Using Automated Assembly to Create Wearable Technology
As the ability to create smaller and smaller circuits becomes easier and more affordable, the amount of wearable technology will sky rocketed. This includes smart watches for a wrist, augmented reality glasses, and health monitors. In 2011, reports suggested that there was an estimated 14 million wearable devices being used throughout the world. The end of 2016 estimates that number to rise to 171 million. The industry is still projected to grow as better and cheaper products hit the market. Although this technology seems futuristic, there are automated machines that can quickly build and process these devices. Automating assembly lines to create wearable electronics is almost exactly the same as assembling traditional circuitry (except for a couple of critical processes).
Whether a simple or complex device, machines can be built to tackle almost any job. Wearable printed circuit boards are small, have an odd shape to them, and are made from non-conventional materials like Mylar or Kapton. Automated assembly machines can tackle this job; however, it will take more time than processing large devices and circuit boards.
A company who manufactures automated assembly machines will be able to help engineer a custom machine to produce wearable technology. This technology will without a doubt grow, and so getting into the industry early will help you to create a strong and long lasting brand.