It also creates a vibration-proof joint that is easy to assemble, thus saving digital device brands time and money.
“When you’re stacking multiple components for assembly, tolerances always add up and nothing is perfect. So the more bearing surface area you can have can be a major advantage. These solutions provide additional bearing surface area or a single circular point of contact under the head, significantly improving the sealing surface,” Riskin says.
Now that his study is complete, Riskin hopes his discoveries will help handheld and wearable device manufacturers dive deeper into the realm of new possibilities.
“Nobody wants to be just as good as their competition. They want to be better. Everyone is trying to get a piece of the market by diversifying themselves. That’s exciting. Imagine what we might be buying and wearing in a couple years,” he says.
About the author:
Sean Riskin is Director of Engineering at Stanley Engineered Fastening – www.StanleyEngineeredFastening.com.