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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

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, end to end contact pins, custom contact pins, bead electronics, solid wire contact pins

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, end to end contact pins, custom contact pins, bead electronics, swaging, 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

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