Click to Enlarge At Astro Machine Works, we specialize in the design and manufacture of custom machinery and parts. Equipped with over 30 years of industry experience, we have what it takes to produce custom machines, precision CNC machined parts, and reverse engineered components for customers across a wide range of industries. The knowledge and […]

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Table of Contents Machining Process for Steel Steel Machining Tips How is Machining Steel Different Than Other Materials? Common Steel Machining Applications Stainless steel offers many benefits, from an attractive finish to high strength and durability. But those come at a cost for the machine and its operator. Steel can be a formidable opponent due […]

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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 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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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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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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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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