31 Jan 2024
Altium is a company providing software tools for electronic product design. This profile highlights its new 3D-MID (Mechatronic Integrated Devices) Design feature, which focuses on 3D circuit design, allowing the integration of both electrical and mechanical functionality into a single part.
5 May 2023
Unravelling Competing In-Mold Electronics Manufacturing Methodologies
Smooth, functional surfaces that provide touch sensing, often with backlighting, are becoming increasingly common. Applications range from vehicle interiors and domestic appliances to medical devices and aircraft seating. Rather than relying on a mechanical or membrane switch, these surfaces utilize capacitive touch sensing - the same principle used in smartphone displays.
25 Apr 2023
TactoTek adds TracXon Solutions to enhance supply of IMSE Technology
Finnish IMSE pioneer TactoTek and TracXon, an innovative spin-off of the Holst Centre, have signed a license agreement
7 Apr 2023
Tactotek has developed a methodology for producing decorative surfaces with embedded electronics functionality, termed in-mold structural electronics. IDTechEx caught up with SVP for Business Development Dave Rice to learn about the current status of both the technological development and its adoption into different markets.
3 Jan 2023
MacDermind Alpha produces 'electronics manufacturing solutions', encompassing a wide range of materials and processes. At the 'Printed Electronic Innovations Showcase Day', it outlined its in-mold electronics portfolio.
20 Dec 2022
Canadian firm E2IP outlined how its screen-printing and molding technology can be used to create meta-surfaces for manipulating wireless communication signals.
17 Jun 2022
Finnadvance is an organ-on-a-chip company for biomedical and pharmaceutical research. IDTechEx visited and spoke with the Finnadvance team.
6 May 2022
In a recent webinar, Tactotek outlined how its in-mold structural electronics (IMSE) components can be utilized for smart surfaces and smart homes. This is a different target market to the often cited applications for in-mold electronics in the automotive and domestic appliance sectors.
5 May 2022
TactoTek Licensee Nanogate is ready for IMSE Manufacturing
TactoTek announces that its licensee, Nanogate, is ready to mass produce IMSE parts. Nanogate recently completed the IMSE Builder technology transfer and has verified IMSE manufacturing capabilities.
28 Apr 2022
DuraTech Industries Licenses TactoTek Technology
TactoTek and DuraTech Industries announced that DuraTech has licensed TactoTek IMSE technology. DuraTech is a TactoTek Design and Innovate licensee with rights to sell, design, and produce parts that use TactoTek's intellectual property which includes 44 patent families with over 130 granted patents, as well as extensive trade secrets and know-how for designing and producing IMSE parts. DuraTech will create and deliver IMSE solutions for its customers in North America and around the world from production facilities in the USA.
9 Mar 2022
Sustainability is a challenge for in-mold electronics (IME) due to the integrated nature of the components. This profile reviews a recent Tactotek webinar discussing sustainability for IME, which included a new life cycle analysis.