Since the launch of "made in China 2025" in 2015, in order to guide the "transformation and upgrading of the real economy", the country has made clear the main direction of smart manufacturing and supported it more and more vigorously.This year, people everywhere are flexing their muscles and pushing "smart manufacturing".Guangdong proposed to cultivate 100 key enterprises of advanced equipment manufacturing with output value of more than 1 billion yuan and form 20 industrial clusters of advanced equipment manufacturing with output value of more than 10 billion yuan.Among them, shenzhen proposes to build world-class intelligent manufacturing highland.
"No matter how big the goal is, intelligent manufacturing should achieve intelligent transformation of the whole process, whole industrial chain and whole value chain of manufacturing."Li xiaohua, chairman of China's leading flexible circuit board company shenzhen shangda electronics co., LTD., said that intelligent manufacturing is the general route of design innovation, product innovation, technology innovation, mode innovation and improving product quality, manufacturing efficiency and promoting green manufacturing, representing the future of the manufacturing industry."" the resource allocation model and organizational innovation of global manufacturing from industrial chain to value chain are calling for intelligent manufacturing." "
Indeed, the boom in "smart manufacturing" has created huge demand.According to data from the market research institute, China's intelligent manufacturing output value reached 1 trillion yuan in 2015, and is expected to exceed 3 trillion yuan by 2020, with an average annual compound growth rate of about 20 percent.China has become the world's largest intelligent manufacturing demand market, which will drive the booming development of related industries such as robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, unmanned driving, VR, intelligent home furnishing, etc.
The research institute predicts that the smart home market may reach nearly 100 billion yuan in 2017, the 3D printing market may exceed 20 billion yuan in 2018, the civil uav market in China will reach 11 billion yuan in 2018, the artificial intelligence market will approach 10 billion yuan in 2020, and the VR market will surpass 55 billion yuan in 2020.The robot market in China will reach 600 billion yuan in the next 10 years.
Experts point out that the core demand of intelligent manufacturing is integration and interconnection. Many of its core components, such as sensors, will be used in FPC (flexible circuit board).The FPC industry will be the biggest beneficiary of the huge market demand for smart manufacturing.Statistics show that the global output value of FPC reached 13.5 billion dollars in 2016.IDTechEx predicts the global FPC market will grow to $26.2 billion by 2020.
Take unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs) as an example. With the development of uavs towards miniaturization, FPC will be widely used.SONY has developed a 2mm wide camera sensor with a lens integrated with the sensor, which also includes a flexible circuit board that weighs less than a tenth of a gram.For example, wearable sensors, manufacturers are competing to develop ultra-low power, flexible and printed electronic components to create devices that can continuously monitor the health of users and collect human data in a non-invasive way in real time.
Although the FPC industry has ushered in historical development opportunities, only those skilled FPC manufacturers can occupy the market.According to introduction, FPC industry is to measure technical level by line thickness.At present, shangda electronics and other shenzhen enterprises have been able to achieve 35 micron line width line distance, this ultra-precision technology industry leader.
"Smart manufacturing requires more and more sensors, and sensors naturally require more and more flexible circuit boards. Only when the supporting technologies keep up can the whole intelligent manufacturing be promoted smoothly."To implement intelligent manufacturing in more industries and on a wider scale, China also needs to make great efforts to develop autonomous and controllable key components for intelligent manufacturing, according to the head of the economic, trade and information commission of shenzhen.With the rapid development of the FPC industry in shenzhen, some key components of intelligent manufacturing that have long been dependent on import have realized autonomy. Leading enterprises such as shangda electronics are seizing the historical opportunity of intelligent manufacturing, striving to achieve leapfrog development and promote "shenzhen manufacturing" to "shenzhen intelligent manufacturing".