Finnish in-mold structural electronics (IMSE) company TactoTek is teaming up with German automotive lighting design consultancy Lightworks to jointly develop automotive lighting solutions.
“From styling to status indicators and dynamic operator alerts, we’re seeing incredible design creativity and high value solutions for users. Lighting is a prominent feature in over 95% of our customers’ IMSE solutions,” said Dave Rice, SVP Marketing and Business Development at TactoTek.
In TactoTek IMSE solutions LEDs and the circuitry that drives them are molded inside of the plastic that is part of the structure. The result is very thin, seamless components that can conform to complex shapes and are efficiently mass produced.
“The huge benefit of IMSE is the technology’s fusion of dynamic lighting with highly decorative surfaces and HMI functionality in 3D structures as thin as 2mm. We can enhance many of our illumination package designs with IMSE elements,” said Michael Höfgen, founder and CEO of Lightworks.