Estes Accelerator recently had the opportunity to partner with Tony Parker, Design Engineer and Owner of Avance, LLC. Avance is a product development company that specializes in industrial design and 3D engineering. Tony had a global client in the vacuum products and leak-detection industry that needed a new generation of an enclosure unit re-designed. The new design needed to be put into sheet metal form within a very tight time frame to ensure the end customer could display the units in a trade show. This twenty-part assembly consisted of complex forming, weldments, and many different pieces of installed hardware. During the prototyping process, Estes Accelerator was able to evaluate the design and provide feedback to improve production of parts on the new generation unit, which we have been given the opportunity to work on now!
Read below what Tony has to say about his decision to partner with Estes Accelerator on this project and his impressions of the Accelerator team’s ability to quickly respond to his product design needs.
“As a design and engineering services firm, we engage in projects that require a variety of materials and fabrication processes to construct prototypes for our clients. Sourcing one-off sheet metal components has traditionally been a tough challenge, as most shops are volume-driven for production. So when a global client tasked us with sourcing an enclosure design comprised of twenty unique parts that had to fit, function, AND be aesthetically accurate within a three-week window, I was skeptical at best. However, a call to Estes Accelerator quickly changed my mind.
The Accelerator Team poured over the CAD data and delivered a quote and fabrication strategy that would meet our goals. Once approval was given, any design-related issues were quickly resolved, and I received regular updates on progress. Right on schedule, the team delivered two units that were well-received by my client and showcased at an industry tradeshow the following week!
The way in which the Estes Accelerator team took ownership in my project was impressive, and that attitude did not stop after the parts were delivered. In a follow-up conversation, the team made recommendations for the design to be more “production-friendly”. Moving forward, I can feel confident knowing that my business has now expanded its capabilities with a trusted partner in Estes Accelerator.”
- Tony Parker, Owner of Avance, LLC
What makes Estes Accelerator successful?
The Accelerator team is comprised of a team of engineers and designers with decades of sheet metal fabrication experience and knowledge of best practices who are focused on the most economical design.
Our team can not only manage the complete product design and development process, but also:
- Optimize designs for manufacturability and assembly
- Value engineer products to ensure cost-effective manufacturing
- Provide manufacturing expertise, helping designers translate ideas from the drawing board to the assembly line
- Ensure that a product can be manufactured efficiently while maintaining its aesthetics and functional purposes
In addition to this, Estes Accelerator is strategically designed to give customers quick turnaround on all of their projects and improve their speed to market. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and the latest programming software, our team is equipped with all the necessary tools to bring your project to life. Our relationship with our customers doesn’t end once their prototypes have shipped – we are here as a resource for any questions you may need answered regarding your current or future projects! Our goal isn’t to simply fabricate customer’s parts as quickly as possible, we want to have a continued partnership with our customers that allows us to help meet their prototyping needs for years to come.
Read our testimonials to learn how we’ve helped other companies take their prototype projects to the next level! From product conception to full production and every step along the way, Estes Accelerator is ready to partner with you! Request a quote or contact us in order to learn more about how Estes Accelerator will get your product to market quickly!