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U.S. Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Rate in Three Years!

Manufacturing is growing in the United States, and doing so at a faster pace than has been seen since 2014. Here at Astro Machine Works, we want to share the good news with our existing and future customers. The 2017 Surge in the U.S. Manufacturing Industry Bloomberg recently reported a 57.7 reading of the Institute […]

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It’s Not Your Grandad’s Factory Anymore: Tech Takes a Front Seat on the Factory Floor

When some people think of manufacturing, they imagine what it once looked like years ago. Since that time, the industry has changed, and it is no longer what is typically perceived. In the past few decades, there have been incredible improvements and technological advances. Frequently one hears,  “America was built on manufacturing,” and those of […]

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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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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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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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Astro’s State of the Industry Address

To kick off the start of the new year, we thought we would take a look at the state of manufacturing to see where it will be headed. We specialize in providing engineering support and building custom machinery and precision parts, serving a broad range of applications across many industrial sectors. One emerging trend in […]

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Robotics and Manufacturing: The Technology of the Future is Here Today

Remember, not so long ago, when robots lived in the realm of science fiction, cartoons, and/or the very distant future? It seems the future is here, robots are decidedly real, and like it or not, their presence in manufacturing is ever-increasing. In fact, the use of robotics is one of the biggest conversations in manufacturing […]

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