The mechanical engineering process develops technology and solutions for structures, sub-systems, and survivability. Using three-dimensional Computer-Aided Design (CAD), TAG Tactical Systems’ research, design, develop, and fabricate customer-centric products using high-performance materials to house and protect a wide range of sensitive devices and controls. The TAG Mechanical engineers involved in designing prototypes are also able to understand and apply concepts from the chemistry and electrical engineering fields. TAG Mechanical engineers are able to apply current technologies and principals to machine and product design, production, and manufacturing processes.
For example, the MIL-STIK® was mechanically designed by TAG to serve the purpose of anchoring PWB boards down into their prescribed slot, which solved a potential customer issue of boards becoming unseated and provided risk mitigation for mission critical systems and programs. MIL-STIK’s are constructed of black heavy duty plastic and are of two differing types that accommodate varying manufactured board styles. The bottom part of the MIL-STIK is designed to take double sided tape allowing for easy removal, yet at the same time giving a shock proof clamp on a specific board. The board clamp slides down from the top and also has the ability to slide up and down a rack and lock into place. The whole part has been tested to MIL-STD-810 Grade A shock.