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Editors Corner “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” Neil Gaiman, English author The glass is half full. I believe it.Yes, we have our trials and tribulations as a Nation, and personally. We all just mourned the senseless death of 27 people, mostly innocent young children, in Connecticut. And as we go to print before the Holidays in order to mail the magazine for the new year, we still are faced with uncertainty over Plan A or Plan B (or some other plan) regarding fiscal measures moving forward. Still, as we likely spent beautiful holidays with loved ones, we must know that there is so much to be grateful for. I am. I am grateful for my family, and that I have food on the table, and can pay my bills. One of the things I recently thought about was how grateful I was to be a part of manufacturing in the United States. Granted, I am not making products that help our troops, that help families fly in the air to see one another, that are medical devices used to save peoples lives -- but I still feel a part of manufacturing as I write about those of you who do these things. Last week, we were cleaning out the office to make room for new projects and I came across a folder with my appraisals from my previous employer.The file even contained some emails that for some reason, I retained. One was from my last boss. The email, in response to my recommendation on a new project, said, “Linda, we must not be so free-form and thinking outside of the box. We must be careful what we recommend.” I suppose I kept this email because it was so incredibly bureaucratic! What happened to me when I experienced the distastefulness of bureaucracy was a beautiful thing. I made the decision to get out of this mentality, and to get into business myself. This resulted in the purchase of the A2Z Metalworker 8 years ago this month. It is indeed the best thing I have ever done in my business career. 8 years later, my partner and I now have 3 publications, the Southwest edition, the Rocky Mountain edition, and the newest Pacific Northwest edition. Sometimes, it takes bad things to push us to make very positive changes. Good things happen. Accept and allow change. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Grow. May 2013 be a year of great things! And, of course, God Bless our Troops!

Linda Daly Publisher A2Z METALWORKER

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Fry Media, an entity of Fry Fabrications, Supports Your Marketing with Wall, Door, Window, and Vehicle Signage. Photography provided by Robbie Barrkman. Announcements............6-7,10,12,14,16, 18 Shop Profile .....................................1,32-34 Feature Articles........................ 44-45,52-53 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

Mail Address: PO Box 93295 Phoenix, AZ 85070 Telephone: (602) 412-7696 Website: E-mail:

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

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

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CNC Performance Training at Ellison The next CNC Performance Training session at Ellison Machinery Company will be held on Wednesday January 30th with a return to the popular topic of maximizing your productivity with your Haas Renishaw Probes. Machinists are invited to meet at the Tempe, AZ showroom for a presentation and discussion led by Jason Floor, Applications Engineer. Each CNC Performance Training session is inspired by the issues and questions most frequently presented to the Ellison team of service technicians and application engineers. The bite-sized, 1 ½ - 2 hr sessions focus on improving the skillset of the machinist on a specific topic related to your CNC machines. Please join us for our upcoming sessions of CNC Performance Training. Advance registration is preferred as group size will be limited. All sessions will begin at 3:30PM. January 30th: Maximizing Productivity with your Haas Renishaw Probes A2Z METALWORKER

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February 27th: Haas Macro Programming Basics CNC Performance Training is held at the Ellison Machinery showroom at 1610 S. Priest Drive #101, Tempe, AZ. To register and for more information call (480)968-5335 or visit

Kerley Corp., Full Line Distributor of Precision Measuring Tools, Opens A Showroom in Arizona! Kerley Corporation, distributor of precision measuring tools, including the Mitutoyo line, is pleased to announce that it recently expanded with a showroom in Tempe, Arizona. T h e c o m p a ny opened for business more than 3 decades ago, supporting customers in Southern California from their headquarters in Glendale, California. Today, the company offers solutions to your every measuring application. Their product line includes every major manufacturer of Precision Measuring Instruments – from small hand tools such as micrometers and calipers to major instruments: Optical Comparators, Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM’s) andVision Measuring Systems.They represent the full Mitutoyo product line in Southern California and in Arizona. Jeff Moore, Quality Manager at Helm Precision, says, “We just purchased our 4th Mitutoyo, and we now have 2 CNC Mitutoyos and 2 manual CMMs.We continue to purchase the Mitutoyo brand because it is one of the best brands out there, the service we get from Kerley is very good, and we want consistent software across our quality department.” For more information, call 480-478-9177 or visit their website at

Sterling Fabrication Technology to represent TRUMPF in Arizona and New Mexico and Hires Arizona Sales Engineer TRUMPF Inc. recently selected Sterling Fabrication Technology to represent its sheet metal fabricating equipment in the states of Arizona and New Mexico. Sterling has more than a decade of experience selling the TRUMPF complete line of machine tools, first in Texas and then in Louisiana. With the latest agreement, Sterling Fabrication will offer the TRUMPF line in Arizona, New

Mexico, Louisiana and Texas. consistently drilling at high “We are pleased that problem Sterling free Fabrication penetration rates. Technology, under the impressive leadership The of Clay is again affiliated newKehrer, unique geometry combined with with TRUMPF,” Burke Doar,a cutting Vice edge the new said flute shape provides for effective clearance offor the chip, President shape of Sales and Marketing even at increased penetration rates. TRUMPF Inc. “Clay and his energetic team know our machine tools firsthand, and they Low cutting forces provide fewer problems are well-respected their representation with weakfor fixturing, thin walled components of cutting edge manufacturing and loads on the cuttingtechnology. edge. Sterling Fabrication Technology is a great The drill products.” comes in lengths 3-8xD as standard. fit for TRUMPF’s Sandvik Coromant is a world-leading

Coincidentsupplier with the territory, Sterling of new cutting tools and tooling systems Fabricationforhired Tim Miller to support the metalworking industry and is represented in Arizona 130 countries. 25 state-ofTRUMPF customers and New the artsays, Productivity Centers located Mexico. Clay “Tim has nearly 30around the world provide customers and staff with years of experience in the manufacturing continuous training in tooling solutions and industry, methods almost toexclusively in salesSandvik increase productivity. positions selling to precision and industrial Coromant is part of the Tooling business area manufacturing andFor hemore is located of thecustomers, Sandvik Group. information contact: Email: in the Phoenix metroplex. Tim is an excellent addition to our team at Sterling FabricationD Technology.” av i d O l ve r a Jo i n s


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Tim has sold to the Aerospace, Automotive, Development Engineer Agriculture, Defense/ Military, and the Appliance, Industries, including their Tier Makino has expanded its titanium process research and development One Suppliers, groupmost with recently the recentworking addition with of David Olvera. Joining Makino as a customers senior throughout Arizona. process development engineer, Olvera brings with him extensive knowledge and experience in titanium processing.

Sterling Fabrication Technology represents global leaders in sheet metal addition of Olvera to the titanium and development fabrication“The equipment. The company’s missionresearch is to present innovative group solidifies our position as an international knowledge leader in metal working technologies and to assist customers by making the titanium process engineering,” says Mark Larson, Makino’s titanium manufacturing process more productive, efficient and cost effective. R&D manager. “His robust academic background will be a key asset in For precision metal Sterlingtheoffers the Techni waterjet, oursheet objective to fabrication, research and analyze machining of titanium, the effectsBehringer within the cutting zone and our ability tolines, develop processes Virtek, ARKU, and Lissmac product innew addition to highest level of productivity and efficiency.” TRUMPF. for Fortheindustrial sheet metal fabrication, the company sells and services the Kinetic, Voortman, HGG, Haeusler, and Ursviken Olvera received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from product lines. Pachuca Institute of Technology in Pachuca, Mexico. He also holds a master’s degree in manufacturing systems from the Monterrey Institute Call to seeof Technology. how economical can be! ToPhD reach Sterling Olvera isTRUMPF currently working on his in mechanical engineering, design and manufacturing through the University of the Fabrication Technology, please call (855) 898-7867 or email Tim at Basque Country near Bilbao, Spain.

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United Performance Metals Unveils Mobile Sheet & Coil Calculating App

United Performance Metals, a leading supplier of specialty stainless steel and high temperature alloys, has unveiled a mobile app for stainless steel sheet and coil buyers: UPM Toolbox. The UPM Toolbox app allows steel buyers to calculate the weight of sheet and coil through their mobile devices. Scott Fasse, Vice President of Marketing commented: “ Launching the UPM Toolbox provides a platform to Announcements Continued Page 10 A Z METALWORKER • 7 • March/Apr 2012 begin addressing the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce. As our customer needs evolve, so will our online offerings. ” 2

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Announcements & Releases Continued An Android version is also available at Google Play. com/store/apps/details? United Performance Metals is one of more than a dozen companies that comprise O’Neal Industries (, the U.S.A.’s largest familyowned group of metals service centers.With sales of approximately $2.5 billion in 2011, O’Neal Industries is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 90 specialized facilities throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. For more information on United Performance Metals visit us at www., call us at 1.888.282.3292 or email

Comco and Larry Arroues Explain MicroBlasting To understand how MicroBlasting can be used for precision deburring it is best to start by understanding its origins.The process is an offshoot of large cabinet blasters. Back in the 1950’s an engineer believed that with with greater control over the parameters and a more focused abrasive stream the technology could be applied to a wide range of different applications. Unlike its larger cousin MicroBlasting does not require large volumes of air and heavy gloves to protect the operator from the abrasive stream. This technology uses a handpiece about the size of a pencil and nozzles ranging from 0.018” to 0.060”. A2Z METALWORKER

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The original use for MicroBlasting was to remove excess film on hybrid resistors.The abrasive cut through the ink quickly without damaging the ceramic core underneath. The flexibility of the process resulted in its quick adoption into other industries. Comco was very fortunate to be founded very near the old Lockheed Skunk Works facility in Burbank, CA. They were always looking for new manufacturing methods to help them achieve significant engineering obstacles. On their precision assemblies they were looking for a method to remove burrs without causing dimensional changes to the part. At the time most deburring processes cut deeply into the base material to make sure all of the burr was removed. The burrs were very fine, often difficult to see let alone remove. Through a series of tests we found that MicroBlasting could do this very effectively. In the blasting process a fine abrasive media is mixed with compressed air and accelerated to about 200meters per second. Once the abrasive particles strike the root of the burr all of the energy is transferred to this very brittle region of the part. With enough energy the abrasive stream will quickly break off the burr at its root. Announcements Continued Page 12


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Announcements & Releases Continued An important consideration with this process is the proper selection of abrasive media. The equipment is capable of using a wide range of different abrasives; from soft materials like sodium bicarbonate or plastic media to much harsher aluminum oxide or silicon carbide. It is important to select the right abrasive for the type of burr and base material being used. It is not uncommon for MicroBlasting to be used on everything from aerospace aluminum and stainless to PEEK and nylon. The biggest advantage of MicroBlasting comes from its ability to pinpoint the abrasive stream.There are a wide range of different nozzles that can be used with the MicroBlasting technology. These nozzles can be very small to focus the energy of the media at a very specific location. They can also have side ports on them. These are regularly used for manifolds and shuttle valves. A right angle nozzle will reach down inside the valve and focus the abrasive stream on the side wall. These nozzles are also relatively small, less than 0.125” in diameter, making the process appropriate for a wide range of part geometries. If you are struggling with a deburring project, suffering from either inconsistent results or high labor costs, the MicroBlasting process might be right for you. The process and technology are unique, it is not uncommon for a customer to be unshure how to start. That’s why Comco offers sample parts testing to determine if MicroBlasting can achieve the desired results,and the best process to achieve those results. For more information on precision deburring A2Z METALWORKER

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or sample testing ,contact Larry Arroues and Associates at larry@ larroues or 623-444-0430 or visit his website at

Ganesh Offers High Speed CNC Vertical Machining Center VFM-4024B Combining Box-Way Strength with Speed for Optimum Productivity. To Keep Manufacturing Industry in Pace, Manufacturers looking for a vertical machining center but still requiring the capability to machine which can rigidity of a high-strength heavy boxway Meehanite processed cast iron frame the Ganesh VFM-4024B can handle all your tough materials like stainless steel and titanium “VMC” new technology is a key to success in today’s competitive environment next generation’s Machining Center. Ganesh can show you how to meet tomorrow’s needs today by unveiling the new machining centers. Ganesh new machining center models are well-suited for those who are thinking about how to remain competitive by both getting the job done in one handling and having ample tooling flexibility to have multiple jobs setup on the machines at one time. Ganesh VFM-4024B massive meehanite machine construction 13,228 lbs machine, with 43.3” X 19.68” Table size, is capable of 24 station Announcements Continued Page 14

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Local Sales, Processing, Inventory & Support Announcements & Releases Continued arm type ATC, 1,000 PSI thru the spindle coolant ready, 1.7 second tool to tool change time, 2.1 second chip to chip, rapid rates up to 30m/min and is equipped with 30HP 8,000 rpm spindle (10, 12, & 15,000 rpm optional). X-,Y-, and Z-axes provide strokes up to 39.37”, 23.62”, and 22.12”. Unit includes Cat # 40 Tool type, 1181 IPM rapid rates for fast production. 4th and 5th axis wiring included. Mitsubishi M70 CNC Control 64-Bit RISC CPU processor and high visibility 8.4” TFT color LCD screen. Includes 4GB High-Speed Data Server CF memory for storage & DNC operation, 340 block buffered look-ahead and 32,000 block per minute processing speed. 1 –Year machine warranty. 3-year Mitsubishi CNC control, motor, and drive warranty provided. Options available: 30 & 40 tool changer, 4th and 5th Axis Rotary Tables and Trunnion Tables. A2Z METALWORKER

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Chip conveyor and chip cart. Full turnkey package options available.Ganesh also builds full 5-axis versions of their VFM’s series.

LAI Inter national’s CEO named to manufacturing council The Arizona Manufacturers Council has elected Patrick J. “P.J.” Gruetzmacher, Chief Executive Officer and President of LAI International, Inc., as a director of the board for the organization. The AMC, which joined forces in 2007 with Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, promotes a positive business climate for manufacturing and supports a strong industrial manufacturing base. It works to provides a globally competitive environment for the manufacturing sector of the economy and promotes innovation and investments in research and development. The council, which elected new directors to the board Nov. 28, deals with a variety of policy issues that affect Arizona manufacturers, including the environment, energy, education, workforce development, human resources and intellectual property. LAI International, a strategic supplier of precision components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers, was recognized as AMC’s Outstanding Small-toMedium Manufacturer of the Year in 2011. LAI International is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise. For more information, see

Metal Supermarkets Launches New Franchise Website Website Reveals Opportunities in Small Quantity Metals Distribution Business Metal Supermarkets Franchising Family of Companies is expanding its franchise network. As part of the companies’ revamped marketing strategy, the small quantity metals distribution franchisor has launched a new franchise website to accelerate expansion. “Our new franchise website is the latest Announcements Continued Page 16


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Announcements & Releases Continued resource aimed at growing Metal Supermarkets’ brand,” says Stephen Schober, Metal Supermarkets’ President and CEO. “The franchise site allows us a better way to format and deliver information to potential candidates searching for franchise opportunities.” Key features of the franchise website include: • Full details about Metal Supermarkets and the metal industry • Information about what makes a successful franchisee and the franchising process • Testimonials from current franchisees • List of available territories • Latest news from Metal Supermarkets Metal sales and distribution is a multibillion dollar industry. Numerous businesses in every market require metal and distribution services to keep their facilities operational and in good repair. Already the leader in the small quantity metals niche, Metal Supermarkets is poised for rapid growth in the metals industry. With solid systems and processes in place, Metal Supermarkets has proven itself to be an outstanding business opportunity for individuals seeking a B2B niche business with minimal competition. About Metal Supermarkets Franchising Family of Companies The Metal Supermarkets business concept was established in 1985 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Since then, the company has grown to more than 65 A2Z METALWORKER

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franchise locations across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Metal Supermarkets is the only international brand in the small quantity metals industry. More than 60,000 customers rely on Metal Supermarkets for “one stop shopping” for all their small metal requirements and the ability to purchase what they need, when they need it. The Metal Supermarkets brand is known for superior customer care from start to finish, and the most high-quality metal products available. Customers include manufacturing facilities, maintenance departments, tool and die makers, fabricators, machine shops, military and other government departments, hobbyists and home owners. Metal Supermarkets is a dependable business model, a trusted international brand name and a lucrative franchise opportunity. For more information, visit or or call 1-800-807-8755.

D&R Machinery Announces Expansion With Move To Its New Facility! D&R Machinery, co-owned by brothers Randy and Jeff Flores, is pleased to announce that they have moved to a new, larger facility. The facility, located at 75 West Baseline Road, Suite 11, in Gilbert, AZ, Announcements Continued Page 18


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Announcements & Releases Continued offers larger square footage for the company’s showroom, where they will feature machine tools from the product lines they carry, including Hurco, Hyundai Wia and TRAK ProtoTRAK.

available would be the Titan B0 a carbide blade designed for sawing induction hardened chrome materials and the Titan ALU, a carbide tipped blade for Foundry applications.

Randy says, “Our new facility, just a few miles from the facility we resided in for the past 6 years, will allow us to demonstrate the superior machine tool lines we carry first hand. We think this will be a real advantage for our customers.”

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Delcam’s PowerMILL software for five-axis machining is being used to program a novel machining method for the creation of “fir-tree” profiles in components for turbo machinery. The new process, which provides an alternative to broaching, will be demonstrated during a “Turbo Milling Process Chain” event to be held by INIRAM Precision, a New England-based importer and distributor of five-axis milling machines, in Peabody, Massachusetts, on 5th and 6th December.

Roentgen USA is introducing an addition to their Carbide tipped line with the HM Titan Set tooth Carbide tipped blade.The Set tooth carbide blade is designed for tougher to cut materials that pinch together while cutting on band saw. The set tooth design eliminates the blades tendency to strip teeth. Roentgen currently manufactures 4 types of Carbide tipped blades. The Titan MU is a line of unset multi chip ground Carbide tipped blades designed for cutting a majority a materials from Aluminum to tool steels. Roentgen also produces the Titan Forte C, a coated Carbide blade launched in late 2010.The remaining two carbide blades A2Z METALWORKER

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The milling approach, which is based on the trochoidal machining strategies in PowerMILL, has been patented by Iruba, a German provider of engineered solutions. It allows complex “fir-tree” profiles to be produced on five-axis milling machines, rather than having to use specialist broaching equipment. For the Massachusetts event, Announcements Continued Page 22

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Announcements & Releases Continued the demonstrations will be carried out on a Hermle C60 five-axis machining centre, which will be used to machine a complex fan disk. The use of trochoidal strategies gives a number of benefits, in particular giving high material removal rates with lower, and more consistent, cutting forces. The more consistent cutting forces also ensure higher accuracy in the position and in the shape of the slots, with minimal thermal effects on the surface of the profiles. The process also reduces the number of specialist cutting tools that are required, and cuts the machining time in steel alloys by between 30 and 40 per cent, compared to alternative standard milling solutions, giving a time almost equal to broaching. Commenting on the event, Brett Hopkins, Manager of Delcam Professional Services North America, said, “We are pleased to be working with other leaders in manufacturing technology like Hermle and Iruba to develop this innovative technology. For more information on this new technology contact Brett Hopkins or call 828-299-9924

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for you to connect with potential new partners in March. The Arizona Technology Council is hosting the second annual Requirements Conference for Arizona’s Aerospace, Aviation & Defense Community. For defense contractors, the event will be your chance to take the spotlight as you explain your needs with subcontractors. For smaller manufacturers and service providers, you will be able to present and talk directly with A&D decisionmakers to learn how to best meet their requirements. The Council is collaborating with the Arizona Commerce Authority, and others to stage the conference.The Conference will consist of presentations, a keynote speaker and cocktail reception/expo. For detailed information and registration visit AZTC website at

Pioneer Distributing Announces That is Now Offer ing the Premier ChemArrow Metalworking Fluids Line Pioneer Distributing is proud to announce that it recently added ChemArrow to the array of products it offers its customers. Chem Arrow Corporation specializes in providing innovative solutions to complex metalworking issues by offering a full line of metalworking fluids, industrial lubricants, industrial cleaners, and specialty lubricants and chemical products. Today, Pioneer Distributing is a womanowned and family-owned business, with Sally Voyles as the President and CEO. Sally’s father opened the business, which now serves customers in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona.The company specializes in offering price competitive solutions for lubricants, additives, aviation fuel, chemicals, and cleaners.They are an ideal distribution partner for machine shops throughout Arizona. Contact Pioneer Distributing Company today at 602-278-2693 or visit their website at

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endurance. Two of the robots that were headed for Japan experienced rudder problems, causing them to abandon their missions, and a third robot is currently about 750 miles east of Australia. Papa Mau completed its mission, but it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the record-setting wave glider. In addition to powerful storms and curious sharks, the robot encountered several cloudy days, which affected its ability to produce enough energy to power its sensors. “To say we are excited and proud of Papa Mau reaching his final destination is an understatement,” said Liquid Robotics CEO Bill Vass in a statement. “We set off on the PacX journey to demonstrate that Wave Glider technology could not only survive the high seas and a journey of this length, but more importantly, collect and transmit ocean data in realtime from the most remote portions of the Pacific Ocean. We’ve demonstrated delivery of ocean data services through the most challenging ocean conditions. Mission accomplished.” Liquid Robotics recently launched the PacX Challenge, a global competition calls on scientists to submit research proposals for data collected by the wave gliders. Five finalists were announced this week; the winner will receive a $50,000 research grant.

Wave-Powered Robot Completes Record-Setting 9,000-Mile Journey Across the Ocean Liquid Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup behind the surfboardsized robots known as Wave Gliders, announced today that the Papa Mau robot completed a record-breaking 9,000 mile trip across the Pacific Ocean from California to Australia. During its more than 365 days at sea, the robot reportedly survived shark attacks, weathered gale-force storms and battled the East Australian Current. But the wave-powered robot it reached its destination, setting a new world record for the longest distance traveled by an autonomous vehicle. Last year, Liquid Robotics sent four wave gliders on trips across the Pacific Ocean, beginning in San Francisco.The robots were intended to measure oil spills and salinity levels, while also testing their own A2Z METALWORKER

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NASA Awards $30 Million To Commercial Spacecraft Companies Reuters reports NASA is adding $30 million, about $10 million each to SpaceX, Boeing, and Sierra Nevada, to help them develop their commercial spacecraft to transport astronauts to the ISS. NASA’s Phil McAlister, who manages the commercial spacecraft programs, said, “NASA and its industry partners are committed to the goal of safely and cost-effectively launching astronauts from home within the next five years.”

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Honeywell’s UOP Technology Selected By Petrobras For Offshore Natural Gas Processing UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that its technology has been selected by Petrobras to process natural gas aboard up to eight Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels. Honeywell’s UOP Separex™ membrane systems will be installed on the new FPSOs that will operate in the Lula oil field. Each Separex membrane system will remove carbon dioxide and water from as much as 6 million standard cubic meters of natural gas per day. “The continued selection of our gas processing membrane systems extends a long business relationship with Petrobras,” said Rebecca Liebert, vice president and general manager for gas processing and hydrogen. “UOP Separex technology offers high hydrocarbon recovery, a solvent-free process and low operating costs.” Petrobras awarded the units in October 2011, and Honeywell’s UOP is slated to deliver the units between 2013 and 2017. Commissioning will take place between 2014 and 2017. The new UOP Separex systems for Petrobras join two units already installed aboard FPSOs owned and operated by a third party in the Tupi and Guará fields. Honeywell’s UOP, which opened a sales office in Rio de Janeiro in 2011, will fabricate a significant portion of the membrane system locally in Brazil.

Separex technology upgrades natural gas streams by removing carbon dioxide and water vapor. These contaminants must be removed to meet the quality standards specified by pipeline transmission and distribution companies, as well as end users of the natural gas. Within systems designed to a compact footprint, Separex membranes are the thinnest in the industry, yet have the longest membrane life in natural gas service. Separex membranes eliminate the need for solvents, which could spill and damage the marine ecosystem. Honeywell’s UOP technology operates with very high on-stream factors for difficult-to-treat gas streams in remote locations. Systems can be used onshore or offshore, at the wellhead or at gathering facilities. To date, more than130 of Honeywell’s UOP membrane systems have been installed worldwide. This year, Honeywell’s UOP acquired a 70 percent stake in Thomas Russell Co., a leading provider of technology and equipment for natural gas processing and treating. With the acquisition, Honeywell’s UOP expands its offering of key technologies and products that allow shale and conventional natural gas producers to remove contaminants from natural gas and recover high-value natural gas liquids used for petrochemicals and fuel. In 2011, Honeywell’s UOP expanded its portfolio of natural gas treatment technologies through an alliance with the Netherlands-based Twister B.V. The company now offers theTwister supersonic gas separation technology, which is used to remove water and heavy hydrocarbons present in natural gas when it comes out of the ground. A2Z METALWORKER

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GDC4S to deliver additional AN/PRC-155 radios to US Army General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) has been awarded a $306m contract for delivery of additional AN/PRC-155 joint tactical radio system (JTRS) handheld, manpack, small form fit (HMS) radios to the US Army. The company will supply 3,726 more PRC-155 radios, along with vehicle integration kits and associated accessories as part of the army’s Capability Set 13 networking and communications gear that is scheduled to be deployed with brigade combat teams (BCTs) in 2013. General Dynamics C4 Systems assured communications vice president Chris Brady said: “The twochannel PRC-155 completes the army’s tactical network by connecting upper to lower tiers, legacy to future waveforms and terrestrial to over-the-horizon links.” The AN/PRC-154 is a two-channel manpack radio designed to provide line-of-sight (LOS) and •

GDC4S had already started AN/PRC154 radio production in anticipation of this new order and also started shipments in November. Around half of the radios under the latest contract will be manufactured by Rockwell Collins under an undisclosed subcontract from GD4CS.

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Announcements Continued Air Force’s X-37B ‘mini-shuttle’ shrouded in secrecy

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of, a leading source of defense, space and intelligence information. Delcam will launch the 2013 release of its FeatureCAM feature-based CAM software on booth E-3222 the IMTS exhibition be mini-shuttle) held in Chicago 10th to 15th September. “But posing thisatquestion presumes thatto(the doesfrom serve some specific purpose. This Iwill offer new series of options for three-axis enhancements five-axis And think thata might be imposing greater rationalitymilling on the and whole thing than is in warranted.” machining, plus improvements in the turning and mill-turn modules. Birthed by NASA in 1999, the project shifted to the Defense Advanced Research Projects 12 • July/Aug 2012 • 28 • Jan/Feb 2013


Agency (DARPA) 2004, and first thenfeatureto the U.S. FeatureCAM wasinthe world’s Airbased Forceprogramming in 2006. Tuesday’s planned launch software when it wasof the winged vehicle will beConstant the X-37B’s third mission. launched in 1995. development since then has ensured that the system has Pike thinks its theleadership program exists, well, because it retained in programming exists. speed and ease of use, while an increased range of strategies has been added to provide “Tomore the extent that ittoolpaths does have giving a purpose, I think its efficient greater purpose is to keep Chinese as to what productivity on athe wider rangeguessing of machines. the purpose is.” The main change to the 2013 FeatureCAM product has beenScientists the introduction The Unionfamily of Concerned holds a of similar three levels of 3D machining functionality. view. The nonprofit group says that bureaucratic FeatureMILL single-surface inertia “may help3D keepLite the offers space-plane concept alive.” machining with a basic range of strategies so ofprovides an budgets, introductory product “In and a time tightening the administration for companies moving into 3D machining and Congress should take a close look at the X-37B for theand firstfigure time.out why they’re spending money program on a program that has no persuasive rationale,” said FeatureMILL 3D MX provides a greater Laura Grego, a senior scientist with the organization. number of strategies, including spiral finishing, flowline rotary set Here’s what we do knowfinishing about theand mini-shuttle machining, support for multiple-surface to launch atop an Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral hining Airmac Force Station:and automated feature recognition. It is aimed at companies with conventional machine • About one-fourth of thetools size and of a those NASAthat shuttle are machining softer materials. orbiter, the X-37B is a reusable, robotic vehicle. Forunmanned further information, contact: • The spacecraft hasplease no crew cabin, no -Peter Dickin, Marketing Manager Direct life support systems, and neither the Air Force 1081,ae-mail: norphone: NASA0121 has 683 indicated desiremarketing@ to upgrade it for human spaceflight.

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Yingli Green Energy Supplies 25 MW of Solar Modules to Arizona’s Queen Creek Solar Farm Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand “Yingli Solar”, today announced that its subsidiary,Yingli Green Energy Americas (“Yingli Americas”), supplied 25 MW of solar PV modules to Arizona’s Queen Creek Solar Farm. The project is owned by PSEG Solar Source, and was developed and built by Colorado-based engineering, procurement and construction contractor, juwi solar Inc. All electricity produced by the Queen Creek Solar Farm is being purchased by the Salt River Project, the nation’s third-largest investor-owned utility, through a 20-year power purchase agreement. The installation used over 90,000Yingli 72 Cell Solar modules affixed and operating on a single axis solar tracking system to maximize performance, and will generate enough electricity to power approximately 3,300 homes in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

This still from a SpaceX mission concept video shows a Dragon space capsule landing on the surface of Mars. SpaceX’s Dragon is a privately built space capsule to carry unmanned payloads, and eventually astronauts, into space. Elon Musk, the billionaire founder and CEO of the private spaceflight company SpaceX, wants to help establish a Mars colony of up to 80,000 people by ferrying explorers to the Red Planet for perhaps $500,000 a trip. In Musk’s vision, the ambitious Mars settlement program would start with a pioneering group of fewer than 10 people, who would journey to the Red Planet aboard a huge reusable rocket powered by liquid oxygen and methane.

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“At Mars, you can start a self-sustaining civilization and grow it into something really big,” Musk told an audience at the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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EXHIBIT YOUR STYLE - TRADE SHOWS WALK ALL OVER US - FLOOR GRAPHICS POST ON YOUR WALL - WALL GRAPHICS STAND AT ATTENTION - SIGN FIXTURES WRAP YOUR WHIP - VEHICLE WRAPS EASE YOUR PANE - WINDOW GRAPHICS Business grew quickly as customers, tired of boring, standard signage, sought a company that could help them to brand their company in a big way -- with unique designs. Fry Fabrications excels at this with its in-house staff of industrial and graphic designers, headed up by Keith Henion. And that is how Fry Media, a Fry Fabrications company, opened as an entity nearly 2 years ago. Fry Media is literally a Branding Company, designed to facilitate a business’s marketing through several different mediums. They design and build trade show booths and signage, floor graphics for the entrance of a business, wall and window graphics, and sign fixtures. But perhaps their most exciting offering to date is the custom vehicle wraps that they design, build and install. Vehicle wraps can be viewed as ‘a rolling billboard for your business’. And there is no monthly charge for your advertising. Just one up-front fee. Fry Media will work within your budget to create an aesthetically pleasing, dynamic marketing medium that will bring you new customers. Jim Fry is a very cool guy. I’m not just saying that. As a young entrepreneur, Jim started Fry Fabrications a decade ago. His customers included nightclubs and bars, beverage manufacturers, and retail establishments. All cool businesses. Fry Fabrications manufactures portable beverage services (including wet bars and bottle service organizers), DJ booths, bistro tables and stools, among other metal fabricated products. Fry’s customers, located worldwide, demanded products that were unique, aesthetically pleasing, and very cool. Often, they wanted their designed products to be customized. Fry Fabrications excels at this. Nearly every one of Fry Fabrications customers’ products required branding (e.g. signage and labels) to market their products. Initially, Fry Fabrications outsourced the media printing to a 3rd party. Jim says, “This was costly and it slowed down our delivery time to our customers. So a few years ago we brought this service in-house with large format digital printers, and it has resulted in a cost and time savings that we are passing on to our customers.” A2Z METALWORKER

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Jim says, “ As new and interesting ways emerge to market your business, graphic designers need to keep up with the

current trends so that they know how to design for new mediums of advertisement. Vehicle wraps are a newer and interesting way to advertise your business. It is a mobile advertising platform that can literally be functioning around the clock and, for only a one-time investment, can continue to pay off. It is important to choose a graphic designer that is trained and knowledgeable about what works and what does not when designing a vehicle wrap. At Fry Media, we specialize in this.” Aside from the obvious benefit of advertising your business everywhere you travel, there are several other benefits to vehicle wraps, including; • They protect the exterior paint on your vehicle. Jim says that the 3M product Fry Media utilizes on their vehicle wraps should last for 4 years in the severe heat of Arizona, and 6 years in other less harsh climates. • They provide a new look to older vehicles. Your vehicle is your business image. If you have an older vehicle, this does not present your company in the most favorable light. Your older vehicle, suited with a fresh, creative vehicle wrap, will enhance your image. • Vehicle wraps are easily removed. If you are leasing your vehicle, the vehicle wrap can be taken off prior to turning your vehicle back in to the dealership. • Vehicle wraps are an economical way to promote your business. The one time cost can be as low as a few hundred dollars for small signage to a few thousand for a complete vehicle wrap on a large vehicle. Fry Media uses best in class products. Jim says, “We only use 3M TM wrap films, including the industry standard Controltac TM vinyl. And for those customers interested in ‘going green’, Fry Media also proudly offers 3M TM Envision wrap films, a non-PVC, Phthalate-free film made with bio-based materials. If you own your business, are a sales person, or you own company delivery trucks, you are missing a critical, cost effective way to market your business if you don’t utilize

vehicle wraps. Industry analysts, researchers and trade representatives have researched the effectiveness of mobile billboards (e.g. vehicle wraps). Outdoor Advertising Magazine said that outdoor mobile media billboards have a 97% recall rate, and 99% of survey respondents thought mobile advertising is more effective than traditional outdoor advertising. 3M and the American Trucking Associations noted 91% of the target noticed the text and graphics on truck advertising, and the Traffic Audit Bureau noted that on local routes monthly impressions ranged from one to four millions hits. Traditional billboard advertising ranges from about $600 to $2400 a month. Compare this to a company “fully-wrapped” price of about $2000-$3500 (depending on the size of the vehicle) -- with a high-quality Fry Media wrap -- and it’s easy to see how cost-effective vehicle wraps can be. And a wrap typically generates about 8 million impressions in a year. Multiply this by six years (four years in Arizona) and no other advertising medium comes close to the low cost per viewing. Jim quips, “A business with no sign is a sign of no business. At Fry Fabrications and Fry Media, we create fun and entertaining environments. We are known for our industrial yet contemporary designs, and you can see them at our facility, from our unique conference room table, to the door signage that covers the back and front of our inside doors, to the kiosks in our front lobby, to the window signage. A2Z METALWORKER

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We encourage you to visit our facility to determine if our creativity works with your style.”

What Differentiates Fry Media From Others Who Offer Vehicle Wraps? • Fry Media vehicle wraps are installed by 3M certified installers, so that your vehicle wrap is done right, and it is installed to last. • At Fry Media, your vehicle wrap will be customized to your style and your vehicle. Jim says, “Customers come to us with ideas and have full control of their final product. From design and functionality to color and dimensions, our customers are able to have a truly unique product made specifically for their needs.” • You get the full gamut of marketing signage. Fry Media offers a range of marketing materials, from vehicle wraps to store front graphics, signage and POP displays. With their in-house CNC cutting capabilities, they are able to

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The United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded SpaceX two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV)class missions: DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) and STP-2 (Space Test Program 2). To be launched on SpaceX’s Falcon launch vehicles in 2014 and 2015 respectively, the awards mark the first EELV-class missions awarded to the company to date. The DSCOVR mission will be launched aboard a Falcon 9 and is currently slated for late 2014, while STP-2 will be launched aboard the Falcon Heavy and is targeted for mid-2015. Both are expected to launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The STP-2 mission includes an integrated payload stack consisting of two co-prime space vehicles: the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate-2 (COSMIC-2), designed to monitor climate behaviors; and the Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX), which will conduct radiation research for the Department of Defense. SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy will execute two orbital insertions, deploying COSMIC-2 into low-Earth orbit and DSX into medium-Earth orbit, while also deploying cubesats and auxiliary payloads, mounted on an EELV secondary payload adapter, at both insertion points.



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“Black hole for light” drastically improves efficiency of solar cells Researchers at Princeton University led by electrical engineer Stephen Chou, have developed what is being called a “nanostructure sandwich” to trap light and improve the efficiency of organic solar cells by 175%. A layer of metal mesh 30 nanometers thick (A nanometer is about one hundred-thousandth the width of human hair) is placed on top of layers of plastic materials, titanium oxide, and aluminum. Chou says the mesh acts like a “black hole” for light, trapping it even more effectively when the light is indirect (as it is on cloudy days). The Princeton team’s research is just one among many working to produce solar cells that can be produced at a low cost, but efficient enough to be marketable. Compared with photovoltaics, solar organic cells are cheap, but inefficient. Researchers at the University of Warwick, in England, have recently created an organic solar cell with a sufficiently high voltage to recharge a lithium-ion battery - this could translate into an ideal charging system for portable electronics. Researchers in Germany are working on printable organic solar cells. A2Z METALWORKER

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New Eclipse Aerospace jets up for sale The first two brand new Eclipse Aerospace jets are about to roll off the assembly line and go on sale. The 2012 Total Eclipse Jets are the first to be produced in years. The former company, Eclipse Aviation, declared bankruptcy in 2008.What was left of the company was bought by a group run by CEO Mason Holland who named the new company Eclipse Aerospace. The two new planes were made entirely in Albuquerque and Holland hopes to keep it that way. Right now Eclipse employs 140 people in New Mexico. Holland hopes to add another 50 to 75 jobs in 2013. The Total Eclipse Jet goes for almost $2.4 million that climbs to $2.7 million next year.

Boeing forecasts first $100 billion aircraft finance market B u ye r s o f c o m m e r c i a l jetliners are likely to draw more financing from capital markets in 2013, as the value of jet sales rises about 9.5 percent to a record $104 billion, Boeing Co said. Capital markets will account for about 14 percent of total jet financing, up from 10 percent this year. About 95 percent of the total is divided between Boeing and Airbus. The credit markets are filling a gap caused by diminished lending by export-credit agencies, which will finance only about 23 percent of total sales in 2013, down from 30 percent this year, the report said.

United Technologies Completes Sale of Industrial Products Businesses to The Carlyle Group and BC Partners United Technologies Corp. announced it has completed the sale of its Milton Roy Co., Sullair Corp. and Sundyne Corp. industrial products businesses to BC Partners and The Carlyle Group for $3.46 billion. Sale of the three former Hamilton Sundstrand industrial products businesses is another step forward in UTC’s ongoing portfolio transformation to focus on its core of aerospace and building systems. Proceeds from the sale will be used to repay a portion of the debt incurred to finance the acquisition of Goodrich Corporation, which closed earlier this year. United Technologies Corp. is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. A2Z METALWORKER

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Boeing, Orbital Sciences Corp. Complete First Of Three Satellites For Mexico Boeing and Orbital Sciences Corp. have completed the first of three communications satellites for the government of Mexico, which launched on December 19. Part Number: G12146D221M

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“ While we’re planning for a continued slow-growth macro environment in 2013, we will remain flexible and adhere to our disciplined focus on growth, efficiency and competitiveness, driving sales and margins higher. Our productivity enablers, including the Honeywell Operating System, Functional Transformation, Organizational Efficiency, and Velocity Product Development™, will continue to be long-term differentiators for the company and we anticipate that each will be a meaningful contributor to strong earnings growth and cash generation in 2013.”

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Delcam Adds Probing Capabilities To FeatureCAM

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an outstanding tool and we are very happy with the product.” Matt Nelson, Visual Machining; Early adopter of FeatureCAM’s Probing Capabilities Delcam has added new probing capabilities in the 2013 version of its FeatureCAM software, feature-based CAM software for milling machines, turning, turn/mill centers, and wire EDM. The unique ability to incorporate probing sequences into the CAM program allows for automated checks to be carried out before, during and after machining. Performing automated checks will help save time and money by determining unexpected errors

before final inspection. Fewer errors will result in better machining times and more reliable production cycles giving companies the ability to produce their parts quicker. As production increases companies can take on more contracts and even accept larger runs expanding their business and becoming more profitable. Probing paths can be generated for five feature types: pockets, obstructed pockets and webs; inside or outside corners; bosses, bores and obstructed bores; radial bosses, bores and obstructed bores; and single surfaces. All of the resulting probing paths can be simulated and collision checked on the computer in the same way as cutting paths.

The new probing options can be used in a variety of ways. Before machining, sequences can be created to check that the expected part and fixture have been loaded, and that they have been placed in the correct orientation. The position of the part can be confirmed and fixture offsets introduced if required to compensate for any errors. In a similar way, the amount of excess material can be detected on near-net shapes, such as forgings or castings. Offsets can then be introduced to give a more even distribution of the material that has to be removed, so improving machining efficiency. Additional probing routines can be introduced at any stage during manufacturing. For example, as a cutting tool we a r s , i t could be leaving too much material on the job. This trend could be monitored by regular probing of the parts being produced and a tool change introduced automatically as the material being left came close to the target tolerance. Alternatively, the tool offset could be adjusted to compensate for the reduced size of the cutter. Similarly, critical features could be inspected immediately after they had been created to check whether too much material had been removed. If the parts were found to be outside tolerance, they could be scrapped immediately, rather than carrying on with machining and waiting for the results of an inspection at the end of the complete process. For example, if a crucial bore within the part had to be made to a particularly accurate tolerance, this could be machined and checked first, before continuing with the other, less critical, operations. Probing routines can also be added for checking at the end of the process. While independent inspection on a separate measuring device would still be needed, the initial check on the machine would highlight any parts well outside the required tolerance so eliminating wasted inspection time. In some cases, it might be possible for the independent inspection be undertaken on intermittent parts to confirm the results from the probing on the machine, rather than on every part, again saving inspection time.

More FeatureCAM 2013 Enhancements: • Step Remachining - it minimizes terracing for Clevel roughing tool paths with large step downs. You can use the same tool for the whole operation and increase speed rates for faster machining. • Unsafe Area Removal - C level roughing and finishing now benefit from new unsafe area removal technologies that remove small tool path segments to prevent tool damage when using non center cutting tools. • 5-axis Toolpath Strategies - on the 5 axis side, new strategies for pencil milling, cornering machining and machining between two curves have been added. • Smoothing Distance Parameter - for collision avoidance you get a smooth transition on the machine tool when collision avoidance takes place. • Tool Access Stabilization - controls the azimuth and elevation angles separately from one another so you can split the 5 axis tool path into 3+2 for a better surface finish. • B-axis Rotary Milling - for turn mill FeatureCAM now offers B-axis rotary milling, this gives you the ability to machine rotary surfaces on the V axis without needing to use 5 axis. • Combined Part Transfers - this feature has been fully integrated into FeatureCAM 2013, making the production of parts such as those in the oil and gas industry even easier to handle. For complete information on all the improvements in FeatureCAM 2013 one of the world’s most popular CADCAM softwares: go to For further information on Delcam’s FeatureCAM software, please contact: Mary Shaw, Marketing Manager; Direct phone: 877-3352261 or e-mail:; • Nov/Dec 2012 53••39 Jan/Feb 2013


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Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for October was $7.6 billion, up 27 percent from volume of $6.0 billion in the same period in 2011. Volume was down 7 percent from the previous month. Year-to-date cumulative new business volume increased 17 percent. Receivables over 30 days decreased for the fifth consecutive month to 1.7 percent, down from 1.8 percent in September and down 23 percent when compared to the same period in 2011. Charge-offs were down from the previous month at 0.4 percent, and down by 43 percent compared to the same period last year. Credit approvals were unchanged in October at 79.5 percent. Sixtysix percent of participating organizations reported submitting more transactions for approval during October, up from 54 percent the previous month.

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Finally, total headcount for equipment finance companies was up 1 percent from the previous month, and declined 2 percent year over year. Separately, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s Monthly Confidence Index (MCI-EFI) for November is 49.9, a decrease from the October index of 53.3, reflecting industry participants’ postelection concerns over issues including the fiscal cliff, economic policy and taxes. A confidence level of 50.0 indicates a neither positive nor negative outlook overall. ELFA President and CEO William G. Sutton, CAE, said: “Lease financings continue to show modest growth overall, despite soft patches evident in certain equipment and end-user sectors recently. With U.S. elections now behind us and recent indications by policy makers to find a solution to the ‘fiscal cliff,’ the cloud of uncertainty that has frozen the economy during the past 12 months may be lifting. We hope that the recent no-growth scenario gripping our nation’s economy will transition to a more normalized recovery that will cause businesses to feel more confident about their future and result in additional investment in capital equipment and job creation.” “At RBS Citizens Asset Finance, our funded volume for 2012 is ahead of last year’s record pace and we are pleased to see continued strength in our credit quality, as delinquency rates and non-performing assets remain at all-time lows for our business,” said Marc Paulhus, President, RBS Citizens Asset Finance. “While the level of activity in the investment grade bond market has been a challenge, we are encouraged to see the increase in new business volume for 2012.” About the ELFA’s MLFI-25 The MLFI-25 is the only index that reflects capex, or the volume of commercial equipment financed in the U.S. The MLFI-25 is released globally at 8 a.m. Eastern time from Washington, D.C., each month,

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Solar Power Prices to Continue Falling Through 2025, Experts Say Prices for solar modules -- the part of solar panels that produce electricity -- will continue to fall, in line with the long-term trend since 1980, according to a survey of experts by Near Zero, , a nonprofit energy research organization. However, for prices to keep falling for the long term will require continued commitment to research, such as on materials used for making solar modules. To get a sense of what future prices for solar power are likely to be, as well as other challenges and bottlenecks that the industry faces, Near Zero conducted a formal, quantitative survey (an “expert elicitation”) that drew on from industry, universities, and national labs. Such

surveys are a means of formally collecting expert judgments on a topic. By aggregating forecasts made independently by a variety of experts, the results reflect the collective wisdom of the group about how the solar power industry is most likely to develop, and also help to characterize the range of uncertainty about the future. The survey asked experts for their expectations about future prices for modules as well as the expenditures for other parts of solar power systems, known as “balance of system” expenses. The experts were also asked how much solar power they expected would be installed in the coming years. The experts expected the price of solar power systems will fall sufficiently that it will be far more competitive than it is today. The experts forecast a large expansion of the amount of installed solar power, increasing more than 10 times over the decade from 2010 to 2020, an expansion that will continue at a similar rate until at least 2025. However, this success story is dependent on solar power prices continuing to fall, which will require continued and possibly increased levels of spending on research and development, the experts said. If solar power prices continue to fall as expected in the survey, then the large expansion of installed solar power could be achieved while requiring spending less each year than the world currently is spending on solar power installations. But if prices were to hold steady rather than falling, then the same expansion of solar power, over the period 2012 to 2025, would cost at least 50% more -- adding up to several hundred billion dollars. A2Z METALWORKER

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Veteran portal helps transition to private jobs A new program called iVetX at Top Talent Consulting in Scottsdale seeks to match employer needs with the skills of military veterans, some of whom have found the lackluster job market particularly tough.

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Federal Reser ve Ties Interest Rates To Unemployment Rate The CBS Evening News reported, “The Federal Reserve decided today that the economy needs more support, and so it will hold down interest rates near zero, and keep mortgages cheap. The central bank also did something today it hasn’t done in its 100-year history. It revealed its targets for raising interest rates. It said that the rates will stay near zero until unemployment falls below 6.5 percent. That could be three years away. The Fed also said rates will stay low as long as inflation remains below 2.5 percent. The idea is to give business, investors, and families a little more certainty about what to expect.” The Washington Post reports that the Fed said it will “take unprecedented steps to bolster the economy.” The Post calls the Fed decision “a historic move that for the first time explicitly spells out the Fed’s goals for the nation’s economy and how it will respond to changing conditions.” The Post says the announcement “amounts to a major new commitment to trying to reduce unemployment. But it also shows that Fed officials remain concerned about the long-term prospects for the US economy.”


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Raytheon receives US Army contract for JAGM continued technology development Raytheon Company received a contract from the U.S. Army’s Aviation Missile Command to develop and deliver a next-generation guidance section for Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) continued technology development (CTD). During the first four months of CTD, Raytheon will update its design and complete a delta preliminary design review. CTD will culminate with U.S. Ar my integration of Raytheon JAGM guidance sections to currently qualified and fielded

missile components, including the warhead, rocket motor and control actuation system. The total value of both contract phases is approximately $65 million. The Raytheon team will leverage its low-cost, proven, uncooled tri-mode seeker now in development for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) program. “Our state-of-the-art seeker is a compelling technology because it offers our warfighters a new, game-changing capability -- hitting moving targets in all weather conditions. As our SDB II production contracts reflect, we can meet or exceed the performance demanded to outpace future threats for unit costs comparable to current weapons,” said Tom Bussing, vice president of Advanced Missile Systems at Raytheon Missile Systems. Based on current schedules, Raytheon’s SDB II tri-mode seeker will be in its second year of production by the time JAGM CTD concludes. The JAGM program can potentially take advantage of some of the qualification testing already accomplished with SDB II.That could reduce risk and cost for JAGM CTD.

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The upper chamber endorsed Air Force plans to upgrade F-15 and F-22 fighters, as well as C-130J cargo planes.


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Apple CEO Time Cook said the company will produce one of its existing lines of Mac computers in the U.S. next year. George Stahl has details on Markets Hub. Photo: AP.





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The Cupertino, Calif., company has built up one of the industry’s most sprawling and complicated global supply chains, a feat often credited to the efforts of Mr. Cook before he succeeded Steve Jobs as Apple’s chief executive last year. Mr. Cook disclosed the new plan in interviews with NBC News and Bloomberg. Apple has taken heat from human rights groups for safety incidents and high working hours in factories where their products are assembled, prompting Mr. Cook to invest in improvements. He has also publicly lamented the loss of manufacturing skills in the U.S. and played down the odds of bringing the bulk of production back from Asia, where years of investment have created sophisticated networks of parts suppliers and factories with specialized production tools. But Tom Mayor, a Cleveland-based expert on manufacturing at Booz & Co., a management consulting firm, says Apple’s latest move appears to be “more than just political expediency.” He said some technology companies have been rethinking their manufacturing strategies after last year’s earthquake in Japan, which disrupted global supply chains. Some now believe they should reduce reliance on Asia and avoid being caught “with a supply base that sits on the ring of fire.” Labor costs in China, which have been rising in the double digits annually, are also changing the equation on the margin. Still Matt Sheerin, a senior supply chain analyst for Stifel Nicolaus, says doing PC manufacturing “in a very big way” in the U.S. doesn’t make sense. He says electronics manufactures like Flextronics International Ltd. and Jabil Circuit Inc., which both make parts for Apple, have largely exited the PC business. “They would have to get major margin and price concessions or they would take a big hit,” he said. Apple faces a series of challenges with the Mac production plan, including likely investments in production tools and training. Apple sold 18.2 million Macs in its last fiscal year. Another hurdle will be qualifying for a “made in the U.S.A.” label. The Federal Trade Commission, which sets standards for such claims, says that products can carry that label only if “all significant parts and

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William G. Sutton, CAE, President of the Foundation and President and CEO of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, said, “The 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook projects positive but muted growth in equipment investment through the beginning of 2013, as policy uncertainty continues to weigh on business confidence. However, if policymakers find a solution to key fiscal issues, we expect businesses will feel more confident in the second half of the year, leading to increased equipment investment.” Highlights from the study include: • Domestic political risk is the major concern on the radar for 2013. The report calls for the U.S. economy to grow at a rate of 2.4% once major fiscal issues are resolved.Without a smooth solution to current fiscal challenges, growth is forecast to fall significantly below 2%. • Equipment and software investment took a significant hit in the third quarter of 2012, declining 2.7% (annualized rate) after a 4.8% increase in the second quarter. The data suggest that businesses have essentially “hit the pause button” on investment until there is a resolution to the “fiscal cliff.” Looking ahead to the second half of 2013, a strengthening housing sector and a reduction in political uncertainty could have an unlocking effect on business investment. • Trends in equipment investment include:  Agriculture equipment investment is likely to contract in Q4 2012 and Q1 2013.  Computers and software equipment investment is projected to stagnate for the next 3 to 6 months.  Construction equipment investment is projected to average strong growth (about 15%) as the housing market maintains its

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Ball Aerospace Selected By NASA For TEMPO Air Pollution Mission Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is part of a team selected to build the first space-based instrument to monitor major air pollutants across the North American continent for NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) mission. Led by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Mass., the TEMPO team will build a geostationary ultraviolet-visible (UV-VIS) spectrometer to continuously measure ozone, aerosols and other trace gases over greater North America. The geostationary position of the instrument will allow delivery of regional, hourly readouts of atmosphere data during daylight hours. This data will advance air quality research on how air pollution affects climate change and air quality on a continental scale.

“While Ball is at the forefront of low Earth orbit instrument development, the TEMPO spectrometer will be the company’s first geostationary instrument for NASA,” said Cary Ludtke , vice president and general manager for Ball’s Civil and Operational Space business unit. “TEMPO takes advantage of our expertise and technology developed for previous ultraviolet-visible instruments that have already flown or are currently on orbit.” Those instruments include the Ozone Mapping Profiler Suite (OMPS) flying aboard the nation’s newest climate and weather satellite, Suomi NPP, and the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE). The sophisticated optical system built by Ball Aerospace for the James Webb Space Telescope relies on the same UV-VIS heritage. NASA anticipates the TEMPO instrument will catch a ride on a commercial communications satellite as a hosted payload when it is completed in September 2017. Mission costs will be capped at $90 million, excluding the launch vehicle and integration to the selected satellite platform. “With TEMPO’s assistance you may eventually check your smart phone, for example, to obtain a read-out on your city’s current air quality information before you lace up your sneakers and head out for a run,” said Ludtke. Led by the Smithsonian’s principal investigator, Kelly Chance ,TEMPO is part of NASA’s Earth Venture Instrument program that includes small, targeted science investigations designed to complement NASA’s larger research missions. TEMPO is NASA’s first Earth Venture Instrument award under the agency’s Earth System Science Pathfinder program. In addition to Ball Aerospace, the TEMPO team includes NASA’s Langley Research Center inHampton, Va.; NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and several U.S. universities and research organizations. A2Z METALWORKER

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The U.S. had a deficit of $509.7 billion in trade in manufactured goods in this year’s first nine months, largely due to gaping deficits in such major categories as consumer electronics and clothing. But in certain areas—notably aircraft, industrial engines, excavators and railway and mining equipment—the U.S. exports far more than it imports. These industries produce relatively small numbers of very expensive goods, requiring specialized technology and labor.Their competitive advantage rests partly on expertise built by U.S. companies in making durable, high-tech weaponry and other equipment for the military—frequently applicable to other products. “We have a very strong and very innovative military,” said Cliff Waldman, a senior economist at Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, an Arlington,Va., research organization. That creates an infrastructure for manufacturing and spurs innovation in such areas as metallurgy and engines. Determining where the U.S. can gain competitive edges is part of the challenge of creating more well-paid manufacturing jobs, a priority of the Obama administration, which is budgeting more money for research into manufacturing processes.”

Robert LeTourneau, a roving American evangelist and inventor, decided in the mid-1930s that a plot of lakefront land a mile and a half northeast of downtown Peoria would be a fine place to make earth-moving equipment. Skilled labor and suppliers were plentiful; transport links were good.

Can the U.S. return to a surplus on manufacturing trade? “Probably not,” said Mr. Waldman, “but I think we will do better.” “We need to broaden our capabilities,” said Gary Pisano, a professor at Harvard Business School, who writes about global competition. He prescribes more training of engineers and high-skill manufacturing workers, a longer-term investment horizon for managers and government support for research in advanced materials, biotechnology and nanotechnology.

Nearly eight decades later, Japan’s Komatsu Ltd., which owns the plant, still thinks Mr. LeTourneau chose the right location—even though most giant mining trucks made there are shipped overseas to Latin America, Australia, Asia and Africa.

Manufacturers benefit from clusters of suppliers and workers with specialized skills. Such clusters make Taiwan a powerhouse in semiconductors and China nearly unbeatable in smartphones and other consumer electronics.

About 80 miles south, in Decatur, Ill., rival Caterpillar Inc. makes its large mining trucks, most of which are exported. Caterpillar, No. 1 in this market, and No. 2 Komatsu account for roughly 85% of global sales of these trucks, roughly the size of two-story houses.

Illinois, home to such heavy-equipment pioneers as Caterpillar and Deere, has maintained its expertise in building large metal structures needed for mining, construction and agricultural equipment. That local expertise attracted Komatsu. After being owned by Mr. LeTourneau, Westinghouse Electric and Dresser Industries, the Peoria plant was sold to Komatsu about two decades ago as part of the Japanese company’s effort to establish a major American presence. Komatsu makes smaller mining trucks in Japan, but its largest trucks, able to carry as much as 360 tons of ore, come from Peoria.

In World of Big Stuff, the U.S. Still Rules

Their presence has created a cluster of skills and suppliers that feeds the industry. At a time when politicians are hoping for a jobcreating revival of American manufacturing, this is one area where U.S.-based plants are still global champions. Inside a dimly lit Komatsu building roughly the size of seven football fields, workers weld together the 30-ton frame of a mining truck. They choreograph their movements to avoid spraying each other with sparks or searing their eyes with blue light. A2Z METALWORKER

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Given decades of investment in skilled labor and nearby suppliers, “it’s not so easy just to pick it up and start somewhere else,” said Rod Schrader, CEO of Komatsu’s U.S. arm. Global demand for large

mining trucks is too small to justify more than one plant. The global market for large mining trucks, those that can carry 200 tons or more, is likely to reach about 1,900 to 2,000 vehicles this year, up from 1,591 in 2011, said Peter Gilewicz, managing director of Parker Bay Co., a mining industry research firm. The trucks typically sell for $2.5 million to $6 million each, executives say. More than 90% are built at North American plants owned by Caterpillar, Komatsu, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. of Japan and Liebherr Group, based in Switzerland. Hitachi aims to more than double its capacity for making mining trucks at a Guelph, Ontario, plant, through a 33 million Canadian dollar expansion. Liebherr makes mining trucks in Newport News, Va. There are potential challengers in other parts of the world, including Belarus-based BelAZ and Xiangtan Electric Manufacturing Corp. of China. In Peoria, Komatsu over the past two years has expanded manufacturing space about 7% to 764,000 square feet, spread among three buildings, one dating to 1935. Most equipment isn’t cutting-edge: There are about 575 factory workers and no robots. Komatsu tried welding robots years ago, but “we couldn’t get the quality where we wanted it,” said Mr. Schrader. He said the company continues to look at automation possibilities. Rio Tinto PLC’s Bingham Canyon copper mine near Salt Lake City uses 89 Komatsu trucks. Because they are so big, pieces of the truck are partially assembled in Peoria, loaded onto highway trucks or railcars and assembled at the mine. Like many factories, the Komatsu plant draws on both local and faraway suppliers. The diesel engines come from the Daventry, England, plant of U.S.-based Cummins Inc. Some of the electronics come from Asia, while certain steel parts are molded in Brazil. But Komatsu says the U.S.-made content of the plant’s biggest-selling trucks is more than 70%.

Raytheon’s US Navy satellite terminals reach Full Rate Production milestone Raytheon Company’s Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT), which will be installed on more than 300 U.S. Navy ships, subs and shore stations, has successfully completed a Full Rate Production (FRP) review by the Navy. The review included a report that determined NMT was both operationally suitable and operationally effective, and further recommended the continued fleet introduction of NMT as a replacement for legacy military satellite communications systems. Raytheon has already delivered 75 terminals under contract, with an estimated total of 350 over the life of the 15-year program. NMT provides secure, protected communications links with orbiting military satellites. The terminals will give the United States and three international partners -- Canada, the Netherlands and the


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Lockheed awards ThAAD seeker production contract to BAE Lockheed Mar tin has awarded initial contract funding to BAE Systems for production of infrared (IR) seekers to support the US Army’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)

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Under the terms of the initial $81m contract, a total of 143 IR seekers will be manufactured and supplied by the company to the THAAD prime contractor and systems integrator, Lockheed.

Equipped with launchers, missiles, battle management / command, control, communications and intelligence (BMC3I) units and radars, the THAAD missile is designed to intercept and destroy short, medium and intermediate ballistic missiles using hit-to-kill technology. The missile is also capable of engaging ballistic missiles at both endo and exo-atmospheric altitudes. Serving as a key element of the US Ballistic Missile Defence System (BMDS), THAAD is intended to defend the nation and its deployed forces and allies against ballistic missile threats of all ranges during all phases of flight.

Ultrathin Layers Of Platinum Could Make Hydrogen Vehicles Affordable MIT Technology Review reports, “A new method for quickly and cheaply depositing ultrathin layers of platinum, described in the journal Science, might make it practical to reduce the amount of platinum used in fuel cells, thereby lowering the cost of fuel cells significantly. Current methods for applying atom-thick layers of platinum are slow and complicated. The new approach is ‘incredibly cheap and easy to implement,’” said Thomas Moffat, a metallurgy researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, who led the research. The researchers “showed that platinum dissolved in a solution can be deposited on a gold surface in one-atom thick layers by alternately applying a positive and negative voltage.The negative voltage causes two things: first, an atom-thick layer of platinum forms; and second, once those atoms are in place, a layer of hydrogen forms, thus preventing any more platinum from accumulating.”

The company also secured $5.3m in initial contract funding for tooling and test equipment for accelerating the monthly production rate.

Honda Hopes To Expand Exports From US Plants

Commenting on the missile, BAE Systems THAAD programme manager Barry Yeadon said the weapon has scored nine-for-nine intercepts and successfully destroyed two separate targets during the most recent test firings that were carried out.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Honda aims to increase vehicle exports from the US to avoid the strong yen, hoping to increase exports from US plants from six or seven percent up to 20 percent.

The seeker is capable of guiding the THAAD interceptor to its target by detecting IR radiation from the target missile and warhead, eventually leading to its destruction through direct hit-to-kill technology.

The Journal adds that Honda is also moving engineering facilities for its popular Civic to the US, and may do the same for its Accord model.


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In 2010, the average annual salary for medical device jobs in Arizona was $56,651, a 4 percent increase from 2009. The 2010 average was slightly higher than the overall biosciences average of $55,353, and 32 percent more than the private-sector average of $42,858, according to the Arizona Bioscience Roadmap. Commissioned by the Flinn Foundation and conducted by Battelle, the Bioscience Roadmap has its 10th anniversary this year. Flagstaff has a high concentration of medical device workers. Sean Ahern, economic development manager for the city, said the medical device and biotech industry is a huge component of its economy. W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. employs more than 2,200 people in metro Flagstaff, which has a population of 65,000 within the city limits and 150,000 outside the city limits, he said. “The clusters we have here in biotech have grown significantly over the last several years,” Ahern said. “We do everything we can at the city level to continue and spur that growth to give them a great and predictable environment to do business in.” Metro Phoenix is also home to a large medical device manufacturing sector. For example, Minneapolis- based Medtronic Inc. employs 800 in Tempe to design and manufacture circuits for pacemakers, defi brillators and other devices. “We continue to recruit top-notch people,” said Ron Wilson, general manager of the Tempe campus, where about 10 percent of the engineers have Ph.D.s. Medtronic reported $16.2 billion in revenue for its fiscal year ended April 27. Dr. Richard Heuser, chief of cardiology at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix, said some of the world’s leaders in the medical device industry are located in Arizona.

Study: Companies Expanding Overseas Create Jobs In US Bloomberg News reports, “US companies operating internationally help spur economic growth that creates domestic jobs to meet demand in foreign markets, according to a study conducted for two business associations.” When American “companies trade or invest overseas, it fuels hiring and investment in the US, the Business Roundtable and the United States Council for International Business said in the study released” last month. “The study is aimed at encouraging US policies that will support American businesses seeking to operate in global markets. President Barack Obama has set a goal of doubling the value of US exports from 2009 through the end of 2014.”


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New dawn for U.S. nuclear industry means more power plants After decades of economic d o l d r u m s , t h e U. S . nuclear industry is making a comeback.

Arizona Public Service Co. operates and maintains the plant, but has other ownership partners including Salt River Project. “Palo Verde has such a good reputation locally, and APS has a great reputation within the community,” said Clay Goodman, vice president for occupational education at Estrella Mountain Community College. “People are less concerned about TMI (Three Mile Island) and Fukushima, and looking at it as an opportunity ... They’re stable jobs, they’re well-paying jobs.” In the nuclear industry, it pays to look ahead. Palo Verde broke ground in 1976, and the people who built the plant are at or near retirement age. Recently NRC extended the three reactors’ 40-year license for another 20 years. After that, the plant probably will be decommissioned. In addition, it has the capacity to store radioactive waste for 100 years.

“The message there,” said David Heler, Palo Verde’s senior human resource consultant and program manager, “is that the generation that will be decommissioning this plant probably hasn’t been born yet. So this is a multi-generational facility and offers great jobs and careers.”

A Skill Shortage? Yes... BUT! by Gary Howard

This manufacturing jobs shortage issue is getting a lot of attention. I 02/16/10 Until recently, the last have given the subject a lot of thought and I think my two cents worth A2Z Metalworker license for a U.S. reactor might be of interest. I’m not saying I have the solution to the idea 1/3inpage square - of 5 the 3/8US x having 5 3/8"a skills shortage but I do think my opinion will be was issued 1978. But in February, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensed two thought provoking. reactors in Georgia. Five plants are under construction in the U.S., said Elizabeth McAndrew-Benavides, a workforce specialist with After 40 years in the machine shop business I retired in 2008. My the Washington-based Nuclear Energy Institute. Another 20 license retirement only lasted for about 6 months. I went back to work for applications are being drafted. one of the job shops near my home just to keep myself from driving my wife to the brink. I’ve obviously hired and fired enough machinists Palo Verde Nuclear Generating facility, however, likely will remain and “would be” machinists of my own to form a opinion that I think Arizona’s only one for some time, said plant spokesman Mark Fallon. is worth sharing. “We do not have any plans to build additional nuclear facilities at this time,” he said. “But it is certainly one of the options in the future, not just for us, but also for utilities around the country. When you look at the various technologies that are available, certainly nuclear is a viable option.” A2Z METALWORKER

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Just to get right to the point. Yes, I do think we have a skills shortage. As you might guess there are a number of reasons for the skills shortage. The first and most important is recruitment. All the other reasons have little or no bearing on the issue. If you can’t get them in to tour your shop to see what you have got you have got no shot. I admit, I’m biased


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Equipment Finance Sector to Surpass $740 Billion in 2013 U.S. businesses and government agencies will finance more than $742 billion in equipment acquisitions in 2013, according to the U.S. Equipment Finance Market Study 2012-2013, released last month by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The study, conducted by IHS, provides a comprehensive look at the size and expected growth of the U.S. equipment finance market. According to the study, the equipment finance sector has emerged from the Great Recession with finance volumes at an all-time high, as a result of double-digit growth in equipment investment and a favorable interest rate environment. However, equipment finance volumes are expected to expand at a more moderate pace over the next 12 to 18 months as equipment investment growth remains constrained by uncertainties at home and abroad. Companies are expected to remain cautious about taking on the risks associated with large capital investments until after important tax and regulatory decisions impacting short- and long-term fiscal stability have been made. “The Foundation is delighted to present this essential study, which illustrates that the equipment finance industry is a critical source of funding for U.S. businesses,” said Cameron Krueger, Chairman of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation and Director and National Asset Finance & Leasing Practice Leader at Deloitte. “The data provides a fresh and comprehensive picture of the domestic equipment finance sector and how it contributes to the U.S. economy.” “Equipment financing plays a significant role in helping businesses acquire the


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equipment they need,” said William G. Sutton, CAE, President of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. “The equipment finance sector not only contributes to businesses’ success, but to U.S. economic growth, manufacturing and jobs. This study reveals the importance of resolving political and regulatory uncertainty so businesses can feel more confident about their futures and invest in capital equipment and job creation.” Key Findings Highlights from the U.S. Equipment Finance Market Study 20122013 include: • In 2012, equipment finance volume returned to pre-recession levels, with the 2012 estimate for the equipment finance market expected to reach $725 billion. The market is expected to expand over the next two years; however, the growth rate is expected to slow. • The equipment finance sector is a significant contributor to capital formation in the U.S. economy. Of the projected $1.3 trillion invested in plant, equipment and software in 2013, 55%, or $742 billion, of that investment is expected to be financed through loans, leases and lines of credit. In 2014, the market size is projected to grow to $778 billion. • Seventy-two percent of companies use some form of financing when acquiring equipment, including loans, leases and lines of credit (excluding credit cards). Companies with less than $1 million in revenues use financing in 49% of their equipment acquisitions, while companies with revenues between $25 million and $100 million use

financing in 86% of their acquisitions. • Companies with sales between $25 million and $100 million doubled their share of financing volume from 2006—when the Foundation’s first market-sizing study was conducted--to 2011. Companies with fewer than 51 employees also doubled their share equipment acquisition via financing in this time period. This may be in part a reflection of the difficulty in obtaining other forms of credit for these segments of the market. • Cash as a method of purchasing declined for large companies from 2007 to 2012 as larger companies enjoyed greater access to credit markets. In the current low-interest-rate environment, financing equipment acquisitions is especially attractive. • Corporate perceptions of the economic outlook are the primary driver behind equipment investment decisions.When presented with a list of potential factors that will drive future investment spending, companies surveyed by the Foundation overwhelmingly chose “general economic conditions.” The financing decisions of smaller companies are especially sensitive to general economic conditions. • Even with the relatively high degree of uncertainty over the economy and regulations/fiscal policy, nearly 30% of companies surveyed anticipated increasing their equipment investment over the next 12 months. This group of companies is disproportionately represented by large companies. For example, among companies with sales over $100 million, 51% indicated they would increase spending, yet only 17% of businesses with sales less than $1 million had similar plans.

• Over the next 12 to 18 months, businesses faced with rising uncertainty over the economy and regulatory policies are expected to be more cautious about spending on equipment and software, as well as taking on more credit. The silver lining to this cloud is that technological innovation and equipment replacement needs should spur rapid growth in volume in late 2014 and beyond. About the Study U.S. Equipment Finance Market Study 2012-2013 was conducted by IHS for the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, an independent organization that publishes research for the equipment leasing and finance industry. The study draws on data from a number of sources, including the Federal Reserve Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices, the Federal Reserve Flow of Funds, the 2012 Monitor 100, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s 2012 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity, the IHS Equipment Market Monitor, and surveys conducted by the Foundation. A key input came from a custom survey of businesses that purchased equipment in 2011. The survey was conducted in August and September of 2012 by IHS on behalf of the Foundation. Responses were collected from 427 businesses, of which 372 acquired business equipment in 2011. For the purposes of the study, equipment financing refers to retail or end-user financing of equipment and software. The financing market estimates reflect lending to businesses and government agencies.


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A plan by the Arizona Corporation Commission staff that utilities spend Cory operations manager forPublic OwensService Precision Carson City, moreBaltazar, on rooftop solar has Arizona Co.ofdefending its says that model findingand a qualified computer-numeric controlled machine business solar practices. operator can take months. He’s not alone in his frustrations. Filling skilledstaff positions is a growing problem at machine andinfabrication shops ACC presented a plan it called a “paradigm shift” response to APS’ throughout the region. Machine shops in both regions are hard-pressed annual filing that shows how the utility would meet the state’s renewable to fill openings welders, fabricators operators, as well as energy standard.for The plan calls for APS toand goCNC beyond state requirements engineers andpercent programmers, despite July from unemployment rates of 12.5 of getting 30 of its solar capacity rooftop systems. percent in Carson City and 13 percent in Reno-Sparks. The issue, as written in the staff report, is that rooftop solar represents “There is a lot of general labor, but they usually are coming out of a cheaper way for the utility to deploy its renewable resources. APS construction,” Baltazar says. “Those positions I can fill without a contends the way commission staff figured costs doesn’t consider all problem, but any kind of skilled machinist position or supervisory factors, including prices that would rise on non-solar customers in the position takes a long time to fill. It usually will be an accident if I get wake of more people adopting the technology. somebody.” “Our goal at APS is to educate stakeholders on all the costs,” said Jim Manufacturing companies in the state have shed approximately 10,000 McDonald, a spokesman for the utility. Those in the solar industry say jobs the past few years, says the Nevada Manufacturers Association. But the move by APS marks a change in direction and offers a glimpse of many of those jobs were for general production workers who lacked a company that is trying to protect its business. the technical knowledge needed to perform more complicated work. “Unfortunately this isn’t a surprise,” said Michael Neary, executive “If you need someone with 10 years experience, a lot of people drop director of the Arizona Solar Energy Industry Association, a trade off,” Baltazar says. “If someone were to move into Carson City and group of various companies involved in the industry, including need 25 machinists, they would have to bring the people with them; utilities. “APS is a heavily regulated monopoly that is trying to they are just not out there. It is a dwindling workforce.” Jeff Lawrence, preserve its market.” operations manager for the northern Nevada division of Nevada

The discussion likely will continue next month, when the ACCintakes Industry Excellence, which helps manufacturing companies the up the utility’s plan to implement its spending on solar for 2013. state streamline their processes, says managers of companies in the Silver State formerly could bring on unskilled labor and teach them Different the basics ofapproaches assembly and production. However, Lawrence says, those same companies now require an employee base with a higher level of Arizona’s renewable standard utilities 15 percent technical skills, fromenergy machinists andrequires millwrights on to thegetproduction of their powerengineering from sources as solar bypersonnel. 2025. Of that total, 30 floor through andsuch maintenance percent must come from rooftop systems on businesses and homes. “The skills level in manufacturing has definitely increased, and APS has been successful in gettingthat solar on roofs,level,” in large part through employee skills haven’t matched increased Lawrence says. customer incentives. The money for those incentives is part of a tariff all customerstakes pay asa part of their bills. “Everything higher levelmonthly skills because it is almost all computer programmed.” Western Nevada College and Truckee While APSCommunity would not have to add more panels to rooftops until Meadows College both havesolar training programs to train 2015 for homesand andfabrication 2020 for businesses, commission staffalso saidworks those manufacturing workers, and each school systems a better rate ofitsreturn forprograms the utility’s ratepayers and with areaoffer companies to tailor training to meet the needs of regional wants morebusinesses. focus on that instead of large utility scale systems. Jim associate that deanAPS of applied at TMCC, says The New, staff proposes follow atechnologies least-cost model in selecting the manufacturing technologies program renewable sources, regardless of where thoseincludes systems instruction are installed. in machining, welding and production systems, as well solar. as in That would lead to increased spending on developing rooftop supporting programs such as drafting. Each semester at TMCC aboutconcept 20 to 25ofstudents in the machining program. About “The pursuingenroll the least-cost renewable (kilowatt-hour half are currently production elements workers hoping to proposed upgrade generation) is oneemployed of the fundamental of staff’s their knowledge and skills to land higher-paying or less paradigm shift for REST (renewable energy standards andmenial tariffs) jobs, New says. TMCC in recent years also retooled some of its programs,” the report said. training programs to reflect regional economic trends. TMCC used to run several hundred students per year through its welding APS’ concern is that the recommendation doesn’t take into account all program, New says. The program once focused on the needs of the

costs. The utilityindustry, wrote inbut its response more customers adopt construction now it’s that moreif geared to manufacturing solar, it will raise the infrastructure costs on those not adopting solar, and incorporates more CNC technology. Both TMCC and Western and it considers the cost shift to be a subsidy to solar. Nevada College offer certificate and associate degrees in their applied

technology programs. The utility is encouraging the commission to follow through with David director of economic development and continuing one of itsSteiger, two proposed options for spending on solar and renewable educationnext at WNC, says students complete to thefind 60-unit associate programs year, offering a serieswho of workshops out what is degree path have a well-rounded skill set and familiarity with CNC the lowest-cost solar solution. equipment. However, Baltazar of Owens Precision says, it still takes a great dealwant of hands-on training to master without the intricacies complex CNC “We don’t to make this discussion all theofinformation equipment. CNC machines computer programs to automatically being on the table,” McDonalduse said, adding the discussion also does perform a variety of away milling processes, such asoflaser, not represent a move from APS’ support solar.plasma and waterjet cutting, and bending, gluing or picking and placing. Manufacturing companies in theofTruckee andsolar Carson City make anything from “We have billions dollarsMeadows invested in projects,” he said. “That’s screws engine intricate aircraft equipment. Companies such made usand a leader in parts solar,toand that won’t change.” as Owens Precision also perform contract manufacturing for a diverse customer base. Those in the industry say APS’ case simply is a matter of the utility trying to block people or businesses from installing solar so it can Increasing automation of the ways these products are made has led to control energy production.“They’re trying to end the ability of the shortages of skilled workers, Steiger says. “There are large number of private sector to invest in solar at the same rate they do,” Neary said. manufacturing firms in Carson City, and CNC is technology is becoming more and more prevalent. In the past there have been a lot of manual Getting information machinists, but it has become common that machine processes are controlled by CNC.There are some very good machinists that have been The solar industry also wants more information, because it believes in the trade for a long time that may not have that experience.” rooftop solar in Arizona has been undervalued. TMCC’s New says that despite being slightly behind the needs of regional “There have been a couple of recent studies of the value of customeremployers, training programs are crucial for the success of the state’s owned solar systems in Texas and in mid-Atlantic states, both of which manufacturing companies. “If we didn’t have training programs we would

found the true value of thesetosolar was on substantially higher rely that entirely on the industry trainsystems everyone the job, which than Arizona’s average electricity sales price,” said Mark Holohan, solar is very expensive for them,” he says. “It is much more beneficial division manager for Wilson Electric in Tempe. for the community to train these people almost on speculation that the jobs will come. “Clearly there are openings out there; it is just a matter of getting to understand the training SolarReserve getspeople approval for that Gila Bend opportunities are here as well.”

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B/E Aerospace Awards SolarReserve received approval this weekDynomax from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to build a 150-megawatt solar power plant that Aerospace Contract For Airbus A380 will feature different types of technology. And Boeing 777 Seat Components

The Crossroads Solar Energy Project will have the large 150-megawatt Dynomax Inc., a leadersolar in value-added engineering contract65 phase as a concentrated power project, with an and additional manufacturing, announced recently that its aerospace operations has megawatts of photovoltaic solar power. been awarded a three-year contract by B/E Aerospace. Under the agreement, will provide highprecision machined The project byDynomax the Santa Monica, Calif.-based developer is slatedmetal to be components for first class seats on certain Airbus A380 and Boeing built near Gila Bend in an area that has been targeted by several other 777developers aircraft. Dynomax a custom kitted solution includes solar and has offered access to transmission lines thatthat traverse the the design and building of custom recyclable shipping containers state and run into California. with specialty compartments and shelving. SolarReserve’s technology involves using heliostats or large mirrors to B/E Aerospace selected Dynomax because of its ability to deliver reflect sunlight on a tower to create the temperatures needed to turn custom solutions. “We are honored to be a value-added supplier of a steam generator. The tower also is built with a molten salt storage B/E Aerospace,” stated Dr. Richard Zic, Dynomax founder and CEO. system to provide more power when the sun is not shining. By adhering to its strict ISO 9001:2008/AS9100 quality standards, Dynomax is providing “dock-to-stock” capability which will allow The company currently is building a 110-megawatt facility near the containers to go directly to B/E’s production area. The multiTonopah, Nev. year contract is extendable by one year.

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What we’ll see in 2013 in cloud computing Next year, “the cloud” will finally be ready for enterprise workloads and big companies will finally start moving them there. Data centers will stop being enclosed by walls and those are just two of GigaOM’s 5 big cloud predictions. The cloud has moved from concept to reality. Sure, startups have been buying computing and storage on demand for years, while enterprises talked up virtualization and hoped it was the same thing. But now big companies are finally getting this whole on-demand compute thing, and the next year we’ll see big IT companies buy up startups that will help transition enterprise workloads to the cloud, more companies that offer enterpriseclass infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) get real applications and a more viable model of hybrid cloud that enables cloud bursting. Let’s see what’s ahead. 1: Proving the public cloud can handle enterprise apps Anecdotally speaking, most Fortune 1000 A2Z METALWORKER

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companies have at least some test and development running in Amazon’s public cloud. And a subset of those companies run actual applications there; heck, even NASDAQ is an AWS customer.Yet, when it comes to truly mission-critical applications in the heavily regulated finance and healthcare sectors, many companies will not put any data or applications in a public cloud. That’s a huge hurdle for Amazon (and Microsoft Azure). AWS cut a deal with Eucalyptus last year to make it easier for companies to run Eucalyptus private clouds that interoperate with AWS on certain jobs in a hybrid model. Startups like CloudVelocity claim they can “clone” on-premise workloads onto AWS without modification and provide complete security. That’s a big promise — and one that needs to be vetted. But look for many more such announcements next year. Any company that can successfully make the public cloud a safe and secure repository for even regulated applications will be able to print money. Meanwhile, enterprise software giants VMware and Microsoft likewise have to

prove that their cloud technologies are up to snuff for their legacy customers as well as new prospects. 2: Make-or-break for HP For the past few years, all the legacy hardware powers — Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard and IBM– scrambled to prove their relevance in a new world where cloud computing makes hardware branding irrelevant. But HP is in the hottest seat this coming year, with CEO MegWhitman pleading with investors to wait out a “multiyear turnaround.” It’s by no means clear that they will. HP is in the cross hairs after years of management turmoil and questionable acquisitions — most recently of Autonomy. That $11.1 billion purchase was meant to build HP’s credibility both in big data and in cloud computing. It’s safe to say it has not done so. Now that HP has launched its OpenStackbased compute cloud,we’ll see if HP’ s enterprise customer base — which is still huge — has enough confidence to move into an HP-branded cloud. Otherwise it will move elsewhere.



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3: It’s time for OpenStack to stand (or not) on its own Now that Rackspace has stepped back from its paternal role as OpenStack backer and turned governance over to a multivendor body, it’s time to see if OpenStack has what it takes to compete with AmazonWeb Services on the public cloud side as well as with other open-source options CloudStack, Eucalyptus, and OpenNebula. 2012 was a big year for OpenStack with HP, Internap, Red Hat, and Rackspace itself all standing up OpenStack-based clouds. Nebula is getting close to general availability on its OpenStack appliance. And there are other options coming soon including Cloudscaling’s Amazon and Google API-compliant private cloud. Watch for more services companies to build services around OpenStack as well. Mirantis just launched its own BYO OpenStack service, for example. While many have said that OpenStack is late to the party, it’s important to remember that despite all the hype and all the cloud washing of last year, we’re still very much in early days of cloud computing. Anything can


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their infrastructure outside the data center discovering how to keep things in sync over massively distributed networks.

4: Infrastructure now extends beyond the four walls of the data center Back in 2008 Google pushed the idea that the data center was the computer, but with the launch of its Spanner database that syncs content across five data centers, we’re clearly moving into a new realm of infrastructure designed to support our favorite web services. Now the data center isn’t the computers, the data centers plus the network connecting them are.

5: Software defined everything doesn’t get easier Software-defined networking was the big buzz word of 2012 but we also saw the emergence of software-defined storage and the software defined data center. Basically the idea here is to bring the same flexibility to networking, storage and the data center that virtualization brought to computing.You can’t free your applications from the server without bringing along the networking and storage for them too.

It’s not just Google thinking this way. Netflix, a heavy user of Amazon’s cloud and one of the biggest broadband traffic drivers, has extended its network as close to the edge as carriers will let it by building out a content delivery network (CDN). Facebook has a similar effort in the works, and it is also making deals with carriers to lease fiber so it can extend its infrastructure closer to the edge. We’re going to see more deals where data center operators will have to become more comfortable stretching

But like any new field that could disrupt established vendors, there’s a lot of marketers throwing shade, especially around software defined networking. While we expect to see a lot of production deployments showing of network virtualization, we don’t think we’ll see much headway when it comes to commoditizing the router or effectively linking the applications to the networking gear in an open and standardized way. A2Z METALWORKER

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Rockwell Collins Awarded $295M Full Rate Production Contract For Block I Modernization Of U.S. Navy E-6B Aircraft Rockwell Collins has been awarded a $54 million full rate production contract, with unexercised options valued at an additional $241 million, by the U.S. Navy to upgrade eleven aircraft as part of the E-6B Block I Modification program. The Navy E-6B aircraft is used to conduct the “Take Charge and Move Out” (TACAMO) and the United States Strategic Command Airborne Command Post missions. The open system solution provided by the Block I modification addresses immediate modernization requirements and enables system expansion in the future. The initial $54 million award covers the procurement of the material, installation and associated activities for the next three aircraft. The total program includes production engineering support, field service support, operator and maintenance crew training classes and maintenance trainer updates. The Block I Modification being completed by Rockwell Collins features an open system approach for mission avionics, a Voice over Internet Protocol Intercommunications System and an on-aircraft, multi-level secure network for message processing, radio control/monitoring and other mission applications. The program also improves the reliability and availability of the Ultra

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enhances the electrical power and cooling systems. At a General Electric flight simulator here, the visibility has been set at nearBlock zero to mimic thick rainsolution and clouds. But a videothe console near The I Modification modernizes aircraft’s the pilot shows a vivid picture oftonearby mountains enough communication infrastructure support movingprecise data onto, off to of allow a plane to take off or land despite the conditions. and throughout the aircraft. This infrastructure will support the ever

increasing bandwidth demands in this emerging age of the digital The system is one of several highly valuable next-generation battlespace. technologies that GE has developed — and that the company has passed along to China as part of a joint venture with the state-owned B/E Aerospace Announces Awards Initially Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).

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Access to the world’s second-largest economy is critical for nearly any company. oftenleading comesmanufacturer at a cost: theoftransfer the B/Eglobal Aerospace, Inc.,Yet thethis world’s aircraftofcabin very technologies that leading business officials — including GE chief interior products and the world’s leading distributor of aerospace executive Jeffrey Immelt, who an Obama administration fasteners and consumables, todayheads announced that the Company haspanel been on U.S. jobs and competitiveness — cite as essential to the United awarded four major aircraft cabin interior programs. States’ economic future. The “synthetic vision” system, for example, could be worth millions of dollars to airlines, whichprogram could significantly The first of these is a lie-flat business class seating to outfit a reduce costs from weather-related major international airline’s new-buydelays. Boeing 787 fleet. In addition, B/E Aerospace will provide retrofit LED lighting for this same airline’s Boeing GE, companies, 737,like 767other and 777 aircraft. must weigh which technologies should be brought to joint ventures with China and how to protect them from being stolenisor misused. These decisions face virtually executive The second a full cabin interior retrofit program to outfitany a major global trying develop a presence in thebusiness country from Pinnacle® the most airline’stolong haul aircraft with lie-flat class—seating, sophisticated technology firms, which worry about software piracy, to main cabin seating, and LED lighting. old-line industrial equipment makers, which have seen knockoffs of their products up soon after making deals with Chinese partners. The third awardpop includes a business class seating program, a Pinnacle® Under the agreement with AVIC, avionics will be onand board a new main cabin seating program and aGE comprehensive food beverage Chinese commercial airliner that is likely to become a rival to aircraft produced by U.S.-based Boeing and Europe’s Airbus. The potential competition with Boeing, coming at a time when the United States

preparation and storage equipment program to outfit new-buy wide-body aircraft for a major Chinese airline. Finally, B/E Aerospace has won a Pinnacle® main cabin seating program and a comprehensive food and beverage preparation and storage equipment program to outfit a Russian airline’s new-buy 737 and A320 aircraft.These awards are initially valued at approximately $250 million. “Today’s multiple awards announcement highlights our continued focus on being the most innovative aircraft cabin interior supplier in the industry and further solidifies our position as the market leader for aircraft cabin interiors.These awards underscore our leadership in LED lighting systems, premium class seating and Pinnacle® main cabin seating as well as food and beverage preparation and storage equipment,” commented Amin J. Khoury, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B/E Aerospace. ”The lighting retrofit awards are significant as we continue to expand allLED lighting throughout the cabin into the existing worldwide fleet of aircraft and follows our recently announced Boeing 777 retrofit lighting award which was recently announced in conjunction with program awards of approximately $400 million. Today’s lighting awards include our first all-LED retrofit awards for the Boeing 737, 757 and 767 as well as additional Boeing 777 aircraft.” “Our premium class seating awards solidify our market leadership position as the leading supplier of full-flat premium class seating designed for exceptional passenger comfort, enhanced living space and luxurious amenities. The Pinnacle® awards further highlight the success of our Pinnacle® main cabin seating. The Pinnacle® seating platform has now captured awards to equip more than 1,800 new or existing aircraft.These awards are valued at approximately $1 billion and are for both narrowbody and wide-body aircraft,” concluded Mr. Khoury.

Tioga Energy Enables Solar Savings for Arizona’s Gila County Tioga Energy, a leading provider of renewable energy services to commercial, government and non-profit organizations, today announced the company completed two solar electric systems for municipally owned facilities in Gila County, Ariz. The 390-kW project is expected to generate a lifetime electricity cost savings of nearly $500,000. The Globe Courthouse now features a 205-kW solar electric system, designed to serve as a shade canopy for the facility’s parking lot. The Courthouse will meet approximately 39 percent of its electricity needs with solar power. Additionally, a 185-kW solar parking canopy is in place at the Central Heights Complex, home to Gila County operations including the Department of Elections and the Office of Emergency Management. That solar energy system is estimated to meet 84 percent of the facility’s electricity needs. Both systems were constructed by Phoenix-based Kitchell. By executing a 20-year SurePath® Solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with Tioga Energy, the County avoided all the expenses associated with system ownership. Instead, Tioga developed, financed, owns,


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Coordinate Metrology Society Releases CMSC 2012 Measurement Study Report “The Importance of Practical Testing” TM

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announced the results of their third large-scale measurement study conducted at the 28th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference. The 2012 measurement study was developed to support the organization’s Certification Cognitive Examination development process, which will culminate in the industry’s first level-one personnel Certification program for portable 3D metrology. The study’s main focus was to test the methodology of practical testing rather than the evaluation of the measurement results. Nearly 95% participated in the measurement study conducted in 2011. A workshop was held on the third day of the conference to review the results and to ascertain information about future measurement studies for CMSC.For more information about the CMS and how to join the organization, visit their web site at

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Several Equipment Makers Building Systems Based on 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Product Family Intel Corporation introduced the Intel® Atom™ processor S1200 product family today, delivering the world’s first low-power, 64-bit server-class system-on-chip (SoC) for high-density microservers, as well as a new class of energy-efficient storage and networking systems. The energy-sipping, industrial-strength microprocessor features essential capabilities to achieve server-class reliability, manageability and cost effectiveness. “The data center continues to evolve into unique segments and Intel continues to be a leader in these transitions,” said Diane Bryant, vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group at Intel. “We recognized several years ago the need for a new breed of high-density, energy-efficient servers and other datacenter equipment. Today, we are delivering the industry’s only 6-watt1 SoC that has key datacenter features, continuing our commitment to help lead these segments.” Intel’s Next Generation of Microservers:The Real Thing As public clouds continue to grow, the opportunity to transform companies providing dedicated hosting, content delivery or front-end Web servers are also growing. High density servers based on low-power processors are able to deliver the desired performance while at the same time significantly reduce the energy consumption – one of the biggest cost drivers in the data center. However, before deploying new equipment in data centers, companies look for several critical features. The Intel Atom processor S1200 product family is the first low-power SoC delivering required data center features that ensure server-class levels of reliability and manageability while also enabling significant savings in overall costs.The SoC includes two physical cores and a total of four threads enabled with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology2 (Intel® HT). The new product family will consist of three processors with frequency ranging from 1.6GHz to 2.0GHz.

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Th e U S A r my has validated the tactical networking capabilities of BAE Systemsbuilt Phoenix-2C networking radios during exercises recently concluded at Fort Huachuca in Arizona, US. The radios were successful in doubling the army’s mid-tier network requirement by facilitating communication between soldiers over a 20km range during testing, which was conducted earlier this month. Exercises marked the start of candidate capabilities evaluation for mid-tier networking radios, and also formed part of an excursion linked to network integration evaluation (NIE) 13.1 exercise providing feedback to the army as it progressed through assessments. BAE Systems communications and control solutions vice president and general manager Joseph Senftle said: “We have developed a radio that gives our soldiers a critical advantage, by seamlessly, securely, and reliably bridging the communications gap between the soldiers on the ground, both on the front lines and in the rear, and those at headquarters.” “We have developed a radio that gives our soldiers a critical advantage, by seamlessly, securely, and reliably bridging the communications gap between the soldiers on the ground, both on the front lines and in the rear, and those at headquarters.” Introduced by BAE in October in response to the army’s request for proposal (RFP) for a non-developmental mid-tier networking vehicular radio (MNVR) solution, the Phoenix radios are designed to provide secure, jam-resistant communications between headquarters and dismounted soldiers. Available in three variants, the high-throughput radio is capable of operating both next-generation, government-owned wideband networking waveform (WNW) and the soldier radio waveform (SRW) for use in multiple configurations. Demonstrating full interoperability with existing joint tactical radio systems (JTRS), the new device helps simplify end-user training and adoption processes, and also offers full anti-jam modes in WNW to safeguard communications in hostile environments. Designed using commercial technology, the off-the-shelf radio system features a low size, weight, and power design to support easy integration into the existing radio space present on the army’s ground combat vehicles (GCVs).

Panetta says fir st F-35 over seas deployment planned for Iwakuni Plans call for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to get its first overseas deployment in 2017 to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in line with the military’s “Pacific pivot,” according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The F-35B Lightning II — the Navy and Marine Corps variant featuring short takeoff and vertical landing capabilities — has been billed as the next-generation stealth fighter despite complaints about noise and cost overruns. It can travel at speeds of Mach 1.6 — about 1,200 mph — and can land on ships or damaged runways, according to the web site for developer Lockheed Martin Corp. “We are also enhancing our presence and capabilities in the region,” Panetta said. “That includes reallocating the naval fleet to achieve in these next few years a 60/40 split between the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans — hopefully, we will do that by 2020 — increasing Army and Marine presence in the region after Iraq and Afghanistan, locating our most advanced aircraft in the Pacific, including new deployments of F-22s and the MV-22 Ospreys to Japan, and laying the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Iwakuni in 2017.”

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Boeing Co and Brazil’s Embraer SA have joined forces to help pilots world-wide avoid the most frequent type of airline accident: continuing off the end of a runway after a botched landing. The two jet makers said they are recommending new landing procedures and revised training techniques to combat increasing hazards from so-called runway excursions. Those are accidents or serious incidents in which airliners career off runways, often because a pilot landed too fast and touched too far down a landing strip, or failed to gauge stopping distance properly on wet or snow-packed pavement.

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The effort comes several years after other companies, industry associations and air-safety experts began similar campaigns. But the initiatives haven’t reversed the growing rate of runway excursions, which sometimes are called overruns.

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Patrick Ellison

President T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782


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

T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 922-1674

CHRIS EDGAR PRESIDENT BUSINESS: 602-431-8300 3614 E. SOUTHERN AVE. #1 FAX: 602-431-8301 PHOENIX, AZ 85040 CELL: 505-249-7503


Patrick Ellison President T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782

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


Boring Mills Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 CNC Mills Adams Machinery _____480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip ____480-615-6353 CNC Machinery Sales ___602-244-1507 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Ganesh Machinery ____888-542-6374 Haas Factory Outlet ___ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Makino _________ 602-228-0347 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 North-South Machinery _ 602-391-4696 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-275-8630 Tornos USA _______ 951-695-0342 Tornquist Machinery __ 602-470-0334 TSM Machinery _____ 602-233-3757 CNC Lathes Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Patrick Ellison President

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M 480.298.9782

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

Patrick Ellison President

T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

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


Ganesh Machinery______888-542-6374 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach _ 505-345-8389 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 Murata _________ 704-972-4469 Savage Machine Tools __ 480-275-8630 Tornquist Machinery ___ 602-470-0334 TSM Machinery ______ 602-233-3757 CNC Drill/ Tapping Machines Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Haas Factory Outlet_____480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 Savage Machine Tools __ 480-275-8630 Tornquist Machinery ___ 602-470-0334 CNC Punching Centers Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach _ 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales _____ 480-545-0275 CNC Swiss Turn Machines Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Ganesh Machinery ____888-542-6374 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 Murata _________ 704-972-4469 North-South Machinery __602-391-4696 Tornos USA ________951-695-0342 Tornquist Machinery ___ 602-470-0334 EDM EDM Machines Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462

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T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

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Patrick Ellison President

T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

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

Patrick Ellison President

T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

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

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Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip ___ 480-615-6353 DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 North-South Machinery _ 602-391-4696 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-275-8630 Tornquist Machinery __ 602-470-0334 Grinding Machines, OD/ID Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Haas Factory Outlet __ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-275-8630 Grinding Machines, Rotary Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Grinding Machines, Rotary Aircraft Brake DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Grinding Machines, Tool Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Tornquist Machinery __ 602-470-0334 Grinding Machines, Tool Punch & Die DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339



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BUSINESS: 602-431-8300 3614 E. SOUTHERN AVE. #1 FAX: 602-431-8301 PHOENIX, AZ 85040 CELL: 602-377-3283


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Honing Machines Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Magnetic Drills/Cutters ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Manual Lathes & Mills ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 CNC Machinery Sales __ 602-244-1507 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Ganesh Machinery ____888-542-6374 Haas Factory Outlet __ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 S. L. Fusco, Inc. _____ 480-753-5000 TSM Machinery _____ 602-233-3757 Sawing Machines ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 ___ 800-240-2932 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Jorgenson Machine Co. __ 800-952-0151

Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades303-761-3000 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-275-8630 Wayco Sales Inc _____ 562-927-3469 Saw Replacement Parts ___ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ___602-278-3918 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Wayco Sales Inc _____ 562-927-3469 Specialty Routers Crozier Machine Tool __ 310-329-3187 Speed Lathes Crozier Machine Tool __ 310-329-3187 Tapping Machines ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Ultrasonic Cleaning Machines Larry Arroues & Assoc _ 602-938-0603 NEW MACH FABRICATION CO2/Fiber Lasers Innovative Cutting Systems 480-557-7999 CNC Punching Centers ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542

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Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 Gantry Systems, CNC ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Iron Workers ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 Jorgenson Machine Co. __ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutting/Proc. Center ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Murata _________ 704-972-4469 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 Laser Marking Machines Innovative Cutting Systems _480-557-7999 Kwik Mark Inc ________ 815-363-8268 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Murata _________ 704-972-4469 Pipe & Tube Benders/ Notchers ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330

Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 Plate Roll Jorgenson Machine Co. __ 800-952-0151 Press Brakes ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Jorgenson Machine Co. __ 800-952-0151 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Punch Presses Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 Shearing Machines ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Jorgenson Machine Co. __ 800-952-0151 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales ___ 602-368-8542 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Turret Press Murata _________ 704-972-4469

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WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 WaterJet Cutting Systems Flow International ____ 800-446-3569 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Flow Waterjet _______ 714-393-3783 Flow Waterjet _______ 415-828-3569 Jorgenson Machine Co. __ 800-952-0151 North-South Machinery _ 602-391-4696 Omax Corp. ________ 800-838-0343 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 Waterjet Accessories Barton International __ 800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 INSPECTION EQUIP Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Kerley Corp ________ 480-478-9177 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871

BUSINESS: 602-431-8300 3614 E. SOUTHERN AVE. #1 FAX: 602-431-8301 PHOENIX, AZ 85040 CELL: 602-350-6738

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OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Kerley Corp ________ 480-478-9177 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Kerley Corp ________ 480-478-9177 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Kerley Corp ________ 480-478-9177 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011

Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 SPC Data Acquis.Equip. D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Repair & Certification Washington Calibration__ 480-820-0506 Video Measuring systems Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated Systems Inc __ 928-649-9600 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 Ganesh Machinery ____888-542-6374 Innovative Cutting Systems _480-557-7999 K D Capital ________ 480-922-1674 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 R. Jorgenson Company __ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales ___ 602-368-8542 Savage Machine Tools __ 480-275-8630 TSM Machinery ______ 602-233-3757

ACCESSORIES Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Abrasives Barton International __ 800-741-7756 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Aqueous Degreasers Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Abrasive Systems KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Adhesives S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Air Compressors Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Air Drying Systems Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Air Filtration Equipment Innovative Cutting Systems _480-557-7999 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Ball Screws Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Band Saw/ Blades ___ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Haas Factory Outlet A Division of Ellison Machinery Company

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Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Roentgen USA ______ 847-787-0135 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 _______ 877-501-7297 Wayco Sales Inc _____ 562-927-3469 Bar Feeders Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Bar Feeder Accessories Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 Blast Abrasives Barton International __ 800-741-7756 Cabinets, Custom Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Chemicals: Ultrasonic Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 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

Ellis Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Ellison Chucks Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Industrial Workholding _ 714--935-9686 InnovativeTool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 CNC Lathe Accessories Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 Cleaners: Ultrasonic Larry Arroues & Assoc __602-938-0603 Pro- Ultrasonics ______602-938-0603 CompressedAir Piping Systems Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Coolant Systems Blaser______________801-722-4095 DCM Tech _________800-533-5339 Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 Hangsterfers _______ 316-640-2462 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Blaser______________801-722-4095

CCanyon State Oil _____800-894-7773 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Hangsterfers _______ 316-640-2462 Houghton _________602-625-1407 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Maxum Petroleum ____602-278-8877 Pioneer Distributing Co. _602-278-2693 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Star Metal Fluids _____800-367-9966 Cutting Tools Almar Tools, Inc. ____ 503-255-2763 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Micro 100 _________480-495-1454 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Sandvik Coromant ____480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____602-628-4242 Seco Tools Inc _______248-528-5960 Cutoff Tools Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Deburring Equipment S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery _____480-775-6462 Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach _602-431-8300 Door Opening Systems: Automatic Midaco Corporation ____ 847-593-8420 Dust Collectors Lone Arrow________480-507-8074

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Delivering Alloy Solutions to the World.

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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 Stainless Weld Discoloration Removal Larry Arroues & Assoc __ 602-938-0603 Steel Service Center Ryerson ____________ 602-455-3374 Vacuum Pumps &Workholding Airtek _____________ 480-966-5267 Industrial Workholding ____714--935-9686 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Production Tool Co _______ 800-266-3253 Vises and Vise Jaws 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 Arizona CNC Equip _______ 480-615-6353 Desert EDM Sales _______ 480-816-6300 Industrial Workholding ____714--935-9686 Waterjet Abrasives Barton International ___800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Waterjet Replacement Parts Barton International ___800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Work Holding 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Industrial Workholding __714--935-9686

Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 FIXTURING 5th Axis Fixtures _____858-505-0432 Industrial Workholding _ 714--935-9686 Fixturing Designs 5th Axis Fixtures _____858-505-0432 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys_____ 860-289-3820 Haynes Intl ________619-449-1584 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys_____ 860-289-3820 Haynes Intl ________619-449-1584 Aluminum AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply ____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum ____ 877-977-6061 Fry Steel Company ___ 800-423-6651 MarZee Inc. _______ 602-269-5801 Phoenix Metal Trading _ 602-257-4660 Ryerson _________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel ______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company _ 602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum ____ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 Armor:Commercial Temtco Steel ________480-389-2883

Armor:Military Grade Temtco Steel ________480-389-2883 Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 TW Metals _________800-203-8000 Brass AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company ____ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Bronze AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Carbon AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Fry Steel Company ____ 800-423-6651 Cast Iron Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Ceramics MarZee Inc. ________ 602-269-5801 Chrome Rod Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Cobalt United Performance Metals _888-282-3292 Copper Apache Steel Company __602-323-2200

AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply _____602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 State Industrial Prod ___602-275-0990 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Extrusions TW Metals _________800-203-8000 Lead Ind. Metal Supply _____602-454-1500 Material Sales Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 TW Metals _________800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 Metals Advanced Metal Sales___623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company __602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______480-784-1600 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply _____602-454-1500 Ryerson _________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 State Industrial Pro ____602-275-0990 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel _______623-936-3325 Temtco Steel ________480-389-2883 Tube Service Company __602-267-9865 TW Metals _________800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys _ 800-337-3766


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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 Ryerson _________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Tube Service Company __602-267-9865 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Advanced Metal Sales___623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company _ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company ___ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply ____ 602-454-1500

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VP/General Manager

MarZee Inc. _______ 602-269-5801 Ryerson _________ 602-455-3374 Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel ______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company _ 602-267-9865 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Coil-sheet Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Ryerson _________ 602-455-3374 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Service Centers Advanced Metal Sales___623-434-8343 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 Structurals Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Titanium Aerodyne Alloys ______ 800-237-2888 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Haynes Intl ________619-449-1584 MarZee Inc. ________ 602-269-5801 Supra Alloys, Inc _____ 805-388-2138 Ulbrich of California ___ 800-237-2888 Titanium:Rod, Bar & Wire Supra Alloys, Inc _____ 805-388-2138 Titanium:Sheet & Plate Supra Alloys, Inc _____ 805-388-2138

Tubing & Pipe AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Haynes Intl _______ 619-449-1584 Ind. Metal Supply _____602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 Supra Alloys, Inc _____805-388-2138 Tube Service Company __602-267-9865 Tubing: Titanium & Hastelloy Haynes Intl _______ 619-449-1584 Supra Alloys, Inc _____805-388-2138 GASES Cylinder Storage/Microbulk Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 Purification Units (CO2 and Hydrogen) Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 Welding and Cutting Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 TOOLING Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Boring Bars Almar Tools, Inc. ____ 503-255-2763 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 Almar Tools, Inc. ____ 503-255-2763


Sandvik Coromant ___ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ___ 602-628-4242 Tooling Columns Ellison Machinery ____480-968-5335 30 Years Experience Tooling: Cutting Tools MIKE SMITH Custom 602-397-4008 B & T Tool & Engineering __ 602-267-1481 Tooling Systems B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Moore Tool & Equipment _602-455-8904 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Arizona Machine Tool Service, AMTS ____480-233-0997 Global EDM Supply ____ 480-836-8330 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Sandvik Coromant Opening a new chapter in my life, after 30 years, 22 in Arizona as Machinery Sales Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Co. Senior Service Engineer, servicing Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Hardinge, Okamoto, Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422 and many others, CNC and Manual Machine Tools, I will continue to provide service Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 Sandvik and repair to Arizona, Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Thank you End Mills Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Mike Smith Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 Almar Tools, Inc. ____ 503-255-2763 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Helical Solutions _____866-543-5422 Western States Metals __ 801-978-0562 PALLET SYSTEMS Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Cutting Tools Almar Tools, Inc. _____503-255-2763 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 Manual Lift Off Pallet Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Sandvik Coromant ____480-233-0997 Systems Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 Form Tools Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422 Manual Rotory Pallet Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 B & T Tool & Engineering 602-267-1481 Systems Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 Horizon Carbide ______480-968-0957 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 ROBOTICS Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Inserts, Indexable Robotic Part Loading Systems Horizon Carbide ______480-968-0957 Cutting Tools: Custom Almar Tools, Inc. _____503-255-2763 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 PROG. SYSTEMS B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Sandvik Coromant ____480-233-0997 CAD/CAM Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Inserts, PCD/CBN Drills Horizon Carbide ______480-968-0957 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 Loose Abrasive Grains Software, Inv. Control S. L. Fusco, Inc. _____ 480-753-5000 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Reamers & Drills, PCD Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Thread Mills Software, NC Programming Almar Tools, Inc. ____ 503-255-2763 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Horizon Carbide ______480-968-0957 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335

Rob Schwister

Relationship Manager 480.905.2407

Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 Software, Servicing Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 Tooling Systems Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 REPAIR/DESIGN Bar Feeder Repair Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 Machine Tool Design/ Engineering Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Machine Tool Rebuilding API Services ________ 757-223-4157 A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 DM Machine Repair ____ 480-709-1450 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Setco-Pope Spindles ____ 866-362-0699 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809


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Machine Retrofitting/CNC M Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 API Services ________ 757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 Machinery Moving Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 API Services ________ 757-223-4157 Machine Repair Parts/Filters Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Maint/Repair Services A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 DM Machine Repair ____ 480-709-1450 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Mold Repairs B&B Tool ________ 520-397-0436 Stamping Repairs B&B Tool. ________ 520-397-0436 Prev. Maint Programs A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 API Services ________ 757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 DM Machine Repair ____ 480-709-1450 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Repair -Hydraulic A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Repair - Portable A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Spindle Rebuilding API Services ________ 757-223-4157 Setco-Pope Spindles ____ 866-362-0699 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 A2Z METALWORKER

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

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Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech __ 623-780-4137 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust ____ 480-905-2407 Bank of Arizona ______ 480-642-2876 Country Financial _____ 602-321-3232 Quick Turn Financial ___480-385-1738 SBG Capital _______ 480-897-4988 Human Resource/Staffing CPI ______________480-339-0452 Heavyhaul IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Insurance Services Country Financial _____ 602-321-3232 HUB Intl __________ 602-749-4190 Leavitt Group ______ 602-264-0566 ISO/AS9100 Consulting BMSC____________480-445-9400 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 IT/ Network Support Gartman Technical Services _ 602-788-8121 Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust ____ 480-905-2407 Bank of Arizona ______ 480-642-2876 Quick Turn Financial ___ 480-385-1220 Lean Manufacturing BMSC ___________ 480-445-9400 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Machine Shop Reviews ___ 800-949-0655 Machine Shop Sourcing ___ 800-949-0655 Manufacturers Rep Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110 Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 Rigging/Machinery Moving IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Retirement Planning Country Financial _____ 602-321-3232 Recycling Barry Metals________ 602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc. 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC __________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Reverse Engineering Advanced Coordinate Tech__623-780-4137 Datum Inspection ___ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Rigging IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Schools, Custom Training AZPMAP __________ 602-723-8191 Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Jet Products ________623-869-6749 Quality Advisory Services __ 602-910-1510 Services: Network Support Shop Floor Automations___ 877-611-5825

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

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ASSEMBLY CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 Foresight Technologies ___ 480-967-0080 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Lindel Engineering ______520-792-3160 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673

Cable/Harness Assembly Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 X5 Manufacturing _______602-454-7385 Clean Room Assembly Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 L&W Fluid _________ 602-323-2560 BENDING Advanced Metal Sales____623-434-8343 Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701

BROACHING Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Apache Gear, Inc ______ 623-934-7144 Ayers Gear & Mach ______623-934-6913 CARBURIZING Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 CASTINGS AATC______________602-268-1467

May Foundry & Machine __ 801-531-8931 Castings: Repair Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 COATING Accuwright Industries _____ 480-892-9595 Arizona Finishing _______ 602-438-4443 Bolt’s Metallizing _______ 602-244-2432 Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648

May Foundry & Machine __801-531-8931 Castings: Prototype BRAZING Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 AATC______________602-268-1467 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 May Foundry & Machine __801-531-8931 Castings: Production Brazing: Vacuum Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 AATC_____________602-268-1467


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


Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 LA Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide ______602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Perma-Finish _________602-278-1733 Precision Industrial Painting _602-256-0260 Precision Powdercoat _____480-894-5224 Southwest Powder Coating __602-272-0878 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Louie's Black Oxide ______602-257-0530


Coating: Chem Film AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Certified Inspection _____ 602-267-0661 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries ____ _480-968-1930 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 LA Specialties _________602-269-7612 Lynch Brothers Mfg _____ 602-267-7575 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Treffers Precision ______ 602-744-2636 LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 The Metal Man _______ 800-448-9448 Sav-On Plating________ 602-252-4311 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

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Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 Coating: NP3 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 Louie's Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Powder Coating Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 CUTTING Advanced Metal Sales __ 623-434-8343 ___ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ____ 602-278-3918

Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 The Metal Man _______ 800-448-9448 Bandsaw Cutting ____800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 CNC Router Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Laser APMI ____________ 480-668-0024 Fine Line Laser Cutting __ 602-863-3196 Taycar Enterprises ____505-265-2121


Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

Your Manufacturing Solutions Partner

Precision CNC Machining

Geno Forman

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

Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly

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


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





Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

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

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





Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

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

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




Tube Laser Cutting Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 DIE CASTING TVT Die Casting ________ 800-280-2278 Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc TVT Die Casting ________ 800-280-2278 DIES Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002 Micro-Tronics, Inc _______ 602-437-8995 Precision Die & Stamp'g ___ 480-967-2038 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole Arizona Wire Specialists ___ 480-829-6530 Critical Cut ________ 480-785-1316 EDM Tech ___________ 602-278-6666 LAYKE, Inc. __________ 602-272-2654 Micro-Tronics, Inc _______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300

Sun Tech __________480-921-1665 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech __________480-921-1665 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 Wright Prototype _______541-619-2760 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC _____ 480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Arizona Wire Specialists ___ 480-829-6530 Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Critical Cut ________480-785-1316

EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 PGI______________505-884-5782 Powill Manufactuing____623-780-4100 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech __________480-921-1665 Toolcraft of Phoenix __ 623-435-5405 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 ENGINEERING/ PROGRAMMING Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 FABRICATION Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329

Craig Roth Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 President/C.O.O. Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222 APMI ______________480-668-0024 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining Assembly Arrow Sheet Metaland_______303-427-6419 3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Phone: (602)243-4329 (602)370-5777 Bell Steel___________Cell:480-833-5538 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 Craig Roth CAID Industries ________520-294-3126 President/C.O.O. CAL Precision Inc. _____951-273-9901 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly Continental Machining ___3325800-777-2483 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 CygnetStamping & Fab ____818-240-7574 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777 Creedbilt Inc __________623-939-8119 Dungeon Delights _______480-215-2461 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv _ 480-966-3952









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Precision Die Cutting

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

Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493


Fabrication: Custom Metal Arrow Sheet Metal ______ 303-427-6419 CygnetStamping & Fab ___ 818-240-7574 Dungeon Delights ____480-215-2461 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Precision Metal Products 408-699-5037 State Seal Company _____ 602-437-1532 Fabrication: Medium & Large APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal ______ 303-427-6419 Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 PVB Fabrications ____ 520-623-3529 Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110 Fabrication: Mining PVB Fabrications ____ 520-623-3529 Fabrication: Rebuild/ Large Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538

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Empire Emp Precision Mach. __ 480-633-4580 Fabrication: Sheet Metal ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal ______ 303-427-6419 Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 Capital Stainless ____ 480-967-0016 CygnetStamping & Fab ___ 818-240-7574 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Phoenix Metalcraft ___ 602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 Precision Metal Products 408-699-5037 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 FINISHING AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 LA Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Perma-Finish ________ 602-278-1733 Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 TVT Die Casting _______ 800-280-2278

Finishing: One Stop Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 FINISH OPS-CLEANING Cleaning: AF 5333 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray Aerospace Testing _ 623-842-3030 Dry Film Lubrication Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Electro-Polishing Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 Glass Bead Clean Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671

Shawn Carlin

Byington Steel Treating ____ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648 L A Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Southwest Powder Coating __ 602-272-0878 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Drilling ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing _____ 602-257-0530 Passivation Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies ____ _623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 Jet Processing ______ 623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products __________ 623-869-6749 L A Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Semiray ____________ 602-275-1917 Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 L A Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Powder Coating AP Industrial _________ 480-968-1947 Precision Powdercoat _____ 480-894-5224 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting _______ 602-716-5566

Byington Byingto Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Stripping Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray ____________602-275-1917 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 FIXTURES Exactitude Precision _____ 602-316-6957 FORGINGS R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 Forgings: Titanium R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 FOUNDRY AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 May Foundry & Machine _ 801-531-8931 GEAR CUTTING Action Machine _______602-233-0883 Apache Gear, Inc ______ 623-934-7144 Ayers Gear & Machine ___ 623-934-6913 GLASS BEAD A2Z Sandblasting ______ 602-716-5566 Lone Arrow _________ 480-507-8074 GRINDING Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Arizona Wire & Tool _____ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088

ChemResearch_________602-253-4175 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Lindel Engineering ______520-792-3160 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing _____623-780-4100 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard 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 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 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 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

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


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Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 Grinding: Precision Tool

L A Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Heat Treating/ Aerospace Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 HeatTreating/ISO9001/AS9100 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 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

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 IDENTIFICATION Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Labels & Bar Code Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 EPSI______________714-256-8950 GUNDRILLING Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110 Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 HEAT TREATING Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Controlled Thermal Tech'y__ 602-272-3714 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137


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TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing _____ 602-438-4443 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 INDUSTRIAL SEALINGS Gaskets:Manufacturing Cupps Ind Supply _____ 602-269-2301

State Seal Company ___ 602-437-1532

Industrial Sealings Cupps Ind Supply______ 602-269-2301

State Seal Company ___ 602-437-1532

Packing Cupps Ind Supply______ 602-269-2301

State Seal Company ___ 602-437-1532

INSPECTION Calibration Advanced Coordinate Tech __623-780-4137 Washington Calibration___ 480-820-0506 Inspection, First Article Advanced Coordinate Tech __623-780-4137 Datum Inspection _______602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services Advanced Coordinate Tech __623-780-4137 Arizona Wire & Tool______480-813-1002 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Datum Inspection ______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol ____ 480-626-8131

Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services (NDT) Jet Processing ______623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 Semiray Aero. Testing _____ 602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 ISO Consultant BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc _________623-939-4412 Quality Advisory Services __ 602-910-1510 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. ABS Quality Evaluations __ 281-673-2843 American Global Standards _ 617-838-4648 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 ABS Quality Evaluations __ 281-673-2843 American Global Standards 617-838-4648 Great Western Registrar __ 623-580-1881 Orion Registrar _______ 303-645-4017 Liquid Penetrant Certified Inspection Service _602-267-0661 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray ____________602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 MAG Particle Certified Inspection Service __ 602-267-066 Jet Products____ _____623-869-6749 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Process Improvement/ Audit BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 X-Ray Certified Inspection Service _ 602-267-066 Semiray ___________602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 MACHINING Machining: 3D 3D Machine LLC ____ 480-239-8254 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414

Cassavant Machining __602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 L&W Machine Co _____602-323-2560 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Pro Precision _________602-353-0022 Tooling Molds West ______480-921-9939 Machining: 5 Axis 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 Cassavant Machining __602-437-4005 Clings Mfg ________ 480-968-1778 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 Howard PMP _______ 801-808-4106 Industrial Tool Die & Eng 520-745-8771 Lindel Engineering ______520-792-3160 Metalcraft Inc._________480-967-4889 Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 St. Vrain Manufacturing____303-702-1529 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Machining: Aerospace AATC_____________602-268-1467 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 AzMark ____________480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg _____505-342-2943 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 Cassavant Machining __602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Continental Machining __800-777-2483 Evans Precision Machining __623-581-6200

Excaliber ____________623-878-6800 Foresight Technologies ____480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 HK Machining ________602-278-6704 Howard PMP _______ 801-808-4106 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 JB's Precision _________623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 Jet Products __________ 623-869-6749 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co _____ 602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc.___________602-272-2654 Lindel Engineering ______ 520-792-3160 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc. _________480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc _______602-437-8995 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Nichols Precision _____ 480-804-0593 Osborn Products ________623-587-0335 PGI ____________ 505-884-5782 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8845 Powill Manufacturing ___ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision__________602-353-0022 R&D Specialty Manco _____602-278-7700 Service & Sales ________480-968-9084 Satowfi_____________480-374-5706 Southwest Swiss Precision __602-438-4670 St. Vrain Manufacturing ____303-702-1529 Stewart Manufacturing ____623-582-2261 Trepanning Specialties ___ 562-633-8110 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601

Machining: Contract Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Aero Design & Mfg ______602-437-8080 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____602-243-4329 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002 Banner Machine, Inc _____ 602-437-4984 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 Evans Precision Machining __623-581-6200 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 Group Mfg Serv.________480-966-3952 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 Howard PMP _______ 801-808-4106 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc. ___________480-833-7305 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Stellar Machining & Fab _ 480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing ____623-582-2261 TVT Die Casting ________800-280-2278 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC _____480-239-8254 Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 A Z METALWORKER • 105 • Jan/Feb 2013 2

St. Vrain Manufacturing____ 303-702-1529 Stellar Machining & Fab _ 480-961-3075 SwissTech Tooling & MFg. ___480-998-2005 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg_________ 480-966-7376 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Arcas Machine Inc ___ 480-632-9414 Nichols Precision ____ 480-804-0593 Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool_____ 480-813-1002 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 BID Machine, Inc ______480-892-7304 CAL Precision Inc. ___ 951-273-9901 Challenger Aerospace___ _ 480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing______480-968-1778 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Evans Precision Machining __ 623-581-6200 Foresight Technologies ___ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ___ 480-464-0150 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Howard PMP _______801-808-4106 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 KLK Ind. ____________602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ____ 602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc. _________ 602-272-2654 Lindel Engineering _____ 520-792-3160 Metalcraft Inc.________ 480-967-4889 Matrix Machine _______ 480-966-4451 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Morsch Machine________480-961-7673 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Nichols Precision ____ 480-804-0593 Osborn Products_______ 623-587-0335 PGI______________505-884-5782 PMBC ____________602-431-8131 Powill Manufacturing____623-780-4100 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022 Quality Mold ______ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Satowfi ___________ 480-374-5706 A2Z METALWORKER

Machining Plastic St. Vrain Manufacturing___ 303-702-1529 Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Stellar Machining & Fab _480-961-3075 Howard PMP _______ 801-808-4106 Stewart Manufacturing____623-582-2261 Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 SwissTech Tooling & MFg. ___480-998-2005 Machining Precision Toolcraft of Phoenix ___623-435-5405 3D Machine LLC _____ 480-239-8254 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Val-Tech Mfg __________480-966-7376 AATC_____________602-268-1467 WC Machine & Tool ______480-507-4620 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Wire-Tech___________480-966-1591 X5 Manufacturing____ ___602-454-7385 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 Machining Composites Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Arizona Wire & Tool _____ 480-813-1002 Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 AzMark __________ 480-926-8969 Machining: Large Backerworks Mfg ____505-342-2943 Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 Continental Machining _800-777-2483 BID Machine, Inc _______ 480-892-7304 Empire Precision Mach. _ 480-633-4580 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 HK Machining _______602-278-6704 Cassavant Machining __ 602-437-4005 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Mach: CNC Turning 3D Machine LLC_______480-239-8254 Evans Precision Mach’g _ 623-581-6200 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Foresight Technologies ____ 480-967-0080 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Glover Precision , Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325 Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 AzMark ____________480-926-8969 Howard PMP _______ 801-808-4106 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 JB’s Precision ______ 623-581-9088 Cassavant Machining __ 602-437-4005 JD Ellen LLC _______623-587--0253 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Jemelco, Inc. ________480-804-9541 Exactitude Precision _____ 602-316-6957 Jet Products _______ 623-869-6749 Gilbert Precision Machine __480-892-4730 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Glover Precision, Inc. ___ 480-464-0150 LAYKE, Inc. ________ 602-272-2654 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __520-889-8325 Lindel Engineering ______ 520-792-3160 JD Ellen LLC ______ 623-587--0253 Lynch Brothers Mfg _____ 602-267-7575 Morsch Machine ______ 480-961-7673 Matrix Machine _____ 480-966-4451 New Hope Machine _____520-825-7830 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Nichols Precision ____ 480-804-0593 Micro-Tronics, Inc ____ 602-437-8995 Osborn Products ______ 623-587-0335 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 PGI _____________505-884-5782 Morsch Machine _______ 480-961-7673 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 Nelson Engineering ___ 602-273-7114 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Nichols Precision ____ 480-804-0593 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335

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PGI ______________505-884-5782 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8845 Powill Mfg ___________ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision _________ 602-353-0022 Quality Mold _______ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco _____ 602-278-7700 RMSS______________623-780-5904 Satowfi ____________ 480-374-5706 Service & Sales ______ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 St. Vrain Manufacturing____ 303-702-1529 Stewart Manufacturing ____ 623-582-2261 Sun Tech _________ 480-921-1665 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg.__ _480-998-2005 Tolleson Steel _______ 623-936-3325 Toolcraft of Phoenix ___ 623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West ______ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix ________ 480-844-0165 Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool ______ 480-507-4620 Weiser/Mile High Precision __ 303-280-2778 Wire-Tech _________ 480-966-1591 Wolf Precision Tool ______ 951-296-3505 Machining: Prototype A A T C _____________602-268-1467 Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 AMT-America _________602-443-1403 Anewco ____________520-751-1222 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 Backerworks Mfg _____ 505-342-2943 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 Continental Machining __ 800-777-2483 Evans Precision ______ 623-581-6200 Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 Foresight Technologies ____ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine ___ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Howard PMP _______ 801-808-4106 Infinisys ____________602-276-2276

Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 KLK Ind. ____________602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co _____602-323-2560 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Nichols Precision _____480-804-0593 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 PGI_______________505-884-5782 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8845 Pro Precision_________602-353-00220 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 RMSS ___________ 623-780-5904 St. Vrain Manufacturing ____303-702-1529 Stellar Machining & Fab _480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing ____623-582-2261 SwissTech Tooling & MFg. ___480-998-2005 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix __________ 480-844-0165 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________480-966-7376 Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Quick Turn HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8845 RMSS______________623-780-5904 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC ______480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ____480-464-0150

Hi-Tech -Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 L&W Machine Co ____ 602-323-2560 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Morsch Machine _______ 480-961-7673 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Wright Prototype _______541-619-2760 Machining: Semiconductor Foresight Technologies ___ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 KLK Ind. ___________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ____ 602-323-2560 Satowfi____________ 480-374-5706 Machining: Swiss Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Bar-S Machine ______928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining __ 602-437-4005 Howard PMP _______801-808-4106 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg.____480-998-2005 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 Nichols Precision ____ 480-804-0593 Machining: Turning: Automatic Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 American Prec.Mach __ 602-269-6298 Ayers Gear & Mach ____ 623-934-6913 AzMark __________ 480-926-8969 Challenger Aerospace___ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g __ 623-581-6200 JB’s Precision Ind _____ 623-581-9088

Stewart Manufacturing ___ 623-582-2261 Scriven Precision ______ 480-961-9775 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Mfg: PhotoChemical Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Etching Fabrication Jet Products _________623-869-6749 LAYKE, Inc. ________ 602-272-2654 Turnkey Product Services Matrix Machine _______480-966-4451 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Micro-Tronics, Inc _____ 602-437-8995 METAL FORMING RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Creedbilt Inc _______623-939-8119 PGI_______________505-884-5782 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 MACHINING: LASER TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Laser Cutting Tri-Matrix __________ 480-844-0165 Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 METAL STAMPING Fine Line Laser Cutting__ 602-863-3196 High Production Precision Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 Stamping LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 Precision Die & Stamping __ 480-967-2038 Precision Metal Products _408-699-5037 METALIZING Taycar Enterprises ____ 505-265-2121 The Metal Man _______ 800-448-9448 Accuwright Industries ____480-892-9595 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Bolt’s Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 Wrico_____________480-892-7800 MOLDING: RUBBER Laser Cutting:Rotary Axis Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 K-zell Metals, Inc. ____602-232-5882 MOLDS Laser Engraving & Etching PMBC ___________ 602-431-8131 Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Quality Mold ________480-892-5480 Toolcraft of Phoenix __ 623-435-5405 Laser Marking Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137 Molds: Construction TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 MANUFACTURING Molds: Plastic Injection Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 APMI __ ___________480-668-0024 Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Creedbilt Inc _______ 623-939-8119 Molds: Rubber Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Toolcraft of Phoenix __ 623-435-5405 Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 Molds: Steel Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 PAINTING Glover Precision, Inc. ____480-464-0150 AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Group Manufacturing Serv _ 480-966-3952 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 KLK Ind. ____________602-267-1331 PMBC ____________602-431-8131 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 PVB Fabrications _____520-623-3529 Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Metal Products _408-699-5037 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 A2Z METALWORKER

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

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

Dennis Reynolds

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

Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 Abrasive Blasting AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Painting& Blast Booths AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Phosphate Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Powder Coating AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 East Valley Powdercoat ___ 480-215-2461 LA Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Perma-Finish ________ 602-278-1733 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 Wet Paint/CARC AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Sandblast/Automated Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Screenprinting & Pad Printing AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231

L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Precious Metal Plating____ 800-481-6271 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 Sav-On Plating________ 602-252-4311 Anodizing ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Brass Plating Sav-On Plating________ 602-252-4311 Bronze Plating Sav-On Plating________ 602-252-4311 Embrittlement Relief EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Plating EPSI______________714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing _____ 480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Hard Chrome Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 Nickel/ Chrome/Palladium Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 LA Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Sav-On Plating________ 602-252-4311 Silver Plating EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Tin: Matte Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Tin / Zinc Plate Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117

PLATING Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 A Z METALWORKER • 108 • Jan/Feb 2013 2

EPSI______________714-256-8950 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 POLISHING Gold Tech Industries_____480-968-1930 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 PRODUCT DESIGN Design and Modeling Bar-S Machine _____ 928-636-2115 PRECISION FLAT STOCK Tri-Matrix __________480-844-0165 PROCESSING: CHEMICAL LA Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 PRODUCTION Action Machine _______623-435-0883 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Louie's Black Oxide _____602-257-0530 PUNCHING Group Manufacturing Serv _480-966-3952 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Phoenix Metalcraft ___ 602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 Precision Metal Products 408-699-5037 Stellar Machining & Fab 480-961-3075 WC Machine & Tool_ ____ 480-507-4620 X5 Manufacturing ______ 602-454-7385 SPINNING: Metal Metal Spinning Solutions __480-899-0939 SPLINES Apache Gear, Inc ______623-934-7144 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Accuwright Industries ____ 480-892-9595 Bolt’s Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 Empire Precision Mach. __ 480-633-4580

SPRINGS Flat and Wire Springs AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___602-243-4329 SPRINGWORKS Utah ____ 801-298-0113 Tri-Matrix __________ 480-844-0165 STAMPING AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___602-243-4329 Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 CygnetStamping & Fab ___ 818-240-7574 Frontier Metal Stamping __ 303-458-5129 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___480-503-1283 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Precision Die & Stamping __480-967-2038 Scriven Precision ______480-961-9775 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine ______602-323-5550 Wrico ____________480-892-7800 Precision Metal Forming SPRINGWORKS Utah ____ 801-298-0113 Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 Stamping: Aerospace Frontier Metal Stamping __ 303-458-5129 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Stamping: Bending Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Stamping Design Frontier Metal Stamping __ 303-458-5129 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 SPRINGS WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 Stamping Flat Forming Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 SPRINGS WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Light Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656

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Matthew Carlson Sales Manager

SUN TECH Since 1980

(602) 455-9575. Fax (602) 455-0166. Cell (623) 203-9619 1700 N. 22nd Ave .• Phoenix, AZ. 85009

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

Stamping: Precision Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 Tooling: Jig & Fixture Frontier Metal Stamping ___303-458-5129 Building Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Whitley Machine _____ 602-323-5550 SPRINGS WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Waterjet, High Press. Cutting Stamping: Prototype Harschco LLC ________602-617-7514 TREPANNING Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 Trepanning Specialties ___562-633-8110 Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 LAI Southwest _______ 602-304-1160 Stamping: Short Run TUBING Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 Assembly Formed Tubing WASHERS Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 TAPPING Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Service & Sales _______ 480-968-9084 WIRE FORMS Formed Tubing Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 TESTING Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 Tri-Matrix __________ 480-844-0165 Testing: Flow / Target Cling’s Manufacturing____480-968-1778 SPRINGWORKS Utah ______801-298-0113 Semiray Aero. Testing ____ 623-842-3030 Large Diam. Pipe & Tubing WELDING Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure Trepanning Specialties ___562-633-8110 ACME Metal Works ______ 480-926-4171 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 Semiray Aero. Testing ____ 623-842-3030 Tube Bending /Fabrication APMI ____________ 480-668-0024 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Arrow Sheet Metal _______ 303-427-6419 Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 THERMAL SPRAY Accuwright Industries ____ 480-892-9595 K-zell Metals, Inc. ___ 602-232-5882 Bell Steel____________ 480-833-5538 Bolt’s Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 Service & Sales _____ 480-968-9084 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 Controlled Thermal Tech'y___602-272-3714 WATER PURIF/ RECYC. Empire Precision Mach. __ 480-633-4580 USFilter _________ 760-525-9930 CAL Precision Inc. _____ 951-273-9901 WATERJET CUTTING Continental Machining __ 800-777-2483 THREADING Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys 800-237-2888 Creedbilt Inc ________623-939-8119 Thread Grinding Dungeon Delights _____480-215-2461 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Creedbilt Inc _______ 623-939-8119 Empire Precision Mach. ___ 480-633-4580 Flow International ____ 800-446-3569 Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 Group Mfg. Serv ______ 480-966-3952 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 Howell Precision ________ 623-582-4776 Shaw Precision _______ 480-785-4925 Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 Jan’s Inc. ____________ 480-833-7305 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Thread Rolling K-zell Metals, Inc. ____ 602-232-5882 Ron Grob Co. ________ 970-667-5320 LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575 Shaw Precision _______ 480-785-4925 MarZee Inc. ________602-269-5801 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Precision Casting Repair ___ 800-622-2404 TOOL & DIE Precision Metalworks ___ 602-455-9575 3D Machine LLC _____ 480-239-8254 Southwest Waterjet ____480-306-7748 Precision Metal Products _ 408-699-5037 Stellar Machining & Fab _480-961-3075 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Taycar Enterprises ____505-265-2121 PVB Fabrications _____ 520-623-3529 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Quality Mold _________480-892-5480 Whitley Machine ______ 602-323-5550 Toolcraft of Phoenix __ 623-435-5405 Scriven Precision ______ 480-961-9775 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 Whitley Machine ____ 602-323-5550 State Industrial Prod ____ 602-275-0990 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Stellar Machining & Fab _ 480-961-3075 Waterjet,3D 3 - 5 AXIS Taycar Enterprises ____ 505-265-2121 Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 TOOLING LAI Southwest _______ 602-304-1160 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Frontier Metal Stamping ___303-458-5129 Weiser/Mile High Precision __ 303-280-2778 Waterjet, Multi head US Carbide Tool LLC ______480-755-3812 LAI Southwest _______ 602-304-1160 X5 Manufacturing _______ 602-454-7385

& ENG.

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6532 W Flint St. Ste. 1 Chandler, AZ 85226

Welding: Aerospace Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222 Arrow Sheet Metal _______303-427-6419 Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 CAL Precision Inc. _____951-273-9901 X5 Manufacturing ______ 602-454-7385 Welding: Alum. Med & Lg Arrow Sheet Metal _______303-427-6419 CAL Precision Inc. _____951-273-9901 Continental Machining __800-777-2483 Empire Precision Mach. __ 480-633-4580 PVB Fabrications ____ 520-623-3529 Stellar Machining & Fab _480-961-3075 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 Welding: Enclosures Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Welding: Design CAL Precision Inc. _____951-273-9901 Dungeon Delights ____ 480-215-2461 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Welding: Inspection SVC Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Welding: Orbital L&W Fluid ________ 602-323-2560 Welding: Spot Nelson Engineering _____ 602-273-7114 Welding: Tig Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 Continental Machining __800-777-2483 Cutting Edge Mfg ______ 480-609-7233 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Stellar Machining & Fab _480-961-3075


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Index of Advertisers

3D Machine .............................99 Critical Cut..........................................100 5th Axis Fixtures.........................48,94 Crozier Machine Tool.........................92 A&J Indus. Mch Repair...............40,97 Cupps Industrial Supply....................105 AATC....................................................100 Cutting Tool Consultants....................92 ABS Quality Evaluations...............70,102 CTE..........................................................93 Absolute Machining & Turning.......109 Cygnet Stamping & Fab....................108 ACC Machinery............................7,35,90 D & R Mchy..........................19,82,90,96 Accuwright..........................................102 DCM Tech...................................62,92 Ace Laser.............................................100 Datum Inspection.........................103 ACME Metal Works..........................108 Delcam.................................52,53,101 Action Machine.................................101 Desert EDM Sales......................60,93 Adams Mach.....................13,57,90,112 DM Machine Repair ........................97 Advanced Coord Tech.......................91 Dungeon Delights ........................ 101 Advanced Metal Sales........................96 East Valley Laser Inc .....................105 Advanced Precision............................97 East Valley Powdercoat................108 Aero Spring & Mfg ...........................101 Ebbco Inc. ........................................91 Aero Tech ..........................................106 Echols Saw & Supply......................90 Aerodyne Alloys..................................95 Eclipse Carbide ............................... 92 AgieCharmilles....................................23 Edge Technologies......................... 93 Airtek....................................................94 EDM Network..............................3,94 AIT.........................................................91 EDM Perform Access...................... 95 Alerus Bank & Trust ...........................97 EDM Tech........................................ 38 All World Machinery Supply........28,97 Ellison Machinery . 5,80,81,90,92,111 Almar Tools...................................25,93 Empire Precision Mach. ...............106 American Aerospace....................... 100 EPSI. ...............................................108 American Auctioneers Group ..........10 Evans Precision Mach’g................102 American Global Standards........42,98 Exactitude ..................................... 107 AMT-America....................................104 Excaliber Precision .......................100 AMTS....................................................97 Fadal CNC................................... 58,91 Anewco..............................................104 Fine Line Fabricating Inc..............102 Apache Gear......................................102 Fine Line Laser Cutting ................108 Apache Steel .......................................94 Foresight Finishing.......................108 AP Industrial ......................................108 Flow Corp........................................90 API Services .........................................67 Foresight Technologies ...............100 APMI .....................................................99 Frontier Metal Stamping .............108 Arcas Machine Inc. ...........................105 Fry Fabrications ..............................99 Arizona Finishing..............................103 Fry Media ................................1,32-34 Arizona Hard Chrome .....................103 Fry Steel Co.....................................94 Arizona Wire Spec .............................99 Ganesh Machinery.....................31,92 Arizona Wire Tool............................109 Gartman Tech Services ...........82,109 Arrow Sheet Metal...........................102 Geiger Electric Inc ...........................91 ARTL .....................................................99 Gilbert Metal Stamping..................99 Auer Precision...................................102 Gilbert Precision Machine............106 Ayers Gear & Mach ............................99 Gladhill Assoc...........................68,104 AZ CNC...8,9,15,49,59,76-79,90,93,95 Global EDM Supply ........................ 93 AZMARK ....................................100,108 Glover Precision, Inc.....................104 AZ Metals.......................................75,94 GMN USA......................................... 93 AZPMAP............................................ 100 Gold Tech Industries ...............60,104 AZ Tool Steel.......................................95 Great Western ..........................63,97 B&B Tool .............................................96 Grindworks ...................................100 B & T Tool & Engr..............................94 Group Manufacturing .................. 101 Backerworks Mfg.............................106 HK Machining ...............................105 .......................86 Hangsterfers ...................................94 Bank of Arizona..................................95 Harschco ......................................103 Barry Metals..................................22,95 Haynes Intl ......................................94 Bar-S Machine Inc ..............................99 Helical Solutions..............................97 Barton International ....................56,91 Helm Precision................................ 52 Bell Steel ............................................101 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding.... 101 BID Machine, Inc ..............................101 Horizon Carbide .............................99 Blaser....................................................95 Houghton........................................ 93 Blue Streak Grinding .................69,102 Howard PMP .................................104 BMSC ...........................................61,101 Howell Precision .....................50,100 Bolt’s Metallizing, Inc ......................105 HUB Intl ............................................97 Bralco Metals ...........................14,93,94 IEC Supply LLC................................ 93 Byington Steel Treating ..................103 Ind. Metal Supply ......................54,95 CAID .................................................. 100 Ind.Tool Die ..................................104 Cal Precision......................................105 Ind. Workholding Solution ........... 96 Canyon State Oil...................................2 Infinisys ................................. 100,104 Cassavant Machining.......................107 Innovative Cutting Tools ............... 93 Castrol....................................................2 Innovative Cutting Solutions.......108 Certified Inspection Services ...........99 Innovative Tool Sales ..................... 93 CGS Technologies, Inc. .................. 101 Intech Funding ................................47 Challenger Aerospace .....................104 Integrated Systems Inc ................109 ChemResearch .................................103 IPE Aerospace ................................. 74 CIS.........................................................99 IRH ...................................................99 Cling’s Manufacturing .....................101 ISMG ................................................89 CNC Machinery ..................................92 IVIS..............................................86,99 Coast Aluminum................................94 ITDE ...............................................104 Coastal Metals..............................12,95 Jan’s Inc..........................................105 Coating Tech................................85,100 J B’s Prec Ind..................................104 Collins Metal Finishing ................... 100 JD Ellen LLC....................................105 Consolidated Resources Inc.......30,97 Jemelco Inc....................................97 Continental Machining...................105 J.K. Tool.................................. ........92 Controlled Thermal.........................103 Jorgenson ........... ........................35,92 Country Financial................................96 JWB Manufacturing ......................103 CPI.........................................................99 K D Capital ......................................90 Creedbilt Inc.......................................106 Kerley Corp ..................................... 92 A Z METALWORKER • 110 • Jan/Feb 2013 2

KLK.......................................44-45,105 Klontech Indus. Sales .................90,96 KMT Waterjet .................................. 91 K-Zell Metals, Inc. .....................83,101 Kwik Mark Inc.............................64,91 L&W Machine Co. .........................104 LA Specialties ........................... 66,104 LAI International............................102 Larry Arroues ...................................93 Layke Inc ........................................100 Leavitt Group ................................... 97 Lindel Engineering ........................105 Lone Arrow ......................................93 Louie’s Black Oxide ............... 101,103 Louie’s Gun Finishing....................103 Lynch Brothers...............................103 Lynden Intl. ......................................99 Machinery Sales.............................. 92 Magnum Precision .. 20-21,90-93,100 Makino ........................................11,90 Marshall Tool & Supply ..................96 MarZee ................................50,94,102 Matrix Machine ....................... 99,100 Maxum Petroleum .......................2,95 May Foundry..................................102 MC Machinery ............................31,93 Mesa Machinery ..............................92 Metalcraft Inc.................................104 Metal Finishing Systems .................29 Metal Processing Intl.....................106 Metal Spinning .........................48,101 Metals Eng & Testing Labs ............. 97 Methods West ................................,92 Micro-Tronics ................................100 Micro 100....................................65,95 Micropulse West .............................99 Midaco Corp ....................................96 Milne................................................. 97 MMR LLC..........................................99 Moore Tool & Equip .......................92 Morsch Machine..............................99 MTLC ...........................................46,99 Muratec ............................................93 National Grinding & Mfg. .............102 Nelson Engineering.......................101 New Hope Machine ......................100 Nichols Precision ...........................106 Noranco............................................56 North-South ....................................93 OGP................................................... 91 Omax Corp..................................59,90 Orion Registrar ..............................104 Osborn Products ................... 100,102 Pacific Metal Stampings................108 Perfection Industrial Finishing .....107 Perma-Finish... ...............................103 Petroferm .........................................93 PGI...................................................104 Phoenix Grinding...........................100 Phoenix Heat Treat .......................103 Phoenix Metalcraft ........................107 Phoenix Metal Trading. ..................96 Phoenix Small Tool .........................96 Pioneer Distributing Co. ...............100 Powill Mfg ......................................103 Praxair Distribution .........................96 Precious Metal Plating. .................104 Precision Casting Repair ...............100 Precision Die & Stamping...............99 Precision Industrial Painting.........100 Precision Metalworks ...................109 Precision Metal Products..............109 Premier Precision .....................66,101 Prime Axis ................................ 24,100 Pro Precision ...................................102 PVB Fabrications.............................100 Quality Advisory...............................93 Qualichem, Inc..................................94 Quality Improvement Consulting ...98 Quality Mold....................................102 Quick Turn Financial.........................99 R&D Specialty Manco......................105 RMSS.................................................107 Road Machinery...............................108 Robar...................................................87 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...... .....91 Roentgen USA....................................91

Ron Grob..........................................105 Ryerson .............................................96 S&S Machinery Sales .................. 41,92 S L Fusco............................................94 Samuel, Son & Co..................26,94,95 Sandvik Coromant...................... 92,98 Satowfi ............................................105 Sav-On Plating.................................107 Savage Machine ...............................91 ........................ 103,111 SBG Capital........................................96 Scriven Precision Fab. ......................99 Seco Tools.........................................96 Self Clinch.................................... 18,93 Semiray .....................................51,105 Service & Sales............................... 109 Setco Spindles & Slides ...................95 Shaw Precision Grind’g ..................101 Shop Floor Automations .................97 Southwest Powder .........................103 Solar Atmospheres ...........................99 Southwest Spindle Service ..............96 Southwest Swiss Precision ............105 Southwest Waterjet .......................108 SPRINGWORKS Utah..................... 109 St Vrain ............................................106 Star Metal Fluids......... 17,91,92,96,97 Starrett ..............................................91 State Seal Company ...................... 104 State Technology..............................94 Steel Services Grind’g...............65,100 Stellar Machining & Fab Inc.......... 104 Sterling Fabrication Technology ...39,91 Sun Grinding .............................16,102 Sun Tech......................................... 109 Superior Grinding...........................103 Supra Alloys, Inc ...............................96 Sustaining Edge Solutions ......... 36,96 Swisstech Tooling & Mfg...............107 TAYCAR ...........................................102 TCI Precision Metals.................. ,87,94 TMM Precision..........................99,102 T.S.M. Mach. ....................................90 Team Industrial Services..........72,103 TechMark ........................................102 Tech Mold .........................................61 Temtco Steel.....................................94 The Metal Man..........................99,102 The Werks C&C ................................95 Tipco Punch ................................... 109 TMI (GibbsCAM) ...............................97 Tolleson Steel ...................................94 Toolcraft of Phoenix.......................105 Tooling Molds West.......................105 Tornquist Machinery........................91 Total Filtration Services ...................93 Total Quality Sys...............................94 Tornos ..........................................37,91 Trepanning Specialties...................107 Tri-Matrix Mach ..............................101 Trio Tool............................................93 Trusty-Cook ................................ 43,92 Tube Service .....................................94 TVT Die Casting ........................84,102 TW Metals .........................................95 U S Shop Tools ........................... 27,93 Ulbrich of CA............................... 55,94 United Performance Metals ...... 38,94 Uni-Tek ........................................... 104 Universal Laser Systems...................62 US Carbide Tools........................... 109 Val-Tech Mfg ...................................101 Valley Industrial Painting ...............108 Washington Cal. ......................103 Wayco Sales Inc ................................91 WC Machine & Tool.......................101 Weiser/Mile High Precision ...........102 Western States Metal.......................97 Whitley Machine ......................102 Widia ...............................................101 Wire-Tech........................................101 Wolf Precision Tool..................84,108 Wrico ..........................................54,101 Wright Prototype .......................... 100 X5.....................................................101

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4'-5" 5'-0" 5'-6" 6'-0" 6'-6" 7'-0" 7'-6" 8'-0" 8'-6" 9'-0" 9'-6" 10'-0" 10'-6" 11'-0" 11'-6" 12'-0" 12'-6" 13'-0" 13'-6" 14'-0" 14'-6" 15'-0" 15'-6" 16'-0" 16'-6" 17'-0" 17'-6" 18'-0" 18'-6"

15.44 16.44 17.44 18.44 19.44 20.44 21.44 22.44 23.44 24.44 25.44 26.44 27.44 28.44 29.44 30.44 31.44 32.44 33.44 34.44 35.44 36.44 37.44 38.44 39.44 40.44 41.44 42.44 43.44

16.79 17.94 19.09 20.24 21.39 22.54 23.69 24.84 25.99 27.14 28.29 29.44 30.59 31.74 32.89 34.04 35.19 36.34 37.49 38.64 39.79 40.94 42.09 43.24 44.39 45.54 46.69 47.84 48.99

18.59 19.94 21.29 22.64 23.99 25.34 26.69 28.04 29.39 30.74 32.09 33.44 34.79 36.14 37.49 38.84 40.19 41.54 42.89 44.24 45.59 46.94 48.29 49.64 50.99 52.34 53.69 55.04 56.39

27.81 30.05 29.30 32.57 30.78 35.10 32.26 37.62 33.74 40.15 35.23 42.67 36.71 45.20 38.19 47.72 39.67 50.25 41.16 52.77 42.64 55.30 44.12 57.82 45.60 60.35 47.09 62.87 48.57 65.40 50.05 67.92 51.53 70.45 53.02 72.97 54.60 75.60 55.98 78.02 57.46 80.55 58.95 83.07 60.43 85.60 61.91 88.12 63.39 90.65 64.88 93.17 66.36 95.70 67.84 98.22 69.32 100.75

41.18 43.93 46.67 49.41 52.15 54.90 57.64 60.38 63.12 65.87 68.61 71.35 74.09 76.84 79.58 82.32 85.06 87.81 90.55 93.29 96.03 98.78 101.52 104.26 107.00 109.75 112.49 115.23 117.97

19'-0" 19'-6" 20'-0" 20'-6" 21'-0" 21'-6" 22'-0" 22'-6" 23'-0" 23'-6" 24'-0" 24'-6" 25'-0" 25'-6" 26'-0" 26'-6" 27'-0" 27'-6" 28'-0" 28'-6" 29'-0" 29'-6" 30'-0" 31'-6" 32'-0" 32'-6" 33'-0" 33'-6" 34'-0"

44.44 45.44 46.44 47.44 48.44 49.44 50.44 51.44 52.44 53.44 54.44 55.44 56.44 57.44 58.44 59.44 60.44 61.44 62.44 63.44 64.44 65.44 66.44 69.44 70.44 71.44 72.44 73.44 74.44

50.14 51.29 52.44 53.59 54.74 55.89 57.04 58.19 59.34 60.49 61.64 62.79 63.94 65.09 66.24 67.39 68.54 69.69 70.84 71.99 73.14 74.29 75.44 78.89 80.04 81.19 82.34 83.49 84.64

57.74 59.09 60.44 61.79 63.14 64.49 65.84 67.19 68.54 69.89 71.24 72.59 73.94 75.29 76.64 77.99 79.34 80.69 82.04 83.39 84.74 86.09 87.44 91.49 92.84 94.19 95.54 96.89 98.24

70.81 72.29 73.77 75.25 76.74 78.22 79.70 81.18 82.67 84.15 85.63 87.11 88.60 90.08 91.56 93.04 94.53 96.01 97.49 98.97 100.46 101.94 103.42 107.87 109.35 110.83 112.32 113.80 115.28

103.27 105.80 108.32 110.85 113.37 115.90 118.42 120.95 123.47 126.00 128.52 131.05 133.57 136.10 138.62 141.15 143.67 146.20 148.72 172.82 153.77 156.30 158.82 166.40 168.92 171.45 173.97 176.60 179.02

120.72 123.46 126.20 128.94 131.69 134.43 137.17 139.91 142.66 145.40 148.14 150.88 153.63 156.37 159.11 161.85 164.60 167.34 170.08 172.82 175.57 178.31 181.05 189.28 192.02 194.76 197.51 200.25 202.99

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