Prototype to production
CAI will work with you to make sure your vision is fully realized and exceeds your expectations. Take a moment to review our comprehensive list of process integration capabilities and contact us about your project today.
OUR INTEGRATED PROCESSES
Cut / Strip / Terminate
CAI provides cut/strip/terminate services that start with wire cutting, stripping and continue into wire and cable termination, as well as supplying termination connectors. Our wire cutting and stripping capabilities include blunt cuts, end cuts, wire slits, wire strips, and wire cutbacks. We use a combination of hand crimping and machine crimping, in order to achieve the most efficient and secure method of termination or connection. CAI applies termination connectors that include quick connect, ring terminals, and ferrule terminals, as well as spade and fork terminals.
Potting involves fully filling an electrical component or housing with compound options to aid in the resistance of shock and vibration, as well as the complete exclusion of water, moisture, and corrosive agents. Potting has been used to equip plugs, cables, wire harnesses, connectors, control units, sensors, circuit boards, and more with additional chemical, environmental, and waterproofing protection. For this process, we use a number of compounds, including epoxy, silicone, and urethane.
CAI provides specialty finishing on many of our custom products in order to give your product the cosmetic sheen to match its superior functionality. Our company utilizes in-mold ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) to create specialty surface, finish, and color options. Additional finishing capabilities include, powder coating, anodizing, water transfer, high resolution and large format printing, pad printing, hot stamp, PVD (physical vapor deposition), laminate, etched, protective, and high temp finishes.
Rapid Prototyping & 3D Printing
Throughout the prototyping process, CAI utilizes Faro 3D scanners and other premium equipment to bring your designs to life. From there, we are able to complete mechanical and electrical testing to ensure your product achieves the functionality you desire. Through 3D printing and other processes, we can present our customers with a testable prototype prior to production.
Metal Casting & Formatting
Injection molding is the base for our Overmolded Cable Assembly services. It is also commonly utilized for our assembly and kitting services. CAI injection molding, in mold part decoration, insert molding process experience can be found in commercial, residential, and industrial applications including, specialty automotive, aerospace, as well as lawn and garden applications.
We utilize ultrasonic welding capabilities to ensure your wire harnesses arrive equipped with the precise functionality you require. Our company is capable of performing a variety of welds (including aluminum wire welding, copper wire welding, and wire to terminal welding), in addition to wire splicing, end splicing, and inline splicing.