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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

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 contact pins, contact pins, bead electronics, hollow contact pins, swaging

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

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

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