tactotek injection molded electronics


Several technology trends are coming together – digitally printed conductive inks, conductive adhesives for pick’n’place machines, ultra small LEDs and other electronic components – to make injection-molded structural electronics very interesting for the lighting industry.  The immediate application is obviously high-volume components like light engines or control interfaces, due to the fixed and expensive tooling associated with injection molding.  But the basic technologies show the way for non-injection molded parts, such as those produced in a digital roll-to-roll flat fabrication process.  Such a flat process would open the door to large architectural surfaces with the electronics inherently embedded into the material.  A side benefit for the lighting industry of this type of assembly is that the layers are molded together, inherently creating a hermetically sealed unit that simplifies weather-rated components.

TactoTek creates injection-molded structural electronics that integrate flexible printed circuitry and discrete electronic components into mass-produced 3D injection-molded plastics. TactoTek encapsulates electronics and circuitry in injection-molded plastics, so the resulting products are inherently durable and protected from the environment.
Founded in 2011, TactoTek is based in Oulu, Finland.



About Brad Koerner

Creative Director and Product Manager
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