Merging Form And Function With Injection Molded Structural Electronics (Printed Electronics USA 2017)

Dr Antti Keranen, CTO, Co-Founder


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Presentation Summary

TactoTek Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE) is a revolutionary technology that changes the way electronic parts such as HMI surfaces are designed and built. It is a solution that integrates printed electronics (circuitry, sensors, and antennas) and discrete electronic components (LEDs, ICs, etc.) inside of thin 3D plastic structures. Embedding functionality - for example lighting, controls, gesture sensors and antennas - within 3D-shaped surface structures significantly reduces the thickness and weight of parts, delivers excellent touch and antenna performance and brings unique design opportunities for the next generation of HMIs. Other benefits include simplified assembly and reduced total cost of ownership.

Speaker Biography (Antti Keranen)

Dr. Antti Keränen is the technology mastermind behind TactoTek structural electronics. His main responsibilities are developing and maintaining the IP portfolio, directing R&D innovation activities, and communicating the company technology vision and practical applications to the community. Antti has been a major contributor to the technology of in-mold electronics since 2005, when he joined the VTT printed electronics team. He is an Adjunct Professor of theoretical physics at the University of Oulu where he earned his PhD in 2002.

Company Profile (TactoTek Inc.)

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TactoTek is a leading provider of solutions for Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE) that integrate printed circuitry and electronic components into 3D injection molded plastics. Leading use cases include in-vehicle applications, home/industrial appliances, and wearable technology. TactoTek adapts customer designs to IMSE technology, develops mass production ready prototypes, and mass produces or licenses the technology for 3rd party mass production.
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