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Bright Ideas: Test Equipment Manufacturer

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 solution for a test equipment manufacturer who was running into some difficulties:


CHALLENGE: A test equipment manufacturer was having issues with cables that included a metal oxide varistor (MOV) fitting through an enclosure cutout. Without a solution they would have to rework the cables- creating a significant cost and time penalty.

iRex Photo: Cable Equipment MOV

SOLUTION: 3D print a connector “go/no go” jig, so each cable assembly could be tested for fit prior to shipping to the manufacturer. The result improved quality and eliminated $1,700 of rework cost, and avoided a two-week delay in the project through rework avoidance.

iRex Photo: 3D Equipment Jig

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).

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About iRex

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.