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New Amada EG 6013 Power Press Brake with Automation for EVS Metal Fabrication NJ

EVS Metal, Inc., has added an extraordinary new fabrication system to their New Jersey manufacturing facility: the Amada EG 6013 Power Press Brake with Automation. This new bending machine features the world’s first dual servo-electric drive, allowing EVS to process parts with both high speed and high degrees of precision. The EG 6013 is especially … Continue reading “New Amada EG 6013 Power Press Brake with Automation for EVS Metal Fabrication NJ”

Subtractive Finishing Processes in Metal Fabrication

Article Revised August 19th, 2022 Metal fabrication is often discussed from the perspective of cutting or forming of material — primary metal fab processes. This shaping generally involves subtracting large amounts of metal or using extreme force to change the shape of the metal without breaking it. However, there is an entire range of processes that … Continue reading “Subtractive Finishing Processes in Metal Fabrication”

Spotlight on Metal Forming: Q&A with Greg, Engineer, EVS New Jersey

EVS Metal is fortunate to attract some of the best and most accomplished individuals in the metalworking industry; our outstanding staff is truly our most important asset.  However, it is understandably difficult for customers to get a feel for the level of dedication our team brings to work every day without reading it in their … Continue reading “Spotlight on Metal Forming: Q&A with Greg, Engineer, EVS New Jersey”

Quality Assurance for Metal Fabrication

For those not as familiar with the role of QA in a metal fabrication job shop environment, these team members are tasked with preventing mistakes or defects in fabricated products, as well as averting issues that may arise when delivering finished items to an end customer. According to ISO 9000 guidelines (which EVS follows), QA … Continue reading “Quality Assurance for Metal Fabrication”

Bending and Forming as Non-Subtractive Sheet Metal Fabrication Processes

While sheet metal fabrication is often a subtractive process, there are many ways of using forming mechanisms to shape metal that don’t remove any material at all.  Instead, a given force is applied to a piece of sheet metal to change its geometry.  In order for this to happen, the force must be great enough … Continue reading “Bending and Forming as Non-Subtractive Sheet Metal Fabrication Processes”

Turret Punches & Presses: Modern Precision Tooling Essentials

Turret punches & presses are the meat and potatoes of the modern precision metal fabrication industry. Having made their debut in job shops of the 1950s, it would be a long time before CNC-enabled equipment became the norm; therefore these machines were generally operated manually, by hand.  At that point in history, using a turret … Continue reading “Turret Punches & Presses: Modern Precision Tooling Essentials”

Amada’s Rotary Index Laser Cutting System Debuts at EVS NH

Our new Amada Laser Cutting System with Rotary Index (FOM2 3015 NT RI) has made its debut at EVS Metal’s ITAR-certified manufacturing facility in Keene, NH.  This top-of-the-line integrated cutting unit is considered the most versatile rotary index system available.  With its expanded process range, high-speed cutting head, outstanding accuracy and industry-leading stability, the Amada … Continue reading “Amada’s Rotary Index Laser Cutting System Debuts at EVS NH”

Continuous Flow & Lean Fabrication in Metal Manufacturing

In our last blog, we discussed different lean fabrication systems — traditional as well as non-traditional — that can work together to improve job shop environments, even when the manufacturing mix is atypical of a standard lean environment.  Specifically, we are interested in investigating how the integration of lean philosophy impacts high-mix, low-flow environments like … Continue reading “Continuous Flow & Lean Fabrication in Metal Manufacturing”

Vertical Integration in Manufacturing Matters

EVS Metal has been an industry-leading fabricator since 1994, but over the years, we’ve become much more than that and consider it a point of pride that we’re able to consistently deliver a true experience of vertical integration in manufacturing to our customers. Why is this important?  Because we are able to keep many — … Continue reading “Vertical Integration in Manufacturing Matters”

High-Mix, Low-Volume Manufacturing in a Lean Metal Fabrication Environment

Last week, we began a discussion on utilizing lean principles in traditional job shops.  We continue this week by taking a look at exactly how high-mix, low-volume environments can incorporate and benefit from these ideas, even when the focus must be on production, rather than product. How can lean practices be implemented in high-mix, low-volume … Continue reading “High-Mix, Low-Volume Manufacturing in a Lean Metal Fabrication Environment”

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