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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

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. We genuinely want our customers to … 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 20 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”

How EVS Metal Worked with Whitestone Audio Instruments to Simplify Production of a Ground-Breaking Audio Engineering Product

Quick Summary American fabricator EVS Metal was approached by Whitestone Audio Instruments to fabricate crucial components for a new audio engineering product after experiencing multiple issues with both U.S.-based and overseas manufacturers.  About Whitestone Audio Whitestone Audio Instruments is the result of a 5-year research and development journey undertaken by husband-and-wife team Dave and Kim … Continue reading “How EVS Metal Worked with Whitestone Audio Instruments to Simplify Production of a Ground-Breaking Audio Engineering Product”

2021 Guide to Sheet Metal Parts, Weldments and Assemblies

Precision sheet metal fabricators offer a range of fabricating capabilities for items big and small, and it’s critical to understand the difference between a part, a weldment, and an assembly when embarking on a metal fabrication project. Below are descriptions of each, along with examples of how they all fit together to create various finished … Continue reading “2021 Guide to Sheet Metal Parts, Weldments and Assemblies”

Powder Coating in Metal Fabrication: 2021 Guide

Powder coating is a metal finishing process that involves the application of dry, free-flowing, colored powder to a fabricated part or product via electrostatic means. The coated metal then undergoes heat curing to harden it. Powder Coating Basics EVS Metal utilizes both conventional liquid paint and powder coating for metal finishing. The primary difference between … Continue reading “Powder Coating in Metal Fabrication: 2021 Guide”

5 Tips for Improving Sheet Metal Part Design

EVS Metal fabricates a wide range of sheet metal parts, including brackets, frames and fixtures for many different industries. After more than 25 years, it’s become clear that there are some definite “dos” and “don’ts” when it comes to designing sheet metal parts for fabrication, many of which can directly affect an item’s cost. The … Continue reading “5 Tips for Improving Sheet Metal Part Design”

2021 Guide to Fabricated Metal Enclosures: Boxes, Bins, Cages, Containers, Panels and Cabinets

There are a number of different types of commercial and industrial enclosures that can be fabricated and manufactured from metals such as stainless steel, carbon steel, and aluminum. These include boxes, bins, cages, containers, panels and cabinets. Even mobile carts, like the ones used to store tools in a garage, are considered a type of … Continue reading “2021 Guide to Fabricated Metal Enclosures: Boxes, Bins, Cages, Containers, Panels and Cabinets”

What is CNC Machining? 2021 Guide for Metal Fabricators and Manufacturers

CNC machining is a type of subtractive manufacturing that has been in use since the dawn of the industrial age by metal fabricators. It can involve a wide variety of processes, but the most important commonality is that each type of machining involves cutting a piece of raw material into a specified size and shape … Continue reading “What is CNC Machining? 2021 Guide for Metal Fabricators and Manufacturers”

Self-Service Kiosks: Is 2021 Their Year?

While the financial industry has embraced kiosks — also known as banking kiosks or ATMs — for decades now, many more industries are now looking to reduce overhead in a similar way — retail and foodservice in particular. The use of self-service kiosks is becoming more and more common, because this kind of automation can … Continue reading “Self-Service Kiosks: Is 2021 Their Year?”

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