The National Museum of Industrial History aired its newest virtual lecture in a series titled “Meet the Manufacturer,” which interviews local cutting-edge innovators. Bridgeworks Incubation client Andrew Schevets of Amorphic Tech joined Andria Zaia, the Museum’s Curator of Collections, along with cohost, Scott Unger of Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) for an inspiring dialogue.

The three discuss modern-day manufacturing and how tinkering at a young age led Schevets to a career as an entrepreneur and a full-scale maker. Through a tenacious pursuit, Schevets developed Amorphic Tech into what it is today; an engineering company providing prototype designs and manufacturing, and water purification solutions.

Blending the New with the Old

Andrew Schevets officially connected with the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, an incubation program run by the AEDC, in the spring of 2017. He had launched Amorphic Tech Ltd. in 2013 and was in search of a larger facility to increase its manufacturing capabilities.

Throughout his work as a mechanical engineer, Schevets had always held a strong appreciation for industrial history and the concept of blending the old with the new. After identifying the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center located inside a former Mack Truck facility, Schevets felt it was the ideal location to expand his engineering company. The history of the building carried significance, and the Bridgeworks incubation program catered primarily to emerging manufacturers. The entrepreneur worked with AEDC’s Program Manager to develop a business plan and prepare an application to the incubation program which was reviewed by the AEDC Advisory Committee and accepted by the Board of Directors. Not long after, Schevets moved into a 2,240 square foot unit inside Allentown’s business incubator.

“I really love the concept of doing new-age manufacturing of the most modern type in the skeleton of the old and using it in a way that you can allow it to inspire you and take what’s already come and use it to create something new,” said Schevets about growing his company inside a former Mack Truck location.

Talking Shop

Now a client of the incubation program for the past four years, Schevets has seen his enterprise reach new heights, including providing solutions for several global fortune 500 companies. The virtual conversation with the National Museum of Industrial History explores more about Amorphic Tech’s expertise and the future of manufacturing. Discussion topics include:

  • Connecting the past with the future of manufacturing.
  • Utilizing old manufacturing techniques and processes combined with new technology.
  • Pursuing STEM education or vocational education today.
  • Manual or CNC machining? What’s more important for students to learn?
  • The necessity to take risks as an entrepreneur.
  • What makes Amorphic’s technology so unique.
  • What “Amorphic” means and what’s next for the manufacturing company.

About NMIH
A Smithsonian Institution-affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. Housed in an 18,000-square-foot, 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs, and amazing history. Learn more at NMIH’s virtual series, “Meet the Manufacturer” is sponsored by LVIP and LVEDC.

Amorphic In The News

Andrew Schevets offers advice on what it means to be an entrepreneur and words of inspiration to others considering starting their own business in AEDC’s Entrepreneurship Video Series.

Collaboration occurs between many of the Bridgeworks tenants. A notable partnership is the one between ColdEdge and Amorphic Tech.

Founder of Amorphic Tech is invited to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Netherlands.

Erin Hudson

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