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How Will Disruptive Technologies Impact Custom Contact Pins?

Posted by Bead Electronics on Dec 1, 2022 1:50:31 PM

At the New Haven Manufacturers Association (NHMA) Annual Meeting during a presentation on Disruptive Technologies by Martin Hudd of ASSA, Jill Mayer, CEO of Bead Industries, came to an understanding. In a nutshell, if manufacturers don't continuously improve their processes and products, they could be left behind when technology inevitably shifts the landscape.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, PCB Contact Pins, Contact Pins, Custom Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, Hollow Contact Pins, Solid Wire Contact Pins, Swaging, End to End Contact Pins

All About Solid Wire Contact Pins

Posted by Bead Electronics on Nov 8, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Wires are considered the backbone of the modern information age. When someone uses the word "wire," they most commonly mean a flexible, cylinder-shaped piece of metal. They're probably talking about an item with a diameter that might range from a few millimeters to several centimeters.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, PCB Contact Pins, Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, Solid Wire Contact Pins, Swaging

Design Considerations for Custom Connectors

Posted by Bead Electronics on Oct 24, 2022 12:03:53 PM

Connectors are critical for applications in a wide range of industries. Devices are becoming smaller. Many manufacturers take a modular design approach to bring products to market faster.

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

Finding Toolmakers is Key to Growth

Posted by Jill Mayer on Oct 13, 2022 9:45:49 AM

Back in 2014, local Connecticut manufacturers expressed concern over an aging workforce in a vibrant industry for the state of CT. In response, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy stated it is necessary for CT and elsewhere to continue to encourage students to pursue careers in manufacturing, reminding them, "Entry-level jobs in manufacturing often pay more than entry-level positions for those with a four-year college degree."

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Topics: Electronic Pins, Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, Swaging, Community, Manufacturing

The Production Part Approval Process for Automotive

Posted by Bead Electronics on Sep 14, 2022 9:31:23 AM

Did you know that every vehicle coming off an assembly line carries approximately 150 pounds of electronic and electrical wiring and circuitry? That's a lot of connectors and contact pins that are expected to work without fault for years.

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

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