Include new functions, create innovative shapes and add electronic functionality in new locations when traditional design constraints are eliminated.
Our in-mold electronics have a typical wall thickness of 2-4mm, and do not require the depth of light pipes and full width PCBs.
TactoTek structures are molded using standard plastics and eliminate multiple structural elements found in typical electronics designs.
Technology & Manufacturing
TactoTek In-Mold Electronics Manufacturing Process
Print decoration on in-mold labeling (IML) film
Print electronics on film: wiring, capacitive touch sensors and antennas
Surface mount electronic components on film
Thermoform film into 3D shape
Injection mold part using film insert
“Wearable Technology, the Internet of Things and other new applications of electronics cannot be adequately served by the 100 year old components-in-a-box approach.
Lightweight, shaped, rugged, structural construction, where TactoTek excels, is essential. It will be invaluable in electric vehicles for example.”
Dr Peter Harrop IDTechEx, author of the report
”Structural Electronics 2015-2025″
“We are pleased that TactoTek’s 3D design and manufacturing expertise, including integrating ICs, are helping to make in-mold electronics a reality.”
John Voultos, Global Business Development Leader
DuPont Advanced Materials (DuPont)
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Munich, Germany | 8-11 Nov 2016 Details: Electronica is one of the world’s leading trade fairs for electronic components, systems and applications. Whether it comes to PCBs, semiconductors, sensors, connectors or displays: electronica is a place to find out what...read more
Santa Clara, CA, USA | 16-17 Nov 2016 Details: The world’s largest event on printed and flexible electronics. Assessing end-user requirements, the latest diverse technology capability and all the opportunities. TactoTek CTO and Co-Founder Antti Keränen is presenting...read more