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About IMPC™ (In-Mold Printed Circuit)
IMPC™ (In-Mold Printed Circuit)
IMPC™ (In-Mold Printed Circuit)


IMPC™ (In-Mold Printed Circuit) is a type of IME (In-Mold Electronics) technology where an inkjet-printed circuit film is given a three-dimensional form and integrally molded with various plastic resins.

  • By using a PET substrate and making the copper wiring meander (meander wiring), processes such as vacuum forming can be used in achieving a three-dimensional form.
  • By integrating the circuit board in a resin component, IMPC™ eliminates the need for a separate housing.
IMPC ™ layer configuration example
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The circuit is made to fit three-dimensional curves and molded in resin as a single-piece.

wiring

Straight wiring will be torn when made to be three-dimensional but the problem can be solved by using meander wiring.

straight
strait
Cracks appear

meander wiring
meander wiring
Cracks do not appear

Advantages of integration
IMPC ™(In-Mold Printed Circuit)Advantages of integration
IMPC ™(In-Mold Printed Circuit) Advantages of integration
IMPC ™(In-Mold Printed Circuit) Advantages of integration
IMPC ™(In-Mold Printed Circuit) Advantages of integration

  • Reduction of total weight
  • Reduced number of components
  • Improvement in designability by supporting curved surfaces
  • Miniaturization compatibility
  • Electronic devices can be soldered onto copper circuits
  • The use of inkjet printing to form the circuit makes design changes easy
  • Wiring stress is lessened by using meander wiring for the three-dimensional parts.


Application

  • Thinner, lighter touch sensors and LED lighting
  • Performance improvements from being able to place antennas and sensors on the surface

Industrial field
Consumer Equipment, Industrial Equipment

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IMPC (In-Mold Printed Circuit) is a type of IME technology where an inkjet-printed circuit film is given a three-dimensional form and integrally molded with various plastic resins. Here's an informative video on IMPC.
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IMPC
IMPC™ (In-Mold Printed Circuit) is a kind of IME (In-Mold Electronics) technology in which a printed-circuit film is formed in a three-dimensional shape and integrally molded with resin.