Fiber Cassettes Case Study

Bright Ideas Case Study: Fiber Cassettes

Bright Ideas is the TyRex Family’s New Evolutionary Technology Thinking program designed to create “Innovative Marketing Initiatives” that will develop into Expanding Markets with “Competitive Co-Market Positioning” utilizing our newest tool, 3D Printing. The program has enabled our family of companies to reduce time with large cost savings through quick-turn prototypes, time-efficient jigs and fixtures, and, of course, overall production cost reductions. We are excited to offer these same possibilities to you and your customers as co-marketing partners.

Recently, the team at fellow TyRex Family member Megladon came up with a Bright Idea for fiber cassette housings. Hoping to cut costs and create customization opportunities for fiber cassettes, Megladon approached SabeRex (additive manufacturing production) and TekRex (an associated entity of the TyRex group focused on 3D printing design and development) about an additive manufacturing solution. Of note, high-density fiber distribution cassettes are a key fiber product widely-utilized in data centers that offer unsurpassed fiber density and are designed to be used in conjunction with high-density panels. The following breakout presents the project challenge and eventual solution.

 

CHALLENGE: Fiber cassette housings have to be purchased from a third-party and are not only expensive to procure, but create high inventory carrying costs. Additionally, there is limited customization ability.

 

SOLUTION: By 3D printing cassette housings, Megladon was able to save money on procurement and inventory, while also easily updating designs without incurring expensive tooling costs to satisfy customer requests.

3D Printed High Density Fiber Cassette

3D Printed High-Density Fiber Cassette

Check out the video below to see exactly how SabeRex, Megladon and TekRex teamed up to find an innovative internal solution for fiber cassette production and made this Bright Idea a reality.

For additional information on how the TyRex Family can help you with your own Bright Ideas, please feel free to contact our team.

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About SabeRex

A preferred service provider for major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), SabeRex offers a wide array of technology services with capabilities across the entire United States and beyond. Backed by a management team with diversified expertise spanning industries from aerospace and telecommunications to retail, oil & gas, information technology, alternate energy and more, SabeRex provides solutions throughout a product’s entire life cycle that range from simple to complex and can take our clients’ products from beginning to end or anywhere in between. We have built our reputation on best-in-class, custom services in six major Core Competencies (Additive Manufacturing, Integrated Logistics, Value-Add Configuration, High-Value Electronics Repair, Complex Contract Manufacturing, Technical Field Services), which combine to create a total-solution approach including everything from efficient assembly and customized kitting to flexible deployment, complex repairs and expert field services.