Midcon has 50 years’ experience with custom molded cable assemblies for Defense and Aerospace applications. Midcon provides Thermo Plastic Injection Molding, Thermo Set molding and Low Temperature Molding. Midcon has an in-house machine shop that is staffed by tooling engineers with over 50 years of combined experience that can design and manufacture mold tooling for any application. Our tooling cost and lead times are the most competitive in the business and we pass those benefits to our customers.
Midcon provides molded custom cable assemblies with Thermoplastic Injection Molding allowing for short curing times for mid-high volume production providing protection for cables exposed to harsh environmental conditions. Midcon can work with various molding compounds including PVC, ABS, Polyamide, Polycarbonate and Polypropylene. Midcon molding capabilities allows us to work with insert molded parts with complex geometries and stringent dimensional tolerances. Thermoplastic Injection Molding provides cost effective alternatives to expensive backshells and provides robust strain relief at the connector interface.
Midcon Cables also provides Low Temperature Molding, also referred to as Polyurethane molding. Midcon’s extensive experience with many different compounds, including but limited to the industry standard MIL-M-24041. This provides short demold time with elevated temperature cure. Midcon has a Proprietary two-part, fast cure polyurethane allowing a demold time of just over 12 minutes. Midcon has highly flexible wire management designs to ease installation and allow dynamic movement Highly flexible wire management designs to ease installation and allow dynamic movement. Midcon utilizes low viscosity material with excellent dielectric resistance. Polyurethane molding provides strain relief for increased life expectancy without the need for expensive metal backshells allowing for low viscosity material with excellent dielectric resistance. This Low Temperature Molding provides strain relief for increased life expectancy without the need for expensive metal backshells.
Midcon Cables provides custom cable assemblies utilizing Epoxy molding with multiple two-part epoxies including, but not limited to the Stycast family of compounds. This provides low viscosity material with excellent dielectric resistance providing high hardness compound ideal for static installations. Epoxy molding provides outstanding thermal stability and chemical resistance for harsh environments. Provides strain relief for increased life expectancy without the need for expensive metal backshells.
Midcon Cables provides custom cable assemblies with Silicone molding using one-part and two-part silicone compounds. These highly flexible wire management designs provide easy installation within the application and allow for dynamic movement. These silicone molded custom cable assemblies provide strain relief for increased life expectancy without the need for expensive metal backshells providing outstanding thermal stability and chemical resistance for harsh environments.
Midcon cables provides custom cable assemblies with high compression molding using different types of materials including Viton, FKM, EPDM molding and Neoprene. These molding capabilities provide protection in harsh environments including moisture & washdown applications, UV Protection.
Viton has outstanding resistance to heat. In fact, ranging from -13°F to 446°F and is also known for its excellent chemical resistance. Viton offers swell resistance in high octane and oxygenated fuel blends. This gives Viton® superior performance abilities in Ethanol/Methanol blended gasoline applications. Viton base resistant grades also offer improved resistance to amine based oil protectants found in new transmission oils.
EPDM has excellent water resistance, both fresh and salt, as well as being very good with ozone, UV and oxidation and is an extremely durable rubber making it desirable for many applications. EPDM has much better resistance to heat, light and ozone than unsaturated rubbers such as natural rubber, SBR or polychloroprene (Neoprene). EPDM can be formulated to be resistant to temperatures as high as 150°C. EPDM has good low temperature properties, with elastic properties to temperatures as low as -40°C depending on the grade and the formulation.
Let Midcon Cables help you with your Thermo Plastic Injection Molding, Thermo Set molding and Low Temperature Molding, high compression and harsh environment molding requirements for custom cable assemblies.