Assembling Wearable Electronics
Rush PCB Uk engineers know the importance of keeping up with all of the latest technological advances of the times. With the constant introduction of new technology staying current in the contemporary market is a necessity for our customer’s satisfaction and our continual growth. For example, the demand for wearable electronics is at an all-time high, with such popularity it is necessary to be constantly on the look-out for new and better ways of improving functionality as well as the assembly process. Whether we are assembling smart watches, tracking devices or medical alert devices, Rush PCB experts understand their complexity and the precision necessary to successfully assemble the device to function correctly. As a matter of fact, the assembly of wearable electronic devices does not differ greatly from the assembly of other types of printed circuit boards with the exemption of the size.
Aside from their difference in size, wearable PCBs can also come in various shapes and sizes, which can make the assembly process a bit more challenging. Their smaller size requires much more attention to detail and exact precision. Our engineers love challenges, we are ready to begin any wearable electronic assembly and guarantee that you will be satisfied regardless of the shape and size of your PCB. By using a heat-curing adhesive to join the flex circuits to a rigid board our engineers ensure that the difference in the coefficients of thermal expansion are balanced so the sensors will operate as expected. The final product will provide a flat even that provides enough surface tension to control solder paste spilling while including techniques like overprinting and under-printing.
Understanding the importance and sensitivity of sensors PCB engineers design soldering pads which enable the sensors to come in contact with skin so they can collect the information they were designed for. This is just one consideration in our process. Other factors included in assembly are the direction of the bend of the circuitry, degree of bend, number of fold cycles, application type of the device. When assembling wearable electronics, our experts provide quality devices guaranteeing that they will bend and twist so the wearer of the device will be able to perform their normal activities without damaging it. From stencil printing to the thermal profile or reflow, Rush PCB UK provides quality devices that you can count on.
During the stencil printing phase our engineers guarantee that the distribution of solder paste is perfect ensuring that the appropriate electrical connection is achieved. When we move on to the pick and place phase, we precisely position the components, the surface of the flex-circuit, surface mount pads through the use of specifically designed fixtures and special tooling. Shields and cages are delicately placed during the pick and place phase. For the thermal profile or reflow phase, the most challenging one of all, our engineers lower the temperature of the conduction oven, using special profiling care for lead-free wearable electronics. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.