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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Base Metals

  • Brass Alloy 260
  • Phosphor Bronze Alloy 510
  • High Performance Copper Alloys 197 and 194
  • Copper Alloy 102 and 110
  • Nickel Alloy 201
  • ASTM 304 Stainless Steel


  • Tin
  • Nickel
  • Gold
  • Silver Palladium
  • **Tin/Lead available**


  • Diameter: .020”-.312”
  • Length: .350”-2”
  • Collar Diameter: .031-.375”
  • Tapered End with Collar
  • Opened End / Closed End
  • Both Ends Open
  • Reduced Tip
  • Barbs
  • Flared End / Open Seam
  • Flat Collar
  • Neck with Flat Collar
  • Neck with Open End
  • Ears
  • Round / Square
  • Flared End


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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


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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