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The Versatility of Hollow Pins in Assemblies

Posted by Bead Electronics on Sep 25, 2023 11:56:48 AM

At Bead Electronics, we are constantly evolving to answer the intricate questions of our clients and assist them in understanding the diverse applications and potential of hollow bead pins. Recently, we received a thoughtful query about the nature of these pins and how they could be secured within an assembly.

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Topics: Contact Pins, Custom Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Hollow Contact Pins

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

The Benefits of Overmolded Electrical Connectors for Communication Applications

Posted by Bead Electronics on Jun 14, 2023 10:08:35 AM

In 2022, the global mobile messaging app user base exceeded 3.6 billion, highlighting the growing dependency on connectivity for communication applications. The performance of these applications is highly dependent on the quality of the hardware components, one of which could be an overmolded electrical or electronic connector. This critical component is instrumental in providing a reliable connection between system components.

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Topics: Custom Connectors, Overmolding

Understanding Electrical Connectors in Sensors for Lighting

Posted by Bead Electronics on May 10, 2023 11:42:27 AM

Sensor-based lighting systems have transformed the lighting engineering sector by providing more efficient and sustainable solutions. To achieve optimal performance, the choice of electrical connectors is crucial. The connectors act as the critical link between the sensors and the rest of the system.

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Topics: Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Bead Industries, Lighting

Component Plating and Its Impact on Manufacturing Costs

Posted by Bead Electronics on Mar 24, 2023 11:54:53 AM

Major, direct impacts on manufacturing costs fall into a few common factors like supply and demand, testing, certifications, or labor. The one that we're going to talk about falls under manufacturing processes— specifically pre-plated projects. Whether pre-plated projects are your thing, or post-plated projects, the order of operations in industrial plating matters and affects your bottom line.

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

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