Solutions For Complex Wire, Cable, and Assembly Projects
Minnesota Wire Custom Designs, Develops, and Manufactures Wire, Cable, and Interconnect Assemblies.
We excel at solving unique and difficult interconnect problems.
Minnesota Wire has been engineering and manufacturing custom solutions for complex cable assemblies since 1968. We are a full-service development and manufacturing house for wire, cable, harness, and interconnect assemblies.
We are vertically integrated.
Vertical integration is a rarity in the wire and cable business. It means we can expedite your project from concept to production—all in our facilities. Our in-house capabilities include concept design, prototyping, design verification, production, and product validation.
Whether you need wire and cable, or wire and cable assemblies with custom connectors in a unique configuration, we would welcome the opportunity to assist you with your next custom project.
Bifurcated Joints: Cable is protected from abrasion with a continuous-coverage braid of nylon.
Industries We Serve
We design, test, and manufacture custom wire, cable, and cable assemblies. Complete electrical solutions, from jacketing extrusion to wire termination to custom connectors.
INSIDE OUR FACILITIES . . .
Wire, Cable, and Assembly Manufacturing and Processing Capabilities
Short video of our processing capabilities
Advanced Adhesives and Potting Applications
Automated and Semi-Automated Cut, Strip, Crimp, Solder, and Terminate
Assembly Water Proofing
Custom Cable Assemblies, Integrated Smart Cables
Custom Overmold Interconnects
Extrusion Lines (Fluoropolymer and General Plastic)
Intelligent Cables: The integrated circuit and software on the circuit detect the charging requirements of the device into which the intelligent cable is plugged.
Mold Tool Design and Fabrication
Statistical Process Control
Testing Capabilities: Flex, Pull, Triboelectric, EMC Shielding, Electrical, Signal Integrity
Tooling, Design, and Fabrication
Verification Validation Testing
Wrap and Sintering Fabrication (Insulations: Kapton, Metalized Polymer Tapes, Foils)
Shielding Materials: Conductive and Non-Conductive Polymers, Round and Flat Metals
Minnesota Wire Specializes in Overmolding
Our in-house overmolding capabilities are state-of-the-art.
Overmolding allows for a strong bond between two different materials without the use of adhesives. We can overmold connectors, strain reliefs, grommets, yokes, and other applications.
Overmolding increases the durability and longevity of a product.
Our on-site testing facilities can document the improvement in performance that our overmolding services provide.
. . . START TO FINISH
We have the experience and ability to design and manufacture custom cable assemblies, custom connectors, coil cords, and wiring harnesses to your desired application.
Minnesota Wire is a Lean Six Sigma manufacturer utilizing the 5S methodology. We have Six Sigma certified Green Belts and Black Belts on staff.
Years of experience working on varied and unique projects have given Minnesota Wire substantial insights into the best practices required to meet the goals of your specific project. No best practice is right for every project. Let our experienced team guide you seamlessly through the issues that invariably arise with every project.
We create functional prototypes. A working prototype gives you certainty in the design of your project.
We have four in-house testing labs. Our quality assurance team verifies that your manufacturing requirements are met and that every cable assembly is of the highest working order before it ships.
InnovationOnly From Minnesota Wire
iSTRETCH is an electrical conductor that stretches and returns to its original size. It will stretch 40% while maintaining the electrical properties.
iStealth uses carbon nanotube (CNT) technology. CNT provides conductivity with a lightweight material. This technology expands the horizon for electrical cable usage. iStealth is excellent for medical and aerospace applications.
News and Articles
iSTRETCH in Defense
Minnesota Wire has begun manufacturing 8,568 specialty coil assemblies utilizing our patented iSTRETCH wire for a defense contractor. Each of the assemblies contains a sixteen-foot, six-lead cable. The sale represents the largest single sale of iSTRETCH in the company’s history!
FOCUS ON INNOVATION
iSTRETCH and The Greenland Ice Sheet
An ambitious research program involving the Greenland ice sheet will utilize Minnesota Wire’s iSTRETCH cable. The project endeavors to understand how climate is affecting the flow of the Greenland ice sheet, the second largest ice mass on the planet and the primary cause of global sea-level rise.
R&D Funding Through the U.S. Government
If you have an innovative concept but are leery of costly R&D, the federal government may be able to help.
Critical Steps for Developing a Successful Medical Device Interconnect Cable
Don’t miss this article written by our very own Steve Pape. Steve is Minnesota Wire’s Design Engineering Manager. The article first appeared in the Medical Design Briefs, January, 2016 issue. The article is loaded with solid information.
SOLIDshot is a new wearable basketball shot improvement system that utilizes Minnesota Wire’s iSTRETCH. SOLIDshot tracks and records a player’s arm movement. A digital readout displays information that highlights changes the shooter needs to make—improving the form and consistency of a player’s shots.
Select the link and check out the video—high scores for technology!
11th ANNUAL VETERANS DAY BARBECUE
Minnesota Wire, for the 11th year, along with numerous community sponsors, honored local veterans with a Veterans Day Barbecue at their Eau Claire, Wisconsin facility. Everyone was welcome, and the turnout for the event demonstrated the community’s commitment to caring for and honoring those who have served.