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Consumer Demand Trends and Printed Circuit Board Assembly
Consumer Demand Trends and Printed Circuit Board Assembly
June 04, 2019

Consumer demand is fast-paced and ever-changing. Industries must adapt to meet the demands of the consumer market. This holds true across all industries, including the manufacturing and printed circuit board assembly divisions. The benefit of opting for printed circuity boards are their versatility – making them suitable for changes that end-users expect from their devices and applications. Just as other industries, printed circuit boards are not immune to the changes brought forth by technological advancement.


Today we’ll discuss a few latest technologies that rely on the application of printed circuit board assembly.


Wearable Technology

  • Printed circuit boards are becoming increasingly smaller – but can still be manufactured with an astounding degree of complexity.
  • This is especially true in the case of wearable technology such as smart watches, implantables, and other wearable accessories.
  • Wearable technology requires the use of advanced printed circuit boards that offer a higher working efficiency compared to old school circuit board models.


Green Manufacturing

  • More and more companies opt for greener and more sustainable practices when it comes to the manufacturing of their products
  • Printed circuit board manufacturers adhere to relevant regulations and industry standards when it comes to assembly
  • i.e. using lead-free solder in PCB manufacturing, or using fiberglass to use as the substrate of the board


Medical Technology

  • The healthcare industry demand greatly impacts the printed circuit board assembly industry
  • One example is evident in the creation of health care apps where patient data is stored in the cloud. Printed circuit boards must be able to accommodate large transfers of data as efficiently and effectively as possible.
  • Another piece of medical equipment that depends on printed circuit boards is the small camera that is used in capsule endoscopy procedures – allowing doctors to look inside patient intestines to better diagnose any health issues



Final Thoughts

As consumer technological demand continues to grow – printed circuit board manufacturing will have to adapt to those needs. From the shrinking size of printed circuit boards to greener, more sustainable practices – it is evident that the modern-day printed circuit board won’t be obsolete any time in the foreseeable future.

Interesting to think how the PCB has only continued to shrink over the years!
Posted by: Kyle | June 4, 2019, 1:35 pm
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