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How Do You Laser Mark Wire for an F-16 Fighter Jet Wiring Harness?

 

Today InterConnect Wiring releases its first Video Blog (Vlog) to assist the aerospace and defense (A&D) community. We hope you enjoy our Vlogs and learning all there is to know about manufacturing electrical wiring harnesses, circuit breaker panels, loose wire assemblies, cockpit panels, power panels, and complete aircraft rewiring.  

“Hello. My name is Steve Floyd, Shop Foreman at InterConnect Wiring. Today we’re going to be talking about how to laser mark wire on an F-16 fighter jet wiring harness.

Wiring Harnesses – Aircraft Rewiring – Cockpit Panels – Console Wiring

The first step in our process is to add the spool of wire that we’re going to be using into what’s called a dereeler. The wire in the dereeler then gets fed through a tiny hole on the outside of the C-100 Capris laser wire marking machine that we use here at InterConnect.

There’s a small clamp that grabs on the wire and pulls it through. The laser then starts to wire-mark the wire. This is controlled by our planning department. They determine what the wire-marking is based on the engineering that’s given to us by our customers like Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

The intervals at which the wire is marked are based on the specifications determined by our customers. Once the laser wire marking is complete, the wire then gets pulled out from the laser wire marking area and cut to a specific length. This is determined by what’s called our routing list.

Here’s an example of our completed laser-marked wire.

Thanks for watching and tuning in. We are InterConnect Wiring. Be sure to check out our website for more future Vlogs and updates.”

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We are the sole licensee of Lockheed Martin for F-16 electrical products. Through this agreement, we have access to Lockheed Martin’s F-16 engineering data, tooling and configuration control information. We also have a Technical Services agreement with Sikorsky for all of their aircraft. This agreement allows us to obtain their engineering data needed to rewire helicopters that Sikorsky manufactures.

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