Whether your product is intended for Central Office, Outdoor, or Outside Plant Cabinet environment, Metak has all expertise to design your product to meet the different specific requirements.
With over 20 years of experience designing electronics packaging for telecommunication companies, our team offers a breadth of expertise rarely seen in just one company. From multi-card rack mount shelves for Central Office environments to pole-mounted outdoor remote units, Metak has designed products for just about every part of the telecom spectrum. This allows us to assist customers with their system architecture and can aid your company in selecting backplane interconnect, I/O connector, fans, heatsinks, etc.
Working closely with your electrical engineers, we will develop fully detailed PCB common features that capture all the necessary details to ensure that the PCBs interface correctly with their mechanicals.
Being well versed in Bellcore, FCC and UL/CSA, our designs reflect the many years of experience we have in meeting these specifications for telecom customers. Failing to be compliant during certification testing can cause costly redesigns, and lead customers to reject placing your product in their controlled environments. At Metak, experience guides our designs to successful certification testing, and our designs sit proudly in some of the most stringently controlled Central Offices in the world.
Metak Systems integrates innovative thinking and sound mechanical design to make ideas work. Our designers integrate seamlessly with you product development group. Our experience with leading edge product has forged a team that has the depth, lateral thinking and rapid response you need to deliver a quality design on time every time.
Metak is positioned to deliver integrated one-stop product development services. Our team is extensively familiar with the challenges that face any new product development, and will work closely with your company to ensure on time delivery of your product. Our involvement begins by learning your objectives, goals and target market. Based on this input, Metak will create a comprehensive project requirements document that will detail all the necessary steps to be accomplished to have a successful product launch. Our team will then work closely with you and your company to ensure smooth and efficient progression from initial concept, to detail design, prototyping, regulatory testing and certification, right through to production.
Unlike large contract manufacturers (CMS) who reluctantly take on design work in order to get production orders, we at Metak believe that quality design is key to the success of a product and as such we are not affiliated with any production vendor. Instead, over the years we have built an extensive network of trusted local and off-shore vendors that allows us to pick the best vendor for the job.
High volume production often entails transferring production overseas. At Metak, we are well aware of the challenges involved with managing off-shore vendors. From late-night conference calls to flying overseas to be present when the first parts come off the tooling, our team will do what is necessary to ensure a smooth transition to production.
Military / Ruggedized
Stringent and tough environmental requirements have become our specialty. We have excelled in designing ruggedized products to meet the different MIL-STDs.
The old era of ruggedized and high cost military products is over to some extent. Metak design team was able to leverage its extensive cost effective consumer products experience coupled with the extensive experience in ruggedized telecom products to offer cost effective military product designs. The benefit to our customers is tremendous. Along with the standard design process used in all of our designs, the design team incorporates into the schedule key applicable MIL-STDs testing milestones early in the design process to avoid surprises and to ensure the product will pass all necessary applicable MIL-STDs testing before product launch.
While initially specializing in the design of electronics packaging, Metak has expanded its service offering to clients who produce products intended for commercial or industrial applications. Whether it is a from-scratch design or a cost-reduction exercise, our thorough understanding of manufacturing processes and expansive design experience allows us to quickly and efficiently get out clients’ products to market.
Some examples of industrial products that Metak has been instrumental in getting to market include a complete range of fume hood designs, ranging in size from desk size units to walk-in units. These products present a unique challenge in that they require airflow analysis to ensure that the end user is not inhaling dangerous fumes; analysis that Metak was able to provide to customers along with the mechanical design.
Using our extensive design expertise, Metak was able to assist a client in redesigning their gas fired heat exchangers and boiling tanks for their product line, thereby delivering a design that not only held up to the severe stresses of the job but was also significantly easier and faster to manufacture.
Customer perception can be as important to the success of a product as any other factor. A product may be state of the art internally, but if it aesthetically and ergonomically fails to excite customers it may not reach the level of success desired. Our experienced Industrial design team will ensure that your product is visually pleasing, has an intuitive interface, and projects the image you seek.
Depending on your requirements, our industrial design team can provide evolutionary concepts based on your existing products, or revolutionary concepts to take your company’s products in a new direction.
Security / Scientific Products
In today’s world, security has taken on a new significance. This has placed increasing pressures on companies who cater to the security market to deliver product faster to the market, and to be able to quickly customize existing product for new clients. From security cameras to physical access units, Metak’s design expertise and responsiveness make us the company of choice in assisting these companies in getting their product to market on time.
Thermal analysis plays a major role in the product development cycle by identifying and addressing thermal issues during the design stage.
Reducing Thermal Risk is a Key Factor for any Programs Success.
With the ever increasing board density and power consumption of today’s electronics systems, it is imperative to identify and address thermal issues during the preliminary design stage. Failure to do so can lead to costly recalls and redesigns due to product overheating. By investing in comprehensive thermal analysis upfront, thermal risk is eliminated from production, ensuring timely delivery of reliable product.
For more than 10 years, Metak has offered comprehensive thermal analysis services to our customers. As the mechanical design evolves, Metak takes advantage of Mentor Graphics FLOTHERM’s™ comprehensive 3D modeling capabilities. This powerful tool enables our designers to create virtual 3D models of electronic equipment, perform thermal analysis, identify thermal issues within the design, and virtually investigate possible solutions until the optimal solution is found. Metak offers thermal analysis as a stand-alone service, or as part of a overall design.
During your next electro-mechanical enclosure design, ask yourself if the program can afford to take a system release delay due to thermal management issues. If not, please contact Metak at 1-866-349-0795 and be assured your next design will meet the necessary thermal requirements.
It would be impossible to detail every field that our team at Metak Systems has worked in. If your company has a requirement for mechanical design but you cannot find your specific field or market listed on our website, rest assured that we are first and foremost mechanical designers. If your project requires mechanical design, our multi-disciplinary team will be able to assist you. Simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your specific requirements.
Finite element analysis (FEA) is another tool used by Metak to ensure a strong and reliable design. Working in parallel with our mechanical designers, our FEA experts will model the design in 3D, begin performing analyses to identify areas of concern and provide possible solutions to increase the strength and reliability of the product.
Metak’s Finite Element Analysis is offered as a stand-alone service, or can be coupled with our design expertise for a complete design service.
Our FEA experts can virtually investigate various design changes and materials, allowing them to quickly and cheaply identify the optimal solution. Investing in comprehensive finite element analysis upfront is critical in de-risking products before production. Finite element analysis is also be used by Metak to investigate how a design will behave under load, identifying how and where deflection will occur.