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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

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)

The 5 Principles of Design For Manufacturing (DFM)

Posted by bead electronics on Dec 23, 2020 4:02:22 PM

Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is the process of designing components for ease of manufacturing high-quality products at a lower cost. This is done by lowering complexity, optimizing performance, and redefining the product.

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

Plating for Electronic Connector Pins and Contacts

Posted by bead electronics on Nov 20, 2020 11:41:43 AM

Choosing the right material for contact plating is critical for ensuring durability, conductivity, and resistance to corrosion to meet your connector needs. We have created an overview of common plating options for electronic connector pins and contacts. Read below to learn about various coating metals and their various applications. 

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

The Benefits of Overmolded Electrical Connectors for Medical Manufacturing

Posted by bead electronics on Sep 29, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Overmolding, also known as injection molding or insert molding, is an important process employed in electronic connectors used in medical manufacturing.

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