Automotive Interiors Project in Printed, In-Mold Electronics
Today, Geely Design, CEVT and TactoTek® jointly announced that they have initiated projects to develop smart surfaces for multiple automotive brands owned by CEVT's parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The current interiors project is the first of several anticipated by the framework agreement between the companies.
TactoTek transforms how electronics are designed and produced with injection molded structural electronics.
Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley
Many new electric vehicles were on display at the IDTechEx Show! on November 14-15 in Santa Clara, but that was the tip of the iceberg. The event had a hidden message; the future enabling technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) from buses to cars to mining vehicles.
Printed Electronics World Firsts in 2018
With the end of the year in sight IDTechEx looks back and reviews what has been new in the world of printed electronics in the last 12 months.
TactoTek and Structural Electronics
This article concerns TactoTek in Oulu Finland and how its technologies can scale up and create billion dollar businesses.
TactoTek expands Americas market presence
Today, TactoTek announced the opening of sales and business development operations in Mexico with representatives in Monterrey and San Luis Potosí, Mexico—hotbeds of electronics design and manufacturing for global market leaders in automotive, home appliances, medical equipment and other markets.
TactoTek is based in Oulu, Finland. Founded in 2011, the company is a spin-off from VTT. TactoTek is at the center of the move from 100 years of "components in a box" to merged structure, electronics and electrics. It manufactures products that integrate printed circuitry and discrete electronic components into 3D injection molded plastics.
Novem Integrates TactoTek® Injection Molded Structural Electronics
Today TactoTek® and Novem announced that they have executed a multi-year agreement to develop solutions integrating IMSE electronics into premium interior trim products. The resulting solutions are single piece, electronically active trim elements for luxury vehicles.
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.
TactoTek® injection molded structural electronics automotive certified
TactoTek® announced that one of its IMSE designs has passed an automotive OEM's test requirements for interior use in its vehicles.
TactoTek™ advances injection molded structural electronics
Today TactoTek™ announced its IMSE Partner program for producers of materials, electronic components, equipment, and design tools used in IMSE solution design and production.
TactoTek Speeds IMSE Production with Essemtec Multifunctional SMD
Today TactoTek™ announced that it is now using an Essemtec multi-functional pick-and-place system, The Paraquda, for IMSE production. The Paraquda combines three different production steps within one machine platform: solder paste jetting and/or glue jetting and SMD assembly.
Five Hot Trends with Printed and Flexible Electronics
Europe's leading event on printed and flexible electronics, Printed Electronics Europe 2018, opens its doors in less than three weeks to over 2,500 global visitors.