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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This October, Astro Machine Works is excited to celebrate National Manufacturing Day with a series of educational activities planned for students during the first week of the month. Designed to teach students about the career opportunities available in manufacturing, these events will bring students to Astro Machine Works’ facilities to meet our staff and see […]

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Table of Contents Understanding The EDM Process Benefits And Applications of Wire EDM Unique Advantages of Working with Wire EDM Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a manufacturing process that implements electrical sparks to form a metal shape. Because of these sparks, EDM is also sometimes referred to as spark machining. In this process, the desired […]

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Guided by a lasting commitment to American businesses, the Made in America Movement works to inspire American companies to source from American manufacturers and return offshored jobs to American workers. In the process, it hopes to ensure the health of American manufacturing, and advance the small businesses that comprise so much of the American economy. […]

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Astro Machine Works has now achieved an upgrade of its Quality Management System by TUV SUD America to ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D effective 5/9/2018. The 2015 version of ISO 9001 is less prescriptive than its predecessors and focuses on performance. Some of the key changes include: High-Level Structure of 10 clauses is implemented. Now all […]

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June marks National Safety Month, an annual event that aims to raise awareness of the leading causes of injury and death at work and at home. As the number of work-associated falls and deaths continues to rise, it’s become more important than ever to eliminate occupational hazards. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics […]

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Categories: American Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Safety

Attending a four-year college is still considered the be-all and all-end for many of today’s high school students, and trade schools across the country are feeling the effects of this mentality. This is a shame, considering the huge need for skilled workers in many different trade fields. Carpenters, construction workers, electricians, nurses, plumbers, machinists, and […]

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Categories: American Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Trade School

The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), is proud to present the 17th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo at the Westin Galleria Houston in Houston, TX, May 22-24, 2018. The hosts of DOE2018 are expecting a large turn-out as usual. Energy, defense, and science industry experts will […]

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Categories: American Manufacturing, Energy, Manufacturing

Ephrata, PA – Astro Machine Works, an industry leader in the manufacturing of custom automation machinery and CNC machining is now 100% employee owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Trust, giving all current and future employees full ownership of the company. Astro Machine will continue to operate under its existing Open Book Management […]

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