Teledyne Microwave Solutions


Manufacturing

Teledyne MEC's manufacturing complex encompasses over 160,000 square feet of space, with 8,500 square feet of that dedicated to our clean manufacturing facility. This facility is a fully-outfitted space equivalent to a Class 10,000 Clean Room. In addition, our manufacturing capabilities include a full in-house Machine Shop, on-site Chemical and Analytical Lab, and expert-staffed Environmental Test, Inspection, and Calibration departments.

With our veteran staff of engineers, machinists, chemists, technicians, and assemblers, and our comprehensive suite of vigorously-maintained equipment, Teledyne MEC is able to quickly assess the needs of a particular project and put into place a timely and successful product plan, from prototyping all the way through to full production.

Facilities

  • 160,000 total sq. ft. of manufacturing floor space
  • 8,500 sq. ft. of clean manufacturing space--equivalent to a class 10,000 Clean Room
  • Utilities: 120/240V Single Phase, Nitrogen gas, liquid Nitrogen, Hydrogen, water (cooling)

Equipment

  • Over 200 unique RF-High Power Test & Aging Stations
  • Laser Welders
  • TIG Welding
  • Bell Jar Brazing
  • Leak Checkers
  • Optical Comparator
  • H2 Furnaces up to 1350° C
  • Air furnaces up to 1350° C
  • High Vacuum Furnaces up to 1650° C
  • MRC 903-Style Sputter Units
  • XRF
  • Over 30 Turbo Pump Exhaust Stations

Machine Shop

Teledyne MEC features a full-capability in-house machine shop staffed with a team of experienced machinists and outfitted with an impressive complement of equipment. Maintained to strict standards, this equipment is capable of holding to the tightest of tolerances. Our machinists, meanwhile, set us apart with their intimate knowledge of our products and processes. This familiarity and experience allows these craftsmen to create tooling and components in real-time, turning a design into a usable prototype often in a single day.

Equipment

  • Several Fully Automatic CNC Milling Centers including a VF-3 HASS (40" travel in the X direction)
  • Bridgeport Mill (numerically controlled)
  • Hardinge Wide-Bed Lathe
     

Personnel

Over 150 years of combined Machine Shop personnel experience

Model / Tool & Die Shop – Prototyping & Production

Equipment

  • 6 Bridgeport Mills (numerically controlled)
  • Hardinge Wide-Bed Lathes
  • Turn Master Lathe capable of turning 15" dia material
  • Shear
  • Brake
  • ID/OD Grinder
  • 66 Ton Presses
  • Brown & Sharp Surface Grinder

Personnel

Over 200 years of combined Machine Shop experience

Chemical and Analytical Lab

A critical part of Teledyne MEC's manufacturing success is our complete in-house Chemical and Analytical Lab. The precision processes required in the development and manufacture of TWTs—such as plating, anodizing, and electro-polishing, as well as material analysis—can all be undertaken at our facility under the control and supervision of our expert chemists, technicians and engineers. This on-site presence allows us to react quickly to manufacturing requirements and to refine processes within rigorous schedules. 

  • Dull Ni Plating
  • Electroless Ni Plating
  • Copper Sulfate Plating
  • Gold Plating
  • Ni/Cu ID Plating line
  • XRF
  • Anodizing Clear/Black
  • Chemical Cleaning & Electro-Polishing
  • AAS
  • C/S Analyzer
  • Volumetric Analysis
Environmental

The Teledyne MEC Environmental Test department—headed by an Environmental Test Technician with over 24 years of experience—is equipped to perform a broad scope of tests in accordance with the latest military and industrial standards. Our test facility is fitted with a full suite of test chambers and equipment to allow testing for Altitude, Humidity, Temperature, Vibration, and Shock, in accordance with Mil-Std 810 and Mil-Std-202.

Altitude Chamber
Site Pressure Range ............... (97ft) to 70,000ft
Temperature Range ............... -85° C to +125° C
Standards .............................. Mil-Std-810

Humidity Chamber
Standards .............................. Mil-Std-202
Mil-Std-810

Salt Atmosphere Chamber
Standards .............................. ASTM B 117
Mil-Std-202
Mil-Std-810

Temperature Chamber
Temperature Range ................ -85° C to +125° C
Standards ............................... Mil-Std-810

TemperatureThermal Shock Chamber
Temperature Range ................ -85° C to +125° C
Type ...................................... Dual zone elevator type
Standards ............................... Mil-Std-810

Vibration and Shock
Type ...................................... 5000 force pound Electro-dynamic shaker with slip table and expander head
Software ................................ Sine Vibration, Random Vibration,Typical Shock
Standards ............................... Mil-Std-810, Mil-Std-202

Inspection Department

The Teledyne MEC Inspection Department includes measurement capabilities to support both incoming and final product inspection. Our inspection lab is equipped with everything from basic inspection hand tools to cutting-edge technologies, such as our DMIS-based Coordinate Measuring Machine, which boasts measurement accuracies of ±0.0002. Our inspection staff has over 125 years of combined inspection expertise, with all senior inspectors certified through the American Society of Quality. All inspections are performed in accordance with ASME Y-14.5 requirements.

Calibration Department

The Calibration Department is equipped to handle a broad scope of calibration duties, from basic mechanical calibration of hand tools to time, temperature, humidity and RF load system calibrations. All calibration is performed in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 and ANSI/NCSL Z540, with standards directly traceable to N.I.S.T.


 
Teledyne Microwave Solutions  |  11361 Sunrise Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

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