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Editors Corner “The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.” Lee Iacocca Some of us see times changing and some of us will change as we need to meet the times. I talked with a shop owner who told me he bought his first machine in 1990. He also told me fast back then; 10,000 RPM, is slow by today’s standards.This progressive shop owner said his 1990 machine still works but for the intricate parts and assemblies he does today, he runs newer parts on 4 & 5 axis machines. He has embraced the times and purchased new faster equipment based in a cell environment, with loaders, pallets, and high tech software that continues to elevate today’s metalworking standards. Today manufacturing cells can run lights out 24 hours a day. Robots load the material into machines from pallets of material in automated bundles. Back in the good old days journeyman machinists ate and almost slept by their machines. There are still some that do. There are tool manufacturing companies out there now that boast they can take a carbide tool with perfected geometrical patterns and work in conjunction with high efficiency software to remove metal 7-10 times faster than old machining methods. 7-10 times faster material removal at higher RPMs, without distorting the parts shape? Yes, these companies can be seen at all the tooling shows, running their tools in great machines, with state of the art software, cutting material in a blur of speed, with perfection as their goal.Yes, unheard of speed and accuracy, pushing the very machinist’s handbook that is the bible of the machining industry to new heights. Manufacturing cycle times are faster, with higher efficiencies, less set ups, less handling, with more output. We are holding on to the old ways, until the new ways are better. Times are changing and competition is tough.We will persevere and we will change to meet this challenge by opening up our minds to new, and possibly better ways of doing things. I encourage you all to try and attend the manufacturing shows coming up this year in the Pacific Northwest. A couple of them are showcased in this issue of the A2Z Metalworker; The Pacific Coast Machine Tool Expo in Santa Clara, 9-21 through 9-22-11. Another show is The Smart Map Expo in Pasco,WA, 9-28 through 9-29-11.We have a booth at each show and we would like to shake your hand and meet you all! Please come by and say hi.

Mazak Senior Managing Director Takashi (Tak) Yamazaki Dedicates The New Mazak Southwest Technology Center to Customers. This Month’s Shop Profile. Announcements/Releases.................... 6-7 Shop Profile....................................1,18-19 Feature Articles.............................24-25,30 Buyers Guide Equipment.................. 39-42 Buyers Guide Processes.................... 43-45 Card Gallery...................................... 39-45 Index Of Advertisers.............................. 46 Editorial................................. Throughout

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TVT Die Casting named as General Dynamics Canada’s 2010 Most Improved Supplier of the Year Over the course of 2010 TVT Die Casting demonstrated the ability to convert low to medium volume, high tolerance die castings to meet GD Canada’s stringent specifications. TVT exceeded expectations and significantly contributed to GD A2Z METALWORKER

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Canada’s success in 2010, through reducing lead times, and mitigating risk on the MRAP prototype. TVT’s customer focused relationship with GD Canada provided opportunities in the deployment of capacity flexibility and scalable operations by adding two new Vertical Machine Centers in anticipation of the MRAP demand. From an overall performance perspective TVT incorporated process controls at each manufacturing phase with SPC controls that produced significant results that included a 100% incoming acceptance rate, and a 98.75% manufacturing acceptance rate in GD Canada. GD Canada SCM Feedback-Supplier Engineer Specialist: “The strong relationship with TVT resulted in mutual trust that contributes to the success of each” Commodity Manager: “Agile and very accommodating in support of GDC success. Full commitment from TVT Management that ensured success on the MRAP Program – 100% on time and quality plus thousands of dollars $ in cost avoidance”

Delcam’s FeatureCAM certified for Autodesk Inventor 2012 Delcam is pleased to announce that its FeatureCAM range of featurebased CAM software products has been certified by the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program for Autodesk Inventor 2012 mechanical design and engineering software. A demonstration showing how the two programs work together can be seen on Delcam TV at This program certifies that FeatureCAM software applications have been tested by Autodesk engineers to ensure that they meet the highest standards set for robustness, quality and interoperability with the latest version of Inventor, the industry’s leading Digital Prototyping software that enables engineers to design, visualise and simulate products before they are built. “Our relationship with Autodesk is very strong and offers a huge benefit to our customers, who can open Inventor parts seamlessly in FeatureCAM, with no loss of data or concerns about translation errors,” added Tom McCollough, Vice President of Development for FeatureCAM. “The certification program gives our customers the confidence of knowing that FeatureCAM has been rigorously tested by Autodesk and found to perform to the highest standards.” The FeatureCAM family offers a comprehensive range of programs for milling, turning, wire EDM and mill-turn, all with the same easy-to-use interface style to minimise training times. The software incorporates a unique combination of feature-based and knowledgebased functionality that makes programming faster and easier than any other CAM system.

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General Atomics is being awarded a $13,721,224 cost plus fixed fee contract for the purchase of 8 Linux processors, 41 improved display When Secretary Gates control announced funding cutsthe last kits andDefense associated sparesRobert for theM. ground stations under month, some in the defense industry shuddered. But for others, the Predator/Reaper program. announced cuts will generate new opportunities to revitalize older systems. Work will be performed at Poway, Calif. One bid was solicited and one bid was received.The contracting activity is ASC/WIIK,WrightIt’s not unusual for a program termination to refocus attention on an older Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (FA8620-05-G-3028 002511) program, but analysts said this shift may become more common as the Pentagon’s budget tightens and it is forced to work with the equipment it already owns. Aerojet General Corporation of Rancho

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internal components, support for first article inspection of warheads on large-scale repair and modernization of older equipment, Harrison added. “As a result, we still have . and . . this lagging needcontrol to recapitalize manufactured on steel mandrels configuration boards. large force,” he said. Workparts willofbeour performed at Rancho Cordova, Calif. At this time, $15,571,424 has been obligated. The defense industry, keeping a close eye on programs vulnerable to cancellation, is now positioning itself for these repair efforts.

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Data released by the California Solar Initiative (CSI) reveals some surprising trends. Namely, there are a handful of top dogs in solar manufacturing — the brands that over half of California homeowners seek out when they get solar estimates, compare specs and ultimately install. But not all of these brands are who you might expect. First, we see that BP Solar, a once-major player that captured a sizable chunk of installations for years, has fallen from grace.This is probably due to the oil spill disaster and internal complications (it’s hard to watch solar suffer in any form, but BP had it coming). That decline, however, paved the way for SunPower, Sharp and Kyocera Solar to reign king in 2010 and 2011. These three claimed 46% of all California installations thus far. So what makes these solar panels the most sought-after in all of California? For starters, SunPower, Sharp and Kyocera are industry veter-

ans. Having been founded in 1985, 1959 and 1963, respectively, each dove into solar innovation and continued to perfect their processes. What’s more, SunPower and Kyocera have both achieved world records for solar panel efficiencies. That, plus their established reputations in solar (solar panels as we know them are still fairly new, after all), have built trust in the eyes of even the most discerning homeowners. Chinese manufacturers are slowly gaining market share.Yingli Green Energy rose from ninth place (tracked since 2006) to fifth in 2010. Suntech Power is also sitting pretty at fourth. CSI measured the data based on the number of applications they received for solar rebates. It’s a close analysis, considering that virtually all solar homeowners want to cash in on rebates and incentives (or rather, must cash in on them to make the costs affordable). A2Z METALWORKER

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designs will also help the company challenge ARM Holdings for a share of the mobile and tablet computing market, from which Intel has been largely absent.

Media reports generally characterized Intel’s new, three-dimensional transistor design as a radical and groundbreaking achievement in chip manufacturing. Several sources mentioned that the reduced energy consumption could help Intel grab a share of the smartphone and tablet computing market, while simultaneously maintaining its position as the predominant supplier of chips for PCs and servers. It could also help the company in terms of graphics performance, where it is said to lag its major rivals. There was also wide mention of Moore’s Law, and how the 3-D design will likely help the industry hold to its predictions for some time to come.

While mainly designed for personal computers, the new technology could help Intel get its processors into phones and other batterypowered devices because it uses less power.

The AP reports Intel has unveiled “a three-dimensional transistor design” that will allow it to pack more transistors onto a single chip. “Analysts call it one of the most significant developments in silicon transistor design since the integrated circuit was invented in the 1950s.” The new design “opens the way for faster smartphones, lighter laptops and a new generation of supercomputers - and possibly for powerful new products engineers have yet to dream up.” Reuters reports the new design relies on a new manufacturing process to produce the new chips, which have been code named Ivy Bridge. The company expects the chips to be available for personal computers and servers by the end of this year. The new chip A2Z METALWORKER


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Manufacturing Playing Key Role In Job Creation Joel Kotkin writes in the Forbes “New Geographer” blog, “Manufacturing has grown consistently over the past 21 months, and now, for the first time in years, according to data mined by Pepperdine University’s Michael Shires, manufacturing regions are beginning to move up on our list of best cities for jobs.” The list includes “longsuffering Rust Belt cities” such as Anderson, Indiana andYoungstown, Ohio, as well as some more metropolitan cities “whose economies in other areas, such as business services, often depend on customers from the industrial sector.” EMSI economist Hank Robison noted that manufacturing and information technology “constitute a foundation upon which other sectors, like retail and government, depend on.”While manufacturing is not a prerequisite to strong economic growth, Kotkin writes, it is one of the key aspects for many regions of the US.

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Mazak Thanks Its Loyal Customers with The Lastest Technology Center Opening!

Mazak Corporation just celebrated the grand opening of their new Southwest Technology Center, in Houston,Texas. The new Technology Center, housed in an expansive 30,000 square foot facility, on 4.5 acres of land owned by Mazak, is designed to support manufacturing in all industries, with a focus on the energy industry. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was a gala event, attended by hundreds. Mazak Senior Managing Director Takashi (Tak) Yamazaki (featured on the front cover) traveled from Japan to open the ceremony, and customers, suppliers and employees were treated to demonstrations of some of the latest Mazak machinery, followed by an exquisite luncheon. But this isn’t Texas. This is the Pacific Northwest. And, still, the message bears repeating, if you didn’t attend the Mazak Southwest Technology Center Grand Opening. Mazak is growing, and it is continuously expanding its United States presence. Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation, says, “Even during the economic downturn, we continued to invest in our Regional Technology Centers and in our US manufacturing facility, located in Florence, Kentucky.” He continued, “Just last year, we invested $13 million in expanding our Kentucky manufacturing facility with additional space and technology upgrades. Additional investment is planned for this year, with the installation of another VERSATECH V-140N 5-axis double column machining center for large part production, along with a Mazak Optonics cell with three laser fabrication centers to improve productivity of sheet metal parts.” In fact, Mazak is growing its machine tool manufacturing output in the United States. Today they produce over 100 models at their A2Z METALWORKER

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Florence, Kentucky plant, and project to reach a monthly output of 130 machine tools per month by the close of Q2 2011. Brian says, “We have further refined and improved our Production on Demand system to become extremely responsive to real time customer needs. Additionally, a high level of vertical integration allows us tremendous control in reacting to market conditions. With the present value of the dollar, we will be exporting more machines in futures months from our Florence plant, as well as building for domestic manufacturers.” At Mazak, continuous training and development of their workforce has created a “lean” culture, which has enabled continued growth in the United States. Mazak maintains eight technology centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to its customers. Their centers include: • National Technology Center/North Central Headquarters Florence, KY • Southeast Headquarters/Technology Center, Suwanee, GA • Northeast Headquarters,Windsor Locks, CT • Southwest Headquarters/Energy ServicesTechnology Center, Houston,TX • Western Headquarters/Aerospace Technology Center, Gardena, CA • Midwest Headquarters/Technology Center, Schaumburg, IL • Mexico Technology Center, Monterrey, Mexico • Canada Technology Centre Cambridge, Ontario All Technology Centers share these resources: • The latest Mazak machine tool technology installed and running to develop and test new process solutions.

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Hear From Customers in The Pacific Northwest! “We have had Mazak machines since 1990 and they are still running! We own a machine shop in OR and we now have 14 Mazak machines.We really feel that maintaining the same line of machines in our business is a formula that works and helps keep down time to a minimum. We believe in the Mazak philosophy of One & Done.We pick up a part once and utilize Mazak robotics, loaders, and pallets for lights out operation. We get paid for parts, not by how many times we touch the parts.We have invested in Mazak’s cellular manufacturing to minimize set ups and down time. I picked Mazak because many years ago, when I was first getting started, all the other guys did not take me seriously, but Machine Toolworks did. Gary Anderegg helped me with my first machine and helped me as my business grew and this is true customer service.To this day the customer service I receive is the same, great. Mazak cares about my business and their dealers live it every day.” Machine Shop Owner “My philosophy is to procure the latest in technolgy, whether it is in machinery or software. In the past we purchased some entry level machines, but we have outgrown them.Today, we purchase superior Mazak machines.We feel these are the best machines for our multi-task machining requirements. With the Mazaks, we can build to order, rather than carrying the huge burden of inventory.With the quick set-up capabilities we derive from the Mazaks, if a customer needed 20 parts, in 5 part lots, we might have had to build all 20, and then inventory 15. With rapid set-up, we can build to the customer’s requirements of 5 at a time.This is a huge savings for our company, and we still achieve our customers’ delivery schedules.” Machine Shop General Manager For more information on Mazak Machines, contact WA & OR contact Ian Quarders 206-575-3390, IQuarders@


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Boeing Looks To Plug Gaps In C-17 Production Boeing remains confident of bolstering its C-17 backlog with additional international sales on top of the expected order from India, despite the challenges of maintaining unit cost in the face of reduced production rates, possible gaps in the delivery stream and no new U.S. Air Force orders. Although the company is in the midst of a planned drawdown of production from 15 to 10 per year, “the goal is to maintain the same price,” says Tommy Dunehew, C-17 business development vice president. Despite this being a challenging target, additional international business should help to balance the books and fill potential gaps as the company looks to stabilize at the reduced rate in 2012, Dunehew adds. Boeing says the Indian government is “going through the final steps” toward confirming its order for 10 aircraft, with the first expected to be delivered at the end of 2012. Part of the issue with the order has always been how to maintain the Long Beach assembly line while meeting the Indian air force’s stretched-out delivery requirements of five aircraft per year, with deliveries at roughly two-month intervals. “We’re out there looking for customers to fill those gaps, and we have another couple of them out there,” Dunehew says. “It’s looking pretty good.” Based on the existing production profile, and depending on the out-

come of talks over other customer deliveries planned for next year, the U.S. Air Force is set to receive its final C-17 in September 2012. Overall, Boeing is under contract to deliver 223 to the Air Force, of which 210 have so far been handed over.The initial availability of slots on the production line for new orders means Boeing could release aircraft for delivery “in about a year or so from now for an existing customer,” or in 2013 if it’s a “brand new” customer, Dunehew says. Aside from India, additional international C-17 orders are in the cards from Kuwait, which has a letter of request for a single aircraft announced last September, plus an additional two held as options by Qatar. “Interest in Southeast Asia is growing, and there’s more in the Middle East,” says Mark Kronenberg, Boeing vice president of international business development. Based on the supplementary purchases by Australia and the U.K., two of the three original “ABC” international customers along with Canada, he adds, “I’d not rule out any more of the ABCs acquiring extra aircraft.” Boeing commented on future prospects for additional sales as the United Arab Emirates took delivery of the first of six C-17s on May 10. The UAE will receive three more C-17s during 2011, and two in 2012. The latest aircraft will become the 232nd C-17 in service and the 22nd to be delivered to an international customer. Other overseas deliveries set for this year include a fifth C-17 to Australia. Excluding pending orders from India, Kuwait and others, the remaining backlog now stands at 21.This represents around two year’s worth of production at the new rate. A2Z METALWORKER

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Fastener Suppliers Ramp Up for Boeing’s Dreamliner Orders for titanium fastener materials are up. Demand for nickel and stainless aerospace fasteners is also rising. Why? Credit Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Anticipated build rates, reports Design News, are driving order activity with primary suppliers such as Carpenter Technology, Alcoa Fastening Systems, and Allegheny Technologies building inventories. Rather than rivets, the composite-body aircraft features lightweight specialty fasteners. Dreamliner build rates could reach 10 per month by 2013.

BAE Systems Delivers 20,000th Warning Sensor to Protect Military Aircraft BAE Systems has delivered its 20,000th warning sensor for U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and allied aircraft missile warning systems, an achievement made possible by teaming with the Navy NAVAIR program office, and prime contractor ATK. BAE Systems has been a key supplier to ATK since 1998, providing sensor components for the AN/AAR-47 missile warning systems as part of the ongoing Navy roadmap of airborne protection and system improvements for the Navy, Air Force, Army, and foreign allied fleets. The laser detection sensors provide critical warning systems for surfaceto-air and air-to-air missile threats. “ATK values the work of BAE Systems, and all of our suppliers, in providing safe, reliable, dependable products that our customers can count on to defend their aircraft and, more importantly, their lives,” said Bill Kasting, vice president of ATK Defense Electronics Systems.

U.S. claims victory in Airbus-Boeing case Europe will have to trim its support for the Airbus conglomerate after a World Trade Organization panel upheld U.S. allegations that the company benefitted from improper government subsidies. The ruling by a WTO appeals board marks a final step in a protracted battle between the U.S. and Europe over government support for Boeing and Airbus, which make the bulk of the world’s passenger jets and are fierce competitors. Loans from France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain aided development of half a dozen Airbus models and “caused serious prejudice to the interests of the United States,” theWTO found. “The effect of the subsidies was to displace exports of Boeing” airplanes from key markets such as China, South Korea, Australia and Europe. U.S. officials called the decision a “definitive victory” that will require Europe to recast its launch aid program. Although U.S. officials said little can be done to recapture sales of planes lost over decades of subsidies, they said the ruling could force Airbus to pay higher interest on government loans used to develop its A380 aircraft, a next-generation jet that is competing with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

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in accordance with the Nunn-McCurdy statute. The recertification is expected within 60 days of the cost-overrun notification. Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter is scheduled to review the Global Hawk during a Defense Acquisition Board meetingrecently. A large part of the Global Hawk overrun is a result of the Pentagon’s decision to halve the projected buy of 22 Block 40 aircraft, which are designed to carry the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) active, electronically scanned array radar optimized for ground surveillance. Other factors contributing to the overrun include the cost of handling diminishing manufacturing sources and the establishment of depot activities for the Global Hawk’s sensors, according to the notification letter sent to Congress by Air Force Secretary Michael Donley. Meanwhile, the Pentagon testing community is expected to finalize a report on the initial operational test and evaluation phase soon. A2Z METALWORKER

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Ask Tony VanDeWalker, President of Hilton Tool out of Clackamas, Oregon, what separates his company from many of the other shops out there, and he’ll tell you that the quality and efficiency that the company has achieved since opening up in 1982 is exactly what has kept them going through these recent economic times. Ask him what the secret behind that quality and efficiency is and he’ll plainly tell you that you’re only as good as the equipment you work with and the people operating it. Hilton Tool’s specialty has long been their mastery of Injection Molding, Tool and Die, and Die Cast Molds, however the team up there in the Pacific Northwest has been just as successful in perfecting the art of High Speed Milling, Production Wire work, and High Tolerance Machining. The Hilton facility now features everything from Surface Grinders to EDM Machines A2Z METALWORKER

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While many shops are ready and willing to take your file and fumble through the task of producing your part, Hilton boasts an in-house engineering team that is one of the best in the business and has allowed them to work with their customer’s files and design teams so that parts are not only turned around quickly, but correctly the first time, everytime. This type of one-on-one consultation and teamwork around every project that comes through the door is what has had clients coming back year after year for nearly three decades now. With many production facilities struggling to stay afloat during the current economic period, VanDeWalker recognized an opportunity to attract some of the best individuals in the industry. Hilton took quick advantage of the influx of qualified engineers and machine operators now available and built an allstar squad in Clackamas.

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North South Machinery’s Chris Gendusa worked closely with VanDeWalker on helping to support Hilton’s development of high quality Wire EDM work in particular. It quickly became apparent that the quality that Hilton was known for would require a machine capable of delivering such. Enter a couple of Mitsubishi’s finest: the model FX10 Wire, as well as FA20S Wire EDM. Well known in the industry for not only being unbelievably reliable, but also incredibly precise, Mitsubishi and Hilton Tool seemed a perfect fit in terms of overall approach to the business of machining. To get in touch with the team over at Hilton Tool, please visit their website at or contact them via telephone at 503.657.9312. A2Z METALWORKER

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Bloomberg News reports, “Once-ailing manufacturers are enjoying a robust rebound as cost-saving moves from job cuts to a greater reliance on technology help drive stronger-than-forecast growth.” James Paulsen of Wells Capital Management “predicts the industry will set the pace for US expansion and the American stock market during this decade” as part of a possible “manufacturing renaissance.” Paulsen explained that the US manufacturers that survived the downturn became lean and efficient in the process, and as such are well-positioned for success in the future. This brighter future is increasingly reliant on developing markets overseas. In an analysis for the National Journal, Jim Tankersley wrote that, almost immediately after the news of higher unemployment claims broke came the news from the Labor Department of better than expected job gains. In light of this, he writes, “the recovery doesn’t seem as imperiled – just, well, uneven.” Many experts say job gains are a good measure of the overall economy, but signals have been mixed.

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Intel CEO Says Apple Has Large Impact On Company Planning Reuters reports Apple Inc has a large impact on Intel’s strategic planning, according to Tom Kilroy, a senior vice president at the chipmaker. According to Reuters, there is some prestige in being selected for inclusion in Apple’s products given their reputation and desirability among consumers. Saying the company was unconcerned about losing Apple’s support to competitor ARM because of Intel’s focus on processing power, Kilroy simultaneously added that Intel was focused on making less energyintensive processors as it seeks to expand into mobile devices. Reuters notes that the PC market is in a period of upheaval as companies experiment with new operating systems and devices. A2Z METALWORKER

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J&M Machine, located in Renton,Washington, is one of Boeing’s A+ students. The company, celebrating its 10th year in business, was founded by Marjorie Langton and two partners.Today, the company is owned by Marjorie (85%), and is a certified Woman-Owned Business. Her son Scott, a veteran, owns 15%. “Boeing is our largest customer”, Marjorie says, “and to retain our Silver Status, we must consistently build parts per drawing and build them on-time. We machine parts with tolerances of .001, and every source we use to complete parts must also be Boeing certified.”The company’s Boeing scores are 99.7% for quality and 99.8% for on-time delivery! Marjorie’s background in manufacturing is worthy of telling. She moved to Seattle more than 40 years ago, newly divorced and with small children. “My kids and I went to the library and researched accounting. I was good with numbers, so I applied for a bookkeeping job at a machine shop. I got the job, and moved up within the industry over the next 30 years to General Manager, and eventually CEO of large manufacturing companies. I retired just about a decade ago to begin my leisurely life!” Shortly after Marjorie retired, she was approached by 2 prior employees, both young men, to open a machine shop. “They asked me to participate since they needed funding and management experience”, Marjorie said. She continued, “and that is how J&M Machine, LLC was founded.” The catastrophic events of 9/11 changed everything for J&M, a newly formed machine shop. Marjorie says that her partners were young, and had families to support, and they had to leave the business to find other jobs. Marjorie bought them out, and survived through the next few difficult years with 4 employees, including herself. “All 4 of us are still here today, and our respective positions are president, shop foreman, quality manager and machinist”, Marjorie says. A2Z METALWORKER

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Early on as a new business owner, Marjorie knew that if she were to get coveted work from Boeing, she would have to demonstrate successful certification to ISO 9001/AS 9100. And so, back in her first year of ownership, Marjorie began writing her own quality manual. Once the manual was complete, Marjo- Dan Robinson, QA Mgr; Head Estimator,TalonVazquez; Marj; rie took it to Boeing for approval. “Back and Marj’s Son, ScottWallace, who was responsible for taking the company to the next level, the level of MBD/DPD approval. in 2001, there weren’t outside auditors. Boeing was our auditor, and a very fine gentleman, Gordy, at Boeing, approved tion, (5) Poor “Quality”, (6) Inventory and (7) us to make our first Boeing parts. “ Overproduction. Beginning 4 years ago, Boeing required 3rd party AS 9100 certification, and Marj needed to find an outside Registrar. “I called a number of machine shops, and learned that there wasn’t an ISO Registrar in all ofWashington. I received a few company names from companies outside of Washington, and Great Western Registrar was overwhelmingly the most highly recommended. That’s who I went with.” J&M’s first auditor from Great Western was Burt Gold. “I was so nervous about the audit”, Marj says, “because a 3rd party auditor could make or break us.We knew we were doing the right things for Boeing, but we didn’t know if this would be satisfactory for an outside auditing firm.” “In the first hour that Burt spent with us, he allayed all of our fears”, Marj said. “He was fantastic and knowledgeable”, she continued. Great Western’s Burt spent 2 and a half days to conduct the audit initial assessment, and the company passed easily with no majors and just a couple of minors that were easily remedied. “We learned a lot from the Great Western Registrar audit, and I credit Burt with helping us to reach even a higher level of performance. He recommended that we send an employee for “7R training”, which is, in essence, training for “wastes”. The 7R’s include (1) Waiting, (2) Transportation, (3) Processing Itself, (4) Mo-

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It has been known that plasmons decay and give up their energy in two ways; they either emit a photon of light or they convert the light energy into heat.The heating process begins when the plasmon transfers its energy to a single electron -- a ‘hot’ electron. Rice graduate student Mark Knight, lead author on the paper, together with Rice theoretical physicist Peter Nordlander, his graduate student Heidar Sobhani, and Halas set out to design an experiment to directly detect the hot electrons resulting from plasmon decay. Patterning a metallic nanoantenna directly onto a semiconductor to create a “Schottky barrier,” Knight showed that the infrared light striking the antenna would result in a hot electron that could jump the barrier, which creates an electrical current.This works for infrared light at frequencies that would otherwise pass directly through the device. “The nanoantenna-diodes we created to detect plasmon-generated hot electrons are already pretty good at harvesting infrared light and turning it directly into electricity,” Knight said. “We are eager to see whether this expansion of light-harvesting to infrared frequencies will directly result in higher-efficiency solar cells.”

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Measurement of ‘Hot’ Electrons Could Have Solar Energy Payoff; Nanoantennas Hold Promise for Infrared Photovoltaics “We’re merging the optics of nanoscale antennas with the electronics of semiconductors,” said lead researcher Naomi Halas, Rice’s Stanley C. Moore Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. “There’s no practical way to directly detect infrared light with silicon, but we’ve shown that it is possible if you marry the semiconductor to a nanoantenna.We expect this technique will be used in new scientific instruments for infrared-light detection and for higher-efficiency solar cells.” More than a third of the solar energy on Earth arrives in the form of infrared light. But silicon -- the material that’s used to convert sunlight into electricity in the vast majority of today’s solar panels -cannot capture infrared light’s energy. Every semiconductor, including silicon, has a “bandgap” where light below a certain frequency passes directly through the material and is unable to generate an electrical current. By attaching a metal nanoantenna to the silicon, where the tiny antenna is specially tuned to interact with infrared light, the Rice team showed they could extend the frequency range for electricity generation into the infrared. When infrared light hits the antenna, it creates a “plasmon,” a wave of energy that sloshes through the antenna’s ocean of free electrons.The study of plasmons is one of Halas’ specialties, and the new paper resulted from basic research into the physics of plasmons that began in her lab years ago. A2Z METALWORKER

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The AP reports Boeing “posted a bigger-than-expected profit on Wednesday and said it is on track to deliver the much-delayed 787 in the third quarter,” claiming that “95 percent of the flight tests” for the plane are now complete. Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said the challenge now would be ramping up production, a sentiment echoed by some analysts. Meanwhile, the company “also said it still expects to deliver the freighter version of its new 747-8 in mid-2011.” Furthermore, during the earnings report, McNerney “said that the hole that tore open on a Southwest Airlines flight of a Boeing 737 might have resulted from a ‘workmanship issue’ on that single plane, rather than a problem affecting multiple 737s.” The Wall Street Journal notes McNerney never mentioned when the 787 program would be profitable. But McNerney did say that Bowing would not have a “sharper view” on whether there would be a successor plane for the 737 before the end of the year.

Firearm Sales On The Rise The Wall Street Journal reports gun sales in the US increased nearly 13 percent in the first quarter of 2011, showing the gun industry’s largest year-over-year growth of the past three years. If the trend continues, the industry will see its most intense increase since 2008, according to the Federally tracked data. Federal background checks, such as NICS, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which is managed by the FBI, are tallied to track the data. NICS figures report a 15 percent increase in firearm sales in March 2011.

Boeing Cites Increased Interest In Super Hornet Boeing Co has seen increased interest in its Super Hornet fighter jet from potential international customers as Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has faced development and cost challenges, a Boeing executive said. “We have definitely gotten a lot more interest,” Chris Chadwick, president of Boeing Military Aircraft, told reporters. Chadwick said customers in Asia-Pacific have expressed interest in the F/A18E/F Super Hornet, a jet that can carry air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface weapons. He also said potential customers in the Middle East were looking at different versions of that fighter aircraft. Aerospace analysts have said Boeing’s Super Hornet could benefit from problems and delays with the F-35.

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London and Paris would need to each invest 500 million euros ($731.9 million) in the program, which would include design, development, build and support, Trappier said.

The two companies could design and build in five years a new 8-ton, twin-propeller surveillance air vehicle with 24-hour endurance, Dassault international director Eric Trappier told journalists.

The companies hope for a quick launch decision by London and Paris, which identified cross-channel cooperation on a MALE UAV, and later a combat unmanned air system, in the bilateral defense treaty they signed last November.

BAE, the British aerospace giant, and Dassault, the French aircraft maker, unveiled the name of their joint UAV project, dubbed Telemos, for which a full-scale model went on static display at the Paris Air Show. The planned drone also would be designed to carry a range of bombs, such as the GBU and armement air-sol modulaire (AASM) precision weapons. The design teams would be staff members with combat aircraft experience at BAE and Dassault, and would vary between 50 to 100 personnel.

Asked if there is room in the project for EADS, Trappier said if EADS has equipment and competences, it could take part, but the two companies leading the project are BAE and Dassault. Asked about a possible role for Italian industry, Trappier said, “This is the locomotive.” The program would be open to other partners. “We are not against Europe,” he said. A2Z METALWORKER

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tagon’s costliest arms purchase. One key issue will be negotiations under way between Lockheed and the Pentagon about a fifth batch of 35 F-35 early-production planes. The talks got off to a rocky start when Lockheed’s proposal added $5 million to $7 million to the price for each plane compared with the previous batch. Lockheed argues that its proposal is actually below the level estimated by the government last December, and notes that its costs will be higher since average monthly production under the contract would fall to three planes a month from the initially planned level of four planes a month. Lawmakers also remain concerned about the fate of the short takeoff, vertical landing(STOVL) variant and the longer-term cost of operating and maintaining the new fighter jet, which is to replace about a dozen warplanes now in use by the U.S. armed services and foreign militaries. A2Z METALWORKER

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Boeing, Lufthansa Order 5 777 Freighters Boeing and Lufthansa Cargo have finalized an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters. The order is valued at $1.35 billion, based on Boeing list prices. The airplanes will help Lufthansa Cargo in its initiative to modernize and expand its fleet. Lufthansa Cargo previously indicated its intention to order the freighters in March 2011. “The 777 freighter is highly regarded for its fuel efficiency and a noise A2Z METALWORKER

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PUNCHING Group Manufacturing Serv_ 480-966-3952 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 Cygnet Stamping & Fab___ 818-240-7574 SIGNS Acu-Line___________ 206-634-1618 PMA Photometals______602-278-7800 SPLINES Specialty Steel Services__ 801-539-8252

TOOLING Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500

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Index of Advertisers 3rd Gen Machine...44 Acu-Line...43 Acu Spec, Inc....44 Accuwright...43 Advanced Coating Tech...43 All World Machinery..8,39 Arizona Finishing...45 Arrow Sheet Metal...45 Bar-S...44 Blaser Swisslube...2 BMSC...42 Britz Machine & Design...43 Capital Weld Cleaners...28 Central Valley Machine...44 ChemResearch...44 Clark Machinery...39 CNC Machine Services...40,48 CNC Solutions...17 Coastal Metals...16,42 Coating Technologies...44 CTE...39 Cutting Tool Control...2,39 Cygnet Stamping...45 DCM Tech...34,39 Delcam...39,41,47 Doosan...48 DW Machinery Sales...23,40

Ebbco...42 EDM Network...12,40 EDM Performance Access..39,40 Ellis Machinery....17 Elrod...42 Faustson...44 Flow International...35,39 Ganesh Machinery...39 Global EDM Supply...40 Great Western Registrar...30,42 Group Manufacturing...44 Hallidie ...39 Hangsterfers...29,42 Helical...42 Hilton Tool...24,25,43 Hogue Precision...41 Howard PMP...44 HR Machinery... IndustrialEX...43 Innovative Tool Sales...44 Intech Funding...13 J&M Machine...30,45 Jorgenson Machine Tools...41 KD Capital...40 KMT Waterjet...39 LMI Machinery...41 Machine Toolworks, Inc...5,40

Marshall Tool and Supply...7,39 Marzee Inc...43 Matrix Machine...44,45 Mazak...1,5,18-19 Metal Service Center...38,39,41 Metco Metal Finishing...44 Micro 100...22,40 Micro-Tronics...20,43 Mitsubishi...19 Mountain View Machining...43 Muratec...40 NBS Calibrations...22,42 North-South Machinery...19,40 Northwestern Machinery...41 NFT...44 OGP...42 Omax..10, 11,39 Pacific Machine Tool Expo...36 Performance Machine Tools...15 Petersen Inc...43 Petroferm...39 Phoenix Heat Treat...45 PMA PhotoMetals...42 Premier Precision...43 PTI...43 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...42 Rosco...40

Sanson Machinery...37,39 Samuel Son & Co...9,33 Seastrom..31,45 Seattle Polishing & Plating...44 Seco...42 Sequoia Brass & Copper...42 Setco Marketing...40 Sharp...27 Smart Map...14 Specialty Steel...44 Steel Services Grinding...43 Superior Grinding...32,44 Team Industrial Sales...28,39,40 TCI Precision Metals...42 Temtco Steel...41 The Metal Man...45 Tipco...42 Tool Technology Distributors...2,40 Tornos...17 TVT Die Casting...26,43 Ulbrich..21,40 Universal Laser. Systems...26 US Shop Tools...3,39 Weiser/Mile High...45 Western Machine Center...39

Western Tool & Supply...41 Wrico Stamping...43

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