Solutions | Hollow Pins

Our Hollow Pins provide the functionality you need at 30-70% savings compared to machined contacts. Hollow pins are available in a wide variety of configurations including: Collars, flats, barbs, seamed or seamless, with open or closed ends.

With Bead’s unique swaging process, you get precision and value supported by a knowledgeable engineering and sales team - when specifying contact pins, Bead is the obvious choice.

Hollow Pin advantages include:

  • Low cost
  • High Precision
  • Various shapes sizes and features
  • Wide variety of materials and finishes
  • Laser inspection and roll sorting
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  • Diameter: .020”-.312”
  • Length: .350”-2”
  • Collar Diameter: .031-.37

Base Metals

  • Brass Alloy 260
  • Phosphor Bronze Alloy 510
  • Copper Alloy 102 and 11
  • High Performance Copper Alloys 197 and 194
  • ASTM Type 304 Stainless Steel


  • Continuous
  • Loose/Bulk
  • Tape-N-Reel


  • Tin
  • Tin/Lead (Not RoHS Compliant)
  • Nickel
  • Gold
  • Palladium
  • Silver

Crimp Contact Pins

Bead's swaged hollow pins can be used in a wide range of wire crimp applications.

Our hollow crimp pins mate with connectors from TE, Molex, Amphenol and other interconnect providers. Bead's crimp pins can be customized to accommodate a wide range of wire sizes as well as your custom wire requirements.

Bead will also support crimping process solutions from hand tools to semi-automatic crimp machines.
Other specialized options include:
  • Pin Diameter
  • Pin Length
  • Retention Features




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Crimp Pin Drawing

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Our custom pins are used in a wide range of applications.



Our unique engineering, manufacturing and processing capabilities allow us to provide higher performance and lower cost.

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Our mechanical pins are used in instrumentation panels, basic alignment, motors, and pumps, to name a few automotive uses.

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Our metal inserts for overmolding allow you to customize your interconnect to meet your specific needs.

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Control PCBs

High quality printed circuit boards can be used in automotive console systems, ABS, transmission sensors, and more.

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Why Choose Bead Electronics

The swaging process starts by curving metal into a seamless tube, allowing it to create hollow Hollow pins that use less material than solid pins. Our cost-savings formula looks something like this:

Hollow design saves material:

  • Production rates up to 5 per second
  • Scrapless process -- no chips= Lowest cost $9.52 / M

Other benefits of our swaging process include:

  • Consistent Quality
  • Low Tooling Cost
  • Short Lead time
  • High Production Rate
  • Scrap Free Process
  • Low Cost Parts
  • Overall Value

The competition:

Our Competitors' machined pins use more, expensive material. Single-point turning isn't nearly as fast and it generates chips that have to be handled, stored, and recycled. $25.10 / M

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