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