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Vol. 17, No. 2 March/April 2011

Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico Edition

Azmark Aero Systems Releases its UAV Turboprop Powerplant for Flight

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Editors Corner WHAT IS “PAY IT FORWARD”? “Pay It Forward” is a book written by Catherine Ryan Hyde, but it’s also an idea. It was so popular a concept that a movie was made with the same name. In the movie a young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance. Pay It forward is really an action plan within a work of fiction. But does it have to be fiction? We’re hoping not. In fact, since the book was released in January of 2000, a real-life social movement has emerged, not just in the U.S. but worldwide.What began as a work of fiction has already become much more. The Pay It Forward Foundation was established in September 2000 by Catherine and others to educate and inspire students to realize that they can change the world, and provide them with opportunities to do so. By bringing the author’s vision and related materials into classrooms internationally, students and their teachers are encouraged to formulate their own ideas of how they can pay it forward. Last issue, my Editors Corner focused on “our bucket lists”. I think the concept of “paying it forward” is an appropriate follow-on. The expression “pay it forward” is used to describe the concept of asking that a good turn be repaid by having it done to others instead. In sociology, this concept is called “generalized reciprocity” or “generalized exchange”. A related transaction, which starts with a gift instead of a loan, is alternative giving. My daughter Alyssa will be a pharmacist in May, when she graduates. How inspired I was when she called me to tell me that in her internship, one of her patients, a 20-year old with Cystic Fibrosis, was hospitalized for 3 weeks.When Alyssa overheard one of the staff members talking about the fact that this young man had no change of clothes, and apparently nobody bringing him some, she went to the store to pick up some inexpensive clothes. When her preceptor heard what Alyssa had done, the preceptor also went out shopping to pick up some much needed apparel. Then, the director of the unit heard, and he offered the two money to add to the new wardrobe! We should all do things to make the world a better place, and many of us do. It sometimes just takes a small reminder, for me, it was Alyssa, to make helping others an integral part of what we do. In work, in life, in our homes, everywhere. As I think back to the last two years, some of the most difficult times economically, we all still have fresh scars.I know I tried to help my advertisers as much as I could. And, they did the same for me. I wish you a very successful, happy and healthy NewYear, and God Bless our Troops. Go ahead, pay it forward!

Linda Daly Publisher


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Cover Azmark Aero Systems Releases its UAV

Turboprop Powerplant for Flight. This Month’s Shop Profile. Photography by Robbie.


Shop Profile......................................1,28-30 Feature Articles..............................39,52-53

Buyers Guide Equipment....................76-82

Buyers Guide Processes.....................83-93

Card Gallery........................................76-93

Index of Advertisers..................................94

Editorial..................................... Throughout

Published by: A2Z Metalworker

PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly Mail Address: PO Box 93295 Phoenix, AZ 85070 Telephone: (602) 412-7696 Website: E-mail:

CONTRIBUTORS Robbie Barrkman Gene Wirth Kim Carpenter Published bi-monthly to keep metalworkers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 6300 people actively engaged in the precison manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 19,300 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to 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.



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Announcements & Releases Stellar Machining & Fabrication, Inc. Celebrates 28 Years in Business! Tom and Denise Yancer opened their precision machining and fabrication business 28 years ago. Today, the company offers precision machining, waterjet cutting, fabrication, and sheet metal services to their customers, who span the semi-conductor, automotive, commercial and sports (recreational and professional) industries. Tom, Denise and their family are passionate about their business, and they are passionate about drag car racing and giving back to the community. Tom holds many records in NHRA racing, and the two say many of their customers come from this industry. Harley, a Great Dane pictured with Denise, is the official office greeter! Harley and Denise donate one day per week of their time to visiting sick patients at Chandler Hospital, through ‘Paws for Patients’.

If you’d like to contact Charlie, you can do so at 480-495-1454, e-mail: or call Micro 100 direct at 1-800-421-8065.

Haas Factory Outlet – Phoenix Adds to Service Team The newest member to join the Haas Factory Outlet service team is Alan Blumenfurth. A Chicago native with over 15 years experience repairing CNC machine tools in the valley, Alan worked for the Haas Factory Outlet years ago, before launching his own cnc service and repair company. After almost a decade on his own, Alan has re-joined the award-winning HFO team. According to Rick Fleming, Vice President of Customer Service, the reunion comes at a good time for all parties. “As the market continues to recover and the demand for qualified installation technicians increases at the HFO,” Rick said, “the department welcomes the addition of experienced hands.” And Alan is eager to get ahead of the rapidly advancing CNC technology – ‘and why learn from anyone but the best?’ added Alan.

For more information, contact Stellar at (480) 961-3075.

Haas Factory Outlet – Phoenix is a division of Ellison Machinery Company, the leading machine tool distributor in Arizona. For more information on the machine tool sales, service, parts, and training the company offers call (480) 968-5877 or visit

Micro 100 Tool Corp. Ads First Direct Sales Manager in Phx. Market!

Announcing the Grand Opening of AZ Metals in Phoenix, AZ!

Charlie Mersinas has accepted the position of Arizona Regional Sales Manager for Micro 100 Tool Corp. Charlie is Micro 100’s VERY FIRST direct sales manager in the Arizona Region.

AZ Metals, owners Doug and Jill Cone are pleased to announce the opening of their new store on W. Van Buren Street, Phoenix. President Doug Cone has 28 years of experience in the metal industry, owning and operating his own business the past 10 years.

Both Charlie and Micro 100 are excited about this venture and Randy J. Nedrow (V.P.-Sales & Marketing for Micro 100) says, “Having Charlie on our direct sales team is a great asset! His extensive experience with our company, products and culture is a real value for us, our AZ based distributor trading partners and especially our consumer base throughout this marketplace! Charlie’s technical expertise, professionalism and overall uncanny ability and desire to always satisfy his customers, will no doubt make him well known throughout the AZ market very quickly, and more so make him “in demand” from our most demanding Micro 100 consumers and distributors”.

Featuring cut to size, no minimum orders, and fast delivery, AZ Metals offers an extensive selection of metals with exceptional service. The new store carries aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, brass, copper, tool steel, alloy steel, bearing bronze, specialty products- spring steel, exotic alloys, shim stock, threaded rod, bar and safety grating. Sourcing hard to find materials is never a problem!

Charlie now resides in the greater Phoenix area and will cover all of Arizona and Southern Nevada (Las Vegas) for Micro 100 Tool Corporation. Charlie looks forward to making Phx. his new home and making new friends while helping customers throughout his territory with his vast arsenal of the world acclaimed Micro 100 SUPER CARBIDE cutting tools!

AZ Metals is open to the public serving industrial, commercial, automotive, aerospace and the home hobbyist.


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Services offered are production shearing, sawing, hole punching, bending, notching and light fabrication and an experienced welder is on staff with the ability to do MIG, TIG and ARC welding.

For more information or a quote, contact AZ Metals at (602) 688-

8003, visit their website at www. or stop in at 3832 W. Van Buren Street.

H a r d i n g e Announces the Acquisition of Jones & Shipman Hardi nge Inc. (www.hardinge. com) a leading international provider of advanced metalcutting solutions announced recently that they acquired the assets of Jones & Shipman, a UK based manufacturer of grinding and super-abrasive machines and machining systems.

Jones & Shipman is located in Leicester, UK and distributes a range of high-quality grinding (surface, creep feed and cylindrical) machines used by a diverse range of industries including aerospace, medical, mould tool and die, power generation and high-end automotive.

602.258.7330 “We sell both new and used equipment to the Arizona metalworking industry.”

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The sales of the Jones & Shipman products in the US will be handled by the current Hardinge Inc. Technical Grinding Sales team along with the existing Jones & Shipman Technical Grinding Sales team. “Hardinge is a strong company with strong brand names of Hardinge, Bridgeport, Kellenberger, Hauser, Tschudin and now adding the Jones & Shipman brand name. This addition continues to show our strength. ” said Mr. Simons.For more information on Hardinge products, contact Arizona CNC at 480-615-6353.

Open House Offers Opportunity To Learn About Laser Technology Caid Industries, Bystronic, Inc. & ACC Machinery want to invite you to an open house. As a leader in the metal fabricating industry, Caid Industries recently had its 3rd Bystronic laser installed. Along with Bystronic & ACC Machinery, they are offering you the opportunity to see why purchasing a high end laser is the best choice of equipment possible.

The Swiss manufacturer of high end lasers, will be hosting its Bystronic Best Choice Event at Caid Industries on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm (lunch will be served). Come learn how to reduce business uncertainties in sheet metal fabrication. There will

be a machine demonstration and round table discussion. The event is free, please call ACC (602-258-7330) or email office@ to share your plan to attend.

Star Metal Fluids Adds New Team Member Star Metal Fluids is pleased to announce that Cuyler Meade has joined the Star Metal Fluids team as Service Representative.”

Cuyler is one of the brightest and most personable people you will meet”, said Russ Kurzawski. “He builds relationships fast and has proven to our customers, in the short amount of time he has been with us, that he follows through on what he promises and sees that his customer’s needs are taken care of promptly”. Cuyler will be serving the east valley metalworking market.” For more information, contact Star Metal Fluids at 602-256-2092 or check them out online! A2Z METALWORKER

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Knowledgeable, Experienced Our goal is to provide you with the right solution and improve your profitability. The cheapest machine on the market is seldom the best value or the most cost effective. Our sales engineers are trained professionals with the ability to recognize and apply the appropriate manufacturing process for your needs. Their understanding of processes as well as product enables them to find the most efficient machine tool for your application. Our sales staff also can present you with the financing options that make your machine tool purchases more affordable.

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For the first time, Arizona’s largest electric utility — Arizona Public Service Company — and Arizona’s largest solar manufacturer — First Solar — are working together to harness the power of the sun. APS has contracted with First Solar to design and build the Paloma Solar Plant, a 17-megawatt photovoltaic facility in Gila Bend, Ariz. APS will own the plant, which is expected to come online in September 2011.

Paloma is one of five solar plants currently under development in APS’s AZ Sun program. Through the program, APS will finance and own 100 megawatts of solar photovoltaic power plants in Arizona. Upon completion, the program is expected to have at least six plants, which will be designed and constructed by third-party solar developers, contractors and equipment providers. With Paloma, the AZ Sun Program now has commitments for 83 megawatts of solar capacity. The entire program is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. With Paloma, APS’s total renewable energy portfolio is 875 megawatts, counting projects online and in development. Of that total, 288 megawatts are in service today, providing enough electricity to meet the needs of 72,000 Arizona homes. Complete details on current and future APS renewable projects are available online at

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Lockheed Receives US Army HIMARS Contract Lockheed has received a $139.6m contract to provide 44 combat-proven high-mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS) to the US Army. HIMARS is based on the US Army’s FMTV truck, and has been designed to launch the entire multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) family of munitions. The system can accommodate a six-pack of guided MLRS rockets, or one army tactical missile system missile. HIMARS enables the troops to engage and defeat artillery, air defense concentrations, trucks, light armor and personnel carriers, as well as supporting troop and supply concentrations. Work on the contract will be carried out at the company’s facilities in Arkansas and Texas, US, with deliveries continuing to January 2013. The US Army, US Marines and several international allies operate HIMARS.

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Factory Activity Expands At Fastest Pace In Seven Years The AP reported, “Factory activity expanded in January at the fastest pace in nearly seven years, as manufacturers reported a sharp jump in new orders.” The manufacturing activity index from the Institute for Supply Management reached 60.8 last month, marking the 18th straight month of expansion. “Consumers are spending more on autos, appliances and other goods, while businesses have invested in more industrial machinery and computers.” And, this level “of expansion is likely to continue in the coming months. Manufacturing firms surveyed by ISM said their backlog of orders jumped in January.” Exports also rose on higher overseas sales.

Reuters reports that inflation indicators rose with the growing factory activity. “All in all, the ISM report showed the trend in manufacturing output growth (and hiring) rising solidly at the beginning of 2011,” according to a research note from UBS Investment Research. Experts cautioned, however, “that the employment number is more about the willingness to hire, rather than an increase in the absolute numbers.” They added that, “while the prices paid index suggests higher input costs, the overall impact on consumer price inflation monitored by the Federal Reserve will remain muted as wage growth, a key driver of service costs, has remained moderate.” “Today’s ISM report on manufacturing clearly shows that momentum is again building for this sector, after somewhat slower growth in the fall due to the normal inventory swing, and that growth is being driven by improving demand,”Thomas J. Duesterberg, the head of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, is quoted as saying in IndustryWeek. “Employment prospects are improving, but will be limited by the continuing productivity surge,” Duesterberg said. “Construction is still lagging, and limits demand for building materials and puts a damper on employment prospects. Overall, this report suggests that manufacturing will continue to lead the recovery at least through mid-year.”

B/E Aerospace Wins Chinese Programs Valued At $200M B/E Aerospace, the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products and the world’s leading distributor of aerospace fasteners and consumables, recently announced that it has been selected by a number of China’s leading airlines, including Air China, China Southern Airlines, and Hainan Airlines, to equip their commercial airliner fleets with both B/E Aerospace seating products and B/E Aerospace food and beverage preparation and storage equipment. The awards are initially valued at approximately $200 million. “As evidenced by this announcement, we have continued to successfully pursue our ambitious objectives in the Chinese aircraft interior equipment market having garnered a majority of all orders over the past several years.These awards have allowed us to further expand our leading aircraft interior products market share position in the Chinese market, the world’s fastest growing commercial aircraft market,” commented Amin J. Khoury, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B/E Aerospace. A2Z METALWORKER

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Cubic to Supply Components for Javelin Field Tactical Trainer Cubic has been awarded a contract to provide basic skills trainers and student stations for the Javelin Field Tactical Trainer. The $26m contract is a follow-on contract with the Raytheon-Lockheed Javelin Joint Venture to deliver basic skills trainer components that include a classroom trainer and student and instructor stations. Cubic’s Simulation Systems program manager Karen Pickell said the trainer uses realistic scenarios to train troops in field surveillance, target recognition and acquisition, and fire mission control on the system. Javelin is a man-portable surveillance, antiarmor missile and fire-and-forget missile with automatic self-guidance, and capable of engaging helicopters in a direct-attack mode on the battlefield. A2Z METALWORKER

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Southwest Solar Te c h n o l o g i e s O p e n s Research Park in Arizona

 Southwest Solar Technologies announced that it has completed initial development of the Southwest Solar Research Park in Phoenix, Arizona.The 18-acre, state-of-the-art, secured facility is located just south of Sky Harbor Airport.The focal point of the facility, a 75 foot diameter concentrating solar dish, is visible to commuters as they cross the Salt River along Interstate 10. The Research Park is designed to serve as a world class center for renewable energy research and innovation. The Solar Research Park provides the Company’s engineers and development partners with abundant sunlight and field space to operate and evaluate new solar technology. The site offers convenient access to the city’s universities and tech industry base because it is located on a major arterial in a major metropolitan area.

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Rolls-Royce Secures $2.2B Contract With Emirates Airlines Engine maker Rolls-Royce Group PLC (RR.LN) said that it has secured a $2.2 billion TotalCare long-term services contract from Emirates Airlines, covering Trent engines for 70 Airbus A350XWB aircraft. The agreement will bring the Dubai-based airline’s Rolls-Royce powered fleet of 128 aircraft, in service and on order, under TotalCare arrangements.

Honeywell Receives U.S. EPA Acceptance For New LowGlobal-Warming Blowing Agent For Foam, Aerosols Honeywell announced that its new low-global-warming-potential product HFO-1234ze has been accepted for use in foam and aerosol applications by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The new product, hydrofluoroolefin HFO-1234ze, is non-flammable, non-ozone depleting and has a global warming potential (GWP) of 6. HFO-1234ze can replace HFC-134a (with a GWP of 1,430) and HFC-152a (with a GWP of 142) in aerosol applications, extruded polystyrene board, rigid polyurethane foam, and oneand two- component insulating and sealant foam. Earlier in 2010, Honeywell launched another low-GWP product, HFO-1234yf, for use in automobile air conditioners. Fluorocarbon technology benefits society through superior energy efficiency performance in cooling and insulating applications. By reducing fuel consumption, fluorocarbons directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from heating, cooling and electrical power generation, and are cost-effective for the end user compared with fluorocarbon alternatives. In addition, fluorocarbons are mostly nonflammable and have a low order of toxicity, which makes them significantly safer in use than alternatives such as hydrocarbons and ammonia that are either extremely flammable or highly toxic. Honeywell has pioneered the development of hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs), which are a family of unique products A2Z METALWORKER

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The latest contract win is good news for U.K.-based Rolls-Royce, whose reputation has been hurt by the failure of one of its engines on an Airbus A380 aircraft last year. Two months earlier, Rolls-Royce secured a $1.2 billion TotalCare contract for Trent 700 engines, powering 27 Airbus A330s, and Trent 800 engines, powering 21 Boeing 777s. TotalCare long ter m ser vice agreements, in place on 90% of all Trent engines, are “designed to minimize customer financial risk and enhance operational perfor mance and reliability, allowing operators to concentrate on their core business,” Rolls-Royce said in a statement. “With this contract all of Emirates’ Rolls-Royce powered fleet will be supported by TotalCare packages that add significant value and allow customers to optimise their operations,” Mark King, RollsRoyce, pres. of civil aerospace, said.


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Raytheon reveals first glimpse of nextgeneration missile

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Raytheon has offered the first peek into the company’s approach to designing a next generation missile to replace both the AIM-120 AMRAAM and AGM-88 HARM. For the first time, the company has displayed a full-scale mock-up of one of several candidates being considered for the emerging US Air Force requirement for a dual role air dominance missile (DRADM). The design shown at the Air Warfare Sympsoium last month features an AMRAAM-like missile body integrated with what appears to be a variable flow ducted rocket (VFDR), or ramjet. In 2004, Raytheon commissioned Aerojet to demonstrate a VFDR propulsion system on an AMRAAM for a contract sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory. Raytheon acknowledges the influence of the VFDR demonstration. “This model incorporates lessons learned from VFDR,” Raytheon says. “However, the requirements haven’t been established yet, so the model you see is one of several possibilities in consideration.”

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Northrop Grumman is to field the first systems of the upgraded RC12X Guardrail fleet, which will provide the US Army warfighter with signals intelligence (SIGINT) capability. The RC-12X Guardrail is an airborne SIGINT sensor and ground processing system that provides the brigade combat teams with instant precision geo-location and identification of threats. The final outfitting and testing of the initial four systems will be completed during the first quarter of 2011 before becoming fully operational by the second quarter of this year. An additional ten RC-12X’s will be fielded during 2011-2012 with a total modernized Guardrail fleet of 14 systems. The RC-12X Guardrail modernization program is intended to extend the life of the aircraft until 2025 with new payloads added to the system to better sense and exploit emerging, irregular and conventional warfare threats.

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Small Nuclear Reactors May Spur Factory Jobs, Exports Bloomberg News reports on the Commerce Department assertion that the “Obama administration’s plan to develop a new generation of small nuclear reactors may spur US manufacturing jobs and exports,” and “may provide ‘tremendous new commercial opportunities for US firms and workers,’” the department said

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United Technologies In Buying Mode, But Right Deals Are Scarce A senior UnitedTechnologies Corp. executive said recently that the company could pursue $10 billion or more in acquisitions, but targets remain scarce at the right price. The diversified U.S. manufacturing group, best known for its aerospace and building controls

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Mark Lee, owner of aerospace company Aero-mark LLC, is either very lucky or a genius. Or maybe a combination of both. When you look at the two companies he purchased late last year, M-Dot Inc, and Astrotronics LLC, both located in the Phoenix, AZ metroplex, you couldn’t ask for a better combination of 2 highly successful companies that were willing to be acquired and to merge into one. The new entity is called Azmark Aero Systems. Mark is no stranger to acquisitions. A graduate of UCLA majoring in business, and then subsequently acquiring an MBA from Stanford University, Mark held a number of management positions in a public company, and eventually lead the company as CEO. He purchased his first aerospace company in precision forging in 1986, and over the years has purchased other companies in aerospace machining, component repair and overhaul, engineering, and production. Mark purchased Certified Aviation Services LLC (CAS) in 2005. The company provides quality line maintenance, heavy maintenance, appearance services and aircraft modifications for commercial, corporate, and military aircraft throughout a nationwide network, with 28 locations. While Mark says the two companies (CAS and Azmark Aero Systems) will operate as stand-alone entities, with little direct overlap in the products they offer, there is clearly synergy between customers and industry knowledge that will be beneficial to both entities. Even more importantly, the breadth of offers across the two entities will allow each company to offer more expertise to customers as individual opportunities arise. Late last year, Mark Lee, CEO of Aero-mark LLC, purchased M-Dot Aerospace and Astrotronics and merged the two into one entity, Azmark Aero Systems. A2Z METALWORKER

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M-Dot brought engineering expertise and sales and marketing capabilities to the new entity. The company had an award-winning international reputation for engineering expertise in gas turbine design, high-speed rotordynamics, burner design, compressor design and complete turbopump system development. With a track record of success that includes development of two twinspool turboprop engines for the Army, two hypersonic ramjet turbopumps for DARPA, and many other projects for government and commercial entities, M-Dot contributed the “rapid prototype”

and “concept to production” capabilities to Azmark. M-Dot also brought a diverse set of customers to the new organization, including Raytheon.

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2010 Gold Performance Excellence Award, awarded by The Boeing Company Outstanding Performance by a Small Business Contractor, awarded by DARPA 2010 Small Business Supplier of the Year, awarded by Gulfstream 2010 Quick Response Supplier of the Year: awarded by Raytheon Some things have changed due to the merger but much remains the same. Since the acquisition/merger, the two entities are now located under one roof – a modern 40,000 square foot facility in Gilbert, Arizona. Azmark now offers the combined capabilities of both companies which will add new value to former M-Dot and Astrotronic customers. Brad Caban, President and COO of the company says, “Azmark is really a viable supplier, with ISO9001, AS9100 and ITAR certifications, for a Tier 1 aerospace or defense supplier looking to outsource a complete program that requires engineering, production and complete assembly for projects in the $10 to $50 million range. This is really our sweet-spot, and we believe these size programs are what the Tier 1 suppliers are willing to outsource.” It is clear when you speak with employees of Azmark who realize that although some things will change with the merger, one will not – an unrelenting commitment to customer service and “on-time’ delivery. The focus on customer service starts at the top with Brad Caban, President of Azmark, who was selected to run the company because

of his exceptional track record growing other companies in the industry. He has been in and around aviation his entire career. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a BS in Professional Aeronautics. Brad is an FAA certified A&P mechanic and an instrument rated pilot. He gained experience in the aviation industry while working for Delta Air Lines in aircraft maintenance operations and customer & supplier management. As Managing Director at Fokker Airinc., an FAA 145 certified repair station, Brad tripled the size of the company, improved productivity and transformed Fokker Airinc into a “World Class Provider” for many of the world’s largest airlines. Transformation of any company is never a trivial experience, but as I interviewed many key employees of the new entity, “constant and regular communication” resonated. Employees are all understandably nervous with a changes in their companies but are assured that the merger, and resulting new company, Azmark Aero Systems, would need all of the skills each individual entity had, and then some. In fact, the company plans to significantly expand its team over the course of the year. Chris Dennis,Vice President of Manufacturing, a former Astrotronics employee, says, “Brad and Mark did such an outstanding job of communicating plans, changes and the new company direction. Every employee, including those from M-Dot, whose commute increased by 15 miles, remains with the company today.” Chris elaborated, “I think that prior to the acquisition/merger, both companies had plateaued. Not only did Mark and Brad bring to our respective organizations an infusion of capital, but they also brought the strategic thinking and business savvy that will take us to the next level.What does this mean for us? The plan calls for over 100% growth over the next 3 years!” The merger seems to be paying off. Azmark Aero Systems just recently announced that it was awarded a contract from Boeing to A2Z METALWORKER

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efficiency advanced turbofans or perhaps Pratt and Whitney’s geared turbo-fan engines. However, Boley said the 8-foot diameter of a geared turbo-fan engine was likely too large for a new bomber. He added that the F-135 would “most definitely” be suitable for a long endurance aircraft. The company is developing the PW9000 engine, which uses the F-135 low pressure compressor mated to the core from a geared turbo-fan engine. The engine may be used on the Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Launch Surveillance and Strike aircraft, he said. If the Air Force’s new bomber was more ambitious, the developmental Adaptive Versatile Engine Technology (ADVENT) engines being developed under a U.S. government contract by General Electric and Rolls Royce might be applicable, Boley said. While Pratt and Whitney is not receiving government funding, he added, it is developing similar technology internally. The ADVENT technology would be especially useful if the bomber is supersonic, Boley said.

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A rapidly growing sector of the solar cell market is thin-film photovoltaics, so called because of their thin layers of photovoltaic material deposited on a substrate, sometimes only nanometers thick. Although less efficient than silicon PV (most efficient), thin film is growing rapidly due to its lower manufacturing costs. This growth however may be limited by the use of exotic materials in thin-film device manufacture. Leading thin-film devices are based upon CdTe (Cadmium Telluride) and CIGS (Copper indium gallium selenide) technologies that utilize the rare elements indium ($285 per kg in Jan 2009 now $530 per kg), tellurium ($150 per kg in Jan 2010 now $295 per kg) and gallium ($450 per kg in Jan 2010 now $750 per kg). These elements are scarce globally and critical to current thin-film production. Current global electrical consumption is 10 terawatts (ten trillion watts). If thin-film PV solar power is to replace fossil fuel generated power in the future, it must be scalable to this level of production. Given the current limits on the elements used in its production, thin-film PV faces major challenges in its effort to compete with conventional power generation. Additionally, thinfilm PV competes for these rare element resources with flat panel LCD TV’s and other electronics. Research suggests there may be less than ten years supply remaining of indium alone. Quantum believes their emerging NGD™ (Next Generation Device) technology will provide high efficiency solar cells with prices competitive with coal generated electricity without the use of any rare elements. A2Z METALWORKER

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Under the $9m order, Harris will provide Falcon II 400W AN/PRC 150 HF systems to JPBDS to detect and identify biological warfare agents. The AN/PRC-150 is an NSA type-1 certified HF radio system, which provides continuous coverage in the 1.6MHz-60MHz frequency range, delivering communications in harsh conditions. The system automatically communicates alerts to headquarters over HF radio links on detecting the presence of biological agents. Harris Department of Defense business president Brendan O’Connell said the secure data transmission capabilities of the AN/ PRC-150 will provide the US forces with maximum time to respond to potentially significant threats

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Private Spaceflight Innovators Attract NASA’s Attention NASA’s focus on the value of innovative commercial space firms took center stage in back-to-back meetings with a private space station module builder and a company developing a new space plane to fly passengers to and from Earth orbit.

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optimism about the global economy and the prospects for other American manufacturers.” Edward Jones analyst Jeff Windau called Caterpillar “a pretty good barometer” of broader market conditions. “That’s because Caterpillar sells its yellow-and-black mining and construction equipment around the world and can benefit from growth wherever it’s occurring, while its reach also means the company’s business reflects global economic trends.” The AP notes, “Caterpillar predicts the world’s economy as a whole will grow at a lukewarm rate of 3.5 percent in 2011, but developing regions will grow at nearly double that pace and continue buying equipment for mining and for upgrading their infrastructure.” Under the headline “US Manufacturing Profits Suggest Stronger Economy,” Reuters reports that strong financial reports from big US companies such as Caterpillar and Eaton are providing a positive sign for the US economy, as well as for future employment figures. “The more [manufacturers] talk about hiring, the more comfortable we’re going to be with that company.

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Raytheon Missile Systems received a $475 million contract from Saudi Arabia for a series of kits that transform “dumb” bombs into precision-guided ones. The sale of the kits, which are called Paveway, is the latest chapter “in Raytheon’s four decade-long commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and regional security in the Arabian Gulf,” said Taylor Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president.Paveway made up more than half of the air-to-ground precision guided weapons used in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Newer versions of the kits include GPS and inertial guidance capabilities, a navigation aid that uses a computer and motion sensors to continuously calculate direction and speed. Raytheon has delivered more than 350,000 of the kits to 42 countries, said Mike Nachshen, company spokesman. Compared to similar weapons, the kits have the highest degree of accuracy and are the best at eliminating collateral damage. More than 150 of Raytheon’s nearly 12,150 Tucson employees work to design and produce the Paveway series of bomb kits.

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I n t e l To I n c r e a s e InvestmentIn University Research Intel announced that it’s set to invest $100 million over the next five years into US university research” by creating Intel Science and Technology Centers at six or seven different universities. Justin Rattner, Intel’s CTO, said, “We’re going to spend five times what we had spent in terms of direct university support.” Each university will get “a specific area of research” such as visual computing, perceptual computing, mobile computing, and security. “Each participating university will receive $2.5 million a year for five years.” At the 3 year mark, “the academics and Intel executives will sit down and figure out if the research is valuable enough to continue with.”

Raytheon to Provide Patriot Missiles to Kuwait Raytheon has received a $145m production contract for Patriot guidance enhanced missiles – tactical (GEM-T) to increase Kuwait’s air and missile defense. The contract was awarded by the US Army Aviation and Missile Command under the foreign military sales program and to complement Kuwait’s Configuration-3 radar system upgrade work. Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Patriot programs vice-president Sanjay Kapoor said the new contract would provide Kuwait with increased system reliability and reduced lifecycle costs. “This new GEM-T missile production contract highlights the efforts by Kuwait Air Defense to maintain readiness and effectiveness of the Patriot Air and Missile System to counter evolving regional threats,” he added. The Patriot air and missile defense system is a long-range, high-altitude, all-weather air and missile defense system that provides the warfighter with a reliable and lethal capability to defeat advanced threats.

US CEOs Urge Passage Of Fiscal 2011 Pentagon Budget Th e chief executives of 14 U.S. defense companies urged Congress to pass a defense spending bill for fiscal 2011 instead of extending the current stopgap measure that keeps funding at 2010 levels.

The failure of Lawmakers to pass a defense appropriations bill for fiscal 2011, which began on Oct. 1, could have serious consequences, the CEOs of Lockheed Martin Corp, Boeing Co’s defense business and a dozen other companies said in a letter to congressional leaders. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned that Congress was causing a “crisis on my doorstep” by failing to approve Pentagon spending, inaction that could lead to a funding shortfall and hurt the military.


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Boeing’s McNerney: It’s time to replace the A330 A Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner could replace the Airbus A330, Boeing Chairman President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney said recently. “(T)hat’s a very nice A330 replacement airplane — more range, more (passengers) and much more efficient,” McNerney said at the Cowen Aerospace/Defense Conference in New York. “The A33’s a good airplane, it’s done well, but it’s about time we replaced it.” Boeing is starting the composite 787 line with the 787-8 and then moving on to the larger 787-9 while considering a potential 787-10, which would be the biggest version.

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Boeing is facing a challenge on three fronts in 2011 as it aims to complete certification on three major programs simultaneously - the 747-8I, 747-8F and the 787 - the first time in its history it has attempted such a demanding target. Delays on all three projects have caused the programs to bunch into the same calendar year, but Boeing remains confident that it can hit its deadline for each aircraft. The 747-8I is the next programmed to get under way. This will require a flight-test campaign of about 600h using two aircraft. It will start in late March, with flight-test completion in the autumn, followed by yearend certification, says Elizabeth Lund, 747 vice-president and deputy programmed manager. The first 747-8I is scheduled for a late 2011 handover to a Boeing Business Jet completion centre. Meanwhile, Boeing is aiming for mid-year certification of the 747-8F and a third-quarter completion of 787 flight tests. “The schedule is achievable, but aggressive,” says Lund. “If we have a major discovery it’s always a risk in a development programmed, but given what we know and the learnings we’ve taken from the Freighter and what we’ve put into this programmed, we believe this is a schedule we can meet. “Many of the tests we are doing on our freighter will also give us [certification] credit on the Intercontinental. We don’t have to test everything from scratch,” says Lund. Tests already completed on the 747-8F, and not required on the -8I, include the flight loads survey, artificial ice shapes testing, wake vortex, water spray and community noise testing. Still left to be completed are extreme weather tests at high winds and high temperatures. Boeing aims to leverage staff from across the company to assist in the flight-test effort, while hiring additional personnel “to ensure we have the critical skills necessary to execute on our test commitments”. With 747-8F and 787 flight-test programs ramping down “the size of test teams required for those airplanes decreases and we are able to redeploy test personnel to the 747-8I airplanes”, says Boeing. Boeing already has five 747-8Fs in its test fleet, with up to four 747-8Is. This is in addition to seven 787 test aircraft, which could grow to as many as nine to support systems functionality and reliability testing.

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US Air Force funding for a new advanced jet training system has jumped tenfold in the latest five-year spending plan, but top officials remain non-committal about the schedule and strategy for “We had long conversations with the FAA on whether existing [Federal Aviation Regulations] 3/15/2010 3:57:39 PM fielding a new aircraft. covered what we were already doing. I’ll just be frank, we thought they did, they characterized it as something ‘new and novel’ and that resulted in the need for a special condition,” he says. The five-year spending plan unveiled by the air force Further, an underperforming actuator was replaced due to inability to handle the 207bar on 14 February includes $306 million for the T-X (3,000lb/in) hydraulic system pressure, prompting its redesign. training system, which will replace the Northrop T-38C Talon and its simulators. Zarfos says the issues were traced to pressure spikes in the hydraulic lines and he adds that engineering teams are “now in the process of correlating” the actuator underperformance That represents a huge jump from about $30 million and the hydraulic pressures. inserted in the service’s five-year plan last year, and is perhaps enough to field an off-the-shelf aircraft Zarfos says he is “very confident” in the technical solutions to show FAA compliance, but on schedule in fiscal year 2017. Todd Zarfos, 747-8 vice-president of engineering, says: “We know it’ll work and now we just have to go through the last aspects of certification associated with that.


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CAM Software Helps Expand Small Shop’s Capabilities, Enabling 63% Rate Increase told me that they were going to do away with drawings and begin providing computer aided design (CAD) files to subcontractors as manufacturing documentation. I saw this as the writing on the wall for 2.5D programming and made the decision to upgrade to FeatureCAM with its feature recognition and 3D surfacing modules.”

Waugh Machine is a one-person shop run by Bruce Waugh in his home-based shop in Camp Verde, Arizona. Waugh has worked as a machinist for 35 years and done his share of both manual and 2.5D programming. Up until two years ago, Waugh turned down jobs involving 3D parts because he was unable to program them. Then two years ago Waugh upgraded to FeatureCAM computer numerical control (CNC) programming software with 3D milling and feature recognition capabilities. With the new software, Waugh can now program any part that fits within the size capabilities of his machines. Feature recognition has reduced the time required to program simpler 2.5D parts from 1 hour to 10 minutes.

Programming a new part begins with opening the SolidWorks file in FeatureCAM. Waugh sets up the workpieces that the part will be machined from and orients the part within the workpiece. He invokes automatic feature recognition which opens a dialog box. He selects whether to use 2.5D or 3D programming. The software suggests the tool’s size and speeds and feeds for the part. Waugh either accepts the program’s recommendations or enters his own choices. If he is producing a stainless steel part, he selects a roughing

“The new capabilities have changed the nature of my business,” Waugh said. “Because I can now do more complicated parts that other shops can’t do, I have been able to raise my rates from $40 to $65 per hour while running my shop at full capacity. My customers are more than happy to pay my new rates because I am able to deliver a higher level of quality on their most difficult jobs.” Waugh has two Haas MiniMills with 16 inch x-axis travel, 12 inch y-axis travel and 10 z-axis travel. He usually keeps two Kurt vises set up in each machine and machines most of his parts two at a time while held in the vises. He primarily works with stainless steel, aluminum and various plastics.Waugh’s two main customers are a large medical device manufacturer and an aerospace subcontractor.

Customer switched from drawings to CAD files “The aerospace manufacturer usually gives me drawings to work with,” Waugh said. “Sometimes the drawings are up to 60 years old. These parts are nearly all 2.5D so I had no problem programming them when I used 2.5D software. My other major client is a medical device company. This customer used to give me drawings as the starting point for contract machining jobs. One day the customer A2Z METALWORKER

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pattern and a finishing pattern. He selects the z-axis depths and the stepover. FeatureCAM then creates the tool paths. “The software is very flexible and allows you to change just about anything in the program,” Waugh said.

Reduction in programming time This approach has substantially reduced the time required to program 2.5D parts. “It used to take about an hour to program the typical 2.5 part including drawing the parts and defining the features,”Waugh said. “The automatic feature recognition capability of FeatureCAM plays a key role in reducing programming time to only about 10 minutes. It’s impossible to make this kind of comparison on 3D parts because we were never able to program them in the past. Our only option would have been to try to buy or make a special tool but this approach is so expensive that I just no-quoted them. Now, I

do but whenever you manually edit the code it takes extra time and creates the possibility for human error. Now I simply enter the diameter offset into FeatureCAM and it takes care of the rest.”

can program 3D parts quickly regardless of their complexity.” Waugh now regularly produces parts with profiling and 3D surfaces. “I get several parts a month with 3D surfaces and I enjoy doing them,” he said.” I also do many parts I could have done in 2.5D in 3D. It may take a bit longer because I use a small carbine ball nose end mill rather than a larger radius cutter. But 3D often lets me produce the entire part with a single tool in a single setup. This means I can set the machine up and let it run while I do other things such as quoting a job or programming the next part. At the end of the job the ball nose end mill has very little wear while if I used a radius cutter it would have received a significant amount of wear.The ball nose end mill also provides a better surface finish than the radius cutter.”

Upgrades offer new features “Each year I upgrade to the latest version of FeatureCAM and there are always interesting improvements to the software,”Waugh said. “For example, last year they added the ability to use diameter offsets on roughing tools. This comes in handy when I am using a one-half inch end mill whose diameter has been reduced by 0.020 inch by sharpening. In the past, I would go into the G-code and enter the diameter offsets. This involved entering a G41 or G43 into the code, indicating the tool, and then activating and cancelling the offset. It was not difficult to

Wa u g h a l s o purchased SolidWorks CAD software. “I can open the customer’s S o l i d Wo r k s f i l e s i n F e a t u r e C A M ,” Waugh said. “But I like the additional infor mation that I can get from working in the SolidWorks environment. I can open the files and see all of the customer’s dimensioning and materials. I can also use SolidWorks to determine the total amount of each m at e r i a l . S i n c e I am using sm a ll er machining centers I am limited in the size of part I can produce.With SolidWorks I can quickly open the file and get the basic dimensions to determine whether or not I can make the part.” “FeatureCAM’s feature recognition and 3D surfacing capabilities have changed the nature of my business,” Waugh said. “I have always been able to run my shop at capacity but now I am able to take on more difficult and higher margin parts. After I expanded my capabilities, my customers actually came to me and told me that I needed to increase my shop rates. I increased my rates from $40 to $65 per hour without a single complaint from my customers. A shop that I worked for in the late 1990s recently came to me and asked if I could do some work for them. They are a larger operation with six big machining centers and CNC lathes. However, they are still limited to 2.5D programming. I told them I was too busy to help them but we talked for a while and I discovered they were charging a lower hourly rate than me. It was clear that the reason I am able to charge a higher hourly rate is that I made the investment in software to increase my capabilities. My investment in FeatureCAM was one of the best decisions I ever made.” For more information on FeatureCAM, contact Christian Briscoe at 480-460-8578, or visit the website at For more information on Waugh Machine, call (928) 567-3066.


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“The science base that underlies modeling and analysis of machine and structure reliability has remained substantially unchanged for decades. And unfortunately, a significant gap exists between available technology and science to capture degradation of machinery and provide early failure prediction,” said Khonsari. “Fortunately, we were able to make significant strides toward closing that gap.” Using infrared cameras and cutting-edge computer technology, they ran tests analyzing bending and torsional stress of common metals such as aluminum and stainless steel.The thorough testing proved their hypothesis – the total accumulated entropy before fracture occurred was constant. In other words, it is a metal property. This led them to their next line of questioning. “We essentially found an end to the life of certain materials in which you can monitor entropy accumulation to avoid catastrophic failure, so why not use this information to automatically stop the machine when the system reaches, say, 90 percent of its life?” said Khonsari. “Computerized monitoring systems and the algorithms and signal relay capable of doing so were all developed here at the Center for Rotating Machinery at LSU. Naturally, there was a process of trial and error, but it’s all been tested and verified now. It’s the real thing.” Because of the LSU College of Engineering’s stature in industry in Louisiana and around the globe, Khonsari is confident that this research won’t simply sit unused in a lab. It meets current industry needs. He knows, because the college meets with industry representatives on a regular basis to determine just that.



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is lower than that of the Atlas V. The Liberty could also solve other issues. Launching from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, it would generate about 300 jobs and make use of facilities that might otherwise sit idle after the space shuttles are retired this year. The Atlas V launches from the neighboring Cape Canaveral Air Force station. ATK is seeking part of $200 million that NASA will distribute next month for commercial crew efforts.The Liberty’s first test launching could take place in 2013, and it could be ready to carry astronauts two years later. ATK and Astrium also hope the rocket can compete for future contracts for space station cargo.With an eventual four to six launchings a year, the Liberty could also help reduce the cost of the heavy-lift rocket that NASA is to develop for deep-space missions. The current design of the heavy-lift calls for the same solid rocket motors as the Liberty.

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U.S. Air Force Seeks $3.74 Billion for New Bomber Program The U.S. Air Force is requesting $3.74 billion in its five-year budget for research and development of a new class of long-range strike systems that may include a new bomber, missiles and drones.

The Air Force is seeking an initial $197 million in fiscal 2012, which begins Oct. 1, to begin developing a new bomber, the military service said in an e-mail. Nearly three-fourths of the total funding will be spent in fiscal years 2015 and 2016, with the goal of “strike capability across the spectrum of conflict in the 2020-2030 timeframe,” it said. The development of a new bomber will be the first such aircraft in almost three decades since Northrop Grumman Corp.’s B-2 was designed. Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. said in 2008 they would form a partnership to compete against Northrop. The new “bomber will be long-range nuclear capable, able to penetrate hostile airspace, and have the option of being piloted remotely,” according to a Pentagon document accompanying the 2012 budget released recently. General Norton Schwartz, chief of staff for the Air Force, has said it will develop the new bomber fleet while continuing to use the Pentagon’s B-2, B-1, and B-52 bombers.

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As the Bureau of Labor Statistics continues ADDED VALUE SERVICES: SHEARING, SAW CUTTING, LIGHT  WELDING (MIG/TIG/ARC) to report U.S. unemployment levels FABRICATION, HOLE PUNCHING, NOTCHING, BENDING, ON SITE WELDING above 9 percent, the SME Education (MIG/TIG/ARC)  *ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS, CASH, CHECK**TERMS AVAILABLE WITH CREDIT APPROVAL* Foundation accelerated its Planned   Giving efforts. A direct mail program targets five distinct audience segments *ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS, CASH, CHECK*  WE LOOK FORWARD TO DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU! ranging from ages 25-40 to those *TERMS AVAILABLE WITH CREDIT APPROVAL*  OWNERS DOUG & JILL CONE in the 70-plus age group (many of   whom have benefited from successful careers in manufacturing). The program THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF  Minorities in Engineering (NACME). encourages support for the Foundation’s THE SALES STAFF THAT CAN QUOTE YOUR REQUIREMENTS:  Gateway Academy, Computer Integrated Last year, a gift of $270,000 established the new Walter E. Panse Scholarship, honoring the memory of DOUG CONE­ PRESIDENT  Manufacturing (CIM) Program offering a Michigan tool and die executive. “Our scholarship committee represents all levels of manufacturing, BROCK DUNLOP­ SHOP MGR/SALES  courses in high schools and its critically “says Carter. “They are very aware of the challenges facing aspiring engineers and in many cases arrived important SME Education Foundation at their own present position because BRIAN PAZ­ SALES  of a scholarship. They consider scholarships an investment in the   Scholarship Program. future of manufacturing and evaluate applications accordingly.” Today companies clearly understand their organization’s vitality and long-term sustainability are dependent on being   able to hire technically skilled workers.   Committed and more knowledgeable, they are making long-term investments in  the Foundation’s STEM-based programs and encouraging entrepreneurial small business partners to join them. Working with Bart Aslin, Grant Writer Peggy McIntyre identifies strategically compatible organizations interested in financially supporting the Foundation’s many programs. In 2010, funding for scholarships, programs and capital equipment for schools included support from the Andersen Foundation, Gene Haas Foundation, Siemens PLM Software and the National Action Council for

A $150,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation is helping qualified students interested in machine WE LOOK FORWARD TO DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU!  operation and maintenance coursework. In addition to supporting the Haas Machining Scholarship, these OWNERS  DOUG & JILL CONE  dollars also funded the introduction of the Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Centers at 400 Project Lead TheWay schools across the country which engage other industry partners and SME Chapters. In 2010, $382,250 in scholarships was awarded to 140 students in the United States and Canada ranging from a minimum $1,000 to $70,000. These students are now able to take advantage of career opportunities opening in emerging technology and advanced manufacturing. Carter encourages students to visit the website at where more than 45 different scholarships are available. The deadline for 2011 scholarship applications closes on February 1, 2011. The SME Education Foundation’s Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) course has reached 2,000 students in 25 states where CIM classes are currently taught. Funded states included Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, NewYork, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. Requests for funding reflect high unemployment rates. Questions or comments may be directed to the SME Education Foundation by phone (313) 425-3300, or email at Note to Editors: jpeg photos available upon request. A2Z METALWORKER

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General Dynamics Wins MRAP Orders of Its Own BAE OMC’s RG-31 was the first mine-resistant vehicle fielded by US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, where it was used by the 101st Airborne (and reportedly by SOCOM) as a patrol vehicle. Since hostilities began, a series of orders have been placed by US forces through an odd triumvirate: General Dynamics Land Systems Canada was partnered with BAE OMC of South Africa and its GDLS parent in the USA. All contracts are signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown Agency of the Canadian Government (who also use RG-31s). General Dynamics did reap 50% of every Cougar MRAP order to Force Protection, via the Force Dynamics partnership, but the RG-31 had been MIA (Missing In Action) in the MRAP competition. An August 2007 order for 600 more vehicles put General Dynamics back in the game as a distant 4th place producer, and other orders followed. Hopefully, US forces will be able to avoid the initial maintenance issues that have given Canadian RG-31s problems in Afghanistan. Thanks to 2 sets of new suspension upgrades, they also hope to mitigate the off-road issues created by a v-hull’s higher center of gravity. According to General Dynamics, as of August 2007, U.S. forces had ordered 492 RG-31 vehicles, including 309 of the improved A2Z METALWORKER

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RG-31 Mk5 variant for the U.S. Army and Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Almost none of these orders had come through the MRAP program, however – just 20 vehicles as of July 2007, even as competitors like Navistar and Force Protection had seen order book totals approaching 2,000.They would finish the competition with just under 1,400 MRAP program orders, while the top 3 contenders each finished in the 3,000-6,000 range. The MRAP Category I MRUV (Mine-Resistant Utility Vehicle) specifies a 6-person vehicle (including both front seats), with blast-resistant design, ballistic glass, gun turret, undercarriage armor and a raised chassis. Category II JERRV vehicles must seat at least 10, and offer larger mine-protected patrol and specialty vehicle functions for troops and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams. The CCC – GDLS – BAE OMC team entered the RG-31 Mk5 as its CAT I entry, or RG-31A2 as it’s known by the US Army. RG-31s are one of the lighter MRAP vehicles on the roster, with a combat weight of about 18,500 pounds, as opposed to the Cougar 4×4’s weight of 31,000 pounds empty. The RG31 MK3 4×4 Mine Protected APC is built from an all-steel welded armor monocoque hull; dismounting is provided via a large rear door for rapid exits and 2 front doors. The RG31A2 is the latest version of the “Charger,” as the Americans call it, delivering a significant increase in power and payload to meet emerging requirements. Many RG-31s are currently used by the US Army and US Marine Corps as pathfinder vehicles that take lead convoy roles, or act as specialty vehicles for Explosives Ordnance Disposal teams.The US 101st Airborne uses these vehicles the same way the Canadians do, as proven blast-resistant patrol vehicles whose protection level, mobility and multiple firing ports make them small but formidable opponents. Army records show that at the height of fierce fighting in Afghanistan last summer, more than a quarter of the RG-31 fleet were in the shop with maintenance problems. The vehicles had a series of electrical and software glitches, many relating to the roof-mounted remote-controlled machine-gun [DID: the Kongsberg Protector M151 RWS, also used on US Stryker vehicles]. Nyala maintenance logs, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act, show the vehicles arrived with a series of minor defects. Records show that between mid-June and mid-July last year, 13 of the 50 Nyalas – some with as few as 550 km on them – were deemed “non-mission capable” by the army. The ratio has since improved, with only one or two of the current complement of 75 RG-31s down for maintenance at any time.”

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A Vapor Degreasing Solvent for Cleaning Prior to Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection By Jeffrey J. Beard, Petroferm Inc.


Cleaning metal components in a vapor degreasing process prior to fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) is critical. One commonly used method which is both simple and effective is vapor degreasing with trichloroethylene (TCE). However, there are toxicity concerns associated with TCE and permits (local and state) are required to use this solvent since it is classified as a suspected carcinogen and as a hazardous air pollutant (HAP). A manufacturer of precision castings employing TCE in a vapor degreasing cleaning process prior to their FPI process began a search for a replacement solvent. A number of “drop in” alternatives were considered. A binary azeotrope of n-propyl bromide and isopropyl alcohol was found to give equivalent or better indication results than TCE.The most dramatic improvement was found in Level 3 (high sensitivity) inspection. Other benefits of this alternative solvent included: 1) broad compatibility with metallic alloys; 2) non-flammable, 3) non-carcinogenic and 4) non-hazardous vapor degreasing solvent which is comprised of SNAP (Significant New Alternative Program) approved materials.


The fluorescent penetrant process employs a series of process chemicals: penetrant, cleaning solutions to remove penetrant, and developer powders; which are used for inspecting metal parts to detect cracks or other metal imperfections that could cause failures. This FPI process is sometimes referred to as non-destructive testing (NDT) as it allows for inspecting the part using non-invasive methods. Both the aerospace and automotive industries view this particular inspection process as critical for high reliability components since failures could lead to catastrophic results. The purpose of the vapor degreasing process prior to FPI is to remove all metalworking fluids (coolants, sludge and oils) and debris embedded in the pores, cracks, or voids within the component that would prevent the penetrant from entering the defect. If the penetrant is blocked from entering the defect area that area will go undetected giving a false indication that no defect exists. In addition to TCE vapor degreasing prior to FPI, a number of other cleaning processes have been used to prepare components for inspection including: • Manual cleaning using petroleum-based solvents such as acetone, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), toluene and mineral spirits • Vapor degreasing with hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs); other chlorinated solvents such as perchloroethylene (PERC) and methylene chloride (MC) • Aqueous cleaning processes

The purpose of this investigation was to identify a suitable alternative to TCE prior to a fluorescent inspection process. Criteria for success was based on finding a solvent that 1) perform as well as if not better than TCE, 2) could be used in the same vapor degreasing equipment, 3) offer improvements over TCE from an environmental, health, and safety standpoint.

Test Component Preparation

The cleaning process for metal components at this manufacturer employs a typical two sump vapor degreaser in a standard, three-stage vapor degreasing process with TCE as the solvent. The cleaned components are inspected immediately after degreasing using the FPI process. Upon passing inspection, the components are further processed into the final product. For this study, a series of four cleaning tests were completed over a 6-month period at an off-site location. For each test run, the ability to clean a sample size of at least 200 components was evaluated. Each test component was produced in-house to best emulate the customer’s conditions and requirements, including saturation in cutting oils and metal fines as a result of the normal manufacturing process. Each test component was then stacked and racked in baskets used in the current degreasing process. The test components, once cleaned, were then inspected by the customer using the current FPI process.All of the test components were subjected to the same pass/fail rating as TCE-cleaned parts.

Cleaning Product under Evaluation

The binary azeotrope of n-propyl bromide and isopropyl alcohol was extensively investigated in this study. This product effectively removes oils, greases and particulates. It has broad compatibility with metallic alloys and some plastics. A2Z METALWORKER

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Since the customer’s internal rejection criteria is proprietary, no specific test results are available for this paper. However, the customer did verify that the test results from the n-propyl bromide and isopropyl alcohol binary azeotrope cleaning trials demonstrated that it was indeed a suitable replacement for TCE in the fluorescent inspection process. Furthermore, this alternative to TCE, allowed for more consistent detection of component flaws in Level 3 (high sensitivity) inspection.


The primary goal of this evaluation was to identify an alternative vapor degreasing solvent that performed as well as trichloroethylene in the cleaning process prior to a fluorescent inspection process. Of equal importance was the identification of a solvent that offered improvements from environmental, health and safety standpoint when compared to TCE.

A binary azeotrope of n-propyl bromide and isopropyl alcohol was found to give equivalent or better indication results than TCE. The most dramatic improvement was found in Level 3 (high sensitivity) inspection. Other benefits of this alternative solvent included: 1) broad compatibility with metallic alloys; 2) non-flammable, 3) non-carcinogenic and 4) non-hazardous vapor degreasing solvent which is comprised of SNAP (Significant New Alternative Program) approved materials.

About the Author

Jeff has served the specialty chemical business for 23 years. During that time, he has worked extensively with aerospace, automotive, electronics and medical customers worldwide to assist them replacing hazardous chemicals used in their cleaning processes or to improve their existing vapor degreasing, aqueous, or solvent cleaning processes. For more information please call 317-371-8899 or visit A2Z METALWORKER

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Pentagon Will Back Defense Mergers Outside Top Five Companies, Carter Says The U.S. Defense Department welcomes mergers among U.S. defense companies provided they don’t involve the top five or six suppliers acquiring each other, the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer said. “We expect industry to make adjustments” to a slowdown in U.S. defense spending, Ashton Carter, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, said. Still, the Pentagon will not approve transactions that lead to consolidation of the major defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin Corp., Boeing Co., Raytheon Co., Northrop Grumman Corp., or General Dynamics Corp., Carter said in an interview in New York.

time and that’s good,” Carter said. Those transactions “could be in the interest of economic efficiency” and the Pentagon would welcome them, he said. Small- and medium-sized companies are “centrally important in a healthy industrial base,” he said. “Perhaps two-thirds to three-fourths of every dollar we award at the prime level is spent for subcontracting goods and services at the so-called lower tier of the industry,” Carter said. “Their health and performance are critical to us.” The current structure of the U.S. defense industry was shaped in 1993 when then-Defense Secretary Les Aspin told company executives the Pentagon could not sustain several suppliers in each sector and encouraged them to merge in order to better utilize capacity.

The growth of the base U.S. defense budget through 2016 is forecast to average no more than the rate of inflation as Defense Secretary Robert Gates works to trim costs. Overall defense spending, including war expenses, has risen 72 percent between 2000 and 2008.

The Defense Department today is “down to about five or six very large prime contractors who bid on many, many of our jobs and, in the interest of competition, we are not interested in seeing further consolidation and reduction in that number,” Carter said in the interview. “But with that exception just about everything else is on the table.”

Gates has targeted $78 billion in cuts through 2016 for federal deficit reduction and another $100 billion in efficiencies savings, two-thirds of which will be shifted to weapons accounts, Carter said.

‘Not Desperate’ Chief executive officers of the top two U.S. defense companies have said they don’t foresee consolidations similar to the 1990s.

‘Economic Efficiency’ As a result, there will be consolidation and spinoffs, Carter said.“There are small businesses, there are parts suppliers which may grow in this

Lockheed, the world’s largest defense contractor, is under no pressure to make up for a projected slowdown in U.S. military spending through acquisitions, Chief Executive Officer Robert Stevens said.


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“We are ambitious and we will continue to look” for acquisitions “but we are not desperate,” Stevens said in an interview with Bloomberg News in Washington. Northrop Shipbuilding The Pentagon asks for “transparency” in all mergers and spinoffs to ensure that “the spun-out entity is going to continue to serve the department in the long-term way,” Carter said. Northrop Grumman, which is looking to spin off its shipbuilding business, is talking with the U.S. Navy to ensure the standalone unit has sufficient financial backing, two people familiar with the talks said in December. Los Angeles-based Northrop is the Navy’s largest shipbuilder. In addition to Carter’s speech, the Pentagon has launched a review of defense suppliers that “will go sector-by-sector, and tier-by-tier, to assemble a long-term picture” of what policies will help the department fulfill its requirements, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said. ‘Pretty Good Pace’ Aerospace and defense industry acquisitions are “growing at a pretty good pace,” said Stuart McCutchan, editor of Defense Mergers and Acquisitions. He said he expects 2011 “to be a big year.” Defense companies of all sizes completed 255 transactions totaling about $24 billion last year, the most since 2007, when the industry completed 362 deals valued at $43.4 billion, according to data compiled

by McCutchan. The high point was deals valued at $65.9 billion in 1999 as the industry responded to the Clinton administration’s direction that major consolidation was necessary as post-ColdWar defense budgets dropped. “My guess is that Mr. Carter is trying to get in front of any prospective surge in consolidation activity,” McCutchan said. “What the Pentagon fears most is financial instability caused by imprudent activity” that leaves less corporate money for expenditures on research and development and equipment, he said. ‘What We Welcome’ Carter, in a telephone interview, said “this is a policy discussion of what it is we welcome and don’t welcome. We would like to be part of a dialogue that shapes the kind of change industry undergoes, not as part of a regulatory process.” “That’s the reason to raise it now, before there are a whole lot of these transactions and we are reacting to them one by one,” he said. “We will deal with them case-by-case as they come along, but what’s important is that, as people contemplate such transactions, they have some understanding of what the department outlook is,” Carter said. Carter reiterated that companies must be transparent in their dealings so the Pentagon will “understand the full implications of a proposed transaction will require us to look into the whole financial details of it.” “We are working well with Northrop Grumman in that regard.”

Arizona’s Competitiveness Package As the strongest voice for Arizona’s high-technology industry, the Public Policy Committee of the Arizona Technology Council announced its strong support for the Arizona Competitive Package. The Council has been a key resource to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, the Arizona State Legislature and the proposed Arizona Commerce Authority in defining the components of the Arizona Competitiveness Package. 

With the release of this comprehensive legislative proposal, the Governor, Senate President and House Speaker have outlined what will truly be a great future for the state. The Arizona Competitiveness Package embraces high technology industries as the engine that will drive our state for the next thirty years. Small business entrepreneurs will be rewarded for the jobs they create and the state will be provided with the resources it needs to dedicate to the education of our children.
“This is one of the most important pieces of business climate-related legislation that has ever come our way,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “We’re grateful that the governor and Don Cardon, president & CEO of the proposed Arizona Commerce Authority, have the creativity and courage to work with the business community during this difficult time to do something bold and forward thinking for the state. We believe that its passage will have the effect of healing Arizona’s economy, creating the best jobs for Arizonans and attracting new businesses large and small.” 

Now, we need the help of our members and business friends to get this package through the legislative process. Please contact your state legislators now


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and urge them to pass the Arizona Competitiveness Package. Contact them by phone, email or fax. They need to hear from you. If you need help identifying who represents you in your district (home and work), please contact one of us listed below. Thanks for your part in making milestone a reality. A summary of the proposed legislation is below: 

Arizona Commerce Authority 
Repeals the Department of Commerce and creates the new Arizona Commerce Authority. This will have the effect of eliminating waste in government and creating a private sector entity made up of 17 top CEO’s in the state. Arizona’s State Speaker and Senate President will be ex officio members. 
Corporate Income Tax 
Reduces the corporate income tax rate from 6.97% to below 4.9%, between FY 2014 and FY 2017. The reduction is to occur in equal increments over a four-year period. 

100% Sales Factor 
Increases the electable sales factor for multi-state corporations from 80% to 100% between FY 2014 and FY 2017. The increase is to occur in equal increments over a four-year period. A corporation that conducts business both in-state and out-of-state must apportion its income from business activity based on the ratio of property, payroll, and sales in Arizona compared to the corporation’s property, payroll, and sales everywhere. 
R&D Tax Credit Enhancement 
Increases the credit by 10% if qualified expenditures are made through a public or private Arizona university. 

Angel Tax Credit/Capital Gains 
Increases the eligibility criteria for the Angel Investment Tax Credit for a qualified small business from $2 million to $10 million in total assets. Eliminates the capital gains

tax on income derived from investments in qualified small businesses that have been certified by the Arizona Commerce Authority. Accelerated Depreciation - Accelerates depreciation schedules for prospective acquisitions of commercial personal property initially placed on the tax rolls on or after 2012. Personal Property Exemption - Increases the exemption on personal property from the current $67,000 in TaxYear 2010 to $79,000 in TaxYear 2011 by using the Employment Cost Index (ECI) rather than the Gross Domestic Product Implicit Price Deflator (GDP IPD). Commercial Property
Reduces the commercial property assessment ratio to 18%. Increase in the Homeowners Rebate to offset change in the assessment ratio.

Job Training Program 
Reauthorizes the existing job training program, a job-specific reimbursable grant program that provides training plans for employers creating new jobs or increasing the skill and wage levels of current employees. 

 Quality Job Tax Credit 
A tax credit replacing Arizona’s expiring Enterprise Zone program with a new Quality Job Income Tax Credit. Each eligible job qualifies for a $3,000/year credit for three years, with a cap of 400 jobs per employer each year. The total program cap is $30 million a year, and $90 million for three years.

Arizona Competes Fund
This has also been labeled the “Deal Closing Fund.” To qualify, a company will need to achieve certain performance measures, average employees’ wages above the county’s average wage, and other requirements similar to the existing Job Training program. The Arizona Competes Fund will generate dollars for investment

in business projects that stimulate and promote industries that provide stable, high-wage jobs. The program will be funded through increases in corporate income tax withholding, and capped at $20 million.

Decreasing Capital Gains for Individuals 
Proposal for decreasing long term capital gains (investments held longer than a year). 

 “If passed, this legislation will be especially impactful to the overall business climate in Arizona by improving the state’s job climate and stimulating economic recovery,” said Steve Phillips, chairman of the Arizona Technology Council and Avnet, Inc. CIO. “We cannot afford to continue to have companies invest and grow elsewhere because our business climate remains uncompetitive. The time is right for reform now.” 

 The Public Policy Committee of the Arizona Technology Council focuses on issues and initiatives that accelerate technology-related public policy, and legislation in Arizona affecting the growth and development of the technology industry. These include technology commercialization and development; workforce development; supplychain development; and capital formation.The committee, along with Council staff professionals, work with legislators, elected officials and policymakers at all levels of government, to educate them on the value and promise of the technology industry. 
For more information please contact Arizona Technology Council President and CEO, Steven G. Zylstra, at szylstra@aztechcouncil. org or Ken Quartermain with Public Policy Partners at (602) 200-6777.

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Honeywell to Sell Its Consumer Products Group Business to Rank Group Limited for $950 Million Honeywell announced that Rank Group, a private investment company, will acquire its automotive Consumer Products Group (CPG) business in a cash transaction valued at approximately $950 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2011. Upon regulatory approval, the company expects to account for CPG as Discontinued Operations. The company’s 2011 EPS guidance excludes the anticipated book gain on the sale of CPG, which it expects to utilize for repositioning and other actions. The benefits of these actions, together with the deployment of divestiture proceeds, are expected to more than offset lost CPG earnings beyond 2011. The CPG business, which is headquartered in Danbury, CT and has more than 2,000 employees, includes four leading consumer automotive brands: FRAM® filters, Prestone® antifreeze, Autolite® spark plugs, and Holts® car care products. Currently reported within Honeywell’s Transportation Systems segment, the CPG business had 2010 sales of approximately $1 billion. Following the divestiture of CPG, Transportation Systems, which includes Honeywell’s global turbocharger and braking businesses, will continue to operate as one of Honeywell’s reported business segments.

macro trends of increased fuel economy and lower emission requirements around the world. Smart deployment of CPG sale proceeds, combined with the strong growth outlook forTransportation Systems, will deliver terrific long-term value to our customers and shareholders.”

UAE to sign $7bln U.S. missile deal in spring The United Arab Emirates will finalize an estimated $7 billion deal to buy an advanced missile defense system from Lockheed Martin this spring, the first such export by the U.S. firm, a Lockheed official said recently.

Rank Group is a New Zealand-based private company which invests across a variety of industries and aims to build and grow leading global businesses, including Reynolds Group Holdings, one of the largest packaging companies in the world.

The UAE has been negotiating the acquisition of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, since late 2008 when the U.S. defense department announced the proposed sale.

Dave Cote, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell, said “We are pleased to announce the sale of CPG to Rank Group. While CPG is a good business, it doesn’t fit with our portfolio of differentiated, global technologies. We are confident that Rank Group, with its proven track record of investing in and building established franchises, will be a good home for CPG’s consumer brands, customers, and employees.We’re committed to ourTransportation Systems segment and are confident in our leading technology position in the global turbocharger business, aligned with the favorable

“We are very close to finalizing documentation necessary to have a successful program for the UAE.This spring, the U.S. government will make an announcement,” Dennis Cavin, vice president, International Air & Missile Defense Strategic Initiatives for


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Lockheed Martin told Reuters at a defense expo. The deal was negotiated between the U.S. and the UAE governments d i r e c t ly. T h e U n i t e d S t a t e s government is expected to send a letter of agreement in the next few months, the Lockheed official said, after which the UAE could start negotiations with contractors on production schedules. U.S. defense major Raytheon will support Lockheed in providing logistics and sustainment services. UAE defense officials declined to comment on the deal. But sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday the deal was in its final stages and could be sealed soon. Thaad is a key element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) designed to defend troops, allied forces, population centers and critical infrastructure. The weapon system is fully integrated, comprising five major components - launchers, interceptors, a radar, Thaad fire control and communications and specific support equipment. In late 2008, the UAE closed a deal with Lockheed Martin to buy advanced Patriot anti-missile systems. The UAE has started receiving the PAC-3, a Lockheed spokeswoman said without elaborating. The International Defense Exhibition &Conference (IDEX), the region’s largest military expo, opened on Sunday in the capital of the United Arab Emirates with some 1060 companies participating.

Samuel, Son & Co. and Lynndale Stainless Support Aerospace Fundraiser!

Aerospace Day 2010, and it included a paper airplane contest.The students of the Rudy G. Bologna Elementary School in Chandler, AZ. won the contest. Rosanne Brunella, President and Founder of Moutain Rep invites you to join her at the ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating Dr. Samuel “Harry” Robertson as the recipient of the 2010 Aerospace Industry Recognition (AIR) Award. A section of the school library will be dedicated as the:“ROBERTSON AVIATION CENTER”. Mountain Rep wants to thank Samuel and Son as well as Lynndale Stainless for their donation of a stainless steel airplane model. . The celebration will be held on Wednesday March 16, 2011 at: Rudy G. Bologna Elementary School, 625 E. Frye Rd. Chandler, AZ from 10:00 a.m. RSVP (480) 899-1900/

Ellison Machinery Company Launches Internship Program Jason Floor, a senior at ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation, has been chosen as the first student to participate in the new internship program at Ellison Machinery Company. Established in an effort to strengthen the connection between industry and education – the program will provide Jason, and others, with the opportunity to put their classroom knowledge to work in the ‘real world’. A native Arizonan, Jason got his first exposure to the industry at EVIT, the East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa, AZ. The spark of interest ignited at EVIT set Jason on a course towards the degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology that he will be receiving in December 2011. In his new position Jason can look forward to time spent in several areas of the business, including application and training, but to start Jason has been keeping busy with the machines coming in and out of the active Ellison showroom. “When a new machine comes in, I help to get it installed and ready for demonstration,” explained Jason, ‘then, before long, I’m prepping it for shipment.’ “An internship program has always been a part of my vision for Ellison Machinery.” stated General Manager, Patrick Ellison. “Bridging the gap between classroom and machine shop encourages both to become more productive and ultimately strengthens the industry as a whole.” Ellison Machinery Company, in Tempe, AZ, is the leading machine tool distributor in Arizona, offering a full line of Haas and DMG/Mori Seiki CNC machine tools. For more information on the internship program, and the products and services the company provides call (480) 968-5335 or visit online at

Sales Person Wanted in Arizona Samuel, Son & Companies is seeking an experienced sales person (minimum 3 years) for its Arizona Operations. Knowledge of stainless steel and aluminum is desired. Interested candidates should call Jane Rousculp at 602721-0176 or email your resume to

Mountain Rep recently hosted a gala event in conjunction with: National A2Z METALWORKER

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NEW MACHINERY CHIP CUTTING Boring Mills Magnum Precision Mach_ 602-431-8300 Unique Machine & Tool___ 602-470-1911 CNC Mills

Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_ _____ 480-615-6353 CNC Machinery Sales_____ 602-244-1507 D & R Machinery_ ______ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5877 Elrod Machinery_ ______ 928-526-9032 Ganesh Machinery_ _____ 888-542-6374

TSM Machinery_______ 602-233-3757 CNC Drill/ Tapping Machines Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Methods West________ 602-437-2220 Savage Machine Tools_ __ 480-275-8630 Tornquist Machinery_ ___ 602-470-0334 CNC Punching Centers Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Mesa Mach Sales_ _____ 480-545-0275 CNC Swiss Turn Machines Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Ganesh Machinery_ _____ 888-542-6374

Magnum Precision Mach_ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Makino_ ___________ 602-228-0347 Methods West________ 602-437-2220 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 North-South Machinery___602-391-4696 Savage Machine Tools_ ___ 480-275-8630 Tornquist Machinery_ ___ 602-470-0334 Tornquist Machinery_ ___ 602-470-0334 EDM EDM Machines TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 CNC Lathes Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-710-1547 D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Makino_ __________ 602-228-0347 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Methods West________ 602-437-2220 Ganesh Machinery________888-542-6374 North-South Machinery_____602-391-4696

Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Methods West________ 602-437-2220 Muratec___________949-466-8255 Savage Machine Tools_ __ 480-275-8630 Tornquist Machinery_ ___ 602-470-0334 A2Z METALWORKER

Savage Machine Tools_ __ 480-275-8630 TSM Machinery_______ 602-233-3757 EDM Filtration Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-710-1547 Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901

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EDM: Dielectric Systems/ Filtration Ebbco Inc_________800-809-3901 Gauging Equipment Osborn Products______ 623-587-0335 Gear Machinery CNC Machinery Sales____602-244-1507 ELECTRICAL Equip Hookup & Disconnect Geiger Electric Co______623-773-1787 Lighting Geiger Electric Co______623-773-1787 Relocation: Electrical Geiger Electric Co______623-773-1787 Service Upgrades Geiger Electric Co______623-773-1787 ENGRAVING MACHINES Innovative Cutting Systems__480-557-7999 GRINDING Grinding Filtration Ebbco Inc_ _________800-809-3901 Grinding Machines ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_ ___ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5877 DCM Tech_ ________ 800-533-5339 Elrod Machinery_ ____ 928-526-9032 Hanna Tools & Machinery_702-873-6508 Magnum Precision Mach_ 602-431-8300 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904

Grinding Machines, Rotary Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech_ ________ 800-533-5339 Grinding Machines, Rotary Aircraft Brake DCM Tech_ ________ 800-533-5339 Grinding Machines, Tool Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_____ 480-775-6462 Tornquist Machinery_ __ 602-470-0334 Grinding Machines, Tool Punch & Die DCM Tech_ ________ 800-533-5339 Honing Machines Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach_ 602-431-8300 Magnetic Drills/Cutters ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Manual Lathes & Mills ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 CNC Machinery Sales___ 602-244-1507 D & R Machinery_____ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5877 North-South Machinery___ 602-391-4696 Elrod Machinery_ ____ 928-526-9032 Savage Machine Tools_ _ 480-275-8630 Ganesh Machinery_ _____ 888-542-6374 Tornquist Machinery_ __ 602-470-0334 Hanna Tools & Machinery_702-873-6508 Grinding Machines, OD/ID Magnum Precision Mach_ 602-431-8300 Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5877 S. L. Fusco, Inc.______ 480-753-5000 Magnum Precision Mach_ 602-431-8300 TSM Machinery______ 602-233-3757 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 Sawing Machines Savage Machine Tools_ _ 480-275-8630 ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330

8622 N. 78th Avenue Peoria, Arizona 85345

Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_____ 480-775-6462 Elrod Machinery_ ____ 928-526-9032 Hanna Tools & Machinery_702-873-6508 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Mesa Mach Sales_____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 Savage Machine Tools_ _ 480-275-8630 Saw Replacement Parts Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 Tapping Machines ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 Ultrasonic Cleaning Machines Pro- Ultrasonics_______ 602-938-0603 NEW MACH FABRICATION CO2/Fiber Lasers Innovative Cutting Systems_ 480-557-7999 CNC Punching Centers ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Magnum Precision Mach_ 602-431-8300 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Gantry Systems, CNC ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Iron Workers ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach_ 602-431-8300 Mesa Mach Sales_____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutting/Proc. Center ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5877 Gerome Mfg________ 520-622-8402 Mesa Mach Sales_____ 480-545-0275 Muratec__________ 949-466-8255

Office (623) 773-1787 Fax (623) 773-9882

S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Laser Marking Machines Innovative Cutting Systems_ 480-557-7999 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales_____ 480-545-0275 Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 Pipe & Tube Benders/ Notchers ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Plate Roll Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Press Brakes ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 Hanna Tools & Machinery_702-873-6508 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Magnum Precision Mach_ 602-431-8300 Mesa Mach Sales_____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Punch Presses Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery______480-968-5877 Hanna Tools & Machinery_ 702-873-6508 Shearing Machines ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Hanna Tools & Machinery_ 702-873-6508 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Magnum Precision Mach__602-431-8300 Turret Press Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc_ _________800-809-3901 WaterJet Cutting Systems Flow International_ ____480-830-0431 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696

Omax Corp.________ 800-838-0343 Waterjet Accessories KMT Waterjet Systems_ __800-826-9274 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074

Welding Equipment ACC Machinery_ ______602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 NEW MACH WOODCUTTING Unique Machine & Tool___ 602-470-1911 INSPECTION EQUIP Calibration Services Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 Southwest Metrology, Inc.____ 520-744-8510 Taylor Hobson Precision_ 480-286-6266 Washington Calibration___480-820-0506 CMM Probes Paul W. Marino Gages_ __ 800-528-9785 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462 Datum Inspection______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ____________ 480-889-9056 Paul W. Marino Gages_ __ 800-528-9785 Taylor Hobson Precision_ 480-286-6266 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 ATS Industrial Supply___ 602-276-7707 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ____________ 480-889-9056 Paul W. Marino Gages_ __ 800-528-9785 Profiles Tool & Engineering__ 480-894-1008 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______480-753-5000 Taylor Hobson Precision_ 480-286-6266 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Datum Inspection______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 Taylor Hobson Precision_ 480-286-6266 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Datum Inspection______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ____________ 480-889-9056 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 SPC Data Acquis.Equip. D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462

Datum Inspection______ 602-997-1340 Repair & Certification Southwest Metrology, Inc.____ 520-744-8510 Washington Calibration___ 480-820-0506 Video Measuring systems Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ____________ 480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated Systems Inc___ 928-649-9600 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery_ ______ 602-258-7330 CNC Machinery Sales____ 602-244-1507 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 Ganesh Machinery_ _____ 888-542-6374

Hanna Tools & Machinery_ 702-873-6508 Hoff-Hilk Auction Services_ 612-521-5500 Innovative Cutting Systems__480-557-7999 K D Capital_ ________ 480-922-1674 Methods West________602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment__ 602-455-8904 R. Jorgenson Company___ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales____ 602-368-8542 Savage Machine Tools_ __ 480-275-8630 TSM Machinery_______ 602-233-3757 ACCESSORIES

Elrod Machinery_ ______ 928-526-9032

Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Abrasives ATS Industrial Supply___ 602-276-7707 Barton Mines Co. ______951-676-7837 Hanna Tools & Machinery_ 702-873-6508 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Aqueous Degreasers Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-272-4770 Abrasive Systems KMT Waterjet Systems_ __ 800-826-9274

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Adhesives S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Air Compressors Airtek_ ___________ 480-966-5267 Air Drying Systems Airtek_ ___________ 480-966-5267 Air Filtration Equipment Innovative Cutting Systems__480-557-7999 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Band Saw/ Blades ATS Industrial Supply___ 602-276-7707 Echols Saw & Supply_ ___ 602-278-3918 Hanna Tools & Machinery_ 702-873-6508 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Bar Feeds Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Blast Abrasives Barton Mines Co. ______951-676-7837

Cabinets, Custom Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Chemicals: Ultrasonic Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-272-4770 Chip Management Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Chip Removal Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Chuck Jaws Abbott Workholding _ ___800-528-6459 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Chucks Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Elrod Machinery_ _____928-526-9032 Industrial Workholding___714--935-9686 InnovativeTool Sales_ ___ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Cleaners: Ultrasonic Pro- Ultrasonics_______602-938-0603 Cleaning Compounds Galaxy Associates, Inc.___ 480-393-3218 CompressedAir Piping Systems Airtek_ ___________ 480-966-5267 Total Filtration Services___ 800-224-4244

CompositeTubing Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 Coolant Systems Blaser______________801-722-4095 DCM Tech_ _________ 800-533-5339 Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) ATS Industrial Supply___ 602-276-7707 Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_ _____ 800-894-7773 ChemStation________ 623-435-1945 Echols Saw & Supply____ 602-278-3918 Galaxy Associates, Inc.___ 480-393-3218 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Tools Horn USA_ ________ 602-315-5258 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 NTK Cutting Tools._ ___ 602-315-5258 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Sumitomo Electric____ 602-315-5258 Deburring Equipment S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000

Russ Hilk Vice President

123 26th Avenue N Minneapolis, MN 55411 email: A2Z METALWORKER

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612.521. 5500 Fax: 612.521.9358

Die-Buttons, Die Springs Tipco Punch________513-874-9140 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery______480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_ ____ 480-775-6462 Elrod Machinery_ ____ 928-526-9032 Lone Arrow_ ________480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach__602-431-8300 Dust Collectors Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Factory Automation and Logistics Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 Filtration Equip. Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_ ____ 800-894-7773 Ebbco Inc_ _________800-809-3901 Hangsterfer’s________800-433-LUBE Qualichem, Inc.______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_ ____ 800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services___800-224-4244 EDM Materials & Supplies Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_ ____ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery_ ____ 480-775-6462


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755 East Debra Lane Anaheim, CA. 92805 Office: (714) 780-0730 Fax: (714) 780-0735

Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-710-1547 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance acc's___ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Qualichem Inc________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-710-1547 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance _ ____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Filtration -Grind Wheels & Belts S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Hammers Abbott Workholding _ ___ 800-528-6459 Laser Accessories Canyon State Oil_ _____ 800-894-7773 Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil_ _____ 800-894-7773 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 800-433-LUBE Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories Industrial Workholding___714--935-9686 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_________ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery_________ 480-775-6462 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 800-433-LUBE Production Tool Co________ 800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc__________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_________ 800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717

Petroferm Inc.________ 317-272-4770 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-272-4770 Spindles Setco-Pope Spindles_ ______866-362-0699 Steel Service Center Ryerson _____________602-455-3374 Subplates Stevens Engineering_______800-635-0657 Toolholders- Teknics Unique Machine_________ 602-470-1911 Tooling Columns Abbott Workholding _______800-528-6459 Vacuum Pumps &Workholding Airtek_ _____________480-966-5267 Industrial Workholding_ ___ 714--935-9686 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Production Tool Co________800-266-3253 Vises and Vise Jaws Arizona CNC Equip________480-615-6353 Elrod Machinery_________928-526-9032 Industrial Workholding_ ___ 714--935-9686 Waterjet Abrasives Barton Mines Co. _____ 951-676-7837 KMT Waterjet Systems_ __800-826-9274 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Waterjet Replacement Parts Barton Mines Co. _____ 951-676-7837 KMT Waterjet Systems_ __800-826-9274 Work Holding Abbott Workholding ___ 800-528-6459 ATS Industrial Supply___ 602-276-7707 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5877 Kurt Manufacturing Co._ 602-315-5258 Industrial Workholding__ 714--935-9686 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Schunk_ _________ 602-315-5258

Magnetic Particle Ins Equip. DCM Tech_ ___________800-533-5339 Metal Finishing Chemicals Galaxy Associates, Inc.______ 480-393-3218 Mist Collectors Production Tool Co________800-266-3253 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Pallet Systems Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_________480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery_ _______480-968-5877 Parts Washing Equipment Blaser______________801-722-4095 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 800-433-LUBE Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Production Tool Co________800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc__________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_________800-367-9966 Punches Tipco Punch___________513-874-9140 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_________800-894-7773 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 800-433-LUBE Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-272-4770 Qualichem, Inc__________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_________800-367-9966 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Petroferm Inc.________ 317-272-4770 Solvents:Hand Wipe FIXTURING Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Industrial Workholding__ 714--935-9686

Stevens Engineering_ ___800-635-0657 Fixturing Designs Stevens Engineering_ ___800-635-0657 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys_____ 860-289-3820 Horizon Carbide Tool___ 480-968-0957 Mountain Rep_______ 480-899-1900 Western States Metals_ _ 801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys_____860-289-3820 Aluminum AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply_____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_ ____ 877-977-6061 Fry Steel Company____ 800-423-6651 MarZee Inc.________ 602-269-5801 Phoenix Metal Trading__ 602-257-4660 Ryerson __________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel_______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company__ 602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_ ____ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 Armor:Commercial Temtco Steel_________480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Temtco Steel_________480-389-2883


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Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Brass AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_ _____ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company_ ____ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990

Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 Bronze Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 Carbon AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Fry Steel Company_ ____ 800-423-6651 An ISO 9001 Company

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


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Mobile: 480‐320‐0308 

Cast Iron Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 Castings, Investment Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 Ceramics MarZee Inc._________ 602-269-5801 Davia Water Jet_______ 602-442-4452 Chrome Rod Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Cobalt United Performance Metals__ 888-282-3292 Copper Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_ _____ 877-977-6061 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Extrusions TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Lead Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500

Material Sales Samuel, Son & Co._ ____ 800-631-9765 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ ___ 800-237-2888 Metals Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Arizona Tool Steel LLC_ ___480-784-1600 Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ _________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals_ ________602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_ ______877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply_______602-454-1500 Ryerson ___________ 602-455-3374

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Samuel, Son & Co._ ____800-631-9765 State Industrial Pro_____ 602-275-0990 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel________ 623-936-3325 Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Tube Service Company_ __ 602-267-9865 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals__ 888-282-3292 Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys_ _ 800-337-3766 Arizona Tool Steel LLC_ __ 480-784-1600 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_ _____ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____800-631-9765 Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel________ 623-936-3325 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 Metals-Strip, Wire & Bar TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 Mold Steel Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 Arizona Tool Steel LLC_ __ 480-784-1600 New & used Metals Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660

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Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager

Phone: 951.324.3221 Cell:


Orders: 800.741.7756

E-mail: Six Warren Street | Glens Falls, NY 12801 |

Nickel Alloys Apache Steel Company___602-323-2200 Arizona Steel LLC______ 480-784-1600 Fry Steel Company_ ____ 800-423-6651 MarZee Inc._________ 602-269-5801 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 Ulbrich of California_ ___ 800-237-2888 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Plate: Wear and Structural Temtco Steel_________480-389-2883 Pre-Honed Tube Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 Recyclable Metals Consolidated Resources Inc._ 623-931-5009 Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 Southwest Metals______623-435-2986 Recycling: Carbide Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 Rubber MarZee Inc.________ 602-269-5801 Scrap Metal Recycling Barry Metals Company__ 602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc._ 623-931-5009 Phoenix Metal Trading__ 602-257-4660 Southwest Metals_____ 623-435-2986

Stainless Steel Apache Steel Company__ 602-323-2200 Arizona Tool Steel LLC_ _ 480-784-1600 AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply_____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_ ____ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Davia Water Jet _ ____ 602-442-4452 Fry Steel Company____ 800-423-6651 MarZee Inc.________ 602-269-5801 Ryerson __________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Tube Service Company_ __ 602-267-9865 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Steel Advanced Metal Sales___623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company__ 602-323-2200 Arizona Tool Steel LLC_ _ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Davia Water Jet _ ____ 602-442-4452 Fry Steel Company____ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply_____ 602-454-1500 MarZee Inc.________ 602-269-5801

Ryerson __________ 602-455-3374 Temtco Steel_________480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel_______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company__ 602-267-9865 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Steel Coil-sheet Ind. Metal Supply______602-454-1500 Ryerson __________ 602-455-3374 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Steel Service Centers Advanced Metal Sales___623-434-8343 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 Structurals Ind. Metal Supply______602-454-1500 Titanium Aerodyne Alloys_______800-237-2888 MarZee Inc._________602-269-5801 Mountain Rep________480-899-1900 Ulbrich of California_ ___800-237-2888 Tubing Ind. Metal Supply______602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 Tube Service Company_ __602-267-9865 TOOLING Cutting Tools Helical Solutions_ _____866-543-5422 Micro 100__________480-495-1454 Boring Bars B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 Criterion__________ 602-315-5258 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Micro 100__________480-495-1454


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Doug Klein, ASQ CQE

3021 St Lane 5730S.E.35th Leith Phoenix, AZAZ 85034 Scottsdale, 85254 480-626-8131 Fax 480-626-2101

Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Elrod Machinery_ ____ 928-526-9032 Helical Solutions_ _____866-543-5422 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______480-753-5000 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Form Tools CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Tombstones/Subplates Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 B & T Tool & Engineering_ 602-267-1481 Stevens Engineering_ ___ 800-635-0657 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Inserts, Indexable Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 Horizon Carbide Tool___ 480-968-0957 PROG. SYSTEMS Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 CAD/CAM Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Inserts, PCD/CBN Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Delcam_ __________ 877 335 2261 Loose Abrasive Grains S. L. Fusco, Inc.______ 480-753-5000 DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Reamers & Drills, PCD Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 Thread Mills CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Software, Inv. Control Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Delcam_ __________ 877 335 2261 Tooling Columns Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5877 End Mills Software,Lean/6 Sigma CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Tooling Systems 4 Sight Technologies_ ___ 480-922-6484 Ellison Machinery______480-968-5877 Global EDM Supply_____480-836-8330 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment BC Tool Grinding_______ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 Carbide BC Tool Grinding_______ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Elrod Machinery_ _____928-526-9032 Helical Solutions_ _____866-543-5422 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Magnum Precision Mach__602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______480-753-5000 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 Diamond Coated End Mills CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Drills CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 BC Tool Grinding_______ 602-252-3507 Elrod Machinery_ _____928-526-9032 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment__602-455-8904


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Software, NC Programming Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Delcam_ __________877 335 2261 Ellison Machinery______480-968-5877 Elrod Machinery_ _____928-526-9032 Feature Cam_ _______602-502-9654 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 Software, Servicing DDi (Solidworks)_ _____602-241-0900 Delcam_ __________877 335 2261 Elrod Machinery_ _____928-526-9032 Feature Cam_ _______602-502-9654 Osprey Technologies_ ___480-755-0445 TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 Tooling Systems Global EDM Supply_____480-836-8330 REPAIR/DESIGN Machine Tool Design/ Engineering DDi (Solidworks)_ _____602-241-0900 Ellison Machinery______480-968-5877 Machine Tool Rebuilding A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___602-550-1339 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 AMTS____________602-397-4008 CNC Machinery Sales____ 602-244-1507


30 Years Experience

Rob Schwister

Relationship Manager 480.905.2407

MIKE SMITH 602-397-4008

MACHINERY REPAIR EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 Mold Repairs PARTS Arizona Machine Tool Service, AMTS Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 ________ 520-397-0436 B&B Tool._ Opening a new chapter in my life, after 30 years, 22 in Arizona as Machinery Sales Belts Setco-Pope Spindles_____ 866-362-0699 Stamping Repairs Co. Senior Service Engineer, servicing Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Hardinge, Okamoto, All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 and many others, CNC and Manual Machine Tools, I will continue to provide service The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 B&B Tool._ ________ 520-397-0436 and repair to Arizona, Bearings(Precision) Machine Retrofitting/CNC Thank you Prev. Maint Programs All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Mike Smith Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Metric O-Rings AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Switches (Proximity, Limit) CNC Machinery Sales____ 602-244-1507 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 D & R Machinery_ _____480-775-6462 Valves (Hydraulic, Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Ellison Machinery______480-968-5877 Pneumatic) Machinery Moving Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 SERVICES Machine Repair Parts/Filters Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Appraisers/Liquidators Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Hoff-Hilk Auction Services_ 612-521-5500 Repair -Hydraulic Maint/Repair Services Banks A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Alerus Bank & Trust______480-905-2407 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Road Machinery_________520-623-8681 Bank of Arizona________480-642-2876 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 Business Consulting AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 BMSC_ ___________ 480-445-9400 Repair - Portable Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 O’Donnell & Assoc._ ____ 602-843-8018 D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462 A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Cash Flow Management Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 Bank of Arizona_______ 480-642-2876 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990 Cleaning Services: Industrial Spindle Rebuilding The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 Setco-Pope Spindles_____ 866-362-0699 OpenWorks__________602-909-1167

Cleaning Serv. Clean Room OpenWorks__________602-909-1167 Consulting 4 Sight Technologies_ ___ 480-922-6484 BMSC_ ____________480-445-9400 Advanced Custom Screens_ 800-992-7936 Arizona MEP__________ 480-874-9100 Quality Advisory Services___ 602-910-1510 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Contract Inspection Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Contract Programming Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 CNC Training Adams Machinery_______480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877


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Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Manufacturers Rep Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 Trepanning Specialties_ ___ 562-633-8110 Michael Manning K-zell Metals, Inc._ ____ 602-232-5882 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-4426 phone :: (714) 713-0006 cell Pro-Salez_ ________ 480-773-3239 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Jet Products_________ 623-869-6749 Mechanical System Design Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 Design Services DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Mexican Shelter Programs Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Mountain Rep________480-899-1900 Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 Online Machine Auctions Trish Mooney Hoff-Hilk Auction Services_ 612-521-5500 Employment 2233 S. 15thServices Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-4426 phone :: (623) 414-7835 cell Rigging/Machinery Moving ResourceMFG_ ________480-961-1555 IRH _ _ ___________ 800-334-2409 Engineering Services Quality Consulting: MisAdvanced Coord. Tech _ ___623-780-4137 sion Assurance Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Niagara Testing West_ _____ 480-968-2315 Niagara Testing West_ _____ 480-968-2315 Retirement Planning Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 Country Financial______ 602-321-3232 Financial Services Rich Crouse Recycling Alerus Bank & Trust_____ 480-905-2407 Barry Metals__________ 602-484-7186 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 Arizona Bank &(602) Trust____ 480-844-4562 252-4426 phone :: (623) 533-0519 cell Bank of Arizona_______ 480-642-2876 Consolidated Resources Inc._ 623-931-5009 Country Financial______ 602-321-3232 MMR,LLC____________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading_ ___ 602-257-4660 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Reverse Engineering O’Donnell & Assoc._____ 602-843-8018 Advanced Coordinate Tech__623-780-4137 SBG Capital_________ 480-897-4988 Copperstar Engineering_ _928-778-7513 Heavyhaul Datum Inspection ____ 602-997-1340 IRH _____________Chendo 800-334-2409 Rivera Klontech Measure Sol____480-626-8131 Insurance Services 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 (602) 252-4426 phone602-321-3232 :: (623) 224-1772 cell Country Financial______ Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 HUB Intl___________ 602-749-4190 Rigging Leavitt Group ________ 602-264-0566 IRH _ _ ___________ 800-334-2409 International Trade Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 Schools, Custom Training DDi (Solidworks)______602-241-0900 IT/ Network Support Gartman Technical Services__ 602-788-8121 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5877 Jet Products_________623-869-6749 Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust_____ 480-905-2407 Osprey Technologies______480-755-0445 Arizona Bank & Trust____ 480-844-4562 Quality Advisory Services___ 602-910-1510 Services: UT/Networks Bank of Arizona________480-642-2876 Support Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5877 Shop Floor Automations_ ___ 877-611-5825 O’Donnell & Assoc._____ 602-843-8018 Supplier Auditing Lean Manufacturing 4 Sight Technologies_ ____480-922-6484 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Arizona MEP__________ 480-874-9100 Systems Integration BMSC_ ____________480-445-9400 Arizona CIMTECH_ ______480-834-4404 Niagara Testing West_ _____ 480-968-2315 Ellison Machinery_______480-968-5877 A2Z METALWORKER

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ASSEMBLY CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 CGS Technologies_ ______ 623-869-0600 Foresight Technologies_ ___ 480-967-0080 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ __ 520-889-8325 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 Seal Methods_ ________ 800-423-4777 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Cable/Harness Assembly Bar-S Machine_ ______ 928-636-2115 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 Clean Room Assembly Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 L&W Fluid_________ 602-323-2560 Electrical Assembly (UL508A) Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Large/X-Large Assembly Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ __520-293-3819 BENDING Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343

Harco Metal Products_____480-829-0450 May Foundry & Machine__ 801-531-8931 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Castings: Repair Precision Casting Repair_ __ 800-622-2404 BONDING Diffusion CLEANING Vacco Industries________ 626-443-7121 A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 COATING BRAZING Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 CAD Enterprises_________ 602-278-4407 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Precision Casting Repair_ __ 800-622-2404 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____602-275-3117 BROACHING CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Apache consolidate, Inc_____ 623-934-7144 LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 Ayers Gear & Mach_ ______ 623-934-6913 Louie's Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 Lewis Aerospace_________ 623-581-0764 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 CASTINGS AATC____________602-268-1467 Perma-Finish_ ________ 602-278-1733 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 May Foundry & Machine___ 801-531-8931 Precision Powdercoat_ ____ 480-894-5224 Castings: Prototype AATC____________602-268-1467 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 Coating: Black Oxide May Foundry & Machine___ 801-531-8931 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Castings: Production AATC____________602-268-1467 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____602-275-3117

Louie's Black Oxide_______ 602-257-0530 Coating: Chem Film AP Industrial _ _________ 480-968-1947 Certified Inspection Service____602-267-0661 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries______ _480-968-1930 Jet Products_ __________ 623-869-6749 METCO Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-276-4120 LA Specialties_ _________ 602-269-7612 Lynch Brothers Mfg_ ______ 602-267-7575 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting_ _ 602-256-0260 Treffers Precision_ _______ 602-744-2636 LAI Southwest__________602-304-1160 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 The Metal Man_ ________ 800-448-9448 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies_ _____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products_ __________ 623-869-6749 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting_ _ 602-256-0260


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Karen Brown


Office (480) 940-4001 • Fax (480) 940-4004 • Cell (480) 289-0811

Coating: Nickel/Teflon Coating Technologies_ _____623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-275-3117 Coating: NP3 Coating Technologies_ _____623-581-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies_ _____623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-275-3117 Louie's Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 E-Coat MPI International_ _______956-631-6880 Electro-Coating Services PMA PhotoMetals_______ 800-899-3366 HVOF Metal Spraying Prime Machine_ _______ 801-575-8430 Powder Coating Precision Powdercoat_ _____480-894-5224 CUTTING Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Davia Water Jet________ 602-442-4452 Echols Saw & Supply_ _____602-278-3918


EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 LAI Southwest_________ 602-304-1160 Phx Ornamental Iron Supply_ 602-484-9393 The Metal Man_ _______ 800-448-9448 CNC Router Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Shielding & Sealing Sol._ _ 602-278-6064 Die Shielding & Sealing Sol._ _ 602-278-6064 Laser APMI_____________ 480-668-0024 Fine Line Laser Cutting___ 602-863-3196 Shielding & Sealing Sol._ _ 602-278-6064 Taycar Enterprises_ ____505-265-2121 Tube Laser Cutting Tube Service Company___ 602-267-9865 DIES Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Precision Die & Stamp'g___ 480-967-2038

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Steel Rule Dies Shielding & Sealing Sol.__ 602-278-6064 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole Arizona Wire Specialists_ __ 480-829-6530 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 EDM Tech_ __________ 602-278-6666 EDM Express.com_______877-336-4548 Landmark Precision_____480-940-4001 LAYKE, Inc._ _________ 602-272-2654 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Sun Tech_ ________ 480-921-1665 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) EDM Tech_ __________ 602-278-6666 Landmark Precision_____480-940-4001 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Petersen Inc_________800-410-6789 Quality Mold_ ________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech_ ________ 480-921-1665

The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC______ 480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Arizona Wire Specialists____ 480-829-6530 AzMark_ ____________480-921-4128 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Continental Machining__ 800-777-2483 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Hawkeye Precision_ _____ 480-926-8642 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 PGI_______________505-884-5782 Powill Manufacturing____623-780-4100 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480

Your Manufacturing Solutions Partner

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Geno Forman


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

Phone: 480.968.1778 | Fax: 480.968.0576 | Email: CERTIFIED ISO 9001:2000 AND AS9100:2004 REV. B

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

Sun Tech_ _________ 480-921-1665 The Tech Group________ 480-281-4500 Toolcraft of Phoenix____ 623-435-5405 WC Machine & Tool_______ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine_ _______ 602-323-5550 Graphite Services CAD Tools____________ 480-753-4290 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _______ 602-437-8995 EXTRUSION Aluminum Elixir_______________480-834-1484 FABRICATION Advanced Metal Sales_ ___ 623-434-8343 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 APMI ______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal_ ______ 303-427-6419 ASHER Metal Products_ ____ 773-276-5007 AzMark_____________ 480-921-4128 Astra Fab_ ___________ 480-497-8250 BID Machine, Inc_ _______ 480-892-7304

CAID Industries_ _______ 520-294-3126 Central Components_ ___520-571-1433 CGS Technologies_ ______ 623-869-0600 Capital Stainless_ _____480-967-0016 Continental Machining__ 800-777-2483 CygnetStamping & Fab_____818-240-7574 Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 Fine Line Fabricating_ ____ 602-863-3506 Gerome Mfg_________ 520-622-8402 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv_ _ 480-966-3952 JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 Nelson Engineering_______602-273-7114 New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 Phoenix Metalcraft_____602-279-4810 Plastic Eng._________480-491-8100 Precision Casting Repair_ __ 800-622-2404 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430

Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Tolleson Steel________ 623-936-3325 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Custom Metal Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Capital Stainless_ _____ 480-967-0016 CygnetStamping & Fab_____818-240-7574 Fine Line Fabricating_ ____ 602-863-3506 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581

VACCO Industries_ ______ 626-443-7121 Fabrication: Medium & Large APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Continental Machining___800-777-2483 CGS Technologies_ ______ 623-869-0600 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 Fine Line Fabricating_ ____ 602-863-3506 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Trepanning Specialties_ ___562-633-8110 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ __520-293-3819 Fabrication: Rebuild/ Large Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ __520-293-3819 Fabrication: Sheet Metal ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171


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Precision Die Cutting

SEAL METHODS INC. 11915 shoemaker ave. santa fe springs ca 90670

Johnny Frew

AN Business ISO-9001 AND Manager TS-16949 REGISTERED COMPANY

manufacturer of custom designed shapes



800.423.4777 562.944.0291 CELL 562.665.0804 FAX 562.946.9439


Dave Crockett President Composite/Metal Structure Design Finite Element Analysis Fabrication/Prototype 480-755-0445 6100 S. Maple Ave., Suite 117, Tempe, AZ 85283

APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal_______ 303-427-6419 Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 Capital Stainless_ _____480-967-0016 CygnetStamping & Fab_____818-240-7574 Fine Line Fabricating_ ____ 602-863-3506 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Phoenix Metalcraft____ 602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575


Scottsdale Precision. Inc._____ 480-991-0317 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 FINISHING AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Anodizing of Mesa______ 480-833-6412 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530

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METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Perma-Finish_ ________ 602-278-1733 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Precision Powdercoat_ ____ 480-894-5224 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 Finishing: One Stop Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Laminating Shielding & Sealing Sol._ _ 602-278-6064 FINISH OPS-CLEANING Cleaning: AF 5333 Jet Products_ _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray Aerospace Testing_ _ 623-842-3030 Dry Film Lubrication Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Glass Bead Clean ABS Metallurgical Processors_ 602-437-3008 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648

L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Drilling ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing_____ 602-257-0530 Heat Sealing Seal Methods_ ________ 800-423-4777 Passivation ABS Metallurgical Processors_ 602-437-3008 Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies_ ___ _623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930

Shawn Carlin

Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Stripping Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products_ _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray_____________602-275-1917 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 FIXTURES Jet Processing_______ 623-869-6749 x117 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Jet Products_ __________ 623-869-6749 Paul W. Marino Gages_ __ 800-528-9785 L A Specialties__________ 602-269-7612 Profiles Tool & Engineering__ 480-894-1008 METCO Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-276-4120 Semiray_____________ 602-275-1917 FORGINGS Aluminum Precision______ 805-488-4401 Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Forgings: Aluminum Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Aluminum Precision______ 805-488-4401 L A Specialties__________ 602-269-7612 Forgings: Titanium Powder Coating AP Industrial _ _________ 480-968-1947 Aluminum Precision______ 805-488-4401 Precision Powdercoat_ _____ 480-894-5224 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 Precision Die Cutting FOUNDRY Seal Methods_ ________ 800-423-4777 Rapid Prototyping AATC_____________602-268-1467 Seal Methods_ ________ 800-423-4777 May Foundry & Machine__ 801-531-8931 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting________ 602-716-5566 GALVANIZING ABS Metallurgical Processors_ _ 602-437-3008 Petersen Inc_________800-410-6789 Coating Technologies_ _____ 623-581-2648 GEAR CUTTING Jet Products_ __________ 623-869-6749 Apache Gear, Inc_ ______ 623-934-7144 Ayers Gear & Machine_ ___ 623-934-6913 GLASS BEAD A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 TEMPERATURE GRINDING PROCESSING Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Eric Engelhard Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671

Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 AzMark_ ____________480-921-4128 BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 ChemResearch__________602-253-4175 Grindworks_ __________623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Steel Services Grinding_ ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Grinding: Centerless Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks_ __________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869

Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Shaw Precision_ _______ 480-785-4925 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 Grinding… Double Disc Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Grinding: ID/OD Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 AzMark_ ___________ 480-921-4128 Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595

General Manager

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


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Grinding: OD Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 Grinding: Precision Tool US Carbide Tool LLC______ 480-755-3812 Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 WC Machine & Tool_ _____ 480-507-4620 Grinding: Tool & Cutter BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering_ ___ 602-267-1481 CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283


Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Grinding: Ultra Precision Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 GUNDRILLING Trepanning Specialties_ ___562-633-8110 HEAT TREATING ABS Metallurgical Processors_ 602-437-3008 CAD Enterprises_________602-278-4407 Controlled Thermal Tech'y____602-272-3714 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 L A Specialties__________ 602-269-7612 Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 Temperature Processing____ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/ Aerospace CAD Enterprises_________602-278-4407 Temperature Processing____ 303-772-0250 HONING/LAPPING Grindworks_ __________623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Road Machinery_________520-623-8681 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding________602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100

Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc_ _____ 480-855-7137 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc_ _ 520-888-1259 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing_ _____ 602-438-4443 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 INDUSTRIAL SEALINGS Gaskets:Manufacturing Cupps Ind Supply_______ 602-269-2301 Industrial Sealings Cupps Ind Supply_______ 602-269-2301 Packing Cupps Ind Supply_______ 602-269-2301

INSPECTION Calibration Advanced Coordinate Tech___623-780-4137 Southwest Metrology, Inc._ __520-744-8510 Washington Calibration____ 480-820-0506 Inspection, First Article Advanced Coordinate Tech___623-780-4137 Datum Inspection________602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services Advanced Coordinate Tech___623-780-4137 Arizona Wire & Tool_ _____480-813-1002 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Datum Inspection_______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol_____ 480-626-8131 Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 IDENTIFICATION Niagara Testing West_____ 480-968-2315 Sustaining Edge Solutions_ _ 888-572-9642 Labels & Bar Code EPSI______________714-256-8950 Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422

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Inspection Services (NDT) CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 Futureweld___________602-437-2426 Jet Processing_______623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products_ __________623-869-6749 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 Niagara Testing West_ _____480-968-2315 Semiray Aero. Testing______ 602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Niagara Testing West_ _____480-968-2315 ISO Consultant Arizona MEP__________ 480-874-9100 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc_ _________623-939-4412 Quality Advisory Services___ 602-910-1510 Quality Training Consultants___ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc_ _________623-939-4412 Orion Registrar_ ________303-645-4017 Great Western Registrar_____623-580-1881 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants___ 928-284-0856 ISO Registrar Great Western Registrar_____623-580-1881 Orion Registrar_ ________303-645-4017

Liquid Penetrant Certified Inspection Service_ _602-267-0661 Jet Products__________ 623-869-6749 Niagara Testing West_____ 480-968-2315 Semiray_____________602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 MAG Particle Certified Inspection Service__602-267-0661 Jet Products_____ _____623-869-6749 Niagara Testing West_____ 480-968-2315 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 Metrology/inspection Serv Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Process Improvement/ Audit Arizona MEP_ ________ 480-874-9100 BMSC_ ____________ 480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 X-Ray Certified Inspection Service_ _ 602-267-066 Niagara Testing West____ 480-968-2315 1 Semiray____________602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services___ 602-269-7868

Cassavant Machining_ __602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 Hawkeye Precision_ ______480-926-8642 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 L&W Machine Co______602-323-2560 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Pro Precision_ _________602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering___ 480-894-100 Tooling Molds West_______480-921-9939 Machining: 5 Axis Bogue Machine Co_____505-344-9988 CAD Enterprises_________602-278-4407 Cassavant Machining_ __602-437-4005 Clings Mfg_ ________ 480-968-1778 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng_ 520-745-8771 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 MSL Precision__________480-773-3239 Petersen Inc___________ 800-410-6789 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Systems 3____________480-894-2581 IRON STITCHING Wintech___________ 602-437-9001 Precision Casting Repair___ 800-622-2404 Machining: Aerospace AATC______________602-268-1467 MACHINING Action Machine________ 623-435-0883 Machining: 3D 3D Machine LLC______480-239-8254 Adams Mfg & Eng______ 623-486-2019

Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 AzMark_ ____________ 480-921-4128 Bogue Machine Co_ ____ 505-344-9988 Cassavant Machining____ 602-437-4005 Central Components_ ___ 520-571-1433 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing__ ____480-968-1778 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Evans Precision Machining_ __623-581-6200 Excaliber_____________623-878-6800 Foresight Technologies_ ____480-967-0080 Gerome Mfg__________520-622-8402 Gilbert Precision Machine____480-892-4730 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ ___520-889-8325 HK Machining_________602-278-6704 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 JB's Precision_ _________623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 JPS Manufacturing_ ______480-367-9540 Jet Products_ __________ 623-869-6749 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 L&W Machine Co_ _____ 602-323-2560 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 LAYKE, Inc.____________602-272-2654 Lewis Aerospace_________ 623-581-0764 MSL Precision_ _________480-773-3239 Matrix Machine_ ________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _______602-437-8995 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 Petersen Inc___________ 800-410-6789

PGI _ ____________ 505-884-5782 Pivot ______________602-306-2923 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Powill Manufacturing____ 623-780-4100 Prime Machine_ ________ 801-575-8430 Pro Precision_ _________602-353-0022 Pro-Salez_ __________ 480-773-3239 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 Service & Sales_ _______ 480-968-9084 Satowfi_ ____________480-374-5706 Southwest Swiss Precision ___602-438-4670 Stewart Manufacturing_____623-582-2261 Systems 3____________480-894-2581 Trepanning Specialties____ 562-633-8110 White Rock Inc._ ________435-750-6414 Wintech___________ 602-437-9001

Machining: Contract Adams Mfg & Eng______ 623-486-2019 Aero Design & Mfg_ ______602-437-8080 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ____602-243-4329 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 B & T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Banner Machine, Inc_ _____ 602-437-4984 Evans Precision Machining_ __623-581-6200 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Gilbert Precision Machine____480-892-4730 Group Mfg Serv_______ 480-966-3952 A Z METALWORKER • 89 • March/April 2011 2

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E-Coat,Powder Coat,Wet Paint/CARC,Plating Alodine,ZN Phosphate,Chemical Stripping,Acid Pickle 6100 S. International Pkwy. Suite 500 McAllen, TX. 78503


Jan’s Inc._ __________ 480-833-7305 JB's Precision_________ 623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 Jet Products _ ________ 623-869-6749 AzMark_ ____________ 480-921-4128 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 Bar-S Machine_ ______ 928-636-2115 JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 Bogue Machine Co_____ 505-344-9988 L&W Machine Co_____ 602-323-2560 Cassavant Machining_ __ 602-437-4005 Landmark Precision_____ 480-940-4001 Central Components____ 520-571-1433 LAYKE, Inc._ _________ 602-272-2654 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 MSL Precision_________ 480-773-3239 Gilbert Precision Machine____480-892-4730 Matrix Machine________ 480-966-4451 Glover Precision, Inc._____ 480-464-0150 Micropulse West_ ______ 480-966-2300 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 Micro-Tronics, Inc_______ 602-437-8995 JD Ellen LLC_ ______ 623-587--0253 Morsch Machine_ _______480-961-7673 Joined Alloys_________ 602-870-5600 New Hope Machine______ 520-825-7830 MSL Precision_________480-773-3239 Osborn Products_ ______ 623-587-0335 Morsch Machine_ ______ 480-961-7673 PGI_______________505-884-5782 New Hope Machine_______520-825-7830 PMBC_ ____________602-431-8131 Osborn Products_ ______ 623-587-0335 Powerhaus Precision______480-225-8854 PGI _______________505-884-5782 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Precision Metalworks_ __ 602-455-9575 Pro Precision_ ________ 602-353-0022 Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 Pro-Salez___________ 480-773-3239 SwissTech Tooling & MFg._____480-998-2005 Profiles Tool & Engineering__480-894-1008 Systems 3____________ 480-894-2581 Quality Mold________480-892-5480 Val-Tech Mfg_ ________ 480-966-7376 R&D Specialty Manco_ ___ 602-278-7700 Machining Plastic Satowfi_____________480-374-5706 Absolute Turning and Machine_ 520-624-5628 Stellar Machining & Fab_ 480-961-3075 Machining Precision Stewart Manufacturing____623-582-2261 3D Machine LLC_ _____ 480-239-8254 SwissTech Tooling & MFg.____480-998-2005 ACME Metal Works_______480-926-4171 Systems 3_ ___________ 480-894-2581 AATC_ ____________ 602-268-1467 Toolcraft of Phoenix_____623-435-5405 Action Machine________ 623-435-0883 Val-Tech Mfg_ _________480-966-7376 Adams Mfg & Eng_ ______623-486-2019 WC Machine & Tool________480-507-4620 Arizona Engineering_____ 520-586-1522 White Rock Inc.________435-750-6414 Wintech_ _________ 602-437-9001 Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision_ ________ 480-834-4637 Wire-Tech___________480-966-1591 X5 Manufacturing____ ___602-454-7385 AzMark___________ 480-921-4128 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Machining: Large Continental Machining_ _ 800-777-2483 Bogue Machine Co_ ___ 505-344-9988 HK Machining_ _______602-278-6704 Cassavant Machining___ 602-437-4005 Petersen Inc_ _________ 800-410-6789 Central Components_ __ 520-571-1433 Unique Machine________602-470-1911 Challenger Aerospace_ ____ 480-894-0802 Vroom Engineering & Mfg___520-293-3819 Continental Machining_ _ 800-777-2483 EDM Express.com_____ 877-336-4548 Mach: CNC Turning 3D Machine LLC________480-239-8254 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 ACME Metal Works______ 480-926-4171 Evans Precision Mach’g_ 623-581-6200 Arizona Engineering____ 520-586-1522 Foresight Technologies_ ___ 480-967-0080

HK Machining________ 602-278-6704 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc._ __________ 480-833-7305 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 Lewis Aerospace_ ______ 623-581-0764 MSL Precision_________ 480-773-3239 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Pivot______________602-306-2923 Stellar Machining & Fab_ 480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing____ 623-582-2261 Wintech___________ 602-437-9001 Machining: Chem. Etching Pro-Salez_ __________ 480-773-3239 VACCO Industries_ ______ 626--450-6472 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC_ ____ 480-239-8254 Absolute Turning and Machine_520-624-5628 Action Machine_ _______ 623-435-0883 Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 AzMark_ ____________480-921-4128 BID Machine, Inc_ ______ 480-892-7304 Bogue Machine Co____ 505-344-9988 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 CAD Tools___________ 480-753-4290 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Central Components____520-571-1433 Cling’s Manufacturing______480-968-1778 Continental Machining__ 800-777-2483 Elixir Industries_ ____ 480-834-1484 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Evans Precision Machining_ __ 623-581-6200 Foresight Technologies_ ___ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc.____ 480-464-0150 HK Machining________ 602-278-6704 Hawkeye Precision______ 480-926-8642 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 International Machine Parts Co._480-832-9451 A Z METALWORKER • 90 • March/April 2011 2

Local: (956)631-6880 Fax: (206)203-3102

Gerome Mfg_ ________ 520-622-8402 Gilbert Precision Machine____ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision , Inc.______ 480-464-0150 Hawkeye Precision_____ 480-926-8642 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____ 520-889-8325 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 JB’s Precision________ 623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC_________ 623-587--0253 JPS Manufacturing_ ______ 480-367-9540 Jet Products_________ 623-869-6749 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 Landmark Precision______480-940-4001 LAYKE, Inc._ ________ 602-272-2654 Lewis Aerospace_ _____ 623-581-0764 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______ 602-267-7575 MSL Precision__________ 480-773-3239 Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc______ 602-437-8995 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_ ___ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 PGI _ ____________ 505-884-5782 Pivot______________ 602-306-2923 PMA Photometals_____800-899-3366 Powill Mfg____________ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision_ _________ 602-353-0022 Pro-Salez_ ___________ 480-773-3239 Profiles Tool & Engineering___ 480-894-1008 Quality Mold_ _______ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco______ 602-278-7700 Satowfi_ ____________ 480-374-5706 Service & Sales_______ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision ___ 602-438-4670 Stewart Manufacturing_____ 623-582-2261 Sun Tech_ _________ 480-921-1665 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg.__ _480-998-2005 Systems 3____________ 480-894-2581 Tolleson Steel________ 623-936-3325 Toolcraft of Phoenix____ 623-435-5405

Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix _________ 480-844-0165 Val-Tech Mfg___________480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool_ _____ 480-507-4620 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 White Rock Inc._ ________435-750-6414 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001 Wire-Tech_ _________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Prototype AATC _ ____________ 602-268-1467 Absolute Turning and Machine_ 520-624-5628 Adams Mfg & Eng_______ 623-486-2019 Action Machine_ _______ 623-435-0883 Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Bar-S Machine_ ______ 928-636-2115 BID Machine, Inc_ ______ 480-892-7304 CAD Tools_ __________ 480-753-4290 Continental Machining___800-777-2483 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Evans Precision_______623-581-6200 Foresight Technologies_ ___ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc._____480-464-0150 Hawkeye Precision_ _____ 480-926-8642 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 JD Ellen LLC________ 623-587--0253 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 L&W Machine Co_ _____602-323-2560 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Petersen Inc___________800-410-6789 PGI_______________505-884-5782 Pro Precision__________602-353-00220 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing_ ____623-582-2261 SwissTech Tooling & MFg.____480-998-2005 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 Val-Tech Mfg___________480-966-7376 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001 Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Quick Turn Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522

HK Machining________ 602-278-6704 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC______ 480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Bar-S Machine_ ______928-636-2115 Bogue Machine Co_ ___ 505-344-9988 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc.____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ __ 520-889-8325 Infinisys____________ 602-276-2276 Jet Products__________ 623-869-6749 L&W Machine Co_ ____ 602-323-2560 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Semiconductor Foresight Technologies_ ___ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine___ 480-892-4730 L&W Machine Co_ ____ 602-323-2560 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Satowfi_____________ 480-374-5706 Machining: Swiss Absolute Turning and Machine_520-624-5628 Bar-S Machine_ ______928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining___ 602-437-4005 Powerhaus Precision_ ____ 480-225-8854 Southwest Swiss Precision _ _ 602-438-4670 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg._____480-998-2005 White Rock Inc._ _______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Southwest Swiss Precision _ _ 602-438-4670 White Rock Inc._ _______ 435-750-5534 Machining: Turning: Automatic Absolute Turning and Machine_520-624-5628 American Prec.Mach_ __ 602-269-6298 Ayers Gear & Mach_____ 623-934-6913 AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 Challenger Aerospace____ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g___ 623-581-6200 Hawkeye Precision_ ____ 480-926-8642 JB’s Precision Ind______ 623-581-9088 Jet Products_________ 623-869-6749 LAYKE, Inc._ ________ 602-272-2654 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Lewis Aerospace_______ 623-581-0764

MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 Matrix Machine________480-966-4451 Micro-Tronics, Inc______ 602-437-8995 PGI_______________505-884-5782 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Ace Laser_____________ 480-924-3232 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 Fine Line Laser Cutting___ 602-863-3196 LAI Southwest_________ 602-304-1160 Leach Laser_ __________ 602-254-1141 Petersen Inc___________800-410-6789 PMA PhotoMetals_______ 800-899-3366 Pro-Salez____________ 480-773-3239 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 Taycar Enterprises_ ____ 505-265-2121 The Metal Man_ _______ 800-448-9448 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Tube Service Company___ 602-267-9865 Wrco_____________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: X- Large Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ __520-293-3819 Laser Cutting: Micro VACCO Industries_ ______ 626-443-7121 Laser Cutting:Rotary Axis K-zell Metals, Inc._ ____602-232-5882 Laser Engraving & Etching Ace Laser_____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc_______ 480-855-7137 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc___ 520-888-1259 TechMark_ __________ 480-820--9444 VACCO Industries_ ______ 626--450-6472 Laser Marking Ace Laser_____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc_______ 480-855-7137 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc___ 520-888-1259 Leach Laser_ __________ 602-254-1141 TechMark_ __________ 480-820--9444 Precision Etched Parts VACCO Industries_ ______ 626--450-6472 MANUFACTURING Adams Mfg & Eng_______ 623-486-2019 APMI ___ ___________480-668-0024 Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 CAD Tools_ __________ 480-753-4290 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ __ 520-889-8325 Glover Precision, Inc._____480-464-0150 Group Manufacturing Serv__ 480-966-3952 PMBC_ ____________602-431-8131 Stewart Manufacturing_ ____623-582-2261 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 Scriven Precision_ ______ 480-961-9775 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581

Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Electrical - UL508A Panel Shop Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Mfg: PhotoChemical Etching Fabrication VACCO Industries_ ______ 626--450-6472 METAL BAR CODING PMA PhotoMetal_______800-899-3366 METAL FORMING Creedbilt Inc_ _______623-939-8119 Scottsdale Precision. Inc.______480-991-0317 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 Metal Forming: Architectural ASHER Metal Products_____ 773-276-5007 METALIZING Accuwright Industries_____480-892-9595 Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 MOLDS Adams Mfg & Eng_______ 623-486-2019 PMBC_ ___________ 602-431-8131 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Quality Mold_ ________480-892-5480 The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Toolcraft of Phoenix_ __ 623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West_ _____ 480-921-9939 Molds: Construction JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Molds: Two-Shot The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Molds: Plastic Injection CAD Tools_ __________480-753-4290 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 The Tech Group_ _______ 480-281-4500 Wire-Tech_ __________ 480-966-1591 Molds: Rubber Toolcraft of Phoenix_ __ 623-435-5405 NAME TAGS & LABELS Bar code & Marking Labels MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 PACKAGING Custom Packaging MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 Electronic Invoicing MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 Mil-Spec Packaging MAC Packaging________480-820-0017 RFID & UID Markings MAC Packaging________480-820-0017


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4710 E. Elwoodth St. 3285 E. 44 Street Phoenix, AZ85713, 85040 Tucson, AZ, U.S.A. Todd Updyke Mike Jones

Hydraulic Parts & Service Sales Hydraulic Repair Hardchrome Plating & Honing

BUS. (520) 623-8681 OR 800-989-8681 FAX (520) 798-1419

CELLCELL 520-429-8205 (520) 269-1746

AFTER HRS. – SERVICE (520) 240-9387 PARTS (520) 240-9390

Mike Gudin President Office: 480.306.7748 Cell: 480-383-9288 Fax: 480.306.7769

451 E. Juanita Ave. Suite #14 Mesa, AZ 85204

Dennis Reynolds

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

Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Sandblast/Automated Valley Industrial Painting___ 602-256-6273 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Screenprinting & Pad Printing PAINTING AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 PLATING Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Valley Industrial Painting___ 602-256-6273 Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 Abrasive Blasting EPSI______________714-256-8950 AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Futureweld_ _________602-437-2426 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Painting& Blast Booths AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Louie's Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ _ 520-293-3819 Precious Metal Plating____ 800-481-6271 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Phosphate Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 Anodizing Powder Coating AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Anodizing of Mesa______ 480-833-6412 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Futureweld_ _________602-437-2426 Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Perma-Finish_ ________ 602-278-1733 Embrittlement Relief Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Plating Valley Industrial Painting___ 602-256-6273 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Wet Paint/CARC AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Foresight Finishing_ _____ 480-921-0000 Hard Chrome MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 A2Z METALWORKER

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Nickel/ Chrome/Palladium Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 LA Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Silver Plating EPSI______________714-256-8950 Tin / Zinc Plate Collins Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-275-3117 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 PLASMA CUTTING Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 POLISHING Gold Tech Industries______480-968-1930 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 PRODUCT DESIGN Design and Modeling Bar-S Machine_ _____ 928-636-2115 CAD Tools_ __________480-753-4290 Profiles Tool & Engineering__ 480-894-1008 PRECISION FLAT STOCK Tri-Matrix_ __________480-844-0165 PROCESSING: CHEMICAL Futureweld_ _________602-437-2426 LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Acid Pickle MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880

Andrew S. Munter

(480) 820-0017 1-888-MAC.PKGE

Specializing in Military Specification Packaging and Bar Code


Marking labels


125 W. Gemini. Suite E-.4• Tempe, Al85283.5606.

Fax 820-3197

Chemical Stripping MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 PRODUCTION Action Machine_ _______623-435-0883 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Louie's Black Oxide______602-257-0530 PUNCHING Gerome Mfg_________ 520-622-8402 Group Manufacturing Serv__480-966-3952 Scottsdale Precision. Inc._____ 480-991-0317 Scriven Precision_ ______480-961-9775 REPAIR Repair & Overhaul,Aerospace Lewis Aerospace________ 623-581-0764 Nelson Engineering______ 602-273-7114 ROLL FORMING Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 ROUTERING, CNC Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 SAW CUTTING BID Machine, Inc_ ______480-892-7304 Echols Saw & Supply_ ____ 602-278-3918 LAYKE, Inc.__________602-272-2654 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 SHEARING Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343

Total Customer Satisfaction Quality Products On- Time Delivery


E.D.M. Specialists Precision Machining

Matthew Carlson Sales Manager

SUN TECH Since 1980

(602) 455-9575. Fax (602) 455-0166. Cell (623) 203-9619 1700 N. 22nd Ave .• Phoenix, AZ. 85009

Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 Gerome Mfg_________ 520-622-8402 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Scriven Precision_ ______ 480-961-9775 SHEETMETAL, PREC. ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Central Components_ ___520-571-1433 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 Phoenix Metalcraft_____602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Pro-Salez____________ 480-773-3239 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 WC Machine & Tool__ ____ 480-507-4620 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 SPINNING: Metal Metal Spinning Solutions___ 480-899-0939 SPLINES Apache Gear, Inc_ ______ 623-934-7144 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 Bolt’s Metallizing_ ______ 602-244-2432 SPRINGS Flat and Wire Springs AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 STAMPING AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 CygnetStamping & Fab_____818-240-7574 Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 Precision Die & Stamping___ 480-967-2038 Pro-Salez____________ 480-773-3239 Scriven Precision_ ______ 480-961-9775 Seal Methods_ ________ 800-423-4777 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine_ ______ 602-323-5550 Wrico _ ____________ 480-892-7800 Precision Metal Forming ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Stamping: Aerospace Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 Stamping Design Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Stamping: Prototype Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129

1930 E. 3rd St., #13 Tempe, AZ 85281

Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 Flow International _____ 480-830-0431 Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 TESTING Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Testing: Flow / Target Semiray Aero. Testing_____ 623-842-3030 LAI Southwest_________ 602-304-1160 Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure MarZee Inc._________ 602-269-5801 Jet Products_ __________623-869-6749 New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 Semiray Aero. Testing_____ 623-842-3030 Pro-Salez____________ 480-773-3239 Southwest Waterjet_____ 480-306-7748 THERMAL SPRAY Stellar Machining & Fab__ 480-961-3075 Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 Taycar Enterprises_ ____ 505-265-2121 Controlled Thermal Tech'y____602-272-3714 Toolcraft of Phoenix_ ___623-435-5405 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 WC Machine & Tool_ ______480-507-4620 Whitley Machine_ _____602-323-5550 THREADING Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001 Thread Grinding Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 Waterjet,3D 3 - 5 AXIS Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 LAI Southwest________ 602-304-1160 Waterjet, Multi head Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Shaw Precision_ _______ 480-785-4925 Davia Water Jet________ 602-442-4452 LAI Southwest________ 602-304-1160 Thread Rolling Shaw Precision_ _______ 480-785-4925 Whitley Machine_ _____ 602-323-5550 Waterjet, High Press. Cutting TOOL & DIE Harschco LLC_ _______ 602-617-7514 3D Machine LLC______ 480-239-8254 LAI Southwest________ 602-304-1160 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 WASHERS Whitley Machine_ ______ 602-323-5550 AERO Spring & Mfg Co____602-243-4329 Wrico _ ____________ 480-892-7800 WIRE FORMS TOOLING AERO Spring & Mfg Co____602-243-4329 Frontier Metal Stamping_ ___303-458-5129 Tri-Matrix_ __________ 480-844-0165 WELDING US Carbide Tool LLC_______480-755-3812 ACME Metal Works_ ______ 480-926-4171 Tooling: Jig & Fixture APMI _ ____________ 480-668-0024 Building New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 Arrow Sheet Metal________ 303-427-6419 ASHER Metal Products______ 773-276-5007 TREPANNING Trepanning Specialties_ ___562-633-8110 Astra Fab_ __________480-497-8250 AzMark_ ___________ 480-921-4128 TUBING Banner Machine, Inc_ ____602-437-4984 Assembly Formed Tubing BID Machine, Inc_ ______480-892-7304 Service & Sales_ _______ 480-968-9084 Capital Stainless_ _____ 480-967-0016 Formed Tubing Central Components_ ___ 520-571-1433 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 Cling’s Manufacturing____480-968-1778 Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Large Diam. Pipe & Tubing Elixir Industries_ ______ 480-834-1484 Trepanning Specialties_ ___562-633-8110 Empire Precision Mach.____ 480-633-4580 Tube Bending /Fabrication Futureweld_ _________602-437-2426 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 Group Mf. Serv________480-966-3952 K-zell Metals, Inc._ ___ 602-232-5882 Harco Metal Products_____ 480-829-0450 Osprey Technologies_ ___ 480-755-0445 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 Service & Sales______ 480-968-9084 Joined Alloys_ _________602-870-5600 WATER PURIF/ RECYC. K-zell Metals, Inc._ ____ 602-232-5882 USFilter_ _________ 760-525-9930 Landmark Precision_______480-940-4001 Lynch Brothers Mfg_ ______ 602-267-7575 WATERJET CUTTING Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys_ 800-237-2888 MSL Precision_ _________ 480-773-3239 CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 Precision Casting Repair_ ___800-622-2404 Centaur Technologies___623-516-8080 Precision Metalworks____ 602-455-9575 Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Pro-Salez_____________ 480-773-3239 Davia Water Jet______ 602-442-4452 Quality Mold_ _________480-892-5480 TAPPING EDM Express.com_____ 877-336-4548 Scriven Precision_ ______ 480-961-9775 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 State Industrial Prod_____602-275-0990

& ENG.

(480) 921-1665 Cell: (480) 215-7144

6532 W Flint St. Ste. 1 Chandler, AZ 85226

Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 Taycar Enterprises_ ____ 505-265-2121 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Val-Tech Mfg___________480-966-7376 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 Welding: Aerospace Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 Central Components_ ___520-571-1433 Futureweld_ ________ 602-437-2426 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 Welding: Alum. Med & Lg Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Continental Machining___800-777-2483 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Stellar Machining & Fab__480-961-3075 Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ __520-293-3819 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Welding: Enclosures ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Welding: Design Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 Welding: Inspection SVC Niagara Testing West_ _____480-968-2315 Team Industrial Services_ __ 602-269-7868 Welding: Orbital L&W Fluid_________ 602-323-2560 Welding: Spot ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Nelson Engineering______ 602-273-7114 Welding: Tig Continental Machining___800-777-2483 Cutting Edge Mfg_ ______ 480-609-7233 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 A Z METALWORKER • 93 • March/April 2011 2

Index of Advertisers

3D Machine.....................................83 Creedbilt Inc.............................60,90 4 Sight Technologies......................81 CRI..............................................48,81 A&J Indus. Mch Repair.............26,81 Cupps Industrial Supply.....................89 AATC.................................................83 Cutting Tool Consultants...................76 Abbott Workholding....................80 CTE........................................................77 ABS Quality.....................................24 CVD Diamond Corp..............................79 ABS Metallurgical Processors.........86 Cygnet Stamping & Fab................92 Absolute Machining & Turning.....93 D & R Mchy....................................51,74 ACC Machinery...........................7,74 DCM Tech..................................40,76 Accuwright......................................86 DDi..............................................80,95 Ace Laser.........................................84 Datum Inspection..........................87 ACME Metal Works....................... 92 DaVia Water Jet....................... 12,90 Action Machine.............................. 85 Delcam................................ 52-53,80 Adams Mfg & Eng..........................86 East Valley Laser Inc.....................88 Adams Mach..............11,37,49,74,96 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc........89 Advanced Coord Tech....................75 Ebbco Inc....................................... 75 Advanced Metal Sales.....................80 Echols Saw & Supply....................74 Advanced Precision........................81 EDM Advanced Tooling.......................... 76 EDM Network..........................32,78 Aero Spring & Mfg................. ........85 EDM Perform Access...................79 Aerodyne Alloys............................. 79 EDM Tech................................. 50,83 Airtek............................................... 78 Ellison Machinery............ 3,45,74,76 Alerus Bank & Trust........................81 Elixir Industries..............................84 All World Machinery Supply.......16,81 Elrod Machine & Mfg................... 77 Aluminum Precision......................86 Empire Precision Mach................. 90 American Aerospace..................... 83 EPSI...................................................92 AMTS................................................81 Evans Precision Mach’g...............86 Anodizing of Mesa......................... 92 Excaliber Precision.......................84 Apache Gear...................................86 Fine Line Fabricating Inc..............86 Apache Steel.................................. 78 Fine Line Laser Cutting.................92 AP Industrial................................... 92 Flow Intl................................... 65,78 APMI................................................ 83 Foresight Finishing.......................92 Arizona Bank & Trust.....................80 Foresight Technologies................84 Arizona Engineering......................88 Frontier Metal Stamping.............92 Arizona Finishing............................ 87 Fry Steel Co....................................78 Arizona Hard Chrome................... 87 Futureweld....................................87 Arizona MEP...................................88 Galaxy Associates, Inc..................79 Arizona Tool Steel.................. ........78 Ganesh Machinery...................33,76 Arizona Wire Spec............... ..........83 Gartman Tech Services...........44,82 Arizona Wire Tool.......................... 93 Geiger Electric Inc......................... 75 Arrow Sheet Metal.................. 40,86 Gerome Mfg............................ 50,84 Asher Metal Products................... 85 Gilbert Metal Stamping...............83 Astra Fab......................................... 83 Gilbert Precision Machine............90 Auer Precision................................86 Gladhill Assoc..........................56,88 Ayers Gear & Mach........................ 83 AZ CNC.. 8,9,22,23,35,43,59, 68-71 74 Global EDM Supply....................... 77 AZMARK............................ 1,27-29,84 Glover Precision, Inc.....................88 AZ Metals...................................63,78 Gold Tech Industries.....................88 B&B Tool.........................................80 Great Western .........................34,81 B & T Tool & Engr.......................... 78 Grindworks....................................84 Bank of Arizona............................. 79 Group Manufacturing..................85 Barry Metals..............................36,79 Haas Factory Outlet.............3,76,77 Bar-S Machine Inc.......................... 83 Hangsterfer’s...........................27,76 Barton Mines . ..........................24,79 HK Machining................................89 BC Tool Grinding............................ 87 Hanna Tools & Machinery........... 77 BID Machine, Inc............................ 85 Harco Metal Products..................83 Blaser............................................... 79 Harschco .......................................87 Blue Streak Grinding............... 56,86 Hawkeye Precision.......................85 BMSC.......................................... 38,81 Helical Solutions............................ 81 Bogue Machine..............................89 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding.....85 Bolt’s Metallizing, Inc....................89 Hoff-Hilk Auction .........................76 Bralco Metals................................. 78 Horizon Carbide............................78 CAD Enterprises.............................88 HUB Intl..........................................83 CAD Tools........................................86 Hurco..............................................47 CAID.................................................84 Ind. Metal Supply.....................10,79 Canyon State Oil......................... 2,79 Ind.Tool Die....................................89 Capital Stainless........................60,82 Ind. Workholding Solution..........80 Cassavant Machining.....................91 Infinisys....................................84,88 Centaur Technologies...................88 Innovative Cutting Tools.............. 77 Central Components.....................89 Innovative Tool Sales................... 77 Certified Comparator.....................77 Intech Funding...............................17 Certified Inspection Services . ..... 83 Integrated Systems Inc................82 CGS Technologies, Inc.................. 85 International Machine Parts.......90 Challenger Aerospace...................88 IRH.................................................. 81 ChemResearch............................... 87 ITDE................................................89 CIS.....................................................72 Jan’s Inc..........................................89 Cling’s Manufacturing................... 85 J B’s Prec Ind....................................88 CNC Machinery.............................. 76 JD Ellen LLC.......................................89 Coast Aluminum...............................78 Jemelco Inc......................................81 Coastal Metals............................42,80 J.K. Tool................................ .........76 Coating Tech................................61,83 Joined Alloys..................................92 Collins Metal Finishing.................. 83 Jorgenson ........... ...................76 Continental Machining..................89 JPS Manufacturing................................86 Controlled Thermal........................87 JWB Manufacturing...............................87 Country Financial............................81 K D Capital.................................. 74 A Z METALWORKER • 94 • March/April 2011 2

Klontech Indus. Sales...............74,80 KMT Waterjet..................................75 K-Zell Metals, Inc............................ 85 L&W Machine Co...........................88 LA Specialties........................... 64,88 LAI International............................86 Landmark Precision..................48,84 Larry Arroues & Co........................ 78 Layke Inc......................................... 84 Leach Laser................................ 46,91 Leavitt Group..................................81 Lewis Aerospace........................... 85 Lone Arrow.....................................77 Louie’s Black Oxide..................85,87 Louie’s Gun Finishing.................... 87 Lynch Brothers............................... 87 MSL Precision................................. 87 Machinery Sales............................. 76 MAC Packaging...............................92 Magnum Precision............... 21,75,77 Makino......................................... 5,74 Marshall Tool & Supply.................80 MarZee.................................. 12,78,86 Matrix Machine.........................83,84 May Foundry..................................86 Mesa Machinery............................ 76 Metalcraft Inc.................................88 Metal Processing Intl.....................91 Metal Spinnng................................ 85 Metals Eng & Testing Labs............81 Metco Metal . ................................88 Methods West............................... 76 Micro-Tronics..............................13,84 Micro 100....................................10,79 Micropulse West............................ 83 Milne.................................................81 Mirachem.................................. 39,77 MMR LLC.........................................82 Moore Tool & Equip..................41,76 Mountain Rep.................................81 Morsch Machine............................ 83 MSC Industrial................................. 31 MSL Precision................................. 85 Muratec.......................................... 76 National Grinding & Mfg............... 86 Nelson Engineering....................... 85 New Hope Machine...................... 84 Niagara Testing West.....................92 North-South ..............................55,77 O’Donnell & Associates................80 OGP..................................................75 Omax Corp............................22,23,74 Orion Registrar...............................88 Osborn Products......................84,86 Osprey Technologies..................... 86 Perfection Industrial Finishing......91 Perma-Finish................................... 87 Petersen Inc...................................90 Petroferm............................ 66,77,84 PGI....................................................82 Phoenix Grinding........................... 84 Phoenix Heat Treat........................ 87 Phoenix Metalcraft........................92 Phoenix Metal Trading......................54,80 Pivot....................................................87 PMA Photometals .........................82 Powerhaus.....................................90 Powill Mfg.................................. .......87 Precious Metal Plating........... ..88 Precision Casting Repair.......... 83 Precision Die .......................................83 Precision Industrial Painting.............84 Precision Metalworks.......................93 Precision Powder Coating................84 Premier Precision..............54,84,85,88 Prime Machine.....................................84 P . ro Precision .......................................86 ProSalez.................................................82 Pro Ultrasonics.....................................78 Profiles Tool & Eng ...................................84 QTC ..............................................................80 Quality Advisory...............................77 Qualichem, Inc...................................78 Quality Mold.........................86

R&D Specialty Manco................89 Road Machinery...............................92 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades..........75 Ryerson.............................................80 S&S Machinery Sales....................... 76 Samuel, Son & Co.............19,67,78,79 Satowfi..............................................89 Savage Machine . .............................75 SBG Capital.......................................80 Schunk.............................................. 76 Scottsdale Precision Inc..................84 Scriven Precision Fab...................... 83 Seal Methods...................................86 Semiray ....................................... 14,89 Service & Sales.................................80 Setco Marketing ............................. 79 Sharp................................................. 59 Shaw Precision Grind’g................... 85 Shielding & Sealing Solutions..........82 Shop Floor Automations.................81 S L Fusco........................................... 78 Southwest Metal Fab.......................82 Southwest Metals........................... 79 Southwest Metrology, Inc.............88 Southwest Powder......................... 87 Southwest Swiss Precision Mchg........89 Southwest Waterjet.........................92 Star Metal Fluids.....15,75,76,78,80,81 State Industrial Prod....................... 78 Steel Services Grind’g................ 18,84 Stellar Machining & Fab Inc.............92 Stevens Engineering....................... 79 Sun Grinding................................58,86 Sun Tech............................................ 93 Superior Grinding............................ 87 Sustaining Edge Solutions......... 18,80 Swisstech Tooling & Mfg.................91 Systems3...........................................89 TCI Precision Metals........................ 78 TMM Precision............................83,94 T.S.M. Mach. .................................... 74 Taylor Hobson Precision................. 76 Team Industrial Services............46,87 TechMark........................................86 Temperature Processing................ 87 Temtco Steel..................................... 78 The Metal Man......................... 83,86 The Tech Group............................. 90 The Werks C&C...............................79 Tipco Punch....................................78 TMI (GibbsCAM)............................. 81 TNT Sandblasting.......................... 89 Tolleson Steel..................................78 Toolcraft of Phoenix...................... 89 Tooling Molds West...................... 89 Tornquist Machinery......................75 Total Filtration Sys.......................... 77 Total Quality Sys....................... 40,78 Trepanning Specialties................... 91 Tri-Matrix Mach.............................85 Tsugami...........................................57 TW Metals.......................................79 Tube Service....................................78 U S Shop Tools........................... 25,77 Ulbrich of CA..............................20,78 Unique Machine.............................76 United Performance Metals.........78 Universal Laser...............................76 US Carbide Tools............................93 VACCO Industries...........................83 Val-Tech Mfg...................................85 Valley Industrial Painting...............92 Vroom Enginering & Mfg............. 90 Washington Cal. .......................87 Waugh Machine........................52-53 WC Machine & Tool........................85 Weiser/Mile High Precision.......... 86 Western States Metal.................... 81 White Rock Inc.............................. 89 Whitley Machine ...................... 86 Widia................................................76 Wintech...........................................85 Wire-Tech........................................85 Wrico...............................................85 X5.....................................................85

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