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The U.S. Manufacturing Industry is Still Going Strong

Paying close attention to the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly report helps top industry leaders analyze how well the manufacturing sector does. It is the leading indicator of commerce, providing an insight into overall performance. Although the manufacturing industry has dipped in the past, it is clearly gaining speed. Bloomberg’s recent reporting on the ISM […]

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Welcoming the “Golden Era:” STEM, the Skills Gap, and Women in Manufacturing

The manufacturing landscape has been fairly dramatic over the past few years. With reshoring becoming a reality and a trend of consequence, conjectures have abounded. Will manufacturing reclaim its stronghold? Will its contribution to the GDP rise? While there are no definitive answers or fool proof estimates, one thing is crystal clear. In order to […]

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The Annual Forecast at Astro Machine Works

2017 is here, and at Astro Machine Works our team is eager to hit the ground running for our customers in the new year. We are starting off strong with all of the enhancements that were implemented in 2016 in place. Today, we have the benefit of a larger space for our assembly, grinding and […]

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Thank You! 2016 Was Yet Another Banner Year!

Every December, we author a press release to recap our accomplishments with our customer base and offer commentary on the events of the preceding twelve months. In retrospect, 2016 proved to be another monumental year in both achievement and improvements aimed at future organizational health and prosperity, as well as additional service offerings for our […]

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Astro Machine Works Makes Strides Throughout 2016

Throughout our three decades of experience, Astro Machine has been committed to strengthening communication with our customers and delivering the highest-quality parts and services. As we enter the holiday season and the year comes to a close, we’d like to take a look back at the strides we’ve made in 2016. We kicked off the […]

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American Made Really Does Matter

Manufacturing has been a hot topic lately, with much scrutiny on the economy, jobs, and skills.   At Astro Machine,  we have spent the last 30 years manufacturing precision parts with our American workforce in Ephrata, PA. In order to highlight American made goods and showcase American manufacturers, one organization is working tirelessly to educate consumers […]

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Astro Machine Works Launches its New Website

Astro Machine Works, located in Ephrata, Pa., is excited to announce the launch of its new website. We have been working to make our site more user-friendly, with information for our customers and prospects on our full capabilities including CNC Machining and Custom Machine Design, Fabrication and Build. In addition, please check back for news […]

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Astro Machine Works Celebrates National Manufacturing Day

The first Friday of every October is National Manufacturing Day. This year it is celebrated on October 7, with over 1,600 events happening across the U.S. The purpose of the day is to showcase modern manufacturing and to get future generations inspired to enter the many fields that make up manufacturing in the U.S. NMD […]

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Competitiveness in American Manufacturing

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Manufacturing creates and produces items on a large scale for a wide variety of industries. For years, there had been a decline in U.S. manufacturing. Today, things are starting to change for the better. It’s estimated that by the year 2020, the U.S. will take the lead spot on the Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index (GMCI). […]

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Industrial Robotics and the Future of Manufacturing

Manufacturing companies constantly strive to produce higher quality products, while trying to be more productive and sustainable with the help of the latest technological trends. Additive processes such as 3-D printing, flexible electronics engineering, and other innovative technologies will define the next generation of consumer devices. Robots are just one of the many new technologies […]

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