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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

How to Ensure Quality of Tubular Contact Pins, Post-Plating

Posted by Jill Mayer on Jun 20, 2014 4:25:00 PM

Bead Electronics has several vision inspection cameras throughout the factory that we use to inspect our solid wire and tubular contact pins as they are produced. But occasionally, certain parts can get bent or deformed during the plating process, which is outsourced to a reputable plating company post-production. How can we be sure they've maintained their quality and reliability after they've been plated, when it's our job to ensure customer satisfaction? Since we couldn’t find anything on the market, we built one ourselves.

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Topics: electronic pins, PCB contact pins, contact pins, custom contact pins, custom connectors, bead electronics, hollow contact pins, solid wire contact pins

Your Top 5 Automated Insertion Machine Problems Solved

Posted by Jill Mayer on Oct 28, 2013 3:35:00 PM

If your Automated Insertion Machines are constantly breaking down, your equipment may not be the problem. Plus, it's more expensive to repair or replace your equipment than it is to evaluate your continuous-reeled pin supplier.

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Topics: electronic pins, PCB contact pins, contact pins, end to end contact pins, bead electronics, swaging, custom connectors

Swaging 101

Posted by Jill Mayer on Jul 1, 2013 3:40:00 PM

Swaging is a cold-formed manufacturing process that involves using a tool, such as a die, to bend cold metal to a required shape.

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

Bead Electronics' Contact Pins Are Conflict-Free

Posted by Jill Mayer on Sep 19, 2012 9:35:00 PM

As a manufacturer of precision electronic components, Bead Electronics produces contact pins made from different metal materials such as brass, copper, nickel, stainless steel, tin, and gold. For some manufacturers, the tin and gold materials they purchase from smelters may be derived from areas like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where so-called ‘Conflict Minerals’ have contributed to a civil war that has killed millions of people. For Bead Electronics, this is not the case. Its materials, purchased from both local and national metal suppliers and refiners, can be traced back through its supply chain to the US and Canada.

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Topics: electronic pins, contact pins, custom connectors