Astro Engineering & Mfg. Company Information

For over 20 years, Astro Engineering and Manufacturing has been providing our customers across the country, with high quality metal fabricated products from stainless steel, aluminum and mild steel. We are a family-owned company, proud of our attention to detail and our ability to make each of our customers understand just how important they are to us.

We answer our phones and go that extra mile to make certain that our customers are satisfied. For us, a job is well done only when our customers call us for a quote on their next job.

We consistently handle demanding projects and offer innovative solutions where metal fabrication is needed. Our engineers are specialists at creative and cost-effective design. Engineering combined with our equipment and highly skilled craftsmen, ensures that each job is delivered with the quality, precision, and timeliness that is in demand by competitive companies in today's marketplace.

Since our recent move to acquire more space and reduce our operating cost, we are enjoying the country life in Hanover Minnesota.  We are now located just to the northwest of the Twin Cities area, about 7 miles to the west of I-94.  Stop in for a tour and can see how our design and production capabilities can move your project from paper to reality!

If you come mid-day, we just may treat you to lunch at the River Inn Bar and Grill in downtown Hanover rated: “Best Food in West Metro. Hand Down” “It isn't just the food that makes this place the best. The old tavern atmosphere and small town feel reminds us where we come from and who we're with. The workers are top-notch. Lots of hustle, not standing around. Ok, but it really is all about the food. There is a big selection and it all is great.”

Our Customers Say...


"Working with Astro Engineering has allowed us to custom design and prefabricate everything from architecture fixtures to full-scale building components. They can handle the complex geometries of our projects, and the level of finish is always higher than what we're able to achieve with subcontractors working onsite."

Andrew Holder
The Los Angeles Design Group (The LADG)

"Your work looks excellent! No modifications, no burrs, made right the first time. I'm impressed."

Jim Tillbury
Precision Manufacturer
Nedmac Inc.,

"We have worked with Astro Engineering on orders ranging from a single part to complete conveyor systems and they have consistently provided us high quality workmanship for a good value."

Tim Talberg
Sales Engineer
Triple/S Dynamics, Inc.

"You are always dependable for quality work and on-time delivery."

Dave Lohse, Hamer Inc.

"Astro provides quick response to field changes and has the capability to manufacture our more challenging parts. They're always easy to get a hold of and are easy to work with."

Ray Kangas, Innovative Building Concepts



"To whom it may concern:

I am a self-employed contract project manager that was working for one of the world's largest food companies in the winter of 2006 when I was first exposed to Astro Engineering and George Ross. I was in put in charge of a large project for that company's snack division that involved the handling of whole fried grain. We wanted to replace grain ladders with stainless steel grain slides in 7 large tanks. Astro was selected prior to me coming on board, but George was extremely helpful in getting me up-to-date on the order.

We ordered seven screw-like grain slides, fourteen total pieces. These were 32" in diameter and 20' long, made of 304 stainless steel. I needed to increase the level of finish on the slides, and George and his staff was very helpful in getting me the information I needed to make an informed decision. He even did some trials and sent me pictures, so I could be sure the finish and weld polishing was what the project needed, without spending too much. In the end, the slides came out just as I wanted, and the change order cost was extremely reasonable. The pieces came on schedule and went into the grain tanks and fit together as planned.

I was very satisfied with both the cooperation and finished work by Astro Engineering. I would consider them a worthy vendor for any project that required their capabilities."

Rick Enos
Self-employed Project Manager

"You exceeded our expectations for quality and workmanship"

Todd Pappy, Eagle Technologies

Capabilities
Forming (CNC)
  • Cincinnati 235 ton, 14' wide
  • Cincinnati 90 ton 12' wide
  • Wysong 90 ton 12' wide
Punching (CNC)
  • Trumpf 260 rotation
  • Punches through thickness of ¼"
  • Wide range of tooling
  • Punching and nibbling
Laser Cutting (CNC)
  • Mazak Super Turbo 2500 watt
  • ¾" Carbon Steel
  • 3/8" Stainless Steel
  • ¼" Aluminum


Shearing
  • 2, Cincinnati shears
  • 6' cuts up to 3/8" thick
  • 12' up to ¼" thick
Machining (CNC)
  • Haas VF4 vertical machining center
  • Bed travel 50 x 20 x 25
  • (2) Bridgeport Milling Machines
  • Engine Lathe


Welding
  • TIG, MIG
  • Stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum
  • Lincoln power MIG 350 MP
  • (3) Miller Synchrowave 350LX welders
  • Spot welding, Resistance welding
  • Certified Welding
Other Equipment Includes
  • 5' powerslip roller
  • Sheet metal notcher
  • Do-All saw
  • Modern shop with compressed air and gas lines throughout
  • ERP software E2 Shop System for efficient management

Design
  • SolidWorksT 3-D design
  • AutoCad
  • Reverse Engineering
  • CAD: BySoft, Striker, Surfcam