Smart molded structures

Electronics encapsulated within light, thin, mass produced 3D plastics Contact us

Smart molded structures

Electronics encapsulated within light, thin, mass produced 3D plastics Contact us

Use Cases

Automotive

3D contoured electronics: thin, light, seamless. TactoTek innovations free Industrial Designers to reshape, restyle and reinvent vehicle electronics. Imagine the possibilities.

Home Appliances & Automation

Graceful curves, responsive touch and advanced connectivity in ultra-thin, highly integrated designs: Smart Molded Structures make elegant solutions.

Wearables

Flexible, comfortable, durable and mass producible: TactoTek molds in intelligence that powers wearable technology.

Benefits

Design freedom

Include new functions, create innovative shapes and add electronic functionality in new locations when traditional design constraints are eliminated.

Durability & protection

Encapsulating printed electronics and components within plastics seals systems from moisture and debris, and protects them from shock and vibration.

Space-saving technology

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.

Excellent touch performance

Deliver superior performance by locating touch sensors as close as 0.1mm from the user; systems can be designed for reliable use with leather gloves.

Light weight

TactoTek structures are molded using standard plastics and eliminate multiple structural elements found in typical electronics designs.

Simple assembly

TactoTek in-mold electronics integrate many electronic functions within cosmetic plastics which reduces the number of parts and simplifies assembly.

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Technology & Manufacturing

TactoTek In-Mold Electronics Manufacturing Process

1

Print decoration on in-mold labeling (IML) film

2

Print electronics on film: wiring, capacitive touch sensors and antennas

3

Surface mount electronic components on film

4

Thermoform film into 3D shape

5

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)

Upcoming Events

Automotive Surfaces Conference 2016

Munich, Germany | 30 Nov-1 Dec 2016 Details: Automotive Surfaces Conference 2016 is the meeting place for the auto industry, focusing on vehicle interior fixings, applications and developments. The conference will act as a platform for industry experts to showcase new...

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Electronica – Planet e

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...

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Printed Electronics USA (part of IDTechEx Show)

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...

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