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Northern California, Oregon and Washington Edition

Precision Aerospace Job Shop Shortens Production Time With A Flow Waterjet

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Editors Corner “The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” Henry Ford

As I travel around spreading the gospel of the A2Z Metalworking Business Development Magazines, I’m continually impressed by the very high skill level in our industry! I meet business owners, machinists, metalworkers, programmers, office staff, and sales professionals, and they all are very skilled. Some business owners have degrees in engineering and then go back for their MBA, others worked in a shop from an early age and today are acquiring 21st century knowledge on programming, or they just keep up with the latest in machine techniques and automation. One thing I continue to see are people that make things, make parts, make assemblies, create programs, create top notch routers/travelers, and that make me proud of our U.S. Manufacturing! Why are machines getting faster, and why is automation growing in the U.S.? Global competition! We are tired of the job we helped design, program, and make proto-types on for the millionth time going to a non-U.S. Company for a dime or a quarter cheaper. We know we must use our constructive imagination to exceed and improve yesterday’s run times, in this global economy. Our U.S. Manufacturing Companies are doing everything from rethinking the process and using less set ups, to acquiring new faster/better equipment. I see business owners creating cells to perform the work more efficiently, and timely, to the acquisition of robotics in the cell environment. We are trying to give more for a dollar; we are working to achieve success. This is the second issue for the NorthWest edition of the A2Z Metalworker Magazine and we are very excited by the feedback we are getting from our subscribers and advertisers. I know Linda and I endeavor to give more every day and we would like to do as much as we can for U.S. Manufacturing! Please let us know how to improve your North West magazine by calling or emailing us with your ideas. As this issue goes to print, Linda and I will be at AeroDef on your behalf, AMCON the week after, and Design to Part right after that. We see great things happening in our industry. Keep the faith! God Bless U.S. Manufacturing and God Bless our Troops!

Kim Carpenter & Linda Daly Co-Publishers A2Z METALWORKER

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Precision Aerospace Job Shop Shortens Production Time With A Flow Waterje. This Month’s Shop Profile. Photography courtesy of Flow. Announcements/Releases.................... 6-7 Shop Profile....................................1,16-17 Feature Articles.............................29,34-35 Buyers Guide Equipment.................. 39-42 Buyers Guide Processes.................... 43-45 Card Gallery...................................... 39-45 Index Of Advertisers.............................. 46 Editorial................................. Throughout

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Announcements & Releases Ganesh Expands Training Area Ganesh Machinery has greatly expanded the classroom training area at their Chatsworth campus to accommodate the needs of their customers. The new 500 square foot classroom is equipped with computers and projection equipment to facilitate an efficient transfer of the knowledge necessary to make the Ganesh 7 & 8-axis machines as productive as possible. Harvinder Singh, President of Ganesh Machinery, stated, “our business model relies on the satisfaction of our customers and their ability to get the highest level of performance out of their Ganesh machines.” Ganesh Machinery will be celebrating their 26th anniversary this year with an open house in August. Brand new machines will be making their debut there. The new 7-axis turn/mill center and the 5-axis machining center, along with 20 other machines will be under power. Ganesh is celebrating this milestone as a commitment to their vision of helping manufactures excel in their business by providing reliable, value focused machine tools and the outstanding support to make them productive assets.

Mazak Introduces Flexible STX RTC Laser System The Mazak STX RTC 2D laser system has been designed for job shops to help them differentiate and diversify the services they provide. This unique machine not only laser cuts thin to thick sheets of flat material, but also has an integrated rotary chuck to cut tubes and pipes, an extended Z height for cubic components, a standard tapping head and even chamfers, all on a single machine.The rotary table cuts round pipe up to a maximum diameter of 14.76”, and square tubes up to 6”.The large 16.14” range of Z travel enables you to laser cut preformed parts and other 3 dimensional shapes requiring greater cut height. The STX Mark III RTC is available in 2,500 (0.75” Mild Steel) or 4,000 (1” Mild Steel) watt configurations and accepts upto a 5’x10’ sheet of flat material. It can be delivered with a large range of automated material handling systems including Load/ Unload Cells and Flexible Manufacturing Systems. For more information, please visit, e-mail Locally, please contact DW Machinery Sales at 425-827-6931 or go to

CNC Machine Services Inc. Expands its Team! CNC Machine Services Inc. welcomes back Tim Bradley to the CNC Machine Services Team. Tim was a member of our service team from; 1997 through 2005 and is once again a member of our Washington Service team. Tim specializes in repairs on Okuma and Mazak machines, as well as most FANUC controlled machines. A2Z METALWORKER

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CNC Machine Services Inc. is also pleased to announce the new look of ourWashington Sales team. You have trusted Mark Harris, President of CNC Machine Services Inc., to service your machine tools for the last 25 years. Now Mark Harris and his sales team, along with Craig Arrowood are the ones you can trust for your new machine tool purchases. Mark’s 30 years of experience in the machine tool industry have gained him exceptional technical expertise, and the trust that comes from many years of dealing with integrity!Welcome back Mark Harris as the Sales Leader for Machine Services Inc! CNC Machine Services will host an Open House at the end of July showcasing a wide variety of top level machine tools. Don’t miss this open house, it will be GREAT!!! For more information, contact CNC Machine Services Inc. at 425.788.4500 phone,866.788.4500 toll free, www.cncmachineservice. com.

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Wayne Bassett, President and CEO of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited today announced the acquisition of metals distributor AP Specialty Metals. AP operates from a 48,000 square foot facility located just north of Atlanta in Alpharetta, Georgia. AP Specialty’s current product line is stainless sheet, bar and plate and aluminum sheet. Their processing facilities include a 60” cut-tolength line, a 60” coil to coil sheet polisher and a 60” sheet to sheet polishing line.

Hogue Precision is a small, woman-owned, veteran-owned business that was established in 1991.

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scrambling to boost inventory levels and started either buying other companies or looking for capital investment in new manufacturing. Intel was among the first to join the hiring binge. The company is investing $6 billion to $8 billion in upgrades to its fabs in Chandler and Oregon to handle new production, and it started advertising for positions the day before that announcement was made. Recently, the company announced it will build a new $5 billion facility, Fab 42. Although officials wouldn’t comment on how many jobs it might create, company officials said a fab of that size typically has 1,000 employees.

Record 2010 revenue could spur more jobs in semiconductor industry Semiconductor hiring may be gearing up again two years after the industry plunged into a dark hole of economic cutbacks. Globally, the industry has experienced what amounts to a V-shaped recovery. After cutting hard in late 2008 and 2009, last year presented record revenue across the board as consumers and businesses purchased technology devices.“Companies have been running mean and lean for so long, and you can only do that for so long before you have to hire someone,” said Jim Feldhan, founder and president of Semico Research Corp. Much of the hiring is based on increased demand for products amid severe semiconductor sector belt-tightening when the Great Recession bore its full weight on the economy. Chip sales slid from $255 billion worldwide in 2007 to $248 billion in 2008 and $226 billion in 2009, giving the industry two consecutive down years for the first time, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. Intel Corp., ON Semiconductor Corp., Microchip Technology Inc. and other players slashed inventory and implemented either layoffs or furloughs. But the industry came roaring back last year, setting a global revenue record of $298 billion, when market research firms such as Gartner were projecting it would rebound to about $233 billion. Companies were A2Z METALWORKER

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Microchip, whose analog semiconductors are used in an array of products, has reported record revenue during the past year. Companywide, Microchip is recruiting for about 200 positions. A glut of experienced workers and recent graduates has meant the company’s hiring needs fit in with a good recruiting market, Carr said. “The market is in our favor, though it is picking up everywhere,” she said. Feldhan said increasing growth in devices such as notebook and tablet computers is driving demand for the chips and components. Companies also have done a better job of diversifying their fields. When Intel develops a reference plan for computers using its chips, companies such as ON work to get their equipment included in those plans, thus creating demand, Feldhan said. Those plans are like a recipe, and other companies can be listed as providers of the recommended ingredients.



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The SDB II is an air-launched, precision-strike standoff weapon that can be used against moving and fixed targets in adverse weather conditions, the company said. The weapon incorporates an improved seeker that features three modes of operation: millimeter-wave radar, uncooled imaging infrared and semi-active laser. “Raytheon’s SDB II features a mature tri-mode seeker and a cutting-edge warhead, and completing the CDR proves our design is producible and mature,” said Harry Schulte, Raytheon Missile Systems vice president of Air Warfare Systems. “Raytheon has an affordable and executable plan to deliver a robust engineering and manufacturing development program.” Tom White, Raytheon’s SDB II program director, said that using an uncooled seeker and other approaches, improves weapon reliability and reduces production and life-cycle costs.


Details of the critical design review by the Air Force weren’t disclosed.

Northrop Grumman, Air Force test anti-missile laser on KC-135s Northrop Grumman and the Air National Guard’s 190th Air Refueling Wing have finished the first round of flight testing with the company’s Guardian anti-missile system on a Boeing KC-135 stratotanker, Northrop announced recently. “The feedback from the flight test pilots has been overwhelmingly positive,” Col. Keith Lang, commander of the 190th ARW, said in a news release. “We are pleased at the partnership established with Northrop Grumman and remain encouraged that the attributes of the Guardian System will prove a viable option for providing aircraft protection without disruption to KC-135 missions. The KC-135 has flown in harm’s way since Vietnam and the time is right to add this extremely important defense capability.” The laser-based Guardian System, contained almost entirely in a single pod mounted to the underside of the fuselage, is designed to detect launched missiles and then disrupt their guidance signals using a nonvisible, eye-safe laser, according to Northrop Grumman. A2Z METALWORKER

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SunPower Signs 48-Megawatt Solar Power Supply Agreement with Toshiba SunPower Corporation announced that, under a strategic supply agreement, Toshiba Corporation)will order 48 megawatts of high-efficiency solar panels from SunPower during the 2011 Japanese fiscal year ending March 31, 2012. Toshiba will use the panels to support the company’s residential solar offering in Japan, which was launched last year with a supply agreement for 32 megawatts of SunPower panels. “Japan is the leader in Asia in the residential solar market, which is an excellent fit for SunPower’s world-leading, high efficiency solar panels,” said SunPower CEO Tom Werner. “We are pleased to extend our partnership with Toshiba, a global business leader, to make high-efficiency SunPower panels available to more homeowners in Japan who value our reliability and guaranteed performance.” “Since we launched our residential solar business in Japan early last year, we have recorded solid achievements by implementing comprehensive sales and marketing activities, including expansion of sales channels,” said Takeshi Yokota, general manager of Photovoltaic Systems Division, Toshiba Corporation. “We look forward to building on this success and increasing market share in Japan by further reinforcing our partnership with SunPower.”

SBA Chief Discusses Initiatives To Aid Small Companies Under the headline “Getting Money Into The Hands Of Small Businesses,” the Wall Street Journal reports an interview with Karen Mills, head of the Small Business Administration and a former venture capitalist. Under her tenure the agency has loaned out roughly $2 billion in stimulus funds, supported $40 billion more in loan guarantees, and taken a number of steps to encourage hiring and boost small companies’ ability to become successful exporters.

“We decided to be very bold in getting money out into the hands of small business as quickly as possible. As a result, tens of thousands of businesses were able to get credit in a market where the banks had really frozen them out,” Mills said.

JSF Radar Absorbent Coatings Applied to Raptor The newest F-22 stealth fighters produced for the U.S. Air Force at Lockheed Martin’s factory have improved radar absorbent coatings derived from the company’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

on the durability of those coatings. The benefit for the Air Force is a reduced maintenance burden, Babione said. “[The F-35 program] had some more robust materials that were more durable and we were able to pull those back on to the F-22,” he said. “So our system is better, and the life-cycle cost of the F-22 is reduced.” Dan Goure, an analyst at the Lexington Institute, Arlington,Va., agreed that retrofitting the F-22 with the F-35’s coatings will save the Air Force a significant amount of time and money when it comes to maintenance. “It’s not going to transform the airplane, but what it’s going to really do is make it much cheaper to operate the F-22 fleet, which is terribly important given its small size,” he said. Despite Lockheed Martin’s statement that the F-35derived coatings would not alter the F-22’s radar crosssection, Goure said he suspects the new materials are likely to improve upon the Raptor’s already impressive signature. “I would be very surprised if this wasn’t an improvement in stealth characteristics,” he said. Lockheed Martin only had to make minor tweaks to the F-35’s radar absorbent materials in order to adapt the technology to the F-22. Though the radar cross-section requirements for the Raptor and the F-35 are slightly different, fundamentally the physics and chemistry of the coatings are the same, Babione said. For installation into the Raptor, the F-35 coatings likely needed to be modified to deal with the high supersonic cruise-speeds and extreme altitudes at which the F-22 routinely operates, Goure said. “It’s operating at a higher altitude typically and [at] faster speeds, and that would put different stresses on the material,” he said. The Raptor can cruise at speeds around Mach 1.8 above 50 000 feet without afterburners. At the moment, the latest Lot 9 production F-22s only have some of the new stealth coatings installed.

“Some of the [low observables] coatings system and gap-fillers that the F-35 had an advantage on, we have incorporated into the Raptor,” said Jeff Babione, vice president and general manager of the F-22 program for Lockheed Martin.

Other improved stealth materials “are still in final qualification testing and will enter the field next year,” he said.

The new materials do not alter the F-22’s radar cross-section, but do improve

Once testing is complete, plans are in place to retrofit the entire F-22 fleet with the coatings.


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Industry for record Defense heads Cuts Will Shift deliveries Money To Repair Of Existing Equipment Airbus and Boeing are on course to ship more than 1,000 aircraft this year, but can the airlines absorb all these new jets? By Marjorie Censer

Airlines will digest more new mainline airliners than ever before When Defense Secretaryrise Robert M.and Gates announced cutsthe last in 2011, as deliveries by 5% surpass four funding figures for month, some in the defense industry shuddered. But for others, the first time. announced cuts will generate new opportunities to revitalize older systems. Shipments were effectively flat last year, as Airbus’s slight increase was offset by a for small declinetermination in deliveries Seattle. Airbus It’s not unusual a program tofrom refocus attention on anagain older out-produced its rival for the eighth year in succession - deliverprogram, but analysts said this shift may become more common as the ing 510 aircraft. Pentagon’s budget tightens and it is forced to work with the equipment it already owns. This breaks its previous all-time output record of 498, set the year before. Boeing’s 481 in will 2009endtoa This time around, Gatesdeliveries announcedfell theslightly Defensefrom Department Marine Corps vehicle program with prime contractor General Dynamics 462, with the absence of 787 shipments beginning to tell on the and will instead directAs money toward and upgrading existing airframer’s output. a result, therepairing two rivals’ combineditsdelivery amphibious assault vehicle, built by BAE Systems. Additionally, he tally, 972 aircraft, was down slightly on the 979 delivered indelayed 2009, part of at Lockheed strike-fighter which the timeMartin’s was an F-35 industry record. aircraft program and said the Pentagon would buy more of Boeing’s F/A-18 aircraft.

on large-scale andwas modernization older equipment, outlook that,repair he says, prevalent aofyear ago. “A lot ofHarrison experts added. “As a result, still have . . . thisinlagging need to recapitalize were talking aboutwe a 30% reduction our production and Boelarge of our force,” he said. ing’s parts production, and that it was inevitable there was going to be a double-dip recession,” he says. The defense industry, keeping a close eye on programs vulnerable to cancellation, is now positioning itself for these repair efforts. Even the International Air Transport Association “was predicting the airlines would have the worst year they had ever had in the BAE Systems is hoping to win work repairing its amphibious assault history of international aviation. Well, none of that turned out to vehicle, but the company anticipates competition. be right,” points out Leahy, adding that the industry is “resilient” and is “coming back”. “We don’t expect to get any favoritism out of the customer because we are the [original manufacturer], but I do think there are some advantages Thebeing 780the narrowbodies produced Airbus BoeingBAE’s last year of designer of this vehicle,”bysaid Ann and Hoholick, vice accounted for about 80% of their total deliveries. president of new vehicles and amphibious systems.

Both manufacturers are progressively up toprepared reach atocomFaced with a tighter budget, BAE has triedramping to be equally bid on a new program or a competition to modernize bined output of almost 80 single-aisle aircraft a older monthsystems, within said the Bob the company’s vice president for product nextMurphy, two years, based onexecutive already announced increases. Andsectors. both “You get wedfurther to any boosts one thing, because all Itake can tell is, as the are can’t evaluating which could theiryoucombined future unfolds, like a very high priority monthly rateswhat into looks the 90-100 aircraft range. today . . . can change very rapidly,” Murphy said. “You’ve got to be prepared for the change.”

However, this will change in 2011 as the two manufacturers ramp “I think that there are going to be more and more examples like that,” up output across both their single-aisle and widebody lines. Boeing said Todd Harrison, a defense analyst with the Center for Strategic and should finally begin to ship Dreamliners to customers, as well as Budgetary Assessments. the stretched 747-8.

Airbus expects its deliveries this year will rise to about 520-530 Loren Thompson, a defense industry485-500 consultantshipments at the Lexington Institute, aircraft, while Boeing forecasts - its final tally said it’s common for a program termination to create new work on an dependent on how successful it is getting series production of the existing piece of equipment. But, often “the company that benefits from 747-8 and 787 under way. Whatever happens, production should a cancellation is not the company whose program is canceled,” he said. surpass 1,000 units for the first time.

Because the military in recent years invested in many new programs, Airbus’s chief salesman John Leahy shrugsit did off not thespend pessimistic which in lots of cases have not come to fruition, as much

“In this environment, weapons spending is a zero-sum game,”Thompson “But there arecompany’s certain areas concern. Both Airbus added. “One gain of is another company’s loss.”and Boeing are


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using new, very high A330 and 777 rate plans as a way of hedging against a successful 787 ramp-up. But the market does not need 10 a month of all three types, particularly if the A350 XWB arrives on time.” PRODUCTION PEAK Before 2009-10, when mainline airliner production has been at its highest, the industry’s output previously peaked at 914 units in 1999. During that year, Boeing shipped an impressive 620 aircraft as production of its then newly acquired McDonnell Douglas plant in southern California was still in full swing. From a sales perspective, Airbus and Boeing’s combined order total is heading back towards the boom times of the last decade, but at 1,104 units is still well short of 2007’s peak, when their net sales exceeded 2,700 aircraft. Airbus’s usual late orders spurt again enabled it to leapfrog its rival and end 2010 as top dog.The airframer’s salesmen managed to add more than 200 orders in December, taking its net order tally beyond Boeing’s 530 aircraft, to 574. The two companies suffered 165 cancellations between them, with Boeing coming off worse on 95. The combined order backlog rose slightly during 2010 to 7,000 aircraft - or roughly seven years of production at current rates. This will be heading back towards the industry’s all-time high of

7,500 orders when it peaked in 2008, as both manufacturers look likely to sell more aircraft than they build this year.

Cupertino Electric Completes Construction of One of the Nation’s Largest Ground-Mount Solar Systems Cupertino Electric, Inc.’s (CEI) Energy Alternatives Division announced at a dedication ceremony in Porterville, Calif. the completion of a five million watt (AC) solar photovoltaic (PV) ground-mount system designed and built for Southern California Edison (SCE).The fast-track solar PV project ranks as California’s largest utility-owned solar PV-generating station.

“The large-scale project designed and built by Cupertino Electric will help SCE generate enough power at its peak to serve 3,250 average Central Valley homes using clean natural resources,” said John Curcio, chief commercial officer for CEI. “This large-scale project in a condensed time period required an immense amount of coordination, attention to detail and focus on safety to achieve a successful result.” “Cupertino Electric used an innovative and flexible approach to constructing our Porterville solar facility,” said Rudy Perez, manager of SCE’s Solar PV Program. A2Z METALWORKER

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US Army to Build Robot and Android The US Army is developing a new robot, the Cheetah, capable of outrunning the fastest man on Earth and a Terminator-type android, Atlas robot, that will work alongside troops. Boston Dynamics has been awarded the multimillion-dollar contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) and hopes to build the first prototype in 20 months. The four-legged Cheetah will have a flexible spine, articulated head, and will be able to sprint, take sharp corners, zigzag and reach speeds of 20mph30mph.

the army, according to the Daily Mail. Boston Dynamics president and lead investigator on the project Marc Raibert said the US DoD was not so focused on the ultimate use of the robots. “They’re most focused on developing the technology and seeing what uses they can be applied to,” he added.

Boeing starts assembling first production P-8A Poseidon The Navy plans to purchase 117 of the 737-based Poseidon anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to replace its turboprop Lockheed Electra-based P-3 Orion fleet.

The Navy awarded Boeing a $1.6 billion contract for the first six production P-8A Poseidons in January, following up on contracts for two static-test P-8As and six flight-test aircraft.

The Atlas robot will have a body, two arms, two legs and no head and will be able to walk over rough terrain, fit through tight gaps and crawl on its hands and knees if needed.

“Boeing will deliver this first aircraft to the Navy on schedule in 2012 in preparation for initial operational capability, which is planned for 2013,” Chuck Dabundo, Boeing vice president and P-8 program manager, said in a news release.

The prototype will be a more technologically advanced version of the Petman robot, which is used to test out chemical weapons protection suits for

The first production P-8A fuselage arrived from supplier Spirit AeroSystems last month and was loaded into a tooling fixture, Boeing said. Workers have since started installing systems, wires and other small parts.Boeing has refitted an old site in Seattle for P-8 military systems installation and testing.

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Homeland Security looked into cover t body scans The Homeland Security Department paid contractors millions of dollars to develop and study surveillance systems that could covertly track pedestrians and check under people’s clothing with airport-style body scanners as they enter train stations, bus depots or major events, newly released documents show.

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Two contracts the department signed in 2005 and 2006 were part of its effort to acquire technology to find suicide bombers in a crowd of moving people, according to documents given to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a privacy-rights group that is suing Homeland Security.

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The department dropped the projects in a “very early” phase after testing showed flaws, Homeland Security spokesman Bobby Whithorne says. EPIC lawyer Ginger McCall says the project is disturbing nonetheless because it shows the department “obviously believed that this level of surveillance is acceptable when in fact it is not at all acceptable.”

SHOWROOM OPEN M-F 8:30-5PM A $1.9 million contract with Rapiscan Systems, which makes airport body CALL BOB OR ROB KROHA TODAY!. scanners, asked the company to develop similar machines for “covert inspection of moving subjects” and to find explosives on suicide bombers eastern University in Boston to test systems that could potentially “through clothing, backpacks and other packages.” The contract was “monitor and track individuals in a crowd.” Northeastern studied signed in 2005. video cameras, imaging equipment similar to body scanners and radar, which can spot people at a distance. Rapiscan’s airport body scanners require subjects to stand still while the machines create an image of passengers underneath their clothing After receiving Northeastern’s reports, Homeland Security decided to reveal hidden weapons. EPIC has sued the department to stop against trying to develop a prototype machine, Whithorne says. their use, saying the machines violate privacy. Rapiscan Vice President Peter Kant says the company gave Homeland Security a prototype machine designed “primarily for non-aviation settings” because it could scan people while they were moving. Lab tests of the prototype resulted in the project being dropped, Whithorne says. In 2006, the department signed a $1.3 million contract with North-

Using systems to covertly scan pedestrians “would be a clear violation” of laws against unreasonable searches, McCall says. “If you are walking down the street, this allows them to digitally strip-search you and rifle through your belongings without any sort of justification,” she says . Homeland Security studies privacy implications of technologies before they are used on the public. The department dropped the two projects “before we even got to the privacy assessment phase,” Whithorne says. A2Z METALWORKER

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PRECISION AEROSPACE JOB SHOP SHORTENS PRODUCTION TIME WITH A WATERJET manufacturing/production manager at Vector Industries. “However, sometimes that meant that we didn’t get our finished parts out to our aerospace customers when they wanted them. For aerospace companies, time is money. Just-in-time delivery was the main reason we acquired the waterjet.” Searching for the Right Equipment and Partner

Waterjet operator confidently operates the Mach 2 after only a few days of training When aerospace customers are waiting for a part, both speed and quality are critical. Adding a waterjet expanded this shop’s capabilities and significantly shortened the time from raw material to finished part. Vector Industries, located in Everett, Washington, has served the Aerospace Industry since 1989. Within their 50,000 square foot facility, they provide a wide range of services including fabrication, machining, heat-treating, stretch forming, and hydro forming. They are AS9100/ISO9001 registered as well as NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) approved for heat-treating Aluminum Alloys. NADCAP requires very stringent processes to ensure products made for the aerospace industry meet the highest manufacturing standards. Time is Money In order to meet their customers’ tight schedules, the company has consistently streamlined their processes to ensure a smooth production flow from cutting flat stock to final delivery of heat treated parts, without affecting quality. Under the guidance of owner Jack Giddens, they have carefully upgraded their equipment to expand their capabilities and to provide more services to their customers. They had been outsourcing their stainless steel cutting to a waterjet job shop since 2000. They started looking at waterjets in 2004, visiting tradeshows and talking with other waterjet users. However, they weren’t ready to bring the work in-house until they were approached by an aerospace customer that had a lot of hard steel, such as 17-7 and 4130, to cut. Milling this material can be very expensive because tools wear so much faster. It was time to purchase a waterjet. “We had become familiar with waterjet capabilities because we were outsourcing our stainless steel cutting to a job shop,” says Mike Morin, A2Z METALWORKER

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Now that the decision was made to purchase a waterjet, next came the question of what brand from which manufacturer? “We looked at four or five companies and several different products. We wanted a company that could provide us fast response time both in service and parts. We also wanted to work with a company that had quality equipment and a quality reputation.” The company met several times with each supplier and contacted their customers. Vector Industries selected a Mach 2 waterjet system controlled by the FlowMaster® software suite from Flow International. “We were impressed with Flow’s reputation for integrity,” explains Morin. “They have a variety of options to choose from including price, table size, cutting power and features.We liked the rigid steel construction of the Mach 2, it is a beefy machine. We also liked the ball screw drive system to ensure accuracy as well as the capabilities of FlowMaster software used to operate it.” Fast Startup, Fast Cutting Although they have only had the waterjet for three months, they are already running the system 4 to 6 hours a day cutting a wide variety of materials and thicknesses ranging from 4” 7075 Aluminum plate, 2” A36 Steel, Hastalloy, Inconel and a wide variety of Stainless Steel. “The software was easy to learn and the system is very user friendly,” says Morin. “We attended Flow’s training classes and they took us step by step through programing, operating and maintaining the waterjet. I brought one of our sheet metal fabricators with me for the programming portion. He had no background in programming, running a CNC, or even working on a computer. Now he does our programming for us. That shows how easy the software is to use. ” When the equipment arrived and was installed, they had programs ready to go and the waterjet operator was able to start production immediately. “Flow’s people have also been very helpful during the start-up process. They

treatment of parts,” says Morin. “By adding the waterjet, we can turn out a large number of different part numbers and products in a shorter period of time. The FlowMaster software also helps us in our quoting. This has been one of the best plug-and-play pieces of machinery we have.”






Vector Industries is very happy with their purchase of the Mach 2 waterjet from Flow International. It is used to cut much of their aluminum, stainless and exotic materials. As Jack Giddens, owner, sums it up, “The price, quality and capabilities of the Mach 2 system were just right for us. Because of the FlowMaster software, we can cut R&D parts, short runs, or tightly nested production runs. It gives us a lot of flexibility.” AboutVector Industries

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All pieces were initially cut on the waterjet. Some were later milled, formed, or heat treated. 1. 17-7 Stainless later heat treated, cad plated, and primed to be used as an engine Nacelle seal 2. Aluminum 7075-0 bracket that was hydro-formed and then heat treated to 7075-T6 condition 3. Aluminum retainer also made of 7075-0 heat treated to 7075-T6 condition 4. 15-5 Stainless 1/4” thick spacer 5.Inconel bolt retainer for areas of heavy vibration

are very knowledgeable and have helped us as questions arose,” says Morin. “For example, Brian Metcalf and Adam Mooneyham have been showing us tips and tricks on how to get the most out of our FlowMaster software. It’s a really powerful program.” The waterjet allows them to turn around product in a shorter time. Some parts are cut on the waterjet before final fabrication or heat treating while others such as plate are rough cut to near net shape and finished on a 5 Axis milling center. Parts that took 25 to 35 minutes to run on a mill can now be cut on the waterjet in 10 minutes or less, allowing them to be more competitive in the quoting process.

Vector Industries, Inc., founded in 1989, is a world class precision manufacturing and assembly company for the commercial and aerospace industry. Our sister company BlueStreak Finishers, Ltd., a metal processing facility on the same site, offers chemical treatment, anodizing, powder coating and other finishes. We provide complete turnkey production, from procurement of raw materials from approved suppliers through manufacture in a quality controlled environment, non-destructive testing and final treatments. We are dedicated to providing our customers with competitive, high quality, diverse manufacturing and metal processing capabilities. For more information, visit About Flow International Flow International Corporation (NASDAQ: FLOW) is the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology for cutting and cleaning. Flow provides state-of-the-art ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) technology to numerous industries including automotive, aerospace, job shop, stone interiors, surface preparation, food and dozens more. For more information, visit

Because of FlowNest’s ability to array and tightly nest parts, they have significantly less wasted material. “Our Flow waterjet allows us to turn product around in a short period of time with no need for special tooling,” explains Morin. “We are far more productive, our material usage is optimized, and our turnaround time is much shorter. That makes our customers very happy.” The Right Choice Their primary business is in the aerospace industry, but they also do fabricating and precision machine shop work for other businesses in the need of high quality parts with a fast turnaround. “We are a complete turnkey facility, from raw material procurement through the manufacture, testing and final

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terms of the PPA, Tioga finances, builds and operates distributed solar electric projects for 15 to 20 years, selling the electricity generated to its customers at low, predictable rates. The online PPA, which was developed in conjunction with Tioga Energy’s top-tier institutional financing partners, is also complemented by detailed annotations to explain in common terminology the complexities of the legal document. Costs associated with PPA negotiations typically account for approximately 25 to 50 percent of the overall transactional costs of commercial-scale solar PPA projects. Customers – particularly those in the public sector – can spend significant amounts of time and capital attempting to adapt standard construction contracts into PPA documents. After issuing competitive solicitations around these altered contracts, additional resources are then required to redraft the document and finally arrive at a financeable PPA contract.

SBA Chief Discusses Initiatives To Aid Small Companies

Tioga Energy Places Solar PPA in Public Domain Tioga Energy, a leading provider of renewable energy services to commercial, government and non-profit institutions, recently announced that its SurePathSM Solar power purchase agreement (PPA) is now available to the public through its company website. The contract can be viewed with explanatory annotations online and downloaded in editable form by any interested party, free of charge.

“The economics of solar must be improved in order to sustain industry growth and ultimately contribute a significant portion of power to our grid,” said Paul Detering, CEO of Tioga Energy. “PPAs are a driving force behind the expansion of the commercial, institutional and industrial solar electric markets in the United States, and there are significant cost savings to be had by reducing the resources required to negotiate these contracts. Our ‘open source’ PPA is the first step in realizing those savings, providing greater transparency and helping customers to understand this document. We encourage viewers to provide feedback on how we can further improve our PPA and look forward to establishing a dialogue with the larger community.” Tioga’s SurePathSM Solar power purchase agreement helps organizations to cost-effectively realize the benefits of clean, on-site solar power generation without the high upfront capital costs. Under the A2Z METALWORKER

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Under the headline “Getting Money Into The Hands Of Small Businesses,” the Wall Street Journal reports an interview with Karen Mills, head of the Small Business Administration and a former venture capitalist. Under her tenure the agency has loaned out roughly $2 billion in stimulus funds, supported $40 billion more in loan guarantees, and taken a number of steps to encourage hiring and boost small companies’ ability to become successful exporters. “We decided to be very bold in getting money out into the hands of small business as quickly as possible. As a result, tens of thousands of businesses were able to get credit in a market where the banks had really frozen them out,” Mills said.

Apple Inc. receives top honors in Brand Excellence Awards Apple Inc. was named Grand Award winner in the American Brand Excellence Awards, a national study conducted by the Business Journals to evaluate brands that best serve small to midsize businesses.

Apple also received an award within the technology sector. Six other companies received Brand Excellence Awards in their categories, including Southwest Airlines in travel, UPS in business services, Visa in financial/insurance, Staples in retail and Verizon Wireless in telecommunications. The study looked at more than 250 business brands and ranked them based on criteria including “easy to do business with,” “behaves ethically,” “industry leader,” “forward-thinking,” “for growing companies,” “growing in popularity” and “has a good price for what you get.” More than 2,000 business owners and managers participated in the study.



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Alta Raises Funding to Improve the Production Economics of High Efficiency Solar Alta Devices Inc. announced it has raised funding to focus on improving the production economics of high efficiency solar PV (photovoltaic) applications. In addition to breakthroughs in advanced technology, the company is focused on manufacturing and form factor breakthroughs.

“There are a number of advanced materials that could demonstrate higher solar conversion efficiency than silicon,” said Christopher Norris, Alta’s CEO. “To date, the challenge of these materials is that they have been expensive to produce and difficult to implement.Therefore, they are not currently an economic solution for addressing the world’s energy needs. We are working to solve this problem by leveraging new approaches in several disciplines.” Norris explained that the company has been making good progress in the lab. “We have a team of technologists working on issues ranging from efficient use of raw materials, better manufacturing processes, and new ways to optimize the conversion efficiency of these materials for energy applications.”

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For example, “One of the technologies on which Alta is seeing good results is a process called ’epitaxial lift off’,” according to Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers partner and Alta board member Bill Joy. “This is a technique that will enable efficient use of very thin layers of gallium arsenide for solar PV applications. Based on our review of the state-of-the-art, Alta has the world’s leading experts in this area.” Total investment in this round to date is $72 million. The new funds are being used to continue moving toward commercialization.

Fairchild Semiconductor Returns To Silicon Valley Bloomberg News reports, “Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (FCS), one of the chip industry’s founding companies, moved its corporate headquarters back to Silicon Valley to draw from a deeper well of technology executives.”The company had been headquartered in Maine. “Fairchild chose to shift its headquarters across the country to take advantage of the concentration of experienced and talented

industry executives, Chief Executive Officer Mark Thompson said. The chipmaker also wants to place its leadership closer to customers and operations in Asia.”

Boeing Receives Notable Orders From Chinese Airlines The Wall Street Journal reports Boeing’s 747-8 Intercontinental program got a boost with an order of five planes from Air China, noting that the only two other airlines have ordered the plane. According to the article, HNA Group also ordered 38 more planes, but these were 77s and 30 of the 787-9, which it called a stretched version of the Dreamliner. Bloomberg News notes these orders “underscore the importance to Boeing and Airbus SAS of China, where passenger numbers will likely jump 69 percent by 2015, according to the nation’s industry regulator”. A2Z METALWORKER

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would in turn mean higher sales for other companies.

After four months of gains, the NFIB optimism index slipped slightly in December, but the trend remains positive. The percentage of firms expecting more sales rose to the highest level in more than three years.This is worth celebrating because lack of sales growth has been the No. 1 problem for small businesses. Read more about the NFIB index.

There’s also evidence that these companies are beginning to invest for the future again. The number of firms in the NFIB survey who said they planned to hire more workers rose in December to the highest level in more than two years.

In December, employment in small firms (fewer than 50 employees) rose by 117,000, the biggest gain in nearly five years, according to the ADP employment report. 
For confirmation, the Intuit small business employment index (which covers even smaller companies with fewer than 20 employees) has increased for 15 months in a row. The average employee at one of these companies is working nearly three hours more per month than she was during the worst of the recession.

Demand is rising, but sales are still weak, business owners say.

The small-business sector has other problems, of course.

STEM grants help attract more students to sciences Small Businesses May Be Growing It’s no wonder the recovery has been so anemic: The U.S. economy has been trying to run on one leg.

Large businesses—the good leg— have been growing robustly for at least a year. Production is rising, sales are higher and profits are through the roof. But the recovery missed the second leg—small businesses, which account for about half of U.S. output and jobs.

Encouragingly, there are now tentative signs that the second leg may finally be healing.

Since the recession ended in mid-2009, we’ve been relying almost exclusively on larger businesses for our growth.The problem is, large businesses have been relentlessly cutting costs, especially labor costs, to improve their bottom line. Profits are up, but employment is flat.

One way to measure this divergent economy is to look at two sets of business surveys. The Institute for Supply Management’s business surveys primarily cover middle- and large-sized companies, while the small business optimism index of the National Federation of Independent Business covers smaller companies.

The ISM index contracted sharply in the recession, but has recovered nicely, consistent with economic growth of about 5% per year. By contrast, the NFIB index has barely budged off its lows, suggesting that the small-business sector is holding the economy back. It may be one reason why the economy has grown at only a 3% pace, rather than the 5% indicated by the ISM.

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Some will do it with underwater robots. Others will use computers that make 3D images. Still others will design brand-new products or experiment with creative teaching techniques. Innovation. Creativity. Effectiveness.Those are some hallmarks of K-12 programs receiving a total of $2.4 million in grants from the nonprofit, privately funded Washington STEM, created to boost the quality of education in “STEM” subjects — an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. The 15 grantsmake up the first set of allocations from the statewide group that hopes to raise $100 million in 10 years. Grants range from $5,718 to help struggling middle-school students in Neah Bay to $628,700 in services to help Bellevue School District develop STEM-focused curricula that could be adapted by schools across the state. Over the past year, Washington STEM has raised nearly $20 million, with Microsoft, Boeing, McKinstry and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as major donors. The goal: to better prepare today’s students for today’s — and tomorrow’s — jobs, and to foster a spirit of innovation essential to advancements in science and technology. The need is immediate and critical, said Washington STEM vice-chair Brad Smith, Microsoft general counsel and senior vice president.

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Why Calibrate/Certify Your Flowmeters? Why calibrate/certify your flowmeters? It is expensive for your company when compared to the certification cost of a static-calibration item such as a pressure gauge or OD micrometer. Also, many small companies have no spare flowmeters, so to calibrate means shutting down production lines. I could give many reasons why you should get flowmeters calibrated/certified such as: DCAS or FAA compliance, Prime-contractor requirements, or Medical/FDA regulations. Instead, this article will explain why money saved might be the best and simplest reason of all~ We will use an example a small jobshop performing shielded-welding gas operations which use Argon or Helium in the process. Most companys meter their welding gas using a brass rotameter flowmeter combined with a pressure regulator attached to the CGA580 fitting on the Argon tanks. These meters are inexpensive, costing around $175-$300 each and their accuracy is accordingly not very good without checking them against a flow standard. Calibration/certification of these Argon/Helium flowmeters at a Primary Standard Laboratory, such as NBS Calibrations, Inc. costs $200-$250 and typically takes 10 working days for turnaround time. Most owners or QC managers scream “How much?” when informed of this and we never hear from many of them again. This reminds me of an old adage in the flow business: Calibration of flowmeters is a messy business. Since flow calibration/certification is a dynamiccalibration process, combining certified gauging with a fluidic flow circuit, something may spill on the floor! The mess is trying to explain that such an expensive and time consuming cerA2Z METALWORKER

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tification is actually more cost efficient than a company initially perceives. Going back to the example of a welding process shop consuming Argon as a shield gas: At approximately $80/tank of Argon using 16 tanks per month (or 192 tanks/year). Argon is costing your company $15,400/year. This business uses 2 of the combination Brass-body regulator/flowmeters to meter the flow of Argon. My experience with these meters over the years shows they are typically in error +/- 15% of indicated flowrate. For the sake of our example we assume ther meters are reading “low” showing 40 SCFH when the real/ calibrated flowrate is 46 SCFH (40 x 1.15 or 15%). This loss sounds small, but let’s look at the math and savings: If using your certified flowmeters to correctly meter the gas, 15% savings on $15,00/ year comes to $2300 saved in Argon each year. Subtracting two flowmeters (calibrated at $225 each per year) is $450, subtracted from $2300 in gas costs, this leaves $1850 in savings by using calibrated/certified flowmeters! This is a significant amount in these lean times. At first glance it might seem a costly and production stopping endeavor to certify your flowmeters, but in reality it will save you money. Even considering the low cost of purchasing a “spare” flowmeter to rotate-out and keep your process going, this makes sense for even the smallest welding or process shops. Contact NBS Calibrations Inc. for more information at 480-894-0592.

Boeing Bid Beats Europe for Tanker The Pentagon awarded Boeing Co. a contract worth more than $30 billion for aerial refueling tankers, closing a chapter in a tortured bidding contest, but potentially launching a fresh transAtlantic political controversy.

The award preserves Boeing’s decadeslong position as supplier of refueling aircraft to the Air Force, and shores up its standing as a U.S. national champion. The Pentagon’s move is also likely to feed perceptions in European capitals that the U.S. defense market—the biggest in the world—remains largely closed to European defense suppliers. The losing bidder was EADS North America, a unit of European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co. Past efforts by the Air Force to replace its tankers have been upended by scandal, and industry observers said a protest could stall delivery of the aircraft. Ahead of the announcement, the governors of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of the bid by EADS, which proposed building its tanker at a new facility in Mobile, Ala. The Defense Department said the first phase of the deal, worth $3.5 billion, calls for delivery of 18 aircraft by 2017. Overall, the contract is worth more than $30 billion, according to Air Force Secretary Michael Donley. Thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs are at stake. Boeing proposed to build its tanker at existing facilities in Washington and Kansas, and said the program would support around 50,000 total U.S. jobs and hundreds of suppliers around the country. EADS said its tanker would keep 48,000 Americans employed, and bring jobs to the depressed Gulf Coast region. The KC-X refueling tanker is an effort to replace the Air Force’s aging fleet of KC-135 tankers, which began flying under President Dwight Eisenhower. But the KC-X came to symbolize a highly politicized military procurement process. Previous efforts to pick a winner collapsed amid protests and procurement scandals. This latest award marks the Air Force’s third major attempt to replace its tanker fleet.


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Mini-Weapons Add Punch To Small UAVs A new generation of highly accurate mini-weapons is being developed for small, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for use against personnel and light vehicles. One factor in development is the need to weaponize small UAVs such as the RQ-7 Shadow from AAI Corp., in use by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, which cannot carry a 100-lb. Hellfire missile.

Raytheon’s latest offering in this area is the Small Tactical Munition (STM), a 13-lb. glide bomb with GPS and semi-active laser guidance that can hit fixed and moving targets in all weather. Development has been completed in an approach that Don Newman, program director for advanced weapons at Raytheon, calls “Lamott”—lay a missile on the table. “We build a missile with company money, then demonstrate it to people who might be interested,” he says. The gamble is worthwhile because of the potential market—the U.S. Army and Marine Corps are interested in arming their Shadow UAVs with the weapon. Raytheon successfully tested the STM against targets. Newman says it is not a prototype but a producible weapon, and the company can take immediate orders. Being small does not mean the STM is cheap. “When you have a • 72 • March/April 2011 26 • April/May 2011


precision weapon with GPS and seeker, most of the cost is in the nose,” says Newman. “You’ve got the same precision as a larger weapon, just in a smaller package.” Mass production would bring costs down, and the STM could also increase the weapon load of the larger RQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper UAVs, both from General Atomics. “You could replace one Hellfire missile with 6-8 STMs,” Newman says. Lockheed Martin is working on a small missile for the Army’s Extended Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS) program. This will be a mobile counter-rocket, artillery and mortar system with a range of at least 2.5 km (1.5 mi.). The EAPS defense will be radar-guided, with two interception options under consideration: a 50-mm projectile and the missile being developed by Lockheed Martin, which is 2 ft. long, 1.5-in. in diameter and weighs 5 lb. “We are pushing the limits with this,” says EAPS Product Manager Chris Murphy, who is not aware of smaller guided missiles. Miniaturizing the components was a challenge Murphy compares to the technology used to downsize mobile phones and medical imaging devices. “The key is in the electronics and the receiver,” he says. “These are not off-the-shelf components.” The missile will be a kinetic interceptor with semi-active radar guidance. Development has progressed well. Successful hardwarein-the-loop tests will be followed by flight tests this summer. In 2012 the missile will be tested against targets. At that point, says Murphy, the aim is to have something that is “nearly tactical.” Lockheed Martin and the Army see other applications for the missile, including small UAVs. “There’s an option for a semi-active laser seeker,” says Murphy, with active millimeter-wave guidance as a possibility. With an explosive warhead it could engage ground targets as well as enemy UAVs. Other platforms might include fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, where it would be a self-defense or offensive weapon. It might even become an infantry weapon, weighing a fifth as much as the FGM-148 Javelin guided antiarmor missile, made by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. Textron Defense Systems is one of three companies (the others are Aerovironment and IAT) competing for the U.S. Air Force’s Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System (Lmams) contract. Lmams will be a 3-lb. weapon that a dismounted soldier can launch from behind cover to seek and identify distant targets via a video link and destroy them. Textron’s entry is the Tactical Remote Aerial Munition (TRAM). Its advantages include a 1-hr. loiter time, twice what is required, and an advanced warhead. Software permits the operator to lock TRAM on to a maneuvering target. The Air Force contract calls for three weapons from each manufacturer to be delivered in April for target tests. An order for the winning design should follow soon after. tel: 310.370.5990 tel: 310.370.5990


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1) Tom Burbage of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company explains the digital thread. 2) Mike Vander Wel discusses the importance of AeroDef to the Boeing Company. 3) David Wickwire of the Lockheed Martin Corporation on finding new solutions for A&D customers.


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Marshall Tool _______ 206-244-8888 Micro 100_________ 208-888-7310 Chemicals: Ultrasonic Petroferm Inc._______ 317-371-8899 Chucks Marshall Tool _______ 206-244-8888 Coating Treatment CTE______________951-358-1111 Coolant Systems Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277 Ebbco Inc_ ________ 800-809-3901 Hangsterfer’s_ ______ 800-433-LUBE DCM Tech _________ 800-533-5339 Cutting Fluids & Oils Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277

ERIC de LEEUW Sales Manager 4453 So. 134th Pl. Seattle, WA 98168 (206) 244-8888 Cell (206) 499-5307 Toll Free 1 (800) 327-8291 Fax (206) 244-8578

• Industrial Supplies • Metal Cutting Tools • Precision Tools

Castrol___________ 800-894-7773 Hangsterfer’s_ ______ 800-433-LUBE Marshall Tool _______ 206-244-8888 Cutting Tools CTE______________951-358-1111 Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool _______ 206-244-8888 Micro 100_________ 208-888-7310 US Shop Tools_______ 714-772-9011 Drills/Reamers CTE______________951-358-1111 Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277 Marshall Tool _______ 206-244-8888 US Shop Tools_______ 714-772-9011 Dust Collectors, Filtration Equip. Blaser___________ 801-722-4095

DCM Tech _________ 800-533-5339 EDM Materials & Supplies Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277 Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 EDM Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 EDM: Dielectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc_ ________ 800-809-3901 End Mills CTE______________951-358-1111 Elrod Machine______928-526-9032 Marshall Tool _______ 206-244-8888 Micro 100_________ 208-888-7310 Filtration Equipment Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277 Ebbco Inc_ ________ 800-809-3901 A2Z METALWORKER

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Metal Cutting Forming DW Metal

Machinery P.O. Box 1603 Bellevue, WA 98009-1603

phone: (425) 827-6931 (800) 254-0415 fax: (425) 827-6938


Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer

4114 B Place NW Unit 105 Auburn, WA 98001


Parts Washing Equipment Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Rotary Tables Hogue Precision -------------209-892-5649 Saw Replacement Parts Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303--761-3000 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 800-433-LUBE A2Z METALWORKER

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Sales Manager


(408) 970-9696 FAX (408)970-9644

CNC Routing Machines Western Machine Center_ 408-955-1000 CNC Swiss Turn Machines Clark Machinery_ ____206-219-2528 CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 Ganesh Machinery_ ___888-542-6374 Machine Toolworks _____800-426-2052 North-South Machinery__ 253-333-2439 Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 Rosco Precision Mach._ _253-333-2439 Custom Built Machines Elrod Machine_______928-526-9032 EDM Machines North-South Machinery_ _ 253-333-2439 EDM Tooling Systems EDM Network______ 480-836-1782 Global EDM Supply_ _ 480-836-8330 NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION Band & Cut Off Saws DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Moore Tool & Equip___ 602-455-8904 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 CNC Turret Punches DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Cold Saws DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Moore Tool & Equip___ 602-455-8904 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 Iron Workers Hallidie Machine Tool _ 253-939-9020 Moore Tool & Equip___ 602-455-8904 Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151 Laser Cutting DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Laser Marking

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Moore Tool & Equip___ 602-455-8904 Plasma/Gas Cutting Tools/Systems DW Machinery Sales_ ____ 425-827-6931

Magnetic Drills/Cutters Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Muratec_________949-466-8255 Plate Rolls Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151 Presses DW Machinery Sales_ ____ 425-827-6931

Press Brakes DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Hallidie Machine Tool _ 253-939-9020 Jorgensen Machine Tools_ 800-952-0151 Moore Tool & Equip____602-455-8904 Sanders/Finishing DW Machinery Sales_ ___ 425-827-6931 Shearing Machines Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151 Moore Tool & Equip___ 602-455-8904 Tub Bending DW Machinery Sales_ ___ 425-827-6931 Hallidie Machine Tool Sales_ 253-939-9020 Turret Press Muratec_________949-466-8255 Welding Equipment Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303-761-3000 OTHER ACCESSORIES Tooling Systems USA EDM Supply_ ____ 480-836-8330

PROG. SYSTEMS CNC Machine Services_ ___425-788-4500 Factory Automation/Logistics Muratec_________949-466-8255 Magnetic Drills/Cutters CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Delcam_ _________ 877-DELCAM1 Pipe &Tube Benders/ Software, Inv. Control Notchers Hallidie Machine Tool 253-939-9020 Delcam____________877-DELCAM1 A2Z METALWORKER

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CAD/CAM Software E mail 3880 E. Hwy 66 Ste. 6 Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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Switches (Proximity, Limit) Inspection: Gauging EquipAll World Machinery_____815-943-9111 ment Valves NBS Calibrations_______480-894-0592 (Hydraulic, Pneumatic) Manufacturing Rep All World Machinery_____815-943-9111 ProSalez__________ 480-773-3239 RETROFITS Process Improvement Elrod Machine______ 928-526-9032 / Audit SERVICES BMSC _ ____________ 602-445-9400 Software, Solid Modeling Consultant, ISO X-Ray Delcam____________877-DELCAM1 BMSC _ ____________ 602-445-9400 Team Industrial Services___801-397-2202 Liquid Penetrant All World Machinery_____815-943-9111 Team Industrial Services___801-397-2202 Team Industrial Services__ 602-269-7868 REPAIR PARTS ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Team Industrial Services__ 602-269-7868 MAG Particle BMSC _ ____________ 602-445-9400 Belts Machine Tool Rebuilding All World Machinery_____815-943-9111 Team Industrial Services___801-397-2202 Team Industrial Services_ _ 602-269-7868 Bearings(Precision) EDM Network______ 480-836-1782 Inspection: Calibration Process Improvement All World Machinery_____815-943-9111 Metric O-Rings BMSC _ ____________ 602-445-9400 Services All World Machinery_____815-943-9111 NBS Calibrations_______480-894-0592 NBS Calibrations_______480-894-0592

Spindle Rebuilding Setco____________866-362-0699 USED MACHINERY Clark Machinery_______ 206-219-2528 CNC Machine Services____ 425-788-4500 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 Ganesh Machinery____888-542-6374 Jorgensen Machine Tools__800-952-0151 K.D. Capital Equipt____480-922-1674 WATERJET CUTTING FLOW Intl.___________909-620-5707 Jorgensen Machine Tools__800-952-0151 Machine Toolworks ____800-426-20521 OMAX Corp_________800-838-0343




Waterjet Abrasives KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 Waterjet Replacement Parts KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc_ ______ 800--809-3901

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ASSEMBLIES PMA Photometals______602-278-7800 Acu Spec, Inc________408-748-8600 CLEANING Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 Wasatch Metal Finishing_ _ 801-779-2020 COATING Welded Assemblies 480-892-9595 Accuwright Industries____ Weiser/Mile High Precision_ 303-280-2778 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 BENDING

EDM: Drilling Small Hole Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 EDM: Wire Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Harco Metal Products_____480-829-0450 METCO Metal Finishing___ 602-276-4120 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Coating: Black Oxide BONDING Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 Diffusion METCO Metal Finishing_ _ 602-276-41203 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 Coating: Dry Film Lube Vacco Industries________ 626-443-7121 Nuclear Filter Tech_____303-384-9785 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 BRAZING Coating: Nickel/Teflon/ Precision Casting Repair_ __ 801-972-2345 Graphite Services Chrome Coating Technologies_ ___ 623-581-2648 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____602-437-8995 BROACHING FABRICATION Ponderosa Ind_________303-298-1801 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies_ ___ 623-581-2648 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 Specialty Steel Services___ 801-539-8252 Electro-Coating Services Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Turning: Automatic Vacco Industries________ 626-443-7121 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 Matrix Machine________480-966-4451 COLD SPRAY Accuwright Industries____ 480-892-9595 Fabrication: Custom Metal CASTINGS Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 DIES May Foundry & Machine___801-531-8931 Fabrication: Med/Large Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Castings: Repair Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 EDM Precision Casting Repair_ __ 801-972-2345 Fabrication: SheetMetal EDM: Dialectric Systems Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_ 303-427-6419 CHEMICAL ETCHING /Filtration Acu-Line___________ 206-634-1618 Ebbco Inc_ _________ 586-716-5151 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952

Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Weiser/Mile High Precision_ 303-280-2778 Wrico_ ___________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Medium & Large Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Weiser/Mile High Precision_ 303-280-2778 FINISHING Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 METCO Metal Finishing___ 602-276-4120 Seattle Polishing & Plating___253-804-0160 Galvanizing: Hot Dip TMM Precision _ ______ 800-448-9448 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Liquid Painting IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Passivation Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847

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