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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. Manufacturer of Boeing and Mitsubishi aircraft maintenance tools and electrical testing equipment. Fabrication, CNC and conventional precision machining.
AS9100 Rev C, ISO 9001, Boeing Performance Excellence Award recipient
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 Hydroforming and complex aerospace assembly Tool Gauge In-house fabrication of injection molds
ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C
 
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
 
OMADA International Formetec Division 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
 
Tool-Gauge Small to large, 3-4-5 axis – CNC machining of aluminum, stainless and multi-varietal steels, Inconel and plastics
ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C, ITAR Registered, Cage Code 6Z433
 
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.
ISO 9001:2008, AS 9100B, AS 9100C (pending)
 
 
PLASTICS, COMPOSITES AND ADVANCED MATERIALS:
AIM Aerospace Manufacturer of structural and nonstructural composite structures. Serving commercial aerospace, general aviation and defense markets.
AS 9100C and NADCAP AC7118 Standard for Composite Processing
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  
Tool-Gauge Leading manufacturer of injection molded aircraft interior components, molded structural components and part assemblies
Boeing D1-4426 and BAC5321 Class l & ll approved supplier; Advanced processors of hi-heat, highly engineered thermoplastics; ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C
 
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 Aircraft Maintenance Tooling Manufacturer for Boeing, Douglas and Airbus fleets.
AS9100C, ISO 9001:2008
  
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 RapidClaveâ„¢ 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
Tool Gauge Part machining, along with bonding, inserting, polish, paint, coatings for metals and plastics
ISO 9001:2008 / AS9100C
 
 
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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