TLC ELECTRONICS

TLC Electronics is a Minnesota Based Company that creates Custom Cable & Wire Harness Assembly Solutions. For over 35 years, we have taken customer concepts from paper to reality. We are also a factory-authorized distributor of electromechanical and interconnect components. Being both a contract manufacturer and a distributor allows us to provide competitive pricing and ensure our assemblies are designed for manufacturability.

  1. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Continuing with tradition, the CEO Jon Crofford handed out Turkey vouchers to all employees today. Happy Thanksgiving! A nice way to send his appreciation for the hard work the TLC Family has put in during 2020. It's been an interesting but successful business year in 2020.
  2. What's typically missing from the design phase?

    Original Equipment Manufacturer’s development teams are tasked with creating detailed product designs with drawings for new products. Mechanical components and assemblies are designed in 3D computer aided design (CAD) modeling software.  Printed circuit board (PCB) assemblies are designed in schematic and board layout software. These designs include all the connectors, switches, sensors and circuit board assembly outlines which are shown...
  3. 7 Manufacturing Methods to Reduce Costs in Your Cable Assembly or Wire Harness

    Here are Manufacturing Methods to Reduce the cost of your Cable assembly or wire harness. Tooling can be an expensive startup cost for your project. Hand tools can cost from $100 to$1,500, die sets and applicators can be $4,000, and machines can be $10,000 or more. These costs could crush your budget and send you back to the drawing board...
  4. Design for Manufacturability

    No matter what you’re designing, it’s important to involve your contract manufacturer’s (CM) engineering team early in the process to ensure it's designed for manufacturability. The earlier you bring in your CM, the more time and money you can save on your project. Here’s how your CM can help make your project more successful: Right Parts, Right Tooling. How many...
  5. Practical Guide to Cable Selection

    Cabling is often overlooked until the end of a product design process. While it is true that cables are flexible both literally and fundamentally, cable cost can quickly add up if the options are not planned in advance. Here is a Practical Guide to Cable Selection that will help you get the most out of your product. 1.Flat or Round...
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