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Prototypes to Production: Can Your Cable Assembly Supplier Keep Pace?

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on June 22, 2021 at 9:10 AM

Emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging for many electronics manufacturers. As the world’s production flood gates opened, deliveries that were on hold for the past year are now being asked to be rushed and pulled ahead.

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When to Use a Floating Shield on Your Mil-Aero Cable Assembly

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on April 13, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Shielded cables are ubiquitous across nearly all industries. Not to be confused with armored shielding, which is designed to physically protect a cable, shielded cables are used to safeguard against electromagnetic energy and the negative consequences from signal corruption, blown components, or even a failed qualification test. Cable designers will specify whether a shield is required and its general construction. But just adding a shield to a cable may not be enough to achieve the required performance levels that are anticipated.

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High Flexibility Wires for Minimum Bend Radius Requirements

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on February 11, 2021 at 9:15 AM

One of the most common reasons for selecting a custom cable assembly is to satisfy some type of flexibility or bending requirement. Even the bulkiest of electrical cables have some sort of give to them, allowing them to form around corners or be coiled.

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10993 Biocompatibility for Cable Assemblies

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on December 17, 2020 at 10:15 AM

Cable assemblies used in the medical the industries have to be biocompatible, made of a material that will not cause issues or adverse effects when coming in contact with the body. The material should not cause any type of toxicity (whether it is to the skin or to internal organs, bone, blood, or tissues) that could endanger a person's health.

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5 Custom Cable Overmold Designs with No Tooling Expense

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on December 10, 2020 at 9:14 AM

Overmolded cable assemblies are widely known for their superior performance, attractive cosmetics, and the fact that they can be customized for nearly any application. But overmolded cables also require a sizable investment in hard tooling well before the first cables are ever produced.

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Reducing Risk in Your Custom Cable Assembly - Q&A

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on December 1, 2020 at 9:18 AM

At the conclusion of our webinar, Reducing Risk in Your Custom Cable Assembly - we had several questions submitted to our presenter, Steven J. Goodman, User Interface & Cable Assembly Product Manager at Epec. We have compiled these questions into a readable format on our blog.

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Incorporating LVDS Pairs into Your Multi-Conductor Cable

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on November 18, 2020 at 9:31 AM

When it comes to selecting the appropriate cable type for a multi-conductor , there seems to be an endless combination of wire sizes, jacket materials, conductor arrangements, and shielding methodologies.

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Buying Custom Cables from TAA-Approved Countries

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on November 4, 2020 at 9:35 AM

When sourcing custom cable assemblies, customers seek the highest quality design and manufacturing capabilities at the lowest costs. Due to these factors, many customers source their custom cable assembly builds from offshore manufacturers. These cable assemblies may consist of ordinary data cables, low voltage wire harnesses, high-resolution video cables, or something completely custom.

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Cable Assembly Minimum Order Quantity: What Drives High MOQs?

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on October 14, 2020 at 9:12 AM

Electronic devices requiring custom cable assemblies place our customers into a unique situation. They require a custom cable to ensure that their devices can operate for the desired application, but also require these cables to be manufactured in a timely and economic fashion.

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Low-Cost Cable Options for ISO 13485 Class 1 & 2 Medical Devices

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on October 1, 2020 at 9:45 AM

Medical devices are used globally to diagnose health issues and provide life-sustaining care. These devices need to have quality parts and components to operate, including cable assemblies that provide a variety of functions. Due to the nature of these devices and the industry in which they are used, manufacturers must ensure quality management processes are put into place. If a product malfunctions while in use, it could put the patient's health in jeopardy.

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