Saturday, 15 December 2018

Miscellaneous Production Equipment And Prcesses

  • Multiple Braider for Metal, Composites, Nomex®, PEEK™, Kevlar®
  • Ultrasonic Welders
  • Induction Brazing
  • Metal Convoluted Tubing Processors with Induction Heaters
  • Laser Marking Machines
  • Shaped Polymer Tubing Extruder
  • Heat Treating Ovens
  • Hermetic Sealing Oven
  • Automatic Serration Machine
  • Tubing Compression Table
  • Water Test Table for checking air leaks
  • Pneumatic Swedger for Conduit Fabrication
  • Hydraulic Crimper
  • Vapor Degreasers
  • Torch Brazing Stations

Engineering Expertise

DCX-CHOL is MORE than a build-to-print contract manufacturer.

We are an engineering resource for our customers.
DCX has an in depth technical staff with decades of experience in designing complex cables, connectors, interconnect devices and test sets.

With extensive background in the defense, aerospace, communications, ordnance, computer and commercial manufacturing industries. Our management and engineering teams can successfully meet the most demanding military standard design, manufacturing
and quality specifications.




DCX-CHOL offers in-house software design, technical support and engineering expertise covering:

  • Drawings and documentation to your specifications or to our typical practice DOD-D-1000 or MIL-STD-100 drawings.
  • Level III and IV engineering data packages
  • Development of testing parameters and test plan documentation.
  • Qualification testing of new products
  • ASME Y14.5M Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Electrical Mechanical
  • Environmental design considerations
  • Mechanical Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Design Packaging

High Reliability Soldering

Each DCX-CHOL division specialize in high reliability soldering per J-STD-001 CLASS 3 and IPC 610 and IPC-620 CLASS 3. We have certified in-house trainers.

DCX-CHOL performs certified soldering to the following standards using the latest industry equipment under 3X-30X power microscopes:

  • J-STD-001 CLASS 3
  • IPC-A-610
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 CLASS 3

DCX-CHOL divisions maintain Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman certifications for special processes for
J-STD-001 Class 3 soldering


Electronic Systems Engineering

At DCX-CHOL we solve the most challenging and demanding packaging applications in today’s defense industry. Our companies have a TOTAL SYSTEMS UNDERSTANDING in the design, testing and manufacturing of cable assemblies, wire harnesses, custom connectors, wire enclosures and flight test equipment.

DCX-CHOL has a dedicated Electronics Systems Engineering Group with the following capabilities:

  • Embedded Systems Hardware & Software Design using multiple micro-processors
  • Analog, Digital, and Mixed Signal
  • Instrumentation and Test Equipment
  • Signal Conditioning
  • Power Supply, AC/DC; DC/DC
  • Lo-Draw Battery Life-Sensitive
  • PLC, Motion Control and System Integration


In-House Software Design and Coding

  • Macros, Database, Data Structures
  • Schematic Capture and Multiple-Layer Printed Circuit Board Design
  • Multiple Interfaces, Serial, Instrument Control, GPIB, VXI, SCPI, I2C, SPI
  • MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760, various weapons interfaces
  • MAC & Unix based, IVI Instrument Driver Development Fortran, UML, Scripting, PC, Windows
  • "C”, “C++”, Visual Basic, Assembly, LabVIEW Lab Windows/CVI, Test Stand, Pascal


Engineering Engineering


At DCX-CHOL we insure our products perform to the level required by our customers. Besides our standard automated electrical testers, we have in-house test capabilities for thermal cycling in environmental chambers, a helium leak tester and two hydrostatic pressure chambers. For other environmental and electrical performance, we contract with leading military testing houses.

DCX-CHOL has decades of experience in designing, testing and manufacturing high-performance mission critical products used in harsh environments that are subjected to extreme shock/vibration, saltwater spray/submersion, sand, dust, fuel, solvents, gun fire and extreme temperatures.

We continue to build products that meet extreme conditions for many land, underwater and airborne applications from submarines, tanks, fighting vehicles, helicopters, UAVS, targeting pods and many airborne munitions.

Testing Testing


  • Automatic 1000, 1500, 5000 and l2,000 PT cable Testers for Hi-Pot, Continuity, Contact & Circuit resistance Custom Molded Products, DMV, VSWR and Insertion Loss
  • Video Inspection Equipment
  • X-Ray Plating Thickness
  • Coordinate Measuring Machines
  • Thermotron Shock and Vibration Machine
  • WCES-ATE for Emulating Aircraft Weapons System Signals
  • Environmental Test Systems
  • Numerous Pressure Chambers for Hydrostatic Testing
  • OPG Smart Scope Flash optical measuring equipment