Wire Processing Assembly

Articles about stripping, cutting, crimping, assembling and testing wire and cable.


Laser Wire Stripping

Lasers are a clean-cut alternative to mechanical blades.
April 1, 2014

Metal blades are typically used to strip insulation from wire or cable. However, there is an alternative—lasers.

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Choosing Wire Terminals and Contacts

Wire terminals are available in a wide variety of designs.
April 1, 2014

Wires are rarely connected directly to an electrical or electronic assembly.

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Testing Automotive Wire Harnesses

Today’s testers can quickly perform continuity, hipot and component-specific tests on simple and complex harnesses.
April 1, 2014

 When watching an operator test an automotive wire harness, one is reminded of old-time photos and TV skits about telephone switchboard operators of the 1950s and 1960s. 

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The Splice is Right

January 20, 2014

New aluminum applications create welding challenges.

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Crimp Force Monitoring-Recipe for Success

January 20, 2014

Crimp quality detection systems are a great tool, if they’re used correctly.

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Cutting it Close

January 20, 2014

Blades might not get much attention, but they’re crucial for quality wire stripping and cutting. The challenge is selecting the right blade for each wire.

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Market for Automotive Wire Harnesses to Grow 11 Percent

December 9, 2013

DETROIT—The global market for automotive wiring harnesses is expected increase at a compound annual growth rate of of 11 percent from 2012 to 2016.

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Does 3D Printing Work with Wiring?

Additive manufacturing can be used to produce connectors and terminals.
October 1, 2013

According to many experts, 3D printing promises to revolutionize the way numerous products are designed and mass-produced.

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Quality Crimps in Three Steps

October 1, 2013

Making sure every crimp is a quality crimp is a critical function of all harness manufacturers. So critical, in fact, that many manufacturers mandate it within their own facilities or those of their suppliers to make sure each crimp meets all customer specifications.

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Preventing High-Voltage Failures

Here are the top five reasons why high-voltage cables and connectors fail and how you can determine what went wrong.
October 1, 2013

When high-voltage cable assemblies and their connectors fail, it is generally catastrophic. This is because a dielectric breakdown has occurred.

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Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo

Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, WI
United States
Contact: Cheryl Luck

This is the nation’s largest dedicated wire processing event. Last year’s show represented over 35 states and 29 countries and marked the largest event in the show’s history with over 160 exhibitors. Show producers hope to again create a world-class marketplace.

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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.


Live from The Assembly Show, the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio sit down with Adam Malofsky, Ph.D., president and CEO of Bioformix to discuss his company’s innovative, energy-saving adhesives and polymers, which cure without the need for heat or light. 

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Welding: Principles & Practices

This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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