We help our customers optimize existing products, as well as develop new ones. We build to UL 508A and ISO quality standards at competitive cost. In addition to UL 508A, our Panel and Sub-assembly shop is certified to build to the UL-1741 and UL-67 standards. Our staff is experienced in intrinsically-safe applications and able to comply with, and produce documentation packages for, CE, CSA, SEMI, and IP-20 standards.
We can build solely to customer specifications or, with our engineering department, turn-key a project from conceptualization to installation. If a customer's system or sub-system is already complete engineering-wise and ready to be assembled by the tens, hundreds, or thousands, we stand ready to build, test, and deliver each and every one of those units: on-spec, on-budget, and most importantly, on-schedule.
And if there's still room for product improvement, such as optimization for manufacturing, component-cost reduction, functional enhancement, or standards compliance - our engineering group can do that too.
Design and Development
DST provides innovative design and engineering that solves technological problems fast. Our rapid prototype-assembly allows for product testing, iterative improvement, compliance certification (e.g., UL and CE), and final commercialization, to take place sooner. This helps provide cost-effectiveness that, during development, slows down R&D capital-burn, and during production, allows competitive (but profitable!) price-points.
Outsourced Subsystem Manufacturing (OSM)
DST's Outsourced Subsystem Manufacturing or OSM (pronounced "Awesome") group specializes in higher-volume production of electrical or electronic-based subsystems. This can be as simple as assembling a few wiring harnesses for a microscopic x-ray system or as complicated as designing, building, programming, and servicing over a thousand PLC & HMI based controllers that regulate the delivery of specialty gasses to production tools. OSM's big value to DST's customers is lower cost with higher quality and faster delivery so the OEM can concentrate on improving its products and satisfying its customers.
Serving both DST's custom panel shop and OSM group, our Procurement Department actually operates as a profit-center for our customers. Cost-cutting tactics used by our experienced and tough-minded purchasing people include supplier pricing alliances, volume purchasing leverage, and web-based RFQ & order entry. Coupled with a contemporary globalized procurement philosophy that makes lowering costs their "Prime Directive," DST-Procurement uses these tools to ensure the highest quality components, at the lowest possible cost, delivered in the shortest time possible.