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Inside ESI: How Our Manufacturing Equipment Works

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Committed to continual improvement, the team at ESI is constantly on the lookout for new equipment and processes that will ensure the highest-quality, fastest production — especially for the largest runs. To accomplish this, we’ve even custom-built a few machines of our own. You may have heard about our latest venture in 3D printing to […]

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How to Cut Costs from Your Stamped Metal Product’s Design

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We’ve seen manufacturers go to great lengths to avoid high production costs — from settling for lower quality materials to avoiding much-needed secondary processes. The problem is that these methods generally lead to a completed part of lower quality, prone to breakage and malfunctioning. To achieve the highest quality stamped metal parts at acceptable costs, […]

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3 Industries That Are Benefiting from Drones

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Years ago, drones seemed like an idea of the future that would only exist in a science fiction novel. Fast forward to today, where the personal and domestic use of drones is growing rapidly. Ecommerce giant Amazon.com, for example, is working hard on a number of fully autonomous drone prototypes to make their proposed Amazon […]

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The Real Cost of Manufacturing in China: Why More OEMs are Reshoring Manufacturing

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10 years ago, China offered manufacturing services at a 30% lower cost than the U.S. — a deal that American companies were hard-pressed to ignore. For years, scores of U.S. manufacturing jobs were suffering the same fate from projects being outsourced overseas. But now, things are starting to change: domestic energy costs are decreasing, Chinese […]

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Watch a 3D Printer Create an Inspection Fixture

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In a relatively short amount of time, 3D printing has had quite an impact on the manufacturing sector. As 3D printing becomes more prominent in the public sphere, it opens up a world of opportunities for manufacturers. 3D printing technology is “additive,” meaning manufacturers can use the minimum material needed to fabricate the part — […]

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Thinking Green: ESI Supports Environment with Solar Panels

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Solar power usage saving CT manufacturer gas, money, and emissions Earth Day is just as important in the manufacturing field as it is in the private realm — especially for local metal stamper Engineering Specialties, Inc. (ESI), which saves one hundred tons of CO2 per year with its building’s solar panels. More than two years […]

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Browse Metal Stamping Projects for the Aerospace, Medical, and Automotive Industries

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Metal stamping is used in a variety of applications across industries because of the process’s high-volume production capabilities. When you apply metal stamping with assembly and machining, you can also save significant overall costs and lead time for your finished component. ESI understands the importance of a finished part once it’s sent off for industry […]

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Cutting Labor Costs with Automated Assembly

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When Henry Ford first introduced the assembly line concept in the early 1900s, it was a serious game-changer — revolutionizing not just the automobile industry, but the entire manufacturing industry virtually overnight. After more than a century since Ford’s innovation, the manufacturing landscape is now facing a similar manufacturing revolution: automated assembly. Automating certain manufacturing […]

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ESI Adds Swiss-Made Wire EDM Machine to Connecticut Facility

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Engineering Specialties, Inc. (ESI) is excited to announce the addition of a new high-speed wire EDM cutting machine to its line of innovative equipment. The introduction of the AgieCharmilles CUT 300 mS, the most versatile wire EDM machine on the market, will exponentially expand upon ESI’s precision machining capabilities and services. Specializing in high speed […]

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How ESI Assembles & Inspects 500,000+ Parts Per Week

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Every manufacturer constantly seeks ways to increase productivity while simultaneously decreasing defect rates — which is not an easy task. Using highly advanced machine vision technology, however, is one way to accomplish the feat. Engineering Specialties, Inc. (ESI) has integrated this technology into an automated assembly process that allows us to quickly manufacture, assemble and […]

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