June 22, 2017

TactoTek collaborates with DuPont on IME market

TactoTek provides injection molded structural electronics (IMSE) solutions that integrate electronic components into 3D injection molded plastics, used for automative dashboards or wearable technology, for example.
TactoTek provides injection molded structural electronics (IMSE) solutions that integrate electronic components into 3D injection molded plastics, used for automative dashboards or wearable technology, for example.
TactoTek

Finnish TactoTek, a leading designer and producer of injection molded electronics (IME), is teaming up with DuPont Electronics and Communications (DuPont) to meet the growing demand for IME solutions on the market.

With DuPont set to supply advanced materials, TactoTek will provide innovative designs that work together with the material, and focus on touch controls, illumination, and connected intelligence for the automative and home appliances market.

“The anticipated DuPont and TactoTek IME solutions will allow user interface designers and engineers to create touch control surfaces that are beautiful, functional and durable,” says Michael Burrows, global venture leader at DuPont. “The resulting parts can significantly reduce the weight, assembly effort and overall cost of the product.”

By printing electronics and circuits directly onto plastic substrates, designers can integrate touch controls, antennas and lighting into home appliances such as refrigerators or washing machines, or into automotive consoles such as dashboards and steering wheels.

“By encapsulating the complexity of numerous discrete sub-parts into a single solution, IMSE technology greatly simplifies electronics integration and offers new degrees of design freedom,” says Dave Rice, senior vice president of marketing at TactoTek. “Together with DuPont, we can educate designers and engineers about IME design rules so they can access the full benefits of the technology.”

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