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5 Problems With Automated and Semi-Automated Pin Insertion Machines

Posted by Bead Electronics on Jul 19, 2022 11:00:00 AM

The global pin insertion machine market is expected to reach over $240 million by 2026, while manual pin insertion is expected to reach around $55 million.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, PCB Contact Pins, Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Swaging, End to End Contact Pins

Dimmable Glass: Innovation in the Automotive and Aerospace Industries

Posted by Bead Electronics on Jul 5, 2022 9:00:00 PM

Dimmable Glass—it's a new technology you may not have heard much about yet. Still, it's quickly gaining popularity in a variety of industries. 

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Topics: Custom Connectors, Automotive, Aerospace

Fit a Square Pin into a Round Hole: The Different Types of Pin Features

Posted by Bead Electronics on Jun 30, 2022 10:00:00 AM

There’s the old adage of fitting a square peg into a round hole to describe something that doesn’t quite fit in a particular place. But Bead’s engineers have established that sometimes, a square pin can be the perfect solution for ensuring durable and lasting connectivity when placed into a hole.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, Custom Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Bead Industries

How UV Technology Is Becoming an Everyday Tool

Posted by Bead Electronics on Jun 9, 2022 11:00:00 AM

UV technology is useful for sanitization, medical tools and treatment, manufacturing products, photography, and chemical quality inspections. But with new innovations like UV hand sanitizers becoming more commonplace, it's clear to see that the practical uses of UV are increasing.

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Topics: Bead Electronics, Bead Industries, Lighting

Plating for Electronic Connector Pins and Contacts

Posted by Bead Electronics on May 24, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Contact plating is essential for manufacturing electronic components. It benefits performance, utility, and durability. Proper plating helps ensure a device will perform reliably.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, Contact Pins, Custom Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics

guide to plating for connector pins and contacts
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