Long-lived defense programs face the challenge of components no longer available, reflecting the consolidation of sources, obsolete technologies or suppliers discontinuing products because of low demand or poor profit margins. It’s serious enough that the Department of Defense has created a program to address it, called Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS).
As a long-term supplier to the defense industry, MECA Electronics has formalized its own DMSMS policy and program to support all products it manufactures, whether standard or custom. MECA’s policy is to maintain availability of its own products, pricing them economically at industry supply standards.
For similar products discontinued by other manufacturers, MECA will review the available documentation to assess electrical performance and mechanical packaging, determining whether it can provide a product meeting the form, fit and function requirements. In the best case, MECA will offer an off-the-shelf design; otherwise, it will provide a quotation to develop a custom product meeting the requirement.
Privately held, MECA Electronics designs and manufactures an extensive line of RF/microwave components, including fixed attenuators, directional couplers, hybrid couplers, isolators and circulators, power divider and combiners, RF loads, DC blocks, bias tees, cables and adapters. Since 1961, MECA has served the RF/microwave industry with passive components and equipment operating to 50 GHz, used in high performance applications such as satellite communications, mobile radio, radar, telemetry, aviation, air traffic communications, space and defense. ISO 9001:2015 certified, MECA manufactures its products in the U.S.
The company’s 15,000 square foot design and manufacturing facility supports low volume production; medium to high volumes are produced with the support of domestic contract manufacturers. This capable supply chain is key to MECA’s ability to deliver quality, cost-effective solutions.
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