Wiring Harness News May-Jun 2022 - Page 3

INDUSTRIAL INFO-TAINMENT Wiring Harness News MAY / JUNE 2022 3
May / June 2022 FEATURES
Industry Profile : MNSTAR ................................... 1
George Klus has a little different story to tell . He spent most of his career in the healthcare industry . Determined to grasp a new challenge , George purchased a harness manufacturer 24 months ago . Read how his new passion for harnesses has invigorated this northern Minnesota company .
Expanding Ultrasonic Applications in EV ’ s ........................................ 1
The eMobility sector has presented some major challenges to the automotive industry when it comes to manufacturing . Ultrasonic-based processes provide an answer to many of these challenges . Saeed Mogadam takes a deep look at applications for ultrasonic welding .
UV Laser Marking of Wire Insulation Materials ................................ 10
Igor Murokh of Tri-Star Technologies takes a dive into laser technology for wire marking . He describes the basic principles of UV laser marking of wires and cables for the aerospace industry , but there are applications in many other markets .
Strategies to Protect Our Supply Chains ................................... 21
The last two years have shown us how vulnerable our supply chains really are . John Olsen of Komax introduces some solid strategies to help eliminate these vulnerabilities in the future .
A New Model for Data Exchange ... 28
Our industry has a big problem with compliance in data collection . Is the data correct and complete enough for strict EU data regulations ? Mike Wurzman explores a new seamless model for reliable data collection and transfer .
Wire Harness Manufacturing Automation Ideas in a Tight Labor Market ................... 47
The tight labor market has invigorated automation in our industry . Sanu Warrier of Zuken discusses ways to improve automation in all facets of harness production , from design to testing .
The Problems With Tinning Wires . 57
Learn about challenges and misconceptions with wire tinning .
Three Reasons to Seal Electronics With Vacuum Impregnation ......... 57
Discover this alternative method for sealing wire harnesses .
Are You Still Building Birdhouses ? ............................ 51
In these times of challenging supply chain and personnel issues , it ’ s time to take a look at accepting work that fits into your strategic growth plan . We speak with two manufacturers and learn about how they are tackling the issue .
Dimensional Life of Heat Shrink Tubing .................................. 58
Dimensional life is the minimum amount of time that heat shrink product can maintain dimensions and remain acceptable for use . Learn about these limits and the shelf life of heat shrink tubing .
IN EVERY ISSUE
M & A 101 ................................. 8
Loren Smith has had his share of supply chain woes when he owned a harness company . Those issues may not have been as severe as today ’ s . The future may be brighter , however , as harness manufactures are increasingly allowed sourcing authority for components .
Leadership ............................... 6
Spring is here and it ’ s time for outdoor recreation , adventures , and campfires . Paul Hogendoorn draws an interesting comparison to the first campfires of the season and the relentless challenges that face businesses .
News Plugs .............................. 14
Read about the latest products on the market and points of interest about companies and people in the industry .
Wire Wisdom ............................ 36
The wire and cable industry is certainly not without its copious supply chain challenges . The folks at Wesco review the market trends impacting the industry and reveal ways that effective planning an informed decision making can help .
The Power Women of the Wire Harness Industry ........................ 45
Melissa Femia introduces us to Caitlin Feltner , a High Voltage Battery Development & Release Engineer in the BEV Hardware Group at Stellantis . Read about Caitlin ’ s path in engineering .
WHMA - Wired In ........................ 60
WHMA / IPC is excited to announce that they will produce the M-EXPO Wire Processing Technology Expo in 2022 in Juarez Mexico . Read the full details here .
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