Boyd’s engineering team takes a wholistic approach in new designs, which is why Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) seek our assistance to integrate multiple components and functions into a simpler, streamlined design. By integrating multifunctional components into a single deliverable that’s ready to implement in assembly processes, we help customers reduce assembly time, vendor lists, and supply chain complexity. Design Simplification also reduces costs and increases viability of customers’ products with our in-depth material knowledge, process expertise, and customer-focused approach.
Instead of looking to integrate a singular component within a product assembly, Boyd’s field application engineers and sales executives evaluate the surrounding design infrastructure looking for nearby components that feature complementary functionality and/or materials. We may identify 8 to 10 individual components in a design that are likely candidates to be manufactured holistically. We then challenge ourselves to create manufacturing methodologies that integrate the full performance functionality of these 8 – 10 individual components in one deliverable.
An example includes LED display bonding technologies where we design the lens bonding adhesive used to secure the lens of a phone display to the phone’s chassis. Complementary components near this display bonding adhesive may be an integrated speaker gasket, microphone gasket, EMI shielding layer, vibration absorbing foam cushions and other light enhancement films for the LED module. Our integration specialists then create innovative manufacturing processes to deliver these 6 different components into one streamlined product, ready with registration control for automated assembly processes with ultra-tight tolerances.