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New endeavors, new equipment, new customers, new breakthroughs - the manufacturing industry is continually adapting and improving to meet the demands of an ever-changing world. Read the news below to see how we maintain a competitive edge.

Athena Adds DMG260|11 Linear

April, 2017

Athena has added yet another DMG Milling Center to it's CNC fleet. The DMG260|11 Linear provides:

- High Precision due to the rigid machine bed made of mineral composite and the thermo-symmetric travelling column

- High Flexibility offered by various spindles. 5-axes simultaneous machining is realized by an integrated C-axis in combination with the B-axis

- High Efficiency by reduction of idle times. Linear drives provide 3,149.6 ipm. rapid traverses and short chip to chip times

- DMG ERGOline Control with 19" screen and Siemens 840D solutionline or Heidenhain iTNC530

See our entire equipment list here!

Athena Annouces TTV01 Utility Vehicle Project

March, 2017

Over the last seventeen years, Athena Manufacturing's workforce perfected its aerospace and ground vehicle design and manufacturing capabilities. We built and raced numerous classes of open-wheel formula cars, winning in every category we campaigned. We design and manufacture a wide range of aircraft components. Our passion for ultra high-performance vehicles runs deep - fueling our drive to revolutionize the production off-road vehicle marketplace with the introduction of the Athena TTV01.

A clean sheet approach - the TTV01 fills a market gap between the huge selection of belt-driven side-by-side UTVs and a street legal Jeep, truck or SUV. The TTV01 features fulltime all wheel drive, a light and powerful engine, race-bred tough and lightweight mid-engine construction, independent long-travel suspension and revolutionary Athena Super-Narrow© gear-driven differentials.

You're in for the ride of your life. Be ready for jaw-dropping performance that'll put a permanent smile on your face.

Whether you're jumping the dunes on the weekend or working the fence line on your ranch, the TTV01 will get the job done in safety and style. Add a few options from our huge selection to create a TTV01 that's perfectly suited to your needs.

Now here's the best part - since the TTV01 is still in the design stage, give us your input. Let us know what features or capabilities you'd like to see in a utility vehicle. Our engineering group will consider your suggestions, and we will keep you in the loop every step of the way. Just send an email to sales@athenamfg.com and we'll promptly respond to your suggestions and also put you on our TTV01 mailing list. We will keep you up to date on the TTV01 prototype and production schedule.



Click HERE to View the TTV01 Brochure
(You can download the pdf after it opens)

Athena Adds ShopSabre Router

Dec, 2016

As part of our goal to continuously improve and provide the best possible product to customers, we have acquired yet another fantastic machine to our shop floor. Built in America and powered completely by Ball Screw drive systems, the ShopSabre IS-612 combines a unique 1 Kilowatt A/C Closed Loop Brushless servo motors with state-of-the-art materials to provide one of the highest quality and most durable CNC systems on the market.

Athena Continues to Grow!

Sept, 2016

As we are constantly striving for the most efficient production techniques, we are always searching for tools, machines and processes that increase quality while decreasing production costs simultaneously for the customer. With a new Collision Avoidance System and Thermo- Friendly Concept ensuring minimal thermal growth, the LB3000 EX-II defines a new standard for horizontal lathe performance. Okuma's high power, high torque PREX motor delivers unparallel speed and accuracy which makes it a must- have in any top-of-the-line machine shop.

Athena Adds New ATC Press Brake

May, 2016

Athena is constantly striving to keep up with our customers growing demands, so we've added a new Amada HD 1003 NT press brake that features an automatic tool changing system. The tool changing system helps eliminate costly setup time, resulting in lower cost parts with shorter lead times. We are better equipped than ever to be your precision fabrication supplier. Please consider Athena Mfg. for any of your upcoming fabrication requirements.

Athena Significantly Expands Machine Shop Capacity & Automation

May, 2015

Last winter we ordered another Makino a61nx 500mm horizontal machining center, and also a 24 pallet MMC2 flexible robotically-controlled manufacturing cell. This equipment will arrive in June. When installed in conjunction with our existing a61nx horizontal we will offer a high efficiency, world-class flexible machining cell ready to handle your highest production requirements. Please consider Athena today for your forthcoming machining requirements.

Athena Upgrades Finishing & Painting Dept

February, 2015

We added a much larger 18'x30' Filter-1 Hydrotron 15k cfm grinding booth to allow sanding and deburr of both steel and aluminum in the same filtered environment. As a result from a Kaizen, we installed another doorway into our paint area to improve flow. Also new is a recirculating, 300psi 180F CPR Systems phosphate pretreatment system with grade-level spray booth. The finishing touch to our new paint shop is a 12'x12'x8' Steelman cure oven along with a brand new fully enclosed silkscreen room. Please consider Athena for all your powder, wet paint and silkscreen requirements.

Athena Adds Three New Welding Workcells

February, 2015

Due to significantly increased demand for our topnotch welding services, we have added three new 15x15ft workcells, each complete with TIG and MIG equipment so we can keep your welded part production moving. Please keep us in mind for all your forthcoming welding requirements.

Athena Changes Third Party Registrar

February, 2015

We are pleased to announce that our new QMS Third-Party Registrar is Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. We remain certified to AS9100 Rev C and ISO 9001:2008, and our certificate number is C2015-00826.

Athena Purchases Makino a61nx

December, 2013

Athena Purchases Makino a61nx 4-axis Horizontal Machining Center Athena purchased a state-of-the-art Makino 500mm two-pallet machining center, complete with high speed and high torque capabilities and 133 tool magazine, as the starting piece for significant capital equipment upgrades to our machining department planned for 2014. Please contact Athena today for more information.

Athena Purchases Miller Panasonic PerformArc 1100SS

November, 2013

Athena Purchases Miller Panasonic PerformArc 1100SS two-station Robotic Welding Work Station Athena purchased an incredibly fast and efficient two-station automated robotic welding work station with 200x168x90 [inch] work envelopes. Please contact Athena today for more information.

Athena Opens Singapore Warehouse

September, 2012

Athena opened a Singapore warehouse to provide daily VMI support to our Singapore customers. Our warehouse is located in the Changi foreign-trade-zone, allowing deferred GST payments. All transactions from our Singapore warehouse are handled locally, thereby eliminating US time zone delays. If you need a Singapore stocking program please contact Athena today.

Athena adds new Turning Center

December, 2011

Athena purchases Okuma LU400 twin turret turning center featuring 40hp, 3000rpm service and a 19inch chuck. Please keep us in mind for your forthcoming turning requirements.

Athena Adds New Equipment and Expands Facility

November, 2011

Athena adds 10,000 sq. ft. facility space for expanded fabrication and machining operations. Also adds new Amada Flying Optic sheet/plate/tube laser. In addition, we have added in-house screening capabilities. See info on our equipment list.

Athena Adds New Equipment

Dec, 2010

Athena adds 1.4 million in new automated lights - out fabrication equipment. See the new equipment under Sheet Metal Cutting and Sheet Metal Forming in our equipment list for details.

Athena Becomes Approved Government Supplier

August, 2010

As of August 2010, Athena Manufacturing, LP is an approved supplier of the United States Government. This gives us the ability to obtain direct government contracts and manufacture parts directly US Military projects.

DDTC Supplier Code: M27119

This new achievement can be found on our Certifications page, and the letter indicating our DDTC approval can be read here.

Athena Has Moved

May, 2010

If you have been following recent news, you know that we have been in the process of moving. Athena has now expanded its capabilities and finished moving into our new facility. You can find us at:

15900 Bratton Ln
Austin, Texas
78728
(map)

Come by and check out our new facility if you are in the area!

Athena Featured in Austin Business Journal

April, 2010

Athena has been featured in the Austin Business Journal this month. The article depicts the history of Athena Manufacturing and foreshadows how we plan to succeed in the future. As the company grows, and we prepare to move locations into a new manufacturing facility, it is a good time to look back at where we have been and forward to where we are going.

Full Article Here

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