Very few projects go from a simple drawing straight to production. Prototyping allows companies to make sure that appropriate decisions are made regarding the application for the cable combined with:
Wire/conductor material selection
Jacketing and ruggedization
Ease of assembly
Building a prototype also allows companies to test the component in the finished product before going into production and make sure that the design functions properly and meets required specifications.
Business Considerations Critical to Prototype Development
In addition to engineering questions; we believe that prototyping should include business considerations such as :
Availability of preferred materials
Estimated cost for the materials
As we have seen with material shortages and logistics problems; both engineering and business issues are critical and can affect the
Lead time needed
Stock and shipment allotments
Final cost of the assembled component
Performance of the finished component
Your final profit margin on the completed product
Quality and durability of your completed product.
How to Use DECA Manufacturing's Prototyping Services
Prototyping can be done for new, under-development products or for products undergoing design changes that require a redesign of their components. No matter whether you need a cable assembly, wire harness, box build or wire leads DECA works with you to make sure the design meets your specifications. Developing a prototype for a new component is comprised of these basic steps:
Final component selection
Prototypes for Military Applications
In addition to handling the paperwork military and government projects require, DECA Manufacturing has IPC certified soldering services with ability to solder to Class 3 IPC/J-Std. J Standard solders are for products that must provide high performance levels and be ready on demand. We also are extremely familiar with the level of ruggedization needed for equipment deployed in the field.
Prototypes for Industrial Applications
Do you need a cable assembly for a heavy-duty truck, sports car, industrial pump, restaurant slicing machine, conveyor belt system, wind turbine, or other industrial application? DECA builds large, ruggedized cable assemblies and delicate small wire harness for a range of industrial clients and applications
Prototypes for Start-Up Companies
In addition to working with established companies, DECA works with start-up companies to support their design process as their product dreams become reality. We enjoy working with these companies to see fresh takes on technology and working with them as they grow
Contact Us for Your Next Prototype
For more information, call 419-884-0071 or use our online form. We will work with you to build a prototype to ensure your project's success.