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Component Plating and Its Impact on Manufacturing Costs

Posted by bead electronics on May 6, 2021 12:39:30 PM

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)

Wave Solder, SMT, and Press-Fit: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by bead electronics on Apr 15, 2021 6:00:58 PM

Have you opened up an electronic device and found all this network of small components? Ever wondered how they work? You find these minute components on the circuit boards of your cellphone, laptop, and microwave, etc.

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Topics: PCB Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, PCB Design, Wave Solder, Press Fit, Surface Mount Technology (SMT)

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)

Solenoid Valves Used In Medical Applications

Posted by bead electronics on Mar 8, 2021 10:42:31 AM

Ventilators have a long history of saving lines, from their conception in the early 1800s to their current use, saving many lives throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. One machine adopts the role of the lungs, taking oxygen into the body and removing carbon dioxide for patients who cannot breathe on their own.

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Topics: Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Quality Standards, Medical, Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

Gold Versus Silver Plating

Posted by bead electronics on Jan 6, 2021 11:59:30 AM

One of the most crucial processes in manufacturing is electroplating. No matter the industry, good plating is critical to the success of an electrical system. Yet, it can be a challenging process, and incorrect plating can impact performance, quality, and cost. 

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