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Electronic Contact Pin Manufacturer Draws Interest on Manufacturing Day

Posted by bead electronics on Oct 9, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Bead Electronics hosted plant tours, a video, and speakers at their facility on Friday, October 2 in honor of Manufacturing Day. U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and other local government representatives attended the event as well as students from the Advanced Manufacturing Program at Housatonic Community College.
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Topics: contact pins, connecticut, manufacturing day

How To Customize a Standard Contact Pin Without Blowing Your Budget

Posted by bead electronics on Aug 31, 2015 3:14:00 PM

 Just like "cozy" can seem like a synonym for "small" (especially when it comes to real estate), the word "custom" can sometimes be synonymous with "expensive". In the electronics manufacturing industry, custom can also require high-volume orders or exorbitant tooling charges. This post will help you customize a standard contact pin without blowing your budget in five steps.

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Topics: electronic pins, custom contact pins, swaging, end to end pins

Proud Parents of Electronic Contact Pins

Posted by bead electronics on Jun 22, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Maybe it's because school is out for summer (and our kids are spending more time around the house), but we can't help but to draw similarities between our children and our electronic contact pins. We are proud parents of them both.  Unlike most parents, at Bead, we welcome you to scrutinize our "children".

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Topics: electronic pins, custom contact pins, tubular pins, solid wire pins, swaging

All About Swaging

Posted by Jill Mayer on Feb 20, 2015 5:19:00 PM

With so many metal forming methods to choose from when designing your product or application, the choice can be overwhelming. Some methods have been around for decades (we’ve been swaging for nearly 100 years) and new ones are currently being developed. The most common metal forming techniques in use today include:

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Topics: PCB pins, contact pins, connector pins, bead electronics, tubular pins, swaging

3 Simple Steps to Getting a Custom Contact Pin

Posted by Jill Mayer on Oct 3, 2014 12:53:00 PM

Getting a custom contact pin shouldn't be a difficult process. It requires a few simple steps that involve a bit of research, some organization, and the right supplier. Here are some tips to guide you in your process.

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Topics: electronic pins, contact pins, custom contact pins, custom connectors, bead electronics