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Why is Manufacturing Important?

Manufacturing: why is manufacturing so important? What are the benefits of domestic manufacturing? Not only has the issue of reshoring become a hot topic recently, but so has the idea of manufacturing. This October marked the first “National Manufacturing Month,” during which October 5th was officially “National Manufacturing Day.” Additionally, reshoring, and bringing manufacturing back […]

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All Revved Up and Ready to Go!

It’s been an exciting time here at Astro Machine Works! As part of our ongoing commitment to investing in relevant technology to keep ahead of customer needs, we’ve added a Hurco VMX 84 to our equipment list. An increasing demand for larger vertical milled parts was keeping our existing equipment near capacity, and this new […]

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Made in the U.S.A.: How Manufacturing in the U.S. has Benefited Us

U.S. manufacturing and reshoring. Surely, the issue of reshoring, or bringing manufacturing back to the U.S., is something you have heard about by now. Although we at Astro have always been proud to manufacture domestically in America, many other companies throughout the industry are beginning to bring production back from offshore. In fact, according to […]

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Astro Machine Works Upgrades to AS9100: 2009 Certification

Ephrata, PA (8/6/12)Astro Machine Works, Inc. completed upgrade of its Quality Management System to the AS9100C standard in July 2012 and is now certified to both ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009. Previously, Astro Machine Works had been certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100B since December 2009. The assessment was performed by TÜV SÜD America, Inc. in […]

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A Look into the Custom Machine Building Process

The word “forte” is defined as one’s strong suit, or one’s highly advanced characteristics and talents. Every company has a forte—a process or product that defines them and is the highlight of what the company stands for. Why should Astro Machine be any different? Our specialty lies in our custom machine building process. Although our […]

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With Exceptional Value, You Get Exceptional Loyalty

Delivering exceptional value. In its simplicity, this phrase comprises the nuts and bolts of Astro Machine Works. Here at Astro, we strive to provide our customers with the highest quality services and products. It has worked well for us in the 28 years we have been in business—our very first employees are still with the […]

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Astro Machine Works Adds New High Performance CNC Turning Center

(Ephrata, PA) 5/2/12 – Astro Machine Works, Inc. adds a Romi E280 High Performance Multi-Tasking Turning Center. This machine allows us to perform turning, boring, milling and tapping – all in a single setup. This is a true multi-tasking machine, efficiently performing difficult and complex machining processes. The Romi E-Series machine is designed to fit […]

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Astro Machine Works Featured in Modern Machine Shop Magazine

“Moving Forward in Reverse” by Modern Machine Shop Senior Editor, Derek Korn This versatile shop leverages portable CMM technology to steadily grow the reverse engineering portion of its business. Astro Machine Works has achieved record annual sales in each of the last five years. Eric Blow, company president, credits this in part to the shop’s […]

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Astro Machine Works Adds New CNC Turning Center for Increased Machining Capabilities for Large Parts

(Ephrata, PA) 12/20/2011 – Astro Machine Works, Inc. has added a new Fryer Easy Turn CNC Lathe (ET-40) for increased Turning and Milling capacities. This machine features 40” swing, 160” between centers and live tooling. The ET Large Capacity lathe is designed for applications where high rigidity is required and can be custom configured for […]

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Leading Component and Machinery Manufacturer Presents Scholarship Gift

From left to right: Scott Alleman, Machinist, Astro Machine Works; Bill Youndt, Vice President, Astro Machine Works; Tom Dennes, Machine Technology Instructor, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology; Eric Blow, President, Astro Machine Works. (Ephrata, PA) 1/17/11 – – Employees of Astro Machine Works, Inc., a leading products and solutions provider of custom machinery, automation equipment, […]

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