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.
With years of experience in cable assembly design and manufacturing, Compulink engineering can offer considerable expertise in design and manufacturing solutions tailored 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. Once assessed, Compulink engineers will support the customer, including on-site visits, design reviews and conceptual discussions for design and manufacturability enhancement.
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.
During the first article build, the engineering lab will develop the manufacturing procedures and production aids to ensure customer products are built in accordance with the highest principles of quality and lean manufacturing and in full compliance with the IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard.
Working with our partner labs, Compulink can offer and support the full suite of environmental and mechanical MIL-STD-810G qualification tests.
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 Design
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 designs and checking functionality early in the design process, thereby reducing time-to-market and cost.
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
Production Line Design for Lean Manufacturing
During our first article and manufacturing design process, Compulink’s industrial engineers will review forecasted manufacturing requirements and then design and implement lean production methods to insure a smooth transition to full manufacturing.
Specialized Equipment Design and Procurement
Compulink industrial engineers have long-standing relationships with manufacturers of advanced wire and cable processing equipment which allows us to specify, obtain and optimize manufacturability of complex cable designs at minimal cost.
Manufacturing Fixtures and Tooling Design
Our industrial engineers specialize in customized tooling and fixture designs to insure efficient and ergonomic high-quality/low-cost production methods.