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Metal Carrier for Different Package Sizes for Assembly Process

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018657D
Publication Date: 2003-Jul-30
Document File: 3 page(s) / 75K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for designing metal carriers that can adjust to fit different package sizes for the assembly process. Benefits include a reduction in waste, storage space, and processing costs.

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Metal Carrier for Different Package Sizes for Assembly Process

Disclosed is a method for designing metal carriers that can adjust to fit different package sizes for the assembly process. Benefits include a reduction in waste, storage space, and processing costs.

Background

Currently, metal carriers with different pocket sizes are designed for different products. This leads to excessive waste and cost because the metal carriers are thrown away when the package size changes. Figure 1 shows a metal carrier with a pocket size of 49.5x49.5 mm, which is one of the largest pocket size used for CPU products. (The supplier would only manufacture carriers with the largest pocket size.)

General Description

The disclosed method uses a metal carrier that can adjust to fit different package sizes for the assembly process. Figure 2 shows an additional piece that the metal carriers’ suppliers need to manufacture. These specific pieces have different pocket sizes, depending on the package sizes that are being manufactured (42.5x42.5 mm, 35x35 mm, etc.). Figure 3 and 4 shows how pocket piece of Figure 1 is assembled underneath the carrier in order to change pocket size.

Advantages

The following are advantages of the disclosed method:

 

  • Reduces costs: only one size for pockets is needed.
  • Reduces store space: fewer metal carriers are bought, reducing store space at warehouses and manufacturing floors.
  • Reduces waste: the disclosed method can be re-used with a variety of package sizes.

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