Design for manufacturing and assembly

DFMA Saves Money and Reduces Downstream Costs

Even as US manufacturing continues to be the global leader for goods produced ($2.3 trillion in 2018), high operating costs threaten that leadership position. To be competitive, it is imperative that manufacturers reduce costs and increase efficiency in their operations. Many companies implement processes such as Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, 5s, and/or Kaizen to increase…

Estes Design and Manufacturing Prototyping

Let Estes Make Sure Your Prototype Meets Its Deadline

Have you ever needed a prototype – yesterday? Our prototype shop, Estes Express Prototyping, is a dedicated production cell designed to address your time-critical projects. Our shop uses state-of-the-art equipment and full CAD capabilities to reduce product development time. Project Managers, with expansive shop floor experience, run the entire operation from customer communication through design…

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Continuous Improvement

Estes Philosophy: Continuous Improvement Over the past several months, we’ve shared three pillars of our philosophy, innovative thinking, people of high character and state-of-the-art technology. As a reminder, our philosophy at Estes Design and Manufacturing is to profitably produce fabricated metal products with a level of service and quality preferred by the customer. The fourth…

State-of-the-Art Technology

Estes Philosophy: State-of-the-Art Technology At Estes Design and Manufacturing, we’ve invested in the highest-quality technology available for our customers’ metal fabrication needs. Our philosophy is to profitably produce fabricated metal products with a level of service and quality preferred by the customer. The philosophy has four main areas of focus: Creative, Innovative Thinking People of…

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Estes Design and Manufacturing Featured in Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO)

Taking the Waste out of Product Development Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO) recently featured Estes Design and Manufacturing in its May issue based on our expertise in the product development and production of precision sheet metal products for the medical industry. Our process for taking a product from design to physical product has undergone many years…

Innovation and product design process at Estes

Estes Philosophy: Creative, Innovative, Thinking

  At Estes Design and Manufacturing, our philosophy is to profitably produce fabricated metal products with a level of service and quality preferred by the customer. This philosophy has four main areas of focus: 1. Creative, Innovative Thinking 2. People of High Character 3. State-of-the-Art Technology 4. Continuous Improvement Over the next few months, we…