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

Updated: 6/21/2019 The skills gap is a well-known, widespread dilemma across the manufacturing industry. Now that the gap is a mainstream problem, what are the steps industry leaders can take to solve it? The next generation can fill the 2.7 million or so manufacturing jobs that will be vacated by retirees within the next ten […]

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Categories: American Manufacturing, Economy, Engineering, Manufacturing, STEM

This year we expanded our tours for National Manufacturing Day to 4 days and 5 separate tours. Our intent, as explained by Eric Blow, Pres of Astro Machine Works, is to change the perception of manufacturing that both students and parents may have about careers in this field. Careers in Machining, Fabrication, Welding, Assembly and […]

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Categories: American Manufacturing, Economy, Engineering, Manufacturing, National Manufacturing Day, STEM, Women in Manufacturing

Table of Contents Similarities Differences Benefits of CNC Machining Over 3D Printing As technology advances and revolutionizes engineering and machinery, you want to know you’re using the best equipment and leading your business forward. Some of these advancements are in computer numeric control (CNC) machining and 3D printing. They both work with different materials. But […]

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Categories: 3D printing

Here at Astro Machine Works, we’re excited to be gearing up for National Manufacturing Day. This year National Manufacturing Day is the entire first week of October. The week brings attention to modern-day manufacturing, the many jobs available, and discussions relevant to the industry. National Manufacturing Day 2017 In 2012 there were 240 companies participating […]

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Categories: American Manufacturing, Economy, Engineering, Manufacturing, National Manufacturing Day, STEM, Women in Manufacturing

Working in U.S. manufacturing has certain specialized skills compared to other professions; a background in STEM education is helpful in obtaining skills such as instruction in working with machinery and specialized equipment and creative problem-solving skills. A shortage of applicants meeting these qualifications has created a skills gap within the country. Now, many manufacturing companies […]

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Categories: American Manufacturing, Economy, Engineering, Manufacturing, STEM, Women in Manufacturing

Astro Machine Works, located in Ephrata PA, continues to grow and expand to meet customer demand. We will be adding an additional 10,125 feet to our current building #2 in order to expand our Machining, Fabrication and Welding Capacities. This additional space will be split into two 62.5’ wide x 81’ long sections with 30’ […]

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