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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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Lowering Automotive Manufacturing Costs without Sacrificing Performance

Posted by bead electronics on Aug 21, 2020 11:42:11 AM

Recycling scrap metal is seen as a good thing to do. However, isn't it better though not to create scrap in the first place? That is the best approach for producing contact pins. A combination of efficient manufacturing processes, automated inspection, and standardized working practices minimizes waste and drives down costs. It's good for the environment too! Here's how it's done.

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The Production Part Approval Process for Automotive

Posted by bead electronics on Jul 28, 2020 11:23:14 AM

Every vehicle coming off an assembly line today carries some 150 pounds of electrical wiring. That’s a lot of connectors and contact pins, and they’re all expected to work flawlessly for years. How does Bead Electronics ensure custom interconnect pins for automotive applications aren’t responsible for a failure? By following PPAP procedures.

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Electronic Contact Pin Manufacturer Achieves Updated ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Posted by bead electronics on Oct 13, 2017 11:39:00 AM

Electronic Contact Pin Manufacturer, Bead Electronics, has been awarded the newly revised ISO 9001:2015 certification for its Quality Management System. Bead received the certification upon verification by an independent auditor that it has complied with the rigorous standard.
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Topics: contact pins, bead electronics, quality standards, manufacturing

Bead Receives Manufacturing Innovation Funds, Upgrades Equipment

Posted by bead electronics on Mar 14, 2017 3:49:00 PM

Bead Electronics was awarded another grant from the Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program, a partnership between the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and The Connecticut Center for Advance Technology (CCAT).

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Topics: electronic pins, contact pins, bead electronics, manufacturing

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