Engineering Services

Added Value, Improved Manufacturability, and Reduces Cost

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A BROAD RANGE OF

Engineering Support Services

An Extension of Your Team Focused on Adding Value, Improving Manufacturability, and Reducing Cost

Compulink maintains a solution-oriented engineering department available to assist our customers with value-added input throughout all phases of the product life cycle, from initial concept and development through prototyping, first article, and standardized lean manufacturing.

Design Assistance

With years of experience in cable assembly manufacturing, Compulink engineering can offer considerable expertise in tailoring manufacturing solutions to the needs of our customer’s most demanding applications.

Our team of highly skilled engineers will review customer drawings, bill of materials/parts list, schematics, contractual flow-downs, workmanship guidelines, performance criteria, and next-higher-assembly applications and offer recommendations for improvement. Once assessed, Compulink engineers will support the customer with on-site visits and conceptual discussions for design and manufacturability enhancement.

Engineering Lab

Rapid Prototyping and Quick Turn Service

Compulink’s engineering lab can produce prototypes from any type of instruction; verbal, written, or sample. Providing our customers with quick turn critical prototypes, test cables, demonstration units, or small lot production.

First Article Production

The engineering lab is responsible for producing all first article units. During the process, engineers will review all customer-supplied documentation and make value-added suggestions for cost and lead time reductions as well as process improvements to improve quality and manufacturability.

Manufacturing Procedures

The engineering lab is responsible for producing all first article units. During the process, engineers will review all customer-supplied documentation and make value-added suggestions for cost and lead time reductions as well as process improvements to improve quality and manufacturability.

Qualification Testing

Working with our partner labs, Compulink can offer and support the full suite of environmental and mechanical MIL-STD-810G qualification tests.

Documentation

Configuration Control

Web-based paperless configuration control and engineering change system to insure repeatable and traceable product produced to the latest customer revisions and specifications, every time.

3D CAD 

Compulink’s cables, tooling, and molds are designed using the latest 3D CAD and modeling software to create error-free designs that can be digitally translated directly to advanced manufacturing and machining equipment.

3D Modeling / Printing

Compulink has in-house capability to “print” its 3D soft models into solid ABS models using an extrusion-based technology. These models are used for validating customer designs and checking functionality early in the process, thereby reducing time-to-market and cost.

Rapid prototyping with 3D modeling/3D print capability

On site capability to print 3D soft models to solid ABS. This gives Compulink the capability for rapid prototyping with 3D modeling/3D printing.


Industrial and Test Engineering

Process Development for Lean Manufacturing

During the first article and process development phase Compulink’s industrial engineers will review projected customer volume and then implement lean production methods to ensure a smooth transition from first article to full rate production.

Expertise in Advanced Wire and Cable Processing Equipment

Compulink industrial engineers have long-standing relationships with manufacturers of advanced wire and cable processing equipment which allows us to specify, obtain and optimize the manufacturability of complex customer cable designs at a minimal cost.

Manufacturing Fixtures and Tooling 

Our industrial engineers specialize in customized tooling and fixtures to ensure efficient and ergonomic high-quality/low-cost production methods.

COMPULINK ENGINEERING SUPPORT

  • Value-Added Component Sourcing Recommendations
  • Engineering Lab for Rapid Prototyping and Quick Turn Service
  • Configuration Control, 3D CAD, 3D Modeling / Printing
  • Industrial and Test Engineering