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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.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, Custom Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, Quality Standards, Automotive, Insert Molding, Overmolding

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 these criteria, a company must pass many stringent requirements and several audits.

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Topics: Bead Electronics, Quality Standards, Automotive, Automotive Quality Management Solutions (QMS), IATF Certification

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!

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Topics: Custom Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, Swaging, Quality Standards, Manufacturing, Automotive, Stamping

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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Topics: Electronic Pins, Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Quality Standards, Automotive, Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)