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Vol. 20, No.3 May/June 2014

Southwest Edition (AZ, NV, and NM)

Precision Machining and EDM...You Get Both From Micropulse West! Celebrating 20 Years In Business This Year!

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Editors Corner “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs The interviews I do each issue on successful machine shops are almost always inspiring.Though some of the successful businesses were passed down from generations ago, many businesses are started by a very daring entrepreneur. In this issue, I interviewed 2 gentlemen who started up or were part of 2 very successful family owned businesses. The companies were both so well performing that they were acquired by another company. This enabled the two to do what we only get to do in retirement, travel, enjoy our hobbies, and transition to a leisurely lifestyle. But alas, it didn’t work out. Both men featured in this issue, either to create a legacy for their offspring, or just because they are indeed true entrepreneurs, started up again. In the same industry.With the same long hours. Another start-up business owner featured in this issue had some hobbies, including martial arts (teaching), air show acrobatics, and guitar playing. These hobbies weren’t going to make him rich, but they provided enough money, and this soon to be entrepreneur could enjoy much free time with his family. Then, 3 years ago, it dawned on him. He wanted to do something good for the country. He founded Medford Knife and Tool, and the company is growing exponentially. What is perhaps most inspiring is that he tries to only hire Veterans, creating a positive lifestyle for those who have served our country. Today, Greg’s hours are anything but leisurely, as this is what it takes to build a business. I read an article in the Wall Street Journal that found some interesting characteristics of entrepreneurs.Their findings are indeed surprising to me.They found that though successful entrepreneurs are usually good people, they tend to have a mischievous gleam in their eye. They’re not Goody Two-Shoes type good. Morally, they care about getting the big questions right, but not about observing proprieties. They delight in breaking rules, but not rules that matter.The whole idea of being a disruptor is that you don’t care about nor respect the status quo. As I scoured the Internet, the term ‘misfit’ was commonly used to describe entrepreneurs. And as an entrepreneur you’ve got the vision and self-confidence to challenge the accepted wisdom, and the tenacity to make the world recognize its brilliance. And entrepreneurship is, on average, rewarded more highly than salary seeking. Individuals who left their salaried jobs to start businesses work more hours but also earn more per hour than other employment types. Are you a misfit? If you are working for a large corporation, are you contemplating entrepreneurship? Well, there is no time like the present! Explore your mischievous streak. Until next issue, I wish you a continued prosperous, healthy and happy 2014, and God Bless Our Troops!


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Precision Machining and EDM...You Get Both From Micropulse West! Celebrating 20 Years In Business This Year! Cover and Article Photography by Robbie Barrkman Announcements......6-7,10,12,14,16,18,20 Feature Articles................... .26-27,38-39 More Feature Articles ............... 49,58-59 Buyers Guide Equipment............... 81-89 Buyers Guide Processes ............. 90-101 Card Gallery ................................ 81-101 Index of Advertisers .......................... 102 Editorial.................................Throughout

Published by: A2Z Metalworker PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly

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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.

Circulation:The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 8500 people actively engaged in the precision manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 19,300 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.

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Announcements & Releases Star Metal Fluids Announces expands with exclusive distributorship of the Honeywell Solstice line!


Founded in 1999, D&R Machinery is a distributor of high quality CNC machine tools and related products.The company offers expert factory trained service, applications support and training. D&R Machinery covers Arizona, Southern Nevada and Sonora Mexico from their Gilbert, AZ facility. D&R Machinery has experience working with job shops, manufacturing firms, mold shops, aerospace companies, medical mfg and defense contractors, commercial component suppliers as well as manufacturers in the electronics industry. For more information, contact D&R Machinery at or call Randy at HURCO.COM/5-AXIS 480-353-9715.

Star Metal Fluids is the exclusive dealer for the H o n ey we l l S o l s t i c e line. Honeywell Solstice Performance Fluid (PF) is a new solvent that offers exceptional cleaning power while satisfying your long-term environmental and safety Stewart Precision is Reborn! axisrequirements. doesn’t Ithave to be scary…or outra outrageously expensive. The engineers is non-flammable, has a global warming potential (GWP)have of 1, andspent an occupational exposure limit (OEL) oftechnology 800 ppm Hurco years developing thatPrecision makes theby5-axis Stewart Mfg, owned Patrick Stewart, is back in business.The established by WEEL. It is also VOC-exempt as determined by the U.S. company you was founded ansition easy. With Hurco 5-axis machining will instantly Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and is listed under its Significant centers, by Patrick’s grandfather, New Alternatives Policy (SNAP). For more information on the Honeywell crease your profit margins on 5-sided parts and Earl improve accuracy. Even Stewart nearly 70 Solstice line please call Star Metal Fluids toll free at 800-367-9966. years ago. Patrick’s father


ustomers who initially thought 5-axis would be too expensive changed (Pat Sr.) took over the eir D&R mind Machinery when they realized quickly Tool the machine Expands how Its Machine businesswould in 1971,pay and for itself. Product joined the t Hurco, weOfferings make 5-axis make sense. Get yourPatrick ROI Jr. assessment today.

D&R Machinery is pleased to announce that it has expanded its machine tool offerings this year. While the company has | 480.775.6462 long been the exclusive distributor of Hurco and Hyundai-Wia machine tools, these additions to their portfolio move D&R Machinery even more without notice. change Information may with options. shown Machines into the high tech machining arena. Some very high tech machine tools indeed, with Tornos Swiss, Starrag Group Bumotec and The Handtmann zona_Metalworker_Take-The-Leap.indd Group machine tool 1lines. Tornos, a Swiss machine-tool manufacturer, specializing in the manufacture of machines designed to produce parts requiring extreme precision and quality.Tornos is customer-focused and differ from their competitors by offering machine solutions which increase the productivity rather than just one machine corresponding to one technical specification. Handtmann CNC Technologies offers a wide range of powerful, large 5-axis machining centers and unique horizontal machining centers with B-Axis heads for large Aerospace component machining. Diverse materials from titanium, steel, aluminum, composites to plastics can be machined precisely, productively and economically on the milling machines from Handtmann. From its inception, Swiss based Bumotec (now an entity of Starrag Group) specialized in machinery serving the Aerospace, Medical, Micro Mechanics andWatchmaking industries. Over time, Bumotec, established itself as a leader of machines capable of completing complex, precision 6 sided parts in one operation. Bumotec has always excelled with the demands of the most challenging customers. Randy Flores, company president and owner of D&R Machinery, says, “I am excited and flattered that we were sought out by these high tech machine tool companies.We welcome the sophisticated capabilities these new lines offer and look forward to supplying even more specialized, high tech solutions to our customers.” A2Z METALWORKER

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business beginning in 1988.

The company was sold a few years ago, and Patrick planned for days of relaxation. But he didn’t enjoy retirement as much as he thought he would (and his wife didn’t either!), and so last year Patrick purchased 800.634.2416 the assets of CG Tech,| located near the Deer Valley airport. Patrick says, “CG Tech was a very good place to start Stewart Precision up again. It has a long history in the Valley, it has good equipment, and a 20,000 square foot modern building.” He 9:33:44 continued, “Where Stewart 10/2/2013 AM Manufacturing was previously stronger in machining, CG Tech brought more sheet metal/fabrication capabilities to our reborn company.” Stewart Precision is ISO9001/AS9100 certified today. Patrick says, “We are leaner than the old Stewart Manufacturing could be. Our customers get decades of a learning curve, without the cost, in our expertise. Many of the managers of today’s team are the same team members who built the old Stewart Manufacturing. into an industry leader.” To learn more about Stewart Precision, a 68 year old company minus a couple of years, contact them at or call them at 623-492-9400.You will get the same aerospace quality parts you came to know from this superior manufacturing entity.

Ellison Machinery Announces Newest Team Member Tim Gaylor! Ellison Machinery is excited to announce the addition of their newest Applications Engineer, Tim Gaylor. Tim is originally from Delphi, Indiana and moved to Phoenix for the first time in 1996 looking for a something new and different. He joined the Marine Corps in 1997 where he served as an Aviation Flight Mechanic onboard KC-130 aircraft. Tim was

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part of Operation Enduring Freedom, serving 7 months in Afghanistan. After 5 years of service Tim moved to Ohio to work in a Tool & Die shop as General Manager. Seven years later Tim moved into the automotive industry where he was first introduced to the Ellison family of companies. Tim then moved back to Phoenix where he became a Machine Shop Manager. He knew from the time he had first contact with Ellison that he wanted to be an Applications Engineer for the company and when the opportunity arose he made it happen.

Dick says, “I want to thank our loyal customers in Arizona and New Mexico for helping us to achieve this milestone in business.” He continued, “To show our appreciation, we are offering a $1000 tooling gift to purchase Kennametal products when you purchase a new Doosan machine in May or June. The Kennametal certificate can be redeemed throughout 2014.”

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

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Adams Machinery Celebrates 23 Years Under Current Ownership and Offers a Tooling Gift Adams Machinery has been ser vicing customer s as a hometown machine tool dealer for 47 years now, and under the ownership of Dick Short for 23 years.

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Yamazen Inc., distributors for Matsuura, Brother, Mitsubishi, Mitutoyo, andTakisawa, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Craig Laurrell to the team. Andy Dukes, General Manager for the company, says, “Craig brings a strong background in quality to our company. He most recently supported Intel with staff augmentation and support to Intel in their Fabs 32, 12 and 22.” He continued, “Perhaps the most compelling reason we hired Craig and believe he will be instrumental to our team is Announcements Continued Page 10 A2Z METALWORKER

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Exactitude Expands With New Hire Joseph J. Koenig, president of Exactitude, a precision machine shop located in Mesa, Arizona, is pleased to announce that the company recently hired Rich Miller. Joe says, “We are very pleased Rich has joined our growing operations. Rich is a CNC Operator who has been in the metal working industry for 15 years now. He has worked for several manufacturing companies over his 25 year career in positions ranging from Industrial Maintenance, Toolroom Machinist & Quality Control.” For more information on how Exactitude can help you with your manufacturing requirements, please contact them at 602-316-6957.

Coating Technologies and Robar Announce Expansion Robbie Barrkman founded CoatingTechnologies and Robar Guns nearly 30 years ago. Robar Guns holds a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and is registered as a manufacturer of firearms. Coating Technologies, a NADCAP accredited company, offers precision engineered coatings, and they are the premier provider of NP3 coating in the western U.S. A2Z METALWORKER

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Robbie says, “NP3 is a surface treatment for various metals and alloys that combines sub-micron particles of PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) with autocatalytically applied nickel/phosphorus. The result is an accurately applied, dry lubricated, low friction surface that is extremely hard and resistant to wear.” Today, the company is expanding in its current facility to better serve their customers. The expansion adds a new racking area, new shipping and reception area, a 2nd NP3 line and an additional electroless nickel line. The company plans to add an anodizing line by the end of the year. Robbie says, “We built our reputation on providing quality processing at a fair price, and with quick turn-around times.The new lines will allow us to continue to promote outstanding customer service to a larger customer base.” To learn more about Robar Guns, please visit To learn about Coating Technologies capabilities, visit their website at

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 Announcements Continued Page 12

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Announcements & Releases Continued 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. May 19-21st: Mill Training May 22nd: G and M Code Optimization June 23-25th: Lathe Training June 26th: Tooling Seminar with Kennametal July 21-23rd: Mill Training 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

DT Products Inc Says, “HereWe Grow Again!” DT Products, Inc is proud to announce their newest aquisition. A brand new Okuma LB3000EXII Twin Spindle Y Axis Lathe. When we saw it on demonstration at the AZ A2Z METALWORKER

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CNC open house a few weeks back, we knew it was exactly what we needed to keep our word to our customers.... “Quick Turn Around is All We Do” “The new lathe compliments our existing line up of CNC machinery. Offering us more technology to do our job with better precision and faster turn around times for our customers”, said DT Products, Inc. President David Turbyfill DT Products, Inc. Offers CNC laser cutting, forming, fabrication and a large array of machined products on time that meets our customers requirements. Always growing and never too busy! Give us a call 928 776 4129.

Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc. is New Distributor for Ganesh Machinery in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming Ganesh Machinery of Chatsworth, CA continues their dramatic growth path with the announcement of Automatic & Machinery Co., Inc. Longmont, Colorado as a Ganesh Machinery distributor for the states of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. A&M was formed in 1989 and has been a respected force in machine tool distribution across the country. A&M has a staff of 5-expierenced sales people,AND 18,000 SQ FT WAREHOUSE, with an enviable track record in serving the needs of customers wishing to acquire more productive machine tools to better compete in today’s business environment. Announcements Continued Page 14




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Local Sales, Processing, Inventory & Support Announcements & Releases Continued Ganesh markets a full line of innovative manual machinery and CNC lathes and milling machines; including the exciting Cyclone line of multi-axis CNC lathes for complete “done-in-one operation” machining. High production lathes are offered with up to 3 turrets, 3” bar capacity and up to 11-axis with up to 48-tools. The Cyclone machines are highly efficient at machining complex workpieces to tight tolerances, and then gently removing the finished parts from the work area. Massive 14” bore heavy-duty CNC and manual lathes are also part of the Ganesh product line, as well as manual and CNC milling machines, including both high-speed milling and large box way milling machines with up to 100” table movement and 5-axis milling capability. See the full Ganesh Machinery line-up at A2Z METALWORKER

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Von Ruden Offers Complete Line of Hydraulic Motors, Gear Boxes, Brakes and Tools, All Made in America! Von Ruden has been designing and producing drive components for sixty years, beginning in 1946 with right angle gear boxes and parallel shaft speed reducers. Von Ruden now manufactures and distributes a complete line of hydraulic motors, gear boxes, brakes and tool products along with accessory items such as valves and overhung load adapters. The breadth of the quality product line covers a wide variety of pricing and delivery requirements to meet nearly all performance/cost specifications. H Y D R AU L I C & P OW E R TRANSMISSION Von Ruden Driven Tools are designed for years of life. As the only manufacturer who combines over 60 years of power transmission, gearbox and bearing expertise with over 30 years of hydraulic and seal expertise, it is no wonder why these tools will continue to run long after the competition. DESIGN, MANUFACTURED AND SUPPORTED IN USA Von Ruden Driven Tools are designed for years of life. 48 HOUR service and repair to keep your machines running as efficiently as possible. Specials that are supplied within your project time. Kennametal Quick Change or Rego-Fix ER collet systems to meet your application needs. Sales staff that visits you when you need assistance. As a customer of these products too, we understand your needs are the same as ours. Reliability! Performance! SUPPORT 87% of our tools since 2001 are still in the field, without a single repair. 94% of test tool programs result in customer purchases.100% satisfaction guarantee. Flexibility and Partnership is our only way. For more information, contact Brandon Anderson at (763) 682-3122 or visit Von Ruden Manufacturing’s website at: Announcements Continued Page 15

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S e e H ow Yo u Can Benefit From TechShop Chandler! If you haven’t visited TechShop Chandler yet, now is the perfect time. TechShop is a vibrant, creative community that provides access to tools, software and space.You can make virtually anything atTechShop. Part fabrication and prototyping studio, part hacker-space and part learning center, TechShop provides access to over $1 million worth of professional equipment and software. You really have to see it to believe it! Stop by our open house held on every first Saturday of the month. Come see what our members are working on, watch our machines in action, check out the shop, and enjoy lunch on us. Or stop by during regular business hours, 9:00 AM to midnight every day, for a tour. We are located in the heart of downtown Chandler at 249 E. Chicago Street. Our facility includes laser cutters, plastics and electronics labs, machine, wood, and metal shops, textiles department, welding stations and waterjet cutter.Anyone may attend classes. For a monthly

or annual fee, members can useTechShop’s tools upon successful completion of equipment-specific safety and basic use classes. They also have open access to design software, featuring the entire Autodesk Design Suite. Huge project areas with large work tables are available for completing projects and collaborating with others. Free coffee and fresh popcorn are always available. We also offer a number of experience-driven corporate events developed specifically to bring teams together and engage them in the act of making. Whatever your background or skills, come in and prepare to be inspired! Contact: Shawna Hudson, Events & Education Coordinator,(480) 327-0820 or visit their website at:

Every Day is Earth Day with Seco Tools’ Carbide Recycling Program Seco Tools, LLC has released the results of its North American Carbide Recycling Program for 2013. The company collected and processed 125,919 lbs (57,235 kg) of used carbide tools. Of the total, 110,585 lbs (50,265 kg) were returned to Seco Tools AB for processing into grade powder. Over the life of the carbide recycling program, Seco Tools has returned an average of over 10,100 lbs (4,100 kg) of tools per month for recycling. Partially in response to the program, this past August Seco Tools was Announcements Continued Page 16 A2Z METALWORKER

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Announcements & Releases Continued named in Corp! magazine’s list of “Michigan’s Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies” for 2013. The honor reflects the company’s active efforts to support sustainability and minimize its impact on the environment.

second Omniturn GT-75, two Haas Vertical Mills and a Haas Lathe. It has expanded to accommodate the new equipment by adding another 2000 sq. ft. of shop space and has implemented Mastercam Software to improve and increase programming capabilities.

In the program, Seco provides manufacturers with small, medium or large storage containers to place within their facilities. Small 1-pint containers hold approximately 11 lbs (5 kg) of carbide, medium 1-gallon containers hold approximately 50 lbs (23 kg), and the large 30-gallon drums accommodate approximately 2,000 lbs (910 kg). As tools reach the end of their useful life they are placed in the containers, which are then collected by Seco. Any carbide products from any manufacturer can be submitted, including carbide inserts, solid drills, solid end mills, wear parts and PCD/PCBN-tipped inserts. Manufacturers are paid at the market rate when the carbide is returned.

RMG has specialized in small turned parts for over 40 years. It now has the capability to turn parts up to 26” in diameter and machine parts much larger and more complicated than ever before. RMG is always trying to find better ways to serve its customers more efficiently and is looking forward to the next 40 years! For more information, contact: Shane Williams, RM Garrison Machining, Inc, 1-623-582-6544, Cell: 1-231-342-8059; www.

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Makino Receives 2013 Outstanding Sales Growth Award from FANUC Robotics

RM Garrison Machining (RMG) Celebrates First Year Under New Ownership!

Makino has been honored by FANUC Robotics America with its 2013 Outstanding Sales Growth Award. The award was presented at the company’s Integrator Conference in March, and demonstrates the record volume of new robotic automation cell installations that Makino Engineering Services performed.

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

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

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

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

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Announcements & Releases Continued Makino Engineering Services can manage every step of a project with single-point contact project management, project engineering, on-site supervision, and post-installation training and support. Together, these services give manufacturers the confidence and security to focus their valuable time on other critical aspects of their business.To learn more, visit

Mazak Corp. Doubles Manufacturing Technology Scholarships Mazak Corp. is doubling its support for its SME Education Foundation/Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship in response to the resurgence of manufacturing jobs in the US.

Mazak Corp. said it is doubling its support for its SME Education Foundation Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship in response to the resurgence of manufacturing jobs in Ohio and surrounding states. The machine tool builder, headquartered just south of Cincinnati in Florence, Ky., is increasing A2Z METALWORKER

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the number of full-tuition scholarships from two to four for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years. Students pursuing engineering technology degrees at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College are eligible to apply for the scholarship. “The ability of this country to research, d e s i g n a n d d eve l o p i n n ovat i ve manufacturing technologies is critical in our ability to increase productivity in durable goods, which increases employment and provides economic and social well-being,” said Mazak Corp. President Brian Papke. “We are reaching out to talented young people to help them secure a viable future with a technology-based education.” Students can learn more about eligibility requirements and register for the scholarship by visiting the SME Education Foundation’s scholarship application site at By registering, students will automatically be notified when the application opens this fall.

OMAX® Raises the Bar With its Next Generation MAXIEM® Line OMAX Corporation takes the price-toperformance ratio in abrasive waterjet cutting technology a huge leap forward with the launch of its next generation MAXIEM machines. Now categorized as JetMachining® Centers, these significantly advanced versions pack even more productivity enhancing features that will further increase output and boost profitability. Th e n ex t gen er at i on MAXI EM JetMachining Center product line encompasses five machine models that far exceed customer demands for cost-efficient, yet high-performance waterjet cutting technology. Never before has such a high level of abrasive waterjet technology been so accessible to fabrication and job shops, OEMs, metal service centers, trade schools, and architectural, sign, stone and gasket Announcements Continued Page 20

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Methods Machine Tools To Hold Grand Opening Of Los Angeles Technology Center On June 25Th And 26Th Methods Machine Tools, a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, automation and accessories will be holding a Grand Opening at their new, expanded stateof-the-art Technology Center in Anaheim, California on June 25th and 26th, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. (http://www. The new 11,400 square foot Methods facility supports operations in Southern California, replacing Methods’ previous center located in Buena Park, California. Located at 1980 West Corporate Way in Anaheim, the technology center features the latest Methods’

machine tools and automation technology, and application experts are based onsite. Machines on display will include Methods’ new line of YASDA Precision Machining Centers, FANUC RoboDrill Vertical Machining Centers & RoboCut Wire EDM Machines, FEELER High Performance Machining Centers & Turning Centers, KIWA-Japan Horizontal Machining Centers and Citizen Swiss Turning Centers. The Grand Opening will also feature multiple seminars presented by industry experts and to be held each day on the following topics: EDM Precision for Success, Programming Techniques for Aerospace Manufacturing by Delcam, Cutting Tools for Aerospace Manufacturing by Sandvik, 5-Axis Machining with CAMplete on a FANUC RoboDrill, Aerospace & Medical Applications on Swiss Turning Centers. For more information or to register for the event, please visit http://www. Announcements open-house.aspx or call (714)Continued 521-2507.Page 10 Please register no later than June 20th. Announcements Continued Page 10


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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS IN BUSINESS THIS YEAR! Micropulse West is celebrating its 20th year in business this year!This ISO9001:2008 certified company is renowned for its EDM capabilities, but it is equally skilled in CNC machining. In fact, the business revenue is split almost evenly at 50% EDM, 50% machining. The company supports such diverse industries as aerospace, automotive, medical, retail, solar, military and electronics.

EXPANSION •Relocation: Micropulse West is moving to a larger facility before year end. •Equipment Purchase: They are boosting the current equipment with the addition of two more machining centers and one CNC lathe. •Quality Control: With the implementation of a full-time inspector and additional inspection equipment, Micropulse West is developing a formal QC Department. MicropulseWest has doubled their revenues in the last four years and has grown their customer base by 60%. Joe Tripi, owner of Micropulse West, says “We’ve never had an outside sales rep – our customers come through word of mouth.” This growth is causing the company to burst at the seams in their current facility. Joe predicts the expansion improvements mentioned will potentially increase capacity by 70%, enabling the company to provide the shorter lead times demanded by clients.

CNC MACHINING •Tobias Biller: Senior Programmer, Certified Tool and Die Maker, Head of Machining

Department, Key Employee. •Services: CNC Machining/Turning, Surface Grinding, CNC Router, and Manual Mill. •Capacity: Micropulse West currently has 10 CNC machines, plus another three on order. • Latest Addition: Their newest CNC machining center performs 25% faster than the standard model. Tobias Biller, certified tool and die journeyman, runs the machining department. Tobias, who has 30 years of experience in the industry, says that his customers value a machine shop that specializes in CNC machining and additionally offers a fully staffed/latest technology EDM shop.


•Chad Carroll: Senior Programmer, Head of EDM Department, Key Employee. •Services: Wire, Small Hole, RAM and Sinker EDM. •Capacity: Micropulse West currently has 11 EDM machines. •Latest Addition: Their Agie Charmilles Cut 300 has the most versatile machine range on the market. Cutting efficiency has increased by 30% while providing better finishes at the same time.

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Chad Carroll, who has more than 29 years in the industry, says “The AgieCharmilles FI440CCS, cuts faster and obtains excellent accuracy while maintaining the mechanical and metallurgical properties of the cut surfaces. The CC spark generator achieves this performance, which ensures a considerable gain in productivity.” He continued, “This increase in productivity is evidently noticeable when high cutting speed is the most important criterion but also when very precise tools can be made with less machining passes than before. This results in real benefits that can be seen in the most diverse applications.”

Micropulse West’s newest wire EDM addition is the AgieCharmilles CUT 300.The CUT 300 is capable of cutting a 30° taper, and can do this whatever the height of the part. The principle of crossed double guiding (Quadrax) of the X, Y, U and V axes independently and of the same dimensions, allows machining to be done with a large taper, thus widening the scope of possible applications for wire spark erosion.


Southwest who have the capabilities Micropulse West has in its AgieCharmilles FI440CCS.” Joe says that they’ve processed a part on the AgieCharmilles FI440CCS EDM machine that weighs more than 500 pounds, and utilizes a 16”x 36” x 12” work envelope.

Joe says that with AgieCharmilles’ latest EDM technology, parts he was making on older EDM machines are now made 30% faster and with better finishes.This is especially apparent when processing titanium. The newest machine from Adams can cut titanium without blue hues resulting from the cut achieving an outstanding surface finish. He says, “Traditional titanium machining requires slow speeds, heavy feeds, sharp tools and good coolant. Our newer machines cut with an anti-electrolysis feature. Older machines leave a blue tint that looks like a heat-affected zone. Our EDM machines have the latest in digital generators that allow us to tweak settings that would have been impossible in older EDM machines.”

SUPERIOR EMPLOYEES •Capacity: MicropulseWest runs 24x5 - 3 shifts, 24 hours/day, 5 days/week. •40% of the team has been with the company for 5 plus years. •30% of the team has over 10 years of tenure.

BUSINESS ETHICS •Customers: Customers are loyal to Micropulse West; multiple clients have been using Micropulse West for 10+ years. •Suppliers: Micropulse West values relationships with key suppliers.

•Job Offer: Micropulse West is currently hiring experienced machinists. This ISO9001:2008 company prides itself on its quality of work and on its on-time delivery. Their report cards from the few customers who supply them, are consistently A’s. Noel Attridge, Controller, says, “A+ is just what our customers expect. We wouldn’t be on their supplier list if we didn’t make these grades.” MicropulseWest prides itself on taking on the ‘difficult to machine’ parts. Often, they are introduced to a new customer who has brought a low quantity (e.g. prototype) part to another machine shop, and the machine shop owner sends them to Micropulse West. Joe says, “We build to print and we regularly support prototype and R&D efforts.” Just recently, the company has taken on parts that are low quantity production work, and Joe says that this expedited their decision to expand with a new facility. The ability to meet customers’ ambitious goals can be credited to their superior employees, and retention of key team members. They know having the latest technology on hand is not enough to provide high quality manufacturing services. Outstanding employees dedicated to delivering first-class products are critical to Micropulse West’s success. Micropulse West utilizes some unusual tactics when looking for superior new employees. The management team recognizes that there are a number of great machinists in the Rust Belt States, and some might be enthusiastic about moving to sunny Arizona. The Micropulse West team was fortunate to have an experienced EDM operator and his wife, along with a certified tool maker/programmer join the team from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Joe says, “We flew them here to check out Arizona and our company years ago, and they have been outstanding additions to our team.” Micropulse West is looking for great candidates for their company, ones who have the positive attitude, great work ethic, and a willingness to learn. Interested applicants can submit resumes to noel@

Noel says customers value the fact that “Joe is a hands-on owner, with machining experience himself ” and they value loyalty and customer service. This combination is why their customers continue to come back to them. In turn, MicropulseWest appreciates these attributes in their own suppliers. “We will only buy AgieCharmilles when we are buying EDM machines”, Joe says. “Adams Machinery, the distributor for the AgieCharmilles line in Arizona and Clark County Nevada, has been supporting us for more than a decade. In fact, since the company was founded 20 years ago, every EDM machine purchased has been an AgieCharmilles. Ken Goodman knows the products inside out. He has helped us run our sinker and he’s even helped us in writing a program on the Form20CNC sinker EDM. He is just outstanding.” The department heads feel it is important

have a reason to look elsewhere for our EDM supplier.”

HEAR WHAT SOME CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY “In my 10 years of working with machine shops, hands down Micropulse West is one of the very best. They do machining and EDM work for our parts. What separates them from other machine shops is their commitment to customer excellence.They make great parts, at a competitive price, and they are on time more than 90% of the time.” “When there is a glich, they are extremely communicative with us, always proactively. From their front office staff, to their engineering department, to their machine/EDM shop, Micropulse West is just stellar. I can’t think of a single negative thing to say about them.” Procurement Manager, Medical Products Manufacturer “Micropulse West makes high quality precision machined parts for us.What differentiates them from their competition is their willingness and capability to manufacture very complex parts. They work really well with our Mechanical Engineering team, and they are very skilled in mechanical engineering themselves. They are consistently on time with their deliveries and their pricing is competitive. The only reason I wouldn’t recommend them is that I don’t want other customers to take their time away from making my parts!” Global Commodity Manager,Military/Space Products Manufacturer


to remain consistent on the equipment. “I don’t want my guys having to learn different controls. It just reduces our efficiency. Adams continues to provide superior support, and we just don’t

Come see Micropulse West at their new facility, planned to open in a few months. They will announce their opening. If you are a machinist, whether new to the industry or very experienced, Micropulse West is looking for great candidates for their company, ones who have the positive attitude, great work ethic, and a willingness to learn.You can reach them at 602-438-9770 or visit their website ( To learn more about the superior GFMS AgieCharmilles EDM solutions, contact Adams Machinery at 480-968-3711 or visit their website ( A2Z METALWORKER

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In a front-page story entitled “Wanted: Heroes,” the Washington Post reports that Veterans who served after 9/11 “have a higher overall unemployment rate than their civilian peers – but it was only about 2 percentage points higher in 2013,” according to the BLS. Additionally, they are “more likely to be employed in full-time jobs and on average earn more than peers who didn’t serve.” However, the major push across the nation to find jobs for them isn’t “just statistics,” it is “also an emotional need on the part of many Americans to connect with the 1 percent of the population that volunteered to serve during the longest stretch of war in American history.”

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Cities can decide on their own whether to continue their own levy. Rep. Brenda Barton, R-Payson, objected to the concept because, unlike cities, there is no similar opt-out for counties. She said small counties, which already have a small property tax base, cannot afford the loss of revenues. “I understand economic growth,” Barton said, as well as incentives to lure firms here. “But when they get to the state of Arizona, they come here with full knowledge of how the state is structured,” she said. “And if we’re going to be able to provide services to our constituency, we still have to maintain some level of revenue.” By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services

Student Invents KitTo Create Autonomous Car For $4,000 The Christian Science Monitor reports, a Romanian college student has designed a kit that turns ordinary cars into self-driving vehicles for about $4,000. The inventor won the Gordon E Moore grand prize at the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his creation. The kit is considerably cheaper than current kits on the market. There is no word on whether this kit will be a commercially viable product. A2Z METALWORKER

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$10 million for UA College of Optical Sciences Graduate students at The University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences will have the chance to tap into new scholarship funding, thanks to the founding dean’s donation of $10 million — the largest gift ever towards any scholarship at the university. Professor Emeritus James C. Wyant made his gift in the form of a four-to-one matching gift on any donations made for endowments at the college.While the school’s founding dean continues to teach, Wyant also has co-founded such businesses as Tucson’s 4D Technology Corp., where he continues to serve as chairman. Gifts of any size will be matched but there is an added feature for a person or group giving $100,000: the right to name the scholarship. Thirteen Friends of Tucson Optics endowed scholarships already have been established due to Wyant’s gift.

Fed program aims to bridge college credit for apprenticeships Vice President Joe Biden is encouraging community colleges to apply for participation in a new federal program that will facilitate two-year students getting academic credit for formal apprenticeships. Speaking to community college leaders at the annual American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) convention, Biden — who President Barack Obama has directed to lead a government-wide review of federal job training programs — said the newly created Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium (RACC) is intended to help workers get the training they need for good-paying jobs and to set them on a path toward a degree. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) — which will co-administer the new program A2Z METALWORKER

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The vice president — who was introduced at the AACC event by his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, a community college English professor — said that he would like to see apprenticeships expand beyond industries traditionally associated with them. Biden cited examples such as the UAW-Ford apprenticeship program as potential models for growing industries that are desperate for more skilled workers, such as health care and information technology. He added that such expansions can also assist returning veterans, many of whom are seeking services from mental health professionals. But they are in short supply. “We lack the psychiatric nurses,” said Biden, adding that community colleges are already training nurses for these jobs. More manufacturing jobs Biden said industries such as advanced manufacturing that have been growing recently will continue to expand, as more U.S. companies are opting to return operations from abroad because, in part, of cheaper energy costs. That means they will need to beef up their domestic skilled workforce.By Matthew Dembicki




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Aviation execs get birds-eye view of Gateway Airport, East Valley sites Aviation and aerospace executives visiting Phoenix for an industry convention got an aerial tour of the Valley and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport last month. Approximately 30 executives attending the MRO Americas 2014 convention in Phoenix were given helicopter tours of the city and East Valley. The program touted cargo and supply-chain locations02/16/10 at Gateway Airport, as well as other possible business locations in the East Valley and Phoenix. Some of theA2Z executives on the tour are looking for relocation and Metalworker expansion locations. 1/3 page square - 5 3/8 x 5 3/8" The tour included flyovers of Apple Inc.’s new manufacturing plant in Mesa, Intel’s campus in Chandler, Boeing’s plant at Falcon Field and a planned Arizona State University research park near the East Valley airport and the school’s Polytechnic campus. The aerial tour was put on by Gateway Airport, the city of Mesa, Salt River Project and Able Aerospace Services. Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney briefed the aviation executives on the Gateway Airport area. The tour also included a visit to Able’s $20 million headquarters and 191,000-square-foot aerospace machinery shop at Gateway Airport.The company repairs and refurbishes aerospace parts and has 360 employees. Able CEO Lee Benson gave the executives a tour of his business, which competes with aerospace parts and supply firms in China and other countries. Gateway Airport Business Development Director Michael Merk said this is the first time the airport has conducted economic development-oriented helicopter tours. A2Z METALWORKER

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There is plenty of land available in the Gateway area, which was formerly Williams Air Force Base. There are also plans for a second terminal building at Gateway as it attracts more passenger and cargo service. Source: Mike Sunnucks, Phoenix Business Journal

Manufacturing Sustainability: A Holistic Challenge The National Council of Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM) defines sustainable manufacturing as “the creation of manufactured products that use processes that are non-polluting, conserve energy and natural resources, and are economically sound and safe for employees, communities, and consumers.” The scope of sustainable avenues to pursue is noteworthy in the sense that it is not one or two focused technology areas or even solely technology-bound. Instead, it may be better described as a layered solution that envelopes the core manufactured product. In today’s media-frenzied marketplace often times “sustainability” is primarily presented as an end-product like an alternative-energy vehicle or generator. However, this dismisses the total cost of ownership reality and ignores high potential savings in critical areas like efficiency, safety and affordability. A true innovation in sustainability is when a product can be brought to market affordably, maximizing manufacturing efficiency and input conservation while minimizing negative environmental impacts. Innovation, in a word, is multi-faceted and no-more-so than in manufacturing sustainable innovation. The Emerging Technology Center at IMTS 2014 will showcase practical examples of such innovation in sustainability that spans the spectrum from the manufacturing process and operational efficiency continued through to the end-product itself. IMTS is a great venue to continue the sustainability discussion and learn about more ways to improve your manufacturing sustainability.

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Q2 Economic Outlook Upgrades 2014 Equipment a n d S o f t wa r e G r ow t h Forecast to 4.2% Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 4.2 percent in 2014, according to the Q2 update to the 2014 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.The Foundation increased its 2014 equipment and software investment forecast to 4.2 percent, up from 3.1 percent growth forecast in its 2014 Annual Outlook released in December 2013. William G. Sutton, CAE, President of the Foundation and President and CEO of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, said, “The Foundation’s Outlook report reflects a strengthening economy and positive trends in equipment investment. These findings align with data from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s recent Monthly Leasing and Finance Index and the Foundation’s Monthly Confidence Index.We know the cold winter has had some negative impact on the economy; however, with reduced policy uncertainty, stronger economic fundamentals and replacement demand, we remain optimistic about growth.” Highlights from the study include:



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First Solar boosts efficiency of its solar modules First Solar Inc., a Tempe-based solar panel manufacturer, announced it set a thin-film module efficiency record of 17 percent. The cadmium-telluride photovoltaic module efficiency was achieved in tests performed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The efficiency rating measures the amount of sunlight that is collected by a module and turned into electricity. In recent years, First Solar’s panels have lagged behind traditional silicon-based modules, but it has been increasing its efficiency. It could mean the company could target residential and commercial installations. Raffi Garabedian, First Solar’s chief technology officer, said the company’s research and development efforts are “delivering technology that will quickly be scaled to real-world application as part of our integrated power plant systems.” The new mark is an increase from the previous 16.1 percent efficiency record set by First Solar in April 2013. These technology enhancements are being implemented on the company’s commercial production lines. This comes on top of First Solar’s announcement last month of cadmiumtelluride research cell efficiency of 20.4 percent. Phoenix Business Journal A2Z METALWORKER

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DOD spending forecast slightly sunnier The Defense Department’s forecast for spending is expected to inch upward 2.5%, a better-than-expected scenario that nevertheless is threatened by sequestration. Projections for five-year spending on major weapons programs come in $115 billion higher than federal spending limits allow, so unless sequestration is rolled back, those plans are at risk. Defense News

Economists Expect Economy To Accelerate In Second Quarter The Wall Street Journal reports that according to economists it surveyed, the harsh winter that enveloped much of the country during the first quarter delayed a sharp acceleration of the national economy, which they now expect in the second quarter. Economists expect that the GDP will grow at a three percent annual rate in Q2, up from a 1.5% rate in Q1. The Q2 rate, according to the Journal’s survey, would likely have been around 2.5%, but that is likely to be boosted as businesses and consumers look to make up for time lost during the winter months. Jobless Claims Hit Seven-Year Low. The Wall Street Journal reports that first-time jobless claims fell 32,000 in one week to 300,000, a level not seen since May 2007, according to data released by the Department of Labor. Economists had expected claims to come in at 320,000. The four-week moving average, which irons out week-to-week volatility, fell 4,750 to 316,250, the lowest level since September 2013. The Journal says the new data suggests that the labor market is bouncing back from its winter doldrums.

A u t o m a ke r s S t a r t i n g To Develop More Telematics The Detroit Free Press reports that auto manufacturers are increasingly implementing telematics in their vehicles. Hyundai plans on starting its own in-house development of its Blue Link connectivity plan.The plan “heralds the next big step for in-car communications and connectivity” as most car manufacturers outsource its connectivity development to other companies.

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Made in America, by American Veterans, Damn Proudly If you are a Tactical edged weapon and tool (e.g. knife) collector or enthusiast, you may already own a Medford knife. If you don’t, you absolutely must. And if you are planning a custom-made knife, made in America, for a loved ones’ Christmas present, you better order yours today. Medford Knife currently has a 44-week backlog. This company is nothing short of the American dream, the embodiment of entrepreneurialism in our great country, and one of the most patriotic companies you will come by. Its founder, Greg Medford, is not only brilliant, but he is also extremely

charismatic, and by his own admission, politically incorrect (in a funny way). Greg opened for business just over three years ago. In his first year of operation, with only one employee named Greg Medford (e.g. himself), Medford Knife and Tool hand made less than 100 knives. This grew by 6-fold in year 2, 3-fold in year 3 (2013), and is projected to grow 720% this year.You just can’t find a start-up company in a mature industry that will experience this staggering growth. Greg says, “Medford knives are custom, handmade knives, and they are 100% made in America.” He continued, “Our products range from $275 for an entry level basic fixed blade knife to our mainline folding pocket knives, which average $600 - $900, to our high end A2Z METALWORKER

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knives that can run into the thousands.There are literally more than 7000 SKUs offered by MKT, so you can imagine how custom they really are. Medford knives were featured in the movie ‘Phantom’, which is a 2013 American film about a Soviet submarine during the Cold War in the 1960s.They will be featured in more movies this year (the actual movies can’t be disclosed quite yet).

Interestingly, Greg determined the product he would manufacture from a movie. He went to see ‘Inglourious Basterds’ a 2009 German-American war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt. Greg says the movie featured a unique Bowie knife that caught his attention. After the movie, Greg researched where to purchase one like in the movie but came up short. During the research for a knife to buy for himself Greg sensed a style that he thought was missing and really represented the type of tool he wanted to own. It didn’t take long for Greg to fall in love with the idea of making his own designs with his unique and pragmatic utilitarian style. Hence Medford Knife and Tool was formed. There was something more that went into Greg’s company plan before he opened for business. You see, Greg is an ardent patriot. He wanted to manufacture a product in which people value its ‘American made’ claim. Greg says, “This included airplanes, aerospace parts, guns, watches, automobiles, musical instruments and knives.” Naturally there are a great many other products but ultimately he focused on only the things he

could fathom doing 80 hours a week for the next 20 years. He wanted to avoid excessive government regulation, liability intensive products and needed to steer clear of huge startup costs. Those constraints eliminated nearly everything else on the “dream list.” Knives it would be! Though Greg wasn’t experienced in manufacturing, he did have several things on his side - he studied mechanical engineering as a young man, he spent years restoring and using period Japanese swords, and he was a professional martial artist. Tactical knives and tools was just a natural fit for Greg and his fledgling new company. I mentioned that Greg was the only employee of his company for the first couple of years. In 2013 he began hiring employees for his rapidly growing entity. And whom did he hire? Naturally, he hired Veterans. Nearly every employee at the company today is a Veteran, including Greg. The one guy who convinced Greg to hire him who, wasn’t a Veteran, was a firefighter. I think we can agree this too is a patriotic career. Today, the company numbers 18 employees and Greg interviews daily to bring on new talent. Greg says, “You can’t find experienced knife makers. You can find people (Veterans) who are hardworking, honest, love the United States, are bright, and are willing to learn a new trade.” His help wanted ads are placed

on Craig’s List, and they are witty, attention getting (e.g. the ideal candidate may wish he or she was born in the 14th Century), and anything but what a usual help wanted ad looks like. Greg says, “My father in law, who was a Fortune 500 CEO, told me, “Spend more time on selecting the right employees for your company than anything else you do. If you surround yourself with g reat people, the business will just naturally grow and be successful.” Greg is a gifted and natural teacher. He is a 31-year professional martial artist and handto-hand instr uctor, and until last year, he continued to teach students after closing the doors of Medford Knife each night. Now, Medford Knife is way too big to allow Greg to continue teaching martial arts. Still, his teaching ability is very useful each time Greg brings on a new employee. His team members agree that he is the best teacher you will find. The company doesn’t employ an inside or outside sales force. Through their participation in industry trade shows, they have set up distribution through 5 domestic and international distributors, and have put in place an additional 75 direct resellers. Medford knives can be found throughout the world. Greg is extremely data driven. He says he doesn’t have to be intelligent when he has data. It just draws the conclusions for itself. “My team, many in their 20’s, are making decisions that CFOs normally make. We have meetings where we discuss the productivity improvements we can make with new machine tool purchases versus adding more employees. Our team all understand

the numbers. They are all equipped with a computer, they understand the work flow, and they determine the ‘choke points’ that are preventing us from getting our products out on time.” Greg helps each valuable employee understand they are in on the ground floor of a business that is growing at an astounding pace, and that there are opportunities for each team member to grow into management. “We have lightening in a bottle”, he tells his team. Medford Knife and Tool is building its reputation as a superior customer service manufacturer. All Medford knives come with a lifetime warranty, and their return rate is an impressive .005. Greg says, “I want everyone who calls in and talks to our customer support team to think, ‘I wish I could buy my house, and my car, and everything from Medford Knife’.” Greg admits that every member of the Medford Knife team is equally obsessed with quality. Greg has a number of hobbies. Not only is he a professional martial artist, he also holds a commercial pilot’s license, and is an FAA certified single/multi instrument flight instructor. He flew air shows professionally, and not only was he the pilot, but he also built his planes and rebuilt their engines. He additionally plays guitar, and interestingly, this is how he came to learn about the Haas machine tools, which are made in America. Greg says, “I was at a little house/beach party in Encinitas, California. I was playing the guitar a guy had lent me (1926 Gibson Parlor model), and this guy joined me, also playing another of his guitars. I asked him what he did for a living, and he was Vice President for a company that sold Haas machine tools.When

he told me they were 100% made in America, I knew that this would be the machine tool I would purchase.” Greg contacted Ellison Machinery, the local Haas machine tool dealer in Arizona. He says, “I couldn’t get financing on a new machine, as I was just too new in business. Bryan Johnson from Ellison Machinery looked around the country and found a used Haas Mini Mill at Purdue University.” He continued, “Now I know there wasn’t any money from this transaction for Ellison Machinery. Still, they offered us the same exceptional training, at no charge, that they give to every company who buys a new Haas machine. We actually received 5 days of training from them.” He continued, “Every supplier will give you a backrub when you’re buying from them. What sets Ellison Machinery apart is their follow-through. When we were just getting started, many dealers didn’t give us the time of day. Ellison did, and we continue receive high level programming support, as well as engineering and machining help. Best of all, Haas machines are made in America, and this makes me proud.” Today, Medford Knife and Tool owns the original Haas Mini Mill, a Haas VF-4SS, and they have just purchased a Haas Super Mini Mill2, that they are waiting delivery on. Haas Mini Mills are the industry standard for compact machining centers. The Haas Super Mini Mill2 is a vertical machining center that offers 10,000 rpm, 1200 ipm (30.5 m/min) rapids, with a high-speed 24-Station Side Mount Tool Changer available; Greg says that the Haas machines allow him to build knives with industry leading accuracy, which is required for the knives’ simple but elegant designs. For more information on superior Medford knives, contact them at 623.249.4506 or visit their website at MedfordKnife. com.You will enjoy the You Tube videos that the company creates every day. To learn more about Haas Factory Outlet, a Division of Ellison Machinery Co, LLC, call them at 480.968.5877 or visit A2Z METALWORKER

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Worldwide semiconductor sales reached a record total in January with the largest year-to-year increase in nearly three years.

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What does this mean in Arizona? Will Strauss, principal analyst with Forward Concepts in Mesa, said two Arizona semiconductor companies are rolling: Chandler-based Microchip Technology Inc. and Freescale Semiconductor Inc., which has a large operation in Tempe. Microchip Technology CEO “Steve Sanghi has done a remarkable job, and Freescale is doing quite well,” Strauss said. “Not sure how Intel is doing. The (personal computer) market is not doing very well. Intel would be in a hold category. Both the other two companies are doing quite well and on a roll but neither of them are in the PC market.”Phoenix Business Journal

SpaceX to Vie For Satellite Deal The Pentagon is ready to pit entrepreneur Elon Musk against a joint venture of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. in a contest to launch a military satellite next year. The Defense Department also has put a study into developing a new U.S.-built rocket engine on fast track. That could reduce reliance on the Russian engine used on a rocket employed by the Boeing-Lockheed venture, known as United Launch Alliance LLC. The partnership has held a near-monopoly on military and intelligence contracts since 2006. Mr. Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has engaged in a lobbying battle with ULA, pushing the Pentagon to open more space launches to competition and calling for a contest this year. SpaceX, as Mr. Musk’s company is known, is expected to secure regulatory approval this year to launch smaller military payloads, and the first contest with ULA could take place next year. The Pentagon paved the way for competitive military launches in 2012. And SpaceX is developing a rocket for larger payloads that would allow it to pursue all available Pentagon contracts. The company has made a series of successful orbital launches and has an international backlog of more than four dozen civilian and commercial launch contracts valued at about $5 billion total. The prospect of competition in space launches has been energized by concerns that rising tensions with Russia could leave some U.S. military and spy satellites grounded if ULA can’t get spares or new rocket engines, though the joint venture has said it has enough engines to last 2½ years.

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SpaceX has been pushing for competition in all 14 launches that had CMI_FTC-1320V_half_4clr_a2zRM.indd 1 been planned over the next two years. Gen. Shelton said the number of launches had been cut in half because existing satellites in orbit were lasting longer than expected. SpaceX also has sought to compete for some of the 34 launches that ULA has won from the Pentagon.Mr. Musk’s firm has said it can launch a typical Pentagon satellite for under $100 million, compared with between $300 million and $380 million for ULA’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle, which has come under fire for cost overruns. The EELV relies on Russian-made RD-180 engines to provide the main thrust for Atlas V rockets developed by Lockheed. ULA also can use Boeing-developed Delta IV rockets. Industry experts have said it would take four to five years to use existing development work to develop a new engine, if funding was available. Source Wall Street Journal

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DOD readies drone communication for more dangerous work The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on ways to allow drones to communicate with each other and work together, part of a plan to prepare them for flying into more dangerous zones. DARPA records state that “most of the current systems are not well matched to the needs of future conflicts, which DARPA anticipates being much less permissive, very dynamic and characterized by a higher level of threats, contested electromagnetic spectrum and relocatable targets.” USA Today

Low-Cost Gas Drives Chemical Boom Bloomberg News reports that Dow Chemical and other US chemical firms will “boost output capacity 30 percent in a decade” due to lowcost shale gas, according to IHS senior director Russell Heinen. Heinen also predicted capital expenditure on US chemical factories “will peak in 2016 at $14 billion, four times current levels.” Dave Witte, senior vice president at IHS, predicted a “fivefold increase in U.S. earnings from ethylene,” due to cheap gas and growing production. Witte advocated increasing gas exports to keep “U.S. chemical markets balanced.”

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FDA Approves Latest Model Of Robotic Surgical System The Wall Street Journal reported the FDA has given approval to Intuitive Surgical Inc. to proceed with its latest version of its da Vinci surgical robot. According to the company, the new model provides a greater range of motion, while resolving previous performance matters.

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India Expected To Need 1,500 Planes Over By 2032 The Wall Street Journal reported that Boeing and Airbus have agreed that the growing civil aviation sector in India will require over 1,500 new planes by 2032. The article described the outlook as optimistic given the revenue struggles that many airlines in India experienced in 2013. The article referred to earlier-reported expansion plans for SpiceJet but refers to statements from Boeing executives suggesting that a weak currency, high fuel prices, intense airline price competition, and broadly weak economic growth could complicate the sector’s expansion in the coming years.

New Technology Helping Wind Industry Compete On Price The New York Times reports that new technologies that allow companies to build taller wind turbines has allowed the industry

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Nevada Regulators Adjust Fracking Rules The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Nevada Division of Minerals officials hosted its third and last public workshop to adjust its rules governing oversight of fracking. Proposed rules require well operators to review fracking impacts on water supplies at all stages of drilling and to inform the public two weeks prior to opening a new drilling site. Drillers are also required to disclose the chemicals they use to www. Energy companies contend the process is safe, while the Sierra Club expressed concerns about the impact on the water supply. Nevadans Against Fracking echoed those concerns and stated additional concerns about seismic unrest. Noble Energy expressed a willingness to comply with regulations and expand drilling in the state, but noted that they had not made any major discoveries yet. A2Z METALWORKER

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Someday, All Planes Will Be Drones A robot-ready traffic system wouldn’t allow planes to go missing. A column here nine years ago began with a Cypriot jetliner that flew off by itself and crashed when it ran out of fuel. It ended with a discussion of why the skies were not filling up with drones. The best brand’s, the best service, the best prices.  Your one stop shop for Metal Fabrication Equipment.  Piranha Ironworkers  Ermak Press Brakes and Shears  Timesavers Wide Belt Sanders  PemSerter Hardware Insertion   Retro Systems Plasma  Standard Press Brakes and Shears  Horizontal and Vertical Band Saws   Tigerstop Measuring Systems                                             Norlok Clinching and Fastening  Tauring and SAF Plate and Angle Rolls 


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Drones, as something new and different in the air, will even begin to Ermak Press Brakes and Shears  seem a bit of a misleading emphasis. In the future, all aircraft, whether Timesavers Wide Belt Sanders  they have a pilot aboard or not, will want to be capable of autonomous flight—makingPemSerter Hardware Insertion  their way by onboard sensors and computerized guidance. All aircraft will want to be controllable from the ground.  Retro Systems Plasma  Standard Press Brakes and Shears  All aircraft will want to be part of an air-traffic-control system that knows where Horizontal and Vertical Band Saws  everybody is and where everybody is going at all times and no longer relies fundamentally on a pair of eyes looking out the  Tigerstop Measuring Systems  window or at a screen to make sure planes don’t collide.                                            Norlok Clinching and Fastening 

Long beforeTauring and SAF Plate and Angle Rolls  today’s fascination with commercial drones, America should have been on its way to an air-traffic-control system able effortlessly to incorporate unmanned aircraft into the national 480­545­0275  airspace. Instead of controllers on the ground gazing at radars and  yakking into earphones to exchange data at a rate that would shame a 1980s dial-up modem, planes would be connected to each other via broadband in the sky, using GPS data automatically to broadcast their position, speed and course to other users of the airspace. Instead of sticking to fixed “air routes” for the convenience of busy controllers on the ground, planes would fly direct to destinations, choosing their altitude, steering around weather. Planes would fly closer together safely. Landing would be a smooth and continuous The best brand’s, the best service, the best prices.  descent from altitude rather than a laborious stairstep with a Your one stop shop for Metal Fabrication Equipment.  controller barking instructions at each stage. Piranha Ironworkers 

The system, known as “free flight,” would be a huge saver of fuel and Ermak Press Brakes and Shears  passenger productivity. By the late 1990s, it was also supposed to save the traffic system from absolute gridlock. Then came 9/11, which Timesavers Wide Belt Sanders  reduced demand on the system. Less noticed, so did the consolidation PemSerter Hardware Insertion  of America’s network carriers. One corollary to crammed planes and more profitable carriers is fewer flights: In 2005, the U.S. hosted 11.3  Retro Systems Plasma  million commercial takeoffs. Last year, it was 9.6 million. Standard Press Brakes and Shears 

Horizontal and Vertical Band Saws  In the indictments of U.S. commercial drone policy you’ve been reading, other countries come out way ahead. Japan has been using  Tigerstop Measuring Systems  drones for years as crop-dusters. Hollywood must film overseas if it                                            Norlok Clinching and Fastening  wants (legally) to shoot a roving overhead view of an action hero’s bald spot. Tauring and SAF Plate and Angle Rolls 

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GE Extends 787 Engine Market Lead General Electric’s share of the total Boeing 787 announced orderbook has officially broken the 50% barrier with the selection by Air France-KLM of the GEnx-1B engine to power its mixed fleet of 37 owned and leased 787-8s and 9s. The deal maintains GE’s lead in the 787 which it has held over the competing Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine largely due to an early advantage in fuel burn as well as broader leveraging of fleet support deals involving GE90-powered 777-300ERs. The total engine order, which covers 25 787-9s and 12 leased 787s, is valued at more than $1.7 billion says GE, which adds the operator has also signed an agreement that will let Air France-KLM offer maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the GEnx-1B. GE says the deal licenses Air France-KLM “to perform maintenance and overhaul work on the GEnx-1B,” while GE will also provide technical support and assistance on overhaul workscoping and component repair licenses, comprehensive material support and training. According to Boeing figures the latest announcement means that GE has been selected to power 535 of the 1,031 787 aircraft of all versions currently on firm order. Of the remainder 253 are officially logged as Rolls-powered, with the balance of 243 (23.5%) currently marked as unselected. A2Z METALWORKER

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use of small unmanned aircraft systems in U.S. airspace.” While aircraft makers and operators recognize that the FAA’s priority is safety, executives contend that small UAS -- weighing no more than 55 pounds -- do not pose risks comparable to larger airplanes that would fly in the same space as airlines or general aviation. National Defense

Tesla batteries aren’t just for cars; they’re for utilities and homes, too Batteries from Tesla Motors’ $5 billion gigafactory could do a lot more than power cars; they could store electricity for the grid or even your home. As soon as Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, announced plans to build a gigafactory, the Palo Alto-based car company’s stock price skyrocketed.Arizona,Texas, New Mexico and Nevada are competing for the chance to land the gigafactory and the 6,500 jobs it will create by 2017. The number of batteries the new factory would produce goes far beyond the demand not only for Tesla, but for all electric vehicles being built today.

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And there’s also the chance that electric cars won’t take off and some other form of alternative-fuel vehicle will gain prominence, like a hydrogen car, McElroy said. That’s why McElroy said he believes Tesla will diversify by marketing its batteries to electric utilities who need to store power for peak times of day. Think an August afternoon in Texas.

Seeking to ramp up the pressure on the agency, aerospace manufacturers have teamed up with the consumer electronics industry to help convince the FAA that the absence of a regulatory structure for small drones is harmful to a large segment of the U.S. economy.

The battery packs could be stored in intermodal containers so they could Musk intends to use economies of scale to produce batteries at the gigafactory for his Tesla cars rather than purchasing them from Panasonic. That includes the mainstream car that could sell for between $35,000 to $45,000 by 2017.

“American entrepreneurs and businesses cannot realize the tremendous benefits and efficiencies of UAS systems until the proposed rule moves forward,” says a letter signed by Marion Blakey, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, and Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association. The letter, addressed to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, asks the agency to “move forward expeditiously on issuing and approving the notice AofZ proposed rulemaking regulating the METALWORKER • 31 • May/June r2013

But McElroy said the real question is, will Tesla’s mass produced batteries reduce the price of batteries to the point where they’re practical for utilities and your home?



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GHT Services LLC A New Company With An Outstanding Past And Superior Manufacturing And Assembly Experience with 200 employees in Phoenix, AZ, and an additional 50 in its Mexico operations. During the period of growth, Joe Kovacs joined the ownership/management team of Aero Design in 1991. “Joe brought skills and contacts to the company that we did not have. Joe and I worked well together and with the team that he assembled, Aero Design was able to grow in ways that would have been impossible without him”, says Gyle.

Gyle Thornhill, founder and owner of GHT Services LLC, opened his manufacturing business just over a year ago. Gyle is hardly new to manufacturing though. In fact, he was instrumental in building a very successful company here in the Valley called Aero Design that his father Gordon founded in 1966. Gyle worked for the company, at the time called Aero Deburr, from the time he could pick up a broom. When Gyle decided to make the business his career, Gordon and Gyle renamed the company Aero Design and planned for expansion. The newly re-named company went from a hand finishing, testing and assembly business to one that offered machining for its customers. Over the course of the next 3 decades, it grew from 6 employees in a 3,600 square foot building to a 46,000 square foot entity

As time passed, Gordon had some serious health problems and even required a kidney transplant, which he received from Gyle. Gyle says, “It gave my father another 10 years of life here on earth.” Sadly, Gordon passed away in 2004, and Gyle and Joe sold the business 3 years later to private equity firm Platt River Ventures (later called Platt River Aerospace). Gyle remained on with the company for the next 3 years, per the terms of the sale. Gyle says, “I was planning on changing the course of my career once I left Aero Design. My wife and I planned to do some mission work in other parts of the world.” Gyle’s first mission as a young man was in Argentina. It turned out mission work wasn’t meant to happen just yet. Gyle traveled to Salt Lake City where he met with friend and religious leader John Harris. John knew of Gyle’s manufacturing talents and showed Gyle a product that he wanted to improve. The product, a secondary oil filtration system for diesel trucks, was soon coming off its patent. Both John and Gyle agreed the product offered significant opportunities for improvement. Gyle took the product design back to Arizona, where he, John and Gyle’s son Hunt reengineered it to make a far superior product. Today, Gyle and John have a patent pending on the device, called ONBOARD™. GHT Services LLC hadn’t yet formed as John, Gyle and Hunt were in the early design stages of ONBOARD. So Gyle’s good friend and colleague, Bruce Treichler, owner of


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Zircon Precision stepped in. Gyle says that after he sold Aero Design, he helped Bruce in his business and Bruce returned the favor by allowing the ONBOARD initial production units to be manufactured at Zircon Precision. ONBOARD was tested extensively, and its success was soon very evident. In one instance, a truck owner in Alaska drove 200,000 miles without the need to change his oil. Typical oil changes on commercial diesel trucks are required every 15,000-20,000 miles. Now that John, Gyle and Hunt knew that the product they had designed had tremendous market potential, Gyle decided it was time to start up a new manufacturing company, which he named GHT Services LLC. Son Hunt, who had worked at Aero Design under the mentorship of his father, and who like his father, was mechanically gifted, was ecstatic that the family would once again have a business. Hunt isn’t the only family member to join Gyle at GHT Services LLC. Gyle’s daughter, McKenna Henninger, and her husband Johnathon also joined the new business. ONBOARD removes particulates as small as 3 microns and uses a patented convectionconduction process to evaporate unused fuel and water and then vent it out. With ONBOARD, engine oil is refined every 3 to 4 hours, eliminating the need to dispose of it, saving time, money and the environment.

petroleum-based fuel elements (both in liquid and gaseous forms) and then water. The fluids are evaporated and then returned to the combustion chamber where they are either recycled and burned off as fuel and/or are vented out through the exhaust system. In essence, the engine itself plays a role in the oil-refining process. For every 10,000 diesel trucks using ONBOARD, more than 1.3 million gallons of engine oil can be saved every year... all worth millions of dollars! The ONBOARD system is a two-part oil-refining unit that removes both particulate matter and fluids to return clean oil back to the engine. Engine oil never actually loses its “lubricity” – its ability to coat moving engine parts. It simply becomes contaminated, and it is this contamination that damages all internal combustion engines, including diesel, CNG and gasoline. Step 1 – The Particle Filter The Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEM) filter system blocks particles down to 20 microns; if they filtered smaller particles, OEM filters would quickly clog up. The ONBOARD system takes out particles to 3 microns. Together these filters alone can extend engine life by up to 63 percent. Step 2 – The Fluid Filter Once the particulates have been removed, there are still harmful elements wreaking havoc in the engine: unspent fuel and water. That’s where the ECVD (Evaporation Convection Vacuum Dehydration) chamber comes into play. It heats up the still-dirty oil and peels off first the

After installation, the only regular maintenance of the ONBOARD ECVD unit is replacement of the filter, which is as easy as changing a light bulb.The result: oil changes are rare events. Gyle says that for the average commercial diesel truck driver, the ONBOARD ECVD pays for itself easily in its first year. GHT Services LLC isn’t just manufacturing their own patent pending product with ONBOARD. Gyle, Joe and their team built Aero Design as a manufacturing, assembly and testing company, with customers largely in the aerospace industry.When you can build products to the stringent requirements of the aerospace industry, you can build just about anything. A recent client came to GHT Services LLC for their help in manufacturing and assembling a portable 1.8 meter satellite dish tripod. Gyle says that they are building the complete satellite tripod for their client. If you are interested in working with this new company, but with substantial experience in manufacturing complex parts, you will be pleased with both their quality and their very competitive pricing, Gyle says. In Gyle’s past company, he purchased high-end machine tools from a local machine tool company. He knew the importance of local

service, and he felt that Ellison Machinery, the machine tool dealer in Arizona for the Haas and Mori Seiki machine tool lines, offered the best service available today. Gyle says, “Jason McCurdy from Ellison Machinery first came to us about a year and a half ago. He offered an exceptional package for the Mori Seiki NHX5000.” Jason says the NHX Series was designed to enhance the NH series, based on in-depth market analysis and customer feedback. The new-andimproved line offers even greater reliability and value than the original, with higher rigidity thanks to a robust bed, large-diameter bearing spindle and more powerful table and pallet clamping force.The NHX series has become an industry standard for the horizontal market in the United States. Hunt says that they will run the ONBOARD on the Mori Seiki NHX5000, utilizing multiple pallets. They estimate that they will be able to mill each part in 12 minutes. Gyle and the team at GHT Services LLC are extremely pleased with Jason McCurdy and the entire Ellison Machinery team. They recently acquired a Haas ST-20 lathe and VF-4 mill, which they also purchased from Jason at Ellison Machinery. Gyle says, “When you get superior customer support, you stay with your supplier.” He continued, “Jason and the team at Ellison Machinery provide the best customer support out there, and when I am ready to make my next machine tool purchase, I will call Jason. Period. You stick with the people who are loyal to you.” For more information on Ellison Machinery and Haas Factory Outlet, a Division of Ellison Machinery Co. LLC, call 480-968-5877 or visit their website at To learn more about GHT Services LLC, a great new company, with a strong history in manufacturing and assembly, contact them at 480-396-1800 or email them at A2Z METALWORKER

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were buying them, and we could get economy of scale there and we could take some hand-me-downs and ... turn them into brand new aircraft, basically.” The Coast Guard’s helicopter fleet is in good condition, particularly due to the quality of logistics and upgrade work, Papp said.The organization’s fleet of H-60s and Airbus MH-65 Dolphins is “good for probably another 15 years in terms of rotary-wing aircraft,” he said. The Coast Guard also is integrating 14 former Air Force Alenia Aermacchi C-27Js into its fixed-wing airlift fleet. The twin-engine C-27Js were divested by the Air Force last year. Papp said those planes will probably not be operational until 2016, since the Coast Guard has to train a cadre of pilots. “Initially, we really don’t have to do much more than paint them,” Papp said. The aircraft have all of the necessary military communications gear and a surface-search radar. The Coast Guard eventually wants to install a sensor package on the plane similar to what is used on its other fixed-wing aircraft, the Airbus HC-144 and Lockheed Martin C-130J, Papp said. “We can put that aircraft [the C-27J] to work almost immediately after we get the people trained up on it and the laydown of the aircraft,” he said.

Air Force Helo Purchase Could Help Coast Guard

Coast Guard officials are developing an aviation plan that will determine basing specifics for its airlift fleet of HC-144s, C-27Js and C-130Js, Papp said.

The Coast Guard could buy new Sikorsky H-60 helicopters or upgrade divested military aircraft to eventually replace its existing fleet of Jayhawk aircraft, The Coast Guard will probably not buy any new the service’s commandant said. HC-144s, Papp said. The organization operates 18 Ocean Sentry aircraft. Coast Guard officials have been watching the Air Force’s acquisition of new combat search-and-rescue 2 0 1 5 F o r d F - 1 5 0 U s e s N ew (CSAR) helicopters and could buy the same aircraft at some point down the road, Adm. Robert Papp said. Aluminum Innovations “We’ll be watching the Air Force and seeing what they do in terms of decisions on their CSAR helicopter, and ultimately at some point, we’ll probably follow their lead in terms of replacement for the H-60,” Papp said. The Air Force plans to replace its old HH-60G Pave Hawks in the coming years with new Sikorsky H-60s. The Air Force could award Sikorsky — the only bidder in the service’s Combat Rescue Helicopter program competition — a contract for the new aircraft by the end of June.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Ford engineers have found a way to reduce the weight of the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck by 700 pounds.The truck, which will debut in the fourth quarter has a body made entirely of aluminum. The lighter body will give the truck better fuel economy and is being touted as a “game changer” by Ford engineers.

Engineers have also developed ways to prevent the buildup of rust in areas where the aluminum bonds “At whatever time we decide to start replacing the H-60s, we can’t do it on our own,” Papp said. with steel by using a painted adhesive with zinc or “The reason we were able to afford H-60s is because the Air Force and the Navy and the Army aluminum that prevents corrosion. The Coast Guard operates 35 Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawks, according to a fact sheet.


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Is the U.S. Ready for a Cut-Rate Jet Fighter?

$20 million, and aims to have lower operating costs than those of pricier jets flying similar missions.That sandwiches it between slower turboprops such as Embraer’s $11 million Super Tucano—a big seller to nations in Africa and Latin America—or advanced supersonic combat fighter jets like Saab’s $43 million Gripen, and offerings from Lockheed Martin Corp., Boeing Co. and others costing $50 million or more. Experts on military aircraft are divided on the Scorpion’s prospects.The 2,000-aircraft estimate “is ambitious but reasonable,” says Kristin White, a senior associate at Avascent, a defense-industry consulting firm. “The competition is going to be tough, but [air forces] will have to take a look” because of the price and capabilities.

In an age of budget-busting weapons programs and tighter defense purse strings,Textron Inc.TXT -2.54% is betting it can sell a cut-rate military jet assembled in part from off-the-shelf components. Textron, the world’s largest maker of business aircraft, developed the new Scorpion jet with its partner AirLand Enterprises LLC in less than two years—a turbocharged time frame for a military plane. It borrowed technology developed for its high-end Cessna Citation corporate jets, and it added components like ejector seats from suppliers’ catalogues rather than custom designing them. Textron used its own funds—analysts estimate it spent hundreds of millions of dollars—without a contract, which is rare in an industry where companies generally secure government backing and clear design specifications before starting projects. Some prospective suppliers had so little faith in the project that they declined to take part. But Textron Chief Executive Scott Donnelly says he’s confident a global market exists for small, cheap-to-run jets able to carry out intelligence, security and reconnaissance work for the military as well as functions like patrolling borders and tracking drug smugglers. The jets can also carry weapons under their wings. “There was a need out there not being satisfied,” he says. Textron estimates the size of the global market at more than 2,000 planes and says the company could start to deliver them in 2015 if it wins an order this year. The Scorpion is priced below


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Others see limited demand for such a plane and say the market is already well served. “I just don’t get it,” says Richard Aboulafia, a vice president at Teal Group, an aerospace consultancy. He reckons demand for the Scorpion’s niche is fewer than 20 planes a year. Providence, R.I.-based Textron, which had $12.1 billion in revenue last year, is one of the more diversified defense contractors. In addition to business jets, helicopters and military hardware such as armored vehicles and drones, it makes golf carts, car parts and what it calls the “world’s fastest lawn mower.” The Scorpion’s roots go back a decade to when entrepreneurs started developing so-called very light jets carying four or five passenger that used composite materials, lean manufacturing techniques and off-theshelf parts. The jets were supposed to cost

less than $5 million each, opening a market for private ownership beyond the elite.

teams designed ultra-fast jets and rockets away from the traditional military acquisition process.

That vision fizzled because of development problems and scarce funding. But a group of former military officers and aerospace engineers embraced a similar notion. They formed AirLand Enterprises and started pitching the idea of a low-cost jet to defense companies.

Taking decades to move from drawing board to operation “just won’t cut it” for some military platforms, Mr. Donnelly said. Some suppliers agreed to back Textron’s approach for the Scorpion. Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. supplied ejector seats, donating them as part of its investment in the Scorpion. “I bought off on their vision,” says Andrew Martin, vice president, business development.

Whit Peters, a former secretary of the Air Force who led the AirLand effort and now supports the Scorpion sales push, says many companies balked. But in 2011 he pitched the idea to Mr. Donnelly and found a fit. Textron’s Cessna unit hadn’t built a military jet for three decades, but it was developing composite technology and manufacturing for its business jets.

With the tight deadline and budget ceiling, executives approved redesigns in mere days or weeks. Wind-tunnel testing happened after the tools were already made to manufacture the jet. “We broke all the rules,” Mr. Anderson says.

The companies formed a joint venture, Textron AirLand, to pitch the planned plane to countries that couldn’t afford higher-end models.They also targeted the U.S. National Guard.

The ejector seats proved to be too big for the cockpit, and tailoring them to fit would have cost more than $100 million and delayed the project by 12 to 15 months. “[So] we modified the cockpit,” says Mr. Anderson, an approach that defied convention in military projects, where designs are fixed to meet strict specifications.

More than half of the Scorpion prototype was built using parts developed for the Citation jet. Another 20% were acquired off the shelf.

Ultimately, the Scorpion’s success—and whether more companies go it alone developing military systems without a contract--will depend on the jet’s sales.

Bill Anderson, president of Textron AirLand, says two large defense contractors declined to participate in the project because they doubted the size of the market or were wary of using the lightweight composite materials increasingly used on commercial planes to build a military jet. Mr. Donnelly told potential partners to view Scorpion as a commercial project with military applications, and he urged them to be more flexible.That approach mirrors a push by Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s acquisition chief, for companies to be more agile and develop systems in the style of Lockheed’s legendary SkunkWorks program. Under that program, small

The work was carried out in an unused building on Cessna’s Wichita, Kan., campus known as the Glasshouse with a team that grew from nine to almost 200. Textron managed to keep the work secret for 18 months before its unveiling last September.

“That will embolden more companies,” says Mr. Donnelly. “Or we’ll have a bunch who will say: ‘Told you so.’ Source:Wall Street Journal

Labor Department Reports Improved Jobs Numbers McClatchy reports that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employers added 192,000 jobs in March and that the unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent, suggesting that the economy “showed underlying strength” in the face of bad weather. Revised numbers from February and January showed “hiring wasn’t as weak as had been thought.” The numbers were 197,000 and 144,000, respectively, with each month’s revised numbers being about 20,000 higher than the original estimates.The report also showed that the labor participation rate was 63.2 percent and that hours worked grew by .2 hours a week for all employees.


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Arizona CNC Holds Two Day Gala Open House Welcoming Their Customers to Their New Showroom Arizona CNC thanked its loyal customers with a 2-day Open House in March. The event was hosted in their new nearly 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, which includes a large showroom and ample space for meetings and training. The event was planned not only to share their new facility with their customers, but additionally to celebrate their 15th year in business! During the two day event, customers were able to see the latest technology that Arizona CNC offers, including; • Okuma CNC milling and turning • OMAX/MAXIEM waterjet • Tsugami swiss turning • Hardinge turning and grinding • Workholding/tooling • CAM software solutions • Automation There were also a number of technical A2Z METALWORKER

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presentations during the two day event, including: • Multifunction turning • High efficiency milling • High Speed machining • Set-up Reduction Arizona CNC always offers an exquisite lunch for their guests. This year, the theme was Italian, and attendees could even make their own pasta combinatons, where chefs cooked their meal to order.The desserts offered could well have been tasted in a gourmet bakery in Paris, France! Arizona CNC thanks its customers for helping to celebrate the grand opening of their new showroom. If you missed the open house, contact them at 480.615.6353 to tour their facility.You can find out more about them by visiting their website ( About Arizona CNC Arizona CNC is a locally-owned and operated, full-service machine tool and automation products distributor, serving all of Arizona and southern Nevada. They have been serving job shops and manufacturers in the region since last century.


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Dell Debuts New Line of Rugged Computers

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Dell in April launched its fourth generation of ruggedized laptops aimed to satisfy the federal government’s demand for lighter, multifunctional devices. The product line comprises a 12-inch laptop -- which can be converted to a tablet by flipping its screen -- and a 14-inch laptop with high-end graphics optimal for mapping applications.

“The core of these products is the ability to survive just awful environments, whether that’s heat, cold, dust, wet, salty wet -which is particularly nasty -- grease, vibration,” said Drew Moore, executive director of Dell’s business client product group. “The second major core attribute ... is daylight viewability, outdoor usability.” The products can endure damage such as pouring a bottle of water across the keyboard and dropping the computer on its screen, executives demonstrated during a March briefing at Dell’s Washington, D.C., office.





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Researchers Achieve Major Step Towards Graphene Manufacturing. The Information Week reports Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in South Korea announced its researchers “have found a way to accelerate the commercialization of graphene.” The researchers have found a way “grow uniform single-crystal monolayer graphene on a silicon wafer.” This step is a necessary advancement for using graphene on chips and surpasses previous efforts of multicrystal synthesis.


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“This is an exciting day for Eclipse Aerospace and for general aviation,” said Mason Holland, Eclipse Aerospace CEO. “With the Eclipse 550, we’ve built a high performance light jet that includes advanced technologies and safety features that have traditionally been found only on much larger cabin class business jets and commercial aircraft. Our customers asked for the latest technologies such as auto throttles and a more dynamic pilot interface, and we responded to those requests and are now delivering to ecstatic customers.” Eclipse Aerospace announced the start of production of the Eclipse 550 Jet at their Albuquerque facility in June 2012. Since then, EAI has engaged in a major effort to validate and improve their manufacturing processes in order to bring a renewed efficiency to Eclipse 550 production. The Eclipse 550 Jet can fly at altitudes up to 41,000ft for up to 1,125nm, with a maximum speed of 375kts (430mph). In cruise, the Eclipse 550 consumes only 59 gallons of fuel per hour. The Eclipse 550 comes standard with a dual (redundant) FMS system, anti-skid brakes, a standby display unit, and new, high resolution displays with faster processing speeds that allow for the addition of safety features such as auto throttles, synthetic vision, TAS, TAWS, and more. Built with six forward facing seats and designed to be flown by a single pilot, the 550 also comes with a standard 3-year ‘tip-to-tail’ aircraft warranty. SOURCE: Eclipse Aerospace Inc.

Don’t expect boom in 2014, but economy is improving, economist says Better, but not a boom, is how economist Jay Bryson describes the economic picture for 2014. “When you write the history for 2014, I don’t think you will use the word boom to describe it,” Bryson, a managing director and global economist with Wells Fargo, told 300-plus business and community leaders at an annual economic forecast breakfast. “We’re moving in the right direction. The economy is slowly getting on its feet,” Bryson said. “Hopefully next year I’ll use the word boom,” he said, with 2015 expected to be stronger. Bryson sees the U.S. gross domestic product growing by about 2.8 percent this year, and a similar margin in central Pennsylvania.That compares with 2 percent last year, and a benchmark of 3 percent in 2003-07. “You’re not the Sun Belt – you’re not Texas. People there are giddy about growth,” Bryson said, due to energy markets there. Growth here could even be a little below the national average, because there isn’t big population growth here.

Still, people are finding jobs, Bryson said, with 190,000 being added per month, equal to 1.75 percent growth. That means more income generation, and salaries rising 4-5 percent. “With inflation less than 2 percent, people have 2-2.5 percent more purchasing power. That’s what’s fueling a modest increase in growth in consumer spending,” Bryson said.


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Durable-Goods Orders Up In February On Auto Demand Bloomberg News reports that orders for durable goods rose 2.2 percent in January, “reflecting the biggest gain in automobile demand in a year,” according to data released recently by the Commerce Department. Excluding the volatile transportation sector, orders rose 0.2 percent, down from a 0.9 percent rise in January. Orders for non-military capital goods excluding aircraft, a measure of business capital investment, fell 1.3 percent after a 0.8 percent gain in January.

What’s SolarWorld worth? Try $1.5B, for starters SolarWorld says it can put an exact price tag on what it’s brought to the U.S. economy since 2008. That figure, it turns out, is $1.5 billion, which is the amount SolarWorld says it has poured into goods and services from other American manufacturers. “This industrial wellspring of business for suppliers, shippers and professional service providers highlights solar manufacturing’s demonstrated ‘multiplier effect’ in creating jobs, filling factories and fueling investment nationwide,” the company wrote.

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

Dot Peen Marking Systems Kwik Mark Inc 4071 Albany Street McHenry IL 60050

Phone 815 363 8268 Fax 815 363 8089

North-South Machinery _ 602-391-4696 QS Machinery ______ 602-370-4733 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-773-4080 Tornquist Machinery __ 602-470-0334 Grinding Machines, OD/ID Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Haas Factory Outlet __ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 QS Machinery ______ 602-370-4733 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-773-4080 Grinding Machines, Rotary Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 QS Machinery ______ 602-370-4733 Grinding Machines, Rotary Aircraft Brake DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Grinding Machines, OD/ID Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Haas Factory Outlet __ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 QS Machinery ______ 602-370-4733

age Machine Tools _ 480-773-4080 Savage Grinding Machines, Rotary Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 QS Machinery ______ 602-370-4733 Grinding Machines, Rotary Aircraft Brake DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 QS Machinery ______ 602-370-4733 Grinding Machines, Tool Adams Machinery_____480-968-3711 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Tornquist Machinery __ 602-470-0334 Grinding Machines, Tool Punch & Die DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Grinding Wheels Fives ____________ 909-263-9282 Honing Machines Adams Machinery_____480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Magnetic Drills/Cutters ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____480-968-3711 Manual Lathes & Mills ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____480-968-3711 CNC Machinery Sales ___602-244-1507 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Ganesh Machinery ____888-542-6374 Haas Factory Outlet __ 480-968-5877

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

(480) 773-4080


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Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 S. L. Fusco, Inc. _____ 480-753-5000 TSM Machinery _____ 602-233-3757 Sawing Machines ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____480-968-3711 ___ 800-240-2932 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___800-952-0151 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades303-761-3000 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-773-4080 Wayco Sales Inc _____ 562-927-3469 Saw Replacement Parts ___ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Wayco Sales Inc _____ 562-927-3469 Tapping Machines ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____480-968-3711 NEW MACH FABRICATION CO2/Fiber Lasers Innovative Cutting Systems 480-557-7999 CNC Punching Centers ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542

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

Gantry Systems, CNC ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Iron Workers ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutting/Proc. Center ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Universal Laser Systems 480-330-9851 Laser Marking Machines Innovative Cutting Systems _ 480-557-7999 Kwik Mark Inc ________ 815-363-8268 Universal Laser Systems 480-330-9851 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542

MAGNUM PRECISION MACHINES, INC. Jeffrey F. Nawrot Vice President, Business Development 10530 E. 59th Street • Indianapolis, IN 46236 T: 317/826.4414 • TF: 877/240.2462 • F: 317/823.6822 • C: 317/946.1235

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




Sterling Fabrication____ 855-898-7860 Plate Roll Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Press Brakes ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales _____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales ___ 602-368-8542 Punch Presses Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Sterling Fabrication____ 855-898-7860 Shearing Machines ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales ___ 602-368-8542 Sterling Fabrication____ 855-898-7860 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 WaterJet Cutting Systems Flow International _____ 800-446-3569 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Flow Waterjet _______ 714-393-3783 Flow Waterjet _______ 415-828-3569 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 North-South Machinery _ 602-391-4696

Omax Corp. ________ 800-838-0343 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 Waterjet Accessories Barton International ___800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 INSPECTION EQUIP Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Kerley Corp ________ 480-478-9177 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370 Kerley Corp ________ 480-478-9177 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Impression Material Roydent ____________480-607-1876 Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Kerley Corp ________ 480-478-9177 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Washington Calibration__ 480-820-0506 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340

Haas Factory Outlet A Division of Ellison Machinery Company

PATRICK ELLISON President 1610 S. Priest Dr., Suite 101 Tempe, Arizona 85281 Telephone: Cell: Fax: Email:

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

Kerley Corp ________ 480-478-9177 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________480-889-9056 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Punch Presses Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 SPC Data Acquis.Equip. D & R Machinery _____480-775-6462 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Rapid Optical Inspection Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Repair & Certification Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370 OGP ____________480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Washington Calibration__480-820-0506 Shearing Machines ACC Machinery ______602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Jorgenson Machine Co. __ 800-952-0151 Moore Tool & Equipment _602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales ___602-368-8542 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Video Measuring systems Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871

Washington Calibration__ 480-820-0506 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 WaterJet Cutting Systems Flow International _____800-446-3569 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Flow Waterjet _______ 714-393-3783 Flow Waterjet _______ 415-828-3569 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___800-952-0151 North-South Machinery _ 602-391-4696 Omax Corp. ________ 800-838-0343 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 Waterjet Accessories Barton International ___ 800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated Systems Inc __ 928-649-9600 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Automatics & Machinery _ 303-651-6545 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 Ganesh Machinery ____888-542-6374 Innovative Cutting Systems _ 480-557-7999 K D Capital ________ 480-922-1674 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904


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



CERTIFIED BY DNV 1509001:2008_



Kevin Randall

Outside Sales Representative

AS9120:2002 -

Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation

200 Oser Avenue Hauppauge, NY 11788 U.S.A.


1-631-273-1010 1-800-645-4174 Fax: 1-631-273-1066 1-800-424-2082

R. Jorgenson Company __ 800-952-0151 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 Fives _____________909-263-9282 GMA Garnet Group ____ 832-243-9300 R.S. Hughes ________ 602-275-5565 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Aerosol Products R.S. Hughes ________ 602-275-5565 Aqueous Degreasers Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Abrasive Systems KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Adhesives R.S. Hughes ________ 602-275-5565 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 ____ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918

Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 InnovativeTool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Roentgen USA _______847-787-0135 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 CNC Lathe Accessories _______ 877-501-7297 Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 Wayco Sales Inc _____ 562-927-3469 Von Ruden Manufacturing 763-682-0322 Bar Feeders CNC Collet Chucks Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Royal Products ______ 800-645-4174 Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 CNC Spindle Liners Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Collet Fixtures Bar Feeder Accessories Royal Products ______ 800-645-4174 Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 CompressedAir Piping Systems Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Blast Abrasives Coolant Systems Barton International ___800-741-7756 Blaser ___________ 801-722-4095 GMA Garnet Group ___ 832-243-9300 DCM Tech _________ 800-533-5339 Cabinets, Custom Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Hangsterfers _______ 316-640-2462 Chemicals: Ultrasonic Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Cutting Tools Chip Management Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Almar Tools, Inc. _____503-255-2763 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Fives _____________909-263-9282 Chip Removal Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Chuck Jaws Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Chucks Von Ruden Manufacturing 763-682-0322 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Deburring Equipment Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000

Automatic Barfeeds Of All Types A2Z METALWORKER

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Headquarters - Phoenix 242 E. University Drive


3855 S. Evans Blvd.


3300 Princeton NE

1- 800-350-8265

Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery _____480-775-6462 Lone Arrow ________480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach _602-431-8300 Door Opening Systems: Automatic Midaco Corporation ____ 847-593-8420 Dust Collectors Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Electronic Hardware Southwest Electronic H/W_ 480-905-3600 Fasteners Southwest Electronic H/W_ 480-905-3600 Southwest Fastener ___ 800-350-8265 Fasteners: Specialty Southwest Electronic H/W_ 480-905-3600 Filtration Equip. Blaser_____________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____800-894-7773

An ISO 9001 Company

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

Mobile: 480‐320‐0308 

Marilyn Kahler Industrial Sales phone: 480-607-1876 fax: 480-607-7695

Panasil Impression Material used in inspection for consistent, accurate measurements

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 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

Impression Material for In ProImpression cess/First Article Inspection Roydent ____________480-607-1876 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

Pio Pioneer Distributing Co. _ 602-278-2693 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 MachineTool Accessories Von Ruden Manufacturing 763-682-0322 Magnetic Particle Ins Equip. DCM Tech ___________ 800-533-5339 Milling and Turning Products 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 Power Tools R.S. Hughes _______ 602-275-5565 R8 Quick-Change Tool System Royal Products ______ 800-645-4174 Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Royal Products ______ 800-645-4174 Safety R.S. Hughes _______ 602-275-5565

Sensors IEC Supply LLC _______ 480-455-1446 Spindles GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Setco Spindles & Slides_____866-362-0699 Static Tool Holders Von Ruden Manufacturing 763-682-0322 Steel Service Center Apache Steel Company __602-323-2200 Surface Preparation Chemical Logic _________512-426-5728 Tapes R.S. Hughes _______ 602-275-5565 Vacuum Pumps &Workholding Airtek _____________480-966-5267 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery _______480-968-3711 Vises and Vise Jaws Arizona CNC Equip _______480-615-6353


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AZ,!NM,!and!NV!publication!Southwest!Edition!! Nickel!!! Cobalt! Titanium!!! Stainless!

O’Neal High-Performance Metals

Delivering!Alloy!Solutions!Worldwide! Patty Negoro (800)337-3766 ext. 148

Desert EDM Sales _______ 480-816-6300 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Waterjet Abrasives Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Barton International __ 800-741-7756 EDM Materials & Supplies GMA Garnet Group ___ 832-243-9300 Blaser______________801-722-4095 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Waterjet Replacement Parts Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 Barton International __ 800-741-7756 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 EDM Performance accʼs __ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply ____ 480-836-8330 Work Holding No.!CA,!OR,!and!WA!publication!Northwest!Edition!! Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Qualichem Inc _______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Kurt Manufacturing ____ 763-574-8320 Nickel!!! Cobalt! CONSUMMABLES EDM Fluids Titanium!!! Cleaners: Ultrasonic Stainless! Hangsterfers _______ 316-640-2462 Delivering!Alloy!Solutions!Worldwide! ProUltrasonics ______602-938-0603 Pioneer Distributing Co. _ 602-278-2693 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Bill!Voden!(800)337"3766!ext.!152!!! Impression Materials!! ___________ 801-722-4095 Roydent ____________ 480-607-1876! State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Blaser______________801-722-4095 Hangsterfers _______ 316-640-2462 Canyon State Oil ________ 800-894-7773 Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Pioneer Distributing Co. _ 602-278-2693 Qualichem, Inc _________ 480-320-0308 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-9966 O’Neal High-Performance Metals

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Fluid Power / Mechanical / Tool Products ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Since 1946

Brandon Anderson President

MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL:

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

1008 First Street NE - PO Box 699 - Buffalo, MN 55313 USA Made in USA

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry


Made in USA

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Measurement Products for In Process/First Article Inspection Roydent ____________480-607-1876 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 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

Drill Rod Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 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

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 Fives ____________ 909-263-9282 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

Tubing & Pipe Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 End Mills Haynes Intl ________619-449-1584 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Almar Tools, Inc. ____ 503-255-2763 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 Coast Aluminum Sales __ 480-797-5162 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342

Helical Solutions _____866-543-5422 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 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 PrecisionToolholding Products 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


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Rob Schwister

Relationship Manager 480.905.2407

Jemelco, Inc. _______480-804-9541 866-362-0699 Setco-Pope Spindles ____866-362-0699 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 30 Years Experience 602-569-1809 The Werks C&C, Inc ____602-569-1809 MIKE SMITH Machine Retrofitting/CNC 602-397-4008 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 602-397-4008 AMTS____________602-397-4008 Tooling Systems ERP Software API Services ________ 757-223-4157 Arizona Machine Tool____________ Service, AMTS Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Infor 520-431-4349 Opening a new chapter in my life, after 30 years, 22 in Arizona as Machinery ArizonaSales CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Co. Senior Service Engineer, servicing Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Hardinge, Okamoto, Software, Inv. Control Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 and many others, CNC and Manual Machine Tools, I will continue to CNC Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 provide service and repair to Arizona, Machinery Moving Thank you Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 Mike Smith Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 SolidCAM __________ 602-369-0630 API Services ________ 757-223-4157 Von Ruden Manufacturing__ 763-682-0322 Software, NC Programming Maint/Repair Services METAL DISTRIBUTORS Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 PALLET SYSTEMS Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 AMTS____________602-397-4008 Manual & Automatic Pallet Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Systems TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 DM Machine Repair ____480-709-1450 Midaco Corporation _____847-593-8420 D & R Machinery _____480-775-6462 Software, Servicing Manual Lift Off Pallet Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Systems Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Jemelco, Inc. _______480-804-9541 Midaco Corporation _____847-593-8420 SolidCAM __________ 602-369-0630 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 Manual Rotory Pallet TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 State Industrial Prod ___602-275-0990 Systems Tooling Systems The Werks C&C, Inc ____602-569-1809 Midaco Corporation _____847-593-8420 Global EDM Supply ____ 480-836-8330 Mold Repairs ROBOTICS REPAIR/DESIGN B&B Tool ________ 520-397-0436 Robotic Part Loading Systems Bar Feeder Repair Stamping Repairs Midaco Corporation _____847-593-8420 Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 B&B Tool. ________ 520-397-0436 PROG. SYSTEMS Machine Tool Design/ Prev. Maint Programs Business Software Engineering Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Infor ____________ 520-431-4349 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 CAD/CAM Machine Tool Rebuilding API Services ________ 757-223-4157 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 API Services _________757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Cimatron _________ 248-596-9700 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 DM Machine Repair ____480-709-1450 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 D & R Machinery _____480-775-6462 Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 SolidCAM _________ 602-369-0630 DM Machine Repair ____ 480-709-1450 Jemelco, Inc. _______480-804-9541 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 The Werks C&C, Inc ____602-569-1809 A2Z METALWORKER

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Repair -Hydraulic Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 Road Machinery _______520-623-8681 The Werks C&C, Inc ____602-569-1809 Repair - Portable Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Spindle Rebuilding API Services ________ 757-223-4157 Setco-Pope Spindles ____ 866-362-0699 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 PRODUCTS Guns Layke Tactical _______602-272-2654 SERVICES Aerospace Advocate Jill Norgaard _______ 602-753-9155 AZ House of Representatives Jill Norgaard _______ 602-753-9155 Banks Alerus Bank & Trust ____ 480-905-2407 Bank of Arizona ______ 480-642-2876 National Bank of Arizona _ 460-756-7124 Business Consulting BMSC ___________ 480-445-9400 Quick Turn Financial ___ 480-385-1220

p: 602-753-9155 e: w: MAGNUM PRECISION MACHINES, INC. Attract. Engage. Retain.

DAVID MORENO Donovan Ray Hardenbrook Marketing Consultant

BUSINESS: 915-856-7900 12025 ROJAS DR. SUITE A FAX: 915-857-4700 EL PASO, TX. 79936 CELL: 915-892-0797


Sheila Berru Account Executive Direct: 310 753 7104 Web: Infor VISUALMarketing ERP: & Sales  Strategic  Digital Marketing  Lead Generation & Conversion  Website Development  Email Marketing

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Calibration: On Site Linear Precise Measurements LLC 602-309-0963 Calibration Services Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Precise Measurements LLC 602-309-0963 Washington Calibration__ 480-820-0506 Calibration: Repair & Certify Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Precise Measurements LLC 602-309-0963 Washington Calibration__ 480-820-0506 Cash Flow Management Bank of Arizona _______480-642-2876 Commercial Real Estate Services Daum Commercial _____ 602-376-2545 Computer/Web Services Gartman Technical Services _ 602-788-8121 Consulting ABS Quality Evaluations _ 702-644-2770 American Global Standards _ 617-838-4648 BMSC ____________480-445-9400 Advanced Custom Screens _800-992-7936 Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Contract Inspection Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Contract Programming Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335

Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Klont CNC Training 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 National Bank of Arizona _ 460-756-7124 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 ABS Quality Evaluations 702-644-2770 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 National Bank of Arizona _ 460-756-7124 Quick Turn Financial ___ 480-385-1220

Lean Manufacturing Ellison llison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 ABS Quality Evaluations _702-644-2770 TechShop _________ 480-327-0820 BMSC ___________ 480-445-9400 Schools, Membership Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Based Machining &Training Management Systems TechShop _________ 480-327-0820 Certification/Training Schools, Your Own Machine ABS Quality Evaluations _702-644-2770 Shop for Hobbiests Manufacturers Rep TechShop _________ 480-327-0820 Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110 Surface Preparation Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 Chemical Logic _________ 512-426-5728 Marketing/ Consulting Systems Integration Leap Innovation ______ 480-235-6188 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5877 Rigging/Machinery Moving Testing, Metallurgical IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. __ 602-272-4571 Political Consultant ARTL _____________ 602-374-3770 Jill Norgaard _______ 602-753-9155 Trade Show Booth Design Fry Fabricators _______ 602-454-0701 Recycling Transportation Barry Metals_________602-484-7186 IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Consolidated Resources Inc. 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC __________ 623-937-0385 Lynden Intl. ________ 602-252-2911 SA Recycling _________602-463-8791 Transportation:Air/Freight/ Ground Reverse Engineering IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 BMSC ___________ 480-445-9400 Lynden Intl. ________ 602-252-2911 Datum Inspection ___ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Vision Certification Exams, Onsite Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Hollie Perlow, Nurse ____602-910-0956 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Rigging Working Capital, Credit Lines IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Bank of Arizona _______480-642-2876 Schools, Custom Training Quick Turn Financial ____480-385-1220 AZPMAP __________ 602-723-8191 SBG Capital ________ 480-897-4988 A2Z METALWORKER

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Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

ASSEMBLY Abrams Airborne Mfg 520-887-1727 800-677-8881 CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 East Valley Precision_____ 480-288-6601 ● Complex Stampings ● Difficult Assemblies ● On Time Delivery ●Contract Mfg. Foresight 480-967-0080 ● Technologies Quality Assurance ___●Design Assistance Fry FabricationsMark _______ 602-454-0701 Erickson ● General Manager 763-717-6303 GHT Services _________ 480-396-1800 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 Cable/Harness Assembly Bar-S Machine ______928-636-2115 X5 Manufacturing ______ 602-454-7385 Clean Room Assembly Janʼs Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 L&W Fluid ________ 602-323-2560

WESTERN CAST PARTS LLC Steve Whisel Field Sales & Engineering 9630 N Rock Ridge Trail Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 (480) 284­6618 Office (480) 250­9764 Mobile, email

BALANCING/DYNAMIC Ayers Gear & Mach _____ 623-934-6913 May Foundry & Machine __ 801-531-8931 Anmark ____________480-968-3126 Western Cast Parts _____480-250-9764 CASTINGS BAR CODING Western Sintering _____ 509-375-3096 AATC______________602-268-1467 Western Cast Parts _____480-250-9764 Dolphin ___________ 602-272-6747 COATING BENDING May Foundry & Machine __801-531-8931 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Advanced Metal Sales __ 623-434-8343 Western Cast Parts ____ 480-250-9764 Boltʼs Metallizing _______602-244-2432 B&B Fabrication & Machine_ 623-271-6855 Castings: Prototype Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 AATC______________602-268-1467 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Brandt Ave Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Bending:2820 CNC Dolphin ___________ 602-272-6747 Nampa, ID LA Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 B&B Fabrication & Machine_ 623-271-6855 May Foundry & Machine __801-531-8931 83687 Louieʼs Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 BONDING Western Cast Parts ____ 480-250-9764 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precise MetalPh: Products ___ 602-272-2625 208-442-1999 Castings: Production AATC_____________602-268-1467 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 BRAZING Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Boltʼs Metallizing _______602-244-2432 Dolphin ___________ 602-272-6747 BROACHING Brazing: Aluminum Dip Ponderosa Ind________303-298-1801 Abrams Airborne Mfg ____520-887-1727 Precision Investment Castings Since 1972 Precision Brazing: Mach’d Products 970-482-7676 Vacuum MICHAEL BUTLER Specialty Steel Services __ 801-539-8252 Boltʼs Metallizing _______602-244-2432 Manager Ext. 3335 Phone:Sales 602-272-6747 BROACHING Turning: Automatic Apache Inc ______ _______623-934-7144 Matrix Gear, Machine 480-966-4451

ASSEMBLIES CASTINGS Bar-S Machine ________ 928-636-2115 Die Casting Dayton Rogers _______ 763-717-6303 Watkins Tool & Supply __ 303-295-9603 Progway ___________435-656-9585 TVT Die Casting ______ 800-280-2278 RPM CNC Precision Machine 208-442-1999 Die Casting: Aluminum/Zinc Steen &A ZSons Machine Shop 208-522-7341 TVT Die Casting ______ 800-280-2278 METALWORKER • 90 • May/June 2014 Superior Metal Products__ 303-791-7550 Precision Investment Casting 2

602-272-6747 3335 ISOPhone: 9001, PED DirectiveExt. 97/23/EC ISO 9001, PED Directive 97/23/EC

Coating: Nickel/Teflon/Chrome Plasma Cutting Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Bandsaw LLC _______ 303-744-7181 Collins Metal Finishing __ 602-275-3117 Plastic LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Bandsaw LLC _______ 303-744-7181 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. ImageTek _________ 303-806-8111 Our company logo Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Saw Cutting Collins Metal Finishing __ 602-275-3117 Bandsaw LLC _______ 303-744-7181

Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Louieʼs Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Coating: Liquid Coating: Cerakote Collins Metal Finishing __ 602-275-3117 Masic Industries _______ 503-232-9109 Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146 Coating: Chem Film Coating: Nickel/Teflon AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 FutureWeld _________ 602-437-2426 Coating: NP3 Gold Tech Industries ____ _480-968-1930 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 LA Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Lynch Brothers Mfg _____ 602-267-7575 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Louieʼs Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Powder Coating Treffers Precision ______ 602-744-2636 The Metal Man _______ 800-448-9448 Collins Metal Finishing __ 602-275-3117 Sav-On Plating________ 602-252-4311 Masic Industries _______ 503-232-9109

Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146 Pilki CUTTING Advanced Metal Sales __ 623-434-8343 ___ 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 ___ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 CNC Router Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Laser APMI ____________ 480-668-0024 Fine Line Laser Cutting __ 602-863-3196 Tube Laser Cutting Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 DIE CASTING TVT Die Casting _______ 800-280-2278 Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc TVT Die Casting _______ 800-280-2278 DIES Arizona Wire & Tool _____ 480-813-1002

Aerospace Welding and Chemical Processing


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

Micro-Tronics, Inc _______602-437-8995 Precision Die & Stampʼg __ 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 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


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Your Manufacturing Solutions Partner

Precision CNC Machining

Geno Forman

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

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


Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

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

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





Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

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

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





Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

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

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





EDM M 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 Sun Tech__________ 480-921-1665 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc __________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC______ 480-239-8254

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



Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Arizona Arizona Wire Specialists ____480-829-6530 Auer Precision _________480-834-4637 Continental Machining __ 800-777-2483 EDM Express__________800-780-7075 EDM Tech ___________602-278-6666 Hogan Manufacturing_____623-463-1939 Micro-Tronics, Inc _______602-437-8995 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 Graphite Services Milco Wire EDM/Waterjet __ 714-373-0098 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 PGI_______________505-884-5782 ENGINEERING/ Powill Manufactuing_____623-780-4100 PROGRAMMING Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Sun Tech__________ 480-921-1665 Pure-Logic Industries ____ 480-892-9395 Thompson Machine ____505-823-1453 FABRICATION Toolcraft of Phoenix ___623-435-5405 Abrams Airborne Mfg ____520-887-1727 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine 928-778-4800 Whitley Machine ______ 602-323-5550 Advanced Metal Sales __ 623-434-8343 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Allfab Engineering _____ 602-437-0497 Patrick H. Stewart II 21631 N. 3rd Avenue President Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222 Phoenix, AZ 85027 p (623) 492 9400 x215 APMI ______________480-668-0024 f (623) 492 9071 Arrow Sheet Metal_______303-427-6419

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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

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

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




AzMark Mark ____________480-926-8969 480-926-8969 Craig Roth President/C.O.O. B&B Fabrication & Machine__623-271-6855 Bell Steel __________ 480-833-5538 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue CAID Industries ________520-294-3126 Phoenix, Arizona 85040 (602)243-4329 CGS Technologies ______Phone: 623-869-0600 Cell: (602)370-5777 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 CygnetStamping & Fab ____ 818-240-7574 Creedbilt Inc __________ 623-939-8119 DT Products Metal Fabrication 928-776-4129 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506






David Turbyyll President

Gilbert Metal Stamping ____480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv _ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision________623-582-4776 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 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 Stewart Precision Mfg _____623-492-9400 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

Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Fabrication: Custom Metal Advanced Metal Fab & Machine 928-778-4800 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

Machining _ 800-777-2483 Co Continental CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 DT Products Metal Fabrication 928-776-4129 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 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 Bell Steel __________ 480-833-5538 Capital Stainless _____480-967-0016 CygnetStamping & Fab ____818-240-7574 DT Products Metal Fabrication 928-776-4129 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 Howell Precision_______ 623-582-4776 Janʼs 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 A2Z A2METALWORKER Z METALWORKER •

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Shawn Carlin

Stewart Precision Mfg _____623-492-9400 TMM Precision ________800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision __303-280-2778 FINISHING AP Industrial _________ 480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing _______602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 LA Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Louieʼs 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 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

Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting _______ 602-716-5566 Byington Steel Treating ____408-727-6630 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109 Southwest Powder Coating __602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 May Foundry & Machine __801-531-8931 Glass Bead Clean Shot Blasting GEAR CUTTING Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Desert Fire___________ 602-268-1511 Apache Gear, Inc ______ 623-934-7144 Stripping Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Ayers Gear & Machine ___ 623-934-6913 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Semiray ____________ 602-275-1917 GRINDING L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Southwest Powder Coating __602-272-0878 Anmark ___________ 480-968-3126 FIXTURES Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 CJ Mfg _____________480-517-0233 Glass Bead Clean Arizona Wire & Tool _____ 480-813-1002 A2Z Sandblasting ______ 602-716-5566 RB Machine Co, Inc ______602-272-6869 Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Desert Fire__________ 602-268-1511 Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Lone Arrow _________ 480-507-8074 Hogan Manufacturing_____623-463-1939 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Gun Finishing Siro Machining ________ 480-512-1467 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Louieʼs Gun Finishing ____ 602-257-0530 Southwest Tool & Die Services 480-317-9366 CJ Mfg ____________ 480-517-0233 Passivation East Valley Precision_____ 480-288-6601 FORGINGS Coating Technologies ___ _623-581-2648 FutureWeld _________ 602-437-2426 R&D Specialty Manco _____602-278-7700 EDM Express_________ 800-780-7075 Fives ____________ 909-263-9282 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Forgings: Titanium GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 Semiray ___________ 602-275-1917 Hogan Manufacturing ____ 623-463-1939 FOUNDRY Polishing AATC ______________602-268-1467 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Lindel Engineering _____ 520-792-3160 EPSI______________714-256-8950 GAGES McFarland Machine & Eng _ 480-966-1388 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Design & Build Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Sonic Tool & Gage _______480-777-1789 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Tooling Powder Coating Powill Manufacturing ____ 623-780-4100 AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Sonic Tool & Gage _______480-777-1789

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

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Certiied Cerakote Applicator

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

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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 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 Boltʼs Metallizing _______602-244-2432 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Controlled Thermal Techʼy __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 Heat Treating/ Aerospace Boltʼs Metallizing _______602-244-2432 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Phoenix Heat Treating ____602-258-7751 Heat Treating/ISO9001/ AS9100 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630

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Mark Musgrove Your Precision Partner

1317 W. 21st Street, Tempe, AZ 85282 p: 480.517.0233 c: 602.763.7811 f: 480.517.0253 Your Precision Partner

3422 West Wilshire Drive Phoenix, AZ 85009

602 278 6704 602 278 6717 Fax

Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/ Aluminum HeatTreating Boltʼs Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Phoenix Heat Treating ___ 602-258-7751 HONING/LAPPING Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 IDENTIFICATION Labels & Bar Code EPSI______________714-256-8950 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Ace Laser ___________480-924-3232 B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260

Challenger Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Datum Inspection ______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services (NDT) Semiray Aero. Testing _____602-275-1917 Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. American Global Standards_ 617-838-4648 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc ________ 623-939-4412 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 ISO Registrar American Global Standards_ 617-838-4648 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Liquid Penetrant Semiray ____________602-275-1917 Process Improvement/ Audit 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

INSPECTION Calibration Washington Calibration ___ 480-820-0506 Inspection, First Article Datum Inspection ______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol ____ 480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services Arizona Wire & Tool _____ 480-813-1002 A Z METALWORKER • 96 • May/June 2014

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 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 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 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 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 JBʼs 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



96 Sept/Oct


Swami Subramanian

860 East 46th Street, Tucson AZ 85713 520-624-5628 • Cell 602-418-2171• Fax 520-624-5636 •



Satowfi ____________480-374-5706 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 GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 Group Mfg Serv. _______ 480-966-3952 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Janʼs Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 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 800-280-2278 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC______ 480-239-8254 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 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 Fives _____________909-263-9282 Flex-Pro ___________ 623-581-0551 Foresight Technologies ____480-967-0080 GHT Services__________480-396-1800 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 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Janʼs Inc.____________480-833-7305 JBʼs 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 Cru 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 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 GHT Services__________480-396-1800 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 Hogan Manufacturing_____ 623-463-1939 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 Keller Precision _______ 928-279-8919 97 ••97 May/June 2014 • May/June 2014


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 Stewart Precision Mfg _____623-492-9400 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 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 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 Machʼg _ 623-581-6200 Fives _____________909-263-9282 Flex-Pro ___________ 623-581-0551 Foresight Technologies ____480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 Glover Precision , Inc. _____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325 HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 JBʼs 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 Stewart Precision Mfg _____623-492-9400 Sun Tech__________ 480-921-1665 Toolcraft of Phoenix ___ 623-435-5405 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

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Machining: Production GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 HPMP ____________ 801-619-9850 Machining: Prototype A A T C ____________602-268-1467 Absolute Turning & Machine 520-624-5628 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 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 GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ___ 480-464-0150 Hogan Manufacturing____ 623-463-1939 HPMP ____________ 801-619-9850 HPMP ____________ 801-619-9850 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Janʼs 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 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 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 Wright Prototype ______ 541-619-2760 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC_____ 480-239-8254 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine928-778-4800 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 Fives ____________ 909-263-9282 Flex-Pro __________ 623-581-0551 GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 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

Office: 480.306.7748 4221 E. Raymond Str. Fax: 480.306.7769 Suite #103 Phoenix, AZ 85040 Dennis Reynolds

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

Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 RMG Machining _______ 623-582-6544 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Siro Machining ________480-512-1467 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 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 HPMP _____________801-619-9850 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 Machʼg__ 623-581-6200 HPMP ____________ 801-619-9850 JBʼs Precision Ind _____ 623-581-9088 LAYKE, Inc. ________ 602-272-2654 Matrix Machine ______ 480-966-4451 Micro-Tronics, Inc _____ 602-437-8995 PGI _____________505-884-5782 RMG Machining _______ 623-582-6544 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Ace Laser ___________480-924-3232 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine928-778-4800 Allfab Engineering _____ 602-437-0497 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 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 MANUFACTURING Abrams Airborne Mfg ___ 520-887-1727 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine928-778-4800

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 Boltʼs Metallizing _______602-244-2432 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 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 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 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Phosphate Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Powder Coating AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 East Valley Powdercoat ____ 480-215-2461 LA Specialties _________602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 99• •99 May/June 2014 • May/June 2014


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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 Louieʼs 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 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 Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109 Electroless Nickel Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109 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

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Tin / Zinc Plate Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I. _____________ 714-256-8950 Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109 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 Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109 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 Louieʼs 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 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Boltʼs Metallizing _______602-244-2432 Empire Precision Mach.__ 480-633-4580 SPRINGS Flat and Wire Springs AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 SPRINGWORKS Utah ____ 801-298-0113 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

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

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

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 WASHERS Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 AERO Spring & Mfg Co __ 602-243-4329 PVB Fabrications ____ 520-623-3529 Stellar Machining & Fab _480-961-3075 WIRE FORMS AERO Spring & Mfg Co __ 602-243-4329 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 Welding: Enclosures SPRINGWORKS Utah _____ 801-298-0113 Allfab Engineering _____ 602-437-0497 WELDING Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 Allfab Engineering ______602-437-0497 Welding: Design Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 APMI ____________ 480-668-0024 Welding: Orbital Arrow Sheet Metal_______303-427-6419 L&W Fluid ________ 602-323-2560 AzMark __________ 480-926-8969 Welding: Robotic B&B Fabrication & Machine__623-271-6855 B&B Fabrication & Machine_ 623-271-6855 Bell Steel __________ 480-833-5538 Welding: Spot BID Machine, Inc _____ 480-892-7304 Nelson Engineering _____ 602-273-7114 Continental Machining __800-777-2483 Welding: Tig Creedbilt Inc _______ 623-939-8119 Allfab Engineering _____ 602-437-0497 DT Products Metal Fabrication 928-776-4129 Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 Empire Precision Mach.__ 480-633-4580 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Group Mfg. Serv _____ 480-966-3952 Cutting Edge Mfg ______ 480-609-7233 Howell Precision________623-582-4776 FutureWeld _________ 602-437-2426 Janʼs Inc.____________480-833-7305 Janʼs Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 K-zell Metals, Inc. ____602-232-5882 Stellar Machining & Fab _480-961-3075 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______602-267-7575 McFarland Machine & Eng __480-966-1388 Your Business Card Here In Precision Metalworks __602-455-9575 The Buyers Guide. It’s Good Precision Metal Products _ 408-699-5037 For Business. Pure-Logic Industries _____480-892-9395 PVB Fabrications _____520-623-3529 Reach Over 8500 Decision Quality Mold ________ 480-892-5480 Makers Scriven Precision _____ 480-961-9775 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 And Just $260 For The Whole Year. Stellar Machining & Fab _ 480-961-3075 Val-Tech Mfg __________480-966-7376 Call 602.412.7696 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 X5 Manufacturing _______602-454-7385 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800

TAPPING Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 TUBING Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 Assembly Formed Tubing RMG Machining _______ 623-582-6544 B&B Fabrication & Machine__ 623-271-6855 Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 TESTING Service & Sales _______ 480-968-9084 Testing: Flow / Target Formed Tubing Semiray Aero. Testing ____ 623-842-3030 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____602-243-4329 Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure B&B Fabrication & Machine__ 623-271-6855 FutureWeld _________ 602-437-2426 Pilkington Metal Finishing___801-972-2146 Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Semiray Aero. Testing ____ 623-842-3030 Large Diam. Pipe & Tubing Trepanning Specialties ___ 562-633-8110 THERMAL SPRAY Boltʼs Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 Tube Bending /Fabrication Controlled Thermal Techʼy __602-272-3714 Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Empire Precision Mach.__ 480-633-4580 K-zell Metals, Inc. ____ 602-232-5882 Service & Sales ______ 480-968-9084 THREADING WATER PURIF/ RECYC. Thread Grinding USFilter __________ 760-525-9930 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 WATERJET CUTTING Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys _ 800-237-2888 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Alpha Machine ________ 602-437-0322 Shaw Precision _______ 480-785-4925 Creedbilt Inc _______ 623-939-8119 Thread Rolling Flow International _____ 800-446-3569 Ron Grob Co. ________ 970-667-5320 Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 TOOL & DIE 3D Machine LLC_____ 480-239-8254 Janʼs Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Welding: Aerospace Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 MarZee Inc. ________ 602-269-5801 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 Anewco ___________ 520-751-1222


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3D Machine .............................90 Abrams Airborne Mfg.........................93 ABS Quality Evaluations.....................89 Absolute Machining & Turning........97 ACC Machinery.................................7,81 Accutech...............................................96 Ace Laser...............................................91 Adams Mach.....................11,53,81,104 Advanced Coordinate Tech............82 Advanced Metal Fab & Machine.......101 Advanced Metal Sales........................87 Advanced Precision............................88 AEI Fabrication....................................35 Aero Spring & Mfg .............................92 Aero Tech ............................................97 Aerodyne Alloys.............................24,86 Airtek....................................................85 Alerus Bank & Trust ..................... 34,88 AllFab Engineering.............................93 Almar Tools.........................................84 Alpha Machine....................................99 American Aerospace.......................... 91 American Auctioneers Group .... 16,89 AMTS....................................................88 Anewco................................................95 Anmark ................................................94 AP Industrial ......................................100 Apache Gear........................................93 Apache Steel .......................................85 APMI .....................................................90 Arcas Machine Inc. .............................96 Arizona Finishing................................94 Arizona Hard Chrome .......................94 Arizona Wire Spec .............................90 Arizona Wire Tool............................100 Arrow Sheet Metal.............................93 ARTL .....................................................90 Auer Precision.....................................93 Automatics & Machinery Co ............ 81 Ayers Gear & Mach ............................90 AZ CNC............ 8,9,47, 65,73,81, 84,86 AZMARK ..............................................99 AZ Metals....................................... 74,84 AZ Tool Steel.......................................86 B&B Fabrication & Machine.............92 B&B Tool .............................................87 B & T Tool & Engr..............................85 Backerworks Mfg...............................97 .......................74 Bank of Arizona..................................86 Barry Metals...................................36,86 Bar-S Machine Inc ..............................90 Barton International ................... 52,82 Bell Steel ..............................................92 BID Machine, Inc ................................92 Blaser....................................................86 Blue Streak Grinding ................... 40,93 BMSC ........................................48,49,92 Bolt’s Metallizing, Inc ........................96 Bralco Metals ...........................14,84,85 Byington Steel Treating ....................94 CAID ..................................................... 91 Canyon State Oil..............................2,86 Cascade Systems.................................. 3 Cassavant Machining.........................98 Castrol...............................................2,86 CGS Technologies, Inc. .................... 92 Challenger Aerospace .......................95 Chemical Logic ...................................86 ChemResearch ...................................95 Chevalier.............................................. 41 Cimatron........................................ 22,89 CIS.........................................................90 CJ Mfg...................................................96 CNC Machinery ..................................83 Coast Aluminum..................................85 Coast Industrial Sales..........................89 Coastal Metals................................12,86 Coating Tech........................................80 Collins Metal Finishing.......................91 Consolidated Resources Inc........30,88 Continental Machining......................96 Controlled Thermal............................94 Creedbilt Inc........................................97 Cutting Tool Consultants..................83 CTE........................................................84 Cygnet Stamping & Fab....................99 A2Z METALWORKER

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D & R Mchy.........................17,61,81,87 DCM Tech....................................42,82 Datum Inspection............................94 Daum Commercial......................40,89 Delcam..............................................92 Desert Fire........................................95 Desert EDM Sales...........................84 Dolphin............................................90 DM Machine Repair ....................... 88 DT Products Metal Fabrication .54,93 East Valley Powdercoat..................99 East Valley Precision.......................99 Ebbco Inc. ....................................... 82 Echols Saw & Supply.......................81 Edge Technologies......................... 84 EDM Express........................ 62-63,92 EDM Network............................56,85 EDM Perform Access...................... 86 EDM Tech........................................ 92 Ellison Machinery .. 5,70-71,75,81,83 Empire Precision Mach. ..................97 EPSI. .................................................99 Evans Precision Mach’g.................. 93 Exactitude ....................................... 95 Excaliber Precision ..........................91 Fine Line Fabricating Inc................ 93 Fine Line Laser Cutting ..................99 Fives................................................. 82 Flex-Pro.............................................97 Flow Corp.........................................81 Foresight Technologies ..................91 Fry Fabrications ..............................90 Fry Steel Co..................................... 85 FutureWeld .......................... 20,91,93 Ganesh Machinery.....................45,83 Gartman Tech Services ...........64,100 Geiger Electric Inc .......................... 82 GoSynergy Petroleum .....................57 GHT Services LLC................. 58-59,90 Gilbert Metal Stamping..................90 Gilbert Precision Machine...............97 Gladhill Assoc.............................52,95 Global EDM Supply ........................ 84 Glover Precision, Inc....................... 95 GMA Garnet .................................... 86 GMN USA....................................68,84 Gold Tech Industries .................50,95 Grindworks ......................................91 Group Manufacturing .................... 92 Hangsterfers ................................... 85 Harschco ........................................94 Haynes Intl ...................................... 85 Helical Solutions............................. 88 Helm Precision................................ 52 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding...... 92 HK Machining ................................. 96 Hogan Manufacturing.................... 98 Hollie Perlow ..................................89 Horizon Carbide .............................90 Houghton........................................84 Howell Precision ....................... 66,91 HPMP .............................................100 HydMech......................................... 15 IEC Supply LLC................................84 Ind. Metal Supply ......................76,86 Ind.Tool Die .................................... 95 Infinisys ......................................91,95 Infor .................................................89 Innovative Cutting Tools ............... 84 Innovative Cutting Solutions.........99 Integrated Systems Inc ................100 IPE Aerospace ................................. 33 IRH ...................................................90 ISMG .................................................81 ITDE ................................................. 95 Jan’s Inc............................................ 96 J B’s Prec Ind.....................................95 JD Ellen .............................................95 JD Machine.......................................90 Jemelco Inc.......................................88 Jill Norgaard......................................89 Jorgenson ........... ............................83 JWB Manufacturing ........................ 94 K D Capital .......................................81 Keller Precision ................................97 Kerley Corp ..................................... 83 KLK................................................... 96

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Klontech Indus. Sales ......................81 KMT Waterjet ..................................82 K-Zell Metals, Inc. ............................92 Kurt Manufacturing Co. ..................86 Kwik Mark Inc..................................82 L&W Machine Co. ...........................95 LA Specialties ............................. 66,95 Las Cruces Machine.........................97 Layke Inc ..........................................91 Layke Tactical ..................................89 Leap Innovation...............................89 Leavitt Group ...................................88 Lights Out Electric ...........................88 Lindel Engineering ..........................96 Lone Arrow ......................................84 Louie’s Black Oxide ................... 92,94 Louie’s Gun Finishing......................94 Lynch Brothers.................................94 Lynden Intl. ......................................90 Machinery Sales.............................. 83 Magnum Prec.............19,79,81-83,89 Makino ........................................23,81 Marshall Tool & Supply ..................87 MarZee ..................................44,85,93 Masic Industries ..............................95 Matrix Machine ..........................90,91 May Foundry....................................93 McFarland Machine.........................97 MC Machinery ........................... 31,84 Medford Knife & Tool............... 38-39 Mesa Machinery ........................ 54,83 Metalcraft Inc...................................95 Metal Finishing Systems .................29 Metal Processing Intl.......................97 Metals Eng & Testing Labs .............88 Methods West .................................83 Micro-Tronics ..................................91 Micro 100................................... 24,86 Micropulse West ...............1,26-27,90 Midaco Corp ....................................91 Milco Wire EDM/Waterjet ..............91 Milne.................................................88 Moore Tool & Equip .......................83 Morsch Machine..............................90 National Bank of Arizona................89 National Grinding & Mfg. ...............93 Nelson Engineering................... 42,92 Nichols Precision .............................97 North-South ...............................25,84 OGP...................................................82 Omax Corp..................................73,81 Orion Registrar ................................95 Osborn Products ....................... 91,93 Pacific Metal Stampings..................97 Perfection Industrial Finishing .......98 Petroferm .........................................84 PGI.....................................................95 Phoenix Grinding.............................91 Phoenix Heat Treat .........................94 Phoenix Metal Fin. & Polishing ........94 Phoenix Metalcraft ..........................99 Phoenix Small Tool .........................87 Pilkington Metal Finishing............101 Pioneer Distributing Co. .................91 Powill Mfg ........................................94 Praxair Distribution .........................93 Precious Metal Plating. ...................95 Precise Metal Products ...................92 Precise Measurements LLC....... 77,88 Precision Casting Repair .................91 Precision Die & Stamping...............90 Precision Industrial Painting...........91 Precision Metalworks .................. 100 Precision Metal Products............. 100 Pro Precision ....................................93 Pure-Logic Industries.....................100 PVB Fabrications..............................91 QS Machinery...................................82 Qualichem, Inc.................................85 Quality Improvement Consulting...89 Quality Mold....................................93 Quick Turn Financial........................89 R&D Specialty Manco......................96 RB Machine.....................................101 RMG Machining..........................43,98 RMSS.................................................98 Road Machinery...............................99

Rocky Mountain Saw Blades........ ..82 Roentgen USA..................................82 Ron Grob..........................................96 Royal Products............................28,84 Roydent........................................60,85 RPM Industries.................................96 R.S. Hughes..................................31,84 S&S Machinery Sales ........................83 SA Recycling......................................87 S L Fusco............................................85 Samuel, Son & Co..................18,85,86 Sandvik Coromant...................... 83,89 Satowfi ..............................................96 Sav-On Plating...................................98 Savage Machine ......................... 77,82 ..........................94,103 SBG Capital........................................87 Scriven Precision Fab. ......................90 Semiray ....................................... 74,96 Service & Sales............................... 100 Setco Spindles & Slides ...................86 Shaw Precision Grind’g ....................92 Southwest Powder ...........................94 Siro Machining..................................99 SolidCAM..................................... 28,89 Sonic Tool & Gage............................94 Southwest Electronic Hardware ... 49,84 Southwest Fastener .........................84 Southwest Powder ...........................94 Southwest Spindle Service ..............87 Southwest Swiss Precision ..............96 Southwest Tool & Die Services.......92 Southwest Waterjet-Laser ...............99 SPRINGWORKS Utah..................... 100 St Vrain ..............................................97 Star Metal Fluids......... 13,82,85,87,88 State Technology..............................85 Steel Services Grind’g..................76,91 Stellar Machining & Fab Inc.............95 Sterling Fabrication Technology...........94 Stewart Precision Manufacturing .........92 Sun Grinding ............................... 46,93 Sun Tech......................................... 100 Superior Grinding.............................94 Sustaining Edge Solutions ..........10,87 TCI Precision Metals................... 51,85 TMM Precision............................ 90,93 T.S.M. Mach. ...............................45,81 TechMark ..........................................93 TechShop ..........................................89 Temtco Steel.....................................85 The Metal Man............................ 90,93 The Werks C&C ................................86 Thompson Machine .........................92 Tipco Punch ................................... 100 TMI (GibbsCAM) ...............................88 Toolcraft of Phoenix.........................96 Tornquist Machinery........................82 Total Quality Sys...............................85 Tornos ......................................... 21,82 Trepanning Specialties.....................98 Triad...................................................69 Trusty-Cook ................................ 37,83 Tube Service .....................................85 TVT Die Casting .......................... 44,93 TW Metals .........................................86 U S Shop Tools ........................... 33,84 Ulbrich of CA............................... 55,85 Ultimate Machinery..........................97 United Performance Metals .......... 50,85 Universal Laser Systems Inc ................82 Uni-Tek ..............................................95 Val-Tech Mfg .....................................92 VonRuden ................................... 86,88 Washington Cal. ........................94 Wayco Sales Inc ................................92 WC Machine & Tool.........................92 Weiser/Mile High Precision .............93 Western Cast Parts ...........................90 Western Sintering Co.................... 100 Western States Metal.......................88 Whitley Machine ........................93 Wire-Tech..........................................92 Wrico ........................................... 68,92 Wright Prototype .............................91 X5.......................................................92 Yamazen USA......................... 29,67,87

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12 station turningtool turret with tool monitoring system

Your Hometown Machine Tool Dealer Serving Arizona and New Mexico Since 1967.

Fanuc 31i-A controller



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Looking for speed…power…precision…quick setups…conversational programming, all in a more about the Pu rugged, budget-beating VMC? Whatever you need, look for Doosan’s Mynx or DNMLearn to have it. Mynx – models 5400, 6500 or 7500

• For parts up to 60 x 30 x 24.6 inches • Spindle motors from 20 to 40 HP and speeds to 12,000 rpm • CAT 40 and 50 with Big Plus Dual Contact Spindle • Rapid Traverse Rate 1,181 ipm DNM – models 400, 500, 650 or 750

• For parts up to 85 x 30 x 25.6 inches • Spindle motors from 15 to 30 HP and speeds to 15,000 rpm • CAT 40 taper with Big Plus Dual Contact Spindle • Rapid Traverse Rate 1,889 ipm

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Celebrating 45 Years And they’re from Doosan, with more than 30 years’ experience building tough machines forHometown the toughest Machine jobs. as Your Too

Southwest Edition May-June 2014  

The A2Z Metalworker Regional Manufacturing Magazines are a business development tool for Precision U.S. Manufacturing! The A2Z Metalworker’s...

Southwest Edition May-June 2014  

The A2Z Metalworker Regional Manufacturing Magazines are a business development tool for Precision U.S. Manufacturing! The A2Z Metalworker’s...