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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

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 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

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