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Modern Technology in the Cabin: An Up Close Look into Airlines

Posted by bead electronics on Jun 10, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that the global demand for aircraft cabin lighting is expected to rise by $797 million? From the cabin crew to the seating to the Wi-Fi, a great in-flight experience for air travelers needs a combination of factors. However, lighting is one part of the cabin that plays a major effect on your travel experience, even if you are not aware of it.

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

Pin-in-Paste vs. True Grip Pins

Posted by bead electronics on May 17, 2021 11:24:08 AM

Traditional pin-in-paste processing methods used by printed circuit board (PCB) assemblers are being overtaken by a new hybrid alternative innovation: the True Grip Pin.

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Topics: PCB Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, Quality Standards, PCB Design, Insert Molding, True Grip Pin, Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Pin-in-Paste

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)

Best Practices of PCB Design

Posted by bead electronics on Apr 13, 2021 10:49:07 AM

When it comes to PCB Design, not all design parameters are as stringent or clearly laid out as military specifications, or mil-spec. There aren't always clear guidelines for a given project, even if the design intent is clear. Because of that, you instead must fall back on industry best practices for PCB design.

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Topics: PCB Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, PCB Design, 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)