Patton Operates a fully integrated state-of-the-art design, engineering and electronic production center in Maryland providing end-to-end turnkey development and manufacturing services of technology.
Hardware and Software Design & Engineering Services
Prototyping, Alpha and Beta Testing
Supply Chain Management
US Drone Manufacturing
A UAV had a bench-built prototype of a game-changing Drone and sought assistance from a US Manufacturer to further develop the drone platform. Patton delivered Value Engineering services including design for manufacturability, selection and integration of replacement flight control and avionics systems towards US sources. Patton was able to upgrade the design and perform turnkey manufacturing of the platform for volume deployment.
Secure Communication End Points for Defense and Intelligence
Patton Electronics engineered COTs phones modifications to secure them against microphonic breaches. Electrical signals can be transmitted, making conversations vulnerable to eavesdropping. The projects included after-market adaptation of standard telephones, the design, development, and manufacturing of US Made secure telephone end instruments as well as obtaining government lab certifications.
Deep Packet Inspection Probes
Patton was tapped by a major US Telecom company to design and manufacture a high volume next-generation deep packet inspection probe to facilitate analytics services volumes. Patton developed and manufactured several variations of the probe with increased memory, more processing power and the ability to handle the latest protocols. Our Logistics Services enabled the service provider to outsource warehousing and fulfillment including automated configuration, provisioning and end user delivery.
Patton Electronics was founded as Networking & Communications product company. Over the years building out a vertically integrated manufacturing capability for the purpose of bringing Patton brand of hardware and software products to market.
Patton wins a development contract with the US Department of State to develop and manufacture of mobile video surveillance platform. Several other contracts are added in the subsequent years for both commercial and government customers.
Patton formed a Special Projects Group focused on developing opportunities outside of the standard product business. The company created a sales and project capture team and program management resources. Leveraging our in-house capabilities and competencies we continued to participate in integration projects most of which had needs for custom product design and manufacturing services.
It became clear from the level of business realized that Patton Electronics was spawning a Contract Development and Contract Manufacturing business. Today, Patton Electronics Manufacturing offers comprehensive Design, Engineering and Electronics Contract Manufacturing Services from its state-of-the-art development and advanced manufacturing facility. Patton’s ECMS business delivers value by providing innovative and unparalleled services and solutions. We believe in US Manufacturing, Quality, Teamwork, and Integrity, with a Customer First culture of Transparency, Respect, Responsibility, Trust, and Intellectual Property Protection.
Patton Electronics is equipped with state-of-the-art SMT manufacturing lines to deliver CM Services using the latest Advanced Manufacturing technology offering speed, and reliability. This capability encompasses a wide spectrum of turnkey electronic manufacturing capabilities with plasticity in volume, assembly, and processes.
Through Hole PCB Assembly
Surface Mount (SMT) PCB Assembly
Mixed or Complex SMT and Through Hole PCB Assembly
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE DESIGN & ENGINEERING SERVICES
Time-to-market, cost, and quality define the success of any product. Patton delivers end-to-end Design Engineering services from concept to rapid prototyping to mass production efficiently. Patton’s team works effectively at any or every stage of the product design cycle to ensure project success. Patton Electronics works with its customers on technology decisions, feasibility, cost analysis, project planning, resource management, definition, architecture development and hardware plus software development.
Feasibility and cost analysis
Product definition and Project planning
Electronic System Design & Engineering
Hardware Schematic Design
Hardware Platform Selection
Embedded Software Development
ECAD- PCB Design
Design For Manufacturability
Testing & Certification
Mechanical Design & Engineering
Design verification, validation, commissioning, and acceptance
Logistics and product support services
PROTOTYPING, ALPHA AND BETA TESTING
Prototyping improves time to market by enabling design refinement, optimization, and validation before entering mass production. Small batch prototypes provide the opportunity to test and validate, while Alpha and Beta testing engages customers at the tail end of the design process. These activities enhance product quality and performance, mitigate design issues and allows failure mode analysis to refine product reliability. Customer engagement during the design process shortens the time to revenue.
Quick Turn PCB fabrication
Strategic QML, Vendor and Parts Management
Metal Parts Fabrication
Plastic Parts Prototyping
Low Quantity PCB Assembly
Analysis and Review
Value Engineering helps to reduce the material cost and improve manufacturing processes to enhance competitiveness. Similarly, Value Engineering can improve product function or performance in order to command a higher price in the market. We provide services to reduce the BoM cost, labor costs, enhance product performance, quality, and esthetic product appeal to improve value.
Cost reduction through Alternate Material Selection
Cost Reduction through Alternate Vendor Selection
Cost Reduction through Alternate Component Selection and Sourcing
Custom Made LCDs, Capacitive Touch Panels, Cables, Parts, Components and Assembly Development
Metal enclosure to Plastic conversion to enhance Look and achieve Cost Reduction
Strategic Component & Vendor Selection and Qualification
Alternate Design/ Design Modifications
Component Obsolesce Resolution
Incorporating New Technology Options
Through Hole PCB to SMT PCB Conversion
Manufacturing Process Improvement
Software or Firmware Enhancement
Develop Software Hook to empower Eco-System engagement
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS
The driving factors for CM project success includes quality, cost, delivery, and full service logistics. Patton has consignment and other programs in place with the largest electronic component distributors enabling material flows to be tuned to demand. Patton Electronics supply chain strategies, management, and logistics services delivery customer satisfaction by ensuring the right product is available, at the right price, in time, delivered to the right place.
Delivery Planning and Traceability
Cost Reduction through Negotiation & Alternate Part or Vendor Development
Quality Improvement through Process Refinement at Vendor's place
Lead Time Reduction through Vendor Process Analysis and Vendor Managed Inventory
Incoming Quality Check and Quality Plan
Cost Reduction through Shipment Consolidation
Small Batch Procurement and Production for Prototypes and Pilot Run
Supply Chain Risk Analysis
About Contract Electronics Development and Manufacturing
What is Contract Engineering?
Contract Engineering, Contract Develop or Outsourced Engineering involves contracting with a specialized company teams of hardware and/or software engineering professionals that can develop or further develop products on behalf of another company. A Contract Engineering company can enter during any phase of a product development. Companies that provide both hardware and software design services can accelerate product realization and time-to-market because the teams can use efficient methodologies of teamwork. This is a significant advantage over firms that specialize only in creating the electronics for a device.
Research and Development
CAD and Drafting
Product Lifecycle Management
Prototyping, Assembly and Testing
Certification and Compliance Services
Design for Manufacturing
Board Support Packages (BSPs);
Real-time Operating System (RTOS) Development.
What is a Contract Manufacturer?
A Contract Manufacturer (or Contract Manufacturing) is a form of outsourcing. A contract manufacturer produces parts, components, assemblies or finished products on behalf of a customer. The manufactured products are sold or used by the company. Contract manufacturers are usually third parties working to support product needs of their customers. By outsourcing the actual product, companies are able to focus on their business, brand, marketing and sales. Electronic contract manufacturing is an example of contract manufacturing. In recent decades many American and other western countries have relied on Asian Contract Manufacturers because of its low-cost labor force. However, the current trend is bringing manufacturing back home.
What is Electronic Contract Manufacturer?
An Electronic Contract Manufacturer (or Electronic Contract Manufacturing (ECM)), also called Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) are companies that offer services that can include design engineering services, PCB fabrication, subassembly production, turnkey manufacturing, production and testing of electronic products. Often these services extend to logistics, distribution, and order fulfillment. These services are used to supplement or replace company-owned manufacturing operations.
Printed Circuit Board Fabrication
Turnkey Electronic Manufacturing
What are the Benefits of Outsource Engineering and Manufacturing Services?
Outsourcing product development and manufacturing to specialized firms dramatically reduces capital expenditure, operating and supply chain costs. Freeing up internal development cost and manufacturing facilities saves valuable company resources that can be used for other productive business purposes. Most modern technology companies outsource services to allow focus on internal operations and customer facing activity.