M-Wave International provides wiring harnesses and cable assemblies from our work centers in Asia. On low-volume, high-mix requirements we can provide both competitive prices and value-added services like inspection, supply chain services and stocking programs.
We serve smaller OEM’s that often need wiring harnesses, assemblies, cabling and services related to M-Wave’s market basket supply capabilities.
Wire harnesses are usually designed according to geometric and electrical capacity requirements. A computer generated layout schematic is then provided for the assembly preparation and assembly.
In spite of increasing automation, in general, harnesses continue to be manufactured by hand, and this will likely remain the case for the foreseeable future. In part, this is due to the many different processes involved, such as:
As such, these requirements favor China production where the labor-intensive processes can be considerably more cost-effective. Asian production may be more cost effective than domestic automation but even so, some processes are so customized that they may be best produced domestically, especially with respect to certain end products like medical and military related products.
M-Wave can produce harnesses or cable assemblies to your specifications, or acquire assemblies and incorporate them as an adjunct to box builds that include circuit boards or other parts that are ultimately assembled in Asia by M-Wave partners.