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Bead Electronics Inducted into American Manufacturing Hall of Fame

Posted by bead electronics on Oct 7, 2016 10:14:00 AM


Bead Industries, parent company of Bead Electronics and Bead Chain, was inducted into the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame on October 6. The Hall of Fame celebrates the innovative history of American manufacturing, raises funds for educational programs and promotes awareness of Advanced Manufacturing which is critical to the economy. Read More

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

Electronic Contact Pin Manufacturer Draws Interest on Manufacturing Day

Posted by bead electronics on Oct 9, 2015 11:12:00 AM


Bead Electronics hosted plant tours, a video, and speakers at their facility on Friday, October 2 in honor of Manufacturing Day. U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and other local government representatives attended the event as well as students from the Advanced Manufacturing Program at Housatonic Community College.
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Topics: contact pins, community, manufacturing

How To Customize a Standard Contact Pin Without Blowing Your Budget

Posted by bead electronics on Aug 31, 2015 3:14:00 PM

 Just like "cozy" can seem like a synonym for "small" (especially when it comes to real estate), the word "custom" can sometimes be synonymous with "expensive". In the electronics manufacturing industry, custom can also require high-volume orders or exorbitant tooling charges. This post will help you customize a standard contact pin without blowing your budget in five steps.

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Topics: electronic pins, custom contact pins, swaging, end to end contact pins

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