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The Difference Between CNC Machining and 3D Printing

As technology advances and revolutionizes engineering and machinery, you want to know you’re using the best equipment and leading your business forward. Some of these advancements are in computer numeric control (CNC) machining and 3D printing. They both work with different materials. But which one is best for your needs? CNC machining and 3D printing […]

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What Is CNC Machining? An Overview of the CNC Machining Process

CNC machining is a manufacturing process in which pre-programmed computer software dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery. The process can be used to control a range of complex machinery, from grinders and lathes to mills and routers. With CNC machining, three-dimensional cutting tasks can be accomplished in a single set of prompts. Short […]

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Press Release: Astro Machine adds new 5-Axis Machining Capacity

Astro Machine Works, located in Ephrata, Pa., adds an additional 5-axis CNC Machining Center to keep up with increasing demand for our machining services. The INTEGREX i-400 advanced Multi-Tasking machine from Mazak delivers maximum versatility, high precision and throughput for medium to large complex parts. The machine combines the capabilities of a high-powered turning center […]

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Bridging the Manufacturing Skills Gap: The Key to Our Country’s Prosperity

Manufacturing: the backbone of the economy, and the life source of American consumers. It’s responsible for every single thing we rely on daily, from the food we eat to the electronics we count on to the medical devices that save lives. Consider these statistics[1]: In 2013, manufacturers contributed $2.08 trillion to the economy Manufacturers in […]

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A Celebration of American Manufacturing: National Manufacturing Day 2013

These days, much of the conversation about the economy and American manufacturing is focusing on its comeback. A growing trend—and one projected to keep going—is reshoring, or bringing manufacturing back to American soil. In this article, it’s stated that “outsourcing is being challenged by the desire to bring manufacturing jobs back to America…the concept is […]

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Manufacturing – A Relevant Profession for the 21st Century

Manufacturing has evolved well beyond the days of an apprentice learning a manual trade from a master or a low-skilled assembly line worker performing repetitive tasks. Today, manufacturing is a highly technical occupation and requires proficiency in a wide variety of math, computer, and business skills. As manufacturing continues to expand, many companies are finding […]

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Astro is Nominated for a Governor’s ImPAct Award

Another piece of great news for us at Astro Machine Works! MANTEC has nominated us for an ImPAct Award, a program implemented by Governor Tom Corbett to celebrate the companies and individuals who are investing in Pennsylvania and creating jobs. We will be among the nominees at a ceremony being held on May 23, 2013, […]

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And the Honor goes to………..Astro Machine Works, Inc.!

February 13th was a day of celebration here at Astro Machine — that’s when it was announced we were chosen as the Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s “Make it in America Manufacturer of the Week!” We received this honor in recognition of our success at entering new markets, finding new customers, and generating significant new sales. And […]

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Introducing our EDM Capabilities

What better way to start the year than with new services to add to our already long list of capabilities? How else to bolster our EDM offerings than adding the newest and latest in machines? With the introduction of the Sodick AQ5371 Wire EDM machine, Astro Machine is doing just that. As EDM work has […]

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Astro’s Goals for 2013

Happy New Year! As 2013 begins, all of us here at Astro Machine Works look forward to the year ahead. This past year, we celebrated another record year in sales and production for six years running, and since records are made to be broken, we hope to continue that in 2013. Take a quick look […]

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