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Proud Parents of Electronic Contact Pins

Posted by bead electronics on Jun 22, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Maybe it's because school is out for summer (and our kids are spending more time around the house), but we can't help but to draw similarities between our children and our electronic contact pins. We are proud parents of them both.  Unlike most parents, at Bead, we welcome you to scrutinize our "children".

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Topics: electronic pins, custom contact pins, hollow contact pins, solid wire contact pins, swaging

All About Swaging

Posted by Jill Mayer on Feb 20, 2015 5:19:00 PM

With so many metal forming methods to choose from when designing your product or application, the choice can be overwhelming. Some methods have been around for decades (we’ve been swaging for nearly 100 years) and new ones are currently being developed. The most common metal forming techniques in use today include:

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Topics: PCB contact pins, contact pins, bead electronics, hollow contact pins, swaging

3 Simple Steps to Getting a Custom Contact Pin

Posted by Jill Mayer on Oct 3, 2014 12:53:00 PM

Getting a custom contact pin shouldn't be a difficult process. It requires a few simple steps that involve a bit of research, some organization, and the right supplier. Here are some tips to guide you in your process.

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

Bead Electronics Announces Manufacturing Scholarship Program

Posted by Jill Mayer on Sep 2, 2014 11:25:00 AM

To commemorate its 100-year anniversary, Bead Electronics has established The Bryant Family Scholarship Fund at Housatonic Community College to benefit its Manufacturing and Engineering programs.

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Topics: electronic pins, bead electronics, bead industries, community, manufacturing

Changing Contact Pin Suppliers Doesn't Have to Be Painful

Posted by Jill Mayer on Jul 31, 2014 2:38:00 PM

In this modern day, it's all too easy to get lost in the virtual sea of analysis and comparisons, searching for the right supplier that fits your needs. And with mountains of data and information at the ready, it takes time. Eventually though, you find a supplier, complete the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), and start production only to discover a myriad of quality or delivery issues. By then, you've worked so hard to put the supplier in play, the thought of starting all over again leaves you feeling disgruntled. Sound familiar?

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Topics: electronic pins, PCB contact pins, contact pins, custom contact pins, bead electronics, solid wire contact pins, end to end contact pins