Do you need help with your electronic components? If so, we would be happy to help you. At Global Design & Development, we have a tremendous amount of experience with in-mold electronics. We can leverage all of this experience to assist you. Learn more about our services below, and reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

What Is In-Mold Electronics?

Technology is changing quickly, and this impacts the manufacturing field. One of the fields that is changing rapidly is electronics. There is a good chance that you rely on your electronics regularly for your operations, particularly if you work in the field of manufacturing. Therefore, you may want to take advantage of in-mold electronics, which are usually shortened to IME.

This is a unique feel that allows engineers, designers, and product developers to design products that are lighter, thinner, and more visually interesting. Even though the products may not weigh as much, they are far more durable than products manufactured using traditional manufacturing methods. By taking advantage of the latest technology in the field, you can stay on the cutting edge of the industry, getting the most out of your electronics.

At Global Design & Development, we are honored to provide you with access to this process. If you want to stay one step ahead of your competitors, trust our electronics processes to help you.

How Does In-Mold Electronics Work?

To take advantage of in-mold electronics, there are several materials required. First, a special ink is required to print them on thin plastic film. Then, these are trimmed and formed to make sure they mirror the geometry of the final product surface. After this, the folded film is loaded into a plastic injection molding tool that has been customized to meet your needs. Then, it is over-molded, encapsulating all required graphics and circuitry.

The second printed surface of the graphics and circuitry gives designers and developers the opportunity to incorporate touch controls and lighting using unique manufacturing methods. In this area, the in-mold decorating process crosses over to the field of in-mold electronics to provide the final product.

These steps can be customized to meet your specific needs. No matter what type of electronic product you need, this manufacturing process can be applicable to you. Therefore, you should work with a team that has experience in this area. At Global Design & Development, it would be our pleasure to walk you through this process.

In-Mold Electronics Process

There are multiple manufacturing and design processes required to bring the in-mold electronics process to fruition. Some of the most important areas include:

  • Circuit Design: Circuit design is one of the most important processes. Circuits can be in parallel, and series, or a mix of the two. Circuits have to be designed carefully for in-mold electronics to work.
  • Flexible Circuit Printing: Flexible circuit printing is also a critical part of this process. Using unique printing technology, we can customize your circuits to meet the needs of your product.
  • Specialty Injection Molding: Injection molding has been around for a long time in manufacturing; however, it has to be customized to meet the needs of smaller electronic devices. We have the right injection molding technology to make this process a success.
  • Graphic Distortion: Graphic Distortion is another critical part of this field. The graphics need to be distorted appropriately to ensure they come together properly when the product is formed.

These are just a few of the many facets involved in this process. Some of the other applications include proximity sensing, haptic response, capacitive touch, and near-field communication. Work with a team that has experience in all of these areas. At Global Design & Development, we deliver that to you.

Global Design & Development for Your Electronic Components Experts

If you need help with your electronics components, work with a team with the right training and experience. At Global Design & Development, we work hard to stay one step ahead of the competition by following the latest best practices in the industry. The industry is changing quickly, and we are changing with it. We are confident that this allows us to deliver the best possible result to you and your company. We use the best equipment in the industry to deliver consistent, reliable results. Allow us to show you what has made us one of the most trusted names in the industry. If you would like to learn more about our products and services, please contact us today. It would be our honor to walk you through this process.