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Vol. 18, No. 2 March/Apr 2012

Southwest Edition (AZ, NV, and NM)

Gold Tech Industries Announces Nadcap Accreditation and ISO9001/AS9100 Rev C Certification www.azmetalworker.com

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Editors Corner “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”

Frank Lloyd Wright The A2Z Metalworker has, since its inception, had a basic philosophy, and that is to share only positive news about what is happening in our industry.This has been a challenge since October of 2008, but we always published only the good things happening, whether it is contracts won, or successful machine shop stories. I am delighted to report that for this issue, positive news abounded, and it was easy to summarize great things happening. For one, there were so many press articles announcing the return of manufacturing to the United States, by such industry giants as Caterpillar, GE, and Toyota. Particularly in the automotive industry, the news even mentioned more than 200,000 net new jobs projected by 2015! And Airbus is hinting of plans to establish a manufacturing presence in the US. Caterpillar is often touted as the one company who actions and success are an indicator of what will happen in manufacturing overall. We’re also hearing about giant defense and aerospace companies getting into acquisition mode. For instance, L-3 Communications expanded its electro optical business by completing the acquisition of Kollmorgen from Danaher Corporation. Also, in a major shake-up of the U.S. armored vehicle industry, General Dynamics announced that it intends to acquire Force Protection. Of course, there is planned Goodrich acquisition by United Technologies.What does this mean to those who supply parts to these mammoths? Likely a consolidation of suppliers, so being better than the rest is paramount now, and into the future. You will read in this issue about some very successful machine shops, machine tool dealers and special processing businesses. All are succeeding, and growing, and there are clearly common threads in their success: Invest in technology, invest in processes and certifications, and aggressively market yourself in unique and bold ways. I am pleased to share with you that this issue of the A2Z Metalworker is the largest it has been since the downturn late in 2008. I firmly believe that a key explanation for our growth is our willingness to market our product, and our advertisers, all the time. These next two months we’ll take our magazines to such venues as Westec, Composites 2012, Jet Propulsion Lab/ NASA, and to American Contract Manufacturers Shows.We believe in the great companies you see in this publication, and they share our passion for manufacturing. They all ‘Make Things Happen’! In closing, we hope to see you at the upcoming manufacturing events and shows. We wish you continued success, health and happiness in 2012, and God Bless ourTroops!

Linda Daly Publisher www.facebook.com/A2ZMetalworker A2Z METALWORKER

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Cover Gold Tech Industries announces Nadcap Accreditation and ISO9001/AS9100 Rev C Certification. Photography by Robbie. Announcements/Releases.......6-7,10,12,14

Shop Profile .....................................1,34-36 Feature Articles.... 38-39,54-55,67,68-69,72

Buyers Guide Equipment....................90-98 Buyers Guide Processes ..................99-109

Card Gallery .....................................90-109

Index of Advertisers ............................... 110 Editorial..................................... Throughout

Published by: A2Z Metalworker

PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly linda@azmetalworker.com

Mail Address: PO Box 93295 Phoenix, AZ 85070 Telephone: (602) 412-7696 Website: www.azmetalworker.com E-mail: info@azmetalworker.com

CONTRIBUTORS Robbie Barrkman Gene Wirth Kim Carpenter Chris Seay Published bi-monthly to keep metalworkers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 6900 people actively engaged in the precision manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 19,300 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to www.azmetalworker.com. All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.

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Announcements & Releases Absolute Turning & Machine, Inc. Announces the Precision Guarantee! Precision & Quality Is Where It Starts, Savings Is Where It Ends! The Absolute Guarantee has three parts: Precision…Quality…Savings. The company is a CNC Swiss turning shop dedicated to providing precisionmachined parts.

rod, beam, bar, angle, channel, expanded and perforated. Services offered are production shearing, sawing, hole punching, bending, notching, some light fabrication and an experienced, certified welder is on staff with the ability to do MIG, TIG and ARC welding. AZ METALS is open to the public and proudly serves industrial, commercial, aerospace, automotive, residential and home hobbyist. Hours are 8-5 Monday-Friday and 9-12 on Saturdays.

For over ten years Mike McCaul’s craftsmen have been delivering the highest quality American made parts.

For more information or a free quote, contact AZ METALS at (480) 353-2950, visit their website at www.az-metals.net or stop in to shop at 526 E. Juanita Ave. Ste 1, Mesa, AZ 85204.

The best way to see the savings is to have Absolute quote your next project. The materials they work with are as diverse as the industries they service.

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The company works with the following materials: A286, Hastelloy, Alloy Steel, Heat Resistant Alloys, Aluminum, Nickel Alloys, Brass, Plastics, Copper, Stainless Steel, Corrosion Resistant Alloys, and Titanium. Company president Mike McCaul recommends you visit their website at atmswiss.com, fax 520.624.5636 or call 520.624.5628 for a quote.

Announcing the Grand Opening of AZ METALS in Mesa, AZ ! AZ METALS owners, Doug and Jill Cone, are pleased to announce the opening of their new store on E. Juanita Ave., Mesa. President Doug Cone has over 29 years of experience in the metal industry, owning and operating his own business the past 11 years. The Phoenix location of AZ METALS will be reopening in the Fall 2012 with two shops to better serve you! Featuring custom cut to size, no minimum orders and fast valleywide delivery, AZ METALS offers an extensive selection of metals with exceptional service. The new shop carries ALL metals in ALL shapes: aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, brass, bearing bronze, tool steel, alloy steel, and specialty products- spring steel, exotic alloys, shim stock and safety grating. Materials come in: plate, sheet, pipe, tube, A2Z METALWORKER

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Self Clinch Direct is a Master Distributor for TR Fastenings USA. Self Clinch Direct has been servicing manufacturing and fabricating facilities in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona and Wyoming for 17+ years.With our new website, www.selfclinchdirect.com, and over 20 million parts available to ship, we are now providing hardware to the entire U.S.A. Specializing in providing hardware to the precision sheet metal industry, we understand your needs for a high quality product, exceptional service, and cost reductions TR Self Clinch is world renowned for Quality and Reliability. With over 35 years of experience selling in Europe and Asia, TR is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Self Clinching products. TR’s products are the same Form, Fit and Function as competitive products. All products are RoHS compliant and manufactured under ISO9000 standards. We carry the complete range of Self Clinch fasteners. We have no minimums and offer free shipping on orders of $100 or more. If you don’t see the product you are looking for on our website, please call Joe Ardovino or Steve Crump at 801-746-2689 further assistance.Please visit www.trfastenings.com.

Wright Prototype Expands Into Arizona! Jour neyman Tool & Die Maker Bob Wright founded Wright Prototype more than 15 years ago in Albany, Oregon. Bob learned the trade during his 16 years of tenure at Hewlett Packard, 5 years as an apprentice, and his last several years running their machine shop.

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Wright Prototype built a successful business in Oregon offering Design, Prototype, Machining, and EDM services to their customers. They have devoted significant time to helping train new machinists, and Bob says that they offer the only tool and die apprenticeship program in all of Oregon. Last year, the husband and wife owners (Bob and Denise) made the decision to expand their company into Arizona. Denise says, “We’ve built our reputation on manufacturing complex parts, our quick turn capability, and our design support for R&D and prototype products.” The company’s skills are so valued that they have a long term contract with Oregon State University, building the parts that the university engineering students design. Bob often offers design recommendations(tactfully) to these students for “form, fit and function”.


Contact Wright Prototype Arizona to learn more about their capabilities. Bob can be reached at 541-619-2760.

Sustaining Edge Solutions Celebrates 10 Years in Business! Sustaining Edge Solutions, Inc. is a management systems consulting and training firm located in Arizona. Walter Tighe, president and owner says, “We are very proud in celebrating our 10th anniversary of business improving operational and quality management systems performance for the manufacturing and service industries. It has been an extremely rewarding experience for us and our sincere thanks to all our clients.”

Echols Saw & Supply Just Purchased the Largest Band Welder in Arizona! Echols Saw & Supply, celebrating their 26th year in business, just recently purchased a new band saw welder to support their customers. The newest edition to the Echols family is a Falcon 3500 Band Welder. It allows the company to weld blades up to 2 5/8” in capacity, and is the

largest band welder in all of Arizona.Clayton Echols, 2nd generation family member in the business, says, “We have been providing quality welded to length band saw blades for more than a quarter of a century, and now we can offer our customers this capability with larger band saw blades, up to 2 5/8”. We are very excited to announce this new capability to all of our loyal customers, and to new customers.” For more information, contact Echols Saw & Supply at 602-278--3918.

Adams Machinery Adds To Its Team! Steven Bear joined Adams in December 2011 after graduating Arizona State University with a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering. He studied lean manufacturing techniques, PLC programming, and CNC programming during his tenure at ASU. Steve has 11 years of experience in the manufacturing industry working as a welder, fabricator, CNC operator, and floor manager in various machine and fabrication shops in the metro Detroit and metro Phoenix areas. Steve has formal training with SolidEdge, Solidworks, SurfCAM, MasterCAM, and Esprit software and is never afraid to learn new technology. Contact Steve today at 480-968-3711 or visit Adams Machinery’s website at www.adamsmachinery.com. Announcements Continued Page 10 A2Z METALWORKER

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EXPERIENCED APPLICATIONS ENGINEERING Time Studies, Programming Services, Training, Turnkey Projects, Automation If you are looking for a partner to help solve your machining challenges and optimize your cycle times turn to our applications engineering department. You benefit from the knowledge and experience that comes with people who work full time solving tough problems for various companies every day. Whether it’s evaluating your parts to help you make your machine selection, training the people in your facility to maximize your productivity or providing you a full turnkey system we are committed to your success.

PROFESSIONAL SALES ENGINEERS RELIABLE SERVICE SUPPORT Local, Responsive, Factory Certified Your emergency is our emergency. So don’t panic. If anything goes wrong with your equipment, call Arizona CNC. You will get a quick response from an expert, factory certified service engineer. On-site or over the phone, AZCNC's team of expert service personnel can solve problems fast-usually within hours. Your uptime is our goal.

Knowledgeable, Experienced Our goal is to provide you with the right solution and improve your profitability. The cheapest machine on the market is seldom the best value or the most cost effective. Our sales engineers are trained professionals with the ability to recognize and apply the appropriate manufacturing process for your needs. Their understanding of processes as well as product enables them to find the most efficient machine tool for your application. Our sales staff also can present you with the financing options that make your machine tool purchases more affordable.

Keep in mind time spent preventing problems can save you the unwanted costs of having to fix them later. AZCNC offers preventive maintenance programs to help you avoid unexpected downtime through managed care of your equipment. Arizona CNC Equipment, LLC 1235 S. 48th St, Suite 1 Tempe, AZ 85281 www.arizonacnc.com

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OKUMA World class manufacturer of high technology CNC turning centers, machining centers and cylindrical grinders.

TSUGAMI Swiss-style automatics, turning machines and machining centers known worldwide for their superior design and construction.

UNIVERSAL LASER SYSTEMS The leader in Engraving, Cutting & Marking Systems.

OMAX Industry leading Waterjet machines.


HARDINGE Editorial Contact:

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

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Methods to Improve Your Business Performance “Sustaining Edge Solutions provides excellent customer service. Our management system has resulted in financial gains for the entire organization.” Richard Gomez, V.P. Quality MedAire International

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ISO 9001:2008 Quality System ISO 13485 Medical Devices ISO 27001 Information Security Six Sigma Improvement Operational Assessments Lean Manufacturing The remarkable success of our ISO 9001 and 14001 EMS registration is due to the superb organization and training that Sustaining Edge Solutions provided to us. We highly recommend their services to any organization – large or small – that is seeking comprehensive consultative support for implementing an effective operational and environmental management system.” Olaf Koester, President/CEO SOLON Corporation

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Sustaining Edge Solutions gave us the direction we needed to implement our new AS9100 Aerospace Business Management System. They were professional, affordable and always on call when we needed them. I would personally recommend them to anyone looking to step up to the next level in their business." Rocky Hettinger, President Hawkeye Precision, Inc.

Congratulations to our clients that have recently achieved certification to AS9100C or ISO 13485. MJS Designs, Inc. R&D Specialty Manco Hawkeye Precision, Inc.

Modern Methods, Inc. M.C. Davis Company Unical Aviation

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Announcements & Releases Continued

Consolidated Resources Inc. Team Member Kerry Vance Elected To ATMA Board! Consolidated Resources Inc. (CRI) is pleased to announce that one of their key employees, Kerry Vance, has been elected to serve as the Associate Liaison on the Board of Governors of the ATMA – Arizona Tooling and Machining Association. The ATMA is the Arizona chapter of the NTMA – NationalTooling and Machining Association. Kerry, a sales executive for Consolidated Resources for the past 4 ½ years, says, “The ATMA is the premier organization for manufacturers in Arizona. By serving on the board, I am able to contribute my time to support the manufacturing industry, which is vital to our local and national economy!” Consolidated Resources is a full-service industrial recycling company, and has been providing customized recycling solutions for manufacturers and contractors in Arizona since 1990. To find out more about involvement in the ATMA, or services provided by Consolidated Resources, please give Kerry a call at (623) 931-5009. You can also A2Z METALWORKER

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visit ATMA’s website at www.arizonatooling.org and CRI’s website at www.consolidatedresources.com.

Micropulse West Celebrates 15 Years! Micropulse West, Inc. proudly announces it has passed the 15 year mark! Founded in the mid ‘90’s, Micropulse West, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company that is customer-oriented and staffed with dedicated professionals willing to go the extra mile for exceptional customer service. MWI’s roots started back in Indiana, and what began as simply a western expansion of a parent company has blossomed over the years into its own thriving entity operating 24 hours a day. This growth is due to a combination of factors, of which the most important are loyal customers, devoted employees, flexible vendors and proactive leadership. Similar to MWI, the current President, Joe Tripi, is also a transplant to Arizona. Growing up in western NewYork, Joe moved to the Valley in the late 1990’s. After working with MWI as a customer for a few years, Joe collaborated with former President Kevin Brudi back in 2005 in a plan that would eventually make Joe his predecessor and enable Kevin to retire early. After Kevin’s untimely death in 2008, MWI pulled together as a team and exhibited its true characteristics: teamwork, dedication and tenacity. As a result, not only did MWI weather the loss of a leader, but they managed to diversify their client base, become ISO:9001 certified and double their sales during a recession. The MWI team is looking forward to achieving future growth and servicing their clients Announcements Continued Page 12

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Multi-Tasking Technology Days Magnum’s Phoenix Showroom March 7 - 8, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Featuring All The Machines In Our Showroom! The MAZAK Integrex I-150, MAZAK Vertical Center Compact, DURMA 10’ x 1/4Shear, STAR Swiss SB16, HYD-MECH S20AIII Bandsaw, KENT KTM3VKF Knee Mill, WENZEL X/O 87 CMM Laser Marking by FOXRAYS.

Please join us for the live machine demos, and a bite to eat.

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Low cutting forces provide fewer problems with weak fixturing, thin walled components and loads on the cutting edge. The drill comes in lengths 3-8xD as standard. Sandvik Coromant is a world-leading supplier of cutting tools and tooling systems for the metalworking industry and is represented in 130 countries. 25 stateof-the art Productivity Centers located around the world provide customers and staff with continuous training in tooling solutions and methods to increase productivity. Sandvik Coromant is part of the Tooling business area of the Sandvik Group. For more information contact: Email: faina.sandler@sandvik.com.

Matt Bohls Celebrates Completing 2nd Year as Owner of Machine Tool Laser Calibration (MTLC) Matt Bohls is pleased to announce that he celebrated his second year as owner of Machine Tool Laser Calibration (MTLC).

Announcements & Releases Continued for many years to come. Contact Micropulse West at: 602-438-9770, or please visit their website at www.micropulsewest.com

The fastest solid carbide drill on the market - CoroDrill 860 March 1st 2012 sees the launch of the CoroDrill 860, the fastest solid carbide drill on the market for steel drilling. This drill is a top performer for conventional drilling, chamfered holes, inclined surfaces, cross holes, stack drilling and convex/concave surfaces. With excellent chip evacuation control, when using high cutting data in long and short chipping materials, the drill provides consistently problem free drilling at high penetration rates. The new unique geometry combined with the new flute shape provides a cutting edge shape for effective clearance of the chip, even at increased penetration rates. A2Z METALWORKER

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After serving in the military, Matt returned to the States and was trained to calibrate CNC machines under the tutelage of Jim Loring, who owned Machine Tool Calibration, and had more than 30 years of experience. Matt says, “Jim was expert at finding out what was wrong with machines, and making them as accurate as they could be. I had the pleasure to work under his direction for 3 years. When he was ready to retire, I purchased the business, and renamed it Machine Tool Laser Calibration.” Since purchasing the company, Matt has invested in the latest, state-of-the-art laser calibration equipment. Today, Matt’s services are utilized by nearly every machine tool dealer in the Valley. To find out how you can make your machines the most accurate they can be, or certify them for calibration requirements, contact Matt at 602-721-8819 or email him at MTLaserCal@gmail.com. Announcements Continued Page 14

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Local Machining Cuts Your Costs Cut your machining and transportation costs by using IPE Aerospace, an Arizona company. IPE Aerospace can machine high-tolerance components and provide limited run production parts. High Tolerance CNC Milling CNC Lathe Work CMM Technology Rapid Turnaround Local Arizona Company One Source Responsibility IPE Aerospace can simplify and shorten production cycles and produce precision machined components for your needs. Contact us today or visit our website.


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Announcements & Releases Continued

Continuous Measurable Improvement Corner

Jim Perlow, Q.A.S.

On time delivery suffering?You’re not alone, yet with Quality or Product Conformity expected to be a given today, On Time delivery has taken the spotlight of extreme focus and importance to the end user of our products. When we miss our delivery commitments to our customers we place our customers 02/16/10 “At Risk” of missing their commitments to their customers.

A2Z Metalworker

I am old school and know how good some of you are guessing a part will for x(what the market 1/3 pagewhat square - 5go3/8 5 3/8" will bear) And even though I confess to have had a great deal of success utilizing this method of quoting in the past, I also confess it was the root cause for missing deliveries.To compete in today’s market place, we can no longer leave the details of scheduling to chance. “Risk Mitigation” is the process, when put into action, does two very important things: First, it gives us the tools we need to truly understand the time constraints on the products and/or services we are selling. This knowledge allows us to become more credible when loading our shops and projecting our lead times. Secondly, provides a milestone (measurement) tool to let us know when our process is going to miss the delivery time frame, in time, to alert our customers. It is very important that we all really understand the series of negative events we set off when we fail to notify our customer we are going to miss a delivery BEFORE THE DAY WE WERE SCHEDULED TO SHIP IT. Although the notification is always uncomfortable, as it should be, it is a key element of the Risk Mitigation process, because it allows the customer to shift gears and financial resources to another project, in lieu of having all of the components, but ours, on the assembly line, which ties up capital for A2Z METALWORKER

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a major assembly they can not sell. We all know what it is like to miss a critical shipment when it comes time to meet payroll or fulfill another financial obligation. Using the Risk Mitigation approach will reduce the self imposed stresses we place on ourselves and our employees. Risk Mitigation, done properly, usually comes with a check list. The purpose of the Checklist is to make sure your team has looked into every detail to enhance your sales and increase your projected positive outcome related to On Time Delivery. Contact Jim at jperlow.qas@cox.net

KYLE BUSCH - All for One, One for All A quick glance at the No. 18 M&M’sToyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) team roster reveals that not much has changed since the curtain came down on the 2011 season with the 2012 season about to begin. Most notably, driver Kyle Busch and crew chief Dave Rogers return for their third full season together, a combination that scored four victories, 14 top-five finishes, and 18 top-10s last season. But, beyond the M&M’s team, sweeping change has spread across the three-team JGR Sprint Cup operation. So, as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season warms up with the non-pointspaying Budweiser Shootout, continues through Gatorade Duels, and begins in earnest with the 54th running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, JGR will be hoping its offseason changes and accompanying new attitude will yield success at Daytona. And, the organization hopes, the momentum will continue long after Daytona Speedweeks is in the rearview mirror. Busch and Rogers hope the organizational changes will be especially helpful in enhancing JGR’s chances of winning the crown jewels of the Sprint Cup Season – the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and, of course, the Daytona 500.

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Northwestern University Scientists Developing Longer-Lasting Battery The AP reports, “Scientists at Northwestern University are working on technology that could allow batteries in cars and cellphones to charge faster and last longer.” However, “the batteries are still two to five years away from market.” Northwestern Professor Harold Kung remarked that the “an electric car could...charge more quickly and more powerfully.”

United Technologies Is Said to Weigh Sale of Pumps Unit for Goodrich Deal United Technologies Corp. is studying the sale of a pump- and compressor-making division to raise cash for the planned purchase of aerospace supplier Goodrich Corp. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is advising on the potential divestiture of some or all of that business, which is part of the Hamilton Sundstrand unit.The company may decide not to go ahead with a sale, which may value the unit at $2 billion or more. The industrial products unit, which makes Milton Roy pumps and Sullair compressors, is among the few at United Technologies not focused on aviation or commercial buildings. Executives have been A2Z METALWORKER

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weighing asset sales to limit the amount of stock needed for the $16.5 billion cash purchase that will add Goodrich to the maker of Otis Elevators and Sikorsky helicopters. “There’s absolutely no synergies I can really think of between one of those Sullair compressors on two wheels at a construction project and anything else they do,” said Brian Langenberg, an analyst at Langenberg & Co. in Chicago. Potential buyers may include construction-equipment makers betting on a rebound in the non-residential market, Langenberg said. United Technologies may be able to raise $1 billion more by selling assets in its fire and security unit, he added. Also under way is an effort to find a buyer for Rocketdyne, a maker of engines for civilian and military rockets, the people said. Deutsche Bank AG and Moelis & Co. are advising on that sale, which may raise $400 million or more, the people said. United Technologies acquired most of the industrial- products business in the 1999 purchase of Sundstrand Corp. The unit’s annual sales probably exceed $1 billion, according to estimates from analysts. Rocketdyne, a part of the Pratt & Whitney unit, typically reports $700 million to $800 million in revenue, based on presentations and filings. Rocketdyne President Jim Maser said last year that the unit got about 60 percent of its revenue from NASA, which flew the last space shuttle mission in 2011.

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envelope of protection,” Colonel John Leaphart, a project manager at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, said in a statement.

Flight International reports, “Textron chief executive Scott Donnelly confirmed that Bell Helicopter will launch a new commercial helicopter to be built at the company’s Amarillo, Texas facility.” Donnelly said the announcement would be made at the Heli-Expo coming up.

BAE received a $38 million contract and Northrop was awarded $31.4 million, Brandon Pollachek, an Army spokesman at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, said in a phone interview. Both are for technology development during 21 months.

“We are delighted to have been selected,” Ellen Hamilton, a Northrop spokeswoman, said in an e-mail statement.

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The Common Infrared Countermeasure, or CIRCM, program is valued at a minimum of $1.1 billion. It may rise to as much as $5 billion if the Navy and Air Force, as well as allied militaries, decide to install the laser defense systems, Andrew Dardine, an analyst with the research firm Forecast International of Newtown, Connecticut, has said. The infrared system is a laser that diverts missiles by jamming their sensors with intense heat. The Army plans to initially outfit 1,076 helicopters, starting with Sikorsky’s UH-60 Black Hawk. The technology will work with the aircraft’s missile warning system “to ensure an

The company will work with partners SELEX Galileo, par t of Rome-based Finmeccanica SpA, and Daylight Defense LLC to help protect helicopters from shoulder-fired missiles, she said. Contract Competitors BAE had competed against ITT Exelis Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Raytheon Co. Lockheed was dropped from the competition last summer, Craig Vanbebber, a spokesman for the company, said in a phone interview. “Exelis is very proud of the affordable and reliable low- risk solution that our team developed,” Robert Ferrante, a vice president at the McLean, Virginia-based company, said.

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Rockwell Collins Sees Business-Jet Upturn Business-jet manufacturers have begun increasing production, signaling the start of a turnaround after a prolonged downturn, the top executive of aviation-electronics maker Rockwell Collins Inc. said. “We see a positive direction for the first time in three years,” Rockwell’s chairman and chief executive, Clay Jones, said . Rockwell, which sells cockpit-electronics and other communications systems to Bombardier Inc., Hawker Beechcraft Corp. and other business-jet manufacturers, reported a 14% decline in fiscal firstquarter earnings but posted results that beat Wall Street forecasts. Mr. Jones said business-jet makers recently informed the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, company they are raising production levels this year. He predicted the sector could increase sales in 2012 by percentages “in the low double digits” over last year on “generally improving economic conditions around the world.” “It’s not a land rush, but after three years of misery, any improvement is encouraging, and we’re seeing that improvement generally across the board,” Mr. Jones said in an interview. He cautioned that much of the increased activity likely will be felt in the second half of A2Z METALWORKER

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the calendar year. Among the encouraging signs: production rates for midsize and light business jets are starting to improve, Mr. Jones said. Sales of smaller business jets have been hit especially hard during the slump, while larger, longer-range business jets have proved resilient. The company reported fiscal first-quarter income of $130 million, or 86 cents a share, down from $151 million, or 96 cents a share, a year earlier. The year-ago period included 13 cents in research-anddevelopment tax credit benefits. Revenue in the quarter ended Dec. 31 fell 1% to $1.1 billion. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had projected earnings of 84 cents a share on revenue of $1.09 billion. Sales of aviation electronics and other communications-systems for the commercial sector rose 13%, boosted by higher product deliveries for some Bombardier Inc. business jets, as well as increased sales of electronics for Boeing Co. jetliners such as the new 787 Dreamliner. Operating profit in the segment rose 23%. Government-systems revenue declined 10% as the company felt the impact of belt-tightening by the U.S. Department of Defense, including the termination of some military projects.

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Boeing Assembles GPS IIF Satellites Using ‘Pulse’ Manufacturing Line Boeing is accelerating the assembly of its Global Positioning System (GPS IIF) satellites through the use of a pulse-line manufacturing approach. This process was adapted from the Boeing 737 airplane production line. “Using this pulse-line approach, we are able to build up to six satellites per year,” says Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems. “This is the highest satellite production rate in Boeing history, and it ensures we will deliver the remaining GPS IIF satellites on schedule.” Boeing is currently under contract for a total of 12 GPS IIF satellites for the US Air Force. Two are in orbit; two have been completed and are being stored until launch; and eight are in various stages of pulse-line production. The next GPS IIF launch is scheduled during the third quarter of 2012. Boeing says it is prepared to deliver several GPS IIF satellites within the next year. “Similar to an aircraft assembly line, the GPS IIF pulse line efficiently moves a satellite from one designated work area to the next at a fixed rate,” says Jan Heide, GPS IIF program director. “Within the four pulse-line work centers, we’ve incorporated lean manufacturing processes, new tooling, and A2Z METALWORKER

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Flight Inter national repor ts, “Bell Helicopter will directly confront AgustaWestland and Eurocopter in the upper medium helicopter-class beyond 2014 with its unveiling on 12 February of the new 525 Relentless, a ‘super medium’ twin.” The new helicopter will include a “triply-redundant BAE Systemsbuilt fly-by-wire (FBW) system” with two GE CT7-2F1 turboshaft engines. The ar ticle notes “Bell is confident its advanced cockpit technologies optimised per seatmile costs will give it an edge” over AgustaWestland. The company also “said input from a customer advisory panel was and continues to be a key factor in major design decisions for the clean-sheet helicopter, including the choice of GE CT7 engines.”

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Bombardier Aerospace Says 2011 Jet Deliveries Meet Guidance Bombardier Aerospace said its 2011 deliveries matched company’s guidance. For the 11 months to Dec. 31, Bombardier Aerospace delivered 245 aircraft, slightly higher than the 240 it had forecast, though that level was still lower than the 256 aircraft in the previous, 12-month fiscal year. Bombardier is changing its year-end to a calendar year. A decline in deliveries of its commercial aircraft was partially offset by higher deliveries in its business-jet segment, against the backdrop of uncertain economic conditions and a mood of caution.

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Toyota May Shift “A Significant Amount Of Production” To US Bloomberg News reported, “Toyota may shift a significant amount of production to the US should demand in Japan fail to rebound and the majority of its output is shipped overseas.” The company “has pledged to protect jobs in Japan even though the yen’s appreciation to a post-World War II high versus the dollar has eroded profitability. The yen’s strength and parts shortages after the March 11 earthquake contributed to Toyota losing its sales crown as the world’s biggest automaker to General Motors in the first half of this year.” A2Z METALWORKER

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Deliveries of commercial aircraft fell to 78, from 97 in the year-ago period, but business aircraft deliveries rose to 163 from 155. Bombardier Aerospace, however, gave no guidance for 2012 deliveries. National Bank Financial, however, forecasts 239 deliveries for Bombardier in 2012.

D u c o m m u n Aw a r d e d Contract From For V-22 Osprey Aircraft Program Ducommun Incorporated announced that it has received contracts totaling approximately $14 million from Bell Helicopter. The Ducommun LaBarge Technologies business unit (DLT), a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS), will produce electronic assemblies and wiring harnesses for the V-22 Osprey military aircraft. DLT has supported the V-22 program since 2005.

“The Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey combines the speed of a plane and the hovering ability of a helicopter; it is a true multi-task aircraft,” said Anthony J. Reardon, president and chief executive officer. “Whether the job is transporting troops, delivering cargo, or flying Special Forces operations, the V-22 brings more capabilities to the mission than any other aircraft on the market.” The V-22 is produced under a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter and The Boeing Company. DLT expects the new contracts will expand production on the V-22 program through the fall of 2013.

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Nowadays, modern uniforms and military camouflage systems for this year, but can the airlines absorb all these new jets? objects and buildings By Marjorie Censer can do more than just use camouflage prints that are specially made to blend in with the environment to prevent Airlines willbeing digest more new mainline airliners than ever before them from seen. When Defense Secretaryrise Robert M.and Gates announced cutsthe last in 2011, as deliveries by 5% surpass four funding figures for month, some in the defense industry shuddered. But for others, the first time. Special materials can generate also provide againsttotell-tale infrared announced cuts will newscreening opportunities revitalize older heat radiation (IR radiation). Until now, it has been the IR-absorbing systems. vat dyes of the camouflage print ensure that theincrease wearers Shipments were effectively flatthat lastgenerally year, as Airbus’s slight are offset largelyby“invisible” to theinCCD sensors on Seattle. night-vision devices. was small decline deliveries Airbus It’s not unusuala for a program termination tofrom refocus attention on anagain older However, the dye particles soon reach the limits of their absorption out-produced its rival for the eighth year in succession deliverprogram, but analysts said this shift may become more common as the capability. ing 510 aircraft. Pentagon’s budget tightens and it is forced to work with the equipment it already owns. As part of a research project, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in This breaks its previous all-time output record of 498, set the Bönnigheim and the ITCF Denkendorf have developed a new type of year before. Boeing’s 481 in will 2009endtoa This time around, Gatesdeliveries announcedfell theslightly Defensefrom Department IR-absorbent textiles. By dosing (covering) or coating chemical fibres Marine Corps program prime contractor General 462, with thevehicle absence of 787with shipments beginning to tellDynamics on the with nanoparticles of indium tin oxide (ITO), the heat radiation can and will instead directAs money toward repairing and upgrading itsdelivery existing airframer’s output. a result, the two rivals’ combined be far more effectively absorbed and so a better screening effect is amphibious assault vehicle, built by BAE Systems. Additionally, he tally, 972 than aircraft, down slightly on the prints. 979 delivered indelayed 2009, achieved withwas conventional camouflage part of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 strike-fighter aircraft program and said which at the time was an industry record. the Pentagon would buy more of Boeing’s F/A-18 aircraft. ITO is a transparent semiconductor which is also used, for example, However, this will change in 2011 as two manufacturers ramp in the touch screens of smartphones. Thethe challenge for the researchers “I think that there are going to be more and more examples like that,” wasoutput to bindacross the ITO to the textiles in such a way thatBoeing there up bothparticles their single-aisle and widebody lines. said Todd Harrison, a defense analyst with the Center for Strategic and was nofinally detrimental effect onDreamliners their other to properties, such as their should begin to ship customers, as well as Budgetary Assessments. physiological the stretched comfort. 747-8. The treatment on the textile also had to be made resistant to washing, abrasion and weathering. Because the military in recent years invested in many new programs, A Z METALWORKER • 32 • March/Apr 2012 Airbus’s chief salesman John Leahy shrugsit did off not thespend pessimistic which in lots of cases have not come to fruition, as much 2


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To evaluate the screening effect of the textile treatment, the absorption, on large-scale repair andwas modernization older equipment, outlook that,and he says, prevalent aofyear ago. “A lotrange ofHarrison experts transmission reflection were. measured in theneed wave 0.25 added. “As a result, we still have . . this lagging to recapitalize were talking about aUV 30% reduction in our production and Boe-large 2.5 parts µm, i.e that of radiation, visible light and near infrared of our force,” he said. ing’s production, and that iteffect was inevitable there was isgoing to be a (NIR). The NIR screening in particular, which important double-dip recession,” he says. for night-vision devices, was markedly better when compared with The defense industry, keeping a close eye on programs vulnerable to untreated textile samples. cancellation, is now positioning itself for these repair efforts. Even the International Air Transport Association “was predicting In their spectroscopic investigations, the team of experts wasinable the airlines would have the worst year they had ever had the BAE Systems isofhoping to winofwork repairing its amphibious assault to make the wealth expertise andof the state-of-the-art history ofuse international aviation. Well, none that turned out to vehicle, but the company anticipates competition. spectroscopy equipment at theadding Hohenstein Institute. This is also used be right,” points out Leahy, that the industry “resilient” in other ways asback”. well as for research projects: for example, at the and is “coming “We don’t expect to get favoritismcan outcalculate of the customer because we customer’s request, theany specialists the UV protection are the [original manufacturer], but I do think there are some advantages factor780 (UPF) of textilesproduced and checkbythat colorand requirements The narrowbodies Airbus BoeingBAE’s last and year of being the designer of this vehicle,” said Ann Hoholick, tolerances are as specified in the technical terms of delivery. vice accountedoffor 80% their total systems. deliveries. president newabout vehicles andofamphibious Building on the latest research results, in future projects the IRBoth manufacturers arebeprogressively ramping up regard toprepared reachtoato comFaced with atextiles tighter budget, BAE has tried to be equally bid absorbent will further optimized with their on a new program or a competition to modernize older systems, said bined output of management almost 80 single-aisle aircraft month the heat and sweat capabilities. The aaim is towithin prevent Bob Murphy, the company’s executive vice president for product sectors. next two years, based on already announced increases. And both the tell-tale near and mid-range IR radiation, in the form of heat “You can’t get wed tobody, any boosts one thing, because all Itake tell is, as the are evaluating further which could theiryoucombined radiated from the from even forming, socanmaking detection future unfolds, what looks like a very high priority today . . . can change monthly ratesByinto the 90-100 aircraft range. even harder. keeping the physiological processes in the human very rapidly,” Murphy said. “You’ve got to be prepared for the change.” body running as smoothly as possible, the textiles also help ensure that theexpects soldiersitscan performthis to year the best abilities even Airbus deliveries will of risetheir to about 520-530 Loren Thompson, a defense industry485-500 consultant atgreat the Lexington Institute, in extreme climatic conditions or under physical stress. aircraft, while Boeing forecasts shipments - its final tally said it’s common for a program termination todecades create new work on an The researchers are benefiting from the of experience dependent on how successful it is getting series production of the existing piece of equipment. But,This oftenexperience “the company that from at the and Hohenstein Institute. fedbenefits into should many 747-8 787 under way. Whatever happens,has production ainternationally cancellation is standardized not the company whose program is canceled,” he said. surpass 1,000 units for the test firstmethods time. which the team of experts can use in its work. “In this environment, weapons spending is a zero-sum game,”Thompson “But there arecompany’s certain areas concern. Both Airbus added. “One gain of is another company’s loss.”and Boeing are 2/27/12 3:54 PM

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Gold Tech Industries Announces Nadcap Accreditation and ISO9001/ AS9100C Certification!

Gold Tech Industries just took their business to the next level -almost overnight. The company, which began its operations in 1984, is today a recognized leader in precision plating and metal finishing applications for the aerospace, defense, automotive, c o m m e r c i a l , telecommunications, and semiconductor industr ies. Their customers in the aerospace industry include such renowned defense and aerospace giants as General Dynamics, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing Phantomworks, and Northrop Grumman, and they deliver finished products to customers throughout the world. Gold Tech Industries commands a reputation for excellence in product quality, cycle time, and customer satisfaction. This position in the industry has, in part, resulted from the company’s ability and willingness to respond to challenging proposals involving exotic base materials, unique design configurations, and intricate plating and masking requirements. Gold Tech can accomplish these challenges because of the expertise of their staff. Brett Malacky, Project Manager and long-term employee, says that great employees don’t leave Gold Tech, because it is such an outstanding environment to work in. In fact, the management team has a combined 164 years of tenure with the company. Gold Tech offers a number of plating and processing services for their customers, including: • Electrolytic Processes • Electroless Processes • Precious Metal Plating • Rack Plating • Barrel Plating

• Polishing & Buffing • Research & Development • Hard Masking • Adhesive Masking • Liquid Masking

score! Today the company is one of few precision plating companies certified to the latest AS9100 revision. This registration covers the following: Chemical processing, electroplating, and metal finishing services for the aerospace, defense, semiconductor, and telecommunications industries Almost in parallel with their ISO/AS9100 certification, the company underwent the process for Nadcap Accreditation. The initial audits, conducted from January 10-12th of this year, resulted in a recommendation for accreditation. The audit summary stated, “Gold Tech Industries, Tempe, AZ, was very well prepared for this audit. Management is quality oriented and willing to correct all findings. Facilities and equipment were adequate for needs and a competent technical staff is available on site, capable of enforcing the procedures and correcting the findings (there were 4 minors) identified in this audit. A good level of craftsmanship and attention to detail by all these individuals was observed during these audits.

Julie Flickinger, Quality Manager with 11 years at Gold Tech says, “We knew that in order to continue to grow our business while still providing outstanding quality plating services, we needed to certify to ISO9001/AS9100C and achieve Nadcap Accreditation. And we believed both accomplishments were not trivial tasks.” Beginning last August, they contracted with an ISO9001/AS9100 consultant, BMSC. Brett says, “In our first meeting with BMSC, we discovered that our processes were so well documented that certification would be relatively painless.” Within 2 months, they had their initial audit for the newest revision, AS9100 Revision C. The result -- 0 findings, a perfect A2Z METALWORKER

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Management and operators were without exception, cooperative in accomplishing the audits’ goals.” Gold Tech submitted their 4 NCRs, which were closed in 2 days (in one cycle), without even a phone call from the PRI Staff Engineer. Gold Tech Industries received their Nadcap Accreditation certificate on February 15, 2012. About Gold Tech’s Metal Finishing & Plating Processes Gold Tech Industries’ Aerospace Division works with the following substrates: Aluminum, Copper, Mu Metal, Steel Alloys, Beryllium Copper, Hastelloy, Nickel Alloys, Silver, Brass, Invar, Kovar, Tellurium Copper, Inconel, Monel, and Stainless Steel. Processes Include: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Bright Nickel: QQ-N-290, AMS 2403, AMS 2423 Chemfilm (Alodine): MIL-C-5541, MIL-C-81706, MIL-DTL-5541, MIL-DTL-14072 Chrome: Decorative QQ-C-320 Copper: MIL-C-14550, ASTM B734, AMS 2418 Electroless Nickel: MIL-C-26074, AMS-C-26074, AMS 2404, ASTM B733 Gold: ASTM B488, AMS 2422, MIL-DTL-45204 Passivation: AMS-QQ-P-35, ASTM A967, AMS 2700 Precision Metal Cleaning: ASTM A380 Silver: QQ-S-365, ASTM B700, AMS 2410, AMS 2412 Sulfamate Nickel: MIL-P-27418, AMS 2424 Tin: MIL-T-10727, ASTM B545 Tin-Lead: MIL-P-81728, AMS-P-81728

Environmental and Safety Gold Tech Industries is clearly a superior precision plating and metal finishing company. But they additionally demonstrate excellent consideration of the environment, for the safety of their employees, their customers, and for citizens who live in their proximity. Mark Duschek, Environmental Compliance Manager for the company, says, “When waste cannot be avoided, we are committed to recycling, treatment and disposal in ways that minimize undesirable effects on air, water and land.” He explained some examples o f G o l d Te c h ’s environmentally conscientious operations. “Incoming water is processed through a combination of rever se osmosis, ultraviolet dis-

“I am back in the office from the holidays and just unwrapped our parts...one more present! They look absolutely wonderful. Thanks so much for all the hard work, attention to detail, and communication with us throughout this job. I can’t convey how impressed I am with your operation; you apparently operate at a level of craftsmanship and professionalism that is seemingly unmatched in your field. The plates look 10 times better than what we have seen on previous 7000 series parts with the same plating (no pitting, minimal starbursting around holes, brightness, and consistency, etc.). I think I have a quality-crush on Gold Tech!” Quality Inspector, Machine Shop in Colorado “Honeywell, I.A.C. has been doing business with Gold Tech Industries for over ten (10) years. During that time, Gold Tech Industries has provided superior engineering support, quality and extraordinary customer service.” Principal Materials Specialist “We use Gold Tech for our nickel plating, both bright and electroless. We’ve used other finishing companies in the past, and we had such quality and rework issues. Sometimes, our entire parts were scrapped. I heard about Gold Tech through referrals in the Valley. Hands down they are the best. They are professional, knowledgeable, and they take all the steps necessary to do finishing perfectly. I won’t go anywhere else - Gold Tech has nickel plating down to a science, and they take pride in their work. Our finished product is absolutely beautiful, everytime.” Owner, Machine Shop In Arizona “We started using Gold Tech about 3 years ago, when they were recommended by one of our vendors. We use them for our specialty plating, and exclusively for our gold plating. I tried to stray from them for my gold plating once when they couldn’t meet my delivery schedule. Never again. Their quality is exceptional and their team, particularly Julie and Brett, who I work with most, is outstanding. If you need specialty plating done exceptionally well, go to Gold Tech!” Owner, EDM Shop In Arizona A2Z METALWORKER

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infection and ion exchange resin prior to and during use. With this ‘closed-loop’ system, we are able to reclaim 95% of our de-ionized water for continued use. All metal-bearing sludge generated is manifested offsite for recycling. Furthermore, by using a Thermal Water Evaporator, we are considered a ‘zero discharge’ facility for the elimination of wastewater discharges. Facility air quality is achieved through the use of two horizontal flow packed-bed fume scrubbers with a total flow capacity of 78,000 CFM, as well as a HEPA vertical mist eliminator system with a capacity of 4,000 CFM. The plating facility of Gold Tech Industries is pre-designed to contain 80,000 gallons of solution, with a membrane liner under the facility foundation, which eliminates any potential environmental contamination.” Analytical Lab Gold Tech Industries’ plating process solutions are tested daily according to a predetermined schedule to ensure their process chemistries exceed standards. The lab is supervised by Gold Tech’s Process Engineer, with a full time laboratory technician responsible for conducting all analytical testing. Between the two, Gold Tech offers over 20 years of experience in laboratory operations. In the First Quarter of 2007, Gold Tech Industries doubled the size of its Analytical Laboratory with a new 730 square foot location for the analysis of all plating bath chemistries, process solutions, and the monitoring of their zero discharge wastewater treatment operations.

About Gold Tech Industries: Formal Company Name: TS Industries, Inc. dba Gold Tech Industries Aerospace Division: 1450 E. Curry Road, Tempe, AZ 85281 Total Facilities: 4 buildings with a combined 46,000 square feet Total Employees: 42 Annual Sales: $9.1 million US (2011) Web: goldtechind.com

Capabilities: • Two Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometers for Elemental Analysis of Plating Solutions and BatchTreated Wastewater. • Two XRF Spectrometers to measure single layer plating thickness. • Kocour 6000 Coulometric Tester to measure single and multi-layer plating thickness. • Five Decimal Point Digital Scale for monitoring plating efficiency of Gold and Silver Solutions. • Hull Cell unit to optimize Plating Bath Chemistry. • Full complement of Wet Chemistry Apparatus for Titrations of Process Solutions. • 3,500 RPM Centrifuge for Sulfate Analysis to ensure correct ratios of chemistry. • Laboratory Analysis Software to track and control all Plating Process Solutions and SPC data. Call Gold Tech Industries today at (480) 968-1930 or visit their website at www.goldtechind.com or contact them via email sales@goldtechind.com. If you are looking for them as a current certified supplier, look for TS Industries, Inc. dba Gold Tech Industries.

“Gold Tech Industries recognizes the need to meet each individual customer’s ongoing challenges and requirements. O u r E xe c u t i ve M a n a g e m e n t i s committed to: Customer Ser vice, Quality, and On-Time Delivery. We have built a team in our Aerospace Division to meet and exceed these requirements. One of the means identified to achieve these requirements was to attain: ITAR Registration, ISO/AS9100C Certification and Nadcap Accreditation for Chemical Processing. We are happy to announce that these milestones have now been achieved and we are excited about our ability to respond to our customers’ ever expanding needs.”

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Every Now And Then Someone Changes The Way We Do Business.

In A Good Way! The internet...the world wide web...and sawblade.com, how it has changed what we do in running our business? These two separate but intrinsically tied together entities have grown and matured into the grid-lock of the information highway that we all deal with today. Whether or not you know the difference between the internet and the world wide web is hardly important anymore. What is important is what you use the internet for. (But for the sake of clarity, the internet is, in it’s most basic form, “a massive network of networks; a networking infrastructure.) It connects millions of computers together globally, forming a network which allows any computer to communicate with any other computer so long as they are both connected to the Internet.” “The World Wide Web is a way of accessing the information which you are searching for over the medium called the Internet.” Since 2000, the use of the internet for sales of consumer goods has increased exponentially. The internet is used by over 922,329,534 people in Asia. Europe’s use is up 353.1% to 476,213,935; North America’s users total nearly 272,066,000 – up 151.7% and use in Australia is up 179.4% - up to nearly 21, 293, 830. Need a telephone number? – GOOGLE the company; need to see if a product you are looking for is in stock at your favorite store? Same answer. Searching for an MSDS (hopefully not in an emergency); go to the web. FaceBook; My Space; Linked In. The opportunities within social networking sites expand almost daily. A2Z METALWORKER

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Your decisions are based only on how often, how much or with whom you want to participate with. You can buy almost anything on the internet these days. Sears, Home Depot, Lowes; Victoria Secret, Pirrelli Tires, JC Penney’s, Pizza Hut, movie t i c ke t s , a p p o i n tments for getting your hair cut...the list seems to go on and on and on. Who would have ever thought what could be considered heavy industrial tools, band saw blades, would one day be purchased through the Internet. www.sawblade.com revolutionized the way that companies who use Band Saws could acquire blades and parts for their machines. In 1988, when the business of www.sawblade.com was only a futuristic dream, the managers of the company realized that there was a better way. A better way to treat customers; a better way to manufacture saw blades and parts; and a better way to market them. That year, the company that would become the future sawblade.com was started in the back of a borrowed warehouse with no heat, little room and lots of nervous anticipation. But armed with a philosophy of fairness to the customer, complete honesty and an unrelenting desire to provide 100% customer satisfaction, they created one of the largest and most successful online Band Saw Blade and parts manufacturer and distributor in the nation, if not the world!

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Management’s vision was to be able to offer customers an easy to navigate, simple, graphically appealing web site, where busy Purchasing Managers or Production Supervisors had the option of going to the Internet and placing an order for blades or parts quickly and easily themselves; or calling into an 800 number and speaking with a trained sales representative who could walk the purchaser through the site. Promised shipping times within 48 hours from one of the welding centers located throughout the country, www. sawblade.com has grown into what management first thought it might become – the most successful web based band saw blade company. Long before the World Wide Web and conversely the Internet became what it is today. Putting a back up staff in place whose job it is to contact existing customers every 30 days, as well as acquiring the contact information for new customers, keeps the large inside sales staff busy most of the time. Combine those folks with a fully operational precision machine shop capable of producing any number of parts for band saws, the company has made great strides in the field of web based purchasing of industrial tooling. Any member of the staff will tell you that they come in early; work late and are not afraid to spend nights and weekends designing a new reporting system or more efficient ways to segment Data Base(s), www.sawblade.com is clearly the front-runner in the Internet marketing revolution in so far as selling band saw blades and parts are concerned. But operationally, how does all of this happen? It’s a credit to the entire team’s innovative style to “make great products” and to “keep things simple” that has allowed the growth to occur. Designing the site that includes drop down lists of all the saws that they service, with links that connect to all of the parts they carry for those saws; to point and click graphics that anyone is able to manipulate through in order to purchase the band saw blade they need in multiple widths, tooth pitches or lengths. With no accounting staff to be burdened with accounts or billing (all sales are taken with credit cards), the company can offer 30% off on blades every

day and 40% off on the parts that they manufacture. The wily Purchasing Manager or Production Supervisor can go to the web site; get current pricing on what ever line or product that they might be looking for and get the lowest price on the products they need with freight options available to have the parts arrive the following day. Even then, if that manager decides that he wants to continue to purchase his supplies through his local band saw vendor, the opportunity exists for him or her to pit www.sawblade.com pricing versus the current provider. The company’s philosophy for anyone in “their” industry has always been “win-win” and as they also like to say, “if we can help make sure that someone is getting the lowest prices on the band saw blades they need, then we don’t care where they buy em;” But anyone at sawblade.com would also add, “let’s just make sure that we have the best quality at the lowest pricing!” The www.sawblade.com vision of the use of the internet is expanding everyday. Acquiring additional web sites, they intend to link all of their sites to anything band saw related. Last month, they launched the only band saw only blog site, offering some broad technical information as well as helpful business tips to assist those managers in the industry to do what they were hired to do – manage staff. One can only assume that over the next several years there will be additional companies attempting entry to the online band saw blades and parts arena. SawBlade.com intends to continue to lead that group into the future by assuring all due diligence to innovative technology, out of the box thinking and fair and honest dealings for all their customers.

For more information on what SawBlade.com can do to help your company call: 877-501-7297, www.sawblade.com Sources: www.wikipedia.org/; 6/24/10; Vangie Beal; The Difference Between the Internet and the World Wide Web Internet World Stats; 3/31/2011; Internetworldstats.com/ stats; Miniwatts Marketing Group

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USAF Reveals Latest X-Plane: X-56A A new U.S. Air Force X-plane designated X-56A will explore active control technology for potential use in future high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) reconnaissance aircraft. Designed by Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, the X-56A flying wing will also later be flown by NASA, and is an innovative modular unmanned air vehicle designed to test active flutter suppression and gust load alleviation. These technologies are considered vital for the successful development of the slender, lightweight, high-aspect-ratio wings that could be used by future transports as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance UAVs. Formerly dubbed the Multi-Use Technology Testbed (MUTT), the UAV will test to the edge of the flight envelope where flutter occurs. Flutter is the potentially catastrophic dynamic coupling that can occur between the elastic motion of the wing and the aerodynamic loads acting on it. If a test goes too far and a wing fails in flight, the X-56A is fitted with a fuselagemounted ballistic parachute recovery system. Powered by twin JetCat P240 turbojets, and configured for easy wing replacement, the aircraft will be tested with stiff wings as well as multiple sets of flexible wings. The design also includes a hard point on the center upper deck of the aft fuselage that can either be adapted to house a third engine or the boom for a joined wing, thereby enabling testing of more advanced aerodynamic concepts. The 28-ft.-span vehicle is the key test asset for the Air Force Research Laboratory-led Multi-utility Aeroelastic Demonstration Program (MAD). This is contributing to AFRL’s follow-on work to SensorCraft, a class of HALE vehicles intended for surveillance as well as telecommunication relay and environmental sensing. Following Air Force flight tests, the

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Gen Y Prefer Hybrids The Los Angeles Times reports, “When it comes to their autos, members of GenerationY,” or those defined by Deloitte as consumers between 19 and 31, “want hybrid cars stuffed with technology.” Deloitte automotive consultant Craig Giffi said that “they could be the ‘generation that leads us away from traditional gasoline-powered vehicles.” During “the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Toyota Motor Corp. displayed” its “tiny new Prius hybrid that will reach Toyota showrooms this spring with the lowest price and highest fuel economy of any hybrid that can’t be plugged into a wall socket.” Meanwhile, Ford and BWM also unveiled new hybrid models of their Fusion and 3 Series models, respectively. A2Z METALWORKER

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PRECISION AEROSPACE LLC Expands Their Machining Capabilities With 5-Axis Simultaneous Machining With The Help of A New Haas Machine and GibbsCAM Software Precision Aerospace LLC just took their company to a new level.They implemented 5 axis simultaneous machining with their latest machine tool acquisition, the Haas VF-2TR, a 5-Axis Trunnion Vertical Machining Center (VMC). This purchase was coupled with one of GibbsCAM®’s newest CAM software modules, the GibbsCAM MultiBlade. The company is a global supplier of build-to-print complex machined sheet metal fabrications including welded and mechanical assemblies. Founded in 1976, their customers are nearly exclusively in the aerospace industry segment, and Precision Aerospace excels at making engine and exhaust components. Craig Campbell, manufacturing engineer for Precision Aerospace, says, “In my nearly 8 years with the company, we’ve grown substantially.We certified to NADCAP and ISO9001/AS9100.We went from 1 building to our current 4 (with a combined 60,000 square feet), 25 employees to now more than 60, and today we own more than 25 machines. Still, the acquisition of our Haas VF-2TR, coupled with our GibbsCAM Multiblade software, was really exciting for us. It marked our entry into 5-axis machining, and we are the first machine shop in North America to implement the GibbsCAM MultiBlade module.This latest purchase enables us to expand our capabilities for our customers.” Craig says the newest purchase was required for one of their main customers, Honeywell. “We installed the new Haas 5-Axis Trunnion VMC with the GibbsCAM MultiBlade module in the past month, and we are already running small production runs for a new Honeywell part. We expect to take this to larger scale production runs in the upcoming months, and we are very pleased with both the software and machine tool we are using for this project.” Bryan Johnson, Sales Engineer for Haas Factory Outlet, A Division of Ellison Machinery Company, says, “Many machine shops today have 5-Axis machining capabilities. Typically, though, they use the 5-Axis functions strictly for positioning. Precision Aerospace is actually performing 5-Axis simultaneous machining, truly maximizing the 5-Axis machining technology.” Precision Aerospace is a long term GibbsCAM user. Craig says, “I’ve known John Gulstad, GibbsCAM distributor in Arizona, for more than 8 years now. I met him first when he was a GibbsCAM instructor at Gateway Community College, and to this day, our team at Precision Aerospace continues to learn about the GibbsCAM software through A2Z METALWORKER

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John. We are licensed with GibbsCAM for 5 seats, and our software includes Production Mill Turn, including Solid Modeling through 5-axis simultaneous machining.” Today John is president/owner of Technical Manufacturing Innovations (TMI), an exclusive distributor of the GibbsCAM software in Arizona. He continues to teach the software package to students on a part-time basis. Precision Aerospace evaluated a number of machine tools prior to making their decision to purchase the Haas 5-Axis Trunnion VMC. When evaluating the system there were a number of factors included in the decision process. Precision Aerospace was looking for a top quality, reliable machine at a reasonable price with timely delivery. Another important factor was partnering with a company that can provide the service and support to implement the new technology. “When we began work on this project, I was excited that Precision Aerospace was taking the next step with true 5-Axis machining. I was able to provide a solution that met the many criteria put forward by the management at Precision Aerospace: quality, capability, support and delivery. With the many Haas CNC machine tools currently running in the shop, Craig was already familiar with Haas quality and reliability. The Haas VF-2TR provides the dedicated 5-Axis capability they need and was available in a timely manner. Once the machine was selected, the HFO-Phoenix service team, led by Connie Pardon, was able to get Precision Aerospace cutting complex parts quickly,” explains Bryan. Craig says, “The combination Haas/GibbsCAM technology we were implementing was a first for the two companies, as the GibbsCAM MultiBlade module hadn’t been deployed anywhere in the United States.The two companies worked seamlessly together to bring an end product to Precision Aerospace that is outstanding.” He continued, “The support we get from GibbsCAM is always excellent. Our first line of support is John, who is local and extremely knowledgeable on the software suite. With this particular implementation, we utilized the expertise GibbsCAM offers with its Senior Application Engineers.We were trained in a 2-hourWebinar that was hosted by Bruce King of GibbsCAM. Since we are very familiar with the GibbsCAM suite, we picked up the new software very quickly.

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Furthermore, toolpath strategies available within MultiBlade are only those required or typically used to machine those geometric elements, but with all the flexibility to specify machining parameters. About the Haas 5-Axis TrunnionVMC Many industries today, especially in the high-tech world of aerospace and automotive design, are turning to 5-axis machining as a means to speed manufacturing ability and increase repeatable accuracy. The ability to machine complex shapes, undercuts and difficult angles in a single setup reduces tooling cost and labor time, resulting in a better cost per part as well as maintaining parts conformity throughout the run of the part. GibbsCAM is known as an intuitive, easy to use software suite, and it is just that.” About GibbsCAM GibbsCAM® is a state-of-the-art, PC-based computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system for programming computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools. GibbsCAM is organized as a single application. GibbsCAM’s graphical user interface was designed for machinists by machinists, resulting in a user environment that is both familiar and efficient. This manufacturing orientation ensures that GibbsCAM’s powerful functionality is also extremely easy to learn and use. GibbsCAM’s free-form interaction style allows you to move easily between geometry creation, toolpath creation, process visualization/verification and post processing. GibbsCAM’s ease-ofuse, programming efficiency, speed and short training time makes GibbsCAM, the CAM industry’s ease-of-use leader, the best tool for programming your parts. GibbsCAM MultiBlade Simplifies Machining of Bladed Parts While the GibbsCAM 5-Axis module is a powerful multi-purpose programming tool, very capable of generating toolpath for all parts requiring simultaneous 5-axis motion, the MultiBlade Options simplify machining of bladed parts, beginning with its integration within the GibbsCAM environment.

Haas Automation offers a wide range of 5-axis VMCs – one just right to meet the demands of any machine shop. Haas Automation offers a wide range of 5-axis VMCs – one just right to meet the demands of any machine shop. VF-TR Series Haas TR Series machines are versatile 5-axis machining centers based on the popularVF-2,VF-5, andVF-6VMC platforms. Each machine provides full simultaneous five-axis motion, or can position a workpiece to almost any angle for machining. The VF-5TR and VF-6TR feature a dual-axis trunnion table in place of the standard T-slot table, which provides additional Z-axis clearance and increases rigidity. These machines are available in both 40-taper and 50-taper configuration. For added flexibility on theVF-2TR, aTR160 trunnion is mounted directly to the machine’s standardT-slot table. It can easily be removed when jobs require only 3-axis machining. The Haas TR 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centers come standard with a number of options including 40 taper, 30 hp (22.4 kW) vector drive, 8100 rpm, inline direct-drive, 24+1 side mount tool changer, 1000 ipm (25.4 m/min) rapids, automatic chip auger, programmable coolant nozzle, 750 MB program memory, coordinate rotation & scaling, color remote jog handle, macros, high-speed machining, 15” color LCD monitor, USB port, memory lock keyswitch, rigid tapping and 55-gallon (208 liter) flood coolant system. For work that requires a 5-Axis spindle, Haas Automation offers several versatile profiling machining centers: the shop-proven VR series, with two choices of xyz travels: • 64 x 40 x 30 in (VR-8) • 120 x 40 x 30 in (VR-11) To learn more about the Haas line of machine tools, contact Haas Factory Outlet-Phoenix, a division of Ellison Machinery Company at (480) 9685877 or go to ellisonaz.com.

Equally important is an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, which uses common turbo machinery terminology. Another simplification is that geometric manipulation is not necessary, because the MultiBlade Options work directly from the geometric model. Users need only select predetermined items such as the hub, blade, shroud, etc., to begin programming.

For information on GibbsCAM, contact John Gulstad of Technical Manufacturing Innovations (TMI) at 602-618-6553 or go to gibbscam.com. Call PrecisionAerospace LLC at (602) 352-8658 or go to precisionaerospace. com for more information on an outstanding aerospace manufacturing company specializing in engine and exhaust components. A2Z METALWORKER

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Boeing may overtake Airbus as No. 1 jetmaker in 2012 Airbus has made more jets and sold more of them than Boeing for years, but an analysis shows that trend has a good chance of changing in 2012. Airbus has made more jets than Boeing for nine consecutive years now. It has sold more jets than Boeing for four consecutive years. Yet, beneath those top-level numbers, the picture is not so bleak for Boeing. Analysis of the year-end figures reveals that, while Boeing delivered fewer jets, it surpassed Airbus in their dollar value. Moreover, the data suggest 2012 could be Boeing’s year to take back the No. 1 spot. In the year ahead, Boeing is almost certain to lead Airbus in jet sales. And if production goes as planned, it also could squeeze past Airbus in 2012 deliveries.

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As a result of that imbalance, a Seattle Times analysis using marketpricing data provided by aircraft-valuation firm Avitas estimates Boeing’s total revenue from its deliveries at $33 billion, compared with an estimated $32 billion in Airbus revenue. Looking at the value of the jets also considerably narrows the gap in sales. The Seattle Times analysis pegs the value of the 2011 Airbus orders at $70 billion, compared with $66 billion for Boeing. That’s a 51.5 percent market share for Airbus, far less than the 64 percent share in units sold. And what are the prospects for the year ahead? Richard Aboulafia, an aviation analyst with the Teal Group, said jet sales in 2011 were skewed by the eight-month gap between the launch of Airbus’ new single-aisle jet, the A320neo, and Boeing’s response, the 737 MAX. That gap meant the Airbus neo had phenomenal sales last year, with 1,226 firm orders, while the MAX barely got off the ground, with 150 firm orders. Airbus spokesman Clay McConnell acknowledged this year’s sales must come down from last year’s high.“Clearly, the neo is what drove that,” he said. “No one expects us to have another year in 2012 like we had in 2011.”

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Boeing anticipates that the MAX will replicate the neo’s sales success in 2012. Boeing spokesman Marc Bir tel said the MAX has more than 1,000 sales in the works, with one large firm order from Southwest Airlines and the balance consisting of commitments that are backed by deposits. “One guy got all the orders in 2011,” Aboulafia said. “The other guy will get them in 2012.” The only doubt in the minds of aviation analysts is that Boeing has not yet pinned down the specifications of the MAX. Birtel said several design studies are under way to optimize the jet’s performance and economic efficiency.

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Airbus’ answer to the 777 is the forthcoming A350.Yet, that jet program had a net loss of 31 orders last year. Clearly, the aviation world has doubts about the A350 strategy.

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In an interview, Boeing marketing vice president Randy Tinseth said the A350 was planned as a three-airplane family that would span the size range from the 787 to the 777. But he said that has proved impossible and the larger A350-1000 model now has a different wing, landing gear and engine, making it essentially a different airplane. At a news conference in Hamburg, Germany, Airbus sales chief John Leahy both acknowledged the 777’s dominance and laid his hopes on the A350.“I’ve got to give (Boeing) credit on the 777; if you need lift

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Despite EVs Becoming More Mainstream, Public Has Yet To Fully Embrace Them The Chicago Tribune reports that electric vehicles are becoming more common, “but if there’s a full-blown revolution coming, it isn’t here yet.” Though “the hybrid market is growing, in 2012 it comprises just 2.46 percent of the overall market. Electric vehicle sales represent less than 1 percent, according to industry watcher Edmunds.com.” Cost concer ns are dr iving many consumers away. Jack Nerad, a Kelly Blue Book editorial director, commented, “Most of the action in the car market is under $30,000, so you’re hard-pressed to find a whole lot of demand. The Volt certainly isn’t under $30,000, and the Leaf in terms of the package is compatible with vehicles that are $7,000 to $10,000 less expensive and offer unlimited range.”

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DoD Wants Innovation, Firms Want Less Risk As U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta previewed upcoming budget cuts and force restructuring, he made one point clear: Innovation is at the heart of the Pentagon’s future. Yet with large U.S. defense contractors increasingly risk-averse, experts fear that independent and internal research and development (both known as IRAD), the linchpins of leap-ahead progress, are either underfunded or failing to focus on innovative technology. Contractors are unwilling to take risks on ideas that may not have an immediate market, and the Department of Defense hasn’t been clear about what it’s interested in buying. “Being risk-averse has gotten into their DNA,” he said. “They’ve gotten used to a system where it’s the customer who takes all the risk.” At the same time, DoD says creative technologies are crucial to helping the department in a squeezed budget environment.

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Smaller firms may have greater opportunity to present new technologies, but the U.S. acquisition system’s inherent complications make it difficult for non-primes, experts said. If the Pentagon continues to demand innovation, prime contractors face two choices: take the risk and invest in early-stage R&D, potentially with the help of greater guidance from DoD, or face the prospect of diminished market share as small and non-U.S. contractors move in with new ideas. Industry Communication Kurjanowicz said industry would be willing to invest in higher-risk efforts if the department were more clear about areas of interest. DoD proposed a rule in March 2011 that mandates reporting on independent R&D spending, information that Kurjanowicz said will be used to help improve communication and direct investment. DoD has launched a website, www.defenseinnovationmarketplace. mil/, with information on areas of interest to the agency, among other resources, he said. A2Z METALWORKER

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Innovative Cutting Solutions Announces New Waterjet Capabilities and Addition of Waterjet Machinist Thomas Davis!



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Innovative Cutting Solutions, a division of Field Lining Systems, Inc. announces the addition of a Mitsubishi DX510 90,000 PSI 60 HP waterjet with 5’x10’ cutting capabilities along with a AXYZ Automation 5 spindle router table. The team at Innovative Cutting Solutions researched other waterjet machines, but in the end decided on the Mitsubishi for a number of reasons: Large cutting capabilities, Faster cutting speeds, and the industrial strength of the machine. The company is a family ow n e d a n d o p e r a t e d business, and is certified Woman-Owned MinorityOwned. Founded by Phillip Ramos nearly 30 years ago, the company has over the years expanded to its current 36,000 square foot facility.The parent company, Field Lining Systems, is renown for their environmental lining systems, designed to help contain hazardous materials. Their products are deployed in sites throughout the United States, in mining, power, chemical and semi-conductor facilities. Today, the company is run by Phillip’s daughter, Kristy Ramos Lagunas, who has been active in the business for more than 20 years. Kristy’s son, Drew, represents the 3rd generation of participation in the family business.

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Toyota Shifts Highlander SUV Output To US From Japan Toyota Motor “will end production of Highlander sport-utility vehicles in Japan, consolidating assembly of the model in” a factory in Princeton, Indiana.

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SpaceX scores 2 for 2014 SpaceX announced plans to launch two commercial communications satellites on Falcon 9 rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in the first half of 2014. With the two launches for Hong Kong-based Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited, or AsiaSat, SpaceX says the majority of its planned missions are for commercial customers. “We are producing the most advanced launch vehicles in the world, and the international launch market has responded — commercial launches now represent over 60 percent of our upcoming missions,” CEO Elon Musk said in a statement. Three of the four AsiaSat spacecraft now in operation were launched by Russian rockets from Kazakhstan. One launched from the Cape in 2003 on a Lockheed Martin Corp. Atlas III rocket.

SpaceX, of Hawthorne, Calif., has launched its Falcon 9 rocket twice, both times in 2010. The next launch, targeted for April, plans to deliver a Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on a NASA demonstration mission. SpaceX has a NASA contract to deliver cargo to the station, and it’s competing to someday carry U.S. astronauts to the outpost.

Start-Up Develops Spray-On Antenna That Improves Signals By Almost Anything. Popular Science reports, “Presenting at Google’s ‘Solve for X’ gathering, a Utah startup has unveiled a spray-on antenna that improves signals by anything, just about anywhere, into a signal array. Using a novel nanoparticle spray, Chamtech Enterprises demonstrated how their product can be used on all kinds of materials--trees, walls, fabrics--and in all kinds of environments, even underwater.” Popular Science reports that the “material relies on a proprietary formula that uses thousands upon thousands of nano-capacitors that automatically align themselves properly when sprayed onto a surface. They charge and discharge quickly, and notably don’t generate much heat--a major selling point for a product that might be sprayed onto anything from wood structures to cell phone cases to vehicle exteriors.” A2Z METALWORKER

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The company plans to invest more than $90 million in the new Indiana facility that will produce more than 20,000 metric tons of aluminum lithium and will be able to cast ingots, which are larger slabs of the metal that can then be made into other products. The 115,000-square-foot expansion is anticipated to create 75 permanent jobs as well as 150 jobs during construction. Work has already started at the site and production is expected by the end of 2014. The third expansion is happening at the company’s Kitt’s Green plant in the United Kingdom where upgrades will enable increased casting capacity. The expansion is driven by increased demand for the new alloy in the aerospace market. The company is reasserting itself in the aerospace market, after the development of composite-heavy airframes for the big new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 planes. Alcoa has been in discussions with airframe makers since last summer when it launched this latest alloy and this expansion is based on those talks, the company said.


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“The tide has certainly changed in the world of aerospace structural materials and that is a result of our technologists continuing their work to keep Alcoa at the forefront — more than 90 percent of all the alloys used in the aerospace market today were developed by Alcoa,” said Mark Vrablec, President of Alcoa Aerospace, Transportation and Industrial Products.

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I Challenge You To Find A Company That Certified To ISO9001/ AS9100 Faster Than Gold Tech Industries! Last summer, the team at Gold Tech Industries was instructed by their management team and owners to certify to ISO9001/AS9100 standards.Though they weren’t being pushed by their customers to do so, they knew that it was a necessary requisite to take their company to the next level. The team had just started working with an ISO/AS9100 consultant, when the edict came down from management that the ISO/ AS9100 certification had to be completed immediately. Their current consultant couldn’t meet their new aggressive schedule and so they were back to square one. Julie Flickinger, Quality Manager, and Brett Malacky, Project Manager, were the two key managers tasked with ensuring the certification was completed successfully, and on-time. Brett says, “I have seen Bretta Kelly, owner of BMSC in the Metalworker magazine for the past several issues, and I saw that she was certifying a number of our customers. I called around for some recommendations on BMSC, and heard outstanding things. We called Bretta late in August, and Julie, who was on vacation, came in to support me in interviewing Bretta.” “I knew that Bretta and Julie would get along immediately, and within minutes I was comfortable with Bretta’s knowledge and background in ISO/AS9100, and in the latest Revision, Revision C. We cut the purchase order for her work on August 19th.” Bretta and the team determined that the fastest way for Gold Tech to certify was for Bretta to write the manual based upon Gold Tech’s existing Processes and Procedures manual. Bretta assured the team that their processes were well documented already, and the fact that they were already ISO9001 / AS9100 Compliant would mean a fairly

straightforward transition to full certification. One week after the initial meeting, Bretta returned to Gold Tech with the new ISO9001/ AS9100 manual, and they went live with the system on September 1st! During the month of September, Bretta’s BMSC spent approximately 1 week on-site at Gold Tech training all of the internal auditors (there were 12, and they included management, as well as representatives from

was actually taking precious time away from running our business! With our new system, we are proactively looking at every aspect of our business. It enabled us to switch from a quality management system to, in essence, a business management system.” Brett agrees that the new ISO9001/AS9100 Revision C is dramatically improving Gold Tech’s operations. The company certified on October 26th, 2011 through Great Western Registrar, and highly recommends the local Registrar. Why Certify To ISO9001/AS9100?

customer service, lab technicians, and quality inspectors). On October 10th, the Stage 1 Audit was conducted. This was an internal audit, and the company sailed through it. Julie says, “Not only was BMSC’s Bretta Kelly well priced compared to others in the field, we additionally really appreciated her energy, drive, and professionalism. There is no way that we could have achieved certification so quickly and with zero findings without her help!” ISO9001 /AS9100 certification isn’t viewed as a check-off item for Gold Tech to secure more business. Julie says, “Our old system was much more complicated than the system we implemented with Bretta’s help. In fact, it

The ISO family of standards is the only international standard that addresses systemic change. The global adoption of ISO 9001 may be attributable to a number of factors. A number of major purchasers require their suppliers to hold ISO 9001 certification. In addition to several stakeholders’ benefits, a number of studies have identified significant financial benefits for organizations certified to ISO 9001, with a 2011 survey from the British Assessment Bureau showing 44% of their certified clients had won new business. The study showed that certified organizations achieved superior return on assets compared to otherwise similar organizations without certification. Another study by Naveh and Marcus (2007) showed that implementing ISO 9001 led to superior operational performance, while research by Sharma (2005) identified similar improvements in operating performance and linked this to superior financial performance.

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FeatureCAM® Software Usage Expands from Sturm, Ruger,& Co. to Yavapi College in Prescott, AZ

It’s not just machinists in Prescott, Arizona, that find the FeatureCAM suite of software beneficial to utilize, but bright students at Yavapai College do so too! But, a little background on the man who helped introduce FeatureCAM first to the company he works for today and then subsequently to the students, is warranted.

myself, were tasked with evaluating several manufacturing CAM software solutions.We brought in 3 competitive packages, and we gave them all the same dimensional part to program. ” He continued, “I was biased to FeatureCAM, because it was what I knew best, and

Dick is passionate about his craft and FeatureCAM is a tool he values to do it well. But he also has a passion for teaching. Dick says, “In my career, I have worked in shops in Ohio, California, and throughout Arizona. I had the opportunity while in California to teach math classes part time. I love helping students to learn.”

Journeyman machinist, toolmaker, a n d m a n u f a c t u r i n g e n g i n e e r, Dick Hartley first learned to use FeatureCAM at his previous employer, Bent River Machine. Dick describes Bent River as a progressive machine shop based in a small town outside of Prescott, Arizona. After nearly four years working at Bent River, 11 years ago Dick accepted employment at Sturm, Ruger & Co., one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market, and a major producer of precision steel investment castings. Dick remains at Sturm, Ruger & Co. today. First, he was hired as a tool maker, but within a month of employment, he was moved to a Research and Development position.Today, Dick continues to support the R&D efforts for the company. Dick says, “A few years ago when Sturm, Ruger & Co. made the decision to purchase a CAM programming package, a team of about 6 employees, including A2Z METALWORKER

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easy for the team”, Dick says. “FeatureCAM programmed the part with the best speed and efficiency. In fact, I view FeatureCAM as the true leader in CAM software. Their competitors are always playing catch-up, and still FeatureCAM always stays a step ahead.”

because I particularly valued the fact that it combines cutting edge technology with incredible ease of use. I also knew from history that FeatureCAM provides outstanding technical support, through web based forums as well as the superior technical support team that is always just a call away.” He continued, “Still, I didn’t want my bias towards FeatureCAM to impact my peers’ decision. So I remained quiet as the team discussed the features and benefits of the 3 packages we ultimately evaluated. ” “The decision to purchase FeatureCAM was

“When Yavapai College received a grant just a few years ago to start up a machining program, they contacted me to teach CNC machining and programming classes. I was delighted to support their initiative.” When it was time to introduce CAM programming into the course schedule, Dick knew just who to call. He says, “I met Christian Briscoe, who was our sales representative at the time, back when I worked at Bent River. I called him to get FeatureCAM started at Yavapai College.” “Christian is extremely knowledgeable and informative”, Dick said. Both at Ruger and at Yavapai, he came to Prescott to demonstrate the software, and he helped to sell it into both organizations.”

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Today, Yavapai College has 25 licenses that they purchased through Christian, including the 2.5 D Machining and 3 D Machining packages. Dick says, “Delcam values education, and they were able to offer very generous discounts that a cash poor educational institution always faces. We literally have every FeatureCAM option that we need.” The 2.5 D and 3 D Machining packages offer the following capabilities and features: • Imports industry standard file types such as IGES, DWG and DXF, for easy communication with your customers • Creates reliable toolpaths quickly and easily with the help of step-by-step wizards, saving you time • Combines single part programs into multiple part programs, minimizing programming times Just last year, Yavapai College launched the Applied Pre-Engineering Program, for bright students across 4 high schools in the region. Dick says,The students selected for this program must demonstrate math aptitude, be recommended by their teachers, and they have to write an essay on why they want to participate in this program, which offers college credit.” Today there are 18 high school students enrolled in the program. I sat through one of Dick’s 2 hour per week classes that the high school students attend. The students told me that their first semester involved a drill vise project that was comprised of 12 pieces. The students were required to machine and assemble the final vise. They utilized a Haas CNC mill and lathe for their project. Dick says that Haas is very educationally focused, like FeatureCAM, and so the acquisition of these two machines was made easily. When I asked a student what he thought about the program, and FeatureCAM, his remarks were, “FeatureCAM is pretty cool. It’s more advanced than other computer programs I’ve worked with in the past. I think it will really help me in college, because this program is helping me to program and machine parts. I am thinking about going into engineering, and this will really give me a head start.” Yavapai College’s Applied Pre-Engineering Program is so successful that the college is planning to double the classes offered next year. They also offer an evening program, also taught by Dick Hartley, for adults. In fact, Dick says that 5 of his current students in the adult program work at Sturm , Ruger & Co. today.

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BARRY METALS Company Recycling services for the entire State of Arizona Barry Metals Company is a scrap metal recycling company. Our main interest is in the ferrous and non-ferrous metals with special interest in nickel alloys, titanium and stainless. We service machine shops, factories and peddler accounts.

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The Collector’s Canvas, Garden owner Lisa Barrkman Follow the granite path lined with desert wild flowers and specimen cactus to the opening of this magic garden. Accented by warm borscht colored walls, a wall mounted fountain trickles below an ironwork arbor and a raised herb bed with glass tiles, all handmade by Lisa. Hummingbirds are well at home in plantings of flowers blooming in complimentary shades of raspberry to burgundy. This garden is the artist’s canvas and everywhere are the handprints and brush strokes of this passionate Master Gardener. Her love of secret spaces whispers from every corner: the Mayan sun symbols and mirrors on the walls to the little scene of succulents in miniature porcelain swans.

On the far side under the Palo Verde there is an unrivaled collection of specimen cactus, agave and succulents romping and twisting together among found objects. Behind a massive, handcrafted wood and glass block wall is the steel and iron workshop of the Barrkmans. Here Lisa’s skillful ironwork creates the garden etageres and planters for her passion of container planting. It is hard to believe this backyard was nothing but dirt and granite when they moved here 12 years ago. This is a garden to inspire horticultural and artistic creativity that will capture your interest and provide ideas for additions to any garden. VISIT THE GARDEN: Saturday, March 31, 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. during The Real Gardens for Real PeopleTour. Lisa’s garden is one of seven gardens that will be featured in this annual, educational garden tour hosted by Arizona’s Master Gardener volunteers. Enjoy a scenic drive featuring beautiful mountain vista views, as you travel this selfguided tour of seven inspir ing, real gardens designed and created by local Master Gardeners. Enjoy art and metalsculpture. Pick-up an extensive plant list, enjoy interactive seminars. Ask the experts your questions about beautiful, yet water-wise and environmentally friendly gardening. Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 day of tour. Purchase tickets online http://cals.arizona. edu/maricopa/garden/gardentour.htm (602)827-8200 x 0 or at a variety of garden centers throughout the valley.

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Great Western Registrar Offers ISO9001:2008/AS9100, 9110, 9120 Certification Recommendations Aerospace Standards and Their Effect on Small Business It has now been 2 years since the Aerospace family of Standards (9100/9110/9210) have been in published. Since 2009, organizations that have been maintaining a Quality Management system to their respective standards have had to undergo or are scheduled to undergo “transition assessments” to the newly revised standards. Aerospace component manufacturers, maintenance and overhaul organizations and distributors of components have had to make tough decisions regarding the transition of their system and applying the necessary resources to support the transition. During this time of transition the IAQG and their strategy working groups have tried to communicate the changes and expectations for transition through the deployment of support materials, requirements documents, FAQ’s and resolutions. In this article, I hope to clarify some of these expectations from a Certification/ Registration Body (CB) perspective. CB’s were required to inform their current client base of the need to increase the duration of audit time during surveillance and re-certification activities if their client chooses to transition during their current registration cycle. Certified organizations were then required by their CB to provide a formal declaration of readiness. Once this declaration is received, the scheduling process could begin. The IAQG published a new reporting tool A2Z METALWORKER

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that the CB’s are to utilize for all AS audits. The AS9101D contains appendices, forms and requirements that affect not only the CB’s audit approach, but contains specific requirements for the supplier with regard to non-conformance and data collection. I strongly suggest that suppliers obtain a copy of the 9101D document for review prior to any on-site transition audit. The 9101D was developed with the aim of helping CB’s and their auditors more effectively audit to the “process approach”. The scoring system has now been removed, and the Process Effectiveness Assessment Report (PEAR) must be utilized. All AS audits must include the 9101D as part of the records. This should help reduce the inconsistencies in reporting methods from CB to CB. With PEARs, core processes must have specific outputs and metrics established. The expectation is that those processes that are identified within the requirements of section 7.0 will have a PEAR so that measuring effectiveness can be accomplished. In some organizations, where resources (personnel and financial) are limited, management may be feeling a little stressed with the additional requirements found in the new revisions, however, if an organization has been effectively using the AS standards as a tool for business management, they may have already been meeting the requirements for risk assessments and project management, just to mention a couple. It would be a good business strategy to look at the inputs to processes within the organization and determine if Risk is being assessed and Project management has been implemented. They just now need to be formally managed and evidence provided. When the new standards were published, the IAQG set forth a timeline for transition for

all certified suppliers. It was required that all suppliers be audited, transitioned and certified to the new revisions by July 1, 2012 or their certification would be withdrawn. There are now new timelines set forth by the IAQG. A certified organization must have their transition audit “scheduled” by July 1, 2012 or their cert would be suspended.The actual audit must take place by January 1, 2013 or their cert will be withdrawn. It is very important that the certified organization keep in close contact with their current CB, as to prevent their certification being suspended or withdrawn. In the case of suspension, all claims of certification must cease and the supplier will shown suspended in OASIS. Should the certification be withdrawn, the supplier must start completely over. If an organizations current CB cannot support their clients with necessary resources and are unable to get them on a schedule, it is important for an organization to understand that they have the availability and the RIGHT to transfer their current and valid certification to another CB that can support the transition timelines. In closing, during this time of transition, keep in mind, we are all in this together. The IAQG, Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies,Auditors and Certified Suppliers are all considered stakeholders in the process of Aerospace Certification, and there are plenty of educational, informational and FREE resources where you can obtain guidance.

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Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence Improves In January The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the January 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $628 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 59.0, an increase from the December index of 57.2, indicating improved optimism about business activity amid continuing concerns about the global economic situation. When asked about the outlook for the future, survey respondent Elaine Temple, President, Bancorpsouth Equipment Finance, said it is good, but commented, “Customers are still replacing equipment out of necessity rather than growth. Until the European debt problems have a clearer resolution and the U.S. elections are decided, business is on the sidelines.”


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business conditions will improve over the next four months, down from 22.2% in December. 76.3% of respondents believe business conditions will remain the same over the next four months, up from 75.7% in December. 5.3% of executives believe business conditions will worsen, an increase from 2.8% in December. • 18.4% of survey respondents believe demand for leases and loans to fund capital expenditures (capex) will increase over the next four months, a decrease from 19.4% in December. 76.3% believe demand will “remain the same” during the same four-month time period, down from 80.6% the previous month. 5.3% believe demand will decline, up from none who believed so in December. • 21.1% of executives expect more access to capital to fund equipment acquisitions over the next four months, down from 22.2% in December. 78.9% of survey respondents indicate they expect the “same” access to capital to fund business, an increase from 75.0% the previous month. No survey respondents expect “less” access to capital, down from 2.8% in December.

January 2012 Survey Results: The overall MCI-EFI is 59.0, an increase from the December index of 57.2.

• When asked, 31.62% of the executives reported they expect to hire more employees over the next four months, up from 22.2% in December. 63.2% expect no change in headcount over the next four months, a decrease from 69.4% last month, while 5.3% expect fewer employees, down from 8.3% in December.

• When asked to assess their business conditions over the next four months, 18.4% of executives responding said they believe

• 89.5% of the leadership evaluates the current U.S. economy as “fair,” an improvement from 75.0% last month. 10.5% rate it as


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Independent, Small Ticket “The industry has lent effectively through the recession and recovery and continues to play a strong role as businesses start to replace outdated equipment and undertake expansion plans. In the small ticket segment, we see opportunities that had not been present over the past few years. We view recent fourth quarter 2011 activity as a sign that 2012 may be the best year we have seen in the past three.” Valerie Hayes, Jester, President, Brandywine Capital Associates, Inc.

• In January, 34.2% of respondents indicate they believe their company will increase spending on business development activities during the next six months, up from 22.2% in December. 65.8% believe there will be “no change” in business development spending, down from 77.8% last month, and no one believes there will be a decrease in spending, unchanged from last month.

Manufacturing Jobs Returning To The US From Abroad

January 2012 MCI Survey Comments from Industry Executive Leadership: Depending on the market segment they represent, executives have differing points of view on the current and future outlook for the industry.

The Columbus (OH) Dispatch reported, “American companies that shipped work abroad now are starting to bring manufacturing jobs back to this country: Several hundred thousand manufacturing positions are expected to open in the United States in the next decade.” Large “companies such as Ford and smaller ones such as the maker of EdenPure space heaters have recently returned production to Ohio or say they will.”

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Man vs. Machine, a Jobless Recovery Wall Street Journal By: Timothy Aeppel In no other U.S. recovery since World War II have companies been simultaneously faster to boost spending on machines and software, while slower to add people to run them. Part of this is the old story of substituting capital for labor. But a combination of temporary tax breaks that allowed companies in 2011 to write off 100% of investments in the first year and historically low short- and long-term interest rates have pushed that process into overdrive. Hiring, meanwhile, is too slow to bring the unemployment rate down rapidly. Employers have added workers at a monthly rate of 142,000 for the past six months, half the pace needed to significantly reduce unemployment, which is now at 8.5%. Billy Cyr, chief executive of Sunny Delight Beverage Co., a Cincinnatibased beverage company, says he is buying new machinery partly because it is a bargain. “When the cost of capital goes up, it is harder to justify an equipment purchase and may, instead, result in higher employment using existing equipment,” he says, such as by adding shifts or overtime for existing workers. Today, the opposite is happening. Instead of hiring, companies such as Sunny Delight and chain-saw maker Stihl Holding AG are investing in technology or other ways to make existing operations faster and more productive.


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History suggests that investment that increases productivity eventually will create jobs and raise living standards. The mechanization of the farm and the automation of the factory both raised fears of permanent unemployment that were unrealized, as efficiencies in production of basic commodities created jobs in all sorts of services. Most economists say today’s surge in productivity will have the same beneficial effect—in the long run. In the short-term, however, this burst of efficiency allows companies to delay hiring. And that is happening more in this recovery than in the recent past. Spending on gear and hiring usually are more synchronized. Since the economy began growing again in 2009, spending on equipment and software has surged 31%, adjusted for inflation. In the postwar period, only in the wake of the 1982 and 1970 recessions has such spending grown faster. Private-sector jobs have grown just 1.4% over the same span. Only recoveries following the 1980 and 2001 recessions saw slower job growth. Erik Brynjolfsson, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist, says companies began stepping up labor-saving investments in the first half of the last decade. The turning point, he says, came during the recession, when companies realized they could do far more than they expected with fewer people. Even as demand has drifted back, companies are keeping that ball rolling by spending more money on machinery that automate functions. “It’s as if the economy had a pent-up potential for labor savings that hadn’t been harvested until the recession,” says Mr. Brynjolfsson, author of a new book on automation.

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Of course, the surge in capital spending isn’t the only impediment to hiring. Some employers say they would hire more if there wasn’t so much uncertainty, about everything from the durability of demand to tax and regulatory policy. Others complain they can’t find qualified workers for the vacancies they have. Sunny Delight is spending $70 million to upgrade its five U.S. juice factories, a record annual investment for the company, which was split off from Procter & Gamble Co. in 2004. A big chunk of that spending goes toward upgrading an aging complex that sits astride a railroad siding in Littleton, Mass., outside Boston. Improvements there include a new, brightly lit “filler room” where machines fill four flavors of juice simultaneously on one high-speed line. Previously, flavors were filled on separate lines, scattered in different corners of the plant. Each line required its own operator. Only two people tend the new combined line. Coming early next year: automated vehicles to replace the factory’s fleet of forklifts and drivers. “Some people who drive forklifts now will shift to supervise the automated vehicles,” says plant manager Dan Gray, leading the way through the cavernous facility, where the heated mix of liquid coursing through overhead pipes gives the air a sweet smell. “But others will have to move to other jobs in the plant.” The upshot will be fewer people. Littleton will shed 30% of its original 140 workers by the time the renovations are done. The Flip Side The White House says the employment picture would have been worse if not for the jump in business investment. Jason Furman, deputy director of the White House’s National Economic

Council, says spending on equipment and software has created jobs at businesses that are expanding as well as at companies that make and install equipment. Hiring, however, is driven mainly by demand growth—and that side of the equation has been more muted. “For the economy as a whole, we’re getting about the level of job growth we’d expect, given the economic growth we’ve had,” he says. The tax break that Congress legislated for last year is having the desired effect, executives say. “It just makes the decision easier,” Brandyn Chapman, president of Phoenix Stamping Group LLC. The closely held company is getting tax breaks on $1.5 million in machines he bought for his two Atlantaarea factories. Mr. Chapman is buying equipment because there’s growing demand for his products, which include parts used in farm machines and heavy-duty trailers. “The cost of capital certainly helps that decision,” he says. Phoenix is hiring because of the demand growth. He plans to add 12 production jobs to his current staff of 115. The trend toward using labor-saving machines and software isn’t limited to factories. W. Brian Arthur, an economist at Xerox Corp.’s Palo Alto Research Center, says businesses are increasingly using computers and software in the place of people in the nation’s vast service sector. Many companies, for instance, use automation to process orders or send bills. “It’s not just machines replacing people, though there’s some of that,” Mr. Arthur says. “It’s much more the digitization of the whole economy.”


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Calling the Robots - The U.S. today is second only to Japan in Skilled machining jobsforgonewunfilled the use of industrial robots. Orders robots were up 41% through September from a year earlier, according to the Robotics despite high jobless rate Industries Association trade group. That has helped fuel a larger boom in productivity. Output per hour for worked in Precision nonfarm of businesses has Cory Baltazar, operations manager Owens Carson City, increased 6% during the recovery. Hours workedcontrolled are up onlymachine 1.5%. says that finding a qualified computer-numeric operator can take months. He’s not alone in his frustrations. Filling Mitch chiefisexecutive MFG.com, a website manufacturers skilledFree, positions a growingofproblem at machine andthat fabrication shops use to buy and sell parts and packaging, says the weak economy has throughout the region. Machine shops in both regions are hard-pressed produced a buyer’s market for businesses shopping for equipment to fill openings for welders, fabricators and CNC operators, as welland as software. “We’re still hearingdespite that companies are having rates a tough time engineers and programmers, July unemployment of 12.5 getting he says, those that are able to buy are loving the percentcredit,” in Carson City “but and 13 percent in Reno-Sparks. deals they get on equipment right now.” Machinery is a bit like housing, “There a lot ofa glut.” general labor, but they usually are coming out of he says,is“there’s construction,” Baltazar says. “Those positions I can fill without a problem, but any kind ofvice skilled machinist Peter Mueller, executive president of theposition U.S. armorofsupervisory Germany’s position a long time fill. Itand usually willmachines be an accident get Stihl, saystakes he would buy to robots other even if Ithey somebody.” were far more costly. In Virginia Beach, Va., he recently opened the company’s most advanced factory for making chain-saw guide bars, Manufacturing companies have approximately 10,000 the metal frames that holdin the state chains inshed place. The plant has 120 jobs thethat pastrun fewaround years, says Nevada But robots the the clock everyManufacturers day, with onlyAssociation. seven workers many of those jobs were for general production workers who lacked on each shift. Next year, the company plans to spend $10 million the machines technical knowledge needed perform complicated work. for and software that towill allow more the plant to double its output. It will only need six more workers to do that. Mr. Mueller “If you need someone with 10 experience, lot ofand people drop says companies that want to years produce in the aU.S. compete off,” Baltazar says. “If someone were to globally against low-cost producers in move placesinto likeCarson China City need and the need 25 machinists, they would have to bring the people with them; latest technology or risk getting steamrolled by the competition. Mr. they are just there. is a dwindling workforce.” Mueller saysnot theout cost for aIt chain saw made in VirginiaJeff is Lawrence, just 1.8% operations manager for the northern Nevada division of Nevada

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higher than one his company makes in China. “It shows you the power Industry Excellence, which helps manufacturing companies in the of automation.” state streamline their processes, says managers of companies in the Silver State formerly could bring on unskilled labor and teach them Rolls-Royce Annual Net Profit Increases the basics of assembly and production. However, Lawrence says, those same companies now require an employee base with a higher level of 57 Percent technical skills, from machinists and millwrights on the production floor through engineering and maintenance personnel. AFP reports, “Aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce said that net profit jumped 57 percent £850 million lasthas year, boosted by a record order “The skills level intomanufacturing definitely increased, and book. The 2011 earnings figure compared with profit after tax ofsays. £539 employee skills haven’t matched that increased level,” Lawrence million in 2010, Rolls said in a results statement. The London-listed firm added that book swelled five percent to a record “Everything takesitsaorder higher level skills by because it is almost all £62.2 billion.” computer programmed.” Western Nevada College and Truckee Meadows Community College both have training programs to train BBC News reports, “Rolls saidworkers, its defenseand aerospace business also manufacturing and fabrication each school also had works done well despite the pressure on military spending in Europe and with area companies to tailor its training programs to meet the needs theregional US. Its businesses. marine and energy-related businesses performed less well. of However, both divisions secured large orders, with Rolls gaining its Jim dean of vessel, appliedwhich technologies TMCC, says firstNew, orderassociate for its Enviroship is poweredatsolely by liquid the manufacturing technologies program includes natural gas, and its energy division taking its biggest everinstruction order from in machining, welding and production systems, as well as in Brazilian oil company Petrobras for 32 gas turbine power generators.” supporting programs such as drafting. Each semester at TMCC about 20 to 25 students enroll in the machining program. About L-3are currently Acquires Electrohalf employed Kollmorgen production workers hoping to upgrade their knowledge and skills to land higher-paying or less menial Optical jobs, New says. TMCC in recent years also retooled some of its training programs to announced reflect regional TMCC L-3 Communications that iteconomic completedtrends. the acquisition used run several Electro-Optical hundred students perofyear through its weldingon of thetoKollmorgen unit Danaher Corporation program, New says. The program once focused on the needs of the

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February 6, 2012. The acquired business will conduct business under construction industry, but now it’s more geared to manufacturing the name of L-3 KEO. The company paid $210 million, subject to and incorporates more CNC technology. Both TMCC and Western certain contractual adjustments to the purchase price. Nevada College offer certificate and associate degrees in their applied technology programs. L-3 KEO develops and manufactures specialized equipment, including submarine photonics systems periscopes, ship fire control systems, David Steiger, director ofand economic development and continuing visual landing aids, ground electro-optical and sensor-cueing education at WNC, says students who complete the 60-unitsystems. associate degree path have a well-rounded skill set and familiarity with CNC equipment. However, Baltazar of Owens Precision says,By it still takes a Embraer To Complete E-Jet Study Year great deal of hands-on training to master the intricacies of complex CNC End equipment. CNC machines use computer programs to automatically perform a variety of milling processes, such as laser, plasma and waterEmbraer’s study of an upgrade for its family of E-Jets should be jet cutting, and bending, gluing or picking and placing. Manufacturing completed by the end of 2012, with Rolls-Royce now among the three companies in the Truckee Meadows and Carson City make anything from engine makers being considered by the Brazilian airframer. screws and engine parts to intricate aircraft equipment. Companies such as Owens Precision also perform contract manufacturing for a diverse The company previously said it was talking to General Electric, Pratt customer base. & Whitney and CFM International, but now names the candidates as CFM, P&Wautomation and Rolls-Royce. Increasing of the ways these products are made has led to shortages of skilled workers, Steiger says. “There are large number of The CFM engine willinbe a Leap X and variant for service in manufacturing firms Carson City, CNCavailable is technology is becoming 2018, while the P&W offering will be a member of the PW1000 more and more prevalent. In the past there have been a lot of manual geared turbofan ready incommon 2016. Thethat possible R-Rprocesses candidateare machinists, butversion, it has become machine iscontrolled currently by notCNC. beingThere disclosed. are some very good machinists that have been in the trade for a long time that may not have that experience.” Even without adding a contemplated longer version to the E-Jet range, the difference the largest smallest aircraft in theoffamily TMCC’s New between says that despite beingand slightly behind the needs regional will demand two different engines, Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, employers, training programs are crucial for the success of the state’s president of Embraer’s commercial aviation business, told Aviation manufacturing companies. “If we didn’t have training programs we would

Week during the Singapore Airshow. rely entirely on the industry to train everyone on the job, which is very expensive for them,” he says. “It is much more beneficial The current E-170 and E-175 are fitted with General Electric’s CF34-8 for the community to train these people almost on speculation engine, while E-190 and“Clearly E-195 have powerful that the jobsthe will come. therethearemore openings out CF34-10, there; it along witha matter a largerofwing. is just getting people to understand that the training opportunities are here as well.” Embraer is studying a longer landing gear to make room for engines with larger fans and therefore lower specific fuel consumption, says B/E Aerospace Awards Dynomax Chief Technology Officer Mauro Kern. The Mitsubishi Aircraft MRJ, a close competitor to the E-Jet, will have PW1217G engines with Aerospace Contract For Airbus A380 fans of 1.42 meter (56 in.) in diameter. The fan of the CF34-10 is And 1.35 meterBoeing in diameter.777 Seat Components Inc., that a leader in value-added and contract DeDynomax Souza stresses the upgraded aircraftengineering will have more than new manufacturing, announced recently that its aerospace operations has engines, with possible changes to the wings among the more likely been awarded a three-year contract by B/E Aerospace. Under the developments. But de Souza adds the company has yet to determine agreement, Dynomax will provide highprecision machined metal if that will mean a refined aerodynamic profile, a different planform, components for first class seats on certain Airbus A380 and Boeing modifications to flaps and ailerons, or some combination of those 777 aircraft. Dynomax offered a custom kitted solution that includes changes. the design and building of custom recyclable shipping containers with specialty compartments and shelving. New and heavier engines also may demand a beefier structure, and Embraer previously said itDynomax will consider updating the cockpit and B/E Aerospace selected because of its ability to deliver installing a full fly-by-wire flight control system in an updated E-Jet. custom solutions. “We are honored to be a value-added supplier of

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Boeing Reports Higher Profit, Muted Outlook Boeing Co. posted a 20% increase in fourth-quarter profit, but the aerospace giant forecast disappointing 2012 earnings amid rising pension costs and weaker U.S. defense spending. Boeing and European aircraft rival Airbus are boosting production to record levels over the next two years, but Boeing continues to be weighed down by the cost of its new Dreamliner and revamped 747 jets, which are years away from turning a profit. Recently, the company forecast profit for the current year of $4.05 to $4.25 a share, trailing the average estimate of $4.96 from analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. The forecast, which some analysts called conservative, initially triggered a decline in its shares. Higher jet production is expected to boost Boeing’s revenue to between $78 billion and $80 billion from $68.7 billion last year, but the Chicagobased company’s margin forecast also trailed analysts’ expectations. Boeing plans to deliver between 585 and 600 new commercial jets this year, up from 477 last year. It also expects a big year for airplane orders as it converts last year’s preliminary commitments for its new 737 Max jet to firm orders. “Despite pockets of economic uncertainty and defense-budget pressures, our markets remain large and growing,” Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney said on a conference call. “We are exceptionally wellpositioned for growth in the expanding commercial-airplane market.” Boeing said it will deliver 70 to 85 of its two newest jet models, the 787 Dreamliner and the 747-8 jumbo aircraft. About half will be 787s, indicating a figure of about 40, at the low end of what analysts expected. The company delivered its first Dreamliner in September, more than three years behind schedule, because of production and design problems that led to billions of dollars of cost overruns. The company handed off just three of the planes last year, falling short of its 2011 forecast. Boeing officials said the majority of the Dreamliners to be delivered this year will be planes that were partly finished before the aircraft completed flight tests last summer, and are in the process of being modified at Boeing facilities in Washington state and Texas to reflect final designs. “As each week passes…my confidence does grow” that Boeing can meet its targets for 787 output, Mr. McNerney said. “These ramp-ups are always difficult, and it has our attention.” At the end of 2011, Boeing had more than 1,000 orders and commitments for its planned 737 Max, a revamped version of its best-selling singleaisle plane with new, advanced engines, that it expects to deliver in 2017. The company said last month that it had secured a firm order for 100 of the Max jets from Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, a longtime Boeing customer that also plans to acquire Airbus planes.That marks the second firm order for the Max, following the 150 firm orders from launch customer Southwest Airlines Co. late last year.

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EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 Ganesh Machinery ____ 888-542-6374 Innovative Cutting Systems _ 480-557-7999 K D Capital ________ 480-922-1674 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 R. Jorgenson Company __ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales ___ 602-368-8542 Savage Machine Tools __ 480-275-8630 TSM Machinery ______ 602-233-3757 ACCESSORIES Elrod Machinery _____928-526-9032 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Abrasives Barton International ___ 800-741-7756 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Aqueous Degreasers Mirachem _________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Abrasive Systems KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Adhesives S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Air Compressors Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267

Air Drying Systems Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Air Filtration Equipment Innovative Cutting Systems _ 480-557-7999 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Ball Screws Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Band Saw/ Blades Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Roentgen USA _______ 847-787-0135 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Bar Feeders Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Bar Feeder Accessories Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 Blast Abrasives Barton International ___800-741-7756 Cabinets, Custom Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074

Chemicals: Ultrasonic Mirachem _________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Chip Management Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Chip Removal Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Chuck Jaws Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Chucks Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Industrial Workholding __ 714--935-9686 InnovativeTool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 CNC Lathe Accessories Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 Cleaners: Ultrasonic Larry Arroues & Assoc __ 602-938-0603

Tollfree: 866-319-3719 Office:480-214-3719 Fax: 480-214-3954 info@eclipsecarbide.com

Pro- Ultrasonics ______602-938-0603 CompressedAir Piping Systems Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Coolant Systems Blaser______________801-722-4095 DCM Tech _________800-533-5339 Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Sandvik Coromant ____480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 Haas Factory Outlet A Division of Ellison Machinery Company

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


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"One stop shopping for manufacturing success"

Dwayne Elrod Task Master CNC Knee Mills and CNC Retrofit Kits

CAD/CAM Software

www.elrodmachine.com E mail sales@elrodmachine.com


3880 E. Hwy 66 Ste. 6 Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Ph. (928) 526-9032 F: (928) 526-2301

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



CERTIFIED BY DNV 1509001:2008_


Kevin Randall

Outside Sales Representative

AS9120:2002 -

Innovative Tool Sales Manufacturers Representatives

Rick Berry President

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

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

Cutoff Tools Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Deburring Equipment S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Door Opening Systems: Automatic Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 Dust Collectors Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Factory Automation and Logistics Muratec _________ 949-466-8255 Fasteners Self Clinch Direct _____801-746-2689 Filtration Equip. Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 Hangsterfer’s _______ 800-433-LUBE Qualichem, Inc. ______ 480-320-0308

Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 EDM Materials & Supplies Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance acc's __ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply ____ 480-836-8330 Qualichem Inc _______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance ____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Filtration -Grind Wheels & Belts S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Fire Extinguishing Systems Firetrace Intl _______ 480-607-1218 Gaskets State Seal Company ____602-437-1532 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 Laser Accessories Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Hangsterfer’s_________800-433-LUBE Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories Industrial Workholding __ 714--935-9686

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

Distributor of Pro Ultrasonics High performance ultrasonic cleaning equipment.

Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil ________ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Hangsterfer’s_________800-433-LUBE Production Tool Co _______800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc _________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Magnetic Particle Ins Equip. DCM Tech ___________800-533-5339 Mist Collectors Production Tool Co _______800-266-3253 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Motors Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Pallet Systems Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Parts Washing Equipment Blaser______________801-722-4095 Hangsterfer’s _______ 800-433-LUBE Larry Arroues & Assoc __ 602-938-0603 Mirachem _________ 800-847-3527 Production Tool Co _______800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc _________480-320-0308

Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-9966 Resolvers Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Seals State Seal Company ____602-437-1532 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil ________ 800-894-7773 Hangsterfer’s_______800-433-LUBE Mirachem _________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Qualichem, Inc _________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-9966 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Solvents:Hand Wipe Mirachem _________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Spindles Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Setco Spindles & Slides_____866-362-0699 Steel Service Center Ryerson ____________ 602-455-3374

Automatic Barfeeds Of All Types A2Z METALWORKER

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FIXTURING 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 Industrial Workholding __ 714--935-9686 Stevens Engineering ___ 800-635-0657 Fixturing Designs 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432


Innovative solutions for all 3, 4, and 5 axis machines. 3 47 5 S y m m e s R o a d Hamilton, OH 45016 9830 Norwalk Blvd Suite 155 S a n t a Fe S p r i n g s , C A 9 0 670 ph 888.282.3292 fax 513.860.6516


Subplates Stevens Engineering ______ 800-635-0657 Vacuum Pumps &Workholding Airtek _____________ 480-966-5267 Industrial Workholding ____ 714--935-9686 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Production Tool Co _______ 800-266-3253 Vises and Vise Jaws 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 Arizona CNC Equip _______ 480-615-6353 Desert EDM Sales _______ 480-816-6300 Elrod Machinery ________ 928-526-9032

Mathew Evans Director of Sales and Marketing

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


Industrial Workholding ____ 714--935-9686 Waterjet Abrasives Barton International ___800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Waterjet Replacement Parts Barton International ___800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Work Holding 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Industrial Workholding __ 714--935-9686 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730

Stevens Engineering ___ 800-635-0657 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys______860-289-3820 Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584 Mountain Rep _______ 480-899-1900 Western States Metals __ 801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys______860-289-3820 Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584 Aluminum AZ Metals _________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500

Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Fry Steel Company ____ 800-423-6651 MarZee Inc. ________ 602-269-5801 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Ryerson __________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ____ 800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel _______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals ________ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply ______ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061

An ISO 9001 Company

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


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

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Bar / Plate 24 Hour Delivery

Delivering Alloy Solutions to the World.

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

Samuel, Son & Co. ____ 800-631-9765 Armor:Commercial Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Brass AZ Metals _________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company ____ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals __ 801-978-0562 Bronze AZ Metals _________602-688-8003 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals __ 801-978-0562 Carbon AZ Metals _________602-688-8003

Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Co Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Fry Steel Company ____ 800-423-6651 Cast Iron Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Mountain Rep _______ 480-899-1900 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Castings, Investment Mountain Rep _______ 480-899-1900 Ceramics MarZee Inc. ________ 602-269-5801 Chrome Rod Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Cobalt United Performance Metals _ 888-282-3292 Copper Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Extrusions TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Lead Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Material Sales Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 Metals Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500

Ryerson __________602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 State Industrial Pro ____ 602-275-0990 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel _______ 623-936-3325 Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals _ 888-282-3292 Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys _ 800-337-3766 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel _______ 623-936-3325 TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 Metals-Strip, Wire & Bar TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 Mold Steel Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 New & used Metals Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Nickel Alloys Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Fry Steel Company ____ 800-423-6651 Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584 MarZee Inc. ________ 602-269-5801 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 Ulbrich of California ___ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Plate: Wear and Structural Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883

Pre-Honed Tube Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Recyclable Metals Barry Metals________ 602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc. 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC __________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Recycling: Carbide Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 Rubber MarZee Inc. _______ 602-269-5801 Scrap Metal Recycling Barry Metals________ 602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc. 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC __________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Sheet Metal Self Clinch Direct ____ 801-746-2689 Stainless Steel Apache Steel Company _ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum ____ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company ___ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply ____ 602-454-1500 MarZee Inc. _______ 602-269-5801


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Tube Service Company _ 602-267-9865 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Coil-sheet Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Ryerson __________602-455-3374 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Service Centers Advanced Metal Sales Sales___ 623-434-8343 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 Structurals Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Rye Ryerson __________602-455-3374 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company _ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company ___ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply ____ 602-454-1500 MarZee Inc. _______ 602-269-5801 Ryerson __________602-455-3374 Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel ______ 623-936-3325


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Titanium Aerodyne Alloys ______ 800-237-2888 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584 MarZee Inc. ________ 602-269-5801 Mountain Rep _______ 480-899-1900 Ulbrich of California ___ 800-237-2888 Tubing AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 Tubing: Titanium & Hastelloy Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584 GASES Cylinder Storage/Microbulk Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 Purification Units (CO2 and Hydrogen) Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151


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Welding and Cutting Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 TOOLING Boring Bars B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Seco Tools Inc. _______ 248-528-5960 Carbide B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Cutting Tools: Custom Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Drills Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295

Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 End Mills Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Elrod Machinery ____ 928-526-9032 Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Form Tools B & T Tool & Engineering 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Inserts, Indexable Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295

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TMI (GibbsCAM) _____ 602-618-6553 Software, Inv. Control Delcam _________ 877 335 2261 30 Years Experience Feature Cam ______ 602-502-9654 MIKE SMITH Software,Lean/6 Sigma 602-397-4008 4 Sight Technologies ___ 480-922-6484 mike.amts@hotmail.com amtsmike@hotmail.com Software, NC Programming Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Arizona Machine ToolTools Service, Seco IncAMTS _______ 248-528-5960 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Opening a new chapter in my life, after 30 years, 22 in Arizona as Machinery Sales Tombstones/Subplates Co. Senior Service Engineer, servicing Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Hardinge, Okamoto, Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Inserts, PCD/CBN and many others, CNC and Manual Machine Tools, I will continue to provide service Stevens Engineering ___ 800-635-0657 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 and repair to Arizona, Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Thank you METAL DISTRIBUTORS Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Mike Smith Loose Abrasive Grains Western States Metals __801-978-0562 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 PALLET SYSTEMS Software, Servicing Reamers & Drills, PCD Manual & Automatic Pallet Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 Systems Thread Mills Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Manual Lift Off Pallet Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Systems Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 Tooling Columns Manual Rotory Pallet SysTooling Systems Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 tems Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Tooling Systems Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 REPAIR/DESIGN ROBOTICS Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Robotic Part Loading Systems Bar Feeder Repair Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 PROG. SYSTEMS Machine Tool Design/EnCAD/CAM gineering Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Machine Tool Rebuilding DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156

Rob Schwister

Relationship Manager 480.905.2407 rschwister@alerusmail.com alerusfinancial.com

AMTS AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Setco-Pope Spindles ____ 866-362-0699 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Machine Retrofitting/CNC Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Machinery Moving Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Machine Repair Parts/Filters Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Maint/Repair Services A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339


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Michael Manning 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-4426 phone :: (714) 713-0006 cell mmanning@mmrmetals.com

Trish Mooney

Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Mold Repairs B&B Tool _________520-397-0436 Stamping Repairs B&B Tool. _________520-397-0436 Prev. Maint Programs A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Repair -Hydraulic A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Repair - Portable A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc _____602-569-1809 Spindle Rebuilding Setco-Pope Spindles _____866-362-0699 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 MACHINERY REPAIR PARTS Belts All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111 Bearings(Precision) All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111 Metric O-Rings All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111 A2Z METALWORKER

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2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-4426 phone :: (623) 414-7835 cell tmooney@mmrmetals.com

Switches (Proximity, Limit) Sw All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111 Valves (Hydraulic, Pneumatic) All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111 SERVICES Banks Alerus Bank & Trust ____ 480-905-2407 Rich Crouse Bank of Arizona ______ 480-642-2876 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 252-4426 phone :: (623) 533-0519 cell Spectra Financial(602)Services 480-440-2496 Business Consulting BMSC____________480-445-9400 O’Donnell & Assoc. _____602-843-8018 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Quality Training Consultants_928-284-0856 Spectra Financial Services __ 480-440-2496 Chendo Rivera Calibration Services 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 (602) 252-4426 phone :: (623) 224-1772 cell Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 MTLC ____________ 602-721-8819 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Calibration: Repair & Certify MTLC ____________ 602-721-8819 Washington Calibration__ 480-820-0506 Cash Flow Management Bank of Arizona ______ 480-642-2876 Spectra Financial Services 480-440-2496 CNC Laser Calibration MTLC ____________ 602-721-8819 Computer/Web Services Gartman Technical Services _ 602-788-8121 Consulting 4 Sight Technologies____480-922-6484 BMSC____________480-445-9400 Advanced Custom Screens_800-992-7936 Quality Advisory Services__602-910-1510 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Contract Inspection Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Contract Programming Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 CNC Training Adams Machinery ______480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Jet Products ________ 623-869-6749

Design Services DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Engineering Services 623-780-4137 Advanced Coord. Tech ___623-780-4137 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust _____480-905-2407 480-905-2407 Bank of Arizona _______480-642-2876 Country Financial _____ 602-321-3232 O’Donnell & Assoc. ____ 602-843-8018 SBG Capital ________480-897-4988 Spectra Financial Services _480-440-2496 Human Resource/Staffing CPI ______________480-339-0452 Heavyhaul IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Insurance Services Country Financial _____ 602-321-3232 HUB Intl __________ 602-749-4190 Leavitt Group _______602-264-0566 International Trade Mountain Rep _______ 480-899-1900 ISO/AS9100 Consulting BMSC____________480-445-9400 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 IT/ Network Support Gartman Technical Services _ 602-788-8121 Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust _____480-905-2407 Bank of Arizona ______ 480-642-2876 O’Donnell & Assoc. ____ 602-843-8018 Spectra Financial Services _480-440-2496 Lean Manufacturing 4 Sight Technologies ___ 480-922-6484 BMSC ___________ 480-445-9400 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Manufacturers Rep Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110 Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Mexican Shelter Programs Mountain Rep _______ 480-899-1900 Rigging/Machinery Moving IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Retirement Planning Country Financial _____ 602-321-3232 Recycling Barry Metals_________602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc. 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC ___________623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading ___602-257-4660 Reverse Engineering Advanced Coordinate Tech__623-780-4137 Datum Inspection ___ 602-997-1340

Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Rigging IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Schools, Custom Training DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Jet Products ________ 623-869-6749 Quality Advisory Services ___602-910-1510 Services: UT/ Network Support Shop Floor Automations___ 877-611-5825 Software: Continuous Improvement CIS ______________ 602-445-9400 Staffing: Engineers/Manufacturing CPI ______________ 480-339-0452 Supplier Auditing BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Systems Integration Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5877 Technical Staffing CPI ______________ 480-339-0452 Testing, Metallurgical Metals Eng & Testing Lab. __ 602-272-4571 ARTL _____________ 602-374-3770 Trade Show Booth Design Fry Fabricators _______ 602-454-0701 Transportation IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Working Capital, Credit Lines Bank of Arizona _______480-642-2876 O’Donnell & Assoc. ____ 602-843-8018 SBG Capital ________ 480-897-4988 SHOP FLOOR AUTOMATION USB Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Scheduling Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Serial Port Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Software:CNC Networking Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 RS232 Cabling Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Virtual CNC Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825

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Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

PPrecision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 BROACHING Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144 Ayers Gear & Mach ______ 623-934-6913 Lewis Aerospace ________ 623-581-0764 MPI International ______ 956-631-6880 CASTINGS AATC______________602-268-1467 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Perma-Finish ________ 602-278-1733 May Foundry & Machine __ 801-531-8931 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Castings: Prototype Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 AATC______________602-268-1467 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 May Foundry & Machine __ 801-531-8931 Coating: Black Oxide Castings: Production Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 AATC______________602-268-1467 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 May Foundry & Machine __ 801-531-8931 Louie's Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Coating: Chem Film Castings: Repair Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Certified Inspection ____602-267-0661 CLEANING A2Z Sandblasting _______ 602-716-5566 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries ____ _480-968-1930 COATING Accuwright Industries _____480-892-9595 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Arizona Finishing _______602-438-4443 METCO Metal Finishing ___ 602-276-4120 Bolt’s Metallizing _______ 602-244-2432 LA Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648 Lynch Brothers Mfg _____ 602-267-7575 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 BRAZING LA Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 CAD Enterprises _______ 602-278-4407 Louie's Black Oxide ______ 602-257-0530 Treffers Precision ______ 602-744-2636 ASSEMBLY CAD Enterprises _______ 602-278-4407 CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 Foresight Technologies ___ 480-967-0080 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 Cable/Harness Assembly Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 X5 Manufacturing ______ 602-454-7385 Clean Room Assembly Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 L&W Fluid ________ 602-323-2560 BENDING Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 BONDING Diffusion VACCO Industries ______ 626-443-7121

LAI Southwest _________602-304-1160 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 The Metal Man ________ 800-448-9448 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products __________ 623-869-6749 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting _ 602-256-0260 Coating: Nickel/Teflon Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Coating: NP3 Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Louie's Black Oxide ______ 602-257-0530 E-Coat MPI International _______ 956-631-6880 Electro-Coating Services PMA PhotoMetals ______ 800-899-3366


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email: mikeb@geromeaz.com

jhull@foresighttech.net www.foresighttech.net

HVOF Metal Spraying Prime Machine _______ 801-575-8430 Powder Coating Precision Powdercoat _____480-894-5224 CUTTING Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Echols Saw & Supply _____602-278-3918 Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 The Metal Man ________800-448-9448 Bandsaw Cutting Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 CNC Router Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Laser APMI _____________480-668-0024 Fine Line Laser Cutting ___602-863-3196 Taycar Enterprises ____ 505-265-2121 Tube Laser Cutting Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865


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DIES Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Precision Die & Stamp'g___ 480-967-2038 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole Arizona Wire Specialists ___ 480-829-6530 CAD Enterprises _______ 602-278-4407 EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Sun Tech __________480-921-1665 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Petersen Inc_________800-410-6789 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech __________480-921-1665

Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 Too Wright Prototype ______ 541-619-2760 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC ____ 480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool_____ 480-813-1002 Arizona Wire Specialists __ 480-829-6530 Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Central Valley Machine ___435-752-0931 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Hawkeye Precision _____ 480-926-8642 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 PGI______________505-884-5782 Powill Manufactuing____623-780-4100 Quality Mold ________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech ________ 480-921-1665 Toolcraft of Phoenix __ 623-435-5405 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine ______ 602-323-5550 Wright Prototype ______ 541-619-2760 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 FABRICATION Advanced Metal Sales __ 623-434-8343

AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 APMI ______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal _______303-427-6419 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Astra Fab __________ 480-497-8250 Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 CAID Industries ________520-294-3126 Central Components ___520-571-1433 Central Valley Machine ___ 435-752-0931 CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 CygnetStamping & Fab ____818-240-7574 Creedbilt Inc __________623-939-8119 Dungeon Delights _______480-215-2461 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Gerome Mfg _________ 520-622-8402 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283

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Your Manufacturing Solutions Partner

Precision CNC Machining

Geno Forman

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

Group Manufacturing Serv __480-966-3952 Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 New Hope Machine ______520-825-7830 Phoenix Metalcraft ______ 602-279-4810 Plastic Eng.___________480-491-8100 PMC Manufacturing______ 623-582-2233 Precision Casting Repair ___ 800-622-2404 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Scriven Precision _______ 480-961-9775 State Seal Company _____ 602-437-1532 Systems 3 ___________ 480-894-2581 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Tolleson Steel ________ 623-936-3325 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine _______ 602-323-5550 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800

Fabrication: Custom Metal Arrow Sheet Metal ______ 303-427-6419 Capital Stainless _____480-967-0016 CygnetStamping & Fab ____818-240-7574 Dungeon Delights ____ 480-215-2461 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 State Seal Company _____ 602-437-1532 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 VACCO Industries ______ 626-443-7121 Fabrication: Medium & Large APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal ______ 303-427-6419 Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506

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


Fryy Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Trepanning Specialties ___562-633-8110 Fabrication: Rebuild/ Large Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 Empire Precision Mach. __ 480-633-4580 Fabrication: Sheet Metal ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal _______303-427-6419 Astra Fab __________ 480-497-8250 Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 Capital Stainless _____ 480-967-0016 CygnetStamping & Fab ____818-240-7574 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Howell Precision ________623-582-4776

Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Petersen Inc __________800-410-6789 Phoenix Metalcraft ____602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 FINISHING AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Jet Processing ______623-869-6749 x117 LA Specialties _________602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 METCO Metal Finishing ____602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Perma-Finish ________ 602-278-1733

rocky@hawkeyeprecision.com Rocky Hettinger


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Precision Die Cutting

Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Finishing: One Stop Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 FINISH OPS-CLEANING Cleaning: AF 5333 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray Aerospace Testing _ 623-842-3030 Dry Film Lubrication Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260


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Powder Coating AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting ______ 602-716-5566 ABS Metallurgical Processors 602-437-3008 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Stripping Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray ___________ 602-275-1917 GEAR CUTTING Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Action Machine _______602-233-0883 FIXTURES Apache Gear, Inc ______ 623-934-7144 Profiles Tool & Engineering _ 480-894-1008 Ayers Gear & Machine ___ 623-934-6913 GLASS BEAD FORGINGS A2Z Sandblasting ______ 602-716-5566 Aluminum Precision _____ 805-488-4401 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 GRINDING Forgings: Aluminum Arizona Engineering ____520-586-1522 Aluminum Precision _____ 805-488-4401 Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Arizona Wire & Tool _____ 480-813-1002 Forgings: Titanium Aluminum Precision _____ 805-488-4401 Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969

Glass Bead Clean ABS Metallurgical Processors 602-437-3008 Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Drilling ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing ____ 602-257-0530 Passivation ABS Metallurgical Processors 602-437-3008 Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies ___ _623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 METCO Metal Finishing ___ 602-276-4120 Semiray ___________ 602-275-1917 FOUNDRY AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 EPSI______________714-256-8950 May Foundry & Machine _ 801-531-8931 GALVANIZING Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Petersen Inc_________800-410-6789

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Shawn Carlin scarlin@gmsaz.com

Blue Streak Grinding _____602-353-8088 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 GMN USA __________800-686-1679 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 JRT Hunt ____________480-968-5928 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing _____ 623-780-4100 PMC Manufacturing______ 623-582-2233 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding ____ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding _________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard JRT Hunt ____________480-968-5928 Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding _________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding _____602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg ___602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing____623-780-4100 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701


Grinding: Centerless Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Shaw Precision _______ 480-785-4925 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 Grinding… Double Disc Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Grinding: ID/OD Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Grinding: OD Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995

National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 Grinding: Precision Tool US Carbide Tool LLC ______480-755-3812 Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Grinding: Tool & Cutter B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 CTE ____________ 800-783-2400 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 Grinding: Ultra Precision Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 GUNDRILLING Trepanning Specialties ___562-633-8110 HEAT TREATING ABS Metallurgical Processors 602-437-3008 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 CAD Enterprises _______ 602-278-4407 Controlled Thermal Tech'y___602-272-3714 L A Specialties _________602-269-7612 Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250

Heat Treating/ Aerospace Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 CAD Enterprises _______ 602-278-4407 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 HeatTreating/ISO9001/AS9100 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum HeatTreating Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 HONING/LAPPING Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 IDENTIFICATION Labels & Bar Code EPSI______________714-256-8950

11042 N. 24th Ave. Suite 101 Phoenix, AZ 85029


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Gregg A. Dunlap Business Development

greggd@metcofinishing.com www.thelindgrengroup.com

3508 East Corona Avenue Phoenix. AZ 85040 OFFICE 602-276-4120 CELL 602-725-8380 FAX 602-276-0109

PMA Photometals_______480-773-3239 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137 PMA Photometals_______480-773-3239 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 PMA Photometals_______480-773-3239 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 INDUSTRIAL SEALINGS Gaskets:Manufacturing Cupps Ind Supply ______ 602-269-2301 Industrial Sealings Cupps Ind Supply ______ 602-269-2301 Packing Cupps Ind Supply ______ 602-269-2301 INSPECTION Calibration Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Washington Calibration ___ 480-820-0506 Inspection, First Article Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Datum Inspection ______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol ____ 480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137


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Ar 480-813-1002 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Datum Inspection _______602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services (NDT) CAD Enterprises ________602-278-4407 Jet Processing ______ 623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 Semiray Aero. Testing _____ 602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 ISO Consultant BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc _________623-939-4412 Quality Advisory Services __ 602-910-1510 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc _________623-939-4412 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Great Western Registrar ____623-580-1881 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856

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ISO Registrar Great Western Registrar ___623-580-1881 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Liquid Penetrant Certified Inspection Service _602-267-0661 Jet Products _________623-869-6749 Semiray ___________602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 MAG Particle Certified Inspection Service _ 602-267-066 Jet Products__________623-869-6749 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Metrology/inspection Serv Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Process Improvement/ Audit BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 X-Ray Certified Inspection Service __ 602-267-066 Semiray ____________602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868

Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 Hawkeye Precision _____ 480-926-8642 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 L&W Machine Co ____ 602-323-2560 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering __ 480-894-100 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 Machining: 5 Axis 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 CAD Enterprises _______ 602-278-4407 Cassavant Machining ___602-437-4005 Clings Mfg _________480-968-1778 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng 520-745-8771 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 Petersen Inc __________800-410-6789 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 St. Vrain Manufacturing ____303-702-1529 IRON STITCHING Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Machining: Aerospace MACHINING AATC_____________602-268-1467 Machining: 3D 3D Machine LLC ____ 480-239-8254 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Cassavant Machining _ 602-437-4005 Adams Mfg & Eng ______ 623-486-2019


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edgibson@continentalmachiningco.com www.continentalmachiningco.com

Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 Morsch Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products________623-587-0335 Petersen Inc __________ 800-410-6789 PGI ____________ 505-884-5782 PMC Manufacturing ______623-582-2233 Powill Manufacturing___ 623-780-4100 AMT-America ________602-443-1403 Prime Machine ________ 801-575-8430 Arizona Engineering ____520-586-1522 Pro Precision _________602-353-0022 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 Service & Sales _______ 480-968-9084 Cassavant Machining _ 602-437-4005 Satowfi ____________480-374-5706 Central Components __ 520-571-1433 Southwest Swiss Precision __602-438-4670 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 St. Vrain Manufacturing____303-702-1529 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Stewart Manufacturing ____623-582-2261 Continental Machining 800-777-2483 Systems 3 ___________480-894-2581 Evans Precision Machining _ 623-581-6200 Trepanning Specialties ___ 562-633-8110 Excaliber __________ 623-878-6800 White Rock Inc. ________ 435-750-6414 Foresight Technologies ___ 480-967-0080 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Gerome Mfg _______ 520-622-8402 Machining: Contract Gilbert Precision Machine _ 480-892-4730 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Adams Mfg & Eng______ 623-486-2019 HK Machining ______ 602-278-6704 Aero Design & Mfg ______602-437-8080 Infinisys __________ 602-276-2276 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____602-243-4329 JB's Precision ________ 623-581-9088 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 JD Ellen LLC ______ 623-587--0253 Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002 Jet Products__________623-869-6749 B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 L&W Machine Co ____ 602-323-2560 Banner Machine, Inc _____ 602-437-4984 LAYKE, Inc. _________ 602-272-2654 Evans Precision Machining _ 623-581-6200 Lewis Aerospace _______623-581-0764 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Matrix Machine ______ 480-966-4451 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 Metalcraft Inc. _______ 480-967-4889 Group Mfg Serv._______ 480-966-3952 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704

___________ 602-276-2276 I Infinisys Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 Lewis Aerospace _______ 623-581-0764 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Stellar Machining & Fab _ 480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing ____623-582-2261 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Machining: Chem. Etching PMA Photometals_______480-773-3239 VACCO Industries ______ 626--450-6472 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC ______ 480-239-8254 Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Arizona Engineering ____ 520-586-1522 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Astra Fab __________ 480-497-8250 AzMark ____________480-926-8969 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 CAD Enterprises ________602-278-4407 Challenger Aerospace___ _ 480-894-0802 Central Components ___ 520-571-1433 Central Valley Machine ___ 435-752-0931 Cling’s Manufacturing______480-968-1778 Continental Machining __ 800-777-2483 Evans Precision Machining __ 623-581-6200 Foresight Technologies ____480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 HK Machining ________602-278-6704 Hawkeye Precision ______480-926-8642 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325

Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc. ___________480-833-7305 JB's Precision ________ 623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 Jet Products ________ 623-869-6749 JRT Hunt____________480-968-5928 L&W Machine Co _____602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc. __________602-272-2654 Metalcraft Inc._________480-967-4889 Matrix Machine _______ 480-966-4451 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 New Hope Machine ______520-825-7830 Osborn Products________623-587-0335 PGI_______________505-884-5782 PMBC ___________ _602-431-8131 PMC Manufacturing ______623-582-2233 Powill Manufacturing____623-780-4100 Pro Precision _________602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering__480-894-1008 Quality Mold _______480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Satowfi ____________480-374-5706 St. Vrain Manufacturing____303-702-1529


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MPI Metal Processing International, L.P. TACOM APPROVED o ISO 9001-2000

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Laser Cutting: Micro VACCO Industries ______ 626-443-7121 Laser Cutting:Rotary Axis K-zell Metals, Inc. ___ 602-232-5882 Laser Engraving & Etching Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 VACCO Industries ______ 626--450-6472 Laser Marking Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Precision Etched Parts VACCO Industries ______ 626--450-6472 MANUFACTURING Adams Mfg & Eng ______ 623-486-2019 APMI __ __________ 480-668-0024 Creedbilt Inc _______623-939-8119 Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Glover Precision, Inc. ___ 480-464-0150 Group Manufacturing Serv _480-966-3952 PMBC ___________ 602-431-8131 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Stewart Manufacturing ___ 623-582-2261 Scriven Precision ______ 480-961-9775 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Mfg: PhotoChemical Etching Fabrication VACCO Industries ______ 626--450-6472 METAL BAR CODING PMA PhotoMetal_______800-899-3366 METAL FORMING Creedbilt Inc _______623-939-8119 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Tri-Matrix __________ 480-844-0165 METALIZING Accuwright Industries ____480-892-9595 Bolt’s Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 MOLDS Adams Mfg & Eng ______ 623-486-2019 PMBC ___________ 602-431-8131 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Quality Mold ________480-892-5480 Toolcraft of Phoenix __ 623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939

Molds: Construction JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Molds: Plastic Injection Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Molds: Rubber Toolcraft of Phoenix ___623-435-5405 NAME TAGS & LABELS Bar code & Marking Labels MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 PMA Photometals_______480-773-3239 Boeing Approved UID Tags & Labels PMA Photometals_______480-773-3239 PACKAGING Custom Packaging MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 Electronic Invoicing MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 Mil-Spec Packaging MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 RFID & UID Markings MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 PMA Photometals_______480-773-3239 PAINTING AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Jet Processing ______623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 Abrasive Blasting AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Painting& Blast Booths AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Phosphate Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Powder Coating AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 East Valley Powdercoat ____ 480-215-2461 LA Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Perma-Finish _________602-278-1733 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 Wet Paint/CARC AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 MPI International _______956-631-6880 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Sandblast/Automated Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231

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3D Machine ........................... ........99 4 Sight Technologies...................... 97 5th Axis Fixtures.............................64,94 A&J Indus. Mch Repair.............65,97 AATC.................................................99 ABS Quality Evaluations.................62 ABS Metallurgical Processors........102 Absolute Machining & Turning...108 ACC Machinery............................7,90 Accuwright............................................102 Ace Laser.......................................100 ACME Metal Works ................. ...108 Action Machine ............................ 101 Adams Mfg & Eng........................102 Adams Mach ..................13,57,90,112 Advanced Coating Technologies...108 Advanced Coord Tech ...................91 Advanced Metal Sales ....................96 Advanced Precision ...................... 97 Aero Spring & Mfg............... ........101 Aerodyne Alloys ............................ 95 AgieCharmilles ...............................27 Airtek ..............................................94 Alerus Bank & Trust .................47,97 All World Machinery Supply .....22,97 Aluminum Precision ....................102 American Aerospace ....................99 AMT-America............................... 104 AMTS .............................................. 97 Apache Gear .................................102 Apache Steel .................................94 AP Industrial ................................ 108 API...................................................66 APMI ...............................................99 Arizona Engineering ................... 104 Arizona Finishing..........................103 Arizona Hard Chrome .................103 Arizona Wire Spec ........................99 Arizona Wire Tool ....................... 109 Arrow Sheet Metal ......................102 ARTL ...............................................98 Astra Fab ........................................99 Auer Precision ..............................102 Ayers Gear & Mach .......................99 AZ CNC .....8,9,21,45,49,76-79,90,93 AZMARK ............................... 100,108 AZ Metals ..................................52,94 AZ Tool Steel.............................94,95 B&B Tool ........................................96 B & T Tool & Engr .........................94 Backerworks Mfg ....................... 106 Bank of Arizona ............................ 95 Barry Metals .............................70,95 Bar-S Machine Inc .........................99 Barton International ............... 56,91 Bell Steel ....................................... 101 BID Machine, Inc.......................... 101 Blaser.............................................. 95 Blue Streak Grinding ............. 56,102 BMSC................................... 67,80,97 Bolt’s Metallizing, Inc ..................105 Bralco Metals ..................... 42,93,94 Byington Steel Treating ..............103 CAD Enterprises .......................... 104 CAID.............................................. 100 Canyon State Oil ........................ 2,95 Cassavant Machining ..................107 Cassidy Turley ................................86 Castrol ...............................................2 Central Components .................. 104 Central Valley Machine ...............107 Certified Inspection Services ......99 CGS Technologies, Inc. ............... 101 Challenger Aerospace ................ 104 ChemResearch.............................103 CIS ...................................................98 Cling’s Manufacturing ................. 101 CNC Machinery ............................. 92 Coast Aluminum..............................94 Coastal Metals.....................20,95,96 Coating Tech.............................71,100 Collins Metal Finishing..................99 Composites Manufacturing ........88 Consolidated Resources Inc.......60,97 Continental Machining.................105 Controlled Thermal.......................103 A2Z METALWORKER

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Country Financial...........................97 JWB Manufacturing.............................103 Courier Graphics...........................74 K D Capital .....................................90 CPI..................................................98 Klontech Indus. Sales ............. 90,96 Creedbilt Inc.............................44,106 KMT Waterjet.................................91 Cupps Industrial Supply.....................105 K-Zell Metals, Inc...........................101 Cutting Tool Consultants....................92 L&W Machine Co. ........................104 CTE ....................................93 LA Specialties ......................... 58,104 Cygnet Stamping & Fab...............108 LAI International ..........................102 D & R Mchy...............................23,90,96 Larry Arroues ................................ 93 DCM Tech..................................82,92 Layke Inc .......................................100 DDi.............................................96,111 Leavitt Group ................................ 97 Datum Inspection.........................103 Lewis Aerospace...........................101 Delcam .............................. 68-69,96 Lone Arrow ................................... 93 Desert EDM Sales .................. 58,93 Louie’s Black Oxide ...............101,103 Dungeon Delights.......................101 Louie’s Gun Finishing ..................103 East Valley Laser Inc .................. 105 Lynch Brothers.............................103 East Valley Powdercoat ............108 Machinery Sales ............................ 92 Ebbco Inc. ..................................... 91 MAC Packaging............................108 Echols Saw & Supply ..............25,90 Magnum Precision .........11,73,90-93 Eclipse Carbide .............................92 Makino .......................................15,90 Edge Technologies ......................93 Marshall Tool & Supply ................ 96 EDM Network .........................32,94 MarZee...............................50,94,102 EDM Perform Access. .................95 Matrix Machine......................99,100 EDM Tech................................ 62,99 May Foundry ................................102 Ellison Machinery. 5,74-45,81,90,92 MC Machinery ...........................31,93 Elrod Machine & Mfg ............ 48,93 Mesa Machinery ............................92 Empire Precision Mach. ..............106 Metalcraft Inc...............................104 EPSI. ...............................................108 Metal Processing Intl ..................106 Evans Precision Mach’g .............102 Metal Spinning ..............................101 Excaliber Precision..................... 100 Metals Eng & Testing Labs .......... 97 Fadal CNC.................................41, 91 Metco Metal ................................104 Fine Line Fabricating Inc. ...........102 Methods Machine .........................92 Fine Line Laser Cutting..............108 Micro-Tronics.......................... 26,100 Firetrace ........................................ 91 Micro 100 ..................................48,95 Flow Intl .................................. 59,94 Micropulse West...........................99 Foresight Finishing ....................108 Midaco Corp .............................44,96 Foresight Technologies............. 100 Milne............................................... 97 Frontier Metal Stamping ..........108 Mirachem ...................................... 93 Fry Fabrications............................99 MMR LLC .......................................98 Fry Steel Co...................................94 Moore Tool & Equip ......................92 Ganesh Machinery..................37,92 Mountain Rep ............................... 97 Gartman Tech Services ....... 86,109 Morsch Machine ...........................99 Geiger Electric Inc ........................ 91 MTLC ........................................ 84,98 Gilbert Metal Stamping...............99 Muratec ..........................................92 Gilbert Precision Machine......... 106 National Grinding & Mfg.............102 Gladhill Assoc ........................83,104 Nelson Engineering ......................101 Global EDM Supply ......................93 New Hope Machine ....................100 Glover Precision, Inc. ................. 104 Noranco...................................40,100,101 GMN USA......................................93 North-South .............................31,93 Gold Tech Industries. ....1,34-36,104 O’Donnell & Associates ............... 96 Great Western ........................72,97 OGP .................................................91 Grindworks ................................. 100 Omax Corp. ...................................90 Group Manufacturing ................101 Orion Registrar.............................104 Haas Factory Outlet ............5,92,93 Osborn Products ..................100,102 Hangsterfer’s ...............................92 Pacific Metal Stampings .............108 HK Machining............................. 105 Perfection Industrial Finishing ...107 Harschco .................................... 103 Perfection Powder Coating .......... 100 Hawkeye Precision .....................101 Perma-Finish.................................103 Haynes Intl....................................94 Petersen Inc .................................106 Helical Solutions...........................97 Petroferm ...................................... 93 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding ...101 PGI .................................................109 Howard PMP .............................. 104 Phoenix Grinding .........................100 Howell Precision ....................... 100 Phoenix Heat Treat......................103 HUB Intl.........................................97 Phoenix Metalcraft .....................108 Hurco............................................. 27 Phoenix Metal Trading....................64,96 Ind. Metal Supply....................50,95 PMA Photometals . ......................98 Ind.Tool Die................................. 104 PMC Manufacturing ....................105 Ind. Workholding Solution .........96 Powill Mfg.....................................103 Infinisys ................................100,104 Praxair Distribution...................46,96 Innovative Cutting Tools.............93 Precious Metal Plating. ..........104 Innovative Cutting Solutions....108 Precision Aerospace ............54-55 Innovative Tool Sales ..................93 Precision Casting Repair ......... 99 Intech Funding ............................. 33 Precision Die ......................................99 Integrated Systems Inc.............109 Precision Industrial Painting.......... 100 IPE Aerospace ...............................14 Precision Metalworks .................... 109 IRH .................................................97 Premier Precision ....................... 66,101 ISMG ..............................................89 Prime Axis .....................................12,100 ITDE ............................................. 104 Prime Machine..................................100 Jan’s Inc ....................................... 105 Pro Precision .....................................102 J B’s Prec Ind....................................104 Profiles Tool & Eng ................................100 JD Ellen LLC .....................................105 Quality Advisory...............................92 Jemelco Inc .....................................97 Qualichem, Inc..................................94 J.K. Tool................................ .........92 Quality Improvement Consulting..... 98 Jorgenson ... .................. ...................92 Quality Mold........................102 JPL/NASA..............................................87 R&D Specialty Manco...............105 JRT Hunt..............................................108 RMSS..........................................107

Road Machinery.............................108 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades..... ....91 Roentgen USA.................................93 Ron Grob.........................................105 Ryerson.......................................53,96 S&S Machinery Sales.......................92 Samuel, Son & Co. ................24,94,95 Sandvik Coromant .....................92,98 Satowfi............................................105 Savage Machine ..............................91 sawblade.com.........................3,38-39 SBG Capital ......................................96 Scriven Precision Fab. ....................99 Seco Tools........................................96 Self Clinch ....................................18,93 Semiray .................................... 63,105 Service & Sales ...............................109 Setco Spindles & Slides ................. 95 Shaw Precision Grind’g ................. 101 Shop Floor Automations ............... 97 S L Fusco ..........................................94 Southwest Powder .......................103 Southwest Spindle Service............96 Southwest Swiss Precision Mchg ......105 Southwest Waterjet ......................108 Spectra Financial........................28,96 SPRINGWORKS Utah ....................109 St Vrain ............................................106 Star Metal Fluids .........17,91,94,96,97 Starrett..............................................91 State Industrial Prod ...................... 94 State Seal Company ........................91 Steel Services Grind’g.............. 83,100 Stellar Machining & Fab Inc..........104 Stevens Engineering ...................... 95 Sun Grinding .............................. 16,102 Sun Tech..........................................109 Superior Grinding ..........................103 Sustaining Edge Solutions ........ 10,96 Swisstech Tooling & Mfg ..............107 Systems3.........................................105 TAYCAR ...........................................102 TCI Precision Metals ..................30,94 TMM Precision .........................99,106 T.S.M. Mach. ...................................90 Team Industrial Services ..........82,103 TechMark.......................................102 Tech Mold .........................................61 Temperature Processing...............103 Temtco Steel....................................94 The Metal Man........................99,102 The Werks C&C ..............................95 TMI (GibbsCAM) ................. 54-55,97 TNT Sandblasting ........................ 105 Tolleson Steel.................................94 Toolcraft of Phoenix.................... 105 Tooling Molds West..................... 105 Tornquist Machinery ..................... 91 Total Filtration Services.................93 Total Quality Sys ............................94 Tornos .........................................51,91 Trepanning Specialties ................ 107 Tri-Matrix Mach ............................101 Trio Tool ..........................................93 Trusty-Cook ...............................29,92 TW Metals ......................................95 Tube Service...................................94 U S Shop Tools ..........................19,93 Ulbrich of CA............................ 43,94 United Performance Metals ........94 Universal Laser Systems...............40 US Carbide Tools .........................109 Val-Tech Mfg .................................101 Valley Industrial Painting ............108 Washington Cal. .................... 103 WC Machine & Tool......................101 Weiser/Mile High Precision......... 102 Westec............................................ 77 Western Sintering Co. ............. 60-62 Western States Metal ...................97 White Rock Inc. ........................... 105 Whitley Machine .................... 102 Widia...............................................92 Wintech .........................................101 Wire-Tech ......................................101 Wrico .............................................101 Wright Prototype ........................100 X5 ...................................................101

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