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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

The Production Part Approval Process for Automotive

Posted by bead electronics on Jul 28, 2020 11:23:14 AM

Every vehicle coming off an assembly line today carries some 150 pounds of electrical wiring. That’s a lot of connectors and contact pins, and they’re all expected to work flawlessly for years. How does Bead Electronics ensure custom interconnect pins for automotive applications aren’t responsible for a failure? By following PPAP procedures.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Quality Standards, Automotive, Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

Bead Receives Manufacturing Innovation Funds, Upgrades Equipment

Posted by bead electronics on Mar 14, 2017 3:49:00 PM

Bead Electronics was awarded another grant from the Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program, a partnership between the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and The Connecticut Center for Advance Technology (CCAT).

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Topics: Electronic Pins, Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, Quality Standards, Manufacturing

Bead Electronics Inducted into American Manufacturing Hall of Fame

Posted by bead electronics on Oct 7, 2016 10:14:00 AM

Bead Industries, parent company of Bead Electronics and Bead Chain, was inducted into the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame on October 6.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, Community, Manufacturing