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Machining


Astro Manufacturing and Design has the in-house talent and technology to handle all your general machining needs. From 5-axis CNC machining to boring mills, Astro Manufacturing and Design is committed to providing a full range of machining service: With an array of OD and IDgrinding, honing, milling, and turning machines, we provide superior precision machining to accommodate your individual requirements.And with our skilled machinists providing exacting tolerances on precision parts, no project is too large or complex. Please click on a category below to drill down.
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CNC Machining


At Astro Manufacturing and Design, we’re committed to meeting all your manufacturing needs. Our 3-, 4-, and 5-axis CNC machining services ensure that you receive the best in service and quality, whether you require precision parts, rapid turnaround, or have close tolerance needs. With our CNC machining, we provide CNC milling, turning, and grinding to accommodate a wide range of projects: Our CNC machining services are designed to handle everything from functional prototypes to plastic and metal components.

Many of our CNC machining milling machines are equipped with a fourth axis turntable so we can provide large volumes, and our CNC lathes feature live tooling to allow milling and tapping. Our in-house technology and our dedication to maintaining up-to-date and state-of-the-art machines ensures our CNC machining services are always one step ahead. To learn more about CNC machining with Astro Manufacturing and Design, please explore our CNC milling, CNC turning, and CNC grinding categories.
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EDM


Astro Manufacturing and Design understands the importance of product performance. That’s why our electrical discharge machining (EDM) services are designed to create complex shapes and components without sacrificing precision, quality, or performance. Featuring two EDM processes, wire EDM and sinker EDM, we provide our customers with the latest wire and sinker EDM technology. Our family of EDM machines is equipped to handle a wide variety of projects, all while maximizing cost savings.

Because our EDM processes are CNC controlled and our EDM machines feature multiple axes, we’re capable of cutting internal cavities in addition to simple and complex geometries, and we can achieve a high level of dimensional accuracy. Wire EDM services are typically designed to cut thick materials, and to manufacture products (such as tools and dies), from hard materials. Sinker EDM processes are typically used to machine complex components, with difficult angles, shapes, and sizes, including 3D components. To learn more about each of these EDM services, please explore our wire EDM and sinker EDM categories.
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Fabricating


Astro Manufacturing and Design is pleased to feature a range of fabrication services, both large and small. We feature general welding and sheet metal fabrication, as well as laser cutting, water jet cutting, and heavy fabricating services.

With more than 10 welding stations, we’re equipped to handle applications ranging from production welding to close tolerance work— our versatile machines enable us to handle short and medium production runs. Our highly skilled welders ensure each project is executed with skill and precision, guaranteeing excellent performance. From simple weldments to large frames, Astro Manufacturing and Design can fabricate your project in-house. And with an entire department specializing in heavy fabricating and welding, we’re certain we’ll find the solution that’s right for you.

To learn more about these fabrication services, as well as sheet metal fabrication, laser cutting, and water jet cuttingplease click on a category below.
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Plastics


With plastic services such as 5-axis CNC routing and fabrication, Astro Manufacturing and Design features an array of services to accommodate your plastic needs. Whether you’re looking for urethane molding, vacuum forming, or thermoforming, Astro Manufacturing and Design has got you covered. Please select a category below for more information.
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Rapid Prototyping


At Astro Manufacturing and Design, we understand that all great projects begin with a sound idea. We’re pleased to feature rapid prototyping services, so you can hit the ground running and see you design in action. With services such as stereolithography and selective laser sintering, you’ll be able to test drive your design for fit and functionality. To learn more about our services, please click on general prototyping or rapid prototyping below.
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Painting


Astro Manufacturing and Design offers several different painting and powder coating services, including silk screening, conformal coating, powder coating, and more. To find out which service is best for you, please select a category below to learn more.
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Engineering


Our multi-disciplined engineering team specializes in design and development, automation systems, machine building, reverse engineering, value engineering and design for manufacturability (DFM). We can take a project from concept to design to production.
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Assembly


One of the most important growth areas of our business in the past several years has been in assembly work. In today's business environment, more and more companies are focusing on their core competencies and outsourcing work that does not fit into these competencies. Often, assembly work is considered for such outsourcing. This is where Astro Manufacturing & Design shines. We can deliver a wide range of assembly services, from special one-of-a-kind automation machinery to ongoing, low to medium volume production assembly. Our flexible assembly methodology gives you economical, timely and consistent results on your assembly or subassembly
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Inspection


As an element of our overall quality management system, Astro Manufacturing quality planning includes inspection at key points within our manufacturing processes. Whether performed by our skilled machinists or by our trained and dedicated inspection personnel, physical inspections are used to help ensure that only parts within specification are passed on to our customers. As part of our ISO 9001:2000 system, Astro has documented company quality plans and inspection procedures. We also utilize statistical sampling plans and, where applicable, statistical process controls. In all cases, when customers specify flow-down quality requirements, including inspection requirements, the customer's specifications are adapted for the required work and these supercede Astro's internal requirements.
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Industries Served


Over the years, Astro Manufacturing & Design has completed a multitude of manufacturing projects for businesses in a wide variety of industries.
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General Machining


Astro Manufacturing and Design has the in-house talent and machinery to handle all of your general machining needs. More than 30 general machinists with an average career span of 15 years are dedicated to providing you with superior precision and general machining service. No matter how large or complex the project, we'll provide you with fast, accurate service every time.

Our highly skilled machinists have access to more than 80 Bridgeports, featuring computerized digital readouts. Using this state-of-the-art technology and general machining processes, we can machine parts to your unique specifications.

We also use over 15 precision metalworking lathes, including Hardinge precision machines. This equipmentallows us ...
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CNC Milling


Astro Manufacturing and Design’s CNC Milling department is rapidly expanding: With new 5-axis CNC equipment, constant upgrades, and over 22 machining centers, our CNC milling services can produce parts with dimensions as large as parts with dimensions as large as 80” (x-axis) by 52” (y-axis) by 54” (z-axis) on pallets as large as 40” x 40”..

To handle high-volumes and precision parts with a single set-up, most of our CNC milling centers are equipped with a fourth axis turntable. This creative fixturing is also used with air actuated clamping systems, to speed part load and unload, and to reduce the number of set-ups on many CNC milling jobs.

We’re happy to accommodate a range of materials, and our crew of skilled ...
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CNC Turning


Astro Manufacturing and Design offers fast and accurate CNC turning services. Our growing CNC turning department consists of many state-of-the-art CNC lathes, and our experienced machinists have the knowledge and training to program even the most complex turning operations. The result: Unparalleled CNC turning service, and accurate, precision parts.

Most of our lathes are equipped with live tooling, enabling us to perform both milling and tapping operations on CNC lathes. Because CNC turning can be integrated with CNC milling, we’re capable of working with complex shapes and a variety of materials. For you, this means reduced costs and rapid production turnaround, for all your CNC turning projects.

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CNC Grinding


To meet your close tolerance needs, Astro Manufacturing and Design offers a full range of precision CNC grinding. Our grinding machinists can surface grind parts up to 38" long and offer O.D / I.D grinding up to 18" in diameter.

We handle your entire CNC grinding project in-house. This helps ensure you receive the excellent service you'd expect from an ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturing facility. With our experienced CNC grinders and our state-of-the-art grinding equipment you can rest assured that your finished parts will be of the highest quality. To learn more about our CNC grinding services, please see below.
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Wire EDM


At Astro Manufacturing and Design, we're committed to providing our customers with the latest in cutting-edge technology and machining. With this in mind, Astro Manufacturing and Design has invested heavily in Electrical Discharge Machinery (EDM) technology. We use a complete family of EDM machinery that will accommodate a wide variety of needs—all with CNC capabilities. With both wire EDM and sinker EDM processes, we’ll find the right approach for your unique project.

Wire EDM is ideal for producing complex designs on hardened materials, and our advanced wire EDM capabilities include a range of high-speed production machines. These wire EDM machines offer cutting areas of up to 48” x 25” x 16” in height. For your special needs, ...
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Sinker EDM


Astro Manufacturing and Design strives to be at the forefront of advanced machining services. That's why we've invested heavily in EDM technology. In addition to our wire EDM services, Astro Manufacturing and Designalso offers precision sinker EDM services.

With sinker EDM technology, Astro Manufacturing and Design can manufacture parts of unimaginable complexity—even with the most rigid materials. Astro Manufacturing and Design's CNC sinker EDM machines enable us to machine complex profiles into a surface, or add threads within a fully hardened part.

We employ a wide assortment of sinker EDM machines to cover a range of close tolerance parts, from very small components to those requiring working areas as large as 19” ...
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CNC Swiss Turning


With its extensive in-house capabilities, Astro Manufacturing & Design can truly handle almost any requirements you can imagine. For those projects that require small precise turning, Astro uses its high tech CNC Swiss Style Lathes.

These computer-networked machines use eight machining axes and live tooling for milling and tapping operations. These technologies allow Astro to consistently achieve machining tolerances within ± 0.0001". The end result of this advanced system of machining: Our customers gain increased product quality while the overall of producing the product or part is reduced.

Our experienced machinists and engineers can also help you save money by suggesting design improvements that will allow for ...
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CMM Inspection


In addition to a wide variety of inspection tools and equipment, Astro Manufacturing and Design offers Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) inspection, including a fully programmable Zeiss system capable of extreme accuracy.

CMM inspection can be used to provide dimensional measurement, profile measurement, angularity measurement, depth mapping, and more—our CMM inspection machines are capable of handing diverse applications and providing you with precise results. Our advanced probing system and commitment to the latest technology ensures that we provide fast and accurate CMM inspection service, to accommodate all your needs.To learn more about our CMM inspection services, please see below.
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Boring Mills


Astro Manufacturing and Design has the in-house resources to handle all of your large machining requirements. Our extensive collection of state-of-the-art machinery, including boring mills, and ourhighly skilled machinists allow us to provide you with superior boring service and precision parts.

Our boring mill department has several horizontal boring mills that can easily handle parts requiring a work envelope as large as 60" x 80" x 120". Using this boring mill machinery, we can quickly and accurately machine your parts to meet your unique specifications. To learn more about our boring mill service, please see below.
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Sheet Metal Fabricating


Astro Manufacturing and Design can meet all of your prototyping and production needs with complete sheet metal fabricating services that include quick delivery on small quantity prototypes, close tolerance fabrications and high volume production runs. Our sheet metal fabricating services include all phases of forming, punching, shearing and welding—from light gauge work of 0.005" material thickness to heavy gauge plate and frame construction.

Astro Manufacturing and Design offers precision sheet metal fabrication for a wide variety of customers,including the medical, aerospace, automotive, and consumer product industries. Our highly skilled sheet metal fabricators excel in early development prototyping and can work closely ...
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General Welding


When you need precision welding for your products, look no further than Astro Manufacturing and Design. We have the in-house capabilities to successfully complete general welding applications, ranging from close tolerance work requiring extensive fixturingto production welding.We also offer 2-station robotic welding to further enable continuous, simultaneous production, in an effort to save you time and money.

Astro Manufacturing and Design's welding department goes the extra mile when it comes to appearance and performance by welding to exacting specifications. Regardless of the size and complexity of your general welding project, anything from simple weldments to large frames can be fabricated in-house. Our general welding ...
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Laser Cutting


For high quality parts in a fraction of the time required by conventional cutting processes, Astro offers advanced laser-cutting technology.

Astro's laser cutting service is a fast, efficient way to produce parts because it requires little to no fixture costs. Combining state-of-the-art technology with the expertise of skilled fabricators, Astro produces high quality products in a fraction of the time. Our laser cutting technology can produce parts with even the most complex shapes and sizes, and since no hard tooling is required, your costs and turnaround times are decreased considerably.

Astro's laser cutting services are ideal for fulfilling your prototyping and production needs. Intricate parts can be cut quickly and ...
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Heavy Fabricating


Astro Manufacturing and Design also has an entire department dedicated exclusively to heavy fabrication and welding. Our complete heavy fabrication capabilities include metal forming, shearing, laser cutting and welding services. We combine quality and experience to provide virtually any size heavy fabrication project, from prototype to production runs, ranging from small weldmentsto heavy plate fabrications, structural assemblies, and heavy-duty frame construction. Our certified welders are experienced in carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel and most alloys.We also offer heavy fabrication machining services ranging from small milling work to large boring mill operations. To learn more about heavy fabrication with Astro Manufacturing ...
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Weldments


Please see the Heavy Fabricating Section for more information.
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Water Jet

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To keep up with the ever-changing demands of our customers, our Fabricating Division has purchased a new water jet machine.This abrasive waterjet has a work envelope of 72" x 144" and its versatility can cut virtually any material, including metals, composites, and stones, with a cutting accuracy of +/- 0.003 ranging in thicknesses of 1/8 " to 3".

Water jet cutting is unique in that it makes use of abrasive substances to facilitate water erosion, a process that is typically useful for materials that are sensitive to high temperatures and other machining methods. But water jets are capable of much more: Because the water jet cutting stream can easily be modified to suit the application, a water jet machine can execute water jet ...
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CNC Routing


Astro Manufacturing and Designoffers four five-axis CNC routers to accommodate all of your CNC routing needs. Primarily for use with plastics, our CNC routers are also appropriate for routing metals. The table size of each CNCrouter is 5' x 10', but they may be split to create independent 5' x 5' surfaces. The bridge height of each routing machine is 36" and all CNC routers have double ended router motors with dotco air routers attached to the side, enabling us to hold 3 different tools for part processing. As a result of the efficiency and precision of our CNC routing machines, we’re capable of providing fast and accurate CNC routing service. To learn more about CNC routing with Astro Manufacturing and Design, please see below.
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Plastic Fabricating


To meet your early development needs and production requirements, Astro Manufacturing, Inc. offers plastic fabricating services that quickly and efficiently deliver prototypes and short-run production components. We use advanced CNC machinery and laser cutting equipment to fabricate the highest precision parts attainable.
Astro's design engineers will support your staff throughout the entire course of your project. They'll work with you to solve design problems and recommend an efficient solution. All of this is done to guarantee your components are manufactured to the highest standards. Yours!

If you need a complete product development or plastic fabricating solution, Astro can manage your entire project - from ...
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Urethane Molding


Astro Manufacturing and Design offers state-of-the-art urethane molding services that can create urethane models emulating a variety of specialized properties. Our urethane molding materials include water clear urethanes, polypropylenes, and other materials such as ABS. And with over 50 different types of molding material,including water clear urethanes, polypropylenes, and materials such as ABS, we’re sure we’ll find the solution that’s right for you.

An economical alternative to other costly molding processes, urethane molding provides cost effective solutions for the medical, electronic, automotive, toy, and food service industries. The urethane molding process is innovative, enabling us to replicate complex shapes, fine ...
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Vacuum Forming and Thermo Forming


In comparison to other costly molding processes, Astro offers vacuum and thermoforming services that can significantly lower product and associated tooling costs. Vacuum Forming allows for high strength to weight ratios, efficient and quick prototyping and effective color and texture forming. Astro's highly skilled vacuum formers and technicians combine the skills of vacuum forming with the advantages of 3-D design software to provide you with precision products at competitive prices. We have the capacity for both small and large production runs and we can form products using a variety of materials, including clear and translucent plastics. Over the years, we have helped companies produce a number of innovative products, including control ...
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General Prototyping


Astro Manufacturing and Designhas the in-house talent and technology to offer a broad range of general prototyping services. We can take your concept or idea, and quickly and cost-effectively turn it into a durable, precision prototype, from a simple model to a fully functional product or assembly.

We'll maintain complete control throughout the course of your general prototyping project. Astro Manufacturing and Design's experienced engineers will work with you to develop an optimum prototyping design. Then, our highly skilled machinists will quickly manufacture your prototype to meet your exact specifications. Finally, our in-house assemblers will assemble your prototype in a timely manner. To learn more about general ...
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Rapid Prototyping


Astro Manufacturing and Design understands the importance of a sound design. That’s why we feature several rapid prototyping services, so you can test-drive a model before committing to a large-scale production run. With two primary rapid prototyping services, stereolithography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS), we offer a multitude of prototyping options.

Our SLA rapid prototyping service is well-suited to producing master models and patterns for molding techniques, while our SLS rapid prototyping service is well-suited to models that require functional testing, durability, and high heat deflection temperature. Regardless of your application, Astro Manufacturing and Design will find the right rapid prototyping solution for your unique project. To learn more about rapid prototyping with Astro Manufacturing and Design, please select from the rapid prototyping service categories below.
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Stereolithography (SLA)


Astro Manufacturing & Design delivers fast, accurate prototypes and models using advanced stereolithography technology. This rapid prototyping process creates a physical object from a 3-D CAD file by using a computer-controlled laser to cure photosensitive resin, layer by layer, creating a finished part literally in hours.
Not only is SLA a fast method for developing prototypes, it's highly accurate as well - boasting tolerances within 0.005". You can rest assured that your finished prototype will be crisp, accurate and highly detailed.

Rapid prototyping with SLA is ideal for concept models and master patterns for molding techniques. It is also a great way to test your product design before going into high volume production - ...
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Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)


For prototypes or models that require durability and high heat deflection temperature, Astro offers selective laser sintering services that quickly and cost effectively create parts from your 3-D files. Selective laser sintering (SLS) uses a CO2 laser to fuse powder-based materials together, layer-by-layer, creating a solid object within hours.
Sintered prototypes are perfect for functional testing of almost any application, and they closely represent the physical properties of the production material. Astro's SLS machinery can create highly complex parts with a wide variety of materials.

SLS is both a fast method for developing prototypes and an extremely accurate physical representation of your product design. The strong, ...
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Silk Screening


Astro Manufacturing & Design combines precision, artistry and technology to provide the highest quality silk screening available. We have silk screened countless company logos, layouts, part diagrams and more for a variety of industries.
You can choose from our numerous standard colors, or we can develop custom colors specifically for your project. Astro has the capability to silkscreen using a variety of substrates and materials, including plastics, vinyl, decals, stainless steel, aluminum and painted metals.

We create all artwork and screens in-house and to your precise specifications. If your project requires, we can even provide a one-day turnaround, regardless of whether you're starting from scratch or have camera-ready ...
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Conformal Coating


Astro offers specialized conformal coating for circuit boards and other electronic components as needed for your specific application.
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MIL-Spec Painting


Astro Manufacturing, Inc. performs painting operations to a wide variety of Mil-Spec requirements for the USArmy, US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps.
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Powder Coating


Astro Manufacturing, Inc. utilizes a "batch" system for powder coating work and offers low temperature, high temperature, polyester and epoxy powder coatings.
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Wet Coating


Astro Manufacturing, Inc. offers virtually all types of wet coatings, including:
  • water base
  • enamels
  • low solids
  • high solids
  • polyurethane coatings
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Automation Systems


Astro Manufacturing and Design can design and build advanced automation systems to decrease cycle times and increase part quality, and we also feature automated testing systems. We provide complete design and build services, ranging from single station assembly machines to full automation systems requiring multi-component integration and assembly.
Our experienced engineers will work closely with you to develop the most cost effective, high output / low defect system for your test or assembly needs. Then, our skilled machinists and fabricators will manufacture, assemble, and test your system to your specifications.

With its extensive in-house resources, Astro Manufacturing and Design can maintain complete control of your ...
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Machine Building


Whether you are seeking a test system, automation equipment, packaging equipment or equipment for some other specialized application, Astro will work with you to design and build a machine that meets your needs at a cost that fits your budget. Whether it is a modification or upgrade to your present equipment or a new design, Astro has the experience and personnel to build the machine you need.

Astro can either design and build a specialized automation machine or line to meet a specific customer need or build a machine to existing customer design and specifications.
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Electro Mechanical Design


Astro Engineering offers design capabilities that incorporate both electrical and mechanical design as needed to build automation systems, automated test equipment, etc. for any specific customer requirement. We also offer reverse engineering on existing systems or system components.
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System Integration


Astro engineering can integrate new equipment designed and built at our facility into your existing line. We are experienced in design, programming and integration of PLC and computer-based control systems and can design and build stand-alone equipment or equipment that directly integrates and complements your existing facilities and equipment.
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Product Development


Our engineering team can also provide assistance in developing high quality new products that are both marketable and manufacturable. Our experienced product designers will work closely with you to transform your product idea into a finished product. Every step of the way, they'll help you improve your speed to market and reduce tooling, labor and manufacturing costs.

Astro has developed high quality products for numerous companies in the consumer, commercial, medical and automotive industries. We draw from this rich experience to suggest improvements to your overall product design. For instance, Astro will consider alternative manufacturing techniques and detail a process-friendly part - all in hopes of reducing your costs. The end ...
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Turn Key Systems


Astro can take your concept to reality, working merely from your thoughts and ideas. The resulting design will be fully documented with engineering drawings, bills of materials and specifications and the equipment will be fabricated, assembled, tested and exercised in a final "run-off" totally within our facilities. At your option, your equipment can also be installed by Astro at your facility.
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Testing Equipment


Astro has the capability to design and build complex test systems integrating PLC applications and other technologies to ensure the efficiency and accuracy that you require in automated testing of your components or products. Inspection functions required can be integrated through the use of many technologies, including machine vision systems.
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Reverse Engineering


The Astro Model Development engineering team also provides convenient reverse engineering services. Using our portable CMM inspection devices, we can capture the specifications of an existing model or component, such as a casting, forging, machined part, or assembly, and create a mathematical representation (CAD model) of it.

Depending on your needs, Astro can then test, verify, and solve any quality or fit issues you may have. Measurements taken with the portable CMM inspection device can be used to create CAD files for complex internal detail.
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Value Engineering


Let Astro Engineering review your design for cost reduction opportunities. Because we have in-depth experience as a manufacturer and precision machining house, we can critique designs using DFM as a guideline. Frequently our analysis leads to design or material change input that can significantly reduce the cost of manufacturing your product.
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Build To Print


If you are looking for someone to perform assembly work using your design and your drawings, Astro is an excellent choice. We are experienced in performing assembly work ranging from very simple assemblies to complex medical system components. We perform production assembly work on assemblies as complex as medical MRI patient support couches, CT patient support couches, surgical simulator systems, medical radiation collimators, military pump assemblies, etc., all built to customer designs and customer production schedules.
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Custom Assembly


Let Astro design and build your product, based upon your specifications and design parameters. Our engineering design group can design products and systems and our assembly operations can produce them for you. From single units to production quantities, Astro can meet your demands. Our custom designed assemblies include full engineering drawings and bills of material.
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Electrical/Mechanical/Electrical-Mechanical Assembly


Whether your assembly work is primarily electrical, primarily mechanical or an electrical-mechanical combination, Astro has the skills and experience to meet your assembly needs. We have dedicated assembly areas focused on the type of work required. From wire panels to complex medical assemblies, and everything in between.
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Sub-Assembly/Final Assembly


Whether your assembly needs are for sub-assembly systems and components or complete final assembly work, Astro has the experience and capability to meet your needs.
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Flat Component Scanning


Astro uses specialized equipment for fast and accurate inspection of flat components used in fabrication. Parts are simply placed on a glass screen and electronically scanned and measured. This process helps to ensure fabrication components within specification every time.
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High Precision


At Astro, our commitment to the manufacturing of tight tolerance, precision components requires inspection tools and equipment with very close tolerance capability. Whether we are verifying medical components, aerospace components, military system components or any other component that has to be "perfect", you can be assured that we have the right device and right people to do the job.
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Manual CMM


The Astro Quality Assurance team uses high accuracy manual CMMs to supplement a battery of height gages, micrometers, comparators, and other indicator tools to perform 1st piece, in-process and final inspections as specified to ensure the quality of what we produce.
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Surface Plate Layouts


The nature of the work that we do frequently requires complete surface plate layout inspections with full inspection documentation to ensure our customers that we have the manufacturing process refined for the production of critical components. Surface plates are located in our quality assurance labs and, in some cases, on the manufacturing floor for convenient availability to those assigned critical verification work.
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Programmable CMM


Astro uses extremely accurate programmable CMMs to perform extremely critical inspection work. When specified by our quality plans, components are programmed and routed through this equipment to ensure the required accuracy. In addition to inspecting our production, we also make programmed inspection available to our customers as a service at a nominal cost.
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Medical/Bio-Medical


Astro is deeply involved in the production of components and assemblies for the medical and bio-medical industries. In addition to our division dedicated to implantables, we produce collimator components used in cancer treatment systems, complete surgical simulator systems, complete patient support couches for CT scanners systems, complete collimators for CT scanner systems, PET scanner components, MRI patient support couches and Nuclear Medicine system components. We also perform cosmetic refurbishment of medical system components, including CT scanner gantries. Our customers for these products include internationally known medical corporations.
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Implantable Medical Devices


Astro has a dedicated manufacturing facility for the production of orthopedic implantables used in neck and spine surgery. We have also produced components for use in the development of artificial human hearts.
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Aerospace and Military


Astro produces aerospace and military components for some of the larger companies in the United States, including NASA.. Production includes aircraft generator housings, aircraft wheel and brake components, aircraft starter housings, specialized aircraft drive system shafts and components, missile components, torpedo components and even parts destined for International Space Station applications.
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Automotive


Although Astro does not produce parts used in automobiles, a large portion of our business is dedicated to the production of specialized tooling and equipment used by the automobile industry. This includes the production of specialized automation and test systems used in the manufacturing of vehicle components.
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Telecommunications


Telecomm projects have been coming into Astro in increasing numbers over the years. We've recently prototyped and performed full production runs of sheet metal rack systems, copper coils, cabinets and switching mechanisms for large telecomm corporations.
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Consumer Specialized Products


Astro offers a variety of manufacturing services used by many consumer industries. We produce components and/or build systems used for material handling, bottling, packaging and transporting materials and product.
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Other Painting Services


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Inspection


As an element of our overall quality management system, Astro Manufacturing quality planning includes inspection at key points within our manufacturing processes. Whether performed by our skilled machinists or by our trained and dedicated inspection personnel, physical inspections are used to help ensure that only parts within specification are passed on to our customers. As part of our ISO 9001:2000 system, Astro has documented company quality plans and inspection procedures. We also utilize statistical sampling plans and, where applicable, statistical process controls. In all cases, when customers specify flow-down quality requirements, including inspection requirements, the customer's specifications are adapted for the required work and ...
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Assembly


One of the most important growth areas of our business in the past several years has been in assembly work. In today's business environment, more and more companies are focusing on their core competencies and outsourcing work that does not fit into these competencies. Often, assembly work is considered for such outsourcing. This is where Astro Manufacturing & Design shines. We can deliver a wide range of assembly services, from special one-of-a-kind automation machinery to ongoing, low to medium volume production assembly. Our flexible assembly methodology gives you economical, timely and consistent results on your assembly or subassembly
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Cable Assemblies and Wire Harnesses


In addition to the many other capabilities that Astro Manufacturing and Design can provide, our experienced cable assembly and wire harness division can supply what you need, either as a separate requirement, or as part of a large package, kit, assembly, or final product. We’re equipped to handle high or low volumes, discrete wire needs, and more. To learn more about our cable assemblies and wire harnesses, please see the information below.
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Cable Assemblies and Wire Harnesses


The Astro Advantage!
In addition to the many other capabilities that the Astro organization can provide, our experienced cable assembly and wire harness division can supply what you need…either as a separate requirement, or as part of a large package, kit, assembly, or final product. High or low volume…Discrete wire…multi-conductor cable…flat ribbon cable…large and complex, or small and simple…electromechanical assemblies…panels and power supplies…coax cable…customer specified components and wire. This shows that we are truly the Single Source Solution for ALL of your manufacturing needs.
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Vacuum Formed Plastic Parts for Vehicles and Trucks


Using high-strength UV stable plastic, we vacuum formed plastic components for use in automotive applications. Tight tolerances were held and the components were manufactured to meet EPA emission control requirements. The color was selected to match the specific application. The final plastic formed parts are heat-resistant, and can withstand an engine’s high temperatures.
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5 Axis Routing of Plastic Components


In order to create 5 axis routing of plastic components, we used several different processes. First, we employed 5 axis machining, and then we custom manufactured vacuum fixtures for work holding. CAM programming was an essential part of the project, and the customer supplied CAD models and prints. The work holding fixture was designed on site. Upon completion, the 5 axis routing of plastic components measured 5 feet long, 10 feet wide, and 3 feet tall.
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Left Ventricular Assist Device as an Alternate Heart Pump


Made from one piece of titanium, this LVAD heart pump was designed for orthopedic and cardiovascular applications. Several steps were involved in manufacturing the device, most notably 5 axis machining and efficiency optimization, in which we vertically integrated manufacturing processes, fit and fill, function ability, and cost control. The component received proprietary polish to minimize turbidity and propensity, and featured fluidity and stability upon completion. The final LVAD heart pump was ISO 13485 certified to meet industry standards.
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Machining for a Four Level Cervical Spinal Fixation Plate


This four level cervical spinal fixation plate was manufactured from titanium. Applied printing processes were used to machine the component, including 5 axis milling with 40,000 RPM spindle speed, and the custom manufacturing of the fixture. The spinal fixation plate received a high micro finish, and was ISO 13485 certified to meet medical industry requirements.
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Aircraft Component Housing


To manufacture this aircraft component housing, designed for use in the aerospace industry, we used several CNC milling and turning processes. The primary material was mild steel tubing, Grade MT1010. Slotting, counter boring, and radius machining were applied using CNC milling, and seventy degree angles were achieved. Drilling, countersinking, and tapping were executed using CNC turning. Tight tolerances (+/- .0008”) were upheld throughout the manufacturing process. Next, secondary processes were carried out, including deburring, the installation of 8/32” screws, heat treatment, and in-process inspection using CMM. The final component was 4.100” long (+/- .005”) and 5.993” in diameter. In total, 20-50 aircraft component housings were ...
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Stamping Die Prototype


Using applied printing processes, we manufactured this stamping die prototype in one day. We compressed and welded 25 to 500 stacked pieces, and then EDM machined holes. All equipment was CAM programmed, and we upheld a tight tolerance of +/- .0002” throughout the process. Because of the nature of the process, modifications could be made on the fly. The material ranged from .002” to .025” in thickness, and upon completion, the stamping die prototype consisted of 1” to 10” long squares.
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Forming Die Electrical Discharge Machining


This forming die was manufactured using a RAM EDM machine with CNC control. To form the hardened steel, several applied printing processes were applied. First, we CNC machined and grinded the graphite electrode, and then we used EDM to die-form plunge into the material. We created EDM start holes to join the two halves of the die together, and then EDM machined dowel holes into the die. The steel was 12” in thickness. Upon completion, the final forming die was 20” long and 30” wide.
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Large Quantity Production EDM


We employed EDM machining to manufacturing this large production quantity.
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Medical Imaging System for Components


Using a PEM insertion machine with a feeder bowl along with other equipment, we used a range of applied printing processes to create this medical imaging system for military use. Working with 1008 low carbon steel, A36 steel, 304-2b stainless steel, 5052-H32 aluminum, and 6061-T6 aluminum, we first conducted PEM nut insertion. Next, we used CNC machining to execute laser cutting, water jet cutting, and to manufacture the press brake and gantry mill. We also conducted MIG and TIG welding, general machining, and custom figure manufacturing. Material thickness ranged from .062” to .500”, and all work was done from a solid works and pro-engineer drawing type.
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Medical Imaging System for Integration and Assembly


This project consisted of a variety of separate applied printing processes. The installation of scanning systems and radiographic systems required a 15,000 pound lifting capacity, along with medial peripheral installation, lead glass shield production, image testing, and basic machining and metal fabrication. We installed the imaging system into ISO shelters for USAF, US Navy, and US Army use, and the lead glass shielding was included to provide radiation protection.
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Missile Internal Component Housing for the Military


To manufacture this aluminum missile internal component housing, we used CNC milling to conduct counter boring, chamfering, and boring. We upheld a +/-.001” tolerance throughout the process, with a +/- .004” perpendicularity tolerance. As a secondary operation, we deburred the component, then primed and coated it with mil-spec epoxy, followed by a mil-spec chem film coating. Both coatings met strict mil-spec standards. Upon completion, the missile internal component housing measured 14” long and featured a 9 foot casting diameter.
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