Custom Design & Development

Crystal Group complements its commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product portfolio with custom system design and development services, provided by an expert engineering staff with decades of experience with military, industrial, and commercial systems and devices.

When a program, mission, or challenge requires a custom solution, Crystal Group delivers – on time and on budget – with custom product design and development services. Crystal Group can craft a customized, innovative design – whether a rugged server or workstation, an embedded computer, or rugged displays, networking appliances, or data storage systems.

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Manufacturing Capabilities

Crystal Group employs innovative manufacturing and assembly techniques to ensure the performance and reliability of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment over a long operational life in even the most extreme environments.

Manufacturing techniques, which further differentiate Crystal Group from competitors, include: stabilizing components to endure shock and vibration, increasing air flow to cool hot electronics components, and enhancing conductive and convective heat transfer mechanisms to extend the thermal limits of COTS electronics.

Innovative, rugged chassis designs are crafted with 6000-series aluminum coated with a corrosion inhibitor that maintains the electrical conductivity of the chassis and ensures low-impedance interfaces – further extending performance and useful life, particularly in challenging environments.

Crystal Group’s electrical assembly techniques conform to IPC-A-610, the most widely used electronics assembly standard establishing industry-accepted workmanship criteria.

All electrical assembly techniques conform to IPC-A-610. Crystal Group uses the following in-house production equipment to build and test circuit boards:

  • Speedline MPM/SPM Solder Paste Screen Printer (Tin-lead or Lead Free)
  • Two Phillips GEM Topaz Automated Chip Shooters
  • Phillips GEM Emerald Automated Large BGA Machine with Mag Changer
  • Heller Six Stage IR Reflow Oven
  • Aqueous Technologies Board Washer
  • NUERA JR Tech Devices Wave Solder
  • ERSAScope BGA Optics
  • Mancorp BGA Repair Iron
  • Various Custom Test Equipment Units

Metal machining and inspection is completed on any one of six machines by trained personnel:

  • DoALL Model C305 CNC Saw
  • 30HP HAAS VR3, 10KRPM, 20 Tool Changer with Dual Pallet Changer
  • 30HP HAAS VR4, 10KRPM 20 Tool Changer
  • 30HP, Fadal Model 904, 10KRPM 21 Tool Changer
  • 10HP, HAAS Model TM1, 4.8KRPM, 10 Tool Changer
  • Brown and Sharp CMM

Crystal Group’s facilities, quality management system, and quality operating procedures are certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C:2009.

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Custom Integration

Building advanced technological systems Crystal Group engineers integrate individual technologies, even disparate parts from multiple vendors, into cohesive, comprehensive, and capable systems that meet customer, program, and end user requirements. Call on Crystal Group to specify, procure, inventory, integrate, test, deliver, install, support, and upgrade integrated systems. For robust and rugged systems in the field and on the move, Crystal Group’s expert engineering staff provides…

Project Management

Our systems engineers work closely with our business development managers to accurately capture your requirements and oversee your projects.
We employ a system of reviews and check points to ensure the customer gets exactly what they want and need, including systems requirements review (SRR), preliminary design review (PDR), critical design review (CDR), and production readiness reviews (PRR).

Programs are managed in Microsoft Project and risk management techniques are employed to ensure optimal use of resources and decision making results.