Let Estes Accelerator improve your speed to market with sheet metal product development & prototyping services.

Estes Accelerator is a dedicated product development and prototype department designed to respond to customers’ product development and speed-to-market needs.

SPEED TO MARKET   |   REDUCED COSTS   |   INNOVATIVE DESIGN

Product Development & Prototyping Services

Estes Accelerator Product Development & Prototyping can:

  • Manage the complete product design and development process
  • Optimize designs for manufacturability and assembly
  • Value engineer products to ensure cost-effective manufacturing
  • Produce and refine prototypes from customers’ existing designs
  • Transition products into full production
  • Provide short-run manufacturing for quantities less than 50
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Advantages of Estes Accelerator

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  • Reduce cost

    Reduced Costs

    With state-of-the-art technology at our disposal, our product development team designs around our unique fabricating technology that utilizes speed and automation to drive down costs.

  • Product Design

    Value Engineering

    Our design team draws on their manufacturing expertise to evaluate your part, looking for ways to reduce manufacturing costs and to simplify assembly (DFMA) throughout the development process.

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    Innovation & Creativity

    Our team of experienced engineers challenge modern methods and seek for ways to improve on current fabricating processes. Innovation is at the core of everything we do.

  • Fast turnaround

    Reduced Lead-Times

    Time is money, and waiting means waste. Estes Accelerator is designed to give customers quick turnaround on all of their projects and improve speed to market.

Estes Accelerator - Product Development

Estes Accelerator Product Development is comprised of a team of engineers and designers with decades of sheet metal fabricating experience and knowledge of best practices who are focused on the most economical design. 

What Can Estes Accelerator's Product Development Services Do For You?

  • Manage the complete product design and development process
  • Serve as a resource to your design staff
  • Optimize designs for manufacturability and assembly (DFMA)
  • 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 aesthetic and functional purposes.
  • Model new designs in Pro E, SolidWorks, or AutoCad Inventor
Design for manufacturing and assembly

What are the benefits of Estes Accelerator's Product Development services?

Estes Accelerator is Ready to Help – No Matter Where you Are in the Process

Learn More About Our Product Development Process

Whether it be a product idea with the details only still in your head, a rough paper napkin sketch, or an existing product that needs the kinks worked out, Estes Accelerator has the tools, ability, and experience to help make your project come to life. From product conception to full production and every step along the way, Estes Accelerator is ready to partner with you!

01 | Design Input – We believe the best results come from collaboration. It all begins with asking the right questions and then listening closely. Once we understand exactly what you need out of your product design, we provide thoughtful solutions to solve your design challenges.

02 | Conceptual Design – With a shared vision in place, we work closely with your engineering team to design concepts and create rough layouts of the product being produced. This allows us to collectively evaluate the planned look and functionality before investing time in the details.

03 | Detailed Design – Our design team starts to pull it all together and finalizes the details. Our goal is to use as few components as possible in our designs and ensure that they can be made economically as possible, which helps reduce cost, assembly time, and potential assembly defects.

04 | Prototype – This is where the fun begins. We produce a fit and function prototype, allowing you to touch and test the product. If any issues arise, we resolve them quickly before going into production.

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Estes Accelerator - Prototyping

Estes Accelerator Prototyping is comprised of dedicated personnel, equipment, and project managers who manage the entire process and are focused on speed.

What Can Estes Accelerator's Prototyping Services Do For You?

  • Increase customers’ speed to market, utilizing dedicated equipment and personnel that doesn’t have to break into a production schedule
  • Produce and refine prototypes from customers’ existing designs
  • Transition products into full production
  • Provide short-run manufacturing for quantities less than 50

What are the benefits of Estes Accelerator's Prototyping services?

Estes can move you to the front of the line to make sure your rapid sheet metal prototype meets its deadline.

Rapid Sheet Metal Prototyping & Product Development Equipment

Equipment includes:

Salvagnini CNC Laser Cutter equipment

Salvagnini CNC Laser Cutter – can cut up to .250” steel, .190” stainless, .190” aluminum

Trumpf TruBend Press Brake

Trumpf CNC Hydraulic Press Brake
– 10’ x 135 tons

MIG and TIG welding
equipment