Table of Contents What is EDM? The Two Main Types of EDM Machines Capabilities and Applications Components of EDM Machines In the machining business, it’s often possible to use traditional cutting tools, like grinders and end mills, to create parts and other items with particular shapes. But what about when the usual cutting tools aren’t […]

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Categories: American Manufacturing, Manufacturing

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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Categories: American Manufacturing, Manufacturing

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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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

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