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Vol. 20, No. 2 March/Apr 2014

Southwest Edition (AZ, NV, and NM)

East Valley Precision Certifies To ISO 9001/2008 With The Help of Consultant BMSC www.a2zmetalworker.com


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SINCE INVESTING IN MAKINO “EQUIPMENT, OUR REVENUE HAS GROWN MORE THAN 14 TIMES. ”

IT UP, WE’RE RUNNING “MORETO SUM PARTS WITH BETTER QUALITY, FASTER THAN AT ANY OTHER POINT IN THE COMPANY’S HISTORY.

[MAKINO] HAS GIVEN THE “ COMPANY A 200 PERCENT INCREASE IN SALES PER EMPLOYEE. ”

Profit. After all is said, all is done and everything has shipped, it’s why today’s leading manufacturers choose Makino. Because when you make what matters, making it with Makino is the surest path to profitability. Just ask the companies that are already there. Read their stories. Watch their videos and cutting demos at Makino.com/profitability. For more information on all Makino products in Arizona, contact Jim Alger at 602-228-0347 or Jim.Alger@singlesourcetech.com


Editors Corner “The winner’s edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent.The winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.” DenisWaitley Did you watch the Winter Olympics? I did, and while I am not a major TV viewer, I always spend many evenings watching both the Summer and Winter Olympics. As we go to print, the United States has the most Olympic medals, with Norway and Canada winning more golds and silvers than us. And while I know I may be shallow, I must admit that while I enjoy all of these spectacular athletes, I so much more enjoy the USA wins! More than 2,800 athletes from 88 countries competed for medals in 98 events in 7 different sports. These are all obviously very gifted athletes, but so much more than sheer talent brought them to Sochi, Russia. Many (most) of these athletes are world-class competitors in sports that will bring them neither long-lasting fame nor significant wealth. What they share is a dedication that is so rare and inspiring. These are special individuals who give up the normalcy of childhood to become the very best in the world at their particular sport. And sometimes we hear about some very heartwarming stories during the Olympics. Canadian speed skater Gilmore Junio gave an incredible gift to his teammate, Denny Morrison. When Morrison fell and failed to qualify for the 1000-metre event, Junio gave Morrison his spot in the race. Junio said Morrison had a better chance of winning a medal than he did, so it was in the team’s best interests to let Morrison race. After years of working towards a spot in an Olympic race, it is overwhelmingly generous to allow someone else to take your spot in a race. Morrison didn’t disappoint. He won a silver medal for Team Canada. Are you gifted? I don’t know... I am not a member of Mensa( the high IQ society), I didn’t compete in the Olympics, and I wasn’t accepted (or applied to) MIT. But I am lucky. I get to see some very gifted people on a regular basis. For this issue, 3 young men started up their own machine shops. Rob Lyons started up East Valley Precision with monies he acquired from selling unused Motorola machinery. Until he opened his shop, Rob had no direct experience in machining parts, and today he is a successful machine shop business owner. And Ron Kotloff started up a hugely successful lighting manufacturing company in his early 20s, without formal machining training, but with a gifted mechanical aptitude, and a drive for success. Today, Ron has expanded his business model with AEI Fabrication. Nick Jackson was 23 when he founded KSPORT, a manufacturer and online sales company of race proven, high quality coilover suspension and brake products. Like Rob and Ron, Nick didn’t learn manufacturing from any school. KSPORT has been so successful that Nick is now opening another company,Voodoo13, which will make automobile race parts exclusively in the USA! We don’t have to look to Sochi for gifted, driven individuals with great attitudes. They can be seen here every day in our great country. Until next issue, I wish you a prosperous, healthy and happy 2014, and God Bless Our Troops!

Linda Daly

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East Valley Precision Certifies To ISO 9001/2008 With The Help of Consultant BMSC. Cover and Article Photography by Robbie Barrkman Announcements......6-7,10,12,14,16,18,20 Feature Articles................... .24-25.40-41 More Feature Articles........... 60-62,72-73 Buyers Guide Equipment............... 85-93 Buyers Guide Processes.............. 94-105 Card Gallery................................. 85-105 Index of Advertisers........................... 106 Editorial.................................Throughout

Published by: A2Z Metalworker PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly linda@azmetalworker.com

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CONTRIBUTORS Kim Carpenter Robbie Barrkman Gene Wirth Chris Seay Hugh Taylor

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

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Announcements & Releases Moore Tool & Equipment Supports Tech Shop Nationwide with Jet Tools Tom Moore, co-owner with his wife Nancy Moore, of Moore Tool & Equipment, is pleased that he and his manufacturer, JPW Industries, have been able to support the Tech Shops throughout the United States with new JET Machine tool product. JPW Industries Inc. is a leading manufacturer and importer of Metalworking,Woodworking and Material Handling products in North America, offering customer-specific solutions for Manufacturing products from its brands JET,Wilton and Powermatic.The company offers a 2-year warranty (parts and labor) on all of their products. Tom says, “Tech Shop founder Jim Newton contacted us in February of 2010. He had purchased machine tools from another company, and he was disappointed that they didn’t warranty their product.” Jim flew out to Phoenix to meet me and my wife/business partner Nancy, and we were able to support them.” Moore Tool & Equipment has supported 7 Tech Shop openings with dozens of JET machines, used for their metalworking and woodworking requirements. Since Tech Shop is a membership driven educational organization, Moore Tool & Equipment and JPW Industries were able to offer their products at a discounted rate. To date, Moore Tool & Equipment and JPW Industries have supported 7 Tech Shop facilities, in San Jose, CA; Detroit, MI; Raleigh, NC; Pittsburgh, PA; Dallas,TX; Phoenix (Chandler), AZ; and most recently Washington D.C. Tom says, “It is so exciting to be a part of this innovative membership based concept that is helping people to learn about machining. Nobody has done something likeTech Shop, and we were excited for the opportunity to support them.” He continued, “Nancy and I started our business out of our garage, and from our humble beginnings, we are so proud to be able to help new inventors and start-up machine shops who can use Tech Shop for their machines and training.” You can learn more about Moore Tool & Equipment, with a showroom and extensive Internet presence, by calling them at (866) 532-2962 or visiting moore-tool.com

Bar r y Metals Company, A Recycling Services Company, Celebrates 25 Years in Business! Barry Metals Company, celebrating 25 years in business, thanks its loyal customers. The scrap metal recycling company, serving all of Arizona, was started by Howie and his father Namon Basuk. The name Barry comes from Howie’s brother, Barry, who died from leukemia at the age of 17. Howie says, “It is so meaningful to me that Barry Metals, named after my brother, continues A2Z METALWORKER •

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to be a legacy in his name.” Barry Metals Company is a member of the ArizonaTooling and Machining Association (ATMA).You can reach them at 602-484-7186.

Ellison Machinery Announces Newest Team Member Ellison Machinery Co. in Tempe, AZ is excited to introduce Jennifer Smith, the newest member of their team. Jennifer is the new Marketing & Operations Administrator for Ellison Machinery. She is an Oregon native who moved to Arizona 5 years ago searching for the mysterious sunshine she read about as a child. Jennifer comes from a corporate finance background but wanted a new and exciting challenge professionally. She brings with her fresh new perspectives as well as an eagerness to learn a new industry. Along with her excitement to be part of the CNC world, Jennifer has also brought a bit of her personality and upbringing to the Ellison team by initiating a recycling program in the office. Jennifer couldn’t be happier to be part of the Ellison family. Ellison Machinery Co. is a Haas and DMG Mori machine tool distributor. They pride themselves on their exceptional customer service, best in class service technicians and applications engineers, and strive to always exceed customer expectations. Contact Ellison Machinery Co. at (480)968-5335 or visit their website at www.ellisonaz.com.

Desert EDM, an Alternative Machine Tool Company Announces Expansion and New Services Founder of Desert EDM Sales Rich Raucci is pleased to announce that his company was acquired by Alternative Machine Tool. Alternative Machine Tool is a 13 year old wire EDM consummables company based inWisconsin. Rich says, “Joining the Alternative Machine Tool Company gives our customers in Arizona so many new opportunities. We are now an importer, which means we can offer the best prices on EDM consummables available.” Brett Ellenson, a machinist for many years, joined Alternative Machine Tool more than 7 years ago selling EDM Consummables. Today, he has relocated to Arizona to work with Rich, and Rich’s grandson Brad Raucci.Though Brad is relatively new to the EDM industry, he has been mentored by his grandfather Rich and his father Steve Raucci, who is General Manager for Methods in Southern California. Brett says, “We see the Arizona and Northwest markets as having tremendous potential, and our acquisition of Desert EDM facilitated this


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expansion. Desert EDM, an Alternative Machine Tool Company, offers products for Sodick, Fanuc, Agie Charmilles, and Mitsubishi. We have an inventory across our 2 plants in excess of $1 million.” He continued, “We can deliver products to customers throughout Arizona overnight, and even same day, if they have an emergency. We also offer in-house regeneration of resin, which our customers can’t find elsewhere.” Contact the team at Desert EDM, an Alternative MachineTool Company at 480-816-6300 or visit desertedm.com

unlimited range of materials. They have been marking metals, cutting plastics and elastomer materials, cutting wood – in fact, the lasers are nearly always in use because they are versatile and deliver finished product quickly and easily. Universal’s Digital Laser Material Processing™ technology allows TechShop and businesses around the world to produce parts, pre-cut shapes as an initial step to other processing operations, identify and label components and create prototypes. Lasers also support plant operations with on-demand jobs like making part holding fixtures, gaskets, control panels, signage, and more.

Universal Laser Systems & TechShop Chandler – 3 Laser Systems Now Running Projects

With laser technology, designers and enterprises can develop new products more rapidly, reduce inventory and respond rapidly with on-demand design changes, produce more efficiently and increase productivity. In addition, lasers enable cutting and permanent marking processes that would otherwise be impossible.

Three Universal Laser SystemsVLS460s are now operating at TechShop in Chandler, Arizona. Universal is a technology company with a 25 year history of manufacturing materials processing laser systems in Scottsdale, Arizona. TechShop selected the VLS lasers for their ability to cut, mark, engrave and image on an almost

TechShop in Chandler actually had other laser equipment in place, and elected to change to Universal based on the precision and reliability the VLS systems offer, as well as the intuitive controls that minimize errors and reduce setup time. A user can select a design drawing, preview it in the laser’s print driver software, select the name and thickness of the Announcements Continued Page 10 A2Z METALWORKER •

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

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material being used from the laser’s pre-set material profiles, and begin processing. New laser operators at TechShop like the quick learning curve – they can make their items without delay! Universal is excited to be a part of TechShop because of the role it will play in incubating new ideas and products. You can learn about Universal Laser Systems by visiting www.ulsinc. com, and by calling the factory at 480-483-1214.

Sonic Aerospace Launches a new SonicTool and Gage Division Sonic Aerospace is pleased to announce the formation of a new Sonic Tool and Gage Division serving the aerospace, oil and gas industries. This new division allows Sonic to provide customers with design and build gaging and tooling services from start to finish, using skilled engineers that can handle high-tech and highprecision design work using 3D CAD modeling software. Additionally Sonic’s newly-established in-house grinding operations are supported by state of the art Mitsui MHT 8 x 18 and Mitsui 6 X 12 machines. These machines will allow grinding of any part smaller than A2Z METALWORKER •

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12 x 12 x 12. Sonic’s specialty is grinding to tolerances of .0001 or less to achieve surface finishes of eight Rms. Moving these operations in-house greatly improves capabilities, speed and value-offerings in grinding services. Located in Chandler, Arizona, with 35 years of experience in tool and die, molds, gaging, fixtures, tooling and shaft grinding, Sonic Aerospace excels in the manufacturing of high quality complex precision machined parts serving the aerospace, rocket, satellite and jet engine marketplace.

Aerovation, Inc. Achieves ISO 9001 Certification Since 2000, Aerovation, Inc. located in Tucson, Arizona has provided technical expertise in Aeronautical Engineering, Aircraft Development, Aerospace Structures and SystemsTesting,Aerospace Propulsion Systems Testing, Aircraft Modifications, and Mission Systems Integration. The company worked with Sustaining Edge Solutions, Inc. with achieving a successful certification process with National Quality Assurance, (NQA) one of the largest and most respected ISO registrars in the world. For more information regarding Aerovation, Inc. services contact Paul Finn, President at 520-308-6409. For information on improving your business performance, contactWalterTighe, President Sustaining Edge Solutions, Inc. at 888-572-9642. Announcements Continued Page 12


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Haas CNC Training at HFO-Phoenix Haas Factory Outlet-Phoenix invites machinists to their Tempe, AZ showroom for CNC Training. Mill and Lathe classes are scheduled every other month. Each course consists of three days of hands-on instruction led by a Haas Certified Instructor. Students will learn the basics of the Haas control, operation of machines, and Haas programming language using G & M Codes. Classes are M-W from 3:30 – 7pm. One day classes are also offered on some of the most common topics raised to our service technicians and applications engineers. These classes are held on Thursdays from 3:30 – 5pm on subjects such as Haas Macro Programming and Renishaw Probe Basics. Please join us for an upcoming session of Haas CNC Training. We recommend registering as early as possible as class sizes are limited. March 17-19th: Mill Training March 20th: Haas Renishaw Probe Basics April 28-30th: Lathe Training April 24th: Haas Macro Programming May 19-21st: Mill Training May 22nd: G and M Code Optimization Training is held at Haas Factory Outlet-Phoenix, a division of Ellison Machinery, located at 1610 S. Priest Drive #101, Tempe, AZ. To register or for additional information call (480)968-5335 or visit www.ellisonaz.com. A2Z METALWORKER •

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Throughout its history, the Royal Filtermist has undergone continuous design improvements. The latest version, the Filtermist FX-Series, is the product of extensive computer-aided modeling and laboratory testing. While the Royal Filtermist continues to be based on the well-established principle of centrifugal impaction, its design improvements have resulted in the most advanced and effective system available for the removal of oil mist and smoke created by metalworking machinery.

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ASU Hosts Industry Open House on March 27 ASU Hosts Industry Open House will take place the morning of Thursday, March 27 at Old Main on ASU’s Tempe campus. This free, half-day program offers several highlights: • Update on our growing portfolio of tools and techniques; • Engagement opportunities with ASU • Novel uses for the cold-stage on our Focused Ion Beam • Topspin:A unique applications tool enhancing the analytics of our ARM microscope • Key n o t e t a l k o n h ow m a t e r i a l s Announcements Continued Page 15


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QualiChem Introduces Vegetable-Derived Metalworking Lubricant Designed to Provide Highest Possible Lubricity in a Water-Based Fluid QualiChem, a rapidly growing manufacturer of metalworking fluids, announced the introduction of EQO-PURE 452, a new vegetable-based water-soluble lubricant for severe hardened steel and stainless steel machining applications. EQO-PURE 452 is a heavy-duty vegetable-derived micro-emulsion fluid with extreme pressure additives formulated to improve tool life and part quality while eliminating foaming and staining. EQO-

PURE 452 is designed for use in many applications that previously used straight oil, including boring, deep-hole drilling, gun drilling, reaming, roll forming, tapping and threading. “This new synthesized vegetable-based lubricant is the highest performing water-based metalworking fluid on the market,” said Mike Forest, QualiChem director of metalworking. “It offers the performance of a vegetable oil without the heavy residues and emulsion instability found in other products. EQO-PURE 452 forms a stable emulsion and runs exceptionally clean, offering unmatched tool life and long service life. It’s proven to give unsurpassed machining performance while maintaining hydrolytic stability.” EQO-PURE 452 is formulated for use on ferrous or non-ferrous metals where high levels of boundary and extreme-pressure lubrication are required. It provides excellent corrosion control for ferrous metals and machine tools. Its bioresistant qualities result in long fluid life in both central systems and individual sumps without biocides. QualiChem’s metalworking fluids are available through a worldwide network of more than 50 distributors. The company offers a broad selection of fluids for all types of metalworking applications. QualiChem provides extensive technical support for customers in selecting the right product to solve specific metalworking challenges. QualiChem also Announcements Continued Page 16 A2Z METALWORKER •

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Announcements & Releases Continued offers customized laboratory support services for trend analysis and troubleshooting. Established in 1989 with headquarters in Salem, Va., QualiChem is the fastest-growing fluids manufacturer in the metalworking industry. The company’s extensive product portfolio includes synthetic, semisynthetic and soluble cutting and grinding fluids, straight oils, metal cleaners and corrosion preventatives. QualiChem is a quality-focused ISO 9001:2008 company and a zero-discharge facility. For more information, visit www.qualichem.com.

Shop Tools Announces Expanded Offering Of Soft Chuck Jaws U S Shop Tools has expanded its’ large Soft Chuck Jaw offering and now offers soft jaws with additional heights, lengths and hole-to-front dimensions.The company’s large offering can be easily cross referenced to other manufacturers and is available for immediate shipping. Soft jaws provide maximum concentricity on finish turning operations and can be bored or turned to fit workpieces. Soft chuck jaws are available with 1.5mm x 60°, 3.0mm x 60° and 1/16” x 90° serrations, American Standard Tongue & Groove, Metric Tongue & Groove, Acme & Square Key Serrated. Jaws are also available for industry standard precision air chucks. Stocked in California and Michigan, U S Shop Tools’ soft jaws are A2Z METALWORKER •

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available in 1018 or 1050 steel, 6061-T6 bar stock aluminum and 7075 aircraft aluminum and are available for most manual and CNC lathe chucks. The company offers technical assistance to help customers select the proper jaws for their chuck and application. In addition, the company manufactures special chuck jaws, made in the USA per your dimensions, that will normally ship within 5 days. Quantity discounts are available when ordering 5 sets or more of the same part number soft jaw. U S Shop Tools offers one of the largest varieties of chuck jaws in the United States. Its’ chuck jaw offering includes Round, Soft and Hard chuck jaws, jaw nuts and keys, as well as master and base jaws. The company also distributes many popular brands of manual and CNC lathe chucks. In addition, U S Shop Tools’ line of workholding solutions also includes collet pads and top jaws, vise jaws, collet chucks,16C, 3J and 5C collets and machinable expanding collets for ID holding. For more information, please contact:Greg Stoddard; 800-243-7701; email: greg@usshoptools.com; www.usshoptools.com

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part like a lawn edger. Use the right tool for the job to get the work done quickly and accurately. Find out how a DCM customer experiences great benefits from a DCM IG 280 SD. Go to http://www.dcmtech.com/2013/11/die-maintenance/ for more information.

Ellison hosts CNC Training for NAU Students Ellison Machinery Co. recently hosted

Announcements & Releases Continued more. Whether you need consulting, planning, repair, or complete installation - Lights Out Electric is the company for all of your power and electrical needs. We encourage you to visit our website at www.LightsOutElectric.com to learn more about us and who we are and the things we can do to help… We are insured up to $1,000,000.We are licensed by the State of Arizona through the Registrar of Contractors. Our license #248945 has a classification code that is categorized as K-11 that allows us to do any type of electrical service in the State of Arizona. If you need this kind of service in your machine shop, please call us at (623) 703-2950 to schedule an appointment.

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an all-day training class for students from Northern Arizona University. The class, led by Applications Engineer Jason Floor, focused mainly on Mills and was designed to teach students about machining technology which they could then relate back to their respective specialties. Primarily Engineers, the students represented a diverse range of disciplines, such as Biology and Forestry. Jason Floor says he loves teaching students as they bring a perspective to machining that he doesn’t often encounter. “The way the students are able to translate what they are taught about CNC machining to their specialties is so interesting and inspired. I look forward to these classes every time.”

Jason makes every effort to hold an all-day class for schools as well as outof-towners at least once per quarter. It’s a jam-packed session with a lot to take in, but it gives the opportunity to those who can’t be in Tempe for the standard 3-day classes to get training. By the end of the day students will have learned the Haas control and operation as well as receive a certificate of completion. For additional info, please call 480-9685877 or visit www.ellisonaz.com. Announcements Continued Page 20


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Jill Norgaard For AZ House Of Representatives, Dist. 18 Local Engineer to run for Arizona State House of Representatives. Jill Norgaard is running for office in Legislative District 18. The area includes Ahwatukee, South Tempe and part of Chandler. Jill has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering Management and a Masters in Business Administration. As a former Vice President of a major Aerospace/ Defense Manufacturing company, she has the leadership skills to manage, motivate and lead resourceful, production teams. Jill currently works in the industry as a Manufacturer’s Representative and has

seen many jobs move out of the state. Norgaard will bring additional focus to the Aerospace and Defense Industry in the State House. “We have to reduce the cost of doing business to attract and retain jobs in our State”, says Norgaard, “and allow businesses to prosper in the free market. As businesses are merging, I will work to make it attractive for them to stay in Arizona, and ensure our local small businesses have the opportunity to support them.” Married for 28 years with two of three children in college, education is also a priority in her household and in our state. By working together with local educators, she will work to make Arizona an academic powerhouse that will entice out of state business to move to our State. Jill will bring a reasonable,conservative, pro-business perspective to the State Capitol. Please visit www.jillnorgaard2014.com or email Jill at jill@jillnorgaard2014.com for more information.


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three JTED campuses, located in Tucson, AZ. SOLON designed, engineered, constructed, arranged financing, and commissioned all of the systems. As a full-service provider, SOLON will also continue to operate and maintain the systems. For all of the systems, solar power will be provided to the school district through solar service agreements (SSA).Through this type of agreement, the district had no upfront investment, nor will they incur any annual expenditure over the systems’ lifetime to benefit from the clean electricity they generate.

Honda Expor ted More US-Made Vehicles Than It Imported From Japan Last Year The Detroit Free Press reports Honda Motor exported more vehicles out of the US than it imported into the country last year. Honda exported 108,705 U.S.made Honda and Acura vehicles in 2013 while importing 88,537 vehicles from Japan to this country.

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SOLON Completes 1.9 MW of Solar School Projects in Arizona SOLON Corporation, a leading provider of solar energy solutions in the southwest, announced the completion of 1.92 MW of solar systems for three Arizona school districts - Liberty Unified School District, Ft. Huachuca School District and Pima County Joint Technical Education District (JTED). The systems are comprised of solar canopies and rooftop systems covering nine campuses and were all commissioned at the end of 2013. 1.2 MW of canopy systems are deployed over four campuses in the Liberty Unified School District, located in Buckeye, AZ; 465 kW of canopy and rooftop systems are spread over two campuses in the Ft. Huachuca district located in Sierra Vista, AZ; and 257 kW of canopy systems are installed over A2Z METALWORKER •

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The Los Angeles Times reports that the decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue regulations requiring that cars be able to talk to one another may be one of the most cost-effective safety initiative ever undertaken in the auto industry. Morgan Stanley analysts Ravi Shanker and Adam Jonas estimate vehicle-tovehicle communication may add as little as $100 to the cost of a car but “will deliver a large portion of the $500 billion accident savings that we estimate from autonomous vehicles, sooner than expected.” In addition, Transportation Secretary Antony Foxx has said that the technology could prevent 80% of the 30,000 traffic fatalities that occur in the US every year.


Announces Their ISO 9001:2008 Certification with the Help of Consultant BMSC EastValley Precision’s founder and President, Robert Lyons has a number of great qualities. At the start-up period of his machine shop, he had the ability to envision a successful business and proved his vision to be true. He focuses on what really matters in business, which is quality and superior customer satisfaction. He is an entrepreneur, he is aggressive in his business and he feels just plain fortunate to have what he has today and to be able to have such excellent customer relations. His hard work and perseverance has paid off. A few years after high school, Rob was hired by Motorola in New Mexico as a temporary worker. He did so well that Motorola hired him on as a permanent worker, and over the years due to his hard work and commitment, he saw a number of promotions that lead to his process / Mechanical Design engineering position in their ceramics division.When the plant was sold in New Mexico, Motorola moved Rob and other valuable employees to Phoenix, Arizona. After 16 years working for Motorola, again there was a plant closing, and Rob went to work for CMC Technologies as a Process Engineer, Product Design Engineer and Mechanical Design Engineer. Rob says, “I always interacted with machine shops, but never worked in one.” Despite his lack of experience, Rob stated “I dove in head first” and he opened his own machine shop in 2004, naming it East Valley Precision (EVP). “I knew I could learn how to make parts, and I had a lot of contacts from ex-Motorola employees who had moved on to different companies.”The new entity opened in a small 2000 square foot facility with just 2 CNC mills and 1 CNC lathe. Rob also felt that his extensive back ground in manufacturing would assist him in understanding truly what his future customers’ needs would be. How Rob funded his new company is nothing short of astounding. While working for Motorola, Rob was the lead facilitator in the purchase of 3 very high-end machines for their ceramic LTCC micro-electronics operations that were manufactured in Italy. After traveling to Italy 5 times for engineering and training on these machines, Rob became the United States “expert” for this brand of equipment. After leaving Motorola, Rob stayed in close contact with them to pursue purchasing the equipment. Eventually after hounding them for 3 long years on a weekly basis, Motorola happened to close their Ceramics operations and sold their building to Arizona State University.While there was the typical big business bureaucracy that Rob encountered, eventually he acquired the machines, and flipped them for a very handsome profit. Rob credits his persistence and the sale of the machines with his opportunity to open his own machine shop. At first, Rob tried to manage his new shop while attending machining classes at the local community college. But the orders, almost exclusively from the semiconductor industry, were coming in too quickly, and Rob had to focus on his business nearly all of his waking hours. But even during these early days as a new machinist and machine shop owner, Rob was developing his own designs for chopper parts. Rob says, “The first few products I made sold well, but I knew that a successful business would require that EVP focus on our current customers.” In year two, EVP was earning a profit, and Rob and his team have never looked back. Business was so strong after four years that the company moved to its current facility in Gilbert, into a 6500 square foot facility that Rob owns. “We have been very fortunate”, A2Z METALWORKER •

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Rob says. “We never experienced a slowdown, not even during the recession that started in 2008.” Rob contributes this success to his valuable customers and his core team member’s dedication, precision abilities and vast knowledge of precision machined products. Rob also says, “I want to make sure that I have a solid foundation for my son’s future.” Rob’s son Hunter is 12 years old but already shows traits of his father’s qualities and creativeness and Rob is hoping for him to run the business right beside him some day. Today, EVP specializes in CNC Milling, CNC Turning, CNC Surface Grinding, Engineering, Assembly, and a variety of other services.They are expert at machining aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, plastics and just about any other material that is called for. Their customers span the medical, pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries.


Rob says, “We have numerous proprietary machining methods that we have developed over the years which allow us to be very competitive on product pricing and delivery.With our highly talented engineering a n d p ro g r a m m i n g team we are able to produce our customer’s products with superior quality. In addition with Rob’s aggressiveness, he isn’t afraid to purchase new equipment to assist in producing quality parts in a reasonable time frame for his valued customers. Last year alone, EVP purchased two brand new CNC mills, one with a CAT50 Spindle and one CNC lathe with live tooling. Last Spring, one of Rob’s very strong customers in the Medical Manufacturing industry began asking about EVP’s ISO certification plans.Though EVP had been supplying them with product for several years, they determined that it was necessary to be ISO Certified to be placed on their approved vendor list. Since they were extremely satisfied with EVP’s quality, they suggested that EVP get certified so that they could continue doing business with them. The customer also stated that EVP would be the only approved vendor in Arizona and will get nationwide recognition once on the list. With that said, Rob knew he would have to pursue certification. Rob wasn’t at all excited about the prospect of certifying to ISO 9001:2008. He says, “In my years at Motorola, where we were certified, it meant countless hours of paperwork, and so much overhead that it seemed to get in the way of our jobs. I just didn’t see the value versus the effort.” Despite his reluctance, with a valuable customer asking for the certification, Rob took the step. Rob says, “I saw Bretta Kelly, owner of BMSC, all the time in the Metalworker magazine. Not only did I see the BMSC ad, but I always read about shops, often in the valley, that utilized her company’s services, and they all seemed very pleased with her.” He continued, “I contacted BMSC in late spring, and both Bretta and her colleague Debbie Hart came out to learn more about my business requirements so that they could provide a quote.” He continued, “Within hours of our meeting, I signed the contract for their consulting services.” Rob was so pleased with the relative ease of certifying BMSC offered his company, and he says he didn’t look any further for other ISO consultants. EVP began working with BMSC in the summer of 2013, and they officially certified through Great Western Registrar in September (less than 3 months). Their results in the certification were outstanding, with zero findings! And yes, as far as Rob’s Medical Manufacturing customer, EVP is the only machine shop in Arizona on their approved vendors list due to his certification! Rob says, “The process to achieve certification was so much easier than I had expected. Our manual is very small (less than the length of a nickel), and we’re already beginning to see new business since certifying, to be exact we have acquired 4 new customers! Since Rob is a small business and runs a lean operation, without a dedicated quality person, he elected to purchase BMSC’s ISO 9001 Maintenance Program, where the company visits EVP each quarter to perform audits. Rob says, “This will ensure that there are no surprises for our major audits.” BMSC’s Debbie Hart was involved with EVP on a regular basis while they were preparing

for the certification. She says, “Rob is extremely quick to respond to recommendations. When I asked where his inspection room was and he said he didn’t have a dedicated room, I recommended this for the company. I came back 2 days later and there were complete plans for an inspection room, which was built out in the following month!” She continued, “He is fearless in his pursuit of excellence for the company, and the entire team at EVP was open and accepting of change.” Hear from EVP’s Customers! “EVP offers superior customer support and quality. Our company will continue to depend on them as a trusted supplier.” “As the design engineering manager of my company, I have been repeatedly tasked with searching out, qualifying and managing outside manufacturing vendors. In the area of manual and CNC machining, I have never sourced a better, more reliable and accurate machine shop than East Valley Precision, or the owner/operator Robert Lyons.” “EVP continues to add value to our operation through quick response and delivery times as well as competitive quoting/pricing. On several occasions we have relied on EVP to provide us with very aggressive lead times in order for us to make our own aggressive lead times. EVP is always there to support our company, with the highest degree of accuracy and professionalism.” To learn more on how East Valley Precision can help you with any of you precision machining needs, contact Rob at (480) 288-6601. To learn more about ISO 9001:2008 or AS9100C certification support, contact BMSC at (602) 445-9400 or visit their website (Businessmsc.Com) A2Z METALWORKER •

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Small Manufacturers Replacing Some Workers With Robots On its website, CNBC reports that some small manufacturers are replacing workers with robots. Connecticut-based Vanguard Plastics is using a robot named Baxter in factory. Larry Budnick Jr., who owns Vanguard, said the robot has increased productivity. He said, “We’re going to be bringing on one or two more people because we have a new auto industry program.”

Census Shows Another Year of Double-Digit Solar Job Growth Our friends at The Solar Foundation released the latest National Solar Jobs Census last month – and it confirms that 2013 was another banner year for solar employment. We just love to bring this kind of news. Here are some of our favorite findings: • The growing U.S. solar industry now employs more than 142,600 Americans, a 20% increase over last year and a whopping A2Z METALWORKER •

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53% increase since 2010. • Last year, one in every 142 new jobs in the U.S. was created by the solar industry, and many more were saved by creating additional work opportunities for existing employees. • By comparison, over the same time period, the fossil fuel electric generation sector shrank by more than 8,500 jobs (a decline of 8.7%). • The solar industry is a strong employer of veterans of the U.S. Armed Services, who constitute 9.24% of all solar workers – compared with 7.57% in the national economy. • Solar companies report that cost savings are driving their clients’ decision making, as 51.4% of customers report going solar to save money, and another 22.9% because costs are now competitive with utility rates. • While all sectors added jobs, installers added the most solar workers over the past year, growing by 22%, an increase of 12,500 workers. (Editorializing on this one a bit: worth noting that installation jobs are

inherently local to the markets they’re serving – build a market for solar, and you’re creating local jobs, simple as that). • Solar employment is expected to grow by 15.6% over the next 12 months, representing the addition of approximately 22,240 new solar workers. That’s a lot of Americans working to build a cleaner, healthier, more resilient path forward on energy – with more to come. - See more at: http://blog.cleantechies. com/2014/01/28/census-showsanother-year-of-double-digit-solar-jobgrowth/#sthash.ROSFzIWZ.dpuf

Picking the right health plan matters to your pocketbook The Putting Patients First website, which helps consumers pick the best health plan based on the particulars of their individual situation. Enlarge Picking the wrong health plan can cost you — quite a lot, in some cases, as Marc Boutin, chief operating officer of the National Health


Council, demonstrated. The variance in out-of-pocket costs can be as much as 600 percent, or anywhere from 10 percent to 30 percent of your income, said Boutin. Boutin also touted the council’s new online tool, puttingpatientsfirst.net, which allows consumers to input detailed information about their expected use of medical services and medications (including how much and how often they’re taken) to come up with estimates for their total costs under different health plans.

“If she picked the wrong plan, it could increase her out-of-pocket by $3,000 to $4,000,” he said. “Picking the right plan matters and everything developed so far only gives you information on the lowest cost premium.” Sometimes, the higher premium gold and platinum tier plans actually carry the lowest overall costs, although that’s not always the case. A lower-cost premium might make more sense for a healthy person.

New US Military Space Plane Aims for 2017 Liftoff

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to award the first design contracts for the vehicle project — known as Experimental Spaceplane, or XS-1— in May or thereabouts, officials said. Current schedules call for the vessel to get off the ground for the first time in late 2017 and make an orbital test flight the following year. DARPA has high expectations for the XS-1 program, which it hopes can eventually launch 3,000- to 5,000-lb (1,361 to 2,268 kilograms) payloads to orbit for less than $5 million per flight — and to do it at least 10 times per year.

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San Luis, Ariz. students take aim at rocket challenge

“Your utilization has a huge impact on total out-of-pocket costs and what kind of plan you should select,” Boutin said.

Seventh-graders at San Luis Middle School and Southwest Junior High School are hoping to break into the national rocketry competition again this year with a rocket that can safely launch and return raw eggs to Earth. The school has sent teams to the Team America Rocketry Challenge in 2012 and 2013 and this year’s group is hoping to qualify for the finals and win.

He said he looked at what the same person would pay for total out-of-pocket costs under a bunch of different plans in different states and came up with a variation from $4,600 to $10,000.

The United States military is making progress toward developing a new unmanned space plane, which it aims to begin flight-testing in 2017.

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Foreign Companies Line Up To Import Natural Gas From U.S. Reuters reported that, according to unidentified sources, companies in countries such as China, Japan, Taiwan, Spain, France and Chile have quietly signed deals over the past couple of months to import natural gas from the United States. The article stated that these deals only amount to around two percent of America’s daily supply and rely on the U.S. government approving the construction of two new LNG plants.The article mentions that the most recent batch of gas sales will be exported from Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG plant in Louisiana and the Freeport LNG plant in Texas, with both expected to begin operations by 2020. The Freeport facility has full export approval, but construction has not yet begun, while the Cameron plant is still awaiting approval to export gas to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the U.S.

NASA pushes the envelope with 3-D printing NASA’s Space Technology Mission Direc­torate has launched several initiatives for 3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. “With additive manufacturing, we have an opportu­nity to push the envelope on how this technology might be used in zero gravity — how we might ultimately manufacture in space,” said LaNetra Tate, the advancedmanufacturing principal investigator for a program at the directorate.

Export rule changes expected on electronics, satellites The White House this year is likely to unveil changes to rules governing exports of chemicals, electronics and satellites, a move long awaited by U.S. manufacturers eager to capitalize on foreign sales. A federal inter-agency working group already has changed rules for more than half the 21 categories of products on the U.S. munitions list and expects to release updates later this year.

Arizona may get private drone testing site Arizona was not selected by the Federal Aviation Administration as a drone test site, but a group in Sierra Vista has a back-up plan: Privatized drone testing. An economic development group in the southern part of the state is going ahead with its plans for a private drone test site despite Arizona losing out on a federal contract to be a launching pad for the remotely operated vehicles.

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The Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation told the Casa Grande Dispatch it unveiled a new testing facility this week in Sierra Vista that it hopes will draw smaller companies in the unmannedaircraft industry.


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Renewable Energy Provides 37% of All New Electrical Generating Capacity in 2013 According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for 37.16 percent of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed during calendar-year 2013 for a total of 5,279 MW. That is more than three-times that provided for the year by coal (1,543 MW - 10.86 percent), oil (38 MW - 0.27 percent), and nuclear power (0 MW - 0.00 percent) combined. However, natural gas dominated 2013 with 7,270 MW of new capacity (51.17 percent). Waste heat provided the balance of new generating capacity - 76 MW (0.53 percent). Among renewable energy sources, solar led the way in 2013 with 266 new “units” totaling 2,936 MW followed by wind with 18 units totaling 1,129 MW. Biomass added 97 new units totaling 777 MW while water had 19 new units with an installed capacity of 378 MW and geothermal steam had four new units (59 MW). The newly installed capacity being provided by the solar units is second only to that of natural gas. The new solar capacity in 2013 is 42.80 percent higher than that for the same period in 2012. For the two-year period (January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2013), renewable energy sources accounted for 47.38% of all new generation capacity placed in-service (20,809 MW). Renewable energy sources now account for 15.97 percent of total installed U.S. operating generating A2Z METALWORKER •

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capacity: water - 8.44 percent, wind - 5.20 percent, biomass - 1.36 percent, solar 0.64 percent, and geothermal steam - 0.33 percent. This is more than nuclear (9.25 percent) and oil (4.05 percent) combined. Note that generating capacity is not the same as actual generation. Actual net electrical generation from renewable energy sources in the United States now totals about 13 percent according to the most recent data (i.e., as of November 2013) provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The growth of renewables is likely to accelerate as the costs for new solar and wind, in particular, continue to drop making them ever more competitive with fossil fuels and nuclear power.

Aerospace Sales Projected at $232B for 2014 Military spending cuts offset the increase in sales for commercial aircraft leading to a slight reduction in overall aerospace sales for 2013, however demand is expected to increase leading to an overall gain in 2014, according to the year-end forecast released by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). The forecast projects a less than 1 percent drop in overall aerospace sales to $220 billion for 2013, down from $222 billion in 2012. However AIA is projecting a 5 percent increase to $232 billion in 2014, with the uptick coming mostly from strong civil aircraft sales growth. Civil aircraft sales were projected to rise 7.7 percent to $67 billion this year from 2012, according to the report, but those gains are offset by a drop in military aircraft sales, as well as declines in missile, space and other aerospace sectors. “Significantly, a nearly $5 billion increase in civil aircraft sales was offset by a nearly four billion decrease in military aircraft sales, and a $2 billion decline in civil and defense space sales,” said Marion Blakey, president and CEO of AIA, referring to aircraft spending in 2013. “We believe strong civil aircraft sales growth and an uptick in the space sector will contribute to a total of roughly $232 billion in sales next year,” Blakey said.


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Since then, he’s received several e-mails from farmers interested in the technology: “Anything that can get them more crops and put less product and spray and water on their fields is a positive thing.” But he says the biggest obstacle right now is the Federal Aviation Administration’s rules, which state that UAVs can only be used recreationally and must stay within 400 feet of the ground. But Buttrey believes it’s only a matter of time” “This is not technology that has yet to be developed. It really is sitting out there. It’s been developed. It’s being built, but now we just have to allow the FAA some time and hopefully they’ll get on it pretty quickly to figure out how these things can fly and integrate in the airspace.” Triangle Ag Services doesn’t sell UAVs for the moment, but Heiken says there’s a strong possibility they could. She’s says they need to research which kind of model would make the most sense for their customers.

Unmanned aerial vehicles taking flight in agriculture When DeImna Heiken and her husband started Triangle Ag Services 15 years ago, she had no idea how advances in technology would affect farming. Now Triangle Ag, which specializes in precision farming, is seeing a new change: unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which are often referred to as drones, being used by farmers to collect information on their fields. “You could look at a wide area. Get a different view of it than you would from your pickup or on a fourwheeler and then take that information and make decisions from it.” To help give customers more of an idea of UAVs, Heiken purchased a toy UAV. But she admits there has been some concerns about it: “I know when I’ve showed this little toy to people who live in town or cities, the first thing they say is ‘Oh, we could fly it up and look in somebody’s window.’ Obviously that’s not going to be a good thing to do.” Right to privacy has been one of the main concerns surrounding unmanned aircraft.

“That’s the sweet spot that we want to hit and so that’s what we want to find for UAVs is where can it actually make their lives easier, not harder because it’s a cool new toy, and save them some money along the line or some time or effort or whatever it is. It’s got to work.” But they’ll continue to use the toy UAV they have to show the aircraft’s potential. The FAA announced in December they have chosen six test sites for unmanned aircraft systems research, with locations in Alaska, Nevada, and North Dakota.

Montana State Senator Ed Buttrey (R-Great Falls), a supporter of UAVs, voted ‘No’ on both bills.He sees ag as the perfect setting for UAVs: “Crops and wildlife don’t mind their picture being taken.”

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Recently Buttrey, who is also co-director of the Center of Remote Integration, recently gave a presentation in Harlowton about using unmanned aircraft systems in agriculture.

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Last year, two bills prohibiting the use of drones were debated in the Montana Legislature.

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787 Component service agreement with UTC Aerospace Systems expanded UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. and a key supplier of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner program, and Lufthansa Technik AG have announced a long-term agreement for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for UTC Aerospace Systems interiors products, sensors and integrated systems on the Boeing 787 aircraft.The agreement builds upon a previous contract between

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Raytheon produces 2,000th Griffin missile Raytheon is celebrating the production and delivery of its 2,000th AGM176 Griffin missile, a milestone that coincides with 70 months of on-time deliveries. The Griffin, with variants for forward-firing or aft-launch from fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, is a low-cost modular system and can be guided by either a semi-active laser seeker for guided by GPS. Its payload is 13 pounds, which keeps collateral damage to a minimum, the company said. It has also been adapted for use on U.S. Navy patrol boats. Raytheon developed the Griffin at its own expense. The 2000th missile delivered is in the Block III configuration. It features a new seeker for improved targeting performance and a multi-effects warhead system that increases the missile’s operational effectiveness.

Sikorsky Begins Safety Of Flight Tests On First Prototype CH-53K Helicopter Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., has poweredup the engines and spun the rotor head on the first prototype CH-53K heavy lift helicopter -- designated the Ground Test Vehicle (GTV). The January 24 event continues the “Bare Head Light Off ” phase of testing -- so named because it was conducted without rotor blades -- that began under auxiliary power in December with safety-of-flight test pilots at the aircraft’s controls. Sikorsky delivered the GTV into the test program at the company’s West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Development Flight Center in late 2012. Now anchored to the ground at its remote outdoor test site, the 44,000-pound GTV aircraft is outfitted at more than 1,300 points with sensors that will measure and verify the ability to operate safely under its own power.The GTV will undergo ground testing for approximately two years with both Sikorsky and U.S. Marine Corps test pilots at the controls.

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and burgeoning markets. California and Arizona continued to lead the way as the top two states for solar employment, with 47,223 and 8,558 jobs, respectively. The New England region is home to over 25,000 solar jobs, representing nearly 20 percent of the total US solar workforce despite not being among the sunniest regions. Southern states now employ over 22,000 solar workers, and 18 Southern, Midwestern and Mountain states doubled their solar jobs since TSF last reported these figures. “Sunrun added 45 percent more jobs since the beginning of 2013 and our thriving ecosystem of partners employs more than 3,000 people across the country,” said Lynn Jurich, Chief Executive Officer of Sunrun. “The home solar market continues to be the fastest growing segment of the solar industry with 50 percent growth since last year.”

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Precise Metal Product’s customers, almost exclusively in the Aerospace and Defense industry segments, aren’t just Fortune 500 companies. In fact, in 2013 they all ranked in the top 100, making PMP’s customers Fortune 100 companies. PMP wouldn’t be an approved supplier to Fortune 100 customers if their quality and on-time delivery didn’t consistently meet or exceed their customers’ expectations. PMP is a precision metal fabricator providing a one-stop source for complex sheet metal fabrication, machining, and finished assemblies. The team credits their diverse in-house capabilities as one of the key qualities their customers’ value.The company is NADCAP accredited for paint, chem-film, and welding (GTAW and Resistance) processes, along with ISO 9001/2008, AS 9100C certified. PMP’s president and a 25 year veteran of the company, Ilene Price says, “Our former president built the company with the philosophy of supporting our customers, even with difficult to make parts that other suppliers wouldn’t take on.” She continued, “We’ve retained this philosophy, and this ‘can do’ attitude has consistently helped us to grow our business.” The company, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company since 1985, is more than a half-century-old. Founded by a group of lawyers in 1957, the company is renowned for its fabrication capabilities. The team at PMP values the fact that they are all part owners of the company through their ESOP participation. Over the course of the last decade or so, PMP has continued to grow. Prior to their recent move, they were located in a number of buildings that had a combined 55,000 square feet of space. Not only was it difficult to run the business in separate buildings, but also the company was running out of space to support their growth. Last year, they purchased and completely redesigned the facility that they now reside in. In total, the facility is more than 105,000 square feet, all under one roof. This was a big step in facilitating their acquisition of new machine tools and their subsequent growth. Tim Sullivan joined the company as a lead supervisor in the machine shop just a couple of years ago. Tim began learning machining from the time he was in high school. When he joined PMP, he quickly saw that the company would increase its machining efficiencies dramatically with new state-of-the-art machine tools. On top of this, the company was spending a substantial amount of time and money on maintenance of their older machines. He was very experienced in the Haas machine tools from previous employment, so he contacted Bryan Johnson from the Phoenix area Hass Factory Outlet, a division of Ellison Machinery, to hear what they recommended for PMP’s product requirements. Tim says, “I needed more capacity, horsepower, and spindle speed, and I needed a reliable machine.” Bryan says, “They needed to increase the size and speed of their machine capabilities and the Haas VF-6SS would be an ideal machine! The Haas high-performance SuperSpeed vertical machining centers provide the high spindle speeds, fast rapids and quick tool changes PMP needed for high-volume production and reduced cycle times.” He continued, “Each SS machine features a 12,000-rpm, inline directdrive spindle, an ultra-fast side-mount tool changer and high-speed rapids on all axes. It was going to be a good fit for PMP’s first upgrade in machine tools.” So A2Z METALWORKER •

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offset weaker U.S. and European defense spending. Lockheed said it built more than 100 L-100s from 1964 to 1992, and many of those commercial and government customers were now starting to look for replacement aircraft. Other plane-makers, including Brazil’s Embraer, are also eyeing potential sales of large cargo planes.“The LM-100J is ... a modern answer to the existing, multi-tasked L-100 airlift fleet,” George Shultz, vice president and general manager of Lockheed’s C-130 programs. “Our customers and legacy L-100 operators tell us that the best replacement for an L-100 is an advanced version of the same aircraft.” Crisler said the plane would give civil operators the technology, reliability and capabilities of the popular C-130J Super Hercules, which can operate from short, unprepared airfields without ground support equipment, and allows quick loading and unloading of equipment at the height of a truck. He said the plane was ideally suited for use by oil and gas operators and mining companies, which needed to deliver generators and other heavy equipment to austere locations around the world. The plane can also be used for aerial spray, firefighting, medical evaluations, humanitarian aid and VIP transport, Lockheed said.

Crisler told Reuters that Lockheed hoped to land an initial order for the new LM-100J aircraft this summer but declined to provide more details. He said the turboprop plane, aircraft would be priced in the mid$60-million range.

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Military Taking Larger Role in Drone Sustainment ByValerie Insinna

As the conflict in Afghanistan draws to a close, the Defense Department finds itself having to maintain unmanned aircraft fleets with less money and fewer resources.

Experts and industry officials forecast a growing need for sustainment services, but the budget crunch is prompting the services to look for creative ways to shoulder the logistics burden, including performing some of the work in military depots. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq prompted the Pentagon to rapidly field a menagerie of unmanned aerial systems in large quantities. The need to quickly put such capabilities into the hands of troops outweighed long term sustainability planning, which often occurred late in development, according to the Defense Department’s unmanned systems integrated roadmap released last December. “As budget pressures increase, programs must develop more cost-effective sustainment solutions,” the roadmap said. Calculating the market for UAS sustainment can be difficult because most of those dollars come from operations and maintenance funding, which isn’t always itemized, said Michael Blades, aerospace and defense senior industry analyst for Frost & Sullivan. The U.S. military drone market -- which includes procurement and research, development, testing and evaluation funding -- will be increasing about 2.2 percent a year for the next five years, he said. A2Z METALWORKER •

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When taking inflation into account, that’s a flat market. If the military is not procuring as many remotely piloted aircraft, it will need to focus on supporting what it has, Blades said. “I could probably guess that the increase in sustainment is probably 2 to 5 percent per year,” he said. “They have to increase the capabilities of these platforms without buying new platforms. They’re going to be putting different data links on, different sensors and all that, so I think that’s going to be where your growth comes in.” The Pentagon spent $1.4 billion on UAS support in fiscal year 2012.That sum includes maintenance, repair, logistics and training costs, Blades said. He did not have data for 2013. General Atomics in 2012 raked in $380 million for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle, and $350 million for the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper sustainment contracts, Blades said. AAI Corp. earned $270 million supporting the RQ-7 Shadow.The Defense Department also paid $135 million to sustain Boeing Insitu ScanEagles. In a time of fiscal austerity, the military’s UAS sustainment needs are growing, but defense contractors may not be able to fully take advantage of it. As the Pentagon’s roadmap points out, Title 10 of the U.S. Code dictates that the “Department of Defense maintain a core logistics capability that is government-owned and government-operated.” The 2012 and 2013 National Defense Authorization Acts contained new rules that mandate sustainability planning occur earlier in UAS development.Approval for milestones A and B and low rate initial production will not be granted to new programs that have not gone through the process of estimating depot-level maintenance needs and forming detailed logistics requirements, the roadmap said. Such planning will allow the military to reduce contractor logistics support and be able to sustain its own drone fleets at an earlier timeframe, it said. The military has four years after a weapon system’s


initial operating capability to establish its own depot-level maintenance and repair capability, including the facilities, equipment, associated logistics capabilities, technical data and trained personnel. Opportunities for companies to sustain the U.S. military’s legacy unmanned aerial vehicles may also be decreasing. Industry officials indicated that the services are taking on more maintenance and logistics work. Unmanned systems were fielded when the military was concentrating on recruiting and training troops, said Alan Stull, vice president of unmanned system services for AAI Logistics & Technical Services. “They didn’t have those [UAV sustainment] skills available, and so they had to depend on a contractor workforce to do that work for them.” A shift from older platfor ms needing more maintenance to newer technologies that are reliable and easier to repair could also decrease sustainment work for defense contractors. General Atomics, for instance, has seen a drop off in work as the Air Force moves from the MQ-1 Predator to a more widespread use of the MQ-9 Reaper, said Baron Asher, the company’s logistics manager for those systems. Defense companies will continue to have the leading role in maintaining the Army and Air Force fleets of Gray Eagles, Predator and Reaper drones, Asher said. “However, the government is moving more and more to organic management and organic repair posture, and we’ve been partnering with the Air Force and with the Army to help do the stand-up activities that make that possible for them.” The Air Force Sustainment Center in November entered into a publicprivate partnership agreement with General Atomics that would hand over some maintenance tasks to the service. The agreement would cover about 30 repair parts used in the Air Force’s

Predator and Reaper drones and the Army’s Gray Eagle, Asher said. “We’ve created a model where ... we would duplicate in the government depots the exact same repair process that we use in the company,” he said. General Atomics will train military personnel on how to maintain the systems and will later provide onsite engineers to assist with the repair process.The company is also transferring its supply chain and repair materials to the government. As the roadmap made clear, the Pentagon is increasingly looking for ways to cut spending on logistics and maintenance. Industry officials said that their companies were driving down sustainment costs in order to keep contracted services palatable. Northrop Grumman, for instance, is considering replacing a generator on its Global Hawks, which would cut down the required number of inspections, said Jim Zortman, the company’s vice president for global logistics and operational support. Once systems are mature, the company can use modeling and simulation to project the amount of spare parts it needs to stock for repairs. A2Z METALWORKER •

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US Productivity Rose In Fourth Quarter

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Bloomberg News reports US productivity rose in the fourth quarter, according to the Labor Department. The measure of employee output per hour grew at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the October-December period, down from 3.6 percent growth rate in the previous quarter. Labor costs fell 1.6 percent rate in the fourth quarter.

Hudy’s first assignment was to visit the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This summer, he’ll work with a team in Chandler that generates innovations in the wearable computing device realm.

The AP reports productivity rose a 0.6 percent in 2013, down from 1.5 percent the previous year.

Intel hires youngest intern in company history from Phoenix Joey Hudy, a 16-year-old Anthem whiz kid, has gone from showing off his marshmallow air cannon for President Barack Obama to being hired as the youngest intern at Intel Corp. in Chandler. Hudy is all about embracing the maker movement, inspiring others with his motto: “Don’t be bored. Make something.” Intel CEO Brian Krzanich met Hudy at a Maker Faire in Rome. “He was so impressed by Joey’s passion and brilliance that he offered him an internship on the spot,” said Intel spokeswoman Rachel A2Z METALWORKER •

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“The most commonly known wearables are smart watches, but Joey’s precocious imagination will likely be instrumental in pushing the boundaries of what wearable tech can look like,” Sutherland said. Hudy said his dream job is to work for Intel after he graduates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an electrical engineering degree. He is attending the Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy on the Arizona State University West campus now. “Intel values innovative thinking from any age group. But, in some circumstances, a very young person can exercise his or her creativity without being bound by a sense of tradition,” Sutherland said. “As one of Intel’s founders, Robert Noyce, said, ‘Don’t be encumbered by history. Go off and do something wonderful.’ We fully expect Joey to do just that.”


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power in December with safety-of-flight test pilots at the aircraft’s controls. “GTV main engines powered ‘on’ is a significant step for the CH-53K helicopter program,” said Mike Torok, Sikorsky’s CH-53K Program Vice President. “Having independently tested the aircraft’s many components and subsystems, including electrical and avionics, hydraulics and flight controls, landing gear, propulsion, transmissions and rotors,now we have begun testing these critical functions as an entire system powered by the GTV aircraft’s three GE 7,500 shaft horsepower class engines.” Sikorsky delivered the GTV into the test program at the company’s West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Development Flight Center in late 2012. Now anchored to the ground at its remote outdoor test site, the 44,000-pound GTV aircraft is outfitted at more than 1,300 points with sensors that will measure and verify the ability to operate safely under its own power. The GTV will undergo ground testing for approximately two years with both Sikorsky and U.S. Marine Corps test pilots at the controls. Once Bare Head testing is completed, Sikorsky will mount seven main rotor blades and four tail rotor blades onto the GTV. During this second test phase, Sikorsky will conduct extensive aircraft system checks leading to a formal Pre-Flight Acceptance Test required to clear the first flight aircraft for flight testing.

Pentagon F-16 Upgrade Hesitation Roils The Market With the U.S. Air Force expected to drop plans to upgrade 300 late-model F-16s, the market for modernizing the Lockheed Mar tin fighter—already disrupted by BAE Systems’ win in South Korea—could become even more contentious. Boeing might join the fray and, along with BAE, is eyeing $8 billion in opportunities in Singapore and Taiwan.

The planned upgrades—with cost estimates above $30 million per aircraft in some cases—include active, electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, new cockpit displays and a new mission computer. Options include improved electronic warfare systems, analog device replacement and communications gear. Sikorsky Begins Safety Of Flight Tests On First Prototype CH53K Helicopter Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., has poweredup the engines and spun the rotor head on the first prototype CH-53K heavy lift helicopter -- designated the Ground Test Vehicle (GTV). The event continues the “Bare Head Light Off ” phase of testing -- so named because it was conducted without rotor blades -- that began under auxiliary A2Z METALWORKER •

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Four additional test aircraft are being prepared for flight test, commencing in late 2014. During the three-year flight test program, Sikorsky will continue to evaluate the GTV for long-term endurance of the engines and dynamic components, survivability, and maintenance practices. “We have entered a much anticipated phase in this developmental program,” said Col. Robert Pridgen, U.S. Marine Corps Program Manager for Heavy Lift Helicopters. “We have experienced significant learning at the sub-system and component level, which continues to build our confidence in the capabilities of the 53K. We look forward to the initial validation and discovery at a full system level.” Sikorsky leads an industry team developing the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps. The aircraft’s 88,000-pound (39,916 kg) maximum gross weight is designed to triple the external load carrying capacity of the CH-53E SUPER STALLION™ aircraft to more than 27,000 pounds over a mission radius of 110 nautical miles under “high hot” ambient conditions. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Program of Record remains at 200 CH-53K aircraft with a U.S. Marine Corps Initial Operational Capability in 2019. Eventual production quantities would be determined year-by-year over the life of the program based on funding allocations set by Congress and the U.S. Department of Defense acquisition priorities.The Marine Corps intends to stand up eight active duty squadrons, one training squadron, and one reserve squadron to support operational requirements.


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What if there were a more efficient -- and less expensive -- way to develop tools and science instruments for space missions? N A S A m ay h av e found the answer with 3D pr inting. The agency has introduced a number of programs focused on prototyping tools using this manufacturing technique. 3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, offers NASA an alternative to traditional manufacturing approaches, given the agency’s requirements for highly customized spacecraft and instrument components. The process involves computer-aided device (CAD) models and sophisticated printers that lay down successive layers of material in different shapes. “We’re not driving the additive manufacturing train; industry is. But NASA has the ability to get on board to leverage it for our unique needs,” Ted Swanson, the assistant chief for technology for the Mechanical Systems Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, said in a written statement. Swanson is the center’s point of contact for 3D printing. Goddard’s Internal Research and Development (IRAD) has been evaluating the usefulness of 3D printing for the past two years. One area of interest is electronics -- or more specifically, the techniques for removing heat from heat-sensitive computer chips. Goddard, for example, used additive manufacturing to develop a system-on-a-chip for monitoring everything from voltages and currents to temperature levels. Nearly all NASA centers have started using additive manufacturing for various applications, according to the agency. The Langley Research Center in Virginia has come up with a “green” manufacturing process called the electron beam freeform (EBF3), which uses an electron-beam gun, a dual-wire feed, and computer controls to remotely manufacture metallic structures for building parts and tools. The Kennedy Space Center in Florida is researching the use of soil on extraterrestrial bodies as feedstock for building 3D habitats as well as other structures. And the Ames Research Center in California is exploring the possibility of using synthetic biology to manufacture biological materials. In addition to different programs running at its centers, NASA has been working with Made in Space to launch equipment that will be used aboard the International Space Station, as shown in the picture above. In the near future, the agency sees astronauts using 3D printing in space to create parts and tools they need. NASA is also taking part in a public-private partnership called America

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U.S. Approves Two First Solar Projects in California and Nevada The U.S. approved two First Solar Inc. (FSLR) projects with 550 megawatts of capacity that will be built on federal land near the Nevada-California border. The 300-megawatt Stateline solar farm will be built in San Bernardino County, California, and the 250-megawatt Silver State South project will be constructed near Primm, Nevada, the U.S. Interior Department said today in a statement. Southern California Edison Co. has agreed to buy power from the two projects, enough for about 170,000 homes, for 20 years, according to the statement. The U.S. has approved 50 utility-scale wind, solar and geothermal energy projects since 2009, with almost 14 gigawatts of capacity, enough to power 4.8 million homes. Thirteen are in operation.

Electric Car Charger Stations To Come To Arizona Electric cars are often limited to city driving to be near a charging station. Here in Arizona, car owners will soon be able to travel further. Mesa based GOe3 is installing 24 electronic car charger stations across interstates in Arizona. The company already has one at Picacho Peak and one in Tucson near the university campus. In the next four months, two more will be installed between Phoenix and Tucson and three will go on I-17 between Phoenix and Flagstaff. GOe3 Founder Bruce Brimacombe said drivers of gas and electric cars alike are not limited by their vehicles gasoline or battery range by but by bladder range. “How far you can go before you have to go to the restroom? Well when you go to stop at a restroom you spend 19 minutes as an individual and approximately 45 minutes if you’re a family doing that whole dance. So you are already used to staying the same amount of time,” said Brimacombe. And that amount of time is how long these stations take to fully charge an electric car. Customers will be able to pay the $6 to $13 the charge costs by credit card just like at a gas station. Over the next year the company will put chargers along interstate 10 to California. These stations will support all models of electric cars. A2Z METALWORKER •

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market. More than 37 potential projects have filed applications to be permitted to export LNG from the US or Canada. The article also discussed the foreseeable human capital demands of the growing industry. Dan Spinks, vice president and office manager of Fluor Corp. in Houston, was quoted as saying, “The US is in a great position for the LNG industry to continue expanding.”

Aviation Partners Boeing Receives FAA Certification For Split Scimitar™ Winglets Aviation Partners Boeing announced that it has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from the FAA for Split ScimitarWinglets to be installed on Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The Split Scimitar Winglet program is the culmination of a five-year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefinethe aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet. The unique feature of the Split Scimitar Winglet is that it uses the existing BlendedWinglet structure, but adds new strengthened spars, aerodynamic scimitar tips, and a large ventral strake.

Ariz. House committee OKs $30M for 350 miles of ‘virtual fence’ along US-Mexico border The Associated Press is reporting that an Arizona House panel has given initial approval to a plan to spend $30 million to install 350 miles of “virtual fence” along the state’s border with Mexico. The House Government and Environment Committee approved the proposal last month from Republican Sen. Bob Worsley of Mesa for 300 towers along the border.

General Dynamics Gets $10B Saudi Arms Order General Dynamics has won a $10 billion order for armored vehicles for Saudi Arabia. The vehicles will be produced by General Dynamics Land Systems and the deal could be worth up to $13 billion if all options are exercised, according to securities filings. The agreement also includes associated equipment, training and support services, said a statement.

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“The APB team’s unique expertise combined with support from the FAA allowed STC issuance to come just weeks after completion of flight tests.” said Mike Stowell,Aviation Partners Boeing executive vice president and chief technical officer.”We have seen record breaking pre-certification orders on this program demonstrating the credibility our products have developed with the marketplace. Including our program launch customer, United Airlines, who has now partnered with APB on five unique certification programs, we expect to see a dozen airlines operating Split Scimitar Winglets in revenue service within the next couple of months.” APB will develop and certify the Split Scimitar Winglet modification for all of the Boeing 737-700, 800 and 900 series aircraft including Boeing Business Jets. APB expects to start certification flight testing on the 737-900ER in mid-February achieving certification by late July 2014. “We continue to develop the world’s best aircraft drag reduction technology thereby reducing fuel usage and lessening aircraft environmental impact,” said Bill Ashworth, Aviation Partners Boeing president and chief executive officer. “Our winglet systems have had such a profound impact on aviation and the environment that in 2012 APB wasnamed as the recipient of the prestigious Corporate Award for Balance, by the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation.” APB’s Split Scimitar Winglet program is the most successful product launch in its history. Since launching the program early last year, APB has now taken orders and options for 1,461 Split Scimitar Winglet systems. Over the last 10 years, APB has sold more than 7,000 Blended Winglet Systems. 5,300 Blended Winglet Systems are now in service with over 200 airlines in more than 100 countries. APB estimates that Blended Winglets have saved airlines worldwide 4.1 billion gallons of jet fuel to-date thus eliminating over 43 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.


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Microchip Technology buying Supertex for $394 million Microchip Technology Inc. is buying Supertex Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based semiconductor manufacturer, for $394 million. Microchip, the Chandler-based provider of microcontrollers, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Supertex for $33 per share in cash, representing a total equity value of about $394 million and a total enterprise value of about $246 million. This dollar amount excludes Supertex’s cash and investments on its balance sheet of $148 million, according to Microchip. Microchip CEO and president Steve Sanghi said his company has tracked Supertex for more than a decade, and several years ago bought 5 percent of the company. Supertex is the “expert” in high-voltage analog technology, which allows, for example, a longer string of LED lights to operate without having to connect it differently, Sanghi said. “You can string it much longer if your (micro)chips can carry very high voltage,” Sanghi told me. “It’s a significant addition to Microchip. Our existing technology takes up to 60 volts, and their technology can take up to 1,000 volts. Our products are not the same products, but access to their future products will be a significant plus.” Many of Supertex’s parts are used in medical, industrial and lighting markets, Sanghi said.

Apple’s Mesa factory to double world production of sapphire used in screens Apple Inc.’s single synthetic sapphire factory in Mesa could manufacture twice as much of the gemstone as all the factories in the world, an analyst for Yole Developpement told Bloomberg. That much sapphire could be used to make 80 million to 100 million iPhones per year (for reference, the company produced 150 million in 2013). Sapphire is the secondhardest stone in the world, after diamonds, an d ca n be us ed t o make scratch-resistant screens. The factory in Mesa uses a complex month-long process to “grow” the sapphire into cylinders, which can then be cut down to be a millimeter thick. Apple has already used the sapphire to cover the rear camera lens A2Z METALWORKER •

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for the iPhone 5 and the fingerprint ID sensor for the iPhone 5S, Cnet reported. GT Advanced Technologies entered a $578 million contract with Apple in November to create the sapphire, Cnet said. The factory, which is slated to open this month, will bring 700 full-time jobs to the area and as many as 1,300 temporary construction jobs.

U n i v e r s a l Te c h n i c a l Institute lands longawaited partnership with GM Struggling from declining enrollment, Universal Technical Institute is getting a boost from a new partnership with General Motors Co. Scottsdale-based UTI has been trying for years to solidify a training program with GM, but the automobile manufacturer had been focused on working with community colleges.

GM needs 2,500 automotive service technician jobs each year, though, and had not been seeing those numbers with community college partnerships alone, said Mike Romano, president of UTI’s campus in Avondale. “This has been 20 years in the making when you get right down to it,” said Romano, who graduated from UTI’s Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in 1990 and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and master’s in business. With more than 30 relationships with other auto manufacturers, this deal with GM will provide a more comprehensive education for UTI students, which in turn will provide a more educated and trained workforce, he said. “ H i s t o r i c a l l y, n a t i o n w i d e , t h e community colleges have only been able to provide 300 to 400 graduates a year,” Romano said. “They were not meeting the need.” The GM component is a 12-week

prog ram, with capacity for about 18 students to start in the program every 12 weeks. “As we get fully up and running, we can hit the 250-graduate mark on an annual basis just from this location,” he said. “Rolling it out to other locations starts to meet the need of the marketplace of 2,500 technicians.”

Economists Project “Solid” Economic Growth, Drop In Unemployment This Year USA Today repor ts that the economy is “headed for stronger growth” this year and will “steadily chip away” at unemployment, according to a quarterly sur vey of “top” economists conducted by the paper. The economists project that unemployment will fall from 6.6% to 6.3% by the end of the year, and that about 200,000 jobs will be added every month. In addition, they say that a weak first quarter will give way to stronger growth later in the year, with the GDP rising by a “solid” 2.8% for 2014. A2Z METALWORKER •

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A Northrop spokeswoman declined comment on the drone contract. Northrop is based in Virginia but has drone operations in Arizona. Scottsdale-based General Dynamics C4 Systems has also picked up a $6.9 million microchip contract from the U.S. Air Force.C4 Systems is a technology and communications arm for Virginia-based General Dynamics. The Arizona division is looking for growth and stability with its hightech mobile communications products for both Pentagon and other customers. “Among our key programs, the Army’s Warfighter Information Network – Tactical and the Manpack and Rifleman tactical radios are top modernization priorities for the U.S. Army. The company is also continuing its leadership in delivering advanced technologies and products that secure the nation’s most sensitive information. And we are successfully delivering 4G-LTE wireless public safety networks in New York, Colorado, Florida and Texas and expect to expand C4 Systems presence in the public safety and private network markets throughout 2014,” said General Dynamics Senior Vice President Manny Mora.

BAE Systems Awarded Prime Position On U.S. Department Of Homeland Security It Services Contract Vehicle Th e U.S. Depar tment of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded BAE Systems a prime position on the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) contract. BAE Systems is one of fifteen primes awarded under the unrestricted track of Functional Category 1 and may compete to provide systems, software, and other IT services and support.

Under the contract, BAE Systems experts will compete to provide a full range of services and solutions to develop, implement, and maintain technologies that directly support DHS’s mission and daily business functions. The scope of work includes system and software


design, development, implementation and integration, as well as IT system maintenance. “Our expert team is offering innovative, cost-efficient IT solutions capable of addressing DHS’s current and future challenges,” said DeEtte Gray, president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector. “This award is further evidence of BAE Systems’ position as an industry leader in systems integration, backed by trusted IT and cybersecurity expertise.”

Honeywell Expects To Launch 100 New Turbos In 2014 Honeywell Turbo Technologies, a leading global developer of automotive turbochargers, expects to launch more than 100 turbocharger applications involving more than 20 new technologies in 2014. These new applications will serve Honeywell’s global customer base with gasoline, diesel, natural gas and hybrid powertrains in both light vehicle passenger and commercial vehicles. Having pioneered automotive turbocharging more than 60 years ago and having produced more than 100 million turbos in its history, Honeywell is a global leader with more than 500 current turbo programs in various stages of development in its customer pipeline, which are all expected to come to market in the next few years. Honeywell turbos, including the recently announced Honeywell VNT® turbo helping power the Fiat 500L and its 1.6L Multi Jet II diesel engine, make significant contributions to auto makers balancing improved fuel economy, lower emissions and enhanced performance. “Our Honeywell technology roadmap is contributing to Fiat’s current and future engine strategies for fuel efficient and fun to drive vehicles. The consistently large number of turbo launches we have each year reflects the value downsizing and

turbocharging brings to auto makers in response to global demands for improved fuel economy and emissions without compromising performance,” said Honeywell Transportation Systems President and CEO Terrence Hahn. “Honeywell is intent on delivering to Fiat and all of our customers the differentiated technology customers are seeking in exciting, funto-drive vehicles, which can also help put more time between trips to the fuel pump.” Honeywell expects turbocharging to continue growing globally from 31 percent in 2013 to 38 percent by 2018. While Europe is by far the global leader in turbo penetration given the high percentage of diesel vehicles sold, the addition of gasoline turbocharging will increase its turbo penetration to nearly 67 percent by 2018. This compares to 2018 estimates of 31 percent of total sales in North America, 33 percent in China and 53 percent in India. Turbochargers allow a smaller engine to achieve the similar if not improved power outputs of larger naturally aspirated engines while being between 20 to 40 percent more fuel efficient in gasoline and diesel engines respectively.The smaller engine size also makes turbos a technology which can help auto makers meet stricter emissions standards. A2Z METALWORKER •

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The AEI Management Team, With Combined 70 Years At The Company Advanced Energy Ideas, based in Mesa, Arizona, is the parent company of two dynamic enterprises that are shaping the categories in which they do business. Celebrating nearly 20 years in business, AEI Lighting is AEI’s lighting subsidiary, a multifaceted manufacturer and full-service solutions provider of industrial, commercial and residential energy-saving lighting products that include LED, T5/T8/T5HO fluorescent, induction and natural light skylights for applications such as distribution centers, warehouses, production floors, retail, grocery, commercial buildings and office parks. With a focus on sustainable practices, responsible manufacturing and unparalleled creativity in product design, AEI Lighting’s 200-plus lighting fixture models are now found in all 50 states in the U.S. The company has also serviced most of the Fortune 2000 in industries ranging from logistics to warehousing to cold storage to big-box retail to high-tech to entertainment and is proud to serve those that serve our country, calling all of the U.S. Military branches and NASA clients. AEI’s metal fabrication subsidiary, AEI Fabrication, is less than two years old and now provides its high-quality, precision metal fabrication services to all industrial categories. The company has quickly become a ‘go-to’ source for customers in trucking, transport, semiconductor, solar, automotive, communications and utility. When asked about AEI Fabrication, owner and founder Ron Kotloff, says, “AEI Fabrication just kind of happened. At AEI, we are such perfectionists at manufacturing our own products, we knew we could make high-quality parts outside of our industry as well.” He continued, “The culture we have created here at AEI is that every part we A2Z METALWORKER •

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produce is a potential first impression. For example, in the lighting industry when a company is asked for a sample of their fixture, that sample is usually gone through with a fine tooth comb, wires organized and cleaned up so it looks perfect. Then what is shipped is entirely different.The attitude we have here at AEI is if we build a thousand fixtures, we never know which one they are going to pull off the stack to look at, so every one of those thousand fixtures needs to be perfect—like it was the one sample.” Over the course of the past year and a half, AEI began to get requests to fabricate parts from other companies. Ron says, “These weren’t lighting companies, they were just companies who heard that we were meticulous with our fabrication process and dedication to quality. The parts they wanted were architectural panels that were delicate and needed to be pristine. The reputation we had working with pre-painted materials without scratching them (both of their Amada turrets are brush tables, so there is no marking on the parts) is what brought them to us.” He continued, “We had the right equipment, and the right employees, so we agreed to do these one-off jobs. This spurred us to open a new side of our business, called AEI Fabrication, a company that fabricates parts as a job shop. While we still have yet to begin advertising, our customer base is growing quickly.”

who use the latest in CAD/CAM, including: SolidWorks, ProE, FabriWIN, MetaCAM, and other modeling and process software to design, develop and prototype any product in the most cost-efficient manner. We are known for working closely with our clients throughout the entire product development and production process to ensure the utmost in cost-efficiencies and customer satisfaction.” The team at AEI Fabrication shares the philosophy of consistently building the best products possible, and taking pride in their workmanship and the physical surroundings in which they work. “We recently had a new fabrication customer tour our facility and as I was discussing our quality process, he stopped me and said that he knew the products we would fabricate for him would be outstanding. When I asked him why, he added “it’s because our facility is so clean and well cared for. He said, ‘If you take this good care of your facility, machines and floors, you will clearly pay attention to the quality of our products’,” Kotloff commented. Another customer came to AEI Fabrication when its

The company is quickly building a reputation for cost-saving, high-speed, precision laser cutting combined with efficient, full-service metal fabrication capabilities that deliver a turn-key metal fabrication solution for customers in a wide range of industries. Kotloff says, “We are smaller and more nimble than our competitors, and this allows us to consistently innovate and bring the latest technology to our customers ahead of others.” He adds, “Our tenets of success start with a ‘can-do’ attitude that permeates every member of the company (there are 35 team members today). This attitude is the catalyst for the growth of AEI and it’s departments, such as Design & Engineering,

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current supplier was quoting four weeks delivery time for their aluminum architectural panels. The company needed them in two weeks. AEI Fabrication took on the project and had the panels completed in 3 days! Not only was the delivery schedule outstanding, but the customer commented that AEI’s panels were the best parts he ever received and arrived in the best packaging. They added that our attention to detail was unmatched. AEI didn’t always do its own fabrication.Years ago, they designed their lighting fixtures in-house, sent the designs to sheet metal companies who would cut and bend the parts, and then they were shipped to AEI for final assembly. As volumes continued to grow, it was time for the company to take fabrication in-house. Ron says, “Of all the shops we sent our parts out to, the best results invariably came from shops that owned Amada equipment.” He went on, “When we made the decision nine years ago to open our own sheet metal fabrication shop, I evaluated a number of sheet metal equipment manufacturers, but ultimately I selected Amada.” Today AEI /AEI Fabrication is exclusively an Amada shop.The company offers precision laser cutting, punching and stamping, bending and forming, all with state-of-the-art superior Amada machines. In addition, they offer certified welding (MIG and TIG), assembly, product finishing, logistics and controls, design and engineering, and quality assurance, all perfected over the 20 years that AEI has been in business. Just as AEI and its employees built its business on superior customer satisfaction, Ron based his machine tool purchase on the customer support Amada offered. “Some of

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Amada’s competitors guaranteed that a service person would come within 24-48 hours if we had a problem.” He continued, “We can’t meet our customers schedules if a machine is down for 2 days. Amada has local service support, so in the few times we’ve needed them, we’ve gotten immediate support. Our Amada sales person Mike Decono is also very knowledgeable and easy to work with.” AEI’s oldest Amada machine is 9 years old and Ron says it stills runs like it did the first day it was hooked up. If you look at this machine, or any other machine in the shop, you would make the assumption that they were all new. Ron says that his sheet metal team treats the machinery like it was their first car, and keeps them in tip-top shape, just as they do the parts and products they make. Pride shows. AEI Fabrication’s newest addition to its line-up of Amada machines is the LC3015 F1-NT 6000 watt laser cutter, which is the only 6,000 watt Amada laser in Arizona. It can cut up to 1.25” steel and up to .75” stainless or aluminum. Ron says if you are currently water jetting parts of this thickness, AEI Fabrication can offer you cost and time efficiencies. Ron finishes, “We’re a young, growing job shop. If you need metal fab, come take a tour of AEI with me personally. You won’t regret it and you’ll find that we want to help you any way we can.” Come see what AEI Fabrication can do for your business. For more information, contact AEI at 480-733-6594 or visit AEI Fabrication.com to reserve your AEI tour.


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leadership roles after the acquisition, according to the companies. “For our customers and employees, it will remain business as usual,” Kientzy said. Eberhart Capital has $100 million in assets, owns a dozen companies with revenue of nearly $200 million.

Manuf acturers Added 21,000 In January McClatchy reported the economy added only 113,000 jobs in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Manufacturers added 21,000 jobs. The CBS Evening News reported, “We’ll start with the good news in today’s jobs report.The unemployment rate is down and for the right reason: More people are finding work. The bad news is job creation is slowing sharply raising concerns about the economic recovery. The economy added only 113,000 jobs last month and that was well below expectations. At the same time, though, the unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to 6.6% and that is the lowest in five years.”

Santa Fe Gold to merge with Canadian firm

Scottsdale private equity firm buys Missouri manufacturer Scottsdale-based private equity firm Eberhart Capital LLC is acquiring Unitherm Furnaces LLC, an industrial furnace and oven manufacturer based in Missouri.

The acquisition is part of Eberhart’s efforts to buy industrial and manufacturing companies. Dan Eberhart’s investment company also owns Denver-based oil drilling company Canary LLC, Nebraska trucking company Poling Express LLC and Precision Pipeline Inc. “We were impressed with the diverse capabilities and product portfolio Unitherm brings with it. With their technical know-how and strong employee base, this transaction substantially contributes to our goal of building a highly capable manufacturer that services industrial clients from aerospace to railroads,” said Dan Eberhart, managing partner of Eberhart Capital. Unitherm was founded in 1980 by Frank Lim. Lim, who will remain as company president, said the acquisition will not mean any immediate changes to current Unitherm Furnaces policies. Lim and Ron Kientzy, manager, will stay in their A2Z METALWORKER •

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Albuquerque-based Santa Fe Gold Corp. has agreed to merge with a Canadian minerals exploration company and has secured agreements with its lenders to restructure $23 million in debt, Santa Fe Gold said last month. Under the merger agreement, Santa Fe Gold will receive a $3 million bridge loan from Tyhee Gold Corp. of Vancouver, British Columbia. The deal, expected to close in the second quarter subject to shareholder approval of both companies, will allow Santa Fe Gold to reopen its Summit gold and silver mine in southwestern New Mexico, the company said in a news release. The mine was shut down in November because of a shortage of money with which to operate it.

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Ford Hopes to Revolutionize Pickup Manufacturing with Aluminum Alloys Ford is hoping to redefine the way pickup trucks are built with the 2015 F-150. Introduced Jan. 13 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new truck will weigh up to 700 pounds

less than its predecessor thanks to high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys currently already in use in the aerospace, commercial transportation and energy industries. The vehicle’s frame uses highstrength steel rated up to 70,000 psi. The amount of high-strength steel in the frame has increased from the 23% used in 2014 and earlier models to 77%. Eight through-welded crossmembers provide help increasing frame stiffness. Ford resorted to the “diet plan” as a means of meeting upcoming fuel and emissions regulations. Ford F-150 Another lightweighting step was taken in what will be the F-150’s newest engine, a 2.7L EcoBoost V6. (EcoBoost is Ford-speak for the use of twin turbochargers to make a small engine produce the power of a larger unit while still offering the fuel-economy benefits of the smaller displacement unit.) The new V6, according to Ford, is the first gasoline engine to have a cylinder block made with compacted graphite iron (CGI). CGI has previously been limited to use in diesel engine blocks. The new engine’s composite CGI/aluminum block, Ford said, saves weight while providing strength where it’s needed most for durability. Ford F-150 Frame The 2015 F-150 will go on sale later in 2014 and will be assembled at the Dearborn (MI) Truck Plant and the Kansas City Assembly Plant (Claycomo, MO). A2Z METALWORKER •

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Super Bowl Space Tech: NASA Makes the Big Game Possible

shapes itself around objects after compression and returns to its original form.Today, the material has a wide variety of everyday uses, including serving as the padding inside of football helmets, NASA officials explained in a statement. Those shiny helmets Cushion isn’t the only part of the helmet NASA had a hand in. The outside shell of the familiar headgear is made of Lexan. Originally developed by a German scientist in the early 1950s, the material caught the eye of NASA engineers, who tested it and realized that it could stop a bullet, a micrometeroid, or the sacking of your favorite quarterback. Wireless QB radio headsets

NASA and the Super Bowl may not be two things you’d normally put in the same sentence together, but Sunday’s big game wouldn’t be the same without innovative spinoff technologies from space exploration. From helmets to headsets to the communications satellites that allows fans to watch around the world, NASA’s legacy can be found throughout the Super Bowl Sunday experience. So when the Seattle Seahawks faced off against Denver’s Broncos, the teams had NASA to thank for some of their basic tech needs. Here’s a look at some of the NASA’s space technology spinoffs (and some pop culture, too) that have found their way into Super Bowl: Helmet foam Consider the football helmet. On Sunday, players for the Seahawks and Broncos didn’t venture onto the MetLife Stadium field in East Rutherford, N.J., without one and they’re filled with tech inspired by NASA. In the 1960s, engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California studied a shock-absorbing foam with the intent of minimizing the stresses suffered by pilots subjected to high g-forces. Known as Temper Foam, or memory foam, the polyurethane material

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Football players aren’t the only ones donning space-inspired headgear. After astronaut Gus Grissom nearly drowned when the Liberty Bell 7 capsule completed America’s second manned mission, engineers at NASA sought for a way to avoid losing contact with their astronauts. NASA and Pacific Planotronics (now Planotronics, Inc.) jointly developed a way to implant the headsets, which included a noisecanceling feature, inside of an astronaut’s helmet. Today, coaches utilize the wireless headsets to communicate with one another along the sidelines. Satellite communications for TV broadcasts NASA has helped to improve communication not only between coaches but around the world. With the launch of the NASAdeveloped Telstar 1 satellite in 1962, the world realized a new era of television broadcasting. Part of a multi-national agreement, the original satellite sought to extend communications across the vast Atlantic Ocean. Today, its descendents allow fans to watch the Super Bowl from 185 countries. NASA’s NFL astronaut Not all of NASA’s football links are quite so direct. Astronaut Leland Melvin served on two space shuttle missions after he began training as an astronaut in 1998. But he had already gotten up close and personal with NASA’s helmet technologies, having


been drafted as a wide receiver by the Detroit Lions in 1986. He reported to the Dallas Cowboys the following year, before a pulled hamstring spelled the end of his football career. Super Bowl coin flips In 2010, officials made the opening toss of Super Bowl XLIV with a space-flown coin that had traveled to heights only dreamed of by most NFL fans. The silver medallion logged a total of 4 million miles over the course of 171 orbits around the Earth aboard the space shuttle Atlantis, flying with football player-turned-astronaut Melvin. On Jan. 27 of that year, the coin was presented to the Pro Football Hall of Fame before heading to Florida to open the Big Game. In 1992, television station CBS asked NASA if it would be willing to provide the pre-game coin toss on board the Discovery Space Shuttle. Knowing that a coin flipped in space would never actually land, Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar held the coin in her right hand and flipped twice in space before releasing it to drift. According to the crew, the coin came up heads, the same as the actual pre-game coin toss came up. NASA and Super Bowl commercials The Super Bowl wouldn’t be complete without its long-heralded commercials, and NASA has played a role there too, agency officials said. During the 2011 Super Bowl, NASA’snext-generation humanoid robot Robonaut 2 debuted during a General Motors advertisement that showcased the robot’s ability to work alongside humans. The two companies are working to develop climbing legs for the robot to allow it to move outside the football-field sized International Space Station, with the hopes that it can one day take over tasks deemed too dangerous for astronauts. Though few link football and NASA together, the two share quite a bit of common ground. Athletes may not be kicking field goals on the moon in the near future, but they certainly have quite a few reasons to thank NASA. To learn more about NASA’s spinoff technologies, visit: http://

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United Technologies could spin off Sikorsky, sources say United Technologies Corp. is weighing options for its subsidiary of Sikorsky, which manufactures the popular Black Hawk helicopter. Sources say UTC could spin off Sikorsky, sell the unit or merge with another manufacturer.The Defense Department has awarded Sikorsky $18 billion over a five-year time period.

Tech manufacturer Foxconn eyes US for factory sites Controversial iPad and iPhone maker Foxconn Technology Group is looking at the U.S. for a new high-tech manufacturing plant, according to the Wall Street Journal. Taiwan-based Foxconn executives met with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Arizona Commerce Authority CEO Sandra Watson last year to talk about possible operations in the state. Foxconn also makes products for Amazon.com and other U.S. technology companies. The company has come under fire for low pay and long hours at its Chinese plants. It also announced last year it was bringing operations and jobs to Pennsylvania.

Raytheon helps Ariz. students explore engineering Arizona high schoolers got a chance to try the life of an engineer this week through a regional STEM workshop created by Raytheon and the University of Arizona.The “Math Moves U Day” gave 150 students from southern Arizona experience in building telescopes, and for some, it was a glimpse into a promising career. “There’s so much technology in our lives that we just view it as a consumer,” said Wes Kramer with Ratheon Air and Missile Systems. “And we’re trying to make the connection that behind all of those things are engineers, scientists.”

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Lockheed Martin wins IT, support extension to NAS work Lockheed Martin will provide additional information technology, training and other support for the National Airspace System project for the Federal Aviation Administration, part of a $440 million extension to the company’s contract.The National Airspace System Integration Support Contract extension goes through October 2017.

Navy would get biggest piece of potential Pentagon budget boost in fiscal 2015, sources say If the White House adds $36 billion to the Pentagon’s fiscal 2016 budget, the bulk of that money would go to the Navy, defense officials say. If the funding becomes available, the Department of the Navy, which includes the Marines, would receive $14.7 billion, the Air Force would get $8.7 billion, the Army $7.6 billion and the U.S. Special Operations Command $5 billion, sources said. However, the extra funding is far from certain, according to budget experts.

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of clean, renewable energy. Progress in the comparatively new area of nanoelectronics in particular could be the basis for new manufacturing processes and devices to make renewable energy systems and technologies more efficient and costeffective. Stephen Goodnick will focus on what nanoelectronics advances could do to help push the performance of solar energy systems to the next level in his talk at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Feb. 13-17 in Chicago. His presentation will lead off a session on Feb. 16 titled “Nanoelectronics for Renewable Energy: How Nanoscale Innovations Address Global Needs.” Goodnick is a professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, one of Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Titled “Pathways to Next-Generation Photovoltaics,” Goodnick’s presentation will look at how innovations driven by nanoelectronics research can enable photovoltaic technology to significantly improve our ability to convert sunlight and heat into electric power. He’ll specifically delve into how new types of nanostructure-based devices can make it possible to produce photovoltaic solar cells that achieve better energy-conversion efficiency. Goodnick explains that the key is in the different characteristics, properties


and behavior of materials at the nanoscale. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter (one meter is a little more the 39 inches long). About 100,000 nanometers amount to the same thickness as a typical sheet of paper. At that tiny scale, silicon and other materials that are used to make solar cells can perform in ways that boost the effectiveness of devices for producing energy, Goodnick says. “With the use of nanoparticles, made into nanostructures, we could, for instance, improve optical collection, enabling systems to trap more light for conversion into electrical power,” he says. “Using nanomaterials, we could make solar cells even thinner but still more efficient, and we could increase the capacity of energy-storage devices,” he says. Such progress will hinge on the success of science and engineering research in overcoming current high production costs and some technical challenges. But Goodnick says he’s confident nanotechnology advances “are going to be big factors in the future of energy.”

300+ Students Globally To Participate In Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy There will be 304 students from 38 countries and 33 U.S. states and territories that will attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge

Academy (HLCA) t h i s ye a r. T h e unique leadership opportunity w i l l r u n f ro m February 21 to March 7, 2014 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. HLCA uses interactive technology, science-oriented workshops, and team exercises to teach children of Honeywell employees leadership skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). During the program, the students will meet scientists, engineers, and former astronauts who will reinforce core leadership competencies and share their first-hand professional experiences. Students will engage in team-building challenges such as designing, building and testing their own rockets; participating in simulated astronaut training, shuttle missions and a moon walk; and conducting DNA extraction experiments on fruit. “Our goal is to continue to develop a new generation of leaders, engineers, and scientists who can address the challenges of tomorrow,” said Tom Buckmaster, President, Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s global corporate citizenship initiative. “Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy is a holistic program that uses a variety of teaching methods to open students’ minds to the many possibilities for rewarding careers.” A2Z METALWORKER •

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Nick Jackson found a way to manufacture his products in the United States! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. A little background is necessary. After attending college for computer technology, which he didn’t like, and working odd jobs from day laborer to assembly line work, Nick determined he could make a business with EBay. He went to Fry’s Electronics, bought electronic products in bulk, and sold them on EBay. This was fun and somewhat lucrative, but Nick knew he wanted to do more. So just over a decade ago, in 2003, when he was just 23 years old, Nick founded KSPORT, a manufacturer and online sales company of race proven, high quality coilover suspension and brake products. Nick says, “I knew back then that in order to compete, I would have to take my designs overseas”. Nick utilized manufacturing firms in Taiwan. Eleven years later, KSPORT manufactures a vast array of products for their customers with more than 6000 different part numbers. The company owns a number of patents for their innovations, and has been named a Top 5000 company by Inc. Today, the company isTUV/ISO 9001:2008 certified. Nick says, “A great deal of time and effort goes into the research and development of our products and we employ a team of engineers who keep our products on the cutting edge of the aftermarket automotive performance industry” KSPORT products are designed for a variety of automobile manufacturers, including Jeep, Honda, BMW, Lexus, Infiniti, Nissan, and Acura, to name a few. Nick says 5-10% of the KSPORT products are utilized by professional racecar drivers; the majority of their customers are weekend/hobby racers. They also do private label manufacturing for other off road and racing companies. Here is a list of the products KSPORT manufactures: • Air Suspension • Big Brake Kits • Camber and Toe Kits • Hydraulic Handbrakes • Arms/Rods/Endlinks • Pillowball Mounts • Pneumatic Air Jacks • Lowering Springs Nick and his team were quite successful with their race proven, high quality suspension and brake products. But a few years ago, Nick began A2Z METALWORKER •

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feeling a strong desire to capitalize on manufacturing in the United States. Nick says, “Manufacturing in the United States is making a come-back, and I just felt it was the right thing to do.” Nick was also growing tired of the overseas travel and being bullied by his International manufacturers. Nick wanted to feel more pride in his products, and this would come from manufacturing them locally. Manufacturing in the states would require a larger facility than the one KSPORT currently occupied, so Nick and the KSPORT team moved into their new 23,000 square foot facility, located in Gilbert, Arizona. The facility is clean, state-of-the-art, contemporary, and reflects the innovative products the company makes. Nick cannot move all manufacturing back to the US due to the massive product line. Nicks plan is to eventually move all manufacturing of the Ksport brand products by 2016. Nick opened a second company last November, called Voodoo13. All Voodoo13 products are made entirely in the USA, at the KSPORT headquarters, which now houses a machine shop.Voodoo13 specializes in the manufacture of suspension components for street, drift and road racing. Additionally, today 5% of KSPORT’s products are manufactured locally, in-house. Nick isn’t a machinist, so he hired experienced machinists and programmers to open his machine shop. He interviewed a number of machine tool dealers, but in the end was most comfortable purchasing from Ellison Machinery. Nick says, “I was very impressed with the image Ellison Machinery portrays. It is classy and innovative, plus the Haas machines they were recommending for us are made in America.” He continued, “When I visited their showroom, it was like I walked into a Mercedes dealership.You can tell the way a company runs by their image. Ellison isn’t old school -- they don’t communicate via fax. It’s all email.”


Nick particularly likes working with his business manager from Ellison Machinery, Jason McCurdy. He says, “Jason is a great guy and he is very knowledgeable. Probably the most important thing we get from Jason and Ellison Machinery, though, is their great customer service. We are known in our industry for our superior customer support, and we value this in our machine tool dealer.” Nick was also impressed with his installation experiences from Ellison Machinery. He says, “Their installation team, the training we received, and the responsiveness with the one issue we had, were all fantastic!” Nick and the team just recently purchased their latest 3 Haas machine tools, bringing the exclusively Haas machine shop to 5 machines in total.

To learn more about KSPORT and Voodoo13 divisions of Autoline Industries LLC, call 480-829-8100 or visit ksportusa.com and voodoo13usa.com Race Car Enthusiast? Read Just A Little About Their Products! About KSPORT’s Air Suspension Kits KSPORT Kontrol Pro Fully Adjustable Coilover Kits provide the ultimate in suspension technology for your street or track car. 36 levels of damping adjustment allow you to fine tune the ride to your handling and comfort needs.The damping adjusts compression and rebound simultaneously for ease of adjustment. Pillow ball top mounts in the front and rear on some applications allow you to maintain vehicle manufacturer suspension geometry design. The pillow ball top mounts also allow you a more direct feel for solid driver response. Where available, camber can be adjusted via the Pillow-ball Top Mounts, which means no additional “Camber Kits” are needed.

KSPORT’s latest Haas purchases included the Haas ST-30Y, Haas VF2SS, and Haas VF-3SSYT. Their ST-30 is the latest Haas high-performance turning center – designed to provide heavy cutting ability, extreme rigidity and high thermal stability. It has a maximum cutting capacity of 533 x 660 mm, with maximum swings of 806 mm over the front apron and 527 mm over the cross slide. Jason says, “The Haas Super-Speed Vertical Machining Centers provide the high spindle speeds, fast rapids and quick tool changes necessary for the high-volume production and reduced cycle times that KSPORT and Voodoo13 need.They feature a 12,000-rpm, inline direct-drive spindle, an ultra-fast side-mount tool changer and high-speed rapids on all axes.” For more information on Haas Factory Outlet, a Division of Ellison Machinery Co. LLC, call 480-968-5877 or visit their website at www. ellisonaz.com

The KSPORT system uses a Monotube design in which the oil and gas are separated within the cylinder. When compared to twin tube designs the Monotube dissipates heat better, allows finer damping adjustments, and requires more expensive design process. The KSPORT Kontrol Pro Coilover kit has been designed with professional road racing in mind offering extremely high value and performance. About KSPORT’s Big Brake Kits KSPORT big brake kits provide the ultimate in stopping power for your vehicle. Integrating new brake technology into the design of the kits allows for a kit that highly reduces brake fade and continually cools and refreshes the brake pads surface under braking.These brake systems are designed for easy installation with minimal tools required (in most applications). Our extreme lightweight caliper comes in differential bore configuration. It is machined from aircraft quality billet, weighs just over 5lbs. each, and has machined in protection grooves for the bridge tubes. Aluminum pistons, high temperature seals, and stainless steel brake pad wear plates are also standard on each caliper design. The opposed piston caliper design greatly improves pad wear and caliper rigidity over the OEM design. The stainless steel brake lines stop expansion under pressure. Most applications utilize the 2-piece floating disc assembly, which reduces weight both rotating and unsprung. The floating disc also stops thermal stresses of extreme heat from warping the disc or cupping the braking surface. The unique slot design on the rotor greatly reduces braking noise and expels gas and pad debris faster than conventional slot designs. Every rotor is always heat treated and balanced before shipment for the best possible performance. A2Z METALWORKER •

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The TechShop Has Opened in Chandler, AZ

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“In our first academic partnership ever, we’re thrilled to bring the TechShop model to the next generation of makers and inventors at ASU and Chandler community.” Jim Newton, Founder of TechShop. Come by and take a tour of their cutting edge facility and prepare to be inspired. See what members are working on, chat with community makers, and watch some of the TechShop machines in action! See for yourself how TechShop can help you turn your ideas into reality. About TechShop, Inc. Founded in October 2006,TechShop is a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop and fabrication studio providing access to a vibrant community of creative people and more than $1 million worth of high quality machines, tools and software. TechShop offers classes, workshops, instruction and meet-ups for people of all ages and skill levels.TechShop is based in Menlo Park, Calif., with locations nationwide. For information and course listings, visit http://www.techshop.com, email info(at)techshop.com or call 855-TECHSHOP. You can follow TechShop on Twitter at “@TechShop.” TechShop is also on Facebook as “TechShop Incorporated.”

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California manufacturer moving to Rio Rancho Last month, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that DHF Technical Products will be opening an office in Rio Rancho with up to 50 employees. DHF is a manufacturer that refines and reclaims precious metals. The company was recruited to Rio Rancho by the New Mexico Economic Development Department and Rio Rancho Economic Development Corp. “We are proud to welcome manufacturers like DHF to New Mexico,” Martinez said. “This company has uprooted itself from California to plant itself in New Mexico. That is amazing, and is a prime example of our efforts to diversify our economy, compete for jobs, attract new companies and help small businesses grow.” NMEDD will provide $200,000 in Local Economic Development Act funds to Sandoval County to help offset building improvement costs for DHF. The department will also assist with $173,412 in Job Training Incentive Program funds for on-the-job training for the newly created positions. The company will bring 30 jobs immediately and 20 more soon, officials said. “I think what’s important is that RREDC has continued over 20 years to grow thousands of jobs in Rio Rancho,” said Rio Rancho Mayor A2Z METALWORKER •

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Tom Swisstack. “We’re developing a broader tax base and companies have engaged in the city of Rio Rancho.” “DHF chose New Mexico when they had the opportunity to go anywhere,” Martinez said. DHF will lease and purchase a 25,000-square-foot office and manufacturing building for its headquarters and production facility. The company will manufacture products such as sheet, wire and casting grain for jewelry manufacturers, sputter targets for the thin film coating industries and will melt and refine precious metal scrap to for its own production needs or to sell to investors and manufacturers.

Budget Deal Puts NASA’s Space Exploration Plans Back on Track NBC News reports that the latest spending bill signed into law by President Obama puts money in the budget for the Space Launch System. “The legislation includes funding for the agency’s major space and science initiatives, including a crewed mission to Mars by the 2030s.That mission would be sent out on the Space Launch System.” SpaceNews noted that a number of observers were surprised that NASA did so well in the FY 2014 bill, with an overall appropriation of $17.65 B that essentially gave the agency what it wanted. The article quotes Sen. Bill Nelson (D, Fla) as a major force in getting the $700M necessary for both the commercial crew programs and the Space Launch System.


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A new multi-billion dollar industry is on the verge of getting off the ground in Nevada. Drones will soon take to the sky from six testing sites around the state. Drone America in Reno is waiting for the governor’s office to submit a plan to the FAA. That should happen within the next few months and then drone testing can start. The CEO says millions of dollars worth of contracts will go into effect once they’re cleared to fly. Drone America CEO Mike Richards plans for the sky actually started on the water. “That feeling you get when you help save somebody sticks with you,” said Mike Richards, CEO of Drone America. Ten years ago he was jogging when he saw three teenagers flip their canoe in Lake Tahoe. Pulling the freezing and near-drowned teens onto land gave him an inspiration. He decided to build machines that could help save lives. “You can stay aloft for over 24 hours with the right payload and provide aerial surveillance for looking for lost souls in wilderness and the ocean,” Richards said. Drone America makes four models of unmanned aerial vehicles or UAV’s which got their start in the military. The technology can be used for search and rescue, firefighting, and disaster relief. Richards says, in many ways, the aerial vehicle is superior to piloted aircraft. It can fly longer and costs less to operate. “These drones do not care that they keep doing it everyday of the week five times a day,” he said. Drone America’s aircraft can be flown by controls on the ground or can be pre-programmed to fly on its own.The University of Nevada, Reno and the Desert Research Institute have already partnered with the company to see how they can use the machines. UNR is interested in surveying Nevada’s vast amount of land, including mapping out the population of sage-grouse.The bird is being considered for the endangered species list.

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“Do the natural resources work that I think corresponds really well with the natural resources problem we have in the state. That includes things like fire and fire management, management of threatened and endangered species,” said MarkWalker, dean and director of cooperative extension, UNR. The Desert Research Institute is looking for a more effective way to deliver silver iodide to clouds. “It’s still very much in a design and development phase,” said Jeff Tilley, associate research professor, DRI. It’s called cloud seeding and could help with the Nevada’s shortage of water. “We introduce those small particles into clouds to basically allow for the conversion of super cool liquid water into ice that promotes the formation of snow fall,” Tilley said. How the drones fly and what they’re used for will help shape the FAA’s rules and regulations for safety and privacy. Richards says the testing will be the beginning of a booming aerospace industry in Nevada. “Over the next five years we are predicting drone sales and system operations to equal over $100 million,” Richards said.

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Manufacturing Technology Orders End 2013 on Strong Note December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $491.89 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 9.9% from November and up 11.8% when compared with the total of $439.90 million reported for December 2012. With a year-end total of $4,939.58 million, 2013 was down 5.1% compared with 2012. These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the USMTO program. “With a strong finish to 2013 for manufacturing technology orders, plus strong reports for durable goods, capacity utilization, and PMI, there is plenty of favorable momentum for the industry going into 2014,” said Douglas K.Woods, AMT President. “The average age A2Z METALWORKER •

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of corporate fixed assets is at almost 22 years, and interest rates are historically low. This one-two punch is creating a ripe atmosphere for investment in capital equipment, which we anticipate will translate into more great news for manufacturing growth.” The United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report, compiled by the trade association representing the production and USMTOdistribution of manufacturing technology, provides regional and national U.S. orders data of domestic and imported machine tools and related equipment.Analysis of manufacturing technology orders provides a reliable leading economic indicator as manufacturing industries invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity. U.S. manufacturing technology orders are also reported on a regional basis for six geographic breakdowns of the United States. Northeast Region Manufacturing technology orders in the Northeast Region in December totaled $65.47 million, down 13.5% when compared with

November’s $75.65 million and down 2.5% when compared with December 2012.With a year-end total of $808.79 million, 2013 was up 4.7% when compared with 2012. Southeast Region At $45.46 million, December Southeast Region manufacturing technology orders were 20.7% less than the December 2012 total. Year-end orders stood at $452.20 million, down 16.7% when compared with 2012. North Central-East Region December manufacturing technology orders in the North Central-East Region totaled $138.82 million, 11.3% higher than November’s $124.72 million and up 37.8% when compared with December 2012. At $1,286.90 million, the 2013 year-end total was 3.0% less than the comparable figure for 2012. North Central-West Region With a year-end total of $924.26 million, 2013 North Central-West Region manufacturing technology orders were off 10.1% when compared with 2012.


South Central Region The South Central Region manufacturing technology orders 2013 year-end total of $749.06 million was down 13.2% from the year-end total for 2012. West Region Manufacturing technology orders in the West Region in 2013 totaled $718.37 million, 6.6% higher than the 2012 year-end total.

ASU Foundation launching $1 mi l l i o n V C f u n d f o r manufacturing companies The Arizona State University Foundation will start a new venture capital fund for early-stage companies focused on manufacturing, thanks to a $1 million grant from the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority. The venture capital fund will benefit ASU’s accelerator programs based at ASU’s SkySong center in Scottsdale, including the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group and ASU’s technology transfer arm, Arizona Technology Enterprises.

“We feel this new venture fund will help to fill a gap not only in the early-stage venture sector in Arizona, but also in the ecosystem that is rapidly building in the greater Phoenix area for manufacturing-oriented companies,” Gordon McConnell, associate vice president with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, said in an email. “In ASU SkySong, we have noticed an increase in the past few years in startups that are aiming to build physical products, including those in our student startups programs, as well as with faculty and alumni.” The evergreen fund will take small equity positions in each company that receives investment capital in transactions ranging from $50,000 to $250,000, according to a statement. ASU’s goal is to build the fund to $10 million through private donations. “We are able to advance entrepreneurship through our ASU accelerators — the Furnace Technology Transfer Accelerator, the ASU Startup Accelerator and the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative — then support the

results with venture capital that will allow them to expand and achieve,” Rick Shangraw Jr., CEO of the ASU Foundation, said in a statement. Many companies have benefited from the Edson program, including Endless Entertainment, Duo Kitchenware and G3Box. In 10 years, Arizona Technology Enterprises has supported the launch and development of 67 ASU spin-off companies. These companies, based on technologies developed by the university’s researchers, has raised $68 million in external funding. “Maricopa County is excited to join with ASU to help emerging businesses develop into sustainable companies and promote job growth in the county,” Denny Barney, chairman of the Maricopa Board of Supervisors, said in a statement. “This partnership demonstrates our commitment to investing in the long-term, sustainable growth of Maricopa County.” The ASU Foundation is a nonprofit that partners with ASU to ensure the success of a “New American University.” A2Z METALWORKER •

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US Solar Jobs Growing Ten Times Faster than National Average Employment Growth The Solar Foundation (TSF), a non-profit organization that seeks to further the understanding of solar energy through research and public education, released its 4th National Jobs Census report, which shows remarkable growth in the U.S. labor market as it pertains to solar energy employment. In total there were 142,698 solar workers in the U.S. as of November 2013. A solar worker is defined as someone who devotes at least 50 percent of his or her work to solar-related activities. This is a 20 percent increase over 2012 figures and ten times higher than the national average employment growth rate, which was 1.9 percent. “This is our most comprehensive [report] yet,” said Andrea Luecke, Executive Director & President of The Solar Foundation, explaining that collecting the data involved making more than 74,000 phone calls and sending out more than 11,000 emails. Solar project developers were the big winners in terms of job growth rate. In 2012 there were almost 8,000 solar workers who defined themselves as project developers whereas in 2013 that number jumped to more than 12,000, a 52 percent uptick. According to Luecke, the large increase reflects the huge number of utility-scale projects that were under construction in 2013.

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As has been long-predicted, because solar project costs have dropped so dramatically in recent years, the industry added the the largest number of jobs in installation. Just under 70,000 people are employed in the solar installation business, a 21 percent increase over 2012. TSF predicts that 2014 will again add 21 percent more jobs, a number that would bring the industry solar installation total to more than 84,000 by this time next year. CEO Lyndon Rive said that SolarCity added 2,000 “highly-distributed” jobs in 2013. Solar installation jobs are “not in any central hub,” he explained, as is the case with other industries such as finance in NYC or high-tech in Silicon Valley. “We are in 14 states,” he said. “Growth for the next 10 years in solar is going to be very, very exciting,” Rive added. “You can’t outsource these jobs.” Making a small comeback were solar manufacturing jobs — the sector lost 8,000 jobs between 2011 and 2012 but showed an increase of 100 solar workers in 2013. The sector now employs 29,851 people. Luecke explained that these numbers are a “vast improvement over last year” and said that manufacturers are feeling a little bit more secure in 2013 than they were in 2012, which is why the TSF predicts and increase of 8.6 percent in 2014. Higher numbers in 2014 may also be attributed to more startups entering the sector this year. Tom Werner, CEO of SunPower explaned that his company added “hundreds” of jobs in 2013 and expects to add more in 2014. “We also have 400 SunPower dealers who employ 6,000 more people,” he said. Not to mention the “70 parts suppliers throughout the country,” he added. The National Solar Jobs Census 2013 also reports data about salaries paid by solar firms. According toTSF, wages paid by solar firms are competitive, with the average solar installer earning between US$20.00 (median) and $23.63 (mean) per hour, which is comparable to wages paid to skilled electricians and plumbers and higher than average rates for roofers and construction workers. Production and assembly workers earn slightly less,

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Aviation MRO Company GA Telesis Launches GA Telesis Aviation Investments; Capital Raise Plus Existing Credit Facilities Will Allow Up To $1B In Initial Asset Acquisitions GA Telesis LLC (“GA Telesis”) and Wafra Capital Partners Inc. (“Wafra Capital Partners”) jointly announced today that GA Telesis has raised $500 million from institutional and private clients advised by Wafra Capital Partners to establish a new aviation investment vehicle focused on aircraft and engine investment opportunities.The vehicle will be named GATelesis Aviation Investments LLC (“GAIN”)and will be managed by GA Telesis Capital Management, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of aviation MRO company GA Telesis. Together with the capital raise, GA Telesis’ own capital, and existing credit facilities, GAIN’s capacity for investments is up to $1 billion. GAIN will seek to make investments in commercial aircraft, engines and new generation component inventories, for long-term or short-term lease. GAIN will also acquire assets for immediate disassembly and resale of the

components and parts. GAIN has broad flexibility to make investments with a variety of durations in a wide range of asset types and across the capital structure. GA Telesis currently owns and manages a fleet of 60 engines and 30 aircraft and has disassembled nearly 200 aircraft and 500 engines through extensive aviation MRO activities since 2002. “We are honored to beWafra Capital Partners’ strategic aviation investment partner,” commented GA TelesisCEO, Abdol Moabery. He noted “this capital will further expand GA Telesis’ current ability to invest in highyielding aviation asset investment opportunities at a very exciting time in the industry.” Moabery also commented: “The capital raise builds on the company’s preeminent role and impressive record of identifying and managing aviation investments. The company has long been a leading originator and manager for many notable aviation investors in addition to its own investments.” “Partnering with GA Telesis in GAIN offers our stakeholders and clients unparalleled access to aviation focused deal flow combined with a management team that possesses the capabilities (as demonstrated by their outstanding track record) to successfully capitalize on these opportunities,” said Michael Gontar, Chief Investment Officer of Wafra Capital Partners. “We are excited to be an investor in this industry-leading platform.” GATelesis, LLC is a leader in providing worldwide support services to the commercial and defense aerospace industries.With financial, supply chain, component and heavy jet engine and aviation MRO businesses spanning the globe, GA Telesis is recognized as a pioneering leader in innovative solutions-based services in its sector. A2Z METALWORKER •

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S&S Machinery Sales____ 602-368-8542 Savage Machine Tools___ 480-773-4080 TSM Machinery_______ 602-233-3757 ACCESSORIES Abrasives Barton International ____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet Group_____ 832-243-9300 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 Band Saw/ Blades bandsawparts.com_____ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply____ 602-278-3918 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 Roentgen USA________ 847-787-0135 S. L. Fusco, Inc._______ 480-753-5000 sawblade.com________ 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 GMA Garnet Group____ 832-243-9300 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 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5335 Chucks Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5335 InnovativeTool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 CNC Lathe Accessories Trusty-Cook_________ 877-240-2462

Von Ruden Manufacturing_ 763-682-0322 CNC Collet Chucks Royal Products_______ 800-645-4174 CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook_________ 877-240-2462 Collet Fixtures Royal Products_______ 800-645-4174 Compressed Air Piping Systems Airtek____________ 480-966-5267 Coolant Systems Blaser____________ 801-722-4095 DCM Tech__________ 800-533-5339 Ebbco Inc__________ 800-809-3901 Hangsterfers________ 316-640-2462 Star Metal Fluids______ 800-367-9966 Cutting Tools Almar Tools, Inc.______503-255-2763 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 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 Von Ruden Manufacturing_ 763-682-0322 Deburring Equipment S. L. Fusco, Inc._______ 480-753-5000 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery______ 480-775-6462 Lone Arrow_________ 480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300

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Headquarters - Phoenix 242 E. University Drive

Tucson

3855 S. Evans Blvd.

Albuquerque

3300 Princeton NE

1- 800-350-8265

sales@swfastener.com www.swfastener.com

Door Opening Systems: Automatic Midaco Corporation_____ 847-593-8420 Dust Collectors Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Fasteners Parker Fasteners_____ 623-925-5998 Southwest Fastener____ 800-350-8265 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 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales _____480-816-6300 EDM Network________480-836-1782 EDM Performance _____800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330


Marilyn Kahler Industrial Sales Marilyn@TriFabSales.com phone: 480-607-1876 fax: 480-607-7695

Panasil Impression Material used in inspection for consistent, accurate measurements

Filtermist Mist Collectors Royal Products_______ 800-645-4174 Filtration -Grind Wheels & Belts S. L. Fusco, Inc._______480-753-5000 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders Midaco Corporation_____ 847-593-8420 Hole Making Products Schenk Intertech_______480-323-6755 Industrial Automation IEC Supply LLC________ 480-455-1446 Industrial Controls IEC Supply LLC________ 480-455-1446 Industrial Electronics IEC Supply LLC________ 480-455-1446 Live Centers Royal Products_______ 800-645-4174

Live Tool Holders Von Ruden Manufacturing_ 763-682-0322 Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil______ 800-894-7773 Hangsterfers________ 316-640-2462 Houghton__________ 602-625-1407 Maxum Petroleum_____ 602-278-8877 Pioneer Distributing Co.__ 602-278-2693 Star Metal Fluids______ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories Schenk Intertech________ 480-323-6755 Von Ruden Manufacturing_ 763-682-0322 Magnetic Particle Ins Equip. DCM Tech____________ 800-533-5339 Measurement Products for In Process/First Article Inspection Roydent_____________480-440-1876 Milling and Turning Products Schenk Intertech________ 480-323-6755

Von Ruden Manufacturing_ 763-682-0322 Pallet Systems Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_________ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Parts Washing Equipment Blaser______________801-722-4095 Chemical Logic__________ 512-426-5728 Qualichem, Inc__________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_________ 800-367-9966 R8 Quick-Change Tool System Royal Products_______ 800-645-4174 Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Royal Products_______ 800-645-4174

Surface Preparation Chemical Logic__________512-426-5728 Vacuum Pumps & Workholding Airtek______________480-966-5267 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Vises and Vise Jaws Arizona CNC Equip________480-615-6353 Desert EDM Sales________480-816-6300 Sensors Waterjet Abrasives IEC Supply LLC_________480-455-1446 Barton International ___ 800-741-7756 Spindles GMA Garnet Group____ 832-243-9300 GMN USA__________ 800-686-1679 KMT Waterjet Systems___800-826-9274 Setco Spindles & Slides______ 866-362-0699 Lone Arrow_________ 480-507-8074 Static Tool Holders Waterjet Replacement Parts Von Ruden Manufacturing_ 763-682-0322 Barton International ___ 800-741-7756 Steel Service Center Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 KMT Waterjet Systems___800-826-9274

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Work Holding Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5335 Kurt Manufacturing_____ 763-574-8320 CONSUMMABLES Cleaners: Ultrasonic Pro- Ultrasonics_______602-938-0603 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Blaser____________ 801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil______ 800-894-7773 Echols Saw & Supply____ 602-278-3918 Hangsterfers________ 316-640-2462 Houghton__________ 602-625-1407 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Maxum Petroleum_____ 602-278-8877 Pioneer Distributing Co.__ 602-278-2693 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc._______480-753-5000 Star Metal Fluids______ 800-367-9966 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

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Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Qualichem Inc________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids______ 800-367-9966 EDM Fluids Hangsterfers________ 316-640-2462 Pioneer Distributing Co.__ 602-278-2693 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 Qualichem, Inc__________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_________ 800-367-9966 Measurement Products for In Process/First Article Inspection Roydent_____________480-440-1876 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_________ 800-894-7773 Chemical Logic__________ 512-426-5728 Houghton__________ 602-625-1407 Maxum Petroleum_____ 602-278-8877 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Pioneer Distributing Co.__ 602-278-2693

Qualichem, Inc__________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_________ 800-367-9966 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Chemical Logic__________ 512-426-5728 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Solvents:Hand Wipe Chemical Logic__________ 512-426-5728 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Chemical Logic__________ 512-426-5728 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys_____ 860-289-3820 Haynes Intl_________619-449-1584 Western States Metals__ 801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys_____ 860-289-3820 Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 Haynes Intl_________619-449-1584 Aluminum 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

Diehl Steel_________800-543-1566 Fry Steel Company_____800-423-6651 MarZee Inc._________602-269-5801 Samuel, Son & Co._____800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 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 Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 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 State Industrial Prod____602-275-0990 Western States Metals__ 801-978-0562 Bronze Apache Steel Company___602-323-2200 AZ Metals_________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals_______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 State Industrial Prod____602-275-0990 Western States Metals__ 801-978-0562 Carbon Apache Steel Company___602-323-2200 AZ Metals_________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals_______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Fry Steel Company_____ 800-423-6651 Cast Iron Western States Metals__ 801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 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 CPM Powder Metal Diehl Steel________ 800-543-1566 Drill Rod Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 Diehl Steel________ 800-543-1566 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 Samuel, Son & Co.____ 800-631-9765 State Industrial Prod____ 602-275-0990 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 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 Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 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 Tool Steel Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 Diehl Steel________ 800-543-1566

Tubing & Pipe Apache Steel Company___602-323-2200 AZ Metals_________ 602-688-8003 Haynes Intl_________619-449-1584 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co.____ 800-631-9765 Tube Service Company___ 602-267-9865 Tubing: Titanium & Hastelloy Apache Steel Company___602-323-2200 Haynes Intl_________619-449-1584 GASES Cylinder Storage/Microbulk Praxair Distribution_____ 602-269-2151 Purification Units (CO2 and Hydrogen) Praxair Distribution_____ 602-269-2151 Welding and Cutting Praxair Distribution_____ 602-269-2151 TOOLING Phoenix Small Tool_____ 602-256-7011 Boring Bars Almar Tools, Inc._____ 503-255-2763 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Carbide Almar Tools, Inc._____ 503-255-2763 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Helical Solutions______866-543-5422 Horizon Carbide_______ 480-968-0957 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc._______480-753-5000 The Tool Crib________ 602-978-3130 Cutting Tools Almar Tools, Inc._____ 503-255-2763 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 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 Almar Tools, Inc._____ 503-255-2763 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481

Horizon Carbide_______ 480-968-0957 Drills Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment__602-455-8904 Sandvik Coromant_____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_____ 602-628-4242 End Mills Almar Tools, Inc._____ 503-255-2763 Coast Aluminum Sales___ 480-797-5162 Cutting Tools Consultants _602-277-1342 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 Coast Aluminum Sales___ 480-797-5162 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide_______ 480-968-0957 Inserts, Indexable Coast Aluminum Sales___ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_______ 480-968-0957 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Sandvik Coromant_____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_____ 602-628-4242 Inserts, PCD/CBN Coast Aluminum Sales___ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_______ 480-968-0957

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Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Loose Abrasive Grains S. L. Fusco, Inc.______ 480-753-5000 Reamers & Drills, PCD Coast Aluminum Sales___ 480-797-5162 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Precision Toolholding Products Schenk Intertech________ 480-323-6755 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Thread Mills Almar Tools, Inc._____ 503-255-2763 Coast Aluminum Sales___ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_______ 480-968-0957 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Sandvik Coromant_____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_____ 602-628-4242 Tooling Columns Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5335 Tooling: Cutting Tools Custom B & T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Tooling Systems Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5335 Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Sandvik Coromant_____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_____ 602-628-4242 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 A2Z METALWORKER •

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METAL DISTRIBUTORS Western States Metals___ 801-978-0562 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Manual Lift Off Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Manual Rotory Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 ROBOTICS Robotic Part Loading Systems Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 PROG. SYSTEMS Business Software Infor_____________ 520-431-4349 CAD/CAM Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_____ 480-615-6353 Delcam___________ 877 335 2261 Feature Cam________ 602-502-9654 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 ERP Software Infor_____________ 520-431-4349 Software, Inv. Control Delcam___________ 877 335 2261 Feature Cam________ 602-502-9654 Software, NC Programming Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Delcam___________ 877 335 2261

Ellison Machinery______480-968-5335 Feature Cam________602-502-9654 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 Software, Servicing Delcam___________877 335 2261 Feature Cam________602-502-9654 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 Tooling Systems Global EDM Supply_____480-836-8330 REPAIR/DESIGN Bar Feeder Repair Edge Technologies_____562-597-7824 Machine Tool Design/ Engineering Ellison Machinery______480-968-5335 Machine Tool Rebuilding API Services_________ 757-223-4157 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 API Services_________ 757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip_____ 480-615-6353 CNC Machinery Sales____ 602-244-1507 Machinery Moving Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 API Services_________ 757-223-4157 Maint/Repair Services Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 AMTS____________602-397-4008 Arizona CNC Equip_____ 480-615-6353 DM Machine Repair_____480-709-1450 D & R Machinery______480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery______480-968-5335 Jemelco, Inc.________480-804-9541 Southwest Spindle Service_ 480-837-0368 State Industrial Prod____602-275-0990 The Werks C&C, Inc_____602-569-1809 Mold Repairs B&B Tool_________ 520-397-0436 Stamping Repairs B&B Tool._________ 520-397-0436 Prev. Maint Programs Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 API Services_________ 757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip_____ 480-615-6353 DM Machine Repair_____480-709-1450 D & R Machinery______480-775-6462


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AZ House of Representatives Jill Norgaard________ 602-753-9155 Banks Alerus Bank & Trust_____ 480-905-2407 Bank of Arizona_______ 480-642-2876 Business Consulting BMSC____________ 480-445-9400 Quick Turn Financial____ 480-385-1220 CAD/CAM Software Cimatron__________ 248-596-9700 Calibration: On Site Linear Precise Measurements LLC_ 602-309-0963

Calibration Services Advanced Coordinate Tech_ 480-921-3370 Repair - Portable Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Phoenix Small Tool_____ 602-256-7011 The Werks C&C, Inc______602-569-1809 Precise Measurements LLC_ 602-309-0963 Spindle Rebuilding Washington Calibration___ 480-820-0506 API Services_________ 757-223-4157 Calibration: Repair & Certify Setco-Pope Spindles______866-362-0699 Advanced Coordinate Tech_ 480-921-3370 GMN USA__________ 800-686-1679 Phoenix Small Tool_____ 602-256-7011 Southwest Spindle Service_ 480-837-0368 Precise Measurements LLC_ 602-309-0963 Tool Repair, Coating, Washington Calibration___ 480-820-0506 Treatment Cash Flow Management Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Bank of Arizona_______ 480-642-2876 MACHINERY REPAIR Commercial Real Estate Services PARTS Daum Commercial______602-376-2545 Belts Computer/Web Services All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Gartman Technical Services__ 602-788-8121 Bearings(Precision) Consulting All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 American Global Standards_ 617-838-4648 Metric O -Rings BMSC____________ 480-445-9400 All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Advanced Custom Screens_ 800-992-7936 Switches (Proximity, Limit) Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Valves (Hydraulic, Pneumatic) Contract Inspection All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Contract Programming PRODUCTS Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Guns Ellison Machinery_ ____ 480-968-5335 Layke Tactical________ 602-272-2654 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 SERVICES CNC Training Aerospace Advocate Jill Norgaard________ 602-753-9155 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711

Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5335 Degreasing Chemical Logic__________ 512-426-5728 Design Services Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Electrical Installation/ Maintenance Lights Out Electric _____ 623-703-2950 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech ____623-780-4137 Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust_____ 480-905-2407 Bank of Arizona________480-642-2876 Quick Turn Financial____480-385-1738 SBG Capital_________480-897-4988 Heavyhaul IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Insurance Services Leavitt Group ________602-264-0566 ISO/AS9100 Consulting American Global Standards__ 617-838-4648 BMSC____________ 480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ _888-572-9642 IT/ Network Support Gartman Technical Services__ 602-788-8121 Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust_____ 480-905-2407 Bank of Arizona_______ 480-642-2876 Quick Turn Financial____ 480-385-1220 Lean Manufacturing BMSC____________ 480-445-9400 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Manufacturers Rep Trepanning Specialties___ 562-633-8110 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Schenk Intertech_________480-323-6755 Marketing/ Consulting Leap Innovation_______ 480-235-6188 Rigging/Machinery Moving IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Political Consultant Jill Norgaard________ 602-753-9155 Recycling Barry Metals__________602-484-7186

Consolidated Resources Inc._ 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC____________623-937-0385 SA Recycling__________602-463-8791 Reverse Engineering BMSC____________ 480-445-9400 Datum Inspection ____ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Rigging IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Schools, Custom Training AZPMAP___________ 602-723-8191 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5335 Supplier Auditing BMSC____________ 480-445-9400 Surface Preparation Chemical Logic__________ 512-426-5728 Systems Integration Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5877 Testing, Metallurgical Metals Eng & Testing Lab.___ 602-272-4571 ARTL______________ 602-374-3770 Trade Show Booth Design Fry Fabricators________ 602-454-0701 Transportation IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Lynden Intl._________ 602-252-2911 Transportation:Air/Freight/ Ground IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Lynden Intl._________ 602-252-2911 Working Capital, Credit Lines Bank of Arizona________480-642-2876 Quick Turn Financial_____480-385-1220 SBG Capital_________ 480-897-4988 A2Z METALWORKER •

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Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

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 ASSEMBLY Abrams Airborne Mfg____ 520-887-1727 CGS Technologies_______ 623-869-0600 East Valley Precision_____ 480-288-6601 Foresight Technologies____ 480-967-0080 Fry Fabrications________ 602-454-0701 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 KLK Ind.____________ 602-267-1331 Lindel Engineering______ 520-792-3160 Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Pure-Logic Industries_____ 480-892-9395 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800

BALANCING/DYNAMIC BROACHING Castings: Production Anmark_____________480-968-3126 Apache Gear, Inc_______ 623-934-7144 AATC_____________602-268-1467 Ayers Gear & Mach______ 623-934-6913 Dolphin____________ 602-272-6747 BAR CODING Western Sintering______ 509-375-3096 May Foundry & Machine___ 801-531-8931 CASTINGS BENDING AATC______________602-268-1467 Western Cast Parts______480-250-9764 Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Dolphin____________ 602-272-6747 Western Cast Parts______480-250-9764 B&B Fabrication & Machine__ 623-271-6855 May Foundry & Machine___801-531-8931 COATING Fry Fabrications_________602-454-0701 Western Cast Parts_____ 480-250-9764 Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 Castings: Prototype Bending: CNC Bolt’s Metallizing________602-244-2432 B&B Fabrication & Machine__ 623-271-6855 AATC______________602-268-1467 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Dolphin____________ 602-272-6747 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 BONDING Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 May Foundry & Machine___801-531-8931 LA Specialties__________ 602-269-7612 Western Cast Parts_____ 480-250-9764 Louie’s Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 BRAZING Bolt’s Metallizing_______ 602-244-2432 Brazing: Aluminum Dip Abrams Airborne Mfg_____520-887-1727 Brazing: Vacuum Bolt’s Metallizing_______ 602-244-2432

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Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Coating: Dry Film Lube Southwest Powder Coating__ 602-272-0878 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Coating: Black Oxide Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Collins Metal Finishing_____602-275-3117 Coating: Liquid Louie’s Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 Collins Metal Finishing___ 602-275-3117 Coating: Chem Film Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 AP Industrial _________ 480-968-1947 Coating: Nickel/Teflon Collins Metal Finishing_____602-275-3117 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 FutureWeld__________ 602-437-2426 Collins Metal Finishing_____602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries_____ _480-968-1930 Coating: NP3 LA Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Collins Metal Finishing_____602-275-3117 Treffers Precision_______ 602-744-2636 The Metal Man________ 800-448-9448 Louie’s Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530

Powder Coating Collins Metal Finishing___ 602-275-3117 Faist Greentek LLC______ 602-633-0707 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 CUTTING Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 bandsawparts.com____ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply_____ 602-278-3918 Harschco LLC________602-617-7514 Southwest Waterjet-Laser_ 480-306-7748 The Metal Man________ 800-448-9448 Bandsaw Cutting bandsawparts.com____ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply____ 602-278-3918 CNC Router Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Laser APMI_____________ 480-668-0024 Faist Greentek LLC______ 602-633-0707 Fine Line Laser Cutting___ 602-863-3196 Tube Laser Cutting Tube Service Company___ 602-267-9865 DIE CASTING TVT Die Casting________ 800-280-2278

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TONY MANOCCHIO PRESIDENT

3518 E. WOOD STREET • PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85040 OFFICE: (602) 437-2426 • FAX: (602) 437-2088 • CELL: (602) 810-8332 tony.manocchio@futureweld.com

Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc TVT Die Casting________ 800-280-2278 DIES Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Micro-Tronics, Inc________602-437-8995 Precision Die & Stamp’g___ 480-967-2038 Southwest Tool & Die Services_ 480-317-9366 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Notching, Punching, Cutting Dies Southwest Tool & Die Services_ 480-317-9366 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole Arizona Wire Specialists____ 480-829-6530 EDM Express___________800-780-7075 EDM Tech____________602-278-6666 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654

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Email: stwdies@yahoo.com

Micro-Tronics, Inc________602-437-8995 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Milco Wire EDM/Waterjet____ 714-373-0098 Sun Tech__________ 480-921-1665 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) EDM Express___________800-780-7075 EDM Tech____________602-278-6666 Micro-Tronics, Inc________602-437-8995 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Milco Wire EDM/Waterjet____ 714-373-0098 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480

Ilene Price: iprice@precise-metals.com Steve Bangerter: sbangerter@precise-metals.com 4534 N. 44th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85031 602-272-2625

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Sun Tech__________ 480-921-1665 PGI_______________505-884-5782 Tooling Molds West_______480-921-9939 Powill Manufactuing_____623-780-4100 Wright Prototype________ 541-619-2760 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 EDM: Dialectric Systems Sun Tech__________480-921-1665 /Filtration Thompson Machine_____505-823-1453 Ebbco Inc___________800-809-3901 Toolcraft of Phoenix___ 623-435-5405 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC_______480-239-8254 WC Machine & Tool______ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Arizona Wire Specialists____ 480-829-6530 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Auer Precision__________480-834-4637 Wright Prototype________ 541-619-2760 Graphite Services Continental Machining___800-777-2483 EDM Express___________800-780-7075 Micro-Tronics, Inc_______ 602-437-8995 ENGINEERING/ EDM Tech___________ 602-278-6666 PROGRAMMING Hogan Manufacturing______623-463-1939 Micro-Tronics, Inc________602-437-8995 Exactitude Precision_______602-316-6957 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Hexatron Engineering______801-363-8010 Milco Wire EDM/Waterjet___ 714-373-0098 Pure-Logic Industries_____ 480-892-9395

ENGINES Sport Plane Hexatron Engineering______801-363-8010 FABRICATION Abrams Airborne Mfg_____520-887-1727 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine_928-778-4800 Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____602-243-4329 Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497 Anewco____________ 520-751-1222


APMI ______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal________ 303-427-6419 AzMark_____________480-926-8969 B&B Fabrication & Machine___623-271-6855 Bell Steel____________480-833-5538 BID Machine, Inc________480-892-7304 CAID Industries_________ 520-294-3126 CGS Technologies________623-869-0600 Continental Machining_____800-777-2483 CygnetStamping & Fab_____ 818-240-7574 Creedbilt Inc___________ 623-939-8119 Faist Greentek LLC_______602-633-0707 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 JD Machine___________801-782-4403

Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Arrow Sheet Metal_______ 303-427-6419 CygnetStamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Precision Metal Products_ 408-699-5037 Fabrication: Medium & Large Abrams Airborne Mfg____ 520-887-1727 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine_928-778-4800 APMI_____________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal_______ 303-427-6419 Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Continental Machining__ 800-777-2483 Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 CGS Technologies_______ 623-869-0600 Fabrication: Custom Metal Faist Greentek LLC______ 602-633-0707 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine_928-778-4800 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506

Nelson Engineering______ 602-273-7114 Phoenix Metalcraft______ 602-279-4810 Plastic Eng.__________ 480-491-8100 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Precision Metal Products_ 408-699-5037 Pure-Logic Industries_____ 480-892-9395 PVB Fabrications_____ 520-623-3529 Scriven Precision_______ 480-961-9775 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Certified Mobile PVB Fabrications_____ 520-623-3529

Fry Fabrications_________602-454-0701 Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Precision Metalworks__ 602-455-9575 PVB Fabrications_____ 520-623-3529 Trepanning Specialties___ 562-633-8110 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Mining PVB Fabrications_____ 520-623-3529 Fabrication: Rebuild/ Large Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 Fabrication: Sheet Metal Abrams Airborne Mfg____ 520-887-1727 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine_928-778-4800 Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 APMI_____________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419

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Shawn Carlin scarlin@gmsaz.com

Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 Capital Stainless______ 480-967-0016 CygnetStamping & Fab_____ 818-240-7574 Faist Greentek LLC_______ 602-633-0707 Fine Line Fabricating______602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 Howell Precision_________ 623-582-4776 Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 Phoenix Metalcraft_____ 602-279-4810 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Precision Metal Products__ 408-699-5037 Pure-Logic Industries______480-892-9395 TMM Precision _________800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision___303-280-2778 FASTENERS 6 LOBE Parker Fasteners_______ 623-925-5998 Sockets Parker Fasteners________623-925-5998 Tamper Resistant Parker Fasteners________623-925-5998 FINISHING AP Industrial __________ 480-968-1947

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

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Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Faist Greentek LLC______ 602-633-0707 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 LA Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Louie’s Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Southwest Powder Coating__ 602-272-0878 TVT Die Casting________ 800-280-2278 Abrasive Blasting AP Industrial _________ 480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Dry Film Lubrication Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Electro-Polishing Collins Metal Finishing_____602-275-3117 Finishing: One Stop Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Finishing: Ops Cleaning Semiray Aerospace Testing__ 623-842-3030

Glass Bead Clean Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 Byington Steel Treating____ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Southwest Powder Coating__ 602-272-0878 Glass Bead Clean A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 Desert Fire___________ 602-268-1511 Lone Arrow__________ 480-507-8074 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing_____ 602-257-0530 Passivation Coating Technologies____ _623-581-2648 FutureWeld__________ 602-437-2426 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Semiray____________ 602-275-1917 Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Powder Coating AP Industrial _________ 480-968-1947

Faist Greentek LLC______ 602-633-0707 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 Byington Steel Treating____ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Southwest Powder Coating__ 602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC__602-276-1231 Shot Blasting Desert Fire____________602-268-1511 Stripping Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Semiray_____________602-275-1917 Southwest Powder Coating__ 602-272-0878 FIXTURES CJ Mfg_____________ 480-517-0233 RB Machine Co, Inc______ 602-272-6869 Exactitude Precision______ 602-316-6957 Hogan Manufacturing_____ 623-463-1939 Siro Machining_________480-512-1467 Southwest Tool & Die Services_ 480-317-9366 FORGINGS R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 Forgings: Titanium R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700


FOUNDRY AATC_______________ 602-268-1467 GAGES Design & Build Sonic Tool & Gage________ 480-777-1789 Tooling Sonic Tool & Gage________ 480-777-1789 May Foundry & Machine___ 801-531-8931 GEAR CUTTING Apache Gear, Inc________ 623-934-7144 Ayers Gear & Machine_____ 623-934-6913 GRINDING Anmark_____________ 480-968-3126 Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088

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ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 CJ Mfg_____________ 480-517-0233 East Valley Precision_____ 480-288-6601 EDM Express__________ 800-780-7075 GMN USA__________ 800-686-1679 Grindworks__________ 623-582-5767 Hogan Manufacturing_____ 623-463-1939 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Lindel Engineering______ 520-792-3160 McFarland Machine & Eng__ 480-966-1388 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 RMG Machining________ 623-582-6544 Ron Grob Co._________ 970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding____ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding_________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard McFarland Machine & Eng__ 480-966-1388 Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding_________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Grinding: Centerless Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks__________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg___ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Ron Grob Co._________ 970-667-5320 Shaw Precision________ 480-785-4925 Sun Grinding_________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg___ 602-588-2869

Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Grinding… Curvic Anmark____________ 480-968-3126 Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks__________ 623-582-5767 Grinding… Double Disc Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Grinding: ID/OD Anmark____________ 480-968-3126 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks__________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg___ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Ron Grob Co.__________970-667-5320 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701

Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding__________602-238-9595 Grinding: OD Anmark_____________480-968-3126 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: Surface Anmark_____________480-968-3126 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg____602-588-2869 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Sun Grinding__________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701

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3422 West Wilshire Drive Phoenix, AZ 85009

602 278 6704 602 278 6717 Fax

edgibson@continentalmachiningco.com www.continentalmachiningco.com

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 GUNDRILLING Trepanning Specialties___ 562-633-8110 HEAT TREATING Bolt’s Metallizing_______ 602-244-2432 Byington Steel Treating____ 408-727-6630 Controlled Thermal Tech’y__ 602-272-3714 Desert Fire____________602-268-1511 Hogan Manufacturing_____ 623-463-1939 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Faist Greentek LLC______ 602-633-0707 Heat Treating/ Aerospace Bolt’s Metallizing_______ 602-244-2432 Byington Steel Treating____ 408-727-6630 Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 HeatTreating/ISO9001/AS9100 Byington Steel Treating____ 408-727-6630 LargeCapacityDropBottomOven/ AluminumHeatTreating Bolt’s Metallizing_______ 602-244-2432 A Z METALWORKER • 100 • March/Apr 2014

Byington Steel Treating____ 408-727-6630 Inspection, First Article Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Datum Inspection________602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 HONING/LAPPING Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Grindworks___________623-582-5767 Inspection Services LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 National Grinding & Mfg___ 602-588-2869 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Datum Inspection________602-997-1340 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 IDENTIFICATION Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Labels&BarCode Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Inspection Services (NDT) Tool/PartMarking(Laser) Semiray Aero. Testing______ 602-275-1917 Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 Inspection Services, Welding B & T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Silk Screen American Global Standards__ 617-838-4648 Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 Faist Greentek LLC______ 602-633-0707 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Gladhill Assoc__________623-939-4412 Orion Registrar_________303-645-4017 INDUSTRIAL SEALINGS Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Gaskets:Manufacturing Cupps Ind Supply_______ 602-269-2301 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Industrial Sealings _ ISO Registrar Cupps Ind Supply_______ 602-269-2301 American Global Standards__ 617-838-4648 Packing Orion Registrar_________303-645-4017 Cupps Ind Supply_______ 602-269-2301 Liquid Penetrant Semiray_____________ 602-275-1917 INSPECTION Calibration Process Improvement/ Audit Washington Calibration____ 480-820-0506 BMSC_____________480-445-9400

Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 X-Ray Semiray_____________602-275-1917 JIGS RB Machine Co, Inc______ 602-272-6869 MACHINING Machining: 3D 3D Machine LLC______ 480-239-8254 Arcas Machine Inc____ 480-632-9414 Cassavant Machining___ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 L&W Machine Co_____ 602-323-2560 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 RMG Machining________ 623-582-6544 Tooling Molds West______ 480-921-9939 Machining: 5 Axis Cassavant Machining___ 602-437-4005 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng_ 520-745-8771 Lindel Engineering______ 520-792-3160 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889

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860 East 46th Street, Tucson AZ 85713 520-624-5628 • Cell 602-418-2171• Fax 520-624-5636 www.atmswiss.com • swami@atmswiss.com

NATHAN CONSULTING, LLC dba

ABSOLUTE TURNING & MACHINE

Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 St. Vrain Manufacturing_____303-702-1529 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 Machining: Aerospace AATC ______________602-268-1467 Abrams Airborne Mfg_____520-887-1727 Absolute Turning & Machine_ 520-624-5628 Anewco____________ 520-751-1222 Arcas Machine Inc_____ 480-632-9414 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 B&B Fabrication & Machine___623-271-6855 Backerworks Mfg______505-342-2943 Cassavant Machining____602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 CJ Mfg______________480-517-0233 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 Hexatron Engineering______801-363-8010 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 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co_____ 602-323-2560 Las Cruces Machine____ 575-526-1411 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654

Lindel Engineering_______520-792-3160 Matrix Machine_________ 480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc________602-437-8995 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Nichols Precision______480-804-0593 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 PGI _____________ 505-884-5782 Powill Manufacturing____ 623-780-4100 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 Pro Precision__________602-353-0022 Pure-Logic Industries______480-892-9395 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 RMG Machining_________623-582-6544 Service & Sales________ 480-968-9084 Satowfi_____________480-374-5706 Southwest Swiss Precision ___602-438-4670 St. Vrain Manufacturing_____303-702-1529 Trepanning Specialties____ 562-633-8110 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 Machining: Contract Absolute Turning & Machine__520-624-5628 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine_ 928-778-4800 Aero Design & Mfg_______602-437-8080 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____602-243-4329 Anewco____________ 520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Banner Machine, Inc_______ 602-437-4984 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machining___623-581-6200 Flex-Pro____________ 623-581-0551 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Gilbert Precision Machine____480-892-4730 Group Mfg Serv._________480-966-3952 HK Machining________ 602-278-6704 Hexatron Engineering______ 801-363-8010

Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 Keller Precision________ 928-279-8919 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 McFarland Machine & Eng___480-966-1388 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 RMG Machining_________623-582-6544 RPM Industries_________623-780-4993 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 TVT Die Casting_________800-280-2278 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC_______ 480-239-8254 Abrams Airborne Mfg_____ 520-887-1727 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine_ 928-778-4800 Absolute Turning and Machine_ 520-624-5628 Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 Arcas Machine Inc_____ 480-632-9414 Nichols Precision______ 480-804-0593 Anewco____________ 520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 AzMark_____________480-926-8969 B&B Fabrication & Machine___623-271-6855 BID Machine, Inc_______ 480-892-7304 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machining___ 623-581-6200 Flex-Pro____________ 623-581-0551 Foresight Technologies_____480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine____480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc._____480-464-0150 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 Hogan Manufacturing______ 623-463-1939 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276

Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 Keller Precision________ 928-279-8919 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co______ 602-323-2560 Las Cruces Machine____ 575-526-1411 LAYKE, Inc.___________602-272-2654 Lindel Engineering_______ 520-792-3160 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Matrix Machine________ 480-966-4451 McFarland Machine & Eng___ 480-966-1388 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc_______ 602-437-8995 Milco Wire EDM/Waterjet____ 714-373-0098 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Nichols Precision______ 480-804-0593 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 PGI _ _ _____________505-884-5782 PMBC____________ _602-431-8131 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 Pro Precision__________602-353-0022 Pure-Logic Industries______480-892-9395 Quality Mold________ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco______602-278-7700 RMG Machining_________623-582-6544 RMSS______________ 623-780-5904 RPM Industries_________623-780-4993 101101 • March/Apr 20142014 • March/Apr

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Satowfi_____________ 480-374-5706 Siro Machining_________ 480-512-1467 St. Vrain Manufacturing_____ 303-702-1529 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 Toolcraft of Phoenix_____623-435-5405 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool_ ______480-507-4620 Wire-Tech___________480-966-1591 Wrico______________480-892-7800 X5 Manufacturing____ ___602-454-7385 Machining Composites Absolute Turning & Machine__520-624-5628 Innovative Cutting Solutions_ 623-842-1255 Machining: Large Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 Backerworks Mfg______ 505-342-2943 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 Empire Precision Mach.____480-633-4580 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 RMG Machining_________623-582-6544 Mach: Turning CNC 3D Machine LLC________480-239-8254 Absolute Turning & Machine__520-624-5628 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine_ 928-778-4800 Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 Anmark_____________ 480-968-3126 Arcas Machine Inc_____ 480-632-9414 Anewco____________ 520-751-1222 AzMark_____________480-926-8969 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining____ 602-437-4005 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 EDM Express___________ 800-780-7075 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Flex-Pro____________ 623-581-0551 Gilbert Precision Machine____480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc._____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 Hogan Manufacturing______ 623-463-1939 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253

JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Keller Precision________ 928-279-8919 Las Cruces Machine____ 575-526-1411 McFarland Machine & Eng___ 480-966-1388 Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 Nichols Precision______ 480-804-0593 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 PGI _______________505-884-5782 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 RMG Machining_________623-582-6544 RMSS ______________623-780-5904 Ron Grob Co.__________970-667-5320 RPM Industries_________623-780-4993 Siro Machining_________ 480-512-1467 St. Vrain Manufacturing_____ 303-702-1529 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 Wright Prototype________ 541-619-2760 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 St. Vrain Manufacturing_____ 303-702-1529 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Machining Plastic Absolute Turning & Machine__ 520-624-5628 Innovative Cutting Solutions_ 623-842-1255 Keller Precision________ 928-279-8919 RMG Machining_________623-582-6544 Machining Precision 3D Machine LLC_______ 480-239-8254 AATC_____________602-268-1467 Abrams Airborne Mfg_____ 520-887-1727 Absolute Turning & Machine__ 520-624-5628 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine_ 928-778-4800 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 Arcas Machine Inc_____ 480-632-9414 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 AzMark___________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg______ 505-342-2943 BID Machine, Inc________480-892-7304 Cassavant Machining____ 602-437-4005 CJ Mfg______________ 480-517-0233 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 Evans Precision Mach’g__ 623-581-6200 Flex-Pro____________ 623-581-0551 Foresight Technologies_____ 480-967-0080

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Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision , Inc._____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 HK Machining________ 602-278-6704 JB’s Precision_______ 623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Jemelco, Inc.________ 480-804-9541 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Las Cruces Machine____ 575-526-1411 LAYKE, Inc.________ 602-272-2654 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 Nichols Precision_____ 480-804-0593 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 PGI _____________505-884-5782 Powill Mfg___________ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 Quality Mold_______ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 RMG Machining________ 623-582-6544 RPM Industries________ 623-780-4993 Satowfi____________ 480-374-5706 Service & Sales______ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 St. Vrain Manufacturing____ 303-702-1529 Sun Tech_________ 480-921-1665 Toolcraft of Phoenix___ 623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West______ 480-921-9939 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool______ 480-507-4620 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Wire-Tech__________480-966-1591 Machining: Prototype A A T C ____________602-268-1467

Absolute Turning & Machine_ 520-624-5628 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine_928-778-4800 Alpha Machine________ 602-437-0322 Anewco____________520-751-1222 Arcas Machine Inc____ 480-632-9414 Backerworks Mfg_____ 505-342-2943 Bar-S Machine______ 928-636-2115 BID Machine, Inc_______480-892-7304 CJ Mfg_____________ 480-517-0233 Continental Machining__ 800-777-2483 East Valley Precision_____ 480-288-6601 Evans Precision______ 623-581-6200 Exactitude Precision______ 602-316-6957 Flex-Pro___________ 623-581-0551 Foresight Technologies____ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc.____ 480-464-0150 Hogan Manufacturing_____ 623-463-1939 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc.________ 480-804-9541 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Keller Precision________ 928-279-8919 KLK Ind.____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co_____ 602-323-2560 McFarland Machine & Eng__ 480-966-1388 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Nichols Precision_____ 480-804-0593 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 PGI_______________505-884-5782 RMG Machining________ 623-582-6544 Pro Precision________ 602-353-00220 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 RB Machine Co, Inc______ 602-272-6869 RMG Machining________ 623-582-6544 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 RPM Industries________ 623-780-4993 Siro Machining________ 480-512-1467 St. Vrain Manufacturing____ 303-702-1529 Stellar Machining & Fab_ 480-961-3075


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Tooling Molds West______ 480-921-9939 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 Wire-Tech___________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Quick Turn Flex-Pro____________623-581-0551 HK Machining________ 602-278-6704 Jemelco, Inc.________ 480-804-9541 Keller Precision________ 928-279-8919 RB Machine Co, Inc______ 602-272-6869 RMG Machining________ 623-582-6544 RMSS______________623-780-5904 RPM Industries________ 623-780-4993 Tooling Molds West______ 480-921-9939 Wright Prototype________541-619-2760 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC______ 480-239-8254 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine_928-778-4800 Anewco____________ 520-751-1222 Anmark____________ 480-968-3126 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 EDM Express__________ 800-780-7075 Exactitude Precision_______602-316-6957 Flex-Pro____________623-581-0551 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc.____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Hogan Manufacturing_____ 623-463-1939 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 L&W Machine Co_____ 602-323-2560 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc_______ 602-437-8995 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 RMG Machining________ 623-582-6544

RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 Siro Machining________ 480-512-1467 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Wire-Tech___________ 480-966-1591 Wright Prototype_______ 541-619-2760 Machining: Screw RMG Machining________ 623-582-6544 Machining: Semiconductor Foresight Technologies____ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 KLK Ind.____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co_____ 602-323-2560 Satowfi____________ 480-374-5706 Siro Machining________ 480-512-1467 Machining: Swiss Absolute Turning & Machine_ 520-624-5628 Bar-S Machine______ 928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining___ 602-437-4005 RMG Machining________ 623-582-6544 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Nichols Precision_____ 480-804-0593 Machining: Turning: Automatic Absolute Turning and Machine_520-624-5628 American Prec. Machine___ 602-269-6298 Ayers Gear & Mach_____ 623-934-6913 AzMark___________ 480-926-8969 Challenger Aerospace___ 480-894-0802 EDM Express__________ 800-780-7075 Evans Precision Mach’g___ 623-581-6200 JB’s Precision Ind______ 623-581-9088 LAYKE, Inc._________ 602-272-2654

Matrix Machine________ 480-966-4451 Micro-Tronics, Inc_______ 602-437-8995 RMG Machining_________ 623-582-6544 RMSS ______________ 623-780-5904 PGI ______________ 505-884-5782 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Ace Laser_____________480-924-3232 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine_ 928-778-4800 Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 Faist Greentek LLC_______ 602-633-0707 Fine Line Laser Cutting__ 602-863-3196 Howell Precision_________ 623-582-4776 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 McFarland Machine & Eng___ 480-966-1388 Precise Metal Products_____ 602-272-2625 Precision Metal Products__ 408-699-5037 Southwest Waterjet-Laser_ 480-306-7748 The Metal Man_________ 800-448-9448 TMM Precision _________ 800-448-9448 Tube Service Company___ 602-267-9865 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Laser Cutting:Rotary Axis K-zell Metals, Inc._____ 602-232-5882 Laser Engraving & Etching Ace Laser_____________480-924-3232 TechMark____________480-820--9444 Laser Marking Ace Laser_____________480-924-3232 Faist Greentek LLC_______ 602-633-0707 TechMark____________480-820--9444 MANUFACTURING Abrams Airborne Mfg_____ 520-887-1727 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine_ 928-778-4800 Aero Tech____________ 801-292-0493 APMI ______________ 480-668-0024

B&B Fabrication & Machine__ 623-271-6855 CJ Mfg______________480-517-0233 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 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 PMBC_____________ 602-431-8131 PVB Fabrications_____ 520-623-3529 Precision Metal Products__ 408-699-5037 RMG Machining________ 623-582-6544 RMSS______________ 623-780-5904 Scriven Precision_______ 480-961-9775 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 Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 B&B Fabrication & Machine__ 623-271-6855 Creedbilt Inc________ 623-939-8119 Fry Fabrications_________602-454-0701 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 METAL STAMPING High Production Precision Stamping Precision Die & Stamping___ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine_____505-823-1453 METALIZING Bolt’s Metallizing________602-244-2432 103 • March/Apr 2014 103 • March/Apr 2014

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Jet Processing_______ 623-869-6749 x117 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc_______ 602-437-8995 MOLDS 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 PAINTING AP Industrial __________480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Faist Greentek LLC_______602-633-0707 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 Painting& Blast Booths AP Industrial __________480-968-1947 Faist Greentek LLC_______602-633-0707 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 104 • March/Apr 2014 104 • March/Apr 2014

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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 Southwest Powder Coating___602-272-0878 Wet Paint/CARC AP Industrial __________ 480-968-1947 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting__602-256-0260 Sandblast/Automated 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 E.P.S.I.______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries_______480-968-1930 L A Specialties__________ 602-269-7612 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 Precious Metal Plating_____ 800-481-6271 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Road Machinery_________ 520-623-8681 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Anodizing ChemResearch__________ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 FutureWeld___________602-437-2426 Gold Tech Industries_______480-968-1930

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Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Pilkington Metal Finishing___801-972-2146 Brass Plating Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Bronze Plating Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Copper Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Electroless Nickel Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Embrittlement Relief E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Gold Plating E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Hard Chrome Road Machinery_________ 520-623-8681 Nickel/ Chrome/Palladium Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 LA Specialties__________ 602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Silver Plating E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Tin: Matte Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Tin / Zinc Plate Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 POLISHING Gold Tech Industries_____ 480-968-1930

L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Road Machinery_________520-623-8681 PRODUCT DESIGN Design and Modeling Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 PROCESSING: CHEMICAL LA Specialties__________ 602-269-7612 PRODUCTION Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Louie’s Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 Siro Machining_________ 480-512-1467 PUNCHING Advanced Metal Fab & Machine_928-778-4800 Group Manufacturing Serv__ 480-966-3952 Fry Fabrications_________602-454-0701 McFarland Machine & Eng___480-966-1388 Phoenix Metalcraft_____ 602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks___602-455-9575 Precision Metal Products__ 408-699-5037 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 WC Machine & Tool______ 480-507-4620 X5 Manufacturing________602-454-7385 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 SINTERING Western Sintering_______509-375-3096 SPINNING: Metal Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 SPLINES Apache Gear, Inc_______ 623-934-7144 RMG Machining________ 623-582-6544


Formed Tubing AERO Spring & Mfg Co____ 602-243-4329 B&B Fabrication & Machine___623-271-6855 Howell Precision_________623-582-4776 Large Diam. Pipe & Tubing Trepanning Specialties____562-633-8110 TESTING SPRAY: METAL, Testing: Flow / Target PLASMA Bolt’s Metallizing_______ 602-244-2432 Semiray Aero. Testing______ 623-842-3030 Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 FutureWeld___________ 602-437-2426 SPRINGS Pilkington Metal Finishing___801-972-2146 Flat and Wire Springs Semiray Aero. Testing______ 623-842-3030 AERO Spring & Mfg Co____ 602-243-4329 SPRINGWORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 THERMAL SPRAY

STAMPING AERO Spring & Mfg Co____ 602-243-4329 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 CygnetStamping & Fab_____818-240-7574 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Precision Die & Stamping___ 480-967-2038 Scriven Precision_______ 480-961-9775 Thompson Machine____ 505-823-1453 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wrico_____________480-892-7800 Precision Metal Forming SPRINGWORKS Utah______801-298-0113 Thompson Machine____ 505-823-1453 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Stamping: Aerospace Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Stamping: Bending Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Stamping: Deep Draw Thompson Machine____ 505-823-1453 Stamping Design Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 SPRINGS WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Stamping Flat Forming Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 SPRINGS WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Light Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 Stamping: Precision Pacific Metal Stampings___ 661-257-7656 SPRINGS WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113

Bolt’s Metallizing________ 602-244-2432 Controlled Thermal Tech’y___ 602-272-3714 Empire Precision Mach.____ 480-633-4580

THREADING Thread Grinding Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Shaw Precision________ 480-785-4925 Thread Rolling Ron Grob Co.__________ 970-667-5320 TOOL & DIE 3D Machine LLC_______ 480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____480-503-1283 Sonic Tool & Gage________ 480-777-1789 Southwest Tool & Die Services_ 480-317-9366 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 TOOL REPAIR/REBUILD Southwest Tool & Die Services_ 480-317-9366 TOOLING CJ Mfg______________ 480-517-0233 Hogan Manufacturing______ 623-463-1939 RB Machine Co, Inc_______ 602-272-6869 Siro Machining_________ 480-512-1467 Sonic Tool & Gage________ 480-777-1789 Southwest Tool & Die Services_ 480-317-9366 Western Sintering_______ 509-375-3096 TREPANNING Trepanning Specialties____ 562-633-8110 TUBE BENDING Advanced Metal Fab & Machine_ 928-778-4800

TUBING TAPPING Assembly Formed Tubing Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 B&B Fabrication & Machine___ 623-271-6855 Harschco LLC________ 602-617-7514 Howell Precision_________ 623-582-4776 RMG Machining________ 623-582-6544 Service & Sales________ 480-968-9084

Tube Bending /Fabrication Howell Precision_________623-582-4776 K-zell Metals, Inc._____602-232-5882 Service & Sales_______480-968-9084 WATER PURIF/ RECYC. USFilter__________ 760-525-9930 WATERJET CUTTING Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys__800-237-2888 Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 Creedbilt Inc________ 623-939-8119 Flow International _____ 800-446-3569 Harschco LLC________ 602-617-7514 Innovative Cutting Solutions_ 623-842-1255 Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 MarZee Inc._________ 602-269-5801 McFarland Machine & Eng___480-966-1388 Milco Wire EDM/Waterjet____714-373-0098 Southwest Waterjet-Laser_ 480-306-7748 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 Toolcraft of Phoenix____623-435-5405 WC Machine & Tool______ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine______602-323-5550 Waterjet,3D 3 - 5 AXIS Innovative Cutting Solutions_ 623-842-1255 Waterjet, Multi head Whitley Machine______602-323-5550 Waterjet, High Press. Cutting Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 Harschco LLC________ 602-617-7514 Innovative Cutting Solutions_ 623-842-1255 WASHERS AERO Spring & Mfg Co___ 602-243-4329 WIRE FORMS AERO Spring & Mfg Co___ 602-243-4329 SPRINGWORKS Utah______ 801-298-0113 WELDING Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497 Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 APMI _____________ 480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 AzMark___________ 480-926-8969 B&B Fabrication & Machine___623-271-6855 Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 BID Machine, Inc______ 480-892-7304 Continental Machining___800-777-2483 Creedbilt Inc________ 623-939-8119 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 Faist Greentek LLC_______602-633-0707

Group Mfg. Serv______ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision_________623-582-4776 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 K-zell Metals, Inc.____ 602-232-5882 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 McFarland Machine & Eng__ 480-966-1388 Precision Metalworks__ 602-455-9575 Precision Metal Products__ 408-699-5037 Pure-Logic Industries_____ 480-892-9395 PVB Fabrications_____ 520-623-3529 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Scriven Precision______ 480-961-9775 State Industrial Prod____ 602-275-0990 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Welding: Aerospace Anewco____________ 520-751-1222 Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 Backerworks Mfg_____ 505-342-2943 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 Welding: Alum. Med & Lg Alpha Machine________ 602-437-0322 Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 Continental Machining__ 800-777-2483 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 PVB Fabrications_____ 520-623-3529 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Welding: Enclosures Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Fry Fabrications_________602-454-0701 Welding: Design Fry Fabrications_________602-454-0701 Welding: Orbital L&W Fluid_________ 602-323-2560 Welding: Robotic B&B Fabrication & Machine__ 623-271-6855 Welding: Spot Nelson Engineering______ 602-273-7114 Welding: Tig Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Backerworks Mfg_____ 505-342-2943 Continental Machining__ 800-777-2483 Cutting Edge Mfg_______ 480-609-7233 FutureWeld__________ 602-437-2426 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 A2Z METALWORKER •

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Engineering........................................97 All World Machinery Supply.................96 Almar Tools........................................................88 Alpha Machine............................................103 American Aerospace..................................95 American Auctioneers Group......16,93 AMTS......................................................................92 Anewco................................................................99 Anmark.................................................................98 AP Industrial...................................................104 Apache Gear......................................................97 Apache Steel.....................................................89 APMI.......................................................................94 Arcas Machine Inc......................................100 Arizona Finishing...........................................98 Arizona Hard 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bandsawreviews.com...............................70 Bank of Arizona..............................................90 Barry Metals...............................................46,90 Bar-S Machine Inc.........................................94 Barton International ...........................54,86 Bell Steel...............................................................96 BID Machine, Inc............................................96 Blaser......................................................................90 Blue Streak Grinding...........................58,97 BMSC...............................................24-25,42,96 Bolt’s Metallizing, Inc...............................100 Bralco Metals......................................14,88,89 Byington Steel Treating............................98 CAID........................................................................95 Canyon State Oil........................................2,90 Cassavant Machining.............................102 Castrol................................................................2,90 CGS Technologies, Inc............................... 96 Challenger Aerospace...............................99 Chemical Logic...............................................90 ChemResearch...............................................99 Cimatron......................................................22,93 CIS..............................................................66-67,94 CJ Mfg.................................................................100 CNC Machinery...............................................87 Coast Aluminum........................................89 Coast Industrial Sales...............................93 Coastal Metals.......................................12,90 Coating Tech........................................84 Collins Metal Finishing...........................95 Consolidated Resources.Inc........30,92 Continental Machining......................100 Controlled Thermal..................................98 Creedbilt Inc.................................................101 Cupps Industrial Supply...................100 Cutting Tool Consultants.......................87 CTE........................................................................88 A Z METALWORKER • 106 • March/Apr 2014 2

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Cygnet Stamping & Fab.......................103 D & R Mchy................................19,75,85,91 DCM Tech..........................................44,86 Datum Inspection..............................98 Daum Commercial............................58 Delcam......................................................96 Desert Fire...............................................99 Desert EDM Sales....................................88 Diehl Steel...................................................90 Dolphin.........................................................94 DM Machine Repair................................92 East Valley Powdercoat......................103 East Valley Precision...........1,24-25,103 Ebbco Inc..................................................... 86 Echols Saw & Supply..............................85 Edge Technologies.................................88 EDM Express.................................68-69,96 EDM Network.....................................64,89 EDM Perform Access.............................90 EDM Tech..................................................... 96 Ellison Machinery...........5,43,80-81,85 Empire Precision Mach......................101 EPSI................................................................103 Evans Precision Mach’g........................97 Exactitude...................................................99 Excaliber Precision...................................95 Faist GreenTek...........................................99 Fine Line Fabricating Inc......................97 Fine Line Laser Cutting......................103 Flex-Pro.......................................................101 Flow Corp.....................................................85 Foresight Technologies........................95 Fry Fabrications........................................94 Fry Steel Co.................................................89 FutureWeld.................................... 20,95,97 Ganesh Machinery...........................23,87 Gartman Tech Services......................104 Geiger Electric Inc................................... 86 Gilbert Metal Stamping.......................94 Gilbert Precision Machine................101 Gladhill Assoc......................................53,99 Global EDM Supply................................88 Glover Precision, Inc..............................99 GMA Garnet...............................................90 GMN USA...............................................74,88 Gold Tech Industries........................52,99 Grindworks..................................................95 Group Manufacturing.......................... 96 Hangsterfers..............................................89 Harschco .....................................................98 Haynes Intl..................................................89 Helical Solutions.......................................92 Helm Precision...........................................52 Hexatron Engineering...................... 100 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding......... 96 HK Machining........................................ 100 Hogan Manufacturing.......................102 Horizon Carbide......................................94 Houghton...................................................88 Howell Precision ...............................56,95 IEC Supply LLC..........................................88 Ind. Metal Supply..............................78,90 Ind.Tool Die.................................................99 Infinisys...................................................95,99 Infor..................................................................93 Innovative Cutting Tools.....................88 Innovative Cutting Solutions.........103 Integrated Systems Inc......................104 IPE Aerospace...........................................34 IRH...................................................................94 ISMG................................................................85 ITDE.................................................................99 Jan’s Inc....................................................... 100 J B’s Prec Ind.....................................99 JD Ellen .....................................................99 JD Machine.............................................94 Jemelco Inc...... .......................................92 Jill Norgaard...... ......................................93 Jorgenson ................... ............................87 JWB Manufacturing...............................98 K D Capital....................................................85 Keller Precision.......................................101 Kerley Corp..................................................87 KLK................................................................ 100 Klontech Indus. Sales......................85,91

KMT Waterjet..............................................86 KSPORT...................................................72-73 K-Zell Metals, Inc.......................................96 Kurt Manufacturing Co........................90 Kwik Mark Inc.............................................86 L&W Machine Co......................................99 LA Specialties......................................56,99 Las Cruces Machine..............................101 Layke Inc.......................................................95 Layke Tactical..............................................93 Leap Innovation.......................................93 Leavitt Group.............................................92 Lights Out Electric...................................92 Lindel Engineering...............................100 Lone Arrow..................................................88 Louie’s Black Oxide...........................96,98 Louie’s Gun Finishing.............................98 Lynch Brothers..........................................98 Lynden Intl...................................................94 Machinery Sales.................................... ... 87 Magnum Prec...........15,35,65,83,85,86 Makino....................................................... 3,85 Marshall Tool & Supply..........................91 MarZee..............................................82,89,97 Matrix Machine...................................94,95 May Foundry.............................................. 97 McFarland Machine..............................101 MC Machinery....................................31,88 Mesa Machinery.................................53,87 Metalcraft Inc..............................................99 Metal Finishing Systems......................29 Metal Processing Intl............................101 Metals Eng & Testing Labs..................92 Methods West............................................ 87 Micro-Tronics..............................................95 Micro 100...............................................50,90 Micropulse West.......................................94 Midaco Corp...............................................95 Milco Wire EDM/Waterjet....................95 Milne...............................................................92 MMR LLC.......................................................94 Moore Tool & Equip..........................51,87 Morsch Machine......................................94 National Grinding & Mfg..................... 97 Nelson Engineering......................... 44,96 Nichols Precision....................................101 North-South ...............................29,88 OGP..................................................................86 Omax Corp............................................77,85 Orion Registrar..........................................99 Osborn Products................................95,97 Pacific Metal Stampings....................101 Parker Fasteners........................................ 97 Perfection Industrial Finishing......102 Petroferm......................................................88 PGI....................................................................92 Phoenix Grinding.....................................95 Phoenix Heat Treat..................................98 Phoenix Metal Fin. & Polishing...........98 Phoenix Metalcraft...............................103 Phoenix Small Tool...................................91 Pilkington Metal Finishing............... 105 Pioneer Distributing Co........................95 Powill Mfg.....................................................98 Praxair Distribution................................. 97 Precious Metal Plating..........................99 Precise Metal Products...........40-41,96 Precise Measurements LLC..........79,92 Precision Casting Repair......................95 Precision Die & Stamping...................94 Precision Industrial Painting..............95 Precision Metalworks.........................104 Precision Metal Products..................104 ......Pro Precision ....................................97 Pure-Logic Industries......................104 PVB Fabrications.... ..............................95 QS Machinery.......................................86 Qualichem, Inc......................................89 Quality Improvement Consulting....93 Quality Mold....................................97 Quick Turn Financial..... .....................93 R&D Specialty Manco....................100 RB Machine..........................................105 RMG Machining..........................57,102 RMSS........................................................102

Road Machinery................................103 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades......... ...86 Roentgen USA......................................86 Ron Grob...............................................100 Royal Products................................28,88 Roydent..............................................38,89 RPM Industries...................................100 S&S Machinery Sales................................87 SA Recycling.................................................91 S L Fusco.........................................................89 Samuel, Son & Co.........................18,89,90 Sandvik Coromant.............................87,93 Satowfi.........................................................100 Sav-On Plating..........................................102 Savage Machine .................................79,86 Sawblade.com...................................98,107 SBG Capital....................................................91 Schenk Intertech.......................................88 Scriven Precision Fab..............................94 Semiray .................................................76,100 Service & Sales......................................... 104 Setco Spindles & Slides .........................90 Shaw Precision Grind’g..........................96 Southwest Powder...................................98 Siro Machining.........................................103 Sonic Tool & Gage.....................................98 Southwest Fastener.................................88 Southwest Powder...................................98 Southwest Spindle Service..................91 Southwest Swiss Precision...............100 Southwest Tool & Die Services..........96 Southwest Waterjet-Laser..................103 SPRINGWORKS Utah............................ 104 St Vrain...........................................................101 Star Metal Fluids..............13,86,89,91,92 State Technology......................................89 Steel Services Grind’g.......................78,95 Stellar Machining & Fab Inc.................99 Sterling Fabrication Technology................98 Sun Grinding.........................................48,97 Sun Tech...................................................... 104 Superior Grinding.....................................98 Sustaining Edge Solutions.............10,91 TCI Precision Metals...........................47,89 TMM Precision......................................94,97 T.S.M. Mach. ...........................................23,85 TechMark........................................................97 Tech Mold.......................................................61 Temtco Steel.................................................89 The Metal Man......................................94,97 The Tool Crib.....................26-27,70-71,91 The Werks C&C............................................90 Thompson Machine................................96 Tipco Punch............................................... 104 TMI (GibbsCAM)......................................... 92 Toolcraft of Phoenix..............................100 Tooling Molds West..............................100 Tornquist Machinery...............................86 Total Quality Sys.........................................89 Tornos........................................................17,86 Trepanning Specialties.........................102 Trusty-Cook............................................45,87 Tube Service.................................................89 TVT Die Casting....................................82,97 TW Metals......................................................90 U S Shop Tools......................................39,88 Ulbrich of CA..........................................59,89 Ultimate Machinery..............................101 United Performance Metals..............52,89 Universal Laser Systems Inc......................86 Uni-Tek............................................................99 Val-Tech Mfg.................................................96 VonRuden...............................................90,92 Washington Cal. .................................98 Wayco Sales Inc..........................................96 WC Machine & Tool..................................96 Weiser/Mile High Precision..................97 Western Cast Parts....................................94 Western Sintering Co........................... 104 Western States Metal.............................. 92 Whitley Machine ..................................97 Wire-Tech.......................................................96 Wrico..........................................................74,96 Wright Prototype...................................... 95 X5.......................................................................96 Yamazen USA.................................32-33,91


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