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Oct. 21, 2019

LSR Overmolding Injection Waterproof Mobile Phone Parts

Waterproofing technology has become a crucial feature in mobile phones, and it has become an essential function in people's lives. The rapid development of waterproof technology has enabled people to take pictures underwater in swimming pools, which was once a dream. The development of waterproof mobile phones has been a significant milestone in the evolution of mobile technology. With the increasing demand for smartphones that can withstand water exposure, manufacturers have been investing in research and development to create devices that are not only water-resistant but also provide a seamless user experience.


In the early days of mobile phones, water damage was a common issue. Accidental spills or exposure to rain could render a device useless, leading to costly repairs or replacements. However, as technology advanced, so did the need for more durable and resilient smartphones.


The concept of waterproof mobile phones began to gain traction with the introduction of water-resistant coatings and seals. These coatings are applied to the internal components of the device, creating a barrier that prevents water from seeping into the delicate circuitry. Additionally, manufacturers started incorporating rubber gaskets and seals around the ports and buttons, further enhancing the device's water resistance.


The introduction of waterproof technology in mobile phones has set a new standard for the industry. Under the guidance of these giants, waterproof technology will not only be widely used in mobile phones but also in all 3C products, automotive, and medical fields. This will usher in a huge market scale for waterproof technology.


One of the key advancements in waterproof mobile phone technology is the introduction of IP ratings. IP stands for Ingress Protection, and it is a standardized rating system that measures the level of protection against solids and liquids. The IP rating consists of two numbers – the first indicating the level of protection against solids, such as dust, and the second indicating the level of protection against liquids, including water.


The most common IP rating for waterproof mobile phones is IP67 or IP68. A device with an IP67 rating is considered to be dust-tight and can withstand immersion in water up to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes. On the other hand, a device with an IP68 rating offers even higher protection, allowing it to be submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a longer duration.


Leading mobile phone manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, and Huawei have introduced waterproof phones in the market. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7Plus support IP67 waterproofing, while Samsung S7 edge achieves the highest level of IP68 waterproofing. LG's new flagship G6 will also achieve IP68 waterproofing. Among the domestic mobile phone brands, Xiaomi 6 supports IP64 waterproofing, and Huawei Mate 10 Pro waterproof level has reached IP67.


To achieve these levels of water resistance, manufacturers employ various techniques and technologies. One such technique is the use of hydrophobic coatings on the device's internal components. These coatings repel water and prevent it from causing damage to sensitive circuitry. Additionally, manufacturers utilize specialized adhesives and sealants to ensure that all openings and seams are properly sealed, further enhancing the device's water resistance.


Another important aspect of waterproof mobile phones is their impact on design and functionality. In order to make a device waterproof, certain compromises need to be made. For example, the presence of rubber gaskets and seals may affect the overall aesthetics of the device. Similarly, the need for additional layers of protection may result in slightly thicker devices compared to their non-waterproof counterparts.


However, manufacturers have been working towards minimizing these compromises and creating sleek and stylish waterproof mobile phones. With advancements in materials and manufacturing processes, devices are becoming increasingly slim and lightweight without compromising on water resistance.


YEJIA LSR Waterproof Solution for Mobile Phones
Waterproof PartsProduction ProcessComponent Material
SIM TrayMIM Forming+ Anodizing+ LSR OvermoldingPlastic+ Metal+ LSR
Type-C InterfaceAnodizing+ LSR Overmolding InjectionMetal+ LSR
Headphone PlugAnodizing+ LSR Overmolding InjectionMetal+ LSR
Power ButtonAnodizing+ LSR Overmolding InjectionMetal+ LSR
Volume ButtonAnodizing+ LSR Overmolding InjectionMetal+ LSR
Battery CoverCNC+Anodizing+ LSR Overmolding InjectionMetal+ LSR or Glass+ LSR

Furthermore, waterproof mobile phones have also opened up new possibilities in terms of usability. Users can now take their devices to places where they were previously hesitant to do so, such as near swimming pools or during outdoor activities in rainy weather. This increased durability has made smartphones more versatile and reliable, catering to the needs of a wide range of users.


The development of waterproof mobile phones has revolutionized the mobile technology industry. With advancements in materials, manufacturing processes, and IP ratings, manufacturers have been able to create devices that are not only water-resistant but also aesthetically pleasing and functional. It has enabled people to use their phones without worrying about water damage and has opened up new possibilities for underwater photography. The development of waterproof technology has brought significant benefits to consumers and manufacturers alike. With the increasing demand for waterproof technology, we can expect to see more innovative products in the market that cater to the needs of consumers.

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