Carr Manufacturing Company, Inc. (CMC) is a woman-owned company specializing in the design, manufacture, and assembly of custom wire and cable assemblies. We’ve provided quality assembly solutions to domestic original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across a wide range of industries for over a decade. This experience, combined with our two ISO-certified manufacturing facilities and expert employees, gives us the knowledge, skills, and tools required to create an appropriate wire or cable assembly for nearly any industrial customer need. From audio/visual (AV) cables to general communication and networking cables to telecommunication cables, we’ve got you covered.
We are committed to providing custom wire and cable assemblies that are perfectly tailored to the unique requirements and restrictions of the customer and their application. As such, we generally proceed through each project following a carefully constructed customization process, which ensures we fully understand the customer’s expectations and specifications before we develop and deliver a solution. Below, we provide a step-by-step overview of this process.
The first step in our cable assembly customization process is meeting with the customer. The point of this meeting is to ascertain the requirements and restrictions they have for their cable or wire assembly solution, which can include manufacturing location, tooling, and more. This information is key to developing a suitable proposal.
Once we’ve identified the part and production specifications and standards, we create a proposal to present to the client. It can include, among other elements, where prototype and production units will be manufactured, where and how any necessary tooling or production fixtures will be sourced or made, and who will supply the required raw materials.
If the customer approves the proposal, we proceed with ordering any raw materials needed for the project. We then generate two prototype units, one submitted for customer approval and one retained for reference in subsequent manufacturing operations if the former is approved. We also form a production plan to facilitate the transition from the prototyping to the production phase if the customer approves the prototype.
If the customer approves the prototype, we transfer the retained prototype unit and production plan to the manufacturing location to start production operations. We perform a final quality control (QC) check to verify the production units match the specs and standards of the prototype unit.
If the production units pass the final QC check, we continue production until we make enough units to fulfill the order. Afterward, we deliver the finished cable or wire assemblies to the customer.
Given the important role cable assemblies and wire harnesses play in many electrical and electronic systems, it is essential to pay careful attention when designing and manufacturing them to ensure they are built properly for the intended application. Some good manufacturing practices we implement during our custom cable assembly projects include:
Our team utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing technology to ensure we produce the best possible cable and wire assemblies for our customers’ industrial applications. The equipment we use includes:
Whether you require a simple or complex cable assembly, the manufacturing partner you choose can significantly impact how easily or terribly your project proceeds. While there are many cable assembly manufacturers that may be able to meet your part and production needs, they are not all equal. Each company may have different experiences, expertise, and equipment that make them suitable for designing and manufacturing different types of cable and wire assemblies. Understanding these differences is key to identifying the right partner for your project.
Some of the key factors to consider when vetting your options include:
Cable assemblies are a key component of various electrical and electronic devices and systems. That’s why it is vital to partner with a manufacturing company you can trust to deliver quality components.
At Carr Manufacturing, we design and manufacture high-quality, custom cable assemblies. Equipped with extensive experience, two ISO-certified manufacturing facilities, and dedicated employees, we have what it takes to assist with nearly any cable assembly need. From prototype to production, we will work with you to develop the perfect solution for your application. For general information about cable assemblies, check out our blog. To learn more about our capabilities,
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