Cable Fabrication and Repair

TYAD has the ability to flex and surge to meet evolving requirements with a diverse and skilled workforce and nowhere is this more evident than in the TYAD Cable Fabrication operations. The depot fabricates cables for integration into major C5ISR systems, installation kits and various cable assemblies and provides full-service engineering support including computer-aided design, editing and reverse engineering.


The TYAD team is trained and certified in IPC-A-610 (acceptability of electronic assemblies), IPC 7711/7721 (rework of electronic assemblies/repair and modification of printed boards and electronic assemblies), IPC/HMA-A-620 (requirements and acceptance for cable and wire harness assemblies), and PC J-STD-001 (requirements for soldered electrical and electronic assemblies). In addition to requiring proper training, depot artisans work in Aerospace Standard 9100 and 9110 certified manufacturing facilities. This all ensures simple and complex harness assemblies are manufactured with expert engineering and quality assurance staff support. All cables are tested using a Cirris cable tester and DITMCO series automatic testers to ensure quality standards. Cable fabrication capabilities are essential to the communications electronics workload as interoperability and connectivity are critical in ensuring operational readiness of the United States Armed Forces.


The world-class TYAD facilities provide the workforce with the best in fabrication technology. Our specialized cabling equipment includes Eubanks cable strippers and cutters, Komax wire strippers, high speed cable tie wraps, harness braiding machines, laser cable markers and heat shrink ovens. In addition, the depot also utilizes specialized transfer molding machines that allow depot personnel to apply transfer, injection and compression molding techniques to meet customer cable rubber molding specifications.


Cable Fabrication Processes:

  • Wire Marking - hot stamp and laser ultraviolet
  • Braiding - metal (tin, silver, steel and copper) and textile (polyvinyl chloride yarn and Nomex) Capable of braiding up to .75-inch outside diameter for electromagnetic interference shielding and up to one inch outside diameter for sheathing
  • Bundling - hand bundling, helical/contra-helical, multiple layers, lay pattern and taping machines (glass cloth and Mylar)
  • Over Molding - low pressure (thermal plastics), transfer press (synthetic rubber), compression, open cavity. Design and fabricate respective tooling and molds in house
  • Automated wiring process equipment - cutting, crimping, stripping, marking and heat shrinking
  • Automated test and analysis - tests continuity, insulation resistance, dielectric withstanding, distance to fault and capacitance of all cables to ensure quality
  • Full-service engineering support - computer-aided design, editing and product improvements such as ruggedizing existing designs
  • Rapid response - build to print, prototyping, flexible and agile manufacturing, and can operate with a cellular concept for one-piece flow


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