The Benefits of Low Pressure Molding in Wire Assembly

One of the best methods custom cable manufacturers have for effectively protecting the many components composing cable assemblies is a process known as low-pressure molding. With investments in state-of-the-art machines like our Low Pressure Molding Machine, the LPMS Beta 300, Meridian is able to produce incredibly strong, custom assemblies that are perfectly suited for their…

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The Cable Engineer’s Ultimate Heat Shrinking Tubing and Sleeves Guide

Heat shrinking tubing, aka heat shrink sleeves, are a simple, yet effective, means for providing a range of benefits that increase the useful lifespan of a given cable assembly. Made with various materials to fit the environment, heat shrinking tubing is a fantastic way to “beef up” assemblies. In today’s LiveWire spotlight, we’re highlighting what…

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Advantages of Having a Full Tooling Inventory in Cable Production and Assembly

When you make custom cable assemblies for a long time, you start amassing a pretty big tooling inventory to do a wide variety of jobs. In fact, Meridian has over 5,000 existing tools with the ability to create a custom tool whenever a project needs it. Connectors, overmolds, junctions, and more combine with automated, semi-automated,…

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Reverse Engineer Your Existing Cable Assemblies

Ever find an absolutely perfect cable assembly only to find out you can’t get it anymore because the item has been discontinued? Or perhaps you’ve seen a custom cable assembly in action elsewhere and would love to emulate something similar with your own set-up. However you’ve arrived at this situation, the good news is that…

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Common CAN bus Problems: A Troubleshooting Guide

CAN bus systems are essentially high-speed freeways for digital information exchange within a tightly-packed and complex electrical system such as within an automobile. These tight spaces can’t fit a computer so Controller Area Networks (CAN) help bridge the gap to allow microcontrollers and other devices to “talk” to one another. But what happens when there’s…

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How to Properly Test Your Coil Cord Design

Coil cords, curly cords, coiled cords – all of these monikers refer to the same versatile product of wound cable, perfect for space-saving and decluttering a given application. Coil cords are also exceedingly durable, as well as obviously flexible, able to withstand thousands of extensions and retractions. But getting from initial concept to finished product…

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The Cable Engineer’s Ultimate Guide to Wire Harness Assemblies

When you’ve been a top cable engineer in custom harness assemblies for several decades, you begin to build up a vast knowledge bank of innovative manufacturing steps, process controls, and even tooling capabilities; all of which contribute to a better product and better customer experience.  In today’s Livewire spotlight, we’ll capture everything we’ve learned for…

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The Insider’s Look at the Cable Assembly Manufacturing Process

There are decidedly many steps that comprise getting a cable assembly from concept into production. At Meridian, we design over 70% of the products we manufacture which gives our team an edge when we’re solving the types of complex problems our clients bring our way every day.  Today’s spotlight is pointed squarely at the process…

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Utilizing Flex Cable vs Ribbon Cable in Cable Assemblies

Flex cable and ribbon cable both go by many names but each is employed the world over to power an untold number of electronic devices and systems. The capabilities of these two types of cable have their own set of pros and cons which make each uniquely suitable for a particular project.  Today, the Livewire…

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What is a Cable Assembly Engineer and What Do They Do Exactly

An engineer for custom cable assemblies wears many hats. Cable harness engineers are the brilliant minds behind some of the most complex cable systems in the world. And yet, each and every custom cable project starts with a single strand of wire. To become a cable design engineer takes many years of schooling, testing, and…

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