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Manufacturing Industry News

It’s been a busy few weeks in the fabrication and manufacturing industries. This week, we’re briefly recapping some of the most important news of the recent cycles.   U.S Trade War with China Escalates Just when we thought the trade war was starting to resolve itself, tensions rose again. On May 10th, tariffs on Chinese … Continue reading “Manufacturing Industry News”

EVS Welder Michael Miller Wins Second-Consecutive Skills USA Competition

Congratulations are in order for EVS Texas (Pflugerville-Austin) welder Michael Miller, who recently won his second-consecutive Skills USA competition at the state level.  Michael won for his piece entitled “Kinship,” which was created to represent his modern, blended family.   An excerpt from Michael’s artist’s statement reads: Kinship is a sculpture about the joining of two … Continue reading “EVS Welder Michael Miller Wins Second-Consecutive Skills USA Competition”

ITAR for Manufacturers: Violations and the Importance of Documentation

EVS Metal has two International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)-registered metal fabrication and manufacturing facilities: Pflugerville (Austin), Texas; and Keene, New Hampshire.  ITAR registration is required by the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) for all of its contracted manufacturers, exporters and brokers. Therefore, we thought it was time we covered some … Continue reading “ITAR for Manufacturers: Violations and the Importance of Documentation”

ITAR for Manufacturers: Compliance and Best Practices

EVS Metal has two International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)-registered metal fabrication and manufacturing facilities: Pflugrville (Austin), Texas; and Keene, New Hampshire.  ITAR registration is required by the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) for all of its contracted manufacturers, exporters and brokers. Therefore, we thought it was time we covered some … Continue reading “ITAR for Manufacturers: Compliance and Best Practices”

ITAR Basics for Manufacturers

EVS Metal has two International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)-registered metal fabrication and manufacturing facilities: Pflugerville (Austin), Texas; and Keene, New Hampshire. ITAR registration is required by the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) for all of its contracted manufacturers, exporters and brokers. As a registered manufacturer, this means that EVS has … Continue reading “ITAR Basics for Manufacturers”

The Trump Tariffs: One Year Later

March marks the 1-year anniversary of President Trump’s Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, and what could have easily been the start of a trade war with China and other countries that have traditionally been close allies of the United States. These include Mexico, Canada, and those comprising the EU — all of which did, … Continue reading “The Trump Tariffs: One Year Later”

Which Power Source is Best to Run Punch Presses?

EVS Metal recently acquired a state-of-the-art Amada servo-electric turret punch press for their New Hampshire facility. This marks the third EVS location that features servo-electric punch press technology. What makes this punch press so much more advanced than machines of the past that EVS would want to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in such … Continue reading “Which Power Source is Best to Run Punch Presses?”

EVS Metal Invests in Cutting-Edge Amada Turret Punch Press for New Hampshire Facility

EVS Metal’s Keene, New Hampshire metal fabrication facility has taken delivery of a state of the art Amada AE 2510NT single AC servo-drive turret punch press. The addition of this machine is the culmination of nearly $500K in equipment and tooling investments EVS Metal has made over the last year in New Hampshire. The new … Continue reading “EVS Metal Invests in Cutting-Edge Amada Turret Punch Press for New Hampshire Facility”

Welding Aluminum vs. Welding Steel

It’s often said that aluminum is a harder metal to weld than steel. And while it’s true that most welders start out by learning to weld steel before moving on to aluminum, it’s not entirely accurate to say that it’s harder. In general, welding aluminum is simply different, and requires a solid understanding of those … Continue reading “Welding Aluminum vs. Welding Steel”

Fabricating Aluminum vs. Fabricating Steel

As would probably be expected, precision steel fabrication and manufacturing is a big part of what we do at EVS Metal. While steel tends to the metal most frequently undergoing a range of fabrication processes at any given time, we frequently work with aluminum as well. However, these two metals require different treatment by our … Continue reading “Fabricating Aluminum vs. Fabricating Steel”