Electronic manufacturering services provider TT Electronics-IMS is showcasing here at Farnborough International Airshow 2014 its full range of specialized manufacturing capabilities, and its accreditation by the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap). The production capabilities include cable harness manufacturing and assembly, printed circuit board assembly, environmental qualification and full product integration. The company also offers manufacturing analysis expertise, such as its “Product Life Management” services.
“We can look at the product before it’s even designed and ‘de-risk’ the product” by analyzing factors including the life expectancy of the parts, alternative parts in the marketplace and their cost and lead time, and even the alloys they employ, said Gary Allen, European managing director, TT Electronics. The company also provides assistance to OEMs seeking to take advantage of lower cost global production opportunities.
Early this year the British company announced achieving Nadcap accreditation in its factories in Europe, Asia and North America in the electronics category (AC7120), and can now also provide enhanced global support for aerospace companies requiring Nadcap accredited manufacturing processes. Though not necessary for legacy components, the marketplace is demanding accreditation from Nadcap for new products.
TT Electronics (Hall 1, Stand D10, Booth 6) can also help find lower cost, alternative production solutions in a client’s region, the geographical proximity keeping shipping costs and lead times low. The company is currently developing low-cost manufacturing facilities in Romania for Europe-based companies, and in Mexico for North American producers. For defense contractors building products prohibited from manufacture in specific countries that may offer low-cost production solutions, such as China, TT Electronics can determine parts of the component that are not constrained by such prohibitions, and arrange for their manufacture.
“We’re an integral part of our customers’ business,” said Allen. “We have a global footprint, but very much a local fingerprint.”