To Our Valued Customers & Clients: In the interest of serving our customer base without interruption, we have committed to weekly status reports surrounding our production schedule and ability to honor our delivery commitments. Accordingly, we are pleased to provide you, our customers, with our second delivery status communication update as we navigate the minute […]

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ERIC BLOW | Special to LNP | LancasterOnline Feb 29, 2020 Eric Blow is President and CEO of Astro Machine Works in Ephrata. February is Career and Technical Education month in Pennsylvania and, as a graduate of the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, I am proud to honor the achievements and accomplishments of […]

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Astro Machine Works, located in Ephrata, PA, has developed a new infographic to illustrate it’s Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) Services. Wire EDM machining is ideally suited for situations requiring low levels of residual stress, minimizing the risk of damage to the workpiece. By enabling hard materials to be wire cut, wire EDM machining eliminates […]

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Precision CNC Machining Astro Machine Works has a very diverse shop, including milling & turning capabilities for diverse needs including prototype development to production runs. This includes CNC and manual lathes which have turning diameters up to 40″ and lengths to 160″ including live tooling. We have milling capabilities to machine surfaces up to 118” […]

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Table of Contents Machining Process for Steel Steel Machining Tips How is Machining Steel Different Than Other Materials? Common Steel Machining Applications Stainless steel offers many benefits, from an attractive finish to high strength and durability. But those come at a cost for the machine and its operator. Steel can be a formidable opponent due […]

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To Our Valued Customers: Each year as the calendar turns, we try to utilize this season as a time of reflection and communication with our customer base. This is a moment for us to offer commentary on the events and accomplishments of the preceding year and to say “Thank You” for the trust and confidence […]

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Brian Paul, Astro Machine Works Project Manager presented Eric Blow, Astro President with a check to be given in the form of a scholarship to a student in the Computer Integrated Machine program at the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Representing Thaddeus Stevens College are Deb Strubel and Alex Surra. This marks the 10th consecutive […]

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Astro Machine Works in Ephrata, PA provides Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) Services. Wire EDM machining is ideally suited for situations requiring low levels of residual stress, minimizing the risk of damage to the workpiece. By enabling hard materials to be wire cut, wire EDM machining eliminates the need for post-machining heat treatment, which in […]

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Table of Contents What is 5-Axis Machining? History of 5-Axis Machining The 5-Axis Machining Process Common Applications for 5-Axis Machining 5-axis machining is an advanced cutting method that creates some of the highest quality parts. It runs with computer numerical control (CNC) technology. While previously reserved for only the highest-budgeted manufacturers, 5-axis machining has come a […]

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Table of Contents Machining Process for Titanium Titanium Machining Tips How is Machining Titanium Different Than Other Materials? Machining Titanium vs Steel Machining Titanium vs Aluminum Common Uses for Machining Titanium Titanium is widely used in a variety of applications due to its versatility and strength. It has a very high strength-to-weight ratio, weighs about […]

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