Estes Accelerator – Improving Speed to Market

In order to better serve our customers’ need for improved speed to market, we are combining our Estes Express Prototyping department and Product Development team into an all new group called Estes Accelerator! Estes Accelerator is a dedicated product development and prototype shop designed to respond to customers’ product development and speed-to-market needs. The Accelerator…

How Estes Design and Manufacturing is Helping Solve the Ventilator Shortage Caused by COVID-19

Estes’ Desire to Help With the looming crisis and global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic reaching far and wide, Vice President of Operations, Ron Estes, was actively seeking for ways Estes Design and Manufacturing could help meet some of the needs created by the spread of the virus. With this desire to contribute on a…

Estes Partners With Hitzfield Group on Essential Construction Project

  The Hitzfield Group is a group of companies that design, engineer and install state-of-the-art building envelopes and structural façade components. They serve a wide variety of industries across the nation and have partnered with companies such as FedEx and Eli Lilly on various construction projects.   Estes Design and Manufacturing recently had the privilege of partnering with…

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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…

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Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO) Recognizes Estes Design & Manufacturing

Taking the Waste out of Medical 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…

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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…