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The Value of Using Connector Pins and Pin Headers on PCBs

Posted by bead electronics on Jan 20, 2022 2:00:00 PM

Printed circuit boards (PCBs), sometimes referred to as printed wiring boards (PWBs), were some of the first forms of connecting devices in the early days of electronics.

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Topics: PCB Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Bead Industries, PCB Design, Aerospace, Pin Insertion, Defense

Choosing the Right Base Metal for Custom Connector Pins

Posted by bead electronics on Dec 15, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Though millions of connector products are on the market, it’s not always possible to find the exact solution for a project. Enter custom connector pins. Nowadays, we can customize our connectors to every size, configuration, and capability we need. Custom designs have many benefits over standard connectors.

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

UV Sterilization Technology: What You Need to Know

Posted by bead electronics on Nov 11, 2021 3:15:47 PM

UV light has been known to reduce the spread of bacteria for decades, and its applications have grown exponentially in recent years, used in everything from water bottles to airplanes. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of UV light has become more widespread, both in practical, everyday uses and in critical, life-saving technology, stopping the spread of bacteria and pathogens.

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Topics: Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Medical, Aerospace, Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Defense, Industrial

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