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…

Estes Design and Manufacturing Inc. Purchases Automated Weapon Security

Estes Design and Manufacturing Inc. Purchases Automated Weapon Security and Launches Estes AWS to Protect Law Enforcement and Communities Indianapolis, IN, 09/1/2016 –Estes Design and Manufacturing, Inc. closed on the purchase of Automated Weapon Security late last week to form a new company, Estes AWS, which will manufacture and sell Rapid Access Weapon Lockers nation-wide.…

Estes Participates in Lean Management Summit

Recently, Tim Estes, president of Estes Design and Manufacturing, attended the Lean Management Summit in Jacksonville, Florida. The Lean Management Summit seeks to bring organizational leaders to work in concert with one another to flow value across “silos” of the organization. “Many of the sessions I attended were centered on creating a lean culture” explains…

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Estes Express Prototyping Provides a Competitive Advantage to Customers

At Estes Design and Manufacturing, we create a competitive advantage for our customers through innovative design, cost savings and speed. One reason we are able to deliver this competitive advantage is through Estes Express Prototyping and its dedicated employees. Rapid prototyping work for Estes continues to grow. In fact, Estes Express Prototyping had a record…

What Experts Say About the Benefits of Horizontal Bending on the Press Brake

A recent article from The Fabricator, “Horizontal Bending on the Press Brake” highlighted the use of wiping and rotary-style tools to create an ease for the operator.  Many healthy shop floors use horizontal bending tools, which can increase productivity and offer the best environments for operators. Read the full article. The author of this article…

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Benefits of the Salvagnini L5 Optic Laser

  Estes Design and Manufacturing uses state-of-the-art technology, including the Salvagnini L5. The L5’s use of high-dynamic fiber laser with a patented compass structure means that this machine offers speed, accuracy, reliability, and performance. Learn more about the benefits of the Salvagnini L5. Estes believes that our investment into machines such as the Salvagnini L5…

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Estes’ Product Development Process Aligns with Best Practices from June MPO Article

A recent Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO) article titled Orthopedic Manufacturing: A Look at the Current State of Product Development  highlighted best practices in product development to allow Orthopedic OEMs to get products to market quickly, keep costs down and exceed regulatory requirements.  Authors Ronald Litke and Christopher Scifert, Ph.D. noted, “Understanding user needs early in…

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Estes Medical Design Expedites Growth with Help of Purdue TAP Program

The manufacturing industry has certifications showcasing a company’s commitment to efficiency, process systems, risk management, quality control, and other high-level standards.  For Estes, being awarded the ISO 13485 certification would allow for growth in a growing product line for our company- medical devices. Estes was able to obtain this certification especially quickly when our leadership…