In-Mold Electronics (IME) are the revolutionary result of combining the in-mold decoration (IMD) process with various printed electronics technologies culminating in a ‘Smart Molded Part' that can transform traditional control panels into smart, curved surfaces. The surfaces can integrate lighting, decorative overlays, user interfaces and much more, for a functionally enhanced finished product. Not only is it the most advanced e2ip offering, but also the most advanced offering in our industry. It unites and showcases the full range of e2ip expertise and innovative technologies. Smart Molded Parts are truly the future of HMI.
Manufacturing an IME product combines the innovative and expertly planned integration of many HMI technologies and processes. The core electronics are normally screen-printed, using conductive inks which contribute to minimizing overall parts and size. Thermoforming techniques are then applied to create the desired shape. Finally, additional lighting and interfaces may be layered in to meet the desired functionality.
Smart Molded Parts offer the most advanced HMI products under today’s standards: lightweight, low-cost, highly functional and aesthetically pleasing. From ideation to fabrication and beyond – through to everyday use in action – all aspects of IME embody the essence of being optimal in every way.
e2ip IME can be used in various applications such as medical, consumer, and aerospace. Notably, our IME design entry for Materials and Components was selected as a Finalist for the Aerospace Industries’ prestigious Crystal Cabin Awards 2020. IME represents our commitment to innovation on innovation – continuously leading and transforming the most modern methods in our field to their next levels.
Electromechanical systems can act as peripheral systems to your existing products, designed and engineered to expand operational efficiencies.
Modules fully integrated into existing systems, for deep and complete embedding in the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) product.
Membrane switches and keypads come in many different configurations but are generally used to control different kinds of circuits.
Electronics should not get in the way of design freedom.
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