designing and developing process conditions and recipes.
- Offer complete capability - from software and electronics design to low volume manufacturing
- Have developed new options including wood veneer IME
In-mold electronics become commercial once again
Conductive inks are a wonderfully adaptive technology. This characteristic has enabled them to stay relevant and to rejuvenate themselves over the past several decades. This is because as old markets have struggled or declined the technology has managed to find and/or create new uses. Several years ago, a new frontier called in-mold electronics (or IME) started to emerge. This frontier, as reported in the IDTechEx Research report Conductive Ink Markets 2018-2028: Forecasts, Technologies, Players, is once again becoming commercial.
In mold electronics: the next frontier for transparent conductive film
In Mold Electronics is making a commercial comeback. The behind-the-scenes interest in IME remains robust. The first wave of products are close to market launch, the value networks are being enhanced, volume manufacturers are more engaged than ever, and the material set is transitioning beyond conductive inks to include transparent conductive films, sensors, actuators, and so on. Overall, we expect 2017/18 to the years when IME applications finally grow after years of on and off starts.
Butler Technologies, Inc.
Butler Technologies is 25-year-old precision screen printer specializing in the manufacture of membrane switches, graphics, etc. generating around $8-10m each year and employing around 60 people today.
Conductive inks and paste: everything is changing
The conductive inks and paste business has come alive again. In this article IDTechEx Research will explain this business in detail and will describe how and why everything is changing.
New biomimetic structural electronics
Biomimetics - usefully copying nature - is alive and well.
New battlegrounds emerge for conductive inks and pastes
Core applications of PV and touch panels continue to grow demand, but new opportunities emerge in the form of wearable technology, circuit boards and structural electronics.