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Custom Insert Molding for DFM

Posted by bead electronics on Mar 17, 2021 9:00:37 AM

Insert molding is key across industries, integral in the production of electrical switches, vehicle dashboards, power tools and surgical appliances. For any product that is intended to connect with another through the use of a connector pin or alternative insert, insert molding is the process used to add that metal mating pieces to a plastic design during the manufacturing of that particular part. The insert can be placed either manually or automatically onto a mold core and then plastic is poured into the mold, forming around the insert’s retention feature, locking it into place. As it hardens, the result is a customized part that takes less time to make and weighs less than an all-metal alternative.

 

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Topics: contact pins, custom contact pins, custom connectors, bead electronics, manufacturing

Solenoid Valves Used In Medical Applications

Posted by bead electronics on Mar 8, 2021 10:42:31 AM

Ventilators have a long history of saving lines, from their conception in the early 1800s to their current use, saving many lives throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. One machine adopts the role of the lungs, taking oxygen into the body and removing carbon dioxide for patients who cannot breathe on their own. Medical ventilators serve a critical function in modern medicine, but a key component that allows these machines to work is the solenoid valve.

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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 Swaging Process