Designing for Manufacturability

On many projects, Astro Engineering and Manufacturing provides customers with assisted design and input on the manufacturability on their ideas. Customers will bring their concept to a project manager, who will in turn give them solutions on how to save money and resources, while successfully meeting project timelines. One case in point was a railing […]

Metal in Landscape Projects

Weathering Steel Metal Green Screen

Typically, when discussing a landscape project, the mind goes immediately to plants, trees, gathering places for visitors, and maybe some kind of water element, like a fountain or pond. But being in the “all things metal” mindset, we may argue that most landscape projects could benefit from the addition of some type of mineral ore […]

Why is Certified Welding Important?

What is the number one reason you should always choose a fabricator who uses certified welders? The satisfaction of knowing your project will be structurally sound. We have all seen examples of poorly executed weld jobs, but what if that project is attached to your bottom line? It becomes not very funny, very quickly. You can […]

Outdoor Applications for Perforated Aluminum Panels

Aluminum is an ideal metal to use in any type of commercial or residential construction. It is naturally corrosion resistant, rusting much more slowly than ferrous metals, particularly if finished prior to installation through anodization or the application of another form of protective coating. However, sheets of aluminum used for fencing, rails or architectural elements […]

Made in MN: Creative Custom Stainless Steel Fabrication

One of the unique aspects of our business is the ability to work with innovators in many different industries to design and develop custom stainless steel fabrication projects. We work with a wide variety of companies throughout Minnesota and across the country. With almost 30 years in the custom fabrication business, we draw ideas from […]

Industrial Screw Conveyors: Which is best for your company?

Screw Conveyor Systems

Auger or screw conveyors easily move materials and offer valuable protection for other equipment. However, not just any auger conveyor can do the job efficiently. Astro Engineering and Manufacturing provides professional help in the process of selecting and designing the perfect system. Here are some helpful tips on choosing industrial screw conveyors. What Kind of […]

Design Considerations for Outdoor Perforated Aluminum Panels

Aluminum is an ideal metal to use in any type of commercial or residential construction. It is naturally corrosion resistant and will resist rusting, particularly if finished prior to installation through anodization or the application of another form of protective coating. However, sheets of aluminum used for fencing, rails or architectural elements can be rather […]

Why Choose Stainless Steel Perforated Sheets?

There are many uses for metal products in architectural work such as railings, building cladding, and decorative panels. Metal is one of the strongest building materials and some metal products, like stainless steel, is highly resistant to corrosion. In addition, when metals are perforated, many important benefits can be achieved. Here are some important reasons […]

Interior Decorating Ideas with Punched Metal Sheets

Punched metal, also known as perforated metal, is one of our manufacturing specialties at Astro Engineering & Manufacturing. We have state-of-the-art machines that can perfectly punch one sheet or hundreds with precision and accuracy through CNC control. These punched metal sheets can be used in a wide variety of interior decorating options, for both commercial […]

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