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Design for Manufacturing: Adding Value and Reducing Costs

Posted by Bead Electronics on Feb 8, 2024 8:00:00 AM

Design for manufacturing (DFM) is an engineering practice in wide use today. It's the designing of products so that they're easier and more cost-effective to manufacture, while still functioning the way they should.

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Topics: Contact Pins, Bead Industries, Quality Standards, Manufacturing, Overmolding, Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

Interconnect Options for Manufacturing Designs

Posted by Bead Electronics on Jan 9, 2024 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to manufacturing products that people use every day, durability is key. Consumers want products that are innovative and easy to use. They also want the things that they invest in to have longevity. Manufacturers have an obligation to create high-quality products and to accomplish this, they rely on components customized for their applications. Even the smallest part, like electrical connectors, are customized to boost both profits and customer satisfaction.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, PCB Contact Pins, Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Hollow Contact Pins, Swaging, End to End Contact Pins, Bead Industries, Quality Standards, Manufacturing, Overmolding, Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Low-Cost Mated Pair, Pin Insertion, Crimped Pins, Coil Winding

Component Plating and Its Impact on Manufacturing Costs

Posted by Bead Electronics on Mar 24, 2023 11:54:53 AM

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)

Lowering Automotive Manufacturing Costs without Sacrificing Performance

Posted by Bead Electronics on Feb 23, 2023 2:21:11 PM

A combination of efficient manufacturing processes, automated inspection, and standardized working practices minimizes waste and drives down costs.

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

Generalist vs. Specialist: Who Do You Need to Complete Your DFM Assembly?

Posted by Bead Electronics on Nov 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Are you considering hiring a specialist to do your Design For Manufacturing (DFM) assembly, but you're unsure if it's the right decision? It can be hard to know who to trust when it comes to complex technical projects like DFM assembly.

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Topics: Bead Electronics, Bead Industries, Quality Standards, Manufacturing, Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Industrial

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