Custom Cable & Wire Prototyping At Quadrangle Products
Custom cable prototyping is the process of creating a first pass of a model from a design concept in order to properly test your system with the cable in place. We sometimes call this a first article cable and it can be produced quickly ahead of the balance of an order.
Prototypes are a very important part of the design process and it allows businesses to get feedback from stakeholders, retailers, customer test groups, etc. This allows for a design to be tested before being approved for mass production and it can be sent back to the drawing board to incorporate additional changes if necessary
Let’s take a look at how custom cable designs move from prototype to production.
Steps to Cable Assembly Production
After a prototype has proven to be a successful design, you can move into full production. Here is a breakdown of the different production stages for custom cables.
Quoting and sourcing
This is the first step once you have a cable design or we can work with you on the design. A quote is prepared for pricing and lead time on the product based on the initial design.
We will go over the materials required to build your cable, and suggest alternatives if it can help improve the design or bring manufacturing costs down. Sometimes the company may require replacing certain materials due to lack of availability or higher costs, but we will explain the options available for your cable.
Having an experienced manufacturer greatly benefits as we can easily procure parts even in times of shortages, or suggest substitutes equal in form, fit, and function.
Tooling and non-production release
For most of our cables there is no difference between the prototype design and the production release. If the cable needs to be updated after the first article is received these changes can be made to the design.
For some parts such as FPC (Flexible Printed Circuits), there may be tooling and NRE fees associated with the parts. This varies from part to part, there may be low volume tooling and high volume tooling, or there may only be one tooling that needs to be made. Custom FPC’s normally have a MOQ, but in some cases we can make a separate prototype part using stock kits that can be used to verify pinout and test your system before going into FPC production
A production launch is a stage where the cable assemblies are manufactured on a large scale. Each product is made to the specifications of your custom part, and we can support large volume production.
All of our products are 100% tested for continuity in our Quality Control department, and cables that do not pass are not released.
The success of a product often depends on how fast the product can be made available to the public. With support from an experienced manufacturer, you can meet deadlines and achieve production goals more efficiently.
Create Your Prototype With an Experienced Custom Cable Manufacturer
There are many other cable and wire manufacturers in the US, but most do not have the manufacturing capabilities that Quadrangle Products Inc. brings to the table. When it comes to cables and wires for an important project, settling for the second-best option just won’t cut it. With state-of-the-art tools and technology, our skilled team of engineers can get you the highest quality cables, wires, and related accessories to help you get the job done.
Types of Custom Cables From Quadrangle Products
Our custom cable products are broken down into a number of different types and styles. It is possible we already have a product that will be perfect for your project. Here are the types of cables and related accessories we offer:
- Adapter Boards
- Bulk Cable and Specialty Wires
- Learn more about Wire Types we offer
- Custom Cable Solutions
- Development Kits
- eDP (Embedded Display Port) Cables
- Extension Cables
- FFC (Flat Flexible Cable)
- Learn more about Flat Flexible Cables
- FFP (Flexible Printed Circuits
- FFC/FFP to Round Wire
- FPDI-1/VESA TYPE/DF9
- Learn more about DF9 Cables
- LVDS Cables
- Learn more about LVDS Cables
- Micro Coax Cable (ACES, IPEX, JAE)
- Open-End / Flying Leads
- Twisted Pair Cable
- Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) Cable & Wire
Most of your cable needs should be satisfied by one of these categories and we have plenty of products to offer in each. If you can’t find something that fits, don’t worry. We can craft custom cables to fit your specifications.
Industries We Serve
We serve a variety of industries with custom cable solutions, including but not limited to: