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Vol. 18, No. 4 July/Aug 2012

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Editors Corner “If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig.” WoodrowWilson I had the pleasure of interviewing 7 different machine shops for articles, as well as a half a dozen others for announcements. There was a unique thing across these entities that I found inspiring. Owners mentoring, and employee loyalty/longevity. Mentoring - The owner is grooming a talented individual(s) for succession in his or her business. Sometimes it is a family member who stepped up to the challenge (Arcas Machine), and sometimes it is someone unrelated to the family (e.g.Nelson Engineering, PVB Fabrications). In the case of Nelson Engineering , now president John Anglin came to the company nearly right out of college. With intelligence and ambition, the family owned business management team groomed John for his current position. And it is inspiring to hear that Nelson Engineering employees have longevity; no wonder they don’t fear for job security when they contribute to the company’s success. In the case of PVB Fabrications, a young single father started up the business out of necessity. He needed flexibility to raise his children. The business is growing exponentially, and when I met with owner Peter Van Bogaert, he told me that one of his employees, a kid still, just having graduated from college, was going to be his successor. The ‘kid’ started working for Peter a few years ago, while attending college, and Peter sees the talent and ambition in this young man, so much so that he is grooming him to eventually run the business. Jim Ellison, Chairman Emeritus of Ellison Technologies, was awarded with the prestigious Honorary Membership award by AMTDA (American MachineTool Distributor’s Association) for his decades of work supporting manufacturing in the United States, even attracting new talent to the industry. Jim worked with Michigan State University to launch their Industrial Distribution Program, as well as starting the MBA mentoring program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Ben Costabile, founder and CEO of Precision Die and Stamping (PD&S), is now looking for young talent to bring into the industry. This is important to PD&S, because it is so great to work for this company that employees hardly leave! And when they do leave, it is often to start up their own business. Ben isn’t bitter when a former employee goes out on their own; rather he celebrates this!

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

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CNC Performance Training at Ellison Ellison Machinery Company held its first CNC Performance Training on June 6th, sharing industry best- practices and tips to maximize productivity with Renishaw probes. Machinists from several valley companies met at the showroom in Tempe, AZ 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 skill set 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. Aug 1st: Toolpath Optimization & Postprocessors Sept 5th: Maximizing Productivity with your Haas Renishaw Probes Nov 7th: Haas 5-Axis Basics Dec 5th: Live Tooling & Haas Y-Axis

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Chris Drozdowski Celebrates 2nd Year Supporting Customers with Houghton Line of Fluids Though Chris Drozdowski is fairly new to Houghton, with less than 2 years of tenure, he is not a newcomer to Arizona or to the machining industry. Chris has held a number of positions over the past 4 decades. Starting from packing boxes at Cleveland Twist Drill Co in Cleveland, OH, he was promoted over the years to the Engineering Department. Chris moved to Arizona in 1988 with Iscar Metals, and built up a sales team of 26 employees to support customers through the Western United States.

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Today,Chris supports customers throughout AZ, NV, NM, CO, UT, and El Paso, TX. Chris says, “I am proud to represent the fine line of Houghton fluids. For the aerospace industry, we offer a superior product called Hocut 795. It represents a breakthrough in coolant technology from the standpoint of biological issues. Hocut 795 is utilized in more than 1000 major customer locations totaling more than 25 million sump gallons in the US alone. Our customer base includes the likes of Boeing, Goodrich Aerospace, Sikorsky Helicopter, Ford, Chrysler, GM, Rolls Royce, Timken, Toyota, Misubishi, Caterpillar, John Deere, Briggs and Stratton, Harley Davidson and Tecumseh.We have received NASA approval as well!”

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The Veteran-Owned,Woman-Owned small business is now making some executive D av i d O l ve r a Jo i n s management changes. Christian Guy was Makino Senior Process recently promoted to as General Manager of Development Engineer the company, and founder Gary Kincart will step down from his day to day management Makino has expanded its titanium process research and development of the company. Gary says, “It is time to take group with the recent addition of David Olvera. Joining Makino as a some time senior off, and to begin a newengineer, phase ofOlvera brings with him extensive process development my life thatknowledge includes more vacations.inItitanium have been grooming Christian for and experience processing. the past year, and he is poised to take CGS Technologies to the next level. “Thea very addition of Olvera to the titanium research and development Christian has strong business background, with experience in a group solidifies our position as an international knowledge leader in law firm, in manufacturing, and in Finance. Christian is well prepared titanium process engineering,” says Mark Larson, Makino’s titanium to support R&D our customers worldwide.” manager. “His robust academic background will be a key asset in our objective to research and analyze the machining of titanium, the

CGS Technologies is the an cutting approved supplier to tosome ofnew theprocesses largest effects within zone and our ability develop for the highest level of productivity andGeneral efficiency.” aerospace companies, including Honeywell, Dynamics, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, and Ducommun, to name a Olvera received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from few. Their Pachuca products ship to these customers all over the world. For Institute of Technology in Pachuca, Mexico. He also holds a more information, contact Christian at 623-869-0600 or visit their master’s degree in manufacturing systems from the Monterrey Institute website at of Technology. Olvera is currently working on his PhD in mechanical engineering, design and manufacturing through the University of the Basque Country near Bilbao, Spain.

PVB Fabrications, an 8(a) Certified Olvera has been published on a variety of topics related to titanium Minority-Owned Business, Announces process engineering such as ball nose helical milling of titanium alloys, analysis ofand a tool-tip’s radial stiffness on turn-milling centers, and the Expansion Open House! prediction of tool stiffness for machine tools. In addition to his academic background, Olvera has worked with a varietyfounded of machine platforms PVB Fabrications, inTucson in

2003 by Peter Van Bogaert, is pleased to announce their relocation into a new larger facility. The new 20,000 square foot metal fabrication facility includes the latest in manufacturing equipment, CNC plasma cutting, and the addition of precision waterjet equipment to augment their already


(602)258-7300 258-7300 tel (602) tel and control software. A world leader in advanced CNC machining centers, Makino provides a robust wide range of high-precision metal-cutting EDM machinery, production and design capability.and The company is also certified including horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, to provide on-site mobile fabrication. 5-axis machining centers, graphite machining centers, and wire and Ram EDMs. Our flexible automation solutions provide reduced labor Peter “Since we opened for business overvolumes 9-yearsandago, our loyal costs andsays, increased throughput in a variety of production designs. services, we offer industry-leading clientsWith relyMakino on ourengineering quality, responsiveness, and customer service. We expertise for eventhe theopportunity most challenging industries. appreciated to applications serve themacross backallthen, and continue to For more information, call 1-800-552-3288 or visit

appreciate the privilege of being part of their team today”.(Pictured from the left are Martin Martinez, Field Operations Manager;Peter Van Bogaert, President; Arlyn Van De Mark, Shop Operations Manager.)

To thank theTucson community for years of success, PVB will be hosting an Open House at their facility on July 13th. Contact them today to hear more about the celebration 520-623-3529.

Jim Ellison awarded honorary member status Jim Ellison, Chairman Emeritus of Ellison Technologies, was awarded with the Announcements Continued Page 10 Z METALWORKER •award 7 • March/Apr 2012 prestigious Honorary AMembership by AMTDA, The American Machine Tool Distributor’s Association. Accepting the award on Jim’s behalf were Tim Kilty, President and CEO of Ellison Technologies, Inc., and Kent Lorenz, President of the Midwest Division of 2

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Distribution Program, as well as starting the MBA mentoring program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Today Ellison Technologies is the largest machine tool distributor, with 21 locations across the United States and Canada and has over 500 employees. Tim Kilty states, “Jim has served as a terrific model for me to follow, but more importantly, he is a special friend. It is an honor for me to succeed him as Ellison CEO.” The honorary membership award has been made to five individuals in AMTDA’s 87-year history and was most recently presented to Marcus Crotts of Crotts and Saunders Engineering in 2009.

All World Machinery Taking Spindle Repair Accessories to a Whole New Level All World Machinery Supply is changing the way machine tool companies source their spindle repair parts accessories.With a 100 percent commitment to personal customer service and the “one stop shop” convenience for spindle repair parts and accessories, the industry is taking notice.

Announcements & Releases Continued Ellison Technologies, Inc., and former AMTDA Chairman in 2007-2008. Peter Borden, AMTDA President commented, “Jim Ellison’s influence on AMTDA and the entire machine tool industry has been widely known and regarded, and deserves to be recognized and applauded. Jim served on almost every committee and task force at AMTDA beginning in the 1970s and continuing through his entire career. Jim’s chairmanship in 1981-82 was highlighted by AMTDA’s entrance into the regional machine tool show business which allowed AMTDA to expand its products and services offerings, and provided the foundation for significant Association membership growth and influence.” The Ellison legacy with AMTDA began with Jim’s father, J.O. (Jim) Ellison who was Chairman of AMTDA in 1958-1959, and began the Ellison Company in 1955. Jim became president of Ellison in 1968 and diversified the company into new ventures such as accessories through SMW products, as a machine tool builder at Tree Machine. Jim was the first distributor to incorporate service and applications engineers as part of being a total systems integrator. Jim was also very active in attracting new talent to the industry, spending time with Michigan State University to launch their Industrial A2Z METALWORKER

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National Sales Manager Rich Koepp puts it simply: “For years, our company has been supplying bearings, seals, hydraulics, belts and any and everything having to do with machine tool repair to thousands of customers across the country. Through experience and education of the industry, we realized we can truly offer our customers a unique service for particular facets of our customers’ needs.” Koepp adds: “we realized if we are helping so many customers with the bearings and o-rings for their spindle repairs, why not take it to another level for them?” Today, All World Machinery sources thousands of parts each month for their customers spindle repair needs. The days of simply supplying a bearing here, an o-ring there, are over. Says Announcements Continued Page 12


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Announcements & Releases Continued Koepp: “we supply many of our customers with their disc springs for the draw bar repair as a compliment to what we offer for spindle repair. Furthermore, many times our customers will send us their oil chilling units for inspection while their spindle is out for repair. Many customers never realized that the oil chiller can be the cause of spindle failure in the first place. Whether it is proximity sensors, bearing grease, tool eye sensors, seals, lubrication accessories, precision locknuts or that high speed ceramic bearing, it’s a win-win lineup for all of our customers.”

Holly Sterling Celebrates 1Year Anniversay at CRI! Consolidated Resources is pleased to announce that Holly Sterling is celebrating her 1 year anniversary back at the company. Holly is not new to scrap metal recycling or to CRI. In fact, she was the company’s first account executive 12 years ago. She spent time in the home building industry as well as the paper recycling industry before returning to CRI.Today, Holly serves on the AZRC (Arizona Recycling Coalition) board. Consolidated Resources is a full service industrial recycling company, and has been providing customized recycling solutions for manufacturers and contractors in Arizona since 1990.Contact Holly A2Z METALWORKER

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Lindel Engineering Celebrates 25 Years in Business! Lindel Engineering is pleased to announce that it is celebrating 25 years in business.The company, an ISO9001:2008 certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, has been serving customers from its Tucson facility. The company offers precision CNC machining services to prototype, research & development, and production orders. They have a reputation for quality, on time delivery, and the ability to handle difficult projects. The company is expanding and has announced in this publication new job opportunities. For more information, visit their website at www. or call them at 520-792-3160.

MakinoTo Highlight New Manufacturing Solutions at Farnborough Airshow Makino plans to share its latest machining and process solutions for aerospace manufacturing July 9-15 at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England. Makino will host discussions at its chalet, C5, regarding new aerospace manufacturing Announcements Continued Page 14





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“The aerospace manufacturing industry continues to grow rapidly, and the International Farnborough Airshow is the perfect opportunity for manufacturers to learn about the latest high-performance manufacturing technologies,” says Mark Rentschler, Makino marketing manager. “Makino’s chalet visitors will have the opportunity to meet with our senior management, designers and application engineers to discuss their aerospace manufacturing challenges and how Makino can help them meet increasingly stringent requirements for quality and lead times.”

OMAX® Will Bring Innovative Abrasive Waterjet Technology to IMTS 2012 OMAX Corporation will be at IMTS 2012 in Booth N-6228, September 10-15 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, demonstrating the versatility and high-speed precision cutting capabilities of the industry’s most advanced abrasive waterjet technology provided by machines and accessories from the extensive OMAX and MAXIEM® product lines.

Makino’s award-winning ADVANTiGE titanium machining technologies offer dramatic reductions in cost and lead-times for titanium aerospace manufacturing, enabling four times the productivity and tool life of conventional technologies.This titanium process solution is composed of several key machining technologies including a high-power, high-torque tilting spindle, Collision Safe Guard and Autonomic SpindleTechnologies, high-pressure, high-flow coolant system, vibration damping system and a rigid machine construction.

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“These awards are all about our customers and we sincerely thank you for all of your business. We look forward to continuing to serve your machine tool needs in the coming years. Thank you!”

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Mazak Continues Growth to Support U.S. Manufacturers Samuel Aerospace is one of North America’s top ten processors and distributors of metals, operating more than 40 facilities which are strategically located throughout Canada and the United States. Additional facilities maintained in the United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico and China extend our reach globally. Our strategically placed processing and service centers allow us to offer on time and JIT delivery services.

Samuel Aerospace alloys are available in a complete range of shapes and sizes to meet the diverse requirements of the commercial and defense aerospace markets. We stock one of the most extensive aluminum inventories in the industry. Our available aerospace aluminum offering includes:

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A variety of AS, ISO and TS standards ensures conformance to customer’s requirements. Primary aerospace service centers are ISO 9000 and AS9100/9120 certified. Samuel Aerospace offers value-added quality processing services including:

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Our pre-production processing services are all performed to stringent quality standards to your specifications, saving you time and money while ensuring the quality of your end product. We go to great heights to deliver the right product to the correct quality standards, on time, every time. Plus, we offer Stock and Release and Vendor Managed Inventory programs. These programs can help your company eliminate costly inventories and improve cash flow.

To learn more contact your Samuel Aerospace Metals representative or call (877) 565-7050. Everything you need in a metals supplier…quality, reliability and availability.

Announcements & Releases Continued machines accurately and quickly cut a wide range of materials, from advanced composites and exotic alloys to traditional metals, rubber and glass. Made in the USA, the proven OMAX and MAXIEM machines offer quality solutions to broad-based machining applications.

Arizona CNC Supports Delcam with a 1 Week Delcam Training Program Hosted at Their Facility Last month, a number of Delcam users trained on the software in a 1 week training session hosted at Arizona CNC. Greg Whelan, president of Arizona CNC, says, “We work closely with Delcam, and we were delighted to be able to support their training efforts at our facility. Attendees were able to see and work hands on with the Okuma machinery using Delcam’s software. A2Z METALWORKER

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Following the recent expansion of the National Parts Center at its Florence, Kentucky, manufacturing campus, Mazak Corporation announced another significant expansion, this time of its National Technology Center and Center for MultiTasking and Manufacturing Excellence. The expanded facility will provide customers with significantly enhanced applications support and training opportunities, as well as allow Mazak to demonstrate larger-size machines and create increased opportunities for process solutions including complete turnkey manufacturing systems. The National Technology Center is the hub for Mazak’s eight Regional Technology Centers and, as such, enhances Mazak’s customer support capabilities throughout North America. The expansion of the National Technology Center will allow for additional collaboration with the regional centers and distributors’ technical centers for providing the engineering, development and necessary floor space to perform customer runoffs of larger manufacturing systems to meet current customer demand. With this expansion, the NationalTechnology Center, which opened in 1996 and was doubled in size as the result of a 2006 expansion, will now grow from 69,000 to 100,183 square feet of space. Included will be the addition of seven new high bay areas, a second story to its office section and additional square footage for its technology demonstration area. “Manufacturing in the United States is growing, and there are ever increasing opportunities to collaborate closely with our customers to develop innovative solutions that increase their productivity, efficiency and equipment utilization,” said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. “Mazak is committed to doing everything we can to provide manufacturers with access to the most advanced technology and support, which is made possible through our Technology Centers. We intend to provide our customers with a wide variety of training so they can fully realize the benefits of highly productive new Mazak machines.”

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While Japan has long desired a stealth fighter - it mounted a long but ultimately futile quest to obtain the Lockheed F-22 - it warned in February that cost rises associated with the F-35 could result in it cancelling its planned order. In an email to Flightglobal, the Japanese ministry of defense outlined Tokyo’s current position on price increases. It said that if the cost increases “without valid reasons, there is a possibility that a procurement could be cancelled”. The email added: “This message is conveyed to the US side occasionally. [The] MoD will continue to request the US government to deliver the aircraft at the price, in accordance with the content of the proposal by the period requested.” Increasing costs within the F-35 program have been a contentious issue among other future operators, including Australia, Canada and Norway.

USA pegs value of Japanese F-35 deal at $10 billion The USA has assessed the proposed sale of 42 Lockheed Martin F-35A fighter aircraft to Japan at $10 billion. In a notification to Congress, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency outlined the details of the proposed Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal. The package covers an initial four F-35s and an option to purchase 38 additional aircraft. In December 2011, Japan selected the conventional take-off and landing variant of the F-35 as the winner of an F-X competition to replace its McDonnell Douglas/Mitsubishi Heavy Industries F-4 Phantoms. The F-35 defeated rival bids from the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and Eurofighter Typhoon. The FMS package includes the aircraft, Pratt & Whitney F135 engines including five spares - electronic warfare systems and other equipment. It also includes logistical support, including software development and integration, spare parts, training and other elements. At $10 billion, the deal values each aircraft at roughly $238 million, although this number includes a lifetime of support. A2Z METALWORKER

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Lockheed has said that the F-35A can be delivered for an average unit cost of about $75 million. However, that figure is based on an assumption that the USA and eight Joint Strike Fighter partner countries order more than 3,100 jets in the next 25 years.

Study: Graduate STEM Enrollment Increases Inside Higher Ed reported, “Enrollments in graduate science, engineering and technology programs have grown sharply over the last decade but slowed in 2009-10, according to new data from the National Science Foundation.” The “study, drawn from the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering conducted by the foundation and the National Institutes of Health, shows that enrollments in graduate programs in STEM fields grew by 30 percent from 2000 to 2010, and that the growth was even larger -- 50 percent -- in the number of first-time, full-time enrollees in such programs. Enrollments of women grew at a faster pace than those of men (roughly 40 percent vs. 30 percent), and the rates of enrollments by underrepresented minority studies outpaced those of white and Asian Americans (though their actual numbers were much lower).”


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Boeing Tanker Development On Track AFP reported, “Boeing is on track to meet its target of delivering the first KC-46 aerial refuelling tankers by 2017 to the US Air Force, a top company executive said.” Dennis Muilenburg, president and chief executive of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, said the tanker program is “on schedule and on cost” and he is “very confident” this trend will continue.

Hot Rolled Steel Imports Jump in April Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) President William E. Gaskin called April’s sharp rise in hot-rolled steel imports – the product most commonly used by metalformers – an indication that metalforming activity remains relatively steady amidst volatile overall economic and business A2Z METALWORKER

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“Like much of the broader economy and market activity, there is a fair amount of volatility in the monthly indicators we use to gauge industry activity,” said Gaskin. “PMA’s business conditions report for May indicated that members expect business conditions to soften during the next three months, with 24 percent of participants anticipating an improvement in economic activity compared with 37 percent in April, and 16 percent predicting a decline in activity – a figure that rose from 12% last month. “In addition to the continuing economic volatility, small- and medium-sized manufacturers are concerned that Congress meaningfully address broad-based tax reform in the coming year,” continued Gaskin. “Substantive changes to the tax code that give favorable treatment to ‘C’ corporations and ignore the importance of pass-through entities (e.g., S-Corps and LLCs), or alter the long-standing Research and DevelopmentTax Credit, could negatively impact companies in our sector. If you add on the broader industry challenge of coping with a shortage of skilled workers available to fill open positions on a national level, it is clear that small and medium manufacturers need thoughtful leadership from elected officials if the industry is going to be allowed to prosper over the long term.” PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processe


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Phoenix GE unit gets FDA approval for ultrasound probe With approval secured from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, GE Healthcare is ramping up production of the cardiovascular ultrasound system developed at its Phoenix facility. GE Global Ultrasound Probes, a division of London-based GE Healthcare’s ultrasound business, employs 250 people at its Phoenix plant at 4313 E. Cotton Center Blvd. GE Healthcare employs 50,000 people around the world. John Schmeling, general manager of GE Global Ultrasound Probes in Phoenix, said he expects a 10 to 15 percent increase in the manufacturing of the probes, which means he will have to hire more people to keep up. He expects to manufacture 30,000 probes this year, but he said it is too soon to determine how many jobs will be created as the company boosts production. “As we look toward how we can see ultrasound in new clinical applications, that will continue to drive growth,” he said of the product, which received FDA approval last month. “It keeps us excited about working here.” The newest feature on the 4-D system is a probe that allows patients

to receive an ultrasound scan from inside the body during a procedure, said Jessica Abraham, GE senior processing engineer, who was part of the team that created the product. The probe is used to perform a transesophageal echocardiogram. It is inserted down a patient’s throat and positioned along the stomach wall to image the heart function. Dr. Richard Heuser, director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix, said he looks forward to using the 4-D transducer for transesophageal echocardiography.“Over the last two or three years, people have come up with a 3-D image of using transesophageal echocardiography,” he said. “4-D will take this to a different level. The pictures are unbelievable. But they have become more and more important to us as we do more and more procedures less invasively to the heart valve. I can’t underestimate the value of this.” Much like an ultrasound used to see a fetus developing in the womb, this 4-D ultrasound also continuously updates the image, making it look like a movie, Abraham said.“For cardiac applications, you can see the heart in 4-D and watch it pump,” she said. One of the things that made Phoenix a good place to develop the transducer with the 4-D capability was that her team had to branch into semiconductorlike processing technologies, including hiring chip experts to work on the project. Abraham said having that basis allowed the company to leverage local expertise in that sector. A2Z METALWORKER

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when we started the process two and a half short years ago,” Mason Holland, Eclipse Aerospace chairman and CEO, said in a statement. Besides announcing production of the Eclipse 550, Eclipse also announced the Eclipse International Dealer organization. Dealers representing more than 30 countries have signed agreements to buy Eclipse 550 jets scheduled for delivery in 2014 and early 2015, the company said. The Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet is built on the Eclipse 500 model, but includes updated aircraft systems, such as auto-throttles, synthetic vision, enhanced vision and a redundant flight management system. Eclipse Aerospace operates its corporate offices in Charleston, S.C. Its principal operations are in Albuquerque and Chicago.

Solar Impulse Plane To Attempt First Solar-Powered Intercontinental Flight AFP reports Bernard Piccard “aims to make the world’s first intercontinental flight in a solar-powered plane, taking off from Madrid shortly before dawn on a daring trip to Rabat.” Piccard and the Solar Impulse plane have been in Madrid since May 25. While this flight will be groundbreaking, it “is intended as a rehearsal for the plane’s round-the-world flight planned for 2014.”

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Lockheed Martin earlier this month won a key contract to assist with the Pentagon’s Cyber Crime Center for more than $400 million. In March, Northrop Grumman landed a $189 million cybersecurity contract to strengthen cyberprotections across the Department of Defense and the intelligence community over three years. Meanwhile, Booz Allen Hamilton last year was awarded a cybercontract with the Navy that stands to bring in $189.4 million over five years. In the past few months, Congress has hit the gas pedal on efforts to set down new security rules that could govern critical infrastructure maintained by private industry, like power plants and water systems, as well as federal computer systems. Lawmakers are also weighing the ways in which industry and the federal government can more easily share classified and unclassified information about emerging threats ahead of a crippling attack. Utilities are engaging members of Congress on the security requirements that could fall on so-called critical infrastructure, while tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Intel and Amazon are mostly plugged into the debate over information shared about cyberthreats. Even Facebook is an ardent supporter of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, the controversial House informationsharing bill.They all have a stake and represent different sides in the debate, as potential subjects of any new regulation. But a prominent group lobbying lawmakers is contracting companies and others that work in defense and infrastructure. And some of those players would very likely be called on to work with the federal government and other entities on improving the security of computer systems.

North South Celebrates 17 Years In Arizona and Grand Opening of Their Showroom North South recently celebrated their 17th year of supporting machine shops in Arizona. The company just opened a Showroom, complete with machine tools that new and prospective customers can see first-hand. The new facility is conveniently located at 4221 E Raymond St, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ. Hundreds of customers came to the Grand Opening on June 13th and 14th. They were able to see North South’s line of machining and fabrication solutions in action, including from such builders as Accurpress, Mistubishi, Accurshear, PEM Technologies, Muratec, and Bruderer. Glen Zachman, Sales Engineer for North South in Arizona, says, “We staff a local experienced team of service technicians in Arizona to maintain your Mitsubishi lasers, EDM’s, waterjets and mills, as well as your AccurPress and AccurShear machines. Additionally, we carry spare and wear parts for your EDM, waterjet, and your factory OEM replacement parts for AccurPress and AccurShear.” Customers mingled, saw machines in action, attended training sessions, and were treated to an exquisite lunch. Glen and the team at North South thank all of their customers in Arizona for helping to celebrate the gala event. To learn more about the North South line of machine tools, call Glen Zachman at 602-391-4696.


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trip they had a conference with their employees and announced they were moving the business to Meridian Idaho. They asked their long time employees to come with them and start a new life in Idaho. Four of the employees moved with four family members, Jack, Dale, Wayne, Ron, and all their families.Two remain working at the plant today and the other two retired from the company that brought them to Idaho.That says a lot for the management team and the work environment at Micro 100. We interviewed Randy Nedrow, VP of Sales & Marketing for Micro 100 and asked what the secret sauce was and how management applies it. Randy told us the average tenure at Micro 100 is 17 plus years, unheard of in this industry. Randy said, “Dale Newberry, the President all the way through to the janitor, lead by example.We are not a dictatorship; we harbor and foster a culture of ownership.We have quarterly employee meetings and share every aspect of the business with all employees. Many people can’t believe we share all the information about our company.The leadership team of the company is Dale Newberry-President,Wayne Newberry-VP, Randy Nedrow, VP Sales & Marketing, Craig Graf- VP Manufacturing, & Mick Armstrong – VP Finance. This management team brings in all employees in groups to their employee conference room and goes over every detail from quality, flow rates, cycle time improvements to finance. We show actual numbers and everyone in the company feels like they are an owner. The employees enjoy a 401K plan that Micro 100 matches very generously and bonuses are distributed to every employee.We have grown in every year this business has existed except for one and we felt the pain that everyone in the industry did that year.” We asked Randy, “So what makes your company’s tools different from all the many other manufacturers in the world?” Randy said, “If you put an end mill in front of our competitors and asked them to give us one reason their end mill is better than mine, all ten will believe they have something better, the shape, the flute, the geometry, etc.The truth is, every manufacturer of tools uses the same type of grinders and various methods for making cutting tools, and everything is basically the same. The only difference is the carbide, Game Over. Tools break because of the carbide quality and consistency of grain or lack of it. If you have inconsistent grain in your carbide it breaks. With Micro 100’s proprietary carbide treatment every ingredient of the substrate is completely homogeneous (of uniform structure or composition throughout) every time. No one else can do this because Micro 100 changed everything.This is the main reason we can drop a tool on a cement floor and it does not shatter or break. Our tools are one of the highest priced tools on the market at the time of purchase and by the time they finally wear out the consumer can realize a 30% to 3000% longer tool life.This makes our tools the least expensive at the end of their life of use.”

Micro 100 sells into over 64 countries with a very unique and able sales force of 38 sales eng ineer s providing solutions. Randy’s sales team consists of Engineers, Programmers, Machinists, and the like. Randy told us, “you can always teach a guy to sell but knowledge is a very necessary trait in fixing and solving problems at the end user. Our sales force members are educators and will go to the consumers, and offer solutions right at the spindle, make a sale and walk into the local Micro 100 Distributor and hand the sale right over to them. Selling through industrial distributors is not revolutionary by any means, however being very loyal to them, having a minimum number of distributors and protecting them is indeed very revolutionary in current times. A company in our size range generally has about 1200 to 1400 distributors in the marketplace; MICRO 100 has close to 400; by design. One of our company credos is do the maximum amount of business with the least amount of partners; we are the last of the Mohicans. If we get an order from anyone that is not an authorized distributor we will not ship it. It must go through our authorized distribution network. Our distributor network relationships are a foot wide and over 2000 ft. deep, Randy laughs.” “We have a very close relationship with great support for our distribution family.” Micro 100 literally doubled the size of the plant and employees about a decade ago. Today they have 115 non-union employees in a very modern state of the art 52K sq. ft. facility. With a multimillion dollar plant expansion 12 years ago, complete new manufacturing systems in place, the Micro 100 team instituted a Kanban system, promoting discipline in manufacturing and added millions in capital investments to improve the way they do business. Back at the time of the expansion the mayor of Meridian nominated Dale Newberry– Idaho Small Business Owner of the Year. “Our company is so genuine. Dale even went to the White House for a dinner withVice President Gore as a result of the award.” Randy said. Micro 100 is without a doubt a world leader in cutting tools and maintains the market leadership position in the Brazed Tooling segment. Leading by example, leading a great team, producing a superior product, through a highly professional sales engineering team, with a strong and viable distribution network.This is a winning combination.

Here’s what some customers and business associations say about Micro 100: “I have worked with and for Micro 100 for 14 years now. This company is one of the best carbide manufacturers in the USA without question. Micro 100’s products are always manufactured to the utmost of quality and care and do not come back from the consumer due to manufacturing errors. With only a .04% return rate that gives the salesman in the field the confidence it takes to achieve new business and educate our dealers of the benefits of selling our products to their customers. I have worked with many different manufacturers over the years and Micro 100 remains and still is number 1 from a sales point of view. I am an independent representative that can only be as effective as the manufacturers we represent and because of Micro 100 my agency has reached new heights

within the distribution channel we focus our efforts on day in and day out. Micro 100 is truly the best carbide manufacturer in the USA.” The President of a National Rep Firm “Micro 100 is a key supplier for our Tool Company. They offer a broad range of high end products, competitively priced, and with quick delivery.The Micro 100 team is great to work with and always available when necessary. It is always a pleasure to speak with Randy Nedrow about any issue including industry trends.” Senior Product Manager for a Nationally Acclaimed Industrial Distributor “Our Tool Supply Company has been a distributor for Micro 100 since the early 90’s.The cooperation from Micro 100 is excellent.Their customer service is outstanding, from their field support staff to the inside sales personnel.All bend over backwards to help as needed! As to the product itself, it’s indestructible; a user of their products never has problems with Micro 100’s quality. They have some of the best on time deliveries in the industry! They have expanded their products to cover a greater breadth of the industrial market and are continually doing so by developing new tooling to offer the market. Micro 100 falls into a selective group of our A1 top suppliers.They really are a great bunch of people!” Director of Purchasing for a Major Nationally Acclaimed Tool Supply Company “Micro 100 has positioned themselves over the years as a provider of unique carbide cutting tools that span various applications in many markets. Although Micro grain carbide may be commonplace, Micro 100 has always led their marketing efforts with how their extraordinary process of producing micro grain carbide stands above the rest. Their continued success in the heavily saturated carbide round cutting tool market is truly a testament to their manufacturing, quality, and marketing efforts over many years.” Senior Product Manager for a Major Nationally Acclaimed Tool Supply Company “I have been using Micro 100 products for over 25 years.They make great carbide and I really like the Micro-QUIK quick-change tooling. I can insert a new tool quickly and the repeatability is near perfect every time under .0005” accuracy. My only question is why did it take so long to create it? The sales force and customer support is really good to the point that I can get free tools to try on specific and difficult jobs. I have a shop with 53 screw machines and I couldn’t run it without Micro 100.” President for a Large Machine Shop “I’ve been doing business with Micro 100 for over 15 years.They have a superior product and compared to their competitors it is much better. Our cost per part is minimized with their tooling; I make more profit with their tools. I’m never shut down and they always deliver. The product is always the same with no variation. This is very important to us. Their technical knowledge is excellent and their field service, Charlie Mersinas is awesome! Charlie is trustworthy, has great character, and he is allowed free reign in my shop. He is there to help us.Also, the Micro-QUIK Quick-Change system has really helped us reduce set ups and lower our costs. It’s the best thing since sliced bread!” General Manager for a Large Machine Shop For more information on Micro 100,call them at 800-421-8065, Email: , A2Z METALWORKER

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‘Freedom Is Fit for Service’ Some design problems persist, some fixes remain to be made, but overall, the littoral combat ship (LCS) Freedom is moving ahead to meet its deployment schedule for next spring, the commander of the U.S. Navy’s surface forces proclaimed. “My assessment is the ship is sound, the engineering plant is good, combat systems are good,” said Vice Adm. Richard Hunt. “The ship rides very well.” That verdict came after a three-day “special trial” conducted May 22-24 at San Diego by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey, or INSURV. Nearly 200 people rode the ship — normally crewed by 40 sailors — to test the Freedom’s combat, communications and engineering systems; minutely examine the ship’s physical condition; and put the vessel through a series of ship-handling evolutions. “There were some hiccups in the demonstration in some of the areas,” Hunt admitted, “and there are things that ought to be fixed on three, five and seven” — follow-on ships built to the Freedom (LCS 1) design. “But the things we identified [as problems] are fixable.” The Freedom has spent much of the past eight months pierside or A2Z METALWORKER

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undergoing repairs in San Diego. A scheduled overhaul last fall was extended to address structural issues, and a new problem, a broken shaft seal that allowed water into the ship, emerged in early February as the ship was underway to test fixes. Another extended repair period followed to determine the cause of the broken seal and fix it. The ship didn’t get underway again until early May. As a result of the repairs, the ship’s crew has only been to sea for eight days to prepare for the inspection, Hunt said, and that lack of sea time had an impact on the INSURV inspection.

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to be sold to private-investor group UnitedTechnologies Corp. is now in negotiations with one buyer to sell storied rocket engine maker Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and a deal may soon be announced United Technologies put Rocketdyne on the market in March with the goal of striking a deal by the end of the year. Progress is apparently moving rapidly.

“What we have heard from the aerospace community is that the sale is imminent. They all said it was great,” said Kenn Phillips, vice president of the Valley Economic Alliance, which has been tracking developments with Rocketdyne. The potential buyer is said to be a private investor group. “Certainly the (United Technologies) industrial folks have indicated that they hope to close the deal. Everyone is working very hard to make it happen sooner rather than later,” she said. “We expect to sign a contract shortly for Rocketdyne,” he said at the time. The Hartford, Conn.-based company is selling Rocketdyne and several other business units to help pay for the $16.5 billion purchase of Goodrich Corp. United Technologies chief executive Louis Chenevert said during an investor conference last month that he thought the Goodrich deal could close sometime after mid-July. “There was lots of interest across the spectrum for Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne,” Dick said. Last September NASA said its next generation monster rocket would be powered by Rocketdyne liquid-hydrogen engines. That plan calls for five Rocketdyne RS-25D/E engines producing more than 2 million pounds of thrust to launch the 34-story rocket, while the company’s J-2X engine would propel the second stage of the spacecraft.


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The Future is Bright: Two Giant Solar Farms Make Significant Progress Two of the United States’ largest solar projects, the Arlington Valley Solar Energy II farm and Topaz Solar Farm, have achieved significant milestones in recent days. Located in Maricopa County, Arizona, Arlington Valley Solar Energy II (AV Solar) will be a 127-megawatt installation when it is complete in the last quarter of 2013. The project’s developer, LS Power Group, which finalized financing for the $550 million solar farm in February, has announced a solar panel supply agreement with Japanese-technology firm Kyocera Corporation. Through the agreement, Kyocera will supply 34-megawatts of solar panels, more than one-third of the power plant’s total need. John King, Executive Vice President at LS Power said, “The long-standing experience and documented reliability of Kyocera’s high-efficiency modules and its ability to provide a stable supply in mass-production volumes made the company a clear choice for this project.” Moving further west, California’s Topaz Solar Farm, an even larger installation, recently celebrated its official groundbreaking ceremony. Last month, the 550 MW project had its first solar panel installed. Owned by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company,Topaz represents A2Z METALWORKER

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the largest solar farm under construction in the world -- this could change very soon if Saudi Arabia makes good on its solar plans. Under construction since late 2011, the solar farm is expected to come online in 2015. Constructed, operated, and maintained by First Solar, the project is expected to displace roughly 377,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. Topaz represents MidAmerican Energy’s first foray into the solar industry. Owned by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., MidAmerican Energy purchased Topaz from First Solar last December.

Energy Expert Says Brighter US Energy Future Can Be Tied To More Jobs, Manufacturing Energy expert DanielYergin, an author and chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, writes an op-ed for the New York Times under the headline “America’s New Energy Reality.”Yergin wrote that America’s energy outlook has been markedly revised upward because of shale gas and “tight oil” from rock formations and he tracks the impact -- with shale gas now 37 percent of US production and oil up 25 percent since 2008. He wrote the US also can harvest more jobs and manufacturing from its brighter energy outlook. He concludes, however, that “this new reality requires a new way of thinking and talking to facilitate this growth in an environmentally sound way -- recognizing the considerable benefits this will bring in an era of economic uncertainty.”



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If You Are Postponing ISO:9001/ AS9100 Certification For Any Reason, It is Time To Take A Serious Look at to the United States. She credits her mother, who played an active role in the ISO:9001 implementation at the 3rd largest company in Sweden, with her beginning. Anna also spent time in Turkey conducting an environmental study, analyzing its impacts on tourism.Today, Anna and family members are changing the way companies throughout Europe are managing their recyclables, in ways that increase their business revenues while simultaneously supporting a greener environment, IFLEX Resource Management has been supporting many clients throughout the United States in achieving ISO:9001 and AS9100 certification over the past decade. Then, comes Ivis Technologies

I don’t believe you have seen preparation for ISO:9001/AS9100 and ISO:9001/ AS14001 certification at this price, ever. And if you certified, and have a binder, often worth $20,000+, and it is sitting on your credenza, please read on. Trust me, your ISO certification binder is passé. Generally speaking, it is not polite to initiate discussions on a new product with price. But when the price is so dramatically below any you’ve seen before, it warrants mention. is a revolutionary software suite designed to help small and medium manufacturing businesses to prepare for ISO9001/AS9100 Revision C for $999 up-front with monthly user fees or $2995 paid up-front for 1 year (up to 10 users). But then, it’s never really just about price. It’s about changing your business for the better, and it’s about everyone completely adopting the new process. It’s about being completely prepared for your ISO audit for certification in about 90 days. It’s not about a binder that is filed until next audit. Merge ITT/Software design experts at IVIS Technologies with industry leading ISO Consultant organization IFLEX Resource Management to create a new business called But first, some background. About IFLEX® Resource Management Anna Lena-Seedhill, founder and president of IFLEX Resource Management, began her quality training in Sweden, where she was born. Anna is 3rd generation in ownership of a family business that is focused on recycling, first in metal, then in paper, all destined for re-use. The family believes firmly in helping to make the world a more environmentally friendly place. Anna completed a degree in Quality/ISO certification, prior to coming A2Z METALWORKER

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Christopher Lank, President and CEO of Ivis, has a very successful track record in selling software solutions. He started his career at MicroAge, a National IT solution provider, in the early 1990s. From there, he went to work at Symantec Corporation, the largest maker of security software for computers, best known for its Norton brand. Next, Chris helped Togethersoft grow from a basement operation with revenues less than $1 million to $26 million over the course of 14 months. In May of 2002, he founded Ivis Technologies. From its inception, the company’s strategy was to provide products that focus on application development efficiency for industry leading platforms. The company’s flagship product, JBoost, eliminates redundant tasks and breaks down barriers between developers, designers and users of web applications. Christopher credits much of the success of the software development at Ivis to his Vice President of Development, Chris Page. Chris trained as a computer systems engineer, worked at GE Aerospace,The University of Advancing Technology, before delving into a number of software start-ups. Chris admits his entrepreneurial spirit made him a glutton for punishment, as start-ups can, and do fail. Christopher Lank says, “Most software developers overcomplicate things, either by design or by accident. It gives them job protection, because nobody can untangle the code. Chris Page has the gift for keeping his software development simple and easy to use.” Christopher says, “While Ivis Technologies has been a success, we knew that to take it to the next level, we needed to focus on specific vertical markets. Manufacturing was an excellent market for our platform. A mutual friend introduced us to Anna Lena-Seedhill, president of IFLEX Resource Management. ISO:9001, AS9100 and AS14001 are processes that many manufacturing companies either are implementing or upgrading their current certifications to. Anna’s background in these

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Christopher says, “Being ISO certified is another step towards being viewed favorably for that next big sales contract, because it announces that your organization has been successfully registered to the International ISO management standards for all globally successful businesses., based on the Ivis platform and preconfigured with implementation programs, internal audit and maintenance programs, online training and automated activities, is designed to assist you with ISO9001, ISO14001 and AS9100C certification, quickly and inexpensively.” Anna says, “ You can use ISOAdmin to upgrade or modify your current ISO System, as a platform for document control, and for day-to-day management of your QMS system.” She continued, “This is an invaluable resource for those who are starting up a new ISO Quality Management System or just want to revamp their existing system.” Anna knows first hand that without, preparing for ISO certification is not a trivial task. “Before, typically a company would contract with an ISO consultant. The total cost, including employee time, for preparation, could range from $20,000 to $50,000. Then, once the company is certified, ‘the

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Orbital Sciences receives final launch approval for NASA telescope

The Wall Street Journal reported sales were up 26% in May over last year, with Chrysler’s sales up 30%.

The launch entails dropping the rocket from Orbital Sciences’ Lockheed L-1011 carrier aircraft, which will lift off from Kwajalein Atoll in the remote Pacific Ocean, carry the Pegasus to its designated launch area, and drop it from cruise altitude and speed. The launch window lasts approximately four hours, and no adverse weather is forecast.

Survey: Manufacturing Execs Optimistic For Next Two Years The Jacksonville Business Journal reports, “KPMG’s 2012 Global Manufacturing Outlook survey reported that manufacturers are focused on cost management as well as innovation and value added services to drive growth.” KPMG’s “survey revealed that 75 percent of the manufacturing executives are optimistic about their business outlooks for the next one to two years.” IndustryWeek reported, “The United States is expected to lead the growth, according to 40% of the respondents. But executives responding indicated they will turn their attention to investing in innovation while continuing to seek cost-management and operational-efficiency opportunities.” More than 60 percent “of respondents globally said they plan to work with customers for A2Z METALWORKER

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Orbital Sciences’ Pegasus launch vehicle has received final approval to launch NASA’s nuclear spectroscopic telescope array (NuSTAR).

The flight marks the first Pegasus launch since 2008, heralding the rocket’s return to competitiveness. The solid-fuel rocket, which can loft up to 443kg (977lb) into low Earth orbit (LEO). Smallsats, which Pegasus is designed to launch, increasingly prefer to buy rideshares on larger rockets. NuSTAR, a compact X-ray telescope that will expand a sizable antenna once in orbit, is designed to study black holes and other X-ray sources. Orbital Sciences is also gearing up for the first flight of the larger Antares launch vehicle, which will carry supplies to the International Space Station under a NASA commercial contract. Though the Antares launch vehicle is reportedly ready for launch, construction of its new launch pad at Wallops Island, Virginia, remains unfinished.


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Continuous Measurable Improvement Corner by J. Perlow Q.A.S. In Japan, as with US Japanese managed manufacturing businesses, Continuous Improvement pretty much begins and ends with the Experience, Awareness, Education and Skill Levels of the people in their employ. They walk the talk of investing into the skill levels of their employees and have enjoyed a pretty good return on their investment. The element which addresses this same concept is found in 6.2.2 of all the International, Automotive, Medical, and Aerospace Standard requirements. So, why is it, small American owned and managed manufacturing businesses see investing into their employees skill level development as paving the way to having to increase their wages or lose them to a competitor? It is a sad yet self fulfilling prophecy of a business plan destined for failure. Organizations like the ATMA (Arizona Tooling and Machining Association ) have invested a tremendous amount of time and effort to help attract, train and develop the future workforce so desperately needed to maintain the viability for this industry cluster. I can tell you from personal experience, if you are one who worries about a higher wage for a better informed and better performing employee, you are missing the point of 6.2.2. I don’t know about you but if an employee I was paying $10.00 per hour to operate my machines, learns how to set them up and now wants $15.00 per hour, I would not hesitate evaluation and consideration of the added value he or she now is capable of bringing to the business. You know your employees habits, work ethics, and that he or she is gaining knowledge of your product line and your company’s way of doing things every day they are there. Teaching an employee to learn and grow should never be viewed as a poor investment, out of fear of having to give them a pay increase or lose them to a competitor. If you are doing your job and truly focused on your very own continuous Improvement program, you have to know it won’t happen leaving everyone in your employee on their own to grow via OJT alone. Remember, your business needs good people to prosper. When you hire, it is a crap shoot which usually comes with some sort of baggage. However when you take time to develop your own, the pay off is far more valuable than the expense of their development.

Boston Scientific Acquires Cameron Health Boston Scientific said it has completed its acquisition of Cameron Health, a San Clemente, Calif.-based device manufacturer that has developed a new implantable cardioverter defibrillator. In April, the Food and Drug Administration’s circulatory system devices panel recommended approval of Cameron Health’s S-ICD system.Boston Scientific will “pay $150 million to acquire Cameron Health and another $150 million if the device receives FDA approval.” A2Z METALWORKER

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The United States is headed for a record-breaking year for foreign military sales, thanks to a $29.4 billion sale of Boeing-made F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, according to Andrew Shapiro, assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs.

For direct commercial sales (DCS), where companies can sell directly to foreign governments, the numbers are also high.

So far in 2012, the United States has finalized sales totaling $50 billion and there are more than three months left in the fiscal year, Shapiro told reporters. This is in comparison to 2011, when the United States sold $30 billion in foreign military sales, which are conducted governmentto-government. Shapiro called the sale to Saudi Arabia “very significant,” but said the sale of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Japan is also partly responsible for the uptick. The sale to Saudi Arabia, which was finalized at the end of December, includes 84 new aircraft and the modernization of 70 existing aircraft as well as missiles, spare parts, training, maintenance and logistics. “It is too early to say what 2013 is going to look like,” Shapiro said, but one country where the State Department is working hard to A2Z METALWORKER

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Last year, the State Department received and reviewed more than 83,000 DCS cases, the most ever, Shapiro said.

Lockheed wins network deal worth up to $1.91 Billion Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon’s largest supplier, has won a contract worth up to $1.91 billion to manage the U.S. military’s Global Information Grid networks on a day-to-day basis, the U.S. Defense Department said recently. It said the contract would run for three years and included two two-year options, which if picked up would make the total price $1.91 billion. The contract includes a mix of firm-fixed-price, fixed-price with incentive, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and cost-plus and fixed-fee pricing plans, according to the Pentagon’s announcement in its daily digest of big weapons deals.


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Northrop Grumman and ATK Complete First Flight Hardware for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Backplane Northrop Grumman Corp. and its teammate ATK have completed the construction of the center section of the primary mirror backplane support structure (PMBSS) for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, an important milestone in the telescope’s hardware development. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. for the design and development of Webb’s sunshield, telescope and spacecraft. “ATK’s completion of the flight backplane is a significant indicator of the major progress the program is making,” said Scott Willoughby, Webb Telescope vice president and program manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. “We are moving steadily forward in the march to launch in 2018, thanks to the outstanding efforts of our teammate ATK.” The PMBSS will support the telescope’s beryllium mirrors, instruments, thermal control systems and other elements during ground tests, launch, and most importantly during science operations. The PMBSS holds the 18-segment, 21-foot-diameter primary mirror nearly motionless while the telescope is peering into deep space.The center section backplane is the first completed flight subassembly of the PMBSS and is several months ahead of the current baseline schedule.

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Measuring approximately 24 by 12 feet and weighing over 500 pounds, the center section of the 2,200-pound primary mirror backplane must meet unprecedented thermal stability requirements. The PMBSS holds the alignment of the telescope’s optics through the rigors of launch and over a wide range of operating temperatures, which reach as cold as -406 degrees Fahrenheit. During science operations, the backplane keeps the 18 primary mirror segments in place with stunning accuracy, forming the single, pristine shape of Webb’s primary mirror. For example, if the mirror were enlarged to span from Los Angeles to New York City, the stable alignment of the PMBSS would be accurate to less than one inch. The center section backplane of Webb’s PMBSS was designed, constructed and tested at ATK facilities in Magna, Utah. ATK manufactured 1,781 composite parts of the center section using lightweight graphite materials and advanced manufacturing techniques. The composite parts were assembled along with 179 metallic fittings that provide precision tolerance interfaces for the other elements of Webb. Successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope is the world’s next-generation space observatory. It will be the most powerful space telescope ever built.Webb will observe the most distant objects in the universe, provide images of the very first galaxies ever formed and study planets around distant stars. The Webb Telescope is a joint project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.

GD receives 120mm tank and artillery ammunition contracts General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (OTS) has received three contracts from the US Army Contracting Commands for the manufacture and delivery of 120mm tank and artillery ammunitions. Under the $97m contracts, the company will deliver 120mm M865 and M1002 tank training ammunition, 105mm M1130 high-explosive (HE) pre-formed fragmentation (PFF) cartridges and 155mm M795 HE projectile metal parts. GD-OTS Large Caliber Ammunition vice president and general manager Steve Torma said that the company was honored to provide continuing tank and artillery ammunition support to US armed forces.“Our tank and artillery ammunition continue to play key roles in both the training of US forces, as well as providing them overmatch capability in combat,” he said. Used by Abrams tank’s 120mm smooth-bore M256 cannon, the M865 target practice, cone stabilized, discarding sabot-tracer (TPCSDS-T) displays live ammunition capabilities at reduced maximum ranges, a characteristic allowing the soldier to practice firing on short-range training areas. “Our tank and artillery ammunition continue to play key roles in both the training of US forces, as well as providing them overmatch capability in combat.”

As the newest member of the army’s 105mm ammunition range, the M1130 HE PFF ammunition is fired from the M119 towed howitzer and has already experienced service in Afghanistan after achieving full material release. Widely used in Iraq and Afghanistan combat operations, the 155mm M795 high-explosive/high-fragmentation artillery projectile is used in conjunction with the M777 and M198 towed howitzers and the M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer. Manufacturing of the 155mm and 105mm artillery ammunition, as well as the 120mm tank ammunition, is expected to be complete in February 2013, April 2014 and September 2016 respectively.

Boeing, GE, Others shape Curricula In Partnerships With Universities Bloomberg News reports, “Faced with a wave of retiring engineers and scientists and the need for precise expertise, US companies --including GE, Boeing, United Technologies Corp. and Microsoft Corp. -- are reaching into colleges to make contact with students far earlier than they ever have. Their involvement extends to advising and shaping curricula so graduates can plug into jobs faster with less training time and cost.” United Technologies, Bloomberg News reports, “partners with about a dozen US universities and contributes about $5 million annually. The money may be in the form of a donated jet-engine part or cash that funds a lecture series.” A2Z METALWORKER

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The U.S. Air Force intends to spend the $123.5 million appropriated in 2012 for a next-generation weather satellite system on studies of advanced sensor technologies and alternative constellation architectures, a service official said. Air Force Col. Scott Larrimore, head of the weather systems directorate at Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, said the service submitted its plan for utilizing the funds to Congress April 3. Lawmakers have given no signal of opposition to the plan and the Air Force is preparing a solicitation for industry support of the design studies, he said. Congress last year directed the Air Force to cancel plans for a program dubbed the Defense Weather Satellite System (DWSS) but provided $123.5 million for an unspecified follow-on to the service’s current generation of meteorological spacecraft. But the Air Force requested just $2 million for studies of the follow-on system in 2013, raising questions about how it would spend the 2012 appropriation. “We are certainly very appreciative of Congress’ funding through a congressional add for the risk reduction activity for the follow-on activity,” Larrimore said in a May 23 telephone interview. “We are trying to follow the Congress’ intent of buying down the risk, investing in the most risky areas that we can envision right now of whatever that follow-on capability will be.” Larrimore said the Air Force will examine advanced electro-opticalinfrared and microwave sensor technologies for the next-generation system. The service also will take a look at alternative mission architectures including a disaggregated approach in which sensors are dispersed among several small satellite platforms rather than loaded onto larger platforms, he said. The Air Force also wants to consider alternatives to the polar orbit that weather and mapping satellites traditionally use because of the global coverage it provides, Larrimore said. New technologies might make these alternative orbits feasible, he said. The funding can be spent only in 2012 and 2013 so potential contractors need to understand that the activities will be “fairly severable,” Larrimore said. Thirty-nine companies attended an April 25 industry day at Space and Missile Systems Center that was held to provide information on the risk-reduction activity, he said.The service was impressed with the turnout, which included small and startup companies as well as established contractors, he said. No constrains have been set for the follow-on program but affordability is a key factor, Larrimore said. A requirements review for the system is concluding and the preliminary results are being coordinated within the Department of Defense, Larrimore said. The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff tasked the Air Force to lead the review with the help of the other services and the Pentagon’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office, among


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the 1960s, are being refurbished.

Larrimore expects the results of the review to receive approval from the Joint Requirements Oversight Council in a few weeks.

Larrimore acknowledged that some hardware on the legacy spacecraft will be 25 years old by the time they are launched. He nonetheless expressed confidence that the satellites will “serve the nation well.”

An analysis of alternatives for the follow-on program is expected to get under way around the beginning of the 2013 calendar year, Larrimore said.

DOE Announces $54 Million In Energy Efficiency Grants For Manufacturers

The DWSS program was hatched in 2010 when the White House terminated the civil-military National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System, which was behind schedule and well over its planned budget. The White House directed the civilian National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Pentagon to pursue separate systems.

The Detroit News reports that the DOE announced $54 million in grants that will be “matched with $17 million in private-sector funding for 13 projects to advance new technologies, materials and processes that can help US manufacturers dramatically increase the energy efficiency of their operations and reduce costs.”

Congress expressed strong reservations about DWSS from the beginning, however. Industry officials say one of the problems with that system was that the satellites were too big and laden with too many sensors.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu said of the awards, “The projects announced will improve the competitive position of US industry and help Michigan’s manufacturers produce more while saving energy, saving money and protecting our air and water.”

Until the next-generation system comes on line, the Air Force will continue to rely on its aging Defense Meteorological Satellite Program spacecraft for weather data. The service has two of those Lockheed Martin-built spacecraft in storage, with the first scheduled to launch in as early as October 2013 and the second to follow as needed.

Dow Chemical Co. will receive $9 million “to create a low-cost carbon fiber production process that could reduce the cost of manufacturing carbon fibers by 20 percent and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 50 percent,” and General Motors Co. “will receive a nearly $2.7 million grant to develop an integrated die-casting process that is expected to achieve a 50 percent energy savings for the process used to manufacture car doors,” the News adds.

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PRECISION DIE AND STAMPING, INC. Thanks Its Loyal Customers For 48 Years In Business! get Precision Die and Stamping up and running. Today, PD&S occupies more than 100,000 square feet of space across 2 adjacent buildings, and it employs 80 people, half of whom have been with the company for 15 years or more. Ben knows that the talent and experience of his organization is one of the reasons PD&S continues to succeed, while the economy has forced many metal stamping companies to close down over the past 4 years. Dedicated Employees

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Ben Costabile, founder and CEO of Precision Die and Stamping (PD&S), is proud that his company, in its 48th year of business, has for the past decade experienced consistent business ranging from $16 to 23 million annually, and all based upon word of mouth. The company has never employed an outside sales force. PD&S is coming back from the recent recession and plans for double digit growth this year. Often, we can point to specific events in our lives that we view as inflection points, events that impact where we are today. For Ben, it happened back in Pittsburgh when he was just a young man fresh out of high school. Growing up on a farm, Ben naturally learned how to fix things. His father took a job at a tool and die shop, and then had an injury that kept him from his job for awhile. Ben filled in for his father, and that was the start of his career as a tool and die maker. When the family moved to Los Angeles a few years later, Ben secured a job with his new trade as a tool and die maker.

The company is a private ‘S’ Corporation with 8 stockholders. All 8 are active employees at the company.They include the following, pictured below with their respective years in the business: • Ben Costabile - Founder and CEO (48 years) • Ernie Costabile - President (48 years) • Andy Frola - Vice President (39 years) • Tony Costabile -Vice President/General Manager (35 years) • Steve Van Cott - Tool Room Manager (35 years) • Dan Rossey - Chief Engineer (29 years) • Don Cantrill - Account Manager (25 years) • Mike Costabile - Production Control (17 years) PD&S employs a skilled staff of design engineers and die makers, and their dies are all built in-house. Using the latest in CAD-CAM technology and state of the art equipment, the company is able to ensure the production die meets manufacturing requirements, as well as the finished product specification and critical deliveries required by their customers. The company offers a competitive benefits package for its employees, but it also offers something you don’t hear about much. Ben calls it

Seven years later, Ben, now married to Nancy Costabile, moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he secured a job at Allied Tool & Die and was quickly promoted to Supervisor. Five years later, Ben was ready to pursue his dream of opening his own tool and die business. Ben says, “My boss offered me a share of the business to stay on at Allied Tool & Die, but my mind was made up.” And so Precision Die and Stamping was formed, with Ben’s savings of $5000, 2 employees, his brothers Ernie and John in a 2000 square foot facility. Ernie remains with the company to this day, and John started up his own company, Tube Specialties, that sits across the street from Precision Die and Stamping. The next inflection point came about just as Ben opened for business. “I contacted Vic Wilson at Honeywell. Vic and I knew each other from my days at Allied Tool & Die. I asked him if I could quote some of his tooling jobs. Vic gave me 3 blueprints, and said I had the work. I hadn’t even given him pricing yet!” Ben credits Vic with helping to A2Z METALWORKER

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The machine shop at the company is used for manufacturing dies. It includes several Charmilles EDMs, mills and lathes, 3 JIG Grinders, and a newly purchased Haas mill. The company has long been certified to ISO9001:2008 and ISO:TS16949 international quality standards. Financial Stability and Inventory

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the ‘Efficiency Incentive Plan’. Employees are encouraged to look for ways to make products for their customers faster, better, and less expensively. When this happens, and it has each year for the past 30 years, all employees are awarded a significant bonus. It is no wonder that dedicated and loyal employees remain with PD&S! A+ In On-Time Delivery The company is equipped to design and manufacture dies and metal stampings, all in-house. The most recent process added in-house was production heat treating of metal stampings. Ben says that this helped reduce the processes that are done externally. Since they do nearly everything in house, they are able to meet all of their customers’ deadlines. In fact, PD&S is renown for its on-time delivery. They are flawless -- A+ suppliers to their customers.

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Ben and the management team don’t believe in running a business with debt. The building and machinery are all owned outright, and their financial stability enables them to retain inventory for their long term customers. The company keeps an inventory up to 4 weeks for most parts, and this helps them to always meet their customers’ delivery schedules. Superior Long Term Customer Relationships Precision Die and Stamping is thankful that they have many long term loyal customers. Tony says that MTD Southwest Inc. and Honeywell are the customers who have been with them the longest, but they additionally enjoy long term relationships with the following customers: Delphi Automotive Systems Walbro Corporation Schlage Lock Co

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Investment To Remain Competitive Precision Die and Stamping is committed to continuous improvement. They have invested $500,000 on average each year over the past ten years to purchase modern efficient equipment and technologies to stay ahead of their competition. The stamping department is equipped with 32 stamping machines. Twelve of these machines are high speed Bruderer presses ranging from 30 to 140 ton capacity. They additionally have four straight side stamping machines at 200 tons and four machines at 300 ton capacity.

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PD&S’ customers are diversified, and no one customer comprises more than 20% of the total revenues. This diversification has enabled the company to weather downturns better than many other companies. In fact, the company has never initiated a lay-off since its inception. Ernie says, “Dedicated and loyal employees are one of our most valued assets.” Complex Parts PD&S has perfected the art of high speed production stamping, with abilities in virtually any type of metal, and a holding a tolerance range as precise as +/- .0002” on metal stampings. They can meet the requirements of customers who have requirements as low as 12,000 pieces to those whose requirements exceed 100 million parts annually. A2Z METALWORKER

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working with them for decades now. Their quality is great, their engineering support is outstanding and their on-time delivery is superior. On pricing, they are competitive - you get what you pay for. They make in excess of 6-8 million parts for us, and our engineers love their quality! In the past when I was required to send some stamping over to Mexico or China, I experienced a number of issues, including lower quality, communication issues, freight costs, excess inventory (that we had to scrap) and 4 weeks coming across the pond.PD&S makes the superior parts we want on-time. I highly recommend them!” Purchasing Agent, Outdoor Power Equipment Manufacturer

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The company specializes in higher production metal stampings that require high quality progressive carbide and high speed steel dies. Many companies rely upon Precision Die and Stampings engineering and design support.

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PD&S wants to recognize that following employees who contributed to their success, who have since passed away:

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I use them for everything I can. The only time we can’t use them is if we have a part that is low volume. They are set up for high volume -- in fact they make close to a million parts per year for me. I would recommend Precision Die and Stamping to anyone.”

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Raytheon BBN Technologies awarded $2.5 million in intelligence funding for metaphor research The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), via the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), has awarded Raytheon BBN Technologies $2.5 million in funding under the METAPHOR program. BBN is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company. The Raytheon BBN team’s goal is to create analysis tools and techniques that provide insight into the underlying beliefs and worldviews that metaphors reveal. The system will automatically find, identify and categorize linguistic metaphors in large amounts of foreign language text. “Awareness and understanding of metaphors will provide novel insight into underlying cultural beliefs,” said Prem Natarajan, head of speech and language processing for Raytheon BBN Technologies. “The ability to recognize and categorize these subtle and often unnoticed cultural metaphors in native-language text is an extremely difficult and multifaceted technology challenge.”

Experts Say Solar Power Needs Global Collaboration An expert panel of IEEE members, representing the world’s largest technical professional association dedicated to advancing technology, said that collaboration is key to develop the global solar energy marketplace. Competition is stiff in the global solar market, which has seen capacity more than quadruple between 2007 and 2010, when it rose from 9.5 gigawatts to 40 gigawatts. Germany is the world’s solar power leader with 44% of the global solar capacity. “One of the main drivers of the growth of the German solar industry has been guaranteed electricity prices, which is a good example of how governments can support the industry,” said Dr. Marko Delimar, IEEE Director of EMEA and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb. “This has a reverse effect as well – the photovoltaic producers are not equal participants in the electricity market, therefore work needs to be done for them to be prepared to participate in the market when this favorable treatment ends.This may happen much faster than expected, as in some countries like Spain or Greece, the regulatory photovoltaic support is already being stopped or slowed down.” While the nature of manufacturing and distribution for the solar industry is necessarily local, in order to create a sustainable, solarpowered future we need a global collaboration, the panel said. “Countries like Germany, US and China already have very good technical standards in place that support the growth of the solar market. They are also among the countries with the biggest investments to foster a rapid adoption and market penetration both among the business and household sectors. We need to share their experience with the rest of the world, especially with countries whose climate conditions are best suited for solar. Cooperation among all key market players, supported by international standards can definitely push this market to success,” stated Dr. Karl Weber, IEEE Member and Principal Expert Smart Grid, TUV Sud.

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giants as Honeywell, Moog, as well as for a number of other companies in the aerospace, space, and commercial industries. The company opened for business in Southern California in 1966,

but moved to the Phoenix metroplex in 1994, and it retained many of its customers from their beginning.(Master manual machinist, pictured on the next page next to a manual machine, Santos, even accompanied the company from California to Arizona, and he remains with Arcas

Machine to this day!) “We were content to run Arcas Machine, now in its 46th year, as a small business”, Steve, 2nd generation president of the business, said. “But”, he continued, “Once Denny joined the company and really became committed to the business, we made the decision to take all of the steps necessary to grow the business.” (Steve’s wife, Terri, and his son, Steve Jr., also suppor t the family business, but Steve is attending graduate school to pursue a Masters’ Degree.) Steve learned machining and running a business ‘European style’, he admits. And that means never purchasing used machinery nor purchasing entry level machines. “When you purchase a new machine”, he said, “which is an integral part of your business, you buy the best.” And like many European shop owners, Arcas Machine’s philosophy is to minimize debt. Arcas Machine is extremely solvent, operating

Steve says, “I met Jeff Currie, Sales Engineer for Arizona CNC, more than 20 years ago. For the past 19 years, we made several small purchase through Jeff. But over the past 2 decades, Jeff continued to come by on a regular basis to see us.

with the least amount of debt possible. In just the past year, the company doubled the size of its facility. They additionally sold a number of their older machines in preparation for the arrival of three new Okuma machines. Denny says, “We purchased 2 Okuma lathes, a GENOS L300 EM, with a 10” chuck and 40” Z travel, and a GENOS L250 E, a 2 axis lathe with 8” chuck

and 20” Z travel.” The GENOS L-Series machines are multi-function lathes that are anything but basic. Built on a one-piece, cast iron base with a horizontal way system and hand-scraped headstock and tailstock mounting surfaces, these machines provide stability, rigidity and accuracy for a variety of applications. The GENOS L-Series has abundant spec variations for high productivity and a user-friendly design that brings cutting edge manufacturing in an affordable package. The company additionally purchased a GENOS M560-VE Vertical Machining Center that offers 12,000 RPM, with 41.5” X travel, and 22”Y travel. Based on the proven technology of the MB Series, the M560-VE offers Okuma value at an economical price. This machine’s thermal stability, accuracy,

and rigidity provide high productivity and profitability. Equipped with Okuma’s industry leading THINC-OSP control, this environmentally friendly machine has the power and flexibility to deliver. Denny says the business is poised for 25% growth this year. “With the addition of our 3 new Okuma machines (as well as new secondary machines), we can build more complex parts faster, and more cost effectively than we were able to do before. Additionally, we’ve gained new customers and increased the number of parts we make with our current customers.” Steve added, “With the addition of the Okuma machines, we were able to be much more aggressive in our pricing, and this helped us to win new business.”

But when we were ready to purchase new machines to support our business growth, we knew the right choice was Jeff, Arizona CNC, and Okuma. We’ve always known that Okuma has an outstanding reputation in the machine tool industry, and since we’ve gotten to know Jeff over these decades, we knew that he would only represent a company (Arizona CNC) that was outstanding in service and support.”

Since the team atArcas was new to the Okuma machines, they required training before they could begin making superior parts on the new machines. Denny says, “Arizona CNC has an extremely knowledgeable team, and Jim Levesque, Applications Engineer, spent more than 60 hours over a period of a few weeks, teaching us to become expert on the Okumas. Jim’s support was outstanding.” Long term goals for Arcas Machine include: design and engineering capabilities, complex parts/assemblies, and the utmost efficiency. “We are shooting for perfection, and will only settle for excellence.”

Denny says that Arcas Machine currently manufactures nearly 1,000 different parts, and they are ‘dock to stock’ approved for Honeywell in locations throughout the world. “We make parts from skateboards to space parts (Space X, the first private company to reach the space station). And our parts are shipped throughout the United States, and even as far as Czechoslovakia and Mexico.”

Contact Arcas Machine Inc. to learn more about what they can do for your business. Denny can be reached at 480-632-9414 or email: For superior machine tools and outstanding service, contact Arizona CNC at 480-615-6353 or visit their website at The company is celebrating 30 years of machine tool sales, serving customers in Arizona and Nevada. A2Z METALWORKER

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“The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) initiated development of the exoskeletons in 2001 under the Exoskeletons for Human Performance Augmentation program.” The Raytheon Sarcos robotic system can take on the weight of the payload on one foot through the powered limbs. The wearer can lift

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FAA Repair Station #N4ER838N Nelson Engineering Company is a well-established company located in a 30,000 square foot facility adjacent to the Phoenix, Sky Harbor Airport. In fact, next year the womanowned business will celebrate 50 years in business. Since its inception, the company has been providing precision sheet metal fabricated and machined components for the aerospace and commercial industry. The company offers certified NADCAP TIG and resistance welding, and is an authorized FAA Repair Station. Nelson’s quality and on-time delivery reputation over the past decades have earned them business from some very loyal long-term customers, including Honeywell and Orbital Sciences. On their Honeywell report cards, they are consistently graded with 99% on-time delivery. Their PPM defect scores are well below Honeywell’s stated goals. Their metal spinning capabilities, coupled with their machining and fabrication competencies, generate business from machine shops and fabrication houses in the area that do not offer such comprehensive services.

The company has long built its reputation on customer retention. John Anglin, President of Nelson Engineering Company says, “We’ve blended a family atmosphere with a solid business approach. Treat customers and employees well, and they will stay.” Today, more than 50% of Nelson Engineering’s employees have more than 14 years of tenure with the company. Good for the employees, but also good for Nelson Engineering’s customers.The Nelson Engineering team knows what their customers expect, and thus, their customers see high quality parts delivered on time. Two years ago, the company promoted long-term employee John Anglin to president, from his previous position as vice president. John joined the company in 1997 as a new college graduate from Arizona State University, armed with a degree in Industrial Technology. Over the course of John’s career at Nelson Engineering, he held positions in IT, production control, quality, and system automation. Today, John is president and owns a small percentage of the company. And just as this issue goes to print, John will graduate from business school with an MBA. When asked why John pursued an advanced business degree, given his position as company president, John says, “I know A2Z METALWORKER

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The research only made it easier for Nelson Engineering to remain loyal to Ellison Machinery. The Haas ST-20 has been operational for 4 months now and all agree that they made the right decision to invest in Haas. “It has exceeded all of our expectations and the return on investment is far better than was projected.” Steve says, “What used to take multiple machines and set-ups is now done on our ST-20 w/live tooling.” John and Steve are proud and appreciate that with the Haas they can purchase a superior machine manufactured in the United States. ISO Certification

Nelson Engineering’s business intimately, with 15 years of tenure. But I knew that I could help the company even more if I learned about business principles through formal education, and through the interaction of my peers in school, who all bring very different backgrounds to the education process than I have experienced. It has been invaluable.” When asked about some of the most significant investments Nelson has made in their business since his tenure as president, John provided the following; An ERP system John says, “Until recently, we were operating with a number of different and disparate data base systems, using Excel, and even utilizing paper to a degree. With the Visual ERP system, our entire company’s records are integrated, and accessible to all departments.With Visual, we can now check schedule availability, understand which of our projects produce the most positive cash flow, better manage quality control, and pro-actively manage our plant and equipment maintenance, just to name a few. Visual ERP has resulted in a huge efficiency improvement for our company. It has enabled substantial streamlining of several of our operations. This doesn’t just benefit Nelson Engineering - it also becomes an asset to our customers.” New Machine Tool Equipment Nelson Engineering is investing in the technology to facilitate efficiencies in their operations. Their most recent purchase is the Haas ST-20 CNC high-performance turning center. Steve Wise, plant manager for the company with nearly 3 decades of tenure was really impressed with the Haas ST-20. “Ellison Machinery Co has earned our loyalty over the years with their knowledgeable team and outstanding customer service,” Steve explains, “but it still comes down to machine capability & reliability and we had to do our due diligence and look at what solutions their competition had to offer.” According to Jason McCurdy, business manager for Ellison Machinery, Haas has completely redesigned the Haas lathe series, concentrating specifically on machine rigidity both in turning and milling, as well as overall reliability. Jason explains, “In today’s environment maximizing efficiency and part accuracy are the keys to staying competitive. Haas has answered the call in their new ST Series Lathe machine tool line with the options of live tooling and y-axis capability. With the ST series you now have the ability to turn and mill complex parts while performing multiple operations in a single setup. Haas has made it easier than ever to increase operational throughput, reduce part handling, and improve part accuracy. The Haas ST-20 has the best price to performance ratio in its class.”

Nelson Eng ineer ing has long been ISO9001/ AS9100 compliant, and they are subject to stringent audits with their NADCAP certification and certified FAA Repair and Overhaul status. Still, John and the management team determined that to continue to exceed annual revenue objectives, which by design are higher than the previous year, they needed to certify to ISO9001/ AS9100 Revision C. John says, “We are currently under contract with Bretta Kelly, president and CEO of BMSC, to complete certification. We expect to have this completed before year-end. D u e t o t h e i r FA A C e r t i f i c a t i o n requirements, Nelson Engineering operates their production manufacturing business in separate quarters from their FAA repair business. John and the team at Nelson Engineering have set a goal for the upcoming 12 months -- to utilize excess capacity that is available in their facility to grow their FAA repair and overhaul business. Contact Nelson Engineering to learn about what this diversified manufacturing business can do for you. They can be reached at 602-273-7114 and you can visit their website at: Contact Ellison Machinery Co. to learn more about the latest CNC machine tools from Haas Automation and DMG/Mori Seiki. They can be reached at 480-9685335 or visit their website at: A2Z METALWORKER

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Solar or Wind Power: Which is More Efficient? This is a question that many of us who follow the clean energy industry may have asked ourselves: which one represents more value for money, wind or solar power? Surely they are both alternative energy types that we should embrace in order to break ourselves from our oil addiction. But are they exactly the same in terms of efficiency, that is, how much electricity they can produce? They capture energy in very different ways, but one experiment carried out by Inland Power and Light arrived at the conclusion that solar is more efficient. They compared a 35-foot wind turbine with a solar panel array, making sure that both could generate the same amount of electricity under

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B&B Tool Uses FeatureCAM® To Repair Some of the Most Complex Tools, Molds and Dies For U.S. Corporations With Operations in Mexico When you ask Kevin Burbas, owner of B&BTool, who his preferred CAM Software provider is, you are not just getting the perspective of a machine shop owner. You are getting the opinion of a man who spent nearly 40 years in machining and began learning machining software decades ago during his 16-year tenure at IBM. Kevin is a believer in FeatureCAM. He finds the software to be perfect for his application as a Tool and Die maker. He has been using it since 1998. “The support I get from FeatureCAM is outstanding”. But let’s back track to Kevin’s beginnings. Kevin was a young adult, just out of high school with a certification in Machine Shop when his father, a long term IBM employee helped him get a job running production 2nd shift on CNC tape machines for IBM at their Boulder, Colorado facility. Kevin remembers his first encounter with CAD/CAM back in the late 1970’s. “There was a new engineering hire right out of college and I was amazed to watch him using CADAM (Computer Augmented Design And Manufacturing), generating a cutter path, post processing it through the large mainframe computer and then punching the machine tape”. He continued “This was FeatureCAM and other CAD/CAM systems in their infancy”. He explained that CADAM was a joint venture between IBM and Boeing. Kevin had the opportunity to help the young engineer to debug the tape. Kevin really wanted to become a Tool Maker for IBM. He was told he would have to go to school to get a degree. And so, Kevin commuted 65 miles each way to earn a Machine Tool Technology Degree while working full time for IBM. With degree in hand, IBM sponsored Kevin in their 2-year apprenticeship program. In the tool room where Kevin began his Tool Making career, he went from watching CADAM to now using the software. When IBM made the decision to close their manufacturing plant in Boulder they offered their superior employees the opportunity to move to other IBM facilities around the country. Kevin and several of his peers chose the Tucson, Arizona IBM plant. In Tucson, Kevin quickly earned the reputation for being able to hold extremely tight tolerances on the parts he was making but he didn’t have the experience in programming CNC machines that many of his peers did. Kevin says “I was running a manual mill working my tail off and I saw these other guys who were having an easy time with the CNC mills”. Kevin picked the best “Hot Shot” CNC machinist Dan and he A2Z METALWORKER

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solicited Dan to help him to become a CNC programmer. During his years in Tucson with IBM, Kevin says “I watched how the programmers worked, they analyzed the points, lines and circles and hand wrote the machine code. Then they went over to the machine and hand entered the code into the machine.The opportunity for error with this manual approach was huge”. Kevin went to his boss and told him what he had seen the engineer up in Boulder doing with CADAM. Kevin and his boss did some research and found that there was a committee within the company chartered with developing post processors. With Kevin’s experience with CNC machine programming and CAD design with CATIA, he was invited to join the committee and went to Endicott, NY to support the effort. Kevin says “There was a huge time savings in using the mainframe computer to post process the data that was generated off CATIA. IBM had such a program called Numerical Control Postprocessor Generator (NCPG) and Kevin asked for the assistance of a FORTRAN programmer to generate a program for theTucson operations. 3 days a week Kevin and FORTRAN programmer Mary Hoeger would meet in the tool design department. Kevin would create cutter paths and post them through the mainframe using NCPG. Mary and Kevin would review the results of the code that was output and then Mary would edit the NCPG program to correct the code for what the machine needed. When the software was done, Kevin says “We used the program on our Boss 8 (Bridgeport) milling machine.The parts we could make were better quality, we could make them faster and we could make more complex parts than we could previously”. Kevin and Mary’s next project was to make their software work with conversational controls which Kevin says were much more prevalent and easier to use than G-Code controls, which is what their first project was based on. Kevin says, “Nobody in the company had software for this application”. Mary and I developed the code successfully. We used it in our own model shop and we shared it with other divisions of IBM around the country. Kevin left IBM after 16 years and went to work for a connector company called ITT Canon based just across the Arizona border in Mexico, where

he worked as aTool Room supervisor. Over the course of his 4-year tenure with the company, Kevin set up the Tool Room and trained the Mexican personnel in the trade of plastic injection mold and stamping die repair. “While I was in Mexico it was apparent to me that US based companies with operations in Mexico were sending back to their home offices in the United States complex tool, mold and die repairs. The repair could take 4-6 weeks and the facility in Mexico could be dead in the water”. It was at this time, Kevin and his wife Wayla made the decision to start up a business to support Manufacturing’s Tool, Mold and Die repairs. They founded B&BTool in 1997 in Nogales,Arizona just across the border from Mexico. Kevin and Wayla gave themselves a year to see if they could make the business a success. That was 15 years ago and business is good. Kevin says, “Our first CNC machine was a Cincinnati VMC”. You had the option to purchase the FeatureCAM system with the machine tool purchase. Kevin jumped on this, and became a FeatureCAM user. He spent a week in Phoenix training on the software suite -- training done many years ago by Christian Briscoe - who is still with Delcam today, but now in the position of vice president of Western Sales. Kevin says Delcam’s training was outstanding -- since it was years ago, the training was mostly 2-D profile milling and machining. He says, “I was amazed at how user friendly the software package was even back then. It would output code that was error free and that could totally be trusted”. It wasn’t long after that Kevin upgraded to FeatureCAM’s 3-D Surface

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• 75 • July/Aug 2012’s Industry Market Barometer: Manufacturing Sector Growth Continues Buoyed by growth and confident in their futures, American manufacturers are laying out an agenda for restoring their industry to its earlier glory, according to results of’s newest Industry Market Barometer® (IMB). Overwhelmingly, they are pushing to revitalize the American manufacturing sector by creating jobs at home, doing business with U.S. suppliers, and expressing pride in the quality of products that are “Made in America.” More than 3,700 buyers and suppliers of industrial products and services, including more than 1,600 professionals from manufacturing companies, participated in the latest IMB.The research looked at their performance during 2011, their outlook for 2012, and their growth strategies. Most of these respondents are from small and midsized businesses, representative of the manufacturing sector. Responses of the 1,600 manufacturers, combined with verbatim comments, provide color on the aspirations and challenges of today’s manufacturing professionals. “Manufacturers know that they do more than sell products or provide services; they play a vital role in the growth of the American economy,” says Eileen Markowitz, President of Thomas Industrial Network. “Their success is critical to the success of America. And as we can see from this report, the future is looking bright for all of us.”


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Manufacturers Report an “Incredible Year” 2011 was a year of growth for American manufacturers: According to the survey, more than half of these companies (53 percent) grew, and three-quarters of respondents (75 percent) expect their companies to grow during 2012. They attribute this growth to a wide variety of strategies, including a focus on customer retention and service, competing more aggressively in core markets, developing new/ innovative products, and pursuing new business in the US and overseas. “Last year (2011) was an incredible year for us,” said Jacques Gauron, Vice President of Marketing Masters of Issaquah, Washington, which manufactures clip nuts, composite inserts, and self-locking fasteners for commercial airlines and aerospace OEMs. “We grew 30 percent, added jobs, and locked in more than $50 million in future sales.” Marketing Masters was not alone in reporting this positive sentiment. Companies Investing and Hiring; Need More Skilled Labor This level of growth is igniting a new wave of investments among manufacturers preparing to meet future demand. They are spending on capital equipment, hardware, software and facilities in order to increase production capacity (83 percent), upgrading their plants, and developing new products/services. In addition, nearly half of these manufacturers (48 percent) are hiring, with openings for line workers, skilled trade workers, and engineers. But for many manufacturers, finding the best people to fill these new positions is far from assured. Respondents to’s IMB

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Future EELVs hangs balance Skilled of machining jobs in gothe unfilled despite high jobless rate For better or worse, the future

of US military and strategic Cory Baltazar, operations manager for Owens Precision of Carson City, spaceflight is tied closely to two says that finding a qualified computer-numeric controlled machine rockets: Lockheed Martin’s Atlas operator can take months. He’s not alone in his frustrations. Filling V and Boeing’s Delta IV - both skilled positions is a growing problem at machine and fabrication shops evolved expendable launch vehicles throughout the region. Machine shops in both regions are hard-pressed (EELVs) marketed and flown by to fill openings for welders, fabricators and CNC operators, as well as United Launch Alliance (ULA). engineers and programmers, despite July unemployment rates of 12.5 percent in Carson City and 13 percent in Reno-Sparks. ULA - a 50-50 joint venture between Boeing Lockheed “There is a lot of general labor, but they usually are and coming out of Martin to serve US government construction,” Baltazar says. “Those positions I can fill without a launch customers the problem, but any kind of skilled machinist position orincluding supervisory Department of Defense, NASA position takes a long time to fill. It usually will be an accident if I get and the National Reconnaissance Office - has a virtual monopoly somebody.” over large US government launches, which represent the largest market in the companies world. Cost hasstate been anshed issue. In a breach10,000 of the Manufacturing in the have approximately Nunn-McCurdy Act, per-unit costs have come in 58% above jobs the past few years, says the Nevada Manufacturers Association.those But initially advertised, triggering reviews. Would-be many of those jobs were for general production workerscompetitors, who lacked notably SpaceX, have used the to high costs as an argument forwork. their the technical knowledge needed perform more complicated own, less expensive services. “If you need someone with 10 years experience, a lot of people drop United Launch off,” Baltazar says.Alliance “If someone were to move into Carson City and need 25 machinists, they would have to bring the people with them; The V launcher has achieved 100% Jeff success since they modular are just notAtlas out there. It is a dwindling workforce.” Lawrence, introduction in 2002.for the northern Nevada division of Nevada operations manager

ULA looks immune which to competition for the foreseeable future. Industry Excellence, helps manufacturing companies in theIts reliability record has been excellent Atlas V has a 100% success state streamline their processes, says managers of companies in the rate since in 2002 there has labor been just one Delta Silver Stateintroduction formerly could bringand on unskilled and teach themIV failure, - andand government criteria for new entrants for a the basicsinof2004 assembly production. However, Lawrence says,call those daunting number of successful launches for some categories of payload same companies now require an employee base with a higher level of .technical skills, from machinists and millwrights on the production COSTthrough OF THRUST floor engineering and maintenance personnel. The components of has EELVs are the increased, engines. Pratt “Themost skillsexpensive level in manufacturing definitely and & Whitney Rocketdyne supplies all EELV propulsion, with the exception employee skills haven’t matched that increased level,” Lawrence says. of the RD-180 which powers the Atlas core. This engine is built by NPO Energomash Russia and imported to the USA RD Amross, “Everything takes in a higher level skills because it isbyalmost all an Energomash/Rocketdyne joint venture. the short ULA computer programmed.” Western Nevada In College andterm, Truckee and Rocketdyne are testing the RL-10C, new model RL-10 to launch Meadows Community College both havea training programs train manufacturing and Delta. fabrication workers, and each school also works on both Atlas and with area companies to tailor its training programs to meet the needs of regional businesses. “That program is fully funded, and eventually we’ll be putting that engine across our entire fleet,” says George Sowers, vice-president Jim New, associate dean of applied technologies at TMCC, says of advanced programs at ULA. the manufacturing technologies program includes instruction in weldingthe andsame production systems, To as that wellend, as in Butmachining, it is still essentially engine technology. the supporting programs such as drafting. Each semester at TMCC US Air Force is looking for an RL-10 replacement. about 20 to 25 students enroll in the machining program. About half are currently employed production workers hoping to upgrade “The RL-10s are having a problem,” says Bruce Thieman, capability their knowledge and skills to land higher-paying or less menial lead at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) responsive space jobs, New says. TMCC in recent years also retooled some of its access office. “[It is] probably the most reliable engine ever built, but training programs to reflect regional economic trends. TMCC the industrial base that makes it possible is going away. So you’ve got used to run several hundred students per year through its welding to move to more modern materials that are used by the commercial program, New says. The program once focused on the needs of the

industrial base. industry, So you’vebut got now to redesign thatgeared engine.” construction it’s more to manufacturing and incorporates more CNC technology. Both TMCC and Western AFRL’s is called “upper-stage enginedegrees technologies”, and Nevadaprogram College offer certificate and associate in their applied spans a number of concepts. Companies are lining up in expectation technology programs. of a formal request for information on the issue. Traditional players, David Steiger, director economicaredevelopment continuing including Rocketdyne andofAerojet, to compete,and while less education at WNC, says students who complete the 60-unit associate prominent ones (such as Xcor and Orbitec) are also exploring degree path have a well-rounded skill setgoing and familiarity with CNC applicable technologies. “They’re probably to make a program equipment. However, Baltazar Owens Precision be says,a itthree-year still takes a decision in the next year, and of then it’ll probably great dealofofacquisition hands-on training to master the intricacies of complex CNC program to replace that upper stage,” says Thieman. equipment. CNC machines use computer programs to automatically perform a variety the of milling processes, such ashard laser,atplasma and waterWith less urgency, industry is also looking replacements jet cutting, and bending, gluing or picking and placing. Manufacturing for the liquid-oxygen/kerosene-fuelled RD-180. AFRL and companies in the Truckee and Carson make anything from contractor Aerojet haveMeadows been running the City hydrocarbon boost screws and demonstrator, engine parts to intricate Companies such technology looking aircraft at waysequipment. to get better thrust-toas Owens Precision also perform contract manufacturing for a diverse weight and efficiency out of a hydrocarbon-based engine using the customerfootprint. base. RD-180’s Increasing automation of the ways these products are made has led to COST OF WASTE shortages of skilled workers, Steiger says. “There are large number of manufacturing firms in Carson City, and CNC is technology is becoming Expendable systems are, by definition, wasteful - every launch leaves more and more prevalent. In the past there have been a lot of manual spent stages either in the sea or in orbit. But reusable concepts have machinists, but it has become common that machine processes are so far failed to deliver on promises of either reduced cost or increased controlled by CNC.There are some very good machinists that have been flight in therates. trade for a long time that may not have that experience.”

Thieman expendables, you’re not the going to ofreduce TMCC’ssays: New “If saysyou thatdo despite being slightly behind needs regional the cost maybe 10% is the best we’ve been able to do working employers, training programs are crucial for the success of thewith state’s launch folks. There are things can do to training get better capability -a manufacturing companies. “If you we didn’t have programs we would

better engine -onbut actuallytoget it cheaper, got to rely entirely thetoindustry train everyoneyou’ve on the really job, which change the paradigm.” is very expensive for them,” he says. “It is much more beneficial for the community to train these people almost on speculation A fully reusable launch vehicle is a holy rocket science. AFRL that the jobs will come. “Clearly theregrail are of openings out there; it hasis taken an incremental view, proposing a reusable booster system just a matter of getting people to understand that the training called Pathfinder.are RBS is aastwoor three-stage-to-orbit booster system, opportunities here well.” with a rocket-powered flyback booster for the first stage, which would return to base and land horizontally.

B/E Aerospace Awards Dynomax Making the first stage reusable via manoeuvre Aerospace Contract Fora rocket-back Airbus A380 gimballing the nozzles to turn - keeps heat on the airframe low, And the Boeing Components reducing need for 777 costly Seat and delicate thermal protection.

Dynomax in value-added engineering “The purposeInc., is toa leader do a concept demonstrator that and fliescontract out over manufacturing, announced recently that its aerospace operations the water at supersonic speeds, turns around and comes back,has and been awarded a three-year contract by B/E Aerospace. Under the then we’re going to put an augmenter on it to drive it up to about agreement, Dynomax will provide highprecision machined metal Mach 3.5 to make sure you understand all the technical issues,” components for first class seats on certain Airbus A380 and Boeing says Thieman. 777 aircraft. Dynomax offered a custom kitted solution that includes the design and building of custom recyclable shipping containers “You turn an engine around and fly it backwards, the plume will with specialty compartments and shelving. wrap around the vehicle. Will it burn the vehicle? Does it damage the nozzle on the back end? Does it cause thermal problems on B/E Aerospace selected Dynomax because of its ability to deliver the top or the bottom? Fuel sloshes around in the tank - how custom solutions. “We are honored to be a value-added supplier of do you keep the fuel in the back so it feeds the rocket engine? B/E Aerospace,” stated Dr. Richard Zic, Dynomax founder and CEO. How do you do this autonomously and interface it with the range, By adhering to its strict ISO 9001:2008/AS9100 quality standards, because you’ve now got a vehicle coming back to Vandenberg Dynomax is providing “dock-to-stock” capability which will allow [AFB] or [Cape] Canaveral with fuel on board - that makes it a the containers to go directly to B/E’s production area. The multiflying bomb.” year contract is extendable by one year.

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U.S. manufacturing makes a comeback By Martin Neil Baily and Bruce Katz

Amid continuing mixed signals about the economy, one notable bright spot is the revival of U.S. manufacturing.


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2011, but the advance estimate for the first quarter of 2012, 2.2 percent, was lower than expected. Monthly jobs growth averaged more than 250,000 positions from December through February, but the increase slowed to 154,000 jobs in March and the economy added only 115,000 positions in April.

The surprising strength of this once-battered sector holds promise for reenergizing the U.S. economy overall, and despite troubles in Europe, its new vigor may provide a boost to the global economy.

The unemployment rate is still inching downward, but it remains above 8 percent. Stronger payroll growth will be needed for continued improvement.

In the latest “How We’re Doing” Index, a team of scholars at the Brookings Institution looked at the past five quarters of economic data to explore how growth in manufacturing is helping to support the nation’s fragile economic recovery — with a particular emphasis on key metropolitan areas in a 21st century dominated by high-tech industries.

Because households contribute about twothirds of U.S. economic demand, the fairly strong pace of consumer spending — it rose 2.9 percent in the first quarter — is encouraging. Unfortunately, disposable income is growing more slowly than consumption, a trend that must change if consumers are to keep spending.

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could still trigger a self-reinforcing cycle of weakness. The chances are good that the U.S. economy is on a self-sustaining path of recovery, but it could be derailed, notably by a worsening crisis in Europe or conflict in the Middle East that pushes up oil prices. Amid all this uncertainty, U.S. manufacturing is returning. The industry was knocked to its knees by the recession, but it should not be counted out. Some 16,000 manufacturing jobs were added in April — a weaker number than those of the previous two months but still an increase. Manufacturing employment, output and exports are headed in the right direction: In April, the number of U.S. manufacturing jobs was up 489,000 from the January 2010 low of 11.5 million. The Institute of Supply Management’s manufacturing index has shown 33 consecutive months of expansion. Overall, the U.S. economy remains strongest in advanced manufacturing sectors with high



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technological and skills requirements, such as aerospace, industrial and energy equipment, automobiles and medical devices. These types of manufacturing are prominent in several metropolitan areas that were hit hard by the recession but are recovering, thanks to the sector’s sharp rebound. Detroit benefited greatly from the revival of the auto industry after the federal rescue of General Motors and Chrysler in 2009, and it has added jobs rapidly over the past year. Firms in the Cleveland and Charlotte areas have ramped up production to take advantage of the shale-gas boom sweeping much of the country. By contrast, manufacturing employment has grown more weakly or continued to slide in services- or government-oriented economies such as Las Vegas and the Washington region. A new Brookings report on trends in the industry shows how manufacturing employment has retrenched toward more specialized areas of the Midwest and Northeast


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after three decades of steadily southward movement. Manufacturing accounts for 12 percent of U.S. gross domestic product and less than 10 percent of national employment; alone, it cannot power the economic recovery.

manufacturers export to growing foreign markets such as East Asia and Latin America, and building a manufacturing workforce equipped with quality science, technology, engineering and math skills are essential for long-term economic recovery.

Yet manufacturing accounts for 70 percent of private-sector research and development in the United States.

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High levels of investment in R&D, the potential to reduce the trade deficit and the ability to produce good jobs for middleskilled workers merit the increased attention the sector is receiving after decades of policy drift.

Last June, DMG / Mori Seiki USA broke ground on a 200,000-square-foot factory on a 14.5-acre site in Davis, Calif.The plant will be the company’s first manufacturing facility in North America—focusing initially on the popular new X-Class line.

The administration, for example, has included a manufacturing initiative of roughly $1 billion in its fiscal 2013 budget, and notable plans have been proposed in Massachusetts and in Chicago.

The $50-million facility—which sits next door to our Digital Technology Laboratories (DTL)—will help meet rising market demands in North and South America and combat the disadvantages of a volatile global currency exchange.

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Global Investment in Renewable Energy Powers to Record $257 Billion Solar attracted nearly twice as much investment as wind, driving the renewable energy sector to yet another record-breaking year, albeit one beset with challenges for the industry, according to reports issued by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21). Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012 is the fifth edition of the UNEP report, based on data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and has become the standard reference for global clean energy investment figures. This year it shows that despite an increasingly tough competitive landscape for manufacturers, total investment in renewable power and fuels last year increased by 17% to a record $257 billion, a six-fold increase on the 2004 figure and 94% higher than the total in 2007, the year before the world financial crisis. Although last year’s 17% increase was significantly smaller than the 37% growth recorded in 2010, it was achieved at a time of rapidly falling prices for renewable energy equipment and severe pressure on fiscal budgets in the developed world. The REN21 Renewables 2012 Global Status Report, which has A2Z METALWORKER

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for more than 20 years, producing turnkey revolver, pistol and long gun parts. The company’s 105,000 square foot campus houses more than 24 metal injection molding machines, 10 sintering furnaces and 4 de-binding units. AFT’s Battenfeld Injection Molding Machines are equipped with three- and four-axis robotics, to ensure consistent cycle time, and consistent processes. The company additionally maintains a small on-site machine shop to build and maintain tooling.

AFT was founded in 1987, and it prides itself on its experience in the MIM industry. Today, the company employs 170 people, with more than 20% of the team holding engineering and metallurgical degrees. The average tenure of the team is 14 years. David Smith, Senior Sales Manager, was part of the start-up team when the company was founded. He says, “MIM technology is very complex. From our inception, we built a team that was highly technical, and one that could interact with our customers’ engineers, supporting design efforts of their products from the onset. Additionally, the fact that our employees remain at the company means that we offer our customers the superior experience that only comes with longevity.” AFT maintains ISO certification and Six Sigma Process Control for the highest level of quality and accuracy. They are AS9100 Rev C-certified for Aerospace Components, ISO 13485-certified for the Medical Components Industry, and ISO/TS 16949-certified for the Automotive Components Industry. In fact, they certified to the AS9100 Rev C just last October, and their auditor says they were the first company he ever certified that attained ‘0’ Findings, and ‘0’ Observations! They additionally have manufactured gun components for industry leaders across the US 2 Z METALWORKER A2ZAMETALWORKER •

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Today, AFT is looking for additional suppliers, particularly those who specialize in high volume 3 and 5-axis machining.The superior metal injection molding (MIM) company has seen nearly 50% growth in its business in the last year and a half, and it needs to add additional suppliers to keep up with rapidly growing orders.

Why Metal Injection Molding (MIM)? AFT’s proprietary MIM technology combines the shape-making capabilities of plastic injection molding with the material flexibility of powder metallurgy. MIM can make complex parts economically in structural metals. It can also allow you to replace an assembly of two or more parts with a single MIM part, further reducing costs. AFT technology permits molding of complex shapes enabling multiple components to be formed into a single unit. Metallurgical properties emerge that are superior to those of conventional metal-forming manufacturing. David says, “Our customers tend to be companies who had existing operations for their products, but are being designed into a corner. These customers typically have parts that are extremely complex in shape and are needed in large volumes (e.g. from 10,000 per year to 1 million per month). In many cases, the MIM technology can save our customers 20-40% off a full machined part price.”

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The first step is compounding: fine metal powder s are mixed with plastic and pelletized - the blend is ~60% metal and 40% plastic -- and this material is then placed in a standard plastic injection molding machine and processed.

After molding, the 2nd step in the process, the part is 20% larger than its final size and ready for the 3rd step, debinding, which uses heat and/or chemicals to remove most of the binders from the part. After debinding, the components are placed in vacuum furnaces for the final operation, sintering, where the remaining binders are removed and the part shrinks 20% to its final size, resulting in a high density, complex-shaped component. Fe, NiFe, SS,F-75,Ti, as well as aerospace grade materials are available. Since AFT compounds its own material, custom materials with specific properties can be produced.

What AFT is Looking for In Machine Shop Suppliers Jed Rust, Operations Manager, says, “We are seeking superior machine shops close to Colorado, who have high speed 3 and 5-axis machining capabilities, are highly automated with robotics, and are equipped to support quantities in the thousands.” He continued, “AFT currently uses local machining companies to finish MIM blanks by drilling, tapping and reaming holes as well as profile machining. Ideally they will be ISO9001 certified. We are also looking for shops that have EDM, drilling, tapping and reaming capabilities in-house.” If you are interested in securing work with AFT, please email your complete machine tool list to Sheryl Blood at

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“AFT has been our supplier since we opened our plant in Mexico. We are the company’s largest plant in the world. Since day 1, we have relied on AFT to make our MIM (Metal Injection Molding) castings. We have other suppliers who are approved, but we almost always use AFT for a number of reasons. Their quality is outstanding, they are almost always on time, and even though they are in the states, and a distance from us, their pricing is very competitive. Our engineers prefer AFT for all of our MIM castings, not just because of their quality and pricing, but also because of their knowledge. They are helping us now with a re-tool project, and they are actually coming to our plant this month to walk our production lines, helping to offer productivity improvement recommendations. AFT is so knowledgeable with regard to MIM casting that they offer training sessions on a regular basis.They know their business inside and out and I would recommend them to anyone.” Purchasing Manager, Leading Consumer Product Customer “We were having quite a bit of trouble finding qualified suppliers for a number of critical, very precise components that are used in our disposal, minimally invasive surgical devices. AFT was recommended to us by a professor at San Diego State. He is also a consultant and he suggested we take our parts to AFT. Today, AFT make superior parts for us. There may be a few other companies that utilize Metal Injection Molding (MIM), but I don’t think there are any companies that can make the parts we need as well as AFT does. The team at AFT is professional, knowledgeable, and very customer oriented.Their reputation in MIM is outstanding. Because of the time it takes to take these parts from inception, to design, to tooling, to manufacture, it is critical you have a supplier you can trust, and who you regularly communicate with. The processes and certifications that AFT has in place is invaluable to us.” CFO, Public Surgical Device Manufacturer A2Z METALWORKER

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VUSD Awards SOLON Corporation 1.15MW Solar Contract inTucson, Arizona SOLON Corporation, one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plants and photovoltaic (PV) products in the U.S., announced it has contracted with the Tanque Verde Unified School District (TVUSD) to build 1.15-megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) systems in Tucson, Arizona. The total system capacity for the TVUSD project, 1.15 megawatts (MW), is spread over 4 campuses of the Tanque Verde High School and Elementary School, the Emily Gray Junior High School and the Agua Caliente Elementary These systems be a combination GE ‘all in’ onSchool. aviation dealwillwith China of shade structures and rooftop systems, and the outputs will offset a large portion of theElectric daytime flight energysimulator requirements campus. At a General here, of theeach visibility has been set at near zero to mimic thick rain and clouds. But a video console near SOLON engineer, commissionprecise and maintain the pilotwill shows a vivid design, pictureconstruct, of nearby mountains enoughthe to operation of the will provide the energy produced by allow a plane tosystems. take off SOLON or land despite the conditions. these systems to TVUSD through a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA). Under this formofofseveral ownership, TVUSD will benext-generation responsible only The system is one highly valuable for purchasing the solar electricity that the systems produce, and will technologies that GE has developed — and that the company has enable the District to reduce its operating expenses by saving money on passed along to China as part of a joint venture with the state-owned its utility bills with Corporation no upfront costs required. As utility rates continue to Aviation Industry of China (AVIC). rise over the next 25 years, TVUSD will enjoy a low fixed rate for this electricity, campus’ students, staffeconomy and guestsiswill benefitfor from the Access to and the the world’s second-largest critical nearly shade provided by theYet structures. This program is helped made possible any global company. this often comes at a cost: the transfer of the by thetechnologies rebates provided by the local utility, Tucson— Electric Power very that leading business officials including GE(TEP). chief executive Jeffrey Immelt, who heads an Obama administration panel “We are very that our district in many waysUnited from on U.S. jobspleased and competitiveness —will citebenefit as essential to the the installation of solar energy systems,” said Claire Place, member of States’ economic future. The “synthetic vision” system, for example, the TVUSD Governing Board. “The idea to implement a solar energy could be worth millions of dollars to airlines, which could significantly project partfrom of TEP’s renewable energy reduce as costs weather-related delays.rebate program began with community input, and that initiative will positively impact our district and for companies, many years must to come. The solartechnologies installations will bring GE,schools like other weigh which should be cost savings, campus improvements opportunities to brought to joint ventures with Chinaand andeducational how to protect them from our students, staff and community. As the solar provider selected for being stolen or misused. These decisions face virtually any executive this project, SOLONahas been veryinresponsive to our and trying to develop presence the country —district from needs the most specifications. We look forward to our continuing partnership with them sophisticated technology firms, which worry about software piracy, to as we move through equipment the installation and integration phases this project.” old-line industrial makers, which have seenofknockoffs of their products pop up soon after making deals with Chinese partners. “SOLON hasagreement become a with leading provider for solarwill solutions to theaK-12 Under the AVIC, GE avionics be on board new school districts in Arizona by listening to our customers’ needs,” said 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

Robert Wanless, Director of Business Development for SOLON Corporation. “Understanding the unique requirements of a school is essential to delivering a complete solution that will work for not only their energy needs, but also will provide the optimal financing solution to maximize cost savings. SOLON has enjoyed working with TVUSD to ensure the systems have been designed to be the most functional for each campus.”

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MAGNUM PRECISION MACHINES, INC. 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 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


NEW MACHINERY Savage Machine Tools __ 480-275-8630 CHIP CUTTING Tornquist Machinery ___ 602-470-0334 BoringPatrick Mills TSM Machinery ______ Ellison Patrick 602-233-3757 Ellison Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 CNC Drill/ Tapping Machines Magnum Precision Mach _505-345-8389 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 CNC Mills Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Haas Factory Outlet_____480-968-5877 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 Magnum Precision Mach _505-345-8389 D & R Machinery _____480-775-6462 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 Patrick Ellison Patrick Ellison Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Savage Machine Tools __ 480-275-8630 Elrod Machinery _____928-526-9032 Tornquist Machinery ___ 602-470-0334 Ganesh Machinery ____ 888-542-6374 CNC Punching Centers Haas Factory Outlet ____480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach _505-345-8389 Magnum Precision Mach _505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales _____ 480-545-0275 Makino __________ 602-228-0347 CNC Swiss Turn Machines Methods West _______602-437-2220 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Patrick Ellison Patrick Ellison North-South Machinery __ 602-391-4696 Ganesh Machinery ____ 888-542-6374 Savage Machine Tools __480-275-8630 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Tornos USA ________ 951-695-0342 Magnum Precision Mach _505-345-8389 Tornquist Machinery __ 602-470-0334 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 TSM Machinery ______ 602-233-3757 Muratec __________ 949-466-8255 CNC Lathes North-South Machinery __ 602-391-4696 Adams Machinery ______480-968-3711 Tornos USA ________ 951-695-0342 Arizona CNC Equip _____480-615-6353 Tornquist Machinery ___ 602-470-0334 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 EDM Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 EDM Machines Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Ganesh Machinery______888-542-6374 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 Magnum Precision Mach _505-345-8389 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Muratec __________ 949-466-8255 Makino __________ 602-228-0347 A Z METALWORKER • 90 • July/Aug 2012 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


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


T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782


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

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

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

Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 North-South Machinery __ 602-391-4696 Savage Machine Tools __ 480-275-8630 TSM Machinery ______ 602-233-3757 EDM Filtration Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Dielectric Systems/ Filtration Ebbco Inc_________800-809-3901 Extractors Crozier Machine Tool ___310-329-3187 Gauging Equipment Osborn Products______ 623-587-0335 Gear Machinery CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 ELECTRICAL Equip Hookup & Disconnect Geiger Electric Co _____ 623-773-1787 Lighting Geiger Electric Co _____ 623-773-1787 Relocation: Electrical Geiger Electric Co _____ 623-773-1787 Service Upgrades Geiger Electric Co _____ 623-773-1787 ENGRAVING MACHINES Innovative Cutting Systems__480-557-7999 GRINDING Grinding Filtration Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 Grinding Machines ACC Machinery ______602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip ___ 480-615-6353 DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Elrod Machinery ____ 928-526-9032

Magnum Precision Mach _602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach _505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 North-South Machinery _ 602-391-4696 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-275-8630 Tornquist Machinery ___602-470-0334 Grinding Machines, OD/ID Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 Haas Factory Outlet __ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach _602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach _505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-275-8630 Grinding Machines, Rotary Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Grinding Machines, Rotary Aircraft Brake DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Grinding Machines, Tool Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Tornquist Machinery ___602-470-0334 Grinding Machines, Tool Punch & Die DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Honing Machines Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach _602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach _505-345-8389 Magnetic Drills/Cutters ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Manual Lathes & Mills ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330



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

8622 N. 78th Avenue Peoria, Arizona 85345

High Performance Garnet Abrasives

Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager

Phone: 951.324.3221 Cell:


Orders: 800.741.7756

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

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



Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 CNC Machinery Sales ___602-244-1507 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Elrod Machinery ____ 928-526-9032 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 Elrod Machinery ____ 928-526-9032 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___800-952-0151 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-275-8630 Wayco Sales Inc _____ 562-927-3469 Saw Replacement Parts ____800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918

Jorgenson Machine Co. ___800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutting/Proc. Center ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Muratec _________ 949-466-8255 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Laser Marking Machines Innovative Cutting Systems _ 480-557-7999 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Muratec _________ 949-466-8255 Pipe & Tube Benders/ Notchers ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Plate Roll Jorgenson Machine Co. ___800-952-0151 Press Brakes ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____480-968-3711 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___800-952-0151 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach _505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542

Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Wayco Sales Inc _____ 562-927-3469 Specialty Routers Crozier Machine Tool ___310-329-3187 Speed Lathes Crozier Machine Tool ___310-329-3187 Tapping Machines ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Ultrasonic Cleaning Machines Larry Arroues & Assoc __ 602-938-0603 NEW MACH FABRICATION CO2/Fiber Lasers Innovative Cutting Systems _480-557-7999 CNC Punching Centers ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Gantry Systems, CNC ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Iron Workers ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Punch Presses Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Shearing Machines Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711

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

Jorgenson Machine Co. ___800-952-0151 800-952-0151 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales ___ 602-368-8542 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Turret Press Muratec _________ 949-466-8255 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 WaterJet Cutting Systems Flow International ____ 480-830-0431 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___800-952-0151 North-South Machinery __ 602-391-4696 Omax Corp. ________ 800-838-0343 Waterjet Accessories Barton International ___ 800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 INSPECTION EQUIP Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871

602-470-0334 A2Z METALWORKER

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

526 E Juanita Ave Suite 8 Mesa, AZ 85204


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


OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Fire Suppression Systems Firetrace Intl _______ 480-607-1218 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Profiles Tool & Engineering _ 480-894-1008 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach _505-345-8389 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011

Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 SPC Data Acquis.Equip. D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Repair & Certification Washington Calibration__ 480-820-0506 Video Measuring systems Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated Systems Inc __ 928-649-9600 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 Ganesh Machinery ____ 888-542-6374 Innovative Cutting Systems _ 480-557-7999 K D Capital ________ 480-922-1674 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 R. Jorgenson Company __ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales ___ 602-368-8542 Savage Machine Tools __ 480-275-8630 TSM Machinery ______ 602-233-3757

ACCESSORIES Elrod Machinery _____928-526-9032 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Abrasives Barton International ___ 800-741-7756 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Aqueous Degreasers Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Abrasive Systems KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Adhesives S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Air Compressors Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Air Drying Systems Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Air Filtration Equipment Innovative Cutting Systems _ 480-557-7999 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Ball Screws Fadal CNC _________208-855-9426 Band Saw/ Blades ____800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730

Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades303-761-3000 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 Haas Factory Outlet A Division of Ellison Machinery Company

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


"One stop shopping for manufacturing success"

Dwayne Elrod


Task Master CNC Knee Mills and CNC Retrofit Kits

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

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

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

Kevin Randall






BUSINESS: 602-431-8300 3614 E. SOUTHERN AVE. #1 FAX: 602-431-8301 PHOENIX, AZ 85040 CELL: 602-399-0346

Outside Sales Representative

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Rick Berry President

755 East Debra Lane Anaheim, CA 92805

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

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

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


Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 480-968-5335 Chucks Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Industrial Workholding __ 714--935-9686 InnovativeTool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 CNC Lathe Accessories Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 Cleaners: Ultrasonic Larry Arroues & Assoc __ 602-938-0603 Pro- Ultrasonics ______ 602-938-0603 CompressedAir Piping Systems Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Coolant Systems Blaser______________801-722-4095 DCM Tech _________ 800-533-5339 Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Blaser______________801-722-4095

Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 Cutoff Tools Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Deburring Equipment S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074

Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Door Opening Systems: Automatic Midaco Corporation ___ 847-593-8420 Dust Collectors Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Factory Automation and Logistics Muratec _________ 949-466-8255 Fasteners Self Clinch Direct ____ 801-746-2689 Filtration Equip. Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Qualichem, Inc. ______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 EDM Materials & Supplies Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance acc's __ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply ____ 480-836-8330 Qualichem Inc _______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance ____ 800-336-2946

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

Distributor of Pro Ultrasonics High performance ultrasonic cleaning equipment.

Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Filtration -Grind Wheels & Belts S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Fire Extinguishing Systems Firetrace Intl _______ 480-607-1218 Gaskets State Seal Company ____602-437-1532 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders Midaco Corporation ___ 847-593-8420 Laser Accessories Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories Industrial Workholding __714--935-9686 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil ________ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Production Tool Co _______800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc _________480-320-0308

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

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

Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Magnetic Particle Ins Equip. DCM Tech ___________ 800-533-5339 Micro Blasters: Comco Larry Arroues & Assoc __ 602-938-0603 Mist Collectors Production Tool Co _______ 800-266-3253 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Motors Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Pallet Systems Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711

Mobile: 480‐320‐0308 

D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Parts Washing Equipment Blaser______________801-722-4095 Production Tool Co _______ 800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc _________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-9966 Resolvers Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil ________ 800-894-7773 Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Qualichem, Inc _________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-9966 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Solvents:Hand Wipe Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Spindles Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Setco Spindles & Slides_____ 866-362-0699 5thAXIS FIXTURES

Innovative solutions for all 3, 4, and 5 axis machines.

Mathew Evans Director of Sales and Marketing

7140 Engineer Rd. San Diego, CA 92111


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Stainl 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 Innovative Tool Sales ____ 714-780-0730 Vibratory Equipment FIXTURING Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 5th Axis Fixtures ______858-505-0432 Production Tool Co _______ 800-266-3253 Industrial Workholding __ 714--935-9686 Vises and Vise Jaws Fixturing Designs 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 5th Axis Fixtures ______858-505-0432 Arizona CNC Equip _______ 480-615-6353 HARDWARE Desert EDM Sales _______ 480-816-6300 MATERIAL Elrod Machinery ________ 928-526-9032 Alloys: High Temperature Industrial Workholding ____ 714--935-9686 Aerodyne Alloys______ 860-289-3820 Waterjet Abrasives Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584 Barton International ___ 800-741-7756 Western States Metals __ 801-978-0562 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Alloys: Specialty Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Aerodyne Alloys______ 860-289-3820 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

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Delivering Alloy Solutions to the World.

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

Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584 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 St ate Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Bronze AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Carbon AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Fry Steel Company ____ 800-423-6651 Cast Iron Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Ceramics MarZee Inc. ________ 602-269-5801 Chrome Rod Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Cobalt United Performance Metals _ 888-282-3292 Copper Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Extrusions TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Lead Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Material Sales Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888

Metals Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Ryerson __________602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 State Industrial Pro ____ 602-275-0990 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel _______ 623-936-3325 Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals _ 888-282-3292 Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys _ 800-337-3766 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel _______ 623-936-3325 TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 Metals-Strip, Wire & Bar TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 Mold Steel Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 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


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AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum _____877-977-6061 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company ___ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply ____ 602-454-1500 MarZee Inc. _______ 602-269-5801 Ryerson __________602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company _ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company ___ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply ____ 602-454-1500 MarZee Inc. _______ 602-269-5801 Ryerson __________602-455-3374 Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel ______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company _ 602-267-9865


United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Coil-sheet Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Ryerson __________602-455-3374 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Service Centers Sales___ 623-434-8343 Advanced Metal Sales 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

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VP/General Manager

Purification Units (CO2 and Hydrogen) Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 Welding and Cutting Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 TOOLING Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Boring Bars B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Seco Tools Inc. _______ 248-528-5960 Carbide B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422 Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719

Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422 Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Cutting Tools: Custom Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Drills Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 End Mills Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Elrod Machinery ____ 928-526-9032 Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Form Tools B & T Tool & Engineering 602-267-1481


30 Years Experience

Rob Schwister

Relationship Manager 480.905.2407

MIKE SMITH 602-397-4008

Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Sandv Arizona Machine ToolTools Service, Seco IncAMTS _______ 248-528-5960 Software,Lean/6 Sigma Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Opening a new chapter in my life, after 30 years, 22 in Arizona as Machinery Sales DISTRIBUTORS 4 Sight Technologies ____ 480-922-6484 Co. Senior ServiceMETAL Engineer, servicing Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Hardinge, Okamoto, Inserts, Indexable and many others, CNC andStates ManualMetals Machine__801-978-0562 Tools, I will continue to provide service Western Software, NC Programming Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 and repair to Arizona, PALLET SYSTEMS Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Thank you Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Mike Smith Manual & Automatic Pallet Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Systems Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Manual Lift Off Pallet Inserts, PCD/CBN Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Systems Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 Software, Servicing Manual Rotory Pallet Sys- DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 Loose Abrasive Grains tems S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Reamers & Drills, PCD ROBOTICS Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Robotic Part Loading Systems Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Thread Mills Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Tooling Systems PROG. SYSTEMS Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 CAD/CAM Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 REPAIR/DESIGN Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Bar Feeder Repair Tooling Columns Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 Machine Tool Design/En-Tooling Systems Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 gineering Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Machine Tool Rebuilding Software, Inv. Control Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 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 Machine Retrofitting/CNC Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Machinery Moving Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Machine Repair Parts/Filters Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717


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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

Maint/Repair Services A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 SERVICES Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Banks Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 Alerus Bank & Trust ____ 480-905-2407 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Bank of Arizona ______ 480-642-2876 Business Consulting DM Machine Repair ____ 480-709-1450 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 BMSC____________480-445-9400 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 O’Donnell & Assoc. _____602-843-8018 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 Calibration Services State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 Mold Repairs MTLC ____________ 602-721-8819 B&B Tool _________520-397-0436 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Stamping Repairs Starrett___________602-790-6073 B&B Tool. _________520-397-0436 Calibration: Repair & Certify Prev. Maint Programs A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 MTLC ____________ 602-721-8819 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 Washington Calibration__ 480-820-0506 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Cash Flow Management DM Machine Repair ____ 480-709-1450 Bank of Arizona ______ 480-642-2876 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 CNC Laser Calibration Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 MTLC ____________ 602-721-8819 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Computer/Web Services The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Gartman Technical Services _ 602-788-8121 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Consulting 4 Sight Technologies____480-922-6484 Repair -Hydraulic A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 BMSC____________480-445-9400 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 Advanced Custom Screens_800-992-7936 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 Quality Advisory Services__602-910-1510 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 Repair - Portable A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Contract Inspection Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc _____602-569-1809 Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Spindle Rebuilding Contract Programming Setco-Pope Spindles _____866-362-0699 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Tool Repair, Coating, CNC Training Treatment Adams Machinery ______480-968-3711 B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Jet Products ________ 623-869-6749 MACHINERY REPAIR Design Services PARTS DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 Belts All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 A Z METALWORKER • 98 • July/Aug 2012 2

Engineering Services E 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 O’Donnell & Assoc. ____ 602-843-8018 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 O’Donnell & Assoc. ____ 602-843-8018 Lean Manufacturing 4 Sight Technologies ___ 480-922-6484 BMSC ___________ 480-445-9400 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Manufacturers Rep Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110 Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Rigging/Machinery Moving IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Retirement Planning Country Financial _____ 602-321-3232 Recycling Barry Metals_________602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc. 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC ___________623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading ___602-257-4660 Reverse Engineering Advanced Coordinate Tech__623-780-4137 Datum Inspection ___ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Rigging IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Schools, Custom Training DDi (Solidworks) _____602-241-0900

Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Jet Products ________ 623-869-6749 Quality Advisory Services ___602-910-1510 Services: UT/ Network Support Shop Floor Automations___ 877-611-5825 Software: Continuous Improvement CIS ______________ 602-445-9400 Staffing: Engineers/Mfg CPI ______________ 480-339-0452 Supplier Auditing BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Systems Integration Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5877 Technical Staffing CPI ______________ 480-339-0452 Testing, Metallurgical Metals Eng & Testing Lab. __ 602-272-4571 ARTL _____________ 602-374-3770 Trade Show Booth Design Fry Fabricators _______ 602-454-0701 Transportation IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Working Capital, Credit Lines Bank of Arizona _______480-642-2876 O’Donnell & Assoc. ____ 602-843-8018 SBG Capital ________ 480-897-4988 SEALS EMI/RFI State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Films/Foils/Tapes State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Gaskets State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Liquid Dispensers State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Thermal State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 SHOP FLOOR AUTOMATION USB Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Scheduling Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Serial Port Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Software:CNC Networking Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 RS232 Cabling Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Virtual CNC Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825

Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

ASSEMBLY CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 Foresight Technologies ___ 480-967-0080 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 Lindel Engineering ______520-792-3160 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 Cable/Harness Assembly Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 X5 Manufacturing ______ 602-454-7385 Clean Room Assembly Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 L&W Fluid ________ 602-323-2560

Lewis Aerospace ________623-581-0764 623-581-0764 BENDING CARBURIZING Advanced Metal Sales____623-434-8343 Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 CASTINGS BONDING AATC______________602-268-1467 BRAZING Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 May Foundry & Machine __801-531-8931 Castings: Prototype Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 AATC______________602-268-1467 Brazing: Vacuum Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 May Foundry & Machine __801-531-8931 Castings: Production AATC_____________602-268-1467 BROACHING Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 May Foundry & Machine __801-531-8931 Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144 Castings: Repair Ayers Gear & Mach ______ 623-934-6913 Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404

CLEANING A2Z Sandblasting _______ 602-716-5566 COATING Accuwright Industries _____ 480-892-9595 Arizona Finishing _______ 602-438-4443 Bolt’s Metallizing _______ 602-244-2432 Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648 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


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Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Louie's Black Oxide ______602-257-0530 Coating: Chem Film AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 Certified Inspection ______602-267-0661 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 METCO Metal Finishing ____ 602-276-4120 LA Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______602-267-7575 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 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 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

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CNC Router Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Laser APMI____________ 480-668-0024 Fine Line Laser Cutting __ 602-863-3196 Taycar Enterprises ___ 505-265-2121 Tube Laser Cutting Tube Service Company __602-267-9865 DIES Arizona Wire & Tool_____ 480-813-1002 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Precision Die & Stamp'g __ 480-967-2038 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole Arizona Wire Specialists __ 480-829-6530 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 Hawkeye Precision _____ 480-926-8642 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 PGI______________505-884-5782 Powill Manufactuing____623-780-4100 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech __________480-921-1665 Toolcraft of Phoenix __ 623-435-5405


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




WC Machine & Tool ______ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine _______ 602-323-5550 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc _______ 602-437-8995 ENGINEERING/ PROGRAMMING Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 FABRICATION Advanced Metal Sales ___ 623-434-8343 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 Aero Tech ___________ 801-292-0493 APMI ______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal ______ 303-427-6419 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 Astra Fab ___________ 480-497-8250 Bell Steel ___________ 480-833-5538 BID Machine, Inc _______ 480-892-7304 CAID Industries ________ 520-294-3126

CAL Precision Inc. _____951-273-9901 CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 CygnetStamping & Fab ____818-240-7574 Creedbilt Inc __________623-939-8119 Dungeon Delights _______480-215-2461 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv _ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Nelson Engineering _____ 602-273-7114 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Phoenix Metalcraft _____ 602-279-4810 Plastic Eng.___________480-491-8100 PMC Manufacturing______ 623-582-2233 Precision Casting Repair___ 800-622-2404 PVB Fabrications ____ 520-623-3529

Craig Roth Dungeon Delights ____ 480-215-2461 President/C.O.O. Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly East Wier Avenue State Seal Company _____3325 602-437-1532 Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Systems 3 __________Phone: 480-894-2581 (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777 Fabrication: Medium & Large Craig Roth APMI______________480-668-0024 President/C.O.O. Arrow Sheet Metal _______303-427-6419 Spring & Manufacturing480-833-5538 Co.,Inc. Bell Steel___________ A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue CAL Precision Inc. _____951-273-9901 Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Continental Machining __800-777-2483 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777 Aluminum (Medium & Large) CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Fabrication: Custom Metal Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 Arrow Sheet Metal _______303-427-6419 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 CygnetStamping & Fab ____818-240-7574 PVB Fabrications ____ 520-623-3529

Scriven Precision_______ 480-961-9775 State Seal Company _____ 602-437-1532 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Tolleson Steel _______ 623-936-3325 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Certified Mobile PVB Fabrications ____ 520-623-3529









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Precision Die Cutting

Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110 Fabrication: Mining PVB Fabrications ____ 520-623-3529 Fabrication: Rebuild/ Large Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 Empire Precision Mach. __ 480-633-4580 Fabrication: Sheet Metal ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal ______ 303-427-6419 Astra Fab __________ 480-497-8250 Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 Capital Stainless _____480-967-0016


CygnetStamping & Fab ___ 818-240-7574 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Phoenix Metalcraft ___ 602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 FINISHING AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 LA Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 METCO Metal Finishing ___ 602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Perma-Finish ________ 602-278-1733 Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Finishing: One Stop Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 FINISH OPS-CLEANING Cleaning: AF 5333 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray Aerospace Testing _ 623-842-3030 Dry Film Lubrication Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117

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Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Electro-Polishing Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 Glass Bead Clean ABS Metallurgical Processors 602-437-3008 Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Drilling ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing ____ 602-257-0530 Passivation ABS Metallurgical Processors 602-437-3008 Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies ___ _623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 METCO Metal Finishing ___ 602-276-4120 Semiray ___________ 602-275-1917 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 ABS Metallurgical Processors 602-437-3008 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Stripping Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray ___________ 602-275-1917 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878

Shawn Carlin

GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 FIXTURES Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 Profiles Tool & Engineering __ 480-894-1008 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 FORGINGS Lindel Engineering _____ 520-792-3160 R&D Specialty Manco _____ 602-278-7700 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Forgings: Titanium R&D Specialty Manco _____602-278-7700 Powill Manufacturing ____ 623-780-4100 PMC Manufacturing______ 623-582-2233 FOUNDRY Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Steel Services Grinding ___ 800-662-0126 May Foundry & Machine __ 801-531-8931 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 GEAR CUTTING Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144 Grinding, Blanchard Ayers Gear & Machine ____ 623-934-6913 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 GLASS BEAD Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 A2Z Sandblasting _______ 602-716-5566 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 GRINDING Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 Powill Manufacturing____623-780-4100 Blue Streak Grinding _____602-353-8088 Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Centerless ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320

Shaw Precision _______ 480-785-4925 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks __________623-582-5767 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 Grinding… Double Disc Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Grinding: ID/OD Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Grinding: OD Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 Grinding: Precision Tool

Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Grinding: Tool & Cutter B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 CTE ____________ 800-783-2400 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Ultra Precision Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 GUNDRILLING Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110 HEAT TREATING ABS Metallurgical Processors 602-437-3008

US Carbide Tool LLC ______480-755-3812 Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088

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Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Controlled Thermal Tech'y__ 602-272-3714 L A Specialties _________602-269-7612 Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/ Aerospace Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 HeatTreating/ISO9001/AS9100 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum HeatTreating Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 HONING/LAPPING Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100


IDENTIFICATION Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Labels & Bar Code Inspection Services EPSI______________714-256-8950 Advanced Coordinate Tech __623-780-4137 Arizona Wire & Tool _____480-813-1002 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 Challenger Aerospace ___ 480-894-0802 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137 Datum Inspection ______602-997-1340 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Klontech Measure Sol ____480-626-8131 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Micropulse West ______ 480-966-2300 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 INDUSTRIAL SEALINGS Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services (NDT) Gaskets:Manufacturing Cupps Ind Supply _______602-269-2301 Jet Processing _____623-869-6749 x117 State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Jet Products__________623-869-6749 Semiray Aero. Testing ____602-275-1917 Industrial Sealings Cupps Ind Supply _______602-269-2301 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Packing Cupps Ind Supply _______602-269-2301 ISO Consultant State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc ________ 623-939-4412 INSPECTION Quality Advisory Services __ 602-910-1510 Calibration Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 Advanced Coordinate Tech __623-780-4137 Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 Washington Calibration ___ 480-820-0506 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Inspection, First Article Advanced Coordinate Tech __623-780-4137 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Datum Inspection _______602-997-1340 Gladhill Assoc ________ 623-939-4412 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Orion Registrar _______ 303-645-4017

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Great Western Registrar ____623-580-1881 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 ISO Registrar Great Western Registrar ____623-580-1881 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Liquid Penetrant Certified Inspection Service _602-267-0661 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 Semiray ____________ 602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 MAG Particle Certified Inspection Service __ 602-267-066 Jet Products____ ______623-869-6749 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Process Improvement/ Audit BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 X-Ray Certified Inspection Service __ 602-267-066 Semiray ____________ 602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 MACHINING Machining: 3D 3D Machine LLC _____ 480-239-8254 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 Cassavant Machining ___602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 Hawkeye Precision _____ 480-926-8642 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253


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L&W Machine Co ____ 602-323-2560 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering __ 480-894-100 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 Machining: 5 Axis 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 Cassavant Machining _ 602-437-4005 Clings Mfg _______ 480-968-1778 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng 520-745-8771 Lindel Engineering _____ 520-792-3160 Metalcraft Inc. _______ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine _______480-961-7673 St. Vrain Manufacturing __ 303-702-1529 Systems 3__________ 480-894-2581 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Machining: Aerospace AATC_____________602-268-1467 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Adams Mfg & Eng _____ 623-486-2019 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg ___ 505-342-2943 CAL Precision Inc. ____951-273-9901

Cassavant Machining __602-437-4005 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 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 JB's Precision _________623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 L&W Machine Co _____602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc. __________602-272-2654 Lewis Aerospace________ 623-581-0764 Lindel Engineering ______520-792-3160 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc._________480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc _______602-437-8995 Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products_______ 623-587-0335 PGI ____________ 505-884-5782 PMC Manufacturing ______623-582-2233

Powill Manufacturing ___ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision__________602-353-0022 R&D Specialty Manco _____602-278-7700 Service & Sales ________480-968-9084 Satowfi_____________480-374-5706 Southwest Swiss Precision __602-438-4670 St. Vrain Manufacturing ____303-702-1529 Stewart Manufacturing ____623-582-2261 Systems 3 ___________480-894-2581 Trepanning Specialties ___ 562-633-8110 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001

Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc. ___________480-833-7305 Lewis Aerospace ______ 623-581-0764 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Stellar Machining & Fab _ 480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing ____623-582-2261 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC _____480-239-8254 Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Machining: Contract Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Adams Mfg & Eng ______ 623-486-2019 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 Aero Design & Mfg ______602-437-8080 Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____602-243-4329 Astra Fab __________ 480-497-8250 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 AzMark ____________480-926-8969 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 Banner Machine, Inc______ 602-437-4984 Challenger Aerospace___ _ 480-894-0802 CAL Precision Inc. _____ 951-273-9901 Cling’s Manufacturing______480-968-1778 Evans Precision Machining __623-581-6200 Continental Machining __ 800-777-2483 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Evans Precision Machining __ 623-581-6200 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 Foresight Technologies ____480-967-0080 Group Mfg Serv. ________480-966-3952 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 Glover Precision, Inc. ____480-464-0150 A Z METALWORKER • 105 • July/Aug 2012 2

Continental Machining __800-777-2483 Empire Precision Mach. _ 480-633-4580 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 Mach: CNC Turning 3D Machine LLC_______480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining __602-437-4005 Continental Machining _800-777-2483 Exactitude Precision _____602-316-6957 Gilbert Precision Machine __480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 JD Ellen LLC ______ 623-587--0253 Morsch Machine ______ 480-961-7673 New Hope Machine ______520-825-7830 Osborn Products ______ 623-587-0335 PGI _____________505-884-5782 PMC Manufacturing______623-582-2233 Precision Metalworks __602-455-9575 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 St. Vrain Manufacturing ___303-702-1529 Stellar Machining & Fab 480-961-3075 SwissTech Tooling & MFg.___480-998-2005 Systems 3___________480-894-2581 Val-Tech Mfg ________ 480-966-7376 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760

Evans PPrecision Mach’g _ 623-581-6200 Foresight Technologies ____480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 Glover Precision , Inc. _____ 480-464-0150 Hawkeye Precision ____ 480-926-8642 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 JB’s Precision _______ 623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Jet Products ________ 623-869-6749 JRT Hunt____________480-968-5928 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 LAYKE, Inc. ________ 602-272-2654 Lewis Aerospace _____ 623-581-0764 Lindel Engineering ______ 520-792-3160 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______602-267-7575 Matrix Machine _____ 480-966-4451 Micropulse West _______480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc ____ 602-437-8995 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine _______ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering ___ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 PGI ______________505-884-5782 PMC Manufacturing_______623-582-2233 Powill Mfg __________ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision _________ 602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering _ 480-894-1008 Quality Mold _______ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco ____602-278-7700 RMSS______________623-780-5904 Satowfi ____________ 480-374-5706 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 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 Tolleson Steel ______ 623-936-3325 Toolcraft of Phoenix __ 623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix _______ 480-844-0165 Val-Tech Mfg _________ 480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 Wintech _________ 602-437-9001 Wire-Tech ________ 480-966-1591

Adams Mfg & Eng ______623-486-2019 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Hawkeye Precision _____ 480-926-8642 AMT-America _________602-443-1403 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Backerworks Mfg _____ 505-342-2943 Jan’s Inc. __________ 480-833-7305 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 JB's Precision ________ 623-581-9088 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 Jet Products ________ 623-869-6749 Continental Machining __ 800-777-2483 JRT Hunt___________ 480-968-5928 Evans Precision ______ 623-581-6200 L&W Machine Co ____ 602-323-2560 Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 LAYKE, Inc. _________ 602-272-2654 Foresight Technologies ____ 480-967-0080 Lindel Engineering _____ 520-792-3160 Gilbert Precision Machine ___ 480-892-4730 Metalcraft Inc.________ 480-967-4889 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Matrix Machine _______ 480-966-4451 Hawkeye Precision ______ 480-926-8642 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Jan’s Inc. ___________ 480-833-7305 Morsch Machine________480-961-7673 Jemelco, Inc. ________ 480-804-9541 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 JD Ellen LLC ________ 623-587--0253 Osborn Products_______ 623-587-0335 JRT Hunt____________ 480-968-5928 PGI______________505-884-5782 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 PMBC ____________602-431-8131 L&W Machine Co _____ 602-323-2560 PMC Manufacturing ______623-582-2233 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Powill Manufacturing____623-780-4100 Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Profiles Tool & Engineering__480-894-1008 Machining Plastic PGI_______________505-884-5782 Quality Mold ______ 480-892-5480 PMC Manufacturing_______623-582-2233 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-00220 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 R&D Specialty Manco _____ 602-278-7700 Machining Precision Satowfi ___________ 480-374-5706 3D Machine LLC _____ 480-239-8254 RMSS ___________ 623-780-5904 St. Vrain Manufacturing___ 303-702-1529 St. Vrain Manufacturing____ 303-702-1529 Stellar Machining & Fab _480-961-3075 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 AATC_____________602-268-1467 Stellar Machining & Fab _ 480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing____623-582-2261 Action Machine_______ 602-233-0883 Stewart Manufacturing ____ 623-582-2261 SwissTech Tooling & MFg. ___480-998-2005 Adams Mfg & Eng _____ 623-486-2019 SwissTech Tooling & MFg. ___480-998-2005 Systems 3 ___________ 480-894-2581 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Tooling Molds West ______ 480-921-9939 Toolcraft of Phoenix ___623-435-5405 Arcas Machine Inc ____ 480-632-9414 Tri-Matrix ___________480-844-0165 Val-Tech Mfg _________ 480-966-7376 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Arizona Wire & Tool _____ 480-813-1002 WC Machine & Tool ______480-507-4620 Wintech ___________602-437-9001 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 AzMark __________ 480-926-8969 Wire-Tech___________480-966-1591 Machining: Quick Turn X5 Manufacturing____ ___602-454-7385 Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 BID Machine, Inc _______480-892-7304 Machining Composites Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 Wolf Precision Tool______ 951-296-3505 Jemelco, Inc. ________ 480-804-9541 RMSS______________623-780-5904 Machining: Prototype Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 Cassavant Machining __ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 A A T C _____________602-268-1467 Tooling Molds West ______ 480-921-9939 Machining: Large Backerworks Mfg ___ 505-342-2943 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 A Z METALWORKER • 106 • July/Aug 2012 2

Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC ______480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ____480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 L&W Machine Co _____602-323-2560 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 Machining: Semiconductor Foresight Technologies ___ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 L&W Machine Co _____602-323-2560 Satowfi____________ 480-374-5706 Machining: Swiss Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining ___602-437-4005 Howard PMP _______ 801-808-4106 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg.____480-998-2005 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 Machining: Turning: Automatic Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 American Prec.Mach __ 602-269-6298 Ayers Gear & Mach _____623-934-6913 AzMark __________ 480-926-8969 Challenger Aerospace___ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g __ 623-581-6200 Hawkeye Precision ____ 480-926-8642

JB’s Precision Ind _____ 623-581-9088 Jet Products ________ 623-869-6749 LAYKE, Inc. ________ 602-272-2654 Lewis Aerospace______ 623-581-0764 Matrix Machine ______ 480-966-4451 Micro-Tronics, Inc _____ 602-437-8995 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 PGI_______________505-884-5782 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 Fine Line Laser Cutting_ 602-863-3196 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 Taycar Enterprises ____505-265-2121 The Metal Man _______ 800-448-9448 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 Wrico_____________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting:Rotary Axis K-zell Metals, Inc. ___ 602-232-5882 Laser Engraving & Etching Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Laser Marking Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 MANUFACTURING Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Adams Mfg & Eng ______ 623-486-2019 APMI __ __________ 480-668-0024 Creedbilt Inc _______623-939-8119 Exactitude Precision _____ 602-316-6957 Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Glover Precision, Inc. ___ 480-464-0150 Group Manufacturing Serv _480-966-3952 PMBC ___________ 602-431-8131

PVB Fabrications _____520-623-3529 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Stewart Manufacturing ____623-582-2261 Scriven Precision ______ 480-961-9775 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Mfg: PhotoChemical Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Etching Fabrication Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 METAL FORMING Creedbilt Inc _______ 623-939-8119 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Tri-Matrix __________ 480-844-0165 METAL STAMPING High Production Precision Stamping Precision Die & Stamping __ 480-967-2038 METALIZING Accuwright Industries ____ 480-892-9595 Bolt’s Metallizing _______602-244-2432 Jet Processing ______623-869-6749 x117 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 MOLDS Adams Mfg & Eng ______ 623-486-2019 PMBC ____________602-431-8131 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Quality Mold ________ 480-892-5480 Toolcraft of Phoenix ___623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 Molds: Construction JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Molds: Plastic Injection Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Molds: Rubber Toolcraft of Phoenix ___623-435-5405 Molds: Steel Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493

Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 Abrasive Blasting AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Painting& Blast Booths AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Phosphate Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Powder Coating AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 East Valley Powdercoat ____480-215-2461 LA Specialties _________602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Perma-Finish ________ 602-278-1733 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 Wet Paint/CARC AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 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

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 L A Specialties _________602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 METCO Metal Finishing ____602-276-4120 Precious Metal Plating____ 800-481-6271 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 Sav-On Plating________ 602-252-4311 Anodizing ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 PAINTING AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 METCO Metal Finishing ____602-276-4120 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 A Z METALWORKER • 107 • July/Aug 2012 2

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Index of Advertisers

3D Machine ............................ 99 CPI.........................................................98 4 Sight Technologies...................... 97 Creedbilt Inc.................................74,106 5th Axis Fixtures........................6,94 Crozier Machine Tool......................92 A&J Indus. Mch Repair...........42,97 Cupps Industrial Supply..................105 AATC.....................................................99 Cutting Tool Consultants..................92 ABS Metallurgical Processors........102 CTE.........................................................93 ABS Quality ................................48,102 Cygnet Stamping & Fab..................108 Absolute Machining & Turning.....109 D & R Mchy..............................21,90,96 ACC Machinery................................7,90 DCM Tech..................................72,92 Accuwright.........................................102 DDi..............................................96,111 Ace Laser............................................100 Datum Inspection........................103 ACME Metal Works.........................108 Delcam..........................................99 Action Machine.................................101 Desert EDM Sales....................69,93 Adams Mfg & Eng............................102 DM Machine Repair......................97 Adams Mach......................15,57,90,112 Dungeon Delights........................101 Advanced Coord Tech......................92 East Valley Laser Inc.....................105 AFT ..................................................86-87 East Valley Powdercoat .............108 Advanced Metal Sales......................96 Ebbco Inc.........................................91 Advanced Precision ..........................97 Echols Saw & Supply ....................90 Aero Spring & Mfg ...........................101 Eclipse Carbide ..............................92 Aero Tech...........................................106 Edge Technologies........................93 Aerodyne Alloys...........................35,95 EDM Network ..........................37,94 AgieCharmilles....................................33 EDM Perform Access. ..................95 Airtek ....................................................94 EDM Tech ................................. 62,99 Alerus Bank & Trust......................23,97 Ellison Machinery .5,55, 80,81,90,92 All World Machinery Supply.......18,97 Elrod Machine & Mfg ............. 44,93 American Aerospace ....................... 99 Empire Precision Mach. ............. 106 American Auctioneers Group..........51 EPSI. ..............................................108 AMT-America ...................................104 Evans Precision Mach’g ..............102 AMTS....................................................97 Exactitude .....................................107 Apache Gear ......................................102 Excaliber Precision...................... 100 Apache Steel.......................................92 Fadal CNC .................................82, 92 AP Industrial......................................108 Fine Line Fabricating Inc. ............102 API Services........................................ 48 Fine Line Laser Cutting...............108 APMI.................................................... 99 Firetrace..........................................92 Arcas Machine Inc. ...............60-61,105 Foresight Finishing......................108 Arizona Finishing..............................103 Foresight Technologies.............. 100 Arizona Hard Chrome ....................103 Frontier Metal Stamping ...........108 Arizona Wire Spec .................. ..........99 Fry Fabrications .............................99 Arizona Wire Tool ............................109 Fry Steel Co ....................................94 Arrow Sheet Metal...........................102 Ganesh Machinery ...................27,92 ARTL .................................................... 98 Gartman Tech Services......... 88,109 Astra Fab............................................. 99 Geiger Electric Inc .........................92 Auer Precision ...................................102 Gilbert Metal Stamping................99 Ayers Gear & Mach .......................... 99 Gilbert Precision Machine.......... 106 AZ CNC .......8,9,45,59,67,76-80,90,95 Gladhill Assoc..........................84,104 AZMARK....................................100,108 Global EDM Supply .......................93 AZ Metals.......................................34,94 Glover Precision, Inc. .................. 104 AZ Tool Steel .......................................95 GMN USA .......................................93 B&B Tool...................................70-71,96 Gold Tech Industries ............... ....104 B & T Tool & Engr..............................94 Great Western ..............................97 Backerworks Mfg............................106 Grindworks .................................. 100 .......................3,91 Group Manufacturing .................101 .................... 89 Haas Factory Outlet..............5,92,93 Bank of Arizona .................................95 HK Machining ...............................105 Barry Metals ..................................32,95 Harschco .......................................103 Bar-S Machine Inc............................. 99 Hawkeye Precision ......................101 Barton International ...................56,91 Haynes Intl .....................................94 Bell Steel .............................................101 Helical Solutions ............................97 BID Machine, Inc...............................101 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding ....101 Blaser....................................................95 Horizon Carbide ............................99 Blue Streak Grinding................. 84,102 Houghton.......................................93 BMSC..............................................63,97 Howard PMP ............................... 104 Bolt’s Metallizing, Inc......................105 Howell Precision ......................... 100 Bralco Metals................................26,94 HUB Intl ..........................................97 Byington Steel Treating .................103 Ind. Metal Supply .....................50,95 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 ...............................66 CIS......................................................... 99 IRH...................................................97 Cling’s Manufacturing .....................101 ISMG................................................89 CNC Machinery ..................................92 ...................40-41,99 Coast Aluminum................................94 ITDE ............................................... 104 Coastal Metals... .........................38,95 Jan’s Inc..........................................105 Coating Tech................................83,100 J B’s Prec Ind..................................104 Collins Metal Finishing ..................... 99 JD Ellen LLC ....................................105 Consolidated Resources Inc.......36,97 Jemelco Inc .....................................97 Continental Machining...................105 J.K. Tool.................................. .........92 Controlled Thermal.........................103 Jorgenson ... ....... ........ ...................92 Country Financial................................97 JRT Hunt .......................................108 A Z METALWORKER • 110 • July/Aug 2

JWB Manufacturing............................103 K D Capital ........................................90 Klontech Indus. Sales ...............90,96 KMT Waterjet ...................................91 K-Zell Metals, Inc. ........................... 101 Kwik Mark Inc...................................72 L&W Machine Co. ......................... 104 LA Specialties............................69,104 LAI International ............................102 Larry Arroues ...................................93 Layke Inc......................................... 100 Leavitt Group................................... 97 Lewis Aerospace............................ 101 Lindel Engineering ................... 74,105 Lone Arrow ......................................93 Louie’s Black Oxide................. 101,103 Louie’s Gun Finishing.....................103 Lynch Brothers ...............................103 Machinery Sales .............................. 92 Magnum Precision.......... 13,85,90-92 Makino..........................................11,90 Marshall Tool & Supply ..................96 MarZee .................................50,94,102 Matrix Machine ........................99,100 Maxum Petroleum ......................2,95 May Foundry...................................102 MC Machinery .............................31,93 Mesa Machinery ............................. 92 Metalcraft Inc. ............................... 104 Metal Processing Intl.................... 106 Metal Spinning ..........................58,101 Metals Eng & Testing Labs ............ 97 Metco Metal ................................. 104 Methods Machine .......................... 92 Micro-Tronics .............................14,100 Micro 100.........................1,30-31,73,95 Micropulse West .............................99 Midaco Corp .............................. 44,96 Milne ................................................. 97 MMR LLC....................................88,98 Moore Tool & Equip ....................... 92 Morsch Machine .............................99 MTLC ........................................... 28,99 Muratec ............................................ 92 National Grinding & Mfg...............102 Nelson Engineering ............64-65,101 New Hope Machine ..................... 100 Noranco............................................62 North-South ................................29,93 O’Donnell & Associates..................96 OGP ....................................................91 Omax Corp................................. 67,90 Orion Registrar .............................. 104 Osborn Products.....................100,102 Pacific Metal Stampings .............. 108 Perfection Industrial Finishing .....107 Perfection Powder Coating ........ 100 Perma-Finish... ................................103 Petroferm.........................................93 PGI ................................................... 104 Phoenix Grinding .......................... 100 Phoenix Heat Treat........................103 Phoenix Metalcraft....................... 108 Phoenix Metal Trading.............68,96 Phoenix Small Tool .........................96 PMC Manufacturing ......................105 Powill Mfg .......................................103 Praxair Distribution....................22,96 Precious Metal Plating. .............. ..104 Precision Casting Repair ................99 Precision Die & Stamping ....52-54,99 Precision Industrial Painting........ 100 Precision Metalworks .................. 109 Premier Precision ..................... 66,101 Prime Axis ..................................10,100 Pro Precision ...................................102 Profiles Tool & Eng ........................100 PVB Fabrications.............................100 Quality Advisory...............................93 Qualichem, Inc..................................94 Quality Improvement Consulting.. 98 Quality Mold.....................................102 R&D Specialty Manco.....................105 RMSS.................................................107 Road Machinery...............................108 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...... .....92

Roentgen USA....................................91 Ron Grob............................................105 Ryerson .........................................25,96 S&S Machinery Sales ........................ 92 S L Fusco .............................................94 Samuel, Son & Co....................16,94,95 Sandvik Coromant ...................... 92,98 Satowfi ..............................................105 Sav-On Plating ..................................107 Savage Machine ............................... 92 ...................1,3,34-35,88 SBG Capital.........................................96 Scriven Precision Fab........................99 Seco Tools ..........................................96 Self Clinch .......................................12,93 Semiray ........................................75,105 Service & Sales................................. 109 Setco Spindles & Slides ...................95 Shaw Precision Grind’g ................... 101 Shop Floor Automations ................. 97 Southwest Powder .........................103 Solar Atmospheres...........................99 Southwest Spindle Service..............96 Southwest Swiss Precision.............105 Southwest Waterjet ....................... 108 SPRINGWORKS Utah ..................... 109 St Vrain...............................................106 Star Metal Fluids......17,66,91,92,96,97 Starrett ................................................91 State Industrial Prod.........................94 State Seal Company ........................104 Steel Services Grind’g................ 73,100 Stellar Machining & Fab Inc............104 Sun Grinding ...............................46,102 Sun Tech ........................................... 109 Superior Grinding.............................103 Supra Alloys, Inc ................................96 Sustaining Edge Solutions ...............96 Swisstech Tooling & Mfg ................107 Systems3 ...........................................105 TAYCAR..............................................102 TCI Precision Metals.....................20,94 TMM Precision............................99,102 T.S.M. Mach. .....................................90 Team Industrial Services ...........68,103 TechMark...........................................102 Tech Mold............................................61 Temperature Processing.................103 Temtco Steel ......................................94 The Metal Man ...........................99,102 The Werks C&C .............................27,95 Tipco Punch...................................... 109 TMI (GibbsCAM)................................ 97 TNT Sandblasting .............................105 Tolleson Steel.....................................94 Toolcraft of Phoenix ........................105 Tooling Molds West .........................105 Tornquist Machinery..........................91 Total Filtration Services .................... 93 Total Quality Sys ................................ 92 Tornos .............................................19,91 Trepanning Specialties ....................107 Tri-Matrix Mach ................................ 101 Trio Tool .............................................. 93 Trusty-Cook ...................................39,92 TW Metals ..........................................95 Tube Service.......................................94 U S Shop Tools..............................43,93 Ulbrich of CA................................ 49,94 United Performance Metals ...........94 Universal Laser Systems .................. 56 US Carbide Tools ............................. 109 Val-Tech Mfg ..................................... 101 Valley Industrial Painting................ 108 Washington Cal. .........................103 Wayco Sales Inc............................ 24,91 WC Machine & Tool ......................... 101 Weiser/Mile High Precision.............102 Western States Metal ...................... 97 Whitley Machine .........................102 Widia ................................................... 92 Wintech ............................................. 101 Wire-Tech........................................... 101 Wolf Precision Tool ....................58,108 Wrico...............................................6,101 Wright Prototype............................ 100 X5 ........................................................ 101

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