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Using Laser Marking for Logos and Serial Numbers

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Products across multiple industries must meet label compliance standards, prompting more manufacturers to leverage laser marking to improve product traceability. Cutting-edge fiber laser marking and similar technologies now allow companies to literally make their mark on materials that would be difficult — if not impossible — to alter otherwise. Unlike screen printing or hand engraving, […]

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Rockwell, Brinell, and Vickers Metal Hardness Tests: What’s the Difference?

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Completing a hardness test is a critical step in qualifying metal parts; these tests determine the various properties of a specific metal, such as resistance to wear, toughness, and formability. Different test scales were created to assist engineers in selecting the appropriate metals and hardness for their specific application. To help you understand the different […]

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Q&A with ESI’s President: Why More Aerospace Manufacturers Are Investing in Automation

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2017 is looking promising for the aerospace industry, driven by increasing military investments and a growing commercial/regional aircraft market. This forecast is increasing jobs and manufacturing work throughout the country, forcing aerospace manufacturers to rely more heavily on automation to complete high-volume projects. Manufacturers serving this industry are also increasingly investing in automated inspection equipment […]

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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


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, for example, is working hard on a number of fully autonomous drone prototypes to make their proposed Amazon […]

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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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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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