The security and safety of citizens and fellow soldiers, sailors, and Marines is mission number one for defense industry members. Defenders need reliable, precise, durable parts, components, and assemblies to meet that challenge. That’s where TPC and its Operating Companies come in.
From our earliest days, TPC’s engineers, manufacturers, and quality assurance professionals have delivered essential optics, parts, components, and assemblies to leading defense contractors who build the planes, helicopters, weapons, and scopes used in the field.
Land, Sea, and Air
TPC’s consortium of manufacturing companies provides a wealth of know-how and capabilities for the defense industry. Our expertise is built on decades of experience producing precise optics, parts, components, and assemblies used by all branches of the armed services.
Lattice Materials in Bozeman, Montana, delivers silicon and germanium lenses and windows used on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, UAVs, thermal targeting systems, missiles, and night vision goggles.
The single crystal materials, substrates, and components created at Lattice with raw materials found in the United States perform under the most adverse conditions and environments.
Optiforms produces lenses, mirrors, windows, and searchlight reflectors for surveillance helicopters, covert filters for long-range IR light sources, and cold shield housings for high-definition IR imaging systems.
Elcon Precision manufacturers vacuum coaxial switches and relays used by various defense contractors and systems integrators.
L&T Precision and Pinnacle Precision produce high-precision sheet metal components and assemblies for military equipment, aerospace applications, defense electronics, firearm components, and optical and imaging systems.
E-Fab, Fotofab, Microphoto, and PEI — TPC companies specializing in producing thin metal parts, components, and assemblies using photochemical etching to deliver tight-tolerance, intricate parts at scale.
Each etching company produces antennas, heat dissipation solutions, circuitry, RF components, filters, burst disks, and screens that integrators and contractors use in communications and defense systems.
Focusing on Advances & Precision
Our approach to developing advanced manufacturing techniques must evolve as security threats become more sophisticated.
Each of TPC’s Operating Companies features highly-trained and skilled engineers and manufacturing experts to deliver precise, complex components to meet the most exacting needs. Further, these production centers leverage cutting-edge technologies like additive manufacturing (3D printing), CNC machining, and advanced robotics. TPC is committed to answering requests for as-needed updates in technology and hardware at every location.
Beyond software and hardware, company management continually improves the education, skill, and production methodologies at every location. The teams embrace optimized production floors and fabrication flows, as well as leveraging the strengths of Six Sigma and Lean techniques.
The Highest Standards of Compliance
Each Operating Company undergoes rigorous compliance testing to ensure it meets and exceeds the requirements for ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) certification.
Every team member understands the strict security and quality control standards set forth by governmental agencies, especially as they apply to handling sensitive defense-related products and technologies. Further, robust cybersecurity measures at every Operating Company protect sensitive information and prevent cyber threats.
Material and Part Traceability
In addition to our company-wide investment in a robust and reliable supply chain to ensure continuous production, TPC is committed to instilling safety measures to secure inventory, production, and delivery of every order.
We’ve implemented dedicated processes for a system of material traceability.
The benefits of this system include:
Compliance — Establishing a system of traceability enables manufacturers to comply with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and AS9100 criteria.
Quality Control — Understanding where the material comes from and its fabrication is vital to delivering a precise, durable, and strong product.
Security — Complete and transparent records are necessary to ensure materials come from trusted sources
Safety — Ensuring the quality of materials used in our manufacturing processes heightens the durability and accuracy of every solution delivered
We invite you to read more about our approach to traceability in our Mission #1: Material & Part Traceability post.
We’re Here to Serve
The Partner Companies and our Operating Companies are committed to the highest precision, security, and reliability standards for all customers.
Our engineers, manufacturers, and quality assurance professionals have decades of experience working with highly specialized and technical requirements. Each facility is adaptable to deliver fast prototypes and mass production runs.