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What Makes the Best Machine Shop? Top 8 Features

Choosing the right machine shop for an important manufacturing project is a big decision. However, there are some basic services and capabilities that any quality CNC machining company will already have in place. Ensuring you check these top 8 features off of your list when researching local machine shops will make it easier to narrow … Continue reading “What Makes the Best Machine Shop? Top 8 Features”

Benefits of In-House Powder Coating for Fabricated Metal Projects

While many contract sheet metal fabricators and machine shops offer powder coat finishing services, the vast majority outsource or subcontract out the work to third parties. However, there are substantial benefits to working with a fab shop that provides integrated manufacturing services, including in-house powder coating, all under one roof.  5 Benefits of Using a … Continue reading “Benefits of In-House Powder Coating for Fabricated Metal Projects”

What is Metal Fabrication? | Definitions & Guide for 2022

Wondering what metal fabrication is, or how to define it? Or, maybe you’re looking for more information about the types of equipment used in metal fabrication, or what types of metals can be fabricated. Well, you’re in the right place. EVS Metal has some of the most knowledgeable metal fab specialists in the world within … Continue reading “What is Metal Fabrication? | Definitions & Guide for 2022”

What is a Metal Fabrication Machine Shop?

A machine shop can technically be any building, business, or specific shop floor area that is dedicated to CNC machining — a diverse group of subtractive fabrication and manufacturing processes. However, a true, end-to-end metal fabricator and machine shop is able to provide more than just simple machining operations and is home to many complex … Continue reading “What is a Metal Fabrication Machine Shop?”

2022 Guide to Fabricated NEMA-Rated Electrical Enclosures

Guide Updated: June 5, 2022 A NEMA-rated electrical enclosure is a type of cabinet or box that meets the standards set out by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) as providing adequate shielding for electrical equipment against foreign objects. This includes corrosive agents, environmental hazards, dust, and human touch. There are 21 NEMA standards, each … Continue reading “2022 Guide to Fabricated NEMA-Rated Electrical Enclosures”

EVS Metal Leaps to #17 on The Fabricator’s Fab 40

For the 12th consecutive year, EVS Metal, a precision sheet metal fabricator specializing in processes such as laser cutting, CNC machining and forming, 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 Leaps to #17 on The Fabricator’s Fab 40”

Smart Automation: Improving Metal Fabrication Environments

Automation (also known as automatic control) is a frequently-used term in manufacturing, and it can mean many things. However, at its core, “automation” is simply the use of control systems to operate equipment and processes. Automation is one of the most important concepts EVS Metal has integrated into its metal fabrication operations. Why? Because it … Continue reading “Smart Automation: Improving Metal Fabrication Environments”

EVS Metal Invests in Automation with Amada Robotic Press Brake

In 2017, EVS Metal visited FABTECH Chicago, took one look at the Amada HG 1003 press break with automatic tool changer (ATC), and bought it on the spot. Fast forward to 2021, and EVS has invested in yet another of these high-tech press brakes, this time adding the optional bending robot for even faster and … Continue reading “EVS Metal Invests in Automation with Amada Robotic Press Brake”

2021 Guide to Build to Order (BTO) Manufacturing in Metal Fabrication Environments

  Article Revised July 18th, 2022 Build to Order (BTO) manufacturing holds many challenges, but also a number of rewards. The ability to help the vision of an individual or company become concrete — often from the ground up — can be incredibly rewarding, and it’s part of what drives our team at EVS Metal. … Continue reading “2021 Guide to Build to Order (BTO) Manufacturing in Metal Fabrication Environments”

2021 Guide to Assembly and Integration for Metal Fabrication

Over the past 25 years, EVS Metal has become well known as a leading provider of sheet metal fabrication solutions. However, as a true end-to-end provider of manufacturing services, many customers also choose EVS for their assembly and integration needs. Why? Keeping these services in-house often results in a reduction in production complexity, leading to … Continue reading “2021 Guide to Assembly and Integration for Metal Fabrication”

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