January 2014

Dear Friends:

All of us here wish all of you there the very Happiest of New Years. May 2014 be a good one for you and yours.3-d printer

It was cool, we thought, last Summer when we got our first 3-D printer that printed up to 6" x 6" x 6"! Actually makes a 3-D model of the drawing you scanned into it. Unreal to see it in action ...

About the same time we somehow got in on the ground floor of a start-up company that proposed creating a 3-D printer that would produce parts 24" x 24" x 24". Yes - 2' x 2' x 2' - huge! Last month the behemoth arrived. It works great for prototypes, no more waiting weeks for SLA models, and could well be used in the future for limited production runs of custom parts. We're excited!

With humility we remember our late, fabulous friend and fellow employee, Hector Tovar. He departed 9/10/2000, at age 37. We annually award a trophy to an employee who best represents his fine qualities. At our Christmas lunch I am pleased to tell you we honored our long-time CFO Jean Rowe and Quality Control Inspector Elena Castañeda.

Douglas A. J. Mockett