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Aerospace and Defense Trends

aerospace and defense trends

We found this article about aerospace and defense trends and thought you would find it interesting.

2017 Aerospace and Defense Trends: Contractors as Local Businesses Around the World

“Military budgets continue to tighten in the traditional big markets. Emerging nations seek to protect themselves and their growing economies. Thus defense contractors — most of which have roots in the…Read More

Defense Contractors

defense contractors

Cord Master Engineering is fortunate to list many of the top defense contractors as our customers. This list released in 2016 is based upon contract obligations data from 2015. It is interesting that Humana cracked the top 9 as it is the only non-weapons systems provider on the list.

Supplying these companies requires in depth knowledge of the engineering, procurement…Read More

Unmanned Ground Systems

The future of combat operations may include unmanned ground systems (UGS).  Heavily weaponized with a variety of combat attachments, these vehicles will be used in the most dangerous situations at first. Eventually they will be built in such numbers that they will replace infantry altogether.

At Cord Master we’re excited because these units will undoubtedly require cable harnesses and other…Read More

New Harness Room

new harness room

Cord Master Engineering recently constructed a new harness room in their North Adams, Massachusetts HUBZone certified facility.

Demand Drives Need for New Harness Room

“An uptick in demand drove the need for us to build the new room,” said Luis Texeira, COO of Cord Master Engineering. “We have several big orders coming in that are going to require steady…Read More

COTS Data Cables

data cable prototype cots data cables

Should Cord Master Engineering make more COTS data cables?

At Cord Master Engineering, we are constantly evaluating and re-evaluating our product lines. One topic we’ve debated about over the past few years is whether or not we should be making a large portfolio of COTS data cables. What’s your opinion?

Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) is a term used to describe the purchase…Read More

Data Center Cabling Trends

data center cabling trends

Here at Cord Master Engineering, we are constantly keeping our eye on data center cabling trends.

Emerging Data Center Cabling Trends

We found this recent article on LinkedIn which we believe to be quite compelling.

“Seven Trends Of Structured Cabling In Data Computing Data Center

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Cloud Computing is one of the hottest topics in recent years, while our…Read More

Cord Master Engineering Recertifies AS9100C Quality Program

AS9100C Quality Program

National Quality Assurance (NQA) issues certificate for ISO9001-2008 and AS9100C quality program valid until September 14, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, MA (PRWEB) JANUARY 05, 2017 — Cord Master Engineering achieved recertification of their AS9100C quality program. The certificate is valid until September 14, 2018 for manufacturing services for molded and non-molded wire harnesses, cable assemblies, electronic components and…Read More

HUBZone Lead Tinning

GEIA STD 0006 RoHS Compliant robotic hot solder dipping hubzone lead tinning

Cord Master Engineering provides HUBZone lead tinning services.

What is HUBZone lead tinning?

Lead tinning services provided by a business that has HUBZone certification.

HUBZone is a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) program for small companies that operate and employ people in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones). The HUBZone program was created in response to the HUBZone Empowerment Act created by…Read More


dip solder process tinning

Cord Master Engineering provides lead tinning services. By applying tin to some materials the solderability can be improved so that soldering is possible. Tin plating then becomes a step in the hot solder dipping process.

Why Tinning?

“Some materials are easier to solder than others. Copper, silver, and gold are easy to solder. Iron and Nickel are a little more difficult….Read More