advanced technology
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ABOUT US

Growing to meet unique challenges.

AST is a problem-solving company. We develop creative ways of combining classic and emerging technologies to meet our client’s needs. Our company builds from its foundations in mechanical engineering to offer a variety of products and services spanning the entire design life cycle. We are especially proud of our creative application of scanning technologies to improve machining processes and our in-house capability to take parts from conception all the way through testing and manufacture. AST has evolved to offer a wide variety of services and specialized products and regularly assists organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
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COVID-19 Update

AST remains committed to our clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of our projects continue to experience diligent, unwavering support as the situation continues to unfold. Rest assured, whether you are an existing or new client, AST is committed to ensuring that our services remain streamlined and effective. 

Our facility has enacted new protocols for social-distancing and disinfection. As always, we take the safety of our clients and team members very seriously. We are accepting visitors to our facility on a case-by-case basis and are following the guidelines set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Masks are required to be worn by all team members and visitors.  If you are interested in visiting our facility, contact us at 610-358-3160, extension 402, or email us here.

We welcome the opportunity to assist any aspect of the healthcare industry with adaptable, dependable, and efficient prototyping and/or dimensional inspection services for quality control. We provide traditional 3-axis machining, specialized 5-axis machining, and electrical hardware fabrication services.

Core Competencies

Novel Technology Application

AST realizes client solutions by combining classic and cutting-edge technologies in creative ways.

Product Life-Cycle Integration

We shepherd parts and products from the imagination to reality while carefully examining how steps in these processes merge.

Technical Agility

AST meets client needs with the dexterity of a small business and the technical capabilities of a large business.

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Our Mission

Innovatively leverage technology to engineer solutions for our clients’ most consequential problems.

Our Vision

To become a benchmark company in technologically enabling the realization of the world’s most important products.

Our Values

CUSTOMERS FIRST

We develop long-term relationships with customers, making their jobs easier and products better.

INNOVATION

We pride ourselves on creatively solving problems, finding new ways of putting together existing techniques and technologies to expand the possible.

TEAMWORK

We work together in an environment where no one is without the support they need to solve problems.

FACT-BASED MANAGEMENT

We commit to managing our projects based on the best available information, especially relating to timeliness, resources, requirements, and quality.

FLEXIBILITY

We believe innovation can happen at any time; by embracing this reality, we can provide our clients better solutions and our team better work-life balance.

RESPECT

We are committed to treating our team and partners in positive and supportive ways, appreciating the many different skills, knowledge, and abilities that everyone brings to the table.

Our History

AST began in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania with a focus on design and finite element analysis. As AST invested in structured light digital metrology, the company adapted and moved to a facility with the resources required for precision measurements. Seeking to grow prototyping and small-scale manufacturing, AST purchased its first CNC machining center in 2008. In the years following, the company acquired metalworking machinery while also remaining updated on the latest developments in engineering software.

In 2014, AST’s growth led to the opening of a new integrated facility. By placing design, manufacturing, and electronic fabrication at a single location, AST greatly enhanced its ability to develop new products and meet the evolving requirements of our customers. Today, the company continues to expand on the unique services we offer our customers. Recent acquisition of wood products machinery is allowing us to innovate using traditional materials.

Also paramount to our success is investment in team members through support for continuing education and professional development. Our staff is continually growing in both size and scope, allowing AST to deliver the agility of a small business alongside the resources required to enable visionary ideas.

Services

3D Scanning

Design

Manufacturing

Government Services

Products

AST is the exclusive reseller of REFLECON® scanning sprays, a unique line of matting agents developed specifically to aid in 3D scanning difficult, highly-reflective surfaces.

Get in Touch

AST is conveniently located near Philadelphia, PA, approximately 10 minutes from I-95 and 30 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport. We are within a 2.5 hour drive of Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Phone: 610-358-3160 Address: 200 Racoosin Drive, Suite 105, Aston, PA 19014Email Us

Our Team

Seeking to engage with a variety of industries, AST is comprised of individuals with depth of understanding in many backgrounds, including mechanical engineering, electrical systems design, software development, government, life science, environmental science, and fine arts.

With this broad base of knowledge, we can accommodate the needs of many applications and industries. We consistently seek to invest in and integrate the newest technologies for digital metrology, precision fabrication, and electro-mechanical automation systems.