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Interconnect Options for Manufacturing Designs

Posted by bead electronics on Aug 19, 2021 11:00:00 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

Swaging vs. Stamping

Posted by bead electronics on Feb 15, 2021 9:06:09 AM

Manufacturing companies rely on various forming methods to manipulate the size and shape of metal. While there are several such methods in the industry, swaging is one of the oldest used. Similarly, metal stamping is another well-known industrial process used for metal forming and has evolved over time.

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

Lowering Automotive Manufacturing Costs without Sacrificing Performance

Posted by bead electronics on Aug 21, 2020 11:42:11 AM

Recycling scrap metal is seen as a good thing to do. However, isn't it better though not to create scrap in the first place? That is the best approach for producing contact pins. A combination of efficient manufacturing processes, automated inspection, and standardized working practices minimizes waste and drives down costs. It's good for the environment too!

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

How To Customize a Standard Contact Pin Without Blowing Your Budget

Posted by bead electronics on Aug 31, 2015 3:14:00 PM

 Just like "cozy" can seem like a synonym for "small" (especially when it comes to real estate), the word "custom" can sometimes be synonymous with "expensive". In the electronics manufacturing industry, custom can also require high-volume orders or exorbitant tooling charges. This post will help you customize a standard contact pin without blowing your budget in five steps.

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Topics: Electronic Pins, Custom Contact Pins, Swaging, End to End Contact Pins

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