Our multi-disciplinary experience in printing, packaging, polymers, materials and electronics allows us to produce flexible smart systems or polymer foil over-moulded rigid systems for our customers. Foil integration to 3D devices means refining printed rolls to 3D prototypes and final products.
From roll to product
VTT improves integration technologies for smart-sensing and functional 3D product structures. Our processes permit us to develop products that are cost-efficient, conformal, and easy to assemble. We are able to print electric wires and functional devices onto polymer foils, or to assemble bare semiconductor devices on foils, later to be further refined as a means of creating conformal product structures. This may involve inserting foils into injection moulding, reaction moulding, or over-mould foils with the desired polymer or epoxy material. The pre-shaping of the foils using heat and pressure before over-moulding improves conformal embedding of foils into the desired 3D plastic structures. Applications include lighting, sensing, displays and user interfaces.
Manufacturing of new free-form integrated smart objects
Polymer foil integration technology allows us to develop innovative ideas to meet our customers’ product needs. We can help vet product ideas through prototype implementation and testing. In this way, customers can ascertain final product costs, or the cost of structures and development in the production ramp-up phase.
A new pilot production line is now under development and will be operational in 2012.
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