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Panel Benders Provide Lean and Flexible Production Capabilities

At Estes Design and Manufacturing, we use Salvagnini Panel Benders (see image) to provide lean and flexible production capabilities. When our customers allow us to utilize value engineering practices and tools it results in cost savings and value for the customer.  Below are some of the benefits our customers receive based on our use of…

Innovations and Collaboration in Manufacturing for the Medical Industry

At Estes, we offer a variety of services including traditional metal fabrication services, 3D laser welding, and rapid prototyping. Although we manufacture products for a variety of industries, we want to highlight our work in medical device manufacturing. One of our recent projects involved us helping a client streamline the production of a steel pan.…

The FABRICATOR’s interview with Elizabeth Kautzmann and her comment on Estes

This month’s edition of The FABRICATOR features an interview by Tim Heston with Elizabeth Kautzmann, chairman of FMA’s Industrial Laser Council and laser program manager with FANUC FA America. In this “Conducting the Laser” article , Kautzmann emphasizes, “A system is only as strong as its weakest link – and in many cases, the laser…