Cord Master Engineering
1544 Curran Highway
North Adams, MA 01247

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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


Tinning

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


Dip Solder Process

dip solder process tinning

Wikipedia describes the dip solder process as:

“Dip soldering is accomplished by submerging parts to be joined into a molten solder bath. Thus, all components surfaces are coated with filler metal. Solders have low surface tension and high wetting capability. There are many types of solders, each used for different applications. Such as Lead-Silver for strength at higher than room…Read More


Hot Solder Dip Services

qfp tinning hot solder dip services

Cord Master Engineering provides hot solder dip services.

Investment in Hot Solder Dip Services

Over the past couple of years, we’ve invested in our hot solder dipping capabilities. We purchased and installed a new machine. Several employees have been trained to operate the new machine per our quality program. As a result our hot solder dipping capacity is substantially higher than…Read More


Electronics Prototyping

electronics prototyping

Cord Master Engineering can provide the power cords and data cables for your electronics prototyping needs. Our global customer base in aerospace, defense and commercial industries depend upon us for their prototyping needs. Small batches are our specialty!

What is Electronics Prototyping?

“In electronics, prototyping means building an actual circuit to a theoretical design to verify that it works, and to…Read More