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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 contact 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, hollow contact pins, solid wire contact 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

Changing Contact Pin Suppliers Doesn't Have to Be Painful

Posted by Jill Mayer on Jul 31, 2014 2:38:00 PM

In this modern day, it's all too easy to get lost in the virtual sea of analysis and comparisons, searching for the right supplier that fits your needs. And with mountains of data and information at the ready, it takes time. Eventually though, you find a supplier, complete the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), and start production only to discover a myriad of quality or delivery issues. By then, you've worked so hard to put the supplier in play, the thought of starting all over again leaves you feeling disgruntled. Sound familiar?

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Topics: electronic pins, PCB contact pins, contact pins, custom contact pins, bead electronics, solid wire contact pins, end to end contact pins

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