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Modern Technology in the Cabin: An Up Close Look into Airlines

Posted by bead electronics on Jun 10, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that the global demand for aircraft cabin lighting is expected to rise by $797 million? From the cabin crew to the seating to the Wi-Fi, a great in-flight experience for air travelers needs a combination of factors. However, lighting is one part of the cabin that plays a major effect on your travel experience, even if you are not aware of it.

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Topics: bead electronics, aerospace

Pin-in-Paste vs. True Grip Pins

Posted by bead electronics on May 17, 2021 11:24:08 AM

Traditional pin-in-paste processing methods used by printed circuit board (PCB) assemblers are being overtaken by a new hybrid alternative innovation: the True Grip Pin.

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Topics: bead electronics

Component Plating and Its Impact on Manufacturing Costs

Posted by bead electronics on May 6, 2021 12:39:30 PM

Major, direct impacts on manufacturing costs fall into a few common factors like supply and demand, testing, certifications, or labor. The one that we're going to talk about falls under manufacturing processes— specifically pre-plated projects. Whether pre-plated projects are your thing, or post-plated projects, the order of operations in industrial plating matters and affects your bottom line.

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Topics: bead electronics

Wave Solder, SMT, and Press-Fit: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by bead electronics on Apr 15, 2021 6:00:58 PM

Have you opened up an electronic device and found all this network of small components? Ever wondered how they work? You find these minute components on the circuit boards of your cellphone, laptop, and microwave, etc.

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Topics: bead electronics, wave solder, press fit, smt

Best Practices of PCB Design

Posted by bead electronics on Apr 13, 2021 10:49:07 AM

When it comes to PCB Design, not all design parameters are as stringent or clearly laid out as military specifications, or mil-spec. There aren't always clear guidelines for a given project, even if the design intent is clear. Because of that, you instead must fall back on industry best practices for PCB design.

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Topics: PCB contact pins, bead electronics, PCB design

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