Exclusive - Google shelves plan for phone with interchangeable parts: sources
"...Modular smartphones have generated great enthusiasm in the tech community for their potential to prolong the lifespan of a device and reduce electronic waste. But the devices are difficult to bring to market because their interchangeable parts make them bulky and costly to produce, said analyst Bob O’Donnell of TECHnalysis Research..."
(Read full story from Reuters: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-google-smartphone-exclusive-idUKKCN118065 )
Modular designs can be a great product for customers, but a great headache for manufacturers. A balance between practical product diversity and affordable costs must be struck in order for such a design to succeed. Equally important, as Google has experienced, the interchangeable components can't be so cumbersome that the user is reluctant to use them.
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This balance of practical components and affordability is exactly why our modular design has enjoyed great success. The Porter BMS-1500 Border Modular System consists of a single border-sewing machine framework with a variety of optional interchangeable components to produce up to 9 popular mattress border styling elements.
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Obviously Google has been dealing with modular designs consisting of an array of different challenges, so we don't dare make direct comparisons with their project. But mattress manufacturers also seek product diversity and a need to extend the usefulness of machines. GSG has embraced those customer needs and delivered a working modular design and continues to develop more as we move forward.
If you need affordable flexibility in your mattress border designs, GSG has the machine for you - along with several modular options!