The Printed Electronics team at e2ip technologies is pleased to announce that we, together with our partners at the National Research Council of Canada have advanced In-Mold Electronics (IME) by developing a next-generation IME capability.
IMe₂™ expands beyond the traditional IME process of printing, forming, and injection molding. IMe₂™ utilizes new ways to combine printed electronic and graphic materials with a variety of new methods and combinations for curing, forming, and molding.
Expanding the range of materials and process options contributes to our e2ip value proposition “from Ideation to Fabrication”. e2ip’s IMe₂™ designs can utilize strategic metallization such as our Molecular Ink (MINK). MINK offers significant advantages in conductivity, stretch, and formability. IMe₂™ designs can also utilize other advanced materials including Dielectrics, Graphic Inks, Adhesives as well as Polymer Thick Film (PTF) and Nano Inks.
Other e2ip technologies are available to address specific features in device design including our CapFlex™ and Lumifilm™ which offer superior touch and light performance as well as our HeatSeal® technology which offers significant ingress protection for environmentally sensitive parts.
Our first IMe₂™ concept device is code-named AVATAR which ties to the embodiment of an idea or person, as an example of a transformative metamorphosis. Ultimately this aligns with the paradigm shift that IME and IMe₂™ will bring to manufacturing and design.
We are extremely proud to have been selected as one of three finalists in the prestigious Crystal Cabin Awards 2020. The Crystal Cabin Awards are held annually during the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg Germany. Our entry in the category of “Material & Components” explains and demonstrates this paradigm shift and how it will impact the airline passenger’s experience from both a functional and brand perspective.
We are currently working closely with several partners in the Aerospace, Medical Device, and Industrial sectors on their next-generation products utilizing our IMe₂™.
From ideation to fabrication, we rethink the boundaries between technology and design to deliver innovative Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and Smart Surface solutions to global market leaders. We create new possibilities through innovations in printed electronics, material science, advanced manufacturing processes and embedded system development to transform the surfaces we touch in our everyday lives and simplify how we all interact with our physical environment.
VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
r.bjorlin @ e2ip.com