Smart Molded Structures
Electronics encapsulated within light, thin, mass produced 3D plastics
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)
Latest Press Releases
Automotive interiors giant takes equity position in in-mold structural electronics (IMSE) leader OULU, FINLAND (21 February 2017) – TactoTek, a leader in injection molded structural electronics (IMSE) solutions, today announced that its funding has grown to over...read more
Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. Partners with TactoTek to Deliver Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE) Solutions for Automotive and Home Appliances
Leading In-Mold Decoration (IMD) Supplier Replaces Traditional Electronics with IMSE Solution KYOTO, JAPAN/OULU, FINLAND – Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.(TYO 7915), a leading manufacturer of In-Mold Decoration (IMD) parts for automotive and home appliance OEMs, today...read more
TactoTek adds technology team and account management expertise to address high demand from automotive, industrial and appliance markets DETROIT, MICHIGAN/OULU, FINLAND (November 15, 2016) – TactoTek, a leading manufacturer of 3D injection molded structural electronics...read more