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CLIENT NEED

A small startup communications company needed a supplier to take a rough product concept into commercialized production. The supplier would need the capability to handle quick revisions and extremely tight lead-times, which necessitate a staff and equipment dedicated to the job.

SOLUTION

Over the years, Estes has worked with the client to continuously design and prototype many products, some within a turnaround time of as little as two days. This is possible because one person at Estes is designated the BATS project manager (PM). This PM handles designing, quoting, programming, and fabricating of the project. No hand-offs between Estes team members means tight lead-times are met and on-the-fly revision changes aren’t lost in the shuffle.

RESULT

The Estes Accelerator team met the client’s need to have a new prototype in three days. This project included having parts programmed, laser cut, deburred, formed, welded, and hardware installed, so that the client could have the parts painted and to their end user in order to fulfill an urgent need. The client provided Estes Accelerator with the CAD models and the Estes Accelerator team programmed and manufactured the product directly from those CAD files. Ultimately, the partnership with Estes allowed this client to be able to meet the needs of its customer faster, resulting in increased sales.

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