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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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What You Need to Know about Plating for Electronic Connector Pins and Contacts

Posted by bead electronics on Nov 20, 2020 11:41:43 AM

Choosing the right material for contact plating is critical for ensuring durability, conductivity, and resistance to corrosion to meet your connector needs. We have created an overview of common plating options for electronic connector pins and contacts. Read below to learn about various coating metals and their various applications. 

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What is IATF Automotive Quality Certification and Why is it Important?

Posted by bead electronics on Oct 29, 2020 11:32:44 AM


IATF Certification is an important factor when considering automotive parts manufacturers. IATF Certification 16949 is the standard for Automotive Quality Management Solutions (QMS). To meet this criteria, a company must pass many stringent requirements and several audits. Benefits include continually improved processes and consequent reduced costs, global recognition as a reputable supplier, greater customer satisfaction, defect prevention and more (

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The Benefits of Overmolded Electrical Connectors for Medical Manufacturing

Posted by bead electronics on Sep 29, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Overmolding, also known as injection molding or insert molding, is an important process employed in electronic connectors used in medical manufacturing.


Overmolding is a process where a single part is created using two or more different materials in combination.  The first material (the substrate) is partially or fully covered by subsequent materials (overmold materials) during the manufacturing process. This unique injection molding process that results in a seamless combination of multiple materials into a single part or product. Overmolding allows the wire and connector to be combined, enhancing the assembly features.  Similarly, molding over metal inserts creates an interface that provides value electrically and mechanically.


There are a number of benefits to overmolding when it comes to the electronic connectors used in healthcare device manufacturing. We’ll discuss some below.

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