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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Table of Contents The Importance of Contract Manufacturing Benefits of Contract Manufacturing Contract Manufacturing vs Private Label Manufacturing When launching a new product, how it is brought to market significantly influences whether the endeavor succeeds or fails. Contract manufacturing is one solution that promises high product and process quality with minimal startup investment cost. In […]

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Astro Machine Works in Ephrata, PA provides Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) Services. Wire EDM machining is ideally suited for situations requiring low levels of residual stress, minimizing the risk of damage to the workpiece. By enabling hard materials to be wire cut, wire EDM machining eliminates the need for post-machining heat treatment, which in […]

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Table of Contents What is 5-Axis Machining? History of 5-Axis Machining The 5-Axis Machining Process Common Applications for 5-Axis Machining 5-axis machining is an advanced cutting method that creates some of the highest quality parts. It runs with computer numerical control (CNC) technology. While previously reserved for only the highest-budgeted manufacturers, 5-axis machining has come a […]

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Table of Contents Machining Process for Titanium Titanium Machining Tips How is Machining Titanium Different Than Other Materials? Machining Titanium vs Steel Machining Titanium vs Aluminum Common Uses for Machining Titanium Titanium is widely used in a variety of applications due to its versatility and strength. It has a very high strength-to-weight ratio, weighs about […]

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When a manufacturing business doesn’t have specific in-house CNC machining abilities, they’ll contract these tasks out to other companies to save money and time. Costs for in-house machining include expensive equipment, experienced workers, and space to house the new operation. In contrast, contract manufacturing can be done with the same level of quality and more […]

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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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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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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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