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Swaging vs. Stamping

Posted by bead electronics on Feb 15, 2021 9:06:09 AM


Manufacturing companies rely on various forming methods to manipulate the size and shape of metal. While there are several such methods in the industry, swaging is one of the oldest used. Similarly, metal stamping is another well-known industrial process used for metal forming and has evolved over time. 

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The Benefits of Overmolded Electrical Connectors for Automotive Manufacturing

Posted by bead electronics on Jan 20, 2021 10:48:26 AM

Overmolding, also known as injection molding, is an important process employed in electrical connectors used in automotive manufacturing. Overmolding allows the wire and connector to be combined, seamlessly enhancing the assembly features. There are a number of benefits to overmolding when it comes to the electrical connectors used in vehicle construction. We’ll discuss some below.

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Gold Versus Silver Plating

Posted by bead electronics on Jan 6, 2021 11:59:30 AM

One of the most crucial processes in manufacturing is electroplating. No matter the industry, good plating is critical to the success of an electrical system. Yet, it can be a challenging process, and incorrect plating can impact performance, quality, and cost. 

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The 5 Principles of Design For Manufacturing (DFM)

Posted by bead electronics on Dec 23, 2020 4:02:22 PM

What is DFM?

Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is the process of designing components for ease of manufacturing high quality products at a lower cost. This is done by lowering complexity, optimizing performance, and redefining the product. 

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The Expanding Market of Electronic Sensors and Sensor Product Applications

Posted by bead electronics on Dec 2, 2020 4:15:27 PM

As the internet of things continues to expand, sensors are becoming increasingly common and the market is growing. Why? Sensors gather data and this data is useful for real-time analysis (Wired) for safety, precision, detection, and more. Safety applications and automation increasingly use sensors for precision. Products that use sensors include temperature sensors, automotive electronic stability control systems, carbon monoxide detectors, televisions, ambient light sensors in phones, RFID scanners, and motion detectors.

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