Hybrid in-mould integration for novel electrical and optical features in 3D plastic products

Teemu Alajoki, Matti Koponen, Markus Tuomikoski, M. Heikkinen, A. Keränen, Kimmo Keränen, J.-T. Mäkinen, Janne Aikio, Kari Rönkä

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    Abstract

    Next generation of smart systems in different application areas such as automotive, medical and consumer electronics will utilize various electronic, optical and mechanical functions integrated in plastic product structures. In this study, hybrid in-mould integration of electronic and optoelectronic modules was exam-ined in order to embed novel functionality into polymer matrix. The feasibility to converge the printed electronics, component assembly and injection moulding manufacturing processes was examined by sim-ulations, experimental tests and by realizing three demonstrators: over-moulded optical touch panel, plas-tic embedded flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) foil and disposable healthcare sensor with over-moulded flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector. The demonstrators proved that hybrid in-mould integration could be feasible technology enabling seamless integration of optical, electrical and mechanical features into 3D plastic products.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication4th Electronics system integration technologies conference, ESTC 2012, 17 - 20 September 2012, Amsterdam
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages1-6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-4644-3, 978-1-4673-4643-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4645-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event4th Electronics system integration technologies conference, ESTC 2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 17 Sep 201220 Sep 2012
    Conference number: 4

    Seminar

    Seminar4th Electronics system integration technologies conference, ESTC 2012
    Abbreviated titleESTC 2012
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    CityAmsterdam
    Period17/09/1220/09/12

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