Optical Communications

Optical Communications
Market Applications

Optical Communications

Optical Communications for global broadband connectivity are pushing the boundaries of what is possible.


AMETEK Glass to Metal Seals (GTMS) and Ceramic to Metal Seals (CTMS) are used in several optical communication applications, including optical networking components and RF frequency test and measurement equipment among others.  AMETEK’s ability to help customers develop products to meet demanding specifications allows AMETEK Inc. to win their confidence and develop long-term relationships.  Additionally, AMETEK’s reputation for excellence in developing custom hermetic interconnect and thermal microelectronic packaging solutions creates opportunities to share expertise across various customer applications.

Our capabilities to serve this industry include:

  • Worldwide supplier to industrial, telecommunication and process control industry 
  • Lean manufacturing implementation at all facilities 
  • Temperature testing to 1000°F / 538°C 
  • High current contacts using noble metals 
  • High density contact patterns 
  • Hard wired or mated pair design options 
  • Reduced lead times for prototype requirements 
  • Comprehensive design and testing capabilities 
  • Total Vertical Integration 
  • Machining capabilities 
  • In-house plating 
  • Manufacturing of both low pressure (TO style) and high pressure (stainless steel and titanium) headers 
  • High reliability, hermetically sealed packages from standard outlines (transistor outline, dual in-line, plug-ins and flatpacks) to extremely sophisticated and complex custom configurations 
  • In-house metal fabrication, stamping, grinding, punching 
  • Component manufacturing including RF terminals, DC pin assemblies and SMA, SMP (GPO) and SSMP (GPPO) connectors 
  • Dedicated brazing, sealing, and integration furnaces 
  • In-house tool and die 
  • Split frame manufacturing capabilities for larger, more complex assemblies 
AMETEK Inc. is ISO9001:2000 (with AS9100A) Registered by NSF

Applications Include:

  • Test and Measurement Equipment (RF Frequency) 
  • Satellites 
  • Optical Networking Components