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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Although there are nuclear energy plants around the world which operate successfully, there is often a stigma attached to nuclear energy in the United States. But when it comes down to it, workplace accidents in the nuclear sector are below the yearly average of those in the oil and gas, agriculture, and constructions industries. Nuclear […]

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Since July 2017, we’ve been working hard on our latest expansion effort. With business growing, the extension is the best way to take on more capacity and meet our growing customer demands. Located in Ephrata, PA, Astro Machine Works has added an additional 10,125 feet to building #2. The addition is a tremendous opportunity to […]

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Categories: American Manufacturing, Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing

With skilled workers in short supply, training and apprenticeship programs within companies are becoming more important than ever; this is most evident in the Manufacturing Sector. For employers, there are many benefits. About In-House Training Rather than looking only to colleges for training, many organizations are choosing to provide in-house courses and apprenticeships. This gives […]

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Categories: American Manufacturing, Apprenticeship Programs, Engineering, Government Funded Programs, Manufacturing, STEM

The manufacturing industry saw steady growth at the end of 2017. With 2018 here, what should our sector expect to see in the upcoming months? An Evaluation of Industry Growth Expectations of growth in 2018 will pertain to sectors such as medical, pharmaceutical, food processing, government, aerospace, electronics, telecommunications, packaging, general manufacturing, and more. More […]

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Categories: 3D printing, American Manufacturing, Economy, Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing, News, Robotics, STEM, Sustainability, Sustainable Manufacturing

2017 has been a year of growth, both here at Astro Machine Works and within the manufacturing industry at large. It has been one of the strongest years yet; we proudly expanded our facility, attended well-known industry trade shows, supported National Manufacturing Day. In addition to all that, we continue to recognize and support industry […]

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Categories: 3D printing, American Manufacturing, Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing, National Manufacturing Day, STEM, Women in Manufacturing