About Space Age Electronics

  • Our Story
  • Our People
  • Our Capabilities
  • Our Commitment

Our Story

Space Age was founded and named for a time when
Americans achieved the impossible.

We built our small business with the same qualities that led mankind to the moon: ethics, loyalty, and hard work. Passed down from generation to generation, we have never lost these deep-rooted founding values. Decades of practice has bred knowledge; a powerful tool that has built a team fueled by passion and enthusiasm to overcome every obstacle in our path. The true measure of our team is unity. Through hard work, perseverance, and lifelong bonds, our common goals are always within reach. These goals bring wisdom, and this wisdom guides our instincts. It guides our focus. It guides not only the thrill of a challenge, but the pride of every success.

The values and the lessons learned along our way towards the American Dream are timeless, and their memories are gifts that will live on through every new adventure.

The values and the lessons learned along our way towards the American Dream are timeless, and their memories are gifts that will live on through every new adventure. Enriched through every trial and tribulation, we cherish these gifts like the dawn of a brighter day. They drive success through creative solutions and innovation. They inspire the courage and drive to make dreams into reality. With passion in our hands, distance will have no limit and evolution no end.

This is our story, and we hope it inspires you to discover your own.

Our People

Family-owned for over 50 years, we take pride in our
exceptional team of industry experts.

No Excuses Team

In our mission to take customer service to the next level, we pair our trained professionals directly with yours through our No Excuses Team. These certified experts combine their technical knowledge of tools like AutoCAD with their robust understanding of our full product offerings to lay out a perfectly tailored solution for your most complex project needs. Whether it’s a napkin sketch or a set of challenging specifications, the No Excuses Team will help you make it a reality.

Business Development

Our Business Development Managers are spread all over the country and bring decades of industry experience to each of our valuable partners, providing a personal resource for every customer no matter where they’re located.

Engineering

Engineering

With 9 stations and a full lab, our internal team of electrical and software engineers operate on the cutting edge while handling the electromechanical design and development of our products. Utilizing tools like AutoCAD, SolidWorks, software for schematic capture and routing, and even a Fortus 450mc 3D printer, they strive every day to improve and innovate our contributions to the life safety industry.

Customer Service

Customer Service

Whenever you call Space Age with a product question or job site emergency, rest assured that you’ll always reach one of our highly trained representatives directly at our Massachusetts manufacturing facility. They’ll always make sure your order covers every personal touch you may need and solve your problems efficiently.

Our Capabilities

Our high-tech facilities live in the heart of Massachusetts
and keep our products proudly made in America.

Screening

Whether labeling cabinets or printing multi-colored customer branding, our screening team produces crisp, clean graphics on every product that needs bold lettering or a standout logo using:

  • 3 automated and 2 manual screening stations
  • Plotter, exposure unit, and washout booth for in-house screen production

Plastic Assembly

Taking injection molded material from our manufacturing partner, our plastic assembly team finishes and tests every surge protection device that leaves our shelves with:

  • Branson ultrasonic welders
  • High-production pad printers
  • Mechanical and electrical testing stations

Surface Mount

All of our PC boards are manufactured by a highly trained, methodical team that utilizes:

  • Mydata MY9 SMT Pick and Place Machine
  • Heller 1707 Mark III Reflow System
  • 2 paste machines
  • Quality inspection with a 3D microscope and hot air repair station
  • 7 PC board assembly stations for thru-hole technology
  • Wave solder machine

Shipping

Every product that leaves our facilities is specially packaged and shipped by our team that ensures it reaches its global destination safely using:

  • 4 shipping stations across 2 locations
  • Premiere UPS and FedEx carrier with integrated shipping systems
  • YRC and R+L tracking
  • Custom crate production for secure delivery
  • Corrugated partnerships for tailored product packaging

Automated Metal Punching

All of our sheet metal is sent through one of 5 punch presses, including our automated Amada EMK 3612 MII that features:

  • 55 station turret with punch/form and machine tapping stations
  • 33 ton servo ram
  • 9 shelf auto stock loader/unloader
  • 3 shelf parts remover
  • Lights-out operation capability
  • 120" x 60" work envelope
  • Accuracy to 0.0005”
  • Direct CAD to machine programming with Dr.ABE_Blank software

Metal Forming

The same metal that goes through our punching process is then formed by one of 6 press brakes, led by an Amada HG8025 with:

  • 89 ton hydraulic ram
  • 96" bed length
  • Independent back-gauge axes
  • 0.00004" ram repeatability

Robotic Welding

Our fabrication facility boasts welding capabilities of TIG (GTAW), MIG (GMAW), Arc (SMAW), and Oxy-Acetylene thanks to our fleet of 5 spot welders and a robotic Miller PerformArc PA350S featuring:

  • Accuracy up to 0.001"
  • GTAW welding capability of ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Filler-rod capability
  • 2 identical rotating work surfaces for loading and unloading while the robot is in operation
  • Point-to-point teach programming for maximum accuracy

Graphics

Modern annunciation and smoke control requires a complex level of detail, and our in-house team is ready to tackle any graphic requirements with:

  • CET Q5-500 5'x8' CMYKW flatbed plotter
  • 52" Drytac laminator
  • Latex roll plotters

Quality Control

Maintaining precision and quality in our production process is critical, whether it be regimented tool sharpening or meticulous inspection with an Amada FabriVision FVL-HD4848. This scanner cuts down manual QC time from 45 minutes to 15 seconds and integrates with our automated punch press to scan an initial punch before a full run using:

  • 48x48" scanning surface
  • Reflective laser accurate to 0.0001"
Assembly

Electromechanical Assembly

In addition to all of our specialized machinery, both of our Massachusetts facilities are fully operated by an IPC trained and certified staff outfitted with:

  • Multiple cell layout with a lean manufacturing system
  • Latest assembly tools
  • Supporting machine and plastic cutting departments
  • Cutting room for aluminum extruded parts
  • Dedicated purchasing and logistics personnel

Our Commitment

The life safety industry is always evolving, and we are
firmly committed to impacting that growth.

Technical Committees

Technical Committees

Codes and standards are continually evolving, and we remain closely involved in their development with representatives sitting on multiple NEMA, NFPA, and ICC committees.

Industry Affairs

Industry Affairs

We’ve delegated members of our team as sitting presidents in the New England and Illinois chapters of AFAA, a chair on the CAFAA board of directors, and national members of SFPE and ASCET to make an active impact in industry affairs all over the country.

Certifications

Certifications

Space Age is a proud ISO 9001:2015 registered company, with NICET level staff and an internal IPC trainer to ensure that every member of our team is an undisputed expert in their craft. We also work closely with organizations like MassMEP to further improve our manufacturing processes and make our operations more efficient.

  • Our Story
  • Our People
  • Our Capabilities
  • Our Commitment