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SOURCING & PARTNERSHIPS

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TOOLING:

Baker Manufacturing, Inc. Composite layup molds, composite vacuum fixtures, drill jib and trim fixtures

ISO9001: 2008, AS9100C

  Delta Tooling  Composite Tooling

Boeing Northwest Provisioner Tooling Supplier

  Farwest Aircraft, Inc. Tooling manufacturer for commercial aircraft maintenance

AS9100C, ISO 9001:2008

  Metaltech, Inc.  Vacuum compaction tables; drill jig for wing assemblies

ISO 9001, AS9100 (pending by December 2012)

  Northwest Precision, Inc. Tooling, assemblies, and cad/cam capabilities

ISO 9001:2008, AS 9100B, AS 9100C (pending)

  Quality Stamping and Machining Tool and die design and manufacturing

 

Tool-Gauge/Machine Works Mold-making design, injection molding precision machining

ISO 9001:2008, AS9100c, CCR and ITAR registered

  Woodland Pattern, Inc. Full service pattern shop with patterns, coreboxes, rigging and disamatic tools

 

Woodland Trade Company, Inc. Metal and fiberglass tooling and molding

ISO 9001
FABRICATION & MACHINING:

Baker Manufacturing, Inc. Production aluminum machining, production titanium machining, CNC machine up to 5-axis positional

ISO 9001:2008, AS 9100C
 

Carlson Formetec, Inc. Machined and formed sheet metal details, specializing in titanium hot forming and chemical cleaning for the aerospace industry

AS9100, ISO 9001: 2008, NADCAP AS7108
  

JWD Machine, Inc. Machining – hard materials up to 300 ksi; milling – capacity to mill parts up to 120 inches; turning – tolerances to .001 X < 10.2 inches; Z < 53 inches

ISO 9001, AS 9100C
 

Metaltech, Inc. High precision, long bed machining, short bed machining, prototypes and production, sheet metal fabrication including laser, punch, brake and welding

ISO 9001; AS9100
 

Norfil Manufacturing CNC (3, 4 and 5 axis), profiling, vertical & horizontal milling, boring and turning. Titanium, inconel, monel, steel and alloys.

AS9100B: 2004; ISO 9001: 2008; Boeing licensed
 

Northwest Etch Technology Photo chemical etching, metal etching, photo chemical milling, photo fabrication or photo machining

ISO 9001: 2008; ITAR Registered
 

Northwest Precision, Inc. CNC and conventional precision machining

ISO 9001: 2008; SAE AS9100 Rev B under current revision to SAE AS9100 Rev C
 

P & J Machining 3 and 4 axis aluminum machining; sheet metal forming.  A Boeing Partnering for Success participant.

ISO 9001; AS9100 Rev C
 

Cadence Aerospace - PMW Operations  Specializes in hard metal (Ti, Fe, Inconel) structural components and assemblies for the commercial and defense aerospace markets.

AS9100C, ISO 9001:2008, Certified Boeing Preferred Supplier, Certified Source Delegate, Inspection Certification – Boeing & UTAS, QA-111, UTAS Lockheed Martin/Boeing Military (fracture critical and other), Airbus QSPL, UTC Gold Supplier candidate, Boeing Small Business of the Year, Rise Select Supplier
 

Quality Stamping and Machining Precision sheetmetal parts and 3,4 and 5 axis machined parts. Mastercam 10 (3 seats – 2ea are 5 axis); DFX and IGES translation Catia V5 can work with V4

 

Streich Bros., Inc. Welding, structural fabrication, industrial maintenance, rolling and forming

WABO; AWS D1.1
 

VM Products Wire EDM machining as well as Wire and Sinker EDM notching. Extensive experience in many types of plastics and metals including Delrin, UHMW, titanium and Inconel.

 

 

Rentiel 5-axis laser cutting and drilling, laser graphics etching, percussion drilling in titanium, stainless and nickel alloys.

 

 
PLASTICS, COMPOSITES AND ADVANCED MATERIALS:

AIM Aerospace Advanced composite materials, ducting, tooling and aircraft interiors

AS9100B, ISO 9001:2000 
 

Cascade Plastics Injection form molding

ISO 9001:2000
 

General Plastics Build-to-print, aircraft flight deck and interior cabin parts.  Low and high-temperature tooling board.

ISO 9001: 2008; AS 9100C 
 

Saint Gobain Performance Plastics Specializing in thermoforming, radomes, ducting and composites for the aerospace and commercial sectors

ISO 9001; ISO 14001; AS9100 
 

Pacific Coast Composites Stocking distributor of composite material.  Products available include prepreg and dry fabrics, resins and sealants, adhesives, and additional accessories.  More than 370 products in inventory.  Shipping available next business day.   Toray Composites (America), Inc. High quality advanced carbon fiber prepreg materials

AS9100; NADCAP; ISO 14001; ISO 9001
 
TESTING:

General Plastics Specializes in flammability and physical property testing in our on-site facilities including an FAA-certified burn test facility. All tests are conducted using calibrated equipment that is traceable to NIST and follow ASTM testing standards.

ISO 9001: 2008; AS 9100C 
 

PM Testing Laboratory, Inc. Non-destructive testing, fluorescent penetrant, magnetic particle, ultrasonic and radiographic inspection

Aerospace and Commercial Specifications, NADCAP Accredited 
 
 

VM Products Eddy current and ultrasonic inspection applications, probes, calibration standards and instruments

SOFTWARE:

Topia Technology Aviation systems software development and security.

SUPPLIERS & MANUFACTURERS:

Air Spares GSE maintenance tool manufacturer, FAA Approved PMA Parts, aircraft support products, FAA Approved Aircraft parts, cargo handling products

Boeing Licensed, Boeing D6-82479, Boeing Quality approval ISO 9001 & AS9100, FAA PMA, 14 CFR, Part 21, Boeing Delegation Authority ISO 9001 & AS9100, AC00-56A, Authorized Distributorships and some MS Standards 
 

Cablecraft Motion Controls, LLC Mechanical controls; push-pull cables

AS 9100 
 

Future Metals Stainless steel, titanium, high-temp, alloy and aluminum tubing aircraft alloy, nickel aluminum bronze and beryllium copper bars; alloy and stainless steel sheet; extrusions and rolled form stringers; laminated shim stock

AS9100C, ISO 9001:2008, DFARS Compliant, LCS Approved, GE Testing Per S400/1000, Export Boxing in compliance with ISPM-15, Various other customer specific certifications 
 

Globe Manufacturing Presses; out-of-autoclave RapidClave™ systems (patents pending), automated fiber placement machines, automated tape layers, auxiliary processing equipment, material handling equipment, robotic handling equipment, aerospace maintenance and assembly support equipment

 
 

Service Steel Aerospace Corp. Distributor of high performance stainless steel, titanium, alloy steel, nickel based super alloy, and maraging steel

ISO 9001, AS9100, AS9120
ANALYTICAL SERVICES:

PM Testing Laboratory, Inc. Metallurgical testing, solution controls, environmental and water testing

Aerospace approvals, NADCAP Accredications
ENGINEERING:

VM Products Eddy current and bond testing

METAL FINISHING:

PM Testing Laboratory, Inc. Anodize, chemical conversion coatings, passivation, decorative grain finishes, wet primers and paints, abrasive cleaning

Aerospace and Commercial Specifications
ASSEMBLY:

JWD Machine, Inc. Roller swaging, fillet sealing, ball staking, part identification, honing

ISO 9001, AS 9100C
 

Cadence Aerospace - PMW Operations  Specializes in hard metal (Ti, Fe, Inconel) structural components and assemblies for the commercial and defense aerospace markets.

AS9100C, ISO 9001:2008, Certified Boeing Preferred Supplier, Certified Source Delegate, Inspection Certification – Boeing & UTAS, QA-111, UTAS Lockheed Martin/Boeing Military (fracture critical and other), Airbus QSPL, UTC Gold Supplier candidate, Boeing Small Business of the Year, Rise Select Supplier
CAD/CAM DESIGN:

JWD Machine, Inc. Smartcam, Mastercam, Cadkey, Catia/Enovia

ISO 9001, AS 9100C
 

EDUCATION & WORKFORCE

You need a talented field of employees to support your work. Tacoma-Pierce County not only has the ability to meet your workforce needs for today, but for years to come.
  • More than 90,000 trained aerospace workers in the region
  • Workforce recruitment and training assistance to employers
  • Nine local higher education institutions focused on the aerospace needs of today and tomorrow

REGIONAL AEROSPACE

The regional aerospace industry surrounding Tacoma-Pierce County is built on networks of experts
  • Home to the final production assembly of the Boeing 737, 747, 767, 777, and 787
  • Expertise includes composites, plastics, and advanced materials; fabrication and machining; tooling; testing; engineering; assembly; and metal finishing

SITES & FACILITIES

Tacoma-Pierce County understands that selecting the right location for your business means more than just having enough square footage. It means finding the right space, at the right price, with the right infrastructure.
  • Competitively priced manufacturing, distribution and office facilities
  • Land available for industrial development
  • Extensive infrastructure system

TAXES & INCENTIVES

Located in Washington State, Tacoma-Pierce County is dedicated to supporting the needs of its aerospace industry.
  • No corporate or personal state income tax
  • Reduced state tax rates and increased credits for manufacturers of commercial airplanes, or their component parts
  • One of the largest most successful foreign trade zones
 

LOGISTICS & MARKET ACCESS

Having a well-connected location is critical to your business. Tacoma-Pierce County provides you the access you want to the modes of transportation you need.
  • Port of Tacoma: natural deep water harbor and intermodal cargo facility with direct trade routes to and from Asia and South America
  • Major interstate highway systems serving the US West Coast, Western Canada, Mexico, and other major US cities
  • Direct access to both major US railroads
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport transporting 33 million passengers and 280,000 metric tons of cargo annually
 

AT A GLANCE

  • Logistics and transportation hub with access to US and global markets
  • Competitive incentives for aerospace firms
  • Available industrial sites and facilities
  •  A network of experienced companies serving the aerospace supply chain
  • A highly skilled workforce today and an educational pipeline for the workforce of tomorrow

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TACOMA-PIERCE COUNTY.

On a whole new plane.

Where supply meets demand                         
You are welcome in Tacoma-Pierce County.  Part of a regional network with more than 600 aerospace suppliers, Tacoma-Pierce County is here to help with area information, site selection, collaboration with state and local officials, connections with workforce training and more.          
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