Why is assembly so important when it comes to creating new and innovative technologies? Am I say my moot point but it is one worthy of discussion. Many designers have a great idea, and they decide to go about creating a prototype themselves. This is fine. After all, only you the designer, know how you want a machine to work. But the problem with this is that most designers who have an idea about electro-mechanical assembly are not skilled engineers. You need to have all the skills necessary including designing, engineering, and electrical certification to make sure that your machine meets the standards of the industry, conforms to all safety standards of consumer technologies, and can provide an excellent working product at the end of the line.
This is not a simple process and as Steve Jobs once said, “There is a quantum leap between a great idea and a marketable product.” Jobs realized because he worked with this type of sophisticated technology with his own hands, back when computer technology was still in its infancy. He understood firsthand that one little thing going wrong could make your entire computer system unusable. He also strived for quality which is something you must do if you have a great idea that you want to take to the market.
PCB board creation and computer manufacturing is a huge industry, and it is sometimes difficult to know what the best solution is to manufacture your products. The most important thing is to get it right at the front end so that you will not have a loss of monetary investment when you take your product to market. Your product must be tested and put to the test and standards must be met so that you will not make a costly mistake.
The worst case scenario is to create a product and get it to the point of assembly on the assembly line only to discover that you’ve made a thousand or $10,000 mistake that will cost you millions when you wrap it up. This is why we believe in light UX and UI so that products can be tested as we go to determine what needs to be changed or altered before it hits the assembly line. This all happens in the engineering phase. But the assembly is even more critical in some ways. Once we pray the specs necessary to create your new technology, construction must be done in an almost perfect manner using both AI and human resources to accomplish it.
If anything goes wrong in the assembly stage, you can lose a great deal of money in the process. That is why you need an assembly and engineering firm that does both so that you can coordinate the efforts between the engineering department in the assembly department to guarantee a solid product.
Who exactly is a PCB designer? To answer that question, first, we have to look into what PCB really is. A PCB is a non-conductive substrate that allows electrical or electronic components mounted on a board to connect using pads, traces, and other conductive features that form an electrical circuit. Most of us aren’t aware that we’re surrounded by PCBs all the time. Printed circuit boards date back to the 1900s and since then electronic circuits are in every electronic device.
Simply put, a PCB designer creates the models or footprints to be put on a print board using a computer-aided design system. He/she can see beyond the exterior shape of a component on the computer screen and visualize the end product of the printed circuit board layout. The designer creates something from scratch and at the same time solves different puzzles in the process.
In terms of educational background, PCB designers either have hands-on experience from while-on-the-job training or a degree with courses in CAD, drafting, hands-on PCB work, electronic design, or a related field of study. However, PCB designs are getting more complex, and more companies prefer PCB designers with formal education. The future of the PCB designing specialty is very busy due to more electronics such as smart devices becoming prominent in the day to day life. Whether it’s a start-up or a big company, PCB designers plays a significant role when it comes to innovations in the fast-paced IOFT space.