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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: 2022 Update

Article Revised August 31st, 2022 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 … Continue reading “Powder Coating in Metal Fabrication: 2022 Update”

The Impact of Raw Materials Pricing on Manufacturing and Fabrication in 2021

Article Revised July 29th, 2022 Raw materials pricing has continued to fluctuate over the past two decades, remaining more volatile than most manufacturers would like. Dealing with issues associated with the cost volatility of raw materials is one of the largest challenges we face as metal fabricators, but by staying on top of the trends … Continue reading “The Impact of Raw Materials Pricing on Manufacturing and Fabrication in 2021”

5 Tips for Improving Sheet Metal Part Design

Updated: June 9, 2022 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 … Continue reading “5 Tips for Improving Sheet Metal Part Design”

2022 Guide to Fabricated Metal Enclosures: Boxes, Bins, Cages, Containers, Panels and Cabinets

Guide Updated August 25th, 2022 There are many 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 … Continue reading “2022 Guide to Fabricated Metal Enclosures: Boxes, Bins, Cages, Containers, Panels and Cabinets”

What is CNC Machining? 2022 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 material such as metal or plastic into a specified … Continue reading “What is CNC Machining? 2022 Guide for Metal Fabricators and Manufacturers”

Self-Service Kiosks: Is This Their Year?

Updated: May 1, 2022 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 food service in particular. The use of self-service kiosks is becoming increasingly common to help minimize … Continue reading “Self-Service Kiosks: Is This Their Year?”

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

Updated: June 9th, 2022 In 2020, our Austin, Texas CNC machine shop 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 machining center up and running was only the first step in what has been an incredibly educational few months, because … Continue reading “CNC Machining with the Haas EC-400: A New (Horizontal!) Perspective”

Ink, Paint and Powder Coat Finishing: 2022 Guide for Metal Fabricators

Article Updated June 1st, 2022 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 … Continue reading “Ink, Paint and Powder Coat Finishing: 2022 Guide for Metal Fabricators”

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