7 Jun 2021
Automotive Interior Differentiation is the New Battleground
Automotive OEMs are increasingly using interior features to distinguish between models and from other brands. There are, therefore, extensive opportunities for printed/flexible electronics to add additional functionality to the cockpit while facilitating efficient manufacturing.
1 Jun 2021
Event Summary: IMECON 2021 by AWA Virtual
On 27th May 2021 IDTechEx attended the small virtual IMECON conference organized by Alexander Watson Associates (AWA, conference organizers) which provided an overview of the in-mold electronics (IME) market and updates from IME technology developers, manufacturers and suppliers. This IDTechEx premium article summarises the talks given by selected companies.
21 Apr 2021
TactoTek® is the leading company in developing and commercializing in-mold structural electronics (IMSE®), in which electronic, decorative and mechanical features are combined in a single injection molded component. IDTechEx caught up with Dave Rice, SVP of Marketing and Business Development, to hear about its latest progress.
14 Apr 2021
KYOCERA Licenses TactoTek® Injection Molded Structural Electronics
The global electronic manufacturer is first to design, develop, and produce IMSE parts in Japan
8 Apr 2021
Design challenges need new solutions
4 Feb 2021
TactoTek In-Mould Structural Electronics Reduce Greenhouse Gas
TactoTek announced today their achievements towards more sustainable electronics manufacturing. An independent lifecycle analysis by Finnish research institute, VTT, revealed that an electronics part manufactured using IMSE technology results in 35% lower greenhouse gas emissions than a comparable conventional electronics design.
13 Apr 2020
Routes to 3D Electronics: Assessment of Technologies and Applications
Metallization of 3D surfaces is a growing field with diverse applications. In this article, we briefly discuss some techniques and applications thereof. More specifically, we discuss and critically benchmark laser direct structuring, aerosol, 3D printed electronics, two-shot molding and In-Mold Electronics.
8 Apr 2020
TactoTek Co-creates Future Driving Experience with Launch of Origo
The Origo Steering Wheel concept is designed to improve safety by reducing driver distraction with intuitive controls adapted from mobile device user experiences.
26 Mar 2020
TactoTek and Lightworks Partner for Lighting Innovation for Vehicles
TactoTek and Lightworks GmbH announced their collaboration on in-mold lighting solutions. Together the companies will accelerate the development and use of in-mold lighting for styling and function for vehicle interiors and exteriors.
26 Feb 2020
In-Mold Electronics: Starting Simple to Reach One Billion Dollars
In-Mold Electronics (IME) will one day become a well-established process with a well-developed ecosystem and a mature, easy-to-use design-to-product workflow. This process will become the basis of many novel structural electronic designs and products.