Swaging Process Superior Alternative to Traditional Contact Pin Manufacturing Methods, According to New Whitepaper

Bead Electronics, a global leader in custom contact pin manufacturing, today announced the publication of its new whitepaper, "The Bead Electronics Swaging Process: From Concept to Reality".

The comprehensive white paper offers insight into an alternative metalworking process for custom contact pin manufacturing, called swaging, with the hope of creating awareness about its many cost-saving benefits for design engineers in automotive, telecom, and connector industries. Those benefits include, among others, inexpensive tooling, the elimination of scrap, and a significant reduction in lead times.

"Bead Electronics Swaging Process" addresses common problems faced by engineers in the electronic component industry such as inconsistent contact pin lengths causing insertion machine downtime or sharp cut-offs on connectors resulting in poor contact reliability. Key takeaways include:

  •         A summary of the top four metalworking methods in the contact manufacturing industry

  •         A brief history of the swaging process and how it helped revolutionize the electronics industry in the 1920s

  •         How to determine if swaging is a good fit for your automotive, telecom, and PCB applications

Once companies begin to see the cost savings û they start sending us their other custom contact pin designs to be swaged said Jim Balazsi, Senior Engineer at Bead. It doesn't take much to determine if swaging is a viable alternative and if it is, it pays off substantially.

The new white paper is available for download from the Bead Electronics website, which can be found at http://www.beadelectronics.com

About Bead Electronics

Bead Electronics, a division of Bead Industries, Inc., manufactures precision end-to-end, solid-wire, and tubular contact pins for the telecom, automotive, connector and lighting industries. Their custom components deliver the performance of machined pins at the price of stamped, and they can be tooled in a fraction of the time at a modest cost.

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