Engineering Firm Amorphic Tech Joins Allentown Business Incubator
By Colin McEvoy on June 23, 2017
The engineering firm Amorphic Tech held its grand opening this week at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, becoming the latest client for the Allentown business incubator dedicated to manufacturing startups.
“We are excited to have Amorphic Tech join our program,” said Scott Unger, executive director of the Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), which runs Bridgeworks. “Andrew has a solid plan to grow the company and we are pleased that AEDC can help play a key role in that journey towards success and profitability.”
Amorphic Tech provides a full range of engineering, manufacturing, and prototyping services to the fluid dynamics industries and other related industries. The company provides comprehensive technical solutions, from ideation and CAD design through to producing functional electro-mechanical systems.
The move into Bridgeworks – located at the refurbished former Mack Trucks Plant 4A in Allentown – will allow the company to increase its manufacturing capabilities and broaden its engineering services for development projects.
This focus on continued growth in capabilities will allow Amorphic Tech to constantly enhance its value to current and prospective clients, according to Andrew Schevets, the company’s president and founder.
“Thanks to our team’s hard work and the fantastic support we have received, we’re absolutely growing in the right direction,” Schevets said.
Amorphic Tech occupies a 2,240 square-foot unit in Bridgeworks. Schevets started the company in 2013, and sought to move into the incubator in response to the need for increased manufacturing capabilities and a broadening of its engineering services for development products.
Schevets has also continued to grow his team, thus increasing production capacity and engineering capabilities. The Bridgeworks Advisory Committee recommended Amorphic Tech join the program after Schevets’ successful presentation in January, after which the AEDC Board of Directors confirmed.
“Andrew’s journey to becoming a client in our program is a story of tenacity and grit,” said Anthony Durante, AEDC program manager. “Those are two key qualities that are absolutely necessary for an entrepreneur to have. It’s the only way they survive the highs and lows of launching a company.”
Amorphic Tech’s in-house manufacturing capabilities – such as machining, welding, and 3D printing – enable the company to deliver everything from a proof-of-concept prototype to a fully engineered, manufactured, and assembled goods.
The company’s clients range from power generation plants to global pump manufacturers to academic institutions. Schevets said their understanding of complex mechanical processes, sensors networks, and fluid systems has proven invaluable as a one-stop shop for their customers.
One facet of Amorphic Tech’s business that has propelled company growth is their support of fluid dynamics related industries. Here, their services span from research and development in energy recovery to constructing complete, smart fluid systems.
In recent months, they have been contracted with Lehigh University to help design, then build, a modular water purification system to be used in research performed at a federal laboratory.
“We would like to use our experience, skillset and equipment to address the growing global need for clean water,” Schevets said.
AEDC is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying, encouraging, developing and managing strategic business opportunities for the benefit of Allentown and the Lehigh Valley. Its goal is to improve vacant and underutilized properties by assisting manufacturers, business owners, and entrepreneurs in obtaining the resources and opportunities they require for success in the city of Allentown.
Over the course of its 27-year existence, the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center has helped launch more than 70 companies in Allentown that have created more than 300 jobs. Today, the Center is home to ColdEdge Technologies, the Colony Meadery, County Seat Spirits, HiJinx Brewing Company, JH Plastics, LightLab International Allentown, MTS Ventures, Polymer Contours, and Zzyzx Polymers.
Capital BlueCross Launches New “Healthy Rewards” Program
The leading health insurance company of the Lehigh Valley launched a new health incentive platform that is proven to dramatically increase customer participation and impro[...]Continue to Next Page