Table of Contents What is Reverse Engineering? The Reverse Engineering Process What is the Purpose of Reverse Engineering? Over the past 120 years, manufacturers around the world have produced millions of machine products and parts. Due to continual advances in technology, few of these products have remained relevant for more than several years after their […]

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Categories: Engineering

Metals are among the most durable materials on the face of the planet. As such, it has taken noteworthy developments in engineering to mold and shape metal into the machine parts and fixtures you see and use daily. One of the steps employed in metal construction is welding, a process in which a worker melts one piece […]

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Categories: Welding

Eventually, even the most dependable legacy equipment needs new parts. A common issue that comes up when looking to repair or replace legacy equipment is the original manufacturer no longer makes the specific parts, or has closed up shop altogether. In these cases, reverse engineering is often the best way to update machine parts and […]

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Categories: Engineering

Austin Jones, Welding Supervisor at Astro Machine Works, has achieved the AWS (American Welding Society) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification. The American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification involves great responsibility and remarkable skill demonstration in the determination of weld quality according to applicable codes. Welding inspection goes way beyond simply looking at […]

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Categories: Press Releases

The 18th Annual U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) small business forum & Expo will take place this April 16th-18th in Pittsburgh, PA. DOE2019 will focus on how we can strengthen and sustain energy independence. Charlie Smith, the Director of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization for the U.S. Department of Energy will open the ceremony and presentations […]

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Categories: Press Releases

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are designed to simulate human thinking capabilities in order to facilitate complex or repetitive tasks, often providing detailed new insights and allowing users to focus on other aspects of operations. AI programs possess the ability to acquire information, use logical rules to process data, form reasonable solutions based on known variables, […]

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Astro Machine Works, in Ephrata, PA, is set to expand their large vertical machining services with this latest investment; the VTech NF 2223-5223/30 Series Double Column Vertical Machining Center. The machine includes a Fanuc 0iMF Control, has a 6,000 RPM Spindle, with capacities of 126 inch (X-Axis), 90.8 inch (Y-Axis) and 40.2 inch (Z-Axis). The […]

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Categories: Press Releases

Last year, Astro undertook a number of changes that positioned us for even more groundbreaking developments in 2019. We greatly expanded our production capacities with improvements to our welding, fabrication, and machining departments, and we completely rebuilt our business structure to benefit our employees. We aim to continue building on these successes this year as […]

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Categories: News

This year has been both an exciting and productive one for Astro Machine Works. In 2018, we transformed the structure of our business and team while continuously delivering the high-quality solutions our customers count on. As the new year approaches, we’d like to take a look back at some of the highlights of 2018, as […]

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On October 5th, Astro Machine Works proudly celebrated the seventh annual National Manufacturing Day by welcoming high school students to participate in several days of tours and workshops at our facility. Founded in 2012 by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), National Manufacturing Day takes place on the first Friday of every October and highlights […]

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Categories: National Manufacturing Day