Customer Service Excellence

After an unpleasant experience with a previous fabrication partner, the client pursued Estes for consistency and professionalism to meet its metal hardware needs.

Development of Better Product at Lower Cost

While working with a previous fabrication partner, the client was managing the production process themselves – taking three weeks to shuttle parts from one subcontractor to another and wasting precious time that could have been spent on revenue-generating business operations. Raw materials alone cost more than $24 per final unit produced. Continuing to manage production in this manner would inhibit the client’s growth.

Improvement in Speed to Market

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.

New Design Results in Operational Efficiencies

A longtime client needed a cabinet door assembly that was nearly five feet long by nine inches wide, and it needed to be rigid. The original plan called for two fabricated stiffeners to be glued to the doors to provide the necessary support. The three-piece assembly cost $29.00 and required eleven operations to manufacture.

New Design Yields 20% Cost Reduction

One of the country’s largest original equipment manufacturers (OEM) of food service equipment hired Estes to design a new rotisserie.

Personalized Service & Lead-Time Reduction

A privately held company needed a completed panel from start to finish. Due to pressure from a customer, the company had a tight deadline to deliver the panel.

Quick Turnaround for Complicated Fabrication Needs

The client needed a source to take on a specific fabrication project that no one had done before.

Redesign Reduces Production Costs

The original design of a client’s steel pan used in a medical application was a three-piece, spot welded assembly that cost $29.65.

Reduction in Costs and Lead-Time

After searching for a reliable rapid prototype vendor, one of the largest packing equipment suppliers in the world came across Estes Accelerator – Product Development & Prototyping. This customer previously had issues with lead time, reliability, and quality with other suppliers.

Same Day Completion

A privately held international company was looking for a customized, aesthetically pleasing, finished piece to complement an existing prototype. After the previous manufacturer sent a broken piece, the company needed a quick delivery for a presentation. They needed a prototype shop they could trust.

Technology Enables Real Savings

The design for a client’s stainless steel box consisted of four pieces formed in a Z-shape at the press brake. These four pieces were then welded at the corners, which caused the stainless steel to warp slightly. The assembly had a brushed, cosmetic flange around the perimeter that would remain visible to the end user. To maintain an appealing look, the welds had to be ground, and then the flange had to be brushed.