine Utiilization Tracking E Solutions __________ 602-524-0192 Management Systems Certification/Training Paramount Leadership Group __480-442-7497 Machinery Installation Hunter Machine Moving ____602-246-8783 IRH ____________800-334-2409 S&M Moving _________ 602-586-3291 Machinery Moving Hunter Machine Moving ____602-246-8783 IRH ____________800-334-2409 S&M Moving _________ 602-586-3291 Machinery Storage Hunter Machine Moving ____602-246-8783

Your business. Our experience. Let’s talk. 40-1268

800-4SENTRY (800-473-6879)


Steve Mckendry

Executive Vice President Principal 1702 East Highland Avenue Suite 120 Phoenix, AZ 85016-4695

Direct (602) 575-2300 Cell (602) 463-9310 eFax (602) 296-0189



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

Stamping Repairs B&B Tool. _________ 520-397-0436 Prev. Maint Programs Adams Machinery ______480-968-3711 Advanced Precision _____602-525-0156 API Services _________757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip _____480-615-6353 DM Machine Repair ____ 480-709-1450 Photography Transportation Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Takashi Sato __________ 602-790-3160 IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 CNC Training Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Real Estate, Commercial S&M Moving _________ 602-586-3291 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 DAUM _____________ 602-575-2332 Transportation:Air/Freight/Ground Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Recycling Repair -Hydraulic IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Gateway Community College _ 602-286-8050 Advanced Precision _____602-525-0156 Barry Metals __________ 602-484-7186 S&M Moving _________ 602-586-3291 Design Services Broadway Metal Recycling __ 602-795-6328 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Consolidated Resources Inc. __ 623-931-5009 Working Capital, Credit Lines Repair - Portable Engineering Services Davis Salvage Co _______ 602-267-7208 Banterra Bank _________480-770-0007 Advanced Precision _____602-525-0156 Advanced Coord. Tech ____ 623-780-4137 Phoenix Metal Trading ____ 602-257-4660 SBG Capital __________480-897-4988 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___ 602-272-4571 The Werks C&C, Inc _____ 602-569-1809 Reverse Engineering Western Banks_________ 480-917-4243 Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Spindle Rebuilding ARTL ______________ 602-374-3770 API Services _________757-223-4157 REPAIR/DESIGN Financial Services Setco-Pope Spindles _____ 866-362-0699 BMSC _____________ 480-445-9400 Bar Feeder Repair Alerus Bank & Trust ______ 480-905-2414 GMN USA __________800-686-1679 Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131 Edge Technologies _______562-597-7824 Banterra Bank _________ 480-770-0007 Southwest Spindle Service _ 480-837-0368 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Machine Tool Rebuilding BMO Harris Bank _______ 602-241-6586 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___ 602-272-4571 Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 Spindle Replacement API Services __________ 757-223-4157 BMO Harris Bank _______ 602-650-3779 Southwest Spindle Service _ 480-837-0368 Rigging Droeg Financial Services ___ 480-345-6575 Tool Repair, Coating, Hunter Machine Moving ____ 602-246-8783 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Treatment IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 DM Machine Repair ______480-709-1450 SBG Capital __________ 480-897-4988 Maint/Repair Services EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 S&M Moving _________ 602-586-3291 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 FourPac ____________602-751-2070 Schools, Custom Training SAFETY Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 AZPMAP ____________ 602-723-8191 MC Engineering ________314-456-7567 Fire Protection Systems Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Rotarex __________ 480-689-8756 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Setco-Pope Spindles ______866-362-0699 DM Machine Repair ______ 480-709-1450 TESTING Gateway Community College _602-286-8050 The Werks C&C, Inc ______602-569-1809 D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462 Component & Failure Analysis Machine Retrofitting/CNC Rev AZ _____________ 602-845-1200 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 ARTL ______________602-374-3770 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Schools, Machining & Testing, Metallurgical API Services __________ 757-223-4157 Southwest Spindle Service __ 480-837-0368 Training Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 The Werks C&C, Inc ______ 602-569-1809 ARTL ______________602-374-3770 Gateway Community College _602-286-8050 Whiteʼs Niche Products ____ 602-290-9402 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. __ 602-272-4571 Contract Programming Mold Repairs WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Systems Integration MC Engineering ________314-456-7567 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 B&B Tool _________ 520-397-0436 Chemetall __________714-739-2821 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes


Field Sales & Engineering

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

ADDITIVE MFG / 3 D PRINTING Faustson ____________303-420-7422 Jaguar Precision Machine ___505-242-6545 LAI International _______480-968-6228 ASSEMBLY AAE ______________928-772-9887 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727 ANEWCO ____________ 520-751-1222 CAP _____________602-464-9629 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Competitive Engineering ___520-746-0270 Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744

GHT Services__________480-396-1800 480-396-1800 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 IMCOR Corp __________ 602-245-0148 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 MAKstride ___________928-460-6054 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Petersen ____________800-410-6789 Precise Metal Products ____602-272-2625 Systems Integrators ______623-434-3136 Wal-Tek Industries _______ 623-587-4611 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800

21622 North 14th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027-2806 623-580-0800

Danyelle Vigari Customer Service

Direct: 623-889-0725 Cell: 623-418- 1831


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Cable/Harness Assembly Petersen ____________800-410-6789 Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 MC Engineering ________314-456-7567 BAR CODING Clean Room Assembly Janʼs Inc.____________480-833-7305 Sensing Solutions L&W Fluid ___________602-323-2560 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Fixtures: Assembly Thermo Couples Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Cleveland Electric Labs ____480-967-2501 Full Board Cable Assembly BENDING Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 Bending: CNC Assembly: Weldments Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625

108 N. 40th St. Phoenix 1245 E. Buckeye Rd.

Production and Design Technology and Precision Machining Education Experts Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-286-8050

Louieʼs Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Brazing: Aluminum Dip Abrams Airborne Mfg ____ 520-887-1727 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Bolts Metallizing - CWST ___ 602-244-2432 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___602-275-1917 BROACHING Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Chromatic Over Zinc Diecast Apache Gear, Inc ______ 623-934-7144 Sav-On Plating_________602-252-4311 CASTINGS Coating: Black Oxide AATC _____________602-268-1467 Coating Technologies ____ 623-242-9575 Western Cast Parts _____ 480-250-9764 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Castings: Prototype Louieʼs Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 AATC _____________602-268-1467 Coating: Cerakote Western Cast Parts _____ 480-250-9764 Masic Industries _______ 503-232-9109 Castings: Production AATC _____________602-268-1467 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Western Cast Parts _____ 480-250-9764 Coating: Chem Film CAP ____________ 602-464-9629 COATING Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Bolts Metallizing - CWST ___ 602-244-2432 Frontier Techni-Kote _____ 928-636-0130 CAP ____________ 602-464-9629 Gold Tech Industries ____ _480-968-1930 Coating Technologies ____ 623-242-9575 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Frontier Techni-Kote ______928-636-0130 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___602-275-1917

PAS Technologies _______ 602-744-2600 Louieʼs Black Oxide ______ 602-257-0530 The Metal Man ________ 800-448-9448 PAS Technologies ________602-744-2600 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 Coating:Passivation CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575 FutureWeld ___________602-437-2426 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Frontier Techni-Kote _______928-636-0130 Precision Industrial Painting _ 602-256-0260 PAS Technologies ________602-744-2600 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ____ 602-275-1917 Powder Coating Coating: Liquid Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 Arizona Finishing _______ 602-438-4443 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Collins Metal Finishing _____ 602-275-3117 Pilkington Metal Finishing _ 801-972-2146 Frontier Techni-Kote _______928-636-0130 IMCOR Corp ___________602-245-0148 Coating: Nickel/Teflon Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Perma-Finish, Inc ________602-278-1733 Pilkington Metal Finishing_____801-972-2146 Coating: NP3 Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575 Perfection Industrial Finishing__520-434-9090 Southwest Powder Coating __ 602-272-0878 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. CUTTING Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575 Arizona Iron Supply ______602-244-9649 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Echols Saw & Supply ______602-278-3918 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 Southwest Waterjet-Laser ____480-306-7748


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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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Desert Precision Mfg _____ 520-887-4433 De Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 Fine Line Laser Cutting ____ 602-863-3196 Tube Laser Cutting Tube Service Company ____ 602-267-9865 Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 The Metal Man ________ 800-448-9448 Bandsaw Cutting Arizona Iron Supply _____ 602-244-9649 Echols Saw & Supply _____602-278-3918 CNC Router Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300 Die Cutting Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 Laser APMI ______________ 480-668-0024

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


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Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) AAE _____________ 928-772-9887 ANEWCO ___________ 520-751-1222 EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 Faustson ___________ 303-420-7422 LAI International ______ 480-968-6228 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Milco EDM & Waterjet _____714-373-0098 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 AAE _____________ 928-772-9887 ANEWCO ___________ 520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Arizona Wire Specialists ___ 480-829-6530 Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 Faustson ___________ 303-420-7422

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 Precision Die & Stampʼg ___ 480-967-2038 Wissota Tool & Die ______ 480-507-3484 Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 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 Graphel Corp _________800-255-1104 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Sun Tech ____________ 480-921-1665 Milco EDM & Waterjet _____714-373-0098 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 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550


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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Wire-Tech ____________480-966-1591 480-966-1591 Craig Roth President/C.O.O. Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800 ENGINEERING/ Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. A Complete Manufacturing Facility for PROGRAMMING Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Exactitude Precision _______602-316-6957 Phone: (602)243-4329 IMCOR Corp ___________602-245-0148 Cell: (602)370-5777 K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 FAA REPAIR STATION Air Gear Industries ______ 602-275-7996 FABRICATION: SHEET METAL 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 ANEWCO ____________ 520-751-1222 APMI _____________ 480-668-0024




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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

AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 BEL Machining_________ 480-445-9881 BID Machine, Inc _______ 480-892-7304 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 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575 M3 (Modern Metal Masters) _ 623-233-7932 Metzfab ____________602- 539-9591 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Part Partners _________ 603-831-2771 Petersen ____________ 800-410-6789

Precise Metal Me 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 Wal-Tek Industries _______623-587-4611 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

ANEWCO ___________ 520-751-1222 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 Janʼs Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 Metzfab ___________ 602- 539-9591 Petersen ___________ 800-410-6789

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 Fabrication: Steel Petersen ____________800-410-6789 FINISHING Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Coating Technologies _____623-242-9575 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 Louieʼs Black Oxide ______602-257-0530 PAS Technologies _______602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751


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

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Jeff W. Kiszonas

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Territory Sales Manager SW

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Southwest Powder Coating __ 602-272-0878 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 Bolts Metallizing - CWST ____ 602-244-2432 CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 PAS Technologies _______ 602-744-2600 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 _______ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Glass Bead Clean A2Z Sandblasting _______ 602-716-5566 Byington Steel Treating ____ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 PAS Technologies _______ 602-744-2600 Southwest Powder Coating __ 602-272-0878 Gun Finishing Louieʼs Gun Finishing _____ 602-257-0530 Passivation CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies ____ _623-242-9575 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130

Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 PAS Technologies _______602-744-2600 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917 Polishing 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 _____623-242-9575 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 _______602-744-2600 Stripping Coating Technologies _____623-242-9575 Southwest Powder Coating __602-272-0878 FIXTURES Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 Paragon Machining & Design _480-635-9163 FOUNDRY AATC ______________602-268-1467 GASKETS Systems Integrators ______623-434-3136 GEAR CUTTING Air Gear Industries ______602-275-7996 Apache Gear, Inc _______623-934-7144 GRAPHITE SOLUTIONS Graphel Corp _________ 800-255-1104 GRINDING Air Gear Industries ______602-275-7996 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002


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

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Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 GMN USA ___________800-686-1679 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 PAS Technologies _______ 602-744-2600 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing _____ 623-780-4100 Steel Services Grinding ____ 800-662-0126 Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 Sun Grinding _________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Wissota Tool & Die ______ 480-507-3484 Grinding, Blanchard Air Gear Industries ______ 602-275-7996

Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks __________623-582-5767 Grinding… Double Disc Industrial Precision Grinding _310-352-4700 Phoenix Grinding _______602-437-8401 Grinding: ID/OD Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Grinding: OD Grindworks __________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________623-582-5767

Industrial Precision Grinding _ 310-352-4700 Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding _________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Centerless Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088 Industrial Precision Grinding _310-352-4700 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg ___ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Sun Grinding _________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg ___ 602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing_ ___623-780-4100 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701


Precision Honing Specialists  480.577.9774


771 N Golden Key St Ste A, Gilbert, AZ 85233

AZ ASER ENGRAVING “Leave Your Mark” Sandi & Chuck

602 708 1204


National Grinding & Mfg ___602-588-2869 Osborn Products ________623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Sun Grinding _________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Tool & Cutter B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 CTE______________ 800-783-2400 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____480-503-1283 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 HEAT TREATING Bolts Metallizing - CWST ___ 602-244-2432 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Controlled Thermal Techʼy___602-272-3714 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/ Aerospace Bolts Metallizing - CWST ___ 602-244-2432 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/ISO9001/AS9100 Bolts Metallizing - CWST ___ 602-244-2432 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum Heat Treating Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______602-267-7575

Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 HONING/LAPPING Grindworks __________623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Paramount Honing & Machine 480-577-9774 Phoenix Grinding _______602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 IDENTIFICATION Labels & Bar Code AZ Laser Engraving _____ 602-708-1204 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Mobile PartMarking AZ Laser Engraving _____ 602-708-1204 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141

INSPECTION Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 Calibration Machining: 5 Axis Field Calibrations ______ 480-756-8828 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Washington Calibration ___ 480-820-0506 ANEWCO ____________ 520-751-1222 Inspection, First Article Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Competitive Engineering ___ 520-746-0270 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 Inspection Services Dynamic Manufacturing & Eng _520-664-2210 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Machining __ 623-581-6200 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Faustson ____________ 303-420-7422 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___602-272-4571 Industrial Tool Die & Eng ___ 520-745-8771 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Jaguar Precision Machine ___ 505-242-6545 Sustaining Edge Solutions __ 888-572-9642 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Inspection Services, Welding Specialty Turn Products ____602-426-9340 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___602-272-4571 T-N Machining _________602-278-8665 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Tech Five Machining ______ 480-699-4856 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601 Gladhill Assoc _________623-939-4412 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 Sustaining Edge Solutions __ 888-572-9642 Machining: Aerospace Quality Training Consultants 928-284-0856 AATC______________602-268-1467 Process Improvement/ Audit Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Air Gear Industries ______ 602-275-7996 Quality Training Consultants 928-284-0856 ANEWCO ____________ 520-751-1222 Sustaining Edge Solutions __ 888-572-9642 AZ Datum ___________ 602-687-6331

Tool / PartMarking (Laser) AZ Laser Engraving _____ 602-708-1204 B & T Tool & Engineering ___602-267-1481 Frontier Techni-Kote _____ 928-636-0130 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Silk Screen Avtek Industries ________ 602-485-4005 MACHINING Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Machining: 3D AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 3D Machine LLC _______ 480-239-8254 Backerworks Mfg _______505-342-2943 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 MAKstride __________ 928-460-6054 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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Specialty Turn Products ___ 602-426-9340 Systems Integrators ______623-434-3136 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Wal-Tek Industries _______ 623-587-4611 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 Cassavant nt Machining ____ 602-437-4005 Challenger 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 Jaguar Precision Machine __ 505-242-6545 JBʼs Precision ________ 623-581-9088 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 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 Petersen ____________800-410-6789 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 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 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 Janʼs Inc.____________480-833-7305 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Petersen ____________800-410-6789 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 T-N Machining _________602-278-8665 TVT Die Casting ________800-280-2278 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Machining: Ceramic OʼKeefe Ceramics _____ 719-687-0888 Ceramic: Sapphire, Alumina, Silicon, Aluminum, Quartz OʼKeefe Ceramics _____ 719-687-0888

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Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC ________480-239-8254 AAE ______________928-772-9887 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727 Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 ANEWCO ____________ 520-751-1222 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 Challenger Aerospace___ _ 480-894-0802 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Competitive Engineering ___ 520-746-0270 Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 Dynamic Manufacturing & Eng _520-664-2210 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 Janʼs Inc.____________480-833-7305 Jaguar Precision Machine ___505-242-6545 JBʼs Precision _________623-581-9088 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541

KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 MAKstride __________ 928-460-6054 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 MC Engineering ________314-456-7567 Metalcraft Inc. _________480-967-4889 Metzfab ___________ 602- 539-9591 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products ________623-587-0335 Paragon Machining & Design _480-635-9163 Petersen ____________800-410-6789 Powerhaus 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 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Systems Integrators ______623-434-3136 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining _____ 480-699-4856 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________480-966-7376 Wal-Tek Industries _______ 623-587-4611 Wire-Tech___________480-966-1591 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800

Machining: DoD Petersen ____________ 800-410-6789 Machining: Industrial & Repair BEL Machining_________ 480-445-9881 Machining: Large Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 Backerworks Mfg _______505-342-2943 Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 Empire Precision Mach. ____480-633-4580 FMD Fabrication Services ____602-368-6835 HK Machining _________ 602-278-6704 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 MC Engineering ________ 314-456-7567 Petersen ____________ 800-410-6789 Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 Machining: MultiSwiss Specialty Turn Products ____602-426-9340 Mach: Turning CNC 3D Machine LLC _______480-239-8254 AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 Air Gear Industries ______602-275-7996 Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 Avtek Industries ________602-485-4005 AzMark ____________480-926-8969 Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 BEL Machining_________ 480-445-9881 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 Dynamic Manufacturing & Eng _520-664-2210 Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 Glover Precision, Inc. _____ 480-464-0150 Graphel Corp _________ 800-255-1104

Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 IMCO Products _________ 480-632-2252 JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 Metzfab ____________602- 539-9591 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163 Precision Metalworks _____ 602-455-9575 RM Garrison Machʼing _ __623-582-6544 RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 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 Wal-Tek Industries _______ 623-587-4611 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 AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727 Alpha Machine ________ 602-437-0322 ANEWCO ____________ 520-751-1222 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

Competitive Engineering ___520-746-0270 Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machʼg ____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 Jaguar Precision Machine ___ 505-242-6545 JBʼs Precision _________ 623-581-9088 JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 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 Milco EDM & Waterjet _____ 714-373-0098 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163 Petersen ____________ 800-410-6789 Powerhaus Precision _____ 480-225-8854 Powill Mfg ___________ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision _________ 602-353-0022 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 RM Garrison Machʼing ___623-582-6544 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Service & Sales ________ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Specialty Turn Products ____602-426-9340 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 Wal-Tek Industries _______ 623-587-4611 Weiser Engineering ______ 303-280-2778 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 Wissota Tool & Die ______ 480-507-3484 Machining: Production AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 Dynamic Manufacturing & Eng _ 520-664-2210 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 FMD Fabrication Services ____602-368-6835 MAKstride ___________ 928-460-6054 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Petersen ____________ 800-410-6789 T-N Machining _________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining ______ 480699-4856 Machining: Prototype AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 AATC______________602-268-1467 Accutech _____________801-975-1117 Alpha Machine ________ 602-437-0322 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 Dynamic Manufacturing & Eng _ 520-664-2210 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 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 Jaguar Precision Machine ___ 505-242-6545 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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

Mike McCraren DYNAMIC MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING, LLC 3980 E Columbia St.,Tucson, AZ. 85714

(O): 520-664-2210 • (C) 520-631-6360

Janʼs Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc._________ 480-804-9541 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 KLK Ind. ____________602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 MAKstride __________ 928-460-6054 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Milco EDM & Waterjet ____ 714-373-0098 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Petersen ___________ 800-410-6789 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 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg _________ 480-966-7376 Wal-Tek Industries _______623-587-4611 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Wissota Tool & Die _____ 480-507-3484

HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 Paragon Machining & Design _480-635-9163 Part Partners _________603-831-2771 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8854 RMSS____________ 623-780-5904

Petersen ____________ 800-410-6789 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 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC _______ 480-239-8254 Wal-Tek Industries _______ 623-587-4611 Avtek Industries _______ 602-485-4005 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 Machining: Semiconductor Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Dynamic Manufacturing & Eng 520-664-2210 L&W Machine Co _______602-323-2560 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Machining: Swiss Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 AZ Datum ___________ 602-687-6331 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Pacific Swiss & Mfg ______ 503-557-9407 Graphel Corp _________800-255-1104 RMG Machining ________623-582-6544 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Southwest Swiss Precision __602-438-4670 Infinisys ____________602-276-2276 Specialty Turn Products ____602-426-9340 Jaguar Precision Machine __ 505-242-6545 Machining: Ultra-Precision JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 Jemelco, Inc._________ 480-804-9541 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 Southwest Swiss Precision __602-438-4670 MAKstride __________ 928-460-6054 Machining: Turning: Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Automatic Machining: Quick Turn American Prec. Machine ____602-269-6298 AZ Datum ___________602-687-6331 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 Paragon Machining & Design 480-635-9163 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 Part Partners _________603-831-2771 Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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Evans Precision Machʼg ___623-581-6200 FMD Fabrication Services ___602-368-6835 HPMP ____________ 801-619-9850 JBʼs Precision Ind ______623-581-9088 LAYKE, Inc. __________602-272-2654 Matrix Machine _______ 480-966-4451 Paragon Machining & Design 480-635-9163 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 K-2 Manufacturing______ 602-455-9575 KLK Ind. ___________ 602-267-1331 Laser One Engraving ____ 623-640-9132 M3 (Modern Metal Masters) 623-233-7932 Marusiak LLC ________ 480-318-8883 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

Laser Marking Laser Engraving Laser Cutting Waterjet Cutting

Cody Hukill O: 602-539-9591

C: 602-320-8360

E: W: A: 23012 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027

T.J. Fisher Owner/ President

tj@arizonaarchery. com 928-772-9887

Laser Engraving & Etching Laser One Engraving _____623-640-9132 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC _________480-318-8883 Paragon Machining & Design _480-635-9163 Perfection Ind Finishingq5 _ 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 AAE ______________928-772-9887 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 APMI __ ___________480-668-0024 Competitive Engineering ___520-746-0270 Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 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- 539-9591 MoldWORX __________480-668-8400 Petersen ____________ 800-410-6789 RM Garrison Machʼing___623-582-6544 RMSS____________ 623-780-5904 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 Manufacturing: Electrode 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 METAL FORMING Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 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 RESTORATION Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 METAL STAMPING High Production Precision Stamping Precision Die & Stamping ___ 480-967-2038

2781 N Valley View Dr. Prescott Valley, AZ 86314


Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 Hollow Metal Xpress ______ 866-936-7001 PAS Technologies _______602-744-2600 MOLDS AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 JWB Manufacturing ______480-967-4600 Precise Metal Products ____602-272-2625 Milco EDM & Waterjet _____ 714-373-0098 Precision Industrial Painting _602-256-0260 MoldWORX __________480-668-8400 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Painting& Blast Booths Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Molds: Construction Phosphate AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575 JWB Manufacturing ______480-967-4600 Wet Paint/CARC MoldWORX __________480-668-8400 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 Molds: Plastic Injection Precision Industrial Painting _602-256-0260 AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 Sandblast/Automated Competitive Engineering ___ 520-746-0270 Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 MoldWORX __________480-668-8400 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Screenprinting & Pad Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 Printing Molds: Steel Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Aero Tech ___________801-292-0493 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 MoldWORX __________480-668-8400 PHOTOCHEMICAL OUTGASING ETCHING / MACHINING Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 CMR Manufacturing ______602-273-0943 PAINTING Arizona Finishing _______602-438-4443 PLATING CAP _____________602-464-9629 Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575 Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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E.D.M. Specialists Precision Machining


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Since 1980

1930 St, #13 1930 E. E 3rd3rd St., #13 Tempe, 85281 Tempe, AZ AZ 85281

(480) 921-1665 480-921-1665 (480) 215-7144 Cell:Cell: 480-215-7144

Interstate Mechanical Corporation Interstate Mechanical Corporation Joey Floyd

Joey Floyd

Manufacturing Division Manager Mobile: 602-245-0148

Manufacturing Division Manager Office: 602-257-1319

Mobile: 602-245-0148

Office: 602-257-1319 1841 E. Washington Street

Phoenix, AZ. 85034

1841 E. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ. 85034

Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 E.P.S.I. _____________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 Louieʼs Black Oxide ______602-257-0530 PAS Technologies _______602-744-2600 Precision Metalworks _____602-455-9575 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 Anodizing CAP _____________602-464-9629 Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Pilkington Metal Finishing__ 801-972-2146 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917 Bright Nickel Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 Bright Tin Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 Foresight Finishing ______480-921-0000 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 Copper Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 Foresight Finishing ______480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109 PAS Technologies _______602-744-2600 Electroless Nickel Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109 Embrittlement Relief E.P.S.I. _____________714-256-8950 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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Gold E.P.S.I. _____________ 714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing ______ 480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 Nickel/ Chrome/Palladium Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I. _____________ 714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing ______ 480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Silver Plating Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 E.P.S.I. _____________ 714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 Foresight Finishing ______ 480-921-0000 PAS Technologies _______ 602-744-2600 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 Tin: Matte Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 Zinc Plate Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I. _____________ 714-256-8950 Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109 PAS Technologies _______ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 POLISHING Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109 PRODUCT DESIGN Design and Modeling Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 PRODUCTION Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744

Louieʼs Black Oxide ______ 602-257-0530 PUNCHING Desert Precision Mfg _____ 520-887-4433 Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 Group Manufacturing Serv __ 480-966-3952 Hollow Metal Xpress ______ 866-936-7001 K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Precision Metalworks _____ 602-455-9575 Weiser Engineering ______ 303-280-2778

SAW CUTTING Industrial Precision Grinding _ 310-352-4700 Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163 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

Precision Die & Stamping ___ 480-967-2038 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Wrico_____________480-892-7800 Precision Metal Forming Desert Precision Mfg _____520-887-4433 K-2 Mfg ____________ 602-455-9575 SPRINGWORKS Utah _____ 801-298-0113 Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 Wrico _____________480-892-7800 Stamping: Aerospace Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 Wrico _____________480-892-7800 Stamping: Deep Draw Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 Stamping Design SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Stamping Flat Forming SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Precision SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Progressive Die & Tooling Moore Tool & Die _______ 480-622-1705

SPRINGS Custom Springs Compression/Extension/ Assembly/Torsion Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.__ 412-458-4831 Flat and Wire Springs TAPPING Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.__ 412-458-4831 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____ 480-503-1283 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 TESTING SPRINGWORKS Utah _____ 801-298-0113 Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 STAMPING AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 FutureWeld __________ 602-437-2426 Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 Pilkington Metal Finishing___801-972-2146 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____ 480-503-1283 PAS Technologies _______ 602-744-2600 Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917

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Western Sintering _______509-375-3096 S TUBE BENDING PPE Engineering _______ 480-615-7900 TUBING Assembly Formed Tubing PPE Engineering _______ 480-615-7900 Testing: Turbine Engine Service & Sales ________480-968-9084 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Formed Tubing AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____602-243-4329 THERMAL SPRAY Bolts Metallizing - CWST___602-244-2432 PPE Engineering________ 480-615-7900 Controlled Thermal Techʼy__ 602-272-3714 Tube Bending /Fabrication Empire Precision Mach. ___ 480-633-4580 K-zell Metals, Inc. _______602-232-5882 Service & Sales ________480-968-9084 THREADING WATERJET CUTTING Thread Grinding Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Creedbilt Inc __________ 623-939-8119 Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 East Valley Precision ______ 480-288-6601 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 EDM Tech ___________602-278-6666 TOOL & DIE Flow International ______800-446-3569 3D Machine LLC _______ 480-239-8254 Janʼs Inc.____________480-833-7305 AAE _____________ 928-772-9887 M3 (Modern Metal Masters) _623-233-7932 Arizona Wire & Tool _____ 480-813-1002 MAKstride ___________928-460-6054 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Marusiak LLC _________480-318-8883 Milco EDM & Waterjet ____ 714-373-0098 Marzee ____________ 602-269-5810 Moore Tool & Die ______ 480-622-1705 Metzfab ____________602- 539-9591 Thompson Machine _____ 505-823-1453 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Southwest Waterjet-Laser ___480-306-7748 Wissota Tool & Die _____ 480-507-3484 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Waterjet, 5-Axis TOOLING Southwest Waterjet-Laser ___480-306-7748 EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 Waterjet, Multi head MC Engineering _______ 314-456-7567 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Moore Tool & Die ______ 480-622-1705 Waterjet, High Press. Cutting Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 Paragon Machining & Design 480-635-9163 Marzee ____________ 602-269-5810

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WASHERS Welding: Aerospace AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 Backerworks Mfg ______ 505-342-2943 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 WIRE FORMS K-2 Manufacturing ______602-455-9575 Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.__412-458-4831 Lynch Brothers Mfg _____ 602-267-7575 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 Welding: Alum. Med & Lg SPRINGWORKS Utah _____801-298-0113 Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322 Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 WELDING Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322 Empire Precision Mach. ___ 480-633-4580 APMI _____________ 480-668-0024 Petersen ____________800-410-6789 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 LATE BREAKING CARD ADDITION BEL Machining________ 480-445-9881 Your Barfeed Expert, Sales, Service, Consultation BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 BC Barfeeds, LLC_______ 562-243-4659 LLC Bolts Metallizing - CWST ___ 602-244-2432 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Creedbilt Inc __________ 623-939-8119 Desert Precision Mfg _____ 520-887-4433 Empire Precision Mach. ____ 480-633-4580 Bryan Crawford SALES 1847 Elmfield Ave. Beach, CA, 90815 SERVICE Group Mfg. Serv ________ 480-966-3952 Long 562-597-7824 cell: 562-243-4659 CONSULATION Hollow Metal Xpress ______ 866-936-7001 Janʼs Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Celebrating 25 Years IMCOR Corp __________ 602-245-0148 In The Southwest! K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 K-zell Metals, Inc. _______ 602-232-5882 Reach More than Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575 27,800 if You Get Into M3 (Modern Metal Masters) _ 623-233-7932 Our 3 Editions! Petersen ____________ 800-410-6789 PPE Engineering________ 480-615-7900 And Just $260 (Per Precision Metalworks _____ 602-455-9575 Region) For The Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Whole Year. Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 602-412-7696 Weiser/Mile High Precision __ 303-280-2778 Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW•

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Index of Advertisers

3D Machine ...................................82 DAUM ............................................................80,81 5th AxisFixtures ......................17,80 Davis Salvage.....................................53,92 AAE ................................................... 91 Desert Machine Sales...........................73 Abrams Airborne Mfg................................85 Desert Precision MFG..........................84 Absolute Machining & Turning...........89 DM Machine Repair..............................80 ACC Machinery...............................................73 Dynamic Machine & Fab......................70,86 Dynamic Mfg & Eng.........................................90 Accutech.............................................................88 Ace Wire Spring & Form Co...................93 E Solutions..................................................................81 Adams Mach......................................49,73,96 East Valley Precision.............................90 Advanced Precision.....................................80 Ebbco Inc. ..................................................74 Aero Spring & Mfg........................................84 Echols Saw & Supply...........................73 Aero Tech.............................................................89 Edge Technologies...............................76 Air Gear .................................................................86 EDM Network....................................34,77 Alerus .....................................................................80 EDM Perform Access...........................78 AllFab Engineering.......................................85 EDM Tech...................................................84 Alpha Machine ...............................................91 Electric Motor Services .......................81 American Aerospace (AATC) ................83 Ellison Machinery...............5,29,45,69,73,75 American Tools & Metals ..................74,75 EMAG ........................................................... 75 Americhem Engineering ........................84 Empire Precision Mach......................89 ANEWCO.............................................................88 Enterprise Manufacturing ...............90 Apache Gear.....................................................85 EPSI.................................................................91 Apache Steel.....................................................77 Evans Precision Mach’g ..................... 85 APMI.................................................................50,82 Exactitude ................................................. 92 Arizona Finishing...........................................86 Faustson ..................................................... 82 Arizona Iron Supply.............................56,78 Field Calibrations...................................79 Arizona MEP.........................................70,81 Fine Line Fabricating Inc. .................. 85 Arizona Wire Spec.........................................82 Fine Line Laser Cutting .......................91 Arizona Wire & Tool......................................93 Flex-Pro .................................................68,89 ARTL........................................................................82 Flow Corp ............................................73,74 Auer Precision..................................................85 FMD Fabrication ....................................84 AutoDesk ............................................................84 FourPac .......................................................74 Avtek.......................................................................88 Foresight Finishing............................... 92 Axian Technology.........................................82 Frontier Techni-Kote.............................91 Ayers Gear & Machining ..........................71 Ganesh Machinery...............................74 AZ CNC ...................................11,71,76,78-79 Gateway Community College..56,83 AZ Datum...........................................................89 Geiger Electric Inc .................................74 AZ Laser Engraving......................................87 GHT Services LLC................................... 82 AZMARK (Imaginetics)..............................91 Gibbs Precision Machine ..................90 AZ Metals .....................................................44,76 Gilbert Metal Stamping..................... 82 AZ Tool Steel......................................................78 Gladhill Assoc ....................................58,87 B&B Tool...............................................................79 Glover Precision, Inc..............................87 B & T Tool & Engr............................................77 GMA Garnet .......................................54,75 Backerworks Mfg..........................................89 GMN USA.............................................63,76 Banterra Bank...................................2,81 Gold Tech Industries.............................87 Bar-S Machine Inc.........................................82 GoSynergy ................................................ 25 Barry Metals..............................................38,78 Graphel .......................................................86 Barton International ..................................76 Grindworks ............................................... 83 BEL Machining................................................84 Group Manufacturing........................84 BID Machine, Inc............................................84 Heller Machine .......................................29 Blue Streak Grinding ...........................59,85 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding.......84 BMO Harris Bank ...........................................81 HK Machining .........................................88 BMSC ..............................................................36,83 Hollow Metal Xpress ...........................84 Bolts Metallizing-CWST............................83 Horizon Carbide .................................... 82 Bralco Metals......................................16,76,77 HPMP ........................................................... 93 Broadway Metal Recycling................6,81 Hunter Machine Moving..................80 Bud’s Equipment Sales .............................76 Hurco ..............................................................9 Byington Steel Treating............................86 IMCO Products .......................................89 Capital Metal Finishing .............................91 IMCOR.......................................................... 92 Cassavant Machining ................................90 IMI Precision ...................................... 66-67 Cassavant CAP .........................................22,93 In-Position .................................................88 Castrol....................................................................21 Ind. Metal Supply ............................58,78 Challenger Aerospace...............................87 Ind.Tool Die................................................87 Chemetall ...........................................................78 Industrial Precision Grinding..........86 ChemResearch...............................................87 Infinisys .................................................83,87 CIS.............................................................................82 IPE Aerospace ...................................24,90 Cleveland Electric Labs .............................89 IPG..................................................................86 CMR Manufacturing...................................91 IRH ................................................................. 82 CNC Pros....................................1,30-33,73,75 ITDE................................................................87 Coast Aluminum....................................14,77 Jacquet West ............................................78 Coast Industrial Sales..................................81 Jaguar Precision Machine.................90 Coastal Metals..........................................12,78 Jan’s Inc........................................................88 Coating Tech........................................... 72,83 J B’s Prec Ind...............................................87 Collins Metal Finishing...............................83 JD Machine................................................82 Competitive Engineering...........................85 Jemelco Inc................................................80 Consolidated Resources...................20,80 K D Capital................................................. 73 Continental Machining............................88 K-2 Manufacturing................................91 Contract Manufacturing Service.......82 K-Zell Metals, Inc.................................... 92 Controlled Thermal......................................86 Kennametal..............................................79 Crating Technology....................... ......54,80 KLK Inc.........................................................88 Creedbilt Inc..................................................6,89 Kloeckner Metals ...................................77 D & R Mchy......................9,41, 73,75,78,79 Klontech Metrology ............................73 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 94 • March / Apr 2019 2

KTR Machine.............................................74 Kurt Manufacturing Co.......................78 Kyocera ........................................................76 L&W Machine Co.....................................87 LAI International.....................................82 Laser One Engraving.............................91 LAUBE Technology.................................77 Layke Inc .....................................................83 Layke Tactical.............................................81 LeGrand........................................................81 Leach Laser .................................................87 Level III NDT...............................................80 Lone Arrow................................................76 Louie’s Black Oxide..........................84,86 LRW Cutting Tools .................................79 Lynch Brothers ........................................86 M3 Metals...................................................93 Magnum Prec. .....................13,73-75,95 Makino .........................................................73 MAKstride..................................... 46-47,83 Marshall Tool & Supply .......................79 Marusiak LLC..............................................91 MarZee............................................50,85,92 Mario Pinto ................................................80 Matrix Machine .................................82,83 MC Engineering Inc..............................83 Mesa Machinery...............................69,75 Metalcraft Inc.............................................87 Metal Supermarkets.......................77,79 Metals Eng & Testing Labs ................83 Methods West.......................................3,75 Metzfab...........................................26,91,93 Micropulse West .....................................82 Midaco Corp .............................................83 Milco..............................................................84 Mistras (Semiray)..............................57,83 Mitutoyo ...............................................45,75 MLC CAD Systems .................................80 MoldWORX ................................................91 Moore Tool & Equip .............................. 75 Moore Tool & Die....................................93 Morsch Machine ....................................82 MP Systems ...............................................76 Multi-Tool..............................................37,74 NAI Horizon...............................................63 National Grinding & Mfg.................... 85 Nelson Engineering........................64,84 Newport Tool ...........................................93 NFP Property & Casualty....................80 North-South ..........................................7,76 O’Keefe Ceramics..............................69,88 Omax............................................................. 75 Osborn Products ..............................83,85 Pacific Swiss & Mfg ..........................52,90 Paragon Machining & Design ........89 Paramount Honing Machine...........87 Paramount Leadership Group .......80 Part Partners LLC ....................................89 PAS (Standard Aero) ............................ 85 Perfection Industrial Finishing .......90 Perma-Finish Inc ......................................91 Petersen Inc..............35,82,84,89,90,93 Phoenix Grinding...................................83 Phoenix Heat Treat................................86 Phoenix Metal Trading.........................81 Pilkington Metal Finishing................ 92 Pioneer Distributing Co......................83 Plasteel ...................................................60-61 Powerhaus Precision............................90 Powill Mfg...................................................86 PPE Engineering.....................................93 Precision Die & Stamping ...........40,82 Precision Industrial Painting ............83 Precision Repairs ....................................63 Pro Precision ..............................................85 Productivity, MMT............................39,73 Qualichem, Inc..........................................77 Quality Improvement Consulting....81 Quality Mold.............................................85 R&D Gage...................................................26 Renishaw.....................................................75

Resell CNC West......................................76 Revolution Machine Tools.................74 RMG Machining.......................... ....48,85 RMSS............................ ................................90 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades............74 Roentgen USA.........................................74 Rotarex.........................................................81 Royal Products..................................59,76 Ryerson........................................................79 S&M Moving Systems.........................80 S&S Machinery Sales............................75 Samuel, Son & CO..................................78 Sandvik Coromant .........................75,81 Sav-On Plating ........................................90 Savage Machine ...................................74 SBG Capital ...............................................79 SC Fuels ........................................................21,78 Schenk Intertech ...................................74 Scriven Precision Fab........................... 82 Select Machining ..................................88 Sentry Insurance.....................................81 Service & Sales .................................. ......92 Setco Spindles & Slides .....................78 Sharp Precision Tools ...........................81 Sierra Alloys TSI.......................................79 Single Source Technologies......73,77 Southwest Powder...............................86 Southwest Spindle Service...............81 Southwest Swiss Precision...............88 SW Waterjet & Laser..........................43,91 SP Engineering...........................................89 Specialty Turn Products (STP) ...........90 SPRINGWORKS Utah.......................... .93 Star Metal Fluids ......................15,76-80 Steel Services Grind’g ...................64,83 Stellar Industrial ......................................75 Stevens Engineering ............................77 Stewart Precision Manufacturing.......84 Sun Grinding......................................18,85 Sun Tech ..................................................... 92 Superior Grinding ..............................8,86 Sustaining Edge Solutions.........10,79 Systems Integrators.....................................83 Takashi Sato.......................................................80 TMM Precision ..................................82,85 T-N Machining.........................................88 T.S.M. Mach. ............................................. 73 Takashi Sato..............................................80 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 Thompson Machine............................84 THT Machining ........................................91 Toolnet International ..........................76 Total Quality Sys ......................................77 Tube Service..............................................77 TVT Die Casting................................62,85 TW Metals...................................................77 United Performance......................42,78 U S Shop Tools ..................................23,76 Uni-Tek..........................................................87 Val-Tech Mfg.............................................84 Vero Software..........................................79 VonRuden ...........................................78,80 Wal-Tek Industries................................. 82 Washington Cal. .............................86 Weiser/Mile High Precision ..............85 Western Banks ..................................27,79 Western Cast Parts................................ 82 Western Sintering Co.......................... 93 Western States Metal....................52,80 White’s Niche Products.........19,55,75 Whitley Machine .......................51,85 Wire-Tech...................................................84 Wisotta Tool & Die................................. 92 Wrico ......................................................28,84 Zachman Machinery............................75 Zeiss Metrology......................................74


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