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April 23, 2020

Specifying Mil-DTL-83420 Aircraft Cable

MIL-DTL-83420 is the military specification that controls the manufacturing and performance standards of flexible aircraft cables used in aircraft control applications. And as most in the industry are aware, if has a lot of other benefits that make it useful in other military, aviation and general industrial applications. If you need a cable that will provide strength and extended cycle life in an application, you're going to want to specify a[…]
April 20, 2020

What's the Difference Between Wire, Strand, and Cable?

Have you ever wondered why aircraft cable is called aircraft cable instead of aircraft strand? Do you use the words cable and wire rope interchangeably when you’re not sure which is correct? The world of manufacturing is chock-full of words to describe wire products, and while it may seem confusing to keep track of them at first, having some background knowledge about cable construction will help you understand each component. Let’s take a[…]
April 09, 2020

Balancing Flexibility, Strength, and Fatigue in Aircraft Cable

Balancing Flexibility, Strength, and Fatigue in Aircraft Cable Aircraft cable works like a machine, wherein the characteristics of strength, flexibility, and fatigue work together to create balance. Modifying one characteristic inherently impacts the other two, and these changes influence the construction, functionality, and performance of a cable. When determining the correct aircraft cable for your application, or comparing different cable[…]
April 07, 2020

Choosing a General Purpose Wire Rope Manufacturer

3 Reasons to choose a Domestic Wire Rope Manufacturer Wire Ropes show up everywhere in our modern world, from the bridges we drive over to the lights in our office spaces. With so many possible applications, and with an increasing focus on safety and durability, it’s important to consider where your general purpose wire rope is made before you choose to purchase for your next project, big or small.
March 31, 2020


Aircraft cable is the hardest working cable in the world. This wire rope style finds diverse uses in stage rigging, fitness equipment, boat docks, garage doors, bicycle locks, and yes, amazingly, airplanes, particularly aircraft controls. But almost any industry or business can find a use for aircraft cable. If something needs to be held up, this is the go-to wire. Its versatility is the key. Aircraft cable comes in a variety of sizes. Strand[…]
September 05, 2019

Strand Core Connects the Parts that Build Our World

From wire rod coils to assembled parts, Strand Core connects. Draw-Strand-Assemble is how we work with customers to transform an individual component into the finished product. Our products weave their way throughout high-end applications from 30,000 feet deep to space applications and many places in between.