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Vol. 4, No. 1, Apr/May 2014 Front Cover Story

Regional Manufacturing Magazine For

The West Coast (WA, OR, and CA)

MacKay Manufacturing Precision Components and Leadership Second to None! __ Precision Machine Tools By DMG Mori Seiki!

Mike MacKay President Katie MacKay Vice President

Glenn Coker Machinist


QUICK TURN SMART 200 TURNING CENTER Turn Parts With a Bar Feeder and Rotary Parts Accumulator for Unattended Operation

A TWIN-SPINDLE, MULTI-TASKING TURNING CENTER with a standard option gantry loader creates a Done-in-OneÂŽ automation cell.

A VERTICAL MACHINING CENTER can achieve greater spindle utilization with a two-pallet changer.

A COMPACT, FULL 5-AXIS VERTICAL MACHINING CENTER offers high yields and takes up less floor space.

A HORIZONTAL MACHINING CENTER can operate 24/7 when integrated with a modular, pre-engineered PALLETECH System.


OUR NETWORK OF REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTERS can help you achieve the next level of productivity.

BY OFFERING THE BROADEST RANGE of innovative machine tools and automation strategies on the market, all backed by the industry’s most comprehensive support network, we can maximize your productivity and profitability like no one else can. To learn more about Mazak’s total approach to your success, visit one of our eight North American Technology Centers or visit WWW.MAZAKUSA.COM.

MAZAK CORPORATION 8025 Production Drive, Florence, KY 41042 (859) 342-1700 WWW.MAZAKUSA.COM

OUR NORTH AMERICAN PARTS CENTER achieves 97% same-day delivery on all part orders.

OUR SPINDLE REBUILD FACILITY stocks more than 200 rebuilt spindles to minimize machine downtime.

Facebook TTwitter YouTube Committed to productivity-enhancing connectivity, Mazak supports the MTConnect open communications protocol to simplify the monitoring and management of its production systems. Currently, 36 Mazak customers are using or implementing the protocol to improve the utilization of their manufacturing equipment.

MAGNUM PRECISION MACHINES, INC. Representing the best in metal working solutions since 1984. MAGNUM PRECISION MACHINES, INC. 

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Welcome to Cascade Systems Technology

Proud American Electronics Manufacturer

Demonstrated Technology Leadership Starts with CST

ISO 9001:2008 ITAR Registered ISO 13485:2003 UL Approved for PCB and Cable Assemblies RoHS Compliant

Our Goal is 100% defect free products and to exceed our customers requirements.

Cascade Systems Technology (CST) is a Hillsboro, Oregon based contract electronic manufacturing company. CST was founded in 1989 and we have been providing quality electronics manufacturing and engineering services to our customers for over 20 years. We specialize in the design and manufacture of electronic assemblies for a variety of applications. + Prototype and QTA Capabilities with Turnkey, Kitted and Consignment + Seamless Transition to Production + Fine Pitch, BGAs, MLF Packages + Lead Free Processes + Engineering Design Services + High Density and Double-Sided Capabilities + Flying Probe, and Functional Testing + Supply Chain Management + Electro-Mechanical and Sub-Assembly Builds + High Speed SMT Lines + Automated Conformal Coat + OSP Process + Microelectronics + Flip Chip Technology + Wire Bonding + Die Placement + Encapsulation

Industries Served Defense Aerospace Medical Industrial Commercial Renewable Energy

23176 NW Bennett Street Hillsboro, OR 97124 T. 503.640.5733

Editors Corner

A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time. ____________________________________ When business is good, it pays to advertise; when business is bad, you’ve got to advertise. By Henry Ford

Some advertising out there can be very costly (not ours) and many small independent businesses just can’t afford much advertising (that’s why a business card ad is good). It’s like car insurance: you can’t afford it, but you can’t afford not to have it! After reading Henry’s quotes I thought I would give you some information on what we do for you. We offer 3 regional magazines focused on your business development. That means getting business to you, helping you find ways to get people to call or email you with a quote and eventually some work. We promote business development through full color magazines for 3 individual regions, the Rocky Mountain Edition (CO, UT, ID, MT, WY), the Southwest Edition (AZ, NV, NM), and the West Coast Edition (CA, OR, WA). Our magazines are read by fortune 1000 decision makers in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Production, and by Presidents and CEO’s of companies. Manufacturing companies large and small read our magazine and use the digital version as a quick reference to obtain stronger supply chain partners. The buyers guide in the back of every regional magazine stays on the decision makers’ desks and we are told they are utilized. The stories and articles are relevant news of the region and they tell the story of who is spending money or growing in business and may need your products and services. The ads do not fill up every page so that almost every page has a story or some quality information about what’s happening in U.S. manufacturing. We work hard to help the cycle of life for manufacturing by attending every regional manufacturing trade show available and we (Linda and I) do all the interviews and write the articles, make many of the ads, and do everything but print the magazine (our printer does that very well). Advertising with us is very affordable. If you could buy a truck for what something like it was going for 12 years ago and it had 10 times more features on it, would that be a great deal?Yes, that would be a smoking deal and that’s what we provide our advertisers. Our rates have not changed in over 12 years and we offer many more bells and whistles than we did back then. We also offer all 3 regional editions in digital format on our website at no charge and the email addresses and website addresses are hot-linked so the reader can connect with an advertiser right away. We are Linkedin, we have a Business Facebook page, and we do blogs of articles we write on manufacturing companies all in a combined effort to drive customers to your business. In closing, 2014 is shaping up to be a great year. Make the best of it and know you are blessed to live in the USA! We would like to ask for your thoughts on how we can improve the magazine or just tell us what you like so we keep doing it or writing about it. Please email me your ideas to: Thank you all!

Kim Carpenter



Apr/May 2014

This Month’s Cover - Shop Profile, & Articles:

* MacKay Manufacturing and Ellison Technologies * Automatics Machinery Announcements/Releases ..................... 6-9 Front Cover & Shop Profile ............. 1,24-26 Business Highlight Profile .................30-31 Feature Articles ......................... 24-26,30-31 Buyers Guide Equipment....................54-59 Buyers Guide Processes ......................60-65 Card Gallery ........................................54-65 Index Of Advertisers ...............................66 Editorial .................................. Throughout

Published by: A2Z Metalworker NW PUBLISHERS/EDITORS Kim Carpenter & Linda Daly

Mail Address: PO Box 33857 Portland, OR 97292 Telephone: (480) 773-3239



Linda Daly, Hugh Taylor, Eugene Wirth, Stephen Hannemann, Kate Carpenter, Katie & Mike MacKay, Steve Beck Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable supplier source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker West Coast maintains a master list of over 13,500 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: All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker. 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.

Long Products – a sampling of what we offer Carbon Steel Bar

Stainless Steel Tube

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• 304 SQUARE TUBE – 1/2"SQ X .065W THRU 12"SQ X .500W • 304 RECTANGLE TUBE – 1/2" X 1" X .065W THRU 12"SQ X 8" X .500W • 304 ROUND TUBE – 1/2"OD X .065W THRU 6.0"D X .375W • AVAILABLE IN MILL FINISH AND 180 GRIT POLISHED

CF1018 ROUNDS – 3/16" THRU 6" CF1018 SQUARES – 1/4" THRU 6" CF1018 FLATS – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 3-1/2" X 6" CF1045 ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 6" CF1144 STRESSPROOF ROUNDS – 1/2" THRU 4-1/2" CF12L14 ROUNDS – 1/2" THRU 6"

Alloy Steel Bar • • • •

CF4140ANN ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 4-1/2" CF8620ANN ROUNDS – 1-1/8" THRU 4-3/4" CF4140HT ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 3-1/2" HR4140ANN ROUNDS – 1-1/2" THRU 24"

Aluminum Bar

Carbon Steel Tube • ERW STEEL TUBE – 1/2"OD X .049W THRU 6"0D X .188W • ORN STEEL TUBE – 1/2"SQ X .065W THRU 4"SQ X .120W • STRUCT STEEL TUBE – 1-1/2"SQ THRU 6"SQ X .250W (INCLUDING RECTANGLES)

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303, 304L, 316L, 17-4 ROUNDS – 1/8" THRU 12" 304L, 316L PLATE CUT FLATS – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 1/2" X 8" 303, 304L, 316L ROLLED BAR – 1/4" X 3/4" THRU 1-1/2" X 2" 304L, 316L ANGLES – 3/4" X 3/4" X 1/8" THRU 4" X 4" X 1/2" 304L, 316L CHANNELS – 2" X 1" X 1/8" THRU 6" X 4" X 3/8"

• 6061 EXTR & CF ROUNDS – 3/16" THRU 12" • 6061 EXTR SQUARES – 1/4" THRU 6" • 6061 EXTR RECTANGLES – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 4" X 8" • 6061, 6063 EXTR ANGLES, CHANNELS, BEAMS • 2024 CF ROUNDS – 3/8" THRU 4"

Tube & Pipe • 6061, 6063 EXTR SQUARE TUBE – 3/4"SQ X .065W THRU 8"SQ X .500W • 6061, 6063 EXTR RECTANGLE TUBE – 3/4" X 1-1/2" THRU 2" X 8" X .250W • 6061 EXTR ROUND TUBE – 1/2" X .125W THRU 8"OD X .250W • 6061 EXTR PIPE – 1/2" SCH40 THRU 8" SCH80

Fabrication Ryerson simplifies customer manufacturing and procurement. From one-of-a-kind components to parts in production quantities, our one-stop shopping reduces overall costs and streamlines operations.

Carbon & Alloy Plate We routinely stock: • Carbon from general purpose to structural, PVQ and improved machining grades. • Alloy in construction, case hardening, PVQ, aircraft quality and abrasion resisting grades.

Lower Production Costs Trim outsourcing handling costs and inspection points. Eliminate scrap handling costs and inspection points. Minimize capital expenditures. Our ready-to-assemble parts reduce customer work-in-process inventory.

Plate processing: Oxy-fuel Cutting Plasma Cutting Shearing

Aluminum Plate We routinely stock: • Heat treatable, cast tooling and cast mold plate • Standard thicknesses to 16” • Widths to 60.5” • Standard lengths of 96”, 120”, 144”, 240” and 288” • Diamond Tread plate

Consolidate Supplier Base Save transportation and administrative costs. We’re responsible for all work

Plate processing: Sawing Band Saw Cutting Shearing Cutting to Length

Increase Flexibility Test new designs and prototypes without tying up machines or employees. We know fabrication and materials and recommend the best for customer applications. Meet Demand Fluctuations Eliminate bottlenecks. Avoid capacity overloads. Eliminate capital tied up in underutilized equipment. We help customers focus on core competencies and meet processing requirements.

Stainless Plate We routinely stock: • All standard grades • Plate up to 4” thick • Coiled plate inventory: 36, 48, 60, 72” wide • Stainless floor plate in 1/8, 3/16 and 1/4” thickness Plate processing: Plasma Cutting Sawing Shearing Cutting to Length Precision Leveling

performed, even for services of our extended fabrication network. We screen and audit all of our sources.

Seattle: 600 SW 10th Street, Renton, WA 98057 206-624-2300 Local | 800-562-9067 Toll Free

Portland: 6330 Basin Avenue, Portland, OR 97217 503-247-2300 Local | 800-452-9935 Toll Free

Boise: 6759 S. Supplyway, Boise, ID 83716 800-452-9935 Toll Free

Spokane: 207 N. Freya Street, Spokane, WA 99202 509-535-1582 Local | 800-541-6365 Toll Free

Announcements & Releases Fahey Machinery Announces New President, New Sales Manager For Washington, And A Brand New Modern Website TJ Hatfield Former Vice President of Fahey Machinery has taken the helm as President of the company. TJ brings a wealth of knowledge and many years of experience in the machine tool industry to Fahey Machinery.

TJ Hatfield President

Bill Fahey Jr left employment at Fahey Machinery after 21 wonderful years. Bill said, “It is a good move for me, as I am off on a new business venture and adventure, going off in a completely different direction, a direction I have wanted to head to for quite some time. TJ Hatfield is now at the helm of Fahey Machinery and with his guidance, Fahey Machinery will still be providing you with all the service and support in your machine tool needs. I thank all of you for years of partnership and friendship in business and wish you the best.”

The Fahey Machinery Team Doug Banks Sales Manager has yet another positive addition! Meet Doug Banks, formally from Elumatec (a line of linear aluminum processing machines). He comes with years of experience in the steel industry and sales. He is taking over the Washington territory for T.J. Hatfield who has taken over the Oregon territory in Bill Jr.’s absence. Doug will be more than willing to help you with your metal fabrication machinery needs. Please give him a call or drop him an email, he will take care of your equipment needs.

Ganesh Machinery Releases New ASL Model Machines Ganesh Machinery Announces Arrival of New Box Way CNC Slant Bed Lathes Ganesh ASL Model CNC Lathes, Designed for Superior Performance in Handling Heavy Cutting Loads and Outstanding Surface Finishes Ganesh Machinery, the popular Southern California based machine tool industry experts, has announced their new line of Ganesh ASL model box way slant bed CNC lathe machines. The CNC lathes are made of high quality materials, especially designed for heavy metal removal, superior cut capabilities, and more.This comes as good news to machinists around the country seeking premium box way slant bed CNC lathes designed to improve efficiency and performance.

ASL-8 CNC Lathe: 8” 3-Jaw Hydraulic Chuck w/ 2.5” Thru-Bore, 20” Swing - Over Bedways, 12.5” Swing - Over Saddle,22” & 39” Turning Lengths. ASL-10 CNC Lathe: 10” 3-Jaw Hydraulic Chuck w/ 3” Thru-Bore, 20” Swing - Over Bedways, 12.5” Swing - Over Saddle,22” & 39” Turning Lengths. ASL-15 CNC Lathe: 15” 3-Jaw Hydraulic Chuck w/ 4” Thru-Bore 24” Swing over Bedways, 15” Swing over Saddle, 19.6” Maximum Turning Diameter, 27” / 47” / 66” / 86” / 118” Turning Lengths. ASL-20 CNC Lathe: 20” 3-Jaw Hydraulic Chuck w/6.5” Thru-Hole, 29” Swing Over Bedways, 23” Swing Over Saddle, 21” Cutting Diameter, Available with 29”, 47”, 68”, 88” and 125” Z-Axis Travel., or call and speak to one of their specialists at 1-888-542-6374.

Fahey also announces their new website at:

Plus Ten Stainless Increases Production Capacity by 30% West Coast plate distributor Plus Ten Stainless has added a twelvefoot ferrous Metlsaw to its operations. With the addition of the Metlsaw, Plus Ten Stainless will realize a 30% increase in its processing capacity.


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According to Todd Rhodes, President of Plus Ten Stainless, “The additional equipment will benefit our customers by shortening their lead times and accommodating rush orders.” About Plus Ten Stainless Plus Ten Stainless is a supplier of stainless steel plate, Prodec® plate and aluminum plate. Plus Ten Stainless specializes exclusively in precision cold saw cutting FIRSTCUT+® Services. For more information, visit

STRUCTURE: To increase the rigidity during machining, the machine’s base is one-piece casting with a slope design that is equipped with a large-volume coolant flow for fast chip removal. For highspeed machining that requires a super-fine finish, the ballscrews are mounted close to the machining point for maximum rigidity and to minimize the influence of the ballscrew after long periods of operation. For more information, contact Herbert Hou of Chevalier Machinery Inc. at (562) 903-1929 or email: or visit us on the web at

Buyken Metal Products Your Partner for Competitive Fabrication Solutions Plus Ten Stainless is a specialty division of United Performance Metals. United Performance Metals is one of 14 leading brands owned by O’Neal Industries, Inc. (, parent company of the U.S.A.’s largest family-owned group of metals service centers.With sales of approximately $2.3 billion in 2013, O’Neal Industries is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 90 specialized facilities throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Increase Productivity And Efficiency In HighSpeed Drilling,Tapping And Milling By More Than 50 Percent The compact and high-efficient design of the FTC-1320V with front pallet change is perfect for high-speed drilling, tapping and milling. With a special holding fixture during machining on one side of table, the operator can load and unload workpiece on the other side of table.

“Comparison of cycle time reveals that machining efficiency can increase by more than 50 percent compared to traditional types of machining through workpiece changing time, tool changing time and cutting time,” says Chevalier National Sales Manager Herbert Hou. Here are vital specs about the FTC-1320V Series: CAPACITY: The machine’s table size is 25.6” x 14.4” with a table load at 264 lbs. for each side. The XYZ travel is 19.7” x 12.6” x 9.8”. The tool capacity is 16+1 with a maximum tool weight of 4.4 lbs.

For 75 years, Buyken Metal Products has manufactured state of the art, high quality metal parts. Buyken specializes in being versatile. Their success is built on a broad spectrum of markets, by partnering with customers both large and small to create cost-effective solutions. Mark DeLaurenti, President of Buyken believes that to be a leader in precision sheet metal forming, stamping and fabrication, the company has to focus on individual customer needs. As a result, Buyken has developed the strength in diversity to cost-effectively manufacture many types of products, from many types of metals, in quantities from one to one million. Buyken has continually reinvested in technology to keep costs down for their customers. This commitment to the highest competitive standard of capital equipment allows their experienced professional staff to respond rapidly to ever-changing customer needs. As the metal products industry changes, lead times are shortening, customer demands are growing… and price still gets the business. Buyken responds with cost-effectiveness through high quality service. Their competitive edge comes from dissecting their processes — from production through delivery — for every project, in search of the best way to build a part on behalf of their customer. This commitment to innovative service has allowed Buyken to maintain successful long-term relationships through changing times that benefit their customers, and ensure their position as an industry leader. From small individual parts to complete assemblies, Buyken has the experience, equipment and talent to manufacture virtually any type of component. As DeLaurenti likes to ask of his clients, “Can we build you something?” A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Sweden Home to Latest Haas Milestone – 150,000th Haas Machine Haas Automation, Inc., is pleased to announce another major milestone in the company’s history as one of the world’s leading machine tool builders – the production and installation of the 150,000th Haas CNC machine.

Buyken purchased the 4000 watt laser with twin towers (over 80,000 lbs of storage) for speed accuracy and capacity. Buyken can program off line, the machine continues to run; Buyken can load the tower, the machine continues to run; Buyken can unload parts, the machine continues to run; Buyken has common raw stock material inventoried in the towers for immediate response, and the 4000 watt laser has a very quick pierce time – all critical in improving productivity.

It was a mere 7 years ago that Haas Automation celebrated the installation of its 75,000th CNC machine – a VF-3SS purchased by a family-owned machining business in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. The 150,000th machine – a DS-30SSY dual-spindle turning center with Y axis – rolled off the Haas production line January 19, 2014, and was installed at Swedish company Claesson Engineering in March, following a special handing-over ceremony at the Manufacturing & Automation Expo (MAX) in Stockholm, Sweden.

Call (253) 852-0634 or visit to learn how Buyken can help you with your metal manufacturing needs.

Metalcraft Industries Reduces Cycle Time with Robotic Welding Cell Metalcraft Industries Inc. recently took delivery of a Miller Welding Cell fitted with a Panasonic Robot for continuous MIG welding operations upon being awarded a project in the energy field. Company President Darrin Caschette stated, “The sheer volume of work we received plus the linear inches of weld gave us no choice; we wouldn’t have been able to hire fast enough.” The roughly 38 x 28 x 28 hydraulic tanks require redundant welding inside and out to ensure against pin holes as well as pressure testing each tank. Mr. Caschette noted that the robot can weld 5-10 times faster than manual welding depending on the application and the quality of the weld is unsurpassed.

“Installation of the 150,000th machine is a very special occasion for Haas Automation,” said Alain Reynvoet, Managing Director, Haas Automation Europe. “The fact that it has been bought by a European company – in the relatively high-cost region of Scandinavia – is further proof that the Haas combination of value, performance, reliability, and support is the right one for any market.” The DS-30SSY combines dual-spindle turning with Y axis, C axis, and live tooling to create a powerful “done-in-one” machining solution. The opposed spindles support fully synchronized turning and allow on-the-fly part pass-off to reduce cycle times. The machine provides 4” ofY-axis travel (±2” from the centerline) for off-center milling, drilling, and tapping, and comes standard with high-torque live tooling and a servo-driven C axis for versatile 4-axis capability. “It’s a great honour for us to be part of these celebrations,” said Edströms company owner and CEO, Ola Andersson. “Claesson Engineering is a valued customer, and has already invested in several Haas machine tools over the years, since it was founded in 2000. This celebration is a wonderful opportunity to recognise the achievements of all those involved, but the important thing is that the Haas machine will give the customer many years of profitable, reliable service.”

Do you have a steel based product requiring MIG welding; feel free to contact or 888-280-7080. A2Z METALWORKER NW •


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For more information about Haas and Haas products, visit

Inland Northwest Metallurgical Services (INMS) in Spokane,WA is pleased to announce the commissioning of its fifth vacuum furnace. The HR-34X40 (2Bar) has a brand new all-moly hot zone and is dedicated to bright hardening superalloys such as Inconel 718. Other heat treaters possess vacuum furnaces and can bright harden alloys such as stainless steels and tool steels, but very few in the country can solution treat and age Inconel 718 and have it be bright at the end of the long process. It not only requires an allmetal hot zone, but it also requires extreme discipline of what is placed in the furnace. All parts that are processed in this furnace are free from any soil, oils and anything else that may contaminate the furnace. All parts and fixtures are handled with latex gloves. The furnace meets the stringent aerospace re q u i re m e n t s o f AMS2750. INMS has been in business for 18 years servicing the heat

treating needs of companies primarily in WA, ID, and MT. In addition to their five vacuum furnaces, they have three endothermic integral oil quenching furnaces for neutral hardening and carburizing (including a brand new Surface Combustion AllCase), a small aluminum drop-bottom furnace, a vertical scanning induction hardening machine, and several tempering/stress relieving furnaces. They are a NADCAP and Boeing certified facility. For more information please visit their website at Inland Northwest Metallurgical Services, Inc. 16203 E. Marietta Ave. • Spokane Valley, WA 99216 (509) 922-7663 . (800) 379-2231 • Fax (509) 922-7626 A2Z METALWORKER NW •


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Alloy Solutions for Bar & Plate ! Oil & Gas


Fasteners !

! Aerospace !

Taming hostile environments on or off the earth. Pound by Pound! A full inventory of Nickel, Cobalt, Stainless, Titanium Alloys including, 718, 625, 321, 347, Alloy X and 6AL4V CA 800.337.3766 CT 800.243.4344 SC 800.243.4344 TX 800.527.4705

O’Neal High-Performance Metals Group!

Ryerson Continues To Support The Aerospace Industry And The Semiconductor Industry From high-grade aluminum to precision processing capabilities, we give aerospace manufacturers the quality and assurance they need. In an industry where precision comes first, Ryerson deliver s complete assurance. We serve as a dynamic, reliable intermediary between the world’s leading aluminum mills and makers of commercial aircraft. We know how to balance lead times on materials with a manufacturer’s production forecast—and adapt quickly when there’s a swing in price or demand. Along with this insight, we understand the specifications needed to perform and deliver in the aerospace industry. From sourcing and procurement to processing and delivery, we have the capabilities in place to deliver with absolute precision, quality and traceability. At the end of the day, we help aircraft manufacturers drive complexity and costs out of their supply chains. So they can focus on the innovations that move their business onward, and their industry upward.

S-191 The ultimate machining solution…

for small precise parts.

We help semiconductor manufacturers stay ahead of the curve. In an unstoppable industry where speed to market is everything, semiconductor manufacturers look to Ryerson.

Production and innovation must move quickly to keep up with the constant demand for new and better products. Our team has firsthand experience with the industry’s aggressive cycles, and we’ve created solutions around them. They start with our specialized inventories of high-purity stainless and aluminum plate, bar and tubing. Add to that our precision saw-cutting services, and we can deliver fast turnarounds on finished components. Starrag USA Inc. 2379 Progress Drive Hebron, Kentucky 41048 P: +1 859-534-5201

Booth S-8696

As these manufacturers move into new geographies, we’re expanding our own facilities to help simplify their supply chains and manage large groups of fabricators, wherever they operate. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Amcon Delivers A Great Show In Bellevue, Washington Again Hundreds of Purchasing Professionals, Engineers, and decision makers were at the Bellevue Amcon show in April and it made for a great mix of intellectuals and fun. The Amcon show had some of the best exhibitors from Cascade Systems Technology an Oregon contract manufacturing firm to Swift Tool a Washington precision tool and industrial supply company.

Temtco is the U.S. leader in high strength plates, parts, and fabrication. We have over 30,000 tons of inventory stocked exclusively for the Heavy Equipment, Mining, Rail and Offshore industries. In addition,Temtco maintains an extensive inventory of metric and many hard-to-find sizes. Temtco has maintained consistency in excellence for very many years and we have earned a great reputation with our customers. We are also your source for any steel cutting or steel fabrication needs requiring precision plasmatic or flame cutting capabilities

For more information Call: 800-644-1933,

New Spindle Sales and Repair Service High Speed - High Torque - High Quality

“Don’t miss the AmCon Denver show, May 13-14th” Visit Amcon’s website at:


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Swift Tool Co.

SALES ENDS 4/30/14 While Supplies Last





1/8 #30 #29 #28 #27 #24 5/32 #20 #13 3/16 #11 7/32 “A” “B” 1/4 9/32 “M”




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$1.74 $1.74 $1.60 $1.60 $1.75 $1.88 $1.75 $1.88 $2.43 $2.32 $2.47 $2.92 $3.37 $3.59 $3.25 $4.04 $4.78

Cobalt for tougher materials, 135° split point for greater accuracy.

Aircraft Ext, Taper Length, Taper Shank & XL are also in stock.




$1.42 10 Iron & Iron & 1010 $1.42 $1.42 $1.42 10 Metals, $1.47 Metals, 10 Inc.

DJB.0625CONCH 1/16 DJB.0635CONCH #52 DJB.0700CONCH #50 DJB.0938CONCH 3/32 Inc. DJB.0980CONCH #40 DJB.0984CONCH 2.5MM DJB.1250CONCH 1/8 DJB.1285CONCH #30 DJB.1405CONCH #28 DJB.1520CONCH #24 DJB.1563CONCH 5/32 DJB.1875CONCH 3/16 DJB.1910CONCH #11 DJB.1969CONCH 5 MM DJB.2188CONCH 7/32 DJB.2380CONCH “B” DJB.2500CONCH 1/4

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Diehl Steel’s 420 Stainless Steel’s High Hardness is Perfect for Molds

ances. Diehl Steel focuses on serving the rapid turn-around needs of the tool and die, mold shop, machine shop, and O.E.M. industries, typically shipping in-stock items in 24 to 48 hours.

420 stainless steel from Diehl Steel is a highly-refined mold quality steel that exhibits excellent polishability, good corrosion resistance and good wear resistance. 420 SS from Diehl is an electroslag remelt (ESR), giving it high internal cleanliness and homogeneity. Its high hardness makes it perfect for the manufacturing of plastic molds that require good parting line retention and sealing between colored resins.

See us at the following trade shows: AMTS – October 2223, 2014, Dayton, OH, Booth #610, FABTECH – November 11-13, 2014, Atlanta, GA, Booth #B1351

Special melting and forging practices result in 420 having a ultra-high microcleanliness and a homogeneous microstructure. 420 stainless steel is used in a variety of applications such as ball bearings, gauges, shafts, cutlery, plastic mold cavities, and surgical and dental instruments. Diehl Steel is an international supplier of quality tool steel, alloy steel, CPM powder metal, mold steel, carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum products and services. The company offers standard and custom cut and machined sizes of flats, bars, squares, sheets, plates, drill rod, hollow bar and rounds. With its unique Accu-Square process, the company can square metal block to toolmaker tolerA2Z METALWORKER NW •

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HP to unveil plans for 3-D printing in June Hewlett-Packard Co. will unveil its blueprint for entering the commercial 3-D-printing market this summer after fixing technical issues that have curbed broader adoption, Reuters reported. HP estimates the budding 3-D-printing market will hit nearly $11 billion in worldwide sales by 2021, up from $2.2 billion in 2012.The industry is currently dominated by small players such as Stratasysowned MakerBot, which focus on selling the devices to consumers. CEO Meg Whitman told shareholders on Tuesday that the bigger market was in selling the product for enterprise applications to build parts and prototypes in ways that weren’t possible before. The company said its researchers have resolved limitations around the quality of substrates used in the manufacturing process, which affect a finished item’s durability. As HP is one of the largest printer-making companies, industry Announcements Continued Page 10 observers have been expecting it to enter the 3-D-printing business.

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California Firm Awarded Patent for ZeroFuel Solar Plastic Molding Technology LightManufacturing, a solar thermal technology company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued the firm US Patent 8,662,877 covering the use of concentrated solar thermal energy for molding plastic. The proprietary technology allows low-cost manufacturing of large plastic objects like water tanks and boats without the use of fossil fuels. The patent describes the use of heliostats (sun-tracking mirrors) to concentrate heat in a plastic molding system. “Our technology eliminates the energy costs of roto-molding or vacuum-forming plastic parts”, says Karl von Kries, LightManufacturing Founder and CEO, “while offering opportunities to simplify and reduce the cost of the molding system”. The company’s Solar Rotational Molding (SRM®) systems are delivered pre-integrated into 20’ ISO shipping containers, and can be dropped onto unimproved land. No building, concrete pad, or grid energy connection is required. “This ease of installation means customers can put inexpensive production capacity in new markets, or put manufacturing close to customers to reduce transport costs”, says von Kries. Heat for melting the plastic comes from an array of the company’s “H1” heliostats, and a photovoltaic array on the roof of the container provides energy to rotate the molds and operate other equipment. The company estimates that the now-patented processes can be deployed on over 49% of the Earth’s land area.

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While many solar technology firms work on methods for generating electricity, LightManufacturing differs by concentrating solely on applying solar heat to manufacturing processes. “Enormous opportunities exist to harness solar thermal energy for industrial applications”, says von Kries. “Many processes that burn natural gas or other fossil fuels to generate heat is a candidate for conversion to solar thermal, and the plastic molding processes covered by this patent happen to be two of the best first applications of our technology”. The firm describes the process in detail with photos and video at

Company Develops Greener Method To Extract Lithium For Batteries. Simbol Materials, based in Pleasanton, CA, has plans to open a plant that sill use “a unique process to extract lithium from a novel source: the waste from geothermal power plants.” The Times notes that Simbol’s plant will come online about the same time that Tesla Motors plans to open to world’s biggest lithium battery plant. “Supporting another lithium supplier in the market at the time when that rapid growth occurs in 2017 and beyond, with a real inflection point in 2020, couldn’t have worked out better,” said Josh Green, general partner with Mohr Davidow, a venture capital firm that is Simbol’s largest shareholder. Joseph Lowry, vice president for sales

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fighter programs at United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney. The “adaptive” technology adjusts the amount of air flowing through the engines to maximize fuel efficiency at different speeds and altitudes, helping to reduce the Pentagon’s annual $20 billion fuel bill. If funded by Congress, the engine plan would also continue one of the fiercest rivalries in the defense sector. Pratt & Whitney supplies engines for the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighters produced by Lockheed Martin Corp., while GE and RollsRoyce PLC received Pentagon funding until 2011 to develop an alternative. GE and its U.K. partner paid for further development themselves before dropping the project in late 2011, leaving only the Pratt engine available for a plane that is expected to make up the bulk of the U.S. air fleet, with potential orders for more than 2,400 jets. The Pentagon has yet to indicate whether the planned $1 billion in additional engine research would go to more than one supplier. Further details are expected when it unveils its full fiscal 2015 budget plan. -The Wallstreet Journal


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The inaugural Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy Conference (AMPM2014) will showcase Additive Manufacturing (AM) as a process of making three-dimensional solid objects by adding successive layers of material rather than by removing material, as is common in conventional methods such as cutting or drilling. Focused solely on metal part technology, over 45 presentations from global industry experts from 10 countries make this a truly international collaboration of the latest industry developments. Presentations will include the perspective of metal powder producers; toll providers and end user of these processes; R&D programs from academia and consortiums; and equipment manufacturers. Topics include materials, processes, technical advances & barriers, and applications. The PM2014 World Congress, held once every six years in North America, is the world’s largest and most prestigious PM event. Rotating between Asia, Europe, and North America, PM2014 will attract the world’s leading industry-technical minds promoting PM technology advancements from over 40 countries. Over 1,500 delegates will transfer knowledge as they attend technical sessions, Special Interest Programs, and view the international poster display. The 175 booth international marketplace exhibition will showcase leading suppliers of powder metallurgy and particulate materials processing equipment, powders, and products – one stop shopping for all. The 9th Tungsten, Refractory and Hardmaterials Conference is a triennial conference organized by MPIF, in cooperation with the Refractory Metals Association. Refractory metals (W, Mo, Re, Ta, Nb, Os, Ir, Hf), their alloys, and composites (including hardmaterials and cermets), are a unique family of materials.This conference will address recent developments in the refractory and hardmaterials field and will encompass refractory and hardmaterial processing, microstructure, properties, and applications. Over 80 presentations will be offered in 27 technical sessions.The international influence will ensure the highest quality of technical communication and transfer from the worldwide tungsten, refractory, & hardmaterials community. To learn more about this monumental event, visit, or

Career And Technical Education In Seattle Revived By Interest In STEM The Seattle Times reported that “national enthusiasm” for STEM education “has breathed new life into” Seattle’s Career and Technical Education program. Recently, Seattle’s program had fallen behind other districts like Tacoma, Auburn and Renton, but in 1996 superintendent John Stanford hired Shepherd Siegel to reform the program. Siegel said of the program: “There were times when it was used as the dumping ground.” Siegel has since revitalized the program, introducing a variety of career tracks to get students interested in science and engineering, as well as providing students with technical certifications sought after by employers. Despite these successes, challenges remain, since students need to be made aware of the opportunities and “parents often must be convinced that they’re not part of a second-class education for kids who aren’t considered college material.”


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Austal, Lockheed warships did well in U.S. war game -admiral (Reuters) - Both the Lockheed Martin Corp and Austal versions of the U.S. Navy’s new coastal warship performed well in a major war game last week and surprised some “enemies” with their capabilities, a top Navy admiral said on Tuesday. Rear Admiral Thomas Rowden, director of surface warfare for the Navy, said the war game held at the Navy War College in Rhode Island underscored the effectiveness of the new smaller warships in potential future conflicts, even in deeper waters. “This is going to be a force to be reckoned with,” Rowden told reporters on a teleconference, noting that U.S. Navy officials went home after the weeklong exercises with a new appreciation for the Navy’s newest class of warships. The war game was planned long before Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the Navy to reassess its plans to buy 52 of the new smaller warships, and launch a study on what it would take to make give the ships better protection and more firepower. A Navy task force is studying options for meeting a requirement for 52 small surface combatants, including buying more of the current LCS ships, modifying them, or switching to a new design, all with a focus on affordability. A separate advisory group, chaired by Rowden and Allison Stiller, deputy assistant secretary of Navy for ships, is also looking at the issue. Rowden said pairing the smaller Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) with larger guided missile destroyers increased their ability to survive enemy attacks and sharply increased the Navy’s ability to hunt for enemy submarines. He said the war game - which involved 32 LCS ships and a broad range of other ships, fighter jets and other U.S. military equipment - showed how changing the concept of operations to pair up ships during a battle could be an affordable alternative to adding air defense equipment to the LCS ships. The ability of the LCS ships to switch equipment and take on new missions, or modularity, proved helpful in some circumstances during the game, Rowden said. Over 800 pages of notes from the war game will be analyzed over the next two months with conclusions likely to be released in mid- to late May, Rowden told reporters.


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He said Austal’s aluminum trimaran LCS design had “a little bit longer legs” and proved more advantageous on the open ocean, while Lockheed’s steel monohull design was more effective in areas closer to shore.

Global Solar Deployment Exceeds Wind for First Time The global clean-energy picture for 2013 was a classic good news-bad news story, according to the Clean Energy Trends 2014 report issued today by clean-tech research and advisory firm Clean Edge, Inc. The industry saw dazzling growth, success, and rising stock prices in some sectors – most notably solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment – but downward trends and policy and finance hurdles in others. Last year also marked a significant transition in the history of clean energy: for the first time since Clean Edge began tracking global markets in 2000, the world installed more new solar PV generating capacity, 36.5 gigawatts, than wind power (35.5 GW). Record levels of new solar deployment in China, Japan, and the U.S. combined with a down year in the wind industry to create this unprecedented crossover. The global solar market’s continued double-digit growth of 15 percent, plus a modest uptick in biofuels’ market size, was not enough to overcome the wind industry’s lackluster performance. As a result, combined global revenue for solar PV, wind power, and biofuels held nearly steady at $247.6 billion, down just slightly from $248.7 billion in 2012. “The adoption of clean energy is set against a bigger-picture context that finds many of the world’s largest energy-using nations struggling with critical choices for their energy future,” said Ron Pernick, Clean Edge co-founder and managing director. “Climate disruptions, smog alerts, planned and unplanned nuclear power shutdowns, and resource scarcity are all driving significant change, accelerating the double-digit adoption growth of solar PV, hybrid and electric vehicles, green buildings, and other clean-tech solutions.”(eSolarEnergyNews)

Low-Cost Gas Drives Chemical Boom. Bloomberg News reports that Dow Chemical and other US chemical firms will “boost output capacity 30 percent in a decade” due to low-cost shale gas, according to IHS senior director Russell Heinen. Heinen also predicted capital expenditure on US chemical factories

“will peak in 2016 at $14 billion, four times current levels.” Dave Witte, senior vice president at IHS, predicted a “fivefold increase in U.S. earnings from ethylene,” due to cheap gas and growing production. Witte advocated increasing gas exports to keep “U.S. chemical markets balanced.”

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Central Valley Fund finances purchase of machining company The Central Valley Fund announced it provided $3.7 million in financing to support the purchase of Precision Machine & Manufacturing Inc. in Eugene, Ore.


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Siemens lands $225 million train contract The Siemens Rail Systems factory in Sacramento is getting another boost of activity, in the form of a $225 million contract from five state governments for 32 diesel-electric locomotives. That means Charger locomotives will be built in Sacramento for delivery to five transportation departments in California, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Washington, beginning in 2016. But officials with Siemens, while hailing the announcement Tuesday, said they’re not going to speculate on how the contract will affect employment at the plant, which already has 800 workers.

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The management buyout of Precision Machine the company is being led by Kirk Morton, president of the company for the past four years, and Socius Capital based in Ketchum, Idaho. Socius Capital’s investment is not being disclosed, and the total value of the buyout is not being released. Sacramento Business Journal

“As the production schedule for the 32 locomotives ramps up, Siemens anticipates filling positions through existing employees transitioning to support the multi-state locomotive order, and through new hires,” the company said in an email statement.

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The list also includes more than $400 million for five Lockheed Martin F-35 joint strike fighters — two for the Air Force and three for international sales. The list includes funding for five Lockheed MC-130Js, five HC-130Js and 12 General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft. Two F-35s, the C-130Js and Reapers also appeared in the White House’s Opportunity, Growth

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MacKay Manufacturing Utilizes State of the Art DMG/Mori Seiki Machinery to Continue Building Their World Class Manufacturing Business The origins of MacKay Manufacturing were founded in 1946 in Spokane Valley , Washington as a small machine shop. Mike MacKay became their Sales Manager in 1981. After 5 years in that role, an opportunity to purchase the company came together for Mike and Debra MacKay. In 1986 the company changed its ownership and name to MacKay Manufacturing Inc. Many changes have taken place over the past three decades thanks to Mike’s relentless desire to grow and constantly improve the business. In 1986, MacKay Manufacturing earned $900,000 a year in sales with 17 employees. I asked Mike how he felt after he took over the business, when he was now on his own. Mike replied; “The thing that hit me first though was, wow - I really better start paying attention!” Mike knew at a young age that he was going to be a business owner at some point in his lifetime, never did he imagine it would grow into what it is today. Mike will be the first to tell you that he is not a machinist, he is a salesman. He relied on his employees to do what they do best, and that was make quality products that are delivered on time. Mike did what he did best: selling, and his sales skill lead to growth. MacKay Manufacturing has grown consistently over the years to reach its current level of 135 employees and annual revenue of $20 million. The company is still located in the sunny Spokane Valley, but has moved to a new state-of-the-art 50,000 sq. ft. facility, with a temperature-controlled environment to ensure that all of their equipment, material and instrumentation remain thermally constant. Much of the company’s success can be attributed to its skilled employees, growing into a team of professionals by leveraging their talent, thirst for knowledge, and ability to work closely together. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Having this team of talent has allowed them to keep pace with the constantly changing demands of their customers, and the improvements in machine tool technology. Their first CNC machine - purchased in 1982 - was a Mori Seiki model SL3 CNC lathe. This technology proved to be a game changer in the business, providing a significant increase in productivity and the ability to deliver goods to customers in less time.

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In the early days the company was very much a common job shop; somewhat dirty, chips and coolant everywhere and no focus on specific types of work or industries. The company was machining parts for local customers coming in off the street. But with the introduction of CNC machine tools, their world change quickly. Mike had a knack for rapidly and accurately quoting projects by having a feel for what the market needed most. He also saw the opportunity to go after the more difficult projects that other machine shops simply would not quote, and by doing so, it began to give MacKay Manufacturing an edge in the machining market. As the customers started to grow, so did the company’s need for more CNC machines and the productivity they provide. In 1987 MacKay bought a Mori Seiki model SL0 CNC turning center, a machine which has been running every day since and now has over 60,000 hours on it. “We are just now replacing the original spindle in this machine, after all these years”, quotes Mike MacKay. When Mike was asked why he chose to buy Mori Seiki machines, he replied; “We bought the Mori’s because we’ve always had really good luck with them, they run well, are very accurate, and they just keep running. We also like the people who sell them. Over the years MacKay Manufacturing has been purchasing its Mori Seiki machine tools from Ellison Technologies. A culture of continuous training and employee education is another key to MacKay’s’ success. With technology changing as fast as it does and software developing new capabilities continually, MacKay must stay on top with as much education as possible to maintain its edge in the industry. The company provides their staff with in-house training programs, and many times a year will send machin-

ists and programmers out to software conferences and trade shows to learn the latest technology. Attending trade shows like IMTS in Chicago is often times where MacKay learns of the newest machine tools that are available on the market. Over the past 30 years, MacKay Manufacturing has transitioned from an all manual machine shop to an all CNC machine shop. Today the shop looks much different, now running over 50 CNC machines, and continually pushing the envelope in every facet of their business. It has embraced the discipline of Lean Manufacturing and therefore has a clean and organized shop in a first rate facility for their employees to work. One of the most productive machines is a technology fairly new to them. Mike Says,“We have a Mori Seiki NTX1000 out there that is a lathe and a mill combined - an integrated turning center. It can process work at blinding speed, and can complete most parts in one single operation.You put material in at one end and it gives you a finished part ready to ship out the other.” This machine has proven so successful in eliminating setups and human error that an additional Mori Seiki NTX1000 will be delivered within the next week. By utilizing this multi-axis integrated technology and taking full advantage of the machine’s advanced capabilities, it has allowed MacKay to stay price competitive and a preferred supplier with its worldwide customer base.

• The sub spindle tilts up at 25 degrees to allow machining on the sub spindle with the upper head and lower turret work on the main spindle simultaneously. • The sub spindle turns 195 degrees to eject the completed part out of the back of the machine.

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MacKay Manufacturing is very much a family business; Mike and Debra have two children, Katie and Matt, who have grown up in the business and are currently in the transition to leadership. Both children are involved daily with the operation of the company, along with their cousin Chadd MacKay. Matt handles the fabrication and welding on the production floor. Katie is the Vice President, and Chadd is the NPI Manager (New Product Introduction). They have a transition coach to help ensure that Katie and Matt - as the second generation - will have all of the experience and tools available to help with their development. These days MacKay Manufacturing specializes in a variety of product groups, from infrared camera components to silicon wafer industry products, with the main portion of their business in medical instruments and devices. Medical products the company manufactures are used in spine, orthoscopic and endoscopic surgeries. Katie MacKay states; “We have held our ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and AS9100 certifications for many years. Those procedures and certificates have helped us achieve a Quality Management System that is robust enough to support the level of work we pride ourselves on.” In addition to the machinery, MacKay has deployed a class 10K clean room, where parts are cleaned and assembled in a controlled particulate environment. There is also a portion of the clean room that is bio-controlled, for final packaging of surgical implants in a sterile environment. MacKay Manufacturing has evolved into a company that can take a product from prototype, to production, to end user delivery.

• It is a dual spindle lathe, with a 5 axis upper milling & turning head and a lower multi-station turret - all working together simultaneously. • The lower turret allows for heavier lathe cutting, while the 5 axis head is equipped with a tool changer and can perform both milling & turning operations. • Using the lower turret along with the Jesse Jones in the MacKay Tool Crib Solving problems with the best cusupper axis head allows for “pinch turning”, tomer service skills is what sets MacKay which is a rough and finish pass being done apart from other manufacturing compasimultaneously. nies. “Quality and on time delivery is a given, but we have to offer • The 12,000 RPM 5 axis head has opened the door to efficient something better we strive to help our customers by helping to stitching and blending of complex geometry.


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solve their customer’s problem”, says Katie to everyone at MacKay for a great job!! MacKay. She continued, “We use many tools Thanks again and we look forward to more and technologies to help achieve this. The new projects in the future!” company has deployed many types of software in their operation, including MasterCam, - A purchasing professional at a major U.S. Esprit and GibbsCam, each used depending on medical company the application and ideal machine. The shop is full of horizontal and vertical milling machines, “In addition to receiving the CMx hubs early, Swiss style turning, lathes with live tooling, we also received the 001-1192 hubs a week EDM, lasers and welding. If there is a difficult early. problem that needs a solution or project man- Mike with Daughter Katie MacKay Standing next to their new Mori Seiki NLX 2000 Horizontal agement, MacKay Manufacturing is just the Turning Center I really have to hand it to you and the team up solution.” there - Chadd, Bruce, Don, Denise and the rest of the gang. It’s not easy working with us at this early stage but Hear what some of MacKay MacKay has really come through for us in a big way. I honestly do Manufacturing Customers have to say about MacKay not believe we would have made it without you guys. “On 10/01 the decision was made to source front frames and rear frames from MacKay Mfg. versus. internal. At this time, programs and tooling were sent to MacKay for these very labor-intensive parts. Each order was for 50 pieces and relative quick turnaround time was needed.

Thanks again for all the hard work. We look forward to growing the business more with MacKay.” - A purchasing manager at a major orthopedic products company

“I have never had a supplier who has been this involved and willing to help MacKay stepped up to the task quickly. Camera Housing Optics Housing out as MacKay has been on this project. MacKay’s qualities as a strategic supplier In an effort with Bruce and his crew, saved us tens of thousands of dollars with our we’ve severely cut the price of the scope holder, infirst order of 50 pieces. In addition, it should be noted cluding assembly and packaging. They have even given that these parts were quite challenging for outsourcus the 100-piece price for our pre-pilot units (qty. of ing because the documentation that Agilent supplied 20). They have been more than willing to work with us did not exactly match the required part. Spine Surgery and make changes along the way without charging us Assembly or slowing down significantly on the timeline. Key success factors were:

• MacKay’s willingness to use CNC programs supplied by Agilent (this was possible only because MacKay has machines identical to ours) • Support from the Agilent milling shop including tool drawings, in-process inspection drawings and quick turnaround of 1st article inspection. • Trusting relationship between Agilent and MacKay. • Electronic data transfer for CAD data, CNC programs, digital photographs and process instructions. • Frequent and complete communication, both verbal and written.”

The MacKay team has been friendly, involved, and I feel like they’re part of my group. They’ve been an invaluable resource in terms of design for manufacturability and designs that save us money.

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Rolls is meanwhile mounting a comeback campaign with the radically revised Trent 1000 TEN which was launched at the 2012 Farnborough airshow. To be rated at 78,000 lb. thrust, the engine is in development for all versions of the 787 including the -10 which received the go-ahead last year. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Qatar, and other Gulf Arab and Middle Eastern countries are looking to acquire new high-tech military equipment to protect themselves from neighboring Iran and internal threats after the Arab Spring uprising. Boeing confirmed that the announcement included a contract to buy 24 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and three Boeing 737 Airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft.

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agreed to buy 22 NH90 military helicopters from a unit of European aerospace group Airbus worth 2 billion euros ($2.76 billion) and two Airbus-made refueling tankers.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the U.S. body which oversees foreign arms sales, had notified lawmakers in July 2012 of a possible sale of Apache helicopters to Qatar.

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Qatar also committed to buy a Patriot missile defense system built by Raytheon equipped with PAC-3 missiles made by Lockheed; advanced daytime, high-definition sensors and radars for Apache helicopters; and Javelin missiles built by a Lockheed-Raytheon joint venture, according to sources familiar with the matter. Raytheon had told analysts in January that it expected to finalize an order with Qatar in the first half of 2014 for over $2 billion in Patriot missile defense system equipment.

Washington has been keen to deepen its cooperation with Gulf nations, which have been long-standing allies, on missile defense and increase pressure on Iran over its nuclear program. The Apache helicopters are built by Boeing and used by the U.S. Army, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. They will be fitted with Longbow radar equipment made by a joint venture of Lockheed and Northrop Grumman Corp. ($1 = 3.6415 Qatar Riyals) (Additional reporting by Marine Pennetier in Paris and Andrea Shalal in Washington, Editing by William Maclean, Elaine Hardcastle and Tom Brown) -Reuters

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Machine tools are the heart of every machine shop. When the machines are not the best fit for a shop’s needs, then that shop is leaving money on the table. This holds true for small to large job shops, captive shops and in large manufacturing facilities. Since 1989, companies have relied on A&M’s expertise and assistance to locate and acquire quality used machine tools best suited for their operations. The A&M sales staff helps customers evaluate their machine needs for now and in the future. This may include liquidating certain capital assets to off-set the purchasing of different machinery or a simple buy/sell transaction to add capacity or remove surplus. While used machine tools are frequently the most affordable option, sometimes those shops have needs that require new machine technology, which A&M did not offer, until recently. Over the last several years A&M’s has been searching for the right new machine tool line to offer their customer base. The line needed to span the needs of small to large job shops and production facilities in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain States. It had to include manual tool room machinery through CNC production lathes and mills, from the basic needs through full 5-axis vertical machines. And critically, A&M wanted high quality machine tools at an affordable price. Ganesh Machinery met and exceeded all of these criteria. The new Ganesh Machinery line allows A&M to enter the new machine tool market place offering customers a much broader range of machine tool options and capabilities while A&M’s used machine tool expertise gives the customer the added benefit of A&M’s ability to be aggressive with a trade-in program. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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The A&M sales team consists of five highly experienced people lead by Steve Beck; Mike Reeves (VP Sales) joined A&M in 2007 when he made his move from Arizona. In his previous life he was an RTM (resin transfer molding) Technician for 4 years Mike Reeves with Sea Ray Boats and he owned and operated an electrical company which specialized in security systems. In a short time Mike has become a natural in assisting customers with their buying, selling and auction requirements. He is a Haas CNC specialist plus his knowledge of other brands grows daily, which makes him a desired commodity in the company’s used machine tool industry. His focus is CNC Turning & CNC Machining Centers: Haas, Mori Seiki, Okuma, Kitamura, Mazak, Daewoo / Doosan, Miyano, Matsuura etc. Sue Zeller joined The A&M sales team in 2002. She brought a diversified background in chemical and laboratory testing, manufacturing, marketing and technical sales. Sue focuses mainly on CNC Swiss lathe and bar feed systems by Star, CitiSue Zeller zen, Tsugami, Tornos, Hanwha, NexTurn, KSI, Ganesh, LNS, FMB/Edge Technologies, Iemca, high-pressure coolant systems, mist collectors and accessories for machine tools. Brandon Osbourn joined A&M in 2008 as the Warehouse Manager. He quickly showed a desire for customer service and when we recognized this, along with his mechanical capabilities, he moved into sales. He is a Brandon Osbourn dedicated salesman with a focus in all metalworking machinery from CNC Turning & CNC Machining Centers, EDM, Grinders, General Machinery Tools, etc. He focuses on Hardinge, Hwacheon, Fanuc & Brother (Mill/ Marie Reeves Drill Centers), Hyundai-Kia/ Hyundai-Wia, Doosan / Daewoo, Miyano, Mazak and a host of others. Regardless of your need to purchase, sell or auction he will assist you to the fullest.

Nick Johnson; Hardworking and extremely focused, Nick joined A&M in 2012. His varied background covers many industries from commercial and industrial fire protection installations Nick Johnson and service, automobile service, customer relations, welding and having been self-employed brings a specific entrepreneurial design to his sales. He has directed his abilities toward buying and selling all makes & models of CNC Turning, CNC Machining Centers and other CNC chip-making machine tools like DMG-Mori Seiki, Ganesh, Okuma, Hermle, Hurco, Kitamura, and Eurotech. A&M covers the market with expertise in understanding CNC Turning, Machining Centers, CNC Swiss, Manual mills and lathes, Swiss tooling, bar feeds and bar loaders, mist collectors, chip wringers, and a number of ancillary product lines like Royal Products,WTO (CNC Static & live tooling, FMB/Edge Technologies, LNS, Iemca, Chip Blaster, CoolBlaster, MP Systems, Mayfran, Barrett, Sanborn (ChipPac), Genevieve Swiss (CNC Swiss tooling), Kennametal and more.

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Steve Beck personally has over 30 years of experience buying, selling, auctions, appraisal and financing within the machine tool industry. A&M has extensive expertise in many machine types including CNC turning (2-axis to Multi-axis), CNC Swiss, CNC Milling (knee mills to 5-axis), EDM, bar feeds, accessories including high pressure coolant

and tooling. As A&M moves into new machine tool sales with Ganesh, A&M will continue to offer quality used machine tools to their customers nationwide and internationally. They operate an 18,000 square foot warehouse in Colorado, just north of Denver. They focus on manufacturers like Mori Seiki, Haas, Okuma, Kitamura, Fanuc, Hardinge, DMG, Kitamura, Star, Citizen,Tsugami,Tornos, Hanwha, Hwacheon, Agie-Charmilles, Makino, and more. Automatics & Machinery is a member of the Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA) and has an accredited machinery appraiser, on staff, accredited through the Associate of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA).The company is aligned with several auctioneers across North America. So, A&M can help you to buy new and used machine tools; buy, sell, broker and trade-in your used machines, as well as, evaluate, appraise and auction all your assets. A&M will keep the heart of your machine shop strong and profitable now and for years to come.

Hear Some Feedback From Automatics & Machinery’s Customers: “When I was working in our machine shop, one of our customers had a critical line down. The machine they were making parts on was a custom machine they built. They called me and asked if I could help get them out of a jam. My machine was able to make their parts, but I didn’t have the needed of a particular bar feeder. I called Steve at Automatics. He started calling his contacts and found the specific bar feeder I needed for that job. He had it shipped to us overnight! The bar feeder was a fairly priced (no gouging because of my need), and our end customer was so happy that we got him out of a jam that he paid for the bar feeder. You just don’t see the kind of ‘I can make it happen for you’ attitude that Automatics has!” “The owner of our shop sells his used machine tool equipment on his own. He likes to think he is wheeling and dealing, but he would have gotten more for his used machines if he had contacted Automatics & Machinery. Shop owners don’t have the time or resources to do the extensive research that Automatics does, nor do they know of all of the available buyers. Anyone selling used equipment should first call A&M.” “We were in the market for some new Citizen M machines, but the delivery schedule didn’t meet our requirements. We contacted Automatics & Machinery. They found 4 available in a shop in California. We flew out immediately and bought all 4, complete with tooling & bar loaders.We were up and running with our ‘new’ Citizens in no time! What a great experience” “We’ve been buying and selling machines through Automatics & Machinery for many years now. We have a very good working relationship, and I feel they get me a very fair price, based on age and condition, both for the machines we sell and the used machines we buy through them. They are a trustworthy group of people.”

Contact Automatics & Machinery when you are looking to buy or sell used machinery, anywhere in the U.S., and even internationally. You can reach them at 800-543-7666 or or visit their website ( Trust your Used/New machinery to the professionals, “The A Team!” A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Aerojet Rocketdyne designs new battery for space station A new battery designed by Aerojet Rocketdyne for the International Space Station has successfully completed a design review and is ready for testing, the Rancho Cordova-based rocket motor maker announced recently. The new lithium ion battery is meant to replace the existing nickel hydrogen batteries currently in use. Lithium ion is a more efficient storage technology. Aerojet will build 31 of the lithium ion batteries, which includes two units for engineering tests, two for qualification tests and 27 for flight in orbit.

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Solar Making Huge Gains, 29% of All New Electricity Capacity FORTY-FIVE minutes west of Las Vegas, dejected sinners may encounter a sight to lift their sunken hearts: a sea of 347,000 mirrors, reflecting the rays of the desert sun on to boilers mounted on three 460-foot towers. The Ivanpah solar-thermal plant (pictured), which opened in mid-February, is the largest of its kind in the world. Fully ramped up, it will deliver around 377 megawatts (MW) of power to 140,000 homes in southern California. Its backers compare it to the nearby Hoover Dam; an astronaut claims to have spotted it from the international space station. It is a striking sight, even if the heat from its heliostats has roasted dozens of unfortunate birds alive. Solar power in America is growing rapidly, albeit from a small base (see chart). Last year it represented 29% of new electricity capacity, behind only natural gas at 46%. Solar output has more than doubled during Barack Obama’s time in office; GTM, a research firm, reckons it will grow another 26% in 2014. The Department of Energy wants solar to provide 27% of America’s electricity by 2050, up from less than 1% today. Though dazzling, Ivanpah and large plants like it will not generate much of this growth. The federal loan guarantees that allowed their creation have expired. More important are photovoltaic solar cells, a rival technology that converts sunlight directly to electricity.Their cost has fallen so quickly that in many places retail electricity customers are saving money by placing panels on top of their houses or businesses; 200,000 have done so in the past two years. And there is a lot of room to grow. “There’s no market saturation in any state; not even close,” says Lyndon Rive of SolarCity, a solar-installation firm. Even David Crane, the boss of NRG, co-owner of Ivanpah, says that photovoltaic installations are the future. Last year sun-soaked California accounted for over half of America’s new photovoltaic installations.That, say solar fans, shows that the sector can thrive even after it loses its subsidies. (The $2.2 billion California Solar Initiative, which gave cash to homes or firms that went solar, has largely expired.) Solar is also blossoming in unexpected places like Massachusetts and North Carolina. A bigger test will come in 2017, when the federal government’s solarinvestment tax credit drops from 30% to 10% (unless Mr Obama can convince Congress otherwise). Still, says Shayle Kann at GTM, this will be no “death knell”; it will simply eliminate some marginal projects. And by then there may be a revival of Ivanpah-style solar-thermal plants, as energy-storage technologies improve and utility firms look to them to provide steady power throughout the day. Yet even if solar power is a boon to consumers, it threatens some utilities. Energy has traditionally been generated centrally, distributed over power lines and sold to consumers. Distributed solar power—generated from rooftop panels—undermines that model (see article). The Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade group, warns that distributed generation could do to energy companies what the internet did to newspapers.

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The Manufacturing Outlook For 2014 And 2015 An overarching reason for the anticipated growth rebound is that factors that were dragging down growth (mainly tax and other policy issues) were absorbed in 2013 and will not get worse over the next two years. Consumer-driven manufacturing growth will be relatively stable and supported by employment gains. Households have low debt burdens and their wealth is rising because of higher stock and home prices. Business investment–driven manufacturing is responsible for nearly all the acceleration in production growth. Firms have lots of cash, are profitable, and have relatively high utilization rates. Importantly, the two-year federal budget and debt ceiling agreement substantially reduce uncertainty. Now that the Eurozone has come out of recession and emerging markets seem more resilient, export activity should pick up A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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The growth rate in high-tech industries— semiconductors, electronic computer equipment, and communications equipment—is relatively strong because of declining prices and the quality adjustment for processing speed. Medical equipment production will post solid growth thanks to aging trends and the Affordable Care Act. Pharmaceutical production should be flat in 2014 before showing a pickup in growth. The lack of new blockbuster drugs is the major impediment to growth. Aerospace production is starting to ramp up again.The civilian aircraft backlog is large and aircraft production will show strong growth over the next several years. Defense cuts are a headwind. Private nonresidential construction will benefit from more business investment and will grow at a moderate rate in 2014 but really accelerate in 2015.

Honeywell And Cps Energy Expand Efforts To Help Make The Electrical Grid Smarter, More Reliable Honeywell announced a two- year program with CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas. The utility will use automated demand response (ADR) technology and services from Honeywell to connect and collaborate with commercial and industrial customers, and adjust electricity consumption when the demand for energy peaks. As a result, CPS Energy will have additional tools to enhance the stability of the Texas electrical grid, especially on hot summer days when air conditioners and other cooling equipment are often running at capacity. The program is expected to be the largest ADR deployment by a municipal utility, and will build on a successful pilot project that CPS Energy and Honeywell completed last year. The pilot included nine commercial and industrial facilities, and helped trim demand by approximately 1.5 megawatts (MW) — a more than 10 percent reduction in each building on average. Honeywell and CPS Energy will look to enroll 60 additional sites, bringing the potential reduction to nearly 6 MW, enough electricity to meet the typical load of more than 2,200 homes.

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still loom large in manufacturers’ business decisions, particularly for the smallest companies,” said NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray. “Manufacturers are prepared to make the investments that will jumpstart our economy, but we need Washington to work with us, not against us.” One way Congress can do that is to renew tax breaks for capital investment that expired Dec. 31. Nearly two-thirds of manufacturers said they took advantage of either Section 179 expensing, which allowed small businesses to write off up to $500,000 of equipment investments immediately, or bonus depreciation, which allowed businesses of any size to expense 50 percent of the cost of assets bought an placed into

NAM also said December’s budget deal, which removed the specter of a government shutdown for two years, also contributed to growing optimism among its members. The federal government, however, also continues to create problems for manufacturers, according to the survey. Nearly 80 percent said an unfavorable business climate due to taxes, regulations and government uncertainties as a a major business challenge. Rising health care and insurance costs were the next most-cited challenge. “Washington’s burdensome regulatory, tax and health care policies


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It’s the second major Boeing plane-buying announcement made in just a few days; All Nippon Airways said it’s buying 40 Boeing jets worth $13 billion at list prices.

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Boeing turns over advanced rocket fuel tank to NASA for space testing The company proved that Tuesday when the NASA Superguppy aircraft took off from Boeing Field carrying a Tukwila-made carbon composite fuel tank of a new type that could sometime fly to Mars. The 18-foot-diameter tank is 30 percent lighter than a comparable metal tank, a huge gain when each pound saved means more payload can be lifted into space. And in another advance, the tank was built from a new generation of carbon composites that doesn’t require expensive and lengthy curing in an autoclave, according to information from NASA. The tank is to store liquid hydrogen for use as fuel during deep space exploration.This means the tank must be strong enough to withstand the G forces of launch, and also able contain the very cold liquid hydrogen without leaking. The near-spherical tank, fabricated by robots at the Boeing Developmental Center, will be carried by the Superguppy to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., for testing. It is to arrive Thursday.

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Boeing Co. said Japanese airline Japan Transocean Air has ordered 12 737-800 airplanes worth $1.1 billion at list prices.

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JTA is a member of the Japan Airlines based in Okinawa and currently operates a fleet of 737-400 airplanes on domestic routes linking Okinawa with major Japanese cities. The airline will have the flexibility to switch some of the planes to Boeing’s upcoming Max model, Boeing said in a statement. Boeing builds the 737, and will build the upcoming Max model, in Renton. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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National Solar Schools Consortium Aims to Bring Solar to Every School in America Nonprofit organizations and solar companies from across the nation last month announced the launch of the National Solar Schools Consortium at the widelyattended National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference in Boston. The goal of the Consortium is to act as a unified voice for the growing solar schools movement, promoting the use of solar energy on K-12 and post-secondary schools, consolidating and coordinating current and future solar curriculum and resource development, and providing tools designed to help schools explore solar energy options both on campus and in the surrounding community. “It’s estimated that thousands of schools across America have already installed solar panels – but tens of thousands of others are still tethered to fossil fuels,” said Prof. Sharon Dannels, Chair of the Educational Leadership Department at the GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development. “According to a recent study of California schools, an average-sized 313 kilowatt solar system prevents the emission of an estimated 200 pounds of smog-forming pollution a year.” To kick off its efforts, Consortium representatives will be presenting at several workshops at the NSTA Conference, held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. During these presentations, teachers and other education professionals will be encouraged to share their needs for expanding access to solar energy and related educational resources for their schools. Interested stakeholders can also communicate these needs by completing a brief form on the Consortium website, May SW 2014.indd 47

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The Consortium comprises representatives of leading environmental, educational, and solar-focused non-profit organizations, as well as forprofit solar businesses. Founding Consortium members include the Brian D. Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund, Community Power Network, Elephant Energy, the Foundation for Environmental Education, KidWind, Make It Right Solar, Mosaic, the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Solar Energy Industries Association,The Solar Foundation, SolSolution, The Three Birds Foundation, and Women in Solar. For more information on joining the Consortium, contact Andrea Luecke at A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Intel invested $740 million to buy 18 percent of Cloudera Intel Corp’s investment in Cloudera announced last week amounts to $740 million and gives the chipmaker an 18 percent stake in the distributor of software for crunching Big Data, Cloudera said in a press release.

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After falling behind in making chips for smartphones and tablets, Intel aims to make sure it is a major player in the Internet of Things by supplying processors used in new devices as well as the server hardware and software used to analyze the data those devices create.

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Report features newly “Momentum ▼ 800 280expanded 2278 Monitor,” now tracking ISO 9001:2008 Certified 12 equipment and software investment verticals Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 4.2 percent in 2014, according to the Q2 update to the 2014 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation increased its 2014 equipment and software investment forecast to 4.2 percent, up from 3.1 percent growth forecast in its 2014 Annual Outlook released in December 2013. The Q2 report expects equipment and software investment to steadily grow over the next six months as economic conditions solidify and business confidence continues to recover. The Foundation report, which is focused on the $827 billion equipment leasing and finance industry, forecasts 2014 equipment investment and capital spending in the United States and evaluates the effects of various related and external factors in play currently and into the foreseeable future. William G. Sutton, CAE, President of the Foundation and President and CEO of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, said, “The Foundation’s Outlook report reflects a strengthening economy and positive trends in equipment investment. These findings align with data from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s recent Monthly Leasing and Finance Index and the Foundation’s Monthly Confidence Index. We know the cold winter has had some negative impact on the economy; however, with reduced policy uncertainty, stronger economic A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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fundamentals and replacement demand, we remain optimistic about growth.” The U.S. economy is expected to grow 2.8% in 2014, the fastest pace since the 2008-09 recession. The severe weather this winter may have trimmed GDP growth by a full percentage point, but it is expected that some of the loss will be made up in subsequent quarters. Equipment and software investment grew at an annualized rate of 8.9% in Q4 2013, following modest growth of 2.2% in Q3. Credit supply continues to improve, and credit demand has rebounded for all business sizes. Equipment and software investment is expected to steadily grow across most verticals, according to the Foundation-Keybridge U.S. Equipment & Software Investment Momentum Monitor, a newly expanded addition to the Outlook report. According to the Momentum Monitor, which track 12 equipment and software investment verticals: Agriculture machinery investment will likely see slow growth in the first half of 2014 as both farm yields and commodity prices ease. Construction machinery investment will see stronger growth later in the year, but the year-over-year growth figures will appear weak due to a high base year effect. Materials handling equipment investment will experience slightly stronger growth over the next 3 to 6 months. All other industrial equipment invest-

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The series probes the emergence of Puget Sound area companies as the U.S. government backs away from dominating outer space and private industry steps in. One of the little guys making good is Tethers Unlimited, covered in our series, which on Friday announced it won a $750,000 NASA contract to develop its technology for applying additive manufacturing to deep space. This stretches the mind, but with Tethers Unlimited’s “Trusselator” technology, people will be able to construct football stadium-sized solar arrays in orbit, using structural components so delicate they’d collapse like shards in Earth gravity. In zero gravity, they’ll work fine. Here’s where we wrote about Tethers Unlimited in our series. Elon Musk, the guy who made his millions with PayPal, and who is now doing it again with the electric car company Tesla and the space launch company SpaceX, was on D.C.’s Capitol Hill this week arguing that SpaceXshould be allowed to compete against Lockheed Martin and Boeing for Air Force launches. Boeing also is going the other way, and on Friday announced its new 502 Phoenix satellite series, a line of very small satellites based on Boeing’s Phantom Phoenix series. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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

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Is the U.S. Ready for a Cut-Rate Jet Fighter? In an age of budget-busting weapons programs and tighter defense purse strings, Textron Inc. TXT -2.54% is betting it can sell a cutrate military jet assembled in part from off-the-shelf components. Textron, the world’s largest maker of business aircraft, developed the new Scorpion jet with its partner AirLand Enterprises LLC in less than two years—a turbocharged time frame for a military plane. It borrowed technology developed for its high-end Cessna Citation corporate jets, and it added components like ejector seats from suppliers’ catalogues rather than custom designing them. Textron used its own funds—analysts estimate it spent hundreds of millions of dollars—without a contract, which is rare in an industry where companies generally secure government backing and clear design specifications before starting projects. Some prospective suppliers had so little faith in the project that they declined to take part. But Textron Chief Executive Scott Donnelly says he’s confident a global market exists for small, cheap-to-run jets able to carry out intelligence, security and reconnaissance work for the military as well as functions like patrolling borders and tracking drug smugglers.The jets can also carry weapons under their wings.

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Others see limited demand for such a plane and say the market is already well served. “I just don’t get it,” says Richard Aboulafia, a vice president at Teal Group, an aerospace consultancy. He reckons demand for the Scorpion’s niche is fewer than 20 planes a year. Textron says it’s developing a price proposal for a potential governmental customer. It declined to identify the country, but people familiar with the discussions say it is in the Middle East. “The militaries of several U.S. partner nations have expressed interest and have been briefed, and proposals are being submitted,” Textron says. Providence, R.I.-based Textron, which had $12.1 billion in revenue last year, is one of the more diversified defense contractors. In addition to business jets, helicopters and military hardware such as armored vehicles and drones, it makes golf carts, car parts and what it calls the “world’s fastest lawn mower.”

Textron estimates the size of the global market at more than 2,000 planes and says the company could start to deliver them in 2015 if it wins an order this year. The Scorpion is priced below $20 million, and aims to have lower operating costs than those of pricier jets flying similar missions. That sandwiches it between slower turboprops such as Embraer SA ‘s $11 million Super Tucano—a big seller to nations in Africa and Latin America—or advanced supersonic combat fighter jets like Saab SA ‘s $43 million Gripen, and offerings from Lockheed Martin Corp. , Boeing Co. and others costing $50 million or more.


Experts on military aircraft are divided on the Scorpion’s prospects. The 2,000-aircraft estimate “is ambitious but reasonable,” says Kristin White, a senior associate at Avascent, a defenseindustry consulting firm. “The competition is going to be tough, but [air forces] will have to take a look” because of the price and capabilities.

The Scorpion’s roots go back a decade to when entrepreneurs started developing so-called very light jets carying four or five passenger that used composite materials, lean manufacturing techniques and off-the-shelf parts. The jets were supposed to cost less than $5 million each, opening a market for private ownership beyond the elite. That vision fizzled because of development problems and scarce funding. But a group of former military officers and aerospace engineers embraced a similar notion.They formed AirLand Enterprises

and started pitching the idea of a low-cost jet to defense companies. Whit Peters, a former secretary of the Air Force who led the AirLand effort and now supports the Scorpion sales push, says many companies balked. But in 2011 he pitched the idea to Mr. Donnelly and found a fit. Textron’s Cessna unit hadn’t built a military jet for three decades, but it was developing composite technology and manufacturing for its business jets. The companies formed a joint venture,Textron AirLand, to pitch the planned plane to countries that couldn’t afford higher-end models. They also targeted the U.S. National Guard. More than half of the Scorpion prototype was built using parts developed for the Citation jet. Another 20% were acquired off the shelf. Bill Anderson, president of Textron AirLand, says two large defense contractors declined to participate in the project because they doubted the size of the market or were wary of using the lightweight composite materials increasingly used on commercial planes to build a military jet. Mr. Donnelly told potential partners to view Scorpion as a commercial project with military applications, and he urged them to be more flexible. That approach mirrors a push by Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s acquisition chief, for companies to be more agile and develop systems in the style of Lockheed’s legendary SkunkWorks program. Under that program, small teams designed ultra-fast jets and rockets away from the traditional military acquisition process. Some suppliers agreed to back Textron’s approach for the Scorpion. Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. supplied ejector seats, donating them as part of its investment in the Scorpion. “I bought off on their vision,” says Andrew Martin, vice president, business development. The work was carried out in an unused building on Cessna’s Wichita, Kan., campus known as the Glasshouse with a team that grew from nine to almost 200. Textron managed to keep the work secret for

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18 months before its unveiling last September. With the tight deadline and budget ceiling, executives approved redesigns in mere days or weeks. Wind-tunnel testing happened after the tools were already made to manufacture the jet. “We broke all the rules,” Mr. Anderson says. The ejector seats proved to be too big for the cockpit, and tailoring them to fit would have cost more than $100 million and delayed the project by 12 to 15 months. “[So] we modified the cockpit,” says Mr. Anderson, an approach that defied convention in military projects, where designs are fixed to meet strict specifications. Wall Street Journal


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Broken Wings: Northwest Collects Just 6% Of The Angel Group Dollars Invested Nationwide The latest report tracking angel investment group deals reveals that while the Northwest’s share is dropping, the U.S. geographic distribution is becoming more evenly split. The Halo Report, is based on data from 884 deals completed last year totaling $1.1 billion.The total includes rounds with co-investors. Last year, the Northwest saw 7.7 percent of the angel group deals and just 6 percent of the dollars invested. By comparison, California had 19 percent of the deals and 20 percent of the dollars invested.

The median round size in 2013 was $600,000, which was in-line with the previous two years.The median, pre-money valuation in early-stage companies also remained steady at $2.5 million, according to the report.Yet while the median was consistent, researchers found there were more high-valuation deals in 2013 than in 2012. “The angel investing market is showing early signs of warning up, with co-investment round sizes and valuations tending upward to three year highs,” said Rob Wiltbank, vice chairman of research for the Angel Resource Institute, in a written statement. “With a continued progression toward more even distribution of investments nationally, entrepreneurs throughout the country are likely to find it easier to access angel investors for critical early stage funding.”

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See also: What Portland startups need the most — more angels The report is released quarterly by the Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights. The report notes that the Northwest and New England grabbed a smaller share of deals and invested dollars than in previous years. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $43,781,216 modification to a previously awarded costplus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0059) for the production and delivery of five MQ-8 Firescout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (VTUAV) and one ground control station in support of the VTUAV endurance upgrade rapid deployment capability effort. Work will be performed in Dallas, Texas (32 percent); Ozark, Ala. (27 percent); Rancho Bernardo, Calif. (25 percent); Moss Point, Miss. (15 percent); and Point Mugu, Calif. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2015.


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Petroferm Inc. ____________ 317-371-8899 AJAC __________________206-737-8342 Spindles Training & Education Setco-Pope Spindles__________ 866-362-0699 AJAC __________________206-737-8342 CAD/CAM/CAE CONSULTING AND ENGIThread Mills NEERING SERVICES Micro 100 ______________ 208-888-7310 Analysis, Design, Manufacturing Tooling Systems Horizon Carbide ___________ 480-335-7688 Daystrom Technologies _________ 303-619-3341 Micro 100 ______________ 208-888-7310 Training &Technical Support _________ 253-876-9981 Daystrom Technologies _________ 303-619-3341 DOOR SYSTEMS S.L. Fusco San Leandro ________ 510-895-9000 Automatic Door opening Systems S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez _______ 310-868-1010 Midaco Corporation___________847-593-8420 S.L. Fusco National City ________ 619-477-7733 FINANCING Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. ____ 763-682--3122 Western Sintering___________ 509-375-3096 La Porte & Associates __________ 503-239-4116 Vises &Vise Jaws Quick Turn Financial __________415-608-5692 5th Axis Fixtures ___________ 858-505-0432 U.S. Bank Equipment __________206-948-0022 _________ 253-876-9981 FORK LIFTS Workholding Bixby Machine Tool Supply _______509-534-1208 Innovative Tool Sales _________ 714-780-0730 GRINDING APPRENTICESHIPS &TRAINING 3, 4 & 5 Axis Grinding Machines Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing Chevalier USA _____________ 562-903-1929 Apprenticeships Custom Machines AJAC _________________ 206-737-8342 Campbell Grinders Co. _________480-370-3800 Machining Apprenticeships Grinding Filtration AJAC _________________ 206-737-8342 Campbell Grinders Co. _________480-370-3800 Precision Metal Fabrication S.L. Fusco San Leandro _________510-895-9000 Apprenticeships S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez ________ 310-868-1010



Midaco Corporation __________847-593-8420 Eric Macdonald Aircraft brake rotor 32 DCM Tech ______________800-533-5339 1Grinders, Fixtures Rotary 503-329-0560 Campbell Grinders Co. ________480-370-3800 77 7 Ave • Seaside, OR 97138 CNC Machine Services_________ 425-788-4500 Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech ______________800-533-5339 Manual Lathes & Mills Ganesh Machinery __________ 888-542-6374 Machine Toolworks __________ 800-426-2052 North Western Machinery_______ 206-583-2333

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Seaside, OR 97138


Jeff Saltness


Macdonald S.L.Eric Fusco National City ________ 619-477-7733 Grinding 3 2 Machines Bixby Machine Tool Supply ______ 509-534-1208 1 Fixtures Campbell Grinders Co. ________480-370-3800 503-329-0560 77 7____________ Ave • Seaside, OR 97138 Chevalier USA 562-903-1929 CNCEric MachineMacdonald Services_________ 425-788-4500 DCM Tech ______________800-533-5339 32 Ellison Technologies __________ 206-669-3578 1 Fixtures937-586-5067 Gosiger________________ 503-329-0560 Machine Toolworks __________ 800-426-2052 77 7 Ave • Seaside, OR 97138 North-South Machinery ________ 253-333-2439 Eric Macdonald North Western Machinery_______ 206-583-2333 32 Performance Machine Tools______ 510-249-1000 Fixtures859-534-5201 Starrag Group1____________ 503-329-0560 Guard &77Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders 7 Ave • Seaside, OR 97138

Micro 100 Tool Corporation

Sales Office 23180 SW Price Terrace Sherwood, OR 97140 Email: Office: 503-625-1578 Fax:503-715-0430 Cell: 503-330-5414

Company Office 1410 E. Pine Avenue Meridian, ID 83642 Toll Free: 800-421-8065 Ph: 208-888-7310 Fax: 208-888-2106


Eric Macdonald

32 1 Fixtures 503-329-0560

77 7th Ave • Seaside, OR 97138

Eric Sawing Macdonald Machines

Bixby Machine Tool3Supply 2 ______509-534-1208

Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______503-620-9031

1 Fixtures

North Western Machinery______________ 503-329-0560 77 7 206-583-2333 Ave • Seaside, OR 97138 th

Performance Tools_____________ EricMachine Macdonald 510-249-1000 32

Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _____303-761-3000

1 Fixtures Rosco Precision Machinery ______206-818-6813 503-329-0560

77 Center 7 Ave ______________ • Seaside, OR 97138 Western Machine 408-955-1000 Eric Macdonald th

Saw Replacement Parts 32 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades ____________ 1303-761-3000 Fixtures 503-329-0560 ___________ 800--240-2932 77 7 Ave • Seaside, OR 97138 th

Punch & Die

Eric Macdonald

DCM Tech ______________800-533-5339


Used Grinding Machines

Campbell Grinders1Co.Fixtures _______ 480-370-3800 503-329-0560 INSPECTION EQUIP 77 7th Ave • Seaside, OR 97138

OGP ________________480-889-9056 Rosco Precision Machinery ______206-818-6813 S.L. Fusco San Leandro ________510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez _______ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City ________619-477-7733 CMM Probes OGP ________________480-889-9056






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Coordinate Measuring Mach. OGP ________________480-889-9056 LaserTrackers Metrology Instruments OGP ________________480-889-9056 Optical Comparators OGP ________________480-889-9056 Particle Inspection Mach DCM Tech ______________800-533-5339 MATERIAL Aluminum Fry Steel _______________800-423-6651 Laser Cutting Services, Inc _______ 503-612-8311 Ryerson Corporation _________425-204-2601 TCI Precision Metals __________800-234-5613 Aluminum Extrusions Aluminum Precision _________805-889-7569 Armor:Commercial Service Steel _____________503-224-9500 Temtco Steel _____________480-389-2883 Armor: Military Grade Service Steel _____________503-224-9500 Temtco Steel _____________480-389-2883 Brass Fry Steel _______________800-423-6651 Coastal Metals ____________ 800-811-7466 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

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Coastal Metals ____________ 800-811-7466 Temtco Steel _____________ 480-389-2883 Fry Steel _______________ 800-423-6651 United Performance Metals _____ _888-282-3292 Metals: Bar & Plate Laser Cutting Services, Inc _______ 503-612-8311 Ryerson Corporation _________ 425-204-2601 Fry Steel ________________800-423-665 Ryerson Corporation _________ 425-204-2601 Cobalt Alloys Aerodyne Alloys ___________ 800-337-3766 Sequoia Brass & Copper _______ 800-362-5255 United Performance Metals ______888-282-3292 United Performance Metals _____ _888-282-3292 Nickel Alloys Copper Aerodyne Alloys ___________ 800-337-3766 Ryerson Corporation _________ 425-204-2601 Fry Steel _______________ 800-423-6651 Sequoia Brass & Copper _______ 800-362-5255 Haynes International _________ 425-422-6496 Electrical Steels Marzee Inc.______________ 602-269-5801 Fry Steel _______________ 800-423-6651 United Performance Metals _____ _888-282-3292 Garnet Plate:Wear and Structural GMA Garnet Group __________209-6-63-9931 Chapel Steel ____________ _503-928-7442 HastelloyTube & Pipe Ryerson Corporation _________ 425-204-2601 Haynes International _________425-422-6496 Temtco Steel _____________ 480-389-2883 HighTemperature Alloys United Performance Metals _____ _888-282-3292 Haynes International _________425-422-6496 Sheet & Coil United Performance Metals ______888-282-3292 Chapel Steel ____________ _503-928-7442 Laser Cut Material Ryerson Corporation _________ 425-204-2601 Laser Cutting Services, Inc _______ 503-612-8311 Stainless Steel Material Sales Aerodyne Alloys ___________ 800-337-3766 Haynes International _________425-422-6496 Fry Steel ________________800-423-665 Coastal Metals ____________ 800-811-7466 Laser Cutting Services, Inc ________503-612-8311 Fry Steel _______________ 800-423-6651 Ryerson Corporation _________ 425-204-2601 Laser Cutting Services, Inc _______ 503-612-8311 TCI Precision Metals __________ 800-234-5613

Temtco Steel _____________ 480-389-2883 United Performance Metals _____ _888-282-3292 Titanium Rod, Bar, &Wire Aerodyne Alloys ____________800-337-3766 TitaniumTube & Pipe Haynes International _________ 425-422-6496 Tool Steel TCI Precision Metals ___________800-234-5613 MACHINERY Boring Mills Starrag Group _____________ 859-534-5201 CNC & Engine Lathes Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc ____ 303-990-6190 Chevalier USA _____________562-903-1929 Ellison Technologies ___________206-669-3578 Ganesh Machinery ___________888-542-6374 Gosiger_________________ 937-586-5067 Hallidie Mach.ine Tool Sales _______253-939-9020 Machine Toolworks ___________800-426-2052 Muratec _______________ 949-466-8255 North Western Machinery________206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools_______ 510-249-1000 Rosco Precision Machinery _______206-818-6813 Selway Machine Tool __________ 503-314-3165 Selway Machine Tool __________425-931-1680 3 , 4, & 5 Axis CNC Mills Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc ____ 303-990-6190


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

Cell: 206-604-4928 Bellingham, WA Office: 360-318-7534 Salem, OR Office: 503-585-8741 Email:

Ron Rankin, President 4058 Hammer Drive, Unit B-101 Bellingham, WA 98226

Exclusive provider of OKUMA

Marc Goerlich Business Manager

GOSIGER NORTHWEST 21911 68TH Ave South Kent, WA 98032 T 253.826.3921 C 253.278.1110 E

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For No. CA, OR, and WA publication Northwest Edition  

Kwik Mark Inc O’Neal High-Performance Metals

Dot Peen Marking Systems Phone 815 363 8268 Fax 815 363 8089

Kwik Mark Inc 4071 Albany Street McHenry IL 60050

Bixby Machine Tool Supply ______ 509-534-1208 Chevalier USA ____________ 562-903-1929 Ellison Technologies __________ 206-669-3578 Ganesh Machinery __________ 888-542-6374 Gosiger________________ 937-586-5067 Hallidie Mach.ine Tool Sales ______ 253-939-9020 LMI Machinery Inc. __________ 866-437-7315 Machine Toolworks __________ 800-426-2052 North Western Machinery_______ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools______ 510-249-1000 Rosco Precision Machinery ______ 206-818-6813 Selway Machine Tool __________503-314-3165 Selway Machine Tool _________ 425-931-1680 Starrag Group ____________ 859-534-5201 Tornos USA.______________ 951-240-0818 CNC 3 & 5 Axis Routing Machines ACS/MultiCamNW __________ 360-318-7534 Ellison Technologies __________ 206-669-3578 CNC SwissTurn Machines Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc ___ 303-990-6190 Ellison Technologies __________ 206-669-3578 Ganesh Machinery __________ 888-542-6374 Gosiger________________ 937-586-5067 LMI Machinery Inc. __________ 866-437-7315 Machine Toolworks __________ 800-426-2052

Nickel    Cobalt  Titanium    Stainless 

Delivering Alloy Solutions Worldwide  Bill Voden (800)337‐3766 ext. 152 

North-South Machinery _________253-333-2439 North Western Machinery_______ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools_______510-249-1000 Starrag Group _____________859-534-5201 Tornos USA._______________951-240-0818 Custom Design/Build Machines Lambie Engineering __________509-868-3100 Dot Peen Markers Kwik Mark Inc ____________ 815-363-8268 Telesis _________________ 510-413-1771 Double ColumnVertical Milling Machines Chevalier USA _____________562-903-1929 Drill Presses Hallidie Mach.ine Tool Sales ______ 253-939-9020 Drill Sharpeners Hallidie Mach.ine Tool Sales ______ 253-939-9020 EDM Filtration Desert EDM Sales __________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ____________ 480-836-1782 EDM Machines4 Desert EDM Sales __________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ____________ 480-836-1782 North-South Machinery ________ 253-333-2439 EDM Service

Desert EDM Sales __________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ____________ 480-836-1782 EDMTooling Systems

FABRICATION Bixby Machine Tool Supply ______ 509-534-1208

Desert EDM Sales __________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ____________ 480-836-1782 Global EDM Supply__________ 480-836-8330 Gantry & Bridge Systems Ellison Technologies __________ 206-669-3578 Horizontal Boring & Milling Machines (CNC ) Chevalier USA _____________562-903-1929 Large Milling Machines Starrag Group _____________859-534-5201

Jorgensen Machine Tools _______ 800-952-0151 Hydmech Sawing Solutions ______ 714-620-5560 Innovative Tool Sales _________ 714-780-0730 Jorgenson Machine Tools _______ 801-214-7309 North Western Machinery_______ 206-583-2333 CNC Knife Cutting with Registration ACS/MultiCamNW __________ 360-318-7534 CNCTurret Punches Muratec _______________949-466-8255 Drill Lines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031

Desert EDM Sales __________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ____________ 480-836-1782 NEW MACHINERY

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Band & Cut Off Saws

Lathes Bixby Machine Tool Supply ______ 509-534-1208 Chevalier USA _____________562-903-1929 PartsWashing Gosiger_________________937-586-5067 Sub Spindle Lathes Chevalier USA _____________562-903-1929 UsedWire EDM Machines

Sheila Berru Account Executive


Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031

Cold Saws/Saws Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. ______ _503-620-9031 Hydmech Sawing Solutions ______ 714-620-5560 Hardware Insertion Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 IronWorkers Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 Laser Cutting ACS/MultiCamNW __________ 360-318-7534


Leston Trueblood

P.O. Box 1659 1079 Parkinson Road Woodstock, Ontario, Canada N4S 0A9

Regional Sales Manager P: 877-276-SAWS (7297) C: 714-620-5560 F: 714-963-0630

Phone: 415-491-4456 Cell: 415-902-5302 800-810-0038

Don Klein Vice President Manufacturing Vendor Services

510-413-1771 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 Telesis _________________510-413-1771

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Bar Feeder Repair Edge Technologies ___________562-243-4659

Tooling Telesis _________________ 510-413-1771 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 ROBOTICS UID Marking Systems Magnetic Drills/Cutters Ellison Technologies ___________206-669-3578 Innovative Tool Sales _________ 714-780-0730 Telesis _________________510-413-1771 LMI Machinery Inc. ___________866-437-7315 Material Handling Systems Welding Equipment Robotic Part Loading Systems Hydmech Sawing Solutions _______714-620-5560 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _____ 303-761-3000 Midaco Corporation___________847-593-8420 Metal Marking Systems PALLET SYSTEMS ROUTERS Kwik Mark Inc ____________ 815-363-8268 Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Rosco Precision Machinery _______ 206-818-6813 Notchers Midaco Corporation__________847-593-8420 SERVICES Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 Manual Lift Off Pallet

Pinstamp Telesis _________________ 510-413-1771

AS9100 Registration Midaco Corporation__________847-593-8420 Great Western Registrar_________ 623-580-1881 Plasma/Gas CuttingTools/Systems Financial Services Manual Rotory Pallet Systems ACS/MultiCamNW ___________360-318-7534 Midaco Corporation__________847-593-8420 Intech Funding _____________800-553-9208 Fab - Line Machinery __________206-972-6215 PRECISIONTOOLHOLDING PRODUCTS Quick Turn Financial __________415-608-5692 Rosco Precision Machinery ______ 206-818-6813 Tooling U.S. Bank Equipment __________206-948-0022 Plate Bending & Rolls Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. ____ 763-682--3122 ISO Consulting/Registration Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 Tooling Systems Gladhill Associates ___________719-239-9830 Jorgensen Machine Tools ________800-952-0151 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. ____ 763-682--3122 Great Western Registrar_________ 623-580-1881 Presses Lean ConsultingTraining PROG. SYSTEMS Bixby Machine Tool Supply ______ 509-534-1208 Gladhill Associates ___________719-239-9830 Factory Automation/Logistics Press Brakes Lambie Engineering __________ 509-868-3100 Muratec _______________949-466-8255 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 ISO / AS9100 Certification CAD/CAM Software, CAD Fab - Line Machinery __________206-972-6215 Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc ___ 303-990-6190 BMSC_________________ 602-445-9400 Jorgensen Machine Tools ________800-952-0151 Delcam Software ___________ 877-DELCAM1 Gladhill Associates ___________719-239-9830 Punches Sustaining Edge Solutions________888-572-9642 MRP Software Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 MachineTool Rebuilding SigmaTEK ______________ 513-595-2022 Rolling Machines EDM Network _____________480-836-1782 Nesting Software Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 Management SystemsTraining SigmaNEST______________ 513-595-2022 Shearing Machines BMSC_________________ 602-445-9400 Software, Solid Modeling Fab - Line Machinery __________206-972-6215 Delcam Software ___________ 877-DELCAM1 Gladhill Associates ___________719-239-9830 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 Sustaining Edge Solutions________888-572-9642 Shop Floor ______________ 877-611-5825 Jorgensen Machine Tools ________800-952-0151 Supply Chain Assessments PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Sign & Graphic Cutting Solutions Santa Cruz Electronics ______ 831-479-5444 Gladhill Associates ___________719-239-9830 ACS/MultiCamNW ___________360-318-7534 Sustaining Edge Solutions________888-572-9642 REPAIR Telescribe Scribe Markers Bandsaw Tech ____________ 562--419-7675 SIX SIGMATRAINING Systems

Sustaining Edge Solutions _______888-572-9642 SOFTWARE CAD CAM Machining Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 Delcam _____________ 877-335-2261 Mechanical Design Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 Delcam _____________ 877-335-2261 SPINDLES & SLIDES Spindle Rebuilding/Repair C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.______ 503-691-0955 GMN USA LLC_____________ 800-686-1679 Setco ________________ 714-222-6523 Spindle Sales New C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.______ 503-691-0955 GMN USA LLC_____________ 800-686-1679 Setco ________________ 714-222-6523 USED MACHINERY EDM Network _ ___________480-836-1782 Jorgensen Machine Tools _______ 800-952-0151 K.D. Capital Equipt __________ 480-922-1674 Machine Tools Northwest _______206-650-8999 North Western Machinery_______ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools______ 510-249-1000 WATERJET CUTTING ACS/MultiCamNW __________ 360-318-7534 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. _______ 503-620-9031 Flow International __________ 909-620-5707 Jorgensen Machine Tools _______ 800-952-0151 Machine Toolworks __________ 800-426-2052 Waterjet & Blast Abrasives Barton Mines _____________ 951-551-2685 GMA Garnet Group __________209-6-63-9931 Waterjet Replacement Parts Barton Mines _____________ 951-551-2685 EDM Performance __________800-336-2946

David BELLHOUSE Regional Sales Manager – Cutting Tools | Abrasives T +1 909 263 9282 - F +1 909 494 7989 Cinetic Landis Corp. Manufacturer of CITCO tools & Gardner abrasives 7605 Disovery Lane Concord Twp., Ohio 44077 - USA


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Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes RWE

Innol/ative Tool !!iales Manufacturers Representatives

Custom Mechanical Design

Randall J. Wilson Industrial Products 755 East Debra Lane Anaheim. CA 92805



ITS Office, (714) 780-0730

Advanced Engineering Analysis

Weld Shop: [7 I 4) 533- 1690


[714] 780-0735


(714) 51 2-73 I 4

Richard D. Widdle, PhD, PE Mechanical Engineer / Principal 425-281-3180 PO Box 1793 Duvall WA 98019 CAGE Code: 64GH7 NAICS Codes: 541330, 541420

MarZee I nc. 2345 N. 34th Dr.

Phoenix, AZ 85009 Home of 5 Omax Waterjets 80” x 240” Cutting Envelope Virtually Zero Taper Available Fast Quoting & Turn Arounds Prototype to Production

The Manufacturers’ secret weapon

602-269-5801 602-269-5810 1-877-885-1059 FAX


ASSEMBLIES Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Specialty Steel Services _____ 801-539-8252 Cascade Systems Technology __ 503-640-5733 Coating Technologies ______ 623-581-2648 Turning: Automatic Matrix Machine _________ 480-966-4451 DIE CASTING Prescott’s MFG _________ 719-659-0262 Matrix Machine _________ 480-966-4451 SMH Inc LLC ___________ 360-341-2226 CASTING BENDING TVT Die Casting _________ 800-280-2278 Mandrel Investment Casting-Precision DIES Aeroform, Inc. ___________360-403-1919 Dolphin Investment Castings___ 602-272-6747 Tool & Dies Buyken Metal Products _____ 206-947-9122 CHEMICAL ETCHING Micropulse West Inc. _______ 480-966-2300 GK Machine ___________ 503-678-5525 PMA Photometals ________ 480-773-3239 Plastic Injection Molding _____ 509-531-2634 Howell Precision _________ 623-582-4776 COATING EDGING Laser Cutting Services, Inc ________ 503-612-8311 Coating Technologies ______ 623-581-2648 United Performance Metals __ _888-282-3292 BONDING Controlled Thermal Tech ____ 602-272-3714 EDM Diffusion EDM: Dialectric Systems Coating: Black Oxide Matrix Machine _________ 480-966-4451 Coating Technologies ______ 623-581-2648 /Filtration BRAZING Ebbco Inc _____________586-716-5151 Coating: Dry Film Lube Precision Casting Repair _____ 801-972-2345 Coating Technologies ______ 623-581-2648 EDM: Drilling Small Hole Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Layke Inc. ____________ 602-272-2654 BROACHING Ponderosa Ind ___ _______303-298-1801 Coating Technologies ______ 623-581-2648 EDM Express ___________ 800-780-7075


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EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Micropulse West, Inc. ______ 480-966-2300 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc. ______ 714-373-0098 Stevens Tool & Die ________ 503-682-3185 EDM: Wire EDM Express ___________ 800-780-7075 Micropulse West, Inc. ______ 480-966-2300 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc. ______ 714-373-0098 Metal Products Company ____ 800-345-2069 Micropulse West, Inc. ______ 480-966-2300 Jet Processing ________ 623-869-6749x117 Plastic Injection Molding _____ 509-531-2634 Stevens Tool & Die ________ 503-682-3185 ELECTRO MECHANICAL Sub-Assembly Builds Cascade Systems Technology __ 503-640-5733 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Cascade Systems Technology __ 503-640-5733 GK Machine ___________ 503-678-5525

Hexatron Engineering ______ 801-363-8010 Lambie Engineering _______ 509-868-3100 Mohawk Metal _________ 541-556-6095 RWE, PLLC ____________ 425-281-3180 FABRICATION Fabrication: Sheet Metal Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Aero Tech MFG __________ 801-891-2740 Buyken Metal Products _____ 206-947-9122 Cygnet Stamping & Fab _____ 818-240-7574 GK Machine ___________ 503-678-5525 Howell Precision _________ 623-582-4776 Metalcraft Industries _______ 888-280-7080 Mohawk Metal _________ 541-556-6095 Mountain View Machine _____ 435-755-0500 QUAL-FAB, Inc. ___________206-762-2117 SMH Inc LLC ___________ 360-341-2226 Valley Machine Shop, Inc. ____ 425-207-5951 Fabrication: Custom Metal Buyken Metal Products _____ 206-947-9122 Cygnet Stamping & Fab _____ 818-240-7574 GK Machine ___________ 503-678-5525 Group Mfg Serv _________ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision _________ 623-582-4776


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Industrial Machine Svcs _____ 503-240-0878 Metalcraft Industries _______888-280-7080 QUAL-FAB, Inc. __________ 206-762-2117 SMH Inc LLC ___________ 360-341-2226 Valley Machine Shop, Inc. ____ 425-207-5951 Weiser/Mile High Precision ___303-280-2778 Wrico_______________480-892-7800 Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication: Medium & Large Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Buyken Metal Products _____ 206-947-9122 GK Machine ___________ 503-678-5525 Group Mfg Serv _________480-966-3952 Howell Precision _________ 623-582-4776 Industrial Machine Svcs _____ 503-240-0878 Marketcraft ___________ 503-329-7678 Metalcraft Industries _______888-280-7080 QUAL-FAB, Inc. __________ 206-762-2117 SMH Inc LLC ___________ 360-341-2226 Solid Form Fabrication______ 503-435-1400 Weiser/Mile High Precision ___303-280-2778

Aluminum Gold Tech Industries ________ 480-968-1930 Aluminum Precision _______ 714-227-2098 Galvanizing: Hot Dip Hand Forgings TMM Precision ___________800-448-9448 Aluminum Precision _______ 714-227-2098 Glass Bead Clean Titanium Byington Steel Treating, Inc. ____408-727-6630 Coating Technologies _______623-581-2648 Aluminum Precision _______ 714-227-2098 GLASS/OPTICAL Gold Tech Industries ________ 480-968-1930 Prescott’s MFG _________ 719-659-0262 GK Machine ____________ 503-678-5525 GRINDING Liquid Painting ChemResearch __________ 602-253-4175 Aero Tech MFG ___________ 801-891-2740 MPI International _________956-631-6880 EDM Express ___________ 800-780-7075 Industrial Machine Svcs _____ 503-240-0878 Passivation Mountain View Machine _____435-755-0500 Coating Technologies _______623-581-2648 Ron Grob Co ___________ 970-667-5320 Gold Tech Industries ________ 480-968-1930 Superior Grinding ________ 801-487-9700 Polishing TCI Precision Metals _______ 800-234-5613 Arizona Hard Chrome _______ 602-278-8671 Grinding, Blanchard Diversified Metal Services ____ 801-972-6093 Powder Coating Aero Tech MFG ___________ 801-891-2740 Superior Grinding ________ 801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals _______ 800-234-5613 Sandblasting Grinding, Centerless Byington Steel Treating, Inc. ____408-727-6630 FINISHING Ron Grob Co ___________ 970-667-5320 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing ________602-438-4443 Grinding, Double Disc Arizona Finishing _________602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome ______ 602-278-8671 TCI Precision Metals _______ 800-234-5613 FORGINGS Coating Technologies ______ 623-581-2648 Grinding: OD


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Darrin J. Caschette President

888-280-7080 |

ISO 9001:2008

Shawn Carlin

Marjorie Langton President

1703 NE 43rd Street Renton, WA 98056 Phone: 425-204-0848 Fax: 425-204-0850 Email:


Shelly Conti

Arizona Hard Chrome ______ 602-278-8671 Precision Tech __________ 801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co ___________ 970-667-5320 Superior Grinding ________ 801-487-9700 Grinding: Surface ChemResearch __________ 602-253-4175 Superior Grinding ________ 801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals _______ 800-234-5613 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Almar Tools, Inc. _________503-680-9716 Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701 HEAT TREATING Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Controlled Thermal Tech______602-272-3714 Inland NW Metallurgical_______800-379-2231 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Cryogenics Phoenix Heat Treating ______ 602-258-7751 Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Heat Treating/Aerospace


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Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Inland NW Metallurgical_______800-379-2231 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 MET-TEK Heat Treating_______503-519-9864 Vacuum Inland NW Metallurgical_______800-379-2231 HONING Valley Machine Shop, Inc. ____ 425-207-5951 HYDRAULIC REPAIR Arizona Hard Chrome ______ 602-278-8671 INJECTION MOLDS Plastic Injection Molding _____ 509-531-2634 INJECTION MOLDING Plastic Injection Molding _____ 509-531-2634 Prescott’s MFG _________ 719-659-0262 INSTALLATION Mohawk Metal _________ 541-556-6095 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Buyken Metal Products _____ 206-947-9122

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Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. _ 253-395-7381 A.R.E. Manufacturing, Inc. ____ 503-538-0350 Bar-S Machine, Inc. __ ______928-636-2115 Central Valley Machine _____ 435-752-0934 EDM Express ___________ 800-780-7075 Faustson _____________ 303-420-7422 Howard Precision Machined Prod. 801-619-9850 GK Machine ___________ 503-678-5525 Industrial Machine Svcs _____ 503-240-0878 IInnovative Precision________801-334-6317 Larkin Precision Machine ____ 831-438-2700 Layke Inc. ____________ 602-272-2654 MacKay Manufacturing _____ 509-922-7742 Matrix Machine _________ 480-966-4451 Metalcraft Industries _______ 888-280-7080 Metal Products Company ____ 800-345-2069 Micropulse West, Inc. ______ 480-966-2300 Portland Precision Manufacturing 503-708-7212 SMH Inc LLC ___________ 360-341-2226 Stevens Tool & Die ________ 503-682-3185 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Treske Precision Machining ___ 503-625-2821 Valley Machine Shop, Inc. ____ 425-207-5951 Machining: Large

Machining: Turning Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. _ 253-395-7381 A.R.E. Manufacturing, Inc. ____ 503-538-0350 Valley Machine Shop, Inc. ____ 425-207-5951 Bar-S Machine, Inc. _______ 928-636-2115 Machining: Laser IInnovative Precision_______ 801-334-6317 EDM Express ___________ 800-780-7075 Faustson _____________ 303-420-7422 Machining: Medical Portland Precision Manufacturing 503-708-7212 Howard Precision Machined Prod. 801-619-9850 Prescott’s MFG _________ 719-659-0262 Industrial Machine Svcs _____ 503-240-0878 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Larkin Precision Machine ____ 831-438-2700 Layke Inc. ____________ 602-272-2654 MacKay Manufacturing _____ 509-922-7742 Machining: Production Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. _ 253-395-7381 Metalcraft Industries _______ 888-280-7080 A.R.E. Manufacturing, Inc. ____503-538-0350 Portland Precision Manufacturing 503-708-7212 Howard Precision Machined Prod. 801-619-9850 SMH Inc LLC ___________ 360-341-2226 IInnovative Precision_______ 801-334-6317 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Larkin Precision Machine ____ 831-438-2700 Valley Machine Shop, Inc. ____ 425-207-5951 MacKay Manufacturing _____ 509-922-7742 Machining: Turning Large Portland Precision Manufacturing 503-708-7212 Valley Machine Shop, Inc. ____ 425-207-5951 Prescott’s MFG _________ 719-659-0262 MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Contract Manufacturing Machining: Swiss Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Bar-S Machine, Inc. _______ 928-636-2115 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. _ 253-395-7381 Howard Precision Machined Prod. 801-619-9850 G & G Custom Metal Fab ____ 503-931-7069 Ron Grob Co ___________ 970-667-5320 GK Machine ___________ 503-678-5525 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Group Mfg Serv _________ 480-966-3952


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Howell Precision _________ 623-582-4776 Larkin Precision Machine ____831-438-2700 MacKay Manufacturing _____509-922-7742 Metalcraft Industries _______888-280-7080 Metal Products Company ____800-345-2069 QUAL-FAB, Inc. __________ 206-762-2117 Portland Precision Manufacturing 503-708-7212 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Treske Precision Machining ___ 503-625-2821 TVT Die Casting _________800-280-2278 Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech MFG __________ 801-891-2740

Anodizing Molds: High Volume Class 100 ChemResearch __________ 602-253-4175 Bright Tin Stevens Tool & Die ________ 503-682-3185 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Molds: Fast Turn Prototype and Chrome/Nickel/Palladium Bridge Molds EPSI ________________714-519-9423 Stevens Tool & Die ________ 503-682-3185 Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 Molds: Expertise in Overmold and Masic Industries _________ 503-232-9109 Insert Molding Copper Stevens Tool & Die ________ 503-682-3185 Plastic Injection Molding _____ 509-531-2634

PAINTING & POWDER COATING A.R.E. Manufacturing, Inc. ____ 503-538-0350 Marketcraft ___________ 503-329-7678 METAL POLISHING Commercial Polishing Masic Industries _________ 503-232-9109 Masic Industries _________ 503-232-9109 Precision Industrial Painting ___ 602-256-0260 Metal Polishing By Timothy ___503-253-5294 Intricate Masking Custom Airplane to Marine Polish- Precision Industrial Painting ___ 602-256-0260 ing PC BOARDS Metal Polishing By Timothy ___503-253-5294 Surface Mount & Thru Hole Personal Collectables Polishing Cascade Systems Technology __ 503-640-5733 Metal Polishing By Timothy ___503-253-5294 PLASTIC MACHINING Production Polishing MacKay Manufacturing _____ 509-922-7742 Metal Polishing By Timothy ___503-253-5294 Portland Precision Manufacturing 503-708-7212 Timesaving Masic Industries _________ 503-232-9109 PLASTIC MOLDING Plastic Injection Molding _____ 509-531-2634 METALIZING Controlled Thermal Tech ____ 602-272-3714 SMH Inc LLC ___________ 360-341-2226 MOLDING: RUBBER

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EPSI _________________ 714-519-9423 Gold Tech ______________480-968-1930 PLASMA CUTTING G & G Custom Metal Fab ______503-931-7069 Oxy Fuel-Plasma Cutting Chapel Steel _______________503-928-7442

PRECISION FORMING Aeroform, Inc. ___ _________360-403-1919 Cygnet Stamping & Fab _______ 818-240-7574 Gold Tech Industries _______ 480-968-1930 Pacific Tool, Inc____________425-882-1970 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 QUAL-FAB, Inc. ____________ 206-762-2117 Masic Industries _________ 503-232-9109 SpringWorks Utah __________ 801-298-0113 Wrico________________ 480-892-7800 Embrittlement Relief EPSI ________________714-519-9423 PRINTING Electroless Nickel UV LED Printing Gold Tech Industries _______ 480-968-1930 Stratavision Industries ________951-272-5700 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Flat Bed Digital Printing Masic Industries _________ 503-232-9109 Marketcraft _____________503-329-7678 Gold

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