Sheet Metal Fabrication

  • Over four decades of experience
  • Latest equipment
  • Specialization in light-gauge sheet metal fabrication for:
    • Carbon steel
    • Stainless steel
    • Aluminum
  • Estes can process:
    • Plate up to 0.375″ thick
    • Bar and tube stock
    • Other types and alloys as needed by our customers

3D Laser Welding

  • Decreased production time
    • Up to 10x faster than traditional MIG welding
    • Up to 40x faster than traditional TIG welding
  • Results in cost saving due to minimal post-weld grinding or finishing

Sheet Metal Prototyping

  • Dedicated, state-of-the-art equipment
  • Latest programming software
  • Experienced project mangers and engineers run the entire operation
  • Results in reduced product development time and increases speed to market

Product Design & Development

  • Collaboration with customers during product development cycle:
    • Product design
    • Rapid prototyping
    • Manufacturing
  • Serve a a resource to our customers’ design staffs
  • Help to improve speed to market
  • Use DFMA (Design for Manufacturability and Assembly) principles throughout the development process
  • Efficient manufacturing with maintained aesthetics and functionality

Cost Reduction Process

  • We understand that OEMs want a product produced at a competitive price
  • We employ value engineering with the goal of:
    • Reducing the manufacturing costs
    • Simplifying assembly (DFMA)

Inventory Management

  • We have years of experience with Kanban and JIT inventory systems
  • Formulation of stocking levels using
    • Customer’s forecast
    • Customer’s lead-time requirements
    • Estes’ internal capacity levels
  • Results in product being ready at the precise time it is needed by the customer