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Vol. 12, No. 4 AUG / SEPT ‘22 Cover Story pages 20-21

West Coast Edition For: WA, OR, and CA

The Highest Quality Machining Tools by SCT, Scientific Cutting Tools, Utilizing The Best Machines by ANCA

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Editor’s Corner 1911 version America The Beautiful

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O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!

A Cut Above The Rest With ANCA Machine Tools Announcements/Releases.................... 6-14 Feature Articles............................1,10, 20-21 Buyers Guide Equipment Services......32-38 Buyers Guide Processes.......................39-45 Card Gallery.........................................32-45 Index Of Advertisers................................46 Editorial................................... Throughout

O beautiful for pilgrim feet, Whose stern, impassioned stress A thoroughfare for freedom beat Across the wilderness! America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!

Published by: A2Z Manufacturing West Coast

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife, Who more than self their country loved And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine, Till all success be nobleness, And every gain divine!

PUBLISHERS/EDITORS Kim Carpenter & Linda Daly Kim@A2ZManufacturing.com

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O beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam Undimmed by human tears! America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!

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Linda Daly, Eugene Wirth, Stephen Hannemann, Hugh Taylor

America is gorgeous, free, and passionate about independence.With all that is going on around us we might forget that everyone wants to live here and taste the freedom that is a delicacy in the USA. The United States ranks as one of the most desirable countries to immigrate to because of the better living conditions provided. The country has an active economy with a wide array of work opportunities for everyone. Wages are higher than most countries, with a relatively low cost of living. America’s culture has always changed and evolved, but the main thing most hold on to are the values of a common belief in liberty, justice, and the pursuit of happiness and this is what helps us become one and promotes unity. A friend of mine took 8 years to get here from his torn country through refugee camps and a lot of red tape. He finally became a US citizen and was very happy to work as a janitor at a small business. He worked hard. He had a passion in which he mopped his floor and cleaned, this was noticed by a manager and my friend was asked if he would like to learn a new vocation. He soaked up every bit of training and information and worked hard to get better at his new job. Passion, hard work, and the love of freedom pushed him to be one of the best in his field. He owns a thriving manufacturing business now and all of his children are educated and proud to be Americans. In closing, I want to say I’m proud of you all. Keep the faith and nurture the dream, until you taste the success, then share your dream by teaching others. God Bless You All! A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news, contracts, trends, and to supply a viable supplier source for the industry. Circulation: A2Z Manufacturing West Coast maintains a master list of over 14,000 decision makers consisting of fortune 1000 companies, small manufacturing companies, engineering firms, DOD & Scientific Lab facilities, machine shops, fab-shops, and secondary source businesses. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 25,000 people. The majority of our readers are based in CA, OR, WA area! Advertising Rates have remained the same since 1999, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished on our website at: www.a2zManufacturing.com. All photos and copy become the property ofA2Z Manufacturing. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.

Announcements & Releases Take The Mystery Out Of Resistance Welding

By Tom Snow

When properly applied, the resistance welding process is the fastest, least expensive and strongest method of joining steel and aluminum sheet metal and attaching nuts and studs.

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Commonly called spot, seam and projection welding, the process is often ignored in favor of other methods because it is not widely understood outside of the automotive industry.

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The “mystery” of resistance we l d i n g i s compounded because, u n l i ke a r c welding, it’s hard to judge weld strength from appearance alone. Instead, destr uctive peel or tensile testing is needed on a regular basis to verify quality. Thankfully, many modern resistance welding controls now incorporate features to monitor the process, provide feedback and ensure quality. While success with the arc welding process often depends on the skills of the welder, high quality resistance welding results from the welding machine set-up technician understanding and choosing the proper combination of process variables.

The team has been servicing the cutting tool industry for almost 20 years with the goal of providing exceptional service in a fast-paced environment. NTK and MC Sales is looking forward to continuing the great relationships with our current customers while making inroads in the manufacturing industry throughout the western United States. The team is dedicated to delivering the knowledge and technical support to ensure manufacturing success using the highest quality tooling solutions. M.C. Sales & Marketing Western USA Representatives 15581 Computer Lane Huntington Beach, CA, 92649 Territory: AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY Contact Info Phone: 714-901-8589 sales@mcsalesmarketing.com A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Once this “recipe” is understood and programmed into the control, almost anyone can operate the machine successfully. The three main variables to understand are weld current (measured in amps), the duration of current flow (measured in c ycles), and the forging (clamping) force produced by the welder. Measured in pounds of force applied to the weld joint through the spot welding tips or seam welding wheels, forging force is often the most misunderstood variable because

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Prototype Vs. Prototype

By Stephen Hannemann more force does not usually result in higher weld strength. Goldilocks would probably understand resistance welding because the force needs to be “just right” in order to get the proper weld heat at the joint. Since weld heat is generated by the resistance of the material being welded to the flow of welding current, force that’s too low will result in expulsion and force that’s too high will result in low resistance at the joint and weak weld strength.

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Although a relatively wide range of machine settings can successfully weld mild steel alloys, it’s a different story when welding aluminum, especially to aerospace specifications. This is because aluminum has a very narrow plastic range. Therefore, even more care must be given to finding the ideal combination of settings. A s m e n t i o n e d e a r l i e r, sophisticated new resistance welding controls have made achieving optimum weld quality much easier. In addition, welders with modern three phase Mid Frequency Direct Current (MFDC) inverter technology are now replacing many Sciaky brand frequency converter spot and seam welders. However, since the heavy duty mechanics and diaphragm-type air cylinders of a Sciaky brand resistance welder are hard to match, it’s becoming common to retrofit MFDC technology while doing a complete rebuild of a Sciaky machine. Tom Snow is Chairman of T. J. Snow Company, a manufacturer and distributor of resistance welding machinery and supplies in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In addition, the company offers nationwide on-call service and resistance welding process training.

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The advantage of sourcing directly withWOMO Designs is twofold: Speed and price. There is a plethora of machining prototyping services available, many of which are brokers.You send them your files, they post your file to their job board, and a covey of small machine shops bid best price and delivery in hopes of a win. The broker then adds anywhere from 25% to 60% commission to the price submitted and fires off their quote.You have just spent 24 to 48 precious hours waiting to make your decision. So now the question is why not go directly to WOMO first? In addition to saving a good portion of your valuable time and working capital going directly with WOMO Designs provides other advantages. You also get 44+ years of successful product development experience with the package.This experience often translates to critical form, fit and function considerations. Note 1: It is nearly impossible to see on the photo above, but this little high-tech part has .010” cross drilled holes in the minute feature at the top! WOMO Designs also has years of experience in producing precision production tooling and assembly fixtures for the medical and optical industries.

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gains over all current state additive products and is comparable only to injection molding economics.” He added, “We also added the Danobat line to our p o r t f o l i o. Danobat is a superior manufacturer of high value-added solutions in the field of grinding, turning, punching and bending.” The company headquartered in Spain, belongs to the MONDRAGON Corporation, with a 65 year track record in the development of high precision systems and in the research and application of technologies geared towards manufacturing. Bramac Machinery provides world class equipment to the Plastics, Metal Working & Metal Fabrication Industries.They support customers thorughout Southern California, Arizona, Southern Nevada and the bordering Maquiladora Region of Northern Mexico.


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Optimas Re-Opens Columbus, IN Quality Lab to Meet Growing Demand for Regional Performance Testing Services

Bramac Machinery Adds Two New Lines To Its Portfolio, NEXA3D & DanoBat

Improves and Adds New Capabilities with VisioinLab Inspection Equipment, PPAP Evaluations

Bramac Machinery, Inc. is pleased to announce that it recently added two new manufacturers to its product line - NEXA3D and Danobat.

Optimas Solutions, a global industrial manufacturer/distributor and supply chain solutions provider, announced today the re-opening of its Quality Lab in Columbus, IN. This move is an outcome of the company’s Forward Faster strategy introduced last year to be closer to and more intimate with customers.

Bramac CEO Martyn Bramhall says, “We selected NEX3D for our additive manufacturing product because they make the world’s fastest polymer 3D printers accessible to businesses of all sizes. Their printers are capable of continuously printing at speeds of up to 8 liters per hour. This represents up to 20x productivity A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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“Over the last two years, we’ve gathered key l e a r ning s , ma ny of which include quality ser vices, which has helped us

develop our Forward Faster strategy. Based on customer requirements, it made sense to re-open the lab and provide fast, costeffective quality lab services closer to our customers’ locations, ” said Daniel Harms, President of the Americas for Optimas. “Our foundational aspect of Forward Faster is to be ‘one’ with our customers and to do everything we can to make them more successful. This move is another effort to do that in this region and beyond.” According to Gabriela Gallegos, Vice President of Quality for Optimas, the quality lab conducts general par ts inspections and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) evaluations. The goal is to offer faster quality lab services by localizing capabilities. “With the Columbus quality lab, we can apply world-class equipment and expertise to validate quality and offer solutions to performance issues. This keeps parts local, deepens relationships at production facilities, saves times and costs, and is convenient for customers,” Gallegos said.

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This quality lab offers additional inspection tools/capabilities with localized service. For example, Optimas installed the latest VisionLab general inspection equipment, a 3D inspection device for first piece inspection and PPAP. In addition, upgrades have been made to an existing VisionLab system used for angles and O rings. Both machines provide hands-off inspection of fasteners which are more accurate.The lab also offers the ability to check torque specs with torque guns, conduct harness testing and check the porosity of section parts. Kevin Coryell, Optimas’ Senior Manager, Quality Control, points out that the lab averages over 200 PPAPs per month, including new products, kitting, and engineering changes. PPAP is a framework of requirements used in the automotive supply chain to establish confidence in suppliers and their manufacturing processes. Developed by AIAG (the Automotive Industry Action Group), PPAP is integral to the comprehensive Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) approach. With these resources and more, Optimas can now get source release parts (prototype parts) turned around much faster in Optimas’ regional location. For this process, it can inspect and ship within 48

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hours of receipt. All of this helps customers speed their development and production cycles. “Feedback from our customers about the quality lab capabilities has been very positive,” Harms continued. “Our Forward Faster strategy manifests itself in our innovation, best practices and elevated results for customers.” About Optimas Solutions Optimas is the leading global industrial manufacturer/distributor and service provider specializing in fastening and supply chain solutions for manufacturers seeking to improve efficiency and profitability. We take care of the details so customers can focus on manufacturing cutting-edge products—giving them an unparalleled competitive edge. Visit optimas.com and follow us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/ company/optimas-solutions/ and Twitter @Optimas_S. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Enjet Aero manufactures complicated machined and fabricated parts and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of commercial and military aviation engines.

Enjet Aero manufactures complicated machined and fabricated parts and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers of commercial and military aviation engines.

The company aims to be the preferred supplier of aviation engines to OEMs. A few of the companies Enjet services are Boeing, GE Aviation, Honeywell, Rolls-Royce and a slew of other businesses.

By Christian McDonald – Intern, Kansas C it y Busi ness Journal The Kansas City area is home to a sleeping giant in the aerospace industry. Enjet Aero, an Overland Park-based aerospace company, acquired Integral Industries Inc. for an undisclosed amount earlier this month. The acquisition will increase Enjet Aero’s manufacturing presence to nine locations throughout North America, increasing capacity and strengthening Enjet’s position on premier engine platforms. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Adding Integral Industries to the mix, which follows a similar manufacturing methodology, will continue to support Enjet Aero’s goal of being a world-class aero engine component-maker. Integral Industries is based in Newington, Connecticut. Integral Industries President Ed Mascolo said it made sense to sell to a bigger corporation. “Over the past few years, it became clear to me that at some point, Integral Industries would need to partner with a larger organization,” Mascolo said in a release. “As I evaluated our options for the right partner to continue Integral’s legacy of high performance for our customers and focus on our employees, I decided on Enjet.” Mascolo will be president of the new operation, called Enjet Aero Newington. Enjet Aero has completed nine acquisitions in its six-year history. Company

representatives declined to comment on the acquisition.

Orange EV Sees New Nationwide E-Truck Rental Program As An Inroad To More Sales

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By James Dornbrook – Staff Writer, Kansas City Business Journal Founded in 2012, Riverside-based Orange EV was the first U.S.-based manufacturer to sell 100% electric yard trucks, and now it’s the first to launch a nationwide rental program for the vehicles. Orange EV produces electric terminal trucks, also known as yard trucks or mules, which are small semi-tractors that move trailers around a cargo yard. The company started out retrofitting older diesel trucks and electrifying them. Now, it focuses primarily on new trucks built from scratch. The company has more than 450 electric yard trucks in service, including more than 40 in its growing yard truck rental fleet. Orange EV has been offering rental services on a trial basis for awhile and found customers liked it, so the company decided to expand the program and offer it nationwide.

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“There’s a big market in this industry that just does rentals and now we can offer that too,” said Kurt Neutgens, president and co-founder of Orange EV. “There are different reasons for rentals. It can be seasonal work or it can be someone who has a new location and is going to ramp up quickly. They tend to rent awhile before they buy.” Electric rentals good for the company because they are a better deal than their diesel counterparts,

Neutgens said. Electric trucks save money on fuel and maintenance, and they’re more reliable. “Most of the time, the rentals out there aren’t great at uptime, so you rent a diesel truck and it’s down a lot,” Neutgens said. “The difference is our trucks are a much more reliable rental vehicle. When you have 99% uptime, then things tend to go pretty well. We’re able to keep those up and running.” Neutgens sees those rentals as an inroad for future sales. Maybe a customer has never considered buying an electric truck but might be willing to rent one. “They might rent one for a year and see what happens, then that can turn into sales,” Neutgens said. “We hope it can really be a great path to new customers.” A Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST • 11 • AUG - SEPT ‘22 2

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The US Department Of Labor Announces $3.4M In Grants To Expand Job Opportunities For Women Women serve in all branches of the U.S. military and make up about 16% of America’s armed forces. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, about 14% of all the men in America are veterans, but only 1.5% of women are. That can make it harder for women veterans to connect with one another. The U.S. Department of Labor announced a funding opportunity of $3.4 million for up to nine grants to attract and keep women in Registered Apprenticeship Programs and industries where they are underrepresented such as manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity and healthcare. Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration and Women’s Bureau, the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations grant program supports community-based organizations in their efforts to recruit, train and retain more women in Registered Apprenticeships and nontraditional occupations. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Secretary of Labor MartyWalsh explained theWANTO grant program’s importance at an event today at the Chicago Women in Trades center. “As part of our effort to build an economy that works for everyone, the department has applied a worker-centered approach to address barriers for women entering apprenticeship programs and non-traditional occupations,” said Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. “The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations grants will increase workforce pathways for women entering the building trades at a crucial time, as the Biden-Harris administration is heavily investing in infrastructure to create jobs in the clean energy, technology, and manufacturing sectors,” Walsh added. WANTO grants support women’s participation in fields in which they have traditionally been underrepresented, such as finance, technology, construction, manufacturing, energy, and transportation. A portion of the grants will provide support services such as childcare, transportation, tuition, and work-related gear. While women make up nearly half the U.S. labor force, they comprise only 13 percent of Registered Apprentices. These grants are intended to help address the significant underrepresentation of women in Registered Apprenticeship programs

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The Power Of Female Mentors Mentors provide guidance and support, whether around a specific need or ongoing development. They listen to their mentees’ experiences and give constructive, direct and honest feedback. Mentors play a critical part in both professional and personal development. Still, traditional mentoring relationships have not been available or understanding of women’s needs. In general, women must balance personal and professional responsibilities to a greater extent than men and consequently deal with higher levels of isolation, imposter syndrome and unconscious biases.

FACT Women who are mentored: • Are better prepared for promotions and have higher success rates; • Stay with their organizations longer; • Feel more satisfied with their jobs and careers; and, • Rate higher on performance measures. FACT Women who are mentored are more likely to pay it forward than men, making woman–woman mentorships a great multiplier. In fact, 65% of mentored women are now developing others at work, and 73% of women who are developing new talent at work are assisting women. ASKING MEN TO LEAN IN AS SPONSORS Sponsors are advocates who actively work to advance the career of their “sponsoree,” touting their professional accomplishments, recommending them for new opportunities and connecting them to others in their network. A sponsor’s goal is the career progression of the sponsoree. Woman–woman mentoring relationships can help address the challenges women face in their personal and professional roles. Mentors give women an avenue to practice their communication skills in a safe environment by focusing on growth and improvement. Mentors help build social capital for women, particularly in male-dominated settings. Mentors also help develop a leadership pipeline and successors. Mentors help new hires acclimate to company culture more quickly. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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US Steel Talks About The Latest In Contract Negotiations By Paul J. Gough – Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times With a week to go before its four-year contract expires Sept. 1, United States Steel Corp. and United Steelworkers International have negotiated toward a new contract but the two sides are apart on wages, benefits and a commitment to investment in its facilities. U.S. Steel (NYSE: X) has offered employees 11% in base wage increases over the four-year contract as well as $7,000 per person in bonus payments immediately after the contract is ratified. It’s also retaining its profit-sharing program, which could have earned each employee up to $41,000 last year as the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker achieved record earnings, $4.1 billion for the full-year 2021. The 2018 contract, which was ratified in November 2018 for 16,000 USW members at 14 U.S. Steel facilities, was for a 14% wage increase over A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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the life of the contract that followed a three-year agreement beginning in 2015 with a wage freeze that had been in a low time for the steel industry. The picture for U.S. Steel and the domestic steel industry is stronger today, given a rebound in American manufacturing and a recognition that domestic supply chains and industry provide a leg up amid international tensions and pandemic-related disruptions.That’s shown even in U.S. Steel’s results: The $4.1 billion earnings on $20.2 billion in revenue was a big turnaround from a loss of $1.16 billion and $9.7 billion in revenue in 2020. “We are really talking to the USW bargaining unit ... about our strong belief in rewarding performance,” Melnkovic said of the employees. “That’s why we say when we do well, you do well.” He said the company’s contract offer positions U.S. Steel and its employees best for success in the future. The union, however, is focused on what it calls a level playing field between companies. U.S. Steel has set out its side on a website with details of the July 26 proposal for the collective bargaining agreement. United Steelworkers has their own regular updates on its website. Melnkovic said that U.S. Steel unionized employees are among the best-paid in the industry.The average U.S. Steel employee represented by USW earned more than $133,000 in wages, overtime and profit

sharing last year; average profit sharing was $24,000 per employee so far this year.The profit sharing is a key and more than 35-year-old component of the union-company arrangement, and Melnkovic said variable pay was a key part of U.S. Steel’s philosophy. But in an update posted Thursday, USW’s bargaining unit said it was unsatisfied with what U.S. Steel was offering.The union said that bonuses are one-time payments. “We’re fighting for stability with real wage increases that build over time and help keep pace with rising costs,” the union said in its update. United Steelworkers declined a request for an interview, sayingThursday’s update provided the latest information. Melnkovic said that built into the contract is a lesser-known provision, a formula that takes into account inflation and can provide a payment to protect base wages if inflation gets high enough. That hasn’t kicked in so far in this contract. U.S. Steel’s health insurance proposal would leave premiums unchanged; the union has countered that to do that, it would restrict the number of providers in-network and for some areas cut the number of in-network hospitals in half. Melnkovic said that the company was looking at ways to be able to streamline the health care costs without increasing the premium; U.S. Steel said that its health care benefits are 40% higher than other Fortune 100 companies and in the metals industry.

Pensions also remain a topic of contention: United Steelworkers said it had proposed modest increases to keep up with inflation but the company doesn’t want to do that. “It remains under discussion,” Melnkovic said of the pension issue. He noted that U.S. Steel has something others in the industry do not have: a fully-funded pension plan. Another issue is over the company’s capital investment plans: U.S. Steel has said that it would invest $1 billion over the next four years on capital projects. It had committed to $2.5 billion four years ago. Melnkovic said that it has invested more than that, about $5.3 billion, in the union facilities over the last five years. He pushed back against the union’s contention that the company was turning its back on the union operations. While the contract is about to expire, both sides are committed to talking and negotiations for U.S. Steel and another metals manufacturer, Cleveland Cliffs, are happening in Pittsburgh. United Steelworkers said that they are working toward the issues with U.S. Steel and Cleveland Cliffs, and the Cleveland Cliffs negotiations are being watched closely by the union negotiators talking to U.S. Steel. Negotiations between U.S. Steel and United Steelworkers began in June and Melnkovic said that the first negotiations, on the local bargaining unit side, were among the smoothest in a long time. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Contracts Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a not-to-exceed $524,100,000 undefinitized modification (P00015) to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive (firm target) advanced acquisition contract (N0001920C0009). This modification increases the ceiling to procure long-lead time materials, parts, components, and effort for the production of seven Lot 15 F-35A aircraft, two Lot 15 F-35B aircraft, seven Lot 16 F-35A, and two Lot 16 F-35B aircraft for the government of Italy. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (57%); El Segundo, California (14%); Warton, United Kingdom (9%); Cameri, Italy (4%); Orlando, Florida (4%); Nashua, New Hampshire (3%); Baltimore, Maryland (3%); San Diego, California (2%); Nagoya, Japan (2%); and various undisclosed locations outside the continental U.S. (2%), and is expected to be completed in June 2025. Non-U.S. Department of Defense participant funds in the amount of $524,100,000 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. Lockheed Martin Corp., Liverpool, New York, is awarded a $17,132,970 fixed-price-incentive-fee and firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-19-C-6120 to exercise options for Navy equipment. Work will be performed in Liverpool, New York (66%); Millersville, Maryland (33%); and Marion, Massachusetts (1%), and is expected to be completed by A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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September 2023. Fiscal 2022 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,195,828 (60%); fiscal 2021 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,466,939 (14%); fiscal 2020 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,466,939 (14%); fiscal 2022 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,922,811 (11%); and fiscal 2021 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $80,453 (1%) will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command,Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $278,000,000 fixedprice incentive, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (SPRPA1-22-D-0001) against a 15-year basic ordering agreement (SPRAP1-14-D-002U) for the procurement of F/A-18 aircraft consumable parts. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a five-year base contract with one five-year option period. The performance completion date is Aug. 8, 2027. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2022 through 2027 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind,** Seattle, Washington, has been awarded a maximum $60,069,557 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinitequantity contract for a multi-purpose hydration system. This is a three-year contract with no option periods. The ordering period end date is June 30, 2025. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2022 through 2025 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics AgencyTroop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C122-D- B127).

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(800) 481-6271 www.pmplating.com Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a not-to-exceed $7,630,940,571 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price incentive (firm target), undefinitized modification (P00016) to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N0001920C0009). This modification increases the ceiling to procure 129 Lot 15 aircraft, as follows: 49 F-35A aircraft for the Air Force; three F-35B aircraft and 10 F-35C aircraft for the Marine Corps; 15 F-35C aircraft for the Navy; 32 F-35A aircraft and four F-35B aircraft for non-U.S Department of Defense (DOD) participants; and sixteen F-35A aircraft for Foreign Military Sales customers, as well as 69 shipsets of technical hardware. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (57%); El Segundo, California (14 %); Warton, United Kingdom (9%); Cameri, Italy (4%); Orlando, Florida (4%); Nashua, New Hampshire (3%); Baltimore, Maryland (3%); San Diego, California (2%); Nagoya, Japan (2%); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (2%), and is expected to be completed in October 2024. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $2,162,537,083; fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,538,490,483; fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $54,747,445; fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $32,338,565; FMS funds in the mount of $693,338,015; and non U.S. DOD participant funds in the amount of $682,929,685 will be obligated at the time of award, $87,086,010 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. Raytheon Missiles and Defense,Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $50,069,297 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N0002418-C-5431 to exercise options for fiscal 2022 design agent and engineering


support services for the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) upgraded MK31 Guided Missile Weapon System Improvement Program. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by July 2023. Fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,526,558 (33%); fiscal 2021 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,249,235 (27%); fiscal 2022 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of 778,703 (17%); fiscal 2022 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $568,139 (13%); and fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $464,593 (10%) will be obligated at the time of award, of which, funds in the amount of $1,526,558 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. Textron Aviation Defense LLC, Wichita, Kansas, has been awarded a $43,840,202 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursement contract for procurement, support and supply of three T-6C aircraft to include a site survey, ground support equipment, two spare engines, spare parts, personal life support equipment, external fuel tanks and pylons, aircraft ferry, and support, and country specific technical orders. Work will be performed in Wichita, Kansas, is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2024. This contract involves pseudo-Foreign Military Sales.This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2021 Building Partnership Capacity funds in the amount of $43,840,202 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Legacy Training Aircraft Division, International Branch, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8617-22-C-6238). A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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WWW.NORTHSOUTHMACHINERY.COM | (800) 460-9014 | CA • OR • WA • AZ • NV Lockheed Martin’s Sixth And Final SBIRS Missile Warning Satellite Successfully Launched, Now Under U.S. Space Force Control Following a successful launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida today, the U.S. Space Force is now communicating with the sixth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO) -6 satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The final satellite in the SBIRS program series, GEO-6 joins the U.S. Space Force’s constellation of missile warning satellites equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared surveillance sensors. “The need for Overhead Persistent Infrared systems has never been more critical,” said Michael Corriea, vice president of Lockheed Martin Space’s Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Mission Area. “At Lockheed Martin, we are making advancements to keep pace with evolving needs based on emerging threats in our military customers’ environment, helping pave the way for the future.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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The GEO-6 satellite is a stepping stone toward the resilient missile warning to be provided by SBIRS’ successor, the Next Generation OPIR GEO System (NGG). Like SBIRS GEO-5 and GEO-6, NGG will be based on Lockheed Martin’s modernized LM 2100 Combat Bus™, which provides additional capabilities such as cyber hardening, resiliency features, enhanced spacecraft power, and improved propulsion and electronics. The SBIRS GEO-6 satellite is responding to the U.S. Space Force’s commands as planned. Signal acquisition was confirmed 3 hours and 43 minutes after the satellite’s 6:29 a.m. EDT lift off aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. The satellite is now orbiting under its own propulsion following separation from the rocket. The onboard sensors collect data that allow the U.S. military to detect missile launches, support ballistic missile defense, expand technical intelligence gathering and bolstering situational awareness on the battlefield. “SBIRS GEO-6 fortifies the current missile warning architecture, and it also signifies that we are on our way to achieving even greater technological capacity and expanded coverage with NGG,” Corriea said. Lockheed Martin is proud to be part of the SBIRS team led by Space Systems Command’s Space Sensing Directorate at Los Angeles Air Force Base. Lockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, California, is the SBIRS prime contractor, with Northrop Grumman of Azusa, California, as the payload supplier.

Sikorsky Leverages Established High-Tech Manufacturing For Faster, More Affordable Production On RAIDER X® Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has made significant progress on RAIDER X, which is now weight on wheels at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. RAIDER X, which Sikorsky has begun powering on, has accomplished nearly 50 percent of required System Acceptance Test procedures. Sikorsky X2™ technology underpins the RAIDER X design. The compound coaxial technology of X2 provides unmatched potential and growth margin for increased speed, combat radius and payload. This enables a broader range of aircraft configurations for specific mission requirements. “Our transformational RAIDER X will deliver broad benefits to the Army including the lowest schedule risk and greatest technical maturity of the FARA competitors,” said Sikorsky President Paul Lemmo. “With X2 Technology, RAIDER X has the ability to grow, unlike a single-main rotor configuration. We’re looking to the future and we are committed to helping the Army deter threats and defend freedoms well into the 21st century.” In addition, the build of Sikorsky’s second FARA fuselage is now complete.This fuselage is being integrated into Sikorsky’s structural test program and will be used to validate the flight and ground loads capability of the airframe. These tests support the RAIDER X CP flight safety program and provide data to optimize and accelerate the design for the full weapons system. “We took an innovative approach with our second CP fuselage,” said Sikorsky FARA Chief Engineer Pete Germanowski. “The second fuselage has not only increased the efficiency of the build and test of our first CP aircraft, it gives us the option to build it out as a second CP aircraft, providing us

with more flexibility and greater risk reduction.” RAIDER X features Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA)based avionics and mission systems offering “plug-and-play” options for computing, sensors, survivability and weapons. X2 compound coaxial technology provides unmatched potential and growth margin for increased speed, combat radius and payload.This enables a broader range of aircraft configurations for specific mission requirements. “The FARA mission requires operational flexibility, and RAIDER X provides that operational flexibility the Army needs including speed where it matters, a large multi-functional weapons bay and unprecedented acceleration and deceleration capability,” said Jay Macklin, Sikorsky business development director. “RAIDER X is the most agile, lethal and survivable aircraft, designed for vertical lift dominance against evolving threats of the future.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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SCT, Scientific Cutting Tools, A Cut Above The Rest When you’re looking for a solution in precision cutting tools for your precision lathe and milling machines, look no further than SCT, Scientific Cutting Tools! SCT’s American made tools can be purchased off the shelf from their vast inventory or for those special designs their engineering team can create a wealth of solutions. Located in the heart of Southern California, in Simi Valley, SCT has a long history of over 59 years, 3 generations of cutting tool expertise, with the commitment of helping all customers to be successful! The ‘family/team’ at SCT creates solutions for thread mills, single point tools, indexable tools, port tools, and specialty tools, from the highest grade carbide, made on the most precise automated machines, Martyn Bramhall with Bramac Machinery, Dale and with the finest finishes, all performed in their Jonathan, Jerry Perkins with ANCA 50,000+ sq. ft. facility.

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has already surpassed me with his capabilities and is basically the GM already.” Jonathan said, “We are a tight knit family business. In an era where big holding companies are buying up companies our size, we feel we are approachable and that when customers call they will get a real person. We maintain a family culture with our employees, we have very little turn over, and we are told SCT is a great place to work.The average tenure here is 20 years plus with some of our longtime employees at over 40 years.” Jonathan continues, “There’s a loyalty from our employees with low turnover, but there is also a loyalty to our employees as well. In a downturn we try our best to not lay off our employees.We may have to cut hours, but our goal is to not let anyone go.” SCT came to realize back many years ago the importance of automation and started utilizing robots, first with pick and place operations and eventually graduating to more sophisticated multi-axis robotics functioning at a much higher level, affording SCT repeatable high precision tools at a faster rate of production. Cutting tools are made with very high precision CNC 5-axis grinding machines and SCT has utilized some of the best in class machines to grow their business. As they came up with better ways and new ideas to make their tools, their machines needed to keep up with SCT tool’s engineering knowledge. About 6 years ago Martyn Bramhall of Bramac Machinery invited Dale and Jonathan to an open house to look at some great new linear-motor machines verses the ball screw machines they were currently using. The SCT team was taken by the fast, precise linear motor CNC grinding machines made by ANCA.

Jonathan says, “the ANCA machines were faster, producing better finishes, at a price we felt was right.We became very impressed with the customer service ANCA provided with down time kept to a minimum and quick response times with local service techs. We also found value in ANCA’s server system that allows us to maintain control of our grinding processes across multiple machines.ANCA was also willing to write custom software for our applications.” Dale says, “One of the reasons we purchase ANCA machines is that in the past we had too many controls. Having four different types of controls can open us up to mistakes or errors and in our precision manufacturing business we have to eliminate every possible avenue for errors. Our goal is to have one control, so when we pass on the work to the next generation it is simpler. One of the things we see as the greatest challenge going forward is training new competent people to run the machines. So, when we simplify our processes we have found we have less problems.” What does SCT do better than their competition? Jonathan says, “I think when you get into some complex tool types like thread milling, we have some unique engineering. We know the limitations and capabilities of thread milling and we know how to make things work in challenging situations, like when you look at double start threads or complex medical threads. We design and make them so they do not deform and gauge correctly after you cut it.” SCT’s business philosophy is they want to be efficient enough at making and selling their tools so that the business is profitable, while giving good value to the customers so they make money at making their product, thus establishing a win-win relationship. Along with this win-win mantra is solid advice to customers that comes from SCT’s family run business. If the customer needs a tool to run a smaller quantity, they will not advise you to buy something more expensive than needed and thus save you money on a small run.

Dale says, “If a company doesn’t continually improve, it dies. We want to pass this on to the next generation, so controlled growth is very important because it reflects the health of the company.” SCT str ives to focus on standardization; moving to one control in their shop with standardization of one machine tool builder, continue with designing new tools depending on where the industry is going and help make their customers successful. SCT continues to grow their company with improved automation and newer state of the art technology and grow their company through continuous improvement. The inspection process starts at the machine tool with every employee trained to inspect and correct the tools in the setup and grinding processes. Tools are then inspected again in the quality control department for dimensional accuracy and every tool is checked for chips and/or cracks in the carbide. This is done using video camera systems, optical comparators and microscopes.This rigorous process ensures that their customers will get the same high quality, geometrically perfect tool every time. Scientific Cutting Tools, Inc. was established as an innovative tool business based upon the simple marketing concept of providing customers with superior products, competitive prices and uncompromising service.

For more information on ANCA machines contact ANCA CNC Machines at 248-9264666, or visit our website at https://machines. anca.com/ or email us at usainfo@anca.com Please contact the ANCA Dealer for the area - Bramac Machinery Inc. at: 951-383-4195, www. bramacmachinery.com For more information on getting the best cutting tools you can buy contact Scientific CuttingTools at: 805-584-9495, www.sct-usa.com A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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GE Tests Megawatt-Class Hybrid System At High Altitude

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NASA’s Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT) facility in Sandusky, Ohio has been used to simulate altitude conditions to test a megawatt-class, multikilovolt hybrid-electric propulsion system for single-aisle commercial flight under a partnership with GE Aerospace.The successful testing marks a first, paving the way for work towards flight on a Saab 340 testbed involving partner Beoing aircraft. GE Aerospace, in a partnership with NASA and Boeing, has begun preparing to fly a hybrid-electric propulsion system on board an aircraft testbed later this decade. The effort follows successful completion for the first time of testing involving a megawatt-class, multi-kilovolt hybridelectric propulsion system in simulated altitude conditions for single-aisle commercial flight. Beginning a little more than a year ago and running through earlier this year at NASA’s Electric AircraftTestbed (NEAT) facility in Sandusky, Ohio, the test marked the culmination of more than a decade’s worth of research and marks a key milestone in the effort to bring hybrid-electric propulsion to single-aisle aircraft in the mid-2030s. Involving a complete high-power, high-voltage system, including electric motor/generators, power converters, power transmission, and power control systems, the test demonstrated the performance and operation of components in flight environments up to 45,000 feet. Two sets of a A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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hybrid-electric system were operated to represent the right and left aircraft engines. The components were tested independently and as an integrated system with evaluations covering multiple modes, including power transfer from side to side, power assist to a simulated engine, and aircraft power generation. The trials also involve simulation of energy storage. Mohamed Ali, v-p and general manager of engineering for GE Aerospace, noted the test managed to overcome a key barrier for use of hybridelectric in regional and single-aisle aircraft—flight above 10,000 feet with higher voltages.At higher altitudes, plasma arcing becomes an issue when involving high-voltage systems, due to the thinner air causing reduced resistance. “You need to invent technology to prevent that,” he said, as well as handle thermal management. Ali called the effort a building block toward hybrid-electric and said it is one of many ahead in the journey toward hybrid in commercial flight. Testing will continue under NASA’s Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration program with a flight test later in the decade of a hybridelectric system involving CT7-turboprop-powered Saab 340 aircraft. BrianYutko, v-p and chief engineer of sustainability and future mobility at Boeing, said the company has acquired the aircraft and begun modifications. Boeing unit Aurora Flight Sciences works with Boeing on the integration. The teams are preparing the systems for flight and will prove flight worthiness and safety for the experimental flight tests.





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U.S. Army Special Operations to Receive Nine More MH-47G Chinooks From Boeing By Glenn Sands | The U.S. Department of Defense and Boeing announced a contract award for a further nine MH-47G Block II Chinooks for a cost of around US$265 million. The helicopters will be built at Boeing’s Philadelphia plant. The specialist variant will serve exclusively with the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC).A statement released by the Department of Defense (DoD) stated: “The Boeing Company, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a US$265,022,000 firm-fixed-price, delivery order contract modification (P00001) to contract H92241-19-F-0091 for the procurement of nine MH-47G Chinook aircraft in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).” The helicopter manufacturer is now on contract for 24 of the next-generation Chinooks. The MH-47G Block II Chinook features an improved structure and weight reduction initiatives such as new lighter-weight fuel tanks that increase performance A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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and efficiency, which is critical for missions behind enemy lines. U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command is currently upgrading all of its MH-47G Chinooks to Block II configuration. Boeing photo “The G-Model is a critical asset for the Army, our nation, and the defense industrial base,” said Andy Builta, vice president and H-47 program manager. “We’re honored that the Army’s special operators trust us to deliver it.” The 160th Special Operations Regiment (Airborne), known as the ‘Night Stalkers’ has a requirement for 61 MH-47Gs. The MH-47G modernisation program is aimed at delivering a mix of remanufactured and new build examples to the USASOAC. The MH-47G incorporates a monolithic, machine-framed fuselage integrating long-range fuel tanks, and an extendable refuelling probe to receive fuel mid-air from fixed-wing tankers.The helicopter also possesses advanced cargo-handling capabilities. The airframe houses a rear ramp for loading/unloading of troops, supplies and vehicles. The port side of the fuselage features a gunner’s window/ firing port. The helicopter offers seating for five crew, including two pilots and three crew-chiefs or aerial gunners. The helicopter can be fitted with special operations equipment such as a

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The The fuselage of the MH-47G measures 15.9m-long and 4.8m-wide. The mounted below the chin, enables low-level flights in low-visibility and launched munitions training systems. Bids were solicited via the CREST module will be designed to provide overall length of the helicopter with unfolded rotors is 30.18m. It has conditions. internet with one received. Work locations and funding willadverse be weather uninter-rupted Global Positioning System adetermined maximum gross weight of 24,494kg and can transport a useful load The cockpit also houses a digital moving map display, dual digital data with each order, with an estimated completion date (GPS)-quality timing holdover in challenging of of11,340kg. Dec. 19, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Newark, New buses, an inertial doppler navigational system, an automatic target hand-offin military environments. Work will be performed Jersey, is the contracting activity. system, a GPS receiver and a Rockwell Collins low-frequency automatic Phoenix, Arizona, with an expected completion The Chinook helicopter variant features a fully integrated digital cockpit direction finder. date of Dec. 21, 2026. This contract was competiRaytheon Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $55,121,826 costmanagement Co., system. The cockpit seats a pilot and a co-pilot in a sidetively procured under long range broad agency plus-fixed-fee modification a previously glass awarded by-side arrangement. The night visiontogoggle-compatible digital contract announcement (BAA)include N00014-21-S-B001. The Theinonboard communication systems a high-frequency (HF) (N0002421C5434) engineering technical services cockpit features five liquidfor crystal multi-functionand displays (MFDs) and Office ofground Navaland Research, Arlington, Virginia, is radio, a single-channel airborne radio system, four ultrahighsupport the Evolved Seasparrow Missile and NATO Seasparrow two controlofdisplay units (CDUs). the contracting activity). frequency (UHF)/very high-frequency (VHF) radios, and a blue force Missile Sys-tems programs. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. govern-ment (99%); and theAngovernments of Japan tracking system, IFF transponder and aArizona, digital inter-communication air man fast The an Boeing Co., Mesa, was awarded a and United Arab Emirates (1%) under theropes Foreign Military Sales system (DICS). from an $239,590,243 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the (FMS) program. Work will be performed inMH-47 Tucson, Arizona (82%); Chinook Apache Improved Turbine Engine Inte-gration Portsmouth, Rhode Island (17%); Andover, hMassachusetts e l i c o p t e r (less than Phase Bids were solicited via the internet The MH-47G can beII.armed with two M134 electrically operated,with air1%); San Jose, California (less than 1%); Aranjuez, Spain assigned to U.S.(less than one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, cooled miniguns and two M240 machine guns mounted on either side 1%); Brisbane, Australia (less than 1%); and A rKoropi m y 1 6Attica, 0 t h Greece Arizona, with an of the fuselage at the forward andestimated rear sections.comple-tion date of (less than 1%). Work is expected to be com-pleted by December Special Operations Dec. 31, 2026. Fiscal 2021 and 2022 research, 2022. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Wash-ington, Aviation RegimentD.C., is the develop-ment, test and evaluation, Army funds During the War on Terror, early variants of the MH-47 saw extensive contracting activity. on Fort Fisher in in the amount of $18,000,000 were obligated combat on deep-penetration across IraqArmy and Afghanistan along Kure Beach, N.C. at the time ofstrike the raids award. U.S. Contracting Honeywell International Inc., Phoenix, USAF Arizona, is awarded a with a number of other countries, that haveArsenal, yet to be disclosed by theisDoD. Photo. Com-mand, Redstone Alabama, the $22,467,124 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development, contracting activity. A Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST • 25 • AUG - SEPT ‘22 build and demonstration of the Compact Rubidium Extended 2


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Advanced Thinking: Federal Funding Aims To Boost Gas Turbine Efficiency And Bring More Hydrogen Into The Mix

ByWill Palmer


Utilities around the world have been using turbines fueled by natural gas to generate electricity for decades. Power companies have long been drawn to their greater efficiency over earlier forms of electric generation, and their ability to power homes with fewer carbon emissions. But that doesn’t mean gas turbines aren’t evolving. Just take a look at GE’s most advanced gas turbines — the 7HA and the 9HA. Since 2014, when the first combined-cycle power plants began using GE’s HA technology, their efficiency — the measure of how well they convert fuel to power — has surpassed 60% for the first time. (A combined-cycle power plant harvests the waste heat from the gas turbine to boil water and power an attached steam turbine for more efficiency.) A plant in France equipped with a GE 9HA model passed 62% efficiency in 2016, followed soon after by a 7HA-equipped plant in Japan that pushed beyond 63% efficiency.These achievements established successive world records for combined-cycle efficiency. N ow G E a n d t h e U.S. Department of Energy are working to find new ways to push efficiency higher. This week, DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) awarded $4.2 million to GE Gas Power for research that aims to lower carbon emissions from gas turbines. This funding comes specifically from the ARPA-E OPEN 2021 program, which prioritizes the advancement of transformational technologies supporting a more decarbonized energy system. If successful, the ARPA-E-funded research may be able to contribute to bringing efficiency improvements to the 65% range and beyond while reducing the energy required to make the turbines. The technologies also will be able to enable use of hydrogen, a carbon-free fuel. The funding will go toward two exciting projects.The first will investigate a novel “lifted-flame” combustion approach for advanced gas turbines powered by natural gas and hydrogen. In a lifted-flame system, the flame in the combustor is not attached to the injector. This method can reduce emissions but presents other challenges that this research hopes to overcome. Preliminary testing of the combustion technology will be conducted in Atlanta at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a leading research university in engineering and gas turbine combustion. The rest of the work will take place at GE’s GasTurbineTechnology Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The research could also help increase the use of hydrogen fuel in gas turbines, which emits no carbon during combustion. GE has been a A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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leader in hydrogen projects and R&D, carrying out projects with utility companies in Ohio and two sites in New York state, as well as others overseas, to introduce small percentages of hydrogen — so far about 5% or 10% — into their fuel mixes. Green hydrogen, which uses renewable electricity to split water molecules and produce oxygen and hydrogen, is of particular interest, because it presents the possibility of power generation with zero carbon emissions during fuel production or combustion. Jeffrey Goldmeer, emergent technologies director for decarbonization at GE Gas Power, says the technology that could result from ARPA-E’s funding has the potential to be transformative for high-hydrogen and post-combustion carbon-capture applications. “Our goal of increasing gas turbine combined-cycle plant efficiency by 5 or more percentage points in the next decade will position GE’s technology to help lead the energy transition,” he says. The second project involves the casting of furnaces and metal components for industrial gas turbines. GE’s team, working in cooperation with DDM Systems, a precision casting company, envisions a “Digital Foundry” that will employ 3D-printed ceramic mold technologies that would dramatically modernize a casting method called investment casting. The idea is to make castings as much as ten times faster, with 90% less energy than traditional methods, at half the cost. Taken together, these two ARPA-E-funded projects offer the potential to improve the efficiency and hydrogen capabilities of GE’s gas turbines while reducing the energy needed to make these products.

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2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the first industrial robot.While robots have been a fixture of the industrial landscape for decades, in recent years, the advancement of automated technology has helped drive the development of cobots. By Ricardo Garcia

According toTE Connectivity Product Manager, Force andTorque Sensors, Ricardo Garcia, collaborative robots are one of the most rapidly growing segments of the robotics industry.

Cobots are smaller, cheaper, and easier to program than traditional industrial robots, while also providing increased flexibility. They can be quickly reassigned to perform new tasks as needed or easily moved to a different area of a factory or warehouse. Most importantly, Cobots are also designed to operate safely alongside people, making them well suited for dangerous, unpleasant or repetitive tasks, or to assist human operators in tasks that require extreme precision. TE Connectivity (TE), one of the world’s largest sensors providers, has a pulse on the use of cobots in factory automation and is focused on key

He states, “While cobots are relatively new, with the first commercial cobots only hitting the market in 2008, their sales saw a significant uptick when the global pandemic struck. Beginning in late 2019 and early 2020, demand for cobots began to soar.” He believes that demand was spurred by a number of factors, not the least of which was the need to keep production lines running when the availability of workers was drastically reduced. “There was a need for automation to fill the gap left by the large number of people who were not available to come into the factory,” says Garcia. “And since there was no telling when the pandemic would ease, many companies quickly adopted cobot technology to keep their production lines running.” According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), 22,000 cobots were installed in 2020, twice as many as were deployed in 2017. As for future growth, ABI Research predicts that by 2026, worldwide cobot shipments are expected to pass 47,000 annually. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The Manufacturer’s Secret Weapon Top Down – Bottom Up Part 2 By Stephen Hannemann

Last issue covered ingredients that make an appealing work environment. Now how do we convert your sought-after atmosphere into an attraction for new talent in an especially tight labor market? You may be hearing from the mainstream media how businesses are thriving, and unemployment is down. The fact is we are amid a recession.This makes for a confusing narrative. Cassie Baker, Quality Manager Tech companies are having massive layoffs. The dichotomy is manufacturers across the spectrum have robust backlogs even while juggling material supply issues.The bigger concern is finding a reliable and stable workforce. If you are in manufacturing, these unique conditions make the case for having an environment that attracts much needed talent. When looking for new talent, instead of posting a line in the help wanted listings, invest in a creative ad that realistically describes why your business will be the best choice. Draw candidates in with the advantage of working in your supportive atmosphere.Then leave the rest to your HR folks. Small shops may not have the luxury of an HR department. Molding Machine If so, thoroughly vet the prospect for the position. If a candidate is not fully qualified, establish that they are eager to learn and be trained. Manufacturing is hard work – but it is also rewarding for employees who are given articulate instruction and supportive guidance, the tools necessary for their success. Make an attractive but truthful statement of their responsibilities.The most desirable attribute in retaining good talent is a congenial, positive work environment. Again, this happens from the top down, and also percolates from the bottom up! Cassie Baker, Quality Manager and 14-year veteran at 3D Plastics A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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3 , 4, & 5 Axis CNC Mills OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Rosco Precision Machine ry___ 253-333-2439 DATRON___________480-826-3689 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Bridgeport Parts Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Ellison Technologies____206-669-3578 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 CNC Controls & Retro Fits Expand Machinery_____818-349-9166 Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Gosiger In WA_______937-586-5067 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 CNC Lathes HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919 Grinders Laser Trackers Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Metrology Instruments Expand Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Grinders, Rotary Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 DCM Tech -----------------------------------800-533-5339 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Industrial Surface Grinders Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Selway Machine Tool______ 503-314-3165 DCM Tech -----------------------------------800-533-5339 Optical Comparators Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech __________800-533-5339 Punch & Die Grinders

Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680

Zeiss Industrial Metrology_800-327-9735 Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919 Selway Machine Tool______ 925-699-2522 Particle Inspection Mach

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

CNC 3 & 5 Axis Routing Machines

DCM Tech___________800-533-5339 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 INSPECTION EQUIP


North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333

CNC Slant Bed Turning Centers


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Expand Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 CNC Swiss Turn Machines

North-South Machinery_____562-690-7616

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EDM Drilling & Micro Hole

Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067


Spinetti Machinery______ 775-996-3770

Rosco Precision Machinery___206-818-6813 Saw Replacement Parts

Summit Machine Tool______800-654-3262 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_________ Laser Marking Machines


Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037 MarkinBox_____________310-214-3367

Saw Service Of WA______________

Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919 HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 Spinetti Machinery______ 775-996-3770


LMI Machinery Inc.________866-437-7315 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919

EDM Service

Manual Mills And Lathes


Ganesh Machinery_______818-349-9166 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436

North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616

KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200

EDM Tooling Systems

North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 Custom Design/Build Machines

EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100

Equipment Financing

Dot Peen Markers Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 EDM Automation

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 EDM Die Sinking Machines

Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300

Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 Scottrade Bank Equip. Finance__206-948-0022 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 Gantry & Bridge Systems Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578

HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

Horizontal Boring &

EDM Filtration

Milling Machines (CNC )

EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Jig Boring

EDM Machines

Sub Spindle Lathes

North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Rosco Precision Machinery___253-333-2439

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016

Swiss Screw Machines

Summit Machine Tool______800-654-3262 Spinetti Machinery______775-996-3770 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900

Turning Centers

Parts Washing

Spinetti Machinery______775-996-3770

Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067

Used Wire EDM Machines

Prototype Machines

Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037

DATRON_____________ 480-826-3689

Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300

Robotics & Automatics

EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

Ganesh Machinery______818-349-9166


Saw Lubricants


Saw Service Of WA_______ 360-738-6437 Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324 Sawing Machines

Coast Aluminum_________877-398-6061

Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___503-620-9031 DIX Metals____________714-677-0788

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651 Lathes

Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616

Gorilla Metals Inc.________855-516-3825

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333

HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000 Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601

KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 King Machine Inc._________509-435-6741 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__303-761-3000 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager 8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352 MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM


8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

PHONE (818) 729-3333 fax (818) 729-3377 suNvallEy@IMsMETals.COM www.INdusTrIalMETalsuPPly.COM

MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

PHONE (818) 729-3333 fax (818) 729-3377 suNvallEy@IMsMETals.COM www.INdusTrIalMETalsuPPly.COM

cell 951.551.2685 sales 800.741.7756 ramy@barton.com www.barton.com

Aluminum Extrusions

Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601


Sheet & Coil

Aluminum Precision_______ 805-889-7569 Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Ryerson Corporation_______425-204-2601 8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352


Bralco______________ 602-722-3324

Electrical Steels


Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651




Stainless Steel & Steel

MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

PHONE (818) 729-3333 fax (818) 729-3377 suNvallEy@IMsMETals.COM www.INdusTrIalMETalsuPPly.COM


8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352


MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

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Bralco_______________602-722-3324 Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964


Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Service Steel___________ 503-224-9500 Armor: Military Grade Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Service Steel___________ 503-224-9500 Brass Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Bronze Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Carbon Steel Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466


High Temperature Alloys



Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Laser Cut Material Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Lead Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Material Sales Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Metals: Bar & Plate Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Fry Steel______________800-423-665 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255

Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Sunshine Metals_________ 760-579-8327

Fry Steel______________ 800-423-665 Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151 Gorilla Metals Inc._________855-516-3825 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964 8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

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Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883

MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

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Laser Cutting Services, Inc____ 503-612-8311 Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964 Ryerson Corporation_______425-204-2601

Band & Cut Off Saws

United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

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MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

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North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

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Bralco_______________602-722-3324 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Laube Technology________ 888-355-2823

CNC Turret Punches

United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Muratec_____________ 949-466-8255

Tool Steel

Cold Saws/Saws

Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 CNC MASTERCAM TRAINING

KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333


Laser & Fiber Laser Machines


Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964

MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 METROLOGY PRODUCTS

Magnetic Drills/Cutters

Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847

Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730

Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439

Material Handling Systems

Metrology Hardware

Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560

Laser Cutting Services, Inc____503-612-8311 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847

Metal Marking Systems

Nickel Alloys

Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268

Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601

Metrology Software

Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 MarkinBox_____________310-214-3367 Fry Steel_ _ ___________ 800-423-6651 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Portable Metrology Plasma/Gas Cutting Tools/Systems United Performance Metals_ _ _888-282-3292 Copper Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Cobalt Alloys

Bralco______________ 602-722-3324

Plate: Wear and Structural

Metrology Scanners

Plate Bending & Rolls

Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601

Metrology Maintenence

Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847

Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems


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Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 IRH Carriers & Rigging______435-230-1779 Presses


Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Press Brakes Ellison Technologies________206-669-3578 Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964 Expand Machinery_______818-349-9166 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 LMI Machinery Inc.________866-437-7315

Shearing Machines

Alliance Packaging________206-445-5898-

Engineering/Mechanical Design Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570 Financial Services Intech Funding__________800-553-9208 Quick Turn Financial_______ 415-608-5692

Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100 EDM Network___________ 480-836-1782

Welding Equipment

Robotic Part Loading Systems

Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132

Shipping Solutions

Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420

Management Systems Training BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 SOFTWARE CAD CAM

Machining Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967 Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100 Applied CAx____________ 503-962-0287 Tube Processing Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964




Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 Solid Products___________480-206-0330

Spinetti Machinery_______ 775-996-3770 Mechanical Design

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122


Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237

Tooling Systems


Delcam______________ 877-335-2261

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Fanuc Robots PRODUCTIVITY

Productivity Tools and Systems Scout Systems_ _________253-329-2460 PROG. SYSTEMS

Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Gripper Systems

Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Robotic Welding Cells

Factory Automation/Logistics North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616

CAD/CAM Software, CAD Applied CAx___________ 503-962-0287 Automatics & Machinery Co.__303-990-6190 MRP Software

Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 ROBOT MAINTENANCE Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 ROBOT TRAINING Acieta____________ 402-650-8132

SigmaTEK____________ 513-595-2022


Nesting Software

Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439

SigmaNEST___________ 513-595-2022


Software, Solid Modeling

Shot Peen

Delcam Software________ 877-DELCAM1 MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 REAL ESTATE- COMMERCIAL

SAWS Band & Cut-Off Saws

Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900

Capacity Commercial Group__ 503-326-9000 CNC-PROS____________ 602-344-9753 Bar Feeder Repair

Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570

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C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___ 503-691-0955 GMN USA LLC___________ 800-686-1679 Spindle Sales New GMN USA LLC___________ 800-686-1679 TRAINING ISO Consulting/Registration BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Lean and NADCAP Consulting Training BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 ISO / AS9100 Certification BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Productivity Training BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 USED MACHINERY EDM Network_ __________480-836-1782

Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052

Waterjet & Blast Abrasives, Garnet Barton International______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Waterjet Bricks Barton International______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300


Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151

Waterjet Hoppers

AS9100 Registration

K.D. Capital Equipt________ 480-922-1674

GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300


Great Western Registrar______623-580-1881

Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574

Custom Packaging/Shipping





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North Western Machinery_____ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools ___ 510-760-9518 WATERJET CUTTING Flow Internatil___________ 909-620-5707

Waterjet Replacement Parts

Barton International______ 800-741-7756 EDM Performance________ 800-336-2946

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Ponderosa Ind____ _______303-298-1801


Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Specialty Steel Services______ 801-539-8252 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278 Stevens Tool & Die_________ 503-682-3185




Precision Enterprises Inc._____ 851-797-1000


Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628

Investment Casting-Precision

Tool & Dies


EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking)

EDM Solutions EDM: Wire

Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Dolphin Investment Castings___ 602-272-6747 Micropulse West Inc.________ 480-966-2300 Clings Aerospace_________ 480-968-1778 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 Speciality Bending Precision Enterprises Inc._____ 851-797-1000 DEBURRING Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Industrial Precision Grinding____310-352-4700 CHEMICAL ETCHING Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 DESIGN CMR Manufacturing________ 602-273-0943 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Structrual Bending PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 EDGING COATING Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Tube and Pipe Bending Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292 Stevens Tool & Die_________ 503-682-3185 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 EDM COLD FORMING ELECTRO MECHANICAL BRAZING-JOINING EDM: Dialectric Systems ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Sub-Assembly Builds Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844 /Filtration Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 CUTTING Ebbco Inc______________586-716-5151 ENGINEERING/DESIGN PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Bar & Plate & Die Cutting EDM: Drilling Small Hole ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Precision Casting Repair______ 801-972-2345 AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 Brazing: FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Milco Waterjet___________ 714-373-0098 Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 BROACHING

Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300

Extrusions Plastic Extrusion Services


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Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Glass Bead Clean


Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____408-727-6630 Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648

Architectural Forming & Fabrication

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272

Liquid Painting Wrico_______________480-892-7800 Albina Co., Inc. ___________866-252-4628

Fabrication: Sheet Metal Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721

Forming & Fabrication Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628

Bending Solutions, Inc._______ 360-651-2443 FIBER OPTICS TESTING

Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 MPI International_________956-631-6880

Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 Clevland Electric Labs. _______ 480-967-2501 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272



Advanced Precision Anodizing____ 503-661-6700

Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648

NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211

Frontier Group__________602-437-2426

FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272

Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

Industrial Thermoplastics

Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication: Arizona Hard Chrome________ 602-278-8671 Medium & Large

Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 FLATLINE FAB____________ 503-707-9272

Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 Powder Coating

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 American Precision Ind..____503-784-5211 CLS Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600 Group Mfg Serv__________480-966-3952 Real Axis Machining_________360-723-5386 Fabrication: Custom Metal Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Titanium Coating Services______562-548-2550 American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 DRY FILM LUBRICATION FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Group Mfg Serv__________ 480-966-3952 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Solid Form Fabrication______ 503-435-1400 Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Galvanizing: Hot Dip SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

Tube & Pipe Bending Fabrication

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TMM Precision ___________800-448-9448

CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 Sandblasting Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____408-727-6630 Shot Peen PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing_________602-438-4443 FIXTURING Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386

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Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386

GASKETS 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572

Grinding, Centerless

Byington Steel Treating_____408-727-6630

Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320


LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482

Controlled Thermal Tech_____602-272-3714

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226

AZ Hard Chrome__________ 602-278-8671 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

Sunshine Metals___________714-225-4972

AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600 Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595

Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821

ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864

Grinding, Double Disc

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700

Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751

Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595


TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278 VWeiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Industrial Thermoplastics

Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 TCI Precision Metals________ 800-234-5613 Phoenix Heat Treating_______ 602-258-7751

Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501

Grinding: OD

Machining: 5-Axis

Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700

Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100

LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008 Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500 Precision Tech___________ 801-285-7288 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595

Heat Treating/NADCAP

Jaguar Precision Machine _____ 505-242-6545

Steel Services Grinding______ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008 Strom Manufacturing________503-447-1021 Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595

Grinding: Surface

Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630

Machining: Aerospace/Space Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Grinding, Blanchard Large Capacity Drop Bottom ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________480-218-0918 AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600 Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 Oven/Aluminum Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___ 805-583-9966 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Diversified Metal Services_____ 801-972-6093 Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 Jaguar Precision Machine _____ 505-242-6545 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900


Larkin Precision Machine_____ 831-438-2700

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654

Steel Services Grinding______ 800-662-0126 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482

Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700


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Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700


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Passivation, Electroless Nickel, Gold, Hard Chrome, Silver, & Tin Plating. 206-947-4052 geoffs@askogroup.com Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654

LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482

Strom Manufacturing________ 503-447-1021 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300

Newport Tool.____________801-295-7411

SMH Inc LLC_____________360-341-2226 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Machining: Ceramics Advanced

Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320

O’Keefe Ceramics__________719-687-0888 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Machining: Proto-R & D

Strom Manufacturing________503-447-1021

American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________ 480-218-0918

Machining: Large

Cascade Engineering Tech _____503-266-1300 Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Jaguar Precision Machine ______505-242-6545 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Newport Tool.____________ 801-295-7411 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Ron Grob Co_____________970-667-5320

Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Machining: Swiss Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689

Machining: Ultra Precision LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__ 503-557-9407

LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Machining: Turning With Live Tooling Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__ 503-557-9407 ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Machining: Turning

Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778

Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117


American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211

Contract Manufacturing

ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 AATC________________ 602-268-1467

Machining: Medical

Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Die-Tech Precision Machining____ 669-888-350 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300

Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Strom Manufacturing________ 503-447-1021 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278 SMH Inc LLC_____________360-341-2226

Machining: CNC Milling

Machining: Production

Jaguar Precision Machine _____ 505-242-6545 Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501

Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Larkin Precision Machine_____ 831-438-2700 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Layke Inc._____________602-272-2654 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________ 480-218-0918 ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________480-218-0918 LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Cascade Engineering Tech _____503-266-1300 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300

Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Group Mfg Serv__________ 480-966-3952

Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 Jaguar Precision Machine _____ 505-242-6545 Die-Tech Precision Machining____669-888-3500 Die-Tech Precision Machining____ 669-888-350 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 =SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689

Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344

Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Jaguar Precision Machine ______505-242-6545 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Industrial Manufacturing Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Molds: Expertise in Overmold and

Mold Making

Insert Molding

3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634

Turnkey Product Services



Aero Tech MFG___________801-891-2740

Surface Mount & Thru Hole

Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700

Custom Airplane to Marine Polishing Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294 Personal Collectables Polishing Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294


Custom Plastic Profiles


Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Controlled Thermal Tech _____602-272-3714

Custom Plastic Tubing


Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Molds: Plastic Injection

Custom Thermoplastics

Plastic Injection Molding_____509-531-2634

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226

Extrusion Die Development

Arizona Finishing_________ 602-438-4443 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098

ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423

StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311

Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144

Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


Controlled Thermal Tech ______602-272-3714

Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700

Coating: Black Oxide ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Coating: Dry Film Lube

StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648 Black Oxide Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410 Custom Plastic Spiraling StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033 Bright Tin Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Custom Plastic Finishing Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648 Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410 PLASTIC MACHINING

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271

Molds: High Volume Class 100

Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700

Chem Film

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144


Bridge Molds


StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634

Molds: Fast Turn Prototype and


FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410


Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740

Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700

Cascade Systems Technology___ 971-330-8054 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 AZ Hard Chrome___________602-278-8671

Production Polishing



Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311

3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572 Savon Plating, Inc__________602-252-4311


Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Foresight Finishing_________480-772-0387 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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StandardAero____________602-744-2600 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Nickel-Bright


Frontier Group____________ 602-437-2426 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Passivation

Embrittlement Relief

Zinc Nickel

Metro Metals Northwest ______ 503-819-1284

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Full Service Scrap Management


Metro Metals Northwest ______ 503-819-1284

G & G Custom Metal Fab_____ 503-931-7069 PRECISION FORMING Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919

Wood Products Perry Pallet Co.___________ 360-366-5239 REPAIR

EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052

Pacific Tool, Inc__________ 425-882-1970 CNC-PROS______________ 602-344-9753

Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426

QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117

Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Electroless Nickel

ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Phosphate

Foresight Finishing_________ 480-772-0387

Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 Shot Peen

Precious Metal Plating Co.______ 800-481-6271

Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Tin / Zinc Plate


ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052

Glass Bead Clean

StandardAero____________602-744-2600 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Silver Plating

EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423


SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113 Albina Co., Inc. ___________866-252-4628 Wrico_______________ 480-892-7800 PROCESSING: METAL Chemical

ROLL FORMING ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________ 480-218-0918 SANDBLASTING Advanced Precision Anodizing____503-661-6700

LA Specialties___________ 602-269-7612 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._____408-727-6630 PROTOTYPES

Production Sawing

Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.____805-583-9966 NW Rapid Mfg.__________ 503-434-8557 PUNCHING CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 Group Manufacturing Serv____ 480-966-3952

SEWING Grovtec US, Inc. ___________503-557-4689 SHEARING United Performance Metals_____888-282-3292 SIGNAGE & DISPLAYS

Foresight Finishing_________ 480-772-0387 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052

QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117

Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423

Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778

Precious Metal Plating Co.______ 800-481-6271 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


3-D Plastics, Inc.___________503-720-0572

PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Nickel,


Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271

Plastics, Stainless Steel, Steel, Tin

Western Sintering__________509-375-3096

Metro Metals Northwest _____ 503-819-1284


Tin Plating

Bin Service

United Performance Metals_____888-282-3292

NAD CAP & Boeing Approved

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271

Metro Metals Northwest _____ 503-819-1284



Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Excess Material Handling

Evans Precision___________ 623-582-4776

Hard Chrome

Arizona Hard Chrome________ 602-278-8671 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052


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Milco Wire EDM,, Inc.________714-373-0098 SILICONE

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Clevland Electric Labs. ______480-967-2501 Ace Wire & Spring Form_______412-458-4830

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Specialty Steel Services______ 801-539-8252 SPRINGS Ace Wire & Spring Form______ 412-458-4830

Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919

THOMPSON MACHINE._____ 505-823-1453 Milco Waterjet___________ 714-373-0098 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____602-352-8658

Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838 TESTING

SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113

SW Waterjet & Laser________480-306-7748

Non-Destructive Testing

United Performance Metals____888-282-3292


Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426

5-Axis Waterjet Cutting

Extension/Compression/ Coil Ace Wire & Spring Form______ 412-458-4830

Turbine Instrument Testing Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501

AEI Fabrication__________ 480-733-6594


Precision Die & Stamping_____ 480-967-2038 SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113

THOMPSON MACHINE._____ 505-823-1453 Stamping:Design ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113

THOMPSON MACHINE._____ 505-823-1453 Stamping:Flat Forming ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113 Stamping: Light

Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432


Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 THREAD ROLLING Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 TOOL & DIE DESIGN ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Wrico_______________ 480-892-7800 TOOLING



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Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Clevland Electric Labs. ______480-967-2501 Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500

Robotic Welding

Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Bending Solutions, Inc.______360-651-2443

SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113


Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

THOMPSON MACHINE._____ 505-823-1453


FLATLINE FAB___________503-707-9272



Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838

Welding: Precision

Stamping: Production/



Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386

ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918


PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838


NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080

Evans Precision___________623-582-4776

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ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918

Clings Aerospace_________ 480-968-1778 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

Precision Die & Stamping_____ 480-967-2038

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Index of Advertisers 3D-Plastics...16,39,40

Foresight Finishing...44

Phoenix Heat Treat...41

ABS Metallurgical...45,47

Frontier Group...39

PMA Industries...13

Accutech Machine, inc...43


Portland Precision...42



Precious Metals Plating...17,39

Advanced Precision Anodizing...41


Precision Aerospace, LLC...41

Aeroform, Inc...42

HS&S Machine Tool...36

Precision Die & Stamping...14,39

Aero Tech Manufacturing...40



Allied Tool and Die...44

Hercules Sealing Products...36




Rhino Board...23,36

American Precision Industries...41

Horizon Carbide...36

Rosco Precision Machinery...19,32



Royal products...24,33

ATF Aerospace, LLC...33, 43

Industrial Metal Supply Co....29,37


IRH Carriers and Rigging...37

Big O Metals...1,20,21,34

Jaguar Precision Machine...40


KD Capital...36

Bramac Machinery Inc...33

Kloeckner Metals-Temtco...29,32


Landmark Solutions...31,34

Cascade Engineering Tech...42

Laube Titanium Mill Prod....37

Coast Aluminum...10,33

Layke Inc...43

Coastal Metals...27,32


Coating Technologies...40

Lucy’s Machine...32,43

Controlled Thermal Tech...25,43

LV Swiss...43

Cycle Time Solutions...34

Mario Pinto...34

DCM Tech...35

MC Sales & Marketing...33

Design 2 Part Show...5

MET-TEK Inc...40

Die-Tech Precision Machine...40

Metro Metals Northwest, Inc...42

Doosan now DN Solutions...9

Micropulse West...41

Editors Corner...4


EDM Performance..32,33

Midaco Corporation...34

Thompson Machine...45

Edge Technologies...33


TVT Die Casting...16,39

Ellison Technologies...9,32

Mountain View Machining...41

US Shop Tools...15,33

Epic Finance...35

MRI , Machinery Resources...35

Valley Financial Services...35


North-South Machinery...18,32

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc...33

Evans Precision...45

NTK Cutting Tools...35

Weiser Engineering...41

Expand Machinery...35

Pacific Swiss...39

Western Sintering...17,39


People Tech...33

WOMO Designs...13,39

FLATLINE FAB...11,30,43

Performance Machine Tools...8,36

Wrico Stamping...44


Phoenix Fab, LLC...28

Zeiss Metrology...32


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SCT-USA...1,20-21, 33 SHERMAN TECH FOR SALE...16 SigmaNest...32 SMH Inc LLC...30,39 Specialty Steel...40 Spring Works Utah...40 StandardAero...43 Star Metal Fluids...3,33 Strom Manufacturing...39 Sulli Tool...32 Superior Grinding...40 SW Water Jet Services...13 TCI Precision Metals...32 Tech Financial Services...22,34 ThinBit...2,32 TJ Snow...23


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