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Gaining Leverage From a High-Quality Interconnect Pins Manufacturer

Posted by bead electronics on Jun 22, 2021 4:43:42 PM

How can you gain market and industry leverage with your electronics product? One way you can achieve this is by using custom connectors and partnering with a high-quality interconnect pins manufacturer. Why? Because standard interconnect connectors might not meet the performance grade you need for your product.

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

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)

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)

Swaging vs. Stamping

Posted by bead electronics on Feb 15, 2021 9:06:09 AM

Manufacturing companies rely on various forming methods to manipulate the size and shape of metal. While there are several such methods in the industry, swaging is one of the oldest used. Similarly, metal stamping is another well-known industrial process used for metal forming and has evolved over time.

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Topics: Custom Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, Swaging, Quality Standards, Stamping

The Benefits of Overmolded Electrical Connectors for Automotive Manufacturing

Posted by bead electronics on Jan 20, 2021 10:48:26 AM

Overmolding, also known as injection molding, is an important process employed in electrical connectors used in automotive manufacturing. Overmolding allows the wire and connector to be combined, seamlessly enhancing the assembly features. There are a number of benefits to overmolding when it comes to the electrical connectors used in vehicle construction.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, Custom Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, Quality Standards, Automotive, Insert Molding, Overmolding