Updated: 8/7/2020 To Our Valued Customers & Clients, Throughout this unprecedented pandemic, we have committed to exceptional communication with our customers both openly and often. Today we are updating a previous communication from May 1, 2020 to keep you well-informed on our Coronavirus mitigation efforts and our level of resilience to continue unrestricted operations. Most […]

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To Our Valued Customers & Clients: In the interest of serving our customer base without interruption, we have committed to weekly status reports surrounding our production schedule and ability to honor our delivery commitments. Accordingly, we are pleased to provide you, our customers, with our second delivery status communication update as we navigate the minute […]

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ERIC BLOW | Special to LNP | LancasterOnline Feb 29, 2020 Eric Blow is President and CEO of Astro Machine Works in Ephrata. February is Career and Technical Education month in Pennsylvania and, as a graduate of the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, I am proud to honor the achievements and accomplishments of […]

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Precision CNC Machining Astro Machine Works has a very diverse shop, including milling & turning capabilities for diverse needs including prototype development to production runs. This includes CNC and manual lathes which have turning diameters up to 40″ and lengths to 160″ including live tooling. We have milling capabilities to machine surfaces up to 118” […]

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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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To Our Valued Customers: Each year as the calendar turns, we try to utilize this season as a time of reflection and communication with our customer base. This is a moment for us to offer commentary on the events and accomplishments of the preceding year and to say “Thank You” for the trust and confidence […]

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Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are designed to simulate human thinking capabilities in order to facilitate complex or repetitive tasks, often providing detailed new insights and allowing users to focus on other aspects of operations. AI programs possess the ability to acquire information, use logical rules to process data, form reasonable solutions based on known variables, […]

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This year has been both an exciting and productive one for Astro Machine Works. In 2018, we transformed the structure of our business and team while continuously delivering the high-quality solutions our customers count on. As the new year approaches, we’d like to take a look back at some of the highlights of 2018, as […]

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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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CNC machining is a manufacturing process in which pre-programmed computer software dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery. The process can be used to control a range of complex machinery, from grinders and lathes to mills and routers. With CNC machining, three-dimensional cutting tasks can be accomplished in a single set of prompts. Short […]

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