Fiber Cassettes Case Study

Bright Ideas Case Study: Custom Form Factor Patch Panels & Fiber Cassettes

Recently, the team at Megladon Manufacturing came up with a Bright Idea for custom form factor, 3D printed fiber distribution cassettes housings.

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.

Hoping to cut costs and create customization opportunities for fiber cassettes, Megladon Manufacturing approached fellow TyRex Family members SabeRex (additive manufacturing production) and TekRex (an associated entity of the TyRex Group focused on 3D printing design & 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.


Megladon Manufacturing High Density Fiber Cassette

3D Printed High-Density Fiber Cassette


Check out the video below to see exactly how Megladon Manufacturing, TekRex and SabeRex 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 Megladon

A global industry leader in fiber optics and your premier partner for fiber optic connectivity, Megladon has spent over a decade developing fiber optic technology and perfecting the HLC interconnect. Our patented technology and process results in a reference grade interconnect that is reliable, rugged, repeatable and provides maximum performance. With millions of our products deployed worldwide, our fiber optic technology has been proven time and again to solve many of the problems encountered in network deployment and maintenance. We have also been able to use HLC as the foundation piece to develop unique and passive fiber optic solutions for our customers.