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Finding Toolmakers is Key to Growth of Swaging Business

Posted by Jill Mayer on Feb 26, 2014 12:33:00 PM

In a recent article in the Connecticut Post, local manufacturers expressed concern over an aging workforce in a vibrant industry for the state. In response, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy stated it necessary for us to continue to encourage students to pursue careers in manufacturing, reminding them that "entry-level jobs in manufacturing often pay more than entry-level positions for those with a four-year college degree".

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

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

MFG Day a Success at Bead Electronics

Posted by Jill Mayer on Oct 7, 2013 4:07:00 PM

Manufacturing Day was a big success! Thanks to all who came out to Bead Electronics for the factory tour and presentation.

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

All About Solid Wire Contact Pins

Posted by Jill Mayer on Aug 31, 2013 2:23:00 PM

Solid wire contact pins can be used in a plethora of applications: automotive sensors, PCBs, wire wrap boards for telecom, flex circuits for medical, header pins in molded connectors.

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Topics: electronic pins, PCB contact pins, contact pins, bead electronics, solid wire contact pins, swaging