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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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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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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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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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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