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Interconnect Options for Manufacturing Designs

Posted by bead electronics on Aug 19, 2021 11:00:00 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

Choosing the Right Electrical Connectors for Communication Applications

Posted by bead electronics on Aug 6, 2021 11:30:00 AM

Many of the connectors that have been used over the years were developed in Bell Labs by Paul Neill, at Amphenol by Carl Concelman, or both. But, it was Octavio Salati who filed his patent in 1945 for the BNC connector. The humble BNC connector went on to influence RF, television, satellite, and microwave connector solutions for generations.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Quality Standards

Custom Insert Molding for DFM

Posted by bead electronics on Mar 17, 2021 9:00:37 AM

Insert molding is key across industries, integral in the production of electrical switches, vehicle dashboards, power tools and surgical appliances. For any product that is intended to connect with another through the use of a connector pin or alternative insert, insert molding is the process used to add that metal mating pieces to a plastic design during the manufacturing of that particular part.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, Contact Pins, Custom Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Quality Standards, Manufacturing, Overmolding, Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

Plating for Electronic Connector Pins and Contacts

Posted by bead electronics on Nov 20, 2020 11:41:43 AM

Choosing the right material for contact plating is critical for ensuring durability, conductivity, and resistance to corrosion to meet your connector needs. We have created an overview of common plating options for electronic connector pins and contacts. Read below to learn about various coating metals and their various applications. 

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

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)