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Optimized Manufacturing

Component Manufacturing

II-VI Marlow originated as a thermoelectric component supplier to U.S. military and space agencies more than 35 years ago. Built into the company’s foundation is a commitment to quality and dedication to putting the customer first.

As a result, II-VI Marlow approaches the component manufacturing process with your business and technology requirements as a central priority. Although II-VI Marlow offers standard, off-the-shelf products for purchase online, customers often select an optimized-to-spec thermoelectric component to ensure the best match for their application’s requirements.

During the optimization process, engineers factor in performance, dimensions, packaging, reliability and cost to meet the specifications identified by the customer. In a production environment, the extended lifetime, reliability and performance enhancement gained through an optimized design translates to significant savings over the program’s lifetime.

Highlights

  • Component variations:
    • Dimensions ranging: 2mm2—80mm2
    • Solder temperatures: 138°C—305°C
    • Ceramic selections: AlO, AlN, BeO
    • Accessories: lead wires, pre-tinning, exterior metallization, sealing, package mounting
  • Production from U.S. or Vietnam facilities
  • Volume production capacity to 1M+ units/month
  • Advanced quality systems


As the foundational element of our business, the development and manufacture of thermoelectric components remains a key focus, even as the business expands to provide more sub-assembly and end-product offerings.

Our Optimize-to-Spec solutions offer complete flexibility to optimize thermoelectric components and assemblies to meet your application requirements.

Working from standardized components and processes, each thermoelectric solution may be optimized for:

  • Performance
  • Dimensional constraints
  • Power consumption
  • Product lifetime
  • Durability
  • Testing/compliance


The optimization process begins with an application consultation and results in a perfectly tailored solution to fit your requirements – offering the maximum performance while delivering cost savings through production efficiency, extended product lifetime and reduced PPM.

 

Sub - Assembly Manufacturing

Sub-Assembly Manufacturing

II-VI Marlow also offers extended contract manufacturing services to develop thermal sub-assemblies to meet customer requirements. Thermoelectric components are combined with heat sinks, fans, power supplies, temperature control electronics and more to ensure proper integration with your end-product design.

Maintaining an internal thermal design team or locating a contract manufacturer with thermoelectric expertise is cost-prohibitive. For II-VI Marlow, low-cost manufacturing in Vietnam offsets the cost. II-VI Marlow keeps the thermal components together and optimizes the entire system to offer the maximum benefit.

For sub-assembly builds, II-VI Marlow assigns a dedicated, local program manager to act as a liaison between you and all facets of the manufacturing process. Program managers ensure that your requirements are fulfilled at every stage while delivering consistent feedback on production status, quality audit results and inspection reports.

All prototypes and initial builds occur at Marlow’s primary design center in Dallas, TX, for verification and testing. Products then transition to Vietnam for production to achieve low-cost targets.

Vietnam manufacturing highlights:

  • ISO 9001:2008 certified facility
  • TQM (Total Quality Management) philosophy
  • Mirror of the Dallas production facility in quality and process
  • Moderate to high-volume capacity available
  • Highly trained operators in TEC mechanical and electrical assemblies
  • Consistent track record of high-volume production yields >98%
  • Proven Asian and U.S. supply chains, with volume discounts negotiated
  • Advanced quality systems
  • Located in a free trade zone
  • Export via land, air and sea

 

 

End-Product Manufacturing

End-Product Manufacturing

II-VI Marlow offers a comprehensive service package for customers looking to outsource the full engineering, design and manufacturing processes, often including the manufacture of an end-use product.

Customers who pursue this solution often reference: 

  • Ability to leverage II-VI Marlow low-cost manufacturing facilities
  • Quick ramp and/or high-volume manufacturing needs
  • Agility and responsiveness through the development process
  • Cost savings over hiring their own internal resources


From established Fortune 100 companies to emerging start-ups, II-VI Marlow develops successful thermal solutions for customers worldwide in a broad range of industries.

Customers select II-VI Marlow time and time again for two primary reasons:

  • Quality/Reliability

If the thermoelectric device fails, the application fails. II-VI Marlow products have a sustained track record of meeting or exceeding customer reliability requirements in the automotive, telecommunications, medical, consumer electronics and defense markets. When evaluating the long-term cost of a thermal solution, the quality factor leads customers to II-VI Marlow.

  • Service

Many organizations claim “service-based” as an advantage, but our customers continue to list this in their top three reasons for selecting II-VI Marlow. At II-VI Marlow, you will often hear our goal stated: “to serve as an extension of your design department.” We view customers as partners – and remain committed to enabling their success in the application at-hand and the market. 

 

Our Optimize-to-Spec solutions offer complete flexibility to optimize thermoelectric components and assemblies to meet your application requirements.

Working from standardized components and processes, each thermoelectric solution may be optimized for:

  • Performance
  • Dimensional constraints
  • Power consumption
  • Product lifetime
  • Durability
  • Testing/compliance


The optimization process begins with an application consultation and results in a perfectly tailored solution to fit your requirements – offering the maximum performance while delivering cost savings through production efficiency, extended product lifetime and reduced PPM.

Component Manufacturing

II-VI Marlow originated as a thermoelectric component supplier to U.S. military and space agencies more than 35 years ago. Built into the company’s foundation is a commitment to quality and dedication to putting the customer first.

As a result, II-VI Marlow approaches the component manufacturing process with your business and technology requirements as a central priority. Although II-VI Marlow offers standard, off-the-shelf products for purchase online, customers often select an optimized-to-spec thermoelectric component to ensure the best match for their application’s requirements.

During the optimization process, engineers factor in performance, dimensions, packaging, reliability and cost to meet the specifications identified by the customer. In a production environment, the extended lifetime, reliability and performance enhancement gained through an optimized design translates to significant savings over the program’s lifetime.

Highlights

  • Component variations:
    • Dimensions ranging: 2mm2—80mm2
    • Solder temperatures: 138°C—305°C
    • Ceramic selections: AlO, AlN, BeO
    • Accessories: lead wires, pre-tinning, exterior metallization, sealing, package mounting
  • Production from U.S. or Vietnam facilities
  • Volume production capacity to 1M+ units/month
  • Advanced quality systems


As the foundational element of our business, the development and manufacture of thermoelectric components remains a key focus, even as the business expands to provide more sub-assembly and end-product offerings.