Cord Master Engineering
1544 Curran Highway
North Adams, MA 01247
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Category: FAQ

Low smoke zero halogen materials

low smoke zero halogen materialsMany power cords and cable assemblies are used in closed environments with a risk of fire. Standard cords and cables rarely initiate fires. However, when standard cords and cables burn, they increase the hazards during combustion by emitting heavy smoke and toxic, corrosive gases. These effects are quite…Read More


Wire Harness Manufacturing Lead Times

wire harness manufacturingWe frequently get asked about our wire harness manufacturing lead times.

Wire harness manufacturing lead time?

For the portion of the manufacturing process that we have total control over, which is the time spent in production, our typical lead times are 2-4 weeks.

Other process steps which add to the…Read More


First Article Inspection

What is a First Article Inspection?

“A First Article Inspection Report (FAIR) is a formal method of providing a measurement report for a given manufacturing process. The method consists of measuring the properties and geometry of an initial sample item against given specifications, for example a drawing. Items to be checked in a FAIR are wide and varied and may…Read More


Power Cord Sets: What Are They?

custom power cord setsCustom power cord sets are a specialty at Cord Master Engineering.

What are Power Cord Sets?

A power cord set is a complete power cord with connectors at each end. This is different from a power cord which typically has a single (male) connector and then bare wires…Read More


Ready to Build Quotes

Cord Master Engineering provides Ready to Build Quotes.

What are Ready to Build Quotes?

A Ready to Build Quote is a quote that has been fully researched and reviewed. Our staff has reviewed your request for quote and the bill of materials. We know costs, lead times and minimum purchase requirements for each component. Our engineering and production team…Read More



Custom Over-Molding versus Molding

What’s the difference between custom molding and custom over-molding?

Custom over-molding services are when we apply polymers to a mil spec (military specification) connector. (more…)


Custom Power Cords versus Cord Sets

What’s the difference between custom power cords and custom power cord sets?

Custom power cords have a connector at one end and bare wires or wires with individual terminals at the other end. (more…)