Fabricators and suppliers prepare to offer advanced composites for consumer electronics. A few years ago, the global consumer electronics industry was setting up the stage for composites companies to enter the domain as an important feeding industry. Various fabricators and suppliers were seeking for opportunities to add their composite materials to novel consumer solutions. Currently, composite materials are all about providing strength and durability to specific areas in electronic products.
Composites companies are exploring into new territories in order to offer advanced solutions initiating the next phase of innovation. Over the last couple of years, the smartphone and tablets have witnessed tremendous technological advancement both on hardware and software fronts. This, in turn, has created scope for composite material suppliers to capitalize on the growing requirement of compact hardware designs for such devices.
The present generation customers are demanding for cost-effective products, preferable low in weight and thickness. Hence, the growing trends of developing much more compact devices is certainly encouraging composites companies to further emphasis on developing innovative composite materials.
The latest composite blends are certainly contributing to the creation of thinner laptops, smartphones, and tablets, even if the stakes are higher. For instance, Hewlett-Packard’s latest ultrathin model Spectre, claiming to be the world’s thinnest laptop weighing at under 3 pounds. The laptop has a composite blend of carbon fiber with aluminum that significantly cuts down on weight without compromising on durability.
The company describes that the Spectre’s frame is CNC-machined aluminum. Moreover, the CFRP bottom provides a thinner profile that is both lightweight and durable. The technologically advanced composite blend used in the laptop reduces its overall body weight and at the same time gives a sturdy feeling when being used. The increasing fondness for slimmer products by consumers has become a major reason behind the restyling of production processes, which aimed to cater the next level of innovation in consumer electronics. Constant improvement of technology is apparently what drives the global market for electronics products.
Persistence Market Research projects that the global consumer electronics market is likely to follow stellar growth in the next few years. During the four-year forecast period 2016-2020, revenues of the global consumer electronics market are expected to reach US$ 2,976.1 Bn in 2020, registering a CAGR of over 15%.
Summary: Advanced composite materials will support the innovative technological solutions in consumer electronic products in the coming years