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What Is Braiding?

Braid is composed of threads woven tightly around a wire bundle. Braid can be textile, metal or any other material that can be threaded onto a spindle type braiding machine. Many electrical harnesses installed in aircraft are braided. Braiding is important for electrical harnesses as it provides a protective layer from chafing, heat and other wear and tear to electrical harnesses.


InterConnect currently has 19 braiding machines of various magnitudes that are used to braid an assortment of harness diameter sizes. We can braid anything from a single wire using a 16 carrier braiding machine to a bundle of wires over a 3” diameter using a 48 carrier braiding machine.

If you want to see our braid machines in action, please schedule a tour. Make sure you wear a pair of our disposable ear plugs in the braid room. It’s very loud when all the machines are running.

Our License

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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