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Design for Manufacturing: Adding Value and Reducing Costs

Posted by Bead Electronics on Feb 8, 2024 8:00:00 AM

Design for manufacturing (DFM) is an engineering practice in wide use today. It's the designing of products so that they're easier and more cost-effective to manufacture, while still functioning the way they should.

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Topics: Contact Pins, Bead Industries, Quality Standards, Manufacturing, Overmolding, Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

Designing Custom Connections Can be Easier than Selecting a Standard Connector

Posted by Bead Electronics on Jan 16, 2024 8:00:00 AM

How do you go about identifying the ideal connector for your design? Going the custom route certainly has its advantages, as does opting for an off-the-shelf connector. If you’re working with both, you may also run into a problem where your connectors are incompatible, so how do you get your custom connectors to work with standard ones?

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Topics: Custom Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Bead Industries, Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

Interconnect Options for Manufacturing Designs

Posted by Bead Electronics on Jan 9, 2024 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to manufacturing products that people use every day, durability is key. Consumers want products that are innovative and easy to use. They also want the things that they invest in to have longevity. Manufacturers have an obligation to create high-quality products and to accomplish this, they rely on components customized for their applications. Even the smallest part, like electrical connectors, are customized to boost both profits and customer satisfaction.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, PCB Contact Pins, Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Hollow Contact Pins, Swaging, End to End Contact Pins, Bead Industries, Quality Standards, Manufacturing, Overmolding, Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Low-Cost Mated Pair, Pin Insertion, Crimped Pins, Coil Winding

Fit a Square Pin into a Round Hole: The Different Types of Pin Features

Posted by Bead Electronics on Aug 24, 2023 8:00:00 AM

There’s the old adage of fitting a square peg into a round hole to describe something that doesn’t quite fit in a particular place. But Bead’s engineers have established that sometimes, a square pin can be the perfect solution for ensuring durable and lasting connectivity when placed into a hole.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, Custom Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Bead Industries

How UV Technology Is Becoming an Everyday Tool

Posted by Bead Electronics on Aug 22, 2023 8:00:00 AM

UV technology is useful for sanitization, medical tools and treatment, manufacturing products, photography, and chemical quality inspections. But with new innovations like UV hand sanitizers becoming more commonplace, it's clear to see that the practical uses of UV are increasing.

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Topics: Bead Electronics, Bead Industries, Lighting

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