Quality Wire Rope &

Cable Assembly Manufacturer

How long has NCA been in business?

After a long tenure at another prominent cable and wire rope establishment, NCA (National Cable Assemblies) founders Richard Whipple and Nicola DaBica opened for business in 1985. With over 80 years of combined experience in the small-diameter mechanical cable assembly business, NCA provides our customers with cable and wire rope assemblies made to their unique specification.

What is OEM?

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) is a company that makes a part or subsystem that is used in another company's end product.

Do you sell electrical cable and wire rope?

No, we only sell mechanical cable and wire rope assemblies.

Do you purchase your wire rope and end fittings from USA producers?

We source our materials from all over the world. However, the vast majority of the wire rope and end fittings we purchase are produced right here in the United States. If you require 100% of your assembly or lanyard to be fabricated to be from US companies, we are happy to make sure that happens.

Am I able to get a sample of my cable or wire rope assembly?

Absolutely. Please contact the team at NCA to discuss your needs.

Are the wire rope or cable assemblies tested?

Pull testing and proof loading are the best ways of testing the strength of both the materials and the wire rope assembly. NCA will test your assembly to meet your specific requirements.

Can you provide Certifications for your assemblies?

Yes. We are happy to supply Certifications on our cable and wire rope assemblies and lanyards when requested.

What does DFARS stand for?

What does DFARS stand for? DFARS stands for Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations. DFARS is used by the Department of Defense. DFARS 252.225-7014 Preference for Domestic Specialty Metals was issued under the office of the Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Logistics. The basic requirements of DFARS include that in order for a US company to use Specialty Metals, the metals must be melted in the United States or a qualifying country. When DFARS is included as part of a purchase order it invokes the Berry Amendment, also known as the Preference for Domestic Specialty Metals. It requires that the material used in the manufacture of the fasteners in the United States be melted in the United States or a qualifying country.

What are Qualifying Countries?

The qualifying countries listed under DFARS are Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

What are Specialty Metals according to DFARS?

Steel with a maximum alloy content exceeding one or more of the following limits; Manganese, 1.65%, Silicon, 0.60%, or Copper, 0.60%, or containing more than 0.25% of any of the following elements; Aluminum, Chromium, Cobalt, Columbium, Molybdenum, Nickel, Titanium, Tungsten, or Vanadium. Metal alloys consisting of Nickel, Iron-Nickel, and Cobalt base alloys containing a total of other alloying metals except Iron in excess of ten percent, or Titanium and titanium alloys or zirconium and zirconium base alloys.

Why is it called Aircraft Cable?

"Aircraft Cable" was originally developed to meet the needs of the early aircraft industry. The cable required to properly operate flight controls of aircraft needed to be flexible, high strength and small diameter. Over time, the uses of these cables became far wider and more diverse across numerous industries, yet the "aircraft cable" name stuck.