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Bright Ideas: Specialized Aerospace Assemblies

Bright Ideas is the TyRex Family’s New Evolutionary Technology Thinking program designed to create “Innovative Marketing Initiatives” that will develop into Expanding Markets with “Competitive Co-Market Positioning” utilizing our newest tool, 3D Printing. The program has enabled our family of companies to reduce time with large cost savings through quick-turn prototypes, time-efficient jigs and fixtures, and, of course, overall production cost reductions. We are excited to offer these same possibilities to you and your customers as co-marketing partners.

In this effort, iRex and TekRex (an associated entity of the TyRex group focused on 3D printing development) teamed up and worked together to provide a quick and cost-efficient solution for an aerospace company needing board and housing assemblies:


CHALLENGE: An aerospace company needed 100 specialized board and housing assemblies for test sites on a compressed timeline. There were no existing enclosures on the market that would work for their specific application, and they didn’t have the bandwidth to design or build a mold for the enclosure.TKRX Photo - Bright Ideas 1


SOLUTION: Designed a custom enclosure to fit the custom board and cable assembly. 3D printed to eliminate 4-6 week lead time and the expense of creating a custom injection mold. Completed printing within one week and reduced cost of enclosures by 80 percent.TKRX Photo - Bright Ideas 1

For more information on how iRex & TekRex can help you with your own Bright Ideas, contact: Martin Johnson by email ( or phone (512-615-4632).Graphic: iRex Bright Ideas Program - Aerospace

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iRex is a recognized industry leader in supplying contract manufacturing services for custom cables, system integration and electronic sub-assemblies. In today’s competitive global market, iRex understands the importance of providing globally competitive products as well as services and utilizes manufacturing facilities in the United States, China and Vietnam to meet those demands. iRex is composed of two groups providing custom cable (Custom Cable Group) and advanced assembly services (Arctos Assembly Group) to leading technology producers worldwide.