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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: contact pins, custom contact pins, custom connectors, bead electronics, manufacturing

3 Simple Steps to Getting a Custom Contact Pin

Posted by Jill Mayer on Oct 3, 2014 12:53:00 PM

Getting a custom contact pin shouldn't be a difficult process. It requires a few simple steps that involve a bit of research, some organization, and the right supplier. Here are some tips to guide you in your process.

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Topics: electronic pins, contact pins, custom contact pins, custom connectors, bead electronics

How to Ensure Quality of Tubular Contact Pins, Post-Plating

Posted by Jill Mayer on Jun 20, 2014 4:25:00 PM

Bead Electronics has several vision inspection cameras throughout the factory that we use to inspect our solid wire and tubular contact pins as they are produced. But occasionally, certain parts can get bent or deformed during the plating process, which is outsourced to a reputable plating company post-production. How can we be sure they've maintained their quality and reliability after they've been plated, when it's our job to ensure customer satisfaction? Since we couldn’t find anything on the market, we built one ourselves.

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Topics: electronic pins, PCB contact pins, contact pins, custom contact pins, custom connectors, bead electronics, hollow contact pins, solid wire contact pins

Your Top 5 Automated Insertion Machine Problems Solved

Posted by Jill Mayer on Oct 28, 2013 3:35:00 PM

If your Automated Insertion Machines are constantly breaking down, your equipment may not be the problem. Plus, it's more expensive to repair or replace your equipment than it is to evaluate your continuous-reeled pin supplier.

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Topics: electronic pins, PCB contact pins, contact pins, custom connectors, bead electronics, swaging, end to end contact pins

Swaging 101

Posted by Jill Mayer on Jul 1, 2013 3:40:00 PM

Swaging is a cold-formed manufacturing process that involves using a tool, such as a die, to bend cold metal to a required shape.

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Topics: electronic pins, contact pins, custom contact pins, custom connectors, bead electronics, swaging

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The Swaging Process