Polestar taps IMSE for molded electronics

Polestar taps IMSE for molded electronics

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By Nick Flaherty

Car maker Polestar has licensed the Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE) technology from TactoTek in Finland for curved molded electronics in its vehicles.

Using IMSE will give Polestar more sustainable, lightweight, advanced electronics for its vehicles with new 3D design options.

IMSE parts are manufactured using clean additive processes. Because a single IMSE part typically performs the functions of a conventional multi-part assembly, designing for IMSE reduces complexity and streamlines global supply chains.

By seamlessly integrating electronics such as lights and controllers into thin conformal plastic structures, the molded technology enables more advanced lighting features and Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) that are both more sustainable and aesthetically appealing.

The IMSE technology is an opportunity for OEMs to enhance their design differentiation. The single piece construction simplifies structures and significantly reduces weight and  minimizes the size of PCB assemblies. TactoTek’s suite of technology transfer resources enables Polestar designers to incorporate the full range of the technology, including decorative and brand illumination, into their newest designs.

“Polestar’s licensing of IMSE technology is a testament to its significant sustainability benefits – with the potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50%, our technology seamlessly integrates with Polestar’s vision of building sustainable solutions while delivering exceptional customer experiences,” said Jussi Harvela, CEO of TectoTek in Oulu, Finland.

TactoTek licenses its intellectual property, including over 250 patents and critical know-how developed over a decade of intensive R&D and quality testing to global manufacturers who use reliable, standardized manufacturing processes to produce curved-shape and conformal electronics.


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