Smartphones are very sophisticated gadgets that keep improving and evolving. They are becoming more durable, slimmer and lighter. All these modifications, as well as new components being fitted into the smartphone, have to be done by a professional who has been trained for some years so as to avoid factory errors. Special equipment has to be used to put together all the different tiny components together.
There is various equipment used to assemble all the different parts of the smartphone into the finished product. These tools all vary in size but never in importance because, without one, the product will not be complete.
- Soldering Irons
Soldering irons/guns are used to mould metal objects together. The soldering iron consists of a hot metallic tip that burns the solder in a specific place to hold metallic objects together. All gadgets that have a circuitry require a soldering iron to ensure that the wires in the circuit go into the right places and stay there. There are different types of soldering irons used to solder objects, namely battery soldering iron, gas soldering iron and electric irons. The electric soldering iron is by far the most effective one of them because it was made for heavy-duty tasks and can be used for long periods.
The electric soldering iron is, therefore, ideal for the manufacturing of smartphones. The gas, as well as battery soldering irons, are not made for heavy-duty work as is the electric one, but they are more convenient when fixing a smartphone on the go or when there is no electricity.
- Printed Circuit Board
A printed circuit board allows the smartphone circuit boards to be tightly fastened while being soldered. This board ensures that it stays in place, and the right wires are soldered to the right places. If the circuit is not soldered correctly, the smartphone will most likely give the user lots of problems and will, therefore, need to be taken back to the manufacturer to be fixed, or alternatively, a new device will be given to the user if the old one cannot be repaired.
A multimeter is often used in electrical devices to find out where a fault is so that it may be fixed. This piece of equipment is very important in manufacturing smartphones because it allows the manufacturers to test the phones and find out if there are any faults with the phones. If faults are detected, it will be easy to fix them and ensure that the same type of problem does not manifest in other devices.
- Anti-static Mat
This mat is used on a work station when assembling or repairing a smartphone. It protects the phone from damage from static electricity.