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CNC Machining with the Haas EC-400: A New (Horizontal!) Perspective

In August, our Austin, Texas machining team completed the installation of one of the most high-tech machines in which EVS has ever invested: a Haas EC-400. But getting the new CNC up and running was only the first step in what has been an incredibly educational few months, because the new EC-400 ultimately required we … Continue reading “CNC Machining with the Haas EC-400: A New (Horizontal!) Perspective”

Ink, Paint and Powder Coat Finishing: 2020 Guide for Metal Fabricators

Silk screening (also called serigraphy) is a common metal finishing process in metal fabrication and manufacturing. Silkscreen printing uses a fine mesh (generally made of a polyester material) and a blade or squeegee to transfer ink onto a substrate such as metal or plastic —  even glass. Stencils are utilized as a part of the … Continue reading “Ink, Paint and Powder Coat Finishing: 2020 Guide for Metal Fabricators”

EVS Metal Named to “The Fabricator” Magazine’s “Fab 40” for 11th Year

For the 11th consecutive year, EVS Metal, an American precision sheet metal fabricator of complex machined steel and aluminum, has been named to The Fabricator magazine’s Fab 40. The Fabricator is the leading publication for the metal fabrication industry and EVS is proud to have made its Fab 40 list since its inception.  RIVERDALE, N.J, … Continue reading “EVS Metal Named to “The Fabricator” Magazine’s “Fab 40” for 11th Year”

EVS Metal Invests in EC-400 Horizontal CNC Machining Center for Texas Fabrication Facility

In early July, EVS Metal’s Austin, Texas metal fabrication facility will take delivery of one of the most advanced horizontal milling centers (HMCs) on the market: the Haas EC-400 with pallet pool. Haas recently redesigned the EC-400 from the ground up to maximize its ability to easily handle automated, high-volume, part-complete CNC machining while running … Continue reading “EVS Metal Invests in EC-400 Horizontal CNC Machining Center for Texas Fabrication Facility”

Manufacturing Innovation During COVID-19: Part 2

Last week, we published several summaries of recent articles covering the impact COVID-19 has had on manufacturing innovation. Because the pandemic has disrupted just about every aspect of society on a global scale, organizations are finding very creative ways to adapt in order to survive. Some of these innovations will affect manufacturing not just now, … Continue reading “Manufacturing Innovation During COVID-19: Part 2”

Manufacturing Innovation During COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted and disrupted every aspect of society on a global scale. Companies and individuals have had to find ways to adapt in order to survive during a very difficult and absolutely unprecedented time. But as the saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention.” While the pandemic is causing an incredible amount of … Continue reading “Manufacturing Innovation During COVID-19”

What is a Medical Device as Defined by the FDA?

One of the reasons EVS Metal is classified as an essential business by the Department of Homeland Security during the COVID-19 pandemic is that all four of our sheet metal fabrication facilities manufacture critical medical devices. But what is considered a medical device by the FDA?  What does the FDA consider a medical device? The … Continue reading “What is a Medical Device as Defined by the FDA?”

How is COVID-19 Affecting Manufacturers?

Although we are fewer than three months into the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, its impact on the future of manufacturing is already being discussed by industry analysts and in professional publications. Although there isn’t perfect agreement, there are a number of different data points available, including a very interesting study carried out by … Continue reading “How is COVID-19 Affecting Manufacturers?”

Manufacturers are Stepping Up During COVID-19

Manufacturers have been an integral part of the primary response to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe. Whether fabricating ventilator parts and other medical devices for healthcare as we have at EVS, or retooling lines to produce hand sanitizer, manufacturers have stepped up in every conceivable area during this challenging time.  In light of … Continue reading “Manufacturers are Stepping Up During COVID-19”

What is considered an essential business during COVID-19 and why?

The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly and extensively impacted life as we know it in the United States and around the world. These unprecedented events have led to confusion and uncertainty across every industry with the total economic impact still unknown, other than it will likely be in the trillions of dollars and affect everyone from … Continue reading “What is considered an essential business during COVID-19 and why?”