Latest innovations and techniques using IMPC™ (In-Mold Printed Circuit)

Latest innovations and techniques using IMPC™

About the IMPC LAB

At the IMPC LAB, our aim is to contribute to humanity and society by reinventing manufacturing through the use of next generation IME (In-Mold Electronics) technologies.

The technologies we develop are also used to provide our customers with mass production and prototyping services.

*AMC (Additive Manufacturing Center) is the development division of Elephantech Inc.
*IMPC (In-mold Printed Circuit) is the name of Elephantech's IME technology.

What is IMPC LAB?

Manufacturing with IMPC

We have started making "cool" products using our IMPC technology. For more information, please refer to About the IMPC™ Solution.

(Case Study 1) IMPC™ touch sensor with integrated connector.

Products can be designed according to your desired connector type and shape.

Products can be designed according to your desired connector type and shape.

The electrical circuits and metal pins were insert molded simultaneously.

The electrical circuits and metal pins were insert molded simultaneously.

Electronic components and pin contacts are attached using soldering techniques.

Electronic components and pin contacts are attached using soldering techniques.

 

Lighter and thinner: Lightweight and space saving achieved by reducing the number of parts.
Improvement of product accuracy: Integral molding improves positioning accuracy.
Reduced assembly process: Reduction of the assembly process and simplification of the production line by integral molding.
Automatic assembly potential: High accuracy of connector position enables automatic assembly equipment to be used.

This prototype was developed in collaboration with TAKAHATA PRECISION Co., LTD.

Video of IMPC™ Touch Sensor with Integrated Connector

Sample Details

  • Flexible printed circuits: P-Flex® PET
  • Resin material: Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Metal pins: Brass (Ni substrate gold flash)
  • Size: 80mm x 80mm
  • Thickness: 1.5mm
  • Conector: Yazaki Corporation Part number, 7283-8852-30 (waterproof connector for automotive use)

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