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Proud Parents of Electronic Contact Pins

Posted by bead electronics on Jun 22, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Maybe it's because school is out for summer (and our kids are spending more time around the house), but we can't help but to draw similarities between our children and our electronic contact pins. We are proud parents of them both: Precision Square Wire and Hollow. Unlike most parents, at Bead, we welcome you to scrutinize our "children".

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Topics: Electronic Pins, PCB Contact Pins, Custom Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Hollow Contact Pins, Solid Wire Contact Pins, Swaging, Quality Standards

All About Swaging

Posted by Jill Mayer on Feb 20, 2015 5:19:00 PM

With so many metal forming methods to choose from when designing your product or application, the choice can be overwhelming. Some methods have been around for decades (we’ve been swaging for nearly 100 years) and new ones are currently being developed.

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Topics: PCB Contact Pins, Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, Hollow Contact Pins, Swaging

Changing Contact Pin Suppliers Doesn't Have to Be Painful

Posted by Jill Mayer on Jul 31, 2014 2:38:00 PM

In this modern-day, it's all too easy to get lost in the virtual sea of analysis and comparisons, searching for the right supplier that fits your needs. And with mountains of data and information at the ready, it takes time.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, PCB Contact Pins, Contact Pins, Custom Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, Solid Wire Contact Pins, End to End Contact Pins

How to Ensure Quality of Hollow Contact Pins, Post-Plating

Posted by Jill Mayer on Jun 20, 2014 4:25:00 PM

Bead Electronics has several vision inspection cameras throughout the factory that we use to inspect our solid wire and hollow contact pins as they are produced. But occasionally, certain parts can get bent or deformed during the plating process, which is outsourced to a reputable plating company post-production.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, PCB Contact Pins, Contact Pins, Custom Contact Pins, Custom Connectors, Bead Electronics, Hollow Contact Pins, Solid Wire Contact Pins

How Will Disruptive Technologies Impact Custom Contact Pins?

Posted by Jill Mayer on Jun 12, 2014 3:47:00 PM

Recently, I attended a presentation on Disruptive Technologies given by Martin Huddart of ASSA ABLOY at the New Haven Manufacturers Association (NHMA) Annual Meeting. In a nutshell, if manufacturers don't continuously improve their processes and products, they could be left behind when technology inevitably shifts the landscape.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, PCB Contact Pins, Contact Pins, Custom Contact Pins, Bead Electronics, Hollow Contact Pins, Solid Wire Contact Pins, Swaging, End to End Contact Pins