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3D PRINTER CONNECTOR HOUSING FOR CABLE ASSEMBLY

One of the ways that we have begun to innovate how we create custom cable assemblies and wire harnesses is through the advancing technology in 3D printing. We’ve acquired three 3D printers and have been putting them to good use in creating unique cable solutions for our clients. How exactly have we been using this new technology? That’s what we’ll…

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3 D printer helps create cable assemblies in house

How 3D Printing is Charging the World of Cable Assemblies and Wire Harness

You have probably heard a good deal about 3D printing and how it is taking production industries by storm. However, the technological advances in 3D printing have started to play a significant role in the production of cable assemblies and wire harnesses. Here at Meridian Cable, we have greatly benefitted by utilizing the advancing technology…

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OEM cable assembly guide

What is an OEM Cable and Who are the Engineers Behind Them? 

An OEM is a broad term that refers to a part, or system of parts, that is a crucial component of a larger system. The acronym OEM stands for “original equipment manufacturer” and is used frequently across numerous industries. When it comes specifically to an OEM cable, this is a cable that is created to…

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how custom wire harnesses are made

LiveWire Behind the Scenes: Who Makes Custom Wiring Harnesses?

Custom wire harnesses are seen in so many different applications we all use every day that it can be easy to gloss over their vital utility. From global telecommunications to advanced manufacturing facilities, our connected world relies on high-quality wire harnesses to function. But who’s behind these custom solutions making the modern world possible?  Here,…

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Wire Harness Components

Universal Wiring Harnesses

Diving into the wide world of wire harnesses can be daunting. There are simply so many variations for a wire harness that the options are truly mind boggling. But, in walks the concept of universal wiring harnesses and, poof, mind blow. So, is there such a thing as a universal wiring harness?  Even in a…

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How To Mold/Overmold Plastic Onto a PCB

Watching a strain relief being molded onto one end of a PCB assembly using a high pressure mold and PVC looks like something out of a sci-fi movie (seriously, check out the video below). However, this process adds so much durability and protection to the assembly below and can be customized perfectly to whatever the…

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Colors of Heat-shrink tube in the factory

What is Heat Shrinking in Cable Assemblies?

Heat shrink tubing can be an incredible value-added component to a cable assembly with increased strength, durability, and resiliency in one, easy package. However, there is obviously a cost involved with any additional parts being incorporated into a custom cable assembly. So, how do you best use heat shrinking in your cable assemblies to be…

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What a Shielded Cable Assembly Is and Why It’s Needed

A cable assembly is a vital piece of modern technology that truly enables the functionality of our electronic systems. From cutting-edge communications systems to high-tech manufacturing facilities, cable assemblies are the humble workhorses that make it all possible. Certain applications call for increased protection like shielding in order to ensure the integrity of data transmission…

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Intro to PCB & Cable Harness Assemblies for Industrial, Controls & Instrumentation Applications

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are laminated pieces of conductors and insulators providing layers of protection for the overall assembly. Soldering allows electronic components in precise locations to provide their respective use as connectors between terminations all in an efficient and controlled manner. Providing electrical connection and mechanical support, these workhorses make electrical components in a…

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Is a Wire Harness Different from an Electrical Harness?

Ah, the age-old question. The quick answer is no, there is no difference between a wire harness and an electrical harness. Wire harnesses and cable assemblies themselves are often used interchangeably but these two components each play their own critical part in the overall system.  In today’s LiveWire deep dive, we’ll highlight the humble wire…

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