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How Will Disruptive Technologies Impact Custom Contact Pins?

Posted by Jill Mayer on Jun 12, 2014 3:47:00 PM

Recently, I attended a presentation on Disruptive Technologies given by Martin Huddart of ASSA ABLOY at the New Haven Manufacturers Association (NHMA) Annual Meeting. In a nutshell, if manufacturers don't continuously improve their processes and products, they could be left behind when technology inevitably shifts the landscape.

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

Bead Electronics Celebrates 100 Years with its Valued Employees

Posted by Jill Mayer on Mar 19, 2014 11:12:00 AM

On March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day), Bead celebrated 100 years of continuous operation.   Though many public events are in the works for the coming months, today was a time for Bead employees to gather together to celebrate the company’s centennial year in their Milford/Orange plant.  

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

Bead Industries Marks 100 Years of Manufacturing Innovation

Posted by Jill Mayer on Jan 23, 2014 3:17:00 PM

Bead Electronics, one of two divisions at Bead Industries, Inc., is a global manufacturer of precision continuous reeled, solid-wire, and tubular contact pins for the telecom, automotive, connector, and lighting industries.

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

Bead Electronics to Host Factory Tour for MFG Day

Posted by Jill Mayer on Sep 19, 2013 11:37:00 AM

On Friday, October 4th, we are hosting a factory tour in honor of Manufacturing Day. The tour will involve a walk through of the factory, a visual explanation of our process, and some insight into the electronics components market. Whether you are a student in the engineering field or a seasoned engineer already, this tour is for you!

During the tour, you will learn about our unique swaging process, a metalworking method that is virtually scrapless and can produce precision parts quickly and inexpensively.

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Topics: electronic pins, PCB contact pins, contact pins, custom contact pins, bead electronics, swaging, community

3D CAD Drawings for Our Contact Pins are Now Available

Posted by Jill Mayer on Jul 10, 2013 12:57:00 PM

We have recently launched a new online CAD catalog, using ThomasNet's Navigator Platform. The catalog, intented to "enhance our customers' experience by increasing the level of customer support", does just that. The Navigator Platform is linked to our website so that users can pop in and out of it seamlessly. It is a comprehensive catalog that includes all of our contact pins broken down into the following categories:

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