Introduction to Wire Crimping

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What You Should Already Know:

There are no prerequisites for this course

Course Description:

Every electronic assembly will use wires in various shapes and forms. Knowing how to crimp wires will improve your ability function affectively in the electronic assembly manufacturing process. The course will explain the terminology and anatomy of crimping wires. Also reviewed are the quality assurance requirements for crimped wires. We begin by exploring wire types, insulation, diameters, gauges, variation, and stripping processes (manual and automatic). Then explain terminal types, including ring and spade, insulated and uninsulated, open and closed barrels, and types of contacts, as well as details on manual, semi-automatic, and fully automatic crimping systems - including setup / calibration, bend testing, crimp height measurement, pull testing and production. Part of the course will review acceptance criteria for open and closed barrel crimps, criteria for a preferred crimp, and analysis of typical problems. This course was produced in cooperation with the Wire Harness Manufacturers Association.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate Proper Wire Crimping Techniques
  • Develop Understanding of Wire Types, Gauges, and Stripping Processes
  • Demonstrate Knowledge on Acceptance Criteria for Wire Crimping
  • Able to explain Various Terminal Types

Course Time: 40 Minutes

Testing & Certificate:

A Certificate of Completion will be issued to the student upon Completion of the testing requirement of the course. A passing grade of 70% is needed to receive the certificate. The student will be allowed to take the test a total of 3 times to achieve a passing grade.

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